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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

The story of the abduction of an exotic dancer is disputed by members of a Virginia Tech frat house.
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And a march on the courthouse in Bedford is peaceful enough- -in fact that's the whole idea- -a march against hand-gun violence.
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Tonight in sports, the Hokies continue tuning up for Boston College, one of the Lady Hokies top hoopsters has a bad wing, Jeff Gordon is looking for his third million dollar bonus of the year,
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and the Rockies officially land Jim Leyland as their new skipper.
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Two days of drizzle in Roanoke will be replaced by heavier showers tomorrow. Details of that and the return of WeatherSchool just ahead.

[Tech-Stripper]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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Members of a Virginia Tech fraternity say there's another side to the "exotic dancer" story, but they're not saying what that other side is. The fraternity is denying a dancer's account and it questions the police version as well.
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Eric Earnhart is in Blacksburg with the latest.
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The murder of a Liberty High School student has prompted hundreds of students to take to the streets of Bedford to protest gun- related violence.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford tonight where Jammel Poindexter's classmates are rallying in front of the county courthouse. Steve?
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Before he died, a Roanoke murder victim told police who shot him.
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The shooting was the result of an on-going dispute between Willie Caldwell and Kevin Jones- -over a ten-dollar bag of marijuana, according to the prosecution.
Caldwell's attorney says the shot was fired in a struggle over the gun.
Those in the room after the gun went off, made it sound more malicious.
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[* * * Keith ON ENG * * *]
The trial began today, and is being closely watched for clues to
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the culprit in a rooming house fire where Caldwell lived.
The fire was set within hours of the shooting.
No one's been charged in the arson.
That didN'T come up in today's testimony.
The prosecutor says he has one more witness to call tomorrow
The person was undergoing surgery and couldn't testify today.
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((GOT ANY IDEA WHO THIS SURPRISE WITNESS MIGHT BE? NO, I DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA. ALRIGHT TAKE IT EASY, Y'ALL.))
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Caldwell is out on bond, pending the outcome of the trial.
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[Alley]


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Lawyers for Sharon Alley want to introduce psychological evidence at her murder trial next month.
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Alley is the Henry County woman accused of stabbing her 8-month old daughter to death on Mother's Day.
At a motions hearing today, her lawyers asked the judge to permit mental health experts to testify as part of the defense.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says he wants Alley to be examined by his own expert.
The judge is expected to make a ruling by Monday.
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[City-Council]


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Many Roanoke city workers want a bigger pension, but a proposal to provide just that created plenty of controversy this afternoon, before it came to a vote.
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Joe DaShiell has been following the story and he's at the City Municipal Building tonight.
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A local congressman is ready to cross party lines when the impeachment inquiry comes up for a vote. That story is still ahead.
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And what's going on at Smith Mountain Lake? Water levels are down, but is all due to the long dry spell?
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There's just not enough water in Smith Mountain Lake.
Boaters are begging for rain -- a recent drought has left lake levels dangerously low.
Tina Tenret has more
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The water in Smith Mountain Lake is so low, you can hit rock.
In marinas, some boats scrape bottom.
Others are stuck high and dry -- their cords can not reach the water.
In coves, boats run aground on sand that's usually underwater.
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Mike Thacker runs the dam, which churns water out of Smith Mountain Lake to create electricity.
Most of the water is pumped back into Smith Moutain Lake.
But the power company sends some of it downstream into Staunton River to protect marine life.
And with no rain, nothing refills the water in Smith Mountain Lake.
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Right now, the lake is down almost three feet from normal, at 792 feet above sea level.
It's been lower several times in the past.
But if it sinks three more feet, power officials can ask for state permission to stop releasing water downstream.
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The emergency room that closed Tuesday is going to reamin closed for the rest of this week.
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Much of Community Hospital's first two floors are without power after Tuesday's electrical fire.
Today Carilion said it is not sure when the power will be back.
There was extensive damage in the hospital's boiler room.
But there's no dollar estimate yet.
The hospital is still able to take women in labor.
All other emergencies -- and surgery -- are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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A down day on Wall Street, a day more notable for heavy trading, more than 970-million shares. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Virginia's most conservative and independent Democrat in Washington is one of the Democrats deserting President Clinton.
The chief of staff for Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says Goode will vote FOR the Republican resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry .. when the full House takes up the matter -- probably tomorrow.
Abingdon Democrat Rick Boucher plans to reintroduce the Democratic alternative plan to limit the inquiry.

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Martinsville city manager Earl Reynolds today met with some of the people he owes money to...and hasn't paid.
It was the first creditors meeting since Reynolds filed for personal bankruptcy.
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He told the judge that he did NOT want payments deducted from his salary; he wants to pay creditors directly.
Reynolds owes between 100 and 500 thousand dollars, to more than 20 different creditors.
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[Hamlett]


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Developer Richard Hamlett has lost his appeal of the default judgment Debbie Reynolds won against him in Las Vegas.
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After ten years of marriage, the two became embroiled in conflict over a casino they owned in 'Vegas.
She sued for divorce in 1994. Hamlett failed to provide documents she wanted, so the judge entered a 2-and-a half million dollar judgment in her favor.
Last month the Nevada Supreme Court upheld that ruling.
Last WEEK a bankruptcy trustee took control of Hamlett's assets- -until the case goes to trial- -probably sometime next year.

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Coming up tonight in sports, we'll hear from the Rockies new skipper, check in with Jeff Gordon, and the Tech football team that is a little over 24 hours away from its battle with BC.
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And we'll also hear from former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks, the Virginia Tech sophomore who is ailing this preseason.
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The Yankees & Indians are battling at this hour in game two of their best of seven series. The Yanks trail 1 to 0 in the 7th. New York won game one 7-to-2 last night.
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One play from last night deserves at least 1 more look. Deter Jeter the Yankees' shortstop goes deep in the hole, onto the outfield grass and into the air to gun down the base runner as the Yanks won last night.
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The Braves & Padres play game 1 tonight at 8.


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The top two teams in the Big East meet tomorrow night when 17th ranked Virginia Tech and Boston College kick it off at 8pm.
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The Hokies have won two straight against the Eagles, including last year's 17-7 win at Lane Stadium Worsham Field. Tech leads the series 3 games to 2, but the Hokies expect an all out war tomorrow night.
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And in one other Tech item, the Hokies announced this afternoon that the UVa game set for November 28th is a complete sellout.
52 thousand tickets have been sold for the game.

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Tech will start former free safety Nick Sorensen at quarterback tomorrow due to injuries to the Hokies top two signal callers.
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Sarah Hicks, one of Tech's top women basketball players, has also been hit with the injury bug.
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The former Lord Botetourt star and now Tech sophomore guard dislocated her right shoulder in an informal workout recently and is wearing a sling.
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Hicks logged some crucial minutes as a freshman and established herself as a college shooting threat in her first season. Her sophomore campaign, is in question, with three options.
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Virginia tech's midnight madness tips off in just over a week, October 16th at Cassell Coliseum.



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The Colorado Rockies officially welcomed Jim Leyland to the mile high city today.
Leyland was introduced today
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as the second manager in Colorado history.
He was given a three-year $6 million dollar contract.
He has been a winner at both Pittsburgh and Florida, but he says he's no savior.
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Also, this afternoon Art Howe, a member of the Salem-Roanoke Valley baseball hall of fame, a 1995 inductee, was given a one year contract extension to continue managing the Oakland A's.
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And in one other note concerning the Rockies, Leyland says the team will be aggressive in pursuing free agents Mike Piazza and Kevin Brown.

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The Winston Cup stars will be Talladega this weekend for the Winston 500 and five drivers will have a shot at winning the coveted "No Bull Five" million dollar bonus.
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Already in 1998, Jeff Gordon has won that bonus twice by winning races at Indianapolis and Darlington.
Gordon says winning it a third time Sunday in the 188 lap event would be too much to fathom.
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[wipe to pinnacle 18072]
And don't forget every Wednesday on News 7 at five at 11 Steve Mason has the latest in girl's basketball with Hometown Hoops Weekly.
If you missed it today at five, I invite you to join us tonight at 11.
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A professor at Radford University has some students literally "flipping" over his classes.
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Jean Jadhon joins us with more.
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Keith, Jerry Beasley is a karate expert and teaches basic self defense courses at the school.
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But the "eighth degree" black belt does more than show students how to throw their opponents around. He has committed his life to educating his students and others on the culture of martial arts. His efforts are bringing nationwide attention to the liberal arts school.
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