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1-News-Head

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

Republicans from all over Virginia are arriving in Salem tonight.
They're singing the praises of their favorite candidate, but the state convention promises anything but harmony.
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V/O-NAT
AND we'll waltz you down to Blacksburg where you'll find ballroom dancing is sporting some new-found popularity.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Jeff Gordon wins his second straight pole, you can fish for free this weekend in Virginia's fresh water streams, Jeff Jestadt is a proud papa.
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VO-NAT eng#


and the Salem Avalanche is back in the house tonight opening a five game home stand at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Planning outdoor activities tomorrow, fear not. The forecast is sunny and mild. Details straight ahead.

GOP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=GOP State Convention


Virginia Republicans have come together physically tonight in Salem and Roanoke. But there's little chance they'll come together emotionally over the 1996 U-S Senate race.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave


Ellen Qualls is at the party's quadrennial convention tonight at the Salem Civic Center. Ellen, how did this affair kick off today?
Live=Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
(Ellen ad lib)
(Rollcue: polls on June 11th)
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/GOP Activist;
SUPER=01-Don Duncan/6th District GOP Chairman;
SUPER=01-Pat McSweeney/Virginia GOP Chairman;
SUPER=@johnwarner; 1:13
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=get out of the kitchen



Live=Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
(Ellen ad lib)
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave
(Keith question: What's on the agenda if John Warner's not?)



Helms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Tommy Helms


A 16- year old Henry County teen was already on probation when he set out on a two month crime spree last fall that ended in murder.
Today Tommy Helms pleaded guilty to the charges rather than face a jury.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SOT
IN Q=16- year old
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=08-James Vaughn/Victim's Father; :29
SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Henry Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:01
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:19
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville.

(( 16- year old Tommy Helms was silent as he was escorted from the Henry County Courthouse to a waiting car.
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SOT
IN Q=Would you

((WOULD YOU LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO THE FAMILY OF LAVINA SCALES. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=Lavina Scales.


15- year old Lavina Scales was the young woman authorities say Helms confessed to killing.
Her body was found last fall along a roadside in Bassett.
The two had dated-- But as far as a motive-- the only one given in court was an indication Helms was upset with her.
Lavina's father and older sister were in the courtroom.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER:IT'S WINDING DOWN, IT'S WINDING DOWN AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET ON WITH OUR LIVES AND TRY TO PUT IT BEHIND US AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S HARD. I KNOW SHE THINKS ABOUT IT EVERYDAY, BECAUSE I KNOW I THINK ABOUT IT EVERY SINGLE DAY. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=every single day.


In the past, James Vaughn has lashed out at Helms. But today he chose to talk with and comfort the young man's family.
According to testimony-- Helms only has a seventh grade education.
Prosecutor Bob Bushnell would like to see Helms placed in a juvenile detention facility until he's 21.
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SOT

16:08:34
IN Q=The

((BOB BUSHNELL/HENRY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY:THE JUVENILE FACILITIES ARE GEARED TO DEAL WITH DANGEROUS PEOPLE, VIOLENT PEOPLE OF HIS AGE. AND I THINK THAT'S THE APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR HIM TO START WHAT I THINK WILL BE A VERY LENGTHY PERIOD AS AN INMATE. ))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=as an inmate.

take su
When Tommy Helms is sentenced in August he faces a maximum of two life sentences, plus 53- years. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Martinsville.))





Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- It reminds many of a time gone by, but ballroom dancing is making a comeback with the younger crowd.
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VO-NAT


and is it a Freedom of Speech issue or a just a nuisance? Preparing for another big weekend, Roanoke's Festival in the Park is caught up in a legal debate.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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TALENT=Robin
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Festival


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park


Festival-in-the-Park goers may find themselves approached this weekend by a person handing out political literature, seeking signatures on a petition.
A federal judge ordered Festival organizers to let...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

Jay Rutledge exercise his first amendment rights THIS weekend, after he says he was threatened with arrest at Festival in the Park LAST weekend.
Festival Director Wendi Schultz wants an appeals court to overturn the injunction.
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SOT
IN Q=People will be

((PEOPLE WILL BE INUNDATED WITH WHAT I CALL "STUFF." AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY'RE AT FESTIVAL FOR. THEY'RE NOT THERE TO LISTEN TO POLITICAL SPEECHES. THEY'RE NOT THERE TO LISTEN TO ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. THEY'RE THERE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. THEY'RE THERE TO BE ENTERTAINED. ))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to be entertained
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VO-NAT


Schultz says litter is another problem.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Festival in Park


So far... no word on whether the appeals court will stay the order and hold a hearing on this.

Rabies


ANCHOR=khu
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=none


Authorities in Franklin County have stepped up their search for a cat that may have rabies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Officials are looking for a black cat that was attacked by a rabies infected raccoon.
A local resident killed the raccoon but the cat got away.
There is some concern the disease could spread.
Experts are warning residents to beware of animals acting abnormally.
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SOT 12.49.08 - 12.49.27
IN Q=If it's a

((MARVIN WOODES/PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER; IF IT'S A NORMAL ANIMAL, YOUR OWN PET THAT'S NORMALLY DOCILE AND IT BECOME AGITATED...STARTS GETTING AGRESSIVE; THAT'S ABNORMAL. IF AN ANIMAL IS NORMALLY AGGRESSIVE AND JUST STARTS LAYING DOWN AND YOU CAN'T RUN 'EM OFF...SHO 'EM OFF, THEN THAT'S SOMETHING YOU WOULD LOOK FOR.))
SUPER=01-Marvin Woods/Public Safety Officer;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=would look for
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VO-NAT


Authorities say people scratched, licked or bitten by a rabid animal should wash the infected area thoroughly, then see a doctor.
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L'burg-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


The thin blue line got a little longer today with the swearing in of four new police officers in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Family members helped pin badges on each new officer during ceremonies in the old Court House building.
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SOT 1:57:28
IN Q=I'm excited

((DAVID SHANTON/NEW L'BURG POLICE OFFICER: I'M EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S JUST POLICE OFFICERS MAKING A CHANGE IN THE COMMUNITY, IT'S SOMETHING WHERE WE TAKE PART AND WORK TOGETHER WITH THE CITIZENS. IT'S EXCITING.))
SUPER=01-David Shanton/New Lynchburg Police Officer; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it's exciting.
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VO-NAT


The department's longest serving officer, Commander Ronald Coleman, says he remembers well his own swearing- in 33 years ago.
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SOT 1:59:06
IN Q=The oath

((CMDR. RONALD COLEMAN/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE OATH OF OFFICE IS BASICALLY THE SAME AND I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU, I ENJOY POLICING JUST AS MUCH TODAY AS I DID THE FIRST NIGHT ON THE JOB.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Ron Coleman/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=on the job.
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VO-NAT


The new officers are filling the voids left by retirements and attrition within the department.
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Ericsson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=None


It's official.. the Ericsson Corporation will be building a new state- of- the- art regional radio system for central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Contracts for the 11- million dollar project were signed this morning.
Lynchburg, Amherst County, Bedford County and Bedford City are paying for the system.
It will allow emergency crews from different jurisdictions to communicate with each other.
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SOT 2:53:16
IN Q=It's tough to

((TONY WARE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S TOUGH TO BE OUT ON THE FIRING LINE SOMETIME AND NEEDING HELP AND NEEDING TO GET HOLD OF THE DISPATCHER OR SOMETHING AND YOU CAN'T GET BACK TO 'EM. YES, WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO WORK UNDER THIS SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Tony Ware/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=under this system.
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VO-NAT


Officials say the multi- million dollar deal is an example of regional cooperation at its best.
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SOT 2:41:24
IN Q=By cooperating

((DR. GEORGE FATH/ERICSSON V.P.: BY COOPERATING YOU GET BOTH THE ABILITY TO HAVE A STATE OF THE ART COMMUNICATION, YOU GET THE ABILITY TO COORDINATE AMONGST THE MUNICIPALITIES, AND YOU GET IT AT ABOUT A THIRD OF THE PRICE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. George Fath/Ericsson V.P.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=third of the price.
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VO-NAT


Officials estimate it would cost a locality 35 million dollars to purchase a similar system on its own.
The new radios should be up and running within a year.
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Stocks


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

On Wall Street, amidst concern about rising interest rates, the Dow took a tumble--dropping 50 points and finishing the week at 56 hundred 43.
NASDAQ gained almost 10 points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Ballroom-Dance


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


The music was pleasant, the steps were smooth.
But if you thought dances like the waltz and the foxtrot were part of an era gone by, a ballroom dance camp at Virginia Tech may pleasantly surprise you. Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=Slow, quick quick slow
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Radler/Dance Camp Instructor; :15
SUPER=01-Pamela Weaver/Dance Camp Organizer; :21
SUPER=01-Norma Shapiro/Dance Camp Participant; :48
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:09
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.
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SOT 19:18:18

((SLOW, QUICK, QUICK, SLOW, LADY OUTSIDE ))
RUNS=:05


It's the dance craze that's sweeping the nation.
It's not a new craze by any means.
It's just that a new generation is minding the music and the step.
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SOT 19:55:21

((DAN RADLER/DANCE CAMP INSTRUCTOR: IT'S VERY, VERY BIG ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW. IT'S DEFINITELY UNDERGOING A RESURGENCE. ))
SOT 19:50:50

((PAMELA WEAVER/DANCE CAMP ORGANIZER: SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES HAVE BIG DANCE PROGRAMS AND THERE'S A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE REALLY GETTING INVOLVED AGAIN.))
RUNS=:12


The craze has caught on so much that dancers have managed to glide their way to inclusion in the 2000 Olympics.
And this July, they'll take part in a statewide competition in Roanoke. Camps like these help create the winners.
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SOT 20:00:16

((NORMA SHAPIRO/DANCE CAMP PARTICIPANT: THE BALLROOM DANCERS GO THROUGH AS MUCH PHYSICAL TRAINING AS ANY OTHER ATHLETE, AND THEY NOW CALL THIS DANCESPORT. ))
SOT 20:00:47

((VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH GAMES WILL HAVE DANCESPORT THIS YEAR ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.))
RUNS=:12
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SOT 19:25:16

((TRIPLE STEP, TRIPLE STEP, ROCK RECOVER. ))
RUNS=:04


The sound and step of swing has also taken hold again. Tech even has a swing club. Camp organizers Pam Weaver and Ken McCleary hope to start a ballroom club as well. su The workshop will culminate in a dance here at Virginia Tech tomorrow night, with a 17-piece orchestra. If you feel inclined to put on your dancing shoes, the public is invited at a cost of 15 dollars per person. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg. ))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Avalanche is back home for a five game home stand.
Big news tonight concerning Express star Jeff Jestadt.
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VO-NAT eng#


And I'll have qualifying highlights and results from Dover as Rick Mast and boys try to run down Jeff Gordon.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-33
GRAPHIC=DOVER


The Winston Cup cars completed first round qualifying in Delaware this afternoon for Sunday's Miller 500.
25 spots at the Dover Downs International Speedway were up for grabs and a number of local drivers were quick today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speedvision; :00


For starters, Rock Mast, who had a top ten finish last Sunday night in the Coke 600, kept the momentum going today by qualifying tenth at 153 point 1 miles an hour.
South Boston's Ward Burton had one of the fastest cars in practice and in time trials as he qualified third at a speed of 153 point 899 miles an hour.
And Dick Trickle was blazing today as he grabbed the outside pole position at 153 point 9 miles an hour.
But he couldn't quite top Jeff Gordon, who won his second straight pole position.
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SOT
IN Q="Couldn't..

((JEFF GORDON/WINS MILLER 500 POLE - 154.785:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Wins Miller 500 Pole - 154.785; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...on sunday."
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VO-NAT con't


Dale Jarrett who won at Charlotte qualified his Ford in the sixth spot.
While Dale Earnhardt had a decent run grabbing the 14th starting spot.
Sterling Marlin celebrated his new 5 year contract with MOrgan-McClure racing by qualifying 19th.
Now here's the top 25. wipe to pinnacle boards

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SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=400-=1/Jeff Gordon/154.785/=2/Dick Trickle/=3/Ward Burton/=4/Terry
Labonte/=5/Hut Stricklin
SUPER=401-=6/Dale Jarrett/=7/Bobby Labonte/=8/Rusty Wallace/=9/Kenny

Wallace/10/Rick Mast
SUPER=401-11/Brett Bodine/12/Mark Martin/13/Geoff Bodine/14/Dale

Earnhardt/15/Kyle Petty
SUPER=401-16/Ricky Rudd/17/Derrike Cope/18/Jeff Burton/19/Sterling

Marlin/20/Ted Musgrave
SUPER=401-21/Ernie Irvan/22/Bobby Hillin/23/Johnny Benson/24/Jimmy

Spencer/25/John Andretti
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...John Andretti
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo


The Salem has 16 games left in the first half of the Carolina League and the Avalanche is right in the thick of the pennant race.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Salem returns to Memorial Stadium tonight for a three game series with the Frederick Keys.
After 10 days on the road, The Avalanche is currently riding a four game losing streak.
But Salem will play 12 of its final 16 games at home and the Avalanche is currently three games out of first place behind Durham in the Southern Division.
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SOT
IN Q="I want to...

((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire
RUNS=:22
OUT Q= ....come out and play."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold Logo


Game time tonight at Memorial Stadium is 7 oclock.

S-Mavs


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


The Dallas Mavericks named current Bulls assistant Jim Cleamons their new head coach this afternoon.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00


Cleamons will stay with the Bulls through the playoffs, and he's already taking a realistic approach to his first head coaching job.
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SOT
IN Q="Coaching...

((JIM CLEAMONS/NEW MAVS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Cleamons/New Mavs Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...HAVE MY CHAIR.
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S-Fish


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


This weekend would be the perfect time to break out the fishing pole and hit the river, lakes and streams.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


June third through the 9-th is National Fishing Week. But this Saturday and Sunday the Department of Games and Inland fisheries will allow anyone to fish in the fresh water of the state without a license.
The idea is to help people discover the joys of fishing, the fastest growing sport in the state.
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SOT
IN Q="its good

((BUD LAROCHE/REGIONAL FISHERIES MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bud LaRoche/Regional Fisheries Manager; :
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=......life long hobby."
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VO-NAT (cont)


The weekend of free fishing will not be allowed in designated stocked trout waters.
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S-Jestadt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-
GRAPHIC=express


The Roanoke Express management is busy at the East Coast Hockey league meetings, head coach Frank Anzalone is waiting on a contract extension, and one member of last year's team is changing diapers.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-1995-96 Season; :00


Jeff Jestadt, the leading goal scorer in Express franchise history is now a proud papa.
His wife Mary Kay gave birth to their first child, an 8 pound 6 ounce boy this week.
His name is trevor James Jestadt.
Daddy says he'd like to play in Roanoke again next season, but we'll have to wait and see how that pans out.
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Manners


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=None


For months, faculty members at a Botetourt County school have been hungry for better manners from their students.
For a few hours today, their appetites were satisfied.
Scott Prince explains.
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SOT
IN Q=From the kitchen
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co; :00
SUPER=01-Weldon Martin/Principal; :28
SUPER=@Scott1; :39 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=01-Marlene Minnix/Parent; :57
SUPER=01-Travis Carter/Student; 1:14
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County


((From the kitchen, it looks like any other school lunch. Nat-sound (mashed potatoes into tray)
RUNS=:01


But step inside the cafeteria.
There is definitely something different going on.
The students are all dressed up.
Tables are adorned with flowers.
And a waterfall!?
It's Manners Day at Breckinridge Elementary school in Fincastle.
A time when students are asked to look their best... and to be on their best behavior.
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SOT 11:38:26
IN Q=What we're

((WELDON MARTIN/PRINCIPAL: WHAT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO DO IS TO REINFORCE WHAT PARENTS DO WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN THE HOMES AND OUR TEACHERS DO ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS. TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO USE GOOD MANNERS AND BE MORE CIVIL IN THE WAY THEY ACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=one another

Stand up (second one!!) 11:15:06
((Yesterday, the children had a "seminar" on proper etiquette.
And as you can see from some of them, it had varying effects.)) End stand up
RUNS=:06


While the kids were chowing down on the main course... moms and dads were serving up desert-- cherry cobbler on silver platters.
Parents say Manners Day has made an impact OUTSIDE of school.
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SOT 11:29:52
IN Q=This week

((MARLENE MINNIX/PARENT: THIS WEEK AT HOME I'VE NOTICED MY CHILDREN HAVE REALLY IMPROVED THEIR MANNERS. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=their manners


But no matter what setting you put them in... it seems kids will always be kids.
There are some, however, who have gotten the message.
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SOT 11:46:31
IN Q=Is it important

((REPORTER QUESTION: IS IT IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO USE GOOD MANNERS? TRAVIS CARTER/STUDENT: YES. REPORTER QUESTION: HOW COME? SO OTHER PEOPLE DON'T THINK YOU'RE A PIG. ))
RUNS=:08

Scott Prince, News-7, Botetourt County.)) OUT Q=a pig