[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The owner of a private sewage treatment plant is arrested. We'll tell you why and hear from Henry County resident
s who're affected.
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[VO-NAT]


Also coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: newly- minted Americans can come in pint sizes. We'll hear from a three year old on citizenship.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, Tech and UVa are just a day away from their 81st meeting, Jeff Gordon's new crew chief was introduced at Martinsville today
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[VO-NAT]


the place we will find Roy Stanley and front Row Joe Nemechek, winner of today's pole
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Weekend looking nice. I'll have the details coming up.

[Henry-Sewage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-32 TC1:16:14]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Sewage]


The owner of a Henry County sewage treatment plant has been arrested for polluting the environment and jeopardizing residents' health.
The arrest comes one day after Richard Anthony's plant was seized by Henry County in an emergency declaration.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Danville Bureau]


Marya Jones is in the Danville newsroom with that story and some response from residents.
[Live=Marya Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith, this arrest is exactly the kind of action that many Sanville Utilities' customers say they begged for for years. And though they're glad something is finally being done... and quickly ... they say it's still not enough.
(Rollcue: they say it's still not enough.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As Henry Co. begins clean up]
[SUPER=01-Lori Kendrick/Henry Co. Resident; 07]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Hall/Henry Co. Resident; 22]
[SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Henry Co. Dir. Public Safety; 50]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=someone there that wasn't doing their job.]

(( As Henry County begins clean up of the Fairway Acres Sewage plant, customers' anger at its former owner is boiling over.
[SOT 1:49:08 - :12]

((LORI KENDRICK: I'VE BEEN PAYING FOR A SERVICE AND GETTING NOTHING IN RETURN.)) [RUNS:04]
Lori Kendrick and many other residents of the Stones Dairy area say they've had to endure years of raw sewage and foul odors coming into their homes.
And they hold Richard Myron Anthony chiefly responsible.
[SOT 1:46:03 - :08]

((KATHY HALL: A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORS COMPLAINED AND ANTHONY JUST AVOIDED IT, HE WOULDN'T TALK ABOUT IT, MR. ANTHONY.))
[RUNS:05]
State police arrested Anthony on felony charges. They say he operated the sewage plant in a way that risked residents' health and the environment.
Anthony was released this morning on five-thousand dollars bond. [QUICKNATSOUND: PLANT] ((QUICK NATSOUND: PLANT)) [RUNS:01]
Meanwhile, Henry County is racing to clean up the plant and get it back on line.
Officials say it was in terrible shape ... but at least it's treating sewage again.
[SOT 1:38:28 - :34]

((STEVE EANES: THERE IS TREATMENT GOING ON. THE DISCHARGE IS CLEANER THAN IT WAS YESTERDAY AND YESTERDAY WAS BETTER THAN THE DAY BEFORE.)) [RUNS:06]
That means the worst is over for residents.
But many of them say they still have a bone to pick with the Department of Environmental Quality.
Lori Kendrick says the DEQ dragged it's feet... launching its investigation only after it found hazardous levels of contaminants in Blackberry Creek.
[SOT 1:50:19 - :21]

((LORI KENDRICK: I THINK THEY NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED BECAUSE THERE WAS SOMEONE THERE THAT WASN'T DOING THEIR JOB.))
[RUNS:03]))
[Live=Marya Full/Danville Newsroom]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]



[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Danville Bureau]



[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC19:30]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


A Maryland man died on Interstate 81, near Christiansburg today when he was thrown through the windshield of his R-V.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


71- year old Robert Francis (sh-wat-kuh) Schwatka died at the scene.
State police say a front tire blew out causing Schwatka to lose control and hit the median.
His wife was in the passenger seat but was not seriously injured.
State police say the couple was on their way to Florida and actually had another blow out earlier today.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


State police say both lanes are open but traffic is still backed up.
Troopers suggest southbound travelers use Exit 132 at Ironto and use Route Eleven as a detour.

[Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC16:27]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A single car accident killed three people early this morning in Roanoke.
The man police believe was driving is in critical condition tonight, and authorities say he will face a charge of manslaughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The car hit a tree on Hershberger Road around 2:30 this morning.
All three victims were passengers in the car. They're identified as 22- year- old Donnie Yates, 27- year- old Les Deaner, and 27- year- old Christy Smith.
Police believe 22- year- old Timothy Wayne Sayers was driving the car. Authorities plan to serve a warrant for manslaughter once he's released from the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell says there are strong indications that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
He says Sayers may face additional charges.

[Franklin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-31 TC1:39:29]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Relief]


Franklin stinks.
Governor Jim Gilmore toured the flood-ravaged southside city today-- noting the unpleasant odor and chest-high scum marks left behind after two weeks under water.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Franklin; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :17 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :47 ]
[SUPER=03-Franklin/September 21; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]
(([nat sot workers dumping stuff]

[runs:02]
More than 200 businesses and 300 homes in and around Franklin's once vibrant downtown are now just house heaps of damaged goods.
[nat sot more dumping]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE'S NOTHING GLAMOROUS... SMELLS BAD, LOOKS BAD... GONNA TAKE TIME.)) [RUNS13 ]
The Governor took a good deal of time to see what he called Hurricane Floyd's "ground zero."
It was his second trip to Franklin-- the first where he could see the aftermath.
[NAT SOT TAPE ONE 10:44:46 ]

((... UP MY STAIRWELL... OH MY.. )) [RUNS:04]
Gilmore used the visit to announce 1-point-4 million dollars in new federal grant money-- and to promise state agency personnel would remain on site as long as it takes to help the locals.
[sot TAPE ONE 10:21:33 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: HAVEN'T WE SEEN IN FRANKLIN A TERRIFIC HUMAN SPIRIT? PEOPLE THAT ARE WILLING TO GO OUT THERE AN REBUILD... I'M PROUD OF IT! IT'S THE AMERICAN SPIRIT.)) [RUNS:16]
But the owner of a drycleaning shop that was filled with water just a week ago let the Governor know that American spirit has been sorely tested this week.
[sot TAPE ONE 10:35:53 ]

((WE NEED BASICALLY FREE MONEY TO GET ROLLING AGAIN. CAN YOU DO ANYTHING TO HELP US ALONG THAT WAY?)) [RUNS:07]

[sot TAPE ONE 10:36:51 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THAT'S WHY WE'RE TRYING TO CUT THROUGH THE BUREAUCRACY.)) [RUNS:03]
Some Franklin business leaders say they might have abandoned downtown if it hadn't been so successful in recent years.
Governor Gilmore pledges he'll do his best to make them stay.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Gilmore-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 TC1:38:10]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore says his SABRE proposal would create the toughest new anti-drug laws in the nation.
But the Clinton Administration is taking issue with much of Gilmore's idea.
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[VO-NAT]


In a letter to Gilmore, Clinton drug czar General Barry McCaffrey writes "some of the measures might be ill-conceived and hastily developed."
McCaffrey says Gilmore's suggestion that mandatory minimum sentences be increased "ignores the advice of our best legal experts."
The Governor fires back: "Why would the Clinton/Gore Administration be so opposed to my SABRE plan?"
"The answer is their own lack of commitment and failure in the war on drugs."
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Gilmore's plan needs legislative approval in this winter's General Assembly session.

[City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-44 TC04:25]
[GRAPHIC=City Manager Search]


Officially, there are two finalists for the job, and no vote has been taken, but Roanoke's mayor and vice-mayor say they believe other members of council have decided who will be the next city manager..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


David Bowers and Linda Wyatt have sent a letter to their colleagues.
They say they believe a majority of council has made a decision. And it's a decision they don't support.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just perplexed by it all]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M JUST PERPLEXED BY IT ALL, THE WHOLE THING. DO YOU CARE TO ELABORATE? I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN SAY.))
[SUPER=@Bowers]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=what else I can say.]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bowers and Wyatt supported Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie who is no longer among the top candidates.
In the letter, they say council should deal with the issue publicly as soon as possible.
[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Virginia could see money from the National Tobacco Settlement by the end of the year.
The details are Next on News-7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- we'll meet some of America's newest little citizens.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]


[Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Virginia's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the first 50 million dollars in tobacco settlement money to come to Virginia later this year.
The court threw out the last lawsuit against the Commonwealth taking part in the Master Settlement Agreement.
Virginia was the last state that needed to tie up such loose ends.
Unless a Clinton Administration's new lawsuit affects it, the settlement could mean 1-point-6 BILLION dollars to Virginia over 25 years.

[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-27 TC1:29:34]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


Times have been tough all over the apparel industry.
But at Tultex ... Scott Goldberg reports ... there's a new boss who's confident he can save Martinsville's second-biggest employer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/September 7;00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Rollins/Tultex CEO;27]
[SUPER=@Scott1;52]
[SUPER=01-Larry Farrar/Scott & Stringfellow;1:26]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=News-7 Martinsville]

(([tultex tape]
A month into the job ... new Tultex CEO Randy Rollins was sitting atop an apparel company struggling to dig its way out of a deep financial hole.
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[SOT 24:26]
[IN Q=i want you]

((RANDY ROLLINS: I WANT YOU TO DO YOUR JOBS .... I WANT US TO SUCCEED ... AND BY GOD, WE WILL.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=WE WILL]


The message was upbeat, even if some workers moods weren't.
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[SOT 4:19]
[IN Q=right now]

((TULTEX WORKER: RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY'S SCARED ABOUT THEIR JOBS. THEY WANT TO KNOW IF WE'LL HAVE A JOB.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=HAVE A JOB]
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[SOT 1:59:13]

[interviews tape]
[IN Q=i'm confident]

((ROLLINS: I'M CONFIDENT WE'LL BE MAKING MONEY. I'M NOT PREPARED TO TELL YOU AT THIS POINT THE EXACT DATE THAT WILL OCCUR.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=WILL OCCUR]


Now, Rollins ... sporting Tultex NASCAR gear in honor of the race Martinsville ... brings something to the company that many say its old regime lacked:
A willingness to talk honestly about how things might get worse before they get better.
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[SOT 1:58:44]
[IN Q=you should not]

((ROLLINS: YOU SHOULD NOT BE LOOKING FOR THIS TO BE A VERY PRETTY YEAR FROM A PROFITABILITY STANDPOINT.)) [RUNS05] [OUT Qprofitability standpoint]
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[SOT 17:26:35]

[standup]
[IN Q=SINCE ROLLINS]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: SINCE ROLLINS TOOK OVER, TULTEX HAS CLOSED YET ANOTHER SEWING PLANT AND ITS STOCK HAS REACHED YET ANOTHER NEW RECORD LOW. BUT THOSE WHO NOW THE COMPANY WELL SAY, INSIDE, THERE'S BEEN A BIG CHANGE IN ATTITUDE -- THAT ROLLINS DIDN'T JUST BRING A NEW PLAN FOR SOLVING TULTEX'S PROBLEMS, HE BROUGHT A NEW WILLINGNESS TO ADMIT PROBLEMS DO EXIST.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=DO EXIST]
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[SOT 1:38:57]

[INTERVIEW TAPE]
[IN Q=HE SHOOTS]

((LARRY FARRAR: HE SHOOTS STRAIGHT)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=STRAIGHT]


Stockbroker Larry Farrar has been watching Tultex for 30 years.
He thinks Rollins' strategy -- selling off a bloated inventory, restructuring the company's debt, and making higher-end clothes -- is the right strategy to revive the company AND its stock.
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[SOT 1:44:26]
[IN Q=right now it's obvious]

((FARRAR: RIGHT NOW IT'S OBVIOUS THE MARKETPLACE IS NOT AS OPTIMISTIC AS I AM AT 7 CENTS A SHARE. BUT, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S GOT A CHANCE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=GOT A CHANCE]


Rollins is confident he has a GOOD chance.
He says excitement and concern are strong motivators.
Two strong emotions that the new CEO will find a good supply of at Tultex.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Martinsville.))
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The stock market ended the week on a losing note again. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/63.95/10273.00/y/9.28/2736.88;]

The DOW lost 64 points to close at 10-thousand- 273. NASDAQ lost nine points.
[SUPER=431-hd/35/i1g/41g/ib/55#/i*/66b/hf/21r;]
[SUPER=432-ia/37/h!/3*/hc/45g/ib/35e/h!/43c;]
[SUPER=433-i1@/117b/i&/21e/ha/24c/ia/10d/i@/34;]
[SUPER=434-ie/17e/h1a/66d/i5/24e/ia/78f/hg/48#;]


[New-Citizens]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:43:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new citizen we'd like you to meet tonight... a little girl from Vinton... who came a long way to be a part of the American dream.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When immigrants are]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elena Linkous/New Citizen from Romania; :33]
[SUPER=01-Jae Damewood/New Citizen from Korea; :53]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=a long time.]

(( When immigrants are naturalized they have to recite a torturously complicated oath "abjuring allegiance to foreign princes and potentates."
When kids are sworn in, the oath is magically reduced to English.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I will love]

((I WILL LOVE AND BE TRUE TO THE UNITED STATES. I WILL SUPPORT ITS CONSTITUTION AND OBEY ITS FLAG.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=obey its flag.]


Even three- year old Elena Linkous understands that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You're going to]

((YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME A CITIZEN... A CITIZEN OF WHAT? VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=States of America.]


The little girl from Romania was one of four children sworn in along with about 30 adults. The kids stole the show.
Like Elena, Jae Damewood has been practicing the Pledge of Allegiance....
[NAT SOT - @ 11:38 ]

((PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.)) [RUNS:05]
[SOT @ 10:58:10]

((AND TO THE REPUBLIC....)) They got distracted when it came time to recite it together.
[SOT @ 11:33:25 "...for all."]


One-year old Lilly Paige Motley was ready to pick up her new flag. She'd come from the far reaches of Russia- -near Siberia.
She's lived in Gretna a year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And how long]

((AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN HERE? FOR A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=a long time.]))
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[2-SHOT TOSS/TAG] A year seems like a long time when you're three.







[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


More on the Virginia Tech/Virginia football rivalry, Roy Stanley will join us from Martinsville for qualifying,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

And we will hear from the new leader of the Rainbow Warriors, Ray Evernham's replacement Brian Whitesell.
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[S-Live]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=martinsville]


Front Row Joe Nemechek held true to his nickname today, winning the pole for Sunday's NAPA AutoCare 500.
[Double Boxes=Steve & Roy/Microwave]


Roy Stanley joins us from the Martinsville Speedway with all of the days highlights from first round qualifying, Roy.
[Live=Roy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Roy1; :00]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville; :00]
(rollcue...THE POLE FOR THE NAPA AUTOCARE 500..)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Nemechek/NAPA AoutCare 500 Pole Winner; :45]
[SUPER=01-Ted Musgrave/Qualified Second; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Qualified Fifth; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=....really happy with it"]
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[Live= Roy/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville; :00]

[Roy then tosses to the qualifying boards]
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[go to motion] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek/95.223/2. Ted Musgrave/95.070/3. Geoffrey Bodine/94.836/4. Kyle Petty/94.794/5. Jeff Gordon

/94.761/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Kenny Wallace//8. Ricky Rudd//9. John Andretti//10. Rich Bickle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Ward Burton//12. Rick Mast//13. Jeff Burton//14. Dale Jarrett//15. Robert Pressley//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Jeremy Mayfield//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Mike Bliss//20. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Ken Schrader//22. Darrell Waltrip//23. Wally Dallenbach//24. Terry Labonte//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[Live=Roy/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]

[ROY THEN TOSSES IT TO THE SECOND PAGE OF SPORTS!!!!!!!!-MIKE STEVENS PACKAGE!!]
(roll Q=....MIKE STEVENS HAS MORE".....)
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[S-Ray]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-45 tc 23:13 ]

[WIPE WIPE Roy Tosses to Mike!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=04-This Morning; :12]
[SUPER=01-Brian Whitesell/Gordon's New Crew Chief; :32]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]




[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Almanac]
[GRAPHIC=none]


So with some much rain around the region, the ground is more saturated, more water is running off into the lakes and coves. What kind of conditions can we expect in October. Patrick Evans has our monthly almanac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=1:14]

[OUT Q=News-7 Weather.]