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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on this primary election day- -
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we'll assess the impact of a four-way race in the G-O-P nomination for attorney general.
Check on voter turn-out.
And take a look at a project the mayor calls the biggest downtown development since the Hotel renovation.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, Byrd coach Rodney Spradlin offers famous last words before tonight's state championship, Radford has a new assistant basketball coach,
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VO-NAT


and the streets of Motown were filled with thousands of hockey fans, cheering on the Wings.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Partly sunny skies allowed for a moderate warm up today. The Wednesday outlook looks about the same. More of the forecast just ahead.

GOP-Primary


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-23 **Tape Rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A state that leans Republican in decades of presidential contests has turned out just a handful of GOP activists today.
Precincts across Virginia are showing turnout in the single digits in a four way Republican contest for Attorney General--and a lot of that turnout may be for other local primaries.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is in Norfolk--what's the story there today?
Live=Ellen Full/StarLink
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IN Q=The polls close
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SUPER=01-Julian Hirst/Norfolk Electoral Board; :39
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Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink
(Keith question: so out of three and a half million registered voters how many

are expected to actually vote?)

Turnout


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


In the city of Roanoke, the Republican candidates for Attorney General are playing second fiddle to the Democrats who are running for Commissioner of Revenue.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Tonight, Joe Dashiell is at one of the city's busiest precincts.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A man allegedly robbed a Montgomery County bank at gunpoint this afternoon before fleeing in a stolen taxi.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Authorities say the suspect entered the National Bank of Blacksburg shortly before four this afternoon.
The man apparently arrived at the bank in a taxi and then stole the car from the driver.
The taxi was recovered a short time later outside Montgomery Regional Hospital.
The suspect is described as approximately six feet tall, wearing a gray T- shirt, faded blue jeans and aviator sun glasses.
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Spots-killer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A man accused of killing a Spotsylvania teenager may be off the hook.
A mistake at the state crime lab has cast doubt on evidence against the suspect, Karl Michael Roush.
An examiner wrongly determined that fibers taken from the victim, 16 year old Sofia Silva, matched fibers from Roush's van.
That examiner resigned today, after 12 years on the job.
Silva was abducted from outside her home after school last September.
Her body was found in a creek about 30 miles away.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Last Month;


Roush was in jail when the Lisk sisters, 15-year old Kristin and 12-year old Kati, disappeared May 1st after arriving home from school.
Their bodies were found five days later in a river about 40 miles from their home.
Authorities are NOT ruling out a link between the murder cases.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A new technique that's helping doctors diagnose gall bladder disease, and a Roanoke physician is the first to use it.
That story is just ahead on News 7 at Six,
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plus--the Iceman cometh--this parking lot will be replaced by an ice rink in downtown Roanoke.
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Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
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Mayor David Bowers calls it "the biggest downtown development since the reopening of the Hotel Roanoke".
Len Besthoff explains it's a "cool" idea that Roanoke may warm up to quickly.
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SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express GM; 1:00
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(( After two years of negotiations a developer has inked a deal to bring skating to downtown Roanoke.
A regulation size facility similar to one in Charlottesville will be built in the parking lot next to the Norfolk Southern building.
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((PHIL SPARKS/CHIEF OF ECON. DEVELOPMENT: WE THINK IT'S GOOD FOR DOWNTOWN BECAUSE IT'S SUPPOSED TO DRAW FROM 300 THOUSAND TO 400 THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR INTO OUR DOWNTWOWN AREA.))
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If that sounds optimistic, D- and- R Development says its Charlottesville rink had 200- thousand visitors its first year.
And added amenities, along with a much bigger facility are planned for "The Roanoke Ice Park".
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SOT tape two 12:48:07
IN Q=We hope to have

((COLIN ROLPH/D&R DEVELOPMENT: WE HOPE TO HAVE A LARGE SECOND FLOOR VIEWING AREA THAT PEOPLE CAN COME AND WATCH IN A WARM ENVIRONMENT INSTEAD OF A 50 DEGREE ENVIRONMENT PLUS SEATING FOR WE HOPE CLOSE TO A THOUSAND PEOPLE. ))
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This effectively ends a competition between two developers to build a rink here.
One power broker in all this, The Roanoke Express professional hockey team, says it will use the D- and- R- rink for much sought-after practice time.
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SOT tape two 12:41:00
IN Q=I doubt

((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GM: I DOUBT VERY SERIOUSLY THAT THE OTHER GROUP WOULD ATTEMPT TO BUILD ANOTHER RINK AT THE SAME TIME THESE ONES ARE DOING IT. ))
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One question is, who will replace the parking spaces the rink will gobble up?
The city says two monthly garages nearby have vacancies, and there'll be a drop off lane at the new rink.
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SOT TAPE THREE 16:35:28
IN Q=If all goes

((If all goes as planned, the conversion of this parking lot into an ice rink will begin in about two months, with the project scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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Morton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Education


Frederick Morton is off to a solid start with the Montgomery County School Board.
Morton was selected, in a unanimous vote, as the next school superintendent.
He replaces Herman Bartlett whose contract was not renewed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Board member Wat Hopkins says he was swayed by Morton's concern for kids and his desire to put education first.
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((WAT HOPKINS/MONTGOMERY CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER:I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT. I ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT THAT HE SPOKE SO MUCH ABOUT CONSENSUS BUILDING, ABOUT LISTENING, ABOUT BEING RESPONSIVE TO WHAT THE TEACHER THINKS IS IMPORTANT, TO WHAT PARENTS THINK IS IMPORTANT AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY RIGHT NOW. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Education


Morton is currently working for a school system near Buffalo, New York.
Before that, he worked as a principal in Covington and Albemarle County.

Endoscopic


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=None


A doctor in Roanoke is using a new technique to detect gall bladder disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Dr. James Dill is the FIRST in the country to use endoscopic ultrasound.
It was originally used to spot cancer.
The patient is under sedation while a gastoscope is inserted into the esophagus until it reaches the stomach.
Using an ultrasound probe the doctor can search the gall bladder for stones and signs of disease.
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SOT 12:16:44
IN Q=many people suffer

((DR. JAMES DILL/GASTROENTEROLOGIST: MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM GALL BLADDER DISEASE..HAVE TREMENDOUS PAIN AND THE STANDARD GALL BLADDER TEST DO NOT FIND THE PROBLEM ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Dill/Gastroenterologist
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OUT Q=the problem
Talent=Keith
SS=None


Dill says the device has a high accuracy rate--94 percent.
98-percent of the people affected by the disease are women.
Research shows standard tests missed half of all cases of gall bladder disease.

Stocks


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


Wall Street continued its record setting pace today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The Dow gained 61 points to finish above the 75 hundred mark for the first time.
NASDAQ lost ten points.
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VFP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Botetourt County company is expanding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;


V-F-P will build a satellite facility in Scott County, outside of Bristol.
It says Scott County is the nearest location that has the right amount of land plus an existing building.
V-F-P makes shelters for the telecommunications industry and the federal government.
Its Botetourt operation primarily makes metal and fiberglass shelters.
The Scott County plant will make concrete ones.
It will initially employ 40 people, with plans to triple that number in five years.
V-F-P has over 110 employees in Botetourt County.
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Taylor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Whitey Taylor


The taxman leads the pack in a race to collect Whitey Taylor's debts.
The owner of the Franklin County Speedway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
He lists just seven creditors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape


A first and second mortgage on the track top the list... for a total of 90-thousand dollars.
He owes the I-R-S another 70-thousand dollars.
His assets- -primarily the real property value of the track itself- -outweigh liabilities by just 5-thousand dollars.
The bankruptcy petition was filed today to forestall foreclosure. It indicates the track had a quarter million dollars in income last year... an increase of more than 15-percent over the year before.
The race schedule remains unchanged while Taylor gets re-organized and figures out how to pay his debts.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Mowtown was grovin today to the tune of a stanley cup championship parade, The Steelers commit to slash,
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and a former radford player returns to the Highlanders-- this time as a coach.
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S-Byrd


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=VHSL logo


The place to be tonight is Terrier Field in Vinton.
William Byrd will host Tabb in the Group Two A state baseball championship game.
And this afternoon Roy Stanley spoke with Byrd head coach Rodney Spradlin.
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S-State


ANCHOR=STEVE
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=VHSL

Three other teams are in state championship hunts today as well. wipe to chyron/VO
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7pm in Purcellville /;
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STEVE WILL READ OVER THESE
as we said, Byrd host Tabb at 7pm.
In Group A, Grayson County takes on Brentsville District at 7pm in their title game.
In softball, Glenvar is playing at Powhatan at this time in the Group A state championship.
And Rustburg plays Loudoun Valley in a 7pm game in Purcellville for the group 2A state softball championship.
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S-Parade


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-7
GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup

The Detroit Red Wings and their city celebrated the Stanley Cup championship today in Motown parade.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Detroit; :00


The streets were filled with thousands of fans as the city took part in a parade that seemed endless.
The Wings swept Philadelphia; ended a drought that dated back to 1955. Detroit fans have their first Stanley Cup in 42 years.
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((SCOTTY BOWMAN/DETROIT HEAD COACH:))
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S-Hawkins


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Radford


Radford University men's basketball coach Ron Bradley announced today that former Highlander Chris Hawkins is RU's new assistant coach.
Hawkins; who wore number 11 for the Highlanders, was a point guard for Radford and was an instrumental part of the university's only Big South conference championship.
Hawkins was second team all conference selection and ranks fourth in assists and in steals for the Highlanders. The 1992 Radford graduate has serves as Bladenburg high schools head coach in Maryland the last two years.

S-Slash


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


The Pittsburgh Steelers solidified their quarterback position today by signing multi talented athlete Kordell Stewart to a new contract.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00


Stewart's new deal is a two year extension that should make him the team's starting quarterback this season. The extension keeps him with the Steelers through the 2 thousand season. It includes incentives as a starting quarterback.
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Promo


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That's News 7 at 6.
We will begin reporting primary race results shortly after the polls close at seven p-m, so stay tuned to your Hometown Station. TAKE FULLSCREEN WEB SITE/PRIMARY RESULTS
Also remember you can find the winners on the WDBJ home page. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
Talent=Keith


Complete coverage tonight on News 7 at 11 and also News 7 Prime Time--that's (ad lib byes) at 10pm on WEFC.