18:00-01

1-News-Head

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VO-NAT


What's this? A repeat performance of LAST Winter.
Hey it's not even Winter, yet.
We'll talk about the weather first thing on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith

...also take a look at the rising cost of cable T-V, and assess the prospects of computer hackers breaching security on highly- sensitive Health Department records. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Virginia Tech Head coach Frank Beamer talks about preparing for the Hokies upcoming bowl game.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Terry Labonte is in New York ready to accept the award as the Winston Cup Points champion.
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Snow


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Winter doesn't officially arrive for another 2 weeks... but you wouldn't know that by looking outside.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The first "real" snow fall of the season has arrived.
In the Roanoke and New River Valleys there's nothing too severe... but it IS starting to stick to the roads.
A winter weather advisory is already in effect for Alleghany, Bath and Craig counties.
Robin Reed has been keeping track... and he's standing by with more.
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Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


MCU-Wx Office
Wxpro/Full Current Temps Doppler/Full Snowfall
MCU-Wx Office Toss Back To Keith

Closings


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=School Information


The weather is causing the cancellation of evening classes at some schools. Take Fullscreen Schoolwatch
Central Virginia Community College has no night classes.
Dabney Lancaster Community College has cancelled classes tonight.
Also Dominion Business School--no evening classes.
The same is true for Jackson River Technical College--
No night classes at New River Community College.
Virginia Western Community College has cancelled classes tonight.
And Virginia College has no night classes.

Worker-death


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=None


A construction worker fell to his death this afternoon at G-W Carver Elementary School in Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Benjamin Larry Lucadoo was installing a metal frame on a window.
The Police report indicates someone was holding the bottom of the ladder, but that Lucadoo tried to "scoot it over" from the top- -about 25-feet off the ground.
The 48-year old worker landed on his head on the concrete walkway at the front door of the school.
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Amherst-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Central Virginia authorities believe a man found shot to death yesterday in Amherst County WAS the driver of a blood-stained car abandoned in Lynchburg last week.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg Newsroom tonight.
Steve, how far did police get with their investigation today?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Keith, they're still trying to retrace the victim's path from New York City down to central Virginia.
Only then will they know what path THEY need to take with their investigation.
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SOT
IN Q=It started with
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday; :00
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Today; :19
SUPER=01-Sheriff Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co.; :40
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=which direction to go.


(( It started with the discovery of this Nissan Pathfinder Tuesday morning in Lynchburg.
It had been parked in this lot off Wadsworth Street for about a week.
Police forced the lock and discovered the front passenger seat was covered with blood.
But for more than 24 hours, the whereabouts of the driver were unknown.
Then, late Wednesday, a highway worker spotted the body of a black male dumped alongside Route 617 near Lowesville.
24- year- old Vincent Lee Schulterbrandt of the Bronx appeared to have been shot once in the head.
The regional homicide squad consisting of more than a half dozen investigators from around central Virginia revisited the scene today.
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SOT 4:10:40
IN Q=Right now it

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: RIGHT NOW IT DOESN'T LOOK REAL GOOD AS FAR AS HAVING ANY POSSIBLE LEADS, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY ACQUAINTANCES THAT HE HAD DOWN HERE. THE MOTHER HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GIVE US ANY SPECIFIC LOCATION THAT HE WAS GOING TO, SO AT THIS TIME, OR EARLY THIS MORNING, IT WAS HARD TO PINPOINT WHICH DIRECTION TO GO.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=which direction to go.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;
(Steve ad lib live tag)
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave




Tour-Dupont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Tour Dupont


Fans of the Tour Dupont say the loss of the annual cycling event would be more than just a disappointment to western Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The world- class event has focused attention on the sport and the communities through which it passes.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It has also meant a boost in business for merchants who cater to cyclists or the crowds that followed the race.
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SOT
IN Q=We always noticed after the event

((SCOTT LEWEKE/CARDINAL BICYCLE: WE ALWAYS NOTICED AFTER THE EVENT CAME THROUGH THAT THERE WAS A SURGE OF ENTHUSIASM. PEOPLE THAT WERE CYCLISTS BEFORE WOULD COME IN AND GET MORE EXCITED ABOUT GOING OUT AND RIDING. WE ALWAYS HAD NEW CUSTOMERS THAT THOUGHT WELL THIS WOULD BE A NEAT THING TO GET INTO. THEY HADN'T REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT BEFORE, BUT IT BROUGHT NEW CUSTOMERS IN.))
SUPER=01-Scott Leweke/Cardinal Bicycle;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=brought new customers in.
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VO-NAT


The withdrawal of Dupont as the main sponsor of the race, has left organizers scrambling for support.
They'd have to raise more than two million dollars in the next two weeks to keep the 1997 event on course.
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Cable-Rates


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Cox Communications


Cable rates may be on the rise in the Roanoke Valley again.
Cox Communications, the area's largest cable provider, has asked for federal permission to hike its prices.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is outside Cox headquarters tonight.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
(Len ad lib)

ROLL CUE:...heard this all before).
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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SOT
IN Q=It's terrible
SUPER=01-Susan Maxie/Cox Cable Customer; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Larry Corbett/Cox Cable Customer; :22
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35
SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS Home Entertainment Gallery; :48
SUPER=01-Ann Carter/Satellite Subscriber; :57
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=on cable.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
(Len ad lib)
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave
(Keith Question: Do you actually pay more for satellite than for cable?)



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- a Roanoke Valley choral group is in the spotlight at the lighting of the national Christmas tree.
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VO-NAT


and concerns over computer security and state health records. Just who can access confidential medical information?
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Mini-Open


ANCHOR=None
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=None
TAPE#Mini Open
GRAPHIC=None


(("THIS IS VIRGINIA'S NUMBER ONE NEWSCAST, NEWS 7 AT SIX, WITH KEITH HUMPHRY, METEOROLOGIST ROBIN REED AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))

Computer-Security


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's Health Department keeps a list of who has AIDS or HIV in the Commonwealth.
It also knows how they got it.
It's NOT the kind of information you want falling into the hands of computer hackers.
Ellen Qualls reports on concerns about computer security of public health records.
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SOT
IN Q=The Virginia
SUPER=03-Richmond; :12
SUPER=@Ellen1; :23
SUPER=01-Gary Blankenbecler/Va. Dept. of Health; :52
SUPER=01-Ken Sikora/Computer Consultant; 1:18
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

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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.
sot standup tape two 05:21:46

((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.))
runs=:09


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?
sot 06:22:00

((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.))
runs=:13


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.
sot 02:19:11

((KEN SIKORA/COMPUTER CONSULTANT: I COULD SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE AT VCU TRYING TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS SECURE.))
runs=:08


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.))

Salem-Coach


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=None


Some pee wee football players in Salem say they were "snake bit"... or hit with a belt... by their COACH.
Three 8- year- olds say the alleged whipping took place during the team's last practice in early November.
But coach Keith Gaines says the allegations are absolutely absurd.
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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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SOT 11:02:51
IN Q=I just

((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.))
SUPER=01-Keith Gaines/Pee Wee Football Coach;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=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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SOT 11:24:17
IN Q=We have

((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. ))
SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=particular activity
ANCHOR=keith
SS=None


A January 13th trial date has been set.

Stocks


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


On Wall Street stock players were moving with a measure of caution, ahead of tomorrow morning's government report on November unemployment.
The Dow gained 14 points, closing at 64 hundred 37.
NASDAQ was UP three points.
Runs=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Gallery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=None


The Gallery of Local Artists at the New River Valley Mall is temporarily closed for business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Friday the annual gallery opened in a previously un-used mall space, after volunteers spent three weeks setting up.
Artists obtained donations including lumber for a stage to offer live performances and carpet to cover part of the dirt floor.
Christiansburg High School students strung the ceiling lights.
But late yesterday the building inspector shut it down due to lack of an adequate floor.
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SOT 15:17:58
IN Q=

((DARCY MEEKER/NEW RIVER ARTS COUNCIL: THE IDEA WAS WE'D GET THAT SPACE READY AND THEN WE COULD USE IT EVERY YEAR FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS. SO EVERYBODY WAS WILLING TO REALLY PUT A LITTLE EXTRA INTO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Darcy Meeker/New River Arts Council;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=extra into it.
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VO-NAT


The gallery will reopen tomorrow, but in a smaller space at the other end of the mall.
Organizers aren't sure yet whether they'll have to cancel all the live performances.
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National-Tree


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Christmas


A group of young people from the Roanoke Valley shared the spotlight with President and Mrs. Clinton today in Washington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Roanoke College Children's choir performed this afternoon at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.
The group was making its second appearance at the national pageant.
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SOT OF MUSIC
IN Q=This Christmastide

(( ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this Chrismastide.(END OF SONG)
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VO-NAT


The choir is planning two Christmas Concerts here in Roanoke.
They are scheduled December 14th and 15th at St. Andrews Catholic Church.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Virginia Tech prepares for the holiday and their trip to a bowl game, Terry Labonte is in New York where he will be crowned the Winston Cup Points champion,
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VO-NAT ENG#


And this afternoon, Nascar President Bill France issues a statement supporting Rick Hendrick who was indicted by a grand jury yesterday in North Carolina.
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S-Hendrick


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=Rick Hendrick


On the eve of its Banquet to honor its drivers, Nascar issued a statement this afternoon concerning car owner Rick Hendrick
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-1996 Season


Hendrick was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday with paying bribes to executives of Honda of America in exchange for preferential treatment.
He said he would plead innocent and he received the backing of Nascar today in New York.
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SOT
IN Q="THE RESULTS...

((BILL FRANCE/NASCAR PRESIDENT: ))
SUPER=01-Bill France/Nascar President; :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=........way possible."
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S-Labonte


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=TERRY LABONTE


When Terry Labonte, one of Hendrick's drivers, won his first Winston Cup Championship in 1984, his earnings for that entire year were just over $700 thousand dollars.
This year his take is more than 5 times that much.
Mike Stevens talked with the 39 year old Texas native about his championship season VIA satellite from New York.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=@mike1; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/1996 Winston Cup Champion; :00
SUPER=03-Martinsville/September 22- Hanes 500; :26
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=...IN NEW YORK CITY."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies are spending this week out of pads, in the weight room and on the road running.
The team will be giving their minds a workout as well, exams begin next Friday.
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SOT
IN Q=we're

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...on that"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Hokies;


While the Hokies are having a chance to catch their breath, they won't get too relaxed.
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SOT
IN Q="this

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=....on this team"
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S-Hockey


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express lost it's home ice to a Beauty and a Beast this week. Walt Disney's World on Ice tour is in town.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Evening; :00


20 skaters from the Roanoke Express youth Hockey club joined the professional skaters.
The Express was represented. Centerman Ilya Dubkov also skated with the younsters. Many of the Beauty and the Beast pros are also Russian, making the evevning twice as nice for Dubkov.
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SOT
IN Q="It's

((ILYA DUBKOV/EXPRESS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Ilya Dubkov/Express Center; :00
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=...laguage to"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Roanoke youth hockey players realized skating with Mickey Mouse was fun and similar to hockey.
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SOT
IN Q="It..

((FIELDING BREWBAKER/YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYER:)) ((JESSE LONG/YOUTH HOCKEY PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Fileding Brebaker/Youth Hockey Player; :00
SUPER=01-Jesse Long/Youth Hockey Player; :06
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...much the same"
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Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-35/22/72/1994/17/1974;
SUPER=306-32/31/96/Calm/29.86f/7:20am/5:02pm;


Forecasts
SUPER=#566;
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Snow Ending/1-3 Inches/30-32/Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/50-52;
SUPER=331-Light Rain/Mixed With Snow/32-34/Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/50-52;
SUPER=332-Snow & Sleet/1-2 Inches/25-29/Cloudy Skies/Wind SW-10/45-49;
SUPER=333-Winter Wx Advisory/1-3 Inches Snow/26-29/Cloudy Skies/Wind

W-15/40-44; SUPER=X5001; SUPER=334-Winter Wx Advisory/1-3 Inches Snow/24-28/Cloudy With/Flurries/44-46;