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Straight ahead on News 7--
An early morning blaze burns down a staff residence hall at the Covington Boys Home.
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And Governor Warner was in Roanoke today, as Carilion announces a major expansion.


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The cloudy skies and patchy drizzle will slowly come to an end as we head through the afternoon....and then tomorrow will turn out to be a beautiful sunny mild day....I'll have your forecast....


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[Carilion-Expansion]


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Carilion Health System has launched a 55- million dollar expansion and renovation that will bring major improvements to both Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals.
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Governor Warner helped Carilion executives, employees and patients break ground on the new wing at Roanoke Memorial.
The project will not increase the hospital's capacity, but it will provide space for new operating rooms and critical care beds.
The work will also allow Community Hospital to focus on the health needs of women and children.
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((THE AMOUNT THE DEMAND FOR OUR SERVICES HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS HAS REALLY OUTPACED OUR PHYSICAL CAPACITY AND WE REALLY NEED TO DO THIS EXPANSION TO MEET THE COMMUNITY'S NEED FOR SERVICES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Murphy/Carilion CEO;]
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The construction project will employ 150 workers. The new wing will add 300 health-care employees.
Carilion Chief Executive Edward Murphy says the new wing should be completed by the end of next year.
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[Boys-Fire]


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Fire destroyed a building owned by the Covington Boys Home this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

An employee first noticed the fire shortly before 6 o'clock at an administrator's residence just off the Boys Home grounds. The building was a total loss. Officials say nobody was home when the fire started, and the residence was well away from any of the buildings which house the boys.
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((DONNIE WHEATLEY/BOYS HOME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; IT'S A GOOD QUARTER-MILE AWAY FROM THE RESIDENCES, MAYBE EVEN MORE THAT THAN, BUT NO BOYS WERE IN DANGER AT ANY POINT IN TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Wheatley/Boys Home Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=at any point in time.]
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Fire officials are looking into the cause of the blaze, but say the fire is NOT suspicious. The investigation is continuing.
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[11Salem-Accident]


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An accident in Salem has claimed the life of one person.
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Police say 42 year old Charlotte E. Church was pulling out of the Salem Valley 8 theater parking lot last night when she drove into the path of an oncoming car.
Church was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she later died. Her 13 year old daughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the other car, 20 year old Sherrete L. Watson, was not seriously hurt.
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[Earnhardt-Lawsuit]


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A man who says he helped racing legend Dale Earnhardt get his start says he's owed big money.
Now he is suing the driver's estate in an effort to collect.
Melinda Law has more.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :16]
[SUPER=01-Irving Brenner/London's Attorney; :32]
[SUPER=01-Judson Graves/Earnhardt's Attorney; :53]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Law/Reporting; 1:09]
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(( A MAN WHO SAYS HE HELPED RACING LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT GET STARTED SAYS HE'S OWED BIG MONEY.
THIS WAS THE FIRST FULL DAY OF TESTIMONY.
YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IT TOOK THE ENTIRE DAY TO FIND A JURY THAT WEREN'T FANS OF THE LEGENDARY RACE CAR DRIVER.
MELINDA LAW HAS THE DETAILS.
(TAKE PKG)

DALE EARNHARDT WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE A DEPOSITION, OR A SWORN STATEMENT UNDER OATH, ABOUT THIS CASE...JUST ONE WEEK BEFORE HE DIED.

(SOT - LONDON


"Ah, not right now please. Maybe later.")

GRAY LONDON IS FIGHTING FOR WHAT HE SAYS IS HIS FAIR SHARE AFTER THE TWO MEN AGREED TO DISSOLVE THE OLD EARNHARDT RACING TEAM.
BUT NOW LONDON CLAIMS HE DIDN'T GET WHAT WAS OWED TO HIM FROM THAT AGREEMENT...INCLUDING CASH AND BEING ALLOWED TO SELL EARNHARDT SOUVENIRS.

(SOT - BRENNER

"This case means everything to Mr. London. He helped Dale Earnhardt get started in racing, they promised to settle up, they did settle up, but they haven't lived up to their agreement.")

BUT ATTORNEYS FOR D-E-I SAY LONDON IS A MAN TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE...USING DALE'S NAME.

(SOT - GRAVES

"All of the money that ever was due under the contract has been paid and that the other side has breached contract. Our position is he's not allowed to use the Earnhardt name off the logo and off the cars and our position is he's gone beyond that, that's what we're contesting in court.")

THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED IN JULY OF 2000, SEVEN MONTHS BEFORE THE DRIVER OF THE NUMBER THREE CAR WAS KILLED IN A WRECK AT THE DAYTONA 500.))

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Testimony continues today in Charlotte.

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American war planes are pounding targets in Eastern Afghanistan, where al-Qaida soldiers are making a final stand.

Meanwhile, U-S forces on the ground faced fierce opposition over the last few days.
Lee Cowan reports from Kabul.
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[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Lee Wyatt/U. S. Army; :19]
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WELL This morning, some of the last remaining US ground troops were pulled out of the Shah-e-kot valley -- leaving those who ARE left to focus on a single mountain ridge.

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(NARR:) It was 12 long days on the front lines for these troops -- who

told us this morning the battles were so intense, they don't know how they survived.

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"It was like God was watching us the whole time because if a mortar round had hit us, we wouldn't, I guarantee half of us wouldn't be here right now."

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The military claims those battles left as many as 700 al-Quada and Taliban fighters dead. The rest -- the US figures -- are either hiding, or have fled toward neighboring Pakistan, just 30 miles to the east.

Local Afghan troops say as many as two dozen prisoners have been turned over to the US -- and a systematic search by US special forces of some 40 mountain caves hit from the air this week -- is now underway.

So sure this battle is almost over -- some members of the 101st Airborne Division are packing up to head back to their base at Kandahar -- some two hours away from one of the deadliest battlefields of the war.

(SOT/SGT. T.J. MARTIN, US ARMY)

"If it is coming to an end, I'll be glad."

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It's estimated as many as a hundred al-Quada or Taliban may remain on that single mountain ridge... A fraction of those who were there just 12 days ago. LC, CBS NEWS, Kabul ))

[Yates]


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Family members are reacting to Andrea Yates' capital murder conviction in the deaths of her children.
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Yates' sister says more people need to be aware of mental problems in others, and adds that she was "shocked" by the guilty verdict.
It took a Houston jury less than four hours to convict Yates in the drowning deaths of her children last summer.
Jurors will begin hearing testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial tomorrow morning.
Yates could face the death penalty.
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[Carvins-Cove]


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The recent rainfall has done little to help Roanoke's main water supply.
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As of this morning, Carvins Cove was 24-point-7 feet below full pond level.
It continues to drop about a tenth of a foot each day.
City officials plan to send a brochure to every household, encouraging people to conserve and outlining steps taken to enhance Roanoke's water supply.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, the execution of a convicted murderer last night in Georgia has led to international protests. We'll tell you why.
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Also we will tell you about a historic decision last night in Lynchburg.
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Historic action by the U-N Security Council-- the endorsement of a Palestinian state.
The U-S sponsored measure passed last night.
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In the Middle East, there's cautious praise for the resolution, but it's done nothing to stop the violence there.

As Israel continues its largest military offensive in 20 years, Palestinian officials called for immediate international intervention to enforce the U-N resolution.
Israel reacted by focusing on the parts with which they agree.
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((ARIE MEKEL/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: ISRAEL WELCOMES THE UNITED STATES EFFORTS TO INCLUDE IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION A PARAGRAPH THAT CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF TERROR AND INCITEMENT. ))
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All but one country on the 15-member U-N panel voted for the measure.
Syria abstained, calling the resolution `` weak.''
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[Cheney-Egypt]


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Meanwhile, Vice President Dick Cheney has arrived in Egypt, on the second leg of a Middle East tour.
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Cheney's visiting the region to discuss the U-S led war on terror.
He arrived in Egypt after a stop in Jordan, and took time out to give a pep talk to National Guard troops.
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Escalating violence in the region may overshadow Cheney's 11- nation Middle Eastern tour.
Egypt is the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel and has traditionally played a key role in mediating the Arab- Israeli conflict.
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[GA-Execution]


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Despite international protests, the state of Georgia executed convicted killer Tracy Lee Housel last night.
The case generated world wide attention since Housel held dual American and British citizenship.
(CHOW WIN) Chau Nguyen has more.
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About 200 people will lose their jobs when Halmode Apparel closes its Roanoke distribution center.
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The company says the cost of operating the plant is too high.
The shutdown will begin in July and is expected to last several months.
Halmode is owned by the Kellwood Company which makes women's clothing.
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[11L'burg-Council]


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It has taken 20 years, but one of the nation's oldest subdivisions has been designated Lynchburg's newest historic district.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :39]
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(( They were the same faces gathering to do battle one more time.. on the one side, preservationists wanting to save the historic character of Rivermont Avenue.. on the other, homeowners worried their property rights were being trampled.
The effort to make a three mile stretch of the Avenue a historic district dates back to 1982.. it failed every time, including most recently last summer.
But after additional study and a survey that showed most of the affected residents were in favor, the idea was brought back to city council one more time.
Some questioned whether putting restrictions on things like paint colors and vinyl siding was the way to rehab a run-down neighborhood.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ORDER TO STOP THE BLIGHT BLEEDING UP RIVERMONT AVENUE FROM THE RIVERMONT BRIDGE, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN DESIGNATING RIVERMONT AVENUE AS A HISTORICAL DISTRICT. I THINK WE'RE REALLY FOOLING OURSELVES TO THINK OTHERWISE.))
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But others felt living in a neighborhood carries with it certain responsibilities.
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((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, GO BUY A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY AND DO WHAT YOU WANT. IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY, YOU GIVE UP THAT RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU WOULD DO ON A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY.))
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The vote to finally make Rivermont the city's sixth historic district was 5- to- 2.. there's still more work to be done.
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((ANNIE MASSIE/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: WE WORKED HARD, BUT NOW WE'LL WORK ON BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER. BUT WE HAVE DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY IN OUR BOARD AND ALONG THE ONES WHO WERE IN FAVOR OF IT, AND I THINK IT WILL ONLY BENEFIT EVERYBODY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, Roanoke County approves a plan that would make drunk drivers pay for the problems they cause,
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Also we will tell you why some people believe the shoplifting case against Winona Ryder is not as strong as originally thought.
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[11DUI-Driving]


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Roanoke County Supervisors want to see drunk drivers pay for problems they cause.
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Last night the Supervisors approved Joe "Butch" Church's proposal.
It allows the county to recover the expense of responding to wrecks caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The fees would range from 500 to a thousand dollars, and would be in addition to any criminal penalties.
There was some heated debate, but no one voted against it.
It is not known when the fees will go into effect.
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[Winona]


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The tale of shoplifting charges against actress Winona Ryder may not be as clear as once thought.
Investigators claim surveillance video caught the actress in the act, but some say the picture is not so clear. Among other things, Ryder is accused
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of stealing two hats worth six-hundred dollars.
The District Attorney says the picture is obvious to him.
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[IN Q=All of us can wait...]

((STEVE COOLEY/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: ALL OF US CAN WAIT TILL THE PRELIMINARY HEARING ON THURSDAY AND SEE EVIDENCE INTRODUCED ACCORDING TO RULES OF EVIDENCE, NOT ACCORDING TO A GAME SOMEONE'S PLAYING. ))
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Ryder faces four felony charges, including grand theft, burglary, vandalism, and possession of a powerful prescription painkiller.

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down 112 points.
The NASDAQ has lost 31 points.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

In sports, the ACC gives the Maryland Terrapins another honor.
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...AND a school in New York with a losing record, plays its way into the NCAA Tournament.
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[S-Siena]


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The NCAA men's tournament opened with a team who wasn't expected to get this far. Last night Siena, a team with a losing record, took on the Alcorn State Braves.
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[SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/Siena vs. Alcorn State;:00]

Siena, out of Loudonville, New York was just 14 and -18 in the regular season but won the Metro Atlantic Tournament. Last night behind Montreal native Prosper Karangwa, the Saints advanced. The point guard speaks five different languages-- but he let his skills do the talking as he scored a career high 31 points.
That led Siena to the 81-to-77 win over Alcorn State.
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Siena is now the first team in 47 years to win an NCAA tournament game with a losing record. The reward is a date with Maryland on Friday.
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[S-ACC]


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It's NO coincidence that the team that holds the ACC's pick for " coach of the year," has also claimed the ACC's pick for "Player of the Year". The Maryland Terrapins have landed the top two awards in the ACC.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Season; :00]


The Terrapins' Juan Dixon was named the ACC's player of the year. The six foot- three senior guard who was second in the league in scoring and first in free throws and steals, received 41 of a possible 84 first place votes to beat out Duke's Jason Williams, who was second. Dixon is just the fourth player from Maryland to win the ACC's "player of the year" honor, following in the footsteps of Joe Smith, Len Bias and Albert King. He heads into the NCAA tournament this week, having scored in double figures in 48 straight games.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech women will battle UNC Greensboro in the postseason tonight as they open the Women's N-I-T tournament.
The national invitational tournament isn't exactly where the Hokies hoped to be.
But the coaches and players agree that the excitement of playing there helps wipe out the disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament.
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[SUPER=01-Chrystal Starling/Virginia Tech Junior; :25]
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