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Some major losses in Hollywood- Two big names pass away today
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The man who owns the illegal tire dump talks to News 7- what he thinks of the feds getting involved.
Plus a judge orders a mother to stop smoking or risk losing visits with her son.
And a new way to keep sharks away.
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News 7 is next.

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((I MUST SAY THIS AWARD THIS AWARD TONIGHT... IS THE MOST .... RECENT.. LAUGHTER.))
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He was the man with the contagious smile- The man known as Mr. Television- Tonight Milton Berle is dead at age 93.


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[Milton-Berle]


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He was the veteran comedian who's career spanned decades.
Milton Berle died today at his Los Angeles home-
Chris Lawrence reports on the life of the cigar smoking- comedian known as Mr. Television.
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((Milton Berle got his start in silent movies and developed his comedy in vaudeville. But soon the sarcastic, cigar-smoking comedian became one the first entertainers to embrace a new medium. Berle did it so well he came to be known as Mr. Television. Berle died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was 93 years old, and had been sick for some time. Last year doctors diagnosed him with colon cancer, and he had been under hospice care for the past few weeks. Berle's wife and other family members were at his side when he passed away. Berle was really the first American TV superstar, as he hosted Texaco Star Theater in the late 1940s. Manufacturers said Berle was so popular he made working class families go out and buy their first television set, which earned him the nickname Mr. Television. But to children of that time, he would always be Uncle Milty. Berle's popularity faded in the 1950s, and the network canceled his show. But in the 60s Berle switched careers and focused on acting. He appeared in several TV series throughout the 70s, and in 1984, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Chris Lawrence CBS News Hollywood.))

[Dudley-Moore]


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Another loss in Hollywood- Actor and musician Dudley Moore also died today-
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Moore first hit it big in the 60' sand 70's on Broadway-
Then came movies.
Moore won a Golden Globe for the film Arthur where he plays a "well to do" drunk.
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((HOW RICH ARE YOU? ARTHUR: I SWISH I HAD A DIME FOR EVERY DIME I HAVE.))
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In "Ten" Moore portrayed a man in search of the perfect woman...
In real life, four failed marriages- and in recent years a progressive brain disorder.
Moore said being only five feet two and half inches tall was a source of anguish... and his humor.
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((OFFER TO TAKE MY COAT. BUTLER: YOU DON'T HAVE A COAT. ARTHUR: WELL OFFER TO TAKE MY TIE.)) ((NAT SOUND PIANO PLAYING.))
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Dudley Moore was 66 years old.
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[Tire-Fire]


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The Environmental Protection Agency can legally access the tire dump burning in Roanoke County. This evening, a federal magistrate granted a civil warrant-- allowing the agency access to the site over a 90- day period. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Teresa Hamilton spoke with the owner of the tire dump tonight-- and joins us now with reaction.
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Jean, when we spoke with Willie Keeling earlier tonight he said he doesn't mind the E-P-A being on his property to handle the tire fire and clean up-- as long as the land remains in his family.
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((I'LL TELL YOU HOW LONG I'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS, I'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS EVER SINCE THE KOREAN WAR.)) [RUNS5]
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Willie Keeling's concerned about the future of his property-- land that's been in his family for more than a hundred years. The cause of the fire has NOT yet been determined-- but Keeling says he's in no way responsible.
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((I'M 70-SOME YEARS OLD, I DONE HAD A HEART ATTACK AND THREE STROKES.)) [RUNS07]
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((I CAN'T EVEN WALK ON A STEEP BANK. HOW COULD I SET A FIRE? IF I SET A FIRE IT WOULD BURN ME UP BEFORE I COULD GET OUT OF THE WAY OF IT.)) [RUNS10]
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The one thousand acre brush fire is now under control. But more than three million tires continue to smolder on the Keeling property. This evening-- a court order was issued giving the E-P-A permission to be on site for the next 90- days.
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((I DON'T MIND THEM CLEANING IT UP PROVIDING THEY DON'T COME UP WITH SOMETHING TO TRY TO CONDEMN THE LAND SO I CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH IT, THAT'S LAND, ALL OF THAT LAND IS FOR SALE AND THAT LAND SHOULD BE PASSED ONTO MY HEIRS, I GOT NIECES AND HEIRS.)) [runs15]
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What will happen to the property though has NOT been established. The land has been declared a Superfund site, which means it's eligible to receive federal funding to help with firefighting and clean up efforts. The E-P-A has already pledged a half million dollars-- and the federal government says the Superfund designation will allow it to seek compensation.
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((THERE ARE ALSO SOME COST RECOVERY ISSUES THAT WOULD FOLLOW ALONG AFTTER THE PROPERTY IS FINISHED, WE WOULD SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES, WHOEVER THEY MAY BE.)) [runs10]
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Willie Keeling says he's not responsible for the cost-- He says that should be up to the state and Roanoke County because he signed an earlier agreement authorizing them to clean up the site.
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Jean, right now the stratgey for fighting the tire fire continues to be to let it burn... which could take months.

[Clower]


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State Police are investigating possible embezzlement of Henry County funds.
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Investigators searched administrator Sid Clower's office yesterday morning -- removing the hard drive from his computer, a copy of the county's budget and some miscellaneous files.
A hard drive from the Public Service Authority was also removed -- Clower ran that division from 1991 to 1996.
While State Police were searching his office, Henry County deputies found Clower in some woods behind the county administration building.
He was committed to a mental hospital after apparently threatening to kill himself with a handgun.
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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN: BUDGET PROCESS, IT ALWAYS IS DIFFICULT IN THE BEST OF TIMES. PEOPLE KNOW THE ECONOMIC SITUATION DOWN HERE. PLUS YOU THROW THIS INTO THE MIX.. IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH TIME.))
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Clower's wife issued this statement today, "I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and expressions of concern for Sid and our family. Please continue to pray for us. The love and concern the community has shown us is greatly appreciated."
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[Church-Collapse]


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Campbell Avenue in Roanoke is open again.
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It had been closed between 8th and 9th Streets since last week.
That's when a basement wall inside Solid Rock Pentecostal Church collapsed.
City officials feared the church could fall into the street.
Workers finished demolishing the structure today.
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[Resk]


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A local osteo-pathic physician has been ordered to pay an 18-hundred dollar fine and take a course in medical ethics.
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Doctor Joan Resk got in trouble because of her quirky ads in the newspaper.
While there were other allegations, the only charges that stuck were those about false and misleading advertising.

A committee of the state Board of Medicine deliberated for almost three hours tonight before concluding Doctor Resk violated state law.
The decision is subject to appeal to the full board.
She and her lawyer declined to say whether they planned to appeal, though he said "we stand by the ads."
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[Shuttle-America]


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Beginning Monday, air travelers in central Virginia will once again have a way of connecting quickly to international flights after they leave Lynchburg.
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Shuttle America will start providing three daily round trip flights between Philadelphia and the Hill City on April 1st.
The airline is a subsidiary of U-S Airways Express which will also add another daily flight to Pittsburgh.
It's a boon to an airport that lost its connection with Washington D.C. last year.
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((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THE LOSS OF SERVICE TO DULLES AIRPORT REALLY HURT OUR COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY OUR INDUSTRY BUSINESS TRAVELERS WHO CONNECT WITH NOT ONLY NATIONAL BUT INTERNATIONAL HUBS. AND AGAIN, THE CONNECTIVITY THAT WE CAN GAIN BY GOING TO PHILADELPHIA WILL HELP REPLACE A LARGE PORTION OF THAT. NOT TOTALLY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO CLOSE THAT GAP.))
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The new flights will increase Lynchburg's daily seat capacity by 43 percent.. bringing it to about the level it was before September 11th.
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Meanwhile, city leaders today celebrated the 25th anniversary of city-provided E-M-S services.
They also used the occasion to dedicate the new state police hangar at the Lynchburg airport.
The hangar houses the Med-flight helicopter which began serving central and southside Virginia last year.
Lynchburg is recouping its 700-thousand investment on the hangar by leasing it to the state.
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Your son or your smokes.
That's the choice a judge is giving one mother.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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Plus the crew of the U-S-S Roosevelt battle group returns from the war on terrorism.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans this is Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight Roanoke College opened its baseball season tonight in Salem the Virginia Cavaliers kicked off spring football practice today The Rookies tested at Martinsville today and another honor for Richard Petty.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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Israeli's are calling it a passover massacre- and President Bush today says his heart breaks for the innocent lives lost.
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19 people are dead and hundreds wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a resort hotel.
The man walked into the hotel dining room and blew himself-
This still picture of the suicide bomber was released tonight.
The death toll could rise- many of the wounded are not expected to last the night.
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[Roosevelt-Return]


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The crew of a Norfolk-based war ship got a new mission today-- to find family and friends...
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((USA! USA!))
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The U-S-S Roosevelt battle group pulled into port welcomed by thousands of cheering people.
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((IT WAS WONDERFUL, JUST GREAT, THE CROWD IS INSPIRING, IT'S FANTASTIC TO BE HOME. GOD BLESS AMERICA.))
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The Roosevelt was the first aircraft carrier deployed after September 11-th. The six-month mission in the Arabian Sea included air strikes on Afghanistan. And today- the full crew stepped onto the pier-- not one member was lost in the war.
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Stop smoking or you won't see your son.
That's the message from a New York Judge to a mom who likes to light up.
Gretchen Carlson explains.
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((It s a classic custody battle between a mother and a father but in this case the judge isn't blowing any smoke. A New York State Judge has ruled Johnita DeMatteo must decide between her son and her cigarettes. Johnita DeMatteo - Smoking Mother My understanding is he mentioned to the Judge that I smoke and he doesn't like the smell of cigarettes. David DeMatteo - Father: In a 19 year marriage there were many concerns that we had as a family about her smoking and all the smoke in the house. The son of David and Johnita DeMatteo is 13 years old and opposed to second hand smoke. So instead of only telling Johnita she can t smoke when her son is at her home the Judge has said she can't smoke at all even when she's alone. Johnita DeMatteo - Smoking Mother I certainly feel like it s taking my rights away because smoking is not illegal, it s not immoral. David DeMatteo - Father: I think it s a great decision for my son Nick and other kids who may be exposed to second hand smoke against their will. Gretchen Carlson Reporting: But what kind of precedent could a case like this set for future custody battles and other things besides smoking? And how much power should a Judge ultimately give to a child? David DeMatteo s attorney is convinced the child s concerns should always be number one. Frank Parry - David DeMatteo's Attorney I think they, the Judge in his wisdom felt the child had a sincere concern for his own health and the health of his mother and they recognized that, the court recognized that. Johnita DeMatteo says she will appeal the controversial decision but if need be she ll obviously choose her son over her smoking. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))
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Still ahead on News 7, scientists come up with an electronic answer to summer shark attacks.
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Plus skiing from 15-thousand feet?
We'll show you the latest extreme sport.
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[Shark-Repellent]


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Some people are afraid to go in the water after last years string of shark attacks on the East Coast.
But now somethings on the market that may help them "swim easier."
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It is a new electronic shark repellent unit- that attaches to the swimmer's ankle- or divers tank-
the personal anti shark unit weights about half a pound and has a battery life of four hours. and emits an electronic field that's unbearable to sharks.
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((AND IF THE SHARK SHOULD ENTER THE CLOSER THE SHARK GETS THE WORSE IT GETS ETC ETC... THE CLOSER IT GETS.))
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It showed sharks repelled around six to nine feet from a swimmer-
A company called Seachange Technology markets the product.
It'll retail for about 240 dollars-
One shark expert says it does not affect other marine life.
The company is working on larger units to create safety zones off the back of boats and a larger version for beach protection.
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Jeff Myers of the Greenville Groove was named the 2001-02 Defensive Player of the Year in the N-B-D-L. Myers ranked high in several different categories and he was one of 2 players to tally over 100 steals.
Roanoke's Marshall Phillips was among the other top vote getters.
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Meantime, Ansu Sesay is the Leagues Most Valuable Player. He averaged 13 point 9 points a game and ranked among the leaders in Assists, Field goals made Free throws made, blocked shots and minutes played.
He scored in double figures in 36 of 45 games including 18 straight games.
And here are tonight's N-B-A scores.
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Roanoke College began its first baseball season last night by welcoming UVA Wise to Kiwanis Field.
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Maroon Coach Kelly Dampieer working the third base coaches box.
UVA Wise's Steve Tyler hits a double to centerfield Courtney Nowlin scores from third to make it 1 to nothing in the first.
Tyler at the plate again this time he hits another double to centerfield scoring Shawn Trent to make it 2 to nothing in the fifth.
[SUPER=34-UVA Wise/7/Roanoke/0/; :]


Mike Jones adds two more runs when he sends this pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer and UVA Wise wins it 7 to nothing.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia football team finished the 2001 season with a 5 and 7 record under first year head coach Al Groh. The team has a new outlook for next season and the Cavs elected linebacker Angelo Crowell and receiver Bill McMullen as team captains this week.
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The Wahoos, who must replace four starters on offense and five starters on defense, opened their spring season today in Charlottesville. A third of the team is absent from the spring this year and that bodes well for players looking for a starting job.
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Groh is referring to his recruiting class that will come in next season, one that has been rated in the top five in the country.
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Groh commented on one of those rookies, Cave Spring's Tom Hagan, who will kick for the Wahoos next season. Groh's thoughts on Hagan, tonight on News 7 at six.

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The spring race weekend is fast approaching at the Martinsville Speedway. Mike Stevens tells us how drivers and fans alike were trying to make the "grade."
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Roanoke College opened its baseball season last night. More later on Mornin.

[S-Sponsor]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/February 22; :00]

In one other racing note, the show is over for the 2 Carter-Haas owned Winston Cup cars based out of Statesville, North Carolina. KMart began the season sponsoring both rides, but bankruptcy forced KMart to withdraw its financial backing. The team tried to get by as long as it could, but today Todd Bodine and Joe Nemechek are officially out of work.
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Former stock car racer Richard Petty continues to make history.
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[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI; :]


Petty has been in racing for 53 years. And yesterday the 7 time Winston Cup champion was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Petty, the current owner of Petty racing, is the first NASCAR driver honored by the hall.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[Parachute]


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From the sky to the slopes-- these daredevils defy the limits...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beaver, UT]

Parachute pioneers jumped from helicopters and "air bladed" down an expert ski run. That's right... the first ever "Red Bull Blade Raid" kicked off today at the Elk Meadow Ski Resort. The event of the day-- sky snow slalom. 26- world class athletes tried out the extreme sport by jumping out of a chopper at 15- thousand feet and then opening their speed chute 1- thousand feet above the 11- gate run. The trick to this high-flying feat-- is not to touch the ground. Top speeds were clocked at over 80- miles an- hour. (------------)