12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Iraq continues to deny U-N weapons inspectors access to dozens of sites.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a the APEC Summit a plan to rescue a sinking Asian Economy.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Sunshine and warmer temperature each play starring roles in our holidya week outlook. The forecast, and a look at the Broncos stampeeding Oakland last night at Mile High.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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News 7 at noon is next.

APEC-MARKETS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


More turmoil today for Asian financial markets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo


Tokyo stock prices suffered their second largest decline of the year, in reaction to the failure of a major brokerage house.
SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;


Korean share prices also plunged, on continued worries about the country's financial health.
SUPER=03-Vancouver, BC;


As Asian markets continue to tumble APEC leaders in Canada are expected to approve a bailout plan today to bailout the troubled countries.
The agreement gives the International Monetary Fund primary responsibility for managing the crisis.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


In Iraq today the question is who's watching whom?
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VO-NAT


There are reports a U-N inspection tem flew overhead in a helicopter today as other inspectors worked on the ground, watching for suspicious movements.
Meantime, "The New York Times" reports the Iraqis may have spied on the inspectors, to find out which sites would be targeted.
The U-N teams still haven't tried to visit any of the sites that the Iraqis say are off-limits, they include dozens of presidential palaces.
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11:14:28
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SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;
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OUT Q=REPUBLICAN GUARD ACTIVITIES.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The defense secretary's comments comments came as he unveiled a Pentagon report that says more than two dozen countries have developed -- or may be developing -- nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as the means to deliver them.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Space Shuttle


Mission accomplished today in space as two astronauts captured a runaway satellite during a risky seven hour spacewalk.
Jim Chenevey has the story.
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10:09:12
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SUPER=01-William Harwood/Space Writer; :28
SUPER=01-Jim Chenevey/Reporting; 1:04
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=JIM CHENEVEY, CBS NEWS.

((DURING MORE THAN 7 HOURS ON A SPACEWALK, COLUMBIA ASTRONAUTS MANAGED TO RE-CAPTURE SPARTAN - THE SOLAR SATELLITE. THE 10-MILLION DOLLAR -SPARTAN- SOLAR OBSERVATORY WAS RETURNED TO NASA'S CONTROLS MONDAY NIGHT...AND IT WAS DONE THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY: WITH PATIENCE...AND A GRAB. A LITTLE MORE THAN AN HOUR INTO THEIR SPACEWALK, THE ASTRONAUTS LEANED OUT OF COLUMBIA'S CARGO BAY AND CAUGHT -SPARTAN- WITH THEIR GLOVED HANDS. NASA ASTRONAUT WINSTON SCOTT AND JAPANESE ASTRONAUT TAKAO DOI SEIZED THE SATELLITE...AND THEN HELPING OUT THE SHUTTLE'S ROBOT ARM BROUGHT SPARTAN BACK TO COLUMBIA'S CARGO BAY. WILLIAM HARWOOD, SPACE WRITER/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT THE OPERATION DURING THE DAY'S SPACEWALK WAS NEEDED TO RE-CAPTURE THE SATELLITE WHICH MALFUNCTIONED FRIDAY...AND BECAUSE -AT THE TIME- SPARTAN WAS TUMBLING, IT WAS TOO DIFFICULT TO GRAB WITH THE ROBOT ARM. A SERIES OF TESTS WILL BE MADE ON THE SATELLITE TO DISCOVER IF SPARTAN CAN BE RE-RELEASED...TO CONTINUE ON -ITS- MISSION TO STUDY THE SUN. JIM CHENEVEY, CBS NEWS.))

Boat-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A boat collision in Fort Lauderdale has left at least six people dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;


Authorities say late last night a speedboat sliced through a cabin cruiser on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.
Two others are hospitalized in critical condition.
The actual number of passengers on the cabin cruiser is not known so divers continue to search the scene for more victims.
Police say speed may have been the cause of the accident.
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E-Pitts-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


The teenager killed in yesterday's single-car accident was a student at Dan River High School in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


16-year old Ruth Ellen Cardwell was a passenger in the car--she died at the accident scene yesterday afternoon.
The young man who was driving, Anton Reece, is in the hospital.
He apparently veered off Route 726 --hitting a sign and a phone box before the car overturned.
Police say there is no indication of drugs or alcohol.
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E-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


When an elderly Lynchburg man was found stabbed to death last week, authorities noted that his car had been stolen.
Now that vehicle has been spotted in the Hill City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


72- year- old Samuel J. York was killed in his apartment one week ago.
Since then, several witnesses have reported seeing 27- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson driving the victim's car.
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SOT 1:57:52
IN Q=Naturally we're

((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: NATURALLY WE'RE INTERESTED BECAUSE HE HAS THE VICTIM'S VEHICLE, AND DEFINITELY WE WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY THAT KNOWS THE VICTIM OR HAS HAD RECENT CONTACT WITH HIM AROUND THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. THE CAR AND THE INDIVIDUAL, MR. LAWSON, HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO THE NATIONAL COMPUTER, SHOWING THAT THE VEHICLE IS STOLEN AND THAT WE HAVE A WARRANT ON FILE FOR HIM FOR AUTO THEFT.))
SUPER=01-Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Investigator; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=for auto theft.
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Viar says anyone who sees the car or Lawson should call the Lynchburg police.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still ahead,
Virginia's Attorney General is calling for an end to alcohol abuse on college campuses in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT


and,
There's hope for some former Phen-Fen users -- an alternative diet drug is on its way to the pharmacy shelves.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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Talent=Patrick

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DIET-DRUG


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


Meridia is the first prescription alternative since a ban on Phen/Fen.
The drug promotes moderate weight loss.
Meridia is meant only for serious obesity and NOT for people with high blood pressure, heart disease or for those on anti- depressants such as Prozac.
It should hit the shelves in your pharmacy in about three months.
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5-Cullen-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-51
GRAPHIC=Richard Cullen


Virginia Attorney General Richard Cullen says there are no easy answers to the problem of underage college drinking, but he thinks the issue deserves more attention.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


In light of four alcohol-related fatalities on Virginia campuses since May, Cullen is naming a task force to deal with the problem.
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SOT 19:55:31
IN Q=I don't think

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I DON'T THINK YOU CAN LEGISLATE THIS. I THINK COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY. I HAVE TWO PEOPLE ON THE TASK FORCE. ONE IS A NATIONALLY-REKNOWNED POLLSTER, LINDA DIVALL, AND I HOPE SHE'LL TEACH US HOW TO FIND OUT FROM THE CAMPUS ITSELF WHAT THE REAL SITUATION IS. I HAVE AN ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE, SOMEONE WHO STARTED A NATIONALLY PROMINENT ADVERTISING AGENCY. HE'S ON THERE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Virginia Attorney General
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OUT Q=as well.
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Governor Allen is supportive of the task force, but thinks better enforcement of existing laws may be the key.
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SOT 19:34:33
IN Q=Thinking back

((THINKING BACK, IT'S HARD TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT'S ANY WORSE THAN BEFORE. MAYBE DRUGS ARE MORE PREVALENT NOW THEN THEY WERE IN THOSE DAYS. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, THERE WAS PLENTY OF ALCOHOL AROUND WHEN I WAS THERE.))
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RUNS=:11
OUT Q=was there.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Alcohol Abuse


Then- Governor Doug Wilder convened a 1991 commission on Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault on College Campuses.
Its recommendations were so strict, many were never implemented.

E-Harmony-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Judges frequently make decisions based on legal precedents--but in the case of a now-defunct Wythe County strip bar, Judge Danny Bird says there's little he can refer to when deciding if former employees are guilty of obscenity charges.
Bird notes the County has never defined what constitutes obscenity.
But Bird has agreed to dismiss all charges against Tracey Outlaw, a former nude dancer at the Harmony Hall bar, pending good behavior on her part.
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SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The judge also agreed to drop charges against Harmony Hall manager, Bobby Ray Caviness.
He's accused of allowing alcohol inside the strip bar without the proper permit.
Two obscenity related charges were dismissed before court began.
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IN Q=I certainly

((ROBBIE JENKINS/CAVINESS' ATTORNEY:I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT OR CHARGE THAT WAS LEFT AGAINST MY CLIENT, WHICH WAS THE ALCOHOL CHARGE, THEY JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROOF THERE WERE FOOD OR BEVERAGES SOLD AND HE SHOULD'VE DISMISSED IT, BUT HE TOOK IT UNDER ADVISEMENT AND WE'RE SATISFIED WITH THAT DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Caviness' Attorney; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that decision.
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The judge also agreed to dismiss the alcohol related charges against three other Harmony Hall employees-- pending a year's good behavior.
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E-Daycare-hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Child Care


Their common goal is to provide safe, quality day care but those speaking out at a Roanoke public hearing have different ways of achieving that goal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The state Child Day-Care Council is rewriting some daycare regulations.
The new rules place more restrictions on health and safety issues, but they are less specific about daily educational activities.
And some daycare providers are unhappy about lower educational requirements for program supervisors.
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IN Q=my children

(( 04:14:20 MARTI CARL/DAYCARE PROVIDER; MY CHILDREN, YOUR CHILDREN, AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN IN THE COMMONWEALTH DESERVE THE BEST CHILD CARE THAT IS AVAILABLE. AND IF THESE PROPOSALS ARE ALLOWED TO FO THROUGH AS IS, THEN OUR BEST WILL NO-WHERE BE GOOD ENOUGH.)) 03:53:34 SHARON JONES/CHILD DAY-CARE COUNCIL; I DON'T LOOK ATH THEM AS BEING RELAXED, I LOOK AT THEM BEING BROADENED SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY FOR ALL THE GROUPS THAT HAVE COME UNDER LICENSED CARE.
SUPER=01-Marti Carl/Daycare Provider;
SUPER=01-Sharon Jones/Child Day-Care Council;
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OUT Q=licensed care.
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The council will use the input from the public hearing to fine-tune the new regulations.
There will be another public-comment period before the council takes action next year.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up,
The Star City's plan for a happy medium between history and the economy.
We'll explain when we return.
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VO-NAT


and,
A look back at a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood through the eyes of one of its residents.
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Heritage-Point


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The city of Roanoke says it has found a way to preserve history and go forward with economic development at the same time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This afternoon city officials are announcing their plan to build "Heritage Point."
It's a plot of undeveloped land in the city's industrial park.
Starting next year, the Roanoke mounted police will move its headquarters to this land next to the old Monterey Golf Course.
George Kegley lives next to the site. He says he's relieved horses, instead of industry, are moving in.
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SOT 22:20:42
IN Q=horses will be good neighbors

((GEORGE KEGLEY/HISTORY BUFF: HORSES WILL BE GOOD NEIGHBORS. A FRIEND OF OURS ONCE HAD 6 HORSES HERE ON OUR PLACE. HORSES HAVE BEEN ROAMING OVER THESE HILLS FOR AT LEAST TWO CENTURIES...AND IT'S A GOOD USE OF THE LAND, I THINK.))
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OUT Q=i think
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Eventually, the city hopes to turn Heritage Point into an educational facility with a museum and a day-care center.
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Passages


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Northwest Passages


People who have lived in northwest Roanoke for many years remember a time when neighbors were an extended family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


William Taborn moved to Harrison Avenue when he was two years old.
Today, he lives in the home his father built in 1927.
He remembers a time when neighbors knew each other, and parents were able to discipline their children.
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SOT
IN Q=I know the last whipping

((I KNOW THE LAST WHIPPING I GOT WAS IN THIS PRESENT HOME WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT. 15:08:09 I DIDN'T COME IN WHEN I WAS TOLD TO COME IN AND MY MOTHER MET ME AT THE DOOR. AND SHE LET ME KNOW THAT SHE WAS STILL THE BOSS. ))
SUPER=01-William Taborn/Northwest Roanoke Resident;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=still the boss.
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TAKE LIVE FULLSCREEN 6 AND 11 PROMO BOARD
Our series, Northwest Passages, continues tonight, with a visit to the Roanoke Tribune, and a closer look at neighborhood challenges.
WEATHER
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SUPER=301-44/41/South 9mph/30.31f/75/1973/8/1970;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/31-35/Partly Sunny/and Mild/60-63;
SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/33-36/Partly Sunny/and Warm/62-66;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/28-32/Partly Cloudy/& Breezy/56-60;
SUPER=333-Mostly/Clear/28-32/Partly Sunny/Not as Cool/54-57;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/30-35/Partly Cloudy/& Breezy/50-54;
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up one and a half points.
tease#3

SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
The Cavaliers and Hokies are gearing up for this weekend's collision on the college gridiron.
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VO-NAT


and,
in the N-F-L, the Broncos charged over the Raiders.
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Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (04:26:19)
GRAPHIC=NFL


In Monday night football action, the Denver Broncos crushed the Oakland Raiders 31-to-3.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NFL-ABC Sports;


John Elway's 35 yard pass to a diving Ed McCaffrey started the Denver action.
N-F-L rushing leader Terrell Davis scored three T-D's on the night, which left the score at 21-to-3 before Elway found Rod Smith for the 15 yard touchdown pass to end the game 31-to-3.
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Barber


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber


Tiki Barber continues to get his education as a rookie in the NFL.
Mike Stevens tells us as his first season draws to a close, the little Giant has certainly proven himself to be a quick learner.
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SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/Sunday; :00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Rookie Running Back; :20
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; 1:30
RUNS=2:17
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports."
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Cavaliers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (vf97-2)
GRAPHIC=Uva/Tech


The tension is building in anticipation for Saturday's match-up on the gridiron between the Wahoos and Hokies.
U-V-a needs to beat Tech for a Bowl bid.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/November 15;


The 6-and-4 Cavaliers have had a week to heal from a setback against N-C State in Raleigh last week.
They also realize what's riding on this weekend's date with Virginia Tech.
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IN Q=One of our goals

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bryan Owen/UVa Receiver; 1:02
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to a bowl game.
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VO-NAT


Team captain Anthony Poindexter increases U-V-A's chance for victory.
But the strong safety is suffering from ankle and knee injuries.
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IN Q=You know the

(( ))
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Captain;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=practicing tomorrow.
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VO-NAT


The kick-off is set for 5:30 on Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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Radford


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=Radford University


The Radford University men's basketball team picked up an easy win last night against Elon, a team that will be an official Big South member in 1999.
RU beats the Fighting Christians 86-to-59.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Elon vs. Radford; :00


Head coach Ron Bradley and the Highlanders basically had their way on the offensive end of the floor last night.
Corey Redd with the assist to fellow senior Kevin Robinson, as K-Rob knocks in the jumper.
Reed would keep dishing out the passes as he feeds Ryan Charles, the 6-10 sophomore on this play for the layin. Charles had 16.
Then watch the nice ball movement - Reed to Chibi Johnson to Leslie Ballard
SUPER=32-Elon/59/Radford/86;

who had a career high 26 points.
Radford gets its first win of the year 86-to-59 over 0-and-3 Elon.
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HOT-ERNIE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Last year it was Elmo and now it's Ernie's turn in the holiday spotlight.
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VO-NAT cover of Ernie doll from m Hot Toys pkg on 97-75
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It looks like the hot toy for Christmas '97 is "Sing and Snore Ernie."
Some predict Ernie will be even more popular than Tickle me Elmo so Tyco Preschool is stocking up.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=Christmas


It's already on track to produce nearly two million -- almost double the number of Elmos shipped out last Christmas.