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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

Murder suspect Earl Bramblett goes to trial next month as scheduled.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, some details of today's closed-door hearing where the judge found Bramblett competent to stand trial.
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VO-NAT


And an elderly man is knocked out the back window of his pick-up by a train in Botetourt.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Hartford Whalers are coming to the Carolinas, the Franklin County baseball team is again soaring toward the regionals.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Rick Pitino leaves the Kentucky Wildcats to return to the northeast and coach the Boston Celtics.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Yet another is a series of cold fronts gave us a blustery day. Lots of sunshine on the way.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


A competency hearing for accused killer Earl Bramblett is now over--at issue is whether Bramblett is competent to stand trial for the murders of a Vinton family of four.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart has the freshly- minted decision from the county courthouse in Salem.
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Body-Found


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


A man was found dead in northwest Roanoke this afternoon.
Police say it appears he died of a drug overdose.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The man has been identified as 37-year-old Alan Lynn Tarter of Tyree Road northwest.
Tarter's body was found at the construction site of the Peter's Creek Road extension.
Police say a witness found the body after noticing someone driving a jeep who was acting suspiciously.
They later found the driver of the jeep. He told police that he and Tyree bought some drugs; Tyree went into a coma and apparently died.
The driver dumped the body at the construction site.
So far, no charges have been filed.
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Train-Accident


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Train Accident


A Troutville man survived a collision with a train that knocked him out of his pickup truck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


68 year old James Craig was hit as he drove over a crossing on a private drive.
The impact knocked him through the back window of the truck.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
A neighbor who drove up right after the accident happened said she was surprised because the train didn't sound a warning whistle.
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((LISA DOOLEY/NEIGHBOR; I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN BEFORE, THEY COME THROUGH HERE AND I USUALLY HEAR A WHISTLE BLOW BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY DO IT EVERY TIME OR NOT, I CAN'T SAY.))
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VO-NAT


Trains are NOT required to sound a warning when they approach private crossings.
The trooper investigating the accident says there was a clear line of site in each direction, and the engineer reported his speed at 22 miles a hour.
That's well under the 40 mile-per-hour limit for that section of track.
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Roanoke-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


It was a day of ups and downs for Roanoke City Council.
Members voted to reduce one tax, impose another, and raise their own salaries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Council is now making adjustments to the proposed budget. A final vote will come on May 12th.
Today, members approved a one- cent reduction in the real estate tax rate.
They voted to impose a tax on cellular phone service.
And they approved a five- thousand dollar raise for the mayor and a two thousand dollar increase for council members.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


Council also decided to expand its program of tax relief for elderly and disabled residents.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


They're still running neck and neck.
But this time Jim Gilmore's ahead by a nose.
We have the results of the latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll on the race for Governor.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( He hasn't even officially kicked off his campaign, and he's already slightly ahead.
Republican Jim Gilmore came from one point down in our January poll to inch ahead.
If the election were held today, 41- percent of the 812 registered voters polled say they support Democrat Don Beyer.
43- percent are now supporting Gilmore.
Only 16- percent are still undecided.
The poll has a margin of error of three and a half points, so statistically speaking they're still locked in a dead heat.
Beyer does slightly better with women; Gilmore with men.
Beyer has 69-percent support from black voters polled, but only 35- percent support from whites polled.
Mason Dixon pointed out to voters that Gilmore plans to resign from his full-time Attorney General job in June.
Should Beyer resign from his part-time Lieutenant Governor post?
42-percent say yes.
41-percent say no.
But if he doesn't, the impact may matter.
At this point, almost one in five voters say they would be LESS LIKELY to vote for him.
Compelling numbers for a politician in what many expect to be a tight race.
Jim Gilmore's also winning a tight race for campaign dollars--everywhere but northern Virginia.
But six months is a long time in politics.
Just ask Mary Sue Terry...who was 30 points ahead of a guy named George Allen exactly four years ago.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Shelters like the Roanoke Rescue Mission are finding a new group of people at their doorstep looking for help.
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They are working families who suddenly find themselves homeless. Kimberly McBroom will have that story in the second part of her series "On the Street, On the Edge."
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Franklin-Fire


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Fire


Two adults and their SEVEN children are being forced to live with friends and co- workers, since their Franklin County home was destroyed by flames.
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VO-NAT
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Fire fighters from Rocky Mount, Callaway and Ferrum battled the blaze for about an hour this morning, but it proved to be a losing fight.
Three people were home when the fire broke out. They escaped without any injuries.
But nothing inside the home could be saved.
The cause and the origin of the blaze have not been determined. WIPE! WIPE! WIPE!

Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


An elderly resident of Roanoke's Melrose Towers apartments remains in critical condition after a fire at the complex yesterday.
The fire started in Veda (VEEDA) Linkswiler's seventh floor apartment.
Authorities say Linkswiler was on oxygen, and the fire may have been sparked by a cigarette.
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2-Homeless


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=On the Street, On the Edge

**Note Anchor Tag**
You might never imagine yourself or someone you work with having to turn to a local shelter for a place to stay.
But it's happening more often with working people.
Kimberly McBroom explains in the second part of her series, "On the Street, On the Edge".
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(( Day and night, Roanoke's Homeless Assistance Team cruises city streets--first offering food and coffee to the homeless, and if they are willing, direct counseling.
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SOT Night cover tape 9:12:44

((THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOING TO APPRECIATE THIS, AND GIVING THEM THIS FOOD WILL DO A LOT OF GOOD TO HELP US ESTABLISH TRUST AND BEGIN TO WORK WITH THEM. HELP THEM TO TRUST US AND WANT TO ACCEPT SERVICES FROM US. ))
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Standup at one of the sites HAT team took us to
But the homeless population isn't limited to just the people found sleeping in post offices or inside crates.
In fact, those who run shelters say the majority of homeless people they see are WORKING people. end standup here

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((JOY SYLVESTER- JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: YOU MIGHT BE WORKING RIGHT NEXT TO SOMEONE TODAY THAT IS STAYING AT THIS SHELTER TONIGHT AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A CLUE. BECAUSE THEY LOOK JUST LIKE YOU, THEY SOUND JUST LIKE YOU. THEY SHOWED UP FOR WORK JUST LIKE YOU. BUT WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME, THEY DIDN'T HAVE A HOME TO GO TO.))
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Sylvester- Johnson says since the start of the year, 49- percent of those coming into the Rescue Mission are there for the FIRST time.
David Wills is one of them.
He had been working as a mason, comfortably supporting his wife and four children.
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SOT TAPE 8 11:05:19

((DAVID WILLS: WELL, WE'VE ALWAYS MADE IT PRETTY GOOD. WHEN I GOT LAID OFF, IT DIDN'T HELP NONE. IT REALLY PUT US BEHIND REAL FAST. ))
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Two months ago, Drema Wygal came to TAP's Transitional Living Center.
Rheumatoid Arthritis had taken her out of the workforce.
But she found disability compensation was not enough for her to live on.
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SOT tape 6 2:49:32

((DREMA WYGAL: I JUST FOUND THAT IT WAS VERY HUMBLING FOR ME, WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH. AND WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE, I THOUGHT THAT I HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG. I WAS TRYING TO DO SOME SOUL- SEARCHING AND REPENTANCE, AND ASK GOD WHY I WAS HERE. ))
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Meanwhile, the Wills family is grateful to the Rescue Mission, but hopes to get into permanent housing soon.
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((DAVID WILLS: I NEVER THOUGHT I'D HAVE MY KIDS NOWHERE LIKE THIS. IT'S NOT NOTHING THAT YOU WISH FOR. IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS, AND YOU HAVE TO GO DAY BY DAY TO PICK BACK UP, GET BACK ON YOUR FEET. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=On the Street, On the Edge


Tomorrow on News 7 at Six, Kimberly concludes "On the Street, On the Edge" with a look at how working families can determine if they are in danger of becoming homeless.

Stocks


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


Another record for the Dow--UP 11 points today to close at 72 hundred 25.
NASDAQ lost 11 points.
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Hutchins


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The 10- year- old Danville boy shot as he opened the door to his home last month is slowly improving.
A hospital spokesman says Reggie Clay Hutchins has been moved out of the the critical care unit, and is now in stable condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Month;


Reggie was shot several times April 19th, when he opened the door to his home on Lee Street.
He suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder.
Hutchins' mother told authorities she believed the shooting was payback for her family's efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealers.
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TALENT=KEITH
SS=Shooting


There have been no arrests in the case thus far.

Missing-Girls


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


There's been no luck in the search for two Spotsylvania County sisters who've been missing since Thursday.
But authorities finally have a lead.
This afternoon, officials with the FBI announced they are looking for the driver of a white Ford pick- up truck... who was sighted near the girls' home around the time the sisters vanished.
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((MARY JOHLIE/FBI SPOKESWOMAN: I'M CONFIDENT THIS IS NOT A SERIAL KIDNAPPER IF INVOLVED. BUT AS TO WHAT IT REALLY IS, WE DON'T KNOW. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.;


Meanwhile, friends and family of 15- year- old Kristin Lisk and her 12- year- old sister, Kati, are handing out fliers with girls' picture on them... hoping for more leads.
Authorities have ruled out the possibility that the girls ran away.
The parents have yet to speak publicly about the situation.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, Rick Pitino takes over the Celtics, the Hartford Whalers officially announce they are moving to Raleigh.
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And Steve Mason gives us an inside look at the Franklin County baseball team that is thriving thanks to a trio of seniors.
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S-Pitino


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


The Boston Celtics finally persuaded Rick Pitino to leave his cozy job at Kentucky for a new challenge in Bean town.
And what a challenge it will be. Boston won 15 games this past season.
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His contract is for 10 years at a reported $70 million dollars.
And his leaving was big news in Kentucky as TV many stations carried the announcement LIVE.
But there are some things bigger than even Pitino. Listen to this station announcement during his news conference
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S-Whalers


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


A whale from the Hartford area hit land this morning in Raleigh, North Carolina.
SS=Whalers/NC state logo


The Hartford Whalers much rumored move to the Tarheel state was made official this morning
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when team officials and city administrators met at the site of Raleigh's proposed $20 million dollar stadium for the team.
The facility should be ready by 1999. In the meantime the team will play in Greensboro.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold hartford


The Greensboro Monarchs will likely move to Raleigh for a year.

S-ECHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=ECHL


As for what this means for the ECHL, without question the Icecaps will no longer be in Raleigh once the Whalers arrive.
The Icecaps will have to relocate or simply fold.
This will give the league an NHL franchise right in the heart of the ECHL.

S-Eagles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-3
GRAPHIC=High School Baseball


Franklin County is gunning for a state tournament berth this season.
Steve Mason says the Eagles will get there on the wings of three seniors.
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((At 13 and 1, 8 and OH in the Roanoke valley District; one would think the Eagles could sit back and coast for a while. Not a chance. ((F.L.SLOUGH:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Jeremy Adkins, Larry Bowles and Brian Strong, are a combined 12 and 1 on the mound with a 1.74 ERA and the trio, the top three hitters on the team, is batting about .490. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((F.L.:))
The team batting average is .366 through 14 games; up from last year's .343. ((:))
The eagles need to finish 3 and 1 in their final four district games to clinch a sixth straight Northwest region berth. In Franklin County, Steve Mason News 7 sports"))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HIGH SCHOOL


The Eagles are playing Cave Spring in one of those games at this hour.
Steve Mason and photographer Steve Claris are at the game.
We'll have highlights of it for you tonight on News 7 Primetime at 10 o'clock over on WEFC.

S-Names


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=WHALERS/NORTH CAROLINA


And now back to the big story tonight for us regionally. Once the Hartford Whalers settle down in North Carolina they will be known as the Carolina Hurricanes.
By picking a weather moniker they have joined some select company.
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Seven teams currently use meteorological terms as their nickname.
Besides the new Hurricanes, there are two Thunders, two Blizzards, a Storm, and the Quebec Rafales.
A Rafale being a strong wind.
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Symphony


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


A familiar voice will be featured when the Roanoke Symphony kicks off its fall season.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Conductor David Wiley offered reporters a sneak preview.
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**Keith on ENG**
Bruce Hornsby will perform with the Symphony on October ninth.
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((DAVID WILEY/CONDUCTOR: BRUCE HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS, RECORDING ARTISTS, HE'S A VIRGINIA NATIVE AND TO HAVE BRUCE PERFORMING WITH THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IS A VERY EXCITING EVENT FOR ALL OF US.))
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The concert will be part of what the Symphony is calling its "Solid Gold Season"- a combination of new artists and old favorites.
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Promo


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