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On News 7 at 5, a man is shot and killed overnight outside a Roanoke restaurant. The suspect is a D-E-A agent.
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And Governor Warner wants to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the state Department of Transportation.
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After a brief recovery, some cooler temperatures are approaching with a cold front tonight. That means more windy is ahead.

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Also today, one of the Valley's largest employers is letting some workers go,
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and on Health Check, we will see how a low impact exercise program is making some senior citizens happier and healthier.
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((WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL PROCEDURES. WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL CHECKPOINTS? IF NOT IN PLACE HOW DO WE MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THEY WILL BE IN PLACE? ))
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Governor Warner orders an audit of V-DOT... citing serious concerns about the agency's finances, and the future of its construction program.
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Governor Warner has asked the Auditor of Public Accounts to review the department's finances and look into allegations of mis-management.
He is also ordering the Virginia Department of Transportation to scale back its construction program.
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Warner told reporters the department has signed contracts worth 250 million dollars, when it appears there were no funds to pay for the construction.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I BELIEVE AS WE APPROACH THESE ISSUES PARTICULARLY AS WE APPROACH THE POTENTIAL OF ASKING THE VOTERS TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT WE CAN GIVE THE VOTERS THE CONFIDENCE THAT THE MONIES THAT VDOT OPERATES WITH WILL BE WELL SPENT AND THE PROJECTS WILL BUILT ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.))
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Warner says it's a statewide problem that will affect construction throughout Virginia.
The administration will release a list of specific cutbacks tomorrow.
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Cutting budgets at Virginia's colleges and universities is one way Warner wants to deal with the Commonwealth's shortfall. To help schools meet the bottom line, a statewide tuition freeze was lifted....but now students may be paying more than originally thought.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Blacksburg tonight with more...Rachel? Jean, the latest proposal from Richmond would allow state colleges to raise tuition more then 5%.
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That was the magic number in Governor Warner's original budget package. But now that the state's numbers are worse then expected, students may have to pay the price.
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((NATS TC Virginia resident Christopher Meade is a Tech freshman majoring in business. His latest assignment is making sure rising tuition doesn't leave him behind.
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((CHRISTOPHER MEADE/TECH STUDENT; I ACTUALLY JUST CAME FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE MYSELF LOOKING FOR A JOB SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF STUDENTS HERE AFFECTED.))
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Students are well aware tuition is going up. Some are worried, saying there are many people walking campus just making it with prices as is.
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((KRISTIN FOREHAND/TECH STUDENT; IT'S NOT GOING TO STOP ME FROM GOING TO SCHOOL BUT I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER STUDENTS THAT HAVE A PROBLEM AS IT IS FOR PAYING FOR SCHOOL AND GETTING ASSISTANCE SO THAT'S WHAT WORRIES ME.))
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Tech spokesman Larry Hincker says administrators have those concerns as well. While he says a lift on the 5% tuition cap helps the University deal with budget cuts, keeping schools affordable is key.
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((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES HAVE DIFFERENT FUNDING STRUCTURES AND SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEN TO NOT BE ONE SIZE FITS ALL BUT ALSO WE BELIEVE THAT THE BOARD OF VISITORS THAT HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO ABILITY TO SET TUITION KNOW BEST WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THEIR INSTITUTION THEIR STUDENTS.))
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Bryan Myers is a Radford University Sophomore. The criminal justice major believes in the end, increases will have longer lasting effects.
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((BRYAN MYERS/RADFORD STUDENT; YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO CUT INTO STUDENT'S BUDGETS AND WHAT THEY CAN REALLY DO, IT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM HAVE TO WORK MORE AND I THINK ULTIMATELY IT'S GONG TO MAKE GRADES GO DOWN AND PROBABLY EVEN APPLICATIONS GO DOWN. ))
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The lift of the 5% cap is just for in state students, there is no legislation right now limiting out of state tuition.
Tech spokesman Larry Hincker says he expects a final decision on tuition from Richmond soon because
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Jean, state schools like Tech make their tuition policies in the Spring.

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A Drug Enforcement agent is in jail tonight, charged with the murder of a Roanoke man.
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It happened after two this morning outside O'Charley's Restaurant near Valley View Mall.
Police say two men got into a scuffle in the parking lot and one shot the other several times.
41-year-old Kevin Edward Bailey of Northwest Roanoke was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds to the chest.
31-year-old D-E-A Special Agent Timothy Workman is in jail, charged with murder and use of a firearm.
The victim's friend Mike Washington was out with him earlier that night.
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((MIKE WASHINGTON/BAILEY'S BEST FRIEND: HE CALLED AND TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO O'CHARLEY'S. I TOLD HIM TO HAVE SOME FUN AND HE SAID HE'D SEE ME TODAY. BASICALLY THAT WAS IT UNTIL HIS BROTHER CALLED ME THIS MORNING AT 4:30.))
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The D-E-A says Workman was an agent assigned to the McAllen, Texas office.
He was in Roanoke doing investigative interviews.
He is suspended without pay as both internal and criminal investigations continue.

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Federal investigators are asking all Americans to be on the lookout for several men- and to consider this latest terrorist threat as credible.
As Jim Acosta reports, federal authorities are asking all Americans to be on the highest state of alert.
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((Federal investigators say the threat is credible -- that these men are plotting an attack on the US or on American interests in Yemen -- as soon as today. While the group is not connected to the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen almost two years ago -- the FBI believes the men could have ties to the prime suspects in that incident -- Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. The Bush Administration is urging police across the country to stop and detain these men -- warning they are all "extremely dangerous." Tom Ridge, Homeland Security Director Interrogations of war detainees in Cuba and in Afghanistan helped investigators finger the suspects -- who are said to hail from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. The only man actually named in the government's warning is Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeei. Immigration authorities have no record of him entering the U.S. -- but the FBI issued its alert Monday night just to be safe. John Ashcroft, Attorney General: WHILE THIS ALERT IS NOT SPECIFIC TO ANY PARTICULAR LOCALITY, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND FRANKLY ALL AMERICANS EVERYWHERE TO BE ON THE HIGHEST STATE OF ALERT IN REGARD TO THESE INDIVDUALS." And for good reason. In Salt Lake City -- the Olympics is already under a hightened alert. The feds know government warnings can stir up trouble. In New York -- police say a deranged man carrying a suspicious package announced he had a bomb inside the city's massive Port Authority bus terminal. The package turned out to be harmless.))

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The alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of journalist Daniel Pearl- is in custody.
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Sheik Omar (SIGH-eeed) Saeed was arrested early today- He is now in custody in Pakistan.
The Sheik apparently told authorities that Pearl is alive and in Karachi.
Three additional suspects in the Pearl kidnapping were paraded into court. The men are charged with kidnapping for ranson- and accused of e-mailing photos of Pearl.
Pearl has been missing since January 23rd
U-S officials have not confirmed whether Pearl is alive- or where he is.
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Local health officials report another case of Whooping Cough. We will have the details.
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[VO] Also one of the largest employers in the Valley says it is laying off some workers.
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Enron's former CEO Ken Lay wasn't saying much-
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He plead the fifth at a Senate hearing today,
but the man behind the internal investigation at Enron was talking.
William Powers said several Enron employees were involved in partnerships to enrich themselves by tens of millions of dollars.
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((WILLIAM POWERS/: SECOND, WE FOUND THAT SOME TRANSACTIONS WERE IMPROPERLY STRUCTURED FROM AN ACCOUNTING POINT OF VIEW. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IF THESE TRANSACTIONS HAD BEEN STRUCTURED CORRECTLY OR PROPERLY, ENRON COULD HAVE KEPT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ,ESPECIALLY DEBT, OFF ITS BALANCE SHEET. BUT ENRON DID NOT FOLLOW THE PROPER ACCOUNTING RULES.))
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Powers also implicated Ken Lay saying he found it hard to believe that Lay claimed to have no knowledge of the suspect transactions- Powers says in one instance he was able to identify that Lay signed off on a deal approval sheet.
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Kroger has made cutbacks in Roanoke.
A number of management positions at the Peters Creek Road office have been eliminated.
The company would not say how many.
Some employees were offered transfers to Kroger's Corporate Office in Cincinnati, and others have been given severance packages.
The cutbacks are part of a plan Kroger announced in December to reduce operating costs.
No hourly workers have been affected.

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Another case of whooping cough has turned up in Bedford County. This brings the total number of cases in the area to three. Health officials say all three people had a connection to a small private school. The Health Department is not releasing the name of the school but says the school only has 11 students.
While whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics it can have serious complications.
The health department doesn't plan to do any more tests. However, it will start treatment for anyone who shows symptoms.

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It's a nationally recognized exercise program designed specifically for the senior population.
And today the originator of Body Recall was in Roanoke to show you're never too old to exercise.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there and has details.
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Jean,
This exercise program has some of the characteristics of yoga or tai chi.
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And its developer says its a fun way to improve the body's function without risk of injury.
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With Body Recall you probably won't break a sweat but you WILL push your body to its limit --through slow gentle movements designed to improve flexibility and strength.
In fact, most exercises are done while sitting in a chair --which can be a benefit for many seniors.
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((BILL TALLMADGE/86 YEARS OLD:THE SLOW BASIC EXERCISES FOR THE ELDERLY IS CERTAINLY WHAT THEY NEED BECAUSE SO MANY OF THEM DON'T WANT TO DO ANY EXERCISE BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT LOOKS AND THEY WAY IT FEELS. THEY DON'T WANT TO GET ALL SWEATY AND ALL OF THAT)) [RUNS16]
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Dorothy Chrisman developed Body Recall 22 years ago and she says her philosophy of exercise has stood the test of time.
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((WE'VE HAD THE GIGANTIC EMPHASIS ON HOW WE NEED TO GET THE HEART STRONG, REV IT UP.... AND THEN WE CAN COUNT ON IT. I SAW WE NEED TO HELP THE HEART WITH THE JOB. WE DON'T NEED TO REV IT WE DON'T NEED TO SWEAT)) [RUNS14]
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Now Chrisman travels around the county with a team of members hoping to inspire seniors to take control of their bodies.
82 year old Sara Moores started the program 10 years ago..
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But now she can move her body in ways she never imagined --proving fitness is not age related.))
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The Body Recall program is now being offered at the Brambleton Center in Roanoke County.
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And Jean, Chrisman says people of all ages could benefit from the program

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Some local children have a lot to smile about. Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch tells us why.
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((TODAY AT THE CARILION PEDIATRIC DENTAL CLINIC, ISAAC IS GETTING SEALANTS PUT ON HIS TEETH. COMING UP ON NEWS SEVEN AT FIVE WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A PROGRAM THAT IS HELPING KIDS TO GET SMART SMILES.))
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Hundreds of children in the Roanoke area have never set foot in a dentist's office.
But three groups have joined together in hopes of helping all kids show off their healthy smiles.
Jacey Birch has the story.
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(( It's a busy day for Doctor Gabriele Brown. He's already seen more than thirty patients ..and it's not even lunchtime yet. Doctor Brown is involved in a program called Smart Smiles... which offers free dental care to children in the Roanoke Boys and Girls Club.
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Three times a month...children without dental insurance can come to the Pediatric Clinic at Roanoke Community Hospital for treatment.
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((THERE'S SO MANY KIDS THAT NEED DENTAL CARE AND IT'S A NATIONWIDE THING, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PEDIATRIC DENTISTS.))
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And some dentists don't accept medicaid patients.
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((A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE CHILDREN ARE COVERED UNDER MEDICAID AND HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO A DENTIST BEFORE SO THEY COME HERE AND GET A FULL ORAL DIAGNOSIS.))
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((FEEL OKAY? (kid nods)))
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After the initial visit... many come back to have cavities filled, sealants put on and surgery performed. All fees are covered by grants and funding initiated by Delta Dental, for the Girls and Boys Club and carried through by Carilion.
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((SO FAR I'VE SIGNED UP A LITTLE OVER TWO HUNDRED MEMBERS AND FOR THE MAJORITY OF THESE KIDS THEY'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE DENTIST BEFORE.))
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But the goal is to have these kids coming back regularly.
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((THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE MY CAVITY OUT.))
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((I'VE HAD THEM CLEANED, I'VE HAD THEM DRILLED, I'VE HAD THAT.))
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((I'LL RINSE YOU OUT REAL GOOD.))
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((THE GOOD THING IS THE KIDS APPRECIATE IT, THEY'RE HAPPY AND THAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD.))
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((RIGHT NOW THE SMART SMILES PROGRAM EXISTS ONLY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY BUT DELTA DENTAL AND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HOPE TO EXPAND THIS NATIONALLY TO HELP CHILDREN RECEIVE DENTAL CARE EVERYWHERE. FOR NEWS SEVEN AT FIVE, I'M JACEY BIRCH.))
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Coming up next, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers STILL cannot find a head coach,
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and then a little later, we'll see the nominees for this year's Academy Awards.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. Lots of hoops and hockey on tap tonight.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are in action tonight right here on Your Hometown Station. The Cavs host North Carolina at eight o'clock. Virginia will be after its third straight win over a Carolina team that is just 6 and 15. Look for Travis Watson, the ACC player of the week to have another big night. Watson credits his work ethic in the off-season for his big year.
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[go to pinnacle page 6999] And don't forget that the tip-off time is set for 8 o'clock tonight right here on WDBJ-7. Hope you can join us as Virginia goes for its 16th win of the season and looks to get above the 500 mark on the season.
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The Roanoke Express is in the Roundhouse tonight for Mardi Gras night. Face-off is set for seven o'clock as the team welcomes Greensboro to town. The Express is riding a four game wining streak. We'll have some highlights tonight at 11, if you can't make it to the Civic Center.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers search for a new head football coach continues to meet a dead end at every turn. Ralph Friedgen, the likable first year coach at the University of Maryland met the Bucs' officials, but this morning turned down the job - deciding to stay put at his alma mater in College Park.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, the latest news from Daytona, plus we'll have an update on the south endzone expansion efforts at Virginia Tech. If you haven't seen the construction in awhile, I think you'll be surprised. Take care everyone. Jean will be right to close out this half hour of News 7 in just a moment. [go to break]

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The Academy Award nominations are out and "The Lord of the Rings," is leading the pack.
The fantasy epic garnered thirteen nominations including "Best Picture"and "Best Supporting Actor."
Chris Lawrence has more.
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