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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...WIND DRIVEN FIRES CONTINUE DESTROYING HOMES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA--SO FAR THE BLAZES HAVE BLACKENED NEARLY 35-THOUSAND ACRES--
SHOULD LAWMAKERS BE IMMUNE FROM THE SAME LAWS THEIR CONSTITUENTS MUST FOLLOW?
THE CURRENT POLICY COULD CHANGE. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday, October 22nd, our TOP STORY--
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VO-NAT


One of the men with Ben Lilly the night a Virginia Tech student was murdered takes the stand for the prosecution.
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P-Lilly


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-24
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC....Good Evening, I'm Tracy Altizer filling in for Connie Stevens.
SS=lilly


Ben Lilly was named the triggerman in court today as a key witness took the stand for the prosecution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Gary Wayne Barker was with Lilly and Lilly's brother the night a Virginia Tech student was carjacked and killed.
The body of Alexander Defillipis was found in the Whitehorn area of Montgomery County.
He had been shot four times.
Barker is already serving 53 years in prison for his part in the murder.
Almost in tears, he told the court it was Ben Lilly who pulled the trigger.
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SOT 15:52:58
IN Q=He told

((GARY BARKER/WITNESS: HE TOLD MARK TO GIVE HIM THE PISTOL BACK. HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR. RAN UP TO HIM. TURNED HIM AROUND AND SHOT HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Barker/Witness;
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VO-NAT


Barker went on to testify that he and the Lilly brothers then robbed a couple of convenience stores that night.
He's expected to be back on the stand tomorrow for cross examination.
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P-Pitts-Shooting


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=shooting


One person was taken to the hospital after gunshots were fired at a Pittsylvania County trailer park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


It happened around 7- 30 tonight at the Old Mayfield Trailer Park near Danville.
Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened.
Sheriff's deputies say the victim had already been taken to the emergency room when they arrived.
He's apparently in surgery.
Authorities collected evidence at the scene, but still need to talk with witnesses.
So far the victim's name and condition have not been released.
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p-CA-fires


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=brush fires
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Malibu, CA;


Wildfires in Southern California have now consumed about 35 thousand acres and destroyed nearly 100 homes.
In the Malibu area alone at least a thousand residents have been evacuated.
Among them, actress Shirley MacLaine, who's home has so far survived 10 wildfires.
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SOT 15:07:26 3PM FEED
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((QUESTION: DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE MAYBE MALIBU IS THE WRONG PLACE TO LIVE? SHIRLEY MACLAINE/ACTRESS: NO, THERE IS SO MUCH ABOUT IT THAT HAPPENS MOST OF THE TIME, THAT WHEN THIS HAPPENS IT'S OKAY, IT ALL MAKES IT WORTH IT. I DO THINK THEY SHOULD CHANGE THE AREA CODE THOUGH AND MAKE IT 911. ))
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VO-NAT


So far six firefighters have been injured, including several who were severely burned when flames overran their stalled truck.
Fortunately the fierce Santa Ana winds have begun to let up, allowing firefighters to make some headway.
They hope they may be able to contain some of the fires tonight.
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P-Leg-Immunity


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net-h from 96-74
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Lawmakers in Virginia could be held responsible for their actions just like the rest of us.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A legislative subcommittee is recommending changes to a law that granted lawmakers immunity from arrest during the winter legislative session.
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SOT 12:06:56
IN Q=Although

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: ALTHOUGH THEY MAY BE IMMUNE FROM BEING PHYSICALLY INCARCERATED FOR CERTAIN MISDEMEANORS. THAT THEY CAN BE CHARGED WITH A SUMMONS OR A WARRANT OR INDICTED DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION SO THAT THE PROCESS WILL GO FORWARD TO MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT NOBODY IS IMMUNE FROM THEIR CRIMINAL CONDUCT BECAUSE OF SERVICE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The immunity law came under close scrutiny earlier this year when Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms used it as a defense for an indecent exposure charge.
Nelms ended up pleading GUILTY.
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P-Standoff-Folo


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


An autopsy confirms Barry Peters died from a gunshot wound to the head.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday;


Police believe the 43-year old killed himself at his parents' home in Ripplemead yesterday.
Peters held police at bay for six hours.
He had armed himself with nearly half a dozen weapons, and fired aimlessly around the house throughout the day.
Police tried to negotiate, and after they finally resorted to teargas and entered the residence, they found Peters dead.
Neighbors said Peters suffered from depression.
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SS=NONE


Stick around for more NEWS-7 Primetime-- Peace talks in the Middle East seem to be back on track again--
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VO-NAT


And from the track to the trail-- the campaign trail that is-- Mark Warner picks up an endorsement from the Perot backers in the Commonwealth.
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p-Israel


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=peace talks


Israeli and Palestinian peace talks may have been saved at the eleventh hour.
Talks resumed late today after stalling on Monday.
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a deal is "very close."
Israel Radio reports the two sides may even wrap up a deal during the night on Israel's pullout from Hebron.
U-S envoy Dennis Ross, who was to have returned to Washington last night, delayed his departure, saying new progress is being made.

P-Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=John Warner


John Warner backed the last Virginia Independent Reform Party candidate to run for the U.S. Senate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1994;


That was Marshall Coleman, who lost in a three way race in 1994.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Now Ross Perot's party in Virginia is NOT saying thank you to the Republican Senator.
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SOT 11:28:16
IN Q=So today

((BILL DAGGETT/VA. INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY: SO TODAY, THE VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY ANNOUNCES ITS SUPPORT OF MARK WARNER FOR SENATE. THIS ENDORSEMENT IS A DIRECT RESULT OF MARK WARNER'S WILLINGNESS TO AFFIX HIS SIGNATURE TO THE REFORM PARTY'S CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE PLEDGE.))
sot 11:30:26

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU KNOW WHEN I STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN, CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HAD IT THAT JOHN WARNER WOULD GET THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Daggett/Va. Independent Reform Party; :00
SUPER=@Markwarner; :17
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OUT Q=Reform Party.
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VO-NAT


The Reform Party pledge calls for redesigning entitlement programs, campaign finance reform, a balanced budget, and a new tax system.
Current polls show Perot's support in Virginia is in the single digits.
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P-John-Warner


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jda
TAPE#596=29
GRAPHIC=warner, john


John Warner picked up an endorsement of his own today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Warner's Coalition for Women called a news conference in Roanoke this afternoon.
Members of the group say John Warner has served their interests in the Senate, on issues including health care, economic opportunity, and personal security.
Among the speakers was Connie Seagle (SEE-guhl), of Wythe County, who endured a violent assault in 1979, and now works for victims' rights.
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((CONNIE SEAGLE/ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS' RIGHTS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE STEP FORWARD FOR ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS CRIME VICTIMS AND AS WOMEN. CRIME HAS NO PARTY LINES.))
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ANCHOR=tracy
SS=HOLD


Supporters say John Warner has supported breast cancer research, business opportunities for women, and laws protecting them from violent crimes.

P-Grey


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Jeff Grey


In the race for the Sixth District Congressional seat, Jeff Gray hoped to get ahead in the polls by supporting the head start program.
Today he said if elected he'd focus on children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Speaking with reporters outside the Salem Head Start Center, Grey said the program has worked well, and should be expanded to include all children who are eligible.
Today, he charged that republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte voted to cut funding for the program.
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IN Q=He went to Washington D.C.

((JEFF GREY/D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HE WENT TO WASHINGTON D.C. AND VOTED FOR BILL NUMBER 2127 WHICH REDUCED FUNDING FOR HEAD START BY 137- MILLION DOLLARS. IF THAT BILL WOULD HAVE PASSED HE WOULD HAVE ELIMINATED THE ABILITY OF 48- THOUSAND CHILDREN TO CONTINUE GOING TO HEAD START.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress;
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OUT Q=going to Head Start.
ANCHOR=tracy
SS=Bob Goodlatte


A spokesman for Goodlatte says the incumbent has been a consistent supporter of Head Start, most recently voting for a budget that included a 31- million dollar increase for the program.
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ANCHOR=tracy
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First it was consumed by fire, then a flood made its mark--
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VO-NAT


But now a homeless shelter in Lexington has weathered those setbacks...as Gladys House prepares to reopen....that story next on NEWS-7 Primetime.
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P-Gladys-House


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE# net-k 96-76
GRAPHIC=None


It's taken nearly two years, and several setbacks, but the Gladys House shelter in Lexington is finally about to re-open.
Eric Earnhart has this success story.
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IN Q=For Gladys Steele
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=04-December 25, 1994; :12
SUPER=01-Gladys Steele/Gladys House Founder; :20
SUPER=@Eric2: :43
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OUT Q=E.E., News 7

(( FOR GLADYS STEELE, LIFE HAS BEEN A TEST OF FAITH LATELY. 10 YEARS AGO SHE CREATED THIS HOMELESS SHELTER... THINGS STARTED GOING BAD TWO YEARS AGO, EARLY CHRISTMAS DAY,
AN ELECTRICAL FIRE BROKE OUT. STEELE AND ALL FIVE SHELTER RESIDENTS ESCAPED, BUT THE SECOND FLOOR SHELTER ITSELF WAS A CHARRED WRECK.

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IN Q=everything went fine

((GLADYS STEELE/GLADYS HOUSE FOUNDER;EVERYTHING WENT FINE UNTIL WE HAD THE FIRE, THEN WE HAD THE FLOOD.))
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THE FLOOD HIT A FEW MONTHS LATER, AS STEELE WAS STILL TRYING TO RE-OPEN THE SHELTER UPSTAIRS, RUINING THE FURNACE AND THE CARPET DOWNSTAIRS.

SOT 09:05:17
IN Q=when I came out

((GLADYS STEELE/SHELTER FOUNDER; WHEN I CAME OUT IT WAS LIKE COMING OUT THE BACK DOOR INTO A BIG ISLAND. THE WHOLE PLACE WAS WATER.))
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OUT Q=whole place was water



Steele went back to work again. With the help of volunteers and insurance, the house has been repaired literally from top to bottom.
She's still short on supplies like towels and linens, but she plans to re-open the shelter November first.

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IN Q=this is my work

((GLADYS STEELE/SHELTER FOUNDER; THIS IS MY WORK, THIS IS MY MINISTRY, AND UH, WE HAVE ALL THESE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE DO, WE HAVE THEM IN LIFE, AND I DON'T THINK YOU BACK DOWN, I THINK YOU PICK UP AND PRAY ABOUT IT AND GO ON.))
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When homeless people once again check into Gladys House... they'll find their host is a person who's been there, and knows how to come out on top.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.)) Wx-Tape
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p-Gulf-Illnesses


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=gulf war illness


Five years after the Persian Gulf War, the U-S government is now reaching out to soldiers who may have been exposed to chemical weapons.
Liz Mullen reports.
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SUPER=03-Kamisiyah, Iraq/1991; :13
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; :25
SUPER=10-Ronald Blanck/Former Army Brig. General/1991; :57
SUPER=01-Dean Oley/Gulf War Veteran; 1:15 quick!
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:32
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OUT Q=Mullen, CBS News New York.


((In March of 1991, at the peak of the Persian Gulf War, U-S troops destroyed an ammunition depot at Kamisiyah in southern Iraq.
The explosion sent a huge white cloud into the air, a cloud that might have contained chemical nerve gas. Now, for the first time ever, Pentagon officials are ackowledging the possibility that those chemicals may have medical significance.
KENNETH BACON, PENTAGON SPOKESMAN, WE'VE DECIDED THAT, AFTER LOOKING AT THE FACTS, THAT IT WOULD BE BEST TO GO OUT AND TO AGGRESSIVELY REACH OUT TO THESE 20,000 PEOPLE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE THINK WERE IN A 50 KILOMETER RADIUS OF KAMISIYAH, IN ORDER TO ASK THEM TO COME FORWARD WITH BOTH INFORMATION AND ALSO TO REGISTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES AND EXAMINATIONS.

Until recently, the pentagon has denied that American troops were ever exposed to dangerous chemicals. But even five years ago, during the Gulf War, the man who is now the army's Surgeon General had this to say about the release of cancer-causing nerve gas.
RONALD BLANCK, FORMER ARMY BRIG. GENERAL, FROM 1991: IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE, EVEN PLAUSIBLE, THAT A NUMBER OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OR MOST OF THEM IF NOT ALL, WERE EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE CHEMICALS IN SMALL AMMOUNTS.

Three years later, Gulf War Veteran Dean Oley of Kansas believed that's exactly what caused his medical problems.
DEAN OLEY/GULF WAR VETERAN FROM MAY 1994: I THINK I'VE BEEN INFECTED WITH A BIOLOGICAL AGENT.
More than 3,000 Persian Gulf Veterans have reported similar symptoms. Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon refused to answer why it took the government so long to reach out to U-S troops. He did say that this is the first of possibly more steps to solving this medical mystery. Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

cool-video


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


For our video of the day, let's go off- shore...to the coastal waters of Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Palm Beach Co., FL;


If you're a diver you'll want to check this one out.
Don't be alarmed, there's no one actually on board this German carrier ship.
It's actually being sunk on purpose off the coast of Boynton Beach.
The 175- foot vessel called the M-V Becks will be a vertical diving reef.
Today it made its final voyage to the ocean floor, where it will provide an artificial habitat for sea life, and a new exploration site for divers.
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SP-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME IN SCREEN


Coming your way on tonight's PrimeTime sports, Frank Beamer talks about being mentioned in connection with head coaching job at Kentucky, Gabriela Sabatini talks about calling it quits at the age of 26.
But as you know there is no quit in Tiger Woods.
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VO-NAT eng#

After winning two tournaments and over $734 thousand dollars in his first seven events as a pro, the PGA's newest and brightest star has rightfully earned himself spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Tiger has the sports world by the tail in this week's issue.
The rest of tonight's sports is straight ahead.
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SP-Beamer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-23
GRAPHIC=TECH FB


The Virginia Tech Hokies return to Big East this Saturday after a week off as they host the Pitt Panthers in a Noon kickoff.
SS=kentucky?/beamer


But before Frank Beamer could talk about the Panthers, Roy Stanley asked him about the Wildcats.
Beamer is one of the first names mentioned in connection with the soon to be vacant job at the University of Kentucky.
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SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :12
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 24
SUPER=04-October 12; :32
SUPER=@roy1; 1:04
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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Sp-VOLS


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=tennessee


A Tennessee assistant coach is also being mentioned in connection with that Kentucky job.
The Vols Current Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe had this to say about the situation today.
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IN Q="I think...

((DAVID CUTCLIFFE/TENNESSEE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-David Cutcliffe/Tennessee Offensive Coordinator; :00
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OUT Q=...OPPORTUNITY."
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WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD 18075
And you can watch Cutcliffe's offense in action Saturday here on WDBJ as we bring you the Tennessee-Alabama game from Knoxville at 3:30.
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pinnacle board 18074
And right before that one, you can catch Syracuse battling Boston College in the Big East.
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SP-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/YANKEES


Game three of the world series is winding down in Atlanta at this hour.
Right now at the top of the seventh inning the Braves trail the Yankees two to one.
The Braves came in with a commanding 2 games to none lead.

SP-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=TENNIS


She's only 26, but she hasn't won in two years, and even that gets old for a millionaire athlete so, tennis star Gabriela Sabatini has decided to end her career.
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VO-NAT eng#


Sabatini turned pro in 1985 as was in the top ten in rankings for more than a decade.
But most felt she never really reached her full potential.
Recently she has been battling a stomach injury that has forced her to slip as low as 29th in the rankings.
Her retirement takes effect immediately and their are no plans for a farewell tour.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold tennis


Sabatini won 27 tournaments, and her biggest by far was in 1990 when she defeated Steffi Graf to claim the U.S. Open title.

SP-Women


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S6-16
GRAPHIC=Girls' Hoops


In Tuesday night hardwood action, defending state champ, Lord Botetourt tuned up for the post season with a 65-26 pasting of Rockbridge County.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Daleville/Lady Wildcats vs. Lady Cavaliers;


First year coach Susan Brown was looking for some answers as her club began the 2nd half down by 24.
April Staton tries to get things started with the board and the stickback for the Lady Cats.
But Botetourt is too much in this one. Watch Abby Fresh put the rock on the floor and go to the hole for the bucket off the window.
Then it was time for a little fun. Sara Hicks is a blur as she goes behind
the back and then flips the no-look to SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/=65/Rockbridge
Co./=26;

Sara Moore for the deuce. Lady Cavs roll 65 to 26.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
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Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Shooting Update


The latest on tonight's shooting at a trailer park in Pittsylvania County.
SUPER=77-"Fightin' Ninth" Profile;


Our political profiles continue-- tonight it's the Fightin' Ninth
SUPER=78-Rick Boucher


Congressman Rick Boucher talks about what he calls his non-campaign as the democrat seeks an eighth term in Washington.
SUPER=79-Happy Hanukkah!


Plus the U-S Postal Service will celebrate the Festival of Lights with its first ever Hanukkah stamp.
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ANCHOR=Tracy
SS=NONE

News-7 Primetime. Have a great night. All this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching