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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
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Up next on News 7 at six, a ten year old Danville boy opened his front door last night... and someone shot him.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And G-E workers in Southwest Virginia hit the picket line.



Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm


In sports, The Winston Cup Drivers were in Martinsville today a couple of state players go in the draft.
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And the Chicago Cubs extend their losing streak to 14 in New York this afternoon.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


Sunday lived up to its name-- but some clouds are already rolling in...
Those clouds are a hint of what's in store for tomorrow.
All the details coming up. open
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Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A 10 year old Danville boy is in serious condition after he was shot several times last night.
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It happened around 9-15.
Police say Reggie Clay Hutchins was shot at his home on Lee Street in Danville.
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((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: THE DOOR BELL RANG AND REGGIE OPENED THE DOOR AND WHO EVER IT WAS JUST STARTED SHOOTING. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY REALIZED THEY WERE SHOOTING A 10 YEAR OLD.))
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Reggie was shot in the chest and shoulder.
He is in serious but stable condition today at Danville Regional Hospital.
His mother feels the shooting was payback for their effort to clean up the neighborhood.
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IN Q=WE DON'T WANT

((WE DON'T WANT DRUG DEALERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE SPOKE UP ABOUT IT. NOT DIRECTLY TO THEM BUT THEY'VE SEEN THE POLICE COMING AND GOING. I THINK IT WAS A VENGEANCE TYPE OF THING. THEY WANTED TO GET BACK AT MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF AND REGGIE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE ONE THAT WAS HURT.))
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ANCHOR=ERIC
SS=Shooting


Investigators have not confirmed the motive for the shooting.
An arrest has not been made.

Goodyear


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Stalled contract talks between Goodyear and the United Steelworkers of America means 18-hundred Danville workers are walking the picket line.
According to a company spokesperson, the talks broke off at midnight.
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The Danville plant is one of nine affected by the strike call.
Union members say they're working the picket lines in shifts and that the walkout is supported by all members.
They say the company is asking the union to make concessions.
Union officials would not specify what these concessions are but they did say they don't plan to give up any of their benefits.
In a written statement company officials say they have negotiated in good faith.
They say the union's position hampers the company's ability to compete in the current marketplace.
These talks have been going on since March sixth.
No new talks have been scheduled.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Goodyear


Nationally 12-thousand-500 Steelworkers walked off the job at midnight.
Goodyear is the largest tire maker in North America.

North-Dakota


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Fire


Grand Forks, North Dakota looks like a war zone today.
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60 percent of the city is under water and yesterday's fires are still smouldering.
Firefighters couldn't get close to the burning buildings, and were hampered by, of all things, low water pressure.
A chemical air drop finally put the worst fires out.
Most of the city's 50 thousand residents evacuated when the Red River spilled over sandbag dikes.
The river is now 25 feet over flood stage, and the National Weather Service says it will rise another foot in the next few days.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


State Democrats are warning that Attorney General James Gilmore could be facing a conflict of interest.
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A month ago the republican candidate for governor accepted a 50-thousand dollar donation from televangelist Pat Robertson.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Last August Gilmore refused a Democratic state senator's request to investigate the Christian Coalition -- a group founded by Robertson.
To date, Gilmore has received a total of 100-thousand dollars from the televangelist.



Peltier


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Some Virginia Tech students were out pounding the pavement today in support of Leonard Peltier--a Native American prisoner.
Peltier is serving two life sentences for the 1975 murder of two government agents in South Dakota.
But, some consider him to be a political prisoner.
Today, the Native American Program, a student organization at Virginia Tech, held a rally and march through part of Blacksburg.
The group is hoping the event will spark a flood of letters to the President demanding that Peltier be pardoned.

Soccer-Riot


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
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37 police officers were hurt when a riot broke out at a soccer game in Poland.
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The fighting began during a game between two local rival teams in Warsaw.
When police moved in, the fans drove them back with sticks, baseball bats and knives.
Rioters then set some of the buildings around the stadium on fire.
Dispite all that, the game kept going...
Police have arrested 76 people and ask city officials to close the stadium.
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Local-Colors


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
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Imagine walking around the world, in one afternoon...
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That's exactly what you could do today, at Roanoke's annual Local Colors Festival.
A walk around the City Market takes you through the sights and sounds of more than 40 countries.
Featured events included an international fashion show, all kinds of arts and crafts, and just about everywhere you went, someone was dancing.
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((PEARL FU/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; YOU KNOW WITHOUT LEAVING ROANOKE YOU CAN TRAVEL FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, LEARNING ABOUT THE CULTURES, TASTING AUTHENTIC FOODS AND SPREADING PEACE AND GOODWILL THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE MARKET AREA.))
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Organizers say the Local Colors celebration makes the whole world a little bit smaller.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A Campbell County community stands to lose over 300 furniture jobs, and a Roanoke bank is well on the road to profitability.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((Texas- based radio giant Capstar will purchase J93FM in Roanoke for three- point- one- million- dollars.
Coupled with several other pending deals, Capstar will soon own five of the largest stations in the Roanoke- Lynchburg market.
A big blow for the town of Brookneal as Thomasville, one of its largest employers, announced it will close its furniture plant there.
The facility employs 320 people.
Tobacco giants Philip Morris and R-J-R Nabisco are discussing a 300- billion- dollar settlement with the six states trying to recover the money they've spent on smoking related health problems.
The deal could also involve limitations on advertising and greater F-D-A control over cigarette sales.
For the second straight quarter Valley Bank is in the black.
The Roanoke based bank that opened less than two years ago says its posting a profit well ahead of management's original projections.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 312 points, the Nasdaq Composite was up 16.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Juvenile-Trials


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Virginia legislators gave prosecutors the power to try more juveniles as adults last year.
But so far, there's been little increase in the number of young people being tried in state circuit courts since the law took effect July first.
That's good news to some defense lawyers who worried that adult prisons would harden young offenders.
The new laws make it easier for prosecutors to try minors as adults in criminal court if they are charged with certain violent crimes.
Prosecutors say their treatment of juveniles hasn't been affected because they could already seek transfers to circuit court.

Feedback


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Feedback


Our viewer mail continues to show support for Governor Allen's controversial proclamation of Confederate History and Heritage Month.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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(( "We have Black History Month each February. Why isn't there a White History Month?" wrote a viewer from Pulaski.
"I feel that we are still paying for the past (as whites). Let it go! It is done and over with. Stop making us feel guilty of the past, something we had nothing to do with! It is time to grow up and move on."
And from Hillsville came this note:
"Personally, I feel he has been our best Governor and is very honest and straightforward. We have Black History Month, TV shows that are all Black, Black Miss America and the list goes on. All groups should have the same rights to celebrate their heritage and if someone doesn't want to celebrate that is also their right. I hope Governor Allen sticks to his guns."
If you'd like to take part in the debate on this issue, or some other topic in the news, address your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And don't forget our on-line moderated forum on our web page: www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


Job-Fair


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=none


When it comes to finding a job, networking is the key.
And some high school seniors are already making connections.
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More than 300 students came out with resumes in hand to the annual Roanoke Area Job Opportunities Convention.
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IN Q=I am impressed

((KRISTI WEISE/LORD BOTETOURT SENIOR: I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE COUNTY OF ROANOKE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION-- CHILDREN THAT I LIKE TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A SUMMER JOB THAT I'M LOOKING FOR SO, THEY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE TO ME. ))
SUPER=01-Kristi Weise/Lord Botetourt Senior;
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Michael Andrews left the fair with a job waiting for him after graduation at Precision Fabrics.
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IN Q=I was expecting

((MICHAEL ANDREWS/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: I WAS EXPECTING TO GET INTERVIEWED, BUT I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING TO GET HIRED.))
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OUT Q=to get hired
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Nearly 60 area businesses set up shop at the fair.
Representatives say they've been impressed with the students.
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SOT 10:40:57
IN Q=WE look for absolutely

((BERT THOMPSON/CONNEX PIPE SYSTEMS: WE LOOK FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, AND THAT'S WHAT'S HERE-- ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. THE KIDS ARE PREPARED. THEY'RE READY AND WE'RE READY. I'M VERY IMPRESSED.))
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The school systems taking part in the event included Roanoke, Salem, as well as the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig.
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Pit-Stop


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=none


Route 2-20 looked like pit-row this morning as many of the businesses along the way to Martinsville set up "pit-stops" for race day motorists.
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The Plateau Plaza started the practice during the fall racing season.
There's been a steady flow of business all day.
Management says twice as many people are hitting the pits this year now that the word is out.
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IN Q=WE DO, DO

((DEBORAH RUSSELL/BOJANGLE'S: WE DO, DO IT FOR THE RACE FANS. IT MAKES IT EASY SOME OF THEM DRIVE RIGHT UP AND WE JUST HAND IT TO THEM. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR.))
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In the pits, race fans were able to top-off their tanks, check their tires and load up on refreshments.
Russell says the pit-stop will be open every race day.
And if the business warrants they may open the pit for everyday travelers as well.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=mst
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Martinsville 50th


A sellout crowd was at the Martinsville Speedway this afternoon for the Goody's Headache Powder 500 Winston Cup Race.
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And Mike Stevens joins us live for a report on today's race won by Jeff Gordon, MIke.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo


Over in salem this afternoon, The Kinston Indians won the final game of a three game beating the Avalanche 7 to 4.
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A nice day to be outside at a ball game.
The Avalanche made a move in the seventh Ben Petrick hits a line drive to right centerfield scoring a run and the game was tied at 3 to 3 in the inning.
But the Indians got two runs in the 8-th. Ricky Gonzales hits a fly ball to centerfield a runner tags at third and scores and Kinston took a 4 to 3 lead.
Still in the 8-th John McDonald SUPER=37-Kinston/7/Salem/4/;hits a line

drive to left centerfield scoring a runner from second to make it 5 to 3 Indians and Kinston holds on to win the game 7 to 4.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


The Chicago Cubs made it 14 in a row today after losing to the New York Mets 8 to 2 in the first game of a doubleheader.
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The Cubs dugout looking at the action as they bat in the top of the first.
And the Cubs get off to a quick start Brooks Keischnick sends this pitch over the infield into center for a single Doug Glanville scores and the Cubs led 1 to nothing.
But the Mets answered with the Long ball. In the bottom of the first John Olerud sends this pitch deep over the centerfield wall for a two run homer and New York led 2 to 1.
Then in the third, Chad Everett SUPER=35-New York/8/Chicago/2/;hits his

first of two homers on the day this shot over the right field wall was a grand slam New York led 6 to 2 and the Mets win game one 8 to 2.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=NFL logo


The N-F-L is losing one of its top quarterbacks. This after Miami's Bernie Kosar announced his retirement.
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The 33-year old Kosar says he's giving up the game because he can't give all his attention to football anymore.
Kosar played for 12 years and although he was a free agent he was expected to resign with the Dolphins. Kosar retires as the third lowest career interception percentage of all time. He also won a Super Bowl ring as a backup with Dallas in 1993.
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S-Draft


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL Draft


The N-F-L draft continued today and several players from the state were in the Mix.
Virginia Tech defensive back Antonio Banks was picked in the fourth round
by Minnesota. And Dallas took James Madison wide receiver Macey Brooks in the

fourth.
In the fifth round, Detroit picked up Virginia defensive end Duane Ashman and Miami took James Madison tight end Ed Perry.
And Tech linebacker Cornell Brown was drafted by Baltimore in the sixth round.

S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Philadelphia 76-ers made some moves today in the front office and on the bench.
The Sixers fired General manager Brad Greenberg
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And Philadelphia also fired its head coach Johnny Davis. It was Davis's first season as coach of the sixers and the moves come a day after Philadephia finished the season with the third worst mark in Franchise history.
Davis led Philly to a 22 and 60 record in his first season.
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