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Three more fraternity brothers at Tech are charges with abduction.
And "coming out day" at Tech coincides with the death of a beating victim in Wyoming.
Tonight on the Big 7, it's been a busy Monday as the Cavs look to put exams behind them and prepare for a dangerous Ga. Tech team.
A VMI freshman earns a big honor,
And it was an honor to have Donna Andrews in town today swinging for charity.
Sunshine starts the week, and we'll enjoy a spat of near-textbook weather, despite a frontal zone passage later this week. All of your forecast details coming up shortly...
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The investigation of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers at Virginia Tech has led to more arrests.
Tech police charged THREE more students today for allegedly holding an exotic dancer against her will.
Teresa Hamilton has been following this story from the start.
I understand there could be even MORE arrests?
So far, Virginia Tech police have arrested four men-- but they say they intend to make at least two more arrests.
One for abduction-- the other for exposing himself.
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22- year old Brian Eugene McLaughlin and 21- year old Mark Patrick Brensy were arrested at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus, where they live.
A short time later a third student, 19- year old Seth Ryan Marshall, was also taken into custody.
None indicated they wanted to talk.
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All three are accused of holding 19- year old Michelle Russell against her will inside the Tech fraternity.
Russell told police she was attempting to perform a dance routine in lingerie when the drinking party took a turn for the worse.
She says several of the men became angry and refused to let her and her escort leave unless she did a striptease.
Russell also claims one of the fraternity members exposed himself and then tried to remove her lingerie.
Sources say Virginia Tech police have confirmed the student's identity and plan to arrest him sometime this week.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN:THEY HAVE INDICATED THAT THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES, YET, OVER AND ABOVE THE ABDUCTION CHARGES THAT IS THEY WISH TO FURTHER PURSUE THE CHARGES OF ASSAULT. ))
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Tech officials say once the investigation is over they intend to look into whether the students should be allowed to remain in school.
They will also carefully review whether the fraternity should be allowed to keep its charter.
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A Wyoming college student who was the victim of a brutal attack last week died this morning and its affects reach as far as Virginia.
Matthew Shepard was tied to a fence post, robbed and beaten.
One of the two men charged in the attack was reportedly upset because Shepard "made a pass" at him at a bar.
Investigators are calling it a hate crime.
Wyoming residents say they want "swift justice"
Shepard's death is generating concern and fear among gays and lesbians on college campuses around the country.
Today was coming out day at Virginia Tech. But members of the Lesbian and Gay Alliance say the fear of violence makes coming out a difficult choice.
President Will Simpkins says walking to his dorm after dark is different now.
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Simpkins says changing his behavior would be giving into fear, and send the wrong message to others.
Congress is scrambling to put together a new federal budget, and one of the key areas is President Clinton's proposal to spend billions of dollars on school construction.
There is now way yet to tell which districts might qualify or how much they might get, but as Scott Goldberg reports, local schools say they could use the money.
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These fifth graders at Burlington Elementary are planning a multi-media project.
Using a high-tech camera and the computer, they're going to watch their school grow.
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((RYAN BROWNING/FIFTH GRADER: THE IDEA IS TO MAKE A PROJECT OF WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE SCHOOL THIS YEAR, SINCE THREE'S A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON.))
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At Burlington Elementary, there's two-million dollars worth of construction going on.
When it's finished, students will have a bigger place to learn.
And teachers will have a better place to teach.
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((LEIA SULLENDER/FIRST-GRADE TEACHER: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. WE NEED MORE ROOM. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING A LOT OF NICE THINGS FROM THIS CONSTRUCTION.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: WITH A TOTAL OF 120 MILLION DOLLARS ALREADY SET ASIDE FOR BUILDING SCHOOLS, ROANOKE COUNTY CAN USE ANY HELP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO GIVE.))
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Superintendent Deanna Gordon knows exactly how she would spend that money.
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((DEANNA GORDON/RKE. CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE NEED A NEW SCHOOL IN SOUTH COUNTY, WE NEED A NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WEST COUNTY. WE NEED THIS SCHOOL THAT'S GOING UP BEHIND US, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF MAJOR RENOVATIONS.))
Roanoke County doesn't know how much money it might get from Washington -- if it gets any at all.
But the schools are moving forward, with or without Uncle Sam's help.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke County.
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Washington and Lee is repaying George Washington .. 200 years later. Still ahead, we'll tell you how much, and why.
And next on NEWS 7, local housing inspectors work to limit unsafe and unfit living conditions. Learn more about your rights as a tenant.
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Housing inspectors are on the prowl in older Roanoke neighborhoods -- trying to fix the small problems before they explode.
Tina Tenret shows us what rights you have when your home is falling apart.
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Peek inside these Patton Avenue apartments.
Doors let the cold in, ceiling leaks are loosely plastered, and residents say drawers have been broken for years.
A ceiling fan whines and threatens to crash.
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((TONYA SLADE/RESIDENT: THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT. THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT AT ALL. SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK.))
Tenants blame the former landlord -- Bill Bratton.
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((GRACIE MARTIN/RESIDENT: NO HOT WATER. AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT RIGHT BECAUSE WE SUPPOSED TO HAVE HOT WATER IN THESE APARTMENTS. I DIDN'T HAVE NO HOT WATER FOR A MONTH AND THAT'S HOW LONG IT TOOK HIM TO FIX THIS. AND LOOK, THAT'S WHERE THE CEILING FELL IN AND ...))
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Bricks are missing, windows rot, vinyl siding peels off.
Open crawlspaces invite the alley cats in.
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Careless tenants may have caused some of these problems.
But the city is holding Bill Bratton, and the new owner Elizabeth Burford, responsible.
They must make repairs by next month -- or the city will take them to court.
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Housing inspectors say, first ask landlords to make repairs -- and get those requests in writing.
If that doesn't work -- call inspectors or file a lawsuit.
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Landlords can also ask for an inspection anytime -- to prove the home was shipshape before tenants arrived.
As for those Patton Avenue apartments?
The new owner has visions of grandeur.
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((ELIZABETH BURFORD/NEW OWNER: I HAVE RENOVATED PROPERTIES BEFORE AND WHEN I DO SO, I RENOVATE THEM SO THAT IF I WANTED TO LIVE THERE I COULD DO SO COMFORTABLY.))
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Housing inspectors intend to make sure of that.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.
Washington and Lee University is paying back the "Father of our Country" this weekend, although it's not figuring in 200 years of interest.
In 17-94, George Washington gave a struggling Liberty Hall Academy a gift of 50-thousand dollars in stock of the James River Company, a gift that probably saved the young college from closing.
"Liberty Hall" survived to eventually become Washington and Lee, and as part of its 250th anniversary, the university will make what it calls "symbolic repayment" this weekend. W-and-L officials will present 50-thousand dollars to the caretakers of Mount Vernon, Washington's long-time home.
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The right-to die case of Hugh Finn turned into an expensive one for his widow. Now, a fund has been started to help pay her legal bills.
Finn is the former Kentucky television news anchor who died Friday in a Northern Virginia nursing home at age 44.
His death came eight days after his feeding tube was removed amid a bitter dispute over the right to die.
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The Hugh Finn case has also sparked discussion over the value of living wills and who needs one.
Steve Smallshaw joins us now to try and answer that.. Steve?
Keith, most people probably would NOT want to go on living if they had no chance for recovery.
If that's how you feel, you need to let friends and family know that NOW.
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(( As always when it comes to difficult decisions, lawyers say it's best to put it in writing.
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((PAUL FEINMAN/LIVING WILL ATTORNEY: IF YOUR DESIRE IS NOT TO HAVE MEDICAL PROCEDURES USED THAT ARE JUST GOING TO ARTIFICIALLY PROLONG YOUR DYING PROCESS, TO BORROW SOME OF THE LEGAL WORDS FROM THE STATUTE, THEN YOU NEED ONE.))
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But a living will only applies if you're terminally ill or in a persistent vegetative state.
More effective, one expert says, is the durable power of attorney.. where you can appoint someone beforehand to make health care decisions for you.
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/MEDICAL ETHICS EXPERT: THE IDEA IS THAT IF YOU TALK TO SOMEONE, TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK, SHARE WITH THEM ALL OF YOUR IDEAS ABOUT A WIDE ARRAY OF MEDICAL ISSUES, THEN THEY'D BE IN THE BEST POSITION TO MAKE A MEDICAL DECISION FOR YOU.))
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But the message is NOT that you should rush out to a lawyer to set up a living will..
Even with nothing in writing, state law allows people like your spouse, children or parents to make medical decisions for you if YOU can't.. the important thing is to talk to them about it NOW so they know how you feel. Keith?[Sports
Coming up tonight in sports, a VMI footbal player gets a big honor, Donna Andrews was swinging over at Hunting Hill today.
And Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where the Cavs are hoping to stay clear of the red hot Ramblin Wreck of Georgia Tech.
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The 17th Annual Tee Off For Sight Golf Tournament doesn't offer the big bucks of an LPGA event.
But the charity gave Donna Andrews a chance to return to Virginia and give something back to those who helped her learn the game.
Denise Allen has more on her homecoming.
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((Donna Andrews is one of the LPGA's hottest golfers.
The Lynchburg native is third highest money maker this year and near the top of every other LPGA statistic.
This season of consistent play is a blessing after experiencing back trouble in '95.
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THe Tee Off For Sight Golf Tournament and clinic is one way Andrews gives back to the game and community.
The LPGA has formed Girls Clubs of America to help young female golfers around the country.
Andrews says many girls still have to play on the boys' golf team in high school just as she did.
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Andrews now makes her home in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and says while playing in the LPGA takes a lot of work, it's more fun than she ever imagined.
And that's what keeps her on the links.
Denise Allen News 7.
With a one and five overall record and a winless mark in the conference, the VMI Keydets haven't had much to get excited about this season.
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But today the Keydets got word that freshman quarterback, number 16, Aaron Mitchell is the conference's freshman of the week.
The Virginia Beach native came off the bench Saturday and passed for 264 yards and led the team on two scoring drives.
VMI is at UT Chattanooga this coming Saturday.
Despite a bye week, Virginia climbed to sixth in the polls. Head coach George Welsh says his Cavs might have had too much time to think about it with ACC rival Georgia Tech up next. Steve Mason explains.
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The San Diego Padresd will once again try to knock the Braves out of the postseason tonight.
They lead the best of seven three games to one.
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The Winston Cup circuit heads to Daytona this Saturday night for the rescheduled Pepsi 400 that was smoked out back in July.
The points race is all but over with 4 races to go.
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Jeff Gordon finshed second yesterday and extended his lead over Mark Martin to 288 points.
Here's how having your championship dreams shattered sounded to Mark Martin on lap 136.
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Virginia Tech's gay community is among the many reacting to the murder of a homosexual student in Wyoming.
Jean Jadhon has more.
Keith, the most recent hate crime to be in the national spotlight
occurs just as gay advocates at Tech prepare to hear about the role of homosexual persecution in the Holocaust.
Tonight at 11, we'll get reaction from students and an expert who
have something to say about hate crimes in America today.
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