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Coming up next on News 7 at 6, we'll check in with VMI's co-ed freshman class, as the rats take a trip into history.
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And Virginia Tech celebrates a big anniversary with cake... for ten thousand.
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Sports-Head


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In sports, Steve Mason visits with V-M-I Quarterback Al Lester Dale Jarrett wins in Bristol.
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And Syracuse of the Big East was very impressive in its season opener against Wisconsin.
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WX-Head
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We had another record setting night last night..
Coming up in weather, we'll recap the chilly numbers, and we'll get ready for some clouds and possibly some showers.
Details are ahead.

Infant-Found


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
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The father of a kidnapped 3 day old baby boy says it's like a bridge has been lifted off his shoulders.
Police found the infant unharmed today, and arrested a woman accused of kidnapping the baby while posing as a hospital worker.
Police tracked down 30-year-old Kimberly Skurzewski (skur-ZOO-skee), after a department store employee suspected her of shoplifting.
Stacey Sakamoto has more.
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NASA-Launch


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A NASA rocket launch had to be scrubbed today to protect some wayward fishing boats.
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The Advance Composition Explorer, or ACE, will analyze particles from the sun and deep space, but it's mission will have to wait.
Two shrimp boats ventured into the firing range, stopping the countdown.
The Coast Guard lead one boat out of the area but the other boat refused to answer the calls.
NASA officials were afraid rocket boosters would fall on the boats as the rocket launched, they are planning for a Monday morning lift off.
Once ACE is in space, scientists hope its data will help them understand early formation of the universe and detect harmful solar radiation before it causes problems to earth.
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FOP-Endorsement


ANCHOR=Eric
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Three Democratic candidates for statewide office picked-up the endorsement of Virginia's largest police organization.
The Virginia Fraternal Order of Police cast secret ballots supporting Don Beyer for governor, L-F Payne for lieutenant governor and Bill Dolan for attorney general.
The F-O-P's endorsement doesn't bring much money or campaign workers. But, it allows a candidate to promote their law-and-order credentials.

physicians-assistant


ANCHOR=eric
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The second floor of Roanoke's College of Health Science has a new tenant.
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It's Virginia's first Physician Assistant Program.
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((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: ACTUALLY, THERE HAVE BEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAMS DEVELOPING SINCE 1965. BUT THIS IS THE FIRST PROGRAM IN VIRGINIA. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT'S RAPIDLY EXPANDING, AND WE'RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THAT. ))
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There are 24 members of the first class of Physician Assistants-- 14 women, and ten men.
And their average age is 30.
That's because most of the students have had prior experience in the medical field.
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((DR. DOUG SOUTHARD: THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS A TWO YEAR PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PRIMARY CARE IN RURAL, MEDICALLY UNDER SERVED AREAS OF VIRGINIA, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS DO THAT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED PHYSICIAN. ))
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Physician Assistants work alongside Family Practitioners.
They are authorized to do 80 percent of the work done by Physicians.
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TECH-STUDENTS


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NEWSCAST=SIX
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TAPE#=97-45
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The annual convoy of Virginia Tech students made their way down interstate 81 today.
New students arrived on campus for the beginning of the 97-98 school year.
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The new Hokies moved into the high-rise dorms carrying carpets, computers and cut wood for lofts.
Parents with parked moving trucks filled with all the comforts of home were a common site.
For the Young family this was the end of a very tiring weekend.
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((REBECCA YOUNG/TECH PARENT: WE HAVE MOVED IN RACHEL AT WILLIAM AND MARY ON FRIDAY, BROOK AT JMU ON SATURDAY AND JESSY HERE AT TECH TODAY.))
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Once the move-in is complete the party begins.
Tech is celebrating 125 years with a picnic and a very LARGE cake.
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((KIMBERLE BADNELLI/CULINARY SERVICE PROJECT MGR.: THIS CAKE CONSISTS OF ABOUT 720 HALF SHEET CAKES, 14-HUNDRED POUNDS OF ICING AND ABOUT THREE WEEKS OF UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND A COMMUNITY THAT WORKS TOGETHER TO PUT IT TOGETHER.)) ((KRISTIE FAIRBANKS/PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSUMER ADVOCATE: WITH THE THEME BEING "UT PROSUM THAT I MAY SERVE" WE JUST DECIDED TO GO AND REPLICATE THE THEME FOR THE CAKE.))
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It's a replica of the War Memorial and the pylons are made of styrofoam and the figures are made out of Rice Krispy Treats.
The cake serves about 10-thousand people and took more than 17 hours to decorate.
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TEASE#1



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Coming up later when News 7 at Six continues ...
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we'll take a look at a local attraction along the Blue Ridge Parkway that keeps the tourists coming. More on that story in a few minutes, but, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Lotto


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Lotto is back on top as the most lucrative lottery game available in Virginia -- at least until someone wins it.
Virginia Lottery officials say there was no big winner in last night's drawing.
That means the jackpot for Wednesday night will be an estimated 25 million dollars.
The numbers selected in last night's drawing were six, seven, 15, 28, 36 and 42.

Business-Review


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there is an anchor tag!
A union takes one of the Roanoke Valley's largest employers to court, and new jobs are coming to Clifton Forge.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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The U-P-S strike appears to be over, pending ratification by Teamsters Union members.
The company and the union reached a tentative agreement Monday.
The United Transportation Workers' Union is suing Norfolk Southern for not providing flush toilets on its trains...instead having them use a plastic bag draped over a bucket.
The railroad says its practices are beyond all federal and state standards.
Wheat First Butcher Singer will soon be called Wheat First Union.
The Charlotte bank will purchase the Virginia brokerage firm for 471- million- dollars.
C-F-W Communications will add 75 full- time workers at its directory assistance center in Clifton Forge.
This will put the facility over the 200 employee mark.
Only a few months after plans for a rink in downtown Roanoke were announced, construction crews are pouring a foundation for ANOTHER skating arena near the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 193 points, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 37.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Also this week, Bassett Furniture continues its retrenching.
The company announced it will close a veneer plant in Burkeville, out in Nottoway County.

Stocks


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Coming up later on News 7 at Six, Roy Stanley will have an update on the latest offensive weapon on the VMI football team's lineup.
More on that in a moment, but, first here's a look at the weekend stocks.

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VMI-New-Market


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The Rat Mass from Virginia Military Institute got a bit of a break today.
It was a field trip.
As Keith Humphrey reports though it was all part of the indoctrination process.
Today's lesson --the battle of New Market.
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Feedback


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Our viewer mail this week brought a letter about the murder case in Grayson County that's getting national attention.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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The murder of G.P. Johnson has brought state civil rights leaders and federal officials to Grayson County, as they and county residents wonder how much race was a motive in his killing.
That prompted a viewer from Bedford to write:
"My heart goes out to the Johnson family. I do not know them personally, but my parents knew them when they lived in the Elk Creek/Bethel area of Grayson County. They have been deeply concerned for the family. The Johnsons are a fine family.
As I listened to [the] story regarding the negative impact this murder might have on Grayson County, my eyes teared. It pains me deeply to think that anyone could think badly of Grayson County. My husband and I visit the Elk Creek area quite often to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the everyday work week.
When we visit...I close my eyes and listen to the sounds--the milk cows munching on grass, the sounds different types of birds are making, the buzzing of bees, the engine of a tractor, the men talking about their plans for the afternoon.
My husband and I are presently looking for some land in the Bethel/Elk Creek area in which to build a home, hopefully within the next five years. I want to be a part of the Home Demonstration Club, the quilting bees, the community suppers. I want my children and grandchildren to have a place to come in order to find that peacefulness my husband and I find and to make Grayson County a part of their life, too.
News-7 welcomes your comments on this story, or other topics in the news.
Send your letters to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia.
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
Or you can drop in on our moderated online forum on our web page at www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.

Mabry-Mill


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-48
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Thousands travel the Blue Ridge Parkway to get a glimpse of the past.
And one attraction along the mountain road seems to draw more visitors than any other.
Denise Allen and photographer Ken Kilinski take us on a trip to Mabry Mill.
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The sounds of the water and the turning wheel seem to draw them off the parkway.
Elzy Mowdy has come all the way from Oklahoma.
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((ELZY MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: THE FIRST TIME A HURRICANE HAD CLOSE THE PARKWAY THE SECOND TIME WE GOT ON AT BLOWING ROCK AND WENT SOUTH TO ASHEVILLE AND THIS TIME WE GOT ON AT THE TOP AND WE WANTED TO SEE MABRY MILL.))
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Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots on the parkway.
Its likeness is in many calendars and soon it will be on the wall of an Oklahoma home.
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((JOANN MOWDY/OKLAHOMA: WE HAVE OURS ENLARGED AND WE GROUP THEM, IN OUR HOME, OF MILLS, CHURCHES AND LIGHT HOUSE AND COVERED BRIDGES.))
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The flavor of the past is not only tasted in the cornmeal sold at the park but in the tunes played each weekend.
Roy and Ethel Dalton travel here from Gretna to show their fancy footwork.
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((ROY DALTON/GRETNA: WELL ALL THIS GOOD MUSIC, NICE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. IT'S NICE AND COOL UP IN THESE MOUNTAINS. WE REALLY ENJOY IT.))
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((LINDA AMOS/THAXTON: IT REMINDS ME OF THE OLD TIME, BACK WHEN I THINK THE DAYS WERE REALLY GREAT. I WOULD RATHER LIVE BACK THEN THAN I DO NOW.))
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You can flatfoot to the old time string music each weekend until the end of October.
And the grist mill will continue to turn out cornmeal throughout the fall season, as well, in demonstrations each weekend.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Orioles and Twins hooked up this afternoon at Camden Yard.
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And Dale Jarrett picks up his first short track victory taking the checkered flag in the Goody's 500 at Bristol.
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S-Jarrett


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Last night in Bristol, Dale Jarrett picked up the first short track victory of his career taking the checkered flag in the Goody's 500.
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Jeff Gordon dominated the race but on lap 245 Gordon and Jeremy Mayfield got together in turn 2 and Gordon slid into the wall tearing up the rear end of his car. He would finish 35-th.
14 laps after Gordon's crash Derrik cope got hit from behind losing control and hitting David Green his car got on its side but came back down on its wheels. Green was taken from the car but he was O-K.
Jarrett led the final 29 laps of the race and crossed the finish line ahead of Mark Martin to win the Goody's 500.
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Martin's second place finish put him in first place ahead of Gordon in the points race.
Dick Trickle was third, Jeff Burton fourth and Steve Grissom fifth.

S-Orioles


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Baltimore completed a three game sweep with a 5 to 1 win over the Minneosta Twins today.
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Cal Ripken resting between innings this afternoon.
The Orioles got on the board in the bottom of the third. Brady Anderson takes this pitch deep over the left field wall to make it 1 to nothing Baltimore.
The game was tied 1 to 1 then in the fourth Rafael Palmerio sends a shot into the right centerfield bleachers for a solo homer and Baltimore took a 2 to 1 lead.
The Orioles Geronimo Berroa put the SUPER=35-Baltimore/5/Minnesota/1/;

Twins away with this two run homer over the left field wall in the fifth and Baltimore cruises to the 4 to 1 win over the Twins.
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S-College


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Virginia Tech got a look at Syracuse this afternoon one of the teams they will have to contend with for the Big East title.
The Orangemen beat Wisconsin 34 to nothing in the Kickoff Classic.
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The Orangemen wasted no time getting on the board. Kevin Johnson takes the opening kick-off and cuts to the side line out running the Wisconsin defense 89 yards for the touchdown and a 7 to nothing lead.
Leading 10 to nothing, Syracuse Quarterback Donovan McNabb rolls to the left on the option he keeps it and scores from 21 yards out the Orangemen led 17 to nothing with 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
Then with four minutes left in the SUPER=36-Syracuse/34/Wisconsin/0/;

second Fullback Rob Conrad gets the handoff and bulls over from the one Syracuse led 24 to nothing and the Orangemen win it 34 to nothing.
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S-Lester


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-2
GRAPHIC=VMI football


The coaches and the media picked VMI to finish 8th and 9-th in the Southern Conference this season. One big reason for the modest expectations is the departure of All-American tailback Thomas Haskins.
But Steve Mason says; another offensive weapon is locked and loaded for a banner senior year.
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((It is quarterback Al Lester's time to shine. His new coach, who has tutored the Atlantic Coast Conferences best signal callers; feels the senior has what it takes. ((CAIN:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((LESTER:))
Cain has intrusted Lester with an entirely new offense; a pro set and, so far; both have been successful with the new attack. ((:)) Lester must lead a VMI offense that finished 8th out nine Southern Confernce teams last year. The Mechanical Engineering major has the blueprint for producing in big games as evident by his 13 for 20, 120 yard performance in a win over the Citadel last year. Lester ranked second in total offense in 1996 and has shown a knack for making substantial improvements evry year. ((:)) ((:))
Lestr rand his Keydets open the season September 6th against Wofford; a team VMI is 9 and OH against. Steve maso, News 7 sports.)) ((
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