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ANCHOR=Connie
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NEWS-7 at FIVE is straight ahead--
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a Roanoke jury upholds a lower court conviction, rejecting one man's claim that police officers attacked him.
What's O-J Simpson's net worth-- that's the judge's question while the jury deliberates.
And the latest on Girl Scout Cookies-- you might notice some changes.
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Wx-Heads
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The threat of snow accumulation has passed, but the clouds are still on the way.
The complete forecast ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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TAPE#MED HEADS
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The former commander in the Persian Gulf insists there's no
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evidence U-S troops were exposed to chemical weapons.
The latest on gulf war illnesses, coming up on Health Check.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Stick around-- News-7 at Five is next.

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SOT verdict tape 11:49:19
IN Q=we the jury

((WE THE JURY UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT STEVEN LAVONNE LEFTWICH GUILTY OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=assault and battery
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A Roanoke jury upholds a lower court conviction, rejecting Leftwich's claim that police officers attacked him.
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5-Leftwich


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
The jury had to decide who was telling the truth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Steven Leftwich said police attacked him for no reason during a traffic stop, beating him senseless on the ground.
But police say Leftwich was trying to pull out an officer's gun from the holster.
The jury found Leftwich guilty on all four counts.
Afterwards, Leftwich said he stands by his story.
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SOT 12:21:08 LEFTWICH POST TAPE
IN Q=I still know the

((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT; I STILL KNOW THE TRUTH, INNOCENT, I RESPECT THE JURY, THEY WERE UNDER TREMENDOUS PRESSURE TO GO AGAINST THE WHOLE ROANOKE CITY, AND IT WAS HARD FOR THEM. BUT I RESPECT THEIR DECISION, AND GOD BLESS 'EM AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. 12:17:42 LEFTWICH POST TAPE ANN GARDNER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; IT WAS AN ISSUE FOR THE PEOPLE TO DECIDE, THEY HEARD THE EVIDENCE AND THEY MADE THEIR DECISION AND THAT IS THE REASON WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant;
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OUT Q=feel good about it
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The jury reccommended a 30 day sentence on each assault charge.
Leftwich will be officially sentenced by the judge in April.
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5-Howard


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=legal scales


After spending four months in jail charged with the murder of Willie Goins of Galax, Charles Howard walked free today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Howard was charged after his half- sister allegedly told police he admitted killing the elderly man and asked her to help him get out of town.
But on the witness stand, Scotty Austin said she wasn't clear WHAT her brother had said.
With no other evidence, the judge dismissed the charge.
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SOT 20:35:49
IN Q=

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: MS. AUSTIN ADVISED THAT THE DEFENDANT HAD SAID THAT MR. GOINS HAD CURSED HIM AND HE GOT MAD AND COMMITTED THE CRIME. SO THERE WAS AN ACTUAL ADMISSION BY HER ORIGINAL STATEMENT THAT HE PARTICIPATED IN IT. ))
SUPER=@Goad;
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OUT Q=participated in it.
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VO-NAT


The defense claims Charles Howard made up the story as a ploy to get bus tickets for him and his wife to leave town.
The judge DID certify murder charges against Tisha (TEE-shuh) Howard.
Police say she admitted stabbing Goins while high on a drug-laced cigarette.
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5-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
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WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
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In a Santa Monica courthouse, the jury in the O.J. Simpson civil trial is in it's first full day of deliberations-- after getting the case at the end of the day yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :


Simpson's defense lawyers must hand over updated financial information on their client by day's end.
The information will be needed if the jury finds for the plaintiffs in the wrongful death case.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Unlike the criminal trial, it takes only nine of the 12 jurors to reach a verdict.
But a mistrial is also a possibility, if FEWER than nine of the jurors can agree.

5-XGR


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
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Parental notification for minor abortions has the green light it's needed for years in Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Abortion rights activists fought it... but for the first time in over a decade, the bill was assigned to a friendly committee.
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((A WOMAN FROM BEDFORD... SIGNING A PETITION.))
SUPER=01-Karen Rashke/Va. Planned Parenthood;
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Despite the opposition, the Senate Courts of Justice committee approved the notification bill on a ten to five vote.
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SOT 14:49:13 TAPE ONE
IN Q=The church

((THE CHURCH BELIEVES...THEIR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Steve Colecchi/Va. Catholic Diocese;
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TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


The House of Delegates has passed parental notification in the past.
The full Senate appears likely to approve this bill.
Governor Allen says he'll sign it.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Governor pays a visit to Lynchburg's Ericcson plant--
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And internet provider America Online settles complaints in many states, as subscribers deal with busy signals when trying to log on.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- no more flu shots? California researchers say they've found a new compound that may be able cure influenza.
It's all coming up right after this break. cc sponsor

5-Ericsson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-45
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Good news today for Lynchburg-based Ericsson Incorporated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;

Governor George Allen was on hand as Ericsson announced a 33-million dollar deal to build radio dispatching equipment for the Korean National Police.
The groundwork for the contract was laid out during the governor's Far East trade mission in 1996.
Allen says he stressed to the Koreans that the Ericsson radios would actually be built in Lynchburg.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN ))
SUPER=@Allen;
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OUT Q=OBLIGATION OF RECIPROCITY.
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The contract will NOT create any new jobs at the Lynchburg facility.
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5-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=rail merger


The three railroads involved in a bidding war for Conrail will hold their much- anticipated pow- wow to try to settle their differences this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York


After a meeting with analysts in New York, Norfolk Southern chief executive David Goode confirmed that yes, indeed, a time and place where N-S, C-S-X and Conrail will meet-- has been set.
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SOT 00:06:18
IN Q=We're going

((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: WE'RE GOING TO MEET ON FRIDAY. I'M GOING TO BE THERE, READY TO NEGOTIATE, OPTIMISTICALLY, AND PREPARED TO MEET A FAIR SOLUTION.))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;
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OUT Q=fair solution.
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Goode would not reveal where the railroads will meet.
SUPER=@File;


For more than four months N-S and C-S-X have battled for control of Conrail.
Conrail is the dominant railroad in the northeast.
N-S and C-S-X are based in Virginia.
N-S has roughly 35- hundred employees in our area.
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5-AOL


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=aMERICA ONLINE


American Online has agreed to refund frustrated customers up to two months worth of the costs of the online service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The proposed settlement will avoid a consumer fraud suit threatened by attorneys general in dozens of states-- including Virginia.
A-O-L's circuits have been jammed since it offered an unlimited online access plan for 19-95 a month.
The computer service will also put a disclaimer in ads to warn about busy signals.
A-O-L has also agreed to make it easier for people to cancel the service.
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If you are a fan of Thin Mints, Tag-A-longs or Dosi-dos (doughs) then you'll need to learn the latest Girl Scout Cookie lingo.
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5-GIRL-SCOUTS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


Over the years, a lot has changed within the Girl Scout organization-- including even the cookies this year.
Patrick Evans tells us more about those changes, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the Roanoke Valley History Museum.
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Next on NEWS-7 at Five Mike Stevens has some unwelcome news concerning the Roanoke Express.
ANCHOR=Connie


But first-- When diagnosed with breast cancer, black women are more than 50-percent
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more likely to die than white women....because their cancer is often found later.
On Health Check, we'll feature an innovative new way, to try to instill in women the importance of breast cancer education.
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5-Gulf-Illness


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=GULF ILLNESS


Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf is insisting there's no evidence that U-S troops were exposed to chemical weapons.
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Schwarzkopf spoke before a Senate committee in Washington today--
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SOT 13:06:49
IN Q=I never

((RETIRED GENERAL NORMAL SCHWARZKOPF: I NEVER RECEIVED BEFORE DURING OR AFTER HOSTILITIES ANY REPORT OF IRAQI USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS. NOR THE DISCOVERY OF OR DESTRUCTION OF IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS. I FEEL ASSURED THAT HAD SUCH EVENTS KNOWINGLY OCCURRED, I WOULD HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS, SINCE THIS WAS THE HIGHEST INTELLIGENCE PRIORITY IN MY COMMAND. ))
SUPER=01-Norman Schwarzkopf/Retired General; :
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OUT Q=in my command.
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Schwarzkopf says in every case alarms that went off there were false. And he says no one ever showed any symptoms of exposure.
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5-Ridgewood


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=abo
TAPE#596-03
GRAPHIC=h/c bug


Groundbreaking in Salem today for another type of care for the elderly.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :


Ridgewood Gardens is an Assisted Living Residence.
Plans include 74 individual residences, plus community dining, housekeeping and activities services.
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SOT 14:31:16
IN Q=It's a residence

((FRANK PECK/RIDGEWOOD GARDENS MANAGER: IT'S A RESIDENCE WHICH WILL PROVIDE SOME SUPPORT, SUPPORT SERVICES THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS TO ASSIST THEM IN LIVING AS INDEPENDENTLY AS POSSIBLE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE))
SUPER=01-Frank Peck/Ridgewood Gardens Manager; :
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OUT Q=long as possible.
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The 52-thousand square-foot structure will house facilities ranging from physical therapy, to an ice cream parlor.
But planners also say the LOCATION is a big factor.
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SOT 14:33:09
IN Q=We are right

((WE ARE RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE A NEED FOR THIS TYPE OF SERVICE))
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OUT Q=type of service.
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Ridgewood Gardens is slated to open next January.
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5-Flu


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=flu


Human tests will soon begin on a chemical compound that may not just treat-- but PREVENT-- the flu.
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VO-NAT


Researchers at California's Gilead Sciences say they've already found it cures influenza in lab animals.
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SOT
IN Q=When this compound

((NORBERT BISCHOFBERGER/GILEAD SCIENCES: WHEN THIS COMPOUND WAS GIVEN TO INFECTED FERRETS, THE SYMPTOMS RESOLVED WITHIN A DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Norbert Bischofberger/Gilead Sciences; :
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OUT Q=within a day.
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It's also given orally-- making it easier for patients to take.
Influenza viruses have an enzyme on their surface that acts like a glue, attaching them to cells to produce more flu virus.
This new drug blocks that enzyme so the flu viruses can't attach to the target cells.
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SOT
IN Q=If you block

((IF YOU BLOCK THIS ENZYME WITH THIS COMPOUND,THE VIRUS IS BASICALLY CRIPPLED.))
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OUT Q=basically crippled.
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VO-NAT


Testing could take a few years, so it may be a while before the F-D-A reviews the compound--
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5-Triplets


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=childbirth


Triplets and other multiple births are on the rise in this country.
The National Center for Health Statistics says the number of multiple births has more than quadrupled in the past two decades.
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The reason-- more women in their thirties are having babies and they tend to use more fertility drugs than younger women.
In 1994 there were over four-thousand triplets, 315 quadruplets, and 46 quintuplets or greater born in the U.S.
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5-Family-Planning


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-06

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U-S support for international family planning programs has dramatically dropped-- as a result of pressure from anti-abortion groups-- that's according to a report put out by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Congress cut funding by 35 percent last year and no money will be spent until July first-- unless a resolution passes next month.
The United Nations says-- as a result of family planning programs-- there would be 500 million fewer people in the world by the year 2050.
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5-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=breast cancer awareness


Finally, the beauty salon may be the best place to talk about the importance of breast cancer screening.
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VO-NAT


The results of a pilot program in San Diego aimed at black women has lead to the first clinical trial to measure the effectiveness of the beauty parlor as a health resource.
Beauticians are being trained to discuss with their clients breast self exam, mammography, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle
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SOT 8:12:28
IN Q=You'd be

((TESSIE BONNER/BEAUTICIAN & STUDY PARTICIPANT: YOU'D BE SURPRISED THE WOMEN THAT REALLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DO SELF-EXAM ON THEIR BREASTS CORRECTLY, BUT WITH THE MODEL THAT WE HAVE IN THE SALON WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHOW THEM AND IT'S AMAZING. ))
SUPER=01-Tessie Bonner/Beautician & Study Participant; :
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OUT Q=it's amazing.
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While black women are diagnosed with breast cancer at about the same rate as white women, they are 50-percent more likely to die, because their cancer is typically not found as early.
If this project is successful, it could be used as a national model,
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2-SHOT-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Turning now to Sports--The ROanoke Express will have to play without one of
its starters--- Mike has the latest in tonight's Ticker.


S5-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-25
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Wednesday ticker. We have Hometown Hoops for you, but first some breaking news from the hard water.
SS=Express/Knoxville


The Express will play Knoxville at the Round House tonight without its number 1 goalie. Frank Anzalone will rest number one goalie Dave Gagnon and his injured left shoulder. Back up Larry Moberg will start in goal.
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IN Q="Hopefully

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=do a great job"



S5-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


Pulaski County, Staunton River, Jefferson Forest, Parry McCluer, William Byrd and Rockbridge make up this Wednesday's Hometown Hoops Weekly. Here's Steve Mason.
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SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :35
SUPER=01-Mikey Clark/Played on 93-94 Team; :52
SUPER=01-Chip Coleman/Fighting Blues Point Guard; 1:00(QUICK)
SUPER=03-Moneta/Cavaliers vs. Golden Eagles; 1:21
SUPER=01-Win Hunter/Jefferson Forest Guard; 1:26(QUICK)
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((STEVE MASON:))
((With only 1 senior and five sophomores, Coach Burns Cougars are 8-7 in the tough RVD. ((PAT BURNS:))
In single A, Parry McCluer is ranked # 2 in the state under a basketball Fox

who finds ways to win. ((NELSON:))
Every Fighting Blues player is averaging under 14 points a game a stat that is is drawing comparisons to the 1993-94 state championship runner up team. ((MICKEY CLARK:)) ((CHIP COLEMAN:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Jefferson Forest is third in the Seminole District at 5 and 3 under Jim Hawley. ((JIM HAWLEY:)) ((WIN HUNTER:))
Steve Farquhar's Staunton River Golden Eagles are 6 and 10 overall and 3 and 5 in district play in his first year, but are holding teams to around 50 points a game. ((STEVE:))
William Byrd is 8 and 1 in the district, 12 and 4 overall, good enough for the state's 10th ranking. ((PAUL BARNARD:))
Rockbridge is much better than it's 3 and 10 record. First year coach Weenie Miller's Wildcats lead Byrd 30-21 at the half before losing by 7 last night. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.)) ((
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5-rATHER


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Remember when anchorman Dan Rather was knocked to the ground and kicked after a mugger asked him "What's the Frequency Kenneth?" -- ten-years later, Rather has identified the man.
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SUPER=03-New York/File Tape;


Rather says he recognized William Tager (TA-gur) when he was shown a picture by a psychiatrist who treated Tager.
SUPER=03-New York/August 31, 1994;


He was arrested for shooting and killing an N-B-C technician outside the "Today" show studios in 1994.
Tager was convicted and is now in jail.
He told the psychiatrist he believed the media beamed hostile messages to Rather, and wanted the CBS anchorman to tell him what frequency was being used to transmit the messages.
Tager probably won't be charged because the statue of limitations has expired.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The incident with Rather even inspired rock group R.E.M to write a song called "What's the Frequency, Kenneth."

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
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ANCHOR=Connie


Coming up at Six, the budding fisherman's rights movement is winning big in Richmond.
double boxes Connie/Eric


Here's Eric Earnhart with a preview.
SUPER=@Eric1;


Connie, we're just trying hook viewers for Six.
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VO-NAT


The real story-- is that coming between a fisherman and his catch could soon be a crime in the Commonwealth.
And it's the unwitting work of animal rights activists.
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ANCHOR=Eric


It got out of the House today with unanimous approval.
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We'll have boatloads of other news in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX, Connie.
ANCHOR=Connie


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
join me for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Goodnight ANCHOR=Connie