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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... AN ATTEMPT IN THE SENATE TO OVERRIDE THE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF A BAN ON LATE TERM ABORTIONS FALLS SHORT.
FORMER SALEM TEACHER AND GOLF CHAMP PENNY STALLINS WAS IN COURT TODAY ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES... ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
And it's Thursday, September 26th,....Our Top Story tonight,
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VO-NAT


The U-S will reluctantly take part in discussions on the mounting violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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P-Israel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=news-7pt


Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=mid east peace


Street fighting in the middle east killed at least another 48 people today.
But efforts are reportedly underway to also arrange a meeting in Cairo tomorrow between Israli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat-- along with Egypt's President.
Jesse Schulman has more.
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SUPER=03-Tel Aviv; :
SUPER=01-Dr. Nabil Sha'ath/Palestinian Cabinet Minister; :43
SUPER=01-Yitzhak Mordechai/Israeli Defense Minister; 1:12
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:33
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((
This is not how Prime Minister Netanyahu had planned to spend his hundredth day in office... hurrying home from a European tour to face widespread fighting between Israeli and Palestinian forces. The deadly violence spread around the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Young Arabs armed with the traditional weapons of protest, were backed up by their elders with weapons of war. There were gunfights between Palestinian policemen and Israeli soldiers at outposts, checkpoints and around Jewish settlements.
There were casualties among the Palestinians... among the Israeli soldiers.... and among the journalists, CBS News cameraman Issa Freij was injured by a bullet that narrowly missed his heart. DR. NABIL SHA'ATH, PALESTINIAN CABINET MINISTER: THIS IS A TRAGIC EXPLOSION OF POPULAR ANGER AND A TOTAL DISREGARD OF HUMAN LIFE BY ISRAELI TROOPS.
And with the toll of dead on both sides rising, the first funerals, the first outpourings of grief... there will be many more.
PLO chief Yassir Arafat has ordered his men not to fire unless their lives are in danger... it's not clear they're listening. ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER YITZHAK MORDECHAI: SOME ARE WORKING WITH US, SOME ARE SHOOTING, SOME ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITIES.
As bad as it is, the fighting has so far been limited to small arms. That may shortly change. Israel has been bringing up the big guns, moving tanks near the fighting but not unleashing their might, yet. standup Netanyahu seems to be hoping a show of force will convince the Palestinians to end the fighting on Israel's terms. But Arafat has terms of his own... US pressure could probably end the killing... it's getting hard to see what else can.
Jesse Schulman. CBS news tel aviv.))

P-Gingrich


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=GINGRICH


The House Ethics Committee wants to know whether Newt Gingrich has been telling the truth about the college course he taught.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The panel voted today to expand it's investigation-- to find out if Gingrich told all about the relationship of his former political action committee to the course.
A Spokesman for the House Speaker says Gingrich told the truth.
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SOT 18:09:50
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((TONY BLANKLEY/GINGRICH'S SPOKESMAN: NEWT HAD ASKED THAT THE REPORT BE MADE PUBLIC...THEY HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING THAT SUGGESTS THAT HE'S VIOLATED ANY RULE OF THE HOUSE OR ANY LAW.))
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VO-NAT


The probe originally dealt with whether the course was a political activity that violated tax laws.
Some Democrats in the house are now calling for Gingrich's resignation as the investigation continues.
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P-Abortion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-c
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((ON THIS VOTE THE AYES ARE 57 THE NAYS ARE 41. TWO THIRDS OF THE SENATORS NOT HAVING VOTED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE BILL ON RECONSIDERATION FAILS TO PASS OVER THE PRESIDENT'S VETO ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=abortion


In the Senate, lawmakers opposed to so-called partial birth abortions failed to garner enough votes to override President Clinton's veto of a bill that would have banned the late-term procedure.
Some Democrats had opposed the ban because it allowed the procedure only in life and death circumstances-- not when the mother's health was in JEOPARDY.

p-Muldoon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE# net-k-96-72
GRAPHIC=Patrick Muldoon


In our region-- Ninth District congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon says
SS=boucher

incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher should be ashamed for supporting late- term abortions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Muldoon held a puppy named Babe to illustrate for reporters what he called a "barbaric" practice.
He said what Boucher is condoning for babies would never be tolerated for dogs.
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((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: 85 PERCENT OF THESE CASES ARE PURELY ELECTIVE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE FETUS. IT'S A NORMAL CHILD JUST INCHES AND MINUTES AWAY FROM LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Candidate for Congress;
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OUT Q=away from life.
TALENT=Connie
SS=hold


Boucher says he would have voted differently if exceptions were included.
Muldoon says he supports late- term abortions ONLY when the mother's LIFE is at stake.

P-ValuJet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=PLANE SAFETY


ValuJet has the green light to fly again.
The Transportation Department says the company has shown it's ready to comply with all laws and regulations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The budget-priced airline was grounded in June because of doubts about its maintenance programs.
That after the May crash in the Florida Everglades that killed all 110 people on board.
The Federal Aviation Administration already cleared ValuJet to fly again, but the Transportation Department also had to give approval.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Prosecutors win the first round in the Penny Stallins drug case, details in a moment--
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VO-NAT


And a federal raid at a small research firm in Radford. Tracy Altizer tells us about the investigation.
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go to break

P-Stallins


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former amateur golf champ... and retired Salem school teacher... cried on the witness stand as she talked about her drug addiction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Penny Stallins is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
At a motions hearing in Botetourt County Circuit Court today, Stallins sobbed as she recounted her 10 year addiction to the drug.
Her attorneys tried to have some evidence thrown out... but those motions were denied.
Stallins is a 3- time winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Golf Tournament, and a former phys- ed instructor at Andrew Lewis High School.
She faces similar drug charges in Salem, as well.
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P-Radford-Raid


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=None


The Radford Chamber of Commerce "Businessman of the Year" is now the target of a federal investigation.
Tracy Altizer has this report on the American Research Corporation and Russell Churchill.
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(( Federal investigators seen in and around ARCOVA today would not comment about what they were doing.
But some former employees tell News-7 the feds have been asking questions about altered time sheets.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, they said investigators also wanted to know about what the ex-employees call a common practice at ARCOVA of taking money from one project to pay for another, and to pay company overhead.
Owner Russell Churchill was not available for comment, and his wife Ann Churchill refused to answer any questions.
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((CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE? ANSWER: IF I KNEW I COULD TELL YOU. I DON'T KNOW. AND IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, OKAY? ))
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ARCOVA is a designated Small Business Innovative Research company.
Congress enacted the SBIR program in 1982 to help small companies bring new products to the market.
The ex-employees we spoke with say ARCOVA has secured more than 100 contracts to engineer products such as software and robotics, mostly with government agencies, using taxpayer dollars. Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

P-Helping-Hand


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# net-h
GRAPHIC=None


For couples going through a divorce, sometimes it's hard to find neutral ground.
A woman in Salem has opened a unique business called "A Helping Hand."
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((SCOTTIE LAUGHON: THIS IS MY DINING ROOM. I'VE SET THIS UP FOR FAMILIES WHOSE VISITATION IS REQUIRED TO BE SUPERVISED. YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY HERE OR YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY. I CAN ENVISION FAMILIES ENJOYING THEIR THANKSGIVING MEAL HERE, OR CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER.))
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Scottie Laughon (LAWN) says she saw a need for the service while she was employed as a deputy clerk in the juvenile court.
She is trying to provide a comfortable alternative to a shopping mall, restaurant or park.
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((SCOTTIE LAUGHON: I WANT FAMILIES AND CHILDREN TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEN THEY COME HERE. I WANT THEM TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE VISITING A FAVORITE AUNT'S HOME INSTEAD OF A SERVICE OR LOCATION FOR THIS TYPE OF SERVICE. I WANT PEOPLE TO RELAX AND FEEL GOOD WHEN THEY COME HERE.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


"A Helping Hand" also provides a location for visitation exchange and transfers of personal property.
The services will be available at night and on weekends and holidays.

P-Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=none


Overcrowding in Lynchburg's juvenile detention home won't be such a problem in the near future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Dignitaries helped break ground this morning for a five million dollar addition to the Florida Avenue facility.
The expansion will add 40-new beds and create room for more programs and services that can't be offered now.
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SOT 8:43:34
IN Q=It will reduce

((PAT HALEY/JUVENILE SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR: IT WILL REDUCE THE FRUSTRATION OF THE COURTS AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO LOCATE SPACE FOR JUVENILES. THE QUALITY OF CARE, THE SUPERVISION AND SERVICES FOR THESE YOUTHS WILL BE VASTLY IMPROVED. AND IT WILL GIVE US A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO REDIRECT THESE MISGUIDED YOUNG PEOPLE.))
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OUT Q=misguided young people.
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VO-NAT


The new addition should be finished in 1998.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


NEWS-7 Primetime is far from finished-- you won't want to miss tonight's Video of the Day--
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VO-NAT


And we'll meet Edna Nicely who is now a proud homeowner in Botetourt County thanks in part to a local organization.
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go to break

P-Mortgage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE# net-g
GRAPHIC=Housing


It's "Home Sweet Home" for one Botetourt County woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Edna Nicely didn't think she'd ever be able to buy her own house.
But with the help of the Greater Roanoke Valley Homebuyers Club, her dream became a reality this afternoon.
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SOT 16:12:34
IN Q=There's too

((EDNA NICELY/NEW HOME OWNER: THERE'S TOO MANY OBSTACLES AND YOU GET DISCOURAGED IF YOU DON'T HAVE PEOPLE TO HELP YOU. IT'S LIKE A SUPPORT GROUP. SO I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYBODY... THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS. ))
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VO-NAT


The Homebuyers Club is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation.
Organizers work with members for an extended period of time... hoping to pre-qualify them for a mortgage loan.
The group hopes to assist 200 potential home buyers in the next year.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Stay tuned-- More NEWS-7 Primetime is coming up-- cc sponsor go to break

P-New-Moms


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=childbirth


An end to so-called "drive through deliveries."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


President Clinton today signed into law a bill forcing insurance companies to pay for AT LEAST a two-day hospital stay for mothers and their babies.
It guarantees FOUR DAYS coverage for women who undergo a Cesarearn section.
The new law also forbids insurance companies from setting separate coverage limits for physical and mental health treatment.
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P-Research


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=washingtondc


Some big names on Capitol Hill today urging for more money to be spent on medical studies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Members of the Senate Aging and Appropriations Committee heard from those who want more done to finance research for both cancer and neurological disorders.
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SOT 15:31:00
IN Q=Our current

((RETIRED ARMY GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF/PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR: OUR CURRENT BATTLE PLAN LEAVES A GREAT DEAL TO BE DESIRED. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD NOT STAND FOR A MILITARY OPERATION THAT, LIKE THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER, HAS TAKEN 25 YEARS AND CLAIMED TEN MILLION LIVES. ))
SUPER=01-Norman Schwarzkopf/Prostate Cancer Survivor; :
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VO-NAT


Schwarzkopf was treated for prostate cancer.
Former baseball player Rod Carew was also there-- discussing his daughter's losing fight against leukemia.
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P-Teen-Smoking


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=teen health
Just five cigarettes a day can cause harm to the lungs of teenagers---and

girls are particularly sensitive.
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VO-NAT


A new study looked at over 12-thousand teenagers who smoked.
Researchers found that lung capacity declined among girls who lit up.
Boys who smoked also experienced problems-- but smaller airways in girls may make them MORE susceptible to damage from smoking.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Each night News 7 PRIMETIME endeavors to bring you some of the more off-beat pictures of the day.
Tonight, I have the unfortunate task of taking you to Columbus-- where one diehard Ohio State Buckeyes fan did the unthinkable-- just to win tickets for the Notre Dame football game this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Columbus, OH;


Of all things, Aaron Conrad dove into a pool of manure.... to fish around for free tickets to the game.
He even had to sift through bumper stickers and other things, to make the task more difficult.
In the end....Conrad came out a winner.
But to say he came out smelling like a rose....that might take a bath in vinegar and tomato juice.
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toss to steve

SP-Parker


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=s6-19
GRAPHIC=none


We start with football..what else this time of year! Virginia Tech will once again be without the services of tailback Marcus Parker. Hokie Head Coach Frank Beamer announced this afternoon that the former Salem star's suspension is still on going and he will miss this weekend's game against the Cuse.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


This will be the 4th straight game Parker has missed. Sources say it is only a matter of time before the tailback is red shirted. A Virginia Tech official said today that a red shirt announcement " may be forth coming". Parker is on suspension for violating team policy. More sports headed your way, but first the early numbers.
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SP-Volley


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


We start on the hard wood...not basketball...volleyball where Patrick Henry traveled to Cave Spring for a good old fashion Roanoke Valley District showdown.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00


The Lady Patriots are rebuilding after last year's trip to the Group 3A state championship.
Cave Spring took game one 15 to nothing!
PH came back in the second. Nicole Kent on the serve..the rally goes back and forth before the Lady Patriots take the point.
But the Cave was to strong and wins the remaining two games 15-11 and 15-12.
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SP-Race


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=North Wilkesboro


Winston Cup racing will close a big chapter this weekend when drivers and fans bid farewell to one of the oldest short tracks on the circuit.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC; :


This weekend's Tyson Holly Farms 400 will be the last time the Cup cars will tangle at the track know as the "Bull Ring."
The veterans like Dale Earnhardt and Ricky Rudd remember the battles at the short track early in their careers.
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((DALE EARNHARDT/3 CHEVROLET: )) ((RICKY RUDD/10 FORD: )) ((ERNIE IRVAN/28 FORD: ))
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SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/10 Ford; :18
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/28 Ford; :34
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OUT Q= ...STOMPING GROUNDS."
ANCHOR=steve
SS=Hold logo


The Cup cars will qualify for the race tomorrow afternoon.

SP-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE


Week five and Friday Football Extra is yes, very much alive!!! Our FFE crews will bring you the highlights from 15 games, here's a quick look at what's on the menu.
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toss to connie

P-Cosmo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net=h
GRAPHIC=none


Finally tonight-- Cosmopolitan Magazine features a bachelor of the month--it includes a brief biography and address for interested women.
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VO-NAT


But this month's Bachelor isn't all he's cracked up to be.
The next date for Plastic Surgeon Doctor Steven (LOCK-ni-car) Locnikar will probably be in court.
It seems the Phoenix man owes as much a 15 thousand dollars in back child support.
The doctor spent the day in jail-
SUPER=03-Maricopa Co, AZ;


That gave female inmates a chuckle as they joked about their good looking fellow inmate.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


Here's what we're working on in the newsroom tonight for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=x5024;
SUPER=77-Hear From Hooters;


Hooters is planning to open its Roanoke restaurant in November-- owners say
the waitresses,SUPER=78-"All American Cheerleaders"

in their trademark skimpy clothing, are considered "All American Cheerleaders."
And there's snow in the Black Hills of South Dakota, we'll give you a winter preview.
SUPER=79-Black Hills Are Snow White;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


We'll join Jean Jadhon in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow.