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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Len
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VO-NAT


Next on News Seven at Six-- gunfire erupts outside a Roanoke motel this morning, leaving one man dead.
And a woman is suing this Hardees restaurant in Salem.
She claims she bit into a biscuit that had a ROACH in it.
Anchor=Len
SS=None


Also an Amherst County accident leaves more than a dozen people injured.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Pete Sampras is upset at Wimbledon a rainy day at Daytona for Pepsi 400 qualifying.
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VO-NAT ENG#


But Bill Elliott will make his return to racing this weekend at Daytona.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Clear and very chilly conditions will prevail overnight, with lows reaching near record levels in some locations. I'll have all the details from the News 7 Weather Center.

Amherst-Ax


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Good evening I'm Len Besthoff. Keith Humphry has the night off.
A van full of teenagers wrecked in Amherst County this afternoon, killing one person and injuring 14 others.
The accident happened about four o'clock, on Route 635 near Pedlar Mills, two miles north of Route 130.
The van was carrying several young people in the Job Corps program, on a recreational outing.
State police say the vehicle ran off the road on a sharp curve, went down an embankment and landed upside down in a small creek.
No word on what may have caused the accident.
Rescue squads from Lynchburg, Amherst and Bedford County responded.
Route 635 is blocked in both directions and authorities say it will be that way for some time.

Wiley


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A fight at a Roanoke motel led to a fatal shooting there this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Jesse Darnell Ferguson was shot and killed outside of the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.
Police have charged 22- year- old Cepada Renaldo Wiley with murder.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=Shooting


Witnesses told police the victim was fighting with Wiley's brother when Wiley arrived at the motel and fired the fatal shots.
Wiley waited for police and turned himself in. He's being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

NRV-4th


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=4th July


It's Independence Day, a time of reflection and recreation for people all across America.
In the New River Valley, picture perfect weather provided a fitting backdrop for celebrating freedom.
Tracy Altizer checked out some of the events and has this report.
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In downtown Blacksburg, hundreds lined South Main Street for the annual Fourth of July parade.
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((SHANKAR GANESAN/PARADE-GOER: MY KIDS ARE ENJOYING IT, SHE'S REALLY INTO IT, SO WE'RE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME. ))
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And amid all the music and all the marchers, on this day Old Glory claimed center stage.
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((PAULA CASTEEL/PARADE-GOER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. MY FATHER WAS IN THE MILITARY AND HE TAUGHT US EARLY ON HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE PATRIOTIC, SO WE'RE GLAD TO BE HERE. ))
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((ALL LINK TO THE MIDDLE WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER, WOO-HOO. ))
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In Radford, Bissett Park was the place for frolic, fun, and of course plenty of food.
Here, the free and the BRAVE took to the water for the annual river raft race,
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where "AS LONG AS IT FLOATS" could've been the motto of the day.
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((KEITH PITZER/THERMASTEEL: PHOTON TORPEDOES, WARP SPEED, WARP ENGINES ALL OVER THE PLACE. ))
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In Pulaski, participation in the national "Let Freedom Ring" celebration put perspective on day's significance.
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((TOM HAWLEY/V.F.W. POST 1184: IT'S THE START OF OUR REPUBLIC AND IT'S SOMETHING A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED FOR TO KEEP IT GOING. AND IT FEEL THAT IT'S A PROPER DAY TO TAKE YOUR HAT OFF AND THANK GOD YOU'RE AN AMERICAN. ))
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Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Hardee's


ANCHOR=len
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#596-22
GRAPHIC=Hardees


25 thousand dollars-- that's what a Salem woman wants a local restaurant to pay her after she found an insect in her food.
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VO-NAT
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The incident happened about two months ago at the Hardee's restaurant on Electric Avenue in Salem.
Patricia Artz (ARTS) said she was eating a breakfast biscuit when she bit into part of a roach.
She said she confronted a worker at the restaurant and was not pleased with his attitude.
That's when she said she decided to file a lawsuit.
This is the same Hardee's that was closed about a week ago for an unrelated health code violation.
Health department officials said one or more workers at the restaurant contracted salmonella.
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Farming


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Farming


Farmers have had their troubles over the last several years.
Many have been forced out of business.
And programs which have the government paying farmers not to grow certain crops have been criticized. But a new federal program is actually making some farmers feel a little more secure about their future.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin has more.
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The land.
The farming tradition.
It's been part of the Etzler family for three generations.
It's a way of life George Etzler doesn't want to change.
So to secure that way of life he signed-up for a subsidies program.
It provides guaranteed payments from the federal government that he needs.
And, the farming flexibility he wants.
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((GEORGE ETZLER/FARMER: THIS NEW PROGRAM SORT OF SUITS ME JUST FINE BECAUSE I'LL BE ABLE TO PLANT MORE THAT I SEE FIT INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO BY REGULATIONS.))
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Program payments are based on a farmer's current acreage basis.
Each farmers can receive up to 40 thousand dollars a year....and the money is guaranteed for seven years.
Eligibility for the program is broad but there is one restriction.
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((FRYDA POWELL/FARM SERVICE AGENCY; THE RESTRICTION OF COURSE WOULD BE THAT FOR HIGHLY ERODABLE LAND, YOU DO NOT WANT TO PLANT THE CROP ON HIGHLY ERODABLE LAND UNLESS YOU HAVE A FARM PLAN. AND, THE FARM PLAN IN A SENSE WILL DICATATE WHETHER THAT CROP WILL BE PLANTED THIS YEAR OR HAS TO BE IN GRASS.))
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Unlike past federal programs, farmers don't have to set aside land to cut back on their planting.
But, so far only 50 percent of Virginia's farmers have signed up for the program.
That's 30 percent lower than expected.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTER; JULY TWELFTH IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR THE PROGRAM AND FARMERS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS IS A ONE-TIME SIGN-UP MEANING THERE'S NO SECOND CHANCE FOR LATE-COMERS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
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ANCHOR=Len
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Farmers can sign-up for the program at their local Farming Service Agency.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Len
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-
We'll take a look at the special effects work of a local movie director,
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VO-NAT


And if you're a parent who spends a lot on new school clothes every fall,
you might be interested in the track one area school is taking---mandatory

student uniforms. We'll have that story but first let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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School-Uniforms


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Peer pressure can create serious problems for students-- experts contend when children are overly concerned with "fitting in" they are less likely to do well in school.
Teresa Hamilton reports, a Danville Middle School is hoping to eliminate one source of student rivalry by adopting a uniform dress code.
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(( Students attending Westwood Middle School in Danville will take a different approach when shopping for back to school clothes, this fall.
Instead of zeroing in on designer clothes and expensive tennis shoes, a uniform dress code will dictate what they wear.
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((ANGELA PRINGLE/WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I DON'T THINK THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS, HOW, WHAT THE CHILDREN GO THROUGH. THEY COME INTO THE SCHOOL AND SOMEONE CONFRONTS THEM, HARASSES THEM, PICKS ON THEM ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE WEARING AND THEY, IN TURN, ARE GOING TO CONFRONT THAT INDIVIDUAL AND THEN IT GOES ON ALL DAY LONG. ))
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The uniform dress code does allow for some flexibility.
Students must wear cotton twill pants, shorts or skirts-- but they have a choice of colors.
The uniform dress code also calls for a limit on jewelry.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: THIS MAY BE SIMPLY THE PRICE THAT WE HAVE TO PAY IN ORDER TO GET MATTERS BACK UNDER CONTROL AGAIN AND GET OUR ACADEMIC STANDARDS UP.))
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Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker favors school uniforms.
He says uniforms not only decrease violence and theft but also instill discipline.
According to the U-S Department of Education-- student behavior at Ruffner Middle School in Norfolk has improved. Fighting is down 38- percent.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: IF YOU CAN'T SHOW THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN PLACE, THERE ARE AN AWFUL LOT, OF SAY, PROSPECTIVE INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE THINK ABOUT RELOCATING HERE THAT WILL HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS. SO, FRANKLY WE'VE GOT A LOADED GUN ON US, WE'VE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. ))
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Halifax County does have a dress code, but Greenbacker would like to see a stricter policy-- similar to the one at Westwood Middle school. The program there will be monitored closely this fall, but school officials won't determine its effectiveness for three years. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Movie


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=None


While western Virginia is preparing for a feast of fireworks later tonight, members of a film crew were creating some of their own this afternoon in Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Mike McGee filmed the science fiction feature Sentinel Two Thousand- 99 in the Roanoke Valley, and he is now at work on the sequel, Dark Redemption.
He's using miniatures for most of his special effects, and today he and his crew blew up a building while the cameras rolled.
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((MIKE MCGEE/DIRECTOR: THEY'R THE DYNAMICS OF THE FILM. MOST PEOPLE TODAY, YOU SEE TERMINATOR TWO OR INDEPENDENCE DAY, THEY EXPECT THE BIG EXPLOSION, THE BIG BANG, SO THEY'RE INTEGRAL TO THE FILM'S SUCCESS, I'D SAY.))
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=None


McGee plans a casting call in a couple of weeks, and full production will begin in September.
He hopes Dark Redemption will reach a video store near you early next year.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=NONE


The stock market is closed for the holiday.
Coming up on News 7 at Six---


A look at the sights and sounds of Independence Day 19-96,
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And we'll meet a woman who hasn't let a disability keep her from molding her art.
We'll have that story and more when we return.
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Stone-Sculptor


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=None


Carving, chipping, sanding, polishing. What sounds like hard work is what makes the world go 'round for Blacksburg artist Darcy Meeker. Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( For Darcy Meeker, sculpting rocks is not just a vocation, it's a lifeline.
A science writer and professor for 25 years, Meeker left academia when she began discovering her hidden talent six years ago.
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((DARCY MEEKER/STONE SCULPTOR: AND I STARTED GETTING, MY HANDS WERE HUNGRY. AND I DIDN'T KNOW IT, BUT I WAS GETTING SICK. ))
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Meeker has a form of muscular dystrophy.
It's weakened her hands so she can no longer make a fist, but she's not about to put down her tools.
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((I HAVE TO GET SOMEONE ELSE TO OPEN BOTTLES FOR ME AND STUFF ALL THE TIME. BUT I CAN CARVE. 23:48:45AND IT'S HOW I BE WELL. WHEN I'M CARVING I'M WELL.))
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((DARCY MEEKER/STONE SCULPTOR: WHEN I'M WORKING WITH THAT WHITE ALABASTER FROM ITALY, IT'S THE SAME PLACE THAT MICHELANGELO'S MARBLE CAME FROM, I'M JUST FILLED WITH THIS LIGHT. ))
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At a recent workshopMeeker shared the light and her creative energies.
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((THE LIGHT'S GONNA SHINE THROUGH AND IT'S GONNA BE REALLY PRETTY. ))
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((SETH PHELPS/SCULPTING STUDENT: IT LETS YOU SORT OF FREE YOUR MIND. YOU DON'T HAVE TO REALLY THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE. ))
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((HERBERT MILLER/SCULPTING STUDENT: NOW THAT I'M RETIRED IT'S A DELIGHTFUL WAY TO GET LOST.))
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Meeker has collected rocks abroad, and sculpted with artists from Holland and Zimbabwe.
Teaching the art in Blacksburg keeps the energy close to home.
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((CARVING IS A GREAT SPACE TO BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. 23:50:09TO BE AROUND THAT ENERGY IN EACH OTHER, THE ENERGY CREATES MORE ENERGY. ))
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And that's what it takes, she says, to bring the many faces of life ALIVE in stone. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And in sports, Bill Elliott is back in a race car at Daytona the Brewers and Yankees had an afternoon showdown in the Big Apple.
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VO-NAT ENG#


and Steve Mason checks in with a story on an A-A-U basketball team getting ready for the Nationals.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=Daytona 500 Logo


The Winston Cup Drivers were back in Daytona today for qualifying for the Pepsi Cola 400.
And Bill Elliott is back. Elliott practiced yesterday, the first time he's been in a race car since being injured in a crash April 28-th.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=NONE


The rains postponed qualifying until tomorrow morning at 9. Jeff Gordon was the fastest of nine cars that got on the track today.
He turned in a speed of 188 point 869 almost two miles an hour faster than Darrell Waltrip who qualified second.
Now lets take a look at how the 9 cars qualified.
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Bradberry
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S-Wimbledon


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


Its rained off and on at Wimbledon today but top seeded Pete Sampras has been upset in the quarterfinals of the Tournament.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon/NBC SPORTS; :


The three time defending champion was ousted by Dutchman Richard Krajieck 7-5, 7-6, 6-4 in a match that was carried over from yesterday.
When play resumed today Krajieck led 2 sets to none and the two were tied 1 to 1 in the third set. Krakicek was never broken in the match he served up six aces today to bring his total to 29 for the match. He lost only two points.
Meantime on the women's side. fourth seeded Arzntxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain defeated unseeded Meredith McGrath of the United States 6-2, 6-1.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=NONE


Third seeded Todd Martin of the United States also advanced with a straight set win over Tim Henman.

S-Yankees


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


Andy Pettitte became the american Leagues first 13 game winner this afternoon as the Yankees beat the Brewers 4 to 1.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/WTMJ; :


The Flags flying high on Independence Day in the Big Apple.
In the top of the first John Jaha hits this double to right center field Fernando Vina rounds the bases to score and the Brewers led 1 to nothing.
The Yankees come back in their half of the first. Paul O'Neil gets all of this Scott Karl pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer to tie it at 1.
The Yankees sealed the win in the SUPER=35-New
York/==4/Milwaukee/==1;sixth Derek Jeter sends a shot over the left field wall

for a solo homer and the Yankees beat the Brewers today 4 to 1.
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S-Hawks


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=AAU Logo


The Roanoke Hawks AAU 16 and under boys basketball team is gearing up for next weeks national tournament in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Steve Mason has the team's progress report.
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Photo-Essay


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=4th July


And we'll close tonight with one more look at the fun and festivity of this holiday, courtesy of photographer Mark Hollandsworth. Have a good night.
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