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A person on a bicycle is struck and killed by a tractor trailer.
We'll tell you what we know about that... first off on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And meet the WOMAN designated to be the next State Supreme Court justice. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, it's been a rough day for Chip Sullivan in Houston, it's a big night for the Franklin County baseball team, a lot of area folks still have a bad case of Tigeritis.
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And we'll head out to Sonoma, California and check in on today's qualifying for Sunday's Save Mart 300 road race.
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Raindrops will fall on your head Saturday but the sun returns Sunday. The complete forecast is coming up.

L'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A fatal accident in Lynchburg this afternoon involving a bicyclist and a tractor trailer.
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It happened around four-fifteen in the 54-hundred block of Boonsboro Road.
This Peterbuilt tractor-trailer was headed south when it apparently struck the bicyclist with its right front bumper.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver, a 71 year old man, was shaken up in the accident and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police are still on the scene investigating.
We'll have more on News 7 at 11.
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Reed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Robert Reed


A man of the cloth apparently made a difference when it came to sentencing the preacher's nephew today in Roanoke.
Eighteen year old Robert Reed will serve a two- and- a- half year term in prison for manslaughter.
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But then he may get a chance to go live with his uncle in New York City.
The Reverend Doctor Adolph Roberts is a Baptist minister in Harlem, who promises to give his sister's son a job and an education when Robert gets out of prison.
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((REV. ADOLPH ROBERTS/HARLEM CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: HE SEEMS TO HAVE EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT HE IS NOT WHAT HE APPEARS TO BE.))
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Reed has already served nine months in jail, so he has less than two years to go. He could have gotten up to TEN years.
The judge approved a transfer to New York, once he's out.
Reed fatally stabbed Michael Dent last Summer after Dent struck Reed in the face at Hurt Park Apartments.
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Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police returned to the Ironto rest area today in search of any evidence that may help solve the murder of Estel Singleton.
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State and Roanoke County police joined Montgomery County sheriff's deputies in scouring the area where Singleton was shot to death Wednesday.
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((LT. JIM RUHLAND/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE LOOKING FOR ANY EVIDENCE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED THE FIRST DAY WE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE CASE. THERE'S SEVERAL ITEMS THAT WE KNOW ARE MISSING FROM THE VICTIM AND CONSEQUENTLY WE'RE LOOKING FOR THOSE ITEMS. ))
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Police have yet to find Singleton's keys, and Ruhland says the search did not turn up any new evidence.
But he says they were successful in developing an important investigative and court tool.
Roanoke County police used a state-of-the-art device, one of only two in Virginia, to produce a computer- generated map of the crime scene.
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Salem-Coach


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=None


A Salem High School phys- ed teacher has been slapped with an assault charge... after he allegedly KICKED one of his students.
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According to police, the incident happened last week on this field.
The student.. whose identity is not being released... says he was playing soccer during gym class
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when he was kicked in the leg by 49- year- old Walter Braine.
The student did NOT require medical attention.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Braine is also the school's soccer coach.
His employment status with Salem is not clear---superintendent Wayne Tripp

will only say Braine is "not on the job at this time."
A hearing in Juvenile Court has been scheduled for next week.

Abbott


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Joseph Abbott


Joe Abbott admits everybody calls him "The Godfather."
But that's not to say he's the head of the local mafia.
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In his latest letter from the city jail, Abbott says it's because of his many contributions to the community.
"Since I have been in Roanoke," he writes, "I have been a servant to the community...."
"I fed the hungry and helped the less fortunate," Abbott says, "and that is how I got the nickname 'The Godfather' from the people who always came to me for help."
The seven-page letter repeats his claims of innocence.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Joseph Abbott


The 57- year old naturalized American from Lebanon says the racketeering case pending against him is fabricated by criminals.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Letters, e-mail, packages--it all helps to ease the homesickness of Danville soldiers now serving in Bosnia. Tonight we'll find out how those left behind here in Virginia are coping.
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and from sports to state politics--questions of racial sensitivity have been making news. Is it all just a misunderstanding or something more serious?
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Higher-Ed


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


Four members of the State Council of Higher Education resigned today in protest of the firing of longtime director Gordon Davis.
The four say the dismissal of Davies, the council's director since 19-77, will undermine the council's credibility with the General Assembly.
The council advises state lawmakers on higher education matters, and has authority to approve or discontinue college programs.
Last month members voted seven-to-three not to renew Davies' contract, which expires at the end of June.
Davies and some council members have clashed on matters ranging from major policy issues to day-to-day management decisions.

Supreme-Court


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


He appointed, she accepted.
And now it's up to the General Assembly whether to confirm a place for Cynthia Kinser on the Virginia Supreme Court.
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Governor Allen appointed Kinser today to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Roscoe Stephenson.
Kinser is a U-S magistrate in Abingdon.... the kind of judge who sets bond, signs warrants, and presides over a suspect's initial appearance in court.
The Pennington Gap native was chosen by Allen from a list of 31 candidates.
The appointment was handed over to the Governor after the General Assembly couldn't agree on a candidate.
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Bosnia-Nine


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

**Note: Anchor Tag**
Of all the sacrifices 46 Danville soldiers are making to serve as peacekeepers in Bosnia, being away from their families is the biggest.
News 7's Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco visited with the Danville unit members recently.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave;


Teresa joins us with tonight's installment of our series "Bosnia Peacekeepers".
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Keith, the Danville soldiers are definitely homesick-- but the time apart hasn't been any easier for their families, here at home.
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By the time he leaves Bosnia-- Tyler will be almost a year old.
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((ROGER GILREATH/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:I CALL HOME EVERY TIME I CAN, USUALLY EVERYDAY...I GET LETTERS AND WE JUST GOT A TV AND VCR AND WE GET TAPES AND ALL, THAT HELPS OUT A LOT. ))
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The soldiers are ALL homesick to one degree or another-- but the Danville soldiers point to Roger as one of the worst.
His wife, Melissa, says she can tell Roger regrets being away for the first few months of his son's life.
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((HE LOVES HIS SON, HE WRITES HIM LETTER, I READ THEM TO HIM, HE TALKS TO HIM WHEN HE CALLS, I PUT THE PHONE UP TO HIS EAR AND HE'LL TALK TO HIM AND TELL HIM HE LOVES HIM. ))
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Still Melissa and her mother in law try to bridge the distance.
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((MELISSA GILREATH/ROGER'S WIFE:I TELL HIM WHEN HE STARTS TO DO SOMETHING NEW, LIKE TURN OVER, AND HE STARTING TO SQUEAL NOW, AND TRY TO TALK.))
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((BETTY GILREATH/ROGER'S MOTHER:THAT'S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS, BUT THEN, TO I THINK HAD TYLER BEEN A LITTLE OLDER YOU KNOW HE WOULD'VE MISSED OUT ON SO MUCH MORE, ONCE HE STARTS WALKING AND HIS FIRST WORDS. ))
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Kristen Wiles understands what the Gilreath's are going through, although she and her husband, Chris, don't have any children, they're newlyweds.
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((KRISTEN WILES/CHRIS' WIFE: I GUESS JUST ACTUALLY BEING HERE ALONE AT NIGHT IS THE TOUGHEST PART, THE SILENCE, THE QUIET IN THIS HOUSE, CAUSE HE'S ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING. ))
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Including mowing the lawn-- something Kristen is now doing on her own.
But she's optimistic, she understands the importance of his job, and knows it's just a matter of time before they're reunited.
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((WE ALWAYS SAY, WHEN WE TALK ON THE PHONE, IT'S SO MANY DAYS, YOU KNOW, UNTIL WE GET TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN, WE'RE DEFINITELY PLANING A GOOD REUNION, WE'RE SKIPPING TOWN FOR A WHILE. ))
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Kristen will have to wait awhile-- This is a 270- day mission for the soldiers-- so they have about another five months in Bosnia.
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(Keith--What about speculation the group might get a two week break and return

home for that short time?)
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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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DOW Industrials came within 14 points today of the record it set in mid-March.
The Dow climbed 95 points today to close the week at seven thousand 71.
NASDAQ was up 35 points.
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Race-Relations


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


There have been a number of recent headline-making incidents involving allegations of racism and racial insensitivity.
Some say it shows how unaware, even ignorant, some people are--others insist the problems have been exaggerated.
Looking for some perspective on the situation, Scott Prince talked to some local community leaders.
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((FUZZY ZOELLER/PRO GOLFER: MY COMMENTS WERE NOT INTENDED TO BE RACIALLY DEROGATORY. ))
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Fuzzy Zoeller's prepared statement came days after he made a racial joke about Masters champion Tiger Woods.
Here in the Commonwealth, there was another race- related apology.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE WHO SOMEHOW GETS THAT FEELING BECAUSE THAT CLEARLY WAS NOT THE INTENT. ))
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The Governor was referring to his proclamation of Confederate History Month.
While many whites see the Civil war era as an important part of this region's history, to many African Americans the Confederacy is a symbol of hatred and slavery.
Radford University professor Reginald Shareef says the differing reactions to these recent incidents is proof of a culture clash.
He says even in this era of political correctness... some whites still 'don't get it.'
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((DR. REGINALD SHAREEF/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: MINORITY PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BY STIGMATIZED BY COMMENTS. SO OUR REACTION IS VERY STRONG. AND THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY, IN MY OPINION, OFTEN SITS BACK AND SAYS, 'WELL, I DON'T UNDERSTAND.' ))
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Allegations of racism are also being made against a Blacksburg night spot.
On one occasion, the owner of Club 221... formerly known as Impaxx... allegedly told an employee not to let any black customers in.
Owner Martha Curry denies she's a racist.
But that wasn't enough to stop protests from the NAACP.
There are some activists, however, that say allegations like these are nothing new... and that there are more important racial issues to tackle.
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((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/PEOPLE UNITING TO END RACISM: I DON'T THINK THAT'S NEARLY AS SERIOUS AS A CLASSROOM OR A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION THAT DOES THE SAME THING IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION OR RELIGION. ))
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So what impact will these latest incidents have?
No one knows for sure.
But most agree that until there is a deeper understanding of all cultures, racism will never be eliminated.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, qualifying is underway on the road course at Sears Point, it should be a big night in Rocky Mount for Franklin County baseball fans.
We'll have an update on Chip Sullivan's status at the Houston Open.
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Plus, it's been three weeks since Tiger Woods played on the PGA Tour, but "Tigeritis" is still affecting people right here in the Roanoke Valley.
Roy Stanley with that story right after this.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-36
GRAPHIC=SEARS POINT


The Winston Cup cars are out west in Sonoma, California tonight qualifying for this weekend's road race at Sears Point.
And it will probably at least an hour before we know who wins the pole.
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Because this is a West coast event, qualifying didn't begin until 5:07 eastern time.
But it doesn't seem to matter whether we're at Sonoma or Martinsville, Jeff Gordon is in the thick of things and right now he's on the pole with a speed of 92 points 471.
Geoff Bodine is on the outside pole right now with about 25 drivers still set to make their runs.
Winston Cup Points leader Dale Jarrett is in third.
It takes about a minute and 40 seconds to get around the road course, and at this point Kyle Petty in the Hot Wheels Pontiac stands in fourth place.
Dale Earnhardt went out early but had another disappointing run in the Goodwrench Chevy. He is currently in 14th.
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S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=TIGER WOODS


It's been nearly a month since Tiger Woods shocked the world with a record setting performance at the Masters.
This week he's skipping his third straight tour event.
But Roy Stanley tells us even when he's not playing, folks are paying - BIG BUCKS - to look and play like a Tiger.
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((Many say that Tigers record win at Augusta in the Masters has taken the sport of golf to another level.
And that is the case here in the Roanoke area.))
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((Junior Golf is a trademark of the Roanoke Valley.
And a check with the pros at several of the public golf courses indicates the interest is on the rise even before the clubs start their annual junior golf clinics this summer.)) ((JOHNNY KING/BLUE HILLS GOLF PRO: )) ((The increase can be backed up by the number of inquires about junior golf club sets at sporting good stores.
And most of Tigers clothing like hats, shirts, shoes and shorts have also become hot products.)) ((TARA DUUS/PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS: )) ((RUSS WELCH/FINISH LINE: )) ((Tiger is also skipping this weekend's Shell Houston Open. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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S-Sullivan


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


Chip Sullivan has missed the cut again this week at the Shell Houston Open.
Chip followed up yesterday's three over 75, with a 11 over par round of 83. He's at 14 over through 36 holes.
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Many of the golfers are still on the course finishing up tonight.
But take a look at the strong effort by last week's Greensboro winner, Frank Nobilo flipping the ball within a couple of inches of the cup.
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S-Franklin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


The Franklin County baseball team puts its unbeaten record on the line tonight against William Fleming.
And Steve Mason says the pregame festivities should make for an exciting night for all.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11, an ambitious plan for an old college campus seems to be paying off.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is here with more on that story...
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith things have turned around for a small college in Buena Vista.
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A year ago the future of the Southern Seminary campus was looking grim. But administrators of the new Southern Virginia College are now reflecting back on their first year, and looking ahead.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll tell you why they're excited about next year, plus bring you all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? Keith reads Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen LIVE
And for the region's first ten o'clock newscast, watch News 7 Prime Time. It's on channel 38 over the air, and on several cable systems. For example we're on cable channel three in Buena Vista and Lexington. (Ad Lib byes) Talent=Keith