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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Teresa

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Reaction to VMI's decision to admit women.
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VO-NAT


A tractor trailer brings traffic to a slow pace on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
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ANCHOR=Teresa
SS=None


Plus, we'll head to Salem where a group of hobbyists are sharing their passion for cars.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, The Redskins and Panthers win today the Vikings upset the packers and Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag at Martinsville. WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


The change of seasons brought with it partly sunny skies and gusty winds.
A delightful autumn forecast is on the way for the work week.

VMI


ANCHOR=TERESA
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=VMI


The reviews are mixed on the decision reached by the The Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors.
Is the decision to go co-ed, a sign of changing times or the end of single-sex education?
Several V-M-I alumni gave Denise Allen their opinion on yesterday's decision.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :03
SUPER=10-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent/Yesterday; :16
SUPER=01-Al Soltis/VMI Alumni Assoc.; :27
SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/VMI Alum; :45
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:16
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This is V-M-I and this is how school officials say it will remain.
As General Josiah Bunting reads it, the Supreme Court decision allows it to keep all the traditions that make V-M-I, V-M-I.
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SOT vmi #1 12:30:20
IN Q=I BELIEVE

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I BELIEVE FULLY QUALIFIED YOUNG WOMEN WOULD THEMSELVES FEEL DEMEANED BY ANY RELAXATION IN THE STANDARD OF VMI, THE STANDARDS WE IMPOSE ON YOUNG MEN.))
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SOT TODAY 12:41:51
IN Q=I WAS DISAPPOINTED

((AL SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI ASSOC.: I WAS DISAPPOINTED BUT I DID TAKE SOME COMFORT IN WHAT THE BOARD OF VISITORS SAID AND WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING ABOUT THE PROCESS NOW.))
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OUT Q=THE PROCESS NOW


Roland Lazenby is relieved his alma mater is changing with the times.
But he says for VMI's tradition of excellence to continue, some lesser traditions will have to be put away.
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SOT today 14:21:39
IN Q=NO 19TH CENTURY

((ROLAND LAZENBY/VMI ALUM: NO 19TH CENTURY KEYDET HAD A BUZZ CUT HAIRCUT. TO EXPECT A YOUNG WOMAN TO HAVE A BUZZ CUT TODAY IS UNREALISTIC AND PROBABLY MEAN AND PETTY.))
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OUT Q=MEAN AND PETTY


Both Soltis and Lazenby are worried that the Justice Department may require V-M-I to make drastic changes.
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SOT today 12:42:55
IN Q=i understand the citadel

((SOLTIS: I UNDERSTAND THE CITADEL HAS BEEN GIVEN A LIST OF THINGS THEY HAD TO CHANGE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE WOMEN. I THINK THE THING WE ARE AFTER IS TO MAKE THE CHANGES MINIMAL SO WOMEN IN FACT CAN RECEIVE THE WHOLE VMI SYSTEM.))
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OUT Q=WHOLE VMI SYSTEM


Lazenby says he believes the Justice Department won't intervene if VMI officials strive to make the integration of women successful.
Both agree the school is facing the greatest leadership challenge in its history.
But they say that's what you learn at VMI--how to rise to a challenge and win.
Denise Allen News 7.))

81-Ax


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-70
GRAPHIC=Accident


Traffic was tied up for hours after a tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The rig was pulling two trailers when the driver apparently lost control and crashed in the median near Troutville.
The accident happened around three O'clock, in the North bound lane.
One of the trailers flipped on its side, the other overturned on its top.
Traffic was backed up for at least four miles.
The driver was hurt, but his injuries did not appear serious.
State Police are still investigating.
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HALIFAX-FATAL


ANCHOR=TERESA
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


An early morning accident in Halifax County has killed a 37- year old man from Gladys.
Police say Johnny Otis Saint John was driving on route 6-36, just east of route 501, when he lost control of his vehicle.
The car slid off the road and overturned landing in a nearby cemetary.
The accident happened at 12-45 this morning.
Saint John died at the scene.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Teresa
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
A political analyst says L-F Payne is a shoe- in for the Lieutenant Governor's job.
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VO-NAT


And, students in a Craig County Preschool program have more room to learn in...thanks to an old school gymnasium...
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Thanks, Teresa--
Well, we've been cruising through this first day of Fall with some pretty pleasant weather-- But it has been breezy.
Overnight we saw some scattered showers-- let's take a look at the rainfall totals since midnight... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Payne


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-79
GRAPHIC=Payne, LF


Earlier this week outgoing fifth district congressman L-F Payne announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor next year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Abingdon/Wednesday;


And according to one of the Commonwealth's leading political pundits, Payne has the nomination all but wrapped up, even though early on people like former Education Secretary Jim Dyke were mentioned as potential candidates.
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SOT 10:30:44 FROM CATAWBA CAPITAL TAPE
IN Q=I'd be surprised

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: I'D BE SURPRISED IF JIM DYKE EVEN RAN. BECAUSE I THINK WHILE IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO BEAT A PARTY CANDIDATE IN A CONVENTION, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND IT'S VERY WELL KNOWN THAT DON BEYER WANTS LF PAYNE ON THE TICKET. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst;
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OUT Q=on the ticket.
ANCHOR=Teresa
SS=Beyer, Don


Sabato adds that Beyer is from northern Virginia, and he needs a running mate from the rural part of the state, where he's had little appeal in past elections.

Economist


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-77
GRAPHIC=None


A leading economist is bullish on the country's prospects for the next few years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Abingdon/Wednesday;


Robert Genetski (guh-NET-skee) told those attending the fourth annual Southwest Virginia Business Forum that "inflation is dead" in the U-S.
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SOT 11:00:57 from CATAWBA CAPITAL TAPE
IN Q=We're gonna

((ROBERT GENETSKI/ECONOMIST: WE'RE GONNA ENTER A PERIOD, AN EXTENDED PERIOD, OF PRICE STABILITY AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER PRESIDENT CLINTON GETS RE-ELECTED OR DOLE GETS ELECTED. WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE COMPUTER CHIP, OR PEOPLE WITH THE AID OF THE COMPUTER CHIP HAVE GENERATED A NUMBER OF STUDIES SHOWING THAT INFLATION IS TERRIBLY HARMFUL TO ECONOMIES. CENTRAL BANKERS READ THESE STUDIES AND WHAT THEY'VE CONCLUDED IS WE CANNOT INFLATE THE ECONOMY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Genetski/Economist;
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OUT Q=the economy.
ANCHOR=Teresa
SS=None


Genetski (guh-NET-skee) notes that of the top 12 countries in the world, more than half had interest rates BELOW two- percent last year.
The highest was Italy with four- point- four- percent.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


More cutbacks at Yokohama Tire in Salem, and Pulaski County lands a big new employer.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday; :05
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday; :16
SUPER=@File; :29 (quick!)
SUPER=03-Salem/Tuesday; :34
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Thursday; :42
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Thursday; :56
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(( Nat Sot
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A rebirth for the old Imperial Redding plant in Christiansburg.
Congressman Rick Boucher has secured a one- point- two- million- dollar federal grant to convert the building into a small business incubator.
Virginia's biggest bank is getting even bigger.
Richmond- based Crestar will acquire Citizens Bancorp of Washington, D-C, leaving it just a step away from joining the ranks of the thirty largest banks in the country.
Yokohama Tire in Salem says sluggish sales have forced it to lay off another 80 employees.
Also in Salem, after more than a century of family ownership, the Oak Hall cap and gown company has been sold to private investors.
Silver Creek Technologies has purchased land next to the NRV Airport in Pulaski County to build a plant and its U-S headquarters.
The German company makes pre- fabricated housing and expects to have 300 employees within two years.
Arkay Packaging is now up and running.
The New York cosmetic container company has 73 people working in its new 10- million- dollar facility in Botetourt County.
Checking the major financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq finished well on the upside.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Craig-Preschool


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-72
GRAPHIC=None


Craig County's "Early Childhood Special Education Program" has a new home and the students more room to roam.
The preschool program for disabled children is holding class in the newly renovated old high school gym.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Castle;


The county has been working for six years to transform the gym into a child care center.
Now the center is ready for business.
The preschool program just moved in and already the students are enjoying their new digs.
In previous years, the program used a small classroom in the elementary school.
Teachers say this bigger facility offers many advantages.
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SOT 10:47:25
IN Q=i think it's

((TERRI ALLEY/TEACHER: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO THESE CHILDREN ONCE THE DAY CARE STARTS TO BE WITH AGE APPROPRIATE PEERS. WHERE AS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THE MOST AGE APPROPRIATE PEERS THEY HAD WERE KINDERGARTNERS AND THEY WERE ALREADY FIVE AND IN SOME CASES SIX. THAT'S NOT REALLY AGE APPROPRIATE FOR A THREE YEAR OLD. SO THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE AGE APPROPRIATE PEERS WHO DON'T HAVE ANY DISABILITIES AT ALL AND THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD THING.))
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OUT Q=A GOOD THING
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VO-NAT


The center starts its licensed day care and after-school programs tomorrow.
Officials say the fees are on a sliding scale so quality child care is available to low income families.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
Organizers in Fincastle are gearing up for next weekend's fair.
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VO-NAT


And it's a ride down memory lane when these classic car owners get together.
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SOT 8:06:13
IN Q=If you appreciate

((IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS VINTAGE TIN, YOU'LL APPRECIATE MOST EVERYTHING IN LIFE.))
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OUT Q=everything in life.
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VO-NAT


We'll head over to Salem for that story.
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Classic-Cars


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE# 96-81
GRAPHIC=None


America has a love affair with automobiles-- and Southwestern Virginia is no different.
In Salem, word of mouth advertising has led to a bi-weekly display of some of history's best driving machines.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=All Summer long
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Cecil Ferguson/Organizer; :11
SUPER=07-Hubert Harvey; :28
SUPER=07-Georgia & Cecil Ferguson; :46
SUPER=01-Ron Bowles/Star City Cruisers; 1:06
SUPER=19-Andrew Freiden; 1:25
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=AF, News7

(( All summer long, a group of classic car hobbyists has been meeting on Saturday nights at the Hardees on Brambleton Avenue.
The crowds eventually outgrew the lot, so they took the show to FAST FREDDY'S in Salem.
SOT BRAD 3:18:33
IN Q=And I thought wow

((CECIL FERGUSON: AND I THOUGHT WOW-- THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE FOR A CRUISE IN AND I JUST TOLD DAN THE OWNER, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A CRUISE-IN OVER HERE-- AND HE SAID, HEY, I'D LOVE TO ))
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OUT Q=HEY, I'D LOVE TO


These car owners meet to show off their hard work, check out the competition, and to reminisce about days gone by.
SOT Brad 3:40:43
IN Q=I'd go out

((HUBERT HARVEY: I'D GO OUT ON WEEKENDS, AND I'D WRECK ONE AND BRING IT BACK HOME. ME AND DAD WOULD PUT IT TOGETHER. NEXT WEEKEND I'D BE OUT WRECKIN' IT AGAIN. ))
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OUT Q=WRECKIN IT AGAIN.


Many of the car buffs fondly remember the days of drag-racing on Route 419 and cruising down Franklin Road.
So do these now middle aged drivers still cruise to impress the opposite sex?
SOT BRAD 3:22:10
IN Q=NAT SOUND laughter

((THE FERGUSONS: I HOPE HE DOESN'T...YEAH WE DON'T TRY TO PICK UP THE GIRLS NO MORE. REPORTER: you have the one you want, right? I HAVE THE ONE I WANT. I GUESS I'LL STICK WITH HER. ))
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OUT Q=STICK WITH HER.


Nostalgia fills the air in this parking lot-- as does the smell of money.
It can cost from 12- thousand to 50- thousand dollars to get these vehicles looking like new.
SOT HOWARD 1: 8:08:07
IN Q=Everyone that has

((RON BOWLES: EVERYONE THAT HAS RESTORED ONE OF THESE CARS AND KEEPS THEM IN TOP SHAPE HAS SAVED A PIECE OF THE PAST FOR OUR KIDS TO SEE. ))
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OUT Q=kids to see.


And that history is on display for all to see at the corner of West Main Street and RT. 11 every second and fourth saturday of each month.
SOT Howie 2: 6:37:34
IN Q=so, the classic

((ANDREW FREIDEN: SO, THE CLASSIC CAR COMMUNITY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY FINALLY HAS A PLACE TO CALL HOME. IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THESE AGING BEAUTIES, PILE INTO YOUR CAR AND HEAD OVER TO SALEM-- AND PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7 ))
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OUT Q=Andrew Freiden, News7!

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Historic-Fincastle


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-71
GRAPHIC=None


Fincastle is celebrating its history with an old-fashion outdoor fair.
The 27th annual event will get underway next weekend as a fundraiser for Historic Fincastle Incorporated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


The organization will use the money raised to restore buildings like "The James Early" cabin.
The historic building dates back to 1796-- it was used as Early's home and taylor shop.
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SOT cover some w/b-roll 11:29:33
IN Q=THE INSIDE LOGS

((PEGGY DAVIS/HISTORIC FINCASTLE INC.: THE INSIDE LOGS MANY OF THEM ARE ORIGINAL. SOME OF THEM HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ROTTEN. THE CHIMNEY IS ORIGINAL AND WE HAVE A LOFT, WE USE FOR STORAGE BUT OF COURSE IN THE EARLY DAYS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE CHILDREN, BUT THIS ONE ROOM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, THE BEDROOM.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Davis/Historic Fincastle Inc.;
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OUT Q=THE BEDROOM
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VO-NAT


The cabin is now used as office space for Historic Fincastle and visitors are encouraged to take a guided tour of the house.
It will be open to the public during next week's festival.
Artists will also demonstrate their crafts during the two day event, next Saturday and Sunday.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville Mike Stevens will have a live report The Redskins win on the road.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And a couple of big upsets this weekend in the National Football League.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


Jeff Gordon tightened his grip on the Winston Cup Points title by winning today's Hanes 500 in Martinsville.
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Microwave


Mike Stevens now joins us with a wrap up of the fastest 500 lap race ever held at Martinsville.
Live=Mike Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
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(Rollcue: Nothing unusual about the eventual winner.)
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Hanes 500; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Jackson/Rick Mast's Car Owner; :55
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Hanes 500 Winner; 1:24
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Finished Third & Led 332 Laps; 1:51
SUPER=01-John Andretti/Finished Fifth; 1:58
RUNS=2:06
OUT Q=...go in next week.
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Live=Mike Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
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Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Microwave




S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Rams


The Washington Redskins used three interceptions to hole off the St. Louis Rams this afternoon 17 to 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :


The Redskins got on the board with 8 minutes left in the first quarter when Gus Frerotte hits tight end Scott Galbraith on the 2 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Washington.
Former Redskin Kicker Chip Lohmiller kicking for the first time against his old team and this field goal attempt is no good.
Then the Redskin defense put on the pressure. Linebacker Ken Harvey intercepts this Steve Walsh pass its knocked out of his hands but the Redskins recover the ball.
Terry Allen's Touchdown made it 17 SUPER=36-Washington/17/St. Louis/10/;to

3 then in the fourth quarter the Rams's Jermaine Ross scores on this three yard run but the Redskins win it 17 to 10.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers/49-ers


The Carolina Panthers remained undefeated this afternoon beating the San Francisco 49-ers in Charlotte this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; ;


Steve Beuerlein stepped in for the injured Kerry Collins this afternoon and early in the first quarter he hits Wesley Wall over the middle on the 19 yard touchdown and the Panthers led 7 to nothing.
Then in the second quarter it was the Beuerlein to Wall combination again this time the play covered 7 yards and the Panthers took the 14 to nothing lead.
San Francisco got on the board in the third quarter when Steve young finds a wide open Derek Loville on the 44 yard touchdown pass to make it 17 to 7 Panthers.
The Panther defense came up with SUPER=36-Carolina/23/San

Francisco/7;this interception by Greg Maxey and Carolina knocks off San Francisco 23 to 7.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
Another big upset this afternoon in the N-F-L. The Minnesota Vikings

knocking off Green Bay Handing the Packers their first loss of the season.
For that and all of today's Scores lets check the boards.
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wipe to boards
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SUPER=0100-j/Arizona/28//New Orleans/14////Denver/14/j/Kansas City/17///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Green Bay/21/j/Minnesota/30////Jacksonville/25/j/New

England/28//OT/;
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SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Giants/13//N.Y. Jets/6////San Francisco/7/j/Carolina/23///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Seattle/3//Tampa Bay/10/3//j/Washington/17//St. Louis/10///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0100-/Chicago/16//Detroit/21/3///Dallas/0//Buffalo/10/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/27//Oakland/14/3///Philadelphia///Atlanta///Night/;
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OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=College Football


A shocker in College football last night as Arizona State stunned top ranked Nebraska 19 to nothing.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/PRIME SPORTS; :


The Sun Devils scored the only touchdown of the game in the first quarter when Jake Plummer hits a wide open keith Poole on this 25 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Arizona.
Then the defense took over scoring three safeties in the game pulling off the upset and ending Nebraska's 22 game win streak the longest in college football.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


It was the first time Nebraska has been shut out since 1973 and it dropped the Cornhuskers from first to 8-th place in the A-P College football poll.
Florida becomes number one followed by Florida State, Penn State, Ohio State and Notre dame.
SS=Tech Logo


Tech's win over Big East opponent Rutgers keeps the Hokies in the 18-th spot in the pole.
SS=UVA Logo

rout at Wake Forest. And the Virginia Cavaliers check in at the 19-th position with yesterday's