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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

The news is coming up on W-D-B-J - 7, with the official start of the Smart Road.
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VO-NAT


And another dramatic outburst on the part of killer Michael Knowles.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Express re-signs Tim Christian, Mother nature may win tonight's all-star game in Cleveland, we're closing in on the opening of the Commonwealth Games,
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and the book is closing on Ernie Irvan's run at Robert Yates racing.
The two will part company effective at the end of this season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


The forecast includes a chance of storms tomorrow afternoon, bringing us some much needed moisture. Stay tuned for complete weather details.

Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident

**Note Anchor Tag**
A speeding car crashed in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood this morning, killing the driver.
Eric Earnhart reports residents have been trying to slow down traffic on the road for some time.
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(( The car itself tells much of the story... bent into a horsehoe shape from the impact.
Debris from the crash spread across the entire block.

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(( R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; IT APPEARS THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EASTBOUND ON MOORMAN ROAD HERE AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH RATE OF SPEED, IT SIDESWIPED THAT FIRST POLE WHICH SENT IT INTO A BROADSIDE, AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IMPACTED THE SECOND POLE))
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The car hit the second utility pole with such force, the bottom section, buried six feet deep, was ripped out of the ground.

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((RICHARD PRICE/WITNESS; WHEN IT HIT THAT POLE IT WAS WEAVING OVER HERE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO HIT THAT FENCE, AND THAT PIECE THERE JUST MISSED MY PICKUP, IT WENT UP IN THE AIR ABOUT 10 OR 12 FEET.))
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The driver, 29 year old Ronald William Smith of Northwest Roanoke, was driving on a suspended license, and was not wearing a seatbelt.
Neighbors say they've seen the car speeding down the road several times over the past few weeks...
One woman said she yelled at him to slow down.
Standup10:15:24 AMAZINGLY IN A NEIGHBORHOOD FILLED WITH CHILDREN, NO ONE WAS IN THE STREET WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. :05

But it was still a close call, a nearby park was filled with children who saw the wreck happen... The car's spare tire flew out of the trunk and landed just a few feet away from them.
Neighbors say something should be done to slow down the traffic...

SOT 9:54:50
IN Q=everybody flies

((KEITH DURHAM/NEIGHBOR; EVERYBODY FLIES UP AND DOWN THIS STREET ANYWAY, IT'S LIKE NO HOLDS BARRED THROUGH HERE, NOBODY PAYS ATTENTION, WE CONSTANTLY TELL THE POLICE ABOUT IT AND LIKE SAID THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH OF THEM TO COVER THIS PARTICULAR AREA AND EVERY OTHER AREA.))
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Residents say they need more patrols in the neighborhood.
Police say they already run radar on Moorman Avenue on a regular basis.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Fatal Accident


The victim's sister, Jo Anne Smith, tells News Seven the residents of Moorman road are mistaken.
She says this was the first time Ronald Smith had driven the car.

Knowles


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


Convicted murderer Michael Knowles will serve a LIFE sentence for killing his wife.
At the hearing today in Christiansburg, Knowles pulled another stunt in the courtroom.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton was in court when Knowles tried to stab himself in the neck with a pencil.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith, this is Knowles' second attempt at injuring himself, which has some people wondering how he managed to smuggle a sharpened pencil into court.
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SUPER=01-Charles Angle/Knowles' Uncle; :33
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :49
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((
Court began peacefully this morning with Knowles testifying from the witness stand-- but the tone soon changed when Knowles' attorney asked a simple question.
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9:50:54
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IN Q=DO YOU

((DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO TELL THE JUDGE? MICHAEL KNOWLES/CONVICTED MURDERER:ALRIGHT, LISTEN, THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT, THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT. ))
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After a brief recess-- Knowles returned to the courtroom where he was sentenced.
Knowles' uncle appeared angry over the entire situation.
During his jury trial, a month ago, Knowles' tried to cut his throat with part of a disposal razor.
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23:07:51
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IN Q=I think

((CHARLES ANGLE/KNOWLES' UNCLE:I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE SENT HIM TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION AT LEAST TO FIND OUT IF HE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE CONTROLLED, BUT I BLAME THE POLICE FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COURTROOM. ))
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Sheriff Doug Marrs says his office wasn't at fault.
He says Knowles WAS searched.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:THEY'RE MADE TO SPIT IN A CAN, THEY HAVE TO RINSE WATER IN THEIR MOUTH, SPIT IT IN A CUP BEFORE THE DEPUTY, WE STRIP SEARCH THEM, BRING THEM TO A HOLDING CELL, WE TURN AROUND AND SEARCH THEM AGAIN. ))
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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Knowles' attorney Max Jenkins is also wondering where the pencil came from. He says he didn't see one on his desk.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave
(Keith question: Has security been tightened because of either of these

incidents?)

Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


For some today represented a time to celebrate--for others it was a time to mourn.
But any way you look at it, one thing is clear.
The Smart Road is moving ahead.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff joins us from Blacksburg, where the official groundbreaking for the controversial project took place today.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest home is a popular attraction. It's also attracting ARCHITECTS of the future. That story is still to come on News 7 at Six--
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and if you're speeding Virginia State Police will soon be on your trail even quicker, thanks to some hi- tech help.
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Computer-Dispatch


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=None


Seconds can mean the difference between life and death, jail and escape, and a speeding ticket or a warning.
But Virginia's state troopers finally have a few more of those seconds.
Ellen Qualls reports on some long overdue computers.
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There's just NO way to automate much of what Virginia State troopers do everyday.
But as the rest of the world speeds into the computer age, Virginia's troopers have been held back.
NAT SOT TROOPER TAPE 12:34:58

((YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 100 AND 65 MILES PER HOUR?))
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No more.
Last month, the first computer-aided dispatch center went online in the first division near Richmond.
And mounds of paperwork went away with the touch of a key.
NAT sot 11:31:44

((YEAH IT'S STATE POLICE... TRUCK FIRE.))
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Tracking the high speed chase may in fact be the best use of the new computer.
SOT 11:45:40
IN Q=Before, you

((JULIE BLANTON/STATE POLICE DISPATCHER: BEFORE, YOU WOULDN'T, THE DISPATCHER'S TRYING TO WRITE THIS AND TRYING TO FLIP THE CARD BACK AND FORTH AND KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES, AND A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE WASN'T GETTING KEPT TRACK OF.))
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((MAJ. JEAN HENRIES/VA. STATE POLICE: THE DOWNSIDE IS WE DON'T NEED LESS PEOPLE IN THE RADIO ROOM... MORE TIME ON THE ROAD TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.))
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SOT 11:16:06

((MAJ. JEAN HENRIES: THIS IS THE PLATFORM FOR FUTURE GROWTH...MOBILE COMPUTER TERMINALS IN OUR TROOPERS CARS, THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME IN PLACE NEXT YEAR.))
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All seven divisions will be computerized by January.
Computers start going into the troopers' cars later next year.
Ellen Qualls, NEWS 7, Hanover County.

Swearing-in


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


Virginia has a new justice of the State Supreme Court. She's from far southwest Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Jonesville


Cynthia Kinser was administered the oath this morning.
She's a former Lee County Commonwealth's Attorney- -and most recently served as the federal magistrate in Abingdon.
Kinser and George Allen were classmates in law school at U-V-a.
She is a native of Pennington Gap... replacing Roscoe Stephenson on the Supreme Court bench.
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Howell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Henry Howell


A fiery stump speaker, a liberal Democrat, and a man who changed the face of Virginia politics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


That's how Henry Howell is being remembered a day after his death at home in Norfolk.
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IN Q=I want to expand

((HENRY HOWELL: I WANT TO EXPAND THE RIGHT WING AND THE LEFT WING AND I WANT TO SEE THIS EAGLE, THE VICTORY PARTY FOR VIRGINIA, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, FLY HIGH IN THE SKY, AND I ASK YOU. LET'S DO IT. ))
SUPER=07-Henry Howell;
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OUT Q=let's do it.
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Howell served as lieutenant governor from 1971 to '74 and made three unsuccessful bids for governor.
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((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR: HE WAS THE BRIDGE. AT LEAST IN TERMS OF ENDING THE OLD SEGREGATIONIST, THE ANTI-BLACK, THE ANTI-JEW, THE ANTI-WOMAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT RULED VIRGINIA AND THE SOUTH FOR YEARS. FOR 50 YEARS WITH AN IRON GRIP. AND HE WAS SORT OF THE LEAD DOG ON THE SLED. HE WAS THE GUY OUT FRONT, TOOK ALL THE HITS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Va. Democratic Party Chair;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=all the hits.
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Howell fought what he called the "big boys" of industry, and gave a voice to women and minorities in his party.
He died at age 76.
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Southmont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Housing


A new housing development is now under construction in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Site preparation began this Spring for 24 single- family homes plus 36 condominium units just off 220 south of 419.
Springwood Associates is looking for a commercial tenant or buyer to assume the three- acre road frontage site.
But "Southmont" will be primarily a residential community, says Springwood's Doug Freeman.
Excavation, road work and utilities are just now begining, so the first homes won't be available for a while.
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Stocks


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

Stocks rose sharply to new records today, rebounding from a modest drop yesterday. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The Dow jumped 104 points to finish at 79 hundred 62.
NASDAQ gained 14 points, for its fourth consecutive record close.
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Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=None


They are students who are more used to seeing the Taj Mahal or Windsor Castle, but they've been equally impressed by the buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson here in Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Twenty- two architecture students from around the world are taking part in the Prince of Wales Architectural Summer School.
They're spending six weeks in the U.S., studying historic restoration techniques.
That includes lengthy visits to the University of Virginia and Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate in Bedford County.
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((DEEBENDRA PRASHAD/NEW DELHI ARCHITECT: YOU'RE NOT REALLY VISITING A PLACE AND YOU'RE NOT REALLY LOOKING AT AS A TOURIST, WHICH YOU TEND TO DO WHEN YOU'RE JUST COMING THERE ONCE. WHAT WE DOING, WE ARE LIVING OVER THERE, SO EVERY MORNING WHEN I COME OUT I SEE THE PLACE IN A NEW LIGHT, I SEE DIFFERENT ASPECT, I NOTICE DIFFERENT DETAILS, SO IT'S QUITE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE.)) ((LOUISE WALKER/GREAT BRITAIN: IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND WORK ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND TO HAVE THE QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND BE ABLE TO USE TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES ON A PROJECT LIKE THIS AND A GREAT SETTING AND BUILDING.))
SUPER=01-Deebendra Prashad/New Delhi Architect; :00
SUPER=01-Louise Walker/Great Britain; :16
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The summer school will also spend time studying architecture in Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, California.
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Sports Tease


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


Ernie Irvan will leave Yates racing at the end of this season, the Express re-signs a key member off last year's team.
Weather could be the big winner at tonight's all-star game,
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and the Commonwealth Games big weekend is now justa week away.
I'll have an update on the status games right after this break.
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S-Irvan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=ERNIE IRVAN


No matter how hard Ernie irvan denied that he and Robert Yates racing were on the verge of a split the rumors to contrary grew stronger.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; 00


This afternoon the rumors became reality as team owner Robert Yates announced that Irvan will not be back as the driver of Havoline Thunderbird next season.
Irvan has struggled a good part of this year and is just 16th in the points race.
Reports of his dismissal from the team surfaced this past April after Irvan and his wife Kim got into scuffle with another woman outside a Charlotte night spot.
Ernie, who is now 38, says he will announce his plans for 1998 in the next month or so.
Irvan has three wins since his near fatal crash at Michigan.
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S-Express


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


Express general manager Pierre Paiement and head coach Frank Anzalone announced today that Tim Christian will be back in a Roanoke uniform this upcoming season.
Steve Mason has more.
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((Christian played right wing for the Express this past season; scoring 25 goals while registering 28 assists for a total of 53 points. ((:))
He's fully recovered from a shoulder injury that sidelined him this past season and is ready to take on a veteran role on a team that has already lost Jeff Jablonski, Ilja Dubkov, and Michael Smith. ((:)) ((:))
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S-Stars


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


Rain is threatening to disrupt tonight's Major League all-star game in Cleveland.
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the eight o'clock mid-summer classic at Jacob's Field.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Last Night - ESPN; :00


Last night the Rockies Larry Walker hit 19 homers in three rounds of the homerun derby contest but finished second to Tino Martinez.
Tonight he has to face Randy Johnson, but once the season resumes he'll continue chasing a 400 batting average.
Right now he's at 398.
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((LARRY WALKER/NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR:))
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S-Games


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth games


A few of the sporting venues have already started for the Commonwealth games; although the opening ceremonies aren't until July 18th at Victory Stadium. the Tanglewood Holiday Inn served as the site for the final games news conference this morning.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Swimming competition is one venue that has already started. Well over 10 thousand athletes are expected to compete in this summer's games and there is a good chance the list of participants could grow in the ten days before the official start.
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S-AAU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=AAU


On to basketball. The Dell Curry Stars, the area's 15 and under boy's team beat Mississippi 59-36 today and has won it's pool. The Stars are 3 and OH in the national tournament in Kingsport, Tennessee. The team advances to the winners bracket tomorrow. The Stars are one of 44 teams remaining out of the 89 squads that started the event. Wx-Tape
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell you about a campaign to introduce a new license plate in Virginia--it's designed to raise awareness about the problem of pet overpopulation.
That story and more tonight at 11. Take Fullscreen News 7 Prime Time Board
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