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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

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HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
BIG THREE U-S AUTOMAKERS ARE TAKING ACTION, TO PREVENT MORE CHILDREN FROM BEING KILLED BY AIR-BAGS.
THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT RULED THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION'S ARGUMENTS FOR BROADER VETO POWERS "HAD NO MERIT". ))
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RUNS=:00
OUT Q=had no merit.



top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Tonight is Friday, November First-- our TOP STORY--
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VO-NAT


The Warners go head to head-- it's their last joint appearance before the voters have THEIR say Tuesday.
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P-Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 596-37
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good evening.
This is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=campaign 96


With this-- the last weekend before the election-- John and Mark Warner decided to spend their evening together--
The U-S Senate candidates were in Virginia Beach at a debate sponsored by the N-Double-A-C-P.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;


The first question of the evening, immediately put John Warner on the defensive.
Virginia N-double-A-C-P president Paul Gillis accused two of the senator's staff members of using a racial slur in reference to the debate.
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in=
SUPER=01-Paul Gillis/Va. NAACP President;
SUPER=@johnwarner; :00
SUPER=01-Lynn Williams/John Warner Staff Member;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=we had agreed to.
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VO-NAT


The remainder of the debate focused on health care issues and affirmative action.
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SOT 20:34:47

20:35:09
IN Q=unless we're careful
SUPER=@markwarner; :00
SUPER=@johnwarner; :11
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=said to happen.
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VO-NAT


The candidates will be in our area tomorrow-- Mark Warner's scheduled to be in Christiansburg, while John Warner will be visiting Danville.
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P-XGR-Budget


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen has lost a court battle with the General Assembly over the state budget.
SS=va supreme court


The Virginia Supreme Court says Allen's line- item veto power was NOT limited by the legislature.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Democrat-dominated Assembly sent Allen only the portions of last fiscal year's spending bill that had been changed in the 1996 session.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;


Allen says that limited his ability to veto "pork barrel projects."
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SOT 02:07:29
IN Q=I'll read

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'LL READ THE OPINION, SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT ALL, AND KEEP FIGHTING FOR THE TAXPAYERS NO MATTER WHAT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=matter what.
TALENT=Connie
SS=allen


Allen vetoed money for Roanoke's College of Health Sciences, aid for Roanoke County's Rusco, Incorporated, and inmate services provider "Virginia CARES."
Those vetoes will stand.
GRAPHIC=CRANWELL


But Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell -- who considered the vetoes a political slap at him-- says he's thankful the court told Allen he was wrong to pursue greater veto power.

P-Clinton


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=clinton


Stumping today, President Clinton called for campaign finance reform,
He did NOT specifically discuss Democratic Fund raising- or allegations that Democrats took huge sums from Asian businesses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA;


Instead he renewed his call for reform- during a campaign rally in California.
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SOT 14:06:49
IN Q=We should

((WE SHOULD BAN CORPORATIONS AND UNIONS FROM DIRECTLY GOING TO PARTIES TO HELP FEDERAL CANDIDATES THEY CAN NO LOGER HELP DIRECTLY AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WE SHOULD LIMIT THE VIRTUAL UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF MONEY INDIVIDUALS CAN GIVE TO PARTIES.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=GIVE TO PARTIES."

WIPE WIPE WIPE

P-Dole


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-e

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ashland, OH;


Former President's Gerald Ford and George Bush helped Bob Dole kick off the last stretch of his campaign.
Bush says honor and integrity are part of the presidency.
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SOT 14:14:20
IN Q=

((GEORGE BUSH/FORMER PRESIDENT: IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE THE WHITE HOUSE NOW UNDER FIRE NOT FOR POLICY ABOUT WHICH WE CAN HAVE AN HONEST DIFFERENCE OF OPINION BUT BECAUSE OF INTEGRITY AND HONOR.))
sot ic 14:14:42

((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE DESERVE AN ETHICAL WHITE HOUSE. WE MUST DEMAND AN ETHICAL WHITE HOUSE AND NEXT TUESDAY YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO VOTE FOR AN ETHICAL WHITE HOUSE. CHEERS.))
SUPER=01-George Bush/Former President; 00-05
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; 12
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=ethical white house (TRIPLE OUT) applause."
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VO-NAT


Dole plans to campaign around the country non-stop until Election day.
His 96 hour marathon will end in Dole's hometown of Russell, Kansas.
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P-Brazil-Plane


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=1OPM
WRITER=CST
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Paulo, Brazil/Yesterday; :


Brazilian investigators have two questions after a jetliner crash.
What CAUSED the crash?
And where did the COCAINE come from?
Recovery crews in (Sow Paul-o) Sao Paulo found nearly nine pounds of cocaine in the debris.
The drug was in packages found near part of the landing gear.
The plane went down yesterday in a residential section, killing 101 people...that includes all 96 people on board the plane, and five on the ground.
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P-Air-Bags


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


American car makers formally acknowledged today that passenger side airbags can be killers, setting into motion what may be a lengthy process to make them safer.
Liz Mullen reports on today's announcement in Washington.
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SOT 16:46:32
IN Q=We know that
SUPER=01-Andrew Card/American Auto. Manufacturers Assoc.; :01
SUPER=01-Janet Dewey/Airbag Safety Campaign; :31
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=LM, CBS News, NY.

(( ANDREW CARD, AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOC: WE KNOW THAT AIR BAGS DO IN FACT SAVE LIVES, BUT, YES, WE ALSO KNOW THAT THEY DO CAUSE DEATHS.
With that, a new chapter in automobile safety is open. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler joining forces to admit that air bags are not as safe as they may seem.
The big three have launched a massive letter campaign -- warning 22 million car owners that passenger-side air bags can sgriouwly injure and sometimes kill children. JANET DEWEY/AIRBAG SAFETY CAMPAIGN: MANY PEOPLE STILL THINK THAT AIRBAGS EXPLODE OUT LIKE A SOFT BILLOWY PILLOW AND THEY DON'T. THEY COME OUT AT HIGH SPEEDS WITH INTENSE FORCE LIKE A BRICK WALL.
According to government statistics, 28 children have died of injuries caused by airbags.. which can explode at up to 200 miles per hour. Along with mailing letters, America's largest automakers are drawing up warning labels urging parents to buckle their kids up in the back seat. ANDREW CARD: OUR GOAL IS TO MITIGATE THE PROBLEM AS QWIGKLY AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT THE LABEL TO BE EFFECTIVE AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO SENDING THAT LABEL OUT WITH THE NEW VEHICLES. JANET DEWEY: THE MESSAGE IS THAT KIDS AND AIRBAGS DON'T MIX. IT'S NOT ANYTHING TO FOOL AROUND WITH -- KIDS HAVE TO BE IN THE BACK SEAT.
The big three will also also create an airbag with a lower explosion speed for the canadian market.
But those new airbags will not be available here in the U-S until federal regulations are changed. and that may take some time.
Liz mullen, CBS News. New York.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Two more cases of Legionnaires' Disease are confirmed in the New River Valley.
Medical investigators now believe they're getting closer to a cause.
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VO-NAT


And a local high school's efforts to help the hungry have helped a ton-- or even more.
We'll explain when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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go to break

P-Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=legionnaires'


Two more cases of Legionnaires Disease have been diagnosed in the New River Valley.
The number of patients now stands at 15- one of those patients died last Sunday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Meanwhile, New River Health District Director Jody Hershey says the investigation into the cause of the outbreak has advanced.
Officials now have some theories as to the source of the Legionella bacteria.
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SOT 8:57:39
IN Q=

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: WE CERTAINLY ARE WORKING FROM SEVERAL HYPOTHESES. WE CERTAINLY SUSPECT THAT THERE'S A COMMON DENOMINATOR RUNNING THROUGH AT LEAST SOME OF THESE CASES AND WE'RE LOOKING AT TESTING OF THESE HYPOTHESES BY GATHERING SOME MORE INFORMATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q= some more information.
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VO-NAT


Hershey says it's still much too early to publicly release those theories.
He says medical investigators will continue testing in various locations throughout the New River Valley.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


All the cases appear to have occurred two to two-and-a-half weeks ago.
The two cases confirmed today include an elderly man and woman, both are in stable condition at Radford Community Hospital.

p-GE


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=khu
TAPE#net-k
GRAPHIC=ge


Management at the G-E Drive Systems plant would like its 11-hundred salaried employees to ask themselves if their jobs are really necessary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Without offering any incentives beyond normal retirement benefits, the Company has announced a "Voluntary Job Elimination Program."
In a letter to salaried employees- -dated one week ago- -General Manager Russ Shade outlines the cost- saving measure "aimed at those employees who can suggest how to eliminate their job."
Applicants must sign a statement that says: "...I understand that my job will be eliminated, with any remaining work assigned to others and I will be removed from the payroll."
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=General Electric


Human Resource Manager Mike Allee says it would appeal to employees who are close to retirement or may have a job opportunity elsewhere and want to collect layoff benefits.

P-Corned-Beef


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#596-30
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man is accused of dousing a popular downtown restaurant with gasoline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say 21 year old Larry Hicks was spotted at about two this morning pouring gas on a back door and the walls of Corned Beef and Company on Jefferson Street.
Fire did NOT break out.
Hicks took off when a worker spotted him- and led police on a chase.
Hicks had reportedly been in the restaurant earlier in the evening and was asked to leave after he had a fight with another customer.
Police found a gas can and matches in Hicks car.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come-- it's week ten of our Friday Football Extra season-- Roy will be here with the early scores--
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VO-NAT


But first-- Virginia puts it stamp on Christmas-- as the artwork for a festive postal stamp is unveiled.
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go to break

P-Food-Bank


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Craig County students are giving needy families a ton of reasons to smile.
Make that more than a ton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;


During the month of October, canned and boxed goods were collected at Craig County High School.
Organizers were hoping to accumulate ONE ton of food... but that goal was easily surpassed.
That's quite an accomplishment considering the high school has less than 400 students.
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SOT 14:43:50
IN Q=We didn't

((EMILY LESTER/CRAIG COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: WE DIDN'T HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE TO BRING THINGS IN SO IT REALLY HELPED A LOT BECAUSE THE STUDENTS WERE REALLY MOTIVATED TO BRING THINGS IN. SO EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO BRING THINGS IN, THEY STILL DID A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Emily Lester/Craig Co. H.S. Student;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=with it
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VO-NAT


All of the food will go to needy families in Craig County.
School officials say the project was SO successful, they're planning a coat drive next month.
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P-Christmas-Stamp


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=none


Every year, the U.S. Postal Service offers a religious and secular Christmas stamp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


This year's religious stamp was unveiled today in Richmond-- because it's from the collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
One BILLION cropped-down versions of (POW-lo DEma-TEECE'S) Paolo de Matteis's "Adoration of the Shepherds" went on sale today.
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SOT 02;01:37
IN Q=We'll get

((HENRY PANKEY/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE'LL GET SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF A COUPLE HUNDRED SUBMISSIONS EVERY YEAR. AND THE CITIZENS' ADVISORY STAMP COMMITTEE WILL SIT DOWN AND SORT OUT WHICH ONES THEY WANT TO DO. EVEN TODAY, WE'RE RIGHT NOW BEGINNING TO WORK ON NEXT YEAR'S STAMP.))
SUPER=01-Henry Pankey/U. S. Postal Service;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=stamp.
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VO-NAT


Modesty was the rule for the first version of this year's stamp.
But airbrushing was scrapped in the final product.
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SUPER=334-Light Rain Mixed/With Snow/32-35/Slow Clearing/And Windy/43-46;
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P-Amnio


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


A new non-invasive pre-natal test is offering some hope in detecting genetic abnormalities in unborn babies.
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VO-NAT


The most common tests currently used are Amnioscentesis and CVS.
Both procedures carry a small risk of miscarriage.
But as reported in the Journal "Nature Genetics"-- a new blood test might elminate that risk.
Researchers at the University of California made the discovery on collecting fetal cells from the mother's blood.
With work, they believe the test may be able to uncover genetic disorders-- that up to now-- have gone undetected.
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cool-video


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


Think of all the loose change you accumulate throughout your house.
At one Pittsylvania County school pennies are being put to use-- for a fundraiser and a math lesson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Blairs;


Thousands of pennies have been collected at Blairs Middle School in hopes of raising at least 26-thousand dollars to buy air conditioning for the school's cafeteria.
A teacher came up with the penny drive idea, and little did they know, it also turned out to be a teaching tool.
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SOT 47:26
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=75-Barbara Wilson/Principal; :02
SUPER=75-Ashley Thomasson/Student; :16
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=material things
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VO-NAT

The penny drive won't stop after the school reaches its goal-- in fact they hope to break the world record.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The principal isn't saying how many pennies have been collected-- for fear someone might try to steal all those Lincolns. toss to roy

SP-Dame


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Highlights and scores from some of tonight's high school football action. And the N-B-A basketball season opened tonight.
SS=College Football


One of tomorrow's college football games has the fighting Irish of Notre Dame traveling to the Homeland for a date against Navy.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland; :


The Stadium is ready and the crowd is fired up for the college football matchup.
And Notre Dame is on the rebound after losing to Air Force.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm...

((LOU HOLTZ/NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH: )) ((CHARLIE WEATHERBY/NAVY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Lou Holtz/Notre Dame Head Coach; :
SUPER=01-Charlie Weatherby/Navy Head Coach; :14
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=........for us."
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Pinnacle board 18074
You can see the Irish take on the Naval Academy right here on your Hometown station beginning at noon.
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Pinnacle board 18075
And following that stay tuned for the Big East showdown between Syracuse and the Mountaineers of West Virginia. I'll be back with more sports in a moment.
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SP-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=Glenvar/Shawsville


Up in Highlander heaven, Glenvar squared off against Shawsville in a battle between Group A teams.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Shawsville/Glenvar vs Shawsville; :


The Shawsville coach gets his team fired up for the battle with Glenvar.
In the first quarter the Highlanders go for it on fourth and four quarterback Seth Noonkester will pitch out to Hunter Allen he goes around the end and scores from 8 yards out 7 to nothing Glenvar.
Then with two minutes left, The Highlanders are on their own 37
SUPER=36-Glenvar/35/Shawsville/7/; Noonkester pitches to Jim Scalera he finds

the hole and turns on the speed to score from 63 yards out Glenvar led 21 to nothing and the Highlanders win it 35 to 7.
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SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=FFE Logo


It's week 10 of Friday Football Extra and there are some big games tonight.
Here's a look at some of tonight's scores.
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MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."
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SUPER=64-x5018
SUPER=64-North Cross/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2:00;



SUPER=64-Chatham/8/Tunstall/22;



SUPER=64-Radford/23/Floyd Co./20;



SUPER=64-Graham/40/Patrick Co./20;



SUPER=64-Ft. Chiswell/22/Bland Co./34;



SUPER=64-Salem/44/Christiansburg/3;



SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/0/Pulaski Co./28;



SUPER=64-Lord Botetourt/36/Blacksburg/7;



SUPER=64-Patrick Henry GS/35/Holston/0;



SUPER=64-Appomattox/7/Rustburg/12;



SUPER=64-Bath Co./28/Covington/46;



SUPER=64-Galax/6/Narrows/24;



SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/58/Amherst Co./6;



SUPER=64-Parry McCluer/46/Craig Co./12;



SUPER=64-Wm. Byrd/40/Rockbridge Co./19;



SUPER=64-Lee/18/Lebanon/28;



SUPER=64-Glenvar/35/Shawsville/7;



SUPER=64-Rural Retreat/40/Grayson Co./28;



SUPER=64-Pocahontas/0/Chilhowie/31;



SUPER=64-Martinsville/49/Laurel Park/14;



SUPER=64-Magna Vista/36/Fieldale-Coll./27;



SUPER=64-Franklin Co./No/Wm. Fleming/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/No/Albemarle/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Cave Spring/No/Halifax Co./Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Northside/No/Alleghany/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Wm. Campbell/No/Altavista/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Gretna/No/Dan River/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Brookville/No/Heritage/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Jefferson Forest/No/Liberty/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Gate City/No/Abingdon/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-Buffalo Gap/No/Wm. Monroe/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-James River/No/Riverheads/Rpt.;



SUPER=64-George Wythe/No/Northwood/Rpt.;







SP-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Chicago Bulls opened their season with a 107 to 98 win over Boston.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/Pacers vs Pistons; :


The Pistons unveiled a new logo tonight to open the season.
But Indiana's Antonio Davis hit the first two baskets of the game and the pacers led 4 to nothing.
Detroit comes right back. Grant Hill takes the ball to the hoop to score two of his six first quarter points.
Indiana's Dale Davis pulls up and hits the short jumper and the Pacers have a four point lead.
But watch former Hampton University SUPER=32-Detroit/95/Indiana/89/;star

Rick Mahorn hit the fall away jumper and Detroit wins the game 95 to 89.
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P-Pandas


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The curtain is up on what's scheduled to be a 12-year-run for the nation's only PAIR of Giant Pandas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego; :


They've taken up residence at the San Diego Zoo-- but they aren't exactly a couple.
They're staying in adjacent, separate enclosures-- zookeepers worry familiarity could breed contempt.
Instead, they want baby pandas, so they're being kept apart until it's their time.
The pandas are on loan from China for the next dozen years.
The only other panda in this country lives at Washington's National Zoo.
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie

NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Have a nice weekend, Goodnight. That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime-- more news is coming up in 30-minutes on