06:00-01

EGYPT-ATTACK

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


There are conflicting reports out of Egypt as to how many people were killed when gunmen hijacked a German tour bus and indiscriminately opened fire.
Official police statements say only two people are dead, although news reports say at least 22 people died.
State television reports that the six attackers were killed during a gun battle with police.
There is no word yet on a motive.

us-iraq


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


American U-two spy planes could resume flights over Iraq today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Yesterday, Saddam Hussein expressed hope for a peaceful solution to the weapons inspections crisis.
He said he does not seek conflict with the U-S, but gave no indication of backing down on his order to expel american members of the U-N weapons inspection team.
SUPER=03-Kuwait City, Kuwait;


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says U-S policies toward Iraq have won the backing of four Persian Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
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SOT
IN Q=

((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT:THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES THAT DIPLOMACY IS THE BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE OUR ENDS AND THOSE OF THE ENTIRE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=entire international community.
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VO-NAT


Today, Albright arrives in Pakistan where she's expected to focus on terrorism.
SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan/Wednesday;


Her visit comes just days after the shooting deaths of four American oil company workers.
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china-dissident


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


China's most prominent dissident is in a Detroit hospital this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;


(Way Jeeng- Shuhng) Wei Jingsheng was released and flown to the U-S yesterday after spending nearly 18-years in prison.
He suffers from heart problems, high blood pressure and other ailments.
Wei's (Way's) release comes less than two weeks after Chinese President Jiang Zemin's returned from a state visit to the U-S.
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E-Robbery-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A street corner shooting in Northwest Roanoke sent one teen to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say two men, both about 18, pulled up in a car, one got out and told the victim he wanted his rings.
The two struggled, at least two shots were fired and the 17- year- old was hit in the neck.
From there, they say the victim ran to a friend's house and called for help.
He was taken to the hospital, police say the gunshot does not appear to be life threatening.
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S-Allen-CarTax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-71
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Governor-elect Jim Gilmore is getting some help from Governor George Allen to fill his promise of eliminating the car tax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In his last state budget, Allen plans to include money to help pay for the first two years while the car tax is being phased out.
Allen announced his plans at a meeting with key members of the General Assembly leadership this weekend.
Without the money, as a new governor it would be difficult for Gilmore to find the funds he needs in Allen's spending package to phase out the tax.
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E-Feedback


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


Coverage of election '97 and a Westvaco demonstration made this week's viewer mail bag.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has more in News-7's Feedback.
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SOT
IN Q=Less than an hour
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4; :01
SUPER=10-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/November 4; :07
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 16; 1:03
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.


((Less than an hour before the polls closed on election day, noted political analyst Larry Sabato was predicting a good night for Jim Gilmore and the Republican Party.
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SOT Sabato & Ellen
IN Q=If there's a late night

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THERE'S A LATE NIGHT PART OF THIS ELECTION IT WILL BE THE LT. GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES. BUT THE GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE ARE OVER FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES. ELLEN QUALLS/NEWS-7 RICHMOND REPORTER: NOW WE MUST CAUTION YOU THAT LARRY SABATO'S SPECULATIONS ARE HIS OWN, BUT HE BASES THEM ON SOME KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIA EXIT POLLING AND HIS OWN CALLS TO FIND OUT ABOUT TURNOUT.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=about turnout.


"Airing these comments struck me as very unprofessional," say a couple of viewers from Christiansburg. "Of course anyone who had been following polling information probably knew this. Still, most of us--unlike Prof. Sabato--do not have access to exit polls. Upon hearing reports that two statewide races were over, a few people probably decided not to vote. These few votes would not have changed the election. But the Virginia political system could hardly be hurt by more people participating. In the future I hope that you will refrain from announcing that the election is over until everyone has at least had the chance to vote."
A viewer from Covington wrote to thank us for our coverage of a demonstration by retired Westvaco workers in Richmond.
"Your coverage meant a lot to these men, who made the 180 mile trip to protest for a pension pay adjustment, which they have not had in 20 years. They are senior citizens to be proud of."
If you'd like to express your views on our news coverage or issues in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find our moderated forum and new chat room online at www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-David Horne/Hunters for the Hungry;



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ESS#8750


Stocks
Comm#2


Hunting-Season


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=Hunting Season


Deer beware...General Firearms Deer Season opens today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Game officials say the deer population is about the same as last year.
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SOT hunting tape #2 13:10:55
IN Q=BOTETOURT, FRANKLIN, CRAIG

((CHAD GREEN/TREBARK OUTFITTERS INC: BOTETOURT, FRANKLIN, CRAIG COUNTY HAS A LOT OF DEER. ALSO BOTETOURT AND CRAIG HAVE A LOT OF NATIONAL FOREST LAND AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE PRIVATE LAND TO HUNT ON.))
SUPER=01-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitter Inc.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=PRIVATE LAND TO HUNT ON
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VO-NAT


Game Wardens say there's already been one shooting accident this season.
Hunters 15 years of age and under have to take hunter education and blaze orange is among the many requirements.
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SOT #1 9:26:46
IN Q=well you need

((DAVID CUSHMAN/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WELL YOU NEED YOUR REGULAR HUNTING LICENSE FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL NEED YOUR BIG GAME LICENSE WITH YOUR BIG GAME TAGS FOR DEER, BEAR AND TURKEY. IF YOU HUNT ON PUBLIC LAND YOU'LL ALSO NEED YOUR NATIONAL FOREST STAMP.))
SUPER=01-Dave Cushman/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=NATIONAL FOREST STAMP
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VO-NAT


There are restrictions on the number of deer you can kill.
Experienced hunters say it takes time and effort to bring home the prize, but they say the hard work can mean a winter of good eating.
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One-Welfare


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success


The single mothers who are relying on government checks to support their families will undergo big changes over the next two years.
Welfare reform is in effect throughout the Commonwealth.
And many of these women are having to look for work for perhaps, the first time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Through Roanoke city social services and Total Action Against Poverty, welfare recipients are training to enter the work force.
Patricia Riddle's been on the system for five years, but she says it isn't a life of leisure.
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SOT tape 6 10:37:00
IN Q=Someone's thinking

((PATRICIA RIDDLE: SOMEONE'S THINKING, "I'M WORKING MY JOB, YOU KNOW, PAYING CHILD CARE AND STUFF. AND HERE SHE IS GETTING IT FOR FREE. IT'S NOT TRUE. ))
SUPER=07-Patricia Riddle;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=it's not true
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wipe to fullscreen promo
You can hear more from those who are taking steps to get off of welfare.
Our series, "A Second Chance at Success" begins tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Bosses: Is productivity slowing at your workplace?
Do your employees seem run down?
Maybe they're not financially healthy.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=Here's a tip
SUPER=@Scott1; :00 (Screen Left)
SUPER=01-Tom Garman/Virginia Tech; :19
RUNS=:52
OUT Q=Scott Goldberg

((Tape: "11/17 Standup" 15:26:28 runs :18
Here's a tip for bosses looking to run a more efficient workplace:
There is new research out of Virginia Tech that says along with mental and physical well-being, financial health has a lot to do with your employees' on-the-job performance.
Professor Tom Garman says it's up to employers to recognize the signs of finance-related sickness.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT Common Sense #1 23:35:36
IN Q=This is a serious problem

((PROFESSOR TOM GARMAN/VIRGINIA TECH: THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE FACTORIES AND THE OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WITH NO BLOOD ON THE FLOOR, HOWEVER, OF THE OFFICE OR THE FACTORY, THE EMPLOYER DOESN'T HAVE A FOCUS ON THIS PROBLEM. BECAUSE THERE IS NO BLOOD DOESN'T MEAN THERE'S NO PROBLEM. THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=a big problem

"11/17 Standup" 15:28:02 runs :15
The cure?
Garman says besides helping employees plan their retirements...
Help them manage their money now.
He says you'd be surprised how many people will show up for financial workshops -- even on the weekends.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-David Horne/Hunters for the Hungry;



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ESS#8751
ESS#8752



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Double Boxes=KMC & SPA


Tourist-attack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Gunmen hijacked a German tour bus in Egypt and indiscriminately opened fire.
There are conflicting reports as to how many people were killed.
Official police statements still say only two people are dead, although news reports say at least 22 people died.
State television reports that the six attackers were killed during a gun battle with police.
There is no word yet on a motive.

Iraq


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


The Pentagon says U-S reconnaissance flights will resume over Iraq, though there's no indication any flights have been conducted today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;

4:06:53
Iraq has threatened to shoot down the American planes.
Yesterday, Saddam Hussein says he's not seeking conflict with the U-S over weapons inspectors.
But, he gave no indication of backing down on his order to expel american members of the U-N weapons inspection team.
SUPER=03-Kuwait City, Kuwait;

4:05:26
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says U-S policies toward Iraq have won the backing of four Persian Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
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SOT

4:05:26
IN Q=

((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT:OUR FOCUS IS TO TRY TO GET SADDAM HUSSEIN TO LIVE UP TO HIS SECURITY COUNCIL OBLIGATIONS AND IF DIPLOMACY WERE TO FAIL, WE WOULD NOT RULE OUT OTHER OPTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=out other options.
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VO-NAT


Today, Albright arrives in Pakistan where she's expected to focus on terrorism.
SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan/Wednesday;


Her visit comes just days after the shooting deaths of four American oil company workers.
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CA-AX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


In California, investigators today will return to the scene of a highway crash that took the lives of 11 people.
All of the dead were riding in the a van when it slammed into a tractor trailer in heavy fog.
Nichelle Medina has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=

4:10:57
SUPER=03-Near Mendota, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Golden/California Highway Patrol; :17
SUPER=01-Art Magallanes/Witness; :45
SUPER=01-Paul Yocum/Paramedic; 1:11
SUPER=01-Nichelle Medina/Reporting; 1:17 QUICK
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Fresno, CA



2-S-Allen-CarTax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-71
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore's promise to eliminate the car tax helped him be elected Governor, now Governor Allen is helping to make Gilmore's promise a reality.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In his last state budget, Allen plans to include money to help pay for the first two years while the car tax is being phased out.
Allen announced his plans at a meeting with key members of the General Assembly leadership this weekend.
Without the money, as a new governor it would be difficult for Gilmore to find the funds he needs in Allen's spending package to phase out the tax.
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S-Voter-Stats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Voting


The stastics are in on the people who voted in this last election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


According to pollsters fewer than one in five voters with high school diplomas and no college education cast a ballot on November fourth.
On the other hand, more than half of those with a college education and earning more than 50-thousand dollars showed up at the polls.
The wealthier the voter the more likely they voted Republican say some analysts.
They also claim that the dismal voter turnout among those of lower income and less education helped the Republican party win all three of the top state offices.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Small Studio
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=13-David Horne/Hunters for the Hungry;



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
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2-E-Robbery-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police say an attempted robbery in Northwest Roanoke ended with a teenager being rushed to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


According to police two men, both about 18, pulled up in a car, one got out and told the victim he wanted his rings.
The two struggled, at least two shots were fired and the 17- year- old was hit in the neck.
From there, they say the victim ran to a friend's house and called for help.
He was taken to the hospital, police say the gunshot does not appear to be life threatening.
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E-Hunting-Season


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-75
GRAPHIC=Hunting Season


The dropping temperatures are a sure sign that fall is finally here and hunting season isn't far behind.
Today marks the opening of General Firearms Deer Season.
Denise Allen reports.
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SOT
IN Q=This is the prize hunters
SUPER=01-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitters Inc.; :06
SUPER=@File; :20
SUPER=01-Dave Cushman/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries; :31
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:19
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=News 7.


((This is the prize hunters want to bring home.
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SOT #2 13:09:33
IN Q=it's going to

((CHAD GREEN/TREBARK OUTFITTERS INC.: IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR. FOOD IS SCARCE BUT IT'S PROBABLY THE FIRST YEAR IN A WHILE I'VE SEEN MORE BUCKS THAN DOE AND IT'S A GOOD BUCK POPULATION OUT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=BUCK POPULATION OUT


But bagging a buck does come with some risk and responsibility.
Game Wardens say there's already been one shooting accident this season.
Hunters 15 years of age and under have to take hunter education and blaze orange is among the many requirements.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT #1 9:26:46
IN Q=well you need

((DAVID CUSHMAN/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WELL YOU NEED YOUR REGULAR HUNTING LICENSE FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL NEED YOUR BIG GAME LICENSE WITH YOUR BIG GAME TAGS FOR DEER, BEAR AND TURKEY. IF YOU HUNT ON PUBLIC LAND YOU'LL ALSO NEED YOUR NATIONAL FOREST STAMP.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=NATIONAL FOREST STAMP


There are restrictions on the number of deer you can kill.
And those rules vary depending on the locality and whether the land is public or private property.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT #1 9:27:24
IN Q=NOW IN ROANOKE

((CUSHMAN: NOW IN ROANOKE COUNTY BECAUSE IT FALLS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DEER PER DAY, EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN TAKE TWO DEER PER DAY. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY WITHIN THE THREE DEER PER YEAR. UNLESS YOU BUY BONUS DEER PERMITS AND YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE SET THIS YEAR WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO ANOTHER TWO DEER.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=ANOTHER TWO DEER.


Those bonus permits are only good on private property.
So once you meet the rules, it's a competition between you and the deer.
Experienced hunters say it takes a lot of time and effort to bring home the prize, but they say the hard work can translate into a winter of good eating.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-Wildlife


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-67
GRAPHIC=none


Taking a walk in the wilderness can be dangerous during hunting season.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;


In a modern, urban society, Mark Van Putten says the way most people enjoy wildlife is in city parks or their own backyards.
The President of the National Wildlife Federation says it's critical that those who watch wildlife understand what is needed to protect it.
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SOT
IN Q=In the history

((MARK VAN PUTTEN/NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION: IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATION MOVEMENT, OFTEN HUNTERS AND ANGLERS WHO HAVE ENJOYED WILDLIFE IN THAT WAY HAVE BEEN IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE MOVEMENT. IT'S NOW TIME FOR THOSE WHO WATCH WILDLIFE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ALSO BECOME LEADERS IN CONSERVATION.))
SUPER=01-Mark Van Putten/National Wildlife Federation;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=leaders in conservation.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Van Putten says a large and diverse coalition of people is needed to defend habitat and protect wildlife.
He was a keynote speaker at the Watchable Wildlife Conference, held last week at the Hotel Roanoke.

E-SOCCER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=none


Despite the cold temperatures the soccer competition was hot in the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
More than 450 games were played at ten sites.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


It was all a part of the seventh annual First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer Classic brought more than 254 teams into the Roanoke Valley.
Some came from as far away as Michigan, Indiana, and Alabama. Bank sponsors say tournaments like these make a big economic impact.
The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club sponsors several each year which they say attract nearly 100-thousand visitors to the area.
And this weekend's tournament is expected to raise about three million dollars.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Nfl


In sports,
In a game where it appeared no one wanted to win the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles settled for a tie.
For yesterday's scores from gridiron, let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5022;
SUPER=0100-/Arizona/10/j/N.Y. Giants/19///j/Atlanta/27//St. Louis/21///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Cincinnati/3/j/Pittsburgh/20////Denver/22/j/Kansas City/24///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Green

Bay/38/j/Indianapolis/41////Tennessee/9/j/Jacksonville/17///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/15/j/Detroit/38////New England/7/j/Tampa Bay/27///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Philadelphia/10//Baltimore/10//Tie In Overtime//Seattle/17/j/New

Orleans/20//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Washington/14/j/Dallas/17////Carolina/19/j/San Francisco/27///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Jets/23//Chicago/15///j/Oakland/38//San Diego/13///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=....last score."

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