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Coming up on News 7, we'll hear from two of the people held hostage yesteday in their Wytheville home.
We'll have a live report.
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and the Justice Department says Elian Gonzalez will be reunited with his father sometime next week.

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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will have NASCAR qualifying from Martinsville,
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and a Florida jury issues a verdict that could have serious repercussion for the tobacco industry.
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((IT IS TIME FOR THE LITTLE BOY WHO'S BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TO BE WITH HIS FATHER.))
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The Attorney General says immigration officials will formally transfer custody of Elian Gonzalez to his father early next week.
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Janet Reno says U-S officials will be giving the boy's Miami relatives instructions on when and where Elian should be turned over.
The announcement comes after a meeting today between Reno and the boy's father, Juan Gonzalez.
Jennifer Jones is following the case and joins us live from Miami.
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((AFTER 4 LONG MONTHS ...IT APPEARS JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ IS JUST DAYS FROM RECLAIMING HIS SON ELIAN. WORDS OF ASSURANCE TODAY FROM THE U-S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. JANET RENO, ATTORNEY GENERAL: NEW TRACK, SAYING THAT RENO ALSO ORDERED THREE PSYCHOLOGISTS TO HELP FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FOR THE BOY. UPON HEARING THAT NEWS, THE CUBAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN MIAMI DECIDED TO CALL OFF ITS SCHEDULED TRAFFIC PROTEST) RAMON SANCHEZ, EXILE SPOKESMAN SINCE LOSING HIS MOTHER IN THEIR DARING ESCAPE FROM CUBA LAST NOVEMBER...ELIAN HAS LIVED WITH HIS MIAMI RELATIVES. A FOUR MONTH STAY OF FREEDOM, CAMERAS AND CONTROVERSY...THE FATHER INSISTS MUST END.)

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The two fugitives from Tennessee who led authorities on a three-day crime spree remained in the hospital today.
Both Angela Tanner and Dennis Lewis had consumed Valium tablets before the stand-off and hostage situation ended peacefully late last night.
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Joe Dashiell is in our New River newsroom tonight with more on the hostages' ordeal.
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Jean... the events that started in Unicoi County Tennesee with a stolen pickup and gunfire... ended on Pump Hollow Road in Wythe County... when Lewis passed out... and Tanner surrendered to authorities.
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That approached eventually paid off... as Lewis and Tanner released hostage Ellen Delp, and later allowed the Sextons to leave.
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Jean, Lewis and Tanner gave the Sextons 130 dollars, and left a note thanking them for their hospitality... We'll hear more from the Sextons, another man abducted yesterday, and a state police negotiator... tonight on News 7 at Six.

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Thousands of working Americans ages 65-to-69 will be getting some money back beginning next month.
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President Clinton signed a bill today eliminating the Social Security earnings test.
The legislation means older workers will no longer lose Social Security benefits because they continue working.
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((THIS IS A GENUINE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE LIFE THEY WANT. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FREEDOM TO WORK ACT MEANS THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OLDER WORKING AMERICANS WILL GET CHECKS NEXT MONTH REIMBURSING THEM FOR ALL THE SS BENEFITS WITHHELD THIS YEAR.))
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The Social Security earnings test is left over from the Depression era of high unemployment when lawmakers wanted to encourage older Americans to retire to make room for younger workers.

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There's good news and bad news for race fans heading to Martinsville on State Route 220 this weekend.
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First the bad news: all that construction work is still going on.
The good news is: they opened the work site at the County line to two lanes for the weekend... so it may not prove to be quite as much of a bottle neck.
Tod Goodykoontz and his friends just happened to hit it at the wrong time today... as construction crews were holding up traffic getting ready to open both lanes.
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((I JUST DROVE DOWN FROM FALLS CHURCH, AND THEY'RE DOING A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION UP IN THAT AREA. YOU DON'T EXPECT IT WHEN YOU GET DOWN HERE.))
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Off course the Speedway in Henry County started out as a DIRT track. So they're making progress.
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Lynchburg unveils a new budget that would include a pay raise for some employees and the elimination of other jobs. We'll have more after the break,
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and then in Health check, a Florida jury's decision could cost the tobacco industry BILLIONS of dollars.
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A Danville minister is facing sexual offense charges in North Carolina. [Take Pinnacle Page]
The pastor of the Stokesland Baptist Church, 48-year old James Preston Tyndall [TIN-dall] is in the Alamance County Jail in North Carolina
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Authorities have charged him with six offenses including three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Investigators say the alleged incidents happened in North Carolina between 1994 and 1995 with a girl eight to ten years old.

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((BRUCE HUTCHESON/DEACON CHAIRMAN: AT A CHURCH YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ABLE TO FORGIVE YOUR PASS SINS. RIGHT NOW I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S GUILTY OR NOT.))
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The chairman of deacons at the church says he will ask for Tyndall's resignation tomorrow when they visit him at the jail.
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Even with more money coming into the city this year, Lynchburg officials today unveiled what they say is a tightly balanced budget for the next fiscal year.
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The 106- million dollar spending plan represents a three percent increase over last year.
Highlights include a raise for all city employees, including school teachers.. but other city positions will be eliminated.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NUMBER OF CUTS, NOT NECESSARILY IN SERVICES BUT IN PERSONNEL ON THE CITY SIDE AND THE ADMINISTRATION IS OFFERING OR SUGGESTING FOUR PERCENT SALARY INCREASES ACROSS THE BOARD WHICH WOULD BE BOTH CITY AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL.))
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The city also plans to hike the meals tax by a half cent, and increase the hotel tax by a dollar.
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The internet is changing the face of communications AND it's taking a toll on one of the oldest institutions in America, the postal service.
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Projections show that by 2002, the number of first class letters flowing through the mail will drop by two and a-half percent a year.
Officials say they've already eliminated about 11-thousand postal jobs.
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((THE INTERNET AND E-BUSINESS, ALL THIS IS TOTALLY NEW. AND IT'S NOT ONLY NEW, IT'S SO ACCELERATED. IT'S COMING IN SUCH A QUICK PERIOD OF TIME, THAT IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY, REALLY TAKEN EVERYBODY BY SURPRISE))
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Still the post office believes other forms of electronic commerce could pick up the slack.
Officials have been cutting deals to deliver more merchandise bought over the web. Optimists hope that losses from first class letters will be offset by shipping merchandise ordered from the Internet.
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((LOOK AT E-BAY. E-BAY IS JUST A HUGE SUCCESS. AND WHAT'S HAPPENING? PEOPLE ARE SELLING COLLECTIBLES, FOR THE MOST PART. AND IF I SELL YOU SOMETHING, I'VE GOTTA GET IT TO YOU.))
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While e-mail is costing the postal service money, the department is not above using the internet to make some.
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On a new site, the post office is offering consumers the chance to pay their bills using their home computer. Patrick Evans has more.
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(( The U-S Postal Service wants to help deliver you from the paper work involved with paying your bills..
It's created a new bill paying service which allows customers to log onto an internet site to pay their bills electronically.
The system has two levels of service. One lets you make up to 20 payments a month for six dollars. Each additional payment is 40 cents.
The other plan costs two dollars a month, but you have to spend 40 cents for each payment.
New customers get their first six months free AND they don't have to lick any stamps or envelopes.
If you would like to learn more about the service, you can find a link to our website at WDBJ7 dot com. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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There getting ready for the Brittney Spears concert tonight in Roanoke. The concerts a couple hours away, but the party's already started.
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As you probably know Britney Spears performs tonight at the Roanoke Civic.
But things are already getting geared up for some fans, their over at a pre-concert party across the street.
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And if there's a big party to be found, Patrick Evans is going to find it.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have a live report from NASCAR qualifying in Martinsville.
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and we'll see what one woman was willing to endure for a sweet deal on some concert tickets.
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A huge blow to the Tobacco industry today- a verdict that could send the industry into bankruptcy.
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A Miami jury has awarded three ailing smokers more than 12-million dollars in damages- aftert deciding that smoking caused their cancer.
The awarding of damages clears the way for a possible multi-BILLION dollar punitive verdict later.
The same jury found in July that the Tobacco industry fraudulently conspired to produce a dangerous, addictive product that caused 29 illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
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Lab results are in on Steak and Ale customers and employees who became sick two weeks ago after eating at the restaurant.
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The Roanoke County Health Department says so far all samples taken from the victims have come back positive for Norwalk virus. Three of those tested yesterday were food service employees.
The Norwalk virus is a highly contagious disease easily transmitted through food. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, vomiting and a fever. The health department says the virus was passed to customers from a sick Steak and Ale employee.
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Three child related products are being pulled off the market.
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Fisher-Price has become the fourth major manufacturer in recent years to recall an infant carrier because the handle may accidentally release, spilling the child.
About 100-thousand of the Fisher Price 3-in-1 Cradle Swings are being recalled.
The comnpany is recalling it's "Bounce-N-Play Activity Dome because it may collapse and suffocate an infant.
And K-Mart is recalling 280 thousand children's lamps because they pose a fire hazard.
The Little One's wooden lamps comes in six different styles: an airplane, the alphabet, a numbers lamp, a baseball bat, a train and a sailboat lamp.
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Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck series drivers have finished up qualifying for the day at Martinsville. Mike Stevens has been at the track all day and has a report.
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Ferrum College students lugged heavy pipes, ripped down walls and shattered middle schooler's perceptions of college today -- all to improve the community.
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((WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE I WAS SCARED HALF TO DEATH.))
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These Ferrum students are telling middle schoolers what to expect from college. They're volunteering as part of an annual program called Into The Streets. More than 100 students spread out into Roanoke and Franklin County, building a trail at the Y-M-C-A for example.
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((BASICALLY GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY FOR LETTING US COME OVER AND GO TO SCHOOL AT FERRUM COLLEGE, LETTING US USE THE COMMUNITY.))
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This group hacked out their stress renovating a house for Roanoke's Rescue Mission. They say seeing people smile at them is all the thanks they need.
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A woman got herself into a sticky situation this morning in an attempt to get Britney Spears tickets for her grandaughter.
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Phyllis Hodges volunteered to become a living banana split for radio station Q-99.
She tried to get tickets the traditional way, but when that failed Hodges decided to get extreme.
Still she managed to keep her cool as the dee-jays dumped ice cream, bananas, syrup, whipped cream and cherries on her.
While it may have been messy, at least Hodges got her just desserts AND her free tickets to the concert.
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