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Three people found shot to death in Roanoke this afternoon. We tell you what we know so far.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the Lieutenant Governor is lambasting Republicans over the eavesdropping scandal.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Maryland's Chris Wilcox is turning pro early. UVa's Craig Littlepage is in town tonight.
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And the Glenvar girls basketball team is honored for its outstanding sportsmanship.
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[WX-Head]
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Normal April weather on the comeback trail. Temperatures will slip into the 30s overnight this week.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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Three people are shot to death on a Southeast Roanoke street.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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It happened shorly before three o-clock.

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


That's when neighbors along the 11-hundred block of Dale Avenue heard gun fire.
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Marya Jones is there now, where police investigators are still on the scene.
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[Eavesdropping]


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The probe into alleged eavesdropping by GOP officials is heating up in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine today spoke out about the controversy, sharply criticizing Republican leaders for failing to respond to the situation.
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[IN Q=BUT AS IT LOOKS LIKE]

((TIM KAINE/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: BUT AS IT LOOKS LIKE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED I THINK THERE'S BEEN A REAL ISSUE OF HOW STRONGLY HAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THIS. I THINK THEY NEED TO DO MORE AND THEY NEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING WITH RESPECT TO THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVED ONCE THAT HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED.))
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Claudia Tucker, who has been implicated in the controversy, has requested a leave of absence.
Tucker serves as chief of staff to House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Only one GOP official, Ed Matricardi, has been charged in the probe.
He currently faces four felony counts.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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About 150 students were evacuated from a school in Danville this morning. Officials say fire broke out around nine in the auditorium of the Opportunity School. The students were evacuated and later sent home. The blaze was quickly under control, but the building was heavily damaged by smoke.
The Opportunity School will be closed to students tomorrow. Staff will still have to report.

[Boty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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State police say alcohol was a factor in a fatal accident in Botetourt County.
It happened on Route 43 between Buchanan and Eagle Rock just after midnight.
State police say 19-year-old John Perry Crouch of Buchanan ran off the road and hit a tree.
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[VO-NAT]


His passenger, 26-year-old Joseph Daren Wood of Natural Bridge, later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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State police say Crouch suffered non-life threatening injuries.
They plan to charge him in the accident.

[Biomedical]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Roanoke officials hope the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology will eventually attract hundreds of high-tech businesses and thousands of new jobs.
Today, they celebrated the first company to relocate in the redevelopment area.
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Excel Prosthetics (pros-THEH-tix) and Orthotics (or-THAH-tix) renovated a building on Albemarle Avenue to bring all of its employees together under one roof.
Company President Doug Walters says the redevelopment area is a perfect fit for his business.
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((WE DOUBLED THE FACILITY WHEN WE CAME HERE. WE HAD TWO FACILITIES IN SALEM AND OLD SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, AND BASICALLY WE JUST OUTGREW BOTH OF THOSE PLACES, AND THIS JUST ENDED UP BEING A NICE LOCATION BETWEEN THE HOSPITALS AND THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=and the medical community.]
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City officials say they are confident that other business will soon follow in Excel's footsteps... even before the Riverside Centre is fully developed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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They bore Oakley and Tommy Hilfiger Labels... but they were all fakes.
Now one man could go to jail for it.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's next on News 7.
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And she began working on the project September 12th.
Now one woman's labor of love and remembrance is complete.
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[Bahhur]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Pssst. Want to buy a pair of Oakley sunglasses cheap?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The genuine article sells for as much as 100 to 200 dollars a pair. Not these glasses confiscated by the F-B-I .
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((DAVID DAMICO/YOUSEF BAHHUR'S ATTORNEY; THESE DON'T LOOK LIKE TOP QUALITY ITEMS... AND ALSO THE PRICE: OBVIOUSLY, $100 A PAIR SUNGLASSES GOING FOR $5 IS NOT REAL.))
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Yousef Bahhur ran a shop in Buena Vista called "Crazy Joe's." He sold counterfeit merchandise there and at Happy's Flea Market... also through retailers in Salem, Basset and Chilhowie. It was hard to miss the fact that the Tommy Hilfiger clothes were fake. Some of the stuff still bore the legitimate label of much less expensive brand names. The prosecutor says Bahhur passed off these goods to customers as genuine Hilfiger products... claiming they were just flawed.
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((JENNIE WAERING/PROSECUTOR; THEY WERE TOLD THAT THEY WERE SECONDS OR KNOCK OFFS AS OPPOSED TO COMPLETE FORGERIES AND FRAUDS.))
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Bahhur pled guilty today but was released on 10-thousand dollar bond.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a two million dollar fine when he's sentenced later... though the sentence is likely to be far less than that.

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An Amherst County man and his daughter are headed to prison for bilking the I-R-S out of nearly three million dollars in fraudulent tax returns.
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48- year- old Danny Antonio Jordan and his 24- year- old daughter Brandi were sentenced in federal court this morning.
Prosecutors say the Jordans filed hundreds of tax returns for people who deducted thousands of dollars in improper business expenses.
The pair would then take 30 percent of the taxpayer's refund.
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((CRAIG TILLER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: DANNY JORDAN HAS SOME PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES WITH THE IRS. HE CLAIMS THAT THE CERTAIN REDUCTION HE RECORDED ON THE TAX RETURNS ARE ALLOWED UNDER CERTAIN DEFINITIONS IN THE INSTRUCTION BOOKS THAT ACCOMPANY THE VARIOUS FORMS.)) ((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: THIS WAS SO FAR OFF-BASE, THERE ARE LEGITIMATE AREAS OF TAX DISAGREEMENT, BUT THIS WAS A FAIRLY BLATANT AND NOT SO HARD TO SEE THROUGH FRAUD.))
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Danny Jordan was given an 87-month prison term.. Brandi was sentenced to 63 months.
Both say they plan to appeal.
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[Shepherd]


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A road rage case in Montgomery County was settled with a plea agreement today.
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Victoria Shepherd pled guilty to two felony and two misdemeanor charges. She will not go to jail but she will be on probation for the next three years and lose her driver's license for a year. Last August, the Blacksburg resident was accused of driving recklessly and hitting a car on Route-460.
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((VICTORIA SHEPHERD/DEFENDANT; I REGRET WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY. I FEEL LIKE THAT I WAS SET AS AN EXAMPLE FOR ROAD RAGE BECAUSE NO ONE GOT HURT THEY WENT IN A DITCH AND NO ONE WAS HURT.))
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Shepherd testified she suffers from anxiety attacks and was not taking her medication at the time of the accident. She says she will be moving next month to California with her husband and children.
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[Stocks]


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The already-suffering telecommunications sector dragged the stock market down today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 121 points.
NASDAQ fell 38.
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As you have surely noticed, we are now broadcasting out of our new building.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


We call it the "Digital Broadcast Center", because next month, we will begin transmitting the first full-power digital signal in the region.
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[BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE FS]
But what is digital TV ... and how will it improve your viewing experience?
News 7's Jennifer Miele shows us in "Building for the Future".
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(( With the toughest questions about digital television.. we went to the man customers call "Digital Doctor".
He's John Cosgrove, Sales Manager at Lee Hartman and Sons. [TC:02:21:35] ((JOHN COSGROVE: I REMEMBER LOOKING AT THAT FIRST SMALL WALKMAN AND SAYING THIS WILL NEVER FLY. $250 FOR A PORTABLE CASSETTE PLAY NO, WON'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS08]
But it did happen.
And Cosgrove expects digital television to catch on just as well.
That's because a digital picture has six times more quality to it than analog, which is what you watch now.
And WDBJ has all digital equipment to send out the signal.
To do that, we needed a new building.
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[TC:01:48:17] ((MIKE BELL/PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR:OUR BUILDING WAS...PUT THE WIRES.)) [RUNS10]
You'll get our digital signal on channel 18.
But technology doesn't stop there.
High definition is next. High def gives you an even better picture than digital.
But high definition tv's could cost you anywhere from 3 to 14 thousand dollars. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: RIGHT NOW WDBJ BROADCASTS A DIGITAL QUALITY PICTURE, NOT HIGH DEFINITION. BUT THE NETWORK DO, ON SHOWS LIKE EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. EXPECT TO SEE WDBJ GO HI DEF WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.)) [RUNS10]
Dr. Digital says the technology sector needs that much time to make high definition sets affordable to the average consumer.
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((JOHN COSGROVE: THAT GIVES TECHNOLOGY TIME TO COME DOWN IN PRICE AND RESULTS WILL BE , ON A REGULAR SET, A MUCH BETTER PICTURE.)) [RUNS10]
But just who can see that better picture at first, is not entirely clear.
Our digital broadcast will reach most, if not all, of our current viewing area... but nobody knows the exact reach until we throw the switch. At that point, the digital era begins, and all of us, even Doctor Digital, have plenty to learn when it does.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Keep in mind that we will also continue to broadcast on Channel 7. We'll offer two different kinds of signals on two different channels, but you do NOT have to change ANYTHING to keep watching us.
Tonight at 11, what's different about digital TV .. the way it looks on your screen .. and the programs offered right now.

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Civitan Club honors the Glenvar girls state championship basketball team. The Avalanche hits the road, and UVa's athletic boss is in town tonight.
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Plus, the most improved Terrapin pulls a fast one and bolts for the NBA.
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The National Champs from the University of Maryland have now lost four starters off of their recently crowned title team. Juan Dixon, Lonny Baxter, and Byron Mouton all graduated,
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and today forward Chris Wilcox announced that he is giving up his final two years of eligibility to turn pro. Wilcox began the season on the bench but finished the season as the Terrapins most impressive inside player. His departure means Steve Blake will be the only returning starter for the Terps next year.
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[S-Award]


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The honors just keep coming in for the Glenvar girls basketball team. Today, the Highlanders took home the eighth annual Civitan girls sportsmanship award.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The ceremony took place at the Patrick Henry Hotel. The Highlanders went 27 and 2 and won the group A state championship. The Glenvar ladies also displayed great sportsmanship on the floor and the officials, who vote on the winner, elected Glenvar.
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The Civitan also gives out a scholarship to the senior who best exemplifies good sportsmanship. Glenvar's Leigh Ann Woodley was honored with the 500 hundred dollar scholarship. She will use the money for her education at Roanoke College next year.

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The University of Virginia will be well represented at tonight's meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

UVa athletic director Craig Littlepage will be the guest speaker at tonight's monthly meeting. Littlepage was named UVa's full-time AD on August 21st of last year. Tonight on News y at 11, we will get his thoughts on a number of topics including the former coaches' thoughts on the ACC underclassmen turning pro, including his own Roger Mason, Junior.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Salem Avalanche begins a six game road swing tonight at Kinston.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The Avs were 9 and 4 three games ago, but then ran into a red hot Lynchburg Hillcats team that swept Salem. Now the Avs are 9 and 7 on the season and in a three way tie for first place in the Southern Division with Myrtle Beach and Kinston. The Indians, who have won two straight, present problems at the plate.
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Salem battles Kinston tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday before heading to Myrtle Beach. The Avs are home again for seven in row beginning this Sunday.

[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Dale Earnhardt, Junior believes his race team is ready to challenge for the Winston Cup title this season and if every race were run on a restrictor plate track he already would be the king
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[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/Fox; :00]

and if every race were run on a restrictor plate track he already would be the king. Yesterday Dale Junior led 133 of the 188 laps at Talladega to capture his second straight at the track and his 6th career win. He is now just 191 points behind leader Sterling Marlin in the points race.
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[talent=mike]
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This week the circuit heads to the California Speedway for the Napa 500.

[S-Morgan]


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The New River Valley Speedway will be welcoming a former Winston Cup star to the track this coming Saturday night. Morgan Shepherd, who most recently raced on the truck series at the Martinsville Speedway will be at New River to sign autographs from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday evening.
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A quilt honoring the victims of September eleventh is drawing attention from around the globe.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Carol Mesimer (MEE-sim-uhr) started working on the pentagonal piece the day of the attacks. The quilt, called "Remember Me", shows the New York City skyline complete with ghost images of the World Trade Center towers and the Statue of Liberty, and a Pennsylvania landscape. The bottom half, which contains the names of those killed in the attacks, gives the quilt the shape of a pentagon. Mesimer says she hopes the quilt helps comfort relatives of the victims.
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((CAROL MESIMER/QUILTER: YOU KNOW, THE WORST FEAR THAT PEOPLE HAVE IS THAT THE PERSON THEY LOVED WILL BE FORGOTTEN. SO, NOW, THEY'RE NOT FORGOTTEN. THEY'RE SOMEPLACE.))
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Mesimer says people as far away as Ireland have expressed interest in the quilt.
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If you'd like to have the piece hang in your place of business you can contact Mesimer by logging onto our webpage at wdbj7 dot com and clicking on the webwatch section.
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Plans for a long-proposed A-E-P power line may get out of the woods today .. if they get approval from the U-S Forest Service.
Part of the state-approved route runs through federal lands, so the Forest Service is expected to release its own environmental impact statement today. What it says, and means for the proposed power line tonight on News 7 at 6.