18:00-01

1-News-Head

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VO-NAT


Fire claims the life of a 17 year old boy in Pittsylvania County.
That's the lead on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We also have a follow-up on the elderly couple overcome by fumes from the furnace in their own home.
And we'll hear from the physician convicted of a firearms charge. Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports Virginia Tech's Bill Foster talks about his Hokies, Danville, Giles, Brookville and Salem are ready for state championship games,
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VO-NAT


but for the Spartans, Victory Stadium--the site for their game--looks more like the frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field!
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The first part of the weekend looks wet but things will clear late Saturday. Forecast details and WeatherSchool, in just a few minutes.

Pitts-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A Pittsylvania County teenager died this morning when fire consumed the mobile home he shared with his parents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Authorities discovered the body of 17- year old Alexander Ferrell in a back bedroom.
The family's mobile home was located on Beaver Street, off Route 360- in the Blairs community.
Sheriff's officials say Ferrell's father had already left for work when his mother noticed smoke.
Authorities believe an electrical short may have sparked the fire.
An autopsy will be done in Roanoke.
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Carbon-Monoxide


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Home Safety


Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that can be fatal.
The toxic fumes killed a Halifax County couple earlier this week.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the elderly and young children are especially susceptible.
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IN Q=Carbon monoxide
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Tuesday; :00
SUPER=01-Roosevelt Johns/Danville Fire Dept.; :20
SUPER=01-Tom Cahill/Carbon Monoxide Survivor; :50
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:16
SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; 1:26
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Carbon monoxide is a silent killer.
Perhaps no one understands the deadly consequence more than the family of Isaac and Annie Garner.
The elderly Halifax County couple died when their oil heater malfunctioned sending carbon monoxide into the air.
The toxic fume essentially prevents oxygen from entering the blood stream.
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15:24:06
SOT
IN Q=As a

((ROOSEVELT JOHNS/DANVILLE FIRE DEPT.:AS A RESULT OF THIS YOU GET THE LETHARGIC BEHAVIOUR, YOU BECOME DIZZY, YOU BECOME UNABLE TO PERFORM ORDINARY TASKS SUCH AS OPENING A WINDOW.))
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OUT Q=a window.


Tom Cahill is a carbon monoxide survivor-- who credits his cats for saving his life.
Because animals, young children and the elderly generally use more oxygen and breathe faster than adults, they're typically the first to exhibit flu-like symptoms.
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SOT
IN Q=When

((TOM CAHILL/CARBON MONOXIDE SURVIVOR: WHEN I GOT UP TO TEND TO THE SICK ONE THAT WAS WHEN I NOTICED THAT I WAS DIZZY MYSELF. ))
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OUT Q=dizzy myself.


Cahill immediately called 911- and began opening windows-- suspecting carbon monoxide.
When the fire department arrived-- a quick test, with an instrument like this, showed dangerously high levels. nat sound
RUNS=:02


It turns out, a large number of dead birds had blocked the exhaust pipe leading from Cahill's furnace.
Experts say it could happen to anyone who burns fuel or wood.
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15:18:51
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IN Q=If you

((B. G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF:IF YOU ARE THE TYPE OF HOMEOWNER THAT USES SOME TYPE OF COMBUSTIBLE FUEL OIL TO HEAT ANYTHING IN YOUR HOME, WHETHER IT BE THE HOT WATER IN THE SUMMER, TO COOK WITH OR TO HEAT THE HOME IN THE WINTER, I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR. ))
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OUT Q=monoxide detector.


Experts also suggests having your furnace checked on a regular basis.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Andersen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=William Andersen

* * * Note: ANCHOR TAG * * *
Craig County's only resident physician was convicted today of brandishing a firearm.
Dr. Bill Andersen was fined 25 dollars.
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IN Q=Andersen had spotted
SUPER=03-New Castle; :00
SUPER=01-Roy Law/Teenage Driver's Father;
SUPER=01-Bernice Law/Teenage Driver's Mother;
SUPER=@File;
SUPER=07-Dr. Bill Andersen
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Andersen had spotted four teenagers on Route 311 in New Castle one Saturday night last Summer.
He says they were driving erratically.
He followed them for some distance, pulled them over and got out of his truck with gun in his hand.
He serves as a medical examiner on occasion, but he never claimed to be a policeman.
By the time it got to court today, Andersen offered to apologize if the juvenile driver would drop the brandishing charge and a claim that Anderson had pretended to be a police officer.
SOT FULL11:22:53

THEY WANT A TRIAL
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Though the charges were not filed by law enforcement officers, the prosecutor had to take the case to court.
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SOT Roy Law 14:02:45
IN Q=

((IF IT HAD BEEN ANYBODY ELSE IN THE COUNTY THAT HAD PULLED A GUN ON PEOPLE AND RUN THEM DOWN LIKE THAT, THEY WOULD PUT HAVE PUT THEM IN JAIL, IT'S HARD TO TELL WHAT THEY'D HAVE DONE. ))
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SOT 14:02:00 Bernice Law
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((I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HIS PRIVILEGE TO CARRY A GUN.))
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In finding Andersen guilty of brandishing his pistol, Judge Buzz Emick told the doctor the way he handled the situation September 14th was wrong.
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SOT Andersen 14:19:30
IN Q=

((I'M COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT I DID. IF IT HAD IT TO DO OVER AGAIN, I WOULD PROBABLY KEEP MY WEAPON CONCEALED. I DO HAVE A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT.))
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Andersen says he doesn't think the people involved represent the community as a whole. He says people he sees in his family practice have been most supportive.
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SOT last response
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((I WOULD NEVER WANT TO LEAVE AND I THINK MOST OF THE PEOPLE WOULD NEVER WANT ME TO. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=want me to.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=William Andersen


Judge Emick dismissed a reckless driving charge against the 17-year old driver.

B'burg-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A three-year-old burglary in Blacksburg may be solved with the arrrest of a woman in Florida.
In 1993, Monica Frydrych (FREE-drick) allegedly stole more than 125-thousand dollars worth of jewelry and silver from a home in Blacksburg.
Police connected that break-in and several others to gypsies from New York.
Frydrych has been a suspect ever since.
Last month police in Palm Beach arrested her on suspicion of burglary there. She's awaiting extradition to Virginia.

Knievel


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Robbie Knievel


Daredevil Robbie Knievel didn't show up for his court case in Roanoke... but he is hoping to make a return trip to Southwestern Virginia in the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Knievel was charged with being drunk in public in October.
He was arrested after making a racket in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
The incident happened the night before a scheduled appearence at the Salem Civic Center-- which was cancelled after the arrest.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning... his attorney... plead no contest to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
Afterwards his lawyer said Knievel still wants to schedule another jump in the Roanoke Valley.
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SOT 8:55:47
IN Q=He really

((BETTINA ALTIZER/KNIEVEL'S ATTORNEY: HE REALLY CARES A LOT ABOUT HIS FANS. HE TRIED TO THE VERY LAST MOMENT LATE ON FRIDAY EVENING TO TRY AND GET THIS JUMP TAKEN CARE OF. HE HOPES TO DO THAT AND GET ANOTHER PROMOTER AND MAKE THE JUMP HERE IN ROANOKE TO SATISFY HIS FANS. ))
SUPER=01-Bettina Altizer/Knievel's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=his fans
ANCHOR=keith
SS=Robbie Knievel


Knievel will have to pay a 50 dollar fine on the disorderly conduct conviction.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--
Some Tech fans remember only too well being stranded in New Orleans after
last year's Sugar Bowl---we'll find out what's being done to make sure it

doesn't happen again with this year's Game.
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VO-NAT


and a Roanoke neighborhood landmark is awarded an important designation, celebrating 75 years of service to the community.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Tour-Dupont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Tour Dupont


With the future of the Tour Dupont up in the air, local organizers say they need some answers... soon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A lawsuit between the owners of the event, and the loss of its major national sponsor may make it difficult for the bicycle race to survive.
Cycle Roanoke Valley has sent a letter to race promoters with a number of questions, including what teams have entered the race, who will stage the event, and what companies have signed on as national sponsors.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Without a satisfactory response by the middle of December, Mac McCadden says the group will re-evaluate its decision to host a local stage of the event.

Omni-Travel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Bowl bids don't go out till Saturday, but some Virginia Tech fans are already planning a trip to South Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Travel agents in Blacksburg have started booking reservations for the Orange Bowl.
Omni Travel owner Patti Cowley (COOLEY) says it's best to book early, then transfer the reservations if necessary.
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SOT
IN Q=The prices

(( ))
SUPER=01-Patti Cowley/Omni Travel;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=supply and demand
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 1995


And for fans worried about getting stranded AFTER the game, as some were at last year's Sugar Bowl, Cowley says she's booked different charter service this year and made arrangements intended to keep that from happening again.
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O'Dell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's electric chair may be pulled out of semi- retirement this month.
Virginia Beach rapist and killer Joseph O'Dell has chosen electrocution for his December 18th execution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Barring a successful appeal or clemency, O'Dell will become the first inmate to die in the chair in over two and half years.
Lethal injection became an option in January 1995 -- and has been used in the last ten executions.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=None


O'Dell wrote the Governor in 1994, requesting that his body be stuffed and mounted for public display as an anti-crime message.

Day-Murders


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


There have been 10 murders in Roanoke City this year.
Arrests have been made in all of them... except for the killings of Manfred and Wanda Woody.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 6;


It was exactly six months ago that the couple was found dead in the kitchen of their Day Avenue apartment.
Apparently they had both been beaten with an iron skillet.
Even though there have been no charges filed at this point... police say the murder investigation is extremely active.
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SOT 15:16:33
IN Q=We're working

((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: WE'RE WORKING REAL FREQUENTLY ON THE CASE. WE FEEL WE HAVE SOME DIRECT FOCUS IN THE CASE. AND WE CERTAINLY FEEL LIKE IT'S ONE WE WILL RESOLVE EVENTUALLY. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=resolve eventually
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VO-NAT


The Woody's were found by their 17- year- old son.
He told police that he had been home... sleeping at the time and heard nothing.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Another nasty turn in the battle to buy Conrail.
C-S-X and Conrail are countersuing Norfolk Southern.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


They allege N-S has interfered with their merger plans by suing them.
C-S-X and Conrail seek punitive damages and are demanding a jury trial.
N-S calls the claims "frivolous".
Conrail has scheduled a shareholders meeting for later this month, in which shareholders can basically give their thumbs up to the deal with C-S-X.
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Stocks


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


Stock markets around the world plunged after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested prices are inflated.
Wall Street spent much of the day recovering, still settling with a decline.
The Dow dropped 55 points, finishing the week at 63 hundred 82.
NASDAQ was off 12 points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Gainsboro


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=None


Since 1921, the Gainsboro library has been a center of self- improvement and a symbol of civic pride.
Today the neighborhood celebrated the library's designation as a state and national historic landmark.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Gainsboro branch opened its doors 75 years ago, a few months after the main library opened in Elmwood Park.
Today, city officials and library patrons recognized the anniversary with a tribute to those who have supported the facility, including longtime librarian Virginia Lee.
And they also were looking to the future.
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IN Q=Let's keep up

((EVELYN BETHEL: LET'S KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND LET'S PULL TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO LET THIS LIBRARY BE ONE OF OUR ANCHORS TO BRING OUR RESIDENTS BACK HOME AND AS WE WELCOME NEW ONES.))
SUPER=07-Evelyn Bethel;
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OUT Q=welcome new ones.
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VO-NAT


The current Gainsboro library building was dedicated in 1942.
The branch now houses more than 30- thousand books.
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Averett-College


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Education


Averett College in Danville received an early Christmas present today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The E. Stuart James Charitable Trust has pledged one- million dollars to the school.
The money will be used for construction of the new athletic and convocation center to be built on the new North Campus.
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((DR. FRANK R. CAMPBELL/AVERETT COLLEGE PRES.:WHAT THIS GIFT DOES FOR US, IS IT ENABLES US TO ACCELERATE OUR TIME SCHEDULE FOR GETTING STARTED, ON THE ATHLETIC AND CONVOCATION CENTER, WE'VE MET ALL OUR FUNDRAISING GOALS TO THIS POINT, AND WE WOULD HAVE HAD ALL THESE FUNDS RAISED BY THE END OF 1998, BUT THIS IS A GOOD LEAP FROG GIFT AND WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Frank R. Campbell/Averett College Pres.; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=for it.
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=Education


Averett hopes to have the Grant center completed in the spring of 1998.


Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


We will take you to Victory Stadium, the site of Salem's state championship game tomorrw, plus we will preview the 3 other title tilts,
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VO-NAT


and we will also go to basketball practice at Virginuia Tech to talk with Bill Foster.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=FFE


Four teams from our coverage area will compete for a state championship tomorrow. Salem plays Sherando for the Division 4 title at 1:30 at Victory Stadium.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


This is how the Victory Stadium's field looked at 4pm this afternoon; covered in snow.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation worked on the field for a short time today but decided to stop for fear of doing more harm than good because the field was too wet. They will re evaluate in the morning. Robin Reed's forecast calls for rain to start after midnight tonight and stop sometime before kickoff.
SUPER=03-Tazwell Co./Div. 4 State Semi-Finals;


Salem beat Grundy in overtime last Saturday in worse conditions to advance to the Spartans 3rd title appearance and these Spartans like Victory Stadium's field.
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SOT
IN Q="I played

((JEFF AKERS/SALEM SENIOR LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Akers/Salem Senior Linebacker; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...it won't get too messy"
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S-Games


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=FFE


Three other teams from our Friday Football Extra family will also try and win state titles tomorrow.
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In Division 6, undefeated G.W. Danville takes on 12 and 1 Chantilly at W.T. Woodsen High School at 1:30. in Fairfax. pinnacle 13517
Of course the Salem game, which we've already talked about, gets under way at 1:30 against Sherando. pinnacle 13518
In Division three, Brookeville hopes to cap off a great 12 and 1 season with one more win against 12 and 1 James Monroe at Spotsylvania High School at 1:30. pinnacle 13519 Finally, 13 and OH Giles will be in Richmond playing Powhatan High School, That game is being played at Midlothian High School, against at 1:30. We will have highlights of all four games tomorrow on News 7 at 6.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


The Virginia Tech mens basketball team takes on Coastal Carolina tomorrow night at Castle Coliseum in a 1pm tip off.
But the Hokies will be without senior guard/forward David Jackson who injured his left knee in last night's win over East Tennessee State.
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SOT
IN Q=It looks like

((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...right after Christmas"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00


The Hokies topped the Bucs 83-41 last night at the Castle. Ace Custis led all scorers with 18 points.
Now Bill Foster's team turns its focus to tomorrow's game against the Coastal Carolina, a team Tech has beaten in only two meetings between the two powers.
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SOT
IN Q="they're
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...in good shape"
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Radford


Radford battles the Thundering Herd of Marshall tomorrow at the Dedmon Center. That game gets underway at 7pm.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/Spiders vs. Highlanders; :00


Ron Bradley's Highlanders topped Richmond 67-62 last night. The victory marks the first time ever Radford has beaten the Spiders.
Junior Eric Parker slammed home 12 points while teammate Anthony Walker registered 20.
The Highlanders have little time to celebrate their two game win streak. Radford has never beaten the undefeated Thundering Herd. Again, game time at the bubble is 7.
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S-Banquet


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-22
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


The 1996 NASCAR awards banquet is set for tonight at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00


Champion Terry Labonte will be in the spotlight, but the man in black is sure to attract his share of attention.
Earlier this week we asked Terry Labonte what Earnhardt's hiring of crew chief Larry McReynolds does for the 3 car.
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IN Q="Well, he was...

((TERRY LABONTE/1996 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/1996 Winston Cup Champion; :00
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OUT Q=...BEST SHOT."
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S-Army


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=College football


A number of college conference championships will be on the line tomorrow. NeBraska/Colorado and Florida/Alabama to name two. The 97th Army/Navy game kicks off tomorrow at Veterans stadium in Philadelphia.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


This is almost always an interesting game because of the intense rivalry between the two service academies, but this year the excitement and anticipation surrounding the game is even greater because Army comes in with a 9-and-1 record and Navy has a 8-and-2 mark.
The winner of the game will be headed to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport.
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ANCHOR=Steve

Centered
And remember you can watch the Army-Navy game tomorrow at Noon right here on WDBJ-7.
And right after that football game we'll have the UVa-Clemson basketball game at 4pm.

S-Goran


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=tennis


One tennis note before we get the weekend started. Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnekov are in the semi finals of the Grand Slam Cup.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Munich, Germany; :00


So is Goran's nifty hair cut. Goran, the defending champion advanced with a straight set, 6-4, 6-4 win over Marc Woodforde. When you make the big money, you can have any hair style you want.
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