[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Clifton Forge residents come out in force to voice their opinion on whether the city should REMAIN a city or revert to town status.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And some Blacksburg rescue squad members are outraged when town council votes NOT to confirm the squad's captain.

[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more, coming up on News 7 Mornin.





[11Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-47 TC1:36:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Residents in Clifton Forge will head to the polls next month to answer a tough question. Should Clifton Forge remain a city? Local leaders hope the city's 43- hundred residents vote no. Last night, Teresa Hamilton attended the first in a series of meetings for residents to voice their questions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Clifton Forge Mayor; :31]
[SUPER=01-Doody Morris/City Status Supporter; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Clifton Forge.]

((
(///sot////)
[SOT]

((YOU MUST CONSIDER YOUR KIDS, YOUR GRAND KIDS.))
[OUT Q= YOUR GRANDKIDS.]

Mayor Dusty Rhodes say the only way Clifton Forge can remain a city is to raise taxes ever more. But Rhodes told the crowd in his opinion it would still never work. He says the city's losing population and jobs. Rhodes say the only solution is to revert to a town and become part of Alleghany County.
[sot]

(( YOUR TAXES WILL DECREASE, YOU WOULD NOT PAY THE 18 DOLLAR FEE FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION YOU WOULD STILL VOTE FOR FIVE MEMBERS OF CLIFTON FORGE TOWN COUNCIL, YOU WOULD ALSO VOTE FOR MEMBERS OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THE TOWN NAME WOULD REMAIN ON THE MAP, OUR POST OFFICE WILL STILL BE HERE AND WE'LL HAVE THE SAME ZIP CODE. ))
[OUT Q=same zip code.]


City officials say Clifton Forge would also keep its police and fire department as well library and public works. But some in the crowd indicated it sounded too good to be true.. pointing out that some people, such as constitutional officers, would lose their jobs.
[sot]

((DOODY MORRIS: I STILL SAY WE CAN STILL STAY A CITY AND WE NEED TO DEVELOP ECONOMICALLY AND WORK TOGETHER AS NEIGHBORS AND NOT FORCE OUR PROBLEMS ONTO OUR NEIGHBORS AND I HOPE ALLEGHANY COUNTY KNOWS WE LOVE THEM BUT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR BOUNDARIES.)) Another information meeting will be held Saturday at the Clifton Forge Fire Department. Residents will vote on the issue March 6th.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Clifton Forge.))[11Blacksburg-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:34:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg Town Council voted NOT to confirm the captain of the town's volunteer rescue squad- ...to the outrage of some squad members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/WTOB;]


Town council voted unanimously NOT to support the rescue squad's election of Noel Gardner.
Council members questioned his ability to lead after a female squad member made an unpublicized accusation.
No criminal charges have been brought against him.
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[IN Q=Mr. Gardner]
[sot 14:39- :49]

((MAYOR ROGER HEDGEPETH: MR. GARDNER IS AWARE OF THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION AND SINCE THIS IS A PERSONNEL MATTER, THOSE REASONS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.)) ((JERRY OLINGER/SQUAD MEMBER: I THINK HE WAS GIVEN A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE BY THE RESCUE SQUAD BY OVER 75% OF THE MEMBERS THAT WERE PRESENT. I THINK NOEL WOULD DO A GOOD JOB AS RESCUE SQUAD CAPTAIN AND I THINK THE TOWN DIDN'T GIVE HIM GOOD DUE PROCESS OF LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Olinger/Rescue Squad Member;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=process of the law.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The town instructed the squad to elect a new captain by March 13th.

[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


An earthquake in El Salvador claims at least 127 lives, and landslides could push the death toll even higher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Salvador;]


The quake struck yesterday halfway between San Vicente and San Salvador.
It toppled hundreds of buildings in a region that was just hit by a STRONGER earthquake a month ago.
The local Red Cross reports more than 12- hundred people were injured in the quake.
In San Salvador, hospital beds were lined up in the streets as administrators waited for safety officials to inspect the structures.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Eight Israelis were killed while waiting at a bus stop.
At least nine others are injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Police say a Palestinian drove a bus into a group of Israelis, many of them soldiers.
The driver then fled for about 10 miles until police opened fire on the bus.
The bus crashed into the back of a truck and stopped.
Authorities then captured the man.
Israeli police call the incident a ''terror attack.''
It's considered the deadliest attack by Palestinians in five months of fighting.
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[11Wythe-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:12:50]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


A gas-fired power plant could be in the works for Wythe County.
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[Take Map]
Duke Energy has an option to buy 715-acres of land in the Southeast part of the county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The company presented preliminary plans for the plant yesterday to local officials and residents.
Some said they're worried about noise and pollution.
Duke Energy assured them it wants to study the area and environmental impact before moving ahead.
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[SOT 16:58:08 - :28]
[IN Q=As far as drawbacks,]

((CHARLES CLAUNCH/DUKE ENERGY: AS FAR AS DRAWBACKS, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT AIR IMPLICATIONS, WATER IMPLICATIONS AND AESTHETICS OF THAT LOCATION AND A FACILITY OF THAT SIZE AND WE'LL SHARE THEN WITH THE COMMUNITY IN APRIL.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Claunch/Duke Energy;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mid to late April.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The plant could employ up to 400 people during 18 months of construction.
20 to 25 would work there when it's up and running.

[11Gas-pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC25:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After hiring an engineering firm to study the costs of co- locating two gas pipelines, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors rejects the findings.
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[VO-NAT]

[PRE PRO PAGE 1]
The report from Hayes, (See) Seay, Mattern and Mattern reads, "Co-location of the existing E-T-N-G easement, is not an option."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Residents who want the pipelines to run next to each other complained yesterday, saying the firm was asked for a price tag, NOT an opinion.
The report was sent to the State Corporation Commission examiner, who is currently reviewing a proposed Virginia Gas merger.
If the merger goes through, the new pipeline will most likely be built on a NEW site.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The Engineering firm has not had an opportunity to explain its findings.
News 7 will continue to follow the story.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, eating extra fruits and vegetables may not make a difference in preventing breast cancer.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM IF YOU THINK EATING LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WILL CUT YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER THINK AGAIN.

VT=VO

A STUDY OF MORE THAN 350 THOUSAND WOMEN SHOWS NO DIFFERENCE IN BREAST CANCER RATES BETWEEN WOMEN WHO ATE SEVERAL SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY COMPARED TO WOMEN WHO DID NOT. TWO BIG THINGS TO TAKE FROM THIS STUDY HOWEVER- THE FIRST IS DIET PROBABLY DOESN'T PLAY A BIG ROLE IN EITHER CAUSING OR PROTECTING YOU FROM BREAST CANCER. AND TWO- DON'T STOP EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BECAUSE OF THIS REPORT- THEY WILL PROTECT YOU FROM OTHER TYPES OF CANCER- AND FROM HEART DISEASE.

VT=VO

IF YOU SUFFER FROM MIGRAINE HEADACHES- TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR DIET- THE FOODS YOU EAT CAN OFTEN BE A TRIGGER. BUT HERE'S A FOOD YOU PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT OF AS A HEADACHE-CAUSER- WHEAT. BUT A SMALL STUDY IN THE JOURNAL NEUROLOGY SAYS SOME PEOPLE WILL GET HEADACHES FROM WHEAT AND WHEAT PRODUCTS- SO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOU EAT AND WHEN YOU GET A PAIN IN THE HEAD.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- YOU PROBABLY THINK THE CHOCOLATE YOU GIVE FOR VALENTINES
DAY CAN CAUSE CAVITIES---- BUT MAYBE NOT. KISSING ACTUALLY MAY BE THE

CULPRIT WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING CAVITIES- SINCE KISSING SPREADS THE GERM THAT EATS AWAY AT TEETH.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next month Clifton Forge voters will decide whether to remain a city or become a town.
We'll hear from a couple of residents who attended a public meeting on the issue, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A police department drug-sniffing dog attacks a Lynchburg officer.
It happened at the city's fire and police training grounds yesterday in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a gas-fired power plant may come to Wythe county.
Duke Energy has an option to buy more than 700 acres of land in the Southeast part of the county.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, February 14th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Voters in the city of Clifton Forge will answer a tough question next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/Last Night;]

They will vote whether to remain a city or become a town. Last night-- the city organized a meeting to discuss the pros and cons. The mayor told residents the city's struggling financially because its losing population and jobs. Some of the city's 43- hundred residents agree becoming a town within Alleghany County is the only solution.
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[SOT 07:16:55 tape 2]
[IN Q=If we don't]

((JACK MANNER/TOWN STATUS SUPPORTER: IF WE DON'T GO TO A TOWN, AFTER A WHILE, IF WE DO GO BANKRUPT WE'LL BE IN BAD SHAPE BECAUSE WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Manner/Supports Town Status; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=lose everything.]
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[VO-NAT]

Mayor Dusty Rhodes told residents if the city becomes a town residents will pay lower real estate bills. He says Clifton Forge will also keep its police and fire departments as well as library and public works department. But some residents say it sounds too good to be true and are reluctant to become a town.
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[sot 07:21:22 tape 2]
[in q=We need]

((DOODY MORRIS/SUPPORTS CITY STATUS: WE NEED TO DEVELOP ECONOMICALLY AND WORK TOGETHER AS NEIGHBORS AND NOT FORCE OUR PROBLEMS ONTO OUR NEIGHBORS.))
[SUPER=01-Doody Morris/Supports City Status; ]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q= our neighbors.]
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[vo-nat] Another informational meeting will be held Saturday at the Clifton Forge Fire Department. Residents will vote on the issue March 6th.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:34:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some of Blacksburg's volunteer rescue squad members are upset that town council voted NOT to confirm their choice for captain.

(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/WTOB;]


Town council voted unanimously against supporting the rescue squad's election of Noel Gardner.
Council members questioned his ability to lead after a female squad member made an unpublicized accusation.
No criminal charges have been brought against him.
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[bump SOTs]
[IN Q=Mr. Gardner]
[sot 14:39- :49]

((MAYOR ROGER HEDGEPETH: MR. GARDNER IS AWARE OF THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION AND SINCE THIS IS A PERSONNEL MATTER, THOSE REASONS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.)) ((JERRY OLINGER/SQUAD MEMBER: I THINK HE WAS GIVEN A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE BY THE RESCUE SQUAD BY OVER 75% OF THE MEMBERS THAT WERE PRESENT. I THINK NOEL WOULD DO A GOOD JOB AS RESCUE SQUAD CAPTAIN AND I THINK THE TOWN DIDN'T GIVE HIM GOOD DUE PROCESS OF LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Olinger/Rescue Squad Member;]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=process of the law.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The town instructed the squad to elect a new captain by March 13th.

[6-State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC49:55]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


House and Senate leaders in Richmond will name budget negotiators today.
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=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


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.


[Sub-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In international news--
The Navy now says two civilian guests were seated at the controls of the U-S submarine that rammed a Japanese fishing boat.
But Navy officials say the guests played NO part in sinking the vessel.
There were 16 civilians aboard the submarine at the time of the collision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]


Meanwhile, the U-S Coast Guard has released an audio recording of the first distress signal from the U-S-S Greeneville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:56 ]
[IN Q=Commercial ship]

((COMMERCIAL SHIP WITH A SUBMARINE. VESSEL HAS SUNK. PEOPLE ARE IN THE WATER.))
[SUPER=04-U.S. Coast Guard;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=in the water.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S-S ``Greeneville'' surfaced beneath the Japanese ship off the Hawaiian coast on Friday, sinking it.
26 people were rescued, but nine people remain missing.
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[College-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A college freshman is arrested for killing two classmates in Washington.
Police say robbery was the motive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


D-C Police chief Charles Ramsey held a news conference yesterday on the campus of Gallaudet University.
Authorities say Joseph Mesa, Junior of Guam is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of freshmen Benjamin Varner and Eric Plunket.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Gallaudet University specializes in education for the hearing impaired.

[11Dog-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC2:03:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg police officer was attacked by one of the department's drug- sniffing dogs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It happened at the city's fire and police training grounds yesterday in Campbell County.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Officer Rick Ruggieri (roo-JER-ee).. seen here in file video with his own police dog.. was exercising another handler's dog when it suddenly attacked him.
Ruggieri received wounds to his hands and forehead that required several stitches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:49:16]
[IN Q=Anything that]

((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?))
[SUPER=01-Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the appropriate response?]
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[VO-NAT]


The dog was destroyed immediately after the attack.
In the past three years, two citizens and two police officers have been attacked by police dogs.
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[11Miles]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC57:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Christiansburg woman pleads guilty to first degree murder, but only after attempting to make her husband's death appear to be a suicide.
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[VO-NAT]


Melissa Faye Miles will serve 28 years in prison for shooting her husband, Terry Miles, in the head as he slept last April.
Prosecutors say the 27-year-old mother of two kept suicide notes her husband had once written and changed the dates on them after the murder.
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[2-11Wythe-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:12:50]
[GRAPHIC=Power Plant]


Wythe County may become home to a gas-fired power plant.
(+++++++)

[Take Map]
Duke Energy has an option to buy 715-acres of land in the Southeast part of the county.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The company presented preliminary plans for the plant yesterday to local officials and residents.
Some said they're worried about noise and pollution.
Duke Energy assured them it wants to study the area and environmental impact before moving ahead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:58:08 - :28]
[IN Q=As far as drawbacks,]

((CHARLES CLAUNCH/DUKE ENERGY: AS FAR AS DRAWBACKS, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT AIR IMPLICATIONS, WATER IMPLICATIONS AND AESTHETICS OF THAT LOCATION AND A FACILITY OF THAT SIZE AND WE'LL SHARE THEN WITH THE COMMUNITY IN APRIL.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Claunch/Duke Energy;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mid to late April.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The plant could employ up to 400 people during 18 months of construction.
20 to 25 would work there when it's up and running.

[11Video-conferencing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The courtroom goes "high-tech" in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City lawyers met in federal court yesterday for a demonstration of the courtroom's new video- conferencing capability.
Judge Sam Wilson says the technology will help "level the playing field."
The latest in computer-generated graphics are now available to all, not just government lawyers and attorneys with wealthy clients.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Clifton Forge residents will vote next month on whether to remain a city or become a town. Last night, Mayor Dusty Rhodes told residents IF the city becomes a town residents will pay lower real estate bills. Clifton Forge will also keep its police and fire departments as well as library and public works department. Another informational meeting will be held Saturday at the Clifton Forge Fire Department.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Blacksburg town council voted unanimously against supporting the rescue squad's election of Noel Gardner.
Council members questioned his ability to lead after a female squad member made an unpublicized accusation.
No criminal charges have been brought against Gardner.
The town instructed the squad to elect a new captain by March 13th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A gas-fired power plant could be in the works for Wythe County.
Duke Energy has an option to buy 715-acres of land in the Southeast part of the county.
The company presented preliminary plans for the plant yesterday to local officials and residents.
Duke Energy says it wants to study the area and environmental impact before moving ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Oxycontin]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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