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VO-NAT


Wash your hands and make sure the kids do, too.
What's being done ... in the face of an outbreak of dysentery in Vinton and Bedford County.
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ANCHOR=Keith


That's the lead story on NEWS 7 at SIX.
We'll also have the story of a battered women's shelter director who says she was subjected to sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of a board member.
Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, another suspension for Dennis Rodman, another Atlantic 10 tournament is set to to tip off with the Hokies, the Skins reward Norv Turner,
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And two new players worked out with the Roanoke Express today including goalie Sylvain Careau.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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It was nice to see the sun today but the clouds will return tomorrow. Our forecast includes late day showers on Wednesday.

Dysentery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=None


Even as more children become infected, health officials say they're making progress against an outbreak of dysentery in Vinton and Bedford County.
Steve Smallshaw reports the illness means students are learning a whole new lesson in school.. this one's about personal hygiene.
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(( One of the first cases was a two- year- old child at this Vinton daycare center.. the dysentery outbreak has since spread to include more than a dozen children and adults in the area.
Dysentery.. also known as shigellosis bacteria.. is a fecal- oral infection caused mostly by poor handwashing.
Experts say places like daycare centers and elementary schools are excellent breeding grounds.
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((DR. JOANNA HARRIS/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPT.: IT CAN BE CONTROLLED.. GRANDMOTHER TAUGHT YOU.))
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It's also a lesson being taught here at Stewartsville Elementary School, where two new cases were confirmed today.
Children are cautioned to be extra careful washing their hands after using the bathroom, and individual school supplies have replaced the sharing method.
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SOT 00:03:55
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((JOHN HICKS/PRINCIPAL: WE'RE ZEALOUSLY CLEANING ALL RESTROOM FACILITIES, FIXTURES, LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR KNOBS, ANYTHING THAT MORE THAN ONE STUDENT MAY HAVE TOUCHED. WE'RE CLEANING IT AS OFTEN AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANERS.))
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Health officials say that's about all they can do.
Once a few days go by with no new cases reported, they'll consider the outbreak to be over.
Until then, they're taking no chances.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Shorewood


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


A company that makes compact disk covers may close its Roanoke distribution facility.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


When asked about a possible shutdown, a spokesman for Shorewood Packaging said "it's something we're looking at".
But Howard Liebman, reached at the company's New York headquarters, declined to comment any further.
Shorewood Packaging employs about 75 people, mostly truck drivers, in the Statesman Industrial Park along route 460 in northeast Roanoke.
Financial reports published about Shorewood have high praise for the company, which is traded on the NASDAQ exchange.
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Monroe


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Criminal charges have been lodged against a deputy clerk on the criminal side of Roanoke Circuit court.
Tierney Anita Monroe is charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


She got busted when police searched her home on Chapman Avenue three weeks ago.
They had a warrant for her son, Shannon who's accused of selling drugs out of their home.
Monroe has been given two days to provide her boss written documentation regarding the offenses.
In the meantime, she's been suspended from her job- -WITH pay, for now, pending an internal investigation.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


The 35-year old deputy clerk has worked for the city for about four years.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


A new set of announcements lend more support to speculation that Virginia's two major railroads will end their bidding war by carving up Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Conrail's board of directors has approved a revised agreement to sell the railroad to C-S-X for 10- and a half billion- dollars.
A C-S-X statement hints that Norfolk Southern, one of our area's largest employers, will get to purchase some key Conrail routes.
Industry speculation has N-S getting two lucrative Conrail lines that will give it a foothold in New York.
Comments from N- S are equally optimistic.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six- which highway in our region is rated as one of the nation's ten safest?
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VO-NAT


and an effort to draw more visitors to Smith Mountain Lake is getting mixed reviews. Will the plan to build a water theme park be washed out?
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Shelter


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=None


The board of directors of Covington's battered women's shelter is investigating charges that two former board members sexually harassed one of its residents and a woman who was the shelter's director.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( The location of Covington's safehome shelter is a secret. It was created as a place of safety and protection...
But former shelter director Melanie White says no one protected her, when she accused a member of the shelter's board of directors of sexual harassment.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; I NOTICED I WAS GETTING CALLS FROM A PERSON ON THE BOARD AND THEY WERE IN A SEXUAL NATURE AND THAT DISTURBED ME.))
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White says she rejected the advances, but they continued, and escalated.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; HE CAME TO MY NEW APARTMENT, HADN'T BEEN THERE MORE THAN A WEEK, INTOXICATED, AND FORCED ME ON MY COUCH, AND IT TOOK ALL MY STRENGTH TO FIGHT HIM OFF.))
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She says she went to the chairman of the board, who referred her to another board member, who referred her to the man's supervisor, who told her it would be taken care of.
White says nothing was done, and the harassment continued.
While this was going on, White says she noticed another board member making frequent visits to a woman who was staying at the shelter.
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((MELANIE WHITE/FORMER SHELTER DIRECTOR; HE WOULD COME OVER TO THE SHELTER WHEN I WASN'T THERE, OR COME TO THE SHELTER WHEN I WAS THERE AND SAY HE WAS THERE FOR BUSINESS OR SOMETHING ELSE.))
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The resident talked to a shelter employee about those visits.
The employee, who no longer works there, asked that we conceal her identity to protect her current job.
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((FORMER SHELTER EMPLOYEE; THIS RESIDENT CAME TO US STATING THAT HE WAS MAKING THE MOVE ON HERE, AND I MEAN THERE WAS SUPPOSEDLY KISSING INVOLVED, AND BOTH PEOPLE WERE MARRIED.))
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We talked to the woman by phone today... she told us the advances made her very uncomfortable saying "I've been through so much, it really scared me and I didn't know what to make of it."
White says the board was told about the incidents, but never took action.
Neither of the men accused is on the shelter board now.
One resigned last year, and another says he left the board when his term expired.
We've spoken with both men by phone about the allegations, both say none of it is true.
An attorney for the shelter board told us the board is now conducting an internal investigation into the accusations.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Wintergreen-Death


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE=None
GRAPHIC=None


A Waynesboro woman was found dead Sunday at the Wintergreen Ski Resort after someone heard her three- year- old daughter crying inside a rental unit.
Police say 27- year- old Heather Merchant had been visiting friends at the Nelson County resort.
The cause of death hasn't been determined, but investigators say there were no signs of a struggle. Merchant's body was taken to Richmond for an autopsy.

Shenandoah-Manor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Nursing Home


A Clifton Forge nursing home that lost its Medicaid certification has passed a state inspection.
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VO-NAT
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The state has told officials at Shenandoah Manor that it's in compliance with state standards for Medicaid funding.
The home lost its government funding last December after failing an inspection.
That forced some residents to move.
Shenandoah Manor hopes to begin accepting Medicaid patients again within three weeks.
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I-77


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-3
GRAPHIC=None


One of the country's safest stretches of highway is right in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bland Co.;


The latest issue of U-S-A-A Magazine lists I-77 in Bland County on among the 10 safest interstates.
U-S-A-A writes auto insurance policies.
Two other Virginia interstates also made the list; I-66 in Arlington County, and I-64 in Richmond County.
The ranking includes interstates with less than one fatal accident for every 100- million miles driven on them.
The statistics come from a U-S Department of Transportation report.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NOne


Number one on the list was I-85 in Cherokee County, South Carolina.


Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte


When it comes to highway funding, Congressman Bob Goodlatte says Virginia gets a lousy deal.
He says 1997 could be a pivotal year for major road construction projects in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Federal Highway legislation is up for re- authorization this year.
And Goodlatte hopes Virginia's congressional delegation can win a change in the funding formula that currently returns 79 cents on the dollar.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: THAT MONEY, IF WE GET THE FORMULA CHANGED SO WE GET AT LEAST 60 MILLION MORE EACH YEAR, WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARD MEETING THE MAJOR NEW TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE IN THIS AREA LIKE WIDENING INTERSTATE 81 AND BUILDING INTERSTATE 73.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Goodlatte says major construction to widen Interstate 81 could begin within five years, and construction on Interstate 73 within ten.

Nelms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#97-8 (edit of 596-16)
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


Republican Delegate Robert Nelms has his first challenger for re-election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The previously obscure lawmaker from Suffolk made fame statewide last year after NEWS 7 revealed he'd been arrested for indecently exposing himself in a Richmond park.
Chesapeake schoolteacher Michelle Degnan is seeking the Democratic nomination for his seat.
Nelms could also face a challenge from within his own party.
He is now banned from visiting Richmond parks.
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Stocks


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

Stocks closed mixed today. The Dow fell 66 points, closing at 68 hundred 53. NASDAQ was UP six points.
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Waterworld


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


A water theme park is coming to Smith Mountain Lake.
The owner believes his project is being generally well received.
But as Scott Prince found out, some residents are making waves.
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((Craig Caron is hoping to make a splash at Smith Mountain Lake.
He's the owner of this 12 acre plot of land... which will soon be transformed into Waterworld-- a million dollar amusement park featuring a wave pool, water slides and a go cart track.
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((CRAIG CARON/WATERWORLD OWNER: I'VE BEEN IN THE AREA APPROXIMATELY SIX YEARS AND WE'VE FOUND THAT THERE ISN'T A LOT REALLY FOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. THAT'S WHY WE BROUGHT THIS BUSINESS HERE. ))
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Caron is hoping to attract folks from across the region.
That means Waterworld could cause a spill- over effect for other businesses in the area.
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((ROBIN CAREY/SAL'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT: THE BUSINESS GROWTH WILL BE NATURALLY FLOWING... AND CERTAINLY OUR BUSINESS BEING ESTABLISHED. CERTAINLY OUR CLIENTELE WILL GROW AS WELL. ))
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But there are some Lake residents who are acting "water- resistent."
Kathryn Shay moved to the once- isolated Westlake Corner area 12 years ago.
Since then a strip mall has been built next to her land.
Now Waterworld is moving in on the other side of her property.
She thinks this new commercialization is drowning Franklin County's history.
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((KATHRYN SHAY/UPSET NEIGHBOR: WHERE IS THE RESPECT FOR THE HERITAGE HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY? WHERE IS IT? IT'S ALL MONEY AND IT'S ALL POWER AND IT IS 'HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I MAKE FROM THESE FOLKS?' ))
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Despite her objections, she doesn't have much of a leg to stand on.
The park already has the proper zoning... and it seems Caron has the money to build it.
Therefore it doesn't appear Waterworld will wash away any time soon.
In fact portions of park are scheduled to open this summer.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the Express picks up two new players, the Hokies get set for their A-10 tournament opener tomorrow, the Redskins reward Norv Turner,
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And I'll tell you about the latest incident from the files of Dennis the Menace.
Rodman is suspended again by the NBA.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/dayton


The Express is back on the Round House ice tonight for a 7pm battle with North Division member Dayton in the two club's ONLY meeting of the season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00


Today marked the first day of practice for two new Express players. Goalie Sylvain Careau has been added to the roster as a back up to Dave Gagnon. he replaces Larry Moberg.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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The Express also added left winger Danny Tompkins to the roster. He is coming off reconstructive knee surgery.
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((DANNY TOMPKINS/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


No you haven't been asleep for the past month and a half, and no this is not April Fools Day.
Dennis Rodman has been suspended again.
In last night's win over the Bucks
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watch Rodman deliberately hit Joe Wolf in the groin and then swing his left elbow right at his head.
It's a little hard to see so, watch one more time. The Wolf is holding the ball way over his head, and Rodman deliberately hits him.
He is suspended for one game and fined $75 hundred dollars.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold rodman


Whatever happened to that the next time this happens you're out of the league for good?

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10


The Atlantic 10 mens basketball tournament tips off tomorrow in Philadelphia.
Stee Mason checks in with the Virginia Tech Hokies as they entter the psot

season.
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S-Westhead


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Paul Westhead


One of the Colonial Conference's top coaches was fired this afternoon as Paul Westhead was released after four years as head man at George Mason University.
Westhead won 38 games and lost lost 70 at Mason.
He led the Lakers to the NBA title in 1980.
SS=Colonial tourney


And speaking of titles last night the Colonial crowned its 1997 champ.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/ODU vs. JMU; :00


Last night Odell Hodge, the former Laurel Park star scored 16 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots as Old Dominion beat James Madison 62-to-58 in overtime.
Hodge was named the tourney's MVP. The Monarchs now advance to the NCAA tournament.
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S-Turner


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


The Washington Redskins have rewarded head coach Norv Turner with a new contract extension.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last Summer; :00


This afternoon Turner's current contract was extended through the year 2001.
This despite the fact that his three year record in DC is 18 wins and 30 losses.
Team owner Jack Kent Cooke announced the extension today saying he has never met a more talented coach and motivator of men.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=GIBBS


No disrespect sir, but do you remember this guy named Joe Gibbs who won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks? Wx-Tape
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