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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up in a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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A multi- Billion dollar deal between C-S-X and Conrail leaves out Norfolk-Southern.
We define the terms of a merger that creates the world's largest freight hauler.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll see just how much of their OWN money the Senate candidates are spending on the campaign. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Pack is back but Brooks is out, Steve Mason reports on the Hokies unsung defensive fill-ins,
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And just to make sure hockey, football, and baseball don't get lonely, college basketball practice began today across the country. We'll check in with Bill Foster and Ace Custis.
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Monday's weather was so nice, a return engagement is in our Wednesday forecast. Details coming up.

Conrail-CSX


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


C-S-X and Conrail have surprised the rail industry by announcing a merger valued at eight BILLION dollars.
The deal will likely have little impact on our area in the short term, but there may eventually be a reaction from
SS=Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern.
N-S employs close to 35 hundred people in southwest and central Virginia, as you know.
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Len Besthoff is at the C-S-X terminal in Clifton Forge.
Len, these consolidations are the big thing in the rail industry, now.
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(Keith question: So why was this such a surprise?)

Reid


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=James Reid


Christiansburg police say they have physical evidence to indicate James Reid, a handy man, probably assaulted 90 year- old Annie Lester sexually.
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Lester's body was found inside her home Saturday. An autopsy revealed she was beaten and repeatedly stabbed across her body.
Today a judge appointed a lawyer to represent Reid, who so far is charged ONLY with murder.
In an affidavit to search Reid's home, investigator Barry O'Rourke wrote that the wounds on Lester's chest, and a large amount of blood on the chest area of REID'S jacket are consistent with a sexual assault.
O'Rourke also wrote that the condition of the bedroom where Lester lay dead was consistent with sexual assault as well.
Forensics tests will have to determine if she was in fact raped.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Also in 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.
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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 is also expected to provide crucial state testimony as a condition of his earlier plea bargain.
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Senate-Spending


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Mark Warner may or may NOT pull off a come- from- behind win in his bid for the U-S Senate.
But he has already made history.
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The Democrat has contributed more than five million dollars of his own money to his campaign, as of two weeks ago.
NO Virginia candidate has ever spent even a million of his or her own money.
By September 30th, Republican John Warner had raised over 2-point-2 million dollars.
NONE of that came from his own personal fortune.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=John Warner


John Warner has accused Mark Warner of trying to "buy" a Senate seat.
A spokesman for Mark Warner points out John Warner only had about 66- thousand dollars still on hand September 30th, with more than a month before the election.
The spokesman says that's poor planning on John Warner's part.

John-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-76
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Senator John Warner says he is "completely satisfied" that members of his staff knew nothing of a doctored photograph, before the controversy broke last week.
The republican incumbent came under fire after a photo in a campaign commercial was altered, placing Mark Warner's head on Chuck Robb's body.
John Warner fired a campaign consultant and apologized, and now says he is trying to move on.
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Mark Warner has kept up the attack with his own television commercials challenging the integrity of John Warner's campaign.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- A profile of the Congressional candidate who says he's going broke, running for office.
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and A-T-V owners beware: law enforcers in two counties in our area say your vehicle is "hot" property.
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(("THIS IS VIRGINIA'S NUMBER ONE NEWSCAST, NEWS 7 AT 6, WITH KEITH HUMPHRY, METEOROLOGIST ROBIN REED AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))

Campbell-Bus


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Accident


Nine Campbell County elementary school students were sent to the hospital after a car hit their school bus this morning.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


State police say a van struck the back of the bus as it stopped to pick up a passenger on Crossway Drive.
The driver of the van told police he was blinded by the sun and could not stop in time.
Nine of the 56 children on board were shaken up by the crash.
They were treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
NO charges will be filed.
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Landrith


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=George Landrith


He came within a three-point swing of defeating a heavily- favored incumbent in 1994, and now Republican George Landrith is back... gunning for the Fifth District's congressional seat.
SS=Candidate Profiles


In our continuing series of candidate profiles, we talked with Landrith about his second campaign, his family sacrifices and the difficulties of trying to out-conservative a conservative Democrat.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH: AND HE CAN REST ASSURED, WHETHER IT'S ME OR SOMEONE ELSE, THAT THERE WILL BE A STRONG CHALLENGE IN '96.))
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As it turned out, it is George Landrith once again seeking the Fifth District congressional seat... but without nemesis L.F. Payne on the other side.
Payne is stepping down after four terms, blaming, in part, the bitter campaign he and Landrith waged in the final weeks of 1994.
For Landrith, who at that point had only served a short term on the Albemarle County School Board, '94 was about getting his name out.
1996 is about winning.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: ONE OF THE BIG DIFFERENCES IS GOING TO BE THAT WE HAVE MORE NAME I-D. MY OPPONENT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS TO SPEND, EVEN THOUGH HE DOES HAVE A LOT OF PAC MONEY THAT HE'S CASHED IN ON FROM HIS 23 YEARS IN THE STATE SENATE.))
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That's about as harsh as Landrith gets these days.
He's promised to wage a more positive campaign, and stops short of calling his opponent Virgil Goode a tax- and- spend liberal... while at the same time implying Goode and a Democratic Congress would wreak havoc on the taxpayer's wallet.
Part of the problem is Goode's reputation as a middle- of- the- road, conservative Democrat...blurring the distinction between the two candidates.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH: I THINK IT MEANS I'VE GOT TO DO A GOOD JOB OF EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCES, THE DISTINCTIONS. AND AS I TOLD YOU, I DON'T HAVE ANY DESIRE TO CAST LABELS, I JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES AND WHERE I VOTED AND WHERE HE'S VOTED, WHERE I STAND AND WHERE HE STANDS.))
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Landrith says his campaign finances are healthy, but personally, he's taking a beating.
He's spent the past 18 months on the stump campaigning for other GOP candidates or himself, so he's earned NO taxable income and has drained his family's savings to finance his campaign.
But Landrith says the sacrifice has been worth it.
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((LANDRITH: SOME OF THEM SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES, MOST OF THEM SACRIFICED THEIR FORTUNES. THEY PLEDGED THEIR LIVES, THEIR FORTUNES, THEIR SACRED HONOR TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND TO STAND UP FOR FREEDOM. AND IF I CAN'T DO IT AS WELL AS THEY CAN, THEN I DON'T THINK I OUGHT TO BE ASKING FOR PEOPLE'S SUPPORT.))
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On Wednesday, News7 will talk with political maverick "Tex" Wood, who rounds out the field of Fifth District candidates.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
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After yesterday's record setting session the stock market was off a bit today.
The Dow dropped about five points, closing still above the six thousand mark, at six- thousand- five.
NASDAQ set another record, with a gain of two points today.
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Four-Wheelers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=None


All terrain vehicles or "four wheelers" are a COSTLY but popular form of transportation.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Authorities say they're also a magnet for thieves-- possibly an organized ring.
Last week six were reported stolen in Henry and Franklin Counties.
Authorities are urging residents to write down the serial number and to park their vehicles in a well lit area.
Four wheelers are popular among teenagers-- as well as farmers and hunters.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE WANT TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE THAT WE ARE, THAT WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS, WE'RE INVESTIGATING THIS USING ALL RESOURCES AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS OTHER AGENCIES IN THE AREA, SUCH AS STATE POLICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES. ))
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Four wheelers cost anywhere from three to 65- hundred dollars.
Local crime stoppers is offering a reward for information.
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Bus-Drivers


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=None


Botetourt County school bus drivers have been forced to yield to local officials yet again.
For a few weeks now, they've complained about their low wages and lack of health benefits... but to no avail.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


This morning the drivers were on the agenda at the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors meeting.
But they were told by board members that nothing could be done.
Apparently the funds they're looking for can only come from the school budget... and all of THAT money has been allocated.
The bus drivers feel like they're getting pushed around.
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((BARBARA HELMS/BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: WE CAN NOT KEEP LETTING THEM PUS ON THE LOWER END OF THE TOTEM POLL. WE JUST CAN'T ALLOW THIS. WE JUST KEEP GETTING SLAPPED DOWN. ))
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A few weeks ago, the bus drivers threatened to strike if their demands were not met.
And now they're looking to get legal counsel.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, We'll take a look back at the longest field goal ever in an NFL overtime period, plus, the opening day of college basketball practice at Tech,
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And Steve Mason with an up close look at Tech's new unsung defensive unit that excels even when the stars are on the sideline.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
GRAPHIC=tech hoops


College basketball practice for Division one schools tipped off around the country today, and in Blacksburg, where Bill Foster is again molding together some young talent.
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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 practice today.
And his final season will be spent developing the Hokies next generation of players.
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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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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE COLLEGE


The Roanoke College Maroons won't be starting up their preseason practices for a few more days, but already they are in the spotlight.
Two preseason polls including the Sporting News have picked the Maroons second in the nation, while another has them picked as third best.

S-Packers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=PACKERS/49ERS


The green bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-to-20 in overtime last night in a game that didn't end until after 12:30am.
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Place Kicker Chris Jacke, who had already kicked four field goals to keep the Packers in the game, booted this 53 yarder, the longest kick ever in overtime to lift the Packers to an exhausting, Emotionally draining 23-to-20 win.
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Unfortunately, the Packers lost Robert Brooks for the season with a knee injury on this play.
Terry Kirby also hurt his ankle late in the fourth quarter, but he was able to run off the field under his own power.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Virginia Tech Hokies are enjoying yet another off date this week before they face Pitt in their fifth Big East game of the season.
And while the time off gives the team a chance to nurse some injuries, Steve Mason says the new Tech defense is a unit that never stands still.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/CARDS


The Atlanta Braves are back and home and back in the hunt for another trip to the World Series.
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Last night they hammered the Cardinals 14-to-nothing to cut St. Louis's lead in the best of seven series to 3 games to 2.
Game six is tomorrow night with Greg Maddux facing Donovan Osborne.
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Promo


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A reminder--we'll have a complete wrap up of today's news, sports and weather Take Fullscreen Board tonight on News 7 Prime Time at 10 pm on W-E-F-C--you can check your cable listings for the channel in your area--
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