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A Sunday drive turns deadly as a head on crash leaves one man dead in Roanoke.
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ANCHOR=Len
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Franklin County has signed up for new campaign to increase tourism.
And a surprise visit by one of Patrick County's favorite sons.

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ANCHOR=Roy
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In sports, Dale Jarrett makes a move late in the race to win the Goodwrench 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.
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And Terry Kirby is headed out west to become a San Francisco 49-er.
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WX-Head
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A stress- free day in the weather office, with mostly sunshine and mild temperatures to talk about.
Coming up this week-- a forecast you're probably going to like.

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One person is dead following a three car accident in Roanoke.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=News 7 at Six


Good Evening.
This is News 7 at Six.
I'm Len Besthoff, filling in for Ron Jones.


Brandon-Ax


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-68
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Police are waiting to notify next of kin before they release the identity of the man killed in a head on crash in Roanoke this afternoon.
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The man, who appears to have been elderly, was driving his grey Honda toward Salem on Brandon Avenue when he apparently tried to cross a double line and pass the car in front of him.
Jamie Muse and his family were in the car that was being passed.
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((JAMIE MUSE/ACCIDENT VICTIM: AS WE COME AROUND THIS CURVE RIGHT HERE, THE GUY WAS BEHIND US, AND I DON'T KNOW IF HE TRIED TO SWITCH LANES, OR WHAT HE THOUGHT IT WAS A TURNING LANE OR WHATEVER, BUT WE HE CAME INTO THE OTHER LANE HE RAN INTO THIS OTHER CAR HEAD ON AND IT KNOCKED HIM BACK INTO US. ))
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Traffic on Brandon Avenue was blocked in both directions for well over an hour as emergency crews tried to save the man.
No one else in the accident appeared to have suffered any life threatening injuries.
Roanoke Police have not completed their investigation into what caused the wreck.
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Daleville


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE# 96-59
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Lifeguard Ten transported two juveniles to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a utility vehicle rolled over and ran into a tree in Botetourt County.
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Troutville and Fincastle's fire and rescue squads were called to Little Catawba Creek Road shortly after 1 this afternoon.
A small child was thrown about fifty feet into a field.
A 14 year old girl had to be cut out of the vehicle.
Her legs were pinned between the floorboard and seat.
She's in critical condition this evening.
The person driving the vehicle was also a juvenile.
He was transported by ambulance to R-M-H.
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Bhaskaran


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-64
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Hundreds of friends and fellow church members packed Valley Word Ministries to say goodbye to Praveen Bhaskaran(bus-kair-in).
Investigators are still trying to find the cause of the plane crash that took his life.
Denise Allen has the latest.
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Friends remembered Praveen Bhaskaran(bus-kair-in)-- They knew him as Talex.
Tuesday the plane he was flying crashed near MacAfee's Knob.
But the crash was not the topic of this memorial service.
The hundreds in attendance were there to remember how he lived.
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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but they have ruled out engine failure.
That night the Vinton man aborted one landing attempt at Roanoke Regional Airport because of fog.
Investigators say he crashed when he was circling for a second attempt.
Talex was relying on his flight plan and radar information from the Washington Air Traffic Control Center. Stand up second one DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: A RETIRED AIRTRAFFIC CONTROLLER SAYS THE CRASH MAY HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD CONTROLLERS BEEN ON DUTY.
THE AIRPORT'S 24 HOUR TOWER DUTY WAS CUT IN 1981.
AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY THE F-A-A DETERMINES WHETHER AN AIRPORT NEEDS OVERNIGHT CONTROLLERS BY THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS THAT COME IN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND SIX A-M.
MARK COURTNEY ALSO SAYS HE BELIEVES EVERYONE AT THE ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 24 HOUR SERVICE, BUT IT'S NOT A DECISION MADE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. STAND UP ENDS
There has been no evidence that the lack of air traffic controllers lead to the deadly plane crash.
And for the hundreds gathered at Valley Word Ministries, they choose to remember Talex Bhaskaran as he lived--full of enthusiasm and faith.
Denise Allen News 7.
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ANCHOR=Len
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Coming up on News 7 at Six,
Senator Chuck Robb has some comments about Bob Dole's acceptance speech.
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And,
They are the signs of the times in Franklin County.
But first, let's check in with Kimberly.
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Okay, Len--
Today turned out just fine weatherwise.
We saw a few clouds-- but sunny skies were the dominant feature.
Mild temperatures also contributed to this pleasant today-- we're going to show you some of them... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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VMI


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
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If the Virginia Military Institute wants information about integrating women into its all-male military college, it first needs the approval of the U-S Justice Department.
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The Justice Department has demanded that any contact with the U-S Military Academy, the U-S Naval Academy, the U-S Air Force Academy or the Defense Department must be cleared beforehand.
V-M-I says it doesn't know why the Justice Department has instituted the policy.
The department would only say that the request is consistent with past practices.
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Robb-Dole


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE# 96-63
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A Democratic colleague of Bob Dole gives the Republican nominee high marks for his convention speech this week-- but with some criticism.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYBODY'S BOB DOLE. MOST OF US WHO KNOW AND HAVE WORKED WITH BOB DOLE OVER THE YEARS LIKE HIM PERSONALLY, HAVE ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR HIM. BUT RECOGNIZE THAT HE WAS COMPELLED BY CIRCUMSTANCES TO CHANGE TO A MESSAGE THAT WAS IN MANY RESPECTS, PARTICULARLY ECONOMICALLY AND PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT FOR FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, IS DIRECTLY OPPOSED TO WHAT HE'S BEEN CHAMPIONING ALL OF HIS LIFE.))
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Robb says Dole's campaign will be interesting to watch from here on out because he's never had success selling an idea he didn't believe in.
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TALENT=Len
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Robb gives the GOP convention high marks for what politicians call controlling the message.
He says he hopes Democrats do as good a job in Chicago.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
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A Botetourt County company will go through with a big expansion, and a group of Southside business organizations are shifting their tourism efforts into high gear.
We recap the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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Pulaski County has secured a half million dollar federal grant for further development of the New River Industrial Park.
The county will use the money to extend water and sewer lines to about 650 acres of land around the former A-T-&-T plant. lbraw 23:24
Marion Composites of Smythe County has won a defense contract potentially worth 61 million dollars.
It will make landing gear, doors, and other parts for the military's C-17 transport planes...and the deal will create 37 new jobs. lbraw 26:26
After considering a move elsewhere, Groendyk Manufacturing has decided to remain in its Buchanan facility, and go forward with a four- million- dollar expansion.
Meanwhile in Bedford, the Rubatex Corporation announced it's going through with a multi- million- dollar renovation it first discussed earlier this year.
Some Southside Virginia chambers are trying to get their communities into tourism's fast lane.
They're working on a campaign to promote the region's auto racing events and heritage.
Four months after closing down due to financial problems, the Quibell Corporation of Roanoke is up and running again.
The company's new owner has hired 20 people to bottle its water, sparkling water, and tea. lb raw 23:45
And in the let's try something different department, the winner is the Sears store at the Valley View Mall.
It has introduced maternity parking spaces, marked by storks, right next to its main mall entrance.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished slightly up, Nasdaq was down a few points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Lottery


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The Virginia Lottery says there was NO top winner in last night's 12- MILLION- dollar Lotto drawing.
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The numbers were one, six, 14, 23, 30 and 31.
Wednesday's jackpot is estimated at 15 MILLION dollars.

Franklin-Tourism


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When you drive into Franklin County- you'll soon get a welcome.
That's because six welcome signs are going up in the county.
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The signs are part of an effort to boost the area's tourism industry which included a twelve percent increase in funding to attract visitors.
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The project has been in the works for the past two years.
The Sign Design Company of Daleville won the bid for the welcome signs.
County officials say they expect all six signs to be in place within the next couple of weeks.
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Fire-Prevention


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-67
GRAPHIC=Forest Fire Danger


As forest fires threaten the western United States, local foresters are urging homeowners to prepare for western Virginia's fire season.
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Wildfires in at least seven western states have blackened thousands of acres... and the damage is expected to climb.
Here in western Virginia, the fall fire season usually begins in October... and authorities say now is a good time for homeowners to consider fire prevention.
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ANCHOR=Len
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In April of last year, Forest fires burned six thousand acres in Craig County.
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ANCHOR=Len
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Coming up a little later in our newscast,
A former Virginia Governor has a southwestern Virginia Homecoming,
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And these classic cars added a nostalgic feel to Williamson Road Plaza in Roanoke.
Stay with us.
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Hurt-Park


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-60
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A Roanoke housing development is in the final stages of a face lift.
Hurt Park has been undergoing renovations all summer long.
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In the first phase of the renovations all 105 of the apartments received new roofs.
Tomorrow the second phase of the operation starts.
Construction crews will start replacing all of the sewer lines.
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Hurt Park is on Salem Avenue.
The construction work could make that area congested for a while.
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Baliles


ANCHOR=Len
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Former Governor Jerry Baliles still hangs his hat in Richmond, but this week he enjoyed a homecoming in western Virginia.
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Baliles returned to Patrick County for a family reunion, a United Way speech, and the Virginia Peach Festival.
When he was governor, Baliles helped to make the event an official state festival, and this week he said he was pleased to return.
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Baliles declined to talk politics this week.
He served as Virginia's governor from 1985 to 1989.

Classic-Cars


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
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TAPE# 96-70
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Visitors to Pet City cruised down memory lane today--during the Classic Car Show at Williamson Road Plaza.
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More than one hundred contestants took part in the seventh annual show.
Cars from 1939 to '96 models parked and waited to be judged.
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Royal Vet Pet Products helped sponsor the show and displayed their dragster as well.
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Judges awarded trophies to the owners of the most stylish cars.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, Highlights from a couple of afternoon baseball games. Terry Kirby is headed to San Francisco.
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And Dale Jarrett takes the checkered flag at Michigan winning the Goodwrench 400.
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S-Race


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Dale Jarrett won his first winston cup Race at Michigan in 1991 well he took another ride to victory lane today winning the Goodwrench 400.
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There were only two cautions in the spring race but when Kenny Wallace hit the wall in turn two it was the second caution of the day on lap 32.
Mark Martin moved back to the front and he was the leader after 75 laps Lake Speed and Ricky Rudd were running second and third.
Rusty Wallace was running 9-th but blew an engine and took his car into the garage area.
Jeff Gordon and Jarrett battled for the fourth spot early in the race and Jarrett eventually took over the position.
Jarrett's teammate Ernie Irvan was strong at this point in the race he was running second with Ricky Rudd third.
Dale Earnhardt and Ken Schrader get together on lap 187 Schrader hits the wall and Earnhardt slides into the grass and gets back on the track.
Jarrett took the lead from Martin with 7 laps to go and he held off the field winning the Goodwrench 400 at Michigan.
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Martin was second, Terry Labonte third Irvan fourth and Jeff Gordon came in fifth.
Earnhardt finished 17-th.

S-VMI


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WRITER=Roy
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V-M-I held its annual media day this afternoon in Lexington Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore visit with the old veterans and some new players for the Keydets.
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S-Yankees


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WRITER=Roy
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The Yankees and Mariners were slugging it out this afternoon in the Big Apple.
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The Mariners jumped on Doc Gooden in the first. Edgar Martinez with the fourth consecutive hit scores a runner and Seattle took the 2 to nothing lead.
Then an inning later Ken Griffey Junior gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for his 38-th homer and the Mariners led 4 to nothing.
New York rallied in the late innings. Joe Giraldi hits the opposite
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tie and the game is still tied 10 to 10 in the 12-th.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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The Atlanta Braves were at Fulton County Stadium this afternoon for another match up with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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The Pirates trying to get a win before leaving Atlanta.
The Braves make the defensive Play. Leftfielder Ryan Klesko makes the diving catch but the runner gets back to first preventing the double play.
Then in the bottom of the fifth, Marquis Grissom smokes the line drive to left field Mark Lemke beats the throw home and the Braves took the 1 to nothing lead.
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inning Mark Johnson hits a grounder to right field Jeff King scores to tie it at 1 to 1 but Atlanta wins the game 2 to 1 in 14.
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S-Kirby


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-16
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Former U-V-A tailback Terry Kirby is leaving Miami and heading out West.
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The Dolphins have traded Kirby to the San Francisco 49-ers for a fourth round pick in 1997.
Kirby has played in Miami for the past three season and last year he rushed for a career high 414 yards on 108 carries and he scored four touchdowns.
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