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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A junior high school counselor in trouble with the law in Halifax.
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And a victim of the old "pigeon drop" scam tells her story so maybe you can see it coming.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
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Tonight in sports, The Cavaliers and the Redskins look forward after big wins over the weekend.
The NHL stars are going to the Olympics.
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And 61-year old Sparky Anderson quits as the Detroit Tigers manager today.
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WX-Head
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Our weather view will be rather cloudy this week. Opal may be a factor and we have a spooky October almanac straight ahead.

Totten


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-70
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A North Carolina junior high school counselor is free on bond after an appearance in Halifax County on criminal charges.
Police say James Arthur Totten, Junior wrote a check to a South Boston Department store using someone else's check book.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the account belonged to a 25- year- old man who was murdered about three months after the check was written.
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((Police say the check was written for more than 320- dollars to Leggett in South Boston.
Shortly afterward, authorities say Totten returned the merchandise to a Leggett in Danville and kept the cash.
Authorities say pictures taken by a store surveillance camera are their strongest piece of evidence.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: A LOT OF THINGS DO NOT SURPRISE ME IN MY YEARS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS SOMEWHAT OF AN UNUSUAL CRIME, YES. ))
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What police say makes this case even more unusual is that the man who actually owned the account was murdered about three months later.
Police do NOT know the connection the 38- year- old Totten has to Kevin Slade.
But authorities say he is NOT a suspect in Slade's murder.
Another man has been convicted of the crime. take su
Authorities say school officials are aware of the allegations. During the course of their investigation South Boston police came to Yanceyville and questioned Totten on school property. end su
Totten works as a guidance counselor at Dillard junior high.
The Superintendent of schools there did not return our calls-- nor did Totten's attorney. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
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An early morning accident in Roanoke left one man dead and another injured.
Police say 65- year- old Elmer Amos of Salem was killed when his vehicle struck another head on- in the 1700 block of tenth street.
Police say the other driver, 34- year- old Harry Cunningham of Roanoke, had veered to the wrong side of the road.
Amos died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are still investigating.

Scam


ANCHOR=Keith
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Peggy Stem says she should have known better, but on Friday she fell for a scam that cost her a few hundred dollars and a cellular telephone.
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((PEGGY STEM/VICTIM OF SCAM: AND EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW BETTER, THEY'RE SO ADEPT AT IT AND SO SMART WITH IT, THEY CAN ALMOST MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT IT'S SNOWING WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING, SO TO SPEAK.))
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Stem was shopping in a Roanoke office supply store, when two women told her they had found an envelope full of money near her car.
They offered to divide the windfall three ways if she would provide enough money to even out the shares.
Ultimately, she lost the money she withdrew from her bank account and a cellular phone that was taken from her car.
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((PEGGY STEM: IF YOU THINK THAT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING, AND DO THIS, DON'T TAKE IT. IF YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST YOUR MONEY, INVEST IT WITH REPUTABLE PEOPLE, DON'T DO WHAT I DID.))
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Roanoke police say they encounter this scam, commonly known as the pigeon drop, more often as the holidays approach.
They say senior citizens shopping at area malls are a favorite target.

Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#95-71
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Starting today, welfare reform is in effect for recipients in central Virginia.
Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell comprise the second area in the state to initiate the welfare changes.
CHROMAKEY=Steve/Live


Steve Smallshaw joins us from our Lynchburg newsroom. Steve, a big part of welfare reform is finding jobs for able- bodied recipients...did the governor have any suggestions on how to do that?
LIVE=Steve/Full


Keith, that's where the Allen administration is looking to the private sector for help.
Allen says it's important to make these welfare recipients more competitive in the job market.
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(( The jobs are out there for those who are being told to get off welfare and find work.
But business leaders say many of the applicants they've seen are under- skilled and poorly educated.
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((KAY COLES JAMES/HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND EDUCATION REFORM IS ESSENTIAL IN ORDER TO BRING OUT REAL AND LASTING CHANGE.))
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It may not have been the message Governor George Allen wanted to hear, but this forum of social workers and business leaders was designed to help work out the kinks of welfare reform.
The Lynchburg area is the second in Virginia to phase in the new changes that limit benefits and require some recipients to find jobs.
Allen says success will mean a change in attitude.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO THE WORK ETHIC IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF THIS EFFORT NOW, AND IF THEY DON'T WANT TO WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET WELFARE BENEFITS. NOW THAT CERTAINLY MAY BE A DRASTIC CHANGE, BUT IT'S THE CHANGE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ELECTED ME TO MAKE.))
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George Allen says in the past, it's been easier and more profitable for people to stay on welfare...these reform measures are designed to change all that. Keith?
CHROMAKEY=Steve/Live
(QUESTION: Some would say that getting recipients to simply change their

attitudes about wanting to work is going to be a monumental task...?)
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on the newscast, U-S Air may have a friendly buyer,
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and security tightens at airports- -even in this area- - following yesterday's conviction of a middle eastern terrorist.
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Airport-Security


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-67
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After the weekend conviction of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman (OH'-mahr AHB'-dehl RAHK'-mahn) U-S officials are on alert for potential acts of terrorism.
Ron Jones reports that airports across the country are beefing up security.
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((This weekend a jury found the Sheik and nine other muslim militants GUILTY of plotting to bomb U-S landmarks to change American policies concerning the Middle East.
In Roanoke the Regional Airport has responded to the verdict.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THERE IS GOING TO BE AS FAR AS ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT IS CONCERNED A NUMBER OF NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES THAT WILL BE NOTICEABLE TO PASSENGERS. BUT NOT ANYTHING THAT REALLY SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WILL BE A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE TO PASSENGER TRAFFIC.))
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Officials will check I-D's and ask passengers questions concerning their luggage.
Security is also on alert for any suspicious, unattended bags, parcels, or vehicles.
However, some travellers don't mind.
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((SHAWN BROWN/PHILADELPHIA, PA: IT'S NECESSARY. I'D RATHER GO THROUGH THAT THAN GO THROUGH ANY TYPE OF PROBLEMS DURING THE FLIGHT OR PRIOR OR AFTER JUST BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE.))
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Some say it's business as usual.
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((MARKLIFF FOUNTAINE/ELLIOTT CITY, MD: I REALLY HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MUCH CHANGE IN SECURITY. ORIGINALLY I'M FROM NEW JERSEY. OF COURSE THEIR SECURITY IS A BIT MORE OBVIOUS THAN IT IS IN ROANOKE OR BWI FOR THAT MATTER. BUT I REALLY HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MANY CHANGES. NOTHING EXTREMELY OBVIOUS OR EXTREMELY INTENSIFYING.))
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Since the conviction of the muslim militants the Secretary of Transportation has advised airport officials across the country to continue their heightened security indefinitely.
Ron Jones, News seven, Roanoke.))

US-Air


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-78
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U-S Air may be shopping itself to the highest bidder.
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There's word today that United Airlines is considering the purchase.
And the Dow Jones News Service reports U-S-Air is also talking with AMERICAN Airlines about a buyout.
U-S-Air is the primary carrier serving our area.
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The airline recently returned to profitability after years of multi-million-dollar losses.
But this summer its chief executive officer abruptly announced his resignation.

Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-74
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Authorities in Rockbridge County say one of the two men arrested hauling 500 pounds of marijuana in a tractor trailer last week is from Roanoke.
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33- year- old Samuel Wallace Hurt of Roanoke and 37- year- old Wayne Robert Jackson of San Juan, Texas are being held at the Rockbridge County jail.
Police say last Tuesday the two men were pulled over during a routine traffic stop and nine duffel bags of marijuana were discovered.
Hurt and Jackson will appear in court next month.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
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Due to a technical problem we are unable to bring you tonight's local stock numbers.
However Analysts are blaming reports of a sluggish economy for today's sharp drop in the stock markets.
The DOW dropped 28 points in heavy trading.
The NASDAQ lost 16 points to close at one thousand-28.
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Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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Breast cancer is expected to kill more than 12- hundred women in Virginia this year, and be diagnosed in more than 45- hundred.
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Virginia First Lady Susan Allen wants to help change that.
She's the spokeswoman for a new campaign called "tell a friend."
Health officials hope each woman who hears about it will call five other women and encourage them to get a mammogram done.
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((SUSAN ALLEN/VIRGINIA'S FIRST LADY: WELL, ONE OF THE OBSTACLES THAT WOMEN OFTEN WILL PUT FORTH IS THE FACT THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY TO HAVE A MAMMOGRAPHY DONE, OR THAT THEIR INSURANCE MAY NOT PAY FOR THIS, OR THEY MAY NOT HAVE INSURANCE AT ALL. AND SO, THERE ARE LOW COST MAMMOGRAPHIES AVAILABLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, AS WE TRY TO CREATE A BIGGER AWARENESS ABOUT THIS.))
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The incidence of breast cancer goes from one in more than 21- thousand at age 25, to one in 222 by age 40.
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((DR. ELLEN DE PARADES/MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA: THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF EVIDENCE THAT THERE'S BEEN A BENEFIT FOR WOMEN UNDER 50 TO HAVE SCREENING. IN THAT THEY CAN REALLY -- BREAST CANCERS CAN BE FOUND EARLY IN THOSE GROUPS AND THAT THEIR LIVES CAN BE SAVED IN THOSE GROUPS TOO.))
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Check with your local doctor for any mobile cancer screening units in your area during October's breast cancer awareness month.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the Skins talk about stopping the Cowboys.
Bruce talks about his lack of sacks.
Sparky pulls the plug on himself in Detroit.
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And Steve Mason checks in with our weekly Monday night report from Charlottesville on the state on the now ninth ranked Cavaliers.
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S-Angels


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WRITER=Mike
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The Angels and Mariners are battling at this moment for the final spot in baseball's postseason.
The winner claims the American League western division title.
Right now in the top of the 6th, it's one to nothing Seattle on top.

S-Sparky


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-22
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One of baseball's all-time great managers called it quits this afternoon.
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Sparky Anderson quit his job as the Detroit Tigers manager today.
The 61 year old future hall of famer says he'll make his retirement permanent if he isn't hired by another club.
He's won over 2000 games, but it's the losses that were killing him.
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((SPARKY ANDERSON/QUITS AS TIGERS MANAGER:))
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Redskin shocking 27-to-23 win over the Cowboys yesterday turned quite a few heads.
It also may have turned the Redskins season around and turned this stagnant rivalry back on.
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((NATE NEWTON/DALLAS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN:)) ((GUS FREROTTE/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
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S-UVa


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The Virginia Cavaliers have moved up to number nine in the nation, thanks to their 35-17 win over wake Forest Saturday. But, Steve Mason says, the cavs must first win over their coach, before beating North Carolina.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-18
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One of the top NBA draft picks is already on the sideline with an injury.
Former North Carolina and Oak HIll academy All-American Jerry Stackhouse has a hairline fracture in his left hand that is forcing him to miss the next 2 to 3 weeks of action.
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And just minutes ago the Chicago Bulls announced that they have completed a trade for Dennis Rodman.
The NBA bad boy will join MIchael Jordan in Chicago.
The Bulls give up only Will Perdue for the NBA's top rebounding forward.
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