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ANCHOR=Keith

The mayor does an "about face" on the pay-raise issue.
We'll hear from David Bowers first up on NEWS 7 at SIX in a moment.
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VO-NAT


And we'll meet the new owners of La Maison... high bidders for the restaurant at today's auction.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Mike Stevens will have a live report from activities at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Bruins have found a coach.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Atlanta Braves beat the Montreal Expos on a homer in the bottom of the ninth.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


A frost warning goes up for the western mountains tonight. It will be chilly all around. The forecast and WeatherSchool just ahead.

Pay-Raises


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


The mayor of Roanoke is backing down on the issue of pay raises in the face of overwhelming public sentiment.
Double Boxes=Keith/Andrew


Andrew Freiden is in the NEWS-7 newsroom, fresh from a late- afternoon news conference in the mayor's office.
LIVE=Andrew Full
SUPER=@Andrew1;


Keith, the mayor says phone calls to his office were running strongly against pay raises for city council and the mayor.
And today he decided that he can't go ahead with the planned 28% pay raise for himself or the 14% raise for city council.
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SOT 16:17:30

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR: I THOUGHT WE MADE A GOOD DECISION.....16 THOUSAND, PROBABLY MORE.))
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The Mayor says the proposed pay raises for the City's top administrators will also be scrapped. That includes the city manager and the city attorney.
SOT 16:18:04

((IT'S BEEN 5-1...FINALLY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WILL BE DONE JUNE 2ND)) ))
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LIVE=Andrew Full
SUPER=@Andrew1;


The mayor wouldn't say much about other options council will propose to the public June 2nd-
He says everything is still on the board-- including having NO pay raise at all.
Double Boxes=Keith/Andrew


Keith, Mayor Bowers says the rest of the budget will remain untouched-- All other city workers will still get their average 3.3 percent raise.

Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Appomattox County's top prosecutor says he hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty against an 18- year- old man charged with murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox


Brandon Wayne Hedrick was ordered held without bond after at his appearance this afternoon in Appomattox General District Court.
He's charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Lisa Yvonne Crider on May 11th.
Hedrick's alleged accomplice, 18- year- old Trevor Andrew Jones is facing murder, abduction and firearms charges... his bond was set at a half million dollars.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawson says both men are potential flight risks.
SUPER=03-Lincoln, NE;


They were arrested Saturday at this house in Lincoln, Nebraska, six days after Crider's body was found in the James River.
They waived extradition back to Virginia to face the murder charges.
Both were appointed attorneys today.
A preliminary hearing is set for July.
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Beyer-VEA


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Beyer


The group that represents 55- thousand of Virginia's 80- thousand public school teachers says Don Beyer would be best for state schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Virginia Education Association says Beyer's legislative record won the endorsement.
But he's also proposing to hike teacher pay an average of 31- hundred dollars by the year 2002.
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((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: HAVING DON AS THE GOVERNOR, THE PERSON AT THE HEAD OF OUR STATE, WHO SETS THE TONE FOR OUR ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH ABOUT RESPECT FOR EDUCATORS.))
SOT 10:56:17

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL CHOICE IN VIRGINIA IN THE YEARS TO COME. WE CAN TAKE THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE AND GIVE IT BACK IN MASSIVE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF. OR WE CAN CONTINUE TO INVEST IT IN EDUCATION.))
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VO-NAT


Republican Jim Gilmore's proposing a repeal of the tax on personal cars.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at six, a Craig County businessman wants another shot at liquor by the drink,
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VO-NAT

and in part three of our series, Southeast Stories, we'll see what the future could hold for one Roanoke neighborhood.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Mini-Open


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Mini Open
GRAPHIC=None

(("THIS IS THE REGION'S NUMBER ONE NEWSCAST, NEWS 7 AT SIX, WITH KEITH HUMPHRY, METEOROLOGIST ROBIN REED, AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))

La-Maison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Memories are all that are left of La Maison.
The restaurant was auctioned off today for more than half a million dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith/Eric Microwave


Eric Earnhart is here to tell us who's acquired the property.
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(Eric adlibs)

((Rollcue:...served its last brunch.))
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Double Boxes=Keith/Eric Microwave


No Q&A

Craig-Liquor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


A restaurant in New Castle is trying again to sell liquor- by- the drink.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File;


Today the owner of Briz's restaurant filed his request to put the issue on the ballot for the November election.
This time, Jim Greenway says he's appealing to voters county- wide for a referendum to legalize the selling of mixed drinks.
Two years ago, a similar referendum was defeated in the New Castle district.
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3-Southeast-Stories


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Southeast Stories


After four decades of decline, parts of southeast roanoke may be poised for a comeback.
SS=Southeast Stories


Tonight, Joe Dashiell concludes his series, Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
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((Every week, dozens of southeast Roanoke residents turn to Belmont Baptist Church for help.
Volunteers pack up food, while some of the church's neighbors sort through racks of clothing.
And this scene is repeated by other groups that serve other parts of neighborhood.
Southeast may never reclaim the vitality it enjoyed 50 years ago, when the railroad and the Viscose plant employed thousands there, but individuals and organizations are trying to make a difference.
SOT tape #4 15:53:04
IN Q=Our concern now is for the children

((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY CENTER: OUR CONCERN NOW IS FOR THE CHILDREN, AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHILDREN AROUND HERE WITH LIMITED FACILITIES FOR ENRICHMENT AND TUTORING AND THAT'S ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES RIGHT NOW.))
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OUT Q=priorities right now.


And there are other needs... Just ask Barber Al Hodges...
SOT tape #6 15:09:25
IN Q=We need some businesses.

((AL HODGES/BARBER: WE NEED SOME BUSINESSES. LIKE THE GROCERY STORE AND THE BANK. I THOUGHT FIRST UNION DID THIS NEIGHBORHOOD A GREAT INJUSTICE BY PROMISING TO STAY AND THEN LEAVING.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=and then leaving.



SOT TAPE #5 10:35:37
IN Q=we're losing

((RICHARD NICHOLS/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM: WE'RE LOSING THE GALAXY FOOD STORE NOW, BUT I'M HOPING IF WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE THINGS CLEARED UP AND OUR COMMUNITY LOOKING GREAT, WE'D ATTRACT OTHER BUSINESSES.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=attract other businesses.

STAND-UP
Along with its problems, southeast Roanoke has plenty of potential. And there are many people who believe there are better times ahead for this neighborhood.
It isn't hard to find someone preparing to spread a fresh coat of paint, or installing a new roof.
And homebuyers are finding bargains on the streets of southeast.
SOT tape #4 15:50:23
IN Q=I see some improvements going on

((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY CENTER: I SEE SOME IMPROVEMENTS GOING ON ACTUALLY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, AND I'M VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SOUTHEAST ACTUALLY.))
tape #1 09:51:16

((LACY EDWARDS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THERE ARE A LOT OF OLDER HOMES THERE AND WHAT I THINK'S HAPPENING NOW IS SOMEWHAT OF A METAMORPHOSIS IN THAT YOUNGER FIRST-TIME BUYERS ARE COMING IN AND FINDING SOME WONDERFUL VALUES AND SPENDING MONEY TO FIX THEM UP, SO YOU KNOW I'M HOPING, LIKE THE GRANDIN COURT, RALEIGH COURT AREA THAT THAT WILL CONTINUE IN SOUTHEAST.))
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OUT Q=will continue in southeast.


From its beginnings more than a century ago, the neighborhood has seen good times and bad.
And while the challenges are many, residents of southeast roanoke say they are hopeful that its days as a thriving neighborhood are not simply in the past.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Stocks


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


On Wall Street today, a drop in the bond market forced some stock prices lower.
The DOW lost 13 points to close for the day at 72-hundred-91.
NASDAQ was UP 10 points.
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Bassett-Furniture


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Henry County furniture giant is closing its Martinsville plant.
But few if any jobs are expected to be lost.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Bassett Furniture announced a large scale reorganization today.
It includes the shutdown of its W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville, where 400 people work.
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SOT 06:19:31
IN Q=We'll be

((ROB SPILMAN/BASSETT PRESIDENT: WE'LL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE OUR MANUFACTURING CAPACITY BETTER, BY RETAINING ONE OF OUR BEST FACILITIES, THE MOUNT AIRY PLANT, TO PRODUCE OUR CORE LINE AND ELIMINATE ONE OF OUR OLDER, LESS EFFICIENT PLANTS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Spilman/Bassett President;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;


Bassett employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other plants it owns in Henry County and Mount Airy, North Carolina.
It expects to close the W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville within four- to- five months.
The company admitted that it has not performed to the standards it has been used to in the past, and for the past several years its operating earnings have not been what it wanted them to be.
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Rutan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


The first man to fly around the world without refueling has a message for young science students ... the sky's the limit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Dick Rutan (Roo-TAN) made a pit stop at Virginia Tech, a month into his latest world tour on a handmade plane.
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SOT 1:12:52
IN Q=The experience

((DICK RUTAN/PILOT: THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING TO THE UNIVERSITY ISN'T THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR LIFE. THE ONLY THING THEY CAN DO HERE IS JUST PROVIDE THE BARE FOUNDATION FOR WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO DO SOMETHING GREAT. AND WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING GREAT, WE NEED TO DREAM A LOT MORE.))
SUPER=01-Dick Rutan/Voyager Pilot;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=a lot more
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VO-NAT


Rutan fought fatigue, stormy weather, and his frail plane, the Voyager, on the 1986 trek.
He compared the experience to being trapped in a phone booth with his co-pilot Jeanna Yeager for nine days.
Rutan speaks tonight at 8:30 pm at Virginia Tech's Burruss Hall.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Highlights from girls softball action this afternoon the Braves beat the Expos.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Mike Stevens will joins us live from the Charlotte Motor Speedway with the announcement of a new team in Winston Cup Racing.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=MST
TAPE#ROLLED FROM TRUCK
GRAPHIC=Charlotte Motor Speedway


In just about 40 minutes qualifying for Sunday's Coca Cola 600 gets underway att the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
DOUBLE BOXES Roy/Mike


But it's already been an eventful day at the track. Lets check in with Mike Stevens at the track. Mike
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ROLL Q="DR. J AND A FAMILIAR FRIEND MADE A HOUSE CALL AT THE THE SPEEDWAY.
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ROLL Q=THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER EMOTIONAL DAY IN A TEAR JERKING WEEK THAT BEGAN

LAST SATURDAY NIGHT WITH THE DEATH OF BETTY MAY WOOD IN A CAR WRECK JUST A FEW MILES FROM THE TRACK
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-2
GRAPHIC=Softball


Cave Spring got two runs in the bottom of the first and held off Franklin County to capture the Roanoke Valley District tournament title 3 to 1.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Knights; :00


The Lady Eagles also played defense. Megan Conklin makes the great catch and throws out the Cave Spring runner at first.
Then, in the top of the fifth; a Franklin County base hit and Conklin is going to try and score but Marissa Addy throws her out from left.
The game ended on a trick play. It SUPER=34-Cave Spring/3/Franklin Co./1;

looks like Cave Spring catcher Jennifer Lupton throws the ball; but she actually keeps it. Franklin County's Heather Jones comes on home and she is tagged out. Cave Spring wins it's 6th straight RVD tournament title 3-1.
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((LYNN SAUNDERS/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:)) ((KERRY FAIR/CAVE SPRING PITCHER:))
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SUPER=01-Kerry Fair/Cave Spring Pitcher; :08
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


Keith Lockhart hit a two run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Atlanta Braves over Montreal 3 to 2.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :


Danny Ainge at the afternoon game.
In the bottom of the fifth Kenny Lofton hits a grounder to second base he legs out the infield hit driving in a run and the Braves took a one to nothing lead.
Montreal came back in the top of the seventh. Doug Strange hits this fly ball to right centerfield for an out but runners tag at second and third to score and the Expos took the 2 to 1 lead.
Then in the ninth Lockhart smokes this 2 run pinch hit homer to deep
SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Montreal/2/;over the left field wall , his first of the

season, and the Braves get the 3 to 2 win.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=NHL logo


The Boston Bruins are no longer looking for a coach.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NHL; :


Pat Burns is the new head coach of the Bruins. The 45 year old Burns has coach in Montreal and Toronto.
Burns replaces Steve Kasper, who was fired at the end of the season after Boston missed the playoffs for the first time in 30 years.
He hasn't been behind the bench since being fired by the Maple Leafs 14 months ago.
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