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ANCHOR=Keith

These are the headlines for NEWS 7 at SIX:
Talks continue at Yokohama Tire.
The countdown continues with a wedding on the way to the death house.
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VO-NAT


And we'll meet the rent-a- bee man... he makes pretty good living in the pollination business.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, our Carolina Panthers' training camp reports are set to begin, the US olympic gymnastics team is ready for a reunion tour, Indy car qualifying at Charlotte tonight has been rained out.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Phil Jackson officially signs on to coach the Chicago Bulls for one more season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


It took almost a week, but the tropical system named Danny is finally on the move. That means more rain for us this evening.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


In just six hours the three year labor contract will expire at one of this area's largest employers.
And as of now, it doesn't appear negotiators for Yokohama Tire and the United Steelworkers union have a deal in hand.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff has been monitoring the progress of the last minute negotiations--how's it looking Len?
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(Keith question: What could be the impact of a possible strike?)



Pickup-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A fatal crash that killed a seven year-old girl in May- -has left her mother facing three counts of felony child abuse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


Samantha Rentch was thrown from the back of a pickup truck when it collided with another vehicle.
Her mother, Treca (Teresa) Rentch was a passenger in the truck.
The driver, Christopher Fisher, is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Fatal Accident


Governor Allen has twice vetoed legislation requiring safety restraints for children riding in the back of pickup trucks.
But the fatal crash has renewed calls for such a law.

O'Dell


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


Joseph O'Dell's international campaign for his life may end in just over three hours.
But with pleas for mercy from the Pope -- and now Mother Teresa -- O'Dell is NOT going quietly.
Ellen Qualls has the latest.
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SUPER=01-Giorgio Morelli/Italian Newspaper Reporter; :58
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Meet the blushing bride.
At one p-m today, law student and longtime public advocate Lori Urs gave up 140- thousand dollars a year in alimony to marry Joseph O'Dell.
O'Dell's spiritual advisor, Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean, was a witness in the death house at Greensville.
Meanwhile, Danville City Farm lieutenant Kevin Lutz holds a news conference to tell about a 1989 encounter with a since-executed death row inmate he was guarding.
Lutz says David Mark Pruett confessed to him to O'Dell's crimes.
sot 15:38:19

((KEVIN LUTZ/FORMER CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: THERE'S NO WAY I CAN PUT FORTH THE LOOK IN THAT MAN'S EYES. I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH. BUT THERE'S SOMETHING IN THAT MAN'S EXPRESSION OR HIS EYES THAT MADE ME THOUGHT HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH.))
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The state says forensics evidence makes O'Dell the only likely suspect.
The Governor -- seen yesterday-- stayed out of the public eye... but his office topped the 10- thousand mark in messages about O'Dell.
An Italian journalist tries to explain.
sot 06:51:24

((GIORGIO MORELLI/ITALIAN NEWSPAPER WRITER: SO SINCE THE POPE INTERVENED, THE POPE IN 50 YEARS, HE ASK FOR CLEMENCY ONLY FOR THREE DEATH ROW INMATES. LAST DECEMBER, O'DELL WAS THE THIRD ONE. SO SINCE THE POPE INTERVENED, OKAY, MILLIONS OF ITALIAN PEOPLE WERE SO INTERESTED. SO WE START WRITING ABOUT THIS GUY.))
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So despite all the hoopla, Governor Allen says tonight he will NOT intervene.
The Governor lists 11 separate pieces of evidence on which he based his refusal of clemency.
And he writes "Some will say the action the Commonwealth of Virginia takes tonight is about vengeance. They are wrong. It is about justice and accountability."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The political poker game continues in the battle for Virginia's Governor's office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Today in Martinsville, Don Beyer raised the stakes with an economic development plan for Southside Virginia that includes tax breaks for small business, development grants, and sports promotion.
He also said the state should be able to handle the cost, even with his proposed 250- dollar per family tax credit.
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SOT 09:37:58
IN Q=I mean I'm willing

((DON BEYER/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I MEAN I'M WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT THE STATE WILL JUST HAVE 200 MILLION LESS TO SPEND. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WITH FIVE TO FIVE AND A HALF PERCENT GROWTH, WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP OUR COMMITMENTS TO EDUCATION, TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At the Roanoke Kiwanis Club this afternoon, Jim Gilmore continued pushing his plan to completely eliminate the personal property tax, also paid for with surplus revenue.
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IN Q=I wouldn't look

((JIM GILMORE/(R)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I WOULD LOOK AT IT THIS WAY AND THAT IS THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ARE THE ONES WHO PAY THE TAXES, THEY'RE THE ONES WHO PUT THE REVENUE IN BY THE WAY OF TAXATION. AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO SEE A GROWTH OF REVENUE THAT AT THIS POINT IS EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONS, WE'RE PILING UP GREAT BIG SURPLUSES.))
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VO-NAT


While both candidates cite education as their top priority, their plans continue to clash. Beyer wants to bring teacher's salaries up to the national average.
Gilmore would keep salaries the same, and hire four thousand new teachers.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


There's a "honey" of a story behind Turbeville's annual Cantaloupe Festival--it's coming up on News 7 at Six.
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Also they're preparing for life and death situations--we'll take you inside SWAT training.
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Knowles


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


A federal judge has thrown out Michael Knowles' defamation claim against Ann Landers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape


Knowles was convicted last month of killing his wife... but not before he wrote a letter to the nationally- published advice columnist.
In the letter last February he clearly stated that he took Angie's Knowles life.
Then he sued for slander and defamation when Landers published the letter, and said it was a "cop out" for knowles to blame Angie for leaving him for a man she supposedly met on the Internet.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Michael Knowles


Judge James Turk points out Knowles never denied killing his wife.

SWAT-Team


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=None


All this week, 30 police officers from across central Virginia are learning the fine art of conducting drug raids.
Steve Smallshaw takes us inside a SWAT team training exercise in Altavista.
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((POLICE, GET DOWN, GET ON YOUR KNEES! GET ON YOUR KNEES!))
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What looks like a scene from the TV show "Cops" is actually a very real exercise in advanced tactical training.
The instructors are from the Army's military police school at Fort McLellan in Alabama.
They travel all over the country, training officers in big cities and small, because criminals know no boundaries.
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((TOMMY NEAL/ALTAVISTA POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE GOT SOME OF THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT THE LARGER CITIES HAVE GOT, IT'S JUST ON A SMALLER SCALE.))
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Neal says he jumped at the chance to bring the training program here to the old Altavista Elementary School.
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((The school has been closed for a little over two years now, but instructors say the twists and turns in these old classrooms make it a perfect setting for this kind of special operations training.))
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In small groups they approach a room.. making sure each angle is covered before any member of the team advances.
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IN Q=Safety first

((TERRY HENDERSON/MARTINSVILLE P.D.: SAFETY FIRST, THAT'S THE KEY IS SAFETY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY GETS OUT THAT GOES IN. NEXT IS SAFETY OF ANY INDIVIDUALS IN A ROOM.))
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But that doesn't include gun- wielding bad guys, who can be lurking around any corner.
natsot shooting 3:13:21

((WE'RE OKAY OVER HERE. WE'VE GOT SUSPECT DOWN, HOW YOU ALL DOING OVER THERE? WE'RE CLEAR.))
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IN Q=A lot of

((ANDY BOITNOTT/MARTINSVILLE P.D.: A LOT OF NEW OFFICERS DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY GO OUT FRESH AND GREEN AND THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF TACTICS AND SOMETIMES IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY'RE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY BECAUSE OF BAD TACTICS. SO THIS HELPS OUT IN ALL ASPECTS OF POLICE WORK, NOT JUST SWAT CONCEPTS.))
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Hopefully by the end of the week, they'll have learned their lesson.. surviving on the streets is considered a passing grade.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Altavista.))

Clements


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Danville man has been sentenced to life in prison for murder.
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VO-NAT


34-year old Frank Edward Clements pleaded "no contest" this morning to charges he murdered Tyrone Dawkins in 1993.
SUPER=03-Danville/March 1993


Dawkins body was found behind a Danville middle school.
Clements will serve a life sentence plus two years for using a firearm to commit a felony.
He must still stand trial for allegedly shooting 10-year-old Reggie Hutchins in April and robbing a Danville bank five years ago.
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Stocks


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


Wall Street set another record today after overcoming a round of profit-taking on yesterday's big advance. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow gained 27 points to close at eight thousand 88.
NASDAQ was up four points. LOCAL STOCKS



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Bassett


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


Another plant closing for Bassett Furniture.
This time around though, it's a crib factory in Statesville, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
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bassett file lbstock 5 tot 36:25
Bassett says it will transfer the work to one of its Henry County plants.
The company says the move may mean new jobs, but also more hours for its current workers.
Bassett has about 21- hundred employees in the Henry County area.
Back in May it announced the closing of its W-M Bassett plant in Martinsville.
Nearly all the 400 employees affected in that move have transferred to other Bassett facilities, mostly in Henry County.
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Bees


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=None


Stormy weather couldn't keep the crowds away from the Cantaloupe Festival in Turbeville today.
Tina Tenret takes a closer look at the buzz behind the scenes.
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The real reason for the Cantaloupe Festival's success lies in a secret army.
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((ALLEN BLANKS/BEEKEEPER: AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF WORKERS.))
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Bees play Cupid, carrying pollen from male to female flowers to produce fruit.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BEES ARE CRUCIAL TO PRODUCE NICE ROUND FRUIT. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY MUST POLLINATE EVERY SECTION OF THIS APPLE'S STAR-SHAPED CENTER OR IT COULD WIND UP LOPSIDED LIKE THIS CUCUMBER.))
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The problem? Mites are killing off wild bees.
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IN Q=We have had a decline

((ALLEN BLANKS/BEEKEEPER: WE HAVE HAD A DECLINE OF HONEY BEES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS BECAUSE OF THE TRACHEAL MITES AND VARROA MITES THAT HAVE DEPOPULATED MANY BEE HIVES, AND SO THERE IS A NEED FOR BEES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.))
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Wild bees are dying, but for Allen Blanks, business is booming.
He rents bees to farmers for 35-dollars a hive....
and has built his house from the profits.
When the summer crops of cantaloupes, strawberries and squash are over, Blanks brings his bees home.
He then reaps the sweetest reward... honey.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Pittsylvania County))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the big Bull stays put, the Indy cars are ready to invade Charlotte as soon as the rain stops, the Magnificent 7 is ready to ride again,
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And Steve Mason begins our Panther training camp reports tonight from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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S-Jackson


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


Let's begin tonight with news that the first piece of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty is safely back in place.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


This afternoon Phil Jackson has agreed to a one year contract extension to stay on as the Bulls' head coach.
Jackson and the Bulls would not divulge the terms, only to say he will be the highest paid coach in the league.
Remember, Michael Jordan said he would only come back if Jackson returned.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS CAMP


The Carolina Panthers are in their first full week of training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Tonight, Steve Mason and photographer Mark Hollandsworth bring us up to date on the defending NFC West champions.
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S-Indy


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE SPEEDWAY


It is raining on the Charlotte Motor Speedway's parade tonight.
All of today's festivities, including qualifying for the Indy cars debut at the track has been postponed by rain.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Yesterday; :00


The inaugural Visionaire 500 at the track will be run this Saturday.
The speedway has made over $300 thousand dollars in improvements to ready itself for the open wheel cars.
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((A.J. FOYT/INDY CAR OWNER:))
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OUT Q=...QUITE FAST.
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SUPER=04-October 5, 1994; :00


Ward Burton has the overall track qualifying record at nearly 186 miles an hour in a Winston Cup car,
but these guys are expected to easily top 200 in qualifying.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold charlotte


Again, tonight's times trials have been postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow night at 7.

S-Yanks


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


The New York Yankees benefitted from a throwing error to beat the Angels this afternoon by a 5-to-4 count.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Angels vs. Yankees; :00


To the Bronx we go where Joe Torre was locked up in a 4-all game in the bottom of the ninth.
Jorge Posada grounds the ball to second base, but pitcher Shigetoshi Hasegawa is a little slow covering first. Luis Alicea's throw is wide allowing Chad Curtis to score as the Yanks wins 5-to-4.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Braves vs.Cubs; :00


Jim Riggleman's Chicago Cubs beat the Braves for the second straight game today at Wrigley field.
Sammy Sosa led the Cubs' offensive attack with an RBI double in the fourth, and a solo homer in the eighth inning as the Cubs down Atlanta 3-to-1.
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S-GYM


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=OLYMPIC RINGS


The 1996 olympics are nothing but a faded memory to some folks, but none of us have forgotten the gold medal winning performance turned in by the US gymnastics team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY;:00


At least the seven members of that team are banking on the hope that you haven't forgotten them.
Today "The Magnificent 7" reunited as a group for the first time since Atlanta to kick off a 33 city tour around the country.
The shows promise all the normal routines with a little more pizazz.
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((DOMINIQUE DAWES/USA GOLD MEDALIST:))
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That's News 7 at Six. Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11, we will bring you the latest on the Yokohama negotiations--the current contract for 900 employees expires at midnight. That story and more coming up at 11--also Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen a reminder to check out our 10pm newscast. News 7 Prime Time is on WEFC, check cable listings for the channel in your area. (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith