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ANCHOR=Keith

Tech officials are criticized for "illegal procedure," rushing and holding at the same time -as they try to deal with the indictment of nine Hokie football players.
Coming up on NEWS-7, we'll hear some comments from the sidelines.
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And see an unusual Labrador in need of a home.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, The American League manager of the year honors handed out, the ODAC and A-10 hold their preseason media days for basketball.
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And the Roanoke Express loses one of its goalies to St. John's as Paul Taylor gets the call to move up to the AHL'S Flames.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Big weather changes in store over the next 24 hours. Our warm spell is out the door as a major cold front arrives. Details coming up.

Tech-Brawl


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


The backlash over yesterday's indictments and suspensions of eight Virginia Tech football players has university officials between a rock and hard place.
As Tracy Altizer reports, they're taking heat for both action AND inaction.
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IN Q=After a Montgomery County
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Lawyer; :16
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Univ. Relations Director; :40
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:15
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( After a Montgomery County grand jury indicted eight Hokies and one former player, head coach Frank Beamer announced suspensions against those involved.
The lawyer representing two of those players, Angelo Harrison and Brad Baylor, says Tech officials acted too hastily.
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SOT 21:21:27

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE LAWYER: I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH PENALIZING SOMEONE OR PUNISHING SOMEONE OR TAKING PUNITIVE ACTION AGAINST HIM PRIOR TO A FINDING OF GUILT. ))
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Others have criticized Tech for not punishing the players sooner for a fight that injured two track team members last August.
Beamer and athletic director Dave Braine did talk to some of those allegedly involved, but decided police were in a better position to fully investigate.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIV. RELATIONS DIRECTOR: THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED AS MANY AS 23 PEOPLE, THAT'S WHEN HE DETERMINED IT WAS VERY COMPLICATED. WE THINK THAT A POLICE INVESTIGATION, A COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY RECOMMENDATION AND GRAND JURY INDICTMENT IS ENOUGH INFORMATION THAT WE NEED THAT SOMETHING MAY HAVE TAKEN PLACE. ))
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Meanwhile Long, and some of the other defense lawyers claim taking the assault charges directly to a grand jury, instead of allowing them a hearing in general district court like most misdemeanors, shows a bias against the players.
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SOT 21:15:30

((HERETOFORE I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT OUR COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TREATED PEOPLE FAIRLY, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S HAPPENED IN THIS CASE. ))
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Prosecutor Phil Keith says after a nine-week investigation involving about 100 interviews, letting a panel of citizens decide on charges seemed the fairest way to go. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Bow-Arrow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


An arrow from a compound bow narrowly missed a Roanoke police officer last night.
Officer S-M Baffuto answered a call on Westover Avenue, Southwest, around midnight last night. When he spotted the man with a bow, Baffuto shouted to his fellow patrolmen to take cover.
The 21-year old suspect let loose an arrow that stuck in the door frame where one officer had stood.
Police aren't naming the man. He allegedly said he'd consumed a bottle of Tequila, been sniffing paint thinner and shooting up turpentine.
It took three quarters of an hour, but police talked him out of the apartment, and he was taken to the hospital for mental evaluation.

Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=None


Authorities found almost NO evidence of drugs during a surprise raid at Halifax County High school today.
That was not the case at another nearby school.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


17- year old Greg Hamlett was arrested this afternoon outside "Project Hope" on Route 360.
Sheriff's officials say when they pulled into the parking lot the teenager tried to run.
He was caught and searched by officers who found several pieces of aluminum foil in his pocket, which they say held a substance that looked like crack.
Hamlett is charged with possession of an imitation drug with intent to distribute.
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12:21:51
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IN Q=Up here

((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:UP HERE, I'M NOT SURPRISED TO FIND IT, WE'VE NEVER SEARCHED UP HERE SO THEY WERE COMPLETELY CAUGHT OFF GUARD, THE TEACHERS, THE DIRECTOR WAS EVEN CAUGHT OFF GUARD. BUT THEY TOLD US TO PLEASE COME BACK, THEY'D BE HAPPY TO SEE US, ANYTIME. ))
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OUT Q=us anytime.
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The search at Halifax County High school took place before the raid at Project Hope.
At the high school, nearly 2- thousand students were searched as well as lockers and classrooms.
A pocket knife and a "roach" ...part of a marijuana cigarette ...were the only items found.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court


The U-S Supreme Court has rejected Joseph Payne's death row appeal... by a vote of 7 to 2.
Now the Virginia Beach killer's fate rests in the hands of Governor George Allen.
Allen's never halted an execution.
If he doesn't intervene tonight, Payne will die by injection at nine.
Payne was already serving a murder sentence, but the death sentence is for a 19-86 conviction of setting another inmate on fire.
Attorneys for Payne say the prosecution's chief witness is the real killer.
Four members of the jury that convicted Payne have since called for clemency.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- the screenwriter for last year's Oscar-winning "Braveheart" hails from the Hill City. He has returned home this week, as the conquering hero.
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Also, found abandoned in Roanoke, this dog is recovering from surgery and the loss of one of her legs--now she's looking for a home.
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Explore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Explore Park Logo


Virginia's Explore Park is looking for a new leader.
Rupert Cutler says he's leaving the living history museum to work with another local organization.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on today's announcement.
Live=Joe Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, Cutler's decision follows closely on the heels of Chet Simmons resignation. He served as general manager for just over a year.
Cutler and Explore officials say there is no connection between the two departures, and they say no one is forcing Rupert Cutler to leave.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :21
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IN Q=Six years at the head

((SIX YEARS AT THE HEAD OF EXPLORE PARK SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME FRANKLY. IT'S BEEN A GREAT RIDE, BUT IT'S BEEN A KIND OF A ROCKY RIDE. AND I TURNED 63 A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND ADMINISTERING EXPLORE PARK IS LET'S SAY A JOB FOR A YOUNGER MAN I'M CONVINCED.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Director;
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OUT Q=younger man I'm convinced.


Rupert Cutler joined the Explore staff in early 1991, and he became executive director following the departure of Bern Ewert.
As Explore prepares for the opening of a spur from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cutler says the time is right for a new manager with different expertise.
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IN Q=Explore needs

((RUPERT CUTLER: EXPLORE NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR TO RUN A RESTAURANT, A HOTEL, A FLEET OF MINI-BUSSES, A FLEET OF HORSE DRAWN WAGONS, A WELCOME CENTER, AND LARGE DIVERSE STAFF. IT'S A CHALLENGING JOB, SO GOOD LUCK SUCCESSOR.))
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OUT Q=so good luck successor.))
Live=Joe Full/Newsroom


Cutler is going to work for a new non- profit group, the Western Virginia Land Trust.
The group is working to protect scenic views, greenways, historic sites and undeveloped land.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


Keith, Cutler says he will remain on the job at Explore, until officials there can conduct a national search and name his successor.

Alma-Walker


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Carilion


Last week nurses from Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals put their complaints out in the open, about how a systemwide reorganization has stretched them too thin.
They may join a union.
A Roanoke woman suffering from chronic heart disease is backing up the nurses' claims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Last Week/Roanoke;


Alma Walker has been in and out of hospitals owned by the Carilion Health System for close to 10 years.
She says over the past year she's noticed a decline in the quality of how patients are treated in their hospital rooms.
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SOT 11:08:23
IN Q=The nurses

((ALMA WALKER: THE NURSES ARE OVERWHELMED WITH MORE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAN THEY CAN TASK RIGHT NOW.))
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OUT Q=right now.
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Walker's complaints center around things like lack of bathing, and prompt removal of bedpans.
Carilion says most of its patients are pleased with their care.
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SOT 05:02:58
IN Q=We monitor

((SHIRLEY HOLLAND/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE MONITOR PATIENT SATISFACTION RATINGS ON AN ONGOING BASIS. WE GET CONTINUALLY HIGH RATINGS. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THERE AREN'T TIMES THAT WE DON 'T GET EVERYTHING RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Shirley Holland/Carilion Health System;
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OUT Q=everything right.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Carilion


Carilion adds that it's important to put this one patient complaint in perspective.

Stocks


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


Another milepost on Wall Street: the Dow closed above 62-hundred for the first time day, climbing 28 points to 62- hundred- six.
NASDAQ gained eight and a half points.
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Regional-Jail


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-82
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


The Alleghany Board of Supervisors is giving Clifton Forge two weeks to join a regional jail agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


They're trying to speed things up because of conditions at the old jail in Covington.
The plumbing is leaking through the ceiling in places.
In the radio room, a plastic tube keeps an upstairs toilet from leaking on the radio equipment, and the deputy running it.
If the jail doesn't pass a state inspection scheduled next year, it could lose its certification.
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SOT 14:27:41
IN Q=we're housing a whole lot

((ESTON BURGE, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; WE'RE HOUSING A WHOLE LOT MORE PRISONERS THAN THE JAIL WAS ACTUALLY DESIGNED FOR AND OF COURSE CERTIFICATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WITHOUT CERTIFICATION, FUNDING BECOMES IN JEOPARDY, AND OF COURSE YOUR INSURANCE MAY TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=take a second look at you
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County supervisors say if they don't get a decision from Clifton Forge by their November 19th meeting, they'll pursue other solutions.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Regional Jail


The Clifton Forge City Manager says the council hasn't discussed the County's request yet.
He said they're trying to decide what's in the best interest of the entire community.

Commute


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We have just received this update: Governor George Allen has commuted inmate Joseph Payne's death sentence. Payne had been scheduled to die by injection tonight. We will have more on News 7 at 11.

Wallace


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


If you enjoyed the movie "Braveheart", you might be surprised to learn the man who wrote the screenplay is a native of Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Randall Wallace is also a graduate of E-C Glass High School. He was back there today to talk with students about his Hollywood successes.
Wallace says "Braveheart" was inspired by movies he used to see in the theaters along Lynchburg's Main Street.
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SOT 19:00:35
IN Q=And I remember

((RANDALL WALLACE/"BRAVEHEART" AUTHOR: AND I REMEMBER WALKING OUT OF THE THEATER AFTER SEEING MOVIES LIKE `SPARTACUS' OR `A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS' AND THINKING MY LIFE IS NEVER GOING TO BE QUITE THE SAME AGAIN BECAUSE OF THAT MOVIE THAT I JUST SAW, AND THINKING THAT'S THE KIND OF MOVIE THAT I WANT TO MAKE.))
SUPER=01-Randall Wallace/"Braveheart" Author; :00
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OUT Q=want to make.
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"Braveheart," a film about Scotsman WILIIAM Wallace, was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay.
Tomorrow has been declared "Randall Wallace Day" in Lynchburg.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the Express loses one of its top goalies, Rick Mast gets ready to rock the house at Atlanta,
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And the Atlantic 10 and Old Dominion Athletic conferences hold their preseason basketball media meetings.
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S-MLB


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Baseball's American League named not one but TWO managers of the year.
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Just moments ago, the Baseball Writers of American announced that Joe Torre of the World Champion New York Yankees and Texas Ranger skipper Johnny Oates would share the honor.
Both managers received 89 points with Oates taking 12 first place votes, two more than Torre.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD


Seattle's Lou Pinella came in third.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express is still on the road getting set for the next to last game in its gruelling six game, nine day road swing in the south.
Tomorrow night they play in Mobile, Alabama,
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :00


but they will not have the services of goalie Paul Taylor, who was brought into the express camp last week.
Taylor beat the Checkers last Friday but tonight he's flying out out of Pensacola , Florida to join the the AHL's St. John Flames.
The Flames have been unhappy with their net minding and hope Taylor can provide some help.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


Every year when the Old Dominion Athletic Conference basketball coaches get together the talk is about the league's balance from top to bottom.
And this year that talk may be true.
Roy Stanley has this report.
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((It was easy picking Roanoke college number one in the preseason poll. The Maroons are ranked in several national publications.
And Bridgewater, the team Roanoke beat in last years ODAC championship game is a strong number two.)) ((BILL LEATHERMAN/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH: )) ((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: )) ((Rounding out the top 10 are Virginia Wesleyan, Hampden-Sydney, Randolph-Macon, Emory & Henry, Lynchburg, Eastern Mennonite, Guilford and Washington and Lee.
The coaches may have been a little easy on Emory and Henry if you listen to head coach Bob Johnson.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/EMORY & HENRY HEAD COACH: )) ((But Lynchburg coach Joe Davis expects his team to be better than seventh in the league.)) ((JOE DAVIS/LYNCHBURG HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


The Atlantic 10 men's basketball conference held its preseason media day as well today in Philadelphia.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00


The coaches in the league took part in a little light hearted fun before things got underway as they competed in a three point shooting contest.
But the coaches were quick to get serious when it came to talking about the league's lack of national respect.
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((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach;:00
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OUT Q=...BE EXCITING.
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S-Mast


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=ATALANTA

The Winston Cup season begins its final weekend tomorrow in Atlanta as drivers arrive for the NAPA 500. The points race between Labonte, Gordon and Jarrett will take center stage all weekend, but for Rick Mast Sunday is his day to get his first career win.
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IN Q="When...

((RICK MAST/ATLANTA POLE WINNER IN 1994:))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Atlanta Pole Winner In 1994; :00
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OUT Q=...TRY TO DO."
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S-Fine


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


A hit on Carolina Panther Kerry Collins will cost Atlanta Defensive End Chuck Smith a huge chunk of money.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :


Today, the N-F-L fined Smith 25-thousand dollars. Collins was driving for what would have been the go-ahead score in the third quarter of Sunday's game when he was hit from behind in the left knee by Smith.
Collins had to leave the game and the Falcons won 20 to 17. Collins is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
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SPCA-Dog


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=SPCA


Her name is Tripod, and she's looking for a home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This black lab mix was picked up by Animal Control officers a few weeks ago in Northeast Roanoke.
She was born with a deformed leg which was surgically removed.
But as you can see it doesn't slow her down at all.
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SOT 15:16:45
IN Q=She's as

((JOHN PIEDMONT/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: SHE'S AS GOOD AS NEW. SHE'S BETTER. SHE'S HOPPING AROUND. SHE'S HAPPY. SHE WANTS TO GET OUT OF HERE. SHE WANTS A NEW HOME. SO SOMEONE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS BOUND TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT THIS DOG AND GIVER HERE A GOOD HOME. ))
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Tripod is being kept at the Southern Hills Animal Hospital on Franklin Road.
If you would like to adopt her... or any other dog or cat, you can call the Roanoke Valley SPCA at 344-4840.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#None


The wait is over for Garth Brooks fans.
The country music star is set to take the stage at the Roanoke Civic Center in a little under three hours,
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


for the first of two concerts. Jean Jadhon says both shows--tonight and tomorrow--are sold out.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, it's been four years since Garth Brooks performed in Roanoke.
We'll hear from the international superstar- He's meeting with reporters before his concert tonight.
Make sure you join us for all the latest news, Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen weather, and sports tonight on News 7 Prime Time.
That's at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C.
Check your cable listings for the channel in your area. And of course join us here on W-D-B-J for News 7 at 11. Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom