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A plea this morning from the man and woman charged with holding a Wythe County couple hostage last April.
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And the U-S Supreme Court says NO to hearing the Microsoft anti- trust case.
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Cool temperatures dominate the day today as cloudy and windy weather prevails. Our detailed forecast is straight ahead.
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Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is next.



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Months after an alleged two- day, two- STATE crime spree, a man and woman admit their guilt.


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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A man and woman charged with holding a Wythe County couple hostage in their home for 9 hours last April entered guilty pleas this morning.
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21-year-old Angel Tanner and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Dennis Lewis, plead guilty to kidnapping, carjacking and a string of other charges.
The charges result from a two-day crime spree that began in Tennessee and ended in Wythe County last April.
The couple surrendered after a 9-hour standoff with authorities inside the home of Ricky and Toni Sexton. No one was injured.
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[Microsoft]


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The U-S Supreme Court says it will NOT hear the anti- trust case against Microsoft.
The justices say a federal appeals court should hear the case, which threatens to break up the software giant.
That's what Microsoft wanted.
The company hopes to overturn a federal judge's ruling that it engaged in illegal and anti-competitive conduct.



[Victim]


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Two of the shooting victims injured Friday night at the Backstreet Cafe remain in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Iris P. Webb is listed in very serious condition this afternoon and John W. Collins is in stable condition.
Kathy Caldwell is one of four victims now recovering at home.
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Caldwell has a bullet wound in her right shoulder, and the damage to her right hand will likely require surgery.


She feels fortunate to be alive, but says she remains stunned by what she saw Friday night.
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((DANNY LAYING IN FRONT OF ME DYING. AND THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO. EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW HIM. I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY DIE.))
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[OUT Q=see anybody die.]
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Caldwell says she hopes to attend Danny Overstreet's funeral tomorrow.
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The shooting has also left a lasting impression with the rescue workers that responded to the bar Friday night. Meredyth Censullo spoke with the first E-M-T's to arrive.
They say, while they were only on the scene a few minutes, the memories will stay with them a lifetime.
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((LORRIE CAMDEN: NO AMOUNT OF TRAINING COULD EVER PREPARE YOU FOR THE KIND OF THING THAT WE SAW WHEN WE ENTERED THE BUILDING...)) [RUNS:06]
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Lorrie Camden arrived at the Backstreet Cafe minutes after 7 people were gunned down. Paramedic Darrell VanNess - the first EMT on the scene - says what he found wasn't what he expected.

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((DARRELL VANNESS: WHAT WE EXPECTED WAS MAJOR CHAOS - ACTUALLY UPON ARRIVAL IT WAS A VERY SOMBER CROWD, INSIDE EVERYBODY SEEMED TO HAVE A JOB OR SEEMED TO BE DOING SOMETHING AT THE TIME WE ARRIVED.)) [RUNS:11]
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Rescue workers say when they arrived, bar patrons were comforting the victims, and clearing the way for help. An extra effort that helped put Camden at ease -

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((CONSIDERING THE INJURIES WE SAW AND THE FACT THAT WE HAD TO COMPOSE OURSELVES AND DO IT QUICKLY AND TREAT THESE PATIENTS, I THINK WE DID A REALLY GOOD JOB.)) [RUNS:08]
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VanNess was only at the Backstreet cafe for about 15 minutes. But what he experienced in that quarter-hour has been replayed in his mind for days. Now, he's trying to learn from the experience.

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((ANYTIME YOU HAVE A SITUATION LIKE THIS YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND RELIVE IT AND REHASH IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO SEE WHAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENT, HOW YOU COULD'VE DONE BETTER, AND USE THAT AS EDUCATION FOR THE NEXT GO AROUND THAT COULD HAPPEN.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=could happen.]))

((MEREDYTH:VanNess says they were lucky Friday night, because all of their resources were available to respond to the shooting. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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The shooting was especially troublesome for the Communications Workers of America.
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Danny Overstreet was a Verizon Communications worker. He's on the picket line in this video taken just last month during the recent C-W-A strike.
On the eve of his death, the union sent a letter to congress asking members to pass a federal hate crimes statute.
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C-W-A is also pushing to include coverage of sexual orientation, gender and disability in STATE hate crime laws.


Those provisions do not exist in Virginia. We'll hear what union leaders have to say tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.


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Hollins University students held a vigil in protest of the Backstreet Cafe shooting.
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Dozens of students stood in the rain last night to attend the candlelight services, sponsored by an on-campus organization called "Harmony." The group advocates a society free of negative stereotypes. Organizers say the vigil also addressed problems of homophobia on the campus of the all-female school.
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Oil prices are on the minds of officials both on Capitol Hill AND beyond U-S borders.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is hearing testimony today about the prospects for fuel and heating oil this winter.
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Meanwhile, the first OPEC summit in 25 years is under way in Venezuela.
OPEC officials say fuel prices in the U-S are ALREADY dropping, at least temporarily.
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((RILWANU LUKMAN/OPEC SECRETARY GENERAL: THE AMERICANS HAVE, OF COURSE, DECIDED TO RELEASE PART OF THEIR STRATEGIC STOCKPILE IN ORDER, THE SAY, TO HELP MODERATE PRICES. THIS IS INTENDED TO BRING PRICES DOWN AND IT WILL BRING PRICES DOWN.))
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No oil production increases, however, are expected during the summit.
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U-S Senate candidates Chuck Robb and George Allen faced off in another debate.
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Yesterday, before the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Robb picked apart George Allen's tax credit for education expenses.
Allen now admits it won't help low income parents.
But it's the first bill Allen says he'd introduce in Washington.
Robb could not think of one in a recent interview.
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((GEORGE ALLEN: IN MY VIEW, A SENATE SEAT'S A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE. AND YOU OUGHT TO HAVE SOMEBODY WHO WANTS TO GO UP THERE WITH A PASSION, PROVIDE LEADERSHIP, AND ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMONWEALTH AND AMERICA.))
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: IF YOUR FIRST BILL IS GONNA BE A BAD BILL, I'M NOT SURE I'D MAKE SUCH A BIG DEAL OF SUGGESTING THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE GONNA HEAD.))
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The candidates won't debate on T-V again for another month.
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A Yugoslav official says he has no idea how or where workers are counting the ballots from the presidential election.
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There are still no results from the weekend vote.
Fears are growing that incumbent President Slobodan Milosevic is trying to overturn what some say is an overwhelming opposition victory.
But the elections commission chairman says the race was "free and fair".
Opponents of Milosevic have set tomorrow as the deadline for election result-- or else they'll declare their candidate (voh-YEE'slahv kosh-too-NEET-zuh) Yojislav Kostunica the winner.
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A 16- year- old Romanian gymnast is appealing to win back her Olympic gold medal.
The International Olympic Committee revoked
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Andrea (RAH-duh-kahn's) Raducan's medal after she tested positive for a banned stimulant.
But officials say it was in a cold medication the team doctor gave her.
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((KEVAN GOSPER/I.O.C. VICE PRESIDENT: I FEEL COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS HER. I WAS ONCE AN ATHLETE MYSELF. BUT THE DECISION WAS IN LINE WITH THE CODE. ))
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A hearing is scheduled tomorrow before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

[Smith]


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The South Carolina woman serving a life sentence for drowning her two children is back in the news--
A second prison guard, Captain Alfred Rowe, Junior is charged with having sex with Susan Smith.
Charges that another guard had sex with Smith triggered legislative hearing and the investigation that revealed the second encounter.

Smith drowned her children in a lake six years ago.[Chapman]


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A Radford man will serve nine years in prison for plotting to kill a judge.
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Derrick Chapman escaped a jury's 30 year sentence in April for conspiring to kill Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
But yesterday's lighter sentence is still a sore spot with Chapman's friends and family.
They crowded the courthouse, wearing T-shirts calling for equal justice.
Chapman's friend and co-conspirator, Christopher DeMoranville (Dee-more-AN-ville), got 3 years' probation after cooperating with police.
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((CALVIN CHAPMAN/CHAPMAN'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR BUT IT'S THE BEST DEAL WE COULD GET. CONSIDERING 30 YEARS TO 10 YEARS, IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR BECAUSE CHRIS WAS IN ON THIS THING AND HE DIDN'T SERVE A DAY. ))
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Prosecutors say DeMoranville got a plea deal because he came forward and stopped the hit from taking place.
Chapman's attorney says he'll appeal.
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[Blood-Shortage]


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Donors are needed to help replenish the blood supply in Danville.
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A couple of critical patients used more than one-hundred units of blood over the weekend.
The supply is down to 85 units not the usual 250.
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((AMY GORE/DONOR ROOM TECHNICIAN: WE ARE ASKING FOR ALL TYPES OF BLOOD AT THIS POINT IF YOU HAVE 20 TO 30 MINUTES. EAT A GOOD MEAL FIRST. WE COULD REALLY USE THE HELP RIGHT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=help right now.]
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The Danville Blood Donor Center is open daily.
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[Pinnacle Page]
You can visit the center at 150 West Main Street. The phone number is 804-799-3743.
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[Box-Office]


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Urban Legends Two--The Final Cut slashes the competition at the weekend box office.
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The sequel about a killer who pursues college film students pulled in an estimated 8-point-8 million dollars.
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cher" wrap up this week's top five. The re-release of "The Exorcist" takes the number two spot, "Almost Famous" is number 3, "Bring It On" and "The Wat