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1-News-Head

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VO-NAT


A fishing trip on a sunny July afternoon turns into a high- voltage deadly nightmare.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: an investigation on the James River.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And Danville's Chief of police talks about a firestorm of controversy, the department's reputation and public perceptions.

Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, Eddie Murray returns to Baltimore, folks in Charlotte are trying to lure Panther fans into Church on game days,
Frostburg's business community talks about the Redskins,
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and American swimming star Janet Evans fails to make the finals in her specialty the 400 meters today.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Some clouds and some warm weather, but the chance of rain drops way down. Forecast details are straight ahead.

Electrocution


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


Why was a teenager electrocuted on the banks of the James River yesterday?
That's a question the Mine Safety and Health Administration is asking officials at the James River Limestone Plant in Botetourt County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Newsroom


Ron Jones was in Botertourt County today and has the latest from our newsroom.
Live=Ron Full/Newsroom


Keith, it's still unclear how 15-year-old Eric Bowden of Wisconsin came in contact with an explosed wire on the James River that deleivered 480 volts of electricity.
Bowden, his brother and three other young men were hoping to enjoy a day of fishing when it turned tragic. Roll Cue: it turned tragic.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
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((Plant officials say Bowden and his friends signed in at this guard shack before going on to a fishing spot most people frequent.
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((JOHN MICHENER/LIME STONE PLANT GENERAL MANAGER: IT APPEARS IN THIS... STOP IN THE PALNT AREA TO FISH.))
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Bowden came in contact with an exposed live wire and was hit with 480 volts of electricity.
Rescue squad members tried revive him but were unsuccessful.
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((JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: MY CREW REQUESTED... STARTED TO WORK ON HIM.))
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Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Newsroom




Jail-Hanging


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-57
GRAPHIC=None


Lynchburg authorities say a woman's suicide in the police lockup last week could "not" have been prevented.
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VO-NAT
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35- year- old Manya Faye Brooks was placed in the jail annex Friday after her arrest on assault charges.
Jailers gave Brooks a bedsheet after she complained of being cold.
When they checked on her about five minutes later, Brooks had used the sheet to hang herself in her jail cell.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says his staff followed all the proper procedures.
He adds Brooks had been incarcerated several times before, and never shown any suicidal tendencies.
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Bedford-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-56
GRAPHIC=None


Authorities say a Bedford County woman's death this weekend does "not" appear to be suspicious.
48- year- old Phyllis Wade Ayers was discovered in her front yard by her husband Saturday morning.
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The couple's home is near the corner of Simsbury and English Lanes.
Ayers' body was sent to Roanoke where an autopsy was performed today.
Medical examiner Dr. David Oxley says it does not appear foul play was involved.
Oxley is waiting on several test results before officially determining the cause of death.
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Scruggs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 96-58
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Math teacher Lari Scruggs has abandoned her claims against fellow teacher Nadine Keen and Community Activist Linda Edwards White.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Scruggs lost her job at Franklin County High School over statements she made about inter- racial dating three years ago.
The board ended up NOT re-newing Scruggs' contract, so she sued.
Keen and White called the media, so Scruggs sued them, too.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Lawsuit


Scruggs withdrew her suit against the school board in March... and today she dropped the case against Keen and White... in exchange for a public apology.
The statement attached to papers filed in federal court today says Keen and White never intended to harm Scruggs.
"Rather," it says: "they intended to draw attention to the failure of the school board regarding certain race- related issues at Franklin County High School."

Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=None


It's been a rocky year for the Danville police department.
A variety of allegations have surfaced ranging from police brutality to gender discrimination.
In the past, Police Chief Neal Morris has declined to comment with News 7 on camera.
But in a two- part series that begins tonight, Morris breaks that silence with some allegations of his own.
Here's Teresa Hamilton.
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SUPER=03-Danville/June 6; :00
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(( For 26- years Neal Morris has worn the title of Danville Police Chief.
But don't look for his retirement any time soon.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:IF I HAD BEEN READY TO RETIRE I WOULDN'T DO IT NOW, I WOULD NEVER RETIRE IN THE MIDST OF A CONTROVERSY.))
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It all began in February when the first of four lawsuits was filed against the department.
Sam Sakalleris, Junior was among the initial complainants.
The Danville businessman alleges, while in handcuffs, he was beaten by two police officers.
The second blow came from within when former officer Jeffery Williams stepped forward alleging he'd been fired for blowing the whistle on police abuse.
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((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER:I'VE LOST A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MY REPUTATION.))
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Whatever the case may be, Morris believes the media is the wrong place to discuss a lawsuit.
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((OUR POLICY IS THAT WE WILL AIR OUR CASE IN COURT, WE DON'T DO IT THROUGH THE NEWS MEDIA AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY, IF THE PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE COURT SYSTEM, AND THEY FILED A SUIT, WHY DO THEY KEEP RUNNING TO THE MEDIA TRYING TO PUT STUFF IN THE NEWS MEDIA UNLESS THEY ARE TRYING TO INFLAME THE PUBLIC.))
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Indeed, Morris believes there's a movement underway in Danville to cause trouble for him AND his department.
Two more lawsuits were to follow-- among those a lawsuit filed by Jeffrey William's distant cousin claiming abuse at the hands of officers.
A fourth and final lawsuit was brought by a former female officer who alleges gender discrimination.
Around the same time, civil rights advocate Thomas Motley announced the formation of a group called C-PAC or Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH FACTS, WE DON'T DEAL WITH EMOTIONS AS SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO. IT ALMOST LOOKS TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW THAT THERE IS A CONSPIRACY GOING ON TO TRY TO DISCREDIT LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Morris is the first to admit his officers aren't perfect but he doesn't put much stock in the allegations raised.
He points to the extensive training his officers undergo as proof his officers are well trained.
We'll have more on that, in part two, tomorrow. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7 at Six-
Dentist visits may not always be pleasant, but they are a necessity.
Some children in Botetourt County will soon have a harder time getting their check ups,
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And these high school students like going to the doctor, -but they aren't going for a physical.
They're learning about careers in the medical profession.
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Botetourt-Dental


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=none


A nagging toothache, a bad cavity--they're problems that a quick trip to the dentist can take care of.
But, some children in Botetourt County may soon be without that option.
Intern Reporter Stacey Martin has more.
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(( This state-of-the-art mobile office used to be a familiar site parked behind schools in Botetourt County.
It's a 75 thousand dollar mobile dental care unit that the state bought about a year ago to replace an old one destroyed in a fire.
It's used for the county's dental program.
But last week the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors did what even a fire
couldn't---shut the program down.


They voted three to two to cut-out the county's share of funding for the program--equal to about 36 thousand dollars a year.
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((ROBERT LAYMAN/SUPERVISOR AMSTERDAM DISTRICT; I WOULDN'T SAY THAT IT WAS THAT GREAT OF A BURDEN BUT 35 THOUSAND HERE AND 35 THOUSAND THERE AND PRETTY SOON YOU SPEND A COUPLE OF 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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The program provides free X-rays, fillings, and flouride treatment to children in low income families.
It's been around for more than 12 years serving school-age youngsters in Roanoke, Salem, and Botetourt County.
Dr. John Kuhn is the program's only dentist.
He said ending the program will leave poorer children with few alternatives to get the care they need.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; JOHN SHIFLETT THE BUCHANAN SUPERVISOR SAYS THAT HE KNOWS OF A DENTIST WHO WOULD PROVIDE THE SAME SERVICES FOR ABOUT 18 DOLLARS BUT KUHN SAYS THAT JUST ISN'T SO.))
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((DR. JOHN KUHN/BOTETOURT COUNTY DENTIST; WHEN I SPOKE TO HIM HE SAID THAT WE WAS NOT GIVEN ALL THE FACTS AND THAT HAD HE KNOWN THE FACTS HE WOULD HAVE URGED THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO KEEP THE PROGRAM.))
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Supervisors say children who used to be in the dental program can receive the same services from free clinics in their region.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Botetourt County. ))

First-Union


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-47
GRAPHIC=First Union


The changing of the guard at First Union's regional operation is complete.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The board of directors at First Union's Virginia, Maryland and Washington D-C headquarters has elected Ben Jenkins as its new chairman.
That position was formerly held by Warner Dalhouse, who retired last month.
Dalhouse had held that post ever since Dominion Bankshares, the bank he chaired, was taken over by First Union in 1993.
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Media-General


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Business News


The parent company of WSLS-TV may have another new owner by early next year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The investors who bought Park Communications in 19-94 have agreed to sell it to Media General, the owner of the Richmond Times Dispatch.
The pricetag: 710- million- dollars.
The purchase includes ten network affiliated television stations, 28 daily newspapers and 82 weeklies.
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Media General is apparently in a pretty aggressive acquisition mode.
It recently bought the Danville Register and Bee and the Lynchburg News and Advance newspapers.
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NRV-Mall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-49
GRAPHIC=Business News


More doors are opening for shoppers at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
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Today the mall celebrated the opening of three new stores.
Bath and Body Works is the only retailer of the three.
Shoppers will also have more dining choices with the addition of Spanky's Restaurant and Dairy Queen.
Next month an upscale women's clothing store--B. Moss-- is also set to open.
That will bring the mall to a record level of occupancy, with about 15 percent of its space left unused.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Business News


The mall cinema is also planning to add three new theaters, for a total of 11.

Stocks


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


Stocks continued their downward trend today.
The Dow lost 36 points, closing at 53-hundred-90.
NASDAQ was down 16 points.
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Medical-Camp


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


About 30 high students across Southwest and South Central Virginia are keeping very busy schedules for the next two weeks.
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They're evaluating primary care systems, analyzing lab-work, practicing tele-psychiatry and making the rounds, checking on hospital patients.
It's the Summer "Health Careers" Camp, designed to give prospective medical students a dose of what the profession is really like.
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((EILEEN LEPRO/AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER: MOSTLY I THINK THEY WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE SUPPLY OF JOBS WILL BE. IF IS SPEND FOUR TO 12 YEARS STUDYING FOR A PARTICULAR CAREER, WILL I HAVE A JOB?))
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The students will tour several hospitals around the region, and learn about the many facets of health care.
The program is designed to help secure more professionals in medically under-served areas.
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((DAVID OWENS/CASTLEWOOD STUDENT: SOME PEOPLE NEED TO GET INTO IT WHO ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE DOWN TO EARTH, WHO AREN'T JUST IN IT FOR THE MONEY IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A DOCTOR YOU SHOULD BE IN IT TO HELP PEOPLE. ))
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The students also took the patient's seat today....going through tuberculosis skin tests.
Later in the week, they'll learn how to actually read the tests.
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Sports Tease


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


Tonight in sports, American Janet Evans flops in the pool today at Atlanta, Eddie Murray returns to Baltimore,
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VO-NAT


and we'll find out if the Redskins are as big a hit on the streets of Frostburg, Maryland as they are on the field. Plus, I'll let you know when you can check out the team in person later this week.
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S-Olympics


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


It was a surprising day in Atlanta for one America's biggest and best swimmer, as Janet Evans, the world record holder failed to make a big enough splash.
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SUPER=@file; :00


Evans was attempting to become the first U.S. woman to win five swimming gold medals but she failed to qualify for the finals of the 400 freestyle, her specialty.
Evans finished second in her heat with a time of 4:13.60, but ranked ninth among the 39 swimmers competing in five heats. The top eight qualified for the final. Evans will have another opportunity to tie speedskater Bonnie Blair for the most career gold medals by an American woman when she competes Thursday in the 800 freestyle.
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Evans isn't the only one having problems in Atlanta. Heat has been virtually unbearable for not only the competitors but also the fans.
Temperatures today were again in the 90's with high humidity.
Tempers were also flaring again today thanks to a number of traffic and transportation problems that have plagued the games since their start.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=OLYMPICS


The US Baseball team plays tonight against South Korea at 8, while the Dream Team takes on Angola on the hardwood at 10.

S-Murray


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


The Baltimore Orioles continue to shake up their lineup in an attempt to catch the Yankees in the AL East.
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Eddie Murray will be in uniform tonight as the Orioles new designated hitter
when the O's open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins.


Murray spent his first 12 seasons with the Orioles, teaming with Cal Ripken to help win the 1983 World Series.
He was traded by the Indians yesterday for Kent Mercker.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS TRAINING


A week after kicking off training camp 96 in Frostburg, Maryland in the rain - the Washington Redskins were back out on the field today and AGAIN they had to fight the rain.
But photographer Scott Ayres and I found out during our trip to Frostburg last week that it takes more than a few showers to discourage the area's merchants.
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SUPER=01-Lois Hann/The Memory Shop Owner; 1:04
SUPER=01-Robyn Hager/Mary Carol Shop Owner; 1:25
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((JOHN ROBINSON/OWNER - J.R.'s:)) (( That nice feeling got started last summer when the Redskins left Carlisle, Pennsylvania and signed a 10 year deal to camp out in Frostburg every summer.
Their presence impacted everything from store fronts to the area's rich rail tradition. It's estimated the Redskins help inject over a million dollars into the Allegany county economy each summer. ((MIKE MULLIGAN/PRESIDENT - FROSTBURG BUSINESS ASSOC.:)) ((JOHN ROBINSON:))
Most agree that profits should be better this year, but there is some concern because the team isn't as accessible as it was last year. ((LOIS HANN/OWNER - THE MEMORY SHOP:))
The shop owners are willing to play the waiting game because they found out last year that even a women's clothing shop can benefit by the Redskins presence.)) ((ROBYN HAGER/OWNER - MARY CAROL SHOP:))
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And in case you want to make trip to Frostburg to check out the Skins they have a 3 o'clock practice with the Steelers tomorrow that is open to the public.
They also have an open practice on Wednesday morning at 9. It's a little over a five hour trip from Roanoke. Take 81 to Winchester, then take Route 522 through West Virginia and into Maryland, where you hook up with Interstate 68 to take you into Frostburg.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-
GRAPHIC=panthers


The Carolina Panthers have had a similar impact on the Spartanburg, South Carolina area where they are holding their training camp this week.
And when the team gets back to Charlotte and begins Sunday home games next month, downtown churches in Charlotte are hoping to make their own impact on fans with some creative church services.
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First Baptist Church plans an informal, 8 a.m. come-as-you-are service on game Sundays.
And St. Peter Catholic Church will sell hot dogs at a place it will call "The St. Peter's Pregame Garden of Eaten" plus have an early mass for football fans.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD PANTHERS


Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore will begin our training camp reports from Spartanburg tomorrow night at six.