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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

On NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment,
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VO-NAT

we'll measure the impact of the tobacco settlement on Virginia tobacco FARMERS... it's the popular political issue of the moment.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And Belk's southside headquarters are heading to the state capital. Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 Sports, Orioles & Braves highlights from this afternoon, Steve Mason talks with a versatile Salem graduate who rides high in the saddle in a number of ways.
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Plus, Tim Duncan is set to be the number one pick in tonight's NBA draft.
George Lynch will tell us abut the Grizzlies needs in a few moments.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Isolated rain showers produced sauna-like conditions for some folks tonight. Storms will light up the skies again tomorrow.

Franklin-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


Authorities say it was a Roanoke County man who died in a car fire near the Blue Ridge parkway this week.
Today, they said they believe his death was an accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


An autopsy has confirmed that 37- year- old Michael W. Dekker was overcome by smoke.
The burned Camaro was discovered near the parkway Monday night, just north of Smart View Park.
The fire apparently generated intense heat, and that made the investigation more difficult.
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SOT 11:31:13
IN Q=The car was completely

((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFFS DEPT.: THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY BURNED UP INCLUDING THE STATE LICENSE PLATES AND THE NORMAL VIN NUMBER THAT YOU NEED WAS COMPLETELY BURNED OFF TOO AND MELTED DOWN.))
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OUT Q=and melted down.
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Investigators say they may never know exactly what started the blaze, but they do NOT believe the fire was the result of foul play.
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Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The tobacco talks pick back up tomorrow, with Virginia still twisting in the wind over their outcome.
It wasn't until the smoke cleared from Friday's big announcement that Virginia farmers realized they'd been pitchforked by their own allies.
Ellen Qualls has an update.
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SUPER=@Beyer; 1:06
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Philip Morris is protecting the interests of the eight thousand Virginians who work for it.
But the more than eight thousand Virginia farmers who grow the leaf-- who's looking out for them?
sot 14:14:24

((CARLTON COURTER/VA. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: I THINK THERE ARE GONNA BE ANY NUMBER OF ADVOCATES TO HELP THE GROWERS LAND SOFTLY, IF YOU WILL.))
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Hindsight is 20/20.
Those who've been in on the secret negotiations say an aid package for farmers was floated -- but struck down by the cigarette makers themselves.
sot 14:12:55

((THEY LOVE THE TOBACCO COMPANIES I GUESS WHEN THEY'RE BUYING. THEY'RE CONCERNED THOUGH HOW MUCH THAT THEY'RE WED TO U.S. PRODUCTION. THE OLDER ONES WOULD PROBABLY BE A LITTLE MORE PRAGMATIC AND RESPECT THE DECISIONS THAT THE COMPANY HAS TO MAKE. BUT IT'S THE MIDDLE-AGED GROWER OR THE YOUNGER GROWER THAT FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BEING LEFT BEHIND BY THEIR MARKET. THEIR BUYER.))
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One threatening aspect for American farmers: if the nicotine content of cigarettes is mandated down... the high nicotine content American leaf will be less popular.
Former attorney general Jim Gilmore said his office monitored the talks.. but did NOT negotiate.
That drew fire and a proposal from his political opponent.
sot 10:04:30

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE STATES WILL GET EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT. VIRGINIA NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR ITS SHARE. AND WHEN WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE, I THINK WE NEED TO COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT BULK OF THAT TO THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS OF THE STATE: SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. TO HELP THE GROWERS TRANSITION, AND TO HELP AN ECONOMY THAT IS VERY MUCH IN TRANSITION RIGHT NOW.))
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Who will save the farmers' assets is a hot political question now in the Old Dominion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Beyer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said rapists and molesters can be held beyond their prison sentence if they're shown to still be a danger.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


After a flurry of calls by Virginia lawmakers on the subject, Don Beyer was the first out of the gate today with a proposal of his own.
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SOT 09:40:50
IN Q=In Kansas,

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IN KANSAS, THEY USED AN INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT PROCEDURE TO CONTINUE CONFINING AN ADMITTED PEDOPHILE, A CHILD MOLESTER. SOMEONE WHO SAID THE ONLY HE WAY HE COULD KEEP FROM ABUSING CHILDREN IS IF HE WERE TO DIE. WELL, WE NEED THAT KIND OF PROTECTION FROM CAREER PEDOPHILES HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
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RUNS=:21
OUT Q=here in Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Beyer's "sexual predator act" is based on Kansas molester Leroy Hendricks.
SUPER=@file;


Beyer is also pushing for two to three million more dollars for the state's highly regarded DNA lab.
That money would be used to enter a backlog of 130- thousand inmates' DNA samples into the state database.
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Hot-Weather


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Summer Heat


Around southwest and central Virginia this afternoon temperatures soared to 90-degrees, even higher in some places.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For those who have to work outside, days like this can pose a health threat.
Doctors say in these conditions workers should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
Kids are especially at risk. Try to dress them in light- colored clothing.
Cramps and fatigue are the first signs of heat exhaustion.
Experts say the key to keeping your cool is common sense.
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((DR.MICHAEL RORRER/ROANOKE MEMORIAL EMS: GET OUT OF THE SUN..DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS..PLAN THEIR ACTIVITIES AROUND THE TIMES OF DAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS COOLEST..IN THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS ))
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More advice from the experts: remember to give pets plenty of water... and never leave them in the car.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Ever feel like you're doing the work of two people? Still to come on News 7 at Six, a local prosecutor has proof he is doing just that.
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Also, she's had dozens of cats and dogs taken away from her because of neglect- -now authorities want to know whether a Franklin County woman is adopting pets again.
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Green


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


The Franklin County woman found guilty of animal neglect for keeping more than 100 dogs and cats at her home may be in trouble with the law again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


After viewing a video tape, the Commonwealth's Attorney believes Green is in contempt of court for violating a judge's order prohibiting her from having any pets.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMM. ATTORNEY: I HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS FOR SOME TIME NOW CONCERNING THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES AND AT THIS PARTICULAR JUNCTURE I RECEIVED WHAT APPEARED TO ME TO BE GOOD HARD EVIDENCE OF IT, AND I THOUGHT IT OUGHT TO BE BACK IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE.))
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The Commonwealth's Attorney believes Green has been keeping six cats.
Green's attorney says after all the facts come out it will be clear to everyone that she has not violated the judge's order.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Valery Green


If found guilty of contempt, Green could face a maximum jail sentence of 18 months.
In April she was brought into court on a similar charge and found NOT guilty.

Missing-Plane


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


For the better part of the last three days David Turner's friends and family wondered whether the Roanoke pilot was dead or alive. They didn't know WHERE he was.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday


The Civil Air Patrol launched a multi-state search for the single- engine aircraft. It had been last seen on radar 30 miles out from the Roanoke Regional Airport Sunday morning.
On the way to Florida, Turner apparently changed his mind about his destination of Clearwater.
He turned up in Saint Augustine around 7:30 last night, indicating he was UN-aware anybody was looking for him.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Turner's wife had reported him missing MONDAY night. Sometime yesterday she got word he'd stopped in Myrtle Beach.
She now chalks it all up to "miscommunication- -THREE DAYS of it."

Belk


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


A major department store plans to uproot about 100 jobs from Southside Virginia as it moves its headquarters to Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Come September, Belk of Virginia will no longer have offices in South Boston and Danville.
That means about 100 employees will either relocate or lose their jobs.
South Boston leaders say it will be a tough loss, and not just to the local economy.
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SOT 2:34:27
IN Q=Their employees

((NANCY POOL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE JUST SO INVOLVED IN OUR ORGANIZATION IN SO MANY DIFFERENT COMMITTEES, BUT NOT ONLY FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IN CHURCHES, IN MANY OF THE CIVIC AND SOCIAL CLUBS HERE IN THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS. SO IT WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Pool/Chamber of Commerce President;
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OUT Q=on our community
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VO-NAT


The headquarters relocation to Richmond is not expected to affect Belk stores in southwest Virginia.
Belk officials cite Richmond's airport, interstate, and the proximity to four Belk stores as reasons for the move.
The South Boston building is owned by Halifax Regional Hospital.
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Stocks


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

The stock market finished lower in an up and down session. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow dropped 68 points to close at 76 hundred 90.
NASDAQ lost six points. LOCAL STOCKS

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SOAs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginians have one night in July -- the 14th -- to speak their mind on the most recent radical overhaul of the standards for accrediting state schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But today in Richmond, lawmakers on the joint education committees spoke their minds to the President and Vice-President of the State Board of Education.
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SOT 11:07:49
IN Q=

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: YOU ALL HAVE FAILED. I'M GONNA GIVE YOU ALL A BIG F WHEN IT COMES TO VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT. YOU HAVE EITHER PURPOSEFULLY OR MISGUIDEDLY, YOU ALL HAVE MADE A SERIOUS MISTAKE.))12
SOT 11:08:09

((THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT REALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS PROCESS EXCEPT FOR A PUBLIC MEETING HERE A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU TAKE FINAL ACTION.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania;
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OUT Q=final action.
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VO-NAT


The Standards of Accreditation pushed by the board include local options for sex ed and elementary guidance counselors.
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SOT 11:26:53
IN Q=It needs

((IT NEEDS TO BE NOTED NOW THAT THE BOARD'S POSITION IS ONE OF NEUTRALITY. WE'RE NOT GONNA PRESCRIBE IT. AND WE'RE NOT GONNA PROSCRIBE IT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=proscribe it.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


The only public hearing on the S-O-As in this end of the state will be at Cave Spring High School on July 14th.

Goad


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Over the past five years-- Carroll County's prosecutor has watched his case load nearly double.
His is now officially one of the most overworked offices in the state.
But Teresa Hamilton reports the predicament hasn't gone unnoticed.
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SUPER=01-Carolyn Phillips/Carroll Co. Assistant Prosecutor; :48 QUICK!!!
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8:21:15
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IN Q=It's definitely

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR:IT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE OFFICE IT USED TO BE. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=to be.


Since '92, Greg Goad has handled 10- murder cases-- including that of Steven "Bones" Cole.
The Hillsville man eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's son.
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19:09:20
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IN Q=I enjoy

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: I ENJOY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE IN COURT AND MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMES, WHO ARE GUILTY, ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=are held accountable.


When Goad took office in '92-- it was on a part time basis.
Three years later-- he was promoted to full time but Goad was still stretched thin.
State officials aren't blind to the situation.
This spring-- the comp board found that Goad was handling a workload that would normally be done by a staff of two full time and one part time prosecutor.
Earlier this month-- a full time Assistant was finally hired.
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8:32:32
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IN Q=Everyone

((CAROLYN PHILLIPS/CARROLL CO. ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: EVERYONE SEEMS REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE ME ON BOARD AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE. ))
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OUT Q=to be here.

TAKE SU (( Goad believes a number of factors have contributed to the area's increase in crime-- including the close proximity of interstate 77 and growth in industry.)) END SU
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Both factors have brought new faces into the community.
But Goad isn't focusing on why-- he's still relishing the thought of someone sharing his work- load.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Orioles and Braves are explosive this afternoon, the NBA draft is set for tonight in Charlotte,
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and Steve Mason introduces us to Salem high school graduate who is making a name for himself with sticks and horses.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=Orioles


The Baltimore Orioles won their 50th game of the season this afternoon as MIke Mussina pitched a three hitter and struck out 12.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Orioles vs. Brewers; :00


The Orioles bats were also rather lively today, especially the one owned by Jeffrey Hammonds.
He hit a pair of two run homers to support Mussina's effort.
SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Milwaukee/1;


Mussina is now 9-and-2, while the Orioles are 50 and 23 on the season.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Atlanta Braves lost the first two games of their three games set with the Mets in New York, but they came back today with a 14-to-7 win.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Braves vs. Mets; :00


Chipper Jones who was supposed to miss the entire series with his banged up left knee took the Mets to woodshed.
Chipper had three hits, scored four runs and collected 5 rbis.
SUPER=35-Atlanta/14/New York/7;


He hit two homers including a grand slam as the Braves doubled up New York 14-to-7.
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S-Draft


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
SS=NBA DRAFT


The NBA's annual night for turning teenagers into millionaires is set for tonight in Charlotte at the coliseum.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;:00


The annual NBA draft takes place tonight with two rounds of picking.
The ironically, the hometown Hornets don't have a pick in either round tonight.
SUPER=03-Vancouver, Canada/Last Season;


One team that need's lots of help is Vancouver. George Lynch's Grizzlies were the worst team in the league last season, and are in need of some guard help.
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((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
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OUT Q=...CHAUNCEY BILLUPS.
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=04-NCAA;:00


Billups is a six foot three inch guard from Colorado and the man most consider the top guard in the draft.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD DRAFT


Ace Custis, Odell Hodge, Peter Aluma and Harold Deane are the only state payers with a real shot of getting picked.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


More trouble with the rain today at Wimbledon as only two matches were able to be completed - both ont he women's side.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00


Second seeded Monica Seles had an easy time of it with Rachel McQuillan.
Seles beats the Australian 6-love and 6-2.
In the other completed match, third seed Jana Novotna struggled to beat Germany's Wiltrud Probst 6-4, 4-6 and 6-love.
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S-Horse


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley Horse Show


Salem high school graduate John Humphries is headed to VMI this fall as a top Keydet lacrosse recruit.
But Steve Mason says; this teenager sometimes prefers horsing around over playing lax.
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S-Soccer


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


The Roanoke Wrath soccer camps kicked off this week all over the valley.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Rivers Edge serves as one of seven sites for the camps from Botetourt Count to Bedford.
Kids get a chance to learn from the Wrath players; some of the state's premier soccer stars.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Promo


A new law goes into effect in Virginia next week.
It changes the way police will respond to domestic violence cases.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Tonight at a "town meeting" in Wytheville, Virginia's Commission of Family Violence Prevention will listen to input from local law enforcement agencies.
Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more on that story.
Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, local police departments are expecting an increased workload as they deal with more domestic abuse cases.
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VO-NAT


In recent months there have been several incidents where domestic violence has taken a deadly turn.
The new law calls for mandatory arrests in any police response to an assault on a family member.
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Talent=Jean


We'll have that story, along with the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith? (Keith ad lib News 7 Prime Time and byes) Talent=Keith