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Next on News Seven a high speed police chase ends in Roanoke County.
Two people are dead, and an infant is in critical condition.
We'll have a live report.
And an organization in Danville pays homage to victims of child abuse.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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In sports, Rusty Wallace wins another spring race at Martinsville and the Bulls and Knicks end their regular seasons on winning notes.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


A few light showers fell this morning-- otherwise the sun made a fairly lengthy appearance.
Look for more sunshine and 80- degree temperatures tomorrow.

Video-Open


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# Video-Open
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VO-NAT


A car chase leaves two people dead, several injured, and an infant in critical condition-- after a police pursuit into Roanoke County.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


Good Evening.
This is News 7 at Six.
I'm Ron Jones.

Roanoke-Chase


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dal
TAPE# 96-26
GRAPHIC=None


It all started around 1:30 this afternoon as several police agencies pursued a vehicle onto Williamson Road.
The chase ended in death and multiple injuries.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise/Microwave


Denise Allen is at the scene of the crash with the lastest.
Denise what can you tell us?
Talent=Denise/Live Full
SUPER=@Denise1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
(denise ad lib)

Roll cue: of Plantation and Williamson Road.
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DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise
(Q & A: Denise, was the suspect injured?)


Monument


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-21
GRAPHIC=None


An eight foot guardian angel is now watching over the city of Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The marble statue, erected in memory of all survivors and victims of child abuse, was unveiled this afternoon at Highland Burial Park.
Ann Worley, herself a survivor of abuse, began her crusade after hearing about the deaths of Michael and Alex Smith of South Carolina.
The two young boys were killed when their mother drove her car into a lake.
More than a hundred residents and local dignitaries were on hand to witness the unveiling.
Speakers, including Worley, encouraged the community to do what it can to prevent abuse.
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((ANN WORLEY/ABUSE SURVIVOR:GOD HAD GAVE ME A MISSION AND THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK, EACH VICTIM'S PAIN BECAME A PART OF ME AND I WAS DETERMINED TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO STOP THIS VIOLENCE.))
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The guardian angel was made in Italy.
It took Worley a year and a half of fundraising to make her dream a reality.
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General-Assembly


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=General Assembly


A special subcommittee of the General Assembly will meet tomorrow to consider how state money might be used to build a professional baseball stadium in northern Virginia.
The 45-thousand seat stadium is expected to cost 30 MILLION dollars a year in operating costs and debt service.
And some of that money will come out of state coffers.
The question of how to fund the proposed park is forcing Virginia legislators to decide if professional baseball should be a private enterprise or a public investment.

Route-58


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


The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving ahead with its work on Route 58.
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V-DOT says the transportation board has approved design plans in Lee, Grayson, and Mecklenburg Counties, and V-DOT is beginning to acquire the right of way.
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And continued progress on improvements to Route 58 is assured in the new budget approved by the General Assembly, which includes 40 MILLION dollars for each year of the biennium approved by Governor Allen.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


Route 58 is the single longest road in Virginia.
It stretches more than 500 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Kentucky.
Much of it though, has just two lanes.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
We'll take you to Danville, where a Catholic school breaks ground for a welcome addition.
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VO-NAT


And the Roanoke Symphony is hoping that David Wiley's charisma means more widespread exposure for classical music in the area
But first let's check in with Kimberley.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
Today started out a little gray, with light showers spreading across the region.
But then sunny skies prevailed by the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the warm temperatures we enjoyed today will climb even higher tomorrow-- into the 80s.
A warm, but unstable air mass settles in for the next couple of days-- we'll tell you what that means for our weather.
Stay with us. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Wiley


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-24
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The death of a major benefactor, and cuts in other funding have complicated the finances of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in recent years.
SS=Wiley, David


But as the Roanoke Valley welcomes a new conductor, officials say the symphony is on sound footing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;


Last week, the symphony ended a two- year search as it named David Wiley its new music director.
Though the death of Marian Via and cutbacks in corporate and government funding have strained the budget, symphony officials say they have weathered the downturn.
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((BRIGGS ANDREWS/SYMPHONY PRESIDENT: WE'VE TAKEN THE FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH OF CUTTING BACK ON THE THINGS WE'VE DONE, BUT KEEPING THE QUALITY UP. SO WE'VE DONE FEWER PERFORMANCES, BUT WE'VE MADE SURE WE HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF REHEARSALS AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE PERFORMING AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT IN THE FUTURE, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE THE FINANCES.))
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Wiley, David


Symphony officials hope David Wiley's musicianship, enthusiasm and sense of humor will help expand their audience.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Innotech


The future looks good for a Roanoke optical firm,
SS=Brendles

and a longtime retailer in the Roanoke and New River valleys has decided to close up shop.
SS=Business Review


Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday; :07
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday; :18
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :31
SUPER=04-Comair Video; :45
SUPER=03-Danville/Wednesday; :56
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The Bank of Ferrum anticipates that Franklin County is on the growth track, so it has decided to grow along with it.
On Monday the bank opened its fourth location, along route 220 north in Rocky Mount.
Innotech expects to hire upwards of a thousand people at its plants in Roanoke and Petersburg.
The homegrown company makes a machine that produces bifocal lenses faster, cleaner, and cheaper than conventional techniques.
Two shopping centers in our area will soon have some gaping holes to fill.
The Brendles department store chain will close its locations in Christiansburg and the Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke County, as part of a company wide restructuring.
Roanoke will soon have two carriers providing jet service to its airport.
Comair announced Wednesday that starting in July it will have one roundtrip flight daily to its Cincinnati hub.
Virginia's largest union is about to get a lot bigger.
More than five thousand unionized workers from four Danville area companies are preparing to join forces with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
The semi-annual international furniture market opened in High Point this week.
Dozens of companies from our area are pinning their hopes for a profitable year on a good showing there.
And White Tire is making some serious inroads into eastern Virginia.
The Roanoke tire dealer says with the acquisition of the Davis Tire and Oil Company, its 1996 sales should reach 38 million dollars.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 3 points, closing at 5535.48.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Business News


Also this week, air traffic at the Lynchburg Regional Airport was down slightly in March compared to a year ago.
For the year its off between six and eight percent.
SS=Banking


And a Martinsville bank is expanding its reach.
MainStreet Bankgroup says it will purchase the First National Bank of Clifton Forge in a deal valued at 26 million dollars.

Ground-Break


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-28
GRAPHIC=None


Dozens were on hand to witness ground breaking for a private Catholic school in Southside.
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VO-NAT
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Sacred Heart in Danville is expanding.
On Wednesday-- ground was broken to signal the welcome addition.
The school is adding a gym and several new classrooms at a cost of about 510- thousand dollars.
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Star-Trek


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-34
GRAPHIC=None


30 years after Star Trek's debut on television, it's followers are as devoted as ever.
Many gathered today at the Trek-o-rama at the Holiday Inn Select in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT


Cancelled after 79 episodes, the original series eventually spawned three more shows, seven movies, books, and millions of devoted fans.
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Trek fans in Roanoke gathered yesterday to talk about the show that has captured the imagination of many.
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((TERRY STEVENS/PLUS COMICS: IT'S ABOUT HUMANITY OVERALL, THE STORY LINES. IT'S A PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION. STORIES IN THE FUTURE RELATE TO TODAY'S SOCIETY. ))
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The event features films, bloopers, and plenty other merchandise.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
Mike will join us live from the Goody's 500 in Martinsville.
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VO-NAT


And the Russian and American women's volleyball teams squared off in Roanoke Friday.
We'll see what makes a winning team in just a moment.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


Volleyball


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-25
GRAPHIC=Volleyball


United States Women's Volleyball team members say this could be their gold medal year.
They have experience, power and finesse.
And they demonstrated their talents in an exhibition match against Russia.
Denise Allen spoke with both teams during their visit to Roanoke.
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SUPER=01-Lori Endicott/USA Volleyball; :40
SUPER=10-Elena Batoukhtina/Russia/Olga Dmitrievia Interpreter; :56
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((I'M THE PERSON WHO IF EVERYTHING IS NOT REALLY GOING RIGHT , IF THEY HAVE TO THROW IT OUT THERE HIGH AND WIDE I'M OUT THERE TO THROW IT DOWN.))
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And this is one of her counterparts on the Russian team--hitter Elena Batoukhtina.
Russia is described as a power team.
While Cross-Battle says the U-S has a unique blend of power and finesse.
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((CROSS-BATTLE: WE HAVE BIG HITTERS, BUT WE'RE ALSO ABLE TO PLAY GOOD DEFENSE AND ABLE TO KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY LONGER.))
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Lori Endicott is one of the teams finesse players.
The eight year veteran is a setter--the quarterback of the team.
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IN Q=there's a full

((LORI ENDICOTT/USA VOLLEYBALL: THERE'S A FULL SCHEME OFFENSIVELY. A FULL SCHEME DEFENSIVELY, BLOCKING. THERE'S REALLY A LOT OF STRATEGY THAT GOES INTO PLAYING VOLLEYBALL.))
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Part of that strategy is scouting the competition and videotapes seem to be the universal scouting tool.
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((ELENA BATOUKHTINA/RUSSIA: INTERPRETED BY OLGA DMITRIEVIA: THEN WE STUDY THE AMERICAN TEAM AND EACH PLAYER AND HOW THEY PLAY, THEIR MANNERISMS, THEIR STYLE AND HOW THEY REACT.))
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For these wold class athletes volleyball is not a game, it's their job.
Six hours workouts five days a week, all for the Olympic dream.
And for Russian setter, Marina Lichtenstein's it's her third and most likely last Olympic games.
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IN Q=every sportsman

((MARINA LICHTENSTEIN/RUSSIA, INTERPRETED BY OLGA DMITRIEVIA: EVERY SPORTSMAN IS GETTING READY DURING HIS CAREER FOR ONE GAMES AND THAT IS THE OLYMPICS. IT'S THE HIGHEST POINT IN SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT.))
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((ENDICOTT: GROWING UP IN MISSOURI THAT'S WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT AS A KID WAS PLAYING IN THE OLYMPICS.))
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These two teams ended their Stars and Spikes Tour in Roanoke, with the series tied at three.
12 of the 15 U-S players visiting Roanoke will make the trip to Atlanta.
The rooster will be trimmed in June.
Women's Olympic Volleyball competition begins July 20th.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up, Virginia's Patrick Jeffers is picked by Denver in the fifth round of the N-F-L draft the N-B-A's regular season ended today.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Mike Stevens will join us live from the Goody's 500 at Martinsville.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=Bulls Logo


The Chicago Bulls closed the regular season with a record 72 victories after today's win over Washington.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Sportschannel; :


Ron Harper in the stands with a sore ankle snapping a few pictures.
And Michael Jordan gives him an action shot as he drives the baseline and scores on the reverse for two of his 26 points.
The Bullets run the floor. Calbert Chaney passes to Ladell Eackles who takes it in for the easy layup.
But Chicago was too tough Jordan SUPER=32-Chicago/103/Washington/=93;

drives to the paint and passes to Dennis Rodman for the jam and the Bulls win it 103 to 93.
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S-Knicks


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


The New York Knicks ended the regular season with a win for fifth place in the Eastern Conference Standings.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Sportschannel; :


New York's John Starks pulls up and nails this three pointer and the Knicks padded their lead in the first half.
Knicks Center Patrick Ewing had the hot hand here he gets it inside for two of his 28 points on the day. Ewing also had 13 rebounds.
The Celtics started a comeback in SUPER=32-New York/122/Boston/111;the

fourth quarter Dee Brown with the three but it was not enough New York Beats Boston 122 to 111.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=Martinsville speedway


It was an eventful day at Martinsviflle as Terry Labonte started his record 514-consecutive race, Stacy Compton started his first and Rusty Wallace won his fourth straight in record time.
DOUBLE BOXES=Roy/Mike/Microwave


Mike Stevens is at the track, Mike.
Talent=Mike/Live Full
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;


(mike ad libs) Roll cue:
....Indeed all eyes were on Labonte and compton before the race began.
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SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished 29-th; :48
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SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Goody's 500 Winner; 1:36
SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/Finished 4-th; 2:05
SUPER=01-Robert Yates/Owner Havoline Ford; 2:16
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DOUBLE BOXES=Roy/Mike


S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


The Atlanta Braves were home this Sunday afternoon taking on the San Diego Padres.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :


Several big defensive plays in the game here Braves third baseman Chipper Jones makes the nice catch right in front of the Padres dugout. Jones was a little shaken but remained in the game.
The Padres scored in the top of the ninth and in the bottom Fred McGriff
SUPER=35-Atlanta/==1/San Diego/==2;sends this line drive to right centerfield

scoring Jones from first to tie it 1 to 1 and San Diego goes on to win it 2 to 1 in 15.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The Phillies and Expos won today for those and all of today's pro scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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