Agents bust a moonshine still in Franklin County.
Autopy results are released on FLO-JO.
Fisher Price Recalls some toys. Find out where you can get repairs locally.
Plus thousands of bras over a river-We'll tell you why.
News 7 is next.
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The state stings a Franklin County moonshine still.
A-B-C agents busted the still today and arrested two people
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in the Endicott section of the County.
Tina Tenret talked to one of the stillhands.
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(( You had to be careful not to lean up against these six blackpots.
They were still steaming even hours after agents raided the place.
This factory can cook up more than 600 gallons in about a week.
126 jugs stood ready for market.
Agents arrested Rodney James and his sister Karen Gillespie in the stills.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING THESE? RODNEY JAMES/ALLEGED STILLHAND: JUST A LITTLE WHILE. IT AIN'T BEEN THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW MONTHS? JAMES: NO NOT THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW WEEKS? JAMES: NO COMMENT. LAUGHS.))
A barn shielded this shop from the weather.
Fuel oil, not the usual propane, kept the blackpots boiling.
But there was nothing special about the mash when agents finished.
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They sliced through four thousand jugs,
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confiscated seven thousand pounds of sugar and waded through a whiskey waterfall.
Agents say the owner of this still is down about 10-thousand-dollars.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: AGENTS SAY THEY KNOW WHO OWNS THIS STILL BUT THE TROUBLE IS FINDING HIM. NOTHING HERE IS IN HIS NAME, AND OF COURSE THEY'VE NEVER SEEN HIM DROPPING OFF SUPPLIES OR PICKING UP THE ALCOHOL.))
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When agents take this case to court -- they'll be missing one thing: a search warrant.
They had planned to bust this still next week but that strategy went down the drain when they were spotted.
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((JIMMY BEHELER/ABC AGENT: ONCE WE GOT HERE HE DID INVITE US INSIDE SO WE THINK WE'LL BE OKAY.))
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Agents won't say how they stumbled on this still.
But it's tough to hide the sweet smell of homemade whiskey.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))
Every 12 minutes in Virginia, a victim of domestic violence seeks help.
And, most often their attackers are men.
But, today men took a stand against domestic violence at a candlelight service in Roanoke.
During the event men talked about abuse and their personal efforts to end it.
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((PHILIP TRUMPERTER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS JUDGE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT SINCE THE HIGHEST MAJORITY OF BATTERERS ARE MEN THAT THERE'S NO BETTER PEOPLE TO EXPRESS ITS HORRORS THAN THOSE WHO'VE ACTUALLY COMMITTED THESE HORRIBLE OFFENSES AGAINST WOMEN, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN.))
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The event was sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty's Women's Resource Center.
It was held to remember women, children and men who've suffered from abuse.
This is the sixth year for the event.
After hearing songs and speeches from local officials participants gathered outside and lit candles.
Livingston "Bud" Pritchett has less than a month to replace his court-appointed attorneys with one of his choice.
This latest development took place this morning-- just as jury selection was set to begin.
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Pritchett is charged with capital murder for allegedly robbing and shooting a man at an Ironto rest area last April.
Pritchett's family and members of two civil rights groups say they don't believe his current attorneys were willing to launch a full scale legal defense against an all white jury.
And as a result-- were pressuring Pritchett into signing a plea agreement.
Although Judge Ray Grubbs agreed to let Pritchett hire a new attorney...
He voiced his displeasure over why he waited until now to speak out and defended Pritchett's current attorneys.
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((JUDGE RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT COURT:YOU COULD NOT HAVE MORE COMPETENT REPRESENTATION, THEY HAVE BEEN YOUR ATTORNEYS SINCE THEIR APPOINTMENT IN MAY OF 1997. ))
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Pritchett's supporters are consulting with a Washington D-C attorney in hopes of finding someone to take over the case.
A second grader who carried a toy gun onto a Roanoke County School bus has been suspended from classes.
School officials say other students saw the child playing with the toy gun, and told the bus driver. The driver reported the incident to the principal at Glen Cove Elementary.
Officials say they expect the child to serve a short suspension, but they are not recommending expulsion.
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Mideast Peace Talks are in a high intensity moment- That according to a senior U-S official.
Sources say Yassar Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu have all but agreed to terms for Irsaeli security-
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The Palestinians want Israel to commit to a third troop withdrawal from the West Bank- They also want the release of 3-thousand jailed Palestinians.
Israel is demanding a Palestinian charter that does NOT call for the destruction of the Jewish state.
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More deaths from Texas Flooding.
Divers today pulled a Lincoln Town Car from the water with four family members inside- including a 2-month old baby girl.
For other families it was a day to go back home and find what's left.
Toni Lopez lost most everything she owned.
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With more flooding the Governor is asking that 5 more counties be declared disaster areas.
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A mid-air collision over the Arizona desert-
An Air Force F-16 jet collided with another jet during a training mission Northwest of Phoenix.
The pilot of the 16 million dollar F-16 ejected safely before his jet burst into flames.
The other pilot landed safely and was not hurt either.
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An environmental group is claiming responsibility for fire set atop
Vail Mountain in Colorado Monday.
The group called Earth Liberation Front claims it set the fire because the resort was planning to expand.
The E-L-F claims the expansion would have harmed the endangered Lynx-
In all, seven separate fires caused an estimated 12-million dollars in damages.
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Fisher Price is voluntarily recalling as many as 10-million battery-operated vehicles.
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Free repairs are being offered for "Power Wheels" -- the ride-on cars and trucks that the Consumer Product Safety Commission says can catch fire.
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But designated repair centers across the country will NOT be able to repair the defect for 7 to 10 days.
One local repairman says that doesn't mean children can't use the toys in the meantime.
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There are two shops in the area that can repair the defective parts.
In Roanoke, you can take the toys to Commonwealth Shaver and Appliance Service on Williamson ROad.
And in South Boston... toys can be repaired at South Boston True Value.
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If you have questions, you can call the Fisher Price Power Wheels Hotline at 1-(800) 977-7800.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come on News 7 at 11...
They're not going to space, but some area students are headed to Florida to watch THEIR experiments head into the final frontier.
Details coming up.
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((Hey Jean, welcome to your Thursday night. It's lady's night as we check in on the Seminole leaders, plus the autopsy results on Flo Jo do not reveal any steroid use. We'll check on some former Friday football Extra stars and this week's schedule plus, find out what the Hoos have for Holt. Tonight in sports. ))
Students from a small Floyd County school are heading to Florida... to watch experiments they designed head into space.
About half of the students who attend the Blue Mountain School will be at Cape Canaveral next week, when the Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to lift off.
That's the flight that will carry John Glenn back into space.
During the summer, the young scientists prepared experiments that will test the effects of microgravity and extreme temperature changes on materials such as soap, photographic film, and popcorn.
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((MYRA LELAND/BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL TEACHER: EVERYBODY'S SPACE CRAZY NOW. WE'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT IT. THEY CAN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE, PRETTY MUCH. WE READ SPACE BOOKS EVERY DAY. WE TALK ABOUT SPACE. WE DRAW SPACE PICTURES.))
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Blue Mountain School was one of only ten schools in the nation whose experiments were selected to fly on next week's shuttle flight.
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Halifax County is debating whether to put more restrictions on livestock operations when it comes to hog farming.
Citzens have voiced concerns over air and water pollution as well as decreasing property values.
The county planning commission will discuss potential changes to the ordinance Tuesday.
Christy Hubley takes a look at the source of the big stink.
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Billy Wooding has raised hogs in Halifax County for about four years.
More than 25-hundred at a time-- these hogs are fattened to market weight-- then sold for slaugther.
Wooding-- like the four other hog farmers in Halifax County-- contracts with Carroll Foods of Waverly Virginia.
The farmers supply the facilities-- the company supplies the animals, feed, and weekly inspections.
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((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: THEY OWN THE HOGS AND THAT'S A LARGE INVESTMENT ON THEIR PART AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M DOING RIGHT AS WELL AS THE HOGS ARE DOING GOOD.))
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The General Manager of Carroll Foods says his company is constantly changing to keep up with new technologies.
Improved feed for the animals, new waste spreading techniques, and even genetically engineered pigs.
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((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: IN FACT THERE ARE 12-CUTS THAT COME FROM THAT PIG THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THEY'RE KNOW FOR THEIR EXTREME LEANNESS AND LOW FAT CONTENT AND ALMOST ALL OF OUR OPERATIONS PRODUCE THAT PIG NOW.))
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Pig producers worry about how county-imposed restrictions might affect their ability to farm.
They say Virginia's hog regulations are already among the toughest in the country.
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((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: THE SITUATION IN NC IS QUITE DIFFERENT THAT IT IS IN VA. VA'S HAD VERY STRICT REGULATIONS SINCE 1988. NC DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ANY REGULATIONS UNTIL 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO.))
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The hog debate in Halifax County won't be resolved anytime soon.
It will be months for the planning commission sends its recommendation on livestock ordinance to the board of supervisors for a vote.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.))
Coming up later... what would 65-hundred bras look like, strung together across the Hudson?
We'll show you.
And with only 63 days left until Christmas see how a local church is preparing to make the holidays a little brighter for some area children.
The story, straight ahead.
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A Danville church is beginning its work to make Christmas a little brighter for underprivileged families.
The Abundant Life World Outreach Church plans to give away 500-brand new bicycles to needy children.
The bikes will be distributed at the Sunday church service before Christmas.
Last year, the church gave out 4-- bicyles to many smiling faces.
Donations are now being accepted to help the church with this project.
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((REV. BILL MOTLEY/ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH: WE REALLY JUST SOUGHT GOD ON HOW WE COULD TOUCH A FAMILY AND I WAS READING WHERE THE STATISTICS SHOW THE NUMBER ONE GOFT EVEN TODAY THAT CHILDREN DESIRE IS A BICYCLE... IT WAS REALLY A GOD IDEA.))
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The Abundant Life Church also plans to provide 350-needy families with the fixings for Christmas dinner.
Anyone who wants to register to receive a bicycle or groceries should contact church.
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Actress Ashley Judd, one of the University of Kentucky's most famous alums has lent her name her good looks and her sex appeal to help promote the school's club ice hockey team.
Ashley graces this poster that is covered by the team's schedule and little else.
The team is giving them away at home games this season.
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The autopsy results dealing with Florecne Griffith Joyner's death on September 21st were released yesterday, and there is no indication of any steroid use as many had suspected.
Toxicology tests showed nothing more than Tylenol and Benadryl in her system.
Doctors says she suffered an epileptic seizure while face down with her head in a pillow, and that combination resulted in her suffocation.
Flo Jo was just 38 years old.
In High School Girls hoop action last night we drop in on the Seminole district leading Heritage Pioneers who were in Bedford to take on the Liberty Minettes.
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Liberty Coach Ty Gafford giving his troops a little bit of a pep talk in the first half.
But, it was the Heritage that got up big early as Monica Dawson knocks down this long jumper, she would finish with a game high 13 points. Pioneers up 19-to-4.
Then Adrian Miller dumps the ball down to Rebecca Parker and she turns to the hole for the layup and the lead was 23-to-4 Heritage.
Liberty tries to stay close as Crystal Kennedy passes it down low to Brooke Owens, she turns, dips under and banks the layup in.
But it was not enough as Heritage goes on to beat Liberty 46-to-26. The first game between these two this year was decided by a point.
Elsewhere tonight Glenvar nipped Auburn 46-to-45. Byrd slipped by Northside by 5. Craig County stayed on top in the Pioneer with win over Covington.
Gretna stayed tied for first in the Dogwood by beating William Campbell.
And Ft. Chiswell moved to 10-and-0 in the Mountain Empire with an 80-to-44 win over Grayson.
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The 1998 season is heading down the home stretch for the high school football teams in the area.
Here is where the Friday Football Extra gang will be hanging out on week number 9 tonight.
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Two former Friday Football Extra players of the week have been having a decent season at James Madison University.
Delvin Joyce, who played at Fieldale-Collinsville has 301 yards rushing and three TDs on the season.
And as a kick return man he is averaging 14 yards a return on his punts and over 22 yards on kickoffs.
He is the Dukes' all-purpose yardage leader this season.
On the defensive side, former Bassett standout Cliff Wimbush has missed four games with neck and shoulder injuries, but has still managed to record 17 tackles, 11 of which are unassisted from his linebacking spot.
The Dukes are home this weekend taking on the Black Bears of Maine. So far this year, JMU is just 1 and 6.
The Dukes are winless in the Atlantic 10.
In girl's volleyball tonight Patrick Henry stepped out of district and beat E.C. Glass 3-to-2.
The Patriots are now 13-and-3 overall this season.
They are second in the RVD behind Franklin County.
When we come back we will check in with Steve Mason in Charlottesville and see how the
Cavaliers plan to take the punch out of the Pack and all-american Terry Holt.
Football fans who have been analyzing Tech's loss to Temple have been pointing to Ricky Hall's bobbled pass in the closing seconds.
But the Tech defensive players will tell you they are to blame for that loss.
Instead of getting their third shutout of the year they gave up 28 points and 357 yards.
In other words, look out Alabama-Birmingham.
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Virginia is making final preparations for N.C. State's invasion on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Mason says the Cavs likely will be facing yet another air raid.
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(( Rambling Wreck receiver Dez White sent tremors through the UVa secondary. Two other words also shake up the UVa defense.
Despite the fact UVa's defense gave up 41 points to Georgia Tech, N.C. State's ACC leading passing game still respects the two words often found on UVa's hit list, Anthony Poindexter.
Lost in state's offensive hype is the N.C. State defense which held Florida State and Syracuse to a combined 24 points!.
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Kickoff in Charlottesville is 3:30. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) [Video]
You remember the Hands Across America charity event- but how about Bras across the Hudson?
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Yes, BRAS- strung across the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer, New York.
It's all in an effort to fight Breast Cancer.
An Albany radio station is behind the event- The morning host lost his mother to breast cancer- so he decided to do something different to raise awareness.
This is definitely attention-getting.
More than 65-hundred brassiers were sewn together and hung on a cable- across the River.
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