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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
They take the wraps off a plan at Virginia TECH to make sure student athletes are as good OFF the field as ON.
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And the story of a HIGH SCHOOL athlete who's more than just wrestling with a career choice- -He's inspired to make a difference.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the ODAC championship game is set to tip off in Salem - can anyone beat CINDERELLA Lynchburg?
Can you beat catching the Hokies and Hoos LIVE right here on your Hometown station tomorrow night?
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And it's starting to look like no one will be able to beat Jeff Gordon as he makes it two in a row.
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Also ahead tonight, the winner of the Roanoke City spelling bee...there were some weather words in the contest this year, and a chilly forecast.

Tech-Visitors


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


Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has accepted a plan aimed at putting an end to an embarrassing string of student athlete arrests.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director;
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((DAVE BRAINE/VA TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE WILL BE HARD LINE AND BASICALLY, WE HAVE BEEN EMBARRASSED AND I NEVER WANT TO HAVE TO BE UP HERE BEFORE YOU ALL AGAIN TO TALK ABOUT THIS. ))
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The hard line refers to a specific set of sanctions Tech athletes may now expect to face if they're arrested.
Felony charges will result in automatic suspension.
And coaches will no longer have to agonize over discipline for misdemeanor charges, as Frank Beamer did time and time again last season.
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((IT REALLY DOES MAKE IT EASIER FOR HIM. NOW THE DECISION IS TAKEN OUT OF HIS HANDS AND IT'S BASICALLY IN THE HANDS OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. ))
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The plan also emphasizes recruiting athletes who are as good OFF the field as ON.
Coaches will have to better investigate backgrounds, and high school prospects will have to understand the expectations.
President Paul Torgersen says the steps the university will take to encourage academic AND athletic success may help in recruiting.
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SOT 6:24:56

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: THE FACT THAT STARTING IN THE FRESHMAN YEAR WE'RE GONNA WORRY ABOUT CAREERS AND JOBS AFTER GRADUATION. I THINK A MOTHER AND FATHER WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THAT.))
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The plan seeks to encourage proper behavior by providing mentors and additional advisors as well as a full- time sports psychologist.
And athletes will have to get permission from their coach AND the athletic director to live off campus.
Braine says his committee studied similar plans from six other universities to devise what he calls the most comprehensive in the nation.
The police blotter may be the ultimate proof of whether it works. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Floyd-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A teenager faces a capital murder charge in Floyd County. 18- year- old Mark Anthony Beavers is accused of killing Stanley W. Harmon last week.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Last Wednesday;


The 38 year old Harmon was found dead at his home in the Buffalo Mountain area.
His rifle was missing along with a 19- 77 Pontiac Firebird.
Beavers and 21- year- old Jerry Wayne McKinney were arrested later in Greenbrier County.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


Beavers now faces charges including capital murder, robbery, and grand larceny. He is being held without bond.
Authorities believe McKinney became involved after the murder. He is charged with being an accessory to capital murder after the fact, robbery and grand larceny.
McKinney is being held on 100- thousand dollars bond.

Block-Grants


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he supports a balanced budget, but won't support cuts in Community Service Block Grants.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today


Goodlatte spoke out against President Clinton's proposed budget cuts which would reduce funding for local programs like Total Action Against Poverty. He maintains the Republican budget plan will reduce spending in other ways.
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((WE DEFINITELY HAVE IN MANY INSTANCES SLOWED DOWN THE RATE OF INCREASE IN THE SPENDING FOR PROGRAMS, ELIMINATED MORE THAN 290 PROGRAMS IN OUR BUDGET, THINGS LIKE THE HELIUM RESERVE, AND A NUMBER OF OTHER PROGRAMS, BUT WE SHOULD NOT CUT OUT A PROGRAM THAT IS RETURNING DOLLARS FROM WASHINGTON, D-C BACK TO COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY CAN USE IT BEST TO FIGHT POVERTY))
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Goodlatte's remarks were supported by the President of TAP, Ted Edlich.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=VMI


V-M-I cadets, staff, faculty- -even the kitchen help will begin orientation next month to get them used to having women on post.
In addition to training on sexual harassment, hazing and fraternization,
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upperclass cadets will be forbidden to date rats before they're released from the rat line.
Rules outlined in the latest status report filed with the federal court today urge upperclassmen to "avoid the appearance of abnormally friendly behavior toward rats."
Among the issues YET to be resolved: how to accommodate visitors in barracks under co-education, what to do if a cadet gets pregnant and what sports to offer with no more than about 30 women in the class of 2001.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=VMI


Twenty-one women have been accepted, so far.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- What are Virginia's biggest industries? A new study says the business picture is changing.
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and the loss of a friend motivates a high school wrestler to make the most of his senior season, and inspires a career choice as well.
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Wythe-Schools


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


It's been a frustrating few weeks for school officials in Wytheville... after allegations of racism surfaced at two area schools.
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SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Thursday;


Thursday, a hate message aimed at blacks was spray painted on the road leading up to George Wythe High School. Before that... some white students were suspended for knotting their jacket drawstrings to resemble nooses.
That behavior was repeated one day later by a white student at Scott Memorial Elementary school... which also resulted in a suspension.
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Superintendent Jim Vaught doesn't believe he has a LARGE problem on his hands... but says he still has BIG concerns.
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((JIM VAUGHT/WYTHE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: NO MATTER HOW SMALL, THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE. PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE BECAUSE IT'S WITH HOW PEOPLE FEEL AND BEING WITHIN THAT CLASSROOM. ))
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ANCHOR=KEITH
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Vaught says no student should feel unwelcome or intimidated by the environment inside a school.

Wiley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Cepada Wiley


The difference between murder and self defense is on trial in a Roanoke courtroom.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley says he shot and killed Jesse Ferguson at the Embassy Inn July fourth, because he thought Ferguson was going to kill him, and his brother Ron.
The defense says Ferguson was in a rage because of Ron Wiley's relationship with his ex-girlfriend.
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((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; HE LOOKED AT RON AND CEPADA WILEY AS HE CAME DOWN THE STAIRS AND SAID I AM GOING TO KILL YOU;))
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OUT Q=I am going to kill you
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But the prosecution said Cepada Wiley turned a romantic rivalry into a deadly confrontation by bringing a gun.
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((TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT A GUN, AND THEY CHANGED THE TONE AND DIMENSION OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND AS A RESULT OF THOSE BAD CHOICES, OF THOSE BAD DECISIONS, JESSE FERGUSON IS DEAD;))
SUPER=01-Tom Bowers/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=Ferguson is dead
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Cepada Wiley


The case could go to the jury sometime tomorrow.

Dalton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Two more arrests are made in a Pittsylvania County murder case.
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Last July, a jury sentenced 19- year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior to prison for first degree murder.
Dalton admitted to burying the body of 72- year old Clark Aubrey Adkins, but denied pulling the trigger.
Last week Pittsylvania County authorities arrested two more people in connection with the crime.
Dalton's sister, Mary, and Joseph Smith were arraigned this morning for first degree murder.
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VA-Economy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's economy is often associated with industries like tobacco, coal, and textiles.
But a new study says this perception doesn't reflect reality.
Len Besthoff reports.
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(( A University of Virginia study headed by Professor John Knapp at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service says the Commonwealth's "traditional" industries have declined in relative size over the past decade.
While business is booming at places like Hooker Furniture in Roanoke, Knapp's research shows that as a share of income, sectors like coal, tobacco, textiles, furniture, shipbuilding, and civilian and military government operations have dropped from nearly 22- percent of total earnings in Virginia, to just above 16- percent.
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((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER: IF YOU COMPARE 1995 WITH TEN YEARS EARLIER, 1985, THEIR SHARE HAS SLIPPED QUITE A BIT. ))
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((Knapp says one of the main reasons behind this decline is not that companies are leaving the Commonwealth in mass numbers, but rather that automation has allowed them to have fewer employees. ))
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These findings beg the question, which industries are picking up the slack?
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((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER: CERTAINLY IN THE SERVICES SECTOR WE'VE HAD A LOT OF GROWTH. FINANCE, INSURANCE, THAT AREA HAS GROWN, AND HEALTH SERVICES.))
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Surprisingly, many seem aware of which industries are growing.
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((HEALTH CARE.))
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Knapp's numbers bear this out.
Virginia's growing sectors now account for nearly 20- percent of the Commonwealth's total earnings, edging out traditional industries by almost four- percent.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

Stocks


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

The stock market soared back above seven-thousand today. The Dow gained 77 points. NASDAQ was UP 11 points.
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Tunstall-Wrestler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=None


Eben Ward should be enjoying his senior year at Tunstall high school.
But three years ago the Pittsylvania County teen was accidentally shot and killed while camping with friends.
His death has been especially difficult for a local wrestler who's refused to let his memory fade.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((
At one time or another, we've ALL met people who're hard to forget.
For 17- year old Kenny Reynolds' it's his best friend who convinced him to wrestle.
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((KENNY REYNOLDS/TUNSTALL WRESTLER:HE TOLD ME I SHOULD SHOULD COME OUT, BUT I WAS ALWAYS, I'M TOO SMALL, I'M TOO SMALL, BUT WE WERE BASICALLY THE SIZE, BUT HE WAS MORE MUSCULAR THAN I WAS.))
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Reynolds' love for the sport continued to grow-- as did his friendship with Eben Ward.
But the closeness the two shared ended three years ago when Ward was accidentally shot and killed.
Reynolds' continued to wrestle but it wasn't the same.
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((KENNY REYNOLDS/TUNSTALL WRESTLER:I START THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I SHOULD NEED TO WIN, WIN IT FOR HIM, I MEAN THAT'S EVERYTHING I GO OUT THERE FOR, I JUST GO OUT THERE AND TAKE OUT ALL MY ANGER THAT I HAD ABOUT HIM PASSING AWAY.))
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Reynolds is moving on but it seems his best friend will always be an influence.
Because of the sensitive manner in which Pittsylvania County investigator Vic Ingram handled Ward's death, Reynolds' is planning a career in law enforcement.
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((VIC INGRAM/PITTSYLVANIA CO. INVESTIGATOR:I, HOPEFULLY, SAY THE SAME THING A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID, IT'S THAT WHILE YOU WALK THROUGH LIFE IF YOU CAN EVER TOUCH ANYBODY IN A POSITIVE WAY OR SENSE YOU CERTAINLY WOULD WANT TO DO THAT.))
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Since Ward's death-- Reynolds has dedicated each wrestling season to his memory. But this year was even more special-- because it would have been Ward's senior year.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the Hokies and Hoos are getting ready for tomorrow's showdown in Richmond, some postseason hoop honors were passed out today, and Steve Mason is in Salem getting set for tonight's ODAC championship game.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-25/BB97-4
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament championship tips off tonight over at the Salem Civic. MIKE/STEVE DOUBLE BOX
Steve Mason is on the floor with some special guests to talk about tonight's game. Steve STEVE WILL ADD LIB INTO QUESTIONS WITH COACHES/PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO GET SUPER UP OVER FIRST COACH AND THEN USE B-ROLL.
SUPER=@Steve1;
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STEVE THEN TURNS TO THE SECOND COACH FOR 2 QUESTIONS

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PLEASE B-ROLL OVER SECOND QUESTION

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STEVE/BACK ON THREE SHOT AND TOSSES BACK TO MIKE

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS

UVa and Virginia Tech keep the ball bouncing tomorrow night
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pinnacle page --18052
when the Hokies and Hoos renew their always entertaining rivalry at 8 o'clock at the Richmond Coliseum.
And Your Hometown station is the only place to catch the game tomorrow night.
This afternoon Tech head coach Bill Foster said both team need a win in the game to enhance their postseason chances.
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((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-Southern


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


The VMI Keydets open play in the Southern Conference basketball tournament this Thursday night at seven o'clock at the Greensboro Coliseum against Furman.
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SUPER=03-Miami, FL/December 1996; :00


This afternoon one of the team's top players picked up a well deserved post season honor.
Junior guard Darryl Faulkner has been named the second team all-Southern Conference squad as voted on by the media.
Faulkner is averaging 15 points a game, and he has 101 assists on the season. He is also second in the league in three point percentage.
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=JEFF GORDON


And finally, I've heard a little grumbling today in the office, at the service station, and on the street.
Folks are wondering how NASCAR's parity could put Jeff Gordon in victory Lane the first two races of this year.
Well, here's a little advice - Get Used to It!
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SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNT; :00


Gordon slipped by Dale Jarrett and into Victory Lane yesterday for his second win of the year and the 21st of his career.
That's 21 wins in 126 starts for the 25 year old phenom.
To put that in perspective - Ricky Rudd has 17 win in 564 starts.
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Gordon leads the points race heading to Richmond and that is scary in itself.
Last year at this time he was 41st in the points race, but won at Richmond.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Promo


Bedford County has the fastest growing school system in this part of the state, and as a result some classrooms are overcrowded.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon says a Jefferson Forest PTA group is working to bring the Board of Supervisors and the School board together on the subject.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith- the school board says it needs two new elementary schools...
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..to relieve overcrowding at schools like Jefferson Forest Middle school.
It has fifth graders now.
Fund for a new elementary school in the Northeast section of the county would allow 10 and 11 year olds to go to elementary school.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith? (ad lib bye) Talent=Keith