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ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up on News at 6, investigators begin combing the wreckage searching for clues to one of the worst airplane crashes in Southwest Virginia history.
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and a Roanoke woman celebrates the end of a hostage situation in Peru.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
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And in sports, Virginia Tech and Virginia talk about their bowl Trips.
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And as expected, the New York Giants fire head coach Dan Reeves.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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Christmas shopping in short sleeves?
It was possible today, as temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s.
But rainy weather and cooler temperatures are on the way.

Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=Airborne Crash


Nearly two dozen investigators from the FAA and NTSB spent their day in Giles County.
They're searchng for answers into last night's deadly plane crash.
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MAP ON PINNACLE PAGE
An Airborne Express cargo plane went down near the town of Narrows, killing all six people on board. Apparently the plane was recently purchased and workers were participating in a test run from North Carolina to Ohio.
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Scott Prince has been on the story. He's with us tonight from near the crash site.
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Live
(Scott Full)
(Queston: how long will the investigation take?)


Peru-Hostage


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=NONE


Peruvian rebels released 225 hostages from a Japanese ambassador's home in Lima, with 140 still held captive.
Among those released, an American with a sister-in law in Roanoke County.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Cecilia Alami/Relative of Hostage; :00
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((OUR REACTION WAS ONE OF COURSE OF ABSOLUTE JOY. WE FELT THAT AT THAT MOMENT THAT OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION REALLY STARTED. ))
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Cecilia Alami says her brother- in- law, Kris Merschrod, tried to walk away from the hostage standoff after his release so he could go home, but he was eventually bused to a hospital with the other former captives.
Merschrod told her it was a pretty relaxed inside the Japanese ambassador's home.
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((ALAMI: ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, THEY ALL GOT UP GOT THE VACUUM CLEANERS OUT CLEANED THE HOUSE, MADE THE PLACE LOOK OKAY. AND HE REALLY SAID THAT THERE WASN'T ANY PROBLEM WITH FOOD EXCEPT FOR ONE DAY WHEN THEY HAD TO SPLIT A SMALL SANDWICH SIX WAYS.))
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(( CECILIA ALAMI/RELATIVE OF HOSTAGE: I ALSO ASKED HIM IF THEY HAD HAD GUNS POINTED AT THEIR HEAD THE WHOLE TIME THEY WERE THERE. AND HE SAID NO, THAT THAT WASN'T THE CASE AT ALL.))
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Merschrod believes his captors have more earnest intentions than The Shining Path, another rebel organization in Peru known for its violence.
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((ALAMI: HE SAID THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE REALLY GENUINE, AND THEY WANT TO SEE SOME REFORM IN THE GOVERNMENT, THEY WANT REPRESENTATION IN THE GOVERNMENT IS WHAT THEY WANT. AND HE FELT THAT THEY REALLY WANTED TO COMMUNICATE AND DO SOME SERIOUS NEGOTIATING.))
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Alami's sister, who's married to Merschrod, was released a few days earlier.
Merschrod also praised the efforts of the Japanese ambassador and the Red Cross in making the hostages comfortable.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Plaster


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
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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.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, Bedford County hopes its new cars will help it get a fast start on fighting crime,
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and we'll tell you how some backdoor dealing and an infectious laugh have led to some much needed funds for the Salvation Army.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly



Just when you thought Old Man Winter had taken a vacation-- we've got some colder temperatures on the way by late tomorrow.
Those will come in the wake of a cold front moving through overnight.
Meanwhile, today was very pleasant..let's take a look at some of the highs...wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Fire


The fire that caused 125-thousand dollars in damage to a Henry County church appears to be accidental.
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The Victory Baptist Church on Route 609 near Fieldale was damaged from fire, heat and smoke.
Investigators believe a candle in some christmas decorations may have ignited the fire around 9-45 last night.
The blaze apparently started in the left side of the pulpit, near the piano.
The state fire marshal's office will contact area churches to offer safety inspections in hopes of preventing any future losses.
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Elmo-Auction


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Tickle me Elmo craze has the Salvation Army tickled pink.
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((AUCTIONEER CALLING ))
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More than one-hundred Sesame Street fans waited at the Lowe's store in Roanoke this afternoon- all for a chance at the hottest Christmas present this year.
W-S-L-Q radio personality Dick Daniels decided to hold the charity auction-- But it took extra measures to round up these hard to find muppets.
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((DICK DANIELS: NOT ILLEGAL, BUT I TELL YOU, WE DID HAVE TO DO SOME STOCKROOM DEALING TO GET A COUPLE OF THEM.))
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The auction attracted people of all ages, including one woman who already has two Elmos and just came to see the spectacle.
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((KATHERINE WILSON:WE GOT OUR ELMO FROM A FRIEND OF OURS, HER MOTHER IN LAW LIVES IN DETROIT, SHE ENDED UP WITH TWO ELMOS, ONE FROM NC, ONE FROM DETROIT. ))
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The five Elmos netted more than 11-hundred dollars for the Salvation army.
New Sesame Street "Tickle-me" dolls for different characters are already in the works for next Christmas.
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Southside-Shopping


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


Piedmont Mall in Danville is easing the stress for last minute shoppers.
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The mall is offering extended hours for those last minute shoppers.
Store managers generally open at ten AM but to accommodate shoppers the mall has been opening two hours early.
Danville's only shopping mall has also been keeping its doors open later in the evening.
Tonight the mall will remain open until ten-- and until six christmas eve.
Mall officials say a random survey of store managers indicates sales have been strong since Thanksgiving.
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((CHERYL RITTENHOUSE/PIEDMONT MALL MARKETING ASSISTANT:FOR THE MOST PARK IT'S BEEN REAL PROFITABLE. WE'VE OPENED EARLY MANY DAYS AND WE'VE STAYED OPEN LATE ESPECIALLY ON THE WEEKENDS AND THAT'S BEEN REALLY GOOD, SOME OF OUR HARDER TIMES HAVE BEEN SUNDAYS, MOST PEOPLE ARE IN CHURCH ON THOSE DAYS SO IT HASN'T GONE OVER AS WELL AS SOME OF OUR OTHER AREAS BUT IT HAS BEEN HELPFUL IN SOME INSTANCES. ))
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During the holiday season, there are about one hundred stores for shoppers to choose from.
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Nutrition


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=Nutrition


With the New Year approaching- many people are making a list of lifestyle resolutions.
Often, diet and exercise take top priority.
Nutrition expert Nancy Maurelli will make the task easier---
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Starting next month, she'll teach a class at Virginia Western Community College that focuses on proper eating, exercise, and body acceptance.
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((NANCY MAURELLI/NUTRITION CONSULTANT: MY GOAL WITH THIS CLASS IS FOR THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO CUSTOMIZE A PROGRAM FOR THEMSELVES, TO MAKE APPROPRIATE CHOICES TO FIT WITH THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES, THEIR LIFESTYLE AND THEIR GOALS TO MEET THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS BECAUSE ONE TYPE OF PROGRAM IS NOT GOING TO WORK FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL.))
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The class is open to the public, for both men and women--
You can choose either morning or evening sessions, and earn college credit.
To register, contact Virginia Western's office of Continuing Education.

Bedford-Camaros


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you've ever dreamed of waking up on Christmas morning and finding a new sports car parked in your driveway, you know how some members of the Bedford County Sheriff's department feel.
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The county added two 1997 Camaros to its fleet, for use by the department's newly-created Crime Suppression Unit.
Not only are the new patrol cars loaded with radar detection, 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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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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Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
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On Wall Street today, the stock market started the week on a positive note.
The DOW was UP over four and a-half points, closing at 64-hundred-89.
The NASDAQ lost nine points.
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Salem-parade


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=State Champion


The city of Salem is preparing to salute its state champion Spartans tonight.
In about 15 minutes, the team will parade down main street.
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Eric Earnhart is there. Eric, how is the turnout?
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Eric adlibs to live interviews

SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;
SUPER=07-Ricky Eubanks/Member of State Champions;
SUPER=07-Jeff Akers/Member of State Champions;
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, The Giants and Falcons fire their head football coaches.
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And we'll take a look at the sights and sounds of the final game at R-F-K.
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S-Coaches


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Giants Logo


Well, The N-F-L's regular season is over and now several coaches are looking for new jobs in the lead. We start in New York.
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SUPER=04-FOX SPORTS; :


As expected, the New York giants fired head coach Dan Reeves today ending their four year association.
Reeves lead 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.
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((DAN REEVES/FIRED AS GIANTS HEAD COACH: ))
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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 3 and 3 with yesterday's loss to Jacksonville and Jones has a record of 19 and 29 in three years.
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S-Beamer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA


The Virginia Tech Hokies continued their preparations for their New year's Eve Orange bowl date with Nebraska today.
The Hokies will not only have to overcome a super talented team, but they also will have to handle a lot of tradition.
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The senior class on this Nebraska team has accomplished more than any class in NCAA history.
The Nebraska class of 96 has won two national championships, 46 games in four years, three conference championships and they have a perfect home record in their four year at 26-and-0.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=Uva/Miami


No matter what they do; the Virginia Cavaliers cannot get away from Big East teams that always seem to play their best games against the Wahoos.
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At the end of the 1993 season, the Cavs ran into a red hot Boston College quarterback in Glen Foley, now with the New York Jets. Foley threw for over 300 yards in BC's Carquest Bowl win.
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Virginia tech played perhaps one of it's best games against Virginia at November's end, holding the Cavs to 3 field goals. Miami is up next.
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((TODD WHITE/UVA DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
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Ironically, the Hokies are helping the Cavaliers in their game preparation for the Hurricanes.
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((TIKI BARBER/UVA ALL TIME LEADING RUSHER:))
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Fb96-
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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