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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Here's what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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Jurors hear graphic testimony in the Marv Albert sexual assault case.
A state trooper and a sheriff's deputy are killed in what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.
And Elton John's tribute to Diana is for sale in Virginia.
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medical-heads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=cst
TAPE#med heads
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On Health Check-- an Elliston woman whose son committed suicide has some
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concern about Virginia's laws regarding the mentally ill-- and the way they're screened for hospitalization orders.
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((THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE COME TO THE SCENE WITH TWO OFFICERS DECEASED.))
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A gruesome scene in North Carolina- as a routine traffic stop turns into a double murder.
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5-NC-Cops


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=police shot


A North Carolina State trooper and a Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy were just doing their job-
Tonight they're both dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fayetteville, NC;


The two pulled a car over on Interstate 95.
Authorities say both men were shot several times with an AK-47 assault rifle.
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SOT 15:22:11
IN Q=

((EARL "MOOSE" BUTLER/CUMBERLAND CO. SHERIFF: IT'S A SAD DAY THAT WE'RE LIVING IN SUCH A SOCIETY SO VIOLENT AN OFFICER CAN JUST DO A ROUTINE STOP OR DO THE JOB, HE SHOULDN'T FEEL THREATENED AND WIND UP BEING KILLED.))
SUPER=01-Earl "Moose" Butler/Cumberland Co. Sheriff;
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OUT Q=WIND UP BEING KILLED."
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The suspects took off in a Toyota Camry.
Police caught up with them about 20 miles north of the murder site.
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wipe wipe wipe

5-univ-murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-D

WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI;


A domestic dispute ended in the deaths of two people at the University of Michigan overnight--
A senior was killed after she was repeatedly stabbed by a man she was reportedly living with.
Campus police shot and killed the man when he wouldn't drop his weapon.
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SOT 13:07:07
IN Q=I RAN UNTIL

((DESMOND FLAG/WITNESS: I RAN UNTIL I WAS ABOUT 15-FEET FROM AWAY FROM THEM, AND I WAS YELLING AT HIM TO GET OFF HER, GET OFF HER. AND THEN HE DIDN'T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT I WAS THERE. HE WASN'T EVEN PAYING ATTENTION TO ME.))
SUPER=01-Desmond Flag/Witness;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=PAYING ATTENTION TO ME.
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University of Michigan officials confirm the man was convicted of a domestic assault on the woman three years ago.
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5-Albert


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=ALBERT


The woman who accused Marv Albert took the stand today in his sexual assault trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


She said he threw her on the bed and forced her to perform oral sex.
She went on to say Albert bit her and called her a bad girl because she had failed to bring a man with her so the three of them could have sex.
Defense attorneys say the woman is lying and the sex was consensual.
Jurors today also heard two tapes.
On a 9-1-1 tape, the woman sobs as she tells of being attacked by a man she described as a longtime friend.
But the jury also heard another tape- in which a woman discusses putting harmful stories together about Albert.
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5-Rorer-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-42
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire destroyed a home in Roanoke this afternoon...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The blaze broke out at an apartment house in the 16-hundred block of Rorer Avenue shortly after two.
The building is divided into four apartments-- two of those were occupied.
Neighbors next door called 911 when they saw smoke coming from the house.
Fire fighters had to wet down the home next door to stop the fire from spreading.
The fire marshal hopes to know the cause of the blaze tomorrow.
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5-Weed-Seed


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Lynchburg's Weed and Seed program is just a few days old, but police say they're already starting to see significant results.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Friday; :00


The city kicked things off last week by tearing down a suspected crack house.
SUPER=04-Today; :05


Today, police announced they made 60-arrests over the weekend... on charges ranging from drug possession to solicitation of prostitution.
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((CAPT. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE BELIEVE THAT THIS ACTION WILL MAKE THESE NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER, IT WILL LET PEOPLE BE AWARE THAT POLICE ARE GOING TO PATROL THESE NEIGHBORHOODS AND AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCE THE LAWS.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=enforce the laws.
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All of the arrests were made during sweeps in the Tinbridge Hill and College Hill areas of Lynchburg.
Police hope the show of force will encourage residents to take back their neighborhoods.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 1
GRAPHIC=NONE


The IRS takes center stage today on capitol hill-- Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE, the "tax man" is under the microscope after allegations of collection quotas.
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And "Candle in the Wind" is now in the states--
Many Virginians have been waiting to buy the song Elton John wrote in memory of Princess Diana.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- a new drug gets government approval for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
Plus, a lesson in parenting-- and some advice on motivating your kids. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Another down- to the wire game on the grid-iron last night-
ANCHOR=connie


Mike has highlights in TOnight's Sports Ticker-- stay tuned. cc sponsor
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5-EEOC


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the next two days, picketers will greet visitors to the Roanoke offices of Senators Robb and Warner, and Representative Bob Goodlatte.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Minority groups are protesting what they call the Roanoke Valley delegation's alleged inaction regarding reforms of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or E-E-O-C.
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SOT EEOC PROTEST TAPE TOT 10:12:17
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((HENRY CRAIGHEAD/PICKETER: THEY KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, GOING WRONG, WITH THE E-E-O-C AND THEY WON'T SAY ANYTHING, BUT WHEN THEY TALK TO US, THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK INTO IT, AND THAT'S THE END OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Henry Craighead/Picketer;
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OUT Q=end of it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Last Night;


Meanwhile, the topic of racial discrimination made the agenda of last night's city council meeting in Roanoke.
City workers have filed discrimination complaints with several federal agencies.
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SOT 7:52:28
IN Q=It's one

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY WORKER: IT'S ONE AND THE SAME. THE PERSONNEL MANAGER AND THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER ARE ONE AND THE SAME, AND THAT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. ))
SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Worker;
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OUT Q=of interest.
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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says IF the city is discriminating-- he won't tolerate it.
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5-Govs-Race


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=camp 97


It's NOT just education.
It's also the environment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's what the Beyer campaign was thinking today-- putting its candidate on the pristine James River in Richmond to try to take the talk off taxes.
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SOT 10:56:28
IN Q=We have a profound

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE HAVE A PROFOUND RESPONSIBILITY TO PRESERVE ALL THIS FOR THE GENERATIONS TO COME AND TO MAKE RIGHT WHAT WE HAVE POLLUTED IN THE PAST. THIS IS A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JIM GILMORE AND ME. I AM COMMITTED TO MAKING VIRGINIA THE NATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER. HE IS NOT.))
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OUT Q=he is NOT.
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A group called Clean Water Action endorsed Beyer at the news conference.
A spokesman for Republican Jim Gilmore says the environmentalists have distorted Gilmore's record.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party of Virginia's trying to refocus the debate on the competing tax cut plans.
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SOT 13:42:17
IN Q=Public opinion

((PUBLIC OPINION WAS NOT BEING ASKED OR SOLICITED ON THE ISSUES OF ABOLISHING THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AS JIM GILMORE'S PROPOSED. WE HAVE DECIDED THAT WE'RE GOING TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS AROUND THE STATE ON OUR OWN.))
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Republican Party of Virginia;
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OUT Q=our own.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/July 24;


A Democrat-controlled commission on state taxes and budget needs will hold a public hearing December 16th in Richmond.
The election is November 4th.
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5-IRS


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=WASH. DC


Federal tax collectors have apparently gone out of their way to pursue tax payers- just to meet collecton quotas.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


That's the finding of a six month senate investigation-
It found the taxpayers most likely audited-- were the least equipped to fight back.
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((ONE OF THE MOST DISTRESSING THINGS YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS HEARING IS THE PREFERENCE TO AUDIT MIDDLE OR LOWER INCOME TAXPAYERS AS WELL AS MOM AND POP SMALL BUSINEESS.)) 15:13:54 ((YOU CAN NOT HAVE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU EVALUATE PEOPLE ON HOW MUCH MONEY YOU RAKE IN PER HOUR.))
SUPER=01-Sen. William Roth/Finance Committee Chairman; :00
SUPER=01-Joseph Lane/Assn. of Enrolled Agents; :11 QUICK!
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OUT Q=IN PER HOUR."
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The Senate Finance Committee is reviewing problems with the Internal Revenue Service.
Senators say changes are needed- that's what the hearings are about.
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groovy music UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Summer might be over, but you can still play tag-- and right now Patrick's IT.
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5-LASER-TAG


ANCHOR=Jean
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The putt-putt golf season may be drawing to a close, but a new feature at one local putting course will make you leave your clubs behind. DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/JEAN
Patrick Evans has the story of a new place to play tag... laser tag that is.
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SUPER=22-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-David Mitchell/Putt-Putt Golf & Games;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Virginia Tech plays host to Arkansas State this weekend-- Steve Mason has a Hokie progress report, as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- mental illness, and the concern over the fine line between patient rights and patient safety.
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Barbara Tsapel's 20-year-old son committed suicide-- she wants a change in the way patients are screened for hospitalization.
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((I HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT IF WE CAN CHANGE THIS LAW THAT IT WILL SAVE ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL FROM LOSING A LOVED ONE. ))
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health bump
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview


There's more NEWS-7 at Five in a moment--but first-- a look ahead to News-7 at Six.
Imagine buying a house from a Sears catalog-- 75-years later the home is still standing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


Bill Battermans' grandparents chose the house from the Sears wish book in 1922.
The lumber arrived by horse and buggy.
With no electricity, it took a summer to build, all by hand.
Inside, a treasure chest of memories.
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IN Q=I enjoy it out here.

((BILL BATTERMAN/HOMEOWNER: I ENJOY IT OUT HERE. IT'S QUIET, IT'S PEACEFUL. I LIVED IN TOWN FOR 19, 20 YEARS AND CAME BACK OUT HERE AND JUST LOVE IT. JUST ME AND THE DOG.))
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OUT Q=me and the dog
ANCHOR=Jean


The story of Home sweet home, in about 40-minutes on News7 at Six. 2-SHOT

5-Jef's-Law


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=mental health


Maybe Jef's death can save another life.
That's the reasoning behind an Elliston woman's fight to rewrite Virginia's laws on the mentally ill.
Barbara Tsapel wants something done about what she considers to be a lack of power granted to physicians.
Tsapel's frustration is motivated by pain-- her 20-year old son committed suicide in March....just four days after he was released from the hospital, against the orders of his doctor.
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((BARBARA TSAPEL/JEF'S MOTHER: I FEEL LIKE HIS SUICIDE WAS MORE LIKE, IN MY OPINION, A DIRECT RESULT IN A FLAW IN ONE OF OUR LAWS. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Tsapel/Jef's Mother; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of our laws.


Jef Farris had a history of depression and suicide attempts.
While a patient at Richmond's Tucker Pavilion he had drawn pictures of his grave marker-- and had written a note about his funeral.
But the Richmond Community Services Board turned down his doctor's request for a committment order for Jef.
So against his doctor's recommendation, he was released from the hospital.
Four days later he shot himself in the head.
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IN Q=What I would

(( BARBARA TSAPEL/JEF'S MOTHER: WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAPPEN IS AN AMENDMENT BE ATTACHED TO THIS LAW REQUIRING THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL FROM A COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD OR A CRISIS TEAM MEMBER-- WHEN THEY REVIEW A FILE, WHEN THEY TALK TO AN INDIVIDUAL, THEY MUST ALSO REVIEW THEIR PAST HISTORY, THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS AND FILES OF THE HOSPITALS, DOCTORS, ANY INFORMATION THAT'S AVAILABLE ON THIS INDIVIDUAL. AND NOT JUST MAKE A DETERMINATION ON ONE INTERVIEW. ))
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Tsapel believes her son's file was never even read-- she says the decision to release him was based solely on an interview with him.
She wants the laws changed-- with an amendment called Jef's Law.
She's spent the summer trying to get that message out to the media and politicians.
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SOT 12:48:41
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((I HAVE MADE COPIES OF A PICTURE OF JEFF, AND WRITTEN LETTERS TO OVER 100 RADIO AND TV STATIONS AND NEWSPAPERS IN VIRGINIA AND SENT TO EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES THE SAME LETTER AND SAME PICTURE-- CRYING OUT FOR THEIR HELP, TOO. TO CHANGE THIS LAW.))
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OUT Q=to change this law.

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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


It turns out, what Tsapel is asking for, isn't that much off the mark from what state policy-makers are planning.
At the State Department of Mental Health, which oversees Community Service Boards, one administrator told me they are in fact, trying to create a protocol: Standard procedures for conducting screening exams such as these.
Still, some critics of the current system say they understand the importance of patient rights-- but think patient safety must come first.

5-Parenting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=parenting


Parents play a pivotal role in their children's academic performance.
Earlier today experts offered some advice on motivating children for success.
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IN Q=We're finding out more

((WE'RE FINDING OUT MORE AND MORE THAT THE EMOTIONAL STABILITY OF THE CHILD PLAYS A GREAT ROLE IN WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL ACADEMICALLY AND THAT ALSO PLAYS A ROLE WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS ADULTS.))
SUPER=01-Paula Mitchell/Columbia Lewis-Gale Medical Center;
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OUT Q=successful as adults.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley hosted its 46th annual parent- child seminar.
Psychologist Robert Plant encouraged parents to "keep the faith" even when a child's academic performance suffers.
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IN Q=I think it's important though

((ROBERT PLANT/PSYCHOLOGIST: I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THOUGH TO START EARLY TO GET THOSE VALUES INSTILLED AT AN EARLY AGE AND MAYBE YOUR KID WILL WANDER A LITTLE BIT DURING ADOLESCENCE, BUT IF THEY'RE FIRMLY ENTRENCHED THEY'LL COME BACK.))
SUPER=01-Robert Plant/Psychologist;
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OUT Q=they'll come back.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Plant says parents should practice their own set of A- B- Cs... by giving children Autonomy, a sense of Belonging, and a feeling of Competence. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Let's turn now to sports-- the Pittsburgh Steelers lost the game in the final seconds last night...
ANCHOR=Connie


And how are the Hokies handling their undefeated season? Here's Mike.

S5-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-29
GRAPHIC=2 minute ticker


Good afternoon everyone; welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
SS=Tech football


Virginia Tech breaks from Big East conference play this Saturday to meet Arkansas State at Lane Stadium. Steve Mason has today's Tech gridiron notes.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Hokies vs. Owls; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Anthony Lambo/Virginia Tech Defensive Tackle; :27
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Virginia Tech Field Goal Kicker; :43
SUPER=@Steve1; :52
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S5-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=NFL


This year's Monday Night Football games have proven one thing - that nothing can be taken for granted.
For the second straight week a sure shot game winning field goal went awry in the closing seconds.
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SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Last Night; :00


Last week a bad snap cost the Eagles, last night the Steelers were victimized when the snap to holder Mike Tomczak was off line forcing kicker Norm Johnson to just take a stab in the dark at a off center hold.
His kick was blocked and returned for a TD. Instead of winning 24-to-23, the Steelers lost it 30-to-21.
After the game snapper Jim Sweeney took the blame.
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IN Q=BITE

((JIM SWEENEY/STEELERS SNAPPER:)) ((TOM COUGHLIN/JAGUARS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Sweeney/Steelers Long Snapper; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Coughlin/Jaguars Head Coach; :08
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OUT Q=...that situation."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Much more coming your way at six including the latest blasts from Junior and an invitation to the Braves victory party.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Elton-John


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=diana


Southwest Virginians, along with many Americans, are hitting record stores today....
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


for the release of Elton John's musical tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind '97."
Listeners say its more than a way to connect with the princess, it's also re- connecting some fans to Elton John's music.
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SOT 10:39:59
IN Q=I just think

((BETTE SAUNDERS: I JUST THINK IT'S SOMETHING I WANT TO KEEP. AND I REALLY ENJOY ELTON JOHN, TOO. SO, OF COURSE, I WENT AND GOT ONE OF HIS OTHER C.D.'S ALSO. ))
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SOT 10:43:06

((PAUL CHILDERS/BLOCKBUSTER MUSIC MANAGER: THE OVERALL EXCITEMENT ON THIS RELEASE IS PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT HIGHER CONSIDERING ALL THE TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SURROUND IT, AND EVERYTHING. SO, THE PUBLIC AWARENESS IS JUST HUGE ON THIS. ))
SUPER=07-Bette Saunders; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Childers/Blockbuster Music Manager; :09
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=just huge on this
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VO-NAT


So far, the release appears to be living up to the hype.
Blockbuster Music says a dozen people were waiting outside the Roanoke County store when it opened this morning.
The single costs 3- 99. (----------------)