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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The aftermath of a wild night in Bedford County.
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And imagine meeting your sister for the first time in your mid-50's.
We'll tag along as they make up for lost time.
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Sports-Head


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Tonight in sports, Page and Charlie Moir will join us LIVE to talk about the upcoming NCAA Division 3 basketball championships.
Rick Pitino talks about being the new number one.
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And the NBA cracks the whip on JR Reid for this flagrant foul against AC Green.
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WX-Head
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Wow...what a three day stretch of weather. It was one for the record books today. Look for scattered showers through mid-week.

Bedford-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-12
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Department is still piecing together what caused a series of violent incidents that had deputies on high alert last night.
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Sheriff Mike Brown says two people were struck by pellets from a 12-gauge shotgun in Moneta before nine-o'clock.
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He says deputies were able to secure the scene before a more serious gunfight got started.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: IT WAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AND POTENTIALLY A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION, AND A LOT OF TENSION THERE IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA.))
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About an hour after the shooting Bedford County deputies picked up the alleged gunman, 31-year-old George Arthur English of Moneta, after he surrendered to Franklin County authorities.
But the excitement didn't end there, as units from Bedford, Bedford County, and the state were summoned to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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They were called there to break up a fight started by some people who knew the gunshot victims.
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One of the victims, Reva Price of Moneta, was treated and released with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The other victim, David Foxx of Moneta, was airlifted to ROANOKE Memorial Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds above his right eye and beneath his right arm.
Fox was released from the hospital earlier today.
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B'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#96-2
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The question WHY is still unanswered.
But autopsy reports from the medical examiner may give a clearer picture of who shot whom in a double murder- suicide in Blacksburg.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Friday afternoon, police found the bodies of 44 year- old Susan Asbury and her estranged husband, 60 year- old Robert L. Asbury in a bedroom of Susan's Fairfax Point town home.
Later, they found 44 year- old Donald Anderson's body in the garage.
Anderson was Susan Asbury's friend and former co-worker at Montgomery County Social Services, where employees met with a priest and a counselor today to come to grips with the tragedy.
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((DAN FARRIS/MONTGOMERY CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: SO WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE THIS DAY BY DAY, STEP BY STEP AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, TRYING TO HELP STAFF COPE WITH THEIR GRIEF AND ALSO TO MOVE ON WITH LIFE.))
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The medical examiner says Anderson was shot four times in the head and chest.
Susan Asbury also took four bullets to the neck, chest and hand.
Robert Asbury died from a single, self- inflicted gunshot to the head.
Police say at least 10 shots were fired in the house, from a .22 and a .38 caliber pistol. Their investigation is continuing. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Radford-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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TAPE#96-4
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Smoke, carbon monoxide, and alcohol proved a lethal combination for a Radford University student over the weekend.
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21 year- old Christopher Thomas Mirch died early Saturday morning when fire broke out at the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house on Grove Avenue.
His body was found in an upstairs bedroom.
Investigators still don't know what started the blaze.
But the medical examiner has determined Mirch died from smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation, and alcohol intoxication.
Mirch's blood alcohol level was more than two- and- a- half times the legal limit.
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Stump


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-6
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Pulaski militiaman Bill Stump is going to get a break from the judge when he's sentenced for federal firearms violations.
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Stump started out with a bang today, slapping the judge with a motion, declaring the judge a "defendant" with a "conflict of interest" that would prevent Judge Jackson Kiser from sentencing him.
Kiser quickly rejected the move, refusing to accept service of the papers IN the courtroom.
Though Stump had been named in a conspiracy to blow up buildings and bridges in a challenge to government authority, a jury rejected all that.
He was convicted of nothing more than firing guns with illegal silencers.
The judge concluded "Stump committed his crimes by using silenced weapons for a sporting purpose." That is: "target practice."
"The government has no proof," said the judge today, "that Stump intended anything further than firing the weapons on the occasion in question."
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((BILL STUMP: THE JUDGE AND ANY OTHER OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES AND ANY POLITICIAN DOES WHAT IS TO THEIR BENEFIT AND GIVES SOME OTHER REASON FOR IT. Q: But the Judge is giving you a break. He's indicated that's what he wants to do. WELL, I CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT.))
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Though Judge Kiser questioned what Stump might have intended to do with the silencers, he announced from the bench that he intends to give Stump LESS THAN what the sentencing guidelines call for.
The complex formula would have required a prison term of at least two years and three months in this case.
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Sharon Bottoms goes to court--again--fighting to win back the son she lost.
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and it's a family reunion with a special twist--after 56 years, a Waynesboro woman finally meets her long lost sister.
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Bottoms


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-5
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It's a case of her word against hers.
The latest chapter in lesbian mother Sharon Bottoms' legal battle for custody of her four- year old son kicked off today in the same Richmond area court where it started three years ago.
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Sharon Bottoms alleges she's been denied visitation with Tyler by her mother at least 25 times since Kay Bottoms won custody.
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((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: SHARON HAS NOT BEEN DENIED VISITATION. EXCEPT I THINK OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF INSTANCES WHERE SHARON WOULD PICK TYLER UP AND BRING HIM BACK WHEN SHE HAD VARIOUS PEOPLE WITH HER THAT WERE OBJECTIONABLE TO KAY.))
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Kay Bottoms says she thinks Sharon's violated the court order to NOT take the child to see her lesbian partner April Wade.
Her attorney has a list of eight witnesses to rebut Kay's allegations.
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((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: DEPENDS ON WHO WE NEED TO CALL. I MEAN SOME OF THESE WITNESSES ARE THERE TO PROVE NEGATIVES. THAT IS TO SAY THAT NO SHARON AND TYLER WERE NOT IN THE APARTMENT. THEY WERE HERE, THEY WERE THERE.))
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This court date was initiated by Sharon Bottoms to try to prove her life is more stable than when she first lost custody.
The Virginia Supreme Court has already upheld that decision, citing both her fitness as a mother and her sexual orientation.
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Carter


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-3
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A 24- year- old suspected of killing two people last week in Pittsylvania County heard the charges against him today.
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At his arraignment Mark Anthony Carter of Axton said he'll hire his own attorney.
Carter was arrested Friday-- three days after the victims were discovered outside an abandoned store in the Sandy River community.
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Authorities say 19- year- old Sydney Sherell (SHA-RELL) Hairston and 25- year- old Darrell Womack had been shot in the head.
A third victim survived the attack.
Investigators HAVE identified a second suspect, but aren't releasing his name.
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Boar-Walla


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The concept of hunting animals in enclosed spaces has been rhetorically blasted by Virginia lawmakers this year.
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But the Boar Walla hunting preserve has preserved its unique industry from legislative interference for another year.
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The Senate agriculture committee today shot down an effort to halt the importing of exotic animals to the state's three existing preserves.
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: LAST YEAR IN SUBCOMMITTEE, WE PUT IN A MORATORIUM THAT NO MORE COULD BE PUT IN PLACE...AND WE ASKED THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED TO...THIS YEAR THIS BILL CAME OUT OF, WHERE, I DON'T KNOW.))
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Bath County Delegate Creigh (KREE) Deeds co-sponsored this year's bill.
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Va-Power


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-9
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Virginia Power won one today at the State Capitol.
The House approved a bill allowing the utility to offer sweetheart deals to new businesses as an economic development tool.
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Vinton's Dick Cranwell supported the bill, and helped kill an amendment giving the public more say over residential rates.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WHO DO YOU THINK IS GONNA TAKE ALL THE POLITICAL FLAK IF THERE'S A RATE INCREASE? IS IT GONNA BE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION? OR IS IT GONNA BE PEOPLE LIKE ME AND LIKE YOU WHO SIT HERE AND VOTE FOR THIS AMENDMENT? AND THE PEOPLE ARE MAD AS WET HORNETS BECAUSE WE MANDATED A HEARING THAT INCREASED THEIR ELECTRIC RATES.))
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((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: BUSINESSES THAT CONTACTED ME ABOUT THIS BILL, VIRGINIA BUSINESSES, ARE ALREADY MADDER THAN WET HORNETS.))
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Virginia's 20 largest electricity consumers opposed the Virginia Power bill on the grounds it would help new businesses -- NOT existing ones.
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Stocks


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The stock market took a plunge today--the Dow dropped 65 points.
Investors are said to be worried about new economic reports coming out later in the week.
NASDAQ was down nearly five points.
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Reunion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
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TAPE#96-7
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It's been 56 years since two Virginia sisters were separated as infants.
Today they met for the first time.
Ron Jones was at the Roanoke Regional Airport for the reunion.
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56-year-old Gloria Evers has never seen her sister.
She knew 55-year-old Judy Patterson was out there somewhere but had no idea where.
They were both adopted soon after birth and it was considered a big family secret until Gloria's grandmother finally told her.
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((GLORIA EVERS: SO, I WAS PROBABLY A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THAT'S HOW I FOUND OUT THAT I WAS ADOPTED... BECAUSE MY PARENTS KEPT IT... I MEAN IT WAS A SECRET... NO ONE WAS TO EVER KNOW.))
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But with the help of a family friend and a newspaper reporter, Gloria's sister now living in California was finally located.
Gloria received the shocking news from a friend.
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((SHE CALLED LATE AT NIGHT... SHE SAID GLORIA ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? SHE SAID I THINK BETTER... WE FOUND YOUR SISTER.))
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SHOT OF PLANE ON RUNWAY
Patiently and nervously waiting, Gloria watches as Judy's plane taxis on the runway.
Then it finally happened... NAT SOUND (Judy steps off plane)
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((THERE SHE IS!))
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56 years of mystery and frustration melts away... the evasive family reunion is complete. NAT SOUND (Sisters meeting and embracing)
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((JUDY PATTERSON: ISN'T IT WONDERFUL. I NEVER DREAMED I HAD A SISTER... GLORIA: SHE'S DISAPPOINTED I'M NOT A FLAMING RED HEAD... JUDY: WHEN LESLIE CALLED SHE SAID ARE YOU SITTING, I SAID YES, SHE SAID YOU HAVE A FULL SISTER THAT'S WAITING TO TALK... I COULDN'T EVEN TALK. I ALMOST FAINTED... I DID!)) RUNS:16
SISTERS WALKING ARM AND ARM IN AIRPORT
Judy and Gloria say their next step is to kick off their shoes... relax... drink a few... beverages... and catch up on lost time.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.

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Sports Tease


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Coming up tonight in sports, there's a new number one in college hoops, we'll hear from Rick PItino, plus the NBA shoots down JR. Pull out to three shot
Plus Roanoke College head coach Page Moir and his Dad Charlie join me LIVE in the studio right after this quick break to talk about the upcoming Division basketball championships.
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S-Reid


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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The NBA, which has been quick to discipline players who fight during a game, have now handed out the largest penalties ever for someone throwing an elbow.
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JR Reid, acting like anything but a Virginia Gentleman yesterday deliberately hit AC Green in the mouth with a forearm in yesterday's Knicks-Suns game.
Green lost two teeth in the exchange, while JR gets suspended for 2 games and fined $10 thousand dollars for the flagrant foul.
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S-Kentucky


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
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Thanks to Massachusetts loss to GW over the weekend, and thanks in part to Kentucky's current 23 game winning streak, the Wildcats are the new number one team in the new Associated Press college basketball top 25.
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U-Mass has only lost one time this year and the Minutemen beat Kentucky early in the year.
But all polls are based on who's hot, and right now U-Mass is not.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The Virginia Tech Hokies dropped to 16th as a result of their 17 point loss to Temple yesterday in Philadelphia.

S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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The 64 team tournament bracket for the NCAA division three men's basketball championships was unveiled last night.
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The 64 team field includes an unprecedented three teams from the Old Dominion Athletic conference.
Bridgewater travels to Millsaps Mississippi, and And Randolph-Macon must go to Christopher Newport in the South bracket.
Also, in the south, regular season and tourney champ Roanoke College has a Thursday night home date with Shenandoah.
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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And joining me now in the studio are Roanoke head basketball coach Page Moir, and his Dad Charlie Moir, who coached the Maroons to a national title back in 1972.
Gentlemen thanks so much for coming in tonight. Page let's start with you.
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Mike will ask each person 2 or 3 questions.
Thanks so much and good luck Thursday night at 7:30 as Shenandoah invades the Bast center.

S-Rock


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
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Dale Earnhardt rebounded from his latest Dayton Disappointment by wining the Goodwrench 400 yesterday.
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The win gives Earnhardt 69 career wins and ties him for the points lead with yesterday's second place finisher Dale Jarrett.
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((DALE EARNHARDT/GOODWRENCH 400 WINNER:))
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Earnhardt tamed the Rock, but he had Richard Petty fans ready to throw stones when he spun out Petty's driver Bobby Hamilton, while the STP Pontiac was running in first.
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Promo
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50 years ago they were fighting enemies on two fronts. Both the Axis powers and racism.
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Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on the Tuskgekee Airmen.
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Keith, tonight in Lynchburg, five members of the Tuskegee Airmen will discuss their World War Two experiences.
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They were America's first Black flying unit. It was an experiment many in the United States Air Force thought would fail. One of the members of the squadron is Lynchburg native Chauncey Spencer
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Spencer and the rest will be at Randolph Macon's Woman's College tonight at 7:00 on News 7 at 11. Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight