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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Governor Warner outlines his plan to reverse Virginia's budget woes.
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And told her he wanted to take her picture. But he wound up killing her. Today, a Fort Lee soldier pleaded guilty.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Martinsville Speedway hooks up with MW Windows to get a clear view of pole day. Marcus Vick is having a big party tonight,
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and Jared White is likely celebrating as well after deciding to attend Northeastern University.
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[WX-Head]
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We need rain and that's exactly what the forecast calls for. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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((WE ARE ASKING ALL VIRGINIANS TO SHARE IN THE SACRIFICE.))
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Governor Warner outlines his fix for the state's three and half billion dollar problem.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith has the night off.

[XGR-Budget]


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Warner says there were no easy choices. Today he laid out a budget-cutting plan, that he describes as the best alternative in a difficult situation.
That plan includes a freeze of the car tax cut, no pay raise for state employees, and increases in some user fees.
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Joe Dashiell joins us from the capitol tonight with more on the Governor's plan.
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Shannon, as the budget shortfall has grown to three and half billion dollars over three years, it has become clear there is no easy fix.
The plan Governor Warner outlined this afternoon is complicated, and painful... but one he says will put Virginia back on firm financial ground.
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((NO ONE IN THIS ROOM NO ONE IN THIS ROOM, LET ME ASSURE YOU INCLUDING ME IS COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE DETAILS OF THIS FRAMEWORK, BUT THAT HOWEVER IS THE NATURE OF A COMPROMISE. WE HAVE ASKED VIRGINIANS TO MAKE A SHARED SACRIFICE FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND I AM CONFIDENT THE PEOPLE WILL RESPOND.)) [RUNS:24]
[OUT Q=confident our people will respond.]


That sacrifice will mean increasing cutbacks at state agencies.... freezing the car tax cut at 70 percent through 2004, eliminating the two percent pay raise for state employees that Governor Gilmore had proposed, and raising some user fees including a two-dollar increase in the motor vehicle registration fee.
Lawmakers haven't signed off on all of the governor's plans, but General Assembly leaders said their dialogue has been productive.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO LIVE WITH, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF CUTS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE, BUT WE'RE REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION TO BALANCE THE BUDGET AND I'M SURE THAT THE LEGISLATURE AS WELL AS THE GOVERNOR WILL DO ITS DUTY AND DO ITS JOB IN THIS RESPECT.)) [RUNS :15]
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There are some parts of this proposal that will be viewed as good news by many in western Virginia. The governor has reversed the plan to transfer funds from the Game Department, and the amendments include money to complete the purchase of the Big Survey property in Wythe County.
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But Shannon, there is no funding including in the governor's budget amendments for any cultural agencies in western Virginia.

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Foul play is suspected in the death of an elderly Roanoke man.
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A worried neighbor called Roanoke Police because Leroy Anthony had not been seen for several days.
When officers forced their way into Anthony's Leon Street home yesterday afternoon, they found the 89-year-old man dead
Police say Anthony was killed by a blow to the head and they're treating the case as a homicide.
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The soldier who admits to murdering a 20-year-old waitress from Moneta faces a possible life sentence. 27-year-old Christopher Charles Haynes today pleaded guilty to beating to death student and Hooters employee Tina Louise Foster.
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((In front of a crowded courtroom, Army Specialist Christopher Haynes confessed to the deliberate and pre-meditated murder of a young woman he'd known for only a matter of hours.
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((It was an absolute admission by Mr. Haynes of his involvement in the matter.)) [RUNS:06]
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((We think that it is the best outcome... there's no question it's easier on the family than sitting through a week long trial.)) [RUNS:15]
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The Commonwealth's presented what Anderson calls "overwhelming" evidence of Haynes' guilt, including blood stains on his clothing that matched Foster's blood type. Last January the two met at the Roanoke Hooters Restaurant, exchanged phone numbers and agreed to meet for Haynes to take pictures of the aspiring model. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Foster refused to accompany Haynes to a hotel room but agreed to drive with him to Thrasher Park. It was there that Haynes says he straddled the woman in the back seat of her car, strangled her and struck her repeatedly in the head with a mag light.
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Haynes, who as of last February was married and had two children, wrote a letter to Foster's parents apologizing for "taking their daughter away". Foster's relatives wouldn't comment on today's plea. Haynes' father says his family's thoughts are with them.
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((We just hope for some reconciliation, healing on both sides of this thing.)) [RUNS:04]
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Haynes is scheduled to be back in court for a pre-sentencing hearing at the end of March. He faces 20-years to life in prison.

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The Roanoke Fire Department is still investigating an afternoon blaze on Tazewell Avenue.
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The fire began just before 4 o-clock and was quickly extinguished.
Fire Department spokesman Rick Trout said the flames began near a furnace in the basement of the one-story home.
Authorities say the fire caused some 60 thousand dollars in damage.
The house was empty at the time and was being renovated by the owner and his children.
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Big-K's in big trouble.
Find out if the chain's 21-hundred stores will stay open when News 7 returns.
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And students return to the Appalachian School of Law, nearly one week after a student opened fire... but life is far from normal.
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At the Appalachian School of Law classes are being held off for one more day as hundreds remember the three people killed in last week's shooting. Officials say a regular schedule is set to begin tomorrow and that the three students injured in the shooting are expected to return to campus within a week. News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more from Grundy.
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((Nats SONG Today's ceremonies are only part of remembering the shooting victims. Plans are beginning for a memorial on campus.
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((LOU ELLSWORTH/PRESIDENT APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW; A PERMANENT WAY OF RECOGNIZING EACH OF THE 6 MAYBE COLLECTIVELY MAYBE SEPARATELY AND I'M SURE BY COMMENCEMENT THIS YEAR WE WILL ANNOUNCE HOW THAT WILL OCCUR.))
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According to Ellsworth, already established and containing 15-thousand dollars is a relief fund for the families affected by the tragedy.
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((THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT JUST AS THE OUTPOURING OF PERSONAL SUPPORT LOVING AND SHARING AND CONCERN IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT THIS FUN GROW THAT WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.))
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Hundreds gathered to take care of each other today. For many, the first time on campus since last Wednesday.
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((ROB SIEVERS/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT; RETURNING TO SCHOOL IS COMFORTING IN SOME WAYS A BIT NERVE WRACKING IN OTHER WAYS BUT ITS SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO TO MOVE FORWARD. ))
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((DAWN DUNN/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT; TODAY'S GOING TO HELP BUT WE STILL HAVE TO GO INTO CLASSES WHILE THEY'RE NOT THERE, IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH AND THAT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO DEAL WITH.))
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Classes start again on Wednesday. Those taught by two of the victims killed have been reassigned. Officials say counselors will be on hand for support. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Grundy.))
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President Ellsworth says the only security measure being put into place is an un-armed security guard from 6 p-m to midnight Sunday thru Thursday.

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The Blue Light special is back in the news... this time, K-Mart is filing for bankruptcy.
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The Big K plans to reorganize over the next two years and hopefully emerge from bankruptcy in 2003.
Competitive prices at super-store chains like WalMart and Target are partially to blame for Kmart's problems.
Area marketer Linda McNutt says one of Kmart's biggest mistakes was staying urban... especially since WalMart had so much success in rural areas.
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((LINDA MCNUTT/MCNUTT & ASSOCIATES: WALMART'S STRATEGIC POSITIONING IS STRONG, ASSOCIATES ARE ABLE TO GET STOCK OPTIONS SO NOW THESE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS ARE ABLE TO FEEL LIKE OWNERS, SO CUSTOMER SERVICE IS STRONG.))
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Despite WalMart's success, some local shoppers have stayed true to the blue.
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((CHARLES GARHEART/KMART SHOPPER: IT'S VERY CONVENIENT WE'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING HERE AND I GUESS IT'S ONE OF OUR FAVORITE STORES.))
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Kmart says it plans to keep open all of its 21 hundred stores.
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Atlantic Mutual is cutting some jobs.
A spokesman says the insurance company is trimming staff at its Roanoke County office by fewer than 20 people.
Vice president John Heitz says the cuts represent about two percent of the work force, and are part of the company's re-engineering efforts.
The people losing their jobs will get counseling, severance packages and transition benefits.

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Mild weather and a weak economy are being blamed for a 41 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings at American Electric Power.
But the company still made 970 million dollars in 2001, about 700 million dollars more than in 2000.

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Stocks started a holiday-shortened week on a negative note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 58 points.
NASDAQ fell 48.
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It's no long-term solution ... but Roanoke City Council agrees a regional water authority could be a short-term fix for the city's water woes.
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Council members are heavily weighing the idea at the urging of area business leaders.
The city is still studying how best to join forces with Roanoke County for water and sewer service.
City manager Darlene Burcham says a long-term plan to overcome the water shortage is still needed.
In other business, council members debated increasing the city's admissions tax to help struggling cultural institutions.
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((BILL CARDER: THIS IN NO WAY, IN NO WAY, RELIEVES THE STATE FROM ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROPERLY FUND OUR ARTS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS HERE IN THE CITY. THE STATE NEEDS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. ))
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The city's admissions tax is currently 5 percent.
Bill Carder suggested a two or three percent increase.
Council members said they'd study how much raising the tax would HELP before acting on the proposal.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Roanoke city council will take up another issue later tonight. Calvary Baptist church wants to buy land next door for a parking lot. But to make that happen-- the church say it needs to tear down two vacant buildings. The city's architectural review board has voted against the plan-- so the church is appealing to city council.
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We'll have results from tonight's meeting-- on NEWS 7 at eleven.

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the latest recruiting news concerning Marcus Vick and Jared White. Plus, PH has a new football coach and
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Martinsville has a new tag team sponsor for pole day at its Winston Cup events.
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The high school football recruiting season is reaching a fever pitch and for Virginia Tech, the next few days could mean the start of another "Vick" tory tour. Tonight in Newport News, the Tech coaching staff is holding its official in-home visit with Marcus Vick.
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[SUPER=03-Newport News/Last Season; :00]

Expected to be at the meeting are Marcus, Tech head coach Frank Beamer, Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh, Marcus's parents, his high school coach Tommy Reamon and likely Michael Vick, as well. Key to this visit will be avoiding the obvious temptation.
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That response should come very soon. Marcus Vick took his official visit to the University of Virginia last weekend. He will spend his official weekend in Blacksburg this coming Friday and Saturday.
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In one other note, Jonathan Lewis, the younger brother of Tech lineman Kevin Lewis has scheduled a newsconference for tomorrow afternoon in Henrico County at Varina high school. He is expected to verbally commit to Tech at that time.

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One former Friday Football Extra player of the week has already picked his college. Jared White the state's all-time leading
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pass catcher from Lord Botetourt has picked Boston based Northeastern University of the Atlantic 10. White picked Northeastern over Rice, Vanderbilt and Miami of Ohio. He also is an excellent student with a 3 point 7 GPA.
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News 7 sports learned today that, pending school board approval, Kevin Clifford will replace Jeff Johnson as the new head football coach at Patrick Henry High school. Clifford has been an assistant coach at PH the last five years and was the assistant head coach last season. The 35 year old is the Patriots head wrestling coach, a post he has held the last four years. Clifford is from Florida where he was a defensive coordinator at two high schools.

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Clay Campbell remembers when Terry Labonte and Michael Waltrip proudly wore the colors of MW Windows. Today, the Martinsville President welcomed the residential construction company back to the Winston Cup circuit.
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MW Windows announced at a news conference this morning from it's Rocky Mount headquarters that it has formed a partnership with Martinsville Speedway. MW Windows will sponsor both pole days for this year's Virginia 500 and Old Dominion 500. The fact that Henry County has been hit hard with a recession, makes the move even more important to the Martinsville community.
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The Virginia men's basketball team hits the hardwood tonight looking for its fourth straight ACC win. The Cavs are in Atlanta taking on Georgia Tech.
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From the NFL front - Tony Dungy has agreed to take over the Indianapolis Colts as the team's new coach.
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And finally from the ludicrous world of professional boxing - just moments after being announced at a newsconference to help promote his upcoming fight with Lennox Lewis, Iron Mike Tyson snapped and went after Lewis. A two minute scuffle involving handlers, and posse members ensued. Tyson finally emerged and went on a profanity laced tirade. (------------)