[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A different view of the natural gas pipeline debate tops NEWS 7 tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And a police officer is attacked by a police dog the day before the dog was due to be shipped out of state.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports head]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, after a season of tragedy NASCAR is working on safety and
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[VO-NAT]

William Fleming's Roland Lovelace will have to watch his team from the sidelines. He's suspended after a student charges him with assault.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


After a long dry spell, a decent shot at showers this week. And we learn who Andres Celsius was tonight in WeatherSchool.

[Gas-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#01-03 TC21:44]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six.]


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is denouncing a study about a proposed natural gas pipeline.
The board hired a local engineering company to find out how much co-location would cost.
But the finished product wasn't exactly what the county expected.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jennifer/Microwave]


Jennifer Miele is at the supervisors meeting tonight with an update.
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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(Rollcue:most likely be built.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@file; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Chris Caveness/Pipeline Opponent; :37]
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent; :55]
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[OUT Q=two piplines in the same easement. Simple.]
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[Live=JEnnifer Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Jennifer/Microwave]



[Dog-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC2:02:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the fourth time in three years, a Lynchburg police dog has been involved in an attack on a person. This time it was a police officer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]


Lynchburg bureau chief Steve Smallshaw has been checking on this latest incident. Steve what happened this morning?
[LIVE=Steve FULL/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, the dog in question was scheduled to be sent back to Pennsylvania today after its handler decided not be a part of the department's K-9 unit.
Another K-9 officer was exercising the dog when the attack occurred.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=It happened]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department; :17]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=the appropriate response?]

(( It happened at Lynchburg's police and fire department training grounds in Campbell County.
Officer Rick Ruggieri.. seen here in this file video with another police dog.. was taking the dog out of its kennel for some exercise when the animal turned on him without warning.
[SOT 10:48:00]

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE DOG HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.. WE'VE COME OUT AND EXERCISED THE DOG PREVIOUSLY AND FED THE DOG AND SOMETHING, SOMETHING CAUSED THE DOG TO REACT.))
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[OUT Q=to react.]


Ruggieri was bitten on the hands and forehead, and required several stitches to close his wounds.
A firearms instructor, who was there conducting a class for police recruits, shot and killed the dog immediately after the attack.
In three years, two citizens and another police officer have been bitten by Lynchburg police dogs.. it's something the department takes seriously.
[SOT 10:49:16]

((MAJOR LEWIS: ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS THAT CAUSES ONE OF OUR PEOPLE TO BE INJURED, OR A CITIZEN TO BE INJURED, IS SOMETHING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO LOOK AT TO DETERMINE WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WHAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, WHAT'S THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE?))
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[OUT Q=the appropriate response?] ))
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[LIVE=Steve FULL/Lyncburg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Police say the irony here is that this attack occurred because they were trying to prevent other problems..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]

.. rather than confuse and possibly aggravate the dog by pairing it with a new handler, they were replacing it altogether. Keith?

[City-Accident]


[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:57:38]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A Roanoke sanitation employee was critically injured on the job today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In an unusual accident, 61-year-old Reed Preston Cotton was pinned between his garbage truck and a telephone pole. Police supsect that while Cotton was picking up trash at a home on Cedarhurst Avenue, his vehicle started to move. When the victim tried to reach the brake, the truck hit a pole. A resident heard the noise and came outside to find Cotton trapped.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I SAW SOMEONE]

((CONNIE ARNOLD/WITNESS; I SAW SOMEONE WAS IN THE TRUCK WEDGED BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE TELEPHONE HE WAS WEDGED INSIDE THE TRUCK THE DOOR WAS WEDGED AGAINST THE TELEPHONE POLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Connie Arnold/Witness]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=THE TELEPHONE POLE]
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[VO-NAT]

Rescue crews put the truck in reverse to remove him. Cotton is in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Miles]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


First she said his death was suicide, then she claimed self-defense against an abusive spouse.
But today a Christiansburg woman pleaded guilty to the first degree murder of her husband.
Melissa Faye Miles will serve 28 years for shooting Terry Miles in the head while he slept last April.

[Martinez]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC56:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He told friends he "wanted to be free".. that's why a Bedford County teenager allegedly killed his father and tried to kill his mother last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./December]


Police were called to the home of 17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-ez) December 6th after his stepmother dialed 9-1-1.
Authorities say Martinez shot and killed his father, Peter, then turned
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GERAPHIC=None]

the gun on his mother, slightly wounding her.
At a preliminary hearing today, two of Martinez's friends testified he had planned the shootings two weeks earlier.
A grand jury will hear the case next month.

[Dog-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC2:02:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the fourth time in three years, a Lynchburg police dog has been involved in an attack on a person. This time it was a police officer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]


Lynchburg bureau chief Steve Smallshaw has been checking on this latest incident. Steve what happened this morning?
[LIVE=Steve FULL/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, the dog in question was scheduled to be sent back to Pennsylvania today after its handler decided not be a part of the department's K-9 unit.
Another K-9 officer was exercising the dog when the attack occurred.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=It happened]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department; :17]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=the appropriate response?]

(( It happened at Lynchburg's police and fire department training grounds in Campbell County.
Officer Rick Ruggieri.. seen here in this file video with another police dog.. was taking the dog out of its kennel for some exercise when the animal turned on him without warning.
[SOT 10:48:00]

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE DOG HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.. WE'VE COME OUT AND EXERCISED THE DOG PREVIOUSLY AND FED THE DOG AND SOMETHING, SOMETHING CAUSED THE DOG TO REACT.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=to react.]


Ruggieri was bitten on the hands and forehead, and required several stitches to close his wounds.
A firearms instructor, who was there conducting a class for police recruits, shot and killed the dog immediately after the attack.
In three years, two citizens and another police officer have been bitten by Lynchburg police dogs.. it's something the department takes seriously.
[SOT 10:49:16]

((MAJOR LEWIS: ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS THAT CAUSES ONE OF OUR PEOPLE TO BE INJURED, OR A CITIZEN TO BE INJURED, IS SOMETHING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO LOOK AT TO DETERMINE WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WHAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, WHAT'S THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE?))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=the appropriate response?] ))
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[LIVE=Steve FULL/Lyncburg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Police say the irony here is that this attack occurred because they were trying to prevent other problems..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]

.. rather than confuse and possibly aggravate the dog by pairing it with a new handler, they were replacing it altogether. Keith?

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC49:55]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Tomorrow, House and Senate leaders in Richmond will name the "budget conferees."
Those are the lawmakers who try to reach a compromise between two budgets -- one that they hope the Governor will then sign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But what happens if what those around Capitol Square call "the train wreck" actually happens this year?
If NO compromise can be reached, it means NO pay raises for teachers, NO new state troopers, and very little money for museums and cultural agencies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm hoping]
[sot 15:37:29 ]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I'M HOPING THAT WE CAN INCREASE THE ... CULTURAL MUSEUMS... NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK SOMETHING OUT WOULD HAVE FAR GREATER IMPACT THAN WORKING SOMETHING OUT THAT PEOPLE MIGHT THINK WELL THAT'S NOT AS GOOD AS WE SHOULD HAVE DONE.))
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=should have done.]
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[VO-NAT]


If lawmakers avert the "train wreck," the Governor could still veto any budget that did NOT hit the 70-percent car tax phase-out.
That would leave him with the previous budget -- which was based on higher revenues than the state is collecting.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's gonna ]
[sot 15:08:06]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT'S GONNA BE EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. BECAUSE WITHOUT ANY OF THE BOND REVENUES, THIS GOVERNOR'S GOING TO HAVE TO CUT A BILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE BUDGET.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of the budget.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


A third option could be that the Governor would essentially create his own new budget without legislative approval.

Lawmakers say that would draw a series of lawsuits.


[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A day after Danville's announcement, yet another power plant could be coming to the area.
Find out where it might go when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- an old caboose rolls again-- to a new location and a new life as an office.
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[Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-47 TC1:34:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Next month voters in Clifton Forge will decide the city's future.
Tonight, the first in a series of meetings will be held to help voters decide if Clifton Forge should remain an independent city.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Starlink]


Teresa Hamilton is in Clifton Forge tonight with more on what residents can expect.
[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=06-Clifton Forge;]
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[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Clifton Forge Mayor; :00]
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[VO-NAT]

[***Teresa's Mike Hot***]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Clifton Forge;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Starlink]



[Bush-Norfolk]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush's three day tour of military bases brought him to Virginia today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


On the only NATO base in the US, Bush said that after a full and complete report is made, defense spending will increase.
He insists that the review will harness new technologies and strategies.
But he also wants to do more for military personnel and their families.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My 2002 Defense Budget]

((MY 2002 DEFENSE BUDGET WILL INCREASE SPENDING ON THE PEOPLE OF OUR MILITARY. IMMEDIATELY. AND WITH BETTER PAY, BETTER HOUSING.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Better pay, better housing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush calls this need both "Urgent and Obvious"
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Investors still seem skeptical about the state of the economy. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/43.45/10903.32/y/61.93/2427.73;]


The DOW lost 43 points.
NASDAQ fell 62.
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[SUPER=274-i/0.37/67.43/i/2.36/56.39/h/0.75/54.20/i/0.05/67.22/h/0.65/54.10;]
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[Wythe-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:11:53]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


Duke Energy wants to build power plant in Wythe County.
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[Take a map]
The company has an option to purchase 715 acres of land in the Southeast county .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Duke Energy pitched the concept to local officials this afternoon. They assured residents the plans are only in the discussion phase right now. The company will study the feasibility of the plant and its environmental impact before moving ahead. It hopes to present its findings to residents during a public meeting in April.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very]
[SUPER=01-Charles Claunch/Duke Energy;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=after April]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Power Plant]


Duke Energy says the plant would be a 250 MILLION dollar investment. During the 18 months of construction, it would create up to 400 jobs. It will have 20 to 25 permanent employees once it is operational.

[Caboose]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:30:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It wasn't the end of the line for the old caboose. But today, a vintage rail car made one last run from Roanoke to New Castle...
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It took some coaxing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jay Abbott/Abbott Rigging; :13]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :22]
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Caboose Owner; :37]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((It took some coaxing, but shortly after nine this morning, the wait was over.
Crews from Abbott Rigging and Lynchburg Crane lifted the caboose from a siding near Patterson Avenue and placed it on a lowboy for the trip to Craig County.
[SOT 18:09]
[IN Q=Is this an unsual]

((JAY ABBOTT/ABBOTT RIGGING: IS THIS AN UNUSUAL JOB FOR YOU GUYS? A LITTLE, BUT WE'RE ACCUSTOMED TO MOVING BIG ITEMS. WE MOVE A LOT OF LARGE ITEMS, A LOT OF HEAVY ITEMS.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of heavy items.]


Built in '47... by the Wabash Railway... the caboose was retired from the N&W in 1981.
Recently, restored by a local group, Roanoke Railcar, the caboose was purchased by Don Caldwell, a Craig County resident.... who says he has dreamed of owning a caboose for years.
[SOT 19:33]
[IN Q=My dad worked for the railroad]

((DON CALDWELL/CABOOSE OWNER: MY DAD WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD ALL OF HIS LIFE. AND I PLAYED ON THE TRAINS WHEN I WAS A KID. AND THIS WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED.))
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[OUT Q=that I've always wanted.]


By lunchtime, the caboose was rolling through the streets of Roanoke... on its way to Caldwell's property in Craig County.
There it will provide an office and inspiration for a rail fan who has plans to write three books.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, a local high school basketball coach is going to have to sit out the rest of the season amid assault allegations.
And NASCAR is focusing on safety.

[S-Lovelace]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-79 tc 1:32:26]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]


Roanoke City police confirm a student is charging William Fleming head basketball coach Roland Lovelace with assualt and battery.
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[vo-nat]
[super=04-File Tape;]


Police say the 17 year old male went to the magistrate Saturday. A warrant was served today.
Fleming Principal Halley Carr says Lovelace has been suspended from Roanoke City Schools pending an investigation.
[super=03-Roanoke/February 9;]


The student's allegations stem from an incident following the Colonels' February 9th game against Cave Spring.
Marshall Ashford will coach the team through the rest of the season.
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[S-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-89 tc 36:14]
[GRAPHIC=Speedweeks]


So far Speedweeks at Daytona have been injury free.
Mike Stevens says after last year, that's just the way the drivers like it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=unfortunately]
[super=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/May 12, 2000; :25]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Motorcraft Ford Driver; :40]
[SUPER=01-Todd Bodine/KMart Ford Driver; :47]
[super=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :57]
[super=01-A.J. Foyt/1972 Daytona 500 Winner; 1:36]
[super=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; 1:57]
[super=04-2000 Bud Shootout; 2:11]
[super=01-Mike Helton/NASCAR Pres.; 2:18]
[super=01-Stacy Compton/Kodiak Dodge Driver; 2:54]
[super=01-Jeff Burton/Citgo Ford Driver; 3:11]
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