[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

On NEWS-7 at SIX we'll hear from a woman who's none too happy to see her husband's face on the state police web s
ite, listing sex offenders.
We'll tell you why.
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[VO-NAT]


A plane crash survivor praises the pilot for saving their lives.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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It may not be another ice storm, but sleet and freezing rain return to the weekend forecast. Details and a record breaking WeatherSchool just ahead.

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[SOT 3:58:07 (bite #10 on tape we fed)]
[IN Q=He's already upset]

(("JANE DOE"/WIFE OF SEX OFFENDER: HE'S ALREADY UPSET ABOUT WHAT HE'S WROUGHT ON HIS FAMILY. BUT TO HAVE IT OPENED RIGHT BACK UP AGAIN IS LIKE IT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=all over again.]
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[VO-NAT]


The wife of a convicted sex offender says the new state police web site is threatening to tear her family apart.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening. I'm Keith Humphry.

[Sex-Offenders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-71 1:18:55]
[GRAPHIC=Internet Sex Offender]


Already more than 300- thousand people have accessed the state police on- line registry of sex offenders..
But a woman in Central Virginia says making that information public is making her LIFE a living nightmare.
[Double boxes=Keith/Steve-Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom with her story..
[LIVE=Steve/Full-Microwave]


Keith, "Jane Doe", as we'll call her, says listing the names and addresses of convicted sex offenders can be a good idea.. but NOT if the abuser and his victim are still living together.
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[SUPER=01-"Jane Doe"/Wife of Sexual Offender; :23]
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[OUT Q="...in your face." QUICK OUT!!]


(( "Jane Doe" doesn't want her name or face revealed.. and we've also disguised her voice to protect her identity.
Ironically though, her family's darkest secret is available to anyone who can access the state police web site on the Internet.
There they can see that Jane's husband is a convicted sex offender.. and they can also learn exactly where he lives in central Virginia.
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[SOT 3:56:49 (#8 soundbite on tape)]
[IN Q=I'm sure that]

(("JANE DOE"/WIFE OF SEX OFFENDER: I'M SURE THAT THERE'S PEOPLE THAT KNOW THAT I JUST HAVEN'T RUN ACROSS YET. I'M STAYING IN THE HOUSE.. I'M AFRAID TO GO OUT.))
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[OUT Q=to go out.]


What makes Jane's situation different is the victim was her daughter.
Her husband spent six months in jail.. it was difficult, but with the help of counseling, she's taken him back and the family is living together again.
Now Jane lives with the daily fear that someone will see his picture and their address and put two and two together.

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[SOT 3:51:20 (#4 soundbite on tape)]
[IN Q=I wouldn't wish]

(("JANE DOE"/WIFE OF SEX OFFENDER: I WOULDN'T WISH THIS ON ANYBODY. HOW CAN YOU HEAL? IT'S CONSTANTLY THERE, FOR POSTERITY. I MEAN EVERY DAY YOU CAN ACCESS IT. AT LEAST IF IT'S IN THE NEWSPAPER, THINGS DIE AND YOU CAN MOVE ON. HOW CAN YOU MOVE ON THIS WAY? YOU'RE CONSTANTLY HAVING YOUR PAST THROWN IN YOUR FACE.))
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[OUT Q=in your face.]))
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[LIVE=Steve/Full]


Besides harming families that have worked hard to put their lives back together, Jane Doe says posting this information on the Internet could also discourage OTHER mothers from reporting child sexual abuse.
[Double boxes=Keith/Steve]


She's contacted the A-C-L-U which has promised to look into her complaint.


[Web-Site]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Those concerns notwithstanding, the site's immmense popularity has already led State Police to expand its capacity, so more people can have access to it.
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[Take GFX Page] A reminder that our internet home page has a direct link. Just call up WDBJ7-dot-com, and click "webwatch".
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[Alfred-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-75 1:48:20]
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25 years ago, he escaped from custody, and began a new life in Michigan. Once he was caught, he was hoping to be released again ... while he awaits trial.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Christy/Microwave]

Christy Hubley was in Martinsville for Alfred Martin's court hearing today. She joins us now with the latest.
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(Rollcue: "...One of the charges was dismissed.")
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Christy/Microwave][Impeachment]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-73 1:04:53]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Congress is back in Washington and an impeachment trial is "Job One" for the U-S Senate.
But what happens next is still largely a mystery tonight.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Newspath]


Ellen Qualls is in Washington with the latest.
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Newspath]

KEITH QUESTION: So no firm details yet from Trent Lott on the schedule?

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One of the men who survived that plane crash in Rockbridge County yesterday says he's lucky to be alive.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


William Herb was aboard the small, private plane with two others,
He was flying to Roanoke from Baltimore on a business trip when both of the plane's engines stopped working. [herb video]
Herb broke his pelvis and hurt his shoulder.
But he told us on the phone this afternoon that he would have died if it weren't for the pilot's heroics.
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[SOT 1:53, 2:10 -- BUMP TWO SOTS]
[IN Q=THE MAN SAVED]

((HERB: THE MAN SAVED OUR LIVES, THE PILOT.//////// 2:10 -- HE PULLED IT OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE. IF HE HADN'T DONE THAT, I'M AFRAID WE'D ALL BE GONE.))
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[OUT Q=BE GONE]
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[VO-NAT]


Herb said he'll return to Baltimore tomorrow.
The other passenger already went home.
Pilot Charles Oliver is still at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Investigators say it will be weeks before they learn why the plane crashed.
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[Patterson-Fire]


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Fire investigators say someone may have torched a Roanoke home -- or an iron could have started the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Fire marshals have ruled the cause of yesterday's fire at 905 Patterson Avenue as suspicious.
That means someone may have set this fire on purpose.
But investigators say until they remove the ice and debris, it's too early to tell.
The fire started in an upstairs bedroom and they say an iron may have been left on there.
Today they let the residents of the downstairs apartment collect what was left of their belongings but they were not allowed inside.
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[Closings]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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As you can see at the bottom of your screen, many schools are canceling and delaying classes for another day tomorrow. We will continue to show the list every half hour throughout the evening. [TAKE GFX PAGE] And don't forget we now carry school delays and cancellations on our WDBJ7 home page.
Some area churches have also cancelled services tonight. You can get that information on our page or by calling your church.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A reward fund goes up to ten thousand dollars. Still ahead, there's a big payoff for the right information.
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[VO-NAT]

And six months after his back was broken on the job, a Roanoke firefighter goes "back" on duty.
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Six months ago he fractured his back and ribs and punctured a lung in the line of duty. Today he went back to work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 12, 1998;]

Roanoke firefighter Bobby Early suffered those injuries while battling a Campbell Avenue house fire last year. Early says the road to recovery was long but worth the trip.
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((BOBBY EARLY/RECOVERED FIREFIGHTER; I WASN'T ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING AS FAR AS LIFTING, I HAD TO WEAR A BRACE. AFTER IT CAME OFF AND I WAS ALLOWED TO BE MORE ACTIVE, IT WAS PRETTY GOOD COMING BACK IN.)) ((PAT TAYLOR/BATTALION CHIEF; THE DEPARTMENT THINKS IT'S GREAT THAT HE COULD RECOVER FROM SUCH A SERIOUS ACCIDENT SO QUICKLY AND THROUGH REHABILITATION AND RETURN TO SERVICE.))
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[SUPER=01-Pat Taylor/Battalion Chief; :17]
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[OUT Q=RETURN TO SERVICE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire Chief Jim Grigsby says the person who started that fire has not been caught, but he promises that person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows.
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[Penn-Reward]


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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-66 30:45]
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And three months after a Roanoke landlord was gunned down, the family is increasing its reward to ten thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 2]


Jimmie Lee Penn was killed on Patterson Avenue October 2nd.
Police have not yet made any arrests, and Penn's family hopes the higher reward will encourage someone to tip Roanoke police, and help them find the killer.

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Wall street rocketed to new highs today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow soared 234 to a record 95-45. NASDAQ had its own high-flying day, up 70.
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[TAPE#=98-77 33:53]
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is questioning the motives behind the removal of video tapes from a Salem library.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]

Cynthia Munley donated tapes of the last two city council meetings regarding the controversial Elizabeth Campus rezoning issue. City manager Randy Smith seized the tapes and returned them to Munley.
The state ACLU says the whole episode reeks of government censorship. Decisions about the public library acquisitions should be left to professionals on the library staff. But Salem Mayor Sonny Tarpley stands behind Smith's decision and says the rezoning issue is over with. Tarpley adds if the city were censoring the material, it would not have let the meeting be recorded.
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[Local-Colors]


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Since 19-90, Local Colors has been known as an annual cultural celebration in Roanoke.
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But a NEW sponsor and a familiar face are marking significant changes in 19-99.
The Roanoke chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice announced it has adopted Local Colors as a YEAR-ROUND educational program.
Longtime advocate Pearl Fu has come back as a PAID consultant and mediator.
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[SOT 10:24:10]
[IN Q=We wil let]

((PEARL FU/LOCAL COLORS CONSULTANT: WE WILL LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT IF THEY HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING OR ACCLAMATING TO LIFE IN AMERICA TO CALL US. WE WILL HELP THEM.))
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[VO-NAT]


Fu stepped down last April, saying Local Colors had become too overwhelming for its small staff.
Fu says now that she's happy to back at the helm, with so much support.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight in sports, VMI welcomes its new head football coach to town.
Famous Amos is leaving Morgantown for the NFL, we reflect on the Express' setback last night.
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[VO-NAT]


And Imagine buying a simple pack of baseball cards and finding a card inside worth $3000 dollars.
We'll meet a Roanoke man who did just that.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The NBA labor dispute is finally over. The games will begin again on February 1st. The owners and players reached a six-year agreement
[grahic=nba logo]

this morning freeing themselves from a state of limbo. Each team will play about 50 games, but the question is are there any fans left to watch them.
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((KEVIN WILLIS/RAPTORS FORWARD:))
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A new VMI football era began today when the keydets introduced Cal McCombs as the school's new head football coach. Steve Mason says, while the former Air Force defensive coordinator has a tall order, he's hardly short on enthusiasm.

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[S-Amos]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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The NFL is calling yet another underclassman tonight. Already Champ Bailey, Edgerin James and Tim Couch have thrown their names in the draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


And today Famous Amos Zereoue, the rising senior at West Virginia announced that he too is leaving school early.
Zereoue leaves WVU as the Big East's all-time leading rusher with over 4000 yards.
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[S-Express]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The Express's next stop is Georgia Friday to play Augusta. Head coach Scott Gordon will most likely meet the team there after his wife gave birth to their first child last night in Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Storm vs. Express; :00]


In his absence last night, assistant coach Perry Florio took over. Express general manager Tony Mancuso also joined him on the bench.
Despite a third period, game tying goal from Tim Christian, the Express fell to the Toledo Storm 3-2 in a rare shootout loss.
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[OUT Q=...work ethic"]
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[S-Babe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Finally, imagine buying a small pack of baseball cards and finding a card inside worth $3000 dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Patrick Henry high school principal Peter Wonson did just that when he pulled a rare Babe Ruth insert card out of a pack of Upper Deck cards he bought at Roanoke's Wax Box card shop.
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[IN Q="The odds...]
[SUPER=01-Peter Wonson/Baseball Card Collector; :00]
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[OUT Q=...IS FUN."]
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[1996-Snow]


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[TAPE98-79]
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Do you remember what started three years ago today?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January 7, 1996]

A record-breaking snowfall .. at the time, we called it the blizzard of 1996.
One to three feet of snow fell across Virginia on the 6th and 7th .. close to two feet over most of our region.
It brought out the National Guard, and brought just about everything else to a standstill for several days.
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