Up next on News 7 at 6, a family dog uncovers a mystery in Bedford County...
And police in Danville are investigating a murder, after finding a body this afternoon.
In sports, Scores and Highlights from the N-F-L Denise Allen checks in with a family that runs a drag strip.
And the Winston Cup drivers were in Charlotte for the UAW-GM 500.
After an afternoon when most folks broke out of the clouds-- it's time for a nighttime when the clouds come back.
Details coming up.
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The Bedford County Sheriff's department does not want to talk about what it found in the woods near Moneta.
But it's hardly a secret.
A man's body turned up, in pieces.
It might be the body of a man who's been missing for a month.
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Scott Goldberg was in Moneta today and is in our newsroom tonight.
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Eric, the Bedford County Sheriff may not be saying much.
But most folks in Moneta are talking.
They were shocked when a man's body was found near the town.
Nobody was more shocked than the woman whose dog made the gruesome discovery.
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(( Hollie Myers' dog Jubal always drags home stuff he digs up in the woods.
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((HOLLIE MYERS: DURING HUNTING SEASON, A DEER CARCASS. OR EARLIER LAST WEEK, A GROUND HOG.))
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But Hollie never expected Jubal to find what he found last Thursday.
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((HOLLIE MYERS: IT WAS JUST ... IT WAS JUST A SKULL. A HUMAN SKULL. VERY OBVIOUSLY A HUMAN SKULL.))
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Jubal was on his daily romp when he sniffed out a man's body in the same place where police found an abandoned car three weeks ago.
The Bedford County Sheriff won't say if the body is the man suspected of stealing that car.
The residents of Moneta on the other hand, can't stop talking about the bones Jubal brought home to his master.
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The sheriff's department is supposed to release more information tomorrow.
The body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
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Police in Danville discovered the body of a man today, with so many wounds, they're not sure which one killed him.
Officers went to a call at 117 Slade Street this afternoon. They found the body of 51-year old Elliot Lee Jeffries covered with blood, with several wounds to the chest and possibly mouth.
The body will be sent to the medical examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy.
Many people think convicted child molestor Mario Tony Leyva needs to spend more time behind bars.
The evangelist was scheduled to be paroled October 20th.
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But, after receiving dozens of opposition letters, the U.S. Parole Commission has voted to review the case.
Leyva was sentenced in 1988 to 20 years in prison after admitting he sexually abused at least 100 boys.
Police will end their investigation into the baby-switching case at U-V-A this week.
That's according to a lawyer for one of the mothers involved in the case.
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Attorney Cynthia Johnson says police don't know how the two babies were sent home with the wrong parents in July 19-95.
Johnson says she plans to file a lawsuit accusing the hospital of denying her client, Paula Johnson, the opportunity to raise her biological child.
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Paula Johnson, in the meantime, is also taking her cause to Congress.
She recently went to Washington, DC in support of Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee's bill.
That bill threatens to withold funding from hospitals that don't prevent parents from leaving with the wrong baby.
The bill also imposes a fine and jail time for people who destroy identification records or purposely misidentify a baby.
They were first laid to rest nearly nine hundred years ago.. but when the elements eroded their burial mound, the remains of more than a hundred Monacan Indians were dug up in 1989.
Today, those Monacans returned home and were reburied in a sacred ceremony in Amherst County.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( They've spent the past ten years in a Richmond warehouse..
..more than twenty boxes of Monacan Indian bones recovered from an archaeological dig in Orange County.
For nearly a year, present- day Monacans have been working to bring their ancestors home.. to a final resting place in this tribal burial ground in Amherst County.
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((DR. JEFFREY HANTMAN/UVA ARCHEOLOGIST: YOU CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE ANALYSIS BUT THE PROPER TREATMENT OF THE DEAD REQUIRES THAT WE REBURY AND LET THESE BONES LIE IN PEACE.))
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((LAWRENCE DUNMORE/OCCANEECHI TRIBE: AND TODAY IS A CHANCE WHERE THE CHILDREN OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE BURIED AND HAD TO BE REMOVED, HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THEM AGAIN AND GIVE THEM A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN REST IN PEACE.))
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((Because the reburial was a sacred ceremony, we were not allowed to videotape it, but it's the same ceremony the tribe has been performing for thousands of years. The descendants of the Monacans laid to rest on this hillside say the service gave them a sense of closure.))
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN CHIEF: THEY WEREN'T JUST REMAINS, THEY WERE OUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS, OUR GRANDFATHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WE WERE PUTTING TO REST.))
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((KARENNE WOOD/MONACAN DESCENDANT: IT'S PROVIDED A KIND OF A CLOSING OF A CIRCLE FOR US, A WAY TO HELP US PUT BACK SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL WAS TAKEN AWAY.))
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The work will continue.. another 48 boxes of remains from a turn of the century dig in Rockbridge County have yet to be returned..
The Monacans hope to bring them home by next spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
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Up next--a program in Lynchburg is teaching the elderly how to protect themselves against scams artists.
And, Jessie Ward is in a profession dominated by men.
But, that's not stopping her for making her mark.
We'll have more on her when the news continues--first, let's get an update on the weather with Andrew..
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Whether it's shady contractors or telephone scam artists, criminals these days are preying more and more on the elderly.
Now senior citizens are learning how to fight back.
About two dozen residents turned out in Lynchburg this past week to learn more about the "TRIAD" program.
TRIAD encourages elderly residents to volunteer with their local police departments.. and in the process, learn how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
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((PAUL GILLIS/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS TO HELP PROTECT OTHER SENIORS. IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THOSE THAT WOULD PERPETRATE CRIMINAL OFFENSES ON SENIORS THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND TAKE IT JUST SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY'RE ELDERLY. THEY'RE GOING TO BE ACTIVE, PROACTIVE AND THEY'RE GOING TO STOP CRIME BEING PERPETRATED ON SENIORS.))
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Gillis says there are more than three dozen TRIAD programs already in place across Virginia.
Cutting costs once again means cutting jobs at General Electric.
And NationsBank gets a new name.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the review,
Another round of layoffs at General Electric means another 100 people are looking for new jobs.
This time it's high-paid salaried employees...
Who are victims of the company's drive to cut costs.
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So far this year, G-E has laid off a total of 345 salaried and hourly workers.
That's 20-percent of the Salem work force.
Franklins Furniture is going out of business.
The store's profits have sunk since it moved inside Tanglewood Mall.
The owner said he's not sure if he'll open another store somewhere else.
Roanoke's Dragon Corporation has a new owner.
The lawn and garden chemical maker was sold to New York's Burlington Scientific.
Dragon will keep its name and all of its employees.
You can fly directly to Chicago..but not Norfolk, Richmond or Raleigh.
Daily flights to those cites from Roanoke have been dropped.
Business travelers said it's just easier to drive there.
The signs, they are a-changin' at NationsBank.
The merger with BankAmerica is complete.
So now, any time you walk into what used to be a NationsBank branch, the sign will say "Bank of America."
The merger created the biggest bank in the country.
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On Wall Street,
It takes more than an interest-rate cut to raise the stock market's confidence.
The Dow dropped 244-points for the week.
The Nasdaq lost 129.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
In a field dominated by men, Jessie Ward stands out because she's a woman.
But, it's her talent as a Blacksmith that really sets her apart.
Joe Dashiell has more on this week's edition of Virginia Profiles.
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((Jessie Ward finds her inspiration in a simple piece of iron, and the red hot coals of a fire.
Her father worked as a blacksmith, his father before him... and she began her training as a young girl.
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Today, she enjoys the ornamental craftsmanship of the modern blacksmith, and the practical work of a farrier shoeing horses. She also finds time for demonstrations, like the one she recently conducted at the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: SHE'S THIRD GENERATION, WHICH IS A RARE THING TODAY ALMOST IN ANY TRADE. SHE'S A SKILLED ARTISAN AND SHE'S BECOME A TEACHER, WHICH I THINK IS THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WITH THESE SKILLS, THAT THEY DO PASS THEM ON.))
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Ward is one of only two women in Virginia certified as farriers. She was the first woman to take part in an international farrier competition. Still, she's modest about her accomplishments, and her special place in a field traditionally dominated by men.
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((JESSIE WARD: WELL I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANY DIFFERENT. EVERYBODY IN MY FAMILY DOES THE SAME THING, SO I JUST KIND OF FELL IN THE GROOVE. BUT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE PEOPLE THINK THAT.))
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And the proof is in the piece of metal, transformed by a few minutes of determined labor and a lifetime of experience.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Ferrum))
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Roy Stanley will be here in a few minutes with sports highlights..
But, first Robin Williams goes through hell in his latest movie--in search of his wife.
We'll explain when the news continues.
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Most marriage vows end with the words "til death do us part".
But, that wasn't good enough for the character Robin Williams plays in his newest movie-- "What Dreams May Come".
Dan DiNicola has more.
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And coming up, The Winston Cup drivers tackled the Charlotte Motor Speedway this afternoon scores from the N-F-L.
And Chris Warren scores his first touchdown as a Cowboy as Dallas beats the Washington Redskins.
12 cautions and a 25 minute red flag period delayed the UAW-GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin would battle early for the lead Gordan passing Martin on the 75-th lap of the race.
The race was red flaged on lap 94 because of water pouring onto the track on the back stretch. The crew repaired a water main stopping the water Ward Burton was the leader of the race.
Martin would come back later in the race and he was the leader on lap 143 and he crossed the line as the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Then a big crash occured on the track. Bobby Labonte got lose sliding up to the top of the track the wreck would collect 11 cars including, Rusty Wallace, Dale Eaarnhardt, Mike Skinner and Sterlin Marlin.
The Burton brothers made a move on the track, Ward, who led after the red flag, was running a strong second on lap 249.
And Jeff, who was a lap down, would pass Gordon on lap 265 to take over the sixth position on the track.
But Mark Martin would pull away from the field and hold on to win the UAW-GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Emitt Smith and Chris Warren both rushed for a hundred yards to lead Dallas to a 31 to 10 win over the Washington Redskins.
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The Skins took control early. Ken Harvey recovers the Jason Garret fumble at mid field on the Cowboys first series of plays.
Several plays later Trent Green goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 40 yard touchdown pass and the Redskins took the 7 to nothing lead.
Dallas trailed 7 to 3 in the second quater but Emmitt Smith's 3 yard touchdcown run gave the Cowboys the 10 to 7 lead.
And later in the second quarter Garrett goes to the air and hits Ernie Mills on the 43 yard touchdown pass and the Cowboys led at the half 17 to 7.
Warren would add two touchdowns in the second half
this six yard run for the score made it 24 to 10 and the Cowboys win it 31 to 10 dropping Washington to 0 and 5.
The Atlanta Falcons scored early and hold on to rout the Carolina Panthers 51 to 23.
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Dom Capers watching the action from the sideline.
And this is not what he wanted to see. Tim Dwight takes the opening kickoff and blows by the Panther wall into the opening for a 93 yard touchdown run putting the Falcons on top 7 to nothing.
Atlanta came right back this time Chris Chandler
goes to the air and hits Tony Martin on the 30 yard T-D pass and the Falcons beat the Panthers 51 to 23.
Plenty of action in the N-F-L this afternoon lets check the rest of the scores.
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Fans say auto racing is a family sports.
And Larry and Mariann Coleman prove that point.
Denise Allen introduces us to the husband and wife racing team.
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Coming to the race track is Larry Coleman's long time hobby.
But soon his wife Mariann showed promise in the sport of Dar Strip Bracket Racing as well.
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Larry has won two track championships at the Natural Bridge Strip and he credits his wife for his success.
They don't drive against each other. Larry is in the Super Pro division while Mariann races in the Foot Brake category.
But Mariann does compete against OTHER men.
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The Coleman's say when they're not working they're together. And during the racing season that means two or three days at the track each week.
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