12:00-01

TOBACCO

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


The historic second-hand smoke trial in Miami has come to an end with a multi million dollar out of court settlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


Some 60-thousand flight attendants sued the tobacco industry for five billion dollars, claiming they got sick from breathing smoke from passengers' cigarettes.
Four months into the trial both sides have agreed to a 300 million dollar settlement.
The case was the first second-hand smoke claim to ever make it to trial.
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Nobel-prize


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nobel prize


A human rights organization propelled to the limelight by Princess Diana has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Tom Fenton reports from London.
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10:00:00
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Oslo, Norway; :31
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; 1:04
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=cbs news, London.

((
BY GIVING THE PRIZE TO THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LAND MINES, THE NOBEL COMMITTEE IS IN EFFECT ALSO HONORING DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
THIS WAS HER LAST IMPORTANT CAUSE, THE ONE SHE WAS MOST CONCERNED WITH AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH.
Diana threw herself into the anti-landmine campaign with the energy and committment that was typical of her. She went to Angola to see for herself the devastating effects of anti-personnel mines, knowing that her presence would ensure world-wide publicity for the campaign. It was not a fashionable cause when Diana took it up. but by the time of the Oslo conference last month, 90 nations had agreed to the landmine ban. the campaign was coordinated by Jody Williams, who will receive the prize along with the organization. she told norwegian television this morning that she hopes the united states, which refuses to agree to the ban, will change its mind now. JODY WILLIAMS: (VOICE ONLY) BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER SIGNIFICANT COUNTRIES FOR WHATEVER REASON DID NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HUMANITY ON THIS ISSUE.
This will place more pressure on president clinton, who wants an exception to the treaty to allow the united states to continue to use land mines in korea.
That's important for the pentagon, which sees the land mines as essential for the protection of American troops in South Korea.
Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))

pauline


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


Hundreds of Mexican military doctors and nurses have descended on that country's Pacific Coast following yesterday's devastating hurricane.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Acapulco, Mexico;

4:03:06
Pauline slammed into the resort town of Acapulco killing more than 100.
With 100 mile- per- hour winds, Pauline unleashed deadly rains that swept away cars, boulders, even people.
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IN Q=

((HOMERO/NAVA/WTN PHOTOGRAPHER:IT WAS TERRIBLE. I HAVE OVERED SOME OTHER HURRICANES IN THE CARIBBEAN, BUT I VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE. MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE MOUNTAINS AROUND ACAPULCO, THE WATER CAME WITH UNBELIEVABLE FORCE AND DESTROYED EVERYTHING IT ENCOUNTERED. THE MAIN ROADS ARE TOTALLY CUT." ))
SUPER=02-Homero Nava/News Photographer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=are totally cut.
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VO-NAT


Pauline was downgraded to a tropical depression overnight, but is still considered a flood threat.
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REAGAN-TAPES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign financing


White House attorneys continue combing the archives looking for more fundraising videotapes to turn over to the Justice Department.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-White House Video;


Meantime, a 19-87 videotape has surfaced indicating possible campaign fundraising abuses by the Reagan administration.
President Reagan is shown asking Republican donors inside the White House for their help.
Democrats suggest the video shows a solicitation within the White House long before Vice President Gore made fund-raising phone calls.
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clinton-irs


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


The White House is hoping to change the way the I-R-S deals with taxpayers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


This morning the President and Vice President unveiled a package of reforms that includes simpler forms, new taxpyer rights, and a 24 hour advice line.
The plan also calls for the establishment of an I-R-S board of trustees, with the majority of its members coming from the private sector.
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11:03:04
IN Q=this board will review
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=treatment they deserve.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=NONE


The plan was spurred in part by last month's Congressional hearings, which featured horror stories of taxpayer harassment.


Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A single car accident took the life of a man in Roanoke County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The accident happened on Yellow Mountain Road.
Police say Jacob Wickert lost control of his vehicle and drove over an embankment.
The car then became airborne and landed on Route 2-20 North.
Wickert died at the scene.
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E-Sartomer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Chatham plastics plant could be risking the public's health, that's what the Environmental Protection Agency claims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


The E-P-A says the plant has been burning hazardous waste without checking the incinerator or keeping proper records.
According to the E-P-A, Cook Composites also failed to inspect waste monitoring and safety equipment.
The lawsuit says Cook saved money by skipping these steps, but now the plant faces a fine of 253-thousand-dollars.
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SOT 16:19:56
IN Q=Can they operate

((STEVE LAW/NEIGHBOR: CAN THEY OPERATE WITHIN THE LAW? AND APPARENTLY THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO. IT'S POSSIBLE BUT IT WOULD COST THEM EXTRA MONEY. AND THIS IS BASICALLY A MATTER OF SPENDING LESS OF THEIR MONEY, BUT THAT RISKS THE LIFE OF EVERYBODY AT CHATHAM HIGH AND THIS COMMUNITY AND YOU AND ME.))
SUPER=01-Steve Law/Neighbor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q= and you and me
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VO-NAT


The plant manager says many of these charges are not true, and he's appealing the others.
Meanwhile, Cook's sister company next door, Sartomer, will ask the Board of Supervisors for permission to expand later this month.
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E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll

***ANCHOR TAG***
Election Day is just about three weeks away with no clear leader in the race for governor.
Ellen Qualls reports on the findings of the latest NEWS 7 Mason-Dixon poll.
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IN Q=43-percent
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :34
SUPER=@Ellen1; :58
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( 43-percent of likely voters say they like Don Beyer.
43- percent like Jim Gilmore.
That's about where these guys have been since January.
The poll was taken AFTER Monday night's debate.
In a regional breakdown...
The pair are tied in the Roanoke- Lynchburg area, both at 44-percent.
In Southside, Gilmore's up by four percentage points over Beyer.
The margin of error is three-and-a-half points either way.
In Southwest Virginia, they're in that statistical tie again at 43 and 42 percent.
Beyer's up in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
Gilmore's up everywhere else in the state.
sot 18:02;32

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TYPICALLY VOTES HEAVIER WHEN THERE'S A FEDERAL ELECTION ON THE BALLOT THEN WHEN THERE ARE STATEWIDE ELECTIONS. SO OBVIOUSLY IT'S GOING TO BE IN DON BEYER'S INTEREST TO FIND SOME WAY OF PUMPING UP THE TURNOUT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA SO IT WOULD APPROXIMATE WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN A FEDERAL ELECTION OR WHAT HAPPENED IN 1994 WHEN NORTHERN VIRGINIA WAS REALLY DECISIVE FOR CHUCK ROBB.))
runs=:23

tack standup on here
In terms of close races, Doug Wilder won the governor's race in 1989 by a historically thin margin -- but PRE-election polls showed the race four to 20 points apart, depending on whose polls you believed.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


For a closer look at the numbers...
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Jim Gilmore has withdrawn from a planned October 21st debate in Norfolk. In a letter to the sponsoring group of state capitol reporters, Gilmore's campaign manager cited "outrageous behavior" by Don Beyer as the reason.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Monday;


The letter cited Monday night's debate in Richmond where Beyer accused Gilmore -- a former prosecutor -- of making plea bargains in 35 child molestation cases.
A Beyer aide acknowledged a misstatement on the number of written plea deals.
But the aide said Gilmore is making excuses because he doesn't want to debate.
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S-Johnson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Bob Johnson


More supporters jumped on the re-election train for Bob Johnson as he tries to retain his seat on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Members of the school board voiced their support for Johnson's campaign.
In accepting the support Johnson praised the efforts of the school board and board of supervisors in working on the Blue Ribbon Commission.
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SOT 16.12.30 - 16.12.41
IN Q=I think the

((BOB JOHNSON/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CANDIDATE: I THINK THE BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION REPRESENTED FOR ALL SEGMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY AND EVERY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT HAS SEEN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND SCHOOL BOARD WORK TOGETHER FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Board of Supervisors Candidate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=for our children.
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VO-NAT


Board members praised Johnson for his help in improving the County's schools including adding classrooms to Northside High School.
Johnson is currently the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
His opponent Don Terp has said that if elected he could save the county as much as three million dollars a year.
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County-GOP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=roanoke county


Meantime Roanoke County Republicans are speaking out about support Johnson has garnered from four G-O-P leaders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


At a press conference this morning, Republican committee members clarified the individuals who endorsed Johnson do NOT represent views of the party.
They say they want the record clear that party authorization was not given to the endorsement.
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SOT 11:09:56:17
IN Q=Roanoke County

((HUGH KEY/REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN:ROANOKE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS NOT AND WILL NOT TAKE A POSITION TO ENDORSE ANYONE IN THIS RACE. NO VOTE WAS TAKEN OR EVEN SUGGESTED AT ANY REPUBLICAN MEETING AND NONE WILL BE))
SUPER=01-Hugh Key/Republican Chairman;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=none will be
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VO-NAT


Republican party chairpersons say supporting an opposing party candidate violates the spirit of Republicans working together.
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VERSACE


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


Clothing designer Gianni Versace may be gone but his fashions live on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


Last night in Miami, designer Donatella Versace unveiled the first Versace signature collection since her brother's murder in July.
The 19-98 spring summer collection included the body molding gowns for which Versace was famous.
Donatella has taken over the artistic direction of the design label.
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Hornsby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-66)
GRAPHIC=NONE


After nine years away, Bruce Hornsby returned to the Roanoke Valley to play with the Roanoke Symphony before a sold-out crowd.
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SOT 07:00:57
IN Q=MUSIC...white wheeled limousine
OUT Q=was standing low...
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SOT 07:30:03
IN Q=It's just a challenge

((IT'S JUST A CHALLENGE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALL TOGETHER, THAT WE'RE ALL IN SYNC. WE KNOW THE ARRANGEMENTS... BECAUSE OUR BAND IS VERY SPONTANEOUS AND WE LEFT THE RECORD ARRANGEMENTS A LONG TIME AGO. AND SO THESE ARE MORE LIKE THE RECORDS, SO IT'S FUN TO GET BACK AND DO THAT AGAIN.))
SUPER=07-Bruce Hornsby; :07
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=do that again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Williamsburg native says he is now working on his sixth album but fans will have to wait a while.
The album isn't due to hit the record stores until sometime next year.
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SOT 07:32:26
IN Q=Oh who knows

((I WAS ON THE ROAD FOR TWO AND A HALF MONTHS THIS SUMMER. SO I HAD ALL THIS TIME ON MY HANDS AND I STARTED WRITING ALL THESE SONGS. AND I LIKED WHAT I WAS WRITING AND IT WAS STUPID NOT TO RECORD THEM... SO I'M JUST RECORDING SOME MORE.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=recording some more.
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VO-NAT


Hornsby promised the audience in Salem, that it won't take him another nine years to return.
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E-Italian-Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're looking for a way to spend the weekend, how about a trip to Italy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The four day Italian Festival kicked off last night in Lynchburg.
It features carnival rides, a midway, live entertainment and of course a wide variety of Italian dishes.
Last year's festival was nearly wiped out by Hurricane Fran, and organizers say they'll need some big crowds to break even this year.
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SOT 11:21;15
IN Q=Bottom line is

((MIKE BUSCEMI/SONS OF ITALY: BOTTOM LINE IS PAYING BACK EVERYBODY FROM LAST YEAR. THAT'S WHAT THE BOTTOM LINE IS. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO IS JUST GET OUT OF LAST YEAR AND COVER THIS YEAR AND THEN WE'RE JUST GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT IT AND SEE WHAT WE WANT TO DO NEXT YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Sons of Italy; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=do next year.
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VO-NAT


City officials say events like the Italian Festival are helping to revitalize the downtown area.
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SOT 6:50:17
IN Q=We're so glad

((STEVIE DOVEL/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE EVERYBODY COME DOWN AND SEE THE RIVERFRONT, IT HELPS EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO IN DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG, YES.))
SUPER=01-Stevie Dovel/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=downtown Lynchburg, yes.
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VO-NAT


The Sons of Italy is hoping to raise enough money to build a new chapter lodge.
The festival runs through Sunday night.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Mostly/Clear/50-53/Mostly/Sunny/70-74;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/48-52/Mostly/Sunny/72-75;
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S-Rail-Rally


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


It was the union's turn to give its opinion of the proposed Conrail take over yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


"Just say no" was the message carried by rail union members rallying in Elmwood Park.
They want to increase public and political awareness of the jobs that could be lost in the deal whereby Norfolk Southern and C-S-X "carve-up" Conrail.
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SOT=16:53:17
IN Q=I was here

((SONNY STIMLING/PROTESTER;I WAS HERE IN 84 WHEN NORFOLK AND WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MERGED. THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT WAS ABOUT 40-THOUSAND IN BOTH RAILROADS ,NOW IT'S 20-THOUSAND. ROANOKE VALLY LOST ABOUT 25-THOUSAND JOBS SINCE 1984 SO TO SOUTHERN AND NORFOLK AND WESTERN MERGE AND THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT. ))
SUPER=01-Sonny Stimling/Protester
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=any different.
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VO-NAT


N-S spokeswoman Susan Terpay insists the take over will benefit this area.
She says it will actually create 188 new jobs in Roanoke.
The merger would create a single-line rail service, meaning trains would be able to travel southeast-to-northeast without having to change rail service.
Supporters say this will increase efficiency and attract the business of those who currently transport their goods by truck.
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Indians


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit 04:26:08)
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


The Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians are tied in the race for the American League pennant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB-FOX Sports;


Cal Ripken tied the action at Camden Yards in the second with a two-run homer.
And later Mike Bordick drove Ripken home with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth.
But Marquis Grissom pulled the Indians into the winning position by clubbing a three-run homer in the top of the eighth.
Indians even up the series with the 5 to 4 win.
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Dean


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ST5-30)
SS=COLLEGE HOOPS


Tar Heels coach Dean Smith ended the Rumors yesterday at a news conference announcing his retirement.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :


The 66- year- old Smith has coached the Tar Heels for 36 years and he's the winningest coach in College basketball history.
Smith said his health is good and he's leaving with no disputes or disagreements with the school.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO

((DEAN SMITH/RETIRES AS CAROLINA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dean Smith/Retires as Carolina Head Coach; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=........VERY WELL."
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VO-NAT


Smith's assistant of 31 years Bill Guthridge will fill the vacated position.
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Girls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Girl-97
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


It was the Lady Vikings'inaugural game in their new gym last night and Northside celebrated by beating The Lady Cavaliers of Lord Botetourt.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs Cavaliers; :


The new 23-hundred seat facility was sparkling as Northside hosted Lord Botetourt.
Northside would take the early lead going inside to Crystal Barrett who scores the easy put back.
But the Lady Cavaliers come right back as Kim Daughtery takes the ball coast to coast and scores trimming the Lady Viking lead.
Northside again works the inside SUPER=34-Northside/42/Botetourt/26/;

this time Barrett misses and rebounds her own shot to score and the Lady Vikings win it 42 to 26.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


This is week seven of Friday Football Extra and here's a look at the games we will cover tonight.
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SOT
IN Q=First team
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=.....last team."
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BV-Promo


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


It's a big day in Buena Vista.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/1995;


The city is holding a ceremony marking completion of a 19-million dollar flood control project.
It includes a levee and flood wall, to protect downtown Buena Vista from the Maury River when it rises.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Politicians and townspeople are on hand for the event, and we'll have more on it tonight on News-7 at 5 and 6.

Meteor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:30:45)
GRAPHIC=none


Residents are El Paso, Texas are probably still star gazing
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-El Paso, TX;

after a loud boom and a bright flash in the sky got their attention last night.
A meteor hit land about twenty- seven miles from the city.
It shook homes and rattled windows.
Officials at the McDonald Observatory say it's rare to see a meteor as bright as this one in daylight hours.
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