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ANCHOR=Keith

Defensive End Cornell Brown tops the list of Virginia Tech football players INDICTED today by a County Grand Jury.
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We've got two reports coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: the criminal case against nine players and its impact on the Hokie football team.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And, of course, the aftermath of the election. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike

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Keep an eye on the sky for rain showers tomorrow night. And weather school tonight brings us to the desert.

Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Montgomery County grand jury has returned indictments against nine Virginia Tech football players. All but one are still on the team.
SS=Cornell Brown

Among those named: All American Defensive End Cornell Brown.
The charges stem from a fight outside Squires Student Center in August.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Alitzer joins us from the Tech campus with the latest.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tracy1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith, the brawl seriously injured two Tech track team members. It apparently happened as a group of people were leaving a party.
As a result of the charges, most of the players in question also face team sanctions.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Football Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbury/Blacksburg Police; :56
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; 1:13
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OUT Q=cause these problems


A visibly upset coach Frank Beamer announced player suspensions as a result of their charges.
He stressed the suspensions are not an indication of guilt or innocence, but punishment for the players putting themselves in a position of facing criminal charges.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VT FOOTBALL COACH: IN CLOSING LET ME ASSURE ALL THOSE WHO PLACE THEIR CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN ME THAT WE WILL TAKE ALL THE NECESSARY STEPS TO RIGHT THE WRONGS AND TO GIVE OUR MANY FANS THE PROGRAM THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO, THE ONE IN WHICH THEY TAKE PRIDE. ))
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Five of the Hokies charged with misdemeanor assault will be suspended only for this Saturday's East Carolina game.
Greg Melvin is no longer on the team, and Brian Edmonds already served his one-game suspension.
Angelo Harrison faces a felony charge and is suspended for the season.
As is Brad Baylor, for an unrelated felony abduction charge.
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John-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=John Warner


It ended with a six- point gap.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Falls Church/Last Night;


The two- year struggle by John Warner to turn back challengers ended closer than any polls suggested.
Many voters favored the Republican because of the possibility he'd head the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.
SUPER=@file;


But in the morning- after analysis, Warner now says it looks like South Carolina's Strom Thurmond won't give up the chairmanship.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VA: STROM AS HE APPROACHES HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY MIGHT CONSIDER RELINQUISHING SOME OF THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES. AT THIS TIME I DON'T HAVE ANY PLANS TO TRY TO CHALLENGE HIM. THEREFORE WE'LL SEE WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME THERE COMES A POINT WHERE MAYBE AT AGE 98 HE MIGHT SAY "WELL PERHAPS NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO SHIFT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE."))
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OUT Q=the committee.
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VO-NAT


Senator Warner will probably retain his chairmanship of the Senate Rules committee.
He pledged on election day to lead the fight in the Senate for campaign finance reform.
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SOT 20:13
IN Q=No other

((NO OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAD ROUGHLY TEN MILLION DOLLARS OF PERSONAL SPENDING DUMPED ON HIM.))
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OUT Q=dumped on him.
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Warner says Mark Warner's spending was bad for Virginia.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Mark Warner wasn't able to close the gap in his bid to unseat Senator John Warner.
But today, he said he is proud of the race he ran and the issues he raised.
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IN Q=Let me say this loud

((LET ME SAY THIS LOUD AND CLEAR. I DON'T REGRET SPENDING ONE DIME OF IT, BECAUSE THE FIGHT WAS WORTH IT.))
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RUNS=:08
OUT Q=was worth it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alexandria/Last Night;


Mark Warner spent the night sorting out returns that made the election seem closer than it really was.
But even as talk of a recount evaporated, Warner said the costly campaign was a good investment.
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IN Q=There is nothing I feel

((MARK WARNER: THERE IS NOTHING I FEEL ASHAMED OF IN THIS CAMPAIGN. NOTHING I REGRET FROM THE TIME, THE ENERGY OR THE RESOURCES I PUT IN. AND IN TERMS OF MY POLITICAL STOCK BEING AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, STOCKS GO UP AND DOWN, BUT I THINK I MAY BE A LONG- TERM HOLD.))
SUPER=07-Mark Warner;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=long- term hold
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Mark Warner


Warner compared the campaign to a roller coaster ride.
Now, he and his family are headed to Florida for a vacation at Disney World.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--is Norfolk Southern out of the picture in the big Rail Merger game? Len Besthoff has the latest.
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and with Rocky Mount's Virgil Goode heading to Washington who will take his place in the state senate? The guessing has already begun.
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Abused-Woman


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-77
GRAPHIC=None


A North Carolina woman is walking to New York to raise awareness of battered women, and problems in child custody cases.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Asheville;


Michelle Buisch (bush) is walking from Asheboro, North Carolina to New York to prove she wants her children.
She says she moved to North Carolina to escape an abusive relationship, and then lost custody of her two children because she couldn't make it to back to New York to go to court.
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SOT 10:57:14
IN Q=I went to court twice

((MICHELLE BUISCH/I WENT TO COURT TWICE, I COULDN'T GET THERE THE THIRD TIME. I FELT THE COURT WAS VERY PREJUDICED AGAINST ME. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY, ANY WAY TO GET THERE. I HAD MY CHILDREN IN NORTH CAROLINA, I HAD PROTECTION, I FELT SAFE. ))
SUPER=07-Michelle Buisch
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=I felt safe
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Buisch is stopping at battered women shelters along the way. She's asking people to walk part of the way with her to show their support.
She'll leave the Turning Point shelter at eight o'clock tomorrow morning.

Goode


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


Virgil Goode walked away with 60- percent of the Fifth District vote.
The 50- year old Democrat will now plug his belief in a balanced budget amendment and Medicare as a Congressman.
Teresa Hamilton has reaction from Goode and one of the lawmakers who'd like to fill his shoes in Richmond.
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SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/(D) Congressman Elect; :29
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Franklin County could not have been a better place to proclaim Virgil Goode a winner. nat sound from last night
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The Rocky Mount native was cautious throughout the evening.
It actually took two trips to the podium before admitting he'd won.
He carried not only Danville but also Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties-- areas his challenger George Landrith secured two years ago in his run against L. F. Payne.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

((VIRGIL GOODE/D-CONGRESSMAN ELECT:I THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT ISSUES RATHER THAN PARTY LABELS HELPED A WHOLE LOT IN THIS ELECTION. ))
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OUT Q=this election.


A spokesman for Goode says the democrat will resign from his state senate post.
This sets the stage for a special election, possibly in December.
Whatever happens, Democrat Roscoe Reynolds, is definitely interested.
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IN Q=The

((DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- MARTINSVILLE:THE ALMOST ELEVEN YEARS THAT I HAVE SPENT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 20TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT. ))
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OUT Q=senatorial district.


Democrat Ward Armstrong is also interested, but says he'll step aside if Reynolds, wants the post. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Dudley


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Republicans


REPUBLICANS are still looking for someone to make a run at Virgil Goode's soon- to- be- vacated senatorial seat.
Many speculate it will be 9th District DELEGATE Allen Dudley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Dudley has yet to make a decision, but says he's received lots of encouragement to make a push for it.
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IN Q=At this

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R- ROCKY MOUNT: AT THIS POINT I REALLY CAN'T MAKE ANY ANNOUNCEMENT. SINCE THE ELECTION AND THE RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT, I'VE HAD SEVERAL PHONE CALLS AND AGAIN THIS MORNING OF PEOPLE ENCOURAGING ME TO RUN FOR THAT SEAT. BUT I CONSIDER THAT A MAJOR DECISION AND WE'VE GOT TO GIVE SOME CAREFUL THOUGHT TO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) Rocky Mount;
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OUT Q=thought to it
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VO-NAT


Dudley was once a high school classmate of Virgil Goode.
He has served as the 9th District Delegate for nearly three years.
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Central-Races


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Election96


Campbell County business owners are celebrating the passage of a mixed- drinks referendum for their area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;


Voters there passed the measure by a 5 to 1 margin yesterday.
The new law will allow restaurants to serve mixed alcoholic drinks in addition to wine and beer.
Supporters say they were tired of losing business to restaurants in neighboring Lynchburg.
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SOT 18:53:03
IN Q=People tell me

((JEANN STANLEY/RESTAURANT OWNER: PEOPLE TELL ME ALL THE TIME, `WELL, JEANNE WE HEAD ON INTO LYNCHBURG BECAUSE SO AND SO LIKE A DRINK BEFORE A MEAL'. AND IT MIGHT BE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THAT PARTY OF FOUR THAT WANTS THE DRINK, THE REST OF THEM WOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE WINE OR THE BEER.))
SUPER=01-Jeanne Stanley/Restaurant Owner; :00
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OUT Q=wine or the beer.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile in Bedford County, college administrator Robert Bashore
(BAY-shore) won a tight race for the District Four supervisor's seat.


Bashore edged out businessman John White by about 130 votes in the special election to replace Wayne Newcomb.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street the Dow finished above the 61 hundred mark for the first time--a jump of 96 points to close at 61 hundred 77.
NASDAQ was up 16 points.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


After a brief pause, the bidding war between two Virginia railroads for Conrail has gone from better to worse.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff says executives from Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are now engaging in their own form of hand- to- hand combat.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Keith it all began last month when Conrail and C-S-X stunned Norfolk Southern with their merger announcement.
Then Norfolk Southern came back with a much more lucrative bid for Conrail.
Now this.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


C-S-X and Conrail have amended their merger agreement so Conrail stockholders will get more money for their shares.
It still doesn't exceed the offer from Norfolk Southern, one of the largest employers in our area.
But the complex nature of the merger agreement could make it tough for N-S.
The new deal says Conrail directors must support the the C-S-X merger through next JULY.
It also restricts C-S-X and Conrail from discussing deals with other railroads.
But even with all this, the deal will still come down to a vote by Conrail shareholders next month.
One analyst says he has spoken with 10 people who each own more than 50,000 shares of Conrail...and all of them favor the N-S offer.
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


Keith in a release late this afternoon N-S says the amended agreement between C-S-X and Conrail comes as no surprise.
N-S adds it will take all the steps necessary to ensure that Conrail shareholders are offered a fair deal.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom
(Keith question: THIS MERGER AGREEMENT SOUNDS PRETTY RESTRICTIVE? ARE THERE

ANY OTHER WAYS N-S CAN CHALLENGE IT?)

S-tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
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GRAPHIC=Virginia tech
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


As Tracy Altizer told us at the top of the newscast tonight, eight current and one former Virginia Tech football players were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury.
Seven are charged with misdemeanors and two with felonies.
The biggest name involved is that of All American Lineman Cornell Brown.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach;:29
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; 1:08
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S-Eagles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Big East
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


In other Big East Football news, Boston College held a news conference today to address the findings from an investigation into gambling by Eagle players, as result of the findings,
13 players were suspended today.
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((THOMAS RILEY/MIDDLESEX DISTRICT ATTORNEY:))
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S-Byrd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA football
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


The University of Virginia has also imposed a suspension on one of it's football players.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


UVa wide receiver derrick Byrd has been suspended by head coach George Welsh for Virginia's next two games for a violation of team rules.
The junior will not be in uniform for the Clemson game this saturday or or the North Carolina contest November 16th.
Byrd has played in all 8 Virginia Games this season.
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S-Harrick


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=NCAA basketball
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Violations have also found a way on to the college basketball court. Today, UCLA coach Jim Harrick was fired after the NCAA ruled he had violated policy regarding ethical conduct last month during a recruiting dinner.
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((CHARLES YOUNG/UCLA CHANCELLOR:))
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