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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX:
We'll hear from the man who says he witnessed the murder of a Virginia Tech student.
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VO-NAT


Fire and flood waters have taken their toll on Gladys House.
But the homeless shelter in Lexington is finally getting ready to re-open.
We'll check in with Gladys Steele.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, game three of the World series is set for tonight, but the question is will the Yankees score.
The Hokies talk about this week's game with PIttsburgh,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Frank Beamer talks about being mentioned as one of the top candidates for the soon-to-be vacant head coaching job at Kentucky.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


By this time tomorrow, another gusty cold front may bring showers and thundershowers our way.

Lilly


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


Day 2 of the Ben Lilly capital murder trial turned out to be pivotal for the prosecution.
Key witness Gary Barker was with Lilly the night a Virginia Tech student was murdered.
And this afternoon Barker testified against his friend.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince was at the Montgomery County Courthouse... and he now joins us from our New River Valley newsroom with a recap of today's proceedings.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith... Back in August Gary Barker pleaded guilty as an accessory to capital murder.
As part of the plea agreement, Barker agreed to testify against Ben Lilly.
And today he said Lilly was the triggerman.
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IN Q=Capital murder
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1995; :08 QUICK!!!
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SUPER=01-Gary Barker/Witness; :21
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=and shot him


((Capital murder suspect Ben Lilly could only sit and listen as his friend, Gary Barker, gave him up.
Barker was with Ben Lilly and Lilly's brother the night Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis was shot and killed.
He says Defillipis was outside a convenience store when Ben Lilly decided to pull off a carjacking.
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SOT 15:43:32
IN Q=He yelled

(( ))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=the wheel


Barker testified that Lilly drove the group to the Whitehorn section of the county.
He had Defillipis strip down to his underwear and socks but was prepared to let the Tech student go free.
But Barker then said Lilly changed his mind... and killed him.
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SOT 15:52:58
IN Q=He told

(( ))
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OUT Q=and shot him
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Barker said there was only one reason why Lilly changed his mind and shot Defillipis on that December night.
He testified that Lilly was afraid Defillipis would be able to identify him... and ultimately send him back to jail.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Of course Keith, if he's convicted Ben Lilly may not even get prison time.
He could be sentenced to death.))

Leg-Immunity


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia lawmakers are cleaning house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A legislative subcommittee is recommending changes to a law that granted immunity from arrest to lawmakers 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.))
SUPER=@Cranwell;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=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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Grey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Jeff Grey


Sixth district Congressional Candidate Jeff Grey put the focus on children today, as he called for an expansion of the Head Start Program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Speaking with reporters outside of the Salem Head Start Center, Grey said the program has worked well, and should be expanded to include all of the children who are eligible.
Today, he charged that republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte voted to cut funding for the program.
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SOT
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;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=going to Head Start.
ANCHOR=Keith
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.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- Score one new endorsement each for John and Mark Warner today, two weeks before Election Day.
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VO-NAT


and the homeless will once again have a place to call home in Rockbridge County.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Ross Perot followers in Virginia are backing Mark Warner in the race for the U.S. Senate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Democrat agreed to sign an eight point pledge to abide by the Virginia Independent Reform Party's principles.
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SOT 11:29:09
IN Q=By signing

((BILL DAGGETT/VA. INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY: BY SIGNING THE PLEDGE, MARK WARNER HAS JOINED WITH US IN THE FIGHT TO OVERCOME THE INSIDIOUS INFLUENCES OF SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT HAVE ENVELOPED OUR TWO PARTY SYSTEM THREATENING THE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.))
sot 11:31:01

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: TODAY THE REFORM PARTY COULD HAVE TAKEN THE EASY ROUTE AND ENDORSED THE INCUMBENT. BUT THEY DID NOT. THEY STUCK TO THEIR PRINCIPLES AND SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO VIRGINIA'S INDEPENDENT VOTERS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Daggett/Va. Independent Reform Party;
SUPER=@Markwarner; :14
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1994;


One of those messages is that Reform Party members need NOT say thank you to Republican John Warner for backing their candidate Marshall Coleman over fellow Republican Ollie North in 1994.
The Reform Party had NO estimate of how many supporters it has in Virginia.
Ross Perot is polling in the low single digits in the state.
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John-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For John Warner, today's endorsement came from a coalition of Virginia Women.
Members of the group say the republican incumbent has served their interests in the Senate on issues including the economy, health care and crime.
Today's speakers included Connie Seagle (SEE-guhl), a Wythe County resident who endured a violent assault in 1979 and now works for victims' rights.
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SOT 14:26:38
IN Q=It doesn't just affect those

((CONNIE SEAGLE/ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS' RIGHTS: IT DOESN'T JUST AFFECT THOSE IN THE CITY AREAS. IT AFFECTS EVERYONE AND I THINK WE NEED TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WILL LISTEN TO WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY AND WILL DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE VICTIM AND NOT THE ACCUSED.))
SUPER=01-Connie Seagle/Advocate for Victims' Rights;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=not the accused.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=John Warner


The Coalition for Women says Warner has supported funding for breast cancer research, small business opportunities for women, and legislation protecting them against violent crime.

Boucher


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Candidate Profiles


Tonight we move to the Fightin' Ninth Congressional district as we continue our series of candidate profiles.
SS=Rick Boucher


Tracy Altizer reintroduces us to Rick Boucher, the incumbent democrat who wants an eighth term to represent folks from western Roanoke County to the coalfields.
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SOT
IN Q=The start of construction
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Thursday; :00
SUPER=@Boucher; :10
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :47
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape; 1:09
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:38
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=Altizer, news 7.

(( The start of construction on a new sewer system in Wythe County had Rick Boucher performing one of his favorite duties, breaking ground for a project to spur economic development.
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SOT

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION HAS FIGURES SHOWING THAT EVERY TIME IT INVESTS A FEDERAL DOLLAR IN BUILDING A WASTEWATER SYSTEM OR WATER SYSTEM OR A SHELL BUILDING OF INDUSTRIAL PARK, 12 MILLION DOLLARS IN PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IS THEN GENERATED. ))
RUNS=:16


Attracting jobs is Boucher's top priority.
10 years ago he says less than a third of the ninth district's cities and counties had industrial parks.
Boucher is proud of his efforts to build more.
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SOT 7:53:17

((TODAY I'M PLEASED TO SAY AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE FEDERAL INVESTMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE WE NOW HAVE INDUSTRIAL PARKS IN 22 OF THE 23 COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ))
RUNS=:10


But Boucher says the battle now is making sure those investment dollars remain available, despite a movement to take the federal government out of the economic development game.
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SOT

((SO WE ARE MEETING THE PRIORITY NEED OF THIS AREA, WE ARE GROWING AT A RATE THAT IS FASTER THAN THE STATE AS A WHOLE, BUT THAT PACE CAN ONLY BE MAINTAINED IF THE FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ALSO RETAINED. ))
RUNS=:13


As a member of a House Telecommunications subcommittee, Boucher also aims to make Southwest Virginia a leader among rural areas in the use of information technology.
He advocates an electronic village in EVERY community, and continued progress in a program to link each ninth district school and college for distance learning.
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SOT 7:58:36

((THREE YEARS INTO THAT PROJECT WE HAVE 26 SITES ON LINE AND WE HAVE THE GOAL OF ACHIEVING THE WIRING ALL 83 SCHOOLS BY THE END OF THE DECADE. ))
RUNS=:10


Boucher is an assistant whip in Congress, and serves on the House Commerce and Judiciary Committees.
He dismisses the liberal label his opponents have given him, saying his votes in support of tobacco farmers and gun owners are proof positive.
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SOT 2:57:57

((WHEN YOU TAKE ALL OF THAT TOGETHER WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM MEASURES THAT WE JUST PASSED, MEASURES THAT TYPICALLY LIBERALS WOULD NOT SUPPORT AND I HAVE, I THINK FAIR-MINDED PEOPLE WOULD CONCLUDE I AM A RESULTS-ORIENTED, MODERATE PERSON LOOKING FOR REAL SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT THIS AREA. ))
RUNS=:16


Tomorrow we'll hear from a candidate hoping to replace Boucher on Capitol Hill, Giles County republican Patrick Muldoon. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Norfolk Southern, one of the most widely held stocks in our area, has posted its regular quarterly dividend of 56 cents a share. The stock market spent today's session in minus territory. The Dow dropped 29 points to close at six thousand 62. NASDAQ lost 17 points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Gladys-House


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-76
GRAPHIC=None


Homeless families in Lexington will once again have a place to go next month.
Almost 2 years after a fire shut it down, the Gladys House shelter is about to re-open.
Eric Earnhart tells us the house, and the woman who created it, have gone through a lot to get this far.

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SOT
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
RUNS=1:21
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.

SOT 09:08:43
IN Q=everything went fine

((GLADYS STEELE/GLADYS HOUSE FOUNDER;EVERYTHING WENT FINE UNTIL WE HAD THE FIRE, THEN WE HAD THE FLOOD.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=had the flood



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.))
RUNS=:06
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.

SOT 09:05:23
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.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=and go on



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.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Frank Beamer responds to being mentioned in connection with the Kentucky head coaching job, we'll also hear from another early candidate for that job,
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VO-NAT eng#


Plus, Roy Stanley talks with the Hokies about playing a Panthers team that's the pits this weekend in Blacksburg.
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S-Beamer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=BEAMER/KENTUCKY


Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer continues to be a hot commodity in the collegiate coaching ranks.
Less than 24 hours after Kentucky announced that Bill Curry will not return as the schhool's football coach next season, Beamer's name has surfaced as a leading candidate to replace him.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Beamer was surprised by the reports coming out of Kentucky today and he had this to say about the job as he arrived at his weekly newsconference.
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SOT
IN Q="It does...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...RIGHT HERE."
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S-Tech


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


While Beamer is keeping his feet planted in Blacksburg and not looking to the Bluegrass state at this time, he is focusing in on the University of PIttsburgh, a team that the Hokies say are much more dangerous than its 2-AND-5 record indicates.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=04-October 12; :11
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :34
SUPER=01-Gennaro Dinapoli/Va. Tech Offensive Guard; 1:11
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:24
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=... news 7 sports."
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S-Vols


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=vols


While the Hokies are zeroing in on Pitt, the University of Tennessee is getting ready to battle Alabama.
But they too are having to deal with the Kentucky distraction as their Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe is also being mentioned as top candidate for the UK post.
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SOT
IN Q="Well. I don't...

((DAVID CUTCLIFFE/TENNESSEE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-David Cutcliffe/Tennessee Offensive Coordinator; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=...IN ALABAMA."
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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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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-20
GRAPHIC=UVa


Two Virginia football players have made the ACC grade this week. Place kicker Rafael Garcia, the former G. W. Danville star, has been selected as the conference specialist of the week for his two field goal effort this past Saturday in a win over N.C. State.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :00


Former Jefferson Forest standout Anthony Poindexter was also named ACC defensive back of the week. The sophomore netted three interceptions, blocked a punt and was in on a team high 10 tackles in the cavs 62-14 domination of the pack.
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S-Saints


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=SAINTS


The New Orleans, who lost their head coach yesterday when Jim Mora resigned, temporarily lost their mind this afternoon when they called a newsconference to name Mora's replacement and then cancelled it.
The team is expected to eventually name current personnel director Chet Franklin the head coach on an interim basis.

S-Hamilton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=GIANTS


The New York Giants not only lost a game to the Redskins on Sunday, they also lost defensive tackle Keith Hamilton.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00

The former Heritage high school star will be out three weeks after have surgery today to remove torn cartilage from his left knee.
He was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's game.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/YANKS


The backdrop for the World Series shifts to Atlanta tonight, but will a change in scenery help the New York Yankees.
So far the Bronx Bombers have been outscored 16-to-1 in the first two games of the series.
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SOT
IN Q="yOU KNOW...

((JOE TORRE/YANKEES MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...LITTLE FRUSTRATED."
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=TENNIS


While many of us are just getting our careers established at the age of 26, Tennis star Gabriella Sabatini is getting set to end hers.
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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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