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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX:
The judge in the V-M-I case orders the Institute to spell out its plans for accommodating women.
He wants quarterly reports.
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And are you ready? SNOW, it hasn't happened yet... but you know it's coming. We'll talk about being prepared for the big one.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Hokies try to get a handle on their postseason bowl plans, the finalists for the Dudley Award have been announced,
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VO-NAT eng#
And the Carquest and Gator Bowls have finalized their matchups---as Tiki and

the Cavaliers get set to meet the Miami Hurricanes in the Carquest.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


After a weekend of rain, how about a week of dry and cool weather? Those details and WeatherSchool just ahead.

VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-96
GRAPHIC=VMI


It's not enough that Virginia Military Institute is making progress toward incorporating women.
The judge wants "a plan of action," a series of quarterly reports.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


V-M-I pointed to a list of accomplishments in recruiting women and preparing for female cadets on Post, but balked at providing blueprints... fearing government bureaucrats would micro-manage the process.
The government accused V-M-I of dragging its feet on implementing the Supreme Court order issued last June.
Judge Jackson Kiser concluded today that the justice department overstated its case, but he nonetheless sided with the government.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=VMI


V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler said tonight he sees no problem complying with today's order, noting the judge said it does not mean the state has to get prior approval from Washington at every step.

Farmer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The man accused of shooting a Danville police officer was denied bond today, touching off a violent outburst in court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Marlow Andre Farmer's attorney argued bond SHOULD be set, saying her client works and is responsible for seven children.
Farmer was arrested last month, after he allegedly shot officer Dennis Haley in the neck during a drug raid at Farmer's Moffett Street home.
But the judge denied bond based partly on Farmer's criminal record.
The judge's decision did NOT sit well with one of Farmer's relatives who was inside the home the night of the shooting.
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IN Q=This is bull

((ROY WOMACK:THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL. MARLOW FARMER: LISTEN, DON'T PUSH ME, I'M GOING, THAT AIN'T RIGHT THOUGH, YOU ALL KNOW IT AIN'T RIGHT, IT AIN'T RIGHT, AIN'T GOING NOWHERE, AIN'T THAT RIGHT. ))
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No one was arrested--instead the judge ordered a five- minute recess to clear the courtroom.
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Martin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Raleigh Martin


The trial for a Halifax County man accused of killing three people is drawing to a close.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/October 23;


This morning Raleigh Dean Martin pled guilty to shooting and killing 32-year-old Joseph Siffert, Jr. and his girlfriend, Barbara Hackney.
About 30 minutes ago, a judge found Martin guilty of second-degree murder for shooting and killing his wife, Marian.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./November 1995


The killings took place election night, one year ago.
The judge will begin hearing evidence tomorrow morning to determine whether Martin will be sentenced to death, or life in prison.
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New-Judge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Roanoke lawyers endorsed a CIVIL trial attorney today to the fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court bench.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


About half the 437 members of the city bar association spent nearly two hours casting and counting votes this afternoon.
Jane Glenn emerged from the meeting the winner on the fourth ballot.
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IN Q=Well, I'm a trial

((JANE GLENN: WELL, I'M A TRIAL LAWYER. I DO CIVIL LITIGATION, FOR THE MOST PART. THAT'S MY AREA OF SPECIALTY. AS A JUDGE I WOULD BE HANDLING OTHER MATTERS. I THINK THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING AND CHALLENGING.))
SUPER=07-Jane Glenn;
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OUT Q=and challenging.
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VO-NAT


But she's certainly not assured the job.
John Apgar was endorsed by the Salem-Roanoke County Bar Association last week.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


By naming Glenn- -rather than ratifying Apgar- - CITY lawyers essentially threw the position wide open to anyone the General Assembly wants to nominate.
It could be Glenn or Apgar... or someone entirely different.

Ward


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Andrew Ward


An extra hour and a half of freedom may add up to more time behind bars for the former football coach at Lord Botetourt High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Friday;


Over the weekend, Andy Ward served part of his 14 day sentence... but his late arrival reporting to the jail prompted an additional charge of failure to obey a court order.
Ward was convicted last week of reckless driving and driving on a restricted license.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


He already had two DRUNK driving convictions on his record.
A hearing is set for later this month to determine whether Ward will receive an additional penalty.
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Williams


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former Danville police officer who says he was fired for being a whistle-blower.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Jeffrey Williams filed the five- million dollar lawsuit in February claiming he was fired because he looked into allegations of police brutality.
Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed the lawsuit stating Williams failed to prove his first amendment rights had been violated.
Judge Kiser also ruled Williams failed to prove Chief Neal Morris and his assistant discriminated against black officers and created a racially hostile work environment.
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IN Q=I think

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:I THINK WE SAID FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT WE WOULD TRY OUR CASE IN COURT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE AND I THINK THE COURT'S DECISION PRETTY MUCH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=for itself.
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=Lawsuit


Morris says Williams was fired two years ago for disclosing confidential information about a stake-out.
Williams and his attorney were also ordered to pay the defendants' attorneys fees totaling 264- dollars.




Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- if the thought of parking a mile away from the mall is making you put off your
holiday shopping---you'll want to see what Tanglewood Mall is offering to ease

shoppers' headaches.
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and sooner or later--preferably later--the snow will come, so are we ready for it? We'll check in with Roanoke city leaders who remember only too well last year's heavy snowfalls.
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Snow-Preps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


So far this season, The Roanoke Valley has been spared any serious snowfall.
But city officials say they're preparing for a repeat of last year's winter weather.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on their plans.
Live=Joe Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-;


Keith, last year the city endured two and half times the average snowfall and a mountain of complaints from citizens who were unhappy with snow removal.
But officials have spent the intervening months adding equipment and assessing their approach to the problem.
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SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Public Works Director; :14
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((When the snow flies, officials hope Roanoke will be ready.
The city has doubled its supply of salt, added six snow plows, and fourteen additional salt spreaders.
And for the first time, bridges and other trouble spots will be treated with liquid chemicals.
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IN Q=Normally if we would just

((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: NORMALLY, IF WE WOULD JUST PUT DOWN THE ROCK SALT BEFORE THE SNOW FELL IT WOULD BOUNCE OFF THE PAVEMENT AND THEN CARS GOING BY WOULD WHIP IT TO THE SIDE AND IT WOULDN'T BE THERE. BY PRE-WETTING THE CHEMICALS, IT WOULD STAY ON THE PAVEMENT AND AS THE SNOW FALLS IT WILL MELT.))
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OUT Q=it will melt.))



Live=Joe Full/Newsroom


Today, Council members raised the possibility of a test with one of the city's neighborhoods, to encourage parking on one side of the street during snow emergencies and allow better access for the snow plows... but that is still in the works
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


Keith, officials say they hope the valley will be blessed with better weather... and all of these preparations won't be needed.

Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Education


Investors be warned: you may make more in a mutual fund.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.


But Governor George Allen was the first dad in line today to buy a prepaid tuition plan for daughter Tyler and son Forrest.
The plans can drop the cost of college in 18 years from about 80- thousand to about 15- thousand dollars.
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SOT 31:10
IN Q=Whether it's

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: WHETHER IT'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, A UNIVERSITY, WHATEVER IT IS. WE PROVIDE IT FOR YOU. AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY THE ANSWER. TO THINK NOW ABOUT SOMETHING. AND THEN, WHEN YOUR CHILD'S GOING TO COLLEGE, TWO THINGS CAN HAPPEN. ONE, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF DEBT. AND TWO, PARENTS CAN ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT THEIR RETIREMENT.))
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OUT Q=their retirement.
Talent=Keith
SS=Education


At the current cost the Virginia Prepaid Education Program is only available through February 28th.

Schools-Report


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-96
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Virginia's future college students have their work cut out for them.
A new draft report by the state Board of Education shows lower fourth grade reading scores, but more students qualifying for college credit.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;

Governor Allen says the report bolsters his administration's new academic standards in the core subjects.
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IN Q=And in fact

((AND IN FACT, AT THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION MEETING EARLY LAST WEEK. ... RIGOROUS HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF LEARNING.))
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OUT Q=of learning.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


The state is also preparing tests for the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades to make schools accountable to the new standards.

Donnelley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=RR Donnelley


R-R Donnelley is under fire for alleged racial discrimination.
The Chicago printing giant has a satellite plant in Lynchburg and one under construction in Roanoke County.
A lawyer suing Donnelley says it selectively fired several hundred African- American employees at a plant it was shutting down, while offering the white workers new jobs.
R-R Donnelley denies the allegations. Its local plants are NOT involved in the lawsuit.
In a statement today the company said it will defend its actions vigorously in a court of law, maintaining its employees were, and continue to be, treated fairly.

Circuit-City


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal jury says Circuit City is guilty of employment discrimination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Two black employees won their civil suits against the Richmond-based electronics retailer today.
The employees called the victories "satisfying and important."
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IN Q=Satisfying because

((JOSEPH SELLERS/PLAINTIFFS' ATTORNEY: SATISFYING BECAUSE TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING THEM, WE HAVE FOR SOME TIME NOW SEEN EVIDENCE OF THIS, AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT A JURY OF THEIR PEERS HAVE COME TO THE SAME CONCLUSION. IMPORTANT AS WELL BECAUSE CIRCUIT CITY IS A LEADER IN THE RETAIL COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Sellers/Plaintiffs' Attorney;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=retail community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


Lawyers say the decisions may open the door to other lawsuits against Circuit City.
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Stocks


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

The stock market was mixed today. The Dow was unchanged from last Friday, while NASDAQ posted another record close--up seven points.
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Golf-Carts


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


The Tanglewood Mall is using golf carts as a "hook" this holiday season.
Len Besthoff explains.
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IN Q=This is
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SUPER=01-Lois Kerns/Shopper; :25
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SUPER=01-"Mr. T"/Shuttlebug Driver; 1:02
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((
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((MR. T/SHUTTLEBUG DRIVER: THIS IS COMPLEMENTS OF TANGLEWOOD MALL.))
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The Tanglewood Mall has come up with a unique way to draw in shoppers this holiday season.
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IN Q=Are we

((MR. T: ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=fun yet?


A fleet of four golf carts make up the Tanglewood Mall Shuttlebug Service.
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IN Q=We've got

((JUDY TULLIUS/TANGLEWOOD MALL: WE'VE GOT GOLF CARTS THAT WILL BE AT EACH OF OUR ENTRANCES OF THE MALL, AND WHEN THEY COME OUT OF THE MALL WITH ALL OF THEIR PACKAGES, WE'LL GIVE THEM A RIDE TO THEIR CAR.))
SUPER=01-Judy Tullius/Tanglewood Mall;
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So far, the Shuttlebug has had a lot of takers.
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IN Q=I'm trying

((LOIS KERNS/SHOPPER: I'M TRYING TO FIND MY HUSBAND IN THE CAR AND IT'S A LOT BETTER THAN WALKING UP AND DOWN EVERY AISLE, THIS IS SO GREAT.))
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OUT Q=so great.


Apparently, word of the slow moving golf carts is traveling fast in shopping circles, because those who haven't used the service still seem to know about it.
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IN Q=That's

((THAT'S VERY NICE I HEARD ABOUT YOU GUYS BUT I DIDN'T BELIEVE IT.))
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OUT Q=didn't believe it.


Anticipating greater demand, the mall plans to increase the Shuttlebug fleet to half a dozen vehicles during the shopping peak.
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IN Q=So a

((So a number of folks using this service are wondering do you tip these guys or what?))
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OUT Q=or what.


The answer is no, this is the purest form of a free ride.
But the driver known as "Mr. T" says some still tip.
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IN Q=I'll take

((MR. T: I'LL TAKE IT IF THEY SAY WELL GO AHEAD FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. Why not! MR. T: WHY NOT FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SPIRIT?))
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OUT Q=spirit?


While the golf cart work brings this schoolbus driver some extra green, it also appears he, and his passengers, are having fun.
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IN Q=All right

((MR. T: ALL RIGHT, HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY.))
RUNS=:04
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Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the mathcups in the Gator and Carquest Bowls are all set, the finalists for the Dudley award have been announced,
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And Steve Mason checks in from Virginia Tech where the Hokies are trying to figure out if they'll be eating Oranges or having a Fiesta later this month.
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S-Carquest


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=CARQUEST BOWL


The mystery surrounding the Carquest Bowl and the University of Virginia's opponent in the December 27th game
SS=uva/miami


was resolved tonight at 5:30, when the Carquest officially invited the Miami Hurricanes to battle the Cavaliers at Pro Player stadium.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday; :00


The Cavaliers knew they would either play West Virginia or Miami before last Friday's game with the Hokies in Blacksburg.
The Canes had hoped to play in the Gator Bowl, against UNC, but will now settle for the Carquest.
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S-Gator


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=WEST VA/UNC


The West Virginia Mountaineers ended up being the Big East's second selection as they were grabbed by the Gator Bowl to face North Carolina at 12;30 on New Year's Day.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


The Mountaineers, who won their first seven games of the year, appeared to be headed to the Liberty Bowl before Miami upset Syracuse on Saturday.
The Gator picked the Mountaineers over the HUrricanes because of their fan base. West Virginia brought 20 thousand fans to Jacksonville in 1989.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sma
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies jumped to 11th and 9th in the Associated Press and coaches polls this week, a move that virtually assures them an Alliance Bowl bid.
Steve Mason caught up with the Hokies today in Blacksburg.
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SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Tech Quarterback; 1:18
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S-East


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The only other Big East member eligible for the bowl is Syracuse, and the Orangemen get the short end of the stick.
They now end up going to the Liberty Bowl to likely play Houston.
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; :00
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OUT Q=...RETURNED THE FAVOR FOR US."
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S-Dudley


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=DUDLEY AWARD


The annual Dudley award which is given to the best college player in the state will be handed out this Wednesday night in Richmond at the Downtown club.
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And the list of finalists is pretty impressive.
UVa's Tiki Barber, who finished second in the balloting last year is joined by Virginia Tech's Jim Druckenmiller, and VMI's Thomas Haskins, who finished third last year.
The 1995 winner Cornell Brown was not nominated this season.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


The Radford University Highlanders play their home opener at the Dedmon Center tonight as they welcome Sonny Smith and the VCU Rams to town.
The last time VCU came to town in 1991 they left with a loss.
We'll have the highlights for you tonight at 11, and on News 7 Primetime.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Promo


For many, religious beliefs are an important part of this holiday season.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon's here to tell us about a meeting tonight where religion--actually the issue of religion in schools--will be discussed.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, the Supreme Court outlawed school prayer more than 30 years ago.
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VO-NAT


But students are still able to display their religious beliefs on specific occasions.
A spokesman for the Americans United for Separation of Church and State will talk about school prayer and other issues tonight at Roland E- Cook Elementary in Vinton.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have that story plus all the latest news,
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom

sports and weather on W-D-B-J News at 11. Keith?
Talent=Keith


And to catch the late news a little earlier-- Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen
watch 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.