18:00-01

Student-Death

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Virginia tech student is dead after falling from the eighth floor of a 12-story dorm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


18-year old Melinda Marie Somers was found this morning in front of Slusher Hall by a paper-carrier.
Virginia tech police are investigating and officials say evidence indicates alcohol may be involved.
Police say the incident was a "freak accident".
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SOT 15.43.25
IN Q=I heard that

((MEREDYTH JARECKI/VA TECH FRESHMAN: I HEARD THAT THIS MORNING SHE WAS FOUND AT AROUND SIX O'CLOCK AND SHE JUMPED FROM THE EIGHTH FLOOR AND THE SCREEN WAS CUT AND THEY FOUND HER BODY BY THE STEPS.))
SUPER=01-Meredyth Jarecki/VA Tech Freshman;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=by the steps.
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VO-NAT


Slusher Tower is an all-female residence hall and the tallest on campus.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=VA Tech


A memorial service is planned later in the week.

Roanoke-Stabbing


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


A 17 year old Roanoke teenager is in custody, accused of stabbing her father to death.
Police say the father was arguing with his wife and pushed her when the daughter stepped in, grabbed a steak knife and stabbed him once in the chest.
The father was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died.
His daughter was taken into custody and charged with murder.

Danville-Homicide


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


And, another stabbing in Danville last night.
39-year old Dale Gwynn Williamson was found with a stab wound to the chest in his home at 1374 Goodyear Boulevard.
Police say they're looking for two men seen in Williamson's home earlier, but they have no motive for the killing.

Mont.Co-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-81
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Montgomery County rescue worker called it the worst traffic accident he's scene in all his years on the job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;


Authorities confirm three people died in a car wreck last night.
The crash happened along route 114 near the Rolling Hills subdivision. Two cars collided head on, with one person pinned beneath the wreckage.
Some who live in the area say speed may have been a factor in the accident, but police are still investigating--
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


and they have not yet released the names of the victims.

Gov-Campaign


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The two candidates for governor were shaking hands across southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gilmore showed up in alongside Republican candidates John Hager and Mark Earley.
He reminded the audience of Roanoke's significance as the place where he kicked off his no car tax campaign.
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SOT 04.10.39 - 04.10.55
IN Q=Just six months

((JIM GILMORE/REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: JUST SIX MONTHS AGO THE PLACE WHERE WE ANNOUNCED FOR GOVERNOR AND ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO CUT THE CAR TAX RIGHT HERE, RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in Roanoke, Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Meanwhile in Christiansburg Beyer urged his supporters to ignore the polls and attacked Gilmore's proposed car tax, labelling it a "gimmick" that's bad for southwest Virginia.
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SOT 10:29:22
IN Q=But I will

((DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:I WILL NOT LET JIM GILMORE'S NO CAR TAX GIMMICK DESTROY OUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA GREAT))
SUPER=@Beyer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=southwest Virginia great.


Critics claim that up to 43-percent of the tax relief is going to seven jurisdictions in Northern Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Campaign 97


Little has changed in the Mason-Dixon polls for the governor's race. Gilmore leads Beyer by about 9 percentage points.

WebWatch


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


The election countdown is down to three days, and if you're still on the fence in the Governor's Race, you can check out the candidates on the web.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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SOT
IN Q=The race for
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com

((
Intro
RUNS=:05



The race for the Governor's mansion continues on the web... at Beyer97-dot-org, you can learn more about Democratic candidate Don Beyer, and investigate his stand on the issues.
There's also a list of Beyer's newspaper endorsements.
You don't have to wait for another debate to compare candidates... just click on over to Gilmorenet-dot-com.
Jim Gilmore also has a list of his endorsements, and his position on various issues in the campaign.
You can also check out some of Gilmore's poll information.
To learn who and what else is on the ballot in Roanoke City, visit City-Net.
There's an on-line sample ballot to help you prepare for Tuesday, and once you've voted, City-net has a link to the Registrar's office, which will begin posting on-line election results about 9-pm.
Links to all these sites are located on the WebWatch page on the WDJB website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Folo-Election


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-64
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


For more on the statewide races, and many of the other elections that will be decided Tuesday... watch On Record Sunday Morning at 11.
Joe Dashiell will have an election preview then.
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VO-PINNACLE 1020 ELECTION PROMO BOARD
And News 7 will offer comprehensive election coverage on Tuesday night.
We're planning updates throughout the evening, an hour- long special at nine P- M, and a special edition of News 7 at Eleven.
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Roll
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KKK-Costumes


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


Three students at Alleghany High School in Clifton Forge have been suspended yesterday for wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes to school for Halloween.
Principal Phil Douglas says he first thought they were dressed as ghosts, but then saw the crosses around their necks.
Students and parents say they were upset by the incident.
About 17 percent of the school's 870 students are black.

Unabomber-Penalty


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

edit of 15:10:58
With just 12 days before the start of the Unabomber trial, the court is still haggling over how the case will be tried.
Unabomb suspect Theodore Kaczynski is charged with using bombs to kill two people in Sacramento, California.
But in all there were 18 mailbombs, one of which killed a third person. 23 people were injured.
John Lobertini has more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=10-Sacramento, CA/Vicki Behringer/Sketches By;
SUPER=01-Charity Kenyon/News Media Lawyer;
SUPER=20-John Lobertini;
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=




Car-Heist


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


Two men wanted in connection with an armored car heist were arrested at a Fort Lauderdale hotel Friday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stroud, OK/June 25, 1997;


The FBI says Bobby O'Neal Negri Junior and Michael Brandon Lutz were staying at the Doubletree Hotel for more than a month.
Negri was a Loomis-Fargo guard suspected of stealing 2-point-7 (M) million dollars from a truck during a breakfast stop at an Oklahoma McDonald's on June 27th.
Lutz is suspected of helping him.
The FBI says they made the arrest after receiving a tip the men were there.
So far, the money hasn't been recovered.
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Jubal-Early


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=none


If you're a civil war buff it will enhance your knowledge, and if not, the symposium on Jubal Early this weekend will stir your interest.
The Civil War lecture series at Virginia Western Community College features six speakers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


A Civil War church service and a tour of the general's boyhood home will take place Sunday at the Jubal Early house in Franklin County.
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SOT 11:11:22:25
IN Q=All of the money

((TOM PERRY/JUBAL EARLY PRESERVATION TRUST:ALL OF THE MONEY FROM THIS EVENT GOES TO THAT. WE'RE GETTING A MATCHING GRANT FROM A LOCAL FOUNDATION AND SO ANYTHING HERE WE RAISE IT WILL DOUBLE AND ALL THAT GOES TO THE RENOVATION WORK))
SUPER=01-Tom Perry/Jubal Early Preservation Trust
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=renovation work.
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VO-NAT


The Jubal Early Preservation Trust's goal is to raise 10 to 20-thousand dollars for preserving his home.
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Tech-Auction


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-80
GRAPHIC=Tech


Some Virginia Tech students found that lessons aren't only learned in the classroom, but on the ranch as well.
They spent months with animals preparing them and themselves for an auction.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Melissa Doernberg has
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Melissa Doernberg/VA Tech Student; :09 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Stacey1; :32
SUPER=01-Dan Eversole/VA Tech Professor; :45
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=SM, News 7.

(( Melissa Doernberg has been taking care of her cow Vicky since September first, but now it's time for the heifer to find a new caretaker.
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SOT 00.59.12 - 00.59.15
IN Q=I hope she

((MELISSA DOERNBERG/VA TECH STUDENT: I HOPE SHE BRINGS A LOT.))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=brings a lot.


Doernberg is one of 67 students in the livestock merchandising class at Virginia Tech.
They're hosting the Third Annual Hokie Harvest Sale.
Buyers made bids for cattle such as these Angus cows and trotting phillies like Harmony, whose mother netted close to 100 thousand dollars on the race track.
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SOT 01.38.05 - 01.38.16
IN Q=Aside from textbooks

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: ASIDE FROM TEXTBOOKS AND LECTURES THE PROJECT IS MEANT TO GIVE STUDENTS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT TAKES TO GET A CATTLE SUCH AS THESE TO GO FOR A HIGH PRICE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a high price.
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SOT 00.47.44 - 00.47.53
IN Q=Regardless of what

((DAN EVERSOLE/VA TECH PROFESSOR: REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY DO , THEY MAY BE IN SALESMANSHIP OR HAVE TO SALE SOMETHING LATER ON AND AT LEAST THEY CAN MAYBE TAP BACK TO THIS WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=


Proceeds from sale will go back into Virginia Tech's agricultural department.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The Hokies and Cavaliers win conference games this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Liberty head basketball coach Jeff Meyer has resigned.
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S-Meyer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo


Liberty Head basketball coach Jeff Meyer is moving to the front office at the University.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :


The University's Director of Athletics Kim Graham announced today that Meyer has accepted a position in Administration as an assistant to the President.
He will work in a number of areas involving athletics.
Liberty Assistant Randy Dunton will serve as interim head coach while the University begins a search for a new coach.
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SOT
IN Q="I understand...

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: ))
SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=....stay out."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Lamont Pegues rushed for 100 yards and Shane Graham booted three field goals to lead the 23-rd ranked Virginia Tech Hokies to a 37 to nothing win over Alabama-Birmingham.
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SOT
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Blazers; :00
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/37/UAB/0/; :40
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :50
RUNS=1:01
OUT Q=......conference game."
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S-UVA


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


The Virginia Cavaliers traveled to College Park this afternoon and had an easy time with Maryland beating the Terps 45 to Nothing.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP SPORTS; :


The first half was all Virginia quarterback Aaron Brooks on this play he hits Germaine Crowell on the 13 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Cavaliers in the first quarter.
Brooks scored on a 7 yard run then he fakes the camera man and the Maryland defense on this play and races down the sideline for the 59 yard touchdown to make it 21 to nothing Cavaliers with three minutes left in the second quarter.
Trailing 31 to nothing early in the third, Maryland puts it in the air and completes this pass but its fumbled on the hit and Joe Williams recovers it at the 28 yard line of the Terps.
Several plays later Brooks rolls SUPER=36-Virginia/45/Maryland/0/;out

and hooks up with Kevin Coffey on the 8 yard touchdown strike to make it 38 to nothing and the Cavaliers beat the Terps 45 to Nothing.
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S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


In Division III football; Emory & Henry and Ferrum met At Adams Stadium in a fight for in state bragging rights.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Wasps vs. Panthers; :00


Panther Pride was at it's highest in over a year as the cats came into their homecoming game with a 4 and 4 record.
Neither team managed to score ibn the first hal in a battle that became a defensive slugfest.
Ferrum would strike first in the third quarter. Panther freshman Cody Smith; a regular on defense; takes a snap on the offensive side of the ball and it pays off for Ferrum as he goes around the right side for a 69 yard touchdown gallop. 7-nothing Panthers.
The wasps got on the scoreboard on the very next possesion of the game as
SUPER=34-Emory & Henry/13/Ferrum/10;

Andrew Hockett splits the up rights and Emory & Henry trailed 7-3.
After a Ferrum Field goal; the wasps tied the game at 10 all on Henry Fitzgerald's long touchdown run on the reverse down the right side line and we are headed for overtime.
Finally in the 4th OT; after each team failed three times; Hockett boots a 20 yarder as Emory & Henry survives a 3 and a half hour marathon against Ferrum to win 13-10
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SOT
IN Q="I really

((LOU WACKER/EMORY & HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Lou Wacker/Emory & Henry Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...played real well"
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S-LIBERTY


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Liberty U.


The 19th- ranked Mustangs of Cal- Poly San Luis Obispo brought their 7- and- oh record into Lynchburg today for a key matchup with the 6- and- 1 Liberty Flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Flames vs Mustangs; :


A little chalk talk early on for Liberty's offensive line..
In the second quarter, L-U's offense starts to click... Ben Anderson looking to go deep.. he finds Courtney Freeman down the right side line... Freeman takes it 42 yards into the end zone.. 7 to 3 Liberty.
Five minutes later, L-U up 14-3 and Craig Young takes the handoff, bounces off a couple of tacklers and races 20 yards for the score to bring the Mustangs within a field goal, 14-11.
Liberty had an answer for everything though, third quarter, Anderson dumps
SUPER=36-Liberty/49/Cal Poly/32/;it off to Robert Butz on the slant over the

middle.. he beats everyone to the end zone...Flames with the big upset this afternoon, 49- 32.
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S-College


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


A tough day for Richmond and William and Mary but top ranked Penn State and Michigan won today Georgia upsets Florida. For all the scores lets go to the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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Forecasts
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