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Coming up on News 7-
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The stock market takes a huge tumble dropping more than 500 points.
A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk is executed tonight.
Fire at a restaurant in South Roanoke.
And a live report just moments before the Titanic Video goes on sale.
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News 7 is next.

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From Wall Street to Main street- investors take a hit after a disastrous day in the Stock market.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Dow Jones Industrials plummeted a near record of 512-points- dropping below the 8-thousand mark for the first time in seven months.
The huge slide wiped out all of this years gains- So far, no one seems to know what to expect tomorrow morning.
(MEE-KA Bruh-ZHIN-ski) Mika Brzezinski is following the story- and joins us with the latest from New York.
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(( GOOD EVENING FROM NEW YORK... Investors are holding their breath tonight..perhaps "all" night. They are waiting to see whether the market can shake itself back to life after taking a monday mugging.
-- IT WAS A ROUT ON WALL STREET. AND NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TUESDAY MORNING. THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS PLUMMETED A NEAR RECORD 512 POINTS... DROPPING BELOW THE 8-THOUSAND MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN MONTHS. THE SLIDE WIPING OUT ALL OF THIS YEAR'S GAINS. M. Cary Leahey, Chief Economist, High Frequency Economics
TRADING ON THE FLOOR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND OTHER MARKETS WAS FRANTIC. HARDEST HIT WERE TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET STOCKS. IN FACT, FOR EVERY SEVEN STOCKS THAT WENT DOWN, ONLY ONE ROSE. ANALSYTS SAY THE MARKETS HAVEN'T HIT BOTTOM YET.
Thom Calandra, CBS Marketwatch Everyone's waiting for a climax to this..
THE PROBLEMS BEGAN LAST WEEK AS RUSSIA WAS PLUNGED INTO ECONOMIC AND POLITICALLY INSTABILITY. U-S STOCKS WERE ALREADY UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE WITH ECONOMIC PROBLEMS ACROSS ASIA AND SPREADING INTO LATIN AMERICA.
Emily Church, CBS Marketwatch "Asia's problems hurt US business, and when corporate profits go down, so do the markets."

AFTER THE DROP, THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION MOVED QUICKLY TO CALM THE MARKETS BY REMINDING INVESTORS OF THE STRONG U-S ECONOMY. BUT EXPERTS SAY IF THE MARKETS CONTINUE TO SLIDE, THAT ECONOMY COULD BE THREATENED. M-B, CBS NEWS NEW YORK))




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Johnile DuBois fatally shot a Portsmouth convenience store clerk in a 1991 robbery.
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He admitted it in court and cooperated with prosecutors against his co-defendants.
In return, prosecutors did NOT seek the death penalty.
But that was NOT justice to a Portsmouth judge, who imposed a death sentence anyway.
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Tonight, Johnile Dubois was executed at Greensville Correctional Center at nine-oh-nine.

Eleven members of the victim's family witnessed the execution.[Fralin]


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Horace Fralin's estate won't be getting a break from the I-R-S.
Heirs to Fralin's fortune sued the government tying to force the I-R-S to cough up a refund worth 3-quarters of a million dollars.
They claimed changes in federal estate and gift taxes should have been applied retroactively, but judge Jackson Kiser didn't buy the argument.
Fralin left 85-million dollars when he died in 1993.


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A jury convicted a Franklin County man of voluntary manslaughter instead of murder.
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41-year-old Johnny Nolen says he killed Thomas Darnell Palmer by accident.
He says Palmer exposed himself and made sexual advances to Nolen's girlfriend, Sharon Austin, early in the morning on March 29th.
The two men scuffled, and Nolen says he does not know where the knife came from.
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The jury did not believe Nolen killed Palmer by accident.
But they still reduced his charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter.
They recommended Nolen serve five years in prison.
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[Smith]


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A former Pulaski County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to FELONY theft won't have to serve time in jail.
In March, Terry Smith pleaded guilty to FELONY theft for stealing an above ground swimming pool.
This morning, Circuit Judge Colin Gibb sentenced Smith to a fine, community service and a year's probation.
You may recall, the judge decided to reduce the FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR to prevent Smith from losing future job opportunities.
That angered Commonwealth's Attorney, Everett Shockley.
Prosecutor Shockley hoped the judge would change his mind today after learning Smith was caught driving with a radar detector while awaiting sentencing.
Shockley believes the judge gave Smith preferential treatment and says he intends to challenge the judge's decision in an appellate court.

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President Clinton arrived in Moscow tonight- to a nation in political and economic turmoil.
Before leaving Clinton talked about the visit.
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Meanwhile Russia's parliament rejected Victor (Cheer-no-Meer-din) Chernomyrdin for prime minister- He is Boris Yeltsin's choice- The Kremlin immediately renominated (Cheer-no-mir-din) so there'll be another vote next week.
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Thousands of mourners visited the place where Princess Diana used to live- on the anniversary of her death-
It was one year ago that Diana was killed in a car carsh in Paris.
Today people laid pictures and flowers at Kensington Palace-
Others lit candles in honor of the people's princess.
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Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is expected to meet with Northwest Airlines and union leaders tomorrow.
The pilots have been on strike for three days forcing travelers to use other airlines.
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If the strike goes past labor day President Clinton may intervene.
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A female police officer has filed a sexual harassment claim against the Blacksburg Police Department.
Among other things... Alicia LaChance says when she was interviewed for the job, she was asked whether she'd slept with some police officers.
She'd been on the Christiansburg police force before Blacksburg hired her in February of 1996. She quit a year ag

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Area Presbyterians are taking a more pro- active stance against racism in their communities.
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The Presbytery of the Peaks, which is comprised of 144 area congregations, unveiled a 12- point plan today aimed at breaking down racial barriers.
Church officials say it's easy to talk about being open- minded.. quite another to practice what you preach.
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((FRANCES STITT/RACISM TASK FORCE: THERE HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE A NEED FOR RACIAL HARMONY. WE HAVE FELT WITHIN THIS PRESBYTERY INCIDENTS AND ACCUSATIONS AND I THINK THOSE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT PROPELLED US TO BEGIN, TO WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AS A PRESBYTERY.))
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The Presbytery hopes to create an inter- racial choir to perform at local worship services.. and sponsor a week- long enrichment seminar for black and white high school students next year.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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A new sex education program in Lynchburg is raising eyebrows and tempers of some parents.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Eleven.
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And it's not the first time kids at Halifax County High School have had to wear I-D badges.
But recent school shootings are bringing the badges back.
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(( Hey Jean another work week is hear and no one is working harder than Sammy Sosa. Tonight he hits his 55th homer to tie McGwire.
The Panthers have to rob Paul to pay Peter, but they do get him in camp.
We'll check out girl's hoops in Buchanan, and check in with the Cavs later in sports.))

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As their students prepare for school next week, some sex education material is stirring debate in Lynchburg.
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Some school board members object to two videos the Family Life education committee is recommending this year.
One video about abusive relationships shows a young woman being struck repeatedly in the head.. an image some feel is too violent for high school seniors.
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But educators say the video gets the point across to kids.
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((JANET JONES/FAMILY LIFE COMMITTEE: THEN IT'S WORTH IT. I KNOW KIDS SEE A LOT WORSE, BUT YES, IT'S DISTURBING. IT BOTHERED ME JUST THE FACT THAT THAT COULD BE GOING ON OUT THERE.))
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The school board will vote on the material tomorrow night.
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Episodes of school violence across the country have prompted a Southside high school to bring back security badges.


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Students returning to class today at Halifax County High School posed for their photo I-D's.
The I-D policy started in 1994-- but last year, instead of wearing the badges, students were allowed to carry them.


Now the orginal policy is back.
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((LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE MORE SCHOOLS TAKING THIS KIND OF PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH ESPECIALLY YOUR LARGER HIGH SCHOOLS WHERE IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING ALSO FOR SCHOOLS THE SIZE OF THIS ONE WITH THE NUMBER OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS TAHT WE HAVE IT WOULD BE AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO MAKE PEOPLE GO THROUGH JUST ONE ENTRANCE TO COME INTO THE BUILDING.))
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Some students are opposed to the badges, but most faculty agree the photo I-D's will add a degree of security in the building.
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Fire may have caused as much as 100-thousand dollars damage to a Japanese Steakhouse in Roanoke today.
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The owner says the last person in Kabuki left around 10-30 or eleven last night.
A burglar alarm went off about 6:30 this morning, apparently triggered by the fire.
In 16 years of business here Akio Koeda (ah-KEY-oh coe-AID-uh) says he's never had a problem like this.
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Koeda says he hopes to be able to re-open in a week.
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Titanic sailed into big-screen record books, breaking all previous box-office records.
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Tonight Titanic sails into video stores.
A live report is coming up next on News-7 at 11.
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It smashed all previous box office records-- grossing one point 8-Billion dollars and winning eleven academy awards.
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Tonight the movie "Titanic" begins a new voyage, this time in video stores. David Johnson is standing by with more.
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( Jean the undertaking for video stores to prepare for the rentals and purchases of this blockbuster film has been HU

GE.
So I've gone to Hollywood to see what all the madness was about.)
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(( Normally it takes a video store about two days to prepare a new rental movie. But, the "Titanic" has demanded at least a week of additional work.
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((DENISE MILLER/HOLLYWOOD VIDEO MGR.; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY MOVIES TO THIS POINT THAT HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH PREPARATION. WE HAVE ACTUALLY BOUGHT A LOT MORE COPIES OF THIS THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER GOTTEN BEFORE.)) ((PAUL HILDENBERGER/BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO MGR.; THE LAST ONE THAT WAS EVEN CLOSE TO IT MAYBE WAS "FOREST GUMP". WE HAD A BIG PROMOTION FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST TITLE THAT WE'VE HAD TO COME TO BLOCKBUSTER.)) [RUNS24]
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Full walls of shelves have been cleared and workers are putting in extra hours. But according to the boss, the atmosphere is boosting the employees spirits rather than create animosity.
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Store managers say customers have been anticipating the video version of the movie ever since it hit the big screen. Some of the more "TITANIC" video stores have 500 or more copies in stock to meet the public's high demand.
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((NOW DIFFERENT VIDEO STORES ARE HAVING DIFFERENT PROMOTIONS TO SELL THE MOVIE. BLOCKBUSTER IS OFFERING A FIVE DOLLAR GIFTCARD, ANOTHER STORE GAVE AWAY FIVE FREE RENTALS TO CUSTOMERS WHO ORDERED A COPY AT LEAST TEN DAYS PRIOR TO WHEN THE MOVIE GOES ON SALE. TONIGHT, THE FIRST 25 CUSTOMERS TO RENT OR PURCHASE A COPY OF THE MOVIE HERE AT HOLLYWOOD VIDEO WILL GET A SECOND COPY OF THE MOVIE FOR FREE.))
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(( ANOTHER THING JEAN, TWO VERSIONS OF THIS FILM ARE OFFERED ON VIDEO-- REGULAR AND THE WIDE SCREEN VERSION.))
(QUESTION:David, how late are stores staying open tonight?)

(( SOME VIDEO STORES ARE STAYING OPEN UNTIL TWO IN THE MORNING TO HEAD OFF THE RUSH. SOME OF THOSE SAME STORES WILL BE

OPENING A COUPLE OF HOURS EARLIER THAN USUAL TOMORROW MORNING TO DO THE SAME THING.))[S-Extra]


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But first two UVa graduates were in the spotlight yesterday in Houston as WNBA commissioner Val Ackerman on the right welcomed Dawn Staley to her league.
Staley, who was the MVP in the American Basketball League last season signed a three deal contract with the WNBA today. No word at this time on where she will play.
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The Roger Maris chase rages on last night as McGwire, Sosa and Griffey are all doing their best to add to their totals.
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The first to light up the scoreboard last night was Sammy Sosa. He hasn't gotten the publicity that McGwire
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has received, but last night he came through with his 55th blast of the season.
With two out in the third, Sosa rocked this two run shot to left field off the Reds Brett Tomko.
He and McGwire are now tied at 55 for the big league lead.
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The Mac Daddy was in Florida last night looking to send a few balls out of Pro Player Stadium.
Before the game he talked about the advice he's been getting of late.
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But even a pregame visit from WCW world champion Goldberg couldn't help McGwire tonight.
He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Marlins in the Cards 5-to-3 loss.
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The Carolina Panthers have broken training camp and are now back in Charlotte.
Today they finally got see what their number one draft pick could do.
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After sitting out all of training camp in a contract dispute, Peter arrived in the queen city today and went through his workout with the team.
The six five 275 pound former Nebraska standout get s a four year $7 million dollar deal, and so far very little grief from his new teammates.
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Tonight in high schol girl's hoops, the Golden Eagles of Staunton River visited the James River Knights.
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James River was looking to defend its home court this evening.
The Lady Knights had a 7 point leads early before the Eagles cut into that with this three pointer by Meghan White.

But back come the Knights as they push the ball to opposite end and Rachel Smith finishes the play with the layin.
White would keep the Eagles close throughout the first half as she takes Jennifer Bonds assist and banks in a three pointer.
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But this battle of Rivers would be won by the Knights as Cara Hall gets the home court bounce, and James River gets the 45-to-41 win.
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[wipe to pinnacle page]
And don't forget Hometown Hoops Weekly makes it 1998 debut this Wednesday.
Join Steve Mason for inside scoops from the hardwood each and every Wednesday at 5 and 11.

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Still to come tonight more college football news as we check in with the Cavaliers and Steve Mason
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in Charlottesville. George Welsh has settled on his special team leaders and we'll tell you who they are right after this.
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The college football season continued its gradual first week opening last night as Florida State battled Texas A & M in the kickoff classic in New Jersey.
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The fourth ranked Seminoles would score first in this one as Travis Minor, who had his coming out party against UVa last year blasts in from the 2. 7-to-nothing FSU.
But the Aggies defense would put them on top in the second quarter as Travis Brooks picks up the lose ball on the blind side hit and he rumbles in for the 21 yard TD.
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The Seminoles win it 23 to 14.
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Flordia State got the ACC party rolling tonight and this Thursday UVa will attempt to keep it alive as the Cavs hook up with Auburn in Alabama.
Steve Mason has more on how the Cavs lineup is taking shape as that game draws closer.
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((Monday morning, head coach George Welsh decided that Sophomore Todd braverman, number 36, will handle field goals and kickoffs against the Tigers. As far as the other foot specialist? ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
While the Virginia defense will not have to contend with Dameyune Craig, who accounted for three touchdowns in last year's 28-17 Auburn win, big play receiver Karsten Bailey is back. ((:))
The screen to the million dollar video board has been installed at Scott Stadium and should be ready for the cavs ho

mer opener September 12th against Maryland, In Charlotteville, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.)) [S-Nitro]


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The WCW was in south Florida at the Miami arena, and again Bill Goldberg was the man in spotlight.
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Tonight he easily improved his record to 141 and 0 with a rediculously easy win over some nobody.
Goldberg who once played defesne at the University of Georgia continues to have his number 95 jersey outsell Hersche(------------) l Walker and Terrell Davis's in the UGA bookstore.