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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX: Police have responded to an apparent domestic dispute in Hillsville--two people have been fatally shot.
News 7 is on the scene and we will have a live report.
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VO-NAT


Also multiple brush fires, visible for many miles, keep crews busy in Roanoke and Bedford Counties.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Winston Cup cars qualified at Texas this afternoon, Ricky Craven crashes during practice,
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Salem Avalanche is all set for the season opener tomorrow at home.
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WX-Head
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An eye on the sky tonight should produce excellent comet viewing...meantime the forecast is mild indeed tomorrow.

Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


Fire fighters from across the area have converged on Bedford and Roanoke Counties in an attempt to stop more than a dozen brush fires.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince is in Bedford County.
Scott are any homes being threatened by the fires.
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Hillsville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A tense police standoff in Hillsville ended just moments ago. Two people are dead and one critically wounded.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/StarLink


Tracy Altizer joins us from the scene with more.
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Riverside-Fall


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


A Bedford County woman is fighting for her life after falling off a train trestle into the James River this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


It happened around 3:30 on the railroad bridge between Amherst County and Lynchburg.
22-year old Amanda Shackelford and 23-year old Gabriel Forest were walking across the trestle when a southbound Norfolk Southern train approached.
Witnesses say the two tried to outrun the train but Shackelford tripped and fell about eighty feet into the river.
She's in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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Edison


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech's football program kicks a probable starter at tight end off the team.
That after Blacksburg police charged 20 year old Pedro Edison with two counts of destruction of property and resisting arrest.
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Edison allegedly kicked a car window in at University Terrace apartments.
Police say they had to use spray to subdue Edison after he resisted arrest.
They say he also kicked the window out of a police cruiser while sitting in the back seat.
Edison was already due to serve two months in jail this summer for a fatal car accident in Staunton last year.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Virginia Tech


Athletic director Dave Braine said in a release that such behavior would not be condoned.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE
Still to come on News 7 at Six---

Attorney General Jim Gilmore says a full time campaign for governor means he must give up his day job--and he's urging his opponent Don Beyer to do the same.
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Also authorities say it's frustrating but there's little they could have done to prevent Tuesday's double murder in Roanoke.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore says he WILL resign.
But he feels like a million bucks.
Ellen Qualls was with the Republican candidate for governor on his "million dollar day."
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It was a very big day for Virginia's attorney general... and a costly one for Republican donors who paid up to a thousand dollars each for some sausages and a snapshot suitable for framing at one of three fundraisers around the state.
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((WE HAVE RAISED ONE MILLION-33-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THIS MILLION DOLLAR DAY EVENT. applause...))
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Gilmore had some help making Virginia fundraising history.
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((DAN QUAYLE: BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AL GORE WITH JUST ONE STRATEGIC PHONE CALL FROM THE WHITE HOUSE COULD RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS TOO. laughter.))

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Politicos call Gore's situation "the appearance of impropriety."
And to keep it from tainting Gilmore any further than a ride in a Philip Morris jet did last week...
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((GILMORE: SO I ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT I WILL RESIGN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA ON JUNE 11TH.))
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That's the day after the GOP primary.
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((GILMORE: NO MATTER HOW HONORABLE YOU CONDUCT YOUR OFFICE, OR HOW HONORABLE WE ALL WORK TOGETHER, NONETHELESS PEOPLE WILL MAKE CHARGES.))
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Democratic opponent Don Beyer says if Gilmore's worried about conflicts of interest -- why wait two months to step down?
He's certainly NOT waiting to campaign hard AGAINST Beyer.
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((GILMORE: FRIENDS, THE ERA OF BIG GOVERNMENT IS NOT OVER. IT'S JUST TRYING TO COME TO VIRGINIA. AND IT'S DRIVING A VOLVO.))
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But amidst warnings that Don Beyer's a big spender, Democrats say Jim Gilmore pulling in 14-hundred dollars a minute on this day -- but delaying his resignation -- is like a "tippler swearing off right after his current binge."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Norfolk.))

Women's-Conference


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


A first of its kind women's conference is expected to draw about two thousand people to Lynchburg later this month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It's called "Sisters in Christ", and it's the brainchild of several female Christian leaders in the Hill City.
The conference will feature more than two dozen seminars designed to help women of all races deal with problems in their lives.
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((PATRICIA COLEMAN/SISTERS IN CHRIST ORGANIZER: WE'RE NOT LIBERATIONISTS, WE'RE NOT FEMINISTS AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, WE'RE A GROUP OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN WHO LOVE THE LORD, WHO KNOW THAT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR OUR LIVES JUST LIKE THE MEN IN OUR LIVES, AND IT'S TIME THAT THESE WALLS CAME DOWN.))
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Coleman says the conference is similar to "Promise Keepers", an organization that helps men lead more Christian lives.
The women's conference gets underway April 18th.
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Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


A bill that would allow gambling at the Greenbrier is still alive in the West Virginia legislature.
But lawmakers apparently want a bigger piece of the action.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs;


The resort hopes to build a Monte Carlo style casino in the cold war bunker that was built for members of Congress.
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((TED KLEISNER/GREENBRIER PRESIDENT: IT INVOLVES POTENTIALLY THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE THRIVING ENTERPRISE, ONE OF THE OLDEST TOURISM ENTERPRISES IN THIS STATE TO CONTINUE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN ONE OF THE MOST HORRENDOUSLY COMPETITIVE WORLDWIDE ENVIRONMENTS OF DESTINATION RESORTS.))
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A Senate Committee has re- written the legislation to claim two- thirds of the profits for state and local governments.
But it would also allow the casino to offer slot machines.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Greenbrier


Saturday is the last day for each house to pass its own bill.

Explosives-Spill


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Accident


A truck carrying thousands of pounds of explosives overturned in Charlottesville this morning.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville


The accident on Route 250 forced authorities to re-route cars and evacuate some businesses.
The truck was carrying about 14-thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate and another 550 pounds of a blasting agent.
There was NO explosion, and no one was hurt.
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Stocks


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


Another loss for the Dow today--down 40 points, closing at 64 hundred 77.
NASDAQ gained 13 points.
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Caru-Murders


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


When Sharon Casey of Roanoke and her mother were shot and killed Tuesday, people who knew them wondered--what will become of Casey's children?
Two of Casey's best friends, one of whom rescued the children from Casey's apartment right before the murders took place, told us the youngsters will live with relatives.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff spoke with the women this afternoon.
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Jean, Atoka Coles and Jada (JAH-DAH) Hodnett say Sharon Casey didn't have much, but she remained an upbeat person.
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Coles and Hodnett DON'T blame city police for not preventing Ortiz from doing this, even though Casey had obtained several warrants on him.
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Coles and Hodnett say they realize police can't treat every domestic case like it's going to lead to murder.
For example, on the night of Tuesday's double murder and the subsequent standoff with Ortiz police had to also handle seven assault calls, five domestic disorder calls, and four property damage reports all involving boyfriends and girlfriends or husbands and wives.
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


Miguel Mike Ortiz's mother released the following statement today.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Newsroom



Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, Ricky Craven crashes at Texas and is taken to the hospital and the Hillcats and Avalanche prepare for their season openers.
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And Steve Mason will have a look at new team concept in the Late Model Stock Car division.
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S-Craven


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Ricky Craven


Winston Cup Driver Ricky Craven was injured in a crash during practice this morning at the new Texas Motor Speedway.
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Craven lost control of his Chevrolet and hit the fourth turn wall about sixty minutes into the session.
Medical personnel at the track said Craven suffered a skull fracture a possible broken left shoulder and a possible ruptured eardrum. He also complained of chest pains.
Craven was taken by helicopter to the Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Texas Logo


Qualifying for tomorrow's first race at the new Texas Motor Speedway has been called due to rain.
Rain hit the area shortly after the Busch Grand National Cars qualified. Track officials have rescheduled qualifying for noon tomorrow.
Meantime, Jeff Green will start on the pole for the Busch race. He turned in a speed of 180 point 054 miles per hour. Elliott Sadler will start on the outside. Hermie Sadler is third.

S-Agnew


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-35
GRAPHIC=NASCAR

The late model stock car racing season begins this weekend at tracks all over Virginia and the Carolinas'.
New River Valley Speedway's opener will give local fans a first hand look at perhaps a new movement in Late model racing. Steve Mason explains.
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((2 Winston Cup championships between them in 2 years, a 1/2 finish in the 1996 Winston Cup points race. Terry Labonte and Jeff Gordon, along with newly acquired Ricky Craven are teammates whose successful partnership has forced even the most legendary drivers to join forces in an effort to keep pace.
Jeff Agnew and Johnny Rumley will unveil that kind of team philosophy in late model stock car racing this season at the New River Valley Speedway. ((:))
Their new partnership had an immediate impact in their first race of the season at Martinsville Speedway March 17th. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Agnew and Rummley's new partnership has not gone unnoticed. Late model contenders like Rodney Six Pack Cundiff understand what all the single team drivers are up against. ((:)) But what if a possible victory is on the line? ((:))
Rumley will run a limited Busch and late model stock schedule. Agnew begins pursuit of another New River Valley Speedway title this weekend in the _________. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

S-Cats


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Hillcats


The Lynchburg Hillcats open their season Friday night at Winston-Salem.
Manager Jeff Banister returns for his second season. He lead the Hillcats to a 65 and 74 record and a sixth place finish last season.
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Promo


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That's News 7 at Six.
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