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Coming up on News 7-
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He murdered a Roanoke man and said he'd kill again- Thomas Akers won't have that chance. Tonight he is put to death.
The police moved in and it seems the trouble moved out- We'll check out one street where people feel safe again.
Plus a magical look at the new Harry Potter film.
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News 7 is up Next. [Open]
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A victim's father says he forgives a Franklin County killer, who challenged the courts to end his life.
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[Akers]


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That's what Thomas Akers' chaplain says tonight, after Virginia's first execution of the year -- of a borderline retarded man who fought legal attempts to appeal his case and spare his life.
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Akers was executed at the Greensville Correctional facility in Jarratt, about 60 miles south of Richmond.
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And that's where Ellen Qualls is tonight. ((ROLLCUE: ROLLED FROM TRUCK))
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Today is International Death Penalty Abolition Day .. is that why tonight's protest was so large?


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Another Virginia death row inmate never made it to his execuction. He was found dead this morning in prison- southeast of Richmond- in Waverly.
21-year old David Overton Junior was convicted of the robbery and murder of a Richmond area man in 1999.
Authorities say that there's no sign of foul play.

[Thomas]


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Jeffrey Allen Thomas could get the death penalty if he's convicted.
Today, one of his friends said she heard him confess to killing Tara Munsey .. an admission she says came the morning after Munsey disappeared.
As Marya Jones reports, that eventually led the friend to turn him in.
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BARBARA HELTON TOLD JURORS IN PULASKI COUNTY COURT THAT THOMAS CAME TO HER HOUSE UNEXPECTEDLY ON THE MORNING OF JANUARY 26TH SAYING HE "DIDN'T MEAN TO DO IT." [vo]
Helton testified that Thomas said he tried to have sex with Munsey, that they fought and he pushed her down and shot her three times in the head.
She says he told her he threw the gun in some water.
Helton says she didn't believe it and allowed Thomas to stay at her house several nights int he two weeks before she turned him in.
On cross examination, defense attorney Brian Scheid exposed some contradictions bewtween what Helton said on the stand and to investigators last year. ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE REST OF THE DAY, INVESTIGATORS SHOWED HOW THEY COLLECTED AND PRESENTED EVIDENCE FROM THE AREA AROUND WHERE MUNSEY'S BODY WAS FOUND.
IF DEFENSE ATTORNEY'S QUESTIONS ARE ANY INDICATION, THOSE PROCEDURES ARE LIKELY TO FALL UNDER ATTACK LATER. MJN7, PULASKI.))))
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[Toss back to anchor][OxyContin]


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Police and prosecutors call it the poor man's heroin.
It is also one of the most advanced synthetic pain relievers doctors can prescribe.
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But the illegal abuse of OxyContin has caused 28 deaths in southwest Virginia in the last two years, the prosecution of four doctors -- and today, a seven-part agreement between Maryland and Virginia's Attorney General and the drug's maker.
All acknowledge the drug's BENEFITS when properly used.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: BUT WHEN IN THE WRONG HANDS, FOR THOSE TO WHOM IT HAS NOT BEEN PRESCRIBED, TO THOSE WHO WISH TO ABUSE IT ILLEGALLY, IT IS AN AGENT OF DEATH AND AN AGENT OF ADDICTION.))
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley has appointed a special task force to report July first.
The drug's maker, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, among other things, will provide tamper-resistant prescription pads for doctors in southwest Virginia.
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[Drug-Bust]


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It wasn't OxyContin, but crack that Lynchburg police went after today.
The raid come this afternoon at this home on Johnson Street.
One person inside was arrested but another got away.
Police say they found drugs inside and outside the house, which has been the subject of neighbors' complaints for months.
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Allegations have prompted the State Police to investigate the Danville Sheriff's Department.
It involves allegations made February 14th but authorities won't say what they are.
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State Police special agent Jim Ruland told us he's investigating improper actions by several Danville Sheriff employees.
The Sheriff, Danville's Police Chief, and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office asked the State Police to investigate to avoid any conflict of interest.
State Police won't say how long the investigation may take.
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[Substation-Update]


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It used to be a street known for drug buys, but now residents describe Lafayette Boulevard in Roanoke as a new community.
It's all thanks to the new police substation that moved there in September. Kate Weidaw tells us residents now feel safe taking a walk at night.
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((John Overstreet didn't always feel comfortable doing work in his yard.

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Overstreet says he used to see teenagers hanging out on every corner, and some of them were trouble.

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((JOHN OVERSTREET: THEY'D LAY OUT HERE IN THE YARD AT NIGHT JUST DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO JUST LIKE THEY LIVED HERE.))
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But that's not the case anymore since the Roanoke City Police Department created a substation on Layette Boulevard in September. Natasha Smith says the police presence has turned a street that was once known for selling drugs and drive by shootings into a quiet neighborhood.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS HAPPY ABOUT THIS SUBSTATION MOVING ONTO THIS STREET, A SHORT TIME AFTER IT OPENED A BRICK WAS THROWN THROUGH THAT WINDOW.))
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Beanetra Nichols and her friends say even though they're hanging out on the street corner it doesn't mean they're selling drugs.

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But with crime down and residents enjoying a safer neighborhood, officials say the substation is here to stay and more like it may pop up in other neighborhoods. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


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Breast feeding .. and osteoporosis. Still ahead, a Tech study on one may reduce the other.
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And Puff Daddy takes the stand. The rapper's recount of what happened when shots were fired, next.
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((O-K sports fans here's what's happening on the Big 7. High school basketball tournaments continued throughout the area we will have the highlights, The Maroons of Roanoke College open play in the Division three tournament and Mark McGwire gets a two year big money deal to remain in St. Louis.
All thatt and more coming up in sports.))
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Rap star Sean Puffy Combs says he's getting a bad rap-
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-so today he took the stand to tell his side of the story.
Dressed in a Navy suit- Combs looked nothing like the gun-toting bad boy prosecutors accuse him of being.
Combs is accused of gun possession and trying to bribe a driver into claiming the gun was his.
On the stand... Puffy said he thought he was being shot at. He said his hands were up and he started to go down- Everyone he says... started falling all over each other.
Combs today also denied trying to bribe his driver.
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Three former top Clinton aides who strongly opposed the last minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich testified before Congress today. All said pretty much the same thing.
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((Rep. Waxman: Do any of you have any evidence to suggest that the rich pardon was part of a quid pro quo? Podesta: No. Nolan: No.))
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Former chief of staff John Podesta, former counsel Beth Nolan and adviser Bruce Lindsey say they never thought the Rich pardon would be granted.
They also testified that former President Clinton knew he would quote-"take the hit" for granting the pardon.
The three witnesses also said there was NO link between the pardon and hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions made to the Clintons by Rich's ex-wife.
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Here in Virginia, the stalled budget talks mean state colleges need to lower their bottom line....
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They've been asked by the Governor to submit "contingency spending reduction proposals" by noon tomorrow.
Virginia Tech was told to reduce spending by more than 3-and half million dollars dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30th.
A spokesman says they will look for the money in the general fund.
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Radford University is also trying to tighten it's belt to meet a 630-thousand dollar cut.
Officials at both schools say it's especially tough because it's so late in the fiscal year.
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As Virginia's state colleges study cost cutting, researchers at Virginia Tech hope are preparing a study that may help breast-feeding mothers increase their bone density .. and prevent osteoporosis.
A breast-feeding mom feeds goes through something similar to menopause .. she stops having periods and loses bone mass.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on the study.
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((Julie Cook is just a few months away from delivering her first baby.
She plans to breast feed. And because she has a family history of osteoporosis --she wants to do all she can to prevent bone loss.
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((JULIE COOK: WITH MY GRANDMOTHER IT WAS JUST SO PAINFUL, SHE WAS JUST IN SO MUCH PAIN))
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That's why she is participating in the study at Virginia Tech. Graduate student Jeanemarie Beiseigel is conducting it.
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Even though breast feeding moms do regain their bone density during the weaning period ... Beiseigel hopes to give them more bone mass than what they started with --giving them a higher bone density to prevent osteoporosis.
As for Julie Cook, is looking forward to the new addition in the family --and she plans to do all she can to stay healthy for years to come.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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If you're interested in participating in the study, you can contact the Virginia Tech Bone Lab at 540-231-7387.
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The quake lasted less than a minute .. the cleanup will take much longer. Still ahead, still unsettled in Seattle.


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And the promo scenes are already out for "Harry Potter" .. months before it hits the screens.
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The cleanup will take a while for Washington state residents after yesterday's earthquake.
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Workers returned to downtown Seattle today. Crews began clearing away the fallen debris and boarding up shattered windows.
In Olympia, about 10-thousand state employees are temporarily jobless because of the damage to the capitol and other buildings in the area.
The Seattle Airport is not back to normal either - flights have been backed up for hours- Motorists are also facing delays- while roads are checked for faults.
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With the second half of the winter being warmer than normal, some folks may be planning for an early growing season.
That was certainly on the mind of Jacee Birch in our March Almanac.
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The Roanoke College men opened play in the N-C-Double-A division Three tournament tonight in Salem and we'll have highlights from several high school tournaments.
But first our Extra Point. The Redskins released Dana Stubblefield this afternoon.
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The 30 year old Stubblefield had two and a half sacks last season for the Skins. His production is a problem but nearly as big of a pain is his paycheck.
Stubblefield was approaching the fourth year of his 6 year 36 million dollar contract. And here are tonights scores.
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The road to the Division Three final four began in the same city where it will end tonight as Roanoke College hosted the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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Former NBA superstar Cazzie Russell coaches the Bees, but tonight coaches were everywhere in the Bast Center as Charlie Moir was joined on the home side by former Southern Miss boss M.K. Turk. Roanoke's Brad Dunleavy would like to be a coach one day, but tonight he was content with dunking on Savannah's head as he gets the two handed throwdown. Later, Robby Pridgen who scored 18 would drive, draw the defense and kick the ball out to Jason Graffam, who knocks in the two point jumper.
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Roanoke gets the 70-to-62 win to move on to a second round meeting with Christopher Newport.
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Also tonight, Hampden-Sydney beat Gettysburg. The Tigers next play in New Jersey against William Patterson.

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The Big South men opened their three day tournament at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight with Charleston Southern beating Coastal Carolina and Liberty upsetting UNC Asheville.
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In the nightcap the UNC-Asheville band was trying to turn up the volume on the Flames. But Nathan Day makes it look easy with the dish to a slicing Philip Ward who hits the fingeroll. Seven foot center, Adam Earnhardt would drop in this Jumper for the Bulldogs as they stay close. But Liberty's Rob Attaway converts in the paint and gets fouled.
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Liberty wins 60-to-48 and will play Winthrop tomorrow night. Winthrop assistant Jeff Meyer got an eyeful scouting his old team.
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Radford opens the tournament at six tomorrow night. Liberty and Winthrop play at 8:30.

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V-M-I's season ended in the first round of the Southern Conference basketball tournament this evening.
Georgia Southern beats the Keydets 76 to 59.
Eric Mann led the Keydets with 16 points.


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In high school action, the Northwest Region boys and girls tournament tipped off at Northside high school.
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On the boys side, a packed Viking gym would take in the G.W. Danville/Franklin County game.
In the second quarter watch G.W.'s Antonio Fitzgerald drive down the lane, make the nice spin move and score, putting the Eagles up 20-18.
The Eagles soar to new heights right here as Fitzgerald takes the perfect pass and slams home the all-oop, giving G.W. a four point lead.
[SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/55/Franklin Co./72/;]Franklin County answers. Devon Taylor makes the nice entry pass to Lew

is Muse who scores on the nice inside move. Taylor then takes matters into his own hands scoring the basket and Franklin County is going to state with the 72 to 59 win.
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In girls, the Eagles were vying for their second straight trip to state,
but a talented Cave Spring team stood in the way of that goal.
The Knights draw first blood as Sarah Henderson gives to Jessica Caldwell who buries the long bomb from the right side.
G.W.'s top player, Ravin Yancey, goes hard to the basket and is gonna score to give the Eagles the lead 35-26 in the third quarter.
[SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/54/Cave Spring/49;] Cave Spring comes right back. Jennie Carter comes off the pick and h

its the shot, cutting G.W.'s advantage to 5 points.
The Eagles Tokisha Burton tickles the twine with the jumper from the left side of the court. 45-39 Danville advances to state with the 54-49 victory.
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Heritage advances to the state with a 59 to 40 win over Altavista.
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Heritage fans out in force and ready for the big game. We go to Third Quarter action.. Heritage trying to break this thing open...the ball goes inside then back out to Jermaine Carter who burries the three from the corner. But Altavista having other thoughts Tristan Tanks gets the ball in the paint he misses his first shot, gets his own rebound, misses his second shot, gets his own rebound again, and finally powers it up strong for two.
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But Heritage is clutch when they need to be. Jonathan Riley intercepts the pass and looks to Darrel Austin fastbreaking for the easy layup Heritage rolls 59-40.
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[S-Northside]


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Northside players pumped and ready for this one. Early first quarter, Jason Naldo with the dribble finds a cutting Jeremy Naff for the easy hoop underneath, Northside up by 2. Nelson County hangs tough with defense....Darren Naff with the drive and dish to Tommy Morgan but Blair Hassel says get that stuff out of here and sends it to the seats.
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Northside rebounds quickly...the ball goes to Naldo at the top and with a great look and pass he finds Darren Naff free in the lane for the easy 2 Northside wins 48 to 37.
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In the Region C tournament, Radford moves on to the state with a 68 to 44 win over Covington.
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The Cougars stretching before the tipoff.
Radford's Daris Nichols drives into the lane stop and hits the baby jumper and the Bobcats took the lead.
But the Cougars come back as Andrew Forrest shakes and bakes getting open and he sinks the two pointer.
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The Bobcats answer in the second half Nichols drives the lane then dishes off to Robert Frye who makes good on the layup and Radford wins it 68 to 44.
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[S-Maroons]


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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Maroons vs Blues; :]


In the night cap, The Blues, champions in the Pioneer, take the court for the opening tipoff.
Parry Mccluer gets it to Adam McNeil he takes it down the open lane and lays it in for the easy hoop.
The Maroons come back T.J. Davis passes down court to Charlie Clark who hits Cole Throckmorton who's under the basket for the easy duece.
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Parry McCluers Jason Flint dribbles past the defense and hits the layup and the Blues advance to the state with the 63 tot 51 win.
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[S-Mac]


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Mark McGwire has finalized a two year contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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[SUPER=03-Jupiter, FL; :]


McGwire, who missed most of the second half of last season with a knee injury, gets a deal worth around 30 million dollars over 2 two years.
The deal runs through 2003.
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McGwire set the single season record with 70 homers in 1998 then hit 65 the following year.



[Harry-Potte]


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If the Harry Potter books are any indication- the movie is sure to be a hit...
Today the much anticipated sneak preview-
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[SOT 15:06:09]
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((THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MAGIC.... MUSIC.))
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[OUT Q=AS MAGIC.. MUSIC.]
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The movie is filled with magic- and mystery as all the things movies are made of.
It wasn't magic ... but talent that landed 11-year old Daniel Radcliffe the part of Harry Potter.
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((DEAR MR. POTTER.... YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO MR. HOGWART'S SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND WIZARDRY.))
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[OUT Q=and wizardry.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The trailer is being shown in theaters across the nation- the movie doesn't come out until November.
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