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1-News-head

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VO-NAT


United Parcel Service faces a midnight strike deadline.
We'll open News-7 at SIX tonight with a look at the potential impact of a shut-down at the nation's biggest shipper.
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ANCHOR=Keith


The only thing more certain than death and taxes may be rising bank fees.
We'll look into changes in all three. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, former Virginia tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller strikes gold with the 49ers, the Big East and the ACC hold football media days,
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VO-NAT


and why is Darrell Waltrip doing the Icky shuffle after qualifying at Indy? He and others had record breaking days.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Another night of record lows? Stay tuned, the forecast is a chilly one!

UPS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=UPS


The nation's largest shipper may soon be grounded.
That concerns a number of businesses in southwest and central Virginia.
United Parcel Service says it has made its final contract offer to the Teamsters.
The union says it's not good enough. Workers are prepared for a midnight strike.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave


News 7's Tonya Flory is at the U-P-S facility in Roanoke.
Tonya how are LOCAL union members responding to this proposed contract?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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rollcue: just want their voices heard.
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SOT
IN Q=A chance to vote
SUPER=01-Brian Huffman/UPS employee; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09
SUPER=01-Larry Morgan/QFS President; :43
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=real facts
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SOT 14:08:42
IN Q=A chance to vote

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=doesn't look good

((Workers are feeling the pressure in this labor dispute. Union leaders are calling for pay and pension increases, better medical benefit and subcontracting limitations. UPS management handed Teamsters their final offer...now it's up to union leaders to decide whether they'll let workers vote on it.
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SOT14:08:25
IN Q=I guess we'll strike

(( ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=no

Area companies like Elizabeth Arden in Roanoke and J-Crew in Lynchburg primarily use UPS. Pending the strike many are already switching to other shippers...but others are holding out until the deadline.
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SOT 14:27:41
IN Q=As these things go

(( ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=real facts.))
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;

If the 190-thousand workers walk off the job tonight at midnight, and the strike lasts for any significant time, Federal Express and the Post Office will get the bulk of that work.
People could be waiting for their packages for a long time, because some analysts say the alternative carriers can't handle the shipments UPS normally does.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave
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Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The murders of three young Spotsylvania County girls are now considered the work of a serial killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Investigators today confirmed that the cases have been linked... through evidence collected from the three victims: 16-year-old Sofia Silva, 15-year-old Kristin Lisk and her 12-year-old sister Kati.
Police would not say what the common evidence is, but they do say the killer is probably acting out a fantasy.
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SOT 11:28:57 News conference field tape
IN Q=The offender has a secure

(( ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Pat Sullins/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= somewhere else
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VO-NAT


The Lisk sisters disappeared May first and were found floating in a Hanover County river five days later.
Sofia Silva's body was discovered in a King George County creek eight months earlier.
A multi- agency police task force continues its investigation into the killings, following up eight thousand leads.
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Gray


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=None


A suspected drug dealer and convicted felon may have a hard time running from police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


31-year-old Kenny Gray weighs 700 pounds and lives in a double wide mobile home in Bassett.
He was scheduled to face cocaine and gun charges in Roanoke federal court on Wednesday, but never showed up.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says Gray drives a Ford Bronco custom made with a small steering wheel to fit him.
The sheriff says Gray may head to New York, but thinks he's probably holed up in Henry County.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The good news for Democrat Don Beyer is that he's in a statistical dead heat with Jim Gilmore in the race for governor.
The bad news for Beyer is that when voters know more about his campaign promises... a significant number prefer Jim Gilmore.
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VO-NAT


In our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, 45 percent of voters are unsure which candidate's tax cut and spending plan they prefer.
32 percent say they like Gilmore's.
23 percent say they like Beyer's.
But when given more information, 55 percent say they like a plan like the one Gilmore's proposing.
27 percent are still unsure.
And after hearing the details, only 18 percent would pick Beyer's tax cut and spending priorities.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=News 7 Poll


Overall, Virginia voters we polled think the next governor should place a higher priority on cutting taxes than spending more on education and police.
That's by a margin of almost two-to-one. Take HomePage Address Fullscreen
Remember you can get the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J homepage. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.

Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=None


Bus drivers for the Roanoke Valley's public transportation agency are now working under a temporary contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Valley Metro General Manager Kathy Weikel says both management and the union have agreed to extend the terms of the old contract while they continue talks to iron-out a new one.
The most recent contract expired at least three weeks ago.
A joint statement about the status of the talks is expected next week.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


What might the recent big bank mergers mean for your A-T-M fees?
That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And one of the Chincoteague ponies has a new home in Franklin County--and a new "Buddy".
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SOT 12:02:20
IN Q=And it's sort

((AND IT'S SORT OF LIKE HE RECOGNIZED ME, BECAUSE FOR A LITTLE BIT OF TIME HE TRIED TO FOLLOW ME AROUND THE FENCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=the fence.
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...like they'd met somewhere before in another life... sounds like "Misty of Chincoteague." It's the real life version.
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Bank-Fees


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Banking


Big Virginia bank mergers are bad business for bank customers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's the message today from the U-S Public Interest Research Group and the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council.
SUPER=@file;


A new report shows bank profits are way up... but so are fees.
And while Virginia bank fees are "in the middle of the road" nationally, consumer advocates say recent bank acquisitions may change that.
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SOT 11:11:46
IN Q=The logical

((THE LOGICAL RESULT OF HAVING THESE MERGERS IS THAT BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSED, FEES WILL BE RAISED, AND THAT THERE WILL BE FEWER CHOICES FOR CONSUMERS. AND AS THE RESULT OF THE REPORT SHOWS, THE BIGGER THE BANK THE HIGHER THE FEES.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Consumer Advocate;
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OUT Q=the higher the fees.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Banking


Consumer advocates recommend you shop around for cheaper accounts... at smaller community banks and credit unions.
And, they suggest, lobby your lawmakers about A-T-M fees.

Death-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Farming


A letter-writing campaign by farmers to change inheritance tax legislation has ended with limited success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Passage of the balanced budget bill means changes in the total tax exemption farmers are allowed when their family business is passed down from one generation to the next.
Farmers have complained the inheritance tax is a burden and sometimes drives a family out of the business.
New legislation will eventually increase the previous 600-thousand dollar exemption to one-point-three million dollars.
But, some area farmers fear it's too little too late.
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SOT 13.03.33 - 13.03.43
IN Q=For the person

((LINDA BOITNOTT/DAIRY FARMER: FOR THE PERSON THAT'S NEARING RETIREMENT AGE OR MAYBE NEAR TURNING THEIR FARM OVER TO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IT MAY NOT BE AS MUCH TO HELP THEM.))
SUPER=01-Linda Boitnott/Dairy Farmer;
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OUT Q=to help them
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VO-NAT


Boitnott headed local efforts for the letter-writing campaign among farmers in Franklin County.
The goal of the campaign was a two million dollar exemption.
But it will take a while before the limited success is realized.
The new laws won't take effect until 1998 and when they do they'll be phased in over the next 10 years, meaning many farmers won't benefit from them until 2008.
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Terp


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Are Roanoke County Supervisors gambling with taxpayers' money by purchasing land for a new corporate park?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


That's what Hollins Board of Supervisors Candidate Don Terp claims.
He says the proposal to purchase 463 acres of Glenn-Mary Farm needs to be re-evaluated--taking into account what Terp says are the very high- risk and costs involved.
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SOT 10:24:25
IN Q=The Track record

((DON TERP/BOARD SUPERVISORS CANDIDATE: THE TRACK RECORD OF THE COUNTY ISN'T THAT GREAT. WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROJECTS ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY COSTLY AND VERY LITTLE THOUGH IS GIVEN TO COST. I DON'T THINK THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE THERE WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR ))
SUPER=01-Don Terp/(I) Board of Supervisors Candidate
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the value of the dollar
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But Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson disagrees--saying the board has done it research.
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SOT 12:02:28
IN Q=He's just a candidate

((BOB JOHNSON/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: HE'S JUST A CANDIDATE IN SEARCH OF AN ISSUE. THIS IS ABOUT BROADENING THE TAX BASE OF THIS COUNTY. WE'RE LOOKING AT TWO-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY HERE. PROVIDING JOBS FOR TWO TO THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE ))
SUPER=@Johnson;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=to three thousand people
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VO-NAT


Terp is challenging Johnson in the fall election.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street the Dow dropped for the first time this week.
The rest of the market was higher, however, with NASDAQ setting a new record. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Pony


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=nONE


Every little girl's dream came true for 11-year old Erin Murphy.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00 QUICK
SUPER=03-Chincoteague/Yesterday; :06
SUPER=07-Erin Murphy; :21
SUPER=01-Lee Bogle-Murphy/Erin's Mom; 1:14
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=foal and all.


(( She got to mingle with the Ponies on Virginia' Eastern Shore last year.
It's the annual mid-summer swim across Assateague Channel to Chincoteague.
About 65 of the wild ponies were auctioned off today as a means of thinning the herd.
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SOT 12:04:15
IN Q=Whose idea

((Whose idea was it to go to Chincoteague? MINE. Why? I HAVE A VERY BIG LOVE FOR HORSES. I LOVE HORSES. Did you read the book "MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE?" YES I HAVE. I'VE READ "MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE" AND "SEA STAR" AND "STORMY, MISTY'S FOAL." So this was a mission for you to go to Chincoteague?" SORTA. And see it for yourself? SORTA. Never knowing you were going to come home with one. RIGHT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. I'D ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT I WOULDN'T COME HOME WITH ONE, THAT THERE WAS NOT GOING TO BE ANY ANIMALS COMING HOME, BUT WE SORT OF VIOLATED THAT.))
RUNS=:34
OUT Q=violated that.

...violated Dad's edict in a big way.
It wasn't her idea.
The Franklin County girl sort of bonded with "Buddy"- -like they'd met before somewhere, she says.
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SOT 12:05:50
IN Q=So I just

((SO I JUST STARTED CALLING HIM "BUDDY," AND WHEN I SAW HIM AT THE AUCTION I SAID, "MOM, THAT'S 'BUDDY,' ISN'T IT?" SHE GOES, "YEAH, IT IS." AND I GO, "WELL, I HOPE HE GETS A GOOD HOME." AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW SHE'S GOT HER HAND UP IN THE AIR. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in the air.



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SOT 11:55:25
IN Q=I just thought

((I JUST THOUGHT, WELL I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO. SO I WILL. AND I DID. ))
SUPER=
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=and I did.


She's not saying how much the winning bid was, but she says a less attractive colt went for 900 dollars. Some ponies fetch six thousand or more- -and then they're returned to the wild.
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SOT 11:56:55 2ND time
IN Q=It makes

((IT MAKES IT REAL SPECIAL TO ME, BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A CHINCOTEAGUE PONY. OF COURSE, I'VE READ THE BOOKS ABOUT MISTY AND HER FOAL AND ALL.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=foal and all.))
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VO-NAT


For now, Buddy's being boarded at a neighbor's farm- -until the Murphy's prepare a proper pasture.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=sopy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia Tech's Jim Druckenmiller comes to terms with the 49ers, qe will take you to Indy for Busch Pole qualifying, news from the Big East Football media day,
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VO-NAT


as well as the ACC football media day. The Cavs talk about youth and where theyy fit.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#=R-37
GRAPHIC=Indy motor Speedway


Busch Pole Qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway turned into a record breaking event.
SS=Ernie Irvan


And when the speedometer stopped smoking; Ernie Irvan captured the pole.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00


Points leader Jeff Gordon, who has won the past two poles at Indy, had a decent qualifying run, but would fall back to 24th when the first day was done.
Thanks to drivers like Darrell Waltrip. DW put the Western Auto Chevrolet on the pole. Waltrip got out of his Monte Carlo and did the Icky Shuffle in celebration. Dale Jarrett then shuffled DW to the side.; knocked DW off the top spot with a speed of over 177 miles per hour.
But Irvan; with his mother in a hospital in critical condition; mustered the strength to put the Havoline thunderbird on the pole with a speed of 177.736 miles per hour.
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IN Q="They

((ERNIE IRVAN/BRICKYARD POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Brickyard Pole Winner; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...get the pole"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Now here's your first round top 25.
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Waltrip//5. Dale Earnhardt//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-6. Mike Skinner//7. Ricky Rudd//8. Ken Schrader//9. David

Green//10. Rich Bickle//;
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SUPER=0107-11. Robby Gordon//12. Bobby Hamilton//13. Sterling Marlin//14.

Wally Dallenbach//15. Bill Elliott//;
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Grissom//20. Johnny Benson//;
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Gordon//25. Bobby Labonte//;
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S-Druck


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=49ers


The San Francisco 49ers have come to terms with their top draft pick.
SS=Druckenmiller


This morning former Virginia tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller signed a 6 year deal worth over 5 and a half million dollars.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00


Drukenmiller receives a signing bonus of just over 2 million dollars and the signal caller reported to 49ers training camp this morning in Rocklin.
Druck will make 373 thousand this up coming season.
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S-Ravens


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=Ravens


The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting for top draft pick and Florida State all-american linebacker Peter Boulware to arrive.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Westminster, MD; :


His absence means that second round draft pick Jamie Sharper has had a chance to show his stuff to the Raven's coaches.
But the regular season is getting closer and the Ravens need their number one pick in camp.
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IN Q="Right now...

((JAMIE SHARPER/RAVENS LINEBACKER FROM UVA: ))
SUPER=01-Jamie Sharper/Ravens Linebacker From UVA; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...........WITH US."
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Skins training camp


Redskins training camp continues and we wanted to clear up some confusion on the Redskins Fan Appreciation day. Fans can meet the Skins on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH; not the fourth; for those of you heading up to Frostburg, maryland.

S-East


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=Big Eastt football


The Big East held it's annual foottball media day today at the meadowlands. Miami is picked to finish first, followed by Syracuse.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


The Virginia tech Hokies fall in right behind thte ornagemen and are picked to finish third in the conference. West Virginia was voted fourth; then Boston College. Rutgers was picked last.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=ACC


The Atlantic Coast Conference held it's annual football media day this afternoon.
SS=UVA


The Virginia Cavaliers will kick off their 1997 football Season against Auburn.
The Cavaliers defense lost 7 starters to graduation; making this year crucial for young talent and a young team.
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IN Q="We've been...

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVA Head Coach; :
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=........not much experience."
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


But pre season all american candidate Anthony Poindexter says the Cavaliers will not be happy with seven wins this season.
Poindexter believes with a little help from the recruiting class that Virginia can challenge for the A-C-C and a national championship.
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IN Q="We Can do

((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK: ))
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVA Defensive Back; :
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OUT Q=..........IT TAKES."
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NEWSCAST=6
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That's News 7 at Six. Coming up later tonight, we will have an update on the possible Teamsters walkout against U-P-S. The strike deadline is midnight. That story and more coming up on News 7 at 11.