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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll tap into citizen input on A-E-P's high-voltage power line through Tazewell County- -a LIVE report on that.
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And a NEWS-7 preview from Governor Gilmore. We'll get him to outline how HE intends to go about proclaiming Confede

rate History month.[Sports-Head]


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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in with a LIVE pregame report from the Roundhouse as the Express looks to wrap up the first divisional title in franchise history.
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Plus, Ronald Curry heads south instead of west as he signs scholarship papers to play football at the University of North Carolina.
We'll hear from him tonight in sports.
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Statewide it's tornado awareness day but the forecast is much kinder and gentler. Show you why in a moment.[WX-Head]

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Statewide it's tornado awareness day but the forecast is much kinder and gentler. Show you why in a moment.[Power-Li

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Today was the first day in what promises to be a busy month for the State Corporation Commission.
The agency began a series of hearings to get public input on a plan to build a high voltage power line through Southewest Virginia.
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Scott Goldberg was at today's hearing. He joins us now from Tazewell County.
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Prosecutors are doubling up on charges to punish parents who drive drunk with their children in the car.
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34-year-old Patricia Long was convicted today of driving under the influence and of endangering her children's lives.
She wrecked on Route 614 near Arcadia last October, with four children in the back seat.
Her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: IT'S A WAY TO MAKE THE CRIME OF D-U-I MUCH MORE SERIOUS WHEN THERE ARE CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE. I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IT USED A LOT MORE AROUND HERE AS TIME GOES ON.))
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Peggy Dalton and her child were riding in the car.
Dalton was also drunk and apparently tossed out an empty beer carton after the accident.
Long's husband says Dalton should also be charged with risking HER child's life, by letting him ride with a drunk driver.
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((DEWAYNE LONG/DEFENDANT'S HUSBAND: RIGHT NOW MY INSURANCE COMPANY IS LOOKING TO SETTLE WITH HER FOR AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MONEY. IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE SHE'S BEING REWARDED AND MY WIFE IS BEING PUNISHED.))
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The commonwealth's attorney says there was not enough evidence to charge Dalton.
Long will be sentenced on June first.
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ABC officials say it is the biggest liquor bust in Franklin County in recent history.
Last night agents arrested 42-year old Stuart Adkins of Penhook and confiscated nearly 15-hundred gallons of moonshine from three different locations.
Today armed with a search warrant they found three thousand more in a garage on Adkins' porperty.
Authorities are still looking for the still.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, an accused raptist escapes prosecution again,
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and a local rescue squad tries a new approach to guarantee it has enough volunteers to serve the community.
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A Virginia death row inmate now has the support of a former First Lady and a local college professor in his campaign to save his life.
Rosalynn Carter is asking Governor Jim Gilmore to intervene on behalf of Ronald Watkins, who is scheduled to die tomorrow for the 1988 murder of William McCauley of Danville. Watkins killed McCauley during a robbery of McCauley's business. Watkins was on parole at the time.
William Geimer, a Washington and Lee University law professor, has filed a clemency petition with the Governor. He notes Watkins has accepted responsibility for his crime and has become a born again Christian.
But the victim's father says Watkins' punishment is appropriate.

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On Wall Street today, the stock market regained most of yesterday's losses. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The DOW gained over 88 points to close at 89-hundred-four.
NASDAQ climbed nearly 20 points.
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Tornado recovery continues today for people who live along Virginia's southern border.
At the same time, some counties are preparing for the possibility of future twisters.
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Pittsylvania County took part today in a state-wide tornado drill.
All schools.. including Stony Mill Elementary.. were put on alert.
When they heard the warning bells, students and teachers filed out of their classrooms and into the hallways.
They crouched into position with their hands over their heads to protect themselves from flying debris.
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Pittsylvania County's emergency services director says if you're at home during a tornado watch, get into a position just like these children.
But do it in the lowest, center-most point of your house, away from any windows.
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It's every teenager's dream.. to be surprised with a new car on their 16th birthday.
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The dream came true today for one Bedford County girl, Megan Bosiger (BOZ-ih-jur).
Bosiger's parents bought her the first NEW Volkswagen Beetle to be sold in central Virginia.
Megan's father said they just wanted to make her 16th birthday something to remember.
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((VIC BOSIGER/FATHER: I NEVER HAD A BUG WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, BUT I DID HAVE A V-W BUS. BUT THE CAR JUST HAS SO MUCH CHARACTER AND IT'S JUST AN EXCITING LITTLE CAR, IT'S REALLY A NEAT LITTLE CAR.)) ((MEGAN BOSIGER/NEW CAR OWNER: I JUST THOUGHT THEY WERE NEAT- LOOKING AND I REALLY LIKE THE NEW ONES, AND I LIKE THE OLD ONES TOO.))
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Lynchburg's Volkswagen dealer says he already has 15 of the new Beetles ordered and sold.
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Coming up tonight in sports, Ronald Curry picks the Heels over the Hoos and says he will play both sports at Carolina.
And the Roanoke Express looks to claim its first ever divisional title tonight at the Roundhouse, where Steve Mason is anxiously awaiting the start of tonight's game.
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Ronald Curry the nation's top high school football and basketball player officially told UVa fans what they've been expecting to hear for months - that he no longer plans to be a Cavalier.
At an afternoon news conference at the Norfolk Scope, Curry said that he considered the football
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programs at both UVa and UNC equals. He says that he had resigned himself to the fact that he would play little at either school next season with quarterbacks Aaron Brooks and Oscar Davenport each returning for his senior year.
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Curry is in Norfolk preparing to play in tomorrow night's McDonald's all-star game. Last night he put on quite a show in the slam dunk contest at Hampton high school.
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Curry officially signed football scholarship papers today. He will play both sports as a freshman at UNC next season.


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The Express is one win away from hanging a division championship banner from the raftors. But Richmond stands in Roanoke's way. [DOUBLE BOX/MIKE AND STEVE MICROWAVE]
Steve Mason joins us from the Round House with a pre game report on a game that could have many positves for the Express. Steve. [STEVE AD LIBS INTO PACKAGE]
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Mike; your exactly right; the benifits to an Express win are three fold tonight. A victory and Roanoke hangs a divsion championship banner for the frist time in franchise history. Also; the Express would clinch home ice for the first and second round of the playoffs; and Roanoke would move into a tie for first place in the Northern Conference with Peiora. But the Express will have to do it without Chris Cantu. Team officals said today that the left winger has left the team to be with his mother who has cancer in Warren, Michigan.
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While Frank Anzalone still has Kris cantu's name on the roster; his name slate and bags that were packed yesterday are gone. His return for the remainder of the season is a question mark at this time.
The team remains focussed on beating Richmond; a team Roanoke has not lost to yet this season. ((:)) ((:))
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[STEVE ADD LIBS AND TOSSES BACK TO MIKE.] Now any combination of 2 points in Roanoke's favor and the Express wins the division. Roanoke will alos be without Jeff Loder tonight. he is still with the Saintt John of the AHL. but Anzalone said he should be back tomorrow morning. Mike

, face off is set for 7:05 and we will have the highlights at 11.[S-Broncos]


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The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will be getting serious about mini-camp before too long, but today the players picked up a little something to line their pockets in the next few weeks.
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The NFL announced today that each member of the Broncos will receive $103 thousand dollars as part of the winner's share for winning the game.
It's the largest payout in the league history.
And don't feel too sorry for the Packers, they get $75 per man.
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The Washington Redskins, already feeling good about the offseason acquisitions of Dana Stubblefield and Dan Wilkinson now have the satisfaction of knowing that
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they should at least get one number one draft pick from any team that signs Sean Gilbert.
He held out all of last year after being designated a franchise player.
And Gilbert was hoping to have that tag removed, but an arbitrator ruled last night that he still carries that label and is not an unrestricted free agent.

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The boys of summer were busy in Florida as the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles met in an exhibition game.
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The national league Mets notched a five to one win over their American League opponent.
Baltimore mistakes allowed New York runs to score, Brady Anderson's drop brings in Edgar Alfonzo, Mets up 2-to-1.
A ball gets by Cal Ripken and the Orioles fall to 15 and 7 in the exhibition season.
The Mets are 16 and 10.
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The men's final four lineup is all set for this coming weekend and
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as always Your Hometown Station is your home for the tournament. Join us on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 for the opening game between Kentucky and Stanford.
The Tarheels and Utah game tips-off around eight o'clock on national semi-final Saturday.
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