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Via-Funeral

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-81
GRAPHIC=none


An entire community came out to support family members of the six people killed in a house fire in Henry County.
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It was a standing room only crowd in the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Bassett.
Everyone was there to say good bye.
75-year-old Garnet Via, Senior, 72-year-old Alice Gravely Via, and 33-year old Jerri Via were three of the six people who died in a house fire Wednesday morning.
The others included 9-year-old India Manns, 6-year-old Johntea Manns and four year-old DeAngelo Terry.
Students at Campbell Court Elementary wrote letters about their friendships with the young victims.
The community and family members are still in shock.
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((DOROTHY MENEFEE/VICTIMS' FRIEND: THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SHATTERED BY THIS TRAGEDY. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT CAMPBELL COURT BUT I SAY NOT ONLY THE BABIES IT HAS SHATTERED BUT THE ADULTS.))
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((AND THEY WERE LOVELY WONDERFUL PEOPLE. YOU WERE BLESSED TO KNOW SUCH PEOPLE. THIS COMMUNITY IS GOING TO MISS THEM. I HAVE MISSED THEM ALREADY.))
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Fire officials say a woodstove caused the fatal blaze.
There was no smoke detector in the house.
The victims apparently died of smoke inhalation.
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Death-Row


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-82
GRAPHIC=Death Penalty


Two Louisiana brothers are biking across the country in an effort to save their younger brother's life.
Shareef Cousin (KOO-zin) is the youngest inmate on death row.
Ellis Cropper and Lawrence Cousin (KOO-zin) say Shareef brother was wrongly convicted of murder.
At the time Shareef was 16.
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Now Ellis and Lawrence are riding to raise awareness.
They started the journey in New England, and from Roanoke they'll travel through at least four states before ending up in New Orleans.
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((ELLIS CROPPER: WE HAVE FACTS HE'S BEEN WRONGLY CONVICTED OF A MURDER AND SO WE'RE BUILDING UP PUBLICITY BECAUSE IT'S THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SO I WANT THE PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT KINDS OF THINGS HAPPEN.)) ((LAWRENCE COUSIN: IN AMERICA YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. BUT MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS GUILTY AND HAD TO PROVE HIMSELF INNOCENT. WE WANT TO NOT ONLY STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO HIM BUT OTHERS ACROSS RACE LINES.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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They will arrive in New Orleans, December fourth.
That's when their brother's case goes before the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Shareef Cousin was convicted of robbing and killing a 25-year-old white man.
A witness identified Shareef as the gunman.

US-Iraq


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


United Nations weapons inspectors had double the workload today as they entered Iraq for the first time in about three weeks.
The standoff ended earlier this week after Russian officials convinced Saddam Hussein to end the ban against American inspectors.
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Seventy-five inspectors--among them four Americans--returned to Baghdad yesterday.
The team not only searched weapons sites, but also tried to uncover weapons the Iraqis may have moved or hidden during the conflict.
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As part of the resolution that ended the standoff, Russia agreed to help ease economic sanctions imposed against Iraq at the end of the Gulf War.
Russian officials also agreed to push for changes in the weapons inspection program.
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But, a United Nations commission rejected Russia's proposal.
U-N Ambassador Bill Richardson said there's now little chance that sanctions against Iraq will be lifted. Roll
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Webwatch


Microsoft is gaining ground in the web-browser wars, though its success helped spark a government anti-trust lawsuit.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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Microsoft doubled its share of the web browser market, with the Internet Explorer's market share jumping from 20 to 40 percent.
Its success comes at Netscape's expense, which falls from 73 percent down to 57.
Analysts say Microsoft's share will continue to grow, as the company continues bundling Explorer in with Windows software packages.

If you're having credit problems, free, anonymous help is available online from Credit Counseling Centers of America.
The non-profit site has tips for people in financial trouble...
You can fill out a budget worksheet, then call a counselor who can help put you on the road to financial recovery... all without giving your name.

The prestigious Pulitzer Prize will now be available to online journalists.
The Pulitzer board made the decision at its annual meeting.
Newspapers can apply for the prize by submitting a CD-rom with the entry.
The move is considered a big step in the recognition of online journalism.

Links to these sites are posted on the WebWatch page, on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-76
GRAPHIC=On Record


The University of Virginia has the keys to the past locked up in the Alderman Library.
The Special Collections section of the library contains thousands of original diaries and manuscripts.
Denise Allen spent some time there while researching her series a Woman's War.
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In this maze of stacks you'll find original manuscripts of Edgar Allen Poe, documents dating back to the Revolutionary War and the Burwell Family papers.
Many of the collections in this section of the library are just that diaries and business papers of Virginia Families.
The Burwells were a Virginia family.
In their are papers documenting land sales dating back to the 17-hundreds.
But for our story, the focus was on the diaries from the Burwell women living at a Bedford Plantation during the Civil War.
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((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: IT'S EASIER TO FALL VICTIM TO THE 'SCARLET O'HARA SYNDROME,' AS I CALL IT, IN WHICH WE PICTURE SOUTHERN WOMEN IN DRESSES AND HOOP SKIRTS AND HAVING GRAND OLD TIMES, BUT NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.))
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((ED AYERS/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: YOU TOUCH THE PAST IN A WAY THAT YOU CAN'T BY READING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. THAT SEEMS SO HIGH BLOWN AND SO GREAT THAT YOU FEEL YOU FADE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE BUT HERE YOU GO THIS IS WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO HAVE A CHILD IN 1862 AND IT FEELS THE SAME WAY TODAY. IT MAKES THE PAST LIVE.))
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(2ND DIARY WENDY)

"Avenel was an ideal home in the 50's, before the war clouds began to gather, and the servants were as proud of its fame for hospitality as the master and mistress....Rosa Burwell (Burrell) Todd"
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The past comes a live again during On Record--as the Burwell women recount life on the plantation during the Civil War.
That's tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Di-Dress


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-93
GRAPHIC=Diana


One of Princess Diana's dresses auctioned-off in June was briefly on display in the star city last night.
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It's a hand-beaded, gold and white dress Diana wore to a fundraiser for the Red Cross.
The dress was the major attraction at an event to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association of Virginia.
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((TONI FERGUSON/AMER. LUNG ASSN. OF VA: THE MAIN DIFFERENCE WE HOPE IS THAT PEOPLE WILL REALIZE WE'RE HERE; THAT WE'RE DOING THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR EVERYBODY NOT JUST CHILDREN BUT FOR ADULTS AS WELL AND ANYBODY WHO HAS LUNG DISEASE.))
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The gathering was the First Annual Christmas Seal Gala benefiting the state chapter of the American Lung Association.
Fontaine and Philip Minor of Richmond bought the dress and tiara at an auction in June.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Glenvar wins the Group A girls state championship the Hokies battled the Panthers in Pittsburgh.
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And we'll have scores and highlights from this afternoon's high school football regional championships.
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S-Girls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=VHSL Logo


The Single and double A girls state basketball championships held court at Virginia High In Bristol this afternoon.
Steve Mason recaps a Roanoke Valley Sweep as William byrd and glenvar bring home state championships.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=Fleming/Culpeper


The William Fleming Colonels have advanced to the state Semi finals. this afternoon the Colonels beat Culpeper County 20 to 13 in the Division 5 Northwest Region championship.
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The Colonels were fired up for the regional championship game.
Culpeper jumped out to the quick lead when Paul Hutchinson hauls in the play action pass from Fred Caperton and the Blue Devils were on top 7 to nothing early in the first quarter.
But the Colonel defense would tighten up Devon Turner forces Caperton out of the pocket and Derrick Turner makes the interception in the end zone ending the drive.
Fleming would pick off 5 passes on SUPER=36-William

Fleming/20/Culpeper/13/;this play Caperton throws to his wide out he slips and William Hankins makes the interception and returns it 30 yards and Fleming scores 20 in the second half to win it 20 to 13.
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S-Forest


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Forest/Brookville


In Forest this afternoon, Brookville and Jefferson Forest played for the Region Three Division four championship.
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The rain last night left the field a little muddy at kickoff this afternoon.
In the first quarter the Cavaliers get off to the quick start with a reverse and Joey Fitzgerald ends up with the ball and scores to make it 7 to nothing.
The Bees tried to get it going in the first half when Jason Brown goes to the air and hits Payton Townes, Junior who makes the nice catch.
Jefferson Forest would score on the SUPER=36-Jefferson

Forest/27/Brookville/0/;short run when Jay Chapman takes the handoff and scores to make it 13 to nothing and Jefferson Forest wins it 27 to Nothing.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Radford/PH Glade


The Radford Bobcats were on the road this afternoon for the Region C division 2 championship at Patrick Henry Glade Spring.
And Radford wins the championship Beating Glade Spring 20 to 7.

S-Tech


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


The Virginia Tech Hokies saw their Big East Alliance Bowl hopes slip away this afternoon on the Road in Pittsburgh.
Tech led 9 to nothing in the first quarter but Pittsburgh scored 15 unanswered points in the second half and the Panthers beat the Hokies this afternoon 30 to 23.
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