On News 7 at SIX tonight, we'll hear from mourners at the funeral for six young people killed last week on the Inte
And America's first lady visits another President's home in Virginia horse country... in an effort to save Montpelier.
Tonight in sports, Lee Shirley rolls into the final of the women's state am in Hot Springs.
Daniel Berthiaume, the Express goalie is talking tonight.
Corey Reed is winning another honor.
And baseball finally has a fulltime commissioner without an interim title, as Bud Selig steps up to the plate.
Scattered showers are leaving the region, and a bit cooler air will arrive for the weekend. Look for a sunny forecast coming your way shortly.
A Fouth of July accident on Interstate 81 claimed 7 lives.
Today hundreds of mourners paid their respects at funeral services for 6 of the victims.
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Joe Dashiell is in Buena Vista tonight.
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A six-year old murder mystery-- with clues spanning the Commonwealth-- may have been solved.
29-year old David Deshazo is charged with killing his Navy roommate in 1992.
The former Sailor was arrested yesterday in Franklin County.
His alleged victim-- Jerry McClendon-- was smothered to death at his home near the Little Creek Naval Base in Virginia Beach.
McClendon's decomposed body was found weeks later in a wooded area in southern Henry County.
Authorities believe Deshazo moved the body from Virginia Beach using a U-haul truck.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office-- which made the arrest-- says some murder cases take time to solve.
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Deshazo is being held without bond in a Virginia Beach jail.
Authorities say they've also identified a female co-conspirator in the murder, but she has not been arrested.
A Bedford County man who killed his wife and baby boy has lost his latest bid to avoid the death penalty.
Kenneth Stewart's appeal has been turned down by the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond.
Stewart came close to being executed a couple of years ago for the murder of his wife Cynthia and his six-month-old son.
He won a stay so he could pursue more appeals, focusing on psychiatric testimony and jury instructions.
But in an opinion made public today, the Fourth Circuit said Stewart has failed to come up with any new evidence regarding his mental state at the time of the murders.
Liz Haysom is now eligible for parole, but she won't going anywhere this year.
The Virginia Parole board has denied parole to the Bedford County heiress for a second time.
She and her college boyfriend, Jens Soering, fantasized about eliminating her parents, because her folks disapproved of their daughter dating the German- born honor student.
Once he killed them, she said she never seriously intended for them to be harmed. But she was convicted as an accessory after the fact and sentenced to serve 90 years.
Jens Soering is serving two life terms, still maintaining he's innocent.
Express Mart convenience stores are getting a new name and a new owner.
21-stores located throughout Southside Virginia are being acquired by Fas-Mart-- a Richmond-based company.
The Express Mart chain wasn't planning to sell until it was aggressively approached by Fas-Mart.
The buyout is expected to close August 17th-- but the terms of the deal aren't being released.
Besides the name change, Express Mart customers should notice very few changes.
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((DON GIBSON/EXPRESS MART EXECUTIVE VP: THERE'LL BE VERY FEW CHANGES AS FAR AS THE OPERATION GOES. ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE BEING OFFERED JOBS AND IT LOOKS LIKE ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES WILL BECOME FAS MART EMPLOYEES. SO THE CUSTOMERS AND THE EMPLOYEES WILL SEE VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE.))
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The Express Mart acquisition increases Fas-Mart's store count to 88 and estimated annual revenues in excess of 180-million dollars.
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The home of a native son President hosts a national effort to save historic sites.
We'll have more from Montpelier a little later on News-7 at Six.
And some local chiropractors recently traded medical secrets with doctors in China where they learned the finer points of acupuncture.
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"The origin and outset of the American Republic contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived."
So wrote President James Madison.
Today, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton reminded America of its Virginia origins.
Ellen Qualls reports from Montpelier.
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(( The lifelong home of America's fourth president-- James Madison, the architect of the Constitution.
The home of the indefatigable Dolley Madison... visited again finally by a new First Lady.
Mrs. Clinton recounts a story of Mrs. Madison's flight from the White House when the British took Washington in 1814.
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((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: INSTEAD SHE DECIDED SHE HAD TO STAY BEHIND TO COLLECT THE MOST VALUABLE ITEMS OF THE HOUSE. THOSE WERE NOT THE ACCOUNT BOOKS OF THE HOUSE. THOSE WERE NOT HER PERSONAL POSSESSIONS. THOSE WERE ITEMS THAT REPRESENTED THE FOUNDING OF OUR REPUBLIC.))
So as a kickoff to President Clinton's "Save America's Treasures" campaign, Montpelier got a promise of 16- million dollars from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a newly appointed Montpelier board.
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((RICHARD MOE/NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION: THIS IS WHERE HE CAME TO BE REFRESHED AND TO BE INSPIRED. THIS IS WHERE HE DID MUCH OF HIS THINKING, STUDYING, AND WRITING THAT EARNED HIM THE TITLE FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION.))
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((MONTPELIER'S ONLY BEEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR 11 YEARS. EIGHT YEARS AFTER MADISON'S DEATH, IT WAS SOLD TO PAY OFF A FAMILY GAMBLING DEBT. IT WAS PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE DUPONT FAMILY UNTIL THE NATIONAL TRUST ACQUIRED IT IN 1984.))
TV pioneer and People for the American Way founder Norman Lear is also giving a million dollars to preserve and catalogue the papers of the Founding Fathers.
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((NORMAN LEAR: THAT'S WHAT THESE PAPERS WERE ALL ABOUT: PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF OUR INTERGENERATIONAL COMMITMENTS. OUR PROMISES TO PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE IDEALS THAT THIS NATION STANDS FOR.))
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((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: NONE OF US OWN OUR NATION'S PAST, BUT WE ARE ALL CARETAKERS OF IT.))
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After years of neglect, Montpelier's ready for its caretakers.
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It was a mixed day of trading on Wall Street.
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The Dow dropped 85 points closing at 9 thousand 90.
NASDAQ gained 5 points for its second consecutive record close.
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Senior Citizens are often the target of scams.
A conference held today at Northside Middle school may help change that.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte sponsored the meeting.
It attracted older citizens from all over Virginia.
They had a chance to ask questions and pick up information on social security, Medicare fraud, and telemarketing scams.
Professionals gave them pointers on how to protect themselves from becoming an easy target.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: IF IT GETS TO THAT NEXT LINE IT IS A SCAM. DON'T DO IT. HANG UP THE PHONE. UNFORTUNATLEY THERE ARE A LOT OF FRAUDULENT CHARITIES OR CHARITIES THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN ETHICAL THAT WILL CALL YOU LOOKING FOR DONATIONS. JIM FICHTEN/PARTICIPANT: THE MATERIAL THAT THEY HAVE AVAILABLE FOR US TO PICK UP AND THE INFORMATION THAT THEY IMPARTED WAS JUST WONDERFUL.))
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About 150 people participated in the forum.
Most said they wanted more discussions like today's event.
East meets west and trades ideas, it's been a concept since the open door policy between China and America.
Now a Roanoke Acupuncturist is cross training with Chinese doctors to bring a little traditional medicine into his modern practice.
Dr. Michael Becker and a delegation of Virginia and California chiropractors just spent two weeks in China learning how the ancient science is performed there.
Becker says it was a cultural and medical exchange he can incorporate into his practice as both a doctor of chiropractic medicine and an acupuncturist.
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The learning worked both ways.
Becker says one of the American doctors treated a Chinese colleague for back pain.
It was so successful that a group of Chinese doctors soon lined up for Western-style treatment.
Coming up tonight in sports here on News 7, baseball has a full-time commissioner, Radford alumnus Corey Reed gets another honor, we'll talk with Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume.
And head up to the Cascades in Hot Springs where Roy Stanley reports on the semi-finals of the women's state amateur.
The all-star break ends tonight in the big leagues as the players return to action, and a full-time commissioner begins his reign over the sport.
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After six years of serving with an interim label attached to his title, Bud Selig was unanimously selected to the commissioner's post this afternoon by the owners.
He has owned the Milwaukee Brewers since 1970, but he will now give up that title, and put the team in a trust.
He is the first owner to be named to the position of commissioner.
Lee Shirley will defend her title at the Women's State Amateur Championship on the Cascades course in Hot Springs tomorrow.
This afternoon, Shirley beat her hometown rival Dot Bolling in the semi finals.
Roy Stanley has more from the Homestead.
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((Bolling and Shirley have competed against each other before in local tournaments in and around the Valley.
After winning holes, 1, 4 and 6 on the front Shirley would go two up at the turn.
And while Bolling was staying close off the tee her putting game was way above par.))
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((Shirley would win three straight holes on the back side.
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((Shirley advances to the championship and a match against Catalina Durall who beat high school junior Jeannie Murphy 4 and 3.))
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To make things even more interesting, Durall is not only playing in her first amateur championship, but she is also 4 months pregnant.
Now that the Roanoke Express general manager and head coach are intact, the team is now starting the process of solidifying the team roster.
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According to sources, goalie Daniel Berthiaume has come to terms on a new contract and should sign soon. He led the ECHL in goals against, giving up just two and a half a game. Today he commented on the coaching change.
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New G. M. Tony Mancuso is taking a hands off approach as far as the hockey teams is concerned, but his energy for the game has impressed Berthiaume.
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Tomorrow, Steve Mason will take us fishing with Berthiaume and Express teammate Tim Christian at Smith Mountain Lake.
Radford University would like to be able to reel in Corey Reed for another year of eligibility.
This afternoon the former RU hoopster added another honor to his long list
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of accomplishments as he was named the Big South Conference's scholar athlete of the year.
Reed was a first team academic all-american and he was the leading scorer on the Highlanders' first ever NCAA tournament team.
He graduated from RU with a 3 point 9 grade point average in chemistry.
He also made the Dean's list each and every semester while at Radford.
While the boxing world waits to see if and when MIke Tyson will reapply for his boxing license now that his one year suspension is up, his promoter Don King is making news.
King has been on trial in New York on charges that he faked a contract to cheat Lloyd's of London out $350 thousand dollars on an insurance policy.
The 10 week trial ended with a federal jury finding him innocent of all charges.
King shook the hand of each juror on his way out of court.
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Coming up on News 7 at 11 a local organization wants something done about drunk driving.
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Jean Jadhon is in our Newsroom with that story.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking their mission to the Mountain top.
The organization will be rallying tonight at the Mill Mountain Star.
They want to turn the star red whenever there's been a fatal accident involving alcohol or drugs.
Recently Roanoke City Council voted against turning the star red because they said it should not be used for individual messages.
We'll hear why the group is so determined to let their light shine
tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith?
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