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ANCHOR=Eric
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VO-NAT


Up next on News 7 at 6, heavy rains send a wall of water and mud into a Roanoke apartment complex.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Plus we'll wrap up this spring's Festival in the Park.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Head
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In sports, The Winston Cup drivers took on the Monster Mile at Dover this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Bulls will wait to game time to determine if Scottie Pippen can play in the opener of the N-B-A finals with Utah.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


Heavy rain is moving through the area--
Flash flood watches are up, And flash flood warnings for Alleghany and Roanoke Counties just expired.
The details ahead.

APT-FLOOD


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
Heavy rain pelted the area just hours ago causing extensive damage to some buildings in the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Rain and mud from a neighboring construction site rushed into the Williamsburg Manor Apartments just after three-30 this afternoon.
Four apartments in two separate buildings were flooded before the waters receded.
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((MARY MANN/RESIDENT; THE SKY JUST LET LOOSE AND WHEN IT STARTED IT CAME DOWN THROUGH HERE JUST IT WAS JUST LIKE A RIVER. ))
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Residents still have to contend with several feet of mud left behind.
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WIPE,WIPE,WIPE

Flooding


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03=Roanoke Co.;


In another part of Roanoke County, rain sent creeks out of their banks forcing officials to close some roads.
This portion of Carvin's Creek Road in Roanoke County was under several feet of water this afternoon.
The severe storms dumped more than two inches of rain in some areas.
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Accident-81


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Accident


Three accidents during heavy rain storms tied up traffic on interstate 81 this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In this accident, state police say 25-year-old Johnathon Montvale Goodman of Roanoke, ran off the left side of the road near the 132 mile marker.
The car then struck the median and flipped over.
Goodman was not seriously injured but his passenger did suffer injuries. Officials took that person to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Goodman is being charged with reckless driving.
The name and condition of the passenger is not being released.
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Apartment-Gas


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=Standoff


A routine police procedure turned into a standoff yesterday at an apartment complex in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


An officer was trying to serve five warrants for the arrest of 33-year-old Jeffrey Neal Underwood.
But Underwood refused to cooperate with police. He then barricaded himself in his apartment.
Police called in negotiators in an effort to calmly end the situation.
But, Underwood didn't respond.
Five officers then suited up in protective gear, broke down the door and tossed in a can of tear gas.
Officers found Underwood hiding under some blankets in the bedroom and arrested him.
He's in police custody tonight.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-25
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A pay raise for the mayor and other appointed city officials is still up in the air.
Members of the Roanoke City Council met to discuss the issue yesterday but couldn't come to a decision.
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VO-NAT
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Minutes after calling the special meeting to order, council went into executive session.
After the private meeting Mayor David Bowers issued a statement saying the council could not come to an agreement.
Darrell Boles was the only resident who showed up for the initial meeting.
He says the citizens should be able to vote on pay raises for council and appointed officials.
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((DARRELL BOLES/CITY RESIDENT: IT DOES COME OUT OF THE PEOPLE'S POCKET AND I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE AN INPUT INTO WHETHER OR NOT THEY GET THE RAISE.))
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ANCHOR=ERIC
SS=Roanoke City Seal


Citizens will have a chance to give their input when the matter is discussed again at Monday's City Council meeting.




Whitey-Taylor


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-22
GRAPHIC=none


A Franklin County Speedway owner is gearing up for the last stretch in his race to raise money for his business.
And, he's using some pretty unusual gimmicks to get what he needs.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Phillip VanDerVeer/Race Car Driver; 59
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((Drivers filed into the Franklin County Speedway just as they have for the 19 years since Whitey Taylor has owned the track.
But things could change if Taylor doesn't raise 29-thousand dollars by June 10th.
Taylor says he lost money in 1980 when a Willie Nelson concert at the track was canceled.
He says angry fans set fire to a nearby barn--replacing it and losing money on the concert put him in the hole.
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((WHITEY TAYLOR/FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY: WHAT IT WAS, ORIGINALLY IT WAS 170-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND I PAID THEM ALL BUT 29-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF IT AND THEY WERE SAYING ONE THING AND I WAS SAYING ANOTHER, AND THEN THE WEATHER HAS JUST GOT ME THIS YEAR.))
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stand up 16:36:49 DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: WHITEY TAYLOR IS COMING UP WITH SOME UNIQUE FUNDRAISING IDEAS.
NEXT WEEK HE'S MEETING RACE FANS WHERE THEY SHOP.
HE SAYS HE'S PARKING A RACE CAR IN FRONT OF WALMART UNTIL HIS NOTE IS MET.
DRIVERS ARE ALSO PROMISING THEIR WINNINGS TO HELP TAYLOR KEEP HIS TRACK.
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SOT 16:04:42
IN Q=MY DAD RACED

((JOHN HALL/RACECAR DRIVER: MY DAD RACED , MY BROTHER RACED. AND I JUST COME UP INTO IT AND I'M JUST USED TO COMING INTO IT I'D HATE TO SEE THE TRACK GO.))
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IN Q=THE NEW RIVER VALLEY

((PHILLIP VANDERVEER/RACECAR DRIVER: THE NEW RIVER VALLEY IS SUCH A LONG HAUL AND IT'S A NASCAR TRACK AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPENSIVE YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A NASCAR LICENSE. IT'S WHAT THEY CALL AN OUTLAW TRACK.))
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So far Taylor says he's raised 5-thousand dollars for his cause.
And he says he won't give in the race to beat his creditors to the bank.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
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VO-NAT


The rain didn't dampen the mood of festival goers as an annual tradition draws to an end.
More on that when News 7 at Six continues.
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Highway-Construction


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=Highway Improvement


Some Roanoke County residents say a two mile stretch of highway is inadequate and want to see some improvements.
They say, as the businesses grow, the traffic volume also increases and more highway is needed.
Denise Allen has more.
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((Just outside of Salem there is a two mile stretch of highway.
Route 11/460 is a two lane road which widens to four lanes at both the east and west ends.
Residents say that creates a dangerous bottleneck.
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((HAROLD BOWMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S NOT WIDE ENOUGH FOR THE 37-PLUS-THOUSAND CARS THAT PASS HERE DAILY.))
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OUT Q=PASS HERE DAILY


Business is booming on the road.
Officials say Kroger and Richfields are expanding and two more businesses are building new plants.
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IN Q=IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE

((SPIKE HARRISON/ROANOKE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE TO DO THAT WITHOUT HAVING A FOUR LANE HIGHWAY RUNNING RIGHT ALONG SIDE THE INTERSTATE. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. THE TRUCK TRAFFIC IS GOING TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE.))
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One million dollars has been proposed to pay for the planning of the project which would widen the road to five lanes.
But it could be years before construction starts.
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IN Q=WE HAVE TO

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL STAGES ONE OF THOSE STAGES IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, SOME SURVEYING WORK. WE MUST ALSO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS.))
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The project isn't in the six year plan yet.
Bowman has a petition signed by 25-hundred motorists who hope V-Dot makes it a priority. DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE PUBLIC MAY SOUND OFF ON THIS AND OTHER HIGHWAY PROJECTS THURSDAY.
THE MEETING IS IN THE AUDITORIUM AT VDOT HEADQUARTERS IN SALEM AND OFFICIALS SAY ANY INPUT GIVEN WILL HELP THEM PRIORITIZE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))

Fest-Finale


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Vendors are packing up as the 28th annual Festival in the Park draws to a close.
Roanoke's summer kick-off ended today with a wearable art display.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Vendors from surrounding states traveled to the Star City to outfit festival goers in clothes suitable for framing.
The weather does have an impact on sales, but organizers say in spite of today's rain, mother nature cooperated with festival events.
Several of those events were new to the schedule and public response will bring them back next year.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: WE BROUGHT IN A LUMBERJACK SHOW THAT EVERYBODY LOVED. WE ALSO ADDED A TUBING RACE TO THE RIVER RACE. BOTH THOSE PROVED VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
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Three thousand volunteers put together the festival each year.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A business takeover is finally completed. Len Bestoff has that and more of the week's business news in the News-7 Business Review.
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Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
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((Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have completed the financial portion of their takeover of Conrail.
In mid-June they will embark up the other half of the deal, a joint application to the U-S Surface Transportation Board.
I-T-T Night Vision in Roanoke County has been awarded an 80- million- dollar order to supply its equipment to the Australian military.
The company says it's highly likely it will have to add people to its 650 member workforce.
The Roanoke Valley's small business incubator has hatched nearly a half dozen new tenants.
The New Century Venture Center says it has signed up five new occupants in just the past two weeks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 151 points for the week, posting a new record, the Nasdaq Composite also reached a record, rising 49 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Stocks


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


Still ahead on News-7 at Six, Andrew Freiden will be here with the latest weather updates...
But, first a look at weekend stocks.
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Feedback-06/01/97


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


In our viewer mail this week, a complaint about our coverage of an event at Virginia Tech.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with this week's Feedback.
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To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Virginia Tech commissioned an aerial photograph of the number "125", formed by dozens of people on the campus drillfield.
A viewer from Christiansburg wrote:
"Channel 7's report...reinforces my opinion of radio, newspaper and television news reporting--what is presented as the story does not necessarily include all the facts. Thursday, April 17 six o'clock report and the following Friday Mornin' show gave the blip about the photo on TV, with faculty and students named as participants. The participants were in fact faculty, students and STAFF. Most of the time, the Staff of Virginia Tech are not in the limelight like faculty and students, but they are as much an integral part of the success of the University reaching the milestone of 125 years as the faculty and students."
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage or a topic in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
To send a fax, just dial 540-343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
Or you may leave a note on the moderated forum of our home page, at www. wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Highlights from Major League baseball The Bulls and Jazz hook up tonight in the N-B-A finals.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Ricky Rudd takes a ride to Victory Lane at Dover.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=Dover Logo


Ricky Rudd keeps his race win streak alive this afternoon as he takes the checkered flag to win the Miller 500 at Dover.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN SPORTS; :


After a crash on lap 29, Pole sitter Bobby Labonte returned to the race 143 laps down.
Ernie Irvan had a strong car and he was leading the race with 340 laps left to go in the 500 lap race.
Dale Jarrett took over the point and he was the leader of the race at the halfway mark.
Then Geoff Bodine gets lose and slides down the track as the cars came through Dick Trickle hit Bodine's car and then Bobby Hillin came through and hit Trickles car all three were taken to the garage area ending their day.
Another rough day for Dale Earnhardt. The Intimadator couldn't find the right hook up and he was running 20-th with 420 laps of the race complete.
Jarrett extended his lead to almost six seconds but Jeff Gordon was reeling him in. Then after a spin on the track Gordon runs into the back of Jarrett busting his radiator. He had to take it to the garage area for a new radiator he returned to the race.
But shortly after the restart Jarrett's ford blew an engine ending his day after the car had led 256 laps of the race.
Ernie Irvan took the lead but he crashed and that opened the door for Rudd who held off Mark Martin to win the race.
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((RICKY RUDD/MILLER 500 WINNER: ))
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Jeff Burton was third, Jeremy Mayfield fourth and Kyle Petty fifth.

S-Yankees


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=Yankees/Red Sox


The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees had a battle in Boston this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MSG; :


Red Sox Manager Jimmy Williams watches as his team starts a rally.
In the bottom of the sixth, Mo Vaughn hits a line driver to center field scoring a runner from second and the Red Sox led 2 to 1.
Still in the sixth, Bill Hassleman hits a grounder up the middle that scores two more runs and the Red Sox jumped out to a 4 to 2 lead.
Then in the top of the Ninth, New York's Paul O'Neil hits a line drive to left field that scores two runs to tie it at 4 to 4 and New York led 6 to 5 in the top of the 15-th.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=Braves/Giants


Ryan Klesko homered for the third straight game and Jeff Blauser broke a tie with a solo shot to lead the Braves to a 4 to 3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :


Giants Manager Dusty Baker checking the action from the dugout.
In the top of the first he would see Mark Lewis hit this line drive over Kenny Lofton's head in Centerfield allowing two runs to score and the Giants led 3 to nothing.
But the Braves rallied. In the bottom of the fourth Ryan Klesko smokes this pitch into the right field stands for a three run homer and the game was tied 3 to 3.
Then in the 8-th Blauser gets all SUPER=35-Atlanta/4/San Francisco/3/;of

this pitch it ends up over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Braves hold on to beat the Giants 4 to 3.
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S-Avalanche


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


Rain has canceled this afternoon's game between the Salem Avalanche and the Prince William Cannons.
Salem won 3 to nothing last night to even the three game series at 1 to 1. The game has not been rescheduled.

S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The Chicago Bulls are at home tonight for game one of the N-B-A Finals against the Utah Jazz.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; ;


Bulls forward Scottie Pippen expects to play despite a sore left foot. But the question is how much can he play.
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((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD: )) ((PHIL JACKSON/BULLS HEAD COACH: ))
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SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Bulls Head Coach; :11
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


When Chicago and Utah open the N-B-A finals tonight in Chicago it will be somewhat of a homecoming for Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan.
Sloan played his pro ball with the Chicago Bulls.
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((JERRY SLOAN/JAZZ HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Tip off tonight at the United Arena is 7:30.

Wx-Alamanac


ANCHOR=Andrew
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=pev
TAPE#=
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Now that a very chilly May is behind us...
Let's see what this month has in store for us, in the June Almanac.
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