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Coming up next on News 7 at 6, an early morning fire destroys a house in Radford.
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And VMI grads reflect on the past, and consider the future.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
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In sports, The Indians break a six game losing streak the N-B-A playoffs resumed this afternoon.
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And Dale Earnhardt talks about last years finish in the Winston at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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Finally, the warmer air is poised to arrive-- we may even break 80 tomorrow! There's also a chance of thunderstorms.
The details ahead.

Radford-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-21
GRAPHIC=Fire


Nothing is left of a Radford home following an early morning fire.
The blaze ignited around 3-30 this morning at a house in the 25-hundred block of Third Street.
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The house was fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived.
Crews from Radford and Fairlawn battled the blaze for hours.
But in the end there was nothing they could do.
No one was home when the blaze started and there were no reported injuries.
The fire is still under investigation, but officials say it does not appear to be suspicious.
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Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Verona teenager is dead following a single vehicle accident in Rockbridge County yesterday afternoon.
State police say 14-year-old Barbara Ellen Lamb was a passenger in a truck driven by Jason W. McManama.
Police say McManama was speeding around a curve on route 7-10.
He swerved off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.
Lamb was thrown from the truck, and died at the scene.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-35
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A murder suspect's past criminal record may eventually be the difference between life and death.
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use file tape E-Bramblett, 97-29; S-Bramblett, 97-17.
Earl Bramblett is suspected of killing a Vinton family of four, three years ago.
According to published reports, if convicted, prosecutors in the case plan to show evidence possibly linking Bramblett to other crimes including sexual assaults of teenagers and drug offenses.
Defense attorneys are asking that a trial scheduled for next month be postponed so they can review any new charges or allegations.
A hearing is scheduled for next week.
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VMI-Graduation


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-25
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The graduation of Virginia Military Institute's class of 1997 is marking a new beginning for graduates and the end of an era for the school.
So far 31 women have reserved a spot in next year's freshman class.
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((FOR THIS CLASS HAS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN REVITALIZING OUR SACRED HONOR CODE AND HAS LED THE WAY WITH MATURITY IN PREPARING TO BRING WOMEN INTO THE CORPS IN THE COMING YEAR AND HISTORY WILL JUDGE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS WELL.))
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General Peay (PEA) encouraged the graduates to use their leadership skills out in the real world.
And many graduates say these skills are some of the most important gifts they received at V-M-I.
And though they don't know what the future holds for the school they say if administrators stick to the traditions the school will remain strong.
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((GARY NETZER/VMI GRADUATE: I DON'T BELIEVE IT WILL, I THINK THAT THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH, THE TRADITIONS ARE PRETTY MUCH IMPORTANT HOW THEY ARE AND THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO KEEP THEM THAT WAY.)) ((TERRY MINOR/VMI GRADUATE: EACH CLASS IS GOING TO BE THE SAME WITH THE HONOR SYSTEM AND THE SKILLS YOU LEARN. IT'S REAL SPECIAL TO THE LAST MALE CLASS BUT THERE'S REALLY NOT THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.))
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172 men received diplomas from V-M-I this morning.
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Doug-Covington


ANCHOR=Eric
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After meeting for a second time officials at a local university finally agreed on a contract for their president.
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Radford University President Douglas Covington has been in office for almost two years.
He submitted a draft to the school's executive board two months ago, but the board was unable to come to an agreement.
Today, the board approved a four-year contract that will be drawn-up on Monday.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: WE SHARE EACH OTHER'S VISION. WE HAVE A STRATEGIC PLAN SO MY FULL EFFORTS ARE GOING TO BE DEVOTED TO GALVANIZING SUPPORT FOR THAT STRATEGIC PLAN.))
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OUT Q=that strategic plan.
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There's no word yet on the terms of the contract.

Gov-Ads


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-31
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A blast of politics is hitting Virginia airwaves.
Both candidates for Governor are already running TV ads...six months before they appear on the ballot.
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((GEORGE ALLEN CALLS HIM OUR GREATEST ATTORNEY GENERAL. JIM GILMORE GREW UP IN THIS BLUE COLLAR NEIGHBORHOOD, WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH COLLEGE, VOLUNTEERED FOR THE ARMY AND CAME HOME TO LAW SCHOOL.))
SOT BEYER AD PRE-PRO

((HE'S NOT ANOTHER LAWYER LOOKING FOR A JOB IN POLITICS. DON BEYER. HUSBAND, FATHER, BUSINESSMAN. HE BUILT A FAMILY BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP. ))
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The Gilmore campaign says that last part's a glitch.
Beyer took over his father's car dealership. from tape 97-18
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The Beyer camp says its capitalizing on Convention excitement.
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((SUSAN PLATT/BEYER CAMPAIGN MANAGER: WHAT WE WANTED TO DO IS SEIZE ON THAT ENTHUSIASM AND THAT ENERGY AND BEGIN THE CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK ON TELEVISION. TO TAKE TO ALL THE CITIZENS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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OUT Q=Commonwealth.
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TALENT=Eric
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Meanwhile, three of the four Republicans running for attorney general say they'll be on TV through June 10th... when voters will select a candidate in a primary election.

Eddy


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=abr
TAPE#=none
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Joseph McNamara is the new GOP nominee for the Windsor Hill District.
He beat incumbent Lee (EDDIE) Eddy.
The University of Virginia graduate says his nomination shows that Roanoke County is committed to change and better leadership.
So far there is no opposition from the Democratic party.

Tease#1

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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- we'll visit some furry creatures in this week's edition of On Record,
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and who says computers are all fun and games. Check out News 7's web watch and catch up on the budget, how to treat illnesses and sneak a peak at some "beanies."
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Fatal-folo


ANCHOR=Eric
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Danville residents have a new traffic light, three months after a teenager was killed at a busy intersection.
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use file tape 97-4, Danville Fatal
16-year old John Paul Bailey died last February while riding with his sister near route 58.
They apparently pulled in front of an on-coming car and wrecked.
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Today, residents were collecting money to pay for a new traffic light erected near the sight of the crash.
They're hoping to raise a total of 10,000 dollars.
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
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If you want to find out more about the balanced budget deal in congress, you can look it up on the web.
It's one of the sites featured in this week's WebWatch.
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(( House speaker Newt Gingrich announced the creation of the site yesterday...
The documents include letters from Gingrich and Senator Trent Lott to the president, and a summary of the agreement...
You can't actually view the documents on the page, you have to download them in Acrobat or Wordperfect format.

If the baby's sick and you don't know where to call, you can find some help on line...
The health answers site will tell you, for example, when a temperature is considered a fever, what and how much medicine to use based on age and weight.
The site covers all kinds of medical questions, and tells you when you should go ahead and call your doctor.

If you just can't get enough broccoli, here's another serving... check out Broccoli-dot-com where you can visit the Broccoli institute and more about your favorite veggie.
Mom's kitchen serves up recipes...
And there's even a kids area, where they can play broccoli tic tac toe and other things... if this doesn't make them eat it, nothing will

If you can't find any more beanie babies, you can at least look at them at this week's Kids Site.
The Ty site lists all things "beanie"... some of them even have their own pages... and the serious collector won't want to be without the official check list.

To satisfy your beanie-obsession, and to find all the other sites we've mentioned, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ web site... at www-dot-wdbj7-dot com.))

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-19
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The Roanoke Wildlife Rescue is in the business of giving out second chances.
Now the non-profit organization hopes what goes around comes around.
Denise Allen has more.
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((Dorothy Runion and other volunteers give sick and injured animals a new lease on life.
The organization's home sits on 23 acres in south Roanoke County--land that's now in the hands of a developer.
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((DOROTHY RUNION/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE DIR.: I AM CURRENTLY ON MY GRANDMOTHER'S PROPERTY AND WE HAD A FAIRLY REASONABLE UNDERSTANDING THAT I WOULD BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE MY WILDLIFE AGENCY AT THAT LOCATION. BUT UNFORTUNATELY SOME FAMILY MEMBERS HAD A DIFFERENT IDEA AND THEY'RE TRYING TO SELL THE PROPERTY.))
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Now the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue is in the mists of an eight month fundraising campaign to buy back the property.
Area middle and high school students have raised 25-hundred dollars for the cause.
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((STACEY KESSINGER/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE MARKETING DIR.: BUT MAINLY WE NEED CORPORATE SPONSORS. PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE THERE TO STAY. THE FUNDRAISERS ARE GREAT AND WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT. BUT WE ALSO NEED ON GOING MONEY COMING INTO THE AGENCY WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED TO RELOCATE BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE PROBLEM WE OPERATED ON A DEFICIT.))
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Their goal is 200-thousand dollars.
With that Runion will try to buy back the property from Strauss Construction.
She says if that doesn't work out the money will be used to relocate.
Either way area animal control agents say there's a need for Runion's work.
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((SGT BILL BANDY/SALEM ANIMAL CONTROL: UNFORTUNATELY WE WOULD HAVE TO DESTROY A LOT OF NUISANCE WILDLIFE. PEOPLE FEEL LIKE IT'S A NUISANCE, DON'T WANT AROUND AN ORPHAN AND INJURED WILDLIFE. THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND IT'S A NECESSITY.))
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To find out more about the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=sta
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Coming up next on News 7 at six, a Pittsylvania County hero is recognized for his efforts to save a young boy.
But first, a look at the weekend stocks.
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Medal-Valor


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
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Pittsylvania County Officials honored one of its citizens for his final act of kindness.
The Board of Supervisors and the county's Historical Society handed out the First Pittsylvania County Medal of Valor this afternoon.
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In the summer of 1985, Leonard Swanson Hutcherson gave up his own life in an attempt to save the life of three year old Jonathan Wayne Ayers.
Today, the county presented his family with the award.
Officials say the medal of valor is a symbol of their appreciation of Hutcherson's courage and giving ways.
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YMCA


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-20
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Franklin County residents came out today to celebrate the early start to their new Y-M-C-A.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Children helped with the groundbreaking for the building which should be complete by next spring.
County businesses and resident were able to raise three and half million dollars for the building in only two years--way ahead of schedule.
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((RUSS MERRITT/FRANKLIN CO. YMCA EXEC. DIR.: THE GROWTH OF THIS "Y" AND COMING TO THIS POINT IS VERY RAPID MUCH BEYOND THE CURVE FOR MOST Y'S. ONE OF THE REASONS THAT'S HAPPENED IS BECAUSE OUR Y DOES FOCUS VERY STRONGLY ON CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, ON VALUES, ON HAVING THE KID OF MISSION THAT REALLY DOES TOUCH PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
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The new building will have an aerobics room, outdoor hiking and jogging trail and two basketball courts.
Hayes, SEE, Mattern and Mattern designed the building.
And, though construction hasn't started, the design for the building has already won honors.
A local chapter of the American Institute of Architecture gave it an award for architectural design.
The area has used a temporary Y-M-C-A for the past two years.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Preakness was run this afternoon Highlights from Major League Baseball Parks.
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And the Miami Heat force game seven in their Eastern Conference Playoff series with the New York Knicks.
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S-Preakness


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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For the first time in 8 years horse racing may have a triple crown winner.
This afternoon in a photo finish "Silver Charm" won the Preakness. Here's the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
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"Free House" was second and "Captain Bodgit" third.

S-Winston


ANCHOR=Roy
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The lights will be on tonight as 19 drivers compete for the big bucks in the Winston at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Last year Dale Earnhardt dominated the event until he slipped with nine laps to go and tapped Terry Labonte allowing Michael Waltrip to get by and hold on and win the race.
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The Winston is a three part 70 lap race with the field inverted after the first 30 lap sprint.
Bill Elliott will start on the pole for the first race Earnhardt second followed by Sterling Marlin, Michael Waltrip and Bobby Labonte.

S-Knicks


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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The Miami Heat has forced a seventh game in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals against the New York Knicks.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/TNT SPORTS; :


The Heat grabbed its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. Alonzo Mourning and Dan Majerle had their best games of the series. Mourning hit 28 points and Majerlie had 18.
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((JOHN STARKS/KNICKS GUARD: )) ((PAT RILEY/HEAT HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The Knicks played without two of its leading scorers in Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston and back up guard Charlie Ward. But they will return for Sunday's game seven in Miami. John Starks and Larry Johnson will miss game seven serving their one game suspension for the brawl in New York.
The Heat will play with out B.J. Brown who is serving a two game suspension.

S-Sonics


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


Meantime, Houston forward Kevin Willis and Seattle's Shawn Kemp have been fined by the N-B-A for their altercation in Thursday's game.
Willis received a 10-thousand dollar fine and Kemp was hit with a 5 thousand dollar fine.
The two squared off in game seven of their series today and ____ wins it ____ to ____ and earns the right to take on the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference finals.

S-Jays


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=Jays/Indians


Jim Thome had a grand slam this afternoon to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 8 to 1 win over Toronto.
It's Cleveland's second win in the last seven games.
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Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston keeps an eye on the action from the dugout.
He did not want to see this. In the top of the third, Thome gets all of this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a grand slam, the second of his career, and it put the Indians on top.
The Indians score again this time in the top of the fifth. Kevin Seitzer
SUPER=35-Cleveland/8/Toronto/1/;hits a single up the middle scoring a run to

make it 6 to nothing and the Indians win the game 8 to 1.
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S-Mets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=Mets/Rockies


Bobby Jones is the first seven game winner in the National League as the New York Mets beat Colorado this afternoon 3 to 1.
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SUPER=03-Queens, NY/SC-NY; :


Jones scattered 7 hits in 8 innings here he strikeouts out Jason Bates in the second Jones had four K's in the game.
And the Met Defense backed him up. On this play second baseman Carlos Baerga makes a diving catch in the hole and gets the force out at second base.
In the fourth Baerga hits this bullet up the middle for a two run single and the Mets led the game 2 to nothing.
Colorado's Andres Galarraga gets SUPER=35-New York/3/Colorado/1/;all of

this pitch it ends up over the centerfield wall for a solo homer but the Mets beat the Rockies at Shea 3 to 1.
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S-Bones


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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Former Wake Forest basketball coach Horace "Bones" McKinney died yesterday after two weeks of treatment for a stroke he suffered earlier this month.
McKinney led the Demon Deacons to their first A-C-C titles in 1961 and 62 and took the team to its only Final Four appearance in 1962. Wx-Tape
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