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Coming up....... A 16-year old is charged with a shooting death that happened in Amherst County.
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One firefighter is hospitalized and several more injured after fighting flames in Hawaii.
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[11Shooting]


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A 16-year-old boy faces charges in connection with an Amherst County murder.
The incident occurred in Madison Heights, around two yesterday morning.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((CLIFTON BURFORD/VICTIM'S FRIEND: THEY WAS YELLING AND STUFF THEN THEY JUST STARTED SHOOTING.THEY WAS LIKE NAW WE GONNA KILL YA'LL))
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Clifton Burford says several shots were fired -- one bullet hitting his close friend 24 year-old James Wesley Franklin, Junior in the chest -- and others striking a gutter and the roof at Burford's home on 7th Street in Madison Heights.
Burford says it sounded like more than one gun.
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((CLIFTON BURFORD: THE FIRST WAS A LOUD ONE LIKE BOW, THE 2ND ONE WAS LIKE POP, POP, POP. THEN IT WAS ANOTHER ONE))
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Burford says there were around 15 people at the bottom of the driveway -- just how many of them were shooting he doesn't know.
But the Amherst County Sheriff's Office has only charged a 16 year old boy with the murder and use of a firearm.
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((LT. DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO OTHER INDICATION THAT THERE WERE OTHER SUSPECTS TO BE CHARGED IN THIS SHOOTING))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE SHOOTING STEMMED FROM A FIGHT THAT HAPPENED EARLIER AT THIS HOUSE ON ODINS BOW. WE TALKED TO A TEENAGER AT THE HOUSE WHO SAYS HE WAS HAVING A SMALL GATHERING. WHEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE HE DIDN'T KNOW CAME INSIDE THE HOUSE AND STARTED FIGHTING , THAT'S WHEN EVERYONE LEFT))
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Burford says he and his friends were not involved in that fight -- but they did have an on-going beef with some of the other boys at the house.
Burford's mother believes its a racial issue because the shooter was white and the victim was black.
Burford says his friend did not deserve to die like this.
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((CLIFTON BURFORD: HE WAS A COOL GUY. HE DIDN'T BOTHER NOBODY. HE JUST LIKED TO HAVE FUN))
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Burford says Franklin was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Amherst Co.))

















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10 fire fighters were injured, one seriously while battling a high rise blaze in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Most of the injuries were minor burns and smoke inhalation. One fire fighter is still in the hospital with serious lung injuries.
The fire broke out yesterday in suite 1650.
Thick black smoke kept fire fighters' from getting into the suite for two hours.
At one point a third of the city's 340 fire fighters were battling the blaze.
The building houses businesses and apartments. The fire caused about a million dollars in damages. The cause is still under investigation.
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A huge transformer fire in the Washington, D.C. area is under control this morning, after burning more than 5 hours.


Some 45-thousand customers lost power because of the blaze in Lorton, for about an hour.
Residents were advised to stay in their homes with their windows closed last night because of the thick smoke.
However, authorities say the smoke is not toxic.
Virginia Power officials say it could take up to six months to fix the transformer, but they don't expect any more outages.
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[11Steak-Ale]


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A Roanoke County restaurant remains closed - while workers are trained in food safety.
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Health Department officials are trying to figure out what made more than 50 people sick after they ate at the Steak and Ale restaurant on Electric Road.
Last week, the customers reported symptoms that resemble the Norwalk virus.
Results from lab tests are due back Wednesday.
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[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[both mics HOT]
Coming up in this week's Newsreel - the day that Ronald Reagan was shot - and the people it most affected.
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[Anchor=Andrew]

And... does "High Fidelity" get high marks from Anna Wentworth? She joins us a little later to review this romantic comedy starring John Cusack.
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[Health-Week]


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Something that has long been a bone of contention for many consumers will be going by the wayside in Texas. For years over-the-counter drugs have been taxed at a rate of 8.25-percent. But now consumers are getting their medicines tax free. Dan Garcia has more.
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Doug Wilder got rid of taxes on NON-prescription drugs in Virginia in 1990. That tax cut was finally funded in the state budget in 1998.



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It was 1963 when America last lost a president to the bullet of an assassin.
In 1981 - John Hinckley Junior tried to add to the list of four- - when he shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in Washington D.C.
In this week's Newsreel - Keith Humphry takes a look back at March 30th, 1981 - a day that could have changed the course of American history.
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(([reagan newsreel 1:37:18] It was a cloudy day in the nation's capital. 70-year-old Ronald Reagan had been in office little more than two months. Shots were fired as the President was about to get in a limousine at a Washington hotel. [reagan newsreel 1:37:29-1:37:39]
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Reagan was rushed to the hospital. He was not the only one hit. Among those on the ground - White House Press Secretary James Brady.
Authorities quickly got a hold of the gunman. [reagan newsreel 1:38:00 - 1:38:05]
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[FROM HINCKLEY FILE]
John Hinckley, Junior, a drifter from California, was arrested and charged with the attempted assassination of the president. He did it, hoping to impress Actress Jodie Foster.
A jury found Hinckley NOT guilty by reason of insanity. He has been in a mental facility ever since. [Reagan Newsreel 1:39:29] Foster continued her successful career. On location in Lexington for the filming of "Sommersby" in 1992, Foster agreed to speak with W-D-B-J and other media, only on the condition that she WOULDN'T be asked about Hinckley. [Reagan Newsreel 1:38:36] Jim Brady, the man who was disabled by a bullet intended for the president, has been on a crusade ever since.
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[from Reagan Newsreel 1:38:05 - the Bradys appearing before Congress]
Brady and his wife Sarah fought for years to get the Brady Handgun Bill passed. It became law in 1993. [from 99-27 1:10:35 - file of hand guns on tables] Justice Department figures indicate the law- -intended to keep guns out of criminals' hands - -has largely been a success. [TAPE S-116/2-117/S-118/S-119 tc 1:34:23 and 1:37:15] Ronald Reagan- -seen here making a Lynchburg campaign stop in 1980- -completed his term of office and was re-elected by a landslide in 1984. When he left office in 1989 - he was enormously popular. Reagan is now mostly regarded for a legacy of trickle-down economics... and some say his staunch opposition to communism led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. [from Reagan-Newsreel 1:37:35-ish]
Few people alive at the time will forget what happened March 30th, 1981. Hinckley's bullets did not alter the legacy of a President, failed to impress a Hollywood star. Ironically, however, they did establish a new level of gun control in America.
That's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))











[Sports-Plays]


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In the NHL, the Oilers trail the sixth place Coyotes by one point in the Western Conference race after last night's win in overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
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Phoenix comes from behind in this one, Travis Green gets his second score of the game and the Coyotes are down by one.
Then with 10-point-four seconds left in the contest Greg Adams ties it at three with this shot.
But Edmonton edges Phoenix 4-to-3 in overtime on Tom Poti's (POH'-teez) game-winner.
[super=03-Calgary, Alberta/NHL-Fox Sports;]


In Calgary, Jerome Igilla beats San Jose's Steve Shields with this shot and it's two-nothing Flames.
Calgary goes on to shut out San Jose 3-to-0.
Fred Brathwaite made 29 saves for his fifth shutout this year, tying a Flames franchise mark.
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[COMM # 3][Science-Fair]



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[WX-PRO/Full] Science Fair winners


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[60-Minutes]


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He's let his guitar do most of the talking for decades.
But tonight on 60 Minutes - Eric Clapton sits down with Ed Bradley.
Clapton - now clean and sober - makes for an interview you won't want to miss.
Here's a preview.
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.


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Coming up ...... Plans are underway for a new youth center in Radford - thanks to Tara Munsey's family.
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[anchor=Denise]

Shouting matches erupt in Chesterfield County when former Klan-leader David Duke pays a visit.
We'll have more on those stories in just a few minutes. [2-shot toss to hello]


[Microsoft]


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Bill Gates says he's disappointed talks between the government and Microsoft have broken down.
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He says the company devoted over three thousand hours to the talks over the past four months and the lack of agreement would hurt not only consumers but also the economy in general.
The judge mediating the Microsoft antitrust case announced yesterday, he ended his efforts to settle the case.
This means that the Washington, D.C. judge hearing the case will issue his conclusions of law next week.
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[Truck-Theft]


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Suspected thieves are getting away with some big loot in Rockbridge County. In one week - two tractor trailers have been stolen from truck stops in the county - one in Raphine - the other near Lexington.
Both trailers were carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment owned by Menlo Logistics - a California distribution company. Authorities believe the thefts are related to similar crimes in California and Richmond.

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A step forward this weekend for plans to build a youth center in memory of slain teenager Tara Munsey -
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Yesterday morning, about 50- parents and dozens teenagers came together at the Radford Rec Center.
The meeting was held to examine the issues facing teens and interest in creating a youth center.
The Radford Office on Youth and The Munsey family hope to establish a place for young people in Tara Rose's memory.

The Radford High school student was shot and killed, earlier this year.
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The Munsey family is currently gathering donations to help establish the center.







[David-Duke]


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Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is again getting involved in an issue involving race relations in Virginia. Pushing, shoving, and shouting ensued at Duke's appearance yesterday at a Chesterfield County mall. Two people were handcuffed and detained - but no charges were filed. Duke was in the area to support Chesterfield County's decision to recognize April as Confederate History and Heritage month...
A Reverend had asked African Americans to boycott a Towne Center and a Mall in response to the County's decision. Duke responded by organizing a so-called "white-in" - and thanking white residents for continuing to shop at the Towne Center.
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[vo-nat] [from 599-5 1:38:20 or 99-21 1:00:11]
[super=03-Richmond/July 15]

Last summer Duke appeared in Richmond - after debate surrounding whether and how Confederate leader Robert E- Lee should appear on the capital city's floodwall.
Neither Governor Gilmore nor the sons of Confederate Veterans welcomed his visit.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning - in sports, the Hokies and the Cavaliers open spring training camps.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]

And one local woman is giving dogs in a Southwest Virginia animal shelter a fighting chance to live... and find good homes. We'll tell you how... in this week's Virginia Profile. [Andrew ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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In the past year, Giles County's animal shelter has undergone a transformation.
Dogs there are getting adopted at record rates... thanks to the efforts of a local woman.
Marya Jones has her story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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Barbara Link loves dogs so much, she's trying to find good homes for Giles County's stray and abandoned ones.
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((BARBARA LINK: I KNOW IF I CAN MOVE A DOG INTO A REALLY GOOD HOME, I CAN HELP THE NEXT DOG.))
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For almost a year, Link has spearheaded a volunteer effort to get dogs adopted.
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((NATSOT: WHAT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHEN YOU GET A DOG THAT'S NEGLECTED LIKE THIS, YOU USUALLY GET THE BEST PET YO

U CAN HAVE. THEY REALLY END UP APPRECIATING WHAT YOU DO FOR THEM.))
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She's signed up 40 people to help the county's two overworked dog wardens care for the animals.
And she started up weekend open houses at the animal shelter, that allow people and their prospective best friends to connect.
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((DANNY RATCLIFFE/DOG WARDEN: WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO SET UP APPOINTMENTS. SO THE OPEN HOURS ON THE WEEKENDS HAVE GIVEN THE DOGS A GOOD CHANCE AND THE PEOPLE AS WELL TO COME SEE THE DOGS AND WHAT THE POUND HAS TO OFFER.))
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Before Link stepped in, every dog that came into the pound ended up being euthanized.
Today, more than 50 percent find new homes.
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((TO SEE THEM GO INTO A 4' by 8' LITTLE STALL AND SIT THERE FOR A WEEK AND THEN HAVE TO BE KILLED WITH NO CHANCE AT A DECENT LIFE IS JUST TOO UPSETTING. SO, IT IS A VERY GOOD FEELING. THERE'S STILL A WHOLE LOT MORE WE HAVE TO DO. ))
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Link's already talking to the county about building a new, larger dog pound. Down the road, she'd like to add on-site obedience classes and humane investigators.
But, in the meantime, Link says she'll keep trying to find homes for all the dogs ... and make being in the doghouse a more pleasant experience.
Marya Jones, News 7, Giles County.))


[Sports-Extra]


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We've turned the clocks forward, the buds are on the trees, now mountain bikers are ready to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the work they've done during the fall and winter months.
Trail riders now have a new place to ride in Lynchburg.
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Mountain bikers from Appomattox, Natural Bridge and Lynchburg have been clearing trails in Peaksview Park since October.
Trails are marked in the fall when the leaves are off the trees. With the red flags to guide them, these volunteers are clearing the path for the enjoyment and exercise of cyclists and hikers.
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((BOB DUNN/CENTRAL VA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOC.: WE USE TRAILS TO RIDE AND HIKE AND HAVE OUR RECREATION. THEY DON'T JUST APPEAR OVER NIGHT SOMEBODY HAS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. SOMEBODY HAS TO MAINTAIN THEM. IT'S KIND OF A PAY BACK FOR BEING ABLE TO GO OUT AND ENJOY YOURSELF.))
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The Central Virginia Mountain Bike Association has 162 acres to work with and so far four miles of trail has been developed.
This is a work in progress. There are some advanced and beginner sections but at this time most of the course is geared to intermediate riders.
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((CHRIS BROCK/CENTRAL VA MT BIKE ASSOCIATION: IT'S PRETTY CHALLENGING, THEY'LL BE SOME AREAS WHERE THEY HAVE TO GO OVER LOGS, A FEW CREEK CROSSINGS THEY CAN ENJOY RIDING THROUGH.))
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Chris says he and the other volunteers will continue to work on the trails through this month.
They're out at Peaksview Park every Saturday morning at eight.




[Movie-Review]


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[SUPER=18-"High Fidelity";]
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Movie Review "High Fidelity" Touchstone
"High Fidelity" is an upbeat, charming, sometimes very funny movie about fear of commitment and good rock music. John Cusack brings sweetness and honesty to the role of Rob Gordon, a guy stuck in a time warp. He was a popular club DJ who now owns a bizarre record store. His two employees are Dick (Todd Louiso), a shy geek, and Barry (Jack Black in John Belushi mode), a guy who is so out there, he refuses to sell a record because he doesn't think the customer deserves to own it. Rob's lack of ambition has caused his latest, and most successful to date romance, to crash and burn. Laura (Iben Hjejle ) is a sweet compatible woman who probably loves him, but she wants Rob to hint at some kind of a future; and since he won't, she has moved in with Rob's neighbor, an overly sensitive guru type played by Tim Robbins. Rob's commitment phobia is the problem, but he doesn't realize it until he goes on a sentimental journey and looks up old girl friends who have dumped him. These include Lili Taylor and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The movie works because John Cusack's characterization of Rob is so convincing. Even though he uses the device of explaining himself to the camera, he speaks so honestly about his own faults, he makes his flawed character charming. The movie also has the best explanation of the reason for relationships a movie has ever depicted. "High Fidelity" is as much about love of music as it is about human romance. Grade B+.

[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B+";]



[Ebert-Picks]


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From cinema's biggest event in years - to a restored Hitchcock classic - to a film about the last day on Earth - Roger Ebert has a look at what you should have your eye on this week in video stores.
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You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.

[Did-You-See-That]


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[WRITER=dal]
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And finally, in the words of our producer, "everyone needs a little implosion to wake you up in the morning."
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[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


In "Did You See That?", a little piece of history came down with a "bang" Saturday morning.
An old Gas and Electric building in San Diego was imploded to make room for a new downtown ballpark.
The four-story concrete building came down in under ten-seconds to the cheers of I guess the area's sports fans. (------------)