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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
ROANOKE CITY SAYS MORE THAN 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAX MONEY HAS BEEN INVESTED IN THE OLD DUMAS (DOO-MAS) HOTEL, SO WHY IS ONE GROUP WANTING TO BUY IT BACK FOR A FRACTION OF THAT?
A STANDOFF ENDS IN SUICIDE IN GILES COUNTY AFTER A MAN HELD POLICE AT BAY FOR SIX HOURS...))
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top-story


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday, October 21st, tonight's TOP STORY--
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Christopher Shawn Wheeler is treated like an adult for the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy more than two years ago.
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p-Wheeler


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=news7 primetime


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Tracy Altizer sitting in for Connie Stevens.
SS=wheeler


The 17 year-old who killed a Wythe County sheriff's deputy in December of 1994 is going to PRISON for 43 years.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville/File Tape;


That's the maximum sentence the judge could impose on Christopher Shawn Wheeler, who pled guilty in August to second degree murder and a related firearms charge.
Wheeler shot and killed deputy Clifford Dicker when Dicker tried to serve him with arrest papers.
The defense was hoping Wheeler could serve a lesser sentence in a juvenile detention center, saying he was a victim of a traumatic childhood and poor upbringing.
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((KARLA TURMAN/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: THE FIRST SHOT THAT HE TOOK, MAYBE HE THOUGHT THAT MY DAD WAS GONNA SHOOT HIM. MAYBE I COULD EXCUSE THAT. BUT THE SECOND SHOT HE DID INTENTIONALLY BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT MY DAD TO COME AFTER HIM AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO TO JAIL FOR IT. SO MAYBE I COULD EXCUSE THE FIRST ONE BUT NOT THE SECOND ONE. )) ((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: LOTS OF KIDS GO THROUGH A LOT WORSE THINGS THAN HE'S EVER BEEN THROUGH AND OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T GO AROUND KILLING POLICE OFFICERS OR OTHER PEOPLE. SO I JUST FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY IF THIS GUY IS OUT WALKING AROUND SOMETIME. ))
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Wheeler was first charged with CAPITAL murder, which can carry the death penalty.
But the judge reduced the charge because of some legal technicalities.
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P-gILES-STANDOFF


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=SPR
TAPE#596-24
SS=standoff


A tragic ending today to a standoff in the Ripplemead section of Giles County...
43-year old Barry Peters barricaded himself inside his home.
When authorities finally went to get him out six hours later, they found he had committed suicide.
Scott Prince has the story.
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P-CA-Fires


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-a
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tustin, CA;


Residents in several Southern California towns have been urged to pack up and leave because of a fast-moving wildfire.
Several houses have already been destroyed from the "wind driven" blaze in the Lemon Heights area of North Orange County.
The Santa Ana Winds are to blame- blowing embers from roof to roof.
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((SHERMAN FAIRBAIRN: WE SAW THE WIND BLOWING AND I SAW THE SMOKE WHEN I WAS AT WORK AND I DIDN'T LIKE THE DIRECTION THE SMOKE WAS COMING FROM SO I JUST CONTINUED ON UP, CAME OVER HERE AND FOUND OUT IT WAS MY STREET ON FIRE.))
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The fire started in the brush in an exclusive area- which is about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
So far eleven homes are destroyed- and homes downwind are in danger of catching fire.
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P-Simpson


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=simpson


Attorneys in the O.J. Simpson civil trial wrapped up the selection of alternate jurors.
The two sides weeded through candidates, the defense quickly booted prospective jurors with ties to police.
Alternates are a must
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since it's likely the wrongful death trial will be long and may lose jurors along the way.
49 year old Simpson was sued by families of his ex wife and Ron Goldman.
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ANCHOR=Tracy
SS=simpson


Opening statements are scheduled to begin Wednesday.

P-Lilly


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596=29
GRAPHIC=lilly


Ben Lilly's murder trial began in Montgomery County today after taking a week for jury selection.
He's accused of being the triggerman in the murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillippis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Today during opening statements defense attorney Max Jenkins called for a mistrial after a picture of Defillippis was displayed.
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((SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: AND DURING THIS TRIAL, I AM GOING TO HAVE HIM BESIDE ME AT THE TABLE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY HE CAN BE HERE.))
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ANCHOR=Tracy
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Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs allowed the picture to remain for opening statements, but it was removed during testimony.
The trial is expected to last most of this week.

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ANCHOR=tracy
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Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians break off, but the U-S says
there's no need to get excited---
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VO-NAT


And a Roanoke group trying to save part of its Henry Street heritage pickets city hall...in hopes of getting back a part of the past.
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P-Israel


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Palestinians have walked out on peace talks, claiming the Israelis are reneging on existing agreements.
But a U-S source says both sides have agreed to return to the table.
The American official says the negotiations have produced good results so far, including an agreement on authority for building permits.
Israel says there are only small details left to resolve regarding its pullout from the West Bank town of Hebron.
U-S mediator Dennis Ross is returning to Washington until the talks resume.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher says that should be within a week.

P-John-Warner


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-38
GRAPHIC=john warner


On the campaign trail-- Senator John Warner made another swing through the Roanoke Valley today.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


He got a standing ovation from the Virginia Municipal League, meeting at the Hotel Roanoke.
He said the nation's welfare system is better off in the hands of local and state government.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA; BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, IN TRYING TO DETERMINE WHO IS ELIGIBLE, WHO NEEDS TRAINING, AND WHO SHOULD BE CUT OFF. THOSE DECISIONS CAN BE MADE FAR BETTER BY YOU, THAN BY SOME FACELESS, NAMELESS BUREAUCRAT IN WASHINGTON D.C.))
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VO-NAT


Earlier today, Warner picked up the endorsement of a group of Virginia agricultural leaders, as he did some handshaking at the Roanoke City Market.
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P-Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net-k 96-84
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Democrat Mark Warner surrounded himself with Richmond schoolchildren to announce the formation of Educators for Mark Warner.
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((I'M TRYING TO GET THE JOB TO BE A SENATOR. AND WHAT THE SENATORS DECIDE IS THEY HELP MAKE THE RULES. LIKE WHAT KIND OF SCHOOLS WE HAVE, AND WHERE WE BUILD THE ROADS. AND THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS, HELP, WORKING THE TEACHERS TO DECIDE IF WE CAN PUT COMPUTERS IN YOUR CLASSES.))
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Educators for Mark Warner claims about 400 supporters so far, including Virginia Education Association President Cheri (SHERRY) James and former Virginia first lady Jeannie Baliles.
Mark Warner says John Warner can't have it both ways: saying he supports education and then voting to cut the school lunch program, student loans, and money for safe and drug free schools.
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P-Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-30
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some members of Roanoke's black community say the city is stealing what few remains there are of their heritage on Henry Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


About a dozen picketers marched in front of the municipal building today.
They're upset because city council won't sell the old Dumas Hotel building back to it's original owners, for the original selling price... 24 thousand dollars.
The building's been renovated, and is now used by Total Action Against Poverty.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON, SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; THEY HAVE TAKEN GAINSBORO, THEY'VE TAKEN HENRY STREET, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE BUILDING UP THERE AND DOG GONE IT, WE OUGHT TO HAVE THAT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, SO WE'LL BE PICKETING, SOMEBODY'LL BE HERE EVERYDAY.))
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A Roanoke City spokesperson says nearly 800 thousand dollars in tax money was invested in the building, and city council said it wouldn't be fiscally responsible to sell it for 24 thousand dollars.
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There's more NEWS-7 Primetime heading your way
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David Wiley steps up to the podium for his first concert as conductor of the Roanoke Symphony-- we'll hear from him in a couple of minutes...stick around.
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P-Symphony


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#546-40
GRAPHIC=wiley


If David Wiley had first night jitters-- he certainly didn't show it.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new Roanoke Symphony Orchestra conductor made his debut tonight to a sold- out audience.
The concert featured some of Wiley's personal favorites-- including works by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms.
And even though his opening night has been hyped up in the Valley, he says he doesn't feel pressured.
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Wiley hopes the symphony's light- hearted ad campaign will bring in a more diverse audience.
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((DAVID WILEY ))
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Wiley hasn't indicated how long he'll stay in Roanoke-- but he says he wants to make beautiful music here for several years to come.
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p-Secondhand Smoke


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-41 from 596-29
GRAPHIC=second hand smoke


Tonight on Health Check-- another study showing the effects of second-hand smoke--
Children of smokers need extra oxygen after surgery, much more often than other youngsters do.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Researchers checked oxygen levels of 72 children after routine surgery and later asked their parents whether they smoked.
Of 17 youngsters who needed extra oxygen, 15 lived with secondhand smoke.
Doctors at the Maimonides (my-MAW'-nuh-deez) Medical Center in New York, didn't expect the difference to be so striking.
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ANCHOR=Tracy
SS=second hand smoke


They recommend doctors routinely ask parents whether they smoke and should ask them to refrain 12 hours before the operation.

p-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=breast cancer awareness


Information may be the latest weapon in the war against breast cancer.
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Among the nearly 50 million pages on the World Wide Web, some of the mostly widely read sites focus on breast cancer.
They offer answers to the most basic questions, updates on the latest in diagnosis and treatment and you can even ask a doctor a question.
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((DR. ANTHONY C. CAHAN/BREAST SURGEON: NOW MORE THAN EVER THERE ARE TERRIFIC RESOURCES FULL OF INFORMATION THAT IS ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE FOR A WOMAN WHO IS FACED WITH EITHER THE DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER OR FACING THE BIOPSY, AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO CAN GAIN ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. ))
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Chat- rooms offer on- line support groups for patients, and cd-roms can also provide survivor's personal stories, as well as treatment details.
But while internet sites and cd-roms can supply a wealth of information, doctors emphasize they cannot and should not be substitutes for face to face interaction with a physician.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=tracy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#cool
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


For tonight's video pick we take you to Chicago, where hundreds of people are hoping for a chance to make an appearance with David Letterman.
The Late Show will be in the Windy City next month.
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SUPER=75-Chicago;


Captain Fluffy the Hamster is among the stars hoping to perform a "stupid pet trick"...although he's so shy about his piloting skills his owner had a tough time getting him to make this appearance.
And how about the dog, who might be better off suiting up with Michael Jordan for a Bulls game.
And don't think PEOPLE were above spooning out their own acts...the Late Show will have plenty of stupid human tricks to choose from as well.
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Sp-Series


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


Primetime sports is coming up with news of some firing in the NFL and the college ranks.
Plus, Steve Mason reports from Charlottesville as the Cavs tune up for the Noles.
And Thomas Hearns was in town today, we'll tell you what he's up to, as well.
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But first, the Atlanta braves have taken a comfortable two games to none lead on the New York Yankees in the World Series.
Tonight the Braves used Greg Maddux's steady pitching and some timely hitting
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as they beat the Yankees 4-to-0.
The Series now shifts to Atlanta tomorrow night for game three.
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SP-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=NFL


With the NFL season at its halfway point and a number of teams floundering, it was expected that a couple of teams would make coaching moves today.
But while the winless Jets and Falcons kept their coaches the Saints and Bengals lost theirs.
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((JIM MORA/RESIGNS AS SAINTS HEAD COACH:)) ((TOM BENSON/SAINTS OWNER:)) ((DAVE SHULA/FIRED AS BENGALS HEAD COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Bruce Coslet the former Jets head coach takes over for Shula.

Sp-Curry


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=NCAA


The firings weren't limited just to the pro football ranks today as the University of Kentucky announced that BIll Curry will not return next season as the Wildcats head coach.
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Curry, who has won just 23 games and lost 51 in his seven years at Kentucky, read a statement after practice tonight but declined to answer questions.
He did says he wants all UK fans to rally behind the team and finish this season with dignity.
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Speaking of Curry - Dell was in action tonight in CHarlotte as the Hornets continued their exhibition season against the Cavaliers.
Dell had his usual solid game for the Hornets - but tonight he did some damage inside as the Hornets win it 109 to 107.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf96-1
GRAPHIC=uva football


Revenge and payback are big topics of conversation this week in Charlottesville as 14th ranked Virginia prepares to meet 3rd ranked Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday.
Steve Mason has more on the payback possibilities from Charlottesville.
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WIPE TO PINNACLE 18074
And WDBJ has two more good college games for you this weekend.
Saturday at Noon we'll bring you the Syracuse and Boston College Big East battle.
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Then we'll move on over to Knoxville at 3:30 for what is traditionally a very entertaining game as the Tennessee Vols host the Crimson Tide of Alabama at Neyland Stadium.
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SP-Hearns


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-23
GRAPHIC=boxing


Mark your calendars for the night of November 29th.
That's when Thomas "The Hit Man" Hearns will fight a ten round bout at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Only man ever to win five world titles in the five different weight classes is scheduled to fight Carl Willis as part of a seven bout show.
Hearns is fighting and promoting this time around. Roanoke is the first stop on his 12 city tour.
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((THOMAS HEARNS/FIVE TIME WORLD CHAMPION:))
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Hearns got a key to the city today from Jim Trout during his stop.
Again the fight is set for November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving.
Promoters Rick Hawkins and Melanie Steele say tickets go on sale tomorrow and prices range from $15 to $150 bucks.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=tracy
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WRITER=amo
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Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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With Election day two weeks away, NEWS-7 continues its candidate profiles...
SUPER=78-Jay Rutledge;


Tonight Kimberly McBroom will introduce us to Jay Rutledge-- the Libertarian candidate who wants to represent the Sixth District in Washington.
SUPER=79-Wacky Weather;


Plus we'll take a look around the globe at the wacky works of Mother Nature.
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ANCHOR=Tracy
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NEWS-7 Primetime. Goodnight. All this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching