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A firey wreck on the Interstate in Roanoke shuts down the highway.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Murder in Sydnorsville overnight.
And a prison term for threatening phone calls. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Hokies head into the Carrier Dome as underdogs, DA Weibring swings for charity at Hunting Hills today.
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And Dan Marino's sprained ankle turns into a break that will may keep him out of the lineup for a month.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Though skies may look threatening tonight, more peaceful weather arrives overnight, with sunny skies and cool fall temperatures dominating the forecast. Stay tuned for all the details from the News 7 Weather Center.

581-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Accident


Two people were injured this afternoon when a small car and a tractor- trailer collided and caught fire in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 581 shortly before three o'clock.
The vehicles were travelling beside each other when the car left the highway.
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((NELSON CHANDLER/GEORGIA TRUCK DRIVER: THEY LOST IT IN THE MEDIUM AND SPUN AROUND AND JUST WENT UNDER THE TRAILER.))
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VO-NAT


The occupants of the car were injured in the crash, but bystanders reportedly helped them escape as the car and the truck caught fire.
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Police closed the highway in both directions for more than an hour, but traffic resumed after the wreckage was cleared from the southbound lanes.
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Franklin-Murder


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities in Franklin County are still trying to figure out what triggered a fatal shooting last night.
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VO-NAT


29- year- old Clyde Price, Junior was found dead in his (SID-ners-vill) Sydnorsville trailer, with gunshot wounds to his back and chest.
His live- in girlfriend... 24- year- old Angela Light... was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Friends and family of Clyde Price are having a hard time accepting what happened.
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((LYNN PRICE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S REALLY A HARD THING TO GO THROUGH. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TILL YOU DO IT YOURSELF. IT'S SOMETHING I WOULDN'T WISH ON ANYONE. ))
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VO-NAT


Light was arraigned this afternoon... and bond was set at 50- thousand dollars.
She's currently being held at the Roanoke County Jail.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next month.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Michael Obremski


The man who made threatening phone calls to young girls in the Roanoke Valley is going to prison for 15 and a half years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 10


That was the sentence a Roanoke County judge gave Michael Obremski today.
Obremski pleaded no contest a few weeks ago to a variety of charges, including making abduction threats and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
In a background report prepared for today's hearing, Obremski admits he was the man who had been stalking children in the Raleigh Court neighborhood.
Obremski still faces trial in Roanoke on several counts of molesting children over the telephone.
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Liberty-View


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=None


Danville city council will decide tonight whether 76- low income apartments will be torn down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Housing officials say the move would ease overcrowding and related problems at Liberty View.
The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority wants to build a high tech learning center on the site for low income families.
Council is expected to approve both measures, but a third request is uncertain.
Housing officials want council to replace the 76- units with Section 8- housing.
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((ALVIN STEINGOLD/HOUSING AUTHORITY EXEC. DIR.: THEY GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, THEY FIND AN APARTMENT OR A PLACE TO RENT AND THEY PAY NO MORE THAN 30- PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME TOWARDS THAT RENT AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY PAYS THE BALANCE WITHIN CERTAIN PARAMETERS.))
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ANCHOR=KEITH
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A News 7 crew is covering the council meeting-- we'll have the complete story on News 7 at ELEVEN.

VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=VMI


Renewed criticism of Virginia Military Institute has prompted an invitation from the superintendent of V-M-I.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


He says most of its critics have never actually been to the school.
So to counter the perception that the Institute remains defiant- -despite having chosen to comply with the court order, to admit women- -General Josiah Bunting today issued an invitation to V-M-I's critics.
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VO-NAT


During his talk to cadets this morning, the Superintendent said it's up to them to exhibit the kind of leadership that will make co-education a success, whether or not they personally like the idea.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--they're usually at odds, but in Roanoke today health advocates and tobacco growers sat down together to try and find some common ground.
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and good news for sport fishermen--a new pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park gives anglers and the disabled access to deep water fishing.
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Barry-Scheck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson


Barry Scheck's the man who took seemingly insurmountable DNA evidence -- and turned it into an acquittal for O.J. Simpson.
Today in Richmond, he sang a different tune about DNA, urging Virginia lawmakers to pony up more cash to support one of the nation's best forensic labs.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
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SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; 1:02
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(( Barry Scheck did NOT come to Virginia to talk about O.J. Simpson.
Because Virginia forensic scientists, and what they're doing with the DNA strands that identify killers and victims, are worlds away from the L.A.P.D, planted gloves, and acquitted celebrities.
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((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HERE I AM THE DARTH VADER OF DEFENSE COUNSEL IN TERMS OF ATTACKING WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER BAD DNA TESTING. AND I'M TELLING YOU, THE LEGISLATURE, YOU HAVE A GOOD LAB. THEY'RE DOING GREAT THINGS AND THEY'LL DO MORE GOOD THINGS TO CONVICT THE GUILTY AND EXONERATE THE INNOCENT IF
YOU GIVE THEM MORE MONEY.)) RUNS=:19


In fact, Scheck believes Virginia's lab is one of the top two in the nation.
But director Paul Ferrara's NOT one to beg.
The problem, as Scheck told the state Crime Commission, is wasted potential.
DNA samples from felons and crime scenes that haven't been entered into any data bank.
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((VIRGINIA'S BEEN COLLECTING THESE SAMPLES SINCE 1989. AND STORING THEM IN FREEZERS LIKE THIS. 122- THOUSAND SAMPLES HAVE YET TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DATA BANKS.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: AND JUST KNOWING THAT THEY WERE GOING INTO THOSE FREEZERS THAT WE ALSO SAW, FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER, JUST TO SIT THERE.))
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So now, lawmakers must put a price tag on the best path to justice science has yet to offer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Warner-Abortion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Democrat Mark Warner's had a lonely summer on the campaign trail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But today in Richmond, some signs of life at a luncheon courting female voters.
Warner got a good reaction to a speech that included his first major references to abortion.
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU SEE, I TRUST YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, AND YOUR GOD WITH THE MOST PERSONAL OF ALL DECISIONS. applause fade))
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VO-NAT


Mark Warner says he also supports freedom of access to abortion clinics.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=John Warner


Senator John Warner has voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal.
He's also voted to keep women in the U-S Armed Forces from having abortions, even at their own expense.

Roberts


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Independent congressional candidate Tom Roberts accuses incumbent Rick Boucher of trying to hide his record, after the congressman called Roberts' campaign a "NON-campaign."
Roberts is upset that
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;

Boucher told News-7 the same standards for the presidential debates should apply in the Ninth District.
Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is being EXCLUDED from the presidential debates.
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((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THAT'S ONE MORE ATTEMPT TO KEEP INFORMATION OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, AND I THINK THAT IS BAD FOR THE PUBLIC. AND IF BOUCHER WAS REALLY, REALLY HAD THE INTEREST OF THE NINTH DISTRICT IN MIND HE WOULD INCLUDE US IN THE DEBATE.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Rick Boucher


Boucher says his staff has been working with republican challenger Patrick Muldoon's campaign to schedule a debate.
Boucher says he's barely given ROBERTS a thought, but no details have been finalized.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Tobacco

A symposium in Roanoke this week could be the beginning of an unlikely alliance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

Tobacco growers and health advocates are meeting at the Hotel Roanoke to try and find a way to work together. One doctor from Martinsville says he joined the panel discussion because he wanted to understand where tobacco growers were coming from.
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((WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO DO THIS, IS TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS TO HELP OUR FARMERS AND TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES THAT WILL NOT BE A THREAT TO THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Tobacco

At today's session, growers supported laws to prevent teen smoking...And asked health advocates to help them keep foreign tobacco off the U.S. market.



Stocks


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


The Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates unchanged. That decision today surprised Wall Street.
The Dow jumped 50 points but then retreated, finishing the session down 21 points.
NASDAQ was up nearly four points.
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Fishing-Pier


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=None


For decades, Smith Mountain Lake has been a popular destination for local anglers, and now fishermen will enjoy even greater access to the lake's resources.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, you no longer need a boat to go after those deep water bass.
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(( They've been talking about it for fifteen years, but only in the past two months has the dream become a reality.
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((ONE, TWO, THREE...))
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State natural resources secretary Becky Norton Dunlop helped dedicate the first public access fishing pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The 100- thousand dollar project was funded with proceeds from the sale of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel across the state.
Now, the fishermen who helped pay those taxes can start reeling in the benefits.
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((WILLIAM WOODFIN/GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: PEOPLE ENJOY FISHING AND THEY LIKE COMING OUT AND THE CAMARADERIE OF GETTING OUT. SOMETIMES THEY'LL COMPLAIN THEY DIDN'T CATCH A FISH, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THEY JUST ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING OUT AND FISHING.))
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The new pier is 110 feet long, with a forty-foot "T" section at the end.
Slightly graded ramps make it handicapped accessible.
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((Park officials are also excited about the deep water access the new pier will provide. Now, if a fisherman doesn't have access to a boat to get out on the lake, they can still enjoy the deep water experience by casting from the end of the pier.))
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((BRIAN HEFT/PARK MANAGER: WE'RE IN ABOUT TWELVE FEET OF WATER AT THE END OF THE PIER, SHORT CAST AWAY IS ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET, SO, GOOD COVE TO FISH IN, THEY'VE CAUGHT BIG STRIPERS HERE. THE FISH ARE HERE, WE JUST NEED THE FISHERMEN.))
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Once word gets out, that probably won't be a problem.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight on the big 7, Dan Marino is out for possibly a month with a broken ankle.
D.A. Weibring charms the folks at this year's Tee Off for Sight.
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And Roy Stanley checks in from Blacksburg where the Hokies talk about being underdogs to Syracuse this weekend.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


The Virginia Tech Hokies are establishing quite a collection a Big East Honors three weeks into the season, but this week's game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is the one that will go a long way toward determining the team's season.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((The Hokies are 3 and 0 after last weeks win over Rutgers in Blacksburg.
In that game Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller passed for 282 yards and one touchdown and he rushed for 53 yards for a total of 335 yards of total offense.
And Druckenmiller is the Big East offensive player of the week.)) ((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: )) ((The mistakes must be few if the Hokies are able to pull off the upset at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
The Orangemen are 0 and 2 on the season the same situation the Hokies were in at this point last year.
And while the Hokies are 3 and 0 and sporting the longest winning streak in the country they will be the underdog at Syracuse.)) ((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((CORNEL BROWN/TECH LINEBACKER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-Dolphins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=dolphins


The Miami Dolphins were hoping for the best and fearing the worst when Dan Marino left last night's loss to the Colts in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
Unfortunately, today's MRI exam came back positive.
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((JIMMY JOHNSON/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-16
GRAPHIC=Tee Off Sight


The 15-th annual Tee Off for Sight golf tournament was held at Hunting Hills this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


This years guest pro was veteran D.A. Weibring.
Because of Bells Palsy Weibring has played a limited schedule this season but he's won twice including the Greater Hartford Open and he's earned over 315-thousand dollars.
Today Weibring will join the valley's club champions in the charity event.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


Radford University has named Mike Anderson the school's new men's tennis coach.
Anderson has coached in the USTA's adult leagues since 1985.
He inherits a team that includes 8 letterman.
Anderson replaces Bruce Harrison who is now at VMI.

S-Date


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=TENNIS


In one other tennis item this evening, the first Japanese woman to ever reach the top ten rankings is quitting.
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VO-NAT eng#


Kimiko Date says she's decided to retire at the ripe old age of 26.
Date was a semifinalist at Wimbledon this year, but the 5-foot-4 player says she's gone as far as she can against bigger, stronger opponents.
Her highest ranking was number-four in the world in November of 1995.
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S-Ball


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


If you think the wildcard races in the major leagues are getting wild, nothing beats this wild behavior.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00


Today in Baltimore, Orioles fan Dan Jones sold the ball that Eddie Murray hit for his 500th career homer for $500 thousand dollars.
The man who bought the ball is Michael Lasky the founder of the Psychic Friends Network.
Unfortunately, this has created a sports memorabilia frenzy.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=mlb logo


The man who has the homerun ball Cal Ripken Jr hit in his 21 hundred and 30th game now wants to sell it for 1 million bucks.

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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#Promo
GRAPHIC=None


Last night we told you about some Roanoke County residents still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Fran.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


And tonight, they're taking their case to the Roanoke County Supervisors.
Talent=Jean
SUPER=@Jean1;


The residents of Trevilian (tre-VIL-yun) Road lost their water
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when the storm dumped heavy rain on western Virginia. They now have temporary service, but a permanent solution will cost each family thousands of dollars
Tonight they're appealing to the supervisors for help.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have a complete wrap up of today's 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 we hope you'll join us for News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ. Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom