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ANCHOR=Keith

The FIRE is out... people are back in their homes.
On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll have the latest on the chemical fire in Smyth County.
An update on the search for the warden's wife.
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VO-NAT


And tobacco- -it's a livelihood for many in our area... others view it as a death sentence.
The two sides met today in Southside.... that's also coming up in just a moment.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, The Winston Cup Drivers are qualifying at Bristol. It's Friday Football Extra time tonight.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And former Redskin receiver Art Monk has an explanation on the Michael Westbrook attack of his teammate Stephen Davis.
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Chemical-Fire


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


Life is beginning to return to normal for residents in the Smyth County community of Atkins.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/StarLink


Teresa Hamilton is there tonight, where fire at a plastics warehouse forced 500 people from their homes Wednesday night.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/StarLink
(Keith question: so what is the air like now?)



Pulaski-Prison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=None


A nationally known forensic anthropologist has joined the digging operation in Pulaski County.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Dr. Doug Owsley (OWLZ-lee) from the Smithsonian Institute is helping State Police look for the remains of Carol Smith...the warden's wife.
David Smith reported his wife missing more than three years ago--and investigators presume she's dead.
More than a dozen state police and three K-9 teams are at the Pulaski Correctional Center.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 1994;


Three years ago police dug up the backyard of Smith's Roanoke County home.
That search turned up nothing.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


State Police officials would not comment on the investigation.
News 7 was unable to reach David Smith, who is still the warden at Pulaski.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Tobacco farmers and anti-smoking advocates hoped to find some common ground as they toured Southside farms together today.
By the end of the day, both sides said they have a better understanding of each other but still can't agree on the future of the industry.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret is in our Danville newsroom.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
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Keith, health advocates still say these farmers need to grow another crop.
Tobacco farmers say that's just impossible.
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SUPER=01-Michelle Martin/Tobacco Farmer; :17
SUPER=01-Scott Ballin/Nat'l Center for Tobacco-Free Kids; :29
SUPER=01-Richard Connor/Tobacco Farmer; :55
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((Tobacco has been the root of Allen Boyd's family tree for six generations.
Together they pull, rack and barn tobacco -- living off the profits.
Boyd says the proposed national settlement to regulate tobacco would kill him.
A few miles down the road is the Martin farm.
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((MICHELLE MARTIN/ TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. IT'S OUR SOLE LIVELIHOOD. IT'S HOW WE MAKE OUR LIVING, HOW WE MAKE OUR MONEY, IT'S HOW WE LIVE.))
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Anti-smoking activists offer to help these families -- but that might mean finding other jobs.
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IN Q=Increased education levels

((SCOTT BALLIN/ NAT'L CENTER FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS: INCREASED EDUCATION LEVELS IN THIS AREA AND ALSO BUILD NEW ROADS TO GET BUSINESSES IN HERE AND OUT HERE SO THERE'S TRANSPORTATION MECHANISMS. WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH EVEN MONIES FROM THE SETTLEMENT GOING INTO THOSE KINDS OF INITIATIVES THAT LONGTERM, WILL RESTABILIZE THESE ECONOMIES IN A TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT.))
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Richard Connor grew up on a tobacco farm and says crops like corn and wheat just don't pay the bills.
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IN Q=I just don't know

((RICHARD CONNOR/TOBACCO FARMER: I JUST DON'T KNOW, EVEN WITH GOVERNMENT HELP, WHAT WE WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW IN THIS CLIMATE, ON THIS SOIL TYPE, AND STAY ON THIS FARM. IT'S JUST NOT THAT SIMPLE.))
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OUT Q=not that simple
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


I did hear both farmer and health activist saying they thought the other was a lot friendlier than they expected--Keith?
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


(Keith question: any sign of future cooperation?
Tina: yes--Cigarette opponents say they want farmers to help them hammer out a tobacco settlement on Capitol Hill, with an equal voice in the talks.) ))

Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=None


In June Roanoke city officials announced plans for an ice- rink downtown.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Now comes word the city will be the home of TWO skating arenas.
A developer, apparently from Richmond, has already begun pouring concrete for a rink near the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Downtown Roanoke Incorporated expresses concern over the news, but adds the rink downtown will be nearer to a number of other things the city has to offer.
Developers have called a news conference Monday to unveil details about the second ice rink.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The idea of a personal property tax cut is proving to be popular--but just whose idea is it anyway? That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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And it claims to be one of the Commonwealth's fastest growing colleges-- now the College of Health Sciences is getting a little help in meeting the demand for its classes.
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Gilmore-Beyer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-47
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Quick -- name the number one issue in the Governor's race.
If you said taxes, then Jim Gilmore's playing a pretty good hand.
Ellen Qualls has a status report.
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(( First, a few reminders.
Just one year ago, a Virginia Tech poll showed 49- percent of Virginians wanted a tax INCREASE to help pay for schools.
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((DON BEYER/MARCH 10: I BELIEVE VIRGINIA NEEDS AN EDUCATION GOVERNOR.))
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((DON BEYER/APRIL 9: I'M NOT GONNA CAMPAIGN ON DRAMATIC TAX CUTS.))
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((JIM GILMORE/MAY 8: WE WILL ABOLISH THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
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((DON BEYER: WELL I THOUGHT "THERE'S A LOT OF MOMENTUM A LOT OF ENERGY NOW TO GET RID OF THIS TAX. ))
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So Beyer heard the drumbeat for a tax cut-- and proposed a modest version.
And the race changed.
With Jim Gilmore setting the pace.
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((HI. I'M JIM GILMORE AND I'M RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR.))
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So how did each campaign come up with the cut?
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((JIM GILMORE: WELL I CAME UP WITH THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX PLAN. I CAME FORWARD WITH IT, AND THEN BASICALLY SET MY STAFF PEOPLE TO WORK AND SAID "IS THIS POSSIBLE? IS IT SOMETHING WE CAN DO?))
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((DON BEYER: I THINK THEY PROBABLY CAME TO ME WITH 50 PLANS. FROM NOVEMBER FIRST RIGHT THROUGH THE END OF JULY.))
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Gilmore's plan is clearly more ambitious -- but he insists NOT reckless.
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((JIM GILMORE: IT'S ON THE FIRST 20- THOUSAND DOLLARS OF EVERY CAR AND TRUCK IN VIRGINIA. NOW WHY DID WE DO THAT? IF I WAS JUST SEEKING VOTES I COULD HAVE JUST SAID OH ANYTHING, AND EVERYTHING.))
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((DON BEYER: IF YOU DO IT FOR EVERYBODY IT ISN'T AFFORDABLE. WE BANKRUPT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. WE SACRIFICE LOCAL SCHOOLS. WE FOUND A WAY TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR THE AVERAGE VIRGINIAN.))
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But Gilmore's tax ELIMINATION dodges the big mistake George Allen made in 1995.
sot 09:28:19

((JIM GILMORE: IT'S FRAMED YOU SEE ELLEN IN A PARTICULAR WAY. IT CALLS FOR THE EXPENDITURES YOU KNOW OF INCREASED REVENUES, THE INCREASE OF REVENUES. IT DOESN'T CALL FOR THE CUTTING OF THE BUDGET.))
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So as long as the good times roll, and EITHER tax plan can be afforded, it's up to voters to say whose philosophy is more in step with Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Flora


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Roanoke lawyer Barry Flora pled guilty to a crime in federal court today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


He admitted to misappropriating funds, but the 53-year old real estate attorney will not go to jail.
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((IT WAS A VERY TECHNICAL VIOLATION. THE NOTE INVOLVED HAS BEEN COMPROMISED AND SATISFIED AND PAID IN FULL. AND HE DID IT SIMPLY TO HELP A FRIEND.))
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OUT Q=a friend.
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**Keith on ENG**
Flora borrowed 40-thousand dollars from First Security Bank. HE says he told the bank officer he was going to sign the money over to his friend, Bill Roberts.
SUPER=@file


Judge James Turk concluded Flora "never intended to defraud anybody."
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SOT 15:24:35
IN Q=If you and I

((NOW IF YOU AND I GO INTO A BANK, AND I BORROW $40,000, SIGN THE CHECK OVER TO YOU, HAVE I COMMITTED A CRIME? IF YOU TELL THE BANK THAT YOU'RE GOING TO USE IT FOR A PURPOSE FOR WHICH YOU DID NOT, YES, YOU HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Assistant U.S. Attorney; :06
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=yes, you have.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


Judge Turk fined Flora 72-hundred dollars and placed him on probation for two years.
The judge said he thought Flora was somewhat like the good Samaritan, trying to help a friend.
Turk said he hoped the misdemeanor conviction would not affect Flora's ability to practice law.

Stocks


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


It looked like yet another of day of 100-point movement on Wall Street- -in the negative direction for most of the day.
By day's end, though... TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Education


A fundraising campaign has paid major dividends for the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


With more than 600 students, the school is among the fastest growing institutions in the state.
Today, Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented a ceremonial check for one half million dollars to the school.
The money is a federal match for 250- thousand dollars in local contributions.
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((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENT: WE'RE NOW IN THE LAST QUARTER OF OUR GOAL OF A MILLION DOLLARS AND WE'RE ALREADY RECEIVING DOLLARS IN THAT REGARD, BUT AS WE BECOME INDEPENDENT OF OUR LIFELONG SPONSOR, CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM, WE HAVE TO DO THAT BY RAISING DOLLARS OUTSIDE OF THEIR SUPPORT AND BY INCREASING OUR ENROLLMENT.))
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OUT Q=increasing our enrollment.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Education


The College of Health Sciences is the only school in the state with a training program for Physicians Assistants.
And it has the only Occupational Therapy training west of Richmond.

College-Grants


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Education


Starting this fall, students at four central Virginia colleges will be able to share course offerings, resource materials and even teachers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


360- thousand dollars in grant money is paying for high- tech computer links and video- conferencing equipment.
Among other benefits, it will allow students to enroll in courses which aren't offered at their school.
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((DR. CHARLES WARREN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE PRESIDENT: AND IT'S VERY NATURAL THEN FOR US TO COMBINE OUR RESOURCES, MAINTAIN OUR SENSE OF AUTONOMY AND DISTINCTIVENESS, YET OFFER STUDENTS ON EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES ENRICHED PROGRAMS THAT WE COULDN'T DO ALONE IN ANY CASE.))
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OUT Q=in any case.
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VO-NAT


The participating schools are Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar, Randolph- Macon Woman's College and Hampden- Sydney.
Faculty training in the new technology got under way this week.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens will have a look at tonight's Friday Football Extra pre season show.
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And the Winston Cup Drivers are qualifying at Bristol for tomorrow night's Goody's 500.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


It's hard to believe that 8 months have passed since Salem won a state championship, but another high school football season is upon us.
Here's Mike Stevens with a preview of you can expect on tonight's season premier of Friday Football Extra.
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((MIKE STEVENS:))
Imagine living in a world where most everything you see looks like this. Steve Mason will have the courageous story of 2 Glenvar athletes who are playing football despite severe vision deficiencies.
He'll also introduce us to a deaf player battling to earn some playing time at PH.
And imagine living in a place this beautiful but not being able to play football.
We'll meet four Highland County kids who commute 80 miles a day to put on the pads.
Also, remember Covington coaching legend JOhn Woodzell. He retired last November, and you'll never believe what he's doing in his spare time.
We'll also hear from many of the new coaches around the area, and see how Roanoke County is benefitting from its decision to hire fulltime athletic trainers.
And of course, the bands are warming up and up is the first Super seven poll of the season.)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

S-Others


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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The High school season opens tomorrow afternoon. Roanoke Catholic hosts Kenston Forest at Victory Stadium kickoff is 2-oclock.
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And the Roanoke rush returns home tomorrow night at Victory Stadium with a 7-olcock kickoff against the Tennessee Highlanders.

S-Monk


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo


Former Redskin receiver Art Monk like many retired Redskins are wondering what's going on between the players this season.
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Monk was in Radford last night as the guest speaker for the third class of inductees into the University's Sports Hall of Fame.
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Monk said he has not seen the video of wide receiver Michael Westbrook's attack on running back Stephen Davis. He says the only explanation he can come up with is money and ego.
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((ART MONK/940 CATCHES & 60 TDS: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The Redskins ended their exhibition season last night committing 5 first half turnovers in a 28 to 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

S-Drivers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Bristol Speedway


The Winston Cup drivers are down in Bristol as week speak qualifying for tomorrow nights Goody's 500.
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VO-NAT ENG#
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After several weeks of knocking heads on the super speedways, Drivers like Jeff Gordon are ready for some short track racing.
And for Gordon its a chance to win a night race at the tight concrete oval.
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((JEFF GORDON/8 WINS THIS SEASON: ))
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=NONE

WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/espn2; :00


And all eyes were on Gordon today as the Spring race winner at the track looked to win the pole.
Dale Earnhardt was one of the first cars on the track, but Dale was a little too slow for the pole.
The Spring race pole winner Rusty Wallace also came up short in his attempt to take the early lead.
But Gordon was quick to jump on the top spot with a lap at 122 point 874 miles an hour.
A number of drivers still have to run. I'll have a complete rundown of the top 25 tonight at 11.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
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They are several generations apart but it seems infants and the elderly have little trouble communicating.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is here to tell us more about a local organization that's found a way to pair children and senior citizens.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
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They have Keith. It's called the Foster Grandparents program.
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VO-NAT


And, tonight on News 7 at Eleven we'll talk to some volunteers.
Many of them are grandparents in real life with adult children of their own.
But they say being a Foster-Granpdarent lets them experience the joy of caring for infants and small children all over again.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith