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ANCHOR=Keith

News 7 at SIX tonight begins with a tale of three Universities.
Liberty makes a million dollar interest payment.
Virginia Tech's rector and faculty endorse the administration's handling of indicted football players.
Radford's President gets good marks from the consultants.
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VO-NAT


And part-one of "Prisons Under Pressure." Is the lid about to come off? One prison chaplain says it already has.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, can the Cavs bounce back and keep the Heels on the ground? Steve Mason has that story from Charlottesville plus, an arrest in the NBA, a title for Terry--
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And the return of the Mod Squad at the Martinsville Speedway for the track's 50th anniversary celebration.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


No gentle slide into winter this year. Near record cold on the way tonight.

Liberty-Bonds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Liberty University


Threatened with foreclosure on its Lynchburg campus, Liberty University today reluctantly made more than a million dollars worth of interest payments to its creditors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The problems arose from a bond issue the school made in the 1980's.
Liberty still owes investors about fifteen million dollars, but had offered to make a lump sum payment of half that amount.
The school says it stopped paying interest on the bonds while it waited to see if that offer would be accepted.
But the committee controlling the account reportedly never told bondholders about the offer.
Instead, the committee threatened to foreclose on the school's property unless those interest payments were made.
Liberty says it paid the money today to avoid putting the school and its students in danger.
But that payment has nixed a bank loan that would have financed the buyout offer.
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Tech-Visitors


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The Rector of Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors says he supports the way the University has handled the indictment of 9 football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


The matter was not discussed in open session today.
When board members went into executive session, they were briefed by President Torgersen.
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SOT 04:20:23
IN Q=the board fully

((HENRY DEKKER/RECTOR/;THE BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS DR. TORGERSEN, IN THE ACTIONS HE'S TAKEN AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND THE FOOTBALL COACH AND WE THING THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKE.))
SUPER=01-Henry Dekker/Rector;
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OUT Q=will be taken
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Virginia Tech


The head of the faculty senate also expressed support for the way the University handled the situation, saying "whatever it takes, this cannot go on."

Radford-President


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Douglas Covington


Radford University President Douglas Covington says the consultants hired by the university's board of visitors have given him a positive evaluation of his first year in office.
A board of Visitors Meeting with its findings just broke up.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/StarLink


Tracy Altizer is on campus and joins us live now.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/StarLink
(Q&A:Does this bode well for Covington's future at Radford?)



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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--Ellen Qualls with the start of a series of reports "Prisons Under Pressure."
She'll examine the conflicts that come with Virginia's rapidly- growing inmate population.
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and Veterans Day: we'll take a moment to honor the men and women who served their country in uniform.
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Carjacking


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


A Blue Ridge man says he was carjacked as he drove through northwest Roanoke this morning.
According to police, 48- year- old John Alexander Carter stopped for a group of men on Center Avenue.
When he did, Carter says a man wearing a white stocking cap opened the passenger door, displayed a semi- automatic handgun, and demanded money.
Finding NO money, the suspect reportedly fired shots through the driver's side window.
Carter then jumped out and called police.
They're still on the lookout tonight for Carter's 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Auto-Thefts


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Meanwhile the number of thefts FROM automobiles in Lynchburg has skyrocketed this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Authorities say thieves have stolen nearly 200- thousand dollars worth of goods from cars since January first.
They're urging the public to be more careful, especially during the holiday shopping season.
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SOT 13:35:12//13:39:21
IN Q=This has been

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE CITY THAT HAS NOT BEEN ISOLATED TO ANY PARTICULAR AREA. IT'S BEEN HAPPENING ALL OVER THE CITY, BUT IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING MORE OFTEN IN THE SHOPPING AREAS.)) ((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT REALLY IS VERY TEMPTING, BECAUSE THESE ARE CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO RIDE AROUND, THEY SEE SOMETHING GOOD IN YOUR CAR AND IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO BREAK IN.))
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SUPER=01-Chief Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :13
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=to break in.
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VO-NAT


Police are hoping a new reward program will help curb the number of car break- ins.
Anyone with information about an automobile crime is urged to call 804-847- 1777.
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Prisons-1


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Prisons Under Pressure


Virginians elected a Governor in 1993 who promised to lock up violent criminals and throw away the key.
Safer streets may be the result for the voters.
But for 11-thousand Virginians who work for the Department of Corrections -- and the more than 25-thousand prisoners they oversee- -this is a scary time to be on the wrong side of the razor-wire fence.
SS=Fullscreen Prisons Under Pressure


Ellen Qualls has the first in a four- part series: "Prisons Under Pressure."
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IN Q=We want to
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SUPER=01-Russ Ford/Prison Chaplain; :09
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; :52
SUPER=01-Laura Rinier/Va. CURE; 1:19
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( We want to show you what's going on behind the perimeters of Virginia's prisons... but for 18 months, cameras and microphones have been banned.
sot 10:06:15

((RUSS FORD: THE FEELING WE HAVE AROUND THE STATE IS THAT THE LID'S GONNA BLOW OFF. AND THE MEDIA WHO ARE KEPT OUT OF IT WON'T EVEN KNOW. AND THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THE LID HAS BLOWN. THAT IT'S ALREADY OCCURRED. AND ALL WE'RE SEEING NOW IS DAMAGE CONTROL.))
runs=:15


Russ Ford's been ministering to Virginia inmates AND victims for two decades.
sot 09:58:38

((RUSS FORD: RON ANGELONE IS THE BUSIEST DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS THAT WE'VE EVER HAD. THERE IS NOTHING TO COMPARE IT TO. AND HE'S LEFT WITH THE FEWEST RESOURCES.))
runs=:10


Over 36 months, Virginia's prison population has increased 48 percent, from 17-thousand-and-19 to 25-thousand-242 inmates.
Local jails are finally clear of state inmates.
sot t2 11:14:00

((RON ANGELONE: YOU GOTTA REMEMBER. THIS IS THE FIRST ADMINISTRATION THAT SAID LET'S GET THE 10- THOUSAND INMATES OUT OF THE JAILS AND LET'S GET THEM INTO THE PRISON SYSTEM, AND LET'S TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT. WELL, PROBLEMS COME WITH THAT.))
runs=:13


Currently, over 27- hundred inmates, or about 11 percent, are NOT eligible for parole.
A long sentence with NO parole means nothing to lose.
Laura Rinier's with Virginia Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants.
sot tape 2 10:42:26

((LAURA RINIER: THAT WAS ONE OF OUR ARGUMENTS DURING THE PAROLE ABOLITION DEBATE. YOU KNOW, THE HOPE, THE DANGLING CARROT OF PAROLE WAS OFTEN-TIMES A TREMENDOUS INCENTIVE TO THE INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED TO MAINTAIN THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOR.))
runs=:18


Ron Angelone points to facts his department supplied:
The rate of assault on inmates is down, from 5.7 per 1,000 inmates in 1993 to 3.6 per 1,000 in 1996.
The rate of assault on staff is down too, from 4.7 in 1993 to 3.7 in 1996.
Tomorrow, presiding over a prison boom requires tough new rules.
But are some of them making matters worse?
That's part two of Prisons Under Pressure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


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


The stock market set more records today.
The Dow gained 36 points, NASDAQ was up five-points, both records.
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Dudley


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Republicans


State republicans are hoping to make history.
The party has never held a majority in the Virginia senate...
SS=Virgil Goode

but with Virgil Goode moving on to Washington, the opportunity may have arrived.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The hopes of the G-O-P rest with Delegate Allen Dudley, who announced his candidacy for Goode's vacated seat this morning.
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SOT 9:54:45
IN Q=I have

((ALLEN DUDLEY/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE. I'VE WORKED WITH VIRGIL GOODE FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR THE LAST THIRTY- SOME YEARS. OUR POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IS ALMOST IDENTICAL AND I FELT THAT WE NEEDED TO CONTINUE THAT TYPE OF LEADERSHIP FOR THIS DISTRICT. ))
SUPER=01-Allen Dudley/State Senate Candidate;
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OUT Q=this district
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VO-NAT


Dudley says he's running for the senate seat for a variety of reasons... but that the potential senate Republican majority is not one of them.
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ANCHOR=keith
SS=Allen Dudley


He says his priorities include promoting economic development and supporting schools and education in the 20th senate district.

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT


Democratic Delegate Roscoe Reynolds is expected to announce his bid for the Senate seat on Wednesday.
And today, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer said he will do what he can to help Reynolds' campaign.
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SOT
IN Q=With Virgil Goode's ascension

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WITH VIRGIL GOODE'S ASCENSION TO CONGRESS, WE'RE GOING TO BE FIGHTING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP THAT 20 - 20 BALANCE IN THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ROSCOE REYNOLDS IS A PROSECUTOR, A DUKE GRADUATE, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL, A VERY BRIGHT GUY AND WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WILL REPRESENT THE FRANKLIN, MARTINSVILLE, HENRY AND PATRICK COUNTY AREA IN THE SENATE.))
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RUNS=:23
OUT Q=in the senate.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Don Beyer


With control of the Senate at stake, Beyer predicts that both parties will pour enormous resources into a three or four week race.

Vets-Day


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Veterans Day


A day of remembrance and celebration for the nation's veterans also provided a call to arms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today at William Fleming High School, World War II combat veteran Clyde Easter said a new generation of leaders must not forget the sacrifices that men and women have made for their country.
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SOT
IN Q=And I just hope that

((CLYDE EASTER/COMBAT VETERAN: AND I JUST HOPE THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THE TREMENDOUS COST THAT IT HAS BEEN FOR OUR FREEDOM THAT WE ENJOY TODAY.))
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RUNS=:07
OUT Q=that we enjoy today.
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VO-NAT


And at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer said the nation must stand by its commitment to quality health care for veterans.
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SOT
IN Q=As congress

((AS CONGRESS FIGHTS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT EVEN LEANER, PRESIDENT CLINTON YESTERDAY SAID HE'S GOING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET IN THIS TERM, LET US ALL RESOLVE THAT THERE BE NO RETREAT ON OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH CARE FOR VETERANS.))
SUPER=@Beyer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=health care for veterans.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Veterans Day


Beyer says the state and nation must also do more to promote full employment for former servicemen and women.

SCLC-Protest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=None


Veterans Day also brought a protest in front of the Salem V- A Medical Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and some employees of the center picketed near the front gate for several hours.
In an on- going dispute, the group has claimed that employees have not been treated equally with promotions, discipline, and grievance procedures.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Medical Center Director John Presley has met with the group.
Presley says he believes in affirmative action and practices it, and says unhappy employees have recourse through grievance procedures, and equal opportunity officers.
Presley says he's digusted the group decided to picket the hospital.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the national League Cy Young award winner is being announced at this hour, the Mod Squad is coming back to Martinsville,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville as North Carolina gets ready to kick up its Heels this Saturday afternoon.
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S-Cy


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=Braves


The Baseball Writers of America have just named Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz the National League Cy Young Award winner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;


That's not a big surprise. Smoltz finished the season with a 24-and-8 record and a 2-point-94 E-R-A.
He also led the major in wins and strikeouts.
It was the fifth time in six years that a Braves pitcher has won the honor.
Florida's Kevin Brown received two first place votes and finished second.
Cardinal pitcher Andy Benes finished third.
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S-Virginia


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


The 25th ranked Virginia Cavaliers are feeling blue this week, not because of the Clemson loss, but because the Tarheels and their sea of Carolina Blue are coming to town this weekend.
And Steve Mason says the Cavs are ready for the challenge of stopping the 6th ranked Tarheels.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE
And Virginia Tech has a huge game on tap this weekend as the Hokies travel to the Orange Bowl in Miami to battle the Hurricanes.
And your hometown station has a front row seat for you Saturday at 3:30. You can catch all of the action right here on WDBJ.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=tech hoops


Also, tonight at seven at Cassell Coliseum the Tech men's basketball team plays an exhibition against Yugoslavia a team with four players at 6-10 or better.
Ace Custis should play tonight. Tickets are five dollars.

S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-4
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


Those of you making plans for watching the Redskins play in the playoffs, better hold tight for a few weeks.
Not only are the Skins fighting their lives in the NFC East with Dallas now back in the game,
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night; :00


The the wildcard chase is also going to be very interesting.
The Panthers stayed unbeaten at home with a 27-to-17 win over the Giants last night to improve to 6 and 4 on the season.
And they are very much in the thick of things.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=skins


By the way the Skins now have to play the Eagles, 49ers and Cowboys in a 12 day period.

S-Howard


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, and today it suffered its first black eye of the golden anniversary year
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA;:00


as Washington Bullets star Juwan Howard, was arrested early this morning around 3:45 for speeding in downtown DCTERMS.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Howard was also charged with drunk driving. Police say he was in this Club near the 22 hundred block of L street before getting in his car.
He has a December 6th court date.
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S-Labonte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-34
GRAPHIC=TERRY LABONTE


The Labonte Family won the battle and the war yesterday in Atlanta on the final weekend of the Winston Cup season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/Yesterday;:00

Terry Labonte in the Kellogg's Chevy finished fifth to win the season long points championship, while brother Bobby won the race in the Interstate Batteries Chevy.
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IN Q="12 years ago...

((TERRY LABONTE/1996 WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/1996 Winston Cup Points Champ;;0
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OUT Q=...FOR THE RACE."
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S-Modified


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE

The Martinsville Speedway celebrates its 50th anniversary next season, and as part of the celebration the track is bringing back an oldie but a goodie.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/1992; :00


The open wheeled Modified cars that were a fixture at the Speedway until 1992 when they ran their final event at the half mile oval will return on April 19th in the Goody's 200.
The Modifieds have run 103 races at the track, that more than any other division including Winston Cup.
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