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Straight ahead on News 7-
Some folks fight to keep a medical incinerator out of their neighborhood.
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A student opens fire in a high school killing two people in Kentucky.
Look who's lobbying for big tobacco now- Try Ann Richards and Howard Baker.
And the world tallest Christmas tree.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

School-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#nET
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A school shooting leaves two students dead, a third critically wounded and five others hurt.
Tonight the question is WHY?
Lee Cowan has more from West Paducah, Kentucky.
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((HERE IN WEST PADUCAH, KENTUCKY, AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE MONDAY NIGHT, THE ONLY QUESTION WAS "WHY?"
WHY WOULD A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN OPEN FIRE ON FELLOW STUDENTS GATHERED FOR PRAYER? KILLING AT LEAST TWO, WOUNDING MANY MORE WITH INJURIES FROM CRITICAL TO FAIR. IT HAPPENED HERE AT HEATH HIGH SCHOOL...WHERE BOOKS AND BLOOD LINED THE HALLWAY.
People were screaming and running, and then I saw blood...
THE 14 YEAR OLD SUSPECT QUIETLY SURRENDERED AFTER THE ATTACK...AND UNDER KENTUCKY LAW HE'LL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT.
Frank Augustus, McCracken Co. KY Sheriff: I think the boy is regretting it...and he is showing remorse and regretting what he's done..."
WITNESSES SAY HE CARRIED FIVE STOLEN WEAPONS TO SCHOOL. TWO RIFLES, TWO SHOTGUNS AND THE HANDGUN HE USED. OTHERS SAID JUST LAST WEEK HE HAD TOLD FRIENDS "SOMETHING BIG WAS GOING TO HAPPEN". DESPITE THE WARNING, THE ATTACKS SHOCKED EVERYONE. I know he's a good student, not what you would expect at all.
LEE COWAN CBS NEWS))

Bland-County


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


Opposition to proposed medical waste incinerator in Bland County is as strong as ever.
It's a feeling echoed tonight by the county planning commission.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports--the company isn't backing down.
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SUPER=01-Claude Otey/Wythe Co. Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Melinda Belcher/Bland Co. Resident; :29 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Vic Bonomo/CaseLin Systems President; :54
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((DO YOU WANT TO KILL ALL THESE PEOPLE IN HERE? ))
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86- year old Ina Miller was among the opponents saying NO to CaseLin Systems request to change the zoning ordinance to allow medical waste incinerators--fearing for their health and safety. TAKE BITES
In the end-- the commission voted unanimously against it. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))


Fire-Shelter


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=fire aftermath


The Danville Red Cross director says it's the worst tragedy she's seen in 20 years --
a fire that destroyed 62 apartments last week.
Tina Tenret shows us where the families will stay tonight.
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SUPER=01-Buddy Dryman/American Legion; :32 QUICK!!!
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((Fire ravaged an apartment complex in North Danville --
throwing 250 people out on the streets as their possessions burned inside.
Now warmth waits for them here -- in the temporary shelter of a middle school gym.
With beds, blankets, even basketball for the children...
workers renovate the locker room showers and deliver extra chairs.
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Over at the American Legion building -- donated clothes pile up for the fire victims.
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((BUDDY DRYMAN/AMERICAN LEGION: THE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE ... TO BE LIKE THIS))
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So why have only about 15 people picked up clothes?
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((MARSHA GUNNELL/RED CROSS DIRECTOR: IF YOU DON'T HAVE A HOME... THEN THEY WILL CLEAN OUT THE CLOTHES CLOSETS THAT ARE AROUND HERE.))
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take su here
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: AS FIRE VICTIMS LOOK FOR FOOD AND SHELTER, INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THIS FIRE. STATE LEVEL INVESTIGATORS ARRIVED TODAY, BUT LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT COULD BE SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THEY HAVE AN ANSWER. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
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AIDS-Day


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=AIDS


This is World AIDS Day- and today to mark the day, some Southwest Virginians marched in the Walk of Hope.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Doctors say the hope is in education and new medicines being tested for children with the disease.
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((PENELOPE MUELENAER:I THINK THEY NEED TO HAVE BETTER ACCESS TO NEWER MEDICATIONS THAT NEED TO BE STUDIED...NEWER ONES AVAILABLE))
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Some say the plight against the deadly virus is diminishing.
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((REV. WILLIAM LEE:THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS ROANOKE ACTS LIKE THERE IS NO AIDS PROBLEM AT ALL...ROANOKE ACTS LIKE THERE IS NO HIV, MANY TIMES THERE IS NOTHING GONE WRONG IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=07-Rev. William Lee
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Reverend Lee says only when it hits home, will everyone truly join in the fight against the leading killer of America's children.
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Abortion-Glass


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=abortion


Organizers of an anti-abortion rally last month will face charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 10;


More than one hundred Liberty University students marched onto the property of E-C Glass High School for the early morning rally.
The group did not seek permission, and school officials called police to disperse the crowd.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Today in Lynchburg, a grand jury returned indictments against three men, Phillip Lange (LANG) Benham, John Daniel Reyes (RAYS), and Jeffrey Lee Brown.
They face charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating without a permit.

Tease#1



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
Virginia coal producers want to make sure things don't heat up at an enviromental summit in Japan. We'll have that story in a moment.
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but first, we'll see how on-line services are trying new ways to keep criminals from preying on kids on the net.
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((THE PEDOPHILE IS GOING TO THINK AND MAYBE NOT ACT SO QUICKLY KNOWING THAT WE ARE OUT THERE WATCHING.))
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AOL-Smut


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Internet


Leaders in the Internet industry are holding a summit in the nation's capital this week, working to keep the web safe for children.
They're trying to give parents the information and ammunition they need to protect their kids.
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(( On Disney's family friendly website, a new interactive cartoon game features the three little pigs, unwisely giving out their home address in a chatroom...
If the wolf, posing as a sheep, gets in... the pigs become lunch...
Disney, and other content providers taking part in this week's summit hope kids and parents get the message.

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IN Q=If we provide the tools

((STEVE CASE/AMERICA ONLINE; IF WE PROVIDE THE TOOLS TO GIVE PARENTS CHOICES TO DECIDE WHAT IS OR IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR CHILDREN THAT'S THE BEST APPROACH HERE. ))
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As the internet continues to change and grow, so do the risks... for example, chat-rooms, once a separate part of the internet, are now popping up on world wide web pages, Creating more opportunities for predators...

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((??? IF YOU ARE A CHILD PREDATOR, YOU CAN COME INTO EVERY SCHOOL, INTO EVERY LIBRARY, INTO EVERY HOME. ))
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(( Roanoke internet consultant Elton Ghee says the software that filters out objectionable sites is moving to meet the challenge.

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((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES; YOU CAN LIMIT THE TIME OF THE DAY ON WHICH A KID IS ON-LINE OR SOMEBODY'S ON-LINE, SO IT'S GETTING MORE AND MORE ADVANCED, AND PARENTS JUST NEED TO SIT DOWN AND GO THROUGH THEIR FILTERING SOFTWARE AND DETERMINE WHAT'S INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEIR HOUSEHOLD. ))))
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The industry is also setting up a hotline, coordinated with the Center for Missing and Exploited children... anyone who suspects illegal internet activity involving children can call the Center at 1-800-THELOST.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Global-Warming


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=NONE


An overseas summit is getting attention here in Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Kyoto, Japan;


It's the Kyoto, Japan, summit on global warming.
Representatives from more than 150-countries are working on a treaty to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases.
Scientists say these gases contribute to warmer climates across the globe.
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((DR. MICHAEL MACCRACKEN/U.S. GLOBAL CLIMATE RESEARCH PROGRAM: THE VAST MAJORITY OF SCIENTISTS, I THINK, AGREE THE WORLD IS WARMING. THE QUESTION IS TRYING TO PIN THAT DOWN IN DETAIL ONTO HUMAN ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael McCracken/U.S. Global Climate Research Program;
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coal conference video
Virginia coal miners say their industry could be devastated if new limits reduce the amount of coal that can be burned in the United States.
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((CECIL ROBERTS/UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA: THE DEVELOPING WORLD WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM THIS TREATY WILL BE EMITTING OVER 60% OF THE EMISSIONS BY THE YEAR 2010. SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS GO THROUGH ALL THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE U.S. ECONOMICALLY, AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WON'T HAVE ANY REDUCTIONS OF EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.))
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The Virginia Coal Council says a treaty limiting carbon dioxide emissions would cost U-S jobs, and lead to higher electric bills and gas prices.
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Tobacco


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Former Texas Governor Ann Richards now has a new title- lobbyist.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The former smoker who at one time introduced tough anti-smoking measures- is now a lobbyist for Brown & Williams Tobacco Company, R-J Reynolds Tobacco and Phillip Morris.
And she's not alone.
The tobacco industry also hired former Senate Majority leader George Mitchell- and former senator and White House chief of staff Howard Baker.
Bakers' first wife died of lung cancer.
The senator himself was chairman of the trustees overseeing the Mayo Clinic which treated his wife and leads research into nicotine addiction.
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((HOWARD BAKER: YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE TO CLEARLY SEPARATE YOUR PERSONAL UH PERSONAL FEELINGS FROM YOUR PROFESSIONAL VIEWS, THE SAME WAY A DOCTOR DOES, THE SAME WAY A JUDGE DOES.))
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Many physicans at Mayo, however, rebelled at word of Baker's new client-
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((DR. STUART HANSON/MINNEAPOLIS DOCTOR: AND THEY'RE TRYING TO BUY INFLUENCE AT THE HIGHEST CIRCLES THEY POSSIBLY CAN- SO THEY'VE GONE TO PEOPLE WITH HIGH VISIBILITY LIKE HOWARD BAKER. HE'S CHOSEN SIDES AND HE'S BEEN BOUGHT OUT.))
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OUT he's been bought out."
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Two weeks ago Baker reluctantly resinged his charimanship at Mayor.
The tobacco industry also hired seven other former members of congress-
Their purpose- to talk Congress into approving a 386 billion dollar tobaacco deal.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
Coming up a little later, New York is going out on a limb by saying it has the World's Tallest Christmas tree,
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and next we'll tell you about a natural phenomemon of a galatic nature.
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Planets


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's not as exciting as Comet Hale-Bopp, but there's quite a show in the sky this week.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Five planets are lined up in a row in the Southern sky, and they are all visible with the naked eye.
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((GARY CLOSE/PLANETARIUM: VENUS WILL BE IN THE SOUTHWEST. IT'S BRIGHT ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN MISTAKE IT FOR AN AIRPLANE HEADLIGHT. THE OTHER REALLY BRIGHT ONE IS JUPITER, IT'LL BE HIGHER AND TO THE LEFT OF VENUS. ))
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Every three years or so, the planets are all visible at the same time-- but it's rare that they all appear in a line.
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((GARY CLOSE/PLANETARIUM DIRECTOR: IF YOU WERE TO PRETEND YOU COULD BALANCE THE SOLAR SYSTEM ON THE TIP OF YOUR FINGER, THEN THE SOLAR SYSTEM WOULD TILT OVER ONE WAY-- BECAUSE ALL OF THE PLANETS ARE ON ONE SIDE OF THE SUN. ))
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The best time to check out the planets is right after dusk.
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Take Pinnacle Page
If you want more advice on how to find the planets-- hop on the News 7 home page, and click on WEBWATCH.

Almanac


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=pev
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Our weather video of the evening is a preview of the month to come. Patrick Evans put together the numbers for our December almanac.
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SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/And Cold/26-29/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/48-52;
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S-Extra


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#EXTRA
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00

Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark had successful surgery to repair a slight cartilage tear in his left knee yesterday.
Clark threw two TD passes in the Hokies' loss Saturday despite the tear.
He should be able to work out again in two weeks, and likely will play in Tech's bowl game.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB98-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech men's basketball team improved to 3-and-0 last night by whipping Liberty 80-to-47 at the Cassell.
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First year Liberty head coach Randy Dunton and the Flames came in reeling witha 1-and-4 record after playing a murderous early second schedule.
The Hokies led 30-to-11 at the break and freshman Rolan Roberts puts the exclamation point on this hoop with a power slam. It's 67-to-38.
Liberty tried to make it a game from the three point line. Jay Boykin sinks three of his nine points on the night to cut Tech's lead to 16 points.
But the Hokies were too much on the boards outrebounding the Flames 43-to-26. Eddie Lucas with the put back. He had 16 points.
SUPER=33-Liberty/47/Va. Tech/80;


On defense Kenny Harrell creates the turnover and gets the ball for the breakaway layin. Tech rolls to the 80-to-47.
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((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((JENIS GRINDSTAFF/19 POINTS:)) ((RANDY DUNTON/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Jenis Grindstaff/19 Points for Hokies; :19
SUPER=01-Randy Dunton/Liberty Head Coach; :26
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=RADFORD


The Radford Highlanders early season problems took a turn for the better as the team improved to 2-and-2 on the season with a 72-to-63 overtime win over a good Ohio University squad.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Bobcats vs. Highlanders; :00


The Highlanders had the student body behind them as they chased their second win of the season at the Dedmon Center.
We pick it up late in the first as Chibi Johnson drives in the lane and nails the jumper to cut Ohio's lead to one point.
Leslie ballard, who has been hot of late off the bench, drains the three pointer to give Radford just its second lead of the game.
Corey Reed would then get into the swing of things converting the trifecta as the Highlanders lead ballooned to five. He scored 17.
SUPER=33-Ohio/63/Radford/72/Overtime;


Bobcats' 6-11 center Nick Terry ends the first half with the slam, but Radford prevails in overtime 72-to-63.
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S-Pitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Big East expects Syracuse to end up in the Fiesta Bowl, and last night the league found out that Pitt is headed to the Liberty Bowl to play Southern Miss.
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SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Friday; :00


The Bowl officially extended Pittsburgh the invitation late yesterday to play in the New Year's Eve bash in Memphis.
It will be the Panthers first bowl appearance since 1989.
They secured it by beating West Virginia in triple overtime last Friday.
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S-Dudley


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-2
GRAPHIC=DUDLEY AWARD


The three finalists for the Dudley award, the honor given annually to the best college football player in the Commonwealth by the Downtown Club of Richmond, have been announced.
Former Friday Football Extra player of the Week Anthony Poindexter is in the running, along with William & Mary's Alvin Porch
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00

and Virginia Tech's Ken Oxendine. And if you're thinking Tech's decline the past couple of weeks may hurt Oxendine's chances think again.
The ballots for the award had to be turned in before the Tech-UVa game.
The winner will be announced this Wednesday night in Richmond.
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S-Frerotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


Those of you Redskins' fans who have been clamoring for the team to replace Gus Frerotte with Jeff Hostetler are finally getting your wish but not for the reason you think.
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SUPER=03-Raljon, MD;


Frerotte is out for the year after fracturing his hip in Sunday's game against the Rams. He managed to finish the game, but now veteran Jeff Hostetler will have to finish the season starting with this Sunday's game at Arizona.
Also, The Redskins announced yesterday that running back Terry Allen could miss the final three regular season games with a sprained ankle.
The only good thing to come out of Redskins Park yesterday was word that the team had finally cut Alvin Harper, who has all of two catches this season.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE

Still to come tonight in sports, as if playing the Hampton Crabbers in the state championship game wasn't tough enough, there is now a possibility
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Fleming may have the play the Crabbers on their home turf at Todd Stadium in Hampton, instead of at Norfolk State.
Details coming up right after this.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-5
SS=VHSL FOOTBALL


William Fleming is supposed to play Hampton for the Division Five state title as part of a doubleheader at the new 30 thousand seat stadium on the Norfolk State University campus this Saturday.
But this afternoon News 7 discovered that the venue for this game may be moved, and that one of the sites being considered as a replacement is Hampton's home field at Todd Stadium.
Last night the Tidewater area was hit with close to an inch and a half of rain and today the Virginia High School League's executive director Ken Tilley was in Norfolk inspecting the field.
No decision on a possible change will come until tomorrow.
But Fleming coach George Miller thinks any thought of moving the game at this date is absurd!
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((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
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Fleming earned the right to play for the title by manhandling West Potomac last Saturday in the state semi-finals in Arlington.
And Miller insists his team will not be in awe of the defending state champs, who have ranked in the nation's top 10 for the past two seasons.
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((GEORGE MILLER:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=VHSL


The VHSL will be have a tough time justifying a site change.
For starters they have a two year contract to play the game at Norfolk State, and secondly Norfolk city officials have vowed to do everything to have the field in great shape for the game including using helicopters to dry it out.

Video


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE
Super=X5052 (loads FX)
Super=X5045 (starts FX)


Our video of the day is the World's Tallest Christmas tree.
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SUPER=75-New York, NY;


While it may not look like it, this Christmas tree is almost 14-hundred feet in the air.
Of course most of that height is it's stand... which just happens to be the 110th floor of the World Trade Center.
While that claim seems a little deceptive, it was still a big hit with tourists who took turns posing in front of the tree. Super=X5043 (clears FX) (----------------)