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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
94 airport workers are arrested at Washington area airports.
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[VO-NAT]


Should students be allowed to pray in school- Tonight Roanoke County lawmakers get in on the debate.
and just what does it take to get digitial TV in your home- and what about high def TV? We'll find out.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 15:04:04]
[IN Q=I believe ]

((I BELIEVE THIS WOULD BE A POSITIVE MOVE TO OPEN UP A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WHATEVER THAT MAY BE WITHOUT REPERCUSSION.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=without reprecussions.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke County Supervisors voices its support for prayer in school.
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[anchor =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC28:45]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion. But some people, including the majority of Roanoke County's supervisors, feel there's room for improvement.
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Teresa;]

Teresa Hamilton is here now with more on the debate between church and state. Jean, schools in Virginia have a minute of silence that allows students to pray--
[LIVE=Teresa /FULL]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

But some believe more needs to be done to make students and others more comfortable to pray in public without fear of repercussions.
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[sot 15:05:03]
[in q= To me]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; TO ME IT WAS AN EXCITING VICTORY, NOT FOR PERSONALLY, IT'S JUST SOMETHING I BELIEVE IN AND I HAD SOME GOOD SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=@Church; ]
[RUNS=07]
[out q= some good support.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***TERESA'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Butch Church believes the First Amendment needs to be strengthened... So this evening-- he and three other board members threw their support behind an amendment to the constitution intended to guarantee religious freedom in the United States.
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[sot 15:04:35]
[in q= My contention]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: MY CONTENTION WAS EVERY DISASTER, CATASTROPHE WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT ASKING GOD TO TAKE CARE OF THE UNITED STATES, TAKE CARE OF OUR SOLDIERS, TAKE CARE AND BLESS OUR NATION, OUR CURRENCY IS IN GOD WE TRUST, OUR NATIONAL MOTTO IS IN GOD WE TRUST, IT'S POSTED ALL OVER WALLS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, WE CONDUCT PRAYER HERE, WHY CAN'T WE GIVE OUR CHILDREN THE SAME CHANCE.))
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q= the same chance. ]
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[VO-NAT]

[***TERESA'S MIC HOT***] This evening's decision by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors was NOT an unanimous one-- Supervisor Joe McNamara believes the First Amendment does enough to guarantee freedom of religion.
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[SOT 15:06:08]
[IN Q=THE VOTE]

((JOE MCNAMARA/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: THE VOTE WAS NOT AGAINST PRAYER, PRAYER IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IN PLACES OF WORSHIP, WHAT IT WAS, WAS A VOTE, WAS A VOTE FOR OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, I THINK ANY PROPONENT TO SEPARATE THAT IS A STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.))
[SUPER=@McNamara; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q= WRONG DIRECTION.]
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL]

The Board of Supervisors is NOT alone in approving this resolution. Counties in 44- other states have approved similar measures.
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Teresa;]

But before any of this could become a reality-- Congress and the states would have to approve it.

[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC1:17:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Clean-up at Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump in Roanoke County will include more than just removing tires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week; ]

While putting the fire out-- an official with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says the E-P-A discovered an old trash dump on approximately one acre of Keeling's property. The debris is mostly household garbage- it's buried underneath piles of tires.
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[SOT 01:46:33]
[IN Q=IT WAS PROBABLY]

((RICK WEEKS/DEQ REGIONAL DIRECTOR: IT WAS PROBABLY A TYPICAL RAVINE FILL THAT YOU USED TO SEE A LOT OF I WOULD GUESS IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT AN ACRE OF MATERIAL, WE'RE NOT SURE HOW DEEP YET AS TO HOW MUCH IT WILL TAKE TO CLEANUP BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND WORK WITH THE EPA TO GET THAT MATERIAL OFF SITE. ))
[SUPER=01-Rick Weeks/DEQ Regional Director; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=GET THAT MATERIAL OFF SITE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Rick Weeks say officials are working to find a place to take the debris. They're also trying to find a trucking firm to haul the garbage.
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[Task-Force]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC49:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new task force will look into ways Roanoke County's tire fire could have been prevented.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The U- S Attorney for Western Virginia today announced the creation of the Blue Ridge Environmental Task Force. John Brownlee says the group consists of representatives from at least fifteen agencies including local police and fire departments, the EPA, DEQ, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Attorney's office.
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[SOT 2:41-3:06]
[IN Q=What we're gonna try to do...]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WHAT WE'RE GONNA TRY TO DO HERE IS BRING TOGETHER SOME OF THE BEST THINKERS SO THAT WHEN WE HAVE FUTURE PROBLEMS, WHICH WE WILL AND WHICH WE PROBABLY DO NOW, WE CAN TRY TO GET SOME IDEAS AND ESTABLISH STRATEGIES AND PROTOCOL TO TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=to try to solve the problem.]
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 24;]

Brownlee says the idea for the task force was sparked by the massive fire that broke out on Willie Keeling's tire dump last month. He says, starting tomorrow, the task force will look into ways the tire fire could have been prevented.
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[Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC50:26]
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The state's highest elected-Republican is finding common ground with Democrats on the eavesdropping controversy.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore was in Roanoke today to honor law enforcement.
He spoke out about the alleged eavesdropping that his office initially exposed.
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[SOT 01:17:30]
[IN Q=I'M SEEING NOW]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; I'M SEEING NOW STRONG LEADERSHIP FROM PARTY LEADERS TO STAND UP WITH ME AND SAY THIS IS WRONG. THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE STOOPING TO DIRTY TRICKS, WE SHOULD NOT BE EAVESDROPPING WHETHER ITS ILLEGAL OR NOT. WE SHOULD NOT BE ON PHONE CALLS THAT WE'RE NOT INVITED TO PARTICIPATE ON.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q= TO PARTICIPATE ON.]
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[VO-NAT]


Democratic state senator John Edwards, could not agree more.
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[SOT 01:07:07]
[IN Q=IT'S SLEAZY BUT]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE; IT'S SLEAZY BUT ITS ALSO ILLEGAL UNDER BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AND I HOPE ITS NOT A PATTERN OF THINGS TO COME. IT'S CERTAINLY NOT IN VIRGINIA'S TRADITION.))
[SUPER=@Edwards]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=IN VIRGINIA'S TRADITION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the investigation into alleged eavesdropping by GOP officials continues in Richmond.
The former head of the state's Republican party has already been indicted and a top aide to House Speaker VanceWilkins has been implicated.
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[Airport-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Dozens of airport workers in Washington D-C have been arrested in a massive security crackdown by the federal government.
94 Employees at Washington Dulles International and Reagan National airports were taken into custody.
They face a charges of lying on airport security applications and using false social security numbers.
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[SOT 21:54:18]

((JOHN ASHCROFT: LET ME BE CLEAR THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE OF SECURITY BREACHES AT AMERICA'S AIRPORTS. WE HAVE AS WELL ASKED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO TAKE ON NEW RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO ENDURE INCONVENIENCES IN ORDER TO HELP US PREVENT TERRORISM IN OUR NATION'S AIRPORTS. THE RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT ON THE PASSENGERS ALONE.))
[SUPER=@Ashcroft;]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=the passengers alone.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


If convicted many of the defendants could face from 2 to ten years in prison.. plus fines and or deportation.

[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC34:58]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The search for a killer continues in Lynchburg where police are trying to solve last week's double homicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Friday]


Anthony and Rhonda Robinson were shot to death in their home on Sussex Street early Friday morning.
Authorities say it's likely the Robinsons knew their killer and that more than one suspect is involved.. but getting information has been tough.
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[SOT 14:19:08]
[IN Q=Some people we've]

((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: SOME PEOPLE WE TALKED TO THEY'RE NOT TELLING US THE WHOLE TRUTH OR THEY'LL ADD SOMETHING TO IT, WE'VE RUN INTO THAT. AND THEN WE HAVE TO SPEND TIME GOING BACK AND RUNNING DOWN EVERYTHING THAT THEY'VE TOLD US, ANYTHING THAT THEY'VE HEARD SOMEONE ELSE MENTION, RUMORS OR WHATEVER, AND THAT'S VERY TIME-CONSUMING.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=very time-consuming.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police have still not discussed a possible motive for the killings.
14 investigators from around the region are working the case.
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[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC24:54]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Friends and relatives believe a love triangle may have compelled a Roanoke man to shoot and kill two people before killing himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Brad Bundick's grandmother says the 23-year-old seemed happy yesterday.
He left the house telling her he'd be right back.
Bundick went to the home his ex-girlfriend, Monica DeHaven- a home she shared with her boyfriend Nathaniel Clay.
Police say Bundick shot them and then himself after an argument.
DeHaven was 7 months pregnant ... and Bundick's sister says she led both men to believe they COULD be the father.


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[IN Q=He was just hurt]
[sot 21:32:08 - :13]

((LAVONNE BUNDICK/SISTER: HE WAS JUST HURT BECAUSE HE REALLY LOVED HER AND HE WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT WAS HIS BABY OR NOT.))
[sot 21:20:44 - :56]

((GWENDOLYN REYNOLDS/BUNDICK'S GRANDMOTHER: I WOULDN'T HAVE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE CAPABLE OF IT. BUT THEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WOULD DO.))
[SUPER=01-Lavonne Bundick/Sister; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Gwendolyn Reynolds/Bundick's Grandmother; :06]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=what people would do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends of all three say they saw NO signs that something like this could happen.
They believe the shootings probably occurred in the heat of an argument.
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[Benu]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC16:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man with suspected ties to a Muslim terrorist group has admitted to buying several guns from an Appomattox dealer, but says he has every right to own them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ATF Surveillance Photos]


27- year- old Bilal Adullah Ben Benu.. seen here in surveillance photos.. entered a conditional plea of "no contest" to federal firearms charges today.
Prosecutors say Benu is a convicted felon who can't own any guns.. but Benu says his only prior conviction was a misdemeanor drug possession in Maryland.
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[SOT 10:48:03]
[IN Q=And we argue]

((TONY ANDERSON/BENU DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AND WE ARGUE UNDER THE FIREARMS OWNERS PROTECTION ACT, BY DEFINITION HE'S NOT EXCLUDED AS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN OWN OR POSSESS FIREARMS. IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Benu's Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=how that plays out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Benu is a resident of the Muslim community in Red House which authorities suspect has ties to the terrorist group Al Fuqra.
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[Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC1:26:04]


Civic leader and politician Wick Anderson has died.
The former Roanoke mayor was 73.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998]


A graduate of Washington and Lee's law school, Wick Anderson became the youngest mayor in the city's history in 1960.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/1963]


He was elected to four terms in the House of Delegates, and spent eight years on the state Board of Elections.
Wick Anderson also served on the boards of the Roanoke Symphony and Mill Mountain Theater.
He tried to win the mayor's job back in 1992, but lost to David Bowers.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, A-E-P's propsed high-voltage powerline gets through another hurdle... but opponents say they're not done fighting.
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[VO-NAT]


And another deadly train crash... this time on the other side of the country.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....big 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the red hot Giles baseball team extends its unbeaten streak to 11 games. The Redskins are pushing for the Super Bowl in 20-07. Marcus Vick offers up some thoughts for us. While Cave Spring gets more recognition in its home county.

Jack Roush is making an amazing recovery tonight on the Big 7.))[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC51:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A power line proposal is jumping another hurdle with a report from the U-S Forest Service today.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.;]

The agency is approving a proposal from American Electric Power in an environmental impact statement. The report was required because its route... which starts in West Virginia and ends in Wythe County... goes through the Jefferson National Forest. Power line opponents say air pollution in the forest and communities is their main concern.
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[SOT 26:36:08]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW IT]

((DAVID MUHLY/SIERRA CLUB; YOU KNOW IT MAY NOT BE A COINCIDENCE FOR THE FOREST SERVICE TO RELEASE THIS DECISION ON THE DAY THAT AEP IS HAVING ITS ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING I SUSPECT THERE ARE QUITE A FEW BIG CHEERS GOING ON IN COLUMBUS OHIO THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE TRIUMPH OF THE CORPORATE BOTTOM LINE OVER THE ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Muhly/Sierra Club;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=THE ENVIORNMENT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The decision is a draft that opens up a 90 day comment period for residents. A final decision from the Forest Service is expected by the end of the year. A-E-P says it desperately needs the line to serve customers. It could be up and running in 2005.
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[Train-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


19 people are in serious condition tonight after a train crash in Southern California-
Two people died in the crash when the two trains collided head on-
As Jennifer Miller reports- the conductor reportedly warned people to get down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Placentia, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Fleming/Passenger; :22]
[Super=01-Cindy Castaneda/Passenger; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Carroll/Witness; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Placentia, California.]
(THEY WERE TWO TRAINS HEADING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS -- BUT DESTINED FOR THE SAME FATE. A METROLINK COMMUTER TRAIN WAS

MAKING ITS USUAL MORNING RUN THROUGH PLACENTIA, CALIFORNIA -- ABOUT 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LOS ANGELES -- WHEN PASSENGERS SAY IT SUDDENLY STOPPED. A FREIGHT TRAIN ... GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY. WAS ABOUT TO COLLIDE HEAD-ON. TIM FLEMING/PASSENGER "All I know is the engineer came running back fast, and there was a silence, and he was yelling 'everybody get down, get down'. I thought maybe there was a bomb on board." CINDY CASTANEDA/PASSENGER All of a sudden the train slammed on the brakes and my coffee cup went flying and I thought that was so weird. And then there was just this tremendous bang that I have never ever heard before, and then we all went flying." AT LEAST TWO PASSENGERS WERE KILLED, AND MORE THAN 250 OTHERS INJURED. MANY HURT THEMSELVES WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE METROLINK'S DOU
BLE-DECK CARS. (SOT: Lisa Carroll/witness) "People started to jump out windows because the doors wouldn't open." EMERGE

NCY WORKERS QUICKLY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE. THEY HAD JUST HAPPENED TO BE NEARBY ... PRACTICING A FIRE DRILL. MORE THAN 160 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS -- A FEW OF THEM IN SERIOUS CONDITION. THIS IS THE WORST CRASH IN METROLINK'S NINE-YEAR HISTORY ... AND THE NATION'S SECOND MAJOR RAILWAY DISASTER IN LESS THAN A WEEK. LAST THURSDAY, AN AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILED IN NORTHERN FLORIDA, KILLING FOUR PEOPLE. INVESTIGATORS WITH THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD ARE HERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THESE TWO TRAINS ENDED UP ON THE SAME TRACK. AMONG OTHER THINGS, FIGURE OUT HOW THESE TWO TRAINS ENDED UP ON THE SAME TRACK. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, PLACENTIA, CALIFORNIA.)
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
Still ahead--- the highs and lows of High-definition T-V.
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[VO-NAT]


And why is this peacock looking for a parking space?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[Fast-Facts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:23:38]
[GRAPHIC=Building OTS]

[**ANCHOR TAG w/FS GRAPHIC**]
We have a long way to go before we are fully settled into our new home, but we are not far away from "full-power digital television."
WDBJ plans to begin digital broadcasts next month.
The high-definition signal is limited to some programs right now, but experts say everything will be broadcast in high def within the next decade.
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[Building for the Future FS]
Here's Jennifer Miele with some fast facts about High-Def TV from our "Building for the Future."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No matter how you]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Pace/HDTV Owner; :15]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( No matter how you look at it, technology is providing better quality television for us to watch.
The digital signal WDBJ is preparing to send is six times sharper than the one you're watching now.
Those who have it say there's no comparison.
[SOT]

((DON PACE: WHEW, I NEVER KNEW WE WERE LOOKING AT THAT BAD OF A SCREEN.)) [RUNS03]
But if you want an even BETTER picture, try High Definition.
With that technology and WDBJ's new signal, you'll be able to immediately watch certain sporting events, and programs like the Young & The Restless and CSI in high def.
[SOT]

((DON PACE: THEY VERY FIRST PICTURE ITS LIKE LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AT IT.)) [RUNS03]
Here are some fast facts about high def tv's:
You need a special set, a tuner, and an antenna.
The set is not high def unless you see this sticker. So look for one before you buy it.
They range in price from 3 to 14 thousand dollars.
Next, they are more rectangular in shape... so rectangular football and basketball courts will be much more realistic.
Those black bars are for there so that non-rectangular scenes fit the screen.
And finally, right now there is no device on the market that can record HDTV-- but VCR-like machines are in the works.
Experts say everything will eventually be broadcast in high def, most likely within this decade. Until then, you can continue to watch Your Hometown Station on your regular old set.
If we can help you make the transition, let us know.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=]

The powerhouse Giles baseball team rolls on again. The Super Bowl may be coming to the Redskins' home. Marcus Vick is in the house tonight, plus Cave Spring gets some supervisory props. But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Sixty year old Jack Roush, the NASCAR owner of multi-car teams is still in serious condition but he is making tremendous progress. One of his 9 drivers, Mark Martin visited with him today and says Roush is alert and responsive with a sense of humor and his wits. This morning Roush had a minor surgical procedure done to clean and redress wounds that were left open Saturday when a compound fracture of his left femur was repaired. But his head injury seems to no longer be much of a concern to doctors. The rest of your sports, be it of a less miraculous variety is straight ahead.
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[go to break]

[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 55:37]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


Giles and Glenvar hooked up in a Three Rivers District baseball game yesterday on the Highlanders' diamond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Highlanders; :00]


Simply a perfect day for baseball as fans take advantage of the pleasant conditions.
Lets start with some nice defense. Glenvar third baseman Matt Dempsey and catcher Dustin Pickle trap a Giles runner in a rundown and Glenvar gets the out.
Highlander pitcher Grant Gammons was strong on the mound. He strikes out a Spartan here and it is 1-nothing Giles after three innings of play. But in the top of the fourth, the Spartans load the bases when Jon Williams lays down the nice bunt down the third baseline.
[SUPER=34-Giles/7/Glenvar/1;]


Then, Adam Brown connects on the fly ball in shallow right field near the line, the ball is dropped and that allows Williams and Ben Sharpe to score. Brown later hit a two run homer and Giles stays perfect with the 7-to-1 win.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=news 7 sports]

The Spartans are 11-and-0 overall and 5-and-0 in the district.

[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 14132TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


The Super Bowl in Redskins' home stadium? It could happen this decade. Team owner Daniel Snyder has formally talked to the NFL about hosting the 2007 Super Bowl in Landover, Maryland. The NFL likes the idea, but it will have to change its current rule requiring host cities to have an average January temperature of 50 degrees.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Snyder/Redskins Owner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...A GREAT CITY."]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-111 13115TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

With Grant Noel getting ready to rehab his knee with an August return date in mind, his physical uncertainty is forcing Hokie fans to look to the future more than ever. And for Marcus Vick - the future may be now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Marcus Vick was..."]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Virginia Tech Spring Game; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback Recruit; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Reamon/Vick's High School Coach; :48]
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[OUT Q=running around too."]

((Marcus Vick was a popular man on the sidelines at the Tech Spring Game on Saturday. Since making his decision to attend Tech in February, Marcus has heard the inevitable comparisons to his brother Michael. You might say that's just something he's become used to. ((Bite -- Marcus Vick -- 14:00:23)) ((In...That really doesn't matter)) ((Runs...:10)) ((Out...try to stay focused)) The comparisons to Michael Vick certainly won't go away when Marcus arrives on the Tech campus for good this fall. The hype surrounding the second Vick to play at Tech has forced this high school senior to grow up in a hurry. ((Bite -- Tommy Reamon -- 14:02:55)) ((In...One of the things we talk...)) ((Runs...:20)) ((Out...done well with it.)) When Marcus arrives at Tech this fall, his options are open. He could redshirt or play immediately. If forced into action, his coach says Marcus is ahead of both Michael Vick and another quarterback he coached, Aaron Brooks, and is ready to play at the collegiate level right now. ((Bite -- Tommy Reamon -- 14:03:27)) ((In...That's a question...)) ((Runs...:23)) ((Out...as a freshman.")) In his two years at Tech's starting quarterback, Michael Vick dazzled Tech fans with his arm and his legs. Marcus is hesitant to compare himself to his brother but Tech opponents had better get used to seeing some of the same things Michael Vick accomplished on the field in his short college career.)) ((Bite -- Marcus Vick -- 14:00:42)) ((In...I say I'm similar...)) ((Runs...:10)) ((Out...running around too."))

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The Roanoke County Supervisors honored coach Billy Hicks and the state Group Three A basketball champs from Cave Spring yesterday afternoon. But the proclamations, resolutions and presentations didn't stop there. J.J. Redick was honored for being named the state's player of the year. And football coach Ben Foutz also got into the act as - Tom Hagan and Daniel Payne- his two first team all-state and all-academic performers were also recognized for their many accomplishments during this their senior seasons.
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The ODAC men's lacrosse tournament produced to tight games in the semi-finals yesterday. Washington & Lee beat Lynchburg 14-to-12 in Lexington, while Hampden-Sydney nipped Roanoke 12-to-10. The Tigers will host the ODAC championship game Saturday at one at Fulton Field.

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The Salem Avalanche made it two in a row yesterday by beating Kinston 1-to-nothing. Scott Dohmann pitched 8 shutout innings as the Avs handed the K-tribe back to back home losses for the first time this year. The Hillcats lost to Myrtle Beach last night 5 to 2.

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It's not unusual to see pigeons roaming around the cars in a parking lot- but what about a peacock?
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