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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
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Coming up next on News 7 at 6, the search for answers in the case of a 14-year-old football player who died in his sleep...
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VO-NAT


And a status report to VMI's Board Of Visitors on the School's first Co-ed year
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Virginia Tech wins its Big East season opener Scores from this afternoon's college action.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Steve Mason previews tomorrow nights Redskins Panthers season opener in Charlotte.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


The Labor Day forecast is beginning to look cloudy.
But the really sticky air doesn't get here until Tuesday.
The Forecast details, plus the beach outlook, is coming up.

Football-Death


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=none


Students in Salem are mourning the death of one of their peers-- 14 year-old Kevin V. Compton.
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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=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-49
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I's Board of Visitors met today-- their first formal meeting since the matriculation of the "new corps."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington; :


Saying the integration of women has run smooth so far-- Superintendent Josiah Bunting praised the cadets before the board.
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SOT 08:49:02 VMI TAPE #1
IN Q=They have performed

((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THEY HAVE PERFORMED WITH GRACE, WITH HONOR AND EFFICIENCY. I HAVE THE SENSE MYSELF OF BEING ASSIGNED AS THE COACH OF A GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM, WITH EVERY POSITION BEING VERY DEEP, AND VERY SKILLED. ))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :
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OUT Q=and very skilled.
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VO-NAT


Bunting says the academic year is sure to bring a thousand issues and questions-- but he has faith all will be addressed through the system of leadership and communication that's been installed on post.
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SOT 09:53:35 VMI TAPE#2
IN Q=I was thoroughly

((TIM TRANT/VMI CADET: I WAS THOROUGHLY PLEASED, IMPRESSED, AND IN SOME CASES AWED BY HOW WELL IT'S GONE. ))
SUPER=01-Tim Trant/VMI Cadet; : QUICK!!
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=how well it's gone.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=VMI


In the past two weeks, two females and 26 males have dropped out of the rat line-- numbers right in line with the school's expected departure rate.





Central-Fidelity


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


For several years, Central Fidelity bank has had a promotion offering free checking through the year 2000.
Last month though, it announced it was being taken over, leaving some account holders wondering if the free checking deal would remain in force.
Len Besthoff reports after some initial confusion, the bank says it WILL 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
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(( 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.))
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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. ))
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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.))

Country-Store


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Road repairs


Construction along 460 in Bedford County is causing problems for at least one store in Goode.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Road blocks and construction barrels have blocked an access road to Sandy's Gifts and Crafts since Wednesday.
Sandy and her husband estimate it's costing them about 1,000 dollars every day and has cut back on the number of customers.
They believe county officials are treating them differently because of the size of the business.
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SOT 05.20.57 - 05.21.15
IN Q=We're just little

((DAVID & SANDY BUTLER/SANDY'S GIFTS AND CRAFTS: WE'RE JUST LITTLE PEOPLE. IT'S LIKE WE JUST HAVE A SINGLE VOTE--NO POLITICAL CLOUT INVOLVED. THAT'S WHY WE FEEL AS THOUGH IF WE WERE A WAL-MART WE WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROACHED TO TELL US IF SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. AND, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT A LARGE CHAIN THEY DIDN'T CARE.))
SUPER=01-David & Sandy Butler/Sandy's Gifts and Crafts;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=they didn't care.
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VO-NAT


County officials claim there's little that can be done and that the safety of drivers along the construction zone comes first.
The road to the business will re-open in about 18 months.
But, the Butlers claim that's too late because in six months, with so few customers, they'll be out of business.
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Hearing


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=Hearing


Every year, four thousand children in this country are born profoundly deaf.
Another 24-THOUSAND others have some degree of hearing loss.
A Blacksburg audiologist wants to improve the odds for Virginia's kids--
As we hear from Connie Stevens, there's a call for a state mandate on hearing tests at birth.
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SUPER=01-Richard Harrell/Blacksburg Audiology; :20
SUPER=@Connie2; :40
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((
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. ))
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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. ))
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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.))

WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=


If you make a bet on an internet gambline website in the future, you may be risking more than your money.
A Virginia congressman wants to make gambling sites off-limits to U.S. users.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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IN Q=with free software
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :14
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :34
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OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com

(( Intro
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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.))
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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.))

New-Playground


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=wknd
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-59
GRAPHIC=none


Children in Danville are screaming with excitement...
in a neighborhood where only last week, they were afraid to play on the streets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It was on this dead-end street that a mother and son were shot...
but a new park features soccer goals, a basketball court, volleyball net and gardens.
Children say they're having a ball.
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SOT 6:14
IN Q=Playing

((SANITRA WOODS: PLAYING JUMP ROPE, PLAYING HULA HOOP, PLAYING BALL, VOLLEYBALL AND KICKBALL.))
SUPER=07-Sanitra Woods;
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OUT Q=kickball
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VO-NAT


Neighborhood residents designed the park before the recent shooting.
But even 25 years ago, this field was torn apart by crime...
and police say the new playground will help keep kids off the streets.
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SOT 6:19:07
IN Q=There are children

((HELEN CHILORZ/NEIGHBORHOOD PRESIDENT: THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE EVERY DAY, PLAYING. WE'VE NEVER HAD ONE BIT OF TROUBLE, NOT ONE ARGUMENT.))
SUPER=01-Helen Chilorz/Neighborhood President;
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OUT Q=not one argument
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VO-NAT


Future visions for this park include a nature trail, swingset, slides, and a baseball field --
residents hope the city will foot the bill.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Jeff Gordon talks about winning the Winston Million.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Hokies of Virginia Tech routs Rutgers in both teams opener in the Big East.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech opened it season in the Big East this afternoon and 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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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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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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
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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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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo


Wally Dallenbach led second round qualifying and will start 26-th in tomorrow's Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Dallenbach turned a speed of 168 point 043 miles per hour.
SS=Jeff Gordon


But all eyes will be on Jeff Gordon in tomorrow's race. Gordon qualified seventh but if he wins the race he will be only the second driver to capture the Winston Million.
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IN Q="This is...

((JEFF GORDON/24 CHEVROLET: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/24 Chevrolet; :
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=.....going for it."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Rick Mast will start 28th, Dale Earnhardt 36th and Rusty Wallace 43rd. Wx-Tape
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