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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The latest proposal to straighten out 221, the Road to Bent Mountain.
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VO-NAT


And the holiday season SHIPS into high gear- -as U-P-S is still recovering from last Summer's strike.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in with the Hokies and quarterback Al Clark, who is recovering well from knee surgery.
UVa is frustrated after being left off the bowling team.
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And we'll see what the Fleming Colonels were up to today as they picked up another piece of postseason hardware.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


A light mix of rain and snow is on the way. Details on a Winter Weather Advisory is on the way.

Route-221


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Highway Improvements


If you've driven on Route 221 in southwest Roanoke County, you have plenty of company.
It's one of the most heavily travelled two lane roads in our area.
Double Boxes=Keith and Andrew/Microwave


Andrew Freiden is at Cave Spring Junior High School, where the state Transportation Department has just unveiled its latest proposal to improve the road.
Live=Andrew Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Andrew/Microwave
(Keith question--if this all goes as planned, when will construction actually

start?)

Tinsley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Pete Tinsley


Pete Tinsley shot and killed Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) last February.
Today, he told a Roanoke County jury he acted in self- defense.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A night of drinking and an argument over a pick- up truck lead to the fatal shooting.
Tinsley fired at least two shots as Knobel was trying to enter the defendant's home on Bent Mountain.
Tinsley maintains he feared for his life, because of Knobel's size, and his reputation for violence when he was drunk.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


But Knobel wasn't armed, and today prosecutor John Alexander told the jury the shooting wasn't justified.
All the evidence is now in. The jury will get the case in the morning.

Hospital-Security


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Shootinig


Management at the Danville Regional Medical Center is considering whether security procedures need to be changed, after a shooting in the emergency room.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


The shooting occurred in the waiting area Friday night.
24-year-old Derrick Coles allegedly shot 21-year-old Darrell Bradner.
The only security guard on duty was UN- armed in accordance with hospital policy.
The door to the waiting area does NOT have a metal detector.
The hospital president says he might not change that, thought he wouldn't announce it, if he does.
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((LARRY DEPRIEST/HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: I'M NOT SURE WE WOULD MAKE ANY PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THOSE CHANGES THOUGH. WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO PUT IN PLACE PROCEDURES TO PREVENT THINGS FROM HAPPENING, YOU DON'T ALWAYS ANNOUNCE THOSE TO THE PEOPLE WHO MAY PERPETRATE THEM.))
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DePriest says he cannot remember another shooting in the emergency room.
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Cabin-Lake


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Fire officials in Danville think they may be able to determine WHERE the fire started at the Cabin Lake apartments Thanksgiving night, by reviewing T-V news footage of the fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/November 27


They admit they don't KNOW, for sure, whether News 7's tape of the fire will aid in their investigation.
The videotape was the subject of a hearing in circuit court today, but the judge did not make a ruling.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


W-D-B-J's attorney said the fire marshal had improperly used a Fire INSPECTION Warrant to seize the tape Friday.
The television station has declined to release out-takes of the fire footage without a court order.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The state teachers union and the Governor are at odds over the issue of liability insurance. We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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and has the Teamsters strike earlier in the year effected U-P-S's ability to handle the holiday rush? We'll have an update.
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Teacher-Liability


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen's found some extra state money to protect school teachers from sometimes frivolous lawsuits.
And with it, maybe protect himself more from the teachers' union.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE DISCIPLINE. AND THEY SHOULDN'T BE HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT LAWSUITS. WHICH THEY WON'T. NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. I WANT TO BACK UP OUR HARD-WORKING TEACHERS.))
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But the Virginia Education Association -- which counts about two- thirds of Virginia teachers as members -- says state law already requires local school districts to have such insurance.
So EXTRA insurance is only paid for by the teachers themselves in case they're fired or NOT covered by the local schools.
The traditionally Democratic- leaning V-E-A offers such insurance.
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((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION'S MOTIVATION -- AND I'D HATE TO GUESS WHAT IT IS SINCE WE HAVEN'T HAD CONVERSATION'S IN OVER FOUR YEARS. BUT I THINK IT'S DESIGNED TO CUT INTO PERHAPS INDIVIDUALS CHOOSING TO JOIN ORGANIZATIONS...Like yours? LIKE OURS, EXACTLY.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


The Governor will be going on many TV stations across the state tonight to pitch a new college tuition tax credit he hopes to fund in his new budget.
The credit could be worth up to about 115- dollars a year in tax savings to families who buy into the Virginia Prepaid Education Program.
That's after a new report shows that those who are buying the prepaid college tuition contracts are overwhelmingly affluent and white.

Gilmore-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Virginians handily elected the Republican successor to Republican Governor George Allen -- but a few things will be changing around Capitol Square.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


We asked Jim Gilmore if he'd enact a NO drinking policy for his staff like Allen did in 1993.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: WELL I HAVEN'T THOUGHT ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO YOU CAN STAY INFORMED. YEAH, I'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED. WE'LL TAKE A QUESTION ON THAT SOME TIME IN THE FAR DISTANT FUTURE.))
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But the Governor defends his "10 Rules of the Game for the A-Team" directive from 1993.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN; OBVIOUSLY I WOULDN'T PUT POLICIES IN THAT I DIDN'T THINK MADE GOOD SENSE. I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE SOBER. THEY SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE TASK THAT PEOPLE ARE PAYING THEM FOR.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=George Allen


The Governor himself has been occasionally spotted by reporters having a little beer mixed with orange juice at social events.

Inaugural


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=None


A re-enactment of Patrick Henry's "give me liberty or give me death" speech at the Richmond church where it happened.
A trip to Gunston Hall-- home of George Mason -- the man who helped conceive the ideas in the Bill of Rights.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Both are part of eight days of parties and "photo-ops" around the state Governor- elect Jim Gilmore announced today that will lead up to his January 17th inauguration.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: GOVERNOR ALLEN HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS. BUT WE WANTED TO PARTICULARLY ENHANCE THESE EVENTS, AND I WANTED MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAD AN HISTORICAL QUALITY, CASTING BACK TO AMERICA'S REVOLUTION AND VIRGINIA'S ROLES IN IT. AS WELL AS EXCITING, SPECIAL EVENTS IN ALL REGIONS SO THAT WE CAN BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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The week kicks off with its only event in Southside or Southwest Virginia: a ball at Abingdon's Martha Washington Inn.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market was mixed today, with the hi-techs having a good session. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow dropped 38 points to close at 81 hundred 11.
NASDAQ gained nearly 18 points.


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UPS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=UPS


It's 17-days before Christmas.
And already the holiday SHIPPING rush is on.
This is the busiest time of year for shipping companies.
And one company, United Parcel Service, hopes the season brings back customers UPS lost during last summer's strike.
Scott Goldberg has more.
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((For veteran drivers like Mike Walton, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas has always been hectic at United Parcel Service.
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((MIKE WALTON/DRIVER:IT'S OUR BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR.))
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But this year it's not quite as busy as Christmases past.
UPS lost 350-million dollars' worth of business during the Teamsters union strike last August.
This holiday season, UPS is trying to win back its customers. ??NATSOUND SEQUENCE: "thank you"--"all right, have a good day" at 10:56:06
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((WARREN KING/UNITED PARCEL SERVICE: WE DID LET OUR CUSTOMERS DOWN. BUT WE'RE PUTTING THAT BEHIND US. CERTAINLY WE FEEL LIKE WE WANT TO PROVE EVERY PART OF THE YEAR THAT WE'RE THE BEST SERVICE OUT THERE.))
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NATSOUND: TAPING BOXES
UPS expects to move as many as 35-thousand packages through the Roanoke distribution center on the season's busiest days.
The division manager says that's getting back to where business should be.
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((WARREN KING: NATIONALLY WE'RE STILL DOWN A COUPLE OF PERCENT, BUT MOST OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE COMING BACK.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: A LOT OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO LEFT UPS DURING THE STRIKE BROUGHT THEIR PACKAGES TO THE POST OFFICE. SOME OF THAT BUSINESS STAYED HERE. THAT'S ONE REASON WHY IT ALREADY HAS BEEN A BUSY SEASON FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE.))
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((MARY PATTON/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE EXPECT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE VOLUME THAN WE EVER HAD.))
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Holiday cards are already pouring into the Post Office, where they're hiring extra workers to keep up with the rush. pre pro
Federal Express is also doing well.
The company picked up 800-thousand extra packages during the 3-week UPS strike,
and FedEx has held onto 15 percent of that new business. natsound break at UPS office?
Still, there are some holiday shippers whose loyalty never wavered.
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((CHRIS MARSHALL: I ALWAYS USE UPS. ))
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And that's the attitude U-P-S is truck pulling away looking for as it tries to leave behind memories of last summer's crippling shutdown.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Fleming Colonels didn't win the state title, but today they picked up a prestigious award.
A Friday Football Extra star picks his college.
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And Steve Mason talks with Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark, who is looking forward to getting back on the good foot against the Heels in the Gator Bowl.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-2
GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl


The Gator Bowl is the stage for Virginia Tech and North Carolina's 27th meeting.
Steve Mason says the Hokies view their January first date with the 7th ranked Tarheels as a shot at turning around a late season fall.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FB


Unfortunately for many football fans in the state, the Virginia Cavaliers are the odd man out in the bowl equation.
Despite finishing the season at 7-and-4, Virginia is home for the Holidays.
And George Welsh is none to happy.
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pinnacle page --
And need only look at the these two bowl game to prove Welsh's point.
The Cavs beat both Clemson and Ga. Tech during the regular season, yet they are bowling in the Carquest and Peach bowls and Virginia is not.
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S-Tiki


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA


The Virginia may not be bowling, but a couple of its alumni sure are shining in the NFL.
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SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ESPN; :00


In last night's Lions-Dolphins game at Pro Player stadium, Herman Moore caught this touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter for Detroit on the left hand side of the field.
And he then shifted to the right side to catch the two point conversion that tied it up. The Lions would eventually lose by 3.
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/Fox;


And how about Tiki Barber. Yesterday with Tyrone Whatley out with an injured ankle he rushed for 114 yards and caught this 11 yard TD pass from Danny Kannell as the Giants stay on top in the NFC East.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE
WIPE TO ENG#
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January; :00


Tonight the Panthers take on the Dallas Cowboys in Irving, Texas in a game involving two other teams on the verge of being eliminated from the playoff chase.
Last season the Panthers were home at Ericsson stadium putting a hurting a Cowboys in the playoffs and getting ready to play for the NFC championship in Green Bay.
Which ever team loses tonight will be without a wildcard chance.
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S-Civitan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=CIVITAN SPORTSMANSHIP


The William Fleming Colonels got a mouthful of Tidewater style football this past Saturday in the Division State championship, and the poor sportsmanship exhibited by the champion Crabbers no doubt left a bad taste in their mouths.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


But this afternoon some of that bad crab taste was taken away as the Colonels were given the Civitan Club of Roanoke's prestigious Sportsmanship award at a noon luncheon.
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((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
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One of those young men, Josh Berry received a $500 scholarship from the Civitan Club. Needless to say he was shocked.
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((JOSH BERRY/FLEMING ))
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
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Nearly 60 million dollars worth of capital improvement projects are up for debate tonight in Bedford County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon's here to tell us more..
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, Bedford supervisors and the county's planning commission will ask the public tonight what IT wants to see done over the next five years.
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Some of the big ticket items include 25 million dollars for three badly-needed elementary schools and another eight million dollars in renovations to other county schools.
Other projects include money for closing the county landfill and renovating the Bedford museum.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Residents will have a chance to let their elected officials know which improvements they want to see made.
That meeting gets underway at 7:30.
We'll have that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith