[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#Headlines]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming up on News 7-
A landlord is shot tonight in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]


The family of a former Louisville Anchorman- unplugs his feeding tube tonight.
If you boat in Virginia you may have to take boating safety classes.
And a new pill may help the many who suffer from gum disease.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS]


We begin this morning with girl's basketball up in Christiansburg, where the number one team on the area he Salem Spartans looked to stay unbeaten.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Spartans vs. Demons; :00]


Tracie Driscoll had her girls focused for this one even though Christiansburg has struggled this season.
The Spartans Kara Harrison makes the feed to Jessica Hefner, who drops in the transition hoop. At that point it was 41-to-14 Salem.
Christiansburg's Adrienne Sowers would get one of the few Blue Demons hoops on the night with this sweet turnaround leaner.
But Salem used all of its weapons last night as Erin Collins takes the entry pass in low, and gets the hoop and the harm on the baseline.
Kim Croy would next get into the act with the shot
[super=33-Salem/75/Christiansburg/24;]


off the right side. The Spartans stay undefeated with a 75-to-24 win over Christiansburg.
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[talent=mike]
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Also, last night Rural Retreat beat Holston and Gretna topped Chatham, and Auburn nipped Shawsville 55-to-53. [Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Patterson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-63 51:03]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Roanoke man is dead tonight after being shot at a home in Southwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say the shooting happened around eight this evening at a home along the corner of 20th Street and Patterson Avenue.
Authorities identfied the victim as 60 year old Jimmy Lee Penn of Roanoke.
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[SOT 22.06.32 - 22.06.39]
[IN Q=He's just the]

((CHRISTOPHER BROWN/VICTIM'S NEPHEW: HE WAS JUST THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO ANYBODY. HE WAS JUST A VERY LOVING MAN--VERY LOVING MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Brown/Victim's Nephew;]
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[OUT Q=very loving man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Family members say Penn owned the home where the shooting occured and was renting it out.
Police do not yet have a suspect or motive in the shooting.
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[Hugh-finn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-60 1:02:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The family of Hugh Finn today removed the man's feeding tube- which will ultimately mean death for the former Television Newsman.
The state goes to court first thing tomorrow morning to try to save Finn's life even over the families wishes.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michele Finn/Hugh Finn's Wife; :00]
[super=@file; :25]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :40]
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[OUT Q=possibly speak.]

(( 14:57:19 MICHELE FINN/HUGH FINN'S WIFE: NOT ONLY GOVERNOR GILMORE BUT DELEGATE MARSHALL AS WELL HAVE PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BECAUSE THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR IN THE STATE AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY THINK THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO JUST GO ROUGHSHOD OVER A STATUTE THAT IS SO CLEAR WITHIN THE STATE AND PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL.

Finn has spent three and half years in a persistent vegetative states.
State law allows withholding of food and water from people in such a state.
Even so, late Wednesday night Governor Jim Gilmore asked a Prince William County judge to keep Finn's family from removing Finn's feeding tube.
The judge refused.
02:00:54 GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT MY DUTY AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IS TO LOOK AFTER PEOPLE IN MR. FINN'S SITUATION AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE WAY. BUT I DON'T MEAN TO CAUSE ANY GRIEF TO THIS FAMILY BEYOND THAT WITH WHICH THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD TO ENDURE.


State doctors have even certified that Finn is in a "persistent vegetative state" -- the evaluation legally needed to end life support.
But the Governor says he's troubled by reports that Finn has been able to squeeze a hand, and possibly speak.)) [Tisha-Howard]
[anchor=JEan]
[newscast=11]
[writer=chr]
[tape=98-59; 1:12:02 from 97-1 slugged Howard and 96-70 slugged Galax]
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For the first time in Carroll County history, D-N-A evidence has led to a conviction.
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[vo-nat]
[super=@file]


This evening a jury found Tisha Howard guilty of 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of an elderly Galax man.
79-year-old Willie Goins was stabbed 21 times in September of 1996.
Investigators say Howard confessed to the crime, but D-N-A evidence bolstered the case.
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[Brown-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#98-58 52:11]
[GRAPHIC=Cornell Brown]


Former Virginia Tech football star Cornell Brown is free on two thousand dollars bond and on his way back to Baltimore.
This after the 23- year old was arrested TWICE today by Blacksburg police.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cornell]
[SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/Oct. 26, 1997; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :07]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :16]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :40]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
Cornell Brown is currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens-- where he's in his second year as a linebacker.
Around two this morning-- he was pulled over in Blacksburg for a traffic violation.
After suspecting he'd been drinking, police subjected Brown to a series of tests.
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[1:08:52]
[SOT]
[IN Q=His blood]

((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT AFTER A BREATHALIZER WAS GIVEN WAS FOUND TO BE A POINT ONE ZERO. ))
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[OUT Q=point one zero.]


Brown's license was immediately revoked for a mandatory seven days and he was released on his own recognizance.
Around eleven this morning, Brown was arrested again.
This time he was charged with "driving on a suspended license" after a Blacksburg officer noticed him behind the wheel.
The Baltimore Ravens had NO comment. [TAKE SU]
In court this afternoon, Brown asked the judge if he could get his license back so he could get a plane ticket back to Baltimore.
The judge told Brown to go to the D-M-V and get an I-D card. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))

[Porn-warrant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A member of the cadet corps at Virginia Tech is one of nearly 200 suspects in 18 different countries--part of an alleged INTERNATIONAL child pornography ring.
A search warrant executed a month ago- -but UNsealed only today- -identifies Cadet Mark Cowley as a member of the "Orchid Club."
U-S Customs officials say it's a group that chats on the internet about molesting children and trades pornographic images of children.
One of those busted by the British National Crime Squad had a collection of 42-thousand child pornographic pictures.
Cadet Cowley remains enrolled at Tech. No charges have been filed against him.

[Counterfeit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-62 36:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The new, 20 dollar bills have made it to Roanoke.
But, not everyone is too impressed.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Treasury Department]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :01]
[SUPER=01-Sam Alexander/Secret Service; :11]
[SUPER=07-Kay Robertson; :30]
[SUPER=07-George Hoffman; :53]
[SUPER=07-Ed Edwards; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]

((The Treasury Department is rolling out new 20 dollar bills--its latest weapon against counterfeiting and people who use technology to make money.
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[SOT 15.15.44 - 15.15.57]
[IN Q=With the new]

((SAM ALEXANDER/SECRET SERVICE: WITH THE NEW SECURITY FEATURES IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO ACTUALLY PRODUCE COUNTERFEIT VIA COMPUTER--WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL DESKTOP PUBLISHING--IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=much more difficult.]


The major difference is what you see when the bill is exposed to light.
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[SOT 18.04.28 - 18.04.39]
[IN Q=I see the logo]

((KAY ROBERTSON:I SEE THE LOGO INSIDE HERE. I SEE IT. I CAN SEE IT HERE. And, the other picture on the right? Pretty Cool? YEAH, IT'S COOL.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=Yeah, it's cool.]


And, there's more..
A security thread running down the left side and the number 20 that changes from green to black depending on how you look at it.
But, it's not catching on quickly.
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[SOT 18.01.47 - 18.01.58]
[IN Q=I think it looks]

((GEORGE HOFFMAN:I THINK IT LOOKS LIKE MONOPOLY MONEY ESPECIALLY THE REVERSE SIDE OF IT. IT'S SO WHITE. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE GREEN MONEY--LIKE WE THINK OF MONEY AS BEING GREEN-- JUST DON'T LIKE IT VERY WELL.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=like it very well.]
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[SOT 17.58.33 - 17.58.38]
[IN Q=It looks a little weird]

((ED EDWARDS:IT LOOKS A LITTLE WEIRD, BUT LIKE I SAID WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GET USED TO IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT UNCLE SAME IS GIVING US TO SPEND.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=giving us to spend.]


Secret Service officials say is you still run across a fake bill be sure to hang on to it, delay the person if you can while calling the police, get the person's description then pass the information on to authorities.
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[SOT 18.15.28 - 18.15.41]
[IN Q=Though for some people]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE, THE NEW LOOK MAY TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO, THE SECRET SERVICE SAYS IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT SINCE 20 DOLLAR BILLS ARE COUNTERFEITED THE MOST. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]))



[National]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=National]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[Animation] [Music Up FULL]
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[Fade to:]
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(([Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]
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[VO-NAT]


House Democrats are drafting a proposal to limit an impeachment inquiry soley to the President's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
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[SOT 16:36:08]

((WHEN REPRESENTATIVES VOTE FOR OPEN ENDED INQUIRY NEXT WEEK THAT THEY ARE COMMITTING ALL OF THE COUNTRY TO A PROCESS THAT COULD LAST MONTHS FOR YEARS, WHO KNOWS.))
[SOT 16:58:47]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- VIRGINIA: IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE TO PURSUE THAT NOR DOES IT MAKE ANY SENSE TO SET ARTIFICIAL TIME LIMITS ON A PROCESS THAT COULD CALL FOR POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP RATHER FOCUS ON GETTING TO THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER. WE MUST FOLLOW THTE TRUTH WHEREEVER IT LEADS))
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[RUNS=30]
[OUT Q=wherever it leads.]
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]


NATO air strikes could be launched in Kosovo- That after more reports of massacre on ethnic Albanians.
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[SOT 14:54:54]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: WE WILL HOPE THAT THE LIKELIHOOD OF A PEACEFUL OUTCOME EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO BE SOMEWHAT SKEPTICAL AT THIS POINT.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The State Department is also warning Americans to stay away from Yugoslavia.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[McCurry]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]


Mike McCurry held his last press briefing today-
McCurry endured months of tough questions from reporters, while keeping their respect and his sense of humor.
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[SOT 16:53:52]
[IN Q=]

((THIS JUST IN....))
[SOT 16:53:21]

((I'M BRIEFING TODAY AS AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE.))
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[OUT Q=AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCurry says he's off to the Golf Course- and to make some real money.
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[Gum-Disease]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]


The first pill is approved to fight gum disease- the leading cause of tooth loss.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Periostat.
It won't end the scraping away of hardened plaque that patients now endure.
but the pill can significantly improve patients gums and made dental visits less painful.
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[Fade to:] [Animation] [Music Full]
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up... a task force wants Virginia boaters to head to class before obtaining a license.
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[VO-NAT]


And a Virginia lawmaker consults his voters to define "high crimes and misdemeanors."
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey Jean...]
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]
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((Hey Jean, this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office getting ready to unveil tomorrow night's Friday Football Extra schedule. Girl's hoops are also on the menu tonight along with some big league baseball playoff action and a little college football.
It's all for you tonight on the Big 7.))

[Boating-Education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:18:54]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]


Virginia boaters may soon be required to take a safety course and get a license.
Lawmakers are asking for opinions.
Tina Tenret talked to boaters at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Halstead's been]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :]
[SUPER=01-Bob Halstead/Task Force Member; :08]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :17]
[SUPER=04-Last June; :30]
[SUPER=01-Roy Enslow/Bridgewater Marina; :50]
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(( Bob Halstead's been on the water for 50 years.
He knows the rules.
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[SOT 10:11]
[IN Q=You stay]

((BOB HALSTEAD/TASK FORCE MEMBER: YOU STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE LAKE. YOU DON'T CROSS TOO CLOSE TO THE BOAT.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=TO THE BOAT]


Halstead is steering the movement for mandatory boater education.
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[SOT 33:28]
[IN Q=Bob Halstead says]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BOB HALSTEAD SAYS MANDATORY BOATING COURSES WILL GUARANTEE THAT IF YOU COME TO THE LAKE, YOU WILL RUN YOUR BOAT SAFELY, UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE ROAD, AND HAVE THE PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT ON BOARD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=ON BOARD]


At least two people have died this summer in boating accidents on Smith Mountain Lake.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries supports mandatory training but says it will cost the state more than 25 million dollars.
Opponents say it's a waste of money.
They say required courses will scare tourists and sink boat sales.
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[SOT 1:38:14]
[IN Q=I also]

((ROY ENSLOW/BRIDGEWATER MARINA: I ALSO QUESTION THE OBJECTIVE OF SOME OF THE SUPPORTERS OF MANDATORY EDUCATION. IN MY OPINION THIER OBJECTIVE IS TO ELIMINATE TOURISM AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE OR LIMIT GROWTH.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=or limit tourism]


Some marinas at Smith Mountain Lake already show boat renters an instructional video -- that's optional, but some say it's enough.
The General Assembly will decide next spring.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))









[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-53 1:32:50]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Two of our local congressmen are on the all-powerful House Judiciary Committee.
But the third Virginia representative -- out of only 36 committee members -- sought today to define "high crimes and misdemeanors."
It was live on C-SPAN.
Ellen Qualls reports from the State Capitol.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=07-Ruby Turner; :13]
[SUPER=07-Naomi Saunders; :26]
[SUPER=07-Shirley Harvey; :35]
[SUPER=07-John Wheeler; :45]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) Richmond; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


(( It was a town hall style meeting-- with an august panel of impeachment scholars... albeit convened by a Democrat- Richmond's Bobby Scott.
But eventually, the panel of experts yielded to the public.
[SOT TAPE 12:23:05]

((RUBY TURNER: MY QUESTION TO THE PANEL IS, IT'S TWOFOLD-- HOW MANY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE COMMITTING ADULTERY? laughter)) [RUNS:13]

[SOT TAPE ONE 12:26:02]

((NAOMI SAUNDERS: THE REAL ISSUES HERE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENTIAL MORALITY. RATHER THEY HAVE TO DO WITH REPUBLICAN IMMORALITY, TYRANNY, AND DOWNRIGHT EVIL.)) [RUNS:09]

[SOT TAPE two tape 12:37:37 ]

((SHIRLEY HARVEY: EXPOSING HIMSELF TO PAULA JONES. YOU DON'T CALL THAT A HIGH CRIME? MISUSE OF HIS OFFICE. LYING TO THE GRAND JURY. LYING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.)) [RUNS:08]

[SOT TAPE two 12:46:31]

((JOHN WHEELER: THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BEHAVIOR. AND HE'S A DISGRACE. AND ARE YOU GOING TO IMPEACH THIS MAN? ARE YOU GOING TO GET RID OF HIM? I WANT TO KNOW THAT. clap)) [RUNS:12]

[SOT TAPE 3 STANDUP 13:24:11]

((DESPITE A BROAD RANGE OF OPINIONS, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA QUICKLY DUBBED THIS A CLINTON PEP RALLY.)) [RUNS:06]

[SOT TAPE 3 13:15:45]

((SCOTT: WELL YOU'VE HEARD THE DISCUSSION... A PEP RALLY.))
[RUNS=:06]



[SOT TAPE 3 13:18:47]

((CONG. BOBBY SCOTT: BUT WHETHER OR NOT IT AMOUNTS TO AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IS A SUBJECTIVE JUDGMENT AS TO WHETHER OR THE BEHAVIOR THREATENED THE CONTINUTION OF THE NATION.)) [RUNS:09]
Next week, Scott's Judiciary Committee votes on whether to recommend impeachment proceedings begin.
He says it's absurd to do that until Congress has defined impeachment.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


STill to come on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


conservationists win one round in the fight to save a rare log cabin in Roanoke.
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[Lotto]
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(seven, eight, three)


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(four, six, four, seven)


Cash 5:
6-10-26-29-32

(six, ten, twenty-six, twenty-nine, thirty-two)



(Copyright 1998 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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[Log-Cabin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-57 1:08:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rare log cabin has a new lease on life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The building had been condemned and was set to be demolished by today... until a band of conservationists and historical preservationists stepped in to help shore up the building.
That was enough for the prosecutor to drop the case, so the judge dismissed it.
The cabin is a long way from being saved, though. It still needs a roof... at least some type of temporary (tar-phew-lin) tarpaulin to keep the elements from destroying it.
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[Flight-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-61 58:15]
[GRAPHIC=US Air]


Roanoke travelers looking to fly to Norfolk, Richmond and Raleigh, North Carolina will soon have fewer options.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


CC-AIR has been providing daily round-trip service as "US Airways Express" to those three cities since May.
But the flights haven't been popular.
Business travelers in particular say they'd rather just drive three to five hours than take a plane.
The flights will end Monday.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=334-Clear And/Chilly/38-40/Sunny/Light Winds/63-66;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


In our Extra Point former Lynchburg Met, and current New York Yankee Darryl Strawberry will undergo surgery this weekend to have a cancerous tumor removed from his colon.
Doctors say his prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.
His best friend Eric Davis of the Orioles had a similar surgery last year.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS]


We begin this morning with girl's basketball up in Christiansburg, where the number one team on the area he Salem Spartans looked to stay unbeaten.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Spartans vs. Demons; :00]


Tracie Driscoll had her girls focused for this one even though Christiansburg has struggled this season.
The Spartans Kara Harrison makes the feed to Jessica Hefner, who drops in the transition hoop. At that point it was 41-to-14 Salem.
Christiansburg's Adrienne Sowers would get one of the few Blue Demons hoops on the night with this sweet turnaround leaner.
But Salem used all of its weapons last night as Erin Collins takes the entry pass in low, and gets the hoop and the harm on the baseline.
Kim Croy would next get into the act with the shot
[super=33-Salem/75/Christiansburg/24;]


off the right side. The Spartans stay undefeated with a 75-to-24 win over Christiansburg.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold girls]


Also, last night Rural Retreat beat Holston and Gretna topped Chatham, and Auburn nipped Shawsville 55-to-53.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The high school football season hits the halfway for most teams tonight.
Friday Football Extra is headding out to 16 games on wekk number 6.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=AUDIO FULL]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=..LOGO COMES FULL]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA FOOTBALL]


Next Thursday night Virginia Tech will be in the spotlight playing Boston College, but last night it was fellow Big East member Syraucuse doing the honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/ESPN; :00]


The "Cuse" was in Raleigh last night battling the dangerous N.C.State Wolfpack.
The Pack fell behind 7-to-nothing and then came alive.
NC State wins it 38-to-17.
Remember the Pack already has beaten Florida State this season, as well.
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Your Hometown Station has another big college game on tap for you this weekend.
Saturday afternoon at 3:30, the Tennessee Volunteers take on Auburn.
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Then on Sunday, it's the Jets and the Dolphins at one right here WDBJ-7.
The NFL Today gets the Sunday football started at Noon.
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Game two of the Braves-Cubs series last night in Atlanta has been a tight one.
And just moments above the Braves won it in the 10th.
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With the score tied at 1-all in the bottom of the 10th inning, Chipper Jones lines a shot just inside the line in left field off releiver Terry Mulholland.
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Walt Weiss scores and the Braves come back to win it 2-to-1 and take a two games to none lead in the series.
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Billy Wagner thought he had let an Astros win get away yesterday when he gave up a two-run homer to the Padres Jim Leyritz in the 9th inning that tied up game 2 of this series at 4.
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But in the bottom of the 9th, the Astros got runners on the corners and Bill Spiers slapped this game winning single to right field scoring Ricky Guitterez.
Wagner didn't get the save but he did get the win as the Astros even the series with a 5-to-4 win.
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Earlier today, the Florida Marlins Jim Leyland quit as manager of the defending world series champs.
Look for the Dodgers to make a move for him and the Marlins general manager.
The Marlins were horrible this season.
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Still to come tonight, football jumps back in the spotlight as we check on the unbeaten Virginia Cavaliers
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and the undefeated Ferrum Panthers, who haven't been able to say that in quite a while.
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UVa should get a breather this weekend as it welcomes San Jose State to Charlottesville to help celebrate homecoming.

Steve Mason has more from Scott Stadium.
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((After four weeks, Virginia is the only undefeated team left in the ACC. North carolina and Florida State upsets have even the most experienced conference coach scratching his head. ((:)) The UVa pass defense is allowing under a 160 yards per game, good enough for third best in the ACC. And a season high three interception day against Duke could not have come at a better time, considering pass happy San Jose State comes to Charlottesville Saturday. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
After hosting old time rivals Maryland and Clemson, the Cavaliers will play their first game against a team from the wac and from California. Steve mason news 7 sports.))

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For the first time since Big Daddy, Hank Norton, headed off to fish full-time, Ferrum is unbeaten after the first three games of the season.
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Ferrum is 3 and 0 after last weekends 24 to 10 win over Bridgewater.
Head coach Dave Davis is encouraged about the startt but he and his players are not ready to talk about winning a national championship.
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The Panthers will find out just how good their season will be this weekend when they hit the road for a game at Methodist, which enters the game 3 and 1.
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Today marks the 40th anniversary of NASA. And according to NASA chief Daniel Goldin, the best is yet to come.
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NASA grew out of a political crisis that broke out four decades ago when the Soviets launched the world's first artificial satellite called Sputnik 1. That pioneering spirit has been going strong since then. And, according to NASA's chief, the future for America's 40 year-old Space Agency looks even brighter.
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