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Coming up on News 7-
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A Roanoke police officer is accused of helping drug dealers in the city-
While a man who pled guilty to conpsiring to murder a judge tells News 7 why he pled.
And is this a freeway or a runway? A traffic stopping event in L-A.
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And did George W. decide?'
News 7 is next. [Open]
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A Roanoke police officer faces federal charges. Some city residents say he let them down in a big way.
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[Pledge]


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A Roanoke City Police officer has been indicted for racketeering.
A federal grand jury believes Officer Frederick Pledge has been conducting a shake-down of local drug dealers over the past five years.
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The indictment handed up last week charges Pledge accepted bribes from at least ten different drug dealers- -in exchange for not arresting them, warning them of pending indictments and police investigations.
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Pledge read the charges against him in magistrate's court today... charges that include drug trafficking and extortion .
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((BASICALLY HE USED HIS JOB AS AN OFFICER TO SHAKE DOWN PEOPLE, ACCEPT PAYMENTS FOR NOT ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR DRUG DEALS, NOT ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR HABITUAL OFFENDER))
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Pledge is officially still a member of the city police force.
The Department says it will "closely monitor the case." If disciplinary action is warranted, that'll come later.




[Roanoke-Police]


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People in a neighborhood that Pledge used to patrol are disheartened by the news.
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Jeff Artis lives on (Lah-fee-ett) Lafayette Boulevard-- where neighbors have been banding together to rid the area of crime.
Artis says Pledge routinely patrolled the area and even attended the neighborhood's crime watch meetings.
In fact, in December, the group honored Pledge for his work in the community.
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((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE SCLC: I HAD HEARD SOME THINGS ABOUT PLEDGE THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE AND FIGURED THAT YOU KNOW BECAUSE HE WAS WITH US AND WAS SO COOPERATIVE THAT EVERYTHING WAS ON THE UP AND UP BUT IT TURNED OUT MY SOURCES WERE CORRECT AND I SHOULD'VE TRUSTED THEM. I SHOULD HAVE WENT WITH MY FIRST INSTINCTS.))
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Artis says the department is a good organization and hopes the alleged actions of one person don't taint people's views of the department.
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As Frederick Pledge was arraigned in one federal courtroom, the former police chief of Vinton was in another.
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Rick Foutz is suing the town of Vinton, demanding ten-point-two million dollars because he says town officials forced him to resign. Today he asked that one of the town's attorneys --(Og-NEES Shockra- Vortey) Agnis Chakravorty -- be disqualified .. since the two served the town together and were close friends. Chakravorty says he never saw Foutz socially and only learned about his resignation in the newspaper. The judge says there's no conflict of interest and let Chakravorty stay on the case.
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[Cheney]


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It looks like Dick Cheney will be the number two man- on the GOP ticket.
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Tonight two Republican sources say George W. Bush will ask former Defense Secretary Dick Chency to be his running mate.
The phone call with an offer is expected tomorrow morning.
Cheney has told associates he will accept.
Today Bush would not confirm his choice.
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Dick Cheney is a former defense secretary who has expertise in foreign affairs- something Bush lacks.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/24/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][DeMoranville]


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A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill a judge ... says he had nothing to do with it.
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Christopher DeMoranville of Christiansburg says it was Derrick Chapman who thought up the plan ..
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to kill Montgomery County Judge Ray Grubbs last September, along with DeMoranville's parents.
DeMoranville says the only reason why he plead guilty to the charge was to end the whole ordeal. And he told State Police about Chapman's plan to keep people from dying.
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((CHRISTOPHER DEMORANVILLE: I THOUGHT HE WAS SERIOUS AND I DIDN'T WANT MY PARENTS TO DIE OR THE JUDGE I WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT MY PARENTS BUT I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO DIE AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN SO I WORE A WIRE AND SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT IT AND HE FREELY ADMITTED TO IT.))

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Chapman received a sentence of 30 years in prison by a jury in April.
DeMoranville says Chapman should go to prison but says the sentence is too severe.
DeMoranville received three years' probation.
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[Carroll-Death]


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New information tonight about a death in Carroll County that occurred over the weekend.
Police believe a woman stabbed the man she lived with ..before stabbing and killing herself.
Deputies responding found 32 year old Tracie Pamela Renegar dead in the home.
They also found 46-year old David Lester Rose- he was taken to
Twin County Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery.



[Murder-Suicide]


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A mother who found four of her family members dead in a triple murder--suicide in Martinsville, has issued a statement to the media.
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Katie Brown wrote about the stress her son, Jesse Jr. endured by caring for his father and his 12 year old newphew, Demitri.
The stress is what apparently led Jesse Junior to kill them, his sister, Dorothy Yolanda and himself.
In the note she writes "We know that Jesse Jr. loved his family, because he fought so hard to find workable solutions for over 12 years, exhausting every avenue and resource imaginable through the myriad of red tape-
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She also went on to criticize "social systems inability to cope" with plans needed to care for disabled patients.
Social Service agencies say there is help available and local programs provide counseling.

[Riner-Bank]


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A Montgomery County woman wasn't banking on fame when she started cleaning the attic of her antique shop. Linda Palmer inherited an old general store in the Rogers community - and while doing a little cleaning, she found what she THOUGHT was a dirty old piece of furniture.
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A little dusting gave way to this 8-foot tall structure believed to be the front of the "Riner" Community bank - which went belly-up in the 19-20s. The bank later became a post office. Palmer believes the hand-carved, oak structure has been in the attic since the 40s... She hasn't estimated the value of the bank front just yet .. But, she says, she isn't interested in cashing in on this find..
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((LINDA PALMER/DISCOVERED BANK: I THINK THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL BRING ROGERS AND RINER BOTH A LITTLE - TAKE THEM BACK INTO THE PAST MAYBE A LITTLE BIT...AND EVERYBODY I'VE TOLD SAYS YOU DON'T MEAN IT, YOU DON'T MEAN IT - THAT THIS IS AN OLD BANK THAT WAS THERE...))
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Palmer says one day she might give the bank to a local museum ..
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It's called "Carnivore". Still ahead, when does the F-B-I use it to spy on e-mail messages?
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And as a hostage standoff ends, police say a woman killed inside a home may have died from an officer's bullet.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office on this rainy Monday night with all your football news. We'll check in with Steve Mason at the ACC coaches' meeting at the Homestead. Plus, one of the many new Redskins', former Hokie Tyronne Drakeford drops by for a chat. Reggie White finally arrives at Panthers' camp. And the All-stars clinic branches out to girls' basketball tonight on the big 7.))

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A three day hostage situation ended today in Florida- the gunman killing himself- but tonight authorities say a woman killed during the standoff- may have been killed by police.
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Police say the woman may have died yesterday when a sharpshooter tried to kill the gunman.
At the time, the gunman said someone was hurt.
The man also fired shots. A police spokesman says an autopsy will determine if police buillets killed the woman.


It was Saturday that the gunman stormed the home and took five people hostage.
Two hostages escaped Saturday- Two others made it out alive today.
The gunman-who died today- was wanted for the Friday shooting death of a convenience store clerk.


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Negotiations go on into the night at Camp David-
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With little sleep and a tense topic- it is tough going as delegations from Israel and the Palestinians meet with President Clinton.
Although the talks are intense there is still no agreement.
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((I HESTITATE TO USE A PHRASE LIKE HOPEFUL BECAUSE THESE ISSUES ARE SO DIFFICULT AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER I'D BE ABLE TO BACK THAT UP.))
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In the much disputed areas of the West Bank -- the waning talks have only increased violence. Today, Israeli soldiers clubbed Palestinians who were trying to stop construction on land they claim is their own.
While the West Bank remains one of the core issues -- it is the bitter question over Jerusalem that could be the deal breaker.
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[E-Mail]


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When you send E-mail how private is it?
Did you know the F-B-I can spies on E-mail?
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The agency insists it only spies on bad guys- using a device called Carnivore.
It monitors designated e-mail addresses looking for criminal activity.
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((ALAN DAVISON/CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND TECHNOLOGY: CARNIVORE HAS ACCESS TO MUCH MORE INFORMATION THAN IT IS LEGALLY ENTITLED TO COLLECT. HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE CAN TRUST CARNIVORE. ))
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Congress is holding hearings to determine whether enforcing the law violates privacy.
The F-B-I defends Carnivore saying it works similar to phone taps- requiring court approval and technical help.
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((WE DON'T DO BROAD SEARCHES OR SURVEILLANCE WITH THIS SYSTEM. THAT'S NOT AUTHORIZED BY A COURT ORDER.))
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The FBI has used carnivore 16 times this year mostly against internet hackers.
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The judge sets a moonshine suspect free .. for now. Still ahead, prosecutors lose their battle to keep him in jail.
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And just what L-A freeways need at rush hour .. a plane making traffic even worse.
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A man suspected in last night's triple murder in Washington County has turned himself in.
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19-year-old Curtis Wayne Cullop of Glade Springs is charged with three counts of first degree murder.
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Police suspect him of fatally shooting 70-year-old Carrie Owens, 69-year-old Carl Owens and 41-year-old Patricia Arnold.
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Police say a fourth victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police haven't established a motive for the murders.[Stanley]


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A judge believed a convicted moonshiner from Franklin County today -- even though federal attorneys said the man was lying.
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Prosecutors say Dee Stanley threatened to blow up the Federal Building or set it on fire. But since the U-S attorneys would not put their confidential tipsters on the stand -- the judge called the threats hearsay. Dee Stanley is charged with making and selling whiskey .. and laundering the profits. Prosecutors wanted to lock him up until his trial in September, but the judge let him go on 150-thousand-dollars bond with an electronic monitor.
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They didn't steal or break anything, but police still want to catch whomever broke into the Bedford Primary School over the weekend.
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Someone entered the school Saturday afternoon, took food from the cafeteria and smeared it around ten different classrooms.
Physical damage was minimal, but crews spent more than a day cleaning up the mess.
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[Clearbrook-Fire]


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Exercise mats placed against a light bulb may have caused a fire at Clearbrook Elementary this morning.
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A custodian and a friend found the fire and grabbed fire extinguishers to stop the flames from spreading until fire fighters arrived.
No one else was in the building.
The fire damaged the original stage at Clearbrook.
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[AEP-Choice]


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45-thousand spaces are available for American Electric Power customers .. who want to volunteer for their new customer choice program. The experiment will allow customers to pick their own electricity provider on August 15. If you're interested, call A-E-P. All Virginians will be able to choose by the end of next year.


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Coming up tonight - we'll head to the Homestead in Hot Springs for some hot news from the ACC football coaches who have gathered their this evening. We're also headed to Skins' camp to chat with former Hokie Tyronne Drakeford. But first news from the Panthers. Tonight they signed Eric Swann to a one year deal.
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He signs on the same day Reggie White goes through his first practice with the Panthers. A record crowd turned out at Wofford College, and the fans got to see the future hall of famer work hard to prove he can still play. Our Panthers camp reports begin later this week.
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[S-ACC]


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The 2000 ACC football media day kick off is at the Homestead part of this week. Steve Mason has a report.
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((in fact the only question about the Seminole program is does this veteran coach show any signs of slowing down. ((:))
His son Tommy, very smart, almost beating his dad last year and he returns a ACC high 16 starters. Georgia Tech fell to FSU 41-35, but must replace Joe Hamilton. Virginia coach George Welsh's degree of success could hinge on summer school. Running back Antoine Womack and linebacker Donnie Green are working hard to to get back on the field this season. He is confident of the great lengths he has gone to this off season to make his program better by looking at other college and NFL teams. ((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
Duke and Wake Forest are rebuilding and Maryland is pinning it's hopes on heisman hopeful Lamont Jordan as is North Carolina on the healing achilles tendon in quarterback Ronald Curry's leg. ((CARL TORBUSH/UNC HEAD COACH:))
At the Homestead in Hot Springs, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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The Washington Redskins had today off from their training camp workouts. And a little time away from the field is probably a good thing for former Virginia Tech Hokie Tyronne Drakeford. The veteran defensive back was signed on Friday night June 23rd to serve as a back-up corner for Deion, Darrell and Champ. So far, he's been striggling to find his place in the mix.
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((TYRONNE DRAKEFORD/REDSKINS CORNERBACK:)) ((Drakeford, who is now 29, was starter the last two seasons for the Saints and before that he not only started but polished his skills against future hall of famer Jerry Rice in San Francisco during his first four years in the league. In coming to DC, he basically gave up playing time for a chance to be a champ. ((DRAKEFORD:)) Drakeford helped the Hokies get their recent string of seven straight bowls rolling during his senior season. He says last year's Tech season and the fact that Frank Beamer has now put more than 70 players in the NFL has made Tech much more of a household name in the league.)) ((DRAKEFORD:))


[S-Surgery]


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Former Redskins' lineman Mark Schlereth wetn under the knife yet again today. Schlereth had surgery today on his left knee. It's the 13th time in his 12 year career that he has had that knee operated on for a football related injury. Overall, he's had 27 surgeries in his career.


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More injury news on the lineman front from the Jaguars camp tonight.
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All-pro Leon Searcy tore a tendon in his right knee today during practice and he could miss the rest of the season. He has missed only two games since 1992, but his quadriceps tendon tear is being termed significant.
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[S-Camp]


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Karen Harvey's basketball camp at Hollins officially joining forces with the All-Star Clinics of the Roanoke Valley today. The same people that put on George Lynch's basketball camp and The Barber's football camp are now reaching out to young girls in the valley.
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The partnership has helped Harvey provide scholarships to needy campers and lunches for participants.
Now Harvey and the camp staff can focus on teaching the game to the girls.
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Basketball is not the only lesson the coaches are hoping to teach.
Harvey says they want to help build character in their students as well.
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Former UVa star Curtis Staples just wrapped up his "Quick Release" girls basketball camp and is now looking to shine up his passport.
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Staples held the camp in Lynchburg and has gone to great lengths, through news conferences and publicity, to promote the girls he coaches. Now Staples is promoting himself. He has recently signed a one year contract to play pro basketball overseas in the Italian league for Team Benetton. Staples says it's a guaranteed seven figure deal.
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[Plane-Freeway]


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Rush hour traffic was worse than usual today in L-A, thanks to some fly-in traffic.
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A single-engine aircraft towing an advertising banner landed in the carpool lanes on the Harbor freeway in Los Angeles.
Local T-V stations report no one was hurt.
The plane did not hit any vehicles on the freeway and didn't appear to have any damage.
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