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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Charges a filed in a fatal accident involving a job corps van.
We'll show you one man's plans for reviving Mill Mountain's incline railroad.
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VO-NAT


And a hiker with an internet following.
The Appalachian Trail gives up its secrets on the world-wide web. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Botetourt's Sara Hicks commits to Tech, Steffi advances to the finals at Wimbledon.
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And Gordon hangs on to win the pole for the Firecracker. We'll run down the entire 42 car field later in sports.
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WX-Head
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Warming up this weekend but it still looks dry. And Bertha is working hard in the tropical Atlantic. Details just ahead.

Amherst-Ax


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


The driver of a Job Corps van that crashed in Amherst County yesterday will face a reckless driving charge, and possibly more serious charges.
One person died, twelve others were injured in that accident.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( The flag at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center flew at half- staff today, as counselors and students began the slow recovery from yesterday's tragic accident.
Two vanloads of Job Corps students were on a scenic outing, when one of the vehicles ran off the road near Pedlar Mills in Amherst County.
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((ROY WOOD/OLD DOMINION JOB CORPS: SOME OF THE STUDENTS HAD ONLY BEEN HERE A WEEK OR TWO AND BASICALLY WE TRY TO GIVE THEM A RECREATIONAL OUTING SO THEY DON'T SO MUCH HAVE TO BE RIGHT IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, SO THE GOALS AND INTENTIONS OF THAT TRIP WAS TO CARRY THEM OUT AND THEY'D GO ON A LITTLE HIKING TRIP AND THAT TYPE THING. ))
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They never reached their destination.
20- year- old Lionel Miller was killed, twelve of his fellow students were injured when the van went down an embankment and flipped over.
Rescue crews spent more than an hour getting everyone out and sent on to the hospital.
Youths come to the Job Corps center from across the state to finish their high school education and learn a trade.
It's a close- knit community, and students are helping each other cope.
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((WOOD: IN A SITUATION LIKE HIS WHEN YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT'S INSTANTANEOUS AND YOU'RE RIGHT THERE WHEN IT HAPPENS, YOU WITNESS IT AND YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ANY CLOSER TO THAT KIND OF VIOLENT ACTION LIKE THIS, NO CLOSER THAN A T-V, THE REALISM OF IT COMES RIGHT THERE AND YOU HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO GO BUT TO DEAL WITH IT. ))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Nonw


The van driver, 35- year- old Harry Johnson, told police he was traveling about 35 or 40 miles an hour when the crash occurred.
Police say skid marks at the scene indicate the actual speed was well above that, and the van was moving too fast for conditions.

Honda-Thefts


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JMC
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke police think they've caught the man behind a series of Honda car thefts.
18-year-old Davie Wayne Elkins of Williamson Road is charged with stealing four of the cars in May. A total of 15 Accords and Civics were stolen over a six week period in Roanoke.
Police say Elkins may also face additional charges, along with a second suspect.
Elkins was arrested two days ago near his home, after a brief chase on foot.

VA-Daycare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


The now defunct Virginia Council On Day Care and Early Childhood Program is facing public scrutiny.
The council was responsible for improving child care programs in the state.
Before the agency was dissolved it hired an attorney to review procedures, including its accounting practices.
Salem resident, Mary Ellen Verdu, headed the council from 1992 to '94.
She says she has yet to see the report, but others have told her it contains allegations of bid rigging for contracts.
Verdu says those charges are ludicrous and unfounded.

Female-Jailers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=None


It's a first for the Halifax County jail.
The county has hired not one but TWO female jailers.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the new hires may actually translate to a savings for the county.
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(( Natina Scott and Princetta Williams are still learning the ropes but are confident they have what it takes to go up against EVEN the toughest prisoners.
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((NATINA SCOTT/HALIFAX CO. JAILER:I'VE GROWN UP IN A LARGE FAMILY SO I'M USED TO BEING AROUND MEN AND I'M USED TO BEING AROUND WOMEN. AND, I'VE SEEN ALL KINDS OF SITUATIONS SO HANDLING INMATES SEEMS LIKE AN EASY TASK. ))
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Princetta Williams is equally confident. nat sound
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((FIRST THING WE'RE GOING TO DO IS OBTAIN A FINGERPRINT CARD. ))
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The first week on the job has been busy but also fun.
Williams earned a bachelors degree from Virginia State University.
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((PRINCETTA WILLIAMS/HALIFAX CO. JAILER: WHEN I MAJORED IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THEY TAUGHT US ABOUT THE FEMALES AND THE MALES AND HOW TO HANDLE THEM. ))
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:TO MY KNOWLEDGE WE'VE NEVER HAD A FEMALE JAILER. ))
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It may be a first-- but Sheriff Jeff Oakes is more excited by the economic benefits.
When transporting a female prisoner, two male jailers must be present.
Yet, in the same situation, a female jailer, can travel solo.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:VERY OFTEN, WE WOULD HAVE TO SEND TWO MEN TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO PICK UP A PRISONER, BRING HER BACK TO COURT, THEN TAKE HER BACK TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND THEN RUN INTO OVERTIME, IT'S JUST A NIGHTMARE TO WORK OUT THE MAN POWER AND OVERTIME. ))
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Halifax County has also hired a new male jailer.
The state is picking up the tab for all three to help the county cope with its growing jail population. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--a search on the Internet leads to a family reunion in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT


And could the Mill Mountain Incline be making a comeback? It's been nearly 70 years but a college student has plans he hopes will speed up the return of tram service.
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Averett-Haymount


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=None


Averett College may be branching out in Virginia.
The school is reportedly proposing a campus that would be built in Caroline County-- as part of a planned community at Haymount.
College officials are said to be discussing the proposal with Haymount developers but have made no official comment.
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VO-NAT
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If the plan is approved the Haymount campus would become Averett's second largest, after its Danville location.
The new school would be built on about 50- acres of land northwest of the main Haymount development.
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Incline


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


A former Virginia Tech student wants to turn a school project into reality.
Intern Architect Darren Hannabas designed a new Mill Mountain tram system for his final project.
Now the Roanoke native is hoping to recreate a bit of the past.
Denise Allen has the story.
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((The Mill Mountain Incline started climbing the mountain in 1910.
Even though the tram hasn't operated in nearly 70 years the path it took is still visible.
Roanoke native, Darren Hannabas, wants to bring back a little of the past.
But he says his enclosed ski-lift would not scar the mountain. No trees would be cut down to create a path.
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((DARREN HANNABAS/INTERN ARCHITECT: IT'S ACTUALLY UTILIZING THE TREE CANOPY, YOU CAN CARVE AND SCULPT OUT PART OF IT AND LEAVE THE REST OF IT. I THINK THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE IT.))
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His plans also include the renovation of the old Virginia train station.
And as a part of his final architecture project at Virginia Tech Hannabas designed a new tram station which would actually stand on top of the existing railroad building.
He says city officials are interested and have made suggestions.
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((HANNABAS: HE SUGGESTED A ROUTE THAT COMES FROM THE VIRGINIA STATION, PARALLELS THE RIVER AND THEN SOMEHOW MAKES ITS WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN.))
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Hannabas says travelers would then get off the tram somewhere between the star and the Mill Mountain Zoo.
Recently the city council entertained the idea of resurrecting the incline.
The Capital Improvements Program is looking into the idea.
Hannabas says for any project to be a success it's going to take both public and private money.
He hopes a new incline will be reaching for the star within the next ten years.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Science-Camp


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


Conducting scientific experiments may not be your idea of summer fun, but it is for 34 students in science camp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ferrum College/Franklin Co.;


They performed experiments with maple leaves.
And, it wasn't just kid stuff.
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((CAROLYN THOMAS/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; EVERYTHING IN THE FOOD WEB OF A STREAM EVEN TO THE RAINBOW TROUT WE LIKE TO EAT AND FISH FOR STARTS WITH THE LEAVES. AND THE TROUT EAT THE INSECTS WHICH EAT THE LEAVES. SO THE WHOLE BASIS OF THE MOUNTAIN ECOLOGY IS THE LEAVES THAT FALL IN THERE EVERY AUTUMN. ))
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Students studied the decomposition of the leaves after exposing them to various chemicals.
This is the fifth year for the camp.
It's part of the National Scholars Program which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
In addition to scientific training students also got a taste of life on a college campus.
They lived in dorms and- -perhaps the biggest adjustment- -went without television for three weeks.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wall Street had an abbreviated trading session today because of the holiday weekend. The Dow plunged 115 points after the Labor Department reported unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since 1990.
NASDAQ dropped 23 points.
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AT-Hiker


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=None


Waldo Jaquith (JAY-kwith) isn't alone on his two- thousand mile hike this summer.
The 17- year- old from Albemarle County has made more than a few friends on the Appalachian trail and more than a few thousand on line.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((The first week of July finds Waldo Jaquith making his way through western Virginia.
Though he still has more than one thousand miles to Mount Katahdin in Maine, several thousand people have followed his footsteps on the internet.
Jaquith is posting entries to his journal, and trading e-mail on the website he's titled... Waldo Takes a Walk.
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His hike into Troutville did not include the laptop computer and digital camera he started with in Georgia.
The original computer and a replacement couldn't stand the punishment inside his pack.
But he's expecting a replacement soon, and promising more updates on line.
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On the Appalachian trail and the Internet, Jaquith carries an environmental message and a focus on the importance of preserving public space.
By the middle of October he hopes to be taking the final steps of his two thousand mile journey.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))
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PINNACLE PAGE
For those of you who want to access Waldo's site on the World Wide Web, here is his internet address.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Gordon hangs tough and hangs onto the pole, we'll run down the starting lineup for tomorrow's Firecracker 400.
Plus Steffi moves on to the finals, again.
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And one of the area's top high school basketball stars has made a verbal committment to Virginia Tech.
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=daytona


The rain moved out Daytona this morning allowing qualifying for tomorrow's Pepsi Firecracker 400 to finally be completed a day late.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00


Jeff Gordon was one of just 9 drivers to get through time trials yesterday before the rains came.
He decided to stand on his time and it paid off as he picks up his first pole at Daytona with a speed of 188 point 869.
Now here's the entire starting grid.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
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Mayfield/25/Ricky Craven
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Bradberry/30/Greg Sacks
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Dallenbach
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S-Boston


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=Daytona


The 2nd half of the season is a fresh start of sorts, but the incredible pressure is the same.
SS=South Boston


Steve Mason caught up with a few drivers at South Boston Speedway and found out they can relax..at least for a little while!.
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((let me set the stage. It's Wednesday evening, The Winston Cup drivers will qualify in less than 24 hours, practice is about 14 hours away and these 4 drivers have to travel aproxamatley 800 miles to get to Daytona.
But Ernie Irvan, Jeremy Mayfield,Kenny Wallace and Michael Waltrip spent the hours before Daytona racing late model stock cars in South Boston Speedway's inaugural Renegades race of Champions. ((:)) ((:))
The drivers also spend about 2 hours with the fans, giving their hands a work out. ((STEVE MASON:)) Before we could get a comment about the Pepsi 400, Michael Waltrip tried his hand at sportscasting..at the expense of this sports reporter... ((MICHAEL WALTRIP/15TH IN WINSTON CUP POINTS:))
Not bad for a first try. Thanks, Michael, Now what about the Pepsi 400? ((:)) ((:))
IN South Boston at the speedway, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Hicks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-14
GRAPHIC=tech hoops


One of the top high school basketball players in the state has committed to Virginia Tech before her senior season.
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VO-NAT eng#
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Lord Botetourt high school all-stater Sara Hicks made a verbal committment to play for the Lady Hokies Wednesday night.
The rising senior who is just 16 years old, averaged 22 points and 8 rebounds a game last year for the state champion Cavaliers.
She picked the Hokies partially because her entire family lives in the Roanoke area. Her uncle Billy was recently named head coach at Cave Spring.
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S-Tennis


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


Rain has once again been declared the big winner today at Wimbledon as a four hour and 26 minute rain delay eventually forced the stoppage of play at the All England Tennis Club.
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SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO & NBC; :00


But it did stay dry long enough for Steffi Graf to win her semi-final match in a three set struggle over 12th seeded Kimiko Date.
The match was suspended by darkness yesterday, but today Steffi comes back to win it 6-2, 2-6 and 6-3.
She will now play tomorrow for her seventh wimbledon title as she faces Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD WIMBLEDON


The men's quarterfinal match between Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington will be finished tomorrow with the score two sets apiece.

S-Golf


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

John Rollins, the man who ousted Roanoke Charlie Keffer from the State Amateur golf championships yesterday, won the event today at the Cascades with an 8-and-6 romp over Norfolk's Troy Ferris.
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And second round play at the US Senior Open is winding down at Beachwood, Ohio.
And first round leader Bob Charles continues to smoke.
Watch this approach shot from the left hander on the ninth hole today, sneak down the incline a few inches from the hole.
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Reunion


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


A Christiansburg woman was reunited today with a brother she hasn't seen in 35 years.
They met with the help of her son and the Internet.
Intern reporter, Stacey Martin has more.
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This box from 1955 was once filled with chocolates.
It was given to Helen Harrison by her older brother Billy.
But now it holds photos and letters from the same brother she hasn't seen in 35 years.
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((HELEN HARRISON/SIBLING; I HAVE SOMEBODY OUT THERE THAT LOVES ME NOT BECAUSE I'M THEIR MOTHER, BECAUSE I'M THEIR SISTER FROM THE SAME MOTHER I'M HIS BABY SISTER AND HE'S OUT THERE AND I KNOW A PART OF ME IS OUT THERE.))
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Harrison grew up in an orphanage in New York--her brother with a nearby relative.
They were in constant contact until Billy joined the Navy and Helen went off to college in Miami.
Today her son brought them back together.
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Larry started his search eight months ago.
Cruising the internet for clues of his uncle's whereabouts.
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((LARRY DICKERSON/INTERNET BUFF; WOKE UP ONE NIGHT, I COULDN'T SLEEP AND I ENDED UP SURFING THE INTERNET AT MY JOB AND ENDED UP FINDING TWO WILLIAM PIETRI'S ON THE INTERNET AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED IT WAS HIM.))
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Billy now lives in Florida.
But, he plans to stay here for a week catching up for lost time.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; HELEN HARRISON HOPES TO REPEAT THIS SCENE AGAIN SOON, ONLY THIS TIME WITH HER SISTER ELSIE WHO SHE HASN'T SEEN IN 23 YEARS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 CHRISTIANSBURG.))