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The second day of the search for a missing plane tops NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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[TALENT=Keith]


We'll also consider how a death sentence got commuted to life in the case of a Danville man.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Express is on the move. Beamer and Suggs are generating a lot of chatter for different reasons.
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And we'll tell you about an upcoming career move for successful hoop coach Billy Hicks that may surprise you.
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[WX-Head]
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Clouds are slipping into the region and the cold air sticks around as well. The weekend forecast and your Wednesday WeatherSchool just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Two days of searching and still no sign of a plane that may or may not have crashed in the mountains of Nelson County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Missing-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#00-35 TC1:47:55 ]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Search]


The aircraft, a single-engine piper with just the pilot on board was headed to Greenville South Carolina from College Park Maryland last Thursday.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
But it vanished from radar screens while flying over the Diggs Mountain area of Nelson County.
That's where an extensive air and ground search has been conducted for the last two days.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Starlink]


Steve Smallshaw is at the search command post near Shipman.
Steve, any success today?
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[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The trial for the man accused of murdering Radford teenager Tara Munsey is being pushed back to next year.
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Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with his 16-year-old acquaintance's capital murder during a rape or ATTEMPTED rape last January.
Today, a Pulaski County judge continued Thomas' trial until February 16th.
Defense attorneys requested the delay because they're still awaiting THEIR expert's evaluation of D-N-A evidence in the case.
The trial WAS set to start at the end of this month.
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[Williams]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:03:35]
[GRAPHIC=Terry Williams]

The U-S Supreme Court has spared a Danville man who was about to die for killing his neighbor. The court ordered a new sentencing hearing, and yesterday, Terry Williams' sentence was changed to life in prison.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Tina/Newsroom;]

As Tina Tenret tells us, this case has broad impact for people who need help from the federal courts.
[LIVE=Tina FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@tina1;]

Keith -- attorneys nationwide have been watching this case. Federal judges hesitate to correct state courts except in very specific circumstances. The Supreme Court overturned this death sentence because justices said the defendant got stuck with a shoddy court-appointed attorney.
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(( Terry Williams was convicted of killing Harry Stone in 1986 because he confessed. Even though Stone had been buried with no signs of foul play, Terry Williams wrote that he entered Stone's house, hit him with a gardening tool, and stole three dollars from his wallet. Williams later took back his confession.
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((BRIAN POWERS/DEFENSE ATTY: IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PEOPLE WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME TO CONFESS THINGS THAT NEVER OCCURRED.)) [RUNS:06]
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But the jury never knew Williams had fetal alcohol syndrome, or that he was borderline mentally retarded. Court records show his trial attorney, E-L Motley Junior, spent just a week preparing for sentencing. Motley was reprimanded three times by the State Bar then suspended for mental illness. So the jury also never knew Williams was removed from his childhood home because his alcoholic parents abused their 11 kids.
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((BRUCE ELLIOTT/FRIEND: PEOPLE JUST SAW HIM FOR WHAT THEY THOUGHT HE DID RATHER THAN SEEING HIM AS A HUMAN BEING.)) [RUNS:04]
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Judges say Bruce Elliott's testimony could have changed the sentence. Elliott says in the past 20 years, he's seen Williams' caring side -- in the dozens of cards, for example, that Terry Williams sends Elliott's family from prison.
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((HERE'S A COUPLE, ONE SAYS IN THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE, I'M GLAD YOU'RE ALWAYS THERE TO BE MY FRIEND.)) [RUNS:04]
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But when Elliott offered to testify, Williams' attorney ignored him.
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((THEY THANKED ME VERY MUCH FOR MY CALL AND SAID THEY'D BE BACK IN TOUCH IF THEY NEEDED ME. THAT WAS THE LAST I HEARD.)) [RUNS:07]
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[LIVE=Tina FULL/Newsroom]

Judges say Williams' attorney should have also told the jury he was a model prisoner -- returning a guard's wallet and helping to break up a drug ring. Unlike other death row inmates at Sussex, who are kept on a 23-hour lockdown, Williams spent six hours a day working as a janitor.
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And it's in that structured environment at Sussex that Williams is now expected to spend the rest of his life.

[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:46:38]
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A federal judge today ordered Martinsville Attorney Rickey Young not to pursue the civil case he filed against one of his principal accusers.
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Young sued Accountant Deborah Akers in Henry County Circuit Court for one million dollars.
Young claimed her testimony before the federal grand jury amounted to slander.
But Judge James Jones put the civil matter on hold, until after the criminal tax evasion charges against Young are heard in his court in January.
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((THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL COURT. THAT'S WHAT I'M UP AGAINST. THAT'S WHAT I'M TELLING YOU. THEY SPEND TONS OF MONEY. THE JUDGE ISSUED A RULING.))
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Akers has filed her own counter-claim for 1-million, 350-thousand dollars. She denies his allegations and accuses HIM of defamation, breach of contract, and filing a frivolous lawsuit.
Akers' lawyer says she never advised Young not to file a tax return. "No one in his right mind would do that," says attorney Eric Monday.

[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Here's the latest on the Florida presidential vote.
The state's Supreme Court has denied a request to block manual recounts in two heavily-Democratic counties.
But a federal appeals court in Atlanta has agreed to hear a separate suit to stop those recounts.
Broward County has started its manual recount. Palm Beach County should begin tomorrow.
We'll bring you complete coverage with Dan Rather and the CBS Evening News at 6-30.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Three little boys in need of bone marrow transplants hope to find donors tomorrow.
Find our how you can help when News 7 returns.
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And Roanoke's higher-ed center celebrates it's grand opening.
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[Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Patrick and Angela Moore of Radford are still searching for a perfect bone marrow match for their nine month old son.
They're also working to help two other children they've met along the way.
Teresa Hamilton has their story.
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Six year old Malcolm Powell of Fairlawn is like many kids his age... he loves school, especially reading.
But his prayers reveal a more mature side.
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Malcolm has sickle cell anemia and has already suffered three strokes.
His mother, Renee, also takes medication.
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Renee Powell's thoughts, though, are with her son.
Malcolm needs a bone marrow transplant but it must come from an umbilical cord.
Powell says most parents don't realize donating their newborn's cord and placenta could save another child's life.
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((IF HE HAS ANOTHER STROKE, IT COULD PARALYZE HIM OR KILL HIM.)) [runs10]
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Six year old James Stewart of Radford has also had his share of ups and downs.
Two years ago, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. [nat sound of reading.] [runs05]
Today James is in remission... but could return so James needs to find a bone marrow match.
His family hopes their prayers are answered tomorrow.
A bone marrow drive is scheduled at Radford University. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7. ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


The bone marrow drive will held tomorrow in Waldron and Heth Halls... from nine to three pm.
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[Narrows-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC39:42]
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The mayor of Narrows has put an end to four months of squabbles with town council by announcing her resignation.
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George Ann Johnson's announcement surprised many council members at this week's meeting.
Johnson, a portrait artist and seven-year resident of Narrows, was the town's first woman mayor.
She won the job by a one-hundred-vote margin and vowed to run the town more efficiently.
The friction started when she sought to end after-hours use of town equipment by employees.
Council also voted to deny her a key to the town hall.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The vice mayor will assume the job on November 30th.

[Stocks]


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The Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates agian.
But it was still a fairly quiet day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW and NASDAQ both gained 27 points.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost a point.
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[Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A slew of business leaders, government officials and educators helped dedicate Roanoke's 19- million- dollar Higher Education Center this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Center is a joint project of 16 area educational agencies and universities and offers G-E-D programs, graduate courses and workforce development tailored to non-traditional and older students. Senator John Edwards first proposed turning Roanoke's former Norfolk and Western General Office Building into a higher-education facility five years ago.
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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS ONE OF THE HARDEST COMMUNITIES IN VIRGINIA THAT DOES NOT HAVE A FOUR YEAR PUBLIC COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY...THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE 3RD OR 4TH YEAR COLLEGE, GRADUATION LEVEL PROGRAMS AND WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM.))
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[VO-NAT]

Northern Virginia businessman Mark Warner was also on hand for the dedication. Warner is expected to run for the Democratic nomination for next year's Governor's race. He says his campaign will focus on bringing high-tech jobs to Southwest Virginia - with the help of facilities like the Higher Education Center.
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((MARK WARNER: THE OLD ECONOMY WAS OFTEN TIMES THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BACK WAS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET .. IN THE NEW ECONOMY ITS THE STRENGTH OF YOUR MIND AND THIS HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER IS A DRAMATIC STEP TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LEAVE WESTERN VIRGINIA OUT OF THIS NEW ECONOMY. ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Warner says he also supports bringing a higher education center to the Danville area.

[Police-Precinct]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:08:55]
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Community policing is branching out on the north side of Roanoke thanks to two new offices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Mayor Ralph Smith joined a couple of city council members and the city's police chief in dedicating the Lafeyette Boulevard office this morning. A number of Northwest Roanoke residents also turned out to offer support. The building was donated by Vernice Law whose late husband practiced medicine there for many years. She says he always wanted to give back to the community.
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((VERNICE LAW/OWNER; HE WOULD SAY, "WELL, I THINK IT'S TIME." HE WAS A MAN OF FEW WORDS. HE WOULD SAY, "WELL, I THINK IT'S TIME."))
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((CHIEF JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE; WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMMUNITY COMING OUT AND SHARING WITH US. WE WANT TO COME TOGETHER AND IDENTIFY PROBLEMS AND WORK TOGETHER TO GET SOLUTIONS. THAT'S WHAT COMMUNITY POLICING IS.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Another office in Northeast Roanoke was dedicated yesterday. The branch is located in the old Sears building in Williamson Road. Both offices are open Monday through Friday.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, we'll tell you about a prominent high school basketball coach preparing for the move into administration. A local sandlot football team is preparing for a big trip to Florida.
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And if you want to hear pride in a man's voice - wait until you get Kila Miller's throughts on his former Fleming pupil Lee Suggs.
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[S-AD]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-81 9:50]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


News 7 sports has learned that Cave Spring head boy's basketball coach Billy Hicks will be the athletic director at the new South County Roanoke high school when it opens in 2002.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Sources say that Hicks will coach the Cave Spring boys basketball team for two more years and then step down and assume the athletic directors position at the new school. Hicks is following this plan in order to coach Duke bound J.J. Redick and fellow junior Daniel Payne to the end of their high school careers. Hicks is a Roanoke College graduate. He has been the head boys basketball coach at Cave Spring high school since 1996.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
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No change on the Frank Beamer front tonight. The folks in Alabama have an interest in Frank, he really has no interest in leaving Tech, but he does have an interest in using that Bama bargaining chip to get some more money for his assistant coaches.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Many of the key members of Beamer's staff had a chance to take jobs for more money both last year and the season before, but they elected to stay put in Blacksburg. Beamer has clout and the backing of the alumni. And with the upcoming retirment of Lavell Edwards and Don Nehlen, he also has one of the longest tenures at one school of any coach in the land.
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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When Beamer cameinto this season he figured Michael Vick would be carrying his team to a 9-and-1 record.
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Instead, it's been the play of three time Friday Football Extra player of the week Lee Suggs. The Fleming grad leads the nation in scoring with 24 touchdowns. And he's already topped the 1000 yard mark. Accomplishments that do not surprise his former high school coach.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85 16:40]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Roanoke Express has acquired it's fifth new player this week. Right wing Kevin McDonald joins Roanoke. He has been under contract with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes for the past two years. He has been playing for the Florida Everblades where he was a fan favorite.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Express sends right winger Colin Anderson in exchange for McDonald. Anderson becomes the third Express player to be sent to another team this week.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=express]


One other note. The Express is moving it's offices from Starkey road South Park to downtown Roanoke. The Express off

ice will now be on Campbell avenue in the building previously occupied by A.G. Edwards stockbrokers[S-Northwest]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-76 tc 1:43:06]
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After most sandlot football teams finish up the playoffs, they usually have a little banquet, pick up a trophy and turn in their equipment. But instead of doing all of that the Pee Wee members of the Northwest Rec Club in Roanoke are preparing for a trip to Daytona Beach, Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


This team has been invited to play in the National Football Championship for Youth November 22nd through the 26th.


Keith Haynes says since 1993, this club made up of eight to 10 year olds, has only lost four games.
But football is not the only lesson Haynes and the other coaches teach.
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Most of these kids have never been to Florida.
The club is trying raise money to help the players who can't afford the trip.
If you would like to help, contact the First Citizens Bank on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke. (------------)