[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The chief of police in Vinton resigns along with his top lieutenant in the midst of an investigation into stolen e
vidence.
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[VO-NAT]


And the switched baby case goes to court. A LIVE report from Beuna Vista tonight.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Thomas Jones is set for the final home game of his career. We'll unveil the regional semi-final matchups for Friday Football Extra.
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[VO-NAT]

And see what the folks in Martinsville think about NASCAR's new TV deal.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Except for some spotty showers today, it was another strange November effort by mother nature. The warm details ahead. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[Vinton-Resignations]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News7at 11]


Vinton's Police Chief and a Lieutenant are stepping down, effective immediately.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/File Tape]


Chief Ricky Foutz, seen here, and lieutenant William Brown, Jr., who you will see momentarily, submitted their retirement notices to the town yesterday. The town announced the actions this afternoon.
These retirements come amidst a continuing investigation by a special grand jury on the Vinton Police Department.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Vinton Town Council will immediately pursue the hiring of an interim chief until a replacement can be found[Sw

itched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-43 49:40]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


The drama that started in the maternity ward of the U-V-A Medical Center has now shifted to the courtroom.
Paula Johnson, whose biological daughter was accidentally taken from her four years ago, is now suing for full custody of the girl.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Starlink]


Steve Smallshaw has the latest chapter in this real-life "switched at birth" case.
Steve, what happened to the original agreement that kept both those girls right where they were?
[Live=Steve full/Starlink]
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[Ashmore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 47:03]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Another apparel company is calling it quits in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Henry County officials confirm that Ashmore Sportswear is closing its plant and outlet store in Collinsville.
That means more than 100 employees will be laid off when the plant shuts down in January.
Ashmore Sportswear came to Collinsville in 1994.
The company makes T-shirts and athletic apparel.
Officials from the company were unavailable for comment today.
But a plant employee said the company was struggling because of competition from foreign sewing operations.
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[AT-NS]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-42 55:46]
[GRAPHIC=NS-Trail Crossing]


The federal government is embroiled in a minor skirmish with Norfolk Southern over three- one- hundredths of an acre of land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


It's one of a couple of pieces of real estate where the Appalachian Trail intersects with the railroad tracks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A license agreement]
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[OQ=of any kind]
[SUPER=01-Ron Garten/Day Hiker; :]

((A license agreement with N-S allows hikers to cross the tracks at a point right on the edge of the Troutville town limits. But that agreement is about to expire. ((THIS IS A RECOGNIZED TRAIL OF COURSE.))
The railroad recognizes the Trail has to cross the tracks somewhere, but N-S would prefer a bridge or underpass.


Ron Garten once worked for the railroad. Now he's a day hiker. And he doesn't understand what the problem is.

((I WOULD THINK MOST PEOPLE ANYWHERE THEY CROSS THE TRACK THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK, IF THERE'S NO GATE OR BELL OR WARNING LIGHT OF ANY KIND.))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=of any kind]))
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[VO-NAT]


The government has sued Norfolk Southern, declaring the intersection of track and trail to be federal land- -hoping to compel the company to at least provide the Appalachian Trail a permanent easement.
The two sides are negotiating, but N-S wants to eliminate "at grade" crossings where ever possible.
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[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=40:05]
[GRAPHIC=I-73 More Delays]


Public hearings on Interstate 73 have been delayed six months until next spring. But that has hardly dampened the debate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


V-DOT told local legislators today it needs more time for an environmental study.
The state will decide by the end of next year whether to build I-73.
One Franklin County woman says V-DOT has aerial pictures of the damage I-73 would do.
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[SOT 2:33:52]
[IN Q=It shows every business]

((IT SHOWS EVERY BUSINESS... SCREAMING FOREVER.))
[SUPER=01-Lois Slotnick/I-73 Opponent;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=screaming forever]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT could upgrade Route 220 rather than build I-73.
But some residents believe I-73 is needed to support Franklin County's key industry, manufactured housing.
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[SOT 2:05:23]
[IN Q=It's important]

((IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE SAFETY OF TRUCKS GOING DOWN THE ROAD TO FLEETWOOD. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT JOBS. OUR COMPANY HAS GROWN AND I FEEL WITHOUT I-73 WE COULD BE RESTRICTED.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Hughes/VA Manufactured Housing Assoc;]
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[OUT Q=be restricted]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT says people in the Franklin- and Henry- County- area have been especially vocal on both sides of the I-73 issue.

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[Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:58:42]
[GRAPHIC=Darlene Burcham]


Roanoke's new city manager won't be on the job for several weeks, but Darlene Burcham is already getting to know the city she will serve.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Newsroom]


Burcham is in Roanoke for the next few days, and Joe Dashiell caught up with her this afternoon.
[Live=Joe full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1]


Keith, Darlene Burcham will be formally introduced at a session of city council on Monday. While she has some immediate concerns such as finding a place to live, Burcham is also meeting with city officials and looking forward to a fruitful relationship.
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[OUT Q=make a great team.]



((Midday found Darlene Burcham at the Hotel Roanoke sitting down to lunch with Mayor David Bowers.
Burcham says she's been overwhelmed by the warm welcome, and not just from real estate agents who want to sell her a home. [BURCHAM BITE]
[IN Q=But I've gotten letters]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER DESIGNATE: BUT I'VE GOTTEN LETTERS FROM WHAT I'LL CALL AVERAGE CITIZENS WELCOMING ME, SAYING HOW MUCH THEY HOPE I WILL ENJOY THIS AREA, AND AS I SAY, I REALLY FEEL THAT I ALREADY BELONG.))
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[OUT Q=already belong.]


Her selection as city manager wasn't unanimous, but Burcham says she's looking forward to working with all members of council.
And Mayor Bowers, who originally supported acting city manager Jim Ritchie, agrees that Burcham's experience is a good fit for Roanoke.
[SOT 06:02]
[IN Q=She has a lot of experience]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: SHE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE TERRIFIC CREDENTIALS AND I THINK ROANOKE'S GOING TO FIND THEY'RE GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY WITH DARLENE BURCHAM. I AM.)) ((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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[OUT Q=make a great team.]))
[Live=Joe full/Newsroom]


Meetings are already commanding a lot of her time, but Burcham is in town with her daughters this weekend Keith
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Newsroom]
and says she plans to bum around Roanoke this weekend to get a feel for the city.[Tease#1]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Bo Trumbo may be a powerful player in Richmond next year. Still ahead on News 7, why his Senate seat could take on new importance.
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[VO-NAT]


And on Veterans Day, one town unveils a monument ... with more than two centuries of thanks.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-36 08:06]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]

Republican Bo Trumbo of Botetourt County could be one of the most powerful players in the Senate next year.
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[VO-NAT]

He believes he'll be elected chairman of the Rules Committee. Trumbo would decide when and if bills get heard.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

He would also oversee all other chairman and control every investigation. Trumbo's goal is to reduce the number of political studies.
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[IN Q=You know you]

((YOU KNOW YOU ... NEXT YEAR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Local Democrats say if a Republican must be in power, they support Trumbo.
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[SOT 2:43:05]
[IN Q=I wish]

((I WISH THE HEAD OF EVERY COMMITTEE AND EVERY POWERFUL POSITION IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAME FROM SOUTHSIDE OR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE MY DRUTHERS IN THAT, I KNOW.))
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[VO-NAT]

Members of the General Assembly will elect committee chairmen next week.
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[House-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-41 27:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Firefighters say they're not sure what started a house fire in Northwest Roanoke.
But they say it's 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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[Stocks]


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


Blue Chips held steady, and Tech stocks continued their advance. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow was off two points. NASDAQ rose 41, for its ninth record high in the last ten sessions.
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[ANCHOR=Roanoke-Vets]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-44 50:27]
[GRAPHIC=Veterans Day]


Today was a day of work for many of us.
A day off for some.
A day to remember heroes, for others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


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: as teachers, coaches, police officers.
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[***WIPE***WIPE***]

[Monroe-Vets]


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[VO-NAT]


And the trumpeter sounding "Taps" in one West Virginia community today honored 250 years of sacrifice and service.
[SUPER=03-Union, WV]


Monroe County started sending soldiers off to battle during the French and Indian Wars in colonial America.
And county residents have served in every conflict since.
The county unveiled its first veterans memorial this morning at the courthouse in Union, with help from the Virginia Tech regimental band.
The event was also part of Monroe County's bicentennial celebrations.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming your way tonight in sports Clay Campbell talks about what NASCAR's changing channels means to Martinsville. We'll have the playoff rundown for Friday Football Extra.
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[VO-NAT]

And take a look at how the Cavaliers are prearring for their final home game of the season this Saturday.
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[S-TV]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-54]
[graphic=NASCAR]

NASCAR officially announced its new TV Package this afternoon, and what it means to race fans is that they will have to reprogram their VCRs and remote controls.
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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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[OUT Q=...it's all relative."]
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[S-Seniors]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-49]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Dan Ellis returns as UVa's starting quarterback this Saturday as the Cavs host Buffalo. Steve Mason says the Cavs will be pumped up for the contest despite that decision and their weak opponent
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[SUPER=01-Yubrenal Isabelle/UVa Linebacker; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVa Tri-Captain; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=....news7 sports"]
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((Virginia's win over previously ranked Georgia Tech was as much a statement to the nation as it was to the Cavaliers home fans who had not climbed the goal posts all season long. ((SHANNON TAYLOR:))
In nine games, the Wahoos have played the nations number one ranked Florida State, number two ranked Virginia Tech, then number 7 rated Georgia Tech and 12th ranked BYU. ((YUBRENAL ISABELLE:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((THOMAS JONES:))
The Cavaliers are nearly 50 point favorites over Buffalo, but the Wahoos know first hand, that on any given day, anyone can beat anyone. ((:))
Saturday's game marks the second meeting between the two schools with UVa winning the first back in 1967, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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. Already this year he has 3 200 yard games.
[graphic=tech]

A Hokies is also in the running for a big honor.
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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]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Friday Football Extra is heading down the home stretch this week as we open the playoffs with the regional semi-finals. We will have the highlights of all 12 games being played Friday night as we stretch out from Wythe County to Culpeper.

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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 (1:17:44)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Lady's of the ODAC held their media day at the Salem Civic Center this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The coaches were the guest of the Salem Rotary Club. Before the luncheon the leagues pre season coaches poll was released.
And for the second straight year Roanoke College is picked to finish second.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've got...]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Head Coach; :]
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[VO NAT]
The Maroons will be chasing Bridgewater the top pick in the poll. Randolph-Macon is third, Virginia Wesleyan fourth and Washington and Lee fifth.
Rounding out the to 11 are Guilford, Emory & Henry, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Eastern Mennonite, Lynchburg and Hollins.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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He survived for six days hiding in enemy territory -- after a Serb missle shot down his jet fighter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June 1995]


It's been four years since Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued and brought home to American soil.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


This afternoon O'Grady was in Blacksburg for a book signing.
He has written several books about his tale of survival.
And he's the featured speaker tonight at Virginia Tech.
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