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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...A PEE-WEE FOOTBALL COACH DENIED HITTING SOME OF HIS PLAYERS WITH A BELT.
THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS VERY PERSONAL DATA IN ITS COMPUTER SYSTEM
BUT CAN COMPUTER HACKERS BREAK INTO THE NETWORK?
IT'S THURSDAY DECEMBER FIFTH- OUR TOP STORY
A PRE-WINTER SNOW PERFORMANCE PULLS A ONE-TWO PUNCH ON MANY PEOPLE IN THE AREA. ))
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P-Snow


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=winter wx


Two to four inches of snow has fallen over most of our viewing area tonight.
The first real snow fall of the season.
Double Boxes=Connie and Jay


Jay Moore joins us from out in the elements with an an update.
ANCHOR=jay


A lot of people were surprised with today's snowfall.
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The storm itself wasn't too severe...but it was enough to cause headaches around the region.
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VO-NAT
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Winter doesn't officially arrive for another couple of weeks...but you wouldn't have known that by looking outside.
Mother Nature hit early, stopping most travelers in their tracks.
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That was a big problem...the storm hit during rush hour.
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Double Boxes=Connie and Jay
(Q: Were any major roads closed because of this storm?)
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=SCHOOL INFO


The snow is already causing some delays and cancellations for tomorrow-- here's the latest list.
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DISSOLVE TO S'WATCH
Running TWO HOURS late tomorrow are schools in Covington, and Franklin County-- Franklin County buses will be using snow routes.
And Salem City Schools are running two hours late as well.
Schools in Botetourt County are closed tomorrow, so is Day Spring Christian Academy in Blacksburg.
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P-Worker-death


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# net-d 96-95
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


A construction worker was killed on the job today at G-W Carver Elementary School in Salem.
48-year old Benjamin Larry Lucadoo landed on his head on the concrete walkway at the front door of the school- he was installing a metal frame on a window.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Management at Jeffco- the company Lucadoo was working for- calls it a freak accident.
Lucadoo was on a ladder about 20 feet up when he slipped and fell.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE# net-j 96-84
GRAPHIC=None


More controversy concerning football coaches in the area - this time in the "Pee Wee" league.
Some eight year olds allege their coach beat them with a belt at practice.
Coach Keith Gaines says their stories are NOT true.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Home Video;


He admits taking off his belt to show the kids how HE was disciplined as a child.
But adamantly denies ever hitting anyone.
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((KEITH GAINES/PEE WEE FOOTBALL COACH: I JUST THINK THEY'RE RIDICULOUS. IT'S REAL HURTFUL. I THOUGHT I WAS DOING A GOOD JOB. I MAY HAVE BEEN IN POOR JUDGEMENT TAKING THE BELT OFF, BUT I NEVER HURT ANY KID.))
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VO-NAT


Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King says police have been actively and aggressively pursuing this case.
He says the charges stem from an intense investigation.
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((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WE HAVE DONE AN INVESTIGATION THAT MIGHT BE COMMENSURATE WITH A MUCH MORE SERIOUS FELONY OFFENSE THAN THIS PARTICULAR ACTIVITY. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The case is scheduled for trial next month.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come-- the largest cable company in the region, is expected to hike up its rates.
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VO-NAT


And from Ambassador to Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright is one of the nominees to fill the president's cabinet.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Explosion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


One witness says at first, he thought it was an earthquake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York; :


Eight people suffered minor injuries in a fire and explosion tonight at Rockefeller Center.
The fire department says flames broke out in a ground-floor restaurant and spread through a duct.
That sparked an explosion near the roof of the skyscraper.
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P-Cabinet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton says his new advisers will meet the challenges of a dangerous time-- and his choices for national security jobs are winning early praise in Congress.
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Today, he nominated the first woman for the job of Secretary of State.
Liz Mullen reports on the new cabinet.
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After weeks of speculation, President Clinton has finally assembled his second term National Security Team. PRESIDENT CLINTON:I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM. I HAVE SELECTED MADELINE ALBRIGHT AS SECRETARY OF STATE, SECRETARY DEFENSE DESIGNATE WILLIAM COHEN, DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE ANTHONY LAKE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, SAMUEL BERGER.
If confirmed by the senate, albright will become the first female Secretary of State-- and the most powerful woman ever to serve in the executive branch.
As U-S- Ambassador to the U-N, 59-year-old Madeline Albright has distinguished herself as an advocate for intervention in Bosnia.. and for Nato expansion. MADELINE ALBRIGHT:I AM DEEPLY HONORED WITH YOUR DECISION TO NOMINATE ME AS SECRETARY OF STATE.
With the appointment of retiring Republican William Cohen, a senator from Maine, to Secretary of Defense, the president is keeping his promise to include Republicans in his administration.
Rounding out the team: National Security Advisor Tony Lake will now head up the C-I-A and Sandy Berger, currently Lake's deputy, will move in to replace Lake.
All but Sandy Berger will require senate approval. standup close
In the meantime, it is not yet known who will succeed Madeline Albright here at the United Nations. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke is being talked about.. as is Bill Richardson, a Democrat from New Mexico. the president has not yet indicated when an announcement about this post.. will be made.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

P-Cable-Rate


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=cox cable


Subscribers of Cox Cable may see their cable bills increase by seven and a half percent, if the plan gets federal approval.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Cox has almost 55 thousand subscribers.
If the increase passes it marks the fourth increase in a little more than two years.
Some customers say they are looking for alternatives.
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((LARRY CORBETT/COX CABLE CUSTOMER: WELL I THINK THIS IS MAKING SATELLITE LOOK BETTER AND BETTER BECAUSE THIS IS COSTING A DOLLAR A DAY NOW AND YOU CAN RENT A SATELLITE DISH FOR PROBABLY ABOUT THE SAME FEE AND GET MORE CHANNELS.))
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One drawback to satellite systems is that not all customers are guaranteed network channels.
Wireless cable is also available.
Cox Cable says it doesn't like to lose customers, yet that is inevitable in a competitive environment.
Cox adds it will be offering new channels to subscribers.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE
Next-- tonight is the first night of the Festival of Lights--- Hanukkah-
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VO-NAT


And in Washington D-C, the national Christmas Tree is lit and the countdown underway.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Hanukkah


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-
GRAPHIC=hanukkah


Tonight is the first night on the Jewish holiday Hanukkah.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


In Israel, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lit the first night's candles in the menorah to celebrate the holiday.
Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights-- in commemoration of the victory over the Syrians two millennia ago.
The Hanukkah celebration lasts eight days- it began at sundown tonight.
Traditionally, gifts are exchanged each night, games are played and a favorite Hanukkah food is served- potato pancakes.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=332-Snow Ending/2-3 Inch Totals/25-29/Cloudy Skies/Wind SW-10/45-49;
SUPER=333-Snow Ending/2-4 Inch Totals/26-29/Cloudy Skies/Wind W-15/40-44;
SUPER=334-Cloudy & Flurries/3-5 Inch Totals/24-28/Cloudy With/Flurries/44-46;
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P-Computer-Security


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


In Virginia, the Health Department keeps a computerized list of all AIDS or HIV-patients in the state.
It also knows just HOW they got it.
As we hear from Ellen Qualls, there are concerns about security--
It would be dangerous information, in the hands of computer hackers.
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SUPER=01-Gary Blankenbecler/Va. Dept. of Health; :52
SUPER=01-Ken Sikora/Computer Consultant; 1:18
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The Virginia Department of Health has what its officials call an internal network.
To get into its database, you need a password...AND to be on a computer in the Richmond headquarters or in the offices of one of the 35 health districts around the state.
That means hackers shouldn't be able to get in through the public world wide web page.
That doesn't mean they don't try to breach the security firewall.
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((ACCORDING TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S OFFICIAL LOGS, ONLY ONE PERSON HAS ATTEMPTED TO HACK IN OVER PHONE LINES FROM AN UNAUTHORIZED LOCATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS.))
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He or she was stopped at the firewall.
The department did NOT try to prosecute.
Among the data within:
Anything public health officials really ought to know, including who has AIDS or HIV, AND how they got it.
Through an IV drug injection?
From a blood transfusion?
Heterosexual sex?
Or homosexual sex?
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((GARY BLANKENBECLER/VA. DEPT. OF HEALTH: WE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. I'VE GOT TWO INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DESIGNATED AS SECURITY JUST TO WATCH OUR NETWORK. AND MAKE SURE OUR POLICIES STAY CURRENT WITH OUR TECHNOLOGY.))
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But some of the department's own employees tell NEWS 7 they believe the system could be broken into.
Computer expert Ken Sikora has helped Virginia Commonwealth University with security.
He was able to hack into the school's financial records.
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((KEN SIKORA/COMPUTER CONSULTANT: I COULD SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE AT VCU TRYING TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS SECURE.))
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The state and Sikora agree: confidential data downloaded onto a PC hard drive is the most easily hacked.
The state says such downloading is a major no-no in the Internet age.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

cool-video


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


Tonight, our video of the day comes from Washington, D-C-- with this year's National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
First, Check out this tree,
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The Roanoke College Children's Choir was the OFFICIAL choir for the ceremony-- warming up the audience.
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The kids from Southwest Virginia fared a little better with their performance than Patti Labelle....
She apparently had the wrong cue-cards, and her back-up singers were late.
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((THIS CHRISTMAS. WHERE ARE MY BACKGROUND SINGERS? OH BABY. THOSE ARE THE WRONG WORDS TO THIS SONG. THIS CHRISTMAS. I'M GOING TO AD-LIB BEST I CAN. I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS, AND I DON'T HAVE MY BACKGROUND SINGERS.))
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ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-20
GRAPHIC=None


Tonight on Primetime sports, Virginia Tech and Radford basketball highlights, but first, Chicago Bulls bad boy Dennis Rodman's new show "The Rodman World Tour" premiered on MTV yesterday and the worm had a few choice words to say about it.
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((DENNIS RODMAN/BULLS FORWARD:))
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Never a dull moment with Dennis the mennis, now you early numbers. wipe to boards!!!!!!!!!
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


There's no place like home for the Hokies. The Tech hoopsters lost 2 out of 3 in Hawaii last weekend but returned to the castle for their season home opener.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Bucs vs. Hokies; :00


The Hokies taking on 2 and 1 East tennessee State. Tech leads the series 10-1.
The Bucs came out hot. Lee walker drives and gets the shot to fall for a 2 point lead for ETSU.
Tech goes to it's ace in the hole. Ace Custis nails the J, but his Hokies still trailed by a basket.
The Bucs Titus Shelton then takes the rock inside and gets the blue collar basket to keep a 1 point advantage.
Former Patrick henry star Troy manns would answer with this pull up jumper and the Hokies win 83 to 41.
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SP-Women


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


On the womens side, the Lady Hokies played James Madison before the men's game...and the hokies LOST 55 to 51.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


Bad news Virginia. Senior point guard Tora Suber remains hospitalized as a precautionary measure to treat swelling in her lower back. She hurt her back in the Cavs loss to Georgia Last night.
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SP-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=Radford


Radford came into tonight's game at the Demon Center having never beaten Richmond.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/Spiders vs. Highlanders; :00


Bill Dooley and the Spiders...3 and OH against Ron Bradley's team at the Dedmon bubble.
Highlander junior center Eric Parker looking to end that streak, he takes the rock on the give and go, slam, jam, thank you mam.
Richmond junior forward Eric Poole then creates with the fake and the bucket inside.
RU, to tough, Anthony walker..ona rope to Eric Bowens, the score right now is ___to____.
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SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=MLB


A couple of diamond notes. Interleague play, revenue sharing and a luxury tax all become part of major league baseball with the final unanimous approval today of the contract between players and owners.
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SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00


Some players and owners still disagree though. For example, the world champion New York Yankees traded catcher Jim Leyritz to the Anehiem Angles in a deal for minor league players to be named later.
Leyritz hit 2 homers and drove in 6 runs during nine post season games this season.
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Also, catcher Terry Steinback will be home for Christmas, and he took a million dollar pay cut to be there.
the free agent signed a two year contract with the Minnesota Twins.
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preview-boards


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


One more look at the latest weather-related school announcements... take school watch
Running TWO HOURS late tomorrow are schools in Covington, and Franklin County-- Franklin County buses will be using snow routes.
And Salem City Schools are running two hours late as well.
Schools in Botetourt County are closed tomorrow, so is Day Spring Christian Academy in Blacksburg....and schools in Monroe County, West Virginia are also closed tomorrow.
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That's it for us on NEWS-7 Primetime-- See you tomorrow, goodnight. ANCHOR=Connie