[7-6Bateman]

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Virginia's Congress will see a lot of changes in its representation from the Tidewater region this year.
First, Democrat Owen Pickett of Virginia Beach decided he would quit after 14 years in the House.
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Another Tidewater congressman, Herb Bateman, said HE would not seek re-election this year, after 18 years in office.
Bateman had heart surgery last month and has been getting radiation treatments to fight cancer.
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(( REP. HERB BATEMAN/R- FIRST DISTRICT: THE CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE IS DEMANDING ENOUGH AND TO COMPOUND IT HAVING TO GEAR UP FOR RE-ELECTION WOULD NOT BE IN ANYONE'S BEST INTEREST.))
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Bateman was known for his support of the military, and of the shipbuilding industry in eastern Virginia.


[7-6Nash]


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He ran for Roanoke city council four years ago and lost.
Now he wants to give it another shot.
Alvin Nash says he'll seek one of the three seats up for election this May.
Nash ran as a Republican in 1996.
This time, after what he calls a "brief involvement" with the GOP, he'll "return home" and run as a Democrat.


[7-6County-Supers]


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Roanoke County is seeing a change in leadership.
The new chairman of the County supervisors is Joe McNamara.
He represents the Windsor Hills district.
Cave Spring supervisor Fuzzy Minnix will be the vice chairman this year.
Their roles were designated at the board's organizational meeting yesterday.
Roanoke County has also hired a new economic development director: business consultant David Porter from Everett, Washington.


[7-11Youth-Haven]


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Officials are looking for new options for Roanoke County's home for troubled girls now that it has been shut down.


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Roanoke County officials closed Youth Haven (two) II last month-- saying there weren't enough girls enrolling in the program to keep it going financially.
Youth Haven II was started 14- years ago and the president of the home's advisory board says he isn't giving in.
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((GEORGE BOWERS/YOUTH HAVEN ADVISORY BD.: NOT AT ALL, NEVER, BECAUSE IT'S TOO PRECIOUS A THING, IT'S A TOTAL BLUNDER AND MISTAKE TO CLOSE IT.))
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County officials say they understand Bowers position but believe there are better uses for the facility.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S JUST NOT THAT MUCH DEMAND FOR IT, WHEREAS AN OUTREACH PROGRAM WHERE WE CAN COUNSEL WITH THAT YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY AND MAYBE HAVE SOME GROUP MEETINGS AFTER SCHOOL WE CAN REACH TWO TIMES, THREE TIMES, AS MANY OF THE YOUNG WOMEN AND IT'S MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE FOR US.))
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Hodge says those options will be explored over the next month.
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[7-11Child-Support]


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Virginia has announced a new plan for getting back child support owed by parents. They'll start locking down the debted-parents' cars with pink and blue car boots.
The boots go on the car's front tire.... making the vehicle undrive-able. The lock-down will come with a note that says..."this vehicle has been seized by the sheriff for unpaid child support."

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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast.
Clouds and showers likely today.
Winds reach 15 to 25 miles per hour.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Tonight variable clouds, blustery and cold with lows dropping into the low 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-11Baby-Scalded]


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Roanoke City police officers were called to Carilion Community Hospital last night after a baby was brought in with burns and blisters to her legs and back side.
Officials say the 9 month old girl was apparently burned by hot water from a bath tub.
Authorities say the baby was with the mother's boyfriend at the time the incident.
So far charges have not been filed.



[45-11Saunders-Barger]


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Two Bedford County women could face prison time for embezzling two sisters out of their life savings.
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58- year- old Thelma Mae Barger and 67- year- old Dorothy Saunders.. Saunders is the one in the wheelchair.. pleaded guilty to a three- count indictment yesterday.
Prosecutors say the women used their power of attorney to bilk Alice and Bettie McNeal out of more than 300- thousand dollars.
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((TOM BONDURANT/FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: BASICALLY THEY FOUND A COUPLE OF VICTIMS WHO COULDN'T DEFEND THEMSELVES. THEY GOT IT IN THEIR HEAD THAT THEY WANTED TO BUILD THIS 12- THOUSAND 400 SQUARE FOOT HOUSE, WHICH IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN ECONO LODGE FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND AND THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY.))
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Much of the money helped build this massive home near Huddleston.
Bondurant (BON-doo-rant) says that house will be seized if Saunders and Barger don't repay the money.
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[45-11Roanoke-Fight]


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A mother and her son were assaulted with a baseball bat in the parking lot of a Roanoke fast food restaurant.
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It happened at about eight thirty last night- at the Wendy's across from Tanglewood Mall. So far police have not caught the suspects, but witnesses say five men were involved in the fight.
The mother was able to drive herself and her son to the hospital.
There is no word on their conditions.
Police say the suspects fled down Route 4-19.
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[45-11MAMSI]


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In just a month Martinsville city and school employees will find out how good their insurance coverage is.

That's when the first bills will be due since the city's only hospital dropped MAMSI insurance as a participating provider.
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800 employees are covered by MAMSI until the city's contract ends in June. [Pre-Pro] In a special alert to all employees, the city said that the hospital will continue to bill the insurance company, but after 30 days it will be the patient's responsibility. [VO NAT] City Manager Earl Reynolds Junior says no matter what type of insurance patients have, there are choices even if the hospital doesn't accept their plan.
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((EARL REYNOLDS JR./MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: MY PHYSICIAN IS A CARILION DOCTOR...AND THATS WHAT THE INSURANCE BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT.))
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Several Martinsville doctors are also treating MAMSI patients as a non-participating provider.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Clouds and showers today, still rather windy with early highs in the upper 60s.
Temperatures will drop quickly this evening, into lows around 32.
Looking ahead to the next five days... stay partly sunny tomorrow...and seasonably cool with highs in the 40s this week.
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[8-11Bowl-Preps]


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Tonight is the Big Night in the Big Easy.
But for those of us still here in the valley, there are several local spots where you can cheer on the Hokies and party like it's N'awlins.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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((DEBORAH STEELE: WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS, PROBABLY ENOUGH TO FILL UP 3 THEATERS.))
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The Cinema Grill has some of the biggest screens in town to watch the Sugar Bowl on and so far the theater is expecting 250 people. If you want to join the party plan on being there early Tuesday to get a seat.


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((AL POLARD: WE HAVE 48 TVs AND A STAFF THAT'S READY TO SERVE AND WE'RE GOING TO OFFER A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN GET IN NEW ORLEANS HERE IN ROANOKE.))
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Corned Beef and Company will offer Hokie fans a lively atmosphere -- with a party that will go well past the Sugar Bowl. If you're looking for a smaller place to cheer on the Hokies, Shakers by Valley View Mall could be for you. With drink specials, halftime appetizers and a big screen TV, managers promise you won't be let down.

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((TOMMY MARTIN: I THINK THE BRAMBLETON DELI IS THE COOLEST PLACE IN ROANOKE SO I'M ALWAYS HERE SO I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE I'M HERE WITH MY FRIENDS.))
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The Brambleton Deli has already reserved half of its restaurant -- and with a menu full of New Orleans style food it is sure to please any Hokie fan. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[8-11WREV]


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The Internet has a new resource devoted to Roanoke personalities and retailers. Its a new webcast called...
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W-R-E-V-dot-Net ....
A streaming audio and video site that launched yesterday from its studio at Tanglewood Mall.
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((DOYLE EDGERTON/REV.NET PRESIDENT: PEOPLE THAT ARE IN LOCATIONS THAT CAN'T RECEIVE ROANOKE RADIO SIGNALS WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE LOCAL CONTENT ... MERCHANTS FROM ROANOKE WILL BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE THEIR WARES.))
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W-R-E-V is run by Rev Net, the Internet Service Provider.
Its first webcast featured an interview with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
W-R-E-V plans to be on the Web 24-hours a day, with local programming.
That will soon include simulcasts of News-7 at six, carried live every day.
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[8-6County-Supers]


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Roanoke County has designated new leadership.
The new chairman of the Roanoke County supervisors is Joe McNamara.
He represents the Windsor Hills district.
Cave Spring supervisor Fuzzy Minnix will be the vice chairman this year.
Their roles were designated at the board's organizational meeting yesterday.
Roanoke County has also hired a new economic development director: Business consultant David Porter from Everett, Washington.


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Time again to check out the Tuesday forecast...
Clouds and scattered showers today...possibly thunderstorms in southern parts of the viewing area.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Tonight will turn colder...with lows in the lower 30s.
Looking ahead to the next five days... stay partly sunny tomorrow...and seasonably cool with highs in the 40s this week.
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