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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
HUMAN ERROR IS NOW THE FOCUS IN THE CRASH OF THE AIRBORNE EXPRESS CARGO PLANE, THAT SLAMMED INTO A GILES COUNTY MOUNTAIN.
THE GOVERNOR SAYS GAY RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT NORMAL-- SAYING SAME-SEX MARRIAGES SHOULDN'T BE RECOGNIZED IN THE COMMONWEALTH. ))
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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 Thursday, January Second-- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


A "cash flow problem" is leaving about a hundred people out of work at a Lynchburg metal sign manufacturer.
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P-Allen-Morrison


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=N7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
Without warning the employees of the Allen Morrison Company found out they were no longer employed when they went to work today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A letter was handed to each worker, saying the future of Allen-Morrison was so tenuous, employees were advised to take all their personal effects out of the building.
The metal sign manufacturer shut its doors due to a self- described "cash flow problem".
The sudden demise of a business that had operated in Lynchburg for more than 65 years caught city leaders by surprise.
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SOT 5:32:04
IN Q=It's a tragedy

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: IT'S A TRAGEDY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED.. .SEVEN OR EIGHT PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Development; :00
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OUT Q=seven or eight percent.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Allen- Morrison president Barney Reams would "not" comment on camera, but told News-7 today he IS trying to find a way to re- open the business.


P-DC8-Crash


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=P
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are considering the possibility that human error caused last month's fatal plane crash in Giles County.
The company that was overhauling the D- C- 8 has all but been cleared of any wrong- doing.
Days after the plane went down, weather related causes were also ruled out.
An N- T- S- B spokesman says the focus of the investigation has now turned to pilot error.
But it could take as long as nine months before officials make a final determination as to the cause of the crash.
The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express... and a crew of six people were taking it on a "test run" when it went down.
There were no survivors.
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P-Agee


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va supreme court


The retirement of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Roscoe Stephenson of Covington leaves an opening on the state's high court.
And another southwest Virginian says he's the man to fill it.
SS=agee


Former Salem Delegate Steve Agee (AY-jee) says he wants the job.
Agee ran for Attorney General in 1993 and lost the GOP nomination to Jim Gilmore.
SS=va supreme court


Alexandria attorney and former House of Delegates member Bernie Cohen is also vying for the appointment.
The Roanoke area's already represented on the high court.
Lawrence Koontz took his seat on the court in 1995.

P-Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=VA SEAL


Delegate Joe Johnson from Abingdon says its not enough that same sex marriages are illegal.
He wants to make sure gays and lesbians have no spousal rights in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Now, Johnson wants to make sure Virginia doesn't recognize any other state's gay or lesbian marriages.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor Allen says gay relationships are NOT quote- "normal," and he'd support the bill.
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SOT 03:11:12 tape two
IN Q=Seems to

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SEEMS TO ME A LOT OF THESE BILLS ARE ONLY RESTATING WHAT'S CURRENTLY THE LAW AND THE POLICIES OF VIRGINIA. SO OBVIOUSLY IF THEY PASS SUCH A BILL AS THAT I'LL SIGN IT.))
sot tape three 04:10:22

((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WE THINK IT'S A SHAME WITH THE NUMBER OF ACTUAL PROBLEMS THAT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA HAS TO DEAL WITH, THAT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE GOVERNOR WOULD CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH LEGISLATION THAT'S BASICALLY BUILT AROUND SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T EXIST IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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OUT Q=this country.
TALENT=Connie
SS=NONE


Hawaii is embroiled in a legal battle over recognizing gay marriages.
It's NOT expected to be sorted out for at least two years. P-Bedford-Sheriff
ANCHOR=Connie

NEWSCAST 10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


A Virginia State Police investigation has been launched following a citizen's complaint of police brutality by Bedford County Sheriff's Deputies.
David Fielder of Bedford says the deputies roughed him up when he was arrested for disorderly conduct at a Smith Mountain Lake restaurant in June.
Fielder and 37 other people were charged that night, mostly with minor offenses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Fielder says he hit his head after Lieutenant John McCain pulled him from his car to make the arrest.
An internal investigation turned up no wrong- doing, but McCain himself requested the state police look into the matter, in his words "to put it to rest".
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tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come on NEWS-7 Primetime right here on WEFC...
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VO-NAT


What's the size of two football fields-- with shelves stretching 55 miles??
You might want to check it out-- you paid for it--the story next on NEWS-7 Primetime.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Letter-Bomb


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=NONE


The F-B-I is looking into a possible connection between seven letter bombs found both in Washington D.C. today-- and at the federal correctional center at Leavenworth, Kansas.
No one was injured by any of the letter bombs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
Four were discovered at the National Press Building in D-C--- at the

offices of an Arabic newspaper owned by the Saudi royal family.
The building was evacuated after the discoveries this morning, and again this afternoon.
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P-Library


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Whether you want the latest high-tech information-- or official records dating back to 1607.
Check out the brand new Virginia State Library.
Ellen Qualls followed Governor and Mrs. Allen on a tour today.
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SUPER=@Allen; :27
SUPER=01-Nolan Yelich/State Librarian; :54
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((
The Virginia State Library moved two blocks down Richmond's Broad Street... and picked up enough space for two side by side football fields to fit on each of its six floors.
In fact, its shelving, laid end to end, would stretch for 55 1/2 miles.
Governor Allen wanted to know if he brought his laptop, could he plug into the library's rapidly expanding computer archives?
Yes he can.
In fact it's encouraged.
SOT 03:07:03

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: COME TO THIS MUSEUM OF THE MIND AND BE EDUCATED. CAN BE ENTERTAINED...EVEN I CAN FIGURE SOME OF THESE THINGS OUT.))
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The overwhelming crowd- pleaser is the architecture... the space.
NAT SOT 02:28:41

((GOV. ALLEN: BOY ISN'T THIS NICE? YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GREAT IN HERE IS YOU HAVE NATURAL LIGHT.))
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But the real reason for the move was for the books themselves.
SOT 03:43:41

((NOLAN YELICH: THE HVAC CONDITIONS IN THE OLD BUILDING WERE NOT AT THE LEVEL...SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS.))
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And if the HVAC system's working... the books are dry.
A little too dry for the Governor.
NAT SOT 02:21:08

((THESE ARE TWO DREARY. VERY NICE LITERATURE. BUT IT'S NOT FOR PUBLIC READING.))
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sot tape three 03:53:27

((IF THE 46 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ARCHITECTURE OR THE 85 MILLION OBJECTS STORED IN THIS LIBRARY INTEREST YOU, HERE'S NEWS YOU CAN USE. THERE ARE 97 FREE PARKING SPACES UNDER THE BUILDING. AND THEY'RE OPERATING ON SATURDAY HOURS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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P-Plaster


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=ten
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Phil Plaster


Phil Plaster is just two days into a "two- week sprint," but he says he can already see the finish line.
Today, the Patrick County Republican said he intends to claim a seat in the General Assembly, by winning one vote at a time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


A member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, Plaster is running for the 10th district seat that was held by Roscoe Reynolds.
Plaster expects to claim the Republican nomination tonight, and says he will press a campaign focused on economic and educational opportunity.
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IN Q=You've got to have

((PHIL PLASTER/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE EDUCATION FIRST IN MY OPINION. EDUCATION HAS GOT TO BE THE PREMIER THING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR COMMUNITIES, BUT ON TOP OF THAT, YOU'VE GOT TO WORK ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SO PEOPLE CAN USE THEIR EDUCATION. THERE'S GOT TO BE TWIN PILLARS.))
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OUT Q=twin pillars.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Barnie Day


Plaster will face Democrat Barnie Day in the special election that will be held on January 14th.

P-Citizens-Academy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


If you've ever wondered what it's like to train for the police force, then Lynchburg is the place for you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Applications are being accepted for the first "citizens police academy" in the Hill City.
Participants will undergo the same kind of classroom and field training police recruits go through.
Organizers figure both sides will learn from the experience.
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SOT 5:13:23
IN Q=What we hope

((CAPT. GARY REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT WE HOPE TO GAIN FROM THIS IS THAT THE CITIZENS WILL GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS THAT THE POLICE FUNCTION AND MISSION IS, AS WELL AS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, AS WELL AS PROVIDE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THEM.))
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OUT Q=feedback from them.
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VO-NAT


The academy gets underway in February and will meet once a week for eight weeks.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime Sports--more national recognition for UVA's Tiki Barber.
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VO-NAT


And from snow and ice to floods and mudslides-- our friends out west deal with the latest bout from Mother Nature.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Flooding


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
SS=flooding


Fifty counties across the West have now been declared disaster areas following a wicked winter onslaught.
Yosemite National Park is cut off by land-- trapping 25-hundred visitors and employees--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Talent, OR; :


The rain and melting snow are creating new headaches all over the West.
Surging rivers have flooded homes-- and mudslides are closing roads.
SUPER=03-Reno, NV; :


Reno, Nevada is experiencing it's worst flooding in 40 years.
The Truckee River is raging through the downtown streets-- flooding homes and businesses.
It's already too late for some resorts.
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SOT 15:02:27
IN Q=It's kind of

((GEORGE BANSUELA/RENO RESIDENT: IT'S UNIMAGINABLE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT MOTHER NATURE DOES HER THING. IT'S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN'T CROSS ARLINGTON. WE'RE AT ARLINGTON! THAT'S A BASKETBALL COURT. THIS IS WHERE THE BASKETBALL HOOP IS...TEN FEET HIGH. I THINK ANYBODY COULD DO A DUNK RIGHT NOW. ))
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OUT Q=dunk right now
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pacifica, CA; :


Northern California continues to take a beating-- after torrential rains and rising waters have sent people searching for higher ground.
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


There's more NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, right after this short break. cc sponsor go to break

P-Asthma


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=TUBERCULOSIS


A new study suggests the tuberculosis vaccine may have more benefits for kids rather than simply protecting them against T-B.
SS=ASTHMA


Experts in Japan and Britain say it might lower the risk of asthma.
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VO-NAT


Doctors like Irwin Redlener-- who specializes in childhood asthma-- know certain ENVIRONMENTAL factors cause the disease.
But this groundbreaking study in the Journal "Science" finds the tuberculosis vaccine may actually prevent it.
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SOT 20:24:00
IN Q=Children

((DR. IRWIN REDLENER/PEDIATRIC ASTHMA SPECIALIST: CHILDREN WHO REACT VERY STRONGLY TO TB VACCINES MAY IN FACT HAVE IMMUNOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT PREVENT THEM FROM GETTING ASTHMA ATTACKS. ))
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VO-NAT


The study tested more than 800 Japanese children who were given a live vaccine against tuberculosis.
The children who had a strong reaction to the vaccine were one half to one third less likely to develop asthma than children who showed only a mild reaction to the shot.
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SOT 20:24:28
IN Q=The provocative

((DR. IRWIN REDLENER: THE PROVOCATIVE THING ABOUT THIS STUDY FROM JAPAN SUGGESTS THAT SOMEHOW TB AS AN INFECTION OR THE VACCINE TO PREVENT TB MAY HAVE SOME PROTECTIVE EFFECT ON ASTHMA ))
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OUT Q=on asthma.
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VO-NAT


In the United States children are only tested for tuberculosis....they are not given a vaccination against it.
Some doctors say if long term studies actually confirm the tb vaccine can help prevent asthma, the U.S. may have to rethink it's policy and call for mandatory action.
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cool-video


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


For our video pick tonight-- people have all sorts of unusual ways of kicking off a new year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Near Louisville; :


Take these guys for instance:
Every year for the past decade, they've celebrated the new year by water-skiing on the Ohio River near Louisville.
But....just to keep things interesting...they do it without waterskiis.
Instead, they skip across the water, wearing only their shoes.
Pretty neat trick they've got there!
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toss to steve

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=none


believe it or not but we are gonna localize the Florida State/Florida Sugar Bowl to kick off primetime sports.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New Orleans; :00


During a final pre game news conference, the Sugar Bowl crystal football fell off it's stand, and who caught it??
Bob Fuller, a Virginia tech graduate and a Pearisburg native who now works for Host Communications. His proud mom fay called us with that tonight, now the digits.
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Knoxville


The Express will take the Knoxville ice tomorrow with a beefed up defense. Today, General Manager Pierre Paiement and head coach Frank Anzalone added defenseman Jason Smith to the roster. The 6'4" 210 pound 22 year old rookie has been with the AHL's St. John Flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Speaking of the Flames, this morning, the Express also welcomed defenseman Michael Smith back to Roanoke. Smith returns after an almost 3 week stint with St. John.
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SP-Lomax


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Standout out tight end Bryan Jennings is one of 17 seniors departing Virginia Tech 10 and 1 football team this this year.
Jenning's possible replacement took the first step to filling his shoes today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


In a news conference today from Brookville high school, Bees tight end James Lomax, surrounded by his family and his coach; Mark Lineburg, announced his choice to play for the Hokies next season. he helped lead Brookville to the state semi finals this past season.
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SP-Tiki


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


Two University of Virginia athletes have been selected to receive NCAA Today's Top Eight awards. UVa soccer midfielder Mike Fisher is one of eight chose for the honor, he is joined by fellow classmate Tiki Barber.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;


Barber just finished up his career at UVa in the Carquest Bowl. The award honors 8 distinguished student athletes from the preceding calendar year for achievements in athletics, academics and leadership.
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SP-Brown


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Dallas Cowboys


Michael Irvin's attorney has spoken for the Dallas Cowboy receiver, tonight, it was the attorney for Dallas lineman Eric Williams's turn to address his clients innocence.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00


Police are investigating a 23 year old woman's charges that Irvin allegedly held her at gun point while Williams allegedly raped her at this house Sunday.
Williams was mobbed by the media this evening and his attourney offered this statement.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Peter Ginsberg/Williams' Attorney; :00
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OUT Q=...on with his life"
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SP-Indurain


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Tour De france


Today, the world lost a former tour de france king and one of the world's most talented cyclists.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-ESPN; ;00


32 year old Miguel Indurain announced his retirement today. The spanish cycling star bounced back from last years 11th place finish in the Tour to win the Olympic time trial in Atlanta. He dropped out of the Tour of Spain because of illness this last year.
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P-kicker


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=unabomber


The man who created the "Tickle Me Elmo" doll, caught the attention of F-B-I agents looking for the Unabomber.
Mark Johnson-Williams told a California newspaper that he was investigated for six months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


He says he thinks the FBI noticed him because he was always sending batteries and headless dolls in the mail.
The F-B-I was seeking a northern California man in his 40's who had studied science in the Midwest.
Johnson-Williams is 40, taught himself calculus as a child, attended college in Iowa and lives about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
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preview-boards


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

for NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. See you tomorrow, goodnight. That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime tonight-- Join Keith Humphry in 30-minutes