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Coming up on News 7-
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A house destroyed by fire- three children dead- but was this fire deliberate? The latest on the case-
Taxpayer money for private school tuition? The debate is on.
And before they race to the altar these women are racing to one of the biggest bridal sales around.
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News 7 is next.

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A house fire in Halifax County kills three children and injures a fourth.
Tonight investigators are turning to the community for information.
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[Halifax-Fire]


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Halifax County authorities have not determined what started the fire but treating it as suspicious.
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The blaze near Nathalie took the life of 14 year old Lacey Wright, shown here in a yearbook photo... along with her younger sisters Jessica and Christina.
The girls older brother Wayne managed to escape along with their mother and stepfather.
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Sheriff Jeff Oakes says his deputies are treating the fire as suspicious because it did not start in an area with a heat source like a stove or fireplace.
He's asking anyone with information to call his office.
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Investigators are sifting through some potential leads.
Sheriff Oakes says the family did not have insurance and lost everything in the blaze.
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It's been a difficult year for the Halifax County School system. Already this year, six students from across the county have died.
Steve Smallshaw has more on what's being done to help students and teachers cope with this latest loss.
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[Intermet-Suit]


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Five "steelworker-union" officials are charged with embezzling more than 20 thousand dollars in union funds.. and trying to cover it up.
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A federal indictment returned tonight charges the officials paid themselves 11-thousand dollars from a relief fund.

Intermet and the union set up the fund after an explosion two years ago that killed three workers and closed the plant for months.
Joseph William Burress, Rhonda Lorraine Creed, William Edward Fricker, Elizabeth Jane George and Edward Alexander Ramsey allegedly took the money
Other workers were not made aware of the fund's existence... and others in greater need were denied fund benefits.

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The grand jury also indicted four of the officials for using union funds for personal benefit over several years, going back to 19-96.

[Hinson]


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A South Boston man has been charged with attempted "murder for hire. " A federal indictment says 60-year-old Leo Hinson tried to hire an acquaintance to kill Eric Brown and his wife.
Brown was scheduled to testify against an associate of Hinson in a North Carolina court. Authorities allege Hinson was willing to pay 50-thousand dollars to carry out the killing, and discussed another possible murder. Hinson was arrested earlier this month and is being held without bond.

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Lawmakers set the stage today for a bruising debate on the state budget.
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Both the House and Senate will vote tomorrow on the budget proposals that came out of committee over the weekend.


Today, House Democrats questioned the financial stewardship of Republicans, citing problems in the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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((DEL. KEN MELVIN: WE HAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT ARE MISSING, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. MARK WARNER'S TALKING ABOUT BRINGING IN THE AUDITOR, HE OUGHT TO BE BRINGING IN THE COPS.)) ((DEL. SCOTT LINGAMFELTER: I APPLAUD THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND DIFFER WE WILL, SOME SAY DIFFER WE SHALL, BUT ONE THING I SAY IS FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS NOT BLAMING.))
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Tommorrow's budget session will bring plenty of debate, but Republicans have a solid majority in the House and the work of the Appropriations Committee should pass with few modifications.


[Noel-Taylor]


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The Reverend Noel C. Taylor was remembered today in the General Assembly.
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During Black History Month, members of the House have highlighted the contributions of African Americans.
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Today, Delegate Chip Woodrum spoke of Roanoke's longtime mayor, and respected minister.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: NOEL TAYLOR HAD A CLEAR AND CONTINUOUS AFFECTION FOR ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF HIS CITY. THAT AFFECTION MR. SPEAKER WAS RETURNED TO HIM TEN-FOLD BY ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF HIS CITY AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY.)) ((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: THE DELEGATE FROM ROANOKE HAS TOLD ONLY HALF THE STORY. HE WAS AN AMAZING AND OUTSTANDING GENTLEMAN.))
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The House of Delegates adjourned today in honor of Reverend Taylor.
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[Optical-Cable]


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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found widespread violations in Optical Cable's hiring practices.
Under a consent agreement between the company and the E-E-O-C, the company must pay 75-thousand dollars to a man who was fired because he's black.
At the same time half a million dollars must go into an escrow account. 175 thousand more must be added to the account next year, and another 175-thousand the year after that.
It'll be used to satisfy claims filed by blacks and women who believe Optical Cable discriminated against them.

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Sales are up, but so are costs for Advance Auto Parts.
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One-time expenses relating to its acquisition of a competitor and its recent public offering .. produced a fourth-quarter net loss of 21-point-3 million dollars.
Sales for the Roanoke-based Auto supply company grew 5 point 2 percent.
Advance says it expects to earn more than two dollars a share this year.
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Still ahead on News 7, a judge gives an indicted Roanoke physician more time to help his patients find new doctors.
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And not much rain for us... too much rain for these folks as flash floods tear through a South American capital.


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as district tournament week continues down in Halifax as the Comets hosted Cave Spring. The Blue Ridge quarterfinals also continued tonight at the Salem Civic Center. The Dazzle was flat out smoking tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center as Derrick Hines gets some quality PT and Artie Gr

iffin get 8 three pointers. All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))[Dog-Attack]


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The two dogs that attacked and killed a San Francisco woman were apparently huge-
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That's according to a woman who once trained and cared for the dogs-
Janet Coumbs says Bane was a big clown at first- but she said as he and the other dog, Hera grew larger they became destructive chewing through fences and dog houses- and ever killing animals on her farm.
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((JIM HAMMER/PROSECUTOR: MISS COUMBS IS ONE OF MANY WITNESSES WE WILL BRING FORWARD TO ATTEMPT TO PROVE THAT THE DEFENDANTS KNEW THE DOGS WERE DANGEROUS AND THEY WERE PUT ON NOTICE.))
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At one point, the defense attorney got on the floor and showed how Marjorie Knoller tried to protect Whipple with her own body- She said Knoller did everything she could to stop the attack.
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((NEDRA RUIZ/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; SHE THINK OF WHATEVER SHE CAN SAY OR DO TO STOP THIS ATTACK.))
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Knoller is charged with second degree murder- Robert Noel with involuntary manslaughter- in the death of 33 year old Diane Whipple.
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[Yates]


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Prosecutors in the trial of Andrea Yates overcame a big hurdle today--
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convincing the judge to allow the showing pictures and video tape from the crime scene. It's believed that the pictures will show the Yates children after they were drowned in the family bathtub.
But-- the defense did convince Judge Belinda Hill to withdraw ten graphic pictures from that day-- Also today-- an officer who was at the scene- testified. Glenn West said the oldest child was still floating face down in the bathtub-- and that cereal bowls were still on the kitchen table. Andrea Yates has admitted to drowning her five children-- but has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity.
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Police say a Blacksburg man used the internet to steal thousands of dollars from people across the country.
24 year old Matthew W. Tynan is charged with 12 counts of larceny.
Blacksburg police say Tynan placed ads to sell mountain bike equipment and collected money using the internet service PayPal, but never delivered the equipment.
Victims, mainly on the West Coast and Southwestern U-S, lost more than eight-thousand dollars.

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Doctor Cecil Knox has been given two more weeks to close out his practice.
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The 52-year old pain specialist was released from jail two weeks ago on the condition he refer his entire patient case- load to other physicians. He's accused of prescribing OxyContin without a valid medical reason. He tells the court he hasn't even completed the "arduous" process of copying patient files. 258 patients have requested their records, Knox says.
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Doctor Knox tried but couldn't find a physician who would assume his practice. Seven doctors have agreed to take on only a very few patients.
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Taxpayer money for private education... is it legal?
The fight over school vouchers heads to the nation's highest court.
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And later it's the bargain-basement moment hundreds of brides-to-be have been waiting for.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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Should taxpayer money be used to help pay for private education... sometimes at religious schools?
Ask that question and you're bound to hear passionate answers- on both sides.
Now, as Teri Okita reports- that fight has made its way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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((What do we want? Vouchers! When do we want them? Now! AT THE SUPREME COURT, ONE ROAD SEPARATES ADVOCATES FROM OPPONENTS. Public money, public schools! BUT THEY ARE MILES APART ON THE SCHOOL VOUCHER ISSUE. THE CONTROVERSY ERUPTED IN CLEVELAND WHEN A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWED SOME FOUR-THOUSAND STUDENTS MOSTLY FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES TO GET TUITION VOUCHERS UP TO 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS. PARENTS COULD SEND CHILDREN TO THE SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE OFTENTIMES, PICKING PAROCHIAL ONES. Chris Suma/For School Vouchers: I send my children to an educational institution, not an evangelizational institution. If religion is part of the curriculum, so be it. Its my choice. BUT A LOWER COURT IN CLEVELAND DEEMED THE PROGRAM UNCONSTITUTIONAL SAYING IT VIOLATES SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. OPPONENTS SAY VOUCHERS DRAIN MONEY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TAXPAYERS WILL END UP PAYING FOR EVERYTHING FROM BIBLES TO CHAPELS. Nettie Stowers/AGAINST VOUCHERS: I honestly believe in my heart and in my mind, that public money for private schools is wrong. LAWYERS FROM BOTH SIDES SAY THEY PRESENTED A STRONG CASE AND EXPECT A CLOSE RULING, POSSIBLY 5 TO 4 ... WITH JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR THE SWING VOTE. Teri Okita/Reporting: Some are saying this is the most important decision on education since the Supreme Court ruled to end segregation in Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954. The Justices' landmark ruling is expected in June. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Senator Warner wants to boost business at the Radford Ammunition Plant.
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During a campaign stop in Roanoke this morning, the longtime Virginia lawmaker addressed questions regarding impending layoffs at the Radford plant. The cuts are being blamed on a recent decision to give a munitions contract to a Canadian company instead of the Virginia plant.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA: THE KEY TO IT IS AS FOLLOWS. WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THAT ARSENAL MORE COMPETITIVE. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT EVERY CONTRACT WILL BE KEPT THERE BUT, WE'LL TRY AND SEE IF THERE'S OTHER WORK THAT CAN BE BROUGHT.))
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Warner says its crucial for the U-S to share defense contracts with its allies. The Republican, who turned 75 on Monday, hopes Virginians will re-elect him to a fifth term.
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At least 52 people are dead in Bolivia after severe thunderstorms caused flash-floods.
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Muddy floodwaters swept through the capital of La Paz, tearing up roads and brick walls.
Several thousand people are homeless and large parts of the city are covered in mud.
It's the worst flooding to hit the city since 1976.
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The high school tourney action continues tonight around the region. We'll check highlights and scores. Plus, a Knight becomes a midshipman. And the Dazzle looks pick up its 17th win of the season.
But first a dazzling Extra Point ---
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The Dazzle is trying its best to drum up support and create some awareness for the franchise, and in so doing the team has been inviting rec league teams to play one of their regular season games on the Civic Center floor in the pregame.
Tonight, two girls teams from Boones Mill graced the hardwood. The Tornadoes and Mustangs hooked up and you know a a feisty horse is no match for mother nature. Go Tornadoes.
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The Western Valley district tournament opened last night with two games in southside. Patrick Henry was beaten by GW Danville 67-to-55, while Cave Spring was on the road in South Boston taking on Halifax County.
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The last time the Knights played the Comets Halifax won the game and Cave lost JJ Redick to a foot injury. J.J. was back last night but the Comets were hot as Dwight Green gets the party started for the home folks with the jumper on the right side. The watch the wicked crossover dribble drive from Halifax County's Sterling Williams. He knocks in the long three from the wing. But Cave Spring came back with its patience and its passing. Daniel Payne scores on the great ball movement as the ball never touches the floor before hitting the hoop.
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The Knights' high -low post game that has given people fits then comes through as Andrew Davison slices in for the layin and Cave Spring wins it 67-to-62.
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The Blue Ridge District held its final quarter-final games last night at the Salem Civic Center.
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The opener featured the Terriers of William Byrd and the Northside Vikings.
Northside's Ryan Smith had the hot hand he scored 8 points in the third quarter as the Vikings lead by 3.
Byrd would hang around as Sean Sturgill takes it inside uses the pump fake and scores the Terriers trailed 25 to 24.
But the Byrd defense could not handle Smith on this play he hits 2 of his game high 27 as the Vikings led by 3 after 3 quarters.
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The Terriers mounted one last run in the fourth but Northside scores the 10 point 56 to 46 win to advance to the Semi Finals.
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The Vikings will face the Colonels of William Fleming who took on Pulaski county in the semi finals at the Salem Civic Center on Friday night.
The Cougars get it to Ernie Hodge he hits the jumper and Pulaski County led by 5.
Fleming answers when Marcus Williams gets the baseline pass and rolls it in for 2 but the Colonels still trailed by 2.
Pulaski County's Gary Hash pulls up behind the line and hits the three to make it 17 to 12 Cougars.
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But the Colonels come back Taurus Boyd takes it inside for the score and William Fleming beats the Cougars of Pulaski County 44 to 39.
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The Roanoke Dazzle was in the other Civic Center last night taking on the Columbus Riverdragons.
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The Dazzle players got a warm welcome as they trotted out for pregame introductions. And then the team's "Homeboy" got busy. Derrick Hines came on the in the second quarter and watch him make the left handed drive to the rack for two the hard way. The Riverdragons still didn't respect the former Fleming Colonel - so this time he creates some space on the baseline and swishes the sweet little fade away jumper. Now they know what Hines is all about - but this time on the drive he draws the "D" and then kicks the rock out to Artie Griffin who scores three of his 32 points. He had an NBDL record 8 three pointers.
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One more time for the non-DUNKIN - Hines as he hits the circus shot on the left side again. The Dazzle beats Columbus 80-to-79.
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The Virginia Cavaliers continue to struggle in the ACC. Last night the Cavs were in Tallahassee and they lost to Florida State 66-to-59. The Cavs got Adam Hall back in the lineup, but got crushed on the boards as they were outrebounded by 11. Hall played 24 minutes had 6 points, four rebounds and three assists. Virginia is some deep trouble in the conference. The Cavs are 6 and 7 with games remaining against Georgia Tech, Duke and Maryland.

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The results last night were no better for the 24th ranked Virginia Tech women. The Hokies blew a six point halftime lead and lost tonight at Miami 55-to-53. The loss overshadows a tremendous individual effort by Ieva Kublina who scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. The biggest problem for Tech last night was taking care of the ball. The Hokies had 24 turnovers.
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In one other women's hoops note the ODAC women's tournament opens today at the Salem Civic Center with two games in the afternoon and two more in the evening. Last night the conference handed out its postseason honors as Washington & Lee's Jessica Mentz was named the ODAC's player of the year while Emory & Henry's Joy Scruggs was voted coach of the year by her peers.

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Yet another Cave Spring football player is headed to college on a scholarship. Today, talented wide receiver Michael Brammer
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signed on the dotted line, accepting an appointment to the Naval Academy where he will play receiver. He caught 7 TD passes this past season, but defense of his nation is his ultimate goal.
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They lined up ... waited hours- ..... and when the doors at one Boston store opened this morning.. they charged in.

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These are all "Brides-to-be" making a mad dash for a bridal bargain.
It is the semi-annual bridal gown sale at Filenes basement-
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((WE HEARD ABOUT THIS PLACE WE HAD TO GET THE BEST DRESS SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.))
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