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ANCHOR=Keith

NEWS 7 at SIX is next...
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as the Legionnaires Disease outbreak leads to Lowe's- - a hot tub display at the home improvement super store.
And the road to the future in Amherst may take a track to the past.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Charles Haley may be lost for the season, the American League M-V-P is being announced at this hour tonight, Steve Mason checks in from the Roundhouse,
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while the folks of Atlanta check out Hometown hero Evander Holyfield this afternoon in a parade fit for a champion.
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It is a little early in the season for a snowfall but now the atmosphere wants to warm up a bit over the weekend.

Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


Health officials say they have targeted--and eliminated-- the most likely source of the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in the New River Valley.
After 16 cases, including one death, they now say the threat is over.
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Tracy Altizer has the story from our New River Valley newsroom.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
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Keith, after several weeks of intense investigation, health officials have identified a hot tub at the Lowes home improvement store in Christiansburg as the likely culprit.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;:00
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SUPER=01-David Oliver/Lowe's Community Relations Dir.;32
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: OF THE 15 CASES INCLUDED IN THE COMPARATIVE STUDY, 14 OR 93 PERCENT HAD BEEN TO THE LOWES STORE PRIOR TO DEVELOPING ILLNESS. ))
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Of those 14 patients, 10 recalled at least walking by the hot tub in question.
Health officials investigated numerous possible sources, but narrowed it down even more when DNA from bacteria in the tub's filter matched cultures taken from a Legionnaires patient.
The tub was dismantled in the second week of October...and Lowes is permanently draining tubs at all of its more than 300 stores.
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((DAVID OLIVER/LOWES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIR.: IN LIGHT OF WHAT THE C.D.C. AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE RECOMMENDING AT THIS POINT BASED ON THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, WE BELIEVE THAT IT'S OUR BEST INTERESTS, AND THE BEST PRECAUTION IS TO GET RID OF WATER OUR OF THE SPA SYSTEMS IN OUR STORES. ))
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Hershey says he expects the Centers for Disease Control to take further steps to help prevent hot tubs from causing similar outbreaks in the future.
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((I THINK IT'S GONNA BE PRUDENT AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOR CDC AND MANUFACTURERS OF TUBS AND SPAS AND WHIRLPOOLS TO LOOK AT DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR DISPLAY WHIRLPOOLS AND SPAS AND TUBS, AS WELL AS FOR HOME HOT TUB USE. ))
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Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
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Two people are still hospitalized as a result of the outbreak. One of those patients remains in critical condition.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy, what's the incubation period for Legionnaires? Is there any possibility more people could get sick even though the tub has been removed?

Hot-Tubs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires Disease


A local hot tub dealer says spas owners who keep their tubs at proper sanitation levels don't have to worry about diseases such as Legionnaires.
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A spa should be properly sanitized with chlorine or bromine (bro-mean).
These chemicals kill bacteria and keep the water clean.
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IN Q=Regular routine should

((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: REGULAR ROUTINE SHOULD BE CHECKING YOUR SPA TWICE A WEEK FOR PH, CHLORINE, OR BROMINE, SHOCKING YOUR SPA ONCE EVERY SEVEN TO 10 WORKING DAYS.))
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For people that have spa bathtubs, Maas suggests periodic shocking, also know as super- chlorinating, for their tubs.
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((BILL MAAS/WATERWORKS OF ROANOKE: JUST BECAUSE THE TUB IS EMPTY DOESN'T MEAN THAT BACTERIA ISN'T GROWING IN THE PIPELINES. IT SHOULD BE SHOCKED ONCE A MONTH TO AVOID WHAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.))
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OUT Q=in the future.
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Most pool or spa stores sell kits which can be used to test for these chemicals.
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Altavista-Mail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A mail carrier stands accused of delaying or making off with more than 10-thousand pieces of mail in Altavista.
A federal grand jury says Mark C. Osborne had been tampering with the mail since late 1994.
He's specifically charged in three instances where small amounts of cash disappeared the same day: September 24th.
The investigation began about that time and has now led to charges against the 39-year old mailman from Gretna.

Shell-Building


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


There's cause for celebration tonight on the Southside.
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An Ohio Company has agreed to locate in Danville.
Diebold (DEE-bold) Incorporated is planning to move into a shell building at the Airside Industrial Park.
The Danville plant will manufacture parts used to make automated teller machines or ATM's.
The company is expected to eventually employ 300- people.
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((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:I THINK WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS GREAT NEWS AND THIS IS HOW I BELIEVE WE KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE IN DANVILLE, IF WE PROVIDE JOBS WHEN THEY ARE THROUGH SCHOOL AND READY TO GO TO WORK, IF WE CAN PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYMENT FOR THESE WE WILL MAKE DANVILLE YOUNG AND MORE PROSPEROUS AND THAT'S MY CONSTANT THEME. ))
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Diebold (DEE-bold) hopes to begin operating in the spring.
The state has pledged 300- thousand dollars to help the company with site development.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six---possible solutions for Virginia's stressed

out inmates and corrections officers;
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and it once served as a hub of community activity in Amherst; now an old empty train station has a shot at a second life.
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Prisons-4


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Prisons Under Pressure


Virginia taxpayers spend more on prisons than they do on anything but education.
More state workers are on the corrections payroll than that of any other agency.
And more than ever, the mercury's rising inside, and the news media's being kept out.
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In our final chapter of "Prisons Under Pressure," Ellen Qualls looks at some solutions.
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SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; 1:32
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(( The bottom line is that because of a veil of secrecy over the Department of Corrections, and a fear of reprisal hanging over staffers who speak publicly, we don't really know how violent Virginia prisons are.
But if there have been few ugly incidents to mar Ron Angelone's challenging tenure, prison chaplain Russ Ford says it's mostly luck.
But he credits Angelone for getting rid of incompetence.
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((RUSS FORD: I THINK HE HAS BEEN VERY FORTUNATE. AGAIN, I THINK HE DOES KNOW TALENT AMONG HIS STAFF. AND I THINK THAT'S HIS STRONGEST SUIT.))
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A slew of new wardens and stepped up training for correctional officers are credited with improving the way the prisons are run.
But, turnover among officers hit 18- percent in 1995, the worst rate in seven years.
That puts inexperienced officers on the front lines.
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A General Assembly- initiated study will recommend pay increases.
One long term solution is making its way out of computers and into reality.
Construction is underway on four new state-of-the-art, super-maximum security prisons -- supposedly safer for staff and inmates alike.
If idle hands do the devil's work, Angelone's got a minimum security solution: hand out chainsaws.
About one in nine inmates is a non-violent offender who qualified for an inmate work crew -- re-building parks, sprucing up public properties around the state.
But the new bottom line for some of the state's worst inmates is permanent isolation.
The "ad seg" cell.
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((AN AD SEG IS A CELL IN WHICH YOU SPEND 23 OF 24 HOURS A DAY INSIDE THAT CELL. AND THEY WOULD SPEND MAYBE THREE MONTHS FOR A VERY EGREGIOUS OFFENSE, HITTING ANOTHER INMATE, HITTING A STAFF MEMBER. AND THEY'D GET OUT AND DO THE SAME OFFENSE AGAIN. AND WE'RE JUST NOT TOLERATING THAT. THERE'S NO SWINGING DOOR IN AD SEG ANYMORE. WHEN YOU GO IN, YOU'RE GOING IN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.)) runs:27
Violence brings immediate, institution-wide retribution.
Buckingham just got off lockdown after an assault on an officer.
Russ Ford suggests lifting the media ban might help calm some nerves.
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((PRESS HAVE TRADITIONALLY SERVED AS A VENTING -- A WAY FOR AN INMATE OR A GROUP OF INMATES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES OR GET THEIR STORIES STATED. SO IN THAT SENSE, THEY'RE A PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS. AND IN THIS CASE, THAT'S NOT GOING ON.))
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It may finally be that inmates just need an attitude adjustment under the Allen administration -- fewer privileges, longer sentences, and few rewards for good behavior should be expected -- NOT the psychological spark to ignite a violent uprising.
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((RON ANGELONE: THESE SITUATIONS WILL COME UP. BUT WE'LL DEAL WITH THEM. THESE ARE CONVICTED FELONS.))
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And incarcerating so many of them carries risks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Credit-fraud


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A couple of Canadians have been charged with running up some big bills on phony credit cards at local Department stores.
Today's indictments say 26-year old Ryan Christopher Lee and 23-year old Quoui Long Lam tried to buy 25-hundred dollars worth of cosmetics in the Leggett Store at Valley View Mall October 10th.
The same day they allegedly charged 900 dollars worth of merchandise at Leggett in Lynchburg... another 2-thousand at Hecht's.
Lynchburg police caught the pair carrying five counterfeit cards. Because they'd already been suspected of charging 16-THOUSAND dollars worth of stuff at Leggett in Virginia Beach in ONE day, authorities made a federal case out of it.

Stocks


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

The stock market was sailing higher in record territory today... for the 7th straight day. The Dow climbed 39 points to finish above 63 hundred for the first time. NASDAQ gained nine points... also a record close.
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Train-Station


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=None


It's been standing empty for 30 years, but the old train station in Amherst apparently has not outlived its usefulness.
An effort to save the depot is starting to pick up steam.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It saw its last train sometime in the 1960's, but many Amherst residents have fond memories of their old depot.
This was the place where supplies came into town and families were reunited.

Some feel this old building still has something to offer the community.
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((GARY TAYLOR/AMHERST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE LOOK AT IT AS SORT OF AS A LINK TO OUR PAST AND AN AVENUE TO THE FUTURE...))
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Gary Taylor is spearheading the Chamber of Commerce effort to save the Amherst train station.
He's hoping a federal grant will pick up most of the half million dollar price tag for renovations.
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((If the federal grant money comes through what preservationists want to do is take the train station out of its current location here on Depot Street.. and move it a few hundred yards up the hill to this spot at the intersection of Routes 29 and 60, where it will be more accessible to tourists and local residents.))
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((THIS WILL PROBABLY BE BROKEN DOWN INTO SEPARATE OFFICES AND A CONFERENCE ROOM...))
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Once it's renovated, Taylor envisions a community center, offices and a museum where tourists can learn the history of Amherst County.
Altavista has seen how a refurbished station can boost a town's image... Amherst hopes to duplicate that success.
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((TAYLOR: WE SEE IT AS A COUPLE OF BENEFITS, NUMBER ONE INCREASED TOURISM AND INCREASED TOURISM CORRELATES TO INCREASE REVENUES HERE IN THE COUNTY.))
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If the grant is approved, renovations could begin within a year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the champ gets a parade in his hometown, can you use simple math equate a Tech victory this weekend?,
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And Steve Mason has the first of our season long Express reports in tonight's Roundhouse wrapup from the Roanoke Civic Center.
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S-Evander


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=BOXING


Newly crowned heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield had his day in the sun today in Atlanta.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00

Accompanied by his wife Janice and Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell, Holyfield paraded down Peachtree Street in a Mercedes convertible.
He says he believes losing will make MIke Tyson a better man.
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((EVANDER HOLYFIELD/HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION:))
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S-Haley


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


The Dallas Cowboys will not have Charles Haley for Monday night's big game with the Packers, and in fact he may miss the rest of the season.
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SUPER=04-NFL; :00


The former William Campbell high school star, has missed five of the team's 10 games this season with recurring numbness and weakness in his leg muscles.
He has undergone back surgery three times in the past four years and may need another operation this before week's end.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


Breaking down a matchup like this week's Big East showdown between the Hokies and Miami can take some people days.
But I decided, why not take the simple approach.
East Carolina beat Miami 31-to-6, and last week Tech beat East Carolina 35-to-14.
So, one and one must equal 2, right?
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((TORRIAN GRAY/VIRGINIA TECH ROVER:)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 16
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S-Hockey


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


The Roanoke Express heads into tomorrow night's game against South Carolina riding the high of Tuesday night's 6-2 win over east division leading Richmond.
Steve Mason gets us up to date on the Express in this week's Round House Wrap up.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
((Most disturbing to Anzalone; the team lost the last three on the road. Some positives.
Remember this former Express player??jason Clark now plays for the South Division Bulls. Clark challenged Express rookie defender Matt O'dette November 5th in the Birmingham/Roanoke game and according to Express officials, O'Dette won the fight. ((MATT O'DETTE:))
Ilya Dubkov made his return this week and notched a goal and an assist against Richmond in his first game back.
Dubkov arrived while Oligs Sorokin and Steve Salhaney were waived. As of Monday, First year player Jeff Loder was in the top 10 in ECHL scoring with 16 points. ((JEFF LODER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) It's a double dip this weekend as the Express hosts South Carolina tomorrow and then Louisville Saturday.)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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S-Taylor


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


Another one of the area's top girl's basketball players has taken advantage of the early signing period to ink scholarship papers.
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SUPER=04-Hometown Hoops Weekly;:00


Charley Taylor, the Radford Bobcat high school senior who scorched the Three Rivers district at a 22 points per game clip this season, signed with Radford University today.
Charley, topped the 1000 career point this season and she should have no trouble finding the Dedmon Center, her dad Chuck was the school's athletic director for 20 years.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo


Last year the ODAC sent two teams to the N-C-double-A women's basketball Tournament Roanoke College and Randolph-Macon.
But there's a new preseason favorite in the conference.
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The coaches have tapped Guilford college as the number one team, Roanoke is second followed by Randolph-Macon, Bridgewater and Emory and Henry.
Eastern Mennonite checks in sixth then comes Virginia Wesleyan, Lynchburg, Washington and Lee, Randolph-Macon Women's college and Hollins.
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S-AL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball


In one of the closest votes ever, the Baseball Writers of America have selected Texas Rangers slugger Juan Gonzalez as the 1996 Most Valuble Player.
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SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;


Gonalez batted .346 with 47 home runs and 144 R-B-I's this season.
That was good enough for 11 first place votes.
Hot on his heels was the Seattle Mariner's Alex Rodriquez with 10 first place votes.
And Cleveland's Al Belle took third.
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