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The governor vetoes the bill designed to provide health insurance to laid off textile workers.
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And the national rifle association convention attracts gun owners and controversy. We'll have a report on the NATIONAL convention in Charlotte.
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In sports, U-V-A advances in the A-C-C baseball tournament Mike Stevens has a preview of NASCAR's Winston.
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And the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament teed off today at the Roanoke Country Club.
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[WX-Head]
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The threat of severe weather continues this evening. We will check out the radar tracks in a few moments.

[Textile-Insurance]


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The final battle of the 2000 General Assembly is over.
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Governor Jim Gilmore has vetoed a seven million dollar emergency health insurance plan for laid off textile workers in Southside.
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Ellen Qualls in our Richmond newsroom with the latest.
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Keith, the Governor put this off to the final hour.
He had a deadline of midnight tonight to act on what lawmakers had sent back from their one day veto override session.
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(( The Governor called emergency health insurance for laid off textile workers "extreme and damaging."
Quoting now, "How can we explain to identical unemployed persons in every other area or industry why Martinsville textile workers get a generous benefit and they get nothing?"
If all jobless workersstatewide got insurance coverage from the state, it would cost 274 to 364 million dollars a year, according to the Governor.
He goes on to say that lawmakers' voting against HIS less generous insurance plan and substituting their own was an effort to mislead Martinsville workers into thinking their governor does NOT care about them.))
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We have a response from Martinsville Democratic Delegate Ward Armstrong tonight.
He says: "I am reminded of the parable of the Good Samaritan... When one encounters a person who is in dire need, one has two choices: to ignore those needs and carry on with one's business, or to stop and help. For not helping, one can always find a thousand reasons."
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((QUESTION: And good news for textile workers?))
The Governor says he knows of more than 50 sites in the Martinsville region that are being considered by new employers now.
Delegate Armstrong says that's great, because four thousand people or one in every 10 is still without a job in Martinsville and Henry County.

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Virginia's food tax cut is jeopardy.
State Finance Secretary Ron Tillett says tax collections are still booming -- eight and a half percent above last year at this time.
But the food tax cut law tied the cut to the Governor's projections... and actual revenues lag projections by almost two percent.
The 2001 General Assembly could pump in about 70 million dollars to keep the tax cut on schedule.
The first half cent cut began in January.

[NRA]


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Across Southwest Virginia and across the nation, gun violence seems to be on the increase.
Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association is fiercely defending the right to bear arms.
Forty thousand gun enthusiasts are expected to attend the N-R-A's 129th annual Convention this weekend in Charlotte.
Surae Chinn reports.
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[Claunch]


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More history was made today at the Virginia Military Institute .
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Erin Claunch was named one of two battalion commanders at the annual change of command ceremony.
She is the first woman to reach this position since the school began admitting women in 1997.
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((ERIN CLAUNCH: IF YOU'RE DETERMINED THAT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT BEFORE YOU COME HERE, IT'S EASY TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE RAT LINE.))
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The last all-male class will graduate tomorrow.
Once an opponent of women at V-M-I, General Josiah Bunting is now a strong supporter of students like Claunch.
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((GENERAL BUNTING: WE'RE VERY PROUD OF ERIN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SHE DESERVES EVERYTHING. SHE MET VMI ON VMI'S TERMS SO WE FEEL GREAT ABOUT IT.))
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Claunch hopes to receive a commissioned in the Air Force after she graduates next year.

[Festival-finances]


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Roanoke's Festival in the Park is a week away.
What started out 30 years ago as a beauty pageant, youth symphony, petting zoo and garden club demonstration ....has become nearly a half million dollar enterprise.
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Controversial civil rights leader Al Sharpton is coming to the Hill City.
Find out why later on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And from Herbert Hoover's limo to hearses-- all on the auction block this weekend.
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[Antique-Cars]


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Call it a different version of "Antiques Roadshow"..
This weekend, car enthusiasts will get a shot at owning a piece of the past.. Steve Smallshaw gives us a sneak peak at a unique auction event in Campbell County.
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They've been gathering dust for years, but this weekend, dozens of old cars are being brushed off and shined up.. in hopes of attracting a new owner.
From Model T's to Cadillacs.. hearses to horseless carriages.. they're all going on the auction block Saturday.
Officials say it's a unique opportunity to buy a classic car.
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((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS REALTY & AUCTION: YOU DON'T HAVE 'EM ON THE MARKET THAT OFTEN AND WE'RE GIVING PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO PUBLIC AUCTION AND BID ON THIS AND TAKE THEM HOME AND THERE'S SOME RARE TREASURES HERE.))
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Sometimes the treasures aren't just the cars themselves but what's IN them.. in the trunk of this 1935 Packard, auction crews discovered a hoard of old coins.. forgotten about until now.
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((INDIAN HEADS.. THAT'S SOME OLD MONEY THERE.. VERY VALUABLE.))
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The collection includes this Model T used in Herbert Hoover's inaugural parade..and an ornately- carved Roman racing cart from the turn of the century.
Rarely do this many antique vehicles become available at one time.
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((BARRY MUSE: WE'VE HANDLED SOME ANTIQUE CARS AND WE'VE SOLD SOME OF THE HORSE DRAWN EQUIPMENT AND EVERYTHING BUT ONE WITH THIS MANY PIECES IN IT, NO, I HAVEN'T. IT'S A RARE OPPORTUNITY AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO GET IT.))
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Expect a crowd Saturday.. Muse says he's had calls from interested collectors and museums from up and down the East Coast.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

[Stocks]


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Wall Street finished the week on a sour note. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW plunged 150 points. NASDAQ lost 148.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index lost more than two points.
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[Sharpton]


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Outspoken civil rights activist Al Sharpton will be bringing his controversial views to Lynchburg next month.
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Sharpton will be the guest speaker during Sunday services at Court Street Baptist Church on June 11th.
The head of the National Action Network has drawn fire for his comments about whites and Jews..
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but organizers say his critics are just blaming the messenger.
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((PASTOR JAMES COLEMAN/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: WE OFTEN IN THIS COUNTRY ARE ABLE TO BLAME PERSONS WHO EXPOSE PROBLEMS AS IF THEY CREATED THEM. AND I THINK THAT SHARPTON SIMPLY SPEAKS OUT OF A PASSION AT GETTING AT A ROOT CAUSE AND THEN SOMETIMES IS BLAMED FOR CAUSING A PROBLEM HE HAS SIMPLY EXPOSED.))
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Sharpton's appearance is part of a church effort to get more black men involved in their community.
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[Police-Memorial]


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Roanoke Valley police and sheriff's departments have lost 27 officers in the line of duty.
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A memorial service in their honor took place today in Vinton.
The ceremony included a wreath in which a carnation was placed for each officer who died.
The agencies taking part were from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Bedford, Botetourt and the State Police.
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And coming up in sports, The first round of the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament is in the book.
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And qualifying for the Winston is set for tonight at the Lowes Motor Speedway Mike Stevens has a report.
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The best junior golfers in the world began play in the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament at the Roanoke Country Club today.
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The first of three rounds on the par 71 course featured Patrick Henry's Lee Taylor and William Byrd's Scott Wise.
The Wong-glu-kee-it family has invaded Roanoke from Tailand. Brother Chan and twin sisters Aree and Naree are vying for the tournament's top honor.
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[S-Winston]


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The Winston Cup cars are back at the Lowe's Motor Speedway tonight getting set to qualify for tomorrow night's Winston all-star race. And Mike Stevens says there's a good chance that cash and chaos will go hand in hand in the event.
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(( Over the years the Winston has had more than it's share of memorable moments. But never until this year has the race had a whopping two million dollar purse RJ Reynolds has upped the ante - and likely the driver's blood pressure. The winner of the final ten lap segment in this year's Winston will win $500 thousand dollars. ((DALE JARRETT:)) Of course no one would ever wreck anyone on purpose in the Winston and no one would dare cheat to win or would they? ((HUMPY WHEELER:)) It may be just that now that Dale Junior is in it. Many think he's the man to beat in the dash for cash. But remember this rookie team already has torn up three of four race cars this season by being too aggressive.)) ((DALE EARNHART JR.))

[S-Combine]


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All Stars Clinics of the Roanoke Valley incudes the Ronde and Tiki Barber football camp and the George Lynch basketball camp. Steve Mason says the organization has spread it's wings for kids once again.
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