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The feds are asking questions about time cards and billing practices at a small research firm in Radford.
Coming up... NEWS 7 has the first details of the investigation into ARCOVA, a local defense contractor.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a physician accused of pulling a gun, pretending to be a policeman. Sports-Head
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In sports, Dan Marino spoke to the media today about his ankle injury, the latest on Tech running back Marcus Parker,
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And the Yankees clinch the American League East Divisional title.
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Clouds and drizzle in the forecast for the foreseeable future, and that means a wash out for tonight's lunar eclipse. Stay tuned for all the forecast details.

Radford-Raid


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-71
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Last Spring, the Radford Chamber of Commerce named Russell Churchill its "Businessman of the Year" for 1996.
Now it appears Churchill and his company, American Research Corporation of Virginia are the targets of a federal investigation into financial wrongdoing.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Federal investigators seen in and around ARCOVA today would not comment about what they were doing.
But some former employees tell News-7 the feds have been asking questions about altered time sheets.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, they said investigators also wanted to know about what the ex-employees call a common practice at ARCOVA of taking money from one project to pay for another, and to pay company overhead.
Owner Russell Churchill was not available for comment, and his wife Ann Churchill refused to answer any questions.
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ARCOVA is a designated Small Business Innovative Research company.
Congress enacted the SBIR program in 1982 to help small companies bring new products to the market.
The ex-employees we spoke with say ARCOVA has secured more than 100 contracts to engineer products such as software and robotics, mostly with government agencies, using taxpayer dollars. Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

Stallins


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former amateur golf champ... and retired Salem school teacher... cried on the witness stand as she talked about her drug addiction.
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Penny Stallins is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.
During a motions hearing in Botetourt County Circuit Court, Stallins sobbed as she recounted her 10 year addiction to the drug.
Her attorneys tried to have some of the evidence against her thrown out... but those motions were denied by the court.
Stallins is a 3- time winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Golf Tournament, and a former phys- ed instructor at Salem High and Andrew Lewis Middle School.
She faces related drug charges in Salem, as well.
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Anderson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
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A physician in Craig County has been accused of impersonating a police officer and brandishing a firearm.
Doctor William C. Anderson was following three young men in a vehicle on Saturday, September 14th. When they stopped, Anderson allegedly pulled a gun on them. Three days later Paul Roy Law swore out a warrant against Anderson.
The 48 year old physician works at the Lewis Gale Family Practice clinic in New Castle, but he's on vacation this week and could not be reached for comment.
Doctor Anderson is due in General District Court next month.


Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


With juvenile crime on the rise, finding space to house young offenders is becoming increasingly difficult.
Lynchburg hopes that expanding its juvenile detention home will help lock them up and keep them out at the same time.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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Ground was broken Thursday for a new building the owners wish they didn't need.
With so many young people committing crimes, Lynchburg's overcrowded detention home has been forced to expand.. from twenty beds to sixty by 1998.
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((TOM CURRIER/DETENTION HOME SUPERINTENDENT: AS PAT SAID, IT'S NO CELEBRATION, BUT I DO THINK IT IS A NECESSARY STEP IN ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DELIVERY OF NEEDED SERVICES TO JUVENILES. ))
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And with juveniles committing more violent crimes, keeping offenders off the streets is more important than ever.
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((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE REAL KEY IS PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THERE ARE SOME JUVENILES THAT SIMPLY NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE NORMAL COURSE OF THINGS UNTIL HOPEFULLY SOME INTERVENTION CAN OCCUR.))
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((Intervention will come in the form of outreach detention, electronic monitoring and intensive probation, programs the detention home will finally have room to provide. Without them, authorities say construction crews might as well put a revolving door on the new addition. ))
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((BOB WADE/COURT SERVICE UNIT DIRECTOR: OUR CHALLENGE WILL BE WHETHER THESE AND OTHER PROGRAMS WILL FORESTALL THE NEED TO BUILD ADDITIONAL BEDS IN THE FUTURE.))
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But for now, they're hoping an extra forty will be enough.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Muldoon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Patrick Muldoon


The U.S. Senate has failed to override President Clinton's veto on the ban of late- term abortions.
The House voted in FAVOR of the override last week.
Ninth District congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon says incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher should be ashamed for supporting late- term abortions.
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Muldoon held a puppy named Babe to illustrate for reporters what he called a "barbaric" practice.
He said what Boucher is condoning for babies would never be tolerated for dogs.
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((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: 85 PERCENT OF THESE CASES ARE PURELY ELECTIVE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE FETUS. IT'S A NORMAL CHILD JUST INCHES AND MINUTES AWAY FROM LIFE. ))
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Boucher says he voted against the ban because the bill, as it's written, does not allow doctors to perform the procedure even to save the mother's life.
Boucher says his vote would be different if that exception were included.
Muldoon says he would ALSO support late- term abortion ONLY when the mother's life is at stake.

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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- More good news for one of the Roanoke Valley's fastest growing companies.
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and a Salem woman offers a "Helping Hand" to families struggling with child custody issues. Her idea is to offer a neutral meeting place here parents and kids can be together.
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Altavista-Mail


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NEWSCAST=6pm
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An ongoing investigation has turned up missing and delayed pieces of mail at the Altavista Post Office.
Officer- in- Charge Sandra Pugh says customer inquiries alerted authorities to the problem and an audit was conducted.
The audit turned up the missing and undelivered mail, which will now be sent on to the affected residents.
Some of the letters may be retained for use as evidence, and those customers will be informed if their mail is involved.
Postal authorities have not yet said why or how the mail was delayed.
Their investigation continues.

Virginia-Power


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia Power is bouncing back from Hurricane Fran and its largest outage in history.
The utility today unveiled 100 million dollars worth of technological upgrades -- without any rate increase planned.
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Among the upgrades, 22- hundred more customer service phone lines in operation during major storms.
Repair workers in the field will start using computers in their trucks.
Computers will analyze where outages are and suggest solutions.
And workers will be able to read meters from moving cars, with handheld devices.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
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After weeks of ads and counter-ads over John Warner's voting record, Mark Warner wants to take his evidence directly to the people.
The candidate who visited all 135 jurisdictions in Virginia is now mailing bound copies of selected John Warner votes to all 328 public libraries in the state.
The head of the Virginia Public Library Directors Association says it's up to local librarians to decide if they'll display political material.
A spokesman for Senator John Warner says it's, quoting now "obviously another desperate attempt" by Mark Warner.

NS-Suit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


A North Carolina company that has leased its rail lines to Norfolk Southern for more than a century is suing the railroad.
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N-S and the North Carolina Railroad just re-negotiated a lease agreement.
In July, a federal court stopped it from going into effect, on a technicality.
Since then the North Carolina Railroad says N-S has refused to pay its 600- thousand- dollar monthly rent.
It accuses N-S- -its only customer- -of being unreasonable and unfair.
N-S says the suit comes as a surprise and that it will respond at the appropriate time.
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Motor-Voter


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A national group for disabled students is suing Virginia, charging the state is willfully shirking its responsibilities under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
The students' group filed a lawsuit today in federal court.
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The group also wants the court to extend Virginia's October 7th voter registration deadline.
Under the so-called Motor Voter law, state-funded offices which serve disabled people must ask a person if he or she would like to register to vote, have voter registration applications on hand and help people complete the necessary paperwork.
The lawsuit maintains that isn't happening in many Virginia state offices.


Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


One of the fastest growing companies in our area has won two new contracts.
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Optical Cable has secured an order from a German company to supply 140- thousand- feet of its fiber optic cable.
The company's trademarked "Core Locked" cable was chosen for its ruggedness and durability.
Those same qualities also played a factor in another deal.
Optical Cable is also a supplier for a communications upgrade at an undisclosed military base in Virginia.
Due to increased orders like these, the Roanoke County company is doubling the size of its plant.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
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On Wall Street the stock market had been higher and in record territory for much of the day, before some late-session selling. The Dow finished DOWN eight and a half points.
NASDAQ up three points.
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Mortgage


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Housing


If home is where the heart is... it's beating proudly tonight on Route 220 in Botetourt County.
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Edna Nicely didn't think she'd ever be able to buy her own house.
But with the help of the Greater Roanoke Valley Homebuyers Club, her dream became a reality this afternoon.
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((EDNA NICELY/NEW HOME OWNER: THERE'S TOO MANY OBSTACLES AND YOU GET DISCOURAGED IF YOU DON'T HAVE PEOPLE TO HELP YOU. IT'S LIKE A SUPPORT GROUP. SO I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYBODY... THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS. ))
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The Homebuyers Club is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation.
Organizers work with members for an extended period of time... hoping to pre- qualify them for a mortgage loan.
The group hopes to assist 200 potential home buyers in the next year.
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Helping-Hand


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=None


A new business in Salem hopes to provide a buffer zone for families separated by divorce.
Called "A Helping Hand," the firm is offering a neutral location for non- custodial parents to visit with their children.
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Scottie Laughon (LAWN) says she saw a need for the service while she was employed as a deputy clerk in the juvenile court.
She is trying to provide a comfortable alternative to a shopping mall, restaurant or park.
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"A Helping Hand" will also provide a location for visitation exchange and transfers of personal property.
The services will be available at night and on weekends and holidays.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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And coming up, Tech and Syracuse are headed for a Big East showdown this weekend at the Carrier Dome.
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And Dan Marino is not giving up on returning to the Miami Dolphins this year.
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S-Marino


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-20
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Dan Marino's season with the Miami Dolphins is somewhat up in the air right now. Marino had surgery to repair a slight fracture to his right ankle yesterday.
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And Doctors say he may be out for six weeks. This afternoon Marino talked about the injury and his possible comeback this season.
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The Dolphins are off this weekend and when they return to the field Bernie Kosar and Craig Erickson will share the quarterback duties.

S-Parker


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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The Hokies will once again play without tailback Marcus Parker. Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer announced this afternoon that Parker's suspension is still in affect for this weekend's game against Syracuse.
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This will be the 4th straight game Parker has missed. Sources say it is only a matter of time before Parker is redshirted. A Virginia Tech official said today that a red shirt announcement "may be forth coming". Parker is serving an indefinite suspension for violating team policy.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have a game in Syracuse this weekend that will play a big factor in who takes control of the Big East Conference.
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((At 3 and 0 and 2 and 0 in the Conference the Hokies are at the top of the league standings.
The Hokies offense was impressive in last weeks win over Rutgers rolling up 516 total yards of offense.
Tech's game has improved each week heading into the Big East showdown against Syracuse.)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((The Hokies will take a 13 game winning streak, the longest in the country, to the Carrier Dome this Saturday. But Tech is the underdog in the game.
Syracuse was picked to win the conference and a win against the Hokies would help that cause.)) ((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK: )) ((BILLY CONATY/VA. TECH CENTER: ))
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S-Syracuse


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=Big East


Syracuse was picked to win the Big East championship.
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But the Orangemen have struggled. They're 0 and 2 heading into the Tech game.
This weekend's showdown with the Hokies will be the first conference game and its a big one.
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The Big East Showdown can be seen here on Your Hometown station beginning at 3:30.

S-Yankees


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Yankees Logo


The New York Yankees won their first division title since 1981 yesterday by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 19 to 2 in the first game of a doubleheader.
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The Yankees become the fourth major league team to enter next week's playoffs.
And Manager Joe Torre, who won a division title in his first year as manager of the Atlanta Braves, has done it again with the Yankees.
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The Yankees open the playoffs next Tuesday night.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
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In the majors this afternoon, Hal Morris ran his hitting streak to 26 and Willie Green hit his fifth homer in three days as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 12 to 4. Wx-Tape
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Promo


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Hooters of America is coming to Roanoke, but not everyone is excited about it.
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Now Jean Jadhon tells us a co-owner of the restaurant is defending his business.
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Keith, last week News 7 learned that Hooters was opening in November in the Star City.
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Today Phil Cornett talked to us about the restaurant known for its waitresses in tight T-shirts and short shorts.
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We'll have more from him plus a complete wrap up of today's news, sports and weather Take Fullscreen Board tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at the earlier time of 10pm on WEFC Television--you can check your cable listings for the channel in your area-- and of course join us for News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ. Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom