Up next on News 7 at 6, A Bedford County man is murdered, allegedly by members of his own family.
And they're coming up short on food, fuel and bullets. Budget cuts hit the Virginia National Guard.
And coming up, A rough day at Texas for the Winston Cup Drivers the Orioles win at home.
And the Express takes a 2 games to one lead on the Blizzard in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Clear, Dry Air settles over the region tonight-- Widespread frost is the result.
Details coming up.
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Police in Bedford arrested two men in connection with a murder there last night.
Officers went to 203 South Street just after 9:30pm to investigate a report someone was choking.
They found the body of 35-year-old Jeffery Oneil Kirkland of Bedford.
Police say they believe Kirkland was severely beaten, but they don't know the exact cause of death.
The victim's nephew, Robert Junior Wright, and brother, William Henry Kirkland Junior, both of Bedford, were charged with murder, and are being held in the Bedford County Jail.
Cuts in funding may be jeopardizing operations at the Virginia Army National Guard.
As David Johnson explains, there's concern that soldiers may not be getting the training they need.
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((These weekend training drills usually happen in places like Fort Pickett in Virginia or A.P. Hill.
But budget reductions have cut back on those training trips--and also cut back on basic supplies, members of the guard say are needed.
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((MAJOR BOB HUNT/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; WE'RE SHORT ON RATION MONEY. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR FOOD. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR FUEL. WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY FOR OUR AMMUNITION AND LESS AMMUNITION.))
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With less fuel, guard units can't make as many trips to the usual training facilities.
So, they're having to make due with sites including the national forest, Carvin's Cove and a boy scout camp in pulaski, that lack essential military training equipment.
Some guard members say the changes could prove costly on the battlefield.
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((SGT. MIKE MITCHELL/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; IF WE EVER DO GET ACTIVATED AND WE DON'T HAVE THE PROPER TRAINING, IT COULD COST LIVES.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE ROANOKE BATTALION IS DESCRIBED AS A SOLID UNIT. BUT HOW WILL SUCH TRAINING AFFECT ITS REAL WORLD READINESS? OPINIONS AMONG THE SOLDIERS ARE VARIED.))
((HUNT: I THINK THAT THE IMPACT RIGHT NOW IS PROBABLY NEGLIGIBLE. BUT I THINK IF IT CONTINUES IN THIS DIRECTION, WE'LL SEE SOME IMPACT.))
((PFC CAROL SABO/VA. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; WE ADAPT AND OVERCOME. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN'T BE EXACTLY WHERE WE NEED TO BE DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T BE PREPARED.))
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The guard says it's doing its part to make the best of a pretty bad situation and to make sure no partially-prepared soldier ever enters a combat situation.
David Johnson, News 7.))[Tease#1]
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Straight ahead on News 7--
With President Clinton back from his trip to Africa a university professor talks about how Clinton can continue building good relations with African countries.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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A West African native who now resides in the U-S, hopes the American government will capitalize on President Clinton's recent visit to Africa.
Biology professor Samuel Pieh (PEE-Ah) says the current trading relationship with the U-S is oppressing African countries.
He hopes Clinton's recent visit will bring about a positive change.
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He says a win-win trade situation between the U-S and Africa could happen if both sides concentrate on the positive aspects of Clinton's visit.
The President visited six African countries over a 12-day period, hoping to persude African nations they could benefit economically by becoming democracies.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes where it's never gone before.
And a user-friendly I-R-S?
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in the News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review:
Another record on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average spent a few minutes Friday above the nine-thousand mark.
A definite milestone.
But how significant is it?
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: THE NUMBER 9000 ITSELF IS NOT PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT. WE DO PAY ATTENTION TO THESE 1000-POINT BARRIERS. BUT FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE FOUND IT VERY EASY TO GO THROUGH THESE 1000-POINT BARRIERS AND GO ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL.))
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So far, the Dow is up almost 14 percent this year.
Making other business headlines,
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Norfolk Southern said it's still the country's safest major railroad, despite what happened this week in Lynchburg.
It was N-S's second major derailment in a month.
Safety is a big concern to N-S as it moves into the final phase of its merger with Conrail.
Credit Unions won a battle in the war with banks.
The U-S House of Representatives passed a bill that would let credit unions expand beyond their traditional membership base.
The Senate still has to vote.
It's all smiles at the Internal Revenue Service.
The kinder, gentler tax collector is open Saturdays to help you this tax season.
And the I-R-S website is chock full of taxpaying tips.
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On Wall Street, the Dow finished the week up 137-points.
The Nasdaq gained 27 and closed at a record high of 18-55.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))[Dig-Folo]
A Radford University anthropology class has had some success in its search for graves at an historic cemetary in Northwest Roanoke.
The group is looking for unmarked graves in the "McClanahan Cemetary".
At least eight pits were found during the archaeological dig.
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((CLIFF BOYD/ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR; IN A WAY WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED OUR MISSION IN SEEING THAT THERE ARE SOME GRAVES WIDELY SCATTERED IN THIS AREA. THEY AT LEAST HAVE SOME BETTER BOUNDARIES NOW TO SAY THIS IS A CEMETARY. THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD PROTECT. THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD MAINTAIN.))
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[OUT Q=we should maintain.]
As many as 100 people are believed to be buried in the cemetary.
It has not been determined how long it will take to locate each pit.
Boyd says he may return in the fall with another class to continue the search.
The Sons of the American Revolution plan to restore the private lot once all of the graves are located.
And coming up, The Lakers beat the Pistons in overtime Denise Allen will introduce us to some young gymnasts in the valley.
And the Texas 500 got off to a wild start with a 10 car wreck on the second lap.
Mark Martin used a two tire pit stop on a caution to take over the lead and win the Texas 500 this afternoon.
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The Drivers got a little anxious on the second lap of the race. Cars get together in the middle of the track causing a wreck that involved 10 cars including Dale Earnhardt, Rick Mast and John Andretti, who's car caught on fire.
Jeff Gordon was also caught up in the crash but he managed to take his car to the pits.
The Race was red Flagged while the tracks crew made some minor repairs.
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After the re-start the lead would change several times. Jeff Burton pulled to the front and he was the leader with 240 laps to go.
Another caution came out moments later when Greg Sacks and Geoff Bodine get together Sacks slams into the outside wall he had to be cut out of the car.
Jeremey Mayfield the leader at the halfway mark blew a tire and had to pit he went a lap down before returning to the track.
The cars went about 50 laps before the 8-th caution came out when Dave Marcis blew an engine with less than 30 laps to go.
Martin came out of the pits in first place and he pulled away from Chad Little taking the checkered Flag in the Texas 500.
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Little, Martin's teammate was second, Robert Pressley third, Joe Nemechek fourth and Johnny Benson fifth.[S-Orioles]
A beautiful day at Camden Yard as the Orioles hosted the Tigers in game three of a weekend set.
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The Tiger dugout looks relaxed at the start of the game.
Baltimnore would come out and score in the bottom of the first. Rafael Palimerio hits this line drive to left centerfield scoring a run to make it 1 to nothing.
But the Tigers rallied in the top of the second Raul Casanova hits this shot off the scoreboard in right field scoring Luis Gonzalez to tie the score at 1 to 1.
The next batter Billy Ripken sends this pitch up
the middle into centerfield scoring Casanova to make it 2 to 1 but Baltimore wins it 6 to 3.
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The Roanoke Express took a two games to one lead on Huntington in the Kelly Cup playoffs last night beating the Blizzard 5 to 2.
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Loco, The Express mascot, getting the crowd ready for the game.
The Blizzard would get on the board in the first period Jamie Sokolsky fires the slap into the net for a 1 to nothing score in the period.
But the Express comes right back Mike Peron gets out on the break and for the score and the Express tied the game at 1 to 1 still in the first period.
Roanoke fell behind by a goal but got it back when
J.C. Ruid scores the goal to end the first period and Roanoke wins it 5 to 2.
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