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A Henry County man mourns his brother, shot and killed during an apparent attempted robbery at the home the two shared. We'll have that story, straight ahead on News 7 at Six.
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Talent=Jean


And gearing up for two big weekend events--we'll take you live to festivals in Roanoke and Lynchburg. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Bulls take the advantage in the N-B-A's Eastern Conference finals.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Roanoke Valley is gearing up for the Crestar Festival Soccer tournament.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


The dry Canadian air is heading north for the summer, and moist, tropical air should arrive overnight Saturday.
Your holiday weekend forecast coming up.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An elderly Henry County man knocked to the floor by two men who forced their way into his house says he pretended to be dead for fear he'd be shot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


72-year old John Craig remembers lying on the floor as the men made their way through his house around eleven last night.
Craig's 67-year old brother, Governor, was also in the house.
He was found shot to death in a bedroom.
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((SEEMS LIKE THE TWO OF YOU GOT ALONG REAL WELL? JOHN CRAIG/VICTIM'S BROTHER:OH, YEAH, WE DID, WE DID, NO ARGUMENTS, NOTHING LIKE THAT, I MISS HIM, DON'T KNOW IF I'LL STAY HERE OR NOT, IF THEY LET ME, OR MOVE OUT, MOVE ON WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER. JOHN WARREN:IT'S A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, ALWAYS BEEN QUIET, LIKE I SAY, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED. ))
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SUPER=07-John Warren; :17
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VO-NAT


Sheriff's investigators say they're making progress but have NOT made an arrest.
They believe robbery may have been the motive, although nothing was taken.
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BROWN-HEARING


ANCHOR=JEAN
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=John Brown


A former state delegate has pleaded guilty to nine counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
John Brown was given a five year suspended sentence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bristol;


Brown is an athletic director- He's agreed to resign his job at Virginia High School.
As part of his plea agreement, a felony charge of attempted forcible sodomy was reduced to the misdemeanor delinquency charge.
Prosecutors claim Brown invited young boys to his home to play basketball.
They say the games involved alcohol and partial stripping.
Brown refused to comment after the hearing.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=John Brown


Brown was shot in the shoulder at his home last weekend.
Police are investigating whether there's any connection between the shooting and the court case.

Salem-Pastor


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Child molestation charges have been brought against a Salem minister.
32-year old Matthew Todd Atkins is accused of taking indecent liberties with a 15-year old girl.
The teen was a foreign exchange student... who had been LIVING with Atkins in his Roanoke County home for the past 5 months.

Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Bedford County's school budget problems might end up costing school superintendent John Kent his job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night


The school board wants to know why the school system has finished with a budget deficit for the third straight year.
Board member Betty Earle suggested last night that Dr. Kent be suspended with pay while an investigation is conducted.
At least one parent agreed.
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VO-NAT


The board will discuss Dr. Kent's status at its meeting next month.
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C'Burg-Chase


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


A high speed chase through two counties ends in a crash and an arrest.
Christiansburg Police stopped 29-year old Donald Wayne Sowers, Junior, of Salem, after finding the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department had issued a warrant for his arrest.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Sowers fled the scene in his car.
Police say he then led them on a high speed chase from Christiansburg to Salem.
The pursuit ended when Sowers apparently lost control and hit a police cruiser.
Abduction and sexual battery are among the charges Sowers faces in Montgomery County.
He is also now facing charges in Roanoke County, for assaulting an officer and reckless driving.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Are radio pranks getting out of hand in the Roanoke Valley? Len Besthoff will have that story, coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And it's the unofficial summer kickoff this Memorial Day weekend--we'll have live previews from both Roanoke's Festival in the Park and Lynchburg's Fair by the James. But first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the WeatherCenter.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Despite what you may have heard on a local radio station this week, Roanoke's Festival in the Park is alive and well tonight.
Double Boxes=Jean and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is at Victory Stadium, where the opening concert is set to begin in a few minutes.
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SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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rollcue: 28th edition of Festival in the Park
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SUPER=01-Marty Roe/Diamond Rio Lead Singer; :22
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Joe and Steve/StarLink


There's another big outdoor event this weekend in Lynchburg. Steve Smallshaw joins us with more on that.

James-Fair


ANCHOR=None
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18 **Rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=None



Live=Steve Full/StarLink
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=06-Lynchburg;


Organizers of the Fair By the James in Lynchburg aren't worried about having their event on the same weekend as Roanoke's Festival in the Park. For years, the city has been trying to breathe some life into its riverfront.. they seem to have accomplished that at least for one weekend.
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SUPER=01-Stevie Dovel/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce;
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Live=Steve Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Lynchburg;


The Fair By the James runs through Monday...Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton will be performing here Sunday night..
Double Boxes=Jean and Steve/StarLink


And they're in the unique position of praying for a little rain as well.. last night's fireworks sparked a few brush fires across the river, and the forestry department has told them no more fireworks until we get some rain.

Va-Tourism


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=None


Almost one in six Virginia adults has a physical disability of one kind or another.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But a new guide from the Virginia Tourism Corporation shows everything from door widths to trail accessibility for tourist sites around the state.
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((MARTHA STEGER/VA. TOURISM CORP.: AND OUR GUIDE IS ALSO VERY USER FRIENDLY FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN JUST MOTOR DISABILITIES. IT'S IN VERY LARGE TYPE, FREE OF DISTRACTING GRAPHICS FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS. SO THERE ARE A LOT OF FRIENDLY ASPECTS ABOUT IT.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=None


NOT everyone's happy with the new guide though.
The Americans With Disabilities Act includes asthma and smoke allergies on its list of protected disabilities.
But Virginia only puts smoke-free designations in the hotel section of its guide.

Stocks


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

The stock market advanced to record closes today. The Dow climbed nearly 88 points, finishing the week at 73 hundred 46. NASDAQ gained 17 points, also for a record close.
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Radio-Hooligans


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=none


For a while yesterday, some people planning to attend this year's Festival In The Park thought it was cancelled, after listening to the morning broadcast on J-93-F-M.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff says whatever misconceptions were created seem to have been corrected.
But Len I assume J-93 got the attention it wanted from all of this.
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


It probably did Jean.
And at no real cost to either the Festival event or J93's promotion budget.
But this kind of stunt is relatively uncommon in this radio market, and it raises the question, are there more on the way?
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Joe Conway is the general manager of WROV radio, which, you may recall, staged a mock casting call for the movie Bull Durham two on April Fools day.
He believes this kind of thing will keep happening, as radio gets more competitive and ideas from other markets are used here.
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((CONWAY: ))
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But other stations believe you do have to draw the line somewhere.
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Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave


Lottery-Ticket


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


Ever worry about turning your lottery ticket over to the store clerk to see what you've won?
An Arlington man's story won't make you feel any better.
He claims a deli owner stole his winning ticket, worth six-point-eight million dollars.
The man says the store owner told him he had won a free ticket, when he had really won the jackpot in the May tenth drawing.
The deli owner claims he found the ticket on the floor--he's been charged with grand larceny.
He's also now suing his accuser and the lottery for the jackpot.
For now, the ticket is in the custody of the state.
A lottery official says there's a lesson in all of this: always sign the back of your ticket.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, It was ugly but the Chicago Bulls win game two of the Eastern Conference finals The Virginia Tech Hokies advance on the N-C-A-A tournament.
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And the teams are set for this weekends Division Three World Series at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs


Even the Players admit last night's Eastern Conference finals between Chicago and Miami was ugly.
The two teams combined to score the fewest points in an N-B-A playoff game since the shot clock.
But the good thing for Chicago is the Bulls won the game 75 to 68.
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT SPORTS; :


Scottie Pippen kept the Bulls in the game hitting some key baskets and finishing the night with 23 points.
His backcourt teammate Michael Jordan also came through with 23 points on the night but its not the kind of performance the Bulls used to win over 65 games during the regular season.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The Bulls gained a 2 to nothing lead in the conference finals.
Meantime, The Western Conference finals shift to Houston tonight. Utah leads that series 2 games to none.

S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-3
GRAPHIC=Soccer


The Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 in the first of two days of competition as boys and girls from age nine to 19 in one of the top events on the East Coast.
Steve Mason checked in with tournament officials on the last day of preparation. Steve.
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SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Soccer Youth Director; :39
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OUT Q=....Lets go back to you"
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S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA Baseball


The NCAA Division III Baseball tournament begins at 10am tomorrow at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium as eight teams begin their quest for a national title.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Today; :00


Bridgewater State College out of Massachusetts is the only team in this years field to have played in the tournament last season.
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((RICK SMITH/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH:))
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Cortland, like the wrest of the field, has traveled a great distance to compete in the double elimination tournament.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


The Virginia Tech Hokies advanced to the second round of the N-C-A-A South Two Regional Playoffs and when play N.C. State tonight.
Tech's Matt Reynolds picked the right day for his first two home run game of the season.
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SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL; :


Last night, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Reynolds hit his second homer of the game in the ninth inning to give the Hokies a 3 to 2 victory over Southern California in the opening round of the N-C-A-A South Two regional Playoffs.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#None


That's News 7 at Six.
Tonight at 11,
We'll visit a downtown Roanoke restaurant, trying to get an edge on the competition by offering entertainment rarely found in the Roanoke Valley.
It's authentic Middle Eastern belly dancing, performed by a high school Spanish teacher.
We'll show you what it's all about coming up at 11. 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 two in Campbell County.
Talent=Jean

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