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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Montvale Elementary lambasted by Rush Limbaugh. We'll tell you why.
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VO-NAT


A town of 417 people with leaders who share an up-beat message... and a mayor whose claim to the position goes back three generations.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Lord Botetourt's Andrew Green picks up a 10 thousand dollar scholarship, Brett Butler undergoes cancer surgery this afternoon,
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VO-NAT eng#


and a former UVA football star is shot three times on the streets of Richmond.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


How do we spell relief from the heat? Cold front does the trick. Back to a pleasant forecast for the rest of the week.

Quibell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Quibell


A Roanoke company known for its sparkling water may soon have a new owner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The Quibell Corporation has had its share of woes, mostly stemming from an argument with the company that makes its uniquely shaped bottles.
Production has been halted for a month.
The company's attorney says just as Quibell was trying to resolve its problems, some beverage companies expressed an interest in purchasing it.
The Soho Beverage Company from northern Virginia apparently has the best offer.
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SOT 16:38:00
IN Q=It's not really a bailout

((ANDY GOLDSTEIN/QUIBELL ATTORNEY: IT'S NOT REALLY A BAILOUT. SOHO IS A COMPANY THAT IS IN THE INDUSTRY. THEY HAVE SOME PRODUCTS OF THEIR OWN. IN FACT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN MARKETING AND MANUFACTURING THEIR PRODUCTS OUT OF THE FACILITY IN ROANOKE SO THEY'RE GOING TO PAY A STRONG PRICE.))
SUPER=01-Andy Goldstein/Quibell Attorney;
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OUT Q=strong price.
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VO-NAT


Soho's owner says of Quibell, "it's a great brand name, great product, it has built up a very good brand niche".
If the deal goes through, Soho intends to keep producing Quibell products.
The two sides are in intense negotiations.
They say only one large roadblock stands in the way of a deal, but they won't say what it is.
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Limbaugh-Book


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


A Bedford County school was the talk of a national radio program today.
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VO-NAT


Rush Limbaugh lashed out at Montvale Elementary school officials during his daily syndicated talk show, heard locally on W-F-I-R radio.
Limbaugh was angry about a teacher at the school who confiscated one of his books from a fourth grader who was reading it.
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SOT 00:13:17 - 00:13:24
IN Q=I just think

((RUSH LIMBAUGH/TALK SHOW HOST: I JUST THINK THAT THEY'RE LIBERALS. THERE ARE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND IF THEY'RE LIBERALS THEY'RE NOT TOLERANT. IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=just that simple
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The incident happened last Thursday during a classroom reading period.
The teacher reportedly objected to the use of the word "condom" in chapter 12 of Limbaugh's book.
But the student's father says the book should not have been taken away.
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SOT 09:37:20 - 09:37:28
IN Q=He believes in

((THOMAS GARDNER/PARENT: HE BELIEVES IN WHAT RUSH SAYS BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATIVE HOUSEHOLD AND MOST OF THE STUFF IS COMMON SENSE STUFF.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Gardner/Parent;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=common sense stuff
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Like Limbaugh, Gardner believes the real reason for the school's action is the "liberal bias" of school officials.
But during a telephone interview the school's principal said he didn't consider himself a liberal.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=None


Ron Mason said the word condom was repeated throughout the chapter and was not appropriate for fourth graders.
Mason says he still has the book and intends to hold onto it for now.
Meanwhile Gardner is demanding the book be returned to his son in class.

Horton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Mitzi Horton


Drinking heavily, high on cocaine, consumed by rage... Mitzi Horton can't explain why she nearly choked an elderly man to death, then drove around for days with Vernon Laughon locked in the car trunk.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't know

((MITZI HORTON: I DON'T KNOW WHY IT HAPPENED. VERNON'S ALWAYS BEEN GOOD TO ME. WE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS. I WAS IN A RAGE AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY.))
SUPER=07-Mitzi Horton
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=understand why.
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* * * Keith ON ENG * * *
SUPER=03-Roanoke


At her sentencing hearing today, the 32-year old abductor said she'd consumed three pints of bourbon, two CASES of beer, some wine and four rocks of crack cocaine.
SUPER=04-November 1995


She also had her 6-month old daughter in the car with her, when she choked the 83-year old victim "within an inch of his life," then dumped him, unconscious, in the trunk.
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SOT
IN Q=I wanted

((I WANTED AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I WAS SO MAD, YES I WAS. I COULD HAVE KILLED HIM. I COULD HAVE, BUT IT WASN'T IN ME TO DO IT. SO I DIDN'T.))
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OUT Q=so I didn't.
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VO-NAT


Judge Dianne Strickland sentenced Horton to serve a total of 14 years for robbery and abduction... though two of those years will be devoted to drug and alcohol- abuse treatment.
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Pierce


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-38
GRAPHIC=none


A jury in North Carolina has ordered White-supremacist, William Pierce, to compensate a black family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-60 Minutes;


Pierce lives in the Pocahontas town of Mill Point, West Virginia.
He's the author of the "Turner Diaries," a book that describes the overthrow of the federal government and the elimination of blacks and Jews.
A jury in Bryson, North Carolina found the book inspired a white- supremacist to kill a North Carolina black man in 1991.
The panel ordered Pierce to pay 85-thousand dollars to the family of the murdered man.
That's the amount of profit Pierce made when he sold a home two years ago.
Pierce is appealing.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-
A new generation of leaders is about to take charge and hopes to do great things in one community.
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VO-NAT


And imagine a school with no grades. We'll take a look at an alternative education program in Blacksburg celebrating 25 years.
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Anchor=Robin

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Hutcherson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Carl Hutcherson


Starting today there's a new face on Lynchburg City Council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Reverend Carl Hutcherson Junior attended his first city council work session this afternoon, just hours after he was sworn in during a city hall ceremony.
Hutcherson says he's ready to hit the ground running.
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SOT 1:49:31
IN Q=We're ready to

((REV. CARL HUTCHERSON/NEW L'BURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE READY TO GET STARTED, WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME HOMEWORK AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING ON BOARD AND WORKING WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Hutcherson/New L'burg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=members of council.
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VO-NAT


Hutcherson won a special election for one of the at- large seats on council, replacing Dr. Robert Vogel.
State law required him to take office within thirty days of his victory.
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Bridge-Fall


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


A construction worker escaped with only minor injuries this morning when he fell off a bridge in Giles County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pembroke;


Workers are building a new bridge to replace the old steel truss structure on River Road in Pembroke.
22 year- old Joe Keffer of Pembroke plunged head-first onto some boulders about 30 feet below.
He was treated for facial injuries and released from Giles Memorial Hospital.
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Floyd-Home


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Fire


14 teenagers at a group home in Floyd County were awaken overnight by smoke and flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The fire broke out around three this morning.
When firefighters arrived at the Tekoa Group Home they found flames shooting through the roof.
A lamp bulb appears to have set some bed sheets on fire.
Staff members think it was accidental.
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SOT 03:39:36
IN Q=One of the boys

((ROBERT SISK/GROUP HOME MANAGER: ONE OF THE BOYS WAS AWAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BY A SENSATION OF LIGHT OR HEAT OR SOMETHING. A LAMP WAS APPARENTLY ON FIRE BESIDE HIS BED. HE GOT UP AND TRIED TO PUT IT OUT BY PUTTING IT ON HIS BED, THEN HE WENT NEXT DOOR TO GET HELP FROM ANOTHER KID.))
SUPER=03-Robert Sisk/Group Home Manager;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=from another kid.
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VO-NAT


The home was partially damaged.
One person suffered minor injures.
State police are investigating.
The teen residents are now staying at local shelters.
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Silicon-Dominion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The third announcement in just over a year that a semiconductor plant will locate in Virginia has the Allen Administration gloating.
SS=George Allen


But just how accurate is Governor George Allen's new catch phrase "the Silicon Dominion?"
Ellen Qualls takes a look.
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SOT
IN Q=Motorola/Siemens.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=03-Manassas/August 1995; :08
SUPER=04-Courtesy of Motorola; :14
SUPER=@Allen; :23
SUPER=01-John Accordino/VCU Urban Planning Professor; :33
SUPER=@Ellen1; :43
SUPER=04-Courtesy of Siemens-Motorola; 1:02
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Motorola/Siemens.
A 1-point-5 BILLION dollar plant and 15- hundred jobs for Henrico County.
IBM/Toshiba.
A potential four BILLION dollars in investment, and four thousand jobs for Manassas.
Motorola in Goochland County.
Three BILLION dollars to invest, and up to five thousand jobs.
The Governor beams a bold claim back from a foreign trade mission.
sot 01:35:11

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ONE THING THAT STRIKES ME IN TALKING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS HERE IN EAST ASIA IS THERE RECOGNITION OF VIRGINIA'S EMERGENCE AS THE SILICON DOMINION.))
runs=:08


The what?
sot 01:10:24

((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: DOES IT MEAN THAT WE ARE ANYTHING LIKE SILICON VALLEY? AND I WOULD SAY THE ANSWER IS DEFINITELY NO. IT'S A GOAL. IT'S AN INTERESTING GOAL.))
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sot standup


Even a Republican close to the Administration admits the claim's a bit overstated.
These are after all manufacturing jobs -- high tech -- but manufacturing, not research and development or corporate level.
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nat sot

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HOW DO YOU SAY WAFER IN JAPANESE? Uh. Wafer.))
runs=:07


Experts point out that computer wafer plants are at the bottom of the high tech chain.
Unlike Boston or Silicon Valley, where the brain trust fuels what they call propulsive economic activity.
sot 01:11:40

((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: IN OTHER WORDS, THERE'S NEW CREATIVE ENERGY GOING INTO NEW PRODUCTS, NEW PROCESSES ALL THE TIME. AND IT'S SORT OF CONTINUALLY BUILDING. WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE. BUT CERTAINLY, CHIP PLANTS ARE GOOD.))
runs=:14


Good -- but not best. classroom b-roll
Without more work on this, the experts say Virginians aren't at the head of the class to do more of the work on this.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


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


A down day on Wall Street. The Dow dropped 12 and a half points, finishing at 57 hundred 36.
NASDAQ lost three and a half points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Iron-Gate


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=None


Until now the community of Iron Gate has perhaps been best known for its speed limit, and the town sergeant's enforcement of it. But that may be about to change
Beth Myer says: recently- elected town leaders hope to give Iron Gate a new focus.
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SOT
IN Q=All many people
SUPER=03-Iron Gate; :00
SUPER=01-Jackie Leathers/New Council Member; :22
SUPER=01-Lethia Fisher/Iron Gate Mayor-Elect; :38
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Beth Myer News 7, Iron Gate.

((All many people know about the small town of Iron Gate in Alleghany County is the often strictly enforced 35 mile an hour speed limit on Route 2-20 as it cuts through the town. But beyond the noise and traffic on the highway, there's a lot of energy in a new group of leaders that hope to do great things for this town of 417 people.
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10 38 43 00 - 10 38 50 00
SOT
IN Q=This is a

((JACKIE LEATHERS/NEW COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS A SMALL TOWN, BUT IT IS AN UP BEAT TOWN. WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT MORE PLEASANT FOR OTHERS TO MOVE IN AND HAVE MORE BUSINESSES COME IN TO TOWN.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in to town.

Jackie's father is Otis Payne, Iron Gate's current mayor. Payne played a big role in recruiting the town's newest and youngest leader.
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10 54 03 00 - 10 54 15 00
SOT
IN Q=Our current mayor

((LETHIA FISHER/IRON GATE MAYOR-ELECT: OUR CURRENT MAYOR CALLED ME AND SAID I HAVE A FAVOR TO ASK OF YOU. HE TALKED ME INTO DOING THIS. I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to do this.

Lethia is a University of Virginia graduate and lobbyist by trade. She works on economic issues and hopes to use her experience in state government to accomplish some specific goals for the town... including better cooperation between the county and Iron Gate.
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10 55 19 00 - 10 55 33 00
SOT
IN Q=Citizens who live in Iron Gate

((LETHIA FISHER/IRON GATE MAYOR-ELECT: CITIZENS WHO LIVE IN IRON GATE PAY TAXES TO THE COUNTY AND PAY TAXES TO THE TOWN, BUT DON'T GET TRADITIONAL SERVICE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY GET. THEY DON'T GET WATER, SEWER OR GARBAGE PICK UP, SIDEWALK REPAIR OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=anything like that.


The family connection is important to Lethia. Her great grandfather served as mayor of Iron Gate and her grandfather served on town council. She lives in the house in which her father was born... and she will be using the gavel her great grandfather once used.... when she takes over in July. Beth Myer, News 7, Iron Gate. ))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, a former UVa football player is shot in Richmond, Brett Butler undergoes successful cancer surgery, they're gearing up for pole night in Charlotte,
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VO-NAT eng#


And we'll introduce you to this year's winner of the 10 thousand dollar Don Holliday golf scholarship.
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S-Holliday


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=HOLLIDAY GOLF


The Don Holliday Golf tournament, the area's most popular charitable golfing event tees off later next month, but this morning the organizers
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00

of the event celebrated their 10th anniversary by awarding a $10 thousand dollar scholarship to Lord Botetourt high school senior Andrew Green.
The Cavalier golfer has a 3 point 96 grade point average and he plans to put the money to good use over the next five years at Virginia Tech.
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SOT
IN Q="I want to...

((ANDREW GREEN/HOLLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:))
SUPER=01-Andrew Green/Holliday Scholarship Recipient; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...ALONG THAT LINE."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Fincastle; :00


Green already has some on the job training for his chosen career. For the past couple of years he's worked at the Botetourt County Club helping with course maintenance.
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IN Q=

((CHRIS ROUSE/BOTETOURT C.C. PRO & GENERAL MANAGER:)) ((ANDREW GREEN:))
SUPER=01-Chris Rouse/Botetourt C.C. Pro & General Manager; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...all three."
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The tournament's scholarship committee also awarded $1000 dollar scholarships to former Glenvar standout Ray Harrell, who just finished his freshman year on the George Mason golf team.
Tech freshman, Robert Seagle, from Salem also received a $1000 grant.
The tournament and the scholarship are named in honor of Don Holliday, a former district sales manager for PIedmont, who died of cancer in 1985.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-9
GRAPHIC=UVa


Former University of Virginia football standout Greg McClellan is in a North Carolina hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1993; :00


Officials say the former UVa defensive back was shot three times while sitting in his car in a recent incident. He is reportedly in stable condition at a Winston-Salem hospital.
McClellan was a three year starter for Virginia from 1990 through the 1993 season.
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S-Butler


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=Dodgers


Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler underwent three hours of cancer surgery today to remove cancerous lymph nodes and tissue from the right side of his neck.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00


According to Dr. William Grist, Butler's prospects for recovery are good.
Butler will begin radiation treatments in two to three weeks.
According to the doctor, 70 percent of the patients with this type of cancer make a full recovery.
Butler's wife was at his side through out the surgery.
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SOT
IN Q="i think

((EVELINE BUTLER/I THINK HIS MAIN CONCERN WAS HE SAID HE WANTED ME TO BE THERE WHEN HE WOKE UP TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO HIM SO THAT HE WOULD KNOW EVERYTHING RIGHT AWAY. AND I TOLD HIM I WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT 5 TIMES, HE'S NOT GOING TO REMEMBER MUCH FROM TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Eveline Butler/Brett's Wife; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=....much from today"
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S-Dye


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-7
GRAPHIC=Braves


The Atlanta Braves hammered the Cubs 18-to-1 last night as former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye continues to impress.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00


Dave Justice's replacement hit homerun in his first major league at bat last Friday night, and watch him get the job done with his glove last night as he robs Ryne Sandberg.
Dye is the first Danville Brave to make it all the way to the big leagues.
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S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE


Qualifying is set for tomorrow night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for this Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/1995; :00


Last year Jeff Gordon set an event qualifying record with a speed of 183 point 861 miles an hour.
Bobby Labonte qualified on the outside of row number one, but he's not too sure those speeds can be duplicated tomorrow night.
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SOT
IN Q="WITH THE...

((BOBBY LABONTE/1995 COCA-COLA 600 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/1995 Coca-Cola 600 Winner; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...AGAIN THIS YEAR."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold C'LOTTE


Photographer Lynn Eller and I will be Charlotte tomorrow night with LIVE reports via STARLINK on News 7 at 5,6 and 11.
Time trials get underway at 7.

S-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


As news 7 sports told you last night, former assistant Billy Hicks was named the new Cave Spring head basketball coach.
Now that the 30 year old has the job it's time to get to work.
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SOT
IN Q="We have

((BILLY HICKS/NEW CAVE SPRING BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Boys Basketball Coach; :00
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...with that"
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S-LAX


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=sma
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse


Four Lady Maroons have been selected to the Brine Intercollegiate Women's lacrosse All American team.
Senior Kirsten Wagner is a first tema All-American, while juniors Amy Waldman and Lisa Franzino made the second team. Sophomore Ali Ogelsby was selected to the third team.

B'burg-School


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


In 1971 a small group of parents in Blacksburg started an alternative education program.
The Blacksburg New School is now 25 years old, and still dedicated to its mission.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The G and the H
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :08
SUPER=01-Alex Keen/Kindergarten Students; :18 QUICK
SUPER=01-Nicole Joshi/Third Grade Student; :22
SUPER=01-Kate Morgan/BNS Teacher; :32
SUPER=@Tracy1; :56
SUPER=01-Jackie Bixler/BNS Parent; 1:08
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
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SOT 23:57:28

((THE G AND THE H, THEY DON'T REALLY MAKE ANY SOUNDS, SO LET'S COVER THOSE UP AND MAKE THE I LONG. HIGH. ))
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Reading, writing and arithmetic are essential for every child.
The difference is in the way they're taught.
At the Blacksburg New School, parents and teachers design the curriculum.
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SOT 00:29:59

((What have you been learning about? ALEX KEEN/KINDERGARTEN STUDENT: BATS, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES. ))
SOT 00:26:50

((NICOLE JOSHI/THIRD GRADE STUDENT: SOME MATH THAT WE DO IS FUN, AND WE DO GEOGRAPHY.))
RUNS=:11


And instead of grading, students get written evaluations.
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SOT 00:55:21

((KATE MORGAN/BNS TEACHER: I THINK THEY'RE MORE RELAXED AND THEY'RE ABLE TO LEARN MORE, AND LEARN MORE AT THEIR OWN SPEED, THEIR OWN PACE, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH THE STANDARDIZED TESTS AND KEEP UP WITH EACH OTHER.))
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The school has four paid teachers, and this year 31 students in grades K through four.
Besides paying tuition, parents work a minimum of one hour a week, doing everything from cleaning the building to serving as teachers aides. suWith the debate over public funding for charter schools, this is a school that's survived 25 years without it. And if public funds were to become available, it's questionable whether the parents here would even want it.
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SOT 00:47:52

((JACKIE BIXLER/BNS PARENT: IT MIGHT COMPROMISE THE KIND OF PROGRAM THAT WE OFFER HERE, ESPECIALLY IF THEY STARTED TRYING TO MANDATE A PARTICULAR PROGRAM. ))
RUNS=:09


On the school's silver anniversary, supporters say they'll continue News 7. )) providing what they feel is a golden opportunity in education. Tracy Altizer,