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(( HERE'S WHAT'S YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...A SINKHOLE IS FORCING TRAFFIC TO BE REROUTED OFF OF INTERSTATE 81...
IT WILL TAKE LONGER THAN EXPECTED TO GET MONEY TO TRANSFORM THE LINCOLN TERRACE HOUSING COMPLEX INTO A VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOOD. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Our TOP STORY tonight, Wednesday October Ninth--
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VO-NAT


The Vice Presidential candidates take center stage-- they're duking it out at a debate in Florida.
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P-VP-Debate


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening.
You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC... I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=campaign 96


Al Gore and Jack Kemp are getting their 90 minutes in the spotlight at this hour.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL; :


The vice president and the man who would like to replace him are now squaring off.
For the Dole camp, the debate is an opportunity to increase the Republican hopeful's standings in the polls.
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SOT 19:18:11
IN Q=This

((JACK KEMP/R- VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS ECONOMY IS OVERTAXXED AND OVER-REGULATED. WE'VE GOT TOO MANY PEOPLE SUING EACH OTHER, THERE'S TOO MUCH LITIGATION. OUR EDUCATION IS NOT UP TO THE STANDARDS THAT THE AMERICAN FAMILY AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND CLEARLY THE WELFARE SYSTEM IS A DISGRACE TO OUR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS.))
SUPER=08-Jack Kemp/(R) Vice Presidential Candidate; :02
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=principals.
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VO-NAT


For the Clinton team, this is a chance to broaden what appears to be at this stage-- a comfortable lead.
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SOT 19:15:25
IN Q=We have a plan

((AL GORE/VICE PRESIDENT:WE HAVE A PLAN TO BALANCE THE BUDGET WHILE PROTECTING MEDICARE, MEDICAID, EDUCATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT, CREATING MILLIONS OF NEW JOBS. ))
SUPER=01-Al Gore/Vice President; :
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OUT Q=millions of new jobs.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Political analysts say many voters tonight may be examining Gore and Kemp as possible presidential candidates four years from now.

p-Ninth-District


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Debate plans have been hammered out for Congressional candidates in the Ninth District.
Incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher, Republican Patrick Muldoon and independent Tom Roberts will square off at seven p-m on October 25th.
The event will be held at Emory and Henry College.
College president Tom Morris will moderate, and the public is invited to attend.

P-Sink-Hole


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;


Travelling on Interstate 81 will be slow going tonight.
A sinkhole has closed a 15- mile, southbound stretch of the highway near the 200 mile marker.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the hole was created from water getting in between the rock.
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SOT 9:04:55
IN Q=What we're doing

((DANNY MARTIN/TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE CREW: WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS EXCAVATING DOWN UNTIL WE HIT SOLID ROCK, MAKE SURE WE GET ALL THE LOOSE MATERIAL OUT, BLOCK OFF ALL THE WATER THAT'S COMING IN. ))
SUPER=01-Danny Martin/VDOT Maintenance Crew;
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OUT Q=that's coming in
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VO-NAT


Officials say repairs could take 24 hours.
A 30- minute detour has been mapped out.
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p-Powell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former Halifax County football player is on the DEFENSE in court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


21-year old Lewis Jordan Powell Junior admits he shot and killed a man outside the Super-Eight Motel in Riverdale.
At his trial today, Powell's attorney said he acted in self defense.
But prosecutors say 17-year old Jason Lamont Chandler was UNarmed when he was shot New Years Day.
The two apparently belonged to different gangs.
Powell was a member of the 1991 High School State Championship- Halifax County football team.
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p-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=scott
TAPE#596-27
GRAPHIC=drug bust


As we told you last night-- 67-people were indicted on narcotics charges following a six-month long investigation in Roanoke.
It is the second time this year Roanoke police engineered a serious crack down on drugs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Undercover officers staked out a number of neighborhoods-- most notably near 13th Street Southwest... and Lafayette Boulevard Northwest.
They focused on street dealers, pushing everything from cocaine and heroin, to marijuana.
Officials say this bust is much bigger compared to the sweep earlier this year.
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SOT 12:10:50
IN Q=What we

((DENNIS NAGEL/ROANOKE CITY PROSECUTOR: WHAT WE FOUND WITH THIS DRUG SWEEP IS THAT THE TYPE OF OFFENDER IS WORSE THAN IN JANUARY AND PERHAPS BY TAKING THE GROUP OFF THE STREETS IN JANUARY, WE'RE NOW BEING ABLE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A WORSE CLASS OF DRUG OFFENDERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Roanoke City Prosecutor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=offenders
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Nagel (Nay-gull) says more than half of those indicted, have already been arrested.

P-Scotland


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-
GRAPHIC=none


The Scotish city of Dunblane stood still today as 16 children and their teacher were remembered with a memorial service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dunblane, Scotland; :


Some 600 mourners filed into the city's cathedral for the service-- among them Prince Charles.
The sermon was held by the reverend who conducted a memorial service after the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 1-0-3 over Lockerbie.
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SOT 16:53:59
IN Q=All of us

((REVEREND PROFESSOR JAMES WHYTE: ALL OF US WHO HAVE SHARED THE HORROR MUST MAKE OUR JOURNEY OUT OF THAT HORROR INTO A SAFER AND A MORE CIVILIZED SOCIETY.))
SUPER=07-Rev. Prof. James Whyte; :
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OUT Q=more civilized society.
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VO-NAT


In March, lone gunman Thomas Hamilton walked into a school and opened fire on a class of four-and-five year olds, and their teacher, before killing himself.
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(toss to meteorologist Robin Reed)
tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Students at Roanoke College are spending the night under the stars-- but it isn't a pleasure trip...
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VO-NAT


And Governor Allen says he's a friend of the environment-- he puts his money where his mouth is, and helps clean up a park.
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go to break

P-Habitat


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=none


If you spotted a group of college students camping out-- you might think they were waiting for tickets to a sporting event or concert.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


But these students are camping out for a cause.
Members of the Roanoke College chapter of Habitat for Humanity are spending the night in cardboard boxes for the second annual "Shack Attack."
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SOT 8:23:55
IN Q=It's growing each

((CHARLES HAMMOND/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: IT'S GROWING EACH YEAR, AND IT'S SLOW BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS, OR WHAT WE'RE DOING. BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE DOING IT IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT POVERTY HOUSING. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Hammond/Habitat for Humanity;
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OUT Q=about poverty housing
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VO-NAT


About 10 students are sleeping out in tonight's 40- degree temperatures and damp conditions.
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SOT 8:12:28
IN Q=We originally had

((ADAM GRIFFITH/"SHACK ATTACK" ORGANIZER: WE ORIGINALLY HAD THOUGHT MAYBE WE WOULD HOLD IT INSIDE, BUT YOU KNOW, THE GROUND REALLY WASN'T THAT SOGGY AND I THINK YOU CAN SEE NOW THEY'RE TAPING PLASTIC BAGS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOXES, AND WE'RE GOING TO BRAVE THE NIGHT, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY. ))
SUPER=01-Adam Griffith/"Shack Attack" Organizer;
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OUT Q=i guess you could say
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VO-NAT


Tonight's event features music by a local singer, as well as a speech by Roanoke's Habitat for Humanity president.
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P-Lincoln-Terrace


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#Net-K
GRAPHIC=roanoke seal


Plans to renovate the Lincoln Terrace Housing community will be delayed.
But Roanoke officials say the failure to win a major federal grant will not destroy the project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Housing Authority is developing ambitious plans to transform the housing project into a neighborhood.
The blueprint for Lincoln 2000 would remove some buildings, renovate those that remain and build new duplexes and single family homes.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Baldwin/Project Coordinator;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Housing Authority did receive a million dollars to help families who must relocate during construction.
It has been encouraged to re- apply when more federal funds become available in the spring.

p-Boucher


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net-H 96-76
GRAPHIC=None


Site preparation could begin as soon as January on the Falling Branch Industrial Park in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT


Congressman Rick Boucher announced four-and-a-half million dollars in loans and loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: WE NEED THESE INDUSTRIAL PARKS, WE NEED THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS, WE NEED THE SHELL BUILDINGS AND WHEN THEY ARE IN PLACE, INDUSTRY CAN THEN COME TO THIS AREA AND UTILIZE OUR OTHER NATURAL ASSETS. ))
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OUT Q=other natural assets.
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VO-NAT


The funds will allow the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority to develop the park, which overlooks interstate- 81.
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((DAVID SHANKS/MONTGOMERY CO. I.D.A. DIRECTOR: WE FEEL BEING ADJACENT TO THE INTERSTATE AND BEING ON LAND THAT LAYS PRETTY WELL FOR WESTERN VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE A PRIME SITE. WE'RE GONNA BE LOOKING FOR THE TOP INDUSTRIES. ))
SUPER=01-David Shanks/Montgomery Co. I.D.A. Director;
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OUT Q=the top industries.
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VO-NAT


Shanks says the I-D-A has a list of industries which have expressed interest in the park.
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p-Allen


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen continues cleaning up his image on the environment--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


Today the Governor actually, well...cleaned.
Allen mucked through a swampy park near Richmond this morning as part of his Fall River Renaissance volunteer effort.
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SOT 02:09:50
IN Q=The need

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE NEED FOR THESE SORT OF VOLUNTEER EFFORTS WERE THERE BEFORE HURRICANE FRAN. THE DAMAGE FROM THAT STORM ACTUALLY MAKES IT ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE GET INVOLVED.))
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VO-NAT


The Governor also wants to set the record straight.
He says 95-percent of the streams Virginia monitors, fully meet water quality standards for swimming, fishing, and aquatic life.
The national average is only about 60-percent.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


More NEWS-7 PRimetime straight ahead-- including a preview of tomorrow's National Depression Screening Day--
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VO-NAT


Plus Patrick Evans introduces us to one man with quite a few tricks of the trade-- that story's next.
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go to break

P-BERKY


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=PEV-
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's called "Physical Theater", and Doug Berky has made it his life's work.
Tonight Patrick Evans looks at this Scholar-in-Residence who may mask his face, but doesn't hide his talent.
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P-Depression


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=depression


Tomorrow is National Depression Screening Day.
Two-thousand sites around the country will be offering free education and screening for depression.
It's a cause that's even rallied the soap opera world.
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IN Q=We have a problem
SUPER=04-"As The World Turns"; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Ann Marie Woo-Ming/Psychiatrist; :32
SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Mental Health Association; :56
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SOT 10:36:32
IN Q=We have a

((WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE MIKE, NO I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM, I JUST HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO. OK FINE, THEN I HAVE THE PROBLEM, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP SOLVING IT.))
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Problems for Sarah Kasnov come and go with the stroke of a writer's pen.
But in real life, it's never so easy.
So actress Lisa Lawrence, and her "As The World Turns" cast-mate, actor Kerr Smith want to get the message out to their viewers who might be suffering from depression that help is available.
The experts say many people aren't even aware they're depressed, because they don't recognize the symptoms.
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SOT 10:37:43
IN Q=Depression

((DR. ANN MARIE WOO-MING/PSYCHIATRIST: DEPRESSION CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS A SENSE OF NOT HAVING ANY ENJOYMENT IN LIFE. SO THE THINGS THAT NORMALLY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN YOU HOPEFUL AND JOYFUL ARE JUST NOT THERE ANYMORE. ))
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OUT Q=there anymore


Other symptoms can include sleeping too much or too little.
Lack of an appetite, or overeating.
Feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless.
And at the extreme, feeling suicidal.
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SOT 17:20:36
IN Q=Treatment for

((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION OFTEN CONSISTS OF BOTH MEDICATION AND SOME PSYCHOTHERAPY. USUALLY BRIEF TALK THERAPIES. SOME PEOPLE ARE ALSO HELPED SIGNIFICANTLY BY PARTICIPATING IN SUPPORT GROUPS. EASILY 80% OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEPRESSION AND SEEK TREATMENT CAN GET SIGNIFICANT RELIEF OF THEIR SYMPTOMS.))
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If you want more information on sites for tomorrow's free screenings, call the Mental Health Association of Roanoke Valley at 540-344-0931.
If you're outside the area call 1-800-573-4433-- that's the national hotline.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#cool
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


If you've got a midnight snack on your mind tonight, you might just like to nibble on this one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York; :


Our video pick today comes from Manhattan's South Street Seaport, where Kraft Foods created the world's largest grilled cheese sandwich...using blowtorches.
They used 32-thousand of the new reduced fat singles-- obviously a publicity stunt for the new product.
And publicity is what they got....and some.
The sandwich weighed about three-thousand pounds by the time they finished.
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SP-Ace


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN - BIG SCREEN


The Orioles lose a tough one to the Yanks in extra innings. I'll show you the game winning homer.
Plus, We'll check in with Rick Mast and meet his one week old twin daughters.
But first, more news from Tech that the Hokies did not KNEE-D!
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Ace Custis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow at Montgomery Regional hospital.
The senior forward hurt his LEFT knee on September 19th during a conditioning drill, but at the time it was thought to be just a lateral sprain. However, increased swelling has forced DOCTORS to opt for surgery. Ace could be ready for practice in a just two weeks if all goes well and no major damage is discovered.
The rest of Primetime sports is straight ahead.
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SP-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/YANKEES


The Baltimore Orioles played well enough to beat the New York Yankees in game one of the American League championship series tonight, but they end up losing the opener 5-to-4 in 11 innings.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York/NBC; :00


Bernie Williams would clinch the extra inning party with this solo blast into the second deck of the left field Yankee stadium seats.
The homer came off reliever Randy Myers, and its Williams fourth homer in five postseason games.
Myers gets the loss. Game two is set for tomorrow.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=braves/cards


Meanwhile, in the National League championship series the Braves ____ the Cardinals ___ to ___ in game one.

SP-Mast


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=Rick Mast


The Winston Cup circuit is off this week and that means plenty of extra time for Rick Mast to polish up his diaper changing skills.
Roy Stanley and photographer Lynn Eller visited Rick and his wife Sharon today to give us all an up close at the couple's new one week old twin girls, Sarah and Katy.
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SP-Camby


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-17
GRAPHIC=camby


Last night it looked like NBA rookie Marcus Camby would be the NBA's latest training casualty as he was limping around with a bad foot.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


In fact it was feared that Camby had broken his right ankle and foot during a team scrimmage on Sunday.
But an MRI exam today turned up negative. He just has sprain and is day to day. He may even pay in the team's exhibition opener on Friday.
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE AT --
And don't forget coming tonight on News 7 at 11 on WDBJ, Steve Mason will have this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
The weekly feature airs each and every Wednesday at 5 and 11, and tonight Steve profiles one of the surprise success stories in the area, plus gives a whirlwind tour of southwest and central Virginia hoops.
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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 for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=x5024;
SUPER=77-...and the winner is?


We'll have more on tonight's Vice Presidential Debate, as both camps give their spin on the candidates' performance.
SUPER=78-First Baptist Church;


Plus Larry Dowdy takes us to First Baptist Church-- 35 years after Doctor Charles Fuller took the pulpit before the Roanoke congregation.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7 is just 30-minutes away. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Have a good night. Primetime.