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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

He's not the first prominent inmate at the city jail in Lynchburg- -maybe not even the first to convert his fellow convicts... we'll hear how abortion protester Flip Benham's adjusting to the lock up.
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And a Roanoke businessman confesses to us that he put the video camera in the ladies' room at B-and-H Beauty Supply.
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ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, it's been a rough day for local college teams in tournament action.
Steve Mason reports from Greensboro on VMI loss in the Southern, highlights of a Liberty win but a Radford loss at the Big South women's event.
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And in Charlotte at the ACC women's tournament UVa is whipped by North Carolina, losing by 20 points.
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A return to more normal temperatures this weekend and the clouds continue to

hang tough as well. More on the weather coming up.Abortion-Protest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=Abortion


He has served just one week of a six- month sentence, but friends of the Reverend Flip Benham say the anti- abortion activist is holding up well inside the Lynchburg city jail.
Now, with a March 13th rally in sight, Benham's supporters are SUING for the right to protest without a city permit.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Nationally- known anti- abortion activist Flip Benham is not the first famous person to occupy a Lynchburg jail cell.. and authorities there say he's
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One of those visitors was co- defendant John Reyes, who's appealing his own jail sentence.
Reyes says Benham has been holding nightly Bible studies in jail, and has helped a fellow inmate rededicate his life to Christ.
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((JOHN REYES/CO- DEFENDANT: HE'S IN VERY GOOD SPIRITS. I BELIEVE THAT HE PROBABLY BELIEVES THAT THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS IN CHRIST HAVE GONE THROUGH, OR WHAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHO ARE BEING PERSECUTED FOR THEIR FAITH.)) RUNS:14
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With a March 13th rally just two weeks away, Reyes and Life Coalition director Keith Tucci are suing the city of Lynchburg, claiming the ordinance requiring groups to get a protest permit is unconstitutional.
Tucci said last week they would hold the rally anyway.
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((KEITH TUCCI/LIFE COALITION INTERNATIONAL: THESE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE PEACEFUL, THEY'LL BE POLITE BUT THEY WILL BE VERY OBVIOUS.)) RUNS:06
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(( The lawsuit, however, may be moot, because police chief Charles Bennett has already instructed his officers NOT to arrest anyone for protesting without a permit. That decision was made after Reverend Benham's trial, when city attorneys decided it was in their best interest to review the ordinance regarding public demonstrations. Officials say if the protesters aren't acting disorderly or trespassing on March 13th, there shouldn't be any problems.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) RUNS:25
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Aronson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man who runs a beauty supply shop allegedly hid a video camera in the women's restroom.
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34-year-old Paul Aronson faces charges of videotaping partially naked women without their consent.
His employee, Melanie Melton, found the camera in the restroom's ceiling.
Police say the tape shows Aronson adjusting the camera toward the toilet, then a female customer using the bathroom.
Aronson says B-&-H Supply supervisors have told him not to talk.
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Police say Melton had visited Aronson's home before -- and that he told her he enjoyed making his own videos.
Police seized several tapes from Aronson's home.
He's scheduled to appear in court next month.
The store is closed.
Melton's mother refuses to let her daughter talk until she speaks to an attorney.
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Roanoke-Rape


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=98-1
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Roanoke police are looking for the man who raped an 80-year-old woman.
And they're asking for your help.
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Police hope someone recognizes this hat.
It's dark and splattered with white paint.
The front of it says "Been there, done that."
Police found it at the rape victim's home in Northwest Roanoke.
Police say anyone who thinks the hat looks familiar should call the Roanoke city criminal investigation unit.
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((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: WE'RE STILL TRYING TO FIND WITNESSES TO THIS MATTER. AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING FOR HELP FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN HELPING US TO FIND THE WEARER OF A CAP THAT WAS LEFT AT THE CRIME SCENE WHEN THIS EVENT OCCURRED.))
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That cap has been turned over to the state crime lab.
Investigators there will look for D-N-A evidence that could help police identify a suspect.
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State-Computers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=The Internet

Virginia state employees will be able to view sexually explicit Internet sites on state computers. A federal judge in Alexandria has struck down the state's constraints on computer use, saying the law violates constitutional free-speech rights.
Six professors at state universities and the A-C-L-U had challenged the law.
Supporters say it was designed to keep state workers from frivolous or indecent activity while they were on the job.

Evans


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-97
GRAPHIC=Andre Evans


Bedford County prosecutor Randy Krantz says he's still deciding whether to seek the death penalty for murder suspect Andre Evans.
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Evans is charged with the shooting deaths of Timothy Ray Robinson and Lorin Tyler Murphy during a confrontation in the city of Bedford last October.
Police say the killings apparently stemmed from an argument over tennis shoes.
Several witnesses identified Evans as the shooter during a preliminary hearing this morning.
A grand jury could indict Evans when it meets in April.
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A dance ensemble with a proud history is taking the stage tonight in Roanoke. Patrick Evans joins us with a preview, coming up on News 7 at Six.
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And imagine finding out that the quiet neighbor living down the street from you is actually a major player in a Columbian Cocaine cartel. We'll take to the Roanoke County neighborhood where Leo Rivera lived.
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GRAPHIC=Javier Cruz

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Up until last Spring, we could count among our neighbors here in the Roanoke Valley a pair of high-rolling Colombian drug dealers.
Javier Cruz maintained a high profile, life-in-the fast-lane kind of existence... almost advertising his drug world connections... even though he was working for the D-E-A ...had been since his arrest in 1991.
Leo Rivera was also an informant, but he lead a much different lifestyle.
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Rivera and his wife and two children lived in this quiet subdivision on the Roanoke-Botetourt County line.
They paid 124-thousand dollars for the house on Jonathan Lane in Bonsack in November, 1992.
For more than four years they managed to avoid raising any suspicions. 11:26 ((AS FAR AS I WAS CONCERNED, THEY WERE DECENT NEIGHBORS AND THEY DIDN'T BOTHER ANYBODY.)) RUNS:05
When the Cruz story broke at the end of 1996... he claimed Rivera was already in the witness protection program... though Rivera's neighbors tell us it was April of last year before he actually moved out.
He'd amassed millions importing and distributing cocaine... a sore point with the man his neighbors jokingly call the "Mayor" of Bonsack. 11:27:20 ((IF HE'S OBTAINED MONEY UNDER ILLEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IT SHOULD BE TAKEN AWAY.)) RUNS:05
Rivera kept a low profile... in contrast to Cruz and his all-night dance club across town... and a house that cost more than twice as much as Rivera's. 11:25:35 ((THEY STAYED TO THEMSELVES ALL THE TIME. AND OF COURSE SHE DIDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, AND HE WAS GONE MOST OF THE TIME. SO PEOPLE WONDERED IF SOMETHING WAS GOING ON. BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW. Once you did figure it out, what did you think? SURPRISE, SURPRISE. ACTUALLY WE WERE SURPRISED, BECAUSE IF THE GOVERNMENT PUT THEM OUT HERE, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE.)))) RUNS:21
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The house on Jonathan Lane finally sold... just a few weeks ago... for

about 13-thousand more tha paid for it.Tech-Paper


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=598-1
GRAPHIC=Virgina Supreme Court


The State Supreme Court says the Collegiate Times may be guilty of bad taste, but today the court refused to reinstate a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Tech administrator, Sharon Yeagle.
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Yeagle filed suit after the Collegiate Times identified her as "Director of Butt-Licking." Newspaper Staffers said it was a mistake, never meant for publication.
A Montgomery County judge ruled the title was too absurd to be taken seriously, and the Supreme Court justices apparently agreed.
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SS=Virginia Supreme Court


In today's majority opinion, Justice Elizabeth Lacy acknowledged the phrase was digusting, offensive, and in extremely bad taste. But Lacy said the phrase could not reasonably be considered as conveying factual information about

Yeagle.New-Judge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=chu
TAPE#98-4
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


There's a new judge laying down the law in Danville.
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M-Lee Stilwell Junior was sworn in today as a judge in the 22nd Judicial District.
The courtroom was packed as he took the oath of office.
Stilwell spent 25-years as a trial lawyer before taking this judgeship.
His six-year term officially begins Sunday. Danville's newest judge says he brings to the job the lessons his parents taught him.
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((M. LEE STILWELL/JUDGE: THE FAIRNESS AND THE IMPARTIALITY THAT THEY TAUGHT ME AS I WAS GROWING UP. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG... AND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THE TRUTH IS.))
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SUPER=04-January 5, 1998


Stilwell fills the vacany created by the retirement of Judge T. Ryland Dodson.
Dodson retired earlier this month after serving 20-years on the bench.
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Roop


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=98-8
GRAPHIC=Campaign 98


Another local lawman wants to get into politics.
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Former Martinsville police chief Terry Roop says he'll run for city council this May.
Roop retired about two years ago after 31 years with the force.
He says if he wins, he'll focus on economic development and neighborhood restoration.

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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Make it three in a row for Wall Street, as the Dow finished the day and the week in record territory. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow gained 55 points to close at 85 hundred 46.
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=pev
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=None


The Alvin Ailey dance ensemble is performing at the Roanoke Civic Center this evening, visiting from New York City.
Double Boxes=Keith and Patrick/Microwave


Patrick Evans joins us from the Civic Center stage, where he has been watching rehearsals this afternoon.
Patrick, this ensemble is about teaching AND learning, tell us more.
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The performance is tonight at 8pm, the Roanoke Civic Center, tickets are still available at the box office.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, college hoop highlights from this afternoon tournament action in the Southern Conference concerning VMI, and the ACC women's tournament.
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Plus, we'll check in with the Big South women's event in Lynchburg where Liberty remained unbeaten and Radford was sent home.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb98-1
GRAPHIC=southern conference


The VMI Keydets season came to sudden stop this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament in Greensboro.
Steve Mason tells us how The Citadel won this military battle of the South.
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# BB98-2
GRAPHIC=Big South Conference


There is plenty of lady's action to talk about.
In the first game of the Big South Tournament the Liberty Lady Flames were trying to move closer to scoring back to back titles.
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The red, white and blue was represented in a slightly different light this afternoon--and these GUYS were cheering for the Flames.
Sarah Wilkerson takes things into her own hands, drives to the hoop and notches the difficult two, Sarah led all scorers with 19.
Lady Buc Joy Taylor tries to make up the difference and tucks one away here for Charleston Southern.
SUPER=34-Liberty/64/Charleston Southern/54;


Conference M-V-P Elena Kisseleva recovering from the flu scored in double figures for the 43rd straight game and the Flames go on to win it 64-to-54.
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The lady Highlanders were looking for another matchup with Liberty.
But UNC-Asheville kicks in, then outside to Amy Freed. And Freed drowns the three.
SUPER=33-Radford/74/UNC-Asheville/81;


And despite the teamwork of Jennifer Gant to Wilma Walton and Rebecca NcNeil UNC Asheville wins it 81 to 74.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The Women's ACC tournament in Charlotte turned out to be a nasty one day affair for the Virginia Cavalier women.
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This afternoon's quarterfinal matchup between the 15th ranked Cavs and the 10th ranked North Carolina was a blowout.
The two teams had played a combined five overtimes this season so, most expected this game to be close.
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But this time the Cavaliers gave it away by commiting 31 turnovers as they lose it 76-to-56.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


In the NBA, the Spurs waived 2nd year guard Cory Alexander.
He had appeared in 37 games this season and was averaging 5 points a game.
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PINNACLE PAGE
Alexander is at the bottom of the paycheck comparison list when it comes to what some of of our former local college stars are making this season in the NBA.
Bryant Stith leads the W-2 brag book with $4 million a season.
Curry, Polynice, Lynch and Bimbo Coles are also million dollar men.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=VEGAS


The Winston Cup cars are out west this weekend for the inaugural Las Vegas 400.
Qualifying for Sunday's race just underway about 15 minutes ago.
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As you know there is no luckier number in Las Vegas than 21.
And the fabled Wood Brothers machine was the second car out in qualifying this afternoon.
Right now only a handful have made their runs.
I'll have the complete top 25 tonight at 11.
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