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ANCHOR=Keith

New regulations on tobacco are about to take effect... will Virginia enforce federal law?
There's no question in Governor Allen's mind... notwithstanding what you may have heard his attorney might be saying.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll meet a couple who's dispute with a local auto dealership got so ugly she was picked up by police on a criminal warrant.
Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Coming your way tonight in sports, another Big South win for the Radford women, another ODAC win for the Roanoke College ladies,
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And a win for the Orioles this afternoon in Grapefruit league action in Ft. Lauderdale.
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WX-Head
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We just misssed a warm record here and now cooler air is on the way. A cloudy day with drizzle in our weather forecast just ahead.

FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Virginia stands alone in the nation in the morning papers... and then a major league backtrack tonight from Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
It's the eve of the first round of FDA regulations on
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tobacco taking effect.
Today, after a public contradiction from the Governor, Jim Gilmore says Virginia WILL enforce those regulations.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Walk us through what happened.
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Keith, bad communication appears to be the name of the game tonight among Virginia's top Republicans.
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The Washington Post/Los Angeles Time News Service quoted Gilmore's spokesman and the Virginia Health Department all over the nation this morning saying Gilmore would NOT enforce the FDA regulations on tobacco sales that start tomorrow.
That did NOT please Governor George Allen.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE ARTICLE WAS OF COURSE A SURPRISE TO ME. I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I DID TALK TO ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE AND I DID TALK TO SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES, MY SECRETARY ROBERT METCALF, AND I SAID WE ARE ENFORCING THESE LAWS IN VIRGINIA AND I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY ELSE IS SAYING, THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.))
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But yesterday, Gilmore spokesman Mark Miner, seen here a few weeks ago with his boss, was quoted as saying: pre pro page one "They're federal laws. States don't enforce federal laws."
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DID NOT WRITE THE STORY, I DID NOT INTERVIEW ANYONE. ALL I CAN SAY IS AS GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEATLH OF VIRGINIA, THE STATE DOES ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS.))
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Jim Gilmore declined to be interviewed for this story.
But he released a statement this afternoon saying his spokesman, and a health department official in charge of enforcement were wrong about his stance. pre-pro page two
Gilmore now says "All federal laws and regulations are valid in Virginia and will be enforced."
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


We spoke with Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer also.
He's of course Gilmore's likely opponent for Governor this fall.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Beyer says, despite the clarification, the message has already been sent to Virginia teens: it's okay to NOT obey laws you don't agree with.
(Keith question: So, according to the Governor, Virginia health department

officials will be enforcing the new regulations tomorrow?)
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave


Well, the argument all along is that Virginia has some pretty tough laws about sales to minors... but there's NO one to enforce them effectively.
ABC agents won't start until that bill's signed into law... and the health department is going to be limited to running a few stings.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


So we'll have to see how enforcement goes.

Tech-Meningitis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Meningitis


Health officials are urging anyone who had close contact with a Virginia Tech student who died from meningococcemia (meh-NIN-juh cox-SEE-mee-uh) to take preventive antibiotics.
18 year- old Austin Fox died this morning from a bacterial bloodstream infection.
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Students on the fourth floor of Shanks Hall at Tech, where Fox lived, are being asked to take the medication to stop spread of the illness.
Health officials are also alerting those who shared a bathroom, or eating utensils with Fox.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN A CASUAL CONTACT SITUATION SUCH AS A CLASSROOM, SUCH AS A SOCIAL SITUATION AS A PARTY, AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT, A WORK ENVIRONMENT ARE NOT CONSIDERED AT RISK AND THERE'S NO NEED FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO BE TREATED WITH AN ANTIBIOTIC. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
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**Take Pinnacle Fullscreen/Phone Number**
Questions may be directed to Tech's Student Health Services at 231-5158.
Symptoms of meningitis include fever, nausea, severe headache, stiff neck and skin rash.

Bedford-Drugs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=None


When a Bedford County police informant died two weeks ago, charges against two dozen suspected drug dealers died with him.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Month;


The unnamed informant's undercover drug buys helped launch "Operation Crackdown", which netted 30 arrests last month.
But that informant died of a heart attack two weeks ago, and without his testimony, the cases can't go forward.
Sheriff's authorities are disappointed, but they still feel the operation helped get a point across to the county's drug dealers.
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((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I THINK WE SENT A VERY STRONG MESSAGE AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEND A MESSAGE. SHERIFF BROWN HAS A MANDATE TO AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCE THE DRUGS AND WE'RE GOING TO. AGAIN, WE KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE, THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO STOP OR WE'LL SEE THEM AGAIN.))
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McCane says four to six cases are still salvageable because they involve charges NOT associated with the undercover drug buys.
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Cole


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The testimony of a five- year old Halifax County boy could send his father to prison for killing his mother.
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Bradley Cole was among the witnesses who testified today against 37- year old Mark William Cole.
The elder Cole is charged with killing his estranged wife, Glenda, last June.
Bradley Cole told prosecutors he heard his mother scream and that his father quote "didn't have a nice smile".
Prosecutors say Glenda Cole was shot once in the head shortly after she was abducted from her Virgilina home.
Cole's attorney claims his client shot his wife in the heat of the moment because he had seen her having sexual relations with another man.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- how some students can qualify for a free year of classes at community college.

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and some unhappy customers have a beef with a Roanoke County car dealership--it even led to the arrest of one.
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Low-Jets


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=None


Residents of Highland and Pocahontas Counties are claiming victory in their fight with the U-S Air Force, but they aren't dropping their guard.
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Today, the Air Force announced it is suspending plans for a dramatic increase in low- level training flights.
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Residents feared the effect on livestock and the quiet character of the region.
Highland County Attorney Melissa Dowd says the controversy generated tremendous citizen support and clear attention from public officials in Washington.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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She says the county will remain vigilant, because the Air Force could revive the proposal in the future.

Gio's


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=None


It's been a fixture on Williamson Road in Roanoke for many years...now Gio's Cycle Mart is facing some financial woes.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 140 motorcycles, four wheelers, and jet skis were seized today from the center.
According to court documents, Gio's owes Deutsche Financial Services Corporation more than 730- thousand dollars.
Gio's was closed this afternoon and attempts to reach someone with the company were unsuccessful.
A hearing has been set for next month.
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Community-College


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Education


There's a new reason for community college students to the hit the books a
little harder. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new community college incentive program takes effect July of NEXT year.
It'll provide full scholarships to second year students who earned at least a "B" average their first year.
To be eligible, students must be studying for a career considered to one of those most in demand across the state.
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((MARK EMICK/VA WESTERN COMM. COLLEGE: THE SERVICE THAT IS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SCHOLARSHIP, AND THE EDUCATION IT IS OFFERING THE STUDENT, THROUGH THIS SCHOLARSHIP WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY. IT WILL ADD TO THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF THE STATE. ))
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((CINDY SHEARER/VA WESTERN STUDENT: I THINK THAT'S FAIR, SIMPLY BECAUSE I THINK DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMMUNITY IS IMPORTANT. IT'S IMPORTANT TO SEE WHAT DIRETION WE GO IN, AND CERTAINLY BENEFITS SHOULD BE PROVIDED THAT BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY. ))
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State education officials will spend the coming months assessing which industries are Virginia's fastest- growing.

Stocks


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


The stock market fell sharply again today.
The Dow lost 58 points, closing at 69 hundred 28.
NASDAQ dropped 28 points.
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Holiday-Mitsubishi


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=None


A dispute over warranty work at an auto dealership.
Probably happens- -somewhere- -just about every day.
Most of the time, though, the disgruntled customer isn't picked up by police, fingerprinted and booked on a criminal warrant.
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SUPER=07-Vicki Kreider;
SUPER=07-Jay Kreider;
SUPER=01-Wayne Maddox/Holiday Mitsubishi General Manager
SUPER=07-Valerie Rasheed;
SUPER=07-Carolyn Hardy;
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That's what happened to Vicki Kreider.
She and her husband had taken their Mitsubishi in to get an oil leak repaired.
They expected the service would be covered under an extended warranty they'd purchased when they bought the car from Holiday Mitzubishi.
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((THEY SAID THE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED OR IT WASN'T ANY GOOD, SO WE PAID THEM.))=
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...a check for 340-dollars.
Then they got to thinking about it that night.
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((AND I CALLED THE CREDIT UNION THE NEXT MORNING AND STOPPED PAYMENT ON THE CHECK. ))
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Over the next three months Holiday Mitsubishi launched a campaign to collect the 340-dollars.
Kreider got a registered letter threatening her with criminal charges and jail time....
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((...SENT A FAKE CRIMINAL WARRANT IN THE MAIL TO HER, SAYING THEY WERE GOING CHARGE HER WITH A FELONY.))
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((But eventually a police officer came to your door. UH HUH, WITH A FELONY WARRANT AND TOOK ME DOWNTOWN, AND I WAS BOOKED AND FINGERPRINTED AND TAKEN BEFORE THE MAGISTRATE.))
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When the criminal case came up, Judge Vince Lilley took one look at the words "Stop Payment" on the face of the check.
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((HE SAID: "CASE DISMISSED." I LOVED IT.))
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Kreider's glee was shortlived.
The dealership sued her CIVILLY. She countersued.
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((I SUED THEM FOR HALF A MILLION.))
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...for malicious prosecution.
Though the dealership had THREATENED to seek criminal warrants, Holiday Mitsubishi claims it was the Magistrate who mistakenly assumed this was criminal matter.
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((THEY WERE THE ONE'S THAT ERRED IN WHAT THEY ISSUED FOR THIS LADY'S ARREST, AND THAT'S IN THE RECORD AS WELL. WE DIDN'T ORDER THAT KIND OF WARRANT TO START WITH.
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IT WAS A STOP PAYMENT ON A CHECK, IT WASN'T A BAD CHECK. WELL THAT'S TRUE.))
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Circuit Judge Pat Doherty concluded the magistrate was wrong.
"Despite the injustice of Kreider's arrest," he ruled the dealership legally known as Autoworld was "protected and would not be punished."
But he sided with the Kreiders on the warranty issue, chiding the warranty company for trying to change the expiration date after the it was issued.
Last September The Supreme Court rejected the Kreider's appeal for monetary damages.
They're not the only ones claiming warranty problems with Holiday Mitsubishi.
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((I DON'T WANT THE VEHICLE. I WANT THEM TO TAKE THIS BACK, BECAUSE IT CONTINUES TO HAVE A PROBLEM.))
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Valerie Rasheed paid 800 dollars for an extended warranty.
Until she got a lawyer involved, she says Holiday Mitsubishi refused to address her growing list of problems with the van she bought four months ago.
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((TRANSMISSION, WATER CRANK SEALS, RADIATOR, SEALS, A SERIOUS OIL LEAK. THE ENGINE IS BURNING OIL.))
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The van was back in the shop the day after we talked with her.
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Carolyn Hardy says she's thinking about taking legal action herself.
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((I HAD A GUY CHECK OUT THE CAR. ))
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He mechanic discovered all the motor mounts were busted....
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Despite having bought her own extended warranty, she says she's had to shell out additional funds to get her '93 Grand Am fixed.
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Sports Tease


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


Tonight in sports, Orioles baseball from the Grapefruit league, Steve Mason checks in from the opening round of the ODAC women's tournament.
The Radford women open the Big South with a win,
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And the Winston Cup Warriors are set to arrive in Richmond tomorrow for three days worth of racing at Richmond International raceway.
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S-ODAC


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


It was business as usual for the Lady Maroons and a season ending upset loss for the Lady Yellow Jackets as the two ODAC finalists from a year a go suffer different fates in today's quarterfinal women's round.
Steve Mason has more from the Salem Civic Center.
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S-Big


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-25
GRAPHIC=BIG SOUTH


The Big South women also opened their tournament today in Lynchburg at the Vines Center.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/C. Southern vs. Radford; :00


Radford under head coach Lubomyr Lichonzcak came in looking for its 8th straight tournament title.
And Bassett native Kim Hairston would get the party started with the nice cross over dribble and scoop for two. Kim had 18 points and 11 assists.
The Lady Bucs would hang tough. Kristin Blondell strokes the three ball, but Charleston Southern still trailed.
But back comes RU. Hairston to Kim Cruise - who knocks down the jumper to keep the Highlanders comfortably in front.
SUPER=33-Radford/77/C. Southern/57;


Dana Schnell hit this jumper on the baseline to ensure the win as Radford advances to the semi-finals with 77-to-57 victory.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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They will meet UNC Greensboro tomorrow at Noon.
Liberty plays its opening game tonight at 8 against Coastal Carolina.

S-Regionals


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGIONALS


The high school postseason continues as well tonight with three big regional games.
In the Northwest region girl's semi-finals Pulaski County hosts George Washington.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday Night; :00


While over at William Fleming, the Colonels host defending state champ G.W. Danville in the Northwest boy's semi-finals.
The Colonels lost to the Eagles twice during the regular season.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Also, tonight in Region IV - Piedmont district regular season champ Martinsville entertains Virginia High in a 7:30 tipoff.

S-Richmond


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-35
GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACING


The Winston Cup drivers roll into Richmond tomorrow morning for qualifying for this weekend's Pontiac Excitement 400.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week; :00

A number of teams spent last week testing at the track. And many see Richmond as big stop of the circuit. Two with that view are Jimmy Spencer and Michael waltrip who come into Richmond 39th and 31st in the points.
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((JIMMY SPENCER/39TH IN POINTS RACE:)) ((MICHAEL WALTRIP/31ST IN POINTS RACE:))
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-1
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


And on a day like this we need to step outside and dust off the glove for a little spring training action.
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SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Twins vs. Orioles; :00


The Orioles hooked up with the Twins this afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale.
Take a look at Cal Ripken jr. doing a fine job over at his new 3rd base position - making the play.
Brady Anderson would double home SUPER=35-Baltimore/12/Minnesota/4;

Manny Alexander and the Orioles get the Spring started right with a 12 to 4 win.
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That's News 7 at Six.
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