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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
Amtrak may cut service to cities in this region.
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[VO-NAT]


The water is falling at Carvins Cove- Roanoke City declares a state of emergency.. plus
A battle is brewing in Appomattox County.. We'll show you the signs.
and a huge welcome home for the Superbowl Champs.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
Passenger train service in our region could end by as early as October.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Amtrak-Routes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=02-04 TC 14:50]
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Amtrak officials today released a list of 18 long-distance train routes that could be cut this fall unless Amtrak gets additional federal cash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File; :00]


The list includes the "Cardinal," which runs between Washington, DC and Chicago, with a stop at Clifton Forge....


And also the "Crescent," which runs between New York and New Orleans, with stops at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg and also in Danville.
The list of potential route cuts is preliminary. Congress is expected to begin debating Amtrak's future within the next few weeks.
But for now, Amtrak says if it doesn't get more than one billion dollars from the government by October, it will have to cancel long-distance routes.
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[Rail-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC15:18]
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Local officials say it's too early to tell how Amtrak's financial problems might impact the latest effort to bring passenger rail service to central and southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


They were hoping Amtrak would be the operator for the TransDominion Express.. which would run from Bristol through Roanoke and onto Lynchburg.. where one leg would then head North to Washington and another east to Richmond.
The state has already sunk nine million dollars into the project.
Officials hoped to have the service operational by next year.
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[L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:19:34]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Airport]


Better news for air travellers... More flights are coming to Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Starting April 1st, US Airways Express will provide three daily round-trip flights to Philadelphia.. and the airline is also adding another daily flight to Pittsburgh.
Airport officials hope the added service will fill the void left by United Express when it discontinued its flights to Washington.
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[SOT 12:33:51]
[IN Q=When you look]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL, THE DIRECTION OF FLOW AND THE BUILDING OF PHILADELPHIA AS AN INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY, YOU'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO SEE A REAL IMPROVEMENT IN OVERALL POTENTIAL CONNECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
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[OUT Q=overall potential connections.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new flights represent an additional 132 daily seats for Lynchburg.
The airport had lost nearly half its ridership capacity following the September 11th attacks.
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[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC17:01]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


If you live in Roanoke- plan on conserving Water.
Roanoke's City Council has declared a water state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


Right now, Carvins Cove is 21-point-2 feet below spillway.
Water conservation is still voluntary.
But when it drops to 22 feet, conservation will be mandatory.
Outdoor use will be restricted from 10 A-M to 7 P-M.
At 26 feet below spillway, Council will impose a ban on all outdoor water use, impose financial penalties on violators, buy water from Salem and Roanoke County and impose water surcharges on customers.
City Council authorized one-million dollars to buy water.
Roanoke consumes 16 million gallons of water a day.
In an emergency, Council COULD buy 6-million gallons a day from Salem and Roanoke County at a cost of 13-thousand 900-dollars.
Crystal Spring COULD supply nearly 4-million gallons a day.
But it will be shut down until December while the city installs a new filtration system to combat bacteria.
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[Appomattox]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=02-08 TC16:04]
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For 135 years it's been a symbol of where our nation came together after a long and bloody Civil War.
But tonight a new battle is brewing in historic Appomattox County.. pitting citizens against their local government.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like most communities]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Siano/Opposes New Signs; :25]
[SUPER=01-Susan Book/Opposes New Signs; :55]
[SUPER=01-Edith McCormick/Opposes New Signs; 1:05]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]

(( Like most communities, Appomattox County has its problems: a dilapidated courthouse, crowded schools and now.. welcome signs.
[natsot traffic pan to sign]
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For decades these signs have greeted visitors at the county limits, reminding them this is where the North and South came together in 1865.
But the signs have begun to show their age, so the board of supervisors figured it was time for a change.
More than 300 citizens disagree.
[SOT 18:45:18]

((BETTY SIANO/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: EVERYTHING THIS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES IS DONE WITHOUT FORETHOUGHT, PLANNING, INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND IS A KNEE-JERK RESPONSE TO EVERY NEW WAY TO SPEND THE TAXPAYERS MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=taxpayers money.]


This actually is grant money.. 26-thousand dollars worth.. that would pay for the new signs.
The supervisors had applied for the grant and awarded the design bid before the public got wind of what was happening and reaction was swift.
Almost to a person, county residents say they like the old signs just fine.
[SOT 18:54:19]

((SUSAN BOOK/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: AREN'T WE ABOUT HISTORY? AND ISN'T HISTORY ABOUT PRESERVATION? DO WE CAST ASIDE EVERYTHING AND ANYONE WHO IS CONSIDERED OLD AND HAVE SERVED THEIR PURPOSE?))
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[OUT Q=served their purpose?]
[SOT 18:39:26]

((EDITH MCCORMICK/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: YOU SAY YOU WANT THE TOURISTS TO COME, YET YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE THINGS MODERN AND UNREAL. TOURISTS ARE LOOKING FOR THE OLD, THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST.))
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[OUT Q=of the past.]


McCormick and the others hope a county that prides itself on history will agree to keep this sign of the times.


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
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[Pierpaoli]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:37:07]
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A V-M-I professor will be sentenced in May for having sex with an underage boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

In Lexington today, a judge convicted 39-year old Paul Pierpaoli (peer-PAUL-ee) of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor, and carnal knowledge of a minor. The minor testified that he and his 21-year old boyfriend met Pierpaoli on an internet website last August. That same night he said the three of them met at an abandoned trailer in Rockbridge County to have sex.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Rockbridge County Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders says DNA evidence also placed Pierpaoli at the trailer. Pierpaoli taught history and served as Assistant to the Superintendent of VMI. He was suspended with pay in September.
He's currently free on bond, but Judge George Honts ordered him to stay away from internet sex sites while he's waiting to be sentenced.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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City Council is going back to the drawing board on how it will fund a 15-million dollar renovation of the Civic Center.
Last week, the General Assembly shot down a plan that would have helped them do it.
As Marya Jones reports, Delegate Morgan Griffith and Mayor Ralph Smith are catching flack from some Council members for overstepping bounds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After being dealt]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice Mayor; :07]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council; :57]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( After being dealt two blows by the General Assembly last week, members of City Council were sounding off...
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[SOT 2:24:49 - :59]

((BILL CARDER/(R)VICE MAYOR: IF WE ALLOW POLITICS TO ENTER INTO........THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.)) [RUNS:10]
Mayor Ralph Smith continued to catch flack from his colleagues for going over their heads... seeking help from Delegate Morgan Griffith in killing a bill that would amend the city's charter.
A Senate version of that bill passed ... but the House will get another shot at it.
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[SOT 19:04:07 - :16]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR. I LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING WAYS OF WORKING WITH THIS COUNCIL.))

[RUNS:09]
There was more outrage over the legislature's defeat of an admissions tax.
It WOULD have raised the tax at city-owned facilities to help finance the Civic Center's renovation.
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[SOT 2:28:42 - :59]

((BILL BESTPITCH/(D) CITY COUNCILMAN: AGAIN, MR. MAYOR, YOU MAY SPEAK OF WANTING EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT.... FLUSH CITIZENS MONEY RIGHT DOWN THE TOILET.)) [RUNS:17]
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[Su 16:57:23 - :37] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: CITY COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON HOW TO FINANCE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CIVIC CENTER. ONE OPTION BEING WEIGHED IS RAISING THE ADMISSIONS TAX AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FACILITIES. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:13]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The wife of a missing reporter offers her life in place of his.
The latest on the kidnapping next on News 7.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Kenneth Lay]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=the story coming up]



[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=......in sports."]

((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and here's what's happening Radford had a Big South game at the Dedmon Center tonight the Roanoke Dazzle hit the hardwood at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight we begin out Countdown to Daytona week starting with a look at Stacy Compton and the Patriots returned home this evening we'll here from Superbowl M-V-P tom Brady. All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Budget]


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[WRITER=jja]
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It's Red White and Blue- and costs more than two trillion dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC ]


It's President Bush's proposed two point one trillion dollar budget.
It calls for 48 billion dollars- in defense spending- and doubles the funding for Homeland security to 38 billion dollars.
Taking the hit- highway projects, job training programs and some environmental enforcement.
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[SOT 20:32:13]

((MITCH DANIELS/OMB DIRECTOR: WARTIME IS DIFFERENT. NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT. AND THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING CONGRESS FOR THE MONEY IT TAKES TO WIN THE WAR ABROAD AND DEFEND AMERICANS AT HOME.... WON'T BE CHEAP.))
[SUPER=01-Mitch Daniels/White House Budget Director;]
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[OUT Q=won't be cheap.]
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[Vo-Nat 09.]
While Democrats are embracing the security plans- they blame the President for draining the social security and medicare surpluses.
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[SOT 20:32:45]
[IN Q=This is]

((SEN. KENT CONRAD/SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN; THIS IS NOT A MATTER OF ONE OR TWO YEAR DEFICIT THIS IS A MATTER OF TAKING TRILLIONS OUT OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kent Conrad/Senate Budget Committee Chairman]
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[OUT Q=SECURITY AND MEDICARE.]
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[vo-nat]
The budget now goes before Congress.
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[Pearl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Desperate for some answers- the wife of the missing Wall Street journalist offers her life...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan]

Today Mariane Pearl made that plea to her husband's kidnappers. In an interview on British television, she asked them not to harm her husband-- but to get in touch with her.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm the one who's]

((MARIANE PEARL/ WIFE OF KIDNAPPED JOURNALIST: I'M THE ONE WHO'S MORE AFFECTED BY DANIEL'S DISAPPEARANCE SO IF ANYONE'S GOING TO GIVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE HIM IT'S ME AND I HAVE ASKED PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH ME- I'M READY.))
[SUPER=01-Mariane Pearl/Wife of Kidnapped Journalist]
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[OUT Q=with me- I'm ready]
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[VO-NAT]

Mariane is six-months pregnant with the couple's first child. No one has heard from the kidnappers since last Wednesday-- when they released this picture of Daniel Pearl with a gun to his head. Kidnappers gave officials 24- hours to release Pakistani prisoners held by the U-S at Camp X-Ray. Pearl's fate is still unknown-- but today Pakistan's government said that they are hopeful that Pearl will be rescued alive. Investigators still consider Islamic extremists as the most likely suspects.
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[Enron]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Former Enron Executive Ken Lay refused to testify today.. but soon he may not have a choice.
As Jim Acosta reports, a key senate panel is expected to subpoena Lay tomorrow-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Byron Dorgan/(D) North Dakota; :15]
[SUPER=01-Robin Hosea/Former Enron Sr. Benefits Specialist; :29]
[SUPER=01-William Powers/Univ. of Texas Dean of Law; :53]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((LATE IN THE DAY KENNETH LAY CUT ALL LEADERSHIP TIES TO THE COMPANY HE HELPED CREATE -- STEPPING DOWN FROM ENRON'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS -- JUST DAYS AFTER RESIGNING AS C.E.O. THE MOVE COMES AFTER HE BACKED OUT OF A PROMISED APPEARANCE BEFORE A KEY SENATE PANEL. Sen. Byron Dorgan/D-North Dakota "I can understand.. but he should have never thought it would be a walk in the park to testify before a congressional committee." IF HE DOES APPEAR -- HE WILL FACE SOME NEW QUESTIONS. A FORMER ENRON SENIOR ACCOUNTANT TELLS CBS NEWS THE COMPANY TOOK MONEY FROM WORKER BENEFITS. Robin Hosea, Former Enron Senior Benefits Specialist:"The money that comes out of benefits that is not directly to pay for employee benefits is illegal. AS FOR THE HEARING -- LAY'S LAWYER SAYS HIS CLIENT STAYED HOME BECAUSE THE SENATORS ALREADY HAD THEIR MINDS MADE UP. BUT THE SENATORS SAY LAY DID NOT WANT TO RESPOND TO HIS COMPANY'S OWN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. THE STUDY'S CHIEF AUTHOR SHOWED UP FOR HIS HEARING. William Powers/Dean of Law, University of Texas "We found a systematic and pervasive attempt by enrons management to misrepresent Enron's financial condition." SOME IN CONGRESS ARE ALREADY LOOKING PAST LAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE POWERFUL COMMERCE COMMITTEE CALLED FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE ENRON'S TIES TO THE PRESIDENT -- COMPARING THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIM THAT IT OFFERED NO HELP TO ENRON -- TO THE MONICA LEWINSKY AFFAIR. Sen. Fritz Hollings/D-South Carolina: "To say no help had is like saying 'I had no political relations with that man Mr. Lay." STAND-UP: "THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REJECTED THE CALL FOR A SPECIAL COUNSEL -- RELEASING A STATEMENT THAT SAYS IT HAS NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVESTIGATING THE SCANDAL. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT-- WHO ONCE RECEIVED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ENRON -- HAS RECUSED HIMSELF FROM THE CASE. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Death-Penalty]


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A General Assembly committee has rejected a moratorium on the death penalty in Virginia.
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[NAT SOT OF DEMONSTRATION]
[IN Q=Executions no more]

((EXECUTIONS NO MORE. EXECUTIONS NO MORE.))
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[OUT Q=executions no more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Death penalty opponents brought their annual demonstration to Capitol Square, on the day the House Courts of Justice Committee considered two death penalty bills.
The measure calling for a moratorium was introduced by McLean Republican Vince Callahan.
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[SOT 11:54:52 :21]
[IN Q=I'm the chairman]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R- MCLEAN: I'M THE CHAIRMAN OF J-LARC AND WE JUST HAD A REPORT THAT SHOWS THAT IT'S UNEVENLY APPLIED THROUGH VIRGINIA. THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS LIKE THAT. THE 21- DAY RULE WHICH IS THE STRICTEST IN THE UNITED STATES ON THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW EVIDENCE, THE QUALITY OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION, THERE'S A WHOLE RAFT OF ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; ]
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[OUT Q=whole raft of issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another bill would have abolished the death penalty. Introduced by a Republican lawmaker, that measure was also rejected by the Courts of Justice Committee.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Still ahead on News 7, bad weather cancels Governor Warner's trip to the Appalachian School of Law.
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[VO-NAT]


And it wasn't wind that made for dangerous driving here... it was ice.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Grundy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC48:30]
[GRAPHIC=Appalachian Law School]


Governor Mark Warner is expected to visit the Appalachian School of Law next Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]

Bad weather forced Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to cancel their plans to visit the campus today. Next week they're expected to address the law school community about the January mass shooting there that killed three people and wounded three others.
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[SOT 6:08:23]
[IN Q=by coming]

((MATTHEW HARVEY/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT; BY COMING HERE IT WILL SHOW THAT HE CARES THAT RICHMOND CARES AND THE WHOLE STATE OF VIRGINIA CARES AND IS HURTING WITH US.)) ((LOU ELLSWORTH/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW PRESIDENT; WE HAVE SPECIAL COUNSELORS PROFESSIONALS COMING TO MEET WITH INDIVIDUALS FACULTY STUDENTS AND STAFF WHAT I HEAR NOW MOST ARE STUDENTS TALKING ABOUT THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Harvey/Appalachian School of Law Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/Appalachian School of Law President; :10]
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[OUT Q=THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Ellsworth says all students have returned to campus and classes are in full swing.
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[Icy-Roads]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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It wasn't the wind.. but the ice that made for troublesome travel in Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT 20 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN]

[16:20:06]
It was dangerous driving..
Black ice on bridges and overpasses led to treacherous conditions.
The ramp from Interstate 440 heading onto I-24 was closed for a couple of hours- after six vehicles piled up in two crashes there.
A tractor trailer also crashed- turning over with a load full of lemons.
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[S-Extra]


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


Radford hosted Coastal Carolina at the Dedmon Center tonight the Roanoke Dazzle was back on the hardwood tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :]


Immediately following their victory over the St. Louis Rams, The New England Patriots were honored by Wheaties.
Tom Brady, Antowain Smith, Lawyer Miloy Troy Brown and Roman Phifer are featured on the box.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-/Roanoke/69/j/Hamp.-Sydney/87///j/William & Mary/63//JMU/58///;]
[SUPER=X5034;]
[SUPER=0122-j/Roanoke/75//Mobile/67///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Radford]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:21:55)]
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


A big lead in the first half let the Radford Highlanders cruise to a 76 to 60 Big South win over Coastal Carolina.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Radford vs Coastal Carolina; :]


A slight chill inside the Dedmon Center in Radford.
Coastal's Alvin Green hits the running jumper from the top of the key for the duece.
Radford's Andre Savtchenko takes the bounce pass underneath the basket for the jam and the Highlanders led by 3.
Coastal comes back Kevin Coggins would knock down this three pointer but the Chants still trailed.
[SUPER=33-Radford/76/Coastal Carolina/60/; :]


But the Highlanders denies Carolina the bucket and B.J. Haigler delivers the no look pass to David Popoola he hits the jumper and the Highlanders win it 76 to 60.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:17:06)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle used a fourth quarter rally to get a 75 to 67 win over Mobile.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Mobile; :]


The Dazzle huddles around head coach Kent Davison.
In the fourth quarter, Mobile's Rashad Phillips gets in the paint for the score and foul to make it 70 to 63 Dazzle.
The Dazzle answers when Andre McCollum passes to Martin Lewis who scored 2 of his game high 22 points.
The Revelers get it to Phillips again this time he scores from the top of the key he had 22.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/75/Mobile/67/; :]


Roanoke's Derrick Hines entered the game takes the foul and hits both free throws and the Dazzle win it 75 to 67.


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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 3352TC]
[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN TO DAYTONA]

News 7 Sports is counting you down to Daytona. In the coming days, we'll chat with the champ, the locals, and a number of folks in between. This morning Mike Stevens talks with Stacy Compton about his new team and new challenge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/January 9; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Conseco Pontiac Driver; :17]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :25]
[SUPER=@mike2; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( Stacy Compton made his share of headlines during testing last month at Daytona when he posted some of the fastest speeds. But the Grit native says numbers can be deceiving - and no way his team as good as advertised. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Stacy is in his first year with the AJ Foyt owned Conseco Pontiac crew. It's a team that last year was abysmal at Daytona and Talladega. It made three of the four races on provisionals and missed the July Pepsi 400 altogether. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Struggling is something Stacy is not accustomed to at Daytona. Last year he was a key figure in Dodge's return to NASCAR. He won two poles and sat on the outside of the front row for the Daytona 500. He now takes over a car that neither Rick Mast nor on Hornaday could consistently make competitive. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Stacy also is driving full-time on the Busch series this year in the Kingsford Chevy. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


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

[S-Brady]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 (44:44:)]
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The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are back home this evening after their win over the St. Louis Rams.

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Thousand's of Patriot fans were at Logan Airport as the team arrived from New Orleans this evening.
Its the first world championship in Patriot franchise history.
Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 145 yards and a T-D and was named the games M-V-P. He also becomes the youngest player ever to win the honor.
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The Girls swim team at Patrick Henry has been a dominate force in the sport the past 4 years.
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9 members of the team have been swimming for 4 years and they've put together an impressive 42 and 0 record over those years.
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The Patriots seem to have benefited from the two local swim programs in the valley, The Gators and the Marlins.
Several members of those teams make up the nucleus of the Patriots squad. And their work ethic has rubbed off on the other swimmers in the program.
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The Patriots are preparing for the Regionals February ninth in Northern Virginia.