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Coming up on News 7-
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A plane crashes off a runway into Lake Michigan in Chicago.
A major shakeup in the Vinton Police department.
The switched baby case is back in court- a mother fights for custody of her biological daughter.
And a water dance put on by whales.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is Next.
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((THE IMPACT ON THE ORGANIZATION CAN NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. BUT WE'RE IN THE SITUATION AND WE'VE GOT TO DO THE BEST WE CAN.))
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Vinton's Police Chief and a Lieutenant step down amid an investigation of the Police Department.
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[Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-46 14:25]
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Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant William Brown Jr. retired yesterday after meeting with the town manager and the town's attorney.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton has been following this story and joins us with details.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1]


Jean, this is the first time the top two members of the Vinton police department have stepped down at the same time... Now the town is left scrambling for replacements.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Goodman/Town Manager; 42]
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(( After more than 20 years of service Vinton's Police Chief Ricky Foutz and his Lieutenant William Brown Jr. retired -- effective immediately.
Sgt. Andy Corbin says this was unexpected and has been an adjustment for the officers.
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((A SENSE OF SHOCK AND SURPRISE. IT'S A PASSING OF AN ERA SO TO SPEAK. I GUESS ANY TIME YOU HAVE A CHANGE IT'S DISRUPTIVE. AND IT'S DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT SOME TIMES))
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For the time, Corbin will be in command until town council meets on Tuesday to make changes.
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((WHAT WE'RE DOING IS THE COUNCIL HAS ASKED STAFF TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLY FIND SOMEONE WHO COULD ACT AS INTERIM CHIEF. THAT PERSON WOULD HAVE TO MEET THE QUALIFICATION AND CRITERIA AND AFTER THAT WE HOPE VERY QUICKLY PROCEED, THEN COUNCIL WILL PROCEED WITH A PERMANENT REPLACEMENT))
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This news comes at a time when the Vinton Police Department is being investigated by a special grand jury.
Town manager Clay Goodman would not comment if this investigation played a part in their sudden retirement -- but did say the town requested the investigation.
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All evidence before the special grand jury is secret and Goodman would not comment on the specific allegations.
But in the meantime, the Vinton Police Department is working to make the adjustment as smooth as possible.
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Jean?

[Ashmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 47:03]
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Another apparel plant is shutting down in Henry County.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


County officials confirm that Ashmore Sportswear is closing its Collinsville plant and outlet store.
That will put more than 100 workers out of a job by January, when the plant shuts down.
The company has been in Collinsville since 1994.
It makes T-shirts and athletic apparel.
Ashmore Sportswear officials were unavailable for comment today.
But one worker attributed the layoffs to competition from foreign sewing operations.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-43 53:25]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


The strange tale of two little girls who were switched at birth is having a new chapter written in a Buena Vista courtroom.
That's where Paula Johnson hopes to gain custody of the biological daughter who was taken away from her four years ago.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A plane has crashed off the runway in Chicago into Lake Michigan.
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The Coast Guard says the small plane went into the water at about 8:30 Central Time.
Rescue crews were being sent by boat and other emergency vehicles are on the scene.
It's not immediately known how many people were on board the plane or if any people were in the water.
The plane went off (Migs) Meigs Field- an airport on Chicago's lakefront.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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

[Toss back to anchor][Nursing-Home]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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Workers in Flint, Michigan are digging through the rubble of a nursing home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI]


An explosion there last night set the home ablaze- killing five people and injuring more than 20.
The boiler in the basement exploded blowing out windows-
Neighbors jumped in with firefighters to pull survivors out of the building.
About 110 people were inside at the time.
Two employees and three residents were killed.
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[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-45 42:37]
[GRAPHIC=I-73 More Delays]

V-DOT has pushed back the schedule for the proposed Interstate 73.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Legislators heard today that V-DOT needs more time for an environmental study. Public hearings will be held this spring. The commonwealth transportation board will decide by the end of next year whether to build I-73, upgrade Route 220, or not build at all.
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[O'Grady]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-48 13:56]
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His heroic tale of survival riveted the nation four years ago.
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[VO-NAT]


Scott O'Grady's F-16 was shot down over Bosnia.
He ejected from the jet - and survived 6 days alone in enemy territory before a dramatic rescue and homecoming.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tonight]


Tonight Scott O'Grady shared his story with an audience at Virginia Tech.
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O'Grady's lecture was entitled "Return with Honor."
He spent the afternoon signing copies of his book, by the same name.
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[Monroe-Vets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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From recent heroes such as O'Grady, to veterans of times past, to some big Hollywood names - people across the nation were honored on this Veterans Day.
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In Monroe County, West Virginia - the community unveiled its first veterans memorial at the courthouse in Union.
County residents have served in every conflict since the French and Indian Wars in colonial America.
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[Roanoke-Vets]


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Among the many ceremonies this Veterans Day in southwest and central Virginia was one at Cave Spring High School.

The deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia Tech reminded the audience that "we stand on the shoulders of those who went before us."
Retired Army Colonel Ed Schwabe said veterans served their country in uniform, and continue to serve their communities in many other ways: teachers, coaches, police officers.
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[Vietnam/DC-]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Washington D-C Miss America had special words for Vets at the Vietnam Memorial.
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((HEATHER FRENCH/MISS AMERICA: LONG BEFORE I HAD THE DREAMS OF BEING MISS AMERICA I BECAME THE DAUGHTER OF A DISABLED VIETNAM VETERANS I MUST DAD YOU'RE MY GREAT HERO. THANK YOU.))
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French dedicated her reign to the cause of homeless Veterans.
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[Hanks-Vets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[there is an anchor tag!!]
The movie "Saving Private Ryan"- brought to life the horrifying scenes at Normandy where Allied Forces stormed the beach.
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(( I'LL SEE YOU ON THE BEACH... NAT SOUND! FIRE IN THE HOLE! FIRE IN THE HOLE!
On this Veterans day an award for the actor and director who made those historic scenes of World War Two come to life-
The Navy honored Actor Tom Hanks and Director Steven Spielberg- with the highest civilian honor- The Distinguished Public Service Award. TOM HANKS/ACTOR: AND IT HINK YOU FOR THE FREEDOM, THE GIFT OF LIBERTY THAT YOU GAVE ME AND MY CHILDREN AND PROFF POSITIVE IS AT HAND. YOU SAVED THE WORLD. THANK YOU.
The Pentagon Credits the movie with making the public appreciate the sacrifices made by American soldiers.))
[Talent=Jean]


Many local men took part in the invasion- 19 soldiers from Bedford died in the D-Day attack at Normandy.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A Southwest Virginia Republican is going after a big position.
Even area Democrats say it's a good deal.
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[VO-NAT]


And a deadly bombing in Colombia - Authorities say it could be to try and stop the extradition of drug lords to the U-S.
The story, straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey guys this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with regional volley ball highlights from the Northwest, district basketball action from the Pioneer, NASCAR news from Homestead and Martinsville. Plus, the Friday Football Extra schedule for tomorrow night's opening round of the playoffs is ready later on the big 7.))
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A powerful car bomb-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia]


exploded in Bogota, Colombia- in a busy street in an upscale part of town.
Seven poeple are dead and 41 others wounded
Bogota's mayor says the bomb could be in response to a government move against drug traffickers.
Colombia has decided to start extraditing alleged drug lords to the U-S.
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[Italy-Collapse]


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Rescue workers in Italy have pulled
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[20:07:28]
[SUPER=03-Foggia, Italy]

a seventeenth survivor from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the southern town of (foe-GHEE-uh) Foggia.


Thirteen corpses have been found.
That leaves almost 50 people unaccounted for.
Authorities believe structural failure is to blame for the collapse.
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[AT-NS]


[ANCHOR=Jena]
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The Appalachian Trail wants a permanent arrangement with Norfolk Southern, allowing hikers to walk across the tracks where they intersect with the trail.
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[SUPER=03-Troutville]


The railroad has been aggressively targeting such "at- grade" crossings, trying to eliminate as many of them as possible.
While the government has sued N-S over this three-one hundredths of an acre of land, Norfolk Southern would rather see a bridge or an underpass constructed.
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((I SUPPOSE ANYTHING WOULD HELP. IF A PERSON ISN'T FAMILIAR WITH CROSSING TRACKS. BUT HAVING WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD, I'M VERY FAMILIAR. "STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN."))
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The railroad concedes there have to be one or more places where the trail crosses the tracks. The company predicts the suit will be resolved through negotiations.
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[House-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They're still trying to determine what started a house fire in Northwest Roanoke today.
So far investigators are calling it suspicious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire started on the top floor of a two-story duplex.
Nobody lives in that top unit in the 15-hundred block of Hanover.
But firefighters say the bottom level IS occupied.
Nobody was home ... and nobody was hurt in the fire.
But there's an estimated 25-thousand dollars' worth of damage to the structure.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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A working lunch for the Star City's new manager.
We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's a sure sign of the Christmas season - this year Rockefeller Center out-does itself.
We'll show you.
Stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 9 8/9 4 4 0/10 12 13 24 26]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-9-8

(two, nine, eight)


Pick 4:
9-4-4-0

(nine, four, four, zero)


Cash 5:
10-12-13-24-26

(ten, twelve, thirteen, twenty-four, twenty-six)



[Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:59:59]
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Darlene Burcham isn't on the job yet, but Roanoke's new city manager says she's overwhelmed by the warm welcome Roanokers have extended.
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Today, Burcham met with Mayor David Bowers at the Hotel Roanoke.
Though her selection wasn't unanimous, Burcham says she's looking forward to a fruitful relationship with city council.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: I FEEL LIKE I'M THE KIND OF CITY MANAGER THEY WERE LOOKING FOR AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE READY FOR ME TO COME. AND I'M READY TO BE HERE JUST AS SOON AS THE FIRST OF THE YEAR ROLLS AROUND. AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A GREAT TEAM.))
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Burcham will receive a formal introduction at Monday's meeting of city council.
She's now searching for a place to live, and says she plans to "bum around" Roanoke this weekend, to get a feel for the city.
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[Trumbo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A senator from Southwest Virginia is ready to grab a fistful of power.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Republican Bo Trumbo wants to run the Senate Rules Committee. If he gets elected as chairman next week, he will decide if and when bills get heard. He will also control investigations and oversee every other committee chairman. Even local Democrats say it would be good to have a Southwest Virginian in a seat of such power. Trumbo says he'd like to reduce the number of studies because they cost taxpayers money and are often for political purposes only.
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[Orcas-Playing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A rare spectacle in Seattle today -
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[VO-NAT]

[21:05:48]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]

as a pod of Orca whales took some time to put on a show in the Puget Sound.
The Orcas are feeding - and apparently having a lot of fun doing it.
They rolled and swam right off a city marina today.
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Lots of variety tonight including girls tournament hoops, regional volleyball, Avalanche baseball, ODAC women's basketball, and news of a new ride for Adam Petty. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-MLB; :00]

In the big leagues tonight, Wade Boggs officially announced his retirement from baseball after 18 years in the majors.
Boggs won 5 batting titles and played in 12 straight all-star games. He also got his 3000 hit this past season. Plus, today the Associated Press named Red Sox Manager Jimy Williams the American League manager of the year.
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[S-Pioneer ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 3246TC]
[GRAPHIC=PIONEER TIME]


Girls' basketball district tournament action has been hot all week long, and this evening we head down to Buchanan where the Pioneer district staged its final four last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan/Highland vs. Covington; :00]

The opening game had Highland County taking on regular season champ Covington. The Cougars would take control in this one from the start as Tara Simmons knocks in the jumper as Covington moves on top by 10. The Lady Rams would give a good account of themselves for a while though. Michelle Simmons gets the bounce pass to Jessica Simmons to get the lead into single digits. But Holly Hicks would convert the Frances Carvajal pass into a deuce as Covington wins it 51-to-39.
[super=04-Parry McCluer vs. James River; ]

The home standing Knights of James River battled Parry McCluer in the nightcap. The Blue would take the lead in this one as Jessie Hamilton scores an easy one. It's 8-to-4. The Knights would bang the boards all night long as Chastity Waldron get the outback to chop into the Blues' lead. But Parry McCluer would keep working it as Coby Wilmer gets the layin but James River gets the win to advance to Saturday title game.
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[S-Girls]


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


In the Mountain Empire district semi-finals last night Fort Chiswell beat Pocahontas 67-to-34, while Galax topped Narrows 48-to-32. Those two teams will play for the tourney title Saturday at one. Shawsville beat Floyd for the Three Rivers title last night. And we have no report from the Blue Ridge semis.

[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-53]
[GRAPHIC=VOLLEYEBALL]


Cave Spring's hopes of advancing to the Group Three A state volleyball championships ended last night with a loss to Albemarle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Albemarle vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Cave Spring came in knowing that knocking off the Patriots would not be an easy task. Albemarle would come from behind to win the opening game 15-to-10. Cave head coach Penny Williams then told her team to quit playing scared and tentatively. And they responded by losing a heartbreaker in the second game 16-to-14. Cave then dropped the third 15-to-5. The Knights finish the season with 17 wins and 8 losses.
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((AD LIB PROMO BOARDS))
((BYE BYE))


[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55]
[GRAPHIC=PETTY]


The Petty clan's 50th year in racing has been an eventful season to say the least. And last night the King and Kyle announced that
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-MIami, FL; :00]

Adam Petty will make his Winston Cup debut in the year 2000, driving a limited number of events. Adam will make his debut April second in Texas. He also plan to race at Charlotte, Bristol and the fall race at Martinsville with Sprint continuing as his sponsor.
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[OUT Q=...GO FROM THERE."]
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[S-TV]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-54]
[graphic=NASCAR]

NASCAR 's new TV package will force fans to change their viewing habits by the year 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

CBS which televised the first Daytona 500 LIVE in 1979 was knocked out of the new deal by Fox, FX, TBS and NBC. ESPN and TNN were also left out in the cold as a result of the new $400 million dollar contract.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="WELL, I WAS...]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...BIG RACES ANYWAY."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Campbell says Martinsville will quadruple its TV income with the new deal, and that will enable the track to keep ticket prices down while at the same time raising the purse for the drivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
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[OUT Q=...it's all relative."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD UVA]


This afternoon Thomas Jones was named one of the 15 semi-finalists for the Football News offensive player of the year award. Jones already has three 200 yard games this season and leads the nation in rushing.
[graphic=tech]

A Hokie is also in the running for a similar honor with Football News.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Saturday; :00]

End Corey Moore is a semi-finalist for the defensive player of the year honor. Moore leads the Hokies with 13 quarterback sacks.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight marks the regional semi-finals in the high school football season. Friday Football Extra will be on the road from Culpeper to Danville to Wytheville.
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Still to come tonight, the Avalanche gets a manager and loses one in the same day.

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The Salem Avalanche has hired a new field boss in former University of Tennessee great Alan Cockrell who an all-american in both baseball and football with the Vols in the early 80's.
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However, as we reported yesterday, Dave Oster has resigned his general manager's position to become the GM of the Elsinore Storm of the California League.
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Oster has handled the day to day operations for the Avalanche for the past five seasons and team owner Kelvin Bowles says the franchise is in excellent shape.
He says the wheels are turning to find a replacement and he's considering several current staff members.
Bowles says there's no timetable in finding a replacement for Oster.
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It may not feel like Christmas - but it's beginning to look a lot like it...
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in the Big Apple.
That's where the tallest-ever Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was hoisted into place today.
It's tonight's Video of the Day.
The Norway spruce is 100 feet tall and weighs in at seven tons.
It will take some five miles of lights to adorn the tree, which will be lit December first.
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And the journey begins for the tree that will stand outside the U-S Capitol.
The 70-foot white spruce was cut down in Wisconsin today.
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