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(( NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... A DEATH ROW INMATE WHO KILLED A STATE TROOPER WAS EXECUTED TONIGHT-- THE FIRST OF FIVE EXECUTIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH IN 16-DAYS.
HAWAII BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO RECOGNIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGES...GIVING HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES THE SAME RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday December Third- Our Top Story
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A killers confession is forcing authorities to take another look at a 16-year old murder case.
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P-Franklin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-90
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities in Pocahontas County thought the Rainbow Family Murders were put to rest when Jacob Beard was sentenced to life in prison.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, a confession from a white supremacist is focusing new attention on the case.
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((From a prison cell in St. Louis, convicted killer Joseph Paul Franklin adds two young women to his list of victims.
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((JOSEPH PAUL FRANKLIN/CONVICTED MURDERER: AS SOON AS I SHOT HER, I JUST TURNED AROUND REALLY QUICKLY OVER THE SEAT AND SHOT THE OTHER ONE. IT ONLY TOOK ONE SHOT FOR THE FIRST ONE. BEING A .44 MAGNUM, THE GUN MADE A LOT OF NOISE AND A LOT OF RECOIL THERE, BUT I WAS JUST SO PSYCHED UP, I DIDN'T HEAR THE GUN FIRING REALLY.))
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Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980.
Franklin was on a cross- country murder spree, and in a recent interview with Cincinnati television station WKRC, Franklin said his racist beliefs lead to murder.
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((JOSEPH PAUL FRANKLIN: THEY TOLD ME THEY DATED BLACKS OR WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, SO I DID NOT CONSIDER THEM AFTER THAT INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS YOU KNOW, AND SO JUST BECAUSE OF THE BELIEFS I HAD AT THAT TIME I FIGURED THEY DESERVED TO DIE.))
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West Virginia authorities still believe they got the right man when they prosecuted Jacob Beard.
Franklin's claims aren't new. They were excluded from Beard's trial as hearsay.
But now Franklin says he's willing to testify, and state police have indicated they will take a fresh look at the evidence.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

P-Executions


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=virginia seal


Gregory Warren Beaver died by lethal injection less than an hour ago-- at Greensville Correctional Center.
This is the first of FIVE executions Virginia has scheduled this MONTH.
Due to the grim schedule Amnesty International says Virginia will execute the most people in the western world this year.
ACLU Director Kent Willis blames the sudden jump in executions on new laws and judges with bad attitudes.
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((WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN ON DEATH ROW WHO'VE BEEN PREVIOUSLY BEEN ABLE TO GO THROUGH THE APPEALS PROCESS FOR EIGHT TEN TWELVE YEARS AND HAVING THEM CUT SHORT. ))
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Virginia has adopted new laws to force dates for execution as soon as state appeals are over.
Is the new system rushing criminals through the judicial process?
Governor George Allen says no.
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((IF JUSTICE WILL BE DONE ON THE TIME SCHEDULED, THAT'S NOT A REASON FOR ME TO INTERVENE.))
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Overall Virginia is in third place for executions behind Texas and Florida, and the numbers in the Commonwealth are expected to rise in coming years.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Surprisingly since parole was abolished, there have only been two death sentences in Virginia in the last two years.

P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :


Today in a Santa Monica courtroom, O.J. Simpson's best friend-- Al Cowlings reluctantly testified he once took Nicole Brown Simpson to the hospital after a fight with her husband.
The plaintiffs in Simpson's wrongful death civil trial are trying to discredit Simpson's testimony that he never struck his wife.
Also, former Playboy Playmate India Allen testified she saw Simpson hit Nicolle across the face.
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((LAURIE LEVENSON: THEY HAVE 30 WITNESSES BUT SOME OF THEM MAY NOT TAKE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES. ALL THEY'RE GOING TO DO IS COME IN AND SAY FOR EXAMPLE I SAW OJ PUNCH HIS WIFE, END OF STORY ))
SUPER=01-Laurie Levenson/CBS News Legal Consultant; :
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Analysts say Simpson's other court fight, the one for custody of his two youngest children, appears to be going well for him.
A judge could rule this week that Sydney and Justin Simpson be returned to their father.
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P-Ward


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=ward


The problems for a former Lord Botetourt High School coach and teacher continue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Friday;


Andy Ward could receive more time behind bars because he showed up to jail late this past weekend.
NOW it seems he was in violation of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program... which could bring about ADDITIONAL penalties.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


According to documents filed in Botetourt County General District Court, Ward never notified (VAY-sap) VASAP officers about his second DUI charge... nor about his convictions for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Ward was sentenced to serve 14 days in jail...
He could wind up spending two additional MONTHS behind bars because of these latest developments.

P-Paris-Explosion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=none


An apparent attack of terrorism on a Paris subway train tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris;


Two people are dead and at least 20 others injured after a bomb went off during rush hour.
According to reports, the bomb was fashioned from a 28 pound gas canister.
Sources also say the bomb was packed with nails.
So far no one's claimed responsibility for the attack.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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A judge in Hawaii rules the state must license same-sex marriages...
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Plus a disease outbreak has prompted the Roanoke Valley SPCA to stop dog adoptions for nearly two weeks.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Gay-Marriages


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A judge says Hawaii must license gay marriages.
The ruling, which is certain to be appealed, found no compelling state interest to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
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((NOBODY THOUGHT WE WOULD WIN IN THE BEGINNING. YOU CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH WE'VE WORKED FOR THIS. )) ((WE WON. WE WON BIG, WE WON COMPLETELY, THE JUDGE AGREED TOTALLY WITH EVERYTHING WE WROTE.))
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Until today, same sex marriages in Hawaii have only been symbolic.
The state argued allowing gay couples to actually tie the knot wouldn't be in the best interest of children.
Congress was worried if Hawaii allowed same-sex marriages, the practice would spread to other states.
So this fall, it passed the Defense of Marriage Act.
Under the law, gay marriages performed in Hawaii will not be recognized by the federal government or other states, if they so chose.
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P-SPCA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE# NET-H 96-98
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A has temporarily stopped dog adoptions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Several cases of parvovirus and distemper were confirmed at the shelter.
Both diseases have a high animal death rate.
To keep the illnesses from spreading, the remaining dogs will be held until December 14th, to make sure they are disease free.
Also during that time, the S-P-C-A will not take dogs from the public, or local pounds.
Cat adoptions, and the release of dogs to their rightful owners WILL continue.
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P-Green-Meadow


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke landlord has 60 days to start reconstructing a Franklin County apartment building.
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For more than three months, this Rocky Mount dwelling on Green Meadow Road has been condemned.
Town officials were hoping
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owner Bill Bratton would be forced to tear it down but instead, a judge is allowing him to refurbish it.
Back in August, 12 families were forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain shifted the building.
The structure is currently being held up by TWO I-beams.
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P-Kilgore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-37
GRAPHIC=kilgore


Southwest Virginia native Jerry Kilgore is officially running for Attorney General.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The former Public Safety Secretary kicked off his campaign in Roanoke this morning.
Kilgore promised to reform campaign finance laws and give the public more say in the selection of judges.
He also plans to work with law enforcement to improve the way domestic violence cases are handled.
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((JERRY KILGORE/(R) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE; TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE CONSISTENT ARREST POLICY, SO THAT WHEN THEY RESPOND TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROBLEM OR ARGUMENT, THAT THEY MAKE AN ARREST, THEY ARREST THE PERSON THAT IS THE PERPETRATOR.))
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Kilgore says he opposes F-D-A regulation of tobacco, but would step up efforts to curb teen smoking.
Three other republicans will compete for the nomination in a primary in June.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Coming up on Primetime Sports, Remember Richlands High School coach Dennis Vaught? He could be in trouble once again.
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But first-- ice discovered on the moon.... is this new evidence of possible colonization by man?
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WEFC!!!
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P-Moon-Ice


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=none


The dream that people might actually live on the moon may have taken a giant leap forward.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Pentagon says radar signals from spacecrafts show there might be frozen water deep inside a lunar crater.
If it's true, experts say you could take its components hydrogen and oxygen and make air to breathe- or a filling station on the moon.
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((DR. PAUL SPUDIS/LUNAR GEOLOGIST: SO ONE OF THE REASONS SPACE TRAVEL IS SO EXPENSIVE IS THAT WE HAVE TO LUG EVERYTHING WE NEED WITH US UP FROM EARTH'S ORBIT, THIS HUGE GRAVITY WELL. BY HAVING MATERIAL WE CAN USE ON THE MOON TO REFUEL THAT'S ALREADY IN EARTH'S ORBIT WE ARE SAVING AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WEIGHT, AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF COST.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Spudis/Lunar Geologist;
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Scientists say water was left from comets that crashed into the moon about three and half billion years ago.
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P-Fat-Link


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=breast cancer


British scientists report a potential link between obesity and breast cancer.
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VO-NAT


One third of the heavy women they tested had cancer-triggering chemicals stored in their body fat.
It is the first evidence that fat may store cancer-inducing agents in humans.
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P-Obesity


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=obesity


The U.S. Census Bureau now estimates that about one third of all Americans are overweight or obese.
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Obesity is defined as 20 percent above recommended body weight.
And there are many health risks that accompany obesity.
Being overweight can trigger diabetic complications-- including eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke....as well as gallbladder disease, and as we just heard, possibly cancer risks.
Some doctors say the solution to obesity is not that simple....as it's a complex disease comprised of genetic, hormonal, and behavioral factors.
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((DR. JOHN SHEEHAN/DIET SPECIALIST: WE HAVE TO LOOK AT A COMBINATION OF APPROACHES TO PEOPLE, AND TAILOR IT TO THE INDIVIDUAL AS FAR AS DIET TRAINING, BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION, EXERCISE ADVOCATION AND WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS WE ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PRESCRIBE SOME MEDICATION NOWADAYS. ))
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Dr. Sheehan says the first step is getting to your doctor.
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in this country.
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cool-video


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


Turning now to the video of the day.....it just illustrates that the work of the Boy and Girl Scouts never ends....and sometimes goes unnoticed.
Take for example their efforts to prepare Nashville's new downtown arena, for the upcoming Grand Opening.
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The Scouts had the task of testing the toilets!
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They flushed some 400 toilets and urinals-- several times....making sure the arena's pipes and drains can handle 15 minutes worth of heavy duty flushing.
They were asked to help prepare the facility for the crowds expected when Amy Grant's "Tennessee Christmas" opens there.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-23
GRAPHIC=primetime full


Tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, the boy's high school hoop season is underway. We have some early highlights plus, the SuperTrucks were at DisneyWorld today.
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SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00


But first, Richlands head football coach Dennis Vaught is back in the news.
The controversial coach is the subject of an internal investigation ordered by Tazewell County School superintendent Woodrow Mullins.
At question, is whether or not Vaught ordered his players to injure Grundy star quarterback, Jason Copenhaver and lineman Luke Owens during their October 4th game.
Attorney Ronald King, who represents both players forwarded the allegations to Mullins, but at this time says no litigation against the coach is planned.
Copenhaver suffered a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his RIGHT knee in the game.
The Tazewell school board meets next Monday, December 9th, no word on whether any action will be taken at that time.
Now your scores.
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SP-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


We tip off the high school boys season over at Cave Spring where the triple A contender played host to 2A power Alleghany.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Mountaineers vs. Knights; :00


Tonight marked a new start for the Knights as 1st year head coach Billy Hicks made his debut.
We pick up the action in the second half; watch David Harms dish to a cutting Darnell Glover for the bucket and the nice roll.
The knight s were a passing fancy all night. Wally Kern uses the wood to get the rock to Mark Snodgrass; he snaps the nylon from the corner; 43-29 Cave Spring in the 4th.
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Alleghany never gave up. Travis davis grabs the rebound and goes coast to coast for the hoop in the lane, but Hicks opens his 1st year with a 57-42 win.
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SP-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=High school hoops


Over at William Fleming; the Colonels also opened the season under a knew coach in their season debut against Halifax.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Comets vs. Colonels; :00


Roland Lovelace seemed focussed right before tip off as he welcomed 3 starters back from a year ago.
In the first quarter; Percy pannell gives to Charles Burnette. he nails the shot for 2 of his team high 11 points.
Halifax answered with savaughn baily. he drives and fins the net for 2 of his game high 18 points.
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The quarterback can also pass on the hard wood; Burnette to Percey for the bucket; Lovelace gets his first win 55-48.
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SP-Trucks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-25
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


It seems like the racing season just ended but, today the NASCAR Supertruck series started getting geared up for the 1997 season.
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SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


16 of the circuits top drivers wheeled into the new Walt Disney World Speedway this morning to begin the first of two days worth of testing on the one mile oval.
The trucks first race next season on January 19th is the Chevy trucks challenge at this track.
And it only took the drivers a few laps top figure out that hits place is rather unique.
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((DARRELL WALTRIP/SEARS SUPERTRUCK DRIVER:)) ((RON HORNADAY/1996 TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION:))
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P-Lee


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=None


Finally tonight, we take you back to the classroom at Ferrum College for a lesson in history.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


General Robert E. Lee... A- K- A Sam Lynn... lectured at the Stanley Library this morning.
The obvious topic... the civil war.
The General talked about specific battles... particularly ones here in Virginia.
He also had a strong message for confederates and yankees alike.
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((SAM LYNN/GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE: WE WERE ALL AMERICANS. THERE WERE NO GOOD GUYS OR BAD GUYS. WE WERE ALL AMERICANS AND IT WAS A SAD SAD WAR BECAUSE THERE REALLY WERE BROTHERS FIGHTING AGAINST BROTHERS. AND WE DON'T NEED THAT. WE NEED A UNION JUST LIKE WE ARE NOW. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ))
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Lynn's a retired insurance salesman.
He spends a lot of his time impersonating General Lee at Civil War reinactments all along the east coast.
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie

goodnight. That's it for us on NEWS-7 Primetime, we hope you'll join us tomorrow,