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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NewsHd
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VO-NAT


Funeral services are set for 16 year old Danny Lee Cook... the cause of his death is still unknown.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And your holiday trip to Valley View Mall may be a bit easier... next year.
News 7 at 6 is next.

Sports-Head


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


In sports, The N-B-A comes to the Valley tonight scores and Highlights from the N-F-L
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VO-NAT ENG#


Late Model Stock Car Fans will have to wait until next Saturday for the Taco Bell 300 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


The rain moves up the coast, and the sun comes back for a few days-- but by the middle of the week, you'll need to dust off your winter jacket.
The forecast details are coming up.

Pulaski-Death


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-76
GRAPHIC=none


The death of a Pulaski County football player is still riveting the high school athletic community.
The chief medical examiner has ruled out a heart attack or spinal trauma in the death of 16-year-old Danny Lee Cook.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Cook collapsed after a routine play in Friday night's game against William Fleming.
He was pronounced dead at a near-by hospital.
A review of the game tapes by police and Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney did NOT find anything unusual.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday afternoon at 4 at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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581-Interchange


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 581 could begin by the end of the year, and it now appears the project WILL include a bicycle and pedestrian lane across the highway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new interchange will be built near Valley View Mall to improve the flow of traffic around the shopping area.
It should be completed by the holiday shopping season of 1998.
Roanoke City Council will approve a construction bid this week, and City Manager Bob Herbert is recommending the low bid that INCLUDES construction of the bike path and walkway.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


The path will add about 500- thousand dollars to the cost of the interchange.
But it will also advance plans for a new greenway along Lick Run, that will connect downtown Roanoke with Valley View Mall.

Beyer-Paper


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


Political endorsements are starting to come in from the state's newspapers.
Don Beyer is being endorsed by the Newport News Daily Press.
It's the first big paper to express a preference this year.
The paper says it is supporting Beyer because of his stands on abortion, taxes and education, among other issues.
Republican Jim Gilmore says he's disappointed but feels the people support him.


Bryant


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Preston Bryant


He's taken a beating from his opponent on the issue of education, but Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant proudly announced he's been endorsed by the Virginia Education Association.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wednesday;


Bryant says the endorsement refutes Democrat Jimmy Feinman's claims that Bryant has been an enemy of public education.
Bryant calls those accusations "vicious and inflammatory."
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOME PRETTY SHARP VOTERS HERE IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA, AND THE MORE OUTRAGEOUS AND OUTLANDISH STATEMENTS THAT ARE MADE LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE IN THESE MAILINGS, WHERE I WANT TO SHUT DOWN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THAT'S SO OUTRAGEOUS AND OUTLANDISH THAT NOBODY'S GOING TO BELIEVE THAT.))
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OUT Q=to believe that.
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VO-NAT


The V-E-A gave Bryant a 90 percent approval rating for his work in the 1997 General Assembly.
Bryant is one of just 21 Republicans to receive a V-E-A endorsement this year.
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Social-Services


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence


Each year, an estimated three to four million women in the United States are beaten by their spouse or boyfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Friday;


That's just one of the statistics shared at a seminar this week in Wytheville.
The meeting was attended by local authorities as well as domestic violence advocates and members of the community.
SUPER=03-Hillsville/April;


The panel also included a former victim of domestic violence-- whose girlfriend was murdered by her husband, earlier this year, in Hillsville.
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((AMY CRESSELL/FORMER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM:IT'S NOT RIGHT, PEOPLE ACCEPT IT A LOT OF TIMES IN SOCIETY AS BEING NORMAL, BUT IT'S NOT NORMAL JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T BLACK YOUR EYE OR HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY VIOLENT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT ABUSIVE, IF HE JUST CALLS YOU TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE COMES HOME FROM WORK THAT'S STILL ABUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Amy Cressell/Former Domestic Violence Victim; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=still abuse.
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VO-NAT


The seminar, which was free of charge, was organized by the Wythe and Smyth County Domestic Violence Task Forces.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Healthy living may require more than taking a daily vitamin, exercising regularly and practicing preventative medicine.
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VO-NAT


It may also mean making sure your home is free from health hazards.
We'll tell you who to call to get inspections for your home to make sure dangerous chemicals are not seeping through any cracks.
That's coming up in a few minutes, after this check on the weather with Andrew Freiden.
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ANCHOR=Andrew

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Women's-Memorial


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none

edit of 15:02:34
A second day of tributes today in Washington for the women of the U-S Armed Forces.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington, VA;


Wreath-laying ceremonies took place at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater honoring nearly two million women who served in the U.S. military.
Nearly 30,000 women veterans and active-duty servicewomen are taking part in a four-day series of events connected with the new memorial.
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((BOB DOLE: ARLINGTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN HALLOWED GROUND. IT IS NOW EVEN MORE SO WITH THE COMPLETION OF WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL. THE WOMEN'S MEMORIAL HAS ALREADY TAKEN ITS PLACE IN OUR NATION'S COLLECTION OF MOST SACRED PLACES. AND ITS POWERS ARE IMMEDIATELY APPARENT BY DRAWING TOGETHER THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JOINING TO REMEMBER, TO DRAW STRENGTH AND TO GIVE THANKS. IT IS SUCCEEDING IN ITS TIMELESS OBJECTIVE.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Women who served as military nurses were also honored with a special wreath-laying ceremony today at the Spirit of Nursing statue, dedicated to the Nurses Corp.

Tylenol-Labels


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Medical News


Too much of a good thing can be harmful to your health--especially for children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Makers Tylenol will tell parents for the first time through labels and advertising that too much of the medicine can harm their children.
Relatively small overdoses of acetaminophen (UH-SET-UH-MEN-O-FEN), Tylenol's active ingredient, have been blamed for liver damage and even deaths in children in the United States.
The F-D-A wants manufacturers to explain correct dosages for children under 2 years old, instead of using the current labels that simply tell parents to consult their doctors.
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Health-Fair


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-75
GRAPHIC=none


If you're trying to keep your family healthy, doctors visits and healthy eating only seem natural.
But what about a home inspection?
Could your house be a health hazard?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Home inspections check for more than structural weaknesses in the house.
Inspectors often look for health hazards such as poisonous gases and materials.
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IN Q=IT'S SORT OF

((ROBERT BOWER/HOME INSPECTOR: IT'S SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE CALL A SICK HOME SYNDROME. OUR HOUSES ARE SO CLOSE, SO WELL INSULATED, SO TIGHT. THIS IS FOR EFFICIENCY IN HEATING AND COOLING THAT AIR IS TRAPPED IN THE HOUSE. IF RADON WHICH IS A NATURALLY DECAYING OCCURRENCE FROM THE SUBSOIL COMES INTO THE HOUSE IT COULD BE EQUIVALENT TO SMOKING TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES A DAY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Bower/Home Inspector;
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OUT Q=CIGARETTES A DAY
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VO-NAT


Bower says home inspectors look for problems while home assessors just place a value on the house.
He says every home should be inspected before it's purchased.
Bower was among the many vendors at the second annual Salem Family Health Awareness Day.
Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, even chiropractic screenings were available.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta


Roanoke may not have its own professional basketball team but that's not stopping hoop headliners from playing in the star city.
Roy Stanley will be here with more on that game and other sports news.
And, Andrew Freiden will take another look at the weather when the newscast continues.
Comm #2


Parenting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Parenting


There's a rumor spreading across the country about 500 dollar savings bonds that the Gerber baby food company is giving away.
But, there's one major problem--it's not true-- but tens of thousands of parents are falling for it.
Herb Weisbaum has more.
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SUPER=01-David Austrum/US Postal Inspector; 1:51
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((I WASN T TRYING TO HARM ANYONE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD DEAL, SO IF YOU CAN SHARE IN SOMETHING GOOD, WHY NOT TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS?
I CALLED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAD CHILDREN. I CALLED FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS WHO HAD CHILDREN.
ACTUALLY I TOLD MY FRIEND WHO S A DAYCARE PROVIDER AND SHE TOLD ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND ALL OF HER PARENTS WHO COME INTO HER DAYCARE.
These women come all thought they were doing something good...
...sharing the news of a five hundred dollar windfall for parents of young children.
BECAUSE IT SOUNDED SO GOOD IT JUST SNOWBALLED.
GERBER AISLE/documents The money supposedly was being handed out by the Gerber Baby food company as part of a legal settlement. Any parent with a child under the age of 12, the notices say, can claim the savings bond by sending a copy of the child s Social Security Card and birth certificate to a post office box in Minneapolis.
STANDUP: IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. AND IN FACT, IT IS! THERE WAS NO GERBER LAWSUIT. THERE WAS NO GERBER SETTLEMENT. THERE IS NO FREE SAVINGS BOND. SO WHAT S GOING ON HERE? APPARENTLY, GERBER S NAME GOT CONNECTED TO A MINNEAPOLIS POST OFFICE BOX USED TO PROCESS CLAIMS IN AN INFANT FORMULA CASE. A REFUND OFFER THAT S LONG SINCE EXPIRED.
PRODUCT/FAXES Gerber had nothing to do with THAT lawsuit. But word of the bogus Gerber offer keeps getting passed around.
In San Diego, Jamie Menne found the message on the internet.
AND IF YOU HAD A KID BETWEEN 1985 AND 1997 UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YOU CAN GET A 500 DOLLAR SAVINGS BOND.
SUPER: Video from: GERBER Gerber says once the rumor took off, it s phone lines lit up. The company has handled more than 50-THOUSAND calls!
Gerber is trying to fight back, putting out the word that the offer is a hoax.
But the letters keep pouring in to that Minneapolis post office box.
THIS PAST 2 OR 3 MONTHS WE ARE AVERAGING TWO THOUSAND PIECES OF MAIL A DAY. SUPER: David Austrum/US Postal Inspector THIS IS JUST CRAZY. IT S WILDFIRE.
MORE LETTERS It s impossible to know when this will end. Rumors like this can circulate for years! But some of those who have been fooled once say they won t make the same mistake again.
NEXT TIME, BEFORE I SEND IT TO ANYBODY, IT WILL STOP AT MY DESK AND MY COMPUTER AND I WILL LOOK INTO IT.
HERB TAG: GOOD ADVICE. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU RE BEING TOLD TO SEND IN PERSONAL INFORMATION LIKE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER... SOMETHING THAT COULD BE USED BY A CON ARTIST TO RIP YOU OFF. WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT S HAPPENING HERE... BUT YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL. LUCKILY IN THIS CASE, THE POSTAL SERVICE IS RETURNING ALL THE MAIL SENT TO THAT MINNEAPOLIS PO BOX. HERB WEISBAUM, CBS NEWS, SEATTLE.))


Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The Taco Bell 300 was postponed today U-V-A wins its second straight A-C-C game The Cowboys come back from last weeks loss to the Washington.
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VO-NAT ENG#


But a strong Oiler running game beats the Redskins this afternoon in Memphis.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Oilers


The Tennessee Oilers used a strong running game this afternoon to knock off the Washington Redskins 28 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/FOX SPORTS; :


Before the Redskins knew it they were down by two touchdowns in the first half this Rodney Thomas three yard run for a touchdown made it 21 to nothing in the third.
But Gus Frerotte and Henry Ellard started a comeback in the third quarter. On this play he hooks up with Ellard on this 13 yard touchdown pass to make it 21 to 7.
Then less than five minutes later the two hook up again. This time its a 10 yard pass to Ellard and the Redskins were back in the game in the third quarter.
But The Oilers remained with their SUPER=30-Tennessee/28/Washington/14/;

ground game caping a 10 play 80 yard drive when Eddie George scored his second T-D of the game and Tennessee beats Washington 28 to 14.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Jags


Emmitt Smith scored his first rushing touchdown of the season as Dallas snapped a 2 game losing streak with a 26 to 22 win over Jacksonville.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NBC SPORTS; :


The Jaguars fell behind in the second quarter by 3.
Then early in the third quarter Troy Aikman tosses the 3 yard touchdown pass to Stephen williams and the Cowboys upped that lead to 19 to 7.
But the Jaguars slowly clawed their way back into the game when Mark Brunell hit Derek Brown on the 2 yard touchdown the 2 point conversion made it 22 to 19.
Then the Cowboys called on Hershel SUPER=30-Dallas/26/Jacksonville/22/;

Walker playing in place of the Moose. He catches this Aikman pass and he races into the end zone from 64 yards out and the Cowboys win it 26 to 22.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


The Panthers pick up a win this afternoon and the Jets knock off the Patriots. For all of the N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


Virginia's 13-10 victory over Duke yesterday not only kept the Cavs unbeaten in their last three but also uncovered some performances.
Steve Mason recaps this unusual ACC rivalry from Charlottesville.
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((The Virginia/Duke game ended just like the Cavaliers previous 2 contest; in victory. But that's where the similarities stop. For the first time in eight quarters; The Cavs turned the ball over... five times to be exact. Not even the mistakes could prevent the Wahoos third sttraight win; one that left head coach George Welsh at a loss. ((:))
Germane Crowell's touchdown grab accounted for 31 of the Wahoos 323 offensive yards. UVa's ground game was held under the century mark do to an in affective offensive line. ((THOMAS JONES:))
Duke had a 6 minute advantage in time of possession; yet the Blue Devils could only manage 190 offensive yards as Rick Lantz's defense came to a struggling offense's rescue. ((POINDEXTER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((CHRIS COMBS:))
Shannon Taylor played with Comb's at Patrick Henry, and was one of many surpised by the call. ((:))
Virginia has won three confernce games for the first time in two seasons. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


Its showtime in the Star City tonight as the N-B-A brings its preseason caravan to the Roanoke Civic Center where we also find Mike Stevens this evening.
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SUPER=01-Flip Saunders/Minnesota Head Coach; :44
SUPER=04-Last Week; 1:09
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OUT Q=.....at 11.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


Race Fans will have to wait for the richest Late Model Stock Car race at the Martinsville Speedway.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :


The Taco Bell 300 was scheduled to be run today but track officials at the Speedway decided to postpone the event and bring all the cars back next Saturday for the race.
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((STEVE SHEPHERD/PUBLIC RELATIONS: ))
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OUT Q=.....qualifying races."
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VO-NAT (cont.)


Over 110 cars are scheduled to qualify for the 42 car field. And the drivers will not be able to touch the cars until next Saturday.
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S-Series


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Indians/Marlins


Game two of the World Series is tonight in Miami. Florida will start Kevin Brown against the Cleveland Indians Chad Ogea.
The Marlins won last night's series opener 7 to 4.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Promo


It was supposed to be a routine rescue attempt of a crippled ship until something went wrong.
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VO-NAT


A tanker came to the aid of a yacht stranded at sea, but the tanker instead smashed into the yacht--breaking it apart and sending it sinking into the ocean.
Crew members on board the yacht frantically tried to flee the crumbling yacht.
We'll tell you about the safe ending to this tragic story tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
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