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[TALENT=Keith]

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A banner day for Mark Early... the A-G has an edge on Lieutenant Governor John Hager in NEXT year's race for governor.
We've got TWO LIVE reports from Tidewater as Republicans and Democrats convene there this weekend.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we'll check in on the Promisekeepers as they gather in Lynchburg.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, regional champioships are on theline tonight for several area high schools. Qualifying is complete at Dover,
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[VO-NAT]

where Kyle Petty made an emotional return to the NASCAR earlier today. His thoughts are coming up in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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A big change in the temperature forecast and a tropical WeatherSchool all ahead this evening. [open]
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The race for governor isn't until next year, but Republican Mark Early may already have an important victory in hand.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[GOP]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=LIVE]
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On the eve of Virginia's two major parties nominating George Allen and Chuck Robb for the U-S Senate, there are still a few surprises.
First we go to Virginia Beach and teh Republicans.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Starlink]


That's where Ellen Qualls is tonight.
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[OUT Q=Mark Warner.]

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[WRITER=ejo]
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[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :20]
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[OUT Q=make us all stronger.]

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Warner says he'll lay out his vision for Virginia tonight.
Candidate for Lt. Governor Emily Couric and candidate for Attorney General Donald McCeachen are also on the agenda.

And, Keith, Creigh Deeds and John Edwards are last minute additions to the lineup.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/WTKR Truck]



[Deeds-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-05 1:47:40]
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The Attorney General's race won't take place until next year.
At this point it's not clear if both Deeds and Edwards will ultimately seek the nomination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/This Winter;]

Delegate Creigh Deeds from Bath County says he's a fresh face with new energy he says Democrats need. But he admits he has less experience than Senator John Edwards, who also surprised party leaders by asking to speak tonight.
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[IN Q=My background and experience]

((MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE AS A FORMER U-S ATTORNEY, AS A FORMER VICE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, AND NOW HAVING BEEN ELECTED TO STATE SENATE TWO TIMES AND BEEN ELECTED BY A GOOD MARGIN TWICE. I THINK MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE MAKES ME A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
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[OUT Q=for Attorney General]
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#97-94 Capitol Grass]

Delegate Don (mick-EACH-in) McEachin of Henrico County has already been campaigning for Attorney General, so at this point he has a financial advantage. The election's next year.
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[First-Wx]
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((Keith tosses to Robin in WEATHER CENTER))
[ANCHOR=Robin]


Soaring temperatures today forced some southside public schools to shut down early.
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Students from Schoolfield Elementary School and the rest of Danville city schools went home around one this afternoon.
Pittsylvania and Henry County schools also got to go home early on a staggered schedule to allow buses to take the kids home.
There was some confusion about the early dismissal because the decision to close early was made this morning instead of last night.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [TOSS TO KEITH]

[Buchanan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 1:40:59]
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A former Christiansburg police officer was convicted today of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Terry Calvin Buchanan (BYOO cannon) pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery of the girl, who was a neighbor.
She said he fondled her in his car last year.
Buchanan left the police department after an internal investigation in December.
The judge gave him a suspended five- year sentence.
He'll serve no time if he registers as a sex offender and completes a sex offender treatment program.
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[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-16 49:50]
[GRAPHIC=Train Derailment]


The first five pieces of a Norfolk- Southern coal train derailed in Roanoke this afternoon.
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The 105-car train was headed for a power plant in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Three locomotives and two cars jumped the tracks.
They all remained more or less upright, at about a 30-degree tilt. The coal was contained. About 70 or 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from two of the locomotives.
The accident happened within the yard, so there were no traffic tie-ups as a result.
No word on a cause of the derailment.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A banking company is growing, and that means more jobs in a county that needs them. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[Promisekeepers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-06 1:39:39]
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Their goal is to help men become better husbands and better fathers by making them better servants to God.
But not everyone agrees with the message of the Promise keepers and they're making their voices heard in Lynchburg.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Liberty University where the first Promise keeper's rally of the year is being held. Steve, what is the protesters complaint with the Promise keepers?
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[Bank-Service]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A banking company in Henry County is expanding.
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Bank Services of Virginia is building its new corporate headquarters at the former Beaver Creek Plantation in the county. The expansion will create 25 jobs with in the year and 50 more in the near future. The company originated in the county.
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[IN Q=Henry County is an excellent]

((WORTH HARRIS CARTER/BANK SERVICES OF VIRGINIA: HENRY COUNTY IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO EXPAND. I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 1964. THEY HAVE EXCELLENT EMPLOYEES. THE CUSTOMERS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I COULDN'T FIND A BETTER PLACE TO EXPAND.))

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[OUT Q=place to expand.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County donated 16 acres of land for the expansion plans.
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[O'Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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And 100 new jobs are on the way to the South Boston area.
O'Sullivan Industries is expanding its factory there.
The company makes ready-to-assemble furniture and already employs 600 people at the South Boston factory.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stocks soared for the third day this week. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 143. NASDAQ jumped 231, more than six per cent. And the Bloomberg-News 7 local index rose about three and a half.

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[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 33:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hoechst Celanese has settled its differences with the E-P-A, but Celco will have to pay the government 300-thousand dollars to make it happen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/November, 1993]


It's a case that dates back six and half years in Western Virginia.
The feds alleged the Celanese plant was violating the Clean Air Act by releasing benzene.
The 300-thousand dollar payment actually settles three claims the E-P-A filed against Celco- -the one in Narrows... and ones in South Carolina and Texas.
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[Pike]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
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The wife of former Wythe County sheriff Wayne Pike has filed an 800-thousand dollar federal lawsuit against Incumbent Sheriff Kermit Osborne.
Martha Pike- -a dispatcher in the Sheriff's Office- -actively campaigned, first for Jeff Pike's nomination, and then for her husband's election in the Fall.
Wayne Pike had hired Martha in 1996, when he was still sheriff. He married her after resigning to serve on the state parole board.
Osborne won the election and fired Mrs. Pike five weeks later. She claims that's a violation of her right to due process and free speech.

[Henry-Chairman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
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The Henry County Board of Supervisors unanimously elected the Vice Chairman to take over as Chairman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Mike Seidle has taken on the leadership role since the former chairman, Jack Dalton, died last week. Seidle is very familiar with the position since he started taking on those duties four months ago when Dalton was diagnosed with cancer.
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[IN Q=There's nothing unusual]

((THERE'S NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT TAKING THIS SPOT SINCE YOU'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW. MIKE SEIDLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: YEAH JACK'S A GOOD TEACHER. HE TAUGHT ALL OF US HOW IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE DONE. WE DON'T WASTE ANY TIME. JACK'S A VERY GOOD TEACHER.))
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[VO-NAT]


There will be an election in November for the remaining seat on the board.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Kyle Petty returns to NASCAR and talks about the tough times since his son's death. Conditions should be favorable for tomorrow's Festival run.
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And can anyone stop the Blacksburg soccer team - Jefferson Forest will take a shot tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 5430tc]
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The Winston Cup circuit is in Dover, Delaware this weekend.
[GRAPHIC=ADAM PETTY]

It's the first stop on the NASCAR tour for the Petty family since the death of 19 year old Adam three weeks ago.
[GRAPHIC=Kyle]

Adam's dad Kyle is racing for the first time since his son's death. Ironically, today is Kyle's 40th birthday - understandably, the celebration is very low key.
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[IN Q=Coming in here...]
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[OUT Q=...NEVER MEET."]
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Kyle qualified Adam's Sprint car 20th for tomorrow's Busch race. But he was just 37th in Winston Cup time trials. Now here's the top 25 for Sunday's race. [GO TO CHYRON MOTION]


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[go to qualifying boards!!!!!!]
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[GO TO QUALIFYING] [WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=REGION C SOFTBALL]


Last night Glenvar and Patrick Henry Glade Spring sewed up spots in next week's Group A state tourney, but this afternoon
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Glenvar vs. PH Glade Spring; :00]

the Highlanders were hoping to add another regional title to their resume. But they had to deal with a Glade Spring team that spanked a good James River squad yesterday in the final four. As expected with these two quality teams, defense was the name of the game.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/0/PH Glade Spring/0/Third Inning;]

Both teams threatened to score early - but did not. Right now this game is in the third inning tied at zero.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 52:56]
[GRAPHIC=Regional Soccer]


The Region III soccer tournament championship is tonight at Salem high school at seven o'clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Jefferson Forest hopes to play giant killer as the Cavaliers have drawn the daunting task of trying to upset defending state champion Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="you know]
[SUPER=01-Jedd Zaring/Jefferson Forest Boys Soccer Coach; :00]

((JEDD ZARING/JEFFERSON FOREST BOYS SOCCER COACH:YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU WANT TO GET TO THE STATE FINALS YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH BLACKSBURG. THEY'RE A TWO TIME DEFENDING STATE CHAMP. WE HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR SHELLEY BLUMENTHAL AND WHAT HE DOES. THEY JUST RELOAD OVER THERE. WE'VE PLAYED EM PRETTY TOUGH LAST YEAR. WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE,WERE THE UNDER DOG AND I THINK MY BOYS WILL BE READY TO PLAY))
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[OUT Q=...ready to play"]
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[S-Archie]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 55:37]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley Sports club]


The Roanoke Valley Sports Club and the Ohio State alumni chapter here in Roanoke hosted two time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


Griffin visited with Buckeye alums and sports club members during a social hour before he spoke at Hotel Roanoke. Griffin is now the associate athletic director at Ohio State. He played under Woody Hayes and, ironically , the volatile Hayes served as a mentor to Indiana men's basketball coach Bobby Knight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="bobby knight]
[SUPER=01-Archie Griffin/Heisman Trophy Winner; :00]

((ARCHIE GRIFFIN/TWO TIME HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER:BOBBY KNIGHT IS CERTAINLY A GUY WHO IS TRYING TO GET THE BEST OUT OF HIS TEAM AND HE HAS CERTAIN METHODS OF DOING THAT AND WOODY WAS THE SAME WAY, I THINK THEIR METHODS WERE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. RIGHT NOW I THINK WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, SOMETHING WILL BE DONE. AND I THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT APPROACH TO TAKE TO THAT AND I THINK BOBBY KNIGHT HAS GOTTEN THE MESSAGE AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL ABIDE BY THAT MESSAGE.))
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[S-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=FESTIVAL RUN]


The annual American Electric Power Festival Run is set for tomorrow morning in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year; :00]

Once again several hundred runners are expected to take part in the 5 and 10k runs that get underway on Jefferson Street at 8am. Robin says the participants will lielky encounter some of the best conditions in recent years. A cold front is due to sweep through the valley between two & four am and temperatures will only be in the 60's with low humidity at the start of the races. As always we'll have the highlights for you on News 7 at Six tomorrow night.
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[AM-6Promo]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Winn-Dixie is closing four stores in the Lynchburg and Roanoke areas this week.
The first shutdown is today in Lynchburg ... and it's one a day through Thursday.
The Winn-Dixie cutbacks tonight on News 7 at 6.