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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX: Tobacco money is funding the campaign for Governor.
It's also fueling the debate over which candidate ought to answer for it.
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VO-NAT


And the WEST Virginia legislature is gambling on a casino at the Greenbrier. We'll see what local residents think about it.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, Roy Stanley checks in from VMI with a report on spring football for the Keydets, the Braves trade former Danville star Jermaine Dye,
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And Lord Botetourt head baseball coach Chuck Pound is given the keys to drive the girl's team today as he takes over the school's new ladies hoop coach.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


An eye on the sky today saw nothing but blue...Hale-Bopp should put on a show tonight...and the weekend looks fair as well.

Philip-Morris


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Like smokers trying to wean themselves from nicotine, Virginia politicians appear addicted to tobacco money.
Many take it, in large amounts.
SS=Jim Gilmore


But as Attorney General Jim Gilmore's aligned Virginia with the tobacco companies in court AGAINST federal regulations on cigarette sales...is he crossing the line by taking money from Philip Morris?
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
First of all, what's the latest contribution?
Live=Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Republican candidate for governor Jim Gilmore flew to New York last week on a Philip Morris corporate jet, skipped a meeting there with fellow attorneys general from around the country, and picked up 50- thousand dollars in campaign donations at a fundraiser hosted by the company, including 20- thousand from Philip Morris itself.
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In meetings with Virginia reporters when he got back, Gilmore said he had NO plans to withdraw Virginia's friend of the court brief on behalf of the tobacco companies against the FDA regulations on teen smoking.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK AT BEST HE'S GUILTY OF BAD JUDGMENT AND AT WORST, HE'S GUILTY OF GROSS IMPROPRIETY.))
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Well that comes from a man who accepted 10- thousand dollars from Philip Morris in 1996.
sot 09:46:53

((BEYER: I'M NOT IN THE POSITION OF ENFORCING VIRGINIA'S TOBACCO LAWS. REMEMBER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS ACTUALLY .. AGAINST THE FDA REGULATIONS.))
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Beyer's likely running mate L.F. Payne also accepted 10- thousand dollars last year.
But Republican George Allen admitted Gilmore's donation didn't come at the best time.
sot 08:34:14

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT....DISCLOSED. WHICH MEANS EVERYONE CAN HAVE ALL THEIR POT SHOTS AND COMMENTS ABOUT IT.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


We tried to get Jim Gilmore in front of our cameras today... but he did NOT make himself available.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


A spokesman called Don Beyer a hypocrite for taking tobacco money in the past.
(Keith question: Doesn't Gilmore personally own Philip Morris stock?)
Yes he owns 375 shares.
Which are valued at just under 120- dollars each right now.

Sex-Offenders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Democrat Don Beyer says he's tough on sex offenders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


He's won "two strikes and you're out" laws and a sex offender registry in Virginia in recent years.
But today, at Richmond schoolyard, Beyer proposed that the worst molesters and rapists be introduced to the community they're moving into at a public meeting.
He's NOT worried it will get ugly.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: BUT THEY ))
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The American Civil Liberties Union calls it a novel idea that fits into a new trend of "public shaming."
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((KENT WILLIS/VA ACLU: EVERYONE CARES ABOUT FAMILIES...IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
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OUT Q=first place.
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VO-NAT


Beyer says the average child molester has victimized 117 children.
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Forest-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=None


An arrest has been made in yesterday's holdup of a Bedford County convenience store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00


Authorities say 19- year- old Chad Michael Pedro (PEH-drow) robbed the Quik-E food store in Forest early Wednesday morning.
After seeing a videotape of the holdup on t-v last night, an acquaintance of Pedro's called police to say she recognized the teenager's voice and clothing.
Detectives arrested the teen this afternoon at his girlfriend's home near Lynchburg.
He reportedly has confessed to the crime.
Pedro has been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
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Green


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


Former animal breeder Valery Green is back in the dog house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March 11;


Just a few weeks after a judge said she could no longer own any pets, animal control officers found a puppy inside a fenced in portion of her property.
SUPER=04-January;


Green lost custody of her 120 dogs and cats after a Franklin County judge ruled she mistreated them.
Authorities have issued a "show- cause" warrant against her and she's scheduled to appear in court April 8th.
If Green is found in contempt... she could face a stiff fine, or jail time.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--improving grades on the yearly report card for Virginia public schools.
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and a taste of Monte Carlo comes to the mountain state--West Virginia's Greenbrier resort is getting ready for casino gambling.
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State-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia public school students improved on nearly half of 46 performance indicators in an annual report card released today by the State Board of Education.
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SOT 08:05:47
IN Q=There's some

((RICHARD LAPOINTE/VA. SUPERINTENDENT FOR PUB. INSTRUCTION: THERE'S SOME NICE MOVEMENT. I BELIEVE THE MORE RIGOROUS STANDARDS THE BOARD IS MOVING TOWARD WILL TAKE US TO AN EVEN HIGHER PLATEAU.))
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VO-NAT


The Board heard that more students are taking algebra before the 9th grade, and more are receiving advanced studies diplomas.
Last year, Virginia students showed NO improvement on nearly two- thirds of the indicators.
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Long


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former Radford firefighter who ran a fire truck into a parked police car may never be tried for driving under the influence of drugs.
Special prosecutor Gino Williams had to dismiss the charge today because a lab at Medical College of Virginia can't find Tommy Long's blood test results.
Williams expects to reinstate the charge if and when the report turns up.
Long requested the independent analysis.
A STATE lab test revealed what a toxicologist described as an unusually high level of a prescription medication in Long's blood.

DSM-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


D-S-M Engineering Plastic Products has announced it's laying off up to 50 wage and salaried workers at its Wytheville plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/File Tape;


The company, which used to be called Polymer Corporation, says it is reorganizing to stay competitive.
That means phasing out some products, and shifting other manufacturing between its plants in Wytheville and Reading, Pennsylvania.
D-S-M currently employs about 130 workers.
The layoffs will take effect during the second half of the year.
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Autumn-Lane


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Residents of Autumn Lane in Roanoke say a developer is putting their lives at risk.
SS=Legal Scales


Now the city has filed criminal charges against Phillip Bane for failing to comply with construction ordinances.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-March 8


Bane is working on an 11- home project.
But for more than a year, the city has issued him numerous stop work orders.
Among Bane's alleged violations-- covered storm drains, street debris, and improper drainage fields.
Bane is scheduled to appear in court a week from today.
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Stocks


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


The prospect of even higher interest rates spooked Wall Street into a big stock market selloff today.
The Dow tumbled 140 points, closing at 67 hundred 41.
NASDAQ lost 19 points.
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Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


Gambling at the Greenbrier... Until a week ago, the issue appeared to be dead.
But now the proposal is speeding through the West Virginia legislature.
And Joe Dashiell reports the debate is heating up on the streets of White Sulphur Springs.
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((In Greenbrier County, legalized gambling means the West Virginia State Lottery or Friday night bingo, but soon those games of chance may not be the only game in town.
The Greenbrier hopes to open a Monte Carlo style casino for overnight guests in the space that formerly served as a cold war bunker for members of Congress.
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IN Q=With more guests

((JEFF MCCORMICK/UNION OFFICIAL: WITH MORE GUESTS BEING AT THE HOTEL, WE'RE LOOKING AT MANY MORE JOBS BEING UP THERE IN THE WINTERTIME FOR OUR EMPLOYEES.)) ((G.P. PARKER/WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS MAYOR: IF A PERSON CAN AFFORD TO STAY AT THE GREENBRIER, MAYBE THEY CAN AFFORD TO LOSE A LITTLE MONEY.))
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Still, on the Streets of Greenbrier County, support is far from unanimous.
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IN Q=I don't think it should

((CLIFFORD HOLLEY/GREENBRIER CO. RESIDENT: I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD GO IN. WHY NOT? PROBABLY RUIN THE COMMUNITY.))
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OUT Q=ruin the community.


How the prospect of gambling plays in the barber's chair, or the church pew is important, since the issue is ultimately headed for a local referendum.
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IN Q=You don't want any more

((PAT COOPER: YOU DON'T WANT ANY MORE DRUGS... MORE PEOPLE TO THE AREA.)) ((TINA SHEPPARD: I KNOW THERE'S A LOT THAT'S GOING TO BE DEAD SET AGAINST IT, SO IT'S GOING TO BE A BATTLE. I'M PRETTY SURE OF THAT.))
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In the meantime, all eyes are on Charleston where a final vote in the legislature is expected by the end of next week.
Joe Dashiell News 7 White Sulphur Springs))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Lord Botetourt girls have a new head coach, how long will Radford University have its head men's hoop coach?
We'll try to answer that plus,
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VO-NAT eng#


Roy Stanley checks in from Lexington with a report on VMI spring football with first year head coach Ted Cain.
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S-Botetourt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


The most successful girls' high school basketball program in the state the past two years, has gone in house for its new head coach.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Daleville;


This afternoon, Chuck Pound was given the keys to run the girls team as its new head coach.
Pound is also the Cavaliers head baseball coach and a longtime basketball assistant at the school.
SUPER=03-Bristol/November 23, 1996; :00


He replaces David Wheat who resigned after leading the Lady Cavaliers to back to back state championships.
Pound hopes the experience garnered from those championships pays off for the returning players.
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((CHUCK POUND/NEW BOTETOURT GIRLS COACH:))
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S-Bradley


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


As news 7 sports reported last night; Radford University mens basketball coach
SS=Ron Bradley


Ron Bradley met with Indiana State University officials yesterday about the vacant head basketball job. Bradley, who is in route to the men's final four, was unavailable, but Radford athletic director Greig Denny did comment on the situation this afternoon.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-3
GRAPHIC=Tech/Radford Baseball

The Virginia Tech/Radford baseball double dip headed to Demon Center Park today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/Hokies vs. Highlanders; :00


Highlander skipper Lew Kent and Tech coach Chuck Hartman visited before the opening pitch.
Former Franklin County star Chad Foutz registered four RBI's on the day on three hits. His one bagger here in the second plated Gray Hodges and gave the Hokies a 2-nothing lead.
Still In the second, Eric Shifflet crushes a 3 run homer to center that scores Randy Martin and Foutz; 5-nothing Tech.
SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/11/Radford/2;

Radford got on the board in the 3rd. Chris Whiting grounds out but Brad Hoffman crosses the plate; 6-1 Tech and the Hokies cruise to the 11-2 victory. Tech is now 13 and 12 on the season. RU falls to 12 and 15.
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S-Dye


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Atlanta Braves continue to clean house in the outfield today.
After shipping Marquis Grissom and Dave Justice to Cleveland on Tuesday,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


the Braves get rid of Jermaine Dye this afternoon.
The only former Danville Brave to make it to the big leagues was traded along with minor league pitcher Jamie Walker to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Michael Tucker and infielder Keith Lockhart.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold braves


This should mean the Braves outfield will have Klesko in left, Lofton in center and Andruw Jones in right.

S-VMI


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


A new era of football began this spring as head coach Ted Cain takes the V-M-I Keydets through spring practice.
And Roy Stanley says Cain and his staff are taking the Keydets back to School.
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((The Keydets started the spring learning a new system on both offense and defense.
And after nine days of practice Cain and his assistants know the players are eager to master the new systems.)) ((TED CAIN/VMI HEAD COACH: )) ((The Keydets will play the standard 4-3 defense that 90 per cent of colleges use these days.)) ((CAIN: )) ((Offensively the Keydets must fill the void left by all time national and Southern Conference rusher Thomas Haskins.
That responsibility will rest on the arm of veteran quarterback Al Lester. The key will be getting as many people as possible involved in the offensive attack.)) ((AL LESTER/VMI QUARTERBACK: )) ((CAIN: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((LESTER: )) ((V-M-I will wrap up spring practice with a final scrimmage on April fifth. In Lexington, Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Treeways


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=None


Area highways are getting a little greener, thanks to some high school volunteers and a program called "America's Treeways".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Hundreds of redbud and willow oak trees were planted today along several major roadways in Appomattox, Campbell and Pittsylvania Counties.
It's all part of a joint effort between V-DOT and the National Tree Trust aimed at beautifying the state's highways.
Since 1991, the Tree Trust has helped plant nearly five million trees in 48 states.
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Skywriter


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Big Game


Potentially thousands of Roanokers received a message from up above this afternoon... courtesy of the Virginia Lottery.
Scott Prince has the story.
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((The Big Game has a big jackpot... and the Virginia Lottery is letting everyone know it.
Officials have bought large billboards... but it's nothing compared to this.
There's no doubt 56- million dollars was looming especially large over downtown Roanoke.
The sky- writing was handled by Jim Butler, whose been doing this kind of work for nearly a decade.
He calls it a lost art.
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SOT 10:32:04
IN Q=I went

((JIM BUTLER/SKY WRITER: I WENT TO THE ANNUAL SKY WRITERS CONVENTION. WE HAD A HUNDRED PERCENT ATTENDANCE IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA AND ALL FIVE OF US SHOWED UP. ))
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His bright yellow plane is nearly 40 years old... and was once used as a training aircraft during the Korean War.
But it definitely gets the most attention when it's in the air, smoking- out messages.
Even though this one didn't last very long, lottery officials hope it sinks in.
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SOT 10:34:54
IN Q=At 56

((MARK MERRITT/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: AT 56 MILLION DOLLARS, IT'S WORTH A DOLLAR TO GIVE IT A TRY. ))
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This particular promotion was not confined to Roanoke.
Simultaneously, it was taking place in Richmond and the Virginia Beach area.
The 56- million dollar jackpot is largest ever available in the Commonwealth.
And clearly, lottery officials would have you believe the sky's the limit.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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