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A father goes to court for custody of his unborn child. We'll hear from both sides in this unique dispute.
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Also coming up on NEWS 7- -a look inside Roanoke's nearly complete Higher Education Center.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - a local baseball all-star team is headed to Tucson. Fleming is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight. Brett Bodine sets a track record at Indy.
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And Jeremy Mayfield is hospitalized after crashing in practice at the track this afternoon.
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Rain's still in the forecast, but not for long. I'll have the details in weather.

[Custody-Dispute]


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A Roanoke man claims the mother of his unborn child is unfit.
And as soon as the child is born-- he wants full custody.
But the Court believed the case was premature and dismissed it.
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Kate Weidaw is outside the Roanoke City courthouse with more.
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(Rollcue:protect his child.)
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A Danville man is fighting for his life after he was apparently stabbed in the chest.
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It happened around four o'clock this afternoon at 226 Winslow Street.
Authorities are questioning a female suspect.
They have not determined a motive of the stabbing.
Investigators are still at the house and are interviewing neighbors.
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[Henry-fugitive]


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A Henry County fugitive wanted to see a newspaper article about his alleged crimes.
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That, authorities say, is why 35 year old Kosta Gus Maurakis (MORE-rock-iss) stopped at a convenience store on the Virginia- North Carolina line... to pick up a paper.
A Henry County woman spotted him and called police.
Authorities caught up with the man at the end of a high speed chase.
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((CAPTAIN KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THAT POINT HE RAISED THE FIREARM AND POINTED IT TO HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND AND POLICE BUT OFFICERS GOT HIM TO SURRENDER AND DROP THE WEAPON. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.))
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Maurakis (MORE-rockk-iss) allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend two days ago in Henry County.
She was unharmed.
Maurakis (MORE-rock-iss) is in a Rockingham County jail.

[Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Plans for the Roanoke Higher Education Center have been in the works for several years, but it may come as a surprise to many that the construction is almost complete.
Joe Dashiell has more on the renovation of a Roanoke landmark, and the arrival of a unique educational program.
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((On the ground floor of the old Norfolk and Western Headquarters, workers still have plenty to accomplish, but upstairs, classrooms are almost complete...and the first students are due to arrive in less than two weeks.
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((TOM MCKEON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE HAD SET AN ELEVEN- MONTH TIME FRAME FROM THE TIME THE CONSTRUCTION STARTED RIGHT AFTER THE DEMOLITION. AND WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT, SO WE'RE PLEASED WITH THE SPEED AND QUALITY OF WORK THAT'S GOING INTO THE BUILDING. I THINK ONCE PEOPLE GET AN IDEA AND SEE IT I THINK THEY WILL REALLY BE IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY.))
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The new entrance is on the west side of the building, but railroad employees will recognize the old lobby on the first floor, and many interior details that survived the renovation.
The building will feature the latest computer and communications equipment, and other high-tech teaching tools. [NAT SOUND OF KEN WIERINGO 15:06]
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The Roanoke Higher Education Center will bring 16 institutions and partner agencies under one roof. What makes the center unique is the range of educational opportunities, from high school programs to higher education, workforce training and career development.
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((WE THINK IT WILL BE A REMARKABLE MIX OF PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS THAT WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT, CERTAINLY ECONOMICALLY, ON OUR REGION.))
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Landscaping and other exterior improvements won't be complete for a few months, so the official dedication and open house probably won't happen until Spring.
But the moving vans arrive on August fifteenth... and soon after, the first students will be sitting at their desks and setting a new course for a Roanoke landmark.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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A local conservative group says a new policy that bans harassment of gays in Charlottesville city schools could end up facing a legal challenge.
The Charlottesville school board last night voted to add "sexual orientation" to its non- discrimination policy for teachers and students.
But the Forest- based Family Policy Network says that will open the door to pedophiles teaching students.
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((JAY DELANCEY/FAMILY POLICY NETWORK: IT WILL BE FOUGHT IN THE COURTS AND THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL PAY THE PRICE IN THE COURTS, BECAUSE A PEDOPHILE MAY SUE, SAYING 'WELL, THIS IS MY SEXUAL ORIENTATION', AND THEY'LL HAVE TO GO AND DEFINE IN THAT COURT WHAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION MEANS, BECAUSE REALLY IT'S A VAGUE TERM.))
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DeLancey says two groups are considering a lawsuit against the school board for what they feel is condoning a lifestyle that violates Virginia law.

[Route-29]


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Relief is on the way for motorists traveling along the Route 29- Route 460 corridor near Lynchburg.
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V-DOT says work on the final two ramps at the new cloverleaf should be completed by next week.
Traffic at the interchange has been slowed for more than a year while highway crews have worked to restructure and widen the entire intersection.
Delays occurred when V-DOT discovered a contractor had not built the ramps to the proper grade requirements.

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Chuck Robb and George Allen are set to face off in the first debate of the 2000 Senate campaign.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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And the flap over Sally Mann's photographs flares up again as the Virginia Museum of Fine Art responds to Governor Gilmore's call for exhibition standards.
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[Sally-Mann]


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Governor Jim Gilmore called her work "lewd" and "outrageous."
He demanded the state-supported Virginia Museum of Fine Arts enact a policy that would bar Lexington artist Sally Mann's controversial photographs from future display.
Today, the Museum tells NEWS 7 it will do NO such thing.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( The French Impressionist paintings that grace the walls of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts today scandalized 18th century Paris.
Museum officials reminded us of that, as they unveiled new guidelines for approving lectures and special programs.


The guidelines will NOT require review of specific art to be displayed.
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((RICHARD WOODWARD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: NOT IN SPECIFIC DETAIL, SLIDE BY SLIDE, WORD BY WORD, NO. Why not? I THINK IT WOULD BE SO ONEROUS THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE ANY PROGRAMS.)) [RUNS:07]
Despite the stern warnings of the Governor and First Lady Roxane Gilmore -- under the new guidelines, Lexington photographer Sally Mann could be invited back.
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((RICHARD WOODWARD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IN VIEW OF OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HER WORK, YES, THAT IS CORRECT.)) [RUNS:04 ]

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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK WHEN YOU TAKE YOUNG CHILDREN AND PUT THEM IN COMPROMISING POSITIONS, SHOWING THEM DEFECATING AND URINATING AND THESE KINDS OF THINGS, I THINK THERE COMES A TIME WHEN A STATE-RUN MUSEUM IS ENTITLED TO DRAW THE LINE.)) [runs:10]
The Museum chose NOT to.
Mann tells NEWS 7 : "The Virginia Museum has responded in a sincere and dignified way to the implied threat and the patently political issue concocted by Governor Gilmore ... " and with the new rules ".... it would appear that the Museum has in no way abridged or threatened free artistic expression."
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The conservative Family Foundation says its disappointed in the new guidelines, asking of the Governor's implied threat and the Museum's response: what's the point?
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[Senate-Debate]


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U. S. Senate candidates Chuck Robb and George Allen have agreed to three debates so far.
The only one scheduled to take place in Western Virginia is this weekend.
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Robb and Allen will appear together before the Virginia Bar Association at the Homestead.
The Democratic incumbent
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and Republican challenger are supposed to debate for 90 minutes.
They have a second debate next month in Fairfax, and one set for October in Charlottesville.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street ended the week on an upswing. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 61 points while NASDAQ rose 27.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index climbed more than two points.
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[Monroe]


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Virginia Tech has to decide whether one of its football players will return to the field now that he's admitted to drug possession.
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Defensive end Derrius Monroe was charged with selling cocaine in January.
Prosecutors said an informant bought about half a gram of crack from Monroe.
Today, the Tech senior entered into a plea agreement in exchange for his testimony in other cases.
The judge is taking Monroe's case under advisement while he completes two years' probation and drug counseling.
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Two of his former teammates, Jermaine Hinckson and Manny Clemente, are still facing trial on drug distribution charges.

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A former Montgomery County teacher's aide pled "no contest" today to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.
46-year-old Wanda C. Fraser's attorney said the sex was consensual.
Fraser was charged with carnal knowledge and taking indecent liberties in February. She lost her job at Auburn Middle School at about the same time.
The judge said he would rule on the case after a pre-sentence report in October.

[CVS]


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The Lewis Gale Clinic Pharmacy is closing.
As of September 1st, C-V-S will own the pharmacy.
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A spokeswoman says the clinic decided to sell after having a difficulty finding pharmacists.
C-V-S will fill their prescriptions and take over the clinic's remaining supplies.
That means patients won't be able to have their prescriptions filled inside the clinic building.
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Spokeswoman Barb Slaughter said that shouldn't create any problems for patients, because there is a C-V-S store across the street from the clinic.
The pharmacy employed five people, who will either takes jobs with C-V-S or move to other positions within the clinic.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, some area baseball stars are heading west in search of gold. Mayfield crashes and Brett sets a track record today at Indy.
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Plus, tonight's Friday Football Extra preseason looks take to Fleming - the home of the Colonels.
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[S-Baseball]


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The Roanoke District 12 Big League baseball team will play in the Big League World Series over the next week in Tuscon, Arizona.
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The team left for Washington D.C. today and will fly out west. William Byrd, Glenvar, Alleghany and Cave Spring players make up the team. It's a round robin tourney with nine teams from Puerto Rico, Poland and the states.
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Fans can keep up on the team through a web page that will have stats and so much more.
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[S-Qualify]


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The field for tomorrow's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis is now all set.
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Brett Bodine hit the wall yesterday and messed up the aerodynamics on his Ford. He ended up just 44th in first round time trials. Today, Bodine went out and turned in a lap that would have won him the pole. His 181 point 072 mile an hour circuit is a new track record. He'll start 26th.
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Before qualifying, Jeremy Mayfield crashed and he is now at Methodist hospital with a concussion.
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The 31 year old lost control of his Ford at the entrance to turn three and slammed the driver's side of his car against the outside wall. It took rescue workers 10 minutes to get him out of the car. He has what doctors call a closed head injury. He will miss tomorrow's race. Kyle Petty will drive for him in the Mobil One Ford.
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The play of Herman Moore and Germane Crowell will be key if the Detroit Lions offense is to improve on it's 1999 ranking of 21st in the league. Steve Mason recently spoke with the former UVa stars.
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The Redskins open the pre season tonight in Tampa Bay. Bruce Smith, Darrell Green and Stephen Davis will all miss tonig

ht's contest.[S-Fleming]


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William Fleming begins a new era under former assistant coach Keith Smith, who replaces George "Kila" Miller as the Colonels head coach.
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The Colonels lost 20 seniors to graduation and Smith and his staff are faced with finding replacements for those players who were the nucleus of the team last season.
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((KEITH SMITH/WILLIAM FLEMING HEAD COACH: OBVIOUSLY WE LOST A GREAT ONE IN THE HARDY KID AMONG SOME OTHERS. WE'LL HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO GET HIM REPLACED WE MIGHT REPLACE HIM BY COMMITTEE AT THE TAILBACK POSITION. BUT WE WILL GET THE JOB DONE. WE HAVE SOME GOOD LOOKING YOUNG TALENT HAVE A FEW MORE KIDS OUT THIS YEAR.))
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More than 48 kids have been on the field during the preseason and Smith says their major focus has been going back to the basics.
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((SMITH: WE DON'T DO A WHOLE LOT IN THE SPECIALTY AREA WE HAVE THAT PERIOD KIND OF SHORT RIGHT NOW. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE O AND D AND TECHNIQUES WORK AND FUNDAMENTAL DRILL WORK WE'RE DOING ALL OF THAT.))
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[S-Dot]


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Peggy Woodard of Virginia Beach is the senior state amateur champion. Woodard beat Salem's Dot Bolling today 3 and 2 closing out the match on the 16-th hole.
Bolling was attempting to become the first womam to win both amateur titles in the same year.