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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

With U-P-S on strike, everybody's turning to the Post Office... so News-7's Eric Earnhart did to... to see how the Postal Service is faring during the strike.
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VO-NAT


And another round of accusations against Attorney Gil Davis from former client Ramona Hines. Ellen Qualls talked to her today.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Wrath is set to close out its inaugural soccer season.
PH is in the spotlight as our preseason high school football previews continue.
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VO-NAT eng#


And, Steve Mason hooks up PGA pro Chip Sullivan today as he returns to his roots at Hanging Rock.
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TALENT=Robin
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Only isolated showers on the radar screen today. A case of the muggies will attack tomorrow.

UPS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The Teamsters strike against UPS is in its second week, with no end in sight.
While workers walk the picket lines, the U.S. Postal Service is picking up the pieces, thousands of them.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart spent some time inside the main plant of the Roanoke post office. Eric, what's it like in there?
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
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Rollcue: ...an important opportunity.
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IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Keith Lynn/Postal Worker; :24
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster; :41
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=get more customers.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave



Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The children of a Danville woman shot near her home yesterday say they have no idea who would want to hurt their mother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


47-year-old Mary Elizabeth Martin is in critical condition; she was shot in the head and relatives say she has lost her vision in one eye.
Martin stopped her van just down the street from her house last night to check a flat tire.
Her 7-year-old son Daniel was in the van.
Police say as Martin stepped out of the vehicle, a man came up behind her and shot her several times in the head, then shot Daniel in the ankle.
Daniel has been treated and released from the hospital.
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SOT 11:43:19
IN Q=My little brother

((MARRON WOODS/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: MY LITTLE BROTHER, HE'S SO HYSTERICAL. THEY DON'T REALLY WANT ANYBODY PRESSURING HIM BECAUSE HE AIN'T BUT 7 SO WE CAN'T REALLY TALK TO HIM BUT WHATEVER HE TELLS US OR HE FEELS LIKE TELLING US, WE'LL ALWAYS LISTEN TO HIM.))
SUPER=01-Marron Woods/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=listen to him
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VO-NAT


Police have no motive in the case.
The shooting occurred on Campbell Street in Danville.
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Clerk-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A reward is being offered for information in the shooting of a Campbell County store clerk over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


28- year- old Matthew Longerbeam was shot in the head during a robbery attempt at Foster Fuels on Route 29.
He's expected to recover, but friends and co- workers want his attacker behind bars.
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SOT 6:09:39
IN Q=That fool that

((WATT FOSTER/STORE OWNER: THAT FOOL THAT SHOT HIM IS JUST A STUPID IDIOT, HE'S GOING DOWN HARD AND FOR A LONG TIME. MATT'S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.))
SUPER=01-Watt Foster/Store Owner; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to be alive.
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VO-NAT


One suspect, 18- year- old Derek Smith, was arrested this morning.
Police are still searching for 20- year- old Rodney Keith Holland.
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SOT 5:32:12
IN Q=And I would

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: AND I WOULD JUST TELL MR. HOLLAND IF HE BECOMES AWARE OF THE FACT THAT HE'S WANTED, THE BEST THING HE CAN DO IS GO TURN HIMSELF IN, EITHER HERE OR IN LYNCHBURG.))
SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=or in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT


Anyone with information should contact the Campbell County sheriff's department.
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Hines-Davis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Gil Davis


If he wasn't representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the President, this might NOT be a story.
But now, un-successful Virginia attorney general candidate Gil Davis is facing additional allegations from a Pittsylvania County woman. She says she's got a videotape that will ruin his life.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Newsroom


Ellen Qualls is in the newsroom.
We've seen one videotape Ramona Hines shot showing Davis drinking and talking about Hines posing for Playboy magazine.
There's more?
Live=Ellen Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Ellen1;


Keith, we reported in June that Ramona Hines had filed a complaint against Davis with the Virginia State Bar alleging unethical behavior.
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IN Q=Now, Davis
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Penhook; :18
SUPER=07-Ramona Hines; :26
RUNS=:47
OUT Q=get for this.


(( Now, Davis has responded to her complaint, alleging among other things, that he NEVER met with Mrs. Hines alone.
Hines's estranged husband was present on the last videotape we saw... and a fellow attorney was with them at what he alleges was a business meeting on another tape she's publicly aired.
But Hines is alleging there was another night in 1994, another taping--
She alleges that she is alone with him and both are intoxicated.
sot tape ONE 01:49:12

((I DON'T KNOW THAT--MAYBE HE HAS FORGOTTEN IT. MAYBE HE HAD A BLACKOUT AND FORGOT THAT IT WAS EVER MADE. OR I DON'T KNOW IF MAYBE BECAUSE IT'S SO VULGAR THAT I WOULD EVEN RELEASE IT.))
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And Hines does NOT deny part of her motive.
sot tape TWO 01:55:02

((WE COULD NOT RULE OUT ANY MONETARY GAIN THAT WE MIGHT GET FOR THIS.))
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Live=Ellen Full/Newsroom


Gil Davis declined to return our calls.
But an attorney in his firm, Bill Stanley, says he can't vouch for what Hines may or may NOT have on a videotape, but that her allegations seem "absolutely ridiculous" and that she's playing the "same opportunistic angle" she did before.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Newsroom


Stanley says Mr. Davis has been "very nice" NOT to sue Hines before for defamation, but his patience may be running out.
(Keith question: Why has she NOT come forward with this alleged tape before?)


She says she wanted to hear his responses to her complaints to the State Bar before revealing her alleged proof.
In those allegations, she alleges he exposed his boxer shorts to her and made sexual advances, among other things.
The Bar has sent her a letter indicating it is still actively investigating.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A tobacco showdown right in our backyard. Coming up on News 7 at Six, we'll tell you how the latest legal skirmish is being played out in an old courthouse, with a sense of history but NO air conditioning.
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VO-NAT

and as White House correspondent she follows the President's every move... 30 years ago Ann Compton was cutting her journalistic teeth here at W-D-B-J.
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Compton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Ann Compton


Network news correspondent Ann Compton says everything she ever needed to know about covering politics she learned right here in Virginia.
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SOT
IN Q=On the 30th
RUNS=2:29
OUT Q=at the Capitol.


(( On the 30th anniversary of her start here at Channel 7, we've produced a two-part retrospective on the woman who is now ABC's White House correspondent.
Ann Compton became an intern reporter at W-D-B-J in 1967 while a student at Hollins College. NAT - -with Ray Garland
Even the politicians looked young.
One of her earliest assignments was to cover a robbery at the Bank of Salem.
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(( ))
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OUT Q=Mr. Anders, the manager.



NAT SOT "Cinderella"


Compton herself calls it a Cinderella career- -complete with fairy godmother.
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SOT #11 1:34:45
IN Q=

((TODAY CROWDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE SWARMED UP TO THE TOP OF MILL MOUNTAIN WHERE THEY WATCHED A SPECTACLE OF FUN AND EXCITEMENT.))
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OUT Q=



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SOT #16 43:50
IN Q=

((THIS IS ANN COMPTON- -ALONG WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE MOST OF ROANOKE, WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


WDBJ hired her full-time in 1968- -the station's first female news reporter.
She quickly developed an interest in politics.
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SOT #15 1:30
IN Q=

((WITH THE ELECTION FIVE DAYS AWAY.... ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=


She covered the Capitol for us- -creating WDBJ's first full-time Richmond news bureau.
NAT SOT #95 39:00 "It's going to be the most explosive issue...."
RUNS=:03


She felt strongly that we should cover the National Democratic convention in Miami Beach in '72, but station management wasn't convinced.
Compton took vacation and paid her own way to Florida.
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SOT #95 11:48:35
IN Q=

((NATIONAL POLITICAL CONVENTIONS ARE INCREDIBLE THINGS, BUT THEY ARE NEVER QUITE AS INCREDIBLE ON TELEVISION AS THEY ARE RIGHT HERE ON THE CONVENTION FLOOR.))
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OUT Q=


When she got back- -WITH THE STORY- -on her own time, Station Management paid her expenses. NAT- -Spong coming out
She tracked down Senator Bill Spong at an AFL-CIO Convention in Norfolk.
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SOT
IN Q=

((ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK THE MCGOVERN CANDIDACY IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL TO YOU.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=


Spong was defeated along with McGovern.
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SOT Richmond FEED
IN Q=

((TO ALL THOSE WHO SUFFERED THROUGH MY EARLY YEARS AND WHEN I WAS LEARNING THE BUSINESS//
RUNS=:05

IT MEANS A LOT, BECAUSE THE WAY I COVERED AND LEARNED TO COVER VIRGINIA POLITICS IS EXACTLY THE WAY I COVER THE WHITE HOUSE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=
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SOT #109 11:00
IN Q=

((AS FOR THE OTHER ELECTIONS OF 1973.... ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=


In the midst of covering the General Assembly session of 1973, ABC news called and asked her if she'd be interested in interviewing for a job.
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SOT speech tape #1 8:34
IN Q=

((AND I SAID THE LEGISLATURE IS IN SESSION. I DON'T HAVE TIME. I'LL CALL YOU BACK IN A MONTH.))
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OUT Q=


ABC called back in March, eventually offering her a job in New York.
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SOT #109 47:20
IN Q=

((...ANN COMPTON, CHANNEL 7 NEWS AT THE CAPITOL.))
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OUT Q=at the Capitol.))


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Tuesday-Compton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/July 29


Annie at the White House Our retrospective resumes Tuesday at the White House.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tomorrow night, Compton talks about her most memorable moments and how times have changed since she left W-D-B-J 24 years ago.
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Stocks


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

Stocks finished mixed today after Friday's big losses. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Republican Gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore is taking on the role of crime fighter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;

During a visit to Craig County Gilmore today released a 21 point anti crime plan--including tough restrictions on parolees who move to Virginia from out of state.
Gilmore stopped by several businesses in New Castle and encouraged his supporters to take an active role in the campaign.
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SOT 04:54:24
IN Q=It was important for me

((JIM GILMORE/GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO COME TO CRAIG COUNTY TODAY TO NEWCASTLE AND LET PEOPLE KNOW IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE THAT WE ARE BEHIND THEM AND WE ARE WITH THEM AND THAT THEY HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=future of virginia
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VO-NAT


Gilmore is on a four day tour of the region, with stops scheduled in Radford, Smith County, Blacksburg, Bluefield, Lebanon, Hillsville, and Dickenson County.
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FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The sleepy resort town of Warm Springs is in the media spotlight this week.
The Bath County Courthouse is the site of a tobacco showdown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Appellate court justices heard arguments in the case of the tobacco industry versus the United States Food and Drug Administration.
It was first come, first serve for reporters covering the trial, so one media organization paid locals to camp out on the steps of the small courthouse and reserve a place in the line for courtroom passes.
100 parking spaces were allotted for the media, but the frenzy was more controlled than expected.
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SOT 8:14:09
IN Q=We thought

((SHERIFF TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO.:WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT HAVE A HUNDRED OR MORE BUT I DON'T THINK THAT MANY SHOWED UP SO IT WENT REAL GOOD. I THINK IT PROMOTED THE COUNTY ALSO AND WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL. IT WENT REAL WELL))
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=real well.
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VO-NAT


The hot weather is also a problem for the case, because the courthouse has no central air conditioning.
In order to beat the heat, lawyers started filing in at 7:45 this morning for the 9:30 start.
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Sports Tease


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


Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll check in with Chip Sullivan who was getting back into the swing of things today at hanging Rock.
Plus, the Wrath plays its season finale tonight,
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VO-NAT eng#


and our preseason high school football reports continue as we check in with the Patrick Henry Patriots and their first year head coach.
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S-Chip


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan


PGA Rookie Chip Sullivan was back at hanging rock today, competing in the Coca-Cola Shriners Mid-Atlantic Pro am.
He fired a 2 under 70 for the early lead. Steve Mason gets us up todatte on his day and his career.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/PGA Rookie; :
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OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
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(( Despite teeing off for only the second time this year at Hanging Rock; Chip Sullivan felt right at home. ((CHIP:)) ((NAT SOUND))
Visiting with old friends and including Roanoke's future golfers in his round turned out to be a perfect combination. ((CHIP)) ((NAT SOUND)) Chips earnings might not be Tiger like but his driving game is definitell in the Woods area. Sullivan is currently among the PGA's top 10 in driving distance. His 320 yard blasts on the par five's and four's at Hanging Rock is common for chip; but now he's dangerously more accurate and more consistent; making him a contender for the 25 thousand dollar long drive championship at season's end. ((:))
Sullivan's handled the mental pressure of competing in 20 tour events well. he's made the cut 7 times for about 25 thousand dollars in winnings. Chips' always hard on himself and was not satisfied with his two under par 70 in the mid At;antic Pro Am. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ))

S-PH


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=FFE


The Friday Football Extra season opening special is coming up on Friday night August 22nd, but for now we continue our tour of area teams this preseason with

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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00

with a look at the Patrick Henry Patriots. PH has a strong contingent of returning players back off last year's team that just missed the playoffs, plus a new head coach in Jeff Johnson.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm enjoying it...

((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...READY TO GO."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Johnson has been at PH as an assistant since 1986, and before that he was the head coach at Natural Bridge.
This preseason he likes what he's seen, so far.
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SOT
IN Q="The increase...

((JEFF JOHNSON:))
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OUT Q=...hopefully we will."
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S-Collins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The NFL says it is looking into hit that broke the jaw of Carolina Panthers' quarterback Kerry Collins on Saturday night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Saturday; :00


Denver linebacker Bill Romanowski blindsided Collins during their preseason game Saturday night.
The league wants to see if the hit was legal. In other words did Romanowski use his helmet as a weapon.
If so he could be fined.
Collins is expected to be sidelined five to six weeks.
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S-Wrath


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-15
GRAPHIC=Wrath

Since this is the final story; it's only appropriate to end on a finale.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Roanoke Wrath plays it's final game of the season tonight at Victory Stadium at 7:30 against the Wilmington Hammerheads. If the Wrath beats the USISL pro team; it would complete a perfect 13 and OH season. The Wrath has already beaten Wilmington once this season.
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((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN/WRATH PLAYER-COACH:))
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#Promo


In 1994, three Floyd County cows were diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis.
As a result, Virginia Beef was no longer certified "T-B- Free"
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with an update.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, just a few weeks ago, the United States Department of Agriculture re-certified Virginia cattle-- it is now considered tuberculosis free.
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VO-NAT


That makes shipping cattle over state lines easier and cheaper for Virginia Cattle producers.
Veterinary Scientists at Virginia Tech constantly monitor their beef herd for tuberculosis, in the same way doctors test humans for TB.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (Keith ad lib byes) Talent=Keith