23:00-01

Diana-Crash

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Princess Diana is in a Paris hospital tonight, after she was seriously injured in a car accident.
Diana's boyfriend, Egyptian millionaire Dodi Fayed was killed along with one other person in the car.
Adam Raphael has the latest.
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SUPER=03-Paris;
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News 7 will keep you updated on the latest information about the accident as we find out more.

Teamsters


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


Former President Jimmy Carter has been asked to moniter the new Teamsters election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Candidate James Hoffa says he asked Carter to step in and moniter the new election.
Carter, known for his work with Habitat For Humanity, has overseen elctions in Bosnia, South Africa, And Haiti.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Last year the Teamsters elected president Ron Carey, but that election was thrown out because of alleged fund raising abuses by Carey's campaign.

Football-Death


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=none


Classmates of 14 year old Kevin V. Compton of Salem are mourning his death.
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VO-NAT


Compton, a member of the Salem High School Football team, was found dead in his sleep yesterday morning at his home.
The cause of death has not been determined.
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SOT 14:08:42
IN Q=He was a very

((TED SPRADLING/KEVIN'S GRANDFATHER: HE WAS A VERY CARING PERSON, HE THOUGHT OF OTHER PEOPLE MUCH BEFORE HE THOUGHT OF HIMSELF,. HE WAS HONEST AND LOVED HIS HOME AND LOVED HIS CHURCH. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF HIS YOUTH GROUP, AND JUST A FINE YOUNG MAN.))
SUPER=01-Ted Spradling/Kevin's Grandfather; :
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=a fine young man.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


An autopsy has turned up inconclusive-- though the medical examiner is awaiting more test results.
Foul play is NOT suspected.
Compton's grandfather says the boy did practice football Thursday night-- though he didn't have any difficulty with practice.


VMI-Visitors


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-49
GRAPHIC=VMI


A smooth transition so far--
That's how VMI is assessing the historic integration of women within the corps.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington; :


Today, the military school's Board of Visitors met, the first public meeting of the academic year.
Superintendent Bunting praised the cadets.
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SOT 08:53:40
IN Q=There is no question

((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THE CHARACTER OF THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO HAVE JOINED VMI IS THE SAME AS THAT OF OUR YOUNG MEN. IT'S MAJOR ELEMENT IS DETERMINATION, IT'S PRINCIPAL IS HONOR AND HONORABLE BEHAVIOUR. IT'S ULTIMATE AIM IS A VMI DIPLOMA AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR. ))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=WHAT IT STANDS FOR.
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VO-NAT


So far, two females and 26 males have left the rat line-- a rate of attrition that VMI predicted.
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Central-Fidelity


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-56
GRAPHIC=Central Fidelity


Central Fidelity bank has been promoting free checking through the year 2000 for a while now.
But, with last month's announcement of a takeover, some customers are wondering if the offer still stands.
After some initial confusion, Len Besthoff reports Central Fidelity is planning to honor the free checking offer.
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IN Q=Free checking
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/File Tape; :07
SUPER=07-Kathleen Finucane; :31
SUPER=@Len1; :46
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( Free checking through the year 2000!
The pitch has helped Central Fidelity land new accounts.
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SOT 13:16:39
IN Q=I think

((JOHN THOMPSON/CENTRAL FIDELITY CUSTOMER: I THINK IT'S BETTER THAN HAVING TO PAY FOR IT.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=pay for it.


But now that Central Fidelity is being taken over by Wachovia of North Carolina, some customers have wondered if it can keep its free checking promise.
The bank's public relations office told us it couldn't make any guarantees.
Yet as recently as this Wednesday, Central Fidelity was still pitching free checking through the year 2000.
The only people who knew it wasn't guaranteed were the ones who asked.
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SOT 10:27:33
IN Q=She explained

((KATHLEEN FINUCANE: SHE EXPLAINED TO ME HOW THE FREE CHECKING WORKED AND THE FEES, ET CETERA, AND I ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND THEN I ASKED HER WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY WACHOVIA, AND SHE SAID THAT, THEY REALLY DON'T KNOW.))
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OUT Q=don't know.
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SOT 13:05:29
IN Q=But since

(( But since this interview we received a call from Central Fidelity's C-E-O, who wanted to correct his bank's earlier comment.
Lewis Miller stated, that WITHOUT QUESTION, the bank WILL honor all free checking accounts through the year 2000. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=year 2000.


Miller explained that doing this was one of the first decisions made following the merger announcement.
He says sometimes the people in the branches and the public relations office don't know everything that's going on in a company when it's involved in a complicated merger.
Len Besthoff, News-7.)) Roll
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Monserrat


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


The volcano is awake again on the island of Monserrat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem, Monserrat;


After 36 hours of relative calm, there was a strong eruption today.
Dust and ash covered most of the island, even reaching towns that escaped most of earlier eruptions.
Officials say the so called "safe zone" in the northern part of the island is now at risk.
Residents are asking why the warning sirens, which normally sound during each major eruption, were silent today.
Authorities have not yet offered a reason.
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Hearing


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=Hearing


Four thousand children are born profoundly death every year and 24 thousand more have hearing loss.
But, as Connie Stevens reports, a Blacksburg audiologist is trying to improve the odds for children in the Commonwealth.
He's calling for a state mandate providing hearing tests for babies.
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IN Q=It's not unusual
SUPER=01-Richard Harrell/Blacksburg Audiology; :20
SUPER=@Connie2; :40
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :56
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=CS. News 7.

((
It's not unusual for children to reach the age of two, three-- even four, before a parent realizes their child has a hearing problem.
Virginia's Infant Hearing Program does attempt to contact parents of high-risk children-- but whether or not the parents follow through, that's another matter.
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SOT 00:31:56
IN Q=The problem is

((RICHARD HARRELL/BLACKSBURG AUDIOLOGY: THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR TECHNIQUE FOR FOLLOWING UP WITH THESE CHILDREN HASN'T WORKED. AS MUCH AS WE'D LIKE TO THINK WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND TRY SURELY HAVE A PAPER TRAIL ON EVERY CHILD THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE'RE NOT SEEING CHILDREN UNTIL THEIR THREE OR FOUR. ))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=three or four.


Richard Harrell wants to see the state start requiring hearing tests for ALL newborns-- while they're still in the hospital-- not just those at highest risk:
Those are the babies born prematurely, or at low birth weight-- those whose parents have a family history of hearing loss, or babies born with viral infections.
Harrell points to a modern procedure to detect hearing impairments-- the Otoacoustic Emissions-- or O-A-E Test.
It's quick, non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and doesn't miss any hearing impairments.
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SOT 00:30:23
IN Q=This is

((THIS IS A TINY PROBE, IT'S A VERY SOFT RUBBER TIP, ALL WE DO IS PLACE THIS AT THE OPENING OF THE EAR CANAL. AND THE SPEAKER AND THE MICROPHONES THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THE TEST ARE HOUSED IN THIS EAR PIECE AND THE SOFT PART GOES IN THE BABY'S EAR. ))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=baby's ear.


The O-A-E test can let parents and their pediatricians know within hours of birth if a baby has a hearing problem.
That means the chance to go through life without a disability.
Early detection brings early treatments-- crucial in those first stages of development.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

GPS


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-51
GRAPHIC=none


A small hand-held device is helping firemen in Fincastle save more lives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


It's called a G-P-S or Global Positioning System and it's able to pinpoint a person's location via satelite.
Firemen here use the device to direct emergency crews like Lifeguard 10 to remote locations of car accidents.
They've had it for a year.
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SOT 14.10.45 - 14.11.03
IN Q=There's no street

((CLAY FITZGERALD/FINCASTLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: THERE'S NO STREET MAPS FROM THE AIR SO TO SPEAK. SO WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE PRECISE LOCATIONS IN LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE THE LIFEGUARD 10 HELICOPTER CAN FLY IN A DIRECT LINE FROM ROANOKE TO WHEREEVER WE OR ANOTHER DEPARTMENT IS IN THE COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Clay Fitzgerald/Fincastle Vol. Fire Dept.
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in the county.
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VO-NAT


The firemen got G-P-S after trying to direct Lifeguard 10 pilots to two accidents in remote locations about a year ago.
The victims survived.
But, the directions given to pilots such as flying over mountains and looking for landmarks visible from above were too unreliable.
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ANCHOR=
SS=


The device costs about 200 dollars and the Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department was one of the first in the region to get it.

WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


Making a bet on an Internet gambling site could involve risking more than just money.
And, now a Virginia Congressman is trying to make the gambling sites off-limits to Americans.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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SOT
IN Q=with free software
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :14
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :34
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com

(( Intro
RUNS=:05


With free software and a credit card, practically anyone can play casino-style games in their own home, winning and losing real money.
Next week, Congressman Bob Goodlatte will introduce a bill banning internet gambling.
He says the bill CAN be enforced, even though many websites are NOT based in the United States.

SOT 13:07:14
IN Q=once you have

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; ONCE YOU HAVE BROUGHT AN INDICTMENT AGAINST SOMEBODY, YOU DO HAVE TO APPREHEND THEM. IT IS MORE DIFFICULT, BUT THAT'S WHY WE HAVE EXTRADITION LAWS ADN THAT'S WHY WE NOT ONLY USE COMPUTERS TO COMMIT CRIMES, BUT THEY CAN BE USED TO TRACK PEOPLE DOWN.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=track people down



Peter Bengtsson, who runs the Antigua-based Boss Casinos says "The impact of such leglislation is impossible to estimate. I could very well see a future where people ignore such a law."

Under Goodlattes bill, taking illegal bets could cost a website operator up to four years in prison.
Placing a bet can get you up to six months.

As the government watches the Web, OMB-Watch is watching the government. The watchdog group found that nearly half the government's official websites collect personal information from their users.
The group says government agencies don't clearly state how that information will be used or protected.
It's calling for a clearly defined policy to protect internet privacy.

Some America Online users gave up their privacy because of an e-mail scam.
They recieved an offical looking note sending them to a web page where they were asked to help update AOL's records... they ended up giving personal data and credit card numbers to a cyber-thief.
The bogus pages is now shut down.
For more information and links, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot com.)) Wx-Tape
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Forecasts
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark threw two touchdown passes and ran for one as the Hokies routed Rutgers 59 to 19.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/ESPN; :


Marcus Parker of Salem had a big first half on this play he takes the handoff from quarterback Al Clark and takes it 48 yards to the Rutgers one yard line.
One play later Ken Oxendine dives over the top from the one yard line and the Hokies took a 7 to nothing lead.
The defense would put some points on the board in the first quarter Cory Bird hits the Rutgers quarterback he fumbles and Carl Bradley recovers in the end zone the Hokies led 14 to nothing.
Then in the second quarter, Clark rolls out and throws the short pass to Marcus Gildersleeve he takes off down the sideline and scores from 81 yards out and the Hokies led 21 to nothing.
Parker broke one for 33 yards then he takes the pitch from Clark and scores from 14 yards out and the Hokies led 28 to 7 at the half.
Tech scored 3 times in the third SUPER=36-Virginia

Tech/59/Rutgers/19/;twice in the first minute and a half Clark running the option he finds the hole and takes it 81 yards down field for the score and Tech beats Rutgers 59 to 19.
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IN Q="I just

((AL CLARK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERACK: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :03
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=........IN THE MIX."
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S-Miami


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=College Football


Tech's Big East rival 14-th ranked Miami won big today beating Baylor 45 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Waco, TX/ABC SPORTS; :


Hurricane coach Butch Davis walking the sideline.
Sophomore tailback Edgerrin James stepped in and scored on runs of 23, 5 and 37 yards and finishing with 120 yards rushing as the Hurricanes downed Baylor 45 to 14.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=College Football


West Virginia spoiled Marshall's Division one debut beating the Thundering Herd 42 to 31.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :


Meantime, N.C. State took 13-th ranked Syracuse to overtime.
And State quarterback Jamie Barnette hooks up with Terry Holt on the two point conversion as State upsets Syracuse.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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St./7///;
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Virginia/42///;
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RUNS=:35
OUT Q=....last score."


S-Rush


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Rush


Down at Victory Stadium tonight, The Roanoke Rush hosted the Lynchburg Storm in a minor league football game tonight.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Rush vs Storm; :


It's the first time the two teams have met on the football field.
Roanoke fell behind 6 to nothing when Darrell Dubose goes to the air and hits Freddy Stovall on the touchdown pass in the first quarter.
The Rush started a drive in the first quarter quarterback Shane Nalepa hooks up with tight end Eddie Sloss on this pass play to the Storm 1 yard line.
Roanoke remained inside the Storm SUPER=36-Roanoke/23/Lynchburg/12/;one

yard line but this Nalepa pass on fourth and goal was intercepted but Roanoke comes from behind to win 23 to 12.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers


The Carolina Panthers open the season tomorrow night at 8 at home,
SS=Redskins


against the Washington Redskins. Steve Mason takes a pre game look at these two strikingly similar teams.
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IN Q=first score
SUPER=04-NFL; :00
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Panthers Cornerback; :17
SUPER=03-Ashburn; :28
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :38
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :47
SUPER=01-Lamar Lathon/Panther Linebacker; :57
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; 1:11
SUPER=01-Steve Beuerlein/Panthers Quarterback; 1:37
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:50
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
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((With their recent problems; opening the NFL season against each other seems like poetic justice, The panthers lost quarterback Kerry Collins to a broken jaw; and then suffered a broken heart in losing former Panther and league sack leader kevin Green to the 49ers. ((DAVIS:))
Redskins receiver Michael Westbrook was fined 50 grand for his violent attack on Stephen Davis. His action cost his team a pleasant pre season. ((KEN HARVEY:))
The panther zone blitzing defense was ranked number one in the league in sacks last year. But pro bowlers sam Mills and lamar Lathon, along witht highly touted Michael Barrow, will be tested. ((LAMAR:)) ((GUS:))
Westbrook will not start; But Frerotte will line up with four recievers. His counterpart, Steve Berleiun intends to establish the run with Tim Biakakabatuka. The panther passing game? minimize mistakes against two veteran Washington corners. ((STEVE:))
Washington can count on some atttacking panther fans at Erickson stadium; where the panthers were undefeated last season ((:)) ((STEVE:)) ((
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Scores and highlights from Major League Baseball's interleague play.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Houston Comets win the W-N-B-A's first championship.
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S-WNBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=WNBA LOGO


League M-V-P Cynthia Cooper scored a game high 25 points as Houston beat new York 65 to 49 to claim the first W-N-B-A championship.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :


A special day in Houston the championship on the 10-th anniversary of Title 9.
New York's Sophia Weatherspoon pulls up and hits the three pointer but the Liberty trailed 8 to 5.
Cooper took over here she hits the jumper but the Comets only led by 6 at the half.
Cooper takes it to the hoop in the SUPER=34-Houston/65/New

York/49/;second half as the Comets pulled away and Houston wins it 65 to 49.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


For the first time since 1988, The Salem Avalanche finishes the Carolina League season with a winning record.
Tonight in Salem, The Avalanche beats Lynchburg 1 to nothing in 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Hillcats; :


Over 79-hundred fans packed Memorial Stadium to say goodbye to the Avalanche.
The game went into extra innings. And in the bottom of the 10-th with runners on first and second Gilbert Vidal hits a fly ball over the infield
SUPER=37-Salem/1/Lynchburg/0/;into left field and Fory Wells beats the throw

from home as Salem beats Lynchburg 1 to nothing in 10.
Salem finishes the season 37 and 35 two games above 500.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX SPORTS; :


In Boston, Fred McGriff hit two home runs and the Braves banged out 15 hits this afternoon in a 15 to 2 win over the Red Sox.
Now, Here's all the scores.
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SUPER=0096-/Texas/0//San Diego/0/2///Oakland/1//Colorado/3/9//;
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OUT Q=....last score."
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Giles-Opry


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-60
GRAPHIC=none


There's no need to travel to Nashville to enjoy the sweet sound of the Grand Ole Opry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Several local musicians have teamed up to create Giles County's own version of the Tennessee favorite.
Tonight-- "Roy Holt and the Bluegrass Boys" opened the show with old favorites like "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
They were followed by several other bands and solo performers.
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SOT
IN Q=I've always

((ROY HOLT/GILES CO. MUSICIAN:I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ENTERTAINER AND NOW THAT I'M RETIRED, I'VE ALWAYS PLAYED BLUE GRASS ALL OF MY LIFE, SINCE I WAS A KID, 15 YEARS OLD, SO I ENJOY IT NOW, YOU KNOW THAT I'M RETIRED. ALLEN WHITE/MUSICIAN:I ENJOY GETTING WITH THE OTHER BANDS, TALKING WITH THEM, PICKING WITH THEM, ENJOY WORKING WITH OUR BAND, WE FEEL WE'VE GOT ONE OF THE BETTER BLUE GRASS BANDS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE JUST HAVE A BIG TIME AT IT, IT'S ALL IN FUN AND IF WE DEPENDED ON IT TO MAKING A LIVING, WE'D STARVE TO DEATH. ))
SUPER=01-Roy Holt/Giles Co. Musician; :00
SUPER=01-Allen White/Musician; :17
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=to death.
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VO-NAT


If you'd like to catch the Giles County Grand Ole Opry-- you'll have to wait a while.
They meet once a month-- on Saturday nights-- at the Pearisburg Community Center. (----------------)