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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... LAYOFFS ARE EXPECTED AT ROANOKE COUNTY'S LARGEST EMLOYER.
VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE OUTLINES ITS PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS FOR CADETS-- SAYING THEY'LL BE THE SAME FOR MEN AND WOMEN. ))
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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 Friday December 20th--tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


While in the midst of a wrongful death civil trial-- O-J Simpson is awarded full custody of his two children.
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p-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


Good Evening. You're watching News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC. I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=legal scales


The tug of war for eleven-year-old Syndey and eight-year-old Justin is now over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


They've lived with their grandparents ever since police arrested O.J. Simpson back in 1994.
Simpson's lawyers had argued that they belong with their father, that he can enlighten them about their African-American heritage.
Lawyers representing Nicole Brown's parents say Simpson abused Nicole-- and therefore, the children should not be with him.
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SOT 15:07:40
IN Q=If a man

((NATASHA RIOT/BROWN FAMILY ATTORNEY: IF A MAN CONTINUES TO DENY BEING A BATTERER, HE IS NOT HEALED AS A BATTERER. AND IF HE IS NOT HEALED AS A BATTERER, HE WILL COMMIT IT AGAIN. SO DO I THINK THE CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO RISK? ABSOLUTELY. ))
SUPER=01-Natasha Riot/Brown Family Attorney; :
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OUT Q=absolutely.
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VO-NAT


So with the fight for the children over, the number one legal matter for Simpson, the Browns and the Goldman's is the civil case.
Jury members have now begun a two-week recess.
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p-HANOVER-DIRECT


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Worker at Roanoke County's largest employer have been notified of a major lay- off.
A source in Roanoke County government confirms the company is planning to eliminate the women's apparel telemarketing division.
Hanover Direct is also apparently planning to cut the second shift at the distribution warehouse on Hollins Road.
Officials from the company did not respond to requests for more information.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=hanover direct


Roanoke County provided incentives to bring Hanover Direct here in 1995, and the lay- offs will NOT violate the company's performance agreement.
There's no word on the exact number of employees who will lose their jobs, or the date the lay- offs will take effect.

P-State-Budget


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-36
SS=allen


Democrats say the Governor's budget plan reveals a kinder, gentler, greener George Allen--
Included in his proposal: 30 million dollars more for K-through 12 education.
Plus 11 million dollars for the Chesapeake Bay.
He's been advancing his budget plan with some of these announcements recently.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, there was one more shoe to drop -- a 20 million dollar surplus that's NOT budgeted for anything.
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SOT t1 09:52;25
IN Q=Just as

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: JUST AS FAMILIES ACROSS VIRGINIA DON'T SPEND EVERY LAST PENNY THAT THEY EARN, NEITHER SHOULD THEIR STATE GOVERNMENT.))
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OUT Q=state government.
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VO-NAT


Allen did NOT propose a tax cut-- but he expressed a preference that lawmakers enact a small one.
NOT likely.
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SOT T2 10:10:48
IN Q=The first call

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE FIRST CALL ON THIS 20 MILLION DOLLARS IS FIXING LAG PAY FOR STATE EMPLOYEES. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT NOT EVERY FAMILY SPENDS EVERY PENNY THEY MAKE. WELL OUR STATE EMPLOYEES WILL SPEND EVERY PENNY THEY HAVE AND SOME THAT THEY DON'T HAVE BECAUSE OF LAG PAY.))
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OUT Q=lag pay.
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VO-NAT


Allen's lag-pay plan starts in January.
Each paycheck will come a day later for seven months.
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SOT T3 11:16:20
IN Q=I do not

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I DO NOT THINK WHAT IS IN THE BUDGET ADEQUATELY DEALS WITH IT. I THINK THAT MAY BE THE REASON THAT THEY LEFT THE 20- MILLION DOLLARS FLEXIBILITY IN THE BUDGET, SO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COULD BRING ITS COLLECTIVE WISDOM TO BEAR ON THAT PROBLEM.))
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RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that problem.
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VO-NAT


Other areas lawmakers are likely to tinker with-- include higher education, school construction money and a possible increase of the two-percent raise state workers won last year.
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P-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=vmi


Virginia Military Institute plans to have male and female cadets take the same physical fitness tests.
Among the requirements they'll have to meet each semester: at least 60 sit-ups in two minutes and run a mile- and- a- half in 12 minutes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


In the first quarterly report required by U.S. District Judge Jackson Kiser, VMI also says it's offered admission to 11 women.
Three of them, FULL scholarships.
In its sports program, the school plans to field women's teams in cross country, track and swimming.
It will offer athletic scholarships to women in proportion to those already offered to men.
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P-Peru


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


The rebels holding hostages at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, have reportedly released 38 more captives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :


The Peruvian government is also allowing medicine and portable toilets to make it into the residence.
Authorities had cut off power, water and phones in the building-- where the leftist guerrillas have been holding 375 diplomats and other dignitaries hostage since Tuesday night.
Earlier today, the Red Cross sent water and food into the compound.
In this country, the Clinton Administration continues monitoring the events.
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SOT 18:12:02
IN Q=The president

((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE PRESIDENT HAS CORRESPONDED, HAS EXCHANGED CORRESPONDENCE WITH PRESIDENT FUJIMORI TO REASSURE EACH OTHER THAT THEY ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT AND THAT THEIR GOVERNMENTS ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT AS THE GOVERNMENT OF PERU ADDRESSES THE SITUATION ))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman; :
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OUT Q=situation.
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VO-NAT


The hostage drama began Tuesday night when two-dozen Tupac Amaru rebels seized hundreds of guests at a holiday party.
The rebels are demanding freedom for 300 jailed comrades, transportation to a central jungle and a promise to change the government's free market-economic policy.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Coming up on NEWS-7 Primetime-- It could be a new line of attack against the media--we'll explain Food Lion's victory today over ABC.
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VO-NAT


And a little later-- preparations are underway for the Orange Bowl-- not just in FLorida, but right here in the Star City.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Food-Lion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In Greensboro, North Carolina a jury has ruled that A-B-C television committed fraud against a grocery chain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The network's staff members went undercover as Food Lion employees for a 1992 "PrimeTime Live" expose on alleged unsanitary practices at the chain.
Today's decision opens up an entirely new line of legal attack for companies that get hurt by such exposes.
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P-Farmers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 596-45
GRAPHIC=farming


The national spotlight on farm loan discrimination got the attention of some Franklin County farmers tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The county chapter of the National Black Farmers of America met to discuss the recent findings against the U-S-D-A.
Hundreds of black farmers have filed complaints or lawsuits charging U-S-D-A loan officials discouraged, delayed or rejected their loan applications because of their race.
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SOT 4:31:44
IN Q=It takes a

((SHERMAN WITCHER/FRANKLIN CO. FARMER: IT TAKES A FARMER TO GROW YOUR FOOD TO EAT AND FARMING IS GOING OUT REGARDLESS IF YOU'RE BLACK OR WHITE. SO WHY PUT THE BLACK MAN OUT OF FARMING ESPECIALLY IF HE WANTS TO DO IT. WE'RE FARMERS BY CHOICE NOT BY FORCE. THAT'S ANY FARMER BLACK OR WHITE.))
SUPER=01-Sherman Witcher/Franklin Co. Farmer;
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OUT Q=black or white.
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VO-NAT


Representives from Senator Robb and Congressman Goodlatte's office were at the meeting.
Wednesday, the Secretary of Agriculture ordered a suspension of government farm foreclosures across the country pending the outcome of an investigation.
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p-BLack-English


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Education


Black students in Oakland, California who use double negatives or incorrect grammar are now considered to be speaking a legitimate foreign language.
That's the opinion of the Oakland school board, which wants to use federal funds to train teachers to understand the so-called "black English".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Supporters say it will help raise test scores among African- American students.
But many educators say it simply encourages children to use incorrect grammar.
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SOT 00:08:54
IN Q=I am troubled

((DR. JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I AM TROUBLED THAT NOW WE OPEN UP OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS FOR ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC `WE'RE GOING TO EXPECT A LITTLE BIT LESS OUT OF SOMEBODY'.))
SUPER=01-Dr. James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent; :00
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OUT Q=out of somebody.
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VO-NAT


McCormick says the issue of accepting "black English" has never been raised before in Lynchburg.
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P-Bowl-Shirts


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=orange bowl


Virginia Tech fans are seeing Orange and a local printing company is tickled pink.
Scribners Screen Printing makes shirts for Tech's off-campus bookstore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Since the announcement of the Hokies' Orange Bowl matchup with Nebraska, Scribners has been working non-stop.
So far the company has filled four orders totaling 15-hundred pieces.
Last year they sold more than three thousand Sugar Bowl shirts.
Greg Scribner says this year's late bowl announcement shortened the selling season, but they're happy with the sales totals for the Orange Bowl merchandise.
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SOT 10:50:33
IN Q=WHEN THEY DO

((GREG SCRIBNER/SCRIBNER SCREEN PRINTING: WHEN THEY DO WELL EVERYONE DOES WELL AND THAT MAKES IT WORTH OUR TIME TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE TECH BOOKSTORE.))
SUPER=01-Greg Scribner/Scribner Screen Printing;
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OUT Q=WITH THE TECH BOOKSTORE
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VO-NAT


The company has two artists on staff who come up with the designs.
And you don't have to travel all the way to Blacksburg for Orange Bowl shirts, Scribners is selling them at its Roanoke location as well.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime SPorts-- the Hurricanes talk about their meeting with the Cavaliers in the Carquest Bowl--
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VO-NAT


And how are shelters in our area coping with the frigid temperatures-- that story when we come back.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Cold


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Winter WX


With temperatures dropping in our area, the numbers are on the rise at homeless shelters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Rescue Mission of Roanoke had a full house last night.
The shelter doesn't turn anyone away, and this afternoon, staff members and volunteers were preparing for another busy night.
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SOT
IN Q=The division that

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: THIS DIVISION THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW HAS 89 BEDS AND THEY WERE ALL FILLED AND WE HAD TWO FELLOWS IN CHAIRS LAST NIGHT. THE RECOVERY FLOOR HAS 46 BEDS I THINK THEY'RE ALL FILLED AND WE HAVE FOUR GUYS WAITING TO GET IN RECOVERY AND FAMILY FLOOR IS FILLING UP AS WE SPEAK.))
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission of Roanoke;
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OUT Q=filling up as we speak.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Members of the staff are watching out for signs of frostbite, and the rescue mission welcomes donations of warm overcoats and boots. toss to wx Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Clear/Bitter Cold/0-5/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/30-34;
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P-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net-f
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer


On Health Check tonight, some important research concerning breast cancer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Patients may need to have more tissue removed to keep the cancer from coming back.
Researchers found that healthy-looking tissue around breast tumors may be precancerous about 30 percent of the time.
The findings appear in "Science" magazine.
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P-Holiday-Eating


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=healthy eating


It's that time, when some of us have to mull over the evils of holiday eating.
Tonight, a few suggestions to keep the scale steady throughout the season.
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VO-NAT


Just a reminder again this year-- bite for bite, holiday sweets and hors'doevres are the most caloric, fat-rich foods you'll ever eat.
So a nibble of this and a taste of that can really add up.
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SOT 1:47:29
IN Q=There's a

((DR. RANDY ECKERT/PATHOLOGIST: THERE'S A TREND OVER OVEREATING DURING THE HOLIDAYS, BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF THE TYPES OF FOODS WE SERVE THERE'S ALSO A TENDANCY TO INCREASE FATTY FOODS WE EAT EAT DURING THE HOLIDAYS))
SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Eckert/Pathologist; :
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OUT Q=during the holiday
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART******
It's easy to eat an entire day's worth of calories in one sitting-- not only packing on pounds, but also increasing cholesterol levels.
Consider budgeting your calories as you would budget your money.
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SOT 1:47:58
IN Q=As a

((AS A PATHOLOGIST WE SEE THAT PEOPLE OVER THE HOLIDAYS HAVE A TENDANCY TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CALORIES THAT THEY TAKE IN AT THEIR HOLIDAY MEALS. AND WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO DO IS THINK OF IT AS BUDGETING. YOU BUDGET YOUR MONEY THAT YOU HAVE OVER THE HOLIDAYS ON THE NUMBER OF PRESENTS THAT YOU WANT TO BUY. AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS BUDGET THE NUMBER OF PRESENTS YOU WANT TO BUY. AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS BUDGET YOUR CALORIES AS WELL. ))
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OUT Q=calories as well.
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VO-NAT


Here are a few ideas to trim the fat:
Choose white, skinless turkey meat instead of dark, to cut out 50-percent of the fat and calories.
Split desert-- a single piece of pecan pie adds up to 38 grams of fat.
Never go to a party hungry-- that can destroy even the strongest willpower.
And of course, keep up the exercise.
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cool-video


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


Tonight, our video of the day is chock full of Tickle-Me Elmo--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-New York; :


The best dressed Elmo is found at Cartier on Manhattan's 5th Avenue-- sporting a million dollar diamond necklace and bracelet.
The jeweler says it's a real deal.
The Elmo doll is free, with of course, the purchase of the diamonds.
Meantime, have you ever wondered about the big guy behind the Sesame Street scene stealer?
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SOT 1:54:48
IN Q=Look NAT SOUND

((LOOK WHAT ELMO WROTE HIS OWN SONG. )) ((KEVIN CLASH/VOICE OF ELMO: PEOPLE ARE KIND OF SHOCKED BECAUSE I HAVE THIS BARITONE VOICE AND I CAN GO UP SO HIGH WITH THAT VOICE, IT JUST HAPPENED AND IT WORKS FOR THE CHARACTER, SO. ))
SUPER=75-Kevin Clash/Voice of Elmo; :04
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OUT Q=for the character, so.
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VO-NAT


Clash says Elmo has had a positive force on his own life...so he's glad to see the fuzzy red muppet become a household name.
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SP-Hendrick


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Tonight in Primetime Sports Virginia Tech gets ready for Nebraska and the Hurricanes talk about their Carquest showdown with Virginia
SS=Hendrick


NASCAR car owner Rick Hendrick was in court today in Asheville, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Asheville, NC; :00


Hendrick plead innocent to federal money laundering charges during his arraignment today.
Hendrick, who is the nation's largest car dealer, faces 13 counts of money laundering, plus a charge of mail fraud and conspiracy for allegedly building his empire through the use of bribes.
And now here's the numbers.
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=Tech Nebraska


The Virginia Tech Hokies continued their preparations for the Nebraska Cornhuskers today, and as you know those preparations do not include Brian Edmonds.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


As you likely know by now, the senior fullback has been suspended for the Orange Bowl.
And while that make look like a serious blow to the offense, senior captain Billy Conaty says it may be a blessing in disguise.
Edmonds absence will allow Marcus Parker to start at fullback and play the entire game instead of splitting time at tailback.
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SOT
IN Q="I always...

((BILLY CONATY/VIRGINIA TECH CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Virginia Tech Center; :00
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=...gonna do well."
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VO-NAT con't


Edmonds absence also means that Shyrone Stith will be back in the tech tailback plans backing up Ken Oxendine.
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SP-Miami


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Carquest Bowl


Miami coach Butch Davis already knows a couple of things about the Cavaliers from his days as a N-F-L scout.
One the Cavaliers are well coached in all phases of the the game and the other they have a very explosive offense led by Tailback Tiki Barber.
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SOT
IN Q="obviously with

((BUTCH DAVIS/MIAMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Butch Davis/Miami Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=.......wide receivers."
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SP-Kotite


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=NEW YORK JETS


Oo the NFL front, the New York Jets and head coach Rich Kotite announced that they are parting ways after the team's season finale at home this Sunday against the Dolphins.
Under Kotite's leadership the Jets are just 4 and 27 over the past two seasons.
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SOT
IN Q="If you take...

((RICH KOTITE/RESIGNS AS JETS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rich Kotite/Resigns as Jets Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...WAY TO GO."
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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.
There are just a few shopping days left before Christmas...
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SUPER=x5024;
SUPER=76-Christmas Shopping


And with one in three people now owning a home computer, there's a huge variety of presents out there for every age.
SUPER=77-Cyber Santa;


Len Besthoff begins his series on Cyber Santa...with the possibilities for all ages.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie

The story in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Have a nice weekend. SS=NONE