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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
We'll hear the house debate on over-riding the Governor's veto of funds for the Roanoke Valley.
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And they've got bigger fish to fry this political season... Joe Dashiell will be with us in Wakefield for the Shad Planking.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Jordan talks about hitting the Bullseye with win number 70.
N.C. State has a new head basketball coach,
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and the Roanoke Rush picks former Hokies assistant Duke Strager to be the team's new head coach.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The sun returned today, the warmth will follow tomorrow. Your hometown forecast is just around the corner.

XGR-Veto


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Session 96


Close but NO cigar.
Roanoke Democrats twice came within two votes of a rare override of the Governor's veto.
They failed both times.
With lawsuits threatened all around, the 1996 General Assembly convened today to wrap up its business.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with the highlights.
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
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Roanoke Democrats got an A for effort today -- but the Governor's vetoes still stand.
That means no new state funding for the College of Health Sciences and Virginia CARES prisoner rehab program.
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(( They needed 67 votes to override Governor Allen's veto.
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((CLOSE ... THE ... ROLL. CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.))
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But despite emotional, bi- partisan expressions of support, Virginia CARES will now have to somehow bid for money, when it's funding runs out by July.
Then there was the College of Health Sciences funding -- for students all over southwest Virginia.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: 600 AND SOME PLUS STUDENTS... BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, LET ME SHOW YOU THE FACES OF THE PEOPLE THAT IF YOU VOTE TO SUSTAIN THIS VETO, YOU'LL BE TAKING THEIR JOBS.))
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Fine.
That veto stood too.
And so did Allen's veto of the langauge that would have forced him to ask for federal Goals 2000 money -- if two thirds of local school boards said to.
They did.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SUGGEST TO THE SCHOOL BOARDS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH THAT WE DON'T HAVE FAITH IN THEIR JUDGMENT. THAT WE SAY TO THEM WE'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE. AND THEN WHEN THEY MEET THE MANDATES THAT THEY'VE SET OUT, WE SAY "OH. SORRY."))
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((DEL. KIRK COX: IT'S ABSOLUTELY INCUMBENT UPON US NOT TO PUT THE ONE THING THAT'S VALUED IN THE CLASSROOM AT RISK, AND THAT IS WHAT WE TEACH THE KIDS. I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT WILLING TO GIVE THAT OVER TO THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
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So then there are the lawsuits.
House Democrats promise to take the Governor to court over what they see as the misuse of his line item veto powers -- like, can he veto language about Goals 2000 or just money items?
The Governor promises to take the legislature to court over the budget that runs through June 30th.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


He says they should give him the whole budget to review.
They say he only needs the changes.
Constitutional principles will be tested under this Governor.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=John Warner


If John Warner can get his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate again, he'll probably win re-election.
SS=News 7 Poll


That's what a News-7/Roanoke Times poll shows... Warner leading among likely Republican voters in the June primary...but not by much.
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If the vote were held today, the survey says Warner would poll less than 50 percent of the vote, but still beat challenger Jim Miller.
Seventeen percent of the voters surveyed said they hadn't made up their minds yet.
But among GOP voters, just 39 percent have a favorable opinion of Virginia's senior senator; and 25 percent have an UNfavorable view.
John Warner is maintaining a comfortable lead over his likely Democratic opponent, Mark Warner, 56 percent to 24 percent.
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Shad-Planking


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Senator Jhn Warner and Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer were no shows today at the shad planking, but the politicking went on without them.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/StarLink


Tonight Joe Dashiell reports from Wakefield where the candidates were putting their spin on the latest poll results.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- There's a merger in the works in Danville, and it effects some five thousand workers. We'll have the details.
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and federal investigators comb through the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last night in Franklin County. They're looking for clues as to what went wrong.
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Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The small plane that crashed in Franklin County last night dropped out of the sky like a rock.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday


Charles and Estelle Diseker were on their way to visit their son, an air traffic controller in Leesburg.
The Austin, Texas couple apparently died on impact.
Federal Aviation Administration investigators spent several hours this morning digging the propeller out of the ground.
Though there's an open field within a few yards of the crash site, it was almost a vertical descent.
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((PRETTY CLOSE TO STRAIGHT DOWN. YOU CAN TELL BY LOOKING AT SOME OF THE LIMBS THE WAY THEY WERE BROKEN. BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY IT'S IN A GROVE OF TREES. IF IT HAD COME IN AT AN ANGLE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE DAMAGE TO THE TREES RIGHT HERE. SO YES IT WAS AT A RATHER STEEP ANGLE IT CAME IN.))
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***Keith on ENG***
Though it's a small plane, Jones says it's a "good, strong aircraft," pointing to how much of it remains intact following the crash.
The two-seater "home- built" aircraft went down around four o'clock yesterday afternoon in the midst of a sudden shower.
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((IT COME UP A STORM HERE. AND THE WIND WAS AWFUL BAD. WE HEARD THIS PLANE. BUT WE DIDN'T PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE NOISE WE THOUGHT THE WIND BLEW A TREE OVER.))
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While investigators are looking into weather conditions at the time of the accident, they also want to know if the engine was still turning at the point of impact, and whether the controls were still intact.
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Textile-Workers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia's largest Union is preparing to roll out the welcome mat for some five- thousand workers in the Danville area.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the United Food and Commercial Workers' Union already represents some 18- thousand workers in Virginia.
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(( The workers preparing to join the U-F-C-W are current members of the United Textile Workers Union.
George Frazier represents the 4- thousand Dan River employees making the switch.
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((GEORGE FRAZIER/LOCAL UTWA PRESIDENT:YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH POWER AND NUMBERS, THEY SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES AND DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS WE'VE LOST MEMBERS DUE TO FOREIGN IMPORTS AND AUTOMATION AND THE UFCW IS GOING TO BRING THAT BACK. ))
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Three other Danville area unions are also planning to merge with the U-F-C-W.
Those unions represent workers from Hickson Dan-Chem, Commodore Mobile Homes and Ennis Business Forms.
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((MICHAEL FALLEN:FOR MY UNION, WE'RE RELATIVELY SMALL, WE HAVE ABOUT 67 MEMBERS OUT OF A POSSIBLE 75. ECONOMICS, THAT'S WHAT IT WAS BASED ON PURELY ECONOMICS. ))
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stand up:
The local merger has actually been in the works for some time. It stems from an agreement reached last fall between both international unions.
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((TOM MCNUTT/LOCAL UFCW PRESIDENT:BY CONSOLIDATING THERE'S OBVIOUSLY STRENGTH IN NUMBER AND AN INCREASE IN RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ORGANIZE AND SERVICE THE EXISTING MEMBERSHIP.))
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Three of the four local unions have already agreed to the merger. The fourth is expected to vote Thursday night. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Comair


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Airport


One of the biggest beefs about the Roanoke Regional Airport is that most of the flights are on prop planes.
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Airport administrators hope today's announcement will help answer some of those complaints.
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Comair, Roanoke's Delta Connection says starting this summer it will bring jet service here.
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((JOE KAUFMAN/COMAIR: WE'RE NOW IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE BEGINNING TO UPGRADE SERVICE IN A LOT OF OUR EXISTING CITIES, WHICH ARE SOMEWHAT SHORTER HAUL MARKETS, BUT THERE CERTAINLY IS ENOUGH TRAFFIC TO WARRANT THE JET SERVICE.)) ((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT ASST. DIRECTOR: WELL IT'S A BIG DEAL BECAUSE COMAIR WILL REALLY REPRESENT OUR SECOND JET CARRIER AT ROANOKE. USAIR IS CURRENTLY THE ONLY JET CARRIER.))
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Comair's jet service will begin with one roundtrip flight daily to its Cincinnati hub.
The flights will be on Comair's new fleet of 50 seat Canadair (can-uh-DARE) jets.
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Revco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=None


Federal regulators fear the merger of two drug store chains is a prescription for higher prices.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Today the Federal Trade Commission voted to file a lawsuit to block the deal between Revco and Rite Aid.
Attorneys in Ohio, New York and other states are expected to file companion suits.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The deal involves about 48 hundred stores in 22 states, including Virginia.

Stocks


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


Stocks finished sharply lower today. The Dow lost 70 points and closed at 56 hundred 20.
NASDAQ dropped four points.
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Aliff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Lisa Aliff


A judge has ordered former beauty queen Lisa Aliff to stop harassing her ex- husband.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Week


Bedford County Judge William Sweeney ruled the former Miss Virginia can contact Rick Hawkins only once a week-- except for emergencies.
Judge Sweeney also ruled on the issue of Aliff's visitation rights for the couple's five- year- old son, who lives with Hawkins.
Aliff can see the boy every other weekend-- and must also pay child support.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Aliff


Aliff recently moved back to the Roanoke Valley from California. She's now selling time for K-92.
She was charged with parental kidnapping after she failed to return her son to Virginia in time to start school.
But those charges were dropped.

PLAYGROUND


ANCHOR=KEITH
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


Kids will be climbing, swinging and playing on a brand new playground come Sunday afternoon, thanks to a massive volunteer effort in Pembroke.
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SUPER=03-Pembroke;


With the help of Leathers and Associates Architects out of New York, the Giles County community is building Treasure Island Playground in the span of just four days.
More than 1200 volunteers will have contributed to the effort by Sunday evening, and children will be able to enjoy the new $70,000 facility.
It took more than a year to raise all the funds.
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Leathers & Associates has built hundreds of playgrounds across the country, and asked for advice on the design of Treasure Island from students at Eastern Elementary in Giles county.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, The Roanoke Rush has a new head coach, as does N.C. State.
Some area linksters swing for charity today.
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and Steve Mason talks with Jeff Gordon about keeping his personal life on track and out of the fast lane.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=BULLS


The Chicago Bulls hit the 70 win mark last night in Milwaukee as they shot down the BUcks and shot themselves into the record books.
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SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Last Night; :00


The 86-to-80 win makes the Bulls the first team in NBA history to win 70 games in a regular season.
It's an accomplishment that will likely take a while to sink in.
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S-State


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=mve
TAPE#BB-96-4
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


North Carolina State has a new head basketball coach.
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SUPER=Raleigh, NC/This Morning;


Herb Sendek, who was the coach at Miami of Ohio, will replace Les Robinson who resigned last month.
Wolfpack athletic director Todd Turner said he signed Sendek to a five year contract because the school was looking for someone with a flawless character and he fit the bill.
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S-Rush


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Rush


When the Roanoke Rush opens its second season of National Minor League Football it will have a new head coach.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The Rush has chosen defensive coordinator Duke Strager to replace Denie Marie as head coach.
Strager was a defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech from 1987 to 1991. He coached the defense at Concord College in 1992.
The Rush was 9 and 5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs last year.
Strager plans to build on what the team had last year plus make a bigger effort to attract players from the area.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports


It was a little windy today, but the sun was out and so were the golfers over at Countryside.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00


For the past five years workers at the Cave Spring Corners Kroger store have pooled their talents and energy to serve up a golf tournament to raise money for the March of Dimes.
And this year the tournament expanded to two flights, and included 176 golfers including our own Roy Stanley.
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Not surprisingly, Heninger and his Kroger comrades also managed to serve up some serious grub for lunch.
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=Jeff Gordon


Jeff Gordon has learned first hand that success does have a price, namely a lack of free time and big time pressure.
But Steve Mason says, the Wonder Boy wouldn't change a thing.
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((The swarm of fans, the pressures to win for team and sponsor. It's enough to go crazy. But not this 24 year old. His humbleness and appreciation make it easy to understand how "wonder Boy" can apply to more than just driving ability. ((JEFF GORDON:))
It seems the only thing Jeff has lost in the past few years is free time. Especially with his new wife Brooke. ((GORDON:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
((GORDON:))
In a time where some role models are receiving and giving bumps and bruises, Gordon is quickly becoming dependable. At Danville's Coca-Cola branch Gordon met 14 year old rising legends star Timothy Peters. ((TIMOTHY PETERS/IDOLIZES JEFF GORDON:)) ((TOM NICHOLS/DANVILLE COCA-COLA MANAGER:))
Gordon has 10 Winston Cup wins in 3 years. His focus now turns to Martinsville, where victory lane continues to elude him. In Danville, Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) Wx-Tape
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
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From Waco to Montana, cult groups and militias have dominated the news in recent years.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


And law enforcement officials have called in some outside help for expert advice in how to deal with them.
Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
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Keith, Rick Ross is one of those cult group and militia experts whose insight has been valuable to authorities in recent years.
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Ross was consulted during the Branch Davidian siege in Waco in 1993.
He is currently assisting A-T-F agents with the Freemen standoff in Montana.
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Ross is speaking at Lynchburg College tonight. on News 7 at 11. Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight