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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on News 7 at SIX:
Another child killed in a school bus accident.
Case dismissed for a W-and-L researcher caught up in a drug bust.
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VO-NAT


And thousands of dollars worth of new tires are being stolen in Henry county.
Police could use your help.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, Roy Stanley will introduce us to the Scott Robertson scholarship recipients, the Riverdawgs takls about tonight's battle with Richmond,
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VO-NAT


and for now, Dallas Cowboy star Michael Irvin has won his battle wit the law and the drug charges he faces.
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Once again the skies light up with thunderstorms. The heaviest are east of Lynchburg but others are rotating through the coalfields at this hour.

Fatal-Bus


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


A young child was struck and killed by a school bus this afternoon in Halifax County.
State police say six- year old Tiffany Shanelle Harris of South Boston walked in front of the bus and was hit.
She died at the scene.
The accident happened around 12:30 on Route 744.
So far, no charges have been filed.

Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=John Warner


The fight for the middle begins today in Virginia.
With the Republican nomination finally in his pocket, Senator John Warner returned to Washington.
He left the latest debate over what Virginia voters want behind in Richmond.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave;


Ellen Qualls is there with some answers.
LIVE=Ellen full via State Microwave;
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If I had good answers Keith, I could make big bucks.
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The battle between John Warner and Mark Warner will certainly involve a lot of them, starting today.
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(( It was to be John Warner's day.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN... THANK THEM.))
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But just hours later, media markets all over Virginia started hearing that Democrat Mark Warner was
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((RAISED IN A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY... TO FINISH COLLEGE.))
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And the ideological paintbrush was out.
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((MARK WARNER: JOHN WARNER HAS BEEN TOUTING HIS VERY CONSERVATIVE VIEWS OVER THE LAST THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THIS PRIMARY. I'M GONNA POINT THAT OUT AS HE TRIES TO SLIDE BACK TO THE MIDDLE.))
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So if John Warner ran right and won over someone running slightly farther right -- how far right is right for Republicans?
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((ANNE KINCAID/POLITICAL CONSULTANT: THIS IS NOT REPUDIATION OF THE CHRISTIAN ...TARRED AND FEATHERED JIM MILLER.))
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((JIM MILLER: IF A CHALLENGER CAN'T RAISE A LOT OF MONEY, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE COMPETITIVE. MOREOVER, I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M THE BEST VEHICLE. I DON'T HAVE THAT INHERENT GOOD LOOKS.))
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LIVE=Ellen full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond


Tough questions for conservatives today.
We asked the Governor to fess up on who he really supported.
He once again declined and pushed for party unity.
But he did call John Warner a friend, almost an uncle, and in his words "a United States Senator."
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave
(Keith Question) Any word on where George Allen will try to stack up against

Ollie North if they both run for the Senate nomination in 2000?
(Ellen) He was evasive today. But said last week that contest would be "a

thrill a minute" if it plays out the way both these gentlemen are leaning.

Timberlake


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Almost a year ago they lost their dam and their lake... now homeowners in the Timber Lake subdivision of Campbell County are being sued for two million dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg with more on the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of flood victim Doris Stanley..
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Keith, Doris Stanley was one of two people who drowned when the Timber Lake dam collapsed last June.
Her family says Stanley might be alive today had that dam been properly maintained and inspected.
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(( The Timber Lake dam collapsed under torrential rains last June, emptying millions of gallons of water downstream.
Firefighter Carter Martin and Bedford County resident Doris Stanley were caught in that wall of water and drowned.
Now Stanley's family blames her death on the people responsible for the operation of the Timber Lake dam. They're suing the Timber Lake Homeowners Association, claiming the group "negligently allowed hazardous conditions to exist" and "failed to warn the decedent of the dangerous conditions" created by an unsafe dam.
Also named in the suit are the engineers at Hurt and Proffitt, who allegedly acted "negligently in their inspections of the dam."
The family is seeking two million dollars in damages.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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The lawsuit likely won't go to trial until early next year, and lawyers on both sides did NOT want to comment on the case while it's in these early stages.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Ironically, today marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of Timber Lake.. homeowners president Doug Washington says efforts to rebuild the dam are right on schedule, but he's not sure what financial effect this lawsuit could have on that project. Keith?

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-
Henry County Police are looking to bust a tire-stealing crime ring,
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And these students had a special end of school year treat. We'll show you how their principal ended up as an ice cream sundae.
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Tire-Theft


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


Replacing tires on a vehicle is no small expense.
So it's not hard to imagine the toll a large scale tire theft ring is having on small businesses in three local counties.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( Riverside Tire Service in Henry County was one of the first businesses hit.
Last November thieves cut a hole in the back of a building, stealing nearly 300- dollars in tires.
Six months later the thieves returned with a sledge hammer.
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((LARRY MARTIN/RIVERSIDE TIRE SERVICE: SIX ROWS OF BLOCK THEY KNOCKED OUT TO GET IN HERE. ))
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This time they drove away with nearly 4- thousand dollars in tires.
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((LARRY MARTIN/RIVERSIDE TIRE SERVICE: IT'S VERY DISAPPOINTING COMING IN AT NIGHT AND IN THE MORNING WHEN THEY'VE TORN UP WHAT YOU'VE WORKED FOR ALL DAY. ))
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STAND UP:
So far thieves have stole more than 25- thousand dollars worth of tires in Henry County. That's not counting the numerous other counties that have also been targeted. end su
Authorities believe the same group has struck in Franklin and Patrick County as well Eden, North Carolina.
Lt. Kimmy Nester with the Henry County Sheriff's Department believes four to six people are working together.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE MAY BE A PERSON THAT IS TAKING ALL THE TIRES AND TAKING THEM WAY OUT OF THIS AREA, THE PROBLEM AREA. HOWEVER, THERE MAY BE A TIRE DEALERSHIP ITSELF THAT IS WILLING, LOOKS LEGITIMATE ON THE FRONT, HOWEVER, MAY BE TAKING HOT TIRES AND YOU KNOW TAKING THEM AT A LOW PROFIT AND RESELLING THOSE TIRES. ))
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Nester is appealing to the public for help-- local Crime Stoppers could pay up to 1- thousand dollars for information. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Henry County.))

Mitchell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Billy Mitchell


More charges could be forthcoming as early as next week against former Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell.
Mitchell is under indictment on 18 counts of embezzlement.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Authorities believe Billy Mitchell was county administrator for barely a year when he started racking up thousands of dollars worth of bills for personal items on county credit cards.
A routine audit uncovered discrepancies last year on charges between 1992 and 1995.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THERE WERE SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF CREDIT CARD ENTRIES THAT HAD BEEN DOCTORED. ))
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TRACY ALTIZER: WILLIAMS SAYS MITCHELL GRADUATED FROM MISUSING CREDIT CARDS TO AN ELABORATE EMBEZZLEMENT SCHEME WHEN THE COUNTY PURCHASED LAND FROM THE BEAVER DAM LAND TRUST FOR THE MAGNOLIA MANUFACTURING SITE.
Locally, the land on which Magnolia now sits was often referred to as the old Gardiner farm.
After the board of supervisors closed the deal, Mitchell allegedly got the county to pay for the land a SECOND time.
Authorities say he presented bills to the Industrial Development Authority under the bogus name of Gardiner Land Trust, then spent the money himself.
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((BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION, WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW COUNTY GOVERNMENTS TO BORROW MONEY DIRECTLY, THEY HAVE TO SET THESE AUTHORITIES UP AND IT'S A PROBLEM. THERE ARE, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS ONE WAY OF BEING ABLE TO TRIP UP THE SYSTEM AND MISAPPROPRIATE MONEY. ))
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Where did the money go? Authorities are tracking thousands of transactions trying to answer that question.
They say checks written to retailers such as Finks Jewelers and Neiman Marcus leave little doubt in their minds of wrongdoing.
Mitchell is also under investigation for embezzlement of PRIVATE funds from Gardiner Cemetery, of which he was trustee. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Stocks


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


On Wall Street the Dow was off a fraction of a point today. NASDAQ gained four and a half points.
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Kincanon


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


It was the year 1937.
Franklin Roosevelt had just finished his first term in the White House.
Roanoke voters approved spending 300-thousand dollars for a new Wasena Bridge.
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And James N. Kincanon was named secretary/treasurer of the Roanoke Bar Association.
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Jimmy Kincanon gave up the position yesterday- -after 59 years in the un-paid post.
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((HIS SERVICE HAS BEEN DEDICATED AND EFFECTIVE, BUT QUIET. HE DOES NOT CAUSE PROBLEMS. HE DOES NOT WANT ATTENTION PAID TO HIM. HE GETS THE JOB DONE AND HE GOES ON. As unassuming as can be? COMPLETELY UNASSUMING. HE'S THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE WORD "UNASSUMING."))
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* * * Keith on ENG * * *
So much so, Kincanon said he was nearly "done in" by the all the attention the association paid him yesterday.
He graciously declined to talk with us on camera.
Except for four years in the Navy during World War Two, Kincanon has spent the last six decades collecting dues, notifying members of meetings and events and keeping the books.
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((HE'S NOT ONLY DOING A THANKLESS TASK, HE'S DONE IT REMARKABLY WELL. HE'S DONE IT IMPECCABLY, AND HE HAS DONE IT WITH LONGEVITY.))
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Kincanon also spent 28 years in the city attorney's office.

Sports-Complex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Lynchburg residents fighting a proposed multi- million dollar sports complex have added two new twists to their lawsuit against the project.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Neighbors now claim the Sports Capital of Virginia is "not" registered with the state corporation commission, and therefore cannot legally take on such a project.
They also say two city council members who sat on the Sports Capital board should never have voted on the issue.
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((BOB HACKWORTH/CONCERNED CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG: I THINK COUNCIL HAS ACTED UNKNOWINGLY, AND I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY'VE GONE AS FAR AS THEY HAVE WITHOUT CHECKING OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING. ))
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The amended complaint was filed today.
A hearing on the issue is set for next month.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


the Riverdawgs are back in action over at cave Spring Junior tonight against Richmond, the Bull run could cross the finish line tonight baring a Sonic boom,
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and Roy Stanley feasts his eyes on the Scott Robertson Memorial scholarship recipients.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=NBA Finals


Leading three games to none, the Chicago Bulls can clinch their 4th NBA championship tonight at Key Arena on the Supersonics home floor at 9pm.
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The Bulls went through a lite workout at Key Arena today. Even though Seattle is down the pressure works both ways.
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S-Schott


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


One football note. The Washington Redskins signed former Ferrum star Jim Kitts this afternoon around 4. The Linebacker played for the Panthers from 1990 to 93. He played 1 year in the Arena Football League with the Albany Firebirds.

S-Robertson


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson


In less than 3-months some of the top junior golfers in the country will invade the Roanoke Valley for the 13-th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament.
And Roy Stanley says this afternoon tournament officials presented their annual scholarships at the Roanoke Country Club.
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((This years Scott Robertson scholarship was presented to William Fleming Senior Thomas Salter.
Salter, who is the valedictorian of his class, will use the 8-thousand dollar scholarship toward his education at Cornell University.)) ((THOMAS SALTER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: )) ((Andrew Green of Lord Botetourt was awared the Eugene Hawthorne 2-thousand dollar scholarship.
Green, who will attend Virginia Tech, is senior class president and will graduate with a 3 point 96 grade point average.)) ((ANDREW GREEN/EUGENE HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((MIKE SMITH/SCOTT ROBERTSON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: )) ((The tournament will be held August 13-th through the 15-th. Over 130 golfers have already applied for the event.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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S-Dawgs


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Roy
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=Riverdawgs


The Roanoke Riverdawgs host the Richmond Kickers tonight.
Roanoke is 2 and 4 overall with the losses coming to teams in a higher level of league Soccer.
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((IAN SPOONER/7 GOALS 2 ASSISTS THIS SEASON: )) ((GARY WHEATON/RIVERDAWG DEFENSE: ))
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-7
GRAPHIC=Dallas Cowboys


The felony drug indictment against Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin has been thrown out....
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at least for the moment. Today, a Dallas judge dismissed drug chargers against the all pro receiver on a technicality because one of the jurors in the case is not a resident of Dallas County. The prosecution says it will now present the case to a new grand jury. Irvin faces drug possession charges.
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Last-Day


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


Students and Faculty at Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary had a last- day- of- school celebration few will forget.
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Top student READERS got to decorate their principal as an ice cream sundae... complete with syrup and whip cream!
This last- day- of- school activity is their reward for reading so many books this year and doing well in the Accelerated Reader Program.
Principal Tom DonLeavy allows the students to chose their own reward for meeting reading goals.
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((MARGARET JONES/LIBRARIAN: THEY READ THE BOOKS. THE ACCELERATED READER BOOKS AND THERE ARE COMPUTER TESTS FOR EACH BOOK AND ARE AUTOMATICALLY SCORED ALSO... ON THIS COMPUTER SO THEY'RE TOTALED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.))
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The three top readers from each classroom got to help make the sundae. Teachers hope students will continue reading throughout the summer. (----------------)