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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
An accident with a 2-week old missing passenger.
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And tradition renewed at the Hotel Roanoke... with the arrival of Miss Virginia contestants.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Frank Beamer gets a contract extension through the year 2000.
Agassi, Chang and Courier fall on the grass at Wimbledon,
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And the U.S. Olympic women's foil team is training at Hollins College we'll check on them and tell you how you can watch them train tonight in sports.
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WX-Head
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Severe Thunderstorms invade the region but there is some good news on the backside. We will dry out a bit later tomorrow.

L'burg-Baby


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


A bizarre story out of Lynchburg today, as police are still trying to determine the whereabouts of a newborn baby which may be the subject of a custody battle.
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Authorities say someone from Alabama called this afternoon, concerned about the welfare of the woman staying at 2-thousand-4 Burnt Bridge Road.
A quick search of the residence turned up neither the mother or her two- WEEK- old baby.
At the same time, the woman they were looking for was involved in an auto accident on the 501 Expressway.
She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Her car was filled with luggage and a child safety seat, but the baby was nowhere to be found.
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((CMDR. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HOWEVER AT THIS POINT, WE CAN'T FIND THE TWO- YEAR- OLD CHILD. THE MOTHER WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT IS NOT REVEALING ANY INFORMATION TO US AND WE'RE NOT REALLY SURE WHY.))
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Emergency crews spent more than an hour searching the roadway near the accident site for any sign of the child.
Authorities believe the child may the subject of a custody battle with the baby's father.
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Gammon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Gammon


One of two brothers accused of murdering their father and stepmother has pled no contest to the crime.
But Christopher Gammon's family and lawyers say the teenager deserves leniency.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( 17 year- old Chris Gammon pled no contest to the murder of his father Gary Gammon, and the aggravated malicious wounding of his stepmother Rebecca.
Rebecca Gammon has said she and her husband returned home and Chris and his older half brother William opened fire.
Police arrested the brothers in Henry County after a high-speed chase.
Chris' lawyers and his mother say the shooting was not without reason, and they'll urge the judge to consider the circumstances at his sentencing.
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((MAX JENKINS/CHRIS GAMMON'S LAWYER: HIS MOTIVATION WAS THAT HE, THIS BOY WAS MISTREATED BADLY BY HIS FATHER, BADLY. ))
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((REGINA BARNES/CHRIS GAMMON'S MOTHER: LOVE MY SON WITH ALL MY HEART AND I BELIEVE IN HIS INNOCENCE. QUESTION: YOU DON'T BELIEVE HE ACTUALLY DID IT? ANSWER: I'M SAYING HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO DO IT.))
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Rebecca Gammon, still confined to a wheelchair as a result of her injuries, did not want to comment.
But after seeing her suffer, HER family hopes the brothers receive stiff punishment.
Her sister-in-law believes no matter what his age, Chris knew exactly what he was doing.
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((MARY HYLTON/REBECCA GAMMON'S SISTER-IN-LAW: HE'S GONNA GET EVERYTHING HE DESERVES AND I HOPE TO SEE IT. ))
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Chris Gammon confessed to police after his arrest, but his lawyers have kept him quiet since.
Prosecutor Greg Goad hasn't decided whether to make him break that silence.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: NOW THAT HE'S ENTERED THIS PLEA HE DOES WAIVE HIS RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT ON FUTURE OCCASIONS, BUT AT THIS TIME IT'S UNDECIDED. ))
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SUChris Gammon could be sentenced to three life terms in prison when the judge sets his punishment in November. Willie Gammon is set to be tried for CAPITAL murder in October. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Hillsville.))

Stalking


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police in Roanoke say a young woman was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend this past weekend.
Now some experts wonder if Virginia's stalking laws work.
Ron Jones reports.
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(( Family members say 23-year-old Robin Williams was stalked and threatened by her ex-boyfriend for months.
Back in April police say her former boyfriend 23-year-old Aquilia Barnette set Williams' apartment on fire forcing her to jump from the two story building-- she was transported to the U-V-A burn center.
This past weekend police say Barnette finally caught up with Williams and shot her to death on the streets of Roanoke.
Experts say even though the stalking law is helpful it could be stronger.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: WE NEED A LOT OF FINE TUNING ON IT. BECAUSE SHE HAS TO PROVE SO MUCH THAT HE REALLY IS GOING TO HURT HER. AND IF HE IS JUST STANDING ACROSS THE STREET THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S GOING TO BODILY HARM HER.))
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Darlene Young is coordinator for Turning Point-- a shelter for abused women.
She advises victims to become more agressive. PRE-PRO
-She suggest notifying the police and Commonwealth's Attorney immediately.
-Have family and friends and look out for the stalker.
-Get a protective order from authorities.
-And join a support group or shelter for additional help. ADT FOOTAGE
Turning Point recently teamed up with ADT Security systems to fight domestic violence.
On a limited basis the victim's home can receive free security equipment.
They can also wear this security pendant to call police. STAND UP
((ADT officials say this system is easy to operate.
You just press this button here which sends a signal to the monitoring system-- through this transmission equipment and police can arrive with in 3-5 minutes.))
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((DAN BURROUGHS/ADT AREA MANAGER: AND THIS DOES ALLOW THEM TO FEEL LIKE THEY CAN HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL SECURITY IN THEIR HOMES AND AROUND THEIR HOMES.))
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Officials at Turning Point say they want victims to know their service and support has the best price in town-- it's free.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=VMI


The Supreme Court of the United States did NOT hand down a decision today on co-education at Virginia Military Institute.
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News organizations were ready to descend on post in Lexington this morning, in anticipation of the final ruling.
This was to have been the Court's last "opinion day" until October.
But the justices decided- -apparently last week- -to extend the session through the end of the month. So an opinion is still due this week.
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Coming up on News 7 at Six-
Some G-E retirees say they are less than delighted with their pension plans,
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And fighting inmates at Powhatan Correctional Center get caught with a sting Friday.
When we return, we'll take a look at the latest tool in prison security.
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Rubber-Pellets


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Prison Security


It's a blast from the future for Virginia prison inmates.
Friday, the first shell full of rubber pellets was fired from a special shotgun to halt an attack on an inmate.
It marked a new day, when corrections officers finally have more than tear gas to keep the peace.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Maybe its bark is worse than its bite.
It's known affectionately to corrections professionals as the stinger gun -- for the 40 stinging rubber pellets that blast forth in one shot.
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((BUCK ROGERS: ANYTIME THERE'S A THREAT TO LIFE, WHETHER IT BE WITH OUR STAFF, OR WHETHER IT BE TO ANOTHER INMATE, THESE ARE DESIGNED OBVIOUSLY TO STOP WHATEVER SITUATION THAT IS UNTIL WE CAN GET STAFF THERE TO QUELL THE SITUATION.))
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It's the firepower inside prison walls like Powhatan's that corrections director Ron Angelone promised two and half years ago, when George Allen brought him here from Nevada prisons.
A Powhatan Correctional Center officer fired the pellets heard round the prison Friday, when three inmates attacked a fourth.
Regional director Buck Rogers is vague about the danger of such a weapon.
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((SINCE I'VE NEVER BEEN SHOT WITH THESE I REALLY CAN'T SAY. OTHER THAN AN INCIDENT THAT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE THE OTHER DAY. AND IT SEEMED TO HAVE THE EFFECT JUST LIKE REGULAR PELLETS WOULD HAVE.))
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That means stinging welts, according to Rogers, but NOT wounds like hunters' buckshot.
But for those who work everyday with violent criminals, wearing a lethal weapon that could be stolen and used against you is NOT a good idea.
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((CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS AREN'T SAYING WHICH OTHER PRISONS ARE USING THE STINGER GUNS. THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE IS CONSIDERED AN ADVANTAGE IN KEEPING PRISON DISCIPLINE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, POWHATAN COUNTY.))
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Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-41
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Governor Allen is keeping his wheels glued to the road for a second week.
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Allen stopped at Danville Community College this afternoon as part of his statewide "Listening Tour."
The tour is designed to give the Governor a chance to meet voters in communities and towns all across the state.
While at D-C-C-, the Governor fielded questions from students on a variety of topics including education and jobs.
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Last week, the Governor visited Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads region.
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GE-Pensions


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=GE


Some former G- E workers say when it comes to pension plans... officials need to be 'enlightened.'
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About two dozen retirees picketed the Salem plant this morning... one of fifty such demonstrations across the country.
They say their pension plans are underfunded... and haven't been updated in five years.
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((JIM ROBERTSON/IUE RETIREES UNION: AFTER YOU REACH 65, PEOPLE TAKE ON A GOOD BIT OF MEDICATION AND THERE'S ANOTHER THING. AFTER YOU GET 65, GE INSURANCE ONLY COVERS 700 DOLLARS FROM THE HOSPITAL. WE'RE NOT COVERED BY DOCTORS. WE DON'T HAVE ANY COVERAGE FROM DOCTORS, MEDICINE, HOSPITAL OR ANYTHING AT ALL.))
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Robertson says the International Union of Electrical Retirees has a tough time getting its message across to G- E.
That's because General Electric does not recognize it as an actual union... since members don't pay dues.
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The group was formed in 1982... and this is the fourth time members have formed a nationwide demonstration over G- E pension plans.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street today, the stock market started the week on rise.
The DOW gained 12 and a-half points, closing at 57-hundred 18.
Nasdaq was UP seven points.
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Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-49
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The Grand Old Lady welcomed some of the state's loveliest young women this afternoon.
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Contestants in the 76th Miss Virginia Pageant arrived at the Hotel Roanoke... in preparation for this week's event.
Officials hope to avoid any controversy...
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because last year's contest was hardly a thing of beauty.
Andrea Ballangee lost her title after lying on her resume.
That opened the door for Amber Medlin... who called being Miss Virginia a wonderful opportunity.'
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((AMBER MEDLIN/MISS VIRGINIA: THE MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE WAS AFTER I SHARED MY PROGRAM, A LITTLE BOY CAME UP TO ME. HE HAD CEREBRAL PALSY. HE REALLY WANTED TO THANK ME FOR WHAT I WAS DOING. THAT MADE ME FEEL REALLY GOOD INSIDE... THAT I WAS ABLE TO HELP KIDS LIKE THAT. ))
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This year's pageant will have an Olympics theme.
The competition begins Thursday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Rappers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


National stardom is one step closer for a pair of rappers from the Southside.
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Danville natives Timothy "Count-V" Allen and Ivan "The Jazzy" Dailey are in the rap group known as "The Top Dawgs".
The pair recently signed a five year contract with Solar Records in Hollywood, California worth one-point-five million dollars.
Today the two set up at the Stratford Inn in Danville to shoot part of their upcoming music video for M-T-V.
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The music video is expected to hit the airwaves within the next month.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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A busy Monday in sports with upsets at Wimbledon, news contract in Blacksburg, and olympic fencers invading Hollins.
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Plus, Steve Mason checks in from the opening day of George Lynch's annual camp in Roanoke.
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S-Beamer


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

The man who has taken Virginia Tech football into the big time, has been rewarded with a contract that keeps him in charge of the Hokies through the year 2000.
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The new deal give Beamer a five year extension with a base salary of $147, 517 dollars for the first year.
He will also get an additional $113 thousand dollars for his TV and radio shows in 1996.
The new deal also reveals terms of an annuity that will mature by the year 2005 and be worth at least 1 million dollars to Beamer - as long as he stays with the program through that season.
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Beamer also is entitled to a five percent annual raise with the new contract.

S-Hollins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=Olympics


The games in Atlanta are just three weeks away and one Olympic team has chose Roanoke as a training site.
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The U.S. Women's Foil Team will spend this week working out at Hollins college!
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The Team went through two works out today at Hollins. The U.S. is currently ranked third in the world, but has not won a medal in fencing at the games since 1984.
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The team was introduced at a news conference today. Fans can watch open practices tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday, they will hold an exhibition at Tanglewood Mall from 2 to 4.
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S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-12
GRAPHIC=George Lynch


Los Angeles Laker forward George Lynch is back in town this week for his annual basketball camp.
Steve Mason says this year's camp has already been a learning experience for both camper and coach.
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((Most of basketball's future stars are here...the Dennis Rodman's, the Michael Jordan's, the Shawn Kemps and the Charles Barkley's.
But the numbers are down. Only 50 campers have turned out for the former Patrick Henry stars camp. ((:)) Less campers does mean more individual attention, and in his 6th year of running the summer hoops school, Lynch has learned to take advantage opportunities. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The camp has ventured to William Fleming for the first time. Ages range from 6 to 16 and both boys and girls are present. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=tennis


It's been a wild opening day at Wimbledon as many of the top seeds were bumped in the first round.
Leading the list of casualties is third seeded Andre Agassi, sixth seeded Michael Chang and and 8th seeded Jim Courier.
HBO has placed an embargo on us showing you highlights until after eight PM. So, I'll have them for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

S-Horse


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


And finally tonight another interesting moment from the world of horse racing!
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Yesterday at Arlington International Racecourse in Illinois watch the horse on the inside "Lily Cozzene" give the term on the rail new meaning, as the horse turns left and blasts through the wooden rail, throws the jockey and takes off.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=kmc
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Uptown Martinsville is losing a piece of its history.
A furniture store that's been in business for a century is closing its doors.
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Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
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That's right, Keith.
Townes Furniture has been a family- owned operation for about 100 years.
The owners say they've made life- long friends with their second and third- generation customers.
But economic times have changed-- and larger stores are creating more competition for smaller Mom- and- Pop businesses.
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tonight on News 7 at 11. We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports