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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

Tonight's execution is still one... we'll have the latest from Richmond.
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And we'll go to V-M-I where they remember what some call the "forgotten war."
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In sports, Its Week four of Friday Football Extra Mike Stevens will give us a preview of this weeks schedule.
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And Ward Burton was at the Martinsville Speedway today and he took time out to visit with some local Boy Scouts.
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We go from a summer air mass to a fall airmass in the next 24 hours. Temperatures will not get out of the low 60s in West Virginia. Details ahead.

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[SOT 13:36:32]
[IN Q=And based on]

((JIM GILMORE: AND BASED ON THAT THERE IS AN ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE THAT WOULD PERSUADE THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO STEP IN AND DISRUPT THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS.))
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[OUT Q=criminal justice process.]
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His lawyers contend that Derek Barnabei doesn't deserve to die
But they only have three more hours to fight for his life.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Barnabei]


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As the hour of Derek Barnabei's execution draws closer, his attorneys continue their fight to somehow keep their client out of the death chamber tonight.
They still have questions about the D-N-A evidence that seems to confirm that Barnabei killed Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky seven years ago.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Richmond tonight to tell us where the case stands right now..
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Keith, Barnabei's lawyers say there are still too many unanswered questions about how that D-N-A evidence was misplaced, whether it had been tampered with, and whether it conclusively points to Derek Barnabei as the killer.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; :31 ]
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(( The man who once made his living trying criminal cases says it's not his job to RETRY this one.
Governor Jim Gilmore today defended his decision not to intervene in Barnabei's execution.. saying after years of appeals and reviews, Barnabei has had his day in court.
[SOT 13:44:27]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE QUESTION THEN BECOMES DOES THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE HAVE SOME NEW DATA WHICH CAUSES YOU TO BE SO UNCERTAIN, THAT YOU EITHER TAKE SOME TYPE OF CLEMENCY STEP OR EVEN A PARDON.. THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS CASE.. IN FACT THE EVIDENCE IS TO THE CONTRARY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=to the contrary.]


Not so, according to defense attorneys.
They claim D-N-A samples taken from the victim's fingernails did not contain blood.. and could in fact have come from a consensual sexual encounter.
They're also not convinced the evidence wasn't tampered with during its short absence from a court evidence room... and with the State Police investigation still ongoing, they feel Barnabei deserves to live long enough to hear those answers.
Gilmore says after seven years, it's time for justice to be served.
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((GILMORE: IT'S ONE OF THE GREAT BURDENS, I THINK, OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO TRY TO BE FAIR AND AT THE SAME TIME NOT ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.. IT'S A HARD ROAD TO WALK.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=hard road to walk.]))
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The Supreme Court has already rejected one appeal for a stay of execution.. another is still pending.
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Barring any intervention, Barnabei's execution is set for 9 p-m.

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Two newspapers are trying to get permission to conduct new tests on old D-N-A samples in the case of Roger Keith Coleman.
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The Buchanan County coal miner was put to death eight years ago for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law.
The Boston Globe and the Washington Post want to re-test the physical evidence in Coleman's case.
A California lab technician says advances in D-N-A- testing techniques could resolve any lingering doubt as to Coleman's guilt.
Coleman professed his innocence, though he failed a polygraph exam on the morning of his execution.
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[Legionnaires]


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State Health Officials believe a Covington man may have contracted Legionnaires disease.
That's the second case in less than a week in Alleghany County.
Health Officials say while it's premature to call this an outbreak, it does warrant further investigation.
They say it's very unusual to have two cases happen at the same time in the same community.
The man is hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial.
A Covington woman is on a ventilator at UVA Medical Center.
She works at Westvaco's Covington Mill, but the man does not.

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A man on trial for murder in Halifax County has been convicted of manslaughter.
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Joseph Eric Leonard was accused of shooting 21- year- old William Joseph Fancher (FAN-kur) in Feburary. The two men were involved in an argument at a party on Chapel Trail.
Though Leonard was charged with first-degree murder, the jury him found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and sentenced him to serve 12 months.
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Officers from the town of Pulaski are arresting dozens of people after an undercover drug sting operation.
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They've targeted more than 50 people for arrest.
About 20 were brought in today.
The charges result from a nine-month investigation, called "Operation Sticman."
In it, police made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys using undercover officers.
The say the area's biggest problem is an addictive pharmaceutical painkiller called "oxycontin."
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[IN Q=The choice drug]

((ERIC MONTGOMERY/ACTING PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: THE CHOICE DRUG NOW IS OXYCONTIN AND WITH IT BEING SO EXPENSIVE, THERE'S A LOT OF CRIMES RELATED TO THIS DRUG AS FAR AS THE LARCENIES, BREAKING AND ENTERING AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO THEY CAN SUPPORT THIS HABIT.))
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[OUT Q=support this habit.]
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Police say high dosage oxycontin pills can sell for more than 100 dollars apiece.
They also made arrests for dealing of crack, cocaine and marijuana.
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Months of study by the Governor's Transportation Commission, and two changes in the way road projects are planned.

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First, there will be two lists of road projects: the roads that are actually being built, and a wish list of possible projects.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'VE DIRECTED VDOT TO ACCOUNT FOR INFLATION WHEN PROJECTING THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. WELL, YEAH. I MEAN DON'TCHA THINK?))
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The chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia is NOT impressed.
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: IT'S ASTONISHING TO ME THAT THREE YEARS INTO AN ADMINISTRATION, WE WOULD CALL A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ESSENTIALLY ANNOUNCE A FEW BOOKKEEPING CHANGES IN THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS. THERE'S NOT GONNA BE ANY NEW ASPHALT LAID. THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY NEW BUSES ON THE ROAD AS A RESULT OF WHAT WE'VE HEARD TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=heard today.]
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Next week, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will release its new six year road plan.
That will incorporate 3-point-2 BILLION new dollars the General Assembly budgeted this year.
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It's a hot issue in this year's Senate campaign-- How much of your money should go to the government.
Find out where the candidates stand next on News 7 at Six.
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And later, V-M-I remembers its veterans from the "Forgotten War."
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Cut your taxes or cut the deficit?
If tax and spending issues are your barometer for picking a U-S Senator, your choice is really just that simple.
But sorting through the campaign charges and counter-charges is a bit more complex.
Ellen Qualls has this week's look at the issues:
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taxes and spending in the race between Chuck Robb and George Allen.
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(( The marriage penalty.
Some married couples in America pay more in taxes as a couple than they would filing as singles.
Chuck Robb's voted six times for Democratic bills to end the penalty.
He's voted seven times against Republican versions which would also have helped couples who aren't penalized now.
George Allen's ads only report the latter.
The death tax.
Robb's also voted to end federal inheritance taxes.
So really it's a dead issue.
Both guys are largely in agreement on those two taxes -- no matter what the ads say.
The gas tax.
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It's true.
Robb once proposed pumping up the federal gas tax 50 cents per gallon.
The extenuating circumstance was that it was 1993 and he was looking for ways to lessen dependence on foreign oil in the wake of the Gulf War. [RUNS:00 ]
Robb says this is NOT true.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT, IF HE WERE SOMEHOW RE-ELECTED, THAT HE WOULD PURSUE, AND IF THERE WERE ANY PROPOSALS, WHETHER IT WAS HIS OR OTHERS, THAT WOULD SUPPORT THIS MISGUIDED, PUNISHING LEGISLATION, NO MATTER WHAT HE'S SAYING RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION.)) [runs:13]
The car tax.
"No car tax" helped win Jim Gilmore the governor's office, and George Allen was right there supporting it, probably wishing he'd thought it up.
Those who criticize Allen's attempt as governor to cut school funding in '94 and '95 must admit it was to pay for tax cuts.
But on "no car tax," Chuck Robb thought it was bad fiscal policy.
In fairness, so did a number of Democratic and Republican politicians -- who didn't want the state cutting a local tax.
The truth is, Chuck Robb's made a choice.
Reduce the deficit in most instances, before giving any money back to the taxpayers.
Sometimes the sentiment falls flat, as it did six years ago, when he said he'd "take food from the mouths of widows and orphans if we had to to begin to solve this deficit."
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((CHUCK ROBB: I UNDERSTAND THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE A VERY COLD-HEARTED STATEMENT, BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE CHOICES THAT HAVE TO BE MADE.)) [RUNS:09 ]
So if you want a fiscal conservative -- is it a Senator who'll reliably vote to cut your taxes?
Or one of only two U-S Senators to make the bi-partisan Concord Coalition's Deficit Reduction Honor Roll every year it's been put out.
You make the choice November 7th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

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A drop in the Euro currency hurt Blue Chips today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW dropped 95 points but NASDAQ rose 20.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about a point.
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They call it the "forgotten war." In Lexington today, we heard some new names for the Korean conflict.
One man called it the "come- as- you- are" war.
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(( Sam Walker arrived in Korea as a 1st Lieutenant- -50 years ago.
He returned to V-M-I today - -where we was once a cadet, later Superintendent- -to take part in a symposium on the Korean War.
He calls Korea the "come- as- you- are- war," because American troops weren't prepared for it.
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((THERE WAS NO TIME TO GET READY, BECAUSE OUR SECRETARY OF STATE HAD ANNOUNCED ABOUT SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE WAR THAT WE HAD NO NATIONAL INTEREST IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA.)) [RUNS:15]
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The political climate did an abrupt about face in Washington, and American soldiers started pouring into Korea. Combat regiments were under- staffed and poorly equipped to deal with the harsh climate and a different kind of warfare than world-war two had taught them to expect.
Dan Chung is a native of Korea. His father escaped from North Korea during the war.
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((HE TALKED ABOUT STARVATION MANY TIME, THE REALLY COOL WEATHER WITHOUT ANY GOOD CLOTHING.)) [RUNS:06]
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Chung and his family eventually left Korea. They live in Richmond now.
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((NO ONE EVER REALLY KNOWS ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE KOREAN WAR. THERE ARE KOREAN MEMORIAL STATUES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND ALL THAT, BUT WE DON'T REALLY LOOK AT IT AS A DISASTER. WE JUST LOOK AT IT AS ANOTHER WAR.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=as another war.]))
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The symposium at V-M-I runs through tomorrow and is open to the public.

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And coming up in sports, Ward Burton visits some Scouts in Martinsville today We'll check the schedule for week four of Friday Football Extra.
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And Ronde Barber talks about the Bucs early success on the defensive side of the ball.
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It's time for another big week of Friday Football Extra. Here's Mike Stevens with a look at what's coming up in week number 4.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((BRETT MCPHERSON:)) ((J.R. LAWRENCE:)) ((But what exactly is responsible for the turnaround? It is the new school colors and uniforms? Or simply the new school itself. Certainly both of those have instilled pride in the team, but basically the success has come from better execution.)) ((BRETT:))


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After two games, former Cave Spring and UVa star Ronde Barber is the hottest NFL defensive player in the league.
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Barber leads the NFC in sacks with 3.5. The cornerback also has a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.
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((RONDE BARBER/9 TACKLES THIS SEASON:))
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[OUT Q=....last year"]
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The Winston Cup stars are in New Hampshire later this week, but today local favorite Ward Burton took time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit to the Martinsville Speedway.
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The South Boston native stopped by to help promote the upcoming NAPA 500 race weekend and to spend some time with a few area scouts. Ward has a wildlife preserve in Halifax County, and today he talked to Cub scouts and Webelos from Troop 63 in Martinsville about the importance of taking care of the environment.
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Qualifying for the Cup cars takes place on Friday September 29th with the NAPA Auto Care 500 on Sunday October 1st. And don't forget on Sunday, the 24th, the Taco Bell 300 Late Model Event will be held at the track, as well.
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
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One other racing note, Chad Little is reportedly leaving the 97-John Deere Ford team. In a letter posted on his website, Little says he is being replaced. He will be at the wheel for two more races ... at New Hampshire this weekend and Talledega.
Kurt Busch is expected to become the new driver of number-97.
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Terminally ill adults are having their dying wish come true thanks to a new foundation called Live a Dream.

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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom tonight with more.
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Keith it's similar to Make A Wish Foundation.
Adults with a year or less to live according to their physician can apply to have their wish come true.
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30 year old Nannette Compton of Troutville is dying of breast cancer and five brain tumors, her doctors say she has six months left to live.
Her dying wish is to go to Disney World with her husband, four children, and her mother.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll hear from the Compton family about what they are going through
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]

and find out more about the Live A Dream Foundation.