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ANCHOR=Keith

Winter weather may not be so severe this time, but we'll see if people are ready for it anyway.
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VO-NAT


State and local police praise one another for cooperating in yesterday's high-speed chase- -they also noted the driving skills of the woman they arrested. We'll tell you what happened to her and her husband today... on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Virginia Tech assistant coach J.P. Grimes talks about his return to the Hokie football team, the N-H-L's Carolina Hurricanes have launched a promotion to increase attendance--
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And just a few moments ago, Baseball's American League named its M-V-P of the year.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Most areas will not see snow tonight, but the western highlands and New River valleys are good bets for snow and sleet. Show you why in a moment.

Snow-Preps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Western Virginia may get its first taste of winter tonight. The forecast is calling for cold rain, some snow and the threat of icy conditions overnight.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell joins us with more.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


For the latest on the forecast let's check in with Robin Reed.


MCU WEATHER CENTER= ROBIN



WXPRO/FULL= WEATHER MAPS


TOSS TO KEITH

L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An early- morning domestic dispute ended in murder in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


27- year- old Sandra Allen is charged with fatally stabbing her husband during an argument last night.
33- year- old Lawrence Eugene Allen died from a knife wound to the chest. It happened at a friend's apartment on Rivermont Avenue.
Authorities say they'd been called in before to handle disputes between the recently- married couple.
Sandra Allen was appointed an attorney during a brief court appearance this afternoon.
She remains held without bond in the Lynchburg city jail.
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Floyd-Vandalism


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=None


Two Floyd County high school students face felony vandalism charges tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd/Monday;


The charges come after residents of a predominantly black neighborhood found orange paint splattered on their cars and homes this weekend.
Normally vandalism like this is a misdemeanor, but the Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney says felony charges were warranted because the two white students purposely targeted a black neighborhood.
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Authorities are not identifying the two teenagers, but Williams says one will be tried as a juvenile and the other as an adult.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


If convicted, both would face time in jail.

Chase-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


The two suspects in yesterday's high speed chase from Christiansburg to Roanoke were in court this morning.
Heather Worthington will be held without bond.
Her husband John waived extradition, and will go to Pennsylvania to face theft and fraud charges.
Tonight Eric Earnhart has more on the chase that brought them to justice.
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(( Police say this is how it's supposed to work... suspects in custody...
No one hurt, not even a scratch on anyone's car...
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; THE COMMUNICATION OFFICERS ARE THE KEY, AND THEY JUST DID A TREMENDOUS JOB YESTERDAY, OF KEEPING EACH OTHER INFORMED AND IT JUST FELL TOGETHER. ))
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From the Christiansburg police parking lot, down 81 to Salem, and through 5 different jurisdictions... officers kept track, yet kept their distance.

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((SGT. KIM ALBERT/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; ALL THE WAY IT WENT DOWN TO ROANOKE, FROM THE TIME WE LEFT HERE TO THE TIME WE GOT TO ROANOKE, WE JUST HAD EXCELLENT ASSISTANCE AND EXCELLENT PEOPLE THAT WERE HELPING US. ))
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State police decided against deploying spikes to deflate the car's tires... afraid a civilian might run across it in the heavy traffic.

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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; AND HAVE A CITIZEN THERE IN THE VICINITY OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A VIOLENT SITUATION AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE ARREST, BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A PERSON'S POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE.))
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Police also say Heather Worthington's driving skill helped them...
Satisfied she was able to control the car in heavy traffic, they followed and waited until they had officers in place to block her path and force her to stop.
Officers say this case shows police pursuits can be effective, with common sense, cooperation, and control.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


You'll need more change next time you're at a pay phone in Virginia. We'll have the story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and help for children who have Attention Deficit Disorder. Local stores that stock a non-drug alternative treatment say the products are selling well.
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Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic


The next time you make a call on a pay phone, you might find yourself digging a little deeper in your pockets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File;
from tape # 97-58


Starting today, Bell Atlantic is hiking the cost of a pay-phone call in Virginia from 25 to 35-cents.
Bell Atlantic says this is the first time it has raised rates since 19-84.
A federal law passed last year deregulated pay-phones.
That means it's up to the companies that own the phones to determine rates.
Bell Atlantic says it took a "long, hard" look at the Virginia market and decided 35-cents was a fair rate.
The company says it will take up to 90-days to phase in the new rates.
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Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Some of the 18 people injured when a balcony collapsed at the University of Virginia have filed claims seeking damages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-May 1997


The attorneys involved say at least six claims are already on record and three more will be filed next week.
One person died in the collapse, moments before graduation, and 18 others were injured.
A corroded iron rod that had supported the veranda snapped, plunging about two dozen people onto a concrete walkway 15 feet below.
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3-Fathers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Dads From a Distance


Children almost always come out the victims in child custody cases--often too young to understand why mom and dad no longer get along, and yet old enough to feel the loss of security of having both parents in the home.
Recent studies show the difficulties of growing up without dad. Take Fullscreen Dads From a Distance
Stacey Martin has more in part three of Dads From a Distance.
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((CINDY EWING/PARENTS DIVORCED: I HAD A TOUGH TIME FOR A WHILE. I GUESS THAT FORTUNATELY I WAS ABLE TO PRETTY MUCH KEEP MYSELF ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW, GO THROUGH COLLEGE AND BE AT LEAST SUCCESSFUL IN MY MIND. MY BROTHER WAS NOT SO FORTUNATE. AS A MATTER OF FACT HE'S IN PRISON RIGHT NOW. AND, I REALLY DO ATTRIBUTE A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE DIVORCE, THE CUSTODY BATTLE AND NOT HAVING BOTH PARENTS THERE TO GUIDE HIM TO THE RESULTS. ))
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Child development experts are now finding out what many adult children of divorce already know-- fathers are important to the healthy development of their youngsters.
In a 1996 Gallup Poll on Fathering, 90 percent of the respondents generally agreed that "Fathers make unique contributions to their children's lives."
And, almost 80 percent acknowledged that "the most significant family, or social problem facing America is the physical absence of the father from the home."
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((SALLIE NOONKESTER/COUNSELOR: BASICALLY I GUESS GOD GAVE US TWO PARENTS FOR A REASON AND A SECURE ENVIRONMENT WITH TWO PARENTS AND ROLE MODELS FOR HOW WOMEN AND MEN COMMUNICATE AND WORK TOGETHER--ROLE MODELS FOR HOW TO BE A MAN AND HOW TO BE A WOMAN, FOR HOW TO RELATE TO THE OPPOSITE SEX PARENT AND ALL THAT'S DISTORTED.))
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Many divorced mothers say they can't make up for what a child misses when their father has little contact with his son or daughter but some blame fathers for the absence.
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((LARA DUMIRE: IF THE FATEHRS WOULD TAKE AS MUCH RESPONSIBILITY AS THE MOTHERS DO, THEN WE WOULDN'T BE WHERE WE'RE AT NOW.))
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Some counselors say society's view of mom as the homemaker and dad as the breadwinner has changed but that other social changes have had a greater impact.
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((PAT DAVIDSON/COUNSELOR: I DON'T KNOW IF THE ANSWER IS BECAUSE THE DADS ARE MORE PERIPHERAL THAN THEY USED TO BE IT JUST SEEMS THAT DIVORCE, THERE ARE MORE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN SPLIT APART BY DIVORCE THAN THERE WERE 50 YEARS.. IT'S NOT IT DOESN'T HAVE THE TABOO, IT'S NOT SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE LIKE IT USED TO BE.))
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Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom
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Some fathers say they're aware of the effect they have on their chidren's lives and are trying to become involved, but it's difficult squeezing extra minutes into limited visitation schedules.
Double Boxes=Keith and Stacey/Newsroom


Keith, tomorrow on Dads from a Distance, we'll look into ways fathers can get the most out of the moments they have with their youngsters.

Stocks


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


Stocks fell sharply as another rocky day on foreign markets overshadowed the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The Department of Veterans Affairs has named a new director for V-A Medical Center in Salem.
He's Dr. Stephen Lemons, a career employee who's been working in Washington.
Lemons' most recent job for the V-A was Deputy Undersecretary for Benefits.
The Salem hospital has had an acting director since John Presley was forced out on sexual harassment charges.

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Medical News


A disturbing trend for many parents whose children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder is that the children become dependent on stimulant drugs.
Now, traditional drug therapy like Ritalin is being replaced more frequently with naturally derived alternatives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Local stores that sell these non-drug compounds say they are the most popular items on the shelf.
Clinical Psychologist Lisa Teegarden says using a combination of methods to treat behavioral disorders has proven to be effective.
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((DR.LISA TEEGARDEN/PSYCHOLOGIST:YOU'RE GIVING THEM TECHNIQUES, YOU'RE GIVING THEM SOME SKILLS SO THAT THEY CAN DO BETTER, I MEAN THEY STILL HAVE TO WANT TO DO BETTER BUT I THINK IT'S BETTER TO HELP A CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM SOME TECHNIQUES OTHER THAN JUST SAYING THAT THEY'RE BAD.))
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Pediatricians note there is still no evidence that proves the non-drug alternatives work.
And they say drugs like Ritalin, Dexedrine and Cylert are still the best way to treat "ADD" symptoms.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Floyd County's Travis Cantrell is going to the Citadel to play basketball The N-H-L's Tampa Bay lighting has a new head coach.
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And the Roanoke Express family gets even bigger today with the addition of a player and a new radio station.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=NHL Logo


The N-H-L's Tampa Bay Lighting has named its new head coach.
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SUPER=04-NHL; :


The Lighting is turning to two time N-H-L coach of the year Jacques Demers as their new head coach.
He replaces Rick Paterson, who's been leading the team on an interim basis for six games since Terry Crisp was fired.
Demers takes over a team that is winless in its last 13 games including six straight losses under Paterson.
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S-Cantrell


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-10
GRAPHIC=high school basketball


One high school boys basketball note. Today; Floyd County guard Travis Cantrell signed a letter of intent to play college for the Citadel.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/1997 State Championship; :00


Cantrell averaged 20 points and 6 assists per game last season for the Buffaloes. He wa also selected to the first team all state roster.
Today marked the first day a high school player could sign to play college basketball.
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S-Grimes


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=VT FB


Less than a month after having emergency triple bypass surgery, Hokie assistant coach J.B. Grimes was back at work.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 1; :00


Grimes rejoined the team in the press box on November 1st, he was there again this past Saturday against Miami.
After the game, he said his heart condition was a real reality check.
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S-MVP


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball


Seattle Mariners center fielder Ken Griffey Junior is this year's American League Most Valuble Player.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-MLB;


Griffey led the league with 56 home runs this season.
He also batted .304 with 147 RBI's.
Griffey led the Mariners to their second A-L West title in three years.
He also added his eighth Gold Glove.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=HOLD


The Yankees Tino Martinex came in second.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express added a radio station and a veteran player today.
Steve Mason has more on some growing pains this franchise can easily tolerate.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THa
TAPE#Promo


They've seen several traffic fatalities along the road where they live, and now one group of neighbors wants something done about it.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in our newsroom with details.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, residents who live along Route 114 in Montgomery County are taking their concerns to local lawmakers tonight.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;
The homeowners will present a petition---


Over the past three years-- ten people have died in traffic accidents along the road-- which stretches from Christiansburg to Radford.
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((RONNIE SHEPARD/LOCAL HOMEOWNER:IT'S LIKE THE OLD GENTLEMAN ACROSS THE STREET, HE'S 84 YEARS OLD AND I CAN'T EVEN WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO SEE HIM, I'M AFRAID TO GO ACROSS THE STREET AND THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AND DO IT FAST. ))
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The Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at the Montgomery County courthouse.
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LIve=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have the story, and more tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith