18:00-01

1-News-Head

(----------------)
VO-NAT


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
We'll hear from Valley Metro bus riders as we consider various plans to salvage service.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Keith


And why they're saying Virginia's welfare reforms are setting an example for the rest of the nation. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley reports from Hot Springs where Lee Shirley and Dot Bolling tried to claim state golf titles.
Qualifying in winding down at Talladega.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#


and the Redskins talk about Joe Gibbs entering the pro football Hall of Fame tomorrow morning.
(-------------)

WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Splendid weather for late summer. Our weekend forecast begins in a dry note. Details straight ahead.

Valley-Metro


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's plan for a local transportation district may be headed down a dead end.
Lawmakers say they do NOT expect the General Assembly to embrace a local gas tax increase to help pay for bus service.
This week, Joe Dashiell spoke with politicians, and passengers, about the future of Valley Metro.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=On a ride down Williamson Road
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Lawhorn/Valley Metro Rider; :14
SUPER=@Joe2; :25
SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :43
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((On a ride down Williamson Road, passengers are full of praise for driver Jimmy Carter, and protective of the service he provides.
Cut back on bus service, they warn, and riders such as Willie Brown and Mary Lawhorn will suffer.
SOT 02:00:48
IN Q=I'm like her

((MARY LAWHORN/VALLEY METRO RIDER: I'M LIKE HER. IT'D MEAN I'D HAVE TO STAY HOME OR HIRE SOMEBODY TO TAKE ME PLACES. I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND ALONE, SO THAT WOULDN'T BE VERY EASY.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=wouldn't be very easy.


The loss of federal subsidies is putting the squeeze on bus systems across the country.
Roanoke has proposed a local transportation district that would use a two cent increase in the motor fuels tax to help pay for mass transit.
But local lawmakers say that isn't going to fly in Richmond... especially when all of the Valley governments haven't signed on.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=What that means

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT GAS PRICES IN ROANOKE CITY AND ROANOKE COUNTY WILL GO UP, BUT THEY WON'T GO UP IN BOTETOURT, WHERE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO WORK IN THE CITY LIVE AND THEY WON'T GO UP IN SALEM. THEN WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE IS A SITUATION WHERE A LOT OF FOLKS ARE GOING TO BE BUYING THEIR GAS AT THE CHEAPER PLACES WHERE THE GAS HASN'T GONE UP.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=hasn't gone up.


Senator John Edwards says one possibility is a STATEWIDE gas tax increase to pay for mass transit and highways.
While lawmakers wait for a general assembly committee to issue a report riders in Roanoke are hoping they will find a way to keep the busses rolling.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Salem-Olympics


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Salem woman has died while attending the summer games in Atlanta.
Officials say 44- year- old Vicki White was waiting to see the track and field events, when she suffered a fatal heart attack outside the Olympic Stadium.
Her brother, Mark White, was with her when she collapsed.
He says it took emergency crews 15- minutes to get to her.
But police say the 9-1-1 call was made at 7- 56 this morning... and that the ambulance was there four minutes later.

Giarratano


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Joe Giarratano was spared from the electric chair by then- Governor Doug Wilder in 1991.
Now he claims corrections officials are about to transfer him to an out-of-state prison, because he refused to cooperate in an internal investigation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


As president of "Peace Studies," the convicted killer joined the likes of Joan Baez and others preaching NON-violence.
Corrections officials suspect it was a scam to get federal funding.
Giarratano says he's on the list of inmates to be transferred because of his "political activities." He wants a federal judge to block the transfer.
(----------------)



Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


As a third try at federal welfare reform heads to the White House, Virginia officials say their one-year old program is tougher, smarter... and so far, untouchable by Washington.
Ellen Qualls takes a look at the most comprehensive statewide reform in the nation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=With a year
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Director; :16
SUPER=@Ellen2; :36
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( With a year of welfare reform under her belt, Virginia has started a two year clock ticking on benefits for a quarter of her recipients.
They must start looking for jobs immediately.
In two more years, the clock will have started for all -- and run out for some.
sot TAPE ONE 01:20:01

((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: WE KIND OF WATCH THE NATIONAL DEBATE WITH ALMOST A BIT OF SMUGNESS, BECAUSE WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING THE TALK, WE'VE BEEN WALKING THE WALK.))
runs=:11


Clarence Carter scoffs at the five years of welfare Congress would provide-- with a two year grace period to find work.
He marvels that the Clinton administration is holding out on the federal bill -- but approved Virginia's drastic plan for a waiver from federal law last year.
sot TAPE ONE 01:17;55

((IT WAS NOT EASY FOR VIRGINIA TO SECURE IT'S WAIVER. IT LITERALLY WAS LIKE DOING BATTLE WITH THE GREATEST FORCES IN THE UNIVERSE TO TRY TO ALLOW THE COMMONWEALTH TO FASHION ITS OWN PROGRAM.))
runs=:15


Virginia welfare recipients get NO increased benefits if they a baby on welfare.
The federal plan dropped such a child cap.
Virginia welfare children must attend school.
But parents get child care and transportation help to go to work. TAPE ONE 01:18:43 ((COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF STATES ARE SHOWING EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT WE DO HAVE CREATIVE ENGAGING SOLUTIONS.))
runs=:08


So far, Virginia's law is untouchable by Washington.
Congress has left the waiver process in the federal legislation.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Tech-Buyout


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech is asking upperclassmen to consider moving off- campus.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


It appears freshman enrollment may be about 400 higher than expected, so the university needs more dorm space.
Upperclassmen who agree to move out will have their 100 dollar dorm prepayment refunded, and they'll get 150 dollars to spend in campus dining halls.
They'll have to act quickly though.
Blacksburg realtors are reporting few vacancies, so finding an apartment isn't likely to be an easy task.
(----------------)



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


When News 7 at Six returns-
We'll tell you why getting pulled over by Lexington police might make you a video star,
(---------------)
VO-NAT


And if you'd like to have the wealth of a Hollywood star you may have your chance.
We'll tell you why one man thinks there's buried silver in southside Virginia.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Robin

wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1

Roll
TALENT=Robin
SS=NONE
SUPER=80-84/63/0.00''/83/61/0.00''/77/59/0.00''/79/54/0.00'';
SUPER=81-86/63/0.00''/86/62/0.00''/75/59/0.00'';
SUPER=82-2.32''/minus 0.77''/29.03''/plus/6.38'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.46 foot/Down 0.29 foot;Lake levels


Rail-Study


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=None


A new state commission wants to bring trains to Virginia that can run more than 100 miles an hour.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


That means a Richmond-to- Washington trip could take less than an hour.
But high speed rail service to southwest Virginia could take decades -- despite the promises of the politicians.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:18;16
IN Q=High speed

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: HIGH SPEED SERVICE TO THE PORTS OF HAMPTON ROADS, AND TO THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUST BE A COMPREHENSIVE PART OF THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=@Beyer
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the Commonwealth
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


That's how the commission's first meeting opened yesterday.
But it soon narrowed its focus.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:33;32
IN Q=You obviously

((MARK ARON/CSX RAILROAD: YOU OBVIOUSLY, YOU FOCUS ON RICHMOND TO WASHINGTON BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. YOU DON'T WANT TO RUN A TRAIN FOR TEN PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Mark Aron/CSX Railroad;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=ten people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Just laying tracks from Richmond to Washington could cost more than 300- million dollars.
(------0----------)


Police-Video


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Lexington Police are going high tech in their pursuit of speeders and other traffic offenders, and it may make fighting a ticket a lot tougher.
Ron Jones has more on the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Ever been stopped by
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Crowder/Lexington Police Dept.; :23
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

((
Ever been stopped by the police?
Well, if it happens in Lexington you may be the star of their latest video.
This patrol car is equipped with a high tech camera and VCR.
It records routine traffic stops, crime scene investigations, some surveillance-- and even attitude problems.
SOT 11:22:41

((LT. STEVE CROWDER/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: ONE OF THE OTHER BIGGEST OR AS BIG BENEFIT THAT I SEE IS PRISONER TRANSPORTATION. IF YOU'VE GOT SOMEBODY IN THE BACK SEAT YOU CAN TAKE THE CAMERA AND FLIP IT AROUND ON THE PERSON IN THE BACK AND YOU CAN BE RECORDING ON THE WAY TO THE JAIL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IF THEY ARE ACTING UP OR GIVING YOU A FIT.))
RUNS=:14


But the camera is not just to keep track of drivers' actions-- it also keeps the officer honest.
SOT 11:29:01

((IT CAN WORK BOTH WAYS. IT CAN WORK IF SOMEBODY GETS OUT OF THE CAR OR ASSAULTS YOU OR SOMETHING. WORK IN THAT ASPECT. BUT ALSO IF MAYBE YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO BE A LITTLE HIGH TEMPERED OR SOMETHING AND IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE SCRUTINIZED LATER ON BY A CAMERA THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE MORE RELUCTANT.))
RUNS=:18


Lieutenant Crowder also believes the camera can save the courts time and money.
SOT 11:29:41

((JUST YESTERDAY ONE OF MY OFFICERS STUCK HIS HEAD IN MY DOOR AND SAID LIEUTENANT WE TOOK CARE OF ONE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE TODAY BY THE VIDEO. BECAUSE HIS ATTORNEY PLEADED HIM GUILTY BECAUSE HE TOOK THE TAPE INTO COURT AND HIS ATTORNEY KNEW WHAT HE HAD ON RECORDING. SO THEY AUTOMATICALLY PLED GUILTY.))
RUNS=:17


The video camera costs about 23-hundred dollars. Crowder believes they are so efficient, more departments will begin using them.
So the next time you're stopped by one of Lexington's finest-- SMILE-- you may be on their version of-- candid camera.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
(----------------)


American-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Business News


Union leaders may protest the sale of the American Tobacco plant in Reidsville, North Carolina.
For years it has employed hundreds of people from the Reidsville and Danville areas.
Union workers, who have considered buying the plant themselves, may ask regulators to REJECT the sale.
They say the company that wants to buy it, Commonwealth Brands, will probably close it.
Commonwealth Brands says it WILL operate the plant.
It calls the union comments incorrect, irresponsible, and uninformed.
At one time the plant employed 1000 people.
Now its workforce stands at about 300.

Stocks


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


The stock market continued its rally today.
The Dow gained 51 points, closing at 54-hundred-73.
NASDAQ up 17 points.
(//////////)
RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Treasure


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-53
GRAPHIC=None


The legacy of the Civil War is "rich" in more ways than one--one man believes a Confederacy treasure is waiting to be unearthed.
Teresa Hamilton talked to him about the book he's written on the subject.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-J. Frank Carroll/Author; :19
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:23
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Frank Carrol first heard Confederate treasure may be buried in Danville at a Baptist revival when he was 12- years old.
But it wasn't until the late "70's" that he began to research the possibility.
18- years later Carroll isn't about to pinpoint the exact location, but he does supply clues.
SOT
IN Q=What you need

((J. FRANK CARROLL/AUTHOR: WHAT YOU NEED IF YOU ARE GOING TO FIND THIS TREASURE IS NOT A PHYSICAL SHOVEL, IT'S NOT WORTH A VISIT TO THE YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP ONE UNLESS YOU FIRST OF ALL, USE A MENTAL SHOVEL, YOU'VE GOT TO THINK THROUGH THE CLUES THAT ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE BOOK AND THEY'RE LIKE LITTLE FOOTPRINTS THAT LEAD TO THE LOCATION OF THE TREASURE.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=location of the treasure.


According to Carroll's research, the treasure ended up in Danville after the Confederates decided to move their government South from Richmond.
The treasure, comprised of 4-thousand Mexican silver dollars, was enclosed in 49- kegs.
Carroll believes a Confederate supporter named George Trentholm may have decided to bury the treasure while staying at the Sutherlin Mansion perhaps to keep the collection out of the hands of the Yankees.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It is there

((J. FRANK CARROLL/AUTHOR:IT IS THERE, I KNOW, BUT I WAS TOLD BY MY BROTHER, WHO IS AN ATTORNEY, I'LL JUST TELL THEM I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO DIVULGE THAT INFORMATION. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that information.

take su
Carrol says he decided to write a book rather than unearth the treasure himself for several reasons.
For one, multiple sclerosis has confined Carroll to a wheelchair.
Ironically, his second reason, actually supplies a valuable clue to the treasure's location.
He's convinced it's buried in a residential neighborhood. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.)) 2 shot toss
Talent=Keith
SS=None


Carroll's book is due in bookstores this fall.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, qualifying news from Talladega, Joe Gibbs prepares to enter the pro football hall of fame tomorrow morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#


And Roy Stanley checks in from Hot Springs where Salem's Lee Shirley won the women's state amateur, while Dot Bolling was denied the senior crown.
(-------------)


S-Qualify


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


Jeremy Mayfield won his first career pole position this afternoon by blowing away the field at Talladega.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL; :00


Jeff Gordon was on the pole for most of the time trials with a lap at just under 191 and half miles an hour, but Mayfield blew him away with lap at 192 point 370 miles an hour. Now let's check the top 25. wipe to boards
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5016;
SUPER=0107-1. J. Mayfield/192.370/2. Jeff Gordon/191.419/3. Dale Jarrett//4.

Dale Earnhardt//5. Lake Speed;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0107-6. Ernie Irvan//7. Jeff Burton//8. Mark Martin//9. Darrell

Waltrip//10. Bobby Hillin;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Dick Trickle//12. Kenny Wallace//13. Rick Mast//14. Robert

Pressley//15. Jimmy Spencer;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-16. S. Marlin //17. Ted Musgrave//18. Kyle Petty//19. J. Andretti

//20. Jeff Purvis;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. Dave Marcis//22. Michael Waltrip//23. Derrike Cope//24. Bobby

Labonte//25. Hut Stricklin;
RUNS=:25

oc-STRICKLIN
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=tALLADEGA


You can watch the Diehard 500 Sunday at one right here on your hometown station,
SUPER=Busch logo

plus tomorrow at 1:45 we'll have the Busch Grand National race for you from Talladega as well.






S-Gibbs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-
GRAPHIC=JOE GIBBS


Talladega will have to take a back seat to Canton, Ohio this weekend for Car owner Joe Gibbs.
Tomorrow morning, the former Redskins head coach will be inducted into the pro football hall of fame.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/July 1992; :00


Gibbs' Redskins teams won 140 games from 1982 though 1993 and won 3 Super Bowls.
He is the only coach in NFL history to win three championships with three different quarterbacks.
Recently he sat down with one of favorite players Darrell Green to discuss his unexpected entrance in the hall.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It was very...

((DARRELL GREEN/14 YEAR REDSKINS VETERAN:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Green/14 Year Redskins Veteran; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...TO EVER GO IN."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


Gibbs was a like a father and friend to many of his players, but he was always able to communicate who was boss to his team.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="You gotta...

((RUSS GRIMM/REDSKINS ASSISTANT & FORMER PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Russ Grimm/Redskins Assistant & Former Player; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...TO BE THERE."
(-------------)


S-Amateur


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=VSGA LOGO


Salem's Lee Shirley is the 1996 State amateur Champion. But Dot Bolling also of Salem came up a little short on the Senior Division.
Roy Stanley has this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Shirley, who....
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/State Amateur Champion; :17
SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/Senior Runner Up; :43
SUPER=01-Peggy Woodard/Senior Champion; 1:04
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:13
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
(-------------)

((Shirley, who attends North Carolina, played her best round ever at the Cascades course.
She led Margaret Balch two up through 9 holes. That lead was up to four strokes before Shirley captured her first state amateur title beating Balch 4 and 3.)) ((LEE SHIRLEY/STATE AMATEUR CHAMPION: )) ((Bolling, The favorite to win the senior division, trailed Peggy Woodard of Virginia Beach by two shots at the 17-th hole.
She lost the match 2 and 1. Bolling was satisfied with her play in the tournament but she was upset with a couple of calls during the match.)) ((DOT BOLLING/SENIOR RUNNER UP: )) ((PEGGY WOODARD/SENIOR CHAMPION: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
(-------------)


S-Olympics


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=ATLANTA OLYMPICS


It's been a chocking day in Atlanta for the United State women's softball team.
The team had won 115 of its last 116 international games, and was unbeaten in Atlanta until today when Australia beat the US 2-to-1.
The Dream team returns to action tonight playing China.

S-Tana


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=Jan Tana


The 9th annual Jan Tana bodybuilding and Fitness Classic is underway.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The athletes were briefed during an afternoon news conference at the Hotel Roanoke this afternoon.
Then the NPC Amateur women and men competitors flexed their muscle over at the Roanoke civic center auditorium in prejudging.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="The

((WAYNE DEMILLA/IFBB OFFICIAL:))
SUPER=01-Wayne DeMilla/IFBB Official; :03
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...amateur event"
(----------------)
VO-NAT(Con't)


The women's pro fitness competition and the women's pro bodybuilding segment is Saturday night. For fans who prefer the softer female look, this is a show for you.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=the

((MICHELLE SCHIRRA/PRO FITNESS COMPETITOR:))
SUPER=01-Michelle Schirra/Pro-Fitness Competitor; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=average public"
(-------------)

Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-84/63/98/1987/55/1976;
SUPER=306-83/54/37/W-13mph/30.08s;


Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear Skies/NW Winds 10mph/57-60/Mostly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=331-Clear/Skies/60-63/Mostly/Sunny/82-86;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Cool Evening/53-56/Sunny And/Nice/80-83;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cool/54-58/Sunny And/Nice/80-83;

SUPER=X5001; SUPER=334-Clear And/Cool/50-54/Mostly/Sunny/75-80;