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Coming up on News 7 -
A Henry County man and his wife are both dead of gunshot wounds.
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It could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cervical cancer.
Plus a cold night ON and OFF The field at Virginia Tech.. Mike Stevens will have the highlights live from Lane Stadium.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN: IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED THERE'S NO BETTER MAN TO PATTERN YOURSELF AFTER THAN GEORGE BARKER. ))
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[OUT Q=than George Barker. ]
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Henry County mourns the loss of a local leader who takes his life in an apparent murder- suicide.
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[Henry-Murder]


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Just two days ago-- George Barker sat in on a meeting of the Henry County Public Service Authority where he served as a board member. Tonight-- both he and his wife are dead. Earlier today-- authorities say the 77- year old shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself at the couple's home in Axton.
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Barker is being remembered as an active member of the community-- having served on the P-S-A since 1987. Barker also served a two year term on the board of supervisors in the 1960's. Friends and associates say Barker-- who was a proud man-- may have become despondent over his wife's Alzheimer's disease.
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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN; REALLY THE MAIN THING WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS TRYING TO GET THE FAMILY THROUGH THIS AND ANY AFFECT ON THE COUNTY OR PSA BOARD IS CERTAINLY SUPERFICIAL AT THIS POINT, WE'LL ADDRESS IT AT SOME POINT BUT CERTAINLY OUT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS NOW ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP THEM. ))
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Friends and colleagues say Barker was instrumental in bringing water to hundreds of home in the Axton community.

[Patriot-Pipeline]


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A controversial pipeline through Virginia got the green light from the federal government.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./April 2001]


Duke Energy now has approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline.


It is called the Patriot Extension. It would begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County North Carolina.
The line will run along and extend an existing pipeline operated in Virginia and Tennessee by Duke subsidiary East Tennessee Natural Gas.
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[Cervical-Cancer]


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Cervical Cancer kills more than 250 thousand women every year.
But now scientists report they may have come up with a vaccine that prevents the cancer.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more on this potential breakthrough in the fight against cancer..
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((Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer related death among women worldwide...killing more than 250-000 every year. But tonight scientists report...this pervasive cancer may have met its match...in the form of a vaccine. the vaccine...targets a specific strain of the human papilloma virus or HPV ...a sexually transmitted disease known to cause 50 percent of cervical cancers...early results published in tomorrow's NEJM show it works:
(SOT) Dr. Katherine Van Kessel/Univ. of Washington Med Sch.

in the first one and a half years it was 100 percent effective. Track/GFX: 768 women aged 16 to 23 got the vaccine: Every single one developed immunity to HPV...and as a result..no one got the virus or any early signs of cancer. Track: to gynecologic surgeons like Dr. Carol Brown...the news is a breakthrough Dr. Carol Brown/gynecologic oncologist/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: its really the first time that a vaccine has been shown to prevent directly a pre-cancerous condition and indirectly a cancerous condition. Researchers foresee this vaccine becoming a valuable weapon in the public health arsenal...one day becoming part of every woman's routine health care: Van Kessel you would potentially look at vaccinating young girls prior to their sexual debut..girls who are age 10 to 12. Although this particular vaccine targets a virus..and not the cancer itself...doctors believe its success has broader implications: perhaps a variety of cancers could one day go the way of smallpox and polio...wiped out by vaccines that bolster the body's immune system. Dr. Carol Brown : In general...vaccines are being studied in melanoma...they are being studied in ovarian cancer. In addition doctors say..if the vaccine takes off on a large scale...it could one day cut back on the need for pap tests....the current screening procedure for cervical cancer. But for every hope raised by this study's success...there are many unanswered questions. Researchers still don't know how long the immunity will last...if it can protect against the many strains of HPV...and when the FDA will approve such a vaccine for mass consumption.The thinking is that's still about 5 years away...))

[Tech-WVU]


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Virginia Tech has not lost three games in a row in a single season since 1992.
That streak came to an end tonight in Blacksburg against West Virginia.
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Fans packed Lane Stadium... even if it was a work-night.
The night started off well as Lee Suggs broke an N-C-A-A record... scoring a touchdown in 24 straight games.
But the Mountaineers answered and carried a 21 to 16 lead into the fourth quarter.
West Virginia's defense sealed the win in the fourth quarter.
With fewer than 20 seconds left... Tech quarterback Brian Randall is picked off in the endzone.
WVU wins 21 to 18.
Mike Stevens will join us from Blacksburg with a postgame wrap-up later in sports.
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[Morris]


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Virginia's longest-serving police chief is turning in his badge.
Neal Morris announced he's retiring after 31 years at the helm of the Danville City Police...
Now, some black leaders are saying it's time for an African American replacement.
Marya Jones has more.
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(( Neal Morris doesn't give up his title as Virginia's longest-serving police chief easily... but he does it with a sense of pride.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THE DEPARTMENT IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND I CAN RETIRE AND WALK AWAY FROM HERE KNOWING THAT THE CITIZENS ARE IN GOOD HANDS AND I CAN JUST ENJOY MYSELF. )) [RUNS:09]
After 43 years of service -- 31 of them as chief -- Morris is looking forward to being a private citizen.
During his tenure, the force grew by 40 officers and became state accredited.
It also weathered several controversies ... including a financial fraud involving Danville officers and questions about use of deadly force.
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((CHIEF NEAL MORRIS: I'VE NEVER BEEN TO WORK A DAY THAT I DIDN'T ENJOY. EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE TOUGH. )) [RUNS:04]
Even one of Morris' toughest critics says he's sorry to see him go.
Reverend William Avon Keen has accused Danville Police of racial profiling and brutality -- but says Morris has always been willing to address his concerns.
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE NEXT CHIEF HAVE THE SAME POLICY WHERE HIS DOOR'S OPEN. )) [RUNS:02]
He says the NEXT police chief should be African American.
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT: MOST OF THE CRIME THAT WE SEE IN THIS CITY THAT FILLS OUR COURTROOMS IS MOSTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES AND SO WE NEED SOMEONE THAT'S SENSITIVE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES AND UNDERSTANDS THE PROBLEMS OF DRUGS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND OUR COMMUNITIES TO ACTUALLY ALLEVIATE OUR COMMUNITIES OF SOME OF THIS CRIME. )) [RUNS:19]
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[SU 16:33:26 - :37] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THAT HIRING DECISION RESTS SOLELY IN THE HANDS OF CITY MANAGER JERRY GWALTNEY, WHO HOPES TO HAVE SOMEONE IN PLACE BEFORE CHIEF MORRIS LEAVES ON MAY 31ST. MJN7, DANVILLE.)) [RUNS:11]))

[L'burg-Police]


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Lynchburg police officers have little confidence in their police chief, his command staff or city leaders.

That's the finding of a recent survey.
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Many of those who responded said Chief Charles Bennett was out of touch with the department. But the most negative comments were aimed at Bennett's command staff-- which many accused of promoting and disciplining officers using the "good ol' boy network" and "favoritism". 55- percent of the officers said they were looking for another job-- citing low morale as the main reason, along with poor pay and benefits. Nearly one third of those who responded also felt the police department was NOT doing a good job of protecting citizens.
City officials are expected to respond to the survey tomorrow.
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[Bush-NATO]


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In just a few hours a NATO summit will be underway in Prague-
But on the eve of the summit- President Bush is looking for allies in his possible war against Iraq.
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The President dined with NATO allies tonight- after giving them food for thought about a modern day threat.
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((WE WILL NOT PERMIT SADDAM HUSSEIN TO BLACKMAIL AND OR TERRORIZE NATIONS WHICH LOVE FREEDOM.))
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A Senior White House official says Mr. Bush has quietly contacted 50 countries about donating troops and military hardware ... in the event of a war with Iraq.
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((GEOFF HOON/BRITISH DEFENSE SECRETARY: NO DECISION WHATSOEVERY HAS BEEN TAKEN HERE OR FOR THAT MATTER IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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Meanwhile U-N weapons inspectors are in Iraq preparing to search for any sign of weapons of mass destruction.
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[Afghan-Troops]


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They were some of the first Virginia citizen-soldiers called into the War on Terrorism.
Today, they became some of the first to return.
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[SUPER=03-Bowling Green]


A Special Forces unit of the Virginia National Guard returned to Fort A.P. Hill today after serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During their five months in the war against terrorism, these Green Berets captured over 20 Taliban and Al-Qaida fighters, confiscated weapons and provided food and medicine to hundreds of civilians.
The company came under fire several times, but suffered no casualties.
One soldier says it's great to be back on familiar ground.
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It's egg mcmuffins for one superstar- but you could call it a Mc-Generous meal in more ways than one.
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Plus a new ad campaign asks a question you may not have ever thought about...
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((WHAT WOULD JESUS DRIVE?))
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Find out why some church leaders stand behind the campaign next.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Jesus-Drive]


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Some religious leaders are taking on the automotive industry and they're using Jesus to send their message.
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((GOD SAID TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD TREAT YOURSELF YET ARE POLLUTING THE AIR.))
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This is a TV campaign the group is releasing called "What would Jesus Drive?"
It issues a challenge to auto makers to produce more fuel efficient vehicles.
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The group is urging automakers to stop making vehicles that they say "poison the planet."
The group targeted S-U-V's in particular. It brought its message to Ford, G-M and the United Auto Workers in Detroit.

[Bus-Crash]


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A wild ride for students aboard a school bus in Illinois- the bus ended up crashing into a house.
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It all started when a dump truck ran a red light- and slammed into the bus-
The bus then careened down the block, crossed several lawns and hit a utility pole before crashing into a house.
The bus was carrying 18 middle school students- Two were taken to the hospital- but none of the injuries is serious.
A woman sleeping inside the house was not hurt.
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[DMV-cuts]


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Governor Mark Warner jumped into the fray with Republican lawmakers today over D-M-V closings.
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Last month Warner closed a dozen D-M-V offices as part of an effort to balance the state's budget.
Some GOP lawmakers say it is more than a coincidence that eleven of the twelve offices closed are in Republican districts.
The governor says the decision as to which locations were closed was made by the D-M-V.
He says Republicans "can't have it both ways."
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The governor also says he expects the U-S Department of Justice to approve the closings.
In order to comply with the Voting Rights Act, Virginia must receive clearance that closing D-M-V offices will not harm minority voting rights.
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He's been in the Senate longer than many of us have been alive.
Next on News 7, Strom Thurmond gavels his career to a close.
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And as you probably know the latest move by Michael wasn't the moonwalk.. experts weigh in on the balcony incident-

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((I WAS TERRIFIED.)) ((I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS MUCH OF A CAREER LEFT TO HURT.))
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Meanwhile Michael appears again with his children.. The story still to come on News 7.
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[Jackson]


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Michael Jackson's balcony antics have many people asking "Has Michael Jackson gone too far?"
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Who could forget the pictures of him yesterday dangling his infant son over a hotel balcony railing?
He apologized for Tuesday's incident but some child advocates say it showed poor judgment.
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((YOU TAKE A STUFFED ANIMAL AND DANGLE IF OVER THE EDGE, BUT A CHILD? A HUMAN BEING?))
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She says babies squirm and slip even when you're holding them tightly.
Jackson appeared at a German zoo today with two of his children.. both wearing veils.
Media psychiatrist Carole Leiberman says many fans had already made up their minds about Jackson good or bad- before this latest episode- and that Jackson's money and fame have kept him from getting good advice.
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((CAROLE LIEBERMAN/MEDIA PSYCHIATRIST: HIS CAREER IS FALLING APART, HIS LOVE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT IS NON EXISTENT. HE'S IN REALLY BAD SHAPE.))
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[SUPER=01-Carole Lieberman/Media Psychiatrist;]
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Jackson appeared tonight at a charity event supporting homeless children in Germany.
Jackson has a son and a daughter from a brief marriage to Debbie Rowe.
He has not revealed the identity of his youngest son's mother.
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[Thurmond]


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A record career in the United States Senate ended today.
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((THE SENATE STANDS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. APPLAUSE))
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With that, 99 year old Strom Thurmond ended his Senate career.
Thurmond's been a Senator for a record 47 years.
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[S-EXTRA]


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A report from Blacksburg on the Tech/West Virginia game, UVa and Maryland offer thoughts on each other, and NASCAR officially announces its' rookie of the year,
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[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA;:00]


But first our extra point. Today, Redskins coach Steve Spurrier announced that Danny Wuerffel will start Sunday against the Rams.
Wuerffel marks the fourth quarterback change made by Spurrier this season. The QB is making his second start. In his first start he was 8 for 14 for 82 yards and two interceptions before getting hurt.
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[S-Tech]


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13th ranked Virginia Tech and West Virginia took it to the wire tonight in an incredible finish in Blacksburg.
[DOUBLE BOX ES=Mike & Steve/Microwave]

Mike Stevens joins us from Lane Stadium in what turned out to be a heartbreaking setback for the Hokies as they lose their third straight. Mike.
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[S-Oak]


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The USA Today Super 25 high school boys basketball rankings are out and Oak Hill Academy is rated number. The Warriors play three guards including former Roanoke Catholic star J.R. Reynolds.

[S-Cavs]


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The Virginian men's basketball team opens the season Friday night at University Hall against Long Island. The UVa ticket office announced today that tickets are not available for the game.
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Fans attending will watch a UVa team with a more imposing presence than last years team.
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[S-NASCAR]


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NASCAR has officially announced the 2002 Winston Cup Raybestos rookie of the year and it's Ryan Newman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


The 24 year old Newman outscored Jimmie Johnson in the rookie points race but he placed behind Johnson in the final Winston Cup points standings. Johnson finished fifth in cup points and Newman sixth. Newman registered one win and 14 top five and 22 top 10 finishes this season.
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[Celine-McDonalds]


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Entertainer Celine Dion stopped by a McDonald's restaurant today... but it was for more than just a meal.
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((HELLO CELINE))
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[VO-NAT]

The talented singer was there to start the kids' day off right -with a hearty breakfast and inspirational word - She is also raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Dion says she has a special appreciation for the organization because it was an incredible help to her sister and her niece - who suffered from cystic fibrosis.
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[BITE is done over B-ROLL...bite starts as she is bending over small child in mother's arms.]
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((CELINE DION/SINGER: " I'M SO THRILLED BECAUSE I'M A MOTHER AND TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY SON'S LIFE IS WHAT COUNTS THE MOST. AND IF I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHER CHILDREN'S - I WILL DO IT. ))
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