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Coming up on News 7-
A school bus accident in this area sends injures five children.
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A multi million dollar plan for downtown Roanoke. We'll tell you about it.
Plus check out this boat accident caught on tape- the driver is from Virginia.
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News 7 is coming your way next.

[Bus-Crash]


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A school bus accident in Martinsville this afternoon injured five children.
Officials say Juan Antonio Lopez from North Carolina was driving east on Stultz Road around 3-30 when he crossed the center line and hit the bus.
Lopez was charged with reckless driving and driving without a license.
The injured children were 11 and 12 years old.
No word on the extent of their injuries.

[Art-Museum]


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City officials and civic leaders are planning a major new development in downtown Roanoke.
Today they outlined a 30- million dollar project that would combine a new art museum with an Imax Theater.
Joe Dashiell has more on the announcement.
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((By combining the two projects into one, supporters hope to boost tourism in downtown Roanoke and improve the region's cultural life at the same time.
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[IN Q=Just as the biomed]

((JUST AS THE BIOMED CENTER WHICH WAS JUST RECENTLY ANNOUNCED IS A MAGICAL TRANFORMATION OF AN AREA OF OUR CITY, I SUBMIT TO YOU LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL AND THE WESTERN VA. FOUNDATION IS ANOTHER MAGICAL ANNOUCNEMENT THAT WILL LEAD TO THE TRUE TRANSFORMATION OF THIS GREAT CITY.))
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[OUT Q=of this great city.]


Members of City Council voted to endorse the concept, and they committed four million dollars of city money to the project.
The museum and theater would be located on the site of the Hunter Viaduct... now a parking lot between Billy's Ritz and the railroad tracks.
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((THIS DAY MARKS THE FIRST MAJOR STEP OF A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=the city of Roanoke.]

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Supporters say that together the Art Museum and the Imax theater will attract more visitors than they could individually.
They believe the project will bring between 400- and 500- thousand visitors a year into downtown Roanoke.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[City-Council]


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The Reverend Noel Taylor served on Roanoke City Council for more than 20 years, and soon city hall will bear his name.
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A committee made that recommendation, and today city council approved the tribute to Roanoke's longtime mayor.
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[IN Q=He was such an outstanding human being]

((JIMMY HARVEY: OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING, SUCH A GREAT LEADER OF THIS CITY, AND DESERVES EXACTLY WHAT COUNCIL JUST DID FOR HIM.)) ((ALL HOLLAND: HE WAS THE TYPE OF MAN WHO WOULD LAUGH OFTEN AND WORK HARD. AND HE TRIED TO LEAVE THE WORLD JUST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY HE MET IT.)) ((ELIZABETH BOWLES: HE JUST REALLY LOVED THE CITY AND THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO GIVE THAT TRIBUTE TO HIM.))
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[SUPER=01-Al Holland/Committee Chairman; :11]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bowles/Former Council Member; :21]
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City council has also commissioned a portrait of Taylor that will hang in the lobby of the Municipal Building.

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A Kentucky prosecutor was gunned down in his home- by an alleged child molester he was getting ready to prosecute.

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Commonwealth's Attorney Fred Capps was supposed to prosecute Eddie Vaughn in court today- on child molestation charges.
State police say Vaughn stormed his way into the Capps home.
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((LT. JERRY MELTON/STATE POLICE: AND THAT'S EXACTLY HOW WE SEE IT HE SHOT HIS WAY INTO THE HOME.))
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Police say Capps died while trying to shield his wife and children.
Capps was able to fatally shoot his attacker before he died.
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[Ray-Lewis]


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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis could be back on the field in a few weeks.
Murder charges have been dropped against him.
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The state agreed to drop murder and aggravated assault charges against Lewis in the January murders of two men in Atlanta.
Lewis admitted to telling companions to keep their mouths shut and to giving an incomplete statement to police.
In return, he will testify at trial. [14:50:16]
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((PAUL HOWARD/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: WE STILL HAVE TO TRY THE CASE. IN FACT WE PLAN TO CALL RAY LEWIS AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME, SO I WOULD REALLY NOT LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED UP TO THE PLEA UNTIL AFTER THAT'S COMPLETED.))
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Lewis was originally charged in the connection with the fight that killed two men just hours after the Superbowl.


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[Wythe-Hostages]


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Two former fugitives charged with holding a Wythe County couple hostage inside their home will stand trial.
A slew of charges against the defendants were certified by a judge AND grand jury today.
But sympathy came from an unexpected source ... their alleged victims.
Marya Jones reports.
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[Winn-Dixie]


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Hundreds of local Winn- Dixie employees have punched the time clock for the last time..
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Today was the last day of operation for five local stores, including three in Lynchburg.
They were closed as part of a downsizing effort by the supermarket's national headquarters.
Some customers say they're losing their neighborhood grocery store.
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[SOT 1:43:30]
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((E.M. CREWS/WINN- DIXIE CUSTOMER: WHENEVER WE DROPPED DOWN THROUGH HERE, WE JUST COULD ALWAYS COME TO THIS STORE, DOING BUSINESS DOWN THIS WAY, WE COULD RUND OVER HERE TO THE STORE AND THE OTHER THING IT WAS JUST CONVENIENT FOR US TO COME INTO.))
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Customers received a 30 percent discount on their purchases today, but the pickings were slim.
Most of the inventory had been sold, leaving bare shelves in many of the stores.
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Still ahead on News 7-- the implications of today's Supreme Court ruling against the visitation rights for grandparents.
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And we'll hear from the Richmond man who survived this amazing crash.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - where we once again prove it is as important to look good as it is to play well. Prime Time talks about his new Redskins' deal and his suit. Plus, Peter Warrick loads up the millions in Cincinnati. The Avalanche runs its winning streak to five in a row on a wet night.

And Goldberg returns to the ring - tonight on the Big 7.))[Boat-Crash]


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An accident that looked deadly- wasn't.
A drag boat going 160 miles an hour crashed in Missouri.
The driver survived.
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The driver is inside the blue capsule you see floating on the surface.
Driver Johnny Sanderson is from Richmond.
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((JOHNNY SANDERSON/SURVIVED BOAT CRASH: DRAG BOAT RACING IS A NICE SPORT DON'T BO BY ME HAVING A WRECK LIKE A DEMOLITION DERBY OR SOMTHING.))
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Sanderson says the new motor his team just installed was too powerful for the 35-thousand dollar boat.
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[Grandparents]


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It's a defeat for grandparents- a strong ruling for the rights of parents-
The Supreme Court today struck down a Washington State law two grandparents used to try and win more time with their grandchildren.
Eric Engberg has more.
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((The ruling, written by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- a grandmother -- and joined in by five other Justices - holds that the Constitution's Due Process clause "protects the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children." Grandparents...the court indicated...do have rights. 50 states have laws recognizing that. But the Court today erected strict limits.
(GRAPHIC IN) O'Connor said Washington's law....which permits anyone to go to court to seek visitation rights...is too

broad. Another key factor: No one charged the mother of the children was unfit...so the "presumption is...she was acting in the best interests of the children." In such cases, O'Connor said, the parent's wishes about visitation by others should be given "special weight" by the courts. It all added up...she said....to an unconstitutional abridgment of parent's rights. The grandparents....whose son separated from the mother in this case, then died...had petitioned the courts for two week-ends a month with their grandchildren.... JENNIFER TROXELL, GRANDMOTHER its hard enough to lose a child and when you think that you're going to lose your grandchildren , you're going to do everything that you can to make sure that you're going to be able to see those grandchildren Today's opinion....dealing with a subject fraught with deep emotions...is likely to be one that O'Connor will be remembered for. She noted almost wistfully, "in an ideal world parents might always seek to cultivate the bonds between grandparents and their grandchildren" then added....that's not how life really works. Eric Engberg, CBS News, at the Supreme Court.))

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You might remember a similar case that went before the Virginia Supreme Court back in 19-98, where the grandparents of a seven-year old sued for the right to visit the child.
But the VIRGINIA Supreme court ruled against the grandparents.
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[4:30 CBS FEED]
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And with today's ruling from the U-S Supreme Court, some fear the decision will hurt grandparents rights.
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((WESLEY WILSON/GRANDPARENT: OF COURSE PARENTS HAVE RIGHTS TO THEIR CHILDREN BUT JUST CAN'T IMAGINE ARBITRARILY SAYING NO YOU CAN'T SEE YOUR GRANDPARENTS UNLESS THE GRANDPARENTS WERE UNFIT THEMSELVES.)) ((SUZANNE BELL/PARENT: IF THE GRAND PARENTS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB IN RAISING THOSE CHILDREN THEN YES THEY WOULD PLAY A VITAL PART IN SEEING THESE GRANDCHILDREN AND HELPING THEM GROW.))
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The president of the Children's Rights Council says the ruling could mean grandparents will have a tougher time winning visitation rights.

[Georgia-Pacific]


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It sounds like a top- secret spy code.. but "Project X-L" is actually being hailed as a big step toward reducing air pollution.
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Local, state and federal officials today signed an agreement at the Georgia- Pacific paper mill in Big Island.
The project calls on Georgia- Pacific to install new "state-of the art" technology that will reduce its toxic emissions by nearly ninety percent.
That means the mill's landmark smokestack will soon be a thing of the past.
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((BRADLEY CAMPBELL/EPA REGIONAL MANAGER: THIS AGREEMENT WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANCE FOR BIG ISLAND, IT WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANCE FOR THIS PLANT, IT WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE E-P-A IN SHOWING ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHERE A COMPANY CAN DO WELL FOR ITS BOTTOM LINE BY DOING GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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[OUT Q=for the environment.]
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Half of the project's 65- million dollar price tag is being paid by the federal government.
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You can say some Henry County students went hog-wild over reading.
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And still ahead on News 7, their principal pays up.
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[Odyssey]


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Six Crystal Spring Elementary School students took first place in an international problem solving competition called Odyssey of the Mind.
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This year's theme was shrinking.... the students created a skit and a weight-bearing wood structure that reflected that theme.
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((WE THOUGHT A CANCER COULD SHRINK AND THERE ARE TWO PARTS; ONE PART A PROFESSOR THINKS THAT HE SHRUNK IT WITH ALL OF HIS MEDICINE, AND THEN THESE THREE CELLS SHRUNK IT BY USING THEIR CREATIVE MINDS TO SHRINK IT.))
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The students say the shrinking cancer is diagnosed when a child turns into an adult. Jimmy Gilmore's character thought he shrunk the cancer.
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((I'M THE BEST DOCTOR, DON'T YOU THINK CLASS, IF I GRADED OTHER DOCTORS, MOST WOULDN'T EVEN PASS.))
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The students beat out 34 teams from around the world to take first place.
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[Pig-Kissing]


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It was a day students, at Sanville Elementary School in Henry County, have been waiting for.
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((KISS THE PIG, KISS THE PIG))
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Principal Debbie Nemec (NEM-ick) promised she would kiss a pig if the students met their reading goal of 638-thousand minutes. The students actually exceeded the goal and so today Principal Nemec paid up.
She says this is an incentive that works and makes the students excited about reading.
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It's primetime tonight on the Big 7 as Deion stes up the mike and becomes a Redskin. Warrick gets a wad of cash. And the Avalanche gets a high five.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point, he head to the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia the site of tonight's WCW Nitro.
No big deal except that tonight marked the return of the man - Bill Goldberg. Out of action for more than 6 months with a severe arm injury, Goldberg returned tonight and blew up Tank Abbott with his patented jackhammer. Goldberg returns and gets a win. Now your scores.
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The day most Redskins' knew they would never realize, and in many cases prayed they would never see - arrived early yesterday evening. Prime Time, Deion Sanders, the longtime Cowboy arrived at Redskins Stadium decked out in a burgundy and Gold suit to talk about how thrilled he is to finally be a part of the Redskins' family.
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((DEION SANDERS:))
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Deion opened his newsconference by introducing his family members. He jokingly introduced Darrell Green as his father! But in DC they aren't joking about Deion being the final piece in the Super Bowl puzzle.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Deion has toned down the gold jewelry and the swagger since his early days, but he proved last night that he certainly still knows how to dress with the best of them.
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Deion's deal is for $56 million for 7 years. He gets an $8 million dollar signing bonus.

[S-Peter]


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The Cincinnati Bengals also reached deep into their pockets yesterday to sign another of those Florida State Seminole speedsters.
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Peter Warrick, the Bengals top draft pick signed with Cincinnati for $42 million dollars over the next seven seasons.


The Sugar Bowl hero says it was important for him to sign quickly and avoid a long contract squabble. He got a $10 million dollar signing bonus.
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It took the New Jersey Devils a little less than four minutes tonight to turn game four of the Stanley Cup finals into a shocking rout.
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The Dallas Stars took a 1-to-nothing lead into the final period of play, but the Devils would score three golas in a three and half minute time period with Sergei Brylin, John Madden and Brian Rafalski all scoring to
[SUPER=31-New Jersey/3/Dallas/1/Devils Lead 3-1;]

shock the Stars and propel the Devils to a 3-to-1 win. New Jersey now leads the best of seven 3 games to one.
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The Salem Avalanche continues to make a move toward the top in the Southern Division in the Carolina League. With about two weeks to go in the first half - Salem has suddenly moved back into contention after winning their fifth straight.
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Last night with the less than perfect weather - plenty of good seats were still available at Salem Memorial. Several kids who were already out of school were not the least bit concerned about the rain. Neither was Salem's Luis Landeta. He has struggled of late going just 2 for 13 coming into last night's game.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/1/Salem/6;]

But last night in the bottom of the 5th, he would crank out the solo homer as the Avalanche beats Potomac 6-to-1. Don't forget they play this morning in a special 11am game.
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[S-Rocker]


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For many, the Atlanta Braves John Rocker had worn out his welcome before this season even started. His comments and attitude were bad enough, but now his pithcing as gone south along with his tact.
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As a result, Rocker was demoted tonight and sent to the Braves' triple-A affiliate in Richmond. He hopes to spend some time with the R-Braves and regain control of his fastball, him mouth and his temper.
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[S-KNIGHTS]


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Cave Spring's Softball team won the regionals for the first time in school history Friday night.
The upperclassmen and first year head coach say they won this one for Lynn Saunders.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 1999;]


Saunders, a long time coach at Cave Spring died of liver cancer last July.
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The Lady Knights move on to the Triple A quarterfinals and a meeting with Woodside at Lynn Saunders field in Roanoke County.
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[S-VHSL]


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That's is one of just 14 games in either baseball, softball and soccer involving teams from the area tomorrow night. No one has more difficult trek than the James River Knights who must travel from Buchanan to Onley in eastern Accomack Co. That's about an 8 hour ride.