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Coming up next, fire claims the life of an elderly man in Radford.
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and searchers in Massachusetts fight snowdrifts and bad weather as they look for a nine year old boy missing since yesterday afternoon.
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Heading for a weekend which features rain in the forecast Saturday night and Sunday. Details ahead.

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Today on health check -- Some Roanoke Valley veterans are worried about the primary care they receive.
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And doctors are testing a new way to treat prostate cancer.
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The Marine pilot whose jet struck a gondola cable- sending 20 people to their deaths- concedes mistakes were made.


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Captain Richard Ashby's voice cracked as he recalled being told that people died when the gondola fell to the ground.
Ashby took the stand at his court martial in Camp Lejuene North Carolina-
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SUPER=03-Camp LeJuene, NC]
[SUPER=04-"60 Minutes"]
[SUPER=01-Capt Richard Ashby/USMC Pilot;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; ]
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[OUT Q=The pentagon]

(( FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE MARINE PILOT CHARGED WITH 20-COUNTS OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER TOOK THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE -- SAYING HE THOUGHT HE HAD EVERYTHING HE NEEDED TO FLY HIS MISSION SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY. IT WAS ONLY LATER HE SAYS, HE FOUND OUT DIFFERENTLY.

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CAPTAIN RICHARD ASHBY IS FACING 200-YEARS IN PRISON-- AFTER HIS JET SLICED THE CABLE OF AN ITALIAN SKI GONDOLA-- SENDING 20-PEOPLE PLUNGING MORE THAN 300-FEET TO THEIR DEATHS LAST FEBRUARY.

(MANDATORY COURTESY: 60 MINUTES/JANUARY 24TH, 1999)

IN AN INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR ON 60-MINUTES, ASHBY TOLD CORRESPONDENT MIKE WALLACE, HE'S INNOCENT.

SOT: CAPT. RICHARD ASHBY/USMC

MISTAKES WERE MADE, AND THAT'S OBVIOUS, OTHERWISE IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED, BUT THEY WEREN'T ALL OUR MISTAKES.
COURTESY: RICHARD MILLER/SKETCH ARTIST PROSECUTORS DISAGREE-- ARGUING ASHBY WAS FLYING TOO LOW AND TOO FAST-- HOT-DOGGING HIS WAY THROUGH DIFFICULT TERRAIN-- WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED.

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BUT ON THE STAND, ASBY SAID THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. IN FACT, HE ARGUES-- HE WAS SPECIALLY TRAINED TO FLY HIS EA-6B PROWLER AT LOW ALTITUDES.
BUT THIS TIME, HE SAYS THERE WAS A MALFUNCTION. ASHBY TESTIFIED HE SET HIS ALTIMETER ALARM TO GO OFF -- IF THE PLANE DIPPED BELOW 800-FEET.... STILL BELOW THE MINIMUM ALTITUDE FOR THE FLIGHT-- BUT ALSO SOME 430-FEET ABOVE THE GONDOLA CABLE. HE SAYS IT NEVER WENT OFF.
NOT ONLY THAT-- BUT OUT OF ALL THE OBSTACLES THAT WERE MARKED ON HIS FLIGHT MAP, THE SKI GONDOLA CABLE WASN'T ONE OF THEM-- HE WOULDN'T HAVE SEEN IT, EXPERTS SAY, UNTIL SECONDS BEFORE IMPACT.

SOT: ASHBY

I AM 100-PERCENT SURE IT WAS NOT ON MY MAP.
STANDUP: THE DEFENSE IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP ITS CASE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK-- ASHBY'S NAVIGATOR GOES ON TRIAL NEXT MONTH-- FACING MANY OF THE SAME CHARGES. THE VERDICT HERE COULD WELL HERALD THE VERDICT IN THAT CASE. LEE COWAN CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON.
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An elderly Radford man died this morning shortly after his home caught fire.
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The 77- year old, who's name has NOT been released, lived in the basement of this house on Fifth street.
Radford's fire marshall says he and investigators believe the fire started when the victim dropped a small cigar he was smoking onto a blanket that was covering his lap.
Just prior to the fire, the man's home health care nurse had been inside to check on him.
She says within minutes of leaving she noticed smoke.
The man's daughter and her family live upstairs but were NOT home at the time.

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More than two months after a house fire claimed the lives of Henry County couple, the blaze is now being labeled SUSPICIOUS.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 6, 1998;]


That ruling comes today from Henry County's fire marshal.
The fire started in the basement of this house on Wingfield Orchard Road, killing William and Bonnie Barker.
William Barker was confined to a wheelchair.
Their son Jeff, who lived in the basement, escaped unharmed.
Fire marshal Rodney Howell won't go as far as to call this ARSON, but say his investigation isn't over.
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The search goes on for a nine year old boy who disappeared in a Northeast snowstorm.
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Cory Anderson has been missing since lunchtime yesterday-
[Super=03-Norton, MA;]


More than 100 people searched cranberry bogs-
They also scoured nearby woods and frozen waters of a nearby lake.
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((CAROL MACDONALD/MASS. STATE TROOPER: THE COLD IS GONNA BE A BIG FATCTOR BIG FACTOR IF HE FELL ASLEEP, WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN. BUT WE ARE STILL QUITE CONFIDENT WE'RE GONNA FIND HIM.))
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[OUT Q=find him.]
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The boy has been missing since he went out to look for his dog.
The dog came back, but Cory did not.
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Some customers of a local employment service say they feel cheated. We'll have that next.
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And then a little later, we'll tell you why bad spelling is leading one man to sue his tattoo artist.
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On Health Check, the General Assembly advances a patient's Bill of Rights. [TWO-SHOT]
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We'll that and more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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The F-B-I and Danville police have arrested a man they believe robbed a bank courier last spring.
Agents nabbed 34-year old Richard Erick Houston Wednesday in the parking lot of a local restaurant.
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The robbery happened last May outside the People's National Bank on Kentuck Road in Danville.
Agents say Houston smashed out the window of a bank courier's pickup truck and stole a bag of cash belonging to the bank.
It's also believed that Houston conspired with at least two other people to commit the robbery.
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At this point, no other arrests have been made.
Houston is in the custody of the U-S Marshal Service in Roanoke.

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Don't worry Martinsville, your biggest employer isn't going anywhere.
That's the word from Tultex today.
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One day after reporting a 36 and half million dollar loss in 19-98, the apparel company said it's putting a vigorous reorganization plan into place.
Tutlex said one thing it's NOT planning to do is lay off more workers.
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[IN Q=AT THIS TIME]

((KIM ADKINS/TULTEX SPOKESWOMAN: AT THIS TIME THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THAT. IT'S NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE PLNAS. THEY SHOULD JUST HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGH AND SUPPORT THE COMPANY. ))
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Tutlex said its bad year looked worse on paper.
The company sold its Logo Athletic line of clothing, so it lost profits that came from selling Logo clothes.
Tultex said nobody should blame management for losing money last year.
The company said it's facing the same struggles to stay competitive as the rest of the apparel industry.
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Coming up at six, more on the Tultex story and how important the company is to Martinsville's economy.[5-Employment-O

ne]


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Some customers who paid 135-dollars to a new employment service in Roanoke, now say they feel cheated.
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((I WAS JUST CALLING TO SEE IF YOU HAD ANY POSITIONS WE COULD HELP YOU FILL.))
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The people at Employment One call companies throughout Southwest Virginia, trying to find job openings for their clients.
But just to see a bulletin board of job listings costs customers 135-dollars.
Matthew Shaffer paid the fee but says he expected more for his money.
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((MATTHEW SHAFFER/JOB APPLICANT: IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT AND CHARGE THAT KIND OF MONEY THEY NEED TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE NOT JUST SOME INFORMATION ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND YOU HAVE TO GO OUT AND DO IT YOURSELF.))
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Several clients told us they thought the company set up interviews and PLACED them in a job.
Even though both the contract and signs clearly say Employment One does NOT guarantee them a job.
Matthew Shaffer says after seeing the high-paying jobs the company promoted, he did NOT fully read the contract.


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[SOT 12:50:58]
[IN Q=Ask questions]

((MARK KIDD/ATTORNEY: ASK QUESTIONS. FIND OUT WHAT YOU'RE BUYING. FIND OUT WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. MAKE SURE IT MEETS WITH YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU SIGN.))
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[OUT Q=before you sign]
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Employment One managers say few of their customers are disappointed but they also say it's too early to tell if they've helped anyone find a job.
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Minnesota Governor Jessee Ventura is apologizing for jokes he made on David Letterman's show Tuesday night.
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On the program, Ventura implied St. Paul's confusing street plan was designed by drunken Irishmen.
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((JESSE VENTURA-MINNESOTA GOVERNOR: YOU KNOW I THINK IT WAS THOSE IRISH GUYS. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY LIKE TO DO....AUDIEN

CE LAUGHS.))
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Ventura says he didn't mean to offend anyone, he was just trying to be funny on a comedy show.
But he also said he's sorry that Minnesotans have apparently lost their sense of humor.
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((IT DOES SADDEN ME THOUGH THAT THE MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA THAT I GREW UP IN AND SPENT MY LIFE IN HAD A SENSE
OF HUMOR AND APPARENTLY TODAY MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA THAT I LIVE IN DOES NOT.))
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[OUT Q=does not.]
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Ventura promises to play it straight the next time he goes on a comedy program.
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Journey back to the 1780's, where you can dine on Colonial fare, and listen to the sounds of colonial minstrels...
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A Smith Mountain Lake Country club will host Thomas Jefferson, as well as George and Martha Washington tomorrow evening for a grand colonial feast.
Patrick Evans has details on this event sponsored by the Smith Mountain Arts Council.
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Radford University's basketball team prepares for tonight's Big South tournament. Mike Stevens will have more in Sports.
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In Medical News, a group of veterans is going public with complaints against Salem's V-A hospital
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and doctors say a new way of treating prostate cancer is extending lives and easing pain in their patients.
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((WE'VE HAD A COUPLE PATIENTS WHO'S LYMPH NODE AND SOFT TISSUE DISEASE HAS BASICALLY DISAPPEARED.))
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A group of local veterans is organizing a rally for all war vets throughout Southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton; ]

At a press conference today at the V-F-W Hall in Vinton members of the veterans action committee called for a union of 19 different veterans and military service organizations to support their concerns about the Salem VA Medical Center.
All 138-thousand veterans are urged to unite to improve what they call the declining health care at V-A hospitals.
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((PETER SNELLING/ROANOKE VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL: HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE TO GO INTO SURGERY, TO BE CUT ON AND ONLY HAVE FIVE MINUTES OF CONSULTATION TIME WITH YOUR SURGEON? NOW I'M SURE THAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE THAT AND I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW THE VETERANS DON'T LIKE THAT.WAYNARD CALDWELL/ROANOKE VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL: THEY CLOSED A WARD LAST WEEK AND NOW THEY HAVE NO BEDS OPENED RIGHT NOW TODAY UP THERE. I MEAN IT'S BAD WHEN A PERSON GOES UP TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A BED TO PUT THEM IN.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Snelling/Roanoke Valley Veterans Council; ]
[SUPER=01-Waynard Caldwell/Roanoke Valley Veterans Council;:12 ]
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[OUT Q=to put them in.]
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Salem V-A Medical Center officials say they did consolidate two wards because at the time there was a shortage of patients. Once flu season is over, administration officials say things will return to normal. Associate Director Joan Sheldon says staff cutbacks right now are a growing trend at Veterans Hospitals across the country. She admits the benefits are NOT like they used to be.
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The veterans mass meeting is scheduled for March 13th at 11:45 at Salem High School.

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The 1999 session of the Virginia General Assembly is in its final hours.
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And the state Senate gave the final sign-off today on an H-M-O reform package.
The speeches were about which party gets credit for giving patients more rights.
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[IN Q=Somehow along]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: SOMEHOW ALONG THE WAY, IT IS NOT QUITE THE PATIENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS THAT IT STARTED OUT. I'M NOT GONNA GO SO FAR AS TO SAY IT'S BECOME THE HMO BILL OF RIGHTS, BUT IT CERTAINLY IT IS NOT TILTED AS FAVORABLE TOWARDS THE PEOPLE WHO SEEK MEDICAL HELP.))
[SOT 12:14:53]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: IF YOU ARE OFFENDED AND HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT THIS BILL SHOULD HAVE INCORPORATED SOME OF YOUR PRINCIPLES INTO IT, THEN VOTE AGAINST IT. STAND UP AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR PRINCIPLE.))
[SOT 12:16:13]

((WITH EVERYBODY RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR, YOU THINK ANYBODY'S GONNA VOTE NO?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :24]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Holland/(D) Isle of Wight; :39]
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[OUT Q=vote no?]
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Republicans stripped the right to sue an H-M-O out of the final reform package.
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Two hundred thousand American men will develop prostate cancer this year.
Most will be treated with surgery and radiation.
But that may change if a new treatment continues to show promise in extending lives and reducing pain.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


It's a potent combination of chemotherapies. Traditionally such treatments have not worked on prostate cancer.
However this one uses a drug similar to Taxol which is the same drug that has had recent success treating breast cancer.
While intial results look good, doctors says it's too early to tell if the treatment will be effective in the long term.
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[SOT 4:25:00]
[IN Q=What's not known]

((DR. DARRACOTT VAUGHAN/UROLOGIST: WHAT'S NOT KNOWN IS THE DURATION, ALSO THIS IS NOT A RADOMIZED STUDY, SO COULD SOME OF THIS HAVE HAPPENED FOR OTHER REASONS. BUT IT IS PROMISING. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Darracott Vaughan/Urologist;]
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[OUT Q=it is promising.]
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Still it's hope that advanced prostate cancer patients like Robert Wall did not have before.
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[SOT 4:25:15]
[IN Q=I think they]

(( ROBERT WALL/PATIENT: I THINK THEY USED TO WRITE YOU A PRESCRIPTION FOR MORPHINE AND TOLD YOU TO GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER BEFORE THIS KIND OF THERAPY, SO I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Wall/Prostate Cancer Patient;]
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[OUT Q=grateful to be here.]
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The American Cancer Society estimates prostate cancer will kill 37-thousand men in the U-S this year.
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Today on Sports, it's basketball tournament time.
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Here' s Mike Stevens with the details. [S5-Radford]


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your weekend and today's two minute sports ticker.
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The February portion of March Madness really heats up today in the Big South tournament down in Asheville, North Carolina.
Last night UNC Asheville beat the Liberty men 106-to-98 in a wild shootout.
Tonight Asheville takes on second seeded Radford in the semi-finals in a rematch of last year's title game.
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Last year win at the Vines cneter of Asheville gave RU its first ever NCAA tournament bid. They hope to make it two in a row this weekend.
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The Radford men's game tips-off at eight after Winthrop lays Charleston Southern in the semi-final opener.
Already this afternoon in the women's Big South semi-finals, Liberty crushed Charleston Southern 70-to-55, and Coastal Carolina ended Radford's season with a 70-to-49 win.

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The Tech women play their Atlantic 10 opener tomorrow in Philadelphia. The Hokies come into the tourney with a 25-and-1 record, and although they have layed some close games at the end of the season, their head coach says the best is yet to come.
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The UVa women open ACC tournament play tomorrow in Charlotte against the winner of tonight's Wake Forest & Maryland game.
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And folks don't make too many plans for your Saturday night, because tomorrow night at eight Your Hometown Station has the ACC regular season finale between Duke and North Carolina.
Catch it LIVE at 8 right here on WDBJ-7.
Jean will be back with more News 7 at five in moment.
Have a safe weekend everybody
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A Detroit man is suing his tattoo artist for bad spelling.
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Lee Williams now has a long scar where his last tattoo used to be.
He wanted to have the word "Villian" put on his arm in large letters.
The trouble was neither Williams nor the artist knew how to spell it.
They weren't sure if VILLAIN ended in I-A-N or A-I-N.
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[SOT 4:28:15 CBS]
[IN Q=He even asked ]

((LEE WILLIAMS-PLAINTIFF: "HE EVEN ASKED A COUPLE OF HIS BUDDIES IN THE NEXT TATTOO BOOTHS_HEY IS THIS HOW YOU SPELL IT, THEY SAY YES, AND HE GOES OK, YOU READY, NOW AND I GO OK AND HE STARTED TO STENCIL THE WORD OUT HIMSELF IN THE INCORRECT SPELLING."))
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[OUT Q=the incorrect spelling.]
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Williams said once his friends began making fun of the misspelling, he spent two thousand dollars to have it surgically removed.
Now he's suing the tattoo parlor for 25-thousand dollars.
Attorneys say it was not the parlors fault.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They have a duty]

((DAVID ZUPPKE/TATTOO PARLOR ATTORNEY: THEY HAVE A DUTY TO MR. WILLIAMS TO TELL HIM THEY DON'T KNOW AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID AT THAT POINT AND TIME MR. WILLIAMS PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN UP AND CHECKED A DICTIONARY."))
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[OUT Q=checked a dictionary]
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Williams says he is kicking himself for not checking, but he trusted the artist's professionalism.
A judge will have to decide who's responsible. It could be two years before there's a ruling.
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