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Fatal-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


The investigation continues into last night's police chase in Lynchburg that left two people dead.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us live.. Steve what new information can you give us?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Melanie, police are still in the early stages of their investigation, and have NOT yet released the victims' names..
Authorities do agree that this was a tragedy that didn't need to happen.
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SOT
IN Q=Around 11:30
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :08
RUNS=:54
OUT Q=all the facts are in.

(( Around 11:30 last night, Lynchburg police say this blue Olds Achieva struck another car on Memorial Avenue, and left the scene.
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SOT 16:59:50
IN Q=And that

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AND THAT SUBSEQUENT TO THAT ACCIDENT, DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE VEHICLE, IT WAS DRAGGING PIECES OF BODY OF THE CAR. THIS WAS OBSERVED BY A LYNCHBURG OFFICER.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Lynchburg officer.


The officer attempted to pull the car over, but the driver sped off.
Less than one minute and one mile later, the chase ended in this curve on Route 29 Business in Madison Heights.
The car struck the guardrail and its two occupants, a man and woman, were thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly.
The question now is whether police acted properly.
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SOT 17:01:08
IN Q=The officer

((COL. BENNETT: THE OFFICER DID NOT ONLY WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE PROCEDURALLY, BUT WHAT HE WAS DUTY- BOUND TO DO, WHICH WAS OBVIOUSLY TO ATTEMPT TO STOP A VEHICLE THAT WAS ENDANGERING OTHERS ON THE HIGHWAY. OBVIOUSLY THAT FINAL DETERMINATION WILL BE MADE AFTER ALL THE FACTS ARE IN.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=facts are in.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Again, the names of the victims are still being withheld.. Lynchburg authorities also have not yet named the officer who was involved in that pursuit.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave


The investigation into his actions could take some time to complete.

Egypt-attack


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


Nine people were killed today and nineteen injured when a bomb exploded on a tourist bus outside a popular Cairo museum.
No group has claimed responsibility but authorities suspect its the work of Islamic extremists.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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SOT

10:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt; :00
SUPER=01-Kim Dozier/Reporting; :34 No SU
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, LONDON.

(( A MORNING OUTING TURNED INTO A TOURIST'S NIGHTMARE, LEAVING NINE DEAD, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF GERMAN TOURISTS, AND MORE THAN A DOZEN FOREIGN AND EGYPTIAN BYSTANDERS INJURED.
AT LEAST THREE GUNMEN RUSHED UP TO THIS PARKED BUS, APPARENTLY PARTLY FULL OF TOURISTS, OUTSIDE THE WORLD-FAMOUS EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, IN DOWNTOWN CAIRO'S BUSIEST CENTRAL SQUARE.
THE SQUARE IS USUALLY BRISTLING WITH SECURITY.
EYEWITNESSES SAY THERE WAS GUNFIRE, AND SOME SORT OF FIREBOMB OR GRENADE LOBBED AT THE BUS. IT ERUPTED INTO FLAMES. ONE WITNESS REPORTS SEEING THREE CHARRED BODIES INSIDE.
TOURISTS IN THE MUSEUM COURTYARD, NEXT TO THE PARKING LOT, RAN IN ALL DIRECTIONS, POLICE ON THE SCENE ARRESTED TWO SUSPECTS, AND SEALED OFF THE MUSEUM TO CHECK FOR FURTHER ATTACKERS. THERE ARE REPORTS THAT AT LEAST ONE GUNMEN GOT AWAY.
THE INCIDENT BEARS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF ISLAMIC MILITANT ATTACKS. THE GOVERNMENT HAS WAGED A FIVE YEAR BATTLE AGAINST MILITANTS. WHO WANT TO REPLACE THE SECULAR STATE WITH A STRICT ISLAMIC ONE.
THE MILITANTS HAVE FOUND THE BEST WAY TO STRIKE BACK AND HIT THE HEADLINES, IS BY HITTING ONE OF EGYPT'S TOP MONEY EARNERS: TOURISM.
KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, LONDON.))

Israel-clashes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Clashes have erupted outside an Arab neighborhood where eleven Jewish settlers have refused to move out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-East Jerusalem;


Despite protest from Palestinian students, the settlers say they won't leave until the government recognizes their right to live there.
Yasser Arafat rejects the proposed compromise.
The Israeli Supreme Court is expected to rule today whether the government can force them to leave.
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E-Murphy-Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


Admitted Hitman Mario Benjamin Murphy was put to death last night.
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VO-NAT


The Mexican citizen was put to death by lethal injection at 9:09.
Murphy laughed and said he forgave his executioners as he drifted off.
Murphy took part in a murder for hire scheme in Virginia Beach in 19-89.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


But Virginia Beach authorities apparently didn't realize he was a Mexican citizen, and did NOT notify the Mexican consulate of his arrest.
That's in violation of an international treaty--
The mexican government and even the Southern Baptist Convention missionaries pleaded for Murphy's life.

Celco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=business news


A number of people in Narrows could soon be out of work.
The mayor of Narrows estimates at least half of the town's labor force works at what everybody there has always called the Celanese plant.
Union leaders at the plant say Celco alerted them that a cost-cutting move could affect as many as 500 jobs.
Right now Celco has about 13-hundred hourly employees.
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SOT tape one 01:34:08
IN Q=500 jobs

((DONALD RICHARDSON/NARROWS MAYOR: 500 JOBS LOST IN GILES COUNTY WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO US. THAT'S REALLY A TREMENDOUS LOSS.))
SUPER=01-Donald Richardson/Narrows Mayor;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=tremendous loss.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.


Celco makes the material used in cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
John McQuail, a Human Resources Coordinator with the company, says the 500 jobs estimate is a ballpark figure.
McQuail says if hourly workers go along with the restructuring program those effected will have job security at least through the year 2000.
The union at Celco must still vote on the proposal.
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Breedlove


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Additional charges have been filed against an Auburn High School teacher's aid.
Last week-- Sheriff's officials charged 25- year- old John Breedlove with having consensual sex with a 13- year- old student.
On Tuesday-- four additional charges were added to the case.
The latest charges involve two other young girls.
Breedlove is accused of having consensual sex with one of the girls last school year-- and asking for oral sex from the other.

Lisk


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


The police official in charge of investigating the slayings of three Spotsylvania County girls says it's "unlikely" a man jailed in Prince William County is the killer.
Thirty-nine- year- old Michael Alan Jett is in jail on charges of abduction, sexual battery and attempted sodomy.
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VO-NAT


Authorities looking into the deaths of 16- year- old Sofia Silva, 15- year- old Kristen Lisk and her 12- year- old sister, Kati say they have information suggesting Jett may NOT be the killer.
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Gore-TOBACCO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=TOBACCO


The White House is following up on President Clinton's tobacco announcement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:04:41
Vice President Gore today is hosting a roundtable on the President's proposed changes to the tobacco deal.
Among those attending, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
Gore and Koop were with the President yesterday when backed away from endorsing the 368 billion dollar settlement, instead he wants to boost cigarette prices by a-dollar-50 per pack, if teen smoking does NOT decline fast enough.
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E-Local-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Those who earn their living from tobacco were a bit worried by the proposed price increase.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


Some say it will hurt tobacco growers and their communities.
Others say merchants are already doing their part to stop teen smoking and high prices won't work.
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SOT 12:10:51
IN Q=It'll do nothing

((JEFF RUSSELL/THE TOBACCO COMPANY;IT'LL DO NOTHING BUT INCREASE THE RATE OF CRIME TO GET CIGARETTES FOR WHOEVER NEEDS THEM
SOT 00:01:41

HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER; THE TOBACCO FOLKS OUGHT TO SHUT THE WHOLE INDUSTRY DOWN AND SAY WE'RE GOING ON STRIKE AND WE'RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND NOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES AND SEE THAT TOBACCO IS NOT THE GREATEST SOCIAL ILL IN THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Russell/The Tobacco Company;
SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Warehouse Owner; :07
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in the United States
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The President's stance on the settlement means congress won't act on any tobacco legislation this year.

E-Vinton-Moms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tobacco is just one of the drugs some parents are looking out for.
A group in Vinton wants to make sure they're ready to handle their teenagers.
They're making sure they know how to spot the warning signs of drug use.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=They say weed
SUPER=01-Dustin Bailey/Teenager; :00
SUPER=03-Vinton; :10
SUPER=01-Patricia Harris/Parent; :24
SUPER=@Stacey2; :57
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Vinton.
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SOT 04.31.14 - 04.31.20
IN Q=They say weed

((DUSTIN BAILEY/TEENAGER: THEY SAY WEED IS NOT ADDICTIVE BUT IT REALLY IS HARD TO COME DOWN OFF OF IT.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=off of it.


Dustin is speaking from experience. He used to smoke marijuana and has been clean now for almost two and a half months.
Where did he and other teens buy drugs locally? What drugs are they buying and what are the warning signs of drug use? That's what parents here wanted to know.
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SOT 04.21.04 - 04.21.13
IN Q=Half of us

((PATRICIA HARRIS/PARENT: HALF OF US PARENTS DON'T KNOW WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. WE DON'T KNOW THE PARAPHERNALIA THAT'S USED AND CHANGES IT'S GOING TO CREATE IN OUR CHILDREN.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in our children.


The group viewed drug pipes, weights and rolling paper confiscated during drug busts.
And, talked with police about signs to look for if drug abuse is suspected.
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SOT 00.30.08 - 00.30.17
IN Q=One of the

((CHIEF RICK FOUTZ: VINTON POLICE DEPT. ONE OF THE MAJOR SYMPTOMS IS ATTITUDE CHANGES, MOOD SWINGS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of that nature.


This session won't be the last.
Now the parents plan to meet about other issues affecting teenagers like alcoholism and cults.
So, they can stay up to speed on the dangers their children face.
Stacey Martin, News 7 Vinton.))

E-Gerber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Scam

***ANCHOR TAG****
And parents of some younger children may have heard of an offer from a leading baby food maker.
The misleading information is apparently being filtered through the Internet, fax machines and even fliers.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, it involves Gerber Products.
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SOT
IN Q=Lisa Hackney
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Lisa Hackney/Parent; :18
SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :55
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:02
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

((
Lisa Hackney knew the offer sounded too good to be true-- and she was right.
When her husband brought home a flier last week claiming "Gerber Products" was sending savings bonds to children, born between 1985 and 1997, she contacted the company and Better Business Bureau.
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SOT
IN Q=Gerber foods

((LISA HACKNEY/PARENT: GERBER FOODS TOLD ME THEY DON'T KNOW HOW THE RUMOR GOT STARTED BUT IT IS CIRCULATING EVERYWHERE AND THAT THERE IS IN FACT NO 500- DOLLAR SAVINGS BOND FOR CHILDREN.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=for children.


A Gerber spokesman says the baby food giant is not involved in any settlement-- involving reimbursements.
Hackney was most disturbed because the flier asks parents to send their child's birth certificate and social security card to a post office box.
And, while officials don't believe there's any criminal intent behind the misinformation, police caution people against sending such information by mail.
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SOT
IN Q=Money

((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:MONEY IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, AND WHEN SOMEONE SEES DOLLAR SIGNS, UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF TIMES, THEY'RE BLINDED TO ANYTHING ELSE AND GO AHEAD AND SEND THE INFORMATION IN.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=information in.

stand up
Gerber officials believe the rumors got started when someone wrongly connected the company to a lawsuit involving three makers of infant formula.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


A Gerber spokesman says Postal officials are returning all letters sent to the Minneapolis post office box listed on the flier.

Road-Rage


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


America's roads can be dangerous places and tonight "48 Hours" takes a closer look the risks.
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VO-NAT


Parents face even more worry as their children reach the driving age.
"48 Hours" spoke with a father who has good reason to fear for his teen.
He is Roanoke's Traffic Court Judge and he hears cases of "road rage" almost every day.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


"48 Hours" airs tonight at 10 pm on W-D-B-J 7.

GROUND-DAY


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


On the day the U.S. Air Force is celebrating its 50th anniversary, ALL services have been ordered to ground their training flights for 24 hours and to review safety procedures.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;

4:21:22
Defense Secretary William Cohen ordered the unprecedented move yesterday as the military
SUPER=03-Off New Jersey Coast/Wednesday;

struggles to explain five air accidents in four days.
Still the White House and Pentagon insist there is no pattern to these crashes.
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Mir


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


With the "Mir" space station spinning from one crisis to another, NASA managers are on Capitol Hill today testifying whether the aging Russian craft is safe enough for U-S astronauts.
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VO-NAT


The space station had a fire in February, then a collision with a cargo ship and the main computer has repeatedly failed.
Even so, NASA officials say Mir is safe.
Next week NASA plans to launch the shuttle Atlantis to Mir to replace astronaut Michael Foale with David Wolf.
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S-Horse-Statue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=None


The newest war hero being honored with a statue in Richmond amy surprise you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A statue of a riderless horse -- to commemorate the horses and mules that never made it home from the Civil War -- donated by Virginia philanthropist Paul Mellon.
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SOT 33:24
IN Q=Well he felt

((JIM KELLY/VA. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WELL HE FELT THAT THE HORSES OF THE CIVIL WAR REALLY WERE UNSUNG HEROES. SURE THERE WERE A FEW OF THEM LIKE TRAVELLER, LITTLE SORREL, THAT PEOPLE HAVE HEARD OF AND ARE FAMOUS. BUT WE THINK AT LEAST A MILLION AND A HALF HORSES AND MULES DIED IN THE CIVIL WAR. WHICH IS TWO AND A HALF OR THREE TIMES AS MANY MEN WHO DIED IN THE WAR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Kelly/Virginia Historical Society;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=in the war.
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VO-NAT


The famous and not-so-famous horses are in the Virginia Historical Society exhibit inside.
Secretariat was born in Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson's horse Little Sorrel seen at V-M-I.
The exhibit runs through December.
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Chelsea-College


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, chelsea


Reporters have already descended on Stanford University in California, for today's arrival of freshman Chelsea Clinton.
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VO-NAT


The first family heads to northern California this evening.
Hillary Clinton is pleading with the media to show some restraint in reporting on Chelsea's college life.
Chelsea starts orientation at Stanford tomorrow.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-76/60/North 8mph/30.11r/94/1954/41/1990;
SUPER=301-74/79/Variable 3mph/30.10r/96/1896/41/1990;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/Fog/58-62/Mostly/Sunny/82-85;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Fog/60-64/Mostly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Foggy/54-58/Mostly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Fog/55-58/Mostly/Sunny/78-82
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/53-57/Mostly/Sunny/82-85;
SUPER=X5001;



Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/METS


After beating the Mets last night 10-to-2, the Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff spot.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Mets vs. Braves;


Ryan Klesko broke the game wide open in the first inning with a grand slam as the Braves scored nine runs in the first.
The Slam is the Braves' 12th of the season.
The Braves are now the first major league team to make six straight postseason appearances.
The 10-to-2 win reduces the Braves SUPER=35-New York/2/Atlanta/10;

magic number to clinch the East to six.
Greg Maddux got his 19th win of the year.
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Mark


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=CARDINALS/CUBS


The St. Louis Cardinals clubbed the Cubs yesterday as Mark McGwire continued his pursuit of Roger Maris's homerun record.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Cardinals vs. Cubs; :00


McGwire, who already has locked up back to back 50 homerun seasons, hit his 53rd homerun of the season to right center field.
McGwire's 53 homers are the most by major leaguer in 36 years. SUPER=35-St.

Louis/12/Chicago/9;
He is now 8 homers shy of Maris' record with 11 games to play.
His 19th homer since joining the Cards gave St. Louis an 12-to-9 win last night.
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Shuler


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NEW ORLEANS SAINTS


After being drafted out of Tennessee to the Redskins, then traded to the Saints, quarterback Heath Shuler got an unusual vote of confidence last night.
Head coach Mike Ditka announced that Shuler will remain the team's starting quarterback.
This despite the fact that Shuler has no touchdown passes and 8 interceptions through the first three weeks of the season.

Florida


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


And we've had a lot of calls this week wondering if we are carrying this Saturday's Tennessee-Florida game from the Swamp in Gainesville.
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take PINNACLE PAGE-essC
The answer is YES!
You can catch the Gators and the Vols Saturday at 3:30 right here on W-D-B-J, WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT eng#


And Tennessee not only has to overcome the history of four straight losses, but they also have to overcome the Sports Illustrated jinx with Peyton Manning's caricature on the cover this week. WIPE WIPE WIPE
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take pinnacle page -essC
The Tennesee-Florida matchup will be right after the first game of the day, between Penn State and Louisville.
That one kicks off at Noon right here on Your Hometown Station.
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Donuts


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


Who's going to make the donuts now?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


The man known for saying "Time to make the donuts" on numerous ads for Dunkin Donuts is turning in his spatula.
Mike Vale, also known as Fred the Baker, is retiring after 15 years and more than 80 commercials.
Appropriately coffee and donuts were handed out at his going away party.
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