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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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An arrest in last week's murder at an Interstate rest stop.
Some far- reaching promises from Attorney General Candidate Jim Gilmore.
And a murder investigation that goes back to Bedford in the year 1980.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 Sports, Pitino is more than just the Celtics head coach, a very special golf event is coming to Roanoke later this month,
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And speaking of special, the Salem Rotary Club honors Willis White as its citizen of the year.
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Light rain so far and another batch is on the way very shortly. Our breezy, wet forecast is just ahead.

Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Eight days after Estel Singleton was found shot to death at the Ironto rest area on interstate 81, police have his alleged killer in custody.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Altizer joins us from the Montgomery County jail with details.
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(Keith question: It appears robbery was the motive--what are the specific charges against the suspect?)

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


James Stewart Gilmore, the Third wants to be your next Governor... and wait until you hear what he's got in store for you.
Gilmore kicked off his Republican campaign today with a four city tour of Virginia.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is in Richmond tonight at the site of a civil war weapons plant.
What's Gilmore proposing?
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Barlow


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


Authorities in Bedford hope to heat up a murder trail that went cold SIXTEEN years ago.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our central Virginia newsroom.
Steve, why the sudden new interest in the death of Brandy Barlow?
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Keith, police say they don't necessarily have any new evidence in the murder of Brandy Barlow, but they're hoping a fresh look at the case might give them the break they so badly need.
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(( It was a crime that shocked the community.
Two- year- old Brandy Barlow disappeared from her home on South Street in Bedford in October of 1980.
Police searched for weeks, but never found her.. investigators and her family were baffled.
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((CATHERINE BARLOW/GRANDMOTHER: I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.. DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.))
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Four months later, some men walking along Route 777 made a gruesome discovery.
Brandy had been strangled, her body stuffed in a drainage ditch.
Weeks turned into months, months into years...but her killer was never found.
Now Bedford police chief Milton Graham wants to re- investigate the case and bring it to a close.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Chief Graham did not want to discuss the case on camera, but he says it's possible new forensic technology and investigative techniques might give them some leads to follow.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Several local and state agencies have promised him some help with manpower once they start to actively investigate again.. but that could be a few months off. Keith?

Jones


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


17- year- old (STEFF-ahn) Stephan (dee-WAYNE) Dwayne Jones maintains he's not a killer... but he's given up the right to prove his innocence.
Today Jones pled no contest to FIRST degree murder charges for the shooting death of another 17- year- old.
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Antwan Gray was gunned down nearly five months ago on Center Avenue near Roanoke's Lansdowne Housing Complex.
Jones told police that he was at a relative's house when the crime went down.
But his defense team felt that his alibi wouldn't have held up during a trial.
Jones was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- will 18-hundred Goodyear workers in Danville end their three week strike? They've been voting today on a new contract proposal. We'll have a live report.
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And U-S Airways is making some changes--at Roanoke Regional Airport it means the loss of more than 100 jobs.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Goodyear workers in Danville and across the country have been on strike for close to three weeks now, but a new contract vote today could get workers off the picket lines and back on the assembly line.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff spoke with Goodyear employees right before they cast their ballots. He joins us now from outside the Danville plant.
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No question

US-Airways


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=US Airways


U-S Airways will shut down its maintenance hanger in Roanoke, eliminating 120-some jobs.
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Mechanics got the word during first shift today- -the same time management found out.
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It's part of a system- wide cost- cutting move that includes grounding 22 planes- -mostly high-maintenance D-C-9's, eliminating jet service in nine cities, closing the reservations center in Nashville AND eliminating maintenance operations in Roanoke, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
But the machinists- -who take great pride in their work- -say the move is not something that should concern the flying public.
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((THE MAINTENANCE WILL STILL GET DONE ON THE AIRPLANES. THEY'RE JUST CONSOLIDATING INTO THREE STATIONS.))
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UNION machinists here will be allowed to transfer to Pittsburgh, Charlotte or Tampa, depending on seniority.
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission downplayed significance of U-S Airways' announcement, pointing out that it's a loss of just 23-thousand dollars a year in rent the airline pays on the building... out of five MILLION in annual revenue.
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((YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE 11O PEOPLE AT THIS STATION. YEAH, IT'S GOING TO PULL A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF THIS AREA...FOR SURE...BIG TAX BASE.))))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=US Airways


With these changes, U-S Airways says it's either on the way to becoming a global competitor or may become just a small regional carrier.

Kroger


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Kroger


A West Virginia judge has put Kroger on the shelf for now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The supermarket chain had planned to move its distribution center to Roanoke County next week.
But a temporary injunction was issued late today... forcing the company to stay put in Charleston for at least 60 days.
Kroger says a move to the Roanoke Valley would save the company 4- million dollars a year.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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The Dow bounced back after yesterday's 140 point drop.
A 51 point gain today closed the session at 71 hundred 37.
NASDAQ was up eight points.
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Most Virginians seem to approve of Governor Allen's proclamation of Confederate History and Heritage month.
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The latest News-7/Mason-Dixon research survey says 72 percent of those questioned liked the idea; 22 percent disapproved.
Even a majority of BLACK voters--54 percent--approved of the proclamation.
The poll shows that the Confederate battle flag is a much more divisive issue.
72 percent of white voters see it as a symbol of Southern pride and heritage; 43 percent of the black voters look at it that way.
17 percent of white voters see the battle flag as a racist symbol; 50 percent of the black voters consider it an emblem of racism and slavery.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park


Mark your calendars now--
Roanoke's 28th annual Festival in the Park is scheduled to kick off May 22nd with a Mardi Gras gala.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year;


Festival '97 has the usual itinerary of outdoor concerts, sporting events, and children's activities.
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Organizers say new attractions include a soap box derby and lumberjack show.
Meanwhile, executive director Wendi Schultz says this year's Saturn Cup Bike Race will likely fill the void in the absence of the more prominent Tour Du Pont.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK EXEC. DIR.: AND I THINK WE DID THAT BEFORE THE TOUR CAME THROUGH, BECAUSE OUR BIKE RACE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN GOING ON LONGER THAN THE TOUR'S BEEN COMING. SO, YEAH, I CERTAINLY THINK IT WIL BE AN EXCITING RACE AND ONE THT A LOT OF THE AMATEURS AS WELL AS THE PRO'S LOOK FORWARD TO. ))
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The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Diamond Rio are among the featured musical acts this year.
And as always, a three- dollar Festival button is required for admission into most events.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming your way tonight in sports, a area football coach and educator is named citizen of the year, Pat Riley and Rick PItino are in the news again today,
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And Roy Stanley has details of a very special golfing event coming up later this month at Blue Hills Country Club.
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S-Rotary


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=WILLIS WHITE


Over in Salem this afternoon, the Rotary Club named Willis White its 1996 Citizen of the year.
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SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00


The Salem High School Teacher and Football coach has taught mathematics for 33 years.
He began his career in Wythe County, before moving onto Roanoke City and finally to Salem, where he has worked for the past 14 years.
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Willis has been Blue Ridge district and Friday Football Extra coach of the year on numerous occasions, but his biggest accomplishment came this past December when the Spartans won their First Group AA Division 4 state championship by beating Sherando at Victory stadium.
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S-Riley anchorMike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-2
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The NBA playoffs resume tonight with the Lakers-Jazz and Bulls-Hawks series resuming in Los Angeles and Chicago.
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This afternoon Miami Heat coach Pat Riley made a little history as he became the first NBA coach to win coach of the year honors with 3 different teams.
His first two honors came with the Lakers in 1990, and he won again in 1993 with the Knicks.
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S-Pitino


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=CELTICS LOGO


Rick Pitino arrived in Boston and immediately started to shake things up around the organization.
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not only is he taking over as coach, but he is also replacing the legendary Red Auerbach as team president.
But he says he won't know until tomorrow if Larry Bird will stay by his side or become a head coach in Indiana.
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S-Stokes


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=virginia logo


In yet another basketball coaching item, Ricky Stokes is coming back to UVa to serve as an assistant basketball coach under his former teammate Jeff Jones.
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Ironically, for the past eight years he has served as an assistant under one of his former coaches at UVa, Dave Odom.
Stokes takes over at UVa immediately, but with his departure don't expect Roanoke native Russell Turner to take over as the Deacons' top assistant. Turner said this afternoon he doesn't expect a promotion.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=King Memorial Golf Logo


The Roanoke Valley golf community is always giving back and later this month the first annual King Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Blue Hills golf Club to benefit some area students.
Roy Stanley tells us more.
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((The first King Family Memorial Scholarship was presented in 1992 and it was worth 300 dollars to the recipient.
The Kings, Known to many as the first family of golf in the valley, had second thoughts about adding another captain choice tournament.
But when it comes to golf and giving back as always, the Kings wanted to give more.)) ((JOHNNY KING/CLUB PRO: )) ((The proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit an area student in his or her educational goals. And the Scholarship will be administered by the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame.)) ((BRENDA KING HARVEY/BLUE HILLS GOLF CLUB: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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