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News-head

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Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
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The shock is wearing off as people in the plains get to work digging out of the early blizzard.
The endorsements are starting to roll in for candidates for state office in Virginia.
And the Mill Mountain Zoo begins another drive to build Ruby a new home.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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News 7 at 11 is next.

S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
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Bam Morris carried the ball 36 times for 176 yards a career best as the Baltimore Ravens beat Washington 20 to 17.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/NBC SPORTS; :


The Ravens took the advantage early in the first quarter Vinny Testaverde hooks up with Derrick Alexander on the 13 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing.
But after a Brian Mitchell 61 yard punt return Gus Frerotte pump fakes and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 15 yard touchdown toss and the game was tied at 7 to 7.
Baltimore came right back Testaverde hands off to Morris who goes up the middle from the five to score and the Ravens went back on top 14 to 7.
The Ravens led 17 to 7 but Frerotte throws his second T-D of the game hooking up with Brian Mitchell who dances into the end zone to make it 17 to 14 in the third.
After a Testaverde fumble and SUPER=30-Baltimore/20/Washington/17/;

trailing 20 to 14 Scott Blanton nails this 26 yard field goal but the Redskins come up short 20 to 17.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Eagles


Field goals were the only scores until the games final minute as the Philadelphia Eagles slipped by the Dallas Cowboys 13 to 12.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :


Ray Rhodes checking the action from the sideline.
He watched his defense go to work on this play sacking Cowboy Troy Aikman for the first of five sacks on the day and this one sent Aikman to the shower with a concussion in the first quarter.
All of the Cowboys points were scored on field goals Richie Cunningham boots this 35 yarder and Dallas led 9 to nothing in the second quarter.
But the play of the day came in SUPER=30-Philadelphia/13/Dallas/12/; the

final 45 seconds of the game. Eagle Quarterback Rodney Peete hits Chad Lewis with the 8 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles win it 13 to 12.
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D.C. United defends its major league soccer championship. More on that later on Mornin'.

Blizzard


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


People in the western Plain states are still digging out, and recovering from the shock of this weekend's early blizzard.
And they're wondering what the rest of their winter will be like...
Reporter Jennifer Windrum has more.
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SUPER=01-Jennifer Windrum/Reporting; 1:28
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(( MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE HEARTLAND-- ARE WONDERING RIGHT ABOUT NOW-- WHAT HAPPENED TO FALL.

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THE PUNISHING BLIZZARD THAT ROARED IN-- LATE FRIDAY... IS STILL CAUSING HAVOC TO A REGION USED TO SNOW.... JUST NOT THIS EARLY.

NAT SOT: I WAS GOING TO MOW THE LAWN TODAY-- BUT I GUESS I WON'T NOW.


INSTEAD OF RAKING LEAVES AND WATCHING FOOTBALL.... SUNDAY WAS SPENT DIGGING OUT CARS... (NAT PAUSE) ... AND CUTTING DOWN TREES THAT SNAPPED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE WET SNOW...
NAT: "THERE IT GOES...."
THE DOWNED TREES ARE JUST ONE OF THE ROADBLOCKS IN THE WAY OF RESCUE VEHICLES .... ALSO TRYING TO AVOID SNOWDRIFTS UP TO 15-FEET HIGH -- AS THEY SEARCH FOR STRANDED MOTORISTS... AND OVERTURNED CARS.

SOT: SCOTT MAY/STRANDED MOTORIST

SHE JUST GOT ONE TIRE OFF INTO THE SNOW THERE-- AND IT WAS ALL OVER-- LITERALLY./15:53:37:00ISH
AT THE SAME TIME, REPAIR CREWS ARE OUT ON THE ROADS IN FULL FORCE... ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR OFF DOWNED POWER LINES AND RESTORE SERVICE....

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AT LEAST ONE DEATH IS BEING BLAMED ON THE STORM.... IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, A WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN A CANDLE -- --LEFT UNATTENDED-- SET FIRE TO HER HOUSE.... BECAUSE OF THE STORM...FIREFIGHTERS COULDN'T REACH THE AREA FOR HALF AN HOUR.

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FOR THOSE THAT DON'T CALL COLORADO, NEBRASKA, WYOMING, IOWA AND NEIGHBORING STATES HOME.... DENVER'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS THEIR SALVATION ... AFTER A NIGHT OF BEING STRANDED, PASSENGERS WAITED AND HOPED FOR A TICKET EAST OR SOUTH.... ANYWHERE WHERE IT ISN'T SNOWING.
STANDUP: FORECASTERS IN COLORADO ARE CALLING THE BLIZZARD OF FALL 1997-- THE SECOND-WORST THIS CENTURY... REGARDLESS, TO THOSE STILL WITHOUT POWER-- IT'S CREATED A WINTER WAR ZONE -- AND IT'S ONLY LATE OCTOBER.
JENNIFER WINDRUM FOR CBS NEWS, OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A single-engine plane was left dangling in tree limbs after crashing in rain and fog today near Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The accident happened near Stanardsville which is north of Charlottsville.
Officials say one man, possibly the pilot, was killed-- he's believed to be the only person aboard the plane.
His body was found beneath the wreckage.
According to police the plane was a four-seater Cessna registered in Florida.
Authorities have ``not'' identified the victim.


Train-Excursion


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-67
GRAPHIC=AMTRAK


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is hoping this weekend's Amtrak excursion from Roanoke is a sign of things to come.
The National Railway Historical Society organized the trips to Bluefield, West Virginia and Luray, Virginia.
More than 12-hundred riders took advantage of the opportunity.
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SUPER=@File;


It was the first excursion on Norfolk Southern tracks since the retirement of the old 6-11 steam engine nearly three years ago.
This weekend's trips sold out quickly.
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SOT 10:31:28
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE STATE STUDY INDICATED THAT IF AMTRAK BROUGHT PASSENGER SERVICE TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IT COULD BE PROFITABLE. THIS IS JUST A CLEAR INDICATION THAT THE PUBLIC WANTS TO RIDE ON TRAINS.))
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VO-NAT
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The Amtrak Superliner was just in town for the weekend.
And the future of Amtrak nationally is uncertain.
Congress has delayed the Amtrak bill which provides 2-point-3 billion dollars for improvements and operation changes.
The rail service could go broke in a few months if it's not funded.
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((BOWERS: IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WANTS TO SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IN ROANOKE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CONTACT YOUR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE IN THE CONGRESS AND TELL THEM TO FUND AMTRAK.))
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ANCHOR=ERIC
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The Railway Historical Society would like to make the excursion with Amtrak and annual event.

Paper-Endorsements


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-80
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Both gubernatorial candidates got some good news today as they picked up newspaper endorsements.
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SUPER=@File;

use Gilmore file, 97-38, Gilmore-Campaign;
The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Republican Jim Gilmore. use Beyer file, 97-18, Democrats
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is supporting Democrat Don Beyer. use file 97-76, Hager & 97-65, Earley
In endorsements for other races-- The Times-Dispatch is supporting Republican John Hager for lieutenant governor and Republican Mark Earley for attorney general. use file 97-65, E-Payne
In yesterday's edition, the Pilot endorsed Earley and Democrat L-F Payne for lieutenant governor.
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More cats like Ruby roaming Mill Mountain zoo? Things could get wilder if officials there get their way.
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They're trying to to make Roanoke's zoo the prime breeding ground for rare Siberian tigers.
We'll tell you more about the efforts when the newscast continues.
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Parenting - 10/24/97


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Parenting
GRAPHIC=Parenting


When a students dies, many high schools bring in counselors to help grieving students cope with the death.
But, parents can help as well, as Stacey Martin find out from one counselor.
Here's this week's edition of Parenting.
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use file tape from 97-62, Fleming-React;
((The recent death of Pulaski High School student Danny Lee Cook following a football game is a difficult loss for all who knew him especially students. use file tape, high school students
Though school counselors are helping them cope, there are many ways that parents too can help--first by recognizing the impact on their teens.
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((SALLIE NOONKESTER/COUNSELOR: WHEN A TRAGEDY HAPPENS YOU'RE GOING TO EXPECT THERE TO BE SOME CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD. THE QUESTION IS HOW LONG DO THEY GO ON AND HOW SEVERE ARE THEY.))
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Parents can also help by knowing the clues that indicate their child is having a particularly difficult time dealing with death. pre pro
According to Noonkester, that includes..
prolonged sadness and irritability, withdrawal from normal activities, a lack of concentration, changes in appetite, and restlessness.
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((SALLIE NOONKESTER/COUNSELOR: SOMEWHERE PROBABLY BETWEEN THOSE THREE AND SIX WEEKS. I THINK YOU CERTAINLY SHOULD ALLOW THREE WEEKS FOR THEM JUST TO BE SAD. AND, THEN AFTER THAT YOU'LL START TO LEVEL OFF A LITTLE BIT.))
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Noonkester also says that private counseling should be an option as well and should be viewed as a preventative measure NOT as a last resort.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

Zoo


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


The Mill Mountain Zoo is trying to start a breeding program for Siberian Tigers.
And, now it's making preparations to launch another round of fundraising for the program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Ruby has been a favorite of zoo visitors since she came to Mill Mountain in the late 80s.
Few siberian tigers remain in the wild, and Zoo officials hope to establish the premiere captive breeding program in the country.
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SOT 15:08:12
IN Q=A lot of it is waiting

((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: A LOT OF IT IS WAITING ON THE DOLLARS, BUT AGAIN I THINK ONCE WE GET SOME MORE CONCRETE INFORMATION ON DESIGN OF OUR BUILDING WE DO HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING TO AT LEAST BREAK GROUND ON A SECTION OF THE BUILDING, GET SOME MORE HOLDING AREAS IN PLACE, AND START BRINGING IN BREEDING TIGERS, SO THAT'S A VERY DOABLE THING. WE HOPE TO GET THAT STARTED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. WE MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT THROUGH THE WINTER TO ACTUALLY DO THAT NOW.))
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OUT Q=to actually do that now.
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Fundraising has brought in about 70- thousand dollars so far, and the zoo hopes to raise 50- thousand more by selling tiger faces at local Exxon service stations and convenience stores.
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The zoo will also seek a 250- thousand dollar matching grant from the General Assembly.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A Pulaski County factory closes its doors and a local business has a faster way of surfing the Internet.
That's coming up in this week's edition of the News-7 Business Review. Biz Review Intro
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(( Some of them have spent their entire careers at Dublin Garment Factory.
But come Christmas Eve, all 150-employees are out of a job.
Management says the company couldn't afford to keep paying its workers high wages.
In Botetourt County, it's net surfing without the wait.
R-and-B Communications has a wireless Internet service that works 80-times faster than the fastest telephone modem.
It's kind of pricey, though.
Five-hundred dollars buys you the modem.
50-bucks a month buys access to the Internet.
Norfolk-Southern is back in the news.
The railroad is spending 235-million dollars on projects to help Pennsylvania's economy.
That's one state where N-S will dominate rail traffic IF it and C-S-X are successful in their bid to take over Conrail.
It turned out to be a wild week on Wall Street.
After a strong start, the Dow got hammered by a Hong Kong crash that sent markets reeling across the globe.
The industrial average lost 132-points.
The Nasdaq Composite was down 16.
That's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg. Biz Review close

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Not many people can come up with a scientific innovation by simply eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
But, one inventor did.
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VO-NAT


From the simple snack he figured a short cut in the scientific process.
We'll tell you more about the man and his inventions when the newcast continues.
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Army-Reserves


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=none


The 21-74 U-S Army Reserve Garrison Support Unit in Salem may not be on active duty but their work is not done..
Last December the unit was put on active duty and many traveled to Germany to help with Operation Joint Endeavor.
There they processed and transferred soldiers.
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SOT 14:44:50
IN Q=WE HAVE TO MAKE

((COL. KEN VIEMEISTER/U-S ARMY RESERVES: WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE ALL THEIR PAY IS STRAIGHT, THEIR ORDERS ARE RIGHT THEY FINALLY MEET UP WITH OTHER MEMBER OF THEIR UNITES AND THEY COME BACK TOGETHER AS A UNIT AND TO BE SHIPPED BACK HOME AND WE ALSO DO IT ON THE WAY IN.))
SUPER=01-Col. Ken Viemeister/2174 Garrison Support Unit;
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Now they'll be doing the same job for Fort Eustice as the army reorganizes.
Today these reserves were officially taken off active duty.
The ceremony included promotion and service awards.
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SOT 14:46:17
IN Q=there's kind of

((VIEMEISTER: THERE'S A KIND OF HOMETOWN ATMOSPHERE HERE. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WITH THE UNIT 21 YEARS. THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO MORALE, SPIRIT AND COMRADERY.))
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VO-NAT


Viemeister (Vee-my-ster) says the reserves offer a unique perspective to the army because they come from all walks of life and are a good representation of the community.
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Invention


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=none


An inventor developed a device he thinks could change the manufacturing industry--and he did it while snacking on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


When Tison Wyatt was 13, he got jelly on an electric meter while working on a radio.
He dunked it in his milk to wash it off, and noticed it registered a voltage.
Using that principal, he developed a way to monitor rubbers, plastics and other materials while they're being cured.
It eliminates the need to take product samples, and reduces waste due to improperly cured material.
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SOT 10:19:38
IN Q=Oh, I'm extremely

((TISON WYATT/INVENTOR; OH, I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED. I REALLY BELIEVE ONCE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, THERE'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE CHEMISTRY BOOKS OVER IT. 10:21:22
IT APPEARS TO BE A NEW TECHNIQUE TO FOLLOW A CHEMICAL REACTION IN A PASSIVE WAY, AND TO GET A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE REACTION SPECTRUM AND TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW SOME OF THE CRITICAL PARTS OF THE REACTION IN A VERY SIGNIFICANT WAY, PARTICULARLY FOR AN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION. ))
SUPER=01-Tison Wyatt/Inventor;
SUPER=01-Richard Sudduth/Mississippi Polymer Institute; :09
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OUT Q=industrial application
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Wyatt unveiled the discovery at the American Chemical Society's regional meeting in Roanoke last week.
There's more information on the company's website.
The address is posted on the News 7 Webwatch page.
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S-Series


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Series logo


The Marlins and Indians went to the wire in game seven of the World Series tonight at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
Cleveland took the lead in the top of the third when Tony Fernandez hit a two run double to center field.
Jaret Wright was cruising until the first pitch of the seventh. Bobby Bonilla sent it over the right field wall for a solo homer to make it 2 to 1 and Florida scores in the bottom of the ninth to tie it at 2 to 2 and send it to extra innings.

S-Giants


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Giants/Bengals


The Giants padded their lead in the N-F-C east today with a 29 to 27 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :


Giants coach Jim Fassel watches his team fall behind in the first quarter.
But when Charles Way scored on this one yard touchdown run the Giants took the 10 to 7 lead early in the second quarter.
That lead would be wiped out on the kickoff. Cincinnati's Eric Bieniemy takes the kickoff and he races down the field for a 102 yard touchdown the longest in Bengal history and Cincinnati was back on top 14 to 10.
But the Giants sealed the win in SUPER=30-N.Y.

Giants/29/Cincinnati/27/;the fourth quarter when Tyrone Wheatley scored on this one yard run and the Giants win it 29 to 27.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/NBC SPORTS; :


Bruce Smith has added a new page to the N-F-L record book. He sacks John Elway on this play to become the first player in N-F-L history to have 10 or more sacks in 11 years.
But Denver's Jason Elam booted this 33 yard field goal in over time to lead the Broncos over the Bills.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
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Sports Tease


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WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, The D.C. United defends hits major league soccer championship Bill Glasson wins the Las Vegas Invitational.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Charles Barkley is in trouble with the law in Orlando, Florida.
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S-Barkley


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


Houston Rocket forward Charles Barkley was back with the Rockets tonight after spending the night in an Orlando Jail.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :


Barkley was arrested after a nightclub fight. He is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence.
Barkley was reportedly released from the Orange County detention center on six thousand dollars bond.
Barkley was at the Rockets game with the Magic with support from his teammates and Rocket management.
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((CLYDE DREXLER/ROCKETS FORWARD: )) ((TIM FRANK/ROCKETS SPOKESPERSON: ))
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=The Rock


Winston Cup race fans will have to wait one more day for the running of the A-C Delco 400 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN SPORTS; :


Rain has forced postponement of the race until tomorrow at 10 in the morning.
Bobby Labonte will start on the pole Dale Jarrett is on the outside and Mark Martin is third. Points leader Jeff Gordon will start sixth.
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Major League Soccer


The D.C. United defended its Major League Soccer championship this afternoon at R-F-K Stadium.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/ABC SPORTS; :


Big crowds for both the United and Rapids filled the seats at R-F-K for the championship.
The D.C. United took the lead in minute 37 when Jamie Moreno scored on the kick in front of the goal to make it one to nothing.
D.C. would light up the board again SUPER=34-D.C. United/2/Colorado

Rapids/1/;this time in minute 68 when Tony Sanneh (Sun-Na) scores on the header and the United wins it 2 to 1.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=NHL Logo


The N-H-L's Tampa Bay Lightning is looking for a new head coach.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NHL; :


This afternoon the Lightning fired Terry Crisp and named Rick Patterson as an interim coach while the team looks for a permanent successor.
Crisp was in his sixth season with the club that has a 2-7-and 2 record for last place in the East.
Now here's tonights scores.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN; :


And Bill Glasson, who overcame career threatening arm surgery last year, won his first P-G-A tournament in three years.
He fired a 6 under par 66 to finish at 20 under par and capture the Las Vegas Invitational.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=PGA Logo


David Edwards and billy Mayfair finished one shot back.

Road-Report


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Road Report
GRAPHIC=Road Report


With temperatures gradually falling and winter on the way you'll have enough to contend with on your commute without getting caught up in construction back-ups.
This week's edition of Road Report will help you steer clear.
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SUPER=01-Roanoke; :00
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((Construction is continuing on the Wood Haven overpass along 581 to replace a bridge. VDOT says some lanes will be closed off and on this week.
Motorists should be expect delays.
And, the second street bridge is getting closer to completion.
This week traffic will be detoured around the closed section of First Street.
Here with an update on the progress is Jeff Echols.
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IN Q=The project itself

((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT: THE PROJECT ITSELF IS FINISHING UP HERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND WILL BE READY TO BE USED AND I KNOW THE CITY OF ROANOKE IS TRYING TO HAVE SCHEDULED SOMETHING TO COINCIDE WITH THAT TO COMMEMORATE THAT.))
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Elsewhere around southwest Virginia paving continues along I-81 in Washington and Smythe Counties.
And, if you travel along Interstate 77, VDOT says bridgework is complete over Route 717 south of Big Walker Mountain Tunnel.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. Have a safe commute!))

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A real-life "Babe" has been discovered herding cows on a farm in the heart of the Portuguese countryside.
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Like his fictional counterpart in the hit children's film, the Portuguese porker would rather spend his day caring for other farm residents than getting on with more typical pig pursuits.
At the farm the pig doesn't just herd the cows, but has also swapped living accommodations as well-- trading in his pig sty to sleep in the cow shed instead.
And although herding may be a thankless task, there is one perk that this pig treasures - milk on tap from his favorite cow.
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