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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
New developments in the Christy Brzonkala case- -including a NEWS 7 interview with the former Virginia Tech student on how her rape allegations were handled by the University.
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And the Tour duPont puts Roanoke on the map in a big way THIS year- -not just breezing through, but making us a showcase stop on the tour.
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SPORTS-HEAD


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
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((MIKE STEVENS: AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA AS SPEEDWEEKS 96 CONTINUES. TODAY WE'LL FIND OUT IF CUPID SHOT HIS ARROW SOMEWHERE ON THE TRACK.))
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Didn't get enough cold air last month? Another blast is headed our way along with some snow flurries as well.

Griffis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Griffis, Jerry


The prime suspect in the death of a five-month old baby boy from Franklin County is the child's own father.
Today 26- year- old Jerry Griffis had his bond revoked because he's wanted in Florida for sexually abusing another child eight years ago.
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((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE PROSECUTOR: HE FLED FLORIDA IN 1990, HAS BEEN A FUGITIVE EVER SINCE. SO WHEN THE STATE'S ATTORNEY FROM FLORIDA CONTACTED US, THEY ASKED US IF WE COULD ASK TO HAVE HIM HELD WITHOUT BOND.))
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Judge Julian Raney did just that, once he learned that Griffis had been convicted on six sexual assault and battery charges in Gainesville.
So far, Griffis has not been charged in the death of his infant son this week.
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((Q: WHAT HAS HE INDICATED TO YOU IN TERMS OF SORROW, REMORSE, GRIEF? JOHN VARNEY/GRIFFIS' ATTORNEY: WE HAVEN'T DISCUSSED IT OTHER THAN HE WANTS TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF HIS SON.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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The judge ruled that out.
Varney says Griffis has lived in Franklin County for three years, has been married two years and that his wife is expecting another child.

Phelps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Lynchburg insurance agent has pled guilty in a complex scheme of banking and investment fraud that netted him well over two million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Stephen Michael Phelps admitted everything, has cooperated fully with investigators.
The 51- year- old former agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society ripped off 11 clients- -including his in-laws, forged his wife's name on fraudulent bank loan applications, set himself up in a lavish lifestyle.
Phelps managed to conceal his creative accounting for nearly a decade.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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He's paid back a lot of the money. He'll be sentenced in federal court later.

Lippard


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
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TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Tracy Lippard


A beauty queen's stay behind bars isn't over yet.
But today, a judge in Lewisburg gave Tracy Lippard a break.
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The former Miss Williamsburg has served four months of a two- year sentence for attempting to harm the family of her romantic rival.
Today, Judge Charles Lobban (LAH-buhn) rejected her motion for a new trial,
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ANCHOR=Keith
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and he refused to release her while she appeals.
But he did agree to let her serve two one- year sentences concurrently.
That means she will become eligible for parole in April.

Bond-Vote


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Supporters of a 37- million dollar bond issue in Roanoke County are firing the first shots in their public campaign.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, the Roanoke County Education Association gave its endorsement to the bond issue... urging a yes vote on the April 2nd referendum.
The teachers say a replacement for Cave Spring High School and improvements at other schools are needed to maintain the quality of education in the county.
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((JUDY DEYERLE/ROANOKE CO. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: EVERY PENNY OF THE 37- POINT- FOUR MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO FOR CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS IN NOT ONE BUT SEVERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS. A VOTE AGAINST THE REFERENDUM WILL SERVE AS A VOTE AGAINST PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ROANOKE COUNTY WHETHER THAT IS INTENDED OR NOT.))
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More endorsements are expected this week, and the supporters will be pushing the bond issue at several community meetings between now and the vote on April 2nd.

NRC-Tour


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-113
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The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was in Lynchburg today, touring the area's nuclear technology facilities.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Babcock and Wilcox's Naval Nuclear Fuels Division in Campbell County was among the stops for Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.
In the face of defense spending cuts, B & W has been forced to find ways to diversify, and Jackson says that's where the N- R- C can help.
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((DR. SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON/NRC CHAIRMAN: IF THERE'S SOME REVIEW THAT WE HAVE TO DO OR SOME REGULATORY TREATMENT THAT THEY DESIRE, THEN WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AS TIMELY AND AS RESPONSIVE AS WE CAN BE, CONSISTENT WITH OUR FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY MISSION.))
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Since taking over last July, Jackson says she has tried to visit most of the country's nuclear facilities.
She is the first black woman to head the commission.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six---more details about sexual abuse charges made

against a teacher in Martinsville. Teresa Hamilton will have the story.
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and the Tour DuPont is set to roll into the Roanoke Valley again this spring--the event has a big economic impact for the region and we'll hear about the plans for this year's race.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The U-S Justice Department has decided to intervene as a plaintiff in the pending civil case against Virginia Tech and two football players.
The woman who is alleging she was raped by the players says going public with her story has already been a nightmarish ordeal.
She talked with News-7's Ellen Qualls late this afternoon from the campus of George Mason University, which she now attends.
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19- year- old Christy Brzonkala has civil lawsuits pending against Tech and the two players.
She says she has been swamped with national media attention of a very personal nature.
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Brzonkala says she is skeptical about the Attorney General's office ordering a state police investigation into her 1994 allegations--but is hoping for the best.
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The flood of national media coverage on Christy Brzonkala's story is just beginning.
She says she's even been offered money to make her story in a made for T-V movie.
She hasn't completely ruled that out.

Teacher-Abuse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-20
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A Martinsville school teacher accused of taking indecent liberties with a former female student apparently reneged on an agreement reached with the local Commonwealth's attorney.
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Teresa Hamilton has been looking into the case and joins us from Martinsville.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave
(Keith question: How are the school children coping today?)


Allen-Endorsement


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor Allen took his turn on the national stage today.
No, he's not a vice- presidential candidate just yet.
But his name has been mentioned more than once.
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The governor flew to New Hampshire this afternoon to voice his support for Senator Bob Dole's presidential bid.
Allen first stated his support earlier in the day though, in Virginia's state capitol.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: NOW IN BOB DOLE, WHEN YOU THINK OF BOB DOLE, YOU THINK OF CHARACTER, AND THIS IS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS, IT'S A PERSONAL CHARACTER OF A MAN WHO HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO SERVING THIS COUNTRY.))
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Allen praised what he calls Dole's principles and conservative leadership over the years.
Virginia Republicans will chose who they endorse for the presidential nomination this summer at their state convention.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
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A mixed day on Wall Street.
The Dow was down for the first time in more than a week--dropping 21 and a half points.
NASDAQ up a fraction of a point.

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Tour-DuPont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


For the third year in a row Roanoke will participate in the annual Tour DuPont...
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


But THIS YEAR Roanoke will be the site for a leg of the ACTUAL ROAD RACE.
In years past, the Valley has hosted the mountain time trials.
Racers will begin stage five of the 13- day race in Mount Airy and finish with a dramatic ending in downtown Roanoke.
Cyclists WILL NOT have to travel over Twelve O'Clock Knob or Mount Chestnut this year.
Instead they WILL have to cover Lynville Mountain at the end of the stretch, just before entering The Star City.
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((STEVE BRUNNER/TOUR DUPONT; I THINK THIS YEAR ROANOKE WILL REMAIN AND CERTAINLY THE STAGE AS DAVID SAID FROM SALEM TO BLACKSBURG IS GOING TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE OVERALL INFLUENCE OF THE RACE.))
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Organizers say in past years the race's economic impact on the Roanoke Valley has totaled some one and a half million dollars.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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A special Valentine's theme behind Mike Steven''s Daytona report today; you don't want to miss that, The Hokies talk about playing the nations number team,
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and tragedy hit the slopes of the world championships in skiing today as two skiers are seriously injured.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Steve
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WRITER=mst
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All the practice and qualifying are over. Tomorrow the Winston Cup cars get down to business in the Twin 125 mile qualifying races.
Double Boxes=Steve and Mike/StarLink


Mike Stevens checks in from Daytona where more than a 100-thousand spectators are expected tomorrow.
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Mike adlibs Tape Rolled From Truck
(Rollcue: hard to imagine with all that's going on around here, these drivers

would have time for Valentines day.)
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Number one ranked Massachusetts and this Saturday's meeting with the Minutemen is now the only thing on the minds of the 10th ranked Hokies.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00


Last night; Virginia Tech came back from a 29-21 deficit against Liberty to beat the Upset minded Flames 56-53.
Four Hokies scored in double figures; an effort that will be needed Saturday.
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((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-Skier


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-2
GRAPHIC=Skiing


Finally, tragedy hit the World Skiing Championships today.
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SUPER=03-Sierra Nevada, Spain; :00


American ski official Harald Schoenhaar crossed the course thinking practice was over. Russian skier Tatiana Lebedeva came off a jump and collided with Schoenhaar at around 60 miles per hour. Both suffered broken legs.
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Gift-Baskets


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Valentine's Day


Love is in the air today as we all celebrate Valentine's Day.
Even though it's a time to show affection and appreciation it's also big business.
Ron Jones reports.
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((Hello young lovers where ever you are... it's Valentines Day.
A moment to reflect and express your affection for that special someone.
Gift Basket Express has many love token ideas... from the traditional to the not so traditional.
Try to make those delivers on time can be draining.
The owner says this time of year it's hard to keep flowers on the shelves.
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((JEAN ARDERY/GIFT BASKET EXPRESS OWNER: SOLD MOST OF MY ROSES. I'VE GOT A FEW COLORS LEFT, WE HAVE NO REDS. SOLD ALL OUR PRE-MADES. MT SHELVES ARE ABOUT CLEANED OFF. SO WE'RE HAPPY, WE'RE VERY HAPPY.))
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For some Valentine's Day is a day of receiving.
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((LOUISE HOLLINSWORTH: YOU GET CARDS, YOU GET CANDY, YOU GET GIFTS. ALMOST LIKE CHRISTMAS.))
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For others it's a day of giving... regardless of the cost.
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((JAMES WILLIAMS: BUT IT'S WORTH IT ALL. I'VE BEEN MARRIED NOW FOR 27 YEARS AND IT SEEMS IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY.))
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And even super heros have to take time to show affection.
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((DAVID WORKMAN: EMBARRASS THE ONE I LOVE SOMETHING TERRIBLE... JUST TO SHOW HER THAT I'LL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HER FEEL SPECIAL.))
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And if you can't say it all on a card or a balloon... try proposing on a billboard... at the tune of just 450 bucks a month. Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.)) By the way Juliet said yes!