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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on News 7 at SIX:
Governor Allen and other Southern governors meet with President Clinton about the recent rash of church fires. Ellen Qualls reports from Washington.
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VO-NAT


And the charge is international parental kidnapping--this Wythe County man hopes a federal law will convince his former wife to bring their children back to the U-S from Japan.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Olympic team is coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the Braves John Smoltz is almost perfect as he wins his 14th straight game
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And the wizard of St. Louis Ozzie Smith announces he's retiring at the end of the season, after 19 years with the Cardinals.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Thunderstorms, packing torrential rains, pound the region, popping up flash flood watches and warnings for much of the evening. I'll have all the details coming up in just a few minutes.

Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six


Good evening This is News 7 at Six, I'm Jean Jadhon sitting in for Keith Humphry.
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They came together with zero tolerance for an epidemic of church arsons.
Seven Southern governors,
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including Virginia's George Allen, pow-wowed with the president today.
Ellen Qualls was at the White House.
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Kevorkian-Suicide


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Jack Kevorkian


She was consulting with Doctor Jack Kevorkian for months from her Virginia home.
Last night with Kevorkian next to her (LOW-na) Lona Jones committed suicide.
The fact she was from the Commonwealth has renewed debate about physician assisted suicide across the state.
Scott Prince has the story.
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((For the thirtieth time... Doctor Jack Kevorkian has been present at a suicide.
But this most recent death hits a little closer to home.
Despite the fact that it happened in Michigan... it involves a Virginia woman-- 58- year- old Lona Jones of Chester.
She suffered from a malignant brain tumor... and apparently used carbon monoxide to kill herself.
It looks like THIS suicide could stir up the Kevorkian controversy in our area.
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((JANET MCDOWELL: ADVOCATES FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDES IN VIRGINIA MAY SEIZE ON THIS AS SOME INDICATION THAT THERE IS SENTIMENT IN VIRGINIA THAT THIS PRACTICE SHOULD BE LEGALIZED IN SOME CAREFULLY REGULATED WAY. )) BUTT BUTT BUTT
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((ON THE OTHER HAND, IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AMONG ETHICS COMMITTEES I WORK WITH FOR INSTANCE, THEY'RE NOT ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE PRACTICE. ))
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stand up 14:34:16
From a legal aspect, suicide is still a common law crime in Virginia, with no clarification on assisted suicide.
That could be one of the reasons why Jones traveled to Michigan, where Kevorkian has been acquitted of several charges. end stand up
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((BOB RIDER/FORMER COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE WOULD BE SOME VERY, VERY COMPLICATED LEGAL ISSUES BEFORE YOU COULD PROSECUTE SOMEONE IN VIRGINIA. ))
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Kevorkian has said repeatedly his concern is for the welfare of the patient-- no matter what the law says... or what is said about him.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Danville-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A former female police officer is the latest to file a federal lawsuit against Danville Police Chief Neal Morris.
Cheryl Bartee's federal suit which alleges gender discrimination also names Assistant Chief B-C Elliott and two other defendants.
Bartee was fired last year for allegedly giving false information to a grand jury.
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Court papers indicate Bartee was later reinstated by a grievance panel but was fired again for taping a conversation with another employee.
Bartee used the tape as evidence at the hearing in which she was reinstated.
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The Reverend Thomas Motley says he's forming an organization to look into any future allegations against Danville police-- He says it's a result of Bartee's lawsuit and three others also filed against the department .
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((THOMAS MOTLEY/DANVILLE RESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO SEND OUR COMPLAINTS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WE'RE GOING TO SEND OUR COMPLAINTS TO DEVAL PATRICK AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, AT THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION, AND HOPEFULLY AFTER A WHILE THEW WORLD WILL SEE THAT THE CITY IS NOT AS INNOCENT AS IT HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED THAT IT IS. ))
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ANCHOR=JEAN
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If Motley is granted a charter from the state, the organization will be known as "C-PAC" or the Citizens Political Action Conference.
A spokeswoman says the police department has not been served with Bartee's lawsuit.

L'burg-Mail


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Lynchburg man is facing federal charges for allegedly operating a mail theft ring in central Virginia.
19-year old Jeffrey Scott Wright was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday.
Authorities say Wright and several juveniles stole hundreds of pieces of mail from mailboxes over a several month-long period.
They then allegedly forged and cashed the checks they found, taking in thousands of dollars.
Several of the teens have already been prosecuted in the juvenile court system.
Wright is the only adult to be indicted.
Wright could receive a five year prison term and a 250-thousand dollar fine if convicted.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-
What's behind the deaths of more than 50 cattle on a ranch in Botetourt County?
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And a custody battle becomes an international affair-- after his ex wife leaves the country with their children, this Wythe County father is determined to get them back.
We'll have that story but first let's check in with Patrick.
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Cattle


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=none


Animal Control officials in Botetourt County say that about 53 cattle died at a ranch near Daleville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


They apparently died from a lack of water and excessive heat after being pinned-up for an unknown period of time.
The animals were dropped off at the Braemar ranch owned by T-D Steele.
But the owner of the cattle is said to be from out of town.
A worker at the ranch said it was a mix-up and that no one knew the animals were there.
The total loss is estimated at about 10 thousand dollars.
The ranch is located NEAR an already controversial site.
A 422-acre golf course community will open next to it.
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Benda


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Max Meadows man says after the breakup of his marriage, his wife and his children vanished without a trace.
NOW a Roanoke federal grand jury has indicted the wife for International Parental Kidnapping.
As Ron Jones reports Walter Benda hopes that'll force his wife to come out of hiding.
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Walter Benda says he met his Japanese wife, Yoko Mizuno, while attending Washington and Lee University in 19-79.
They married in Japan 19-82 and had two little girls, Mari and Ema.
But after 14 years Walter says his marriage fell apart as his wife got involved in a cult with an Indian Guru.
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((WALTER BENDA: THIS GURU SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS REINCARNATION OF A HINDU GOD AND HAS ALL KIND OF POWER. CAN MATERIAL GOLD COINS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I JUST WASN'T VERY IMPRESSED BY HIM.))
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Toward the end of their marriage he says Yoko became more involved in the cult and more distant.
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((I FEEL SHE'S BEEN BRAIN WASHED. SHE WAS WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO ALL SHE WAS INFLUENCED BY. BUT SHE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN BRAINWASHED IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS BY SOMEONE OR SOME ORGANIZATION.))
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Then one day in July of 1995, he returned home from work and his wife and daughters were gone.
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((SHE GAVE THE REASON THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT LED TO HER HAVING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS AND SHE DECIDED THAT WAS THE BEST THING FOR HER TO DO.))
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Last year he returned to his his parents' home in Wythe County and has been trying to contact with his wife and children with no luck.
All he has are home video's and pictures of his little girls.
He hopes the F-B-I warrant will give him a little more leverage with the Japanese government-- and restore the family he once had.
Ron Jones, News Seven.

Prison-Food


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=None


An Islamic prison inmate may get some freedom, at least as when it comes to his food.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


A federal judge today ruled in favor of Buckingham Correctional Center prisoner Rahim X.
The Muslim convert sued state officials after he was denied a "Nation of Islam" diet in prison.
U-S District Judge Samuel Wilson granted him a preliminary injunction.
It'll allow Rahim X to bypass prison policy
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Anchor=Jean
SS=None

--the policy requires outside clergy to provide documentation before inmates can get special meals.
Judge Wilson had earlier ruled that requirement violates the First Amendment.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stocks closed mixed today as the blue chips gained ground while other issues were lower. The Dow finished up 20 points.
NASDAQ lost four points.
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Letter-Carrier


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=US Postal Service


A nationwide protest by letter carriers was echoed this evening in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Nearly 20- members of the National Association of Letter Carriers picketed outside the Main Street post office.
They're upset over policies they feel jeopardize efficient mail service.
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((DONALD ADKINS/BRANCH 595 PRESIDENT: WE'RE FOR...AT ALL. ))
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VO-NAT


The post office says it recently posted a 90- percent on time delivery performance for first- class mail.
It says letter carriers played a big part in that success.
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Vinton-pigs


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=none


It looks like the three pigs in Vinton might be granted a reprieve.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/Monday;


Earlier this week a judge ruled the pigs' owner, Emma Saunders, violated a Vinton town ordinance by keeping them as pets.
Saunders said she would be forced to put the pigs to sleep.
But yesterday a man approached Saunders and offered to pay her legal fees.
Saunders has received several other offers of help.
For now though she says has no plans to appeal the judge's ruling, and is not sure what she will do with her pet pigs.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, we'll meet a 17 year old world champion rider at this week'd Roanoke Valley horse show, the Dream Team is coming to Busch Gardens, the wizard is calling it quits,
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VO-NAT eng#


and we'll take a look at John Smoltz setting a Braves team record with his 14th consecutive win this afternoon.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-12
GRAPHIC=braves


A little bit of history this afternoon in Atlanta as the Braves John Smoltz set a franchise record with his 14th straight win.
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Smoltz was on from the start as he retired the first 19 batters he faced and carried a perfect game into the seventh.
He accomplished all of this with a sore back before CHris Gomez broke up his perfection with a one out double to left field in the 7th.
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((JOHN SMOLTZ/PITCHES TWO HITTER TODAY:))
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Smoltz finished with a two hitter as he struck out eight and ran his record to 14-and-1.
He also aided his cause by driving in two runs on the day.
Former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye continued his hot play as well, with an RBI double as the Braves beat the Padres 5-to-1.
By the way Smoltz hasn't lost since April 4th, his first start of the season.
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S-Ozzie


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


In an equally big baseball happening this afternoon, the Wizard of St. Louis, Ozzie Smith announced that he is retiring at the end of the season.
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SUPER=04-MLB;


The 14 time all-star, who won 13 gold gloves with the Cards is known for his patented flipping entrance onto the field and his acrobatics at shortstop.
He has played 19 years with the Cardinals and the team says it plans to retire his jersey at the end of the year.
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S-Cards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
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One of the big reasons Smith is packing it in is the emergence of Royce Clayton who helped the Cardinals beat the Phils 3-to-2 today with this solo homer.
St. Louis is now over the 500 mark for the first time since April 25th.
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S-Frank


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=reds


The heat is on the Cincinnati reds to hire a black executive to run the team in owner Marge Schott's absence, and the team may end up with Frank Robinson.
The major league's first black manager, won rookie of the year honors with the Reds 30 years ago, and now he wants to lead the team in the 90's.
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Last week, Schott agreed to give up daily control of the Reds through the 1998 season, and avoided a suspension.

S-Horse


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-14
GRAPHIC=HORSE SHOW


The Roanoke Valley Horse show heats up tonight, with $5000 dollars on the line in the Welcome Jumper Stakes.
This is sort of a prelude or warmup to Saturday night's big $50 thousand dollar Grand Prix.
But as you know, the horse show features more than money!
For 25 years it's showcased some of the best young riders in the country.
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(( This time of year most 17 year old girls are either working part-time or working on their tans.
But Liza Towell, is no ordinary teenager. The Camden, South Carolina native is already a two-time world champion in the hunter/rider junior division. ((LIZA TOWELL/TWO TIME WORLD JR. CHAMPION:))
Towell has been riding horses since the age of 6, and she's competed at the Salem show for the past ten years.
She's also found a way to handle the pressure and the demands of riding in the big time.)) ((LIZA TOWELL:))

S-Busch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS


The Summer Games in Atlanta begin exactly one month from today, and believe it or not the athletes are already making plans for their post game party!
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This afternoon the folks at Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg announced that all of the Olympic athletes are heading to the Commonwealth to relax and meet their fans after the games on August 7th through the 9th.
Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the classiest athletes around helped announce the much needed union on fans and athletes.
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((HAKEEM OLAJUWON/USA DREAM TEAM CENTER:)) ((LEROY WALKER/PRESIDENT - U.S.O.C.:))
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Farmers-Share


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Farming


You might not think about where your money is going when you're in the checkout line at the grocery store, but one group is definitely interested.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The Virginia Farm Bureau Women's Committee is sponsoring Farmers' Share in several Food Lion stores in Virginia.
The goal is to point out how much money farmers receive for their crops in comparison to what consumers pay for foods.
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((ERNESTINE FRITH/MONTGOMERY CO. WOMEN'S FARM BUREAU CHAIR: AT THE CHECKOUT COUNTER THE PORTION OF THEIR GROCERIES THAT IS DESIGNATED FARM PRODUCTS - WE ARE GOING TO PAY THEM 22 PERCENT OF WHAT THEY HAVE PURCHASED.))
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That means farmers receive 22 cents for every dollar people spend on farm products.
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((SUZANNE HARDEN/SHOPPER: I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD GET MORE ACTUALLY I GUESS. IT'S SURPRISING THEY DON'T. THERE ARE SO MUCH MIDDLEMEN INVOLVED.))
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The Committee will meet later this summer to review the results of the Farmers' Share Project. (----------------)