[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A police chase in Roanoke tonight- ends in a crash. Two people are taken to the hospital.
A deadly drive by shooting not far from the Roanoke Civic Center-
Plus fire on the set of one popular TV show.
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[Talent=Jean]


And your gas bill may be going up.
News 7 is next.

[Gas-Leak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


A natural gas leak in Salem tonight--
The situation is going on right now in the Kessler Mill Road area.
Several people have called News 7 tonight saying they smelled natural gas and could hear a hissing sound.
Salem police told us just a few moments ago that the line has been shut off at this time.
No word yet if any people in that area are being evacuated.
Kessler Mill Road is closed for now.
A News 7 crew is in the area. We'll have more as it becomes available.

[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC42:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are investigating a police chase that resulted in an accident injuring two people today in Roanoke.
The man who police say led them on a chase through Northwest Roanoke is in the city jail tonight.
42-year old Christopher Powell is facing numerous charges including attempted capital murder. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit]


Justin McLeod joins us now with more on the chase and the accident that resulted from it. Justin?
Jean, today's events began after undercover officers attempted to make a drug bust.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But investigators say the suspect fled instead.
What happened next was a police chase which resulted in an accident that injured the suspect and another driver.

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


The chase began at the corner of 21st Street and Moorman Avenue just after five o'clock.
It ended four blocks away at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue.
Officers say that is where the driver ran a red light and crashed into a Chrysler New Yorker.
This is the fifth police chase in Roanoke since last April that resulted in an accident.
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[SOT 7:57:57]
[IN Q=At this point]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: AT THIS POINT, WE WILL CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT, INVESTIGATING THE PURSUIT LIKE WE DO ALL OUR PURSUITS AND INVESTIGATE THE TRAFFIC CRASH LIKE WE DO ALL TRAFFIC CRASHES. REPORTER: AND WHEN YOU SAY INVESTIGATE YOU WILL SEE WHETHER YOU GUYS WERE IN THE WRONG OR IF YOU GUYS WERE IN THE RIGHT? WE INVESTIGATE PURSUITS, EVERY PURSUIT WE HAVE WE DO AN INVESTIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=to do an investigation]
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[VO-NAT]


We do know a marked and an unmarked police vehicle were involved in the chase.
But investigators declined to say how fast officers were going when the crash happened.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


The suspect Christopher Powell is charged possession with intent to distribute cocaine, felony evading police, and three counts of attempted capital murder on police officers.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit]


Jean, the driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 67 year old Clifton Jones of Northwest Roanoke.
He is listed in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[Train-Fatals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC02:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police say two Roanoke women died trying to beat a freight train through a crossing this morning.
Police say 61-year-old (Po-COM Com Thep-Sumong) Thokam Kham Thepsimoung and her 29-year-old daughter (Vat-SAHN-uh Tor Thep-Sumong) Vatsana Tor Thepsimoung were killed instantly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


It happened in Salem at the Union Street crossing... about 7 this morning.
Witnesses said the minivan drove onto the tracks ... despite the crossing gates and flashing lights.
The engineer hit the brakes, but it took about half a mile to stop.
Neither woman was wearing her seatbelt.
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[SOT 20:23]
[IN Q=The engineer]

((MELINDA PAYNE: THE ENGINEER APPARENTLY SOUNDED HIS HORN FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD AND DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO STOP THE TRAIN, BUT WITH THE NUMBER OF CARS ON THE TRAIN, IT'S NOT EASY TO STOP A TRAIN ON A DIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Salem Public Information Officer;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=train on a dime.]
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[VO-NAT]


The daughter was driving her mother to work at the Oak Hall cap and gown plant right next to the railroad tracks.


Coworkers describe the elder (THEP-SUMONG) Thepsimoung as a lively and reliable worker.
Both women were mothers.
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[Almaliki]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net X]
[GRAPHIC=Malik Almaliki]


An immigrant living in Roanoke and accused of illegaly sending money to Iraq pleaded NOT guilty today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 27]


(Ma-Leek Ah-MOLL-ecki) Malik Almaliki is one of 12 men indicted on charges of violating a trade embargo by sending cash and goods to Iraq.
Federal investigators in Seattle have described the scheme as a 12 million dollar money laundering operation.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Investigators have NOT presented evidence that the money was used to support terrorism or the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Six weeks after weapons inspections began in Iraq, inspectors say they have found NO smoking gun.
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[VO-NAT 08.5]


But the Chief inspector says he is still not satisfied with Iraq's explanations for what it did with all its chemical and biological weapons.
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[SOT :28]

((NEGROPONTE: THERE IS STILL NO EVIDENCE THAT IRAQ HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED ITS APPROACH FROM ONE OF DECEIT TO A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO BE FORTHCOMING IN MEETING THE COUNCIL'S DEMAND THAT IT DISARM.))
[SUPER=01-John Negroponte/U. S. Ambassador to the U. N.]
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[OUT Q=THAT IT DISARM.]
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[VO-NAT 19 plus pad]


The Bush Administration has not said when it would use force if Saddam doesn't disarm.
The U-S military has set the middle of February as the date when it will be ready to go to war- after two weeks after the inspectors next report.
Inspectors though say they may need more time, perhaps up to a year to finish their job.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


It does not appear that North Korea is giving up its development of nuclear weapons
Tonight word that the nation is pulling out of the global nuclear arms control treaty- saying the withdrawal will free the nation from safeguard obligations to the international Atomic Energy Agency.
The U-S was awaiting a reply from North Korea about its decision to open dialogue on a peaceful resolution of the country's nuclear weapons development.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:21:39]
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Governor Warner is pledging help for communities, like Roanoke and Roanoke County, that want to create a regional water authority.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Water conservation was one of the issues discussed by the Governor as he stopped in Roanoke on a swing through the Commonwealth today.
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[SOT 10:16-10:38 on GOV. BITES tape]
[IN Q=.What I think localities have been concerned about..]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT I THINK LOCALITIES HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT IS THAT THE STATE'S GONNA COME IN AND MANDATE. NO. WHAT WE WANNA DO IS WHATEVER TECHNICAL RESOURCES, WHATEVER ASSETS WE CAN BRING TO THE TABLE TO HELP CONOVENE THESE REGIONAL WATER PLANS. YOU GOTTA HAVE PLANS IN PLACE IN 18 MONTHS. YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE A DRAFT.))
[SUPER=@markWarner;]
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[OUT Q=You've gotta have a draft.]
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[VO NAT :13] The Governor also said, even if legislators allow him to use about 6-million dollars of a national settlement with Wall Street Banks to fund the re-opening of twelve DMV offices, the solution would be temporary.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=DMV Reopening]

He says the money would pay for restored D-M-V operations only until June 20-04. He also says he isn't sure how complete services would be at offices in Rocky Mount and Bedford.

[DMV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:22:58]
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No matter what form the relief comes in, D-M-V customers in central Virginia will be happy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


The closing of the Bedford customer service center has made for long lines nearly every day at the Lynchburg D-M-V.
Customers say they've waited anywhere from one to four hours to get their transactions done.
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[SOT 12:50:36]

((EMILY RYALS/DMV CUSTOMER: I CAME LAST WEEK AND THE LINE WAS DOWN TO THE CORNER AND I LEFT. BUT MY LICENSE EXPIRED, SO I HAD TO COME BACK. I SAW WHERE THEY WERE LINED UP AND I THOUGHT 'OH DEAR'.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=thought oh dear.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedford-area car dealers are also welcoming the re-opening of their local D-M-V.
Because of the high volume of vehicle transfers and registrations, dealers have been losing time and money traveling to Roanoke or Lynchburg to get that paperwork done.
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[Ethics-bill]


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


The sexual harassment controversy surrounding former Speaker Vance Wilkins led to his resignation.
Now it may also lead to tougher ethics rules in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Delegate Bob Marshall has introduced legislation to create a professional Code of Conduct for members.
He also wants to make it easier for the public to file complaints against lawmakers who behave improperly.
Marshall says last year's scandal involving Wilkins highlights the need for these changes.
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[SOT 12:33:53]
[IN Q=THIS IS AN ATTEMPT]

((DEL. ROBERT MARSHALL/(R) MANASSAS: THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A REGULAR PROCEDURE SO NO ONE FEELS THAT THEY'RE BEING RAILROADED BUT ADDITIONALLY THERE WILL BE A CODE OF CONDUCT OUT THERE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO ADHERE TO. IT'S NOT JUST THE GROUNDS OF THE CAPITOL ITS WHEN YOU'RE AWAY FROM HERE THAT YOU ALSO HAVE TO ACT LIKE A GENTLEMAN OR LADY. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Marshall/(R) Manassas]
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[OUT Q=GENTLEMAN OR LADY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Marshall says his legislation will be voted on next week and he expects it to pass.
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[Gas-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The State Corporation Commission has approved a Roanoke Gas rate increase.
The two- point- three percent adjustment is less than the utility requested, but it will add an average of "one dollar and seven cents" a month to a residential bill.
The S-C-C also approved a program that's designed to protect the company and its customers from wide fluctuations in gas bills.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:59:00]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Two vehicles were heading west on Orange Avenue last night, a block and a half from the Roanoke Civic Center. One minute after eleven multiple shots were fired from a Dodge Neon into a Jeep Grand Cherokee, fatally wounding a front-seat passenger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

To dispel fears that it was merely a drive-by shooting, city police issued a statement, saying "We do not believe this was a random act of violence." Driver Anthony Lydell Matthews pulled into a gas station to get help. Rescue workers took 26-year old Antwone Lamont Preston to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS==Shooting]

Matthews and another passenger were not injured.

[NJ-Arrest]


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


The New Jersey woman accused of leaving three children to starve is in custody.
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[VO-NAT 11]
[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ]


Police caught up with "go go" dancer Sherry Murphy at about two this morning.
Police say she was hiding out in this home. The home's owner called police after he realized who Murphy was.
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[SOT 17]
[IN Q=]

((SHARPE JAMES/NEWARK MAYOR: CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHILDREN CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHARGES IN THE SAME BREATH HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE REWARD TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Sharpe James/Newark, NJ Mayor;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=THE REWARD TOO.]
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[Vo-Nat 24]
It was inside a Newark home that three young brothers, supposedly under Murphy's care, were discovered.
Seven year old Faheem Williams was dead; his mummified remains hidden in a plastic bin.
A 7-year old twin brother and another brother, just 4 years old, were found the day before in the basement, starved and cowering under a bed.
The two boys are in fair condition at the hospital.
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[SOT 56]
[IN Q=]

((SHARPE JAMES/NEWARK MAYOR: THEY'RE NORMAL KIDS THEY'RE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER GOING THROUGH A LONG STANDING ABUSE. THEY'RE NOT HAPPY AND ENJOYING.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=happy and enjoying.]
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[Vo-Nat 06 plus pad]
Murphy had been caring for the boys since March when the boy's mother was jailed on assault charges.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Investigators are now focusing on problems with the tail assembly as they search for answers in yesterday's plane crash... problems that occurred on previous flights including on from Lynchburg.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus some operating rooms in West Virginia are still empty.
The latest on the crisis over medical malpractice insurance when we come back.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Charlotte-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Crash]


Investigators are looking at the tail assembly as a possible problem leading to yesterday's plane crash in Charlotte.
Apparently that plane had some problems with that part in the days leading up to the crash.
A Roanoke Valley Native saw the Crash-
Aleen Sirgany has his story and the latest on the investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Goglia/Nat. Transportation Safety Board; :18]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :50]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin "Toby" Witkege/Roanoke Valley Native; 1:11]
[Super=@Sirgany1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte;]

((THESE TWO BLACK BOXES COULD UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE CRASH OF U-S AIRWAYS FLIGHT 5481. INVESTIGATORS SAY 34 MINUTES OF TAPE FROM THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER MAY REVEAL HOW THE COMMUTER PLANE FELL OUT OF THE SKY IN A DEADLY, TWISTED DIVE. JOHN GOGLIA/NTSB: Preliminary data indicates that the flight duration was 37 seconds...from take off to impact." THE BEECH 1900 TURBO-PROP UNDERWENT ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON MONDAY....OFFICIALS BELIEVE A FAULTY ELEVATOR TAB MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH. THE ELEVATOR HELPS CONTROL THE PITCH OF THE PLANE'S NOSE...DETERMINING WHETHER IT GOES UP OR DOWN. GOGLIA : 7 degrees is the normal take-off pitch angle...something occurred to drive that pitch angle to 52 degrees, that is abnormal." THE SMOKE HAS SETTLED AT THE AIRFIELD IN CHARLOTTE -- WHERE A TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS STILL SEARCHING FOR CLUES....AND INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOW RECOVERED ALL OF THE VICTIMS. A DAY AFTER THE CRASH....FLIGHTS ARE RUNNING.... BENJAMIN WITKEGE (WIT-kigg) FLEW FROM THE SAME RUNWAY YESTERDAY.... JUST HOURS AFTER FLIGHT 5481 WENT DOWN. BENJAMIN WITKEGE/U-S AIRWAYS PASSENGER I flew, and was nervous the whole flight...I'm here though.. 21 OTHERS WEREN'T SO LUCKY.... PILOT KATIE LESLIE'S DISTRESS CALL CAME TOO LATE.))

[WV-Checks]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Federal Aviation officials are telling Air Midwest to check 45 planes serviced at its maintenance facility in West Virginia.
That after the data recorder on the plane that crashed in Charlotte revealed erratic elevator movements.
The tail assembly had been serviced just days before the crash.

[WV-Doctors]


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


Surgeons in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle decided to stay off the job again today, even after the governor announced a plan to address medical malpractice insurance problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wheeling, WV/File Tape]


The doctors want to know their local lawmakers will support Wise's plan before deciding whether to end their nine-day-old walkout.
Last night Governor Bob Wise proposed transferring 20-million dollars in tobacco settlement funds to help doctors meet escalating malpractice insurance premiums.
The proposal also would cap damage awards and impose further limits on medical malpractice lawsuits.
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[Gas-Update]


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


Authorities say the natural gas leak in Salem is now under control.
Fire officials say the problem was caused by over-pressurization at the J-M Mason substation on Lakeside Circle.
Because of the wind, the gas could be smelled miles away.
The line has been shut off and the gas is dissipating.
No homes have been evacuated and Kessler Mill Road is now open.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Real drama on the set of a television drama.
We'll show you next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out why these protestors are hopping mad.
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[Commercial]

[Bunny-Hunt]


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

Some animals rights activists are mad about a state-sponsored bunny hunt in Oregon. In fact, they're "hopping" mad.
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[INQ=Stop the hunt]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR;]
[RUNS=03]
[OQ=Stop the hunt. (3rd time)]
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[VO-NAT]

They waved signs, chanted, and yes, hopped outside a state building in Portland. The proposed rabbit hunt was part of a training program, mainly for women learning to be hunters. But when protestors promised to interfere, the Oregon officials cancelled it. Still, that won't help the rabbits. Game officers say private hunters will be on the same wildlife preserve this Saturday, blasting away at the bunnies.
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[West-Wing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire in the West Wing- but it is not the White House.
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[VO-NAT 14 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA]


The blaze started on the set of the T-V show, The West Wing- forcing people out of the building.
According to a Fire marshal, a faulty overhead light started the fire.
It was quickly put out as about one hundred people fled the building.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=]


Words from VMI head coach Bart Bellairs on why his star player has left school, some high flying motocross jumping for you and all the Michael you could want,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

But first out extra point. Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes beat out the Colts Marvin Harrison for the NFL offensive player of the year award. Holmes missed the final two games of the season, but he accounted for two thousand 287 yards in 14 games. He also scored 24 touchdowns. Rich Gannon was third in the voting, Ricky Williams fourth and Steve McNair fifth.
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[S-Conley]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-142 336tc]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Yesterday morning, VMI basketball star Jason Conley and his mother packed up his belongings and left school. Conley withdrew from VMI yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/This Season; :00]

Conley, the leading scorer in the nation a season ago, asked for his release from the Institute and he was given permission to transfer to another school. The six foot five inch guard from Maryland cited personal reasons for his departure. Sources have told News 7 Sports that he transferring to Missouri to play for Quin Snyder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=...we go on"]
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[VO-NAT]


Conley was leading the Southern Conference in scoring, knocking down 22 points a game. He missed the last two contests with a foot injury. VMI lost the last two games without Conley by an average score of 81-52.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=.....i'm encouraged"]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-134 39:52]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Vick]


Michael Vick and his Atlanta Falcons battle Philadelphia in the divisional playoffs Saturday night at eight o'clock in the City of Brotherly love.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/This Past Weekend; :00]


Vick made history this past weekend by beating the Packers at Lambeau Field using his legs and his arm.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/August, 2001;]


And the Eagles turf was a topic this week at Vicks news conference. Remember, Baltimore cancelled a preseason game at the Vet because the field was unplayable. The Veterans Stadium surface is on Vick's mind.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/16 Touchdowns, 2,936 Yards Passing; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....comfortable at the same time"]
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[S-Fines]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-136 42:40]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The 49ers and Giants are still feeling the pain from this past weekend's bruising war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]


The N-F-L is fining San Francisco's Terrell Owens and two New York Giants, Shaun Williams and Omar Stoutmire, for their actions during the final minute of Sunday's controversial playoff. The N-F-L hit Owens and Williams for ten-thousand dollars. Stoutmire is fined seven-thousand-500.
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[S-Draft]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-135 TC3650]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar Preseason Thunder]


Bobby Labonte has the fastest times in testing so far at Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :00]


Yesterday afternoon, the drivers got in their first drafting segment of the new season. And that's where the men get separated from the boys, because believe it or not, sandbagging still goes on in preseason testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Four Wins in 2002; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=time to qualify."]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137]
[GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer]

Sports Illustrated's latest issue picked Frank Beamer's Hokies seventh in the first football poll for next season, thanks to the return of Kevin Jones, Bryan Randall, Marcus Vick and most of a hungry defense which returns next season. Speaking of hunger, Coach Beamer hopes fans will get their fill at his new restaurant. Travis Wells opens the menu.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio...]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :07]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Football Coach; :20]
[SUPER=01-Mike Williams/Beamer's Restaurant Owner; :36]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((Frank Beamer has won 159 games in his coaching career. But now the Head Hokie is hoping to score in the restaurant industry. Beamer's will open later this week in Christiansburg, under the ownership of William Byrd grad Mike Williams.

Frank: Mike:
The coach held a VIP kickoff party this past weekend for friends, coaches, and former players. Previously known as the Gobblertown Tavern, the restaurant has undergone a complete facelift over the past four months.
Frank:
The menu will consist of steak, seafood, and chicken dishes. But the food will makeup only half of the Beamer's experience.
Mike: Travis: The restaurant's doors will officially open Sunday at 5. And that includes the Coach's Corner, where you never know who you might find. In Christiansburg, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Arenacross]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141 16:18]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


Motorcross fanatics, do we have something for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Arenacross indoor racing circuit will dig up tons of dirt at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Regional tour is making its' second stop in the Star City and fans will witness some eltricfic riding.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Jurevich/Professional Arenacross Rider; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=freestyle jump contest"]
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[VO-NAT]


Fans can win monster truck tickets and will watch professional and amateur riders compete in heats with 8 to 15 riders. They will jump 30 feet in the air and preform other stunts as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=not race in the main event]
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[Coleman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC1:14:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Star Search is back on prime time and a Roanoke native who made a name for himself by winning on the original show is still singing.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Virginia Coleman says her son is living in Los Angeles working as a performer.
[SUPER=04-1985;]

Durrell won Star Search's male vocalist of the year in 19-85. He made a record not long after, toured with various groups over the years and today performs with a 12-piece band at corporate functions and wedding receptions.
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[SOT 01:19:20]
[IN Q=STAR SEARCH]

((VIRGINIA COLEMAN/MOTHER; STAR SEARCH FOR HIM WAS HE BEGINNING I WOULD SAY OF HIS MUSICAL REAL SERIOUS CAREER BECAUSE OF THE EXPOSURE, THE EXPOSURE HE GOT FROM STAR SEARCH YOU KNOW I MEAN HE GOT TO GO HE GOT A RECORD DEAL THAT DIDN'T GO AS WELL AS HE WOULD HAVE LIKED IT BUT THEN HE GOT TO GO TOUR.))
[SUPER=01-Virginia Coleman/Mother;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=TO GO TOUR.]
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia says people in our region still ask about Durrell and his career. Durrell says the show changed his life, taking him from a nurse's aide to a full-time singer overnight. (------------)