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ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up on News Seven at Six,
A Ferrum man is tried twice for the same murder and gets the same results today.
And Danville Police are asking the public's help in finding a teenage murderer.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Marcus Camby and UMass knocks off the Hokies at the Cassell and Virginia loses on the road at Chapel Hill.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Here we go again-- cold temperatures and more snow showers for the weekend.
We'll take a look at the doppler radar a little bit later in the forecast.
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Dehart


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-16
GRAPHIC=Dehart


A Ferrum man has been convicted of murder for the second time.
Kirby Dehart was charged with the '91 shooting of 81-year-old Effie Rakes.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise


Denise Allen was in Chatham for the wrap up of the trial.
She joins us now from the newsroom.
Denise, how long did the jury deliberate?
Ron, it took about two hours for the jury to come back with guilty verdicts on all three charges.
Talent=Denise/Live Full
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Dehart was convicted of second degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and sexual battery of the victim's invalid daughter.
This is the second time in five years the case has been tried. Roll cue: case has been tried.
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Talent=Denise/Live Full


The jury suggested a total 17 year sentence.
The judge will schedule Dehart's sentencing hearing next week.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise


The three years he's already served will be applied to his sentence.
And Ron, Dehart WILL be eligable for parole since he was sentenced under old guidelines.

Boty-Body


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#=96-17
GRAPHIC=None


Police say they won't know what caused the death of a Roanoke woman for a couple of weeks.
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VO-NAT


On Thursday, two men found the remains of 31- year- old Rebecca Jean Wright on the banks of the James River in Botetourt County.
She was reported missing in December.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


Her body was located about a mile downstream from an interstate bridge, near Cherry Tree Bottom.
Authorities are calling the death suspicious.
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JUVENILE-SUSPECT


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# net- ;edit 96-6 (D'ville-Shooting)
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Danville investigators are asking for your help in finding a 16- year- old murder suspect.
The police are looking for Lawrence Donal (Don-Nell) Howerton, Jr. in connection with the shooting death of another 16- year- old.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/January 28;


Investigators say Tony Spraggins of Danville was shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
It happen January 28th, on Winslow Street.
Police say there were witnesses to the shooting.
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SS=Full Screen


Howerton is described as an african- american with brown hair and brown eyes.
He weighs around 140 pounds and has a nose ring.
He may be driving a 19-86, Gray, five door, Hyundai with Virginia plates.

Fatal-ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A weather related accident in Charlotte County claimed three lives yesterday.
State police say John Lewis Craighead lost control of his Ford Bronco when he hit a patch of ice and struck an 18 wheeler head-on.
His passengers, 24-year-old Edward Dalen Lambert, 35-year-old Larry Darnell Elam and 39-year-old Ronnie McDonald Harris all of Saxis (SAX), were killed.
The accident happen around 10-30 yesterday morning on route 47.
Craighead's condition has not been released.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
Downtown Roanoke's center in the square earns an award,
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VO-NAT


And some of VWIL's cadets earned their stripes in a ceremony yesterday.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
Just what you wanted to hear-- more snow on the way.
A quickly moving system is sweeping across the region tonight-- already bringing light snow showers.
Most areas could see an inch or two tonight-- the mountains could see up to three inches.
But this storm, too, will pass--- and high pressure will take its place by

tomorrow.
We'll have more details coming up in weather-- you'll want to stay tuned for that. MUSIC UP FULL
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VWIL


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=VMI Seal


While the Virginia Military Institute's all- male admittance policy is being challenged...
The state's alternative to V-M-I is continuing to make history.
SS=Mary Baldwin/VWIL


Yesterday, the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership promoted some in its first class of cadets.
Jay Moore was at Mary Baldwin College and has the story.
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SUPER=01-Trimble Bailey/VWIL Cadet from Roanoke; :29
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SUPER=01-Kim Bond/VWIL Cadet from Radford; :49
SUPER=01-Sherri Sharpe/VWIL Cadet from Martinsville; 1:04
SUPER=01-Allyson Hatfield/Cadet from Madison Heights; 1:17
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(( How well is the women's alternative program to V-M-I going?
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((WHO WILL. WE WILL. WE ARE VWIL.))
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That pretty much sums up how these cadets are working together.
12 of the 40 cadets received their stripes, something new for this freshman class.
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SOT 15:29:45
IN Q=It's amazing

((BRENDA BRYANT/VWIL DIRECTOR: IT'S AMAZING TO ME. IT WAS ONLY SIX MONTHS AGE WE BEGAN. THEY'VE COME A VERY LONG WAY AND DEMONSTRATED TODAY HOW MUCH THEY'VE LEARNED.))
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Rank is based on merit in academics, fitness, drill, and ceremony, and leadership activities.
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SOT 15:33:04
IN Q=I'm very honored

((TRIMBLE BAILEY/VWIL CADET FROM ROANOKE: I'M VERY HONORED AND PROUD OF ALL THE GIRLS WHO RECEIVED RANK AND THOSE WHO DIDN'T. EVERYONE'S WORKED SO HARD AND IT'S VERY EXCITING TO SEE WHAT'S GOING TO COME AHEAD NEXT.))
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Back in August, the inaugural class faced what many would say was an uphill battle.
Radford's Kim Bond has stepped up to show her leadership as Commanding Officer of the corp.
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SOT 15:35:29
IN Q=I think it's

((KIM BOND/VWIL CADET FROM RADFORD: I THINK IT'S BEEN GREAT. BEEN BETTER THAN ANY OF US COULD HAVE EXPECTED. A LOT OF US WEREN'T SURE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. WE HAD A LOT OF EXPECTATION. AND I THINK EVERYONE'S EXPECTATIONS ARE FALLING INTO PLACE AND WITH EACH OTHER AND WE'RE FORMING A GREAT CORP. ))
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So what has it taken to make this program work?
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((SHERRI SHARPE/VWIL CADET FROM MARTINSVILLE: A LOT OF MEMORIZATION. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO GET DOWN THE SKILLS THAT WE USE AND SOMETIME TOOK HOURS OUT OF THE DAY YOU DIDN'T EXPECT. IT WAS KIND OF HARD AT FIRST BUT IT'S WORTH IT. ))
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IN Q=It's gone excellent

((ALLYSON HATFIELD/CADET FROM MADISON HEIGHTS: IT'S GONE EXCELLENT. I'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MYSELF AND ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE I'VE WORKED WITH. LEADERSHIP SKILLS, TRAINING STYLES AND I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR, THE PROGRESSIVE YEARS AS WE GO.))
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And if the success thus far is any indication of what's to come in the future than the class of '99 should have a lot to look forward to.
In Staunton, Jay Moore, News 7.))

Downtown-Development


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-18
GRAPHIC=None


Downtown Roanoke has come a long way since the 1970's, when it was a place many people tried to AVOID.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


One of the largest projects aimed at redeveloping the area started in the early 80's.
Community leaders proposed building a new cultural center called Center In The Square.
This week it was given one of 25 National Excellence Awards for its innovative approach to solving urban problems.
One of Center In The Square's founders says now that downtown Roanoke is back on the way up, there are a number of avenues to explore to further revitalize the area.
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((WARNER DALHOUSE/CENTER IN THE SQUARE BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T WANT TO ANTICIPATE THE GROUP FROM DOWNTOWN ROANOKE THAT'S STUDYING WHERE DOWNTOWN SHOULD GO, BUT I GUESS JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD I WOULD HOPE THAT ONE OF THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FAIRLY NEARLY IN THE FUTURE WOULD BE FOR DOWNTOWN HOUSING, FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN INNER, A DOWNTOWN LOCATION FOR THEIR PERMANENT HOUSING. ))
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Other potential goals for the downtown area that have been mentioned include improving the area west of the farmer's market, and bringing more professional services into the city to serve the growing number of businesses in outlying counties.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
Steve Mason was at the big game this afternoon.
He'll have the Virginia Tech/U-Mass highlights,
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VO-NAT


And in Roanoke,
The SPCA is trying to control the pet population--by taking the message of proper pet care to kids.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Pet-Education


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The Roanoke SPCA takes pet education right into the classroom hoping to teach children how to take better care of their pets.
Beth Myer reports.
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(( The animals capture the students' attention in no time at all.
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((TIFFANY AMOS/5TH GRADER: I THINK IT'S GREAT, YOU GET TO SEE ALL THESE CUTE ANIMALS AND I WANT TO ADOPT ONE.))
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The SPCA education outreach program targets students from the 5th to the 8th grade because it is believed they are at an age where the information will have an impact.
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((EMILY KELLY/5TH GRADER: WELL I LEARNED A DOG CAN HAVE A LOT OF PUPPIES IN A YEAR, TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS. ))
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((JIM HOLZHAUER/TEACHER: I WAS IMPRESSED BY THE FACTS AND FIGURES THAT WERE PRESENTED ABOUT SPAYING AND NEUTERING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT. IT'S OVERWHELMING. ))
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The overwhelming fact is one female dog can be ultimately responsible for 588 puppies over a three year period... and cats reproduce even more rapidly.
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IN Q=The population

((DEBBIE SPADE/SPCA EDUCATION OUTREACH: THE POPULATION EXPLOSION IS AMAZING. A FAMILY OF FOUR WOULD HAVE TO HAVE 60 CATS AND 180 DOGS AND THAT'S BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY OF THEM OUT THERE. ))
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Spade teaches that spaying and neutering animals make them better pets because they no longer have the urge to roam or fight for a mate.
She also stresses the importance of putting identification on indoor pets as well as those that stay outside.
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((DEBBIE SPADE/SPCA EDUCATION OUTREACH: SO MANY ANIMALS COME TO THE SHELTER WE KNOW THEY ARE PEOPLE'S PETS, THEY DON'T HAVE ANY IDENTIFICATION . WE CAN'T GET THEM BACK TO THEIR OWNERS. ))
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The program includes teaching the importance of grooming and basic obedience training. The SPCA's goal is to reach children early, so that more pets will be spayed, neutered and and given proper identification in the future. That way fewer animals will end up in shelters. Beth Myer, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up a rough day for the state's division one teams Tech losing to top ranked UMass at the Cassell Virginia losing on the road at the Dean Dome.
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VO-NAT ENG#


But Roanoke College escaped with a two point win in the first round of the ODAC tournament over at the Salem Civic Center.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


A sell out crowd of over 10 thousand plus was on hand at the cassell to watch the Hokies try their hand at giant killing.
But the Minutemen would remain the nations only undefeated division 1 team by beating tech 75-58. Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=01-Damon Watlington/Scored 17 Points; :51
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The Virginia Cavaliers lost their 11-th straight game at the Dean Dome this afternoon Carolina pulling away in the second half for a 71 to 66 win.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :


The two went at it from three point range in the first half Dante Calabria's Trey made it 17 to 15 Carolina.
But Virginia's Curtis Staples answered with one of his seven treys in the game as the Cavaliers led 18 to 17.
Virginia led by as many as 8 but went at the break leading Carolina 36 to 34 Staples with the three.
Carolina stepped it up in the third Jeff McInnis nails this three pointer cutting the U-V-A lead to one.
But Harold Deane came right back and hit a three pointer and the Cavalier lead was 50 to 46.
Carolina's Shammon Williams hit a SUPER=33-North
Carolina/=71/Virginia/=66;three pointer the Tar Heels led by two and the Tar

Heels beat Virginia 71 to 66.
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S-Maroons


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo


Eastern Mennonite took Roanoke college to the Wire but the Maroons came away with n 84 to 82 win in the first round of the ODAC Tournament.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Royals; :


Roanoke point guard Nathan Hungate sidelined with a touch of the flu.
Eastern Mennonite goes to the offensive boards Mike McElroy with the rebound and stick back upping the lead to 8.
The Maroons then went on a run John Maher takes it inside for the snow bird as Roanoke starts the comeback.
With 18 seconds left in the game Kevin Sigafoes pulls up and hits the jumper the game was tied at 82.
The Royals missed a couple of free SUPER=33-Roanoke/=84/E.
Mennonite/=82;throws and Roanoke freshman DeWayne Bullock pushes it up the

floor and hits the jumper and the Maroons hold on for the 84 to 82 win.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


V-M-I picks up a win at home and Top ranked Kentucky beats Tennessee for those and all of today's scores lets check the numbers.
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