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ANCHOR=Keith

The suspect in Sunday's deadly high-speed chase compares himself to Timothy McViegh.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: Scott Allman tells why he didn't stop for police.
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VO-NAT


Multiple suspects apprehended in a Roanoke housing project melee.
We've got a live report from Bluestone park- -to sort out who shot whom, maybe even why.
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Sports-Head
Talent=**Mike Live Full/Microwave


Tonight in sports I'll join you live from the Armory gym where a very special basketball game is underway.
Plus, Steve Mason will have the latest on the Roanoke Express ownership tug or war.
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And former Tech star Allan Bristow resigns under pressure today as the head coach of the Hornets.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


First the big winds..then some rain and now we are watching sharply cooler air move in. Weather details coming up.

Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


The man accused of running from police and killing a Vinton family during a car chase spoke from his jail cell today.
21-year-old Scott Carlton Allman is being held in the Roanoke County jail on three counts of manslaughter.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Newsroom


Ron Jones is in our newsroom. He spoke with Allman this afternoon.
Live=Ron Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Ron1;


Keith, Scott Allman characterized himself as troubled, confused young man who is just misunderstood.
And he says this weekend's tragedy is the fault of police.
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((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ANOTHER. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST THAT GUY TIM McVIEGH. THE HATED GUY IN OKLAHOMA CITY. I FEEL LIKE I'M THE HATED GUY OF ROANOKE.))
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Allman cried throughout the interview saying he has led a terrible life.
The attention on him began this Sunday when he led police on a twelve mile high speed chase that ultimately claimed the life of a Vinton family and put Allman's wife, who was a passenger in his car, in the hospital.
I asked him why he ran from police.
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((THE REASON WHY I RAN IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY WIFE. OKAY IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH ENOUGH TO DIE FOR HIM LIKE I DO TO MY WIFE.))
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Allman says he didn't want to go to jail-- plus he says he had a bunch of outstanding warrants against him.
Moments before the fatal crash officers say they slowed down and called off the chase-- Allman says...
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((YES, THEY SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT 25 MILE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.))
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When asked why he kept going?
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((I DON'T KNOW... I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
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When asked about his pending court case and his feelings about the family that was killed.
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((I JUST AM REALLY SORRY. I MEAN... I'M 21. I' JUST WISH THEY JUST GIVE ME THE LOW MAXIMUM SENTENCE.))
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Live=Ron Full/Newsroom


Allman also cites an officer's claim that he wanted to check Allman's car to see if his windows were tinted too dark--and Allman thinks that was a poor excuse to begin a chase when he left the scene.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Newsroom


But at the same time Keith, during the phone interview Allman contradicted himself, and he says if he had to do all over again-- he would pull over.

Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Two shootings and a pair of chases all within an hour's time.
Just another day on the job for Roanoke City Police.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is at the Bluestone Park public housing, where the gunfire first rang out.
Len how did this all get started?
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith friends and relatives say 17 year old Aaron Reynolds and his friend known as "School" were here at 2704 Sand Avenue visiting Aaron's sister Kenya, when a group of young men drove up, armed and ready .
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Reynolds was shot in the back, and his friend "school" was shot in the leg by the group of young men following a fight.
The men were apparently coming to settle a score involving Reynold's sister Kenya, who got into a fight with someone the night before.
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Following the shooting police were led on a wild goose chase, both in their cruisers and on foot...and they caught up with three of the suspects involved at a nearby middle school.
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A gun which may have been involved was also recovered.
And at the SAME TIME all this was going on, there was a shooting at Hanover Avenue, which police also believe is related to the first incident.
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Live=Len Full/Microwave
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And to say it was a busy afternoon for Roanoke Police, Keith, is an understatement.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave
(Keith question: Len how many suspects were involved in all?)



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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- We'll tell you about efforts to rebuild one community landmark damaged by fire.

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and what's next for the issue of school overcrowding in Roanoke County? The man who led the charge to defeat the bond referendum earlier this month speaks out about alternative plans.
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County-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Roanoke County voters rejected the 37 million dollar bond issue for schools, but the problems that led to the referendum haven't gone away.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


As county officials try to decide what to do next, Joe Dashiell reports there are no quick and easy answers.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Cyber-Chamber


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=none


It's the newest way to do business--an electronic marketplace.
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The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Business Interchange" will give users information about local communities and businesses throughout the Valley.
Chamber of Commerce president John Stroud says the agency is breaking new ground in cyberspace.
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((JOHN STROUD/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: WE WILL NOT ONLY CONNECT OUR 17-HUNDRED MEMBERS WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WE'LL ALSO BECOME ONE OF THE FIRST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COUNTRY TO SET STANDARDS FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS ON-LINE.))
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The Chamber of Commerce in Cyberspace program is created through a partnership with Kinetic Data Systems Incorporated.
Kinetic's president says the project has the potential to spur economic growth.
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Pinnacle page Live
You can find the Chamber's homepage this summer.
The e-mail address is: Chamber at rev dot net.
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Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


One of the major players in the snack food industry is coming to Lynchburg and bringing with it the possibility of a thousand new jobs.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Lynchburg officials confirm Frito Lay will build a new plant in the city's industrial park off Lakeside Drive.
Work already is underway there to build an access road and put in utilities to accommodate the plant.
A team of city leaders flew to Texas in January to present Lynchburg's incentive package for bringing Frito Lay to the Hill City.
While no official deal has been signed, Lynchburg apparently beat out several other localities in Virginia and West Virginia for the project. Ceremonies planned for next month could include a luncheon at Point of Honor where the company would make donations to several local charities.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Frito Lay


Once completed, the Frito Lay plant would employ upwards of one thousand people over the next five years.

Stocks


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


The stock market advanced today.
The Dow gained nearly 25 points and closed at 55 hundred 88.
NASDAQ was up 13 points.
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Old-Hospital


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


Danville is in danger of losing a historic landmark, one that has meant many different things to the community over the years.
The building caught fire last week and the owners don't have the money to cover the damage.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( When crews arrived Friday night, the Jefferson Street fire did not seem serious.
But in the blink of an eye, flames were shooting from the roof.
Officials believe the fire was accidentally set by trespassers.
Whatever the case-- the damage took a heavy toll on the historic building-- which until recently had been used for apartments.
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((JAMES THOMAS/PROPERTY OWNER: ABSOLUTELY, I THINK IT WILL BE TORN DOWN, I CAN'T AFFORD TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN BOARD IT UP AND PLAY A GAME OF WAIT. A WAIT AND SEE GAME. ))
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But if the building crumbles, so too, will a piece of Danville history.
The structure was built around the turn of the century as Danville's first hospital.
That's why community members have organized a meeting to find folks willing to help fix the building until the Thomas' find a buyer.
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((SHARON HODNETT/DOWNTOWN COORDINATOR: YOU HAVE PLASTER WALLS, OAK FLOORS. YOU HAVE EXPOSED BEAMS AND STRUCTURE. IF IT'S NOT TARPED OVER WITH THE SPRING SHOWERS THAT WE GET HERE, SOMETIMES RATHER SEVER STORMS, YOU HAVE A POSSIBILITY OF DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT IF IT'S NOT COVERED OVER PRETTY QUICKLY.))
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The structure was NOT insured.
The Thomas' say they couldn't find an affordable policy because the building was vacant.
The public meeting is scheduled for four Wednesday afternoon at the site. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Sports Tease


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



Double Boxes=Keith and Mike/Microwave
(Keith ad lib toss to Mike)



Talent=Mike Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith I'm refereeing a very special game here at the Armory gym tonight between Carilion Doctors and the transplant recipients.
I'll tell you more about this game plus the story of Allan Bristow's resignation
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And Steve Mason with the latest on who is running the show when it comes to the Roanoke Express.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-7
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express held an 11am news conference at Roanoke Civic Center today to speak to the media after last week's management shake up. And Steve Mason says the focus is on the fans.
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((John Gagnon was one Express owner not in attendance. He now has ownership in 2 hockey teams. His involvement caused problems, which were eliminated today. ((JOE:))
Steffen and the other board members addressed their reasoning behind last week's removal of Gagnon from his Express president's post and Paiement as secretary. ((JOE:)) Paiement, who is still the Express general manager, was involved in helping gagnon with Biloxi, but realized the attention he was giving that franchise hurt the one here. ((PIERRE:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JOE:))
Express ownership assures the fans that the team is on track. ((:))
Two questions still remain, a hockey practice facility and a productive affiliation. Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-4
GRAPHIC=hornets


The moving and shaking in the front office wasn't reserved just for the Express today as the Hornets and Allan Bristow parted ways.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


After five up and down years as the team's head coach, not to mention sagging attendance and a sagging defense this season both sides agreed a change was necessary for the good of the franchise.
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S-Marino


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=DOLPHINS


In yet another big off the field transaction today, the Miami Dolphins rewarded quarterback Dan Marino with a three year contract extension.
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The new deal with keep the 34 year old Marino in the money and in the hunt for that elusive super bowl ring.
He will make nearly six million a season.
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Also, today the Dolphins signed former Tech defensive back William Yarborough to a free agent contract.
The Bengals also signed former Hokies LInebacker George Del Ricco to a free agent contract.
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S-Organ


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#None


A 15 year old Henry County student's getting a real life lesson in the legal system.
Brian Wood and his parents are suing the school board and the Superintendent, over what they call a violation of Wood's rights.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Brian Wood was expelled from Bassett High School for violating the county's weapons policy.
He was carrying a pocketknife during a field trip to the Henry County jail.
However, Wood's lawsuit states he was denied due process-- and he wants to return to school.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Tonight, we'll hear from Wood and his parents. 7 at 11. That story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News