[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=HEadlines]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Just ahead--the man accused of a rest-stop murder was in court today.. [Wx-Heads]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The threat of a hard freeze west of the Blue Ridge and a scattered frost elsewhere. Very cold readings on tap for the overnight period.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


On health check -- a dangerous toy is coming off the market after posing a fire risk.
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[VO-NAT]

And the post office has a new stamp with a life saving message.
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[2-SHOT]

[ANCHOR=Jean]


Stay with us -- News 7 at Five is next.
[Wx-Heads]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The threat of a hard freeze west of the Blue Ridge and a scattered frost elsewhere. Very cold readings on tap for the overnight period.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

On health check -- a dangerous toy is coming off the market after posing a fire risk.
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[VO-NAT]

And the post office has a new stamp with a life saving message.
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[2-SHOT]

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#video open]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[VO-NAT]


A Montgomery County judge agrees to delay a high profile capital murder case after the defendant says he's lost trust in his court appointed attorneys.
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[5-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=598-23; 1:47:19]
[GRAPHIC=Bud Pritchett]


Judge Ray Grubbs made his decision after verbally defending the attorneys who've been representing Livingston "Bud" Pritchett for over a year now.
Pritchett is accused of robbing and murdering a man outside the Ironto rest area last April.
[Double Boxes=teresa/jean]


Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with the latest.
[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Jean...
This morning, Bud Pritchett never fully explained why he wasn't satisfied with his current attorneys.
It's his family and local civil rights leaders who're voicing those thoughts.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The trust]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Pritchett's Attorney; :]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :14]
[SUPER=04-April 1997; :]
[SUPER=01-Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Judge; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=has been expressed.]
(/////SOT/////)

[10:19:40]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The trust]

((JIMMY TURK/PRITCHETT'S ATTORNEY:THE TRUST RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN ATTORNEY AND HIS CLIENT, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN ANY CASE, HAS BEEN HAMPERED AND HAS BEEN AFFECTED. ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=been affected.]


For that reason-- court appointed attorney Jimmy Turk didn't fight Pritchett's decision to hire a private attorney.


Pritchett's family and some local civil right's leaders believe he's innocent and that his current attorneys were more interested in having Pritchett sign a plea agreement than mounting a defense before an all white jury.
Whatever the case-- Judge Ray Grubbs was NOT happy that Pritchett waited until now to step forward and could NOT state with certainty why he wanted to change counsel.
(/////SOT/////)

[11:42:54]
[SOT]
[IN Q=You have]

((RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT JUDGE:YOU HAVE HAD FOUR OCCASIONS, LAST OF WHICH I SAID WAS YESTERDAY, TO PERSONALLY EXPRESS TO THIS COURT ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE HAD, NONE HAS BEEN EXPRESSED. ))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=has been expressed.]
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[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


In the end-- the Judge gave Pritchett until November 13th to hire his own attorney.
[DOUBLE BOXES=TERESA/JEAN]


If he doesn't it appears his current court appointed attorneys will proceed forward.


[5-Mideast-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


A deal could be near at the Mideast Peace Summit in Maryland.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Queenstown, MD]


President Clinton is on hand along with Jordan's King Hussein.
Leaders HAVE agreed on the key elements- security and land- Now it's a matter of working out the details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:56:40]
[IN Q=That is as security]

((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: THAT IS AS SECURITY COOPERATION AND THIS SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO FIGHTING TERRORISM IS IMPLEMENTED IN PARRALL LAND WOULD BE TRANSFERRED PURSUANT TO THE OSLO ACCORD.))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Dept. Spokesman;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to the Oslo Accord.]
(------------)
[talent=Jean]
[SS=none]


The two sides are also discussing further Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and the release of Palestinian prisoners.

[5-TX-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Searchers have pulled more bodies from flood waters in Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wharton, TX]


Divers found a submerged Lincoln Town car near San Antonio this morning- with four family members inside.
That brings the number of dead from flooding to at least 26.
The family members were last seen Saturday night leaving a Wedding reception-
Meanwhile rising rivers have forced more people to flee their homes.
President Clinton has declared several counties disaster areas.
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[(toss to R)]
(toss to Robin)
[tease#1]


[HARD MUSIC UNDER]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#tease 1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Up next--an Olympic gymnast goes to court to divorce her parents and get control of her money..
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[VO-NAT]


And, we'll take a look at the on-going debate about hog-farming in Halifax County.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]


In medical news, we'll take a look at a new stamp meant to raise awareness about organ donation.
And, details on one of the largest toy recalls ever.. coming up in Health Check.
[ANCHOR=Jean]


and Patrick Evans takes a look at cultural education at a multicultural fair.
That's coming up when the news continues. [cc sponsor]

[Comm Break#1]



[5-Moceanu]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was yesterday that Olympic Gymnast Dominique Moceanu filed court papers to legally become an adult- and therefore control her money.
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[vo-nat]
[super=04-File Tape;]


Today the 17 year old's father spoke out.
He responded to Dominiques claims that he squandered money that was supposed to go to her trust fund.
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[SOT 10:16:58]

((DIMITRI MOCEANU/DOMINIQUES FATHER: NOTHING IS TRUE. I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S GETTING THIS INFORMATION THESE INFORMATION ARE NOT TRUE.)) [BUTT TO 10:17:36] ((HER MONEY HAS BEEN GOING TO THE TRUST TO THE GYM AND TO HER PROPERITIES SHE SHARES.))
[sot 10:15:30]

((ROY MOORE/DOMINIQUE'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK HE IS TELLING IT EXACLY LIKE IT IS. I DO NOT REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT MR. MOCEANU. I KNOW HIS DAUGHTER CARES FOR HIM. SHE ID DEATHLY AFRAID OF HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Dimitri Moceanu/Dominique's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Roy Moore/Dominique's Attorney; 10]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=AFRAID OF HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


After the Olympics, Dominique's father used money to build a gym the size of an airport hanger-
Dominique's attorney says the gymnast made half a million dollars in 1997. Now he says her trust fund is gone.
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[5-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=598-25; 1:40:37]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


The great hog debate in Halifax County is drawing attention to the farming practices behind the controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


All five existing hog farms in the county contract with Carroll Foods of Waverly, Virginia.
That means the farmers supply the facilities and the management-- Carroll Foods supplies the rest.
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[SOT 1:17:51-:04]
[IN Q=The company supplies]

((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: THE COMPANY SUPPLIES THE ANIMALS AND IT SUPPLIES THE FEED AND IF THEY NEED ANY KNID OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LIKE VET CARE MEDICATIONS OR THAT WE SUPPLY THAT ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Adolph Miller/Carroll Foods;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=we supply that also.]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents of hog farms say they're concerned about water contamination, odor, and declining property values.
Pig producers say more county-imposed regulations could put them out of business.
We'll take a close look at Carroll Foods and contract farming later tonight.
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[TEASE#2]



[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When News 7 at Five returns, Patrick Evans will take us to Hollins University where today's lesson is on the world's various cultures...
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[vo-nat]

(ad lib - Patrick)



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[5-HOLLINS]


[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=598-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hollins University is hosting a highly diversified, multi-faceted group this weekend as part of the "Multicultural Fair".
[Double Boxes=Jean/Patrick Microwave]


Patrick Evans joins us from the campus, where organizers have been providing a lot of international flair for this festival.
[Live=Patrick Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Hilton/Festival Coordinator;]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/International Ambassador;]
[SUPER=01-Clark Thomas/Performer;]
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[Double Boxes=Jean/ Patrick Microwave]

[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=330-Clear With/Patchy Frost/33-36/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/62-64;]
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[SUPER=332-Frost And/Freeze Warnings/27-29/Sunny And/Cool/55-58;]
[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/With Frost/28-34/Sunny/Wind W-10/60-62;]
[SUPER=334-Clear And/Cold/27-29/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/54-56;]
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[health music under]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#tease 3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming up in sports N-F-L officials admit they made a mistake a few days ago in the 49-ers, Colts game.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Coming up next on health check -- Fisher-Price is recalling up to ten million toys.
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[VO-NAT]

And a public awareness campaign on organ and tissue donation gets the stamp of approval from the post office.
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[SOT 09 21 37]
[IN Q=And now the]

((TOM REED/VOPA: AND NOW THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS DONE THIS WITH THE STAMP SO IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS WAY TO REACH ANN ENORMOUS NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH THE FACT THAT ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION IS A PRESSING NEED AND WE'RE GOING TO GET BEHIND IT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=behind it.]

[health bump]
[Comm Break#3]


[six-preview]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#six preview]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]


Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry... The nation will be watching next week, when John Glenn and the Shuttle Discovery lift off from Cape Canaveral...
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[VO-NAT]


But students at the Blue Mountain school in Floyd County will have a special interest in the flight.
Experiments they developed will be along for the ride... and many are heading to Florida for Thursday's launch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:00:23]
[IN Q=It's like the first one]

((IT'S LIKE THE FIRST ONE WE'RE EVER GOING TO. AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME TO FLORIDA FOR ME. SO IT'S EXCITING. EVEN MY MOM'S EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Alanna Colvin/Blue Mountain School Student]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=my mom's excited.]
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[Live=Keith Full/Newsroom]


We'll hear more from the students... and their hopes for these experiments...
[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]


Coming up tonight Jean on News 7 at Six.

[5-Toy-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[THERE IS AN ANCHOR TAG!]
Fisher-Price is recalling millions of its Power Wheels toy cars and trucks.
The battery-powered toys are defective and could catch on fire.
Liz Gonsalez has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=These cute little]
[SUPER=03-New York; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Safety Product Comm.; :14]
[SUPER=01-Sean Fitzgerald/Power Wheels Spokesman; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Liz Gonsalez/CBS News; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=LG, for CBS News.]

((THESE CUTE LITTLE TOY VEHICLES AREN'T AS HARMLESS AS THEY APPEAR. THEIR MANUFACTURER, FISHER PRICE, IS RECALLING MILLIONS OF THE BATTERY OPERATED CARS FOR FREE REPAIRS AND A COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION.

SOT/ANN BROWN, CHAIRMAN-- CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION,

13:12:45-58 THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN THESE BATTERY-POWERED TOY VEHICLES CAN OVERHEAT AND CAUSE FIRES. SECONDLY, WIRING PROBLEMS CAN PREVENT THE VEHICLES FROM STOPPING.
THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SAYS THERE WERE 700 REPORTS OF ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS IN THE CARS THAT LED TO 150 FIRES AND INJURIES TO 9 CHILDREN.

SOT/ANN BROWN, CHAIRMAN CPSC, 13:13:1628 THESE FIRES CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME

WHEN THE CARS AND TRUCKS ARE BEING RIDDEN BY CHILDREN, WHILE THE BATTERY IS BEING CHARGED WHILE THE VECHILE IS PARKED.
IF YOUR POWERWHEELS TOY CAR HAS 2 BATTERIES OR ONE BATTERY WITH A SILVER FUSE ON TOP, IT SHOULD BE TAKEN IN FOR REPAIRS IMMEDIATELY TO ONE OF THE 400 FISHER PRICE SERVICE CENTERS.
FISHER PRICE IS VOLUNTARILY RECALLING THE TOYS, THOUGH ITS SPOKESMAN SAYS MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WERE DUE TO PRODUCT TAMPERING.

SOT/SEAN FITZGERALD, POWERWHEELS SPOKESMAN, 1:37-49 SOME PEOPLE WERE

GETTING FRUSTRATED WITH REPLACEING THE FUSE, THEY WERE PUTTING THEIR OWN UNAUTHORIZED FUSES IN OR PUTTING IN A METALLIC OBJECT THAT COULD LEAD TO ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND OVERHEATING.
THE COMPANY WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT FUSES WITH PERMANENT TAMPER-PROOF FUSES AND ADD PLASTIC CONNECTOR COVERS FOR THE WIRES THAT LINK THE BATTERY WITH THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
THE COMPANY HAS REMOVED ALL OF THE RECALLED MODELS FROM STORE SHELVES AND SAYS THAT ALL OF THE NEW MODELS WILL INCLUDE THESE SAFETY FEATURES. FISHER PRICE SAYS THE RECALL WILL COST THE COMPANY 27 MILLION DOLLARS. ))
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[SS=none]


There are two repair centers for the toys in our area.
The first is the Commonwealth Shaver and Appliance Service Company at Lamplighter Mall on Williamson Road in Roanoke.
Workers there will be able to make repairs in 7 to 10 days.
There's also a repair center at the South Boston True Value.


[5-Organ-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-57; 1:34:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The first organ donor stamp is being commemorated today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Postmaster and a transplant patient unveiled the stamp this morning at the main Roanoke post office.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 09 18 42]
[IN Q=I received a heart]

((ALICE RICHARDSON/PRESIDENT TRANSPLANTS UNITED: I RECEIVED A HEART THAT'S DONE BEAUTIFULLY FOR SIX AND A HALF YEARS AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A COMMITTMENT GOD HAS ALLOWED ME TO LIVE. HE'S GIVEN ME A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO MINISTER TO OTHERS AND THAT'S BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT ALL THE NEED FOR ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Richardson/President Transplants United; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=tissue donation]
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[VO-NAT]

The artist scanned the original drawing into a computer and then digitally colored the piece giving the life-saving subject a contemporary look. The intertwined figures with hands touching each other's hearts represent the courage and generosity of thousands who are touched by organ and tissue donations each year.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 09 20 55]
[IN Q=I think the]

((TOM REED/VOPA: I THINK THE HEART IS PROBABLY THE MOST EMOTIONAL PART OF ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION. WHEN PEOPLE REALLY THINK OF ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION EVEN THOUGH THE KIDNEY, LIVER AND LUNGS, PEOPLE ARE VERY TOUCHED BY THE HEART DONATION, BY USING THE HEART AS A SYMBOL IS DOES SYMBOLIZE LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Reed/VOPA; ]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=symbolize life]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A special cancellation is being applied to the donor stamp today in the Antique Post Office just off the main lobby. Healthcare organizations also set up informational tables and offered blood pressure screenings.
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[5-Benecol]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new product soon to be on grocery store shelves is being touted as good for lowering cholesterol.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The ingredient in a new margarine can actually lower bad cholesterol levels.
The spread is called Benecol.
The active ingredient is stanol ester, a plant extract.
It works by preventing the transportation of cholesterol from the digestive tract to the liver.
A Mayo clinic study proved eating the margarine three times a day lowered cholesterol levels by about 14% percent.
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[toss to sports]

[S5-Series]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker that begins with the worls champion New York Yankees.
[graphic=padres/yanks]


Last night New York completed a clean sweep of the Padres by taking game four 3-to-nothing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Fox-MLB; :00]


The victory gives New York 125 wins for the season and puts them in some very elite company. No team has ever won that many games, although three did have better overall winning percentages.
So, is this the best team ever?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="maybe no one...]
[SUPER=01-Scott Brosius/World Series MVP; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bochy/Padres Manager; :11]
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :32]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...pressure came from."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=series]


New York will honor the Bronx Bombers with a big parade tomorrow.

[S5-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-17]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]


The NFL made a rare if not unprecedented move today as it came forward and admitted that the officiating crew that called the Colts-49ers game this
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francsico, CA/Last Sunday; :00]


past Sunday messed up!
The league says the blew twoholding calls and negated 49ers turnovers and kept alive scoring drives for San Francisco.
The 49ers came from behind to win the game 34-to-31 over the Colts.
Of course nothing can be done now, but it's amazing the league even admitted the mistakes.
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[wipe to pinnacle]

[S5-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[wipe to pinnacle 7503]
And on Sunday we have a couple of interesting NFL games for you as the Patriots take on the Dolphins at Noon, and the Jags battle the unbeaten Broncos at four here on WDBJ.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7501]
And if you are planning ahead to the weekend, don;t forget that on Saturday you can catch a tape delayed, condensed version of last Saturday night's Pepsi 400 right before the Miami-West Virginia Big East brawl from Morgantown.
We'll check in with UVa, Tech and JMU tonight at six. See you then everybody.
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[take a break]

[5-Kicker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[edit - 07:34:10]
A 12-year old girl is getting a much bigger allowance these days than most kids her age-- after she gave record executives an earful.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Soprano singer Charlotte Church was first discovered during a television talent show.
Eventually Sony representatives took notice of the little girl's talent..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 07.35.20 - 07.35.25]
[IN Q=(singing)]

((nat sound))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=(singing)]
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[VO-NAT]


The record reps were so impressed they offered her a six-figure contract.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 07.35.40 - 07.35.50]
[IN Q=What's the best]

((CHARLOTTE CHURCH/SOPRANO: WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS? --GETTING BACKSTAGE TICKETS TO CONCERTS. THAT'S WAHT I THINK.))
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Church/Soprano;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=what I think.]
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[VO-NAT]


Church got a 100-thousand dollar bonus just for signing the contract.
She'll cut a total of five CDs for Sony. (------------) Her latest one is called "Voice of an Angel" and will be released next month.