[Pipeline-Protest]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon]


The proposed pipeline would run from Christiansburg to Roanoke.
People who live near the proposed route want Virginia Gas to place it directly alongside another pipeline already in place, one owned by another company, Duke Energy.
Now Virginia Gas and Roanoke Gas must decide which option they think is best.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly & Jennifer/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele is at Roanoke Gas today with residents who are urging the companies to co-locate the pipelines.

[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
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Kim, in a letter to Virginia Gas, Duke Energy offered three placement options for the pipeline: share an easement permanently, share it during construction, or co-locate the two for a 30 mile stretch.
Joining me now is a local resident, Brent Riley.
Brent are these options good for local residents?
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Roanoke Gas says these solutions will only solve problems in the short run, do you agree?
Were you notified of the project plans before they were approved?
I understand there is some legislation in the works to prevent that from happening again.
Thank you Brent Riley.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Kim, we'll have reactions from Roanoke Gas tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly & Jennifer/Microwave]


[Exotic-dancer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fight between two exotic dancers at a Roanoke night club will not result in anyone being convicted of a crime.
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[VO-NAT]
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TOM-ick-uh Childress was charged with malicious wounding, for allegedly beating another girl at the club with one of her high-heeled platform shoes.
Chastity Frye testified they got into an argument after "X-T-C," as she's known on stage, told Chastity not to steal her clothes.
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[IN Q=When I put]

((WHEN I PUT MY HAND UP IN HER FACE IS WHEN SHE STARTED HITTING ME WITH A SHOE. I FELL TO THE GROUND. I STARTED HOLDING MY HANDS OVER MY HEAD LIKE THAT, BECAUSE SHE WAS HITTING ME IN THE HEAD. THEN SHE HIT ME IN THE ARMS, FOREARMS, AND BACK AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Though she had to go to the hospital to have stitches, the judge dismissed the charges against Frye.
Judge Julian Raney said her criminal record undermined her credibility- -noting that the defense witnesses had no prior convictions.
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[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A man who murdered an acquaintance in Franklin County ... then threatened to kill the judge .. cannot escape the death sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./November 1999;]
[TAPE#=99-43 45:04]

Thomas Akers did not even want to appeal his death sentence for robbing and beating 24-year old Wesley Smith to death a year and a half ago. But the state's required to review death sentences. State Supreme Court justices say Akers has a vile and depraved mind and deserves to die.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


Students at Giles County High School were sent home around 9 this morning. School officials say a telephone bomb threat prompted the early dismissals. Police dogs are being called in to check out the school.



[11Dying-Wish]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:28:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

She's a 30 year old mother of four, and dying of cancer.
Now a Troutville woman and her family may have a wish come true, thanks to a new organization based in Richmond called "Live a Dream."
Kate Weidaw has their story.
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[SUPER=07-Nannette Compton;:23]
[SUPER=07-Cassie Compton;:46]
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((On December 17th 30 year old Nannette Compton received the worst news of her life, she had breast cancer. After a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy she received even more bad news.

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((NANNETTE COMPTON: I STARTED GETTING HEADACHES THAT WOULDN'T GO AWAY THAT LASTED FOR A WEEK AND THEY DID A CAT SCAN AND FOUND THE FIVE BRAIN TUMORS.))
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After chemotherapy and medication the doctors said there was nothing else they could do. Nannette and her husband Everette explained to their four children that mom is going to die, and even though they understand there are still questions.

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((CASSIE COMPTON: WHY DOES MY MOMMIE HAVE TO DIE, WHERE DID SHE GET CANCER FROM AND WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO CRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE CANCER?))
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To add a little hope in their lives Nannett's sister contacted Live A Dream Foundation.
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((KATE WEIDAW: THE COMPTON FAMILY IS ONLY THE SECOND FAMILY THE LIVE A DREAM FOUNDATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF GRANTING A FINAL WISH, THEY JUST STARTED THIS ORGANIZATION IN MAY OF THIS YEAR. SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED 1,000 DOLLARS FOR THIS 4 THOUSAND DOLLAR WALT DISNEY TRIP AND THE PROBLEM IS THEY NEED TO SEND HER IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.))
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The Comptons planned to go to Disney World in the spring with the money from their tax return but that may be too late.

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((EVERETTE COMPTON: WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO DISNEY WORLD NOW THE DOCTORS ARE SAYING DO IT NOW INSTEAD OF THEN AND IF IT WASN'T FOR THE FOUNDATION IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN.))
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Nannette's doctors have given her less then a year to live and as she looks back through old pictures of herself and her children she says she's thankful for the time that is left.

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((NANNETTE COMPTON: YOU HAVE TIME TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE IN CAR WRECKS AND GUN SHOTS AND NOBODY IN THEIR FAMILY KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT SO I HAVE TIME TO SAY MY GOOD BYES.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Troutville.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] If you would like to make a donation to the Live A Dream Foundation to help the Compton family go to Disney World you can send it to SunTrust Bank at 510 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, 24011.
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[Clark-Family]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-40 05:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Six brothers who grew up playing at the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax are now performing with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon;]

The Clark Family Experience's first single, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, is number 44 on the country music charts and was produced by star Tim McGraw. Their family owns a farm in Franklin County but now -- a bus is home.
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[IN Q=I'd like]

((ALAN CLARK/26 YEARS OLD: I'D LIKE TO LIVE IN A HOUSE ONE DAY AND HAVE A NORMAL LIFE. THAT'S MY GOAL. AND HAVE FRIENDS. YES, DEFINITELY HOUSE, CAR, FRIENDS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Loyal fans have followed the Clark Family Experience since their days in Galax,
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winning awards playing bluegrass and gospel with their parents.
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[SOT 1:40]
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((BETTY JACKSON/FAN: THERE'S NOTHING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT EM. THEY'RE ALL SO GOOD LOOKING. I'D LOVE TO BABYSIT THEM MYSELF.))
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[VO-NAT]

Tonight on News7 at Five, hear how these guys feel about finishing high school by mail.
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[SWAT-Team]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An 11- year- old California boy was accidentally killed during a police drug raid at his home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]


SWAT team members crashed through the front door of the family's home to serve a drug warrant on Alberto Sepulveda's father.
But authorities say an officer's gun mis- fired, hitting the boy in the back.
Relatives say the boy was still in bed when the gun went off.
His mother complained that medics kept her away from her son.
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[SOT 4:07:38 ]
[IN Q=I wanted]

((SONIA SEPULVEDA/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I WANTED TO SEE HIM. THEY WOULDN'T LET ME. AND THEY STILL HAVEN'T.))
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[OUT Q=still haven't.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officers took the boy's father into custody.
But his mother says police found NO evidence of drug dealing at the house.
The raid was one of several aimed at arresting those suspected of making and dealing in methamphetamines.
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[Toy-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Several recalls in the news today.
Nearly 300-thousand disposable BIC and mini-BIC lighters are under recall. The government says they do not have required child safety guards.
And Kawasaki is recalled 47-thousand of its four-wheel drive "Prarie" A-T-V's .. to replace a faulty belt drive that create sudden stops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


And Playskool is recalling the "Klackeroo", in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The "Klackeroo" is a brightly colored toy with rods and small geometric shapes that move through the center of a ball.
Officials are worried that children could choke on the toy's small parts.
So far, Playschool says no injuries have been reported.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=ESS FULL]


If you have questions about the recall, you can contact Playskool at 888-671-9764. [NEXT PAGE]
For a direct link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web Site, one that has information on all present recalls, just log onto wdbj7-dot-com and click "Web Site of the Day."
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[Gary-Hamel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Harvard Professor and author has a message for people who he thinks are "kissing corporate butt." A new book called "Leading the Revolution" challenges traditional notions of business strategy.
News 7's Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has an interview with "e" trend setter Gary Hamel.
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1;:00]
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[SUPER=01-Gary Hamel/Author, Leading the Revolution;1:22]
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[OUT Q=join the revolution.]