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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Jean

He heads up a local health department but he's NOT licensed to practice medicine in Virginia.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, Ellen Qualls brings us the story of Dr. Thomas Coleman.
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and an 18 year old faces second degree murder charges after last week's fatal car accident in Botetourt County.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=mike
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Tonight in sports, The Redskins sign a veteran wide receiver, Steve Mason checks in as Express camp continues at the RoundHouse.
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And the Hokies announce that Marcus Parker is coming back this weekend, while Cornell Brown is out for two to three weeks with a knee injury.
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WX-Head
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A Flash Flood watch goes into effect tomorrow as tropical moisture surges into the Virginia's. Details just ahead.

Health-Director


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-78
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The public health director who oversees Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick Counties is NOT licensed to practice medicine in Virginia.
That's against the Virginia state code.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave;


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
How big a deal is this?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave;
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Depends on who you talk to.
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Dr. Thomas Coleman has been on the job since February first.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner; :35
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(( He's licensed in North Carolina, but he did NOT apply for his Virginia license until ten days ago.
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((DR. TOM COLEMAN/SOUTHSIDE HEALTH DIRECTOR: IT'S IN ALL HONESTY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS PUT ON THE TO-DO LIST...IT WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT I FAILED TO DO ... PERMANENT EMPLOYEE.))
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Sounds innocent enough.
But when Allen- appointed health commissioner Randy Gordon says he found out, on the same day Coleman filed for his license, he put Farmville's director in charge of Coleman's district.
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((RANDY GORDON/VA. HEALTH COMMISSIONER: DR. COLEMAN HAS BROUGHT LEADERSHIP... PAY HIM FOR THE LEADERSHIP, AND THE MANAGEMENT, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.))
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That pay is an annual salary of over 93- thousand dollars a year.
So the non- leadership, strictly doctoring functions are being performed by other doctors, who are paid on a contract to cover for Coleman. 03:53:54 ((THE LAW IN VIRGINIA'S NOT BEING FOLLOWED. THE LAW IS VERY, VERY CLEAR, UNEQUIVOCAL, IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS...I DON'T KNOW.))
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((DR. COLEMAN: I CAN... COVERTLY I'VE DECEIVED ANYBODY.))
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Dr. Coleman says he has NOT written prescriptions, seen patients, or dispensed advice.
That would be a felony.
We checked Dr. Coleman's license in North Carolina.
He has NO suspensions, revocations, or probations.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave

Jean question:How quickly will he get his license?
Anecdotally, I've been told it could be seven or eight weeks.
Officially, it could take longer.

Obremski


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-70
GRAPHIC=Michael Obremski


Michael Obremski now faces another 45 years in prison for making threatening, obscene phone calls to young girls in Roanoke.
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This morning, he pleaded guilty to 6 counts of threatening to abduct and molest young girls over the telephone.
Obremski got their names from the newspaper. Investigators testified they found a list of 450 names when they searched his apartment.
The commonwealth's attorney says she considers this a violent crime, and will ask for substantial prison time.
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((BETTY JO ANTHONY, DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE FEEL THAT IT'S WARRANTED IN THIS CASE. THE LIVES OF THESE LITTLE GIRLS, SOMETIMES AS YOUNG AS 9 YEARS OLD, WERE VERY ADVERSELY AFFECTED, IT'S A VIOLENT CRIME IN TERMS OF INTERFERING WITH THEIR LIVES.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Obremski will be sentenced in November.
He's already been sentenced to 15 years in prison for similar charges in Roanoke County and he faces indictments in Botetourt County.

Death-Appeals


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court

The U-S Supreme Court today refused to hear the appeals of three Virginia death row inmates. The justices did not comment in rejecting the appeals of Lem Tuggle, Christopher Goins and Michael Williams. Tuggle is the last survivor of a six-inmate gang that pulled off the largest death-row escape in U-S history in 1984.
He was sentenced to die for the 1983 rape and murder of a woman in Smyth County.
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Christopher Goins killed five people in a Richmond apartment in 1994. The victims were relatives of a 14-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant with Goins' child.
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Talent=Jean
SS=US Supreme Court


Michael Williams was sentenced to die for the 1993 murders of a Cumberland County couple.


220-Ax


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


If TIMMY STOCKS is convicted of all the charges against him, he could receive a sentence of more than 30 years behind bars.
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The 18- year- old allegedly led police on a high speed chase near the Gala section of Botetourt County.
Fearing for the safety of other motorists on Route 220, authorities say they stopped their pursuit after 6 minutes.
But officials say Stocks never let- up on the gas, and slammed into 2 other cars.
The crash killed 29- year- old Timothy Wayne Mays of Covington.
Now Stocks faces second degree murder charges along with 2 other felonies.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS PARTICULAR SECOND DEGREE MURDER CARRIES A MAXIMUM OF 20 YEARS, SO IT'S AN ADDITIONAL 10 YEARS WE HAVE TO WORK WITH. PLUS ELUDING A POLICE OFFER AND THERE'S A POSSIBLE 20 YEARS ON THE GRAND LARCENY. ))
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Stocks is in the Botetourt County jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Lynchburg-General


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
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Lynchburg police say the theft of four canisters of nitrous oxide over the weekend is no laughing matter.
Someone broke into a storage area at Lynchburg General Hospital and removed the tanks, each weighing about 200 pounds.
Authorities say the nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas", can be deadly if inhaled in great amounts.
There's also a danger of explosion if the canisters are dropped.
Anyone with information about the theft should call the Lynchburg police.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--we'll have a live report as Senator John Warner brings his re-election campaign to Roanoke County.
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and it's a last minute scramble for those who have not yet registered to vote in next month's election.
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John-Warner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=John Warner

Senator John Warner took his re-election campaign to Hollins College today, bringing some Texas muscle to back him up.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson came along to bolster Warner's campaign.
Double Boxes=Jean and Eric /Microwave


Eric Earnhart joins us from Hollins College.
Eric, Warner is ahead in the polls, why does he need help from Hutchinson?
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Truancy


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke City educators hope playing hooky... gets the hook.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning, superintendent Wayne Harris announced that the school system will receive a Federal grant worth more than 385- thousand dollars.
The money will be used for a new program called "Reduce Truancy Now."
The 2- year project will focus on making sure YOUNGER students understand the importance of staying in school.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: AT THIS POINT WE BELIEVE IF WE CAN WORK WITH YOUNGSTERS EARLY, THAT WE WORK WITH THEIR PARENTS EARLY, THAT THEY WILL ESTABLISH A PATTERN OF UNDERSTANDING A NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL. SO OUR EFFORTS ARE REALLY TO BEGIN AT THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL. ))
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ANCHOR=jean
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The grant comes from the Safe and Drug- Free Schools and Communities Federal Activities Program.
Nationwide... only 30 school districts received similar funding.

City-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Leaders of Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood say the success of Henry Street renovations are tied to the future of the Old Dumas Hotel.
Today, they urged city council to see that the building is returned to its former owners.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Council was considering whether to forgive a 200-thousand loan that helped pay for the renovation of the Building, now known as the Henry Street Music Center.
Gainsboro leaders wanted the city to reclaim the title to the property and then sell it back to the previous owners.
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(( ))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Roanoke City Seal


The five members of council at today's meeting voted to make the loan a grant.
Total Action Against Poverty will retain ownership of the building.

Best


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=None


Best Products is closing almost half of its catalog showrooms.
That's more than 80 stores, in 19 states.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The Best showroom in Roanoke will stay open.
The only store in Virginia that's closing is in Springfield.
The company is also closing three of its four distribution centers.
About 45-hundred people will lose their jobs, two weeks after Best filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Talent=Jean
SS=None


One Richmond retail analyst, Ken Gassman, says he thinks Best will be out of business by the end of next year.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
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On Wall Street the Dow was above six-thousand for the first time ever during today's session, but ended UP losing 13 points at the close.
NASDAQ did set a record, up three points today.
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Voter-Registration


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


The deadline has come and gone for registering to vote in the November election.
Steve Smallshaw tells us hundreds of last-minute applicants got in under the wire today.
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((REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, HOW MAY I HELP YOU?))
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It's been a tough week to be a voter registrar.
Even after signing up more than 600 would- be voters in the last four days, Lynchburg's registrar's office was still deluged by last minute applicants.
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((CAROL READ/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: WE'VE BEEN PREPARING BUT THERE'S NO REAL PREPARING FOR IT ONCE IT STARTS. I FOUND ONE OF MY STAFF STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WAS SHE WAS GOING AND IT WAS ONLY A QUARTER TO ELEVEN.))
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Part of the confusion stems from the new motor-voter law which has left some area registrar's offices "drowning in paperwork".
Applying by mail has cut down on the lines at City Hall, but verifying information on the forms can be time- consuming.
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((READ: IF IT GETS THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE POLLS.. YOU CAN REGISTER, BUT IF YOU DON'T VOTE THEN I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S WORTH IT.))
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The Republicans would say it is.
Even after Governor George Allen fought hard against motor-voter, his own party is using the law to its advantage... signing up people at their local headquarters.
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((REPORTER: IS THIS EASIER FOR YOU THAN HAVING TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN TO DO IT? MEGAN GREGORES/APPLICANT: YES, SIR, DEFINITELY. IT'S ALSO, I WAS AT THE DENTIST RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD AND CAME RIGHT DOWN HERE.))
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((WENDELL WALKER/REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR EVERYBODY, YOU CAN SIGN UP JUST ABOUT ANY PLACE, SO THE REPUBLICANS NOW ARE TAKING, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY, AN AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO TRYING TO GET VOTERS SIGNED UP.))
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And they're hoping it pays off next month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming your way tonight in sports, big news at Tech concerning Marcus Parker and Cornell Brown, the Redskins sign a veteran wide receiver, Earnhardt admits he has given up any hopes of catching Gordon and Labonte.
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And Steve Mason checks in from the Round House as the Express holds its second day of training camp.
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S-Cornell


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


After a week off the Virginia Tech Hokies are busy preparing for this coming Saturday's homecoming game with Temple. And the Hokies will certainly have a new look for this game.
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First this afternoon All-American Defensive end Cornell Brown underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at Montgomery regional hospital.
It was an exploratory procedure, but doctors ended up trimming some loose cartilage. Cornell will miss Saturday's game and at least the Pitt game in three weeks.
But while Cornell is out, Marcus Parker is in.
Frank Beamer announced this afternoon that the former Friday Football Extra player of the week from Salem will be back in uniform this Saturday.
He has missed the first four games of the season after begin suspended back on August 13th after pleading no contest to a shoplifting charge.
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S-Flipper


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins


The Washington Redskins who are already flipping over their 4-and-1 start, have signed a veteran receiver today to keep themselves in motion.
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SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Wide receiver Flipper Anderson will be reunited with former Ram teammate Henry Ellard and Coach Norv Turner.
Anderson played his first seven years with the Rams, where he and Ellard were teammates and Turner was his receiving coach.
He had eight catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in two games with the Indianapolis Colts last year before going on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Colts released him in the preseason.
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S-College


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


It's not to early to start planning your weekend because WDBJ has a rocking doubleheader of college football coming your way this Saturday afternoon.
Four of the top 12 teams in the country will in action as Number one Florida hosts NUmber 12 LSU in a Noon kickoff.
Then right after they settle things in the swamp,
Third ranked Florida State travels south to Miami to battle the sixth ranked Hurricanes in an ACC-Big East showdown.
That game kicks off at 3:30 right here on your hometown station.

S-UVA


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


After Saturday night's loss to Georgia Tech, the Virginia Cavaliers have a week off to gather themselves before NC State comes to town.
Your Hometown station will have the Cavaliers and Wolfpack game for you in two week on Saturday, October 19th and high noon.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express


Day two of training camp for the Roanoke Express. The ECHL club is shaping up like this; strong veteran defense and goalie with a young talented but unproven offense.
Steve Mason chimes in from the training table.
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((In his 4th year, Frank Anzalone is blessed with the most talent to ever dawn and Express uniform.
Jeff Cowan; 38 goals scored in the prestigious Ontario Major Junior League last season.
Bob Brown; 42 goals scored in the Western canadian Junior Hockey league last season.
Cowan and brown are two of the 12 new forwards in camp.
That leaves Express veterans Jeff Jablonski and Tim Christians as the only two returning Express forwards from last year ((TIM CHRISTIAN:))
Even with all of this potential fire power, Anzalone is sticking to the philosophies that got the team to the ECHL playoffs in each of the last 3 years. ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
Anzalone will get his first look at the team in a game situation Wednesday in Richmond when the Express and the Renegades face off in an exhibition. At the freezer, Steve mason news 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Points


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


The Winston Cup circuit has a week off before returning to action on October 20th at Rockingham.
SS=Charlotte


Yesterday at Charlotte, it took about four hours for the points race to significantly tighten up.
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pinnacle board Terry Labonte won the race while Jeff Gordon finished 31st. As a result, Gordon's 111 point lead was trimmed to just one point with three races to go. Dale Jarrett also got back in the hunt for the title by closing to within 92 points. Dale Earnhardt also picked up some ground, but he's given up on his chances of winning the title this year.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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While this is an off week for the Cup cars, it's a big weekend for racing in the area as Martinsville Speedway hosts the Taco Bell 300 Late Model race on Sunday. $95 thousand bucks will be up for grabs.
General admission tickets are just $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Wx-Tape
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