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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Up next on NEWS 7 at SIX:
New cases of Legionnaire's Disease.
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VO-NAT


A mother's personal tragedy. The story of a 16-year old Botetourt boy who died trying to get "high" by drinking anti-freeze.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, The Panthers lose their starting center on a alcohol suspension, Tommy Morrison's comeback takes another strange turn, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville,
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Philadelphia Phillies named Terry Francona their new manager this afternoon.
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Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


New developments today in the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the New River Valley.
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie /Newsroom


Connie Stevens is in the NEWS 7 newsroom-- with news of additional cases added to the list.
Live=Connie Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Connie1;


Keith, the count is now up to 13 cases, two more were confirmed today.
These are both patients who had already been treated for pneumonia, but went through additional testing because of the outbreak.
Of these 13, only one is hospitalized....still in critical condition.
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VO-NAT


10 patients are from Montgomery County, one is from Giles, one's from Floyd and one is from Radford.
They range in age from 42 to 86.
12 are men, so there's just one female patient.
SUPER=03-Radford/Today;


At the New River Valley Health Department, Director Jody Hershey says they still don't the common source for this bacteria pegged down.
But if you live in that neck of the woods...you will probably see local, state and even Centers for Disease Control personnel out canvassing the area.
They're doing tests at area businesses, wherever you might find aerosolized water-- and that involves a number of establishments-- everything from shopping centers and mom and pop shops, to churches, hospitals, doctors offices and health clubs.
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Live=Connie Full/Newsroom


Any place where you might find whirlpools, hot tubs, plant misting systems, air conditioning cooling towers-- there are so many possible sources.
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie/Newsroom

((KEITH QUESTION: CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE A TEDIOUS INVESTIGATION, THEN))
Live=Connie Full/Newsroom


Yes, so it might even be weeks before we know something.
We do want to remind people not to be alarmed if they see health officials out with their clipboards, doing interviews.... that's part of the investigation, and it's the only way they'll find the answer.


Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=None


A fatal fire late this afternoon in southeast Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


A house in the 34-hundred block of Garden City Boulevard caught fire just after 4:30.
Authorities say a man inside the house died, apparently of smoke inhalation.
They have not yet released his name.
No immediate word on how the fire started.
The home is a total loss.
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Chase-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=None


A Pittsylvania County man apparently beat and shot his wife to death before putting her body in the trunk of his car.
The medical examiner confirmed today 33- year- old Tammy Scearce was shot four times in the head and chest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Monday;


It all started when 35- year- old Wilbur Scearce led police on a high speed chase from Danville to his home in Ringgold.
Scearce held police at bay for several hours before fatally shooting himself.
Authorities were pursuing Scearce concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
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Weddington


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-86
GRAPHIC=None


It's a cheap and easy way to get high. Breathing fumes from an aerosol can.
It's a cheap and easy way to die.
Eric Earnhart talked to a Botetourt County mother who's trying to help other children avoid her son's fate.
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IN Q=Kathryn Weddington knew
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kathryn Weddington/Victim's Mother; :18
SUPER=@Eric2; :35
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(( Kathryn Weddington knew her son was in trouble. 16 year old Brian Mitchell had admitted he'd been "huffing"... getting high off aerosol cans for the last year. He was sick, scared, and finally ready for help.
He talked to his family about it last Monday night.

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IN Q=it was a wonderful

((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TALK WITH HIM, HE KNEW HE WAS ABOUT TO START REHAB, HE KNEW HE HAD TO CHANGE. HE WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
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Brian didn't know he was about to die. Driven by his addiction, which aerosols couldn't satisfy anymore. He had swallowed a small amount of antifreeze. Drug counselors say some some teens believe it'll get them high. Brian lapsed into a coma and died.
His mother says the inhalants, from things like aerosol cans and butane lighters, started the process that led to his death.

SOT 12:23:43
IN Q=kids need to know

((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; KIDS NEED TO KNOW THAT IT'S TOXINS, IT'S POISON THAT IS AFFECTING THEM. IT'S NOT A NATURAL ORGANIC THING THAT THEY'RE GETTING HIGH ON... IT'S POISON. ))
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Inhalant abuse is tough to spot... On their own the symptoms don't stand out... they include:
slurred speech headaches involuntary eye movement impaired attention loss of appetite -and- poor balance and coordination.

Parents can also watch for these signs that abuse is going on.
Aerosol cans that aren't empty, but have no propellant left in them. Aerosol cans with the nozzles removed. Rags and paper bags with aerosol residue.

SOT 12:25:26
IN Q=there are many

((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; THERE ARE MANY MANY SIGNS, AND YOU CAN KIND OF WRITE THEM OFF TO SOMETHING ELSE, BUT CONSIDER THE SIGNS PUT TOGETHER AND IT'LL MAKE SENSE.))
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Armed with the bittersweet gift of hindsight, Weddington wants to warn other parents and children about the danger.
Hoping Brian's loss can help save someone else's son or daughter.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

Gardner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=None


A Bedford County boy who likes to read Rush Limbaugh in school is in hot water again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-June 3;


Nine- year- old Jason Gardner made headlines last spring when his copy of Limbaugh's book "The Way Things Ought To Be" was taken away from him in school.
And just last month, Gardner's fifth grade teacher confiscated Jason's copy of the "Limbaugh Letter".
Two other Montvale Elementary School teachers reportedly have banned all outside reading material from their classrooms.
Civil liberties lawyers from the Rutherford Institute want the county to reverse that policy.
They've given school officials seven days to reconsider or face a lawsuit.
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NS-Conrail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern continues to make a high- profile push in its hostile bid for Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In a letter to shippers, N-S says a deal between itself and Conrail will improve competition in the East.
The railroad also criticized what it calls C-S-X's opposition to change.
N-S put in a competing bid for Conrail last week.
It tops a previous offer by C-S-X by more than a BILLION dollars.
A Conrail merger with Norfolk Southern or C-S-X would create the nation's third- largest railroad.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--Democratic Senate challenger Mark Warner on personal fortunes and campaign spending.
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VO-NAT


and as a new factory prepares to go up in Botetourt County--it prompts a look into the area's past, and the people who lived there more than 500 years ago.
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Best


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=None


The news from Best Products almost seemed inevitable.
The Richmond appliance chain says it will go out of business by early next year, if its bankruptcy plan gets approved.
For several years, the company has been plagued with large losses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Some investment groups wanting to buy Best's remaining assets decided against operating any part of the 30- year- old chain as originally contemplated.
Best has two stores in our area, one in Roanoke, and another in Lynchburg.
A company spokesperson says each store has about 55 full and part- time employees.
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1-Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Senator John Warner picked up the endorsement of a tax watchdog group today.
The National Taxpayers Union says the Republican senator won their highest rating.
SS=Mark Warner


Mark Warner campaigned today in Charlottesville with civil rights leader Julian Bond.
And tonight, in the first part of our profile on the democratic challenger, Mark Warner talks about the press, polls, and checkbook politics.
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SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate; :13
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((
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SOT 10:38:40
IN Q=What the press has written

((WHAT THE PRESS HAS WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN IS MARK WARNER'S PUT A LOT OF MONEY INTO IT AND HE'S BEHIND.))
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OUT Q=and he's behind.


If the frustration shows, Warner says, it's because the coverage of his campaign has missed the mark.
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SOT 10:39:01
IN Q=And i think come November fifth

((AND I THINK COME NOVEMBER FIFTH, WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THESE PRESS FOLKS WITH EGG ON THEIR FACE. AND THAT WILL BE A HAPPY NIGHT FOR ME.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=happy night for me.


The Mark Warner of the television ad wars is a family man, the father of three young daughters, the first member of his family to graduate from college, a businessman who built his fortune by dialing in to the early days of the cellular telephone industry.
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IN Q=Worked with a series of big companies

((WORKED WITH A SERIES OF BIG COMPANIES AND THEN WENT OUT ON MY OWN AND HAVE BUILT THREE PUBLIC COMPANIES AND TEN PRIVATE COMPANIES. I'VE WORKED HARD, BUT I'VE ALSO BEEN BLESSED AND LUCKY.))
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OUT Q=blessed and lucky.


And while his opponent has argued that Mark Warner used political connections to make his fortune, the democrat challenger makes no apologies for the way he accumulated his wealth, or the millions he has spent on his own campaign.
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IN Q=I have made an investment

((I HAVE MADE AN INVESTMENT IN MY CAMPAIGN, BUT I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU JOE, I HAVE YET TO HAVE THE FIRST VOTER COME UP TO ME AND SAY MARK I WISH YOU'D TAKE THAT SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY INSTEAD OF PUTTING YOUR OWN MONEY IN.))
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OUT Q=putting your own money in.


No one lost his head last week, when Mark Warner posed for photographers with former Governor Doug Wilder and Senator Chuck Robb.
It's a familiar position for the former democratic state chairman who refereed many of their private and public squabbles.
His political connections paved the way to the nomination, even as Leslie Byrne, the only woman to represent Virginia in Congress, challenged him for the party's nod.
But Warner says he's not a political insider with a personal agenda.
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SOT 10:33:51
IN Q=Have I worked

((MARK WARNER/D- SENATE CANDIDATE: HAVE I WORKED ON CAPITOL HILL. SURE. WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, ABSOLUTELY. HAVE I BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICS AS PART OF MY COMMUNITY SERVICE, ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME THOUGH TO MAKE A RUN AT ELECTIVE OFFICE AND I WOULDN'T BE DOING IT IF I DIDN'T FEEL I COULD GIVE SOMETHING BACK.))
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OUT Q=give something back.


We'll hear how he plans to give something back when we consider the second part of our profile on Mark Warner, tomorrow night.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Stocks


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


A spurt of economic reports had the stock market moving in both directions today.
The Dow dropped 14 points.
NASDAQ gained three points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Buchanan-Dig


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=None


A state organization did some digging... and found out a manufacturing plant was set to be built near an old Indian Village in Botetourt County.
Now archaeologists are in the process of preserving the site.
Scott Prince has the "dirt."
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SUPER=01-Tom Klatka/Va. Dept. of Historic Resources; :21
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((Construction on the Virginia Forge plant in Buchanan is already underway.
And it's one of many new companies hoping to build up Botetourt County's future.
But just a couple of hundred yards away... there's a group helping to preserve its history.
This area was once home to a Native American village... and archaeologists and volunteers are helping to keep it safe.
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SOT 11:18:46
IN Q=One of

((TOM KLATKA/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES: ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SITE AND MARK ITS LOCATION SO THAT THE CONSTRUCTION FOR THE VIRGINIA FORCE COMPANY WOLD NOT IMPACT THE SITE. ))
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OUT Q=the site


After digging a series of trenches... the group discovered dozens of refuse pits... where garbage was buried.
A number of artifacts have been recovered as well, like broken pieces of pottery... animal bones... and arrow heads. STAND UP
The archaeologists are also trying to determine which tribe settled here.
At this point they believe it was either the Totero or Tutelo Indians who inhabited this land some 600 years ago. END STAND UP
The group plans to excavate artifacts for a few more days.
But Klatka says the learning process will continue on.
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SOT 11:22:54
IN Q=We should

((KLATKA: WE SHOULD END UP WITH A NICE MAP OF THE SITE, USEFUL FOR THE VIRGINIA FORGE COMPANY AND COME BACK WITH A GOOD SAMPLE OF ARTIFACTS SO WE CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICANS IN THIS VILLAGE. ))
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OUT Q=this village


And once the shovels are set aside, the land will be maintained by the Virginia Forge Company... which has promised to avoid any construction on the site.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Phillies have a new manager, Tommy Morrison has a new opponent, the Panthers no longer have a center.
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VO-NAT eng#


And while you may not know it, the goalie who beat the Express last night has a new lease on life.
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S-Phillies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=PHiLLIES


The Philadelphia Phillies introduced the 48th manager in franchise history this afternoon
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00


as 37-year-old Terry Francona signed a two year deal with the team.
He spent last season as the Tigers third base coach and before that he managed Michael Jordan in Birmingham with the Barons.
In Philly he hopes to win games and fans quickly.
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((TERRY FRANCONA/NEW PHILLIES MANAGER:))
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OUT Q=...TO OVER ACHIEVE.
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S-Manager


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=mlb


The postseason baseball awards will be handed out over the next couple of weeks and tonight I have the results of associated press manager of the year balloting.
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pinnacle baseball board
And surprise, Joe Torre only finished fourth in the voting by a nationwide panel of sportswriters.
Tony LaRussa who guided the Cardinals to the National League central division title easily outdistanced his managerial peers Bruce Bochy, Johnny Oates, Torre and Felipe Alou.
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S-Morrison


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


The boxing comeback of HIV infected fighter Tommy Morrison has taken another crazy turn.
Anthony Cooks was supposed to fight Tommy in Tokyo this weekend, but today officials found out he's wanted by police in Oklahoma.
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IN Q="He's just...

((TOMMY MORRISON/HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER:))
SUPER=01-Tommy Morrison/Heavyweight Boxer; :00
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OUT Q=...HAS HAPPENED."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Cooks has been replaced by 24 year old Marcus Rhodes who is 15 and 1 as a pro.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


How do you come down from the high of nearly beating one of the nations top teams and get up again for the ACC's worst?
Steve Mason says that's the challenge facing UVa as the Cavaliers prepare for OH and 7 Duke.
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((1 touchdown and a two point conversion away from beating a national championship contender, season superlatives from Tiki Barber,
and receiver Germaine Crowell. Now the Cavaliers must make the transition from the highest level of national competition to the conference's lowest in Duke. ((GEORGE WELSH:)) ((TIKI BARBER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JAMIE SHARPER:))
Sharper and his Cavaliers gave up 30 points to the Blue Devils last year. They have found long term motivation for the 1:30 kickoff as well. ((:))
Duke leads the overall series 26-21. In Charlottesville, steve mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-2
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers literally received a sobering wake-up call today when starting center Curtis Whitley was suspended for four games for alcohol-related problems.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The team's general manager confirmed that Whitley is being treated for his illness, and that the team wishes him well.
The suspension is in accordance with the league's policy of drugs and alcohol.
He can return on November 25th, but will miss four games.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/HAMPTON


The Roanoke Express is on the road tonight in Hampton Roads skating against the Admirals at the Norfolk Scope.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Stingrays vs. Express; :00


Last night the Express lost to South Carolina 3-to-2 in a shootout. And while the loss was tough to take, you had to feel good for South carolina goalie J.P. McKersie.
Last night he made his first pro start in goal and turned back 33 shots and made the eventual game winning save in the overtime shootout.
The former Boston University star is really a walking miracle.
In July of 1994, he was hit by a motorist while riding his bike, and spent six days in coma.
Earlier this year he graduated from college and last night he got his first professional win.
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S-Hometown


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE FULL HOMETOWN HOOPS
And don't forget tonight at 11, Steve Mason has a lot of treats and a couple of tricks in this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
It's the only place to get a free tour of high school hoops in southwest and central Virginia.
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