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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A stay of execution tonight in a case where the Amherst County killer has never denied his guilt.
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And they're making progress in fighting fire with fire on Three Sister's Knob... we'll take a look.
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Execution


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-9 **Tape rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=Death Penalty


In 1987, he murdered four members of his family.
He was even photographed being consoled by neighbors before his GUILT was revealed to a small Amherst County community.
Tonight, Virginia WAS scheduled to execute Douglas MacArthur Buchanan, but within the past hour, the U-S Supreme Court has issued a stay.
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Ellen Qualls is at Greensville Correctional Center.
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Buchanan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=death penalty


This stay of execution will no doubt come as a surprise to many who have closely followed this case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-September 1987;


Buchanan was 19 when he shot and stabbed to death his father, stepmother and two stepbrothers in their Naola home in September of 1987.
After a six-day trial the following April, Buchanan received the death penalty for his crimes.
Commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks prosecuted the case. He says justice was served.
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((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: OF COURSE IT'S A SERIOUS, SERIOUS MATTER. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BALANCE THOUGH, THAT WHEN THERE'S A CAPITAL CASE, THERE HAS BEEN A TRAGIC, TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE. AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO BALANCE THOSE THINGS AGAINST THE SEVERITY OF THE PUNISHMENT.))
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Buchanan's lawyers did "not" ask Governor Allen for clemency.
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Glasgow-Fire


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=None


Fire fighters appear to be winning the battle against a brush fire in Rockbridge County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday;


The blaze has scorched more than 250 acres of Three Sisters Knobs since Saturday, but officials report good progress in securing the area this afternoon.
At this point investigators think the fire could have been sparked by a bolt lightning.
No structures have been threatened by flames... and there have been no fire- related injuries.
Full containment of the blaze is expected by tonight.
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Pulaski-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Accident


A Pulaski woman who underwent emergency surgery while trapped in her car has died.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


The Ford Thunderbird was southbound on route 11 in Pulaski County.
It ran off the road, slid into the median and wrapped around a tree, which embedded in the driver's side door.
It took rescuers an hour to free the victim.
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An passing doctor stopped to offer assistance, and ended up performing a tracheotomy on the victim, 51 year- old Phyllis Plotts of Pulaski.
Police say Plotts had just left work feeling ill.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she later died.
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Green


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


Members of the Franklin County Humane Society were hoping today would be the day Valery Green went to jail.
After all, the former animal breeder was caught with a dog on her property just days after a judge told her she couldn't own any pets.
But Judge B-A Davis ruled today that Green did NOT disobey the court order.
It's the latest twist in what appears to be a never- ending battle.
Scott Prince has the story.
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((Valery Green was neither jailed nor fined... because of her son's testimony.
15- year- old Brandon Green told the court that the single dog in question was roaming around his mother's property... and that HE penned it up for fear of it being hit by a car.
Apparently Valery Green had no knowledge of her son's actions.
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((WAYNE INGE/GREEN'S ATTORNEY: IT WASN'T A SMART THING TO DO. BUT I THINK IN THE BIG PICTURE OF THINGS, I THINK THE JUDGE CLEARLY SAW IT FOR WHAT IT WAS AND FELT IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT JUSTIFIED A CONTEMPT FINE. ))
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But the hearing proved to be only part of the action at the Franklin County Courthouse.
Members of the Humane Society were handed copies of animal registration certificates... which appear to back BRANDON Green's claim that he partially owned some of the dogs and cats.
How many? Well, that's still up for debate.
And there are plenty of other questions, as well... like-- What sort of compensation will he Brandon seek for the animals he supposedly partially owned?
And can a 15- year- old even be considered a legal owner? Stand up close 10:14:54
It's now up to members of the Humane Society to determine if Brandon Green's claim is valid.
If they decide it's not, Green's attorney says HE'S prepared for another trial.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))

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Still to come on News 7 at Six, the recent string of family violence in this area has counselors offering advice for those caught up in difficult domestic situations.
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and Mary Baldwin College administrators are in an enviable position--deciding how to spend ten MILLION dollars. It's a record-setting gift for the school.
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Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence


When someone is determined to harm another person, court orders even police escorts may provide little protection.
For victims of domestic violence, Joe Dashiell reports the best advice may be to get help and get out.
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((In Roanoke last Tuesday, in Hillsville on Thursday, again in Campbell County this week, explosive confrontations carried fatal consequences.
All cases of domestic violence that together claimed eight lives.
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((CAPT. STEPHEN LONG/THE SALVATION ARMY: VIOLENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE, BUT IT SEEMS TO BE GROWING IN PROPORTION.))
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And as the Hillsville shooting showed, police protection is no guarantee of safety.
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((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE SAD REALITY OF THAT HILLSVILLE SHOOTING IS THAT ALL OF THE COURT ORDERS, ALL THE PIECES OF PAPER IN THE WORLD ARE NOT GOING TO PROTECT YOU FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS FIXATED AND IS DETERMINED TO KILL YOU.))
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Prosecutor Don Caldwell says the best advice may be to hide from the abuser, until authorities can help.
Local organizations also offer shelter and counseling.
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((ELLEN BROWN/WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER DIR.: WE CAN'T PROMISE THAT WE CAN PROTECT THEM, BUT WHEN WE'RE WORKING WITH A WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN, SHE WOULD HAVE A MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF KEEPING HER SANITY AND SURVIVING.))
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Ellen Brown says the Salvation Army's Turning Point Women's Shelter, and the Total Action Against Poverty Women's Resource Center stand ready to help.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Burlington-Sludge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


The Pulaski County planning commission is expected to decide tonight whether sludge from Burlington Industries' may be used as fertilizer.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./January 14;


The sludge is left in two lagoons, waste from the industrial process which Burlington promised to clean out and return to nature.
It's contracted a company which is requesting a special use permit to spread the material on several farms in the county.
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The planning commission had asked for a detailed list of the chemicals in the sludge.
But zoning administrator Dari (DARE-ee) Jenkins says Burlington has not been able to provide the information.
County officials are concerned about the possibility of groundwater contamination.
If the planning commission votes to allow the one- time land application, the state Department of Environmental Quality would have to give final approval.
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Main-Street


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=None


An illegal checking scheme may cost a Martinsville bank more than a- half- MILLION- dollars.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


The activity occurred in the first quarter of this year at the Piedmont Trustbank, a subsidiary of the MainStreet BankGroup.
The bank says it's disappointed because it has procedures to detect this kind of activity.
Those procedures were strengthened immediately.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


MainStreet will press charges against the customer who allegedly did this, and it expects to recover up to 300- thousand- dollars of the money.
The bank had to deal with a big theft several years ago, when an employee plead guilty to embezzling more than a million- dollars.

Liggett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under fire


The Liggett Group is having a hard time giving up its secrets.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC


A judge in North Carolina today extended his order preventing the tobacco company from releasing damaging internal documents.
Liggett has agreed to give them to states which are suing other tobacco firms to recover the health costs of treating smokers.
But tobacco industry lawyers argued today that Liggett has a financial incentive for making the papers public, and that releasing the material would do lasting harm to their companies.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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On Wall Street stocks were up despite a drop in the bond market. The Dow gained 53 points, closing at 66 hundred nine. NASDAQ was UP six points.
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Mary-Baldwin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Education


An anonymous donor has given Mary Baldwin College 10-MILLION dollars.
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SUPER=03-Staunton


It's the largest gift the school has ever received at one time... perhaps the biggest bunch of cash ANY women's college has ever gotten.
Mary Baldwin says some of the money will be used to renovate the Administration Building that was built two years after the liberal arts college was founded in 1842.
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Ambrose


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=D Day Memorial


A nationally recognized historian has made a public pitch to get the nation behind the D-Day memorial to be built in BEDFORD.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC


Stephen Ambrose addressed reporters today at the National Press Club.
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He spoke of the extraordinary sacrifices in securing the beachhead at Normandy...in the face of relentless German mortar fire.
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((ERNIE PYLE, WHO WALKED THE GROUND THE NEXT DAY, SAID IT WAS A "MIRACLE THAT WE GOT IN ON THIS BEACH." IT NOT A MIRACLE. IT WAS INFANTRY. IT WAS YOUNG AMERICAN KIDS, ASSUMING THE RESPONSIBILITY AND GETTING THE JOB DONE. IT WAS BEDFORD THAT TOOK THE WORST HIT OF ALL. OF ALL THE COMMUNITIES, NOT JUST IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC WORLD, IN CANADA IN ENGLAND, BEDFORD TOOK THE BIGGEST HIT OF ALL.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


The Memorial on a hillside above Bedford Elementary School - -is still two or three years away from construction.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the Cubs prove they are men in a strange sort of way this afternoon.
The Avalanche and Hillcats are both home tonight.
Shaq is ready to come back.
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and Steve Mason talks with Radford University pitching phenom, Jason Anderson.
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S-Masters


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
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The best golfers in the world are in Augusta, Georgia this week for the Masters.
And that means Greg Norman is also there.
Norman blew the championship on the final round last year.
Today he had this to say about beating the past.
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Catch the tournament all weekend long right here on Your Hometown station.

S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HILLCATS


The Lynchburg Hillcats play their home opener tonight at City Stadium against the Frederick Keys.
The HIllcats opened the season with 2 wins and 2 losses on the road.
Tomorrow night 22 year old pitching Phenom Kris Benson will make his home debut for the Hillcats.
Benson was the top pick in the 1996 draft.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche continues its seven game second opening home stand tonight at Salem Memorial against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00


Last night the Avalanche fell behind 5-to-1 heading ot the ninth before the team rallied for two runs to make it close.
Salem lost the game 5-to-3 to fall to 0-and-4 on the season.
Last night's crowd of 12 hundred and 81 was also down quite a bit compared to the first three games of the season that attracted 12 thousand and five hundred fans.
But with a big park and kids still in school no expects a packed house every night.

S-Anderson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=RU


Radford is back in the Big South Hunt thanks in part to Jason Anderson. Steve Mason profiles this local phenom whose future just keeps getting brighter.
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((Those five pitches have enabled Anderson to strike out 56 batters in just 70 innings while allowing only 24 walks. ((JASON ANDERSON:))
Glenvar used to count on Anderson tot led the Highlanders to the state; which he did; but at a price. ((:))
He's 5 and 5 on the season; but that's deceiving. Anderson has won 3 of his last 4, has 2 shutouts and maintains 2.89 ERA. Radford coach Lew Kent has been in steady contact with a number of major league scouts. ((:))
Scouts say Jason, a left hander, has a excellent chance at being a first round pick in the June draft. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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S-Cubs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=CUBS/MARLINS


It's not unusual to find fish in the freezer, but usually they are dead when you see them on ice.
This afternoon the Marlins were plucked out of Ft. Lauderdale and dropped off at chilly Wrigley field.
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Actually, it was more than chilly. In fact it was so cold the Whitesox postponed their game 2 miles away because of the weather.
Gary Sheffield hit this solo homer to left field in the first to give the Marlins the early lead.
But the Cubs came back behind the bat of Sammy Sosa who jacks this homer in
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the second innings and the Cubs outlast the Fish on a chilly day winning it 5-to-3.
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S-Shaq


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA may be getting one if its marquee played back as soon as tonight.
The Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal
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SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA; :00


who has been sidelined with a knee injury since February 12th is back on the practice floor and running without a brace.
Shaq says he has passes a battery of tests from the Lakers' team physician, and that he is ready to play.
To Prove it he did a little body surfing at the end of practice on the Forum hardwood.
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