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The news is up next on W-D-B-J- -7.
...with a life sentence for a stalker/killer.
An attorney general preaching protection for churches- -black and white.
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And the little train on Mill Mountain is re-commissioned.
We'll take a ride on the zoo-choo again.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Glenn Robinson quits the Dream Team, the Sixers like Iverson, some kids for racing at New River today,
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and yes, another upset at Wimbledon, as French OPen champ Yevgeny Kafelnikov loses to a Brit.
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WX-Head
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Our weather story over the next few days could not be finer for this time of year. Sunny 80's straight ahead.

Ross


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-37
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A life sentence today for a man who ambushed his ex-wife in her own home.
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Bryant Ross admitted he killed her, but his attorney tried to paint a sympathetic portrait of a remorseful man who simply overreacted to his wife's decision to leave him.
Vickie and Bryant had been separated about a month.
HE did not testify, but said he wanted to address the court before sentence was pronounced.
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((BRYANT ROSS: I'VE ASKED GOD AND VICKIE FOR THEIR FORGIVENESS OF MY SINS FOR WHAT I HAVE DONE. IN MY HEART I KNOW THAT I HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN BY THEM AND THAT MY CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME INNOCENT.))
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One of his in-laws blurted out to Ross in the courtroom: you HAVE no heart.
Friends testified Ross indicated he planned to booby-trap the house, and leave Vickie the "surprise of her life."
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((JUDGE PAT DOHERTY: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION FROM THE EVIDENCE I HEARD THAT YOU TERRORIZED AND STALKED YOUR WIFE, LAID AMBUSH FOR HER.))
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Judge Doherty took note of Ross's own statement to police that Vickie got up after he shot her once and that he shot her again.

L'burg-Baby


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-48
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The woman who sparked a frantic search for a two- week- old baby yesterday remains held without bond on auto theft charges in Lynchburg.
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Police say 30- year- old Beverly Renee Wade stole this Ford Escort station wagon before wrecking it on the Route 501 Expressway Monday.
Just minutes earlier, police were called to the home where Wade had been staying, after a phone tip that she may have harmed her newborn baby.
NOW authorities say they don't know whether Wade even gave birth to a child.
She's not talking and there are no hospital records to corroborate her claim.
The case remains under investigation.
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Zoning-Board


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


A simple request for more parking spaces has residents of a Lynchburg neighborhood split along racial lines.
The new Sassy's restaurant got its extra parking today, but some neighbors fear crime and violence will soon follow.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Royston Jester/Zoning Board Member; :31
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(( Ordinarily when a vacant building is renovated and turned into a new business, people cheer.
Not so with Sassy's Restaurant and Lounge, now occupying the old Trailways bus station on Fifth Street.
To accommodate bigger crowds, Sassy's asked the city to rezone this parking lot behind the restaurant, making all 87 spaces available to its customers.
The zoning board couldn't help but draw comparisons to the Glass House.. another restaurant that was granted a variance, and that has been the scene of two murders in the last five months.
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((ROYSTON JESTER/ZONING BOARD MEMBER: AND SO USING THE GLASS HOUSE AS AN EXAMPLE, DOES THAT CONCERN YOU THAT SASSY'S COULD BECOME LIKE THE GLASS HOUSE?))
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((WILLIE MAE DATES/SASSY'S OWNER: PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THERE'S GOING TO BE PROBLEMS, THERE'S GOING TO BE VIOLENCE, THERE'S GOING TO BE THIS. IS IT GOING TO BE THAT BECAUSE IT'S A BLACK- OWNED BUSINESS? OR JUST BECAUSE THEY SEE 250 BLACK PEOPLE GATHERING AND THERE HAS TO BE PROBLEMS.))
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Opponents say race has nothing to do with it.
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((PAUL BARRINGER/OPPONENT: BUT I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BOTH BLACK AND WHITE, IS OPPOSED TO WHAT'S PLANNED AT 510 FIFTH STREET.))
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But the zoning board voted unanimously to grant the parking variance, and to give Sassy's a chance to prove itself.
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((Even with this victory, the battle is really only half over. In about four weeks, Sassy's will petition the ABC board for a liquor license, a move that almost certainly will meet with even more local opposition. Whether they get the license or not, Sassy's has exactly one year from this date to prove they can be a good neighbor to this community.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Gilmore


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


In the past 18 months, nearly 40 southern black churches have burned down... including two here in the Commonwealth.
State Attorney General Jim Gilmore has already vowed to oversee an intense investigation.
Today he made another promise.
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Quoting scriptures at the Baptist General Convention at the Hotel Roanoke... Gilmore said his office would help rebuild state churches lost to hate crimes.
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((JIM GILMORE/STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: ANY BLACK CHURCH OR ANY OTHER CHURCH, OR ANY SYNAGOGUE OR ANY WHITE CHURCH THAT IS ATTACKED BY THE ENEMIES OF THE LORD... WE WILL RISE UP OUT OF THOSE ASHES LIKE A PHOENIX. WE WILL STEP FORWARD. WE WILL WAIT ON THE LORD AND WE WILL MOUNT UP ON THE WINGS LIKE EAGLES. WE WILL WALK AND WILL NOT BE WEARY. WE WILL RUN AND NOT BE FAINT. ))
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Gilmore invited members of the conference to attend the Southern Attorneys General meeting next month in Washington.
The meeting will focus on the recent church burnings.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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When News 7 at Six returns- railroad officials tell lawmakers not to plan on additional passenger service in Southwest and Central Virginia,
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but that's not the case at the Mill Mountain Zoo where after a two year absence the Zoo Choo is riding the rails again.
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senate-financing


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-40
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The message from Norfolk Southern to state lawmakers is clear: passenger rail service to southwest and southside Virginia is NOT possible.
That's where the Senate finance committee started negotiations today.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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Zoo-Choo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


Officials at Mill Mountain Zoo are glad to be back in the train business.
After more than two years of waiting the Zoo Choo is accepting passengers once again.
Ron Jones reports.
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((It's all aboard-- the Zoo Choo!
The Mill Mountain Zoo and the Roanoke Jaycee officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to re-commission the miniature train. FILE FOOTAGE
In 1994 it was put out of service after it derailed and more than a dozen people were injured.
Most suffered minor injuries, but one man was hospitalized. TODAY
But the past was quickly forgotten after more than a dozen young boys and girls from the summer Zoo Camp climbed aboard. NAT SOUND 10:28:25 BELL RINGING
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After the ringing of the official bell, the Zoo Choo was back on track.
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((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO EXEC. DIR.: THE KIDS REALLY MISSED IT. IT'S BEEN PART OF THE ZOO SINCE THE EARLY FIFTIES AND IT STOPPED RUNNING ON JULY OF 94. SO IT'S BEEN A MISSING ELEMENT OF THE ZOO. SO WE'RE JUST REAL EXCITED TO HAVE IT BACK AS A PIECE OF THE ZOO VISIT AND PARTICULARLY FOR THE KIDS.))
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Chuck Doane, the trains official engineer, was glad to be at helm.
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((CHUCK DOANE/ZOO CHOO ENGINEER: I WAS PRETTY EXCITING TODAY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME WITH THE TRAINS. SO WE'VE GOT IT UP GOT IT GOING. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT. FOR IT GOING TO BE A FUN RIDE FOR THE KIDS.))
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TUNNEL SHOT
After the accident train officials always felt there was light at the end of the tunnel-- the little engine that could-- is doing it again.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Allen


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


Governor Allen continued his listening tour today with a dedication of the Magnolia Mills plant near Hillsville.
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The yarn- maker is a subsidiary of North Carolina- based Parkdale Mills.
Governor Allen says the fully- automated, state- of-the-art plant is just the type Virginia needs to compete.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO IN INNOVATING AND IMPROVING IS WORK SMARTER. USE OUR TECHNOLOGY, USE OUR BRAIN SO THAT THERE ISN'T THE INEFFICIENCIES OF THE OLD WAYS OF DOING THINGS. ))
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Magnolia is the size of five football fields and employs 160 people.
The company expects to grow even larger.
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((ANDY WARLICK/PARKDALE MILLS PRES.: WE BUILT THIS PLANT FOR EXPANSION, THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE LOT GRADED IN THE BACK AND WE ALSO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE TO HANDLE THE DOUBLING OF OUR CAPACITY. ))
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Warlick says future expansion will depend on market demand.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street today stocks closed mixed.
The Dow gained a point, closing at 57-hundred-19.
NASDAQ lost ten points.
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Murder-Arrest


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TAPE#96-50
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The suspect in Roanoke's latest murder was arrested late this afternoon in North Carolina.
Roanoke police say Aquila (uh-KILL-ee-uh) Barnett was apprehended at the home of a family member in Charlotte.
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Barnett is accused of shooting 23- year- old Robin A. Williams early Saturday morning.
A relative of Barnett apparently contacted Charlotte police, and he was taken into custody without incident.
Authorities also found the stolen car they believe Barnett drove to Charlotte, and they will examine a shotgun found nearby to determine if it was the murder weapon.
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Franklin-Principal


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-42
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A Franklin County family that lost its home to fire will soon be moving into a new one.
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The fire happened last year as the family was vacationing at Walt Disney World.
Faulty wiring ignited the blaze.
Franklin County High School principal Benny Gibson and his family lost almost everything.
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((BENNY GIBSON/FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; MY WIFE AND I WENT DOWN AND THERE WERE BASICALLY TWO CHIMNEYS LEFT STANDING. NO ROOMS. NO FLOORS. NO WALLS, OR ANYTHING. AND, THAT WAS A SHOCK.))
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Soon after the fire, friends, teachers and students helped the family out.
They donated food, money and clothing.
And, now thanks to that help the Gibsons are building a new home.
It's scheduled to be completed later this summer.
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Tech-Car


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=VPI (TECH)


A team of students at Virginia Tech may have engineered the type of car we'll drive in the future.
The team's hybrid electric vehicle has won the Future Car Challenge.
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General Motors donated a Chevy Lumina to the Tech team.
The national competition challenged students to convert a family- sized sedan into a low-fuel vehicle, without sacrificing comfort, safety, affordability and consumer acceptability.
The cars had to be capable of mass production by 2007.
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The competition was sponsored by the Department of Energy and a council of the "Big Three" automakers.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight in sports, lots of hoopla including a Dream Team member quits the team, an offer to buy the Hornets, and a former area coach getting a job at Maryland.
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Plus, Steve Mason and photographer Rob Monroe check in from the New River Valley Speedway where some unique racing took place this morning.
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S-Robinson


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


A member of the 1996 Olympic Dream Team in men's basketball has QUIT the team for injury reasons.
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Glenn Robinson, who already was the most questionable selection on the team, is backing out because of an achilles problem.
Robinson averaged 20 points this past season and played in all 82.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The most likely replacement on the Dream team is Shawn Kemp, who starred in the NBA finals for the Sonics.

S-Iverson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


The NBA draft is set for tomorrow night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, and the 76ers are expected to take Allan Iverson with the first pick.
Earlier today the Hampton native defended the group of underclassmen who have entered the draft early this year.
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((ALLEN IVERSON/POSSIBLE NUMBER ONE PICK:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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One other draft note tonight out of Charlotte says the Hornets may be interested in trading Larry Johnson to Portland for Chris Dudley, Gary Trent and the Blazers number one pick.

S-Hornets


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


The Hornets are trying to rev up excitement for a new coliseum, and they almost got the queen city's biggest motor head to lead their cheers.
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Bruton Smith, the owner of the Charlotte, Atlanta, Texas and Bristol Motor Speedways offered to buy the team for a reported $150 million dollars.
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Current owner George Shinn paid just $32 million for the team in 1988.
Shinn says he won't rule out another offer in the near future from Smith, but right now he's just not looking to sell the team.
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S-Dickerson


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


Former Radford University assistant men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson is continuing his upward mobility this summer.
Back on May 3rd he accepted an assistant's position at Marshall, only to find out a couple of week's later he was in the running for a bigger job at his alma mater, the University of Maryland.
Dickerson will officially be named one of Gary Williams assistants tomorrow.

S-River


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=New River Valley Speedway


The new River Valley Speedway, a few of it's drivers and some special handicapped kids team up in Radford today.
Steve Mason has the successful racing results.
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


Day number at Wimbledon and yes the upsets continue to happen.
Yesterday three of the top men's seeds including Andre Agassi were upset,
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and another top seed bites the dust. Fifth seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the reigning French Open champion lost in five sets to Britain's Tim Henman 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, and 7-5.
Five of the top eight seeds have now lost in the opening round. That has never happened before.
On the women's side, top seeded Steffi Graf had an easy time with Ludmila Richterova trouncing her in straight sets 6-4 and 6-1.
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Jana Novotna, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Mary Joe Fernandez and Lindsey Davenport also advanced with wins.
Mark Rosset and Cedric Pioline also won first round matches today. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-87/71/99/1952/49/1979/83/64/53/NW-12mph/29.95/r;