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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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It's lights out in parts of California-
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With lots of customers and not enough power- the latest on rolling blackouts.
Where do all of your opinions on I-73 go? We'll take a look.
Plus a car crashes into a local restaurant.
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[Talent=Jean]


And one former rapper is facing the music in court.
News 7 is up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT @ 9:17:05]
[IN Q=We've gotten...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE'VE GOTTEN MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND COMMENTS AND WE'RE STILL RACKING THEM UP.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=them up.]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT plows through thousands of comments on the proposed I-73...
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...


[I-73-Comment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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The mailman's been visiting V-Dot's Salem office a lot more often in the last few months.
[SS=Interstate 73]

That's becaues V-Dot's been accepting comments on the future of I-73 since last November. But it could be some time before your thoughts are passed along to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Meredyth Censullo shows us why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The white...]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pam Kessler/VDOT Executive Secretary;:47]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :59]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; 1:14]
[SUPER=@Meredyth2;1:26]
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[OUT Q=NEws 7, Salem...Pop!]

((The white stuff is really coming down in Salem..

[NAT SOT @ 8:51:32 - 8:51:35]

((OOPS!!)) [RUNS03]
Thousands of comments on I-73 have been pouring in to VDOT's district office - where they're stacked...
[NAT SOUND BREAK @ 8:51:56 TAPS PAPERS]
and stamped...
[SHOT CONTINUES...NAT SOUND BREAK OF STAMP]
Entered in to a database full of Reids and Richards and Roberts.. Then comes the copying...

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[SOT @ 8:59:11 - 8:59:22]
[IN Q=These are the...]

((THESE ARE THE COPIES OF THE ORIGINIALS GOING FROM A TO.....G!)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=to....G!]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Reporter: So its...]

((REPORTER: SO ITS ALOTTA WORK? PAM: ALOTTA WORK! YES!)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=work! Yes!]


Every comment recieved by VDOT by their deadline WILL fall into the hands of the Commonwealth Transportation Board - no matter what it says, or looks like.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well we have some...]

((WELL WE HAVE SOME UNUSUAL THINGS - YOU KNOW WE'LL GET ODD SHAPED THINGS IN AND WE'LL GET THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN - THEY'LL WRITE ALL OVER THE COMMENT SHEET YOU KNOW THAT SORTA THING.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=that sorta thing.]


VDOT says this is the largest onslaught of public comments they've ever had to shovel through .. But it has also been the longest comment period on any one issue. So patience reins at the district office.

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[SOT @ 9:17:45 - 9:17:59]
[IN Q=Its not a matter...]

((ITS NOT A MATTER OF STRESS ITS A MATTER OF IMPORTANCE...WE ALL UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANT DECISION THE TRANSPORTATION BOARD IS GOING TO MAKE THIS YEAR, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE VERY BEST INFO - ALL THE INFO - ON WHICH TO BASE THEIR DECISION.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=base their decision.]



So though the flood of mail is subsiding, VDOT's working on cleaning up the aftermath...But it'll be months before everything is ready to be shipped off to the Board. Hey, at least these ladies are stayin high and dry.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd just soon...]

((I'D JUST SOON DEAL WITH THIS! ITS ALRIGHT! ITS PART OF MY JOB!)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=my job!]


Meredyth Censullo, News7, Salem. ))

[Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The public relations war over the car tax is in high gear at the State Capitol.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore was so alarmed by media coverage of the state's flat revenue picture that he called reporters together this morning.
Gilmore asked lawmakers to "calm down" and focus on the "people's priority" of phasing out the car tax.
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[SOT 12:33:17]
[IN Q=There have]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE HAVE BEEN SOME WILD ASSERTIONS THAT WE'RE CUTTING EDUCATION. THE CONTRARY IS TRUE. WE'RE NOT ONLY FUNDING EDUCATION, WE'RE ENHANCING EDUCATION. WE'RE NOT CUTTING ACROSS THE BOARD IN DRAMATIC WAYS. THE AGENCIES WE'VE ASKED TO CONSERVE, WE'VE ASKED TO CONSERVE IN A MODEST WAY.))
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((CRANWELL: WELL THEY'VE GONE BACK...THAT'S A CUT.))
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The ten Republicans and six Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have all indicated they would vote to freeze the car tax repeal at its current half phase-out.
That may NOT matter, because Governor Gilmore can veto any budget he does NOT like and still have the car tax funding from last year's budget.

[Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A Bedford teenager died after an accident on route 715 this afternoon.
Brian Adam Yates was driving a Jeep Wrangler when it ran off the right side of road-- he overcorrected, ran off the other side, went through a fence and flipped several times.
Yates was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his vehicle.
State Police say excessive speed contributed to the accident.

[Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An elderly Lynchburg man faces reckless driving charges after he crashed his car into a restaurant this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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83-year old Clayton Beasley was parking at the Golden Corral on Wards Road when his foot slipped and he hit the accelerator.
Beasley's Cadillac crashed through the wall and into the restaurant, injuring nine customers.
Mary Zimmerman was behind Beasley when he pulled into the handicapped parking spot.
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[SOT 12:22:42]
[IN Q=And he just]

((MARY ZIMMERMAN/EYEWITNESS: AND HE JUST TURNED LATE INTO THE SPOT AND I TOOK THE SPOT NEXT TO HIM AND I WAS JUST ABOUT TO STOP MY CAR WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN I LOOKED AND THERE HE WAS AND HE JUST WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE SIDE WALL AND THE GLASS STARTED FALLING AND THINGS JUST STARTED FALLING, AND HE JUST DIDN'T STOP UNTIL HE GOT IN THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Zimmerman/Eyewitness]
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[OUT Q=got in there.]
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[VO-NAT]


None of the injuries appeared life- threatening.
The restaurant will be closed for several days.
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[CA-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[Super=75-Sacramento, CA;]


An even stranger accident in California- A tractor trailer plowed into the State Capitol building.
Witnesses say the truck was speeding down city streets before it smashed into the building- just as a state assembly session was ending.
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[SOT 14:47:22]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE BRIGGS/CA STATE LEGISLATOR; A PARK RANGER BURST INTO THE ASSEMBLY CHAMBERS AND INSTRUCTED US TO GET OUT AS FAST AS WE COULD. WE WER ALL STROLILNG OUT AND AS WE SETPPED OUT OF THE CHAMBERS WE SAW SMOKE COMING DOWN THE HALL.. COMIGN TOWARD US.))
[SUPER=74-Mike Briggs/CA State Legislator;]
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[OUT Q=COMING TOWARD US.]
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[VO-NAT]


The truck driver died in the crash- Police say he may have deliberately crashed his truck into the building. The man had a history of both criminal and mental health problesm.
No one else was hurt.
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[Ca-Power]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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The lights started to go out in California tonight.
But just in the nick of time-- An emergeny order- that will keep the energy flowing.
Manuel Galleugs is in Sacramento with more.
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[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Winter/CA Independent System Operator; :49]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :57]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Sacramento.]

((For days, officials warned it was coming. And shortly before high noon, it finally happened. The lights went out in parts of California.
(MOS SOT)

Everything went out! Its dark inside. With its overtaxed power system pushed to the brink, California ordered utilities to cut the power to hundreds of thousands of people. It was the first in a series of rolling blackouts in the Golden States continuing energy crisis.
(MOS SOT)

I was hoping, lets face it you lose sales when this happens, I was hoping that this wasnt going to happen. From San Francisco to Silicon Valley, neighborhood by neighborhood at a time: traffic lights--computers, even restaurant video games went dark. Dining rooms remained empty because there was no power to cook meals. Energy officials urged everyone to conserve electricity until the crisis passes.
(SOT: Terry Winter, President, California Independent System Operator)

We ask all people, between 4 and 8, to use as little energy as possible.))

[Campbell-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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It's not the lights-- but the phones that are back ON in parts of Campbell County.
Earlier in the day, a cut fiber line left hundreds of Concord area residents without service.
The problem has been fixed and customers can now dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies.

[Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC29:50]
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The brother of Danville's police chief is among the latest charged with taking part in a Southside pyramid scheme.
Jeffrey Morris says he was served with a warrant last Wednesday.
Morris says he was never taken to jail, though.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Its been rumored for months that family members close to Chief Neil Morris were under investigation.
Back in February, the chief told News 7 he would not comment on those reports.
But Chief Morris did deny rumors that he was involved.
At that time, Neil Morris asked the Virginia State Police to investigate complaints of anyone close to him including police officers and family members.
We called the Chief's office this afternoon and we were told that he was out for the day.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The Pittsylvania County Sherriff's Department confirmed the charges against Jeffrey Morris and seven other people-- and says more people could be charged in the future.

[County-Exams]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:33:59]
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Roanoke County schools are cancelling final exams in area high schools-- but they say it's for a good reason.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5;]


Students will be taking the Standards of Learning tests during regular exam time.
One of the biggest complaints has been that the SOLs have been given before the end of the year-- before teachers have covered all the material.
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[SOT 00:01:55.26]
[IN Q=TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND]

((JAMES GALLION/DEPUTY SUPERINTENDANT; TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS BELIEVE THEY ARE REALLY PUSHED AND THEY DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THIS. SO THIS WILL ALLOW THEM THE ADDITIONAL TIME AND THIS IS A COMMENT THAT WE HEAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN. MAY WE HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THE SOL TEST.))
[SUPER=01-James Gallion/Deputy Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=THE SOL TEST]
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[VO-NAT]


Students will take a shorter, 9-week test in place of finals.
The school board will decide if this change is permanent after the school year is over.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on NEws 7-- a new partnership hopes to bring better better medical service to the Bedford area.
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[VO-NAT]


And Puff-Daddy gets his day in court.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[IN Q="Alright...]
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[OUT Q=.....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news of giant win for the Roanoke College Maroons. Camby gets fined for his boorish behavior. A VMI Keydet is leaving the team. Oak Hill is coming to town this Saturday night, and the Dodges are a disaster at Daytona. Details tonight on the Big 7

.))[Puffy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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It's time for Sean Puffy Combs to face the "music."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Jury selection began in the trial of the former rapper- he's accused of illegal gun possession after a shooting in a New York nightclub.
He and girlfriend Jennifer Lopez fled the club after the incident and the gun was found in their car.
Lopez was not charged.
Today Combs slipped through an underground entrance which disappointed fans who came out to support him.
The trial is expected to last six weeks.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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President Elect George W. Bush arrives in Maryland tonight- and in three days he'll be sworn in as President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD]


George W. and Laura arrived at Andrews Air Force Base- along with family, staff, friends, three dogs and two cats.

They arrived in the Air Force Boeing 757- one of the same planes Al Gore used during the campaign.
[Super=03-Midland, TX;]


Earlier today Bush got a big sendoff from his boyhood home of Midland Texas.
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[SOT 15:06:48]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: MY EXPERIENCE HERE SHAPED THE VALUES BY WHICH I WILL MAKE DECISIONS AND MY SERVICE AS YOUR GOVERNOR WILL BE THE MODEL FOR THE WAY I WILL CONDUCT OUR NATION'S BUSINESS.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=our nation's business.. applause.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush's inauguration party will be this Saturday when he becomes the 43rd president of the United States.
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[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Things are looking up for Bush's pick for Attorney General.
John Ashcroft picked up his first Democratic vote when Senator ZEll Miller of GEorgia announced his support. Other Democrats are
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

predicting Ashcroft's confirmation in the evenly divided Senate.
Ashcroft told Democrats today- he will not challenge Roe V. Wade.
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[SOT second bite in pkg]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE: THE SUPREME COURT HAS SIGNALED VERY CLEARLY IT DOESN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THAT ISSUE AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General Nominee;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=that issue again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile it was smooth sailing for Colin Powell as he undergoes confirmation hearings for Secretary of State.
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[Carilion-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:36:32]
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Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital will soon be owned and operated by two health care systems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Carilion and Centra Health plan to join forces in a 50-50 partnership.
The health care organizations hope by working together they'll be able to use their resources more efficiently and provide a wider range of services to patients.
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[SOT9:42]
[IN Q=for one thing it will make it easier]

((GEORGE DAWSON/CENTRA HEALTH CEO AND PRESIDENT: IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR PATIENTS TO CHOOSE A PLAN THAT HAS A REFERRAL NETWORK THAT SUITES THEIR NEEDS AND THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL PREFERENCES AND SECONDLY IT WILL ALLOW THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TOGETHER TO BRING NEW SERVICES TO THE BEDFORD HOSPITAL))
[SUPER=01-George Dawson/Centra Health CEO & President]
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[OUT Q=bedford hospital]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital will be governed by a board of directors made up representatives from Carilion, Centra and the hospital.

One of its first duties will most likely be deciding on a new name.
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[SOT14:58]
[IN Q=The exciting thing is tha we have two health systems]

((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR: THE EXCITING THING IS THAT WE HAVE TWO HEALTH SYSTEMS SUPPORTING OUR DELIVERY OF SERVICES IN TRYING DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS AREA))
[SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Adminstrator]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=this area]
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[VO-NAT]


The deal will be finalized within the next 90 days.
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[Advance-Exide]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Despite a pending contract dispute between Advance Auto and Exide batteries,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

the national auto parts chain- -based here in Roanoke- -is still selling Exide.
The two firms had a 62-million dollar contract to provide batteries to Advance, but Exide says it agreed to "an artificially low price" only after Advance lied, claiming to have a better offer.
In court today Judge James Turk indicated he was not inclined to enforce the contract, because, he said, "all these other retailers will come in and sue" Exide and Advance.
The case is set for trial in March.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7-- Robin has the latest on what could be an icy morning.
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[VO-NAT]


And a decade after it began, local soldiers reflect on their service in the Persian Gulf War-- and say they'd serve again if needed.
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[Gulf-War]


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It's been ten years since hundreds of local soldiers left Virginia to fight in the Gulf War.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Salem's police chief was overseas for about six months and says it's hard to believe today marks the war's tenth anniversary. At the time, Jim Bryant was a first sergeant in the marine corp reserves.
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((JIM BRYANT/GULF WAR VETERAN: I THINK SAFETY WAS FOREMOST IN MY MIND WHEN I WAS THERE BUT BEFORE THAT THE UNCERTAINTY OF NOT KNOWING WHEN YOU'RE COMING BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Bryant/Gulf War Veteran; :00]
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[OUT Q= coming back.]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

(Jerry Shelling) Jere Schelling is also proud to have served in the Gulf War as a marine. Schelling says at first he was uneasy but as time passed he became more comfortable when doing battle with the enemy.


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[SOT 22:16:03]
[IN Q=All the ]

((JERE SCHELLING/GULF WAR VETERAN: ALL THE EMOTIONS GO THROUGH LIKE SPLIT SECOND BUT AT FIRST IT SCARED ME BUT THEN IT TICKED ME OFF BECAUSE WE JUST HAD TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS SO WE COULD COME HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Jere Schelling/Gulf War Veteran; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=come home.]
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[VO-NAT]

Schelling is still in the Marines and says he wouldn't hesitate to go back if necessary.
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[Rail-Service]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC32:10]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Service]


Ralph Smith joined many of the nation's mayors in Washington today, for a high-speed train ride and a summit on passenger rail service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors rode Amtrak's Acela (uh-SELL-uh) to Baltimore and back.
And they heard from Amtrak officials and congressional leaders on the prospects for expanded passenger rail service.
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[SOT 04:02]
[IN Q=The more you're connected]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE MORE YOU'RE CONNECTED, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, IS BEING CONNECTED WITH THE OTHER CITIES. WE'RE A VERY MOBILE SOCIETY AND THE MORE PLACES YOU CAN BE WITH MORE CONVENIENCE, THEN THE MORE LIKELY WE ARE TO SUCCEED.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
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[OUT Q=we are to succeed.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Smith says he remains optimistic about Roanoke's effort to restore passenger rail service, though he predicts it may take a few more years.

[South-Boston]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:20:18]
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Fighting crime just got a little easier in South Boston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


The town's police station has re-located to a new facility on Hamilton Boulevard.
The station is bigger and better equipped.
Officers say that's a big improvement over the older police station.
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[SOT :00:40:53]
[IN Q=The patrol people]

((RICK LOFTIS/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE PATROL PEOPLE THEY SHARED TWO OR THREE DESKS. WE HAD VERY LITTLE PARKING. WE HAD SPACE FOR PROBABLY FOUR VEHICLES. AND HERE WE HAVE AMPLE PARKING, NOT ONLY FOR THE POLICE VEHICLES BUT FOR THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Rick Loftis/S. Boston Police Dept.]
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[OUT Q= for the public]
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[VO-NAT]


It's also now easier to get to the new police station.
Before, you had to take a one way street which confused visitors.
The city bought the building at a reduced rate.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (57:52) & Extra]
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The Roanoke Maroons clip the Eagles tonight at the Bast Center. Camby gets whacked in the wallet. The Dodges get dusted at Daytona. And People magazine has its eye on Tiki. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Lexington; :]

V-M-I sophmore Adam Trombley has withdrawn from school for personal reasons.
Trombley, a 6 foot 9, 230 pound forward from Anchorage, played in all 15 games this season with 2 starts. He averaged over 5 points and 4 rebounds a game.
Trombley graduated from East Anchorage High School and came to V-M-I after a year at Fork Union.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 11313TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


We begin this segment at the Bast Center where Roanoke College played host to ODAC rival, Bridgewater - the regular season front runner and the number 9 team in the nation. If that sounds strange - it's not a knock on Bridgewater, it's just that in the preseason is was Roanoke getting all the props.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Bridgewater vs. Roanoke; :00]

The Maroons rolled into the Bast Center basically knowing that a loss last night would wipe out any chance of winning the regular season crown. Roanoke's Jamar Mansel makes the steal with some help from Robby Pridgen. He free birds down the court for the easy layin and the Noke is off and running. Bridgewater's Shane Burnett would answer that with a dish to Jermaine Reed who flies to the hoops and drop in the deuce for the Eagles. But Roanoke played up to its preseason billing tonight as Mical Townsend passes to a wide open Colby Leftwich, and the PH product knocks in the jumper.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/62/Roanoke/73;]

Mansel would later drop back and knock in a three ball from the top of the key. Roanoke knocks out Bridgewater 73-to-62.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 3844tc]
[GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY]

Saturday night, Salem will be rocking with the Suntrust Classic high school event at the Salem Civic Center. That four game extravaganza is the subject of this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; :33]
[SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Suntrust Classic Organizer; :42]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Cave Spring Junior; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:48]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=...WORE US DOWN."]
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((The action begin Saturday afternoon at three as Lord Botetourt and William Fleming tip off the 8 team festival. Salem will take the floor next against the high flying Mt. Zion a team that put on show last year. The two night games will feature powerful Dudley high school from the Carolina Triad battling PH, right before the clash of unbeatens - 14 and Cave Spring takes on the number one team in the entire nation - Oak Hill Academy from Mouth of Wilson. ((WOODY DEANS/SUNTRUST TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:)) Perhaps no team is more excited and at the same time apprehensive than Cave Spring. The Knights were overwhelmed by Oak Hill in last year's classic, and hanging with the Warriors this time around will again be a very tall task - both figuratively and literally.)) ((J.J. REDICK/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR:)) ((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
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[S-Camby]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 11423tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The NBA has lowered the boom on Marcus Camby after he tried to lower the boom on Danny Ferry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Monday; :00]

Camby and Ferry got physical in Monday's game and Camby took exception to some of the antics. The problem is that he responded terribly by taking a swing at Ferry and instead head butting his coach and opening a gash that required 12 stitches. Camby was fined $25 thousand and suspended for 5 games. Ferry got hit with a one game $75 hundred dollar fine. Ironically, this anything but non-violent behavior happened on Martin Luther King Jr, day.
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[S-Dodge]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 1755tc]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA TESTING]


The Dodges wrapped up their two day test session in Daytona today and one thing is clear, the Intrepids are simply too slow to compete right now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

After two days of navigating the high banked ovals, the Dodge drivers are several miles an hour behind their Ford and GM counterparts. They know what they need, but they just can't seem to find it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Sprint Dodge Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Evernham Motorsports Owner; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...GOTTA WORK ON."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Stacy Compton had the fastest time running just under 181 miles an hour. The poor performance prompted all the teams to schedule a test at Talladega on January 30th.
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 4550tc]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL]


With the Super Bowl hype getting set to explode next week, Tiki Barber is making the most of his first trip to the big dance.
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[VO-NAT]

Tiki has been hired by the NFL to keep an online journal for the Super Bowl on the game's official site. Tiki also is set to make an appearance in a rather popular national magazine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=PEOPLE MAGAZINE...]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Tiki's Mom; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Will Appear in People Magazine; :22]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=...THE SUPER BOWL."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=vick]

In one other football note, Michael Vick has signed on with Kelly Enterprises to handle his public relations. That's Kelly as is former Bills' quarterback Jim Kelly. Vick is being represented by Joel Enterprises out of Richmond.