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The Scales brothers testify in their own defense.

We've LIVE from the Montgomery County Courthouse tonight.
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And we'll tag along as Chuck Robb and Virgil Goode tour tobacco country- -a LIVE report on that from Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll visit with Redskin rookie Derek Smith, the former Hokie. Plus, Jerry Nadeau subs for Ernie Irvan.
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And the Hokies officially join the Big East conference.
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((One man was already dead. I didn't know what was going to happen to me.))
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[VO-NAT]


Twins take the stand in their own defense .. saying they are NOT responsible for a deadly nightclub shooting two years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Scales]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-30 59:29]
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Both sides have finished presenting evidence in the murder trial of Terry and Kerry Scales.
The defense rested late this afternoon after calling both twins to testify.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-31 32:35]
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In FEDERAL Court, the government AND the defense rested today in the Bland Prison drug smuggling case without testimony from Inmate Michael Fulcher.
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Former Prison Guard Billy King was the only one of the defendants who did testify.
King admitted he had unauthorized contact with Fulcher's family half a dozen times,
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.]

but he flatly denied taking drugs into the prison.
He had refused to go undercover and help investigators get the goods on other guards and inmates, because he said he thought that would get him killed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The case goes to the jury tomorrow.

[Murder-suspect]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-32 37:44]
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Police have identified a suspect in Saturday's Northwest Roanoke murder.
Now they have to find him.
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19-year-old Prentice R. Jordan was shot several times in Easley's Restaurant on Shenandoah Avenue.
Investigators believe this man, 23 year old Timothy Lee Buford fired some of those shots.
Buford is charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling.
He is 5 feet ten inches tall, 160 pounds and may have gold teeth.
Police are asking anyone who knows where Buford is to call Crime-Line at 344-8500.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Additional charges against Buford are pending, and investigators are looking for other suspects.[Amherst-Murder

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=99-23 2:01:38]
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Investigators in another case are just plain puzzled.
Herman Branham had a lifelong fear of gasoline and fire. So his death last winter by immolation raised plenty of questions.
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[VO-NAT]
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Amherst County authorities have now confirmed that Branham was murdered.
Soil tests show Branham was doused with both gasoline and kerosene while in the yard of this home near Naola (nay-OH-la), then set on fire.
Now Branham's family and the police want to know who did it.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE TYPE PERSON ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS DONE TO SOMEONE, I FEEL PRESSURE ALL THE TIME. BECAUSE IF SOMEONE'S DONE THIS TO HIM, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE IT COULD BE DONE TO SOMEONE ELSE IF THE CASE IS NOT BROUGHT TO A CLOSE.))
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[VO-NAT]


A suspect who was with Branham the night he caught fire has only given police vague statements about what happened.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=99-20 1:50:44]
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Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong on a Virginia roller coaster last night.
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A 20 year old Long Island man died after he was injured on the Shockwave coaster at Paramount King's Dominion.
Timothy Fan was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coaster was shut down for inspection today.
Similar rides at other Paramount parks were also shut down.
This is the first serious accident since it opened in 1986.
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It used to be a school bus ... now it's a pre-school. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Tough times for the tobacco industry led to a Southside visit by Senator Chuck Robb and Congressman Virgil Goode today.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is live in our Danville newsroom with the details on their meetings with local farmers and tobacco-dependent business leaders.
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Keith, it was an in-depth look at troubled times for two politicians known for their support of tobacco.
They got a first-hand look at places where profits are going up in smoke .. and giving way to greater uncertainty.
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(( It was lesson in losses ... one delivered by tobacco growers, warehouse workers and leaf dealers... all hard-hit by a decline in tobacco demand.
Apparently, it sunk in.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/(D) VIRGINIA: WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO WORK WITH THE VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU AND THE TOBACCO GROWERS AND OTHERS, BECAUSE THE NUMBERS AREN'T WORKING FOR THEM RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS:09]
As Chuck Robb tried his hand at pulling tobacco on C-D Bryant's farm, farmers saluted him and Congressman Virgil Goode for their work to protect the crop on Capitol Hill.
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((JOE WILLIAMS/TOBACCO FARMER: CONGRESSMAN GOODE AND SEN. ROBB HAVE BOTH BEEN BENEFICIAL TO US IN THE PAST AND I THINK THAT THE MESSAGE THEY'LL CARRY BACK WILL BE IN SUPPORT OF US. )) [RUNS:09]
HOW they'll support farmers is a tougher question. Robb has pushed for Congress to earmark 328-million dollars for growers in a disaster relief bill. But THAT'S still waiting to be ironed out.
Virgil Goode says he'll work to keep lawsuits at bay.
Last stop for Congressman Goode was Dimon, the worlds' second-largest leaf dealer and processor. The company has come under rough times in recent months, resulting in a 25-percent cutback in its workforce.
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((TODD HAYMORE/DIMON: ANY TIME THAT YOU HAVE POLITICIANS AT GROUND ZERO LISTENING AND LEARNING, THEY ARE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WASHINGTON OR TO RICHMOND AND CONVEY WHAT THEY'VE SEEN AND THE LIVES THAT ARE AFFECTED MUCH BETTER THAN THEY WOULD HAVE IF THEY'D NEVER SEEN THAT AT ALL. )) )) [RUNS:14]
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What this tour will accomplish for tobacco farmers and businesses, is hard to say at this point. Robb and Goode were unable to offer any certainties for these farmers who are so desperately looking for them.
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Farmers say they were encouraged by the politicians' interest.[Bus-Daycare]


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Rockbridge County's preschool program may be saved thanks to advice from of a neighboring county.
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Last year, the county was forced to disband its program, one run out of local churches, because of fire code restrictions. That left almost 100 children without a pre-school.
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((EDWINA SHAFER/ PARKS & REC: I'VE WORKED WITH THE PROGRAM NOW FOR 16 YEARS AND I'M NOT WILLING TO GIVE IT UP.))
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[VO-NAT]

The county's solution involves using an empty school bus for the classroom. Bath County gave them the idea because they've been using converted school buses for the past 20 years. The bus is complete with heating and air, bathroom facilities, and running water. The bus isn't driven with kids on it -- but it can be taken to different locations.
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((LESLIE BRUNNER/ TEACHER: THERE'D BE A LARGE PERCENTAGE THAT WOULDN'T BE SERVED IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BUS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Rockbridge County hopes to have their bus converted and functioning as a preschool by October.
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A mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gave up some of yesterday's big gains, falling 16 points ... but NASDAQ gained another 33.

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Faced with a 10 million dollar gap in funding, Roanoke County officials continue to wrestle with school construction projects.
This afternoon a meeting between the school board and county supervisors has produced few answers.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell sat in on the session, and is at the county administration center tonight.
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[Mental-Illness]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:51:33]
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Since July first, Virginia law has forced insurance companies to treat "biologically-based" mental illnesses the same as physical illnesses.
Now a state commission is reviewing that new law.
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Lydia Gentry supports a mentally ill family member.
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((YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HAVE PHYSICAL PAIN AND YOU CAN HAVE MENTAL, AND THEY USE THE SAME MEDICATIONS FOR BOTH. AND THE EXPENSE IS VERY HIGH.))
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Doctors say they've been told by insurers how to treat mental illnesses that weren't even covered.
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((DR. HARRY GEWANTER/RICHMOND PEDIATRIC SOCIETY: AND FOR THEM TO SEND OUT MANDATES TO US SAYING HERE'S HOW TO TREAT THESE THINGS AND HERE'S HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THESE THINGS, AND THEN NOT INCLUDE COVERAGE...OF WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE APPROPRIATE CARE, DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. AND I THINK THIS BILL HAS HELPED TO CLOSE THAT GAP.))
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The special advisory commission expects to vote on keeping the new law next month.


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Coming up tonight in sports the Hokies officially say yes to the Big East. The Panthers have some more injury woes in the backfield.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll visit with injured Redskins' rookie Derek Smith - the former Hokies is anxious to get back on the field ASAP.
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[S-East]


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Virginia Tech will become a full time member of the Big East Conference beginning with the 2001-02 academic year.


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The Hokies, who have been a charter member of the Big East in football, will become the 14th full time member of the conference. Tech conducts varsity programs in 15 Big East sports. The new partnership will be beneficial for Tech and the conference.
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((JIM WEAVER/VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
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While the Redskins are tuning up for their Saturday night date with the Steelers, a former Virginia Tech Hokie is just trying to stay mentally sharp until the day arrives when he can put on the burgundy and gold.
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((While the Hokies offensive lineman are going through the paces this summer, Tech's main offensive line anchor from last season is bored stiff with the Redskins. ((DEREK SMITH/REDSKINS ROOKIE LINEMAN: 5434))
The Redskins 5th round draft pick is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered while working out the NFL scouts at the combine back in February. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but the Skins thought so much of his potential they traded up to get him in the April draft. ((DEREK SMITH 5419:))
The Skins won't let Derek suit up in pads until October at the earliest and while the anticipation is driving him nuts, he's using this time to learn and develop some patience. ((DEREK SMITH: 5312))
One thing he learned by observing is that NFLplayers aren't just fast or strong - they are both. He says even the 300 pounders move like his former Tech teammate Corey Moore.))

((DEREK SMITH 5343))[S-Panthers]


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The Panthers are dealing some injuries of their own, unfortunately one of the walking wounded is
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running back Tim Biakabutuka. He was supposed to be the team's main man this season, but he has again injured his left knee.
After being drafted in 1996, he suffered a season ending injury to the same knee. Right now he is day to day.
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[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Cincinnati Bengals have finally gotten their top draft pick in house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00]


Quarterback Akili Smith, Cincinnati's top pick in this year's selection process met the Ohio media today after ending his lengthy holdout.
He sign for $56 million over 7 years, but he has a lot of catching up to do to even play a down this season.
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[go to pinnacle]
You won't see Akili, but you will get a chance to see the Chiefs takes on the Jags this Thursday night. The action comes your way at eight right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
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The Winston Cup circuit rolls into Bristol this weekend and Ernie Irvan will have a substitute driver taking over the M&M's Pontiac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :00]


Jerry Nadeau who was released from his contract with Melling racing yesterday will substitute for Irvan this weekend on the half mile concrete track and possibly for several more races this season.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The Express announced today that Randy Sieminski has been hired as the team's new radio broadcaster. He has previously been the voice of the Stingrays and the Lowell Lochmonsters.
Also tonight at 11, we'll tell you how you can buy a packing pass for the upcoming season. [Wx-Tape]
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Plans to expand recreation at Carvins Cove are reaching the final stage.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean]


Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with more.
[Live=Jean]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Tonight is the last chance for the public to have a say about recreation at the Cove -
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[VO-NAT 99-22 03:53]

after consultants present final plans that include additional biking, hiking, and equestrian trails.
Tonight's meeting takes place at 7 at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibition Hall.
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[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean]


We'll have a full report on News 7 at 11.




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