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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The search for a bank robbery suspect near Lynchburg.
We'll have a LIVE report in just a moment.
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And a local government clerk who embezzled public funds to play bingo and the lottery

Sports-Head


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In sports, Mike Stevens has a Wednesday conversation with Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon, Tiki Barber receives a national award,
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while the Miami Hurricanes President denies a fast spreading rumor about the school's bowl situation.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
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Police in Central Virginia have suspended their manhunt tonight.
They were searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Nationsbank on Boonsboro Road in Lynchburg this afternoon.
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Just before two p-m, a black male walked into the bank and demanded money.
Police say he did not brandish a weapon, and witnesses say the suspect fled on foot towards old Boonsboro Road where another suspect and a getaway car apparently were waiting for him.
The car was later recovered off Walnut Hollow Road in Bedford County... police officers and scent dogs have spent the past two hours searching the area for any sign of the man.
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Police had to call off the search on account of darkness. No word yet if it will contiue tomorrow.

Tucker


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A former Campbell County court clerk pled guilty today to eleven counts of embezzlement.
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60- year- old Elizabeth C. Tucker was arrested last August after 28 years on the job as a deputy clerk.
Tucker admits to embezzling more than four thousand dollars over a five year period... the money came from marriage license and filing fees that were usually paid in cash.
Special prosecutor David Grimes says Tucker stole the money to support her habit of playing Bingo and the state lottery.
She'll be sentenced next year.
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Gatewood


ANCHOR=Keith
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Police are still looking into the death of a Danville woman whose decomposed body was discovered a month ago.
But without a cause of death, Danville police say they have little to go on.
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26- year old Robin Annette Gatewood's skeletal remains were discovered behind Motley's Warehouse October 28th.
Assistant Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says he's been UNable to determine a cause of death, because the body was too decomposed.
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Oxley says there was evidence of drugs.
Danville police are hoping someone will come forward with information.

Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
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The battle for control of the hearts of Virginia Republicans took an ugly turn today -- toward the heart of Governor George Allen.
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Outgoing party chairman Pat McSweeney announced yesterday he would NOT seek another term.
He did NOT endorse a member of Allen's own cabinet seeking the post.
And then he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch "I would first cut his heart out with a rusty can top" before allowing Allen and his allies to take over the party.
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McSweeney called the Governor's approach to state government a "scorched earth policy" that he says has alienated some Republicans.

Gordon


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Virginia's new health commissioner says he agrees with his department's plan to incorporate religious themes into publicly- funded teen pregnancy prevention programs.
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Dr. Randolph Gordon was hired after a 22 month search by Governor Allen.
He says he brings a strong background in managed care that will help Virginia adapt.
And he won't hesitate to justify hiring a new team of policy analysts to deal with family planning issues, while the state is under a hiring freeze.
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Gordon spent two years as a managed care expert at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
He was a family practitioner in Roanoke in 1986 and '87.

Psychic


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#95-103
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For two decades, the U.S. Government has secretly used psychics to gather intelligence.
A Nelson County man was one who put his mind to matters of national importance.
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Joe McMoneagle (mook-MAHN-uh-gul) took part in the program for 17 years.
He says he became aware of his psychic abilities following a near- death experience in the 1970s.
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The psychics were used to track Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, find plutonium in North Korea, and search for a kidnapped American General in Italy.
Two researchers who evaluated the program report the psychics were right about 15 percent of the time.
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Still ahead on News 7 at six... Life in the fast lane--what will abandoning the national speed limit mean for drivers here in Virginia?
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And what's the link between Disney's Pocahontas and one Rockbridge community? The spotlight shines on Natural Bridge. We'll have the story.
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Speed-Limit


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Governor Allen says he MAY favor higher speed limits on some Virginia highways now that President Clinton has signed a law allowing states to set their own limits.
But what might it cost drivers?
Tracy Altizer talked to some people with some answers to that question.
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((Talk to a state trooper and the answer you might hear to the cost question is human life.
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Talk to the vice-president of the state Professional Insurance Agents Association, and he'll tell you raising the speed limit will cost you in premiums.
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((SONNY HILL/PROF. INSURANCE AGENTS OF VA: HIGHER SPEED LIMITS CAUSE MORE ACCIDENT FREQUENCY AND HIGHER SEVERITY. ))
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((SO HIGHER SPEED LIMITS WILL BE DICTATED INTO HIGHER RATES FOR AUTO INSURANCE.))
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All that aside, Governor Allen says he might support raising the limits on
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Even truck drivers have mixed ideas, though many agree with Governor Allen that traffic volume and other safety issues should be carefully considered.
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((WILL BINGHAM/TRUCK DRIVER: THERE'S CERTAIN AREAS THAT SHOULD REMAIN 55, IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE CURVATURE OF THE ROAD AND SURROUNDING CONDITIONS. BUT CERTAINLY THERE ARE AREAS WHERE THEY NEED TO BE RAISED. ))
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President Clinton has said the highway bill will benefit the nation economically. State lawmakers will decide whether those benefits will outweigh the costs in Virginia. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

CWA-Bell


ANCHOR=Keith
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Contract talks between Bell Atlantic and its workers' union reached an impasse two months ago.
Now the two sides are going to try to resume negotiations.
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The president of the Communications Workers of America Local 22-0-4 says the C-W-A and Bell Atlantic will meet next Monday to try to get the talks going.
The main issues in the contract dispute: wage increases, health benefits for retirees, and job security.
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The C-W-A represents more than 11 hundred Bell Atlantic workers in our area alone.
Bell Atlantic is the only one of seven "Baby Bells" that has not reached a new agreement with the C-W-A.


AIDS-Dentist


ANCHOR=Keith
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A dentist in Pulaski County has settled a lawsuit against a woman who distributed a flier FALSELY claiming he had AIDS.
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Gus Vlahos (vuh-LAW-hose) was suing Doris Sheppard for 10- million dollars.
The terms of the settlement are not being disclosed, with the exception of Sheppard's public apology.
Sheppard stated in her apology that she found a document in her newspaper box claiming Vlahos had tested H-I-V positive at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
She says she made copies and distributed them at her place of employment.
Sheppard apologized for any inconvenience or embarrassment her actions caused the dentist.
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State-Revenues


ANCHOR=Keith
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Virginia's economy will grow in the next two years -- but much more slowly than state officials had predicted.
Last week, the state released some scaled-back revenue forecasts.
Today, the Allen Administration put its spin on those numbers.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's the message from the Governor's office?
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The Governor is just three weeks away from unveiling the first full budget of his administration -- for 1996 and '97 fiscal years.
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And the message from Finance Secretary Paul Timmreck is that he's got some "tough, tough" choices.
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(( A "soft- landing" for the national economy, with low inflation and low interest rates means lower than expected wages and salaries for Virginia workers.
That and sluggish sales tax revenues are the biggest economic hurdles.
But today, Finance Secretary Paul Timmreck released a list of what there was CURRENTLY no money for.
On that list -- which will surely change -- are things like pay raises for state workers and more money for higher education.
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Of course, campaign promises and public opinion will mean that the Governor's and the General Assembly's priorities will be different than this theoretical list.
But Timmreck wants to lower expectations for the budget that will be George Allen's trademark.
((Q&ADoug Wilder had a recession. What's the toughest thing George Allen is facing in balancing his budget?
The illegally- taxed federal retirees who challenged the state settlement in court and won this fall. A one- time payment of 78- million dollars this year to that group has blown the biggest hole in Allen's plans, according to Timmreck.))

Stocks


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Another big day for Wall Street--the sixth straight record close. Riding a 17 point rally late in the session, the Dow finished above 51-hundred for the first time. NASDAQ was also up, nearly eight points.
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Natural-Bridge


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"Pocahontas" was a big hit with American moviegoers--now the Disney movie is ready to take on Europe. And the community of Natural Bridge has a connection to it all. Ron Jones has the story.
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((The french are descending on Natural Bridge.
They are touring the commonwealth to shoot a short Christmas disney movie that promotes the release of the animation film Pocohontas. nat sound (Producer talks)
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However, this movie is not an animation and the stars conduct their own stunts.
Oliver (OLI-VEE-YEA) (SHIAR-BO-DOE) Chiabo is the main star along with co-star (SI-VI-REE) (CLAY-AIR) Severihe Clair.
Oliver hosts the french version of Wheel of Fortune.
But in this movie he lives in Virginia and helps Severihe, a lost french foreign exchange student, find her host American family.
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((SEVERIHE CLAIR/FRENCH ACTRESS: THEY WOULD HAVE MANY ADVENTURES TOGETHER. AT THE BEGINNING THEY CAN'T STAND EACH OTHER... BUT AT THE END THEY FALL IN LOVE.))
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Because this movie will be shown throughout europe some believe its a big boost for tourism in Virginia.
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((DAVE PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE'RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE THEM HERE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO REALLY PROMOTE THE STATE AND THE BEAUTY OF THE STATE WHETHER IT'S ON THE EASTERN SHORE WITH WILLIAMSBURG AND JAMESTOWN AND ALSO THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
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This movie will be featured on Christmas day and Pocohantos will be debut in in France January.
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STAND UP
The french crew are wrapping up their six day shoot and heading back to France.
And they hope on Christmas day to share a little Americana with Europe. Ron Jones, News Seven, Natural Bridge.))

Sports tease


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While the Hokies continue waiting out the bowl possibilities; the University of Miami's president sheds some light on the situation with some strong statements today, The Ryder cup team has a new captain,
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and Mike Stevens talked with the new Winston Cup Champion this afternoon. Words from Jeff Gordon to come.
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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech's chances of receiving a bid to an alliance bowl will largely depend on what happens to their Big East co-champion rivals..
Reports out of Miami earlier today said the Hurricanes administration was going to hold the school out of a bowl this season.
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The Hurricanes were charged with 10 NCAA rules violations last month, and the hope was by pulling out of the bowl picture this year and taking their punishment now; they would have a clean slate for next season.
But late this afternoon, the University president flat out denied those statements.
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If Miami does not go to a bowl, it looks like the Hokies would be a lock for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Tech would likely play either Texas or Texas A&M.
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As for the Orange Bowl it look like the folks in Miami would matchup the Florida State Seminoles and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in that game.
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Big East officials said today that there will be no bowl decisions made for conferecne teams until this friday.

S-Tiki


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The accolades keep piling up for the University of Virginia football team. Today, Tiki Barber tops the list.
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The former cave Spring star and now UVa running back has been named to the 1995 College Football Association Scholar-Athlete team.
Barber has a 3.4 grade point average in his Commerce major. Barber also led the ACC in rushing, amassing over 13 hundred yards this season.
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S-Gordon


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Mike Stevens is at Ferrum College tonight speaking at the school's winter sports banquet, but before he left today
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He had a chance to talk with Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon, VIA Satellite from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Gordon is in the Big Apple for Friday night's
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Winston Cup awards banquet.
And Mike talked to him about a number of topics including how a lot of racing fans are less than thrilled with his championship season.
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Jeff will be on Late night with David Letterman Thursday night and tomorrow on New s7 at six, we'll hear what he has to say about being on the show.

S-VMI


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The VMI Keydets won their cross town matchup with Washington & Lee last night at Cameron Hall.
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The Keydets won the game 100-to-62, but W&L played tough in the first half battling VMI hoop for hoop, before the Keydets took a seven point lead into the lockeroom.
But VMI's depth and defensive pressure look over in the second half as they outsored the undermanned Generals 58-27.
The largest crowd in the history of Cameron Hall watched the game along with
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your hometown station.
And they've already agreed to play again next season.
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S-Ryder


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Today, PGA of America has named Tom Kite the captain of the 1997 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
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Kite has won 19 tournaments since joining the PGA tour in 1972. He is second to Greg Norman on the tour's Career money earnings list.
The U.S. is 23-6 and 2 in the Ryder Cup but has captured only two of the past six cups.
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