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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD IS UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO RAISE SALARIES.
WITNESSES SAY A MAN CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF A 90-YEAR OLD CHRISTIANSBURG WOMAN WAS SEEN WEARING BLOOD-SOAKED CLOTHES THE SAME DAY OF THE SLAYING. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday December 10th-- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Jens Soering will have to wait at least two months to find out whether he'll get a new trial.
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P-Soering


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-46
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Six years ago Jens Soering endured what he calls a horrific and traumatic murder trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


But he's willing to do it again.
The German diplomat's son was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Soering's attorney, Gail Marshall, says Bedford police did not mention two drifters who were questioned a few days after the murders.
They robbed and killed a Roanoke man, and left a knife in a patrol car that Marshall says COULD be the murder weapon.
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SOT 596-34 59:40
IN Q=It would be

((IT WOULD BE A REASONABLE PROBABILITY THAT A JURY WOULD HAVE COME TO A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION HAD ALL THESE ISSUES BEEN AIRED AT THE ORIGINAL TRAIL ))
SUPER=01-Gail Marshall/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the original trail
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VO-NAT


The state says Soering's case is based on speculation, and contends the men, Robert Albright and William Shifflett were never suspects in the murder, so their where-abouts never came up in court.
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SOT 96-89 37:32
IN Q=we're all human

((WE'RE ALL HUMAN, AND WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A LARGE OPERATION OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, NOTHING'S PERFECT. BUT THIS WAS A VERY THOROUGH, VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY CLEAN INVESTIGATION. ))
SUPER=01-John McLees/Asst. Attorney General;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very clean investigation
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VO-NAT


Judge William Sweeney gave Soering's attorney 60-days to have a set of fingerprints from the crime scene examined to see if they match one or both of those drifters.
It could take another month after that before Sweeney decides whether to grant Soering a new trial.
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P-Reid


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=reid
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Bloody clothes and a scrapbook found at the murder scene convinced a judge today to charge James Reid with murder today.
He is charged in the death of 90-year old Anna Lester, who was found brutally murdered in her home in October.
A witness testified that Reid, bloody and smelling of alcohol, approached him from the direction of Lester's house to ask for a ride the day of the murder.
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SOT 1:59:20
IN Q=

((GEORGE EANES/WITNESS: A LOT OF BLOOD ON HIS JACKET, HIS PANTS, ON HIS SHOES AND ON HIS HANDS. QUESTION: DID YOU FIND THAT UNUSUAL? ANSWER: I WAS KIND OF SCARED ABOUT IT BECAUSE I'D NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE. ))
SUPER=01-George Eanes/Witness;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=seen him before.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-October 13;


Inside Lester's ransacked home, police also found a birthday card to Reid, postmarked two days earlier.
A 15 year old boy who lived in the house where Reed rented a room, testified Reid said he wanted to kill all the black women in Christiansburg.
The victim's cousin found Lester's mostly-nude body two days later.
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p-Stout


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va seal


Larry Stout, the sixth person on death row scheduled for execution this year was pronounced dead about an hour ago.
He was given the death penalty for the 1987 murder of a Staunton store owner during a robbery.
Stout was the second of five scheduled for execution just this month.
He was put to death by lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center.

P-Sex-Abuse


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=SCOTUS


A man convicted five times of molesting children says only death will make him stop.
Now, the Supreme Court must decide if that threat is enough to keep him locked up for treatment- even though he's finished his prison term.
The Kansas Attorney General
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;

says it would be unconscionable for the state to release Leroy Hendricks before he's been treated.
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SOT 14:08:47
IN Q=

((CARLA STOVALL/KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: LEROY HENDRICKS HAS A FORTY YEAR HISTORY OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN. HE HAS ELEVEN VICTIMS THAT WE KNOW OF. IF HE HAS ELEVEN VICTIMS THAT WE KNOW OF OVER FORTY YEARS. YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THERE ARE MANY MANY VICTIMS OUT THERE.)) 14:09:13 ((TOM WEILERT/HENDRICK'S ATTORNEY: I THINK IT'S A VERY SLIPPERY SLOPE IF WE START TALKING ABOUT INCARCERATING PEOPLE FOR WHAT THEY MIGHT DO IN THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Carla Stovall/Kansas Attorney General; 00
SUPER=01-Tom Weilert/Hendrick's Attorney; :12
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=in the future."
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Court is not expected to make a decision until July.

p-City-schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=education


Roanoke City school teachers will get a pay raise next year, but it's not what some would like.
At tonight's school board meeting, the superintendent recommended a four- point- one percent increase for the 1997- 98 academic year.
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But Kimberly McBroom tells us that the Roanoke Education Association was hoping for more.
Kim, how much were they expecting?
SUPER=@Kimberly1;


Connie, the R-E-A president asked the board to grant teachers a six-percent pay raise for the next two school years to bring them up to the national average.
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IN Q=If we are

(( ))
SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Assoc. President;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=will be the case
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But that's not the case according to the preliminary 1997-98 general budget presented by Superintendent Wayne Harris.
The budget is based on a total projected revenue increase of two- point- nine million dollars.
Harris says 82- percent of that amount makes up employee salaries and benefits.
And while R-E-A members may argue the recommended pay raise-- Harris says Roanoke teachers will eventually reach the national average.
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SOT 7:08:13
IN Q=This superintendnet

(( ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of the year 1998=99
LIVE=kimberly/full


This is not the final word on the budget.
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Connie, The board won't actually vote on it until its March meeting.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Citizens are coming forward to help solve the Olympic bombing mystery--
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VO-NAT


and Jennifer Jolin says she's ready to cut her hair and become a rat at VMI with the others. Stay tuned.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Reward


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# Net-E
GRAPHIC=OLYMPIC EXPLOSION


The F-B-I says its half million-dollar reward in the Olympic bombing case has netted a thousand calls in the first 24 hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July;


Apparently, some callers are offering to turn over pictures and videos taken the night of the blast in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.
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P-Puppyland


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net-k
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The Roanoke dog groomer who's suing W-S-L-S over what his former employees said about him on Channel 10 testified today that two of the four women NEVER worked for him.
Keith Humphry reports.
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IN Q=Channel 10
SUPER=04-WSLS-TV Newscast - Sept. 1995; :02
SUPER=01-Chris Benson/Puppyland Owner; :30
SUPER=02-Dan Brown/Attorney for WSLS-TV; :46 quick
SUPER=@Keith2; 1:05
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OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
Channel 10 broadcast an interview with Andrea Litvak last year, billing her as a former employee who had worked for Puppyland for six months.
Litvak suggested Puppyland owner Chris Benson ought to be put out of business.
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IN Q=If he chooses

((IF HE CHOOSES NOT TO TRY AND STRANGLE IT, THEN HE'LL JUST TAKE THE CLIPPERS AND BANG IT UP AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE DOG'S HEAD.))
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OUT Q=dog's head.

**Keith on ENG**
In court today, however, Benson said Litvak never worked for Puppyland.
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SOT tape #2 11:34:10
IN Q=No, I do

((NO, I DO NOT KNOW HER. HOW ABOUT SHAMARIE MARSHALL? SAME THING. I HAVE NO PAYROLL RECORDS, NO RECOLLECTION. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE GIRL NEVER WORKED.))
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OUT Q=never worked.


On cross examination by one of the attorneys for the television station, Benson disputed Litvak's account of his grooming technique.
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IN Q=You deny

((YOU DENY THAT YOU EVER HIT DOGS WITH YOUR FIST WHILE YOU ARE GROOMING? MOST DEFINITELY I DON'T, AND I DON'T TOLERATE IT. YOU DENY THAT YOU EVER HIT A DOG WITH SHEARS? NO, BECAUSE THE SHEARS RUN OVER $100 A PAIR. ))
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OUT Q=$100 a pair.


Benson was the final witness on his side of the case.
The defense called Andrea Litvak as its first witness.
She insists Benson hired her in 1989, that she worked at Puppyland for five or six months. Under oath today, she repeated her account of the way Benson handled dogs on the grooming table.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

P-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-45
GRAPHIC=VMI


VMI says the first female cadets will be issued skirts for social occasions next fall, but they haven't decided how short their hair should be.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monterey;


That doesn't bother Jennifer Jolin.
The 17-year-old Highland High School senior is one of the first four women to be accepted to VMI.
She says she's ready to cut her long hair, even wear a buzz-cut like the male cadets.
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SOT 15:01:39
IN Q= I've thought about it

((JENNIFER JOLIN/FUTURE VMI KEYDET; I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT A LOT AND I THINK IT'S REALLY NOT A BIG DEAL. IT'S GOING TO GROW BACK AND I SHOULD GET OVER IT AND THAT'S THE WHOLE IDEA BEHIND THE RAT EXPERIENCE, PUT ASIDE EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENCES AND COME TOGETHER AS A WHOLE.))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Jolin/Future VMI Cadet;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=together as a whole
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VO-NAT


Jolin says she doesn't want special treatment, and doesn't expect any additional hostility from her fellow cadets because she's a woman.
She says being on the ratline is a hostile experience whether you're male or female.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime SPorts-- The Hanging Rock golf pro- gets a P-G-A card--but first
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VO-NAT


He became famous for his heroics on the highway-- today Frankie Lee Hall is honored once again-- the story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Marine-Hero


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=hall


More praise for Staff Sergeant Frankie Lee Hall for acts of heroism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, Major Richard Parsons presented the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Hall during a brief ceremony at the recruiting office in Roanoke.
The medal is the marine corps' highest award for heroism during peacetime.
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SOT 00:46:03
IN Q=Complete disregard for

((MAJOR RICHARD PARSONS: COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR HIS PERSONAL SAFETY, HE JUMPED TO HELP ANOTHER CITIZEN AND THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS WE TRY TO TEACH OUR MARINES. IT IS A REAL HONOR TO HAVE A MAN LIKE THAT SERVING WITH US.))
SUPER=01-Major Richard Parsons/United States Marine Corps;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=serving with us.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 24;


Hall helped to pull two young people from a burning car following an accident on Interstate 581 in September.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Clouding Up Late/Wind SW-10/22-24/Showers Likely/Wind W-10/53-56;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Our video of the day has something to shout about-- check it out in a moment on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Liver-Transplants


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=organ transplants


The way the U-S distributes organs for transplants is coming under close scrutiny.
A two-day federal meeting into the issue began today.
The United Network for Organ Sharing-- or UNOS-- oversees many aspects of organ donation and transplant for the government.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


One of the key issues in these hearings is whether there should be a national waiting list or if organs should be assigned through the regional system that was first introduced five years ago.
Some critics say the regional system has vast inequalities, with people in some states waiting only days or weeks while others might have to wait for years.
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SOT 15:33:30
IN Q=We can argue

((DONALD STRATER/TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT: WE CAN ARGUE UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER ABOUT HOW TO ALLOCATE ORGANS AND THAT WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE UNOS POLICY IS FAIR. IT IS FAIR. ))
SUPER=01-Donald Strater/Transplant Recipient; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=is fair. it is fair.
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VO-NAT


About 72-hundred Americans need liver transplants annually and last year there were fewer than four-thousand operations.
About 800 patients died in 1995 while on the waiting list.
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cool-video


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


Tonight's video of the day is full of emotion.
Just imagine a mood of sorrow, anger or joy...the performance motivation was open to interpretation at Japan's annual shouting contest.
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SUPER=75-Osaka, Japan; :
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((
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RUNS=:07
OUT Q=NAT SOUND screaming


The contest has gained popularity as a way of seeing out the old year...and ushering in the new.
30 contestants were invited to express....LOUDLY.....their most memorable personal experience of 1996.
They spoke, well screamed, of love lost, bureaucracy, and even shouted congratulations to a baseball team, and to the birth of a new baby.
Their volume was monitored by a sound measuring machine...
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SOT 10:23:59
IN Q=NAT SOUND screaming
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=NAT SOUND screaming

)) toss to sports

SP-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-24
GRAPHIC=none


Hanging Rock teaching pro Chip Sullivan is now a PGA pro thanks to his top 5 finish in the final PGA qualifying tournament stage.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA; :00


The final round of the 108 hole tourney was rained out at La Purisima golf course in Santa Barbara, California, so the final results were tallied after 90 holes.
SUPER=03-Salem;

Sullivan, who has worked tirelessly on his game at Hanging Rock for the past 3 years, finished with a 7 under 353. The Mid Atlantic and PGA sectional champ just got better on the west coast.
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IN Q="He

((BILLY MCBRIDE/HANGING ROCK GOLF DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Hanging Rock Golf Director; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...ready for him"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Chip's top five finish also earns him one incredible luxury that those who finished behind him will not have.
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IN Q="He's is
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...on the PGA tour"
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SP-Northside


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


Hometown Hoops Weekly ventured into Viking territory tonight for Cave Spring /Northside tip off.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Vikings; :00


The Knights; not much size, but they can move the ball rather well. Ricky Dierker....to David Harms...to Darnell Glover for the blue collar bucket.
Northside can also deliver. Daryl Holmes with the bullet to Nathan Marshall
who catches and scores SUPER=33-Cave Spring/63/Northside/48;

in mid air.
But The Knights went up 34-22 at the half. Get out of Harms way, Cave beats Northside 63 to 48.
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SP-Radford


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


The VMI Keydets traveled down 81 to face cross state rival radford tonight at the Demon center.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/Keydets vs. Highlanders; :00


Radford assistant coach Dick Bender was sitting in for a sick Rod Bradley.
His Highlanders were good medicine tonight at the bubble. Watch Cory Reed drive into the lane and find Eric parkler for the baseline J.
VMI came back. Derrik Faulkner hits SUPER=33-Radford/70/VMI/68;

former Martinsville star Maurice Spencer for the trey.
But the Highlanders escape. Kevin Robertson with the hoop underneath and RU wins 70-68 at home over VMI.
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Sp-Rookies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10m
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=TECH BASKETBALL


The men's team is off until Saturday's Georgia game at the castle.
Mike Stevens says the Bulldogs will be facing some young pups.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00
SUPER=@mike1; :15
SUPER=01-Russ Wheeler/Va. Tech Freshman Forward; :35
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/Averaging 20 Points a Game; :43
SUPER=01-Jim Jackson/Va. Tech Senior Forward; :51
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:17
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
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(( Foster and his right hand man Bobby Hussey are living on the edge this year, playing freshman and at the same time playing with fire. ((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) The loss of four starters has put redshirt Freshman Andre ray in the starting backcourt, and forced two true freshman to grow up in a hurry. Both Brendan Dunlop from the Bronx in New York, and Georgia's Russ Wheeler are having to adjust to the college game quicker than most. ((RUSS WHEELER/VA. TECH FRESHMAN FORWARD:)) ((ACE CUSTIS/VA. TECH SENIOR FORWARD:)) ((JIM JACKSON/VA. TECH SENIOR FORWARD:))
Sophomore post player Alvaro Tor has also been unexpectedly thrust into the starting lineup. All will be tested in the next 12 days when Tech plays Georgia at home and West Virginia on the road.)) ((BILL FOSTER:)) In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

preview-boards


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


Here's what you'll see on NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=x5024;
SUPER=76-Remembering Faron Young


Country music singer Faron Young died today--
SUPER=77-In Search Of...


And....the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is in search of a new director.
SUPER=78-Presents for the Pets


Also, this holiday season don't forget your pets. But do forget the traditional bones and treats.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, have a good night. It's all coming up in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.