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It's time to play Stop and Swap. Two of the regions biggest names in the grocery business say: "Trade Ya." On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll consider the trade-offs to customers.
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And we've details of the verdict in the Ironto Rest Stop murder.

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Tonight in sports, we'll have another edition of Roundhouse Wrapup on the eve of Hampton Roads visit to the Roundhouse.
We'll here from Bonnie Henrickson on just why it took so long to get the deal done.
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And yet another local product has earned all-state honors - this time he hails from Danville.
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The grocery-store chain that tags its shoppers with "VIC" cards as "very important customers" is checking out of western Virginia.
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One chain is saying good bye.
But that means the store that urges folks to go "Krogering" is going to give shoppers more places where they can do just that.
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Scott Goldberg has the details on the great supermarket swap.
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Keith by this summer if you want to keep shopping at Harris Teeter you'll have to go to Danville.
Every other Harris Teeter in western Virginia will become a Kroger.
And 10 Krogers in North Carolina will become Harris Teeters.
This store swap took customers and employees by surprise.
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(( Like the rest of the 900 people who work for Harris Teeter, Ronnie Reed found out that if he wants to keep his job, he'll have to reapply for a new position under new management.
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Apparently, business seemed better than it really was.
Harris Teeter said customers in Virginia weren't buying as much as the company would like.
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When the store swap is complete, Harris Teeter will sell all of its western Virginia stores, except one in Danville, to Kroger.
Kroger will sell 10 stores in North Carolina to Harris Teeter.
That puts more of each company in the regions where they do well ...
But in some places, it gives Kroger more stores than retail analyst Ken Gassman says the company can handle.
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Kroger said it is "evaluating" its stores, and as of today doesn't plan to close any of them.
The Virginia Harris Teeters will shut down for about a week to restock, then reopen as Krogers sometime in the middle of May.
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Members of a Montgomery County jury are now considering the prison sentence that Bud Pritchett should serve.
Earlier today, he was convicted of first degree murder and robbery.
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Joe Dashiell is at the courthouse tonight, waiting for the jury's decision.
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Lynchburg's first capital murder trial in six years has just wrapped up.
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A jury found 19- year- old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) guilty of SECOND degree murder, and recommended a total sentence of 53 years.
Pughsley was charged with the shooting death of David W. Robertson last year, in what police believe was a drug deal gone bad.
Prosecutor Mike Doucette says he's satisfied with the outcome.. sentencing is set for May 14th.
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A Martinsville woman has admitted she beat an elderly Roanoke County man to death two years ago.
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Barbara Jean Anderson was set to go on trial next week in the death of James Beane.
But she decided to plead guilty today, to first degree murder.
Anderson beat the 88-year-old man with an iron poker, at his home near Cave Spring Corner.
She'll be sentenced next month.
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Finally, the shoe is on the other foot.
Instead of the students, Virginia's SCHOOLS are getting report cards.. and they're available for anyone to see.
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But many who tried to log on to the state education web site today got a busy signal.
The site has been overwhelmed with people looking for information about their local schools-- such as S-O-L test scores, attendance rates and teacher certification.
But even if a school has low test scores, one local administrator says that's not necessarily a sign that children there are getting a poor education.
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Morrison says the new web site also helps school divisions share information about what they're doing right in certain areas.
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Later on News 7 at 6, local law enforcement comes up with a web site of its own to combat child porn on the internet.

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And from a Virginia podium, the President tells the nation the U-S will fight for its soldiers detained near a Serbian border.
The story straight ahead.
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President Clinton addressed the nation today from Virginia.
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Speaking at Norfolk Naval Base, the President said the United States will do everything in its power to gain the safe return of three American soldiers.
Clinton condemned Yugoslav President Milosevic for cruelty toward his people, AND for illegally detaining the three U-S soldiers near the border with Macedonia.
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A missing Alzheimer's patient in Pittsylvania County has apparently been spotted.
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Agents spent the day searching for 77-year-old Nellie Bradner. She apparently wandered away from her husband on Main Street in Chatham yesterday afternoon. Late today a chopper pilot radioed that he had seen someone matching Bradner's description. Ground crews are on their way to confirm that the woman IS Bradner - she appears to be fine.
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It was Governor Gilmore's turn to run with the bulls.
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The governor rang the opening bell on Wall Street this morning. He was joined by his family, and greeted with applause. The Dow rose more than thirty points in the opening hours of trading.
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And by the end of the day, gains remained in place on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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A 12-year-old boy was released from the hospital, with injuries from a fight at school. The student at James Madison Middle School was assaulted yesterday by two boys aged 14 and 15. The victim had a black eye.
This morning the boy was admitted to Community Hospital's intensive care unit for what his father says were internal injuries. The other boys have been charged with assault. Commonwealth's attorney may decide to upgrade the charges. School officials say the boy is fine, and that the fight was blown out of proportion.






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It will take more pressure from law enforcement and better education for parents to effectively combat child pornography on the Internet.
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That according to Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte, who helped unveil the new web site for Bedford County's "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder".
Sheriff's investigators today gave Goodlatte a firsthand look at some of the child pornography that's available on- line.
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The Blue Ridge Thunder web site offers information for parents on how to make sure their kids surf the Net safely.

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Coming up tonight in sports, another area star earns all-state honors, Bonnie Henrickson tells us why it took so long for her to renegotiate with Tech, and Steve Mason will join us with Roundhouse Wrapup.
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You know, John Brophy won't be in the Roundhouse Friday night, but rest assured he will close to everyone's heart.

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Our part has been cleaning up when comes to this year's all-state basketball teams. Glenvar's Art Lawrence, Salem's Charlie Morgan and Cave Spring's Linda Long each won coach of the year honors in their respecitve divisions.
And Glenvar's Brain Fasnacht even earned player of the year honors.
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And tonight, we even get a representative on the boy's Tripla-A all-state squad as George Washington high school's Jerrian Younger makes the grade.
Younger led the Eagles to a state title last year, and the state semi-finals this season.
He'll play at JMU next year.
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When Tech women's coach Bonnie Henrickson got her five year contract extension last night, Hokies fans all across the state let out a collective sigh of relief.
But some did wonder why it took so long to get the deal done.
Henrickson says she wasn't playing games, but rather doing her homework and trying to learn as much as possible about contract negotiations.
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And what she knew was that she planned to stay at Tech, all along.

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Tomorrow night, the Express hopes to surge a head of Hampton Roads in the Northeast Division.
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The already growing pre game hype is one of many topics Steve Mason has in Round House Wrap Up.
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((Head coach Scott Gordon's 20 player playoff roster must be submitted by Monday at 1pm. 19 year old OHL scorer Chad Spurr is one of three new Express additions, meaning Gordon must cut three. Gordon.....says he will decide sometime Friday. ((:)) Despite a separated shoulder an a concussion, Kris Cantu will obviously be on the playoff roster. His temporary replacement on the high octane line that has produced 133 points, look for Spurr to be there. ((MIKE PERON:))
The Brophy bonanza should reach an all time high Friday night. Express owners and the franchise's marketing staff met Tuesday night to form a strategy. The outcome, two thousand buttons with John Brophy's face crossed out with the sloga

n just say no that will be handed out at the game. ))[S-Knights]


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It's early in the high school baseball season but the Knights of Cave Spring are off to a start that could put them back on top in the Roanoke Valley District.
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For the past couple of years, The Knights have played second fiddle to the Eagles of Franklin County.
Cave Spring has already beaten the Eagles, Patrick Henry, Pulaski County and Jefferson Forest for a 5 and 0 record.

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The Knights have a district game at home tomorrow against William Fleming.



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The pages of the calendar seem to be turning quickly now, and this month, you'll be getting less sleep on at least ONE weekend.
Patrick Evans explains in our April Almanac.
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Some parents believe several fifth graders are learning about witchcraft at a local elementary school.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more. [take jean full]
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Keith, the controversy centers around two books that are on a required reading list for most fifth graders at a Lexington Elementary School.
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Joan and Bucky Joyce claim these books contain references to witchcraft and aren't appropriate for youngsters.
They filed complaints with school officials, asking them to pull the books from all classrooms.
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School officials have made up their minds.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell you what they decided, and what the parents plan to do next.

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