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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=6pm]

Up next on News 7 at Six: a multi-state settlement with America OnLine, but will Virginia customers see any of the money?
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[VO-NAT]


And it's the biggest murder trial Grayson County has ever seen--but some residents could do without all the attention.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight in sports, the Express has a new General Manager, the Martinsville Speedway is making headlines in National Geographic, Steve Mason profiles the unbeaten Blacksburg soccer team.
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[VO-NAT]


and the NCAA baseball tournament has finished up in Salem for another year.
But will the city become the event's permanent home?
More on that tonight in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Look for temperatures and humidity to go soaring tomorrow. Show you why in a moment. [Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-33 TC 57:01]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


The tobacco wars have come to Virginia.
Unionized tobacco workers in Richmond are calling
[SS=Trigon]

Trigon "the enemy" and a "gold-digging" company.
That's after the state's largest health insurer finally joined other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in their lawsuit against the tobacco companies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


Now, tobacco interests across the state, like Danville-based Dimon Incorporated, are considering a boycott of Trigon over the lawsuit.
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[IN Q=It was a ]

((TODD HAYMORE/DIMON INC.: IT WAS A VERY SURPRISING MOVE AND IT'S ONE THAT THEY DID NOTIFY US THAT IT WAS COMING AND IT'S ONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO FULLY EXAMINE AND WE WOULD NOT BE EXAMINING OUR OPTIONS HAD TRIGON DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAWSUIT.))
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((BROOKE TAYLOR/TRIGON: WE CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESS. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE PROVIDED THEM WITH QUALITY SERVICE FOR A LONG TIME AND WE'D LIKE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WE ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR ENTIRE CUSTOMER BASE AND OUR SHAREHOLDERS. AND WE JUST FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The Virginia Farm Bureau has 23-thousand Trigon subscribers.
It says it's "disappointed" with Trigon, but has NO plans to boycott the company on behalf of the farmers at this time.

[AOL]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-42 TC 13:31]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley's NOT taking on Microsoft.
But now that 43 other states have settled a consumer protection lawsuit against Virginia-based America Online, Earley's joined the settlement.
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[VO-NAT]


A-O-L will pay NO consumer refunds as a part of the deal.
But the nation's largest online provider did agree to NOT increase its monthly fees or modify its contract with subscribers without giving 30 days' notice.
A-O-L must also disclose the terms of its free trial offers and clearly explain procedures for canceling subscriptions.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


Virginia's share of the settlement money comes to about 76-thousand dollars.
The money will be used for future consumer protection and education initiatives.

[Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-41 TC 27:17]
[GRAPHIC=Louis Ceparano]


A statement to a juror by Judge (Coll-in) Colin Campbell prompted attorneys for Louis Ceparano to move for a mistrial today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence]


Ceparano is on trial in Grayson County for allegedly burning and beheading a former Marine. In court this afternoon one of the potential jurors made the statement quote "Thou Shall Not Kill" while being quizzed during jury selection.


The judge than said "And an eye for an eye". Ceparano's attorneys quickly moved for a mistrial, saying the statements tainted the jury pool.
But the judge disagreed.
For many local residents, interest in the case has been overwhelming.
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[VO NAT]
So far, 14 potential jurors have been selected for the pool of 24, which will be eventually narrowed to 12 jurors and two alternates. Jury selection is still underway at this hour.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=None]
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Police are looking for a man who has been driving around the Roanoke County area, stopping and exposing himself to women.
Investigators describe the suspect as a white man, slender to medium build, with dark hair. He wears a baseball cap and glasses.
The man drives a white utility vehicle with sliding doors. Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke County police.



[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-44 TC 18:38]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern has determined what caused that fiery train wreck in Lynchburg earlier this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March 31;]

The March 31st derailment sparked a massive blaze after a 65-car train broke loose from a rail yard.
According to the railroad, an employee did not "apply a sufficient number of hand brakes."
Hand brakes are like emergency breaks on cars -- they prevent a parked train from moving.
Norfolk Southern will not say if it is taking any discplinary action.
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[Social-Security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-34 TC 1:12:22]
[GRAPHIC=Social Security]


Many baby boomers are wondering if Social Security will still exist when they retire. Today, two congressmen from western Virginia said they're confident the system will survive, if Congress moves forward with a fix.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the system is sound for at least 15 years, but he says Congress must stop raiding the social security trust fund, and must act now to prepare for the retirement of baby boomers in the next century.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS. WE WILL HAVE THE FIRST BALANCED BUDGET THIS YEAR AND I THINK THAT IS A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT. IT HASN'T BEEN BALANCED FOR 30 YEARS, BUT THAT IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP. THEN YOU HAVE TO DEDICATE SURPLUSES TO MAKE SURE THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND IS SECURE SO THAT WHEN IT IS NEEDED IN ABOUT 15 YEARS, IT'LL BE THERE.))
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The American Association of Retired Persons held a Social Security forum today in Roanoke.
Like Goodlatte, Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says Congress must resist the temptation to spend budget surpluses on new programs.
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[IN Q=Everyone that you add]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: EVERYONE THAT YOU ADD TO SUCKS MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY IN THE GENERAL FUND, YOU CAN'T PAY BACK THE DEBT TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Both Goode and Goodlatte say the longer Congress takes to address the problem, the more diffcult it will be to fix.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


If you find yourself unexpectedly caring full time for a family member--you're not alone. Coming up on News 7 at Six, some advice for caregivers.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's credited with helping to get the "just say no" message across to younger students--so why is the future of one local DARE program in question?
First though let's check in with meterologist Robin Reed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-37 TC 45:13]
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More and more often, grandparents are being called to be surrogate parents for their grandchildren.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The staff of the Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley says grandparents like Ginny Barton are not alone.

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((GINNY BARTON/CAREGIVER:I FIGURED MY YOUNGEST WAS 18 AND WHEN SHE MOVED OUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT, BUT HERE I AM AGAIN RAISING GRANDCHILDREN, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF GRANDPARENTS IN MY SITUATION.))
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[VO NAT]
Workshops at a conference today covered issues such as parenting for grandparents, caring for Alzheimer's patients, home health, hospice care and guardianship of disabled adult children.
Sometimes problems arise when adult children with lifelong disabilities out-live their parents.
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((JOAN WOOD/VA GERIATRIC EDUCATION CENTER:THEY ARE OFTEN PASSED DOWN AND THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS MAY BECOME CAREGIVERS AND A REAL CONCERN IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THIS PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHEN I'M NO LONGER TO PROVIDE CARE.))


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wood says it's important to plan years in advance for the disabled family member's continued care.


[C'Burg-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sly]
[TAPE#=None]
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A 31 year old man is in critical condition after he was hurt on the job at Maco Tool in Christiansburg.
Police say Gary Dudding was struck in the head this morning by a large piece of metal that came off a fly wheel.
Dudding underwent surgery at Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital.


[Abbott]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-31 1:09:47]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy Abbott]


He says his wife's death was an accident.
But a Pittsylvania County man is being tried for her murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;]


Timothy Abbott will get to tell his story in court.
The prosecution says he intended to kill his wife Melissa.
But attorneys for Abbott say he thought he was shooting at an intruder.
Melissa Abbott's body was found in the front yard of the couple's Keeling home in February 1997.
She suffered a single gunshot to the chest.
Timothy Abbott could face life in prison if he's convicted.
The trial is expected to wrap up tomorrow.
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[Hospital-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-26 TC 1:46:46]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


It's "cased closed" in a December shooting at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Derrick Lee Coles has been found guilty of malicious wounding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-December 1997;]


Coles shot Darrell Bradner of Chatham in the emergency room waiting area.
Bradner was wounded in the abdomen and chest.
The shooting was apparently in retaliation for a shooting earlier that same night in a Hardee's parking lot.
Coles's teenage brother was the victim in that first shooting.
Coles will be sentenced in July.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Improvements in some overseas markets helped stocks on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 34 points to close at 89 hundred 70.
NASDAQ was UP 13 points.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-40 TC 38:52]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

[**Note Anchor Tag**]
As more than five hundred Franklin County children graduate from a drug awareness program, the county says it may NOT pay for it next year.
Tina Tenret has more.
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Special shows from the air -- and on the ground.
All to reward Franklin County fifth graders who mastered the DARE program.
Two deputies visited these students all year, urging them to resist peer pressure and refuse drugs.
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((DAVID VLADYKA/STUDENT: NOW I'M TRYING CONSTANTLY. I'M ALWAYS SAYING, MOM PLEASE STOP SMOKING! I'M SUGGESTING TO HER, I'LL BUY THAT NICOTINE PACKAGE FOR YOU SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO SMOKE.)) [RUNS12]
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Deputies also try to earn students' trust.
They say some elementary school children DO use drugs -- or their relatives do.
So deputies shower these children with attention.
But will this class be the last?
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FRANKLIN COUNTY MAY NOT PAY FOR THE DARE DEPUTIES NEXT YEAR -- BECAUSE THE STATE IS GIVING THE COUNTY EIGHT EXTRA OFFICERS. COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAY IF THEY DO NOT PAY FOR THE DARE DEPUTIES, IT WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY.)) [RUNS11]
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But the sheriff says he needs those eight extra officers to patrol the roads.
He says four DARE deputies would cost the county about 100 thousand dollars.
Parents and teachers say it's worth the money.
They've seen children change.
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[SOT 11:36:08]
[IN Q=It's given her]

((ANN LOVE/TEACHER: IT'S GIVEN HER AN OUT. IT'S GIVEN HER SOMETHING POSITIVE IN HER LIFE, SOMETHING POSITIVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT SCHOOL WHEN THINGS ARE BAD AT HOME. IT GIVES HER SOME COPING SKILLS SO I THINK IT HAS HELPED A LOT.)) [RUNS11]
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Deputies say they just hope they have the chance to congratulate a new class next year.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))
[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=Education]


The county will decide next week whether to fully fund the DARE program.


















[Longwood-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=DCU]
[TAPE#98-32 43:34]
[SS=Education]


Some area college students are getting a head start on careers as police officers.
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[VO-NAT]


Longwood College in Farmville will offer senior sociology majors enrollment at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.
When they graduate, they'll be well on their way to a job in law enforcement.
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[IN Q= we will have]

((COLONEL CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THIS COURSE SO THAT WHEN THEY DO COMPLETE IT, THEY'LL BE ENABLED TO JOIN THE JOB MARKET VERY QUICKLY.))
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[VO-NAT]


The new cooperative program is the first of its kind in Virginia--those behind the program say it will be a good training ground for future officers.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight in sports, the Express has signed a new General Manager, National Geographic gets on the NASCAR bandwagon,
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[VO-NAT]


And Steve Mason talks with the unbeaten Blacksburg Indians soccer team that hits the state final four tomorrow night looking for its fourth state title.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


News 7 sports has learned that the Roanoke Express has reportedly hired Tony Mancuso as the franchise's new general manager. Mancusa was the ECHL Tallahassee Tiger Sharks G.M. during the 1996-97 season. Previously to that, he was Tallahassee's assistant G.M. An official news conference has been called for 10 am Tuesday at the Roanoke Civic center Autitorium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raonoke/1997-98 Season; :00]


One other Express note. Head trainer Mike Holden has accepted a simalar position with the American Hockey League Lowell Lockmasters. Holden spent two season with Roanoke and at 22 years of age, he becomes the youngest trainer in the AHL. Holden has signed a one year contract.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA BASEBALL]


The Division Three NCAA baseball championship wrapped up another successful run in the city of Salem last night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00]


Eastern Connecticut State won the title by whipping Montclair State 16-to-1.
Once again the city gave the NCAA everything imaginable with the exception of a full house.
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[talent=mike]

[graphic-ncaa]
The NCAA will decide in July whether or not extend Salem's contract for another three years.

[S-Indians]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


Blacksburg meets Western Albemarle tomorrow night in the group 2A soccer semi finals as the Indians continue on a warpath headed for a possible fourth state championship. Steve Mason has more.
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((Blacksburg goalie Randy Cross is headed to Virginia Tech to study biology; he's already got a head start considering his 18-oh and 2 Indians are known for their chemistry. ((:))
Blacksburg will take that emotion into tomorrow night's game against Western Alebemarle, a familar state tournament foe. The Indians beat the Warriors, who are 12-5 and 1 this season, for the 1995 state championship. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Blumenthal has had a great deal to cheer about this season at 18-OH and 2 arecord thtat pushes his 7 year mark as head coach to 117-11 and 11. Depth has been one key. 18 players see action ona regular basis and this team also possesses one of the necessary soccer evils. ((:))
The Blacksburg/western Albemarle semifinal opener begins at 5pm, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=UVA football]


Univeristy of Virginia safety Anthony Poindexter is a pre-season first team All-American selection by the Sporting News.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The magazine also lists the former Jefferson Forest standout as the nation's top collegiate safety. Poindexter received first All-American honors from the Sporting news last year. He nearly three games in his junior campaign but still registered four interceptions 78 tackles.
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[anchor=mike]
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UVa's Antonio Dingle is ranked fourth among defensive tackles and Aaron Brooks is seventh among all purpose quarterbacks.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-13]
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On the big league diamonds this afternoon, two games are already complete in the national league.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/KWGN-Cardinals; :00]


In St. Louis, Tony Larussa's Cardinals came from behind to beat the Colorado Rockies. John Mabry broke open a one run game in the 6th with this shot to left field off former Salem Avalanche star Jamie Wright.
The RBI double gives the Cards a 4-to-1 win.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-Cubs; ]


And in the Chicago, Mark Grace hit his 7th homer in the month of May. The two run homer in the first inning put the Cubs on top, but the Phils come back to take the game ____ to ____.
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[S-Geographic]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


NASCAR, the Martinsville Speedway, the dirt tracks of south, and the Saturday night bull rings across the country all make for great stories.
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[VO-NAT]


But can you believe all of those topics are featured in this month's issue of National Geographic.
In a 20 page spread entitled "Fast Times In Stock Car Country" the magazine takes an inside look at racing and the huge growth spurt it is experiencing these days.
The Martinsville Speedway is featured prominently throughout the story.
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That's News 7 at Six. Coming up tonight--
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[VO-NAT]


School administrators in Rockbridge County think a longer school year will help improve grades and test scores.
But, as expected, the idea is a hard sell to students at one elementary school.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

[Jean ad lib byes] We'll have that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.