[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The six firefighters who died last Friday battling a huge warehouse fire in Massachusetts, will be remembered today.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Sugar bowl wager between the mayors of Blacksburg and Tallahassee.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An approaching storm system will first bring clouds this evening, then eventually some showers as we head into tomorrow.
Otherwise, expect more mild temperatures TODAY with highs again in the low to mid 60s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[fire-memorial]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Both President Clinton and Vice President Gore plan to attend a memorial service today in Worcester (WUS'-tur), Massachusetts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Worcester, MA;]


It's for the six firefighters killed in Friday's warehouse fire.
The bodies of four of the men have still not been found.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a very slow ardous process...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and we just can't do it but we'll get them out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mourners and well wishers continue to leave flowers near burned out building.
Tens of thousands expected at today's service.
Schools and city offices will be closed.
And The Boston Stock Exchange plans to suspend business for a minute of silence.
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[fatal-fires]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fires]
Arson is suspected in a farmhouse fire that killed six people in rural southern Minnesota.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lonsville, MN;]

[3:06:05]
Authorities are investigating the fire as a possible murder/suicide.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The bodies are badly burned...]
[SUPER=01-Richard Cook/Rice Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=or age at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]

[3:04:41]
Meantime, three people were killed in an Apartment fire at a retirement home in Nashville, Tennessee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The way that this building it built smoke got in hallway and...]
[SUPER=01-Buck Dozier/Nashville Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=trapped most of the victims in 2 wings of the bulding.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eight others were injured.
There is no word yet on the cause.
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[Graham-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


A man who claims he wasn't the killer faces execution tonight for a 1993 robbery-murder in Richmond.
Andre Graham is to die by injection for killing 20-year-old Sheryl Stack.
He also shot the woman's boyfriend, who survived.
Graham claims another man who was executed in January for an unrelated double slaying killed Stack.
He has filed a clemency petition with Governor Gilmore.

[E-Rollins-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:43:43]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex - Chpt. 11]


With his company's future very much in doubt ... Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins is doing his best to put a positive spin on the story.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Rollins says he regrets the apparel company had to file for Chapter-11 bankruptcy last week.
But he doubts management could have done anything else to help Tultex make money.
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[SOT 6:03]
[IN Q=this is an]

((RANDY ROLLINS: THIS IS AN INDUSTRY ISSUE. AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY A MISTAKE THAT, IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, UNFORTUNATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=UNFORTUNATELY]
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[VO-NAT]


Rollins says the entire industry is competing against cheap foreign imports.
Now ... Tultex will do almost all of its manufacturing in Mexico ... as the company tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.
It just laid off 26-hundred workers.
Meanwhile, none of the company's officers is taking a pay cut.
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[S-Tech-Challenge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:27:10]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


Blacksburg's Mayor has confidence in the Virginia Tech Hokies-- as they prepare to take on Florida State in the Sugar Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday Roger Hedgepeth called up Tallahassee's Mayor to issue him a challenge.
Hedgepeth wants the losing team's city council members to wear the winning team's jerseys at one of their meetings.

But Tallahassee's mayor upped the ante.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm so]

((SCOTT MADDOX/TALLAHASEE MAYOR: I'M SO CONFIDENT IN THE SEMINOLES IF MY TEAM LOSES I'LL GET YOUR TEAM'S LOGO TATTOOED ON MY LEFT HINDQUARTERS. ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR: YEAH, I THINK WE'RE ALL ENDOWED WITH AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF FLESH.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Maddox/Tallahassee Mayor; :00]
[Super=03-Tallahassee, FL; HOT CHANGE!!!!!!!!!]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=of flesh. (laughter)]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men were joking....
But they did agree on the challenge involving the jerseys.... and to send the winning team's city a basket of local goods.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Denise Allen has highlights from last night's Friday Football Extra Awards Banquet.
Good Morning Denise.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=3:01]
[OUT Q=see you then]



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[E-Gun-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:00:46]
[GRAPHIC=LAWSUIT]


The government is threatening a multi-million dollar lawsuit against gun makers.
The suit would seek more accountability in the way gun makers deal with dealers, safety design changes in guns and an end to what the President says are irresponsible marketing practices.
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia's Republican Governor -- a national spokesman for the N-R-A -- says the Democratic President is wrong.
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[SOT 12:27:32]
[IN Q=I do think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DO THINK THAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE SAFE OUT THERE. AND I THINK THAT THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO PLACE THE EMPHASIS ON WRONGDOERS. PEOPLE WHO WOULD COMMIT CRIMES WITH GUNS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=ought to do.]
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Governor Gilmore says he thinks the President is trying get through the courts or at the negotiating table what he can't get through Congress.

[E-City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:20:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Professional baseball in Lynchburg got a major boost yesterday from a woman who's never even SEEN the local minor league team play.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Developer Ann Merritt Hutchinson donated a million dollars towards the renovation of 60- year- old City Stadium.

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[SOT 00:53:02]
[IN Q=The institution]

((ANN HUTCHINSON/MILLION DOLLAR DONOR: THE INSTITUTION OF BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY PEOPLE TO MAKE A MARK ON THE AMERICAN CULTURE, WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Hutchinson/Million Dollar Donor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=have that opportunity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutchinson is a Campbell County native who now lives in New York.
The ballpark will be renamed "Merritt Hutchinson Stadium" when it opens in 2001.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, massages may do more than just make you feel better.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((The American College of Physicians has issued new guidelines for the sale of nutritional supplements and other products in a doctor's office.
VT=VO

They say, in most cases, the same supplements or products are available at a grocery store or health food store. However, the sale of products such as knee braces or special asthma inhalers may be okay since it may be hard to find those products elsewhere. And some teaching in using the products is involved. So, if your doctor tries selling you a product, he or she should tell you why you won't find that product elsewhere and how much money they're making off the deal.
VT=VO

Also today, got a sore back? Well maybe a nice massage would help. A study from Stanford finds massage therapy is an effective and often cheaper way to take care of chronic back pain. Better in fact than acupuncture or self treatment. ON CAM And finally, a little bit of history courtesy of the NEJM. Two hundred years ago this week, George Washington died of a croup like illness. And the journal details how the first president was treated. Today, we advise cool mist and lots of liquids, sometimes cortisone type medications for croup. Back then, they did blood letting. In fact, they drained off more than 5 units of blood to see if it would make Washington better. They also made Washington drink molasses and vinegar. He died less than a day after, starting out with a mild cold and hoarseness. And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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((Archive: Oz on Ice)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The six firefighters who died last Friday battling a huge warehouse fire in Massachusetts, will be remembered today.

President Clinton is to speak during the two-hour memorial service.
The bodies of four firefighters have still not been recovered.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The family of the late Martin Luther King Junior hopes a jury verdict yesterday in Memphis, Tennessee, will spark another investigation into his murder.
The jury -- hearing a civil suit filed by the King family -- found there was a conspiracy in the assassination.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And three large General Motors cars performed well in crash tests, according to an insurance company research group.

But the Chrysler L-H-S got a ``poor'' rating because its air-bag deployed too slowly.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Buick Park Avenue, the Buick LeSabre and the Cadillac Seville did well in the crash tests, and were chosen as ``best picks.''
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday December 9.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[mlk-conspiracy]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


A startling ruling in Memphis....where a jury decided that the reverend Martin Luther King Junior was the victim of a vast murder conspiracy.
Jennifer Jones has the story.
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[SOT]

[3:40:01]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Pepper/King Family Attorney; :17]
[super=01-Dexter King/Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Son; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte.]

(((NAT:"DID LOYD JOYERS PARTICIPATE IN A CONSPIRACY TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, YOUR ANSWER IS YES..") A JURY HAS FINALLY SPOKEN-- RULING THAT THERE WAS A CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE THE LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER.
SOT: WILLIAM PEPPER/KING FAMILY ATTORNEY

THE SUIT STEMS FROM COMMENTS MADE BY LOYD JOWERS-- A RETIRED MEMPHIS BUSINESSMAN -- WHO-- 6-YEARS AGO-- CLAIMED HE PAID SOMEONE TO KILL THE REVEREND.... BUT THAT THE HITMAN WAS NOT JAMES EARL RAY. RAY CONFESSED TO THE CRIME-- BUT THEN SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CLAIMING HE WAS INNOCENT. THE CONSPIRACY THEORY HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT SINCE THE DAY THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR WAS MURDERED IN MEMPHIS IN 19-68. FINALLY TODAY...VINDICATION FOR HIS FAMILY.
SOT: DEXTER KING/MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S SON

THE KING FAMILY ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED ONLY ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN DAMAGES, CONTENT THAT NEW INTEREST WILL SPUR ANOTHER INVESTIGATION INTO THE SHOOTING. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS CHARLOTTE.))

[2-Graham-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


A man who killed a 20 year old woman during a Richmond robbery in 19-93 is scheduled to die for the crime tonight.

Andre Graham also shot the woman's boyfriend, who survived.
Graham claims another man who was executed in January for an unrelated double slaying killed 20-year-old Sheryl Stack.
He has filed a clemency petition with Governor Gilmore.

[E-Gov-Mansion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-50 43:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bob Vila's about to put the Virginia Governor's Mansion in the national home-improvement spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April]


The mansion is featured in 13 segments of the home-improvement guru's syndicated show "Home Again."
The first program featuring the mansion airs this weekend.
Vila has also included a sneak peek at the multi-million dollar make-over on his web-site, at Bob Vila - dot - com.

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[2-E-Rollins-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:43:43]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex - Chpt. 11]


Days after filing for bankruptcy and cutting 11-hundred jobs, Tultex CEO Randy Rollins says he had no other choice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Rollins says he regrets the apparel company had to file for Chapter-11 bankruptcy last week.
But he doubts management could have done anything else to help Tultex make money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:03]
[IN Q=this is an]

((RANDY ROLLINS: THIS IS AN INDUSTRY ISSUE. AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY A MISTAKE THAT, IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, UNFORTUNATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=UNFORTUNATELY]
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[VO-NAT]


Rollins says the entire industry is competing against cheap foreign imports.
Now ... Tultex will do almost all of its manufacturing in Mexico ... as the company tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.
It just laid off 26-hundred workers.
None of the company's officers is taking a pay cut.
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[E-Business-Class]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mron]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 19:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, a Roanoke College program is trying to keep local businesses afloat.
Kate Weidaw has the story of one class where the academics have a proven record of translating to real-world success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephanie Green and]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Green/Roanoke College Senior; :24]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Johnson Hartman/Heartland Bread Company; :58]
[SUPER=01-Al Pollard/Corned Beef & Co.; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke]

((Stephanie Green and her policy project group members are presenting what could be the next seafood restaurant in the Valley, called the Backfin bar and grill -- complete with its own logo of a happy crab. The group spent a semester finding a place for the restaurant, creating a financial policy, and developing a theme for the restaurant -- and that's just to name a few things.

[SOT 54:58]
[INQ=]

((STEPHANIE GREEN/ROANOKE COLLEGE SENIOR: EVERYTHING WE DO IS IN A GROUP SO YOU REALLY LEARN HOW TO WORK TOGETHER AND GET ALONG.))
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[STANDUP 57:50]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: FOR OVER 30 YEARS STUDENTS AT ROANOKE COLLEGE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESSES, HUNDREDS OF IDEAS HAVE COME OUT OF HERE BUT ONLY A FEW HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL. HEARTLAND BREAD COMPANY IS ONE OF THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


Cathy Johnson Hartman is a graduate of Roanoke College and also co-owner of Heartland Bread Company. She used the marketing plan and financial structure from her project in the class to create the business four years ago.

[SOT 1:00:37]
[INQ=I used that]

((CATHY JOHNSON HARTMAN/HEARTLAND BREAD COMPANY: I USED THAT WHEN I HELPED MY HUSBAND AND SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW PUT TOGETHER A PROPOSAL FOR A BREAD STORE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


Across town one of Roanoke's most well known night spots is Corned Beef and Company --another successful business that came from an idea developed in the business policy class.

[SOT 1:08:06]
[INQ=I guess]

((AL POLLARD/CO-OWNER CORNED BEEF AND COMPANY: I GUESS THE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS WAS STARTING OUT REAL SMALL AND GRADUALLY GROWING THE BUSINESS AS WE WENT ALONG AND THE DEMAND WAS THERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


In 1985 Corned Beef and Company was nothing more than a food court. It was such a success it lead to a small restaurant, and then through the years, expanded into what it is today-- four buildings combined into one establishment. Pollard and Hartman both agree that Roanoke College's business policy class was just a stepping stone to help them get where they are today -- along with hard work and long hours. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

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[COMM #6]

((Archive: Oz on Ice))

[crash-test]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bigger is finally better for many American cars....at least in one very important area, crash tests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[3:19:14]
The latest round of crash tests show big cars made some big improvements.
Most notably, the Cadillac Seville.
In 19-97, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Cadillac Seville one of the poorest performers in its class.
But the 2000 model is now rated the Institutes "Best Pick."
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[SOT]

((BRIAN ONEILL, INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY; GM WENT AWAY, THEY WORKED ON THE DESIGN, THEY IMPROVED IT, AND NOW ITS A GOOD PERFORMER))
[SUPER=01-Brian O'Neill/Insurance Institute;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=and now itsa good performer.]
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[VO-NAT]


What changed is the design of the safety cage.
The 2000 model, on the bottom, absorbed the crash much better.
In addition to the Cadillac Seville, the institute gave a thumbs up to the Buick LeSabre, the Pontiac Bonneville, and the Chevy Impala.
But the news was not so good for Chrysler.
The Dodge Intrepid was rated only marginal, and the Chrysler L-H-S was the only new car tested to receive the lowest rating of all.
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[E-Old-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC1:21:48]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


Virginia Tech's undefeated football season is getting a lot of attention.
Tech had another undefeated football season-- 45 years ago.
Joe Dashiell takes a look back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In 1954]
[SUPER=03-Victory Stadium/1954; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Kerfoot/'54 Guard; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jack Prater/'54 Center; :35]
[SUPER=01-Dickie Beard/'54 Halfback; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Don Divers/'54 Fullback; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-George Preas/'54 Tackle; 1:53 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cranwell/'54 Quarterback; 2:02]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 2:25]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell, News-7]


((In 1954, Virginia Tech was coming off a five and five season, but after a strong spring practice expectations were high.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We opened with NC State]

((BILLY KERFOOT: WE OPENED WITH NC STATE. AND WE PLAYED A GOOD GAME AGAINST THEM AND THEN THE NEXT GAME WAS AGAINST WAKE FOREST. WAKE FOREST I THINK THE WEEK BEFORE HAD BEATEN MARYLAND AND WE BEAT WAKE FOREST 28 TO NOTHING. SO THEN WE KNEW WE WERE ON THE WAY.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=so then we were on the way.]


But what started out with such promise almost came to an early end when senior quarterback Johnny Dean was injured.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, Johnny breaks his leg]

((JACK PRATER: WELL JOHNNY BREAKS HIS LEG IN THE RICHMOND GAME OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THIRD GAME. AND YOUNG BILLY CRANWELL SOPHOMORE TOOK OVER, DIDN'T WAVER, FALTER OR ANYTHING.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=or anything.]


The team wasn't very big... Cranwell weighed in at just 165 pounds... but the players were fast and smart.
On the way to an 8 - 0 and 1 season, The team would beat all four ACC opponents... including Clemson in Death Valley.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And we played Clemson in 101-degree]

((JACK PRATER: WE PLAYED CLEMSON IN 101- DEGREE WEATHER DOWN THERE. YOU TALK ABOUT HOT.)) ((DICKIE BEARD: SOME OF THE BOYS ON THE SIDELINE GOT SUNBURNED IT WAS SO WARM. AND PLAYING BOTH WAYS WE WERE GLAD THE GAME GOT OVER.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=glad the game got over.]


They were prepared for conditions like that... Coach Frank Moseley was a disciple of Bear Bryant, and a strong disciplinarian.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We did have eight seniors]

((DON DIVERS: WE DID HAVE EIGHT SENIORS WHO HAD BEEN THROUGH HELL. MOSELEY, WHEN HE GOT THERE, THERE WERE 90-SOME BALL PLAYERS. FOUR YEARS LATER THERE WERE NINE LEFT.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=there were nine left.]


One of the nine was George Preas, the tackle who went on to play eleven seasons with the Baltimore Colts.
He credits Frank Moseley with the conditioning and coaching that helped him succeed in the NFL.
Today, he lives with Parkinson's Disease but hasn't lost his passion for Tech football.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mosely he made a team out of us]

((GEORGE PREAS: MOSELY, HE MADE A TEAM OUT OF US. HE HAD US RUNNING EVERY DAY, HITTING AFTER PRACTICE.)) ((HE THOUGHT WE COULD GO ON AND WIN IT, AND HE WAS RIGHT.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=and he was right.]


By all accounts it was a close-knit group, one in which the seniors encouraged the younger players.
[SOT]
[IN Q=There wasn't a practice]

((BILL CRANWELL: THERE WASN'T A PRACTICE THAT WENT BY WHEN JOHNNY DEAN AND I CHANGED PLACES THAT HE DIDN'T STOP ME, SHAKE MY HANDS, PAT ME ON THE BACK, TELL ME WHAT A GOOD JOB I WAS DOING AND SAY "GO ON KID." AND THAT HAPPENED IN THE GAMES TOO AND IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS DOING THAT.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=entire team was doing that.]


Members of the '54 squad have kept up with one another, and the fortunes of their football team. And many of them will be in New Orleans when Virginia Tech vies for the national championship on January fourth.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Duke beats Tech women's hoops, and the awards continue for Tech's Corey Moore.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=great day everyone]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins says he regrets the apparel company had to file for Chapter-11 bankruptcy last week.
But he doubts management could have done anything else to help the company make money.
Now ... Tultex will do almost all of its manufacturing in Mexico ... as the company tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia's executive mansion is about to get some national attention.
The home will be featured in 13 segments of Bob Vila's syndicated show "Home Again."
The first program featuring the mansion airs this weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Professional baseball in Lynchburg got a major boost from a woman who's never even see the local minor league team play.
Developer Ann Merritt Hutchinson donated one million dollars towards the renovation of 60- year- old City Stadium.
Hutchinson is a Campbell County native who now lives in New York.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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