23:00-01

News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


News SEVEN is next...
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VO-NAT

...with an 18-year old suspect shot in the shoulder by a State Trooper.
a local victim of Gulf War syndrome talks about the illness, as the Pentagon is criticized for ignoring it.
The latest in the murder investigation of a six-year old beauty queen.
And autopsy results on the victims of T-W-A Flight 800.
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Campbell-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Campbell County man is in stable condition after being shot by a state trooper this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Trooper Keith Kincaid was on routine patrol around 3:20, when he spotted 18- year- old Brad Jerome Miller using the payphone at Carpenter's Market on Leesville Road.
Kincaid recognized Miller as the man Campbell sheriff's deputies had been chasing earlier in the day.
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SOT 6:51:28
IN Q=The trooper knew

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: THE TROOPER KNEW THE SUBJECT WAS WANTED BY THE CAMPBELL COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, AND HAD BEEN ELUDING OFFICERS EARLIER IN THE DAY. TROOPER KINCAID APPROACHED THE INDIVIDUAL, THE INDIVIDUAL MADE AN OVERT ACTION. THE TROOPER FELT THREATENED AND SHOT, WOUNDING THE SUBJECT. Reporter: Acted like he was going for a weapon? TROOPER KINCAID FELT THREATENED AT THE TIME, YES. Reporter: Was a weapon found though? THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Howard Gregory/VA State Police; :00
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=continuing right now.
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VO-NAT


Police say Miller was wanted on a capias for failing to appear in court.
Trooper Kincaid will be placed on paid leave while the investigation is conducted.
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


The man accused of murdering four members of a Vinton family two years ago says he wants a speedy trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


Earl Bramblett faces a charge of capital murder.
He's accused of killing Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two children in August of 1994.
SUPER=03-Salem;


Today, his attorneys asked for a psychiatric evaluation to determine if Bramblett is competent to stand trial.
Bramblett told the judge he wants the case to move forward quickly.
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SOT
IN Q=I just want

((EARL BRAMBLETT/DEFENDANT: I JUST WANT THIS TO BE FAST. LET'S GET TO A TRIAL.)) ((TERRY GRIMES/BRAMBLETT'S ATTORNEY: MR. BRAMBLETT WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TRIAL TO TAKE ABOUT A DAY AND FOR THE THING ALREADY TO HAVE BEEN OVER BY NOW, BUT THAT'S NOT REALISTIC.))
SUPER=01-Earl Bramblett/Defendant; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Bramblett's Attorney; :07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=not realistic.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=hold


The trial is still scheduled to begin in mid- February, but the evaluation ordered today could force a delay.

Gulf-War


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=none


A report on Gulf War Syndrome accuses the Pentagon of "ineptitude and indifference" in its investigation of illnesses incurred by veterans of the war.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


C-B-S News reports the presidential advisory committee stops short of accusing the Pentagon of a cover up.
It says the Pentagon did not take seriously reports that troops had been exposed to chemical weapons.
U-S troops were exposed to chemical weapons when they blew up an Iraqi ammo dump, but the Presidential panel concludes chemical weapons alone can not explain all the illnesses suffered by Gulf War Vets.
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Gulf-Syndrome


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=None


It's a condition one Smyth County man has suffered through for five years.
Scott Prince has his story.
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SOT
IN Q=Mark Powers
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :11
SUPER=01-Mark Powers/Gulf War Syndrome Victim; :24
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :40 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=03-Khamisiyah, Iraq/1991; :46
SUPER=01-Dr. George Ford/V.A. Medical Center; 1:00
SUPER=03-Salem; 1:12
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:33
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((Mark Powers has a host of good memories from his 8 years in the U- S Army.
But when he returned to his Southwestern Virginia home after Desert Storm, he brought back with him some symptoms he'd rather forget.
Chronic fatigue, repeated stomach viruses and massive headaches.
He suffers from Gulf War Syndrome.
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SOT 12:09:57
IN Q=We weren't

((MARK POWERS/GULF WAR SYNDROME VICTIM: WE WEREN'T FOR SURE WHAT WAS WRONG. WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND WE HAD NEVER HEARD OF THIS GULF WAR SYNDROME. BUT JUST AS SOON AS WE WENT TO THE V- A, THERE WAS A DOCTOR THAT MET ME AT THE DOOR. HE CHECKED ME OUT AND HE TOLD ME HONESTLY, STRAIGHT UP AND SAID YOU'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO CHEMICALS AND NO ONE IS ADMITTING TO IT. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to it


After five years, the U- S Department of Defense finally launched a full blown investigation into the illness.
Officials say the likely source was this chemical ammunition bunker... which was destroyed shortly after the war.
Powers was one of 20- thousand troops in the vicinity of the explosion... and now many of them need constant medical care.
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SOT 3:51:44
IN Q=They have

((DR. GEORGE FORD/VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER: THEY HAVE SO MANY OF THE SAME COMPLAINTS AND IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE VERY SINCERE IN WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT IT. SO WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IT. THERE'S ALL KINDS OF STUDIES BEING DONE ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=being done


Despite the attention now given to the disease, doctors have yet to find a cure.
And in a number of cases, patient conditions are getting worse.
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SOT 12:11:30
IN Q=I have

((MARK POWERS/GULF WAR SYNDROME VICTIM: I HAVE WHAT THEY CALL BAD DAYS AND REAL BAD DAYS. IT'S VERY RARE I HAVE A GOOD DAY. ON A BAD DAY, I CAN GET UP. ON A REAL BAD DAY, I'M IN THE BED ALL DAY-- SOMETIMES 2 OR 3 DAYS IN ROW. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Powers/Gulf War Syndrome Victim;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in a row


Powers fears he's given the disease to his wife and youngest son... who was born after the war.
But at this point there's no medical proof to back that claim.
Despite the strain the illness has put on his family... he says first and foremost he's an American... and would do it all over again if he had to.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:16:08
IN Q=I love

((MARK POWERS/GULF WAR SYNDROME VICTIM: I LOVE THE SERVICE. I DID AND YEAH, I'D DO IT AGAIN. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Powers/Gulf War Syndrome Victim;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=do it again


Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Letter-Bombs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KH
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Followers of an Egyptian cleric jailed in the U-S may figure in the investigation of a series of letter bombs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Leavenworth, KS


Bomb number eight turned up today at the post office in Leavenworth, Kansas addressed to the federal prison where two letter bombs were delivered yesterday. All of them, say experts, were rigged to maim or kill... like the ones delivered to the Washington offices of an arab newspaper.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DANA SANDARUSI, AL HAYAT REPORTER: I SNIPPED OPEN THE TOP OF THE ENVELOPE AND PEEKED INSIDE. WHAT DID YOU SEE? I SAW SOME SORT OF HOMOGENEOUS GRAY MATERIAL PRESSED BETWEEN CELLOPHANE TAPED SOMEHOW TO THE INSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE.))
SUPER=01-Dana Sandarusi/Al Hayat Reporter
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=to the envelope.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC


Five bombs were addressed to the newspaper. Two were detonated by the bomb squad.
The motive is still anyone's guess. Leavenworth prison is home to one of the convicts in the world trade center bombing, but nobody knows if that's why bombs were sent there.
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Ramsey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police from Boulder, Colorado were in Atlanta today- -investigating the murder of a six- year old beauty queen.
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VO-NAT


Jonbenet Ramsey was found strangled to death in her parents' home in Colorado last week-- after her mother had called police to report she'd been kidnapped.
Her parents, John and Patricia Ramsey, returned to Colorado by private plane this morning.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA


But Boulder police are still in Georgia.
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SOT
IN Q=There are no

((THERE ARE NO ARRESTS PENDING IN THIS CASE, WE ARE NOT SERVING SEARCH WARRANTS IN THIS AREA, AND IT'S UNKNOWN HOW LONG WE'LL BE IN THE ATLANTA AREA.))
SUPER=01-Steve Thomas/Boulder Police Detective
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Atlanta area.
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VO-NAT


Police are still analyzing a ransom note turned over by Jonbenet's mother, hours before the girl's body was found in the basement.
The local newspaper reports Jonbenet had been sexually assaulted.
Though the mayor insists there's no reason to fear someone walking the streets.
The local cable T-V station continues to air an interview the parents gave C-N-N last week.
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SOT
IN Q=

((THERE IS A KILLER ON THE LOOSE, ABSOLUTELY.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=loose, absolutely.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


John and Patricia Ramsey have hired separate attorneys who are negotiating terms of an interview with police.

TWA-800


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigat


The medical examiner who oversaw autopsies on most of the T-W-A Flight 800 victims is releasing some details about the deaths.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-off Long Island/July 17, 1996


Dr. Charles Wetli reluctantly released autopsy reports under pressure from family members.
Wetli says the condition of the bodies was "horrendous."
He says the victims were killed instantly or were unconscious by the time they hit the water.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on the Newscast, regional officials say the recent rash of layoffs does NOT indicate an economic slowdown,
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VO-NAT


And from Danville we'll see how the community has come to the aid of a woman who lost everything she owned in a New Year's Day fire.
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ANCHOR=Robin

Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1

Roll
TALENT=Robin
SS=NONE
SUPER=80-74/56/0.00''/72/47/0.00''/68/51/0.00''/66/54/0.00'';
SUPER=81-75/50/0.00''/75/49/0.00''/64/55/0.00'';
SUPER=82-0.01''/minus 0.17''/0.01''/minus 0.17'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.75 foot/Down 1.43 feet;Lake levels


Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


A Danville woman who lost her home in a New Years Day fire is overwhelmed by the number of people who've offered help.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Wednesday;


25- year old Trease (TERESA) Burton and her family lost nearly everything when the home she rented caught fire.
The mother of eight has since received numerous donations.
But she and her husband are still in need of a home. Right now they're staying with her in-laws.
Businessman Frank Roupas offered the family four months free rent in Roanoke but Burton says she wants to stay in the Danville area to be close to her family.
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SOT
IN Q=Oh, Lord

((TREASE BURTON:OH LORD, I'VE GOT LIVING ROOM SUITS HERE AND THERE, BEDS, PEOPLE HAVE SENT CLOTHES, STUFF FOR THE KIDS, ME CLOTHES, MY HUSBAND STUFF, I DON'T KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW PEOPLE WAS THAT GOOD, I DIDN'T. ))
SUPER=07-Trease Burton; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=I didn't.
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VO-NAT


Burton is still in need of many basics-- including clothes, for her three youngest children.
She has two sons ages seven months and 22- months. Her daughter is four years old.
Anyone who wishes to help can contact the American Red Cross in Danville.
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Regional-Economy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


It's been a rough few weeks for workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


More than eight companies across the region have announced cutbacks or unscheduled shutdowns.
The ranks include large employers like Hanover Direct, New River Castings, the Salem G-E plant, and Allen Morrison of Lynchburg.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Nevertheless, Marjorie Skidmore of the Virginia Employment Commission believes this isn't a trend ...yet.
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SOT 01:51:00
IN Q=We saw a

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: WE SAW A FEW MORE SHUTDOWNS THIS YEAR DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD THAN WE DID LAST YEAR. BUT UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ARE STILL REALLY LOW. I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.))
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/VA Employment Commission;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=and February.
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VO-NAT


The Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership says in the coming months a number of plant locations announced last year will begin to deliver, as the companies start hiring.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


In addition, unemployment rates in many parts of our area remain near record lows.
In the Roanoke area it's two- point- eight- percent.
It's also important to point out that some of the cutbacks were NOT caused exclusively by a lack of work.

Justice-House


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-4
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's been a little over a year since the doors at Justice House were boarded up.
During its downfall, no one seemed to know who owned the low- income apartment building in Southwest Roanoke.
That issue has now been settled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1995;


A court ruling says the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions has been the owner of the property since 1988... even during its demise.
Members thought they had sold the property to a group of trustees, but that transfer was never finalized.
Therefore, according to the court, Justice House was never sold.
Members of the Mennonite Board of Missions could not be reached for comment.
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McGraw


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Roanoke County Clerk of Court Steve McGraw was within his rights to fire the chief deputy in 1991.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the clerk is immune from suit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Chief Deputy Marsha Conner sued McGraw, claiming she was dismissed for political reasons.
Though the appeals court cites McGraw's "ever-changing explanations" for firing Conner, he eventually came up with a valid reason: that it was because she held a "policy-making position."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


"While the number two position in the clerk's office is also substantially an administrative position," the Appeals Court concluded "it nevertheless remains the backup policy position for the clerk."
This week's decision reverses Judge Jackson Kiser's ruling.

L'burg-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Hard work and dedication has paid off for several Lynchburg police officers who were rewarded with promotions today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The retirement of one high- ranking officer set off a chain reaction in the police department's command structure, as jobs were vacated then re- filled.
The investigations division is losing two of its top men, as Lieutenants Earl Burnette and Jack Lewis were promoted to Captain and Major, respectively.
Chief Charles Bennett says change can be a good thing.
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SOT 00:12:40
IN Q=So yes, we

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: SO YES, WE HAVE MADE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ASSIGNMENTS WITH THESE PEOPLE AND WITH OTHERS AS THEIR CAREERS CONTINUE. IT REALLY IS NICE YOU GET TO DO A WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS AND YET STAY WITH THE SAME ORGANIZATION, SERVING THE SAME COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the same community.
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VO-NAT


All told, seven officers received their new ranks and badges during this morning's ceremony.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=none


Stay with us, up next, we'll tell you why the unseasonable weather is forcing ski operators to change their focus,
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VO-NAT

and the old song that says you don't tug on Superman's cape may have to be rewritten.
That's because the Man of Steel is about to lose his.
We'll show you his new look a little later on.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



Skiing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Skiing


A Nelson County ski resort is hoping for the big chill.
Mother Nature's early case of spring fever has softened the ski business at Wintergreen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;


The weather has limited skiing to only five of the resort's 17 slopes.
And the snow that is on the ground is loose and moist, like spring snow.
But that hasn't stopped some skiers from hitting the open trails.
In fact these are perfect conditions for snow-boarding.
And those that aren't on the slopes have hit the links.
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SOT 12:23:26
IN Q=THERE'S A LOT

((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN SKI RESORT: THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WILL PLAY AS LONG AS IT'S ABOVE FREEZING. BUT OF COURSE THIS IS IDEAL SPRING WEATHER. THIS IS SPRING SKIING AND SPRING GOLF THAT TRADITIONALLY SEE IN MARCH.))
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Ski Resort;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=SEE IN MARCH
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VO-NAT


Mark Glickman says the unseasonably warm temperatures couldn't have come at a better time.
The week after the holidays is traditionally a slow period and the warm weather has brought more business to their other attractions.
Wintergreen is a year round resort which also offers hiking and tennis.
Colder temperatures are forecast to return next week.
Glickman says then they'll be able to make more snow and hope to open additional trails.
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Wx-Tape
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Wind SW-10/48-52/Variable Clouds/Wind SW-15/60-64;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=Express/Knoxville


In his first game back, Michael Smith had a goal and 2 assists for the Express, and newcomer Wayne Strachan had 2 goals in cluding the game winner as Roanoke beat Knoxville tonight 7-6. Roanoke improves to 19-11 and 3 on the season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL; :00


Speaking of numbers, the unanimous number one; Florida returned to Gainesville today after beating Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. The Gators had the national championship trophy in hand, now the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=x5027
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Christian/80///;
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McCluer/60//Blues are 7-OH/;
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Gap/58///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0097-j/Salem/71//William Byrd/69//in Double OT/j/Liberty/70//Staunton

River/50///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0097-j/Laurel Park/67//Tunstall/58///j/G.W.

Danville/73//Albemarle/51///;
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S-Northside


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops


Northside's basketball team..an unheard of OH and 7..until tonight when the Vikes topped Rockbridge.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wildcats vs. Vikings; :00


The Rock...looking for a good year under first year head coach Wene Miller,
But tonight, Northside knew a total team effort would skin the cats.
Early in the first period, the Vikings Dwone Steele is the recipient of some stellar ball movement, he does a good job of window cleaning and we're off to the races.
The Wildcats don't wait long to light up the score board. James Hines's good position inside pays off with a nifty deuce.
SUPER=33-Northside/83/Rockbridge/67;

Then, on the break, The Rock's Ricky Wright is gonna do the right thing in giving Luke Serber the nice pass for the break away basket.
But Northside gets it's first win 83-67.
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S-Cave


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cougars vs. Knights; :00


In triple A action, Cave Spring hosted Pulaski in an Roanoke Valley District game on the Knights court.
In the second half, Spencer Baird sees a wide open lane and takes it for 2.
The Cougars always have a lot of fight in them and would answer with this
Ronalfd Branch SUPER=33-Cave Spring/67/Pulaski Co/54 ;

basket off the glass affer the nifty half court pass.
but the Knights..to much, Alex Phillips to Ricky Dierker for 2 of his 20, and Cave wins 67-54.
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S-Ronde


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=UVa


University of Virginia players, coaches and fans have been on the edge of their seats lately.
SS=Ronde


Ronde Barber...he's been singing that athlete's song..should I stay or should I go now...go to the NFL draft or stay for his last year of eligibility. The envelope please.
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SOT
IN Q="I

((RONDE BARBER/15 CAREER INTERCEPTIONS:))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Had 15 Career Interceptions; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...97 nfl draft"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


Ronde enters the draft with his brother Tiki. He was an All-American and an All-ACC selection at defensive back with 154 career tackles.
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S-Polls


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=College football


Barber's Cavaliers were left out of the final Associated Press and USA Today/CNN Coaches poll; as was West Virginia. Florida is number one. Here''s the final list.
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wipe to boards
IN Q=first team
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=last team"
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S-Ross


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=nfl


San Diego Charger head coach Bobby Ross resigned today in becoming part of the 9th coaching change this season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


The search for his replacement will begin immediately. Charger general manager Bobby Beathard will reportedly honor Ross' contract worth one million dollars per year through 1999.
Ross led the Chargers to its first Super Bowl appearance in 1995 and finshed 47 and 33, but 8 and 8 this season.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


More sports headed your way tonight, including the ACC basketball list for the weekend,
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VO-NAT

and Tech has a tough day ahead, Xavier is up next.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


The Hokies begin the meat of their A-10 conference calling tomorrow against undefeated Xavier.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00

The 5 and 4 Hokies are 1 and OH in conference play. In his first A-10 game this season, Coach Foster likes what he sees, and has learned that this team is very different from last year's squad.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I've

((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...better coaching job"
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


It's a big weekend for ACC basketball here on your Hometown Station
@ Pinnacle Page 1---------


beginning with a double dip tomorrow. At 1:30, with the N.C. State/Florida State contest,
and then at 4pm, Virginia travels into Terrapin country to play Maryland.
@ Pinnacle Page 2-------


Then on Sunday, The Duke Blue devils make the trek to Georgia Tech to battle the Yellow Jackets. That game starts at 1pm.

S-Wilkesboro


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
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One of NASCAR's historic tracks has officially closed shop.
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North Wilkesboro Speedway closed its doors earlier this week just shy of its 50th anniversary.
Former track president Mike Staley says the speedway business office has closed and all but 1 of the tracks eight full time employees were laud off over the last few days.
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Superman


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Finally tonight, lagging sales are bringing about more changes for America's favorite hero.
In just the past couple of years he's been dead...THEN he got married.
NOW after 60 years Superman's getting a change of clothes.
Morry Alter has the story of the changing of an icon.
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