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The crew of that Airborne flight that crashed at Christmas-time was testing whether the plane could pull out of a stall.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: we'll have more from on the N-T-S-B report.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we're witnesses to a robbery. See if you can pick out who it was captured by the surveillance camera. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Hokies pummel Radford on the baseball diamond, Tiki and Druckenmiller talk about the upcoming NFL draft,
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And a freak knee injury has put Dennis Rodman on the bench for the final 13 games of the regular season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The weather story is a chilly one tonight, new schools join our ViewerNet program and WeatherSchool is on the road. All that just ahead.

Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Airborne Plane Crash


It's been a little more than three months since one of the most devastating plane crashes Southwest Virginia has ever seen.
SS=Plane Crash Investigation


Today, the National Transportation Safety Board released a computer- generated video of the Airborne Express flight... plus a 300- page report.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


Scott Prince has been following this story.
Scott what is the N-T-S-B saying?
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Scott1;


Keith, we've got a lot of information, but still no cause.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1996; :00
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=left rudder failed

((It was December 22nd, when the cargo plane crashed into East River Mountain in Giles County... killing all six people on board
The video shows the last few minutes of the ill- fated flight that took off from North Carolina and was heading to Ohio.
Clearly, you can see the plane was spinning and see- sawing before it went down.
The transcript of the cockpit voice recorder was part of the released document... and apparently the crew was testing the plane's handling in a stall-- which is a normal test procedure.
Three minutes before the crash, the pilot believed the plane was under control... saying "OK. We're getting back to normal here."
But apparently the crew was confused shortly after that... as the pilot said "That's a stall right there. It ain't no shaker."
Then just seconds before the crash it's evident the left rudder failed.))
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom


A few days after the crash, investigators all but ruled out weather and maintenance as potential causes for the crash.
At this point, it seems investigators continue to explore the possibility of pilot error.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


But Of course Keith, it could still be many many months before they make a final decision as to the cause of this crash.

Forest-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=None


Bedford County authorities are hoping YOU can help them solve a robbery in Forest early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The bandit entered the Quik-E food store around 1:45, acted like he had a weapon in his pocket, and demanded money from the cashier.
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SOT 2:45:35
IN Q=All right this

((ALL RIGHT THIS IS A HOLDUP, GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW OR I'LL SHOOT ALL OF YOU, RIGHT NOW! GIVE THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW!))
SUPER=04-Surveillance Camera Video; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the register, right now! (5th "right now")
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VO-NAT


The robber escaped through a nearby industrial park.
Authorities hope someone will recognize the man's voice and give them a call.
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SOT 2:49:40
IN Q=No at this

((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD SHERIFF'S DEPT.: NO, AT THIS POINT, OTHER THAN THE VIDEO AND THE VERY VAGUE WITNESS DESCRIPTIONS, WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TO GO ON AT ALL. WE'D APPRECIATE SOME HELP, ANYBODY THAT CAN GIVE US SOME INFORMATION.))
SUPER=01-Lt. John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=some information.
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NATSOT

((RIGHT NOW! I AIN'T GOT ALL DAY LADY, COME ON!))
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OUT Q=come on!
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VO-NAT


Anyone with information about the crime can call 586-7714.
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Cruz


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Pamela Cruz


The ex-wife of drug-informant Javier Cruz was in court today for the first time in six years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Pamela Cruz has been out on bond since she was first arrested and charged in the sweeping drug indictment involving her husband and Leo Rivera.
She's charged- -along with several other lesser players- -in two counts of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=hold Cruz


The 38-year old North Carolina resident pled NOT guilty today. She faces a minimum 10-year sentence on each count if she's convicted.

Aris


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


A major manufacturer of gloves and slippers is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;
Aris Isotoner is moving into the East Bowles Distribution center on Route

29- in Blairs.
Initially the company plans to employ 100- people.
But during peak season, which runs August through October, the company plans to hire an additional 400-workers.
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IN Q=It shows

((ALLAN LIBBY/DANVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.: IT SHOWS THE CONFIDENCE THAT PRIVATE INVESTORS HAVE IN THE DANVILLE/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY MARKET. I THINK ITS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOCATION UP THERE WHERE THE BYPASS IS TYING INTO ROUTE 29 WHERE I THINK, I THINK, WE'LL BE SEEING SOME MORE THINGS HAPPENING. WE'LL HAVE DANVILLE AND COUNTY PEOPLE BOTH EMPLOYED THERE, WHICH IS, ITS JUST, I THINK, A WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN, FOR EVERYBODY. ))
SUPER=01-Allan Libby/Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Pres.; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=for everybody.
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VO-NAT
Aris Isotoner is moving its distribution centers in Wisconsin and Greensboro

into the new facility.
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Kroger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;


And it appears workers at the Kroger distribution center in Roanoke County WON'T lose their jobs because of union seniority.
The supermarket chain is expanding its warehouse here and closing one in West Virginia.
SUPER=@File;


Union rules dictate that many of the West Virginia workers get the first shot at the 125 new jobs being created here.
But Kroger says its current count of the transfer requests indicates none of the Roanoke County workers will get bumped out of their jobs.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Kroger


Kroger points out though, that it's still waiting to hear from several West Virginia workers.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six- she's a newspaper publisher, but not in the traditional sense. We'll tell you about an on-line hometown paper.
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And it's the buzz in Carroll County--how to attract more, not fewer, bees. We'll explain.
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Falwell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell


"Walt Disney would be rolling over in his grave."
So says the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
He's blasting the Disney- owned A-B-C television network and its sitcom "Ellen".
Next month, the show's lead character, played by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, will announce she is a lesbian.
Falwell wants Christians across America to boycott companies that buy commercial time during "Ellen".
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: IT IS A PRECEDENT SETTER, BECAUSE IF IN FACT THIS GETS BY THE BOARD AND CORPORATE AMERICA CONTINUES FOOTING THE BILL FOR THIS KIND OF GARBAGE, IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE GOD KNOWS WHAT, BESTIALITY, INCEST WHO KNOWS. AND FRANKLY, T-V IN PRIME TIME IS BECOMING ALMOST UNFIT FOR FAMILY CONSUMPTION.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Jerry Falwell


Falwell says it's reprehensible for a t-v show to portray homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.

Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=aje
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Internet


Many people now use the internet for shopping and other transactions.
But just how safe is such business?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Congressman Bob Goodlatte is proposing legislation which he says would protect internet users, using a process called encryption.
That's a program which scrambles computer messages into an un-readable code that only authorized readers can DE-code.
Goodlatte says his proposed Safe Act will protect privacy and prevent crime on-line.
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(( ))
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VO-NAT


Goodlatte says the plan would also create jobs because American companies would market the software for encryption around the globe.
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Internet-Paper


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Internet

**Note Anchor Tag/Fullscreen**
A Martinsville woman who was told she didn't have enough experience to be a reporter, is now running her own newspaper.
Eric Earnhart tells us how the internet made her dream possible.
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IN Q=Suzanne Albanese' paper
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
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((Suzanne Albanese' paper is somewhat unique, because it has NO paper.
The Martinsville Post is published on the World Wide Web.
A few years ago, her dream was impossible...

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IN Q=you would need a

((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; YOU WOULD NEED A PRINTING PRESS, A LOT OF PAPER, A LOT OF MAN HOURS BECAUSE IT WOULD BE VERY MANUALLY DRIVEN WITH THE PAPERWORK.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=with the paperwork



Today, she runs the paper on her lunch hour... she works full time at a local credit office.
Armed with a notebook and a digital camera, she covers news stories and makes sales calls.
In the evening, she puts the paper together on her computer.

SOT 3:15:12
IN Q=It's very rewarding

((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; IT'S VERY REWARDING, BOTH FROM KNOWING THAT IT'S A SKILL THAT, I'M TAPPING INTO THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO BEFORE, AND THE FEEDBACK IS JUST WONDERFUL.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=is just wonderful



Feedback that sometimes comes from far away, like the the man who e-mailed her from Hawaii.

SOT 03:14:03
IN Q=and that was

((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; AND THAT WAS REALLY EXCITING, HE WAS FROM THIS AREA ORIGINALLY AND HE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT SUBSCRIBING TO THE LOCAL PAPER BUT THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE HE'S A REAL COMPUTER ENTHUSIAST AND HE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HIS OLD HOME TOWN. ))
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OUT Q=old home town



Albanese is still trying to sell advertising in The Post... she'd like to be able to hire a reporter, maybe even make a profit...
But for now, she says, just knowing people are reading her work is reward enough to keep her going.
In Martinsville, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
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Pinnacle Fullscreen Board (Keith reads)
You can read the Martinsville Post on the World Wide Web at WWW-dot-Martinsvillepost-dot-com.

Stocks


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

On Wall Street, the Dow gained four and a half points, closing at 68 hundred 81. NASDAQ gained 21 points.
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Bee-Houses


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=None


A lack of bees may not sound like a bad thing...fewer bees, fewer bee- STINGS.
But fruit and vegetable growers are feeling the sting of a declining honey bee population.
Students at Carroll County Intermediate School are trying to ease that pain.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/Cooperative Extension Agent; :09 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Willie Hill/Orchardist; :18
SUPER=@Tracy1; :35
SUPER=01-Brandon Edwards/Future Farmers of America; :1:06
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.


((From the looks of the blooms, Willie Hill could have an abundant peach crop, as long as the honey bees pollinate.
The problem is, mites are rapidly killing them off.
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SOT 12:09:32

((GARY LARROWE/CARROLL CO. EXTENSION AGENT: YOU ACTUALLY SEE A REDUCTION IN CROP PRODUCTION BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF THE BEES. ))
RUNS=:04


Hill and other growers are having to rent honey bees, driving their production costs up.
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SOT 12:55:54

((WILLIE HILL/CARROLL CO. ORCHARDIST: RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT 25 DOLLARS A STAND TO RENT THEM. QUESTION: AND HOW MANY STANDS DO YOU HAVE TO RENT? HILL: ABOUT 20 FOR 50 ACRES. ))
RUNS=:09


But for the first time, Hill is seeing a new bee on his blooms, orchard masons which hatched in specially- made houses placed in his orchard last Fall. suOne benefit of the orchard masons is that they're much more efficient. It only takes 250 to 750 of them to pollinate one acre in an orchard. It takes up to 120 thousand honeybees to do the same job.
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SOT nat of drill 11:11:58
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4-H'ers and students in Future Farmers of America at Carroll Intermediate are making the houses for the second year.
They'll distribute 350 FREE through cooperative extension offices. They've even gotten a SALE order, and hope the project will eventually pay for itself.
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SOT 11:30:57

((BRANDON EDWARDS/FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: FEELS PRETTY GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU HELPED MANY FARMERS PRODUCE MORE FRUIT THIS TIME, AND YOU'RE HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL. ))
RUNS=:09


The masons are finding the houses... 100 placed along the Blue Ridge Parkway have been up to 75 percent full. Tracy Altizer, News-7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up on News 7 sports tonight, college baseball highlights as the Hokies and Highlanders slug it out in Blacksburg.
Rodman is out for the rest of the regular season. The Panthers have hit the big time,
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and we'll hear from Tiki Barber and Jim Druckenmiller as they continue to prepare themselves for the upcoming NFL draft next month.
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S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=TECH VS. RADFORD


Let's get started on this lovely Spring day with a little college baseball from English Field in Blacksburg, as the Hokies welcomed Radford to town.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Radford vs. VT;:00


Radford looked strong early in this game as Chad Gordon hits a high fly ball to right center field. He gets a little help from the wind and Jeff Collins scores from first.
The Highlanders next batter, Michael Potter then bloops one into left field just past third base to score Gordon for a 2-to-1 Radford lead.
But the Hammerin' Hokies would come back later in their half of the second as Gray Hodges Foutz rips this Highlander offering over the left-center field wall. The 3 run homer scores Matt Reynolds and Kevin Kurilla and gives Tech a 4-to-2 lead.
The Hokies would explode again in the bottom of the third. Matt Griswold gets things started as he drives one to deep right over the fielder's head to plate Eric Shiflett from second base.
Later in the inning, Barry Gauch would nail a line drive down the third base line. That shot plates Griswold from third and gives the Hokies a 6-to-2 lead.
Tech would put its seventh run on the board in the seventh with former Byrd
SUPER=34-Radford/4/Virginia Tech/21/5 Hokies Homers;

star Matt Reynolds stroking one past short and chasing home Gauch.
The Hokies win it 21 to 4.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold TECH/RU


The two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock on the other end of Prices Fork Road as they change their diamond venue to Radford.

S-Tiki


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT 97


The 1997 NFL draft is set for April 19th, and as many as 10 players from UVa and Virginia Tech may end up getting selected.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


One of those players who is certain to be picked early in the selection process is Tiki Barber, who was in Lynchburg today speaking to the Sports Capital luncheon at Oakwood Country Club.
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((TIKI BARBER/UVA'S ALL-TIME RUSHING LEADER:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa's All-Time Rushing Leader; :00
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OUT Q=...TOO MUCH."
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Fall; :00


Tiki and brother Ronde have been working out in Charlottesville along with several of their Cavalier teammates every other week for NFL scouts.
And while there's little doubt both he and Ronde will be drafted, it is unlikely they will end up on the same team.
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((TIKI BARBER:))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=...HIS WARDROBE."
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S-Druck


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT 97


Former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller is also anxious about the upcoming draft.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


And with Peyton Manning deciding to stay put in Tennessee for another year, Druckenmiller's stock is climbing quickly.
Check out the kind of week he's been having since Sunday morning.
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SOT
IN Q="Sunday afternoon...

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/37 CAREER TD PASSES AT TECH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/37 Career TD Passes at Tech; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...FOR ME."
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
SS=Rodman


Dennis Rodman has missed his share of games over the years due to his outlandish behavior, but rarely because of injury.
Last night the law of averages finally caught up with Dennis the Menace.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago/Last Night; :00


With just two seconds to play in the Bulls game with the Mavs, A.C. Green slips in front of Rodman to box him out.
Rodman steps and then comes up limping as his left knee buckles a bit.
He has a sprained medial collateral ligament that will force him to miss the Bulls final 13 regular season games.
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IN Q="COUPLE OF...

((JERRY KRAUSE/BULLS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Krause/Bulls General Manager; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...THE PLAYOFFS."
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S-Crotty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers showed the league they were more than your average expansion team last season by winning the NFC West.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Season; :00


This season they will have a chance to show the entire nation what they are made of.
The NFL master schedule was released this afternoon and the Panthers have earned themselves a Monday night date with the 49ers in Charlotte.
It's one of 5 national TV dates the Panthers have in 1997.
They also play host to the Redskins on Sunday night August 31st in their season opener.
Plus, they have games against the Packers, Cowboys and Broncos.
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Danville-Viewernet


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=None



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Pet-Pig


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=none


Pat Earles and her son Chuck are on a crusade to save a loved one--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

their pig.
They have been cited for violating a city ordinance against keeping swine- but the owners of 70-pound "Porky" say they're not giving up.
After an unsuccessful plea to City Council, they've hired a lawyer.
Earles says the Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig is a part of their family- and doesn't bother anyone.
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SOT 3:30:01
IN Q=So umm, we're going

((PAT EARLES: SO UMM, WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND KEEP HIM, HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE THEM REALIZE THAT IT'S NOT A FARM PIG- HE'S A PET, HE'S LIKE A DOG. CHUCK WHATELY: YEAH, HE'S ABOUT THE SAME AS A DOG. HE ACTS LIKE A DOG.))
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VO-NAT


Even though other pig owners have been unsuccessful, Earles says she wants the law to change-- allowing residents to own one miniature pig as a pet.
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
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That's News 7 at Six.
For the region's first TEN O'clock newscast, Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen watch News-7 Prime Time on W-E-F-C.
It's on Channel 38 "over the air," and on a lot of cable systems--we're on Cable Channel six in Bedford County. And don't forget to tune in to News 7 at 11, right here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Keith