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[TALENT=Keith]

The main suspect in the Munsey murder is someone Tara knew.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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more on the man who's car's been impounded, considered a suspect for sometime, a man with a criminal record.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And an arrest in the 1998 barracks fire at V-M-I .

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, MIke Stevens will have a complete report on the Twin 125's from Daytona, the ODAC men's hoops tourney is nearly here,
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and The Virginia Tech Lady Hokies take on St. Bonnie tonight at the Cassell. Words from Bonnie in sports.
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It will only last one day, but if enough moisture moves in, it looks icy indeed for portions of the viewing area. Details just ahead. [open]
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[Munsey-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-01 41:21]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


Pulaski County authorities are working around the clock to find out who killed Tara Munsey.
They're still keeping a tight lid on their investigation, but we did learn more today.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in our New River newsroom.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, sources close to the investigation tell News 7 that, at least for now, the chief suspect is a family acquaintance whom Tara knew.
They've been looking at this man as a possible suspect for some time.
And he DOES have a criminal record.
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[VO-NAT]
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This week, sources say, investigators secured search warrants in the case -- they're still under seal -- by a judge's order.
They also impounded and searched the man's car for evidence.
And sources say investigators have taken blood samples from the man to be analyzed at the state crime lab in Roanoke.
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[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Investigators are still questioning other suspects and following every lead.
They've been back to search the crime scene several times for evidence since the weekend.
Sources tell us they've been looking for the weapon.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


And they're still looking for tips from anyone with information on the case.

[Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
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The judge overseeing the Vinton Police Department investigation has decided to release the grand jury's report... but not until tomorrow.
A little over an hour ago Judge Diane Strickland ordered copies to be made available in the morning- -though she said the document will be modified to exclude anyone named in the report who was not a subject of the investigation.

[First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-57 52:30]
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A man killed himself in a First Union bank parking lot this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Police say the man shot himself in his vehicle at the Plantation Road Customer Service Center. They are not releasing his name until they notify his family. Police say the man used a small caliber handgun and was still alive when they found him.
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[Barracks-fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
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A former cadet at Virginia Military Institute has been charged with setting fire to the barracks.
It was the night six other cadets were "drummed out" for honor code violations. Federal authorities believe Cadet John Daniel Payne started a fire in a barracks room. Sometime after 3-30 in the morning of May 2nd, 1998 the started, but was quickly put out by cadets.
Payne was arrested this morning in Ashland and charged with arson.

[Bomb-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-58 53:33]
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Lynchburg authorities are still trying to track down the person who called in a bomb threat to E.C. Glass High School this morning.
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When educators got the call around 7:30, more than a third of the students were already in class.
They were evacuated to nearby buildings, while several busloads of students had to be detoured to Linkhorne Middle School.
A search of the school turned up "no" bomb.. police are still investigating.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The governor' transportation plan stalls out in Richmond. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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I'm Steve Smallshaw in Bedford where the ongoing Rubatex strike
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..has led to dozens of arrests for things like what you see here on the picket line.. we'll tell you how police have been dealing with it up next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Life On the Picket Line has been a long ordeal for 400 striking Rubatex workers in Bedford.
You may have seen our coverage last night.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Steve/Microwave]


Tonight we hear from the other side... in the five- month- old labor dispute.
Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford for part Two.
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
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The strikers have the right to picket, the company has the right to bring in new employees to keep the plant running..
The Bedford police have been playing referee in this ongoing battle.
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[SUPER=01-Officer Mike Linton/Bedford Police Dept.; :27]
[SUPER=01-Milton Graham/Bedford Police Chief; :55]
[SUPER=01-"Mike"/Rubatex Replacement Worker; 1:23 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Bettie Shelton/Rubatex Replacement Worker; 1:59]
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(( [SOT 16:54:46 #2]

((IT HAS BEEN FIVE LONG MONTHS FOR US..))
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Nearly 160 days into the Rubatex strike and all Bedford police chief Milton Graham has to show for it is a depleted overtime budget and a box full of nails.
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((THIS IS A CONCRETE NAIL..))
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Hardware is one thing.. hard language another.
Tensions on the picket line have required officers to maintain a constant presence during shift changes.
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((OFFICER MIKE LINTON/BEDFORD POLICE DEPT.: GENERALLY YOU HAVE A LOT OF YELLING WHEN THE SHIFT IS CHANGING.. ALL IN ALL, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT.))
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That's when the police are there.. surveillance video shows what happens when they're not.
Company cameras have caught violators on BOTH sides of the picket line.
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((NOW SEE? THAT'S DEFINITELY A VIOLATION THERE..))
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28 arrests have been made, and Graham has a stack of complaints on his desk this high.
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((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: ONE SIDE MAYBE FEELS WE'RE TOO STRICT, THE OTHER SIDE FEELS WE'RE TOO LENIENT, AND THAT'S BEEN A CONSTANT CRITICISM THE ENTIRE TIME WE'VE BEEN THERE.))
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And then there are the replacement workers.. those who cross the picket lines every day to the taunts and jeers of the strikers.
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This is a relatively tame example..
Some new employees.. most of whom are black.. say racial taunts have also been part of the repertoire.
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(("MIKE"/RUBATEX REPLACEMENT WORKER: I'VE HAD ONE GUY WHO EVERY TIME HE SEES ME HE CALLS ME A NIGGER..))
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But after four months on the job, "Mike" has learned to live with it.
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(("MIKE": I LET IT ROLL OFF MY BACK NOW.. THERE'S BEEN A COUPLE OF TIMES THAT THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID THAT I REALLY, REALLY DIDN'T LIKE, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET SOME WORDS INTERFERE WITH SOMETHING THAT I LOVE DOING.))
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[OUT Q=I love doing.]


Bettie Shelton left her job as a long- distance trucker to come drive for Rubatex.
She's in the truck you see here being chased down by angry picketers.
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((BETTIE SHELTON/RUBATEX REPLACEMENT WORKER: JUST LOOKING AT IT REALISTICALLY, ONE PERSON AGAINST ANOTHER, IF THEY WANT TO FIGHT THEY HAVE THAT CHOICE TO DO SO, I INTEND NOT TO.))
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[Simpson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
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Murder charges against a Franklin County man have been dropped. Prosecutors had charged 38-year-old Arthur Simpson with killing Cletis Roberts Junior, who was staying with Simpson's estranged wife. But today a judge did not find enough evidence to support those charges. Prosecutors say they may pursue them again in April.


[Custody]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:01:18]
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A Roanoke man has brought his children home, saying their mother illegally abducted them.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Tim Davis picked up his 7-year-old, Corey, and 6-year-old, Carrie, in Louisiana.
[SUPER=04-January 28;]

[USE TAPE 00-04 TC 8:41] The F-B-I and Roanoke police arrested their mother for keeping the children illegally. [USE TAPE 99-47 TC 1:32:42]
[SUPER=03-Jennings, LA;]

A sheriff in Louisiana had refused to help saying he did not have enough room in his jail. [BACK TO KIDS TAPE] So it took Davis eight months to get his children back.
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[IN Q=THEY'RE STARTING]

((TIM DAVIS/FATHER: THEY'RE STARTING TO OPEN UP AND ACT NORMAL AGAIN. THE FIRST DAY THEY WERE REAL QUIET PROBABLY STUNNED BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T SEEN OR TALKED TO ME IN SIX MONTHS. BUT THEY'RE STARTING TO OPEN UP AND PLAY NOW.))
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The children's mother goes on trial at the end of this month. Her lawyer is trying to get the charges thrown out.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Tech stocks took Nasdaq into new territory on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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But the Dow fell 47 points.
Nasdaq's 121 point gain took it past the 45-hundred mark for the first time.
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[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]

[Gilmore-Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 53:33]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


Governor Jim Gilmore's two-and-a-half BILLION dollar transportation plan is dead.
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Both the Senate and the House of Delegates passed their own plans today.
The Governor's plan would have used 30-percent of the tobacco settlement funds, over six years.
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[IN Q=People have]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN CRACKS AT IT. TRIED TO SHOOT HOLES IN IT. TRIED TO AMEND IT. TRIED TO SAY THAT IT WILL NOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS THAT A GOVERNOR OF THIS COMMONWEALTH HAS COME OUT WITH A LONG TERM TRANSPORTATION SALVATION PLAN. AND ALL OF YOU SHOULD HAVE JUMPED BEHIND IT!))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax; ]
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[OUT Q=behind it.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Supporters of the plan by northern Virginia Republican Jack Rollison say Gilmore's plan was NOT specific enough -- and has NO secure long term funding stream.
The vote between the plans was close enough that part of the Governor's plan could be revived.
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[Natural-History]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


Martinsville's Virginia Museum of Natural History got a 13-point-two million dollar nod in Richmond today.
That's the price tag for building the new museum.
The House gave a final okay today.
Now supporters are waiting to see what's in each chamber's budget on Sunday.

[Fire-Retardant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:34:11]
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A fire-resistant product could save thousands of lives. And the corporation that created the coating product wants to build its manufacturing facility in either Danville or Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

The company, International Fire Resistant Systems, set two wooden structures on fire this morning. One with the fire retardant called "Fire free 88" and one without. If the company decides to bring its manufacturing plant to Danville that could mean an economic boost to Southside.
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[SOT 15:17:48]
[IN Q=Over a couple]

((STEVEN BECK/COMPANY PRESIDENT: OVER A COUPLE OF YEARS AT LEAST 100 PEOPLE IN THE PLANT AND HUNDREDS OF PAINTERS AND APPLICATORS))
[SUPER=01-Steven Beck/Company President]
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The corporation will decide within two months whether to put its new plant in Danville.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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The Lady Hokies talk about tonight's game at the Cassell and the ODAC men's tourney, featuring the nations top ranked Tigers, tips off Saturday.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57]
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The Fords continued their dominance and ended Dale Earnhardt's during today's Gatorade Qualifying races in Daytona.


[Double Boxes=Steve & Mike Starlink]


Mike Stevens joins us now with the results and the complaints.
[Live= Mike Full/Starlink]
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[SUPER=06-Daytona Beach; :00]


[MIKE AD LIBS INTO PACKAGE]
(rollcue...as the Tasmanian Devil. )
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Mike interviews Rick Mast
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!!]
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This Saturday night at 6:30 be sure to tune in for NASCAR 2000, the Daytona 500. This half hour special on WDBJ will preview the 500, don't miss it.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:09:33]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10]


George Washington will take a shot at revenge tonight at home against Virginia Tech in a men's Atlantic 10 clash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


The Hokies beat the Colonials 82-72 January 15th. Dennis Mims had 25 at the Cassell. Dennis Mims had 25 points. Tech has won three of four and two straight.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The 14 and 9 Lady Hokies have 4 regular season games left before the Atlantic 10 tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


This time last year the Lady Hokies had the N-C-A-A tourney in the bag.
But if the Tech win it's remaining games that would put the Lady Hokies at 18 wins.
That makes the remaining 4 regular season games a high priority beginning with St. Bonnaventure at the Cassell tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=VR-7]
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A shortage of volunteers could soon affect a local program that's helping the elderly.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
[ Live= Jean/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


The Meals on Wheels program provides a nutritious meal five days a week to home-bound seniors.
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[VO-NAT]


And while the number of seniors relying on this program is on the rise -- there aren't enough volunteers to meet that need.
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[Live= Jean/Newsroom]


Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll tell you the impact the volunteer shortage might have and how this program is benefiting those in need.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean Newsroom]


Keith,




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