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A Roanoke City councilman hopes to overhaul the name when a historic downtown bridge is given a makeover.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a federal investigation of the Second Harvest Food Bank ends withOUT charges being brought.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Hokie Bird strikes a pose - Cory stokes the Dazzle.
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Plus, coach K's Blue Devils almost tumble out of the top 10 in the latest polls.
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Tuesday is a weather transition day. Rain, wind, flurries and falling temperatures highlight the forecast.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 09:12:49]
[IN Q=We've proposed that council]

((WE'VE PROPOSED THAT COUNCIL STRONGLY CONSIDERS THE RENAMING OF THE FIRST STREET BRIDGE THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL BRIDGE.))
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[OUT Q=Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Roanoke City Council hears a new proposal to honor Dr. Martin Luther King
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Council members say they hope it's an idea the community can unite behind.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Council]
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Previous efforts to honor Martin Luther King have proven controversial. The most recent proposal would have renamed Elmwood Park in honor of the civil rights leader.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But today, council member Alfred Dowe presented a new idea that he hopes will enjoy widespread support.
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Joe Dashiell is in Gainsboro tonight with more on the plans to rehab, and possibly rename, the First Street Bridge.
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith and Shannon, city council is still debating exactly whether to allow cars on the bridge, or renovate it for pedestrians only.
But it appears that a majority of council would support a name change in honor of Dr. King, if the community approves.
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((I DON'T THINK IT'S VERY IRONIC THAT WE'RE BRIDGING VARIOUS AND SUNDRY PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY THE SYNERGETIC DOWNTOWN WITH THE HISTORICAL GAINSBORO COMMUNITY. ONE CAN KIND OF REPRESENT OPPORTUNITY, ONE REPRESENTS HISTORY. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S IRONIC THAT WE'RE BRIDGING THOSE TWO ENTITIES TOGETHER THROUGH THAT BRIDGE.))
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[OUT Q=together through that bridge.]


Alfred Dowe says this probably won't be the only effort to honor Martin Luther King, but he says it's a perfect opportunity as the city moves forward with plans to renovate the historic structure.
The iron truss bridge, with its distinctive rivets, has served the city since the 1890s...
While pedestrians still use it as a link between downtown and Gainsboro, it has been closed to cars for over two years.
Other council members say they hope citizens will embrace Dowe's proposal.
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((BILL BESTPITCH: I THINK IT TRULY DOES LINK AREAS OF THE CITY. IT IS IN A DOWNTOWN LOCATION. IT IS IN AN AREA THAT'S INCREASINGLY USED BY MORE AND MORE OF OUR CITIZENS. AND I THINK THAT'S ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE AS TIME GOES ON, SO I HOPE THAT'S AN IDEA THAT EVERYONE CAN GET BEHIND. ))
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[OUT Q=that everyone can get behind.]))
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[Food-Bank]


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A local food bank will not face any criminal charges.
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The U-S Attorney's Office says the F-B-I has wrapped up its investigation and that it will not be prosecuting anyone associated with the Southwest Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. The food bank distributes food in 26- southwest Virginia counties on an annual budget of about a million and a half dollars. Jim (Peer-man) Pearman is president of the food bank's board of directors.
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(( JIM PEARMAN/FOOD BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS; IF ANYBODY HAS NOT MADE A CONTRIBUTION BECAUSE THEY HAD SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE FOOD BANK, WE WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD CONSIDER US. WE DID EXPERIENCE LOWER DONATIONS IN DECEMBER THAN WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST AND SO WE'RE... THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME AS FAR AS DONATIONS ARE CONCERNED. ))
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[VO-NAT]

The organization is supported by the United Way and donations from more than 53- hundred businesses and individuals.
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[Inge]


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A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputy.
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Roy Inge, Junior is charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Deputy Frankie Betterton last spring.
Six men and eight women were chosen from a pool of 95 potential jurors.
Opening statements are expected tomorrow morning.
The trial is set to last all week.
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[Grand-Jury]


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Roanoke authorities say they've solved a murder case from two years ago.
But the suspect is still at large.
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The city grand jury today indicted 37-year-old Darrell Jeffrey Carter in the beating death of Timothy Smithers.
The body of the Rocky Mount man was found in the 1400 block of Patterson Avenue.
Officials have not said what led to the murder.
Police are looking for Carter and ask anyone who might know where he is to get in touch with them.
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[Grayson-Body]


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Authorities in Grayson County have discovered the body of man reported missing last June.
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Barney Caviness, Junior was found dead in a barn Saturday, not far from his Flat Ridge home. The 59-year-old was reported missing June Seventh.
The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death, but authorities say they have ruled out foul play.
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[Missing-Child]


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Meanwhile, the mother of a missing boy was in court today.
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Cynthia Davis is charged with child endangerment, in connection with the disappearance of her son, Logan Nathaniel Bowman. The five-year-old has been missing since early January. Witnesses told police Davis did NOT take Logan to the doctor after he suffered from water burns. Davis appeared in court this morning, where she was appointed an attorney and ordered held on 100-thousand dollars bond. Authorities say they continue to search for Logan, but have not come up with any positive leads.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Local schools deal with the Columbia accident, while NASA searches for answers.
Both those stories when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Mother Nature tore it away last Spring.
Today a Bedford church became whole again.
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Guns, liquor and death...sounds like what you might find in a Hollywood western, not on the floor of the General Assembly.
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But that's what lawmakers were debating today.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon is at the State Capitol to tell us more.
Lawmakers got through a lot of legislation today.
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But two of the more controversial issues were about bringing guns into bars and getting taxed, not to death, but at death.
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The normally peace-loving delegates were up-in-arms about a measure allowing those with concealed handgun permits to bring their weapon into bars.
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The "gun" fight ended with passage of the bill.
Members of both the House and Senate also wrangled over eliminating the death tax, the 16 percent inheritance tax on family farms and businesses.
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In the end, both chambers approved killing the death tax but Governor Mark Warner says he plans to veto it.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: TO DRIVE ANOTHER 130 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE IN THE BUDGET IN A BUDGET I'D HAVE TO PREPARE NEXT YEAR SIMPLY SO SOME OF THESE MEMBERS CAN GO OUT AND CAMPAIGN ON ANOTHER TAX CUT THIS YEAR IS IRRESPONSIBLE.)) [RUNS:11]
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Warner also had some things to say about the legislature's budget.
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He wants to know what Republicans had to cut in order to cough up enough money to give state workers a raise and to reopen the D-M-Vs on Wednesdays.

[Addison]


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A top NASA official says data shows anomalies aboard space shuttle ``Columbia'' earlier than previously thought.
The shuttle program manager says the first ``significant event'' in the shuttle's left wheel well was a minute earlier than originally believed.
But he cautions against jumping to conclusions.
Meanwhile, many Virginia schools took a moment to remember the astronauts and discuss the tragedy.
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For students at Roanoke's Lucy Addison Aerospace Magnet School, the disaster presented a learning experience.
100 middle school students there study aerospace science.
They try their hand at space flight on the school's shuttle simulator.
Teacher Michael Scott says his students were calm, but more interested than usual.
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((MICHAEL SCOTT/AEROSPACE SCIENCE TEACHER; WE ALSO DID SPEND SOME TIME RECOGNIZING THE ASTRONAUTS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE RISK AND DANGER OF THIS KIND OF BUSINESS IN THE SPACE PROGRAM. EVERYBODY WHO DOES IT KNOWS IT'S A VERY RISKY THING. ))
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Scott says about half the students in the class said they would still like to try space travel.
They'll monitor the investigation of the disaster closely in class.
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Local students hoping to send their signatures into space might have to wait a while longer as a result of the Shuttle loss.
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April Tensen is manager of NASA's Signature in Space Program which allows school kids to sign posters that are then shipped into space on one shuttle mission a year. The last mission to fly with signatures went up in December. Tensen says the project may be minimally affected by the Columbia disaster but, she echoes President Bush's commitment to the space program.
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((APRIL TENSEN/STUDENT SIGNATURES IN SPACE PROGRAM: WE FEEL THE SAME WAY. WE'RE GONNA FIND THE PROBLEM, FIX IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN AGAIN. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IN THIS PROGRAM IS WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY A MISSION RIGHT NOW THAT WE CAN FLY THEM ON BUT, WE'RE GONNA FLY AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=but we're gonna fly again.]
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Clearbrook Elementary and the Community School are two of about 500-schools nationwide to participate in Student Signatures in Space.
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[Phoenix]


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A local company with ties to NASA says the Columbia tragedy is a personal loss for its employees.
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Phoenix Integration works closely with the space program by providing computer software. The software helps NASA officials decide the future space vehicles they will design and produce. Company President Brett Malone talked with NASA officials today who for now say it's business as usual.
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((BRETT MALONE/PHOENIX INTEGRATION PRES. & CEO; IN THE SHORT-TERM I THINK NASA'S BUDGET IS GOING TO BE IN A STATE OF CHAOS UNTIL THEY GET EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT BUT IN THE LONG TERM I'M HOPEFUL THAT IT'S GOING TO PUT MORE OF AN EMPHASIS ON THE FUTURE FLEET OF VEHICLES.))
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Malone says contracts with NASA account for about 25-percent of their workload. Over the last two years, that work has generated about 1-million dollars in business for the company.
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[Bassett]


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Bassett Furniture is closing a production plant, but it's a move that means more jobs for our area.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]

The company says it will hire about 50 employees at its Henry County facility to make up for closing a plant in Georgia. Hiring will begin over the next several months. Applications can be picked up at the Superior Lines plant in Bassett.
With the Georgia location closing, 300 people are losing their jobs. Officials say the decision was a cost- saving move made to maintain quality while providing a return for shareholders.

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After three losing weeks for stocks, bargain hunters went to work. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 56 points.
NASDAQ rose three.
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[Bedford-Steeple]
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A church is more than bricks and mortar - -topped with a steeple.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]

But when a tornado ripped the steeple off the roof of the Bedford Presbyterian Church on a Sunday afternoon last April, it was hard not to see symbolism in the storm's damage. The church was insured for the loss, though and set out to reproduce the spire. Timber framers discovered the steeple was dry rotted and had become infested with wood-eating insects.
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((DAVID CROCCO/PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR: WE LIKE TO SAY IT WAS LASHED TOGETHER WITH LOVE, AFFECTION AND A LOT OF FAITH. Keith Humphry/News 7: I was going to say, maybe the good Lord did this church a favor by knocking it down. THAT COULD BE. REV JOE GASTON/BEDFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PASTOR: AS ALWAYS, GOD BRINGS GOOD OUT OF TERRIBLE THINGS.))
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Joe Gaston/Bedford Presbyterian Church Pastor; :11]
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Blue Ridge Timberwrights fashioned a replica of the original steeple built in 1844 and put it in place today... with the help of U-S Crane.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - some words from Cory Alexander, one of Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association's tireless workers passes away.
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and the Hokie Bird rarely stands still long enough to be videotaped, much less sculpted. Travis Wells with a real life "Big Bird" story when we return.
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[S-College]


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After a whirlwind weekend there is a new number one in college basketball - in fact there are two new number ones. The Florida Gators are the new number one men's team, while Connecticut is again back on top in the women's game. The Duke men who were beaten last night by Florida State
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] fell to number nine in the polls. You can catch JJ Redick and Duke right here on Your Hometown Station this Wednesday night at nine as the two battle in the Dean Dome.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Super Bowl champ Ronde Barber is about ready to have his injured left knee repaired.
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[VO-NAT]
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Barber will have surgery within a week or two to repair a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament. Following the arthroscopic surgery, Ronde likely will require rehab period of about two months. He could miss the start of Tampa Bay's off season training program. Barber says he should be ready for mini camps.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Ronde injured the knee December 15th in the Buccaneers win over Detroit.
[GRAPHIC=national sign day]

Wednesday marks the signing day for high school football players. Late this afternoon the Hokies got a big-time wide receiver from Hargrave Military. Michael Hinton, a six-two 200 pound wideout who runs a 4.4 40 yard dash picked the Hokies over Florida State, NC State and Louisville.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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For all of Frank Beamer's accomplishments at Virginia Tech, he doesn't have a bronze statue of himself on campus. But the Hokie Bird mascot will soon be immortalized in the metal, as Travis Wells explains.
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((If the Hokie Bird is the life of the party at Virginia Tech sporting events, artist Judith Damon hopes that art imitates life with her 10 foot sculptured statue of the maroon mascot. In conjunction with the Tech Athletic Department and the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club, Damon is sculpting the bird with nearly a ton of clay which will eventually lead to a wax impression.
Judith:
A 30 inch quarter scale model is the blueprint for Damon's work, which should be completed by the end of April. Fans can keep up with the Hokie Bird's progress inside Towers Mall where its drawn more than a few strange looks.
Judith:
A draw that rivals that of its real life counterpart.
Jean:
Upon completion, the bird will reside in Cassell Coliseum. Its final destination will be in the new memorabilia area to be constructed as part of Lane Stadium's West Side expansion. In Roanoke, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Hurley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Finally tonight, successful sports programs on any level never reach their potential without quality volunteers.


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Perhaps no one exemplifies that more than Irene Hurley. For nearly 30 years - Irene volunteered her time and her talents to the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association. This past weekend she passed away at the age of 78.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/2000; :00]

Tonight - hundreds of swimmers - many of whom she watched grow up here in the Roanoke Valley - will compete in the Blue Ridge district swim meet at the Dedmon Center pool. She strongly believed that the commitment it took to be a good swimmer made youngsters more focused and disciplined in life.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HURLEY]

Appropriately, Irene Hurley leaves behind a legacy that includes an award for volunteerism named in her honor.