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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Criminal warrants issued in the case of a mock hostage drill at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
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VO-NAT


And a message of hope for those who've lost a baby in childbirth- -or before delivery.
We'll have a first-hand account from a mother who lived through it.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, Ferrum's basketball coach resigns, Marcus camby might be headed to the NBA, the Cosmo invitational burns up the track,
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VO-NAT


as does the Winston Cup drivers at Talladega, qualifying results from the 9th race of the season in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Weekend looks fair with temperatures on the cool side. Details and WeatherSchool coming up.

M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=None


Criminal charges have been filed against six people for their role in a controversial mock disaster drill at a Martinsville hospital.
Teresa Hamilton reports, two of those arrested are hospital employees.
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(( It's been three months since masked men pointing weapons entered the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
What took place was part of a planned drill to test the staff's ability to handle a "real" hostage situation.
But for several nurses on duty that night, the drill went overboard. They weren't told about the drill beforehand and said they suffered emotional distress because of it.
Four of the nurses filed complaints with a local magistrate, who apparently agreed something was amiss.
48- warrants have now been issued.
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((BOB MORRISON/ATTORNEY:THEY THOUGHT IT WAS REAL, THESE WERE REAL GUNS THAT WERE BEING USED, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE UNLOADED, THEY HAD NO PREPARATION FOR IT, THEY HAD NO TRAINING FOR IT. ))
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The nurses decided to seek criminal charges on their own after Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Smith and the Martinsville police department failed to investigate their complaints. end su
Of the six people charged, two are hospital employees.
Security Director Manuel Bledsoe, Junior was charged with aiding and abetting.
Security Guard John Wayne Cassell is facing the same charge as well as brandishing a firearm.
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Hospital officials did issue a statement.
Officials there say they have "every confidence that the individuals involved were not engaged in any criminal conduct."
Commonwealth's attorney Randy Smith, who has said in the past he doesn't believe there was any criminal intent involved, says he'll present any evidence gathered in General District Court. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Bedford-Officer


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


A Bedford man is facing attempted capital murder charges after he allegedly attacked a Bedford city police officer last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Police say 33- year- old Carl Thomas Evans jumped Officer B-T Smith as Smith was trying to arrest Evans' nephew.
Evans reportedly wrestled Smith to the ground, choked him, then grabbed the officer's loaded weapon and took aim.
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((SGT. MEL MASSIE/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT, ONCE THIS WEAPON WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM OFFICER SMITH, THE INDIVIDUAL JACKED IT BACK AT WHICH TIME THE ROUND FROM THE CHAMBER EJECTED AND ANOTHER ROUND WAS PLACED IN THE WEAPON AT THAT TIME.))
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VO-NAT


Police officers responding to Smith's call for help arrived seconds later, and Evans surrendered without incident.
He remains held without bond.
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Faris


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Randall Faris


A Bedford County grand jury will hear the case against a Gretna man charged with murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


38- year- old Randall E. Faris had a brief preliminary hearing this morning in Bedford General District Court.
Faris is accused of shooting to death Bobby Anthony Carter in February, and dumping his body near the Bedford- Pittsylvania County line.
Faris' son told police his father admitted to killing Carter.
The grand jury could indict Faris on the murder charges next month.
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VEA


ANCHOR=KEITH
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia students may cash in on Goals 2000 even though Governor Allen has vetoed the federal funding.
Delegates at the Virginia Education Association Convention passed a resolution today supporting an effort to by-pass the veto.
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VO-NAT
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Legislation introduced this week in Congress would allow local governments to apply for the federal funding even if the state refuses.
V-E-A Delegates say Virginia's educational goals already meet all the standards for the Goals 2000 program.
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((KITTY BOITNOTT/ROANOKE COUNTY TEACHER: IT'S EXPENSIVE TO EDUCATE CHILDREN THAT WE HAVE BEEN OPERATING ON A STRAINED BUDGET FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR WE CAN GET FROM WHATEVER SOURCE, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATE GOVERNMENT, STATE GOVERNMENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, IS HELPFUL.))
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Boitnott says two-thirds of the school boards in the state would seek Goals 2000 funding.
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Amtrak


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Amtrak


Amtrak is telling the Roanoke Valley to take the high- road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


For eight years, AMTRAK has offered bus transportation between Roanoke and the Clifton Forge Train Station.
But an Amtrak spokesman says the shuttle will stop after this weekend.
The company cites a lack of ridership for elimination of the service.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- safety in the workplace. One group says more can be done to prevent injury on the job. We'll have a live report from a rally in Martinsville.
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Also, what can you do if you drive one of the Ford cars subject to this week's big recall? We'll check in with a local dealer.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Christy Brzonkala's trial in Roanoke federal court promises to become a national test case of the Violence Against Women Act.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


The Fairfax woman claims a couple of Virginia Tech football players raped her, and that the athletes got special treatment- -being allowed to return to the Tech campus while she felt she could NOT.
Tech and the ball players have challenged the constitutionality of the new federal law.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Today the U-S Justice department and a long list of women's groups filed lengthy briefs in support of it.
Government lawyers cited statistics regarding what they call "a national epidemic of violence against women."

Radford-Frat


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Radford University


A second fraternity has been kicked off the Radford University campus for alleged alcohol violations and endangering conduct.
18 year- old Valerie Cole attended parties at the fraternities the night before she died of alcohol poisoning.
Today, the university withdrew its recognition of Chi Phi until the Fall of 19-98.
Earlier this week, Pi Kappa Phi lost its national charter. It will not be able to reorganize at Radford for five years.

L'burg-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=None


A Lynchburg man was hospitalized this afternoon after he reportedly was stabbed in the back by his sister.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened in the 1300 block of 14th Street.
The victim walked to a nearby convenience store where a clerk called police.
Authorities say the victim's 16- year- old sister stabbed him in the back with a butcher knife during an argument.
He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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Workers-Rally


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=None


The workplace is where you earn your livelihood, but it can also be a place for health risks. Employees from all across the country are gathering today for a worker's memorial day rally.
Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave


Kimberly McBroom joins us from Martinsville City Hall where one of these rallies is taking place.
Kim what is this all about?
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Ford-Recall


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Ford Logo


In a few weeks, replacing ignition switches will be "Job- 1" at Ford dealerships.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


More than 8- million vehicles are part of a voluntary recall, after some faulty ignition switches caught fire.
Local dealers say they're ready to handle the situation.
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((RONNIE ECHOLS/FRANKLIN FORD: ...VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE. SURE THERE IS REASON FOR CONCERN BUT IT DEFINITELY LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF WELL. ))
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VO-NAT


The list of recalled models is lengthy.
'88 through '90 Escorts...
1988 E- X- P's...
'88 through early '93 makes of the Mustang, Tempo/ Topaz and Thunderbird/ Cougar.
The recall also includes '88 and '89 models of the Crown Victoria/ Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car.
1988 through 1991 models of the Aerostar, Bronco along with F- Series Light Trucks are also affected.
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Stocks


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


The stock market remains virtually unchanged today. The DOW gained a point, closing at 55 hundred 67.
NASDAQ was up three points.
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Perinatal-Service


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=None


This Sunday, Radford Community Hospital will host its second annual memorial service for pregnancy and infant loss.
As Tracy Altizer reports, for some grieving families it may offer the first step out of the darkness.
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(( When a child enters the world, so do a whole new set of hopes and dreams for the parents.
All that is lost when a baby dies after, or even before birth.
Laurie Coleman has known the joy and the sorrow.
Her fourth child, John entered the world barely a year after she went to the doctor and learned her full-term fetus, her THIRD baby, would be stillborn.
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((LAURIE COLEMAN: SIXTEEN HOURS OF LABOR AND EVERY PUSH FELT LIKE MY HEART WAS CRACKING. ))
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Coleman says baby John is proof that life does go on.
But it was a struggle dealing with her and her family's grief, and the well- meaning comments that she could still have more children.
Radford Community's memorial last year offered recognition of her pain.
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((THEY GAVE A US A CHANCE TO STEP FORWARD AND SAY OUR BABY'S NAME, WHICH MADE US FEEL LIKE WE HADN'T LOST EVERYTHING AND THAT EVERYBODY HADN'T FORGOTTEN WHAT WE HAD GONE THROUGH. ))
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((JONATHAN WEBSTER/RCH CHAPLAIN: ANYTIME WE HAVE ANY TYPE OF LOSS WE NEED THAT TO BE RECOGNIZED. AND SO OFTEN, ESPECIALLY WITH MISCARRIAGES AND STILLBIRTHS FOLKS DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT LOSS.))
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Webster says the memorial also allows grieving parents to find support in others facing similar emotions.
From one who has gotten through it:
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((HAVE HOPE, BECAUSE THINGS CAN COME OUT RIGHT AND THE SUN CAN SHINE AGAIN. ))
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Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Organ-Donations


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Organ Donation


The Blue Ridge Alliance for Organ and Tissue Donation OFFICIALLY introduced itself today.
This is, appropriately enough, Donor Day in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The Alliance wants more people to understand the importance of organ donations.
Currently though, only about a third of the families of potential donors give their consent.
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((TOM REED/BLUE RIDGE ALLIANCE FOR ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION: DONATION IS LIFE WHETHER IT COMES FROM ORGAN DONATION, FROM BLOOD DONATION, FROM TISSUE OR EYE DONATION. DONATION MEANS LIFE AND THAT'S WHAT THIS ALLIANCE IS TRYING TO DO-- PROMOTE LIFE. ))
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The Alliance is comprised of the Alleghany and Roanoke Health Districts-- it's the largest LOCAL commission of it's kind in the country.
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Sports tease


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


Qualifying at Talladega today, Ferrum's basketball coach resigns, the Chance Crawford softball tourney gears up,
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and the Roanoke valley's premiere high school track event kicked off this afternoon at Salem and Glenvar's high school's.
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S-Pullen


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


Ferrum's Bill Pullen resigned as the Panthers head basketball coach today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00


Pullen is giving up his post to pursue a career in the insurance business.
In 11 seasons at the Ferrum helm Pullen compiled 148 wins and 137 losses. He led the Panthers to Dixie conference regular season titles in 1992, 93, and 95. His 92 team reached the NCAA Division three tournament.
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S-Cosmo


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=Cosmo Logo


The 31-st annual Cosmopolitan Invitational Track Meet opened at Salem High School this afternoon.
Nearly 1-Thousand Athletes from 23 area schools will compete in the meet.
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One Athlete competing is Glenvar's Trish Nervo. Nervo finished third in a national cross country meet in San Diego and will run for North Carolina next year.
Nervo will run the mile and two mile events and her focus is meet records in both events.
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S-Crawford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=Chance Crawford


The biggest softball tournament on the East coast will be held in Salem this weekend.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :


The Moyer Sports Complex in Salem is just one of several sites for the 16-th annual Chance Crawford Softball tournament.
Teams from the state and all over the east coast come to Salem the first big tournament in the Mid Atlantic Region.
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((CHARLIE HAMMERSLEY/SALEM PARKS AND RECREATION: ))
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold Logo


The tournament begins today and goes through Sunday with championships in all divisions.

S-Lax


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-7
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse


The Roanoke College women's lacrosse team advanced to Sunday's ODAC championship by pounding Randolph Macon 15 to 5 today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Yellowjackets vs. Maroons; :00


Roanoke is hosting the tournament and played the Lady Yellow Jackets in the 12:30 game. In the first half, Roanoke's Ali Oglesby with the behind the back scoop shot that finds the back of the net. 5-1 Noke.
Then, Gayle Avery notches the assist, giving to Lindsay Wernert who
SUPER=34-Roanoke/=15/Randolph Macon/==5 ;

bounces the shot past the Macon keeper for the tally.
Roanoke led 9-1 at the half and they advance to the championship. The Lady Maroons will meet Lynchburg in the title game.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=Talladega


Driving Davey Allison's old car on Davey's hometown track, Ernie Irvan captured the pole in first round Busch Pole Qualifying at Talladega for Sunday's Winston Select 500.
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The first car to qualify was the number 21 Wood Brothers Citgo Ford. Michael Waltrip turned the 2.66 mile oval in about 51 seconds.
He did not stay on the pole long. Sterling marlin and the Kodak Chevrolet held the pole through 9 cars with a speed of 191. 623 miles per hour.
Then, Jeremy Mayfield and the # 98 car knocked Sterling off the top

starting spot.
But Ernie Irvan and the Texaco Havoline Ford Thunderbird came along and took the pole from Mayfield. Now here's a look at the top 25.
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Oak-Grove


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=None


For one class at Roanoke's Oak Grove Elementary School history class isn't just about memorizing dates and events.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 100 fourth graders went back in time to Colonial Williamsburg, as they presented the "Publick Times" of the 17th and 18th century.
Fourth- grade teacher, Sue Hodge, says the kids took a required subject, Virginia history, and made it more interesting with a hands-on approach.
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((SUE HODGE/FOURTH GRADE TEACHER: I WANT IT TO COME ALIVE SO THAT IT'S NOT PICK UP THE BOOK AND READ IT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE END. I WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE IT.))
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The "living history" lesson is a hit with the students.
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((ANNA CLOETER/FOURTH-GRADER: EVERYBODY IS GETTING TO DO ALL THIS NEAT STUFF LIKE SINGING AND DOING THE FIRST OF APRIL DANCE AND I THOUGH IT WAS FUN LEARNING ALL THIS COLONIAL STUFF.))
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