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ANCHOR=Keith

Among the stories we've got for you tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Pregnant teenagers WILL have to tell their parents before getting an abortion- -by state law approved today.
Police called in to investigate the latest racial incident at George Wythe High School.
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The director of the Bradley Free Clinic mistaken for the secretary or a nurse... just because of her gender.
A profile of Estelle Nichols-Avner tonight.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason previews tonight RVD basketball semi-finals.
Joe Torre gets a new contract with the Yankees.
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And the Carolina Panthers get another quality linebacker as they sign free agent Michael Barrow for $19 million dollars.
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So many folks wanted the weather to stay mild, mother nature agreed. Tomorrow will likely be way above normal again.

XGR


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Virginia has done little to weaken abortion rights since the Roe versus Wade decision in 1973.
That changed today.
What they're calling: "True" parental notification is on its way to the Governor. He'll eagerly sign it into law.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;


Keith, all the good stuff shakes out in the final hours of every session -- and this year's NO exception.
But parental notification had a different feel...NO big fight.
Almost like a rock finally breaking off a cliff and falling silently to the ground.
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Metaphysics aside, here's how the vote went in the House just about 90 minutes ago.
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(( House Democratic leaders have tried every trick in the book, and some would say invented some new ones, to support abortion rights in the past.
But with a different committee assignment in the Senate this year -- for the first time in 18 years there wasn't the guarantee of help on the other end of the capitol.
The Senate said yes days ago.
The House finally got down to business -- after working backwards through the calendar to delay the controversy.
But there was none to be had.
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With NO further debate, the board lit up with a 74- to 26 approval.))
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
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The irony of parental notification has for some time been that it has actually enjoyed a lot of popular support -- but the General Assembly committee system or Democratic Governor Doug Wilder has stopped it.
Governor Allen campaigned on it.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


You know he'll be ecstatic to leave office with this under his belt. ((Keith question: What about the budget?))
Well, the eight man negotiating team is still dithering well past its deadline.
But at two o'clock this morning, the House came around to the Senate position to continue funding the V-WIL program at Mary Baldwin, even though VMI will admit women this fall. ((Keith question: And that's the Governor's preference?))
Right Keith, all are in agreement to keep funding VWIL for now.


Wythe-School


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


Allegations of racism continue to be a concern in Wytheville.
This morning, a hate message was spray painted on the road leading up to George Wythe High School... it's the second racially motivated incident in a week.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince joins us from our New River Valley newsroom tonight with more on the situation.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
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Keith... the principal of the school calls this latest incident "very unfortunate."
But because it happened on public property, he says the investigation is being handled by the police department.
Regardless of where it happened, civic leaders say something needs to be done.
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((ROBERT GREEN/CONCERNED CITIZENS NETWORK: THEY HAD WROTE BURN NIGGER. ))
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BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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((I THINK IF WE WORK TOGETHER THAT THIS THING CAN BE STOPPED BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. IF WE SON'T WORK TOGETHER, IT COULD REALLY GET OUT OF HAND. ))
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VO-NAT **Scott Mic Hot**
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When police got to the scene this morning, school officials had already blacked out the message.
At this point authorities don't have any suspects... but they say if and when someone is arrested they'll be charged with defacing public property.
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Of course it's been less than a week since a group of white students at George Wythe were suspended for another racial incident.
Apparently they had tied their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


But Keith in today's case... there is no evidence that there was any student involvement.

Floyd-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Two young men have been apprehended as suspects in the murder of a Floyd County man.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co.


The body of 38-year old Stanley W. Harmon was found yesterday morning at his home in the Buffalo Mountain area.
A rifle was missing, along with his 1977 Pontiac Firebird.
Police in West Virginia reported seeing the car in Greenbrier County late yesterday.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


A state trooper actually located it last night in Rupert.
That led to the arrest of 18-year old Mark Anthony Beavers and 21-year old Jerry Wayne McKinney on auto theft and fugitive warrants.

Giles-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Benjamin Scot Elliott and Misty Dawn Dellinger moved in together about two months ago- -in a trailer near Newport.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co.


Last night he shot her in the head with a large- caliber hand gun. HE insists it was an accident.
Elliott ran to the neighbors' house for help, and they called 9-1-1. The 20-year old woman was dead.
Elliott was charged with SECOND- degree murder. He's 25.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- the story of a woman who says she was raped by two Virginia Tech football players.
Joe Dashiell will have a live report from Blacksburg.
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and the theory goes: there's a glass ceiling that keeps women from reaching the top in management. If that's the case, one Roanoke woman has shattered the ceiling, and we'll meet her in our profile of Women at Work.
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Crawford-Edmonds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Blacksburg judge has certified rape and sodomy charges filed against two Virginia Tech football players.
James Crawford and Brian Edmonds brought their accuser to the witness stand today.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/StarLink


Joe Dashiell is in Blacksburg where the hearing ended just a few minutes ago.
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L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


The election is more than eight months off, but two candidates are in the running for the post of Lynchburg sheriff.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Retired Lynchburg police officer Ron Gillispie says it's time for a change in that office.
The sheriff's department has come under fire recently after a female deputy claimed she'd been sexually harassed on the job.
But Gillispie says he "won't" make that a campaign issue.
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((RON GILLISPIE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: IT MIGHT BE A SITUATION WHERE LATER ON I COULD LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF PUTTING IN SOME HARRASSMENT TYPE POLICIES, BUT I'M NOT PLANNING ON MAKING IT AN ISSUE.))
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23- year incumbent Lawrence Simpson is confident his department will be cleared.
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((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AND WHATEVER HAS BEEN SAID ON ONE SIDE IS NOT NECESSARILY THE FACTS INVOLVED IN THE OTHER SIDE.))
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Simpson has filed his paperwork but has not officially announced his candidacy.
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Danville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Danville teenager died last night when his older sister apparently pulled into the path of another car.
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It happened around seven in front of Westover Baptist church.
Police say 18- year old Mary Bailey was attempting to cross Route- 58 on her way to church.
16- year old John Paul Bailey was riding in the front passenger seat and died later at the hospital.
Police say a younger brother, who was in the back seat, is recovering.
The driver of the other car and his passengers weren't seriously injured.
Charges are pending.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

Stocks took a major hit today, following the bond market sharply lower.
The Dow plunged 93 points, closing at 69 hundred 27.
NASDAQ dropped 18 points.
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Women-Executive


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Women at Work

**Note Anchor Tag**
Women are making strides in many traditionally male jobs, but there are still not many who've assumed positions in the board room.
In part three of her series Denise Allen introduces us to a woman who's broken that barrier.
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(( Estelle Nichols-Avner has guided the Bradley Free Clinic's move from a old house into a new million dollar facility.
Doctors treated 8 patients the first night the clinic opened, now they see at least 80 a night.
Estelle says these aren't the only changes she's seen in the past 22 years.
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((ESTELLE NICHOLS-AVNER/BRADLEY FREE CLINIC: PEOPLE CAME INTO THE BUILDING AND ASKED ME IF I WAS THE SECRETARY OR IF I WAS THE NURSE. PEOPLE DIDN'T EVEN COME INTO THE BUILDING AND SAY ARE YOU THE ADMINISTRATOR.))
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Estelle believes that's because people just aren't used to seeing women in positions of power.
And that's probably because not many women are in power.
The Glass Ceiling Commission, an advocate for working women, puts the ratio of men to women in top management positions at 20 to 1.
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((DRUCILLA BARKER/HOLLINS COLLEGE ASSOC. ECONOMICS PROFESSOR: THE GLASS CEILING WILL ONLY BE BROKEN THROUGH SERIOUS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS THAT BEGIN AT THE EARLY PARTS OF WOMEN'S CAREERS AND HELP TO PUT THEM ON THE TRACK THAT WILL LAND THEM BEING THE SECRETARY OF STATE.))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: BARKER SAYS THE GLASS CEILING REFERS TO THE BARRIERS IN PLACE TO KEEP WOMEN FROM REACHING TOP MANAGEMENT POSITIONS--THE BOARDROOM FOR INSTANCE.
SOME SAY WOMEN ARE JUDGED BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS THAN MEN.
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((CATE FOSL/HOLLINS COLLEGE HISTORY INSTRUCTOR: MANY OF THE PRIMARY TASKS INVOLVING THEIR CHILDREN. WOMEN GENUINELY HAVE STRIKES AGAINST THEM IN THAT REGARD. PREGNANCY--I MEAN IT MIGHT NOT EVER BE WRITTEN DOWN ON ANY PIECE OF PAPER IN THEIR REVIEW, BUT LEAVES OF ABSENCE IN THAT WAY ARE STRIKES AGAINST THEM.))
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But Estelle has seemed to break the barrier.
She was the first women on the Lewis Gale Hospital Board and she is a member of the mostly male Rotary Club. She says hard work and building trust helped her get where she is today.
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((STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT IS THE JOB EACH PERSON IS DOING AND I THINK A GOOD WAY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN IS ONCE AGAIN AS A TEAM AND WORK TOWARDS CREATING A WIN, WIN SITUATION.))
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Estelle says women need to share their experience and help each other along the career path.
Denise Allen News 7.)) Fullscreen Women at Work
What does the future hold for women in the work place?
Tomorrow our series Women At Work--Role Models concludes with a profile ofprograms designed to help women succeed in business.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Panthers get yet another big time linebacker, Deion reports to spring training,
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And the tournament action continue on the high school hardwood tonight with the Roanoke Valley district semi-finals holding court at the Salem Civic Center.
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S-Yanks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=Yankees


The defending world champion Yankees rewarded manager Joe Torre with a two year $2 million dollar contract extension today.
One of Torre's sluggers Cecil Fielder also reported to camp today. Fielder still wants to be traded.
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Deion Sanders also checked into training camp today with the Reds.
Deion is under contract to the Reds until they are eliminated from the pennant race.
Deion also still has a little blurred vision stemming from the broken eye socket he suffered in the Cowboys' playoff loss to Carolina.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=Panthers


Last season the Carolina Panthers put all three of their linebackers in the Pro Bowl as starters.
But today they went out and signed another one.
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Speedy Michael Barrow, who spent his first four years in the league signed a five year deal worth nearly $19 million dollars.
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S-RVD


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=RVD tourney


The Roanoke Valley District tournament semi finals tip off tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
Steve Mason sizes up the competition.
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((The William Fleming Colonels 72-36 domination of Patrick Henry served, in one way as a reminder that the defending Roanoke Valley District tournament champions are ready to defend their title, and first year coach Roland Lovelace sounds more like a veteran everyday. ((:))
Fleming takes on Cave Spring in the 7pm game. The Knights are coming off an impressive win over Franklin County, Alex Phillips was strong, but Ricky Dierker was the leading scorer.
Patrick Henry will play Pulaski County at 8:30. According to sources at Patrick Henry, Boo Battle was just getting over the flew against Fleming and should be at full strength tonight.
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Pat Burns Cougars are playing with more confidence, coming offf wins over E.C. Glass and Franklin County. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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S-Girls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=RVD TOURNEY TIME


And a shocker in the R-V-D girls tournament last night.
William Fleming beat Cave Spring 57 to 54 in overtime.
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Fleming got a big night from Sophmore Shaunarey Walker. She led the lady Colonels with a game high 23 points.
Walker scored 9 of Fleming's points in overtime. And the Victory puts the Lady Colonels in the Regionals for the first time in three years.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=HOLD logo


Fleming and Pulaski County will play for the District title tomorrow night.
The Lady Cougars beat Franklin County 80 to 60.

S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb97-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers won their 17th game of the year last night with a 55-to-46 win over N.C. State.
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One of the keys to Virginia's win was certainly the team's fast start.
Courtney Alexander drives and scores two of his 10 points on the night as Virginia jumped out to a 36-to-17 halftime lead.
Curtis Staples also keyed the first half assault by nailing seven three pointers.
Staples finished with a game high 26 points.
Senior captain Jamal Robinson only scored two points, but played a valuable 34 minutes for the Cavs.
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State would come back and outscore the Cavs 29-to-19 in the second half.
But Virginia wins its 55-to-46.
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S-UNC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb97-3
GRAPHIC=acc


Virginia now gets ready for reeling Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at 1:30.
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SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP Sports; :00


Last night the Demon Deacons had few open shot and even fewer stops o defense as the North Carolina Tarheels dominated from start to finish.
Carolina put the game away in the first half with Vince Carter doing the damage. Carter scored 21 points in the opening half and finished the game with a career high 26.
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Carolina wins its 18th game of the year and moves into a fourth place tie in the ACC with Clemson.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
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NEWSCAST=6
WRITER= edit 96-8
TAPE#Promo


The Virginia Military Institute is facing a lot of changes...including the first women attending classes there this fall.
But there is one thing that hasn't changed in the school's history.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins is here to tell us what it is...
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, it's the day that every freshman at V-M-I waits for..."Breakout" Day.
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Members of the class of 2000 this afternoon faced their final obstacle as rats.
The annual ritual is said to establish a bond between first and fourth classmen.
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We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith?
Talent=Keith


And for the region's first TEN O'clock newscast, Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen tune in to News-7 Prime Time on W-E-F-C.
It's on Channel 38 "over the air," and on a lot of cable systems. For example we're on Cable Channel 12 in Roanoke, both city and county, and Vinton. And don't forget to tune in to News 7 at 11, right here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Keith