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A suspected murderer continues to hold several hostages inside a Florida home.
Members of a Lexington church that burned last week vow to rebuild.
And the family of a Radford man convicted of conspiring to kill a judge take aim at the justice system.
News 7 is next.
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The family of a Radford man sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to kill a judge speaks out.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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Family members of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and sentence he received.
Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars.
But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the assassinations - and that Chapman meant to go through with it.
On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation.
Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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[IN Q=They were]
((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father]
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The Chapman family says it plans to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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The congregation of Lexington Presbyterian Church pulls together .. just days after fire destroys the sanctuary.
Joy Sutton reports while the flames might have destroyed their house of worship, they didn't destroy the church members' faith.
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[IN Q=With heavy hearts]
[SUPER=01-William Klein/Church Pastor;14]
[SUPER=01-Westbrook Barritt/Church Member;44]
[SUPER=01-L. Randolph Harrison/Former Pastor;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Lou Stuart/Church Member;1:30]
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Teresa tosses to Kimberly in Weather Center
[Toss back to anchor][FL-Hostage]
A murder suspect holding five hostages in Orlando, Florida released two of them today.
But the standoff with police continues tonight.
Both of the hostages who were released are children - an 8-year boy and a girl less than a year old.
A woman in her 40's, a 16-year-old girl and a 11-month-old boy remain captive in the suburban Orlando home.
Dean Petron apparently selected the home at random after shooting a deputy outside a nearby convenience store.
The deputy was trying to arrest him in connection with the shooting death of a store clerk Friday.
The Orange County Sheriff says negotiations with Petron continue.
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((THIS IS A POSITIVE THING...KIDS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Beary/Orange Co. Sheriff]
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Petron's son has traveled to Orlando to convince his father to release the remaining hostages.
George W- Bush is expected to soon announce his choice for a running mate.
And... there's plenty of speculation among Washington insiders.
Lee Cowan takes a look at some possible choices.
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[SUPER=01-William Bennett/Republican Activist; :40]
[SUPER=01-John Danforth/Former Missouri Senator; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Shrum/Gore Senior Advisor; 1:21 quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS news, washington.]
ON THE WEEKEND BEFORE GEORGE W. BUSH'S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT
ON A RUNNING MATE ... WASHINGTON INSIDERS WERE NAMING NAMES -- AND
HEDGING THEIR BETS -- ON JUST WHO THAT CHOICE MIGHT BE.
((SOT: KARL ROVE/BUSH CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST)) - 10:31:46
"I'm sure there's lots of speculation, lots of people suggesting their
in the know, but only one person is really in the know."
RIGHT NOW, THE FRONT-RUNNER APPEARS TO BE FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY AND
WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, DICK CHENEY.
SPECULATION SURROUNDING CHENEY GREW ON FRIDAY, WHEN HE CHANGED HIS VOTER
REGISTRATION FROM TEXAS TO WYOMING ... THEREBY AVOIDING A CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT THAT WOULD HAVE BARRED A BUSH-CHENEY TICKET.
DESPITE A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS, MANY REPUBLICANS SAY CHENEY -- WHO
ONCE SERVED PRESIDENT BUSH -- WOULD BE AN ASSET TO HIS SON AS WELL.
((SOT: WILLIAM BENNETT/REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST)) - 10:38:05
"This is a man of great solidity comes to mind. He's real conservative,
a true conservative. But not a conservative who the Democrats can easily
caricature and make fun of."
MEANWHILE, ANOTHER NAME HAS RESURFACED AS A TOP CONTENDER -- FORMER
MISSOURI SENATOR JOHN DANFORTH -- EVEN THOUGH HE'S RELUCTANT TO RETURN
TO PUBLIC OFFICE.
((SOT: JOHN DANFORTH/FORMER MISSOURI SENATOR)) - 10:48:36
"I think there are other people out there who are very, very good and
who would be very good vice presidents."
OTHER CANDIDATES FOR THE V-P SLOT INCLUDE OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR FRANK
KEATING ... AND FORMER JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, COLIN POWELL.
AND EVEN THOUGH DOZENS OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE URGING BUSH TO PICK
ARIZONA SENATOR, JOHN MCCAIN, THE CHANCES OF SUCH A UNION ARE FADING
CRITICS SAY THE BUSH SELECTION PROCESS HAS BEEN POORLY HANDLED.
((SOT: BOB SHRUM/GORE SENIOR ADVISOR)) - 9:05:18
"It's almost become a spectacle. I think at this point he looks a little
ALL THAT REPUBLICAN LEADERS CAN DO NOW IS WAIT AND SEE IF BUSH'S CHOICE
WILL GIVE THEM THE MOMENTUM THEY NEED ... AS THEY HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK'S
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
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President Clinton is back at Camp David tonight.... deciding what happens next at the Mideast peace talks.
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Clinton's been away from the summit for three days but says the Israeli and Palestinian delegations have made "headway" in his absence.
The two sides are struggling to break the impasse over Jerusalem-- the holy city claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians as their capital.
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((CERTAINLY WE ARE QUITE AWARE OF JERUSALEM'S IMPORTANCE TO MANY OTHERS, ESPECIALLY AS TO ITS SPECIAL STATUS AS AN IMPORTANT HOLY PLACE FOR THREE GREAT FAITHS. AND THOSE CONCERNS ARE VERY MUCH IN MIND AS WE TRY TO GO FORWARD AND FACILITATE AN AGREEMENT.))
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[OUT Q=an agreement.]
President Clinton was expected to meet separately tonight with both leaders before deciding what steps to take next.[Tease1]
More controversy tonight surrounding a Southwest Virginia prison.. We'll tell you why some say a local government official is out of line.
And a new E-R in Roanoke is designed to help patients - stat!
Those stories and more are still to come on News 7 at 11.
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An accident in Henry County this morning left one woman dead.
State police say a Chevrolet pickup traveling west on Moore's Mill Road around 1 a-m ran off the road and struck some trees.
They believe 44-year-old Debra Jackson of Spencer was a passenger in the vehicle.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 44-year-old Michael Nuckles, was airlifted to a hospital in North Carolina.
Carroll County authorities found the body of a Dugspur woman yesterday after responding to a domestic dispute.
Sheriff Warren Manning says the victim was discovered by deputies and state police in the home of David Lee Rose.
Rose was treated at a local hospital for a stab wound to the stomach.
The woman's name has not been released.[Red-Onion]
An inmate advocacy group says Southwest Virginia Delegate Clarence "Bud" Phillips might not be the right man to serve as an attorney for a former correctional officer.
The correctional officer was fired for allegedly beating an inmate at the Red Onion Prison near Pound.
The prison is in Phillips' district.
The executive director of the Citizens for the Rehabilitation of Errants says by representing Robert Short, Phillips is condoning the actions of the former guard.
Delegate Phillips says there is no conflict of interest - and that it's up to a jury to decide whether Short is innocent or guilty.
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After a year of construction the new emergency at the Lewis Gale Medical Center is ready for business.
Today, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
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((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
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[OUT Q=the patients]
The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday.
Coming up after the break .. A Louisiana boy stows away on a luxury cruise ship.
We'll tell you where he reached his final port of call.
And lightning could be to blame for a huge wildfire that's consumed 12-thousand acres of land in Colorado.
News 7 will be right back.
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Several giant presidential heads are still looking for a home.
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The concrete busts are intended to be featured in a 17- million dollar outdoor attraction called Presidents Park.
The developer is hoping to build the park in York County.
But critics say the heads are too tacky for a region that features Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg.
The Board of Supervisors had hoped to decide next month whether to grant a special permit for the busts.
But now say they're going to wait until a court decides whether the park's developer needs a special permit.
At one point-- officials in Buena Vista expressed interest in the project.
But the park's developer is hoping the situation will work out in York County.[Young-Stowaway]
Florida authorities have found a nine-year-old Louisiana boy in the Tampa Bay area after he'd been missing for days.
But it's how he got there that's baffling them.
The boy arrived at the Port of Tampa on a cruiseship that left New Orleans Friday.
Reporter Amani Channel has the tale of the young stowaway.
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[IN Q=AS PASSENGERS]
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Rodriguez/Tampa Police Dept.;:35]
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[OUT Q=NOT A GAME.]
(( As passengers on board the carnival cruiseline sensation arrived in tampa..one small person who didn't have a ticket showed up with them. this morning tampa police played baby sitter. keeping the nine year old busy coloring.
learning later that his name is akeem, he's from louisiana, and his mother latasha davis has been worried sick since he vanished on friday.
(SOT LATASHA "THEY SAID THEY FOUND HIM IN FLORIDA...TAMPA BAY,
FLORIDA...I'M LIKE HOW I LIVE OUT HERE IN NEW ORLEANS AND THEY WERE
LIKE HE DECIDED TO TAKE HIM A CRUISE.")
Police were told he was discovered on the ship friday...the night
it left from new orleans.
(SOT DENNIS "WHEN THEY WERE BOARDING THE PASSENGERS BACK ON THE BOAT,
HE WAS ABLE TO SLIP BY WITHOUT BEING CHECKED IN.")
Akeem doesn't speak much because he is autistic...His mother thinks he got out of the house and walked to the port.
(SOT LATASHA "HE BROKE THE WINDOW AND CAME OUT THE WINDOW.)
(STANDUP Amani "No one from the cruise line was available to comment on how little Akeem managed to slip on board. Once he was discovered police say medical staff on board checked to make sure the little boy
the department of children and families is taking care of akeem until he can be reunited with his mother.
(SOT TOM "SHE'S VERY EXCITED THAT WE FOUND HIM AND SHE WANTS TO COME TO TAMPA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO TAKE HIM BACK HOME
(SOT LATASHA "I LOVE HIM AND I WANT HIM TO STAY HOME AND STOP RUNNING OUT OF THE HOUSE. IT'S NOT A GAME.")
Latasha is thankful Akeem fell into caring hands.))
That was Amani Channel reporting.
A wildfire racing through canyons in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park has consumed more than 12- thousand acres.
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Some of the 500 firefighters have been diverted from the blaze to fight a second fire that broke out about 40 miles away in another part of the park.
The first fire is only ten percent contained, and officials say they need help from the weather to combat the flames.
The blaze erupted Thursday, and is thought to have been sparked by lightening.
No serious injuries are reported, and officials say well-known Indian ruins should be O-K.
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At 24, Tiger Woods became the youngest ever to win golf's grand slam. He completed the slam winning the British open in record style.
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Woods started the day with a six shot lead.
But David Duval made a run at Woods on the front nine pulling to within three strokes. But Duval struggled on 17, the notorious Road Hole and finished tied for 11-th att 7 under par.
Woods shot a 3 under par 69 today to finish the tournament at 19 under par. That's the lowest score in relation to par ever recorded at a major championship.
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((TIGER WOODS/BRITISH OPEN WINNER: I KNEW I WOULD HAVE IT AND TO HAVE IT AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE IS EVEN THAT MUCH MORE SPECIAL. BUT TO BEAT SOME OF THE GREATEST CHAMPIONS THE GAME HAS TO OFFER AND TO PLAY AS GREAT GAME OF GOLF AND BUILD A WIN AT THIS VENUE AND TO COMPLETE THE SLAM AT THIS VENUE THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL.))
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[OUT Q=.....it so special."]
Ernie Els and Thomas Bjorn tied for second at 11 under par.
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Kerrie Webb was winning another Major on the L-P-G-A tour.
Webb shot a final round 73 to finish at 282 six under par and win the U-S Women's Open beating Meg Mallon and Christie Kerr by 5 shots. Webb has won three of the last four majors on the Ladies tour.
In other golf, Gil Morgan won the Senior Tour;s Instinet open by four shots and Brad Faxon captured the P-G-A's B.C. Open.
Denny Neagle tossed a 4 hitter as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 5 to 1.
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Neagle struck out 8 and walked one in his first complete game in nearly two years.
The Yankee offense came through in the fourth. Derek Jeter hits this double into the gap in left centerfield scoring Chuck Knoblauch to make it 1 to nothing New York.
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Still in the fourth, Bernie Williams hits a double in th gap at left center scoring Jeter and the Yankees win it 5 to 1.
Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin signed a three year 27 million dollar contract extension with the Reds after he rejected an offer from the New York Mets.
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It was family day in Cincinnati this afternoon.
The Reds got on the board first. Dimitri Young hits this solo homer deep over the left field wall to make it 1 to nothing Cincinnati in the bottom of the first.
Then in the fourth, Dante Bichette gets all of this pitch for a two run homer extending his hitting streak to 17 games and Cincinnati goes on to win the game 5 to 3.
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The Big Red Machine was in the spot light in Cooperstown today Manager Spark Anderson was inducted into the Baseball hall of fame along with Slugger Tony Perez.
Also going into the Hall was White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk. And here are tonights numbers.
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The Washington Redskins defense has some new pieces that's coming together in training camp.
Mike Stevens says a dark horse has emerged as the defensive leader.
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[SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Redskins Cornerback; :24]
[SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Redskins Safety; :49]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
Rusty Wallace took the lead after Jeremy Mayfield blew a tire on the final lap to win the Pennsylvania 500.
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Rusty Wallace started on the outside pole and he would lead on the restart after a caution that came out when John Andretti blew an engine.
Dale Earnhardt would work his way from the 43-rd position to lead the race after 72 laps.
Dale Jarrett was the leader at the halfway mark and Jeff Burton was running a strong second.
Then on lap 110 the caution came out when Ricky Rudd blew a tire and hit the outside wall ending Rudd's day.
Earnhardt was challenging again but while running second behind Rusty he blew a right front tire and went a lap down.
Mayfield looked as though he was going to win the race but a tire went flat and Rusty went by taking the checkered flag just ahead of Jeff Burton.
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[IN Q=First audio...]
((RUSTY WALLACE/PENNSYLVANIA 500 WINNER: MY CAR FELT REAL GOOD AND HE HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM THERE AT THE END AND I WAS ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE AND THAT WAS IT BUT WE WERE BUMPER TO BUMPER JEFF BURTON RUN ME HARD TO IT FELT GOOD THOUGH TO FINALLY GET THE 51-ST VICTORY GET 2 THIS YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=.....2 this year."]
Jeff Gordon was third, Dale Jarrett fourth and Matt Kenseth fifth. Rick Mast finished 8-th and Mayfield 10-th.
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Lance Armstrong defends his title at the Tour De France. He finished six minutes ahead of Jan Ulrich of Germany to join Greg Lemond as the only Americans to win cycling's top event two years in a row.
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