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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

On NEWS 7 at SIX:
A fatal house fire in Roanoke.
An eviction for an elderly widow.
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VO-NAT


And a hot air balloon rally on the Maury River.
We'll take to the skies with a LIVE report from Lexington for that one.
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Sports-head


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


Tonight on News 7 sports, Martina Hingis and Pete Sampras both advance at Wimbledon. Former Friday Football Star Anthony Poindexter is getting a lot of national attention, we'll check out some sharks at the Salem Fair,
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plus, MIke Skinner makes it two for two at the beach as he wins the pole for Saturday Pepsi 400 this afternoon at Daytona.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Hot stuff today, more of the same tomorrow for central Virginia and cooler conditions move in this weekend. That story and the beach forecast just ahead.

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


An elderly man died in a house fire in Roanoke early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The house in the 3-thousand block of Grandin Road started filling with dense smoke about 2:30 this morning.
Three people were inside- -72-year-old William Evans and two men who helped take care of him.
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((PAT TAYLOR/ROANOKE FIRE AND EMS: UPON ARRIVAL THE FIRST ENGINE CREWS DID A RAPID SEARCH FOR THE VICTIM, AND WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE MALE NURSES POINTING OUT THE BEDROOM THE VICTIM WAS IN WE BROUGHT HIM OUT FROM THE BEDROOM WINDOW.))
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OUT Q=bedroom window.
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VO-NAT


Evans died of smoke inhalation.
Police say the fire started in a back room that all three men used, and that all three smoked.
Fire officials say the fire is considered suspicious, but they say there's also a chance it was an accident.
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Mountain-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


Officials have identified the two people killed in a fatal crash on Mill Mountain yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Investigator say 19-year old Evan Brooker of Florida and 20 year old Shannon Vandlinde of Virginia Beach died when the pick up they were riding in slammed into a tree and burst into flames.
SUPER=03-Salem


Both were in town to work for the Salem Fair.
An official with the company that provides the attractions for the fair--says Brooker was a fine worker.
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((GREG DEGGELLER/VICE PRESIDENT DEGGELLER ATTRACTIONS: IT SADDENS EVERYBODY'S SPIRIT WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. LIKE I SAID EVANS BEEN WITH US FOR AWHILE AND WELL LIKE AROUND HERE AND WE'LL ALL MISS HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Deggeller/Deggeller Attractions V.P.;
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OUT Q: all miss him
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The driver of the truck 25-year old Christopher Deweese, survived the crash--and is in critical condition.
Investigators say Deweese was trying to flee from a police officer who recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
Deweese was wanted for parole violations.

Widow-Eviction


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=City Seal


The Roanoke woman who was fighting eviction from her Orange Avenue home, has been ordered to leave.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The brick home has serious problems, including several holes in the roof.
but 70- year- old Lucy Hogan was determined to stay in her residence of more than thirty years.
Today, a Roanoke judge said she will give the Hogans the opportunity to make repairs, but Jackie Talevi said she is concerned about Hogan's safety.
She ordered the woman and her daughter to leave the home next week.
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Luttig


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Abortion


"If the necessary, but awesome power of the federal judiciary is to be respected, it must respect the People and their institutions of government."
Those words today from federal appeals Judge Micheal Luttig.
Luttig was explaining his ruling that cleared the way Monday night for Virginia's long-sought parental notification law to take effect.
Luttig writes in a 37-page opinion that federal Judge James Turk showed a "palpable misunderstanding" of Supreme Court precedent on other law dealing with teen abortions.
Turk blocked the new law for a few hours on Monday, before Luttig struck down his injunction.
Planned Parenthood has appealed Luttig's ruling.

Music-Americans


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July


You'll have to "go some" to get to the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show at Victory Stadium this year.
In an attempt to deal with the perennial parking problems at the event, there will be NO parking allowed this year at the stadium.
You have to walk or take the bus.
While the organizers of the event are promising more music, bigger and better fireworks this year, they're a little unsure how people will react to barriers on Reserve Avenue.
The Street will be closed to traffic at four P-M tomorrow- -except shuttle buses.
Double Boxes=Keith/Jan


Jan Wilkins is at the stadium tonight with some specifics.
The story here, Jan, is: shuttle buses, right?
SUPER=01-Jan Wilkins/"Music for Americans" Organizer
SUPER=05-Roanoke;

((Questions/Points:
Three times as many buses.
Have yet to fill the stadium's 25-thousand seats. This could be a damper. Keep the crowds to a minimum. Streets of South Roanoke filled with spectators who refuse to ride a bus.
Music program- -mixing fireworks and tunes.
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Got the howitzers ready?))

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7, a rabid cow sends three people to hospital for treatment,
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VO-NAT

and from Lexington, we'll see what's up as the first annual Maury River Balloon Festival prepares to take off.
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Balloons


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=SSM
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


There is going to be a lot of hot air in the skies over Lexington this weekend, but its not the weather or even a political event.
It's the first annual Maury River Balloon Rally in Lexington
Double Boxes=Keith/Steve Starlink


Steve Smallshaw is on deck tonight on the parade grounds at V-M-I.
Steve, when are the balloons supposed to lift off?
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Rabid-cow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6:00
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Rabies


Three people were exposed to rabies last week after coming in contact with a rabid cow.
All three are undergoing post-exposure treatment.
The cow is believed to have contracted the virus after being bitten by a wild animal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.


Animals often carry the rabies virus for years before showing any symptoms of the disease.
Dr. Jody Hershey cautions people to stay away from wild or stray animals that may have been exposed to the virus.
Rabies has been on the increase in Virginia for the past six years.
Hershey urges pet owners to follow state law and have their pets vaccinated against the disease.
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IN Q=Rabies can

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: RABIES CAN BE PREVENTED IN DOMESTICATED ANIMALS, SO IF YOU'VE GOT CATS AND DOGS GET THEM VACCINATED, KEEP THEIR VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE. FERRETS NOW CAN ALSO BE VACCINATED. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/ New River Health District Dir.
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=be vaccinated
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VO-NAT


If contact is made with an animal suspected of being rabid, medical treatment should be sought immediately and local animal control should be alerted.
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Goode


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Southside farmers are calling on Congressman Virgil Goode to protect them ... as the tobacco settlement heads for Capitol Hill.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave Tina Tenret is reporting live from

our Danville newsroom.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Keith, farming families here say they are victims of the tobacco settlement.
They say there is nothing in the 68-page agreement to protect the tobacco market or prices.
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SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco; :00
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SUPER=@Goode; :42
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OUT Q=CONSUMERS AND EVERYONE.
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IN Q=Nowhere did it say

((CLARENCE BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: NOWHERE DID IT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TOBACCO GROWERS LIKE MYSELF AND ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TODAY THAT ARE INVOLVED. WE ARE CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AND WHAT I'M HERE TO TELL YOU IS THAT I FEEL LIKE I MIGHT BE AN ECONOMIC VICTIM.))
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OUT Q=victim


A roomful of farmers told Congressman Virgil Goode today they are a key part of the local economy.
Tobacco farmers have been around these parts for 350 years ...
And they say it's just not as easy as growing cucumbers instead.
In the final settlement farmers say they want quotas so their crop levels will not be slashed.
Farmer J-T Davis says if anybody in Washington has a conscience and a heart, they will protect the grower.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN (D): I WANT TO SEE GROWERS IN THIS AREA THAT'S TOBACCO'S VITAL TO THEIR ECONOMY -- THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TOBACCO AS THEY AFFECT SOUTHSIDE -- COVERED IN IT. I WANT IT TO BE FAIR TO CONSUMERS AND EVERYONE.))
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OUT Q=everyone
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Local farmers have published a pamphlet called "The American Tobacco Farmer: the Most Misunderstood Group in America."
They say they've been called bandits and druglords...
but say they're raising tobacco just to pay the bills.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Tina, is there any reason Virginia might have an advantage in these tobacco talks?
Yes, Keith. Richmond area congressman Tom Bliley heads up the House Commerce Committee. That's the group that will oversee much of the tobacco deal on the hill.

Stocks


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


On Wall Street today, the stock market surged to record highs before the holiday. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW rose one hundred points, closing for the week less than five points shy of 79- hundred.
NASDAQ gained 12 points for a record of its own.
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Dolan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Dolan


It may seem a little early to be thinking of hunting season.
But Bill Dolan has a proposal to help preserve the sport in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The democratic candidate for attorney general is offering an amendment to the state constitution-- a Bill of Rights for those who hunt and fish.
Dolan says he just recently renewed his own hunting license.
He says he wants to keep the licensing process free of any future restrictions.
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((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE ARGUMENT IS A STRONGER POSITION RATHER THAN REACTING TO AN ARGUMENT FROM PEOPLE WHO WILL PICK A LITTLE PIECE OF IT AND APPEAR TO BE VERY INNOCUOUS AND APPARENTLY REASONABLE, WHEN IN FACT, THE REAL ULTIMATE PURPOSE IS TO BAN HUNTING AND FISHING. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;
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OUT Q=BAN HUNTING AND FISHING
TALENT=KEITH
SS=HOLD


Dolan is concerned about what he called a nationwide trend to limit hunting and fishing.

Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, Childress racing dominates qualifying today at Daytona, the top seeds advance again at Wimbledon, the Hillcats and Avalanche are set to get it on tonight in Lynchburg,
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and we'll head out to the Salem Fair and show you some big fish with big overbites that are part of a big show.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
SS=daytona


Richard Childress racing put of a show today during qualifying at Daytona for Saturday's Pepsi 400.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/espn2; :00


Of course all eyes were on points leader Jeff Gordon, who went out in the DuPont Chevy and turned a lap at 189 point 358 miles an hour on his second circuit around the track. It was good but not good enough.
Mike Skinner, who won the 500 pole back in February went out and proved it was not a fluke this afternoon by winning the top spot for the Pepsi 400 with a lap at 189.777 to top Gordon and his teammate Dale Earnhardt.
Now let's check out the entire top 25 qualifiers for Saturday morning's race. wipe to chyron

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Mast//10. Lake Speed//;
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Stricklin//20. Brett Bodine//;
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S-Tennis


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


Martina Hingis has advanced to her third straight Grand Slam final.
Today at Wimbledon she did so by winning the battle of 16 year olds.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO & NBC;:00


Former President Bush and his wife Barbara were courtside today as the Swiss miss, beat fellow teenager Anna Kournikova in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2 to reach her first Wimbledon final.
She will play Jana Novotna for the title on Saturday. Jana beat Vicario in straight sets.
On the men's side, Pete Sampras won the marquee match of the day beating Boris Becker in four sets 6-1, 6-7, 6-1 and 6-4.
Sampras plays Todd Woodbridge in the semi-finals.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold wimbledon


Cedric Pioline and Michael Stich make up the other semi-final.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Avalanche/Hillcats


The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats battled at Memorial Stadium and when it was over the Hillcats left Salem with an 8 to 7 win in 11 innings.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


The match up switches to the Hill city tonight for game one of a two game set at City Stadium.
Even though they're in different divisions the rivalry between the two teams is always a hot one.
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((BOBBY BEVEL/AVALANCHE PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bevel/Avalanche Pitcher; :
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Because of the travel, The Players call the Lynchburg series the Commuter game.
It's an hour both ways for the Avalanche and that makes winning even more important for the team.
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((DAVID FEUERSTEIN/AVALANCHE OUTFIELDER: ))
SUPER=01-David Feuerstein/Avalanche Outfielder; :
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OUT Q= .......TO DO IT."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO


Game time tonight in the Hill city is 7 o'clock.

S-Shark


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=Salem Fair


The world famous Salem Fair opened today with among other things a bunch of real live sharks.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


"The World of Shark Show" is expected to be one of the major attractions at Fair this year.
Marco and Philip Peters started the show a couple of years ago after they retired as dare-devils from the Ringling Brothers Circus.
And Philip is one of the men who actually dives with the sharks during the show.
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IN Q="You see em...

((PHILIP PETERS/WORLD SHARK SHOW: ))
SUPER=01-Philip Peters/World Shark Show; :
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OUT Q=..........people like."
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


And animal lovers need not work. The sharks are kept in a 45 foot trailer with a filtration system.
And every six months they are released in the Florida Keys.
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((PETERS: ))
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