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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A verdict in the case of the man who killed Sheriff's Deputy Frankie Betterton.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the Roanoke Civic Center braces for battle over booze.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - it's national signing day. We'll check in on the surreal player bonanza at Hargrave, plus UVa inks 21 players and
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[VO-NAT]

the Hokies sign 23 more - including three with fathers who played in the National Football League.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Hope you didn't put away the shovels just yet. Another chance for snow arrives tomorrow night. Early indications are for 2-3 inches. More in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Guilty of capital murder.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now the only question Roy Inge Junior faces is one of life or death.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Inge]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Roy Inge said he didn't do it, but the evidence was stacked against him.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Experts linked his gun to the murder of Deputy Frankie Betterton last May and eyewitnesses placed him at the scene immediately before and after the shooting.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Steve/Starlink]


Steve Smallshaw has been following Inge's capital murder trial in Chatham and has more on the verdict.
[Live=Steve Full/Starlink]
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Defense Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Prosecutor; :19]
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[OUT Q=just to make sure.]
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[Counterfeiting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Federal authorities have identified a group of counterfeiters in the Roanoke area. About a dozen people are under arrest, with more arrests expected. First Assistant U-S Attorney Morgan Scott says it's less a counterfeiting "RING" than what he calls "a loose confederation of individuals with a common interest." Scott says the group would buy a software package, make up a company name, a bank name and some phony routing numbers and then write bogus checks. Most were for less than a thousand dollars, though Scott says they total 100-thousand dollars.

[Missing-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Authorities in Grayson County continue to search for a missing five-year-old, though they say the chances of finding him alive are not looking good.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens it here to tell us where things stand. Keith, Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing now for almost a month.
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

And authorities say the hopes of finding him alive are becoming slimmer everyday.
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[SOT 6:55]
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((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON CO. SHERIFF; I THINK AS TIME GOES ON, THE LONGER IT GOES THE LESS CHANCE WE HAVE.))
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With the help of some volunteers from several jurisdictions, the Grayson County Sheriff's office conducted an all-out search for Logan Monday, but nothing turned up.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./Last Wednesday;]

Sheriff Wilson says ideally, they would conduct extensive searches everyday, but realistically, the department just does not have the time or the resources.
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[IN Q=WE HAVE A MURDER]

((WE HAVE A MURDER WE'RE STILL WORKING ON. WE JUST LOCATED A MAN WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SINCE LAST JUNE. WE ANSWER CALLS, SEVERAL CALLS DURING THE DAYS AND NIGHTS. WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO DO IT. ))
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Meanwhile, Logan's mother, Cynthia Davis is being held under a 100-thousand dollar bond for child endangerment.
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She is scheduled to appeal the bond tomorrow morning in Circuit Court...Keith.

[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Roanoke Civic Center is seeking permission to sell alcoholic beverages at more of its events, but the proposal is drawing fire.
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The civic center currently sells beer during professional sporting events, but officials say they need the authority to sell alcoholic beverages at other events to remain competitive.
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[SOT 19:12]
[IN Q=I think a good example]

((CHIP SNEAD/CIVIC FACILITIES ACTING DIRECTOR: I THINK A GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE AN ALAN JACKSON CONCERT IN THE ARENA, A COUNTRY AND WESTERN VERY POPULAR CONCERT, THAT WE WOULD SELL FOLLOWING EVERY RULE OF THE ABC LAWS IN VIRGINIA. ))
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director;]
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[OUT Q=the ABC laws in Virginia.]
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Despite that assurance, the prospect of expanded sales is raising concern, and critics of the plan are now organizing opposition.
The pastor of Hollins Road Baptist Church says he believes the city is setting a double standard.
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((REV. MARK WASHINGTON/HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH; HERE IN OUR CITY THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT NO D-U-I. OUR POLICE WORK VERY HARD ARRESTING FOLKS, YOU KNOW, WHO ARE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. WELL HERE OUR CITY IS WANTING TO BE A PROPAGATOR OF THIS, SELLING IT, SENDING PEOPLE BACK OUT ON THE STREETS.))
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[OUT Q=sending people back out on the streets.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has scheduled a hearing on the city's request later this month.
Opponents are meeting Monday night at Hollins Road Baptist Church.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Plastic dolls enter Virginia's abortion debate. Still ahead, some state lawmakers don't like it.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And veterans take note: the V-A will no longer guarantee medical coverage for all.
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Abortion rights supporters say they are feeling beseiged by what they say is "an attack on reproductive rights" by the General Assembly.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And they are pointing to a small plastic doll as proof that Republicans are going too far.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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(( Democratic lawmakers say Republicans are pushing through an unprecedented number of anti-abortion measures.
That list includes a ban on partial-birth abortions, creating a Choose Life license plate and a budget amendment that restricts state funding for Planned Parenthood.
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[IN Q=I THINK THAT SOONER OR LATER]

((SENATOR RICHARD SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: I THINK THAT SOONER OR LATER THE WOMEN IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WILL WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT THEIR ACCESS TO THIS PROCESS IS GOING TO BE ELIMINATED.)) [RUNS:08]
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Abortion rights supporters say they're offended by the in-your-face approach of some anti-abortion advocates, like Delegate Dick Black who sent lawmakers a plastic doll purported to represent the size and shape of an 11-week old fetus.

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((SENATOR RICHARD SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: QUITE FRANKLY THE PEOPLE WHO SAW THIS WERE PRETTY REPULSED BY IT.)) [RUNS:04]
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Speaker Bill Howell had a hard time defending his fellow Republican.
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((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL: I WISH I COULD CONTROL ALL OF MY MEMBERS BUT I CAN'T CONTROL A ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS:07]
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The Governor says he, too, has grave concerns about many of the anti-abortion measures going through the General Assembly.
Warner had this message for those who support requiring parental consent for minors to get an abortion.
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The governor hinted that the same fate may befall the bill banning so-called partial birth abortions.
Although he says the majority of his initiatives are moving forward, he and other abortion rights supporters are clearly frustrated over how the session is going.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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An attempt to arrest a man who threatened to poison water supplies ended in a shootout last night.
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It happened at a home in Accomac on Virginia's eastern shore.
An F-B-I agent says troopers were trying to arrest Ipolito (ih-poh-LEE'-toh) Campos at his home when another person inside the house opened fire, wounding a state trooper.
Officers shot and killed the shooter.
Authorities would not identify the victim or give other details about the shootout.
The state trooper was hit in the arm and is in good condition.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Campos was arrested.
According to federal court records, Campos allegedly threatened to contaminate Virginia's water supplies.
But a spokesman says the F-B-I has found "no credible evidence'' of that.

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Roanoke woman is charged with robbery after an incident at a downtown bank.
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[VO-NAT]

Police say 22 year old (cuh-RIH-suh) Carisa Michelle Steger walked into the Suntrust Bank building on Jefferson Street around 4:30 yesterday afternoon,
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

and then approached a teller demanding money. No weapon was used, and police arrested Steger inside the bank. She is being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
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[Stocks]


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The bears took back control of the stock market after a bull run in the middle of the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 28 points.
NASDAQ dropped five.
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[VA-Services]


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There are so many veterans seeking care through the V-A health system that the agency now has to limit who is eligible for services.
That's just one of the changes the V-A has made to deal with its budget shortfall.
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The V-A in Salem says its patient load has risen 60-percent in the last ten years. But it doesn't have the resources to meet the growing demand.
In fact, the medical center is predicting a 7 to 8 million dollar shortfall for 2004.
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((STEPHEN LEMONS/SALEM V. A. MEDICAL CENTER; WE OPERATE UNDER A CONTINUAL SHORTFALL OF FUNDING TO REALLY MEET THE TRUE DEMAND FOR VETERANS THAT ARE COMING IN FOR CARE. WE HAVE A WAITING LIST OF SOME 2-THOUSAND VETERANS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GET IN))
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And this is a national problem that has prompted the V-A health care system to make some changes.
Higher income veterans who do not have service-related ailments will no longer be able to enroll in the system.
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(( ALTHOUGH THIS WILL NOT IMPACT A LARGER NUMBER OF VETERANS. VETERANS WHO TRADITIONALLY HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE FOR CARE WILL BE LIMITED))
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Other changes include higher co-payments on medication and in patient and out patient services.
Lemons says the President is requesting a significant increase in funding for the V-A in 2004.
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[Academy-Music]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Two Hill City arts groups are considering joining forces.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]

The academy of Music Theatre and Lynchburg Fine Arts Center today announced intentions to merge. Both organizations will create a subcommittee to design a merger plan. Details like finances and location have yet to be worked out although both groups say their goal is the development of a cultural arts complex in downtown Lynchburg to include the historic Academy of Music Theatre. The venue is currently undergoing more than 9-million dollars in renovations.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - JMU's top Duke gets dunked. National signing day brings smiles to the faces of folks in Blacksburg and Charlottesville.
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Plus, Hargrave Military in Chatham has 47 young men sign scholarship papers to play college football this morning.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]


National signing day got off to a rousing start for Virginia Tech this morning as highly touted defensive end Chris Ellis out of Hampton's Bethel high school picked Tech over Virginia.
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In all the Hokies signed 23 players - including 9 of the top 15 in the state. They also got the quality linebackers they failed to get last season.
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[S-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 2121TC]
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Al Groh is usually the man who uses the NFL angle, but today
Tech pulled off a unique pro triple play today by inking three prep stars who are the sons of former NFL players.
Brett Warren - the son for former Redskin Don Warren. Joe Razzano's - whose dad Rick played at Tech and for the Bengals. And G.W. Danville's Kenny Lewis's - whose dad played for the Hokies and Jets.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The University of Virginia picked up signatures from 21 high school players today including one local product - Eddie Pinigis from Jefferson Forest high school in Bedford County. The Cavs also went big. 14 of the 21 players are six-four or taller with three of them at 6-6 and another at 6-7 in the form of Pinigis.
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[SUPER=03-Chatham/Last Season; :00]

Of course the jewel of this class is actually last year's prized signee Ahmad Brooks - who starred this year at Hargrave Military Academy and last month enrolled at UVa.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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We will hear from Al Groh tonight on News 7 at 11.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Brooks wasn't the only prize to come out of Hargrave. Steve Mason has a rather long and detailed list from Chatham.
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[SUPER=01-Chris McDuffie/Signs with Clemson; :54]
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((This star studded cast is going places. Two to Florida State, one to Ole Miss, one to Arkansas, one to N.C. State, one each to Tech and Virginia and a pair to Clemson. ((ROBERT PRUNTY/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY FOOTBALL COACH:))
a big congratulations are in order to the smallest player. C.J. Bannister signs to play for Hampton. A full scholarship to go a long with a three appearances on the Hargrave deans list, an accomplishment he had hoped to tackle while piling up yards at William Fleming. ((C.J. BANNISTER/SIGNS WITH HAMPTON:))
Former G.W. Danville star offensive lineman Chris McDuffie inks a deal with Clemson. ((CHRIS MCDUFFIE/SIGNS WITH CLEMSON:))
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer already has walk on and Pulaski tight end Matt Roan in Blacksburg along with full scholarship recipient and defensive back Corey Gordon. His third Hargrave signee is Michael Hinton. The 6'3" 200 pounder can play either defensive back or receiver. ((MICHEAL HINTON/SIGNS WITH VIRGINIA TECH:))
Virginia's only Hargrave signee could be the best in the class. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks is already enrolled at UVa.)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The JMU men's basketball team takes on UNC Wilmington tonight, but head coach Sherman Dillard will not be with the team.
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[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]

The Bassett native who is now 47 years old, was attempting to do a 360 dunk in practice on Tuesday and in the process tore the quadricep tendon in his left leg. Dillard had to undergo two hours of surgery to repair the leg. He got out of the hospital this afternoon, but he will be on crutches for the next four to six weeks.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]

JMU associate head coach Ron Bradley will coach the team until Dillard can return to action.