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The penalty for escape.

On NEWS 7 at SIX, the sentencing details for a Martinsville man who led an exemplary life since walking away from a prison farm 25 years ago.
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And the store owner's perspective on the E-P-A's strict new regulations governing underground gas tanks.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from Daytona for the latest on Speedweeks 99, Virginia head football cpoach George Welsh announces his new offensive coordinator,
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and reports out of Charlottesville also say junior cetner Colin Ducharme will red shirt this season.
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Tuesday and Wednesday we see temperatures on the rise. But they won't last long. Details ahead. [open]
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((I THINK JUSTICE WAS DONE.))
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A man who escaped years ago learns how long he'll remain in jail, before he's free for good.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Alfred-Martin]


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Alfred Odell Martin, the Third, walked away from the Martinsville prison farm 25- years ago-- just two days into a one-year sentence on drug charges.
He was recently discovered living in Michigan, an upstanding citizen, businessman, and family man.
Martin was brought back to Virginia to face the consequences of his actions.
Today he learned the price he'll have to pay.
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Christy Hubley was in Martinsville today for Alfred Martin's sentencing and she's in our Danville newsroom.
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Judge Charles Stone says sentences all prison escapees to an extra year in jail.
And that's the sentence he gave Alfred Martin today.
BUT, and this is a big BUT, the judge suspended all but 10- days of the sentence.
Cheers in the courtroom from Martin's family and friends were evidence of their satisfaction with the judge's decision.
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[IN Q=It looked like a family reunion]
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[SUPER=01-Alfred Martin II/Martin's Father; :15]
[SUPER=01-Betty Dillard/Martin's Sister; :20]
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(( It looked like a family reunion at the city municipal building in Martinsville.
Smiles and hugs from the Martin family and their friends.
All of them seemed pretty pleased with the lenient 10- day sentence Alfred Martin received for escaping from the Martinsville prison farm 25- years ago.
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((ALFRED MARTIN II/MARTIN'S FATHER: I'M VERY HAPPY, RELIEVED, RELIEVED.))
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((BETTY DILLARD/MARTIN'S SISTER: AT LEAST HE'LL BE ABLE TO COME HOME WITHOUT LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER. WE'RE JUST GLAD IT'S OVER.))
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[OUT Q=glad it's over.]


Before the sentence was handed down, Alfred Martin read a prepared statement.
He admitted he made some bad choices as a young and apologized to his family for the burden those bad choices put on them.
He also said he was glad to finally have the cloud over his head lifted.
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((JOAN ZIGLAR/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I THINK I'M AS RELIEVED AS MR. MARTIN IS. IT FEELS GOOD TO HAVE IT BEHIND ME AND I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH WHAT THEY JUDGE HAS DONE IN THIS CASE.))
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[OUT Q=done in this case.]
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((BEN GARDNER/MARTIN'S ATTORNEY: HE'S SO RELIEVED. NOW HE KNOWS WHAT THE SITUATION IS AND HE KNOWS THAT HE'S GOING TO BE OUT OF HERE SOON.))
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But not that soon.
In addition to the 10- days Martin received today for the escape charge, he still must serve out the remainder of the time on his original sentence.
The Sheriff in Martinsville says he's calculated that time to be 151- days.
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So Keith, Martin won't be a free man until about the end of July. [Niemi]
[Anchor=Keith]
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A former Virginia Tech student faces probation for a fraternity house fire.
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Chad Niemi (NEE-mee) did NOT enter a plea today, but he agreed there was enough evidence to find him guilty of a misdemeanor, destruction of property.
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The fire in December of 1997, gutted the Kappa Alpha fraternity house.
Investigators found no evidence of accelerants or multiple points of origin, so Prosecutor Skip Schwab says it would have been difficult to prove arson.
If Niemi stays out of trouble for two years, the charge will be dismissed.

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A crackdown on underage drinking in Blacksburg brought two raids and more than two dozen arrests over the weekend.

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The first was Friday night at the DEKE house on Roanoke Street, where 22 people were charged with underage drinking. Deke is not a recognized fraternity at Virginia Tech.
Police seized 16 cases of beer, 65 loose cans and bottles, along with a small amount of wine and liquor.
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((WE'RE CHECKING SEVERAL PARTIES. IN FACT, THE FOLLOWING NIGHT WE BUSTED ANOTHER PARTY UP THE STREET FROM THE DEKE HOUSE. ANYBODY WHO IS GOING TO SELL ALCOHOL ILLEGALLY IS GOING TO SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO ARREST AND ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO PROVIDE ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE PERSONS IS GOING TO SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO ARREST AS WELL.))
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The second raid came early Sunday morning, at a private party in two apartments on Roanoke Street.
Four people were arrested there, and charged with the illegal sale of alcohol.

Police seized eight kegs of beer and close to 500 dollars.[Bank-Robbery]


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Two armed robbery suspects are at large tonight, after they held up a bank in Danville.
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The American National Bank on West Main Street was robbed at gunpoint around quarter-after-two this afternoon.
No one was harmed.
Police say the suspects they're looking for are two black men who sped off in a white Toyota Celica.
Both men were wearing masks when they robbed the bank, and they took off with an undetermined amount of cash.
There's a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
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No charges will be filed against the Danville judge who accidentally shot a police officer last month.
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It happened January 16th while Judge James Ingram and Lieutenant Barry Creasy were target practicing on the judge's property in Pittsylvania County.
Both men said the shooting was an accident, but Amherst County prosecutor Ed Meeks was called on to investigate.
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((ED MEEKS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: ANY COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY WOULD CALL IN A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO TAKE A LOOK AT A MATTER LIKE THIS, WHERE YOU'VE GOT LOCAL PERSONALITIES INVOLVED. THE COMMUNITY HAS TO BE, NOT ONLY HAVE JUSTICE, THEY'VE GOT TO SEE JUSTICE, AND THEY'VE GOT TO BE COMFORTABLE THAT IT WAS LOOKED AT OBJECTIVELY.))
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Meeks says alcohol was not a factor in the shooting.
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Franklin County school officials are looking to get their buses out of harm's way along Route-220.
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Two weeks ago, one of the district's school buses was involved in a three-vehicle collision along the corridor. Two people in a car were killed, but NO one on the school bus was seriously injured.
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The school transportation director plans to meet with several groups, including bus drivers, state police and parents in the next week to discuss the prospect of alternate bus stops.
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((STEVE OAKES/TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR; WE'RE TRYING TO GATHER JUST AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN. SO WHEN WE PASS IT ON TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.....ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN MAKE A DECISION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
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The school board also commended Joanne Brown, the bus driver involved in the accident who pulled a five year old from possible injury. Brown was not at the meeting to accept her award; her boss accepted it.
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((STEVE OAKES/TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR; SHE DID EVERYTHING BEAUTIFULLY. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER.))
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Brown is back at work, driving the bus.[Tease#1]

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Virginia's teachers may be in for a raise. We have the details just ahead from Richmond, and more.
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It's NOT religion.
It's good old American values everyone can agree with.
Well, maybe not, because they fought over it today in the state Senate.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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Roanoke's Fallon Park Elementary School has been teaching trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship, and caring.
And teachers say it's made the kids nicer.
So Roanoke's John Edwards says why NOT make every elementary school in Virginia do it?
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: CARING, INCLUDING KINDNESS, EMPATHY, COMPASSION ...MR. PRESIDENT, THESE ARE BASIC AMERICAN VALUES. THEY ARE ESSENTIAL FOR DEMOCRACY. THEY ARE ESSENTIAL FOR A CIVILIZED SOCIETY.))
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((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER CO.: I KNEW SOMEONE WOULD LEAP TO THEIR FEET AND ACCUSE ME OF BEING AGAINST ALL OF THESE GOOD THINGS. THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THE QUESTION HERE IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO LOCK EVERY SCHOOL SYSTEM IN VIRGINIA INTO UTILIZING A SINGULAR PROGRAM THAT IS AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS THESE TYPES OF CHARACTER TRAITS.))
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((SEN. STANLEY WALKER/D-NORFOLK: WE ARE NOT RAMMING SOMETHING DOWN PEOPLE'S THROATS. WE'RE SAYING DO THIS. THIS WILL HELP.))
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But some senators worried the program would be a new kind of "unfunded mandate."
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((SEN. MARTY WILLIAMS/R-NEWPORT NEWS: WE'VE GOT A BILLION DOLLARS HERE AND NO ONE SAW FIT TO SEND THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS MONEY TO FUND THIS THING. IF IT'S SO DAGGONE IMPORTANT, WHY DIDN'T WE DO THAT?))
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((A 35 TO 5 VOTE IN THE SENATE GUARANTEES A HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL GET A CRACK AT "CHARACTER COUNTS." THE VICTORY MAY MEAN THAT ADVOCATES OF OTHER VALUES-BASED PROGRAMS WILL SHOW UP AT THE CAPITOL AND MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Schoolteachers look to be the big winners in the latest budget proposals from House and Senate budget writers. [Take Pinnacle Page]
Both groups recommended raises up to six percent for teachers, increases that Governor Gilmore did NOT include with other state employeee raises. [Next page]
Money was left in by both houses to speed up a cut in the food tax, over the Governor's proposal. [Next Page]
Also, budget writers in both houses are backing a 400-dollar annual raise.
If enacted, it would raise delegates' pay up to senators' 18-thousand dollars year.
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A citizens advisory committee had recommended a much larger pay increase.

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Tech stocks moved higher, but some major averages went the other way. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Your convenience store on the corner may soon stop selling gas.
Federal law has forced many service stations to replace their gas tanks -- even if they don't leak -- to prevent groundwater pollution.
This law's fueling protest from small mom and pop shops who cannot foot the bill.
Tina Tenret takes us to a couple country stores in Franklin County.
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((COME ON IN THE HOUSE NEIGHBOR.))
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Steve Meadors welcomes you warmly to the Glade Hill Quickette.
It is, after all, the community meeting place, a trading post for stories of moonshine, fishin and racin.
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[IN Q=Customers like]

((STEVE MEADORS/STORE MANAGER: CUSTOMERS LIKE TO COME AROUND AND HAVE A PLACE TO NEGOTIATE, TO TALK, TO TALK ABOUT BUSINESS, FARMING, BUILDING ROADS, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THE COUNTY.))
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Meadors says to meet federal laws, the store's owner recently shelled out about 50-thousand-dollars for new gas tanks.
Meadors now pays higher rent, and he's cut back on employee hours.
Other stores taking the hit have raised prices.
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((I JUST FEEL KINDA BAD ABOUT THE OLDTIMERS THAT'S BEEN IN IT ALL THEIR LIVES, THAT'LL HAVE TO TAKE THEIR RETIREMENT MONEY AND THE VACATION TO DO THE FISHING AND HUNTING THEY WERE GOING TO DO, TO BE SHOVED OUT OF THEIR SEAT LIKE THAT -- IT HURTS THEM.))
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And it hurts customers.
At People's Save Station, you can still grab a dog with chili but you must stop somewhere else for gas.
Larry Houston has shut down his tanks.
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[IN Q=the cost of]

((LARRY HOUSTON/STORE OWNER: THE COST OF REPLACEMENT, IT'S WAY TOO HIGH. AT MY AGE I CAN'T RECOVER FROM IT AND I'LL BE PAST RETIREMENT BEFORE I EVER GET IT PAID BACK.))
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Houston now loses about two-thousand-dollars a day in cash flow.
He says this will kill small shops.
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((I HAD MY TANKS CHECKED AND THEY'RE NOT LEAKING SO I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. ))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: STATE INSPECTORS WILL START VISITING THESE GAS STATIONS LATER THIS MONTH. ANY GAS STATION CAUGHT USING THE OLD EQUIPMENT COULD GET FINED UP TO 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARS A DAY. THAT'S EVERY DAY SINCE DECEMBER 22ND WHEN THE LAW TOOK EFFECT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY))
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At midnight tonight, the town of Rocky Mount will grow.
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A circuit court judge signed a boundary adjustment today giving Rocky Mount 70 extra acres along Route 40.
The land includes the site of a new Kroger shopping plaza.
Rocky Mount had been negotiating the deal for months with Franklin County.
The town has now set its sights on gaining Wal-mart -- but the two governments are still meeting behind closed doors on that one.
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Virginia football coach George Welsh announced his new offensive coordinator just about an hour ago, Radford's men's hoops team talks about tonights challenge.
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and Mike Stevens will join us live from Daytona as our reports from speedweeks 99 continue.
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Speedweeks 99 contrinues today as drivers and crews make preparations during the final week before the Daytona 500.

[Double Boxes=steve/mike]

MIke Stevens is in Daytona guarding his ear drums form all the noise and he joins us with a very special guest, Mike, how's it going?
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MIKE INTERVIEWS RICK MAST LIVE.
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And don't forget to join WDBJ News7 sports, this Saturday for [WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 1020!!!!!] the second of our five racing specials this year. Speedweeks 99 rolls on with NASCAR 99, the Daytona 500. Join Mike Stevens, Photgraphers Lynn Eller and

Mark Layman for this half hour special Saturday at 7pm.[S-Gary]


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[WRITER=sma]
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This afternoon at 5 Virginia head football coach George Welsh announced that Gary Tranquill will replace Sparky Woods as the Cavaliers new offenseive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
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Tranquill is no stranger to Virginia. He was We;sh's QB coach from 1987 to 1990 and he also coached Maurice DeShazo and served as Virginia tech's oofensive coordinator for the 1994 season. Tranquill has been an assistant coach at Michigan State for the last four years He also coached with Welsh at the Naval academy.
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The Virginia men's basketball team will be without Colin Ducharme this season.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Head coach Pete Gillen announced during his callin show last night that junior center Colin Ducharme will not play this season and will try and red shirt. he broke his left ankle a short time after the Virginia VCU game. Virginina's sports information department would not confirm this decision
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Big South contender Radford is on the road again tonight, taking on Charleston Southern in a conference showdown.


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[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Radford is coming off a big win against Coastal Carolina. While the Highlanders are in the midst of their longest winnin streak of the season, there is no time for a let down.
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The shortened NBA season is still young and already the league has handed down three fines.
Houston Rockets forward Charles Barkley was fined five thousand dollars for shouting obscenities at fans during Friday's opening loss to the Lakers.
Atlanta's Steve Smith and New Jersey's Kendall Gill each received 25-hundred dollar fines for fighting near the locker rooms Saturday. [Wx-Tape]
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