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Coming up on News 7-
The future of Salem is on the table tonight.
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Plus what's the State of Lynchburg. The mayor speaks tonight.
A star visits the star city. We'll take you to Cher's concert.
Plus ODAC championship highlights coming up on sports.
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[Talent=Jean]


And snow in the forecast.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Danville police officer will not face charges for shooting and wounding a civilian he thought was trying to run him down.
A Danville grand jury did NOT indict officer Eric Lee Ellis OR the man he shot, Charles Jackson Lynch the Third.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/October;]


The encounter happened at an intersection near Piedmont Mall back in October.
Officer Ellis was off-duty at the time.
He says he saw the occupants of two cars gearing up for a fight at the intersection... and drew his gun and fired when one car drove at him.
Lynch says he was trying to escape someone who was chasing him and did not know Ellis was a police officer.
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[Price]


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A grand jury today indicted the Craig County commissioner of revenue on check fraud charges.
Rebecca W. Price faces two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering.
The charges concern three transactions in June and September of last year involving a total of about 55-hundred dollars.
The indictments against Price came after an investigation by the State Police, and a review by the special prosecutor, Botetourt County commonwealth's attorney Joel Branscom.

[Salem-Plan]


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The City of Salem is ready to tackle the next five years. The city council tonight passed a new Comprehensive Plan.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Shannon/Newsroom Pod]

Shannon Young attended the meeting and joins us now with more. Salem City Council played to a packed house as more than a year of research, planning and public comment came to an almost certain end.
[LIVE=Shannon Full/Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]

Council was set to pass the city's new Comprehensive Plan, a vision statement for the future. But many of the fourteen who offered public comment were underwhelmed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This plan seems to give a clear vision...]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Munley/Opposes Plan;]
[SUPER=01-Buck Simmons/Supports Plan;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Eubanks/Supports Plan;]
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[OUT Q=DON'T KNOW YOU. PASS IT.]
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[IN Q=This plan seems to give...]

((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES PLAN: THIS PLAN SEEMS TO GIVE A CLEAR VISION OF USING UP OUR RESOURCES, NOT PROTECTING AND CAPITALIZING ON OUR BEST ASSETS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=on our best assets.]

The plan passed by the Salem Planning Commission last week addresses seven issues, including economic development, education, housing and neighborhoods, land use and transportation. But some describe the 77-page document as vague, a "non-plan", a prescription for the status quo. Still other say, if it's not broken, don't fix it.
[SOT 42:36-42:44]
[IN Q=If we look at the things...]

((BUCK SIMMONS/SUPPORTS PLAN: IF WE LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE CITY OF SALEM, OVERALL, WE'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=overall, we're ahead of the game.]

The plan does spell out some changes. The possibility of building an exhibit hall and hotel near the Salem Civic Center, renovations to the Public Safety Building and work to guarantee every Salem household has access to a computer. But, for the most part, Salem's goal is to continue along its current path. Opponents argue, if you only do what you've always done you'll only have what you've always had. But that's okay with at least one resident who says when it comes to Salem, love it or leave it. [1:03:13-1:13:21]
[IN W=JUST MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER...]

((LEE EUBANKS/SUPPORTS PLAN: JUST MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER, MOVE ACROSS THE RIVER HONEY WHERE THEY DON'T KNOW YOU. PASS IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=don't know you. Pass it.]))
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[LIVE=Shannon Full/Newsroom]

And they did. The vote was unanimous. But before casting his vote, Mayor Sonny Tarpley clarified the Comprehensive Plan is, by design, a guideline ONLY.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Shannon/Newsroom Pod]

Also, the Planning Commission is required to review the plan at least once every five years so it might not be long before the issue comes up again.

[State-City]


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Things are going pretty well.. but they could be better.
That was the message to Hill City residents tonight in Mayor Carl Hutcherson's State of the City address.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Before a packed]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :33]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Vice-Mayor; 1:06]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Before a packed house in council chambers, Lynchburg mayor Carl Hutcherson.. a survivor of quadruple bypass surgery in 2002.. was glad to be back at the podium in 2003. [7:08:14] ((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE TONIGHT..))
[RUNS= 03]


The past year, says Hutcherson, was one of many challenges and achievements for the Hill City.
Among the former was a rash of gang violence that ultimately led to a community forum to address the problem.
Today, officials say, two thirds of Lynchburg's known gang members are in jail.. and the city is among the safest in the nation.
[SOT 7:21:13]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: TONIGHT, YOU HAVE MY PLEDGE THAT WE WILL WORK TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFE PLACES TO LIVE.))
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[OUT Q=places to live.]


More challenges remain.
With the budget process looming, city leaders are struggling to maintain local services without passing on more financial burden to the taxpayers.
In one of the few partisan moments of the evening, both the mayor and vice-mayor stated that Lynchburg's legislators and the Republican-controlled General Assembly is balancing its budget at the expense of local government.
[SOT 7:29:43]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: THERE ARE IMBALANCES IN OUR STATE TAX STRUCTURE THAT ARE NOT HELPFUL TO CITIES IN VIRGINIA AND LONG TERM SOLUTIONS MUST BE FOUND AT THE STATE LEVEL.))
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[OUT Q=the state level.]
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((HUTCHERSON: THEIR UNWILLINGNESS, COUPLED WITH AN OUTDATED TAX STRUCTURE AND A GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT IS RELUCTANT TO SERIOUSLY ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM, MEANS THAT A SOLUTION IS NOT IMMINENT. OUR LEGISLATORS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ARE NOT LISTENING AND WE ARE QUICKLY REACHING OUR LIMIT ON HOW MUCH WE CAN FILL THE FUNDING GAP.))
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[OUT Q=the funding gap.]


Hutcherson says the current gap is about two million dollars wide.. but still the state of the city remains strong.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Child-Deaths]


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Health officials say so far, the deaths of five children last week in Tidewater and Richmond show no widespread threat to public health.
Results of tests conducted on three of the five children indicate there was no single cause.
The state health commissioner said today two of the children died of influenza B, the third from a type of streptococcus A.
The diagnosis of flu in two of the cases indicates that the children's deaths were not unusual.
A few children die every year from the flu in Virginia.

[Cancer-Discovery]


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The cause of cancer has stumped doctors for years.
That may change thanks to a new discovery involving stem cells.
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[SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI]


Two doctors at the University of Michigan cancer center have found a small number of cells in breast cancer tumors that appear to be capable of forming new malignant tumors.
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[IN Q=BY BEING ABLE TO FOCUS]

((DR. MICHAEL CLARK/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-BY BEING ABLE TO FOCUS ON THIS SPECIFIC CELL POPULATION WE WILL BE ABLE TO MUCH BETTER DEFINE ITS PROPERTIES AND WHAT MAKES THESE CELLS GROW, REALLY WHAT MAKES THEM TICK, WHAT MAKES THEM ABLE TO FORM NEW TUMORS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Clark/University of Michigan]
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[OUT Q=TO FORM NEW TUMORS]
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[VO-NAT]


The study suggests that treatments have been targeting the wrong cells to eliminate cancer in the body.
By targeting these new cells that form cancer, rather than an already formed tumor, doctors may be able to treat a patient better than before.
If it turns out that all forms of cancer have these stem cells, then efforts may lead to a cure for all types of the disease.
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[Cher]


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She's been wowing audiences since the mid-sixties. Tonight Cher brought her farewell tour to Roanoke.
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((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
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[OUT Q=for the brokenhearted.]
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Fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center tonight for Cher's "Living Proof Farewell Tour."'
It wasn't just the music that entertained fans, they were also wowed by dancers and a spectacular set.
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((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=what I'm looking for.]
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Cleaning up and counting damage from this weekend's floods
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[IN Q=In an exclusive]
[SUPER=@Lawrence1;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=latest from Kuwait.]



[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q="Hey folks..]
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the ODAC final is a bruiser in the lowest scoring title game in tournament history. The Duke women put the smoke on the Terps, while Cory Alexander tricks out more than his opponents in the NBDL. Plus, Al Groh makes a number of promotions, and the NCAA tournament could be on MTV. tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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The Army says four U-S soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in Kuwait.
The Army says the Black Hawk helicopter was on a night training mission near Camp New Jersey, about 30 miles northwest of Kuwait City. All four crew members aboard were killed.
Meanwhile it seems Saddam Hussein wants to debate President Bush live on television.
As Chris Lawrence reports the request came today during an interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather.
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[SUPER=@Fleischer; :23]
[SUPER=@Lawrence1; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Tim Jent/U. S. Marine Corps; 1:21]
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((SADDAM HUSSEIN SAYS HE WILL DEFY U.N. ORDERS TO GET RID OF IRAQ'S AL-SAMOUD 2 MISSILES. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT DAN RATHER, SADDAM INSISTS THE MISSILES ARE WITHIN U.N. GUIDELINES -- AND WON'T BE DESTROYED. THE IRAQI PRESIDENT IS ALSO CHALLENGING PRESIDENT BUSH TO A LIVE, TELEVISED DEBATE ON THE WAR ISSUE. THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS NO PART OF IT. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: This is not serious. There's no debating. The world has demanded that Saddam Hussein disarm. ON MONDAY...THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, AND SPAIN SUBMITTED A NEW U.N. RESOLUTION TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL...CALLING FOR IRAQ TO DISARM. THE ONE-PAGE DRAFT OFFERS IRAQ ONE LAST CHANCE TO COMPLY OR FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES -- BUT IT NEVER MENTIONS WAR. AT THE SAME TIME...FRANCE, GERMANY, AND RUSSIA TURNED IN AN ALTERNATIVE PLAN...WHICH CALLS FOR MORE INSPECTIONS. IN TURKEY, AMERICAN SOLDIERS CONTINUE TO PREPARE MILITARY BASES...THEY HOPE TO USE IN A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ. TURKEY'S CABINET FINALLY APPROVED LETTING IN U.S. GROUND FORCES, BUT THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT STILL NEEDS TO VOTE ON THE MEASURE. CHRIS LAWRENCE REPORTING: WHILE THE U.S. WAITS TO BUILD-UP ITS TROOPS IN TURKEY -- THE BUILD-UP HERE IN KUWAIT JUST GOT STRONGER. ABOUT 6-THOUSAND U.S. MARINES HAVE ARRIVED IN THE KUWAITI DESERT. AND AFTER 36-DAYS AT SEA, THE JOB FOR THESE YOUNG FIGHTERS NOW IS TO GET READY FOR WAR. CAPT. TIM JENT/US MARINE: It's hard for many of them coming here. A lot of them are right out of school, not too far out of basic training. COMMANDERS SAY THE MARINES STATIONED HERE ARE NOW NEARLY FULL STRENGTH... AS THE U.S. CONTEMPLATES ATTACKING IRAQ. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[RI-Nightclub]


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More details on that Rhode Island Nightclub Fire.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Warwick, RI]


The single story wooden building was well over its occupancy limit when the band's pyrotechnics display caught the ceiling on fire.
The inferno killed 97 people- one of the club's owners had just been hired at a local TV station as a reporter.
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[SOT 41]

((JEFFREY DERDERIAN/CLUB OWNER: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO EXPRESS WHAT I EXPERIENCED AT THE CLUB THAT EVENING TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT SAFELY, PLEASE KNOW I TRIED.. BREAKS UP CRYING.))
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[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Derderian/Club Owner;]
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[OUT Q=I tried. (breaks up crying.)]
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While that owner spoke on camera, the State's attorney general says he wants more answers but the owners have refused.
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[SOT 1:11]
[IN Q=]

((PATRICK LYNCH/RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL; THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. THEY DON'T NOR DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE TO BUT I THINK WE'RE ALL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Lynch/Rhode Island Attorney General; :05 quick!!!]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=FOR ANSWERS HERE.]
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[VO-NAT 18 plus pad]


Meanwhile this video shows a different night at the club and a different band using fireworks at the station identical to the ones that caused the fire.
Today a memorial service- the largest one yet to remember the 97 victims.
The state's medical examiner hopes to have all the 97 victims identified by late tonight.
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[Roanoke-Cleanup]


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The heavy rains and high water produced the worst flooding in ten years along the Roanoke River.
The floodwaters claimed two lives in western Virginia, and left behind significant damage and debris.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A thick layer of mud kept the heavy equipment busy, as many businesses and civic facilities began their clean-up.

The city engineering staff spent the day assessing the damage, and determining how high the water rose.
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[SOT 42:09]
[IN Q=We want to document]

((GREG REED/CIVIL ENGINEER: WE WANT TO DOCUMENT WHAT THE VARIOUS WATER LEVELS WERE ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER PRIMARILY, BECAUSE IT WAS A HISTORIC FLOOD AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, WE WANT TO CAPTURE THAT INFORMATION BEFORE WE LOSE THE EVIDENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Civil Engineer; ]
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[OUT Q=before we lose the evidence.]
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[VO-NAT]


One casualty of the floodwaters was a wooden transmission pole on Bennington Street. About 170 customers of American Electric Power lost their service while crews replaced it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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City officials have been tallying the damage to both public and private property, as they consider whether to declare a local emergency.
That process will continue on Tuesday.

[Willow-River]


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Local flood victims have a new place to turn for help.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Case workers set up a service center at the Ridgewood Baptist Church today. They'll meet one-on-one with victims to provide rental assistance, transportation, home repairs and groceries.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Sunday;]

Hundreds of people are expected, many from the flooded Willow River Apartments in Salem. Most living in ground floor units lost everything.
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[SOT 00:54:10]
[IN Q=it's very hard]

((TRACEY NEWCOMB/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT; IT'S VERY HARD BECAUSE I LOST VALUABLE I LOST A BABY BED, DRESSER AND CLOTHES OF HERS AND WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GRAB FOR 30-MINUTES AND SO EVERYTHING OF HERS IS GONE ALL THE PICTURES I HAD OF HER ARE GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Newcomb/Willow River Resident;]
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[OUT Q=ARE GONE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The City is still inspecting the location before power is put back on and residents are allowed in. The Red Cross says the family service center will be open all week and will remain so longer if needed.
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[Vinton-Death]


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Every time rivers and creeks rise above their banks, emergency workers and TV weathermen repeat the warning: don't drive through high water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Saturday Night]

Saturday night several people ignored the warning. It cost one man his life. At the dip in the road where Walnut Street crosses Glade Creek, the water may have been 10 feet deep at one point.
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[SOT 2:23:40]
[IN Q=But while we]

((BUT WHILE WE WERE HERE WITH ALL THE RED LIGHTS AND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE AIR, PEOPLE STILL DROVE AROUND THE BARRICADES. WE FINALLY HAD TO GO BACK AND PUT TAPE UP, YOU KNOW THE BRIGHT YELLOW TAPE THAT JUST BLOCKS THE ROAD COMPLETELY. AND PEOPLE DROVE UNDER IT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Adams/Vinton First Aid Crew Member]
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[OUT Q=drove under it.]
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Forty-seven year old Donald Lynn Riddleberger went around the barricades. Witnesses said they saw his Toyota pick-up turn sideways and take a nosedive into the Creek.
[SUPER=04-December 11, 1991]

This is the same spot where a woman from Bedford County lost her life after she drove around the barriers.
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[Swiftwater-Rescue]


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Members of Salem's Swift Water Rescue team say years of training paid off in the weekend's floods.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The group has rescued five people from the water in the last year.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday;]


On Saturday, they were called upon 15 times to save people trapped by the floods.
They plucked two men out of the Roanoke River near Elliston Saturday. One man later died of hypothermia.
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[IN Q=We did out job]
[SOT 1:39:04 - :09]

((MIKE ELSTON: WE DID OUT JOB WELL. WE DID OUR JOB LIKE WE WERE TRAINED TO. IT WAS VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT IT DID HAPPEN.))
[SOT 1:29:36 - :45]

((STEVE FORREN: CONSIDERING THE MAGNITUDE OF THE FLOODING THAT WE DID HAVE, THESE GUYS DONE GREAT. COULDN'T OF MADE SOMEBODY MORE PROUD. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Elston/Salem Swift Water Rescue; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Forren/Salem Swift Water Instructor; :05]
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[OUT Q=somebody more proud.]
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[VO-NAT]


The team is one of only three of its kind in Virginia... and the only one in southwest Virginia.
56 out of 62 people in the department have SOME swift water training.
Firefighters say the training is valuable because 40 percent of firefighter fatalities happen during water rescues.

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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Millions enjoy traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, but some of the views that make it so popular could be in danger.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus thousands of whales make their annual trip north.
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[Commercial]

[Parkway]


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A part of the Blue Ridge Parkway is now a "Last Chance Landscape."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A 28-mile section of the roadway is being recognized by Scenic America as a top ten threatened landscape in the U-S. Scenic America is a nonprofit organization in Washington, DCTERMS.
It's dedicated to preserving and enhancing scenic parts of the country. Government and parkway officials are pledging support and cooperation to preserve the Parkway. A large concern is that nearby development is compromising the "high scenic quality."
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[S-Extra]


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Highlights from the ODAC final - the Duke women roll, Al Groh hires from within, and Travis Wells looks to but some dubs from the Dazzle's Cory Alexander.
But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; :00]

CBS Sports confirmed tonight that the looming war with Iraq could put the NCAA men's basketball tournament on CBS's sister cable networks. Everything is now speculative, of course, but if war breaks out and CBS News takes control of the airwaves - the games will be moved to TNN, VHI and even MTV. Now tonight's scores.
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[S-ODAC]


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The local flavor may have been missing from last night's ODAC men's basketball title game, but the top two seeds were there ready to not only put on a show but claim the automatic berth to the upcoming division three NCAA tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Macon vs. Sydney; :00]

Randolph-Macon - the number one seed split its seasonal series with Hampden-Sydney in the regular season, but lost to the Tigers in this title game a year ago. Hampden-Sydney senior Marcus Gregory will open the scoring with a long two from the right wing just a few seconds into the game, but from then on nothing was easy for either team. Randolph-Macon's Jared Mills comes back with a power move in the paint. The fingeroll drops, but there was barely a point a minute on each side in a 20-to-19 opening half. The Tigers got 8 points from six-eight center Lane Brooks who converts the alleyoop. But the Tigers were held to their lowest point total of the season. The game would stay tight throughout. Macon's Mills again using his body well in traffic. He finished with 17 and was named the tourney's MVP. And the Jackets would work the high-low game with Mills
[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/48/Hampden-Sydney/47;]

dishing to Justin Wansley. Macon wins the ODAC tournament title 48-to-47 over Hampden-Sydney.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The 95 combined points is the lowest ever for an ODAC title game. The women's ODAC tourney opens at the Salem Civic Center this Thursday.

[S-Duke]


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The Duke women improved top 26-and-1 last night by crushing Maryland in College Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Sunshine Network; :00]
Maryland under first year head coach Brenda Frese - who like Bonnie Henrickson came from Minnesota doesn't quite have

the talent to hang with the Blue Devils. Duke jumped out to a 41-to-14 halftime lead, and the Devils
[super=33-Duke/97/Maryland/55;]

cruise to the 97-to-55 win behind the play of Lindsey Harding and Alana Beard. Duke has now won 38 straight ACC games.
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For the second straight week Liberty's Katie Feenstra was named the Big South player of the week. She has had 8 double-doubles this season. The Lady Flames host Winthrop in their regular season finale tonight.

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Cory Alexander makes the Dazzle run from his point guard spot, but what really makes him tick is a love for automobiles. Travis Wells joins Cory in the fast lane.
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((The Dazzle's Cory Alexander may be the NBDL's 5th leading scorer and among the league leaders in assists. But he's also an avid car fan. In fact, his love of automobiles has turned into a budding business.
Carrss, Cory Alexander's Rims, Racing, Sound and Security is a dealership as well as a custom audio and video accessory shop in Richmond, installing everything from TV's and DVD players to rims and wheels.
Cory:
As the boss, Alexander has his pick of hot rods to drive. And guessing what he'll show up in next has become quite the game for his teammates and coaches.
Kent: Nats: Cory:
Even if he never makes it from the D-League back to the NBA, Alexander won't be spinning his wheels looking for a career. In Roanoke, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Al Groh has finally found his offensive coordinator to replace the highly innovative Bill Musgrave. Yesterday afternoon Groh named his offensive line coach Ron Prince to the position.
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Groh also announced that his son Mike, will now coach quarterbacks as well as the receivers. Andy Heck, who was a graduate assistant last year - is now the team's tight ends coach. And Anthony Poindexter has been named a graduate assistant for the offense this coming season.
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Last week we told you that former Roanoke Express coach Perry Florio is back in coaching in Alaska with the Anchorage Aces of the West Coast Hockey League. Florio already has made a positive impact on the last place Aces. In his first game behind the bench - the Aces beat the Idaho Steelheads. Idaho had not lost in 12 games before the setback.

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It is an annual site and always an awesome one.
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Migrating gray whales make their way from Baja to the cold arctic seas.
A cameraman caught pictures of a pode off of Santa Monica California.
Thousands of whales are expected to swim north from the warm lagoons of the Baja California coast to their summer fall feeding grounds in cold waters.
The journey typically takes between two to three months. (------------)