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Coming up on NEWS 7 at Six:
Details of a corporate expansion plan in Roanoke.
Some commiseration for those of you still working on your taxes.
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And an UN-armed bank robbery suspect subdued by employees and carried to custody.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason has the latest on the Tour DuPont that is rolling our way in about three weeks.
Uta wins another Boston Marathon.
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And Magic gets fined $10 thousand dollars and suspended for three games for doing the bump.
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WX-Head
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Two fronts combine to pound the region tonight with everything from thunderstorms to high elevation snow. We will break down the forecast by area coming up.

Innotech


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-23
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A Roanoke optical company has its eye on some big expansion plans.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Ronald Blum/Innotech Chief Executive Officer; :25
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SUPER=01-Ken DiRocco/Innotech Employee; 1:17
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(( It's not visible to the naked eye, but there's a lot going on inside this plain looking building in Roanoke.
Innotech Incorporated has developed a machine called the Excalibur which makes bifocal lenses faster, cleaner, and cheaper...and to satisfy demand for this new product, the company says it needs to increase its workforce dramatically.
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: IF INNOTECH ACHIEVES WHAT WE WANT IT TO ACHIEVE, THERE WILL BE OVER 550 NEW JOBS IN ROANOKE, AND 450 NEW JOBS IN PETERSBURG. ))
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((Innotech sees itself expanding for two main reasons. For starters, it thinks it has a unique product, and second, the demand for the bifocal lenses it makes is growing by the day.))
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((PHIL SPARKS/ROANOKE ECON. DEVELOPMENT CHIEF: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MARKET, BABY BOOMERS ARE COMING OF AGE NOW, AND I HEARD THAT RECENTLY WE HAVE 10 THOUSAND PER DAY TURNING 50, AND THEY'RE GONNA NEED THE PRODUCTS THAT THIS COMPANY'S MAKING.))
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Innotech began selling its product three years ago to opticians and retail eyeglass centers, and orders have climbed steadily ever since.
The company will fund its expansion with the 30 million dollars raised when it sold its stock to the public last month...this has employees like Ken DiRocco excited, he's been with Innotech almost from the beginning.
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((KEN DIROCCO/INNOTECH EMPLOYEE: IT'S A BIG GROWTH IT'S A SHOCK IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE WE STARTED OFF WITH SUCH A SMALL GROUP.))
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Innotech has space available to expand its Petersburg operation, but Roanoke remains a question.
The company says though, it will make every effort possible to have its growth take place inside the city limits.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Pulaski-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire destroyed a home on Owens Road in the Snowville section of Pulaski County this afternoon.
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It took about 20 minutes for firefighters to bring the blaze under control.
They say it was probably too late to save the 40 year- old log house by the time the fire was reported.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/SNOWVILLE V.F.D. CHIEF: WE GOT THE CALL AND THE PEOPLE THAT CALLED IT IN SAID IT WAS ALREADY COMING THROUGH THE ROOF. WE HAD TWO FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED WITH THE PUMPER. WHEN THEY GOT HERE THE LOG CABIN WAS TOTALLY INVOLVED WITH FIRE. ))
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The house and all of its contents were destroyed.
Simpkins says the fire started in the wiring of a front porch light.
No one was home at the time.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A melee in a Lynchburg bank this morning ended in the arrest of a suspect on bank robbery charges.
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Police had to use chemical spray to subdue 34- year- old Troy Nathan Jennings before they could carry him out of the First Federal Savings Bank.
Jennings allegedly had grabbed money from a teller's drawer then fought with bank employees who were able to detain him until police arrived.
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((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE BANK MANAGER MANAGED TO LOCK HIM INTO THE VAULT WITH THE GATE AND THE ALARM WAS SOUNDED AND POLICE RESPONDED. A FIGHT ENSUED, NOT ONLY BETWEEN THE BANK MANAGER AND THE SUSPECT, BUT THE POLICE OFFICERS AND THE SUSPECT.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
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Four people, including Jennings and a police officer were slightly injured in the struggle.
Authorities say Jennings apparently was NOT armed.
He's been charged with two counts of robbery.
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Taxes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Tax Day


Its the time of year where everyone remembers their Uncle Sam as the clock is inching toward the midnight tax deadline.
Double Boxes=Keith/Kimberly Microwave

Kimberly McBroom is at Roanoke's main post office where they are trying to take the sting out of the tax deadline. Kim, it looks like a party down there.
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(Rollcue: up until the midnight deadline)
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Kim adlibs
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(Question: What other post offices are open late tonight?)


Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


A former national budget director has found he needs a little more time to file his taxes.
Senate candidate Jim Miller released 11 years of his personal tax records to the media -- including an extension request to file late this year.
Miller says he and his wife have been so busy on the campaign trail that they haven't gotten their taxes done.
A spokesman for John Warner declined to release the Senator's records.
Today was also the day for candidates to file their fundraising and spending reports for the last quarter.
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John Warner reports 484- thousand dollars raised, and 778- thousand on hand.
Jim Miller's campaign raised 288- thousand -- and has 178- thousand left.
On the Democratic side, multimillionaire Mark Warner reports 257- thousand raised in the last three months, and 107- thousand still on hand.
Leslie Byrne did NOT release her finance figures to the media in time for this broadcast.
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Still to come on the news cast, good news on the tax front for one locality,
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and we'll explain why Montgomery County workers are jumping at the chance to build a new frog pond.
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City-Budget


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert has unveiled a budget proposal that maintains services and tax rates while it provides a pay raise for city employees.
Double Box=Keith & Joe


Tonight, Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with the numbers.
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Keith, the 152- million dollar spending plan represents a four- point- one percent increase over the current budget.
Among the new initiatives are two that Herbert says will benefit the city's neighborhoods.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: CITY COUNCIL'S BASIC DIRECTION IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET WAS TO TRY IF POSSIBLE TO MAINTAIN SERVICES. WE'VE DONE THAT. NOT INCREASE TAXES. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. AND TO BEGIN SOME NEW INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS THESE CRITICAL NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS THAT ARE FACING THE CITY AND I'M MOST PLEASED ABOUT THOSE INITIATIVES.))
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A program to conduct regular inspections of the city's rental property gets the go- ahead in the city manager's budget proposal.
So does a move toward automation in trash collection. By providing residents with roll-out trash containers, the city ultimately hopes to save money... and do a better job of containing garbage in neighborhoods and on the street before it's picked up.
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The budget also includes a four- and a half percent pay raise for employees... and full funding of the school board's budget request.
Double Box=Keith & Joe


Keith, The local share of the education budget amounts to more than 39- million dollars... an increase of almost five percent over the current budget year.
Of course, city council must still pass judgement on all of this, and members will hold a public hearing on the plan April 29th at the Civic Center.

L'burg-Budget


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg homeowners will be getting a slight tax break next year.
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The 1996- 97 Lynchburg budget calls for a two cent drop in the real estate tax rate for the next fiscal year.
The city also is cutting back on its business license and machinery and tools taxes.
It all adds up to about 750- thousand dollars less in revenue, but officials say services won't be affected.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WOULD VIEW THIS BUDGET AS BEING REASONABLE. IT DOES CALL FOR SOME TAX DECREASES WHICH EVERYBODY LIKES, IT ALSO FUNDS OUR MAJOR INSTITUTIONS AND THE SCHOOLS IN A PRETTY REASONABLE MANNER. IT'S A REAL START TOWARD DOING THAT, AND WE HAVE NOT DECREASED SERVICES IN ANY WAY.))
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Davenport says local funding to schools also will increase by more than one million dollars this year.
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Whitt


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
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The executive director of the Wytheville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has admitted criminal acts that cost her her job.
Clara Whitt pled guilty in federal court this afternoon. She has already paid the government 12-thousand dollars in fines and restitution.
According to a two- count information filed today, Whitt accepted gifts- -including renovation work on her own home- -in return for tampering with the bidding process on low-income housing projects in Wythe County.
In one instance she got the department of Housing and Urban Development to pay Ridgewood Contractors 2-thousand dollars the contractor wasn't entitled to.
The 58-year old Wytheville resident is set to be sentenced in July.

Monty-Pool


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Kids in Montgomery County may cool their heels in the frog pond this summer.
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Contractors will be hopping for the next six weeks to complete work on the new county swimming pool, named "The Frog Pond."
It's about half finished, but officials hope by Memorial Day weekend it will be ready to open.
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((TOM BAIN/MONTGOMERY CO. PARKS & REC.: WE STILL HAVE TO FINISH THE WALLS, WE HAVE TO DO THE WHITE-COAT IN THE POOL, THE EQUIPMENT LIKE THE FROG-SLIDE, THE TUBE SLIDE AND THE WATER DROP STILL HAS TO BE INSTALLED. ))
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The county has been without a pool since a broken valve destroyed the old one two years ago.
Insurance is covering the half- million dollar- construction cost.
The county is seeking donations to improve the pool's playground.
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((WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS NOW THAT ARE DONATED AND WE HOPE TO RAISE THE OTHER FIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING. ))
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Children and their families are collecting signatures this week to sponsor them in a fundraising walk around the New River Valley Mall.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
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On Wall Street today, the stock market got the week off to a good start.
The DOW climbed more 60 points closing for the day at 55-hundred-93.
Nasdaq rose nearly 10 points.
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Tech-Center


ANCHOR=keith
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TAPE#96-21
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A ground- breaking ceremony in Franklin County is the first step to breaking new ground in Virginia.
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The Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration should be complete by the fall of '97.
And officials say it's the first of its kind in the Commonwealth.
The facility will give eighth and ninth graders the opportunity to learn about a wide range of occupations.
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((LEONARD GEREAU/FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: THE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COME OUT WITH SALEABLE SKILLS. SO THEY'LL BE MUCH BETTER PREPARED FOR THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW... BEING ABLE TO APPLY TECHNOLOGY TO ANY CAREER. ))
SUPER=01-Leonard Gereau/Franklin County Schools Superintendent;
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Gereau says the concept for the center was developed a couple of years ago, with the help of business leaders and parents.
Teachers at the 6- point- three million dollar facility are expected to instruct five- hundred students each semester.
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Footless-Pup


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


A pawless pup that was found in a local dumpster has found a new home.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Matt and Pam Lucas of Roanoke are the proud owners of the lab mix.
The puppy was born without paws, so the owners will have to deal with the special needs of the pet.
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((PAM LUCAS/NEW OWNER: SOME SPECIAL BOOTIES WE'RE THINKING ABOUT HAVING MADE FOR HER WHICH WOULD HELP HER ALSO OUTSIDE AND INSIDE.))
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The black lab was found in a dumpster and taken to the Roanoke Animal Hospital.
Vets say she is in good hands.
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((BRIDGET QUATMANN/ROANOKE SPCA VETERINARIAN: SHE'S NOT GOING TO BE THE KIND OF DOG THAT CAN GO OUT AND PLAY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE CAN BUT SHE CAN STILL HAVE A GOOD QUALITY LIFE.))
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Pam and Matt Lucas were selected from 29 applicants wanting the dog.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the NBA lowers the boom on Magic Johnson, more that 38 thousand run the Boston Marathon today.
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And Steve Mason has the latest on the upcoming Tour Dupont that is rolling in the valley in less than 3 weeks.
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S-Magic


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=MAGIC JOHNSON


There will be no more Magic in Los Angeles for the rest of the regular season.
Yesterday Magic Johnson puffed out his chest and bumped a referee.
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The incident which occurred after referee Scott Johnson failed to whistle what Magic Thought was a foul will cost Earvin $10 thousand dollars and a three game suspension.
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((EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON/SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES:))
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S-Tour


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


Tour Dupont officials held a news conference this morning to introduce one of the world's top mountain climbers who will be favored in Roanoke's uphill stage 5. Steve Mason says some changes in the course and increased prize money should make this stage exciting!
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((The Airport Marriott served as the site for an early morning Tour DuPont news conference. On the agenda; officially introducing 8 new sponsors. ((MAC MCCADDEN:))
May 5th's Stage 5 is no longer a mountain time trial. cyclists will not race the clock, but will now race each other. ((STEVE MASON:)) More prize money. Try 25 thousand more sponsorship dollars than last year. John Deer shelled out a grand for the king of the Mountain Jersey winner. Team U.S. Postal Service cyclists and mountain specialist Mike Engleman hopes to put his stamp on stage 5. ((MIKE ENGLEMAN/2 TOP 10 TOUR DUPONT FINISHES:)) Winners of the Lynville and Cahas mountain sprints also earn a thousand each. The price for winning is high. After stage 5, cyclists face the longest of the tour's mountain stages in the 135 mile stage 6, which turns the beautiful Mountain Lake resort area into an ugly 4 thousand foot monster. ((MIKE:))
Stage 6 finishes on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Stee mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Marathon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-2
GRAPHIC=BOSTON MARATHON


The 100th running of the BOston Marathon took place today under ideal conditions with a record number of runners.
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Temperatures were in the 50's as 38 thousand 706 entrants began the 26 point 2 mile jaunt through the streets of Boston.
But by the end, a familiar face was mugging for the camera in the women's division.
Germany's Uta Pippig became the first woman in history to win three straight marathons with a time of 2 hours 27 minutes and 12 seconds.
American Jean Driscoll won the women's wheelchair division for the seventh straight year.
Switzerland's Hans Fry captured the top prize in the men's wheelchair division.
And the overall winner was Kenya's Moses (TA-NOO-EE) Tanui. Last year's runnerup in the marathon won today's event in a time of 2 hour, nine minutes and 16 seconds.
This is a third straight year a Kenyan has won the men's marathon.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


The 13 member search committee in charge of selecting a new athletic director at Radford University has been formed.
Chuck Hayes the university's faculty rep to the NCAA and a professor in the theatre department will chair the committee that also includes women's basketball coach Lubomyr Lichonczak, and student representative Kim Hairston.

S-Labonte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE


The Winston cup circuit rolls back in to Martinsville this weekend for the Goody's 500.
Qualifying is set for Friday afternoon, and then Sunday look for more of Terry Labonte.
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The Iceman tied Richard Petty's Ironman record for consecutive starts as he won the First Union 400 yesterday.
Sunday he'll pass the King with his 514th start.
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Also, in case you missed it over the weekend the defending Late MODEL stock car champion at New River Valley opened the season in style.
Jeff Agnew won the first 100 lapper of the year, while Tim McGuire was second.
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