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A family of five found dead... huddled together in the children's bedroom... apparent victims of smoke inhalation.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And union workers at Rubatex reverse themselves in the face of a threat to move their jobs to Arkansas.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, Morgan Shepherd and mark Martin switch gears from Daytona and talk about this weekend's race at Loudon, the Roanoke Stars soccer team left for Europe today,
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while the major league stars were in Philly, gearing up for tomorrow's all star game.
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A backhoe knocks out NWS doppler radar on a day when 1.00 inch downpours were fairly common and Bertha slips by Puerto Rico. Complete weather details coming up. open
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Sheffield-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


They're calling it the deadliest fire in Lynchburg in decades.. a family of five died when their home on Sheffield Drive went up in flames early this morning.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.
Steve, I can't imagine the horrible impact such a tragedy has on that neighborhood?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Keith, it's hit everyone hard... from the relatives of the victims to their friends and neighbors, and to the firefighters who could do nothing to save the family.
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SUPER=01-Cmdr. Kenneth Crawford/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :00
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((CMDR. KENNETH CRAWFORD/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WELL, I'VE BEEN HERE ALMOST 29 YEARS, I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'VE GOT CHILDREN INVOLVED, IT MAKES IT TWICE AS BAD YOU KNOW.))
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Firefighters and neighbors shared a feeling of helplessness in the wake of a fire that killed a Lynchburg couple and their three young daughters.
The blaze at 10-11 Sheffield Drive had too much of a head start.. Osama Abouzeid and his wife were found huddled in their childrens' bedroom, the exits at the front of their home blocked by thick smoke and fire.
Their friends and neighbors spent the day consoling each other, wondering how children who were playing in the yard just yesterday could be gone today.
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((KINSEY DELL/NEIGHBOR: THEY WERE REALLY NICE AND SPECIAL TO ME BECAUSE THEY'D ALWAYS YELL ACROSS THE STREET, PLAY LIKE THAT, WE'D ALWAYS CATCH LIGHTNING BUGS.))
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((STEVE KINZER/NEIGHBOR: ONE THING ABOUT THIS FAMILY, THE NICEST FAMILY, MOST WELL- MANNERED FAMILY, THREE LITTLE CHILDREN, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER NEIGHBORS YOU KNOW, AND TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN IS JUST HORRIBLE.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Fire marshals spent several hours at the scene, sifting out what clues they could find in the rubble.. they're sending a number of items on to the state crime lab for testing.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Autopsies also are being performed on the victims, but it appears they may have died from smoke inhalation. Keith? Q&A: how long has it been since Lynchburg has seen a fire like this?

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


For the second time in just over a week union workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford are voting again on a new contract proposal. As many as 300 jobs could be hanging in the balance, depending on the vote's outcome.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/StarLink


Scott Prince joins us with more on the story.
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Double Boxes=Scott and Kimberly/Microwave

My colleague Kimberly McBroom is in Roanoke County with company reaction to the vote.

React-Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=Rubatex
Double Boxes=Scott and Kimberly/Microwave


Scott tosses to Kimberly for Live interview.
Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave
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SUPER=01-Jerry Kirschke/Rubatex V.P. Human Resources;
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Wiley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The Roanoke man accused of murder on the Fourth of July did not have a criminal record and today a judge agreed to release him on bond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Cepada Renaldo Wiley was arraigned this morning in General District Court.
He is charged with the murder of 22- year- old Jerry Darnell Ferguson, the Roanoke man who was shot and killed outside of a Melrose Avenue motel on Thursday.
Today, a judge set bond at 17- thousand 500 dollars, citing Wiley's cooperation with police, his ties to the community, and his lack of a criminal record.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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When News 7 at Six returns-
residents can now find out if paroled prisoners are moving into their neighborhood,
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And some Virginia prisoners may already be in your area, but these inmates could just be cleaning up the road.
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Hewitt-Trial


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Rockbridge County man accused of killing his former girlfriend's boyfriend could get life in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Today 26-year old Ronald C. Hewitt pled guilty to first- degree murder in the shooting death of 24- year- old Christopher Higgins.
During the shooting Higgins' girlfriend, Brenda Tomlin, was severely wounded.
The victim's family says Hewitt forced his way into their home on Christmas Eve armed with a rifle.
As Higgins and Tomlin were in bed Hewitt allegedly walked down the hallway and shot them both.
Hewitt will be sentenced in October.
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Chopski


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=NONE


The trial of Stewartsville Pharmacist Joseph Chopski got underway in federal court in Roanoke today. His lawyer suggested that the fraud charges are part of a running dispute between Chopski and Trigon.
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The insurance company has investigated Chopski before. Blue Cross/Blue Shield thought he was dispensing too many BRAND NAME drugs over generics. The company eventually decided he wasn't.
When Blue Cross initiated its "R-X Alternative program," Chopski posted a sign at his "Wonder Drug" pharmacy that said: "we accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, but it sucks."
Chopski's lawyer says the program cut his profit by 11-percent.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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When first confronted with evidence of fraudulent billing, Chopski allegedly told the auditor that he could "get a good lawyer and ...make it look like accidental billing."
Attorney Tony Anderson told the jury today that Chopski "can't explain away every mistake," but Anderson also points out that there are 19-hundred dollars worth of discrepancies out of more than 600-THOUSAND dollars worth of billings over a two- and- a- half year period.
The trial is expected to last three weeks.

Inmates-Work


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=State Seal


Virginia prison inmates armed with chain saws, machetes, and weed-eaters have taken to the streets.
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VO-NAT
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About 300 communities and non-profit groups have actually invited them in the past year.
Inmate work crews are celebrating their first anniversary this month.
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((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU GO THERE AND YOU TRY TO PITCH IT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE BRINGING INMATES IN AND BELIEVE ME, YOU'LL BE FINE -- UH, WHEN THEY HAVEN'T SEEN IT IN THE PAST, THEY'RE HESITANT. SOME GOOD COMMUNITIES, POWHATAN CAME OUT, APPALACHIA CAME OUT AND SAID "YEAH WE WANT 'EM." AND ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESS IN CERTAIN AREAS, OTHER COMMUNITIES HEAR ABOUT IT. THEY'RE ASKING FOR IT. SO WE'RE GETTING THE SPIN-OFFS NOW.))
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This particular crew is clearing a lot behind the Science Museum of Virginia for a 13- acre outdoor science park.
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Offender-Registry


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Getting to know your neighbors takes on a new meaning in Virginia today.
Governor George Allen has ordered the Department of Corrections to make public a list of recently paroled prison inmates.
The parolees are grouped according to their current zip codes.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA. PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: PUBLIC SAFETY IS ALWAYS GONNA WIN OUT OVER THE PRIVACY INTERESTS OF A PAROLEE. BECAUSE THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IF YOU GO TO THE RIGHT COURTHOUSE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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The list can be mailed monthly to any resident who requests it.

Unemployment


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Both the greater Roanoke and Lynchburg areas continue to have some of the lowest unemployment figures in the state.
The Virginia Employment Commission just released the numbers for May this afternoon.
The Roanoke area has a jobless rate of roughly two- and- a- half- percent.
The Lynchburg region comes in around three- and- a- half- percent.
The figures in both communities are down from where they were a year ago.
Statewide unemployment in May decreased to a little over four- percent.
That's the lowest number in the month of May in six years.

Stocks


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


The stock market failed to rebound after Friday's big losses.
The Dow dropped another 37 points today, closing at 55-hundred-51.
NASDAQ lost more than nine points.
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Water-Break


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


There is a large water main break in southwest Roanoke this evening.
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VO-NAT
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The break occurred on Franklin Road near McClanahan.
It has reduced water pressure to some residents and businesses in the area and City Utility Line workers are trying to correct the problem at this hour.
North bound lanes on Franklin Road between Wonju and McClanahan are closed.
The cause of the break has not been determined.
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Hurt-Park


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Officials of the Roanoke Housing Authority say recent criticism is off the mark.
Today, they defended their management of the Hurt Park Housing Development.
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VO-NAT
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Officials say the neighborhood has received more funding for improvements in the last two years than any other public housing community in the city.
Today, they said they haven't neglected the neighborhood.
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Officials say residents share responsibility for the appearance of the complex, including care of the grass in front of each apartment.
Today, Board members also expressed their support for the COPE team, the community policing program that has focused attention on the city's public housing neighborhoods.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
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the Major League all stars were in Philly today, warming up for tomorrow's all star game, Mugsy and Dell talk about the possibility of losing LJ,
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and the Roanoke stars under 15 team left for Europe today for three weeks of soccer, there thoughts on rising to the challenge in sports.
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S-Stars


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=MLB


Major League baseball's All-Star game is tomorrow. The chosen sluggers and hurlers worked out today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Today; :00


The American League all stars took fielding and batting practice and then took some time to chat with players from the NL.
Ironman Cal Ripken is making his 12 all star appearance, but the invitation gets sweeter each time.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=UVa


UVA's star pitcher Seth Greisinger adds another feat to his list of accomplishments.
The Cavalier righthander picks up NCAA's Earned Run Average title after finishing his junior season with an ERA of 1.76.
Only 24 of Greisinger's 30 runs allowed were earned while opposing batters hit .179. He finished the season at 12-2 with 141 strikeouts.
The UVA pitcher was selected as the 6th pick in the amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers.

S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-12
GRAPHIC=Hornets


Tomorrow, trade talks resume in the NBA as over 100 free agents will again be up for grabs.
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VO-NAT #eng
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Golf, not trades was the topic at Dell Curry's golf tournament to benefit the McCloud center for kids.
But Dell and Mugsy Bogues did address the possibility of losing Larry Johnson who is rumored to be out in Charlotte.
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SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Shooting Guard; :17
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=Soccer


The Roanoke Stars under 15 soccer team left for Europe today for three weeks of competition.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


The team has been training for over a month for the trip. The Stars will play in Munich Germany, Holland and in Denmark.
One of the highlights is playing in the largest youth tournament in the world which includes 800 teams from 47 countries.
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S-Loudon


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=Loudon


Winston Cup drivers are turning their attention from Daytona to Loudon for this weekend's Slick 50 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Morgan Shepherd finished 2 there last year while mark Martin took home a third.
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((MARK MARTIN/VALVOLINE FORD DRIVER:)) ((MORGAN SHEPHERD/DRIVER OF REMINGTON FORD:))
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S-Camp


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=Roanoke lax camp


The Roanoke college lacrosse camp is in full swing over in Salem.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00


160 campers are in town for the week long camp that runs through Wednesday.
The focus is on fundamentals as weel as friendships.
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