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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...HE WAS CALLED THE POSTER BOY FOR ABOLISHING PAROLE, TONIGHT LEM TUGGLE WAS PUT TO DEATH.
VMI HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BILL STEWART ABRUPTLY QUITS AFTER THREE YEARS ON THE SIDELINES.
IT'S THURSDAY DECEMBER 12TH-- OUR TOP STORY
DOZENS OF ANTWAN GRAY'S FRIENDS RETURN TO THE MURDER SCENE TO REMEMBER THE 17-YEAR OLD WHO WAS GUNNED DOWN LAST NIGHT. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-34
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=murder inv


Friends say 17-year old Antwan Gray was apparently going about his normal routine last night around seven.
He was standing on the sidewalk of the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue, hoping to meet up with some of his friends.
That's when the gunfire erupted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Gray was shot more than once... and when police got to the scene, they found him lying in the middle of the street... already dead.
SUPER=04-Today;


This afternoon a group of his friends placed a rose-clad wreath at the crime scene... and spray painted his name on the adjacent walls.
They said he had no enemies.
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SOT 15:15:46
IN Q=None, none, none.

((LATANYA FOSTER/VICTIM'S FRIEND: NONE, NONE, NONE. TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT HERE LOVED ANTWAN LIKE THAT. THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF IS THAT SOMEBODY WAS JUST JEALOUS. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? ))
SUPER=01-Latanya Foster/Victim's Friend;
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OUT Q=what i'm saying?
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VO-NAT


At this point authorities have not made any arrests...
They're asking for anyone with information to call city police headquarters.
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P-Puppyland


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Roanoke jury sided with W-S-L-S Television tonight, in the 10-million dollar libel case brought by the owner of a dog grooming and boarding establishment called Puppyland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The owner of the business sued Channel 10 after the station ran a series of reports accusing Chris Benson of abusing people's pets.
The station apparently satisfied the jury that the stories were substantially true and NOT libelous.
Channel 10's General Manager told reporters that the verdict was a victory for media in general.
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SOT 20:23:20
IN Q=I think

((RANDY SMITH/WSLS-TV GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THAT IT REMINDS US ALL THAT WHEN WE'RE REPORTING NEWS, WE DO NEED TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE WHEN WE'RE DEALING WITH INDIVIDUALS THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE THAT WE COULD HARM INDIVIDUALS.))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/WSLS-TV General Manager
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OUT Q=harm individuals.
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VO-NAT


Benson left the courthouse unwilling to speculate on the wisdom of having brought the case.
Four of his former employees testified they'd seen Benson mis-treat animals in his care.
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P-Airline-Safety


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


Airline executives are getting a pat on the back from the Clinton Administration-- with the announcement today that the industry will put smoke detectors in the cargo holds of commercial planes.
SUPER=03-Dade Co./May;


The measure comes after the Valujet Crash last Spring- that may have been caused after oxygen canisters caught fire in the cargo hold.
But the new initiative does not include cargo hold fire suppressors.
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SOT 16:46:59
IN Q=This is

(( DAVID STEMPLER, AIRLINE PASSENGERS ASSN: THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD START.IT DOES NOT SOLVE THE WHOLE PROBLEM, BUT LETS AT LEAST HAVE SOMETHING. YOU KNOW, HALF A LOAF SOMETIMES IS BETTER THAN NONE.))
SUPER=01-David Stempler/Airline Passengers Association; :
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OUT Q=better than none.
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VO-NAT


It's estimated installing the detectors will cost airlines about 400 million dollars-- that's about eight-thousand dollars per plane.
The process is slated to begin sometime in 1997.
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P-Stallins


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=stallins


Amateur golf champ and former teacher Penny Stallins says she's sorry for the drug use that damaged her reputation, embarassed friends and family and landed her in court.
Today, a Salem judge suspended a jail sentence and ordered her to do community service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Stallins admitted using marijuana and cocaine.
Today in Salem Circuit Court, she asked for a chance to tell her story to young people, parents and drug counselors.
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SOT 15:16:22
IN Q=I'm very remorseful

((PENNY STALLINS/DEFENDANT: I'M VERY REMORSEFUL. I WANT TO CONTINUE WITH MY TREATMENT AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT AND I WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME TO REMAIN CLEAN AND SOBER.))
SUPER=01-Penny Stallins/Defendant;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=remain clean and sober.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Stallins faces more serious charges in Botetourt County. She will be sentenced there in January.

P-Tuggle


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia has put to death Lem Davis Tuggle Junior for the 1983 rape and murder of a Smyth County woman.
double boxes/Connie/Ellen


Ellen Qualls is at Greensville Correctional Center with the details.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


A client of Roanoke's Together Dating Service says the now defunct business never delivered.
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VO-NAT


And many of the so-called "family hour" television programs contain some sexual content....so will a rating system help parents police the airwaves?
The story when News-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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P-TV-Ratings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=kids tv


The television industry is close to adopting a voluntary rating system for TV shows.
Still, some fear it won't go far enough.
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SOT 16:48:10
IN Q=The parents of this

((REP. ED MARKEY/D-MASS.: "THE PARENTS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE SAYING THAT WHAT HOLLYWOOD IS PROPOSING IS WRONG, JUST PLAIN WRONG FOR THE KIDS OF OUR COUNTRY ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Ed Markey/(D) Massachusetts; :
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OUT Q=our country.
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VO-NAT


The plan, which won't be unveiled until next week, would rate tv shows much like movies are rated-- like TV-G, and TV-PG--
It would also give brief descriptions of the program's content.
Still, some critics say that's not enough...because it's too vague.
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SOT 16:49:04
IN Q=We're specifying

((JACK VALENTI/MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT:WE'RE SPECIFYING THIS PROGRAM MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, INTENSE OVERT SEX, COARSE LANGUAGE...IS THAT VAGUE?))
SUPER=01-Jack Valenti/Motion Picture Association; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=is that vague?
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VO-NAT


Some worry the voluntary rating will result in the softest possible ratings for shows, so as not to scare off advertisers.
Industry reps though say any other system forced on them will end up in court.
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P-Together


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=Together


The Together Dating Service Franchise in Roanoke was locked up tight today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Customers say after signing an expensive contract, the service they were promised never came through.
For a thousand dollars Claudia Ramsey got phone numbers, but NO dates.
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SOT 596-35 50:12
IN Q=Nothing, I never

((NOTHING, I NEVER HAD, IT'S BEEN, JANUARY FIFTH IT'LL BE ONE YEAR, I HAVEN'T MET THE FIRST PERSON ))
SUPER=01-Claudia Ramsey/Together Client
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=the first person
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VO-NAT


There is a contract that all clients sign concerning screening applicants.
Don Ward says he ended up running into his date's husband.
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SOT 96-93 38:25
IN Q=I was upset

((DON WARD: I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I WASN'T TOLD THE TRUTH BY HER, OR THE DATING SERVICE WASN'T AND THEY DIDN'T CHECK))
SUPER=01-Don Ward/Prospective Client;
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OUT Q=they didn't check
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VO-NAT


It turns out many people have complained about Together's services to the Better Business Bureau.
The former franchise owner John Byron said the complaints were against the Corporate Organization, not the Roanoke business.
The Bureau said the complaints were directed at Roanoke. **pinnacle board fullscreen**
If you're a customer and have any questions about your account, you can call the office in Greensboro, North Carolina at 1-800-988-5344.
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P-Church-Arson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-91 net-j
GRAPHIC=Arson


The wave of church burnings in the South may have subsided, but many area ministers aren't ready to let their guard down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Several of them met with fire and law enforcement authorities today in Amherst County to discuss ways of preventing church- related crimes.
Topics ranged from how to prevent break-ins and vandalism to identifying suspicious people.
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SOT 00:44:13
IN Q=Our hope is

((REV. MARK BROWN/EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: OUR HOPE IS, OF COURSE, THAT WE ARE SANCTUARIES, PLACES OF HAVEN, BUT THE REALIZATION IS THAT ANY PUBLIC PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO THE POSSIBILITY OF BREAK INS. AND AS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING, QUITE OFTEN IN THE LATE EVENING HOURS, THERE'S NOBODY AT THE CHURCHES, SO THAT MAKES IT AN EASY PLACE TO BREAK INTO.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Mark Brown/Emmanuel United Methodist Church; :00
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OUT Q=to break into.
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VO-NAT


A five thousand dollar grant is paying Amherst deputies overtime to patrol the county's churches in the late evening hours.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come-- the governor says he plans to shift millions of dollars toward education.
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VO-NAT


And Saturday there's a rematch from four years ago scheduled at Salem Stadium-- for the Stagg Bowl. The story tonight on Primetime Sports, stick around.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97 net-k
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen will unveil changes to the second year of his bi-annual budget next Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


But today he previewed some of the most politically important.
Allen's adding nearly 30 million dollars to his Kindergarten through 12 education funding.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OUT OF THE ONE- BILLION IN ADDITIONAL SPENDING PROVIDE THAT I PROPOSED LAST YEAR, TWO- THIRDS OF THAT WENT THROUGH KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE. THAT'S WHERE I THINK WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON THE ACADEMICS, WHICH WE ARE DOING.))
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VO-NAT


Among the specifics--more than six million dollars for transitional teaching materials until new textbooks become available to match the state's new academic standards.
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Talent=Connie
SS=education


The Governor allocated almost seven million dollars to test first graders' reading skills, and help tutor those who fail the test.
He's also offering to pay for liability insurance for all teachers.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Primetime sports is headed your way on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Smoking-Drug


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=kicking the habit


A new drug to help smokers quit could be getting government approval.
One thing that sets this drug apart from others: It doesn't contain nicotine.
It's an anti-depressant currently sold under the name "Wellbutrin."
A federal panel is recommending the F-D-A approve it for use by smokers.
The drug appears to reduce their desire for tobacco, sometimes even making cigarettes taste bad to smokers.


P-Patch


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=Kicking the Habit


Smoking causes heart disease, but paradoxically, there have been reports that nicotine patches might actually CAUSE heart attacks.
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VO-NAT


A study in the New England Journal of Medicine looks specifically at patients with diagnosed heart disease who used the patch to try to kick the habit.
Researchers found that when the person suffered a heart attack while on the patch, the patch was not the cause.
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SOT 10:10:10
IN Q=The risk

(( DR. ANNE JOSEPH, MINNEAPOLIS V.A. MEDICAL CENTER: THE RISK OF SOMEBODY HAVING A HEART ATTACK WHILE THEY'RE USING THE NICOTINE PATCHES IS NO GREATER THAN IT WOULD BE IF THEY WERE USING A PATCH THAT DID NOT CONTAIN NICOTINE OR IF THEY CONTINUED SMOKING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Anne Joseph/Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center; :
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OUT Q=continue smoking
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VO-NAT


The bottom line here is that the danger of smoking far outweighs the danger of wearing the nicotine patch.
Sixteen million of the 48- million adult smokers in the U.S. try to quit smoking each year.
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Cool-Video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Tonight's Video pick comes from high above the ground.
The Bikes or Bust Broadcast is on the air.
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SOT
IN Q=We're here at

((SLAM DUNCAN/J-93 DISC JOCKEY: WE'RE HERE AT TANGLEWOOD MALL AGAIN THIS YEAR FOLKS. IT'S BIKES OR BUST.))
SUPER=01-Slam Duncan/J-93 Disc Jockey;
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=bikes or bust.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Disc Jockey Slam Duncan is spending four days IN the air, as well as ON the air.
He's broadcasting from a trailer, suspended 93 feet-- at least-- above the Tanglewood Mall Parking lot.
WDBJ-7 is helping the station collect one thousand bikes for the Marine's Toys for Tots program.
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SP-Boxing


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=none


Tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, VMI head football coach Bill Stewart abruptly resigns his post. We'll have some details on that for you, plus check in with the Stagg bowl participants, and see if Boomer will be ready for the Skins.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ; :00


but first, Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota who saw their first bout end in a brawl at Madison Square garden weighed in today with Bowe tipping the scales at 235 pounds, almost 20 less than he weighed in the first fight.
Golata weighed in at 239. Now some more numbers. wipe to boards!!!!!!
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Sp-Stewart


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-3
GRAPHIC=BILL STEWART


Thanks to the actions of head football coach Bill Stewart, the length of hair for incoming coed cadets is no longer the hot topic of conversation at VMI.
In a shocking move, the popular head coach resigned his post for unspecified personal reasons.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00


Stewart took over the VMI program on December 31st of 1993 after Jim Shuck abruptly left the institution.
In his three years as head coach, VMI produced 8 wins and 25 losses.
SUPER=04-March 19;


But his future at VMI was never more secure than it was on March 19th of this year when he signed a 6 year contract extension giving him job security into the next century.
VMI officials would not elaborate on his departure tonight, and several sources confirmed that Stewart already has left Lexington.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=vmi football


A search committee has already been formed to find his successor.
The current assistant coaches have all been retained and they will receive new one year contracts on January 1st.

Sp-Stagg


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=stagg bowl


The participants in this year's Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl are now settled in here in the valley.
This afternoon they began their final preparations for Saturday's big game by working out at Salem high school.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Mount Union comes into the game with a 12 and 0 record.
Rowan finished its season 10 and 2 but the Profs are riding a seven game win streak through the playoffs.
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IN Q=First Audio

((K.C. KEELER/ROWAN HEAD COACH: )) ((LARRY KEHRES/MOUNT UNION HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-K.C. Keeler/Rowan Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :19
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OUT Q=...by any stretch."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=stagg bowl


Those of you who have been following the Stagg Bowl since it landed in Salem know that this is a rematch of the 1993 game won by Mount Union.

SP-Boomer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins, who are fighting for their lives to make the playoffs, now know that Boomer Esiason, the man who ripped them apart back on November 10th will sit on the bench this week when the two teams meet again.
Esiason, walked out of practice yesterday after being told he was being replaced by Kent Graham.
Today the 35 year old veteran came back.
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IN Q="I think...

((BOOMER ESIASON/522 YARDS PASSING VS. SKINS:))
SUPER=01-Boomer Esiason/522 Yards Passing vs. Skins; :00
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OUT Q=...THE DECISIONS."
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preview-boards


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

WDBJ-7 in 30-minutes. Thanks for watching, see you tomorrow, goodnight. That's it for NEWS-7 PRIMETIME-- for more news check out NEWS-7 at 11 on