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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: we'll hear from relatives of one of the little girls possibly switched at birth at U-V-a.
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And the seventh fire at Willow River Apartments has residents ready to break the lease to get out.
A 10-year old suspect remains in custody. His family says yesterday's fire indicates the real arsonist remains at large.
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[Switched-Babies]


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The families of Rececca Chittum and Callie Johnson will have to wait at least another week before learning if the two girls were switched at birth.
Today members of the Chittum family talked about last week's meeting with Callie's mother, Paula Johnson.
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Eric Earnhart is in Buena Vista with details.
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[Willow-River]


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The boy who was charged with starting one of the fires that have terrorized a Salem apartment complex was denied bond today.
His Mother told me her ten- year- old "didn't do it."
And the child's grandmother says the fact that the worst of all the fires happened AFTER the boy was in custody proves that the "REAL arsonist" is still at large.
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Meanwhile, the people whose complex has been hit by seven fires in the last two weeks are ready to leave.
Scott Goldberg has been talking to them.
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Keith, when police said a ten- year- old was responsible for the first few fires, Willow River Residents wondered how a such a young kid could be such a raging arsonist.
Then, when yesterday's fire left 12 families homeless, they wondered why police told them the danger was gone after the boy was arrested.
But at this point they've given up trying to figure things out.
The fact is both apartments and nerves have been badly damaged.
And lots of people who live at Willow River just want to get out of there.
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(( It might be too little too late.
Some residents and lots of police have begun patrolling the fire-torn complex.
But there are many who are too tired and too scared to join the search for whoever may be starting these fires.
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Shamesha Custer, like her neighbors, is leaving.
Even if it means going to court to get out of their leases.
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((VIRGINIA VASSEY: AND IF I HAVE TO I'LL PUT IT IN THE NEWSPAPER. VIRGINIA VASSEY IS LEAVING. I DON'T GIVE A FLIP IF YOU SUE ME. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO I AM LEAVING. )) [RUNS07]
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They've run out of patience.
Police are saying very little about the investigation.
And because these residents think an arsonist is on the loose, they don't want to spend another sleepless night at Willow River.
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((SCOTT KINNEY: WE JUST DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE BECAUSE WE CAN'T LIVE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.)) [RUNS05]
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Today Salem police said they realize they gave people a false sense of security after they announced on Friday that everything would be O-K.
They believed they had the right person.
And they never would've guessed such a destructive fire would break out Sunday.
State police have taken over the investigation into THAT fire.
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Keith.

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Still to come in the newscast-
Roanoke's Housing Authority takes a close look at a controversial proposal to sell land to a church.
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And,
Bell Atlantic is trying to communicate with its striking workers.
We'll have the latest on how this is effecting local phone service when the news continues.
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The strike against Bell Atlantic rolls on as hundreds of workers turn out at the picket lines again this morning.


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Local customers could feel the crunch if they call for service or repair. Bell Atlantic managment is filling in for striking workers in those departments. 350 people showed up to picket Bell Atlantic on Airport Road-- workers demonstrated in Danville too. Bell Atlantic officials are still in negotiations with workers.
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((MIKE RIELEY/BELL ATLANTIC SPOKESMAN:THE CONTRACT COULD BE ARRIVED AT AT ANY MOMENT AND I HOPE IT'S THIS MOMENT. THE LAST STRIKE WE HAD LASTED 23 DAYS AND I HOPE THIS ONE DOESN'T LAST THAT LONG))
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Communication Workers of America strikers want better benefits from Bell Atlantic. Vacation time and an end to forced overtime are among the demands. They say the strike is not about money-- they just want more time off. More than 73-thousand workers are striking nationwide.
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The chairman of the Roanoke housing authority board says the agency will search for a fair solution to a recent controversy involving property in Gainsboro.
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Joe Dashiell has more on the dispute and today's developments.
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Christopher Lee Fisher does NOT think the beers he consumed prior to last year's accident that killed a seven-year old girl contributed to the crash.
Fisher, who was behind the wheel when his pick-up collided with a car in Shawsville, told a judge he still feels he was O-K to drive and that he did everything he could to avoid the other driver.
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Samantha Rentch was thrown from the bed of the truck and killed.
Fisher's blood alcohol content registered twice the legal limit and he later pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter, D-U-I and possession of marijuana.
Today-- a judge sentenced Fisher to TWO years in prison on the involuntary manslaughter charge after Fisher testified he's turned his life around.
He enrolled in a treatment program and says he's been sober and drug free since the accident.
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Christopher Fisher was immediately taken to jail.

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A manufactured home company is catering to the upper crust.
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Mod-U-Kraf Homes named its newest model, the Wellington.
The three-story manufactured home has four bedrooms and three- and- a- half baths.
It costs 280-thousand-dollars.
Mod-U-Kraf says it's trying to boost its image -- and ditch that mobile home stigma.
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The company is targeting young doctors and lawyers, especially at Smith Mountain Lake.
But if the size and the price of the Wellington are a bit much, Mod-U-Kraf still hopes the luxury cabinets and light fixtures will dazzle you.
After all, you can order those even for the standard ranch.
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Coming up tonight in sports, Mark Martin's fairytale season is uninterupted by a real life nightmare, our preseason Friday Football Extra previews continue with the Glenvar Highlanders.
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And we'll check in with Denise Allen at Virginia Tech as she talks with some of the top freshman recruits in the class of 98.
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Fans of NASCAR star Mark Martin, who have been complaining about Jeff Gordon winning too many races found out along with the rest of the racing community today that winning doesn't matter nearly as much as losing, especially when relatives are involved.
Martin's father Julian along with Mark's step-mother and step sister, were killed in a private plane crash in Ely, Nevada near the Utah border on Saturday.
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Martin was unaware of this tragedy while he raced in yesterday's Winston Cup event at Watkins Glen, in which he finished second.
Martin was not informed of the tragedy until sometime after the race.
He asks that any contributions in lieu of flowers be made to Motor Racing Outrreach.
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Virginia Tech's highly touted freshman recruits spent the weekend adjusting to their new home, both on and off the field.
And as Denise Allen reports that means new roles for these former high school standouts.
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Since arriving on campus Friday, these players have spent a lot of their time off the field getting to know their new teammates.
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Former William Fleming runningback Lee Suggs says he's worked harder this summer than ever before. He even participated in two a days with Fleming before coming to Tech.
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Luke Owens, a linemen from Grundy, played both offense and defense in high school.
Quarterback Michael Vick, was ranked the third best player in the state and fifth QB in the nation after his senior season at Warwick High in Norfolk.
And Suggs recieved several All America honors as well.
But all three may be red-shirted this season.
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Jefferson Forest's Jake Grove won't play for Tech this season. The offensive lineman hurt his knee in an all star game.

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The Glenvar Highlanders are young but coach Brian Hooker says they've got more speed and a good work ethic.
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He hopes that translates into players that learn quickly and a team that gels.
His defense only returns four starters and offensively his only returning starters are three year starting QB Seth Noonkester and lineman Eric Monclova.
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The Carolina Panthers new multi-million dollar man Sean Gilbert will miss this weekend's exhibition game with the Buffalo Bills.
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The big defensive tackle messed up ligaments in his thumb Saturday night against Jacksonville.
He had surgery on the thumb yesterday, and doctors will reevaluate the injury next Monday to determine when he will return to action.

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The Washington Redskins got back to work today at four o'clock today in Frostburg as they began fine tuning their erratic offense that was anything but stellar against the Dolphins on Saturday night.
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However, they are having to do their fine tuning without Michael Westbrook.
The often injured wide receiver missed the Dolphins' game and will be out of action for at least this week of camp due to a leg infection.
Westbrook, had the same infection known as cellulitis with lymphangitis on the same spot on the same leg last year.


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And finally, the Atlanta Braves have sent ole time relief king Mark Wohlers back to the minor leagues.
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The veteran pitcher will be joining the triple-A Richmond Braves for the second time this summer.
He was with them back in July. Upon returning to Atlanta on July 16th he gave up 13 runs and walked 15 batters in just four and a third innings.
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Recent real estate reassessments are the root of a controversy in Buena Vista.
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The new values mean residents will have to shell out more money for taxes.
Jean Jadhon is in the Newsroom with more.
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Officials are blaming the hike in the real estate taxes on the 39-million dollar flood protection wall.
But that isn't washing with residents.
Tonight they'll be getting together to talk about the jump in rates.
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We'll have the latest from the meeting coming up at 11, plus the day's sports and weather.
Keith?

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