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A suspect taken into custody, charged with shooting his fiance's EX- -just hours before they were to be married.
We'll hear from an eye witness to the shooting on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a huge rally is planned in Lynchburg next month... spawned by the fact that the Director of Operation Rescue is pulling a six-month jail

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NEWSCAST=6pm
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Tonight in sports, a LIVE report from Nagano on the eve of the figure skating finals, John Elway is set to have some surgery while the Hurricanes are set to sign a big name all-star.
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Plus, would you like a pair of Tiki Barber's new Reebok's - hope you have $120 on hand.
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Monty-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=Shooting


53- year old Jimmy Monroe Stanley and his fiancee were to be married tonight.
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Now the Christiansburg man is in jail charged with shooting and wounding his fiancee's ex-boyfriend.
Stanley was arrested this afternoon outside Stu's Corner Mart, near Christiansburg.
Investigators say Stanley shot 37- year old Jimmy Allen Flinchum in the head during a car chase on Route 114.
The dispute ended in the convenience store's crowded parking lot with Stanley allegedly threatening to shoot Flinchum again.
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((RANDY SMITH/WITNESS:I SEEN THAT DUDE GET OUT OF HIS CAR, STARTED STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH A GUN RIGHT THERE WAVING IT, KEPT ON LOOKING UP THERE AT ME, I SAID, OH GOD, I HOPE HE DON'T SPOT ME AND START SHOOTING AT ME. ))
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Stanley is has been released on 20 thousand dollars bond.
Flinchum is expected to recover.
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Operation-Rescue


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-6
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Anti- abortion activists from around the country are rallying behind one of their colleagues who's been jailed in Lynchburg.
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Operation Rescue director Flip Benham is serving a six- month term for trespassing at E.C. Glass High School last fall.
Two Liberty University students are appealing their own jail sentences.
Today, Christian activists blasted what they felt was an unjust verdict.
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((PAT MAHONEY/CHRISTIAN DEFENSE COALITION: CONVENE A GRAND JURY TO PUT GANG MEMBERS AWAY. DO NOT CONVENE A GRAND JURY TO PUT A MINISTER AND A STUDENT OF LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IN JAIL FOR SIX MONTHS FOR EXERCISING THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS.))
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Mahoney and other Christian leaders are now planning a massive rally in Lynchburg on March 13th.
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((KEITH TUCCI/LIFE COALITION INTERNATIONAL: THESE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE PEACEFUL, THEY'LL BE POLITE BUT THEY WILL BE VERY OBVIOUS. AND LIKE I SAID, WE'LL USE EVERY VENUE AVAILABLE TO GIVE THE LEADERSHIP IN THIS CITY THE MUCH- NEEDED FIRST AMENDMENT THERAPY THEY NEED.))
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A spokesman for Reverend Jerry Falwell says Falwell believes Benham's sentence was excessive, but he does NOT plan to get involved in the issue any further.
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


Dozens of alleged drug dealers are being rounded up in Bedford County, the latest phase in a county- wide crackdown on illegal drugs.
Steve Smallshaw has more on "Operation Clean Sweep".
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(( For five months, undercover cops had been making drug buys and found that no matter what your pleasure, it's available in Bedford County.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE WERE BUYING IT ALL. THE POWDER COCAINE WE DIDN'T SEE A LOT OF THAT, BUT THE METH, THE CRACK AND THE MARIJUANA, AGAIN, IT WAS READILY AVAILABLE.)) RUNS:12
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What they did buy resulted in 135 charges against more than 70 people.
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Anything that was part of the drug deals, including this auto repair shop in Big Island, was seized.
The sheriff's office looked more like a used car lot.. and authorities will decide later whether to confiscate this farm property near Thaxton, where the owners were wanted for cocaine distribution.
That's where police also found and destroyed a marijuana growing operation and a small moonshine still.
The raid takes some heat off police and local elected officials.
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((TONY WARE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I HAVE ONE LADY IN PARTICULAR THAT I'VE ASKED `JUST BEAR WITH US, THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS WORKING ON SOMETHING AND SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN', AND I'M PROUD TO SAY WE CAN CALL HER THIS MORNING AND SAY `YES, IT HAS HAPPENED'.)) RUNS:14
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((And it continues to happen. Authorities hope to have all 70 suspects in custody by this weekend. And Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown reminds everyone that Phase Five of his crackdown on illegal drugs is already underway. Steve Smallshaw, News7.)) RUNS:15

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


"No car tax" took a body blow today.
It was the first debate on Governor Jim Gilmore's make-or-break promise on the floor of the state Senate.
And one of the most powerful members of Gilmore's own party defected from the Governor's camp.
DOUBLE BOXES=Keith/Ellen via State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol with the latest action.
LIVE=Ellen full
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Keith, this vote may NOT survive the House of Delegates.
And the Governor will surely spin it as a partial victory.
But today, Senate Republicans delivered a knife into Jim Gilmore's back.
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It was a Republican-- Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman John Chichester-- who scaled back the Gilmore plan.
The Chichester alternative scales the per-car reimbursement back to 15- thousand dollars, from 20- thousand, until the massive cost falls under four percent of the General Fund budget.
It's NOT Gilmore's plan.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: BUT THERE WERE ENOUGH...FASHION WE'RE DOING IT NOW.))
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: IF YOU WANT... BILL TO PASS.))
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With the admissions of Republicans that even they couldn't swallow Gilmore's massive plan, Democrats revelled.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I BELIEVE IT MAY HAVE BEEN MY UNCLE BILLL WHO SAID. OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE.))
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A live update from Nagano as the American women prepare for the final figure skating competition--that's coming up on News 7 at Six.
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Plus the latest News 7 Poll asks the question--George Allen versus Chuck Robb--who would you vote for as U-S Senator?
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#98-4
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Witnesses place Chad Niemi near the December fire that gutted a Blacksburg fraternity house.
But today, during Niemi's preliminary hearing, an investigator also said he found no accelerants at the scene.
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Other Virginia Tech students saw the defendant walking near the Kappa Alpha Fraternity House shortly before it caught fire.
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A State police arson investigator testified that burn patterns indicate the fire was not an accident.
But he also acknowledged that lab analysis did not reveal the presence of any accelerants.
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((JONATHON VENZIE/NIEMI'S LAWYER: I THINK THE PRESS AND AS EVERYONE IN THE ROOM HEARD THE EVIDENCE THAT WAS PRESENTED, THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO ACCELERANT FOUND, THE FACT THAT THE PERJURY CHARGE WAS DISMISSED WITHOUT EVIDENCE EVEN BEING PRESENTED, I THINK THAT'S ALL SIGNIFICANT.))
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Judge Thomas Frith certified the arson charge to the next grand jury.
He dismissed the perjury charge, after lawyers raised the possibility of a

misunderstanding between Niemi and a local magistrate.Abed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Joe Abbott


Defense attorneys today scoffed at the notion that Joe Abbott might be considered Roanoke's "Godfather of crime."
"For a Godfather... Joe was certainly always strapped for cash," said an attorney for one of Abbott's nephews.
Abbott and five Abed family members are on trial in U-S District Court- -along with three other men... "not associates," says Attorney Deborah Caldwell-Bono, "certainly not conspirators. They're not even friends," she told the jury in closing.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


President Clinton is riding high in the latest poll of Virginia voters--so is former Governor George Allen.
In our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, President Clinton's favorable job rating is 17 points higher than Republican Governor Jim Gilmore's.
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The jury is still out on Governor Gilmore.
32-percent of those polled say Gilmore's doing an excellent or good job.
18- percent say fair.
Eight percent say poor.
And a full 42-percent have NO opinion yet on Gilmore's first month in office.
President Clinton is enjoying his highest ratings yet in Virginia --at 49-percent excellent or good ratings.
25-percent of Virginia voters polled say Clinton's doing a fair job.
26-percent say he's doing a poor job.
Looking ahead to the year 2000 U-S Senate race, Senator Chuck Robb faces a tough re-election battle.
If former Governor George Allen were to take him on today, the poll gives Allen a 48-38 victory over Robb.
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S-Elway


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NFL


You've heard of sure signs of spring...well surgery is a sure sign of another football season for John Elway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NFL;


The Denver Bronco quarterback will go under the knife on his throwing shoulder Monday.
He's often said the surgery would indicate if he would be back on the gridiron to defend Denver's Super Bowl Championship.
But he hasn't confirmed that yet.
The operation will be Elway's second in less than a year.
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SS HOLD
In other NFL news....
The Washington Redskins have re-signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Joe Patton.
And the defending NFC East Champion Giants signed former all-america U-V-A

Punter Will Brice, giving the team four Cavaliers on its roster.S-Barbers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-4
GRAPHIC=NFL


Speaking of UVa grads Tiki & Ronde Barber introduced the Roanoke Valley Sports Club to life as NFL rookies earlier this week.
Steve Mason has more on the Twins.
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Nagano-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Nagano Olympics


The Olympics are heading into the final days of competition--of course the U-S Men's hockey team has been sent packing, but there is still plenty of medal potential for the American women in figure skating.
Double Boxes=Mike and Jonathan Freed/Satellite


CBS Correspondent Jonathan Freed joins us with an update from Nagano, where it is about 8 o'clock Friday morning.
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((Fresh from their one-two punch in the first round of the Ladies' Singles, the darlings of the American ice were getting ready for the main eventthe long program. Michelle Kwan was widely expected to take the lead in the first phaseand did. At practice the following day, her coach explained that Kwan thrives on the pressure of the sport. ((FRANK CARROLL/KWAN'S COACH: SHE'S A REAL COMPETITORLIKES THE ANXIETYAND LOVES GOING OUT THERE AND DOING IT.)) Then there's Tara Lipinskionly 15 years-oldand just plain wowing everyone with her ability. She goes into the long program in second place, right behind Kwan. ((TARA LIPINSKI/U-S FIGURE SKATER: I FEEL LESS NERVOUS THAN IN THE SHORT PROGRAMWHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN THE TOP THREEWHICH SETS YOU UP FOR THE LONGSO I'M FEELING A LITTLE MORE RELAXED.)) Now, the U-S men's hockey team has been sent packing. The ice melted under the so-called dream teamwhich is basically being run out of townlosing the latest and last battle to the Czechs. ((TONY AMONTE/U-S MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM: WE DEFINITELY DIDN'T REACH THE LEVEL OF PLAY THAT WE WERE CAPABLE OFTHINGS JUST DIDN'T COME TOGETHER RIGHT FROM THE FIRST GAMEWE WEREN'T SCORINGAND IT JUST CARRIED ON THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT.)) So, with the men frozen outAmericans anxious for more icy gold will be training their immediate hopes on the ladies.))
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Sports Tease


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Still to come tonight more ice news concerning the Carolina Hurricanes and Sergei Federov.
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Plus, we'll take a look back at some of the hot hoop action from the high school and college courts last night.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=TOURNEY TIME


The high school district tournament race to reach the regionals and win a district title continues tonight with semi-final action in many communities.
We'll have highlights from the RVD girls, the Blue Ridge boys, Three Rivers boys and the Pioneer semi-finals in Clifton Forge.
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And don't forget the only way to get your team's score on the air is for you coaches, and tournament directors to give us a call toll free at 1-800-777-WDBJ with the results from your respective tourneys.
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# ICE 982
GRAPHIC=Carolina Hurricane


The Carolina Hurricanes are forking out 38 million dollars for a six year deal with Sergei Fedorov.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NHL;


The Hurricanes general manager confirmed the deal with the former Detroit Red Wing Center.
Fedorov has been a contract hold out with the Red Wings all season.
The 28 year old Russian is in Nagano, playing for his country in the Winter Olympics.
Fedorov was on last year's Red Wing Stanley Cup team when he had 30 goals and 33 assists.
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