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The region's largest health care provider picks four "Preferred Partners" .. a move that could affect health insurance rates throughout the region.
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[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Carilion Health system "picked four" yesterday -- four insurance partners whose customers will have access to Carilion's discount pricing.
Those companies are Aetna, CIGNA, Southern Health Services and Unicare.
Trigon, the region's largest health insurance provider, did not make the cut.
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Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is here to tell us what that means for Trigon customers.
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Kim, Trigon was Carilion's original preferred partner.
According to Carilion, Trigon customers will still receive a discount -- but customers of these new partners will receive an even bigger discount.
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Here are some stats on the new partners.
Aetna specializes in group benefits and has about 15 million members nationwide.
CIGNA provides employee benefits. It's got 14.3 million members, 300 thousand Virginians.
Southern health provides insurance for small and mid-size groups in the region.
Finally, Unicare specializes in small group and individual benefits for customers in 48 states.
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Sources tell us Trigon wasn't pleased with the new partnership offer Carilion made.
Though their current partnership will remain in affect until January of 2003. After that -- it's possible Trigon insurance premiums could go up.
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If you remember Trigon recently merged with another insurance company called Anthem.
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Carilion says it is still hoping it can come to an agreement with the new company.
Kim.

[Trigon]


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As for Trigon, it announced today what it calls "New products to control health care costs and improve quality."
The announcement did not make any reference to Carilion's announcement, but said its own new plans will expand consumer choice for its 2-point-1 million Virginia members.

[City-Budget]


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Roanoke City officials have found the savings to preserve three positions in the fire department.
But an employee pay raise will be delayed by a month.
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City Council wrapped up its budget workshop this morning, after meeting with members of the school board.
The city had to cut almost one and half million dollars from the spending plan, after officials learned that local revenues were lagging behind estimates.
Today council members said they believe administrators have made the best of a difficult budget process.
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((LINDA WYATT: I'M REALLY GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THE FIREFIGHTERS BACK IN THE BUDGET, AND ALTHOUGH IT WILL BE DELAYED A MONTH, WE WILL STILL BE ABLE TO GIVE OUR EMPLOYEES A RAISE AND THAT'S A REAL PLUS TOO.))
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City Council will approve the new budget at a special meeting of city council on Monday afternoon.

[Sussex-Murders]


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Lynchburg police say two people they believe committed a double murder last month are already in custody on other charges.
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Anthony and Rhonda Robinson were shot to death in their home on Sussex Street April 19th.
No names or other details are being released, but authorities say two suspects were taken into custody about ten days ago on unrelated charges.
Murder indictments are expected when test results come back from the state lab.
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((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE MAIN REASON, REALLY, FOR HOLDING THIS PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY IS TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY OVER THERE FEEL SAFE THAT THE TWO PEOPLE THAT WE PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE ARE OFF THE STREET AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.))
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Police would not discuss a possible motive for the crime.
Anthony Robinson was scheduled to stand trial May 1st on drug distribution charges.
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[Ribbon-Cutting]


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We at Your Hometown Station invite you to come check out our new digital broadcast center.
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A ribbon cutting at the station's new Herberger Road location this morning marked the completion of years of planning, design and construction. On hand were the three general managers to serve WDBJ since it went on the air in 1955, along with Congressman Bob Goodlatte, contractors, architects and representatives from DBJ's parent company.
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((FRANK SCHURZ/SCHURZ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.: I THINK IT'S A GREAT DAY. THIS DIGITAL BROADCAST CENTER IS REALLY STATE OF THE ART AND IT'S MARVELOUS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING THE VIEWERS WHO'VE BEEN LOYAL AND STEADFAST OVER THE YEARS WITH THIS NEW AND IMPROVED FACILITY AND THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE HIGH DEFINITION T.V.))
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[OUT Q=the ability to provide high definition TV.]
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[Open-House]


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Now that the ribbon is broken, we invite you to take a tour through our Digital Broadcast Center.
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[Take Open House FS]
Our Open House runs today from 2 until 9, and tomorrow from 9 until 5.
We'll offer autographs and answer your questions about digital television.
Take I-581 in Roanoke to Hershberger Road West.
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[Train-Ax]


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At least three people were killed and 12 seriously injured when a passenger train derailed today just north of London.
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It's not clear what caused the train to jump the tracks.
Some witnesses say it appeared to have hit a station platform after crossing a nearby bridge.
Britain's rail network has been hit by a string of disasters in recent years, leading to long delays for commuters and fears of sub-standard rail safety in one of the world's richest countries.
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[IBM]


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In business news, I-B-M is reportedly about to announce its biggest workforce reduction in 10 years--
The "Wall Street Journal" reports the computer maker plans to cut up to eight- thousand jobs, which amounts to nearly two-and-a-half percent of its workforce.
An I-B-M spokesman declined to comment on the story.

[11Civic-Development]


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The news is the other way around in Martinsville, where a New Jersey-based teleservice firm will create 125-new jobs. Civic Development says it will add 75-positions at its facility on Lavinder Street and 50 more through an affiliate, Millennium Telemarketing.

[Hanssen]


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Branded the "cruelest kind of thief" by U-S prosecutors, former FBI agent Robert Hanssen will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Aleen Sirgany is at the courthouse in Alexandria.
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(( SHOWING NO EMOTION, A GAUNT AND NOW GREY-HAIRED GREY ROBERT HANSSEN STOOD BEFORE THE JUDGE AND LISTENED TO HIS FATE, WHICH CAME AS NO SURPRISE. AS PART OF A PLEA DEAL IN WHICH HANSSEN HAS AGREED TO FULLY COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES, THE F
ORMER FBI AGENT WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON FOR TWO DECADES OF SPYING. (SOT: PAUL MCNULTY/US ATTORNEY: th

is brings to a close one of the darkest chapter in us history) HANSSEN TOLD THE COURT HE IS SORRY FOR SELLING SECRETS T
O MOSCOW SAYING "I AM ASHAMED OF IT", BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS: WHY DID HE DO IT? SOT: PLATO CACHERIS/HANSSEN ATTORNEY:

there were monetary reasons, ego reason, who panaply of reasons none valid or he wouldn't be ehre today IN WHAT EVEN PROSECUTORS SAY SEEMS SINCERE, HANSSEN THANKED HIS COLLEAGUES FOR HIS SUPPORT, SAYING QUOTE "I am humbled by your generosity, your goodness and your charity." BUT THEY ALSO SAY THAT THE BLOOD OF SEVERAL OF HIS COLLEAGUES IS ON HIS HANDS. SOME OF HIS COLLEAGUES WERE IN THE PACKED COURTROOM, BUT HANSSEN'S WIFE AND SIX CHILDREN WERE NOT. STAND-UP: (TO COME) BUT HIS FAMILY IS STILL ENTITLED TO HANSSEN'S PENSION. THAT DEAL IS PART OF HIS PLEA AGREEMENT...A PLEA BARGAIN THAT ALSO SPARED HIS LIFE. AS, CBS NEWS, ALEXANDRIA. ))

[Pipe-Bombs]


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The admitted mailbox bomber is on his way from Nevada to Iowa for an afternoon court appearance on the first of several federal charges.
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21- year- old Luke Helder is accused of putting 18 pipe bombs in mailboxes throughout five states.
In an affidavit filed in federal court, the F-B-I says Helder had indicated he was willing to die or go to prison.


He faces a life sentence behind bars, if he's convicted.
F-B-I agents, meanwhile, aren't commenting on a report that the plan included targeting mailboxes in a "smiley- face" pattern across the Midwest.
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[Middle-East]


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The last hold-outs in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity were escorted out of the Christian shrine.
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Israeli authorities entered the church today, removing 10 foreigners who were holed up inside.
The move happened after the 39- day standoff at the church ended.
13- Palestinian gunmen who had been staying in the church were deported.
Meanwhile, 26 others have received a hero's welcome in Gaza.
Now, the Israeli military can begin the process of withdrawing from Bethlehem.
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[SCLC-Convention]


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The annual Virginia Southern Christian Leadership Conference is underway in Danville but not without controversy.


A Bedford County man says he's the rightful president, and that any election held during the convention is illegal.
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Jack Mills, who is white, claims he's being discriminated against because of his race.
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But S-C-L-C board members disagree, saying his conduct prompted them to dump Mills after first nominating him as president.
Mills contends he is still president- elect.
But some SCLC members see it a different way.
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((REV. WILLIAM KEEN/INTERIM SCLC PRESIDENT: THE BOARD CAN MAKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE STATE OF OFFICERS FOR AN OFFICE TO BE IMPOSITIONED BUT THAT DOESN'T SECURE YOUR ELECTION. YOU HAVE TO BE ELECTED AT THE CONVENTION BY THE CONVENTION MEMBERS.))
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The board has since thrown its support behind Danville's William Keen, who is currently the interim president.
S-C-L-C hopes to elect a new president this weekend.
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But Jack Mills is not giving up just yet.
He has filed an injunction to halt the state conference and election.
But there is no indication a judge will actually make a decision before that election which is scheduled to take place Saturday morning.


[GROWIN-IT]


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Mother's Day is just two days away, and you know what Mom will tell you .. all she wants is the pleasure of your company.
But in the likely event you want to do more for her .. you might consider giving her a nice plant.
Patrick Evans is here with some suggestions for Mom in today's Growin' It.
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[Advance-Shooting]


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There's been a shooting in the parking lot of Advance Auto headquarters in Roanoke County.
Police and rescue units responded to the building on Airport Road just before noon.
Witnesses report seeing one body on the ground.
Workers inside the building are not being allowed to leave.
We have crews on the scene and we'll bring you more details as soon as we can.

[S-HORNETS]


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The Charlotte Hornets are back into the thick of their Eastern Conference semi-final series. They finally got a win against the New Jersey Nets.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TNT Sports; :00]

Nets coach Byron Scott had a long night in the "Queen City" For starters, his point guard Jason Kidd butts heads with the Hornets' David Wesley.
Kidd had to leave the game and get stitches over his right eye. The Hornets then ran the Nets off the floor.
Lee Nailon leads the break, pulls up, and rolls in the 15-footer, as the Hornets pull away in the second half.
[SUPER=33-New Jersey/97/Charlotte/115;]

Then Baron Davis drives, draws the defense, and dishes it to Roanoke's George Lynch for the bucket along the baseline.

Charlotte beats New Jersey 115-to-97.
They now trail the best of seven series, 2-games-to-1.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Duncan]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]

Off the court yesterday - Tim Duncan was officially presented with the NBA's most valuable player trophy. Duncan edged New Jersey Nets' guard Jason Kidd for the honors in the award's fifth closest finish since the media began voting in 1981. Shaquille O'Neal was third. Duncan and his Spurs face the Lakers in game three of their series tonight.
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[S-STEAM]


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The Roanoke Steam is coming back to town tomorrow night to take on the Norfolk Nighthawks. The Steam is riding a three-game winning streak.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Steam Practice; :00]

The team will face a Norfolk team that just won its first game of the season last Saturday. Steam coach Steve Jerry says he's concerned his players will overlook the 1-and-3 Nighthawks, and allow their three-wins in a row to cause a case of over-confidence.
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Kickoff for Saturday night's game at the Civic Center is 7-30.
Also, the steam announced that the starting time for its May 25th home game has been moved to 2-30.

[S-Classic]


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Roanoke will be hosting the Western Virginia Education Football Classic for the third straight year. The September game will pit Virginia Union against Livingstone College.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


TAP and the Star City officially kicked off the event yesterday with a news conference that included many familiar faces.
TAP board of directors member Sherman Lea, himself a graduate and a former football player at Virginia Union, introduced former William Fleming stars and now- VU players Derrick Ruben and Marcus Smith.
They'lll play on their home turf at Victory Stadium.
The event, in three years, has ITSELF become a victory.
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TAP and organizers of the game also presented a gift to the family of WDBJ-7's Roy Stanley. Roy was one of the biggest supporters of the game from the outset.
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[12NYC-Trip]


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A three-day trip to New York City had quite an emotional impact on a number of Roanokers.
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[SUPER=03-New York City/Home Video]


Three busloads of them ventured to the Big Apple last weekend, curious to see the aftermath of September 11th.
Some were amazed by the pace of clean-up going on at ground zero.
Crews still work 24 hours a day to clear debris.
Others were moved by the thousands of messages posted around St. Paul's Cathedral.
They say New Yorkers are forever changed by the terrorist attacks.
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((CHUCK DAVIS/TRAVELER: I THINK ITS VERY MOVING... STARTING TO LOOSEN UP...MUCHMORE THAN SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.))
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Tonight at six, Jennifer Miele brings us more on that trip, in the travelers' own words.
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[Advance-Shooting]


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Repeating a breaking story, There's been a shooting in the parking lot of Advance Auto headquarters in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Police and rescue units responded to the building on Airport Road just before noon.
Witnesses report seeing one body on the ground.
Workers inside the building are not being allowed to leave.
We have crews on the scene and we'll bring you more details as soon as we can.
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We will have a special report shortly, so please stay with us.