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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on News 7 at SIX, the latest development in the Christy Brzonkala case.
A grand jury decides whether to indict two Virginia Tech football players Brzonkala claims raped her.
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and Salem police have more information tonight about an apparent murder-suicide at Lewis Gale Hospital. They say an elderly man who killed his wife and himself believed he was acting out of love.
Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, Roy Stanley was in Charlottesville today and will have a report on UVa spring football, Nick van Exel has a little less money and a lot more time,
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The Colorado Rockies have sent their second baseman; Eric Young TO the Avalanche where he is expected to play tonight.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


After a bout of cold and blustery weather, the forecast brings outdoor conditions that will a vast improvement over today. Stay tuned for all the details.

Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Christy Brzonkala's allegations that two Virginia Tech football players raped her will not stand up in criminal court.
A Montgomery County grand jury has found insufficient probable cause to charge Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Altizer joins us from our New River Valley newsroom with reaction.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tracy1;
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Jean, attorneys on all sides say they're pleased with the investigation, and that now that it's over they can refocus on Brzonkala's eight million dollar civil suit in federal court.
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(( Christy Brzonkala has said in hindsight, she would have reported her alleged rape immediately, while there was evidence to collect.
Her lawyer says she didn't expect the grand jury to indict the players without that evidence.
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S LAWYER: HAVING SAID THAT, STILL, WE WANT EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS INVESTIGATION AND THAT THE RESULTS OF IT WERE TOO CLOSE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, BY HIMSELF TO CALL.))
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Attorneys for Tony Morrison and James Crawford question how Brzonkala can expect to win a civil suit if a grand jury can't find enough evidence to indict the players.
Crawford's lawyer doubts the case would be pursued if black athletes weren't involved.
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((JOSEPH PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S LAWYER: I'M GLAD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ASKED FOR IT BECAUSE WE GOT A REALLY THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE MOTIVATIONS THERE. QUESTION: AND YOU THINK THE MOTIVATIONS ARE? ANSWER: RACE AND MONEY. ))
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Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
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None of the parties believe the grand jury outcome will have any bearing on the civil case.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/Microwave

QUESTION: Tracy, where do things stand with that federal case?

Allen-Bills


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Radford University


Radford University is sweating out the midnight deadline for Governor George Allen to act on bills passed by the 1996 General Assembly.
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VO-NAT
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The University's been told that Allen's considering cutting the 7-and-half million dollars allotted to build the new Waldron School of Nursing facility.
Fellow Republican lawmakers, Tommy Baker and Bo Trumbo have gone on a P-R blitz to keep the building in the budget.
Radford's proposed College of Global Studies fell to the Governor's budget ax last year.
IN THE FLURRY of bill signings, the Governor DID approve a bill that helps compensate Ed Honaker (HAHN-uh-kuhr).
Honaker's the Roanoke man who served ten years in prison before DNA evidence cleared him of a rape charge.
The bill sponsored by Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum pays Honaker 275- thousand dollars in cash and annuities -- with an eventual value of 350- thousand dollars.
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LGH-Shooting


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


Detectives say a murder suicide inside Lewis Gale Hospital yesterday was caused by a man who could not bear to see his wife suffer anymore.
Salem police held a news conference late this afternoon explaining that Frank Neutze had no criminal intent when he shot his wife and then himself.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff attended the briefing.
Len, do Salem police believe this was a clear cut case?
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Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave
(Q&A:Len where there any signs noticed by family and friends in the past few

weeks that might have indicated something like this could happen?)

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--a court appearance for a state lawmaker accused of indecent exposure.
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And new life for an area college just weeks away from shutting down.
We'll tell you about the plan to keep Southern Virginia College open.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Education


Southern Virginia College will NOT close its doors at the end of the school year.
Today, the board of trustees approved a plan that'll bring in new leadership and financial backing.
Joe Dashiell reports from Buena Vista.
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((With graduation a few weeks away, students, faculty and staff were writing the final chapter of the school's 130- year history.
But during the last month, a group came forward and a deal came together.
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((COL. JOHN RIPLEY/SOUTHERN VA. COLLEGE PRESIDENT: THE COLLEGE WILL REMAIN OPEN AND WE HAVE INDEED ARRIVED AT A POINT WHERE WE WILL CONTINUE OPERATIONS AS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA COLLEGE. IT IS A WONDERFUL FEELING AND WE FEEL TREMENDOUS ABOUT IT.))
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The educators and businessmen who will lead the school are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
but they intend to establish a non sectarian, four- year, co-educational, liberal arts college.
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((GLADE KNIGHT/RICHMOND BUSINESSMAN: NOTHING THAT WE'RE DOING IS AFFILIATED WITH THE CHURCH. NOTHING THAT WE'RE DOING IS AFFILIATED WITH THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, OTHER THAN THE GREAT, GREAT DESIRE THAT WE HAVE SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS WHO CAN'T GET INTO A UNIVERSITY OF THEIR CHOICE. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM AN ALTERNATIVE PLACE CLOSER TO HOME. ))
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STAND-UP BRIDGE
Many members of the school's faculty have already found other jobs and moved on.
There are no guarantees of employment for those who remain, but the school's new leadership is encouraging current employees to apply for new positions.
School officials have their work cut out for them. The new board hopes to double enrollment by the time classes resume on the hill next fall.
Joe Dashiell News 7.))

Nelms-Hearing


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


An indecent exposure charge against a Tidewater area lawmaker never saw the light of day.
Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms pleaded immunity today in court because he's a state lawmaker.
But Richmond prosecutors say they'll try again for an indictment next month.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms escaped conviction -- this time.
A Richmond judge dismissed his indecent exposure charge after his attorney brought up the arcane immunity law that protects legislators and their aides from arrest during the annual General Assembly session.
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((DEL. ROBERT NELMS/R-SUFFOLK: I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO A STATEWIDE LYNCHING, AS YOU WELL KNOW. THE MEDIA HAS TALKED ABOUT ACCUSATIONS AND INNUENDO AS IF THEY WERE FACT, KNOWING THAT THEY WERE NOT FACT. I HAD TO PAY A LAWYER PLENTY OF MONEY I MIGHT SAY TO EARN THE RIGHTS THAT HAVE FREELY BEEN GIVEN TO OTHER LEGISLATORS AND AIDES.))
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By that, Nelms means Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's driver, who was pulled but NOT given a speeding ticket during the session.
Richmond officials say they'll try again with Nelms.
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((CLAIRE CARDWELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY PROSECUTOR: IT WAS PROBABLY PROPER TO DISMISS IT. ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH, WE REALLY DON'T THINK THE STATUTE WAS MEANT TO DO THIS, BUT THAT'S WHAT'S OCCURRED. THE KEY IS THAT IT'S IMMUNITY FROM ARREST AND NOT FROM PROSECUTION. AND SO WE CAN BRING THE CHARGE AGAIN. AND I INTEND TO DO THAT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TO PRESENT IT TO THE GRAND JURY.))
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When confronted by News 7 back in February, Nelms said the charge was a mistake.
He later told reporters he was urinating in public.
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((DEL. ROBERT NELMS/R-SUFFOLK: NOW WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT IF THE LAW IS THE LAW, OR IF POLITICS IS POLITICS. AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. Did you expose yourself in the park? JIM ROBERTS/NELMS ATTORNEY: HE HAS NO COMMENT TO MAKE.))
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The only other possible answer to that question may come from an undercover Richmond police officer -- who was in court this time, but NOT allowed to testify.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Philip-Morris


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Philip Morris


The federal criminal probe into Philip Morris has finally reached Richmond-- The home of the company's research center and a one point six million square-foot cigarette factory.
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FBI agents served three subpoenas last night to former Philip Morris researchers and their families.
The agents were acting on a tip from one researcher's ex-fiancee.
The New York Times reports the ex-fiancee gave agents over 10-thousand pages of documents from a 30-year span of Philip Morris history.
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TALENT=Jean
SS=Philip Morris


Among the finds, according to the paper: A note from 1965 that reads "determine minimum nicotine drop to keep normal smokers hooked."
Philip Morris notified employees last week to expect subpoenas and to cooperate with federal agents.

Stocks


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


Concern over rising inflation is said to have caused the sharp drop on Wall Street today. The Dow lost 74 and a half points. NASDAQ dropped four points.
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Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Like many other American cities, Lynchburg is seeing a dramatic rise in juvenile crime.
That's left its juvenile detention home bursting at the seams.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, relief is on the way.
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((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: YOU SEE AN INCREASE BOTH OF KIDS COMMITTING CRIMES AT A YOUNGER AGE, AND ALSO JUST MORE OF THEM COMMITTING CRIMES.))
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Once they're caught, young offenders from across central Virginia end up here, in Lynchburg's juvenile detention home.
For five years, the home's population has steadily increased to where it's at 136 percent of capacity today... a risky situation for both the kids and the staff.
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((DANNY MCCAIN/LYNCHBURG DETENTION HOME: WHEN IT'S OVERCROWDED, YOU HAVE TO PUT TWO TO A ROOM AND REALLY IT'S A SERIOUS MATTER FOR THE KIDS, SOME HAVEN'T BEEN USED TO LIVING WITH SOMEONE AND IN A CLOSE ENVIRONMENT LIKE THAT THEY CAN END UP FIGHTING OR WHATEVER AND THEN IT'S NOT SAFE FOR THE STAFF.))
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But ground will be broken this July for a five- million- dollar expansion of the home that will nearly triple the amount of bedspace and leave room for even more growth in the future.
It's space officials are certain they will need.
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((MCCAIN: I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE A STEADY INCREASE IN THE YOUNG PEOPLE GETTING IN TROUBLE AND THEN WITH THE NEW LAWS GOING INTO EFFECT JULY 1, WE NEED THESE KIND OF FACILITIES TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.))
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((Those new laws include a measure that will now allow juveniles as young as fourteen to be tried as adults for serious crimes.
Like the need for more detention space, lawmakers say the measures are just a sign of the times we live in. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Sports tease


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


A Colorado Rockies major league ball player arrived in town tonight and is expected to play for the Salem Avalanche this evening, the lakers Nick Van Exel is suspended and fined,
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and Roy Stanley was in Charlottesville today with UVA. His report on spring football in sports.
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S-Young


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Avalanche playing game one of a double header with Wilmington right now. Colorado Rockies second baseman Eric Young is expected to start game two for Salem.
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SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00


The 28 year old Young hit .317 in 120 games for the Rockies just last season. He broke his right hand in the off season and has been reassigned to the minors.
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((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
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The addition of Young marks the first rehabilitation assignment of a Colorado Rockies player to Salem in the two year history of the two clubs agreement.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo
To the majors. The Boston/Minnesota game was snowed out today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Mariners vs. Tigers; :00


No snow in the Motor City, but there was an avalanche of homers.
In the first, Seattle's Joey Cora introduces himself to the right field
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second deck with this solo blast. 1-zip Mariners.
To the 6th. Cecil Fielder crushes this two run homer to left. Detroit wins 7-3.
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S-Exel


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-4
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA has slapped Nick Van Exel with a suspension and a heavy fine.
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SUPER=03-Denver/TNT; :00


The league suspended him for 7 games and fined Van Exel 25 thousand dollars for shoving a referee after receiving a second technical in the Laker/Nuggets game last night in Denver.
Van Exel will miss the remainder of the regular season.
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S-Tyson


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson


Heavyweight boxing champion MIke Tyson has been named in a sexual battery complaint in Chicago.
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According to Chicago police the incident happened at the Clique Nightclub on South Michigan Avenue.
A 25 year old woman alleges that she was attacked by Tyson at the night spot.
No charges have been place against Tyson but the incident is being investigated.
Tyson spent three years in jail on a rape conviction and remains on probation.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The Virginia Cavaliers are nearing the end of spring football practice with the spring game this weekend.
SS=Ronde Barber


All A-C-C defensive back Ronde Barber will be sidelined for at least two months. He was operated on today to repair ligament damage in his right forearm.
Barber is the only defensive back returning from last season and this spring the secondary and offensive line have been major concerns.
Roy Stanley has more.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#Promo


It's been exactly one year since a rash of fires blackened thousands of acres of national forest in Southwestern Virginia.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll head back to Craig County and check in with the U-S Forest service.
We'll find out if the forest will ever be the same.
Plus we'll have an update on the search for the arsonists.
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ANCHOR=JEAN

on News 7 at 11. Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight