12:00-01

same-sex-harass

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


A same-sex harassment case that could have enormous implications for American business is being argued before the U-S Supreme Court today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The case involves a Louisiana oil rig worker who says he was sexually harassed by several men on his rig, including his male supervisor.
The justices will consider whether the federal law banning on the job sexual harassment applies when the harasser and victim are of the same sex.
Civil rights and gay rights groups are watching the case closely.
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AU-PAIR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In Boston today, a judge declined to hear an appeal in the British au pair case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


She instead sent the case to the state Supreme Court.
Prosecutors want to send Louise Woodward back to prison.
SUPER=@File;


Last month, Judge Hiller Zobel reduced her second degree murder conviction to manslaughter and set her free for time served.
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Meat-irradiation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


It could be in your local supermarket before the end of next year, meat zapped by bacteria-killing radiation.
The Food and Drug Administration says the process works and is safe.
But as Herb Weisbaum explains, that doesn't mean the meat will be a hit with shoppers.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Mike Osterholm/Minnesota Dept. of Public Health; :19
SUPER=01-J. Patrick Boyle/American Meat Institute; :37
SUPER=01-Suzanne Kiner/Brianne's Mother; :45 QUICK
SUPER=01-Herb Weisbaum/Reporting; 1:21
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=cbs news, seattle

((
Irradiation uses gamma rays to kill e-coli, salmonella, and other disease-causing organisms. It does not make the meat radioactive. It does not damage the nutritional quality of the food. And health experts say, the process IS safe.

MIKE OSTERHOLM/Minnesota Dept. Of Public Health: WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE NAY-SAYERS

AROUND ANY NEW TECHNOLOGY. THIS ONE HOWEVER HAS BEEN MORE RESEARCHED THAN ANY OTHER FOOD SAFETY TECHNOLOGY IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN KIND. (: 11)
For shoppers, the question is, can meat producers, who lobbied hard for irradiation, convince shoppers to buy irradiated beef?
J. Patrick Boyle/American Meat Institute: THE PRODUCT THAT IS PROCESSED WITH IRRADIATION WILL BE LABELLED AS SUCH, SO THE CONSUMER KNOWS WHICH PRODUCT HAS BEEN TREATED THIS WAY AND THEY CAN MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE. (:10)
Suzanne JUST DON'T THINK IRRADIATION IS THE ANSWER. (:04)
Suzanne Kiner is still a skeptic. She became active in food safety issues 5 years ago... when a hamburger tainted with e-coli nearly killed her daughter Brianne.. SUZANNE KINER/Brianne's Mother: I'M AFRAID IT'LL BE LOOKED AT AS A CURE ALL. THAT, "GO AHEAD, HAVE CONTAMINATION IN THE MEAT, BUT WE'LL TAKE CARE OF IT WITH IRRADIATION AT THE END OF THE LINE. (:11)
And that's one thing everyone agrees on... irradiation is not a substitute for cleanliness.
TAG: AND EVEN WHEN IRRADIATED MEAT BECOMES AVAILABLE... COOKS WILL STILL HAVE TO ASSUME IT COULD BE CONTAMINATED WITH HARMFUL BACTERIA... REMEMBERING TO HANDLE THE MEAT AND COOK IT PROPERLY.))


SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


Another successful mission for NASA.
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VO-NAT


Two astronauts aboard Columbia tested out a three- million dollar remote controlled camera today during a five hour spacewalk.
The beach ball sized device propelled itself high above the shuttle's cargo bay, beaming back these pictures of the outside of Columbia.
NASA hopes the camera will eventually be used to inspect hard to reach outside areas of the planned international space station.
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LAND-MINES


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


In Canada today, some 120 nations signed a treaty that outlaws land mines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ottawa, Canada;

4:22:45
The U-S is among the countries not signing the agreement.
U-S officials say they have problems with the treaty, but they share the goal of ridding the world of deadly land mines.
Still a U-S delegation was on hand for the signing.
Senator Patrick Leahy (Lay-hee) of Vermont says he's convinced the U.S. will eventually sign.
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SOT

4:23:39
IN Q=

((THAT THERE IS LEGITIMATE EXCUSE FOR NO SIGNING THE TREAT, EXCUSES YES, BUT NOT ONE THAT CAN STAND IN THE LIGHT OF DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Patrick Leahy/(D) Vermont;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=LIGHT OF DAY.
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VO-NAT


The treaty will go into effect six months after 40 nations ratify it in their legislatures.
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E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=American Red cross


The American Red Cross is warning residents NOT to give money to solicitors who go door to door claiming to be from the agency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


Last Thursday a fire left about 60 Danville families homeless.
Since then people have been canvasing neighborhoods, asking for money in the name of the Red Cross.
Officials say it's a scam.
The Red Cross does NOT solicit money door to door.
Contributions CAN be made at its Main Street office in Danville.
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S-Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=internet


The Internet summit against smut continues in Washington D-C today.
Yesterday Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte spoke.
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VO-NAT


Goodlatte told the group of Internet providers it needs to give parents "the tools" to regulate what children see online.
And he called on the industry to teach parents how to use those tools.
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SOT 00:10:27
IN Q=we are all in this

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.... PARENTS WILL NOT BE SECURE UNTIL THEY FEEL THEIR CHILDREN ARE SAFE FROM THOSE WHO SEEK TO PREY UPON THEM.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q= prey upon them
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VO-NAT


Goodlatte called on Internet providers to use a rating system that warns parents of websites containing pornography.
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S-Spencer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A suspect in a Franklin County murder case is now facing federal drug charges, and a charge of threatening an undercover informant.
In an affidavit filed with a federal magistrate, an undercover state police officer says Donald Spencer is suspected of transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana.
The government also has a tape of Spencer making threats against an informant.
Spencer was arrested Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./June 1996;


Spencer is a suspect in the murder of Jeffrey Norris in June of last year.
Norris was found shot to death at a mobile home in the Henry section of the county.
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E-Habitual-Offenders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Four people in Roanoke could be thrown in jail for a single drink of alcohol.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


All four have been arrested repeatedly in the last 18 months for public drunkeness or alcohol consumption.
Prosecutors say other approaches have failed to keep them off the street, so they asked a judge for INTER-DICTION orders.
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SOT
IN Q=The only other option we had

((MARY BLANEY/PROSECUTOR: THE ONLY OTHER OPTION WE HAD WAS TO CHARGE THEM WITH DRUNK IN PUBLIC, WHICH CARRIES NO JAIL TIME AND THAT WAS NOT WORKING. THIS WAS AN EXPERIMENT AND WE'RE GOING TO WAIT AND SEE HOW IT GOES.))
SUPER=01-Mary Blaney/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=wait and see how it goes.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The judge declared three men and one woman habitual offenders. A fifth did not show up in court.
Each could face up to a year in jail for the buying, possessing or consuming intoxicating beverages.

E-Coates-Hudick


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The trial continues today into the incident that left Roanoke Parks and Rec Director John Coates without the tip of his right ring finger.
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VO-NAT


Coates had reserved a racquetball court at the Y-M-C-A.
He started to open the door, but there was a handball game underway inside.

Andy Hudick slammed the door shut from the inside.
The tip of Coates' finger was severed.
His partner testified yesterday that Hudick continued slamming the door again and again.
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SOT 13:53:20
IN Q=I heard

((I HEARD, AT LEAST SIX TIMES- -IT SOUNDED LIKE A SHOTGUN GOING OFF, BUT THEN THE MAN SLAMMED THE DOOR AS HARD AS YOU COULD HUMANLY SLAM A DOOR AS HARD AS POSSIBLE, SIX TO SEVEN TIMES.))
SUPER=01-Vic Garber/Coates' Racquetball Partner
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=to 7 times.
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VO-NAT


Everyone agrees it was the FIRST slam of the door that did the damage.
Hudick's defense is that he acted instinctively, reacting to the door opening in the middle of a game.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A jury will decide by the end of the week whether Hudick must pay damages.

E-County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


The debate over charter schools made its way to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The board argued over including a statement of opposition to charter schools in its recommendations to local legislators.
Board Chairman Bob Johnson left no doubt where he stands.
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SOT
IN Q=I think sometimes

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK SOMETIMES WHEN CONCEPTS ARE REDUCED TO REALITY THEY TURN TO NIGHTMARES AND THIS IS ONE I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE FOR US. AND THERE'S AN OLD ADAGE IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT. WELL ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS AIN'T BROKE.)) ((LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: I THINK WE DO HAVE A GOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM IN ROANOKE COUNTY, BUT I THINK ALL GOOD THINGS CAN BE MADE BETTER. AND ALMOST 30 STATES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE ADOPTED A CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND IT IS HARD TO SAY THOSE 30 STATES ARE ALL WRONG AND VIRGINIA IS RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman; :00
SUPER=@Eddy; :18
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=Virginia is right.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Vinton Supervisor Harry Nickens was absent from the day's meeting, so board members postponed a vote on the legislative package until the next meeting.

S-Victory-Stadium


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City seal


The future of Roanoke's Victory Stadium is on the line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


At Monday night's city Council meeting members considered the cost of fixing up the place.
They asked the city manager's office to give them a list of options.
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SOT 14:26:42
IN Q=one of the council

((ANGELITA PLEMMER/ROANOKE SPOKESPERSON; ONE OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS SUGGESTED THAT WE CONSIDER TURNING THE STADIUM INTO A YEAR-ROUND SPORTS FACILITY AND BUILDING A NEW STADIUM AT ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS, ANOTHER SUGGESTION WAS, DO WE EVEN NEED TO BE IN THE STADIUM BUSINESS AS A MUNICIPALITY SO WE REALLY ARE TRYING TO LOOK AT A BROAD SPECTRUM IN TERMS OF OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Angelita Plemmer/Roanoke Spokesperson;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that we have
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VO-NAT


City workers will make some minor repairs at the stadium while council members consider its long-term future.
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E-Chatham-Leaves


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=none


One Chatham man is doing some recycling of his own...not with aluminum cans or newspaper, but with leaves.
Tina Tenret has the story of a practise that is filling his yard.
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SOT
IN Q=Step onto
SUPER=03-Chatham; :00
SUPER=07-Langhorne Jones, Jr.; :21
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:08
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=TT, News7, Chatham

(( Step onto Langhorne Jones Junior's farm and he'll tell you he never throws anything away.
Not even leaves.
In fact, he collects leaves from all over Chatham -- the town dumps them here several times a day.
This ten foot pile will double in size this fall, then shrink to about a foot high a couple years down the road.
It's all about recycling.
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SOT 14:42:34
IN Q=We have to turn em

((LANGHORNE JONES, JUNIOR: WE HAVE TO TURN 'EM .. AND DECOMPOSE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=and decompose
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SOT 14:42:01
IN Q=These raw leaves

((LANGHORNE JONES, JUNIOR: THESE RAW LEAVES... SNOW DOESN'T LIKE THAT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=doesn't like that
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SOT 14:42:12
IN Q=In the morning

((IN THE MORNING... TO CATCH ON FIRE))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to catch on fire


A year melts the leaves into heavy, moist mud.
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SOT 14:45:56
IN Q=The temperature's on this

((LANGHORNE JONES, JUNIOR: THE TEMPERATURE ON THIS ... A LITTLE TOO WARM FOR EARTHWORMS.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=for earthworms


Too warm for critters, perhaps, but give it a year and flowers will just eat this dirt up.
That's when it becomes a hands-on job for Jones.
He'll move the soil into the barn to dry, then shovel it into a screen for sorting.
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SOT 14:50:55??? Lynn up to you.
IN Q=nat sound

((NAT SOUND OF SCREEN))
RUNS=:05


The larger chunks fall to the left, the finer flakes to the right.
Four years later, Jones strikes pay dirt -- enough fertilizer for all.
Tina Tenret, NEws7, Chatham))


E-Girl-Hunter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=NONE


A nine- year- old girl is following in the family tradition.
Andrew Freiden has the story of how Victoria Falls made her family proud.
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SOT
IN Q=victoria doesn't
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Falls/Victoria's Father; :28
SUPER=01-Kara Falls/Victoria's Sister; :48 (Quick)
SUPER=01-Victoria Falls/Bear Hunter; :52 (Quick)
SUPER=01-Mason Falls/Victoria's Grandfather; 1:07
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:17
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=AF, News 7, Botetourt County

(( Victoria doesn't spend her spare time like most girls her age.
She spends it bear hunting with her dad.
Michael Falls doesn't have any sons-- but he says his daughter does just fine.
SOT 6:35:20

((MICHAEL FALLS: PROBABLY BETTER THAN MOST SONS WOULD DO. ))
RUNS=:03


Victoria learned to shoot a couple of years ago-- but she's been going on bear hunting trips as long as she can remember.
And this summer, Michael and his friends decided Victoria should get a shot at a bear.
SOT 6:34:54

((MICHAEL FALLS: THE DOGS RUN IT UP A TREE-- YOU GO UP THE MOUNTAIN HUNTING WITH YOUR DOGS, AND HOPEFULLY THEY PUT IT UP A TREE, THEN YOU LET SOMEONE KNOCK IT OUT, IF IT'S A BIG ENOUGH BEAR TO TAKE. ))
RUNS=:12


Victoria took over on Monday registering her first kill.
Kara Falls isn't letting her older sister rob the limelight.
SOT 6:46:21

((KARA FALLS: I MIGHT KILL ONE WHEN I'M EIGHT. ))
RUNS=:02

((VICTORIA FALLS: I WAS REAL EXCITED, AND REAL PROUD OF MY DOGS.))
Their grandfather remembers hunting with his grandfather when he was a boy.
He says when Victoria grows up and starts to date-- it'll take a special man to win her heart.
SOT 6:49:44

((MASON FALLS: I THINK HE'LL HAVE TO TAKE HER IN THE MOUNTAINS. WITH A PACK OF DOGS IF HE DON'T WANT TO GO HUNTING IN THE MOUNTAINS, I DON'T BELIEVE SHE'LL GO WITH HIM. ))
RUNS=:10



SOT 7:18:37

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE FALLS FAMILY MAY COME ACROSS 20 BEAR OR SO IN AN AVERAGE YEAR, AND THEY'LL ONLY KILL TWO OR THREE. THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PRESERVE THIS TRADITION FOR YEARS TO COME. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY. ))
RUNS=:12

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ROCKEFELLER-TREE


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


New Yorkers are getting into the holiday spirit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


In New York City, hundreds of people gathered to watch the 65th annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center.
The 74-foot Norway Spruce features 26-thousand lights.
Bill Cosby did the honors as he threw on the switch.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-47/47/Southeast 5mph/30.09f/69/1941/12/1946;
SUPER=301-50/54/Variable 3mph/30.10f/72/1941/11/1946;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Light/Rain Possible/36-40/Morning Clouds/Slow Clearing/48-52;;
SUPER=331-Light Rain/Possible/38-42/Gradual/Clearing/50-54;
SUPER=332-Light Rain/Likely/38-42/Mostly/Cloudy/44-48;
SUPER=333-Chance of/Light Rain/34-38/Morning Clouds/Partly Sunny/47-50;
SUPER=334-Light Rain/Likely/38-42/Cloudy/Some Showers/42-45;
SUPER=X5001;



Covington-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net (edit of 97-85)
GRAPHIC=Walmart


Wal Mart is coming to Covington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


It's been years since a major retailer moved in.
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SOT 05:42:20
IN Q=with a city

((JIM CRAWFORD/COVINGTON MAYOR: WITH A CITY OF 7000 PEOPLE...WE WERE DEVASTATED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN RETAIL BUSINESSES DECLINED. WE LOST MANY STORES THROUGH THE YEARS, SO IT'S PRETTY EXCITING ))
SUPER=01-Jim Crawford/Covington Mayor;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=pretty exciting.
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VO-NAT


Covington hopes to build a new shopping center around the Wal Mart.
Developers say the building should be ready to open by July.
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Girls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


Starting things off on the girls high school hardwood,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Halifax Co. vs. Fleming; :00


William Fleming hosted Halifax County in a non-district game last night.
The Comets Pam Jones works the boards and gets this putback in traffic for Halifax.
But this one was all Fleming. Renita Walker with the long pass to Tonia Brown, who knocks in the jumper to put the Colonels on top.
SUPER=33-Halifax Co./26/Wm. Fleming/71;


Then it's Walker with the assist to Kiann Trent for two more. The Lady Colonels roll to the 71-to-26 win.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=GIRLS HOOPS


The Franklin County girls beat Amherst last night 57-to-44.

Heritage


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=VHSL


Heritage is having to do some unique preparation as it gets ready for Saturday's Division Four title game at Spotsylvania.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday; :00


Quarterback Alex Lucy broke the thumb on his throwing hand in the fourth quarter of the Pioneers' win over Lee County last Saturday.
As a result, he will only play defense this Saturday wearing a soft cast.
Senior Micah James will step in and take over as the Pioneers' starting quarterback against the Knights.
James has played quarterback in just two games this season.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


And a game note for you, the William Fleming Colonels got the official word yesterday that their Division Five football title game with Hampton will be played at Norfolk State University this Saturday at one.
Monday, there was some concern the game could be moved to the Crabber's home field.

Region


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


News 7 Sports has learned that Patrick Henry's James Hickenbotham has been left off the all-Northwest Region football team.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00


Despite rushing for more than 22 hundred yards and leading the RVD in scoring, Hickenbotham did not get one of the two running backs spots on the postseason all-star team.
Fleming's Lee Suggs and Pulaski's Craig Hodge are the backs on the squad, which will be released later this week.
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D'ville-Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#EXTRA/CL-97
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


The Danville Braves have a new chief.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Richmond/August 1993; :00


Former Virginia Tech slugger Franklin Stubbs is the team's new manager.
Stubbs played 10 seasons in the big leagues and won a world title with the Dodgers in 88.
Last season he was the Braves hitting instructor.
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Painting-Pachyderm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Her paintings may be a bit abstract, but she's not quite Picasso.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Carol is a 29- year- old Asian elephant at the San Diego Zoo.
She's taking to the canvas to create her rendition of a montage of mums for the Wild Animal Park's second annual mum festival.
When the pachyderm finishes an artwork, her trainer helps her sign the masterpieces and display them to the zoo visitors. (----------------)