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ANCHOR=Keith

Fire rained from the sky.
News 7 at SIX is up next.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll also have the story of a Bedford County man accused of threating the President's daughter.
Sports-head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from the Friday Football Extra awards banquet, the latest on the division three college football player of the year,
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and a major announcement comes down from Lincoln concerning head football coach Tom Osborne.
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WX-Head
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Rain clears out and colder air will be here by the weekend with some flurries and sleet as well. More just ahead.

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Private Plane Crash


A Texas pilot is dead after crashing his single engine plane into an Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
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Eric Earnhart joins us from the scene with the latest.
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React


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Coffey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
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GRAPHIC=Chelsea Clinton


A Moneta man has allegedly been sending threatening letters to Chelsea Clinton, the President's daughter.
Three times in August and again in October, according to today's grand jury indictment, 55-year old Samuel Edmond Coffey mailed a threat to commit certain sex acts on the Stanford freshman.
Instead of mailing them directly to the White House, Coffey is accused of sending the letters to Virginia Beach, asking the Postmaster to mail them to Chelsea for him from there.

Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear union members in Danville say they do want to vote again on the company's request for mandatory Sunday shifts.
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Last month the union rejected a seven- day schedule, claiming workers would lose current overtime pay on Sundays.
Goodyear then laid off 60 people, moved tire machines to Mexico, and invested millions of dollars in other plants.
A business attorney says such management tactics could weaken labor's influence.
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((BARBARA HUDSON/ATTORNEY: I DO THINK THAT THE OPTION THAT GOODYEAR HAD TO MOVE MACHINERY AND TAKE THEIR CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS TO ANOTHER LOCATION DOES TEND TO WEAKEN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE UNION AND WOULD TEND TO DISCOURAGE UNION MEMBERSHIP.))
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Union members acknowledge they are sharply divided over the issue- -though they insist it has not weakened the union.
Workers will now hold a secret ballot vote to decide whether to reconsider the company's offer.
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You've heard of a bridal registry--how about a toy registery for kids? It might come in handy this holiday season, and we'll tell you more about it coming up on News 7 at Six.
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and speaking of toys and kids, how can you make sure those on your child's wish list are safe? We'll have some tips from Roanoke's Safe Kids Coalition.
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McCane


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NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A special prosecutor will decide whether embezzlement charges should be lodged against one of Bedford County's top law enforcement officers.
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State police are looking into whether Lieutenant John McCane misused public money.
Botetourt prosecutor Joel Branscom would not discuss details, but called it "strange behavior" on McCane's part, although he's not sure whether any laws were broken.
Branscom says the amount of money involved is less than a thousand dollars.
McCane was already on administrative leave after being charged in October with stalking a friend of his estranged wife.
Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown, McCane's brother- in- law, could not be reached for comment.
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Abed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the primary defendants in the racketeering and arson case against the Abed family has been accused of trying to pay someone to create an alibi for him.
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Rod Abed was arraigned this afternoon on the new indictment.
The 26-year old defendant is charged with obstruction of justice.
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((MR. ABED ATTEMPTED TO OFFER A BRIDE TO SOMEBODY IN ORDER TO FALSELY TESTIFY TO ESTABLISH AN ALIBI FOR THE CORNER STORE FIRE BOMBING BY MOLOTOV COCKTAIL.))
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Authorities believe that the fire at the Corner Store on 13th Street was intended to eliminate competition to the Speedway store across the street.
The indictment says Abed offered money to Phillip Orren.
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Orren is serving a six-year sentence for ARSON himself, and was recently moved from the city jail where Abed is being housed.
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Safe-Toys


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


If you're shopping for toys and games this Christmas, experts on toy safety have some advice for you.
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Tonya Flory is in the newsroom with some precautions to keep in mind.
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Keith--Safety experts say the best advice they can give is no matter what the toy or game-- parents need to have input and supervise play time. For example: any toy no matter how innocent can become dangerous--
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small pieces can break off and be swallowed.
Another precaution--warn children not to put toys that make noise up to their ears-- Roanoke Safe Kids Coalition says the tips are common sense, but when a child is at a friend's home or in daycare they need to play safe.
Terry Hale works with Safe Kids--she says warnings on packages are guidelines--not rules.
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((TERRY HALE/ROANOKE SAFE KIDS:DIRECTLY ON THE BOXES IT'S GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT WOULD BE AN AGE APPROPRIATE TOY FOR A CHILD AND YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER ONCE YOU GET THAT TOY HOME, SUPERVISION OF THE TOY))
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The Safe Kids Coalition reports 60-percent of all toy-related injuries are to the head region--the face, eyes, mouth and ears.
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And one last tip---when purchasing presents like bikes and skateboards, make

sure you also
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buy helmets, knee and elbow pads.

Gift-Registry


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


If "I don't know" is the answer you get after asking your children what they want for the holidays..
One toy store thinks it has found a way to lift your gift-buying burden.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Toys-R-Us has a gift registry system, much like bridal registries at other stores.
Using a hand-held device, kids can scan their way to the prefect gift list.
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((EARL SNOW/TOYS R US: THE INDIVIDUAL THAT WANTS THE ITEM, ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS FIND THE BAR CODE ON THE ITEM THEY WANT AND THEN SCAN IT AND THE LITTLE SCANNER BEEPS. AND THEN IT SHOWS YOU THE ITEM ON THE REGISTRY. Reporter: That's it? SNOW: THAT'S IT. THAT'S HOW SIMPLE IT IS. ))
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The computerized lists are updated at Toys-R-Us stores across the country.
As soon as someone buys a registered item, it's removed from the list.
That way no two relatives need to worry about buying someone the same toy.
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Stocks


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Stocks dropped again today-- TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow lost 71 points.
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Poplar-Forest


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NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#97-85
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A potential budget windfall for two Bedford County tourist attractions.
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Governor George Allen today announced his final budget will include two million dollars for Poplar Forest and 2- point- 5 million for the national D-Day Memorial.
The money will come in the form of grants which both organizations will have to match through private fundraising.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S ALSO SOME TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES FROM THIS, TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE THESE TWO DIFFERENT BUT RELATED, INTERESTING ATTRACTIONS. IT ENHANCES THE ABILITY OF BEDFORD AND THE ENTIRE LYNCHBURG AREA AND FOR THAT MATTER ROANOKE TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THIS AREA, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO DRAW TOURISTS.))
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Allen says he's confident governor- elect Jim Gilmore will support the projects.
Area legislators today also promised to make sure the money stays in the budget.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Steve
TAPE#None
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Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne announces his retirement, news on the Division three college football Player of the Year, and Mike Stevens is at the Roanoke Airport Mariott with some other young athletes that we will soon see playing on Saturdays--Mike--
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s-FFE


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A season's worth of high school football memories will be relived tonight at the 14th annual Friday Football Extra Awards Banquet at the airport Marriott.
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Mike Stevens is in the Grand Ballroom along with a couple hundred excited players and coaches.
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S-Osborne


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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Tom Osborne announced today that he is retiring after 25 years as the Cornhuskers head football coach.
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Osborne, who had bypass surgery 12 years ago; spent two days in a hospital with an irregular heart beat in November. Health and the rigors of maintaining a national power fueled his decision.
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S-Gator


ANCHOR=Steve
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GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl


Osborne's Huskers played Virginia Tech in last year's Orange Bowl. The Hokies take on North Carolina in the Gator Bowl this new year's. While the game is over three weeks away; Tech personnel remains busy.
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S-Stagg


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#=FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl


Saturday's Stagg Bowl between Lycoming and Mount Union kicks off at 1pm. Tomorrow; at noon; the Gagliardi trophy; given annually to division III's most outstanding football player, will be awarded to
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Mount Union quarterback Bill Borchert, who lead the Purple Raiders to the crown last year with a Stagg Bowl record 7 touchdowns and 505 passing yards.
This season; he's thrown for 3 thousand, 924 yards, 57 TD passes and only 2 interceptions.
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Promo


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That's News 7 at Six. We'll have more on our top story tonight at 11--
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More from those who witnessed the crash of a small plane into a Roanoke home this afternoon. The pilot was killed--the house caught fire but a woman inside at the time managed to escape without injury.
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(ad lib byes) Join us for the latest on that story tonight on News 7 at 11.