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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=tonight

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... O-J SIMPSON SWEARS ON THE WITNESS STAND THAT HE DIDN'T KILL NICOLE BROWN AND RONALD GOLDMAN.
AS A DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER HEALS FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND--THE ALLEGED GUNMAN IS IN JAIL CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=SCOTT
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Friday, November 22nd- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT

The verdict is in on whether a Campbell County teenager knew right from wrong when he shot and killed his neighbor.
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P-Mize


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 PRIMETIME


This is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, Good Evening, I'm COnnie Stevens.
SS=legal scales


His doctors said Lewis "Trey" Mize was insane the night he committed murder... but a Campbell County jury didn't buy it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


The panel deliberated five hours tonight before convicting Mize of first degree murder for the shooting death of Roger Vassar Junior.
Psychiatrists had offered differing opinions as to whether Mize was legally insane when he shot Vassar.
But prosecutor Neil Vener says Mize knew what he was doing when he built a silencer for his gun, and cut the phone lines at the murder scene.
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SOT 6:57:11
IN Q=We conceded that

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: WE CONCEDED THAT HE WAS MENTALLY ILL, BUT THE FACTS OF THE CASE CLEARLY SHOWED THAT THIS WAS A MURDER THAT HAD A LOT OF PLANNING, AND I'M HAPPY THAT THE JURY LOOKED AT THE FACTS.))
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=looked at the facts.
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VO-NAT


Mize will remain held without bond and will undergo another psychiatric examination before he's sentenced.
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p-Danville-shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-98
SS=police shot


The man charged with shooting a Danville police officer is already familiar with the court system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


30- year old Marlow Andre Farmer is being held without bond for shooting officer Dennis Haley.
It happened last night during a drug raid at 321- Moffett Street.
Police Chief Neal Morris says his men repeatedly announced themselves before knocking the back door down.
Haley was still outside when he was shot once in the neck.
A check of Farmer's criminal record reveals he was charged several times for malicious damage and assault and battery.
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IN Q=Of course,

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:OF COURSE WE CAN'T COMMENT ON ANY PRIOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, OR RECORD THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS, WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO PREJUDICE THIS CASE, WE WANT THIS CASE TO BE TRIED ON IT'S OWN MERITS. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:12 approx.
OUT Q=it's own merits.
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VO-NAT


Farmer was charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Haley, meanwhile, is expected to make a full recovery.
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P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
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VO-NAT


O.J. Simpson is telling his side of the story.
Simpson has told his wrongful death trial jury he never hit Nicole Brown Simpson.
But the former football star conceded he couldn't explain how Nicole got scratches and bruises seen in a photo taken after they had a fight in 1989.
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P-Harper


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Tomorrow marks a mournful anniversary for the Hollins College community.
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VO-NAT


It was one year ago that Ann Harper... a junior at the school... was stabbed to death at her Fairfax County home--
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23, 1995;

then the house was set ablaze.
She had been visiting her family for Thanksgiving break.
To this day, police have yet to make an arrest in the case.
But for some of those who knew Harper, finding the killer is of little significance.
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SOT 1:28:28
IN Q=Solving

((JAN FULLER-CARRUTHERS/HOLLINS COLLEGE CHAPLAIN: SOLVING THE MURDER ISN'T GOING TO BRING HER BACK. IN SOME WAY IT WOULD PROVIDE SOME SENSE OF CLOSURE. I THINK THAT CLOSURE IS OVERRATED THOUGH. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT, I THINK, O.K., SO THEY ARREST A MURDERER. THEN WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH A TRIAL. THEN THE APPEALS. AND THEN, GOD FORBID, WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN EXECUTION. ))
SUPER=01-Jan Fuller-Carruthers/Hollins College Chaplain;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=execution
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VO-NAT


After the murder last year, a tree was planted in memory of the 20-year old student.
A memorial service is scheduled at that site next month, and a plaque will be dedicated to Harper.
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P-Air-bags


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=AIRBAGS


The government today took its first definitive action to prevent child deaths by passenger side air bags.
It issued a strongly worded label for new cars and recommends car makers take action.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
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IN Q=It happens
SUPER=01-Robert Sanders/Victim's Father; :25
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :33
SUPER=01-Dr. Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l Highway Traffic Safety Admin.; :45
SUPER=01-Robert Lange/General Motors; 1:24
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington

((
It happens in the blink of an eye, an explosion designed to save an adult life. IT'S THE FORCE THAT MAKES THEM WORK)
And work they do, in more than 15-hundred cases in the last 10 years.
But although credited with saving lives, airbags are taking them, too. the youngest first, just ask Robert Sanders. ROBERT SANDERS, VICTIM'S FATHER:AIRBAGS ARE KILLING TWICE AS MANY CHILDREN AS THEY'RE SAVING. THIS IS SOMETHING WE WERE NOT AWARE OF WHEN WE BOUGHT THE VAN. standup bridge
But documents prove automakers were well aware of the dangers airbags posed to children and small adults.
But it wasn't until now the automakers were forced to anythng about it. DR. RICARDO MARTINEZ/NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION:EVERYONE AGREES THAT AIRBAGS ENHANCE SAFETY, BUT WE HAVE TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE TO MINIMIZE THE RISKS TO CHILDREN AND SOME ADULTS, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.
So, among other things, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admnistration is proposing new, less forceful airbags to be installed in new cars by next year. strongly worded warning labels are to be put on all new crs within three months, and on all baby sets within 6 months.
And it has even gone so far as to recommend that manufactureres be allowed to disconnect the airbgs, at the customer's requests. a drastic move some say, one manufactureres believe won't be used ROBERT LANGE/GENERAL MOTORS: IT'S OUR BELIEF THAT MOST PEOPLE, GIVEN A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE FACTS ARE, WILL NOT REACH THE DECISIN TO DISABLE THEIR AIRBAGS.
Experts say the best place for your child is still the back seat, away from the hi-tech airbag, and restrained by the simplest of all safety devices. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Funding school improvements has been a hot issue in our area-- today the Governor announced a way to help schools pay those bills.
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VO-NAT


And thousands of food stamp recipients in Virginia must look for work according to new federal guidelines.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Golden-Years


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=96-88 net-k
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Richmond police are chipping away at what had appeared to be a string of serial murders of elderly women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The city announced a second arrest in an individual murder today.
A 42-year old female prostitute is charged with first degree murder for killing Lucille Boyd near the first of the year.
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IN Q=we have

((JERRY OLIVER/RICHMOND POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE APPROACHED IT FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS. THAT THEY MAY BE RELATED AND THEY MAY NOT. AND AS IT TURNS OUT AT THIS POINT, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT THERE HAS BEEN NOT A SERIAL MURDERER IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=01-Chief Jerry Oliver/Richmond Police;:00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in this case.
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VO-NAT


A juvenile female is the only other arrest in the so-called "Golden Years" investigation.
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P-Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


No charges are expected to be filed following allegations of embezzlement at Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Center...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom says: "It is clear from the police report that money and property have been stolen," but he apparently can't prove who took the items.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Legal Scales


Branscom did say that a city employee made 172 dollars worth of long-distance phone calls from Coyner Springs.
The employee has since paid the city back and quit his job.

P-allen-school


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=education


The Allen administration is calling it the single greatest school construction program in history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor unveiled a new financing program today to help schools pay for more than two BILLION dollars in school construction and repair needs.
Allen's plan would NOT pay for school needs out right --- but would allow

localities to borrow more money from the state literary fund.
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SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=their intended purposes.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=allen


The Governor's plan will need General Assembly approval.

P-Food-Stamps


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=food stamps


Virginia food stamp recipients are getting a little something else from the state this Thanksgiving: a deadline.
State officials are racing to meet their own deadline to get warnings of a new federal requirement in the mail by today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


20-Thousand of the 450- thousand Virginians who get food stamps must get a job within three months-- or lose benefits.
But whether they're complying, will be tough to track on the state's troubled social services computer system.
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SOT TAPE TWO 13:42:50
IN Q=No state

((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: NO STATE HAS THE COMPUTER CAPABILITY TO TRACK THESE REQUIREMENTS. AND SO WE ARE LOOKING TO AUGMENT OUR ADAPT SYSTEM SO IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO TRACK THOSE REQUIREMENTS. AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT MANUALLY UNTIL WE HAVE SOME AUTOMATED HELP IN THAT REGARD.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=that regard.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


The new work-for-food-stamps requirement is fallout on Virginia from federal welfare reform.
Most other reforms the Commonwealth is putting in place are part of the state's own legislative package.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime Sports--Steve Mason has the early high school football scores--
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VO-NAT


But first-- it's much smaller than Norfolk Southern, and its making tracks through 48-states--
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WEFC!!!
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P-Lionel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=None


It's certainly not the first time a train has rolled into Roanoke, but this is no ordinary train.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The world's largest portable model railroad is visiting the Civic Center during the annual Holiday Gift Show.
The big display is transported in a custom-made 47 foot trailer.
Up to ten trains cruise through various cities and states.
The scenery is handmade and Chuck Block says there's something in it for everyone.
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((CHUCK BLOCK/THE GREATEST TRAIN SHOW: WE HAVE THESE BUTTONS A LONG THE SIDES WE LIKE TO INTERACTIVE BUTTONS. THIS HELPS GET PEOPLE INVOLVED. WE HAVE OUR ANIMATION WHICH KEEPS INTEREST IN PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Block/The Greatest Train Shows;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=INTEREST IN PEOPLE.
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VO-NAT


Lionel Trains sponsors the display.
It's been on the road for eight years, hitting 48 states along the way.
It will be in Roanoke through Sunday.
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SUPER=306-34/24/66/NW-9mph/30.16r/7:07am/5:05pm;


Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clear & Cold/Wind N-10/22-24/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/48-50;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Wind N-10/24-26/Sunny Skies/Wind SW-10/50-53;
SUPER=332-Clear & Cold/Light Wind/18-22/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/48-50;
SUPER=333-Decreasing/Cloudiness/20-22/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/43-46;
SUPER=334-Clouds Early/Slow Clearing/18-20/Sunny Skies/Wind W-10/45-49;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Shenandoah


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=nursing home


Residents who receive Medicaid at a Clifton Forge nursing will have to move within the next 30 days.
That's because Shenandoah Manor has failed its latest Health Department inspection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


35 residents were told today they would have to move because the state will no longer provide Medicaid funds for the home.
A new management company had been working with the home the last several months.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Deborah Petrine/Colonial Care Mgmt. Group;
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OUT Q=that was imposed.
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VO-NAT


Residents' family members say they're concerned about their relatives well being.
Some don't even think they can make the move.
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(( ))
SUPER=07-Dave Mann;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=this nursing home.
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VO-NAT


Relatives who have questions can attend an informational meeting Monday night at the Clifton Forge Fire House.
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P-Aspirin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=h/c bug


So-called buffered aspirin may not protect the stomach as claimed.
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VO-NAT


A new study at Boston University's School of Public Health says sugar-coating asprin or otherwise BUFFERING it may not stop it from irritating the stomach.
Aspirin is known to cause gastric bleeding which is why some companies coat the tablets with silicon or cellulose.
But despite its higher price, the study shows buffered aspirin may not prevent stomach problems.
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cool-video


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


It's that time....time for our video pick tonight.
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VO-NAT


It started out as a dog day in New York City......as a pack of dogs on the
SUPER=75-New York; :

move stopped rush-hour traffic on some major highways into Manhattan.
The low-speed "chase" began after the dogs caused a serious car accident on one of the highways.
Most of the dogs were eventually caught--
Still no word on where the dogs came from, or where they were trying to go.
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SP-Tiki


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=None


Plenty of sports headed your way o primetime sports, but first we have to check in with a legendary work in progress in former cave Spring star and now UVa tailback Tiki Barber.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1996 Season; :00


Tiki is one of eight semi finalists for the Doak Walker Award; the national Running Back award.
The senior leads the ACC in rushing , averaging 119.5 yards a game, he;s the leader in all purpose mileage amassing about 170 yards a clip and is number one in punt returns with a 13.2 yards a return average.
This season, Barber has carried the ball 229 times for 1, thousand 195 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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SP-Salem


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=Staunton River/Salem


Staunton River had never been to the post season..until this season. The Golden Eagles flew by Lord Botetourt, but would they be able to dig their talons into the salem Spartans.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Golden Eagles vs. Spartans; :00


To the Division 4, regional III title game we go....This guy has his hunting attire on...who would be the prey tonight???
Salem took the first shot. On their first possession...the Spartans score. Chris Stuart caps a 6 play, 65 yard drive with this 10 yard touchdown run and Salem led 7-zip with about 8 minutes left in the first quarter.
SUPER=36-Salem/27/Staunton River/3;

Staunton Rivers Kevin Jenkins booted a 26 yard field goal in the second quarter, Salem led 7-3 at the break and the Spartans advance to the state semi finals with the 27-3 win.
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SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=FFE


We will serve up highlights from 5 other regional games in just over an hour on Friday Football Extra with Mike Stevens, but first, the scores we do have from other regional championship games.
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SUPER=x5018
SUPER=55-Pulaski/14/Brooke Point/42/Woodbridge/3/G.W.

Danville/28/Chilhowie/15/Giles/30;
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SUPER=55-Magna Vista/7/Gate City/21/Bland Co./0/Rural Retreat/22/Staunton

River/3/Salem/27;
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SUPER=55-Hargrave/27/Fork Union/20/Godwin/7/Thomas

Dale/14/Lee-Davis/No/Patrick/Rpt.;
SUPER=x5009



SUPER=55-Bethel/Sat./Kecoughtan/7:30/Norcom/No/Hampton/Rpt./Chantilly/Sat./Robinson/1:30;
SUPER=x5009



SUPER=55-J. Madison/No/McLean/Rpt./York/Sat./Spotsylvania/1:30/James

Monroe/Sat./Brulon/1:30;
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SUPER=Sherando/Sat./Loudoun Co./1:30;



SUPER=55-Stuarts Draft/Sat./Harrisonburg/1:30/Jefferson

Forest/No/Brookville/Rpt./Abingdon/No/Grundy/Rpt.;
SUPER=x5009



SUPER=55-King William/Sat./Northlumberland/1:30/Charles City/Sat./Surry

High/1:30/Powhatan/No/Randolph-Henry/Rpt.;
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SUPER=55-Stonewall Jackson/No/Strasburg/Rpt./Powell

Valley/Sat./Hurley/1:30/Appalachia/Sat./Thomas Walker/

SUPER=55-G.W. Danville/No/Woodbridge/Rpt.;
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SUPER=55-Brookville/No/Jefferson Forest/Rpt./Gate City/No/Magna

Vista/Rpt./Grundy/No/Abingdon/Rpt.;
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SUPER=55-Giles/No/Chilhowie/Rpt./Rural Retreat/No/Bland Co./Rpt./Thomas

Walker/Sat./Appalachia/1:30;
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SP-Fines


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


The National Football League has fined 14 members of the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers a grand total of 64 thousand dollars,
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC; :00


for their parts in a scuffle during Monday night's game at Texas Stadium.
The skirmish broke out after Chris Boniol's NFL record tying 7th field goal in the final minute of Dallas's 21-6 win.
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SP-Stuff


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#st5-25
GRAPHIC=Va. tech

Football isn't the only sport making waves tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ;00


Virginia Tech Cross Country coach Steve Taylor has been named the Atlantic 10 conference's coach of the year.
Tech was 3-and-0 in the A-10. Taylor himself was an All-American at Tech in 1987.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Right here in Roanoke, the new inner city boxing facility was formally dedicated on the visitors side of Victory stadium.
The new complex hopes to one day have a stable of young amateur fighters from right here in the Valley.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


Another free agent has decided to jump teams in the big leagues.
Bobby Bonilla, signed with the Florida Marlins today.
He batted 287 with 28 homers for the Orioles last season.
SUPER=03-Suzuka, Japan;


And finally, the Winston Cup cars are getting in some more practice in Japan for tomorrow's Suzuka 100 exhibition race.
The drivers say the entire experience has been a big positive.
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SOT
IN Q="It's been a great...

((JEFF GORDON/DUPONT CHEVY DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/DuPont Chevy Driver; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...lot of fun.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


That's it for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Check out NEWS-7 at 11 on Have a good weekend. WDBJ-7 in 30-minutes.