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News-head

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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A fraternity pledge's death stuns students at a Louisiana college.
A Grayson County murder suspect will stay behind bars as he awaits his trial.
And we'll mark 30 years of public television in the Roanoke Valley.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Newsbreak


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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Good Evening.
A Louisiana State University student apparently died of acute alcohol poisoning at a fraternity.
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That's the word from a coroner who found the student's blood-alcohol level at nearly six times the legal limit. L-S-U's chancellor says apparently no one was forced to drink.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;


One of the men charged in the murder and decapitation of a man in Grayson county will stay behind bars. A judge today denied bond for Emmett Cressell.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Plus celebrating 30 years of public broadcasting in the Roanoke Valley.
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ANCHOR=Jean

Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A judge today denied bond for one of two suspects charged with the burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


36- year old Emmett Cressell (CRESS-ULL), Junior will remain behind bars for his alleged role in the murder of Garnett Johnson.
Cressell's attorney argued that his client is not a threat to society.
But prosecutors pointed to Cressell's record.
The 36- year old was free on bond for malicious wounding at the time of Johnson's murder.
Several of the victim's family members attended today's hearing.
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((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:I FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT OUR FAMILY SHOW OUR SUPPORT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO US AND THE COMMUNITY THAT MR. CRESSELL NOT BE RELEASED AND I WAS GRATEFUL THAT HE DID NOT RECEIVE BOND. ))
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VO-NAT


There's a report out that Cressell will help the prosecution with its case.
NEWS 7 spoke to a source close to the case who says the two sides have been talking but that nothing "is in stone".
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Prison-search


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=None


They wrapped up the excavation at a state prison Camp in Pulaski County without finding any signs of the warden's wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Week


A team of forensic experts, about 30 search dogs and police spent three days last week digging behind the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
They were searching for the remains of Carol Smith, the wife of WARDEN David L. Smith. Carol Smith disappeared more than three years ago.
The search apparently turned up nothing.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


State police confirmed that they wrapped up the operation at the prison camp late Friday, but won't say any more about it.

Stanley


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Stanley, Dee


A Franklin County man accused of shooting his son will go to jail for six months for a lesser crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co;


Moonshiner William "Dee" Stanley has been sentenced to report to jail September 15th.
He plead guilty today to owning a gun after being convicted of a felony in exchange for dropping the malicious wounding charges.
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SOT 1:34:16:22
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:THE MAXIMUM HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN WAS FIVE YEARS AND HE PLEAD GUILTY TO THE CHARGE AND TOOK THREE YEARS, TWO AND A HALF OF THAT WAS SUSPENDED))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-April;


Scott Stanley was shot in the stomach in February of last year following an altercation with his father.
The case was dismissed in April because the victim could not remember if his father had shot him or not.
Scott Stanley says his memory was clouded by drugs and alcohol the night of the shooting.
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Alcohol-death


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A drinking binge at a Lousiania State University fraternity party killed one student, and hospitalized three others.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;


It happened at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house early this morning.
According to the coroner, fraternity pledge Benjamin Wynne had a blood alcohol level of point-five-eight-eight, almost six times the legal point of intoxication.
The incident stunned the LSU campus.
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((ALEX MOLLERE/LSU STUDENT; I THINK EVERYBODY JUST FEELS REAL REAL BAD ABOUT IT, AND IT JUST MAKES EVERYBODY THAT MUCH MORE AWARE. 20:06:19 DAN ROSENQUIST/LSU STUDENT; I THINK IT'S SAD, IT'S TERRIBLE, THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER COME TO THAT. ))
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VO-NAT


Other fraternity members aren't commenting on the incident.
University officials say the party was part of the celebration of fraternity pledge week, but there's no evidence anyone was forced to drink in a hazing ritual.
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Mir


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Things are improving again on the Russian Space station Mir
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VO-NAT


Mission control says the station is getting closer to full power.
NASA has been criticized for leaving astronaut Michael Foale on board the crippled station.
But Foale's wife says she's not worried.
Rhonda Foale says she knows he's alright, because she often hears him laughing in the background during radio transmissions.
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((RHONDA FOALE; HE'S, YOU KNOW, BROUGHT HUMOR TO EVERYTHING AND ALSO HANDLING THE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS REALLY WELL AND THE RUSSIANS HAVE TOLD ME THEY'RE REALLY PROUD OF HIM TOO. WE'RE REAL POSITIVE ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE UP THERE AND IT'S DOING A LOT OF GOOD FOR THE PROGRAM TOO.))
SUPER=07-Rhonda Foale;
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Mrs. Foale says she believes the on-going cooperation between Americans and Russians is more important the station's scientific mission.
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Still to come, we'll see how new laws are trying to help victims of domestic abuse,
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and we'll see what's changed as public television in the valley turns thirty.
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Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Federal, state and local officials are working side by side-- hoping to figure out what caused last week's massive chemical fire in Smyth County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Thursday;


The "Marley Mouldings" warehouse in Atkins caught fire Wednesday sending a cloud of black smoke into the air for several miles.
The fire burned for about two days before it was put out using a special foam that smothered the blaze.
Today sheriff's officials, state police and agents with the bureau of alcohol, firearms and tobacco continued to search for a cause.
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((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IN A FIRE THIS MASSIVE WE NEED TO POOL OUR RESOURCES AND DO THE BEST JOB WE CAN, OF COURSE, STATE POLICE, FEDERAL AGENCIES, HAVE LONGER ARMS THAN WE HAVE HERE IN THE COUNTY, THEY'RE A TREMENDOUS HELP TO US. ))
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VO-NAT


Officials estimate damage to the building at more than a million dollars.
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Two-Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Why Does She Stay?


This week we're exploring the issue of domestic violence, particularly WHY victims find it difficult to leave their abuser.
Now that the General Assembly has stepped in with new LAWS to protect them, there is new HOPE for victims trying to re- build their lives. Take Full Screen Kimberly McBroom has more in the second part of our series, "Why Does She Stay?"
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(( Sherri Songer wasn't bound by marriage, but still lived with her abusive boyfriend for 10 years.
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((SHERRI SONGER: THEN IT REACHED A CERTAIN POINT WHERE IT WAS AS IF HE DIDN'T CARE IF ANYONE KNEW HOW HE BEHAVED, AND SO THAT'S WHERE THE BLACK EYES AND THE BUSTED NOSE AND BROKEN BONES CAME INTO PLAY. ))
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Songer came to the Salvation Army's Turning Point Shelter a year ago, and now works there.
She has three children with her ex- boyfriend, and says it was her concern over THEIR future that finally sent her packing.
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((SHERRI SONGER: I HAVE A SON AND I COULDN'T IMAGINE HIM GROWING UP TO THINK IT WAS OKAY TO ABUSE WOMEN AND TO SAY THE THINGS TO WOMEN THAT HAVE BEEN SAID TO ME. I HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, AND I JUST COULDN'T IMAGINE BEING A MOTHER AND MY DAUGHTER GOING THROUGH WHAT I HAD GONE THROUGH. ))
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Songer still has to deal with her ex in-directly in a battle over custody.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Philip Trompeter says half of the cases he hears are related to domestic violence.
Trompeter says children are often caught in the crossfire.
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((HON. PHILIP TROMPETER/ROANOKE CO. J. & D. RELATIONS COURT: IT'S UP TO THE COURT TO FASHION ORDERS IN THOSE KINDS OF CASES THAT WILL PROTECT THE CHILDREN AND MAKE SURE THAT HOPEFULLY, THEY CAN HAVE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT PARENT, WHO IS THE ABUSER. ))
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STANDUP HERE
With the passage of the new domestic violence law July first, there's now more legal protection for victims.
Not only are police more likely to make an arrest, but the courts can now issue EIGHT different types of protective orders ranging from child to spousal abuse.
But Judge Trompeter says the laws are only as strong as their enforcement and the willingness of the victim to get help. end stand up

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((HON. PHILIP TROMPETER:ROANOKE CO. J & D RELATIONS COURT: IF THERE'S A WEAK LINK IN ANY OF THESE AREAS, THEN DESPITE THESE GOOD LAWS, WE COULD CERTAINLY FIND THERE WILL BE SITUATIONS WHERE IT MAY NOT WORK. SO, ONLY TIME WILL TELL. ))
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Meanwhile, Sherri Songer is still looking over her shoulder...and has a protective order against her abuser.
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((SHERRI SONGER: IT IS A STRUGGLE EVERY SINGLE DAY BUT THE STRUGGLE'S WELL WORTH THE PEACE AND THE SAFETY THAT MY CHILDREN ARE PROVIDED WITH NOW. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

WBRA


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Public television station in our area is celebrating a milestone.
It's been 30 years since WBRA signed on the air and in those three decades, the station that Big Bird built has done a lot of growing up
Andrew Freiden reports.
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((30 years ago, 17 school systems in Virginia came up with enough money to start up WBRA.
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((DANA COX/WBRA GENERAL MANAGER: WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY HAVE THE BLUE RIDGE EDUCATIONAL TV ASSOCIATION TO PROGRAM PROGRAMS OR LESSONS AND HAVE THEM DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A STATE WIDE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. ))
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Barbara Landon was one of the first instructors hired at the station.
She taught geography ON-AIR, by reading and sometimes even pointing to illustrations in textbooks.
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((BARBARA LANDON: AND WHEN THE FIRST COMPUTER CAME IN, THE THEN GENERAL MANAGER SAID WELL THAT THING WILL GROW COBWEBS, CAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET AROUND TO USING IT. AND NOW EVERY OFFICE HAS A COMPUTER. ))
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Back In 1967, Barbara and her colleagues weren't sure if non-commercial TV would succeed-- so they worked hard to get private donations.
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((BARBARA LOGAN/WBRA TELEVISION: THE FIRST ONES OF US WHO CAME IN SORT OF HAD A MISSION, AND WE WERE DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF GOING OUT AND TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT IS PUBLIC TV. BUT FORTUNATELY, SESAME STREET CAME ALONG, AND WE WOULD TELL PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, BIG BIRD? ))
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Over the years, the station has grown from just children's shows to shows for grown ups--
Like the nationally syndicated cookin' cheap, produced here at WBRA's Roanoke studios.
The station is experiencing some growing pains-- it's trying to raise enough money to switch to a digital signal.
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((BARBARA LOGAN/WBRA TELEVISION: PROBABLY IT'S GOING TO COST 10-12 MILLION DOLLARS))
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Stay tuned-- this fall, WBRA is bringing Titanic's explorer to town-- to help kick off the big fund drive.
Barbara doesn't want you to worry though, WBRA is not a sinking ship. It's been sailing smoothly in the black for 30 years.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC= Gilmore, Jim


The "Deputy's Bill of Rights" issue is the latest flashpoint in Virginia's race for governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Republican Jim Gilmore told the Virginia Sheriff's Association he favors the idea, which would protect deputies from getting fired for political reasons.
Gilmore accuses Democrat Don Beyer of flip flopping on it.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: ASTOUNDINGLY AT THE F-O-P DEBATE HE SAID I'M FOR THE DEPUTY'S BILL OF RIGHTS. AND WHEN I ASKED HIM, HOW CAN YOU CHANGE ON A DIME LIKE THAT? HOW CAN YOU JUST SWITCH POSITIONS DEPENDING UPON WHAT GROUP YOU'RE TALKING TO? HE SAID OH WELL WE ALL CHANGE. YOU CHANGE, I CHANGE, WE'RE ALL CHANGING. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ARE CONSISTENT, WE ARE DECISIVE, AND WE ARE NOT SWITCHING DEPENDING ON WHAT GROUP WE'RE TALKING TO.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Beyer's camp says he decided to back the proposal after watching the Allen administration lay off state employees in a political manner.

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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


When we return, local animal control officers try to tackle a big stink,
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and we'll see what one Congressman is doing to keep poker chips out of your computer chips.
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Skunks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=None


Young skunks are leaving home this season...
and are on the prowl in South Boston backyards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Sick over the smell, neighbors have searched for help.
Animal Control Officer Terry Farris has tried to lure them in with dog food.
Neighbors say skunks have even infested the American Legion building.
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((C.E.D. HAILEY/RESIDENT: I RECKON THE MOTHER SKUNK HAD HAD THE YOUNG ONES UNDER THE BUILDING. EVERY NOW AND THEN WHEN THEY HAD TO URINATE IT WOULD STINK THE WHOLE HALL AND CANTEEN UP AGAIN. SO WE HAVE TO OPEN ALL THE WINDOWS AND TURN ON THE FAN AND EVERYTHING ELSE.))
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VO-NAT


The town uses three skunk traps, and Animal Control says three more are on the way.
But residents say they've been hearing that for years.
In the meantime, removing brush piles, open trash, and pet food from backyards can help keep the skunks at bay.
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Internet-Gambling


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Internet


Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants to keep gambling out of your house
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Next week, Goodlatte will introduce a bill banning internet gambling.
He says the bill will keep gambling out of states that have outlawed other forms of casino gambling.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R)- SIXTH DISTRICT GAMBLING IS NOT SPEECH AND HAS NEVER BEEN HELD TO BE SPEECH BY THE SUPREME COURT SO SINCE IT'S BEEN HEAVILY REGULATED AND IN FACT PROHIBITED IN THE STATES, AND BY PREVIOUS FEDERAL LEGISLATION, IT IS CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW AGAINST THE LAW TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSTATE GAMBLING, THEREFORE THIS LEGISLATION, WE ARE CONFIDENT, WILL HOLD UP TO THE SAME TEST.))
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Goodlatte says the F-B-I could use sting operations enforce the law.
People operating gambling websites outside the United States will be extradited for trial and face a maximum 4 year sentence.
People caught using gambling sites illegally would face a maximum six month sentence.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-15
GRAPHIC=none
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SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI; :00


Packers great Reggie White is coming to your grocery store on a Campbell's soup can.
White will grace the label of 50 million Chunky soup cans for charity.
For every tackle he makes this year, Campbell is donating 20 thousand cans of soup to food banks, and 50 thousand cans for every sack.
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S-Floyd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=LADY BUFFS


Floyd County was in the spotlight last night as the school's traditionally strong girl's hoops program opened its two night Lady Buff Classic.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Floyd/Blacksburg vs. Fieldale Coll.; :00


In the opening game of the night Blacksburg took on Fieldale Collinsville.
The Indians were ready to roll in this one as Casey Beamer dishes the pill to Karly Geller for the easy two as the Indians led by 12.
The Cavs would attempt to battle back as Donna Mabry knocks the ball loose. She gets the steal and the basket.
But Blacksburg would control the game throughout as Sarah Hobeika get the hoop to lead the Indians to the 55-to-33 win.
SUPER=04-Patrick Co. vs. Floyd Co.;


In the nightcap, the Lady Buffs would tangle with the Patrick County Cougars. Floyd's Julie Sowers would dominate the game inside with an impressive 31 point and 10 rebound effort last night.
Allison Brammer hits this three for Patrick County to get the Cougars within four points.
But Floyd was too much. Lara Proffitt nails the turnaround at the buzzer as Floyd pulls away to record the 90-to-59 win.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold logo


The final night of the tourney is this Thursday night.

S-Iverson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7=19
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA's reigning rookie of the year learned a valuable lesson yesterday - your actions do have consequences.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New Kent; :00


Allen Iverson, the 76ers point guard was sentenced to three years probation after pleading no-contest to charges of carrying a concealed weapon.
The 22 year old Hampton native was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding on Interstate 64 outside of Richmond earlier this month.
He also was charged with possesion of marijuana, but that charge was dropped as part of yesterday's plea bargain.
Iverson must perform 100 hours of community service and undergo monthly drug testing for 2 years.
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S-Greene


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=49ERS


The San Francisco 49ers got kicked around by the Panthers last season, but last night they took a big step toward getting a little revenge.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January 5th; :00


Two days after he was cut by Carolina, Kevin Greene has signed a six year deal with the 49ers worth $13 million dollars.
If he plays out the contract he will be 41 when he quits.
Mark your calendars, the Niners will be in Charlotte September 29th for a Monday night date.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00


In one other Panther note, Monday the team cut former Hokie Waverly Jackson, who has been impressive in the preseason.
Yesterday Carolina re-signed Jackson and placed him on the team's practice squad where he will draw a paycheck all season.
SUPER=03-Frostburg. MD;


As will former Ferrum star Jim Kitts, who was reclaimed by the Redskins to spend the season on their practice squad.
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S-Harper


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


Michael Westbrook's apology to the fans in Washington Monday won't be enough to get him his starting job back for the team's opener this Sunday night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last Month; :00


Head coach Norv Turner hasn't officially named his lineup, but a number of players say veteran Alvin Harper will start in Westbrook's place and team up with Henry Ellerd.
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S-Yanks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=YANKEES


The New York Yankees rapped out 22 hits and ranked up 18 runs today as they hammered the A's 18-to-2.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Yankees vs. A's; :00


Tino Martinez was of course in the middle of all the excitement as he lashed this three run homer to right field. It's his 41st homer of the season.
But second baseman Rey Sanchez was the man. He had four hits and the
defensive play of the day. Look at the behind the SUPER=35-New

York/18/Oakland/2; back toss to Derek Jeter for the out.
Yanks 18 - A's 2.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


More football is on the way as we check in with the Covington Cougars, and Steve Mason who spent today hanging out the with Hokies.
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go to break

S-Covington


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


The countdown to the opening night of the football season continues tonight along with our preseason previews.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Covington; :00


Tonight we're in Covington where the Cougars have a new coach as longtime assistant Brad Morton replaces John Woodzell.
Morton inherits an outstanding group of seniors.
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((BRAD MORTON/COVINGTON HEAD COACH:)) ((COURTNEY WOODING/COVINGTON SENIOR LINEMAN:))
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SUPER=01-Courtney Wooding/Covington Senior Lineman; :18
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VO-NAT CON'T


The Cougars have always been known for their for speed, but this year it's their size that should cause some problems in the Pioneer.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-30
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech's quest to earn a fifth straight bowl bid begins this Saturday in Piscataway, New Jersey.
And Steve Mason says the youngest starting team in Frank Beamer's tenure in Blacksburg will be facing a fired up Rutgers squad.
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SUPER=01-Michael Stuewe/Virginia Tech Split End; :24
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Dylan-Pope


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Folk-rock legend Bob Dylan will sing for Pope John Paul the Second next month-
Organizers say the 1960s counter-culture idol will be among several singers to perform at a youth rally-
It's part of a Catholic Eucharistic Congress the pope is due to close.
The pope is expected to spend about 90 minutes at the rally September 27, and address the young people attending the conference.
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He reportedly will stay a little longer to hear at least a little of Dylan's music.
Some of Dylan's greatest hits include "Knocking On Heaven's Door and "Like a Rolling Stone."
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