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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Goodyear workers reconsider the continuous work schedule in the face of layoffs in Danville.
We've got a live report on that tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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VO-NAT


And they're gasoline- powered skates.
We'll meet the engineering students at V-M-I who designed and test-drove them today.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, plenty of football to check out tonight from the Panthers big win, to Frank Beamer's thoughts on UVa's bowl omission.
Plus, we'll hear from former Cav Percy Ellsworth.
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VO-NAT eng#


And look who signed a new free agent contract today. Oldster Wade Boggs returns home to play for the Devil Rays.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Another round of rain on the way, then sunny skies return to the forecast which is just ahead.

Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear union members in Danville may overturn their decision not to work a seven day schedule.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret was at the union headquarters today -- Tina, how are union members feeling?
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Well, Keith, first and third shift workers want to hold another election. That leaves only second shift to decide.
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VO-NAT**Tina Mic Hot**
SUPER=03-Danville;


Last month, Goodyear union members rejected a company request to work mandatory Sunday shifts.
Since then 60 workers have lost their jobs, and the company has shipped machines to other plants.
Some union members are backing down.
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SOT 5:16:40
IN Q=I think it will pass

((ELLIS FITZGERALD/UNION MEMBER: I THINK IT WILL PASS.. THIS TIME))
SUPER=01-Ellis Fitzgerald/Union Member;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=this time
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VO-NAT **Tina Mic Hot**


Layoffs are changing minds -- but some call them a power play and have turned against a seven-day work week.
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SOT 5:21:54
IN Q=I was for it initially

((I WAS FOR IT INITIALLY .. FAIR ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Doug Knowles/Union Member;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=fair about it
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VO-NAT**Tina Mic Hot**


The company says if the union does not work seven days a week, more layoffs probably lie ahead.
But if union members accept the deal, Goodyear promises to rehire the laid off workers and expand significantly.
For some, that's not enough.
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SOT 5:15:05
IN Q=They're not

((THEY'RE NOT ... GIVING US A PRICE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=giving us a price
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Several factors have been influencing these workers since the first vote.
Not only layoffs, but also changes between departments.
Other local companies even got in on the act, begging the union to go back to the bargaining table.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Of course, just because they hold another vote does not mean union members will accept a seven day work week this time.

Police-Chief


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert is extending the search for a new police chief.
On the advice of a consultant, the city is opening the process to additional applicants.
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SOT
IN Q=It is our hope

((ANGELITA PLEMMER/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: SO IT IS OUR HOPE THAT OUR CONSULTING FIRM CAN FIND US ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUALS REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, WHATEVER BACKGROUND THAT WILL HELP TO INCREASE OUR APPLICANT POOL AND EVEN DIVERSIFY WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Angelita Plemmer/Public Information Officer;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=what we already have.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But Roanoke N- Double A- C- P President Martin Jeffrey says the selection process has been a model of citizen involvement that, by the city's own assessment, has produced a diverse and qualified pool of finalists.
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SOT
IN Q=If we have five

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IF WE HAVE FIVE, SIX, SEVEN REALLY STRONG CANDIDATES IN THE PIPE, WHY DO WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE PROCESS AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=open up the process again.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


The new deadline for chief of police applications is January 5th.

Fire-Promotion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


While the city is still searching for a new police chief... the fire- E-M-S department is looking within its ranks for new leadership.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, 21 lieutenants and first lieutenants received their badges from Chief Jim Grigsby during a ceremony in city council chambers.
The men who received promotions today are the first group of department command officers required to become both emergency medical technicians and certified firefighters.
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SOT 12:04:03
IN Q=Of course we're going to give them

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire EMS Chief;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=and accepted that.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


The department has 278 employees. About 80 took part in testing for the latest promotions.

Tinsley


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


Pete Tinsley is headed to prison, but not for murder.
Today, a Roanoke County jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Tinsley admitted shooting Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) in February after a night of drinking lead to an argument.
But he claimed he feared for his life because of Knobel's size and his reputation for violence... and he said he fired his gun in self defense.
Today, a jury considered the evidence for most of the afternoon before sentencing Tinsley to two years in prison for manslaughter, and 12 months for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
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Satcher


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


Virginia is on track for a new record.
Governor George Allen declined to stop tonight's scheduled execution of Arlington killer Michael Charles Satcher.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;


That means Satcher will probably be the state's eighth execution this year -- tying last year's modern state record.
A ninth, record- breaking execution is scheduled for Thursday night.
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SOT 12:11:05
IN Q=It shows

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SHOWS THAT VIRGINIA ACTUALLY IS SERIOUS ABOUT JUSTICE. JUSTICE FOR LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AND ALSO HOLDING CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR VIOLENT VICIOUS ACTS IN TAKING AWAY THE LIFE OF ANOTHER FELLOW HUMAN BEING.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=fellow human being.
TALENT=Keith
SS=None


Satcher was convicted of robbing, raping, and murdering Ann Borghesani on the way to her 23rd birthday party in 1991.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The financial picture for Liberty University is looking up. That story is just ahead on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and in line skaters will want to see what two V-M-I seniors have come up with--adding a new zip to your skating.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Liberty


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Liberty University


After spending a year on probation, Liberty University's academic accreditation has been fully restored.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools today voted to take Liberty off the probation status it imposed last December.
That move came as Liberty was struggling to get a handle on more than forty million dollars in debt.
Recent large contributions have helped the school reduce that debt to about TEN million dollars.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says Liberty is resolved to be debt- free by the year 2000.
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Tuition-Credit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Education


It could mean up to 115- dollars a year saved on your state taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


And Governor George Allen hopes that means more Virginians will buy into a prepaid college tuition contract for a child.
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SOT 12:06:46
IN Q=I think

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THAT WITH THE TAX DEDUCTION, IT WILL BE MORE ATTRACTIVE TO MORE MIDDLE INCOME PEOPLE, AND MAYBE TO MORE LOWER INCOME PEOPLE. IT WILL ALSO BE ATTRACTIVE TO MORE GRANDPARENTS, TO MORE AUNTS AND UNCLES. IT WILL ALSO BE ATTRACTIVE TO MANY BUSINESSES WHO SAY WELL I CAN GET A SLIGHT DEDUCTION FOR THIS. THIS IS A NICE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=employee benefit.
TALENT=Keith
SS=George Allen


The governor proposed the up to two- thousand dollar tax credit for Virginia Prepaid Education Program customers last night.
The 5-point-4 million dollar budget item needs General Assembly approval.
The program was designed to make college more affordable for all Virginians.
Last week, program officials reported only five percent of the 16- thousand people who'd already bought into it earned less than 30- thousand dollars a year.


Lazarus-Closing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


For 73-years Lazarus has been a retail institution in Roanoke.
Not any more.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The company is going out of business, shutting down its three remaining stores.
Owner Chip Lazarus said big discount chains in the area have made it tough for smaller retailers to compete.
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SOT 14:08:04
IN Q=there have

((CHIP LAZARUS/OWNER: THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF LOCAL STORES THAT HAVE CLOSED THEIR DOORS. I'M NOT GONNA GET INTO THAT, BUT I THINK YOU CAN LOOK AROUND AT THE NUMBER OF SMALL SPECIALTY STORES WHETHER THEY'RE IN THE APPAREL BUSINESSES OR BOOK BUSINESSES, AND YOU CAN COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.))
SUPER=01-Chip Lazarus/Owner;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=own conclusions
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VO-NAT


Beginning tomorrow all Lazarus merchandise is going on sale.
When the there's nothing left on the racks, the stores close for good.
As for Mr. Lazarus, he says he's looking forward to playing golf, taking a vacation and spending time with his grandchildren.
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New-Century


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=None


The struggle for survival is a tough one for new businesses.
Many of them don't make it past their first five years of operation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke's New Century Venture Center is trying to change that.
The so-called small business "incubator" helps entrepreneurs start their own companies.
After a year-and-a-half, the incubator is renting offices to 12 tenants.
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SOT 10:32:55
IN Q=in an incubator

((LISA ISON/NEW CENTURY VENTURE CENTER: IN AN INCUBATOR SETTING, THE GRADUATES OF INCUBATORS, 87 PERCENT SURVIVE AFTER THEY GRADUATE. SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS TRYING TO FIND COMPANIES THAT CAN SURVIVE IN THEIR EARLY YEARS AND GROW INTO BIG COMPANIES.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Ison/New Century Venture Center;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q= big companies
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VO-NAT


Business upstarts have the option of signing one-year or six-month leases.
Mentors supervise the new companies until they're off and running on their own.
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SOT 11:04:22
IN Q=when we

((VINCE STOVER/PRECIOUS CARGO SHUTTLES, INC.: WHEN WE MOVED IN HERE IN OCTOBER, IT ADDED A LOT OF LEGITIMACY TO THE BUSINESS. IT GAVE US BASICALLY A FOUNDATION, A PLACE WHERE OUR EMPLOYEES COULD COME TO, AND WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT BEFORE.))
SUPER=01-Vince Stover/Precious Cargo Shuttles, Inc.
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


Vince Stover's company operates taxis for children while their parents are at work.
The incubator hopes to add two more tenants by January.
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Stocks


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


Technology stocks led the market lower today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow fell 61 points.
NASDAQ lost almost 31 points.

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Gas-Skates


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute is steeped in the traditions of the past... but that didn't stop two engineering students from taking a bold step into the future... on wheels.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The test pilot was
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
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SUPER=01-Anthony Spevak/Senior; 1:00-quick
SUPER=01-Col. Richard Trandel/VMI Engineering Professor; 1:11-quick
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=EE, News 7


(( The test pilot is a bit nervous as he secures a gasoline powered engine to his foot, straps on his helmet in the shadow of Stonewall Jackson...
And prepares for takeoff...

natsot of engine and taking off
RUNS=:05



In September, Steven Strachan(strawn) and Anthony Spevak set out to design a pair of motorized in-line skates...
It could be a transportation breakthrough, an urban commuter's dream... and it was this, or work on air conditioners...

SOT 14:26:33
IN Q=It was something

((STEVEN STRACHAN/SENIOR; IT WAS SOMETHING WE COULD ACTUALLY GET SOME HANDS ON WORK... IT WAS SOMETHING, UNLIKE A HVAC PROBLEM, THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY HAVE SOME FUN WITH. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=have some fun with



Their professors are impressed, it took them about three months to get a working prototype on the street... something the guys hope catches the attention of potential employers after graduation...
And they can't find another one like it anywhere... they're talking about applying for a patent.
Is this the future of foot travel? They say hey... it could happen...

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SOT14:28:11
IN Q=I think it's very

((ANTHONY SPEVAK/SENIOR; I THINK IT'S VERY USEFUL, SURE IT'S A LITTLE AWKWARD AT THE TIME, BUT WHEN SOMEONE PRODUCED A CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME, NO ONE KNEW HOW TO DRIVE IT. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=how to drive it



In fact, use a little imagation, who knows how far this could go?

SOT 14:24:52
IN Q=could you imagine

((COL. RICHARD TRANDEL/VMI ENGINEERING PROFESSOR; COULD YOU PICTURE A GROUP OR SQUAD OF RANGERS MOVING INTO A CITY WITH FULL BATTLE GEAR ON GASOLINE POWERED STREET SKATES? ))
SUPER=01-Col. Richard Trandel/VMI Engineering Professor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=street skates



Ok, maybe not quite that far... In Lexington, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the Panthers put a hurting on Dallas, Frank Beamer offers his thoughts on why UVa didn't get a bowl bid.
There have been two big free agent signings in the major leagues today,
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VO-NAT eng#


and we'll hear from free agent Percy Ellsworth, the former UVa great who is now starring for the Giants.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS/COWBOYS


The Carolina Panthers did the Washington a Redskins a big favor last night by beating the Dallas Cowboys and all but eliminating America's Team from the playoff hunt.
Dallas still has a thread of hope to get in as a wildcard team as does Carolina.
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SOT
IN Q="It's a ...

((DOM CAPERS/CAROLINA HEAD COACH:)) ((LAMAR LATHON/CAROLINA LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Carolina Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Lamar Lathon/Carolina Linebacker; :13
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=...A GOOD JOB."
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S-Ellsworth


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=GIANTS/REDSKINS


The Panthers gets the Packers this coming weekend, while the Redskins travel to Jersey for the biggest game of their season a rematch with the first place Giants.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD; :00


One of the unsung heroes for the Giants for this season has been safety Percy Ellsworth, the former UVa great who has four interceptions this season and seven for his career.
Still as a free agent he knows nothing is guaranteed.
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SOT
IN Q="If you...

((PERCY ELLSWORTH/GIANTS SAFETY FROM UVA:))
SUPER=01-Percy Ellsworth/Giants Safety from UVa; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...EVERY GAME."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Ellsworth is part of strong UVa trio with the Giants that includes rookie Tiki Barber and fullback Charles Way, all emerging stars in the league.
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SOT
IN Q="I have....

((PERCY ELLSWORTH:))
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...EVERY YEAR."
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S-Frank


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-5
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


Ellsworth and his former Cavaliers are no doubt disappointed that their alma mater didn't get a bowl invitation.
But Tech head coach Frank Beamer says he thinks any more it comes down to how many fans you can bring to the game instead of how many wins you have.
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SOT
IN Q="Well, I think...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...OF DIFFERENCE."
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=Stagg


Ticket are still available for this coming Saturday Stagg Bowl between defending champ Mt. Union and Pennsylvania's Lycoming College.
Tickets are $8 bucks in advance for adults and $ five dollars for children high school age and under.
SS=NBA


Latrell Sprewell is meeting with the media at this hour in California along with an entourage that includes attorney Johnny Cochran.
Sprewell hopes to get back in the NBA, and today he again apologized for attacking his coach.
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SOT
IN Q="I know...

((LATRELL SPREWELL/SUSPENDED FROM NBA:))
SUPER=01-Latrell Sprewell/Suspended From NBA; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...AGAIN."
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=MLB


There was more movement on the major league basepaths today.
A few hours after Lofton returned to the Indians and Brady re-upped with the Orioles.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL; :00


The expansion Devil Rays signed free agent third baseman Wade Boggs.
The 16 year big league veteran is just 200 hits shy of the magical 3000 hit plateau.
He is thrilled to be ending his career in Tampa, where he grew up.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00


Also Boston Redsox welcomed Dennis Eckersley back home this afternoon.
The 43 year old relief pitcher spent seven seasons with the Sox in the 70's and 80's before starring in Oakland and St. Louis.
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S-Fame


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=RKE/SALEM BASEBALL HALL


Locally, the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame will add five new members to its hall on February 1st.
This year's class includes Pirates all-star Tony Womack who graduated from Gretna high school and played with the Salem Bucs.
Salem native Sandy Hill, will join Womack in the Hall along with Bob Guthrie, Harry Bushkar,
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 1996; :00

and Willis Walrond. Mr. Walrond is one of the founders of the "Challenger Little League" program for physically challenged kids.
He has worked with Little League programs for more than 20 years.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=djo
TAPE#Promo


A year ago, it was hit or miss in Boones Mill when someone tried to take a shower.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom.
Jean, what's changed since then?
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, the Franklin County town has a new water system
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VO-NAT


and it actually works,
Which residents haven't been able to say for years.
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SOT-03:47:51
IN Q=THERE'S BEEN MANY...

(( KEVIN GOODE/BOONES MILL MAYOR; THERE'S BEEN MANY, MANY NIGHTS WHEN WE'VE BEEN UP HERE TRYING TO FIND LEAKS AND DIGGING IN THE GROUND AND TRYING TO REPAIR LEAKS AND FOLKS HAVE BEEN WITHOUT WATER. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...WITHOUT WATER.
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VO-NAT


Boones Mill's town council meets tonight.
On the agenda?-- a possible water rate increase to fund even more improvements.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith