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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll tell you why Jens Soering is headed back to Bedford Circuit Court in December and explain his new lawyer's theory of who DID kill Derek and Nancy Haysom, if HE didn't.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the numbers that show it's a tight race for President- -here in Virginia, at least. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Hokies get ready to welcome Rutgers to town, John Stockton gets a new contract worth $15 million.
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And NASCAR gets its hands on JImmy Spencer's wallet, fining him $10 thousand dollars for these escapades.
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What...a forecast with no rain? That's the story...also be ready for some chilly readings this week.

Soering


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Maybe it wasn't Jens Soering who murdered his girlfriend's parents eleven years ago.
Just maybe... it was a couple of drifters from Lynchburg who committed another murder around the same time in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Today;


That's the theory that will bring Soering's case back to the Bedford County courthouse... six and a half years after
SUPER=04-June, 1990

Soering was tried and convicted of killing Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Their daughter, Elizabeth, pinned the blame on Soering. HE says he TOOK the blame, initially, to protect her... that he was in Washington at the time... creating an alibi while SHE was in Bedford County committing the crime.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Jens Soering


Marshall believes the two men: Robert Louis Albright and William Shifflett were questioned about the Haysom murders, at the request of Bedford County authorities.
IF so, the Bedford County prosecutor never told Soering's trial lawyer about it.
Soering's new lawyer also wants the suspects' fingerprints so she can compare them with unidentified prints found in the the Haysom' home.
The hearing will be conducted December 9th and Soering himself will be there.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


It's been 32 years since a Democratic Presidential candidate has won in the Old Dominion.
SS=Bob Dole

But the latest News- 7 Mason Dixon Poll shows Bob Dole in a dead heat with Bill Clinton among Virginia voters.
And that does NOT bode well for a Dole victory in November.
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VO-NAT


Dole continues to hold a very narrow lead.
Statewide, 44- percent support the Republican challenger, while 43- percent back the President.
Reform party candidate Ross Perot is barely in the running-- with only two- percent support.
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SS=News 7 Poll


Virginia is considered a base state for any Republican presidential candidate.
If the race stays this close here in the final weeks of the campaign, political analysts say it would be difficult for Dole to win the election.







McCaffrey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


One issue that Bob Dole won't let Bill Clinton forget is the rising rate of teen drug use -- since 1992, when Clinton was elected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Clinton's drug policy director was in Richmond today -- the first time his staff remembers him appearing in Virginia.
But a spokesman says General Barry McCaffrey is NOT campaigning for the President.
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McCaffrey admits teen drug use is on the rise, but says it's only half what it was in 1979.
He attributes the rise to a new generation that doesn't remember the devastation of drugs in past decades.
But, he says, the election year discussion has been good, because it focuses more attention on the problem.

Va-Cares


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A judge in Richmond has ruled against Virginia Cares, the Roanoke- based agency that filed suit to protect its state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Virginia Cares provides services to state inmates as they're released from prison, and earlier this year the General Assembly earmarked one- point- six million dollars for the program.
A veto by Governor Allen ultimately cost the agency more than a third of its funding, and a judge has now refused to overturn that decision.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Virginia Cares has eighteen sites in the state serving 30 prisons.
Officials say it is now likely that some of those locations will have to close.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


More layoffs at Salem's Yokohama plant.
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VO-NAT
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Yokohama announced today that 80 jobs will be phased out over the next few weeks.
The company says the additional layoffs are part of its plan to adjust inventory and production levels to stay competitive.
Just last month, the plant cut 44 jobs.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- a company with a century of tradition rooted in the Roanoke Valley has been sold.
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and Governor Allen talks quality during his visit to one area high school. That story and more but first here's Robin Reed.
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Pulaski-Kennel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=None


A judge has ordered Annette Jenkins to pay for the veterinary treatment and boarding of 30 dogs and cats seized from a defunct kennel.
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Jenkins' home in Pulaski County was the site of the kennel, which her fiancee Terry Weaver operated as a ministry.
Weaver and Jenkins both disappeared in June, leaving the animals tied up or caged without food or water.
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has cared for the animals since, and adopted out all but six.
Jenkins has turned herself in, pleading guilty to five counts of cruelty to animals. The judge suspended her 12-month sentence.
Weaver is still at large.
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Boones-Mill


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


Water problems in a Franklin County town may FINALLY be evaporating.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The water supply system in Boones Mill is nearly 60 years old... and sometimes it doesn't work at all.
SUPER=04-September 1995;


The problem appeared to be solved last year, after the town was awarded more than 400- thousand dollars to replace the system.
But bids on the project came in 30- percent higher than expected.
Despite the obstacle, officials were recently able to secure an additional grant.
Now the project is once again on solid ground.
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((BONNIE NEWLON/FRANKLIN COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS EMERGENCY FUNDS FROM R.A.C.D., IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT TOGETHER FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT. WE JUST SIMPLY DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH AT THAT POINT IN TIME TO COVER BOTH THE TANK AND THE WATER LINE. ))
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ANCHOR=keith
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The project will now go through another bidding war.
Town officials hope the new water system will be in place sometime next year.

Allen-School


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Hurricane Fran delayed George Allen's return to the classroom, but today the Governor brought his bid for tougher academic standards and higher expectations to the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This morning, Allen toured Cave Spring High School in Roanoke County, a visit delayed by flooding earlier this month.
Allen said he was there to highlight the tougher standards of learning that Virginia public school students will face this year.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE'RE NOT ONLY SPENDING MONEY, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY. AND THERE'S GOING TO BE TESTING AT THE END OF GRADES THREE, FIVE, EIGHT AND ELEVEN TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEARNING THESE SKILLS.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Allen says Cave Spring High School is among the state's best, a school in which rigorous standards and high expectations are paying off.

Southern-Baptists


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


Conservative Virginia Baptists have officially split with the more moderate Baptist General Association of Virginia.
For the first time, there are two separate southern Baptist groups in the same state.
The new Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia group includes about 115 churches, and is about one- tenth the size of its more moderate counterpart.
An ideological power struggle within the Southern Baptist Convention was the main reason for the defection.
There's a degree of hair- splitting: the conservatives believe the Bible is the literal truth, and moderates believe some of the Bible is simply meant to be inspirational.

Oak-Hall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Salem company that has been owned by the same family for more than a century has been sold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Oak Hall Industries was purchased earlier this month by a group headed by the founder of the Rite Aid drug store chain.
The company makes caps, gowns, and academic robes.
Terms of the sale are not being released.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Business News


The new owners do not plan any immediate changes that would affect Oak Hall's 100 workers.
The company is one of the largest cap and gown makers in the U-S.
It was founded more than 100 years ago in Roanoke.

Stocks


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


Following a couple of record- setting sessions the Dow remained virtually unchanged today, off by just a fraction.
NASDAQ gained NINE points.
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Downtown-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke's downtown district is in a strong growth mode.
33 new businesses have moved there in the past year alone.
But that's not stopping people from working on ways to increase the retail mix even further.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is the main organization that promotes this growth.
At its annual meeting this afternoon, members got a sneak preview of how the group plans to continue downtown Roanoke's revitalization.
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((MATT KENNELL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: WE NEED TO PUT AN ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS ON OUR RAIL DISTRICT, REALLY MAKE IT ROANOKE'S RIVER, AND PERHAPS BE THE MARKET AREA, AS FAR AS BEING A STRONG DRAW FOR THE AREA.))
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VO-NAT


Other ideas include establishing a strong link between the new Second Street bridge and downtown.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


These suggestions and others are in a new strategic plan called Outlook Downtown Roanoke, that has been in the works for several months.

Tech-Expo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A job fair that helps Virginia Tech students get their foot in the door had to actually close its door on some corporations this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The annual Engineering Expo started today with 137 participating companies, a record number.
Due to space constraints, organizers were unable to accommodate about 20 firms that tried to register after the deadline.
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((SARAH JOYCE/EXPO '96 CHAIRPERSON: WE'VE EXPANDED OUR CORPORATE DATABASE OF THE COMPANIES WE SEND INFORMATION TO AND WE'VE ALSO HAD THE TECH NAME JUST GROW SO MUCH. PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH WITH THE SPORTS PROGRAM DOING SO WELL, AND THEY'RE EXPANDING, ACCEPTING SO MANY MORE FRESHMEN. ))
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The Expo allows about five thousand engineering students an opportunity to network with potential employers.
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((MARC SHEFFLER/THE BOEING COMPANY: WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF ENGINEERS. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY NOT ONLY CONTACTING PEOPLE THROUGH EXPO, BUT CONDUCTING ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS THIS YEAR. ))
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The Expo is one of the largest in the country.
It continues through tomorrow at the Squires Student Center.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, some basketball players are on the move, NASCAR fines three drivers for impersonating rasslers.
We're getting ready for a big weekend of football here on your hometown station,
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And the Hokies are primed for their home opener as they get set to host the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech's 45-7 win over Boston College served as the coming out party for the offense and defense.
This weekend, Tech plays Rutgers. Steve Mason has more from Blacksburg as the team and the campus begin preparing for this Saturday.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers will be making their second straight appearance here on your Hometown Station this Saturday.
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The Cavs Noon Kickoff at Wake Forest can be seen right here on WDBJ Saturday.
Virginia has beaten Wake Forest 12 years in a row.
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pinnacle page on tennessee/florida
And right after the Cavaliers and Demon Deacons finish up down in Winston-Salem, keep it right here on WDBJ for what many are calling the game of the year as SEC rivals Florida and Tennessee hook up in Knoxville in a 3:30 kickoff.
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S-Tennessee


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN;:00


The largest crowd in college football history will be rocking Neyland stadium which now seats more than 102 thousand fans.
Those fans can sing a mighty loud rendition of Rocky Top and make it tough on the opposition to just hear itself think.
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S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


Last night the Pittsburgh Steelers closed out week three of the NFL season with a 24-to-6 win over Buffalo.
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SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ABC; :00


Jerome Bettis rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns while Jim Kelly threw four interceptions to key the win.
Both teams are now 2-and-1 after three weeks of play.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN-Sunday;


If you thought the Steelers were tough last night how about NASCAR breaking bad on Jimmy Spencer today.
For trying to punch Wally Dallenbach and then breaking away from NASCAR officials Spencer was fined $10 thousand bucks.
Also, Kyle Petty was fined $5 thousand and Michael Waltrip $2 thousand for their feud that took place after Sunday's race.
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S-Stockton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=NBA


Point Guard John Stockton has agreed to a new three year contract with the Utah Jazz worth $15 million dollars.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


Stockton could have made much more money on the free agent market, but he preferred to stay in Utah.
The eight time all-star, who also serves as his own agent an negotiator, says he will sign the new deal on October 4th when the Jazz opens training camp.
Stockton has missed just four games in 12 years.
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S-Smith


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-20
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


While Stockton is staying put, free agent Kenny Smith is changing teams as leaves the Rockets for the Pistons.
The 31 year old former North Carolina Tarheel, spent six years in Houston.
He has averaged 13 points and 6 assists during his nine years in the league.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/YANKEES


The Baltimore Orioles hopes of catching and passing the New York Yankees without question hinge on the three game series the two teams open tonight in New York.
The Yanks come in with a three game lead on the O's. Mike Mussina pitches this evening against David Cone.
SS=CLEVELAND INDIANS


Also, if the Indians can beat the White Sox tonight, Cleveland will clinch the AL central championship.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#Promo
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The rash of vandalism and arsons at churches around the country have become a source of concern for some local congregations.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon has details on a "leadership summit" set for tonight in Danville to deal with the problem.
Talent=Jean
SUPER=@Jean1;


The meeting is designed to teach local ministers ways to protect their churches from crime.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference began planning for tonight's get together two months ago-
after a series of fires at black churches throughout the South.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have the story plus all the other news, sports and weather Take Fullscreen Board tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at the earlier time of 10pm on WEFC Television--you can check your cable listings for the channel in your area-- and of course join us for News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ. Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom