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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Murder arrests in Maryland in the death of an elderly Galax man.
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VO-NAT


And your typical con man might just be a middle-aged woman out to fleece the unsuspecting mark.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, our weekly Monday night report from UVa, bad news for the Carolina Panthers, and a couple of firings in the major leagues tonight as Kevin Kennedy,
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and Jim Fregosi get the axe from the Redsox and Phillies
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Galax-Murder


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


A New River Valley couple is behind bars in MARYLAND... accused of killing one of their elderly Galax neighbors.
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VO-NAT


Police aren't saying why... but they believe 37- year- old Charles Howard... and his 21- year old wife (TEE-sha) Tisha, are responsible for the city's second murder of the year.
A week and a half ago, 79- year- old Willie Goins was found at his home, with multiple stab wounds to his chest.
Charles and Tisha Howard were the main suspects in the killing, but they left town after Goins' body was discovered.
Police found them in Tacoma Park, Maryland.
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((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THEY WERE ARRESTED BY MARYLAND AUTHORITIES AT APPROXIMATELY 11:45 P.M. ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH. AND WILL BE EXTRADITED TO VIRGINIA FOR TRIAL.))
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ANCHOR=keith
SS=Murder Investigation


The couple lives just a few houses down from the murder scene.
And Tisha Howard was a distant relative of the victim.

Pulaski-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Three men are charged with capital murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of a Pulaski County man. Investigators say 43- year- old Elmer Fisher was stabbed and held under water last week near this spot along the New River.
31- year- old Eddie Gibson was apprehended Saturday in Richmond, 27- year- old Joseph Graham Junior was picked up Friday night in Tazewell and, 22- year- old Darick Wetzel was arrested at his home in Pulaski County.
Police think the killing may have stemmed from some kind of dispute between the men.
The three suspects were arraigned and assigned court appointed attorneys today. They are being held without bond in the Pulaski County Jail.
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Elderly-Scam


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Scam


It could happen to your wife, sister or EVEN grandmother.
Each year, con artists talk elderly women out of thousands of dollars.
Teresa Hamilton reports, two separate incidents are now under investigation in Roanoke and Henry County.
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(( Grocery stores and shopping centers are open season.
Authorities say a con artist will typically scan the parking lot searching for an elderly woman--travelling alone.
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((ANN TURNER:IT'S TERRIBLE THAT PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING THAT DON'T BELONG TO THEM, THEY WANT SOMETHING THEY DON'T WORK FOR. ))
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((LATOYA PRESTON:ME PERSONALLY, IF IT EVER HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER OR GRANDMOTHER I'D BE UPSET ABOUT IT. ))
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Believe it or not, con artists are often average looking women in their 40's and 50's.
In fact, it was two women, last week, who talked a 70- year old Henry County woman out of 300- dollars.
Days later, two women claiming to sell stock for a department store, struck in Roanoke.
There the two conned a 77- year old woman out of several thousand dollars. take su
For every victim who steps forward, authorities believe there are just as many who remain silent.
Victims are often too embarrassed to report what happened. end su
Authorities say the cases that are reported are often difficult to prosecute.
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IN Q=They're hard

((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE VICTIMS ARE USUALLY ELDERLY, HARD OF HEARING OR SEEING, DESCRIPTION IS LIMITED, THINGS LIKE THAT USUALLY HANDICAP US.))
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Nester does have advice. He says educate elderly loved ones and always remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE
Still to come on News 7 at 6---a kinder and gentler T-V debate for the U-S

Senate candidates.
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and residents of an Clifton Forge apartment building cry foul when they find themselves temporarily out of their homes.
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Monty-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A Montgomery County man died in a fire at a mobile home this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.


A trailer in the 32-hundred block of Mount Zion Road caught fire at about 4:30.
The Blacksburg fire chief says they found a man in a back room of the building.
He apparently died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have not yet released his name.
Officials believe he was the only person in the home at the time.
No word on what caused the fire.
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Senate-Debate


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


The good news for voters is that truthfulness and marital fidelity are NOT focal points of this year's Senate campaign.
The bad news is the issues alone are a little boring.
Ellen Qualls takes the temperature of the race after the second debate.
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(( Warm.
These guys are definitely heating up, but they are not hot.
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((MARK WARNER: JOHN THOSE ARE GREAT IDEAS. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS. JOHN WARNER: ONE SECOND INTERVENTION. FIGHTING A DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED CONGRESS AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. applause))
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That over getting rid of the IRS.
But the Warner versus Warner race boils down to one thing -- whether to fire John Warner.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: FINALLY I'M IN A POSITION OF SENIORITY TO GET SOME THINGS DONE FOR VIRGINIA AND I'M GONNA DO IT.))
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So Mark Warner keeps hammering away at the votes he highlights in his ads -- perceived slights to education and Medicare.
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((MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO PUT OFF MASSIVE TAX RELIEF UNTIL WE GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER. WE CAN'T HAVE BOTH. PEOPLE ARE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU CAN'T PROMISE MAJOR TAX CUTS AND AT THE SAME TIME BALANCE THE BUDGET, AND THE SAME TIME NOT CUT EDUCATION PROBLEMS. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.))
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It's not the scandal- tainted, mud-wrestle of Robb versus North in 1994.
So far, it's not the come from behind upset that George Allen pulled off in 1993.
And it's definitely not the history- making election of Doug Wilder in 1989.
So far Warner versus Warner has remained a polite exercise in jutting jaws over who can make the tough decisions.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

L'burg-Sewer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


President Clinton is expected to sign a bill that will deliver 20 million dollars in sewer repair money to Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


The money, part of the Water Resources Development Act, will help the city pay for its combined sewer overflow project.
That 20- year, 200- million dollar program is revamping Lynchburg's sewer system to comply with E-P-A regulations.
City officials said today any help the federal government can provide will be gladly accepted.
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SOT 2:59:15
IN Q=We, again, have

((TERRY REID/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE AGAIN HAVE EMPHASIZED IN OUR TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, THAT THE CITY HAS DONE ITS PART IN SPENDING ITS SHARE OF THE FUNDING, IT WAS TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP TO THE PLATE AND HELP US OUT.)) ((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WHAT IT WILL DO IN THE LONG TERM FOR THE CITY IS WE'LL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM SO MUCH FASTER, THAT THIS BURDEN WILL NOT BE PLACED ON THE RATEPAYERS TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW.))
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VO-NAT


Booth says additional requests for federal funding will be made in the future.
The city of Richmond also received 20 million dollars for help in renovating its sewer system.
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Wipe wipe wipe

Griffin-Pipe


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A Lynchburg company that builds cast iron sewer pipes laid off more than 60 workers this weekend.
Employees in Griffin Pipe's soil pipe division were told Friday that that would be their last day on the job.
Griffin said it was a corporate decision to close the department with no advance warning to its workers.
The affected employees represent less than 20 percent of the hourly workforce at the plant.
Some of them may be eligible for rehire when jobs open up in other parts of the plant.
Griffin says a declining market share forced it to discontinue its soil pipe division.
Soil pipe is used mostly in household plumbing.
The larger, iron pressure pipe used in sewer systems will continue to be a mainstay of the plant's output.
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Alleghany-Building


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


A 2 million dollar renovation project for a historic Clifton Forge building has some residents feeling like small change.
They say progress could leave them homeless. City officials say all they need is a little patience.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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IN Q=Louise Montgomery says
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00
SUPER=01-Louise Montgomery/Former Tenant; :19
SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Economic Development Authority; :47
SUPER=@Eric1; :55
SUPER=01-Doody Morris/Vice Mayor; 1:18
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OUT Q=EE, News 7

((Louise Montgomery says a promise is a promise. She says the Alleghany Housing Alliance told her she'll have to move out of the Alleghany Building while it's being renovated... but the Alliance promised to make up the difference in her rent, and pay the deposit on her utilities. She says she moved, and the money wasn't there.
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IN Q=my deposits

((LOUISE MONTGOMERY/FORMER TENANT; MY DEPOSITS ARE DUE, I CANNOT STAY IN THE HOUSE THAT I'M IN, UNLESS I HAVE THE MONEY ))
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OUT Q=have the money

Two other tenants say they're in the same situation...but economic development officials say the problem is the tenants moved too soon. The Housing Alliance closed the deal on the building just 2 weeks ago, and residents were told they couldn't be reimbursed for anything, until the final paperwork on the project's funding is finished. That could take another couple of months.
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IN Q=I think jumping the gun

((GLYNN LOOPE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; I THINK JUMPING THE GUN IS A FAIR ASSUMPTION, AND IT'S OBVIOUS THESE FOLKS ARE GOING TO GET CHECKS TO HELP THEM DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD, IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF TIME ))
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OUT Q=just a question of time

STANDUP 12:33:11 But residents say they couldn't wait for the funding to become available, they say conditions here are so bad, they had to get out now. file video You can see what it was like here two years ago during a tour for members of the Appalachian Regional commission... Residents say it's gone downhill since then. The ones who left say even though they moved out early, they feel the housing alliance owes them some help.
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IN Q=I think what we're

((DOODY MORRIS, VICE MAYOR; I THINK WHAT WE'RE RUNNING INTO IS A LACK OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THESE RESIDENTS AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. I THINK WE'LL GET THIS STRAIGHTENED OUT REAL SOON, AS FAR AS BEING TREATED UNFAIRLY, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE OF THAT YET.))
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Morris and other city officials say they're urging the residents and housing authority sit down and work things out... They say they want to make sure everyone is taken care of. Eric Earnhart, News 7 ))

Stocks


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

On Wall Street the Dow was up nine points, closing at 58 hundred 82. NASDAQ was down three points.
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Transport-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=None


New River Valley leaders believe better transportation links will help bring more businesses to their region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


A summit today centered on several themes, including building an intermodal park in Dublin.
SUPER=@File;


Intermodal parks make carrying freight more efficient by providing a facility where cargo can be easily switched from a rail car to a truck.
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SOT 11:00:08
IN Q=There's a lot

((HIAWATHA NICELY/PULASKI ENCOURAGING PROGRESS: THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY NOW, TAKING FREIGHT TO THE PORTS OF HAMPTON ROADS. THERE'S A LOT MOVING BACK AND FORTH. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET ON THE INTERSTATE ANY DAY NOW, AND SEE HOW THE ROADS ARE ON 81 NORTH AND SOUTH AND ON 77, AND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS FINDING A BETTER WAY TO OFF LOAD THAT MATERIAL.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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The group called Pulaski Encouraging Progress says it's still trying to find funding for the project.

Explore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Explore Logo


A major gift will bring a new welcome center to Virginia's Explore Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This afternoon, the park announced a half- million dollar donation from members of the Taubman family.
The seven- thousand square foot building will be named in memory of Arthur Taubman, the Roanoke civic leader and businessman who built Advance Auto into a nationwide chain.
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IN Q=My grandfather

((MARC TAUBMAN: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A GREAT BELIEVER IN EDUCATION FOR ALL AND HE WAS ALSO A GREAT BELIEVER IN THE ROANOKE COMMUNITY. AND WE FEEL THAT GIVING THIS MONEY TO THE EXPLORE PARK REALLY FURTHERS EDUCATION FOR EVERYBODY IN THE ROANOKE COMMUNITY.))
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VO-NAT


Construction on the spur from the Blue Ridge Parkway is now under way.
Officials hope the new welcome center will be completed by the time the road opens next fall.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, the major league season just ended, but two managers have already lost their jobs today, the top senior golfers are invading the Homestead,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Roy Stanley checks in from Charlottesville with our Monday night UVa report.
We'll hear from Tiki Barber right after this.
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S-Phillies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=PHILLIES


The major league season ended yesterday, the playoffs begin tomorrow so, a couple of teams decided to use this dead period to clean house.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00


The Phillies fired manager Jim Fregosi this afternoon after three straight losing seasons.
Fregosi says he leaves behind a lot of friends in the city of brotherly love.
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((JIM FREGOSI/FIRED BY PHILLIES:))
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S-RedSox


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=REDSOX LOGO


In Boston, Kevin Kennedy was released today - a year after winning the AL East title and almost winning manager of the year honors for the Redsox.
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((DAN DUQUETTE/RED SOX GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Dan Duquette/Red Sox General Manager; :00
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OUTCUE-...A CHANGE."
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VF96-1
GRAPHIC=Virginia Logo


Last Saturday against Texas, The Virginia Cavaliers played a complete game on both sides of the ball.
But the offensive unit really came out hit with a new attitude against the Horns.
Roy Stanley has more from Charlottesville.
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S-Dallas


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


The Dallas Cowboys try to salvage the first fourth of their season tonight as they take on the Eagles in Philadelphia.
Emmitt Smith should be healthier than he's been all season.
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((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The news is not so good for running back Tim Biakabatuka.
The Panthers rookie star is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in left knee yesterday against the Jaguars.
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S-Golf


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


The top senior golfers in the world are in Hot Springs tonight getting ready for tomorrow's Merrill Lynch Shootout at the Cascades.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Last Year;:00


Defending champ Dave Stockton leads this year's field that also includes J.C. Snead and yesterday's Vantage winner Jim Colbert.
Practice begins at 10 and the event gets started at 11 tomorrow morning, and best of all it is open to the public and absolutely free.
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S-Earnhardt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=WILKESBORO


Jeff Gordon won his tenth race of the season yesterday as they closed the Winston Cup book forever at North Wilkesboro.
SS=charlotte


The circuit now heads to Charlotte for this weekend's UAW GM Quality 500.
Qualifying gets underway on Wednesday night and the race is set for Saturday.
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pinnacle board
And with just four races left in the season, Gordon's chasers have some work to do.
Labonte and Jarrett still have a legitimate shot but Earnhardt's chances are fading fast now that he's 351 points back. But don't be surprised if he makes some noise this week at Charlotte. wipe to sound bite
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