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They've renewed the debate over how Roanoke should honor Martin Luther King.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And lawmakers debate seat belts and traffic light cameras.

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In sports, a preview of the Tech/UVa men's hoops game on tap tomorrow, Ronde Barber talks about going to the super bowl with the Buccanners
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and the Tampa faithful turned out today to send their super bowl bound team off to San Diego.
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After a warm day today, cooler temperatures are on tap for the rest of the week. Maybe even a few flurries tonight. Details coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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((WE WANT EVERYTHING TO BE PEACEFUL, YOU KNOW WE HAVE ENOUGH DISSENSION GOING ON IN THIS CITY NOW.))
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The debate over how to honor Martin Luther King, Junior heats up again in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[King-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke officials and community members are still trying to agree on the best way to honor Doctor King. There have been a number of proposals, the most recent being a plan to re-name part of Elmwood Park after King. It was defeated by City Council last March.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]

Rachel Cannon is here with more on this story. So the debate is renewed, Rachel?
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Keith, supporters of the Elmwood Park idea are once again scheduled to address City Council on the issue tomorrow. A split city council voted against the motion after months of debate saying it was dividing the community instead of bringing it together. But now others say they have a better idea to honor King.
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Perneller Chubb-Wilson is the President of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference She's supporting a memorial plan for Henry Street in downtown Roanoke saying the location has a lot of history for the black community.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; IT'S BEAUTIFUL THE LAYOUT IS A HUGE STATUE OF DR. KI
NG A WATERFALL IT WOULD BE ALL THE MEMBERS WHO STARTED THE SCLC THE ORIGINAL STARTERS HERE (CUT AND BUTT SOTS) I JUST F

EEL HE HAS AN AWESOME PLAN AND I HOPE THE CITY WILL APPROVE IT.))
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City Council has not seen the proposal yet. Chubb-Wilson says the local chapter of the SCLC is meeting again soon and that plans to present it to council in the near future.
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Meanwhile, City Council member Bill Bestpitch says it's frustrating that that there has been no progress on a memorial for King. But he says he would need to learn more about the Henry Street proposal before supporting it.
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Chubb-Wilson says she will attend the city council meeting tomorrow but that it will just be to listen.

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Some local residents honored King by getting outside.
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A march through downtown Roanoke today called attention to King's messages of peace and equality. About 20-marchers participated in the walk. They started at the downtown building where the city's first black lawyer practiced, and made their way to Hill Street Baptist Church on Gainsboro Road.
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[Abortion]


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Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, but anti-abortion activists say they're inching closer to overturning Roe v. Wade.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell's Liberty University has hosted vigils each year on January 22nd.
Falwell says new polls show close to 70 percent of Americans favor restoring legal protection for unborn children.

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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: WE ARE SO CONVINCED THAT ABORTION IS THE TAKING OF HUMAN LIFE, THAT IT IS DISHONORING TO GOD AND TO HUMANITY, THAT WE WILL BE FIGHTING THIS, AND OUR NUMBERS ARE GROWING, AND OUR APPROACH IS BECOMING MORE SOPHISTICATED. IT MAY BE A YEAR, IT MAY BE THIRTY YEARS.))
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Even with a Republican-controlled Congress and White House, Falwell says the solution lies in appointing an anti-abortion majority to the Supreme Court.
A spokesman for Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment.
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[Brownlee]


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Another prosecutor is shipping out for active military duty... a result of U-S troops mobilizing in the Persian Gulf.

U-S Attorney John Brownlee has been called up for active duty. Like state-court prosecutor Don Caldwell, Brownlee will be stationed at Fort Eustis in the Tidewater area.


[Water-Rates]


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The city of Roanoke has relaxed mandatory water restrictions, as the level of Carvins Cove has continued to climb.
But Roanoke residents will soon be feeling the effects of the drought in another way. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
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Joe Dashiell is in the studio tonight with more on the city's plan to increase water rates.
Keith, city officials have been warning for months that a water rate increase was coming...
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and tomorrow night they plan to move forward with a public hearing on a 35 percent hike.
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((As the level of Carvins Cove dropped to historic lows, the city stepped up the purchase of water from Roanoke County and the City of Salem.
It moved to increase the number of interconnections to maximize the flow between the jurisdictions.
And it began developing more wells to supplement the supply of water from the city's main reservoir.
Now, officials say they need to increase water rates to replenish the water fund, and provide for future improvements that would be needed if the Valley moves forward with a regional water authority.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE THINK THAT OUR CITIZENS UNDERSTAND AND HAVE LEARNED AS WE HAVE BOTH THE VALUE OF WATER AND HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE RATES WHILE IT'S A SIGNIFICANT PERCENT OF INCREASE JUMP IT IS VERY APPROPRIATE GIVEN WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH WATER FOR THE FUTURE.))
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Darlene Burcham notes that if a regional water authority were in place right now... no more than four million gallons a day could flow between the city and county, until major improvements were completed.
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Even with the proposed increase, Burcham says Roanoke's water rates will still be among the lowest in the region.


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Nurses are in short supply in the New River Valley.
Still ahead on News 7, see how a new program hopes to heal that shortage.
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Lawmakers today refused to give the green light to a number of traffic safety measures.
Supporters of the safety legislation say the government needs to protect its citizen but opponents say Virginians don't need a nanny.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/Microwave]


Meghan Muldoon has been following the debate in Richmond on this issue.
She joins us now from the State Capitol.
How much governing should government do...
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It's an age-old question and a common debate here.
Today it was the enemies of big brother won out over the fans of chicken little.
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Lawmakers shot down an attempt to close a loophole in the law that allows minors to ride unrestrained in the cargo areas of vans or SUVs.
Some legislators say they have concerns about how it would impact mothers picking up kids from school or sports practice,
But most of the debate focused on the proper role of government.
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The brakes were also put on legislation to install photo-monitoring systems to catch motorists running red lights.
Even though supporters of the bill say the running of red lights is a growing problem.
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Freedom from government intervention is also what drove a large group of bikers to Richmond.
They want a repeal of the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement.
They say they're tired of lawmakers telling them what to do.
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((.))
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In addition to debating how government should work. Lawmakers also moved forward with a plan to keep it working in case of a terrorist attack.
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The House Rules Committee approved extending the line of succession to the governorship by naming six additional successors.




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Officials at New River Community College are hoping a new associate degree nursing program will help eliminate a nursing shortage in the area and across the state.
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The program was approved last week by the State Council for Higher Education, but officials say it they couldn't have done it without help from four local hospitals.
New River Valley Medical Center, Giles Memorial, Pulaski Community Hospital and Montgomery Regional, will contribute a combined 200-thousand dollars a year to support the program.
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((JACK LEWIS/NRCC PRESIDENT; SO THEIR INVESTMENT IS TO GUARANTEE THAT THERE IS A PIPELINE OF NURSES COMING INTO THEIR HOSPITALS AND THIS ENSURES THAT THEY GET THE TOP CANDIDATES FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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The new nursing program is set to begin this Fall.
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[Stocks]


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The major markets were closed today in observance of the King Holiday.
They'll reopen tomorrow with a flood of earnings reports expected this week.

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Moonshine is a popular topic in many parts of the viewing area.
Next on NEws 7, see how a book about white lightining and the state's longest trial is quenching the thirst of history buffs.
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And later, an area school honors the legacy of Martin Luther King and the actions of a local woman.
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A new book about a very old moonshine conspiracy case is finding an eager audience in Franklin County. It's sold 700 copies in a little over a week.
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(( A steady stream of buyers is making its way to the tiny book store run by Ibby and Keister Greer. He began working on the book long before he retired from his law practice in 1991.
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((I'VE BEEN COLLECTING MATERIAL FOR 20 YEARS.)) [RUNS:03]
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"The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935" is an exhaustive account of the longest trial in Virginia history.
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((I HAVE A SEPARATE CHAPTER FOR EACH OF THE 50 DAYS OF THE TRIAL.)) [RUNS:05]
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The 916-page book is more than a trial transcript. Greer reveals a murder mystery, allegations of jury tampering. The book also includes documents he found in the National Archives- -post-trial accounts from all but one of the 12 jurors.
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((THEY EXPLAIN WHY ONE OF THE DEFENDATS WAS ACQUITTED, ALTHOUGH THEY ALL THOUGHT HIM GUILTY.)) [RUNS:06]
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((I'VE HEARD ABOUT THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD. (:04) GROWING UP HERE WE NEVER VIEWED THE MANUFACTURE OF MOONSHINE AS AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.)) [RUNS:14]
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Nancy Hamlin already had a copy of Greer's book. She came back to buy three more and have him personalize the autograph on the first one. Dawn Simmons of Calloway wonders whether she's got a family connection.
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((IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, from WHAT I HEAR, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS IN IT. IN THE BUSINESS OR THE BOOK. IN THE BUSINESS. I'M NOT SURE HE'S IN THE BOOK YET, BUT I THINK HE WAS IN THE BUSINESS.)) [RUNS:10]
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((Do you think that you had ancestors in the business? OH, I'M SURE I DID. JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS AT SOME TIME OR ANOTHER.)) [RUNS:09]
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James Arrington brought in a model he made of a moonshine still and the Greer's prevailed upon him to leave it. And the book-buyers keep coming.
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(($4.75 WITH TAX))

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((I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WHEN THE 300 WE HAVE LEFT RUN OUT. WE ONLY HAD 1,000 TO BEGIN WITH.)) [RUNS09]
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a busy day for the NBA, some highlights to come, the Raiders and the Buccanners begin preparing for the Super Bowl

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and Ronde Barber talks about his incredible game yesterday as he prepares for the biggest game of his life.
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The Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday at six PM at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
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The NFC champion Buccaneers loaded and up skipped town today as thousands of Buccaneer fans gathered to send off a a Tampa team making its' first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
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Tiki Barber took the Giants to the Super Bowl, now brother Ronde will help lead Tampa Bay to the biggest game in football. His Buccanners downed Philadelphia 27-10 in the NFC championship yesterday. Barber returned an interception 92 yards for a TD to seal the win.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia renew their rivalry on the hardwood tomorrow night in Blacksburg. Both the Hokies and the Hoos are eager for a win. Travis Wells has a preview.
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[S-Kublina]


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Virginia Tech women's standout Ieva Kublina is the Big East player of the week. She averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Hokies to a pair of Big East wins over Pittsburgh and West Virginia last week.
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Kublina now has 14 double doubles. She received the Big East honor on two occasions last season. Kublina will lead 12 and 4 Tech against Rutgers at seven PM Wednesday at the Cassell
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[S-Hoops]


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A busy day in the NBA.
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In Washington, Michael Jordan, nearing his 40th birthday, knocked down a team high 25 points as his Wizards topped the Denver Nuggets 89-74.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG;]


The Knicks downed the Miami Heat 72-65 in the Big Apple. Latrell Spreewell scored 14 of his 24 points in the first quarter.
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And in Atlanta, the Chicago Bulls beat the Hawks 115 to 102. The Bulls outscored the Hawks 41 to 19 in the fourth quarter. Jalen Rose led all scorers with 37.
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[Local-Hero]


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The Community School in Roanoke used the King Holiday to recognize a local peace activist.
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Susan Chapman was presented with the second annual Martin Luther King Junior Local Hero Award at Hollins College. Community School students say Chapman was chosen for her work as a peace activist and her commitment to change through non-violence.
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((SUSAN CHAPMAN/AWARD RECIPIENT; I CAN'T IMAGINE A MORE HUMBLING EXPERIENCE TO COMPARED TO SOMEONE AS AMAZING AS MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR AND AT THE SAME TIME REALIZING THAT I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING THAT ANYONE ELSE COULDN'T DO.))
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Chapman has worked with a number of volunteer organizations including Key Club, Crop Walk, Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity. Teachers say she embodies the spirit of Dr. King and works in the community to make it a better place. (------------)