[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

We'll hear from the cousin of a teacher who took his own life last week.
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[VO-NAT]

And learn that the discovery of hazardous waste at the new stadium site is prompting some officials to re-consider the project.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Game three of the Series tonight. Plus, Steve Mason visits with UVa's Alvin Pearman -
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[VO-NAT]

And the Hokies are hoping to duplicate the success they enjoyed on their last two trips to Morgantown - but WVU has other ideas.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Grab your heavy jackets as a blast of winter weather heads our way. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


The family of Ronald Mayfield says the Roanoke school system has some explaning to do.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:02:55]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 6]


Roanoke City Police completed their investigation of an assault charge against the teacher who committed suicide last week.
They planned to tell Ronald Mayfield that he was cleared, but Mayfield's own request may have slowed down the process. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod has more on that part of the story. Justin?
Keith, there is a possibility Mayfield could have known he was off the hook sooner rather than later.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


That revelation comes as Mayfield's family demands answers from the school system and the city.
They believe Mayfield would be alive today if he knew he had been cleared of assaulting a student.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mel Mayfield/Ronald Mayfield's Cousin; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Thursday; :12]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=HIS NAME CLEARED COMPLETELY]
(([SOT 1:34:56]
[IN Q=He just lost it]

((MEL MAYFIELD/RONALD MAYFIELD'S COUSIN: HE JUST LOST IT. HE JUST FELT EVERYTHING HE HAD WORKED FOR, HIS CAREER AND EVERYTHING ELSE BECAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE OVER.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=going to be over]


That incident prompted Ronald Mayfield to leap into the Roanoke River from a Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge last Thursday.
He was accused of assaulting a student at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in late September.
What Mayfield never knew says his family was that a police investigation cleared him of any wrong doing.
[SOT 1:32:31]
[IN Q=From everything]

((MEL MAYFIELD/RONALD MAYFIELD'S COUSIN: FROM EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE READ AND EVERYTHING THAT I UNDERSTAND HE WAS NEVER INFORMED.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=was never informed]


We found out today a police detective contacted Mayfield last Monday but claims the teacher put him off until later and said further contact would have to go through his attorney.
On Wednesday, police decided not to pursue charges.
Meantime, the Roanoke school system was conducting its own investigation.
A spokesperson today declined to say whether that investigation was ever completed.
His family now wants the school system to provide full explanation of the entire event.
[SOT 1:36:23]
[IN Q=The bottom line for us]

((MEL MAYFIELD/RONALD MAYFIELD'S COUSIN: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US JUSTIN IS TO SEE HIS NAME CLEARED COMPLETELY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=cleared completely]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The family is hoping to get an explanation from the school administration within the next seven to ten days.
We asked the school system if and when that would happen but a spokesperson declined to comment saying it is a personnel matter.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /BAM;]


Keith, there are conflicting reports whether the student ever recanted his story. The school system says it has received no information that in fact happened.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC14:31]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

Cecil Knox was operating not just outside the scope of professional medical practice, as charged, says the prosecutor.
Dr Knox was "off there by himself... way outside the scope of professional practice."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In his closing argument today Prosecutor Rusty Fitzgerald said Knox went out of his way to craft a somewhat eccentric personal appearance, wearing long hair and cowboy boots. He called Knox's office a "fraternity house," referring to the converted old home on Second Street in Roanoke. The first two counts against Knox and his office manager involve racketeering, conjuring up images of organized crime, as Attorney Tony Anderson said... the Sopranos, the Gambinos. "Do you really think," Anderson asked the jury, "that a legitimate medical practice was being conducted as a criminal enterprise?"
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

That's just one of the things the jury will have to decide when it gets the case... probably tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:22:58]
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A broken water line in northwest Roanoke left much of a busy intersection flooded and part of a neighborhood dry.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A 12-inch main ruptured at Hershberger and Peter's Creek roads about 2 this afternoon.
Water cracked the pavement, poured across the highway and left several rocks behind.
The front yard of a daycare center was flooded before crews could turn off the water.
The 42- and 43- hundred blocks of Hershberger Road are without water right now.
The city says service should be restored in two to three hours.
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[Stadium-Barrels]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC13:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opponents of the new stadium and amphitheater are asking the city of Roanoke to stop work on the project. They want a new environmental study of the site.
And Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the latest discovery of hazardous waste is causing some members of city council to take a fresh look at that suggestion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The earth movers and making tracks]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :15]
[SUPER=01-Norman Auldridge/Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality; :36]
[SUPER=@Bestpitch; :52]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((The earth movers are making tracks, clearing old pavement and hauling tons of dirt across the site near the Roanoke Civic Center.
With the recent discovery of another barrel containing hazardous waste, opponents of the project say the work should stop.
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[IN Q=We want council to stop]

((WE WANT COUNCIL TO STOP, STEP BACK AND DO A COMPLETE EVALUATION.))
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[OUT Q=and do a complete evaluation.]


The Department of Environmental Quality has recommended the city consider additional testing, but deputy regional director norman auldridge says that suggestion was intended to address citizen complaints, not any additional concern from D-E-Q.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Based upon what information]

((BASED UPON WHAT INFORMATION WE NOW HAVE, I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK THE SITE POSES ANY THREAT HEALTH WISE OR ANY OTHERWISE TO THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=to the citizens of Roanoke.]


A majority of city council remains committed to the controversial project, but some members say they want more information about the latest find.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the ball]

((I THINK THE BALL IS IN DEQ'S COURT RIGHT NOW. I THINK THEY NEED TO BE VERY CLEAR WITH THE CITY ABOUT WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE US DO. IF IT'S AT ALL REASONABLE, THEN I THINK WE NEED TO GET IT DONE, SO THAT WE CAN SATSIFY EVEYRONE AND CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT.))
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[OUT Q=moving forward with the project.]


Meanwhile, Mayor Ralph Smith says he wants council to consider more environmental testing, so that doubts about the property don't linger long after the new stadium is built.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


An area golf course hopes it's found a hole in one to get out of the financial rough.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus we'll go inside a local restaurant where some 75 people duked it out over the weekend... as investigators try to figure out what set it off.
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[Merchant-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:49:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two times too many. That is what some small-business owners are saying about Montgomery County's board of supervisors' decision to assess its merchants tax twice a year.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]

Myranda Stephens is in our Blacksburg newsroom with more. Keith, they say the county has spent so much time...
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


trying to please big business owners by lowering the tax, that they forgot about the little guys.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stan Davis/Eats Natural Foods; :23]
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman; :56]
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[OUT Q=TO DO IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ]

(([NATS @ 3446] [RUNS02] You could say Stan Davis and his wife Becky run their store the same way they sell their foods, without all the extra additives. [NATS @ 3042] [RUNS05] ((AND WE HAVE TO COME THROUGH HERE AND WEIGH ALL THIS BULK ITEMS 47)) During inventory, they count each item one by one... from every vitamin bottle, right down to every chocolate ball.
[SOT 2628]

[RUNS07] ((STAN DAVIS/EATS NATURAL FOODS: IT'S TAKES UP ABOUT 5 HOURS, TEN EMPLOYEES AND IT TAKES US HALF A DAY TO DO IT. SO WE END UP HAVING TO ACTUALLY CLOSE DOWN FOR HALF A DAY SO WE CAN DO THE INVENTORY )) But, Stan says that's one of the drawbacks about owning a business, and afterall he only has to do it once a year. However, that will soon change now that the county now says it will do assessments twice a year.
[SOT 2714]

[RUNS11] ((I THINK THEY WERE LOOKING AT HOW TO GET THE CAR DEALERSHIPS TO PAY MORE TAX AND I DON'T THINK THE FACT THAT A SECOND INVENTORY WAS GOING TO INVOLVE SO MUCH WORK FOR US SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE WAS EVER CONSIDERED 25))
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[RUNS08] ((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPOKESMAN: UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T FORM A TAX STRUCTURE THAT TREATS PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY THAT'S SIMPLY A REALITY OF OUR DEMOCRACY. 15)) Montgomery County spokesman, Robert Parker says the county WAS thinking of smaller businesses when it chose to lower the tax, and exempt the first one-thousand dollars of inventory. But, he says in situations like these, it's hard to please everyone.
[SOT 538]

[RUNS14] ((AND THAT'S SIMPLY THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE HAND THAT THE STATE DEALS US AND THE LIMITATIONS THAT THE CONSTITUION PLACES ON LOCALITIES IT'S THE BEST THAT BOARD HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY 552))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]
( Myranda ad libs)
[DOUBE BOXES=Keith & Myranda /Microwave;]



[Hunting-Hills]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC31:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hunting Hills County Club is trying to work its way out of a financial sand trap.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July]


The club's directors have agreed to sell the course to a group called Old Heritage Corporation.
The 1-point-9 million dollar deal includes a 30-year lease that should lower the club's overhead, funds that will finance improvements and help find new members.
Shareholders and members will get a look at the proposal in the next few days.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/30.30/9747.64/x/15.76/1940.90;]


The DOW fell 30 points.
NASDAQ rose 16.
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[Bedford-Melee]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:35:42]
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Investigators with the state A-B-C board are now looking into a weekend brawl inside a restaurant in downtown Bedford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


It took a dozen police officers to restore order inside the Hunan Restaurant Saturday night after a disturbance involving at least 75 people.
Three people, including two police officers, were hurt and five others arrested.
Bedford police say it's not the first time they've had problems in that area.
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[SOT 00:13:17]
[IN Q=Had there been]

((Reporter: Had there been prior problems out there? LT. JIM BENNETT/BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT: SOME SMALL ONES, NOTHING TO THIS SCALE, THIS WAS THE LARGEST PROBLEM WE'VE HAD UP THERE. Reporter: Any arrests before? BENNETT: NEVER INSIDE. SEVERAL OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOTS AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL FIGHTS BEFORE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Bennett/Bedford Police Department]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=several fights before.]
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[VO-NAT]


A-B-C officials say the restaurant already has an outstanding charge of selling alcohol to a minor that has not been adjudicated.
They'll review this latest incident to see whether other criminal or administrative charges should be filed.
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[Newman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:57:42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Lynchburg state senator Steve Newman is packing some extra campaign heat these days, thanks to an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The N-R-A's Political Victory Fund has identified Newman's re-election bid as a key race in Virginia.
The group has already kicked in a thousand dollars and promised to rally its members to the polls on Election Day.
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[SOT 00:01:27]
[IN Q=I think we're]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: I THINK WE'RE DOING GREAT, AS A MATTER OF FACT, I'M PRETTY SURE WE'RE DOING GREAT. HOWEVER WE NEED EVERYONE TO MAKE SURE THEY GO AND VOTE. AND WHILE WE'VE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE N-R-A IN THE PAST, TO GET ONE OF THE TARGETED SEATS THIS TIME IS A BIG HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=is a big help.]
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[VO-NAT]


Newman's opponent, Democrat Bob Clarke, did not return a survey seeking his opinions on gun-related issues.
Clarke says Newman's endorsement seemed inevitable, but adds he would certainly be a friend to gun owners if elected.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Game three of the world series is set for tonight at Pro Player. The Hokies and Eers are getting ready to hook up at WVU.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll catch up with UVa's Alvin Pearman - who has managed to catch one despite haveing to battle a number of adversities.
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[S-Rivalry]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-164 645TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/WEST VIRGINIA]


The 49th meeting between Virginia Tech and West Virginia is now just a little over 24 hours away. The game falls right in the middle of the work week - and right in the middle of the school week - although WVU doesn't seem to be too worried about that disruption.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lance Frazier/West Virginia Cornerback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Lenhortt/West Virginia Linebacker; :10]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....MISS THAT ONE."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Miss the class maybe, but not the game. This is the 49th meeting between the two schools and the winner gets to keep more than just the Black Diamond Trophy for a year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Rich Rodriguez/West Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Grant Wiley/West Virginia Linebacker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Rasheed Marshall/West Virginia Quarterback; :30]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...THEY WILL DEFINITELY BRING IT." (2nd time)]
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[S-Alvin]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-161 7:32]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]

Running back Alvin Pearman set UVa's single game receptions record with 16 against Florida State. Steve Mason has more on a player with a big heart and an even bigger number.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa's Second Leading Receiver; :09]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Kase Luzar/UVa Senior Fullback; :42]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=.....nEWS 7 SPORTS"]
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((Alvin Pearman shattered the record by five catches. But to the junior, it's no big deal, considering how long he has been pulling pigskins out of the air. ((ALVIN PEARMAN/UVA'S SECOND LEADING RECEIVER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((KASE LUZAR/UVA FULLBACK:)) ((:)) Despite limited action, Pearman has accounted for two of UVa's three touchdowns in two losses to Florida State.
His time on the bench is a result of ACC leading rusher Wali Lundy. ((:))
Alvin's 686 all purpose yards surpasses last years mark by over a 100 yards and he has equaled his touchdown output from a season ago with five games to play, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

[S-Pitch]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156]
[GRAPHIC=World series]


The Yankees and the Marlins square off at Pro Player Stadium in Miami in game three of the World Series tonight at 8:32 with the best of seven tied at a game a piece. New York Faces hot hurling pitcher Josh Beckett, who has won his last three post season starts and is unfamiliar to the Bronx Bombers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Derek Jeter/Yankees Shortstop; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Beckett/3-1 in Last Four Post Season Starts; :12]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....execute pitches"]

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