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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A ruling from the chief of police on claims of police brutality filed by Steven Leftwich.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And counter-claims filed against Christy Brzonkala. We'll hear from her and her lawyer AND from accused rapist and football player Tony Morrison ...in court today on another charge.

SPORTS-HEAD


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((MIKE STEVENS:TONIGHT FROM DAYTONA, WE'LL TELL YOU HOW DALE EARNHART AND ERNIE IRVAN CAPTURED TODAY'S TWIN 125 MILE QUALIFYING RACES. SO GRAB A SEAT AND SIT BACK IT'S COMING UP TONIGHT IN SPORTS.))
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Some snow showers will pass through tonight and tomorrow then some sharply colder air moves into the region. Details coming up.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Roanoke Police Department responded to complaints of excessive force today. Chief M. David Hooper said he believes his officers and a state trooper acted appropriately when they subdued Stephen Leftwich early Sunday Morning.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell attended today's news conference at City Hall.
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(Q&A: Did Leftwich take part in the police department's investigation?)


Morrison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=None


One of the two Virginia Tech football players accused of raping Christy Brzonkala is cleared of UNRELATED criminal charges.
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Tony Morrison was charged with destruction of property and stealing money from the tip jar at a Blacksburg night spot.
The judge dismissed those charges because Morrison paid the damages.
But Morrison, who's 19, was found guilty of possessing his older brother's driver's license.
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((HE LEFT IT, AND I WAS WAITING TILL I SEE HIM THE NEXT TIME AND I WAS GONNA HAND IT TO HIM. QUESTION: JUST HAPPENS THAT HE'S 21? ANSWER: YES. QUESTION: ISN'T THAT KIND OF STRANGE? ANSWER: BUT I HAD NO INTENT TO USE IT AND I DIDN'T.))
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Judge Thomas Frith fined Morrison 500 dollars, but he'll only have to pay 100 if he completes VASAP's Youthful Offender program.
Morrison's lawyer says the ruling will not impact his case in the federal lawsuit Brzonkala has filed.
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((JOE PAINTER/MORRISON'S LAWYER: THIS ONE CONVICTION UNDER THE TRAFFIC CODE? NO, BECAUSE IT'S NOT A CRIME OF MORAL TURPITUDE, IT DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP AS A CRIMINAL CHARGE.))
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The judge also dismissed a public drunkenness charge against Morrison.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


The negative media counter- attack against Christy Brzonkala is now in full swing-- with Tony Morrison's attorney revealing today that Brzonkala has a criminal record herself.
Ellen Qualls has that story.
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(( Christy Brzonkala took 42- dollars in merchandise from the Christiansburg Wal- Mart in the weeks after her alleged rapes.
Her legal opponents want you to know that.
She performed 50 hours community service for the crime.
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((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I USED TO SAY I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. JUST EVEN SENIOR YEAR. AND JUST CHANGE SO MANY THINGS AND JUST BE SO MUCH MORE CAREFUL.))
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: HER SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT FITS THE PROFILE OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE DEEP THROES OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. ))
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Both Tony Morrison and Virginia Tech filed legal papers this week to have Brzonkala's civil suits dismissed.
Her attorney admits she's considered dropping one part herself -- and pushing for criminal charges.
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((EILEEN WAGNER: BUT SINCE WE HAVE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST NATIONWIDE IN SUPPORTING HER CLAIM ON THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN STATUTE, WE'RE REASSESSING THAT NOW AND CONSIDERING GOING FORWARD WITH THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PORTION. ))
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((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I FEEL LIKE IT WASN'T JUST THOSE TWO GUYS THAT RAPED ME. IT WAS THE SCHOOL. THEY DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN. AND THEY DRAGGED IT OUT.))
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Virginia Tech writes in its legal filing that it has, in its words, great compassion for Brzonkala for what she has endured.
But the University says, that's NO reason for a federal lawsuit against the school.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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Still to come on News 7 at Six---


The high school student involved in a fatal accident is tried in JUVENILE Court...not as an adult.
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and a little later--24 hour daycare.
The flexibility is something many working parents would welcome--and for some Lynchburg families it will soon be an option. We'll explain.
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DUI-fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge has found a 16- year- old boy responsible for the death of teacher Bonnie Kitts.
But the teenager will NOT be tried as an adult.
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At the end of an emotionally exhausting six- hour hearing, Judge Philip Trompeter spoke of the defendant as a "juvenile who represents the best there is," a President- elect of the National Honor Society who nonetheless chose to drink and drive.
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((MATURITY AND INTELLIGENCE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.))
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((BUT HE IS NOT MATURE. AND THAT'S WHAT LED TO THIS TRAGIC EVENT, IS IMMATURITY. ))
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After dinner with his family at home, the defendant testified that he went to the Riverside Quickette store and bought a six-pack of beer. He said he'd BEEN buying beer there without an I-D for more than a year. A clerk at the store has since been charged with selling alcohol to minors.
The teenage defendant and a friend were drinking shots of vodka, chasing it with beer.
When they drove into a gas station off the interstate, the car ran into a newspaper vending machine.
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The next thing he knew he was standing outside of his car, unable to fathom the fact that he's killed Bonnie Kitts, a neighbor and teacher who was just out for a walk with her husband.
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((HE WAS STAGGERING AROUND, COULDN'T REALLY TALK AND WAS OBVIOUSLY DRUNK. CAUSE I MEAN YOU COULD SMELL IT ON HIM REAL BAD. Q: WHAT DID HE SAY? HE WAS JUST LIKE, "I'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE. I WANT TO GO," YOU KNOW. HE KEPT ON ASKING WHAT HAPPENED AND STUFF LIKE THAT. ))
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Woodruff and his friend, Adam Schoonover saw to it that their classmate didn't leave until police got there. His blood-alcohol level was two and a half times the legal limit.
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The juvenile court will decide on his punishment at a hearing hearing next month.

Dudley-Trigon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Trigon


The House has said yes to a 175- million dollar deal with insurance giant Trigon.
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That's despite Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley's revelation that an unnamed Trigon executive agreed with him that the company should pay more.
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((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY: I THINK THE IMPLICATION WAS THAT THAT WAS A REASONABLE, RATIONAL WAY OF APPROACHING IT. NOT THAT THEY COULD SUPPORT IT BECAUSE THEY'RE BOUND BY THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENT AGAIN. BUT CERTAINLY THAT I WASN'T COMING OUT OF LEFT FIELD WITH THAT.))
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The settlement -- negotiated by GOP Attorney General Jim Gilmore -- would repay taxpayers for 50 years of tax breaks, to get state approval to become a for- profit company.
Dudley is a banker by profession-- and said he calculates Trigon should pay another 70- million.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON: I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO CARROLL COUNTY, AND WYTHE COUNTY, AND TO GRAYSON COUNTY AND HAVE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REPRESENTED IN PART BY THIS LIST OF WHO WOULD BE STOCKHOLDERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ASK ME WHY I TURNED MY BACK ON 70 MILLION DOLLARS AND FIVE PERCENT COMPOUNDED.))
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Former Trigon attorney Dick Cranwell was one of six lawmakers who did not vote.
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Bank-Branches


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


It may soon become harder to find a bank branch in your neighborhood.
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SUPER=@File;


An analyst predicts by the year 2000, Nationsbank, Wachovia, and First Union may cut the number of their brick-and-mortar locations IN HALF.
Merrill Ross of Wheat- First- Butcher- Singer says the banks want to shift more business to the phone and the computer.
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Ross says though, that First Union may keep about 75-percent of its 2000 branches to help market its investment products.
Together, First Union and Nationsbank have roughly half of all deposits in southwest and central Virginia.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
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Another drop for the Dow today--at the close it was down 28 points.
NASDAQ was slightly higher, gaining just a fraction.
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Daycare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


With welfare reform prompting hundreds of central Virginians to enter the workplace, the need for child care is growing proportionally.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, one Lynchburg business is ready to meet those needs, 24 hours a day.
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(( Sylvia Hobson knows what it's like to be desperate for daycare.
When both she and her husband were working different hours, they had trouble finding a center that could meet their needs.
Now Hobson runs the Blossoming Branches Child Care Center in Lynchburg, which itself is blossoming into a 24- hour a day venture.
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((SYLVIA HOBSON/BLOSSOMING BRANCHES CHILD CARE: JOB SITUATIONS ARE CHANGING IN SO MANY WAYS THAT WE FIND WE HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE IN THE KIND OF CARE THAT WE PROVIDE.))
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With single parents being weaned off the welfare rolls, Hobson saw a need to provide round the clock daycare for recipients who couldn't land the normal 9 to 5 job.
She asked city council this week for permission to expand her operation to 24 hours a day.
Her idea drew rave reviews and a unanimous vote in favor.
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((DR. ROBERT VOGEL/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT ALSO, JUST ONE OTHER POINT, SHOWS HOW WELFARE REFORM HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY BY STIMULATING THIS PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH.))
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((Hobson is also being praised by Social Services officials, who say it will take more people like her to make welfare reform work.))
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((SHARON SWEDLOW/WELFARE REFORM COORDINATOR: CHILD CARE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STUMBLING BLOCK TO A LOT OF OUR CLIENTS GETTING GOOD- PAYING JOBS AND CERTAINLY A LOT OF THE GOOD- PAYING JOBS ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SHIFT WORK.))
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((HOBSON: AND WE'RE NOT RESTRICTED BY THE 9 TO 5 SITUATION, BECAUSE YOU FIND THAT PEOPLE ARE WORKING ALL KINDS OF HOURS, 1 TO 7, 10 TO 2, SO WE NEED TO EXPAND THE KIND OF SERVICE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING.))
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It's a service Hobson is confident more people will start taking advantage of.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


Intro


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2 shot

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S-Daytona


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The field for Sunday's Daytona 500 is now set. Thanks to today's two one hundred 25 mile qualifiers.
Double Boxes=Steve and Mike/StarLink


Mike Stevens checks in with the details of today's races.
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Sports tease


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There is more to come tonight in sports, after this short break, we will check in on Patrick Henry coach Woody Deans and his final game in the Patriot's gym,
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and boxer Tommy Morrison faces the media and the world for the first time since learning he was HIV positive.
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S-Woody


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#=BB96-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


Right now, Patrick Henry coach Woody Deans is on the bench for his final game as the Patriots head coach.
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Deans walked out of his locker room for the last time as his Patriots took on William Fleming in a 5pm start.
Brooks Berry gave PH an early one point lead in the first half with this basket, but his opponent was just as tough.
The Colonels James Stokes scored 9 first quarter points and Fleming led after 1 quarter 18-11. Roy Stanley will have a complete report at 11.
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S-Morrison


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Heavy weight contender Tommy Morrison addressed the media today for the first time since learning he was HIV positive.
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Morrison held an afternoon news conference in Tulsa. He has immediately started planning his new future.
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((TOMMY MORRISON/TESTED HIV POSITIVE:))
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McClure


ANCHOR=Keith
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Botetourt County will be looking for a new school superintendent.
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Clarence McClure says he's going to retire at the end of the school year.
McClure says he was interested in taking early retirement five years ago, but the school board asked him to stay on to oversee some school construction projects.
Now he says he's ready to leave.
McClure has been Botetourt's superintendent for 15 years.
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Promo
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(toss to Jean)
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TAPE#Promo edit of 95-114
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Last week Craig County School Board members called for the resignation of their superintendent.
Tonight the board has planned a special meeting to let residents have their say on the matter.
Double Boxes=Keith Jean


Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
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The board last week passed a motion ASKING for Dallas Helems' (HELL-ums) resignation.
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On Tuesday, residents packed the board's budget meeting, but found their comments were limited to budget matters only.
Those rules will change at tonight's open forum meeting.
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on News 7 at 11. Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight