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Alfred Martin got caught selling pot a quarter century ago- -but the Martinsville native never served his sentence.

On NEWS 7 at SIX: the tale of a model citizen now living in Michigan.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we'll tell you what you can do to help hurricane victims in Central America.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight in sports, UVa looks to avoid another late season swoom with UNC on the horizon.
We will take a look at the first round high school football pairings for this coming Friday.
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[VO-NAT]


And in shocking, abrupt move tonight - VMI fires head football coach Ted Cain, even though he is just in the second year of his five year contract.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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The recent big chill is moderated by a strong southerly wind and showers tomorrow. Full forecast details just ahead.

[Extradition]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-63 1:29:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia officials are fighting to bring a Michigan businessman to Martinsville -- so they can put him behind bars. He was there once before, but a lot has happened since he walked away.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]
[Live= Tina full/newsroom]


Tina Tenret tells us more.
[SUPER=@tina1;]


Alfred Martin sold about 10 bucks worth of marijuana 24 years ago.
He escaped from jail in Martinsville and fled to Michigan.
Now Virginia officials have tracked him down and they want him back.
(Rollcue:they want him back)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=49-year-old Alfred Martin]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI;]
[SUPER=01-Joan Zigler/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty;]
[SUPER=01-Guy Dobbs/Attorney;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=they will succeed]


49-year-old Alfred Martin is a Martinsville native.
Now he's living in Michigan with three children and his own mortgage company.
Police there stopped him last week for driving with expired plates -- and found he was wanted in Virginia.
Officials here say he should be brought back.
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[SOT 13:55:01]
[IN Q=He should serve]

((JOAN ZIGLER/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: HE SHOULD SERVE HIS TIME. HE HAD HIS DAY IN COURT, HE ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO WALKS AWAY FROM CITY FARM WHO HAS COMMITTED A FELONY I HAVE PURSUED. I WILL NOT MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR THIS CASE.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for this case]


In 1974, Martin was sentenced to a year on Martinsville's city farm.
He walked off after one day.
Now he's wanted for escape, and fraudulent conversion of property for not paying off his furniture when he left.


If he returns, he will be sent to the city jail under maximum security.
But Martin's lawyer is gearing up for a fight.
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[SOT 13:48:22]
[IN Q=There certainly were]

((GUY DOBBS/ATTORNEY: THERE CERTAINLY WERE ... IN OUR OPINION.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=IN OUR OPINION]


In 1976 -- Michigan's governor refused to send Martin back to Virginia -- protecting him with legal asylum.
But the commonwealth's attorney says now, states work together more closely and she thinks this time, they will succeed.
[Live= Tina full/Newsroom]


But the real power here belongs to the governors.
Governor Gilmore must sign an extradition request.
If he doesn't want Alfred Martin back, there's nothing law enforcement officers can do.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]


And of course, Michigan's governor must force Martin to return -- otherwise, he's still safe.
(Keith question: Tina, how much jail time could he get?)


[Ben-Lilly]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-57 1:51:37]
[GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly]


The U-S Supreme court has agreed to hear arguments from the man sitting on death for his involvement in the death of a Virginia Tech student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 12, 1997;]


Benjamin Lilly was sentenced to die for abducting and killing Alexander DeFilippis.
Lilly's attorneys will argue that a statement allowed as evidence during his trial violated his constitutional rights.
Lilly's brother, Mark, told police he had "nothing to do with the shooting" and blamed it on his brother.
Mark Lilly refused to testify during his brother's trial citing his constitutional right against self-incrimination.

Lilly's attorneys say the statement violated their client's right to confront the witnesses against him.
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[4:29:07]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I might]

((MAX JENKINS/BEN LILLY'S TRIAL ATTORNEY:I MIGHT SAY THAT JUDGE GRUBBS RELUCTANTLY RULED AGAINST US, THAT HE WAS OF THE OPINION THAT THAT WAS WELL PERHAPS NOT PROPER BUT HE WAS BOUND BY WHAT THE SUPREME COURT HAD SAID AND I'VE DISCUSSED IT WITH OTHER LOCAL JUDGES AND THEY WERE OF THE SAME OPINION. ))
[SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Ben Lilly's Trial Attorney; :00]
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[OUT Q=same opinion.]
[ANCHOR=KEITH]
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Ben Lilly is currently being represented by a New York law firm.
If he's granted a new trial-- Jenkins and Christopher Tuck may be representing him again.


[Henry-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
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An 85-year old woman was assaulted by a neighbor in her own home Saturday night.
Henry County investigators say the man physically and sexually assaulted the woman, then went into the bathroom in her home, locked the door, shot himself in the head and died.
The sheriff's department did not identify either of them... except to say they lived nearby one another in the town of Fieldale.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Some historic buildings are about get a new life. That story is still ahead.
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And when the wrestlers came to town, one handicapped fan says the civic center gave him a raw deal. His story is next.

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Public arenas like the Roanoke Civic Center are required to accomodate handicapped customers, but one handicapped wrestling fan claims he was kicked out because of his seating request. David Johnson found the Civic Center is already improving its facilities for the handicapped.
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(( Last week's wrestling event at the Roanoke Civic Center was a big hit for most fans, but not for Dale Miller.
Miller could have watched from one of the wheelchair spaces on the mezzinine level, but he chose the ground level.

Miller says he couldn't see well from his spot, so he got permission to move closer to ringside, and that's when the trouble started.
[SOT=16:15:55]
[IN Q=AFTER TEN OR FIFTEEN]

((DALE MILLER/WRESTLING FAN; AFTER TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES, I HEARD A LADY SITTING TO MY RIGHT COMPLAINING THAT BECAUSE I WAS THERE IN MY CHAIR, SHE COULDN'T SEE THE MATCHES. SHE COULD STAND UP, I COULDN'T.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=I COULDN'T.]

Miller says within moments he and his wife were escorted out by Roanoke police. The couple left, but they weren't happy about it.
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[IN Q=I FELT LIKE]

((I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING TOLD GO TO THE BACK OF THE BUS. TO ME, I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MILLER SAYS HE WANTS SOMETHING DONE. CIVIC CENTER MANAGERS SAY THEY HAVE NOTIT ALREADY HAS THE BALL ROLLING STARTING WITH A THREE YEAR PLAN GEARED TOWARD PROVIDING MORE SEATING SPACE FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED.)) [RUNS]
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[IN Q=WE'VE DESIGNED SOME]

((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER; WE'VE DESIGNED SOME IMPROVEMENTS ALONG THE WALK-AROUND IN THE COLUSIEM AREA. WE'RE TAKING TWO SECTIONS EACH YEAR FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. WE JUST COMPLETED THE FIRST PHASE OF THIS. THIS WILL ADD ABOUT 75-TOTAL HANDICAP SEATS OVER WHAT WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST.)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=IN THE PAST.]

The center has a long list of other handicap accessible renovations planned, including lowering concession stand and box office countertops and putting in new water fountains and telephones.
Miller says he's pleased about the changes, but he would like to see the ground floor become equally accessible.

David Johnson, News7.))[Tech-Liquor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-64 56:39]
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Virginia Tech is now planning to notify the parents of students UNDER age 21 who are caught breaking the law with alcohol or drugs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


The campus' board of visitors today approved that policy as well as 16- others aimed at cracking down on student drinking.
Virginia Tech will also be adding new alcohol- free activities for students.
The University is also planning to take tougher action against students who commit alcohol violations off-campus.
Virginia's Attorney General is requiring all state colleges and universities to toughen their policies as a way of discouraging binge drinking.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Wall Street's winning streak came to an end today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-62 1:10:26]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


General Electric is bringing good things to life in Lynchburg.
While you know the firm for light bulbs and appliances, G-E is also an insurance company that absorbed what was once First Colony of Lynchburg.
Today, G-E announced today it will NOT demolish several historic buildings it purchased from First Colony along the city's riverfront.
[double boxes=Keith/Steve]


Steve Smallshaw is in Lynchburg.
So why did G-E reverse itself on this, Steve?
[LIVE=Steve/Full]
[SUPER=@ssm1;] Keith, company officials say they underestimated the public interest in saving these buildings.


And now that they've agreed to sell them.. G-E says the same people who protested the demolition should put their money where their mouth is.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From the very]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Britton/G-E Financial Assurance; ]
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/Lynchburg Mayor; ]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Economic Development Director; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=sitting there vacant.]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


From the very beginning, it was a public relations nightmare for G-E.
When the company announced it wanted to tear down these Commerce Street buildings to improve the view of the river from its headquarters, residents were outraged.
After months of negotiation, G-E now says it will put the buildings up for sale.. taken as a group, they're priced at over a half million dollars.
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[SOT 21:22:13]
[IN Q=We saw it]

((BUTCH BRITTON/G-E FINANCIAL ASSURANCE: WE SAW IT AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE CITY AND THEIR PLANS. IT WAS A WIN- WIN FOR BOTH OF US.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=both of us.]
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[SOT 21:30:32]
[IN Q=This is what]

((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THIS IS WHAT THE PUBLIC SAID THAT WE WANTED AND NOW WE HAVE IT. AND SO WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS IS GOING TO OPEN SOME DOORS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=open some doors.]


G-E also plans to open the doors on the old Craddock Terry building, converting it into a customer service center.


Many people have wondered why one of Lynchburg's prime pieces of real estate has sat empty for the last five years.


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[SOT 21:26:02]
[IN Q=It's been difficult]

((LEE COBB/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION TO THEIR SATISFACTION. IT'S A POOR REFLECTION ON THE CITY TO HAVE IT SITTING THERE VACANT.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=sitting there vacant.]
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[LIVE=Steve/Full]


The Craddock Terry purchase represents an eight million dollar investment for G-E over the next two years.
[double boxes=Keith/Steve]


It's not expected to create any new jobs right away.. about 300 existing employees will be shifted from the company's two other locations in Lynchburg. Keith?
(keith ?: how long is G-E willing to wait for someone to buy those other buildings downtown?)


(Steve ad lib answer)[Stephens]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-56 1:43:37]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The murder trial of Quienton Stephens in Pittsylvania County will continue tomorrow for a second day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Stephens is charged with first degree murder for allegedly shooting Delvecchio Farmer to death in October 1997.
The prosecution says the shooting happened during a failed attempt to steal drugs and money from the victim.
The victim's girlfriend was at home in bed that night when she heard shots being fired.
The Commonwealth's Attorney asked that we not show her face.
She testified that her boyfriend came running into the bedroom just before the gunfire started.
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[IN Q=He got behind the door]

((HE GOT BEHIND THE DOOR, HE LAID BEHIND THE DOOR.))
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[SOT4:18:47-:50]

((ONLY THING HE SAID WAS PUT MY HEAD DOWN AND BE QUIET.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Lea/Victim's Girlfriend;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=and be quiet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Court will resume in the morning with more prosecution witnesses.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=]


A second suspect in the murder of Delvecchio Farmer was arrested yesterday.
Calvin Pinchback is also charged with first degree murder.
He's being held in the Pittsylvania County jail and will be tried seperately.

[Mitch-FU]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-58 1:50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Mitch]


Hundreds of Americans are pitching in to help the people whose countries were ravaged by Hurricane Mitch.
Some of that relief is coming from Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co;]


The First Union Service Center on Plantation Road is collecting clothes, dried food, camping gear and medical supplies for hurricane victims in Central America.
[SUPER=03-Tegucigalpa, Honduras;]


A First Union employee started the collection after watching T-V.
He was motivated to help after seeing so many people without food and shelter.
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[SOT 13:02:10]
[IN Q=every little bit]

((MITCH DEAN: EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS... THE GOVERNMENT IS GIVING AID...EVERYONE PITCHING IN MAKES A GARGANTUAN EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Mitch Dean/First Union;]
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[OUT Q=GARGANTUAN EFFORT]
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[VO-NAT]


You can drop off items at the service center's security desk on Plantation Road.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight in sports, VMI fires its head football coach, Steve Mason checks in from UVA where the Cavs are looking forward to kicking up their heels.
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[VO-NAT]


And I will have the playoff picture for the first round of regional that are slated for this Friday night across the region.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=VMI FOOTBALL]


The VMI Keydets have lost nine straight games and tonight they lost their head football coach Ted Cain in an abrupt firing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


The school released a statement concerning the move less than an hour ago, in which Major General Josiah Bunting said the program has just not made progress the school wanted or expected.
Cain has only been on post since January 12th of 1997 when he arrived after serving as an assistant at VMI.
He is in the second year of a five year deal, and the school plans to honor the contract.
Athlatic director Donny White is taking over the team on an interim basis for this Saturday's season finale against the Citadel.
While he played at VMI and was an assistant for 10 years. He, however, is not a candidate for the job on a permamant basis.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Somewhat forgotten in all the attention around UVa's must win Saturday over North Carolina in order to secure a bowl game is the fact that 10 seniors will play their final game at Scott Stadium. Steve Mason has more on two fourth year winners.
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[S-Dex]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
[GRAPHIC=POINDEXTER]


Anthony Poindexter, who will be honored on senior's Day Satrurday, had what doctors are calling successful reconstructive surgery on his left knee this past Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 26th; :00]


Many medical experts have suggested that the severity of the injury could make it tough for Poindexter to play again on the NFL level.
But today, George Welsh said he doesn't agree with those assessments.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Friday Football Extra's top teams will be well represented with the regional playoffs open this Friday night.
Here's a look at the pairings that were finalized this afternoon by the Virginia high school league.
All of the following games are set for Friday night.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=]
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How did more than 400 convicted felons become registered voters in Roanoke City and and Roanoke County?
Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more. [Jean]
[Super=@jean1;]


Keith, The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found those felons and hundreds more
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 3;]


during a recent investigation of the State Board of Elections.
Local registrars were caught by surprise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LOUELLA CRUTCHFIELD-THAXTON/REGISTRAR; WE'RE DOING OUR JOB, AND I THINK THAT WE'RE DOING VERY GOOD AT IT AND I FEEL LIKE 342 CONFICTED FELONS... WE'RE UNAWARE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Louella Crutchfield-Thaxton/Registrar;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=unaware of it]
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[Double-Box]
And there's also nothing they can do to stop it.

We'll find out why tonight on News 7 at 11... Keith [Close]


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