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Singer furniture is moving to North Carolina... withOUT most of its 300 Roanoke employees.
We've got a LIVE report on NEWS 7 at SIX.

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And we'll hear from a murder suspect who says he killed his wife, because he figured she was fooling around on the Internet.

Sports-head


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In sports, soccer invades the valley tomorrow as 35 hundred athletes begin play in the Crestar Classic, Ronde barber and Rafael Garcia have made one pre season all-america team,
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and Roy Stanley tells us what's cooking over at the NCAA Division three baseball championship as he visits with cheftel.
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Singer


ANCHOR=keith
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TAPE#96-38
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It's been a tough few years for Roanoke's Singer Furniture plant-- fire, alleged stock fraud, and numerous ownership changes.
Now officials are locking up the plant for good. Double Box keith/Scott Microwave
Scott Prince joins us from the Singer plant.
Scott, how many jobs will be affected?
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((Rollcue: devastating start to the holiday weekend.))
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((ELAINE TAYLOR/SINGER EMPLOYEE: THEY TOLD US TO HANG IN THERE AND THINGS WILL GET BETTER. THIS CAME ALL OF A SUDDEN. ))
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Elaine Taylor is just one of 290 Singer employees who got their pink slip today.
As part of its downsizing plan, Singer has decided to close its Roanoke manufacturing plant.
The operation will move to North Carolina... but most of the employees will not.
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((BILL FOSTER/VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION: IT'S A GROUP THAT IS VERY RESILIANT. THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH SOME DIFFICULT TIMES WITH THE COMPANY AND THEY HAVE STAYED ON AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM. ))
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Workers will have some time to find another job.
The plant will shut down operations June 28th... but will remain open until late July. end package
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Knowles


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-33
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A Christiansburg man says an alleged cyber- romance led him to kill his wife.
Michael Knowles is charged with murder.
He spoke with Tracy Altizer today from the Montgomery County jail.
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(( Just hours after his arrest, Michael Knowles gave News-7 a cryptic reason for shooting his wife.
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((I READ SOMETHING IN THE COMPUTER FILES. ))
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Today, speaking by phone Knowles explained he believed he had found evidence that Angie Knowles was having an on-line romance.
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((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES: THROUGH THE INTERNET SHE HAD MET THESE MEN. ))
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((AND THEN FINALLY THAT MORNING I RAN ACROSS A LETTER TO PETER WHO LIVES IN ROANOKE, I DON'T KNOW HIS LAST NAME. ))
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Within an hour, Knowles says he had entered his wife's home and shot her.
He says an angel told him America's economy would crash, and he wanted his children to have insurance money to see them through.
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((SO I KILLED HER BECAUSE I LOVED HER. I KILLED HER BECAUSE I LOVE THE CHILDREN AND AS INSANE AS IT IS, I KILLED HER FOR OUR CHILDREN'S SAKE, AND NOW EVERYBODY HATES ME. QUESTION: DO YOU REGRET IT? ANSWER: REGRET IT? YOU KNOW I BOUGHT MYSELF A MOTORCYCLE. I WAS GONNA GET ON THAT MOTORCYCLE AND HEAD OFF. I DIDN'T CARE WHERE I WAS GONNA GO. I SHOULD'VE DONE THAT. ))
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Knowles says he was depressed because Angie and the children moved out of the house while he was out of the country.
He says he still doesn't understand why she left.
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((ALTIZER: NOW SHE'S NEVER GONNA HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN IT. ANSWER: I KNOW, I KNOW. LISTEN, I SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE WORKING FOR HER AND FOR THE CHILDREN. I WAS JUST COMPLETELY LOST THAT MORNING. ))
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Knowles says he wanted to kill himself too, but his daughter talked him out of it. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-30
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A 24- year old was killed in Danville this morning when the tractor he was driving overturned and caught fire.
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Robert Perry McGregor, Junior was cutting grass using a bushhog when the tractor flipped over and trapped him underneath.
Police believe McGregor died before the tractor caught fire.
The accident happened around 9:45 near "Camper Care" on Route 58.
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Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Fire


Rubatex employees are still cleaning up from a fire that forced the evacuation of part of their Bedford plant this morning.
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The blaze started in the rear of the Waltex building, where a compound used to make foam rubber ignited.
The building's sprinkler system extinguished the blaze, but heavy smoke filled the structure.
Firefighters spent several hours ventilating the building.
Rubatex officials don't know what caused the fire.
There was no damage to the building or any equipment, and they plan to be back in full operation Tuesday morning.
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Still to come on the broadcast, Roanoke County's School Board wants to hear some new answers to its old problems,
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and we'll hear from some Southside lawmakers as they seek solutions to the problems of juvenile crime.
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3-Juvenile-Crime


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Kids and Crime


Legal experts predict the juvenile population in Virginia's detention homes and prisons will increase dramatically over the next ten years.
That concerns a lot of people.
In the final part of our series "At Risk: Kids and Crime," Teresa Hamilton considers ways of curbing youth violence.
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(( Overcrowding may be a problem at the W. W. Moore Juvenile Detention Home in Danville
But it hasn't kept Superintendent Jim Rosenbaum from offering programs-- like year 'round schooling and narcotics anonymous.
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((JIM ROSENBAUM/W.W. MOORE DETENTION HOME SUPT.: WE ALSO OFFER A LIFE, A FAMILY LIFE PROGRAM, THIS CENTERS AROUND EVERYTHING FROM BASIC HYGIENE TO SOCIAL SKILLS. ))
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Programs, like those offered, are important.
But some feel it's almost too late when the child reaches the courts.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker believes parents should be held more accountable.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THE SIMPLE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS CAN NOT BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR GOOD PARENTING. ))
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Experts agree, something needs to be done-- especially since the juvenile arrest rate for violent crimes in Virginia has grown much more rapidly than the juvenile population.
And, it's not helping, they say, when police are viewed as the enemy by kids who watch their friends placed under arrest.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:WE'RE TRYING TO CLEAN IT UP FOR EVERYBODY OVER HERE AND THAT'S DISHEARTENING, NO QUESTION. ))
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But in South Boston, a program is in place, to help children begin to trust and identify with police. nat sound
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((KAREN TRAYNHAM/MOTHER:THEY COME BY THE HOUSE AT NIGHT, TALKS TO THEM, HOW THEY'RE DOING IN SCHOOL, HOW THEY PLAY BALL.))
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It's called community policing-- the officers patrol on bike, and it is hoped that will help them be more accessible to the community.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF:IT SHOWS THEM THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE FAMILIES, THEY HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN, AND IT HELPS THEM RELATE WITH EACH OTHER MUCH BETTER.))
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Experts are also preaching the importance of mentoring programs and community involvement.
In Danville, the Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization is one group doing its part. end su
Organization President Shirley Coles has been instrumental in hosting different "fun days" and events for local young people.
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((SHIRLEY COLES/ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT:IT'S UP TO US BECAUSE THEY CAN GET OUT HERE AND GET DRAWN ON THESE STREET CORNERS BY THE WRONG CROWD. ))
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There are no easy solutions for curbing youth crime. But many feel certain talking about the problem, instead of ignoring it, is taking a step in the right direction. Teresa Hamilton, News 7. ))


County-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
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Roanoke County School Board members say they were looking for a fresh perspective when they chose a new consultant to study the county's construction needs.
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South County parents were hoping the school board would hire the same firm that recommended construction of a new Cave Spring High School.
But School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says he wanted a new approach for a comprehensive, county- wide review.
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((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THEY'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST. THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A NORTH OR EAST OR WEST STUDY. THIS IS A ROANOKE COUNTY STUDY FOR OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.)) ((JIM MCADEN/CITIZENS FOR EDUCATION: I'M CERTAINLY NOT DISAPPOINTED WITH THE SELECTION OF RON MARTIN AND ASSOCIATES. THEY'RE CERTAINLY A WELL- TALENTED FIRM AND WILL DO A GOOD JOB. IT'S JUST THAT WE FELT WE COULD MOVE FORWARD A LITTLE QUICKER THAN THIS.))
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The school board and the county supervisors are also appointing a 20- member committee that will work with the consultant to rank the county's needs.

Grey


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


One congressional candidate says the minimum wage increase passed by the House is a victory for working families.
The House passed a 90-cents-an hour increase yesterday.
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Democrat Jeff Grey is challenging Republican Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district congressional seat.
Grey says Goodlatte's no vote shows he's out of touch with the people in the district.
Grey also says an increase in the minimum wage would make getting off welfare easier.
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((JEFF GREY/D-SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: IT GIVES THEM MORE DOLLARS IN THEIR POCKET TO BUY WHAT THEY NEED. THE TAXES ON THOSE PRODUCTS WILL BE INCREASED BY THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS. IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DISTRIBUTE THOSE PRODUCTS.))
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The last increase to minimum wage was in 1991.
The issue now has to pass through the Senate.

Stocks


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On Wall Street, the Stock Market finished the day higher, but just by a fraction.
The Dow was UP three-quarters of a point, closing for the week at 57-hundred-63.
NASDAQ lost a point.
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Kwiz


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TAPE#96-96-44
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It's a big weekend for the Klassroom Kwiz champions from Heritage High School. They're taking on some of the nation's best in Chicago. Patrick Evans is with the team.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
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The NCAA Division III baseball championship continues at Salem Memorial Stadium, Roy Stanley will tickle your taste buds with the tournament chef,
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and we will preview the 10th annual Crestar Festival Classic Soccer Tournament which invades the valley tomorrow.
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S-Crestar


ANCHOR=Steve
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The 10th annual Crestar festival Soccer Tournament invades the valley tomorrow.
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The new 350 thousand dollar Berglund Soccer complex is one of 5 sites for the tournament that begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 and concludes Sunday at 4pm.
Rivers Edge, Vineyard Park, Green Hill Park and Hollins College will also be used.
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((DANNY BEAMER/VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER DIRECTOR:))
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo


It's an all Blue Ridge District affair in tonight's Region C soccer championship at Northside High School.
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William Byrd and Salem will square off for the fourth time this season.
The games have been close and the Terriers have won three straight.
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We'll have highlights of the title game tonight at 11.

S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=NCAA BASEBALL


Bridgewater State and Marietta hooked up this afternoon in the second day of the Division Three Baseball tournament at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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Marietta got on the board in the bottom of the third. Rob Menke hits a shot up the middle for a double Brett Mann rounds the bases to score and it was 1 to nothing Pioneers.
but the Bears rallied in the top of the fourth. Jim Martorana hits a single to the right centerfield wall two runners cross the plate and Bridgewater state led 2 to 1.
With the score tied 2 to 2 in the bottom of the fourth. Chris brine gets
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the gap and left center field scoring a run Marietta led 3 to 2 but Bridgwater State eliminates the Pioneers with the 5-3 win.
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S-Chef


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NCAA BASEBALL


NCAA division III competition can create quite an appitite.
Perhaps the biggest player in the event is from Salem and he's already batting a thousand.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((Shirley Clemons has been preparing the meals at the Salem Civic Center for more than a year and a half.
Last week he cooked the meals for the Division three softball tournament. And this weeks its the Baseball Tournament.
For Today's barbecue, Clemons cooked 60-pounds of chopped barbecue, 120 pounds of pork ribs and 150 pounds of barbecue chicken.)) ((SHIRLEY CLEMONS/SALEM CIVIC CENTER CHEF: )) ((Today's meal was more than enough to feed over 300 people.
The players and coaches are enjoying their stay in Salem this week. They're playing in a first class baseball park and the hospitality and food has also been first class.)) ((JOE YAGER/PITCHER UPPER IOWA: )) ((LALO REYES/RPI OUTFIELDER: )) ((MARTY SLIMAK/CAL LUTHERAN: )) ((In Salem, Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Kent
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After losing yesterday, UVA redeemed itself in NCAA South Region Baseball this afternoon with a 12-2 win over the Princeton Tigers. The Cavaliers advance to the next round tomorrow.
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S-Football


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=Uva football


In pre season rankings, the Virginia football team is ranked 21st by the football Writers Association of America.
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UVa cornerback and former Cave Spring star Ronde Barber is a second team pre season All-America selection. Ronde has 12 interceptions over the last two seasons.
Former G.W. Danville star and Wahoo place kicker Rafael Garcia joins barber as a second team pre season all america choice.
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S-Dog


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=Charlotte speedway


Second round qualifying for tomorrow's Busch Grand National Red Dog 300 wrapped up today. Joe Nemechek was the fastest of 35 2nd round qualifier.
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This week has not been so good for Stan Barrett. he gets lose, spins and then hits the wall in qualifying.
Dale Jarrett came away with the top BGN qualifying time. He has the pole with a speed of just under 172 miles per hour.
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((DALE JARRETT/RED DOG 300 POLE WINNER:))
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