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ANCHOR=Keith

County authorities think they've solved a fatal car- bombing that goes back more than 20-years.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we hear from the prosecutor.
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VO-NAT


And we see the aftermath of another high-speed chase overnight.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, The Umpires are working this afternoon's game in Cleveland we'll take a look at our Friday Football Extra schedule.
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And one of the games down in Daleville will put Lord Botetourt's Wesley Cox and the Cavaliers against the Salem Spartans.
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WX-Head
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Bundle up for those high school games tonight. Not much wind but it will be cold, cold cold.

Car-Bomb


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's been more than 20 years since what police call a racially-motivated car bombing killed a baby and injured two other people in Roanoke County. Today the County Sheriff's Department made an arrest in connection with the incident.
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Jay Moore joins us with the story.
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Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


A routine traffic stop turned into much more in Roanoke early this morning.
Police say an officer pulled a 45- year- old man over for weaving and told the driver to step outside out of his van.
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But the man jumped back in and fled, prompting a high speed chase through northeast Roanoke that ended when the man crashed his van into a telephone pole.
At one point, the suspect blew through two red lights and ran into a fence.
A patrol car blocked him in, but he rammed it twice to get away.
The man faces several charges, including Drunk Driving.
Police say he's a habitual offender.
He's at Roanoke Memorial Hospital tonight with unknown injuries.
One officer hurt his hand trying to help the driver after he crashed.
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Cook


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Copy


The parents of a Danville teenager are seeking charges against a local police officer.
Deborah Moran believes excessive force was used when her 17- year old step-son was picked up this week for allegedly violating probation.
Moran took her accusations to a magistrate who issued a warrant against officer Doyle Cook. Cook has been with the department for nearly 10- years.
Moran says her step-son was choked, bruised and scratched.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris declined comment because the case is pending in court.

Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=EQU
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


Waiters, bartenders, and other tip workers listen up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The fate of your hourly wage is now in the hands of Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association asked for his interpretation of the new minimum wage.
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The Attorney General is expected to give his opinion within 90 days.
Meanwhile, tip workers' wages are frozen at two-dollars-and-13-cents an hour.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- big plans for one museum's future--but did it cost the executive director his job?
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and on this cool autumn day, a group of high schoolers takes a trip into the desert--
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((WE CALL IT A ZERIC, OR DRY COMMUNITY AND SO THAT'S WHAT GIVES YOU THIS AND MAINTAINS IT. ))
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They didn't have to travel far, and we'll explain why.
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Frontier


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=None


The Board of Trustees at the Museum of American Frontier Culture says the museum is at a crossroads.
Board members say a new leader is needed to take the organization into the 21st century.
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The man who's held the job for 11 years, Walter (Higher) Hayer, resigned yesterday, apparently under some pressure from the board.
A spokesman says while Hayer (Higher) did a good job, supporters of the living history museum hope for big things.
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((SUE HANSON/INTERIM DIRECTOR: I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THE PRESENCE OF THE MUSEUM FROM A REGIONAL PRESENCE TO A NATIONAL PRESENCE AND THEY WOULD LIKE ALSO TO EXPAND CERTAIN AREAS OF THE MUSEUM.)) ((JOE GRANDSTAFF/MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FRONTIER CULTURE: AND FIND SOMEONE THAT WILL HAVE THE LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES TO TAKE US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND CREATE THE SECOND PHASE OF THIS MUSEUM WHETHER THAT'S NEW EXHIBITS OR EDUCATIONAL; INSTITUTIONS WITHIN OUR FACILITY HERE.))
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The museum includes living history exhibits of working farms from 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
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Desert


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=None


It may not seem possible... but there's a desert in Franklin County... full of cacti and other similar plants.
You really need to see it to believe it... and Scott Prince takes care of that in this report.
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((These Franklin County High School students are walking out on their first class... and heading to the desert.
But they'll definitely be back for second period.
You see, they're hiking up Bald Knob... located right behind the school.
And once at the top... it looks like a mirage... but it's for real.
Desert- like plants are actually growing in Rocky Mount.
The reason-- this granite outrock is storing sun light... and giving off radiant heat.
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((J.D. MITCHELL/FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: I JUST DIDN'T REALIZE THIS AREA WAS SO UNIQUE... AND THE VEGETATION THAT GROWS HERE. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY DIFFERENT. ))
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((KIM KING/FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: THIS IS NOT ONE OF THE PLACES YOU EXPECT TO FIND CACTUS YOU KNOW-- JUST RIGHT HERE AT YOUR BACK DOOR. ))
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Ferrum College biology professor Bob Pohlad led the expedition.
Aside from the hundreds of cactus plants, he showed them other unique life thriving on the rocks-- like this tiny fern... possibly three decades old.
But once he took a few steps off the granite, he found some very familiar vegetation.
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((IT'S A WILD ONION. SAME GENUS. SAME SCIENTIFIC NAME AS THE ONIONS WE SEE BUT THAT'S GROWING UP HERE. ))
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The wild onion may not survive through the winter.
But surprisingly, the desert plants probably will... especially if there's lots of snow fall.
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((DR. BOB POHLAD/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: SNOW WOULD SIT UP HERE LONGER, BUT A LOT OF TIMES THE SNOW PROVIDES A BLANKET LAYER. SO IT'S WARMER UNDERNEATH. SO A LOT OF THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS WILL ACTUALLY THRIVE UNDERNEATH A LAYER OF SNOW. ))
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The entire trip through the Rocky Mount desert lasted only about an hour... but many of the students said they'd be back.
They say it's not exactly the Mojave... but it's the closest thing to it in this neck of the woods.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))

Bassett-Furniture


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Southside furniture maker accused of copying a competitor's design has reached an out- of- court settlement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;


Bassett Furniture has agreed to discontinue production of its "Legacy" line.
Thomasville Furniture says it bears too close a resemblance to its American Revival Furniture Group.
In return, Thomasville is dropping its claim for three times the profits Bassett has made on Legacy furniture.
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Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A Roanoke County company is contemplating a move to "The Big Board".
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VO-NAT
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Optical Cable has polled shareholders about being listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and they apparently approve.
The company wants to take its stock off Nasdaq, where it's currently traded.
It says on that exchange, there are too many opportunities to do what's called "selling short." That can drive down the price of a company's stock.
Optical Cable has been a Wall Street favorite ever since it went public last Spring.
At one point it sold at more than 130- dollars- a- share.
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Stocks


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


The stock market took off today in another record-breaking session.
The Dow jumped 60 points to close at 59 hundred 92.
NASDAQ gained 14 and a half points.
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Covington


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Radford University


Radford University has weathered some negative publicity over the last couple of years, but it apparently hasn't hurt fundraising efforts.
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VO-NAT
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President Douglas Covington released an annual report from his first year in office.
It reveals nearly three million dollars in donations, making it Radford's second- best fundraising year.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: WE WANT TO GET MORE GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AND WE WANT TO GET MORE PRIVATE GIFTS SO THAT WE CAN EXPAND OUR ECONOMIC BASE, OUR REVENUE BASE FOR THE UNIVERSITY. AND WE BELIEVE THAT THIS YEAR A SIGNIFICANT STRIDE WAS MADE IN THAT DIRECTION. ))
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Officials also outlined Radford's master plan, which includes various building projects including a student center addition and expanded athletic facilities.
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Covington says he wants to make Radford more student- centered and public service- oriented.
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POLO-CUP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Annual Roanoke Symphony Polo Cup takes tomorrow at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


This year the match-up pits team Michelob against Team Grand Interiors.
Green Hill Park is the traditional site for the match, since the late Marion Via donated funds to maintain a polo field there.
Last year's event grossed around 100 thousand dollars, and this year they hope to raise the same amount.
Is there as much controversy in refereeing Polo as there has been in baseball?
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((IVOR STODDARD/POLO UMPIRE: I DON'T THINK SO. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CALLS THAT PEOPLE HAVEN'T LIKED AND PROBABLY WON A GAME. BUT I GO BY THE RULES AND I CALL IT AS I SEE IT. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Park gates open at 10:00am, the match itself gets underway at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Salem and Lord Botetourt will square off tonight in a key Blue Ridge District game.
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And the Virginia Cavaliers talk about their big game at Georgia Tech this weekend.
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=FFe Logo


One of the big games tonight pits two Blue Ridge District unbeatens in Lord Botetourt and Salem.
Steve Mason is down in Daleville for a chat with Cavalier Head coach Andy Ward.
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S-FFE


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WRITER=Mike
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S-UVA


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


The Virginia Cavaliers hit the road this week for an A-C-C showdown against Georgia Tech.
Virginia is 4 and 0 after last weeks rout of Texas in Charlottesville.
The victory moved the Cavaliers to the 12-th spot in the A-P Poll.
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The Cavaliers haven't had much time to talk about that victory and their ranking in the polls.
Their main topic of discussion since the win over Texas is this weeks opponent Georgia Tech.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets kick if off Saturday at 3:30 in Atlanta.

S-Others


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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The Keydets of V-M-I hit the road this Saturday for a game at Georgia Southern.
V-M-I is 0 and 4 on the season.
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Ferrum will try and bounce back from last weeks loss to nationally ranked Rowan.
The Panthers take their 0 and 3 record on the road for a game at Newport News.

S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=none
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Your Hometown station has an ACC, Big East doubleheader for you tomorrow.
The day gets started at Noon with Maryland hosting NC State in College Park.
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Then at 3:30 - the unbeaten West Virginia Mountaineers welcome Boston College to Morgantown. Catch both games right here on WDBJ tomorrow.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/INDIANS


The defending American League champions are back home this afternoon hoping a change of scenery can keep their season afloat as they host the Orioles in game three.
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So far, this game has been anything but a pitcher's duel as the Indians Manny Ramirez lifts this homerun off Mike Mussina into the left field seats to give Cleveland a 2-to-1 lead in the second.
The long ball action would fire back up in the fourth when B.J. Surhoff hit his third homer of the series, a three run shot to right.
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Right now the game is in the bottom of the sixth inning and it's all tied up at 4 a piece.
If Baltimore wins the series is over.
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S-MLB


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


The major league umpires did not strike today as promised. Instead they reluctantly called the Orioles and Indians game after they were ordered to stay on the job by a federal judge this morning.
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((JERRY CRAWFORD/NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE:))
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Elsewhere today - former Pittsburgh skipper Jim Leyland was introduced as the new manager of the Florida Marlins.
He signed a lucrative five year deal.
Meanwhile, the Astros handed Terry Collins a pick slip.
Collins was fired today and he will be replaced by former big leaguer and current broadcaster Larry Dierker.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech are losing their leading Scorer, Michelle Hollister.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


Head coach Carol Alfano said the junior is withdrawing from school for personal reasons.
Hollister averaged just over 17 points and 9 rebounds per game. She also averaged an impressive 49 point 2 percent shooting on the season. Hollister was also second team all Atlantic 10.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
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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 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 W-D-B-J. Talent=Keith