12:00-01

IRAQ

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Iraq is again threatening to shoot down U-S spy planes, as negotiations to keep American members on the U-N weapons inspection teams fizzled today.
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VO-NAT


The flights were suspended while U-N diplomats visited Iraq.
But the mediators had no luck getting Iraqi leaders to back down from an order expelling Americans from the inspection teams, so they left Baghdad this morning.
The U-N surveillance flights are scheduled to resume Monday.
SUPER=03-Baghdad/This Morning; :17


Iraq's deputy prime minister accuses the U-S of using the flights to plan an attack.
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7:01:53-this morning
IN Q=

(( IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ:I KNOW THAT THE U-S IS ENTERING THE IRAQI AIR SPACE NO AND IN ORDER TO TAKE PHOTOS THAT WILL ENABLE THE AMERICAN ARMY TO ATTACK TARGETS, THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH U-N BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=U-N BUSINESS.
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Also today, inspectors were turned away from sites in Iraq for a fifth day.
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UNEMPLOYMENT


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


The nation's jobless rate is the lowest it's been in 24 years.
It sank to four-point-seven percent last month -- as a wide range of industries showed big job gains.
Government statistics show many of the new hires were women.
Further reflecting the strong job market, average hourly wages rose six cents.

WALL-STREET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


The unemployment report came out much stronger than expected, boosting concern over inflation and sending wall street into a tail spin.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Stocks tumbled at the open -- with the Dow down more than 150 points in the early minutes of trading before pulling back a bit from those lows.
The data have only added to downward pressures on Wall Street after more weakness for overseas markets.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

ASIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo;


Asian Markets took another tumble today.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei (nee-kay) Average fell more than four percent.
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


Hong Kong's Hang Seng index finished down by just under three percent, rebounding from steeper loses earlier in the day.
Worries about climbing interest rates gave Hong Kong investors the jitters.
But there was none of the panic that set off global market plunges two weeks ago.
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E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Three people shot, one strangled and all four then cremated as the house is set ablaze-
The situation outlined in the Earl Bramblett murder trial sound like something out of the pages of a detective magazine.
Keith Humphry spoke to police who say Bramblett murdered the Vinton family "by the book."
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IN Q=THIS book...
SUPER=03-Vinton/Tuesday; :16
SUPER=10-Barry Keesee/Va. State Police Special Agent/Wednesday; :22
SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother; 1:42
RUNS=2:30
OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.

((
THIS book- -a pulp periodical called "Front Page Detective."
It was seized from Bramblett's motel room. The magazine came out ten days before the Hodges family was murdered.
Police believe Bramblett selected bits and pieces from various articles in the magazine to set the stage at the Hodges house. The family allowed us inside for the first time this week.
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SOT 13:55:15 Kessee
IN Q=

((IT'S REWARDING TO SEE THE HODGES AND THE FULCHER FAMILY FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THEIR LOVED ONES.))
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The magazine was introduced as evidence... it's significance never explained... until now.
One article profiles a murder on August 29th- -the day the Hodges were found dead in their home.
Another refers to a note about a "family emergency." Authorities believe Bramblett forced Teresa Hodges to post notes on the door about a family emergency to warn off visitors.
There's an article about setting fire to destroy the evidence.
The same one refers to kerosene splashed all over a woman's body- -just what Bramblett did to Teresa Hodges.
Her charred body was found face down on the living room couch- -her feet sticking up in the air, just like a woman in the magazine.
The master bedroom was made to look like it had been ransacked, "searched thoroughly and left a mess," just as it was in the Hodges house.
Blaine Hodges body was covered with a curtain- -again mimicking the magazine.
Bramblett may even have gotten the idea of ditching evidence in the dumpster behind the sign company where he worked from one of the stories.
Many people believe this was not the first time Bramblett committed a crime involving young girls.
Helen Akers' daughter Tammy disappeared in 1976. She's afraid she'll never know what happened.
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SOT 11:34:00
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((BUT I BELIEVE THAT EARL WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO TAMMY TO WHERE HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT DID HAPPEN OR PERHAPS WHERE HER BODY IS.))
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Tammy Lynn Akers was one of several teenaged girls who worked for Bramblett at the sign shop on Fifth Street.
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SOT STARTS ON 2-SHOT REVERSE 11:37:45
IN Q=

((I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE MY BABY'S REMAINS BACK IN A PLACE WHERE I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.:09AND THAT IS MY PLEA TO HIM, AND IF HE SEES THIS I HOPE HE ANSWERS.))
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OUT Q=


About ten days after police had locked up the Hodges house... they found this on the doorstep. Earl Bramblett often referred to 11-year old Winter Hodges as his "Angel Doll." ))

E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


The future of the Danville Goodyear plant may be uncertain after union members voted down a proposal to switch to continuous work.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Union members
SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Union President; :19
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Manager; 1:04
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:16
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Danville

(( Union members stood outside the voting hall pressuring people to vote against going continuous -- and they may have succeeded.
817 people voted against a continuous work week -- 760 for it.
This means Danville Goodyear employees will NOT have to work Sundays -- and they will earn double-time when they do.
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SOT 55:50
IN Q=I've always been against continuous

((DANNY BARBER/UNION PRESIDENT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST CONTINUOUS BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN A PERSON WORKS ON SUNDAYS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL. IT'S BEEN NOTED OVER THE YEARS THAT IN THIS AREA, WE'VE BEEN KNOWN TO BE WORKING AND LIVING IN THE BIBLE BELT. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THIS PLANT THAT OBSERVE THE SABBATH AS THE HOLY BOOK -- THE HOLY BIBLE -- SAYS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE OBSERVED AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD RESPECT THAT.))
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OUT Q=everyone should respect that
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VO-NAT


But managers say this is bad news for Danville's Goodyear.
They say they can not make enough tires without working continuously -- and now they may close the plant.
Goodyear is Danville's second largest employer -- with the highest pay rate in town.
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SOT 1:45:58
IN Q=The vote today is very

((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: THE VOTE TODAY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF THE DANVILLE-GOODYEAR PLANT. AT CURRENT CAPACITY WE CANNOT MEET DEMAND FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK TIRES. WE HAVE ALREADY LOST SOME MARKET SHARE BECAUSE WE CANNOT MEET THIS DEMAND. ))
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OUT Q=meet this demand


Danville is the only Goodyear plant that does NOT have a continuous work cycle.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))


Lake-Gaston


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


Southeast Virginia officials will raise glasses of water today to toast the completion of the Lake Gaston pipeline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The 76-mile pipeline will carry water from Lake Gaston to reservoirs on the Virginia-North Carolina border.
At peak operation, the five-foot tall pipeline can carry 60 million gallons of water a day, easing water restrictions in southeast Virginia that have been in place for more than five years.
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FAST-TRACK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=CLINTON


A House vote on the controversial fast track trade legislation has been postponed today at the request of the White House.
Fast track would allow the President to make trade deals that Congress could not change.
The bill cleared a major hurdle earlier this week in the Senate.
But now President Clinton is facing fierce opposition from members of his own party who are afraid fast track would send more jobs overseas.
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11:06:02-12
IN Q=if America is....
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Will be restricted as well.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=hold


The President needs fast track to score a major goal of his second term -- expanding free trade in the Western Hemisphere.

Barney-Suit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


A little fowl play with Barney the Dinosaur has gotten the famous San Diego chicken into some hot water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


As part of the Chicken's act at ballgames he beats up a Barney look alike.
But the purple dinosaur's owner, the Lyons Partnership group, says the sight of a chicken stomping its beloved Barney was horrifying to children, so it's filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.
The chicken's lawyer says the parody is protected by law and calls Barney's people mean- spirited.
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S-Connex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Business News


Most of Connex Pipe Systems's customers are overseas.
So company officials usually don't get a chance to meet face to face with the people they do business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville


That wasn't the case yesterday.
A group of Chinese engineers visited the Troutville facility.
They're buying three-million dollars' worth of pipe for a power plant in the Chinese province Jiangsu (JANG-sue).
For the engineers, it was a chance to check out their investment.
And for Connex, it was a chance to show off its pipes.
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SOT 02:10:51
IN Q=WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS

((BOB BELDYK/CONNEX VICE PRESIDENT: WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS IS WE HAVE FIRST-TIME EXPOSURE WITH THIS PARTICULAR CUSTOMER. AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THEM COME INTO OUR FACILITY, SEE OUR CAPABILITIES, SEE WHAT WE CAN DO, AND ALSO SHOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE VIRGINIA-ROANOKE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Beldyk/Connex Vice President
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=virginia-roanoke area
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VO-NAT


After the tour, the engineers got a few gifts to commemorate their visit to the Valley.
They're going home with Connex hats, Botetourt County mugs, and lots of Virginia peanuts.
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2Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War


The Civil War may be over, but some historians say the ghosts live on in this country.
But at the Bedford plantation home called Avenel, some say one walks the halls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Avenel is rich in history, but those responsible for restoring the grand old home say at one of the original owners remains.
Peggy Maupin has seen "The White Lady," and has her own ideas as to who it is.
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SOT 03:42:05
IN Q=I'D SAY IT'S

((PEGGY MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL OWNER: I'D SAY IT'S MS. BURWELL. OTHERS CALL IT SOMEONE ELSE, BUT WHO ELSE WOULD IT BE BUT MS BURWELL. SHE WAS LOOKING AFTER HER HOME.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Maupin/Former Avenel Owner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=AFTER HER HOME
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take 6 promo-4644essC
Denise Allen will introduce us to the "White Lady of Avenel" in the final part of her series, "A Woman's War."
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S-Cable-Zapping


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Cox Communications


It's phase two time for Cox Communications as it cracks down on people who are hooked up to cable programming without paying for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This part of the Theft Amnesty program includes inspections and focuses on people who buy illegal equipment that allows them to receive cable channels.
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SOT 13.11.22 - 13.11.30
IN Q=Because there is

((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: BECAUSE THERE IS THIS GROWING SITUATION AND GROWING PROBLEM WE ARE SEEING CUSTOMERS WHO NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE PURCHASING. THEY SHOULD BE GETTING THEIR EQUIPMENT USUALLY FROM THEIR CABLE COMPANY))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=their cable company.
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VO-NAT


Illegal cable customers have until December 31st to cut off their service or become paying customers.
After that, Cox says it plans to prosecute habitual offenders.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Cox Communications


So far, Cox says its audits have uncovered about 400 people getting cable programming illegally.

Tire-Dump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-69)
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man says the county is driving him off his property and out of business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Willy Keeling has a tire dump with an estimated three million scraps of rubber.
The Department of Environmental Quality is calling the sight a potential health hazard and the county has requested Keeling remove the tires or sell the property.
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SOT 13:13:42
IN Q=If you do have

((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY:IF YOU DO HAVE A TIRE FIRE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT NOT ONLY PETROLEUM BASED RUN OFF THAT GOES INTO CREEKS AND STREAMS. WE'RE LOOKING AT BACK CREEK AND THE ROANOKE RIVER, BUT IN ADDITION THE FUMES, THE AIR POLLUTION THAT COMES FROM THAT))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/County Attorney; RUNS=:14
OUT Q=comes from that.
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VO-NAT


Clean up costs range from three to six million dollars, which Keeling says he doesn't have.
County officials have had trouble surveying the land because Keeling won't allow them on his property.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Keeling says he's selling the tires and leaving the state.

Wendell-Scott


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-76)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Giving directions is Danville may soon pose more of a challenge.
One road is getting a new name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/1986;


Keens Mill Road will soon be called Wendell Scott Drive, in honor of the only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race.
Scott started racing almost 50 years ago in Danville.
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SOT 2:22:37
IN Q=My father was a gem

((WENDELL SCOTT JR./SON: MY FATHER WAS A GEM OF A MAN YET ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHABLE PEOPLE I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE MY FATHER IS LOYAL.))
SUPER=07-Wendell Scott, Jr.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=is loyal
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VO-NAT


Scott did not have sponsors or much money -- but he made his own cars and frequently finished in the top ten.
Some say the road will show young people that even with nothing, they can rise to the top.
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SOT 8:50:15
IN Q=I just wish it could

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: I JUST WISH IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WHEN WENDELL WAS LIVING SO HE COULD HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THEY'RE DOING FOR HIM NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Frances Montague/Neighbor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=him now.
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VO-NAT


Wendell Scott died in 19-90.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-47/76/NE 8/29.90F/75/1965/22/1967;
SUPER=301-47/100/NE 8/29.88F/77/1965/25/1953;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Showers Likely/Winds N 10/40-44/Cloudy, with/More Rain/50-54;
SUPER=331-Rain/Likely/40-45/Clouds &/Showers/50-54;
SUPER=332-Rainy & Chilly/Winds NW 5-10/38-42/More Rain/Likely/45-49;
SUPER=333-Showers Likely/Winds N 10/40-44/Overcast, with/Cool Rain/45-49;
SUPER=334-Occasional Rain/& Drizzle/35-39/More/Showers/42-46;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Horse Race Betting


The luck on Wall Street may have changed for Virginia's parimutuel horse race track.
Voters in Roanoke, Martinsville, and Fredericksburg rejected off-track betting parlors in their communities Tuesday.
Wednesday, Colonial Downs' stock closed 30- percent lower in value than the day before.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Kent Co./File Tape;


Colonial Downs is calling the plunge "market panic" that will be offset by end of quarter earnings.
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


The track makes most of its money from two parlors in Richmond and Chesapeake-- and will open two more in the Tidewater area by the end of the year.
Those parlors were approved in 19-94, the last year any Virginia voters said YES to a gambling measure.
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ODAC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo


A luncheon tipped off the Old Dominion Athletic conference men's basketball preseason.
Roy Stanley was with the coaches and files this report.
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SOT
IN Q="It didn't
SUPER=03-Salem/1997 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :42
SUPER=@Roy1; :50
SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg Head Coach; 1:00
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
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((It didn't take the coaches long to pick their pre-season poll.
And Hampden-Sydney is on the hot seat. Last year, The Tigers won the conference tournament and a berth in the N-C-A-A and 10 players from that team return.)) ((TONY SHAVER/TIGERS HEAD COACH: )) ((Bridgewater and Virginia Wesleyan are second and third and in fourth place is Roanoke College.
Maroon fans will notice a few new faces on the bench this year but Roanoke returns enough experience to be better that fourth in the league.)) ((PAGE MOIR/MAROONS HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((JOE DAVIS/HORNETS HEAD COACH: )) ((Emory and Henry is picked sixth, Washington and Lee ninth and Guilford 10-th. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=FFE


After 11 Friday nights, regular season high school football is coming to a close tonight.
Here are this week's Friday Football Extra hangouts.
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OUT Q=...LOGO COME FULL.
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Bikers


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


It's not quite the ironman competition, but motorcyclists in England tested their skills on water yesterday.
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VO-NAT

05:14:27
SUPER=03-Birmingham, England;


They traded in their leather jackets for the "Ultimate Motorcycle test".
Bikers had to travel across land and water.
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