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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The response to new rape charges filed against two prominent Virginia Tech football players... includes a multi-million lawsuit.
We'll hear from their lawyer and get the alleged victim's point of view.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a stay of execution keeps Virginia out of the execution record books. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Express is home, PH and Fleming are set to hook up at the Salem Civic Center tonight, UVa says it is in much better shape for this year's Carquest bowl.
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Plus, even thought the Governor is extremely concerned about the off the field behavior of the Virginia Tech football team, he is still willing to bet on them in the Orange Bowl.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


A quick moving storm system is going to pass by, perhaps leaving as much as 3 to five inches of snow in its wake overnight tomorrow. I'll have the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.

Tech-Football


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


The woman two Virginia Tech football players allegedly raped says Brian Edmonds and James Crawford took advantage of her while she was intoxicated.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Now, Tracy Altizer tells us Edmonds and Crawford claim THEY'RE the victims.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tracy1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith, these two players are suing the alleged rape victim for 32 million dollars.
The suit accuses her of trespassing, attempting to extort so-called hush money, slander, damaging property and assaulting Crawford.
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SUPER=@File;
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The woman tells News-7 she dated James Crawford in the summer of '95 and is friends with him and Brian Edmonds.
She says after a party Friday night at the players' apartment both men started taking turns with her while she was drunk. She says they ran when she yelled for help.
The players' lawyer says it's ludicrous to think a rape victim would return to the scene of the crime.
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((MATT PETHYRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: SHE CAME IN THE APARTMENT, THEY WERE ASLEEP AND SHE ACCOSTED JAMES IN HIS BED WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP. SHE EITHER DID THAT OR SHE DID NOT, AND IF SHE DID SHE'S LIABLE FOR DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SHE WAS RAPED. SHE WAS, OF COURSE, NOT RAPED BY EITHER OF THESE TWO PLAYERS. ))
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The woman says she did go back, to hurt the players like they had hurt her.
She admits beating Crawford with her boot, and says he told her he thought she had consented to sex.
She denies the players' accusations that she demanded hush money, and says the only mention of money all evening came during the party, when she asked Crawford to borrow two dollars and he said it would cost her sex.
Meanwhile the players have now filed formal complaints with Blacksburg police, requesting an investigation into THEIR claims.
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((A DOZEN WITNESSES ALL PREPARED TO OFFER INFORMATION SUGGESTING THE INNOCENCE OF THESE TWO PLAYERS. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE INTERVIEWED BY THE BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. NONE. ))
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Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Blacksburg police chief Bill Brown says his department has consulted with the prosecutor from the beginning and will continue to investigate the case.
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Allen-Tech


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=None




Talent=Tracy


The state's number one football fan is taking the latest charges very seriously.
Double Boxes=Tracy and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What did Governor Allen say today?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Tracy, the Governor wants to make it clear he's NOT been briefed on any of the allegations in this case -- and this is NOT a rush to judgment.
But we asked him what he'd do if he were the coach and had two players facing such serious charges.
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SOT
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SUPER=@Beyer; :18
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sot 11:56:42

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: UHHH. BOY. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU PUNISH SOMEONE BEFORE THEY'RE ACTUALLY PUNISHED. NEVERTHELESS, IT'S FAIRLY SERIOUS, AND IT SEEMS TO ME THE COACH WOULD TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION AND THAT THEY, IN MY VIEW, NOT PLAY.))
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Allen's NOT alone in his concern about the case.
sot 12:53:12

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IF IT LOOKS LIKE EITHER A JUDGE OR A GRAND JURY IS GONNA INDICT THEM AND BIND THEM OVER FOR TRIAL, I WOULD NOT LET THEM REPRESENT VIRGINIA. THEY SHOULDN'T PLAY FOR VIRGINIA TECH WITH THESE SERIOUS CHARGES HANGING OVER THEIR HEAD.))
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sot 14:48:47

((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: WELL I'M THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE. I'M NOT THE FOOTBALL COACH AT VIRGINIA TECH OR UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OR ANYWHERE ELSE. BUT I HAVE ALWAYS CONDUCTED THE PUBLIC LIFE THAT I HAD AND THE PLACES THAT I HAVE RUN AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL AT HIGH STANDARDS, AND THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS.))
runs=:16
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Live=Ellen Full
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Governor Allen -- who was himself a quarterback at UVA, and whose father a very successful NFL coach -- told us about his own experience coaching 5th through 8th graders one year in Albemarle County.
He said if there were any infractions -- his players sat out the next game.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave
(Keith question: Has the Governor expressed his concerns directly to Coach

Beamer?) Ellen response: As of late this afternoon, his press office said he had NOT.

Suspensions


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


Just within the last half hour, Virginia Tech officials have made that decision on their own.
James Crawford and Brian Edmonds have been suspended from the football team until further notice.
Officials say while the players contend it's a case of false arrest, the university must place its faith in the integrity of the police investigation.
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SS=Virginia Tech Football


Braine says barring any dramatic developments in the next few days, the players will NOT play in the Orange Bowl.

O'Dell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul


Pope John Paul's prayer appears to have been answered.
SS=US Supreme Court


The U-S Supreme Court has delayed tomorrow's scheduled execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph Roger O'Dell.
That means Virginia's record year of executions ends with number eight, Ronald Hoke... who was put to death last night.
The Pope had asked Governor Allen last week to grant O'Dell clemency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, the Governor seemed relieved his burden was lifted for the year.
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SOT 11:46:52
IN Q=Who knows

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHO KNOWS WHEN THEY'LL MAKE A DECISION ON IT. I DO FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ADEQUATE ATTENTION... OR REVERENCE, OR SYMPATHY.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=or sympathy.
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VO-NAT


If O'Dell's appeals fail in 1997, he'll be the first to die in the electric chair in two-and-a-half years.
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Tour-DuPont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


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 for the last year of the Tour DuPont have fallen through.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Video Courtesy: Tour DuPont 1996


DuPont announced earlier this month that it was pulling its name and money from the race, after a falling out with promoters.
Since then, organizers have been trying to find the money for a May race.
But the Cycle Roanoke Valley sources say "the logistics just wouldn't work."
The group will work on getting international cycling back to the state by 1998.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6: V-M-I officials spell out how they hope to avoid the hazing problems that plague the Citadel.
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and will the State Senate remain 20-20 or will the scales tip in favor of Republicans? That's what is at stake in today's special election. We'll have live reports on both candidates.
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Reynolds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Election 96


Voters will know in a matter of hours who will become the 20th District's next State Senator.
The special election to decide who will fill the seat vacated by Congressman-elect Virgil Goode is winding down.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton is in Martinsville with the latest from Roscoe Reynolds' camp.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
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rollcue: closely watched race.
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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
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Teresa tosses to Kimberly
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Dudley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=None



Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
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rollcue: ...first time ever.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave
(Keith question: where will Dudley spend the evening tonight as results begin

to come in?)

Citadel-reax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=VMI


The man overseeing the transition to co-education at Virginia Military Institute says he's confident V-M-I can avoid sexual harassment and hazing of female cadets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Colonel Mike Bissell served as Commandant at V-M-I for four years.
V-M-I has the advantage of having a year to get ready for women on Post, he says, and he's convinced the first classmen will keep the "rats" in line.
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SOT 15:28:48
IN Q=If we get

((IF WE GET THE CADET CORPS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS AND HOW THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE, TOTALLY, FOR THE GOOD AND THE BAD, I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THEY THEMSELVES WILL POLICE AND WILL ENSURE TO THE DEGREE POSSIBLE THAT NOTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Bissell/VMI Special Assistant to Supt.
RUNS=:15
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VO-NAT


Colonel Bissell was responding to questions about a recent hazing incident at the Citadel...
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC

where two of the school's four female cadets had their clothes set on fire... not once but three times.
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Stocks


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

The stock market rallied in heavy trading today. The Dow gained 40 points, closing at 63 hundred eight. NASDAQ was UP five points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Crumbling-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia lawmakers dropped their jaws earlier this year at an eight BILLION dollar maintenance and construction wish list for schools around the Commonwealth.
Now, the politicians are lining up with stop-gap solutions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Democrat Don Beyer wants more state aid to go to localities.
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SOT 12:53:41
IN Q=Right now

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: RIGHT NOW, THE STATE CONTRIBUTES 11-DOLLARS AND 50-CENTS FOR EVERY STUDENT. WE'RE GONNA PROPOSE RAISING IT TO 16- DOLLARS. THAT'S ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS IT'S FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS RIGHT NOW, THAT CAN BE USED FOR FIRE ALARMS, FOR AIR CONDITIONING, FOR REPLACING BROKEN WINDOWS. THINGS THAT WILL HELP THESE KIDS LIVE IN BETTER SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS.))
SUPER=@Beyer;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=environments.
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VO-NAT


Republican Jim Gilmore wants to limit the aid to what localities can borrow from the state Literary Fund.
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SOT 14;46:24
IN Q=I think

((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE DO USE THE LITERARY FUND FOR THESE PURPOSES. THIS YEAR I EXPECT TO SEE 20 MILLION DOLLARS FROM TRIGON, UNCLAIMED FUNDS, GOING INTO IT THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET FOR THE LITERARY FUND.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=Literary Fund.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


Gilmore's following in the footsteps of Governor George Allen, who's proposed NO direct aid -- but to expand what localities can borrow starting next year.

Education-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-100
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;


Those were among the findings released in a study sponsored by State Senator John Edwards.
Edwards notes constructing a new building would be more expensive than renovating the downtown landmark.
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SOT 02:09:18
IN Q=This is

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D)ROANOKE: THIS IS 80 DOLLARS PER SQUARE FOOT, AND IT COMPARES FAVORABLY TO 115 DOLLARS PER SQUARE FOOT COST FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D)Roanoke;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in the Commonwealth.
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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.
The senator warns this will be a complex real estate project, and questions about funding, ownership and management must still be answered.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the Panthers prepare to make some serious history this weekend, Tiger Woods has already done the same, the Governor plans to bet on the Hokies,
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And the Express is getting to take the Roundhouse ice tonight against the Johnstown Chiefs.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Johnstown

The Roanoke Express plays host to the North Division Johnstown Chiefs tonight at 7 at the round house.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Express practiced on the Roanoke Civic Center ice for around and hour today. Roanoke has won two straight, but understand how good Johnstown is; a team that has won 3 of it's last 4.
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IN Q="the team...

(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :00
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OUT Q=...FOR THEM TONIGHT."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=NONE


Highlights for you later tonight on News 7 Primetime on WEFC and on News 7 at 11.

S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Highschool Basketball


Tuesday means a big night for High school basketball.
Tonight's featured game at the Salem Civic Center welcomes two new Head coaches to the RVD.
Roland Lovelace leads the William Fleming Colonels and Jack Esworthy heads the Patrick Henry Patriots in the 7:30 tip-off.
Highlights and postgame for you later tonight.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=Vf96-2
GRAPHIC=Carquest Bowl


The Virginia Cavaliers depart for the sunshine state this Monday to put the final preparations on their december 27th Carquest Bowl date with Miami.
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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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IN Q="These

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:16
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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IN Q="I think

((JAMES FARRIOR/UVA LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-James Farrior/UVa Linebacker; :00
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OUT Q=...something to prove"
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S-Governor


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tf96-2
GRAPHIC=GOVERNOR ALLEN


As you hopefully heard from Ellen Qualls earlier in the newscast, Governor Allen is extremely concerned about the state of affairs surrounding the Tech football team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/December 1993; :00


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


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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IN Q="Last year..

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN:))
SUPER=@allen; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...OUT OF NEBRASKA."
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers are on the verge of clinching the NFC West this weekend when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00

The Panthers have 11 wins this season, and they earn themselves a home field game at Ericsson Stadium by putting away their head coach's old team this Sunday.
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IN Q="In the NFL...

((MARK CARRIER/PANTHERS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers Receiver; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...TO PLAY."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00


The stakes won't be as high, but the emotions will be right up their in DC this Sunday as the Redskins host the Cowboys in the final game ever at RFK stadium.
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S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=New 7 Sports


Tiger Woods, has made a name for himself in the world of golf and this week he finds his name and face on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the 1996 Sportsman of the Year.
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VO-NAT #eng


Woods won an unprecedented three straight U.S. amateur golf championships and was given the award for his ideals of sportsmanship character and performance.
Tiger turned pro after his third championship and is touted as the biggest thing to hit the tour since Jack Nicklaus in 1962.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#None


The polls for the State Senate special election close in just 30 minutes.
News 7 will have the results as they begin coming in--and of course we'll have a complete report and reaction from both candidates later tonight.
To catch the late news one hour earlier-- Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen watch News 7 Prime Time.
...On W-E-F-C at TEN o'clock.
Check your cable listings for the channel in your area. And don't forget to join us for News 7 at 11, right here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Keith