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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... AUTOPSY RESULTS ARE RELEASED IN THE MURDER OF A 90-YEAR OLD CHRISTIANSBURG WOMAN-- TODAY THE SUSPECT WAS IN COURT.
THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS JUST ONE NIGHT AWAY-- AND BOTH SIDES ARE BRUSHING UP FOR WHAT COULD BE A WAR OF WORDS. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday October 15th, tonight's TOP STORY--
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VO-NAT


A marriage along the tracks could be in store for CSX and Conrail, two of the country's largest railroads...so what does that mean for CSX employees in Clifton Forge?
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P-rail-merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-26
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime.
Connie Stevens reporting.
SS=rail merger


An eight- BILLION- dollar deal between C-S-X and Conrail will create one of the largest transportation systems in the world.
The railroads say there WILL be job cuts.
But odds are the 275 "C-S-X" employees in Clifton Forge WON'T be affected, since C-S-X and Conrail don't overlap there.
First though, the deal still must be okayed by regulators AND rail competitors.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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IN Q=anytime
SUPER=01-Stanley Nicely/CSX Conductor; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :04 quick
SUPER=04-CSX-Conrail Video; :12
SUPER=02-John Snow/CSX CEO; :27
SUPER=@Len1; :40
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OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7, Clifton Forge.



P-Hostage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net-C
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta; :


It's been nearly 24 hours, and a hostage standoff continues tonight in Atlanta.
Police say a man who's already killed a five-year-old boy is holding is ex-girlfriend, their newborn baby, and his own teenage brother hostage.
He's said to be armed with a gun and a knife.
Two children were freed from the house this morning.
Members of a SWAT team are trying to talk to the man through a window of the home.
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P-Reid


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=legal scales


An autopsy reveals 90 year- old Annie Lester was beaten and stabbed repeatedly across her body.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Her alleged attacker, James Reid of Christiansburg received a court- appointed lawyer today to represent him on murder charges.
Reid may also be charged with rape.
Investigators report evidence at the crime scene, as well as on Lester's body and Reid's clothing is consistent with a sexual assault.
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P-Lilly


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE# net-k 96-72
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Jury selection began today in the trial of 28 year- old Ben Lilly.
Lilly is accused of CAPITAL murder, abduction, carjacking, robbery and five related firearms charges stemming from the death of a Virginia Tech student.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 6; Alexander DeFilippis disappeared

from the parking lot of a Blacksburg convenience store last December.
He was found shot to death in a remote section of Montgomery County.
The defendant's brother Mark Lilly, who's also charged in the crime is expected to testify against Ben.
A third defendant, Gary Barker may provide crucial state testimony as a condition of his earlier plea bargain.
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P-Campaign


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole have one more day of practice before their final face to face debate tomorrow night in San Diego.
Byron Harlan reports.
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SOT 16:53:30
IN Q=A San Diego
SUPER=03-San Diego; :00
SUPER=03-Coronado, CA; :20
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :32
SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM; :38
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:01
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OUT Q=B.H. CBS News.

((
A San Diego university is the setting the final round of the debates.
The candidates will be center stage and the gloves are coming off. That s because Bob Dole says, it's time to attack President Clinton's ethics.
Why his campaign accepted 425-thousand dollars from Indonesian bankers...why his aids collected F.B.I. files on Republicans?
He gave no hint of the harder edge he's expected to take, instead talking about cutting taxes, changing the law to reduce frivolous lawsuits and eliminating affirmative action. BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE) WE MUST NOT DISCRIMINATE BY RACE OR HANDICAP OR ANYTHING ELSE.
The President wanted to talk about a new study saying there s less violence on TV now than last year. WE ARE MOVING MEASURABLY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AWAY FROM VIOLENCE AND TOWARD MORE PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN.
Newt Gingrich wants a Congressional investigation regarding the files and the contribution.
The President says, that s election year politicking.
The first time they met, folks gave both high marks for their civility, but most thought president clinton won.
But some polls show that Bill Clinton leads Bob Dole as many as 18-points, so this may be Mr. Dole's big chance to close the gap.
Byron Harlan, CBS news, Los Angeles.))

P-Allen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=Clinton


The President has been accused of letting national teen drug use increase during his administration.
SS=Allen


Here in Virginia, Governor George Allen says he's taken steps to keep those numbers down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, Allen announced some anti-drug initiatives he'd like the 1997 General Assembly to enact.
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IN Q=The high point

((THE HIGH POINT -- NUMBER ONE I THINK WOULD BE ALLOWING OUR PROSECUTORS... FACTS ARE ALL THE SAME.))
SUPER=@Allen;
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OUT Q=the same.
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VO-NAT


Other proposals include tougher sentencing for drug dealers, allowing grand juries to have more investigational powers, and improving laws to seize drug dealer assets.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


How do American students stack up against others globally when it comes to math and science?
The answer may disappoint you.
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VO-NAT


Also- off-road four wheel drive owners may want to keep a close eye on their vehicles, or they could be taken for a ride...
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go to break

P-Bosnia


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE=net-b
GRAPHIC=bosnia


Hundreds of American troops began arriving in Bosnia today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orasje, Bosnia;


They are the first of five thousand being sent as a so called Covering force.
The troops will provide protection as the Army's first armored division pulls out during the next two months.
U-S military officials have said all American troops will be out of Bosnia by next Spring.
But that could change if NATO decides a new international mission in Bosnia is necessary.
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P-four-Wheelers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-27
GRAPHIC=none


If you own a recreational-- all-terrain vehicle, you might want to watch where you park it...
You could be the next victim in what is considered an organized theft ring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Authorities are cautioning residents in Henry, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties to park their vehicles in a well lit area-- since most of the thefts occur at night.
Four wheelers aren't cheap-- they sell anywhere from three to 65- hundred dollars.
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IN Q=We felt

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE FELT THAT HUNTING SEASON WAS A GOOD TIME WITH THE PRESENT PROBLEM TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE RASH, THE PROBLEM WE GOT AND ASK FOR THEIR COOPERATION, THEIR ALERTNESS AND ALSO ASK, IF ANYONE'S GOT ANY INFORMATION, TO CONTACT ANY ONE OF OUR THREE AGENCIES. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=three agencies.
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VO-NAT


Authorities are urging owners to write down the serial number.
Last week, six were reported stolen in Henry and Franklin Counties.
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P-Campbell-Bus


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


A van hit a Campbell County schoolbus full of elementary students this morning and caused quite a scare-- but fortunately no major injuries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


State police say the driver of this van was blinded by the sun as he approached the intersection of Crossway Drive and Rainbow Forest Drive.
The van struck the rear of the schoolbus which had stopped to pick up a passenger.
News of the crash sent worried parents rushing to the scene.
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SOT 00:28:27
IN Q=They're okay

((BUS DRIVER: THEY'RE OKAY. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? THEY DIDN'T EVEN SEEM TO BE UPSET AT ALL. THEY'RE FINE. WE WERE JUST FINE. OKAY.))
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OUT Q=just fine. Okay.
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VO-NAT


Nine of the 56 children on board were treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police say the driver of the van will NOT face any charges.
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P-Bus-Drivers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=none


School bus drivers in Botetourt County aren't satisified with their local officials.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The group is upset over wages and benefits... and this morning drivers took their complaints to the Board of Supervisors.
The board heard them out... but offered nothing in terms of financial support.
Now the embattled bus drivers are hoping to get some legal advice.
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IN Q=Us drivers

((VICKY DICKERSON/BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: US DRIVERS HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT AND WE HAVE AGREED THAT IF NOTHING WAS DONE TODAY-- WE DIDN'T GET ANY SATISFACTION-- WE WERE GOING TO CHECK INTO GETTING US A LAWYER. ))
SUPER=01-Vicky Dickerson/Bus Driver;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a lawyer
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VO-NAT


Last Thursday, the drivers talked to members of the school board... and the superintendent.
A few weeks ago they threatened to walk off the job if their wages and benefits didn't improve.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime Sports- we'll see what the Braves are up to after last night's much needed win--
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VO-NAT
And it's not just "DID you have breakfast"--- but WHEN did you have it?--


This might have an impact on how students do in school.
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P-Math-Science


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cs
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=education


Right now, students in this country lag behind their peers in Germany and Japan in the study of math and science.
The solution?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


It may be a more concentrated, to-the-point curriculum.
Researchers found students in Germany and Japan are exposed to the same core material as American kids.
By contrast, U-S students cover MORE material, as additional elements are added.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


One researcher says that leaves many U-S youngsters trying to digest more information than they can possibly retain.
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SOT 15:10:52
IN Q=A U.S. mathematics

((DR. WILLIAM SCHMIDT/MICHIGAN STATE UNIV. : A U.S MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOK IN THE UNITED STATES FOR EIGHTH GRADE, AND SHOW YOU IN COMPARISON HERE IS THE JAPANESE TEXTBOOK FOR THE SAME GRADE, AND LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO BOOKS. THIS BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TOPICS INVOLVED IS A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP. THESE BOOKS PERHAPS WE COULD CHARACTERIZE AS AN INCH WIDE AND A MILE DEEP. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Schmidt/Michigan State University; :
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OUT Q=inch wide and a mile deep.
ANCHOR=Connie
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The findings were discussed at the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
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SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/48-50/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/70-73;
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P-Alzheimers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-34
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's Disease


Richfield Retirement Center is breaking new ground with a unique Alzheimer's treatment and care center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The floor plan, unveiled at a ceremony today, is the result of a two year study of the special needs of Alzheimers patients.
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SOT 12:20:31
IN Q=people like to

((CHIP BOWLING/DESIGNER; PEOPLE LIKE TO, MAYBE NOT SHOP, BUT THEY LIKE TO LEAVE HOME AND GO DOWNTOWN AND TO WINDOW SHOP. SO WE INCORPORATED IN THE COMMON AREAS LIKE SHOPS, LIKE A BEAUTY SHOP, A GROCERY STORE, EVEN A PUTTING GREEN FOR THE MEN AND THE WOMEN ))
SUPER=01-Chip Bowling/Alzheimer's Center Administrator;
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OUT Q=men and the women
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VO-NAT


Special lighting will be used to eliminate confusing shadows, and art work will help reduce the desire to wander.
The 84 bed center should be finished late next year.
Richfield is already taking applications from families of alzheimers patients.
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P-Breakfast


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=Breakfast


Doctors and nutrition experts know that children who eat breakfast do better in school.
Now a new study finds WHEN a child eats may have a significant impact on how well that student does academically.
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IN Q=Cause it helps
SUPER=01-Carol Noelting/Nutritionist; :22
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=the lunchroom.

((
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SOT 10:34:59
IN Q=Cause it helps

((CAUSE IT HELPS YOU FEED THE BRAIN AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE BREAKFAST YOU'LL FEEL WEAK IF YOU ARE HAVING A TEST.))
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OUT Q=having a test


What many kids instinctively know is backed up by a study from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
They found children who ate breakfast 30 minutes before a test scored higher than those kids who had eaten hours before-- or kids who hadn't eaten at all.
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SOT 10:35:20
IN Q=It improves their

((CAROL NOELTING/NUTRITIONIST: IT IMPROVES THEIR CONCENTRATION. BECAUSE THEY'RE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO WHAT'S ON THE BLACKBOARD RATHER THAN WONDERING WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET WHEN THEY FINALLY GET TO THE LUNCHROOM.))
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))
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Connie VO-NAT


It's not clear whether it was WHAT they ate-- sugar coated cornflakes and milk...or WHEN they ate it that made the difference.
But right after a meal, blood sugar goes up-- fueling the brain to work better, and maybe making helping those test answers come a little easier.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


And of course, what works with children works for adults as well.
If you want to be mentally sharp in the morning, you need to start your day off with more than a cup of coffee.

cool-video


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


And, check out this nightmare, caught on tape today in Canada.
A father learned the hard way about leaving his kids alone in a running car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Alberta, Canada


Somehow, the kids put the car into gear, and sent it circling wildly in reverse.
The boy and girl were able to jump safely from the car-- which continued to spin out of control for more than an hour-- at one point, coming dangerously close to a power source.
Finally, after 90-harrowing minutes, the car blew a tire and came to a stop on a neighbor's lawn...without doing any serious damage.
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SP-Hokies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
GRAPHIC=none


The Braves are getting ready to welcome the Cards to what promises to be a rocking Fulton County stadium tomorrow night.
The Yanks are hanging out waiting for either one of those teams.
Plus Steve Mason checks in with the Hokies on this off week.
And speaking of Tech, Bill Foster and the Hurrying Hokies opened basketball practice today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Foster, who is retiring at the end of the season, gave his final opening day speech just before the start of workouts.
And it looks like his final season will be spent developing the Hokies next generation of players.
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IN Q="It's great...

((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach;
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OUT Q=...ready to go."
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VO-NAT con't


Tech lost four starters that accounted for over 40 points a game last season.
So, expect Ace Custis, who is still recovering from knee surgery, to carry much of the load once he's back on the court in two weeks.
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IN Q="There is...

((ACE CUSTIS/VA. TECH SENIOR FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/Va. Tech Senior Forward;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...the team win."
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SP-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-17
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/CARDS


The Braves and Cardinals both worked out this afternoon at Fulton County stadium in preparation for game six of their series tomorrow night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta; :00


The Braves will put Greg Maddux on the mound tomorrow night, and then Tom Glavine in game seven, as they hope to become the first National League team to come back from a 3-to-1 deficit and win a league championship series.
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IN Q="We feel good...

((TOM GLAVINE/BRAVES PITCHER:))
SUPER=01-Tom Glavine/Braves Pitcher; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...TO 2.



SP-Yankees


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


The Yankees aren't just kicking back waiting on the winner of the NLCS, because no matter which team advances they have a problem.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York; :00


Their pitchers, who haven't batted all season with the designated hitter rule, will now have to take their turn at the plate, and today a lot of time was spent on the lost art of bunting.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold yanks


Darryl Strawberry got some good news today, when X-rays showed his sore right toe is not broken just bruised.
He will be ready for the Series opener on Saturday night.

SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Tech football team is off this week, before butting heads with Pitt on October 26th.
And Steve Mason says at the halfway point of the season, the Hokies defensive line has been one of the most pleasant surprises for head coach Frank Beamer.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1995 Season; :00
SUPER=04-Saturday; :11
SUPER=01-Danny Wheel/Va. Tech Defensive End; :34
SUPER=@steve1; :56
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Va. Tech Tailback; 1:10
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:20
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; 1:30
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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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=77-Joint Business Park;


Martinsville and Henry County are cooperating in hopes of luring outside companies to a joint business park.
SUPER=78-Campaign Profiles Continue;


We continue our look at the candidates on the ballot in exactly three weeks.
SUPER=79-George Landrith;


Tonight Steve Smallshaw profiles Republican George Landrith-- who wants to go to Washington-- representing the Fifth Congressional District.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

NEWS-7 Primetime. Goodnight. All this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching