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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

A frat house arson suspect gets out on bond in Blacksburg- -though he's accused of lying to authorities about his drug and alcohol problem.
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VO-NAT


And the latest night- vision technology- -made right here in the Valley- -is available for private use... for a price.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the investigation continues involving seven North Carolina football players involved in a bar brawl. A big trade in the N-B-A.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Florida Marlins trade another key player from their World Championship team.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Sunny and warmer tomorrow, then some clouds, rain and cooler temperatures. All the forecast details are headed your way.

B'burg-Arson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Arson


The Virginia Tech student accused of setting fire to a frat house and lying to a magistrate will have to forego alcohol.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


That's one of the conditions set by the judge who released Chad Justin Niemi
(knee-me) today on 30- thousand dollars bond.


The 21- year old was charged with arson shortly after the Kappa Alpha house was gutted by fire Tuesday morning.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday;


Niemi's bond was originally set at 15- thousand dollars but was later revoked.
Prosecutors say Niemi failed to mention prior convictions for being drunk in public and possession of marijuana.
The judge also ordered Niemi to remain in Virginia and check in with Blacksburg police daily.
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Columbia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Columbia


Columbia HCA officials are now responding to yesterday's announcement that Virginia's largest health insurer is dropping three Columbia-owned hospitals from one of its plans.
Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Columbia have been in contract negotiations for the past several months.
Columbia officials say the talks were held in good faith.
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VO-NAT


Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community Hospital C-E-O's say they submitted numerous proposals to Trigon.
And up until this past Monday--hospital officials claim they were led to believe they were in the Preferred Provider Organization and final negotiations were still underway.
Trigon has now entered into an exclusive agreement with Carilion Health System.
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Firefighters


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


They went above and beyond the call of duty, and because they did, four people are alive today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Five Lynchburg firefighters were honored this afternoon for their work in saving the victims of two recent fires in the Hill City.
Among them was Robert Ore, who rescued a 3- year- old girl from her burning apartment last weekend.
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SOT 6:49:52//6:54:25
IN Q=That's the biggest

((ROBERT ORE/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: THAT'S THE BIGGEST REWARD. THE PLAQUES ARE NICE, THE RECOGNITION IS NICE, BUT THE BIG REWARD IS KNOWING THAT THERE'S A LITTLE THREE- YEAR- OLD GIRL, TYANA HUBBARD, THAT'S GOING TO BE AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY THIS YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS.)) ((ROBERT LIPSCOMB/L'BURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOC.: THIS IS SOMETHING EXPECTED OF FIREFIGHTERS BUT EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, INDIVIDUALS DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES ABOVE AND BEYOND OTHER FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER COMPANIES DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES, AND WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE LIKE THAT, I FEEL IT'S APPROPRIATE TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THAT.))
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SUPER=01-Robert Lipscomb/L'burg Firefighters Assoc'n; :16
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OUT Q=and honor that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-November 4; :00


The assocation also honored four firefighters who pulled three people from their burning home the night of November 4th.
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Legislation


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


It seems everyone has a holiday wish list this time of year, INCLUDING the city of Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City leaders and their local delegates sat down this morning to discuss priorities for the next session of the General Assembly.
Lynchburg wants to make sure it gets the state money it's been promised for projects like sewer repair and economic development.
Senator Steve Newman says the state should be able to fund those one- time expenses this year.
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SOT 2:05:40
IN Q=I think it's

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LESS PROSPERITY IN THE FUTURE, THAT WE ARE NOT SPENDING IT ON JUST AGENCY EXPENSES WHICH MEANS IT WILL JUST CONSTANTLY GROW AND GROW AND GROW, SO THIS IS A BIG CHANGE, I THINK, IN OUR BUDGETING.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in our budgeting.
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Also: Lynchburg doesn't want the elimination of the personal property tax to affect other state funding.
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SOT 2:02:12
IN Q=That's definitely

((MITCH NUCKLES/L'BURG COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THAT'S DEFINITELY A CONCERN OF THE LOCALITIES. IT HAS TO BE A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR REPLACEMENT AND ALSO SOME FACTOR OF THE GROWTH. PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX GROWS ON AVERAGE BETWEEN SEVEN AND TEN PERCENT A YEAR, SO A GROWTH FACTOR DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO THE FACTOR.))
SUPER=01-Mitch Nuckles/L'burg Commissioner of Revenue; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=into the factor.
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VO-NAT


Senator Newman promised the group that the tax cut plan WILL be passed in the Senate.
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Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia schoolteachers will get theirs.
Two-and-a-quarter percent raises each year starting in 1999 -- which could be boosted by local school boards -- mirror what Governor George Allen promised state workers in his final budget he'll unveil tomorrow.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


The announcement came with news of 447- million more dollars to support the state's new academic standards and testing program.
And in what may be a little wishful thinking -- the Governor included five million dollars for charter schools.
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SOT 09:29:47
IN Q=And you know

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND YOU KNOW WHERE THAT'S COMING FROM? THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY SAYS IF YOU RUN A CHARTER SCHOOL WE'LL GIVE YOU MONEY. BUT THAT'S ON OUR TERMS AND IT WOULD BE THE DECISIONS OF VIRGINIANS.))
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RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of Virginians.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


The 1998 General Assembly will take up charter schools in a matter of weeks.
The concept has its best shot ever of passing next year.
Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
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If Virginia begins establishing charter schools--many parents and students want to know, what are they like? Coming up on News 7 at Six, Ellen Qualls has more about a charter program in North Carolina.
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and a little later--home for the holidays, but the honeymoon will have to wait. A Roanoke soldier ties the knot while on leave from his duties in Bosnia.
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2-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Education


Charter schools pop back up on the Virginia General Assembly's radar next month -- with their best chance ever of becoming law.
Last night, we visited one such school in North Carolina.
Tonight, Ellen Qualls talks with the players in that state's three-month old experiment about what Virginia should consider.
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IN Q=Rocky Mount, North
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SUPER=01-Cheryl Ellis/Charter School Teacher; :37
SUPER=01-Travis Twiford/Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent; 1:03
SUPER=01-Tiffani Wallace/Charter School Student; 1:25
SUPER=@Ellen1; 2:11
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.


(( Rocky Mount, North Carolina's three month old Charter Public School is off to a good start.
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((ROB BARROW/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: I LOVE IT. IT'S-- Why? THE WAY WE LEARN. AND THE WAY THAT IF SOMEBODY MAKES TROUBLE, THEY CAN GET RID OF THEM. QUICKER.))
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In fact, one criticism is that charter schools will cherry pick the best behaved and the brightest... or segregate by race or ethnicity.
But this school has a 60-40 racial split.
It may be cherry-picking the best parents out of the system though.
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((CHERYL ELLIS/CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER: SO WHEN I CAME HERE AND I WAS HEARING "THE PARENTS REALLY WANT TO BE INVOLVED," AND I WAS THINKING "YEAH I KNOW, PARENTS REALLY LIKE TO BE INVOLVED, BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PARENTS. WE HAD FOUR GRAND OPENINGS IN TWO WEEKS.))
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BUTT BUTT
sot tape three 12:45:07

((CHERYL ELLIS/CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER: 350 PARENTS CAME TO THE FOURTH GRAND OPENING IN TWO WEEKS. THEY'RE SERIOUS.))
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The local Superintendent fought the school's startup as harmful to the existing schools -- but now he says he's neutral.
sot TWIFORD TAPE 13;29:24

((TRAVIS TWIFORD/NASH-ROCKY MOUNT SUPERINTENDENT: TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, I'M A LITTLE BIT JEALOUS. BECAUSE THEY'RE GIVEN FREEDOM TO NOT BE CONSTRAINED BY STATE REGULATIONS. AND I FEEL LIKE THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHOULD HAVE THAT SAME OPPORTUNITY.))
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He predicts parents will eventually teacher-shop, picking the regular school or the charter school based on that year's teacher.
sot tape two 12:03:34

((TIFFANI WALLACE/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: IT'S GREAT. What do you like about it? THE TEACHERS. THE STUFF THAT WE LEARN. AND HOW WE LEARN IT.))
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It is money that both sides in the debate say is the biggest stumbling block.
sot TWIFORD TAPE 13:29:47

((TRAVIS TWIFORD/NASH-ROCKY MOUNT SUPERINTENDENT: THERE'S IN OUR SITUATION IN EXCESS OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF LOCAL AND STATE MONEY THAT'S LEAVING OUR BUDGETS AND GOING INTO THE CHARTER SCHOOL BUDGETS.))
runs=:09


Still, the charter school gets NO capital funds.
It retro-fitted an old JC Penney store.
So far, its library is empty.
A loan pool from the state would help.
But without money, there are fewer strings -- more room for innovation.
sot TWIFORD TAPE 13:49:07

((TRAVIS TWIFORD/NASH-ROCKY MOUNT SUPERINTENDENT: SO I THINK THAT THEY CAN CAUSE CHANGE FASTER THAN WE CAN. AND THAT'S WHY I SAID "I SURE WISH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOULD TAKE THE SHACKLES OFF OF US.))
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Charter schools haven't been around long enough for independent evaluations of performance.
That leaves other states to decide if they're willing to wait.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Return-Policy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


Many Christmas gifts this season will end up right back where they started--in the stores due to refunds, returns or exchanges.
And, most shoppers will be stuck without a receipt, which makes the return process more difficult.
Double Boxes=Keith and Stacey/Microwave


Stacey Martin is at Valley View Mall to tell us more.
Live=Stacey Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Stacey1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith, most major retail stores we talked with are actually prepared for shoppers to come back without a receipt, and thus they have special policies for returns and exchanges after the Christmas season.
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SOT
IN Q=My wife
SUPER=07-Gilbert James; :02
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :07
SUPER=01-Tom Tyree/Belk Manager; :22
SUPER=01-Mary Catherine Rooney/JC Penney Manager; :50
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=to do the refund
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SOT 05.47.48 - 05.47.55
IN Q=My wife, she

((GILBERT JONES: MY WIFE SHE TRIES TO KEEP ALL THE RECEIPTS TOGETHER SO WHEN SHE DOES HAVE TO RETURN SOMETHING SHE DOESN'T HAVE THE PROBLEM OF LOOKING FOR THE RECEIPT.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=for the receipt.


In the frenzy of last minute gift buying, many of us will forget that it's important to save receipts.
But, major retailers know this and usually relax restrictions to make returning an item, or getting a refund or exchange easier.
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SOT 04.58.47 - 04.59.01
IN Q=It generally is

((TOM TYREE/BELK STORE MGR.: IT GENERALLY IS A BUSY EXCHANGE PERIOD BETWEEN CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR'S SO WE GIVE STRAGGLERS ALL THE WAY UP TO FEBRUARY.))
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OUT Q=up to February


Tyree says Belk's takes refunds and exchanges after the holidays on a case-by-case basis.
However, Tyree says if it's coming up on Valentine's Day, you're waiting too late to return the item.
Other stores such as J.C. Penney's ask for ID.
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SOT 05.14.49 - 05.14.58
IN Q=We do require

((MARY CATHERINE ROONEY/J.C. PENNEY STORE MGR.: WE DO REQUIRE A PICTURE ID, DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE-ISSUED ID CARD. WE DO REQUIRE THAT INORDER TO DO THE REFUND.))
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Live=Stacey Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Rooney says if you paid by check or cash, the store will give you cash back or credit your account if you used your credit card--as most stores will--but JC Penney's won't give you store credit.
Double Boxes=Keith and Stacey/Microwave


(Keith question -- What else can shoppers due to help make the process easier? Stacey response-- Well, most people probably remove the tag fro ma gift, but most store managers I spoke to said it's best to just cut off the dollar amount and leave the bar code. That way they can scan it and verify the item came from their store.)

Stocks


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

A sharp drop for the stock market today-- TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Night-Finder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=ITT Night Vision


For years, I-T-T's Night Vision products have been shrouded in secrecy.
The Roanoke company supplies armies around the world with high-tech gear that helps troops see at night.
This year, I-T-T is selling one Night Vision product to the public.
As Scott Goldberg reports, it's a nifty little toy -- IF you can see past the price.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Betsy Williams/Science Museum of Western Va.; :10
SUPER=01-Sandra Coan/ITT Night Vision; :29
SUPER=04-ITT Night Vision; :37
SUPER=@Scott1; :52
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OUT Q=SG, News-7

((Of the hundreds of toys inside the Science Museum of Western Virginia's gift shop, there's one little dark-defying gadget that is sure to open a lot of eyes.
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SOT 12:14:43
IN Q=they will

((BETSY WILLIAMS/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VA:THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE THROUGH NEW YEAR'S AT THIS SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF 595-DOLLARS. ))
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OUT Q=DOLLARS


If the price doesn't make you see infra-red..
Roanoke-based I-T-T Night Vision hopes its Night Finder will find a home with hunters, outdoorsmen..
or people who worry about prowlers outside their homes.
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SOT 11:26:21
IN Q=they use them

((THEY USE THEM TO SURVEY THEIR PROPERTY, OR FOR PERSONAL SECURITY. PEOPLE WHO HEAR A NOISE OUT IN THE BACK YARD AND THEY JUST WANT TO SEE WHAT IT IS. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=it is

ITT video
Night Finder uses the same technology police and armed forces have used for years.
It traps little bits of light and lets you see things that normally would not show up in the dark.
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SOT11:25:37
IN Q=you're able

((SANDRA COAN: YOU'RE ABLE TO SEE IT AS IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT IT IN DAYTIME, BUT IT IS A GREEN IMAGE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=green image
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SOT13:12:40

standup
IN Q=during the

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: DURING THE GULF WAR ALMOST SEVEN YEARS AGO, TV NETWORKS BROADCAST MISSILE STRIKES OVER BAGHDAD. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHED. AND SOME SAID, "GEE, WITH TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS, I COULD TRACK DOWN MY CAR IN A PARKING LOT AT NIGHT-- EVEN IF IT'S REALLY CROWDED.))
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SOT 11:32:13
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((DAN TURCIC/ITT NIGHT VISION: THAT'S WHERE WE BASICALLY GOT A LARGE MAJORITY OF INTEREST SPARKED.))
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OUT Q=SPARKED


I-T-T envisions big sales this holiday season.
But even those who like what they see get a little glassy-eyed when they think about the 6-hundred-dollar price tag.
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SOT 12:16:00
IN Q=a little

((A LITTLE PRICEY FOR MY POCKET BOOK WITH KIDS IN COLLEGE.))
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OUT Q=COLLEGE


Scott Goldberg, News-7.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Sixers and Pistons trade players Mister Basketball is leaving the Indiana basketball program.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Hokies talk about their trip to the 1998 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/UNC Gator Bowl


Virginia Tech preparation for the 53rd Gator Bowl begins tomorrow when the Hokies return to the practice field in pads and helmets.
SS=FULL SCREEN TECH/UNC JOURNEY TO JACKSONVILLE


Steve Mason says; a late season skid has these football players focussed more than ever on ringing in the new year on a positive note.
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((Over the last three seasons; the Hokies had handled the November nerves well; posting a 10 and OH record. That streak was broken by back to back losses to West Virginia and Virginia. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((GENNARO:))
While deep threat Shawn Scales was lost before the season's midpoint; his absence hurt most against the final two teams who ganged up on the running game. ((FRANK:))
But now that a full recovery for the Gator Bowl weighs in Scales's favor and Al Clark's surgically repaired knee continues to heal, the Hokies have new motivation for erasing an irregular finish to their regular season schedule. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((
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S-Heels


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Tech/Carolina


North Carolina, Tech's opponent in the Gator Bowl, continues to interview seven players that were involved in a brawl at a Chapel Hill night club December fifth.
The players involved are defensive starters Greg Williams, Robert Williams and Kivuusama Mays as well as Varian Ballard, Stephon McQueen, Ricco McCain and Greg Harris.
They all face misdemeanor assault charges filed by a freshman who suffered a broken cheekbone and other injuries.
U-N-C head coach Carl Torbush said he will not take immediate action against the players and it may not be resolved before the Gator Bowl January First.

S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


From the Gridiron to the hardwood and college basketball this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :


The word from Indiana is that last year's mister basketball in the state is leaving Indiana University.
Seven foot sophomore center Jason Collier says he's transferring but he hasn't said where are why.
Indiana head coach Bobby Knight says the decision is in everyone's best Interest.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


And a big trade in the N-B-A involving the Philadelphia 76-ers and Detroit Pistons.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :


Jerry Stackhouse was the third player chosen in the 1995 draft and the Sixers felt as though they had a polayer to build around.
Today the Sixers traded Stackhouse and his former North Carolina teammate Eric Montros to the Detroit Pistons for Center Theo Ratliff, Guard Aaron McKie and future draft picks.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Stackhouse, who left Carolina after his Sophmore year, was averaging 16 points a game.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


The Florida Marlins continue to trade away the players that led the team to the World Series championship this season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-MLB; :


Today the Marlins traded relief pitcher Dennis cook to the New York Mets for a pair of Minor league players.
Cook is the sixth key player the Marlins have traded since the team won the World Series.
Cook was 1 and 2 in the regular season however, in the post season he was 2 and 0 in nine shutout innings with 10 strikeouts.
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Soldier


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=None


A two week leave turned into more than just a chance to spend the holiday season with family.
Sgt. Frank Davilla (Da-villa) used the time to marry his girlfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The National Guard soldier is on the peace-keeping mission in Bosnia.
And today ended up being a perfect day to tie the knot.
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SOT 14:25:14
IN Q=WE HAD CALLED

((TRACEY DAVILLA/NEWLYWED: WE HAD CALLED THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND HE SAID ANY DAY WOULD BE FINE. WE HAD DIFFERENT THINGS PLANNED FOR EACH DAY SO EVERYTHING KIND OF HIT FOR TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Tracey Davilla/Newlywed;
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OUT Q=FOR TODAY
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Frank returns to Bosnia Monday, so that doesn't leave time for a honeymoon.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


The trip may also include a stop at Disney World, but that will have to wait until Frank returns home in late May.
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ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#Promo


That's News7 at Six.
Tonight at 11, we'll take to the skies.
Flying is a natural high for Charles Scott--
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but his dream and his career crashed 15 years ago.
He was diagnosed with diabetes and lost his right to fly.
Scott is up in the air again -- and he's changed the federal rules so ALL diabetics can fly.
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SOT 11:25:01
IN Q=Don't give up

((CHARLES SCOTT/DIABETIC PILOT: DON'T GIVE UP, PARTICULARLY IF YOU'VE GOT A GOOD ARGUMENT. I DON'T CHASE WINDMILLS, BUT I DON'T GIVE UP ON GOOD DREAMS.))
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OUT Q=up on good dreams
Talent=Keith

(ad lib byes) Tina Tenret will bring us this powerful story tonight on News 7 at 11.