[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The U-S Supreme Court rejects Christy Brzonkala's violence against women claim.

We'll start the newscast tonight with story of the former Virginia Tech student.
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[VO-NAT]


Then take you LIVE out to the forest fire in Bedford County- -that borders the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Adam Petty is remembered at a memorial service in the Triad. Bobby Knight is allowed to keep his job at Indiana.
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[VO-NAT]

And bad boy Bobby Knight will not lose his job, after all, at Indiana.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Rather chilly for this time of year. Frost advisories are up. We will show you where in just a moment.

[Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-08 TC1:17:43]
[GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala]

The U-S Supreme Court ruled AGAINST Christy Brzonkala today. It means women do not have the right to sue a rapist in federal court.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Newsroom]

Tina Tenret is in the newsroom with more.
[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]

Keith, this ends a six-year battle between a former Virginia Tech student and the football players she says raped her.
But the Supreme Court is also sending a message to ALL women who've been raped: stay in state court -- not federal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Christy Brzonkala]
[SUPER=01-David Paxton/Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=on the books]

(( Christy Brzonkala was the first ever to use the Violence Against Women Act to sue her alleged attackers in federal court. But the Supreme Court says states should rule on these cases.
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[SOT 14:46:17]
[IN Q=Had a different]

((HAD A DIFFERENT DECISION COME DOWN TODAY THE MEANING OF THAT WOULD BE CONGRESS COULD REGULATE MARRIAGE, ADOPTION, ALL OF THE FAMILY ISSUES THAT WERE NEVER WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS ABOUT.)) [RUNS:17]
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Paxton says he hopes his client -- former Tech football player Tony Morrison -- can clear his name now. Despite all this publicity, he was never charged with rape. But Brzonkala's attorney says this is not over: [pre-pro] Eileen Wagner says even though she expected the Supreme Court ruling, she hopes to keep Congress's attention and get a new law on the books.))
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[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]

Lawyers say there is one way women can sue rapists in federal court -- if the victim and the attacker live in different states.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Newsroom]
(QUESTION: Tina, what's Virginia Tech's reaction?)

Keith, a spokesman said today he's glad the whole ordeal is over. He thinks it hurt Tech's reputation but says the school does have good safety programs.

[Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#00-]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


After two days and hundreds of man hours, fire crews are still trying to get the upper hand on a forest fire in Bedford Co. The fire has scorched hundreds of acres along the Blue Ridge Parkway
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Starlink]

and that's where Steve Smallshaw joins us with an update.
[Live=Steve Full/Starlink]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Starlink]



[Payne]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC39:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


L-F Payne made it official.
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[SOT 14:05:54]
[IN Q=This is much]

((L.F. PAYNE/D-FORMER CONGRESSMAN: THIS IS TWICE AS MUCH MEDIA AS I HAD AT ANY TIME WHEN I WAS RUNNING FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.))
[SUPER=01-L. F. Payne/(D) Former Congressman; ]
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[OUT Q=lieutenant governor.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The former fifth district congressman and losing lieutenant governor candidate in 1997 says he will NOT run for governor next year.
He says he believes he would have been a strong candidate.
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[SOT 14:07:31]
[IN Q=However the]

((L.F. PAYNE/D-FORMER CONGRESSMAN: HOWEVER THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT MARK WARNER HAS FAR MORE RESOURCES IN TERMS OF TIME, IN TERMS OF STAFF, IN TERMS OF MONEY, THAN I CAN MUSTER. AND HE IS BUILDING A VERY FORMIDABLE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION THAT MAKES IT VERY UNLIKELY THAT I COULD SECURE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION.))
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[OUT Q=Democratic nomination.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payne called on all candidates for governor next year to avoid what he called "knee jerk tax cuts."
He says Virginia needs solutions to its transportation problems more than future tax cuts.
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[Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:21:15]
[GRAPHIC=Medicare]


President Clinton is pushing his prescription drug plan through Congress and calling on Republicans to pass it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; ]


The proposal would allow Medicare to cover half the cost of prescriptions up to two-thousand dollars a year.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Republicans say it's too expensive, but some Roanoke Medicare recipients say what's too expensive are prescriptions.
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[IN Q=People like me]

((PAUL GAGNON/MEDICARE RECIPIENT: FOR PEOPLE LIKE THAT DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER INSURANCE SO NATURALLY IT WOULD HELP ME, MY LIVING WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER I COULD BUY THE THINGS THAT I NEED MOSTLY.buttbuttbutt.WE DON'T HAVE ANY AIR CONDITION BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.)) ((DAVID FLEMING/ROANOKE PHARMACIST: THEY'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE LIVING MONTH TO MONTH ON NOTHING BUT SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS AND BY THE TIME THEY PAY THEIR GROCERY AND UTILITY BILLS, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR THEM TO BUY THEIR MEDICATION WITH SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY GO WITHOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Gagnon/Medicare Recipient; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Fleming/Roanoke Pharmacist; :15]
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[OUT Q=they go without.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fleming says many patients who don't take the medication at all or skip doses end up getting sick and have to go to the hospital which costs an estimated four billion dollars a year.
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[Danville-fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:13:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Danville police officer didn't think about his own life when he saved a family from a burning home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Chris Tillman says he was on his way home from work when he saw flames shooting from the house and power lines down.

It happened around one this morning. He says the experience was an emotional one and made him think about his own family.
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[SOT 1:54:38]
[IN Q=After I went ]

((CHRIS TILLMAN/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: AFTER I WENT HOME I KISSED MY THREE CHILDREN LAST NIGHT. THAT'S WHO I SAW LAST NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Tillman/Danville Police Officer;]
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[OUT Q=I saw last night.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tillman had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Fire investigators say a shop light on the porch overheated and started the fire.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke citizens will soon sit on a police review board.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[V/O-NAT]
And at V-M-I they honored not only fallen cadets of the Battle of New Market- -but an alumnus who embodies their spirit. More on that later.
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[City-council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-12 TC45:16]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Change is on the horizon for the Roanoke City Police Department.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton just left city council where the changes were outlined late this afternoon.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]



[Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC30:58]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


It's an intersection Pittsylvania County emergency crews have been to before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


An accident at the intersection of Whispering Pines Road and highway 58 sent four people to the hospital this afternoon.
Authorities say 86 year old June Smith Mitchell from Danville, pulled out in front of another driver.
Officers charged Mitchell with failing to yield the right of way.
Less than two weeks ago a similar incident happened involving a school bus...
more than a dozen children had to be taken to the hospital.
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[Wytheville-CC]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC22:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After twenty years, Wytheville Community College's leader is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


College president Bill Snyder announced his retirement today.
He spent 26 years at the community college, first as a Dean of Instruction.
Enrollment rose 23 percent during his tenure.
Snyder says he's most proud of adding new campus sites and programs of study ... AND offering more scholarship funds.
He says he's looking forward to spending time with his family.
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[SOT 3:49:28 - :40]
[IN Q=I want to teach]

((WILLIAM SNYDER/WYTHEVILLE C.C. PRESIDENT: I WANT TO TEACH MY GRANDCHILDREN TO FISH AND SPEND SOME TIME HIKING ON THE 170-MILE RAILROAD TRAIL THAT'S JUST BEEN CONNECTED.))
[SUPER=01-William Snyder/Wytheville C. C. President;]
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[OUT Q=that's just been connected.]
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[VO-NAT]


Snyder will stay through January of 2001.
The search for his replacement begins immediately.
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[Stocks]


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


A good day on Wall Street in advance of tomorrow's Federal Reserve meeting. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW climbed 198-points and NASDAQ gained 79.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index rose almost a point.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC45:28]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


The New Market medal was awarded today to an unassuming alumnus at Virginia Military Institute.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Sol Rawls emulates V-M-I's ideal, the citizen soldier.
It's not his military record nor personal achievements that matter... but his civic leadership and devotion to duty that were recognized here.
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[SOT 13:47:40]
[IN Q=Overwhlemed, quite embarassed.]

((OVERWHELMED, QUITE EMBARRASSED, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I LIVE UP TO THE STANDARDS OF THE NEW MARKET MEDAL. BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO BE THE FIRST NOT TO ACCEPT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sol Waite Rawls, Jr./Medal Winner]
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[OUT Q=to accept it.]
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
The New Market Medal was created in 1962. Rawls joins the company of Generals and Governors- -only nine other men before him- -who've been awarded this medal.
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((DIED ON THE FIELD OF HONOR, SIR.))
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[OUT Q=of honor, sir.]
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[V/O-NAT]
It honors those who embody the spirit of honor and self-sacrifice of the 10 cadets killed in the Battle of New Market in 1864.
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[Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC20:24]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More jobs are speeding into Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; ]


This time 50 jobs will be available as soon as Arrington Manufacturing moves into its new facility at the County's Beaver Creek business park.
The company that builds Dodge Engines for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series announced its expansion plans this morning.
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[SOT 33:41]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((JOEY ARRINGTON/COMPANY PRESIDENT: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT TO USE THE PEOPLE'S TALENT THAT ARE IN THIS COUNTY. IT JUST MAKES MOST BUSINESS SENSE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Joey Arrington/Arrington Manufacturing Pres.;]
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[OUT Q=business sense to us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Joey Arrington, the president of the company, is the son of Buddy Arrington who was a race car driver in the 60s through the 80's.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, over 1000 folks attend today's Memorial service for ADam Petty. The Roanoke College softball team is now looking for some home cooking. The Kings crown a local scholar at Blue Hills.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke College softball team can keep its luggage in the closet this week as it goes for the NCAA title in its own backyard.
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[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 1348tc]
[GRAPHIC=PETTY]

19 year old Adam Petty was such a home body that he still lived at home and shared a room with his younger brother Austin. This afternoon is was Austin and younger sister Montgomery Leigh who took turns eulogizing their late brother at a memorial service in High Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-High Point, NC; :00]

More than 1000 friends, relatives and members of other race teams made their way to High Point, North Carolina for a private memorial service. Among those atttending the service today were Winston Cup stars Dale Jarrett, Terry Labonte and Ward Burton. Adam Petty was killed in a rather routine looking wreck last Friday while practicing in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-71]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]

No one has ever accused Bobby Knight of being a "Knight in Shining Armor" - but his reputation has been tarnished almost beyond repair of late
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

after a number of players and associates came forward to discuss Knight's questionable behavior. This afternoon the University spared him his job. Instead of getting fired he was fined $30 thousand dollars, suspended for three games. President Myles Brand says the 59 year old Knight is on a zero tolerance program for the future and in effect has been given one last chance.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 2501tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBAPLAYOFFS]


The NBA playoffs resume tonight with the Sixers and Pacers banging heads in game 5. With a win the Pacers can eliminate Philadelphia from the postseason equation. The Pacers will be without Reggie Miller tonight. He's serving his one game suspesion from throwing a punch at Matt Geiger. Geiger, meanwhile, is suspended for the next two games for his flagrant foul.
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((MATT GEIGER:))
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[talent=mike]
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Geiger also was fined $20 thousand for the foul and the team was fined $50 thousand. The Sixers told the NBA today that they will NOT pay a penny.



[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 38:47]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


Thursday at three PM at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, the Roanoke College softball team opens the national championships against Alma College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Lady Maroons reached the elite eight by winning the double elimination regionals this past weekend. Roanoke is 42 and 3 coming into the NCAA championship tournament while Alma is 39 and 6. Competing for a national title in their back yard is an opportunity these Lady Maroons won't let slip away.
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[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Roanoke Pitcher; :12]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Softball Coach; :00]

((AMY LAYMAN/ROANOKE PITCHER:)) ((ALAN BAYSE/ROANOKE SOFTBALL COACH:))
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[OUT Q=....go from there"]
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[S-Golf]


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


The Fourth annual King Family Memorial Golf Tournament teed off today at the Blue Hills Golf Course. A very special ward was also given out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Jason Childress is the recipient of the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame King Family Memorial Scholarship. He receives 25 hundred dollars that will go towards his college education at Virginia Tech next year as an engineering major.
Jason is a senior at William Byrd. He is a solid golfer who also maintains over a 3.6 grade point average.
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[SUPER=01-Johnny King/Blue Hills Golf Pro; :]
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[OUT Q=....scholarship"]
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[S-Award]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=B'NAI B'RITH]


The 50th annual B'nai B'rith athletic and achievement awards are set to get under in just a few minutes at the Wyndham Hotel. 30 of the top male and female scholar athletes from area high schools will be honored by the Israel Friedlander Lodge.
We'll let you hear from the winners tonight on News 7 at 11.

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke Catholic School wants to use a Roanoke park for additional athletic facilities.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom tonight with more.
[Live= Jean/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


The Catholic Diocese has proposed to contribute 300-thousand dollars to Roanoke Parks and Recreation to build athletic facilities at Washington Park.
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[VO-NAT]


It would include a softball field as well as an additional soccer field -- all things school officials say the community has asked for.
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[Live= Jean/Newsroom]

Tonight on News 7 at 11 find out why the school wants to use this land
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

and how it might deal with opposition from the community.