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ANCHOR=Keith

The search continues for a missing private plane, despite assurances from the pilot's family that he's already accounted for.
We'll have a LIVE report on NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment.
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And a treacherous moment between a pair of bulldozers claims a life in Franklin County.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, three UVa football players are arrested in separate incidents, the Roanoke College Maroons welcome back a familiar face as basketball assistant,
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and Pete Sampras was one of a very few seeded players flying high on this the second day of play at Wimbledon's all-England tennis club.
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TALENT=Robin
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High heat and humidity in place for tomorrow...a break may be on tap by the weekend. More on that coming up.

Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=None


The search for a small plane is still underway, despite reports from the pilot's family that he is okay.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart is at Roanoke Regional Airport--Eric what's the latest?
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Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Abortion

**Note Anchor Tag**
A federal judge says Virginia's lawmakers could have done a better job when they wrote the parental notification law set to take effect next week.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw picks up the story from there.
Steve, what does this mean for abortion rights advocates who hope to block that law?
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Keith, it could be good news for Planned Parenthood which claims the new law is at most unconstitutional.. and in the very least is open to interpretation.
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(( Under the new law, a minor girl seeking an abortion must tell her parents or ask a juvenile court judge for a waiver.
The statute says the judge "may" grant that request if he feels the girl is mature enough to reach the decision on her own...abortion rights advocates would like to replace the word "may" with "shall".
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But state attorneys defended the wording, and blasted Planned Parenthood for its "eleventh hour" delay tactics.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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The state says that every day this law is delayed from taking effect means the lives of teenage girls across the state are being endangered.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


But it's an issue that's been on the table for 18 years, and Judge James C. Turk has said he doesn't feel a couple more months will make a difference.. he'll decide on Monday whether to grant the temporary restraining order. Keith?
Talent=Keith
SS=Mark Earley


In saying the law was poorly drafted, Judge Turk is criticizing the work of Senator Mark Earley.
Earley was the bill's chief sponsor -- and wrote the bill slightly differently in 1997 to get it into a more friendly Senate committee.
He's also the Republican nominee to be the state's top lawyer, the Attorney General.

Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A bulldozer accident claimed a life in Franklin County this afternoon.
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Two men were clearing land off Route 116 when the larger of two dozers got stuck.
Then they tried to pull the dozer uphill with the winch on the other machine.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: BOTH MEN WERE TRYING TO START THE SMALLER MACHINE WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGER MACHINE PULLED THEM BOTH DOWN THE HILL.))
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The smaller bulldozer slid downhill, and crushed one of the men to death.
Claude Webster says the steep, rocky hillside made rescue efforts treacherous.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE HAD TO SECURE THE DOZERS. THEY WERE STILL BOTH ATTACHED TOGETHER-- SO WE HAD TO SECURE THEM USING THE HEAVY DUTY WRECKER. SO IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG-- IT WOULD'VE INJURED THE WORKERS. ))
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The name of the victim has not yet been released.
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Farm-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
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A farmer in Gretna was killed in an accident at his farm this morning.
The sheriff's office says 64-year-old Curmit Foster Shelton was moving a bale of hay when it fell on him.
He was pinned under it when rescue workers arrived.
His body was taken to the medical examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy.

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Roanoke Valley residents receiving public assistance will soon have some new work requirements.
We'll have details just ahead on News 7 at Six.
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and there's a name change coming to a number of banks in the area, thanks to a takeover announced today. We'll tell you what it will mean for banking in our area.
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Wachovia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Wachovia


"Better late than never" might be a good way to describe Wachovia Bank.
It's the last of North Carolina's big financial institutions to gain a foothold in Virginia.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff explains a deal announced today will make Wachovia the Commonwealth's largest bank.
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This comes just two weeks after Wachovia made a much smaller, but still significant purchase of Charlottesville- based Jefferson Bankshares.
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With this Central Fidelity deal, Wachovia has suddenly become the largest bank in Virginia in terms of deposits, topping competitors including Nationsbank, Crestar, and First Union.
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This deal is a big deal in Lynchburg, where Central Fidelity has a large presence, and people are eagerly waiting to see how the Wachovia transaction unfolds.
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Amherst-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Investigators say an electrical problem apparently sparked a blaze that destroyed an Amherst County home last night.
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A passerby spotted smoke pouring from the home on Dixie Airport Road shortly after eight.
It was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.
Firefighters spent more than an hour trying to bring the blaze under control.
The house is owned by Sandy and Christine Witcher. The couple and their two sons were NOT home when the fire broke out.
Investigators believe the blaze started near an electrical outlet in the kitchen.
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Police-Chief


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=David Hooper


The death of Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper brought more condolences today... from members of the police force he led, from admirers in the community, and even his critics.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on Hooper's legacy.
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On the day after cancer claimed the life of M. David Hooper, the tributes continued.
Former mayor Noel Taylor described Hooper as a man with "unique ability" and "complete integrity."
And even those organizations that did not always see eye to eye with the chief were offering their condolences.
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Chief Hooper was well- known in the nation's law enforcement community and police officers from across the country are expected for his funeral at St. Andrews Catholic Church on Thursday afternoon.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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Wall Street blasted back today from yesterday's sharp drop.
A report on strong consumer confidence in June helped boost stocks. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Starting October 1st welfare recipients in the Roanoke area will have 90 days to find a job or risk losing their benefits.
It's part of a program known as VIEW--Virginia's Initiative For Employment Not Welfare.
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Supporters say the program will help end a cycle of dependency.
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((SCOTT OOSTDYK/DEPUTY SECRETARY HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES:WHAT GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS SAID BASICALLY IS HERE ARE YOUR RESOURCES..HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. BUT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT YOU HAVE TIME LIMITED BENEFITS. YOU ONLY HAVE TWO YEARS TO BE ON WELFARE))
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The program has already started in some parts of Virginia.
So far 70-percent of the affected recipients have found jobs.
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Those welfare recipients who do not find jobs will be required to do community work or volunteer for a government non-profit organization.



New-Bridge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=None


It could be THE bridge to the future.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


A Virginia Tech professor teamed up with V-DOT and the town of Blacksburg to design a more efficient bridge.
The span, on Tom's Creek Road, has beams made of graphite and fiberglass in a vinyl resin.
Researchers hope to prove they're more durable than traditional steel beams.
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Researchers will monitor the bridge for ten years-- watching for signs of wear and tear.
Although there are four other composite bridges in the country none has been used specifically for research purposes.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up for you tonight on News 7 sports, a trio of UVa football players have been arrested, upsets highlight day two at Wimbledon, I'll tell you about life in the fast lane in the NBA,
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And Steve Mason checks in from Roanoke College where one former Maroon is giving up his coaching duties as a former all-american at the school prepares to step in and take his place.
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
SS=wimbledon


No rain, but plenty of upsets today at Wimbledon during day two at the all-england tennis club.
7th seed Mark Philippoussis, French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten, 17th seeded Jonas Bjorkman, and women's 13 seed Kimberly Po were all bounced from the tourney today
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along with 5th seeded American Michael Chang.
This match went five sets before Todd Woodbridge pulled off the 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, and 8-6 victory to advance to the second round.
Pete Sampras had a much easier time in his opening match as he went airborne to beat Michael Tillstrom in straight sets.
On the women's side, top seeded Martina Hingis topped Anne Kremer 6-4 and 6-4 in her opening match.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL


Three members of the University of Virginia's football team now face charges in connection with two separate events that happened over the weekend.
Defensive back Marcus Bullett and defensive end William Jackson were arrested Sunday and charged with stealing chairs from one of the university's dining halls.
Also, police say linebacker Andre McNeal verbally threatened an off-duty officer after he was told that he would have to pay a fee so his car wouldn't be towed.
Police say McNeal also resisted being handcuffed.

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Although it is not official yet, Hilliary Scott is the Roanoke College men's basketball team's new assistant coach, replacing Kevin Martin.
Steve Mason has more on how two local products teamed up once again for a smooth transition.
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(( They played together, roomed together and are now making a big step in life together.
Martin turns the Roanoke assistant men's basketball job over to his best friend and four year Maroon teammate, Hilliary Scott. ((:)) ((:)) The former E.C. Glass standout was a two time division three college All-American at Roanoke from 1991 through 1994. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Martin was a standout at Fieldale Collinsville, became a Maroon shooting guard and then coached under Page Moir for 2 years. He leaves coaching with his passion for the game still intact to work for Excell telecommunications in Myrtle beach, SC. ((:)) Scott and Martin are coaching in Page Moir's basketball camp this week. In Salem, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

S-Johnson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=NBA


The Phoenix Suns thought they had seen the last of former all-star guard Kevin Johnson when he announced his retirement plans at the end of last season.
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But this afternoon, KJ says he's had a change of heart and that he plans to be back for his 11th pro season.
The 31 year old guard has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but his career got a big boost late in the past season when he stayed healthy and productive.
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S-NBA


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


In other strange but true stories from the NBA.
The Miami Heat's Tim Hardaway was in New York trying to explain how his Ferrari was clocked going 110 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone.
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And the New Jersey Nets have unveiled a new upscale team logo that replaces one that has been in existance for a decade.
The team also will have new uniforms next season.
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S-Exide


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY


And finally tonight, the popular Fall night race at the Richmond International raceway finally has secured sponsorship for its September 6th night under the lights.
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The Miller Brewing company pulled out after last season, leaving the folks in Richmond searching for sponsorship dollars.
But today the race got a big boost as the Exide Battery Corporation signed on for the next three seasons.
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Exide got into NASCAR in the early 90's sponsoring Geoff Bodine.
The company currently sponsors Jeff Burton's Ford on the Cup circuit and Chuck Bown's ride on the Super Truck series.
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