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Next on News-7 at six:
A man is killed during a shootout with Botetourt County police.
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And this 15-year-old author has written a book about celebrities.
We'll talk about HER 15 minutes of fame.
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Sports-Head


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In Sports, We'll hear from the King of Three Curtis Staples Denise Allen talks with Dan Wooldridge.
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and the Knicks and Lakers battled at Madison Square Garden this afternoon.
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Boty-Shooting


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A shootout this morning between Botetourt County Police and a motorist left one officer injured and the man who opened fire-- dead.
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Deputy Ernest Spiva (Spy-va) stopped a man driving a pickup truck around three this morning on Hardbarger Road.
Spiva called for backup before approaching 28-year-old Leonard Brent Jenkins, who according to police appeared to be drunk.
Spiva then ran a background check on Jenkins.
That's when police say Jenkins started shooting.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; FOR SOME REASON THE DRIVER PULLED A GLOUCH NINE MILLIMETER REVOLVER AND TURNED OUT THE WINDOW AND SHOT OFFICER SPIVA TWICE IN THE CHEST.))
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Jenkins fired three shots at Spiva.
But the deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and he only suffered a few bruises.
Another officer shot back, hitting Jenkins in the head and killing him.
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((THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THIS WAS A JUSTIFIABLE SHOOTING. THIS SUSPECT HAD FIRED THREE ROUNDS AND WE HAD AN OFFICER DOWN WHEN OFFICER HEPLER RETURNED FIRE.))
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State police are investigating the shooting.
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Diesel-Spill


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Environmental crews spent several hours this morning at the site of a diesel fuel spill.
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A passerby noticed a sheen on Tinker Creek near the 400-block of Campbell Avenue.
Crews tried to contain the fuel, but the creek's fast-moving current made the job tough.
It's not known where the fuel came from.
Crews said it was a small amount and does not pose a serious environmental threat.
The Department of Environmental Quality has investigated spills in that area before and is working with Roanoke officials to find out what caused today's spill.
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Tease#1



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Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--we'll meet a teenager who at 15 is already a published author.
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She's Rachel Chandler.
And, now she has something in common with the people she writes about.
We'll have more on that when the news continues.
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Gunn-Profile


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Small-business incubators teach budding entreprenuers how to run their own businesses.
Usually those incubators are funded by the government.
But in Lynchburg, one man has found a way to help grow businesses -- without getting any help from Uncle Sam.
Steve Smallshaw takes us to the Hill City Renaissance Center in this week's Virginia Profile.
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Since its startup a year ago, Claude Gunn's Hill City Renaissance Center has certainly been going in the right direction.
Twelve tenants, most of them minority- owned businesses, now occupy portions of the old Lynchburg Foundry office building in the Lower Basin. There are other minority business incubators like this in the U.S.-- this is the only one to start up without any financial help from the government.
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((CLAUDE GUNN: AND THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY HOPE TO DO WITH THE CENTER IS THAT WE HOPE TO HELP THESE `MOM AND POP'S' THAT WANT TO START UP.)) RUNS:09
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((THE FIRST THING YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN ARE NAMES WITH LITTLE D-I-R'S BESIDE THEM. THEY'RE CALLED SUB- DIRECTORIES AND IT'S THE WAY WE ORGANIZE THE DATA THAT'S ON YOUR COMPUTER.)) RUNS:09
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Twice a week, the center also offers computer literacy classes.
Alongside their parents, inner city children are learning the basics of computer applications.
Instructor Jim Henderson teaches the classes in exchange for free office space.. the idea is to provide his students with the skills they'll need to compete in a high- tech job marketplace.
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((JIM HENDERSON/COMPUTER TEACHER: CLAUDE'S MISSION AND MY MISSION AS HIS DISCIPLE IS TO FIND WHAT'S MEANINGFUL TO PEOPLE, WHAT CAN PEOPLE TAKE OUT IN THE WORLD AND USE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS LIFE.)) RUNS:11
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((Eventually, Claude Gunn would like to expand the computer classes into about 25 of the Lynchburg area's black churches.. allowing members there to take part in this high- tech revolution. Coupled with the business incubator, Gunn hopes to start making an impact on the central Virginia business world.)) RUNS:16
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((CLAUDE GUNN/HCRC DIRECTOR: I SEE THE HILL CITY RENAISSANCE CENTER AS A FOCAL POINT, AS A BEACON, NOT JUST FOR THE RIVERFRONT, NOT JUST THE MINORITY COMMUNITY.)) RUNS:11
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His students and tenants will tell you he's already there.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Chandler


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About three years ago, a 12-year-old decided to interview celebrities about their hopes and aspirations.
What she heard was so interesting, publishers begged her to write a book based on her interviews.
That's exactly what she did.
David Johnson talked to the teen-age author.
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((What was the most important lesson in your life?
As a 12- year old, that's what Rachel Chandler asked high profile people.
She planned to make a scrap book of the answers, until the national spotlight that was usually on the people answering the question moved to the person asking it.
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((RACHEL CHANDLER/AUTHOR; WHEN I WAS ON THE "TODAY SHOW", PEOPLE WERE CALLING, PUBLISHERS WERE CALLING AND ASKING IF THEY COULD MAKE IT A PUBLISHED BOOK AND I SAW NO REASON WHY NOT. SO THEY DID.))
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Rachel's family hired an agent, but putting the book together would take longer than expected.
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((MICHAEL CHANDLER/RACHEL'S FATHER; WE DISCOVERED THAT THE LETTERS WERE RACHEL'S PROPERTY BUT IN ORDER TO PUBLISH THEM, WE HAD TO WRITE BACK TO ALL OF THE FOLKS WE'D WRITTEN AND GET WRITTEN PERMISSION TO USE THEIR LETTERS FOR THE BOOK. SO IT TOOK ANOTHER YEAR OR SO TO GET ALL THAT INFORMATION BACK TOGETHER.))
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((YES IT WAS VERY AMAZING TO ME, YOU KNOW. I DIDN'T REALIZE SO MUCH WOULD GO INTO MAKING UP BOOKS.))
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One of the first copies of the book went to Rachels's high school principal.
Elizabeth Lee noticed that the letters shared a common theme.
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((ELIZABETH LEE/RACHEL'S PRINCIPAL; THE ONE THING THAT I SAW CONSTANTLY COMING IN ALMOST EVERY LETTER WAS A MESSAGE TO CARE FOR OTHERS.))
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STAND-UP/ ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE 15- YEAR OLD? WITH MODESTY, SHE SAYS SHE HOPES TO HAVE A FUTURE IN WRITING, PROBABLY FICTION. BUT FOR NOW, IT'S LIFE AS USUAL FOR THE NOT SO AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Winston Cup drivers were in Las Vegas this afternoon.
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And Curtis Staples returned home to a warm welcome a day after he became the king of three.
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S-Race


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Mark Martin picked up his first race of the season this afternoon taking the checkered flag in the Las Vegas 400.
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Rusty Wallace showed he had a strong car early in the race he passed Mark Martin and then Dale Jarrett to take over the lead on lap 33.
Jeff Gordon again having handling problems and he dropped back to the 23-rd position at one point in the race.
South Boston's Jeff burton was the leader with 221 laps to go he led 37 laps before being black flagged for driving to fast on pit road. He dropped to 29-th.
Dale Earnhardt worked his way through traffic and he moved from the 26-th spot to the 10-th spot.
Then the first caution of the day came out when Kenny Irwin spins to the top of the track and then back down however, his car did not hit the wall.
After pit stops on the Caution Jimmy Spencer was the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Martin came back and he would pass Wallace to again lead the race this time with 66 laps to go.
Then Dale Jarrett had some problems he apparently blew an engine and was forced to pull his car to the garage area.
But Martin would hold on and take the checkered flag winning the Las Vegas 400 for his first win of the season.
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Martin's teammate Jeff Burton was second, Rusty Wallace third, Johnny Benson fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.

S-Staples


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Curtis Staples is now in the national record books.
And 410 is the magic number.
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The U-V-A star and former Patrick Henry High School player has broken the Division one record for three point field goals.
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Today he was welcomed home by a church full of family and friends.
He was showered with gifts not to mention encouragement and love.
Staples says this is where it all started.
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Staples broke the record of 409 held by Keith Veney who played at Lamar and Marshall.

S-Lakers


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The Big Apple was full of stars this afternoon as the Los Angeles Lakers came to town to take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
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Patrick Ewing still nursing his broken wrist.
Veteran Herb Williams pressed into action he hits the jumper and the Knicks took a two point lead.
Larry Johnson was in foul trouble early in the first quarter but here he takes it to the hoop for the score.
Los Angeles would come back and take a three point lead when Kobe Bryant pulls up behind the line and hits the three.
The game was close throughout the SUPER=32-L.A. Lakers/89/New

York/101/;second half Eddie Jones with the easy hoop but New York goes on to win the game 101 to 89.
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