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Southside Soldiers on the job in Bosnia.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll mingle with National Guard troops from our area who've been pressed into service as peacekeepers.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And word of an acquittal in the case of the one Tech football player charged with a felony. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Elvis signs with the Chiefs, Dennis Rodman steps in the squared circle with the Hulkster,
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And Steve Mason checks in from Martinsville where he and photographer Lynn Eller caught up with Dale Jarrett and the Quality Care Ford during a testing session this morning.
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A strong cold front and a storm to the south will conspire to bring wet, and then chilly weather to the region.

Bosnia-Troops


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Peacekeepers


It's one thing to read about life in a war-torn country, but seeing the destruction is something entirely different.
Members of a Danville National guard unit stationed in Bosnia will have plenty of stories to tell-- they've been assigned overseas as peacekeepers.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/StarLink


Teresa Hamilton has been following the story and joins us from the Danville National Guard headquarters with an update on the group.
Live=Teresa Full/StarLink
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Keith, we understand it's been a tough adjustment for many of the men who're missing their friends and families but it's a job that's also been a source of pride.
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((LT. TODD GIBBS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:IT DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME AT ALL, I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING SOMETHING THAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, THAT'S REPRESENTING THE US. ))
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Lieutenant Todd Gibbs has living in in Bosnia for about two weeks.
He and 45- Danville National guardsmen are stationed there as peacekeepers.
Last week, the unit officially took over the mission from a group out of Massachusetts.
Adjusting to life overseas has been difficult especially for those with wives and children.
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((SGT. FRANK HUDGINS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN; : MY WIFE IS HAVING..JASON HARRIS. ))
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L'Burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A five year old is believed to have fatally shot his six year old brother in Lynchburg yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police were called to the Greenfield Apartments around 11:30 Sunday morning.
The two boys had been playing outside their apartment building when they went back inside and found the gun.
Authorities believe the gun went off accidentally, striking the six-year- old in the upper body.
He died last night at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Charges against the parents may be pending.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN'T RULED OUT AT THIS POINT. OUR INTENTIONS RIGHT NOW ARE TO COMPLETE THE INVESTIGATION, WE'LL PRESENT IT TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR FINAL DISPOSITION.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=for final disposition.
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Police recovered a .22 caliber pistol and a pellet gun from the scene.
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Quints


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Council has narrowly approved the purchase of two new fire trucks.
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Council voted to buy two quints, vehicles that combine the functions of a pumper and an aerial ladder truck.
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Firefighters have argued the quints are part of a plan to downsize the department, but Mayor David Bowers said he was disappointed with what he called a "campaign of fear."
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: TO ME THIS WAS JUST AN EQUIPMENT PURCHASE. WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO IT, AS SOMEONE SAID, YOU CAN'T GO INTO THE 21ST CENTURY ON AN OLD FIRE TRUCK.)) ((ED CRAWFORD/ROANOKE FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: THE TASK DOESN'T CHANGE... HOPEFULLY NO ONE GETS HURT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


And the firefighters promise more questions about the city's ongoing effort to reorganize their department.

Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Of seven Virginia Tech football players indicted after a campus brawl last August, Angelo Harrison was the only one charged with a felony and suspended from the team for the season.
SS=Legal Scales


Today, Montgomery County circuit judge Ray Grubbs found him NOT guilty.
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Harrison was accused of breaking track athlete Hilliard Sumner's collarbone.
Sumner identified Harrison as the person who attacked him with a cane.
But other witnesses disputed that, including football player Tyron Edmond, who is charged with a misdemeanor.
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((DID YOU SEE ANGELO HARRISON THAT EVENING? EDMOND: YES I DID. DID HE EVER HAVE THE CANE? EDMOND: NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE. YOU HAD IT THE ENTIRE TIME? EDMOND: YES SIR. ))
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The judge ruled the evidence failed to prove Harrison's involvement.
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((MARC LONG/HARRISON'S LAWYER: WELL I HOPE EVERY ATHLETE IN THIS COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY AT VIRGINIA TECH HAS LEARNED SOMETHING, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T BE AROUND THIS SORT OF THING. IF IT STARTS TO HAPPEN THEY'VE GOT TO WALK AWAY.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


Under Tech's new athletic department policy, Harrison's acquittal makes him eligible to return to the football team.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--the state and Westvaco strike a deal for cleaning up the Jackson River while at the same time allowing the company to expand.
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And it's not even 10 years old, but this fast-growing Roanoke company plans to quadruple its work force.
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Innotech


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Innotech


By the end of the year, a Roanoke company in the vision care business expects to complete a multi- million- dollar expansion, creating hundreds of new jobs.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is outside Innotech tonight, a home-grown firm founded less than a decade ago.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Len1;
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Keith Innotech first announced these plans last April.
But now the deal is signed, and the company sees itself doubling the size of its plant and quadrupling its workforce in the near future.
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((
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((PHIL SPARKS/CHIEF OF ECON. DEVELOPMENT: THEY MENTIONED AT THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE 12 OR 18 MONTHS AGO, THAT THEY EXPECTED TO HAVE GROWTH, BUT HERE WE'VE ACTUALLY FINALIZED THOSE AGREEMENTS, AND THE GROWTH IS GONNA BE OCCURRING.))
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All told Innotech plans to hire 410 people over the next three- to- four years, to accommodate the rapidly growing sales of the eyeglass lens castings systems it makes.
The company would not state how much the sales, technical and professional jobs will pay, but they've been called "high quality jobs".
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((RON BLUM/INNOTECH: MOST OF THEM WILL COME ABOUT THROUGH LOCAL HIRES, BUT WE WILL BE BRINGING FAMILIES INTO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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Innotech also pointed out that this expansion will not be affected by its recently announced merger with health care products giant Johnson and Johnson.
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((RON BLUM/INNOTECH: IN OTHER WORDS WE WOULD EXPECT THE J-AND-J ACQUISITION TO BE A SPRINGBOARD FOR FURTHER EXPANSION.))
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Keith if the weather cooperates, Innotech expects to break ground on this project by May.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Innotech currently has 130 employees at this facility.

Suicide-Threat


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=None


A Wythe County man, upset over some trees that were cut down on his property, threatened to set himself on fire outside the Poff Federal Building this morning.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A U.S. Marshall first noticed the man as he chained himself to a bench in front of the building.
He was holding a jug of gasoline and smoking a cigarette.
Police who talked with the man say he was upset about Wythe County removing some trees from his property.
Finally, a parole officer talked him into unlocking the chain and releasing the jug.
Officials wouldn't release the man's name.
He was escorted into the building, and later released.
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Allen-Drugs


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


Drug gang members may NOT get their own individual shots at justice starting July first in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen signed bills today allowing gangs to be tried jointly in one trial... and making it a capital offense to murder or order the murder of another person during a drug crime.
The signing was in a Richmond neighborhood where the so-called Poison Clan operated in 1994.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY KILLED A YOUNG MAN HERE WHO REFUSED TO HELP THEM SELL CRACK COCAINE. THE POISON GANG ALSO KILLED TWO OF HIS FRIENDS AND WOUNDED A FOURTH. WE'RE DETERMINED THAT THESE VICIOUS MURDERERS WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.))
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But the Governor says the Poison Clan killings are being tried now in federal courts, in part because state laws made the prosecution too difficult.
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Thiab


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Ahmad Thiab


An absolute claim of innocence this weekend from one of the men charged with hiring Joe Abed's reputed "crime family"- -to set fire to a Salem nightclub three years ago.
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((IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. YOU KNOW I'M AN EDUCATED MAN. I DID MY MASTERS. I HAVE MY PH-D. YOU KNOW, I'M NOT THAT LOW-CLASS. I'M NOT CRAZY. I DON'T SO THIS. THIS IS NOT MY THING.))
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Thiab is staying with the man who bailed him out of jail, while awaiting word on whether he'll be allowed to return to Canada.
Robert Khatib put up his restaurant as collateral for the 100-thousand dollar bond Thiab posted Friday.
In the early '90's Khatib himself was a victim of the Abeds, the government says.
As proof of that, Khatib points to a letter purportedly from Abed Jamil that claims Khatib supports Islamic terrorists.
"Every year," the letter says, "Khatib sends $450,000 to help the Moslem terrorist group."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Robert Khatib


Khatib says, "If I had that kind of money, I sure wouldn't send it to Middle East."

Stocks


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


On Wall Street, at the end of a day of huge highs and lows, the Dow finished UP 20 points.
NASDAQ was DOWN 13 and a half points.
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DEQ


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=None


An agreement between Westvaco and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will lead to cleaner water, and could pave the way for a plant expansion.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


DEQ officials announced a consent order today which allows Westvaco to drop plans for a 30 million dollar discharge cooling system.
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In return Westvaco will spend 150 million dollars to clean up the water the plant releases into the Jackson River.
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((THOMAS HOPKINS/DEQ DIRECTOR; WE EXPECT A NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT OF IN-STREAM DISSOLVED OXYGEN, COLOR, AMONIA-CLORIDE, AMONIA COMPOUNDS, AND THE AQUATIC COMMUNITY WITHIN A YEAR.))
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Thompson said part of the project will be in conjunction with an expansion of the plant's pulp production capacity, expected by the year 2001.
A Westvaco spokesman would not confirm that a plant expansion is in the works, but did say that the plant currently uses more pulp than it is able to produce.
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Computer-Lab


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=None


It used to be that all a policeman needed to do his job was a gun and a badge... nowadays you can add a mousepad and keyboard to that list.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Lynchburg unveiled its new computer lab today.
With the help of F-B-I instructors, police officers are now being trained to detect and recover evidence of computer-related crime.
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((SPECIAL AGENT AL JOHNSON/FBI INSTRUCTOR: WHEREIN A COMPUTER WAS EITHER USED AS AN INSTRUMENTALITY OF A CRIME OR ACTUALLY USED TO HELP COMMIT THE CRIME. GET TO THAT COMPUTER, SEIZE IT PROPERLY, PROTECT THE EVIDENCE, GET IT OUT OF THERE AND ACTUALLY DO AN ANALYSIS ON THE SYSTEM TO FIND OUT WHATEVER MIGHT BE THERE TO PROVE THE FRUITS OF THE CRIME ITSELF.))
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Federal drug enforcement grant money helped pay for the 16 computer workstations.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight on News 7 Sports, Elvis was spotted signing autographs today in Kansas City, Dale Jarrett was on the track at Martinsville this morning,
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and look who was spotted in the wrestling arena yesterday with Hulk Hogan. Dennis Rodman. He the one with the hat.
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S-Chiefs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Chiefs


Elvis is alive and now he's a quarterback in Kansas City.
This morning Elvis Grbac, officially left the 49ers today and signed a five-year deal with the Chiefs.
The former Michigan standout is the
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SUPER=03-Kansas City; :00


third straight former 49, to take over the Chiefs. He follows in the footsteps of Joe Montana and Steve Bono, but he's a Midwest native and could care less about leaving the Bay area.
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((ELVIS GRBAC/SIGNS WITH CHIEFS:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Chiefs


Grbac is expected to be Chiefs starter when training camp open this Summer.

S-testing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-35
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


Dale Jarrett has no one to chase right now. This week the Winston Cup leader IS trying to run down a short track that always challenges him.
Steve Mason has more on DJ's testing stop at Martinsville today.
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SUPER=01-Todd Parrott/Quality Care Ford Crew Chief; :48
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S-Stocks


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


Yesterday the Late Model Stocks were in control of the Martinsville Speedway, as race winner david Hyder found out that good things do indeed come to those who wait.
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Hyder led 172 of the 200 laps in the main event of the Miller 300 to take home $27 thousand and 500 dollars.
It should have been his second straight big payday at the track.
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Last Fall he was less than a lap away from winning the Taco Bell 300 when David Blankenship spun him out trying to make a pass in turn one.
So, you might say poetic justice has been served.
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S-NIT


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


The NIT continues tonight with second round action, and college basketball fans who follow the game in the region will be in for a real treat as N.C. State hosts West Virginia.
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The Mountaineers opened the NIT with a come from behind 98 to 95 win over Bowling Green last Wednesday.
But duplicating that point total against the red hot Pack will be difficult.
22 of N.C. State's opponents this season failed to break 60 points.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-26
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


The Dennis Rodman soap opera added yet another chapter to its already juicy and at times repulsive screen play.
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SUPER=03-Charleston, SC; :00


Rodman made his debut as a member of the NWO yesterday in Charleston, South Carolina.
The NWO, which stands for new world order is led by Hulk Hogan the Macho Man and several others bad boys.
Rodman got right into the act yesterday choking an opponent with a rope, slapping another in the face, and then spray painting NWO on the back of a beaten opponent.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#Promo


Last year, Roanoke County voters rejected a 37 million dollar bond issue for school renovation and new school construction.
Shortly thereafter, a special Blue Ribbon Commission was formed--
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the Newsroom-- Jean what's the latest with that commission?
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, the 22 members are reporting the results of their findings to the School Board tonight.
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Members of the commission come from all areas of the county.
Many of those voting against last year's bond issue complained there was too much emphasis on the problems of south Roanoke County.
The school board expects the results of this new study to be more broad based.
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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?
Talent=Keith


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