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News-Heads

ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#news heads
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Coming up-
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VO-NAT


A new way of fighting crime.
A suspected drug dealer is caught on the Net.
Melrose place gave her the boot cause she was pregnant. Now this soap star is five-million bucks richer.
And American Electric is getting bigger- but will your electric bill grow too?
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Internet-Arrest


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=internet


A man from Vinton is the region's first person charged with selling drugs over the Internet.
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VO-NAT


52-year old Kirby Lee Adams was arrested late Saturday at his Bedford County home.
A Bedford deputy posing as a woman had been exchanging e-mail with Adams, who reportedly offered to sell marijuana and prescription drugs.
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SOT 12:53:01
IN Q=He's not a

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE'S NOT A BIG-TIME DRUG DEALER. HE'S MORE OF A, I THINK TO MEET GIRLS AND PUSH HIS DOPE. HE WOULDN'T DO ANY LARGE QUANTITIES OF DOPE, IT'S ALL SMALL QUANTITIES BUT NEVERTHELESS HE IS TRYING TO SELL IT AND DISTRIBUTE IT. AND BASICALLY IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OPEN TO ANYBODY, IT COULD HAVE BEEN A KID.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=been a kid.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Marijuana, scales and a small amount of a so-called "date rape" drug were confiscated from Adams' home.
Bedford authorities say they hope to step up their on-line efforts to keep drug dealers off the net.
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AEP-Merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=aep


American Electric Power plans to surge in size.
The company that supplies electricity to most of Southwest Virginia is merging with a Texas utility.
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VO-NAT


Currently, A-E-P is the third biggest utility in the country.
It supplies power to nine states.
After the merger with Central and South West, a company based in Dallas, A-E-P will pick up four more states.
The combined company plans to cut 13-hundred jobs.
But A-E-P says those cuts will come at the corporate level.
And it says electricity rates in Southwest Virginia will stay among the country's lowest.
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SOT 13:45:15
IN Q=EVERY

((TOM AYERS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: EVERY UTILITY IN THE COUNTRY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING, IS TRYING TO DRIVE DOWN THEIR COST. SO I GUARANTEE YOU NO UTILITY IS LOOKING TO INCREASE ITS COST.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ayers/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=its cost
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VO-NAT


The merger needs to be approved by shareholders and federal regulators.
That could take up to a year-and a half.
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Hoover-Color


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=strike


Pulaski's Hoover Color will meet with Union officials later this week-- to try and iron out a contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hiwassee;


Nearly 30-hourly workers at the Pulaski County plant are on strike.
They're NOT satisfied with the company's latest contract offer.
Union members say it doesn't include a retirement plan and would increase their insurance costs.
They're also at odds over Hoover Color's proposed absentee policy.
Union members have been manning the picket line 24-hours a day since last week.
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SOT
IN Q=Our morale

((EUGENE GRAVELY/UNION MEMBER:OUR MORALE HAS NOT DROPPED ONE BIT I MEAN THE COMMUNITY, HIWASSEE HAS GOT A COMMUNITY THAT IS BEHIND US 100- PERCENT, I MEAN THEY KEEP US GOING, I DON'T SEE, ANYTIME, THAT OUR MORALE IS GOING TO DROP.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Gravely/Union Member; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to drop.
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VO-NAT


Company officials declined comment but verified they are searching for replacement workers.
The plant makes the color used in Crayola Crayons and other products.
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Tylo-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


A multi-million dollar victory for actress Hunter Tylo in her lawsuit against Melrose Place producers.
Tylo claimed she was unfairly fired from the program because she was pregnant.
As Jonathan Freed reports, the jury agreed.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;
SUPER=01-Hunter Tylo/Actress; 19
SUPER=03-Melrose Place/Spelling Entertainment;
SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Tylo's Lawyer; 48-52
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Los Angeles."

((THE WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION, HUNTER TYLO! A Los Angeles jury believes Hunter Tylo should be some five million dollars richer.
The jury found that the producers of the television show, Melrose Place unjustly fired Tylo when they learned that the actress was pregnant.
HUNTER TYLO/ACTRESS: IT WASN'T VICTORY FOR ME AND I MEAN THIS FROM THE HEARTBUT A VICTORY FOR EVERY WOMANAND FOR EVERY CHILD THAT'S UNBORN.
Aaron Spelling Entertainment argued that a pregnant Tylo could not convincingly play a sexy seductress on the programand that her contract gave them the right to tear up her deal.
The jury awarded Tylo four million dollars for emotional distress twice what her lawyers were asking for.
She was also awarded close to 900-thousand dollars for economic loss.
GLORIA ALLRED/TYLO'S LAWYER: THE POINT IS YOU CANNOT SIMPLY THROW OUT INTO THE STREETS A WOMAN WHEN SHE IS PREGNANT IN HOLLYWOOD.
Bottom line: the jury was not convinced that Tylo was so pregnant-looking that she could not do her joband that hollywood smoke and mirrors could have concealed any problems.
FREDDIE MOORE/JURY FOREMAN: THE MAJORITY OF THE JURORS FELT THAT SHE COULD STILL PLAY A VIXEN.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: TYLO FEELS SHE'S LOST TWO PRECIOUS YEARS OF HER CAREERAND DOES NOT KNOW IF SUING A MAJOR PRODUCTION COMPANY HAS HURT HER CHANCES FOR FUTURE WORK IN HOLLYWOOD. JONATHAN FREED, LOS ANGELES.))

Nichols


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=nichols


Another day of deliberations and still no verdict in the Terry Nichols trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver;


Outside court, reporters wait it out-
And victim's families far from home- are going through this tough time together.
Jurors discussed the case for a fifth day- trying to decide if Nichols helped bomb the Murrah Federal Building.
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wipe wipe wipe

Unabomber


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-d

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/File Tape;


A jury is in place to hear the case against Theodore Kaczynski.
But the suspected Unabomber won't go on trial until next month.
Opening arguments were scheduled to begin next week-- but will now begin on January 5th.
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Tease#1



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
The F-D-A is giving new hope to balding men-- but it isn't the perfect cure.
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VO-NAT


And a little later in the newscast-- Botetourt County is seeking a historic designation alongside some future hi-tech industries.
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Comm#1



Baldness-Drug


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#597-51
GRAPHIC=baldness


It could be a new hope for men who want to stop that receding hairline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Food and Drug Administraton has approved the first pill to fight baldness.
The drug (Pro-PEE-sha) has proven to grow hair on bald men and stop receding hairlines.
The tablet is taken once a day.
It'll be available by prescription next month and costs about 45 dollars for a months supply.
The drug does not mean a full head of hair- but it can shrink bald spots.
Like most drugs, there are possible side effects.
A small fraction of those tested, experienced decreased sex drive and impotence.
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Bosnia


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=BOSNIA


President Clinton is on his way back home after a visit to Bosnia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sarajevo;


The president was met with applause in Sarajevo.
He talked with the victims of war- and the young people who he says now have hope.
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SOT 20:20:05
IN Q=

((WE JUST CAME FROM A COFFEE SHOP TALKING TO A NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE THEN I SAID WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE U.S COULD DO TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY AND IN UNISON THEY SAID STAY FOR AWHILE LONGER.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=for awhile longer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tuzla;


President Clinton thanked the troops- telling them they're vital to peace.
Last week he announced the troops will stay longer than June.
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Robertson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Pat Robertson


The 50-thousand dollar check Virginia Beach televangelist Pat Robertson gave Republican Jim Gilmore in April made its way into headlines and negative ads.
Well it turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg of Robertson's involvement in electoral politics this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4;


Robertson's name also shows up in federal campaign filings that weren't even due until more than two weeks after the election.
Now we see Robertson gave another 200-thousand dollars to the Republican National Committee one week before Gilmore was elected.
The Republican National Committee's various wings donated about one million dollars to Gilmore in the final days of the campaign, bringing its total contribution to Gilmore to over two million.
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TALENT=Jean
SS=Republicans


It's legal if Robertson did NOT designate which candidates should get the R-N-C's money.
The R-N-C says he did NOT.

Earley


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=earley


Attorney General-elect Mark Earley has named his top advisors.
Two already hold top posts in the Attorney General's office.
Deputy Attorney General Bill Hurd becomes Senior Counsel.
Hurd's been the state's lawyer in the co-ed case at Virginia Military Institute.
Frank Ferguson continues as Deputy A-G in charge of local and intergovernmental affairs.
Earley's brought in education department lawyer Randy Beales to take over as Chief Deputy Attorney General.
That's after former Chief Deputy David Anderson moved over to Governor-elect Jim Gilmore's administration to be the Governor's lawyer.

Allen-Deregulation


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=George Allen


George Allen campaigned on reducing the size and cost of state government.
But after four years, Allen's new budget is the largest in state history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


So it was more in keeping with his image today to announce that he's changing or throwing out 71-percent of the state's regulations.
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SOT 21:45:44
IN Q=We are

((WE ARE TERMINATING 30- PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S REGULATIONS. THAT WE ARE RETAINING 29- PERCENT. AND THAT WE ARE AMENDING 41- PERCENT.))
SOT 22:08:35
IN Q=There are

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE ARE PROCEDURES. IT'S NOT JUST THAT I SAY "ALRIGHT. ELIMINATE IT. CHANGE IT. IT FIRST GOES THROUGH SEVERAL REVIEWS. HOW IT'S TO BE CHANGED. HOW IT'S TO BE IMPROVED OR ELIMINATED. BUT THEN THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. I COMMENT ON IT. BUT SO DO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-John Forbes/Va. Dept. of Planning & Budget
SUPER=@Allen; :08
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=of Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Allen says the number one response his staff got when asking why a regulation existed was "because we've always done it that way."
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Greenfield


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=none


Botetourt County is hoping to shield part of a historic plantation -- with a national honor--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Greenfield Plantation stretches 900 acres -- including a log cabin and the foundation of an 1800's home.
Botetourt wants to preserve part of this landmark by getting it on the national register of historic places.
But county leaders are proposing only 28 acres for the recognition -- the rest will be an industrial park.
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SOT 11:25:50
IN Q=The Greenfield plantation

((NED MCELWAINE/DEPUTY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THE GREENFIELD PLANTATION WAS ACTUALLY A WORKING PLANTATION IN SOUTHERN BOTETOURT COUNTY, ONE OF THE FIRST IN THIS AREA. IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST CENTERS OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BACK YEARS AGO AND SO IT'S QUITE FITTING THAT BOTETOURT COUNTY HAS PURCHASED THIS LOCATION AND IS KIND OF REVIVING THAT ROLE.))
SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Assistant Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=reviving that role
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VO-NAT


Creeks and walking trails will wind through the new buildings -- preserving the rural nature of the plantation.
Botetourt County won't know until March if Greenfield earns national recognition.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
Coming up next on NEWS-7 at 11-- a Kris Kringle update--
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VO-NAT

Does Santa have a satellite office in Franklin COunty? We'll catch up with him, right after this break.
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Comm#1



VIDEO


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=amo
TAPE#v of d
GRAPHIC=news-7 at 11
SUPER=X5052 (LOADS FX)
SUPER=X5045 (STARTS FX)


Our video pick tonight comes from Miami-- some of it underwater--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Miami;


The two story houseboat where suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan killed himself five months ago sank to the bottom of Indian Creek today.
Water reached halfway up to the street level front door.
The boat apparently sank overnight after developing a leak.
The craft named the "New Year" gained world-wide attention during the manhunt for Cunanan, who was wanted in the slaying of designer Gianni Versace.
Since July, it has become a movie set, and a popular tourist spot.
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SUPER=X5043 (CLEARS FX)


Ferrum-Santa


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=christmas


If you're driving along Route 40-West near Ferrum College at night, you may notice a jolly old elf by the roadside.
As David Johnson reports-- the North Pole isn't the only place Santa checks his list.
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SOT
IN Q=OLE SAINT NICK
SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00
SUPER=01-Lonnie Rigney/Santa Claus; :16
SUPER=07-Whitney Yopp; :42
SUPER=19-David Johnson; :46
RUNS=:58
OUT Q=NEWS 7, FERRUM

(( Ole Saint Nick is alive and well operating out of a house near Rocky Mount for the past four years.
After six each night, you'll find the man in the red suit on his porch listening to children's requests from children and working with the community.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:53:44

((LONNIE RIGNEY/SANTA CLAUS; SANTA GOES FROM HERE TO STUART, TO CHURCHES AND PLACES LIKE THAT AND COMMUNITY BUILDINGS. I GO AROUND TO A FEW HOSPITALS. I JUST DO IT TO BE DOING IT BECAUSE TO SEE THE REACTION WHEN SANTA COMES UP. ))
RUNS=:14


Santa says he likes this region-- and especially those people who believe he knows when you've been bad or good..
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SOT-06:48:33

((WHITNEY YOPP/SANTA CUSTOMER; MY MAW MAW TOLD ME THAT HE CAN READ PEOPLE'S MINDS. ))
RUNS=:04

STAND-UP/07:06:47
DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST, YOU'D BETTER HURRY ON OVER TO SANTA'S HOUSE, BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
((Bell rining...Santa saying "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas))
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FERRUM
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)) Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Partial/Clearing/33-36/Partly Sunny/& Warmer/53-56;
SUPER=331-Slow/Clearing/33-36/Partly Sunny/& Warmer/54-58;
SUPER=332-Partial/Clearing/33-36/Partly Cloudy/Warmer/50-54;
SUPER=333-Gradual/Clearing/32-35/Partly Sunny/& Warmer/52-55;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/34-38/Partly Sunny/Not as Cold/46-50;
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S-Extra


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#EXTRA
GRAPHIC=NBA


highlights from the tech/West Virginia, UVa/VMI games to bring you; plus the Carolina Panthers loose their brain trust;
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=75-Philadelphia; :00

but first the Philadelphia 76ers and the group AzYet teamed up for a little holiday caroling in a recent recording. Here's a taste.
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SOT
IN Q="oh come
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=....to Bethlehem"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


we are coming back with all of tonight's sports in a few.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


Virginia Tech came into tonight's game having beaten West Virginia in 3 out of the last four meetings. But the Moutaineers would capture their first
victory in Blacksburg since 1991. (----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Moutaineers vs. Hokies; :00


An eerie fog surrounded the castle as the Hokies geared up for the 68th meeting with West Virginia.
Early in the first half; Tech center Russ Wheeler nails the jumper from near the charity stripe. The roll goes in the Hokies favor.
Tech;s top gun was Rolan Roberts. The freshman takes the entry pass from Eddie Lucas and joins the Phi-Jamma-slamma fraternity; just two of his team high 14 points.
Then; the Mountaineers Brent Solheim SUPER=34-West Virginia/55/Virginia

Tech/52; misses but doews what every smart player should do...he floows and it pays off.
The Hokies Eddie Lucas comers right back with a nice move and short J.
But damian Owens scored 18 to lead West Virginia over Tech 55-52.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB98-1
GRAPHIC=UVa


Up in Charlottesville; Virginia entertained VMI. The cavaliers were hardly gracious hosts. Curtis Staples scored a game high 23 points as UVa prevailed 92 to 55.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Keydets vs. Cavaliers; :00


Despite the instate implications of this one; the U-Hall faithful did not turn out in force.
The just over 4 thousand did get their money's worth. UVa's Norman Nolan drives in the lane and does some window cleaning for two of his 19 points.
VMI tried to stay close with a perimeter game. Eric mann snaps the nylon from up top but fails the get back on defense and the Cavs make VMI pay Nolan's
break away slam. UVa led SUPER=34-Virginia/92/VMI/55;

20 to 8.
VMI's Bryan Teug tickles the twine with another Keydet trifecta but it would not be enough.
Colin Decharme converts the nice entry pass with a dunk; UVa wins by a 37.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Radford


Another ACC power handed Radford a tough loss tonight. Wake Forest beat the Highlanders 85 to 53 in Winston-Salem. RU is now 2 and 5. Ryan Charles led Radford with 14 points.

S-Brown


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NFL


Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown underwent fusion surgery of the first and second vertebrae today at Henry Ford Hospital in the Motor City.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/ESPN; :00


Brown suffered a significant spinal injury on this play in last night's Lions win over the new York Jets.
In a news conference today; team doctor David Collon said Brown has sensation and movement in all of his extremities; butb the next 72 hours are critical.
His locker remains intact while teammates rally around him and remain focussed on the playoffs.
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SOT
IN Q="It's our

((HERMAN MOORE/DETROIT RECEIVER:)) ((BARRY SANDERS/DETROIT RUNNING BACK:))
SUPER=01-Herman Moore/Detroit Receiver; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Sanders/Detroit Running Back; :16
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...back seat"
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S-Monday


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=NFL


Tonight; the AFC East champion will be decided. Miami and New England are fighting it out. Right now; the patriots lead 7-6 in the third quarter. Here's a look at the wrest of tonight's numbers.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Dallas/67/j/New York/79///j/Detroit/96//Philadelphia/92///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/99//Orlando/88////Toronto/79/j/Charlotte/81///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/101//Atlanta/99///j/Washington/110//Milwaukee/79///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/West Virginia/55//Virginia Tech/52////VMI/55/j/Virginia/92///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Maryland 22/110//NC Asheville/52///j/Wake

Forest/85//Radford/53///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Detroit/4//Boston/2////Edmonton/3//Montreal/3//Final in OT/;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0103-j/Ottawa/4//N.Y. Islanders/1////St. Louis/2//Tampa Bay/2//Final in

OT/;
RUNS=:35
OC=...LAST GAME.
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go to break

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Still to come in sports tonight; the NFL's worst team begins cleaning house with the dismissal of it's head coach,
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VO-NAT


and the Tarheels of North Carolina will talk about their new coach, the Hokies and the Gator bowl when we come back.
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S-Infante


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7=19
GRAPHIC=Indianapolis Colts


The Indianapolis Colts fired their head coach and then; a few hours later, hired Carolina general Manager Bill Polian, who made both the Buffalo Bills and the panthers into forces. he joins the Colts after a 4 seasons with Carolina.
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SOT
IN Q="Bill

((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...with Bill"
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VO-NAT #ENG
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Lindy Infante's Coltswere 3 and 13 this season; the worst record in the league. Infante; who went 12 and 20 in his two years, had one year remaining on his contract.
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S-Gator


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-2
GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl


Virginia Tech is the underdog against North Carolina in the Toyota Gator Bowl. As far as coaching goes; give the Hokies the edge. They have post season proven Frank Beamer. UNC went through a coaching change just a few weeks ago; but the Tarheels remain upbeat about their new boss; former defensive
coordinator Carl Torbush. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="The high

((CHRIS KELDORF/UNC QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Chris Keldorf/UNC Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...1 and OH"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC;


Torbush takes over a program that owns the nations number 2 defense and went 10 and 1 during the regular season. And getting slighted by the Alliance has hardly dampened the Tarheels spirits in preparing for the Hokies and the Gator Bowl.
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SOT
IN Q="I don't

((CARL TORBUSH/UNC HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/UNC Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...for us"
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The tarheels say they won't take the Hokies lightly and despite losing their last two games; 7 and 4 Virginia tech has the Tarheels respect.
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SOT
IN Q="Just

((DRE' BLY/UNC ALL-AMERICAN CORNER:))
SUPER=01-Dre'Bly/UNC All-American Corner; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...going in about it"
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Stealth-Banjo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=none


Scott Vestal is breaking new ground with the music he makes... and with the five string banjo he plays.
Joe Dashiell visited a bluegrass musician who's taking the instrument down new paths.
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SOT
IN Q=Scott Vestal has played
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Scott Vestal; :28
SUPER=@Joe2; :48
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County


((Scott Vestal has played with the best in bluegrass, as a member of the group Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and with his current band Continental Divide.
He's claimed top honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association, but much of his music transcends the boundaries of bluegrass...
NAT SOT OF VESTAL PLAYING
RUNS=:10


The banjo Vestal plays is also unusual... a concept he carried to England and banjo builder Phil Davidson.
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SOT
IN Q=He loved the idea

((HE LOVED THE IDEA OF DOING A STRING THROUGH THE NECK LIKE THIS BECAUSE THAT'S AN OLD ENGLISH DESIGN WHICH THEY USED IN THE 1800S. AND THE PEGHEAD, I JUST DREW OUT ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHAT I WANTED HIM TO DO AND HE BUILT IT FOR ME. AND THEN IT SEEMED LIKE PEOPLE WERE LIKE, MAN THAT MAKES SENSE NOT HAVING THE PEG UP THERE.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=peg up there


He's moved the fifth string tuner from the neck to the peghead. The fifth string goes undergound at the fifth fret, passing through a tube fitted beneath the fretboard.
A streamlined profile and a dark stain give the instrument its name, "the stealth banjo."
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IN Q=A lot of the traditional bluegrass

((A LOT OF THE TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS PEOPLE WILL BE, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BANJO NECK BOY. WHAT'S A MATTER WITH THAT THING. AND I'M LIKE WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT, BECAUSE IT'S JUST NATURAL TO ME NOW.))
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Vestal is now assembling the banjos himself, selling them with the help of Acutab, a music publisher based in western Virginia.
He didn't expect to sell that many, but says he's found a surprizing demand Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County)) for a unique design.