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Coming up next on News 7-
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New zoning is needed for a new victory stadium? Will it happen. Details just ahead?
A jury decides if a school district could have protected a 6th grader who had sex and children with his teacher.
Plus check it out- it is May but you'd never know it in some places.
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News 7 is next.

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It's a confusing and complicated evening for Roanoke City Council as it tackles zoning for a new Victory Stadium.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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The issue of traffic in the area of the proposed stadium is what got some members of city council fired up. But that wasn't all that complicated tonight's meeting. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS= Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was was there and joins us now to explain what happened. Jean, the meeting was a lengthy one--
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Several people signed up to speak on the issue and several members of council also weighed in... But that wasn't all that stalled tonight's proceedings.
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(( The city of Roanoke wants to build a new Victory Stadium and Amphitheater adjacent to the Roanoke Civic Center. Traffic, though, is already a problem in the area-- so some members of council along with residents and business owners voiced their concerns at tonight's meeting-- Many who spoke out want a traffic study completed before the area is rezoned for construction of the new facility. After much talk-- city council then voted on whether to rezone the area and allow the project to proceed. After all the votes were taken, Mayor Ralph Smith thought the measure passed but in fact five yes votes were needed so the measure failed, leaving the costly project hanging in the balance. After a brief recess and some negotiation-- another vote was then taken and the measure passed unanimously but with a few words from Mayor Ralph Smith and Alvin Hudson.))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

Everyone who spoke at the meeting, including council members, are in favor of the project they're just worred about traffic and want the issue resolved before the project is built.
[TOSS ACROSS=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

So, zoning was changed to allow the project to proceed... it was just a confusing time at tonight's meeting.


[D-Day]


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Also at Council today, a local group is honored for its contribution to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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The Roanoke Valley War Memorial Committee donated half of its yearly intake -- 5 thousand dollars -- to the memorial foundation.
D-Day officials say its a much needed contribution.
Six months after it was announced the D-Day Memorial Foundation was five million dollars in debt.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE YOU, WE'LL HONOR THAT GIFT....HEALTHY ORGANIZATION.))
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Council also memorialized Donald McArthur Young, the Roanoke native who lost his life at the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks.
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[City-Council]


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It's a move visitors are hungry for- but business owners say it lacks the bite they need to make money.
Jennifer Miele has the low-down about the plan for outdoor dining around the Roanoke Citymarket.
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(( In an effort to add more flavor to Roanoke's night life -- the city says it's OK to block off streets around market square for outside diners.
Restaurateurs can apply for permits that would let them set up tables and chairs between 6:30 pm and 3:00 am on requested days.
Those who frequent downtown say the market could use a little spice.
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[TC:02:31:48] ((KIMBERLY AMOS/MARKET SQUARE VISITOR: I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE TO SIT OUTSIDE AND EAT WHEN YOU HAVE A SHORT LUNCH BREAK, I USED TO EAT OUTSIDE WHEN THEY HAD TABLES OUT THERE.)) [RUNS08]
But to set up and tear down every day may cost restaurant owners more than it profits them.
Roger Lamm owns Tavern on the Market.
He'd like to see the city close off the streets four days a week so that he could leave his tables up.
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((IT'S NOT FEASIBLE FOR ME TO BRING THE FURNITURE IN AND OUT EVERYDAY. IF THEY DID IT FOUR DAYS A WEEK... I COULD HANDLE ON TIME A WEEK BUT NOT EVERY DAY.)) [RUNS10]
Lamm is one of several dozen business owners on Wall Street, Market Street, and streets around market square who would have to pay for set up and tear down everyday.
And by the time set up IS complete and visitors are actually served -- Roger says it could be as late as eight o'clock.
Still visitors say they're just glad there's something different on the menu for the market.))

[Terrorism-Warnings]


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More warnings of possible terrorist attacks in the U-S.
The FBI says suicide bombers will eventually hit the United States.
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[VO-nat 07.5]
Vice President Dick Cheny says the U-S will face more attacks.
But no one appears to know when, where or how.
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((SEN. RICHARD SHELBY/(R) ALABAMA: I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO DEFEND AGAINST EVERY EVENTUALITY IN AMERICA. WE'RE AN OPEN SOCIETY WE COULD CUT THE LOSSES DOWN.))
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The FBI has also put apartment building managers on alert- following a threat of a possible plot by the Al Queda network to blow up U-S apartment buildings.
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((NEIL LIVINGSTON/SECURITY EXPERT: I THINK THIS WARNING ON APARTMENTS IS BETTER THAN MOST BECAUSE IT BASICALLY IS GOING OUT TO APARTMENT MANAGERS SAYING TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT.))
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Security has been increased in Orange County Florida- after a threat to water facilities. The area is home to Walt Disney World and tens of thousands of tourists
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[Inge]


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Slain Pittsylvania County Sherrif's Deputy Frankie Betterton will be laid to rest Wednesday.
Meanwhile the man charged with killing him was in court today saying he is trying to hire his own attorney.
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[SUPER=03-Chatham; :25+]


23-year old Roy Thomas Inge made a brief court appearance this morning, three days after he allegedly gunned down deputy Frankie Betterton.
Betterton died during a traffic stop on Route 58 west of Danville Friday afternoon. State police have not released any information about the crime.
Inge told a judge today his family is trying to find a lawyer to take his case. He remains held without bond in the Danville city jail.
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[Robertson]


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A 19- year old charged with killing a Martinsville high school athlete wants to hire his own attorney.
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Curtis Orlando Robertson, Junior told the judge just that today- . and a June 10th arraignment date has now been set.

[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; ]

Robertson is accused in a fatal drive-by shooting that left 19- year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Robertson turned himself in to authorities yesterday. Another suspect- a 17- year old was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton. Both teenagers face first degree murder charges.
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[Pepsi]


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It could be a sweet deal for Southwest Virginia. Pepsi is considering developing a plant in the Wytheville area. Officials say it would create 235-jobs and mean a 65-million dollar investment in buildings and equipment. Both Wytheville Town Council and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors are taking steps to help ease the purchase of land for the deal. A final decision from Pepsi is expected at the end of the month or early June.
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They may be a little smokey or a little wet, but mail from the Rocky Mount Post Office is being delivered... even after it was damaged by fire.
That's still ahead on NEws 7.
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Plus he had an affair and two children with his sixth grade teacher... then said the school and police should have protected him.
Tonight, a jury decides.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Virginia Tech's Kevin Rogers drops by the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. Elliott Sadler loses a few thousand for losing his cool in the Winston. The D2 softball title is head back to Texas, the Avs are working for the people. And the Dazzle gets an award for its community service tonight on the Big 7.))

[Bush-Cuba]


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President Bush re-affirmed his hard line stance against Cuba today- by refusing to lift the U-S trade embargo- until Castro meets some tough conditions.
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Bush says if Cuba has fair elections, allows opposition groups free speech and releases its political prisoners the U-S would consider easing restrictions.
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The President travelled to Miami to deliver his message directly to Cuban Americans.
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((CUBANS MUST BE FREE.))
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To balance his hard line policy, bush also outlined some initiatives that would make life easier for Cubans- including direct mail with the U-S and scholarships.
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[LaTourneau-Verdict]


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A jury rules that a Washington state school district and police could not have prevented teacher Mary Kay Letourneau from having sex with a sixth grade student.
That student is now an 18 year old who sued the district and police.
He's now raising the couple's two children.
Karen O'Leary has more from the trial.
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[Elder-Abuse]


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Some overlooked victims of crime in the U-S are now getting some attention from lawmakers. Elderly crime victims are often denied attention by the government - but one victim and his cousin recently set out to change that.
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Vaughn Blevins was scammed out of his life's savings by a con-man who made a living by preying on elderly people. A trail of victims led police to Larry Henderson, a man they say is a pro at using the system to get away with white collar crimes against the elderly.
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That's not a surprise considering Henderson has been at this job for more than THIRTY years. Today on Capitol Hill, a proposal called the Elder Justice Act was heard. The act aims to get financial AND physical crimes against the elderly taken more seriously. It makes laws more uniform, and requires criminal background checks for nursing home workers.
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By the way, Larry Henderson was prosecuted and recently sentenced to eight years in prison.
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[Post-Office]


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It appears that even fire won't keep some postal workers from their appointed rounds.
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It was almost business as usual for employees at Rocky Mount's Post Office ... as they dusted off the soot from Saturday night's electrical fire.
They spent all Sunday working to get the post office opened on time.
Only 100 pieces of mail were destroyed.
Several hundred letters with smoke and water damage are STILL being delivered.
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((ED SCHABEN/USPS: MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS SMOKE DAMAGE. WE HAD A LITTLE MAIL THAT WAS BURNED ... MOSTLY 2ND CLASS... A LOT LESS THAN WE THOUGHT.))
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Employees believe the fire started in an electrical outlet.
Because the fire was caught quickly, the post office needs only a few repairs, including some electrical work and a new coat of paint.
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Her mom's a stripper, so her private school said she had to go.
Now there's been a change of heart.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the calendar says May, but mother nature says winter.
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[Stripper-Update]


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A five year old kicked out of a California Christian school because her mother is a nude dancer- will be allowed to complete the school year.
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Her mother has stopped dancing for now and is considering job offers from local businesses.
Christina Silvas says her daughter will attend a different school in the fall- regardless.
Silvas says she wants her daughter to attend a school that is more concerned with the welfare of students.
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[Snow]


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Most of us are usually pulling out our sunshades or firing up the grill this time of the year.. but some folks in the Midwest are finding it hard to do that--
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[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH]

--with snowflakes coming down outside.
Earlier today, a chilly surprise greeted many in Cleveland, and others in the upper Midwest.
Snow fell on everything- including the beautiful May flowers, and temperatures dropped as low as forty degrees.
Forecasters said it was the latest snowfall EVER in Cleveland.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tech's Kevin Rogers was in town tonight, Sadler gets fined for losing his head and his helmet. Plus much more -
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[super=03-Charlotte, NC;]

But First in tonight's Extra Point - the Charlotte Hornets are headed to New Orleans - but the Queen City may get another pro team in the near future. Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird and his former teammate ML Carr have sent a letter to league Commissioner David Stern saying they plan to apply for team ownership in Charlotte. Of course once again - all bets are off if the city doesn't build a new arena.
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[S-Club]


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New Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers was the featured speaker at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club monthly meeting last night.
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Coach Rogers was joined by Cave Spring boys state basketball champion coach Billy Hicks, who would address the audience, as well.
A good portion of the state championship team was on hand.
They would listen to Coach Rogers touch on several topics, including the weather. Rogers last two coaching stops were in South Bend, Indiana and Syracuse New York. He had very little sympathy for Roanoke's recent cold spell.
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Rogers also talked about the current Tech quarterback situation. He spoke about Grant Noel, who is recovering from a torn knee ligament.
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Duke bound J.J. Redick was not there because he flew to Atlanta yesterday. Later today, the McDonalds All-American will serve as one of two featured guests on a national televised Fox Sports recruiting show. The other guest with J.J. is national player of the year and Ohio junior forward Labron James.

[S-Sadler]


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NASCAR hit Elliott Sadler with a five thousand dollar fine last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Saturday Night; ;00]

This coming two days after Sadler hit Ryan Newman's car with his helmet. Sadler felt that Newman wrecked him on purpose. As a result he penalized under Section 12-4-A of the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book - conduct detrimental to the sport.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The NBA playoffs are in full swing, but for the NBDL last night was a time to pick up a few awards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Mill Mountain Theatre served as the backdrop yesterday evening for the Roanoke City Schools as it honored many of those who volunteered in the past year. The Dazzle picked up the "Business Partner with the Greatest Involvement" this year. The Dazzle visited or read to more than 4000 kids this school year.
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[S-Softball]


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The Division II softball national championship was decided today on the Moyer Sports complex diamond as Texas's St. Mary's beat Michigan's Grand Valley State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Division II National Championship;]


The tourney came down to the 15th and final game of the double elimination event and it was a rematch of last night's game that Grand Valley State won 1 to nothing.
But the Rattlers would not be foiled at the plate two days in a row as St. Mary's would score four runs in this one. Here in the top of the sixth, Ashley Boedeker connects on the base hit and that brings in Kristin Simmons form third.
[SUPER=34-St. Mary's/4/Grand Valley/0;]


St. Mary's, the eighth ranked team in the country coming in to the tourney, wins the Division II national championship 4-0. This is the second ever national title for the Lady Rattlers who finish the season with 58 wins.
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[S-Team]


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The Salem Avalanche was off tonight. But in minor league baseball you never really have a day off - even if you are the boss. Steve Mason explains.
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((Do not adjust your television set, that is indeed Avalanche General Manager Stan Macko working and getting dirty right along side the grounds crew and NOT sitting back with his feet kicked up in an air conditioned office like most G.M.'s ((:))
Macko's blue collar work ethic has been infectious with the front office and the players. The team has hovered around first place most of the year. ((:)) ((:)) First baseman Brad Hawpe has been inspired. He has 12 homeruns and there are still 27 games left before the all star break. An amazing pace considering the Salem Avalanche franchise record for homers in a SEASON is 18. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Avalanche pitching staff has climbed from second to last in the league to the middle of the pack. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Scott]


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Finally, just one day after wrapping up the 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament - the committee received approval from Roanoke City Council last night to build a golf course in Northeast Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Scott Robertson Memorial Fund will build the course in East Gate Park. The Scott Robertson will work closely with the First Tee program - which is known for creating affordable and accessible golf in communities nationwide.
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East Gate park is on the site of a former landfill and this will be the city's first effort in the redevelopment of a known landfill in the city.

[Long-Way]


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The long absence of the Long Way Home will end this summer.
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[SUPER=04-July 1998;]

The historical outdoor drama starts a four-week run on July 12th.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

For the first time in 30-years it will be INDOORS and free of admission.
The Radford High School stage will host the play. The Long Way Home closed for two seasons because of outdated facilities and a fire last summer.
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((GAIL COLLINS/LONG WAY HOME BOARD CHAIRMAN; THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SO GRACIOUS OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS WITH THE LONG WAY HOME ITS HAD ITS UPS AND ITS DOWNS WE RE-ESTABLISHED WE HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOARD THERE ARE NINE OF US AND WE HAVE A LOT OF PLANS AND GOALS FOR THE LONG WAY HOME.))
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[VO-NAT]

One goal is to build a new amphitheater for the drama. The Long Way Home tells the story of Mary Draper Ingles, a frontierwoman who made her way back to the New River Valley after being captured by Indians. (------------)