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ANCHOR=Keith

Topping News-7 at Six tonight:
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A woman who worked at the Lynchburg News and Daily Advance is found shot to death in a burned out vehicle- -along with a man she'd dated.
Details of the murder-suicide coming up.
And a small plane allegedly involved in interstate gun-running is grounded in Halifax County.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, the American league Cy Young award winner will be announced in the next few minutes, The Express returns home tonight with Dubkov, Roy Stanley checks in on the Hokies as they prepares for Miami,
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And Patrick Henry football coach Ed Scott is expected to turn in his resignation tomorrow morning after seven seasons as the Patriots head coach.
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No warm up here. The cold air will set more records tonight. Might even see more snow showers late Wednesday.

Car-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=None


Two people are dead, the result of a bizarre murder- suicide in Lynchburg this morning.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our central Virginia bureau... Steve, have police been able to fill in the blanks in their investigation?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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For the most part, they have... the victims have been identified and an apparent suicide note left at the scene may provide the motive.
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(( It started with the report of a car fire in the rear parking lot of the Lynchburg News and Advance building.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze and made a grisly discovery... two charred bodies in the back seat of the Chevy van.
The victims were 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Alan Oxford.
Police say Oxford was waiting for Gilliam when she showed up for work this morning.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: BOTH THE INDIVIDUALS KNEW EACH OTHER, HAD DATED IN THE PAST AND APPEARS THAT THEY HAD A SOMEWHAT OF A FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP.))
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But a note found in a cooler outside the burning van indicated otherwise.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WITHOUT GOING INTO THE EXACT DETAILS OF WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THE NOTE, OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT MR. OXFORD, WHO APPARENTLY LEFT THE NOTE, SEEMS TO BLAME MISS GILLIAM FOR A MEDICAL PROBLEM THAT HE MAY HAVE THOUGHT HE HAD.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Police also recovered a gun from inside the car, and say it HAD been fired, but would not reveal how many times.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


The bodies have been sent to the medical examiner in Roanoke, where autopsies will be performed tomorrow morning.
Authorities expect to learn then whether one or both victims died of gunshot wounds before the fire was set. Keith?


Beasley


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


Salem sex-offender James Gerald Beasley got out of prison today.
It's been six years since his arrest shocked his co-workers at G-E in Salem and the community at large.
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Having served HALF of a 12-year sentence for abduction and malicious wounding, Beasley's headed home.
Though his wife, Arlene, divorced him only last year, the 55-year old electrical engineer told the Roanoke Valley probation office he intends to live with her in their home on Niblick Drive in Salem.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King expressed dismay this evening that the parole board had failed to let him know Beasley was getting out.
He and Salem police were unaware Beasley was being released today. State law leaves it up to the OFFENDER to check in with local authorities. Beasley has 30 days to do that.

Gun-Plane


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=None


Investigators trying to crack an alleged gun smuggling ring took an unexpected detour into Halifax County.
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The pilot of a small plane was arrested yesterday, minutes after landing at the Tuck Airport, near South Boston.
Sources say the pilot is believed to be part of a RING smuggling guns from North Carolina to New York.
Members of a Joint Firearms Task Force had been tracking the plane since it left Greensboro.
Authorities do not know why the pilot decided to land in Halifax County-- he was apparently supposed to fly to New Jersey.
Whatever the reason, the arrest created quite a stir at the airport.
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((BEN CLARK/TUCK AIRPORT EMPLOYEE:IT DIDN'T SCARE ME BUT I WAS EXCITED BECAUSE I HAVEN'T EVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. ))
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When authorities searched the plane late this evening they found 12- high powered weapons.
Sources say guns like the ones found sell for about a thousand dollars each on the streets of New York.
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Burley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=James Burley


A jury has begun hearing the murder trial of James Henry Burley in Amherst County.
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Burley is accused of murdering Robin Jeanette Burge last November, and dumping her body in the woods near his Madison Height home.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks says Burley killed Burge after she refused to have sex with him in exchange for drugs.
He'll also stand trial next month for the murder of Jacqueline Dorsey Carter who authorities say died under similar circumstances.
A six-man, seven-woman jury is hearing the case.
The trial's expected to last at least two days.
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Job-Corps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The driver of a Job Corps van that crashed last summer, killing one student, was cleared of criminal charges today in Amherst County.
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The wreck occurred on the Fourth of July on this winding stretch of Route 635 near Pedlar Mills.
20- year- old Linel K. Miller died in the crash...twelve other Job Corps students were injured.
A state police expert testified the driver, 35- year- old Harry Johnson, had been going 66 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.
But after a three- hour hearing, Judge Joseph Serkes found Johnson "not" guilty of reckless driving.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--State police have new information to share on the search for the Route 29 stalker.
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and we're all bracing for icy winter driving conditions---but in Amherst

County they're turning up the heat on the highway. We'll explain.
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Reynolds


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


State Police say the death of motorist Alicia Reynolds began as a sexual assault.
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Reynolds was the 25- year- old Baltimore woman who disappeared in March as she drove along U-S 29 near Culpeper.
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Investigators profiled the suspect at a news conference today, and they predicted he will kill again if he isn't apprehended soon.
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((01-LARRY MCCANN/VA. STATE POLICE: WE BELIEVE THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE EMPLOYED IN A BLUE- COLLAR, LABOR TYPE JOB. GENERALLY HE WILL BE KNOWN TO THOSE AROUND HIM AS RESERVED, QUIETLY HELPFUL TO OTHERS AND DEPENDABLE. HE'S GUARDED ABOUT WHAT HE RELEASES TO OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE. HE'S BASICALLY QUIET ABOUT WHAT HE DOES IN PRIVATE.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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State Police believe the suspect used the name Larry Breeden in conversations with other women, but authorities do not believe that is the killer's real name.

Prisons-2


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


Battening down the hatches in Virginia's overcrowded, stressed- out prisons has included handing out some tough, new rules.
Virginia prisons are cramming the convicts in ... and SOME say: grinding them down, at the same time. Take Fullscreen Graphic Prisons Under Pressure
Ellen Qualls has part two of "Prisons Under Pressure."
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(( There's a fine line between controlling a dangerous population, and pushing Virginia's most violent citizens to the breaking point.
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((RON ANGELONE: FACT IS THESE PEOPLE ARE IN PRISON.))
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And corrections director Ron Angelone can't stress enough the importance of maintaining the upper hand.
Education and counseling?
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((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: THERE'S NOT A SMORGASBORD OF PROGRAMS. I DON'T THINK PRISON SHOULD BE A PLACE WHERE EVERY VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM, EVERY ACADEMIC PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO AN INMATE.))
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Inmates who need medical attention are now being charged.
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((RON ANGELONE: TOO MANY PEOPLE WERE GOING TO SICK CALL JUST TO GO. PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WORK EVERYDAY AND HAVE A HEALTH PLAN WHEN THEY GO BECAUSE THEY'RE SICK, THEY HAVE TO PAY A CO-PAYMENT. 12INMATES ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THAT. THEY'RE NEVER STOPPED FROM SEEING A NURSE OR A DOCTOR DUE TO NOT HAVING ANY MONEY.))
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Visitation?
Angelone's says family bonding is important, but--
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((RON ANGELONE: IT AMAZES ME THAT IN PRISON, PEOPLE WANT THEIR FAMILIES TO SPEND EVERY SATURDAY, EVERY SUNDAY, EIGHT HOURS A DAY, LOCKED INSIDE A VISITATION ROOM INSIDE THE PRISON. AND IF THEY DON'T GET THAT THEIR WHOLE FAMILY IS BEING DESTROYED.))
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Some family members we spoke to on the condition of anonymity say they're lucky to get two hours on visiting days, and now they're being told there's a monthly limit.
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((LAURA RINIER/INMATE ADVOCATE: OFTEN, THERE'S CRISIS SITUATIONS GOING ON WITHIN THE FAMILIES OUT THERE. THAT NUMBER ONE, THE PRISONER FEELS TOTALLY FRUSTRATED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO BE THERE TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP.))
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Then there's the new phone policies.
Inmates can call home collect, with a three-dollar surcharge, a 15 minute limit, a recorded message interrupting periodically -- AND the calls are all being taped.
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((LAURA RINIER: THEY'RE ALL JUST MECHANISMS THAT ARE GOING TO PROMOTE FRUSTRATION. WHICH, OF COURSE, OFTEN LEADS TO BAD SITUATIONS.))
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The Department just re-negotiated the phone contract for a multi-million dollar profit to the state general fund.
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((RON ANGELONE: THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAVE TO GO INTO OUR PHONE SYSTEM SO THAT AN INDIVIDUAL DOESN'T CALL SOMEONE THAT THEY'VE JUST RAPED, A VICTIM, AND TRY TO HARASS THEM. AND THOSE COSTS COME WITH THE TERRITORY OF HAVING THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO USE THE PHONE IN PRISON.))
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The department trumpets that its per inmate cost has actually dropped over the past three years.
Critics say the budget cutting shows.
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New rules may be a bummer for the cons -- but what if they push some over the edge?
Tomorrow, if Virginia prisons riot, Ron Angelone says he's ready.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Stocks


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


Yet another record for the Dow today--a ten point gain to close at 62 hundred 66.
NASDAQ dropped six points.
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Best-Mailing


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


The owner of Best Mailing Services says his company delivers on its promises.
So he can't understand why some Roanoke retirees received late pension checks last week.
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The local company sorts and processes all of the city government mail before taking it to the post office.
Complaints surfaced when more than 200 former workers failed to get their checks on time.
Jim (luh-PRAD) Laprade, who owns Best Mailing Services, admits that a very SMALL percentage of the letters were sent out a day late because of a barcode procedure.
But he says other than that, his company did the job right.
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((JIM LAPRADE/BEST MAILING SERVICES: WE DID NOT CAUSE THESE THINGS TO BE LATE. IF WE HAD PUT ALL OF THEM IN ON THE 31ST, THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THEM ON THE 1ST. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Laprade said in no way is the city to blame... but he also refused to make the post office the scapegoat.

Heated-Bridge


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=None


VDOT officials think motorists will really warm up to a new bridge.
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SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


The reason-- it's heated.
The bridge is located on U- S Route 60 just west of Amherst.
And here's how it works.
Sensors determine the temperature and precipitation levels on the bridge.
Once those factors reach a certain level, heat pipes underneath the structure automatically turn on... melting any snow or ice.
If it's successful, other similar bridges may be on the way.
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((DAVID GEHR/VDOT COMMISSIONER: WE'LL BE MONITORING THE IMPACT OF THIS PARTICULAR INSTALLATION. AND IF IT WORKS OUT THAN WE'LL LOOK AT OTHER BRIDGES AROUND THE STATE-- PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT HAVE A TENDANCY TO ICE OVER OR MAYBE IN REMOTE AREAS TO TRY ANOTHER INSTALLATION. ))
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There are only 7 other heated bridges in the entire country.
Officials estimate the cost at 664- thousand dollars.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming up tonight in sports, the American League Cy Young award winner is revealed this evening, Ilya Dubkov is back in the house with the Roanoke Express.
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And the Hokies hope to raise a little cane this weekend in Miami when they invade the Orange Bowl for a Big East War.
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S-Scott


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
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One of Friday Football Extra's top coaches is on the verge of giving up his job in the Roanoke Valley District.
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Patrick Henry's Ed Scott, who has been at the school since 1990, plans to submit his letter of resignation tomorrow morning.
Scott, who is a Staunton native led the Patriots to two playoff berths and a share of the RVD championship last season.
His teams finished 500 or better each of the past five years, but this season along with some mild health concerns took their toll on Scott, as PH lost its final three games and missed making the playoffs.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Scott replaced Dennis Vaught in March of 1990. Before that he won a state championship while coaching at Park View Sterling.
Reached at home this afternoon he said he prefers not to elaborate on his future plans until tomorrow.

S-American


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=MLB


Tonight the Baseball Writers named Pat Hentgen of the Toronto Blue Jays the American League Cy Young award winner.
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Hentgen went 20-and-8 this season with a 3.22 E-R-A.
He also led the league in innings pitched and complete games.
He edged out New York Yankees ace Andy Pettitte by a mere six points.
Hentgen received 16 of 28 fist place votes to Pettitte's 11.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Renegades


The Express returns to the Round House tonight at 7 to face Richmond in the first of 4 home games over the next 8 days.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00


Ilya Dubkov; the franchise's leading scorer practiced this morning. He brings more skill to the offense. The Express lost its last three games on the road and hopefully Dubkov and the team can gel to provide a spark.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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The 5-8 and 1 Express beat East Division leading Richmond on the road in the two teams' only other meeting this season.
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((MATT O'DETTE/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


It was media day in Blacksburg and the Hokies were talking about winning the remainder of their games and making another trip to a big bowl game.
That run will begin this weekend when the Hokies visit Miami at the Orange Bowl.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((Last year the Hokies lost their first two games of the season but rebounded in game three with a 13 to 7 win over the Hurricanes that turned the hokies program around.)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((There are several similarities from last years game to this years at the Orange Bowl.
Antonio Banks was on crutches last year and he's not expected to play Saturday.
True Freshman Lauren Johnson replaced Banks and he came up with the key play of the game knocking this pass down in the end Zone.
Freshman Anthony Midget replaced banks in the second quarter of the East Carolina game and he will get his first start in his home state against the Hurricanes.)) ((LOREN JOHNSON/VIRGINIA TECH DEFENSIVE BACK: )) ((But no one play will be big enough to stop the Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl and the Hokies will need the same type of effort that led to the win over East Carolina.)) ((BEAMER: )) ((TORRIAN GRAY/VIRGINIA TECH SAFETY: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Promo


Southside Virginia wants to be known as the Commonwealth's official racing region.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


And Jean Jadhon says Martinsville and Henry County officials are putting their efforts in high gear.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


High gear is right Keith-- Both localities are asking the General Assembly
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to recognize the area as a racing region. They believe the designation would put Southside on the fast track for tourism dollars and economic development.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We invite you to 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