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Coming up on News 7-
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Two days after his arrest for murder- a Roanoke man is found dead- in his jail cell.
A Roanoke man is arrested, charged with shooting a cab driver... Now police say he's wanted in another state too.
And it's a rough, tough night in Salem.. but this is for fun and money.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

A man accused of murdering a Roanoke woman takes his own life in his jail cell.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Good evening....

[Hale]


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At four o'clock this afternoon deputies at the Roanoke City Jail found Earl Hale hanging by his bed sheets.
Hale is charged with killing Charlene Ramsey outside Hot Rods Car Care on January second.
This is the second inmate that's killed himself since January.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kate and Jean/Microwave;]

Kate Weidaw joins us from the Roanoke City Police Department with more.
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[SUPER=@Kate1]
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Earl Hale was arrested on Wednesday after more than three months on the run.
Since he was brought to the Roanoke City Jail early Thursday morning three mental health professionals declared Hale was not suicidal.
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((On January second Earl Hale allegedly went to Hot Rods Car Care and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend Charlene Ramsey and wounded Rodney Basham outside the shop. Hale eluded police for more then three months before being arrested at a Richmond bus station on Wednesday. When Hale was brought into the Roanoke City Jail Thursday morning Sheriff George McMillan says deputies called in mental health professionals.

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((SHERIFF GEORGE MCMILLAN: WE HEARD RUMORS THAT HE WOULD HAVE RATHER BEEN KILLED THEN TAKEN BACK TO JAIL, AND WE SAID IF HE'S SAYING THAT THEN WE BETTER TAKE PRECAUTIONS.))
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Between Thursday morning and 3:30 in the afternoon on Friday mental health professionals determined he was not suicidal. At 4 a deputy found Hale hanging in his cell.

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((SHERIFF GEORGE MCMILLAN: WE FOUND MR. HALE HANGING FROM A SHEET THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE LIGHT FIXTURE ON HIS CELL.))

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Sheriff McMillan says inmates are checked on at least twice an hour.
Hale was in a separation cell when he killed himself.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kate and Jean /Microwave;]


The Ramsey family could not be reached for comment tonight.

[Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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A Roanoke man is behind bars tonight, charged with shooting a Cab driver.
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This morning police arrested 21 year old Phillip Alex Foreman from Roanoke and charged him with robbery and aggravated malicious wounding.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]


Police say Foreman shot John Powers Sunday morning.
Powers dropped Foreman off on West Side Boulevard.
Officials say that's when Foreman demanded money, shot out the two way radio, and then shot Powers once in the back.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After the arrest officials found Foreman is also wanted by the F-B-I in Atlanta for a murder in January.
He is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
The cab driver remains in Duke Medical Center in fair condition.

[Race-Business]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC1:43:44]
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You have a better chance of hitting the lottery than finding a hotel room in Martinsville this weekend.
Fans are revving up for the Winston Cup Race.
News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele took a spin to the track today.
She's got the story.
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[IN Q=Gentlemen, keep your engines]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :08]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Pickett/Hampton Inn; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dodd/NASCAR Fan; :29]
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(( Gentlemen, keep your engines running.. you're going to have to keep driving if you want a hotel room.
That's the word from the Hampton Inn and dozens of other Martinsville hotels.
The closet one with a vacancy -- Greensboro, North Carolina.
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((LISA PICKETT/HAMPTON INN: USUALLY IF WE HAVE A CALCULATION ITS ALREADY SOLD WHEN A ROOM IN CANCEL LED WE RESELL IT.))
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Hotel rooms may be hard to come by, but NASCAR souvenirs aren't.
From the looks of it, everybody is racing to get a piece of the action.
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((BOB DODD/NASCAR FAN: IT TOOK US FIVE HOURS TO GET HERE TODAY. WE LEFT ABOUT 6:00 THIS MORNING. HOW MUCH IS THE HOTEL RUNNING YOU? ABOUT A HUNDRED DOLLARS A PIECE.)) [RUNS06]
Between souvenirs, a hotel room, food and a Winston Cup Ticket, fans are looking at a $500 weekend.
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((NO SUPER: THAT'S JUST FOR THE WEEKEND, BUT IT'S FUN! WE'RE DEDICATED, BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT, IT'S ALL WORTH IT.)) [RUNS08]
And as long as the wheels keep spinning, fans will keep Martinsville in the fast lane.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Martinsville.))

[Tech-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC20:45]
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Virginia Tech is stepping up protection against foot and mouth disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Today, postings went up warning those who have recently visited a country hit by the disease, that they are not permitted in the school's livestock facilities.
Travelers are banned from those areas for five days, a time frame the U-S Department of Agriculture has put in place.
Foot and mouth is a highly contagious disease that has forced British officials to slaughter over one-million animals...
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[SOT-15:30:32]
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((PETER EYRE/VA-MARYLAND VETERINARY COLLEGE DEAN; THE MORE IT SPREADS IN EUROPE THE GREATER THE CHANCE OF IT SPREADING SOMEWHERE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD LIKE THE U-S SO WE FEEL THAT IT'S PRUDENT AT THIS TIME TO RESTRICT CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MOVEMENT AND TRAFFIC WITHIN OUR COLLEGE. ))
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No cases are confirmed in the U-S, but one way it can spread is through dirt on shoes and clothing.
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[Etoys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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E-toys is out of the toys business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs]


The internet toy seller officially closed its Blairs distribution center today.
About 20 employees will remain to tie up loose ends.
The company laid off all its employees after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.
At one time, e-toys in Blairs employed about 300 full-time employees and 900-temporary workers during the peak holiday season.
Economic leaders in Pittsylvania County say there is already interest from businesses who want to move into the Blairs facility.
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[L'burg-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More than two dozen people are in custody following a major drug sweep in Lynchburg today.
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A grand jury indicted 30 people on charges including possession and sale of cocaine and marijuana.
Some of the sales occurred inside Lynchburg restaurants like Cattle Annie's and the Dahlia.
Others were made with the help of several cab drivers.
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[SOT 12:13:13]
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((LT. JERRY STOKES/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE FIRST THAT WERE CHARGED WERE MORE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE DRUG SALES THAN SOME OF THE OTHERS. SOME OF THE OTHERS WERE JUST MERELY TAKING PEOPLE TO, OUR UNDERCOVER OFFICER TO DRUG AREAS AND KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
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[VO-NAT]


Stokes says those drivers could have their licenses revoked.
He adds the restaurants involved could lose their A-B-C licenses to sell liquor.
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[Liberty-Bell]


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The Liberty Bell stands for freedom.. but today one Ameican used his freedom to attack the bell- with a hammer.
The 26-year old
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[VO-NAT]
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reportedly walked up to the bell and took a whack at it with a hammer- at least four times- yelling `God lives on''
A group of students was visitng the bell at the time.
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((HE SLAMMED IT. THE NATIONAL PARK GUY HE JUMPED ON HIM AND THREW HIM DOWN. IT WAS HORRIBLE.. CHAOS EVERYWHERE THE STUDENTS WERE JUST TERRIFIED.))
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[OUT Q=WERE JUST TERRIFIED.]
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The hammer left nicks on the side of the 249 year old landmark.
The suspect is a self described wanderer from Nebraska.
He's charged with damaging U-S property and causing historical damage. He could face 7-years in prison.
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[Tough-Man]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The bell was ringing inside the Salem Civic Center tonight... marking the rounds of the Rough and Rowdy Boxing Brawl Contest.
Dozens of men and women stepped into the ring to fight for five-thousand dollars in prizes.
Photographer William Gum gives us a ring-side seat.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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There could be progress in the effort to get grounded American service-people back from China.
The latest next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear from one of the first people in the Roanoke Valley operated on by a robot.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, Jeff Gordon starts on the pole for the Virginia 500, Michael Vick showcased his skills this morning in front of 14 N-F-L scouts and coaches and the Roanoke Express opened the East Coast Hockey League playoffs on the road at Toledo.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[China-plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Reports now that a deal to bring the American crew home could come this weekend.
Teri Okita reports, the crew is being well taken care of- staying in officers quarters- and eating catered meals.


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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; :25]
[Super=01-Gen. Neal Sealock/U. S. Defense Attache; 1:00]
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((Chinas Foreign Minister headed to the State Department Friday for another meeting--Diplomatic efforts are intensifying to end the standoff over the grounded American spy plane and its crew. This picture of the crew is the only glimpse we have of the 24 Americans--detained by China. It was taken at their first meeting with an American diplomat. Now after a second meeting, officials think their release may be near. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "THERE HAS BEEN MOVEMENT IN THE NEGOTIATIONS, AND WE ARE ENCOURAGED AT THIS POINT." Officials seem to be waiting for Chinas President to sign off on an agreement. It would have the US say it is sorry for the loss of the Chinese pilot. The crew would then be released and the incident turned over to a Joint US - Chinese Commission where the two sides could argue about what caused the accident. After the first meeting, the plane itself would be released. An American general met with the crew. In this interview filed by videophone, he said all were in good shape. GEN. NEAL SEALOCK: "THE CREW IS IN GREAT SPIRITS."))


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Virginia's Senior Senator John Warner seemed positive about the progress with China.
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((THE TALKS ARE GOING VERY WELL WITH UNITED STATES AND CHINA.))
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Warner says both parties are moving toward a letter than will contain an exchange of views. But as far as an apology....
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((WARNER: I WOULD SAY THE QUESITON OF AN APOLOGY IS NOT IN ANY WAY TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE LETTER WE HAVE. ON THIS SIDE QUITE PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY BEGINNING AS EARLY AS LAST SUNDAY WHEN I AND AN AMBASSADOR AND OTHERS EXPRESED REGRET OVER THE LOSS OF LIFE.))
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Warner says he hopes a deal can be reached soon.

[Bus-Accident]


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A head-on collision between a car and a Botetourt County school bus sent several people to the hospital today, but the injuries were not serious.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The accident happened around 8:30 in the morning on Alternate Route 220.
The driver and students on the school bus saw it coming, as the car crested a hill,crossed the divided highway and hit the bus head-on.
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((MOST OF THE PEOPLE LIKE TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE BUS, I GUESS THEY HELD ON REAL HARD AND KIND OF TENSED UP WHEN THEY HIT AND I PROBABLY SPRAINED THEIR WRISTS AND JARRED THEIR BACKS, AND A COUPLE OF THEM HAD HURT NECKS, I THINK.))
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[OUT Q=had hurt their necks I think.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the driver of the car, a 16- year- old student at Lord Botetourt high School, may have had a blackout caused by a diabetic condition. He faces a charge of reckless driving.
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[Hillsville-Fire]


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Two restaurants burned in Carroll County today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Fire officials say the blaze started in the kitchen of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Hillsville.
Crews from Hillsville, Galax and Cana contained the fire, but not before it damaged the Family Fish House next door.
The Fire Chief says the fire could have been a lot worse if it had the time to spread to other stores in the strip mall.
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[CA-power]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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California's largest power company is filing for bankruptcy protection- but the lights won't go out because of it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]


Pacific Gas and Electric will keep operating.
It'll now be able to protect its assets while it tries to dig itself out of financial troubles.
P-G and E has run up nearly nine billion dollar deficit from buying electricity.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7, Roanoke County honors its police officers, past and present.
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[VO-NAT]


And two of the most perfect Gems in the United States go on the auction block.
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[Robot-Surgery]


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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC16:12]
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A Roanoke man finds out what it's like to have a robot perform part of his operation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Carilion Video]


Just two days ago doctors operated on Kyle Thomas using the da Vinci Surgical System.
The robot was used to perform part of his heart bypass operation.
Thomas says he was never worried about having the robots operating on him.
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[SOT7:28]
[IN Q=I feel real good]

((KYLE THOMAS/PATIENT: I FEEL REAL GOOD. I COULD WALK AROUND THIS WHOLE FLOOR AND WOULDN'T BOTHER ME AND THAT'S GOT TO BE PRETTY PHENOMENAL WHEN YOU HAD YOUR CHEST CUT OPEN THE OTHER DAY))
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[VO-NAT]


Doctor Joseph Baker say using the da Vinci system is less invasive than older procedures that would require either splitting the breast bone, or making incisions between the ribs.
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[SOT11:56]
[IN Q=The other beneft is that people just recover]

((DR. JOSEPH BAKER/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON: THE OTHER BENEFIT IS THAT PEOPLE JUST RECOVER SO MUCH MORE QUICKLY. WE USUALLY LET PEOPLE GET BACK TO NORMAL ACTIVITY AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS AT HOME VERSUS A MONTH OR TWO IF WE HAVE TO MAKE THE BIG INCISION AND OPEN THE BREAST BONE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Baker/Cardiothoracic Surgeon]
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[OUT Q=a big incision and open the breast bone]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas is the first patient to use the da Vinci Surgical System.
He is expected be released from the hospital tomorrow.
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[County-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC53:38]
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The Roanoke County Police Department recognized its employees today, and remembered one of its detectives.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Detective Clay (STUR-jul) Sturgill died in July after a heart attack.
He started out with the county as a dispatcher and worked his way up to detective.
A plaque will be placed in the department's gym, which Sturgill was instrumental in building.
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[IN Q=Clay was a great officer]

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF; CLAY WAS A GREAT OFFICER.... ...MISS HIM A GREAT DEAL.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=miss him a great deal.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke County Police also recognized its officer of the year, Animal Control Officer Ken (BRUFF-man) Broughman.
And its Life Saving award went to Officer Mike Frost who performed C-P-R on a week-old baby who had stopped breathing.

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[Gems]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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All that glitters is not gold at Christie's Auction house in New York-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Many colorful gems are up for bids this week- including the Rockefeller Saphhire.
The 62 carat sapphire is the finest in the world, not just because of its size but because of its color, shape and purity.
And then there is ("La-Favoree) diamond weighing in at more than 50-carats.
Experts say it is the whitest you can get.
It was on display at the `1933 world's fair in Chicago where it was heralded as America's finest stone.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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Jeff Gordon captures the pole at Martinsville and Michael Vick shows his stuff to some pro coaches and scouts at Virginia Tech today.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FSFL; :]


Lets go to Boston were former Red Sox Carl Yastremski throws out the first pitch as the Sox host the Devil Rays.
Manny Ramirez came up big on his first bat as a Red Sox he lined this three run homer over the left field wall and Boston beats Tampa Bay 11 to 4. And here are tonight's baseball scores.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (1:37:33)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Toledo]


The Roanoke Express opened the East Coast Hockey League playoffs on the road at Toledo last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH/WTOL; :]


The Express and Storm failed to score in the first period.
But in the first minute of the second Period Jeff Sproat fires the slap shot past the Storm goalie and the Express went on top 1 to nothing.
Then with 4 minutes left in the period Toledo's Andrew Williams gets in front of the net and scores to tie the game at 1 to 1.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Toledo/3/;Overtime]


The Express closed the period when Mike Peron gets the rebound shot the puck is in goalies glove but its over the line for the score but Toledo wins it 3 to 2 in overtime.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mst]
[TAPE#=SP-91]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]

Jeff Gordon was the big winner yesterday during time trials at Martinsville. But Mike Stevens says the local drivers also put on a show
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[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Virginia 500 Pole Winner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Qualified Second; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Qualified Third; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Qualified Fourth; :58]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Qualified 11th; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Starts 10th in Truck Race; 1:45]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Starts 31-st in Truck Race; 2:04]
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[OUT Q=....VIRGINIA 500."]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jeremy Mayfield//7. Jerry Nadeau//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Bobby Hamilton//10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Tony Stewart//17. Bill Elliott//18. Ricky Craven//19. Mike Wallace//20. Mike Skinner//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Ken Schrader//32. Sterling Marlin//33. Kyle Petty//34. Dave Blaney//35. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Mark Martin//37. Ward Burton//38. John Andretti//39. Ron Hornaday//40. Terry Labonte//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Elliott Sadler//42. Kurt Busch//43. Kevin Lepage//;]
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[S-Mike]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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14 NFL coaches and scouts watched Michael Vick workout for an hour yesterday at Virginia Tech. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have the story.
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((Michael Vick took the NFL coaches and scouts through a variety of throws, short hitch routs, deep balls and tosses off play action to name a few. The San Diego Chargers, owners of the top pick in the draft, say it looks more and more like Vick's their guy. ((:)) ((:))
But 10 other NFL teams in attendance aren't giving up just yet. Former Dallas signal caller and now Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson joined offensive coordinator Jack Riley in grading and interviewing Vick. ((:))
Vick's contract could command as much as 50 million dollars and while he lacks the experience, his attitude fits right into the Chargers plans.))
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Jeff Gordon captures the pole for the Virginia 500. More when we return.