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[ANCHOR=Keith]

On News 7 at SIX:
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[VO NAT]
They're still pulling bodies- -from the charred remains of a Roanoke apartment building.
The fire's suspicious and may be linked- -as revenge for a murder sveral hours earlier.
We'll have a full report.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And former Roanoke County drug informant Javier Cruz jumps bond, saying he can't do ten years in prison. [Sports-Head]
[ANCHOR=Mike]


Tonight in sports, Jordan wins another MVP, Steve Mason introduces us to the Floyd County softball team that has overcome the death of team member to make it to regionals.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, we'll see how Wisconsin Stevens Point won the NCAA division three softball title this afternoon at the Moyer Complex in Salem.
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With no clouds around tomorrow, temperatures will climb quickly. We will tell you how high in just a few minutes.

[Timeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sly]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Four bodies have been pulled from a burned out apartment building in downtown Roanoke.
The suspicious fire broke out around 4:30 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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Two buildings were destroyed in the fire. One victim was flown to U-V-A Medical Center in critical condition, suffering burns over his entire body. Firefighters trying to battle the blaze were pushed back by fears the buildings would collapse.
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[**DISSOLVE TO MAP**]
The location is the 500 block of Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke--at the intersection of Church Avenue and Fifth Street. The apartment buildings are diagonally across the street from the Y-M-C-A. The fire may be connected to an earlier shooting. [**DISSOLVE TO TIMELINE PAGE 1**]
Here is a timeline of the events.
At 1:20 a-m after a fight, a shooting occurs in the 300 block of Gilmer Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. 26-year old Kevin Lee Jones tells police that Willie Caldwell shot him. Jones later dies. [**DISSOLVE TO TIMELINE PAGE 2**]
At 4:27am, dispatchers receive a phone call of a fire at 502 Church Avenue. Witnesses tell News 7 Willie Caldwell and his girlfriend lived in the building.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Investigators will remain on the scene of the fire tonight, sifting through what's left, looking for clues.
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Joe Dashiell joins us from the scene with more.
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[Roll Cue: the shooting suspect's girlfriend still fears for her life]
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[SUPER=01-Charlotte Murray/Relative; :40]
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((Stephenie Miller believes she was the intended target of the fire, which she calls was an act of retaliation.
It started a few hours after a shooting here on Gilmer Avenue, where her boyfriend, Willie Caldwell allegedly killed Kevin Lee Jones.
She says Caldwell acted in self defense.
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((STEPHENIE MILLER/SUSPECT'S GIRLFRIEND; THEY WERE FIGHTING EARLIER, THEY JUMPED ON HIM EARLIER AND I'M SAYING HE DID WHAT ANYBODY WOULD HAVE DONE IF THEY WERE IN THAT POSITION. )) [RUNS:11]
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Meanwhile relatives of those unacounted for, held a vigil under a tree across the street from the fire scene.
Charlotte Murray waited for word about her neice and three others who lived on the third floor.

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((CHARLOTTE MURRAY/RELATIVE; NOTHING, WE DON'T, THAT'S WHY WE'RE WAITING NOW, THEY SAID THEY'D HAVE TO WAIT TILL THEY GET INSIDE THE BUILDING TO SEE... I GUESS THAT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE HARDEST THIGNS, TO SIT HERE AND WAIT "NOT KNOWING...")) [RUNS:11]
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Several residents of the building went to the Red Cross for help... Liza Sowers, who says she was once homeless, found herself back on the street, without even a pair of shoes....

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[TIMECODE=1:59:04]
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((LIZA SOWERS/ FIRE VICTIM; IT SEEMS LIKE I WORKED MY WAY UP THE LADDER, WORKED SO HARD TO GET THERE, ONCE YOU DO YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU WORKED SO HARD TO GET THERE, AND SOMEBODY ELSE TAKES IT AWAY OVER SOMETHING SO STUPID.))

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As she waited for help, she also worried about the fate of the four people who lived above here.

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((LIZA SOWERS/FIRE VICTIM; ALL I CAN DO IS HOPE AND PRAY, BUT I KNOW... BUT... AIN'T NOTHING TO DO... )) [RUNS07]
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[Cruz]


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Javier Cruz has skipped the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


The infamous drug dealer- - who'd been out on bond since 1992- -working under-cover for the D-E-A- -called the probation office in Miami Friday and indicated he was already in South America.
Cruz is a native of Columbia.
According to a petition filed in Roanoke today, Cruz said "he could not do ten years in prison."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Javier Cruz]


The U-S attorney's office says it will move to have his 100-thousand dollar bond forfeited. It's an UN-secured bond, and it's unclear whether Cruz has any assets left in this country that the feds could seize.
Cruz was set for sentencing in July.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A killer confessed in court today.
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Miquel Ortiz says he can't remember much about the night he murdered his girlfriend and her mother.
At first he was soft- spoken, telling the judge how he stopped to touch Sharon Casey's face, held her hand and kissed her, even prayed over her lifeless body.
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((I DID IT, BUT IT WASN'T ME... LIKE THE DEVIL WAS THERE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS.))
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[**Keith on ENG**]
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Ortiz was the only suspect. He left a note implicating himself, and made incriminating statements while he held police at bay.
He says now that he was so "spaced out," he can't remember what happened- -can't explain why he went to the Carew Apartments with a gun.
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((How's it feel to shoot a woman in the back of the head? Do you remember that? How's it feel to shoot your girlfriend in the chest. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU ENJOY YOUR JOB DON'T YOU? I ENJOY PUTTING PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THE PENITENTIARY WHERE THEY BELONG, THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Prosecutor Don Caldwell didn't ask for the death penalty, recognizing that the judge who gave Robbie May a LIFE sentence for killing FIVE people would not be inclined to issue a death sentence in THIS case.
Judge Cliff Weckstein gave Ortiz three LIFE sentences.[Roll]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Who will represent a Henry County woman accused of stabbing her baby to death?
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[VO-NAT]
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Sharon Alley had a counsel hearing this morning.
Her acting lawyer says she has not yet hired him to take on her case.
Alley is accused of killing her eight-month old daughter on Mother's Day.
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Authorities say Alley was living with her parents in this Figsboro trailer when she stabbed the little girl in the heart.
If Alley does not soon hire a private attorney, she will be appointed a public defender.
A new counsel hearing has been set for Friday.
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[Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-45 TC 9:18]
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Jury selection got underway today in the first capital murder trial in modern history in Appomattox County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


19- year- old Brandon Wayne Hedrick pleaded "not guilty" today to abducting, raping and killing Lisa Yvonne Crider one year ago.
Crider's body was found in the James River near Bent Creek.. she died of a shotgun blast to the head.
Hedrick told investigators he was only trying to scare Crider when he fired the gun.
Hedrick's alleged acomplice, Trevor Anthony Jones, is expected to testify against him.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawson is seeking the death penalty.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A woman walked away from an apparent suicide attempt after leaping from Roanoke's Wasena Bridge this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say the woman was sitting on the bridge, with her feet dangling.
After blocking off both sides of the bridge, an officer says he was approaching the woman, when she jumped into the Roanoke River.
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((J.W. OTTERMAN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: I WAS PROBABLY 50, 100 FEET AWAY. SHE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING, BUT SHE ACTUALLY STEPPED OFF THE BRIDGE TO THE LITTLE RAILING. AS I BACKED OFF, THERE WAS GENTLEMAN STANDING WITH HER. THEY EXCHANGED SOME TYPE OF WORDS AND SHE JUST DID A BACK- DIVE OFF THE BUILDING.))
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[VO-NAT]


Right after the jump, police say the woman climbed out of the river by herself.
She was then taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for observation.
Authorities have NOT yet released her identity.
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[Twin-Falls]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Autopsy results show a 19-year-old Roanoke County woman suffered fatal head injuries as she tumbled down a waterfall yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


19-year-old Lindsey Bayne was hiking in the Twin Falls area of Floyd County.
Friends say she leaned down to pick a flower, slipped on rocks, and fell 250 to 300 feet down the waterfall -- landing in Bottom Creek Gorge.
Rescue workers say it's not only the slick, mossy rocks that make this area dangerous -- but also snakes.
This is the first death at Twin Falls in ten years.
Rescue workers say that's partly due to the Nature Conservancy's "No Trespassing" signs.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stocks fell in a jittery session dominated by the wait for tommorrow's Federal Reserve meeting and the government's legal assault on Microsoft. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-34 TC 57:43]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Last year, the state Board of Education lifted a decade-old mandate on local schools to teach sex education.
This spring, state lawmakers failed in an effort to reimpose the mandate.
Ellen Qualls reports on the latest fight over one of our touchiest topics.
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(( Right now, Family Life Education in Virginia is "abstinence-based"-- it promotes abstinence, but teaches about birth control and abortion.
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((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: IT'S KIND OF IN SOME WAYS HYPOCRITICAL. YOU SAY WE EXPECT AS SOCIETY FOR YOU TO BE ABSTINENT UNTIL MARRIAGE. BUT HERE'S A CONDOM IN CASE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND. IT'S--laughs--YOU KNOW?))
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Socially conservative groups, like The Family Foundation, want abstinence ONLY taught. [standup]
Now 828-thousands dollars in new federal grant money has come to Virginia for abstinence only pilot programs.
Richmond's public health director turned the money down.
One of the strings attached was this:
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((DR. ANTRONETTE YANCEY/RICHMOND PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF THE CONTEXT OF A MARITIAL RELATIONSHIP, A MONOGAMOUS MARITIAL RELATIONSHIP, IS PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DAMAGING. AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS JUST NOT A SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT. THAT IS A MORAL STATEMENT.))
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[SOT 09:55:46]

((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: THAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT. THAT'S REALITY. IF DR. YANCEY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT REALITY, THAT'S REALITY-- THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THIS NATION SPENDS AS A RESULT OF TEEN PREGNANCIES AND OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHS.))
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So expect the battle to be about how it's taught, rather than whether sex ed's taught at all right now in Virginia schools.

Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight in sports, the folks from Wisconsin leave Salem with the NCAA championship trophy, another NFL star is lending his services to the all-star football camp this summer in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]


And Steve Mason has the story of the Floyd County girl's softball team that has made it all the way to regionals despite the death of teammate earlier in the season.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[TAPE#=SP-6]
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Title Towm crowned another champion this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The N-C-DOUBLE-A Softball Tournament championship game pitted Chapman University against Wisconsic Stevens Point.


The Pointers take a 2-1 lead into the sixth. Cari Briley buys some insurance bringing home Kelly Rutta for the score.
[SUPER=34-Wisc-Stevens Point/3/Chapman/1/;]


Chapman stranded 11 runners on base. The Pointers defense was the key all season.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Next weekend Salem will host the N-C-Double-A Division Three Baseball Tournament.


[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Floyd County and Parry meet tomorrow in the Region C softball tournament.
The Lady Buffaloes have displayed great character in a season with losses on and, more importantly; off the diamond. Steve Mason explains.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Pursiful/Floyd Co. First Base; 1:00]
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((The Lady Buffaloes enter the Region C tournament at 16 and 4; an exceptional record and season considering fourth year . coach Wes Starkey had to replace 7 starters from a year ago. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Ironically; Pursiful will attend Emory and Henry next year where she will play basketball and volleyball; yet she was selected to the VHSL west all star team as a first baseman. ((:))
Pursiful and Poff are the only two seniors on the team. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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[pinnacle page 18094]
And coaches don't forget with regional action beginning this week, the only way to get your scores on the air is to give us call toll free at 1-800-777-WDBJ.
We'll have highlights from a number of first round regional games later tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Braves vs. Astros; :00]


On the big league diamond this afternoon, the Atlanta Braves recorded their fifth shutout of the season by beating the Astros 6-to-2.
Danny Bautista drove in two of the Braves's runs.
[super=35-Atlanta/4/Houston/0;]


Chipper Jones had three hits and this defensive gem to help Tom Glavine complete the shutout.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=mlb]


Elsewhere this afternoon the Marlins beat the Cardinals 7-to-3, The Mariners topped the Jays 9-to-4.

And the A's blanked the White Sox 14-to-nothing.[S-Hamilton]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=ALL-STAR CLINICS]


Tiki and Ronde Barber won't be the only current NFL stars working at the three day Roanoke all-star football clinic here in Roanoke next Month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/Last Season; :00]


Keith Hamilton, a former Friday Football Extra standout at Heritage, and for the past 6 years a defensive lineman with the New York Giants, will join the Barbers and a number of other former area high school greats June 29th through July 1st.
For information on the camp pick up a brochure at your local Kroger.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-10]
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And finally tonight here's a real shocker!
Michael Jordan has been named the most valuable player in the NBA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]


This afternoon Jordan picked up his fifth such honor from another former great, Hall of famer Bill Russell.
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