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The state yacht fetches more than 100-thousand dollars.
Allen Administration critics say it's "some sort of dime-store cowboy" trick.
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ANCHOR=Keith


That's one thing making news tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX.
We'll also check in on a program to let exceptional students skip high school and go straight through college. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, Roy Stanley has a fire side chat with Frank Anzalone about the playoff, highlights from Tech's baseball spanking today,
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and the Super Bowl participants have two players in trouble with the law in drug related cases, Bam Morris of the Steelers and the Cowboys Micahel Irvin.
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Rather nice day weatherwise. Tomorrow will be much the same before clouds and rain invade the region tomorrow night.

Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


A five- acre brush fire in Roanoke County may be the result of improper dumping of ashes.
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It all started around one this afternoon in the Starkey area.
A local resident admits he accidentally started the blaze by dumping hot ashes in a nearby ravine.
Forestry officials say despite the recent rain and snow, fire safety is very important.
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((BARRY CRAWFORD/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: PEOPLE NEED TO BE CAREFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR. WE GET SOME LIGHT SHOWERS AND IT GIVES FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY TO PEOPLE. THEY THINK THEY CAN GO OUT... AND THERE'S NO CHANCE OF FIRE GETTING OUT BUT THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE HERE OF WHERE A FIRE CAN START AND SKIM ACROSS THE TOP OF THE GROUND PRETTY FAST.))
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Fire officials say they have the blaze under control and there should be NO threat to local residents.
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Fire


Lynchburg fire marshals say a faulty fuse box apparently sparked a house fire there this morning.
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The blaze at 5-16 Stuart Street was reported just after 10:30.
After searching the house for victims, crews spent about 15 minutes bringing the fire under control.
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((CMDR. DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: OUR MAIN CONCERN WAS THE OCCUPANT'S CAR WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY, THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE AT WORK. THEY NORMALLY DRIVE THEMSELVES TO WORK AND WE COULDN'T FIND THE OCCUPANTS SO WE HAD TO DELAY THE ATTACK ON THE FIRE TO DO A PRIMARY SEARCH ON THE HOUSE, MAKE SURE THERE WASN'T ANYBODY AT HOME.))
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Fire Marshal John Jennings says the blaze started in the basement and burned through the kitchen floor and outside wall.
Jennings says the fire started in the basement fuse box.
The house suffered extensive smoke and fire damage.
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Stoneman


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A terrified wife told Judge Duane Mink today her life would be in jeopardy if Dennis Earl Stoneman were set free on bond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Stoneman is charged with capital murder in the slayings of his estranged wife'ssister and brother-in-law, Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
His wife,Teresa Stoneman testified Dennis once threatened her with a gun, and beat her repeatedly during their 16- year marraige.
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((TERESA STONEMAN/DEFENDANT'S ESTRANGED WIFE: AND HE WOULD PULL MY HAIR AND HIT ME AND BEAT ME AND KICK ME AND BITE ME. WORST OF ALL HE WOULD BEAT ME WITH A BELT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS, IN THE FACE OR WHATEVER. AND THAT'S THE SAD THING, WAS THE CHILDREN. THEY WERE AFRAID TO SAY ANYTHING, THEY WERE AFRAID TO DO ANYTHING.))
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Stoneman would not comment on the allegations.
He wanted the judge to set bond to allow him to await trial at his home in North Carolina.
His lawyer said Stoneman needs to tend to his produce business in Martinsville, which has been neglected since his arrest last May.
The judge denied bond, citing Stoneman's limited ties to Virginia and his criminal history, which includes previous convictions for rape and sodomy.
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State-Yacht


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=George Allen


The fire sale of gubernatorial perks is over.
Governor Allen has auctioned off his limo, the executive helicopter, and the state yacht in a four month span.
But some bemused Democrats say Allen's populist ploy is penny wise and pound foolish.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Doug Wilder raised eyebrows when his use of the executive helicopter included some personal trips.
But he says now that people expect their Governors to use modern and up to date equipment to facilitate their travel.
And he feels sorry for the next Governor after Allen.
The donated Chesapeake was the last on the auction block last week.
It sold for 109- thousand dollars, after years of ferrying around business prospects, Bay cleanup teams, and emergency personnel.
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((DON WILLIAMS/VA. DEPT. OF GENERAL SERVICES: THERE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR A GOVERNMENT TO HAVE...HELICOPTER AS WELL.))
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But many Democrats say the sales are a symptom of what they view as Allen's lack of respect for the office of the Governor.
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((SEN. RICHARD HOLLAND/D-ISLE OF WIGHT CO.: I SAW GOVERNOR ALLEN..I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S VERY GUBERNATORIAL.))
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((GAIL NARDI/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE FAMILY SPEND THE NIGHTS IN A BEAUTIFUL HOME THAT HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF GREAT PRIDE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND WILL BE INTO THE FUTURE. AND TO TRY TO CHANGE THAT INTO SOME SORT OF DIME STORE COWBOY EFFECT IS SOMEHOW NOT VERY COMFORTABLE TO MOST OF US WHO GREW UP IN VIRGINIA AND SAY NOT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.))
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Nardi jokes that Allen's left now with his boots and saddle.
But she exaggerates.
He's got a fleet of police cars at his disposal.
And continues to fly as high as previous Governors in the state plane and the state jet.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--a prestigious honor for a historic landmark in the New River Valley.
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and they're skipping high school and headed right off to college--meet an unusual group of advanced students at Mary Baldwin College.
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Town-Hall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=None


A town hall style meeting will be held tonight in Danville--Residents can voice their opinion of an in-depth study designed to carry the area into the 21st Century.
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Volunteers from Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, North Carolina have been meeting for nearly a year to discuss ways to make the area more marketable.
They addressed a variety of topics including education, transportation, economic development and government.
The results were recently published in a local newspaper.
Allan Libby with the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce says cooperation between the public and private sector made the meetings a success.
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((ALLAN LIBBY/DANVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'VE BEEN REALLY EXCITED NOT JUST ABOUT THESE TWO GROUPS COMING TOGETHER, BUT ALSO THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL NATURE OF THIS. AND AS MANY FOLKS HAVE SAID, THIS IN ITSELF HAS BEEN NEWSWORTHY JUST BECAUSE WE'VE GOTTEN OUR ADJACENT COMMUNITIES TALKING TO EACH OTHER WE A COMMON THREAD AND A COMMON GOAL AND THAT BEING THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN. ))
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The meeting will be held at Bonner Junior High School at seven PM.
We'll have the complete story tonight on News 7 at Eleven.

PEG


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Mary Baldwin


Walking on to a college campus for the first time as a freshman can be a daunting experience.
So imagine starting college without ever experiencing High School.
That's the case for a dorm full of teen prodigies at Mary Baldwin College.
Melanie Moon has more.
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TAPE 1 14:35:50 (( NATS--JILL RASMUSSEN:IS THAT VERSAILLES, YEAH AS DICTATED BY VERSAILLES.
Meet Jill Rasmussen, a 17 year old senior just weeks away from graduation.
Your typical teen.
Well not quite, Jill is not a senior in High School-- but a college undergraduate, about to walk away with bachelor of arts degree.
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tape 1- 16;17:46 JILL RASMUSSEN: I LIKE THE FACT THAT I'VE GOT ALL THIS TIME AHEAD OF ME, I CAN START GETTING ON WITH MY LIFE AFTER COLLEGE AT AN EARLIER AGE, IF I HAD STAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL I THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN SPINNING MY WHEELS.
Just one of fifty young women ages 12 to 17 enrolled in Mary Baldwin College's program for the exceptionally gifted-- otherwise known as PEG.
Like many PEG students, Jill-- and 14- year- old Arielle Cohen entered the Program without ever having stepped onto a High School campus.
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16:52;27 TAPE 2 ARIELLE COHEN: I THINK I'VE HAD MORE FUN HERE THAN I EVER HAD AT HOME AND IN GRADE SCHOOl AND I DOUBT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER IN HIGH SCHOOL.
Fourteen year old Melissa Ford, who like Arielle, is just finishing her freshman year, says she also has no regrets.
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MELISSA FORD: I REALLY APPRECIATE BEING HERE MORE THAN I THINK I'D APPRECIATE SOME OF THE TYPICAL SOCIAL EXPERIENCE OF HIGH SCHOOL.
Mary Baldwin is one of only a handful of colleges and universities in the nation to offer an early entrance program.
PEG was launched in 19-85 with just eleven students and now has students from 19 states and the District of Columbia.
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17:21;04-TAPE 2 CELESTE RHODES: WHERE THERE ARE EARLY ENTRANCE PROGRAMS THEY MAY HAVE STUDENTS IF THEY'RE YOUNGER, LIVING AT HOME BUT THEY'RE NOT LIVING ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS, SO THAT MAKES IT REALLY DIFFERENT. TAPE 2 18:16;16 STAND-UP-
Peg offers 2 residential programs designed to meet the living needs of both younger and older studnets.
Students who enroll as rising 9 th or 10th graders spend their first year her in a supervised residence hall designed exclusively for PEG students.
Students who enter the program as rising 11 or 12th graders spend a year here and then move on to traditional dorms.
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16:35:47 MELISSA FORD: I HAVEN'T HAD VERY MANY PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL STUDENTS BUT I THINK LIVING HERE WITH A GROUP OF MY PEERS HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD THING FOR ME.
Despite all the praise these students shower on PEG they admit the demanding schedule and this home away from home may not appeal to every gifted teen, but say for them it was the best education choice.
Melanie Moon, News 7, Staunton.))

Oaks-Review


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=None


A bed and breakfast in Christiansburg is the first property in the New River Valley to achieve Triple-A's four- diamond award.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The Oaks--a national historic landmark-- is one of only four percent of the auto club's member lodgings to achieve the prestigious rating.
In their six years of business, owners Tom and Margaret Ray have hosted guests from 49 states and 23 foreign countries.
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((MARGARET RAY/THE OAKS OWNER: LAST WEEK WE RECEIVED A BOOKING AT THE OAKS FROM A TRAVEL AGENT IN AUSTRALIA WHO BOOKED FOR AMERICANS LIVING IN INDONESIA. ))
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((THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW FAR-REACHING A SMALL BUSINESS LIKE THIS IS IN THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE.))
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The inn recently received another honor.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has selected a photograph of The Oaks for the cover of its 1996 travel book, due out next month.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market advanced today.
The Dow was up 27 points, closing at 56 hundred 70.
NASDAQ was up one point.
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Bedford-Parade


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=None


The city of Bedford has a lot to be proud of tonight.
The Liberty High School Minutemen are the new Group Double A state basketball champions.
And tonight team members are the guests of honor in Bedford's parade of champions.
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That's where Kimberly McBroom joins us from now.
Kimberly, it looks like a great night for a parade.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#Tease3
GRAPHIC=none


Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin spent the day in court, and Pittsburgh Steeler star Bam Morris is indicted, Tech romps in baseball,
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and the Express hopes to do the same in the first round of the ECHL playoff, word from frank Anzalone and company to come.
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S-Irvin


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


Dallas Cowboy all pro wide receiver Michael Irvin was in court today concerning a drug and prostitution incident that took place March 4th.
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Irving entered the grand jury room today to testify about his presence in a hotel room in which a drug arrest was made.
On March 4th, police responded to a complaint from a Residence Inn motel about possible prostitution in a room. Police allegedly found Irvin and former Dallas tight end Alfredo Roberts and two women in the room with approximately three ounces of marijuana, two ounces of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. NO charges have been filed against Irvin at this time.
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S-Bam


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-4
GRAPHIC=Steelers


While the Cowboys' Irvin is not in trouble yet, the Steelers Bam Morris is. Today the Pittsburgh back was indicted
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=@File; :00


On drug charges in Rockwall Texas. Byron Bam Morris is charged with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of marijuana. He was arrested after a traffic stop this past Friday.
Morris was the leading rusher in the Super Bowl.
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S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=Tech


To the diamond where the Virginia Tech Baseball team took a huge step towards getting back to the .500 mark on the season today. The 8 and 11 Hokies demolished Appalachian State 19 to 2!
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Just a little windy at English Field, but still a beautiful day for America's pastime.
We pick up the action in the bottom of the fourth with Tech leading 1-nothing. The Hokies Kevin barker takes the pitch out of the yard..to deep center for a solo homer.
That starts a 7 run fourth!! Then, Matt reynolds crushes a three run homer over the left field fence that clears the pine trees. The count is now 5-nothing Tech out in front.
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Time for the old yank the pitcher trick for the Mounties. he's done.
The Hokies capped off the 4th with the guy who started it all. Barker triples to right to score two ore runs, tech led 8-nothing. Tech wins 19-2.
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ANCHOR=Steve


In other college baseball; VCU beat Liberty 5-3. Tech plays VCU tomorrow.

S-Owens


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


One other local baseball note. Former Ferrum Panther Eric Owens was sent down today by the Cincinnati Reds.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00


Owens made his major league debut last season with the Reds and knocked in the winning run in that game.
The Reds needed to make their 25 man roster and the final spot came down to Owens and outfielder Steve Gilbralter. Owens went to triple A
Eric hit .226 in 18 games.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=Express vs Checkers


The Roanoke Express will open the East Coach Hockey League Playoffs tomorrow night at Charlotte.
Roanoke has a losing record at Independence Arena this season but the Express wanted the Checkers in the first round.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((Last week the Express lost 6 to 2 at Charlotte and Roanoke has won only one game in five trips to Independence Arena.
But the playoffs begin a new season. Roanoke is focusing on its first round series and a possible shot at the Riley Cup.)) ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: )) ((One thing the Express has already recognized is the Checkers have the better Athletes.
While that may be an advantage the Express is counting on its system to equalize the talent and lead Roanoke to a win in the best of five playoff series.)) ((JEFF JESTATDT/LEFT WING: )) ((DAVE STEWART/DEFENSEMAN: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-tennis


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


The women's and men's final four doesn't hit the hard wood until the weekend, but the courts got a work out today!.
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SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL; :00


The tennis courts!!! The Lipton Championships quarterfinals took center stage in Key Biscayne.
Top seed Steffi Graf had her hands full with Kimiko Date.
Date pushed Graf to the limit before losing the first set 7-6.
Graf and those smoking ground shots did most of the damage.
Date hustled but you can't return what you can't get to.
Graf advances to the semi finals with the 7-6, 6-3 win.
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