10[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


It's debate time- we'll hear from two candidates who want your vote.
Pink slips go out today for 158 employees in Roanoke-
One restaurant faces a major lawsuit.
And you've heard of a million dollar smile. Tonight we'll hear a 50-grand giggle.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]



[Fralin-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-41 18:23]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Elections are just four weeks away.
Tonight - two key State Senate opponents faced off at a local high school.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate]


Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom with details on the Edwards - Fralin debate.
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


From S-O-Ls to I-81 safety, Senator John Edwards and Republican challenger William Fralin went head to head on the issues which could determine the outcome of this closely-watched race.
Tonight's debate was an important event for Republicans who want to take the seat - and Democrats who plan to hold onto it.
(rollcue... hold on to it. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=@Edwards;:13]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/GOP Senate Candidate;:25]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Sellari/Student;:52]
[SUPER=01-Bill Fitzgibbon/Parent;1:13]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=interesting.]


((The auditorium was filled with people hoping to see the two key state senate candidates go head to head on their issues, many dealing with education and the future for students.

[SOT 2:14:00]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: I CALL FOR SMALLER CLASSES, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTERS, AND MORE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Some students wanted to know what the candidates thought of the standards of learning.

[SOT 2:21:49]
[INQ=]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/GOP SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THEY ARE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I DON'T THINK THEY ARE TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIKE MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED THEM AND I DON'T THINK THEY ARE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL I THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Both candidates addressed concerns over Interstate 81, and both discussed ideas for funding an expansion of the roadway. Students say the safety of 81 is an issue they can relate to... and they had some ideas of their own.

[SOT 2:25:24]
[INQ=]

((SARAH SELLARI/STUDENT: WE ARE NEW DRIVERS AND WE NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF PATROLLING OFFICERS ON OUR INTERSTATES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


While many of the students who attended were not old enough to vote said they went to get a perspective on politics. Parents like Bill Fitzgibbon - who has already endorsed Senator Edwards - says he was pleasantly surprised at some of Fralin's issues.
[SOT 2:28:35]
[INQ=]

((BILL FITZGIBBON/PARENT: HE DISAGREED WITH THE GOVERNOR ON A COUPLE OF ISSUES LIKE THE GUNS IN SCHOOL HE DIDN'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE LOCALITY I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]))
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

Some students I spoke with were impressed with Senator Edwards' ideas for eliminating the food tax, while other students liked Fralin's ideas about high tech jobs for the area.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate]

And with time running out the candidates hope tonight's debate will help voters decide who they will elect in four weeks.



[Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:44:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Before Elizabeth (OAT-ee) Otte was accused of cooking her baby to death in a microwave oven, she had NO criminal record.
Her father says she's had epilepsy for four years, and he can take care of her at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.]


So a New Kent County judge released the 19 year old on bond today, pending a hearing next month.
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[sot 09:40:44]
[IN Q=No comment]

((SUSANNA HICKMAN/OTTE'S ATTORNEY: NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF INFORMATION TO GO THROUGH, AND WE'RE WORKING ON THE CASE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT AT THIS TIME.))
[SOT 09:55:16]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/NEW KENT PROSECUTOR: WE'LL GET THE REPORT FROM THE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION ON THE COMPETENCY AND SANITY. AND IF SHE'S SANE, OR EXCUSE ME, IF SHE'S COMPETENT, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER SHE WAS SANE AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, WE'LL GO FORWARD WITH THE PRELIMINARY HEARING.))
[SUPER=01-Susanna Hickman/Otte's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Prosecutor; :06 ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=preliminary hearing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Otte reportedly told family members she confused the baby with a bottle of milk because of a severe epileptic seizure.
Otte was on suicide watch in New Kent's jail, after allegedly threatening to kill herself right after her baby's death.
Her father promised the court to closely monitor her at home, until a November 17th preliminary hearing.
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[Reid]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:47:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is he a family man who got caught up spending too much time on the Internet... or a sex offender intent on having relations with a 12-year old girl?
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[VO-NAT]


Two sides of Thomas Lee Reid were portrayed in court today as the Rockbridge County man was about to be sentenced.

[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 3]


In February, Reid drove from Lexington to Roanoke, expecting to meet the mother of a 12 year old girl at Towers Mall. It turned out "Susan" was a police detective.
"You don't know how long I've been waiting for something like this," Reid had told the undercover policewoman on the phone.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Judge Jonathan Apgar sent Reid to jail for 18 months.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/05/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:23:55]
[GRAPHIC=Trigon Layoffs]


Another round of layoffs at Virginia's largest managed care company -- this time 158 Roanoke employees are losing their jobs.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Trigon announced this morning lay offs would begin by mid-December and continue thorough April 30, 2000. Trigon's senior Vice President says this is a business decision that has nothing to do with the fact that the company now answers to stock holders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:49:56]
[IN Q=That question]

((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON SENIOR VP: THAT QUESTION IS ASKED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT ARE WE A DIFFERENT COMPANY FROM WHEN WE BECAME PUBLIC AND THE ANSWER IS NO, ANY BUSINESS HAS TO BE CAREFUL TO PROTECT IT'S BUSINESS INTERESTS AT THE SAME TIME WE'VE GOT TO BE CONSCIOUS OF THE NEEDS OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE TRY AND BALANCE THOSE TWO THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-John Berry/Trigon Senior VP; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=those two things.]
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[VO NAT]
In May, when Trigon stopped processing claims for Medicare -- 145-workers were laid off.
Those workers, including 70 in Roanoke, were rehired by Blue Cross / Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.
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[London-Train]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two commuter trains slammed into each other in London during rush hour this morning- bursting into flames and killing 26 people.
Now investigators want to know how two trains could be on the same tracks.
Tom Rivers has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, England]
[SUPER=01-Tom Rivers/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

((
SURVIVORS SAY THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS BANG, ALMOST LIKE AN EXPLOSION... WHEN THE TRAINS HIT.
SEVERAL CARS BURST INTO FLAMES, OTHERS WERE SPILT OPEN LIKE TIN CANS.

PASSENGER SOTS:

"EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING, PEOPLE WERE STUCK AND BADLY HURT, SCREAMING, GET OUT, GET OUT."
"THE FIRST THING I SAW WAS ANOTHER CARRIAGE ALMOST PARALLEL THAT WAS BURNING, A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME OUT BURNED, BADLY BURNED." (REM 3, 11:10)
128 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS, ABOUT 2O WITH SEVERE INJURIES. AND NOW.. THAT ALL THE SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE... AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'LL FOCUS ON WHAT CAUSED BRITAIN'S WORST RAIL DISASTER IN A DECADE.
TOM RIVERS, CBS NEWS, LONDON))

[Sheppard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It is the latest chapter in the decades-long saga of Sam Sheppard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mayfield Heights, OH]


Today Ohio prosecutors exhumed the body of Marilyn Sheppard.
They want DNA evidence - to fight the lawsuit filed by Sam Sheppard's son.
It was 1954 when Marilyn Sheppard was killed. Her husband was convicted but maintained it was an intruder who killed his pregnant wife.
Sam Sheppard was acquitted in a second trial but died four years after being released from prison.
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[SOT 20:05:14]
[IN Q=It was]

((TERRY GILBERT/SHEPPARD'S ATTORNEY: IT WAS OUR POSITION THAT THIS WAS NOT NECESSARY WE DID NOT OPPOSE IT BUT WE DO THINK THIS WAS A WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Gilbert/Sheppard's Attorney;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=TAXPAYERS MONEY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exhumation was prompted by a lawsuit, filed against the state by the Sheppard's son. He claims his father was wrongfully imprisoned.
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[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NET-S]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A missing Pittsylvania County woman who turned up safe over the weekend will NOT face criminal charges.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities were investigating whether 24-year-old Kirsten (KIER-sten) Lee Worsham left one of her young children unattended when she disappeared two weeks ago...
They also said family members MAY have delayed in letting them know she was safe.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Today, Worsham's father said he called deputies shortly after she turned up.
Worsham told him she had been staying in her car with a boyfriend and driving around by herself.
Her two children are staying with relatives for the time being.

[Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-38 26:14]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A candidate for Bedford County sheriff has taken money from a convicted drug dealer's family.
Chuck Reid accepted 500 dollars for his campaign from Sam Husted's parents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Husted sold an ounce of marijuana to an undercover cop three times.
He says he smoked pot only to fight depression... But the undercover cop bought him beer and car parts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:55:11]
[IN Q=He's like]

((SAM HUSTED: HE'S LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DO THIS AS A FAVOR TO ME BECAUSE MY WIFE'S SICK IN THE HOSPITAL, IF YOU COULD JUST PULL THIS OFF FOR ME THIS ONE TIME, SO I DID IT A COUPLE TIMES CAUSE HE KEPT COMING BACK AGAIN.))
[SUPER=07-Sam Husted;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=coming back again]
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[VO-NAT]


So Sam's parents gave 500-dollars to the sheriff's challenger, Chuck Reid, who runs a regional jail.
Was it shady for Reid to take money from a criminal's family?
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[SOT 15:23:09]
[IN Q=I think the shady]

((I THINK THE SHADY PART IS IN THE INVESTIGATIVE PART AND THE DRUG CASES, FROM WHAT THEY TELL ME.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/(D) Candidate for Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=what they tell me]
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[VO-NAT]


The sheriff Mike Brown says it looks bad for a candidate to accept such a contribution, and he would have sent it back.
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[Wythe-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Co. Drug Arrests]


A Wythe County sting results in the arrest of four men and one woman-
Sheriff Kermit Osborne calls it the largest undercover operation involving crack cocaine he's seen in 25 years.
Authorities made the arrests last night and this morning.
The suspects were allegedly selling in Radford and Pulaski County and were working on establishing an operation in Wythe County when they were caught.



[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still to come - a huge corporate merger that MCI and Sprint say is good for business... and good for customers.
But federal regulators say, not so fast.
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[VO-NAT]


And the N-double-A-C-P is taking aim at a popular restaurant chain.
They say Cracker Barrel is not all it's cracked up to be, for black employees.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. THE PLAYOFFS HAVE BEGUN IN THE MAJORS. THE GIRLS WERE HOOPING IT UP IN BLACKSBURG. THE BIG EAST AND TECH ARE READY TO DEAL AND THE EXPRESS MEETS AND GREETS ITS FANS. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in sports]




[Cracker-Barrel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A popular restaurant chain is now facing a possible class action suit-
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Atlanta, GA;]


The NAACP claims the Cracker Barrel chain denies African Americans training, promotions, and management positions.
The claim was backed up today by a former trainer at Cracker Barrel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:15:32]
[IN Q=When black people]

((MARILYN HAWK/FORMER TRAINER: WHEN BLACK PEOPLE WOULD COME INTO THE RESTAURANT FOR A JOB WE WOULD HAVE TO RATE THEM ONE TO TEN, THE BLACK PEOPLE WOULD SCORE LOW NO MATTER HOW EXPERIENCED THEY WERE. I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Hawk/Former Company Trainer;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=doing that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cracker Barrel management denies the charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=18:16:03]

((NORMAN HILL/CRACKER BARREL EXECUTIVE: WE'RE A GOOD COMPANY. PEOPLE LIKE WORKING FOR US. AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE HAD A GOOD OPPORTUNITY WORKING FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Hill/Cracker Barrel Senior V.P.;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=WORKING FOR US.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cracker Barrel has 391 restaurants and 40-thousand employees.
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[MCI-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Do you have phone service through MCI or Sprint? If company managers have their way the two will become one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:53:00]

((nat sound of mci ad))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]
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[VO-NAT]


The nation's second and third largest long distance companies insist the merger won't reduce competition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:50:32 ]
[IN Q=Change benefitting]

((CHANGE BENEFITING CONSUMERS SUCH AS THE CHANGE FROM 20 CENTS TO FIVE CENTS A MINUTE WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR AS CLEAR AS A PIN DROP.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=AS A PIN DROP.]
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[VO-NAT]


But federal regulators say the companies will have to show that MCI's purchase of Sprint won't hurt consumers.
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[Trailer-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-37 55:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A trailer fell from an interstate bridge in Salem this morning, and crashed onto the road below.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


No one was injured when the trailer broke loose and hit Goodwin Avenue.
But the accident blocked traffic there and in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81.
State Police say the trailer was overloaded. The accident scattered the contents on the side of the road.
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[wipe wipe wipe]


[Tunnel-Accident]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-40 52:01]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A Montgomery County sheriff's deputy had a real case of tunnel vision today.
Deputy Brian Wright was driving through a one- lane tunnel on Lusters Gate Road near Blacksburg-- when he encountered a dump truck.
Wright's vehicle was almost through the tunnel-- it was forced against the wall.
Neither man was seriously injured.
The driver of the dump truck was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


One of the area's largest retirement homes is about to get a facelift - to the tune of nearly 3 million dollars.
Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, if you think you've ever had a case of the giggles...
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=Nats giggling]
[runs=:03]
[out-q=Nats giggling]
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[vo-nat]
Wait until you hear these folks - out for a Pillsbury Doughboy honor.
Stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 1 4/6 8 1 1/6 8 21 33 34/15 20 32 33 47/25]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-1-4

(four, one, four)


Pick 4:
6-8-1-1

(six, eight, one, one)


Cash 5:
6-8-21-33-34

(six, eight, twenty-one, thirty-three, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
15-20-32-33-47. Big Money Ball: 25

(fifteen, twenty, thirty-two, thirty-three, forty-seven. Big

Money Ball: twenty-five)

[Friendship-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:17:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


About one thousand elderly citizens will soon see new scenery and bigger bills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Friendship Manor announced plans for 2-point-7 million-dollars' in renovations.
Most of the money is paying for improvements to the health-care center... such as an open-air food court ... a new kitchen ... a bigger pharmacy ... and a general store.
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[SOT 7:20 tc]
[IN Q=It's somewhat]

((MONTY PLYMALE: IT'S SOMEWHAT OF A DE-INSTITUTIONALIZATION FEEL FROM WHAT IT IS TODAY VERSUS WHAT IT WILL BE IN A YEAR OR SO.))
[SUPER=01-Monty Plymale/Friendship Manor CEO]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=YEAR OR SO]
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[VO-NAT]


Another 500-thousand dollars will pay for improvements at two apartment buildings on the complex.
Management also announced it's hiking the rent as much as three-and a half percent.
It was called a "standard" increase that has nothing to do with the renovations.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net h]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It set a new world record -
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[VO-NAT]

[15:25:45]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Spangler, PA]

and it's tonight's Video of the Day.
This Pennsylvania pumpkin weighed in at 11-hundred and thirty one pounds.
It's 13-feet-7-inches in diameter.
And we thought last night's 987-pounder was a Video of the day...
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up playoffs begin in the majors, highlights of girls basketball, Express players meet their public, and the latest on Tech and the Big East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Charlottesville/Saturday;]

But first our extra point. Tech Q-B Michael Vick picked up Big East co-offensive player of the week. The red shirt freshman threw for 222 yards and one touchdown, and added 40 yards on ten carries. Vick re-injured his ankle but Coach Frank Beamer says he should be able to play this Saturday.
Defensive end John Engelberger is defensive player of the week.
The senior had seven tackles, five solo and two quarterback sacks.
Now here are the scores.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Houston/6//Atlanta/1//Astros Lead 1-0//New York/1//Arizona/0//1st/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/Texas/0//New York/7//Top 8/;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Ottawa/2//New York/1///j/Dallas/3//Detroit/2///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Colorado/3//Nashville/2////Anaheim/0//Phoenix/2//1st/;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-GIRLS]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-37 tc 2:04:20]
[GRAPHIC=girls basketball]


Fourth-ranked Blacksburg welcomed Blue Ridge District rival Lord Botetourt last night, but the Lady Indians weren't very hospitable and sent the Lady Cavaliers home unhappy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Indians;]


Botetourt coach Chuck Pound sits in anticipation of the opening tip off and the Indians would take control from the start.
Blacksburg's Becka Mills drills the three pointer from the top of the key and the Lady Indians lead 12 to four.
The Lady Cavaliers try to keep it close, Donna Short nails the corner jumper to keep Botetourt within eight.
[super=33-Lord Botetourt/32/Blacksburg/48;]


Mills again hits the three and the Indians beat Cavaliers 48 to 32.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-46 TC 38:30]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/ASTROS]


Houston has taken the early lead in the National League playoff series with Atlanta Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN;]


Atlanta's Gerald Williams singled in the tying run for the Braves in the fifth inning.
Houston then put together four runs in the ninth inning including Ken Caminiti's three run homer and the Astros take game one by the score of six to one.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-50 tc29:20]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Roanoke Express season is just around the corner
Yesterday the players met their fans.
Steve Mason joined them at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :24]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((BYE BYE))



[sports tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Still to come, Tech and the Big East agree on money, it's Miami that's holding up the deal.
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[VO-NAT]


And the UVA Men's basketball program is facing sanctions.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=mIKE]
[TAPE#=SP-47 4112TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The N-C-Double-A has reprimanded the University of Virginia men's basketball program for its involvement with former recruit.
UVa did not release his name, but the recruit in question is Melvin Whitaker.
The NCAA says a representative of the schools' athletic interests rented Whitaker an apartment for which rent was never paid.
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He also was provided impermissible transportation, meals, long distance phone usage and cash.
Whitaker was convicted of malicious wounding after slashing football player Mo Anderson back in 1996, and spent over two years in jail.
The infractions concerning Whitaker occurred while Jeff Jones staff was in place at UVa. And in addition to the above mentioned items, another individual with ties to the school provided aid for Whitaker's legal fees and gave him lodging, meals and spending money totaling $14 thousand dollars.
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UVa will lose one scholarship for the 2000-2001 season, and must reduce the number of on-campus recruiting visits it can offer from 12 to nine this academic year.
The sanctions could have been worse, but the NCAA determined most of the violations took place after Whitaker had signed, been charged with a felony and been barred from participating in UVA athletics.

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The University of Miami is the only thing holding up Virginia Tech's entrance into the Big East as a full-time member.
Mike Stevens tells us why the Hokies admittance is right on the money.
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((Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese made a special trip to Blacksburg to assure Hokie fans that the conference is anxious to bring the Hokies into the fold.
The target date is to get Tech into the league by July 1st, 2001 or earlier. But nothing will be finalized until Miami decides if it's staying or leaving to join the ACC. ((MIKE TRANGHESE/BIG EAST COMMISSIONER:))
The financial details of Tech Big East entrance have been finalized. It will cost the Hokies about $3 million bucks to join. But they will make that up in a hurry. The revenue sharing cash they receive after being in the Big East for 5 years will be at least $1 point 3 million a year. The most they ever got from the A-10 was $120 thousand bucks annually. ((JIM WEAVER/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JIM WEAVER:))
Tech president Paul Torgeson also announced at the news conference that Weaver has been given a new five year contract extension. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
((BYE BYE))

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The search is over for America's Best Giggler -
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The 1999 Pillsbury Doughboy Giggle contest brought together ten of the nation's best gigglers.
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In the end, 9-year-old Megan Burke of Connecticut walked away with the honors, and 50-thousand dollars.
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