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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Organizing a protest in Lynchburg- what people may have to do first and why that's causing a protest of its own.
The blue lights are going out at hundreds of K-Marts
and will field lights go up at Hidden Valley Middle?
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[Talent=Jean]


And speaking of school- some delays tomorrow.
News 7 is next.

[County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC1:17:38]
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Professional fire and rescue personnel appear to be headed to the Catawba Valley station.
Right now, only volunteers answer calls there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But that might change after tonight's heated Roanoke County Supervisors work session.
Supervisor Butch Church says he has the support and the county has the money to staff the station with professionals during the week.
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[SOT 51:20]
[IN Q=No one is ]

((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; NO ONE IS GOING TO BE JEOPARDIZED BECAUSE CATAWBA VALLEY STATION IS GOING TO BE MANNED. JUST THE OPPOSITE. WE'VE GOT THE MONEY. WE'LL FIND THE MONEY TO MAKE THE RIGHT PRIORITY MOVES.)) ((JOE MCNAMARA/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; WE OUGHT TO LET THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THAT PROGRAM MAKE RECCOMENDATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS AND TAKE IT OUT OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS.))
[SUPER=@church; :00]
[SUPER=@McNamara; :10]
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[OUT Q=the political process.]
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[VO-NAT]


Supervisors must still take a formal vote on the proposal.
The more than 100-thousand dollar price tag would be covered by the general fund unnapropriated balance.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This evening's snow showers are causing problems for some school systems.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
(adlib school boards)
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[Protest-Ordinance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC49:17]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]

Lynchburg has a new protest permit law. City leaders say it should pass Constitutional muster, but others say it's just another infringement on their right to free speech.
Over the past few years, Lynchburg's protest permit law has been debated, scoffed at and challenged in court.
But even with a new ordinance on the books, the issue does not appear to be settled.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is in Lynchburg tonight.. Steve what problems do activists have with this new law?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Jean, the new law requires citizens to get a police permit for any rally that involves ten or more people.
But protesters say ANY such law has a chilling effect on their rights to free speech.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Richard Knodel/Opposes Protest Ordinance; :24]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Bruce Murch/Opposes Protest Ordinance; :33]
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Department; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Vice Mayor; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=I don't see anybody.]
(( [natsot kid screaming ]
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In the past few years, Lynchburg has become a battleground for opposing forces in a number of different social issues ranging from homosexuality to abortion.
Since the city first adopted a protest permit law, NO group wanting to rally has ever been turned down, no matter what their message was.
But some feel the process is still unconstitutional.
[SOT 8:26:24]

((REV. RICHARD KNODEL/OPPOSES PERMIT LAW: DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE BILL OF RIGHTS CONTAINS WITHIN IT THE IMPLICIT DEFINITIONS OF TYRANNY. THE RESTRICTION OF FREE SPEECH IS TYRANNY.))
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[OUT Q=is tyranny.]
[SOT 8:32:21]

((REV. BRUCE MURCH: I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO TAKE AN AGGRESSIVE APPROACH THAT IS ONLY GOING TO RESULT IN LOGGERHEADS RATHER THAN THE SMOOTH OPERATION OF PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.))
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[OUT Q=constitutional rights.]


But authorities say all they're asking for is advance notice of any protest, rally or any kind of event that might generate some conflict or jeopardize public safety.
The permit law, they say, is simply a good faith effort to help police do their job.
[SOT 8:58:556]

((JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IF WE HAVE MULTIPLE GROUPS... OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED.))
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[OUT Q=are involved.]
[SOT 8:45:00]

((BERT DODSON/VICE-MAYOR: IF THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG WERE AGAINST IT, THEY'D BE FILLING THE SEATS OUT HERE. BUT I DON'T SEE ANYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=see anybody.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'burg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


The new law was only a few seconds old tonight when activists say they plan to challenge it.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Reverend Bruce Murch told me they have "no" plans to notify police about their next rally..and in his words "we'll see them in federal court". Jean?

[Bad-doctors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=03-03 TC08:24]
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Virginia's elected officials are getting together to go after bad doctors.
Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore say they support efforts to make it easier for the state's Board of Medicine to punish doctors for wrongdoing.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Legislators are looking to reduce the standard of care in disciplinary cases from gross negligence to simple negligence.
They also want to increase fines to hospitals for failing to report offenses.
Lawmakers say the changes are necessary in order to improve patient care and to protect good doctors.
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[SOT 14:51:18]
[IN Q=we're only talking about]

((DEL. WINSOME SEARS/(R) NORFOLK: WE'RE ONLY TALKING ABOUT, UNFORTUNATELY, A GROUP OF DOCTORS WHO ARE INCOMPETENT AND, YOU KNOW, ONE BAD APPLE SPOILS THE WHOLE BUNCH AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AND THAT THE PUBLIC IS PROTECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Winsome Sears/(R) Norfolk]
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[OUT Q=the public is protected.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Medical Society officials say their doctor members support the effort and have been working with the governor and lawmakers in drafting the legislation.
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[KMart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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K-Mart is closing more than 300 stores nationwide to try and pull itself out of bankruptcy.
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[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI]


More than 30 thousand people will lose their jobs.
The troubling news spread quickly at K-mart stores today.
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[SOT 46]
[IN Q=]

((TRACEY MCWHORTER/K-MART WORKER; YOU HAVE TO GO TO UNEMPLOYMENT DO WHAT YOU GOT DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey McWhorter/K-Mart Worker]
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[OUT Q=WE GOTTA DO]
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[vo-nat 18 plus pad]
[Super=@File;]


There is some good news for workers in this region- No stores here will close.
K-mart WILL shut down five Virginia stores including ones in the Northern part of the state, Richmond and Virginia Beach.
A Kimball, West Virginia store will also close.
This latest round of closings leaves K-Mart with 15-hundred stores nationwide.
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[Malvo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Prosecutors began laying out their case today against sniper suspect John Lee Malvo- They want him tried as an adult.
Today in court prosecutors brought witnesses to the stand including the husband of a woman killed by sniper fire.

Teri Okita reports from Fairfax.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((ACCUSED SNIPER, JOHN LEE MALVO, WALKED INTO A JUVENILE COURTROOM UNDER HEAVY GUARD ... TO FACE A MAN WHOSE LIFE WAS CHANGED FOREVER BY THE DC-AREA CRIME-SPREE. WILLIAM FRANKLIN FOUGHT BACK TEARS ON THE WITNESS STAND ... AS HE TALKED ABOUT HIS WIFE'S SHOOTING DEATH IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. FRANKLIN SAID HE AND HIS WIFE LINDA -- AN FBI ANALYST -- WERE PUTTING PACKAGES INTO THE TRUNK OF THEIR CAR ... WHEN SHE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD. FRANKLIN RUSHED TO HER SIDE, BUT HE SAID THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO. THE EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY WAS PART OF A PRELIMINARY HEARING TO DETERMINE IF MALVO, WHO IS 17-YEARS OLD, SHOULD BE TRIED AS AN ADULT FOR CAPITAL MURDER IN THE OCTOBER 14TH SHOOTING. UNDER VIRGINIA LAW, THAT WOULD MAKE HIM ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY. PROSECUTORS SAY FINGERPRINTS ON THE MURDER WEAPON LINK MALVO TO THREE OTHER ATTACKS -- AND THEY PRESENTED PHONE CALLS WHICH THEY CLAIM PROVE MALVO CONTACTED THE POLICE SEVERAL TIMES ... IN AN EFFORT TO EXTORT 10-MILLION DOLLARS. Recording THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO PRESENT ABOUT 25-WITNESSES DURING THE TWO-DAY HEARING. MEANWHILE, ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD, FACES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR A SEPARATE VIRGINIA KILLING. HE'S SCHEDULED TO GO ON TRIAL IN OCTOBER. TERI OKITA/CBS NEWS: JOHN LEE MALVO ALLEGEDLY CONFESSED TO INVESTIGATORS BACK IN NOVEMBER. BUT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAY THEY WILL TRY TO SUPRESS ANY INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE MALVO MAY HAVE MADE WITHOUT A LAWYER PRESENT. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The U-S buildup in the Persian Gulf gets bigger... a buildup the leader of the United Nations hopes will be successful at disarming Iraq.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus neighbors of an area football field want to be left in the dark.
Now they'll get their wish.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=the big 7."]

((Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Hokies win the first half but get roasted in the season and fall to UConn. Carolina tries to make it 49 straight against Clemson. UVa gets ready for JJ tomorrow night in Durham.

Plus, Marvin Lewis gets the Bengals' job tonight and MaGahee is going pro tonight on the Big 7.))[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lynchburg's mayor Carl Hutcherson will still travel to France in March, but NOT on the taxpayer's dime.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hutcherson was invited to the retirement ceremony for the mayor of Lynchburg's sister city, (ray mahl-may-ZONE) Rueil Malmaison.
Some citizens and at several council members felt the city should not pay for his airfare to Paris for the event.

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[SOT 9:20:51]
[IN Q=We don't have]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PICK UP THE TRASH AT THE CURB, BUT WE HAVE MONEY TO GO TO FRANCE. THAT'S THE MESSAGE I THINK WE'RE SENDING TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
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[OUT Q=citizens of Lynchburg.]
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[VO-NAT]


The resolution never came up for a vote, and councilman Bert Dodson gave Hutcherson a check for 300 dollars to help cover his airfare costs.
Since 1996 the city has spent about 90-thousand dollars sending local officials to France as part of the sister city program.
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[Rezonings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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The Roanoke County School Board must reconsider its options for a new high school football stadium. Today, the Roanoke City Board of Zoning Appeals voted against allowing 60- foot lighting at Hidden Valley Middle School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The county school board was considering the site, to build a football and soccer stadium for Hidden Valley High. The property is located within the city limits, and residents of surrounding neighborhoods turned out in opposition.


The Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to deny the school board's request for a lighting variance.
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[SOT 04:10:48]
[IN Q=This has certainly ended]

((DREW BARRINEAU/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: THIS HAS CERTAINLY ENDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIGHT TO 60 FEET, WE'LL GET BACK TOGETHER TO SEE WHERE WE GO FROM HERE. BUT WE'RE ALSO CONSIDERING TWO OTHER AREAS AS WELL))
[SUPER=01-Drew Barrineau/Roanoke Co. School Board]
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[OUT Q=two other areas as well.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county could still use the field at Hidden Valley Middle, but with lighting no higher than 35 feet.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Other options include a new stadium near Merriman Road, or improvements to the existing stadium at Cave Spring Middle School.


[Task-force]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some off campus college students and their neighbors don't mix near Roanoke College- but relations may be getting a little bit better.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

For the past three years, trash, noise and parking have been problems along several streets, including Craig Avenue. Tonight, students, landlords, law enforcement and others met to talk about the issues and potential solutions.
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[SOT 11:57:22-11:57:42]
[IN Q=We're hoping to bring all interested persons...]

((SGT. DAVID RORER/SALEM POLICE: WE'RE HOPING TO BEING ALL INTERESTED PERSONS TO THE TABLE TO FIND COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS THAT WILL PRESERVE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY... STUDENTS WITH US FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. David Rorer/Salem Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=for a short period of time.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[Graphic=None]

The first meeting of the task force took place tonight. Meetings are scheduled every other Tuesday through March.

[Pitts-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC05:39]
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Investigators were back at the site of a fatal house fire that killed a toddler in Pittsylvania county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The fire started out in the living room yesterday killing two year old Nathan Collins.
The boy was inside and died of smoke inhalation, despite the efforts of his parents, a volunteer firefighter and a passing motorist to save him.
Suzanne and Brian Collins were outside fixing the car when it started.
They'd just told Nathan to run inside and get his shoes when they looked up and saw the house in flames.
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[SOT 00:10]
[IN Q=We were right]

((SUZANNE COLLINS/MOTHER: WE WERE RIGHT OUT FRONT RIGHT BESIDE PORCH. HE WAS RIGHT THERE AT THE DOOR. BRIAN: BRIAN COLLINS/FATHER: WE COULD SEE HIM FROM WHERE WE WAS AT.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Collins/Mother; :03]
[SUPER=01-Brian Collins/Father; :10 quick!]
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[OUT Q=where we was at.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say they're treating the fire as an accident.
Collins family members are staying with relatives until they can find a new home.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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More troops are leaving for the Persian Gulf-
Seven thousand Marines
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[VO-NAT 14]

are scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for the region.
In Savannah, crews are working round the clock to load heavy equipment for the Army's 3rd infantry division.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


And in Washington President Bush is turning up the heat on Iraq.
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[SOT 51]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON SADDAM HUSSEIN. HE MUST DISARM. I'M SICK AND TIRED OF GAMES AND DECEPTION. ))


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[OUT Q=games and deception.]
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[VO-NAT 08]


United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan says he hopes the military buildup will convince Saddam to do the right thing.
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[SOT 1:24]
[IN Q=]

((KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL: WE MAY BE ABLE TO DISARM IRAQ PEACEFULLY WITHOUT NEED TO RESORT TO WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U. N. Secretary General;]
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[OUT Q=RESORT TO WAR.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]


But In the past Iraq has gone to great lengths to hide its weapons.
U-S officials say it's likely inspectors will not find anything unless an Iraqi official can be spirited out of the country so he can tell the U-N where to look.
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[Pilots-Military]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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Two Air Force Pilots who mistakenly bombed friendly forces in Afghanistan last April could face court martial.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Barksdale AFB, LA]


Major William Umbach and Major Harry Schmidt dropped a five hundred pound bomb on Canadian troops near Kandahar.
They now face a hearing to decide if they will be court martialed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE DO NOT BELIEVE]

((DAVE BECK/BILL UMBACH'S ATTORNEY; WE DO NOT BELIEVE THIS SHOULD BE IN THE MILITARY JUSTICE PROCESS. WE BELIEVE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE THROUGH AN INVESTIGATION AND DETERMINE ALL OF THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS AND FIX THE PROBLEM SO THEY DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Beck/Bill Umbach's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bombing is thought to have been caused by a breakdown of communication between commanding officers, pilots, and air traffic controllers, which led the pilots to think that Canadian live ammunition practice beneath them was actually hostile fire from Taliban or Al-Qaida troops.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Still ahead on News 7, a two-day picket turns deadly.
A protestor is killed in Kentucky
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[VO-NAT]

while hundreds walk the lines in Salem.
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[Commercial]


[GE-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC08:09]
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Workers at the General Electric plant in Salem are now in day two of a strike- It's part of a nationwide walkout.

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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

About 4-hundred local union workers are on the picket line for two-days protesting the rising cost of health care. Union officials say the average employee saw 2-hundred dollars in increases last year and that the company is planning
more hikes during national contract negotiations in May.
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[SOT 10:04:56]
[IN Q=we've had]

((ROY ROGERS/UNION PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD A REALLY GOOD TURNOUT FOR THIS THAT THE COMPANY WILL SEE THAT AND I DON'T THINK THE COMPANY WANTS A LONG NATIONAL STRIKE AND NEITHER DO WE BUT WE'RE PREPARED TO GO THERE IF ITS NECESSARY.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Rogers/Union President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q= IT'S NECESSARY.]
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[VO-NAT]

General Electric says its health care benefits are among the best in the industry. Officials say it will be business as usual for the company since the strikers are just 5-percent of the company's total workforce.
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[Picketer-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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G-E workers in Lousville say the strike will go on even though one of their co-workers was killed on the picket line.
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[VO-NAT 11]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY]


It happened early this morning- at about five a-m- when the woman was hit by a police car.
Witnesses say the woman was walking from one gate to another when the car struck her.
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[SOT 43]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID RIDDLE/UNION MEMBER; THERE IS A SENSE OF COMRADARY A LITTLE BIT BUT IT'S DIFFERENT. IT KNOCKS THE BOTTOM OUT OF YOU YOU DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING LIKE THIS.)) ((ROGER BUSKILL/UNION MEMBER; I DIDN'T KNOW THE LADY THAT DOESN'T MATTER. SHE WAS EMPLOYEE HERE, A UNION MEMBER JUST OUT DOING HER JOB, SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, IT'S JUST A BAD THING.))
[SUPER=01-David Riddle/Union Member; :02]
[SUPER=01-Roger Buskill/Union Member; :09]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=it's just a bad thing.]
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[VO-NAT 07]


Police say all eyewitness accounts of the accident are consistent.
Workers out on the picket lines say their prayers are with the family-
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra & SP-139 2637]
[GRAPHIC=bam]

Tech gives UConn a scare tonight in Hartford. The Tigers try to make history against Carolina. We'll check Seminole hoops, plus UVa is getting ready for JJ. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Earlier today Japanese Slugger Hideki Matsui was officially welcomed to the Bronx Zoo as the newest member of the Yankees met the New York Media. He actually arrived in the country last week and spent the weekend touring the Big Apple and Yankee Stadium.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 543TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]


It has been another tough year for Tech men's hoops. Already the season has included an overtime setback at Villanova and home debacle against Wofford. Last night, Hokie fans were hopeful it might somehow include the school's first road win over a Top 25 team since 1977.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hartford, CT/ESPN; :00]

Ricky Stokes was coaching his 100 career game at Tech last night - he came in with 40 wins and 59 losses. But in the first half his team played like it was the favorite. Terry Taylor powered the Hokies out to a 20 to 10 lead as he dominated Emeka Okafor (M-UH-KUH) (OH-KUH-4) in the paint. U-Conn would rally, but Tech led the game 43-to-39 at the half thanks to efforts like this alley-oop slam from Bryant Matthews. In fact, the Hokies kept the lead and control of the game the first 7 minutes of the second half as Taylor hands off to Matthews on the give and go for the slam. But it's a 40 minute game and not a 30 minute contest. And U-Conn just plain smoked Tech down the stretch. A 26-to-4
[super=33-Virginia Tech/65/Connecticut #6/83;]

would seal Tech's fate. Connecticut turns a good game into a rout beat Tech 83-to-65.
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-137 2834TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Another team was trying to beat the odds last night on tobacco road in the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Fox Sports South; :00]

Clemson with former Hokie head coach Bobby Hussey - an assistant for the Tigers was trying to coach Clemson to its first win ever in Chapel Hill. The Tigers were 0-and-48 coming into last night. They had the Heels on their heels for most of the game, but Rashad McCants took over in the closing minutes of the game.
[SUPER=33-Clemson/66/North Carolina/68;]

Carolina beats Clemson in the Dean Dome last night thanks in part to this three pointer by McCants. The Tarheels win it 68 to 66.
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[S-JJ]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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UVa will try to conquer its own top five member tonight as the Cavs travel to Duke to battle the nation's number one ranked team.
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The game against the Blue Devils marks the first of three straight road contest for the Cavs.
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[OUT Q=...a chance to win"]
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The Wahoos will face not only a talented Duke team, but the best freshman shooter in the country in J.J. Redick.
Redick was recruited heavily by UVa but decided on Duke. Several UVa players know all about Redick from AAU ball, and they have made sure to let their teammates know just how good of a shooter he is.
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[SUPER=01-Keith Jenifer/UVa Point Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billett/UVa Shooting Guard; :17]
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[OUT Q=.....you have to worry about""]
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The number of high school games on this normally crowed Tuesday was drastically reduced due to semester exams. But out in Moneta, Staunton River hosted Liberty.
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The Minutemen got a late start to the season because half of the players on the squad were busy winning a state title in football. Staunton River would open the festivities tonight with Aaron Jenkins passing inside to Tripp Lamb. He banks the rock in for a nice bucket down low. Liberty will answer back with Chris Spinner passes to Tony Tanner. The two Minutemen footballers look pretty good with the roundball, as well. Lamb will then whip one inside to Zack Sublett. And he will convert on the quick jumper for the Golden Eagles as the game stays dead even.
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Tanner will later get the steal and the break away layin. Liberty beats Staunton River 52 to 46.
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The Washington Redskins lost too many games this past season, but last night they suffered a huge loss as defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis was named head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
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The announcement came around 8:30 in of all place Mobile, Alabama where Lewis and Bengals officials are holed up for this week's Senior Bowl. Lewis coached yesterday in his Redskins garb and DC was on his mind as he accepted the head coaching position.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tomorrow is the deadline for college underclassmen to declare themselves eligible for this April's NFL draft and today their was a mass exodus from some big name programs.
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For starters - Willis MaGahee, the talented Miami tailback who blew up his knee in the Fiesta Bowl says he's going pro. He hopes some team will take a gamble that his reconstructed knee will be almost as good as new. If not - MaGahee does have a $2 and a half million dollar insurance policy to fall back on if he can't play in the league.
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His Miami teammate - receiver Andre Johnson also is leaving school early. k at Ole Miss for his senior year. Tennessee receivers Kelley Washington and Jason Witten are bolting Knoxville, but Eli Manning announced he will be bac