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Choppy water may have played a role in a drowning at Smith Mountain Lake... that kept rescue workers away, as well.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll check that out first thing on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And the story of a bomb threat at a local grocery store. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the first round of qualifying is over at Martinsville. a National Hockey League coach is fired--
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and Virginia Tech's Al Clark will lead the Hokies in their final spring scrimmage tomorrow afternoon.
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WX-Head
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The weather outside was frightful.. winds near 40mph and temperatures that refused to warm up. How about your weekend? That story coming up.

Lake-Drowning


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


A deadly combination of wind and waves claimed the life of a boater in Smith Mountain Lake today.
Steve Smallshaw tells us recovery efforts can't get underway until tomorrow.
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On an otherwise picturesque day at Smith Mountain Lake, stiff winds and rough waters capsized a small fishing boat this morning, sending its rider into the water.
Witnesses spotted the victim floating amid debris from his boat.. two young men grabbed life jackets and jumped in to save him but could not.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE OLDEST, THE 21- YEAR- OLD BOY, ACTUALLY GOT HIS HAND ON HIM AND TOLD US THAT HE WEIGHED TOO HEAVY TO DRAG HIM AND THE NEXT THING HE KNEW HE WENT UNDER.))
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That was the last anyone saw of the boater.
Police and rescue crews were called.
They recovered gear from the boat and what they believe were the victim's shoes, but there was little else they could do.
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((The same kinds of conditions that capsized the boat.. high winds and rough waters.. kept authorities from mounting any kind of rescue effort this afternoon.))
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Three and four foot waves threatened to dash rescue boats onto the rocky shore.
Dive teams could only stand and watch.
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((DAVID FALWELL/SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM: BUT MAINLY WE NEED THE BOATS TO HELP ASSIST TODAY AND WE JUST CAN'T KEEP THE BOATS IN THIS KIND OF WATER. THE PROPS RUNNING AROUND OUR DIVERS, IT'S JUST NOT A SAFE OPERATION.))
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Divers will start their search first thing Saturday morning when they hope the waters will be calmer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Bomb-Threat


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


A grocery store in North Roanoke County received a bomb threat this afternoon.
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Police evacuated and searched the Kroger store at Peters Creek and Williamson Roads but found nothing.
Assistant Manager Eddie Antoine says a customer had first approached him with a complaint.
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((EDDIE ANTOINE/ASST.MANAGER: HE BROUGHT ME OVER TO ONE OF THE AISLES AND TOLD ME HE HAD A GUN AND IF I DIDN'T GIVE HIM MONEY HE WAS GOING TO BLOW UP THE STORE AND SHOOT ME.))
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Antoine told him he was getting the money, then slipped out the back door and called 9-1-1.
While he was gone the "customer"- -would-be robber left.
Police say they're looking for three men in a light-blue midsize sedan.
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GE-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=General Electric


For the second time this year, changing market conditions have prompted a layoff at the G-E plant in Salem.
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SUPER=@File;


This time 11 salaried people are affected.
During the winter G-E laid off 138 hourly employees who manufacture its drives and industrial control systems.
Those people are back on the job now.
Over the past six months attrition and a Voluntary Job Elimination Program helped G-E downsize its salaried workforce by about 60 positions, preventing more layoffs.
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Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
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The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters have a pretty good handle on a brush fire at Johns Creek on Potts Mountain in Craig County.
An aerial tanker came by, but it was too windy to make a drop.
About 30 people are coming from the New River Valley to lend a hand on containment.
There is no estimate of the number of acres involved at this point.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six, one rock group plans to fight the plan to pull the plug on its Richmond concert.
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and some college students help youngsters gain an appreciation for Mother Earth.
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GOP-Debate


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Republicans


Four Virginia Republicans are running for Attorney General and today may have been their first, last and best shot to win support among some very influential people.
The Virginia Federation of Republican Women is in Roanoke.
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Ellen Qualls listened in on their debate today. Did they take the gloves off?
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(Keith question--What about the lieutenant governor's debate?)

Johnson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Bob Johnson


After hinting that he might not run for re- election, Bob Johnson has decided to seek another term on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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Johnson has been a member of the board since 1985, and now serves as the Supervisors Chairman.
Today, Johnson said he is proud of his record, and promises a "campaign of issues, not apologies."
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Johnson faces a challenge from Don Terp, who called for the elimination of the county police department yesterday.
Today, Johnson said that is a bad idea.
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Deregulation


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


A congressional subcommittee meeting in Richmond today heard the pros and cons of electric utility deregulation.
Supporters of deregulation say competition could mean lower power bills but consumer groups and power companies warn it could have the opposite effect for residential customers.
At issue is legislation that would require states to devise their own plans for competitive electric service.
Virginia Congressman Tom Bliley chairs the Commerce Committee and strongly supports the legislation.
He said it could save the average consumer as much as 433 dollars a year.


La-Leche


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


The statewide chapter of La Leche (Lay-Chay) League is having its annual meeting in Roanoke, today and tomorrow.
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In case you've never heard of the group, its mission is to provide mother-to-mother support, for breast feeding moms.
It's an art and skill that doesn't necessarily come NATURALLY.
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((MARY RENARD/LA LECHE LEAGUE: THEY THINK THAT, WELL, MAYBE THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO, BUT THE BABY WILL INSTINCTIVELY KNOW HOW TO NURSE. IN FACT THE BABIES DON'T START OUT KNOWING WHAT THEY'RE DOING EITHER VERY WELL. SO BOTH MOTHER AND BABY NEED A LOT OF SUPPORT AND A LOT OF HELP.))
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More and more women who work outside the home are opting to keep up with their babies' feeding schedules by pumping breast milk... at work.
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((SHERRY WAGSTAFF/LA LECHE LEAGUE: IT ENABLES THE MOTHER THEN TO HAVE THE BREASTFEEDING RELATIONSHIP WHEN SHE IS WITH THE BABY AND TO PROVIDE STILL THE BEST NUTRITION WHEN SHE'S NOT WITH THE BABY. ))
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About 300 people from around-- and outside-- the state are expected to attend the conference at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
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Salvador-Immigrant


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville family is fighting to keep their son-n-law from being deported to El Salvador.
Alcides Monges has been living in Danville for about seven years while attempting to secure citizenship.
He recently married a Danville woman and thought that would secure his place here in the U-S.
But marriage apparently does NOT guarantee citizenship.
Monges was told this week he'd have to return to his native country and was jailed in Winchester for violating the order.
Monges' wife and family have appealed to Virginia lawmakers for help.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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Another good day for blue chip issues on Wall Street.
The Dow was UP 45 points.
NASDAQ gained five and a half points.
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Marilyn-Manson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has a warning for the city of Richmond: ban my concert and I'll sue you for big bucks.
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The controversial rock group's attorney is inviting Richmond city officials for a sit down conference.
At that conference, he promises to convince them they're violating Marilyn Manson's rights.
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The city says it's trying to cancel a contract for the band to play a May 10th concert at the Richmond Coliseum.
The Virginia chapter of the ACLU says it will join Manson in a free speech lawsuit if the ban stands.
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Earth-Day


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Environmental Health


You might think with final exams around the corner, STUDYING would be the top priority for Ferrum College students.
But for about 20 of them this afternoon... the focus was on TEACHING.
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With Earth Day quickly approaching, students from an outdoor education class shared their environmental knowledge with kids at Ferrum Elementary School.
The college students gained valuable teaching experience... but it was the grade schoolers who got the most out of it.
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((RUSTY MILLER/SECOND GRADER: TREES AND PLANTS AND OTHER STUFF LIKE THAT... THEY PROVIDE OXYGEN AND AIR FOR US THAT WE NEED.))
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About a dozen environmental workshops were offered throughout the afternoon.
Earth Day is Tuesday.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, The Hornets wrap up their regular home season tonight with a big game against Toronto.
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And Mike Stevens will joins us live from Martinsville with a qualifying report on the Goody's 500.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
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GRAPHIC=Martinsville 50th


It was a little windy at the Martinsville Speedway this afternoon as the Winston Cup cars took the track for Qualifying
Double Boxes=Roy/Mike Microwave


Mike Stevens checks in with a report on how the top 25 cars will line up in the Goody's 500, Mike
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Back to Mike on Camera He will toss Pinnacle board and promo show Pinnacle Board 1020 He will toss back to Roy

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies will wrap up their spring football practice tomorrow afternoon with the annual Maroon-White football game.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


Al Clark and his first team will take on the first team defense in the scrimmage game.
Clark is replacing Jim Druckenmiller as the Hokies starting quarterback and he's ready for the job.
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While waiting, Clark was able to learn both the mental and physical aspects of the Hokie offense.
And he's had several good showings throughout the spring.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The game is scheduled for 2 oclock at Lane Stadium Worsham Field.

S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Charlotte Hornets


The Charlotte Hornets will play their final regular season home game tonight.
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The Hornets are one game behind Atlanta and New York for third place in the standings.
And the game against Toronto is very important in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=NHL Logo


For the first time in 30 years, the boston Bruins are not in the National Hockey League Playoffs.
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And today the team fired head coach Steve Kasper.
Kasper played for the Bruins in the 1980's and was known as an outstanding defensive center.
This season Boston posted the worst record in the league at 27-47 and 9.
Kasper was hired to replace Brian Sutter after the team lost in the first round of the 1995 playoffs.
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Promo


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That's News 7 at Six.
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Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen
And a reminder--for the region's first TEN o'clock newscast, 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