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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, we'll hear from the Marine recruiter who rescued a couple of people from a burning wreck on the Interstate.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And an uneasy home-coming for the man who killed a pair of hikers on the Appalachian Trail 15 years ago. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason visits with 49ers star Tyronne Drakeford,
Dan Marino may be out as much as 6 weeks after ankle surgery today.
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and Steve Young will also miss this weekend's game with the Falcons after reaggravated a groin injury.
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Clouds roll back into the region tomorrow but the rains will hold off until the weekend. And in WeatherSchool tonight, think HOT.

581-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=Frankie Lee Hall


While others stood by and watched, Frankie Lee Hall put his own life in jeopardy to save another.
The marine recruiter helped two people to safety yesterday,
SS=Accident

after their car collided with a truck on Interstate 581 and caught fire.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has Hall's story.
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((On a fall morning, Marine Staff Sergeant Frankie Lee Hall is in his element... meeting students in the halls of Shawsville High School.
Less than 24 hours earlier his routine was interrupted when Hall encountered an accident on Interstate 581.
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Hall helped a young woman from the car, then went back for another person who was still inside the burning vehicle.
The young man complained of injuries, but as the flames grew, Hall says he knew they had to move quickly.
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Hall says he is sorry he was unable to rescue a small dog that was also riding in the car, but the two occupants police identify as Nicole Hicks and Kevin Billinger survived.
A day after the accident, Hall is still shaken, but said he is simply thankful he was able to help.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Zelenak


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Tina Zelenak


Criminal defense lawyers are hailing this week's ruling in the case of Tina Zelenak.
While Zelenak is still serving a life sentence for her role in the robbery and murder spree in Blacksburg four years ago, the Court of Appeals has overturned her attempted robbery conviction.
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Zelenak claimed she was under "duress," that she was so intimidated by her boyfriend, she actually feared for her life if she didn't do what he told her.
A social worker was ready to testify as an expert witness to bolster Zelenak's claim that she idolized and feared Paul Morehead. But the judge wouldn't allow it.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Tina Zelenak


The Court said Judge Kenneth Devore was wrong, reversed the jury verdict and sent the case back to Montgomery County.
Zelenak's trial lawyer says the ruling on expert testimony adds a new dimension to the use of psychological evidence in criminal cases.

Smith


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=None


It's been 15 years since two hikers from Maine were murdered on the Appalachian Trail in Giles County.
On Friday, their killer is due to be released from prison and return to his home in Pearisburg.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( This is Ingram Village in Pearisburg, the neighborhood where Randall Lee Smith grew up, and where he'll return this Friday to live with his mother after serving about half of a 30 year- sentence for murder.
Some neighbors are worried.
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((BOBBY REYNOLDS/NEIGHBOR: THEY JUST WONDER HOW IT'S GONNA BE. QUESTION: THEY'RE WORRIED? ANSWER: YEAH, OF COURSE, LIKE I SAY THAT STANDS TO REASON. ))
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But Joe and Dessie Whittaker watched Smith grow up. They describe him as friendly, helpful, and quiet. They don't believe he could have committed the crimes without provocation.
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((DESSIE WHITTAKER/NEIGHBOR: YEAH, HE WAS JUST AS GOOD AS HE COULD BE. I'VE KNOWN HIM EVER SINCE HE WAS BORN AND I HAVEN'T HAD NO TROUBLE WITH HIM WHATSOEVER.))
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But in May in 1981, Susan Ramsay was slashed to death after a fierce struggle.
Her companion, Bob Mountford was shot dead in his sleeping bag.
A week later Smith's abandoned truck was found in Myrtle Beach. Inside authorities found a suicide note linking him to the crimes, then nabbed Smith hiding in woods.
His fingerprints matched the bloody ones on evidence that had been buried near the murder scene.
Investigators who worked the case say they were disappointed with the plea bargain then, and remain so now as Smith's homecoming nears.
But his release is not without conditions.
Smith will remain on supervised parole for ten years. For an undetermined amount of that time he'll have to wear a home electronic monitoring device.
Some neighbors say how he gets along in Ingram Village will be up to him.
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((SABRINA PAYNE/NEIGHBOR: EVERYBODY DESERVES A CHANCE. HE'S DID HIS TIME. ))
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Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

ATM-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Roanoke man was shot in a robbery at an A-T-M bank machine when he decided to take on his assailant.
Robert Leonard Brown told police he went to use the machine at the Crestar branch on Williamson Road about two o'clock this morning when he realized he forgot his wallet. He was walking back to his car when a masked gunman demanded his money.
Brown says he handed over 20 dollars but the robber demanded more.
Brown says he then grabbed the gun and wrestled with the robber, who regained control of the weapon and fired two shots. One shot hit Brown in the side.
He was treated at Roanoke Community Hospital.
Police are searching for the robber.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- it's ALREADY job reviewtime for the new president of Radford University.
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and we'll find out how Virginia's newest lottery game is faring. State officials are hoping for BIG things from the Big Game.
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Colonial-Pipeline


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=None


The nation's largest petroleum pipeline is apparently beginning to show its age.
Officials say the Colonial pipeline has weak, corroded or cracked segments which could pose a threat to life, property and the environment.
The 13- hundred mile line links Texas to New Jersey-- it enters Virginia, near Danville.
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The owner was ordered to check for problems after a rupture in June near Greenville, South Carolina.
One million gallons of diesel fuel leaked into the Reedy River.
Colonial officials believe the line is safe.
A spokesman says they've already inspected the line in Virginia, but still need to check pressure sensors along the entire route.
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Evington-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe



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VO NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Fire destroyed an auto parts storage barn near Evington this morning.
More than three dozen firefighters from three central Virginia companies fought the blaze at New London Auto Parts on Route 6-23.
But the 40 year old wooden structure burned too quickly, and crews were left with the task of saving nearby buildings.
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((ALAN MADDOX/EVINGTON FIRE CHIEF: BEFORE WE GOT THE FIRST TRUCK HERE, THE WOOD AND STUFF IN IT WAS SO OLD IT JUST BECAME FULLY INVOLVED, AND OUR MAIN CONCERN WAS TO PROTECT THE EXPOSURES, WHICH WE SAVED AN OFFICE TRAILER AND A FEW OTHER BARNS.)) ((GORDON HICKS/OWNER: EVERYTHING HURTS WHEN YOU LOSE, BUT I DON'T THINK IT WILL HURT IT THAT BAD. I'M AN OPTIMIST, NOT A PESSIMIST.))
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Hicks estimates his loss at more than 30 thousand dollars.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.
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Sassy's


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=None


Opponents of a proposed nightspot in Lynchburg may have won their fight to keep the business out of downtown.
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VO-NAT
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The owner of Sassy's Restaurant and Lounge has withdrawn her application to serve alcoholic drinks at the Fifth Street Location.
Neighbors had opposed the project, fearing the nightclub would create noise and crime problems for the area.
Two of Lynchburg's three murders this year have occurred at another nightclub, the Glass House, which has since closed down.
Sassy's closed ITS doors in August after A-B-C agents charged the owner, Willie Mae Dates, with serving alcohol without a license.
Dates and her partner claim they were forced out of business because neighbors refused to believe a black- owned nightclub could operate problem- free.
She is considering selling the business to a North Carolina bidder.
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Noble-Met


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


A Salem company founded about eight years ago is growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Noble Met makes small, in some cases microscopic metal parts for medical catheters.
The tube- like components are used in catheters that perform complex surgical procedures, like angioplasty.
Increased orders from a client list including heavyweights like Johnson- and- Johnson have its business in a big upswing.
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((JOHN FREELAND/NOBLE MET PRESIDENT: WE'LL BE EXPANDING THE FACILITY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A 25 THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY WE'RE PUTTING IN PLACE SPACE TO GO TO 50 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET IN THE MANUFACTURING AREA.))
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Right now Noble Met has 50 employees.
That's double what it had when it moved to its new plant two years ago.
By the end of next year it expects it will hire about three dozen more people.
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Masonite


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


November will begin on a bright note for one Danville business.
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That's when the Masonite Corporation is planning to begin operating with a fourth shift to keep up with demand.
Masonite is a hardboard manufacturer.
The company has already begun interviewing applicants.
The move is expected to create 60- new jobs by January.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market made some modest gains today,
The Dow was up three points to close at 58 hundred 77.
NASDAQ up nine points.
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Covington


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Douglas Covington


A little more than a year after he joined the school, Radford University's governing board is asking for a performance evaluation of president Douglas Covington.
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SUPER=@File


The decision reportedly has some students and faculty members worried about whether there's a move afoot to get rid of Covington, the school's first African American president. Covington came to Radford in June 1995.
University officials say the intent of the evaluation is to measure how effective Covington's leadership has been.
But board member Nancy Wilson said discussion of firing Covington surfaced within the board this summer.
Covington said he has agreed to the evaluation.
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Big-Game


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


The Big Game is NOT off to a big start.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lottery officials are depending on it to make 37- million dollars in profit for Virginia's budget this year.
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WE HAD HOPED THAT SALES WOULD BE GREATER AT THIS POINT IN TIME WITH THE BIG GAME. BUT THEY'RE NOT DOING BADLY. WE HAD JUST I GUESS EXPECTED THAT VIRGINIANS WERE GOING TO TURN OUT IN GREATER NUMBERS THESE FIRST THREE WEEKS THAN THEY HAVE. BUT WE'RE PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A 15- MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND THAT CERTAINLY IS GOING TO HELP.))
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Kyle expects the first Big Game jackpot that hits the 30- million dollar range will catch Virginians' attention.
NO Lotto jackpot's ever hit that mark.
Another reason for slow sales -- the first Big Game drawing came the night Hurricane Fran caused record power outages across the state.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up tonight in sports, Dan Marino gets come company on the sideline as two more NFL quarterbacks are sidelined with injuries.
We'll check out Jackie Joyner-Kersee on the hardwood in Richmond,
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and Steve Mason gets us reacquainted with former tech star Tyronne Drakeford, who'se now in his third year with the 49ers.
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S-Marino


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=DOLPHINS


The Miami Dolphins got bad news yesterday, and worse news this afternoon.
Quarterback Dan Marino's had surgery to repair the slight fracture to his right ankle today.
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And doctors say he may be out 6 weeks They also say the Achilles injury he had two years ago may have contributed to the break.
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S-Kramer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Bears Logo


Chicago Bears' quarterback Erik Kramer will also miss Sunday's game with the Raiders due to a neck injury. Kramer has an acute injury to a cervical disc.
Backup Dave Krieg is expected to start in his place.
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And 49ers quarterback Steve Young will miss this weekend's game with the Falcons.
Young is suffering from a groin injury he first hurt on September 8th and then re-aggravated last week against the Panthers.
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S-Drakeford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


Making the move up from college to pro football isn't just about big money and big hits.
SS=Tyronne Drakeford


Former Hokie and now San Francisco 49er Tyronne Drakeford has experienced the gold Rush from drawing an NFL paycheck, but he's also had to dig himself out of some on the field holes.
Steve Mason has more on the 1994 Virginia Tech grad.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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And don't forget you can watch Drakeford's Hokies in action this Saturday at 3:30 right here on Your Hometown Station as they kick things off against Syracuse.
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And before that game Saturday you can tune at Noon and watch the Wake Forest Demon Deacons battle Clemson in Death Valley.
Both games right here on WDBJ this Saturday.
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S-Women


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=BULLS LOGO


The defending world champion Chicago Bulls signed 20 year veteran Robert Parish to a two year deal today.
Parish is 43 years old.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00


Jackie Joyner-Kersee isn't nearly that old but she says she felt it today as she began workouts with the Richmond Rage in the new all-women American Basketball League.
The former UCLA players struggled a bit but she says she will stick it out.
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((JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE/RICHMOND RAGE GUARD:))
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S-Hometown


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=hometown hoops FULL!!


And don't forget this is Wednesday and that's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Steve Mason has the best in girl's high school hoops at 5 & 11. If you missed him at five, join him at later tonight on News 7 at 11.
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Head-Start


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None

Virginia is allocating one million dollars to expand its Head Start program. Social Services Commissioner Clarence Carter says the funding will allow Head Start to serve 751 more low-income, at-risk children.
Virginia's Head Start program already serves about 11-thousand-500 children across the state.

Heartpower


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=American Heart Association


The American Heart Association is sending out some "powerful" information to local schools.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


The Heart Power program was introduced this afternoon.
It targets elementary and middle school students... offering a wide variety of games and activities to promote healthy lifestyles.
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((VICTORIA LONGLEY/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY: IT'S A VIBRANT PROGRAM, ABSOLUTELY VIBRANT AND COLORFUL. NICKELODIAN- STYLE TO GRAB THE KIDS ATTENTION. HOPEFULLY IF IT GRABS THEM, THEY'LL WANT TO LOOK A LITTLE FURTHER AT IT. AND THE TEACHERS WILL USE IT BECAUSE IT'S SO BOLD AND COLORFUL.))
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In a few weeks, Heart Power will be available to EVERY elementary school in the Roanoke Valley.
Funding for the program was helped by a 74- thousand dollar grant from Columbia Healthcare.
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Bye


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The U-S House today passed a bill to crack down on illegal immigration.
Tonight at 11, we'll find out how tougher regulations could affect local immigrants.
And we want to invite you to watch the region's only Prime Time newscast tonight. Take Fullscreen Board
That's News 7 Prime Time, at 10 p-m on WEFC Television. You can check your local cable listings for the channel in your area.
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And of course we'll also have the day's news, weather and sports tonight at 11 here on WDBJ.