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[7E-Chandler]


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A reprieve from Governor Gilmore is the only thing that will keep a former Halifax County track star from being executed tonight.
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25-year old Lance Antonio Chandler was convicted of shooting and killing convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.


Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
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Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Lance Chandler's last appeal.


[7E-Smith-Holland]


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A total of one-hundred and nineteen years in jail was handed down to TWO Campbell County men convicted of shooting a convenience store clerk.
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Prosecutors say 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith was the triggerman in last August's robbery at Foster Fuels.
Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head before fleeing the store without getting any money.
Doctors say it's a miracle Longerbeam survived the attack.
Smith was sentenced to 70 years in the prison.. his accomplice Rodney Keith Holland was given a 49-year term.
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The second Pittsylvania County law official in a week was arrested yesterday on sex crimes charges.
25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham was arrested for having sex with a female inmate.
Barksdale was a jailer at the time the alleged sex acts occurred.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a minor over the age of 15.
This arrest comes a day after the arrest of a probation and parole officer.

[7E-Carilion]


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Roanoke city officials say it's the biggest boost for downtown in almost eighteen years.
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At a press conference yesterday morning, the mayor announced Carilion is transferring more than four hundred office workers to the First Union building on Jefferson Street.
The city is paying Carilion half a million dollars as an incentive.
In return, Carilion will pay for downtown parking and has promised it will stay downtown for at least five years.
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((TOM ROBERTSON/PRESIDENT: CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE HAVE NEEDED SPACE FOR SOME TIME FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE LOOKED AT OPTIONS OF BUILDING OR LEASING SPACE AND FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT THIS MADE A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK IT ALSO MAKES A CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DOWNTOWN VITALITY AND WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN SEEING THE CITY AND ITS DOWNTOWN AREA THRIVE.))


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The city expects downtown shops and restaurants to benefit from the influx of new workers.
Nearby business owners said they're looking forward to increased foot traffic in the area.
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[7E-Tobacco-Market]


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This year's unusual weather has had an effect on Danville's tobacco warehouses.
All six will be closed until Monday.
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Warehouse owners say their leaf supply is down because the weather has delayed this year's crop.
This flue-cured tobacco has already been sold to processing plants.
Now warehouses must wait for plants to mature so farmers can harvest.
Owners agreed it's just too expensive to operate when there's little or no tobacco in the warehouses.
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Danville's tobacco market will be back in business Monday.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Expect sunny skies, some light breezes and an overall pleasant summer day.
Highs will be in the low- to mid-80's.
Skies remain clear overnight, with lows dropping into the upper-50's.
The extended forecast shows more sunshine...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 8/14/98
Friday:
Anniversary:
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Twins!
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One set of grandparents in the U-V-A baby switch case apparently wasn't pleased with Paula Johnson's National T-V appearance Monday morning.
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W-T Robey, the lawyer representing Rebecca Chittum's maternal grandparents says the Rogers' family didn't know Johnson was going to show a video of the girls' first meeting.
Robey says Johnson's media appearances will help his case if it comes down to a custody battle.
A spokesman for Paula Johnson's lawyer says the families have since smoothed things over.
So far all sides say they're working together in determining what's best for the children.
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[45E-VMI]


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At Virginia Military Institute, 443 men and 34 women have started the drills in the annual rat line.
It's a 6 month regimen of physical and mental discipline.
Keith Humphry takes us to the first day.
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None of them made it into the cadre, the elite corps of upperclassmen who administer the training.
Melissa Williams recalls her own experience- -but it's all a blur now... she was so exhausted by the time it all began.
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It's more than a test of physical endurance- -designed by men who can all say THEY survived it.
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The annual state convention for Black Masons is underway this week in Lynchburg.
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More than 300 members are expected to attend the 105th Grand Communication which got underway yesterday and runs through Sunday.
The Masons are a fraternal organization whose many charitable activities include reaching out to young people in their communities.
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Masons say their work is based on their strong Christian beliefs.
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Time now to take a look at the Thursday forecast--
We'll keep the sunny weather today, with highs warming into the lower 80s.
Clear overnight, with lows again falling in to the mid and upper 50s.
The extended outlook stays the same through the weekend, with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures..
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He was a Halifax County high school track star...but today he's on death row, awaiting his execution tonight.
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25-year old Lance Antonio Chandler was convicted of shooting and killing convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.


Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
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Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Lance Chandler's last appeal.


[8E-Smith-Holland]


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Two Campbell county men convicted of shooting a convenience store clerk received a combined sentence of more than a hundred years in prison.
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Prosecutors say 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith was the triggerman in last August's robbery at Foster Fuels.
Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head before fleeing the store without getting any money.
Doctors say it's a miracle Longerbeam survived the attack.
Smith was sentenced to 70 years in the prison.. his accomplice Rodney Keith Holland was given a 49-year term.
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[8E-Barksdale]


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Sex crime charges have been filed against another Pittsylvania county law official.
25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham was arrested for having sex with a female inmate.
Barksdale was a jailer at the time the alleged sex acts occurred.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a minor over the age of 15.
This arrest comes a day after the arrest of a probation and parole officer.

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Coffee bars have long been trendy in bigger cities, but now downtown Roanoke has two places to sip and savor.

Tina Tenret reports.
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Checking today's weather outlook--
Sunny and pleasant again today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Staying clear tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The four day forecast is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies through the weekend...
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