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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight we're dissecting the hostage drama in Wythe County. We'll debrief the hostages.. even hear from with the State Police Chaplain who talked the suspects into surrendering.
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And Melanie Moon gets to go to the Brittany Spears concert ...a live report from her coming up.

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In sports, David Duval takes control of the Masters on day two, Tink Reedy is ready for the tough competition at New River valley Speedway tomorrow night,
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and Rusty Wallace wins his 28th career pole, taking the top spot at Martinsville. Mike Stevens will join us trackside.
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Don't like the weather? Stand by. Big changes on the way for the weekend. More on the forecast and a Friday weather puzzler coming up.

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Hostages held by two Tennessee fugitives tell a story of faith and forgiveness.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Wythe-Hostages]


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The two suspects from yestereday's hostage situation in Wythe County remain in the hospital tonight. Dennis Lewis and Angela Tanner apparently consumed large amounts of Valium during a tense standoff with authorities.
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Tonight Joe Dashiell is in our New River Valley newsroom with the story of Toni and Ricky Sexton, two hostages who helped bring this situation to a peaceful end.
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[Escaped-Hostage]


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One man escaped Lewis' and Tanner's efforts to take him hostage in a Wytheville motel room ... and in doing so, helped authorities catch the fugitives.
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Jeff Anderson says he and his girlfriend, Ellen Delp, were held for two hours at gunpoint inside their room.
The fugitives knocked on their door at the Shenandoah Inn Thursday morning.
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((JEFF ANDERSON: THEY JUST SAID THE LAW ... TO GIVE UP.))
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Anderson says the fugitives took showers in his room and drank all his beer.
When he saw a chance to run, he took it.
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He phoned authorities.
Lewis and Tanner fled, taking Ellen Delp and her car with them.
She was the first hostage released from the Sexton's house Thursday.

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After all hostages had been released, Lewis and Tanner were still inside .. and threatened to kill themselves.
But the intervention of a state police chaplain helped pursuade them to surrender.
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Sergeant Mike Honaker talked with Tanner on the phone for an hour and a half before she surrendered.
He says the couple had taken at least 60 valium and muscle relaxers... trying to get up the nerve to end their lives.
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((SGT. MIKE HONAKER: THIS THING COULD HAVE TURNED OUT VERY BAD... THEY WERE AFRAID.))
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Honaker says talking to them about their families helped convince them not to kill themselves.

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The woman who says she was abducted by the Tennessee fugitives says the experience has changed her life.
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Carol Bennett was afraid she and her nine-month-old son were going to be killed, when they were forced to take Lewis and Tanner to Rural Retreat on Wednesday.
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((CAROL BENNETT: I BELIEVE IT SHOOK ME UP, AND WOKE ME UP. I GET BUSY WITH THE HOUSEWORK AND I JUST NEED TO STOP SOMETIMES AND SIT DOWN WITH MY CHILDREN AND PLAY WITH THEM, AND REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT IMPORTANT, AND THAT THEY ARE.))
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Bennett says Lewis and Tanner's decision to let her and her baby go showed that there was some good in their hearts.
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A Danville pastor is in a North Carlina jail charged with sexual assault.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
48-year old James Preston Tyndall (TYN-dall) is the pastor of Stokesland Baptist Church in Danville.
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North Carolina authorities have charged him with six offenses... three of them sexual offenses involving a young girl.
Investigators say the incidents happened in Burlington, North Carolina between 1994 to 1995 with a girl eight to ten years old .
The Chairman of Deacons at the church is having a hard time dealing with the news.
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((BRUCE HUTCHINSON/DEACON CHAIRMAN: ROUGH...I DON'T LIKE IT BUT THEN AGAIN I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WOULD.))
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Bruce Hutchinson says he will visit Tyndall in jail tomorrow and ask for his resignation.
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[Steak&Ale]


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Four more samples from people who became sick two weeks ago at Steak and Ale confirm the cause of the illness is the Norwalk virus.
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Environmental Health Manager Dick Tabb says three of those who tested positive for the virus are Steak and Ale food service employees.
Tabb says the health department concludes the virus was spread by a sick employee to around 70 customers through food.
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V-Dot is helping to give race fans a smooth ride to Martinsville.
Find out where the bottle-necks are and aren't later on News 7 at Six.
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And thousands of screaming fans are set to pack the Roanoke Civic Center to see this teenager. A live report is next.
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It's the hottest ticket in town at the moment.
Thousands are packing into the Roanoke Civic Center this evening to catch Britney Spears.
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Melanie Moon is ready to brave the crowds tonight and has a preview for us.
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Britney Spears' songs have been at the top of the pop charts for months now.
And she's so popular in the Roanoke Valley that tickets to her concert sold out at the Civic Center in a record 43 minutes.
And for the some of the diehard fans who couldn't get tickets, well, they found a way.
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Crazy is what some might call Britney Spears fans, for the lengths they're willing to go to see her in concert.
No, this woman's not nuts, But some local DJ's covered her with nuts, as well as icecream, chocolate syrup and whip topping to make her a human banna split.
((VOICE OF Q-99 DISC JOCKEY: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PHYLLIS HODGES HAS JUST WON BRITNEY SPEARS TICKETS. APPLAUSE AND CHEERS.))
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Opening up for the former Mouskeeter turned pop teen diva, is the group L-F-O.
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LFO is the newest act from Trans Continental Entertainment.
Trans Con is responsible for creating the BackStreet Boys and NSync.
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And we'll have more on the Concert tonight on News 7 at 11.
Keith

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He read Doctor Seuss's "Oh the Places You'll Go" to Richmond first graders this morning.
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Then former governor George Allen laid out a federal education agenda that he hopes will make the U-S Senate one of the places he goes in January.
As governor, Allen cautioned against just throwing money at problems.
Today he said his ten-year, 345 BILLION dollar proposals were all based on things that worked in Virginia.
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Among Allen's plans: 160-thousand new teachers, a thousand dollar per child tax credit for school expenses, an early reading initiative, and a loan program for school construction.
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A Roanoke man set to stand trial for arson next week pled no contest this afternoon.
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Michael Harbor was convicted of setting fire to an apartment house on Patterson Avenue last winter.
Two of the charges against him were dropped. He'll serve two years in prison, and reimburse the owner for his loss.
Harbor was evicted the day of the fire. At the time, he blamed it on a faulty furnace.
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A gas grill apparently sparked a fire that heavily damaged a home in Lynchburg this morning.
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The rear of this home at 12-08 Knight Street was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
No one was home when the fire started.
Investigators say a leak in the grill's fuel line appears to be the cause.
The house is a total loss.
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Major indexes seemed to have shaken off jitters from earlier in the week. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost three points while NASDAQ surged ahead 179 points.
The Bloomberg News 7 index gained a point and a quarter.
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Lynchburg is playing host to a visiting head of state this weekend.. one who is credited with restoring democracy and human rights to her homeland.
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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (shake ha-SEE-nuh) is this year's recipient of the Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
The award honors women whose achievements reflect Buck's commitment to human dignity and understanding.
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((SHEIKH HASINA/BANGLADESHI PRIME MINISTER: SO WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THIS I WAS SO EXCITED, SO HAPPY TO RECEIVE.. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE DONE, BUT STILL I THINK I HAVE TO DO MORE FOR MY COUNTRY, FOR MY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN.))
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Hasina became Prime Minister in 1996.. her father was the President of Bangladesh until his assassination in 1975.

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The race is on this weekend: ...the one in Martinsville... and the one on every road that leads TO the track.
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(( Race fans will still be slowed by construction. But it may not be quite as bad as last year- -getting across the new railroad overpass at the Franklin County line.
Workers opened both lanes of traffic just for this weekend.
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The bridge was almost finished in time for the Spring race. Workmen say they've only got about two weeks work left.
Privately some of them said: spending the day opening both lanes ...only to have to close one again Monday... is a waste of money.
V-DOT must have had people like Tod Goodykoontz in mind.
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((THEY NEED TO PLAN AROUND THESE RACES AND SO FORTH. PEOPLE COME DOWN AND MEET UP WITH TRAFFIC LIKE THAT.))
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The other work zone south of Rocky Mount is still down to one lane... and will stay that way.
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,Rusty Wallace is up to his old short track tricks again, Mike Stevens will join us from Martinsville for a qualifying report,
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and David Duval takes the lead on another exciting day at the Masters.
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The first round of qualifying is over at Martinsville for this Sunday's Goody's 500.
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Mike Stevens joins us from the track were the Trucks and Winston Cup cars qualified for a big weekend in Henry County.
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(ROLL CUE: LAST NAME HAD TO BE WALLACE TO MAKE ANY MONEY HERE TODAY.)



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And let me remind everybody that our racing coverage continues over the weekend.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1021] Be sure to tune in to your Hometown Station tomorrow night for a special preview of the Goody's Body Pain 500, again that's Saturday night at 7.
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[S-Masters]


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There's a new leader in the Clubhouse at the Masters golf tournament.
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David Duval shot a 7 under par 65, the best score of the tournament so far. Duval closed with a birdie to go to 6 under for the tournament.
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Vijay Singh was one shot back at 6 under after shooting a 67. Jack Nicklaus will make the cut one year after hip replacement surgery. Nicklaus shot a 70 and is even after 2 rounds.