[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Concerned Danville residents take to the streets to call attention to what they call police brutality.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, a judge weighs the pros and cons of stripping a Roanoke market of it's license to sell alcohol.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, we are a day away from episode one of Friday Football Extra, a preview tonight, high school football referees are part of out football focus as well,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Roanoke Express suffers a huge loss today with the death of center and fan favorite Terrence Tootoo.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Not much rain today but there is a chance for showers through the holiday weekend. That story, we say Hello to Dolly and we have a Thursday WeatherSchool all ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The African-American community takes to the streets of Danville.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Residents say they're marching against police brutality.
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[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Danville-March]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE# 38:18 on 02-33]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


It has been nearly five months since Danville police shot and killed Rennie Hunt.
Officers thought Hunt was holding a knife... it turned out to be a screwdriver.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


A special investigation cleared the officers, but the case is still causing controversy.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Justin/Starlink]


Justin McLeod is at the Danville police department tonight to explain why.
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[SUPER=01-William Avon Keen/Virginia SCLC President; :26]
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:53:12]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


The search for Jennifer Short is now two weeks old, but apparently no closer to finding the missing nine year old.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


A search and rescue team from Fairfax County hit the ground today in Oak Level.
Two dogs and their handlers covered the area near the Short family home, including the motel and convenience store nearby and a wooded area located across U-S 220.
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff Cassell says there was no new information that led authorities to retrace their steps, just a desire to ensure that nothing was overlooked.
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[Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=502-02 TC1:14:52]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A suspect has been named in a murder in Pulaski yesterday.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
36-year-old Jerry Killen was arrested last night for the shooting death of his wife Amanda.
Killen was arraigned this morning on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Yesterday;]


Police found Amanda Killen's body yesterday morning in front of the couple's Newbern Road home.
She was 24-years-old.
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[Farinacci]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:40:33]
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Incriminating testimony today in the trial of Elizabeth Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) as prosecutors try to prove she committed one murder to cover up another.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is just back from court with more on today's testimony..
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Elizabeth Farinacci may or may not testify in her trial, but the jury DID hear statements she made shortly after her husband's murder last February.
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[SUPER=01-Christina Lamonds/Friend; :16]
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[OUT Q=or gunshot residue.]


(( Six months after her husband was shot to death, Elizabeth Farinacci's words and actions are coming back to haunt her.
Prosecutors say Farinacci killed her husband Frank to cover up their involvement in the apparent murder of Jeffrey Quick in Nelson County four years ago.
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((SHE SAID THAT.. ...WERE ON HIS BELT.))
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[OUT Q=on his belt.]


Christina Lamonds says she and her husband agreed to provide Farinacci with an alibi in exchange for a motorcycle.. but they ended up confessing to police when it looked like Elizabeth would try to pin the crime on them.
Lamonds also says Farinacci burned the clothes she was wearing the morning of the murder.. so they couldn't be tested for blood or gunshot residue. ))
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


An undercover officer testified late today that Farinacci told him she'd killed her husband and dumped the gun in a nearby cemetery.. the weapon has never been found.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Steve/Microwave;]


The trial should wrap up tomorrow.

[Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC1:16:34]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The trial of a Franklin County man charged with killing a woman while driving under the influence is being moved because of pre-trial publicity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


William Fitzgerald is charged with second degree murder in the accident.
Last November, his car struck Ellen Schenker's vehicle head-on ... killing her and injuring her son.
Today, Judge William Alexander seated a jury ... then dismissed it.
He said there was a good chance the verdict would be overturned, because most of the jurors had already heard about the case.
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((DAVID NIXON/FITZGERALD'S ATTORNEY: ALMOST ALL OF THOSE WERE UNDER THE MISIMPRESSION ABOUT THE FACTS ... THAT THE WRECK WAS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL INTOXICATION, WHICH IS NOT TRUE. AND THOSE WERE THINGS THEY LEARNED THROUGH THE MEDIA.))
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[OUT Q=through the media.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fitzgerald's blood alcohol content was only POINT- ZERO - ONE... but prosecutors say he had too much of the anti-anxiety drug Librium in his system to drive.
His lawyers contend his medication was improperly dispensed to him.
Early reports by authorities attributed the accident to alcohol.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The case has been TEMPORARILY set for October 17th in Danville.


[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Is it convenience or a catalyst for crime?
That's the argument over one area grocery store.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


More on that story when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And investigators now say last night's fire in Salem was arson.
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[Sunnyside-Market]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:35:15]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


A local grocery store is at the center of a Roanoke neighborhood feud.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Some people in the neighborhood say Sunnyside Market provides basic items from a convenient location in Old Southwest.
Others claim its alcohol sales contribute to the unsightly and criminal behavior that plagues the area. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 FS***]
[Toss Across=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]


Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more on the story ... Rachel? Keith and Shannon ... the disagreements over the store led to an administrative hearing today in Roanoke.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

A judge must decide if Sunnyside Market can keep its state license to sell beer and wine. Being considered are nine alcohol violations filed against Sunnyside.
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[***Rachel's MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

They include selling alcohol to underage or intoxicated persons and claims that the store causes disorder. The violations were brought by the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and citizen groups. At a license hearing all sides present concerns. Sunnyside's attorney says the store is run responsibly and that losing the license will hurt the business....
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((DAVID DENTON LAWRENCE/SUNNYSIDE MARKET ATTORNEY; WITHOUT THE INCOME FROM ALCOHOL ITS PRETTY TOUGH TO MAKE IT SELLING HOT DOGS AND LOAVES OF BREAD AND DETERGENT THAT STUFF UNLESS YOU CHARGE AN AWFUL LOT OF MONEY FOR THAT STUFF AND THE IDEA IS NOT TO CHARGE PEOPLE A LOT FOR PEOPLE'S BASIC GROCERIES.))
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[OUT Q=BASIC GROCERIES.]
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[VO-NAT]

The representative for the citizens group and the lead ABC agent declined an on-camera interview today. They presented their witnesses on July 23rd - - the first part of the hearing.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]

Now there's no argument from either side that Old Southwest has problems with vandalism, loitering, drinking in public and more serious crimes. But how much do alcohol sales at Sunnyside contribute to that? The judge will make that decision ...
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]

officials with the ABC say the license status should be announced in about seven to ten days.

[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC31:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore addressed a blue-ribbon commission to discuss violence in the home.
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[VO-NAT - :09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

At Hollins University today, Kilgore assembled a panel of judges, lawmakers, and social workers to find solutions to domestic violence.
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[IN Q=Whether the solutions...]

((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL; WHETHER THE SOLUTIONS MEANS CHANGING LAWS OR MAKING LAWS TOUGHER ON PEOPLE WHO ABUSE VICTIMS IN VIRGINIA, OR WHETHER IT COMES IN THE SERVICES ARENA, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THOSE WHO WORK IN THE FIELD, THE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND FIGURE OUT WHERE WE NEED TO GO IN VIRGINIA FOR THE FUTURE.))
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Kilgore said domestic violence also hits hard financially, by leading to absenteeism and lost productivity at work, as well as increased medical costs for domestic violence victims.
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[39th-District]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
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A special election will be held in Northern Virginia this year to fill the un-expired term of State Senator Madison Marye. And Democrats- -including the retired Senator- -think that's wrong... not that there shouldn't be a special election, but that it shouldn't be held in Fairfax. They plan to go to court tomorrow in hopes of forcing election officials to move the election back to Southwest Virginia. The 39th District Senate seat was moved from Montgomery County to Prince William and Fairfax Counties under redistricting. Senator Marye's term doesn't expire until 2004.

[Magnox]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Layoffs appear to be in the works at a major Pulaski employer.
Several sources say the Magnox Corporation is laying off a part of its workforce, but company officials won't confirm or deny the reports.
Magnox makes materials for video and audio tapes, as well as security products.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks ended today's choppy session mixed [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 23 points.
NASDAQ gained 21.
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[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
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An Elliston man is charged with setting fire to an occupied Salem house last night.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


48-year old James Earl Potts is charged with lighting fire to a home in the 16-hundred block of McCauley Avenue shortly before 11.
Two people were home at the time but escaped uninjured. Authorities say the house appears to be a total loss. Vehicles on the property were also damaged. Potts was found by Montgomery County authorities and charged with arson and threatening to burn an occupied dwelling.


He is jailed without bond.
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[NRV-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC47:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The New River Valley Airport is celebrating the end of one major project...with hopes of starting a new one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


A ceremony was held at the airport this morning, to mark the completion of an improvement project that began in March.
It included re-striping the main runway, installing a new lighting system and relocating a beacon light.
Officials say the improvements will increase safety and modernize the airport, which they hope will lead to more International attention.
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((SENATOR BO TRUMBO: WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT SERVING VIRGINA, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT SERVING THE EAST COAST, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SERVING THE WORLD, FROM DUBLIN VIRGINIA))
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[VO-NAT]


The price-tag totalled 195-thousand-dollars.
90-percent of that, though, was funded through the F-A-A.
Officials say they are now looking at a future project to overlay a runway, to accomodate larger planes.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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The Express tries to cope with the loss of one of its' family members, a preview of Friday Football extra week one,
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[VO-NAT]


and we will take a closer look at some of the most important players in high school football, the referees.
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[S-Tootoo]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-126]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Tragic news for the Roanoke Express today. Express center Terrence Tootoo was found dead this afternoon in Brandon Manitoba Canada. Express officials say Terrence committed suicide, dying from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Tootoo, who was an express fan favorite, was working out with his younger brothers junior team. Tuesday night, Tootoo got a DUI while driving home from dinner. Wednesday, he did not show for practice and was reported missing. Terrence was known for his big heart with fans.
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[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Terrence's Roommate and Teammate; :11]
[SUPER=01-Ashby Coleman/Express Owner; :18]
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[OUT Q=....happy to be here"]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-104 15043tc]
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The high school football season kicks-off tomorrow tonight with a full slate of games. Here's a look at the Friday Football Extra schedule for week number one.
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[ANCHOR=STEVE]
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Actually, the season is already underway. E.C. Glass is playing North Stafford tonight in a game that kicked off at six. We'll have highlights tonight on News 7 at 11.

[S-Refs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-122 10554tc]
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The players and coaches aren't the only ones who have been tuning up for the season. Mike Stevens recently caught up with the area's referees who also have been preparing for the season openers for weeks.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Brammer/President of Western Va. Officials; :16]
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[SUPER=01-Steve Fleshman/Commissioner of Western Va. Officials; :51]
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(( The men in the black and white striped shirts who make up the membership of the southwest Virginia officials association have been using all the preseason scrimmages as a learning tool just like the players they oversee on the field.
((STEVE BRAMMER:)) The young officials who are not nearly as plentiful as they were 10 or 15 years ago seem to get the most from the live action, but the when it comes to getting a refresher course in the rule book at one of the preseason clinics, the veterans and rookies alike benefit from the experience. ((STEVE FLESHMAN:)) Refereeing in high school in our stretched out area is nothing more than a labor of love from these men. trust me no one is getting rich. ((STEVE FLESHMAN:)) It could be worse. A jayvee game pays just $40. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-130 40:41]
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NASCAR is fining Ward Burton five thousand dollars
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol; :00]


for his actions during last Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Burton, driver of the number 22 Dodge, threw his shoe heat shields at Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Also, Bill France, chairman and executive officer of international speedway corporation, had bypass surgery last night. France fell and broke his hip Tuesday night. He is expected to make a full recovery. (------------)