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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Patrick Evans;
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ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE IN COLLEGE ARE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THEY HAVE THE ADULATION, THE RESPECT, AND THE CHEERS OF EVERYONE.
VIRGINIA TECH ISN'T CHEERING AS IT SUSPENDS TWO FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHO ARE CHARGED WITH RAPE....
BRIAN EDMONDS AND JAMES CRAWFORD AREN'T TAKING THIS LIGHTLY-- THEY FILED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT IN RESPONSE TO THE CHARGES.
IT'S TUESDAY DECEMBER 17TH--TONIGHT'S TOP STORY
VIRGIL GOODE'S VACANT SENATE SEAT IS NOW ACCOUNTED FOR AS CITIZENS IN THE DISTRICT CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION. ))
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p-reynolds


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tha
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 PRimetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=election96


The Democratic Party is celebrating an early Christmas... pinn page 1050 voters have named Delegate Roscoe Reynolds the 20th district's next state senator.
double boxes Teresa/Connie


Teresa Hamilton was with Reynolds tonight when he gave his victory speech, just about an hour ago.
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p-tech-football


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#596-42
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VO-NAT


Barring any dramatic developments, Virginia Tech players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford will NOT be playing in the Orange Bowl.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director;
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The decision to suspend the players was made early this evening following rape charges against the two players.
The alleged rape victim told NEWS-7 she was at Edmonds' and Crawford's apartment for a party Friday night.
She says she was intoxicated, and after everyone else left, the players took advantage of her.
The woman says when she realized they were raping her, she began yelling for help.
She says she went back to confront them later, because she wanted to hurt them like they had hurt her.
Edmonds and Crawford say they are the victims.
Their attorney filed a suit seeking 32-million dollars in damages-- because of the effect criminal charges could have on the player's possible N-F-L careers.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: THE LAWSUIT TODAY ALLEGES THAT SHE TRESPASSED ONTO THE PROPERTY, THAT SHE ATTEMPTED TO EXTORT MONEY FROM THEM, THAT SHE SLANDERED THEM, THAT SHE DAMAGED PROPERTY AND THAT SHE ASSAULTED AND BATTERED JAMES CRAWFORD. ))
SUPER=01-Matt Pethybridge/Players' Lawyer; :
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=vt football


The woman admits beating Crawford with her boot and kicking Edmond's bedroom door.
She says Crawford told her he didn't know why she was upset, that he thought she had consented to sex.
She denies the players' accusations that she demanded money in exchange for keeping quiet.

P-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=allen


A tough decision facing the Governor is put on hold-- at least until 1997.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The U-S Supreme Court has intervened in the execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph O'Dell-- granting a temporary stay.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS NOT ADEQUATE ATTENTION, OR REVERENCE, OR SYMPATHY...OBVIOUSLY IT WILL NOT BE TOMORROW.))
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VO-NAT


The Pope was one of many international voices speaking out to stop O'Dell's electrocution.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


There's more NEWS-7 Primetime headed your way--
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VO-NAT


Nearly 11 years later, a piece of the Space Shuttle Challenger, washes ashore.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Citadel-reax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=citadel


A lawyer for a female student at the Citadel says two women cadets had their clothes set afire not ONCE, but three time over recent months.
The suspension of two cadets at the South Carolina School, and the allegations have left some to wonder....can men and women handle the training program together?
SS=vmi


Colonel Mike Bissell at Virginia Military Institute says he's SEEN IT HAPPEN at the New Mexico Military Institute, a coed- Junior College.
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SOT 15:29:30
IN Q=And I've watched

((AND I WATCHED YOUNG LADIES STOP AND CHEW OUT A YOUNG MAN FOR DOING SOME INFRACTION WRONG, MAYBE CARRYING HIS BOOKS WRONG OR MAYBE NOT MOVING THE RIGHT WAY, DROP HIM FOR PUSHUPS AND VICE VERSA. AND I'VE WATCHED IT AND IT WORKED VERY VERY WELL AND VERY VERY PROFESSIONALLY. ))
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VO-NAT


Colonel Bissell warns there will always be some mishaps, but he's confident the harrassment reported from The Citadel will be avoided at VMI next year.
He believes the upperclassman will keep the "rats" in line.
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P-Education-Center


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


It will cost close to 13- MILLION- DOLLARS to convert one of the old Norfolk Southern buildings next to the Hotel Roanoke into a higher education center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That figure was released today by State Senator John Edwards, who sponsored legislation to pay for the study.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D)ROANOKE: THE RENOVATION OF THIS BUILDING FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER WILL ALSO IMPORTANTLY SERVE TO PRESERVE THIS HISTORIC, AND ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT BUILDING FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke;
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OUT Q=Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT


Edwards says there's already enough demand for space from area schools to fill all nine floors of the building.
He notes constructing a new building would actually be more expensive than renovating the downtown landmark.
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P-Tour-DuPont


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke Valley will NOT be hosting an international cycling event next year.
Sources close to Cycle Roanoke Valley says efforts to find new sponsors have fallen through.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Tour DuPont 1996


DuPont announced earlier this month that it was pulling its name and money from the race, a year early-- after a falling out with promoters.
Since then, organizers have been trying to find funds for a race in May.
Cycle Roanoke Valley will apparently work on getting international cycling back to the state by 1998.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime Sports-- the Governor makes a wager on the Orange Bowl--
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VO-NAT


and it may not be scientific, but it comes from the heart and the HARP.
We'll introduce you to a teenager who's trying to help babies, struggling to survive.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Challenger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-
GRAPHIC=none


NASA will bury two newfound pieces of the ``Challenger'' with the rest of the shuttle's debris.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cocoa Beach, FL; :


One of the fragments that washed up today in Cocoa Beach, Florida, weighs hundreds of pounds.
It's thought to be the largest chunk recovered since the investigation into Challenger's explosion ended more than ten years ago.
SUPER=04-January 28, 1986


All seven aboard the Challenger were killed in the explosion January 28th, 1986.
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Forecasts
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


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

P-HARP-THERAPY


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=MUSIC THERAPY


On Health Check tonight,
Music therapy may have healing powers--
Melanie Moon reports, from Roanoke's Community Hospital.
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SUPER=01-Betty Ashton Andrews/Harpist; :23
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SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allen/Neonatologist; 1:18
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((
They are babies so tiny, born prematurely or with life threatening illnesses,-- all struggling to survive.
Here at the neo-natal unit they have the attention of doctors and nurses, all of the finest equipment, and a teenager with a harp. BETTY ASHTON ANDREWS/HARPIST: IT STARTED OUT AS A PROJECT AND IT'S KIND OF TURNED INTO SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO DO FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Every Friday, for several weeks now, 16 year old Betty Ashton Andrews has been playing her harp in the neo-natal unit. KAY KELLY/RN CARILION COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: FROM THE TIME THAT SHE FIRST STARTED, WE'RE SEEING THE BABIES, NOT AT THE BEGINNING BUT AT THE END OF HER PLAYING, THEY'RE ALL SETTLING DOWN AND VERY LITTLE CRYING.
The playing may also be improving their physical condition.
Andrew's school project includes monitoring the effects of her music on the newborns.
While her findings are unscientific-- they show the music affects their breathing and heart rhythm. ANDREWS: THEY'VE BEEN TAKING THEIR RESPIRATORY AND HEAR RATES IN 15 MINUTE INTERVALS, I'VE FOUND THEY IT DROPS ON AVERAGE FOUR TO FIVE POINTS. DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST: CLEARLY TO HAVE A BABIES HEART RATE SLOWER WOULD BE AN ENERGY CONSERVING THING AND PROVIDE MORE ENERGY THAT COULD GO TOWARD GROWTH RATHER THAN A RAPID RATE.
And while the actual medical benefits have yet to be documented the parents of these preemies have their own opinions. ROXANE BORTH: HE'S BEEN CONTENT EVER SINCE SHE STARTED PLAYING AND IT PUT HIM RIGHT TO SLEEP. I THINK IT'S NICE.
That's music to the ears of this young harpist. REPORTER;TELL ME WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THIS? ANDREWS: THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS SO ENTHRALLED BY THE MUSIC THAT I'M ABLE TO USE SOMETHING THAT I LOVE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.
Melanie Moon, News 7 Roanoke.))

cool-video


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


News 7 Primetime tonight is striving to keep you up-to-date, on the cutting edge of the latest trends....so we're going back 50 years.
It's the fashion world tonight, earning our video pick.
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SOT 10:44:08
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((DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA, THE TRUTH IS I NEVER LEFT YOU))
SUPER=75-"Evita"/Hollywood Pictures; :
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OUT Q=never left you.
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Some of fashion's heaviest hitters are betting that women will want to look like Madonna...as Evita.
The controversial wife of Juan Perone, the 1940's dictator, was the original material girl....dressing in clothes by the top designers of the day-- Dior and Valentino.
The fashion industry is hoping the glamorous look of yesteryear will the next craze.
Bloomingdale's has opened Evita boutiques around the country.
Makeup manufacturers and hairdressers are also ready to supply the Evita look.
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SOT 10:43:04
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((BRIDGET FOLEY/FASHION EDITOR, "W":I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT EVITA THAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT IT'S PART OF A BIGGER TREND, PART OF A FEMININE MOVE THAT'S RUNNING THROUGH FASHION RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=75-Bridget Foley/"W" Fashion Editor; :
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OUT Q=fashion right now.


two-shot toss with sports

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, more on the latest off field disturbance at Virginia Tech has two more players are suspended.
We'll also check in with UVa as their Carquest Preparation continue, and see what's up the Express tonight.
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SUPER=03-Hartford, CT; :00


But first - here's the video of the day! Watch Clarissa Davis of the New England Blizzard cold cock Cindy Brown in the ABL all-star game on Sunday.
Tonight she was fined $15 hundred dollars and suspended for 2 games.
Now your scores.
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SP-Braine


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-4
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


Earlier in the newscast we told you about the two suspensions handed down tonight at Virginia Tech to fullback Brian Edmonds and receiver James Crawford.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00


Edmonds, who back on November 6th, was indicted by a grand jury on misdemeanor assault and battery charges, has been charged with rape and attempted sodomy.
Crawford, who was a plaintiff in the Christy Bronkala case has also been charged with rape and attempted sodomy.
Both deny the charges.
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((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
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OUT Q=...THE LAW.
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SP-Governor


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tf96-2
GRAPHIC=GOVERNOR ALLEN


While the Governor is extremely concerned about the state of the Tech football team these days, he is excited about the team's Orange Bowl appearance.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/December 1993; :00


The UVa graduate and former Cavalier player, is a friend of head coach Frank Beamer, and is still considered by many to be the team's unofficial good luck charm, dating back to the 1993 season.
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 1995;


Last December Allen bet his Texas counterpart on the Sugar Bowl and won.
He now trying to make a wager on Tech with Nebraska Governor Benjamin Nelson.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN:))
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OUT Q=...OUT OF NEBRASKA."
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SP-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=Vf96-2
GRAPHIC=Carquest Bowl


Even though the Cavs failed to beat Texas last year, they came through for the Governor in the Peach bowl, and now he's banking on them beating Miami in the Carquest on December 27th.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/1994; :00


In 94, the Cavs lost Boston College; another Big East school, in UVa's first trip to the Carquest.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...couple other bowl games"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 29; :00


The cavaliers are finding part of their motivation for the Carquest Bowl in the fact that their last showing against a Big East School; the Hokies, was not a good one.
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((JAMES FARRIOR/UVA LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-James Farrior/UVa Linebacker; :00
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OUT Q=...something to prove"
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=express/johnstown


The Roanoke Express stayed perfect in the month of December with a 6 to 3 win over Johnstown tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Chiefs vs. Express; :00


The Express, hit the hardwater tonight looking to win their third straight game.
They fell behind one-to-nothing, but then came alive with Jeff Cowan's power play goal, Roanoke wins it 6 to 3.
SUPER=03-Salem/Patriots vs. Colonels;


In the other Civic Center over in Salem, Fleming beat PH - 57-to-56 in a major come from behind win.
William Hankins hit this shot in the paint and a free throw won it!
More on this game on News 7 at 11,back on WDBJ.
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preview-boards


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


Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Reynolds vs. Dudley;


We'll hear more from Senator-elect Roscoe Reynolds-- as well as from Republican Allen Dudley-- now that today's special election is history.
SUPER=77-Freighter Distress;


Plus we'll hear the tape of the captain from the runaway freighter in New Orleans...moments before it hit a shopping mall.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. You can catch more news in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks