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A love triangle that went sour... on News 7 at SIX tonight, how the suspects may NOT have INTENDED to kill a you
ng women from Pennsylvania.
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And Norfolk Southern spells out layoffs for more than 200 gang workers.
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Fine fall weather continues for everyone interested in a mild, dry forecast.

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A Franklin County man and a Bedford County woman are now charged with murdering a teenager in Pennsylvania.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Franklin-Charges]


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Investigators say the couple confessed today to killing a Pennsylvania teenager and dumping her body in Floyd County.


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Tina Tenret explains the connection they have to this area.
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Beth Markman and William Housman met in the Roanoke area, according to investigators, then moved to Pennsylvania together. What followed may have been a lover's triangle.
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(( State police say William Housman may have been romantically involved with both Beth Markman and the victim, Leslie White. According to an affidavit, Markman confessed she and Housman killed White in Pennsylvania, put her body in the teenager's Jeep and hit the road for Virginia. Markman drove separately in this blue Buick Skylark. The affidavit says the couple dumped White's body on family land in Floyd County -- then spent a few days with a friend in Franklin County.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: HE OBVIOUSLY WAS NOT UNEASY WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY'D SPENT TIME DOWN HERE WITH THEM BEFORE. AS TIME WENT ON WHEN THIS WAS ON THE NEWS THEY BECAME VERY UNEASY AND EVEN INDICATED THAT WAS THEIR RELATIVES' FARM WHERE THIS BODY WAS FOUND. IN TURN HE BECAME VERY SUSPICIOUS TOO.)) [RUNS:23]
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Investigators arrested the couple at their friend's house and seized clothing, quilts and a pawn ticket for a camera.))
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Investigators say the couple stuffed a rag in Leslie White's mouth and caused her death -- but it's not clear whether they meant to kill her. They found White's body covered with a tent, tied with cloth -- her clothing was torn and her hair messed up.
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With aspects of the crime both in Pennsylvania and Virginia, there's been debate over where to hold the trial. Marya Jones is covering that angle.


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Tina, at least for the time being, it appears that the trial will go on in Floyd County.
Right now, the two suspects are charged with First Degree Murder. But, depending on the evidence, it COULD become a capital murder case.
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(( Though a search warrant affidavit indicates Beth Ann Markman confessed that the murder occurred in Newville, Pennsylvania, prosecutors aren't so sure.
The District Attorney in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and Leslie White's family are calling for the MAXIMUM penalty.
And they say capital murder charges are easier to obtain in Virginia.
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((SKIP EBERT/CUMBERLAND CO., PA, PROSECUTOR: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY UNDER VIRGINIA STATUTE THAT A DEATH PENALTY MAY BE SOUGHT UNDER VIRGINIA LAW.)) [RUNS:07]
The murder case now rests in the hands of Floyd County Commonwealth's attorney Gino Williams.
Williams says state law dictates that when authorities DO NOT know where the murder occurred, the case is tried in the county where the body is found.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: RIGHT NOW THE JURISDICTION IS HERE BECAUSE THE BODY WAS FOUND HERE AND THERE'S NO PROOF AT THIS POINT OF THE MURDER HAVING BEEN COMMITTED IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THAT WOULD BE THE VA STATUTE ON THAT AND THAT WOULD GIVE THE JURISDICTION RIGHT NOW UNTIL WE PROVE WHERE THE MURDER OCCURRED ABSOLUTELY, THEN THAT WOULD BE THE JURISDICTION PROBABLY OF CHOICE.)) [RUNS25]))
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So for now, the two suspects face First Degree murder charges. Authorities say there's a chance of those being upgraded to capital murder after they examine the evidence further.
Housman and Markman will soon be moved to the New River Valley Regional Jail.
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They could be arraigned in Floyd as early as Tuesday.

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Friends and relatives of sailors aboard the U-S-S Cole are gathered at Norfolk Naval Station... awaiting word on which sailors were killed - and who is still missing after what appears to have been a terrorist attack.
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The U-S-S Cole - shown here at its home base in Norfolk... now has a gaping hole.
A small boat moved alongside it and exploded just after the ship arrived at a refueling station in Yemen this morning.
Five American sailors are confirmed dead - 12 are still missing - dozens more were injured.
The possible attack is bringing residents of the Virginia Navy town together.
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No word on where any of the injured sailors are from.
The Navy has set up a toll free information number for relatives.
The number is 1-800-368-3202.
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[Norfolk-Southern]


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More layoffs at Norfolk Southern.
215 workers system wide are scheduled for furlough by next Friday.
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Norfolk Southern announced layoffs of system gang workers today.
System gangs are traveling teams of workers who lay rail, install ties and pave crossings.
The company blames a declining coal export market and high fuel prices for cutbacks.
Still, many union leaders peg Norfolk Southern's merger with Conrail as the cause.
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[TC:13:05:40] ((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: THEIR IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM IS A TOTAL DISASTER. IT'S COST THEM ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNTS OF MONEY. AND AS A RESULT, THEY'RE CUTTING BACK ON THEIR WORKFORCE IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THESE BLUNDERS THAT THEY'VE CREATED.))
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Some union leaders are concerned that fewer workers may compromise railway safety.
But Norfolk Southern says system gangs are furloughed every year -- usually in December.
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tc: 13:12:54 ((TOM MCCOY/BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY: THEY ARE UNDERSTAFFED, THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE DE-RAILMENTS IS, IT INCREASES.))
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Norfolk Southern says safety is essential to its business.... those who maintain track DAILY will not be affected by the layoff.
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[NRB-Industries]


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A longtime Radford textile plant is closing down, according to its employees.
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Workers say N-R-B Industries told them last night it would shut down the Norwood Street plant by the year's end.
N-R-B makes acetate fabric used in graduation gowns.
Employees say they were told 125 of them would lose their jobs because of stiff overseas competition.
The other N-R-B Industries plant in Fairlawn will remain open.
The plant's general manager said he could not address the layoffs until after all shifts had been notified.
Other N-R-B managers did not return calls for comment.
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Still ahead on NEws 7, The Virginia Lottery bows to pressure and pulls its controversial S-O-L ads.
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And a multi-million dollar mistake at Dan River could end up hurting shareholders.
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The Virginia Lottery has pulled its Standards of Learning ads from statewide television.
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The ads first aired in June, but were put back on the air running up to election day.
Chuck Robb says the ads constituted taxpayer support of George Allen's campaign, because the controversial S-O-L's are the centerpiece of Allen's education record.
Lottery director Penny Kyle ordered the ads be pulled last night.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: SUDDENLY, ONCE IT'S A CAMPAIGN ISSUE, AND ONE THAT TWO CAMPAIGNS ARE GETTING INVOLVED WITH AND IT'S ACCUSATION-BASED, THEN WE'RE THERE AND EASY TO SORT OF BRING INTO THAT. AND YOU KNOW, I SAID FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS FAIR. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAPPENED, AND IT'S BEST THAT WE MOVE THEM OFF THE AIR UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION.))
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Democratic lawmakers have roundly criticized the ads.
One has even filed a Freedom of Information request about their origin.
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((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE'VE HEARD AND WE'VE READ THAT MARK CHRISTIE, A CURRENT ALLEN CONSULTANT AS WELL AS A FORMER ALLEN CAMPAIGN STAFFER, AS WELL AS BOYD MARCUS, THE GOVERNOR'S CHIEF OF STAFF, AND MARK MINER, THE GOVERNOR'S PRESS SECRETARY, WERE ALL INVOLVED IN THE ORCHESTRATION OF THESE ADS.))
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Mark Miner, the Governor's press secretary, says he's NOT sure where the concept came from.
He says the Governor's staff did see the ads before they aired-- but (quoting now) "the bottom line is they're not on the air anymore."

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George Allen got a boost today from his campaign co-chairman.
Senator John Warner said he'd be happy to co-sponsor Allen's proposed educational supplies tax credit.
But Warner would amend Allen's bill -- providing help for low income families who currently pay little or NO federal taxes ... and therefore, would receive NO credit under Allen's plan.
That very criticism was leveled by Senator Chuck Robb.

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A man was crushed to death while working on the new Virginia Gas pipeline in Wythe County this morning.
Sheriff's deputies say a piece of heavy machinery he was driving flipped over as he drove up a steep hill near Peppers Ferry Road.
They identify him as 38-year-old Darrell Willis of Louisiana. He was working for a Oklahoma-based contractor.
Work began on the 55-mile pipeline in Wythe County back in July.

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Roanoke County's Center for Research and Technology is open for business.
So far, it has had no takers.
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Operating on the "build- it- and- they- will- come" theory, sewer and water lines are in. Gas and electric are coming.
Local and state dignitaries attended an elaborate "Opening Ceremony" on the 450-acre site today- -without the first business tenant.
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((IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FABULOUS IF WE COULD HAVE ANNOUNCED A COMPANY THAT WOULD BE LOCATING HERE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO ANNOUNCE TO DATE. WE HAVE PROSPECTS WE'RE LOOKING AT BUT NO ONE WHO HAS SAID, "YES, I WANT TO BE HERE."))
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((THE CENTER FOR... FAST COMPANIES.))
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
A copy of this presentation on Compact Disc will be in the mail to prospects by year's end.
Virginia Tech has had success with its corporate research center. Tech's President says all you need is one or two firms to sign up.
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((I FIND WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO RECRUIT I.T. EMPLOYEES FROM CALIFORNIA OR WHATEVER, IF I CAN EVER GET THEM TO GET ON THE PLANE AND COME HERE, THEY'RE SOLD.))
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The County figures it may take 10 to 15 years to fully develop.
Some expensive homes for corporate executives could round out the "corporate village."
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A seven million dollar miscalculation has forced Dan River Incorporated to revise its financial figures for the first three quarters of the year.
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The textile company says it improperly recorded inventory receipts from outside sources, and understated the use of fabric in the production of some of its home fashions products.
Dan River discovered the mistake about two months ago and officials have been trying to understand the root of the problem ever since.
The corporation is reducing pre-tax profits by seven point two million dollars.
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((BARRY SHEA/DRI CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER; WHAT WE NEED TO DO KNOW IS FIND OUT HOW MUCH WE ARE LOSING SO WE CORRECT THE PROBLEM AND SO WE GET BETTER YIELDS AND LESS WASTE AND OF COURSE WE WILL BE WORKING ON THAT.))
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Dan River Mills stock lost nearly a point today... about 25 percent of its value.
Fourth quarter profits will also be affected, reduced by another three million dollars due to the higher manufacturing costs.
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The markets took a beating as violence in the Middle East, higher oil prices and an earnings warning from Home Depot sent investors running. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW plunged 379 points, its fifth biggest point loss ever. Nasdaq dropped 94.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost three and a half points.
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Lynchburg's police chief says he's not sure more officer training would have prevented an accident last month where a disabled suspect fell from his wheelchair and broke his neck.
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Wayne Cunningham was being brought into the magistrate's office on a domestic assault warrant when his wheelchair began rolling down a steep grade.
The officer with him attempted to stop the chair and that's when Cunningham fell out.
Cunningham says the police need more experience dealing with disabled persons.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: COULD IT HAVE BEEN HANDLED DIFFERENTLY? I THINK, IN HIND SIGHT, THE ANSWER IS CERTAINLY YES. BUT AGAIN, I THINK ONLY THE BEST OF INTENTIONS WERE DISPLAYED ON THE POLICE ACTION TOWARDS MR. CUNNINGHAM AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THAT OCCURRED.))
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Bennett says an internal review of the incident is being conducted.
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[Sports Tease]


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and we're less than two hours away from the 46th renewal of the border war between the Hokies and the Mountaineers..
Here's Mike Stevens...
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[mike live from starlink]
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That's right Keith, eight o'clock is the kickoff and we will join you from Lane Stadium for a complete report.
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The high school football season hits week 8 tomorrow night, and the marquee game involves a battle of unbeatens in the Roanoke Valley district. Here's where you'll catch the Friday Football Extra crews hanging out tomorrow night.
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