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[TALENT=Jean]

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Rubatex will take back its union steelworkers, but not everyone is happy about it .. our top story on News 7 at 6.
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[TALENT=Jean]


And more schools are closing early tomorrow because of the heat. We'll have the list.

[Sports-head]


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In sports, we will check out the Junior Achievement golf tournament at Hunting Hills, the Avalanche talks about having the hottest bats in the Carolina league,
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and San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve young officially hangs up his cleats.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Some record highs on the east coast today as the scorching weather continues. And a few pop up thunderstorms as well. We have details in a few minutes.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Replacement workers at Rubatex await an uncertain future after strikers learn they're coming back.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Keith is off tonight.

[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Rubatex accepted the offer that will return striking employees to work on June 19-th.
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Jennifer Miele talked to strikers and replacement workers today where the agreement is getting mixed reviews.
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[VHDA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A state watch dog agency says the Virginia Housing Development Authority is not doing enough to help low income Virginians afford homes.
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The report criticizes V-H-D-A's high salaries, premiere office space near downtown Richmond, and its efforts to get the least affluent Virginians into affordable housing.
The director acknowledges there are problems.
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The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission says V-H-D-A mismanaged section eight federal rent subsidies.
The report shows the money could have subsidized 24-hundred extra housing units in 19-98 alone.
The good news in the report is that V-H-D-A has the best financial rating in any housing authority in the nation.
That helps keep loan rates low.
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[Green]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A woman who one judge says is "obsessed" with animals had an animal neglect charge against her dismissed in Bedford County.
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43-year old Valery Green was convicted of animal abuse in Franklin County three years ago and ordered not to possess any more animals.
The latest complaint involved a puppy with ringworm she sold to a local woman.. but her attorney says Green is not in the breeding business.
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((BILL WENTZ/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AS A MATTER OF FACT THIS IS MORE OF A HOBBY. SHE HAS A LOT OF ANIMALS.. MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE DO FOR JUST PASSING FOR A HOBBY, BUT SHE SELLS VERY FEW.))
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Today's animal neglect charge was dismissed after assistant commonwealth's attorney DIRK Pad-gett told the judge he didn't feel comfortable prosecuting Green.
Padgett represented her in a civil case when he was a private attorney several years ago.
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[Drowning]


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It did not take divers long to find the man who drowned in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend -- but they still don't know what happened to him. Jay Carter was 47-years old and from Roanoke. Tina Tenret talked to Carter's friend who was with him when he disappeared.
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(( Divers found Jay Carter's body near the State Park, in about 24 feet of relatively clear water.
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((NAT SOT: DO AN INITIAL VIEWING RIGHT THERE AND CHECK HIM BEFORE WE MOVE IT.))

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They do NOT suspect foul play.
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((GREG CARDER/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE TOOK THE BOAT OUT FOR A LITTLE SPIN. WE WEREN'T OUT 20 MINUTES AND DECIDED TO COOL OFF, GET WET. HE WAS HERE ONE MINUTE, GONE THE NEXT.)) [RUNS12]
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Greg Carder was with Jay when he drowned and says the two were NOT drinking.
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((GREG CARDER/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WHEN I SAW HIM GET IN THE WATER HE WAS TREADING WATER AND SWIMMING ALONG PRETTY GOOD. ))
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[OUT Q=along pretty good]

Investigators say the danger of Smith Mountain Lake is that trees, buildings, and barbed wire still lurk beneath the surface. They were never removed when the lake was filled.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: THESE PEOPLE WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY GETTING UP IN A COVE IF THEY WANTED TO SWIM AND GETTING OUT OF THE TRAFFIC OF THE BOATS.)) [RUNS06]
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But Greg Carder says next time, he'll wear a lifejacket. Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County))

[Schools-Heat]


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Hot weather is already leading a couple of school districts to dismiss classes early tomorrow.
Here's the list we have ...
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
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[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early tomorrow:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Six, the Roanoke Valley Crime Line tries to snare more crooks.
We'll explain how.
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And Danville Braves management is in the home-stretch in its race to Opening night.
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[Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Friends are paying their respects to the Roanoke policeman killed in a traffic accident over the weekend.
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People who knew Officer Connie Ray Lee have been leaving flowers throughout the day at the scene of Saturday night's accident .
Police say Lee was riding his motorcycle on Brambleton Avenue and had to swerve to avoid another cycle in front of him.
The off-duty patrolman suffered severe head and internal injuries. He died at the hospital.
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[Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke Valley Crime Line wants to catch more crooks.
Today, the group launched a campaign it hopes will increase its visibility in the community and provide more money for rewards.
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Last year, Roanoke Valley Crime Line received 119 tips. That information resulted in seven arrests and six rewards.
Today, the group announced a fundraising campaign, that will allow the group to expand its efforts and offer more assistance to law enforcement agencies.
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((JIM JOYCE/CRIME LINE BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT WHEN A COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF CRIME LINE THAT WE GET TIPS, WE GET CALLS AND WE HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE SOLVE CRIMES.)) ((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I THINK WE CAN GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED, MORE CASES SOLVED, A BETTER AND SAFER COMMUNITY AS A RESULT.))
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Among the first major supporters of Crime Line is U-S Cellular, which presented a check for five thousand dollars this morning.
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[Death-Penalty]


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The U-S Supreme Court says juries do not need to be told if parole is an option in a death penalty case.
The five to four decision came today in the case of a Fairfax killer whose execution was stayed last year.
The decision means convicted killers nationwide will have a harder time challenging death sentences.
But Friday Virginia's State Supreme court ruled six to one that jurors should now be told that parole is no longer an option for capital murders in Virginia.
Both decisions come as a national report shows Virginia has a per capita execution rate nearly double the next nea
rest state--- but a much lower rate of court reversals.


The Columbia law professor who did the study says that could mean trial errors are not being discovered by Virginia courts.
The Virginia attorney generals office says it shows instead how well the justice system works.

[HMO's]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The nation's highest court issued a ruling today affecting patients and their H-M-O's.
In a unanimous ruling-- the justices said patients do NOT have the right to sue their H-M-O in FEDERAL court for giving doctors bonuses to keep down treatment costs.
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Patients can still sue in STATE court.
However, only four states have legislation on the books.
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For the past three years-- Roanoke Senator John Edwards has introduced a bill which would have given Virginians the right to hold their H-M-O accountable on the state level.
But the bills has always been defeated.
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((WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS THERE OUGHT TO BE A WAY IN WHICH PATIENTS WHEN THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY REFUSES TO PAY FOR WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY, THERE OUGHT TO BE A WAY TO HOLD THE HMO's ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE INJURY THAT RESULTS BECAUSE OF THAT NEGLIGENCE.))
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Supporters of managed health care view today's decision as a victory.
A spokesperson for the Virginia Association of Health Plans says the decision is the best thing for consumers who want and need affordable health care.

[Stocks]


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Worries about earnings sent stocks lower today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 50 points, while NASDAQ fell 107.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about a point and a half.
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[Danville-Braves]


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Now for that story we tried to bring you earlier.
Surae Chinn has more on the Danville-Braves race to opening night.
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((RENE OAKS/PR: LETS CHANGE SOME OF THIS AND GET SOME FONTS THAT WE WANT.)) [RUNS:04]
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((EVERYTHING'S REALLY HECTIC.)) [RUNS:02]
Time is not on their side at the Danville Braves Ballpark.
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((IT'S TOUGH BECAUSE IT'S LATE VERY CLOSE TO THE SEASON. USUALLY YOU WANT GROUP SALES EARLY IN THE SPRING.)) [RUNS:05]
The sales department isn't the only one throwing a fastball.
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((IT'S HER FIRST DAY. RENE OAKS/P.R. YEAH I JUST GOT HERE TODAY!)) [RUNS:05]
And Rene Oaks only has a few days to get a Danville Braves program designed and make it a hit.
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((RENE OAKS/P.R. BEING HERE MY FIRST DAY AND JUMPING IN WITH BOTH FEET IN. IT'S AWESOME. THAT'S MY PERSONALITY. I LOVE IT.)) [RUNS:05]
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((IT'S ORDERED CHAOS.))
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE REASON FOR THE CHAOS AND WHY THEY'RE SO BEHIND. THE TEAM HAS BEEN UNDER TURMOIL SINCE THE CITY SUED IT FOR NOT PAYING STADIUM RENT FEES AND OTHER COSTS. BUT THAT HAS ALL CHANGED NOW THAT THERE IS A NEW GENERAL MANAGER IN PLACE.)) [RUNS:13]
That man who's trying to make this season a grand slam is David Cross.
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((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S CHAOTIC. SO MUCH TO DO IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.)) [RUNS:05]
And it's even tougher when every few minutes season ticket holders drop into find out about their tickets.
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((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: THEY WEREN'T ORDERED UNTIL APRIL THEY STILL WANT THEIR TICKETS IN HAND.)) [RUNS:07]
But they all knew it would be a challenge to make opening day a home run. Surae Chinn News 7 Danville.))
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49ers quarterback Steve Young finally listens to his head, not his heart, words from the pacers on slowing down the lakers,
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and we will visit the junior achievemnt golf event at hunting hills
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Future NFL hall of fame quarterback Steve Young officially retired from the San Francisco 49ers today after a 15 year career. Young hangs up the cleats as the league's highest rated passer. He spent many years backing up Joe Montana, but nothing can take away his love for the Niners.
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((STEVE YOUNG/SEVEN TIME PRO BOWL SELECTION:))
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[OUT Q=.....super bowl"]
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Young won one super bowl, back in 1995 and has been a two time league MVP. He tossed 232 touchdown passes and rushed for over four thousand yards. But he sustained eight concussions over his career.
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[S-Golf]


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This afternoon on the fairways and greens of Hunting Hills Country Club, Golfers teed it up for a good cause as well as the chance to not only outhit but outbid there competition.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

There are 440 Golfers in today's competition that is being held at Hunting Hills after being held at the Roanoke Country Club in the past few years. The leader in the Clubhouse was Company One Source Communications with a Team Score of 55. A Silent Auction was held this afternoon and a Live Auction will be held tonight at the tournaments conclusion. All of Today's Proceeds will benefit Local Junior Achievement Foundations.
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[OUT Q=....business education"]
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Salem Avalanche is on the road for the first three days of the week, taking on Potomac. The Avs bats have been especially hot of late. Salem is batting .276 as a team, which is tops in the Carolina league.
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((ALAN COCKRELL/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
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[OUT Q=good things happen"]
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Heavy hitting designated hitter John Lindsay says getting glasses this off season has helped his game. He's batting well over .300.
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[S-UVA]


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The University of Virginia football program has been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for it's graduation rate involving players.
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UVa is one of 26 football programs to receive honorable mention status for having a graduation rate of 70 percent or better. The survey that UVa was a part of included 97 institutions. Virginia has been recognized for it's graduation rate among football players each of the last 17 years.
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[WRITER=gki]
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The Indiana Pacers got off the mat and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Pacers feel confident they can tie this series up with a Game 4 victory regardless of the status of Laker guard Kobe Byrant.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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One college basketball note. Virginia tech womens head basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced today that Aimee Michelson, a six foot post player from Tyler Junior College in Texas, has decided NOT to attend Virginia Tech in the fall. The player signed a non-bindingg grant in aid with the Lady Hokies in May.

[Danville-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:04:56]
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Now for that story we tried to bring you earlier.
Surae Chinn has more on the Danville-Braves race to opening night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Let's change some]
[SUPER=01-Rene Oaks/Public Relations; :33]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :42]
[SUPER=01-David Cross/General Manager; 1:03]
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((RENE OAKS/PR: LETS CHANGE SOME OF THIS AND GET SOME FONTS THAT WE WANT.)) [RUNS:04]
[SOT 22:42]

((EVERYTHING'S REALLY HECTIC.)) [RUNS:02]
Time is not on their side at the Danville Braves Ballpark.
[SOT 28:25]

((IT'S TOUGH BECAUSE IT'S LATE VERY CLOSE TO THE SEASON. USUALLY YOU WANT GROUP SALES EARLY IN THE SPRING.)) [RUNS:05]
The sales department isn't the only one throwing a fastball.
[SOT 22:17]

((IT'S HER FIRST DAY. RENE OAKS/P.R. YEAH I JUST GOT HERE TODAY!)) [RUNS:05]
And Rene Oaks only has a few days to get a Danville Braves program designed and make it a hit.
[SOT 24:00]

((RENE OAKS/P.R. BEING HERE MY FIRST DAY AND JUMPING IN WITH BOTH FEET IN. IT'S AWESOME. THAT'S MY PERSONALITY. I LOVE IT.)) [RUNS:05]
[NATSOT 40:01]

((IT'S ORDERED CHAOS.))
[SOT 46:41]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE REASON FOR THE CHAOS AND WHY THEY'RE SO BEHIND. THE TEAM HAS BEEN UNDER TURMOIL SINCE THE CITY SUED IT FOR NOT PAYING STADIUM RENT FEES AND OTHER COSTS. BUT THAT HAS ALL CHANGED NOW THAT THERE IS A NEW GENERAL MANAGER IN PLACE.)) [RUNS:13]
That man who's trying to make this season a grand slam is David Cross.
[SOT 40:17]

((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S CHAOTIC. SO MUCH TO DO IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.)) [RUNS:05]
And it's even tougher when every few minutes season ticket holders drop into find out about their tickets.
[SOT 25:18]

((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: THEY WEREN'T ORDERED UNTIL APRIL THEY STILL WANT THEIR TICKETS IN HAND.)) [RUNS:07]
But they all knew it would be a challenge to make opening day a home run. Surae Chinn News 7 Danville.)) (-----------------)