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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#news heads
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News-7 at Six is next--
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A man who played a role in a car bombing that killed a toddler 22 years ago will spend time behind bars.
And "Operation Fall Harvest" nets more than a hundred suspects in Halifax COunty's largest drug bust.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, it race weekend begins tomorrow in Martinsville, Steve Mason has a preview of this weekend's UVA-UNC showdown.
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And Marv Albert's trial ends after a plea bargain.
Hours later so does his career, as NBC fires him.
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TALENT=Robin
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Our soaking rains have moved out but the ground will be wet indeed in the desert southwest. Details just ahead.

Helvestine


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


Frank (Helve-steen) Helvestine is heading to prison for his role in a fatal bombing more than 20 years ago.
The 76 year old defendant was sentenced to 12 years in prison today.
Double Boxes=Jean/Joe Microwave


Joe Dashiell covered the hearing and reports tonight from the Roanoke County courthouse.
LIVE=Joe Full
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Salem;

Joe adlibs ((Rollcue: his role and responsibility.))
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Joe adlibs
Double Boxes=Jean/Joe


Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


State and local police converged on Halifax County today for a major drug bust, armed with lists of suspected dealers.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret has followed this story today and she joins us now.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Jean, the Halifax Sheriff calls it the biggest drug bust in county history.
It targets 121 people and as of 5:30, the sheriff's department had made 38 arrests.
Police expect to make more as people come home for dinner.
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((YEAH, I HOPE YOU GET IT ALL, TOO, BECAUSE I'VE NEVER SOLD DRUGS IN MY LIFE))
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State and local police have been planning Operation Fall Harvest for a year and a half...
It's their chance to round up suspected sellers of crack cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs.
The Sheriff says no one resisted arrest, and he hopes the convicted drug dealers get tough sentences.
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SOT 20:16:54
IN Q=That's a pretty severe

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: THAT'S A PRETTY SEVERE SLAP IN THE FACE ... A FREE MAN))
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Police also searched cars and houses, seizing drugs, firearms and vehicles.
Some suspects turned themselves in to the police department.
This weekend, investigators plan to cross county or state lines to catch the remaining suspects.
The Sheriff says drug sales should drop in the near future.
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((I WOULD HOPE ... OFF THE STREET))
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LIVE=Tina Full/Microwave
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Officials say the highlight of the investigation was the arrest of Kenneth Lee Traynham on SIX charges of conspiracy and distribution.
Traynham was allegedly found with $25,000 worth of crack cocaine.
The Sheriff says next, he'll target people who have tried to buy drugs from the dealers.
(Jean question: Where are all these people being held?

Tina ad lib)

81-Wreck


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Fatal ax


State Police say the driver in a fatal tractor-trailor wreck last night fell asleep at the wheel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


The accident happened along an overpass on Interstate-81 in Roanoke County.
Officials say driver Carol Reece Browne woke up upon impact but was killed when the truck burst into flames.
For some truck drivers, the incident is a reminder of safety concerns along the highway.
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SOT 15.29.40 - 15.29.54
IN Q=My experience in

((RUFUS GREEN/INDEPENDENT TRUCK DRIVER: MY EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING IS YOU USE YOUR COMMON KNOWLEDGE, COMMON SENSE. AT THE SAME THERE ARE OTHER VEHICLES AROUND YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO CONTEND WITH. SO, NOW ONLY ARE YOU DRIVING FOR YOURSELF BUT YOU'RE DRIVING FOR EVERYONE AROUND YOU.))
SUPER=01-Rufus Green/Independent Truck Driver;
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OUT Q=everyone around you.
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VO-NAT


Department of Motor Vehicle statistics for the state of Virginia show that there were 72 fatal accidents last year involving tractor trailors.
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Rentch


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#
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Treca Rentch WASN'T driving the evening her seven year old daughter, Samantha, was thrown from the back of a pick- up truck and killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


But testimony that Rentch knew the driver had been drinking and allowed her three children to ride in the back was enough for a judge to certify felony child abuse charges to a grand jury.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


A Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy, who witnessed the May 24th accident near Shawsville, says he found empty and full beer cans, as well as marijuana in the truck's cab, where Rentch was riding.
Rentch's family and estranged husband were at today's hearing.
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(( ))
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SUPER=01-William Rentch/Samantha's Father; :13
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ANCHOR=JEAN
SS=NONE


Rentch's boyfriend, Christopher Fisher, was driving the truck.
He was charged with driving under the influence and possesion of marijuana.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Governor Allen says sick fish in Virginia waters do NOT have "pfiesteria"
(fee-STEER-ee-uh). We'll have that in a moment,
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and even though the governor's race is too close to call, we'll tell you why one of the candidates believes he's the underdog.
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Govs-Race


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The polls keep showing Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer in a dead heat for governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But now, one of the candidates says he's the underdog.
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SOT 11:16:16
IN Q=I believe

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I BELIEVE VERY SERIOUSLY THAT WITH NO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX PLAN AT ALL, I COULD WIN. BUT I'M STILL A DEMOCRAT IN A VERY REPUBLICAN STATE. SO THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A VERY UPHILL BATTLE. AND I'LL ALWAYS BE THE UNDERDOG.))
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OUT Q=the underdog.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says Beyer's right.
And if he loses, it's because -- in Sabato's words -- he "caved" and came up with a tax cut of his own.
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SOT 12:07:12
IN Q=But I think

((BUT I THINK HE FORGOT ABOUT THE ROBB-COLEMAN RACE IN 1981, WHERE COLEMAN CAME OUT AGAINST ALL NEW TAXES, AND ROBB SAID THAT'S NOT FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. I DON'T WANT TO RAISE TAXES, BUT I'M GOING TO KEEP MY OPTIONS OPEN. AND THAT WON THE DAY. AND BEYER COULD HAVE PURSUED THAT ARGUMENT. HE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T BE IN ANY WORSE POSITION THAN HE IS TODAY. AND HE QUITE POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN THE FRONTRUNNER.))
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst;
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OUT Q=been the frontrunner.
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VO-NAT


Sabato says voters should expect negative ads from both over the next five weeks.
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Sick-Fish


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


Fish with lesions and missing flesh have shown up in the James River in Richmond.
But until Virginia's new lab is set up to analyze what's making fish sick, Governor George Allen is NOT ready to draw many conclusions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But he believes it's NOT the toxic "pfiesteria" (fee-STEER-ee-uh) that's
being found up and down the east coast. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:30:53
IN Q=There needs

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE NEEDS TO BE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF SALINITY IN THE WATER FOR PFIESTERIA TO LIVE. AND THERE'S NOT ANY SALINITY IN THE WATER, IN THE JAMES RIVER UP HERE AROUND RICHMOND.))
SUPER=@Allen
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OUT Q=around Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


If that's true, it means Virginia waterways, far from the Chesapeake Bay, could have other problems the research into fish kills like these won't even address.
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SOT 12:35:46
IN Q=You know

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLING IT PFIESTERIA HYSTERIA. IT'S ACTUALLY PRONOUNCED FEE-STERIA --IS THE ACTUAL PRONUNCIATION. THERE'S AN UNDERSTANDABLE AND LOGICAL REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE FEARFUL OF THINGS THEY DON'T KNOW.))
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OUT Q=don't know.
TALENT=Jean
SS=NONE


The Governor says that fear has caused seafood sales in the Chesapeake region to drop by about a third.

Roanoke-Gas


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Gas


A change at the top for one of Roanoke's best known companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The board at Roanoke Gas has elected John Williamson its new president and C-E-O.
He succeeds Frank Farmer, who will retire next year.
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SOT 11:44:53
IN Q=Our objective

((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS PRESIDENT-ELECT: OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO BE PROFITABLE ENOUGH AND VALUABLE ENOUGH AS A NICHE PLAYER IN WESTERN VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA SUCH THAT OUR GROWTH AND OUR PROFITABILITY IS SATISFACTORY TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS SO THAT THEY SEE US STANDING ALONE AS A STRONG ENOUGH INVESTMENT.))
SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas President-Elect;
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OUT Q=investment.
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VO-NAT


Williamson joined the company five years ago.
Prior to that he worked in the public sector, as an administrator in Botetourt and Nelson counties.
SUPER=@File;


Roanoke Gas was founded in 1883.
It serves 60- thousand customers in Virginia and West Virginia.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street today, rising interest rates and concerns about inflation sent the stock market lower today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW lost nearly 59 points to close for the day at 78-hundred-48.
NASDAQ fell back as well, dropping eight and a-half points.
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Ad-Fed


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Advertising Federation and the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Roanoke are teaming up to stop child abuse.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Ad-Fed is a volunteer organization of communications and graphics professionals.
The Roanoke chapter announced this week that child abuse will now be the sole focus of its public service efforts.
The Child Abuse Prevention Council wants it stressed that physical and sexual abuse aren't its only concerns. The campaign will also focus on emotional abuse and neglect.
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SOT 17:25:19
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((SHANNON BRABHAM: THOSE ARE WHAT'S OFTEN FORGOTTEN, PARTICULARLY THE EMOTIONAL PART OF IT AND THE PHYSICAL NEGLECT PART OF IT. WHILE THE MOST COMMON FORM OF MALTREATMENT, ITS DEFINITELY THE LEAST FOCUSED ON.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Columbia Lewis-Gale Medical Center has donated fifteen-thousand dollars to the campaign.

Old-Vet


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke resident is sharing his memories from 80-years ago ...when he was a soldier in World War One.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


97-year old Roy Shartzer may be the last living veteran of the first world war in the area.
The Virginia National Guard's 116th Infantry is honoring Shartzer by inviting the special guest to the outfit's anniversary next month.
Today, guardsmen and family members listened as Shartzer shared stories of his war days.
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((VERNA HASKINS/DAUGHTER OF WWI VET:I JUST THINK IT'S REALLY NICE FOR HIM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AND I THINK IT'LL MAKE HIM FEEL BETTER AND BRING A LITTLE JOY TO HIM. I REALLY DO))
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VO-NAT


Shartzer was born and raised in Roanoke.
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Sports tease


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


Tonight in sports, NBC fires Marv Albert after he enters a plea agreement, the Super Trucks and Winston Cup cars are invading Martinsville this weekend for the Hanes 250 and Hanes 500.
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VO-NAT


and a sea of blue awaits the Virginia cavaliers in Chapel Hill. A preview of how the Wahoos stack up against the fifth ranked Tarheels is coming up in sports.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


The 1 and 1 Virginia Cavaliers face the fifth ranked North Carolina Tarheels Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Steve Mason has a preview of the Cavs ACC opener.
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((UNC's quarterback Oscar davenport has combined with Chris Keldorf for nearly 700 passing yards in the first three games. Davenport is sixth in the nation in pass efficiency; and with a stock dangerous, veteran receivers like Octavus Barnes, L.C. Stevens, Jason peace and Nate Brown; Virginia defenders have their work cut out for them. ((:)) North Carolina's defense is on fire; rated number 2 in the country in total yards allowed; yielding under 200 a game. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Cavaliers have posted a 9 and 8 record in games following an off week. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Nascar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE 50TH


The Martinsville Speedway's 50th anniversary celebration continues tomorrow as Hanes race weekend officially opens at the Henry County track.
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pinnacle board
Tomorrow fans can get an eyeful of both the Super Trucks and the Winston Cup cars with practice beginning at 9:30 tomorrow morning.
Qualifying for the Cup cars begins at 3 o'clock, and right after that around four, the Craftsman Truck series time trials get underway.
And don't forget the speedway has 12 thousand 50th anniversary commemorative pole day tickets on sale at $10 bucks a piece.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; :00


The super trucks have spent a good part of this month at the track turning some hot laps in preparation for their only stop in Martinsville this season.
Jack Sprague has the series points lead by 95 points over Rick Bickle.
The two are battling down to the wire with five races to go.
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((RICH BICKLE/SECOND IN POINTS RACE:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Martinsville 50th


Tickets for the truck race are unreserved and priced at $25 a piece. They are $5 for kids ages 6 to 12.
Also, don't forget 8 thousand unreserved seats go on sale Sunday morning at 7:30 for the Hanes 500 Cup race.

S-Park


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7=7
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 18th; :00


One car to keep an eye on this weekend is the Coors Chevy that will be driven not by Robby Gordon, but rather Steve Park, the regular Busch series driver in the Goodwrench car.
Park is subbing for Gordon this week and tonight's you can race against him at the Thunder Valley go cart track in Salem.
He's there from 6:30-to-9.
We'll hear from Park tonight at 11.
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S-Albert


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=MARV ALBERT


The Marv Albert case in Arlington, that was getting more bizarre each day, abruptly ended this afternoon after the NBC broadcaster pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault and battery charge as part of a plea agreement.
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SUPER=03-Arlington; :00


Albert entered the plea after prosecutors agreed to drop the sodomy charge he also faced.
Albert still faces a possible year in jail and a fine.
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((MARV ALBERT/NBC SPORTSCASTER:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold albert


Those remarks turned out to be a bit premature.
Just hours after making that statement, NBC fired Albert.

S-Sox


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=MLB


The American League East was clinched last night by the Orioles and today a couple of teams preparing for their vacations hooked up in Detroit.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Red Sox vs. Tigers; :00


Mo Vaughn keyed a three run seventh inning for the Sox as he hit his 35th homerun of the season, as the Sox win it 3-to-1.
But the real winner was Steve Avery, who started his his 18th game of the year. No big deal except that the 18 starts trigger a contract incentive for
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Avery that will pay him $3 point 9 million bucks next season.
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