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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The lure of easy money... it's especially appealing to young people attracted to the drug trade.
We'll have the first in a series of reports.
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VO-NAT


And the dog warden is making house calls these days to make sure your pet's got a license.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Avalanche beat the Hillcats this afternoon in Lynchburg.
And the Chicago Bulls take a two game lead on the Orlando Magic in their playoff series.
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The weather story settles down with near normal temperatures and a mix of sun and clouds through the weekend.

Allman


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


He is accused of leading Roanoke County police on a high speed chase that ended in the deaths of a Vinton family.
Today we got further confirmation that Scott Allman has a history of traffic offenses.
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In court this morning, the judge took note of Allman's 49-driving demerits for bad driving.
The 21-year-old had two outstanding traffic violations before the fatal accident-- one for failure to appear in court and the other for driving on a suspended license.
Allman was ordered to pay a 100- dollar fine and was placed on 12 months probation for those earlier violations.
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Allman is accused of leading police on a high speed chase which resulted in the deaths of a Vinton couple and their infant daughter.
Allman's preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.
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Richmond-Murders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Richmond police are calling it one part of a complex puzzle.
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Today, the Golden Years Task Force announced an arrest for one of a string of murders of older women in their Richmond area homes since 1990.
An 18- year old woman has been charged with a 1993 beating murder and robbery.
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That leaves five more recent strangulation murders while that suspect has been in a juvenile prison for other crimes.
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((JERRY OLIVER/RICHMOND POLICE CHIEF: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THERE IS ONE OR TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO'VE KILLED MULTIPLE TIMES IN OUR CITY. IT IS PROBABLE THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE SUSPECTS IN MULTIPLE HOMICIDES.))
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Today, detectives are headed to Texas to question a former Richmond man arrested for last week's ritualistic strangulation murder of his mother in Tyler, Texas.
Richmond's Chief Oliver says there are too many possible links to pass up questioning Karl Smetana about the Golden Years murders.
But the arrest of a juvenile for one of the murders is the first step for the 25 detectives Richmond's assigned to the task force.

Min-Wage


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


Debate continues in Congress tonight over a minimum wage increase.
The bill would raise the current rate by 90 cents-- to 5-dollars-15- cents an hour.
But how much of an impact would that make here in our area?
As Scott Prince found out-- it just depends on who you talk to.
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((Caroline Jackson is just getting by.
She's the main provider for herself and two daughters... but barely makes more than minimum wage as a substitute teacher at Greenvale Nursery School.
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((CAROLINE JACKSON: THERE'S A LOT OF EMERGENCIES, UNEXPECTEDLY, THAT COME UP. YOU TRY AND KEEP A LITTLE MONEY ON THE SIDE FOR THAT. YOU TRY TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE THE WATER. ))
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A minimum wage increase wouldn't just benefit WORKERS at Greenvale.
It might just help the school in general.
Greenvale enrolls many low- income children... offering day care on a sliding pay scale.
School officials say PARENTS who earn a higher minimum wage, would be able to pay more money to the school.
But according to the Virginia Employment Commission, the OVERALL effects of a wage increase would not be significant in the Roanoke Valley... at least not yet.
Officials say most workers are already making at least five dollars an hour.
But believe total wages could be affected over the next few years.
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((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: IT TENDS, NOT AT FIRST, BUT AS IT GOES DOWN THE ROAD SOMEWHAT, TO MAKE TOTAL WAGES INCREASE BY A CERTAIN AMOUNT. ))
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But folks like Caroline Jackson literally can't afford to look down the road.
For her, a minimum wage increase IS significant... and could pay immediate dividends for herself and her family.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Smart-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


One of the people trying to stop the "smart highway" from being built between Blacksburg and I-81 is trying to make a federal case out of it.
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VO-NAT
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Shireen Parsons filed a civil suit in U-S District Court this week to try to stop what she calls "the threatened environmental degradation of Ellett Valley."
She claims federal agencies have no authority to construct a road that she believes would be "solely for the benefit of private interests."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Smart Road


Parsons is active in the Sierra Club. She lives in Riner and filed the civil action on her own... withOUT an attorney.

Outlook


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Outlook


Some local organizations hope to turn downtown Roanoke into a 24-hour community.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is one of many local groups trying to bring homeowners and new businesses to the downtown area.
It's all part of an effort to revitalize downtown Roanoke...an effort that's been around for a while.
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((MATT KENNELL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, INC.; THERE'S BEEN A PLAN DONE IN '79, '85, AND '89. THOSE THREE PLANS HAVE DIRECTLY RESULTED IN OVER THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS BEING INVESTED IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND WE'RE HOPING THIS PLAN IN '96 WILL ADD SOME MORE INVESTMENT.))
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This is one of many projects the group has worked on.
Others include the Hotel Roanoke project and the revamping of Farmer's Market.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=Roanoke Outlook


A public meeting about the plans for downtown Roanoke is scheduled for seven p-m tonight at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-
How might a new factory in Botetourt County help improve U-S-Japanese trade relations? We'll explain.
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And drugs are a big reason why some kids fall into crime.
We'll begin a series of reports looking at how the problem impacts Southside Virginia.
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Rocky-Mountain


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


A ten-year-old child from Pulaski is recovering from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
While he's out of the hospital, and doing fine, New River Valley health officials warn the condition can be deadly.
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is carried by dog ticks.
Virginia usually has about 20 cases each year....but there's concern there might be more cases of tick-bourne disease this year, due to the growing tick population.
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1-Juvenile-Crime


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Kids & Crime


Juvenile crime is on the rise and Virginia is no exception.
Tonight we begin a three- part series that takes a look at the impact youth violence is having on the Southside.
In part one of "At Risk: Kids and Crime" Teresa Hamilton reports money is one reason so many young people are willing to risk their future.
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The Halifax County Sheriff's Department routinely deploys undercover officers to buy crack cocaine from young dealers. The officers use marked 20- dollars bills.
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((LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: BLACK T-SHIRT AND WHITE PANTS AND RED SHOES ))
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But such stings can cost 5- thousand dollars for a three- day operation-- it's an expensive way to fight a growing problem.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE GOT IT ALL, WHAT THE CITIES HAVE, IT'S JUST GEOGRAPHICALLY, IT'S IN DIFFERENT PLACES THAN YOU WOULD FIND IN URBAN PLACES. ))
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One place officers are continuing to find drugs is the Village Apartments in Sinai-- a low income housing community where officers are sometimes viewed more as the enemy than friends trying to help clean up the neighborhood. nat sound:
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Selling drugs is profitable-- authorities say juveniles as young as eleven-- can easily make a thousand dollars a day.
And Drugs are no longer simply an inner city problem-- as law enforcement officers crack down in urban areas-- dealers have begun to branch out.
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((LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR FOR DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE. JUVENILE SUSPECT: MAN, I DIDN'T HAVE NO COCAINE ON ME. ))
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((JUVENILE'S FAMILY MEMBER: YOU HAD DRUGS ON YOU? ))
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There is no single reason young people are turning to crime.
A Yale University Psychologist was once quoted as saying "Youth violence is like heart disease-- many factors build to create the problem". end su
The Reverend Green Moore pastors a church in the Sandy Level Community of Henry County.
He says often both parents work to make ends meet leaving their child unsupervised and susceptible to peer pressure.
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((REV. GREEN MOORE: THEY GET WITH THE WRONG CROWD AND THEY GET A TASTE OF THIS FAST MONEY AND ONCE THEY GET A TASTE OF THIS FAST MONEY, THAT'S, THAT'S IT.))
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Social workers agree children from broken or single parent families, and those who live with domestic violence, are perhaps at a greater risk.
Sheriff Jeff Oakes says gangs are a part of life in Halifax County.
Other law enforcement officials say they may not be as organized as the notorious "Bloods" and "Krips" of Los Angeles, but they do exist--and they offer a certain kind of security.
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((MARILYN MURPHY/SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER: THE CHILDREN START TO LOOK FOR WHAT THEY'RE MISSING AT HOME IN THE STREETS, THE SUPPORT, THE NURTURING AND THE FEELING OF BELONGING, THE SECURITY AND THE FIND IT IN THE GANGS THAT WE SEE FORMING. ))
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In part two of our series, we'll take a look at how the Southside's already overcrowded juvenile detention facility is coping with the increase in youth crime. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Dynax


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


Representatives from a Japanese manufacturing company hope their decision to build a factory in Botetourt County just might, in some small way, help to improve trade relations between the United States and Japan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Dynax America at the Eastpark Commerce Center.
This will be the site of the company's new plant and American headquarters.
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((TOYOSHI FUKUDA/DYNAX AMERICA PRESIDENT: IF DYNAX WERE COMING HERE AND PRODUCES AND SHIPS TO JAPAN OR TO EUROPE THEN THE TRADING IMBALANCE WILL BE DEDUCED.))
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The company manufactures transmission parts for Japanese and U-S cars.
It chose Botetourt County over 100 other possible sites.
Fukudo said the county's community support and good labor quality made it an ideal location.
Dynax will invest a total of 20- million dollars in the project and eventually provide about 100 jobs.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=None


Construction on the buildings will begin in July.

Stocks


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


For the second time this week the Dow set a record--up 42 points today, closing at 57 hundred 78.
NASDAQ gained two points.
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Dog-Licenses


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


If you don't have your dog licensed in Montgomery County, it may cost you.
Animal control officers are doing door- to- door license checks, and may show up in your neighborhood next.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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((CHECKING DOG TAGS IN THE AREA TODAY, DO YOU OWN A DOG? NO WE DON'T OWN A DOG. NO DOG. ))
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For deputy animal warden Al Vaden, it's been a busy Spring.
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((HAVE YOU WRITTEN A LOT OF TICKETS THIS SPRING? YES I HAVE. ))
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Vaden and other Montgomery County animal control officers are pounding the pavement for proof of pooch permits.
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((AL VADEN/MONTGOMERY CO. DEPUTY WARDEN: IT'S MEANT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF RABIES. YOU CAN'T BUY A MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAG UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE RABIES INNOCULATION FOR YOUR ANIMAL. ))
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State law requires current rabies shots for all dogs at least four months of age.
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Most counties also require the purchase of tags to support animal control operations.
Some even require cat licensing.
Montgomery County does not, but if you're caught without your dog tags...
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((I'LL SET THIS COURT DATE AS JUNE THE 25TH. ))
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It's a citation and fine, in addition to the cost of shots and tags.
Vaden says the strict enforcement has made a difference.
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((IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WE DON'T HAVE MANY RABIES REPORTS. ))
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It's all in the name of pet and people protection. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens will join us live from Charlotte the Bulls win again.
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And the NCAA division three baseball teams began practice today at Salem Municipal and Salem Memorial Stadiums.
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
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Winston Cup qualifying for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 gets underway about forty minutes from now at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Mike Stevens is at the track and he joins us now.
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S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-9
GRAPHIC=NCAA Baseball


The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship is back in Salem this week. 8 teams will compete in the double elimination tournament.
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Methodist will be one team to watch. The Monarch's beat Ferrum to reach the 8 team world series and finished second in the nation last year.
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((THOMAS AUSTIN/METHODIST COACH:YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET GOOD STARTING PITCHING THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO TAKE YOU DEEP INTO THE INNINGS. YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PLAY GOOD DEFENSE. YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE OPPORTUNISTIC WITH THE BATS AND WHEN YOU GET RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION,YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO SCORE THEM. I THINK THE KEY FOR EVERYBODY MIGHT BE HOW QUICKLY YOU RELAX AND PLAY THE GAME.))
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Methodist will play Rensselaer tomorrow at 5 in one of 4 first round games. The Engineers are lead by pitcher Dave Lohrman, who is 8 and 0 with a 1.5 ERA.
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The tournament begins tomorrow at 10 am and runs through the weekend, with the championship set for Tuesday. All games will be played at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


Tom Glavine won his fourth straight decision this afternoon as Atlanta routed Chicago 9 to 4.
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Chipper Jones continues to swing a hot bat. The Braves third baseman went 3 for 4 with two home runs and three R-B-I's.
Jones now has 12 hits in his last 18 at Bats the Braves beat the cubs 9 to 4.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Avalanche/Hillcats


In lynchburg this afternoon, John Guidice hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth as the Avalanche beat the Hillcats 10 to 5.
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S-Knicks


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=NONE
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Meantime, Jeff Van Gundy will continue to coach the New York Knicks.
Van Gundy became the interim coach in March when Don Nelson was fired.
Van Gundy received a two year two million dollar contract.
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