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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...REVEREND JERRY FALWELL IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT, BOTH ON TELEVISION AND THE SILVER SCREEN...WITH HIS OLD NEMESIS, HUSTLER MAGAZINE PUBLISHER LARRY FLYNT.
A LOCAL CONNECTION TO THE ON-GOING STANDOFF IN PERU, WHERE HUNDREDS ARE HELD HOSTAGE AT THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR'S HOME. ))
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OUT Q=ambassador's home.




top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday December 19th--tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


After charges of rape against two Virginia Tech football players, the university is instituting a mandatory sexual assault education program for its athletes.
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P-Safe


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=n7pt


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


It's called Sexual Assault Facts and Education or Project SAFE.
Virginia Tech officials began developing the program last year, following
SS=brzonkala

Christy Brzonkala's rape charges against football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
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VO-NAT


It's now ready to be used, and athletes will be the first to take part in four seminars starting next month.
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SOT 9:40:56

((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: YOU KNOW THE STUDENTS DO RECEIVE MANUALS, BUT IT'S NOT JUST MANUALS AND IT'S NOT JUST LOOKING AT SLIDES. THEY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN DIFFERENT EXERCISES AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES. ))
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Holford/Project SAFE Coordinator;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=about the issues.
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VO-NAT


After the athletes, members of fraternities, sororities and the Corps of Cadets will be the next participants--then the program will be extended campus-wide in the Fall.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says he's already learned a lot.
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SOT 4:33:54
IN Q=

((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AND I'M SURE IN A YEAR OR TWO IT'LL BE NATIONWIDE. I MEAN IT'S A GOOD ENOUGH PROGRAM THEY COULD PROBABLY RETIRE AND JUST GO ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT, IT'S THAT GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Tech Athletic Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=it's that good.
TALENT=Connie
SS=tech


The program WILL deal extensively with alcohol as it relates to sexual assault.

P-Peru


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :


Rebels holding hundreds of hostages at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Peru have released a few more captives.
Apparently, all were freed for health reasons-- 375 hostages remain.
Also today, still no explanation for a single shot heard in the compound.
Four to seven of the hostages are American.
President Clinton is cautioning other nations not to interfere with negotiations.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:03:06
IN Q=The Peruvian

((THE PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT IS DOING IT'S BEST TO MANAGE THIS DIFFICULT SITUATION IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY. WE ARE HAVING COMMUNICATIONS WITH THEM, AND I THINK THE LESS ANY OF US AROUND THE WORLD SAY BEYOND THAT THE BETTER, WE DON'T WANT TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING THAT WILL COMPLICATE WHAT IS ALREADY A DIFFICULT UNDERTAKING. ))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=difficult undertaking
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VO-NAT


But Clinton has sent a team of security advisors to Lima.
The Tupac Amaru consists mainly of young radicals, with a history of terrorist acts.
They took ambassadors and other dignitaries hostage Tuesday night during a reception.
They have said if their political demands aren't met, they will kill their hostages one by one.
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p-local-peru


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 596-41

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A Roanoke woman's sister was among those held hostage.
Cecilia Alami (Ah-la-me) says her sister and brother-in-law were captured while attending the ambassador's dinner.
Her sister, Stella was released yesterday morning unharmed but Stella's husband is still being held captive.
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SOT 7:28:01
IN Q=Everyone's action is

((CECILIA ALAMI: EVERYONE'S ACTION IS ABOUT THE SAME THAT WE NEED TO PRAY. WE'RE A RELIGIOUS FAMILY AND WE BELIEVE IF WE PRAY HE WILL BE SAFE.))
SUPER=07-Cecilia Alami;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=will be safe.
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VO-NAT


Stella and her husband Kris have lived in Peru for about two years.
He works for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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SOT 7:28:54
IN Q=I'm confident that

((ALAMI: I'M CONFIDENT THAT THIS WILL COME TO A HAPPY ENDING AS HAPPY AS IT CAN BE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=it can be.
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VO-NAT


Alami says some family members have already talked to her sister, but so far she hasn't reached her...she plans to keep trying.
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P-Falwell-Flynt


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell


Reverend Jerry Falwell and pornography publisher Larry Flynt will be making a joint appearance on Larry King LIVE tomorrow night...
The two have duked it out before in a Roanoke courtroom--
Keith Humphry has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=04-Columbia Pictures; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church; :14
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1984; :21
SUPER=10-Larry Flynt/Hustler Magazine Publisher/December 1984; :35
SUPER=03-Washington DC/1987; 1:23
SUPER=@Keith2; 1:26
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=HUMPHRY NEWS-7.

((It's not just on the big screen in a movie about the pornography publisher due out in some cities next week.
Now, the Lynchburg evangelist has agreed to make a joint appearance with Flint on LIVE television tomorrow night.
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SOT
IN Q=Hopefully

(( ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=wrong.


Twelve years ago this month the two men were fighting it out in a Roanoke courtroom.
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IN Q=

((I THINK IT'S AN ON-GOING BATTLE; I THINK IT'S 6,000 YEARS OLD.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=


Larry Flynt had come to town to defend himself against Falwell's 45-million dollar defamation suit.
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IN Q=It's beyond me

((IT'S BEYOND ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT A COUNTRY FOUNDED ON THE PRINTED WORD THAT 200 YEARS LATER, PEOPLE ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT YOU READ OR ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MOVIES THAT YOU SEE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=


The federal jury in Roanoke concluded Flynt had intentionally inflicted "emotional distress" on Falwell by publishing a parody of a liquor ad, suggesting Falwell was a drunk whose sexual initiation took place in an outhouse with his mother.
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SOT @ 3:00
IN Q=

((IF LARRY HAD BEEN PHYSICALLY ABLE AND WERE NOT IN A WHEEL CHAIR. THERE'D HAVE BEEN NO LAWSUIT. I'M A CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA COUNTRY BOY. I'D JUST TAKE HIM OUTSIDE THE BARN AND WHIP HIM AND THAT'D BE THE END OF IT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=


The Supreme Court eventually overturned the trial court's decision. Falwell got nothing, but said today he enjoyed every minute of what he unapologetically calls an attempt to put Flynt out of business.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:35
IN Q=I'm you're

((I'M YOUR DREAM CLIENT. I'M THE MOST FUN. I'M RICH, AND I'M ALWAYS IN TROUBLE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=in trouble.


KEITH HUMPHRY NEWS-7))

P-Power-Outage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


About five thousand American Electric Power customers in Southwest Roanoke and Roanoke County have been in the dark since about nine tonight.
A-E-P says it has NOT located the problem, but additional crews are on the job.
A-E-P does not know how long the power outage will last. page 5 next

p-school-closings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


Remnants of yesterday's snow storm are still causing delays and cancellations for a handful of school systems.
Here's the latest list... take schoolwatch
Schools in Monroe County, West Virginia are running two hours late tomorrow....
The following schools are closed:
Carroll County, Floyd County--
Grayson County schools are closed tomorrow and so are schools in Smyth County.
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(toss to patrick)
tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Are the programs you're watching suitable for your children? The rating system was unveiled today.
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VO-NAT


And meet Biff, he goes far beyond the commands of "fetch" and "sit" -- stay with us.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

p-TV-Ratings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=tv ratings


The television industry outlined its rating system today.
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VO-NAT


A "Y" rating means the show contains little or no violence and no strong language.
Y-7 is material suitable for children 7 or older.
TV-G is suitable for all audiences.
TV-PG means parental guidance suggested.
TV-14 material may be inappropriate for children under 14 because of strong language and sexual content.
And TV-M means for mature audiences because of language, violence or explicit sexual content.
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SOT 14:04:30
IN Q=

((JACK VALENTI/MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS IN THE LONG RANGE INTEREST OF EVERY PARENT IN THIS COUNTRY WHO HAS SMALL CHILDREN AND WHOSE EVERY DAY WORRIES HOW TO SORT OUT THE 2000 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING THAT COMEINTO THEIR HOME EVERYDAY.))
SUPER=01-Jack Valenti/Motion Picture Association;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=home everyday."
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The TV ratings will begin next year.

P-Beyer-Race


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


The Lieutenant Governor's attempt to bridge the gap and find solutions to racial problems has been labelled "political posturing"
SS=wilder

by former governor and fellow Democrat Doug Wilder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Don Beyer held a unity summit today at a Richmond church.
It included the black caucus and legislators on the state level.
Jewish and Muslim leaders also attended.
The former Governor scoffed at the meeting.
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SOT 09:49:15
IN Q=If you got

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IF YOU GOT SOME CONCRETE PROPOSALS, FINE. THREE HOURS SET ASIDE TO DISCUSS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS MIDDLE OF THE DAY HARDLY SEEMS TO ME IN SUBSTANTIATE INVOLVEMENT DIRECTION WE NEED. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=direction we need.
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VO-NAT


Beyer says the summit was a brain-storming session for generating ideas to reduce hate crimes and heal racial divisions.
He's most likely the Democratic nominee for next year's Governor's race.
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P-Interstates


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


A private company could be called in to clear the snow from some of Virginia's highways.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The state has signed a 130-million dollar contract with a Richmond firm to maintain parts of three interstates, including I-81 and I-77.
The company will do basic maintenance right now, but could add snow removal later.
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SOT
IN Q=All types of maintenance

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ALL TYPES OF MAINTENANCE WORK ARE INCLUDED, FROM ROUTINE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS GRASS CUTTING, PAINTING OF STRIPES TO MAJOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS SUCH AS PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT AND BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS.))
SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=deck repairs.
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VO-NAT


The governor says this could save taxpayers 22 million dollars over five years.
The state also wants to widen ALL of Interstate 81 from Winchester to Bristol.
That would cost two billion dollars.
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p-Fuel-Prices


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


The mercury may be falling... but the cost of heating your home is on the rise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Compared to this time last year, fuel oil prices are up by 10- percent.
And the higher prices will be funneled to consumers when they get their bills.
Local distributors say the rate increases are out of their control.
They blame the higher costs on market prices and suppliers.
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SOT 14:02:52
IN Q=We have

((RON LUNDY/APB-WHITING OIL COMPANY: WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED PRICE INCREASES THIS FALL COMPARED TO WHAT THEY WERE LAST YEAR. WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. WE'RE TRYING TO HOLD THOSE INCREASES TO A MINIMUM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ron Lundy/APB-Whiting Oil;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to do that
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Fuel oil companies are not alone.
Roanoke Gas reports a 25- percent increase in prices for natural gas.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime SPorts-- what does Tech head coach Frank Beamer think of the dark cloud looming over his team?
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VO-NAT


But first on Health Check, the government is worried that parents who used marijuana in the past aren't sending their kids a clear message about the dangers of drugs.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Leader-dog


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=None


A man from New Castle is following the lead of his new companion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Rodney Brown spent the last month at a training center near Detroit.
That's where he met his new companion, Biff, a 16-month old yellow labrador retriever.
They arrived home this afternoon to the anxious arms of his mother and a friend.
Beth is the one who called the Lions Club and found out Rodney would be eligible for a Leader Dog.
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SOT
IN Q=It was like

((IT WAS LIKE, "OH, AM I READY FOR THIS?" IT JUST HAPPENED. AND IT'S GOING TO OPEN UP A LOT OF DOORS, BECAUSE I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, GOING TO TAKE SOME COMPUTER CLASSES AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=07-Rodney Brown
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=like that.
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VO-NAT


He's the perfect candidate for the Lion's Club program: very active, a great attitude, loves animals.
Beth says: he sees better than most people do.
Rodney and Biff have another year of training, before they function as a team.
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P-Teen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=teen health


Drug use among teens is increasing.
An annual government survey of 50-thousand students finds nearly 25-percent of EIGHTH graders report using drugs in the past year, more than double the rate in 1991.
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VO-NAT


For high school seniors, the figure is 40-percent, up from 27-percent.
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SOT 15:07:57
IN Q=The survey tell us

((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SEC.: THE SURVEY TELLS US THAT DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS AT UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS..THAT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM IS MARIJUANA, AND WE MUST FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY TO CHANGE THESE TRENDS. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec..; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=change these trends.
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VO-NAT


Shalala says parents who've used marijuana in the past, are having an especially difficult time sending a clear message about the dangers of marijuana.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Shalala says the drug is harmful to the brain, the heart, the lungs and the immune system-- and it limits memory, perception, and judgement.
Marijuana smoke typically contains more than 400 carcinogenic compounds.

cool-video


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


A disclaimer here, before our video of the day.
We hope you enjoy it, because this is going to be the last time you ever see Barbie in this spot....even if she builds her own log cabin out of popsicle sticks in the WDBJ parking lot...some of us are tired of hearing from her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-San Francisco; :


But tonight, this is Barbie with a twist.
It's "Trailer Trash Barbie"-- being sold only in San Francisco.
The anti-Barbies are shaped like the Mattel dolls....but that's where the similarities end.
A cigarette dangles from the unathorized doll's lips....her platinum hair shows black roots....and she has a baby slung over her hip.
Body piercings cost extra.
SUPER=75-West Bloomfield, MI; :


If that's not bad enough, the company is also unhappy with a Michigan furrier's new winter fashion line for barbie.
For a mere 240-dollars, you can cover your doll in mink-- with a fur coat and matching headband.
A Mattel spokesperson says Barbie is politically correct, and would never wear an animal coat.
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toss to sports

SP-Davis


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#fb96-3
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


We kick off primetime sports with Heisman Trophy runner-up Troy Davis. The Iowa State Hawkeye is giving up college football to make make a run for the NFL.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


The two-time All American, who led the nation in rushing this year with two-thousand-185 yards, is the first major-college ball carrier to exceed two-thousand yards twice in a career. Now the numbers.
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/93//Charlotte/72////San Antonio/65//Houston/61/3//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/0//Boston/3/3///Florida/2//Ottawa/4/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/NY Islanders/0//Philadelphia/4/3///Pittsburgh/1//St. Louis/0/2//;
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SP-Cave


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


In hoops, Patrick Henry beat Martinsville 49-46. On the girls side, Cave Spring played host to Amherst tonight.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Lancers vs. Knights; :00


Linda Long and her Lady Knights..looking to show the new triple A members what basketball is all about.
But Amherst made the first move. Sabrina Leftwich takes the pass and hits the shot to cut Cave's lead to 3.
Lady Knight Amber Neil answers with the dish to Lauren Carr who converts to extend the lead to 9.
SUPER=33-Cave Spring/71/Amherst/28;

Amherst never went away. Lauren Chambris snaps the bottom of the net from the top of the key.
Neil then makes the steal and scores as cave pulls away for the 71-28 win.
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SP-Keenan


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=MIKE KEENAN

A cold note from the freezer. Former Roanoke Valley Rebel, Mike Keenan, was fired by the St. Louis Blues today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NHL; :00


Keenan was stripped of his head coaching job and his general manager's title.
The Blues are two games under 500 this season. Keenan is the first coach to lose his job in the NHL this year. Express head coach Frank Anzalone commented Keenan's situation tonight.
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SOT
IN Q="Mike Keenan

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...went to detroit"
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Sp-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-24
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA


It was media day in Blacksburg, but before the Hokies could talk about the Nebraska Cornhuskers they had to address their latest off the field embarrassment..
Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :19
SUPER=@Mike2; 1:18
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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preview-boards


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

WDBJ-7. GOODNIGHT. That's it for us on NEWS-7 Primetime for more news watch NEWS-7 at 11 on