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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=here's

(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... IT'S BEING CALLED ONE OF THE WORST TRAGEDIES IN GUATEMALA'S HISTORY-- AS HUNDREDS WERE KILLED OR INJURED IN A STAMPEDE AT A SOCCER MATCH. CIGARETTE SMOKING CONTRIBUTES SUBSTANTIALLY TO MORTALITY FROM CERTAIN SPECIFIC DISEASES AND TO THE OVERALL DEATH RATE. DECADES AFTER THE SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT LINKING CIGARETTES AND CANCER, SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE FINALLY FOUND THE GENETIC EVIDENCE. ))
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OUT Q=genetic evidence



top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday, October 17th, our TOP STORY tonight--
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VO-NAT


Meet Brooke Elliott-- the first high school girl to apply to the Virginia Military Institute since the school announced it will admit women.
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P-VMI-Woman


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=vmi


Good Evening this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens...
SS=vmi


She hasn't been accepted, but Brooke Elliot has already completed the standard college application process...
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SOT
IN Q=I thought
SUPER=03-Poquoson; :03
SUPER=01-Brooke Elliott/VMI Applicant; :09
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :19
SUPER=01-Candi Elliott/Brooke's Mother; :26
RUNS=:41
OUT Q=will adjust

((
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SOT
IN Q=I thought

((I THOUGHT IT SHOULD HAVE STAYED ALL- MALE.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=all-male.


That having been said, the state's highest ranking Civil Air Patrol cadet is ready to become a rat.
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SOT
IN Q=I've always

((BROOKE ELLIOTT/VMI APPLICANT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN RAISED TO THINK THAT GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS CAN. SO I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR THEM TO HAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS AND GO OUT OF THEIR WAY.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=their way.


It was in fact when 18- year old Poquoson (puh-KOH-sun) High School senior Brooke Elliott heard NO exceptions would be made that she decided to apply.
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SOT
IN Q=I do hate

((CANDI ELLIOTT/BROOKE'S MOTHER: I DO HATE TO SEE THE SINGLE SEX EDUCATION GO DOWN THE TUBES. I DO. I FEEL FOR THE VMI GUYS, I FEEL FOR THE CITADEL GUYS. WE LIVED IN SOUTH CAROLINA SO WE WERE CLOSE TO THE CITADEL SITUATION. BUT NOW THAT IT'S OPENED UP, I'M GONNA BE BEHIND HER. AND I'M SURE EVERYBODY WILL ADJUST.))
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OUT Q=will adjust

))
TALENT=Connie
SS=vmi


Along with her "Cadet Lieutenant Colonel" rank in the Civil Air Patrol, Brooke has 10 hours solo flying time in a Cessna.
She plays softball and volleyball, and is taking karate.
She's the youngest person certified by the state Department of Emergency Services to lead search and rescue missions.
Now it's up to VMI.

P-Allen


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-24
GRAPHIC=vmi


The Board of Visitors estimates the cost to accomodate women on post is at least FIVE million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


But Governor George Allen may not be willing to cough up all the money the Institute says it needs.
Attending a Transportation Conference on post this morning, the Governor says he hopes V-M-I can work within existing state appropriations.
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SOT
IN Q=You have to look

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT THE BUDGET SITUATION IS, THE REVENUE FORECASTS AND SO FORTH. CLEARLY, THOUGH, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP VMI. I THINK THE TAXPAYERS DO WITH SOME OF THE TRANSITIONAL CHANGES, THE ADDED COSTS THAT WILL BE INVOLVED.))
SUPER=@allen
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=will be involved.
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VO-NAT


The Governor believes the costs will be mimimized because of the approach the Board of Visitors has taken... that is: keeping V-M-I the way it is, as much as possible.
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P-Stampede


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Guatemala City;


In Guatemala, three days of national mourning....after a deadly stampede at a soccer match.
It's described as one of the worst tragedies in the country's history.
Art Rascon reports from Guatemala City.
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P-Soccer


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

wipe wipe wipe
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SOT
IN Q=It was a national
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=guat. city guat.

((
It was a national day of mourning in Guatemala.
The central morgue was overwhelmed. One by one families of victims searched for loved ones slowly..one by one the dead are identified. DR. DANIEL LEON: THEY SUFFOCATED THEY WERE CRUSHED TO DEATH.
This was the scene late last night, a soccer game between guatemala and Costa Rica. A world cup qualifying match. But the game was oversold by 15,000 tickets -- all apparently fake. So a stadium built to hold 45,000 was suddenly besieged by 60,000 ticket holders.
Overzealous fans pushed through the front gate crushing spectators in the front. There were fights, then panic, and chaos. Soon a stampede of tens of thousands began. Dozens were trampled to death, including at least 15 children.
These medical students worked all night trying to save lives. FLORENCE GARCIA, MEDICAL STUDENT: THERE WERE BROKEN BONES, HEAD INJURIES, BROKEN LEGS. JOE CANTRERAS/MEDICAL STUDENT:THERE WAS AN AVALANCHE OF PEOPLE WHO WERE TRAMPLED TO DEATH. THAT'S WHAT IS WAS, AN AVALANCHE OF PEOPLE
Dozens of injured remain hospitalized, many in critical condition. standup
The Guatemalan government has launched an investigation into where the bogus tickets came from.
But that is little comfort for the families of victims here at the morgue still trying to identify their loved ones.
Art Rascon, CBS News, Guatemala City, Guatemala.))

P-Industrial-Accident


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83 net-k
GRAPHIC=None


A freak accident crushed a construction worker under a steel beam in Christiansburg this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Rescue Squad members say two people were standing on top of a set of beams when they gave way.
One of the workers, described as a man in his thirties, suffered serious injuries.
Lifeguard 10 was called in and the man was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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SOT 7:27:33
IN Q=I mean

((I mean you came on the scene shortly after it happened, tell me the story. FRED PRICE/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE SQUAD: HE WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND, HE JUST HAD A LOT OF SEVERE BLOOD LOSS. WE CONTROLLED THE BLEEDING.))
SUPER=01-Fred Price/Christiansburg Rescue Squad;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=controlled the bleeding.
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VO-NAT


The accident happened at the Ames Textile Corporation where the company is building an addition.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The jury in the O-J Simpson civil case is finally seated and it looks nothing like the panel in his murder trial.
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VO-NAT


And the U-S says it isn't shocked but it will keep an eye on the political developments in Russia after President Yeltsin fired his security chief.
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go to break

P-Russia


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=none


U-S officials are taking Russia's political upheaval in stride.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired national security chief Alexander
(Leh-bed) Lebed.


The action came after rumors that Leh-bed was planning a coup.
But U-S officials say they're not overly concerned.
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SOT 15:20:15
IN Q=

((NICHOLAS BURNS/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: I THINK WE CAN ASSURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS A SOLID, STABLE, ACTIVE, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL GO ON.))
SUPER=01-Nicholas Burns/State Dept. Spokesman;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=which will go on."
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VO-NAT


Leh-bed is popular in Russia- He is credited with helping control the crisis in Chechnya.
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P-simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=simpson


It's an almost reverse image of the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Now the panel in his civil trial is a white majority.
Eight whites, two blacks, one hispanic and a mixed race man have been seated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Jury selection wrapped up today but not without controversy.
The judge rejected charges that the plaintiffs kicked black prospective jurors off the panel because of race-- which is illegal.
Simpson is being sued by the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown.
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P-Real-Estate


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=none


If it were up to the Virginia State Bar Council... real estate agents, independent firms and bankers would not be allowed to close a housing deal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Earlier tonight, the council voted 50 to 12 to ban non-lawyers from such business opportunities.
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SOT 15:51:08
IN Q=The transaction

((YVONNE WEIGHT/VIRGINIA STATE BAR COUNCIL: THE TRANSACTION BY WHICH DEEDS ARE EXCHANGED, DEEDS ARE DRAFTED, DEEDS OF TRUST-- THE MORTGAGES ARE DRAFTED AND SIGNED AND EXPLAINED-- THAT THIS IS THE PRACTICE OF LAW THAT CALLS FOR LEGAL EXPERTISE. ))
SUPER=01-Yvonne Weight/Va. State Bar Council;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=expertise
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VO-NAT


The council said it was in the best interest of the public to vote the way it did.
But those on the other side of the fence say it will ultimately be consumers who are PUNISHED.
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SOT 15:15:12
IN Q=We recently

((J.R. HIPPLE/COALITION FOR CHOICE IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS: WE RECENTLY COMPLETED A STUDY WITH MEDIA GENERAL AND WE FOUND OUT THAT IT IS 43 PERCENT LESS EXPENSIVE TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE CLOSED WITH A NON- LAWYER THAN IT IS WITH A LAWYER.))
SUPER=01-J. R. Hipple/Choice In Real Estate Closings;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=a lawyer
ANCHOR=connie
SS=HOLD


The Bar Council will now take it's recommendation to the state Supreme Court.
The justices will ultimately make the final decision.

P-Furniture


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


Thousands began arriving today in High Point, North Carolina--
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VO-NAT

for the world's largest furniture trade show-- about 70-thousand are expected over the next nine days.
Buyers from 90 countries will be looking over what the furniture makers have to offer for the coming season.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE
Milk does a body good for one famous ballplayer--- we'll hear from him on

Primetime Sports--
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VO-NAT


But first-- hard evidence linking tobacco and cancer-- more on the study when we come back.
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go to break

P-Beyer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=beyer


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says students must have a passport to get out of school-- a literacy passport that is.
He suggests that sixth-graders who fail the literacy passport test should attend special classes until they pass.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Speaking to superintendents in Lynchburg this morning, Beyer said that could mean summer school, or after-school programs for those students.
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SOT
IN Q=That'll cost about

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THAT'LL COST ABOUT 307 DOLLARS PER STUDENT. AND I PROPOSE THAT THE STATE PUT UP THAT 307 DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST TIME. IF THE STUDENT STILL CAN'T GET THROUGH IT AFTER A SUMMER THEN THE FINANCIAL BURDEN WOULD BE LEFT UP TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS.))
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RUNS=:13
OUT Q=school systems.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=education


The literacy passport test examines a student's skills in reading, writing and math.
Wx-Tape
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SUPER=306-61/56/84/Calm/29.99s/7:30am/6:39pm;


Forecasts
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SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/58-60/Showers And/Thunderstorms/68-70;
SUPER=331-Clouding Up/Light Winds/59-62/Rain Likely/Wind NW-15/68-70;
SUPER=332-Increasing Clouds/Wind S-10/57-59/Rain Showers/Gusty Winds/60-64;
SUPER=333-Showers By/Daybreak/50-54/Showers And/Thunderstorms/62-65;
SUPER=334-Clouding Up/Rain Late/50-55/Showers Likely/Gusty Winds/60-65;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Smoking


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


Scientists say they've figured out exactly how tobacco causes cancer.
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VO-NAT


The absence of direct evidence has long been the tobacco industry's chief defense.
But researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center today offered the first molecular evidence directly linking cigarettes to lung cancer.
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SOT 19:01:55
IN Q=This study shows

((DR. MICHEAL ERIKSEN/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: THIS STUDY SHOWS US THE PRECISE CHEMICAL, THE PRECISE GENE, AND THE PRECISE LOCATION ON THE GENE THAT RESULTS IN LUNG CANCER FORMING. ))
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OUT Q=lung cancer forming.
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
According to the study in Science Magazine, it forms when the tobacco smoke carcinogen called benzo-A-PYrene-- or BP, enters the lungs.
In the body it transforms into a new compound-- B-P-D-E, which then travels to the critical gene-- P-53, known to protect us from lung cancer.
It disables that guardian gene, which allows tumors to multiply.
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SOT 19:02:30
IN Q=They're biding

((DR. MOON-SHON TANG/M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER: THEY'RE BINDING VERY STRONGLY TO THE P-53 GENE AND VERY STRONGLY TO THE IMPORTANT SPOT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Moon-shon Tang/M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=important spot.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


While the Tobacco Institute continues reviewing the findings, the C-D-C says the evidence is conclusive.

P-Depression


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=depression


Depression DOES impact physical health according to the latest study in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
The study looked at a group of women who suffered from depression for about 15 years.
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VO-NAT


Scans revealed all had abnormal thinning of the bones in the spine, hips and wrist.
The average age of the women-- just 41.
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SOT 10:51:01
IN Q=The bone mineral

((DR. PHILIP GOLD/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH: THE BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN THESE WOMEN WAS SIMILAR TO THE BONE DENSITY IN THE WOMEN SEEN AT 70 YEARS OF AGE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Philip Gold/National Institute of Mental Health; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=years of age.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The women had few risk factors for osteoporosis-- their thin bones did not come from a lack of calcium or exercise.
So researchers concluded hormone changes caused the bone loss.
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SOT 10:51:22
IN Q=If you've had

((DR. GOLD: IF YOU'VE HAD RECURRENT DEPRESSION, IT MAKES SENSE, I THINK TO CONSIDER HAVING ONE OF THE AVAILABLE TESTS TO CHECK FOR BONE MINERAL DENSITY. ALL OF THIS IS PREVENTABLE AND TREATABLE.))
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OUT Q=treatable.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


New medications are out that can actually increase bone production.
Depression is treatable, so it's important for patients to get help-- to prevent ongoing physical and mental problems.

cool-video


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


Our video pick of the day, actually stems from what's been called the "Talk Show Slaying" trial...going on this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Pontiac, MI; :


In Michigan, Jonathan Schmitz is accused of murdering Scott Amedure.
Last year, the victim had revealed on the "Jenny Jones" Show that he had a crush on Schmitz.
Schmitz is NOT gay, and told police he felt humiliated.
The "Jenny Jones" show never aired the segment, but jurors were shown a copy today.
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SOT 15:32:06
IN Q=John

((JOHN, COME OUT HERE, LET'S SEE WHO HAS THE CRUSH ON HIM. HI JOHN. DID YOU THINK DONNA HAS A CRUSH ON YOU? DID I? NO, WE'RE GOOD FRIENDS. GUESS WHAT, IT'S SCOTT THAT HAS A CRUSH ON YOU. YOU LIED TO ME! ))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=you lied to me.(then laughs)
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors allege it was several days later when Schmitz shot and killed Amedure at his home.
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toss to steve

SP-Cal


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-15
GRAPHIC=None


The Yankees might be in the World Series...but do they have a player that made the milk mustache brigade??...I don't think so. The Orioles do!
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VO-NAT #


Cal Ripken has been enlisted by the Milk mustache campaign to promote the benefits of milk.
Drinking milk is what makes the iron one full of iron.
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SOT
IN Q="I

((CAL RIPKEN/NAMED TO MILK MUSTACHE TEAM:))
SUPER=01-Cal Ripken/Named to Milk Mustache Team; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...drink it now"
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SP-NL


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=NL championship series


Game 7 of the national League championship series is going on at this hour between the Atlanta braves and the St. Louis Cardinals...and this one is not pretty.
The Braves jumped all over the Cards and lead 15 to nothing in the 8th inning..so it looks like the Braves will rap up yet another national League pennant, again the Atlanta leads St. Louis 15-nothing, so the Braves appear headed to the World Series to meet the yankees.

SP-FFE


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


Week 8 of Friday Football Extra is almost here and we will bring hard hitting highlights from 14 games, many of which have interesting District implications.
Here's a look at the menu.
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MOTION
IN Q=FIRST TEAM
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=....LAST TEAM."
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


It's Thursday night at the fights girls basketball style tonight. We will bring you highlights from 4 games at 11, but we have to give ya a taste at 10. Lets go over to Northside where the Lady Vikes tried to get a piece of the Rock!
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wildcats vs. Vikings; :00


They did a good job of that early. Watch super soph Amber Kern make the steal at half court and go the distance for the knock out punch.
She can also do the dishes!!! Kern with the perfect bounce dish to a cutting Crystal Barrett...she's gonna do some window cleaning.
SUPER=33-Northside/=59/Rockbridge/=32;

Hand it to the Lady Wildcats, they don't give up. Carmen Hambrick gives to Tasha Miles who nails the J,
But Northside prevails, 59-32.
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SP-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-2
GRAPHIC=UVa football


The Virginia cavaliers aren't talking!!! Most know head coach George Welsh has imposed his seasonal gag order on his players for this weekend's game.
SS=ACC


Hopefully, the Cavs will let their playing do the talking for them as they entertain ACC rival N.C. State Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1994; :00
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Crimson Tide vs. Wolfpack; :14
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :28
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Cavaliers vs. Yellow Jackets; :41
SUPER=@Steve1; :57
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=...all those little things are adding up right now"



P-Lizzie-Borden


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Lizzie Borden was acquitted of murder in 1892, and now, she's been acquitted again.
The innocent verdicts came in San Francisco, at the mock Court of Historical Review.
Borden -- played by a volunteer -- took the stand-- and insisted she didn't kill her father and stepmother with an ax.
The defense argued that despite her acquittal a century ago, Borden was a victim of media hype and a rhyme that dogged her all her life.

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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dissolve to boards
SUPER=x5024;
SUPER=77-Candidate Profiles;
We continue our candidate profiles-- tonight we'll hearSUPER=78-Bob

Goodlatte; from Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte who's got some company this time around in the Sixth District.
SUPER=79-Braves Biscuits;


The Atlanta Braves have made quite a comeback-- and some people think the team's secret weapon is from a restaurant.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


You can catch this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for Have a good night. watching NEWS-7 Primetime.