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ANCHOR=Keith

On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll take you to the site of
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a chemical fire in Smyth County- -assess the fallout and health risks associated with this situation.
And drop in on a prison camp in Pulaski County where state police are looking for remains of the warden's wife who's been missing for three years now.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports, Radford is set to add four greats to its sports hall of fame, Steve Mason has a preseason report on the VMI Keydets tonight,
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Plus, Courtney Alexander announces today that he is not returning to UVA, and instead transferring to another college.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The ground soaked up all the rain from Wednesday and now we slip into a cool stretch. Details ahead.

Chemical-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


A dark cloud hangs over a big part of Smyth County tonight.
Emergency crews are waiting for back-up to put out a fire at Marley Mouldings Plastics Warehouse.
The blaze has been burning and spreading a chemical cloud since last night.
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Tonya Flory is in Atkins--any idea when the fire might be put out?
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Closings


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


The chemical fire is causing some schedule changes-- TAKE PINNACLE BOARD FULLSCREEN
Atkins Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, and so will Woodgrain Millworks. All other industries will be open, but employees will have to travel I-81. Again, Atkins Elementary and Woodgrain Millworks are closed Friday.

Safety


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


Perhaps of greatest concern were the reports of small amounts of cyanide gas possibly leaking into the air from the fire.
Authorities on the scene stress the amount never reached a dangerous level.
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Doctors say the gas mainly attacks a person's respiratory system.
And, symptoms vary.
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((LAURIE KING/MD:VERY SMALL CONCENTRATIONS OF CYANIDE GAS MIGHT CAUSE THEM TO FEEL SHORT OF BREATH. THEIR BREATHING WOULD BE RAPID. THEY MAY BE DIZZY, THEY MAY HAVE SOME NAUSEA OR VOMITING. THEY MAY BE VERY ANXIOUS. ))
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Doctors are also warning that the gas is not only colorless but odorless to most people as well.
So, residents should NOT rely on their senses when determining their level of exposure.
Treatment for exposure mainly includes hooking-up patients with an oxygen mask.
Normally, doctors note that long-term medical problems do NOT result from exposure to small amounts of the gas.
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VMI-Day-4


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


They knew it would happen- -sooner or later- -one of the women at Virginia Military Institute has dropped out.
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It happened just eight hours after the start of the grueling six-month initiation period generally referred to as "the rat line."
The first woman quit. Her parents came to pick her up around 11-o'clock last night.
V-M-I is not identifying her - -or any of the 13 MEN who've dropped out so far.
Most seem to quit for about the same reason.
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((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: "I WOULD RATHER BE SOMEWHERE ELSE. THIS IS NOT FOR ME." AND VMI IS CERTAINLY NOT FOR EVERYONE. THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.))
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Colonel Strickler says the remaining 29 women appear to be doing well.
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((I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THEM TODAY. THEY ARE HANDLING EVERYTHING THAT THE GUYS ARE AND SEEM TO BE ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=VMI


Thirteen men and one woman.. is below the average attrition rate of about 5-percent for the first week.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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It's a day many Southside residents hoped would NOT come--water from Lake Gaston has finally arrived in Hampton Roads. We'll have the story next on News 7 at Six.
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and--what's going on at the Pulaski Correctional Unit? State police are searching a trash pit behind the prison camp they suspect may hold clues to the disappearance of the warden's wife.
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Pulaski-Prison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=None


Well over a dozen State Police Agents have been digging up part of the Pulaski Correctional Unit.
They're looking for the remains of Carol Smith... the wife of warden.
David L. Smith reported her missing more than three years ago.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff is at the Prison Camp tonight.
So far, no direct indication that this is a search for the warden's wife?
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warden?)

L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Add a third name to the the field of candidates for the job of Lynchburg sheriff.
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And for the first time, a woman is entering the race.
Mary Randolph- Preston announced her candidacy during a downtown rally this afternoon.
She has fourteen years of law enforcement experience including stints in Appomattox County and Tampa, Florida.
She says being a woman can only help her campaign.
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((MARY RANDOLPH- PRESTON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE TELL ME `WELL, I ALWAYS SEE THE SHERIFF AS BEING A MAN'. BUT ONCE THEY TALK TO ME AND GET TO REALIZE MY EXPERIENCE AND MY BACKGROUND AND THEN GET TO KNOW ME AS A PERSON, THEN THE ATTITUDE CHANGES BECAUSE THEY REALIZE I'M REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT IT. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT BECAUSE I'M A WOMAN, THAT I'M NOT SERIOUS. BUT I AM SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND I WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT.))
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Randolph- Preston also says she's the only candidate with experience in running a regional jail.
Construction on Lynchburg's new facility starts next month.
Incumbent Lawrence Simpson and retired officer Ron Gillispie are the other two candidates in the race.
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Lake-Gaston


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=None


There is NO giant sucking sound in Southside Virginia.
In fact, you won't hear much at all.
But after 15 years of legal battles, water is seeping out of the bottom of Lake Gaston -- and splashing into the water supplies of Virginia Beach.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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This is it.
Rain that fell in the Blue Ridge mountains and flowed through the farms and rivers of Southside and southwest Virginia -- it's pouring out into the reservoirs that serve Virginia Beach.
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((TOM LEAHY/VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC UTILITIES: I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT 15 YEARS NOW, AND YES, IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE WATER FLOW OVER FOR THE FIRST TIME.))
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That's almost laughable understatement for Virginia Beach-- which will have spent 15 years and about a quarter BILLION dollars fighting to, finally building, and operating this 76 mile pipeline.
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((I DON'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND ANY CITY THAT'S HAD TO RESTRICT OR CONSERVE WATER AS FREQUENTLY AS WE HAVE, OR USES LESS WATER PER PERSON.))
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But it's a cascade of frustration for Virginians to the west who've been watching their water levels -- no matter what Virginia Beach says.
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((THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER ON THE UPPER ROANOKE RIVER BASIN AROUND SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN THE UPPER BASIN. IN LAKE GASTON, THE PROJECT WILL HAVE NO DISCERNIBLE EFFECT ON THE LAKE. CERTAINLY NO VISUAL EFFECT -- NO SOUND EFFECTS.))
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It's possible -- but unlikely -- that a federal appeals court in D.C. could still dampen Virginia Beach's fun.
But until then -- this flow will increase from 4 million gallons a day to 60 million sometime in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Isle of Wight County.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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After three days of advances stocks took quite a dip today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Hope-Harbor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


A home for recovering drug and alcohol addicts is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Danville.
Meanwhile, the men inside are working toward a much greater hallmark.
Tina Tenret explains.
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((
Lenny Sutherland is a recovering crack cocaine addict.
When he arrived at Hope Harbor seven months ago, he was crying out for help.
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Director Jeffrey Wright says crack is hitting Danville hard.
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((REV. JEFFREY WRIGHT/DIRECTOR: ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS SAID CRACK WAS THE BEST LOVER HE EVER HAD. IF YOU WERE LONELY AND YOU HAD A CRACK, A ROCK OF CRACK, YOU FELT GOOD RIGHT AWAY. THAT ROCK NEVER SAID NO.))
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Hope Harbor is a Christian home with voluntary Sunday services and bible study ...
But rules are strict, every man must hold a job and pay half his salary as rent.
Anthony Poole says he used to drink a jug of moonshine a day.
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These men say education is the key to cleaning up the streets.
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The 40 men living at Hope Harbor call themselves a family.
And this, many say, is home.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, Courtney Alexander says he's finished with UVa, Art Monk is in Radford tonight,
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and Steve Mason was in Lexington this afternoon to check in with the VMI Keydets who are ready for their football season under head coach Ted Cain.
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S-Alexander


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
SS=VIRGINIA


Back in July, UVa head basketball coach Jeff Jones suspended guard Courtney Alexander indefinitely after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend.
She told police he choked her, hit her and kicked her in the ribs.
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This afternoon Alexander told UVa he's not coming back to school because it's just not in his or the University's best interest for him to return.
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The sharp shooting guard will not say where he plans to go to finish out his career, but WINA radio in Charlottesville reports that Alexander will enroll at Connecticut.
Wherever he transfers to, he will have to sit out all of next season, before becoming eligible in the Fall of 1998.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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But first Alexander's court date is set for next Monday, August 25th.

S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


Radford University is ready to welcome it third group of sports hall of fame inductees back to campus tonight.
And the list includes former soccer all-american Dante Washington, former basketball star Steve Robinson, former athletic director Chuck Taylor and former women's hoops star Nan Millner.
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Those in attendance tonight at Muse Hall will also have the privilege of hearing guest speaker Art Monk, the former Redskins pro bowler, who is destined for the hall of fame.
Roy Stanley will talk with all of these folks tonight on News 7 at 11.
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S-Redskins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
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Speaking of the Skins, Washington will attempt to close out its preseason unbeaten tonight as the team plays the Dolphins at Pro Player stadium this evening at 8.
Troubled receiver Michael Westbrook will not play tonight.

S-Keydets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI Football


The VMI annual football media day kicked off this afternoon.
Steve Mason introduces us to a new coach; a new playbook and a a new look.
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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wipe to out of pkg!!!!
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And in one more football item, be sure to finish up your Friday with us tomorrow night at 11:35 for the season premier of Friday Football Extra.
We'll be kicking off the first of 17 weeks of high school football happenings with our preseason special.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-17
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In the major leagues this afternoon, the Chicago Whitesox won their third straight game with a 6-to-3 victory over Toronto.
Frank Thomas homered and Doug Drabek got the win on the mound.
Also today the Expos have beaten the Cardinals 3-to-2.
Montreal's Mike Johnson got his first career win and first major league hit in the game. Wx-Tape
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ANCHOR=Keith
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That's News 7 at Six.
We'll have an update on the situation in Smyth County--more than 500 residents are still not able to return to their homes because of a chemical fire. weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. We'll have the latest on that story, plus the rest of the day's news,