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ANCHOR=Keith

Among the stories topping NEWS 7 at SIX tonight:
New industry for Southside Virginia, bringing 500 new jobs.
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And the e-mail memo that offers saboteurs 20-bucks for "each original petition" from Radford Community Hospital.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


IN sports, The Charlotte Checkers talk about the Express, Frank Beamer talks about filling holes on his defense and offense,
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and three Ausatralians, who play lacrosse at Raonoke college talk a little strange, we'll hear from them in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
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Ice forms in the Highlands and the New River Valley, but we've got plenty of warm weather to thaw this late season freeze, stay tuned.

New-Industry


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=None


A Kentucky based corporation will create 500- new jobs in the Southside.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton was there for the big announcement today. She's in our Danville newsroom tonight.
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Keith, the big news involves the Dollar General Corporation.
The company plans to build a 30- million dollar distribution center in Halifax County.
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((IT MEANS YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SCHOOL OR JUST NOW GETTING OUT OF SCHOOL NOW TO GO HOME, THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO FIND JOBS HERE, WHERE THEIR FAMILIES LIVE, WHERE THEIR ROOTS ARE, WHERE THEIR HERITAGE IS, THEY WON'T HAVE TO GO ELSEWHERE FOR JOBS-- THERE WILL BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES HERE. ))
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That was just part of the praise handed down by Governor George Allen.
Dollar General CEO Cal Turner was just as complementary toward the Governor.
He told the crowd on hand economic incentives offered by the Commonwealth played a role in his decision to locate in Southside.
The Dollar General Corporation plans to build the 750- thousand foot distribution center at the Halifax County- South Boston Industrial Park.
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((CAL TURNER/DOLLAR GENERAL CORP. CEO: ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ARE OFFERED BY ALL THESE DAYS AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE REGARDED THAT VERY CAREFULLY AND YET FOR US THE DECIDING FACTOR WAS NOT THE NUMBERS, BUT THE PEOPLE. ))
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(Teresa, when does Dollar General plan to break ground?)

Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=None


The turf battle over who gets to build a new hospital in the New River Valley turned publicly ugly today.
A memo allegedly written by Montgomery Regional Hospital CEO Gene Wright may be the smoking gun that helps Radford Community Hospital win state approval for a new facility.
Ellen Qualls has more of the story.
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(( Radford Community Hospital wants permission to build a new replacement hospital just outside of Radford.
Montgomery Regional CEO Gene Wright is still fighting for Columbia/HCA to get to build a facility that would meet that need instead.
A September 1995 memo allegedly written by Wright -- and handed over to the state by Radford Community's attorneys -- indicates Wright may have gone a step too far.
The memo talks about petitions Radford Community posted at churches and stores.
The memo to Montgomery Regional employees reads "I will give 20- dollars for each original brought here to me."
The memo ends with "This is a fight for future dominance."
The memo's authorship was NOT denied by Wright's attorneys, and the state health department examiner considering the larger issue of the new hospital was NOT amused. standup
Examiner Raymond Perry says the memo is offensive, clearly inappropriate, and in his words "just awful" -- but he says he has NO authority to sanction or investigate Montgomery Regional.
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It all leaves Radford Community Hospital's plans looking a little closer to state approval.
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((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: WELL FROM THE BEGINNING WE FELT THAT WE HAD A VERY SOLID CASE. AND NOTHING THAT'S OCCURRED HERE MAKES US FEEL ANY DIFFERENT. WE'RE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE'RE GONNA GET THE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC NEED. VERY OPTIMISTIC.))
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Montgomery Regional promises a future explanation for the alleged Gene Wright memo about petition snatching.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Goals-2000


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen had a clear message for local school boards around the state: don't bother to vote on Goals 2000 federal education money.
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The Governor told reporters today he would veto or amend the budget language that requires him to apply for the controversial funds -- even if two- thirds of local school boards request it.
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((I DON'T THINK THAT WE OUGHT TO BE APPLYING FOR FEDERAL ENTANGLEMENTS. OR ASKING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO START PUTTING TRAPS ON OUR LEGS AND MAKING US JUMP THROUGH HOOPS AND WEBS AND SO FORTH. SO CERTAINLY I WAS OPPOSED TO THAT SOMEWHAT AMBIGUOUS LANGUAGE THAT THEY PUT IN THE BUDGET.))
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((I KEEP LISTENING AND READING AND ASKING WHAT ARE THESE TERRIBLE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS? AND ALL I HEAR BACK FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION AND OTHERS, THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENT SEEMS TO BE THAT YOU TELL US WHAT YOU DO WITH THE MONEY. JUST TELL US HOW YOU'RE GONNA SPEND IT. WE DO THAT FROM THE STATE LEVEL ALL THE TIME. THAT'S THE WAY YOU RESPONSIBLY DEAL WITH TAXPAYER MONEY.))
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SS=George Allen


Allen says he hopes the school boards will see Goals 2000 the way he sees it, after considering a letter making his argument from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur).
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--He was an expert witness for the defense in the OJ Simpson trial. Today Doctor Henry Lee was in Blacksburg, talking about the trial's impact.
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and some Roanoke County families have been recycling curbside for eight years now--but that could be changing. What might it mean for your trash collection? We'll have the story.
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Recycling


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Roanoke County's experiment with curbside recycling may be coming to an end.
The cost of expanding the program county- wide is prohibitive, and supervisors chairman Bob Johnson is proposing a solution of another sort.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((Roanoke County has offered curbside recycling on a limited basis since 1988, but the program has been extended to only ten percent of the county's residents.
Faced with the cost of replacing a truck with more than a million miles, and expanding the program county- wide, some of the supervisors believe there is a better approach.
Sorting recyclables at the trash transfer station or the landfill.
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((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT SEEMS LIKE A BETTER WAY TO DO IT. WE MIGHT EVEN LOOK AT THE PRIVATE SECTOR, SOMEBODY COMING IN AND ACTUALLY MAKING A BUSINESS OF IT BY SELLING THE ALUMINUM, PAPER, GLASS ETC. BUT THE WAY WE'RE DOING IT NOW JUST SEEMS TO BE SO EXPENSIVE AND INEFFICIENT. AND AGAIN NOT EVERYBODY IS PARTICIPATING BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PUT OUT THERE.))
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Other communities do separate recyclables after the trash is collected, and for most it's a low-tech, labor- intensive operation.
They dump the refuse on a conveyor system, then workers sort the material by hand.
Whether other localities would embrace the idea is an important question... since the Roanoke Valley has a regional landfill.
Two-thirds of Roanoke's households have curbside recycling... and the city plans to increase that number by several thousand next year.
Joe Dashiell News 7.))

Korsh


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Eric Korsh


The spine surgeon who faces 40-some medical malpractice complaints was back in court today.
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie/Newsroom


Connie Stevens is here to re-cap the first day of trial testimony in this civil lawsuit.
Live=Connie Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Connie1;


It's a lawsuit worth about two-million dollars-- Pat Brunson claims Dr. Eric Korsh, an orthopaedic surgeon-- led him down the wrong path, by being so insistent that he undergo bone fusion surgery.
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Brunson, a modern-day cowboy-- says Dr. Korsh told him he HAD to have the surgery, using pedical screws to fuse his damaged vertebrae-- or he'd be paralyzed.
With it, though, he says Korsh told him he could count on a full recovery.
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Today, tapes were presented showing Brunson working his land and his horses.
Lifting, pulling, and bending-- work that Brunson claimed he could no longer do.
He still stands by that claim -- and says SINCE the videos were made by the defense's private investigator-- he's in even worse condition.
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Though Brunson did sign an informed consent document, stating that the surgery could leave him in worse condition, or even be fatal-- the plaintiff said he trusted Korsh, the expert-- rather than the documents.
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Live=Connie Full/Newsroom


This case is so significant, because about 50 complaints have been filed against the doctor-- but several have since been dropped.
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie/Newsroom


Many former patients believe Brunson's case could chart their own course.


OJ-Forensics


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Henry Lee


A forensics expert who testified on behalf of O.J. Simpson says the football star's murder trial focused attention on the value of forensic science.
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SUPER=@File;


Doctor Henry Lee testified about important blood spatter evidence, as well as footprints found at the scene of the double murder.
Lee says since the trial, police and prosecutors have stepped up forensic training, realizing they must rely on such evidence more and more.
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((DR. HENRY LEE/FORENSIC EXPERT: IN RECENT YEARS HAVE A LOT OF NEW ADVANCEMENTS IN FORENSIC TECHNIQUES. MEANWHILE THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF SOLVING CRIME IS DECREASING. FEWER AND FEWER WITNESS COME FORWARD TO GIVE POLICE VALUABLE INFORMATION, SO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. ))
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Lee was at Virginia Tech today addressing the latest advancements in forensic technology.
His brother, T.K. Lee is a Tech physics professor.
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Clover


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=None


A power plant known as the state's largest construction project this decade is 100- percent up- and- running.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 1995;


The Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Virginia Power own the one- point- two- billion- dollar Clover Power Station in Halifax County.
They say the second of two coal-fired units is ready to provide power.
The station's first unit began operating last year.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
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...some slim gains on Wall Street today.
The Dow gained four points to close at 56 hundred 30.
NASDAQ up almost one point.
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Italian-Festival


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=None


Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on central Virginia this September for the area's first Italian Festival of the Seven Hills.
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The event is being sponsored by the Lynchburg chapter of the Sons of Italy.
The four-day festival will offer nationally- known music acts, a carnival, Italian food court, fireworks and arts and crafts.
Organizer Mike Buscemi (boo-SEM-ee) expects more than 40- thousand people to pass through the gates.
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((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE'RE HOPING FOR THE ENTIRE AREA, OBVIOUSLY BEST CASE SCENARIO IS WE WANT TO FILL UP ALL THE HOTEL ROOMS, WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME SEE THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA, STAY FOR THE WEEKEND, ENJOY THEMSELVES, BRING THE FAMILY AND HOPEFULLY WHEN IT'S ALL OVER, GO HOME.))
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The festival will run from September 5th through the 8th, on a site off Route 221 in Forest.
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Giles-Chorus


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


A local choir is trying to strike a chord with some folks up north.
The Giles High School Symphonic Chorale is gearing up for a Saturday competition in New Jersey.
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But the group tuned up in New York, performing before a national audience on "C-B S This Morning." Nat- Sot 8:30:04 ((SINGING))
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After its appearance on the show, the group performed at the Lincoln Center.
On Sunday the choir takes its act to broadway-- sort of.
Members BOUGHT tickets to Phantom of the Opera.

Sports tease


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


Three athletes from the outback are making an impact on the Roanoke College mens lacrosse team, bowling has invaded the valley,
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and Frank Beamer will talk about spring football practice and filling some holes in his line up.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Express/Checkers


The Charlotte Checkers blanked the Roanoke Express 3-nothing at Independence Arena last night in game one of the ECHL playoffs.
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The Checkers outshot the Express 35 to 26. Darrell Norin scored 2 of Charlotte's 3 goals on the night.
Express goalie Matt DelGuidice was outplayed by veteran Nick Vetucci. But Vitucci knows Roanoke never quits.
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((NICK VITUCCI/MADE 26 SAVES FOR CHARLOTTE:))
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S-Marbury


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-4
GRAPHIC=none
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One other college hoops note. ESPN and the Atlantic Journal Constitution are reporting that Georgia tech freshman phenom Stefon Marbury will leave college for the NBA. Marbury averaged 19 points per game this past season. Georgia tech is calling the reports Premature.
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S-Bowling


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The Roanoke Valley is the host this year for the State Women's bowling tournament.
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Roanoke hosted the first tournament in 1958 and this is the sixth time the event has come to the valley.
93 teams and over 480 bowlers will compete in the event which will last for nine weekends at Hilltop and Lee-Hi lanes.
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((DIANE WIMMER/STATE WOMEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION: ))
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S-Tech


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


The Virginia Tech football team is in its first week of spring football practice.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Head coach Frank Beamer must find new targets for Hokie senior quarterback Jim Druckenmiller. Most of his receiving core from last season is gone.
Beamer must also replace the defensive front. Cornell Brown is the only standout that returns.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-Ausies


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke lacrosse


The Roanoke men's lacrosse team always has a touch of the outback around it.
Three Maroon players hail from Melbourne Austrailia. And thanks to hard work and new frienships; these journeymen adjusted to their new home.
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(( say hello to A.J. NAT SOUND"GOOD DAY"
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The threesome brought with them some clothes; their sticks and some common phrases from the bush. ((PAUL STONE/MAROON DEFENSEMAN:))
Making a new home thousands of miles away from family and friends can be a disagreeable task.
Thank goodness for southern hospitality. ((ADAM JACKSON/ROANOKE TEAM CAPTAIN:))
A.J. faces off and was the first Ausie to arrive in Salem. Getting adjusted to America and Roanoke college rules were adventures in themselves. ((BILL PILAT/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
All maintain about a B average, play for the nation's fifth ranked team and work to pay tuition. Being homesick can be a problem....finacially of course. ((A.J.:))
There have been other adjustments. ((JASON DAVENPORT/MAROON MIDFIELDER:)) They want a national championship very badly. But if they don't get it; they'll leave Salem, Virginia headed back to Melbourne Austrailia with something jsut as important. ((PAUL STONE:))
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
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Roanoke County's school bond referendum vote is now less than a week away.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
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Keith, on Tuesday voters will decide whether more than 30- million dollars will be used for the construction of a new high school.
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Preliminary plans are to build the school in Southwest County.
Tonight a local coalition opposing the project will be holding a forum at Glenvar High School.
We'll see what residents in that part of the county have to say.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom

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