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ANCHOR=Keith

On News-7 at SIX:
A camp counselor convicted on sex charges.
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A clue in the search for a missing fisherman at Carvins Cove.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the computer crashed at Cave Spring- -leaving some students with not lunch- -but plenty of study hall.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS HEAD
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville as the Cavs look to regroup against Richmond, the Roanoke Express makes a trade today,
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and we'll take a look back at last night's upsetting win for the Dallas Cowboys in the Desert.
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WX-Head
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A batch of thunderstorms pushed through central Virginia this afternoon. We see more showers over the next few days.

Doyle


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=NONE


A V-M-I graduate and former 4-H camp instructor was convicted today of assault and sexual battery involving three teenage girls.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The juveniles say the offenses happened during canoe and swimming activities in July, 1996 at Smith Mountain Lake.
Joseph Doyle pled not guilty to two felonies and three misdemeanors. But a Franklin County judge convicted him after dismissing one of the felonies and reducing another to a misdemeanor.
Doyle's lawyer Tom Roe says the camp directors failed to call police when the girls reported the incident, and that that had an effect on the case.
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((THOMAS ROE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THE FACT THAT THE EXTENSION AGENTS...THE STORY STRAIGHT))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Roe predicts Doyle will be placed on probation, but that decision will be made only after a pre-sentence report is completed.

Cove-Search


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search for a missing fisherman at Carvin's Cove reservoir continued today.
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53-year-old Cecil Donald Short disappeared yesterday morning, leaving an boat full of fishing gear.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


A half dozen boats began a painstaking search this morning, starting at the dam, where rescue workers found a pack of cigarettes floating on the water.
Family members are holding a quiet vigil on shore.
Today they asked to be taken to the search area to help set their minds at ease.
So far there is still no sign of Short, who was seen fishing in several places on the reservoir before he disappeared.
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((SHANNON SMITH/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES; WE USED THE BOATS TO DRAG THE BOTTOM TO CHECK THE BOTTOM AND HAVE ACTUALLY MADE SOME PROGRESS, BUT IN RELATIVE TERMS, IT SEEMED LIKE A GREAT DISTANCE THAT WE'VE COME, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Shannon Smith/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries;
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The search will continue until dark. If they are unsuccessful tonight, officials will start again tomorrow, using search dogs trained to locate bodies underwater.
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L'burg-Assault


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Lynchburg man faces a variety of charges after battling it out with police this morning.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Officers were called to 108 Hillside Court around 11:30 after a neighbor reported a woman being assaulted outside the building.
Authorities say 28- year- old Raymond Andrew Farmer had been beating his mother, and ran inside their home when police arrived.
It took about ten officers, a sheriff's dog and several doses of chemical spray to subdue Farmer and handcuff him.
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((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE HAD HIS HANDS HIDDEN AND WAS IN A ROOM WITH NO LIGHT WHERE YOU COULDN'T SEE, IN A KITCHEN AREA WHICH IS AN AREA THAT CONCERNS US BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF WEAPONS BEING IN THERE AND VERY CLOSE QUARTERS. SO IT WAS AN AREA WHERE IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET PEOPLE AROUND HIM TO PHYSICALLY CONTROL HIM.))
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Several OFFICERS were affected by the chemical spray used on Farmer.
He's facing charges of assault and battery and resisting arrest.
Police say Farmer will undergo a mental health evaluation.
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Anderson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Anderson


Roanoke County authorities continue to look for a motive in the murder of an elderly man last week.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Barbara Anderson of Martinsville has been charged with the crime.
She was arraigned this morning.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;


Anderson knew the victim, 88-year-old James Beane.
She was arrested at his house Friday morning.
Beane was found dead when police arrived to look into a report of a possible break-in.
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Hog-Farm


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


A hog farm is no longer threatening to move into Pittsylvania County.
The controversial North Carolina company called G-I-S has sent a letter through its lawyer,
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File;

saying it will NOT build a hog farm on 550 acres.
Last month Supervisors asked G-I-S not to come.
Local residents were in an uproar over the potential for pollution from the hogs.
But the letter from G-I-S extends an invitation for officials to come see one of their farms to clear up misconceptions about hog breeding.
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School-Schedules


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=Education


Just two weeks into the school year, many students at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke County have had their schedules changed.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A collapse of the school's computer system and the failure to have an adequate backup of the program left administrators scrambling to get everyone in the right classes.
This all happened just a few days before school started.
Cave Spring's principal says that after burning the midnight oil and working over the past two weekends, the schedules should be straightened out.
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((DR. MARTHA COBBLE/PRINCIPAL: OVERALL THINGS WENT VERY WELL, CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITIES, I THINK THINGS WENT VERY WELL. STUDENTS DID RECEIVE NEW SCHEDULES. IN SOME CASES THEY HAD THE SAME TEACHERS. IN SOME CASES THEY HAD A TEACHER BUT AT A DIFFERENT PERIOD, AND IN SOME CASES THEY HAD A NEW TEACHER FOR THE FIRST TIME.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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For the first few weeks of school many students had the wrong classes, no lunch periods, and extra study halls.
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Virginians get another chance to prepay for their children's educations. And
this time Grandparents can join in, (---------------)
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and we'll see what it means to employees and customers as a 75-year old Roanoke business fails to open.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Jones


Former Virginia attorney general candidate Gil Davis wants out.
Davis and fellow attorney Joe Cammarata are asking an Arkansas federal judge to let them withdraw as counsel to Paula Jones.
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SUPER=@file;


Davis says the request is about "fundamental differences of opinion" he and Cammarata have with Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton.
He says the move has "nothing to do with the legal merits" of Jones' claims against the President, in which he continues to have full confidence.
Paula Jones says, through a spokeswoman, that Davis and Cammarata urged her to accept a settlement of 700- thousand dollars and a vague statement of regret for any damage to her reputation.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Gil Davis spent over a million dollars of his own money to come in fourth out of four in Virginia's Republican primary for attorney general in June.

Bird


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A former High School math teacher has filed a one- million dollar lawsuit against Bland County.
Lawyers for Thomas N. Bird say he was "taunted and beaten bloody by a delinquent student," then fired for trying to defend himself.
All this happened on the last day of school two years ago. It started when Seventeen year old Samuel Blankenship made an obscene gesture at Bird- -according to the complaint filed Friday in federal court.
Superintendent Jack Gold concluded- -at the time- -that Bird should be fired for striking Blankenship. Bird says he tried to defend himself, but denies assaulting the student.

Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Today is the first of a new 90- day enrollment period for Virginia's one year-old Prepaid Education Program.
And with it come some major new benefits.
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The 1997 General Assembly voted to make the prepaid tuition contracts exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally exempt.
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SOT 11:14:04
IN Q=Another enhancement

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: ANOTHER ENHANCEMENT COMING FROM THE 1997 LEGISLATION IS THE ABILITY TO APPLY YOUR VPEP BENEFITS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL.))
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The program will now let grandparents and other Virginians buy a contract for a child outside of Virginia -- even if he or she uses it at an out-of-state school.
And anyone who's paid into the program for three years or more, and drops out, will now get interest refunded as well as prepayments.
Also this fall, a poster contest for students.
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IN Q=The grand prize

((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT. SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED A TWO-YEAR AND ONE-YEAR UNIVERSITY CONTRACT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond;
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Last fall, 16- thousand one year or longer contracts were purchased for Virginia students.
The official estimate for today's three year-old is that four years of tuition and fees at a Virginia university will top 55- thousand dollars.

Shepherds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


Shepherd's Auto Supply never opened for business today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Signs on the door and a recording on the office phone say the store will be closed for the week for "inventory."
That was news to employees, however. They were surprised to find the doors locked when they arrived for work this morning.
The company recently erected signs touting its 75th Anniversary.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Some Shepherds employees went to the unemployment office to file a claim for compensation.
Federal law requires employers with 100 or more employees to give workers 60 days notice of a MASS layoff.
The highly- regarded auto parts company reportedly got heavily into debt and went through some management changes recently, but customers expressed surprise and dismay that the stores were closed.

Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


Optical Cable of Roanoke County has signed another big contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The company has a new agreement with a South Korean firm that will purchase its high durability fiber optic cable.
SUPER=@File;


Optical Cable C-E-O Bob Kopstein says the order from (DAY-ho NET-ih-zens) is the largest one it has ever received from a new customer.
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SOT 00:47:27
IN Q=The significant

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IS THAT THIS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT'S INITIAL STOCKING QUANTITY IS TWICE AS LARGE AS ANY WE'VE DONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, IN THE UNITED STATES OR OUTSIDE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
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OUT Q=or outside.
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Optical Cable also recently signed a deal to distribute its products through a Japanese company.
These two contracts are significant for the company.
It enables it to get into the tough- to- penetrate southeast Asia market.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street today, a strong showing in blue chip stocks pushed the entire market higher. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW was up 13 points, closing at 78-hundred-35.
NASDAQ gained 10 points.
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united-way


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=United Way


The United Way of the Roanoke Valley is looking to raise six million dollars.
It's the largest goal ever in the history of the organization.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff was on hand to kick off the 1997 fund drive today.
He congratulated 19 companies that have already raised more than nine hundred thousand dollars.
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((SAM HUFF/NFL HALL OF FAMER: I SAW ALL THESE FIGURES GO UP THERE. I DIDN'T REALIZE THERE WAS THAT MUCH MONEY IN ROANOKE! IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, ISN'T IT?))
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This year, United Way organizers want contributors to give an extra 25 cents a day.
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SOT 4:04:04
IN Q=to help people

((ROBERT LEE/GENERAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR: TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH THE UNITED WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Lee/United Way Campaign Chair;
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The United Way exceeded its goal the past two years.
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Sports tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the trade winds are blowing for the Express, the Cowboys can't get over last night's drubbing in the desert,
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and the Virginia cavaliers reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of their opening season 28-17 loss to 16th ranked Auburn.
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Steve
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA FB


A sub par pass rush, poor red zone play, and a few key mental errors are just a few areas the Virginia football coaching staff will fine tune this week as the Cavaliers prepare for Richmond. Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville the week after an opening season loss to Auburn.
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.
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S-Raiders


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=RAIDERS/CHIEFS


The week two fun the in NFL comes to a close tonight as the Raiders host the Chiefs.
The Raiders are the most successful team in the history of Monday Night Football, and no one likes playing in Oakland, especially at night.
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((GREG HILL/CHIEFS RUNNING BACK:))
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


If you went to bed a little early last night, you were no doubt a little more than shocked this morning when you heard that the Cowboys had lost to the Cardinals.
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SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/TNT; :00


Afterall, thanks to plays like this one from the Cowboys defense that allows Chad Hennings to score, the Boys had a 22-to-7 lead late in the third quarter.
But back come the Cards - Kent Graham to Frank Sanders. It's a 7 yard TD and it's now 22-to-14.
Then Graham goes to Pat Carter with the one yard toss to make it a 22-to-20 game.
You know they are going for two, and they decide to throw it as Graham hits Rob Moore to send the game to overtime tied at 22.
And there's a reason the Cowboys were stunned.
SUPER=30-Dallas/22/Phoenix/25;


Kevin Butler with the 20 yard potential game winner -- OFF the upright and through the posts. The Cardinals stun the Boys 25-to-22.
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S-Giants


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=GIANTS


The New York Giants also suffered a couple of losses yesterday.
Along with getting drubbed by the Jaguars,
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SUPER=04-NFL; :00


top draft pick Ike Hilliard, the former Florida Gator sprained his neck on this scary looking play.
Doctors say the sprain will keep him on the bench for six weeks, and he must wear a brace for much of that time.
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S-Local


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=NFL


As for the Druck and Tiki watch yesterday, neither had exceptional stats, and only one got a win.
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SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Fox; :00


Jim Druckenmiller got his first career start and threw one touchdown pass and three interceptions in the Niners 15-to-12 win over the Rams.
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Fox;


Tiki Barber scored his second career TD against the Jaguars, but he was held to just 17 yards on 11 carries in New York's 40-to-13 loss to the Jags.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS

The Roanoke Express is continuing to shape its roster for the upcoming season.
This afternoon the team traded defenseman Doug Searle to the Pee Dee Pride for Kelly Hollingshead.
The move opens up a veteran spot on the roster,
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and word is that the team is ready to sign popular goalie Daniel Berthieume, the one time L.A. King.
Berthieume, starred for the Express during the 1995-96 season when at one point he won seven straight games.
The formal announcement of his return as a backup for Dave Gagnon should come this Thursday morning.
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Promo


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
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Residents are fighting to keep a slaughterhouse from opening up in Botetourt County.
(toss to jean)
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom.
Jean, this slaughterhouse would be in the community of Dudley stretch?
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Yes it would Keith -- but Donald Griffith says he'll only slaughter two cows a week.
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So he says people in the community will barely notice.
But some residents have promised to protest against the slaughterhouse.
They'll do that tonight to the County planning commission-- which meets later on.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll find out what happens, Plus pictures from that Ferry sinking off the Haitian coast- all coming up on News 7 at eleven. Keith?
ANCHOR=keith

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