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[ANCHOR=Keith]

We are a nation of Laws.

On NEWS 7 at SIX we'll examine two laws under judicial scrutiny tonight.
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One questions whether cross burning can be considered a form of free speech.
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Another defines the small companies that are exempt from laws governing sexual harassment in the workplace.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, famous last words from Tech and UVa about tomorrow's games, Emory & henry talks about a possible 10 and OH season,
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[VO-NAT]

and the high school football post season party begins tonight, the Salem/Forest game just one we will have on FFE.
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A mix of clouds and sun again today with more of the same expected this weekend. We will show you who is getting to much rain as we stay fairly dry.

[Va-Cross-Law]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-63 54:00]
[GRAPHIC=Burning Cross "Free Speech"]


It's a felony to burn a cross in Virginia.
But now a black attorney is leading a challenge to that law, contending that burning a cross is a protected form of free speech... or ought to be.
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[VO-NAT]
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Many states prohibit cross-burning on the grounds that it's a form of ethnic intimidation, a hate crime, or both. In Hillsville today there's a case challenging Virginia law.
If the challenge is successful, it could have an impact well beyond the state line.
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[Take Double Box here][Cross-Burning]


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A mother who left her three year old girl with a baby-sitter told police her daughter was sexually molested there. Investigators checked it out, and they say the mom was right.
31 year old James Conley Junior of Christiansburg is charged with assaulting the girl. Investigators say he has admitted to the crime. Conley is in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
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[Halifax-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[VO-NAT]
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Fifty-seven people have been charged in a mass arrest of drug suspects in HALIFAX County.
As of late this afternoon, 22- people had been apprehended- -including five juveniles. The sheriff's office expects to work "well into the night" rounding up suspects.
Dubbed "Operation Snake Eyes" by the regional narcotics task force, the two-year investigation focused on open-air drug markets, including Cody Car Wash on Highway 40 and Kitty's Lane off Highway 603.
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[Haygood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-58 2:00:30]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg man will undergo more psychiatric testing before a judge decides whether to send him to prison for attacking a woman last spring.
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[VO-NAT]
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57- year- old John Major Haygood had pled guilty to abduction and malicious wounding charges in September.
Haygood tried to abduct a woman at knifepoint outside Lynchburg General Hospital the night of April 28th.
He faces up to thirty years in prison, but a judge today ordered another evaluation of Haygood's mental status.
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[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Bud Pritchett's trial for the Ironto rest stop murder is set for next March.
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[VO-NAT]
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A Montgomery County judge set a new date after a brief hearing this afternoon.
The case had been delayed because Pritchett and his family were unhappy with his legal representation.
But he told the judge today that he'll stick with Jimmy Turk after all.
Pritchett's accused of killing and robbing a Roanoke man at an I-81 rest stop last year.
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[Sexual-Harassment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A judge will have to decide whether a woman who worked for a SMALL company is legally protected from sexual harassment.
Federal law excludes companies with fewer than five employees.
Tina Tenret says this case may change that.
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Vicki Lynn Mitchem says she was sexually harassed by her boss Durwood Counts at a State Farm insurance bureau in Covington.
She says when she refused to have sex, he fired her.
Durwood Counts denies her accusations, but both he and his attorney refused to comment on camera.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS TRYING TO GET THE CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT. ATTORNEYS SAY STATE STATUTE AND FEDERAL LAW DO NOT COVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN COMPANIES WITH FEWER THAN FIVE EMPLOYEES.))
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((VERY IMPORTANT CASE BECAUSE THE IMPACT -- IF THE CASE GOES AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF HERE, THE FEMALE EMPLOYEE, THE DEFENSE IS ARGUING WELL, REALLY A WOMAN HAS TO PROVIDE SEXUAL FAVORS TO HER EMPLOYER AND CAN BE FIRED FOR REFUSING TO DO SO.))
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An Alleghany Court judge has taken the case under advisement.
Tina Tenret News7 Covington.
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Now even if the judge decides to toss the wrongful dismissal suit, Vicki Lynn Mitchem has also filed assault and battery charges which will be heard.






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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A former world leader visits our area this weekend. Just ahead we'll tell you why she's here.
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Later, some movie posters are already so "hot", the theater has to take them down every night!
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Former Filipino president Corazon Aquino is in Lynchburg this weekend, to be honored for her efforts in restoring democracy to the Phillipines.
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Aquino's husband was assassinated in 1983... it was her peaceful revolt that unseated Ferdinand Marcos three years later.
She herself survived seven coup attempts, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.
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((CORAZON AQUINO/FORMER FILIPINO I SUPPOSE WE BECOME WHAT WE ARE BECAUSE OF OUR EXPERIENCES AND THE WAY WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE EXPERIENCES TO DO SOMETHING GOOD INSTEAD OF ALLOWING TRIALS TO OVERCOME US AND DEFEAT US.))
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[VO-NAT]


Tomorrow, Aquino will be presented with the first Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Buck is a 1914 graduate of the school.
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[NASA-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-61 1:45:11]
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Eighteen years at the NASA Langley Research Center have rewarded Jane Hogge (HOG) with an exciting career. Today, she encouraged Roanoke students to get excited about science.
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Hogge is an engineering technician at the Hampton facility. She has worked on a dozen space flight projects, including one now on the Russian Space Station Mir.
Speaking today at Monterey Elementary, she answered students' questions about the U-S space shuttle.
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((JANE HOGGE/NASA ENGINEERING TECH.: IN FACT THERE'S A LOCAL CHILD, WHO HAS ALREADY TOLD ME WHAT HER MASTER'S DEGREE IS GOING TO BE IN, SO SHE CAN GET IN THE SPACE PROGRAM AS A MISSION SPECIALIST. AND I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR HER NAME ON THE LIST OF ASTRONAUT CANDIDATES IN THE FUTURE.))
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Hogge has been visiting Roanoke Valley schools over the last eight years. She says John Glenn's return to space has prompted more interest in NASA and more invitations from area schools.
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[Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-68 48:06]
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Coming soon, to a galaxy near you, is "Star Wars Episode One."
Posters advertising the movie have already arrived in Roanoke.
And they're turning fans into Storm-troopers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Star Wars "Junior Jedi's" (JEDD-eyes) have offered to pay as much as 50-dollars for the posters.
But they're not for sale.
Twentieth Century Fox is worried some crazed fans will try to steal the pictures of young Anakin Skywalker -- the Jedi Knight who becomes Darth Vader.
Fox is telling theaters that display the posters during the day to keep them locked up at night.
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((JONES: I CAN'T BLAME THEM. THIS IS GOING TO BE WORTH A LOT. WE WANT THEM TO LAST UNTIL THE MOVIE ACTUALL OPENS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Episode One is the long-awaited "prequel" to the Star Wars trilogy.
It is scheduled to open on May 21st, 19-99.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street ended the week on a strong note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 90 points today, climbing above 89-hundred. NASDAQ was off about 3 points.
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[Health-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-57 1:58:30]
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For decades until his death in 1971, Doctor Walter Johnson was THE source of medical help for low- income residents in Lynchburg's inner city.
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Now Johnson's legacy lives on in a new community health center that bears his name.
Hundreds turned out for the dedication of the 8- thousand square foot facility today.
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((DR. MELVIN PINN/AAFP PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: THIS CEREMONY TODAY REPRESENTS FOR A GREAT HILL CITY, MORE THAN A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING. THIS JOHNSON HEALTH CENTER REPRESENTS A CULMINATION OF A LEGACY AND A SPIRIT THAT SHOULD CONTINUE TO LIVE FOREVER.))
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The center will offer primary medical care to low- income residents who are unable or unwilling to get treatment from a traditional doctor or hospital.
It is an outreach program of the Centra Health corporation.
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[Centenarians]


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The state threw a party for some folks who've celebrated a few in their time.
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More than a hundred people who are at least a hundred years old, and their guests, filled the State Library Building for today's ceremonies.
The governor gave each one a birthday card, and personal greetings from Jesse "The Body" Ventura. The two met briefly today at the National Governor's Conference in Delaware.
Over a thousand men and women who have turned a hundred now live in the Commonwealth.
The state predicts that within 50 years, two MILLION centenarians will be living in Virginia.
No wonder it's often called the "Old" Dominion.
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[Sports tease]


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Roy Stanley will preview the Forest/Salem game, one of 12 FFE regional games totnight, UVa talks about the heels,


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While the Hokies take a shot at the Big East championship tomorrow against Syracuse.
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[S-Salem]


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Salem's Journey to a second straight championship in the 90's begins tonight.
The Spartans host Jefferson Forest in the regional Playoffs.
And Roy Stanley says this special Spartan team has a challenge of stopping the Cavaliers wishbone attack.
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((Back on August second the first day of practice, Head coach Willis White new this Spartan team was special.
The team set goals and reached one last week by finishing the regular season at 10 and 0.)) ((WILLIE WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:)) ((If the Spartans are to remain undefeated and advance in the playoffs they must stop the Cavaliers of Jefferson Forest.
And that means stopping the wish bone offense led by senior quarterback Jerton Evans.)) ((WHITE:)) ((The Salem Jefferson Forest match up is jus one of 12 playoff games we'll feature on Friday Football Extra.
Now, Here's a look at the rest of the schedule.))
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Virginia Tech left the valley this morning headed to New York for a game against the Orangemen of Syracuse.
Tech hasn't won in the dome since 1986 and the Hokies were picked in the pre season to finish behind the Orangemen.


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Kickoff is tomorrow night at 8 and the winner will be in the drivers seat for the Big East Championship.



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Tomorrow at 3:30, 7 and 2 Virginia hosts 4 and 4 North Carolina. The Cavaliers are chasing their 8th win of the season without Anthony Poindexter, whose absence is being felt in tarheel country.
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[S-Add]


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ODAC football champion Emory & Henry puts a perfect 9 and OH season on the line tomorrow against Maryville in the season finale.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Saturday; :00]


The Wasps have been a main stay in the South Region's top 5 and the nations top ten. Former Alleghany star Oliver Jordan is the leagues leading rusher but individual goals are hardly the point.
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[pinnacle 7501]
In other college stuff. You CAN watch the Arkansas-Tennessee battle tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 right here on Your Hometown Station. Again, that game here on WDBJ.
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[S-Busch]


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NASCAR's season offically ends with this weekend's Busch Grand National Race in Homestead, Florida.
Rookie Dale Earnhardt Junior qualified 15th today. He only needs to start the Jiffy Lube 300 to win the B-G-N title.
Local driver Phillip Morris is 34th.
And Casey Atwood will be on the pole.[Wx-Tape]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Asbestos is adding a new chapter to an local jail controversy.
[DOUBLE BOX=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with details. [Jean full]
[SUPER=@jean1]


Keith, Alleghany County wants a new jail...
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[SUPER=03-Covington/April;]

but they have to get rid of the old one first.
And that task is proving to be more complicated than planned.
Demolition of the old jail came to a halt this week because a contractor says there's asbestos in the building, and no one told him.
The new jail is supposed to go up in the same spot.
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[Jean full]
Opponents have complained the new jail would be an eyesore, but this development raises all sorts of new questions. We'll have this latest chapter on the story at 11. [DOUBLE BOX=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]