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On NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment:
An man suspected of arson in one Roanoke fire could be implicated in others.
Layoffs at one of Roanoke's more successful high-tech firms.
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And we'll hear from some starry-eyed pupils at Glade Hill Elementary School as they learn about space from the experts.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In sports, The Hokies get beat at George Washington last night The Express has a showdown with Richmond at the Roundhouse tonight.
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And Steve Mason will take an in depth look at How Jason Clarke is racking up points as a fighter and a scorer.
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WX-Head
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The rain in Virginia falls mainly in the mountains...and for that reason, yet another flood watch is in effect.

City-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=Orren


A Roanoke man is charged with arson and may face other fire related charges.
20- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren was arraigned this morning for his alleged involvement in a house fire earlier this week.
Orren is charged only with setting a fire at 8-13 Patterson Avenue, on Tuesday night while someone was asleep inside.
But the Commonwealth's Attorney says he will likely present additional charges to the grand jury next month.
In addition to the Patterson Avenue fire, investigators have been looking into a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
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Eight empty buildings have burned in recent days.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says Orren's statement to investigators has tied him to the fires.
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((BETTY JO ANTHONY/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: BASED ON HIS STATEMENTS TO POLICE THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF INDICTMENTS TO ACCOMPANY THE WARRANT.)) ((MARLAN MORRIS/ASST FIRE MARSHAL: THE OTHER FIRES WE WERE HAVING IN THE AREA SEEMED TO HAVE SIMILAR PATTERNS. MOST OF THEM OCCURRED IN EITHER ABANDONED BUILDINGS OR BUILDINGS IN THE PROCESS OF RENOVATION. THEY STARTED IN THE REAR OF THE STRUCTURE.))
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Orren was arraigned this morning on charges of arson of an occupied dwelling.
His court date is set for February 14th.
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Fibercom


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


During the past decade Litton-Fibercom of Roanoke has been held up as an example of a successful, homegrown, high-tech company.
CHROMAKEY=Live/Len


But Len Besthoff says Litton-Fibercom's image may have lost a little bit of its luster, now that it's CUTTING 51 jobs.
Len, what happened with this company?
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Keith, the company's business has simply dried up.
And now it has been forced to part ways with nearly a quarter of its employees.
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No doubt it is a sad day at Litton-Fibercom.
Workers started cleaning out their desks after learning they no longer have a job there.
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Litton-Fibercom has always been a family-friendly place, and a number of couples like the Guachetas work there.
Today they, and some others like them, learned they'll soon only have one paycheck coming in.
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Most of the affected workers come from the companies production ranks.
The company was hoping federal government work would keep it busy following the completion of some commercial contracts, but the budget slowdown in Washington put a halt to that business.
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(QUESTION: ANY CHANCE OF THESE FOLKS GETTING HIRED BACK SOON?)


Bolling


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#95-113
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The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Joe Gardner Bolling in Bedford.
Steve Smallshaw has more on today's testimony.
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Powell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-114
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An anonymous tip helped nab a former Halifax County football player wanted for murder.
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The caller told police they spotted 21- year old J-J Powell riding in a brown Celebrity with three other males.
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He was arrested on Broad Street in South Boston around 11-45 this morning.
About 15- officers from South Boston, Halifax County and State Police helped in the arrest.
Powell is charged with killing 17- year old Jason Lamont Chandler on New Years Day at the Super-Eight Motel in Riverdale.
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((SHERIFF JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY: THIS LOCATION OF THIS FUGITIVE NETTED THIS CALLER 250-DOLLARS CASH, TAX FREE MONEY. THE MURDER THAT WE HAD YESTERDAY, I'VE BEEN ADVISED BY THE LOCAL CRIME STOPPER LIAISON THAT THEY'RE GOING TO OFFER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AT LEAST.))
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69- year old Bill Maxey was shot and killed early yesterday morning outside Bill's Country Store in Alton.
Authorities have no suspects in that case.
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When News 7 at 6 returns, as state republicans try to look to the future, past problems continue to resurface,
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and we'll see how a Roanoke elementary school is taking education to new heights.
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Ross


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Ross,Bryant


Vickie Ross just wanted Bryant out of her life.
She asked her estranged husband to leave, told him it was over.
When she grabbed a doll and threw it at him, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her in the neck.
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Bryant Ross himself told that story to police the day after he was arrested New Year's weekend.
Detective Neil Tolrud testified today that Ross- -at first denied everything- -then said he figured police would frame him anyhow, so he might as well take the blame for it.
In the end Tolrud says Ross told him how it happened.
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((NEIL TOLRUD: WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU SHOT HER? I JUST ASKED MYSELF, I SAID: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" YOU KNOW, I DONE IT. AND I WALKED OUT THE ROOM INTO THE ROOM IN THE BACK, AND I WAS SHAKING MY HEAD. AND SHE CAME OUT. SHE STARTED WALKING DOWN THE STEPS. AND I SHOT HER AGAIN. I KNEW WHAT I HAD DONE WAS WRONG AND WENT TO TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL. I KNEW SHE WAS ALREADY DEAD.))
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According to the statement, Ross dragged the body out to Vickie's car, got rid of the gun and abandoned the car.
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Mize


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


Help is pouring into the small community of Gladys where residents are still reeling from last week's murder of a teenage boy.
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Today businessman Alvin Roaks presented the Gladys rescue squad with a check for one thousand dollars in honor of the victim, Roger Vassar Junior.
Vassar's family was on hand for the presentation.
They have been actively involved with the squad since its inception.
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Meanwhile Vassar's alleged killer, 16- year- old Lewis Edward Mize was released from the hospital and brought back to Campbell County today.
Prosecutor Neil Vener says he will seek to try Mize as an adult.
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GOP-Advance


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-106
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A deeply divided Virginia Republican party gathers in Richmond tonight for its annual "Advance" on the 1996 political season.
For '96, there are still legal and legislative fights to be waged.
And as usual, the camps are already dividing for 1997.
Ellen Qualls has a look.
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If cardboard signs measure success, Jim Miller's winning in the '96 Senate race.
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((JIM MILLER/REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE: BUT SEE I WAS WAY AHEAD OF HIM.. MASQUERADING AS A CONSERVATIVE AND REALLY ISN'T.))
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More popular with the public than his own party, incumbent John Warner is doing the same this year as last -- dropping in for a night to woo his side of the party to his hospitality suite.
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((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: BUT BY AND LARGE THE AUDIENCE THAT IS DRAWN TO THIS EVENT YEAR AFTER YEAR IS PROBABLY OVERWHELMINGLY HOSTILE TO SENATOR WARNER.))
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Warner won the primary he sought, but party activists are trying to limit its voters to what it considers real Republicans -- with bills in the General Assembly, and a lawsuit still threatened.
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((PAT McSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: THERE'S A WINDOW. IF YOU BRING IT TOO SOON, THE CASE IS NOT RIGHT. IF YOU BRING IT TOO LATE, IT'S TARDY AND YOU HAVEN'T GOT TIME TO GET IT DONE. WE THINK WE'RE CLEARLY WITHIN THAT WINDOW.))
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With Attorney General Jim Gilmore so far unchallenged as the GOP candidate for Governor in '97, the focus has already shifted.
Party treasurer and retired tobacco executive John Hager raised 100- thousand dollars at lunch for his Lieutenant Governor bid.
Fairfax businessman Coleman Andrews is his only announced opposition, and is pushing vainly for the big tent.
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((COLEMAN ANDREWS/REPUBLICAN LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: FOR OUR PARTY, WHEN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES ARE UNITED, ALMOST IN SPITE OF WHATEVER THE ELECTORAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE WE WIN.))
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Then there's Mike Farris, who lost the same race to Don Beyer, and despite his presence at Hager's lunch, says he too may join the race. vo of anti-clinton shirts
For Virginia Republicans, there's only one thing they can all get behind.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
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A strong bond market helped the stock market reach record levels today.
The DOW rose 54 points closing at 52-hundred-71.
It was the third record close for the week.
NASDAQ was up four points.
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Nasa-Workshop


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-109
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Students and teachers are calling a space workshop out- of- this world.
A representative from NASA gave a boost to one school in Franklin County this morning.
Scott Prince explains.
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((((WE COULD BE SEEING THE VERY FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT RIGHT HERE FROM GLADE HILL. GIVE CODY ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE. ))
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Students are reaching for the stars... with a little help from NASA.
A representative from the space program paid a visit to Glade Hill Elementary School in Franklin County.
And the kids say they had a blast.
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((RACHEL YATES/STUDENT: IT WOULD BE FUN TO GO UP ON THE MOON AND THINGS. )) Butt these bites
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((ROBERT MERCODLIANO/STUDENT: THERE ARE MODELS AND SHE TALKS ABOUT SPACE. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS MONTH IN SCIENCE. ))
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Much of the program centers around material not found in the classroom.
Students get to try on space suits... and see what it's like to sleep on a shuttle.
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((GLORIA CLARKE/NASA: THE MISSION OF THE EDUCATION DIVISION AT NASA IS TO HELP IN THE COUNTRY'S QUEST TO HAVE A MORE SCIENCE- LITERATE SOCIETY AND IT'S OUR SMALL PART TO CONTRIBUTE. ))
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The learning doesn't stop with students.
Teachers get their own NASA workshop... and learn how to bring science and math lessons down to earth.
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((ELLEN RAVIS/TEACHER: SCIENCE IS HARD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DO SO AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS-- SOMETHING CURRENT AND EXCITING, SPACE SHUTTLE, SPACE PROGRAM-- IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
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NASA hopes programs like these will help inspire students-- in whatever career they choose.
But NASA also wants them to know that the sky is not necessarily the limit.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up, The Express hits the ice at the Roundhouse tonight taking on rough and tough Richmond. We'll hear from Express Right Winger Jason Clarke.
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And Virginia Tech got blown out by George Washington last night in the Nations Capital.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TB96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Virginia tech didn't have long to celebrate its 8-th place ranking in the A-P poll earlier this week.
Tech hit the road last night and George Washington ended the Hokies 9 game winning streak with a 64 to 47 victory over the Hokies.
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Tech ran into a red hot George Washington Team led by Kwame Evans who nails this jumper for two of his 13 points.
The Hokies never got their offense going on this play Tech turns the ball over G.W. gets out on the break and scores and draws the foul for the three point play.
The Colonials dominated the SUPER=33-G. Washington/=64/Virginia
Tech/=47;offensive boards hustling for every missed shot and on this play they

get the put back and George Washington rebounds to beat Tech 64 to 47.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Tech is 5 and 1 in the Atlantic 10's west division and the Hokies are 12 and 2 overall.
Tech will face Fordham tomorrow afternoon at one and the game is a sellout.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
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The number one team in the ECHL rolls into the Roundhouse tonight. The 32-5 and 7 Richmond Renegades hit the hard water against the Express at 7:30 for an East Division showdown.
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The fifth place Express has spent the last five days of practice conditioning.
Timely goaltending has been one way the Express has figured out a way to win, and, Roanoke's two wins this season against Richmond have come in shootouts,.
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((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/13-8 RECORD IN GOAL:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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S-Clarke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
GRAPHIC=Express


All star rookie Tim Christian and left winger Jeff Jablonki's 29 goals are just a few of the many positives aspects of Express hockey this season.
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Perhaps the most pleasant surprise?...Right winger Jason Clarke; who has emerged as much more than just a bruiser. Steve Mason explains.
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((In his 2 and a half years of traveling in the ECHL, starting with Charlotte, then Erie and now in Roanoke; Jason Clarke has always been good at this ((JASON CLARKE/16 GOALS, 12 ASSISTS THIS SEASON:))
His philosophy is simple. ((CLARKE:))
His coach has dubbed him a technician when it comes to dropping the gloves. ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
Clarke has started doing the other things. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON CLARKE:)) ((ANZALONE:))
Clarke turns 23 years old at the end of february, but don't worry; he's not getting softer in his advancing age. With 291 penalty minutes already this season; he's right on track to finish near the 467 PM's he amassed last season. Which was first in the league.
Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Bowl


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=Super Bowl


The talking is over and now its time for Dallas and Pittsburgh to settle in for Super Bowl 30 this Sunday in Tempe, Arizona.
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The Cowboys are there for the third time in the past four years and they are lose.
Emmitt Smith practicing his putting before an afternoon practice.
The cowboys will be favored to win the game and you may see Barry Switzer wearing the Derby again if Dallas wins.
The Steelers appeared to be a little more serious. Rod Woodson injured in the first game of the season jogs. He's expected play on third downs.
And Greg Lloyd had a very serious look on his face while going through the final practice before the Kickoff of Super Bowl 30.
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