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1-News-Head

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VO-NAT


A familiar face to us finds himself in familiar surroundings- -making familiar arguments.
We've got a late report on the infamous case of Jens Soering.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the frenzy over Tech and NEBRASKA! in the Orange Bowl. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, an update on Hanging Rock pro Chip Sullivan's quest for a PGA card, 'Bama names a new football coach, the Hokies talk about the Huskers,
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VO-NAT


and Mike Stevens will have a report from Blacksburg on the Virginia Tech mens basketball team.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Time to break the chain of cold weather days. Warmer conditions will arrive tomorrow and last for the rest of the week.

Soering


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Six years after he was convicted of the double murders of his girlfriend's parents, Jens Soering returned to Bedford today seeking to overturn those convictions and earn a new trial.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave

Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford tonight. Steve, does it looks like Soering will get another day in court?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Bedford;
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(Rollcue: argued over evidence that never came up in his 1990 trial.)
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VO-NAT **Steve mic hot**
SUPER=03-Bedford;

Steve does v/o for :40 seconds
OUT Q of VO=should have made them suspects in the Haysom murders
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Ferrell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Dorothy Farrell


Round one is over for a former Halifax elementary school teacher convicted of possessing crack cocaine.
Dorothy Ferrell and a school custodian were arrested in April after authorities found crack cocaine and a pipe used to smoke it in her car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Ferrell was convicted by a judge this afternoon and immediately sent to jail.
The former second grade teacher's legal worries aren't over.
She now faces a second drug trial.
Ferrell was free on bond in connection with the April arrest when she was picked up once again in Burchland Park.
Authorities refer to the area as an open air drug market.
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SOT
IN Q=We're

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:WE'RE BEEN TRYING REAL HARD IN THAT SECTION OF THE COUNTY AND IT'S REAL REWARDING TO KNOW THAT WE'VE GOTTEN A REAL STRONG CONVICTION FROM THAT SECTION. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=that section.
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=Dorothy Ferrell


Ferrell faces a maximum of ten years in prison, when sentenced.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


For the second time this year, fire broke out at the Rubatex company in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Firefighters got the call just after 11:30 this morning.
An explosion in an oven at the Waltex division sent smoke into the duct system and out of the building.
Workers got out quickly, as firefighters cleared the smoke away.
No one was hurt; the cause of the oven explosion is under investigation.
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Hokies-Orange


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech fans are on a Hokie High.
Ticket sales are booming, a day after the announcement that Tech will play Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=nat of phone ringing
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Sandy Smith/Assistant Ticket Manager; :19
SUPER=@File; :30
SUPER=01-Kym Hagwood/Virginia Tech Student; :35
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31, 1995; :48
SUPER=01-Larry Hartung/Hokie Fan; :56
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
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SOT 7:57:09 (phone rings twice)

((TICKET OFFICE, THIS IS JIM SPEAKING, MAY I HELP YOU? ))
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At Virginia Tech's ticket office, five extra people were staffing the phones and sales windows.
Even though fans streamed in all day, the rush wasn't as bad as it might have been, thanks to a first-ever PRE-sale two weeks ago for season ticket-holders and donors.
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SOT 7:37:45

((SANDY SMITH/ASST. TICKET MGR.: WE HAD OVER A THIRD OF OUR TICKET ALLOTMENT FOR THE ORANGE BOWL SOLD BEFORE WE EVER WENT ON SALE TODAY. ))
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This year there's a certain edge to the bowl fever, as the Hokies seek respect by facing off with Nebraska, national champions the last two years running.
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SOT 8:03:00

((KYM HAGWOOD/VA TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT FINALLY PUTS TECH AT THE RIGHT LEVEL WE SHOULD BE, AND I THINK IF WE WIN I THINK WE'LL GAIN A LOT OF RESPECT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AS A MAJOR, MAJOR PLAYER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. ))
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Larry Hartung and his boys wouldn't miss it for the world, even after last year.
They made it to the Sugar Bowl alright, but he says his car is probably still sitting on that Alabama roadside where it broke down on the way.
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SOT 8:08:39

((QUESTION: AND YOU'RE GOING BACK THIS YEAR? LARRY HARTUNG/HOKIE FAN: DEFINITELY THIS YEAR. DON'T KNOW HOW WE'RE GONNA GO DOWN THERE BUT WE'LL GET A RIDE SOME WAY. ))
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At least they'll have their game tickets. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE
Still to come on News 7 at 6---we'll look at the issue of airbag safety.

There's renewed debate after some recent minor car accidents that turned fatal because of deployed airbags.
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and she says she can read your pet's mind. A Lynchburg woman earns her living as an animal communicator. We'll meet her and find out what her work is all about.
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Puppyland


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The owner of a Roanoke dog kennel and grooming parlor is laying out his case in court against W-S-L-S- -T-V.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The civil trial of Puppyland versus Park Broadcasting began with eight minutes of videotape.
SUPER=04-WSLS-TV Broadcast - Sept. 1995


The jury saw segments of last year's newscasts that Puppyland says were libelous.
Among other things, Channel 10's reporters said animals had been tortured and abused at Puppyland.
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SOT 13:57;55 Kris Loyd
IN Q=

((EVEN IF THE CASE ENDS UP IN COURT, IT COULD STILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE.))
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* * * Keith ON ENG * * *
Channel 10 apparently intends to try to prove that its stories were accurate, intending to call former Puppyland employees to back up last year's news reports.
Puppyland owner Chris Benson says the stories put him put of business.
Benson's lawyer put on a former employee to refute the claim that Benson beat and choked animals in his care.
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SOT 14:06:45
IN Q=

((I ALWAYS NOTICED HE WAS EXTREMELY GENTLE TO ANIMALS. I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM ABUSE AN ANIMAL IN ANY WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Troy Stultz/Former Puppyland Employee
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* * * Keith on ENG * * *
Kris Loyd's stories had included a claim that the State Agriculture Department was investigating Puppyland.
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SOT Cunningham 14:50:50
IN Q=

((I DON'T DO INVESTIGATIONS. WAS ANYBODY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE INVESTIGATING PUPPYLAND? NOT AT THAT TIME TO MY KNOWLEDGE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Clinton Cunningham/Va. Dept. of Agriculture
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OUT Q=to my knowledge.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Lawsuit


Puppyland is asking one million dollars in damages on each of five counts in the defamation suit.

Dolan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Try, try again.
The Democrat who lost a bid for Attorney General in 1993 has formally kicked off a 1997 campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Arlington lawyer Bill Dolan has these words about Republican Jim Gilmore -- who beat him in '93.
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SOT 03:42:29
IN Q=When Virginia's

((BILL DOLAN/D-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: WHEN VIRGINIA'S PRIMARY ANSWER TO JUVENILE CRIME IS ADULT PUNISHMENT, IT IS TIME FOR NEW PRIORITIES. WHEN MR. JEFFERSON'S VIRGINIA WILL BORROW BILLIONS TO BUILD PRISONS, BUT CANNOT SUFFICIENTLY FUND EDUCATION, IT IS TIME FOR NEW PRIORITIES.))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Attorney General Candidate;
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OUT Q=new priorities. 2ND REF!!!
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As to whether a Don Beyer ticket would be better to run on than a Mary Sue Terry ticket--
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SOT 03:54:24
IN Q=I'll leave

((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I'LL LEAVE THE DIRECT ANSWER TO THAT TO THE PUNDITS. DON BEYER WILL WIN WHICH WILL BE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DON AND MARY SUE.))
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OUT Q=Mary Sue.
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Dolan is so far unopposed within his party.
Four Republicans are vying to succeed Gilmore.
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Air-Bags


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Air Bags


Airbags have come under scrutiny around the country, after some recent minor car accidents in which they were deployed, resulting in the serious injury or death of young children. Yet airbags have also saved many lives. Beth Myer reports safety organizations are trying to get the word out about the proper role of airbags.
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SOT
IN Q=When I opened my eyes
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:03
SUPER=01-Kathleen Jones/Crash Survivor; :18
SUPER=04-Video Courtesy: Greer & Associates, Inc.; :33
SUPER=01-Chuck Clement/Drive Smart Virginia;:55
SUPER=01-Danny Pendleton/Mechanic; 1:15
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OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.
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13 47 32 00 - 13 47 39 00
SOT
IN Q=When I opened

((KATHLEEN JONES/SURVIVOR: WHEN I OPENED MY EYES I COULDN'T BELIEVE I WAS ALIVE. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=I was alive.

video of Kathleen walking in apartment Nine doctors have confirmed that Kathleen Jones is alive today because her air bag deployed and she was wearing a safety belt. production video of her car showing total damage The head on collision at 55 miles per hour last August left her car in shambles wrecked car with air bag deployed. and one side of her lower body broken and bruised.
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13 48 53 00 - 13 49 08 00
SOT
IN Q=The day I got

((KATHLEEN JONES/CRASH SURVIVOR: THE DAY I GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, AUGUST 28TH, USA TODAY SAID AIR BAGS PREVENT THE MOST NON LETHAL INJURIES. THOSE ARE THE ONES WE WANT THEM TO PREVENT. I HAD A TON OF CUTS AND BRUISES. I'M ALIVE BECAUSE OF IT.))
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OUT Q= because of it.

Air bags have saved more than 11-hundred people according to Drive Smart Virginia. But they are designed with the AVERAGE size person in mind, so children should ALWAYS ride in the back seat. video of deployment 16 47 26 00 P.R. tape On impact, the air bag deploys explosively at 200 miles per hour. more video of Kathleen's car Passengers should wear safety belts and drivers should make a habit of positioning themselves properly behind the wheel.
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33 20 00 - 33 30 00
SOT
IN Q=You want to sit back

((CHUCK CLEMENT/DRIVE SMART VIRGINIA: YOU WANT TO SIT BACK AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, GRIP ON BOTH SIDES BECAUSE WHEN IT DEPLOYS, THERE'S A HAND GOING RIGHT BACK ON YOUR NOSE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=on your nose.

Once deployed, air bags must be replaced. Only car dealerships or mechanics certified in air bag repair should work on them.
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10 35 07 00 - 10 35 15 00
SOT
IN Q=Even static electricity in the wrong place

((DANNY PENDLETON/MECHANIC: EVEN STATIC ELECTRICITY IN THE WRONG PLACE FROM YOU SITTING IN THE CAR CAN DEPLOY THIS AIR BAG IF YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE WITH THE WRONG INSTRUMENT. ))
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OUT Q=wrong instrument.

P.R. video of dummies at 16 47 59 00- this is a split screen top and bottom. Safety officials stress that air bags are a supplemental restraint and should always be used with a lap and shoulder belt.
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13 49 08 00 - 13 49 14 00
SOT
IN Q=I'd like to tell

((KATHLEEN JONES/CRASH SURVIVOR: I'D LIKE TO TELL EVERYBODY PLEASE BUCKLE UP AND WHEN YOU BUY A CAR, BUY ONE WITH AN AIR BAG. ))
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OUT Q=an air bag.

Beth Myer, News 7.))

Stocks


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

Stocks roared back today, as the Dow jumped 82 points, closing at 64 hundred 64. NASDAQ was up 28 and a half points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Animal-Communicator


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None


Don't call her a pet psychologist... or a psychic.
Lynchburg resident Patty Summers is an animal communicator.
And she says she can tell what your pet is thinking.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Anyone can
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Patty Summers/Animal Communicator; :25
SUPER=@Scott2; :37
SUPER=01-Sandy Young/Pet Owner; :57
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=S.P., N- 7, Bedford County


((Anyone can tell that Muffin here is a "camera hog."
But without any other knowledge of this pot bellied pig, could you possibly know what kind of bedding it prefers?
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NAT SOT 12:16:30
IN Q=Does she

((DOES SHE WANT HAY OR JUST WANT CHIPS? SHE LIKES THE CHIPS BETTER BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE CAN ROUTE THEM BETTER. SHE CAN MOVE THEM MORE EASILY. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=more easily


Meet Patty Summers.
She refers to herself as an animal communicator... and claims to have the power to converse with any living creature.
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SOT 12:43:38
IN Q=I can't

((PATTY SUMMERS/ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW IT'S POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I DON'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT I DO. JUST THAT I CAN DO IT. BUT IT'S TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION, IF YOU WILL.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=out there


Summers says she usually receives the messages through fragmented thoughts and visual images.
And says from time to time, the animals can be quite funny.
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SOT 12:04:13
IN Q=First time

((FIRST TIME I CAME TO THIS HOUSE, I CAME UP TO THIS FENCE AND THIS HORSE SAID, "ARE YOU THE PERSON SHE TOLD US WAS COMING?" I SAID, "YES." AND HE SAID, "I'M THE KING HORSE." AND I SAID, "I SEE!" ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=I see


Summers has dozens of clients up and down the east coast.
And she's definitely made a believer out of Bedford County resident Sandy Young.
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SOT 12:55:29
IN Q=She really

((SANDY YOUNG/PET OWNER: SHE REALLY HAS THE ABILITY TO DO IT AT A DEEPER LEVEL. IT'S JUST LIKE SHE'S STANDING THERE LIKE YOU AND I ARE TALKING. SHE CAN DO THAT WITH THE ANIMALS. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the animals


Despite those words of praise, Summers has run into a number of skeptics.
But she says she has nothing to prove to anyone... and lets her ability SPEAK for itself... even though she's the only one that can hear it.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Bedford County.))

Sports tease


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


The Orange Bowl bound Hokies talk about stopping the sea of RED, Mike Stevens will have the latest on Tech's mens basketball team,
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and former Virginia star receiver Herman Moore is handed a big award.
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S-Orange


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


Virginia Tech is now preparing to part the Red Sea as the Hokies gear up for their New Years Eve Orange Bowl match up against Nebraska.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; ;00


The Hokies celebration cry was rather controlled as they heard the pairings from the Jamerson Athletic center at Tech.
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SOT
IN Q=Obviously

((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...will enter into it"
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=UVa


The Virginia Cavaliers are also getting ready for their December 27th Carquest Bowl contest with Miami.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Detroit; :00


Today, Herman Moore, one of their former stars, received the true ValueMan of the Year Award. The NFL gives the award to one member of each team in the league. His Detroit Lions 5 and 9 record has been tough on the former Cavalier.
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SOT
IN Q="We've

((HERMAN MOORE/DETROIT LIONS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Herman Moore/Detroit Lions Receiver; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...it's tough"
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S-Alabama


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=Alabama


Alabama named Mike Debose as the Crimson Tide's new football coach today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL; :00


The Alabama defensive coordinator takes over for Gene Stallings who will step down after the Crimson Tide's Outback Bowl.
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SOT
IN Q="winning

((MIKE DUBOSE/NEW ALABAMA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Dubose/New Alabama Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...ncaa"
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=Pantehrs


For the first time in the franchise's short, two year history, the Carolina Panthers have clinched a play off spot.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Yesterday; :00


The Panthers beat San Francisco 30 to 24; it's the second win this season against the 49ers and once again, former Niner Wesley Walls did most of the damage, catching two TD passes from Kerry Collins.
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S-Sullivan


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


One note from the links--Hanging Rock teaching pro Chip Sullivan is playing the final round of the PGA qualifying school tournament at La Purisima Golf Course in Santa Barbara California.
Chip is at 7 under par in the 6 round tournament, putting him tied for second. The event is in a rain delay at this time. The top 40 and ties get their PGA tour Card.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Basketball


While most Tech fans are now consumed with the Corn Huskers, several thousand will be concentrating on the Spartans tonight at Cassell Coliseum. Mike Stevens has more on that from Blacksburg.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=@mike1; :10
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Virginia Tech Assistant Coach; :20
SUPER=04-Thursday;:27
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OUT Q=back to you steve.


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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#Promo


Local toy stores are filled to the rafters with merchandise, but many shoppers are coming up short in their search for a special toy.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more on the hunt for the holiday's hottest gifts.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, he has a catchy name and a contagious laugh...
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SOT
IN Q=Oh Boy

((OH BOY, THAT TICKLES!))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=that tickles.
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But in Roanoke and across the nation, Tickle Me Elmo is in short supply.
And Elmo isn't alone.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have that story plus all the latest news,
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom

sports and weather on W-D-B-J News at 11. Keith?
Talent=Keith


And to catch the late news a little earlier-- Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen
watch News 7 Prime Time.
That's at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C. Check your cable listings for the channel in your area.