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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
We'll be assessing the impact of Rubatex' plan to move 300 jobs out of Bedford.
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And a reading of some really BAAAAD writing by someone who knows how not to write. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Radford University hires from within to fill its vacant athletic director's post.
Todd Turner leaves State for Vandy,
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And I'll introduce you to a member of the Roanoke Rush, who is still living his dream of playing football at the age of 38.
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Damaging winds topping 80mph this afternoon accompany severe thunderstorms. Things have settled down a bit this hour.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


Rubatex has released its schedule for letting go nearly 300 employees, and moving their jobs to Arkansas.
The move follows Sunday's vote in which the union narrowly rejected a company plan to improve efficiency at the Bedford plant.
Now, the city of Bedford is preparing to do what it can for those displaced workers.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( If Rubatex goes through with its plan to move part of its operation to Arkansas, the city of Bedford could see several hundred names added to its unemployment rolls.
It's a scenario city officials are preparing themselves for.
Bedford already is working with state and regional officials on job training for the manufacturing industry.
Many displaced Rubatex employees could benefit from that.
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((JAY SCUDDER/BEDFORD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE'LL BE IN A POSITION TO HOPEFULLY WORK WITH REGION 2000 AND ANY TYPES OF TRAINING INITIATIVES THAT WE HAVE AT LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES, SOME SPECIAL PROGRAMS THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED TO HOPEFULLY WORTH WITH WORKERS FROM RUBATEX WITH, IF THERE'S A NEED TO DO THAT.))
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Right now, it appears there will be.
Rubatex officials say the union vote has left them with no choice.
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((According to a letter from Human Resources Director Jerry Kirschke to union president Price Parker, since the union has not requested any further negotiations, Rubatex will begin to move its intrusion operation to Arkansas. The layoffs will begin September 1st, when forty people will be let go and continue every few months until October 1997 when all 287 workers will be gone, some of them who have spent more than 35 years with the company. ))
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There is word that some union members would like to see another vote on the company offer.
Union officials refused to comment. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

Delta-Star


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Delta Star


Union members at Delta Star are voting on a new contract today to see if they can stave off another strike at the Lynchburg manufacturer.
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Employees walked off the job for six weeks in 1993, and their most recent contract expired last week.
Electrical workers turned down Delta Star's latest offer on Sunday by a 43 to 34 vote.
They were dissatisfied with the wage increases for junior employees and changes in work schedules.
A new offer was presented to members late this afternoon.
No word yet on how the vote went.
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Gilmore-Churches


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


State Attorney General Jim Gilmore had some tough talk today for those who commit hate crimes.
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The recent rash of church fires prompted Gilmore to host a summit at Howard University.
Business and religious leaders, as well as state and local law enforcement were in attendance.
Gilmore hopes the conference will provide a more positive image of the south.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S IMPORTANT, AS STATE OFFICIALS, TO COME FORWARD AND MAKE THAT IMPORTANT STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT THE SOUTH IS ALL ABOUT. THIS IS THE NEW SOUTH. WE'RE ADVANCING. WE'RE MOVING AHEAD, AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT CRIMES OF INTOLERANCE AND HATRED ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THE SOUTH. ))
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Suspicious fires have damaged more than 40 black churches over the last year and a half.
Meanwhile President Clinton today named Virginia as one of 12 states which will share in federal money set aside for church fire prevention.
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Via


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


She told Roanoke police she couldn't raise her 2- week- old daughter alone... so she decided to "send her to a better place."
Now, after a 6- month investigation, 28- year- old Veronica Janine Via has been indicted in the fatal beating of her own baby.
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((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: RECENTLY, THE MOTHER GAVE A STATEMENT ADMITTING THAT SHE HAD ABUSED THE CHILD AND BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS DEATH, SO WE PROCEEDED TO TAKE THE CHARGE DIRECTLY TO THE GRAND JURY. ))
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Via has until the end of the week to post a 20- thousand dollar bond.
Otherwise, she must turn herself into authorities.

Stephens


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TAPE#None
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Another murder case has also produced an indictment from the grand jury.
In March of last year... 19- year- old Antoine Leroy Wilkerson was found dead inside a parked car on Northwest Roanoke street.
Wilkerson had been shot several times in the stomach.
20- year- old Terry Wayne Stephens has been charged in the killing.
Authorities say he had been a suspect in the case for some time and new information enabled police to make the arrest.
He's being held in the city jail on 100- thousand dollars bond.

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Still to come on News 7 at Six--they're in the business of building houses, but now Habitat for Humanity has a new place of its own to call home.
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And some parents are having a hard time understanding a decision made by the Pittsylvania County School Board.
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((MARCIA CREWS/PARENT:I NEVER DREAMED IN A MILLION YEARS, I WOULD BE GOING BEFORE THE SCHOOL BOARD AND PLEADING FOR MY CHILD'S EDUCATION. ))
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We'll tell you why board members think their current policies are being abused and what they plan to do about it.
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Habitat


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


A group that helps to provide affordable housing has a new roof over its head.
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Today, Habitat for Humanity dedicated the warehouse and offices it will occupy on Cleveland Avenue in Roanoke.
The new location allows Habitat to bring its staff and volunteers under one roof and store donated building materials for its construction projects.
New River Electrical Corporation donated the 12- thousand square foot building after moving to a new site in Cloverdale.
Habitat officials estimate the value of the company's gift at approximately 200- thousand dollars.
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Daycare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Education


The Pittsylvania County School Board is getting a thumbs down from some parents.
The board is no longer allowing parents to transfer their children to another school simply because the school is located close to where their child care provider lives.
Teresa Hamilton reports, a possible solution isn't gaining much support.
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(( This is not the first time parents have taken issue with an action by the Pittsylvania County School Board.
Board Members were criticized earlier this year for closing Whitmell Elementary.
Board President Robert Neals didn't back down then and he's standing firm on this latest debate.
He says the board decided to limit the number of student transfers because some parents were abusing the policy.
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((ROBERT NEALS/SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SO THAT EVERY SCHOOL WILL, WE HOPE, HAVE AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION. THAT IS PROVIDED, THEY'LL BE ADEQUATE NUMBERS THERE AND ADEQUATE TEACHING STAFF, THERE. ))
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Marcia Crews is upset by the change.
Crews lives in the Chatham area but her baby sitter is in Gretna, so that's where her daughter attends school.
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((MARCIA CREWS/PARENT: IT'S LIKE, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO PICK UP AND MOVE AND IT WOULD JUST BE-- ALL BE REAL SIMPLE IF THEY WOULD LISTEN AND I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN LISTENING TO US. ))
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A possible solution is drawing mixed reviews.
County schools Superintendent Jerry Webb wants to provide before and after school "day-care" at four area elementary schools. end su
Southside, Gretna, Union Hall and Mount Airy elementary are on the list.
But Shari Dudley, who was denied a zone transfer, says the program won't work for everyone.
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((SHARI DUDLEY/PARENT:THE HOURS WOULD BE FROM SIX AM TO SIX PM, MANY OF US DON'T GET OFF WORK UNTIL FIVE OR FIVE THIRTY. IT'S GOING TO A LITTLE HARD TO GET THIS FAR INTO MOUNT AIRY TO PICK OUR CHILDREN UP BY THE SIX O'CLOCK DEADLINE. ))
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Robert Neals says little can be done to change the board's decision regarding transfers.
A public hearing, however, has been scheduled by the County Board of Supervisors to determine if school based child care will become an option. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Family-Services


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Education


A new start for a program aimed at keeping teenagers on the right track.
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Family Services of Roanoke Valley says it will now manage the Teen Outreach Program-- or TOP.
The program focuses on reducing teen pregnancy and truancy.
It also teaches at-risk teens how to resolve conflicts.
But, the program's community outreach activites seems to be the favorite among students.
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((LUCY TORRES/WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS, TEENS TO SHOW THAT WE'RE NOT THE BAD GUYS IN THE COMMUNITY. IT SHOWS WE CAN GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING, GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY.))
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TOP is in 35 cities nationwide.
It started at Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School six years ago.
Back then about 30 students were working in the program.
Next year enrollment is expected to top 100.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
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The stock market lost ground today. The Dow dropped nearly 10 points to finish at 57 hundred 20. NASDAQ lost nearly six points.
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Goshen-Water


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Water Quality


The Town of Goshen's water system finally received a clean bill of health.
In May Goshen was told its water contained higher than acceptable contamination levels.
Rockbridge health authorities said the water system had a high level of fecal coliform, a bacteria that is commonly released from the intestines of humans and animals.
However, Goshen officials tell News Seven today the water was retested last month and is now considered safe.

Town-Hall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=None


Officials in Dublin hope a new town center will help spur retail and commercial growth.
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They broke ground today on a new municipal building to provide better public access to town services.
The facility is going up on one lot at the center, located at the old Burlington Industries site.
Plans for further development are already under way.
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((BENNY KEISTER/DUBLIN MAYOR: THE BANK BUILDING IS ALREADY UP AND WILL OPEN IN AUGUST. WE ARE NEGOTIATING NOW WITH A FIRM TO TURN ONE OF THE OLD BUILDINGS INTO AN OFFICE COMPLEX. SO WE'RE HOPING THAT THE WHOLE THING IS GONNA COME OUT AND BE A REAL BOON FOR THE ECONOMY IN DUBLIN. ))
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The Postal Service is considering a new office next to the town hall.
The center will also include a park with space for special events.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight in sports, We'll meet a 38 year old man trying to make a statement and an impact on the Roanoke Rush,
John Tortarella stays in the AHL, Turner leaves NC State for Vandy,
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and Steve Mason introduces us to the Radford University's new athletic director, who beat out 77 others for the job.
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S-Radford


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


Radford University officially introduced it's new athletic director today.
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Greig Denny is the new hire the Highlanders hope will whip the school's athletic department into better shape in a number of ways. Steve Mason explains.
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S-Turner


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


N.C. State is now in the market for a new athletic director after Todd Turner left the Pack today to take over at Vanderbilt.
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Turner, who many of you will remember as a fixture in the UVa athletic department in the 70s and 80s as an Associate A.D. hopes to take the private school to the top.
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S-Tortarella


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=DAVE ALLISON


Last Thursday, former Virginia Lancers head coach Dave Allison landed back on his feet on the ice as he was named the head coach of the Grand Rapid Griffin in the International Hockey League.
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Today, the most successful Lancers boss John Tortarella signed a one year deal to again coach the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey Leagues.
Torty led the Lancers to the Atlantic Coast Hockey League championship in 1986 in seven games over Mohawk Valley.
He should definitely get a crack at an NHL job in the near future.
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S-France


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports


The yellow jersey of the Tour de France changed hands again today after stage 3.
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German rider Erik Zabel edged out a pack of sprinters to win today's stage. Yesterday's winner Mario Cipollini of Italy was second, while teammate Frederic Moncassin of France captured the overall lead with a third place finish.
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American Lance Armstrong is a minute and five seconds behind in 54th.

S-Rush


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


The Roanoke Rush have about two more weeks of practice before they shop their roster down to the 45 player limit.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00

65 players are still battling for a spot on the team, but one guy who appears to have a spot nailed down is Tim Leavelle. He's the tall wide receiver, who at the age of 38 is old enough to have a son playing for the team.
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((DUKE STRAGER/ROANOKE RUSH HEAD COACH:)) ((TIM LEAVELLE/ROANOKE RUSH RECEIVER:))
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Leavelle played high school football at Franklin County, after graduating in 76 he played three years with the Lynchburg Jaguars and five more with the minor league team in DCTERMS.
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Zoo


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


Ruby the Tiger has been a star attraction at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo, and now there are new additions to the big cat exhibit.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the zoo with more.
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Bad-Writing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=none


She's a Roanoke middle school English teacher, a horrible writer, and proud of it!
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Becky Mushko is the winner of an award honoring deliberately bad writing--presented by San Jose State University.
She won--or perhaps we should say LOST-- in the Western category.
Mushko has been an English teacher for more than 25 years--here's a sample of her "bad" writing.
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((BECKY MUSHKO/WRITER: TEX -- WHO NOW LAY IN A DISHEVELED HEAP IN THE SAGEBRUSH-- PUSHED BACK HIS SWEAT-STAINED STETSON FROM ONE DEEP-SET EYE, SPAT A STREAM OF TOBACCO JUICE AT THE NEAREST CACTUS, AND REFLECTED MOMENTARILY THAT THE MEN APPROACHING HIM WITH ROPES PROBABLY WEREN'T JUST OUT FOR A SKIP... ))
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Mushko says bad writing is just for her own amusement.
She says some of her inspiration for the writings come from grading her students' papers.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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A newly formed organization is promising to hold the Danville police department accountable for its actions.
Founders of a Christian based organization known as "C-PAC" (see-pac) are planning to hold their first news conference, tonight.
The Reverend Thomas Motley says his organization is prepared to back a Danville woman who claims she was mistreated at the hands of several officers.

Anchor=Keith
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on News 7 at 11. We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight