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Coming right up on NEWS 7 at SIX, more about the D-E-A agent accused of killing a man outside a Roanoke restaurant.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a LIVE Report from Grundy on the Governor's first visit to Appalachian Law School since the shootings there.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, the Dazzle loses one of its starters to injury. We'll examine the safety situation as part of the Earnhardt legacy at Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, VMI's freshman sensation, Jason Conley, hits the big time for the Keydets landing a spot in Sports Illustrated.


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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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An easy going weather day with several more on the horizon. Details of a chilly evening just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Prosecutors say those were the causes of a fatal shooting yesterday outside O'Charley's.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now the federal agent accused of murdering a local man is out on bond.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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Drug Enforcement agent Timothy Workman entered a NOT guilty plea before a Roanoke judge this morning.
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Hours later, he was released on 100-thousand dollars bond... an amount the prosecutor and defense attorney agree is customary for a case such as this. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Marya Jones was in court this morning as Workman was arraigned.
Marya, what else did you learn today?
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Keith and Shannon,
Workman and his attorney said nothing about what happened or what his defense would be.
But the prosecutor characterized the shooting as the tragic result of alcohol-enhanced brawl between two strangers: an off-duty federal agent and a local man.
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(( Timothy Workman entered a Roanoke courtroom to plead NOT guilty to murder ... in front of dozens of the victim's friends and family members.
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[NATS 12:13:18 - :20] ((NATSOUND JUDGE: ARE YOU TIMOTHY WORKMAN? WORKMAN: YES, MA'AM, I AM.)) [RUNS:02]
The 31-year old D-E-A agent, husband and father came here from Texas on business ... to interview a defendant in a marijuana trafficking ring.
Yesterday, he found himself charged with murder.
Prosecutors say he shot Bailey three times in the chest during a scuffle in the parking lot at O'Charley's Restaurant.
Workman was apparently leaving with a woman when Bailey tried to speak to her.
The two men exchanged words that escalated to gunfire.
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((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: I THINK THE EVIDENCE IS GOING TO INDICATE THERE WAS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BY ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.)) [RUNS:05]
Workman's attorney says it's too soon to discuss what his defense will be.
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((TONY ANDERSON/WORKMAN'S ATTORNEY: I HOPE PEOPLE WILL JUDGE HIM THE SAME AS ANYONE ELSE AND NOT HOLD HIM TO ANY TYPE OF STANDARD THAT'S DIFFERENT OR A HIGHER STANDARD BECAUSE HE'S IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. )) [RUNS:08]
Seeing the man charged with Bailey's murder for the first time was emotional for his brother Michael Patterson.


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((MICHAEL PATTERSON/BAILEY'S BROTHER: WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. IT DIDN'T HAVE TO HAPPEN.))
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Prosecutors took samples of Workman and Bailey's blood to test the blood alcohol content.
The results haven't been made available yet.
Now on bond, Workman is allowed to return home to Texas until his next court date.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /MB Set;]


He's scheduled to be back in court for a preliminary hearing on March 29th.
Keith and Shannon?


[Hampton-DEA]


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The case marks the second time in three years a drug agent has been charged with a shooting outside a Virginia bar.
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A group of six D-E-A agents traded insults with some men inside a bar in Tidewater in 1999.
The confrontation continued in the parking lot, and two of the civilians were shot and wounded.
An agent was charged with unlawful wounding, but convicted of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
That incident, and one in El Paso, Texas, prompted the D-E-A to tell its agents to go easy on the booze when they're off duty.
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Campbell County authorities are investigating what may turn out to be the county's first homicide of the year.
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43- year- old Frank Xavier Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was found in a pool of blood in a garage near his home on Candlers Mountain Road this morning.
For now, sheriff's authorities are only calling his death "suspicious".
Technicians spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
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[Warner-Grundy]


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Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore say the Appalachian School of Law has a bright future.
The two addressed several hundred people on the Grundy campus today.
Students staff and faculty are still reeling from last month's shooting that killed two staffers and a student and wounded three others.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Rachel/Starlink]


Rachel Cannon is in Grundy tonight.
So what did they have to say?
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Millions of dollars are being chopped from V-Dot's budget.
Still ahead on News 7, find out what that means for roads in Southwest and Central Virginia.
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And unwanted animals in the Roanoke Valley will soon have a new home.
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[Knox]
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The widow of a Bedford County man is suing Doctor Cecil Knox for one million- 550-thousand dollars.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

John Tisdale died in September, 2000 of an accidental overdose of methadone.
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An autopsy showed Oxycontin among "multiple medications" in the 46-year old man's system. The complaint filed in federal court today alleges Dr. Knox prescribed "highly addictive narcotic analgesics" for Tisdale. Knox treated Tisdale for a year and a half for pain resulting from an auto accident. The complaint claims Knox "failed to properly monitor, assess and treat" Tisdale's condition.
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[V/O-NAT] Knox was indicted the first of the month for prescribing OxyContin "outside the scope of professional practice."
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Another person in Bedford County is now being treated for (HOOP-ing) whooping cough. Health Officials say the person had a connection to one of three people diagnosed with the disease earlier.
The Health Department says the person has not been tested but does have some of the symptoms.
Whooping cough is considered a highly contagious disease. While it can be treated with antibiotics, it can be deadly.

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The National Bank of Commerce is gearing up for a busy weekend.
Employees will be working round the clock to make sure nine Wachovia branches smoothly transition to NBC branches.

Business Reporter Jennifer Miele spoke with NBC's regional president today, and tells us why he's banking on tremendous success.
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Roanoke native and NBC President Jim Beckner is busy preparing for a major expansion.
Tomorrow at two o'clock, nine Wachovia branches will close, and reopen on Friday morning as NBC.
All former Wachovia employees are being kept on board -- and all NBC Kroger branches are being kept intact. [NAT SOUND OF BANK] [RUNS03]

Beckner is no stranger to doing business with food stores.
He used to run a wholesale grocery, then took a job running grocery store banks with Dominion.
His job was eliminated when First Union bought Dominion, and three days before his slated layoff, NBC came knocking.
[tc:05:58:25] ((JIM BECKNER/NBC: THEY ASKED ME IF I'D LIKE TO START ANOTHER BANK INSIDE KROGER. I SAID SURE, IT'S THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME.)) [RUNS09]

NBC's history sounds a lot like Beckner's.
A bank executive in the 80's with his same background pushed for the bank-grocery store link.

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((JIM BECKNER/NBC: HE BROUGHT TO THE BANK THE EXPERIENCE OF GROCERY STORES AND RETAIL EXPERIENCE THAT WE NEEDED. SO THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO PLACE THESE BANKS INSIDE GROCERY STORES.)) [RUNS11]

NBC now holds the second largest market share in the Roanoke Valley with three quarters of a billion dollars in deposits... and the bank is looking to expand.
Employees will work through the night tomorrow AND this weekend to make sure the current expansion goes off without a hitch. [NAT] [RUNS02]
And Beckner will be doing the same.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

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Some better-than-expected economic news revived the market's faith in a recovery. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 126 points.
NASDAQ rose 25.
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State Transportation officials say they have more commitments than cash.
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And that means many road construction projects in central and western Virginia will be delayed...
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Some will be scrapped alltogether.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on where those cuts will come.
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((Transportation officials say the six- year plan has ballooned beyond the state's capacity to complete it. In the face of free-falling revenues, many highway construction projects must now be cancelled or delayed.
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((TOO MUCH TO DO, TOO LITTLE TO PAY FOR IT.))
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Meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee, VDOT Comissioner Ray Pethtel and Transportation Secretary Whitt Clement outlined a 20 percent, two billion dollar cut in the six year plan.
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((WHITT CLEMENT/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: AND WE'RE GOING TO RATCHET DOWN THE PROGRAM. PEOPLE'S EXPECTATIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE LOWERED AND WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT A SIX YEAR PLAN THAT WILL HAVE A LOT MORE MEANING TO IT THAN IT DOES NOW.))
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Primary roads will take the biggest hit... more than 50 percent.
In the Lynchburg District, that will mean a reduction of 78- million dollars.
In the Salem District... a cut of more than 90- million dollars over six years.
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: WE'RE LOOKING AT SIX AND SEVEN YEARS IN THE BEST SCENARIOS IN SOME DISTRICTS, AND TWELVE IN OTHERS TO EVEN START NEW PROJECTS, PLUS, PLUS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY FOR WHAT'S IN THE PIPELINE. WE'RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT THERE'S NO EASY ANSWER FOR THIS.)) ((SEN. BO TRUMBO: IT'S A DIFFICULT THING WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THOSE NUMBERS AND SEE THE SALEM DISTRICT RIGHT NOW IS NOT ALLOCATED ANYTHING FOR THE NEXT AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT YEARS.))
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What this will mean for specific projects still isn't clear... but transportation officials say they are working on the list, and hope to reveal the cuts they're recommending early next week.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[SPCA]


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Roanoke's mayor is just one of many people excited about the prospect of new and improved facilities for the SPCA.
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Mayor Ralph Smith today joined other government leaders in signing a service agreement with the SPCA. Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Vinton will help the local chapter build new facilities and run a regional pound. Officials say the project is long overdue.
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[IN Q=Basically, the facillity we're in now...]

((DON THORNE/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: BASICALLY, THE FACILITY WE'RE IN NOW WE'VE BEEN IN SINCE THE EARLY 50'S AND IT'S VERY, I GUESS, NASTY IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. WE HAVE NO WAY TO CLEAN ANIMALS, MAKE THEM MORE ADOPTABLE. WE HAVE FOUR POUNDS IN THERE, CRACKS IN THE CEMENT, DISEASE CAN GET IN, A LOT OF THINGS THAT JUST CAN'T BE REPAIRED WITHOUT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DOLLARS.))
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Construction on the 3-point-1 million dollar project is scheduled to begin this summer and is expected to take about a year to complete.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, VMI's Jason Conley hits the big time again. The Dazzle will have to look to someone else to shoulder the load tomorrow night.
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And sit down for a moment - we'll check out the new seat in NASCAR that is all the rage during Speedweeks.
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The VMI men's basketball team is getting some much deserved publicity for its star cadet this week.
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Jason Conley who has been making a name for himself in the state ever since the University of Richmond's Spider Invitational back in late December, is now getting some national recognition. Conley is featured inside this week's edition of Sports Illustrated. The talented six-foot five inch freshman, who leads the nation in scoring is in the college basketball spotlight on page 73. Anderson News Agency, which distributes the publications in this region says it will have the issue out in stores by tomorrow afternoon. Conley, who leads the nation in scoring has now appeared in over 20 national and regional publications.
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The Roanoke Dazzle plays tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Civic Center against the Huntsville Flight. Unfortunately, the team found out today
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29; :00]

that one of its steadying influences, Jeff Boese (BAYS) is out for at least a week. Boese has a right shoulders dislocation that he suffered yesterday in practice. He had started 20 straight games for the Dazzle. If the MRI is not good - he could miss the rest of the season.
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The Tech men are back in action tonight battling West Virginia in Morgantown. Tip-off is set for seven. We will have highlights of the Hokies- Mountaineers tonight on News 7 at 11.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tomorrow afternoon the starting lineup for the 44th Daytona 500 will be determined in the Gatorade Twin 125 mile qualifying races.
[Graphic=Earnhardt obit]

Tomorrow also will mark the first twin day in 23 years without Dale Earnhardt, and the first with many of the new safety enhancements his death is responsible for.
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(( It has been said that Dale Earnhardt is everywhere, yet he is nowhere this week at Daytona. His legacy will continue to be many thing to many people, but for the competitors - it is safety. Last year three drivers were wearing head and neck restraints during Speedweeks, this year the devices are mandatory.

((JEFF BURTON:)) Burton has been at the head of the class working closely with Ford to develop a safer seat. But the seat that is getting the best reviews right now is this cocoon-like contraption. It's a carbon fiber seat that not only protects but displaces impacts throughout the body. ((RICKY CRAVEN:)) Craven's team owner Cal Wells is responsible for developing the seat. In fact - he brought it into NASCAR in 1999 with driver Scott Pruett - that year NASCAR told him the seat was illegal. They have since changed their tune. ((CAL WELLS:)) ((BRETT BODINE:)) No seat, data recorder or head restraint will get Earnhardt out of the driver's systems this weekend, but his son hopes people start to turn the page after Sunday.)) ((DALE EANRHARDT, JR.))


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The man whose seat belt system was blamed for Dale Earnhardt's death for many months last year, filed an $8 point five million dollar defamation lawsuit against NASCAR today. Bill Simpson says this is not about the money, but instead all about the truth.