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Part of Williamson Road is closed for fear the old Shenandoah Hotel might fall into the street. We'll got details headed your way LIVE on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And David Duke arrives in Richmond, managing to stir up Virginians on both sides of the canal- walk mural controversey.

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Terry Holland is trying to decide if he wants to become a seven million dollar man. Two men coaches at Cave Spring became dads within an hour of each other this morning.
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And we'll hit the other end of the spectrum and meet some grandfathers who are taking part in this weekend's Jan Tana classic.
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We welcome back July if you are a warm weather fan. The hazy, hot and humid story just ahead.

[Strickler]


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Despite new evidence that a key witness may have lied, a federal judge says he has NO jurisdiction to hear Tommy David Strickler's latest appeal.
That leaves Strickler six days before his scheduled execution to try to present the evidence to the federal appeals court, the U-S Supreme Court, or the Governor.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Richmond Newsroom]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What was new from this afternoon's hearing?
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Keith, we told you earlier this week about the letter from Donna Tudor, a key witness in Strickler's 1990 trial.
Tudor's husband turned over the letter to Strickler's attorney last fall.
In it, she allegedly says Strickler didn't kill JMU student Leann Whitlock, that Tudor lied at trial, and that Strickler actually tried to help the girl.
Today, his attorney tried to file two NEW secret affadavits from others, saying Tudor told them she had lied on the stand too.
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(( But federal Judge Robert Payne concluded that he doesn't have jurisdiction... But he noted the new evidence Tudor may have lied, AND that the U-S Supreme Court has concluded that an alleged witness at the mall where Whitlock was abducted may have been confused or lied also.
He bases the ruling on the 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, that will keep Strickler from a second round of federal appeals, unless a higher court agrees to hear them.
That means NO court has heard evidence the Tudor may have lied.
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((BARBARA HARTUNG: SINCE WE..PRIMARY WITNESS.)) [runs:15]))
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The implication of all this is that Strickler's co-defendant, Ronald Lee Henderson, may have actually killed Whitlock.
He fled and was tried a year after Strickler was given the death penalty.
Henderson got three life sentences.
Augusta County prosecutor Lee Ervin says there's NO way either man could have acted alone-- because a 69-pound rock was used to crush Whitlock's head.
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Tomorrow, Strickler's attorney will file papers with the federal appeals court.

[Duke]


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A day after a Richmond committee recommended putting a revised Robert E. Lee picture back up on the city's floodwall, David Duke came to town.
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The former K-K-K leader and Louisiana politician drew international media and a crowd of friends and enemies.
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((SIR, YOU HAVE... EUROPEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE.))
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Duke says he split from the Klan 20 years ago.
But he came to Richmond to talk about Robert E. Lee being removed from the city's new floodwall gallery.
He calls the new Lee image, without Confederate insignia on his uniform, "a half victory."
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((DUKE: THE PROBLEM WILL CONTINUE...OVER TODAY.))
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans say they asked Duke to stay away from Richmond.
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((BRAG BOWLING/SCV: THE SONS... RACIAL POLITICS.))
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Duke will speak to supporters tonight near Richmond.
After running for governor of Louisiana and serving in the state legislature, Duke is now a Republican chairman in his state's largest parish.
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[ANCHOR=KEith]
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Governor Jim Gilmore issued a statement tonight.
Here's a quote from Gilmore: "David Duke and his radical policies of hatred have no place in Virginia's communities."

[Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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As if construction and one-way streets weren't doing enough to slow traffic in downtown Roanoke...
Part of Williamson Road is now closed for at least a week ... because the city's worried the old Shenandoah Hotel might fall on it.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg joins us from the hotel with more.
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Now the case of a woman who fired several rounds from a .22 rifle before calling 9-1-1 hoping to reach the suicide hot line.
It was April 27, 1996... Christiansburg police shot Stella Arcaro, when she came out of the house carrying the loaded rifle, refusing to put it down.
Arcaro filed suit.
But a federal judge ruled police acted reasonably, so he dismissed the claim.

[Pinchback]


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A Danville man has been cleared of a Pittsylvania County murder.
A jury found Calvin Lamont Pinchback not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Delvecchio (Del-VECK-eee-o) Farmer.
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Farmer was shot just inside the front door of his home in October, 1997, in what prosecutors said was a failed robbery attempt.
Another Danville man, Quientin Lamont Stevens, was convicted of second-degree murder for Farmer's shooting last year.
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[Hancock]


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A former Danville police officer has found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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25-year-old Dewey Joseph Hancock was off-duty when he attended a party where a 16-year-old girl was drinking last December.
Hancock said he didn't know the girl was drinking alcohol.
But the judge said he had a special responsibility as a police officer to make sure she didn't.
Hancock was fined 250-dollars and got a suspended 10-day jail sentence.
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[Boty-Exit]


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Botetourt residents have raised seven thousand dollars to sue county supervisors.
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They say supervisors were wrong to approve plans for a convenience store and gas station just off Exit 156 near Fincastle.
It's Botetourt's only undeveloped exit along the interstate.
Neighbors say they were not notified of the rezoning, and they say this exit is already unsafe.
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((JEAN COLLINS/BUS DRIVER: I'VE COME SO CLOSE TO TRUCKS PULLING OUT IN FRONT OF ME AND THE FATALITY THAT HAPPENED IN 97, I WAS WITHIN 7 TO 8 MINUTES BEHIND WHEN IT HAPPENED AND I STILL HAD CHILDREN ON MY BUS.))
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Jean Collins and her retired husband contributed 500-dollars to hire attorney Ed Natt.
Natt helped these residents once before, getting the size of a proposed subdivision reduced.
In this case, the supervisor's chairman says the board acted appropriately.
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A local bluegrass band heads to Nashville this weekend to follow in some big footsteps.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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And they roamed the earth millions of years ago-- now they're moving into a Martinsville museum.
We'll have more on what will soon be the only dinosaur skeletons on display in the commonwealth later in the newscast.
First let's talk to Robin Reed.
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[Stanley-Pollution]


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Stanley Furniture is disputing charges that it violated air pollution laws by failing to fix a broken boiler.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint charging that the furniture company broke the Clean Air Act for nearly five years by running the boiler.
Stanley Furniture responded today that the boiler failed a one-time E-P-A test last year and was fixed immediately.
The company's chairman said there was NO evidence of any ongoing air pollution.
The furniture company could face up to 175-thousand dollars in fines for exceeding air pollution standards.
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[L'burg-Medevac]


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A Lynchburg lawmaker wants to improve emergency medical service in his area, and says a new medevac helicopter is the way to do it.
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Lynchburg and southside are currently the only areas in Virginia not fully served by an emergency helicopter.
Med- flights from Roanoke and Charlottesville help cover the area, but response time can be lengthy.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: BUT THE FACT IS AFTER YOU GET ABOUT 35 MINUTES AWAY, THE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY GET TO YOU OR WILL GET TO YOU VERSUS THE HOSPITAL AND HOSPITAL TRANSFERS AND OTHERWISE, IS VERY RARE.)) ((DARRELL POWERS/SR. V.P. CENTRA HEALTH: RESPONSE TIME, PARTICULARLY IN THE RURAL AREAS COULD BE CUT IN HALF OR MORE..))
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Powers says Centra Health is willing to foot the cost of the medical personnel for a new helicopter.
Newman's plan would buy a new heavy- lift helicopter for Chesterfield County, and move Chesterfield's old chopper to Lynchburg.
He'll push for the money in next year's General Assembly.
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[Dinosaur]


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They've been extinct for thousands of years, but dinosaurs are making a gigantic comeback in Martinsville.
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Skeletons from an Apatosaurus (uh-pat-o-SOAR-us) and a Stegosaurus arrived today at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
The bones -- protected in plaster casts -- hitched a ride here with the Virginia National Guard.
The dinosaur skeletons were uncovered at an excavation in Wyoming this summer.
They'll be the first dinosaur skeletons on display in the state.
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((WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE THEM COME IN. THERE'S NOT MANY DINOSAURS IN VIRGINIA, AND WE'RE EXCITED TO BE THE REPOSITORY FOR THESE.))
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((MARK CRABTREE: WE ALSO WANT TO USE THESE ARTIFACTS TO PROMOTE OUR TOURISM EFFORT TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN ALL COME AND SEE THIS IN THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE.))
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It will take two to three years to clean and reconstruct the entire dinosaur skeletons.
Then they'll go on exhibit with the museum's current dinosaur bone collection.
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[Stocks]


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Another good report on inflation drove the stock market higher today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 38 points to close at 11-thousand- 186.
Nasdaq gained 21 points to close in record territory for a second day.
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[Martha-White]


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Members of a local band will be walking in the steps of some Bluegrass legends this weekend when they appear on the Grand Ole Opry.
The group Big Country Bluegrass, based in Grayson County, has won a national contest to sing the Martha White jingle on the Opry stage Saturday night in Nashville.
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For 16 years, Martha White Foods sponsored Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys as they toured the country.
The group sang the Martha White jingle in their appearances on stage, radio and television.
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((NOW YOU BAKE PLENTY WITH MARTHA WHITE. GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GOOD AND LIGHT, MARTHA WHITE, MARTHA WHITE.))
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Big Country Bluegrass is is scheduled to perform its version of the jingle Saturday night during the segment of the Grand Ole Opry sponsored by Martha White.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The group does not expect to appear on the televised portion of Saturday night's show, but fans of the band will be listening to the clear channel radio station WSM 650, which carries the Grand Ole Opry each week.

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Coming up tonight in sports the latest on Terry and the Gophers, we'll check in with some of the participants in this weekend's Jan Tana bodybuilding extravaganza.
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And how is that both the Cave Spring basketball and football coach each became fathers on the same morning.
Detaials are on the way.
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[S-Terry]


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The University of Minnesota has now officially offered Terry Holland a seven year $7 million dollar contract to lea

ve UVa and come to Minneapolis and coach the Golden Gophers.
Holland is expected to decide on the offer by this weekend.
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Earlier today he denied reports that surfaced last night saying he had already accepted the job.
Holland hasn't coached college basketball since March of 1990 when the Cavs were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Syracuse.
His wife Ann, a long time proponent of her husband getting back into coaching, accompanied him on his visit to Minn
esota yesterday.
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Holland is considered the perfect man to get the Gophers program back on track. Although there are many who believe at 57 he is too old for the challenge.

[S-Jan]


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69 Professional athletes from 20 countries are in town for this weekend's 12th annual Jan Tana Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic. Steve Mason takes a closer look at the beauties and the beasts.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Mak/IFBB Pro Fitness Competitor; :05]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Lowe/IFBB Pro Fitness Competitor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Honore Cironte/62 Year Old Grandfather; :39]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Marsh/40 Year Old Bodybuilder; :47]
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((Those that think this bodybuilding show is just about brawn, think again. ((:))
She will join 25 other young ladies in the IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness Competition. ((:)) For the first time, Jan Tana is hosting the masters Mr. Olympia. Athletes range in age from 40 to over 60. The grandfather of the stage and at home is 62 years old. ((:)) ((:))
Perhaps no one puts age into perspective better than 53 year old bodybuilding legend Robby Robinson.))

[S-British]


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The first round of the British Open that is being played at Carnoustie, Scotland has brought the best players in the world to their knees.
Defending champ Mark O'Meara shot a 12 over, Tiger Woods is four over, and US open champ Payne Stewart is 8 over.

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The leader is a former Groundskeeper named Rodney Pampling who is at even par.
The cut may be something like 12 or 13 over par.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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And finally tonight, some times things happen in sports that are down right unexplainable.
And then sometimes things happen to people in sports that are also hard to believe.
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This morning Cave Spring's head basketball and head football coaches each became new fathers as their wives gave birth within 90 minutes of each other, in the same hospital, using the same doctor.
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Both Hicks new son Dawson and Foutz's new daughter Alexandra are 21 inches long and within 6 ounzes of each other in weight.
Mom's Andrea and Sharee chose to stay off camera and let their husbands handle the TV work.
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