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ANCHOR=Keith

Hundreds thrown out of work in Brookneal.
We'll have a preview of tomorrow's big announcement TONIGHT on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And we'll check in at the Post Office. If you haven't filed your tax return, what are you doing watching T-V?
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 Sports, the major leagues are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in the big leagues, the Big "O" is out of the hospital, Geoff Bodine is in the dog house,
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and Bonnie Henrickson takes over as Virginia Tech's new head women's basketball coach.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


If you want warmer weather, you better head south because our forecast features a cold rain on the way.

Thomasville-Furniture


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


A crushing economic blow for Brookneal and Campbell County tonight.
Thomasville Furniture apparently has decided to close its Brookneal plant by this June, leaving more than 325 people out of work.
Sources say a declining furniture market has forced the shutdown.
Workers reportedly were given the word late this afternoon.
The Thomasville plant had been in Brookneal for several decades.
An official notice from the company is expected to be released tomorrow.

Tax-Day


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Tax Day


The lines are growing at Roanoke's main Post Office.
It's tax time and the procrastinators are out in force.
Double Boxes=Keith and Andrew/Microwave


Andrew Freiden is at the Post Office tonight.
You're not alone.
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(Keith question--And what should you do if you're not going to make the midnight deadline?)

Shawsville


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Accident


Speeding is blamed for an accident that injured two teenagers in Montgomery County today-
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Police say 18-year old Bobby Dwayne Davis and 16-year old Michael Vrizendine were travelling as fast as 70 miles an hour on Dun Hill Road.
After swerving to avoid an oncoming car, driver Davis lost control and launched off an embankment head-first.
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((J.D. DIAMOND/STATE TROOPER: THE PASSENGER, WHO DIDN'T HAVE HIS SEATBELT ON, WAS PARTLY EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER ON TOP OF HIM.))
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Vrizendine had to be airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition with fractures to the face and elbow.
Davis was treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital for minor injuries and released.
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L'burg-Budget


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Some good news today for Lynchburg residents and city employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Officials say property taxes will not rise in the next fiscal year, but city workers' salaries WILL.
It's all part of Lynchburg's 103- million dollar budget unveiled this morning.
City leaders say a robust local economy is keeping them in the black.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TELLS US THAT THE LOCAL ECONOMY, INCLUDING THE STATE IS VERY GOOD. AS YOU KNOW WE'VE DONE VERY WELL INDUSTRIALLY, WE'VE HAD GROWTH THAT WAY, OUR CITIZENS TAXPAYING HABITS ARE BETTER, WE RECEIVED BETTER COLLECTIONS AND SO OVERALL WE'RE JUST HAVING A WHOLE LOT BETTER REVENUE POSITION THAN WE THOUGH WE HAD.))
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The city employees will receive a four percent pay hike.
The budget also allots the full 23 million dollars requested by the city school board.
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Soccer-Fields


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


A new study shows Lynchburg needs to spend more than a million dollars right NOW to address some of the city's most pressing recreational needs.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City council had discussed taking 1- point- 2 million dollars in unused flood relief money and applying it to Lynchburg's recreational shortages.
They got an outline today of how that money could be spent.
Near the top of that list are more fields for Lynchburg's youth soccer programs.
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((MARC GIONET/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: FIVE YEARS AGO, NO ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED.. MAKE SOME DENT. ))
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Gionet (juh-NAY) also says a scaled- down version of the proposed sports complex might be more cost- efficient and neighborhood- friendly.
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Transkrit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A claim of reverse discrimination- -filed by a male pressman has been rejected by a federal judge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/May 1996


Greg Holdren sued his employer for sex discrimination.
In late 1993, Transkrit hired Holdren and eight other new printing press operators... all male but one: Sheila Janney.
Holdren got fired after nine months on the job, because he wasn't keeping up with production quotas. Janney's performance was worse than his, so he claimed he was discharged because of his sex.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Lawsuit


"The undisputed evidence shows," Judge Jackson Kiser ruled, "that Holdren was fired when he remained unable to perform his job properly after many chances for improvement."
He found no discrimination.

Warners


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Campaign Spending


Virginia's race for the U.S. Senate last year stands out in the nation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


New Federal Election Commission reports show Democrat Mark Warner raised and spent the most money of any Senate candidate in the nation.
He raised 11-point-6 million dollars...10-point-3 of it from his own pocket.
And he lost.
The man who won, Republican John Warner took in the most special interest PAC money in the nation.
Warner accepted 1-point-6 million in political action committee money.
He raised and spent 5-point-2 million overall.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- cooperation, not competition, between communities may be the key to attracting new business.
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and the former director of Explore Park has a new mission--making sure the region's scenic landscapes are protected and preserved.
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Davies


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Education


The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia has fired its director.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gordon Davies has been the council's director for 20 years.
He's widely credited for giving Virginia colleges a higher national stature.
But he's had strained relations with Governor Allen's appointees to the council, who engineered a seven-to-three vote today to end his contract.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


Davies attributed his dismissal to what he called: "a difference in perception on how you do this job."
Davies had resisted continued cutbacks and cost- savings plans the Allen administration has pushed for state colleges.

Sonic


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=None


Imagine a retail store opening withOUT wanting any mention of it in the media.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The owner of the Sonic Mart asked W-D-B-J management to keep "news people" OFF the property.
That was after we dropped by the store on Brambleton Avenue on opening day this morning.
We wanted to know more about the dispute with Joe Abbott over ownership of the place.
The store has been closed for nearly six months while Roy Bane wrestled with Abbott in and out of court.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Joe Abbott


Abbott claims Bane stole the business from him.
Bane says Abbott agreed to buy it, but the deal went sour and ended in a six-figure judgment against Bane.
Bane says he hadn't realized Abbott was "the John Gotti of Roanoke."
Now that Abbott is locked up, pending trial on racketeering charges, the store is back in Bane's hands and open for business.

New-Century


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=None


A group trying to help develop our region's economic future is pioneering a new concept aimed at creating more sites for industrial development.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


The New Century Council has convinced the Commonwealth to allow communities in the area to jointly develop business parks and share the tax revenue generated from them.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL: WE'RE ABLE TO ALLOW CITIES THAT DON'T HAVE ANY LAND TO INVEST IN A LONG TERM FUTURE, AND THE RURAL AREAS THAT DON'T HAVE MONEY TO UTILIZE URBAN MONEY TO BEGIN THE PARTNERSHIP.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;


The first piece of land the New Century Council is targeting is a two- thousand acre site in Pulaski County next to the New River Valley Airport.
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Richardson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Virginia Tech alumnus, the school's first Nobel prize winner, says physics was never really one of his favorite interests.
He ended up majoring in it though, and now teaches the subject at Cornell University.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Robert Richardson is visiting his alma mater in Blacksburg this week.
He's come a long way from the self- described average student with a normal childhood curiosity.
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((ROBERT RICHARDSON/NOBEL PRIZE WINNER: I MEAN I HAD CHEMISTRY SETS AND I ALWAYS TRIED TO MAKE LITTLE THINGS THAT WOULD SMELL BAD OR BLOW UP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SPECIAL INTEREST IN PHYSICS. I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN MATHEMATICS. I LIKED ASTRONOMY WHEN I WAS LITTLE. ))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Virginia Tech


In December Richardson and two colleagues were awarded a Nobel prize for their discovery 25 years ago of a superfluid form of helium-3.
Richardson is lecturing on the topic tonight at Tech.

Stocks


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

On Wall Street the blue chip issues took off today for their best session of the year thus far.
The Dow surged 135 points, closing at 65 hundred 87.
NASDAQ dropped three points.
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Cutler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Rupert Cutler


The man who led Virginia's Explore Park for the last five years has a new job.
But the organization he left behind is still dealing with his departure.
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On March first, Rupert Cutler traded his position at Explore for a new role organizing the Western Virginia Land Trust.
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The new group is working with private landowners to draft voluntary conservation easements that will protect valuable viewsheds and open space from intensive development.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VA. LAND TRUST: THE PURPOSE OF THE WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST IS TO SAVE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE TREASURE SO DEARLY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND WESTERN VIRGINIA, RANGING FROM THE UNDEVELOPED RIDGE LINES AND MOUNTAINSIDES TO ROANOKE RIVER, PLACES FOR GREENWAYS AND HISTORIC SITES WE TREASURE SO MUCH.))
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The search for Cutler's successor at Explore stalled after a committee narrowed the field to five candidates.
Roanoke County executive Gardner Smith is filling in as director until a replacement is found.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Explore is calling in an executive search firm to come up a new list of candidates to lead the living history park.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Lady Hokies have new head basketball coach, we'll check out some afternoon college softball, plus Geoff Bodine gets fined by NASCAR.
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And tonight marks the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in the big leagues.
More one that right after this quick break.
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S-Tech


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


Virginia Tech introduced Bonnie Henrickson as the new head women's basketball coach today.
The former Hokies assistant starts with a four year contract, a vote of confidence and our own Steve Mason.
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-27
GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL


Also, on campus this afternoon, Virginia Tech welcomed Radford University to town for a little softball, in the two school's only meeting this spring.
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The Lady Hokies came into the doubleheader with a 18-and-23 record.
We pick it up in the third with tech down 5-to-nothing, but on the move. This three run homer by MIchelle Meadows over the left field fence makes it a 5-to-3 game.
But the Lady Highlanders would match that outburst and then some in the fourth, as they unload for 6 runs. Chasity Chronick rips the double to left and plating one of those.
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Then Laurie Riley singles up the middle scoring two runs and the Lady Highlanders win game one of the doubleheader 13-to-9.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Radford leads games two 2 to nothing in the 6th.

S-Jackie


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


Fifty years ago today a man named Jackie Robinson changed baseball forever when he was inserted into the Brooklyn Dodgers lineup, thus becoming the first black man play in the major leagues.
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Teams and players are honoring Robinson in a number of ways throughout the current season, but tonight President Clinton will get into the act in a special ceremony at Shea stadium.
Tonight's game between the Dodgers and Mets will stopped in the fifth innings, at which time the President will make a brief statement.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=robinson


In one side note, Mr. Clinton invited Tiger Woods to join him tonight, but Tigers declined the invitation.

S-Cubs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=nascar


The Winston Cup warriors roll into Martinsville this week, and today Geoff Bodine got slapped down with a big fine for running his mouth and using his car as a battering ram.
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Bodine, in the QVC Ford spent most of Sunday's Cup race in Bristol swapping paint with Jimmy Spencer in the Smokin Joe's machine.
NASCAR fined Bodine $10 thousand bucks for his on-track actions and his off track comments that included a good bit of profanity.
As of now Spencer has not been fined.
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S-Heath


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


The New Orleans Saints still hope to land Heath Shuler, but right now there's no indication when he will finally become the Saints property.
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SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Training Camp; :00


The Redskin quarterback's time as a restricted free agent expired yesterday, keeping him the property of the Redskins.
But as we all know the Skins do not want Shuler.
The two teams can't agree on what Heath is worth.
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S-Oscar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


And finally tonight, hall of fame basketball basketball great Oscar Robertson was released from the hospital this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00


The Big "O" has spent the past five days recuperating in a Cincinnati hospital after donating one of his kidneys to his 32 year old daughter Tia Robertson.
Robertson who is 58 broke down with tears of joy this afternoon as he announced that his daughter is going fine and will likely come home later this week.
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