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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Details on the arrest of a second- grade teacher.
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V/O-NAT
And Professional Car Care promised to make good on contracts... but the new owner didn't even leave a water mark.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Tour Dupont is underway in Delaware, Ralph Sampson was in the Hill City this afternoon, some top archers are coming to the area,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Allen Iverson says he's leaving Georgetown two years early and entering the NBA draft to help ensure him family's financial future.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


As the cold jet stream retreats to Canada this weekend, watch for a big warm up. Weather details straight ahead.

Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=None


A Halifax County community is asking some tough questions after an elementary teacher and custodian were arrested for cocaine possession.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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IN Q=37- year old
SUPER=03-Halifax; :00
SUPER=@Teresa1; :26
SUPER=01-Dr. Kenneth Walker/Halifax Schools Superintendent; :54
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Halifax.

(( 37- year old Dorothy Ferrell taught second grade at Halifax Elementary school.
But the job she has held for several years may now be in danger.
A Halifax Sheriff's Deputy answering a disturbance call says he spotted Ferrell and a school custodian sitting in a car along with some crack cocaine and pipes used to smoke it.
Ferrell and 40- year old Jerry Ragsdale were immediately taken into custody. stand up
Dorothy Ferrell isn't the first teacher this school year to run into trouble with the law. Elizabeth Brade, a business teacher at Halifax County high school, was suspended without pay after she was charged with 68-counts of writing bad checks. end su
Prosecutors allege Brade wrote the checks to support a substance abuse problem.
The County's Superintendent of schools says his hands are legally tied when it comes to random searches of teachers and custodians.
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IN Q=We follow

((DR. KENNETH WALKER/HALIFAX SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT:WE FOLLOW THE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND PROVIDE RANDOM TESTING OF PEOPLE IN SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITIONS, BUT WE'RE NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO DO RANDOM SEARCHES OF OTHER EMPLOYEES. ))
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OUT Q=of other employees.


Bus drivers are one group of employees who are subject to random testing.
Both Ferrell and Ragsdale are suspended without pay pending the outcome of their case. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Halifax.))



VIP-Carwash


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=None


Complaints continue to mount against a Roanoke car washing service.
This despite the new owner's promise to clean up the business.
Scott Prince updates the situation.
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SOT
IN Q=When last
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 27; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :21
SUPER=01-Larry Musselwhite/Unsatisfied Customer; :26
SUPER=@Scott1; :38
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; :59
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((When last we saw Jennifer Farmer, she had just taken over V- I- P Customer Service.
The car washing company was doused with complaints after area residents paid up front to get their vehicles cleaned, but then never received the service.
Farmer changed the name of the company to Professional Car Care Services... and then made this pledge.
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SOT FILE TAPE 96-11

((JENNIFER FARMER: I'M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. ))
RUNS=:02


That was then... this is now.
It seems Farmer closed the Williamson Road office... leaving her customers high and dry.
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SOT 1:44:01
IN Q=They had

((LARRY MUSSELWHITE: THEY HAD THE MOBILE UNIT AND THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO COME TO DO JUST A MARVELOUS JOB. THE JOB'S BEEN DONE, BUT NOT TO THE CAR. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to the car

stand up 4:38:41
Larry Musselwhite is not alone.
According to police a number of unsatisfied customers have called in the past week, expressing their displeasure with the car washing company.
And as of right now no one seems to know the whereabouts of Jennifer Farmer. end stand up
Telephone service to the office has been disconnected, and a new phone number is not listed.
The Better Business Bureau has sent written complaints, but they've been returned for lack of a forwarding address.
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SOT 3:51:06
IN Q=We are still

((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: WE ARE STILL REQUESTING THE COMPLAINTS IN WRITING AND IF WE CAN FIND SOMEWHERE TO FILE THEM WE WILL FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT. I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU THOUGH, I DON'T THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET THEIR MONEY BACK. THAT'S MY OPINION. ))
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OUT Q=my opinion


That seems to be the feeling of most of the customers too.
They say one of the few things they HAVE received is a lesson for the future.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Mock-Accident


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


Northside High School students learned a hard lesson the easy way today.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross staged an Alcohol- Related Mock car accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The program is aimed at getting students to think about the dangers of drinking and driving. Northside will hold its prom next week.
Since 19-88, there have been NO prom night drinking and driving arrests or accidents at Roanoke Valley schools participating in the program.
The students chatted as the program started, but then the message began to sink in.
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SOT 10:36; 10:46:41
IN Q=it's very emotional

((ANGIE WADE/STUDENT: IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL BECAUSE YOU LOOK AROUND AND YOU SEE THE CARS AND YOU THINK THOSE ARE FRIENDS OUT THERE THAT YOU SEE AND THEN YOU THINK BUT MY REALLY GOOD FRIENDS COULD BE THERE ON A CERTAIN NIGHT IF THEY MAKE A BAD CHOICE.)) ((DANIEL BEASON/STUDENT: IT WILL MAKE ME THINK TWICE BEFORE I DO SOMETHINK STUPID LIKE THAT - USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE WHEN I GET INTO THE CAR.))
SUPER=01-Angie Wade/Student; :00
SUPER=01-Daniel Beason/Actor; :14 quick
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=into the car.
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VO-NAT


James River High School will stage a mock accident tomorrow.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--after nearly 75 years it's the end of an era in Altavista, as the National Guard packs it in and moves on out.
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VO-NAT


Also, no you weren't seeing things in Old Southwest Roanoke this morning--a couple of homes really were moving down the street. We'll explain.
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Lukens-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


With A-T-F agents now on the case, Lynchburg authorities hope to find whoever set the fire that gutted the Lukens building in Lynchburg.
And Steve Smallshaw says the debate continues over what to do with what's left of the building.
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IN Q=Even as
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=@ssm1; :09
SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney; :27
SUPER=01-Joe Freeman/Lynch's Landing Inc.; 1:03
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Even as investigators struggle to find out who burned down the historic Lukens building, who's going to clean it up is another unanswered question.
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IN Q=The deadline

((City officials notified property owner Larry Halstead in March that he had until May 8th to arrange to have the debris cleared from the site. As of this afternoon they were still waiting to hear from him. Halstead already owes the city the 25- thousand dollars it cost to demolish the building.. cleaning it up could double that amount.))
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OUT Q=might come through.
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SOT 14:03:22
IN Q=The state law

((WALTER ERWIN/CITY ATTORNEY: THE STATE LAW ALSO ALLOWS IF WE WOULD HAVE TO REMOVE THE DEMOLISHED DEBRIS BECAUSE THE OWNER DOESN'T DO SO, THAT THOSE COSTS CAN BE ADDED TO THE LIEN AS WELL.))
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OUT Q=lien as well.


Erwin says the city may have to wait in line with other potential creditors for any insurance money that's paid out.
Halstead's insurance company has paid off the remaining 40- thousand dollars he owed for the original purchase of the building.
But any other payouts could hinge on what the arson investigation reveals.
Meanwhile, the future of the site is still being decided.
Lynch's Landing Incorporated, a group that's helping redesign the face of the city's riverfront, says a scenic overlook is one possibility.
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SOT 17:55:21
IN Q=There have been

((DR. JOSEPH FREEMAN/LYNCH'S LANDING, INC.: THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SUGGESTIONS ABOUT SOME SORT OF AREA DOWN HERE WHERE YOU CAN VIEW THE RIVER. THERE'S NO PLACE ON TOP THE BLUFF WHERE YOU HAVE A NICE VIEW AND THOUGH WE MISS THE BUILDING, IT'S GONE AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MIGHT BE THE PLACE FOR THAT.))
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OUT Q=place for that.


Freeman says his group will first wait to see what happens to the land.
Whether Halstead retains title to the property will go a long ways towards determining its future.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Attempts to reach Larry Halstead and his attorney for comment on this story were unsuccessful.

House-Moving


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=None


A controversy in Old Southwest Roanoke is ending with a change of address.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Two homes on First Street are being relocated to vacant lots just a few doors away.
The Episcopal Church had planned to demolish the buildings to make way for the expansion of its offices.
But today, the church and the neighborhood were celebrating the agreement that saved the structures.
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IN Q=This is what we call

((MAX MATTHEW/OLD SOUTHWEST BOARD MEMBER: THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND SAVING IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.)) ((BISHOP HEATH LIGHT/EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF SOUTHWESTERN VA.: IT LOOKS LIKE A WIN-WIN SITUATION TO ME FOR PARSELL AND ZIEGLER, FOR OLD SOUTHWEST AND FOR THE DIOCESE OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Max Matthew/Old Southwest Board Member; :00
SUPER=01-Bishop Heath Light/Episcopal Diocese of SW Va.; :10
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
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VO-NAT


The Episcopal Church contributed to the cost of moving the homes.
Parsell and Ziegler Construction Company is renovating one of the buildings for its new offices.
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DeBusk


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Ninth district republicans now have three people to pick from to field a candidate to challenge incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


31 year- old Thomas DeBusk is the vice- chairman of the Montgomery County Republican party.
Two years ago he managed Steve Fast's unsuccessful bid to unseat Boucher.
He says he'll continue the networking he's already started.
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SOT 9:14:35
IN Q=

((TOM DEBUSK/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: TALKING TO PEOPLE, REACHING PEOPLE THROUGH THE MAIL, TRAVELING THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TO GO TO EVENTS AND SPEAK TO THESE PEOPLE. I FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY SEE A CANDIDATE UP CLOSE AND IN PERSON, AND I'M MAKING THE EFFORT TO DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Tom DeBusk/(R) Candidate for Congress;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=effort to do that.
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VO-NAT


DeBusk holds two masters degrees in theology and currently holds a temporary job in Virginia Tech's special events office.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Campaign 96


Patrick Muldoon of Giles County and former delegate Barnes Kidd of Tazewell are also seeking the G-O-P nomination.

Overby


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Scott Overby


Defense lawyer Jimmy Turk broke with his client's wishes and asked a judge NOT to accept Scotty Wayne Overby's no contest pleas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Overby made the surprise plea yesterday as jury selection in his capital murder trial was entering a second day.
He's charged with strangling and raping his estranged wife, Sheila Ann Stafford, and sexually assaulting her with various objects.
If Judge Ray Grubbs accepts his pleas, he must then decide whether to sentence Overby to death, or life in prison.
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Donnelley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Donnelley Printing


Roanoke County is meeting some big challenges as it takes on a major economic development project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The county found a contractor that prepared a site for R-R Donnelley in half the time it would usually take.
That's helping the printing company keep its 63 million dollar project on schedule.
When finished, it will create several hundred high paying jobs.
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SOT 15:38:10
IN Q=Meeting

((JOHN PECARIC/RR DONNELLEY: MEETING THESE DATES ARE CRITICAL TO US AND TO THE COUNTY IN THAT WE'LL HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONING FACILITY ON TIME AND ON SCHEDULE IN MAY OF 97.))
SUPER=01-John Pecaric/RR Donnelley;
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OUT Q=May of 97.
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SOT 15:40:26
IN Q=We worked

((JOE THOMAS/THOMAS BROTHERS: WE WORKED 12 HOURS A DAY, DAYLIGHT TO DARK, AND WE MOVED 165 THOUSAND YARDS OF DIRT.))
SUPER=01-Joe Thomas/Thomas Brothers;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=yards of dirt.
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VO-NAT


With its largest piece of industrial land now taken, the county is looking for other potential sites.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Supervisors say the 460 acre Glenn Mary parcel REMAINS under consideration, in spite of some opposition from residents in the western part of the county.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street midweek the Dow gained six points, closing at 55 hundred 75. NASDAQ was up nine points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Youth-Law


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=None


This is "Law Day" in Virginia, and respect for the law was the message police tried to get across to some Roanoke County middle school students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The program is called "Youth for Justice".
These sixth graders are given an opportunity to evaluate and discuss current laws.
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IN QUE=I think it's really
SOT 14:38:43

((ALLISON SAUNDERS/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: I THINK IT'S COOL. HE DOES THESE GAMES WITH US AND IT'S JUST FUN. I MEAN HE'S NOT LIKE BORING OR ANYTHING.)) BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 12:15:26

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WE'RE TAKING THE TIME TO EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT THE LAW IS, WHAT IT'S PURPOSE IS, HOW IT RELATES TO THEM. AND ANYTIME YOU UNDERSTAND SOMETHING AND HOW IT WORKS AND WHY, THEN YOU'RE GENERALLY MORE SUPPORTIVE OF IT AND WE FIND THAT'S THE REACTION OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Allison Saunders/Sixth Grade Student;
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; :09
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=of the young people.
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VO-NAT


Officer Kincaid tries to makes the law interesting by teaching through games and skits.
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IN Q=He's kind of acting
SOT 14:36:39

((TERRENCE BROWN/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: HE'S KIND OF ACTING LIKE WE ARE, BUT TEACHING US THE WAY OF LAW IN A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW.)) BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 14:37:34

((LILY TURPIN/SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS: I THINK IT'S REALLY FUN AND SOME OF THE GAMES THAT WE PLAY ARE REALLY FUN AND IT TEACHES THINGS ABOUT LAW.)) BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 14:35:04

((ASHLEY KESSLER/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: THE WAY HE TEACHES IT HE MAKES IT REALLY INTERESTING. IT'S FUN.))
SUPER=01-Terrence Brown/Sixth Grade Student;
SUPER=01-Lily Turpin/Sixth Grade Student; :06
SUPER=01-Ashley Kessler/Sixth Grade Student; :12
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=It's just fun.
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VO-NAT


The course is actually taught year round.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, The Tour DuPont is underway in Wilmington, Delaware, a couple of high school hoopsters pick their colleges, a college hoopster opts for the NBA.
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VO-NAT eng#

And speaking of that league, the two time defending champion Rockets are a game away from the second round of the playoffs, we'll hear what former Rocket Ralph Sampson thinks about their chances of winning it for the third time.
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S-Iverson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=nba


Allen Iverson the former Group Three-A state football and basketball player of the year in Virginia from Hampton's Bethel high school is leaving college two years early to enter the NBA draft.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00

Iverson made the announcement at a newsconference at Georgetown this afternoon with his Mom by his side.
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IN Q="I JUST

((ALLEN IVERSON/DECIDES TO TURN PRO:))
SUPER=01-Allen Iverson/Decides To Turn Pro; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...do some things."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Iverson is the first player in Thompson's 24 years at Georgetown to leave school early. That includes the likes of Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo.
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IN Q="When patrick...

((JOHN THOMPSON/GEORGETOWN HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Thompson/Georgetown Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...TOO SOON.
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S-Sampson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The two time defending NBA champion Rockets are just one win away from advancing in the playoffs.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Night; :00


Last night they beat the Lakers in game three, and this afternoon we talked to former Houston star Ralph Sampson about the Rockets chances of pulling off the three-peat.
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IN Q="The Lakers...

((RALPH SAMPSON/FORMER ROCKETS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Ralph Sampson/Former Rockets Center; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...it can happen."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


Ralph also says the turmoil in Charlottesville with the Jeff Jones UVa basketball program needs to be resolved as soon as possible for the sake of recruiting and Ticket sales.

S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-8
GRAPHIC=basketball


Two local high school basketball standouts have decided on colleges, and G. W. Danville's Bobby Wimbush and Patrick Henry's Brooks Berry will not play division one ball next season!
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00


Brooks Berry has decided to attend Fork Union Military Institute next year. Berry averaged 11.7 points and 4 rebounds per game this past season. He also led the Patriots in three point and free throw percentages.
Brook's teammate, Phillip Taylor has committed to Bluefield College. The PH forward scored 8 points per game during his senior campaign.
Wimbush will attend Hagerstown Junior College in Maryland next year. The Eagle center and forward was a first team all state selection this past season averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold hoops


Former G.W. coach Harry Johnson said today that Eagle assistant Chris Carter is being interviewed for his old job. A new coach is scheduled to be named next week. Also, Danville guard Howard Graves is still looking at Roanoke College, but is expected to except a full scholarship from Concord.

S-Dupont


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


The first stage of the 1996 Tour Dupont is complete! America's premiere cycling event ended at 6pm this evening in Wilmington, Delaware.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE; :00


Before 1995 champion Lance Armstrong could begin defending his title, the Motorola team member was swamped by autograph seekers.
Armstrong was not in contention for the Food Lion Yellow jersey, but one of his teammates was! Team Motorola cyclists George Hincappie was one of several riders who turned the end of the final circuit into a break away.
Hincappie finished 4th. Arvis Piziks won the first stage and captured the yellow jersey with a time of 1 hour, 32 minutes and 44 seconds.
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S-Archery


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=Archery Logo


In June, some 16-hundred archery shooters will come to the Roanoke Valley for the Trebark A-S-A Pro-Am Virginia Championships.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :


The tournament will be held on American Electric Powers property at Smith Mountain Lake.
It took the Archery Shooter's Assocaition three years to pick the location.
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IN Q="We looked at

((DAVE FOSTER/VANTAGE MARKETING, INC. : ))
SUPER=01-Dave Foster/Vantage Marketing, Inc.; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=......here we are."
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VO-NAT (cont)


Randy Chappell the A-S-A Shooter of the year in 1995 headlines the professional category. In 1993 Chappell set a world record with the sports first perfect set.
Chappell spends up to 8-hours a day working on his skills which include concentration and judging distance.
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SOT
IN Q="you're concentrating...

((RANDY CHAPPELL/ASA CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Chappell/ASA Champion; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= .....approach a shot."
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Almanac


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre/pev
TAPE#WX-Edit 3
GRAPHIC=None

April is in the books and a quick look back reveals a dry month with rainfall a full inch and a half below normal and a number of windy days with gusts near 60mph. How about May? Well, here are the numbers.
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Wx-Tape
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Altavista-Armory


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


The end of an era was celebrated in Altavista this morning where ceremonies helped close the town's National Guard Armory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista


The shutdown of the armory marked the end of a 74- year presence for the Guard in Altavista.
Defense cutbacks have forced six armories in Virginia to close their doors.
The move evoked memories from longtime Altavista residents.
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SOT 10:21:29//10:11:28
IN Q=We've had some

((RUDY BURGESS/ALTAVISTA MAYOR: WE'VE HAD SOME FLOODS IN THE PAST AND WE'VE HAD SOME BAD SNOWSTORMS AND THEY WOULD GO GET THE PEOPLE AND BRING THEM TO WORK AND THOSE TYPE THINGS. IT'S BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS THAT PART OF IT, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.)) ((MAJOR FRED DOYLE/VA NATIONAL GUARD: IN KEEPING WITH THE REGIMENTAL MOTTO `EVER FORWARD', SO MUST THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD MOVE FORWARD TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY.))
SUPER=01-Rudy Burgess/Altavista Mayor; :00
SUPER=01-Major Fred Doyle/VA National Guard; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=the 21st century.
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VO-NAT


The Guard's 70 Altavista members will be transferred to different units across central and southwest Virginia. (----------------)