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A victim of police brutality or a citizen who resisted arrest?
We'll hear Steven Leftwich's story on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And students at W-and-L predict a winner in the Iowa caucuses.

SPORTS-HEAD


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=MST
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((MIKE STEVENS: AND TONIGHT IN SPORTS, I'LL JOIN YOU LIVE FROM DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA AS OUR WEEK LONG REPORTS FROM SPEEDWEEKS 96 GET UNDERWAY.))
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The highs of Saturday & Sunday give way to the cold reality of winter. The highlands continue to see snow showers this evening.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Both the Roanoke City Police and State Police Internal Affairs are investigating an incident that landed a man in the hospital and later in jail.
The confrontation all started this weekend during a routine traffic stop.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave


Ron Jones is at Roanoke City Courthouse with more.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ron1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith, Steven Leftwich is claiming brutality... but police officials are saying he resisted arrest.
And now some leaders from the black community are outraged--maintaining the incident is proof the police are out of control.
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SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant; :44
SUPER=01-William Hyden/Driver; :51
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30-year-old Steven Leftwich had to be assisted by his mom to judge's bench this morning.
One eye closed shut, limping and with a swollen face... he alleges Roanoke City Police Officers beat him without cause.
However, police contend Leftwich attacked two officers and a trooper during a traffic stop.
The incident happened Sunday morning on Campbell Avenue around 3:30.
The driver, Leftwich's cousin William Hyden says the police pulled him over for a broken taillight.
He says during the stop police ordered Leftwich out of the passenger seat to question him.
Hyden says that's when the beating began. EDITOR NOTE: SHOT OF OFFICER RUNNING FROM CAMERA
We attempted unsuccessfully to speak with one of the officers identified by Leftwich as being involved in the altercation.
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((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT: WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CAUSE A LOT OF TROUBLE, WE JUST WANT JUSTICE SERVED. WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY ELSE. WE JUST WANT THIS CUT OUT BECAUSE IT WAS WRONG... IT WAS JUST WRONG.))
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BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
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((WILLIAM HYDEN/DRIVER: MY COUSIN WAS TREATED LIKE AN ANIMAL, BEAT DOWN LIKE ANIMAL WHEN HE DID NOTHING TO DESERVE IT. AND THEY HAD ME AT GUN POINT AND BASICALLY LET ME WATCH HIM GET BEAT.))
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Community leaders are concerned a fair trial is out of the question in Roanoke.
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((PERNELLER WILSON/S.C.L.C. PRESIDENT: I WISH THAT THE CASE BE MOVED OUT OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, COMPLETELY OUT OF THE STATE... BECAUSE WE KNOW THE GOOD OLE BOY NETWORK HERE. AND I DON'T FEEL THAT HE WOULD GET JUSTICE HERE TO START WITH.))
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Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave



Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=None


Danville's police department is itself the target of two federal lawsuits.
Both outline serious allegations about how the department treats people.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton has been following the story and joins us now from Danville.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
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Keith-- Jeffrey Williams is a former Danville police officer who says he was fired for releasing confidential police information.
He claims the charges were trumped up because he was looking into allegations of police misconduct.
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((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: THIS PERSON THAT I WAS TAKING THIS COMPLAINT FROM HAD MORE THAN A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT. ))
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Jeffrey Williams is referring to allegations of police conduct made by his distant relative, Pam Carter.
Williams say Carter was upset about the night she and her husband were brought in for questioning surrounding the murder of a Danville Winn Dixie store manager.
He says Pam Carter complained she was in handcuffs and so scared she urinated on herself, but wasn't allowed to change clothes.
No charges related to the case were ever filed against the couple-- but Williams say the fact he looked into the matter cost him his job.
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((DURING THE INVESTIGATION, I FOUND OUT I HAD REPORTED THE COMPLAINT TO THE PEOPLE SHE WAS COMPLAINING ON THAT'S WHEN I BELIEVE THINGS STARTED TURNING SOUR TOWARD ME.))
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Bill Hicklin is Williams' attorney. He thinks Williams' case was meant to be an example to other cops who question the department's practices.
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((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: ANY SUSPICION THAT ANY POLICE OFFICER WOULD ACTUALLY COME FORWARD WITH WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON IS INTOLERABLE AND THAT OFFICER WILL BE FIRED TO SILENCE THAT OFFICER AND TO INTIMIDATE ANY OTHERS WHO MIGHT CONSIDER COMING FORWARD.))
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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
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Keith, Danville Police Chief Neil Morris declined to comment on the case.
He also declined comment on another lawsuit, which was filed February first, the same day as Williams.
Sam Sakellaris, Junior claims he was beaten by two police officers during a routine traffic stop.
In his lawsuit, he alleges the practice was tolerated and encouraged by upper brass.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave



Griffis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


When a five- month old baby died last night at Community Hospital in Roanoke, hospital security officers immediately arrested the FATHER of the child.
Before the baby died... hospital officials so strongly suspected it was a case of deliberate child ABUSE... they called police and a social worker.
It turned out the father, 26-year old Gerry Griffis, was wanted in Florida.
Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says Griffis has lived in the Henry area for at least the past year.
Warrants will not be sought in the child's death until an autopsy is completed.
Griffis is being held in the Roanoke City jail on a fugitive warrant.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- the campaign to get tough with Virginia's juvenile offenders clears a hurdle--

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and a little later... the future of two popular Roanoke road races is up in the air, as the events' corporate sponsors bail out. We'll have details.
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Radford-Student


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Radford University


It will take two weeks before blood tests reveal whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the death of a Radford University student.
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VO-NAT


A funeral service for 18 year- old Valerie Alexis Cole is scheduled for Wednesday in her home town of Manassas.
SUPER=03-Radford; Cole was found dead in her dorm room at Peery Hall

Saturday morning.
The university is planning a memorial service on campus.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Hold


Rumors have run rampant that Cole had been drinking at a fraternity party Saturday night.
Today a national officer from a fraternity arrived on campus and met with university officials about the case.
Officials say they'll announce what actions they plan to take at a news conference tomorrow.

Juvy-Justice


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Session 96


A tougher and more public juvenile justice system in Virginia got the Senate's approval today.
But NOT without warnings of its potential "brutal" impact on children.
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((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: WE ARE PROBABLY THE SMARTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH, BUT WE ARE NOT THE MOST FEELING PEOPLE ON EARTH. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE DOING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN TODAY, BUT IT COULD VERY WELL BE YOUR CHILDREN TOMORROW.))
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Roanoke Senator John Edwards pushed amendments for more gradual reform -- and was one of five votes against the final bill.
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((SEN. JACK REASOR/D-BLUEFIELD: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE. THOSE WHO WOULD SUPPORT THESE AMENDMENTS. THAN WHAT WE CAME OUT WITH.))
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The House takes up the compromise already endorsed by the Governor tomorrow.
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XGR


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-115
GRAPHIC=Session 96


They're working on juvenile justice reform.
And Virginia lawmakers went to Richmond this year talking of education.
But it is the business of big business that has occupied a surprising amount of General Assembly time in the first half of the 1996 session.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Citizens Consumer Council; :43
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(( Trigon wants to make private profits.
Virginia Power is pushing lawmakers to help protect its monopoly.
Doctors and insurance companies are battling over the bottom line.
Is the corporate Virginia that helped politicians pay for the Commonwealth's most expensive campaigns ever now trying to stick it to Virginia voters?
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: I WOULDN'T PUT IT THAT WAY...AGAINST BUSINESSES.))
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Roanoke's Chip Woodrum has a bill in to de-regulate the heating gas industry.
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((JEAN ANN FOX/VA. CITIZENS CONSUMER COUNCIL: BUT THIS IS A TREND...COMPANIES.))
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((HOLSWORTH: ON A NATIONAL LEVEL...COMPETITION.))
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School funding -- especially for colleges -- will be an issue.
A handful of powerful legislators will deal with it in the final days -- in closed door budget negotiations.
But the lobbyists who lurk in the capitol halls will tell you -- their high dollar clients this year are doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies.
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In 1992, Bill Clinton's unofficial campaign slogan became "It's the economy, stupid."
In 1996, in Richmond, lawmakers and analysts say they didn't expect it, but it's health care, stupid.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street, the Dow gained 58 points, to close a fraction of a point above 56-hundred... a new record.
NASDAQ gained JUST a fraction, also a record.
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Vogel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


After just two months as a Lynchburg city councilman, Dr. Robert Vogel says he'd like to stay on another four years.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Some of Vogel's fellow Republicans were on hand today as the eye surgeon announced he would seek the Ward One council seat being vacated by Larry Carey.
Using his daughter's school as a backdrop, Vogel vowed to make quality education one of his top priorities if he returns to council.
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((DR. ROBERT VOGEL/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE DIVISIVE OR MICRO-MANIPULATIVE, IT'S MEANT ONLY TO KNOW WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING AND TO FEEL LIKE I'VE DONE AN ADEQUATE JOB FOR THE TAXPAYERS OF LYNCHBURG IN RECOGNIZING WHERE JUST SUCH A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE MONEY THEY PAY IN TAXES IS GOING.))
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Vogel was appointed to council last year to fill Delegate Preston Bryant's at- large seat.
The GOP says it's unlikely he'll face opposition from within the party for the Ward One nomination.
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Mock-Convention


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Election 96


Students at Washington and Lee University predicted that Pat Buchanan would win the G-O-P primary in Louisiana, and with the Iowa Caucuses on tap for tonight, they're bullish on Bob Dole.
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The students are preparing for the 1996 Mock Convention next month, in which delegates will attempt to predict the presidential nominee for the republican party.
They say Dole has the best organization in Iowa, but they're looking for strong performances from Steve Forbes and Lamar Alexander.
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((MARGARET FITTS/IOWA DELEGATION CHAIRMAN: EVER SINCE WE MADE OUR PRESS RELEASE A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, EVERYTHING'S BEEN CHANGING A LITTLE. DOLE IS STILL AHEAD, THANK GOODNESS, BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING LAMAR ALEXANDER IS GOING TO BE THE DARK HORSE AND IS PROBABLY GOING TO DO MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Hold


Every four years, the Mock Convention attempts to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power.
The students have missed only once since 1948.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Mike Stevens will join us live from Daytona, there is word that a former Tech assistant has filled a coaching spot with the Pittsburgh Steelers,
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and heavy weight contender Tommy Morrison has been KO'd out of the ring. He has tested HIV positive.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Daytona Speedway


The final week of preparations before this sunday's Daytona 500 began early this morning.
Double Boxes=Mike/Steve

Mike Stevens now checks in from a chilly World Center of Racing.
LIVE=Mike Full
SUPER=@Mike1;
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Mike adlibs
RollCue=be a breeze in more ways than one.
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S-Morrison


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Boxing


First, Magic Johnson, and now yet another high profile professional athlete, this time a boxer, has been inflicted with a killer.
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((TONY HOLDEN/MORRISON'S MANAGER:))
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He was supposed to fight Saturday. The announcement came in an afternoon news conference today. Morrison is having more tests done and is spending time with his family but did release a statement.
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S-Cantafio


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=VMI Basketball


The VMI Keydets will try and win their 16th straight at Cameron Hall tonight against their old coach Joe Cantafio.
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Cantafio left VMI in 1994 to coach at Southern Conference Furman. He coached at VMI from 1987 to 1994 and several Keydets were in his recruiting class.
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((LAWRENCE GULLETTE/VMI FORWARD:)) ((BOBBY PRINCE/VMI POINT GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Gullette/VMI Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Prince/VMI Point Guard; :11
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S-Zook


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


Newspaper reports out of Florida are reporting today that former Virginia Tech football assistant Ron Zook has been named the defensive Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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In five years at Florida, Zook has served as defensive coordinator, special teams coach and associate head coach. He was Frank Beamer's first defensive
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Sponsorships


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=None


The Roanoke Valley may lose its two largest running events.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


First Union will stop sponsoring the First Union Festival Classic.
The five-and-10-k races have taken place for more than a decade during Roanoke's Festival In The Park.
And Shenandoah Life and Musselwhite Associates say after eight straight years they will not hold their annual race.
A renovation and a systems conversion will prevent Shenandoah Life from participating.
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((DONNA MUSSELWHITE/SHENANDOAH LIFE INSURANCE: PEOPLE JUST HAVE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE WORKLOAD THAT WE WERE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE MANPOWER TOGETHER TO PUT THE RACE ON.))
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Festival In The Park organizers may have someone to replace First Union.
The bank will soon begin sponsoring some community education projects.
Shenandoah Life workers will plan to lend their expertise in running an event like theirs to some other races in our area.
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TEch-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#
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Virginia Tech police are investigating the death of a graduate student found dead on campus this afternoon.
A student walking near Lane Stadium reported finding a woman's clothes. We'll have more on the story tonight at 11. Police found the body around 3:00.