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[TALENT=Keith]

The Governor targets drug kingpins while Democrats worry about guns in school.
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[VO-NAT]


Also coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX: a lesson from the Roanoke radio market... a popular format doesn't necessarily guarantee success... or profits.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, baseball's most prolific sluggers meet tonight, former Friday Football extra stars are making an impact on the gridiron for both Tech and UVA.
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[VO-NAT]

In Charlottesville, these former Patrick Henry standouts are finding success as Cavaliers.
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Rain showers around the region tonight will increase in coverage tommorrow. Then cooler weather by mid-week. [open]
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[Home-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:25:02]
[GRAPHIC=HSN Call Center]


Twelve years after it opened and then closed a call center in the Roanoke Valley, the Home Shopping Network says it's opening a new one here.
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[VO-NAT]


Initially, the company plans to hire 150 people, but the work force may eventually grow to 350.
Company officials say the new call center will complement the main sales and service center located in St. Petersburg, Florida... and will handle about 10 to 15 percent of all orders.
[SUPER=04-September, 1987]


The home Shopping Network currently has distribution facilities in the Roanoke Valley, and the company operated a call center here for a few months in 1987.
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[Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-34 50:28]
[GRAPHIC=Arsenal Expanding]


And the company that oversees the Radford Arsenal is bringing in more jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Alliant Techsystems operates the Arsenal on behalf of the government.
The company also manufactures propellant at the site which is sold to the military and commercial businesses.
Today-- Alliant Techsystems announced it has begun to package the propellant into ammunition at the Radford site.
It's a move that's expected to create more than 50 new jobs.
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[SOT 11:28:39]
[IN Q=It's between]

((PAT NOLAN/ALLIANT AMMUNITION & POWDER CO.: IT'S BETWEEN 50 AND 75 RIGHT NOW, AND, IT COULD GROW BASED ON THE BUSINESS VOLUMES, WE JUST WON A MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT FOR MEDIUM CAL PRODUCTION-- THAT BASE ALLOWS US TO MARKET INTERNATIONALLY, THE SAME ROUNDS AND AMMUNITION THAT COULD GROW THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Nolan/Alliant Ammunition & Powder Co.;]
[RUNS=16.]
[OUT Q=OPPORTUNITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Congressman Rich Boucher was at today's announcement.
He says more than 50- million dollars in federal funds has been spent renovating the Arsenal for commercial use.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:03:00]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident]


A woman ran off the road this morning on Interstate-81, backing up traffic for miles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Witnesses said the Mercury Grand Marquis bounced off the guardrails on BOTH sides of the southbound lanes before a tandem tractor trailer struck the car broadside.
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[SOT 12:25:05]
[IN Q=She kept looking]

((SHE KEPT LOOKING DOWN. SHE JERKED THE WHEEL. SHE CAUGHT HERSELF AND THE CAR LOST CONTROL FROM THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Farmer/Witness]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=control from there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Farmer says the driver of the twin rig did everything he could to avoid a collision, but couldn't avoid it.
Traffic was tied up for well over an hour... even after the wreckage was cleared from the roadway.
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[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-26 2:09:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Tennessee truck driver will face two counts of manslaughter for taking his eyes off the Interstate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Richard Wayne West told police he was looking around the cab of his tractor trailer for a drink, when he ran off 81 in Montgomery County last May.
[SUPER=Montgomery Co./May 26;]


West's truck went across the median, struck, and killed an elderly New York couple.
His lawyer says it was a tragic accident, but not criminal act.
[SOT 02:09:59]
[IN Q=people are always]

((BILL CLEVELAND/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TAKING THEIR EYES OFF THE ROAD FOR A QUICK SECOND TO CHECK THE RADIO, THE ERGONOMICS OF THESE VEHICLES AREN'T CONDUCIVE TO DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND NEVER TAKING HIS EYES OFF THE ROAD. ))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=eyes off the road]
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[VO-NAT]


But the judge said West crossed the line into criminal negligence when he unbuckled his seatbelt and started looking for a drink at 65 miles an hour.
He certified the manslaughter charges to the grand jury, and convicted west of misdemeanor reckless driving.
West is appealing the conviction and remains free on bond.
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[Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Ferguson]


Suspended Virginia Tech football player Lorenzo Ferguson walked out of court a free man today. Eleven felony charges involving the alleged use of forged and stolen checks were withdrawn by the prosecutor.
Skip Schwab says he had problems getting evidence from out-of-state banks involved in the case.
He can still take the charges to another grand jury and have Ferguson indicted later.
Ferguson was convicted on three misdemeanor theft charges, but his 30 day sentence was suspended for good behavior.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The search for a new city manager leads to hard feelings. Still ahead on News 7, we'll tell you why.
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[VO-NAT]


And big changes in Roanoke radio. One group looks to get bigger, while another station throws in the towel.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 58:43]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Five weeks before the General Assembly elections, Governor Jim Gilmore has dubbed illegal drugs "public enemy number one."
But Virginia Democrats are gambling that gun violence is what's really on voters' minds.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's the Governor proposing?
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith, the Governor rolled out the SABRE program today.
Pending General Assembly approval next year, it would change the definition of a drug kingpin-- to get more small-time dealers -- and put such dealers away for life.
It would also create a new 210 trooper State Police drug eradication unit.
And it would cost 60-million dollars over two years.
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[IN Q=Illegal]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :07]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Byrne/(D) House Candidate; :]
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[OUT Q=65-hundred doors.]
(( [sot 13:16:36]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ILLEGAL DRUGS TODAY BECOME PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE.))
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Among the arsenal would be more intensive drug treatment programs for drug convicts.
But the main focus is the dealers.
[sot 13;12:05]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IF YOU MAKE MONEY OFF OF CRACK, COCAINE, HEROIN--))
[runs=:05]

***butt together***
[sot 13:12:26 ]

((WE'RE GOING TO FIND YOU ARREST YOU, PROSECUTE YOU, AND PUT YOU IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.))
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Virginia Democrats, meanwhile, are focusing on loopholes to gun laws.
They say that's what voters want to hear.
[sot 14:21:23]

((LESLIE BYRNE/D-HOUSE CANDIDATE: I KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR IS SINCERE IN HIS BELIEFS. I KNOW THAT THE NATIONAL STATISTICS SHOW THAT DRUG USE IS ACTUALLY FALLING NOT INCREASING.))
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((LESLIE BYRNE/D-HOUSE CANDIDATE: BUT IT'S NOT WHAT I HEAR WHEN I HAVE KNOCKED ON 65-HUNDRED DOORS.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


The Governor got a question today about Presidential candidate George W- Bush, who in a number of campaign stops, including one in Roanoke, has declined to say if he ever used cocaine.
Governor Gilmore brushed the question off.
He is after all a very vocal supporter of Bush.
But certainly, if he gets the nation's toughest drug laws passed, Jim Gilmore would be a good guy to associate with if you're a presidential candidate who's perceived as weak on the drug issue.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]



Q&A KEITH: How would these new state drug kingpin laws work in conjunction with federal kingpin statutes?[Vistar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:30:02]
[GRAPHIC=Vistar-Capitol]


A group of Roanoke Valley EYE doctors is hoping Attorney General Mark Early will SEE their problem from a new perspective.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Vistar Ophthalmologists are filing an appeal in Salem Circuit Court to overturn the state health commissioners denial for construction of an outpatient eye surgery center.
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[SOT ub 08 26 26]
[IN Q=The regional]

((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: THE REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICE AGENCY BOARD VOTED 22 TO ONE IN OUR FAVOR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SURGERY CENTER HERE IN ROANOKE, IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER OVERTURNED THAT. WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE IN RICHMOND SHOULD CARE ABOUT OVERTURNING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE HERE IN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Eye Center; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=here in Roanoke]
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Early is expected to make a decision on the appeal in the next few months.
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[Radio-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:06:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A small radio station drops its format and disappoints devoted listeners.
At the same time, a larger operator may swallow more of the market.
What does this say about competition -- or the lack of competition -- in Roanoke radio?
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]


Tina Tenret has more.
[Live=Tina full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


Keith, you can't hear Z-101-point-five any more.
The station says it could not compete against the radio station giant called AMFM.
And, if the president of Q99 gets to buy two more local frequencies, these two kings will own nine of the top 10 radio stations in the market.
(rollcue... in the market)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alternative rock fans]
[SUPER=01-Bob Travis/Station Owner; :25]
[SUPER=01-Leonard Wheeler/Station President; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=to succeed]
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[SOT]
((nat sot Z101))
[RUNS=:03]


Alternative rock fans tuning into Z101.5 are suddenly serenaded with sweet love tunes.
Their favorite DJ's, nowhere to be found.
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[SOT 11:50:54]
[IN Q=WE HAD A GREAT]

((BOB TRAVIS/STATION OWNER: WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE MODERN ROCK FORMAT.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=FORMAT]


But when it came to advertising rates, Z-101 owners say they could not go as low as the corporate big dog -- AMFM.
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[SOT 11:51:31]
[IN Q=Most radio companies]

((BOB TRAVIS/STATION OWNER: MOST RADIO COMPANIES NOW ARE WALL STREET FUNDED. THEY HAVE UNLIMITED FUNDS. THEY CAN STAY WITH A FORMAT TWO TO THREE YEARS TO MAKE IT DEVELOP. BUT AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL OWNER, I JUST CAN'T DO IT.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=JUST CAN'T DO IT]


AMFM -- formerly Capstar -- owns nine radio stations in the Roanoke market.
But one man -- Leonard Wheeler -- is giving the conglomerate a run for its money.
Wheeler presides over four local frequencies, including the popular Q99 and K92.
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[SOT]
((nat sot K92))
[RUNS=:03]


Now he's trying to add two more local stations -- all-news WFIR and the classic rock Arrow.
Then, will less competition mean less creativity, less choice?
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[SOT 13:56:58]
[SOT 13:56:30]
[IN Q=I DON'T THINK]

((WHEELER: I DON'T THINK THE LISTENERS HAVE ANY LOSS AT ALL IN THIS. THEY MAY HAVE MORE DIVERSITY OF CHOICE ACTUALLY.

BUTT BUTT BUTT EACH STATION IS STILL GOING TO BE DEPENDENT ON SERVING A LISTENER AUDIENCE TO SUCCEED.))
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[OUT Q=TO SUCCEED]
[Live=Tina full/Newsroom]


Wheeler's waiting for the F-C-C to approve the deal.
It's interesting to note, that when Capstar tried to buy these two stations, Wheeler filed an objection --
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]


saying it would kill competition in the market.[Stocks]


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A quiet day on Wall Street ended with major averages showing small gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:21:27]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Manager Search]


Members of Roanoke City Council say they're making progress on their search for a new city manager, but a meeting over the weekend left more hard feelings than harmony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Roanoke Valley Television;]


Five members of council met on Saturday to interview some of the finalists.
But today, vice mayor Linda Wyatt questioned whether the meeting should have taken place, after Mayor David Bowers entered the hospital for emergency eye surgery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My concern is the mayor]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MY CONCERN IS THE MAYOR DID NOT MAKE A CHOICE. HE HAD EMERGENCY SURGERY. THIS WAS BEYOND HIS CONTROL. AND I FELT THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HONORED, THE POSITION OF MAYOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN HONORED BY THE REST OF THIS COUNCIL.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council]
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[OUT Q=by the rest of this council.]
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Other members of council defended their decision to go forward, noting that some of the candidates were visiting from out of town, and the news of the mayor's illness came too late to turn them around.

[Mayo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:06:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Doctors said his injuries were life-threatening.
But a 13-year-old Henry County boy who was hit by a car on the first day of school is on the road to a rapid recovery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Corey Mayo stopped in to visit friends and family in style today... from the back of a limousine.
He was on his way from a North Carolina hospital to Lewis Gale in Salem... where he'll start physical therapy.
Corey was struck as he walked to the school bus stop.
He spent nine days in a coma and still can't walk or talk until his broken leg and jaw heal.
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[SOT 16:30:05 - :14]
[IN Q=It's going to take a lot of work.]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Corey's Father;]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/COREY'S FATHER: IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK. AND WE HAVE TO BUILD HIS MENTAL SPIRITS UP AND I BELIEVE HE'S GOING TO HAVE A FULL RECOVERY. ))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to have a full recovery.]
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[VO-NAT]


Corey still faces several reconstructive surgeries.
His father says he'll be able to come home for outpatient therapy -- and the eighth grade -- in a few weeks.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up in sports, a couple of former Patrick Henry stars are shining for the UVA football squad and
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[VO-NAT]

eighth ranked Virginia Tech is getting a big lift this season from a little man.
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[S-CAVS]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46 ]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia Cavaliers beat Wake Forest thanks in part to a pair of Patriot missiles.
Steve Mason has more on the Patrick Henry/UVa connection.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Second Leading Tackler; :15]
[SUPER=01-Devon "Boo" Battle/UVa Freshman Defensive End; :34]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:30(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((Four years separated Boo Battle and Shannon Taylor at Patrick Henry. Saturday night against Wake Forest, they closed the gap, both in time and in their opponents running lanes with three sacks and 12 tackles. ((:))
Taylor is second on the team in tackles with 23, he's number one on the stat sheet in sacks and in tackles for loss and has emerged as a team leader, especially when it comes to Battle. ((:))
While little brother's future looks bright after an auspicious debut, he's the first to admit college football is much different than high school. ((:))
Little brother registered his college sack late in the fourth quarter, and as Battle emerged from dropping Wake's C.J. Leak, number nine, was there to start the celebration. ((:))
In talking about promising futures, Shannon left out one very important former teammate. Duke senior defensive end Chris Combs is the Blue Devils career tackles for loss leader. Recently, Patrick Henry coach Jeff Johnson received a letter from the Oakland Raiders inquiring about Combs and Taylor.))



[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 2903TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech Hokies, who experienced some more upward mobility in the polls this week, are busy preparing for this Thursday night's national cable battle with the Clemson Tigers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


One of the big reasons Tech is 2-and-0 at this point in the season has been the play of the tailbacks.
Shyrone Stith is averaging over 125 yards a game, and his backup Andre Kendrick has run for a score and passed for another.
Not bad for a former Friday Football Extra player of the week, who thought his career might be over this summer when he faced a marijuana possession charge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="College athletes...]
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Va. Tech Tailback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :17]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=....RIGHT NOW."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-48 tc 34:41]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The man who made baseball history last year with the number 70 now has part of highway 70 named in his honor.
Fans headed to Busch Stadium will cross a six mile section of the road which was officially renamed Mark McGwire Highway today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/KPLR;]


McGwire hit two dingers last night in the Cardinal's loss to Houston. His total is now 58, three behind Sammy Sosa.
[super=03-Chicago, IL/WGN;]


Sosa hit his 61st last night the two sluggers meet tonight in Chicago.
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[Floyd-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-45 9:41]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


More rain is on the way for eastern Virginia, with many communities still soaked from Hurricane Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin]


The only way to get around the city of Franklin is by boat.
The central business district is under several feet of water.
Route 460 just up the road in Isle of Wight County is also blocked.
State officials did report a few bright spots today. Interstate 95 has re-opened between Petersburg and the North Carolina border.
And all but a few hundred Virginia Power customers have the power back on.
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This summer's drought may have Roanoke City residents paying more for water. Tonight City Council will hold a public hearing on the matter.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Kate Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at the Municipal Building tonight with details.
[Live=Kate full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

This evening city council will consider a proposal that would raise water rates by 18 percent starting January first.
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[VO-NAT 599-12 1:13:48]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]

The rate increase is a result of the city's agreement to buy water from the county. In addition the city will also be losing money because the new water contract no longer requires the county to purchase water from the city.
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[Live= Kate/Microwave]


This could mean a typical water bill in Roanoke would go up about two dollars a month.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Kate Microwave]

We'll have the details from the city council meeting tonight on News 7 at 11.


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