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TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...WHY DID TWO COMMUTER PLANES COLLIDE ON THE RUNWAY IN ILLINOIS? THAT QUESTION IS STILL UNANSWERED.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN FAILS TO CONVINCE THE COURT OF APPEALS IT NEEDS AN INJUNCTION TO BLOCK A CONRAIL- CSX MERGER.
IT'S WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH- OUR TOP STORY
AFTER THREE HOURS OF DELIBERATION A JURY FINDS DENNIS STONEMAN GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-33
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


Good Evening, You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=legal scales


A Carroll County jury heard two days of testimony-- before convicting Stoneman of capital murder.
Tracy Altizer joins us from Hillsville with details.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=rail merger


For the second day in a row, Norfolk Southern came up short in court--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


Last night a Philadelphia judge denied the railroad's request to delay a merger between its rival C-S-X and Conrail...a carrier that dominates the Northeast.
Today, NS's motion to immediately halt the deal was brought to an appeals court and it was ALSO denied.
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The judges may still hear an appeal from N-S, which could block the C-S-X -- Conrail merger at a later date.
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P-Tower-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#nnet-b
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


It now appears 29 people are dead-- and scores of people injured in Hong Kong, after a fire broke out in a business district.
It started on the lower floors of the 16-story commercial building, but spread quickly through the lift shafts, to the top of the building.
Several people were trapped in stairways, and on the top floor-- Others jumped-- and some were lifted to safety by helicopter.
150 firefighters have been battling the blaze for hours-- it is still burning.
The building apparently does not meet modern fire protection standards.
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P-Planes-Collide


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv.


Investigators are still at the site of last night's runway collision in Quincy, Illinois.
All 14 passengers were killed as two planes erupted in fire.
Liz Mullen has details.
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Investigators removed the 14 charred bodies of the victims this afternoon and began their probe into why the two planes collided.
Witnesses say visibility was good last night as the United Express commuter plane touched down at Baldwin Municipal Airport near Quincy.
As the plane slowed, a second private plane was building speed for takeoff ...on a collision course. GEORGE BLACK, NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: WAS VICIOUS FIRE, THAT ERUPTED AFTER THE COLLISION OF THE TWO AIRLINERS.
Witnesses wonder why the pilot of the small private plane failed to see the landing aircraft and avert the crash.
A private pilot driving to the airport said the landing lights of the United Express plane were clearly visible. MIKE COULTAS/WITNESS...CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY DIDN'T STOP, CAUSE I HAD THE SAME VIEW.
There is no control tower at the small regional airport in West-Central Illinois, but pilots broadcast their position repeatedly on an open radio frequency as they take off and land. COULTAS:THEY SYSTEM WORKS VERY WELL IN UNCONTROLLED AIR SPACE BECAUSE PILOTS ALWAYS CALL POSITION WHERE THEY ARE. BLACK:IT IS INCUMBENT UPON PILOTS TO WATCH OUT. standup tag
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have the task of sorting through what's left of the two aircraft: a couple engines, the tail of the commuter plane and assorted debris.
The commuter craft did have a cockpit voice recorder which could yield clues.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, Quincy Illinois.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The F-D-A's regulation of tobacco is an issue already up for debate for the 1997 race for Governor.
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And air freight business in Roanoke is outpacing the rest of the state's airports--
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WEFC!!!
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P-Pitts-Body


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=none


A hunter made a gruesome discovery this afternoon in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The skeletal remains of what appears to be a human were found around 4- o'clock at the Pittsylvania County Wildlife Hunt Club, near Chatham.
Sheriff's officials believe the body had been there for quite sometime.
The remains will be sent to a state medical examiner to help determine the identity and cause of death.
Authorities say they don't know of anyone reported missing over the past year.
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P-Beyer-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=beyer


In the wake of reports last week, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's campaign manager wants to make it clear: Beyer is NOT outright supporting the FDA proposal to regulate tobacco.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


She says the likely candidate for the Governor's stand is more "nuanced."
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I STAND ON MY OWN. AND I STAND FOR VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN. NOT AGAINST VIRGINIA'S TOBACCO FARMERS. THEY HAVE AN ENORMOUS GLOBAL MARKET FOR CIGARETTES WITH ADULTS. BUT I THINK I JOIN THEM. I'VE NEVER MET A TOBACCO FARMER WHO SAID HE WANTS TO SELL TOBACCO TO KIDS. TOGETHER WE HAVE TO WORK. AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOLS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ARE THESE FDA REGULATIONS. AND VIRGINIA LAW IF IT'S EVER ENFORCED.))
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Beyer's carefully-worded stand is in opposition to that of his own likely ticket mate-- retiring Congressman L-F Payne.
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAKES THAT STRATEGY LOOK A LITTLE MORE QUESTIONABLE INASMUCH THAT IT SHOWS THAT DON BEYER IS APPARENTLY WILLING TO WRITE OFF PART OF THE VOTE THAT L.F. PAYNE IS GOING TO TRY TO APPEAL TO.))
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VO-NAT
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Beyer's likely opponent -- Attorney General Jim Gilmore -- last week announced his support of a lawsuit against the FDA.
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P-Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=none


Authorities are still looking into allegations of physical assault, as well as missing items from the Coyner Spring Detention Home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Since it's in Botetourt County, the county prosecutor has to decide whether to prosecute.
Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom just got the report from the Regional police investigation into missing money and FOOD.
He says his preliminary review of the report makes him think there's not much more that needs to be done- -"as far as prosecuting anyone..." but he says it may be the end of the week before he makes a final decision.
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P-Airport


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89 net-k
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


Air freight is soaring at the Roanoke Regional Airport, today officials celebrated the start of construction on a new, cargo ramp.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The heavy equipment was already at work this morning, as those on hand turned the first ceremonial shovels of dirt.
Air freight activity at Woodrum Field has more than doubled in the last five years... outpacing the rest of Virginia's airports.
The new 10- acre ramp will provide parking for five aircraft at a time.
It should be completed in 19-98.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Some encouraging news-- with a major breakthrough about estrogen, and its effects on Alzheimer's Disease.
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And tonight on Primetime Sports-- Cy Young award winner John Smoltz is staying with the Braves.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Vernon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=vernon


Friends say Bill Vernon was a "walking encyclopedia" who dedicated his life to bluegrass music.
He died early this morning at his home in Franklin County following an apparent asthma attack.
Vernon hosted bluegrass shows on several local stations, including a weekly shift on public radio for more than a decade.
But he was also known outside of western Virginia as a record collector, an emcee, and an author of album liner notes.
Bill Vernon was 59 years old. Wx-Tape
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P-Research


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=alzheimers


There may be a way to treat, even reverse, the brain destroying effects of Alzheimer's disease.
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The key is the hormone estrogen--- in this first study to find that a drug

can effectively treat Alzheimer's Disease.
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((DR. SANJAY ASTHANA/VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER: THE WOMEN WHO RECEIVED ESTROGEN HAD SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO REMEMBER THINGS WHILE THEY WERE ON ESTROGEN COMPARED TO WHEN THEY WERE NOT ON THE DRUG. ))
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Here's why: Estrogen appears to promote the growth of new nerve fibers in the brain and enhance areas of the brain where concentration and memory are located.
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((WITH RESPECT TO MEMORY, THE IMPROVEMENT WAS ABOUT TWO AND A HALF FOLD AFTER THEY RECEIVED TREATMENT COMPARED TO WHEN THEY WERE NOT ON TREATMENT. AND WITH ATTENTION ITS ABOUT ONE AND A HALF TO TWO FOLD. ))
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The effects could be seen in one week.
While most men won't start taking estrogen, the male hormone testosterone converts to estrogen in the brain-- and may offer men with Alzheimer's some of the same advantages as women.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Studies to prove that principal are just beginning-- as are larger studies of estrogen use to treat Alzheimer's in women.

P-Alzheimers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-40
GRAPHIC=alzheimers


The thought of an Alzheimer's patient wandering away is frightening.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


That's why the Roanoke-Salem Alzheimers Association chapter is urging families to get involved in the national Safe Return program.
The group talked about the program at their annual education forum today.
Alzheimers patients wear an identification bracelet with a toll free phone number.
Anyone who finds them wandering can call the number and an operator can instantly find out where they belong.
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((JENNIFER GRIFFIN/SAFE RETURN DIRECTOR; THE TURNAROUND TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S LOST, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR, WHEN WE GET INTO THE SEVERE COLD TEMPERATURES AND URGENCY IS THERE WHEN THERE'S A MISSING INCIDENT;))
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The care-giver can also wear a necklace, so if they're in an accident, rescue workers can send someone to check on the alzheimer's patient.
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cool-video


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


Our video pick tonight, is big, blue-- and pretty hairy.
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VO-NAT


It's who else, but Cookie Monster--
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He was spotted roaming the lobby of the Hotel Roanoke-- with his pal Prairie Dawn in tow.
Mr. Monster-- Cookie to his friends, spoke to our own Patrick Evans today....through an interpreter.
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((IS IT TRUE THAT HE'S GOING TO GO ROOM TO ROOM AND TAKE OTHER GUESTS COOKIES? YEAH, I WOULD BELIEVE IT I WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE MY DO NOT DISTURB SIGN ON THE DOOR. SO IF WE HEAR REPORTS THAT THERE IS A BIG BLUE CREATURE WANDERING FROM ROOM TO ROOM IN THE HOTEL ROANOKE--WE KNOW WHO IT IS. YEAH, AND I HOPE YOU HAVE MILK))
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The pair is in the area, getting ready for a Sesame Street production "Let's Be Friends"-- at the Salem Civic Center.
There are seven performances running through the weekend, beginning tomorrow night.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight on PrimeTime sports, Hornets, Hakeem, and Hokies for hunger, along with John Smoltz re-signing with the Braves.
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And Jerry Little got back into coaching full time today as he accepted the challenge of coaching Franklin County football without an interim label.
The Ferrum College Hall of famer was last a head coach for an entire season back in 1991, when his Cave Spring team with Tiki and Ronde made the playoffs.
Now your scores.
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SP-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets are back in the hive tonight playing host to the Atlantic Division leading New York Knicks. The Hornets came into this one with a 3-and-5 record.
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Anthony Mason, the former Knick, would play huge tonight against his old teammates as he spins on Charles Oakley, converts the finger roll and draws the foul.
But the Knicks have so many more weapons this season, Allan Houston the former Piston drills the Jumper over Dell Curry.
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Then Patrick clears the dance floor and wheels inside for the slam.
Right now the Hornets lead it 82 to 79 in the fourth.
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SP-Hakeem


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=NBA


The Rockets have tonight off, and even when they do return to action, their top player will be out of action for 5 to 7 days.
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SUPER=03-Houston/Last Night; :00


Hakeem Olajuwon left the court with an irregular heart beat last night and stumbled out of an ambulance into a Houston hospital where he hit with a defibrilator to steady his heart.
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SUPER=01-Charles Barkley/Rockets Forward; :22
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Sp-Smoltz


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#s6-20
GRAPHIC=Braves


John Smoltz decided against pulling an Albert belle today as he ended his free agent period, by re-signing with the Braves.
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SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;


The National League Cy Young award winner and the Braves came to terms on a four year deal worth 31 million dollars today.
That means the rotation of Smoltz, Glavine and Maddox will remain in tact.
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((JOHN SMOLTZ/LED MAJORS WITH 24 WINS:))
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SP-Hunger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=Tech football


If you're headed to the Virginia Tech - West Virginia game on Saturday, the Marching Virginians would appreciate it if you would raid your pantry before leaving the house.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ;00


The voice of the Hokies, Bill Roth is the honorary chairman of the Hokies for Hungry Food drive along with the school band.
Tech is asking fans in this backyard brawl to put their differences aside to help the needy.
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((BILL ROTH/VOICE OF THE HOKIES:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
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HOMETOWN FULL SCREEN
And don't forget coming up at 11 tonight over on WDBJ, Steve Mason will be along with this week's edition on Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Besides previewing the state final four, we'll also get a chance to meet Woody Deans' successor at PH.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
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Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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A General Assembly committee asks for input on curbing gang growth and violence in the Commonwealth.
SUPER=77-Under Whose Influence?


Plus Melanie Moon continues her series on teens and substance abuse in "Under Whose Influence".
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. Check out NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.