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A judge says a Roanoke man can't be granted custody of his child - before it's born.
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[vo-nat] A woman's charged in connection with a stabbing in Danville.
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An unusual custody case of a father and an unborn fetus played out in Roanoke Circuit Court yesterday. A Roanoke man says he wants full custody because the mother is unfit. Kate Weidaw has details.
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((38 year old Alphonso Brooks says he would be able to provide a better living environment for his unborn daughter than her mother Chevette Hunter.

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((ALPHONSO BROOKS: I KNOW HER FOR 4 YEARS I KNOW HOW SHE OPERATES AND I DISAPPROVE HOW SHE GOES ABOUT HER BUSINESS.))
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Hunter who's eight months pregnant says when she told Brooks about her pregnancy he wanted nothing to do with it. Brooks' attorney says that's not true.

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((SAM GARRISON/BROOK'S ATTORNEY: WHAT HE'S BASICALLY SAYING IS INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY FROM THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A FATHER, HE'S TOWARD THIS CHILD, HE WANTS TO REAR HER.))
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Hunter's attorney argued in court that Brooks has nothing to back up his claims about her being an unfit mother.

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((HENRY WOODWARD/HUNTER'S ATTORNEY: THE ARGUMENT MADE ON THE FACE OF THE PETITION IS ILLEGALLY DETAINING THE GIRL IN HER BODY, AND ASKED THE COURT TO UNDUE IT WHICH IS BOTH PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.))
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Hunter left the courtroom crying and saying she's happy the judge sided with her.

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((CHEVETTE HUNTER: I'M HAPPY IT'S OVER.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: IN THE END IT ONLY TOOK THE COURT A FEW MINUTES TO DISMISS THE CASE SAYING THEY CAN'T HOLD A CUSTODY HEARING UNTIL THE CHILD IS BORN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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A woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Danville.
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Sue Ellen King Totten (TOTT-in) is charged with malicious wounding after Larry Johnson was stabbed in the chest yesterday afternoon.
He's in critical condition.
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The probe into the crash of the Concorde Air France jet continues as investigators try to figure out the importance of a 16 inch metal strip found on the runway.
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They say it did not come from the jet, but have not said where it originated.
One expert says having an object on the runway could be dangerous for Concordes, particularly because their tires turn at very high speeds.
Investigators say that tire marks on the runway prove the aircraft veered to the left.
Authorities say that at least one tire blew out in the course of the jet's short and doomed flight.
The crash killed all 109 people on board.
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A local conservative group says "sexual orientation" should NOT be included in anti-discrimination policies of Virginia's schools.
Representatives from the Family Policy Network - based in Forest - say Charlottesville educators went too far when they voted this week to protect gay teachers and students from discrimination.
The Network fears pedophiles could be protected under the policy.
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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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Groups opposed to the school board's new policy are now considering legal action to keep it from being enacted.


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The Roanoke Higher Education Center will welcome its first students within two weeks... That after years of planning.
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While crews are still working on the renovation of the former Norfolk and Western headquarters building...
New classrooms are almost complete... and soon the 16 institutions and partner agencies will begin moving in.
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((TOM MCKEON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: 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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The higher education center will offer a wide range of educational opportunities, including high school programs, higher education, workforce training, and career development.
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If you think buffalo are only seen out West, you're wrong.
A Montgomery County man is raising them right here in Virginia.
Kelli Thompson visited Brush Creek Farm and Buffalo store in Riner for this week's Time Off.
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((Jim Politis is not your everyday farmer. His herd is a little different...they're buffalo. Over sixty bison roam the one hundred acre farm in Montgomery County. The buffalo are continuously being replaced for meat, but only bulls are slaughtered. The heifers are kept for breeding. An average bull weighs between nine hundred to fifteen hundred pounds. Politis believes the key to raising the bison successfully is to keep them natural.
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[IN Q:JUST LET THEM BE] ((JIM POLITIS/BUFFALO FARMER: JUST LET THEM BE. IF WE GET IN TROUBLE WE TRY TO HELP THEM BUT, BASICALLY THEY ARE PRETTY SELF SUFFICIENT ANIMALS . WE KEEP EM FED AND WATERED.))
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He and his wife Jan opened a restaurant a few miles from the farm to help promote the idea of buffalo beef. The store attracts about a hundred customers a week, serving up everything from chili to bison burgers. The meat is also sold in the store for customers to take home. Orders have been placed as far away as Hawaii. But there are still a lot of folks that are a little skeptical about taking that first bite.
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[IN Q:IT'S PROMOTING] (( JIM POLITIS/BUFFALO FARMER: IT'S PROMOTING, YOU HAVE TO PROMOTE IT, EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE HEALTH BENEFITS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO TRY IT.))
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[IN Q: A BISON BURGER] (( A BISON BURGER CONTAINS JUST THREE GRAMS OF FAT. COMPARED TO A REGULAR HAMBURGER AT FIFTEEN GRAMS, THAT'S QUITE A DIFFERENCE. BUT WHAT ABOUT TASTE?))
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[IN Q: IT'S A DARKER MEAT] ((JAMIE ARMENTROUT/CUSTOMER: IT'S A DARKER MEAT, IT DOESN'T MARBLE LIKE BEEF AND IT DOESN'T HAVE A FAT TASTE TO IT AT ALL. IT DOESN'T WEIGH IN YOUR STOMACH EITHER.))
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[OUT Q:IN YOUR STOMACH EITHER.] Politis has a gift shop in his restaurant too, and hopes to expand it by this fall. He also plans to start giving tours of the farm. Kelli Thompson, News 7, Montgomery County.))
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If you would like to check out the Brush Creek Farm and Buffalo Store... you can find directions on our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com. Just click on "Time Off."
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A Roanoke dancer faces a felony charge - after allegedly beating a woman... with a shoe.
25-year-old Thomeka Childress - also known as XTC (Ecstasy) - is charged with malicious wounding, which could carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
24-year-old Chastity Frye says she was preparing to audition at a cabaret when Childress beat her with a high-heeled platform shoe.
Childress says it was self-defense, because Frye hit her first.

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A Virginia Tech football player has admitted to drug possession and may not return to the field any time soon.
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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.
Yesterday, 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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The New York Mets knocked out Randy Johnson in the fourth inning and beat Arizona 6-to-1.
It's Johnson's shortest outing in more than two years.
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Joe McEwing puts the Mets on the board with the RBI double to right center field. Jay Payton scores and it's one-nothing New York.
Arizona's woes weren't just on the mound. Tony Womack can't handle the ball at short, a run scores and the Mets beat the Diamondbacks six to one.
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In Florida, Delino DeShields' single down the first base line brings home Brady Anderson for the win.
The score gives the Orioles the 10-to-nine edge over Tampa Bay and ends a 15 inning marathon.
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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We want to take a moment to let our viewers know that News 7 Saturday Morning will resume our Weekend Diner segments soon.
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If you have any suggestions or would like to join us with a recipe on Weekend Diner - please send us the information at...
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning... George-W- works to win-over America's heartland in a whistle-stop tour... and Al Gore fights back.
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Plus - the works of a Lexington photographer spark a battle between the Governor and a state-funded museum.
More on those stories coming in just a few minutes.
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The race for America's top spot heats up... as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney continue needling democrats in America's Heartland... and Al Gore responds to his opponents' insults.
With the GOP convention under its belt, the Republican ticket continues an old- fashioned whistle stop rail tour today.
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Democrats lambasted Bush for returning to what party leaders called, the tired old formula of personal attacks.
As an example, they point to this moment in Bush's acceptance speech when he accused Gore of scaring Americans about the Bush plan on social security and medicare.
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Gore says he'll announce his choice for a running mate Tuesday.


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Senator Chuck Robb and Republican opponent George Allen face off today in a debate.
The candidates have agreed to three debates including one in Western Virginia.
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Robb and Allen will appear together today 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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We will have full coverage of today's debate - tonight on News 7 at 6.


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Virginia tobacco growers will benefit from a deal with Philip Morris.
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The company announced yesterday it has signed contracts to buy more than 55 million pounds of burley tobacco directly from farmers.
The pilot program is in wake of 45 percent quota cuts in burley to be auctioned this fall.
Farmers in Virginia and six other states have contracts. The program includes an increase in prices paid for the tobacco, and growers will get immediate payment upon delivery of their tobacco in November.
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A purchase agreement between New Fitness and Cory Everson's gym didn't go through as planned yesterday - but the buyout could still take place.
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Originally New Fitness gave the owner of Cory Everson's until yesterday afternoon to provide a membership list.
New Fitness has allowed members of Cory Everson's to work out at the gym temporarily while the air conditioning problem is being fixed.
Now the owner of New Fitness says Cory Everson is taking advantage of her kindness and is delaying the process of allowing her to buy-out the memberships.
A new deadline has been set for next week, and if the owner of Cory Everson's doesn't come through New Fitness says the deal is off.
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A battle is brewing between Governor Gilmore and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
It concerns the work of Lexington photographer Sally Mann.
The Governor called her work "lewd" and "outrageous " - and demanded the state-supported museum enact a policy that would bar her controversial work from future display.
As Ellen Qualls reports - the Museum says it will do NO such thing.
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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?
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Officials in New York spray down the streets - after the West-Nile virus reappears.
The story ahead.
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And - beach-goers in South Carolina...
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got more than they bargained for yesterday - when ocean waters developed into a frightening water spout.
Details ahead.
But first if you are traveling today........
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here are some more ideas from the weekend calendar.

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A Henry County fugitive was captured - apparently because he was curious.
The man allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend then led authorities on a high speed chase.
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Authorities say 35 year old Kosta Gus Maurakis (MORE-rock-iss) wanted to see how much press the alleged kidnapping of ex-girlfriend was getting.
So he stopped at a store near the North Carolina-Virginia border to buy a paper. A Henry County woman spotted him.

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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A MOTORIST TRAVELING FROM HENRY COUNTY OBSERVED THE VEHICLE AND GOT ON THE CELL PHONE AND STAYED ON THE CELL PHONE UNTIL SHE COULD GET THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ROCKINGHAM AND MADISON TOWN POLICE THERE.))
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The suspect remains in a Rockingham County jail. The victim was not injured.


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A 78 year old man has been diagnosed with the year's first confirmed case of a human infected with the West Nile virus in the United States.
New York City's health commissioner says the man spent a week in the hospital, but is home now.
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He'd suffered from fever and dizziness.
The virus is passed on to humans by mosquitoes, and can lead to encephalitis, or deadly brain swelling, usually among children or the elderly. New York has used an aggressive spraying campaign to keep the illness at bay this year.
The West Nile virus was first detected in the Western Hemisphere last year - when it killed seven people in New York.
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A 46-year-old former Montgomery County teacher's aide was in court over a student yesterday.
Wanda C. Fraser pled "no contest" to the having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.
Her 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.

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Traffic headaches could soon be over for drivers who face delays 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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Popular singer Edwin McCain took the stage at First Fridays last night.
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He performed hits from his third album Messenger.
McCain says there wasn't much thought put into choosing a name for that album.
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((EDWIN MCCAIN/MUSICIAN: WE NEVER PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT TO IT, THE LATEST ALBUM IS CALLED MESSENGER AND HOW THAT KIND OF WENT DOWN WAS THE RECORD COMPANIES ON THE PHONE THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE NEW ALBUM'S CALLED, MESSENGER.))
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McCain says a new album should be out sometime in February.
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Danville's new mayor likes a cold brew once in a while.
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That's because John Hamlin is also the operations manager of Danville Distributing Company.
It's a wholesale business that sells Budweiser products.
Council members voted to have him take the mayor's seat last month.
They believe he not only knows about beer but he's got the right business sense.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: I HOPE I CAN GET A GOOD BALANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW US AN AGGRESSIVE PROGRAM TO HELP EXISTING BUSINESSES TO EXPAND IN THEIR WORKFORCE AND GET NEW BUSINESSES TO LOOK AT OUR COMMUNITY VERY STRONGLY.))
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Hear more about the man who's called both the Mayor, and the beer man...
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