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Coming up on News 7
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A move in Richmond that could affect the tax you pay on your car.
Speaking of driving the speed limit is changing on part of I-81. We'll tell you where.
And Michael Vick announces he's going pro.
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Plus a name is picked for a south county high school.
News 7 is next.

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Will the car tax in Virginia ever go away? Today a blow to the Governor's plan to get rid of the tax.
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The General Assembly is just two days old and but the governor's already been dealt a blow by his own party.
The Republican chairman was careful to say it's NOT a thumb in the eye to the Governor.
But today, his committee killed a major funding mechanism for Gilmore's budget... meaning the car tax cut might be frozen for a year.
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Southside Senator Charles Hawkins carried the bill for the Governor that would take tobacco settlement money up front in a one-time payment.
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But the lump sum would shrink the overall tobacco payout.
The committee voted 15 to 1 to kill the bill-- which could freeze the Governor's car tax cut for a year.
And the Senators were shocked to hear revenue growth is at just one and half percent.
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The Governor's tobacco borrowing scheme is still alive in the House... but would face the same Senate committee.

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You'll have to drive a little slower on interstate 81 beginning next Friday.
V-DOT has decided to lower the speed limit from 65 to 60 miles per hour.
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The affected area is a 14 mile stretch between Salem and Cloverdale in Botetourt County.
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Kate Weidaw is near the interstate tonight with the details about the change.
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Congestion on 81 is the main reason VDOT is lowering the speed limit through the Roanoke Valley.
Officials say the number of cars that travel on the interstate has tripled over the last 20 years and something needed to change to make the road safer.
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((Traffic on interstate 81 can get backed up quickly between Salem and Botetourt County.
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((LAURA BULLOCK: IN THE ROANOKE AREA WE HAVE INTERCHANGES THAT ARE REAL CLOSE TO EACH OTHER THERE IS A LOT OF MERGING AND WEAVING GOING ON.))
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So in order to make the interstate safer VDOT has decided to lower the speed limit from 65 to 60 miles per hour.

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((LAURA BULLOCK: WITH THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC COMING THROUGH THE TRUCKS THE COMMUTERS THE THROUGH TRAFFIC IT JUST SEEMS TO BE THE BEST THING TO DO IS LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT A BIT AND HAVE A BIT MORE CONTROL WITH THEIR VEHICLES WHEN THEY ARE DRIVING THROUGH.))
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But not everyone is excited about the change. Lisa Arthur drives the interstate everyday to get to and from work.

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((LISA ARTHUR: I THINK IT WILL BE JUST AS BAD BECAUSE EVERYBODY TRAVELS AT A DIFFERENT RATE OF SPEED ON THE INTERSTATE ANYWAY.))
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Others are asking what will a reduction of five miles per hour do?

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((DAVID SPATH: I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO THEIR OWN SPEED AND IT WON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.))
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But as of January 19-th the 65 mile per hour signs along the 14 mile stretch will be history.))
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New signs will go up within the next few days and will be unveiled next Friday.
VDOT will reevaluate the speed limit reduction in a year to see if fewer accidents occur and if congestion is reduced.
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V-Dot also hopes to untangle Exit 150 in Daleville.
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V-Dot discussed a re-routing US 11 and 220 today at the Courthouse in Fincastle.
No specific plans have been made yet, but many voiced concerns that the re-route would harm local businesses.
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((GERALD BURGESS/BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR; WE WANTED TO MAKE A POINT TO THEM TODAY THAT WE STILL HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE ELIMINATION OF BUSINESSES AND THE RESULTING IMPACT ON BOTETOURT COUNTY'S TAX BASE))
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V-dot does not have a definite route for US 11 yet. They will consult land and business owners before they go further with the idea.
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((PETE SENSABAUGH/VDOT; WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO TRY TO NOT ADVERSALLY IMPACT ANY OF THE EXISTING DEVELOPED PROPERTY OR ANY OF THE PROPERTY THAT IS NOT DEVELOPED))
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V-Dot will have a plan for US 11 in thirty to forty-five days. If the plan is approved, construction will begin around 2006.

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Interstate 77 will also see some changes that will hopefully make it safer.
Highway crews in Virginia and North Carolina are installing four message boards on the road near the state line.
They'll be linked to a weather station on Fancy Gap Mountain where weather often quickly turns treacherous.
The signs will be up next year.

[School-Info]


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One school announcement to let you know about
Pleasant View Elementary in Amherst County will be closed tomorrow because of problems with its well pump.

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It was a busy night for members of the Roanoke County School Board.
Board members chose Hidden Valley High as the name for the new South County high school.
Mike Stovall was chosen as the new chairman.
The board also raised substitute pay to 75 dollars a day and came up with a new early retirement proposal that would provide a 20 percent supplement for seven years.
The board will vote on that at its next meeting in two weeks.

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Henry County's plan to consolidate high schools is on hold, at least for now.
The school board met today and decided to study the issue more.
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This week, hundreds turned out for two public hearings on the plan.
It involves consolidating four of the high schools into two.
But there's a lot of opposition to the plan, including a fear that some kids will be on the school bus for more than an hour.
So Board members plan to actually ride the bus routes to see first-hand if that's true.
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The School board hopes to finish further study on the plan by the end of the school year.

[Texas-Manhunt]


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Just how did Seven inmates break out of a Texas prison?
Today Texas Prison officials released a report detailing just how it happened-
As Terisa Estacio reports
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((For the first time since the breakout Texas prison officials mapped out how these 7 escapees slipped through the system. Officials discussed the various weapons used tricks to lure unsuspecting guards away from their posts and most importantly how the 7 exposed a break down of prison procedures. Mac Stringfellow/Chair Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice: We accept responsibility. We failed to do so that day. The hefty report also highlighted how the inmates dressed up in civilian clothes and gained access to a tower containing high powered guns. And, in another breach of security, a guard gave the inmates the access they needed to this gate to drive to freedom. A guard injured in the break out accused the department of wrongfully blaming those attacked. Alejandro Marroquin, Corrections Officer: Police believe the 7 committed a robbery at this sporting goods store in Irving, Texas, on Christmas eve, killing officer Aubrey Hawkins. His mother says the Prison system bears the blame for her son s death. Jayne Hawkins, Victim's Mother:
Their report is embarrassing.))

[Ashcroft]


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George W. Bush's choice for Attorney General has taken heat in the past few days- by several liberal groups.
Today more than a dozen women's group fight back- supporting Ashcroft.
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One group called the Coalition of People of Color for a Clear Voice says Ashcroft's record proves he is not a racist.
Rita Thompson says the former Missouri Senator voted for more than two dozen black judicial nominees and actively opposed only one- yet the one he opposed is planing on testifying against the Ashcroft nomination.
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((KAREN MILLER/AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL; SENATOR ASHCROFT HAS DONE MORE TO CHAMPION EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AND RACIAL HARMONY THAT JESSE JACKSON, KWESI MFUME AND LOUIS FARAKKHAN. THE RECORD SHOWS IT AND THEY KNOW IT.)) [BUTT TO 15:02:03] ((JANET PARSHALL/FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL; THAT'S A BRAND NEW.... ERA WE LOOK FORWARD TO ...FOR A WHOLE LOT OF LIBERALS IT'S THE SCARIEST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. AMEN OT THAT.))
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Bush's choice to be labor secretary is Elaine (Chow) Chao- a woman he says believes in the American dream because she's lived it.
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[Vick]


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It's the news Virginia Tech fans expected, but didn't really want to hear.
This afternoon Michael Vick confirmed he'll enter the N-F-L draft in April.
Vick said he began to consider entering the draft after the Gator Bowl.
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Frank Beamer was tearful at times during today's news conference.
We'll hear more from him and Michael Vick later in Sports.
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The government gives the green-light to create the nation's largest media company.
More on the multi-billion dollar merger between A-O-L and Time Warner.
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And you might not be able to tell the difference, but one of these genetically-engineered monkeys could change the way human disease is fought.
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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College looking for a win at the Bast Center, Tech quarterback Michael Vick says he will enter the N-F-L draft and Mike Stevens spent the afternoon in Mooresville, North Carolina at the Shop of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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You've heard of cloned sheep and even cloned piglets- but now the first pictures of a cloned monkey.
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Andi plays with his friends and looks like any other money, but this three month old is the first to be genetically engineered.
Doctors say while cloned sheep are used to produce human proteins for use in the drug industry- cloned monkeys.... because they are so much more like humans- would be used to fight a different battle- disease.
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((CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, CANCER AND MENTAL ILLNESS.. ALL OF THOSE DISEASES COULD BE CURED WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.)) [BUTT TO 15:06T:27] ((IN OUR SMALL WAY BY HELPING MOVE FROM THE LAB TO THE PATIENTS BEDSIDE.))
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Many treatments have been effective cures using mice as models- but there is no question humans are different than mice- but much closer to monkeys.
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The green light tonight for a huge multi media merger.
The Federal Communications Commision votes to approve the merger of America Online and time Warner.
It's the final step in the 106 billion dollar deal to create the nation's largest media company.
The F-C-C attached conditions that require the company to open A-O-L's instant messaging service to other providers.
The new company will be called AOL- Time Warner.
It'll combine the largest U-S internet provider and a media giant that owns CNN, H-B-O, Sports Illustrated and Warner Brothers.

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Payday arrived for 40 Air Cable workers today. Some of them had not seen paychecks for at least a month.
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Paychecks for this pay period did come today -- but the company still owes many of its workers AND its landlord thousands of dollars in back pay.
The local digital cable company services about a thousand customers in the Roanoke Valley.
Air Cable says all of its debts will be taken care of by Friday or Monday.
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A whole new look is in store for Danville's downtown shopping area.
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The city's Main Street area has been declining for decades.
Business owners formed a Downtown association more than a year ago to help revitalize downtown.
The Association just hired an executive director who will work full-time to fix some of downtown's problems.
Merchants and shoppers believe this move is a step in the right direction.
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((SYLVIA KEY/BUSINESS OWNER: I THINK IF WE HAVE SOMEBODY THAT'S WORKING ON THIS EIGHT HOURS A DAY THEY SHOULD BRING SOMETHING HERE TO DANVILLE THAT WE WILL LIKE.)) ((SHARON ELDRIDGE-BOHANNON/SHOPPER: ITS DISCOURAGING WHEN YOU DON'T SEE MANY PEOPLE FREQUENTING DOWNTOWN. AND DOWNTOWN HAS A LOT TO OFFER, PEOPLE JUST DON'T REALIZE IT.))
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The new executive director starts Monday.
She will start out dealing with three major problems.... attracting new businesses, cleaning up the area, and the getting more parking for the area.
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Still ahead on News 7, more on Michael Vick's decision to go pro.
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And just when it looked like things couldn't get worse for tennis star Boris Becker-- he ends up in more legal trouble.
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[Becker]


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Tennis star Boris Becker is facing more legal troubles.
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A waitress in London claims the former Wimbledon champion is the father of her nine-month-old daughter.
The woman says the two had an encounter at an exclusive Japanese restaurant in London. After their liaison, she became pregnant but Becker never returned her phone calls.
She's now suing him for 4 and a half million dollars.
Becker is also in the middle of divorce proceedings.
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[Tech-Embezzlement]


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A former Virginia Tech professor admitted today he embezzled 34-thousand dollars from the university using his state-issued credit card.
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58-year-old George (Ly-bee) Libey was a professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Prosecutors say he charged personal expenses on his Tech credit card and submitted false invoices to the university.
The purchases ranged from a ladies' ring to upgrades for his van.
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Under a plea agreement, Libey received 10 years' probation.
He'll have to repay the money.

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Lewis Gale-Clinic says two of its former physicians violated the "no-compete clause" in their contracts and now it's taking them to court.
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The clinic asked a judge to keep Doctors Gregory Reibel (Ree-bul) and Preston Waldrop from practicing in the area until a final ruling in the case.
But the judge denied that request.
The Clinic says the doctors violated the employment agreement after opening a new medical practice in direct competition with the clinic.
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((JON NESS/CEO LEWIS GALE CLINIC:WE'VE INVESTED SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES IN HELPING THEM DEVELOP A PRACTICE AND IT HAS HAD AND CONTINUE TO HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE CLINIC AND IS UNFAIR TO REST OF THE PHYSICIANS WHO ARE HONORING THEIR COMMITMENTS AND THEIR CONTRACTS ))
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The judge also refused the doctors request to dismiss the case.
But the doctors' attorney says his clients are pleased with the ruling because they can continue to see their patients.
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((MIKE URBANSKI/DOCTORS' ATTORNEY:THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE DOCTORS ARE TAKING CARE OF SURGICAL PATIENTS AND I THINK FOR THE GOOD OF COMMUNITY AND THE GOOD OF THE PATIENTS THAT THIS MATTER BE RESOLVED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ))

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The clinic has 15 days to appeal the decision to the Virginia Supreme Court.
The clinic's board will make that determination.
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[S-Extra]


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Michael Vick will enter the N-F-L draft and Mike Stevens spent the afternoon in Mooresville, North Carolina at Dale Earnhardt Incorprated.
But first out Extra Point.
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A new company is taking over World Championship Wrestling. Today Turner Broadcasting said that Classic Sports, now ESPN Classic will run the Company. W-C-W lost an estimated 80 million last year and those losses have become to much for parent company Time Warner.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College suffered a loss in the ODAC losing to Guilford 76 to 70.
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Susan Dunagan is 3 games from her 400-th career win.
The Maroons Holly Weber passes down to Sarah Grimes she takes a step and hits the jumper but Guilford led y 8.
Guilford would answer Amy Evans passes to Dara Burke and she pulls up and hits the three pointer.
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Roanoke tried to mount a comeback Christina McMillen drives down the lane cuts it back to the middle and scores but Guilford wins it 76 to 70.
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Bridgewater, Eastern Mennonite and Washington and Lee also won in the conference.

[S-Vick]


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It all started at the Boys and Girls club in Newport News. And Michael Vick was at home when announced that he will enter the N-F-L draft April 21-st.
Steve Mason has more.
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A couple of notes from the National Football League.
The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Chris Palmer. Palmer had a 5 and 27 record in two seasons with the Browns, who returned to the league in 1999.
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Dick Vermeil and the Kansas City Chiefs are working out the details of a 3-year 10 million dollar contract that would make him one of the N-F-L's highest paid coaches.
The Rams let Vermeil out of his consultant's cotnract but it will cost the Chiefs a second and third round draft pick and Vermeil the 500-thousand he got from the rams this season.
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[S-Dale]


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Our NASCAR media report takes us to Mooresville, North Carolina the home of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated.
Mike Stevens fills us in on what has been a busy off season.
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Two Roanoke Valley District football players are on the Group Three A all state first team.
Pulaski County's Jeff King as a tight end and Cave Spring's Tom Hagan is the punter.
Mike Stevens visits Dale Earnhart Incorporated on the NASCAR Media Tour. More later on Mornin.