[NEws-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
A plane crashes tonight near Aspen, Colorado-
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[VO-NAT]


A new law on the books now in Florida- a result of Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident.
Plus women learning to defend themselves in Raonoke.
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[Talent=Jean]


And several childrens products are being recalled.
News 7 is coming up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Like the man himself, Florida's legislature moves with record speed to keep Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photo's private.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Earnhardt-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC20:05 ]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Obit]


The Autopsy photos of Dale Earnhardt will not be made public.
Florida's Governor today signed a bill that says the public has no right to see autopsy photos unless a judge orders their release.
Earnhardt's widow led the drive to get the law passed and attended today's signing.
Chase Scott has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Delighted to sign]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida; :00]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL; :09]
[SUPER=07-Teresa Earnhardt; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jim King/(R) Jacksonville; :44]
[SUPER=01-Bud Asher/Daytona Beach Mayor; :55]
[SUPER=01-Chase Scott/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Chase for News 7.]

(( IN: "delighted to" OUT:"daryl earnhardt" WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN THE BITTER BATTLE OVER AUTOPSY PHOTOS OF RACING LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT WAS PUT TO REST...HIS WIDOW SAYS IT WAS JUST IN TIME ...
(INSERT SOT)

IN: "today i've" OUT:"nascar drivers" EARNHARDT PERISHED FEB.18TH DURING THE LAST LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500. AN ORLANDO NEWSPAPER HAD FOUGHT TO VIEW THE AUTOPSY PHOTO'S...BUT LAWMAKERS FELT PRESSURE FROM OUTRAGED RACING FANS WHO NEVER KNEW SUCH PRIVATE MATERIAL WAS ACTUALLY PUBLIC PROPERTY...
(INSERT SOT)

IN:"they would call" OUT:"to see it" DAYTONA BEACH OFFICIALS ARE ALSO PLEASED WITH THE NEW LAW...
(INSERT SOT)

IN:"i always" OUT:""great race driver" IN:"the earnhardt" OUT:"fast track" IN:"our e-mails" OUT:"for a following" NOW EARNHARDT WON'T JUST BE REMEMBERED BY THE NUMBER 3..HIS RACECAR...BUT ALSO BY 1083...THE NUMBER OF THE BILL WHICH HIS FANS FOUGHT SO HARD FOR TO PROTECT HIS DIGNITY IN DEATH. IN TALLAHASSEE, CHASE SCOTT REPORTING.
(ANCHOR TAG) THE NEW LAW...WHICH WAS IN CONFLICT WITH FLORIDA'S SUNSHINE PROVISIONS.. FACES CERTAIN EVENTUAL LEGAL CHALLENGES OVER PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ISSUES. ))

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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At least 17 people died tonight in a plane crash near the resort town of Aspen Colorado.
The Gulfstream jet crashed into a hill near the airport.
A sheriff's office spokesman says 17 bodies have been recovered though the flight plan says there were 18 people on board.
A Los Angeles television station says the flight took off from Burbank, California.

[Abortion-Doctor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted is captured in Paris.
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[VO-NAT]


James Kopp, who is suspected of killing abortion doctor Barnett Slepian in 1998, was arrested today-
Authorities caught up with him in France.
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[SOT 17:01:37]
[IN Q=I am gratified]

((I AM GRATIFIED TODAY THAT THE FRENCH POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST OF JAMES CHARLES KOPP AS A RESULT OF ONE OF THE MOST PAINSTAKING, INTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL THAT HAS EVER BEEN UNDERTAKEN IN THIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Denise O'Donnell/US Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=this country.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities suspect that the anti- abortion activist was about to flee from France when he was arrested today.
Authorities say Kopps flight took him from upstate New York...to Mexico, into Canada....possibly through northern Virginia 18 months ago.... then back to Canada...to Ireland..... and finally France.
[Super=03-Brooklyn, NY; quick]


Also, two other people have been arrested in New York for allegedly aiding Kopp in his escape from the United States.
It was 1998 when Dr. Slepian was killed by sniper fire at his home in Buffalo New York.
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[Prof-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE #=01-04 TC 1:10:10]
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Students are giving their account today on the argument between two Virginia Tech professors that resulted in one being arrested...
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[VO-NAT]


It was at Pamplin Hall on Tuesday when Paulo Polanah, a black studies instructor and Larry Killough, an accounting professor, argued over the use of a classroom.
When no agreement could be met, Killough called police.
Today, students told officials what they saw and addressed the issue of race possibly being a factor.
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[SOT-11:43:57, 5:50:35]

[IN-IM OUTRAGED] ((IM OUTRAGED THAT THEY WOULD EVEN THINK OR IMAGINE THAT THIS COULD BE A RACE ISSUE IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM WAS ANYTHING EVER SAID OR BROUGHT UP ABOUT RACE AND NOTHING WAS IMPLIED.)) ((IF FROM THE MOMENT THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR ENTERED THE ROOM AND HAD NOTICED A WHITE PROFESSOR WHETHER WHITE OR OLD WHETHER A FULL PROFESSOR OR EARLY ON AS POLANAH IS HIMSELF THE SITUATION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. ))
[SUPER=01-Reagan McMahon/Student, Accounting Class;:02]
[SUPER=01-Zohra Atmar/Student, Black Studies Class; :12]
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[OUT Q-THE SAME]
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[VO-NAT]


The university is investigating and has asked that the disorderly conduct charges against black studies professor Paulo Polanah be dropped.
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[VMI-Carter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-40:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jimmy Carter]


Former President Jimmy Carter was recognized for his humanitarian service today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


He went to Virginia Military Institute to accept the award.
Carter read what he said were words spoken by a great man to a group of graduates.
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[SOT 15:46]
[IN Q=I wish you]

((I WISH YOU THE JOY OF A PURPOSEFUL LIFE, A LIFE OF PURPOSE. I WISH YOU NEW WORLDS, AND THE VISION TO SEE THEM. I WISH YOU THE DECENCY AND NOBILITY OF WHICH YOU'RE CAPABLE. THOSE WORDS WERE SPOKEN BY THE VALEDICTORIAN IN 1961. HIS NAME WAS JONATHAN DANIELS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian award is named after a V-M-I alumnus who joined the fight against segregation in the South in the 60's.
Daniels was shot and killed, saving a young black woman named Ruby Sales.
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[Self-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC 12:35]
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Just say "no" is taking on an entirely new meaning for dozens of women in Roanoke.
They are saying no to prospective rapists, muggers and attackers by learning self defense.
Jennifer Miele went to the self defense class tonight, Jen, did you learn anything? [ROLL BACKGROUND B-ROLL ENG 3]
[LIVE= Jenifer/FULL]


Actually Jean, I did.
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


The key to NOT becoming a victim doesn't have anything to do with physical strength.
It has everything to do with being mentally prepared. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NO!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:06]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Carmichael/Roanoke City Police; :16 (QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=07-Ellen Davis; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=way you have learned.]
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[LIVE= Jennifer/FULL]

[BACKGROUND PINNACLE 8390Ess]
There is a waiting list for the class. To get on that waiting list, call 853-6884. And by the way, the class if free. Jean.



[REcalls]


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If you're a parent, get a pencil- We have several recalls to tell you about.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO FS 1010]
The first- by Cosco- It's recalling 171-thousand Bungee Baby jumpers- The jumper allows babies to bounce in a doorway.
But metal clasps can detach from the bungee cord causing the unit to fall- So far 15 children have been hurt. [TAKE PRE-PRO FS 1011]
Fisher Price is recalling about 20-thosuand infant and toddler Intelli-Tables. Two red knobs on that toy can break off, and choke a child. [TAKE PRE-PRO FS 1012]
And Safety First is recalling 100-thousand baby wipe warmers-
Apparently there are cracks in the interior basin of some of the warmers, which can allow moisture to come into contact with the electrical components- causing a shock.
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[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh]

[*****ANCHOR TAG******]
Timothy Mcveigh has finally confessed publicly to the deadly Federal Building explosion in Oklahoma City-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In a soon]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April, 1995; :14]
[SUPER=01-Aren Armond/Lost Daughter in Bombing; :28]
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[OUT Q=below words.]

(( In a soon to be released book called American terrorsts- McVeigh says quote- It's scary that one man could reap this kind of hell.
The Former U-S soldier also says he was unaware that there was a daycare center in the building.
But he shows little remorse when talking about the 19 children who died in the blast.
Mcveigh calls the children "collateral damage" and says he might have switched targets had he known. AREN ALMOND - DAUGHTER KILLED IN BOMBING "I THINK OUR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT COLLATERAL ... THEY ARE PEOPLE WE LOVED AND LOST BECAUSE OF HIM."
Family members of those killed say mcveigh is a liar. they claim he actually visited the daycare center before the bombing. AREN ALMON/DAUGHTER KILLED IN BOMBING: "HE SAID HE HAD SMALL CHILDREN , WAS MOVING TO THE AREA AND WANTED A PLACE TO PUT THEM IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT."
McVeigh continues his theme of not feeling sorry for any of his actions by saying he has no sympathy for the victims and that he acted out of revenge for the fire at waco and f-b-i shootout at Ruby Ridge. ARL BROWN/DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON KILLED IN BOMBING HE'S NOT A PERSON, HE'S AN ANIMAL! I FEEL GUILTY I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR HIM.HE'S BELOW WORDS."))
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[TALENT=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

McVeigh is scheduled for execution May 16th. Several victim's relatives plan to travel to the federal prison in Indiana to witness McVeigh's death.



[Campaign-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Ever wonder just who pays for political advertisements- and where all the money comes from?
Change could on the way- as Senators move closer to changing how Americans pay for political campaigns-
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[Vo-nat]
Senators put the final touches on a bill tonight- that outlaws "soft money"- those unlimited back door contributions-
It raises the amount that can be given directly to candidates from one to 2-thousand dollars and
it bans "issue ads" by unions, corporations and private groups 60 days before elections. A vote is set for Monday.
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[Tax-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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If you want a tax cut, you'll like what went on in the House today.
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[pinnacle]
The house voted overwhelmingly to cut income taxes for most married couples. [reveal]
Lawmakers also voted to gradually double the child tax credit. [pinnacle]
And a house committee voted to dump the estate tax by the year 20-11.
All the moves are part of President Bush's tax cut plan. They must all go to the Senate for approval.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC-1:33:58]
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Democrat Mark Warner is still ahead, in our latest NEWS 7 Mason Dixon poll on this year's race for governor.
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[VO-NAT]


In a "head to head" matchup with Republican Attorney General Mark Earley, Mark Warner pulls 44 percent in our poll.

Mark Earley gets 37 percent support.
If Republican Lieutenant Governor John Hager wins his party's nomination instead, Mark Warner still wins, with a 45 percent showing in our poll to Hager's 33 percent support.
So while Mark Warner's celebrating his high name recognition and positive poll situation, Republican Governor Jim Gilmore may still be absorbing yesterday's poll.
Senate Republicans today held a news conference to point out that 53 percent of Virginians support a "compromise like they're offering" on "no car tax."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What the Governor I think did not]
[sot 11:48:35]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: WHAT THE GOVERNOR I THINK DID NOT COUNT ON, ONE, WAS THE SENSIBILITIES AND THE INTELLIGENCE AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA....THAT THEY WOULD BELIEVE US.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; ]
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[OUT Q=that they would believe us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor and First Lady have left the fight behind, on board Republican media tycoon Steve Forbes' yacht in the Carribean for a long weekend.
The "Highlander" is a 14 million dollar ride, complete with its own helicopter.
It entertained then-Governor Doug Wilder in Richmond in 1993.
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[Dog-Bites]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC-1:28:08]
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Man's best friend can sometimes turn into a foe...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It's a scenario 11-year Ryan Williams knows all too well.
He was bitten in the face by a neighborhood dog he thought was friendly.
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[SOT5:02]
[IN Q=He wasn't barking at me]

((RYAN WILLIMAS: HE WASN'T BARKING AT ME WHEN I WENT OVER. AND I KNEELED DOWN TO PET IT AND IT BIT ME))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Williams/Dog Bite Victim]
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[OUT Q=and it bit me]
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[VO-NAT]


Plastic Surgeon Norman Harris says Ryan is one of the fortunate ones. Every year 4-MILLION Americans are attacked by dogs - 60 percent of them are children.
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[SOT1:59:00]
[IN Q=I've seen cases where a child]

((I'VE SEEN CASES WHERE A CHILD HAS LOST A BIG PORTION OF THEIR SCALP AND I'VE SEEN CASE WHERE THEY'VE LOST EARS, NOSE, PARTS OF THEIR LIPS))
[SUPER=01-Norman Harris/Plastic Surgeon]
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[OUT Q=of their lips]
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[VO-NAT]


One canine trainer says any dog can bite if it has not been trained.
But he says there are ways to avoid becoming a victim.
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[SOT2:07:32]
[IN Q=The first thing you do]

((THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS LET THE DOG SMELL YOU. YOU NEVER DO THIS TO A DOG THIS MEANS IN DOG LANGUAGE THAT YOU'RE TELLING THE DOG I'M THE DOMINANT ONE I'M THE BOSS))
[SUPER=01-Bela Jacob/K-9 Trainer]
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[OUT Q=i'm the boss]
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[VO-NAT]


Jacob says pet the dog on its chin instead. And he says avoid looking a dog in the eye --it's perceived as a challenge.
Jacob says parents should tell their kids to always approach a dog slowly --and don't make quick movements.
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[Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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A special light is making a comeback at K-Mart and may soon have customers running for the blue light special.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

For more then 25-years this light has been a symbol of special discounts for the company. However in the early 90's the light was turned off, but this weekend it's being re-lit. Company officials hope the marketing concept will help K-Mart compete with retailers like Walmart and Target.
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[SOT 2:07:32]
[IN Q=we brought]

((WALT CASSADAY/MANAGER: WE BROUGHT IT BACK BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE USED TO HAVING AND OF COURSE MOST OF THE OLDER PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THE BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AND WE'RE JUST ABLE TO OFFER SOME REALLY SUPER SPECIALS.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Cassaday/Manager]
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[OUT Q=really super specials.]
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[VO-NAT]

The blue light will be turned on Sunday when the store opens at 8.
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[Paving-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC: 9:20]
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Botetourt County's Sheriff's Department wants residents to watch out for driveway sealing scams.
Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents with a common hoax.
They promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but did not.
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[VO: mugshots]
Chris Grady, Kevin Cornell, Milton Dorr and a juvenile were charged with the scam.
Grady was also charged with intent to distribute Oxycontin.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle warns residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.
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[Tunstall-drums]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-]
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Students at one Southside school are making a lot of noise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The Tunstall High School percussion team will compete next weekend in the Winter Guard Interational World Finals in Milwaukee.
The event will determine the top percussion ensemble from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tuntsall High school placed second last year and this year they're shooting for first.
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[SOT 52:07, 50:55]
[IN Q=We're going to have]

((KRISTEN BRAY/STUDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND DEFINETELY HAVE PRIDE, DEDICATION, AND DETERMINATION.)) ((KRISIE KEEN/STUDENT: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT BECAUSE WE ARE IN SUCH A SMALL CITY AND STUFF BUT I THINK...WE'RE UP THERE WITH THE REST OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Kristen Bray/Student;:00]
[SUPER=01-Krisie Keen/Student;:05]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=rest of them]
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[VO-NAT]


The team still needs to raise another 2-thousand dollars to pay for the trip.
They'll hold a fundraiser concert dinner Saturday night at Tunstall High School.
Its begins at 5:30.
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[S-1Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port St. Lucie, FL; :00]

and finally this morning - you can run, but you can't hide.
The Mets beat the Orioles 16-to-4 this afternoon, and the hardest hit ball might have been this foul that rocked a photographer. The cameraman would eventually recover. Here's a little tip - if you would get on the other side of the fence you might not get hit.
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[S-NIT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 15409tc]
[GRAPHIC=NIT]


The NIT crowned the 66th best team in the nation tonight as Tulsa beat Alabama 79-to-60 to claim the National Invitational Tournament title. I was going to show you some highlights, but the game was a blowout, and I found this stuff instead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NHL; :00]

To Philly we go, where the Maple Leafs' captain Mats Sundin couldn't have been happy with teammate Tie Domi (dough-me). Domi squirts the front row of fans tonight, and evidently he got a little water on this guy in row two who hits the glass, breaks it, and falls into the penalty box. Domi is the Maple Leafs tough guy, so we'll have to assume that this fan isn't exactly the smart guy. Leafs win it 2-to-1.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The road to the final four includined a drenched bunch of Dookies deprting Durham after daybreak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is headed to his 9th Final four since 1986. Team captain Shane Battier says the Blue Devils are appreciative of the opportunity to play Maryland for the fourth time this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Shane Battier/Duke Senior Captain; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....game already."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1201] The Duke and Maryland game will tip off at about 8:17 on Saturday night right after the first national semi-final between Arizona and Michigan State. Both games are on Your Hometown Station and both games are basically tossups. And until someone takes the title - it still belongs to Michigan State.
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[wipe to eng#][S-MSU]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL I CAN'T...]
[SUPER=01-Tom Izzo/Michigan St. Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=...TO WIN IT."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-90]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Talk of the Roanoke Express being sold has been going on now for several months.
[graphic=ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP FULL!!!! 18050]


In today's edition of Roundhouse Wrapup Steve Mason updates us on the wheeling and dealing and introduces us to the team's brand new general manager.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Doyle/New Express General Manager; :08]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=...Round House wrap up"]
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[S-ECHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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In one other ECHL note - the league announced its all-rookie team yesterday and Roanoke defenseman Jeff Sproat deservedly made the six man team. The unfortunate thing is that since the team is limited to just six players - neither Adam Dewan nor Doug Sheppard were rewarded for their outstanding seasons. Roanoke plays in Richmond tomorrow night, and then plays its final regular season home game Saturday at 7:35 against Wheeling.

That's gonna do it for now, we'll have more later on Mornin'[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83 1:50:01]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


New Virginia coach Al Groh will hold his first spring workout tomorrow beginning at 3:55 in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Yesterday he held a news conference to brief the media on the winter weight training program and to update everyone on the team's progress as spring football begins. Team chemistry isn't the only focus for Groh, he's making sure his staff is on the same page as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="they]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....gone well"]
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[S-Andretti]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ANDRETTI]

John Andretti's crew chief, Greg Steadman, was fined $20 thousand dollars today because Andretti's second place car at Bristol was found to be too low during the post race inspection. The car has to be at least 51 inches high - his Dodge was not.