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We open up NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment with a closer look at the Bluefield native shot and killed yesterday at an interstate rest stop.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And an assistant attorney general gets a reprimand from the boss for feminist bashing. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, women golfers from all over the world are headed to London Downs in Forest.
Iverson is the top rookie in the NBA.
The Riverdawgs are undergoing some big changes.
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And how about the Roanoke Express! The team changes its colors and logo. Steve Mason with the latest from the Roundhouse tonight in sports.
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The first day of May begins with strong winds but very little rain. We have the forecast and our monthly almanac coming up.

Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Estel (ESS-tel) Singleton was a devoted husband and a good friend.
That's how relatives and neighbors say they will remember the 57- year- old Roanoke man who was shot and killed yesterday on Interstate 81.
Joe Dashiell has more on the investigation.
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((Estel Singleton lived in Bluefield most of his adult life, but moved to Roanoke six years ago when his wife became ill.
They rented a small home in Garden City... on a quiet street where neighbors considered them good friends.
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((JUST WONDERFUL PEOPLE. JUST AS SWEET AS THEY COULD BE.))
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Reba Scott has a wreath on her front door that Francis Singleton gave her... and she carries fond memories of Estel, who she says was a devoted husband during his wife's battle with terminal cancer.
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Family members don't know why Singleton stopped at the Rest Area early Wednesday, and so far the investigation has not yielded any major developments.
Estel Singleton was planning a trip to Bluefield on Saturday to place flowers on his wife's grave.
Now family members say it will probably be the day that Estel Singleton is buried.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Feminist-Slur


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


An Assistant Attorney General has been reprimanded for calling a fellow female attorney "a bushy tailed feminist."
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Attorney General and Republican candidate Jim Gilmore is hoping his actions speak louder than his assistant's words.
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((WE FOLLOWED WITH A WRITTEN REPRIMAND AND SHE WAS REMOVED FROM THE CASE THAT SHE WAS WORKING ON. AND WE'RE JUST NOT GONNA TOLERATE THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE. IT'S UNPROFESSIONAL.))
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((WE, UH, IT'S AN OUTRAGEOUS THING TO SAY IN A LETTER.))
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Gilmore's assistant Alison Landry wrote a letter to attorney Eileen Wagner -- who represents Christy Brzonkala in her rape allegations against two Virginia Tech football players.
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In the letter, Landry accuses Wagner of "constant pandering" to Landry's male bosses, which she termed "a most ironic display for a so-called bushy-tailed feminist."
It goes on to bash Wagner for her "overwrought pretention," "vacuous cases," and "hopelessly manipulative" style.
Wagner says she was stunned to see the letter written on state letterhead.

Gilmore


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


Virginia Democrats say Gilmore's decision to join a private law firm in Richmond still raises ethical questions.
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Gilmore says he will go to work for LeClair Ryan next month, when he steps down as Attorney General.
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((SUE WRENN: JIM GILMORE WAS PRESSURED OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. YOU WOULD THINK THE LAST PLACE HE WOULD GO WOULD BE A LOBBYING FIRM.))
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((SUE WRENN: HOW MUCH WILL HE BE PAID FOR HIS SERVICES WHILE HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR?))
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((JIM GILMORE: IT WAS A DECISION TO GET A JOB. AND TO TAKE A JOB. YOU KNOW, I'M A WORKING GUY. I HAVE TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY.))
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Gilmore says he will NOT make more than his current salary, and will contribute as much work as his campaign schedule allows.
He says HE could represent LeClair Ryan clients in front of state agencies OTHER than the attorney general's office.
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Boty-Assessments


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=None


The last time property was appraised in Botetourt County... Bill Clinton had just been elected president... for the FIRST time.
But much to the dismay of most residents there, the assessment process has started up again.
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Botetourt County property appraisals are conducted just once every five years-- meaning there will likely be a sharp rise in property value... and POSSIBLY taxes.
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((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WHEN THE REASSESSMENT OCCURS, IT REFLECTS FIVE YEARS OF THE INCREASING VALUES AND THE INCREASES TEND TO BE MUCH HIGHER IN TERMS OF THE ASSESSMENT VALUE. NOW THE QUESTION WILL BE , WHAT WILL THE TAX RATE BE? THAT WON'T BE DETERMINED UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET. ))
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It will take a year until all of the individual assessments are complete... just in time for the 1998 fiscal year.
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Weed-Seed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Lynchburg has one of the worst drug-crime problems in the state... and some of the best solutions.
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That was the message from the Governor today as he handed out a million dollars worth of "Weed & Seed" state grants.
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((COL. BENNETT: ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS I THINK IN OUR WEEDING PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE THE IDEA OF RESTRICTING ACCESS TO CERTAIN PROBLEM AREAS BY PEOPLE WHO ARE ARRESTED OR CONVICTED FOR CRIMES OF DRUG OR VIOLENCE IN THOSE AREAS. WE'RE GONNA BE USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE OUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS.))
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Lynchburg will also use its grant to revitalize the College Hill and Tinbridge areas.
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Heavener


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
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A Roanoke man is suspected of attacking a woman at San Souci Apartments in Roanoke County.
Police have charged Ronald Eugene Heavener with aggravated sexual battery and forcible sodomy.
Last week a resident at the complex said a man posing as a maintenance worker knocked on her door, saying he was there to check a gas leak.
But once the woman let him in he attacked her.
This is the second such incident at an apartment complex recently--the first occurred at Mews Apartments.
Police are not sure the two are related.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--
The scars of war are slow to heal in Bosnia's small villages and towns. Teresa Hamilton continues her series of reports on a group of Danville soldiers now serving as peacekeepers in Bosnia.
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also- -a Radford company being held up as a model for doing business in the 90's. We'll explain.
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Bosnia-Seven


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


There are few words to describe the grief a parent suffers over the loss of a child.
It's a feeling countless parents in countries ravaged by war know all too well.
Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco recently returned from Bosnia where Danville soldiers are working as peacekeepers.
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Teresa is in our Danville newsroom-- with the story of a town that suffered a tremendous loss during the war.
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Keith, when a grenade exploded in Tuzla-- it tore apart the community.
Today a monument stands as a reminder of what happened May 25th 1995.
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(( Tuzla could be any small town in America-- a place where people feel comfortable passing through.
But a tiny monument, in the heart of downtown, is a reminder of how Tuzla was stripped of its innocence.
Nearly two years ago, a grenade exploded here, killing 71- innocent people. TAKE SU
What happened here is even more devastating if you consider what May 25th used to represent, before the grenade, it was the "Day of Youth", it's now known as the "Day of Sorrow". END SU
The dead-- mostly in their 20's-- are buried in a cemetary nearby.
71- graves, beautifully decorated-- each with a picture.
It's an area frequented by people of all ages--
This woman's 14- year old daughter died in the explosion.
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((I USED TO COME HERE EVERYDAY OR EVERY SECOND DAY, NOW IT'S, EVERY TIME, IS HARDER, IS HARDER FOR ME TO COME HERE, AFTER I VISIT HER GRAVE I NEED A COUPLE OF DAYS OFF, YOU KNOW, TO THINK ABOUT SOME OTHER THINGS AND TO GET SOME STRENGTH TO COME AGAIN. ))
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Her story is all too familiar in Bosnia-- a parent who's child was killed during the war.
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((I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FORGET SUCH A THING, ONLY WHEN I DIE, MAYBE, MAYBE THEN, MY ONLY SON, WAS, WAS KILLED. ))
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It's rare for hear such stories-- first hand.
Most of the time-- the soldiers are confined to their vehicles-- patrolling the streets.
But the physical devastation tells the story.
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((CLINTON MOYER/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER: THAT'S PROBABLY THE FIRST THING THAT I NOTICED WHEN, YOU KNOW, WAS SOON AS WE CAME INTO THE COUNTRY, WAS THE NUMBER OF HOUSES THAT WERE DESTROYED AND THE THING THAT REALLY STRUCK ME WAS THE NUMBER OF CEMETERIES, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF NEW GRAVES IN THOSE CEMETERIES. ))
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The hope is that now that multi-national peacekeepers are in place, what happened in the past, won't be repeated in the future.
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**TAKE HOME PAGE FULLSCREEN LIVE**
And for more information on the Danville unit's mission in Bosnia, including how to get in touch with the soldiers, visit the W-D-B-J home page--the address is w-d-b-j 7 dot com.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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Mixed signals on Wall Street.
The DOW lost 32 points... but more stocks gained value than lost, by a 7 to 5 margin.
NASDAQ gained almost 10 points.
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Kollmorgen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Business News


Companies from up and down the east coast are visiting the Kollmorgen plants in Radford this week to learn about the cutting edge manufacturing methods the company is using.
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The operations in the New River Valley are being held up as an example in the electronics industry of how to remake a shop floor through employee input.
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((PERRY SLAUGHTER/KOLLMORGEN ASSOCIATE: PEOPLE WORKING HERE HAVE GREATER PRIDE IN THE ORGANIZATION, AND A GOOD FEELING. AND I THINK ATTITUDE DETERMINES THE ALTITUDE OF ANY ORGANIZATION. AND I THINK WE HAVE A, WE'VE CREATED A GOOD ATTITUDE HERE.))
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The Kollmorgen approach was not restricted to various "team concepts" often pushed by business consultants.
Instead Kollomorgen used several ideas that came from its 700 associates.
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Kollmorgen makes industrial drives and motors used in aircraft, mail sorting equipment, and the space shuttle.
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Alcohol-Awareness


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


As prom season approaches, a group of trauma nurses at Columbia Pulaski Community Hospital is working to keep students out of the emergency room.
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The nurses use graphic slides and emotional stories of real victims and their families to steer students away from drinking and driving.
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((CASSIE MOYE/ENC.A.R.E. NURSE: AND WE CAN'T JUST WALK OUT THAT DOOR OF THE E.R. AND SAY "JUST ANOTHER DAY." THEY GO HOME WITH US AND THEY'RE IN OUR HEARTS ALWAYS, AND IT'S VERY DEVASTATING TO US. ))
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The national program is called ENCARE, for Emergency Nurses Cancel Alcohol- Related Emergencies.
It's meant to be direct and disturbing, so students will think before they act.
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((BECCA CONNER/STUDENT: IT JUST SCARED ME. I DON'T WANT TO BE IN THAT MUCH PAIN. AND THEN YOU CAN'T, LIKE THAT'S YOUR ONE CHANCE AND YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER ONE. ))
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The nurses are taking the program to 13 schools, and are available upon request.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, a huge women's golf event is coming to Forest later this month, we'll take a look at the Roanoke Express's new colors and new logo.
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Plus, the Express isn't the only area team making some changes.
We'll tell you what's up with the Riverdawgs right after this.
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S-Soccer


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


On May 14th; the Roanoke Riverdawgs will officially unveil a new name, new ownership and possibly a new home field site. The team is now the Roanoke Wrath and will entertain fans in Roanoke this summer.
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Sources say many of last year's players will be back, including goalie Aaron Ewert and Dustin Fonder, former Radford star Ian Spooner, and Grayson Prilliman.
The Wrath is trying to work out a deal to play this season at Victory Stadium; last year's Riverdawg playoff site.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express unveiled it's new logo today at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
Steve Mason has more on how the Express has gone to the dogs.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Futures Golf Logo


Women's professional golf is coming back to Central Virginia later this month with the second annual Futures golf classic at the London Downs Golf Club.
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The three day tournament not only showcases talented women golfers from all over the country.
The money raised through admission and sponsors goes to Central Virginia's Habitat for Humanity.
The tournament raised over 10-thousand dollars last year.
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115 golfers from 27 countries will tee it up. A pro am tournament is scheduled for May 15-th and this years activities will include a junior clinic on May 14-th.
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Tickets for the three day tournament are only 5 dollars.

S-Iverson


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

Despite a lot of criticism about his selfish play, Allen Iverson is this year's NBA rookie of the year.
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This afternoon the Hampton native edged Stephon Marbury and Shareef Abdur-Rahim for the honor.
He averaged nearly 24 points a game this year.
And among rookie he was first in scoring, steals, and minutes played.
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Almanac


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=pev
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May begins with a warm and blustery day and this month is often full of weather surprises. Let's check out the May numbers with Patrick Evans.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at 11, a couple of milestones at Roanoke's Woodrow Wilson middle school.
The school is closing for renovation next year, and retiring music teacher Bill Carr is leading his final band concert.
We'll have that story on News 7 at 11. Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen LIVE
Or check out News-7 Prime Time an hour before that.
At TEN O'clock, NEWS-7 leads the way with the region's first prime time newscast on W-E-F-C, Channel 38 over the air. We're also on cable channel 12 in Roanoke and Roanoke County. (Ad Lib byes) Talent=Keith