12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


Tragedy in Pittsylvania County as a mobile home goes up in flames.
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One record has been broken on the Columbia shuttle mission, now the astronauts get ready to break a second.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


It's the day after our December surprise, and the skies are sunny but they won't stay that way for long. Rain is on the way for tonight, I'll have all the details, plus a look at sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around, the news is next.

Pitts-Fire


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=fatal


A mobile home that caught fire this morning killed a Pittsylvania County teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Police identified the victim as 17- year- old Alexander Ferrell.
The trailer was located on Beaver Street off Route 360 in the Blairs community.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but foul play is NOT suspected.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
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SNOW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An icy road is being blamed for a traffic fatality in Amherst County.
State police say 46- year- old Vernon Drummond, Junior was killed in an accident on Route 29, this morning.
Police say Drummond was trying to pass a tractor-trailer when he lost control of his pickup, struck a guard rail and then was hit by the truck.
This fatality is part of the surprising wintry weather that blanketed the area yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The snow began falling late in the afternoon.
The timing of the snowfall resulted in a rush hour nightmare for motorist.
Some major highways experienced major traffic jams.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The National Weather Service says about two to four inches fell in most regions.
The Alleghany Highlands got hit with the most Snow.
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MUDSLIDE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In northwestern Japan fourteen members of a construction crew have been buried by a mudslide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan;


More than 100 police officers and firefighters are searching for the workers who are believed to be buried in 65 feet of mud.
The mudslide struck as about 50 men were repairing a concrete dam that was damaged by flooding last year.
It has been snowing and raining in the region for several days.
The region is set to host the Winter Olympics in 19-98.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


NASA calls it good news-bad news.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;;

10:01:32
First the bad news.
Low clouds over the FLorida skies are keeping Columbia in orbit one more day.
But the good news is that the 24 hour extension means Columbia will set a record as the longest shuttle flight.
Sixty-one- year- old Story Musgrave, who is making his sixth and final shuttle flight, is jokingly being blamed for Columbia's landing delays.
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SOT
IN Q=

10;02:44 ((CURT BROWN:WE GOT STORY UP THERE AND NOW WE CAN'T GET HIM BACK.
(butt bite, COVER WITH GRAPHIC OR NET J)

10:02:51 KEN COCKRELL:HE MAY BE THE REASON SENDING OUT ALL THOSE MENTAL VIBRATIONS. ))
SUPER=02-Ken Cockrell/Shuttle Commander; :03
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to stay.
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VO-NAT


Columbia has been in space since November 19th.
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Worker-death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


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


Larry (LUCK-a-doo) Lucadoo was installing a metal frame on a set of windows above the front door.
According to management at Jeffco, the company LUCK-a-doo was working for, the 48- year- old slipped off a ladder and fell about 20 feet.
Lucadoo landed on his head on a concrete sidewalk.
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Amherst-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Virginia authorities are trying to figure out who murdered a New York man and dumped his body along a Amherst County road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Yesterday, investigators with the regional homicide squad traveled to the spot where Vincent Lee (SHUL-ter-brant's) Schulterbrandt's body was found by a highway worker.
The 24- year- old Bronx resident had been shot once in the head.
It appeared he had been dead for several days.
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SOT 4:09:29
IN Q=The only thing

((JIMM AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE ONLY THING WE'VE GATHERED FROM FAMILY IS THAT HE LEFT THE NEW YORK AREA EN ROUTE DOWN TO THIS AREA TO VISIT SOME FRIENDS THAT HAD MOVED TO THIS AREA FROM NEW YORK.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=from New York.
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VO-NAT


The car that police believe (SHUL-ter-brant) was driving had been found in Lynchburg Tuesday.
Its front passenger seat was covered with blood.
If you have information about the crime to contact the Amherst County Sheriff's department.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


The plaintiffs in O-J Simpson's civil trial are expected to rest their case today but not before testimony from Nicole Brown's mother and Ron Goldman's father.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


The defense will begin arguing its case next week.
Meanwhile, notes produced yesterday indicate Simpson admitted getting a message from girlfriend Paula Barrbieri on the day of the murders.
Under oath, Simpson said he never got the message that she wanted to break up with him.
Plaintiffs insist that news helped drive him into a murderous rage.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Unabomber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Federal government is changing its strategy in the prosecution of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski.
Officials want to try Kaczynski first in New Jersey for a murder there.
That trial would begin in June.
Kaczynski would then face another murder trial in November in California. But Kaczynski's lawyers are requesting a single trial in California on all the unabomber charges.
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tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on the newscast,
An American music classic is remade in memory of sixteen Scottish children who perished at their school.
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VO-NAT


And Robbie Knievel is not jumping over cars-- he's jumping through legal hurdles.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Talent=Patrick

Wx-Tease music up full comm1

Scotland-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A popular song by Bob Dylan has been remade as a tribute to the sixteen children who perished in the Dunblane Scotland school massacre.
Tom Fenton has the story.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Dublane, Scotland;
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting;
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=CBS News

(( For Duncan Turner and Jack Crozier, time will fade the memories of the massacre in which their sisters died on march 13th ..
When a lone gunman shot 16 of these children and their teacher in a scottish school.
But from a music store near dunblane came the idea for a musical memorial that is likely to become a best seller in britain this christmas.
Brothers and sisters of the dead children went to london's famed abbey road studio to sing backing vocals on a new recording of bob dylan's "knocking on heaven's door."
The children and theis parents are campaigning for a total ban on handguns in britain.
The picture on the record jacket was drawn by 5-year-old emma crozier three months before she died.
The father of the murdered joanna ross says he hopes his surviving daughter will "think of her big sister every time it's played."
Profits from the record will go to children's charities in scotland. the people of dunblane hope parents will buy it for theis children at christmas, rather than toy guns.
Tom Fenton, CBS News, london.))


Salem-Coach


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Keith Gaines coached his son's Pee Wee team to a championship--
But now allegations have surfaced that he hit some players with a belt.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Home Video;


Here he is November second, coaching his North Salem Eagles as they won the championship in the seven to eight year old age group.
But police say the incident happened the night before during practice at Oakey's Field.
SUPER=03-Salem;


Gaines is accused of hitting three of the kids with his belt.
Yesterday, he admitted that he took his belt off... but says he NEVER struck a child.
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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


Gaines says he's already hired a lawyer.
A trial date is scheduled for January 13th.
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Knievel


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=knievel, bobby


Daredevil Robby Knievel did not make it to Roanoke for his court case... but apparently he does want to come back to the Star City for another shot at a death- defying jump.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


In October, Knievel was handed a drunk in public charge the night before a performance at the civic center.
Police say he was banging on doors in a Northwest neighborhood.... and the show was ultimately cancelled.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today... a plea agreement was reached.
Through his attorney, he pleaded guilty to a lesser crime of disorderly conduct.
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SOT 8:54:06
IN Q=They refused

((BETTINA ALTIZER/KNIEVEL'S ATTORNEY: THEY REFUSED TO GIVE HIM A BREATHALIZER. HE REQUESTED TO DO ANY KIND OF TEST POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE ALCOHOL. THAT WAS REFUSED. IF IT HAD GONE FORWARD ON THAT, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE DUKEING IT OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Bettina Altizer/Knievel's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=dukeing it out
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VO-NAT


Altizer says Knievel wants to make a return trip to Roanoke so he can please his fans in Southwestern Virginia.
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B'burg-Robbery


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Blacksburg police believe they may finally close the books on a burglary that happened in 19-93.
More than 125 thousand dollars worth of property, mostly jewelry and silver was stolen from a residence in the southeast part of town.
Police connected gypsies from New York to that break-in, as well as several others.
Monica Frydrych (Freed-rick) was a suspect at the time.
Last month police in Palm Beach, Florida arrested her for suspicion of burglary there.
She's awaiting extradition to Blacksburg.

Dudley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Dudley


State Senate hopeful Allen Dudley is enlisting the help of his fellow Republicans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The Republican hopes to fill the seat vacated by congressman elect Virgil Goode. He campaigned in Henry County last night.
Dudley was joined by fellow Republicans Jim Gilmore and Jerry Kilgore.
The three who are each running for office, spoke about cracking down on crime.
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IN Q=

(( DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING TO LOOK AT, AGAIN, IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION, JOBS AND CRIME, IF WE'LL EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN, AND PROVIDE A JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM, THESE ARE NOT THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT GROW UP TO BECOME CRIMINALS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) State Senate Candidate; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=become criminals.
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VO-NAT


There's less than two weeks before the special election-- which pits Dudley against Democrat Roscoe Reynolds.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore wants the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to help keep tobacco away from kids.
The A-B-C is already in charge of stopping sales of beer, wine and liquor to anyone under 18.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


Gilmore told the Farm Bureau yesterday that the agency should coordinate efforts to stop tobacco sales to minors.
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SOT
IN Q=I want to take

((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I WANT TO TAKE CIGARETTES OUT OF THE HANDS OF VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN. VIRGINIANS UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT OF DETERRING OR PREVENTING TOBACCO USE BY MINORS. VIRGINIA'S LAWS AGAINST SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO CHILDREN ARE AMONG THE TOUGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.))
SUPER=@Gilmore
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in the country.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore also said he does NOT support tougher federal regulations on tobacco use.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
If you are watching this newscast on Cox Cable-- it will soon cost you more.
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VO-NAT


And,
An art gallery for local artists in the New River Valley gets an unwanted change of scenery.
Stay with us.
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Cable-Rates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Cox Communications


Cox cable rates are on the rise again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Roanoke Valley cable provider will increase its prices next March.
Folks with expanded cable will pay another two-dollars a month.
Jack Parrott is on the Roanoke Valley Cable Television Committee.
He says as long as the move is in compliance with federal guidelines, there's not much the committee can do.
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SOT 11:40:14
IN Q=Local governments

((JACK PARROTT/CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE QUITE POWERLESS IN THESE SITUATIONS. Is that frustrating? PARROTT: IT IS, IT'S QUITE FRUSTRATING.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Cable Television Committee;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=quite frustrating.
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VO-NAT


Cox says it's raising rates as a result of programming costs, channel additions, inflation, and an overall increase in operating costs.
This marks the fourth rate increase by Cox Communications in a little more than two years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Some premium service customers will see an increase of fifty cents on special packages.
Before the rates go into effect though, the changes must be approved by federal regulators.

Gallery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=NONE


After only six days of business, the annual Gallery of Local Artists shut down yesterday at the New River Valley Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


It will reopen today, but in a much smaller space at the other end of the mall.
Artists worked all day yesterday to move into the new space, which does not include enough room for all the live performances they had scheduled throughout the month.
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SOT 15:16:56
IN Q=

((DARCY MEEKER/NEW RIVER ARTS COUNCIL: THE LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE KIND OF DICEY AT THE MOMENT. WE THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR DOOR AND MAYBE SINGLE PERFORMERS INSIDE THE STORE SPACE, BUT WE DON'T KNOW YET. ))
SUPER=01-Darcy Meeker/New River Arts Council;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we don't know yet.
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VO-NAT


The building inspector nixed the original space because of its dirt floor.
After three weeks of set-up using volunteer labor and mostly- donated materials, the artists had hoped to be able to use the space for the next several years.
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Tour-Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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 19-97 event on course.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-44/51/W 6mph/29.88f/73/1956/15/1984;;
SUPER=301-42/65/W 8mph/29.90s/74/1956/16/1992;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Light Rain/Possible/36-40/Morning Clouds/Then Clearing/50-54;
SUPER=331-Rain/Possible/38-42/Becoming/Partly Sunny/52-56;
SUPER=332-Rain/Likely/34-38/Mostly/Cloudy/48-52;
SUPER=333-Rain/Possible/34-38/Clouds/Then Clearing/44-48;
SUPER=334-Rain/Likely/34-38/Mostly/Cloudy/44-48;
SUPER=X5001;


INTERNATIONAL-STOCKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


Overseas stock markets are suffering.
Prices fell sharply in London and Asia today following remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Analysts say investors fear he might raise interest rates to burst the bubble on the overvalued market.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


Greenspan's comments also set the Dow Jones reeling.
Prices have recovered a bit.
At Noon, the Dow was DOWN 70 points.
tease#3

SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


UP next,
Virginia tech doubles an opponent's score in Basketball.
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VO-NAT


And magical beer is on tap at a Pub in England.
We'll get the mystical details later on in the newscast.
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MUSIC UP FULL comm4

Hendrick


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=nascar


On the eve of NASCAR's Banquet that annually honors the drivers, a statement was issued concerning Winston Cup champion car owner Rick Hendrick.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-1996 Season


Hendrick was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for 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 yesterday 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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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
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 Blacksburg and the Cassell for their season home opener.
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VO-NAT #eng
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 SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/83/ETSU/41;

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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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech football


In football, Virginia Tech is out of pads this week. Weight training and a little running are the physical workouts the Hokies will take part in.
Exams begin next friday and wrap up on the 19th.
While the players will be studying; the coaches will take advantage of the time to shake the bushes for future prospects.
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SOT
IN Q="Right now

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=....on football"
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BEER-ON-WALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


You've heard the song, the one about the bottles of beer on the wall--the one that's been sung on many a long car trip, well now you can see the real thing at a British pub.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stourbridge, England;

7:21;40
At Somerset House you can leave your pint of beer on the wall.
Experts can not explain why the pints stay on the wall without support.
But the pub owner may have an explanation.
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SOT
IN Q=Something to do with the pub.
SUPER=01-John Selwyn/Pub Manager; :05
RUNS=:13
OUT Q= simply magic.
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VO-NAT


So far only Salwyn and a pub regular can perform this feat. (----------------)