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VO-NAT


A stunning 11th hour turn-around for Norfolk Southern, as Conrail stockholders reject the proposal to merge with C-S-X, PERHAPS clearing the way for N-S to get into the game.
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ANCHOR=Keith

We'll analyze the vote on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
And get a feel for the frigid temperatures. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Chip Sullivan is on fire at the Hope Classic, the Hokies christen a new indoor track this afternoon, Radford get ready to shine on WDBJ,
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VO-NAT eng#


and we'll hear from Eugene Amos, the man who was kicked by Dennis Rodman.
Plus, I'll tell you about Rodman's punishment handed down today by the NBA.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Would you believe it will be a few degrees colder tonight for most locations? Wind chill advisories stay up. The weekend forecast in a few minutes.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern is breathing a big sigh of relief tonight.
The railroad has come out the victor in the latest battle in a bidding war in which the winner could emerge as the nation's third-largest carrier.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff has been covering this story since day one.
Here's Len.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Keith Norfolk Southern actually didn't win anything today.
What really happened was its opponent, C-S-X, lost, when shareholders of Conrail turned down a merger proposal between C-S-X and Conrail.
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IN Q=CSX needs
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards Stockbroker;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/November 1996;
SUPER=01-Beth Doughty/Economic Dev. Partnership;
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SOT 05:32:06
IN Q=CSX needs

(( ))
SUPER=
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=they said no.


From the get- go, N-S played the role of the dark horse in its pursuit of Conrail, the dominant railroad in the northeast.
N-S consistently ponied up more money for Conrail in the bidding war with C-S-X.
But Conrail and C-S-X had created what one Conrail executive called a "bulletproof" deal, in which competing bids would have a hard time being heard.
N-S reacted to the vote by saying "We think that the vote is a powerful message from Conrail's owners that they will not be coerced into accepting the deal CSX and Conrail tried to impose on them."
Conrail didn't let N-S celebrate long, announcing "The Conrail Board is resolute -- Norfolk's actions will have no effect on our commitment to our merger with CSX."
This was a vote people across our region have watched with interest since N-S employs more than 3500 people here, and tens of thousands of people own its stock.
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SOT 05:06:04
IN Q=Anything that

(( ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=across the board.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom


There will be another vote on the Conrail-CSX deal.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


No date has been set yet.
(QUESTION: AND N-S CAN'T ENGAGE IN MERGER TALKS WITH CONRAIL FOR TWO YEARS?)


Haskins


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Junius Haskins


The city of Lynchburg tonight is mourning the sudden death of city councilman Junius Haskins.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Details are still being confirmed, but Haskins apparently died during a visit to Washington D.C. earlier today.
He was part of a contingent that had traveled to the capitol to look into getting federal funds to renovate the city's Amtrak station, a favorite project of his.
Mayor Jim Whitaker, councilman Bill McRorie and city manager Charles Church were with Haskins when he collapsed.
City leaders are expected to make a statement later tonight.
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Cold-Weather


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Deep Freeze


As the temperature goes down, the risk of getting frost bite and hypothermia rises. But unfortunately, some folks may have a hard time escaping the extreme cold.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been out in the winter air all day and he now joins us in Roanoke County.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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rollcue: ...busy night.
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SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission; :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Lustig/Emergency Room Physician; :41
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OUT Q=more so than frostbite
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--Lynchburg fire investigators are on the trail of what may be a serial arsonist.
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VO-NAT


And she's burning with ambition -- an Altavista high school girl who's already a governor.
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Arson-Fires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Arson


A serial arsonist may be up to old tricks again in Lynchburg, following three separate fires early Thursday morning.
The arsonist has grown notorious enough to pick up a nickname.."the Midnight Torch", based on the time frame for when the fires occur.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg.. Steve, do investigators know why this arsonist is suddenly back at work again?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Keith, it would help if they did, but right now the fire marshal's office says it's having a tough time nailing down who's setting these fires and why.
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IN Q=For nine months
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :08
SUPER=04-File Tape; :27
SUPER=01-Kevin Moreland/Alco Vinyl Siding; :34
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal; :54
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=situation to deal with.


(( For nine months it had been quiet.. no deliberately set fires in this neighborhood near the intersection of Twelfth Street and Fort Avenue in Lynchburg.
natsot noise
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All that changed early Thursday morning, when crews were called out to battle three separate blazes set within a few minutes and a few hundred yards of each other.
They know the area well... at least 18 fires have been set here over the past few years... a storage building at Campbell-Payne Home Company in 1993.. the rear of Alco Vinyl Siding in the spring of '96.
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SOT 00:43:03
IN Q=Two o'clock

((KEVIN MORELAND/ALCO VINYL SIDING: TWO O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, TO GET A CALL THAT YOUR BUSINESS IS ON FIRE, THAT'S NOT TOO GOOD A FEELING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=good a feeling.


Today, Moreland has extra locks on his doors, and keeps flammable debris away from the outside of his building.
Those are about the only precautions anyone can take.. investigators say establishing a profile for the suspected arsonist has been difficult.
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SOT 00:05:09
IN Q=All of them

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: ALL OF THEM ARE INDIVIDUALS, AND UNTIL WE HAVE A PERSON THAT WE CAN FOCUS ON, IT'S A DIFFICULT SITUATION TO DEAL WITH.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to deal with.))
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Jennings says the sheer number of arson fires has helped him define certain firesetting methods the arsonist uses.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Aside from that, he admits they have no solid leads to go on.


Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire officials say a damaged coffee- maker cord started a fire at a church in Northeast Roanoke last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The cord ignited and set a table on fire at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
It happened around 8-30.
The pastor and four other people were inside the church at the time.
They escaped without injury.
The fire was contained to two rooms.
Damage is estimated at 30- thousand dollars.
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Abortion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood


An unlocked door at the Virginia headquarters of Planned Parenthood triggered a search by federal agents and State Police today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


Nothing was found at the Richmond abortion clinic and offices.
But after yesterday's bombing in Atlanta, Planned Parenthood workers were on high alert.
The Richmond clinic received a fake bomb two years ago, and gets frequent threats of violence.
The group's lobbyist says clinic violence is linked to anti- abortion rhetoric.
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SOT 02:54:23 TAPE ONE
IN Q=The federal

((KAREN RASCHKE/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THE FEDERAL AGENTS HAVE LONG TOLD US TO TAKE EVERYTHING VERY SERIOUSLY. OBVIOUSLY WE DO. WITH THE BOMBING IN ATLANTA YESTERDAY, WITH THE LANGUAGE WE HERE AROUND THIS CAPITOL, AND WITH SOME OF THE LANGUAGE WE HEAR IN OUR OWN NEWSPAPER HERE IN RICHMOND, WE WERE UNDERSTANDABLY VERY CONCERNED.))
SUPER=01-Karen Raschke/Va. Planned Parenthood;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=very concerned.
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VO-NAT


Ironically, the Richmond clinic was being searched at the very hour the state Senate's leading abortion opponent was distancing his views from the Atlanta clinic bombing.
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SOT 10:07:18 EARL
IN Q=But there

((MARK EARLEY: BUT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE IN OUR DIALOGUE HERE IN VIRGINIA OR ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR SUCH VIOLENCE AS WE SAW YESTERDAY. AND I KNOW I JOIN WITH ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES HERE IN THE SENATE WHO BELIEVE AS I DO OR BELIEVE OTHERWISE IN CONDEMNING OR REJECTING SUCH VIOLENCE WHATEVER THE CAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=the cause.
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VO-NAT


Virginia's General Assembly is expected to discuss limiting late term abortions and requiring parental consent for abortions during this session.
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Golden-Years


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities in Richmond have dropped charges against a suspect in the so- called Golden Years murder cases.
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VO-NAT edit of 96-36
SUPER=03-Richmond


Annabelle Tafolla was arrested November 22nd in the slaying of 75- year- old Lucille Garrett Boyd.
Boyd was one of more than a dozen older women in Richmond who were killed in their homes in recent years.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


But yesterday, the charges against Tafolla were withdrawn at a preliminary hearing.
A prosecutor says problems with witnesses forced the decision, but she would not elaborate.

Stocks


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


The Dow finished the week with another record close, finishing above the 68 hundred mark for the first time.
NASDAQ UP nearly nine points.
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MGA-Governor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia's Governor was all over the State Capitol today.
And SHE's ready to govern.
The MODEL General Assembly that is.
She rose from Campbell County to the third floor of the Capitol, and Ellen Qualls has her story.
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IN Q=Altavista High
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :14
SUPER=@Ellen2; :23
SUPER=01-Taylor West/MGA Governor; :34
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Altavista High School senior Taylor West was elected last year, but her real work will only span four days in April.
That's when the Virginia YMCA Model General Assembly will do the work it takes the REAL Assembly 45 days to do.
SOT 04:35:55

((GOV. ALLEN: HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR COLLEGE YET? TAYLOR WEST: ACTUALLY I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED EARLY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. GOV. ALLEN: AWWWHHHHHH! thru hand wave))
RUNS=:07


Yes, she's going out of state.
But that doesn't mean she wouldn't like to come back and take over George Allen's seat of power some day.
She's even a little critical of his new academic standards.
SOT TAPE ONE 57:06

((TAYLOR WEST/MGA GOVERNOR: I THINK SOME OF THE STANDARDS THAT HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED WERE PERHAPS ESTABLISHED WITHOUT AS GOOD A CONSULTING AS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN.))
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((TAYLOR WEST: I'M A MODERATE WITH LEFTWARD LEANINGS. I'M A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE LIBERAL SIDE OF THINGS. SO THERE MAY BE SOME THINGS THAT GOVERNOR ALLEN AND I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH.))
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Well he's got some advice for her anyway.
NAT SOT TAPE THREE 04:41:44

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND WHATEVER PROMISES YOU MAKE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, DO 'EM. DON'T OVERPROMISE THOUGH. SO JUST FIGURE OUT SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, HOWEVER MANY THINGS YOU WANT TO DO, IN POLITICS OR IN A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP, AND STICK TO 'EM.))
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And by the way, she's the fifth female governor in 50 years of MGA history.
Virginia voters have never elected one.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up on a diverse Friday night in sports, Tech gets new track, Chip gets hot at the Hope, Rodman is ordered to undergo counseling,
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Radford University Highlanders are getting ready to rock the Dedmon Dome tomorrow afternoon in regionally televised Big South battle right here on Your Hometown station.
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S-Chip


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan


Former Hanging Rock teaching pro Chip Sullivan set a course record on the front nine at the Indian Ridge Coutry Club today during the third round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic out in Indian Wells California.
Sullivan fired a 30 in the form of 5 birdies, 1 eagle and 1 bogey.
He is currently 10 under for the day and we'll update his final 18 hole tital for you tonight at 11.

S-Hope


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR


Sullivan wasn't the only golfer to get hot today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Indian Wells, CA/TNT; :00


Fred Couples came out hot and fired a 64 today that was capped by this routine bunker shot on 18.
The flop out of the sand hits the bottom of the cup for an eagle.
I'll let you know how he stands as well compared to the leaders tonight at 11.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=rodman


The NBA threw the book at Bad Boy Dennis Rodman today kicking him where it hurts in the pocket book.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Wednesday Night; :00


The League suspended the Chicago Bulls forward for at least 11 games without pay and ordered him to undergo counseling for kicking cameraman Eugene Amos on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
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IN Q="We're not...

((DAVID STERN/NBA COMMISSIONER:)) ((EUGENE AMOS/INJURED CAMERAMAN:))
SUPER=01-David Stern/NBA Commissioner; :00
SUPER=01-Eugene Amos/Injured Cameraman; :12
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...HUMILIATED."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Rodman


Rodman, his agent and the player's union say the suspension is too harsh.

S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


Your Hometown Station will be back in the LIVE game business tomorrow as we bring you tomorrow's Radford vs. UNC-Greensboro Big South battle from the Dedmon Center at two o'clock.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 9, 1996; :00


The Spartans, who are the defending league champs have taken their lumps early this year playing the likes of Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Stanford, Ga. Tech and Duke.
But they come into Radford with a perfect two and oh mark in the Big South.
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IN Q="well, they are...

((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH:)) ((ANTHONY WALKER/RADFORD SENIOR GUARD:)) ((COREY REED/RADFORD JUNIOR FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Walker/Radford Senior Guard; :17
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/Radford Junior Forward; :38
RUNS=:54
OUT Q=...FOR US."
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WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE (27779)
And again if you can't make it to the game check us out at two tomorrow.
Roy Stanley, Radford Hall of Famer Ron Shelburne and I will have the call for you from the Dedmon Center.
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S-Crestar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


The 9th annual Crestar Roundball Classic tips off tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are 5 dollars in advance, 6 bucks at the door and 4 dollars for students. This year's one day tourney should be well worth the money.
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IN Q="at 3

((WOODY DEANS/CRESTAR CLASSIC TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Crestar Classic Tournament Director; ;00
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=....High school basketball"
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S-Track


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Logo


Virginia Tech will showcase its new indoor track this weekend as 25 teams will compete in an invitational meet held in the Rector Field House.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


The Mondo 200 meter track has eight dash lanes which feature Tech Orange and Maroon Colors on alternating lanes.
The 55 meter dash, 55 hurdles and all of the jumps and the pole vault will be held inside the oval track.
It's one of only five of its kind in the United States.
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SOT
IN Q="this is...

((RUSS WHITENACK/VIRGINIA TECH MEN'S TRACK COACH: )) ((LORI TAYLOR/VIRGINIA TECH WOMEN'S TRACK COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Russ Whitenack/Virginia Tech Men's Track Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Lori Taylor/Virginia Tech Women's Track Coach; :15
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=...........the same."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The meet will be held today and tomorrow.
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