[NEws-heads]

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Coming up on News 7-
A family is murdered in an upscale Philadelphia suburb .. details straight ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


New information that John Walker Lindh knew Osama bin laden was sending- suicide teams to America.
Plus we'll hear from Steve Spurrier.. as he gets ready to take over the Redskins.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus another nice day in store..
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 15:39:41]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN ASHROFT: THE U.S. DOES NOT CASUALLY NOR CAPRICIOUSLY CHARGE ONE OF ITS OWN OF PROVIDING SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS.))

[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS.]
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[VO-NAT]


But not only is John Walker Lindh being charged- court records say he knew Osama bin Laden had sent suicide teams into the U-S.
Court records also show bin laden thanked Lindh for taking part in the holy war.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Tonight Attorney General John Ashcroft said youth is not absolution for (TRECH-ERY) treachery.
But he said the United States will not seek the death penalty against Lindh.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Daniel Greenwood/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=standard]

((THE SO CALLED AMERICAN TALIBAN...JOHN WALKER WILL FACE JUSTICE IN THE U.S...AS A CIVILIAN. AMONG THE CHARGES..CONSPIRACY TO KILL AMERICAN CITIZENS AND PROVIDING AID TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: "Youth is not absolution for treachery, and personal self-discovery is not an excuse to take up arms against one's country'' WALKER FACES LIFE IN PRISON BUT NOT THE DEATH PENALTY. ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: "We are confident in going forward ... in the meantime, our investigation against Walker will continue. We have not ruled out filing additional charges against him." AND AS THE U.S. MILITARY PREPARES TO HAND WALKER OVER TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT... THEIR MISSION TO BRING OTHER TALIBAN AND AL-QUADA TO JUSTICE CONTINUES... IN KANDAHAR MARINES ARE PREPARING TO SEARCH NEW LOCATIONS WHERE IT IS BELIEVED SUPPORTERS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN ARE STILL HIDING OUT. THEY COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER, LITERALLY. TROOPS HAVE ALREADY DISCOVERED A HIDEOUT RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR BASE IN KANDAHAR. CAPT. DANIEL GREENWOOD/U.S MARINES: They did notice a number of tunnels and cave openings in that area as well as some crawl spaces underneath houses where they identified several munitions caches and that was what we exploded several hours ago. DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY SEVERAL NEW DETAINEES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DURING THE ONGOING OPERATION. BUT THERE IS STILL MORE WORK LEFT TO DO. THE PENTAGON SAYS THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF CAVE AND TUNNEL HIDEOUTS AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO LOCATE ALL OF THEM. GETTING HIS FIRST LOOK AT THIS CONFLICT, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL IS ON HIS WAY TO THE REGION. HE'LL VISIT PAKISTAN, INDIA AND AFGHANISTAN...WHERE HE WILL MEET WITH NEW AFGHAN LEADERS AND PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR RE-CONSTRUCTION OF THE WAR TORN COUNTRY.))

[Pentagon-Money]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some West Virginia 8th-graders are helping rebuild the Pentagon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington]


The students from Moorefield Middle School helped create the Show Your Pride in the Military Fund.
It's a separate government fund that allows for private donations to help rebuild the Pentagon.
The students raised more than ten-thousand dollars.
They presented the check to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today.
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[PA-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A multiple murder-suicide in one of Pennsylvania's richest communities tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ardmore, PA]


Police say Michael Burgess of Ardmore used a handgun to shoot and kill his wife, her parents, his stepdaughter and himself.
When they responded to the house after getting a call from a woman, they found the father-in-law in the back yard, wounded.
Before he died, he was able to tell officers the shooter was inside.
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[Narrows-Student]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Giles county student is charged with threatening bodily injury to a student and teacher- over the internet. Police say the 15-year-old Narrows High School student had a website where he threatened to tie the two up and beat them with a hammer. Another student observed the site and reported it to the school officials. Police say the site contained satanic material. The Narrows Police Department says it will act quickly whenever students or teachers are threatened over the internet.


[Calvary-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC55:41]
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Parking is at a premium in much of downtown Roanoke. A local church has come up with a solution for its congregation-- but may soon have to abandon the plan. [***News 7 at 11 MB Graphic***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/ MB SET]

Teresa Hamilton has been looking into the story and joins us now...
[LIVE=Teresa Full MB Set]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, Calvary Baptist Church wants to purchase property next door for parking but the real estate deal is now in limbo because of a conflict with the city.
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[IN Q=Here at ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Purcell/Calvary Baptist Church Associate Pastor; :15 ]
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[OUT Q=make our case.]

(( Here at Calvary Baptist Church on Campbell Avenue parking is in very short supply... That's why church leaders want to purchase part of this former Cotton Mill for 500- thousand dollars.
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[sot 01:26:59]
[IN Q= OVER THE YEARS]

((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: OVER THE YEARS WE'VE FOUND THAT OLDER FOLKS ARE LESS LIKELY TO COME OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WALK FARTHER FROM A PARKING SPACE. ALSO THIS IS AN ISSUE OF CHURCH GROWTH IT'S NOT ATTRACTIVE FOR A CHURCH TO ONLY BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE PARKING THAT'S A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY. )) [runs20]
[out q=couple of blocks away.]

But to turn this corner lot into 65- paved parking spaces-- the church says it needs to demolish the two vacant buildings on the property. Roanoke's Architectural Review Board has ruled against the proposal. The board has reportedly said one of the buildings can go-- but wants the church to keep a portion of the other building for architectural or historic value. Church leaders plan to appeal to city council.
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[sot 01:29:37]
[in q= Many church members]

((DREW PURCELL/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: MANY CHURCH MEMBERS AND OTHER FRIENDS OF OUR CAUSE SUCH AS THE JEFFERSON CENTER FOLKS AND LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS AND KAZIM SHRINE OVER HERE WILL ALSO BE WITH US AND HELPING US MAKE OUR CASE. )) [RUNS15]
[out q =make our case.]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Teresa Full/MB Set]


The chairman of Roanoke's architectural review board did not immediately return out call...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/ MB SET]


Jean, the church and its supporters will make their case to city council next Tuesday evening.
After that, the church will decide if it wants the property.

[NYC-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A shooting in a New York city school- leaves two students hospitalized tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

It happened this afternoon at Martin Luther King Junior High School on the Upper West Side- on what would have been King's 73-rd birthday... The two victims- one 17 and the other 18... are both in serious condition. Police say an 18-year-old student is in custody. The school was locked down today while police searched the building... classes were soon dismissed and the students sent home. Many parents rushed to the school after hearing reports on the radio.
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[Pit-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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One Nebraska city is considering a ban on pit bulls- after a viscious attack.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Bellevue, NE ]


The city attorney is drafting an ordinance that would make it illegal to own a pit bull and some other dangerous animals within Bellvue city limits-
The move comes after a pit bull bit off a toddler's genitals.
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[SOT 19:33:24]
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((MIKE KINNY/BELLEVUE CITY COUNCIL: I DON'T KNOW IF PIT BUILLS ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN NEBRASKA OR ANYWHERE ELSE .. ALL I KNOW IS WHATHHAPPENED AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLY TRAGIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Kinney/Bellevue City Council; ]
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[OUT Q=absolutely horribly tragic.]
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[VO-NAT 05 plus pad`]


But the proposal has some dog owners mad. They fighting against the proposal.
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[Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A stolen pit bull appears to have been the motive behind a fatal drive-by shooting in Halifax County.
Now two teenagers face murder charges for last summer's incident.
Nineteen year old James Earl Hodge and a 16 year old boy were arrested yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]

[File on tape 01-25 TC1:05:06]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 25, 2001]


They're both charged with the murder of 22-year old Douglas Witcher in a drive by shooting last June.
Another man was shot four times but survived.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The arrests were made by a special task force of local and state law enforcement agencies, set up after a string of shootings in the county last summer.

[Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

As many as 240 jobs are in the cross-hairs in the New River Valley. Layoffs are set to begin this Spring in an UNlikely line of work, considering we're at war.
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[IN Q=Boom]
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[OUT Q=ka-boom.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iraq/1991]

The 240 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be out of work beginning the first of April. It's one of the things they make at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, the Army's only munitions propellant manufacturing facility.
[SUPER=03-Radford]

A company spokeswoman confirms Alliant Techsystems- -the firm that runs the plant for the Army- -lost the contract to make M-14 munitions propellant, but would not confirm that the contract had gone to Canada. Union President Luther Woolwine says A-T-K has been conducting "town meetings" throughout the plant since Friday, explaining the impact of loosing the M-14 contract.
HE says the workers are being told that as many as 90 people will lose their jobs by April first. Another 150 will be let go sometime after that.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

American Powder Company President Pat Nolan has a meeting at the Pentagon tomorrow. He declined comment until after he returns from Washington.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Governor Warner gets going on his top to bottom review of State government... and that has some state employees worried.
Details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And it could be a while before traffic gets back to normal along one part of Route 460.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="Hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=.....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans this is Roy Stanley and here's what's happening Virginia Tech hosted Villanova in a big East game at the Cassell, The Virginia Cavaliers had big A-C-C showdown with Wake Forest Steve Spurrier meets with the media today and the Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse hosting Cincinnati.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[XGR-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC53:00]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


With the state facing a five billion dollar shortfall over the next four and a half years, Governor Mark Warner says Virginia has no choice but to make substantial changes.
Today he created a new commission to review state government, and he asked former Governor Doug Wilder to lead it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Because of these dramatic changes]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; BECAUSE OF THESE DRAMATIC CHANGES, AND BECAUSE OUR BUDGET IS BADLY OUT OF BALANCE, WE MUST TAKE A BOLD NEW LOOK AT HOW STATE GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
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[OUT Q=how state government does business.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor says he's looking for bold actions: a far-reaching review of state government that could eliminate some services and consolidate others.
And that's making state employees nervous.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The only people]

((DOUG WILDER/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED FEAR ANYTHING ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DEAD WEIGHT AND DEAD WOOD.)) ((JOAN DENT/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: I THINK THERE ARE MANY GOOD WORKERS IN STATE GOVERNMENT, AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD WORKERS AND YES THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR. THERE'S NO ONE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman; :02 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Joan Dent/Va. Government Employees Assoc.; :08]
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[OUT Q=that they are running.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Governor Warner has given the 15- member commission seven months to complete its first report, and deliver recommendations to his desk.

[Danville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A bank robber scattered money across a Danville street this morning.
The robbery happened at the American National Bank on Main Street.
Police say a man entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.
When staff handed over the cash, the suspect left but didn't get far before a dye pack exploded scattering money in a nearby street.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, between 5-feet-8 and 6-feet-2, weighing more than 250 pounds.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Danville Police.

[L'burg-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:18:25]
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Lynchburg's police chief says he needs more officers to handle a rise in domestic violence and drunk driving calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A report issued today showed Lynchburg's overall crime rate was down about one and a half percent from the year 2000.
But of the city's six murders last year, five were domestic-related.. and Chief Charles Bennett says he'll make the argument for more personnel.
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[SOT 10:20:28]
[IN Q=I think I]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I THINK I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO LET BOTH THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE. CERTAINLY THE BUDGET THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=have to be made.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett says training and equipping five new officers would cost more than 300- thousand dollars.
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[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The Accounting Firm for energy company Enron today fires a senior auditor.
It's the latest move as the Enron investigation goes on.
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[IN Q=(Jean Cart) Accounting firm]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Beucke/Business Week; 13]
[SUPER=01-William Lerach/Attorney for Enron Employees; 33]
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[OUT Q=of accounting scandals]
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[***JEAN ON CART***]
Accounting firm Arthur Anderson has fired the man who handled Enron's audits- and its put at least two others on leave.
That after word that some Anderson employees destroyed documents related to energy giant.
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[SOT 20:31:04]
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((DAN BEUCKE/BUSINESS WEEK: AT THE LEAST, IT MEANS ANDERSON IS ADMITTING THERE WAS WRONGDOING WITHIN THE FIRM.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=WITHIN THE FIRM.]
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[VO-NAT 13.5]


If true, some say there were 52 million reasons why Anderson might have bent the rules- the amount Enron paid the firm two years ago in fees.
But slightly more than half was not for auditing, but consulting.
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[SOT 20:31:23]
[IN Q=]

((WILLIAM LERACH: YOU SIMPLY CAN'T EXPECT AUDITORS TO BE INDEPENDENT OF CLIENTS WHO ARE PAYING THEM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR CONSULTING WORK AS WELL.. THIS HAS TO BE FIXED.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=THIS HAS TO BE FIXED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also today a damning memo subpoenaed by congress shows tope enron executives may have known Enron was in trouble before the collapse.
The memo...an employee wrote to chairman Ken Lay says it sure looks like layman on the street that we're hiding losses. I am incredibly nervous that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals.))
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Trucks on Interstate 81... the controversy heats up again after a series of accidents.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later... they were supposed to be soup... but now they've been saved.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Montvale-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC09:12]
[SS=Accident Invest.]


State police say charges are pending against the truck driver involved in an accident last night on Route 460.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;]


The accident occurred around 8-30 when an empty tanker hit a car.
The truck, driven by Douglas Wayne Lawhorne, then hit both sides of the Goose Creek bridge guard rail, knocking sections out.
While no structural damage was done to the road, V-DOT says the bridge needs to be closed while the concrete guardrail is replaced.
Officials said today they hope to have the bridge closed by Friday and divert westbound traffic to an eastbound lane.
Currently one lane is open westbound.
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[Truck-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:33:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A series of accidents on Interstate 81 involving tractor trailers has officials warning drivers to stay alert. A wreck this morning near Ironto involved a truck that ran off the road and tipped over. Nobody was seriously injured.
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[VO-NAT on tape 01-52 @ 1:37:13]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 8;]

That was not the case last week in Rockbridge County. One woman was killed when a truck crashed through a guardrail and landed on her car. Over the past two weeks, semis have been involved in four wrecks. Officials blame the problem on drivers not paying attention on a road notorious for being overcrowded.
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[SOT7:28:43-7:28:54 on raw tape TRUCK ACCIDENTS]
[IN Q=What we have is increasing traffic...]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: WHAT WE HAVE IS INCREASING TRAFFIC AND, QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S BEGINNING TO REACH CAPACITY. I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, A LOT OF CONGESTION AND THERE'S BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC, AS WELL.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:27:00-7:27:11]

((SGT. C. DANIEL JESSEE/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE NEEDED THE TRAFFIC LANES TO BE WIDER. WE NEED THREE LANES SOUTH AND THREE LANES NORTH. THAT WOULD REALLY HELP A LOT AND GIVE US A LITTLE MORE SPACE WHERE TRAFFIC CAN SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/VDOT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. C. Daniel Jessee/State Police; :10]
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[OUT Q=spread out a little bit more.]
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[VO-NAT]

VDOT plans to widen Interstate 81 but says it could be another 6 to 10 years before construction begins. In the meantime, the agency is considering adding heavier, crash-resistant guardrails.
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[Hurley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC46:02]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


A Roanoke businessman and civic leader is the first Republican to make a bid for City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mark Hurley is the former owner of Hurley's Restaurant and is now the executive director of a downtown program for troubled kids.
He's vying for one of three seats open in the May election.
Hurley says he'll help the city make sound business decisions and invest in neighborhoods and public-private partnerships, like the Grandin Theatre.
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[SOT 6:54:05 - :14]
[IN Q=I want to give]

((MARK HURLEY: I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE CITY. THE CITY'S BEEN GREAT TO MY BUSINESS, SUPPORTED ME FOR MANY YEARS AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Hurley/(R) Roanoke City Council Cand.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=people of Roanoke.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Republicans Paul Higgins and Steve Mabry are expected to announce their bids tomorrow.
And Mayor Ralph Smith promises several more will emerge before the G-O-P's mass meeting in Roanoke on February 5th.
Incumbent Nelson Harris and three new candidates are running on the Democrat's side.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Steve Spurrier meets the media today in Washington and Tampa Bay fires head coach Tony Dungy opening the Door for Bill Parcells. But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


In Baseball, The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Gary Sheffield to the Atlanta Braves.
In return the Dodgers get outfielder Brian Jordan, pitcher Odalis Perez and a minor league pitcher.
Sheffield, who had problems with the Dodgers front office, hit 311 with 36 homers and 100 R-B-I's.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 (30:54)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Wake Forest rolled into University Hall last night for an A-C-C matchup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/RAYCOM; :]


The two teams are both ranked in the top 15.
Wake at 14 goes to Antwan Scott he hits the shot from the baseline and the Demon Deacons led 17 to 8.
But the Cavaliers work the ball Travis Watson to Roger Mason Junior for the three pointer cuts the lead to 7.
Wake Forest would answer that basket when Josh Howard hit the basket to up the lead to 9.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#10/86/Wake Forest#14/74/; :]


The game remained close throughout the second half and Virginia goes on to win it 86 to 74.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:04:22)]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Virginia Tech welcomed another Big East opponent to the Cassel last night hoping to get that first conference win.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/ESPN2; :]


Villanova would get a slow start.
Tech's Eric Branham hits the jumper as the Hokies complete a 15 to 2 run to lead by 8.
The Wildcats get it to Derrick Snowdon he takes it to the hoop drawing the foul but Villanova trailed 21 to 13.
Tech would get it up the floor to Bryant Matthews he drives to the baseline scoring the hoop and drawing the foul.

[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/75/Villanova/77/;]


The Hokies continued to get up the court this time Carlos Dixon hits the three but Villanova scores with a second left to win it 77 to 75.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 (31:24)]
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Two of the Valley's top teams met on the hardwood last night. Cave Spring came out on top beating Roanoke Catholic 74 to 52.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs Celtics; :]


The two teams would play before a sell out crowd at the Celtics gym.
Tadas Mankevicius pulls up outside and hits the three pointer but the Celtics trailed by 4.
Cave Spring's Jake Kaplan gets the full court pass from Tom Hagan and he scores ending the second quarter up by six.
The Celtics's Tony Hairston finds the opening and hits the jumper at the key to make it 35 to 28 Cave in the third.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/74/Roanoke Catholic/52/; :]


Cave's J.J. Reddick hits the three pointer he would finish with 32 as the Knights beat the Celtics 74 to 52.
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[S-Express]


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The Express notched a shut-out at home last night beating Cincinnati 7 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Cincinnati; :]


The Express hit the ice ready for the game.
Rick Kowalsky would get the evening started when he scores the goal in the first period the Express led 1 to nothing.
The Express then worked the power play getting it to Terence Tootoo who fires the puck into the net in the third period Roanoke 6 to nothing.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/7/Cincinnati/0/; :]


Frank Novock would tally Roanoke's final score and the Express cruises to the 7 to nothing win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Mike Stevens continues his reports from NASCAR's media tour. More later on Mornin.

[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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He's the new breed of NASCAR
Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller Dale Earnhart, Junior on the NASCAR media tour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Three Wins in 2001; :18]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :29]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Pennzoil Chevy Driver; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:17]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports.]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports have a great day everybody.

[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[TAPE#=SP-107 (54:22)]
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Steve Spurrier met with the media at the Redskins training facility in Ashburn today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :]


Spurrier is the highest paid coach in the N-F-L at 5 million dollars a year for five years.
And he said the major goal is to get the Redskins back to the level of play when Joe Gibbs coached the team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I don't]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=....very similar."]
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[S-Dungy]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Tony Dungy was fired today as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucanners. Dungy coached the Bucs for 6 seasons posting a 54 and 42 record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Former Giants and Jets coach Bill Parcells appears to be the leading candidate to replace Dungy.
Sources say Parcells is already putting his staff together and the announcement could come in the next 4 to 6 days.

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[Rescued-Turtles]


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They were on their way to a crock pot, but they've won a reprieve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]


Authorities rescued about seven thousand turtles from Hong Kong.
Smugglers were going to sell the them to asian restaurants... because they're a delicacy.
Instead, zoos around the world will take care of them.
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