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On NEWS 7 in just a moment:

The status of workers at G-E.
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And it's not just the scientific lessons these students are learning- -but the ethics of such weighty issues of cloning human beings and assisting suicides.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Yanks new Japanese hurler is set to make his big league debut, the rookie cards of several former Hokies and Cavaliers are making waves in the area.
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and Redskins tailback Terry Allen is free on bond after attempting to elude police in his Ferrari while driving 133 miles an hour.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Cool overnight lows and sunshine are both hallmarks of the coming forecast. Stay tuned for sunny details from the news 7 weather center.

GE-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32 **Tape Rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Less than 24 hours ago General Electric workers across the country voted in a new labor contract--something you would think would mean added job security.
But tonight many hourly G-E workers in Salem don't know where they stand.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is here to tell us why.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave




Henry-Shooting


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


A Henry County couple remains hospitalized, both in critical condition after an apparent domestic shooting.
Officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 204 Willow Court in Martinsville yesterday afternoon.
They found 54 year old Thelma Harris suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and stomach.
50 year old Lloyd Hairston had also been shot in the head.
Authorities found a rifle at the scene.
They returned to the scene today but have not released any additional information.
Both victims were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Foster


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=O.S. Foster


Former Sheriff O-S Foster has died. He was first elected sheriff in Roanoke County in 1967, the same year M- David Hooper became chief of police in the CITY.
Foster died yesterday, barely two weeks after Chief Hooper passed away.
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As an ELECTED officials, this state trooper- turned sheriff was especially eager to see the taxpayers got their money's worth.
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**Keith on ENG**


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O- S Foster was 68.
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Gambling-Hotline


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None

**Note Anchor Tag**
Virginia sends prison inmates to Texas.
Why not its compulsive gamblers?
The new problem gambler hotline is run by a Texas counseling service -- and it's already getting calls.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( This is NOT where you get the winning numbers.
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((THIS IS THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY PROBLEM GAMBLERS HOTLINE))
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It's where you call if you're losing -- and losing it.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: THE PERSON WILL IMMEDIATELY START TO LISTEN. AND THAT'S THE BIG ISSUE. "TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON" IS WHAT THAT PERSON'S GOING TO SAY, AND USUALLY BY THE TIME SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET TO THE POINT OF CALLING A HELP LINE THEY'VE GOT A STORY TO TELL.))
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The Virginia General Assembly simply mandated some kind of hotline.
To Lottery director Penny Kyle that meant a 30- thousand dollar plus phone bills contract with professional counselors at the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling.
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((WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY SUFFERING ANY KIND OF UNMANAGEABILITY AS A RESULT OF COMING IN CONTACT WITH OUR PRODUCTS. AND I THINK THAT'S PRETTY MUCH A NO-BRAINER AS THEY SAY. BUT IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO THE WHOLE LOTTERY PROCESS THAT WE DO THIS AND DO THIS RIGHT.))
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Some of the six Virginians who've made the call say they feel they just can't win: there are only five Gamblers Anonymous programs to which they can be referred... and one in Roanoke is the only one west of Richmond.
sot standup 16:47:27

((THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PUT A ONE YEAR SUNSET CLAUSE ON THE LEGISLATION. SO WHEN THE PHONE BILLS COME IN, LAWMAKERS CAN DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO PULL THE MONEY OUT OF THE PROGRAM...OR LET IT RIDE.))
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Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond))
Talent=Keith
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The Gambling number hotline is 1-888-532-3500. It is manned 24 hours a day--the number again 1-888-532-3500.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six, at what price progress?
High school students debate the ethical issues brought on by the latest advancements in medical science.
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and the families of Danville National Guard members are anxiously watching today's developments in Bosnia--hopeful their loved ones aren't caught up in the latest crossfire.
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Bosnia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


A shootout in Bosnia today left a suspected war criminal dead and three more under arrest.
Meanwhile soldiers' families in Danville say they sensed the situation was heating up.
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Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard does not believe Danville troops were involved in the shootout.
But Bobby Jones says his son delivered mail and supplies to British troops, which were stationed near the incident.
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Jones is hopeful his son will return home as scheduled this fall.
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Radar-Patrol


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


If you're caught speeding in Montgomery County-- just hope it's the new guy who's running radar.
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VO-NAT
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Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" deputy to get people to slow down.
This was the mannequin's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
Marrs says speeding is the biggest complaint he hears but notes his staff can only do so much.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IS MANPOWER, ANYWAY, SO WHEN WE HAVE A VEHICLE, WE CAN TAKE IT OUT AND IT'S SITTING STATIONARY, IT DETERS A LOT AND LEAVES A DEPUTY TO GO ON ABOUT HIS DUTIES. ))
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OUT Q=his duties.
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The "dummy" cost about 300- dollars.
Marrs read about the concept in a magazine-- and says it appears to be working in other states.
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Science-Values


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=None


Cloning.. in- vitro fertilization.. assisted suicide...all have been made possible by advancements in medical science.
But what ethical responsibility should come with this progress?
That's the question some high school students are trying to answer this month in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Ann Fabirkiewicz/RMWC Chemistry Professor; :28
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(( They are future pathologists, veterinarians and biomedical engineers.. and for a few weeks this summer they're also students at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
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Fifteen rising high school juniors and seniors are taking part in a summer program called "Modern Science and Human Values".
They're learning how DNA is extracted and used to clone animals, The teachers here also want them to consider the ethical ramifications.
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((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: MAYBE JUST A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE SCIENCES AND IN TERMS OF ETHICAL ISSUES, THAT EVEN IF THEY DON'T DO THIS AS A CAREER, THEY'RE GOING TO BE VOTERS AND SO THEY NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE OUT THERE.))
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Even as they prepare for careers in the sciences, these teens are also wary of what progress can bring.
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((JENNIFER BRADLEY/STUDENT: IN SOME CASES YES, AND IN OTHER AREAS, NO. I JUST DEPENDS, BECAUSE THOSE TECHNIQUES CAN BE REALLY ABUSED AND PUT TO HARM.))
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((TAMARA WATKINS/STUDENT: I'M TRYING TO BE OPEN- MINDED BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO THINK, SO I'M GOING TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION AND PUT IT TOGETHER A DRAW MY OWN CONCLUSIONS FROM THAT.))
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And that's exactly what the course is designed to help them do.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Stocks


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

The stock market turned higher following yesterday's big sell-off. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow gained 44 points to close at 78 hundred 87.
NASDAQ was UP four points.

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Moon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Judge Norman Moon will likely be the next member of the FEDERAL judiciary in Western Virginia.
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SUPER=@File;


Judge Moon has been CHIEF Judge of the state appeals court since 1993.
He's been on the appellate court since it was created in 1985.
The Sixty-year old judge was a circuit judge in Lynchburg for 11 years before that.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


Senator Robb recommended Moon for the judgeship today... almost certainly assuring him of the post.

shell-building


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


A two- and- a- half- acre welcome mat was laid for new business today in Blacksburg's industrial park.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The groundbreaking was a cooperative effort between Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Montgomery County, to build the largest industrial shell building in Virginia.
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((LARRY LINKOUS/MONTGOMERY CO. INDUSTRIAL DEV. AUTH.: MOST INDUSTRIAL SITES DON'T HAVE THIS KIND OF VIEW. WE'RE PUTTING IN A BUILDING THAT IS FIRST CLASS IT'S GONNA BE A 108 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, THE BIGGEST BUILDING IN VIRGINIA. IT'S GONNA BE A TOP NOTCH FACILITY THAT WHEN A PROSPECT COMES IN THEY WON'T JUST SEE A SQUARE METAL BUILDING. THEY'LL SEE A FIRST CLASS OPERATION. ))
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The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development hopes to have sold the building before it is actually completed.
That would allow the three communities to proceed with their next project-- a similar building in Christiansburg.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Skins' Terry Allen is in trouble with the law, Japan's answer to Nolan Ryan makes his major league debut tonight,
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And Jim Druckenmiller and Tiki Barber have yet to play an NFL game, but their rookie cards are already out in stores.
We'll take a look at some of them tonight in sports.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
SS=redskins


Redskins all-pro running back Terry Allen his a man known for his speed - his foot speed.
But tonight its his foot pedal speed that has him in trouble.
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SUPER=04-Last Season; :00


Allen is free on a $68 hundred dollar bond after being charged with driving under the influence and fleeing police in Georgia.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says the 29 year old running back was clocked at 133 miles in his Ferrari before crashing the car into a tree last weekend.
Redskins officials declined to comment, except to say they're glad Allen wasn't seriously injured.
The team opens training camp late next week.
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S-Yanks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=YANKEES/TIGERS


Major League baseball returns from its all-star break tonight and the
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SUPER=04-MLB; :00


focus will be on Yankee stadium where Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu is set to make his much anticipated major league debut when the Yanks host the Tigers.
Irabu is known as the "Nolan Ryan of Japan." He signed with the Yankees for $13 million dollars for four seasons.
More than 200 media members are expected for the game including a large contingent of Japanese reporters.
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S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S7-9
GRAPHIC=Hillcats vs. Avalanche


Lynchburg and Salem continue their three game series at City Stadium tonight at seven. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats;


through seven innings last night when the Hillcats Aramis Ramirez came through with his 19th homer of the year.
The Hillcats won the game 3-to-1.
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Lynchburg has now taken five straight games from Salem and leads the seasonal series 6 games to 4.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S STATE-AM


Salem's Lee Shirley has advanced to the championship of the Women's State Amateur golf championship at the Cascades course in Hot Springs.
Shirley beat Boodie McGurn 5 and 4 today, and tomorrow she will face fellow semi-finalist Amy Ellertson.
If Shirley can win it will give her back to back state-am crowns.

S-MLS


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=MLS LOGO


A former local star was shining brightly in last night's Major League Soccer all-star game at Giants' stadium.
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SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/ESPN; :00


Fans were hoping for a high scoring game and they were not disappointed as the West struck first, with Dante Washington, the former Radford Highlander who plays for the Dallas Burn, making it 1-to-nothing.
It was 2 to nothing West at halftime before Carlos Valderrama of the Tampa Bay Mutiny took over the game.
He had a goal and two assists in the second half to power the East to a 5-to-4 comeback win.
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Valderrama gets his second straight MVP award, and Bruce Arena, the East's head coach gets the win.
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S-Cards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-
GRAPHIC=Trading cards


In the past 10 years the world of sports card collecting has been to the Pinnacle and the pits.
An over abundance of cards in the early 90's turned off kids as well as serious collectors.
But thanks to some local flavor in this year's NFL's rookie crop, even the most casual collector again has reason to get excited.
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((Only about three companies have their 1997 cards in area shops at this time, but Jim Druckenmiller and Tiki Barber's first pro cards are already creating quite a stir. ((TOM SHELTON/SPORTSLINE - OWNER:)) TC-80644 IN -"2 OR 3... RUNS :12 OC...LAST YEAR
As a first round draft pick Druckenmiller is prized in the wallet size, even outside this part of the state. ((SHELTON:)) TC-80333 IN -"People like... RUNS :11 oc...real good."
If you're looking for Ronde Barber or Tech's Torrian Gray, your best bet is to check the Scoreboard company's 1997 draft pick cards, that can be bought anywhere from a card shop to a K-Mart.
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Shelton is a diehard Tech fan, but he doesn't have a problem selling all these UVA cards from his shop in Daleville.)) ((SHELTON:)) TC-80548 IN- "oH i LIKE... RUNS 05 OC - ...KEEP THEM ALL. Wx-Tape
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
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A movement is underway to turn a historic community near Blacksburg into a town.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
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Keith, some Prices Fork residents are concerned the area is losing its identity to Blacksburg.
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Realtor Jim Noonkester is studying the issue.
He says town status will help Prices Fork preserve its history.
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((JIM NOONKESTER/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER:WE KNOW THAT WE'LL LOSE THAT IF WE DON'T BECOME INCORPORATED, SINCE WE'VE BEEN DOING OUR RESEARCH WE'VE REALIZED, MORE AND MORE, THAT WE WILL FADE AWAY, WE'LL BECOME A PART OF BLACKSBURG AND FADE AWAY AS CAMBRIA BECOME PART OF CHRISTIANSBURG AND FADED AWAY. ))
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A meeting will be held tonight at the Mt. Zion Community Center at 7:30.
We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen (Ad Lib News 7 Prime Time Promo and byes) Talent=Keith