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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on News 7 at Six-- area U-P-S workers are back on the job, but will customers return as well? We'll have a live report.
Live=Keith Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Lexington;
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, our Friday Football Extra pre season scouting reports take us to Danville, the best golfers in the Valley compete at Ole Monterey,
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VO-NAT


and the latest on the violent encounter in Redskins camp between Michael Westbrook and Stephen Davis.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Heavy rains in southern Virginia and now cooler air on the way. Your complete 5 day forecast is coming up.

UPS


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=UPS


Today is the first day United Parcel Service workers are making pick-ups and deliveries.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tonya/Microwave


Tonya Flory is live at the UPS hub in Roanoke.
Tonya, after more than two weeks of picketing, how are UPS employees doing back on the job?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tonya1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


ad lib...no bad feelings along their routes today...
(Rollcue:"but everyone involved says even though Teamsters demands are being

met...in a situation like this no one really comes out on top.")
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IN Q=Nobody wins
SUPER=01-Donald Thaxton/UPS Driver; :00
SUPER=01-Warren King/Southwest Division Manager; :07 quick
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SUPER=01-Stephanie Hicks/UPS Customer; :28 quick
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OUT Q=we missed you, we did
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SOT 10:15:51
IN Q=Nobody wins

((DONALD THAXTON/UPS DRIVER:NOBODY WINS ON A STRIKE, BUT WE GOT A LOT OF THINGS WE WERE ASKING FOR SO YAY IN THAT SENSE WE WON))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=we won.
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SOT 11:07:43
IN Q=

((WARREN KING/SUPERVISOR:I THINK OUR CUSTOMERS LOST BY US NOT BEING ABLE TO SERVE THEM, I THINK THE EMPLOYEES LOST BY BEING PULLED OUT ON STRIKE WHICH I FEEL IS UN-NECESSARY AND THE COMPANY LOST A LOT OF IT'S CUSTOMERS CONFIDENCE, SO THERE'S NO REAL WINNERS.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=real winners


UPS management says it is the big businesses that will turn away from the delivery service. Small business will just be happy for the end of the strike...and the return of their UPS guys...
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SOT 10:44:05
IN Q=But we love

((STEPHANIE HICKS/UPS CUSTOMER:BUT WE LOVE STEVE AND WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE HIM BACK))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=him back.

The company says morale between union and management is good and now the challenge is getting 100-percent of the customers back.
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SOT 10:16:58
IN Q=I know it

((DONALD THAXTON/UPS DRIVER:I KNOW IT TURNED A LOT OF PEOPLE AGAINST UPS, BUT WE'RE A GOOD SERVICE AND I HOPE WE CAN GET THEM ALL BACK))
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OUT Q=all back
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Live=Tonya Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Not all customers are as forgiving, local mail order giant Orvis ships 25-percent of it's packages UPS--now company officials say they will only give half of that business back to UPS--the remainder will stay with the post office...ad lib
Double Boxes=Jean and Tonya/Microwave


Post office business up... Jean question: Tonya, are all 600 Roanoke employees back on the job?
Live=Tonya Full/Microwave

ad lib...

VMI-Day-3


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


Four men have quit so far but 30 women have made it through the toughest day at Virginia Military Institute.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/StarLink


Keith Humphry is there to tell us how they fared.
Live=Keith Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Keith1;
SUPER=06-Lexington;
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(Rollcue: a matter of perception or reality)
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RUNS=:00
OUT Q=deposited them here overnight
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Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/StarLink




Couple-Dead


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=None


Lynchburg authorities do not suspect foul play in the deaths of an elderly husband and wife who died within minutes of each other last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police say 92- year- old Lloyd Smith found his 84- year- old wife in the bathroom of their Clayton Avenue home.
Augusta Smith apparently had died of natural causes.
Her husband went next door to ask a neighbor for help, but fell down outside the house, hitting his head on the driveway.
That's where the neighbor found him around 7:15 this morning.
An autopsy will be performed tomorrow, but police believe Smith died from the head injury.
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Amherst-Search


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=None


A search for a robbery suspect in Amherst County turned up empty this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


Deputies got a tip that a man wanted on robbery charges in (faw-KEER) Fauquier County was at his sister's home in Monroe.
When they arrived, however, the suspect fled into the nearby woods.
Police spent several hours stopping cars and searching the area with no success.
The suspect is 20-year old Charles E. Thomas.. described by police as a white male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes.
He was wearing a white t-shirt and boxers when he was last seen.
Anyone with information should call the Amherst County sheriff's department.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Residents of one rural county are defending their community's reputation following a murder that's getting national attention. That story is next on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and a new approach for helping children who have learning problems--a different kind of computer game.
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Cullen


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Richard Cullen


Virginia's Attorney General calls the decapitation murder of a black man in Grayson County "one of the most wantonly vile, depraved, and horribly inhumane acts one can imagine."
And he's concerned the nation will think southwest Virginians are "backwards" and "racist."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Attorney General Richard Cullen says there's a good reason why Grayson County authorities have NOT labelled the murder a hate crime.
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SOT 05:16:12
IN Q=They want

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY WANT THIS GUY IF HE'S CONVICTED TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY. AND THEY'RE MAKING SURE THAT THEY DON'T SAY ANYTHING THAT WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THAT. So-- WHAT I'M SAYING IS THAT I THINK THERE ARE DUAL MOTIVATIONS HERE. THIS MAN WAS KILLED, IN MY VIEW, BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO ROB HIM. AND ALSO RACISM PLAYED A ROLE IN THEIR ULTIMATE DECISION.))
SUPER=@Cullen;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=ultimate decision.
TALENT=Jean
SS=Richard Cullen


So by focusing on a racist motivation, authorities would actually weaken the robbery case needed to get a death sentence instead of life in prison.
Cullen has written to Attorney General Janet Reno asking her to continue the federal civil rights probe -- but AFTER the state prosecutes its two suspects.

Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


There's little doubt Grayson County residents are stunned by the brutal nature of the killing.
Many are also concerned about the negative publicity focused on the county because of the racial allegations surrounding the crime.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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SOT
IN Q=When I
SUPER=03-Grayson Co.; :15
SUPER=01-Ervin Phipps/Grayson Co. Resident; :24
SUPER=01-Margaret Reeves/Grayson Co. Resident; 1:13
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((
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IN Q=When I

((ERVIN PHIPPS/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT: WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, IT RUNS COLD CHILLS OVER ME.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=over me.


Ervin Phipps is still struggling with his friend's murder.
Garnett "G-P" Johnson was the only black man at a drinking party-- when he was doused with gasoline, burned and later decapitated.
At least one witness told reporters she heard someone say "we're going to take G-P out there and put him on that white cross and burn him".
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SOT
IN Q=I think

((ERVIN PHIPPS/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT:I THINK IT WAS RACIAL BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONLY BLACK THERE AMONG ALL THE WHITE FRIENDS, SUPPOSED TO BE FRIENDS, I MEAN, I CAN'T SEE IT ANY OTHER WAY. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=other way.


The state-N-double-A-C-P is also convinced the crime was racially motivated.
Two white men-- raised outside Grayson County-- are charged with Johnson's murder.
But Phipps, who grew up here, believes the alleged events surrounding his friend's death are isolated- that racism is NOT rampant.
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SOT
IN Q=In the years

((ERVIN PHIPPS/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT:IN THE YEARS THAT I'VE LIVED HERE, I'VE KNOWN NOTHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to happen.


About 16- thousand people live in Grayson County, approximately 96- percent are white.
Margaret Reeves was born in Elk Creek, 66- years ago.
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SOT
IN Q=I can't

((MARGARET REEVES/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT: I CAN'T SAY NOTHING ABOUT ELK CREEK CAUSE EVERYBODY WAS JUST SWEET AND NICE, THE WHITE PEOPLE AND THE BLACK FOLKS, GOT ALONG, I NEVER DID HAVE ANY TROUBLE WHEN I LIVED OVER THERE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=over there.

TAKE SU
Few people we approached were willing to talk publicly, but off camera, the comments were pretty much the same, Grayson County is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. END SU
Residents upset over the publicity point to Grayson's crime rate-- murders, they say, are rare-- on average-- less than one a year.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Grayson County.))


Wheat-First


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=First Union


For the second time in a month, First Union has cut a deal with a Virginia financial institution.
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VO-NAT


In July it bought Signet.
Now it's creating the largest retail brokerage in the Southeast.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Charlotte bank has bought Wheat First Butcher Singer, a Richmond securities firm.
The two companies don't anticipate any major changes in employment, including the half dozen Wheat First locations in our area.
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SOT RICHMOND TAPE 01:05:03
IN Q=This is

((MARC ROSE/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: THIS IS NOT A COST CUTTING DEAL. AND SO WE EXPECT THAT HOPEFULLY WE'LL GROW AND OPEN UP MORE OFFICES AND REALLY TAKE THIS BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.))
SUPER=01-Marc Rose/Wheat First Butcher Singer;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=next level.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wheat First will still have separate offices, just under the new name "Wheat First Union".
First Union will pay 471-million dollars, in the form of stock, to complete the acquisition.
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Stocks


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

Stocks closed higher today, putting on a final hour burst of speed for the third straight session. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Innovative-Therapies


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Childrens Health


Up to ten percent of all children have language impairments-- trouble distinguishing and responding to certain elements of speech.
Connie Stevens reports, in Roanoke County there's now a high-tech way to help these kids.
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IN Q=Sometimes it manifests
SUPER=01-Aditi Silverstein/Innovative Therapies; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :16
SUPER=04-Scientific Learning Corporation; :31
SUPER=01-Paul Walker/Fast ForWord Student; :47
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((
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SOT 11:22:56
IN Q=Sometimes

((ADITI SILVERSTEIN/INNOVATIVE THERAPIES: SOMETIMES IT MANIFESTS IN A PROCESSING DIFFICULTY WHERE YOU ASK A CHILD A QUESTION AND YOU KNOW THEY HEARD YOU, BUT THEY DON'T ANSWER OR YOU ASK THEM AN INSTRUCTION TO DO SOMETHING, THEY DON'T REMEMBER ALL PARTS OF IT. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=all parts of it.


Aditi Silverstein wants to stop the far-reaching consequences of language-learning impairments in their tracks-- problems speaking, reading and hearing.
Her weapon-- a computer program called Fast For Word-- a sort-of aerobic workout for the brain.
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IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:04
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Fast For Word uses slowed-down processed speech.
Despite the repetitive actions, these games grab kids' attention-- they're rewarded with high scores.
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RUNS=:04
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SOT 11:02:36
IN Q=The really fun

((PAUL WALKER: THE REALLY FUN GAME IS THE ONE WITH THE FARM AND I HAD TO CATCH THE ANIMALS AND I HAD A LOT OF POINTS. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a lot of points.
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Silverstein says she's seen kids make gains of up to two years in language-learning skills-- in just six-to-eight weeks.
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SOT 11:25:47
IN Q=So these

((ADITI SILVERSTEIN: SO THESE CHILDREN ARE NOW TALKING MORE.THEY ARE UNDERSTANDING MORE, ONE MOTHER TOLD ME HER CHILD FOR THE FIRST TIME-- AN EIGHT YEAR OLD-- GOT A JOKE AND LAUGHED AT IT, THEY'RE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, MANY OF THE CHILDREN ARE DOING MUCH BETTER WITH THEIR READING SKILLS. ))
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This program will not replace speech therapy-- but may bring better, faster, results for both teacher and student.
Connie Stevens, News 7.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


The reskins punish wide receiver Michael Westbrook for punching a teammate in practice, the Rockies cut a former Salem Avalanche rehab patient,
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VO-NAT


and our Friday Football Extra cameras spotlight Ed martin and his G.W. Danville Eagles.
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S-Westbrook


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp


The Washington Redskins have issued their initial punishment on wide Receiver Michael Westbrook for his violent outburst yesterday at training camp.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00


During a normal training camp practice all was going well until Westbrook jumped on running back Stephen Davis and punched him repeatedly in the face. Coach Norv Turner quickly kicked Westbrook out of practice.
Westbrook WILL NOT make the trip to Miami for tomorrow nights exhibition game with the Dolphins. Turner made the announcement today after the morning practice.
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S-Danville


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=PRESEASON PRACTICE


Our preseason high school football roundup continues tonight as we check in with the George Washington Eagles.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville; :00


Ed Martin's team is coming off another stellar year in which it made it all the way to the Division 6 championship game.
But gone from that team are all-american Tyrone Robertson and several other top defenders.
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IN Q="Well we lost...
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VO-NAT CON'T


The Eagles are ready to showcase their 1997 team this Friday night at the high school in their annual six team Jamboree that gets underway at four and runs until nine o'clock.
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((ED MARTIN:))
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=None

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And don't forget, our Friday Football Extra pre-season special kicks off at 11:35 this Friday night. Be sure to tune in to your Hometown station for our 1997 Friday Football Extra debut.

S-Swift


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche is back on the memorial Stadium diamond tonight against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/August 16th 1996; :00


Colorado Rockies pitcher Billy Swift, who rehabbed with the Salem Avalanche last August, has been released by the Major League organization. Swift was 14 and 10 but was often injured and on the DL.
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S-Chip


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-16
GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan


PGA rookie Chip Sullivan is back on tour this week at the Greater Vancouver Open.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Chip spent about the last two weeks here in Roanoke playing in a pro-am at Hanging Rock and visiting with family and friends; but it's back to work.
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((CHIP SULLIVAN/PGA ROOKIE:))
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OUT Q=...on the weekend"
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=McLelland Classic


The valley's biggest high school golf tournament, the McLelland Metro Classic, wrapped up late this afternoon over at Ole Monterey, but not before producing a nail biting finish.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/McLelland Classic Round 2; :00


North Cross's Brandon LaCroix strolled up to the 16th green with what appeared to be a comfortable two shot lead on Patrick Henry's Lee Taylor.
But Taylor amazingly made up those two shots and one more, with two birdies an par to win the individual title.
The key was this approach shot on 18, that set up the eventual birdie putt for the win.
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IN Q="I hit it...

((LEE TAYLOR/MCLELLAND METRO WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Lee Taylor/McLelland Metro Winner; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...LUCKY THERE."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD MCLELLAND


Taylor shot a 68 today to go with yesterday's 71 at the Water's Edge.
Patrick Henry also won the team title. Wx-Tape
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
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That's News 7 at Six.
Coming up later tonight--- Elvis fans take note-- a new restaurant near

Smith Mountain Lake pays homage to the King.
In just its second day of operation-- the owners of the Graceland Cafe and Starlite Lounge say they've been swamped with more Elvis fans than they can handle. and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. We'll join the fray tonight, plus we'll have all the latest news, weather,