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He was convicted years ago for a Bedford County murder. Now, David Fisher is scheduled to die in three hours. We have a live report.
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And this woman used to live in Serbia. She says if American ground forces are called in, they're in for a tough time.
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Tonight on the Big 7, some NFL scouts have been on the Tech campus this week. We'll hear what Ricky Stokes thinks about the players he is inheriting at Tech,
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and John Brophy won't be on the ice or the bench tomorrow night, but the Express will be in Norfolk taking on Hampton Roads. The latest from the Roundhouse is coming up.
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As we draw to the end of March, we see a rapid warm up. However, don't be suprised if you see a few snowflakes tomorrow as well. [open]
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The defiant words of David Lee Fisher just over 11 years ago ... just before he received the death sentence that may be carried out tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-81 1:50:00]
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It was 16 years ago in Bedford County that a friend turned on a friend on a hunting trip.
It took authorities years to sort out the facts in what turned out to be a murder-for-hire made to look like a hunting accident.
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[Take GFX Map]
Fisher's execution would be the fourth this year at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. [Take Ellen full]
Ellen Qualls is there. Is the execution still on for 9 p-m?
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Q & A Jean: And the appeal deals with what?

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U-S cruise missiles and warplanes are striking targets for a second night in Serbia and Kosovo, and as you'll hear shortly, a Serbian woman who NOW lives in our region says Americans may not know what they're in for.
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This is some of the damage that Yugoslav authorities say was caused by NATO forces.
Government officials there say 11 people were killed in the first day of attacks.
Meantime, the air strikes resumed as another night fell on the Balkans. Several cities have reported strikes so far.
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A new CBS poll shows that while most Americans support the air strikes, a majority do not think they are worth the loss of American lives.
The poll was conducted last night, well after the bombing had begun.
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50 per cent of those questioned say they approve of the military action. 30 per cent do not. [Take GFX Page Full]
When asked if peace in Yugoslavia is worth losing American lives, 34 per cent said yes, and 52 per cent said no.
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But a Serbian woman now living on Smith Mountain Lake says NATO forces made a mistake by bombing Kosovo, and American soldiers will pay dearly.
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Tina Tenret visited her at home today.
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Nadica Quint says in a ground war -- American forces would be no match for the Serbs in the woods and mountains near Kosovo.
She says Serbs have been portrayed as monsters for too long when they don't deserve that image.
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((WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR HOME JUST BECAUSE YOUR NEIGHBOR WANTS YOU OUT WITHOUT A FIGHT?))
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Nadica Quint says Kosovo has always belonged to the Serbs.
She says after losing Bosnia and Croatia, they're fighting Albanians for the last piece of Serb homeland.
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((NADICA QUINT: WE DIDN'T START IT. WE LET THEM PUSH US AROUND FOR SO MANY YEARS AND THEN DECIDED THAT'S ENOUGH. WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT BACK.))
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Quint wears a homemade T-shirt pledging Serb support.
She says the media make it seem as if the Serbs do all the killing.
But if you look closely at the dead bodies, she says, you'll see Serb scarves -- just like her grandmother wore.


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((QUINT: THEY SAY THOSE ARE ALL THE MUSLIMS LYING DEAD ON THE FLOOR. BUT YOU LOOK CLOSELY, THAT'S NOT THE MUSLIMS. TENRET/NEWS7: WHO IS IT? QUINT: THE SERBS.))
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Quint says the U-S should have just stayed out of this civil war.
And she has advice for the Albanians.
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((QUINT: IF THEY DON'T LIKE WHERE THEY LIVE, GET OUT. SAME AS IN THE U-S, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE.))
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This Serbian woman says President Milosevic will fight til the end because in the Serbs' eyes,
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they've lost everything else anyway.
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He's charged with a rest stop murder .. but can he get a fair trial? Still ahead, jury selection at a snail's pace.
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And the drug dogs sniff around schools in two counties today .. and prove their worth. That story is next.
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More schools in western and southside Virginia are stepping up their fight against illegal drugs. Today, authorities in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties brought in drug dogs for unannounced searches., with mixed results.
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The search at Blairs Middle School and at one other Halifax County school did not turn up any contraband today.


Sheriff Harold Plaster says he believes the random searches are serving as a deterrent.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF: DRUGS IN THE SCHOOL, WE'RE ZERO TOLERANCE AND THAT'S NOT ONLY WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, IT'S THE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SAYING WE DON'T WANT IT IN OUR SCHOOLS. AND IF YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO BRING IT, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST AND WE'RE GOING TO CHARGE FOR THESE THINGS.))
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The Halifax County Sheriff's Department also conducted searches today at four county facilities. Investigators s


ay they found marijuana on three students at Halifax County High School.[Pritchett]


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Livingston "Bud" Pritchett said he is not guilty of last year's murder at the Ironto rest stop.
His trial began today in Montgomery County.
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Scott Goldberg was in the courtroom and joins us tonight from our Blacksburg bureau.
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Jean, this trial had been delayed twice --
Once when there was a dispute over evidence.
Once when Pritchett tried to get rid of his court-appointed lawyers when his family said the lawyers were trying to force him to accept a plea agreement.
Today, the trial finally got underway but moved along very slowly.
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After he entered his plea the shooting death of a 57-year-old Roanoke man...
Bud Pritchett watched the lawyers he tried to dump -- but decided to keep -- as they screened potential members of the jury.
Jimmy Turk and Fred Kellerman took turns probing the jury pool ...
Asking each member about his views on the death penalty.
If Pritchett is convicted, he could be sentenced to die.
Turk and Kellerman also gave observers a preview of the defense they might present...
Saying Pritchett is slightly mentally retarted...
And asking jury candidates if they would take that into consideration when they hear the case.))
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Jury selection continues tomorrow.
It's possible we'll hear opening arguments tomorrow afternoon.
But the judge told witnesses scheduled to testify in the trial that they won't have to come back to court until Monday.
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Jean.[Onyemen]


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A woman who was accused of stabbing her eight-year old son has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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32-year old Pamela Onyemen (AHN-ye-men?) was charged last November, after her son was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands. He was seriously injured, but survived.
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Onyemen apparently suffers from schizophrenia, and a doctor testified that she didn't know the difference between right and wrong.

She will receive treatment at Central State Hospital in Petersburg.[Stocks]


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Stocks rebounded in a big way on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Virginians will be paying less for their groceries starting this summer, now that Governor Jim Gilmore has signed into law a bill reducing the state's food tax.
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The reduction will be phased in over the next four years and ultimately will save shoppers about two dollars on a hundred dollar grocery bill.
But it's an amendment to that bill that has some localities upset.
The measure also eliminates the local meals tax on fountain drinks and cold prepared foods you buy in a convenience or grocery store.
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((MITCH NUCKOLS/LYNCHBURG COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE RECEIVE FROM GROCERY STORES AND CONVENIENCE STORES IS AROUND 260 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND LOOKING AT THAT IT SEEMS WE'D LOSE ABOUT HALF OF THAT, SO WE'RE LOSING POSSIBLY 130 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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Nuckols says Lynchburg and other localities have no way of making up that lost revenue.
That portion of the bill could be revised before it takes effect in July of 2000.
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Your chances of surviving a heart attack now are better than years ago.
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[vo-nat]
Two new studies suggest heart attacks are becomming smaller and less lethal among Americans.
That seems to be the case in this region as well.
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One Lewis Gale Cardiologist says more people know the symptoms of heart attacks and go for help.
While the typical symptoms are chest pain and shortness of breath that's not always the case.
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((DR. JACOB NEATHAWK: I REMEMBER ONE MAN WHO HAD THIS GOOFY PAIN IN BOTH WRISTS. HE CAME IN HE FELT SWEATY AND CLAMMY. INDEED IT DID PROVE TO BE A HEART RELATED THING.))
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Dr. Neathawk says any unusual pain above the waist should be checked out.
He also attributes lower heart attack fatality rates to healthier lifestyles- and better medications to treat high blood pressure and cholesterol.
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Coming your way tonight on the Big 7, the Express gets set for its much anticipated date with Hampton Roads, we'll hear from new Tech boss Ricky Stokes,
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and check in with the NFL scouts in Blacksburg who have been taken some of the Hokies through some tough workouts this week on campus
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The NFL Scouts have been in Blacksburg this week taking a number of Hokies seniors through a variety of workouts as the April draft draws nearer.
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Scouts from the new Cleveland franchise, New England, Pittsburgh, San Diego and the Buffalo Bills took notes inside rector field house as player went through running, agility and passing drills in a very intense workout.
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With the future on the line, the workout before the scouts is very important.
Many players are not afforded this type of opportuinty, and the Hokies were thankful for the private workout in their own back yard.
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New Virginia Tech Head basketball coach Ricky Stokes is now ready to lead the Hokies into the year 2-thousand.
Stokes was hired yesterday to replace Bobby Hussey, who was fired on Monday.
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Before Stokes was introduced to the media he had a chance to first talk with the team.
Tech finished last season 13 and 15, but Stokes says the talent is in place to turn that record around immediately.

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Stokes's resume caught the eye of several of the veteran Hokie players. He made it to the N-C-A-A 12 times, 8 as a coach and 4 as a player.
And he was on the Virginia team that played in the final four twice in the 80's.
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Stokes haws yet to name his assistant coaches, but don't be surprised if another former UVa star surfaces as a candidate - Salem native Richard Morgan, who most recently was at East Carolina.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express and the Hampton Roads Admirals are deadlocked in a tie for first place in the Northeast Division heading into tomorrow night's game in Hampton at the Scope. Steve Mason sizes up this crucial match up in Round House Wrap Up.
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((MIKE PERON:))
((Thanks to his tirade back in January, The Express will face a Hampton Roads team without coach John Brophy, still serving a suspension. Admiral Jeff Corbett, who blind sided Jeremy Schaeffer on that January night, is also suspended. But vying for the divisional crown is enough motivation. ((:)) Despite Roanoke's recent slide, Express sources said Thursday's practice was one of the best of the season. Defender Doug Searle has recovered from the flu, stopper Travis Smith's knee is nearing 100 percent and veteran Duane Harmer has returned, the final piece in a now solid defensive puzzle. ((:))
Roanoke's final meeting with the Admirals is April second at the Round House Steve Mason, Round House Wrap up.))

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The Washington Redskins ownership fiasco is still in limbo and tonight
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Norv Turner says he may not be able to keep the team's top tackler three of the past four years in the fold.
Reports out of DC say that free agent Marvcus Patton and the Skins are miles apart in their contract negotiations.


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And finally last night some of the best high school hoopsters in the nationa gathered in Ames, Iowa for the McDonald's All-American festivities.
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UVa bound guard Majestic Mapp from the Bronx put on an impressive display in the three point shooting contest, although he failed to win it.
But here was the shot of the night in my opinion, Nick Collison - the local favorite from Iowa Falls does a cart wheel jam during the dunk competition.
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They live near a speedway .. and they want it shut down.
Some neighbors to the Natural Bridge Speedway say the noise there is getting out of hand... and Supervisors' restrictions against the speedway aren't taking care of the problem.
So now they want it out of business for good.
We'll hear from the neighborse group and the speedway's owner, tonight on News 7 at 11.


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