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Coming up on News 7-
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A boy says he was imitating pro wrestlers when he accidentally killed a girl- Does the court believe him. The verdict next.
Plus catching the waves off the Pacific Coast- these are some big ones.
And the UVa connection to the Superbowl.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus your help is needed finding a kangaroo.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Did professional wrestling drive a child to kill?
A 13 year old convicted of murder today claims he was just acting like the wrestlers do.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening...

[Wrestler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


A Florida boy is one of the youngest defendants in history- sentenced to life in prison- after he was found guilty of murdering a six year old family friend.
As Randall Pinkston reports- the defense says it was an accident- because the 13 year old was imitating professional wrestlers like the ones on T-V.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( "Its been an emotional two weeks for everybody" Inside a tense Ft. Lauderdale courtroom; a verdict in the case of a teenager accused of murdering a 6-year-old family friend. "We the jury find the defendant is guilty of first degree murder as charged in the indictment." It was 1999 and Lionel Tate was 12 years old when police say he murdered little Tiffany Eunick. The defense argued the 170-pound boy was only imitating the moves of professional wrestlers when the girl died. But an autopsy showed Tiffany suffered a fractured skull, lacerated liver, broken rib and other injuries, injuries far more serious than usually found during childs play. During the trial, defense attorneys claimed it was all an accident. They showed a videotape of a re-enactment showing the boy demonstrating what he did on a court-appointed psychologist. Tate claimed to have accidentally thrown Tiffany into a stair handrail and a wall while trying to toss her onto a sofa. But the jury didn't agree with the arguments, and found one of Florida's youngest defendants ever guilty of first-degree murder. With his family stunned at the verdict, Tate was led away in tears. And unless there is intervention by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, he faces life in prison without parole. Randall Pinkston, CBS News, New York.))

[Video-Games]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Does playing violent video games- lead to violent behavior?
New studies are beginning to show that graphic video games do have impact in children.
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[VO-NAT]


Take a look at some of the video games on the market now-
Some are so violent they're disturbing to even many adults.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:11:17]

((SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/(D) CONNECTICUT; WHAT GOT US INTO THIS GAME IS THE GAME MORTAL COMBAT.. MORTAL COMBAT LOOKS PRIMITIVE WITH UNREAL GRAPHICS COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE JUST SEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Lieberman/(D) Connecticut;]
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[OUT Q=WHAT WE HAVE JUST SEEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The newest report from the national Institute on Media and the Family shows it's easy for children to get their hands on adult video games.
In Washington lawmakers say they're working on legislation that would allow the Federal Government to target the industry.
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[SOT 15:11:50]
[IN Q=]

((INCLUDING PRODUCERS, MARKETERS AND RETAILERS AND THEATER OWNERS WHO ARE MARKETING ADULT RATED PRODUCTS TO CHILDREN.))

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[OUT Q=TO CHILDREN.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lieberman says money can be made on video games without violence.
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The controversial early retirement plan for Roanoke County teachers was approved tonight.
The school board passed the plan by a 3 to 1 vote with one member absent.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean and Kate/Newsroom;]


Kate Weidaw was at the meeting tonight and joins us from the newsroom with more.
[LIVE=Kate FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


After months of discussion and several drafts of the early retirement plan the board approved the final draft with little opposition.
Board Chairman Mike Stovall says the plan is not what everyone wanted but it's a good compromise.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Boitnott/Education Association;:17]
[SUPER=01-Susanne Wiseman/Retired Teacher;:41]
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[OUT Q=into the school system.]

((Under the new early retirement plan current teachers will receive a 20 percent supplement and health benefits for five years. However the health benefits are capped at 25-hundred dollars. Retired teachers will receive the same benefits for seven years instead of five.

[SOT 3:22:44]
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((KITTY BOITNOTT/EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE'VE NOT SEEN ANYTHING IN WRITING BUT IT'S OUR FEELING THAT GIVEN THE RESOURCES THEY HAVE AND ALL THE THINGS THEY STARTED OUT TALKING ABOUT DOING THEY'VE COME UP WITH A FAIRLY DECENT COMPROMISE.))


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But some retired teachers who planned on receiving a 30 percent supplement under the old plan say the new plan may make money tight.

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((SUSANNE WISEMAN/RETIRED TEACHER: IT DOES PUT US IN A POSITION OF HAVING TO FIGURE OUT IF WE CAN AFFORD TO STAY RETIRED OR COME BACK IN UNDER THE OPTION OF COMING BACK INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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The early retirement plan could be revamped again since the school board agreed to reevaluate the plan every year.
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[School-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC01:34]
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So many students and teachers got sick at one local school -- that classes were canceled today.
But school officials say they're not sure yet whether the flu is to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


The Carlisle School in Martinsville canceled classes today and tomorrow.
School officials say they believe it was best to close until Monday because 30-percent of the students are out sick and so are 20-percent of the teachers.
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((COLIN FERGUSON/CARLISLE SCHOOL HEADMASTER; WHETHER IT'S THE FLU WE REALLY DON'T KNOW. BUT IT'S SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO GIVE OUR STUDENTS A CHANCE TO RECOVER AND PREVENT SPREADING MORE OF THIS AMONG OUR STUDENTS))
[SUPER=01-Colin Ferguson/Carlisle School Headmaster]
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[OUT Q=among our students]
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Health officials say the flu has been widespread in the region for the past two weeks.
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[SOT11:39]
[IN Q=Even though it's January]

((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT; EVEN THOUGH IT'S JANUARY THERE ARE STILL BENEFITS TO BE HAD IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A FLU VACCINE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/West Piedmont Health District]
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[OUT Q=flu vaccine]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say the flu season could last until March.
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[Penn-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:51:47]
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Almost two and half years after the murder of Roanoke landlord Jimmie Lee Penn, members of his family are hoping a new hotline will help find his killer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1, 1998;]


Penn was shot and killed on October first, 1998 outside a rental home he owned on Patterson Avenue.
Despite a 10- thousand dollar reward, and a continuing police investigation, no arrests have been made.
Penn's relatives believe someone in the community has information on the crime, but may be afraid to come forward.
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[IN Q=And I think by establishing]

((RENEA TAYLOR: AND I THINK BY ESTABLISHING THIS NEW NUMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE MORE WILLING TO COME FORWARD BECAUSE IT'S NOT DIRECTLY INTO THE POLICE STATION. AND THEY CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS. THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY WHO THEY ARE, OR WORRY ABOUT US KNOWING WHO THEY ARE OR THE ACTUAL MURDERERS FINDING OUT WHO THEY ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Renea Taylor/Jimmie L. Penn's Daughter;]
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[OUT Q=finding out who they are.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone with information on the murder of Jimmie Lee Penn is encouraged to call 540- 265- 8300.
The toll-free number is 888- 265- 8300.
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[Montvale-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A controversial industrial park will NOT go up in Montvale, after residents mounted a strong opposition to the project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Monday]


650 people had signed petitions against the plan, and hundreds more turned out for public .
The planning commission voted Monday against the rezoning request.. and yesterday, the Bedford County Industrial Development Authority withdrew the plans altogether.
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[SOT 10:04:10]
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((SUE GILBERT/BEDFORD CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE DID NOT HEAR ANYTHING AT THE PUBLIC HEARING AND VERY LITTLE PRIVATELY IN SUPPORT OF IT. AND THE WAY DEMOCRACY WORKS IS, WHEN THE PEOPLE SPEAK, THE GOVERNMENT LISTENS AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Gilbert/Bedford Co. Economic Devel.]
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[OUT Q=attempted to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilbert says she hopes this will encourage residents to stay involved in their county government.
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[Cochlear-Implants]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:08:40]
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A South Boston teen is watching the news tonight and can actually hear what I am saying.
That's because she now has (Coke-lee-ar) cochlear implants.
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[VO-NAT]


14 year old Tabitha Martin has been profoundly deaf since birth.
Last month, she underwent surgery to get cochlear implants.
This week, doctors turned on the implants and for the first time Tabitha can hear sounds and voices.
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[IN Q=They are not going]

((DR. BRIAN McKINNON/UVA AUDIOLOGY DEPT.: THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HEAR IT THE WAY YOU AND I HEAR THE VOICE. BUT THEY WILL BE MADE AWARE OF THE DIFFERENT SOUNDS IN WHATS COMING IN TO THE IMPLANT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brian McKinnon/UVA Audiology Dept.]
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[OUT Q=coming to the implant]
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[VO-NAT]


A deaf person is able to hear those sounds through stimulation of the nerves in the cochlear.
Doctors stress cochlear implants will not cure deafness and don't work for everyone.
This device is usually used only in people who have severe hearing loss.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The President and Allen Greenspan agree-- it's time for a tax cut.
That's next on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


And some 40-thousand Virginians make the calls few want to answer.
Still ahead on News 7, find how the General Assembly might give you the ability to fight back.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with ODAC hoop highlights from the Dunagan Dome in Salem. The Express loses a player to another bad break. Aaron Brooks and Michael Vick may soon have the same super agents. And three of Brooks UVa brethren are gunning for a Super Bowl championship this weekend. Barber, Sharper and Poindexter are the subjects of Steve Mason Hometown Super Bowl Heroes series tonight on the Big 7.

))[Greenspan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The nations chief economist says a tax cut may be a good thing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Alan Greenspan says budget surpluses are growing so fast.. that we can both eliminate the federal deficit and trim taxes.
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[SOT ]

((IT'S FAR BETTER IN MY JUDGMENT THAT THE SURPLUSES BE LOWERED BY TAX REDUCTIONS THAN BY SPENDING INCREASES.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=BY SPENDING INCREASES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some took that as an endorsement for President Bush's trillion dollar tax cut proposal- but Greenspan says tax relief may be little help for the economy's current troubles-
and many economists agree tax cut will kick in too late to reverse the slowdown President Clinton left behind.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:17:12]
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Governor Jim Gilmore says call your state lawmaker and demand NO car tax next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


When he's in Washington in his new job heading up the Republican party, Democrats have a name for him. They call him "Governor Gone More."
And when he's in Richmond, Democrats call him Governor "Spill More."
At a mock funeral for fiscal responsibility, they said his mis-management has wasted more than 368 million dollars -- and his budget does too much borrowing from the past and the future.
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[SOT 11:18:10]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THE GOVERNOR HAS WASTED ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE CAR TAX.))
[SOT 11:12:07]

((DEL. AL POLLARD/D-LANCASTER CO.: PRESS REPORTS AND TALKING TO FOLKS IN THE LOCAL COURTHOUSES INDICATE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS HELD BACK TAX REFUNDS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BOOKS BALANCE. IT'S WRONG, AND IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN IN VIRGINIA.))
[SOT 12:25:34]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IF THEY HAVE A BETTER AND MORE SOUND AND RESPONSIBLE APPROACH, I'M CERTAINLY OPEN TO LOOKING AT IT. BUT THE PEOPLE OUGHT TO GET THEIR TAX CUT, THEY OUGHT TO GET IT ON TIME.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Al Pollard/(D) Lancaster Co.; :06]
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[OUT Q=get it on time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fellow Republicans in the Senate continued their almost daily criticism of the Governor's budget, too.
Today's topic was cuts to public safety.
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[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
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Abortion opponents are hailing a strategic victory tonight in Richmond.
It's a bill that would make women wait 24 hours after seeing a doctor- that would give them to reflect before an abortion can be performed- That bill now goes to a friendier committee.
The Senate Rules Committee pulled the bill out of the Education and Health committee it narrowly failed in last year... and moved it to the Courts of Justice Committee.

[Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[WRITER=equ]
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You may NOT want their calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


But telemarketers provide more than 40-thousand jobs in Virginia.
Attorney General Mark Earley has authored a bill to limit the times they call and allow you to sue them.
A fellow Republican calls it a job destroyer.
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[SOT SENATE 01:25:43]
[IN Q=What we]

((SEN. RUSS POTTS/R-WINCHESTER: WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS ONE OF THE WORST PIECES OF LEGISLATION EVER INTRODUCED ON THIS FLOOR.))
[SOT SENATE 01:22:54]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE/D-FALLS CHURCH: WE CAN'T BLOCK CALLS BY PUTTING OUR NAME ON A MASTER LIST... ALL WE CAN DO IS SUE. AND WE CAN SUE EACH AND EVERY TELEMARKETER. AND SO MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL THIS THE FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR LAWYERS ACT.))

[SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Falls Church; :09]
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[OUT Q=lawyers act.]
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Despite the criticism, the Senate passed the bill on a 31 to 9 vote.
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[SOT 14;35:45]
[IN Q=Legitimate telemarketers]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: LEGITIMATE TELEMARKETERS PRETTY MUCH OBEY THESE THINGS AS GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES NOW. BUT THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW CONSUMERS TO FIGHT BACK WHEN THEY'RE ABUSED))
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[OUT Q=they're abused.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.
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[Bane-suit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC41:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A 53-point-8 million dollar suit has been brought against W-D-B-J Television by a Roanoke contractor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June]


A report NEWS 7 broadcast last Summer focused on one of the houses Phillip Bane built on Autumn Lane.
The story cited cracks in the foundation, plumbing problems and unsecured siding on the house.
Bane says he was portrayed "as an absolute repugnant human being."
He says the stories were "aimed only at satisfying an insatiable appetite for avarice via the (pa-cune-iary) pecuniary yield of sensational journalism."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


"The suit is groundless," according to News 7's News Director. "The stories are accurate," Jim Kent says, "and we stand by them."
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It may sound crazy-- but they're on the lookout for a Kangaroo in Floyd County.
Find out why next on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And one wrong move and it's disaster for these surfers, as they ride 50-foot waves off the California Coast.
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[Kangaroo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC50:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You wouldn't normally look for kangaroos in Floyd County.
But there's a kangaroo search there this week.
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[VO-NAT]


Captain, a four-month-old kangaroo, slipped out the door of a house near Check last Friday.
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Buddy Staples brought him from Texas to his year-round petting farm for exotic and domestic animals.
The kangaroo quickly became part of the family.
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[SOT 6:54:18 - :37]
[IN Q=He's extremely ]

((BUDDY STAPLES: HE'S EXTREMELY PEOPLE-ORIENTED. IF I'M LAYING ON THE SOFA, HE'S LAYING RIGHT BESIDE ME. HE'LL PLAY WITH THE OTHER ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE. HE ENJOYS BEING AROUND PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=07-Buddy Staples;]
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[OUT Q=being around people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Staples hopes Captain found shelter in a nearby barn.
He says kangaroos can't survive cold temperatures.
If you spot the kangaroo, call the Staples Farm or the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
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[School-Phones]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC40:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local cell phone company is making good on its promise to keep teenagers safe both in the classroom and on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Suncom today donated twenty digital wireless phones for use in high schools in Lynchburg and Bedford County.
The phones are pre- programmed to dial 911, local fire and police numbers and the high school's main number.
They can be used by school personnel both on campus or on field trips.
They also come equipped with headsets so they can be used in driver's education to demonstrate the safe way of how to drive and talk on the phone.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Professional surfers are always looking to catch the perfect waves..
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Off Dana Pt., CA]


Four California surfers found these monsterous 50-foot waves off the Orange County coast.
A few fishermen were the first to spot the giant swells.
The surfers say riding these waves is like riding on a huge mountain snowboard with an avalanche behind you...one wrong move can be fatal.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke women get another ODAC win, the Express ownership picture is starting to clear up a bit. And tonight's Hometown Super Bowl Heroes segment focuses in on the 3 former UVa players gunning for the gold in Tampa.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]

Last night we told you that Michael Vick had fired his agent Andrew Joel and also served ties with Jim Kelly's marketing firm. Vick can't announce his new agent until Sunday at the earliest but don't be surprised is he ends up being represented by the same company that handles his cousin Aaron Brooks. Earlier reports indicated Brooks was with Leigh Steinberg, but Aaron actually is with Octagon Sports - a company with offices in 19 countries with over 1000 employees.
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[go to break]

[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 5749TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

We begin this segement at the Bast Center in Salem where Roanoke College hooked up with Emory & Henry.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT GO!!]

((GO TEAM!))
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=NAT GO TEAM!]
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[VO-NAT]

The Maroons knew they would get a struggle last night from the Wasps as Kelly Smith drives in the lane, stops and hits the turnaround jumper. But former Glenvar star Katrina Williams would stay patient, make the pass, then get it back and fire in the three pointer from the top of the key. Back comes Emory & Henry with number 23 Christy Barrett finding former Byrd great Dawn Chewning, and she will knock in a three ball of her own.
[SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/43/Roanoke/71;]

Floyd product Jill Quesenberry then takes her turn for the Maroons as she drives and scores and Roanoke gets the 71-to-43 win and moves to 11-& 4 on the season.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-80 11941tc]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Former Express owner John Gagnon is definitely in the mix to buy the team from its current owners. Sources told News 7 Sports yesterday that the sale of the Roanoke Express is moving along and that Gagnon will buy 30 percent of the team. No word at this time on what role former GM Pierre Paiement will play in this, however, Paiement is close to opening a new restaurant in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Plus, center John Sadowski, the player in the teal jersey, broke his right foot during Roanoke's 5-2 win over Augusta Tuesday. The 25 year old will be placed on the 14 day injured reserve list. He has 30 points in 46 games for the Express this season.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 4448TC]
[GRAPHIC=AUSTRALIAN OPEN]

Andre Agassi earned a spot in the Australian Open final today by beating home boy Patrick Rafter in a five set marathon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia/ESPN; :00]

After losing two of the first three sets, Agassi would rally to take the fourth set 6-2 and then capture the match with a 6-3 win in the final set. Rafter was hampered in the final sets by leg cramps, but it doesn't matter as Agassi advances to the finals.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
[GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR]


The PGA Tour saw a first yesterday, unfortunately the first was so bizarre it wasn't even caught on TV cameras. During the first round of the Phoenix Open today, Andrew Magee hit his tee shot on the par 4, 333 yard hole into the cup. The tee shot landed on the green, rolled and ricocheted in off the putter of Tom Byrum, who was still waiting to putt out. It is believed to be the Tour's first ever par four hole in one.
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Tom Lehman, Brad Elder and Scott Verplank leads after the first 18 holes at 6 under. But Tiger Woods is right on their heels after shooting a 5 under 66 yesterday.
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Our Hometown Super Bowl Heroes series is winding down as the big game draws closer. This morning Steve Mason examines the Cavalier factor in Sunday's game.
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[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/3,389 Rushing Yards at UVa; :19]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1996; :27]
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[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/342 Tackles at UVa; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Sharper/UVa's All Time Leading Tackler; :53]
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((Tiki Barber, Anthony Poindexter and Jamie Sharper's roots go much deeper than making a super bowl appearance together. Each starred at Virginia in the mid 90's. Of the three, Barber has enjoyed the most success to date, thanks to a philosophy the over achieving athlete has carried with him since his days at Virginia. ((TIKI BARBER:))
Poindexter and Sharper remember how dedicated Barber was at UVa and they realize nothing has changed, Tiki's work ethic makes him as dangerous as ever and both Ravens will have to hit their former teammate again. ((ANTHONY POINDEXTER:)) ((JAMIE SHARPER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((TIKI BARBER:)) ((:))
When the game is over and the cameras stop rolling, the UVa bond will again become the focus of their friendship, one that Sharper hopes, will grow stronger in the off season. ((:))
The three former Cavaliers hold 10 UVa records between them. Steve Mason News 7 sports. ))

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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1205] A lot of folks are sticking up stocking up on snacks and starting to make their game plans for the big game on Sunday.
The Super Bowl coverage on WDBJ-7 begins at Noon as CBS and MTV join forces for a Total Request Live from Tampa. Two more hour long specials will follow before CBS Sports' begins its three hour pregame show at three o'clock. The Kickoff for Super Bowl 35 takes place just after six Sunday.
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And finally, later today the 25th annual Big Orange Classic opens at William Byrd high school with some of the top high school wrestling programs in the state taking part. This is the 25th anniversary of the two day wrestling event.