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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Murder in southwest Roanoke has Chapman Avenue residents fired up about changing the neighborhood.
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VO-NAT


We'll hear from some of them on NEWS 7 at SIX... and tell you what happened last night.
And take a look at The Virginia General Assembly- -by way of C-D ROM, an interactive, multi-media civics lesson.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports--highlights from this afternoon's Sun Bowl game between Stanford and Michigan State, is Michael Irvin in trouble again--
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VO-NAT ENG#


and Mike Stevens will check in one more time from the Orange Bowl in Miami.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Surprise, temperatures fall this evening...dropping into the 30's and there will be some light rain falling as we begin the new year.

SW-Murder


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A fatal shooting overnight in Southwest Roanoke... the victim has NOT been identified yet... no arrests yet, either.
Folks who live in the area seem to have differing reactions, but they all agree the violence must end.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Roanoke's 13th
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Larry Martin; :14
SUPER=@Scott2; :28
SUPER=01-Henry Emmerson/Neighbor; :37
SUPER=01-Chris Chittum/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership; 1:06
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((Roanoke's 13th murder of 1996 happened in the 13 hundred block of Chapman Avenue.
To those familiar with this Southwest neighborhood, this latest episode of violent crime doesn't come as any surprise.
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SOT 10:53:54
IN Q=I lived

((LARRY MARTIN: I LIVED UP HERE ON CHAPMAN AVENUE ON AND OFF FOR 8 OR 9 YEARS DOWN THE STREET HERE. THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN SOMEBODY GETTING BEAT UP OR ROBBED OR SOMETHING. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A BAD NEIGHBORHOOD. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=neighborhood


Larry Martin says this most recent murder will force him to think twice about LIVING in this area.
But there are SOME residents who refuse to give in to the fear.
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SOT 10:41:49
IN Q=I'm still

((HENRY EMMERSON/NEIGHBOR: I'M STILL NOT AFRAID OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AT ALL. REPORTER: WHY NOT? EMMERSON: I LOVE THIS HOUSE. IT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK DONE TO IT AND THAT'S WHAT WE INTEND TO DO. AS IT'S QUIET, THERE IS ALSO SOME TRAFFIC HERE THAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP. ))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=cleaned up


Henry Emmerson hopes this area fights back.
So does Chris Chittum... who tries to help troubled communities get back on track through the city's Neighborhood Partnership program.
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SOT 4:03:37
IN Q=The Chapman

((CHRIS CHITTUM/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: THE CHAPMAN AVENUE AREA DID HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP YEARS AGO AND SINCE HAS BECOME INACTIVE. SO IT MIGHT BE WORTH THEIR WHILE TO REACTIVATE AND DEAL WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES THEIR HAVING TO DEAL WITH. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=deal with


Right now the MAIN issue is safety. And residents agree that changes will have to be made if they're to turn around this Southwest neighborhood.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Richmond-Murders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia's capital city is closing out 1996 with 114 murders for the year.
That alarming statistic will probably place Richmond in the top five or ten most deadly cities in the nation on a per capita basis.
But it's actually the lowest number in three years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Last year, 120 people were killed in Richmond.
In 1994, the city had 160 murders.
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SOT 05:27:14
IN Q=A lot of

((FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF: A LOT OF THE HOMICIDES WE HAVE HERE IN RICHMOND ARE LIFESTYLE HOMICIDES. PEOPLE GET KILLED BECAUSE OF THE CHOICES THEY MAKE. THEY'RE DEALING DRUGS, SELLING DRUGS, OR IN LOCATIONS WHERE DRUGS ARE BEING SOLD OR BEING DEALT.))
SUPER=01-Fred Russell/Richmond Police Deputy Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=being dealt.
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VO-NAT


Two arrests were made this year in a series of murders of older women.
But NO one serial killer has been found in what police dubbed the Golden Years killings.
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Intermet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


The last day of the year, was the last day at work for some Radford workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Intermet's New River Castings plant in Radford announced 110 layoffs today.
The company makes castings for the automotive industry.
A plant statement says production changes make it necessary to eliminate one of their shifts.
The layoffs will cut the plant's workforce to 455.
Management says they could call the employees back to work when new orders begin production.
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wipe wipe wipe

GE


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Workers at Salem's G-E plant are about to get a vacation, whether they want one or not.
Management announced it will shut down the plant for two weeks, starting January sixth.
G-E usually shuts down in the summer, but a low production workload forced the plant to schedule it now.
Without the shutdown, officials say they would have to lay off 100 people.
A company statement says it is still assessing its employment needs for the first half of 1997.
Union officials were not available for comment today, but are scheduled to meet to talk about the shutdown on Thursday.
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Day


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Democrats


Virgil Goode's endorsement helped put Roscoe Reynolds in the State Senate.
SS=Barnie Day


Now, Barnie Day is hoping it will put him in the House of Delegates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville


Day is the Democratic contender for Reynolds' seat in the House.
Goode says Day is the right man for the job.
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SOT
IN Q=Barnie is no stranger

((VIRGIL GOODE/5TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN-ELECT: BARNIE IS NO STRANGER TO HARD WORK. HE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR AREA. WE NEED SOMEBODY WHO IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF ROUTE 58. BARNIE'S BUSINESS IS RIGHT ON 58 AND HE CAN TEL YOU ALL ABOUT 58 AND HE'S WORKED WITH IT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OVER THE YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/5th District Congressman-Elect;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=over the years.
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VO-NAT


Day says over the next two weeks he'll focus his campaign on education, economic development and juvenile crime.
Day faces GOP candidate Phil Plaster in a special election January 14th.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- about an hour before kickoff for Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. The game is right here on W-D-B-J and Mike Stevens will have a live report from Miami.
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VO-NAT


and in Lynchburg a new computer may help city officials get ready for big snow storms.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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SUPER=82-2.71''/minus 0.17''/54.91''/plus 13.87'';
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Weather-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


It may not SEEM like winter is just around the corner, but Lynchburg's snow crews are arming themselves nonetheless.
Now their arsenal includes a new high-tech weapon that could save the city time and money.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=natsot
SUPER=04-January, 1996; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :14
SUPER=01-Dennis Reynolds/Lynchburg Public Works; :41
SUPER=01-Numan Franklin/Lynchburg Public Works; 1:04
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.



((natsot plow
RUNS=:02


To some, this is just a distant memory, but should the winter of '97 provide a flashback, Lynchburg residents can take heart knowing their city's road crews are more ready than ever.
natsot computer 3:32:18

((GOOD MORNING FROM THE DTN WEATHER CENTER..))
RUNS=:02


Gone are the days of watching the t-v or waiting for faxes from weather services 700 miles away.
Now with a click of his mouse, Public Works supervisor Dennis Reynolds can pull up the latest radar maps and information on weather systems heading towards the Lynchburg area.
He's no meteorologist, but Reynolds says it's easy to predict what impact a storm will have on the city.. and the advance warning gives his crews an edge up.
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SOT 3:29:50
IN Q=So the same

((DENNIS REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: SO THE SAME TRUCKS THAT COLLECT THE LEAVES DO THE SNOW-FIGHTING, SO I HAVE TO PULL THEM IN AND UNLOAD THEM, AND LOAD CHEMICAL SPREADERS ON THEM. SO IT GIVES US ADVANCE WARNING, WE CAN PLAN OUR DAY, BE MORE EFFICIENT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=be more efficient.


That's good news to number-crunchers like Numan Franklin, who oversees the department's 150- thousand dollar snow removal budget.
Franklin says this 12- hundred dollar investment will pay for itself over the next few months.
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SOT 4:04:27
IN Q=This machine

((NUMAN FRANKLIN/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: THIS MACHINE, BY US BEING ABLE TO SEE AND GET A GOOD FEEL FOR WHAT THE STORM IS GOING TO DO, WE CAN MAKE A BETTER JUDGEMENT CALL ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WE NEED TO BRING IN.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to bring in.


The storms will come no matter what.. but knowing when and where could make all the difference this winter.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

First-Night


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=First Night


The clock is ticking--
Just under six hours are left until the New Year begins.
And many people will be ringing in 1997 at Roanoke's sixth annual First Night celebration.
Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave


Kimberly McBroom arrived at the party early this evening, and she joins us with a preview of what to expect.
Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(Kimberly ad libs live interview)



SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/First Night Organizer



(Rollcue: when Schultz starts talking about events)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:00
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Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave
(Kimberly tosses back to Keith)



Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street the final session of 1996 produced mixed results.
The Dow DROPPED 101 points to close for the year at 64-hundred-48.
NASDAQ GAINED three points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


XGR-CD


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=None


Remember Schoolhouse Rock ...where the singing cartoon bill taught us what goes on on Capitol Hill?
Well, maybe not, but it brought government alive for many school children... and if you're one of them, you'll love "Explorer."
Ellen Qualls takes us inside the General Assembly -- nothing new there -- but this is a cyber-journey on C-D- -ROM.
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SOT
IN Q=Check it out.
SUPER=03-Richmond; :54
SUPER=01-Susan Schaar/Va. Senate Clerk; 1:03
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:35
RUNS=1:54
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Check it out.
nat sot something cool
runs=:04 ; fade audio under cart


30- thousand dollars, some federal grant money, and a lot of free student labor at James Madison University bring us the Virginia General Assembly.
nat sot 01:29:10 tape one

((IT IS CALLED THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS ENGLISH-SPEAKING LAW-MAKING BODY IN THE NEW WORLD.))
runs=:05


And with a new CD-ROM virtual reality trip inside -- it's also apparently the hippest.
SOT 01:43:27

((SUSAN SCHAAR/VA. SENATE CLERK: WELL THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS CAN BE FUN.))
RUNS=:03


As far as Senate clerk Susan Schaar can tell, NO other state has such a sophisticated interactive, multi- media history and civics lesson, complete with game show host with bad toupee.
nat sot game show host 01:33:10 TAPE ONE

((I'M SORRY CONTESTANT. THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER.))
runs=:03


Explorer is in response to teacher and parent demand.
Not enough learning materials on how a bill becomes a law, how committees work, what actually happens during the 30 or 60 day annual legislative session.
NO more.
For just 15 dollars a copy, individuals and classes with IBM or MAC computers with CD drives are good to go.
SOT tape two 01:45:47

((SUSAN SCHAAR/VA. SENATE CLERK: A LOT OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE CAPITOL. AND WE WANTED IT TO BE AS LIFE-LIKE AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT THEY WOULD HAVE A VISUAL IMAGE OF WHAT THEIR STATE CAPITOL LOOKS LIKE.12AND THE JMU STUDENTS, WE DROVE THEM NUTS FINE-TWEAKING EVERYTHING. BUT THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB.))
RUNS=:21



nat sot 01:14:14 tape one

((whooosh. THERE SEEMS TO BE QUITE A BIT OF HISTORY HERE. LET ME SCAN IT AND DISPLAY IT FOR YOU. she fades out))
RUNS=:06



sot tape two standup

((VIRTUAL REALITY IS COOL. BUT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S ACTUALLY IN SESSION IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. AND IN TERMS OF EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, THERE'S JUST NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE REAL THING.))
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SOT tape 95-2 34:11

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: DO WE REALLY NEED AN OFFICIAL STATE REPTILE? YEAH! MR. SPEAKER, LEGISLATING IS EASY. COMEDY IS TOUGH.))
runs=:09


Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens has a report from Miami where Virginia Tech and Nebraska will square off in the Orange Bowl in an hour.
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And Michael Irvin says he has done nothing to violate his probation.
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE# **Tape rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


In less than an hour, Virginia Tech and Nebraska will square off in the Orange Bowl.
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/StarLink


Mike Stevens is at Pro Player Stadium with this final report before the big game, Mike.
Live=Mike Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=06-Miami;
(Mike ad lib into tape rolled from truck:)
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VO-NAT **Tape rolled from StarLink**
SUPER=04-5:30 PM



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DOUBLE BOXES-ROY ASKS MIKE ABOUT UPCOMING SHOW:



(Mike tosses back to Roy)




S-Sun


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=College Football


The Bowl action continued this afternoon as Stanford and Michigan State kicked it off in the Sun Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-El Paso, TX/Stanford vs Michigan State; :


Stanford got on the board in the first quarter when Josh Madsen intercepts this pass on the return he laterals it to Leroy Pruett who races down the sideline for the 50 yard touchdown and Stanford led 7 to nothing.
then in the second quarter, Quarterback Chad Hutchinson hooks up with Jon Ritchie on this 8 yard touchdown pass play to make it 14 to nothing.
Stanford's Adam Salina then bulls SUPER=36-Stanford/38/Michigan

State/0/;over from the one yard line to make it 21 to nothing at the half and Stanford wins it 38 to Nothing.
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S-Sugar


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Nokia Sugar bowl


Florida State and Florida are preparing for their Sugar Bowl Showdown in New Orleans on January second.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/; :


The Gators held a light practice on the Super Dome Turf earlier this week with revenge on their minds.
While The Noles want the win to claim the National Championship they also are looking to have a little fun.
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SOT
IN Q="I think I...

((WARRICK DUNN/FLORIDA STATE TAILBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Warrick Dunn/Florida State Tailback; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=.....have fun."
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Pinnacle boards-1022
The Bowl action continues on your Hometown station tomorrow with Brigham Young and Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl at 1:30. Pinnacle Boards-1023
Then at 8 Penn State and Texas square off in the Fiesta bowl.

S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Cowboys Logo


Dallas Receiver Michael Irvin says he doesn't know anything about the Allegations against him.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL; :


A 23 year old woman claims that Irvin held a gun to her head while teammate Erik Williams and another man forced her to have sex Sunday night. Irvin's on probation after pleading no contest to cocaine Possesion earlier this year.
The incident happened at William's house and the Dallas Police say they have a video tape.
But Irvin denies any involvement.
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SOT
IN Q="I Haven't

((MICHAEL IRVIN/DALLAS RECEIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Irvin/Dallas Receiver; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=.......done anything."
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Charlotte


The Roanoke Express has received some help at center from the Manitoba Moose of the International Hockey League.
24-year old Wayne Stron will join the Express tonight on the Road in Charlotte.
Stron recently played with Thunder Bay of the Colonial League and in 8 games he had 10 points.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Meantime, The Express had its six game winning streak snapped this past sunday at the Roundhouse losing to Hampton 5 to 3.
But it's back to work tonight when the Express travels to Charlotte.
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SOT
IN Q="keep....

((MATT O'DETTE/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN: )) ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Matt O'Dette/Express Defenseman; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :09
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=......be there."
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Wx-Tape
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Forecasts
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


And stay tuned to W-D-B-J.
Mike Stevens has a pre-game special report from the Orange Bowl- -LIVE from Miami. That's up next right here. as soon as the game is over. Kick-off approximately 7:15. We'll see you again on News 7 at 11... or just