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7E-Search


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A woman who was reportedly abducted last week in Roanoke by her ex-boyfriend is found and now says she was never kidnapped.
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So the Commonwealth's attorney yesterday dropped the charges against Robert Wayne Hickson.
Rebecca Lee Hicks showed up at a friend's house yesterday morning.
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She had been missing since thursday.
Several police teams spent Saturday searching for Hicks and Hickson near Bradshaw Road in Montgomery County.
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Hickson's mother talked with Hicks and says she was hungry, but in good health.
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((BETTY HICKSON/ROBERT'S MOTHER: SHE HAD BLACK EYES. SHE SAID IT WAS FROM THE FIGHT THAT WAS IN ROANOKE AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET THEM OFF MY SON.))
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Mrs. Hickson says Hicks told her she was hit in the face as she tried to help her ex-boyfriend during a fight in Roanoke Thursday night.
It was the same fight that led to the abduction charges.
Robert Hickson still has not been found.

7E-County-Murder


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A argument has apparently led to murder in Bent Mountain.
Roanoke County Police say 56- year- old Paskel Tinsley Junior allegedly shot 37- year- old Rick Knobel(KA-nobel) during an early morning dispute.
K-nobel died at the scene.
Tinsley's wife was home at the time of the incident, but police say she was sleeping.
Tinsley is being held in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
He is charged with first degree murder.

7E-Bedford-Fire


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A fire last night destroyed a home in Bedford County.
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Fire officials say the home on Taylor's Mountain belonged to Randy Carter.
Their investigation into the cause continues this morning.
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7E-Spirit-Fest


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In Roanoke, Spirit Fest was held over the weekend.
It wasn't an event of rides and food but rather one of wellness and enlightenment.
Its organizers say the healing methods you're about to see are not NEW AGE, but ancient methods brought into a new light.
Denis Allen has the story.
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((LAURA KAYE/CELESTIAL IMAGES: THIS IS THE GOLD. WHAT YOU'RE FEELING IN YOUR SOLAR PLEXUS AND THIS IS THE OPTIMISM.))
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Laura Kaye says she takes glamour shots of the soul.
She says these pictures show a person's aura--the energy surrounding their body.
Kaye says the hand pads read the energy and translate this information into math.
It is then matched with information stored in the computer.
The image is then captured on camera and the information on a computer read-out.
Kaye hopes these pictures help people harness their energy.
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((SOMETIMES WE DON'T KNOW THAT WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE. SOMETIMES WE DON'T KNOW THAT WE'RE CREATIVE BUT IF YOU CAN SEE IT IN A PICTURE THEN YOU CAN SAY OH I AM THIS AND I CAN DO THAT AND I'M NOT LIMITED.))
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This is bell healing--it uses sound to impact the body and it's energy centers.
The chi machine mirrors the movement of a fish to bring the life force energy up the body.
Healers say these and other methods are often used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
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((AZURAE WINDWALKER/SPIRIT FEST: IT WORKS BECAUSE ALL OF THESE FORMS WORK IN HEALING OUR SPIRIT WHICH IS ENERGY AND THAT GOES BACK OUT TO MANIFEST IN PHYSICAL FORM.))
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Windwalker says the two schools alternative and traditional medicine are finally coming together.
She says the the first alternative medicine textbook was just introduced into med-schools.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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Time now to check the Monday forecast--
Mostly sunny, with westerly winds.
Look for highs in the low to mid 50s.
Skies will stay clear tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Temperatures turning colder tomorrow, with highs in the low to mid 40s.
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/25/97

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55E-Search


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TAPE# 97-1
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A man is in the clear after the woman he was accused of abducting from a Roanoke apartment Thursday shows up unharmed.
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The Commonwealth's attorney yesterday agreed to drop the charges against Robert Wayne Hickson.
Rebecca Lee Hicks showed up at a friend's house yesterday morning and told police she was never kidnapped.
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Several police teams spent Saturday searching for Hickson and Hicks near Bradshaw Road in MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
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Hickson's mother talked with her and says she was hungry, but in good health.
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((BETTY HICKSON/ROBERT'S MOTHER: SHE HAD BLACK EYES. SHE SAID IT WAS FROM THE FIGHT THAT WAS IN ROANOKE AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET THEM OFF MY SON.))
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Hickson says Hicks told her she was hit in the face as she tried to help her ex-boyfriend during the fight Thursday night.
It was the same fight that led to the abduction charges.
Robert Hickson still has not been found.

55Bedford-Fire


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A fire last night destroyed a home in Bedford County.
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Fire officials say the home on Taylor's Mountain belonged to Randy Carter.
Their investigation into the cause continues this morning.
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55E-South-Boston


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The South Boston Police Department is armed with a new weapon.
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The department recently bought three video cameras for the officers to use in their cars.
They've been using the cameras for a while to get accustomed to them before receiving official training about a week ago.
The classroom training included officers from neighboring jurisdictions.
Police Chief Jim Hall believes the cameras will protect the officer as well as the public.
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The cameras cost the town of South Boston about four thousand dollars each-- money Chief Hall believes is well worth it.
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Let's go to the forecast now--
Mostly sunny skies on the way today-- with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight, skies will stay clear, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
And sunny again for tomorrow, but cooler, with highs in the low to mid 40s.
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8E-Search


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TAPE# 97-1
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After an all- out police search, charges are being dropped against the man accused of abducting his ex- girlfriend last Thursday.
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The Commonwealth's attorney yesterday agreed to drop the charges against Robert Wayne Hickson.
Rebecca Lee Hicks showed up at a friend's house yesterday morning and told police she was never kidnapped.
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Several police teams spent Saturday searching for Hickson on the Bradshaw Road area of Montgomery County.
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Hickson's mother talked with her and says she was hungry, but in good health.
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((BETTY HICKSON/ROBERT'S MOTHER: SHE HAD BLACK EYES. SHE SAID IT WAS FROM THE FIGHT THAT WAS IN ROANOKE AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET THEM OFF MY SON.))
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Hickson says Hicks told her she was hit in the face as she tried to help her ex-boyfriend during a fight in Roanoke Thursday night.
It was the same fight that led to the abduction charges.
Robert Hickson still has not been found.

8E-County-Murder


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An early morning argument escalated into murder at a Bent Mountain home yesterday.
Roanoke County Police say 56- year- old Paskel Tinsley Junior allegedly shot 37- year- old Rick Knobel(KA-nobel).
Knobel died at the scene.
Tinsley's wife was home at the time of the incident, but police say she was sleeping.
Tinsley is in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
He is charged with first degree murder.

8E-Race-Group


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For the last six years, a group has been quietly meeting to combat racism in the Roanoke Valley.
Their goal is to eliminate racial tensions by bringing the races closer together in a social environment.
Kimberly McBroom has a profile of the group, People Uniting Against Racism.
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(( Anita Bond began coming to the Thursday night meetings, looking for support in raising her bi- racial adopted daughter.
Her experience hasn't been that of overt racism--
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((ANITA BOND/PEOPLE UNITING AGAINST RACISM: BUT IT'S MORE OF THE SUBTLE TYPE OF STARES AND INNUENDOES THAT WE GET AS A FAMILY. ))
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Hers is just one example of the racial tension that still exists in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
A recent housing study named Roanoke the most segregated city in Virginia-- which comes as no surprise to group members.
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((MARCIE WEIS/GROUP MEMBER: AS SOON AS YOU SAY NORTHWEST IN ROANOKE, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD. OR IT'S-- I'M SORRY THAT IT HAS TO BE THAT WAY. ))
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But Weis says she's made friends at the bi- monthly gatherings, and believes socialization among races is key to improving relations. STANDUP HERE
More than coming together to try to fix the world-- these people are learning to deal with their own prejudice feelings and attitudes.
For them, the group provides a gateway to mutual understanding. end standup
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((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/ROANOKE TRIBUNE OWNER: THIS IS OUR FEELING. WE KNOW THIS IS A PREJUDICED FEELING. WE KNOW IT MIGHT BE A RACIST FEELING, WHATEVER, SOME FORM OF PREJUDICE. BUT IT'S IN HERE B-ROLL SECOND PART OF BITE WITH MEETING COVER AND OUR BEING HERE TO START WITH MEANS WE'D LIKE SOME HELP WITH IT.))
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((ROCHELLE LORITTS/GROUP MEMBER: THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND SO MANY STAGES FOR RACISM TO PLAY A PART ON THAT IT'S HARD TO SAY THAT IT WILL EVER NOT BE HERE. I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT.))
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And it's that hope that keeps the dialogue going.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

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Turning now to weather--
It'll be mostly sunny today, with westerly winds.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight looks clear, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Colder tomorrow, with sunny skies again.
Highs will be in the 40s.
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