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Coming up on News 7
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It's caused protests a world away. Tonight Virginia executes a Pakistani.
How hospitals are dealing with terrorist threats.
Plus they may be called Dead heads, but the crowd was very much alive tonight. We'll take you there live.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((DEATH WAS PRONOUNCED AT 9:07 PM.))
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Despite international protests and threats of terrorism Virginia carries out a death sentence.
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[Execution]


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The man convicted of killing two CIA employees was executed tonight. Pakistani native (Mir Ah-mall KAH-Zeez) Mir Aimal Kasi was put to death by lethal injection.
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Meghan Muldoon is outside the Greenville Correctional Center with more. Jean, Correction officials say there were no complications, nothing out of the ordinary.
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Kasi's final words were "there is no God but Allah." [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[Pakistan-Protest]


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Some Pakistanis took to the streets today AGAINST the execution.
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This was the scene today in the streets of one Pakistani city- where people chanted against Virginia's killing of Kah-zeez.
People burned a rug with the American flag.
While some Pakistanis are against the killing- it is crucial to point out not all Pakistanis supported Kah-zeez.
However... the U-S has warned Americans overseas to be alert for possible retaliation.
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[Hospital-Threat]


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Hospitals in four major U-S cities are also on alert tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


Medical facilities in Washington, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are on guard in response to an F-B-I alert about a possible terrorist attack.
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((DR. JEFF RHODES/UNIV. OF CHICAGO HOSPITAL; MORE HYPERVIGILENCE WITH SECURITY MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE IDENTIFIED BEFORE THEYRE ALLOWED INTO A HOSPITAL THINGS LIKE THAT. KENNETH EVANS/HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE; I'M CONCERNED A WHOLE LOT. WONDERING IF I SHOULD GO TO WORK.))
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[SUPER=01-Kenneth Evans/Hospital Employee; :07 QUICK!!!!]
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[OUT Q=should go to work.]
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[VO-NAT]


The White House says the threat is uncorroborated and its credibility is very low.
The F-B-I says the warning comes from foreign intelligence sources and specifies either a bomb attack or an anthrax delivery sometime between December and April.
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[Miami-Airport]


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It wasn't a bomb, but two suspicious passengers that shut down part of the Miami International Airport today.
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Authorities say two passengers went the wrong way through a security checkpoint-
Several terminals were evacuated for more than two hours- hundreds of passengers had to be re-screened.
41 flights were delayed- but flights are back on schedule tonight.
Authorities still have not caught up with the two passengers.
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[Other-Ones]


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It was a night of Rock and Roll in the Star City tonight.
More than 10-thousand dead-heads turned out for the group's latest concert.
They are called the Other ones- The performance was quite different than the band's last show in Roanoke.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight to tell us about it.
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((ROLLCUE:...were dead and gone.))
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[Pelosi]


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She is the first woman ever to lead a political party in Congress.
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Democrat Nancy Pelosi will succeed Dick Gephardt as the House Minority Leader.
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((REP. NANCY PELOSI/(D) CALIFORNIA: I ACCEPT THIS HONOR WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE, AND GRATITUDE TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR BESTOWING IT UPON ME. WE HAVE A BIG JOB TO DO. WE'RE READY FOR IT AND WE'RE GETTING READY FOR VICTORY.))
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[OUT Q=READY FOR VICTORY.]
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Today Gephardt said Democrats are gearing up to win back the house in 20-04.
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Another area university is hiking tuition.
Find out how much more it will cost to attend Radford when News 7 returns.
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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as high school district tourney action heats up big time tonight with the only unbeaten losing. The Dazzle makes its final roster cuts - a former Friday Football star is injured today at Tech, and Martin and Stewar

t reflect the cup championship finale at Homestead - tonight on the Big 7.))[Radiation-Suit]


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If a nuclear attack happened today.... our military, emergency workers, and citizens would have little to protect themselves.
Now a Florida doctor is being called a pioneer.
He's developed a suit that he believes could protect against radiation.
Doctor Sean Kenniff shows us.
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((DOCTOR RON DEMEO, A SOUTH FLORIDA ANESTHESIOLOGIST, STARTED THINKING ABOUT RADIATION RISKS WHILE WORKING WITH XRAYS IN THE OPERATING ROOM.
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"...as my practice grew, I noticed that my exposure to radiation was increasing..." ...AND PROTECTION WAS MINIMAL.
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"...In the last eight years developed a polymer, a compound that basically blocks radiation...it can be made into a fabric, it's not lead, it's not toxic, it could bend, crease and fold, and it covers 100% of your surface body area..." STANDUP BRIDGE "...in the operating room doctors often wear lead vests like this one to protect against radiation. But the Demron suit is gonna change all that...Not only protecting doctors in the operating room, but saving lives on the battle field.."

THE FABRIC IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND FLEXIBLE, BUT IT ISN'T FLIMSY. IN FACT A SWATCH OF THE MATERIAL ON THIS XRAY...LOOKS A LOT LIKE A BLOCK OF LEAD.
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"..this is an xray...and basically what it is anything that blocks radiation turns out black...we took an xray of this fabric here and this is the result..."
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"...and here you see a comparison of the blockage of radiation with the garment and without..." THE SHIELDING POLYMER IN THE DEMRON SUIT IS ALREADY TOP SECRET. THE ANTI-NUKE JUMPSUIT IS CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THE ARMY AND THE MARINES.
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"...in addition to blocking xray radiation...which is what I was most concerned about...it also blocked alpha, beta, and low level gamma...which is found in dirty bombs and so forth..." DEMRON IS ALSO EFFECTIVE AGAINST COMMON CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS...LIKE MUSTARD GAS AND CHLORINE GAS. BUT DR. DEMEO SAYS HIS SUIT ISN'T PERFECT...
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"...honestly a bomb shelter is always a better response, this suit will not compete against a lead wall or a lead brick...but you can't wear a lead wall..." THE DEMRON SUIT IS IDEAL FOR MILITARY, AND FIRST RESPONDERS...LIKE HAZMAT TEAMS, BUT IT WILL BE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE FOR ABOUT 600 DOLLARS. IT'S CHEAPER, AND IN A NUCLEAR SITUATION A LOT MORE FUNCTIONAL THAN ARMANI. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))


[Florida-Plea]


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Two Florida boys will serve jail time for killing their dad. Today a judge read their confessions.
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((FRANK BELL/CIRCUIT JUDGE: WE SET BEDROOM ON FIRE, THEN WE WENT TO STORE.))
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14- year- old Derek and 13- year- old Alex King accepted a plea bargain today. Under the deal, Derek will get eight years in prison and Alex will get seven. Last year, the boys father, Terry King, was beaten with a baseball bat before his house was set on fire. A judge initially threw out the boys convictions and ordered mediation because prosecutors used conflicting theories in two trials. In one, the boys were charged with murder and in another a family friend was charged. Today both Derek and Alex said they understood the deal before they were taken to prison.
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[Short-Murders]


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As expected, a federal grand jury did NOT return indictments against two North Carolina men called for questioning this week in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short.
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Government officials said the purpose was to get the testimony of Gary Bowman and his former landlord, Gary Lemons, on the record -- NOT to secure indictments.
Both men were called before the grand jury Tuesday.
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[Radford-Visitors]


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Radford University joins Virginia Tech this week... It is also raising tuition.
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The University's Board of Visitors approved a 250-dollar tuition increase, effective next Spring.
The school this year found out its losing three million dollars from state budget cuts, but, officials say the tuition increase will make up more than half of that.
The rest will come from the elimination of about 55-workers, through an early retirement program.
If necessary, the university will also furlough ALL employees for up to two days.
Officials say it could save the school about 300-thousand dolllars.
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The National D-Day Memorial battles for more time to liberate itself from angry creditors.
That's next on News 7.
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And a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame- may make some green with envy.
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((THANKS TO THE LOVERS AND THE DREAMERS.. HOLLYWOOD HAS MADE ME A STAR.. THANK YOU ALL WOAH!!))
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Kudos go out Kermit... the story coming up.
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[D-Day]


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The National D-Day Memorial will have another six weeks to settle its debts, before a Bankruptcy Court Judge steps in.

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The attorneys today agreed to submit their differences to mediation. They gave themselves a deadline of December 31st to reach an out of court settlement.
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((RICH MAXWELL/D-DAY FOUNDATION'S ATTORNEY; EVERYBODY TODAY NOW IS FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT IF WE DON'T COOPERATE EVERYONE LOOSES. THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO CLEAR FOCUS WITH THIS BANKRUPTCY.))
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The Foundation won the right to put World War Two veteran Melvin Proffit at the top its list of creditors. Proffit made a 1-million dollar donation to the memorial last year, with the understanding he'd be paid a 70-thousand dollar annual annuity.
He'll get his next two monthly payments, while the lawyers negotiate a way to satisfy the Memorial's millions in debt.
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[Miss-Cleo]


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She claims to be a psychic, but Miss Cleo must have never seen this coming-
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Operators of her psychic phone lines must shell out 5- million bucks to settle claims of deceptive advertising and bill collection practices.
Florida based Access Resource Services and Psychic Readers Network operate the psychic phone line.
The Federal Trade Commission ruled today that the companies must also forgive almost 500-million dollars in outstanding consumer charges.
The FTC settlement orders the companies to cease using a pay-per-call system.
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Girls district tounament action tonight as the only unbeaten finally loses. Plus, the Friday Football Extra playoff schedule is on the way along with thoughts from Martin and Stewart. First in tonight's Extra Point -
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The Dazzle got down to the league's ten payer limit today by cutting fourplayers including former Hokie Mibindo Dongo.

Dongo started four games for the Hokies last season and appeared in 26 games.
The Dazzle opens the season tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Huntsville Flight. And on Saturday the Dazzle is also home playing Fayetteville.
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[S-Three]


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The Three Rivers district crowned its tournament champ last night as Glenvar took Auburn.
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The concession stand was a hot place to be last night, but it was nothing compared to the gym. As you would expect this was close all the way as Glenvar's Sarah Frazier looks to pass - but it is stolen by Auburn's Brittany Kirtner, and she will take it in for the score to put Auburn in front. Auburn center Whitney Hawkins suffers a similar fate as Allyson Fasnacht make a steal of her own and she goes in for the score to tie things up. Fasnacht will later bring the ball up, pass to Carol Herrington, and she will go back to Fasnacht for the three pointer and the Highlanders are rolling. But Auburn would rally and prevail.
[SUPER=33-Auburn/40/Glenvar/36;]

Brittany Kast to Brittany Kirtner who swishes the shot and the Eagles win the Three Rivers title 40-to-36.
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[S-Fleming]


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The Blue Ridge District semifinals took center stage last night at Northside, and the upset alert was in effect.
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Cynthia Brown and the Lady Colonels had Blacksburg on the ropes up by 8 late in the game.
India Mierez knocks down the short pull-up jumper for the Lady Colonels.
But Blacksburg battled all the way back and Leslee Anderson put in two free throws to send the game to overtime.
In the extra frame, Mickey McGuigan's team took a five point lead. Check out Rebecca Mills making the sweet dish to Britney Anderson for the lay-in.
This time it was the Fleming's turn to answer. Khadija Whittington's hoop in traffic with 20 seconds to go
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/57/Blacksburg/55/;]

is the difference. She finished the night with 26 and Fleming pulls the shocker over previously unbeaten Blacksburg 57 to 55.
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[S-Northside]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cavaliers vs. Vikings; :00]


In the nightcap, Lord Botetourt tangled with host Northside.
Nikki Moats got the party started for the Lady Cavs scoring with the strong move inside.
But Brittney Hughes was doing her thing for Northside. She goes coast to coast off the turnover for the easy lay-in.
Then Emery Wallace launches the 18 footer. She gets the friendly roll from the iron and Northside goes on
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/40/Northside/42;]

to beat Botetourt 42-TO-40 and advance to the title game against Fleming.
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[S-FFE]


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The playoffs begin tonight in high school football with the regional semi-finals. Here's the Friday Football rundown - with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-NASCAR]


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The Winston Cup season wraps up this weekend in Homestead, Florida. Tony Stewart is poised to lock up the Cup title on Sunday, but lurking in second just 89 points back is Mark Martin.
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Stewart needs only to finish 22nd to lock up the crown. And Homestead is a place where he has been dominant.
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[S-Peppers]


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The NFL has slapped Panthers' rookie sensation Julius Peppers with a four game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The league's sack leader is appealing the suspension, so he will be able to play Sunday against Tampa Bay.

[S-Goff]


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The Hokies practiced for the first time yesterday since their loss at Syracuse. Kevin Jones, Vegas Robinson, Kevin Lewis and Justin Hamilton all practiced, and all are listed as probable for WVU.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

However, Lance Goff a walk-on from Wytheville suffered a possible torn ACL in his left knee yesterday. Goff did everything from kicking to quarterbacking in the Tech JV win over Fork Union. He will be evaluated later today and will miss the JV game with Hargrave.
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[S-VMI]


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Bart Bellairs and the VMI Keydets have received a commitment this week. Point guard Matt Coward from Hermitage High School just outside Richmond will play for the Keydets next season. Coward averaged 8.4 points and 3 assists per game last season. Hermitage is 44 and 8 the past two seasons. Coward was also recruited by Holy Cross, Wofford, and Hampton.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has acquired another player. Today the team picked up left winger Blair Stayzer from the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Stayzer is in his third season in the ECHL, and has tallied a goal and two assists in 12 games this year.

[kermit]


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A Hollywood Star goes out today- The recipient did not wear a tux or jewels.. but instead he wore Green.
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[VO-NAT 19:04:13 09.5]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


But, this is no typical star.
Green IS the color for Kermit the muppet- who is the first amphibian to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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((KERMIT THE FROG/RECEIVED STAR; WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU.. YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS AND IT'S RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE TATTOO PARLOR. LAUGHTER.))
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Kermit kept the crowd laughing as always.. The famous muppet was created by Jim Henson. (------------)