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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Kimberly McBroom;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... SALEM SALUTES ITS STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPION SPARTANS WITH A PARADE THROUGH THE CITY...
A ROANOKE COUNTY FAMILY CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF RELATIVES HELD HOSTAGE IN PERU. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Our top story tonight, this Monday, December 23rd--
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VO-NAT


It's being called the worst air-craft disaster in Southwestern Virginia...
Now Federal officials are hoping the flight data recorders will give some insight on the crash of the cargo plane that killed six people.
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P-AIRBORNE-CRASH


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=SPR
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=AIRBORNE CRASH


Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
The Airborne Express Cargo plane went down in Giles County at about 6:15 last night.
The "black boxes" are now in Washington. take map
The delivery company recently purchased the plane and workers were taking it on a test flight from North Carolina to Ohio.
Scott Prince traveled to the site and has this report.
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P-Peru


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-A
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :


Even though leftist rebels in Peru released 225 of their captives last night-- 140 people are still being held hostage at the Japanese ambassador's home.
The Tupac Amaru says their freedom depends on the release of the guerilla group's 300 comrades.
Peru's government is still refusing to comply-- today, a former leader of the rebel group warned the government against giving in.
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P-Local-peru


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-36

*WIPE*WIPE*WIPE*
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru/Last Night;


Among the American hostages released, Kris Merschrod (merr-SHRAWD) a U-S AID official.
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It brought a big sigh of relief to his relatives in Roanoke County.
Cecilia Alami (ah-lah-ME) is his sister-in-law.
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((CECILIA ALAMI/RELATIVE OF HOSTAGE: I REALLY THANK EVERYBODY I KNOW. ALL OF MY FRIENDS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH WHO ARE PRAYING FOR US. AND WE JUST KNEW IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.))
SUPER=01-Cecilia Alami/Relative of Hostage;
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VO-NAT


Alami's sister Stella was also taken hostage when terrorists stormed the residence in Lima.
She was released a few days before her husband.
Alami spoke with (Merr-Shrawd) Merschrod today.
SUPER=04-Last Week;


He told her that the hostages were treated surprisingly well.
In spite of the situation, there was a relatively relaxed atmosphere, and the hostages were NOT sitting around the house since Tuesday with guns pointed to their heads.
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P-Israel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will meet tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gaza; :


They will apparently try to wrap up a deal on Israel's troop pullout from the West Bank town of Hebron.
A Palestinian official says U-S Mideast envoy Dennis Ross will take part in the meeting.
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P-yeltsin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=yeltsin


Russian President Boris Yeltsin is back on the job after being away from the Kremlin for nearly six months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


Yeltsin looked much thinner and still a bit unsteady-- several weeks after major heart surgery.
Still, he says he's feeling well and ready for action.
He appeared in good spirits as he talked to guards outside his office.
But former Russian national security advisor Alexander (Leh-bed) Lebed says Yeltsin is too sick to run the country.
Lebed, who was fired by Yeltsin, alleges the President is drinking again.
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P-Clinton


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=christmas


Soldiers at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina got special recognition for their efforts today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;


President Clinton thanked the men and women on behalf of all Americans.
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((YOU SHOULD KNOW AT CHRISTMAS TIME THAT YOU DO HAVE THE KNOWING PROFOUND GRATITUDE OF ALL AMERICANS. YOU ARE HEPING US TO FULFILL A SACRED PLEDGE TO KEEP OUR NATION THE GREAT FORCE OF THE WORLD FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM, SECURITY AND PROSPERITY.))
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VO-NAT


Then it was time for a meal with the troops, complete with roast beef, barbecued chicken and beef stew.
The President also had a slice of holiday pie.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Still to come- the unofficial merchandising mascot of the 1996 Christmas season took center stage in Roanoke today--
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VO-NAT


And these vehicles aren't on the NASCAR circuit, but one sheriff's department hopes they're on track to combat DUI and drug offenders.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Plaster


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Plaster


A familiar Republican has stepped forward hoping to fill the shoes of state senator elect Roscoe Reynolds.
58- year old Phil Plaster announced over the weekend he's seeking the republican nomination to run in the special election.
Plaster is a former member of the Patrick County board of supervisors
He ran once before for Reynolds' seat in 1995.
Last week, Democrat Barnie Day announced his intentions to run for state senate.
The earliest date for a special election is January 14th.

P-Bedford-Camaros


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-94
gRAPHIC=NONE


It's not exactly Miami Vice, but it may be as close as Bedford County will get to it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


The Sheriff's Department added two 1997 Camaros to its fleet, for use by the department's newly- created Crime Suppression Unit.
Not only are the patrol cars loaded with radar detection-- but also, video recorders and breathalyzer equipment.
They've also been outfitted with Corvette engines, giving them a little extra punch on the road.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THE SIZE, THE QUICKNESS, A LOT OF TIMES IN HIGH SPEED PURSUITS, AN OFFICER IS TRYING TO GET IN CLOSE ENOUGH WHERE HE CAN GET A LICENSE NUMBER AND THEN BACK OFF. THIS VEHICLE CAN CLOSE THE GAP REAL QUICK ON VEHICLES, AND YOU CAN GET IN, GET A LICENSE NUMBER, GET A DESCRIPTION AND THEN THE OFFICER CAN, AT HIS DISCRETION, BACK OFF AND CEASE THE CHASE.))
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VO-NAT


Brown says the Crime Suppression Unit will work with other law enforcement agencies in cracking down on DUI and drug offenders in the county.
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P-Walnut-Bridge


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


The city of Roanoke has an early Christmas gift for visitors to Mill Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Walnut Street bridge re-opened today.
The bridge was torn up a year ago, forcing people who had used Walnut Street to get to the mountain to take a detour.
The project was finished on time, and on budget.
It includes some new decorative lighting.
The contractor still has some painting to do, but the bridge will remain open during that work.
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P-RU-Hunger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=radford univ.


On the campus of Radford University, students are feeling the spirit of the holidays....by giving to others.
A quarter of the student population has donated three-thousand dollars to fight hunger, with the "Skip-A-Meal" hunger drive.
17-hundred students gave a lunch from their meal plans.
The university will give the money to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Tonight on Primetime Sports-- a special look at yesterday's historic day at R-F-K stadium--
And a little later-- a visit to the orphanages of China.
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As Americans have learned of abandoned baby girls, the number of adoptions has soared in the last five years.
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WEFC!!!
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P-ELMO


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=christmas Shopping


The most sought after toy this Christmas-- could have been yours-- for a price today.
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((AUCTIONEER CALLING ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Five Tickle-Me-Elmo dolls went from Sesame Street to the auction block courtesy of W-S-L-Q radio and Lowe's.
One of the treasured dolls was also given away in a drawing.
Seven year old Andrew Secrist was the lucky winner, but he admits he'd rather have something more MACHO.
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((SOME KIND OF A BAD GUY, OR MAYBE A BATMAN TOY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ))
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The five red fuzzy muppets netted close to 12-hundred dollars for the Salvation Army.
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((TICKLE ME ELMO: HA HA HA HA HA!, THAT TICKLES! ))
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Stay tuned for our Video of the Day-- headed your way on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Nutrition


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=education


Are you hoping the New Year brings better nutrition and exercise habits?
Starting next month, Virginia Western Community College will be offering a class on weight management.
So you can improve your body, while earning college credit.
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((NANCY MAURELLI/NUTRITION EXPERT: WE'RE GOING TO BE COVERING FOOD BEHAVIORS, EATING BEHAVIORS AND STYLES, WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT APPROPRIATE ACTIVITY, EXERCISE, WHAT THAT IS FOR EACH PERSON, HOW TO TELL WHEN YOU'RE DOING ENOUGH OR TOO MUCH AND WHAT INTENSITY TO BE WORKING AT. WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE TOUCHING ON WHAT I CALL THE MIND OVER MATTER TECHNIQUES, USING YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES AND SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS TO HELP MAKE THE PROCESS EASIER AND FASTER FOR MOST PEOPLE ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Maurelli/Nutrition Expert; :
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For instance she says, some people are told even as children that they're big boned-- and destined for largeness.
Often that's not true, she warns-- and says many of us can un-learn some of these so-called scripts we're taught early on.
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((THE CLEAN PLATE CLUB, IS ANOTHER THING WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT, THAT YOU'VE GOT TO EAT EVERYTHING ON YOUR PLATE, UNLEARNING SOME OF THOSE THINGS WE WERE TAUGHT AS VERY SMALL CHILDREN, WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, ARE INGRAINED IN OUR MIND ABOUT WHAT'S APPROPRIATE TO EAT, AND ALSO EATING FOR REASONS OTHER THAN HUNGER WHICH IS A BIG ISSUE FOR MOST PEOPLE. ))
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Maurelli will also be focusing on size-acceptance-- as one size does not fit all.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The classes are open to the public, for both men and women-- and you can chose between morning or evening sessions.
To register, contact Virginia Western's Office of Continuing Education.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


We don't have to go far for our video pick.
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SUPER=75-Salem; :


Tonight's top shots come from the Salem Spartan football team parade.
They celebrated in grand style after winning the State Championship earlier this month.
The firemen donated their truck for the big event, cheerleaders chanted and the Salem Marching Band played victory songs.
Main Street was overflowing with fans as the team and coaches passed by.
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((THIS IS SUPER, I THINK ITS A GREAT THING ))
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The players say this championship is a dream come true, and they admit they thought they'd never see it happen.
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SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Tonight on PrimeTime sports we'll show the activities surrounding the final Redskins football game at R-F-K.
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Meantime, a couple of N-F-L coaches are unemployed heading into the holiday season.
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As expected, The New york giants fired head coach Dan Reeves today ending their four year association.
Reeves led the Giants to an 11 and 5 season in 1993 and into the N-f-C title game.
The Giants went 6 and 10 this season and Reeves finishes with a 31 and 33 record in New York.
There's also an opening in Atlanta where the Falcons fired head coach June Jones. Jones suffered through a stormy season including the suspension and waiving of starting quarterback Jeff George. The Falcons finished the season 3 and 13.
Now here's the numbers.
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SP-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Fb96-2
GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo


They said good bye to R-F-K Stadium yesterday and the Skins hosted the Cowboys. Photographer Scott Ayers was among the thousands that showed up for the final game at the historic Stadium.
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P-Chinese-Babies


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


It would be a Christmas story any time of year.... they are China's unwanted children....very much wanted by childless Americans.
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Of almost 10-thousand children adopted internationally last year, more than half were from Asia, more than 21-hundred from China alone.
A traditional preference for boys and the government's strict policy of one child per family has left orphanages crowded with girls.
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((WE KNEW RIGHT THEN THAT THIS WAS OUR BABY. WE COULD JUST FEEL IT, THEY PUT HER IN OUR ARMS AND SHE WAS THE ONE. RIGHT. ))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The steady stream of children from China has given hope to thousands of Americans, wishing to adopt-- especially older couples who have trouble adopting in this country.
The Chinese want adoptive parents to be at least 35.
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(( ))
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Still the sudden popularity of China's orphans may be proving too much for Chinese bureaucracy.
In the face of overwhelming demand, the Chinese are re-organizing procedures for adoption.
While some cases are now on hold-- thousands of once-abandoned little girls now have new traditions in a new land.....granting their parents the wish of a lifetime.
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BYE


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
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