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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Tracy Altizer;
SUPER=70-Robin Reed;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Tracy
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VO-NAT


Here's what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime... three children apparently left home alone flee from their burning house.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT


The pilot of the downed Air Express Cargo plane is remembered by his friends at the crash site.
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top-story


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Friday December 27th--tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


An offensive odor leads to the gruesome discovery of two decomposed bodies in an apartment in Old Southwest--
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P-Day-Bodies


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, Good Evening, I'm Tracy Altizer sitting in for Connie Stevens.
Police say murder- suicide is one of the possibilities surrounding the deaths.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Around 4:30 this afternoon, the bodies of two black men were pulled from an apartment at 4-29 Day Avenue.
Maintenance workers found the men after other residents at the building complained of a foul odor.
When the workers opened the door they found one man lying on a sofa, the other man on his back in the floor.
Police say the men had been dead for about a week.
A gun was found near one of the victims.
Police have not released their names.
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P-Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Three children, left home alone, escaped injury when fire destroyed a home in Roanoke this morning.
The blaze broke out on Southern Hills Drive shortly before noon.
The girls, two sisters and a friend ran to a neighbor's house saying their house was on fire, and they couldn't get into the room their mother was in.
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SOT 6:58:25
IN Q=

((DIST. CHIEF PAT TAYLOR/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: WE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL, STRUCTURAL FIRE, POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT. WHEN WE ARRIVED HEAVY FLAMES SHOWING FROM THE FRONT PORTION OF THE HOUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Dist. Chief Pat Taylor/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of the house.
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VO-NAT


Taylor says firefighters searched the house for an hour looking for the mother before police located her somewhere else.
The mother told police a neighbor was supposed to be watching her children.
No one was seriously injured.
The house and its contents were a total loss.
Officials suspect clothing left on a floor furnace started the fire.
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P-Mall-Shooting


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NET-F
GRAPHIC=SHOOTING


Nine stores in a suburban Chicago shopping mall were evacuated today when a gunman opened fire in a hair salon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Skokie, IL;


The man fired several shots into the ceiling when he overtook the salon.
No one has been hurt, but the man is apparently still holed up inside with one or two hostages.
Police say they've talked by phone with a woman held by the gunman and she sounds calm.
Police believe he is the former boyfriend of one of the women who was in the salon.
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P-McDonalds


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


In California, Police say a gunman that killed one woman at a McDonald's restaurant may have also been a disgruntled boyfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vallejo, CA;


Three female McDonald's employees were shot in the head-
The gunmen apparently did not say anything, did not TAKE anything and did not harm any customers.
Police say a former employee resembles a composite drawing of the suspect.
They say the man had some problems while working at the restaurant, but police did not elaborate.
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P-Buckingham-Prison


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia prison officials still insist there was NO riot yesterday at Buckingham Correctional Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


At a news conference today, corrections director Ron Angelone released more details of the stabbing of the prison warden, and how 20 or so inmates then rushed a control room.
SUPER=03-Buckingham Co./File Tape;


Four were injured when an officer fired off five rounds from a rifle.
Meanwhile, inmates set a number of what Angelone calls "nuisance fires," including one that destroyed the prison library.
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SOT 52:02
IN Q=A riot would

((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: A RIOT WOULD BE WHERE INMATES, NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ON, DID AS A GROUP AND JUST TOTALLY GOT INVOLVED WITH DOING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING UNTIL YOU HAD TO GO IN AND PHYSICALLY RESTRAIN EVERY INMATE THAT WAS OUT IN THE YARD.))
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in the yard.
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VO-NAT


Angelone says warden Eddie Pearson was released from the hospital today.
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SOT 51:34
IN Q=He's got

((HE'S GOT A LARGE STITCH SCAR ON THE SIDE OF HIS FACE FROM WHERE THE CUTTING WENT. IT WAS SERIOUS IN THE POINT THAT A LOT OF BLOOD WAS LOST.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=was lost.
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VO-NAT


32- year old Dennis Keith Webb will be charged in the stabbing.
Buckingham is now on indefinite lockdown.
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tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=tracy
SS=NONE


The on-site crash investigation of the Airborne Express cargo plane in Giles County is wrapping up--
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VO-NAT


And how harmful can a Cabbage Patch doll be? Rescue personnel had to free one girl from the toy's clutches. The story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=TRACY
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=airborne crash


A Salem couple is making sure there is more than debris left behind from the deadly plane crash in Giles County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Roger and Carol Whitley were friends with the pilot of Sunday's ill- fated Airborne Express flight.
They knew Keith (LEH-ming) Leming from the time he was a small boy.
This morning they took a wreath and a bouquet of flowers up to the crash site as a symbol of love and remembrance.
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SOT 11:11:35
IN Q=As a young

((CAROL WHITLEY/VICTIM'S FRIEND: AS A YOUNG BOY, WE WERE HIS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND WE KNEW HIS WIFE WHEN THEY WERE GOING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED. THEY USED TO BE AT OUR HOUSE ALL OF THE TIME AND WAS JUST A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN. ))
SUPER=01-Carol Whitley/Victim's Friend;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=young man
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Monday;


Meanwhile, NTSB officials are in the process of wrapping up their on sight probe.
There are still many unknowns about the D- C- 8 crash, but investigators now say there is no evidence of an aircraft maintenance problem.
All six people on board the plane were killed.
A preliminary report will likely be completed sometime next week.
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P-Shooting


ANCHOR=TRACY
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=shooting


Police have arrested a suspect in last night's shooting in northwest Roanoke.
22 year- old Thaddeus Lee Ross is charged with malicious wounding, attempted robbery, and use of a firearm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


A 22-year-old man was shot in the hip in the 800 block of Hunt Avenue just before 6:30 last night.
Police say Clarence Patterson was confronted by two men who asked him "Where's the stuff?"
When Patterson denied he had anything, the two men pulled out guns and started shooting.
At least one bullet hit Patterson.
Police spent close to an hour looking for shell casings and other evidence.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


No official word on Patterson's condition, but police say his injury is NOT critical.

p-New-Motel


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Roanoke Valley's newest hotel.
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SOT
IN Q=We're still cleaning rooms

((BETTY GRAY/HOTEL MANAGER: WE'RE STILL CLEANING ROOMS. WE'VE STILL GOT CONTRACTORS COMING IN AND OUT. WE CLEAN. THEY GO BACK. WE CLEAN AGAIN. BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN. I MEAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.))
SUPER=01-Betty Gray/Hotel Manager;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=a sense of humor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Comfort Suites at Ridgewood Farms will open for business Monday morning.
Today, contractors were installing equipment, while employees were spiffing up the guest rooms and attending to dozens of last-minute details.
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SOT
IN Q=You think you've

((BETTY GRAY/HOTEL MANAGER: YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT IT ALL PLANNED AND ALL OF THE LAST- MINUTE THINGS GO WRONG. SOMETHING HASN'T COME IN OR YOU'RE WAITING ON A SUBCONTRACTOR TO FINISH HIS JOB SO YOU CAN DO YOURS, BUT IT'S COMING TOGETHER. IT'S REALLY BEGINNING TO LOOK NICE.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=beginning to look nice.
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VO-NAT


The hotel is located on a hilltop across route 419 from Columbia- Lewis Gale Hospital.
It expects to serve guests who are visiting the medical facilities nearby.
But managers also expect that more of their guests will be corporate clients, visiting the Roanoke Valley on business.
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P-Doll-Attack


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=none


A Cabbage Patch Snack Time Kids doll went on a feeding frenzy, devouring the hair of a seven year- old girl.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Griffith, IN;


Sarah Stevens was lying on the floor watching t-v with her doll on her shoulder.
Next thing she knew the doll was lunching on her locks.
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SOT 17:07:14
IN Q=

((SARAH STEVENS: MY AUNT CAME TO CHECK ON ME BECAUSE I WAS CRYING, AND I TOLD HER THAT THE BABY HAD SUCKED ON MY HEAD. ))
SUPER=07-Sarah Stevens;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=on my head.
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VO-NAT


The doll is designed to keep eating until its plastic food drops into its backpack.
It ended up chewing Sarah's hair until it reached her scalp.
Rescuers had to dismantle the doll to free her hair.
A spokesman for Mattel, the manufacturer says this is the first complaint with the doll he's aware of.
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tease#2

music under
ANCHOR=tracy
SS=NONE


Ahead on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Next week will mark First Night Roanoke's six anniversary as the valley's alcohol free bash.
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VO-NAT


And Mike Stevens has first half highlights from the Carquest Bowl as the Cavaliers try to sack the hurricanes.
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WEFC!!!
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P-First-Night


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=first night


New Year's Eve is just days away--for many people it is now a tradition to attend First Night.
The celebration held at various locations around Roanoke, continues growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31, 1992;


This year's festival marks the sixth time Roanoke has hosted the alcohol-free blast.
It's grown from 35-hundred people to more than 10-thousand last year.
Organizers say that's because of the wide variety of events offered.
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SOT 25:26:16
IN Q=WE'LL HAVE

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FIRST NIGHT: WE'LL HAVE CARRIAGE RIDES OUTSIDE, OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT. THIS YEAR WE'LL HAVE FIREMEN REPELLING OFF THE CITY GARAGE TO OPERA AND SPOTLIGHTS. WE'LL HAVE CLOSE TO 80 DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/First Night;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=80 DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES.
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VO-NAT


This year's party also includes events geared for young adults, teenagers and children.
All you need for admission is a First Night button.
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ANCHOR=Tracy
SS=HOLD


The buttons are for sale at many different locations including Kroger, Heironimus, Save X Mini Marts, Your Hometown Station and the Roanoke Festival in the Park office.
They cost seven dollars for adults and three dollars for children under 12 if you buy them in advance.
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SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Drizzle Late/36-38/Mostly Cloudy/But Mild/54-56;
SUPER=333-Clouds With/Patchy Fog Late/34-36/Mostly Cloudy/And Mild/56-58;
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=tracy


A very chilly Video of the Day is headed your way on NEWS-7 Primetime right here on WEFC, don't go away. cc sponsor go to break

P-Gulf-Illness


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=gulf war syndrome


Tonight on Health Check-- Army scientists say they have another possible clue into the so called Gulf War Illness.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


They've agreed to investigate a California researcher's claim that a possible bacterial infection might be the cause of the illness.
Researchers will gather at the Walter Reed Medical Center next month to look at the scientist's claims.
Thousands of veterans of the 1991 war with Iraq have complained of memory loss, joint and muscle pain, depression and skin rashes.
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P-ACL


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=Baby boomers


It's not unusual to see baby boomers playing playing sports that used to be reserved for people twenty years younger.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver;


So doctors say it's not unusual for middle aged men and women to suffer injuries-- especially blown out knees. Many of them are tearing the anterior crutiate (croosh-e-it) ligament, or A-C-L.
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SOT 10:32:56
IN Q=

((DR. TED PARKS/ ST. LUKES MEDICAL CENTER PRES.: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE IN OUR PRACTICE AND ORTHOPEDICS IN GENERAL. THAT IS A POPULATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SUSTAINING INJURIES THAT ARE TYPICALLY INJURIES OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ATHLETES." ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ted Parks/St. Lukes Medical Center; :03
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=college athletes.
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VO-NAT

The A-C-L is a ligament that's deep inside the knee joint, it's main job is to keep the shin bone from sliding around when the knee bends. Unfortunately the older you are, the easier it is to tear an A-C-L.
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SOT 10:33:25
IN Q=

((WE KNOW THAT LIGAMENTS ARE CONNECTIVE TISSUES AND WE KNOW THAT OVER TIME CONNECTIVE TISSUES BECOME MORE RIGID AND RIGID THINGS BREAK EASIER THAN ELASTIC THINGS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=elastic things.
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VO-NAT


You can live without an A-C-L, but if you're active the knee becomes unstable, over time it can lead to arthritis.
Doctors say surgery can rebuild the A-C-L, with about a nine month rehabilitation period to strengthen the new ligament.
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cool-video


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


Our video pick comes from the Pacific Northwest, where a major winter storm has dumped heavy snow and ice.
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VO-NAT


A dairy barn in Bothell collapsed under the weight of snow.
Motorists along Interstate 90 through Snoqualmie Pass have been stranded.
And the weather crippled Seattle's transportation system, leaving the city virtually paralyzed.
In the Puget Sound region, about 160 thousand customers are without power, as a result of heavy snow and ice.
Today was the second day of snowfall in the region.
Even more is expected tomorrow.
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toss to sports

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#==S6-21
GRAPHIC=None


Mike Stevens will have a report from the Carquest Bowl in a few, but first some Primetime money was up for grabs tonight at the Round House.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00


Katie Grasty trying to put the puck in the net in the Little Ceasars shot on goal contest...13 hundred bucks if she does it...but she misses..good try Katie, now the numbers. wipe to boards!!
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0096-/Indiana/94/j/New Jersey/105////Toronto/82/j/Washington/100///;
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SUPER=0096-j/Miami/101//Charlotte/86////Milwaukee/86/j/Cleveland/94///;
SUPER=x5031
SUPER=0103-/Anaheim/2//NY Rangers/2/3///Toronto/3//St. Louis/2/2//;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0103-/Boston/2//Dallas/5/2///Vancouver/2//Phoenix/1/2//;
SUPER=x5027
SUPER=0098-j/Indiana #13/63//Colgate/48///j/New Mexico #14/67//Bucknell/57///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0098-/Maryland #21///Pittsburgh///Late/j/Boston College/63//Cen. Conn.

St./53///
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SUPER=0097-j/Heritage/71//Amherst/34///j/Appomatox/59//Holy Cross/46//News &

Ad. Tour./;
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SP-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=carquest


The second half of the carquest Bowl is underway at Pro Player Stadium and so far,
SS=UVa/Miami


it has been a rather tough night for the Virginia Cavaliers. The Miami Hurricanes led 24-7 at the half. Mike Stevens has more from the sidelines. Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=@Mike1; :00
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL; :13
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=...back to you steve"
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SP-Liberty


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=tech/nebraska


The Virginia Tech Hokies were at the UVa/Miami game watching. Today, the Hokies got a big scare during practice when
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Miami/Today; :00


all-american defensive end Cornell Brown went dow with and injure ankle. Brown was walked off the field with some assistance, but should play in the Orange Bowl against Nebraska.
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SOT
IN Q=generally

((EDDIE FERRELL/VIRGINIA TECH TRAINER:))
SUPER=01-Eddie Ferrell/Virginia Tech Trainer; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...what it will be"
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops


Day two of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops Classic is in the books. The semi finals took center stage tonight.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Pirates vs. Highlanders; :00


Glenvar's Cinderella run ended tonight against powerful Riverside. Watch Jason Holmes make the no look pass to Mark Green. he finishes.
When Glenvar's Josh Williamson SUPER=33-Riverside/79/Glenvar/56 ;

scored this basket with 5 minutes left in the first half..Glenvar trailed 29 to 4. Riverside wins 79-56. In the nightcap, Patrick Henry beat Garfield in Overtime 67-65.
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Express/Renegades


The Express were on the Round House freezer floor tonight looking for their 5th straight win, but the renegades stood in the way.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00


The Express's Dave Stewart can hit and he has a cannon for a shot. Roanoke jumped out to a 2-nothing lead, Richmond tied it up and the Express wins four to two.
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preview-boards


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

NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Have a nice weekend. That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime-- Jean Jadhon has more news in 30-minutes on