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Diana-Investigation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=princess diana


French investigators may finally get some more information on what really caused the car crash that killed Princess Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur.
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VO-NAT


Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the lone survivor of the deadly collision, is conscious, and doctors say he can talk.
Doctors at a Paris hospital say Rees-Jones is off artificial respiration and CAN communicate well.
SUPER=03-Paris/August 31;


Rees is considered vital to the investigation into what caused the August 31st crash.
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Ericsson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=business news


Lynchburg's largest employer has announced it is restructuring, leaving about 275 people without a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Ericsson Incorporated says a decline in the market for private radio systems has forced it to restructure that division.
Officials say 145 full- time salaried employees will be affected.. but it expects 70 percent of them will find jobs elsewhere in the company.
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SOT 00:44:46
IN Q=I think you'll

((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT BUSINESSES ALL GO THROUGH CYCLES. RIGHT NOW THE CELLULAR BUSINESS IS DOING EXTREMELY WELL SELLING TO A GROWING MARKET, WHILE THE PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS HAS GONE DOWN. WHO'S TO SAY IN THE FUTURE THAT THAT ISN'T GOING TO TURN AROUND.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Brush/Ericsson Private Radio Systems; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=to turn around.
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VO-NAT


In addition to the full- time employees another 130 contractors and hourly workers will be laid off.
Ericsson is helping those workers find new jobs.
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Sara-Lee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


Another company with a massive restructuring in the works is the Sara Lee Corporation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


The company announced it plans to sell its textile-knitting manufacturing business, also known as Sara Lee Knit Products.
The division employs hundreds of people in our area, in two plants in Galax and Hillsville, and a distribution center in Martinsville.
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MILITARY-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


One body has been recovered from a Marine fighter jet that went down last night along the North Carolina coast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Search crews are now scouring the area for a second victim.
The two-seat F-A-18 Hornet crashed during a routine night bombing exercise.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=hold


Meantime, wreckage has been spotted from the U-S Air Force cargo plane that apparently collided with a German military aircraft over the South Atlantic.
Officials say it was spotted in the same area off the African coast where debris from the German plane was found yesterday.
Searchers have recovered one body, but 33 Germans and nine Americans are still missing.

TOBACCO-SETTLEMENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


After weeks of review President Clinton is expected to announce tomorrow that he will NOT endorse the proposed tobacco settlement as written.
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VO-NAT


Instead, aides say Mr. Clinton plans to broadly outline his demands and ask Congress to create TOUGHER legislation.
The demands include reducing youth smoking and giving the food and drug administration full power to regulate tobacco
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;


Meantime, Florida has received its first big settlement check from the Tobacco industry.
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SOT
IN Q=

4:18;49 ((IT'S TIME FOR SOME PAYBACK AND TODAY IS THE FIRST OF MANY PAYDAYS FOR THE PEOPLE OF fLORIDA IN REGARD TO THIS SETTLEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Lawton Chiles/Governor of Florida;
RUNS=:10
out= in regard to this settlement.
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VO-NAT


Its the first downpayment on the 11-point-three- billion dollars that the tobacco industry has agreed to pay Florida over the next 25 years.
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E-Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Goode, Virgil


Fifth District representative Virgil Goode says the 350 billion dollar tobacco settlement does NOT do enough to protect Virginia's tobacco growers.
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SOT 12:26:46
IN Q=Tobacco plays

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: TOBACCO PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. THE EXCISE TAXES ON ONE ACRE OF TOBACCO HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED AT 43 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER ACRE. IF YOU DO AWAY WITH ALL TOBACCO GROWING AND PRODUCTION IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE'D BE A BIG HOLE IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.))
SUPER=@Goode; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the American economy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Goode says some Americans will always smoke...
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD

and they might as well buy a homegrown product.

E-Diet-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Diet Drug Recall


The Food and Drug Administration is urging millions of people to stop taking two of the nations' most popular diet drugs.
New reports link potentially fatal heart problems to the medication.
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VO-NAT

The drugs Redux and Fenfluramine, one-half of the fen phen combination are being pulled off of store shelves by their maker.
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SOT 15:02:03
IN Q=We are taking

((JOHN STAFFORD/AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS/WYETH-AYERST: WE ARE TAKING THIS ACTION ON THE BASIS OF NEW AND PRELIMINARY INFORMATION REGARDING POSSIBLE HEART VALVE ABNORMALITIES IN PATIENTS USING THOSE MEDICATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-John Stafford/Wyeth-Ayerst; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=using those medications
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


At Roanoke's Center for Bariatric Medicine, many patients are on weight loss medications.
Bonny Lee just wants more study on ALL possible obesity treatments.
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SOT 12:20:03
IN Q=I wish that

((BONNY LEE/CENTER FOR BARIATRIC MEDICINE: I WISH THAT WE COULD HAVE A RISK TO BENEFIT IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNDERSTANDING THE RISK TO THE BENEFIT IN AN ATMOSPHERE WITH A PHYSICIAN AND LET THE PATIENT MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Center for Bariatric Medicine; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for themselves.
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VO-NAT


Lee says patients may want to consider other medications that are effective in weight loss-- with fewer side effects.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take pinnacle page-essC-1050
If you want more information about the drug recall, contact the manufacturer, Wyeth- Ayerst, at 1-800 892-2718.
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India-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


One body has been found and 25 people are feared trapped in the debris of a building collapse in Bombay, India.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bombay, India;

11:01:39
Fire officials say one side of the ten- story building caved in.
The building is part of a relatively new complex in an upscale neighborhood of the city.
Bombay is emerging from a real estate boom during which developers put up buildings quickly without much thought about safety or durability.
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ALBERT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ALBERT, MARV


Less than a week before his trial is set to begin Sportscaster Marv Albert made an attempt today to get his case dismissed.
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VO-NAT

10:43:57
SUPER=@file;


Albert is charged with forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in an Arlington hotel in February.
His attorney today argued in court records that the indictment against Albert is flawed because prosecutors failed to allege that he sexually penetrated his accuser.
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E-Saunders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A man sentenced to death for killing a man in an alleged drug deal in Danville could have his life spared.
Judge James Ingram says he sentenced William Ira Saunders to death in 19-90 based on Saunders' violent behavior in jail AFTER his conviction.
After being asked by Ingram and Danville prosecutor Bill Fuller- Governor George Allen will offer Saunders life in prison instead of death.
Saunders shot Mervin Gwill in the back of the head and robbed him during an alleged drug deal in Danville in 19-89.
If Saunders gives up his appeals, he gets life in prison WITHOUT parole.

S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute's NEXT rat class may have a higher percentage of women and higher S-A-T scores.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/August 18


Four weeks after the first females arrived on post, V-M-I reports more than three-thousand high school girls have already inquired about the class of 2002.

Nearly NINE thousand BOYS have contacted the school.
The report submitted to a federal judge also says S-A-T scores for the next rat class are higher than the current freshman class... by 14 percent- -at least according to the students themselves.
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VWIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-57)
GRAPHIC=VWIL/Mary Baldwin


The Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin Collge was started as an alternative to co-educating V-M-I.
The Supreme Court rejected that arrangement, but students at V-WIL don't want their program to end.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Staunton/October 9, 1996; :00


They fought for funding, lobbied legislators, and struggled to define their OWN identity, not as a V-M-I spinoff, but as a MARY BALDWIN institution.
SOT 4:49:37
IN Q=each class

((BRENDA BRYANT/VWIL DIRECTOR; EACH CLASS I'VE MET NOW HAS IMPRESSED ME THE SAME WAY, WITH THEIR ENTHUSIASM, THEIR COMMITTMENT, THEIR WHERE-WITHAL TO RISE TO EVERY OCCASION. THAT'S WHAT REALLY MAKES IT WORK, THEY ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Bryant/VWIL Director; RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the program
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VO-NAT


Their attitude attracted Blacksburg freshman Erin Knocke, who initially had her doubts.
SOT 4:32:26
IN Q=and I found

((ERIN KNOCKE/VWIL FRESHMAN/AND I FOUND OUT IT WAS JUST INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I THOUGHT AND IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR ME TO JOIN THE PROGRAM AND BUILD CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, THINGS I CAN USE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Erin Knocke/VWIL Cadet;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=rest of my life
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VO-NAT


Administrators expect V-WIL to grow into a self-supporting program, but for now it remains a bit of a paradox... The fight AGAINST state-supported same-sex education at V-M-I, created EXACTLY that at Mary Baldwin.
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S-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


The latest spending reports show Jim Gilmore had outspent Don Beyer by a MILLION dollars by Labor Day.
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VO-NAT


But according to the latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll, that hasn't made much of a difference.
Democrat Don Beyer pulls 43- percent support among likely voters.
Republican Jim Gilmore has 44- percent.
Thirteen percent of likely Virginia voters in the sampling are still undecided.
That's about where the poll numbers have been since January -- with the two well within the margin of error for a statistical dead heat.
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S-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


More than 80 Danville firefighters are taking the city to court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


The lawsuit alleges firefighters must work during their meal hours, even though they are not paid.
It also maintains the department is not paying some employees overtime.
City Attorney Tim Spencer says the firefighters agreed to the pay terms more than a decade ago.
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E-Virginia-Students


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Education


A report from Virginia's Council of Higher Education says schools may not be making the grade.
It says many PUBLIC school students need remedial classes when they go to college.
Tonya Flory reports.
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SOT 5:25:17
IN Q=If I gave you
SUPER=01-Julian Archer/VWCC Dean of Academic Affairs; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :23
SUPER=@Tonya1; :30
SUPER=01-Gary Kelly/Director of Guidance; :46
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=News 7.
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SOT 5:25:17
IN Q=If I gave

((JULIAN ARCHER/VA WESTERN DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:IF I GAVE YOU A TEST TODAY IN MATHEMATICS NO MATTER HOW GOOD A STUDENT YOU WERE YOU PROBABLY WOULD NOT DO WELL ON IT IF YOU HAVEN'T REVIEWED AND STUDIED FOR IT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=studied for it.

PRE-PRO
Community colleges account for about 90-percent of remedial education according to the state council's figures.
The report shows about one in every four public school students, needs to take basic developmental math, english and reading courses.
VO-NAT


Roanoke County Public School officials say the study implies these students aren't ready for college level scholastics,
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STAND-UP ((Community college like Virginia Western teach 75-percent of remedial course work in math, but educators say students that return to college...basic arithmetic))
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SOT 4:42:06:24
IN Q=For example

((GARY KELLY:FOR EXAMPLE THEY GO THROUGH A GENERAL MATH COURSE IN HIGH SCHOOL THEN GET A JOB AND THEY FIND OUT THAT THEY WANT TO GO ON FOR A DEGREE THEY HAVE TO HAVE ACADEMIC MATH, SO THEY'RE CONSIDERED REMEDIAL AT THAT POINT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=algebra course.


Virginia Western administrators have already seen a decrease in the remedial course registration.
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SOT 5:23:17:28
IN Q=We work

((JULIAN ARCHER:WE WORK WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH PROGRAMS LIKE TECH PREP AND OTHER ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE IS MORE INTEGRATION WITH HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND COLLEGE FACULTY. WE CAN CONVINCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT IF YOU WANT TO...IN HIGH SCHOOL))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=in high school.


The report revealed about 11-percent of private high school grads have to take developmental classes upon entering college.
Tonya Flory, News 7.))

Monarch-Butterflies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
GRAPHIC=Education


Some students at Radford High school are learning a biology lesson from monarch butterflies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


They're NOT only beautiful but also fascinating-- for the unique way they enter the world.
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10:05:55
SOT
IN Q=These are

((KELLIE BANKS/BIOLOGY STUDENT:THESE ARE CATERPILLAR EGGS AND IT TAKES THEM ABOUT FOUR TO FIVE DAYS TO HATCH OUT INTO THESE CATERPILLARS, BLACK AND WHITE AND GOLD STRIPPED, CATERPILLARS.))
SUPER=01-Kellie Banks/Biology Student; RUNS=:11
OUT Q=caterpillars.
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VO-NAT


From there-- the caterpillars develop a "chrysalis".
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10:11:13
SOT
IN Q=their wings

((DAVID HALL/BIOLOGY STUDENT:THEIR WINGS TURN THIS ORANGE COLOR, THEY GET SPOTS AND, ON THE INSIDE OF THE WING, YOU CAN TELL IF IT'S MALE OR FEMALE BECAUSE MALES HAVE TWO LITTLE DOTS ON THEIR BOTTOM SIDE. ))
SUPER=01-David Hall/Biology Student; RUNS=:11
OUT Q=bottom side.
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VO-NAT


The students' research is part of a nationwide project to help scientists learn more about the monarch migration-- which has been called an "endangered phenomenon'.
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Jubal-Early


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-52)
GRAPHIC=None


The boyhood home of Confederate General Jubal- A- Early is undergoing a transformation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


In the past two years preservationists have begun the long process of restoring the Franklin County home.
The subcontractor working on the house is Don Early, the great great grandson of the famous general.
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SOT 12:42:15
IN Q=It's different

((DON EARLY/GEN. EARLY'S GREAT GREAT GRANDSON: IT'S DIFFERENT. YOU KNOW, IT GIVES YOU A LITTLE FEELING OF HISTORY AND CONNECTION WITH THE FAMILY AND ALL. I DON'T KNOW, IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT.))
SUPER=01-Don Early/Gen. Early's Great Great Grandson;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=little different.
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VO-NAT


The front of the general's home will undergo a precise historically accurate restoration.
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SOT 12:04:19
IN Q=Second

((VIA: SECOND PHASE IS TO COMPLETELY REDO THE OLD PORTION OF THE HOUSE SO WE WILL BE BEGINNING IT IMMEDIATELY.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Via/Jubal A. Early Preservation Trust;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=immediately.
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VO-NAT


The part of the building where Early actually grew up dates back to the year 18-10.
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montserrat-Concert


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In London, the heavy hitters of British rock came together last night for a star studded concert to benefit volcano-ravaged Montserrat.
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SOT

7:47:21
IN Q=it might be
SUPER=03-London/Last Night;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=now that it's done
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VO-NAT


Elton John, Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney joined forces to help raise more than a million dollars for the British colony.
It was the biggest lineup of rock legends since the 19-85 Live Aid concert for African famine relief.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/58-62/Mostly/Sunny/84-87;
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SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/50-53/Mostly/Sunny/80-83;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/55-58/Mostly/Sunny/74-77;
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Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#NET (EDIT OF 04:37:28)
GRAPHIC=NFL


The Cowboys grounded the Eagles on the gridiron last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NFL-ABC Sports;


It came down to the wire for Philadelphia, who lead the action through the first three quarters.
The Cowboys went ahead on Anthony Miller's 14-yard touchdown reception from Troy Aikman with 51 seconds remaining.
The Eagles marched down to the Cowboy four yard line and prepared for the game-winning kick with one-second remaining.
But Tommy Hutton couldn't come up with the snap and was tackled near the goal line. Cowboys win it 21-20.
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Rank


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-16
GRAPHIC=FFE


Several football teams from our area are making the grade as week four of the season approaches.
Steve Mason gives us a look at the honor roll.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :20
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :35
RUNS=:44
OUT Q=SM, N7, Sports"

(( The Associated press Virginia high school football polls are flooded with local teams. In triple A, E. .C Glass's 3 and OH mark has the Hilltoppers near
peak ; ranked # 2 in the state. This friday; Bo Hensons boys rumble with

William Fleming; Kila Miller's Colonels are ranked 3rd. G. W. danville is tied for the 9tht spot.
In Double A; Martinsville comes in at number 5. The Dogs are hearing the buzz of Brookville; the number 6 team. The carrolo County Cavaliers; join them with a 3 and OH record and are rated 7th. Appomattox is 10th.
3 and OH Floyd County makes a stand at number 4 in Group A and are ligit after muscling Giles.
Rural Retreat come in at number 10 with a perfect 3 and OH mark.))

Girls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=Girls hoops


On to hoops. The Lady Shawnees improved to 5 and 2 on the season last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Shawsville/Green Wave vs. Shawnees; :00


The Shawnees looked ready. Watch Becky Graham, find Sarah Hagood for the bucket. Hagood finished with 18. Only Megan Forster's 26 was better.
Then; Narrows Kristen SUPER=34-Shawsville/65/Narrows/38;

Conley notches the assist with the dish to Tara Collins who cashes in on 2 of her 24 on the night.
But the Lady Shawnees had to much; winning by 27.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Northside


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT WIPE to #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Vikings; :00


Over at Northside; the Lady Vikings looked to hand Floyd County its first loss of the season.
In the fourth period; Northside's Laura Schmidt takes the ball the distance and scores the bucket for a late Lady Viking lead.
The lady Buffaloes answer. Karen Purcifull knocks down 2 of her 11 on
SUPER=34-Northside/75/Floyd Co./69;

the evening. Julie Sowers, her teammate, racked up 29 points.
But it was not enough, Kristal Barrett would gather the missed shot and score two of her team high 19 as 4 and 2 Northside wins 75-69. Floyd is 6 and 1.
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Big-Food


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A big dessert is putting one village in northwest Italy on the map.
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VO-NAT

05:00:36, 06:03:41
SUPER=03-Pejo, Italy;


Bakers there made the world's longest apple strudel, measuring just less than a mile long.
It tooks two tons of apples, twelve-hundred pounds of flour and several hundred pounds of sugar.
Ten cooks and a hundred volunteers took a few days to create this strudel, (----------------) but bystanders consumed it in a matter of minutes.