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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Today on News 7 at 5, a local businessman admits he took more than 600 thousand dollars from nonprofit organizations in the New River Valley,
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and 34 people are killed when a landslide knocks down an apartment building.
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You can count the showers on one hand this afternoon. Look for the continued warm and dry forecast just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
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In other news, a major figure in the U-V-A sports department is leaving.
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Plus we'll tell you how this kitty cat was able to help police nab some burglars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


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Local nonprofit organizations swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars found out what happened to their money today.
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[5-Poff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=501-10 7:26]
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A 44-year old Christiansburg businessman today admitted he took more than 600-thousand dollars intended for charity.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rick Poff pled guilty in federal court to defrauding a long list of businesses and charities in the New River Valley.
By far the largest amount- -365-thousand dollars- -came from New River Community Action. More than 100-thousand was intended for Habitat for Humanity.
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[SOT 21:21:40]
[IN Q=The whole philosophy]

((THE WHOLE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND NON-PROFIT IS NOT TO MAKE A PROFIT, AND HE WAS PROFITING QUITE WELL. I DON'T THINK HE ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT YET. I DON'T SEE THE REMORSE I WAS HOPING TO SEE.))
[SUPER=01-Terri Fitzwater-Palmore/Habitat for Humanity]
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[OUT Q=hoping to see.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Habitat and the others had hired Poff to do their bookkeeping and accounting.
The government says Poff took expensive trips, bought new vehicles.
He rang up 90-thousand dollars on credit cards- -including 26-hundred dollars at Ginger's Jewelry.
Poff will be sentenced in July.

[5-Wythe-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=501-03 11:12]
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A major crackdown on drugs in Wythe County today- Authorities there make the largest drug sweep in that area in years.
It was a team effort- between Sheriff's deputies, town police and state law enforcement.
News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Vaughan/Wythe Co. Investigator; 1:08]
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((((Nats - tc 2:05:34 "POLICE GET YOUR HANDS UP")) By seven this morning authorities were on the go, one by one chipping away at the drug problem in Wythe County (VO -QUICK SHOTS OF ARRESTS, ONE BY ONE, TC 2:41:18, 2:48:49, 2:34:22)
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((SHERIFF OSBORNE; IT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM WERE NOT BY OURSELVES IT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE STATE I THINK.))


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Nats tc 2:44:32 "READING RIGHTS" An estimated 60-arrests and some 200-indictments were served today. A majority of the charges were for distribution and possession of illegal narcotics Nats tc trunk 2:18:35 butt 2:18:44 (butt together evidence put in and trunk closing) The day's events are something officials say they have been anticipating and working on for well over a year.
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[SOT-2:57:49]
[IN Q=THEY WENT FROM]

((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THEY WENT AFTER PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY MOVING A LOT OF DRUGS EVERYTHING FROM LSD TO OXYCONTIN TO CRACK COCAINE))
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Nats tc 2:07:12 "DO YOU MIND IF WE TAKE A LOOK" Searches turn up everything from drug paraphernalia (tc 2:40:35), weapons (tc ?2:10:00??), illegal substances and even the very beginnings of some (VO tc ? pot plants taken out of car)****SOME WHAT??*** But while officials say the sweep will cripple the drug market in the area, it may not be for long
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((RICHARD VAUGHAN/INVESTIGATOR; IT WILL NIP IT IN THE BUD FOR A WHILE THEN, THEY ALL GET BONDED AND OUT AND CRANKED UP AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=UP AGAIN]

((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; THE SUSPECTS BROUGHT INTO CUSTODY TODAY WENT BEFORE A MAGISTRATE , THOSE WHO DON'T MAKE BOND WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE NEW RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL JAIL. RACHEL CANNON NEWS 7 WYTHEVILLE.))))


[5-China-Land]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A devastating scene in China- A landslide destroys an apartment building
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[SUPER=03-Chongqing, China ]

and kills at least 34 people.
25 famlies lived in the apartment building in Southwestern China- where the hill of rocks came tumbling down.
Only seven of the famlies were known to have escaped-
By this afternoon hundreds of soldiers and police had unearthed 34 bodies- after digging through the debris.
The official news agency there says rain probably loosened the earth- triggering the slide.
Others blame poor construction standards.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tensions between the United States and China are escalating-
Late this afternoon the U-S suspended all defense programs and activities with China, until further notice.
Ironically U-S military uniforms including black berets- are made in China.
But it appears that's changing too- Aleen Sirgany has more.
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[Super=01-Joel Hefley/(R) Colorado;]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Eric Shinseki/Army Chief of Staff;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

(( WHEN THE U.S. ARMY DECIDED THAT ALL SOLIDERS WOULD WEAR BLACK BERETS... INSTEAD OF JUST THE ELITE UNITS, THERE WAS A PROBLEM. Joel Hefley/R-Colorado: We dont like berets being purchased in china. THE ARMY SAYS THERE WASNT A U-S MANUFACTURER WHO COULD HANDLE THE MASSIVE ORDER AND SO THE U-S TURNED TO CHINA. BUT AFTER LAWMAKERS COMPLAINED, THE PENTAGON TOOK ACTION. Gen. Eric Shinseki/Army Chief of Staff I think you know Ive ordered the return of berets made in China. ALL OF THE BERETS ALREADY ISSUED TO SOLDIERS WILL BE TAKEN BACK, AND NO MORE BERETS WILL BE MADE IN CHINA.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON THE HEELS OF RISING TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THE CHINESE STILL HAVE THE U-S SPY PLANE, DESPITE REPEATED REQUESTS FROM PRESIDENT BUSH TO RETURN IT. A TEAM OF U-S ENGINEERS IS IN CHINA THIS WEEK HAS BEEN ALLOWED INTO THE PLANE, AND IS NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE PLANE BACK HOME. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "`There's an assessment team on the ground at the present time. We've received some reports back, but there's nothing conclusive on that point.'' ALEEN SIRGANY: And China's decision not to immediately return the spy plane may have led to the Defense Department's order to suspend all military relations with China. The Pentagon has formally halted all programs, contacts and activities until further notice. Aleen Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on the newscast, convicts in Virginia will now have longer to present D-N-A evidence that could clear them,
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and President Bush proposes changes to the Social Security system. We'll see what he wants to do following this break.
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[5-Social-Security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you had the chance to invest your own social security savings.. would you?
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It's one of the proposals President Bush is pushing-
The President says:
It's crucial to preserve the benefits of current retirees- and those nearing retirement.
To return the system to sound financial footing-
and to offer personal savings accounts to younger workers.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: TODAY YOUNGER WORKERS WHO PAY INTO SOCIAL SECURITY MIGHT AS WELL BE SAVING THEIR MONEY IN THEIR MATTRESSES. THAT'S HOW LOW THE RETURNS ARE ON THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.))
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Bush appointed a commission to take a look at social security- all of its members favor partially privitizing the system.
Democratic leaders don't like it.
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((SEN. THOMAS DASCHLE/D- MINORITY LEADER: WHAT IT MEANS IS YOU ARE GOING TO PUT YOUR RETIREMENT FUNDS AT RISK.))
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The committee is made up of seven Republicans and seven Democrats.
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[5-DNA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Governor Jim Gilmore has agreed to a bill that narrowly reforms Virginia's " toughest in the nation" 21 day rule.
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From his trade mission in Europe, the Governor signed into law a bill that would allow biological evidence, like D-N-A... to be tested at any time after the original trial.
If those tests prove innocence, the inmate could go free.
Current state law won't allow new evidence three weeks after trial.
Critics say the bill doesn't go far enough, and that any evidence that proves innocence should be admissable.
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[5-Suicide-Prevention]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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On Health Check tonight, every year more than 30 -thousand people commit suicide in the United States alone.
It's a problem that affects all age groups.
And the Surgeon General says it's time to do something about it.
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Today, David Satcher announced a national plan to prevent suicide.
He's calling on public and private groups to work together.
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((DR. DAVID SATCHER/SURGEON GENERAL: SUICIDE PREVENTION IS EVERYBODY BUSINESS. SUICIDE AFFECTS ALL DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS IN AMERICA))
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A high school student told the crowd that it was her school's suicide prevention program that saved her life.
She says she had been depressed for a long time --and had considered suicide to deal with her problems.
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[IN Q=Now that I am learning more]

((MAGGIE MING/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: NOW THAT I AM LEARNING MORE ABOUT MYSELF I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER. THIS PROGRAM HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND MY FEELINGS WERE NOT BAD, THEY WERE ACTUALLY KIND OF NORMAL YOU KNOW, BUT THEY WERE NOT HEALTHY, NOT IN THE LEAST))
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Satcher says it will require a community based involvement to successfully deal with the problem.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hundreds of rescue personel have been training in the Valley this week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Seven different tactical reponse teams from around the commonwealth trained on scenarios ranging from a water rescue, rock climbing accidents, and even an obstacle course. Participants say this training experience will be invaluable in the field.
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[IN Q=I've learned more...]
[SUPER=01-Kent Mcilhany/Roanoke City Fire Department;]

((KENT MCILHANY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT;I'VE PROBABLY LEARNED MORE IN THE LAST 2 1/2 DAYS THAN IN 8 YEARS WITH THE DEPARTMENT))
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[OUT Q=with the department.]
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In one exercise, teams had to load an 18-hundred pound piece of farm machinery onto a trailer, and go down... and then back up a very steep hill. Organizers say they tried to come up with physical and mental challenges that promoted teamwork.
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[5-Hollins-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Charges have been dropped against two Hollins University students who protested naked at the school yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Chris Chappel and Annliv Young were charged with indecent exposure after appearing in public wearing only red paint.
Chappel and Young were one of about ten Hollins students who decided to bare it all for their cause at a campus demonstration.
The women claimed the stressful environment at Hollins stopped their menstrual cycle, hence the red paint.
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The two were arraigned at the Roanoke County courthouse this morning, but charges were dropped a short time later.


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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will tell you how you may be able to get a whloe lot of car for only one hudred dollars.
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Some of us dream of owning a luxury car... but with high price tags... not many are willing to pay the cost.
But, as Jacey Birch shows us, your dream can come true with just one hundred dollars and a whole lot of luck.
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Coming up next in sports, a former Virginia Tech star will NOT be playing in the N-F-L this year after all,
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and then a little later, we'll meet a feline investigator who could give the great mouse detective a run for his money.

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[5-Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Profit-taking in the blue chip sector followed yesterday's big runup- That produced a mixed market today.
Alexis Christoforous has the details in today's edition of marketwatch.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your mid week ticker.
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Terry Holland, athletic director at the University of Virginia the past six years, announced today that he will leave that position June first to become a special assistant to president John Casteen.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


In his new role, Holland will assist the University in things like planning for a facility to replace University Hall and marketing efforts with UVa sports.
Senior Associate athletic director Craig Littlepage will serve as the interim A.D. while Virginia conducts a national search to fill the position.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Washington Redskins wrapped up their first mini-camp under Marty Schottenheimer this past weekend, and unfortunately the camp did NOT include former Virginia Tech great Derek Smith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Last Summer; :00]

Smith was one of the top lineman in the nation his senior year at Tech and the Redskins drafted him in the 5th round in 1999. He was injury free his entire career at Tech, but blew out his left knee at the NFL combine and then last preseason against Tampa Bay he injured the right one. The right knee got banged up again and Smith was finally released by the team.
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[OUT Q=...THANKS THEM FOR IT."]
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The Skins are planning to take care of most of Smith's contract and compensate him for the disability he suffered from the injuries which have in effect ended his football playing days, but not his career.
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The Redskins hopes of getting Deion Sanders back suffered a huge setback last night. In his first game back in the majors since 1997 Prime time was simply awesome for the Cincinnati Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Fox-MLB; :00]

In his first at bat he lines a single to centerfield. Then in his second at bat, he goes yard with a three run dinger to right field. He finished the night with some phat stats, going 3-for-3, scoring twice and stealing a base as the Reds beat the Dodgers 7-to-6.
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that's it for the ticker, coming up at six Mike Stevens will take a closer look at a proposal to downgrade certain sports at the University of Virginia that could cripple baseball, see at six everybody.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Police in Washington state are crediting a women's pet with nabbing some cat burglars.
It seems it takes one to know one.
Deborah Horne explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Redmond, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Hebbard/Finbar's Owner; :20]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Deborah Horne for CBS News]

(( HE KNOWS HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
UP HERE, SO.
---


He may not look much like a
sleuth to you .. but Finbar, the
cat .. not even a year old yet
.. has already earned his crime
fighting stripes .. It happened
early Monday morning .. when he
tried to scratch his way into
the bedroom of his owner .. All
the commotion woke Julie Hebbard
up.
---

soc julie hebbard AND I WAS THIRSTY SO I CAME
HERE TO OUR KITCHEN WINDOW AND I
WAS GETTING A GLASS OUT OF THE
CUPBOARD .. AND HE JUMPED UP
HERE ON THE COUNTER .. AND I WAS
ABOUT READY TO SWAT HIM DOWN ..
AND THAT'S WHEN I SAW THE JEEP
.. IT CAME UP THAT DRIVEWAY WITH
NO LIGHTS ON.
---


The jeep headed straight for
the vehicles parked in the
garage.
---

soc julie hebbard THAT JEEP OVER THERE .. THEY
BROKE THE BACK WINDOW .. AND
THEN CLIMBED IN THROUGH THE
WINDOW AND WERE HANDING OUT ..
BAGS .. HER DUFFLE BAG AND HER
BRIEFCASE.
---


SHOT OF REDMOND POLICE So Julie called 9-1-1 ... Within
moments .. the Redmond police
had nabbed the prowlers. nad
none of it would have been
possible without Finbar the cat.
---

soc AND SO IT YOU KNOW IT WAS KINDA
NICE TO KNOW THEY'RE NOT GOING
TO BE DOING IT ANYMORE ..
---

soc So, Finbar. Do you have
anything to say for yourself?
NO, HE'S NOT MAKING ANY COMMENTS
.. ARE YA?
Tag: ))
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