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After 81 days the Freemen standoff is coming to a peaceful end.
Greyhound buses don't ususally cause controversy but they are in
Lexington where some people want to keep them out.
Plus an amazing discovery- George Washington's original notes for his
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After 81 days the Freemen standoff is over.
It ended not with a bang- but with a peaceful procession of Freemen
walking out of the compound and into FBI vans.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest from Jordan Montana.
SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director;
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News"
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It's not just black churches going up in flames- but white churches too.
Documents obtained by the Associated Press show the government is also
investigating nearly two dozen fires at predominatly white churches.
The latest fire- in Enid Oklahoma.
The church is predominately black- but the minister says his congregation
((FRAN ROBSON/TEACHER: WE LOVE THESE PEOPLE. I MEAN THE CHURCH COMMUNITY HERE
IN ENID IS TIGHT AND THEY'LL BE HELPED TO REBUILD.))
((WILLIAM ANDERSON/ASSOCIATE MINISTER: THE DOORS ARE JUST OPEN ALWAYS, CAUSE
THE CHURCH BELONGS TO GOD. IT DOES NOT BELONG TO MAN.))
SUPER=01-Fran Robson/Teacher; 00
SUPER=01-William Anderson/Associate Minister;
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President Clinton is planning a meeting of governors to talk about the
A landlord has agreed to pay more than a quarter million dollars to a
Roanoke woman whose mother and four children were killed in a house fire.
Patricia Leftwich sued W-T-S Incorporated, for more than one million
Now W-T-S and Jack Richards have agreed to pay her 270-thousand dollars to
settle the case.
Leftwich may still file claims against the manufacturers of the space
heater and the extension cord that were determined to have caused the fire.
A high profile murder case in Henry County has taken on a new twist.
Authorities this morning arrested a second man for his alleged involvement
in the shooting death of a 15-year old girl.
32-year old Mark Anthony (Lie-toe) Lieteau was arrested at work and charged
with first degree murder, two counts of robbery and one count of attempted
The murder charge is connected to the death of 15-year old Lavina
The young woman was shot last fall eight times in the head.
Authorities say Lieteau (Lie-toe) did NOT pull the trigger but should be
held accountable because he was allegedly there at the time of the shooting.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE ARE VARIOUS ROLES. TO BE
CHARGED WITH THESE OFFENSES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAD TO FIRE THE WEAPON
YOURSELF OR HAVE THE WEAPON IN YOUR HAND THAT YOU SIMPLY WERE A BIG ENOUGH ROLE
PLAYER IN THAT YOU KNEW WHAT WAS OCCURRING AND THAT YOU WERE A PART OF IT AND
THAT YOU WERE THERE PRIOR TO IT HAPPENING. ))
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Last month, 16-year old Tommy Helms pled guilty in court to pulling the
Authorities are now questioning a third suspect-- who's a juvenile.
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Still to come on our newscast, are taxpayers footing a high bill for clean
In Roanoke, a water bottler is filing for bankruptcy protection,
and we'll tell you why some Lexington residents are upset about letting a
Greyhound roam their neighborhood.
Robin in Wx office
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It's been more than six years since Greyhound closed its bus station in
But starting next week customers will be able to buy tickets in the city
Jay Moore has the story.
SUPER=01-Charlene Thompson/Classic Creations; :11
SUPER=01-Lynn Tyree/Style House; :36 Quick!!!
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((Greyhound buses won't be pulling into this parking lot on the outskirts of
Lexington much longer.
Starting Tuesday the bus stop is moving downtown.
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((CHARLENE THOMPSON/CLASSIC CREATION: WE STARTED DOING THIS LITTLE ADVENTURE
BACK IN NOVEMBER TRYING TO BECOME THE NEW TICKET AGENT FOR GREYHOUND AND IT'S
ALMOST BEEN EIGHT MONTHS AND IT FINALLY WENT THROUGH.))
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It took so long because City Council was concerned about traffic.
But after a public hearing last week council gave Thompson the green light
to go ahead.
The old bus stop was just a small shelter and tickets had to be bought from
offices out of the area.
But now tickets can be picked up from Thompson's business.
IN Q=I think it'll
((LYNN TYREE/STYLE HOUSE: I THINK IT'LL BENEFIT ALL THE BUSINESSES AROUND THIS
AREA. LET'S SAY THEY HAVE A TWO HOUR DELAY. THEY CAN GO SHOPPING. THEY'VE
GOTTA KILL TIME SO THEY MIGHT AS WELL KILL IT IN OUR BUSINESSES.))
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Buses will stop five times a day.
And that has some people wary of the whole idea.
IN Q=Some business owners
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: SOME BUSINESS OWNERS ARE CONCERNED THE NEW BUS STOP
WILL CAUSE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THAT'S WHY CITY COUNCIL IS
ONLY GIVING THIS A 30 DAY TRIAL RUN. THAT'S WHEN THEY'LL HAVE ANOTHER PUBLIC
HEARING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THIS WILL BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN THE CITY
OF LEXINGTON. JAY MOORE NEWS 7.))
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A Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Danville's
The Reverend Thomas Motley had accused Bill Fuller and his assistant, James
Martin, of illegally obtaining Motley's criminal record, which was then
published as part of an ad in a local newspaper.
Shortly before the ad appeared, Motley was acquitted of slapping a student
with a yardstick.
Fuller says the ad addressed what he said were errors in the paper's news
accounts of the case.
Judge Kenneth Covington dismissed the case saying Fuller and Martin obtained
the information legally-- through public records.
Motley says he will appeal the judge's decision and will move forward with
his federal lawsuit.
Quibell fans don't fear, it sounds like the Roanoke bottled water company
will stay in business after all.
But to do that, it filed for bankruptcy.
A company called Matrix Capital Markets says it will buy Quibell.
But part of the deal was that Quibell had to file for chapter 11 first.
SOT QUIBELL RAW 08:07:37
IN Q=Basically what's
((ANDY GOLDSTEIN/QUIBELL ATTORNEY: BASICALLY WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS MATRIX
IS GOING TO ALLOW THE QUIBELL CORPORATION TO CONTINUE AS A VIABLE COMPANY. SO
THE QUIBELL CORPORATION IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, WILL DEAL WITH ALL OF ITS DEBT.
SUPER=01-Andy Goldstein/Quibell Attorney;
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Quibell's attorney won't speculate on how much debt it'll be able to pay.
The company has been in our area for about 10 years.
Quibell's operations shut down in April after a dispute with its bottle
The plant is expected to reopen within a week to 10 days.
It's NOT how dirty the water is-- it's who pays to keep it clean.
A new report suggests Virginia taxpayers are picking up too much of the tab
for industrial pollution.
The Allen administration is critical -- but acknowledges the DC advocacy
group has raised some good questions.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=The Department
SUPER=01-Marie Kulick/Clean Water Action; :15
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Natural Resources Secretary; :44
SUPER=01-John Friedrich/Clean Water Action; 1:08
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(( The Department of Environmental Quality has been criticized and is now
working hard with pork- producer Smithfield Foods to make it pay for the costs
of polluting the Pagan River.
A new report from Washington- based Clean Water Action has the DEQ up in
((MARIE KULICK: THOSE POLLUTERS THAT POLLUTE THE MOST ... CLEAN INDUSTRIES.))
The group says Virginia's most toxic industries pay one tenth of the cost of
water permit related functions.
That includes monitoring and cleanup of rivers.
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((ONE PRESSING PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION RAISED BY THE REPORT IS HOW CITIES LIKE
RICHMOND AND LYNCHBURG WILL PAY FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT NEEDS EXCEEDING 200-
MILLION DOLLARS WITHOUT MORE HELP FROM INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS.))
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE
THE AUTHORITY TO SET RATES FOR HOW THEY'RE GOING TO SET RATES...SO WHEN
BUSINESSES PAY TAXES, CITIZENS ARE PAYING TAXES.))
Clean Water Action rebuts that with Hopewell's polluting Allied Signal
((JOHN FRIEDRICH/CLEAN WATER ACTION: AN INDUSTRY LAST YEAR WHO HAD 875-
MILLION DOLLARS IN PROFITS, WHOSE CEO IS PAID 1-POINT-2 MILLION DOLLARS.))
Clean Water Action and state officials agree -- it's up to local citizens to
watch their own rates and ask who's paying for whose pollution.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
A Lynchburg grand jury will hear the cases of five people charged with
stealing then re-selling city trash stickers.
Police say Social Services employee Christine Cyrus stole 16-thousand tags
from the city's welfare office and gave them to friends who were having money
Leroy and Starlet Shelton sold one box of 95-cent tags to the owner of the
White Rock food market for half their total value.
Larry Wayne Dunn in turn sold half his stock to David Lee Catlett, who owns
the Sunshine Market in Lynchburg.
Lawyers for both men claimed their clients didn't know they were buying
Cyrus is charged with grand larceny, the others with possession of stolen
The next grand jury meets July 1st.
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When we return, antique collectors score big when they take a page out of
George Washington's book,
and a hunter from Roanoke pleads guilty to fraud after his dreams of big
game go bad.
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A local church congregation says it'll decide for itself if it will boycott
the Walt Disney Corporation.
That after the Southern
Baptist Convention called for a ban on Disney toys, movies and other products.
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IN Q=As Southern Baptist
((MARK WASHINGTON/PASTOR HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH;
AS SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO SELF-GOVERN
OURSELVES BUT THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING AS A CHURCH THAT WE WOULD CONSIDER.))
SUPER=01-Mark Washington/Hollins Road Church Pastor;
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Convention delegates are protesting Disney's health insurance which covers
employees in same sex relationships.
They are also upset over the violence in Disney owned movies such as Pulp
But, the entertainment giant isn't backing down.
Yesterday it issued a statement saying it would not give in to the
The buck stops here for a champion deer hunter.
State officials say 36 year old Charles Nichols bought 11 point antlers and
thick fur from a Montana retailer and then placed them on a deer he killed in
He then entered the buck in a Roanoke county contest and took first prize.
Nichols pled guilty to a game fraud charge in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
His hunting privileges were revoked for five years.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors asked that Nichols receive 100
hours of community service but he COULD get up to ten years in jail.
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((JIM CRUMLEY/TREBARK OUTFITTERS: I THINK MR. NICHOLS IS FORTUNATE THAT HE
DIDN'T GO IN FRONT OF A JURY OF HIS HUNTING PEERS BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE FAIRED
MUCH WORSE PROBABLY THAN WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE
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Nichols faces similar charges in five other counties.
It appears the Danville Register and Bee newspaper will soon have a new
American National Bank and Trust Company this evening announced plans to
sell the paper to "Media General" for about 38- million dollars.
Media General holds interest in various newspapers as well as broadcast and
The company is situated mainly in the Southeast.
The deal is expected to be finalized this summer.
The Salem Avalanche dropped its 6th straight and 15th of its last 18th last
night with a 10 to 3 setback to the Warthogs from Winston-Salem.
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It was a beutiful night for baseball at the yard.
Salem spotted the Warthogs 3 runs before Will Scalzitti connects on this
roundtripper over the left field wall, scoring Nate Holdren. The Warhogs still
led 3-2 in the 4th.
Winston-Salem then went hog wild. Mike Vavrek tries to bare hand the
comebacker, a no-no for all you young players. Andre King scores to make it
In the 5th, Justin Towle drives this Vavrek pitch to right, scoring
Steve Eddie for a 5-2 lead. Winston-Salem cruises.
The ruling on Albert Belle's suspension won't be made until next week. In
the mean time, maybe albert could learn something from Cal Ripken. Last night
he tied yet another record as the Birds met the Royals.
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As you know, Cal has already surpassed Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive
games, last night he played in his 2 thousandth, 215 straight, thus tying
Japan's Sah-s-oh Kinh-oo-gah-sah record. The game was stopped as the iron one
Brady Anderson tied one of his personal records. Brady clocked his 21st homer
on the season which equals his best, but baltimore lost 10-2.
A good day for Braves manager Bobby Cox. Yestereday Atlanta extended his
contract by two years.
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Bobby's pact now runs through 1999 with an option for the year 2 thousand.
A feel good day all around as Brett Butler was on hand, looking good after
Chipper Jones notches this RBI SUPER=35-Los Angeles/==6/Atlanta/==3;
single up the middle but the Dodgers would ruin Cox's signing day.
L.A.'s Roger Cedeno cracked his first homerun of the year and Los Angeles
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
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From coast to coast, the west cellar dwelling Giants topped the NL central
leading Astros 12-8 yesterday. Mark Leiter connects on the one bagger that
plates Stan Javier for a 9-nothing San fran lead.
The Stros did make it exciting. Derrek May brings out the home plate
welcoming mat for Bill Spiers on this SUPER=35-San Francisco/=12/Houston/==8;
basehit...9-1 San Fran.
But a grand slam can put a dent into a lead. Sean Berry does the honors to
make it 9-7, but san Fran wins by4.
The 96th U.S. Open began on schedule thursday morning, thanks to some very
hard working grounds crew members.
SUPER=03-Bloomfield, MI/ESPN; :00
Several feet of rain accumulated on the course Wednesday, but the Oakland
Hills grounds crew worked overtime to get the par 70 course ready.
Here you see them rebuilding an entire bunker.
Frank Nobilo fired a first round of 69, 1 under, good enough for 5th on the
paul Azinger on 11. he sinks the birdie putt. Azinger finished in 5th as
well at 1 under.
Tiger Woods shot 33 on th front and then a 43 on the back 9 to finish 6
over at 76. Payne Stewart and Woody Austin lead with a 3 under 67's.
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((PAYNE STEWART/CO-LEADER WITH 1ST ROUND 67:))
SUPER=01-Payne Stewart/Co-Leader with 1st Round 67; :00
Chyron in motion
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More sports a headed your way tonight of the NBA variety as the Denver
Nuggets trade makmud Abdul Raul,
and Roy Stanley has the story of the Home Olympics from Covington. The games
when we return.
With the NBA finals in full swing, some teams made some off season moves
today with hopes of reaching that championship level.
The Denver Nuggets sent Mr. National Anthem, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, to the
Sacramento Kings. In return for their leading scorer, the Nuggets get Sarunas
Marciulionis and a 2nd round pick in the upcoming draft.
A four player swap between the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets also
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The Pacers sent Mark Jackson and Ricky Pierce to the Nuggets for Reggie
Williams and Jalen Rose.
Rose was a first round draft pick in 1994. He averaged nine points and
about five assists this past season.
The two teams also swap first round picks in the coming draft. Indiana gets
the number 10 spot and Denver the 23-rd.
Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics are having an impact close to home.
This Weekend, the Alleghany Highlands willserves as the site for the Home
Olympics, games where several states will compete.
Roy Stanley explains.
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SUPER=01-Billy Rice/Asst. Director for Programs; :17
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((The Boys home in Covington is the host of the 1996 home Olympics competition
The four day event brings boys and girls of residential care facilities
together on a national level.))
((BILLY RICE/ASST. DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS: ))
((The H'Olympics began in 1990 with a basketball tournament held at the Arizona
The Event has grown dramatically. For example, agencies from 10 different
states and more than 300 participants are taking part in the games this year.
The actiivities include basketball softball and several other team sports.
The athletes are awarded medals but winning is only a small part of what the
games are all about.))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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How much is a rare piece of American memorabilia worth?
To give you an idea, one page of George Washington's ORIGINAL inaugural
address went for 306-thousand dollars.
The document dated from 1789 was discovered in an old autograph album.
IN Q=I opened it up
((I OPENED IT UP AND LOW AND BEHOLD THERE WAS THIS PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON AND
SUPER=00-Simon Roberts/Auction House Valuer;
OUT Q=and this manuscript.
In the address, Washington shared his dream that America would be a great
power that would never again submit to foreign rule.
only a brief statment at his inauguration.
By the way the address was 62 pages long- In the end Washington read