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Cook-Death

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=none


Good evening I'm Eric Earnhart and this is New 7.
Doctors and police investigated the death of a Pulaski County High School football player.
Tonight we have live reports from both Roanoke and Pulaski County.
Double Boxes=Eric and Denise/Microwave


We begin our coverage with Denise Allen at Victory Stadium--Denise what can you tell us?
Eric, Roanoke Police confiscated the game tapes and an autopsy was performed on 16 year old David Lee Cook Jr.
Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Denise1;
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Cook, a lineman for the Pulaski County Cougars collapsed while playing at Victory Stadium last night against William Fleming.
(Rollcue: against William Fleming.)
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VO-NAT **Denise Mic Hot**
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


He was playing defense and after what looks like a routine play he fell to the turf.
Cook was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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IN Q=A LOT OF THEM

((ROB RANSOM/WILLIAM FLEMING ATHLETIC TRAINER: A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. IT'S A TRAGEDY THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED BEFORE AND VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVEN IF THEY'VE BEEN AROUND ATHLETICS THEIR WHOLE LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Rob Ransom/William Fleming Athletic Trainer;
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OUT Q=THEIR WHOLE LIFE
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Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Ransom, says it's the unanswered questions that add even more pain to the situation.
So Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney, Don Caldwell, who is also a high school football official viewed the game tapes.
Double Boxes=Eric and Denise/Microwave


Eric, he and police determined it was a routine play.
Denise, an autopsy was scheduled for today do we know the results?
Dr. David Oxley did the autopsy but the preliminary results are inconclusive.
Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


The game tapes showed that after the play Cook got to his feet and tried to take a few steps before he collapsed.
Dr. Oxley tells us it could be several days to several weeks before the lab results are known.
He did say he could find no evidence of congenital heart problems or any other health ailment.
William Fleming did postpone their homecoming dance out of respect to Cook's family and the Pulaski team.
Eric back to you.


Roanoke-Catholic


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-64
GRAPHIC=none


High school football players were back on the field at Victory Stadium this afternoon.
And Lee Cook's death was very much on their minds. NAT SOUND TEAM CHEER
RUNS=:03
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


It was homecoming for Roanoke Catholic, as the Celtics took on the Massanutten Military Academy.
Before the pre-game warm-ups, coaches talked to the players about last night's incident.
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SOT
IN Q=We're padded up

((JOHN COOKE/ROANOKE CATHOLIC HEAD COACH: WE'RE PADDED UP, IT'S A CONTACT SPORT AND THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE FOR AN INJURY. BUT THERE'S ALSO A CHANCE FOR INJURY WHEN YOU'RE NOT IN PADS AND GOING THROUGH YOUR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES.))
SUPER=01-John Cooke/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=everyday activities.
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VO-NAT


Players, coaches and fans prayed for Lee Cook before the game started.
The players also wore black crosses on their helmets, and the cheerleaders had one on their arms, in his memory.
And as they played, a bouquet of flowers left by some William Fleming players lay in the grass in the end zone.
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Cook-folo


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=none



Double Boxes=Denise and Theresa/Microwave


Well, Denise, it's been an extremely emotional day here--
Live=Theresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Pulaski Co.;


for coaches and administrators saying their prayers and thoughts extend further than Pulaski County.
(Rollcue: Pulaski County.)
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IN Q=Pulaski is
SUPER=01-Bill Asbury/Pulaski Co. Schools Supt.; :00
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :12 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Football Coach; :30
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :
SUPER=01-Carl Lindstrom/Pulaski High School Principle; :54
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OUT Q=football game.




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Double Boxes=Eric and Theresa/Microwave


Theresa Hamilton, thank you.

Hillsville-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Accident


A man shot himself in the head after being confronted by a policeman in Hillsville.
The incident happened about 10-45 last night when police say Curtis Perkins ran his pick-up truck off the road into a creek along Route 675.
Police and rescue crews arrived on the scene shortly afterward and once an officer approached the truck, Perkins apparently shot himself in the head.
He was pronounced dead at Galax Hospital.

Women's-Memorial


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NETB
GRAPHIC=none


The nation honored women who served in conflicts from World War I to the Persian Gulf War today--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington, VA;


by dedicating the first Washington monument to women veterans and soldiers.
Spectators watched the unveiling of the memorial wall and a commemorative postage stamp collection.
The memorial also has a computer database, a fountain and reflecting pool.
The cost--21 million dollars.
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Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NETA
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


Firefighters thought they had contained a wild fire which blackened more than 5-thousand acres earlier this week, but it flared up again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orange Co., CA


It was in Black Star Canyon in Orange County.
The latest fire, which broke out about 11:30 a.m. torched more than 200 acres so far.
Six air tankers, two helicopters, and 26 engines were called in to fight the flames.
About 185 firefighters were expected to work through the night.
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=Web Watch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


In a legal first for the Internet, an attorney in a murder case is trying to get information from a newspaper's website.
And if you use music on your web page, but don't pay a licensing fee, the "Music-bot" is looking for you.
More on this week's edition of WebWatch.
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An attorney for a murder suspect has subpoened Internet records from the Ventura County Star, asking for unpublished e-mail, and demographic information about the web-site users.
The paper's on-line version published extensive reports on the trial of a another defendent in the murder case and solicited reader responses.
An attorney for the murder suspect says since the website goes beyond the newspaper's circulation area, it could contaminate jury pools in other areas.

If you use music on your web page, Broadcast Media Incorperated, or BMI, may be listening.
The music licensing agency is using a program called "Music Bot" to search the web and make sure sites using or selling music are paying the proper licensing fees.

This is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you can increase your awareness at the Washington Radiology Associates website.
The site has information about mamograms, including answers to frequently asked questions.
You can also learn about a new way to perform biopsies, without surgery.

If you love old westerns... you don't have to wait for the late late late movie...
Westerns-dot-com has six old time western's on it's web site, which you can watch, commercial free, with Microsoft's NetShow... including the first episode of the Lone Ranger.
You can also check out biographies of the stars... did you know Tonto's real name was... Harold Smith?

To saddle up and ride, mosey on over to the WebWatch page... on the WDBJ website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Trucker-Safety


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-76
GRAPHIC=none


For the most part there's been little give and take between truckers and car drivers travelling along I-81.
But, as Stacey Martin reports, one group says their often unfairly blamed for reckless driving and accidents.
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IN Q=It's a common
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Darrell Morris/Truck Driver; :13
SUPER=01-Ed Quinn/Roanoke Truck Enterprise; :49
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT; 1:15
SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:20
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=SM, News 7.


((It's a common scenario--truck drivers battling car drivers for a piece of the turf along I-81.
But, those in the trucking industry say too often they're labelled as the bad guys.
SOT 01.20.16 - 01.20.28
IN Q=You've got people

((DARRELL MORRIS/TRUCK DRIVER: YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE WHO JUST DON'T GIVE TRUCK DRIVERS RESPECT ANYMORE. THEY CUT THEM OFF, GIVE THEM THE FINGER. IT'S JUST ROUGH ON TRUCK DRIVERS. NOBODY RESPECTS A TRUCKER NO MORE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=trucker no more.


Their solution is to clear up misconceptions. Take crash rates for example.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in 1996 a little more than three percent of the accidents on the roadways involved tractor-trailers.
And, according to the American Trucking Association truck-related fatalities have dropped 27 percent since 1979.
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IN Q=I think if

((ED QUINN/ROANOKE TRUCK ENTERPRISE: )) I THINK IF YOU WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT THE RECORDS AND THE ACCIDENTS AND THE PERCENTAGES AND SO FORTH YOU WOULD FIND THAT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS REALLY SAFE. WE'RE COMMITTED SO SAFETY AND IF YOU LOOKED AT THE AMOUNT OF ACCIDENTS AND WHAT TRUCKS ARE INVOLVED IN IT YOU WOULD SAY IT'S REALLY VERY MINOR.
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=really very minor.


Truckers also say that a widening of I-81 would help resolve some of the problems. VDOT says that's an option it's already working on.
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IN Q= We know we

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE KNOW WE NEED MORE SPACE. HOW MUCH MORE SPACE DO WE NEED ON INTERSTATE 81? THE STUDIES ARE GOING TO HELP US DETERMINE THAT. IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES WE THINK THAT WE MAY NEED FOUR LANES IN EACH DIRECTION.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=in each direction.


Car and truckers say in the meantime, it would help if both sides drove more defensively.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

on-record


ANCHOR=eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=On Record


Two weeks ago American Electric Power announced a new preferred plan for its proposed high voltage power line.
While the new route lets Craig County off the hook, this plan isn't without opposition.
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VO-NAT


Residents of the Norris Run Community of Montgomery county are mobilizing against the plan.
If built, they say the new route would devastate their community.
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SOT 6:08
IN Q=IT IMPACTS ALL OF US.

((JOYCE SMITH/NORRIS RUN RESIDENT: IT IMPACTS ALL OF US, DUE TO OUR STREAMS, OUR WELLS, OUR PONDS, PEOPLE THAT ARE FARMING IN THE COMMUNITY. HOMES THAT WILL BE LOST. THE VISUAL EFFECT OF THE POWER LINE ON A VIRTUALLY MOUNTAINSIDE THAT HAS BEEN UNDISTURBED FOR YEARS. ))
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RUNS=:17
OUT Q=UNDISTURBED FOR YEARS.
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VO-NAT


A-E-P officials say the line is necessary because in a few years the company will not be able to support the demand for electricity.
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SOT 9:04
IN Q=THE RESIDENTIAL

((WILLIAM DOUGHERTY THE RESIDENTIAL GROUP IS A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THAT OVERALL SALES, IN FACT THE LOCAL SERVICE AREAS PEAK DEMAND IS APPROX 2,500 MEGAWATTS OF POWER. AND THAT'S A LOT OF POWER. BUT THEY SELL THAT MUCH IN SURPLUS POWER ALREADY. ))
SUPER=01-William Dougherty/Norris Run Resident;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=surplus power already.
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VO-NAT


To learn more about this issue, tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, We'll preview game one of the World Series tonight Washington and Lee wins its second in a row.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Virginia Cavaliers use a fourth quarter field goal to beat Duke in Charlottesville.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


It wasn't pretty but a field goal late in the game gave the Virginia Cavaliers a 13 to 10 win over the Duke Blue Devils in Charlottesville this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/JP SPORTS; :


The victory made George Welsh the winingest coach in A-C-C history passing Frank Howard.
But Duke would take the game to the end. Aaron Brooks drops back to pass but the ball is intercepted by Duke's Eric Scanlan giving the Blue Devils good field position.
Sims Lendhardt came in and booted the 23 yard field goal and the Blue Devils went in at the half trailing 10 to 3.
Virginia's fourth turnover of the day set up a Duke score. Lamar Marshall takes the handoff and goes up the middle from the three to score and the game was tied at 10 to 10 in the third quarter.
After a Duke penality late in the SUPER=36-Virginia/13/Duke/10/;fourth

quarter Virginia kicker John Allen Roberts connects on a 29 yard field goal and the Cavaliers win it 13 to 10.
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IN Q="We have to

((GEORGE WELSH/WININGEST COACH IN AC HISTORY: ))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Winingest Coach In AC History; :
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OUT Q=......here and out."
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S-Penn


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=College Football


Top ranked Penn State came from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to beat
Minnesota 16 to 15.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-State College, PA/SPCH; :


Head coach Joe Paterno walks the sideline as his Nittany Lions trail the Gophers in the fourth.
Penn State got a break Thomas Hammer fumbles the pitch and Penn State recovers the ball in good field position setting up the winning score.
Penn State goes to Tailback Curtis SUPER=36-Penn
State/16/Minnesota/15/;Enis he turns the corner and scores from 10 Yards out
and Penn State slips by Minnesota 16 to 15.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=College Football


Michigan slips by Iowa Miami beats Boston College in two overtimes VMI loses at Navy and Washington and Lee wins its second in a row.
For all of the college scores lets check the boards.
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S-Catholic


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=FFe Logo


Down at Victory Stadium this afternoon it was homecoming for the Celtics of Roanoke Catholic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Catholic vs Massanutten; :


The Celtics celebrated homecoming this afternoon by retiring the jersey of former running back P.J. Moyer.
Catholic's ground game was good for a score in the first quarter. Tony Reed takes the handoff from his brother Terron Reed who takes over the left side for the touchdown.
The Celtics faked the extra point SUPER=36-Roanoke

Catholic/25/Massanutten/13/; and scored the two point conversion but it was called back because of a penalty but Catholic goes on to win the game 25 to 13.
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S-Series


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=World Series


The World Series begins tonight in Miami as the Florida Marlins and Cleveland Indians go for the championship.
This is the first World Series for the Marlins and the excitement in the bay area has definitely caught the eyes of the Indians.
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IN Q="Just to see.

((DAVE JUSTICE/INDIANS OUTFIELDER: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Justice/Indians Outfielder; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=.....SEE THAT."
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VO-NAT (Cont.)
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :


Oral Hershiser the 1988 series M-V-P will take the mound for the Indians. Hershiser has a 3 and 1 record in the fall classic.
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IN Q="I'd like...

((ORAL HERSHISER/INDIANS STARTING PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Oral Hershiser/Indians Starting Pitcher; :
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OUT Q=.....and Mussina."
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Rookie Livan Hernandez will start for the Marlins. Wx-Tape
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