12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Today the world gets its first look at the McCaughey septuplets.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And more evidence of racisim in Floyd County.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Some clouds today, and maybe even some light sprinkles this eveing, but skies will clear out as we head into the Holiday. I have the weekend outlook, and a preview of the big Battle on the Gridiron between Tech and UVa.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


News 7 at noon is next.

SEPTUPLETS


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


They are perhaps the world's most anticipated baby pictures.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;


Today, for the first time, video was released of the world's only living Septuplets.
Five of the seven McCaughey babies remain hooked up to a ventilator and are listed in serious condition.
Kenneth and Natalie are breathing on their own and listed in fair condition.
Doctors called him Hercules because of the way he held up the rest of the babies in the womb.
Doctors hope to have all the babies of the ventilator by the end of the week.
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Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu/SLY
TAPE#Net EDIT OF 97-84
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


A Floyd County minister and his wife are dealing with a cross burning, the latest in a series of racial incidents, there.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.


In October, Pastor Diarmuid O'Hara found graffiti on the exterior of the Indian Valley Presbyterian Church.
It read "K-K-K" and "White Power."
More recently someone shot out the light fixtures with a B-B gun.
Then this past weekend, a cross was found burning behind the church.
Pastor O'Hara believes the culprits may have propped the cross up against the back wall, then pushed it over into the grass when the flames appeared to threaten the church.
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IN Q=There are a lot of

((DIARMUID O'HARA/PASTOR: THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS THAT ARE REALLY CAUGHT UP, THEY THINK IT'S REALLY COOL TO BE IN THE K.K.K., BUT THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. THEN THERE ARE SOME OF THE OLDER ONES WHO KNOW WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT AND THE WORST OF USING IT IT SOUNDS LIKE.))
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The experience has not deterred O'Hara, who says he might return to Indian Valley once he completes his seminary work.
His wife, however, says she's not so sure that's a good idea.
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Train-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=TRAIN AX


State police say an Appomattox County man escaped injury after his car collided with a freight train this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


33- year- old Robert Kurtanick (ker-TAN-ick) was heading to work at the Jellystone campground on Route 460 around 7:30.
Authorities say Kurtanick did NOT stop at the crossing and never saw the westbound Norfolk Southern train.
The train struck the front of Kurtanick's 1974 Dodge pickup and knocked it to the side.
Kurtanick was not injured, but his truck was a total loss.
No charges will be filed.
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Reno


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=RENO


The nation's top cop is in the hospital this afternoon after fainting last night in Mexico City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A Justice Department spokesman says Janet Reno is being treated for gallstones and fatigue.
As previously planned, she will return to her home in Miami to rest over the holiday weekend.
The Attorney General was in Mexico City attending a conference of prosecutors.
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Aids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=AIDS


The AIDS epidemic is far from over, and apparently getting much worse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In a new report today, the United Nations says one in every 100 sexually active adults worldwide is now infected with H-I-V.
Perhaps more frightening, of those infected only one in ten knows about it.
The report says 30 million people are now living with H-I-V and 16-thousand new victims are infected every day.
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VITAMINS-HEART


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some encouraging new research today in the journal of the American Medical Association about vitamins C and E and heart disease.
No one is claiming these vitamins are a magic bullet against too many high-fat meals that cause clogged arteries.
But early indications reveal that maybe just maybe, they couldn't hurt.
John Roberts reports.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up,
Iraq responds to a U-S report that it's hiding tons of deadly nerve gas.
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and,
The National Christmas Tree stops in Southwest Virginia on its way to the nation's capital.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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Talent=Patrick

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Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


Iraq today is denying a Pentagon report that it's stock piling tons of lethal V-X nerve gas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;


The U-S believes Saddam may have anywhere from 20 to 200 tons of V-X.
Baghdad calls the report part of America's propoganda campaign against Iraq.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Meantime, U-N inspectors searched suspected weapons sites for a fourth day.
The daily inspections have been carried out without incident since Saturday, but inspectors have yet to visit sites which Iraq calls "sensitive" to its national security.
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E-Danville-Student


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


Danville students are remembering one of their own, an honor roll student who was killed in a car crash on Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Monday;


Ruth Cardwell was killed when the car she was riding in flipped over on Route 726 in Ringgold.
At Dan River High School, fellow students met in the cafeteria for counseling.
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((DIANNE DONOHOE/SCHOOL NURSE: THEY'RE SAD. THEY'RE ANGRY. THEY'RE SHOCKED. AND THEY'RE ALSO SHARING FUNNY TIDBITS ABOUT THE LIFE OF THIS PERSON. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE FINDING JOY IN THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH HER, IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HER.))
SUPER=01-Dianne Donohoe/School Nurse;
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OUT Q=relationship with her
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VO-NAT


Another student, Anton Reece, was driving the car.
The hospital is not releasing his condition.
Cardwell and Reece both earned top grades and played in the band.
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SOT 12:30
IN Q=Anton also loved

((CLARISSA KNIGHT/PRINCIPAL: ANTON ALSO LOVED MUSIC, WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF RUTH'S. I THINK THEIR FRIENDSHIP FORGED BECAUSE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP IN BAND.))
SUPER=01-Clarissa Knight/Principal;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=relationship in band
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VO-NAT


Students say they want to help the victims' families.
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E-Flood-Relief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Flood Relief


After years of devastating flood damage, Roanoke is hoping to keep reisdents high and dry.
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VO-NAT


The city is sending pamphlets out to every Roanoke address, telling residents where the flood plains are, and what to do if you live in one.
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Putting out the pamphlets also helped improve the city's position in the insurance industry's Community Rating System, and that means lower rates.
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((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER; ANYONE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE THAT PURCHASES FLOOD INSURANCE AT THIS TIME WILL GET A FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION OVER THE STANDARD FLOOD INSURANCE RATES BECAUSE OF OUR STANDING IN THE CRS PROGRAM. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Engineer;
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OUT Q=CRS program.
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If you're in the process of buying or renting a house, you can visit the City Engineer's office to check out the flood plain maps, they'll indicate whether the property is in the danger zone.
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Passages-2


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Northwest Passages


A newspaper publisher who has worked in northwest Roanoke for many years says the neighborhood can have a prosperous future, but the key is trust.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Tribune has documented the neighborhood's struggle for almost sixty years.
Claudia Whitworth says she is optimistic that a new attitude, and a new approach to neighborhood problems will bear fruit.
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IN Q=What does northwest Roanoke need

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/ROANOKE TRIBUNE: WHAT DOES NORTHWEST ROANOKE NEED THE MOST TO REALLY ACHIEVE ITS POTENTIAL? UNIFICATION AND TRUST. THAT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL KILLER. THERE'S BEEN A TOTAL LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE RESIDENTS AND CITY GOVERNMENT AND BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND IT'S JUST REALLY BEEN A NO TRUST, NO WIN SITUATION. AND WE'RE HOPING WE CAN BUILD THAT.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/Roanoke Tribune;
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OUT Q=we can build that.
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TAKE FULLSCREEN 6 AND 11 PROMO BOARD
Our series, Northwest Passages, concludes tonight with a look at a controversy more than 30 years ago, that still echoes in the neighborhood today.

E-National-Tree


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Christmas


As the National Christmas Tree makes its way to Washington, it made a stop in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


This is the third year David Duvall has hauled "America's Holiday Tree" to Washington.
Yesterday-- he made a quick stop in Wythe County to visit family before heading up the interstate to complete the three thousand mile trip.
The tree is a gift from the people of South Dakota.
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IN Q=When it

((MICHAEL EVANS/US FOREST SERVICE:WHEN IT WAS CUT I THINK IT WAS ABOUT EIGHT ABOVE ZERO, THEY HAD A 30- BELOW ZERO WIND CHILL AND THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO COVER THE TREE ONCE IT WAS DOWN WITH A TARP AND HEAT IT TO KEEP THE TREE FROM BREAKING AS THEY TRIED TO WRAP IT. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Evans/U.S. Forest Service; :00
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OUT Q=wrap it.
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The 60 foot black hills spruce will be placed in four feet of concrete before it's decorated.
The Speaker of the House will light the tree at a ceremony December 10th.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come,
Sports fans and the entertainment seekers turned out for a night of W-W-F in the Star City.
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VO-NAT


and,
This thoughtless thief gets nabbed in his robbery attempt in Texas.
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DUMB-ROBBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=NONE


This next story could qualify for America's dumbest criminals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mission, TX;


The robber in this surveilance video, apparently forgot to pull his ski mask down before attempting to rob a convienience store.
The slip seems to confuse customers, the woman in the video seems unsure if he's a robber or not, when he asks for her money.
The robber remembers to pull his mask down half way into the robbery.
He was arrested a short time later thanks to the videotape, which clearly shows his face.
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E-WWF


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=NONE

**Note Anchor Tag**
Love it or hate it, professional wrestling invaded Roanoke last night.
Andrew Freiden was there and has this story.
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IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01
SUPER=01-Jeff Jarrett/Wrestler; :19 (2nd time)
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March; :51
SUPER=01-Dave Hebner/WWF Promoter; 1:19
SUPER=01-Tony Perdue/Wrestling Fan; 1:29
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((FIREWORKS EXPLODING ))
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It's not a pure sport, and it's not pure entertainment.
Promoters for the World Wrestling Federation admit it's more of a mixture of both B-ROLL SECOND PART OF THE BITE WITH SOMETHING ATHLETIC!
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((JEFF JARRET/WRESTLER: IT'S DRAMA, IT'S SUSPENSE, IT'S ENTERTAINMENT, BUT IT'S TRULY GREAT ATHLETES STEPPING INTO THE RING. I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES IN MANY INTERVIEWS, I'D PUT THE WWF UP AGAINST ANY OTHER ATHLETIC CONTEST IN THE WORLD ))
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The sports and drama combination works-- tickets for this packed show sold for up to 15 dollars.
And this Roanoke crowd got plenty of bangs for its bucks.
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((YEAH!! ))
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While the wrestlers bend over backwards to put on a show, some of the toughest fighting is saved for the front offices.
For years, the WWF was the biggest wrestling league there was-- wcw footage
But Ted Turner bought chief rival WCW - World Championship Wrestling- and put it on his own T-N-T television network directly opposite Vince McMahon's W-W-F broadcast.
Adding fuel to the fire Turner used his deep pockets to sign away the sport's superstars for more money.
Now the real battle of the Titan's is not with the competitors in the ring.
It's between the two millionaires as they fight tooth and nail for cable viewers. back to tonight
And the WWF is tight lipped about the whole thing.
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((You don't want to talk about it, do you? DAVE HEBNER/WWF PROMOTER: NO-- NO, I WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE WWF. ))
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The wrestling fans in Roanoke WOULD take sides.
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((TONY PERDUE: WWF-- why are they better? BECAUSE I HATE THE NWO. ))
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((JEFF JARRETT/WRESTLER: REALLY, THE FAN WINS, AND THE WRESTLERS WIN, BECAUSE THE BOSSES ARE VYING FOR EACHOTHERS CONTRACTS. ))
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And it appears competition on the airwaves makes for better competition in the ring.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke. ))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


You can catch last night's show on the USA network this Monday night.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down a fraction of a point.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
An announcement from Chicago on Scottie Pippen's future with the Bulls.
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and,
The Lady Cavs sent Lady Hokies bach to the 'burg defeated.
We'll have the highlights from the hardwood.
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Women-B'Ball


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA HOOPS


Let's begin in Charlottesville where unbeatens Tech and UVa met in women's hoops to get this rivalry week started.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Va. Tech vs. UVa; :00


The Lady Cavaliers trotted into U-Hall through a sea of youngsters who were anxious to see them take out Tech.
Head coaches Debbie Ryan and Bonnie Henrickson exchanged a few pleasantries before the opening tap, but then it was all Virginia.
Lisa Hosac dishes the pill to Renee Robinson, who hits the jumper from the corner for a 7 point lead early.
The Cavs defense caused Tech a lot of headaches. Amy Wetzel is stripped of the ball, Erin Stovall picks it up and drives in for the fast break score. It's 20-to-9.
Tech would finally get a transition hoop of its own with Lisa Witherspoon scoring 2 of her 8 points. The Hokies failed to put any player in double figures last night.
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/49/Virginia/64;


UVa would dominate on both ends of the floor as 6-10 Elena Kravchenko stuffs the drive and UVa snuffs out Tech 64-to-49.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=Hornets


The Hornets were a bit stunned last night as their string of 364 consecutive sellouts was broken--the Pistons and Grant Hill attracted
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Pistons vs. Hornets; ;00


14 hundred fans shy of a sellout at the hive. Davie Cowens liked the results on the court though, as David Wesley the new point guard hits the desperation three pointer at the first quarter buzzer.
That was fun, but this was the SUPER=32-Detroit/85/Charlotte/90;

clincher as Glen Rice goes deep in traffic to seal the 90-to-85 Hornets win.
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Pippen


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=BULLS


Monday night a report in a Chicago newspaper said that Bulls forward Scottie Pippen was promising never to play again in Chicago, and that he wanted to be traded immediately.
Most, including Michael Jordan dismissed it as hype.
But yesterday Pippen confirmed he will be leaving.
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((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD:)) ((DENNIS RODMAN/BULLS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Bulls Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Bulls Forward; :20
RUNS=:36
OUT Q=...SUPPORT HIM."
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (TF97-2)
GRAPHIC=Tech/UVa football


As the weekend match-up between U-V-a and Tech approaches the big story is the health of the Hokies' Q-B, Al Clark.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


An M-R-I confirmed yesterday that Clark has torn cartilage in his left knee. But, according to team physician Duane Lagan, he WILL play Saturday.
Tech players say they are determined to focus on a victory against the Cavs this weekend, to stay in the running for either the Alliance or Gator bowl.
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OUT Q=on Saturday.
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The Hokies are two and Oh their last two visits to Charlottesville.
Kick-off is set for 5:30 on Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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VHSL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb97-5
GRAPHIC=vhsl


Five of Friday Football Extra's teams are still in the hunt for a state title this weekend.
The divisional semi-finals are set for this Saturday at 1:30.
Here are the matchups and game sites.
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CLINTON-TURKEY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


A turkey of a holiday tradition continued today at the White House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey -- sparing it from ending up on a serving platter.
The president now heads to Camp David to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter Chelsea. (----------------)