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Coming up-
A huge earthquake hits Mexico City tonight.
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Roanoke moves forward on building a new stadium.
Plus a skiier who made it out alive from yesterday's avalanche in Canada talks about the ordeal.
And it wasn't knocking in the engine. It was barking. A puppy rescue coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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Critics of a controversial rezoning ask, What's the Rush? As members of the Roanoke Planning Commission and City Council say its time to move forward on a new stadium and amphitheater.
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[City-Council]


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The votes were unanimous this evening as both the Planning Commission and City Council rezoned property for the project.
This was the second time they've voted. A court challenge invalidated the earlier vote...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Joe /Newsroom;]


Tonight Joe Dashiell reports the possibility of more legal action still hangs over the project.
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Jean, it has taken many years for the city to reach this point... the stadium project remains very controversial.

Tonight critics said they're not trying to kill the project, but they believe it has a long way to go.
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City officials say they're planning an innovative amphitheater and stadium that will have a minimal impact on the neighborhood.
Most who spoke at the public hearing said they don't oppose construction of the facility, but they do have lingering concerns about traffic, parking, pedestrian access, noise and many other issues.
They encouraged the planning commission and city council to slow down.
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Critics of the project challenged the last rezoning in court and they won... and they believe tonight's vote was also improper....because council must wait a year before taking up a motion that is substantially the same as one they've just considered. We'll have to see
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Jean one other note tonight, City Council approved a 35 percent increase in water rates on a unanimous vote.
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A proposal to rename part of Elmwood Park in honor of Martin Luther King Junior has not come up for discussion so far.


[Mexico-quake]


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A strong earthquake shakes Mexico City tonight.
The quake struck just about two hours ago and registered seven point six on the Richter scale and reportedly lasted more than 20 seconds.
The earthquake sent panicked residents into the streets and knocked out power to much of the city.
There is no word on damage or casualties yet.
The quake has cut telephone and power service- that's delayed getting videotape from that area.

[Howard]


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A Martinsville man is now charged with murding a man in October.
Henry County investigators arrested 33-year old Maurice V. Wood today and charged him with second degree murder, robbery and firearms violations.
Wood is in the Henry County Jail without bond.
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He's charged with the killing of Charles Antwan Saunders on October 27 of last year.
Saunders was shot in the head inside his Fieldale home.
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[Scott]


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A Lynchburg man suspected in a gang-related shooting last fall will have to wait two more months for his trial... while prosecutors try to figure out whether they have the right man.
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21-year-old Mario Antwane Scott is charged with shooting a woman in the arm in front of her Pierce Street home September 23rd.
He was supposed to go on trial today, but the Commonwealth's Attorney says he's still waiting for D-N-A and ballistics test results.
The gun police believe was used in the crime was found just last week.
Prosecutor Cary Payne also says investigators have uncovered evidence that may indicate Scott is innocent.
A new trial date is set for March.
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[Brownlee]


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The jury is still out in the case of Richard Burrow, as far as the prosecutor's concerned. Five weeks after the case ended in a mis-trial, the U-S Attorney says he's still considering whether to re-try it.
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Dressed for active duty in the Army JAG Corps, U-S Attorney John Brownlee said he's reviewing the transcript from the Burrow trial.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/US ATTORNEY: WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT HIS TESTIMONY VERY CLOSELY AND SEE WHERE THERE WERE AREAS IN WHICH HE MAY OR MAY NOT BEEN COMPLETELY TRUTHFUL. JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/BURROW'S ATTORNEY: THIS THING'S ALREADY BEEN THERE FOR A YEAR AND A HALF. IT'S BEEN TRIED. THE JURY SAID "NOT GUILTY" IN THE MAJORITY. AND IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON. IT'S TIME TO LET THIS GO.))
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Seven of the 12 jurors favored acquittal, but the judge declared a hung jury after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. Without a decision from the U-S Attorney, the former D-Day Memorial President still has four fraud counts pending against him.
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[Amber-Alert]


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Southwest and Southside Virginia saw the Amber Alert system in action when Jennifer Short dissapeared after the murders of her parents.
Now the U-S Senate approved legislation creating a NATIONAL Amber Alert.
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Amber Alert involves quickly distributing information on radio, television, and electronic highway signs that describe kidnapped children and their abductors.
The measure provides 25-MILLION dollars next year to create the system.
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[First-Virginia]


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The oldest and largest bank holding company headquartered in Virginia is sold- bought by a competitor. First Virginia Bank announced today B-B-and-T is the buyer.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The deal between the two banks actually involves a stock swap of nearly three and half billion dollars. If it's approved by shareholders and regulators, the merger would combine two of the country's highest performing bank holding companies.
Bank officials expect the transition to be complete by October, though they say it will be some time before deciding on any branch closings or layoffs.
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[Sharpton]


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Reverend Al Sharpton is throwing his hat into the ring for president... joining a large crowd of Democratic presidential hopefuls.
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Today is his first day on the campaign trail... he announced he's seeking the democratic nomination for president and pointed out the differences between him and others running for the office.
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((AL SHARPTON/(D) CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT; I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT IS TALKING OF RUNNING THIS RACE WHO IS ANTI-WAR, ANTI-DEATH PENALTY, ANTI-TAX CUT ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT VOTING ONE DAY ON THE HILL AND SPEAKING ANOTHER WAY ON THE TRAIL.))


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The 48-year old civil rights leader says the democratic party must expand it's base.
He says he'll reach out to frustrated voters including minorities, gays and young people.
This is not is first race for a political position. He lost races for Mayor of New York and the U-S Senate.
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Still ahead on News 7, hear from a survivor of yesterday's killer avalanche.
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Plus some spuds really sizzle when a processing plant catches fire.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Avalanche]


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One skier who survived yesterday's massive avalanche said the snow felt like concrete.
Seven people died in the avalanche including four Americans.
Chris Lawrence has more.
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((The survivors of a deadly Canadian avalanche are speaking out about the snowstorm that buried them.
(JOHN SIEBERT/SURVIVOR FROM ALASKA)

The avalanche killed seven skiers Monday, three of them Americans. And heavy fog delayed the rescue of the survivors ...who had to dig themselves out by hand.
(SIEBERT)

On Monday two groups of back-country skiers hit the slopes above Revelstoke, British Columbia. The area gets some 60 feet of snow a year, and hundreds go in every day for some of the best skiing in the world.
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But avalanches like this one are common. And when the snowstorm came crashing down the mountain, it completely buried seven of the skiers under a solid wall of snow.
(IAN STRATHNER/AMBULANCE CHIEF)

When we first got out of the helicopter, we were breaking through up to our mid-thighs. But by the time we got on the avalanche path, you could walk on it just like this table. Three other skiers were partially buried, and they climbed out with no serious injuries. They also managed to uncover another skier who was only buried a few feet down. But for those trapped up to 15 feet below the snow, there was no hope.
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It doesn't take long to asphyxiate. You get caught in one of those things, you cant flex a muscle ..let alone hardly breathe. The Canadian Avalanche Center monitors conditions constantly, but even experts admit predicting an avalanche is an inexact science. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))

[Kuwait]


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If America goes to war with Iraq- Kuwait will be a key ally, but no one can say now how safe that country is for Americans.
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Today an apparent terrorist ambush left one American dead- and another seriously wounded.
It happened on a main road leading to the largest U-S military base in Kuwait.
The American killed was from San Diego- a civilian software engineer for Tapestry Solutions.
Another man who worked for the same company is hospitalized.
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((CHRIS WAHL/TAPESTRY SOLUTIONS: EVERYONE IS SADDENED BY THIS. WE ARE A SMALL COMPANY, FAMILY ORIENTED AND THIS IS A DEVASTATING LOSS.))
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Authorities believe the two men were stopped at a traffic light when at least one gunman stepped out of the brush and opened fire.
Today's attack is one of several on Americans in Kuwait in the past three months.
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[Luster]


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An heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune is convicted tonight for on 86 counts- including raping three women, but the defendant is still missing.
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A judge read the verdicts against Andrew Luster- while the defendants chair remained empty.
A police investigation found Luster raped women by doping them with the date rape drug G-H-B and liquid Ecstasy.
During the trial, jurors were shown tapes that showed Luster apparently having sex with sleeping or unconscious women.
The 39-year old great grandson of Max Faxtor jumped bail three weeks ago- and has not been seen since.
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[VMI-prayer]


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A daily mealtime prayer used to be the tradition at V-M-I, but will it take place again?
A federal appeals court must now make a decision on that.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia is appealing a judge's ruling that the dinner prayers violate the constitutional separation of church and state.
An A-C-L-U lawyer, representing two former cadets, argued that the coercive environment at V-M-I makes its difficult for cadets to opt out of praying.
Attorneys from the Attorney General's office contend that daily prayers at military schools are permissible because they help develop military readiness.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEM IN HEARING A PRAYER. WE ALL HEAR THEM AT ALMOST EVERY CEREMONY WE ATTEND WHETHER ITS AT THE LOCAL KIWANIS OR THE CIVITAN CLUB.)) ((REBECCA GLENBERG/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: WHAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THAT ITS HARM IN ITSELF TO BE SUBJECTED TO A STATE ENDORSEMENT OF RELIGION.))
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A ruling on the case is not expected until the spring.
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[Agee]


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Salem will soon be highly represented on the Virginia Supreme Court.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The General Assembly today elected former Salem delegate Steven Agee to the state's highest court.
[SUPER=04-January, 2001;]


Agee, a state appeals court judge, will fill the vacancy on the Supreme court created by the retirement of Chief Justice Harry Carrico.
Agee is the second Salem native on the Supreme Court, joining Lawrence Koontz.
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[Danville-Fire]


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Fire destroyed a Head Start center in Danville this afternoon.
Firefighters still don't know what caused the double-wide mobile home at 621 Cardinal Place to go up in flames.
There were not any children inside.
The building was heavily damaged.

[Potato-Fire]


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You can bake potatoes, boil and fry them,
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[VO-NAT 11Server: Potato Plant]
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but you'll probably never see anything quite like this. Tons of spuds combusted in spectacular fashion last night, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air. They were potato peels, kept in a waste pit at an Idaho processing plant. The company had been doing things the same way for 25 years without incident until this, so officials have no idea why these peels became such a hot item. No one was hurt, and operations at the nearby processing and shipping plant were not affected.
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One area county spends thousands on a special election that only has one candidate.
That's next on News 7.
Plus much of the country's in a deep freeze,
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but this little puppy picked a bad place to get warm.
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[Commercial]

[Amherst-Election]


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If you're a registered voter in Amherst County and you did not head to the polls today, you're not alone.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Amherst held a special election today to fill the seat of commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks who died last August.
Acting prosecutor Starke Mundy was running unopposed, and officials expected a very light turnout.
They still had to spend about 6-thouand dollars to hold the election.
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((GARY BEASLEY/AMHERST CO. VOTER REGISTRAR: YOU'VE GOT THE COST OF MOVING THE MACHINES AND PROGRAMMING THE MACHINES. WE DIDN'T USE THE NUMBER OF MACHINES THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY USE FOR A GENERAL ELECTION. WE BASICALLY IN EACH POLLING PLACE PUT ONE MACHINE AND HAD A BACKUP IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENED.))
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By mid-afternoon, just 17 voters had showed up at one of the county's busier precincts.
Mundy will have to run for the post again in November.
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[Puppy-Rescue]


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A puppy was just trying to find a warm place to sleep, but he ended up going for a ride.
The collie pup got stuck in the engine of Beverly Sellers' Buick.
Sellers began driving to work today when she thought she heard a bark or a yelp.
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She couldn't find anything so she kept on driving, but after hearing the sound again, Sellers pulled over and popped the hood.
There she discovered her surprise passenger.
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((there you go. THERE YOU GO.. OOH.))
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The puppy was wedged between the radiator and engine near a front tire.
A police officer was able to rescue the pup by jacking up the car and removing the tire.
The collie with a few scrapes, was taken to a local animal shelter.
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words from both the raiders and the Bucs on Super Bowl media day, high school hoops, and a local football product commits to Clemson, but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Virginia's Bill Musgrave as the team's offensive coordinator today. Musgrave spent two years in Charlottesville under Al Groh as Virginia's offensive coordinator. Under Musgrave's direction the UVa passing attack was ranked 48th in the nation. Musgrave also developed ACC player of the year quarterback Matt Schaub.
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Virginia and Virginia Tech met on the hardwood in Blacksburg last night as the Hokies tried to snap a six game skid against the Wahoos. Travis Wells has a recap from the Cassell.
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[S-Fleming]


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On to some high school action.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Colonels; :00]


Northside traveled a few miles up the road to battle William Fleming on the Colonels court.
In the first quarter, the Vikings Tyler White passes inside to Ryan Smith, he gets the good position and scores and Northside is up by 2.
Fleming comes back. Cameron Johnson makes the long pass to Dwayne Priest for the lay in, but he Colonels still trailed by three points.
[SUPER=33-Northside/50/William Fleming/56;]Then, Northside's Ryan Smith goes inside to Aron Simpkins and makes good on

the easy hoop.
Fleming's Priest misses on the lay up but Orlando is there to clean up the mess, Fleming wins 56-50.
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[S-McDuffie]


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Sources told News 7 sports yesterday that former G.W. Danville star lineman Chris McDuffie has committed top ACC power Clemson.
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According to sources, McDuffie, who runs a 4.9 40 yard dash, accepted a full scholarship to Clemson late Monday night. The six foot-four, 310 pound offensive and defensive tackle, who attended Hargrave Military Academy this year and played under coach Robert Prunty, is projected as an offensive lineman for the Tigers. He played offensive tackle this season and did not allow a sack.
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One other note, Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden will visit Hargrave today to meet recruits.

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Six new athletes and coaches have been named to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Former Major League baseball manager Johnny Oates, J.C. Snead, winner of over 10 PGA tournaments, veteran VMI football coach Bob Thalman, Bridgewater three sport star Laura Mapp
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and NFL hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor have been inducted. Taylor played high school ball in Williamsburg and played 13 seasons with the Giants.
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Virginia's Terry Holland will also be inducted in Portsmouth April 26th. He is the winningest basketball coach in UVa history.

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Our 2003 NASCAR Meida Tour takes us to Robert Yates racing, an organization that experienced great success in a decade and a half of racing. Mike Stevens has more from Carolinas.
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