Coming up on News 7 -
An 8 year old girl is found dead in Nelson County. We'll have the latest.
Results of tonight's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
And district tournament week opens with a five-overtime marathon in Botetourt.
News 7 is next.
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The search for a little girl is over.
It's NOT the news anyone wanted.
Shortly after 5 this evening, the body of 8-year-old Jackie Holden was found.
Kate Weidaw's in Nelson County tonight with the details.
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A big night for John McCain - who pulled off primary wins in both Michigan and his home state of Arizona.
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All eyes were on Michigan - and here are the numbers:
With 51-percent of the precincts reporting, John McCain racked up 50 percent of the vote.
George W- Bush pulled in 44 percent.
And Alan Keyes garnered 4 percent.
Drew Levinson has the story from Michigan tonight.
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(( DESPITE A GUARANTEE FROM MICHIGAN'S GOVERNOR TO DELIVER GEORGE W. BUSH A VICTORY JOHN MCCAIN STOOD UP TO THE REPUBLICAN POLITICAL MACHINE AND WON THE STATES PRIMARY.
John McCain/GOP Presidential Candidate
AFTER BUSH EASILY DEFEATED MCCAIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WAS A
MUST WIN FOR THE ARIZONA SENATOR..
AND HE GOT IT WITH THE HELP OF INDEPENDENTS AND DEMOCRATS WHO
COULD VOTE IN THE OPEN PRIMARY.
EXIT POLLS SHOW TWO-THIRDS OF MCCAIN'S VOTES CAME FROM
AND REPUBLICANS MADE UP ONLY 49 PERCENT OF THE ELECTORATE.
GEORGE W. BUSH/GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
I'm pleased with Republican. vote, long process, marathon, In it till end, some primaries you win and sometimes you don't.
AS EXPECTED MCCAIN WON BIG IN HIS HOME STATE OF ARIZONA.
BUT IN MICHIGAN BUSH SUPPORTERS ARE BITTERLY DISMISSING MCCAINS VICTORY.
BY WINNING WITH MOSTLY DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS, GOVERNOR ENGLER SAID MCCAIN QUOTIENT PARTY BUILDING, HE'S PARTY BORROWING.
MEANING THOSE SAME VOTERS WILL VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN NOVEMBER
Gov. John Engler (R) Michigan
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS:
Had Bush won, this nomination may well have been wrapped up. Now John McCain lives to fight for another day.
Bush is favored to win in Virginia and North Dakota next week. McCain hasn't campaigned those states. He's now looking ahead to super
Tuesday.March 7th that's when 12 states including New York and California hold their primaries.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Southfield, Michigan.))
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A family friend of Tara Munsey's was formally charged for her murder early this morning.
30-year old Jeffrey Allen Thomas was arraigned on closed circuit television from inside the regional jail in Dublin.
That's where Thomas has been held since his arrest last Thursday.
He's charged with the capital murder of Tara Munsey during an attempted sexual assault.
Thomas is being held without bond until a hearing on the matter next Monday.
Thomas has already had two attorneys in one day.
Early this morning, the judge appointed Jimmy Turk -- a well-known capital murder defense lawyer. He was released from the case because of client conflicts.
Now, Brian (SHIDE) Sheid of Narrows will handle the defense.
A Roanoke man is held up at gun point today- and after telling the gunmen he didn't have money he was shot.
48-year old Joe Nemo lived at 420 Rutherford Avenue in Northwest Roanoke.
Police say he was walking down the 800 block when two men held him up -- then shot him in the shoulder when Nemo said he didn't have any money.
Nemo died in surgery several hours later.
Police have not made an arrest.
Governor Jim Gilmore has finally detailed a relief plan for laid off workers.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WANT TO RESTORE IN THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAITH THAT TOMORROW IS GONNA BRING THE DAWN OF A BETTER DAY.))
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Gilmore's plan is similar to previous Southside relief bills he opposed in Richmond-- but this plan would increase jobless benefits for workers statewide.
But a laid off Tultex worker says she's disappointed it has NO health insurance coverage.
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((ROBIN HAIRSTON/LAID OFF WORKER: THE BUS TRIPS UP HERE, THEY WERE REALLY FOCUSING ON THE INSURANCE, AND IT'S KIND OF SLAP IN THE FACE WHEN NOTHING IS REALLY MENTIONED ABOUT THAT.))
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The Governor's bill would provide emergency relief, retroactive to November 28th.
It now competes with other legislative plans in Richmond.
The Governor also made the formal announcement of the new jobs for Henry County.
Nautica -- a high end clothing company -- will hire 375 workers at a distribution center in Henry County.
And it came out that it was a Nautica vice-president seeing an article about the Tultex bankruptcy that gave the company the idea.
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((SID CLOWER: IN SPITE OF ALL THE ADVERTISING AND EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN DONE, I MEAN, OUR SITUATION'S GOTTEN PUBLICITY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY THAT ARTICLE THAT MR. FINK SAW.))
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Nautica says it will be hiring its first wave of workers in the next two to four weeks.
It should be shipping its first blue jeans through Henry County by April.
The women and men who make food and serve it to Roanoke City school children say they haven't received a full paycheck, since December.
Several cafeteria workers say they're paid by the hour - so they're left out in the cold on snow days and holidays.
Tonight - they asked Roanoke's school board to improve their pay and benefits - and give them contracts.
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Superintendent Wayne Harris says officials are considering the possibility of restructuring how these employees are paid, and says he's confident the school system WILL address their concerns.
Roanoke officials hope a new environmental policy will help the city clean up its act.
Following the discovery of hazardous waste buried at the Public Works Service Center, the city has agreed to fines, community service and a clean-up that will cost at least two million dollars.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says every city employee will be trained and monitored, and required to adhere to the new policy.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I COME FROM A BACKGROUND WHERE THERE IS A VERY STRONG ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, WHERE CITIZENS REALLY WANT TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT. AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A PART OF THE RICHNESS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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Today, city council also approved funding for new wells to supplement the city's supply of drinking water.
This morning Carvins Cove was at 10 feet below the spillway. The city's main reservoir hasn't been that high since September of 1998.
Local authorities ask State Police to get involved with the investigation of an alleged pyramid scheme.
We'll tell you why.
And if you're upset about rising fuel prices imagine how truckers feel-
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((ITS ROUGH BY THE TIME YOU PAY FOR FUEL AND TAXES YOU HAVE NOTHING TO CARRY HOME.))
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Truckers roll into the nation's capitol to protest.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the New 7 sports office with high school hysteria in Botetourt where the Cavs won their Blue Ridge opener in five overtimes.
Duke dumps the Deacons.
The Butler did it for the Maroons.
And the Express hopes to do it again tomorrow night.
All that plus, Vince warming up to Cos tonight on the Big 7.))
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Truck drivers say they can't keep on truckin' - because fuel costs too much.
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Truckers... FUELED by frustration... took their protest to Washington D-C.
Roughly 200 truckers drove into the nation's capitol.
Fuel prices have gone up 60 percent in the past year- 30 percent just in the last month.
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((THEY NEED TO STOP PRICE GOUGING. IT'S ALMOST THREE DOLLARS UP IN MAINE AND MASSACHUSETTS.. THREE DOLLARS A GALLON. HOW ARE WE GONNA MAKE IT.))
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We may all feel the pinch- when fuel prices go up, shipping prices go up and eventually so do the prices of just about everything we buy in the store.
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It's official. Doctor Kaye Allen quit Lewis-Gale Clinic today after only one week at the Valley View Satellite Clinic.
Allen replaced Doctor Darrell Powledge.
He was one of the doctors who left because of qualms with the Clinic's parent company, Phycor.
He was released before his 90-day-notice was up - BECAUSE Allen had been hired.
Lewis-Gale Clinic says Doctor Allen's resignation from the occupational medicine department has nothing to do with other recent departures.
Some people in Danville are saying the police department is involved with an alleged pyramid scheme.
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Chief Neal Morris says because of these allegations he has requested State Police help in the investigation.
He tells News 7 he made that decision to protect the integrity of the investigation and dispel any rumors.
So State Police will investigate police officers and their family members.
Authorities say the program is illegal because participants are asked to give two-thousand dollars - and expect 16-thousand dollars in return.
The winning team program has captivated much of Danville and Pittsylvania County for weeks.
Campers are no longer allowed to spend the night at a popular spot in Botetourt County --
even though the landowner welcomes them.
Bill Bayne lives in Alexandria but bought this property so people could enjoy Craig Creek.
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((HIS ONLY INTEREST IN THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS SO OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR 30 YEARS CAN CONTINUE TO COME HERE AND ENJOY IT. THE FACT THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM HIM IS AT BEST DESPICABLE.))
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But neighbors complained to the sheriff about nighttime noise, drinking and drug use.
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((WE'RE NOT TRYING TO TELL A MAN WHAT HE CAN AND CAN'T DO WITH HIS PROPERTY. WE'RE JUST SOME NEIGHBORS ASKING HIM IF HE WOULD HELP US OUT.))
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The county planner says the landowner can apply for a special permit -- but Bill Bayne says he'll take the county to court instead.
Some volunteers in Southside are headed farther South - to Georgia, to be exact.
We'll tell you why.
Plus... NASA's endeavor for a successful mission is a hit.
We'll show you, coming up.
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The Big Game:
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Money Ball: eleven)
A Danville volunteer group is heading to tornado-ravaged Camilla, Georgia this Friday.
But before they head out, they need people to donate basic items such as bottled water and non-perishable items.
The group known as "God's Pit Crew," has helped out many times in disaster situations throughout the country.
((RANDY JOHNSON/VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION PRES.: IT REALLY PULLS AT YOUR HEARTSTRING TO GO IN BUT WE FEEL BLESSED AND THEY ARE READY TO REBUILD.))
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If you would like to donate you can call 804-822-0053 or stop by the Riveroak Church of God in Danville.
A successful end to a successful mission
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for the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
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Endeavor touched down tonight.
The crew used radar to map more than 43-million square miles of the Earth's terrain.
The images will help create the best maps ever made of Earth.
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High school post season tournament action cranked up tonight.
Highlights from the Blue Ridge are on the way along with another Duke "W".
And a Roanoke College Maroon gets a huge honor.
Plus, Steve Mason drops by with another edition of Roundhouse Wrapup.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - Bill Cosby drops by the Late Show to guest host for David Letterman tonight.
And one of his guests is newly crowned slam dunk king Vince Carter.
Among other things, the two will discuss Vince's size 16 shoes.
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Lord Botetourt needed 20 extra minutes, that's FIVE overtimes, to beat Alleghany last night in the Blue Ridge District Tourney.
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Rowdy fans packed the home of the Cavaliers to cheer Botetourt on in its tough battle with the Mountaineers.
The game was tied at 38 at the end of regulation. In OT, Cavalier Anthony Ford goes inside to Chad Hutchins, who had 13 on the night.
On the other end, Montel Watson takes matters into his own hands with the drive to the hoop.
The Mountaineers then hit the boards, Demarco Reynolds gets the rebound and the points with the put back.
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Botetourt would survive the marathon, Hutchins gets it into Chris Tucker. Tucker scores in traffic and draws the foul. And the Cavaliers take the first step in the Blue Ridge District Tournament with the 63-61 win in five overtimes.
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In the other Blue Ridge District matchup Bill Popes X's and O's led Northside past Rockbridge.
The Vikings Nat Franklin feeds Sam Fertitta. Fertitta drains the baseline jumper for two of his team high 17.
The Wildcats stay in the game early as George Tyler drives to the hoop then dishes to Tyler Falls for the easy bucket.
Rockbridge then goes outside, Devon Otey gets the roll on the shot from three point land.
But Northside gets tricky as Fertitta goes behind the back to Tommy Morgan. Morgan gets the score and the Vikings get the 57-39 victory,
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In the Three Rivers quarterfinals last night - Giles easily beat Shawsville 68-to-37, while Glenvar outlasted Floyd County 66-to-58. The semi-finals in that district are Thursday night in Blacksburg.
Earlier tonight right here on Your Hometown Station the number two team in the nation, the Duke Blue Devils took care of business against Wake Forest.
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Mike Krzyzewski's team came into the game having already locked up the regular season ACC title for the third year in a row.
But no one told the Blue Devils big two to take it easy on the Deacons.
Chris Carrawell lights up the scorebord from outside for 2 of his 19 points.
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And Shane Battier was unstoppable scoring a career high 34 points.
Duke wins it 96-to-78.
Roanoke point guard Paris Butler, one of the stars from last night's ODAC title game, is one of 10 finalists for the Division Three player of the year honor, known as the Josten's award.
Butler is a tough slasher who a can shooter the three, as well.
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He also excels in the classroom where he has a three point 7 GPA with a doubel major in Biology and Sociology. He has made the Dean's list every semester he's been in college.
The award winner will be announced on March 16th in Salem.
Butler also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
In girls' Group Two A state volleyball last night, William Byrd beat Virginia High 15-9 and 15-to-7 in the quarterfinals.
While Liberty topped Gate City 16-to-14 and 15-to-9.
The two winners will play in the semi-finals Friday at 7:15 at Turner Ashby high school in Bridgewater.
The Express returns to the home ice tonight against the Toledo Storm a team Roanoke has already beaten two times this season.
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Steve Mason now checks in with some pre-game notes in the latest edition of Roundhouse Wrapup.
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((STEVE MASON:HEY EVERYBODY, WELCOME TO ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP. YOU KNOW THE ECHL TRADE DEAD LINE IS THIS MONDAY NIGHT. TUESDAY MORNING SCOTT GORDON SAID HE REALLY LIKE THIS TEAM AND DOES NOT EXPECT ANY MOVEMENT. JUST LOOK AT THE TEAM'S PERFORMANCE AT THE ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER. IF THE EXPRESS WINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AGAINST TOLEDO, THE TEAM WILL HAVE TIED THE FRANCHISE RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE HOME WINS AT 10.))
((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((Roanoke has outscored the opposition 97 to 53 at home, one reason for the 23-4 and 1 record at the Round House.
((BEN SCHUST/EXPRESS LEADING SCORER:))
All is not well when the Express plays on the road, posting a 9-10 and 4 mark away from the Star City. Ben Schust scored 10 goals last season and already has 21 this year to lead the team.
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
Left winger John Poapst has five goals, but four of them have come in the last six games.
((JOHN POAPST/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
Express trainer James Brown says Kris Cantu is at 50 percent after breaking his ankle earlier this season. Steve Mason Round House Wrap up.))
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An act of brutality has landed Marty McSorley an indefinite supension from the NHL.
McSorley called his actions stupid and has sent his apology to Vancouver's Donald Brashear.
Here's what happened, with less than three seconds left in last night's game, McSorley put a two handed slash to the head of Brashear.
The hit left Brashear unconscious and twitching on the ice, with blood flowing from his nose.
Brashear has a concussion, but was at practice today.
Vancouver police say they are considering filing charges.
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