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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


The mastermind of the Achille Lauro hijacking has been captured.
An accident at Smith Mountain Lake kills three people.
Plus ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. Now you can find out.
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[Talent=Jean]


and one more day like today.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT 18]


He is the man behind the Achille Lauro hijacking.
Now, 18 years later Abul Abbas is in U-S custody, captured in Baghdad.
The fact that Saddam Hussein's government gave him sanctuary was cited recently by President Bush as evidence of Baghdad ties to terrorists.
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[SOT 35]
[IN Q=]

((IRAQ HAS ALSO PROVIDED SAFE HAVEN TO ABU ABASS WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACHILLE LAURO HIJACKING WHICH A KILLED AN AMERICAN PASSENGER.))
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[OUT Q=American passenger.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbas ordered American tourist Leon Klingenhoffer shot.
His wheelchair was then pushed overboard.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com]


Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
[SS=Terrorists Captured]


U-S officials say while Abu Abbas is not a high threat to the United States, they say today's capture sends a message- if you commit an act of terrorism, you will be caught eventually.
U-S commandos captured Abbas and several of his associates during a raid in Baghdad
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teri /NEwspath;]


Teri Okita is in Kuwait City with more on what's going on in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
[LIVE= Teri /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=219-Teri Okita/CBS News]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***\]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=201-Farrawk Hasson/Iraqi Resident;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=BY OCCUPYING FORCES]

((U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE CAPTURED ELUSIVE TERRORIST, ABUL ABBAS, IN BAGHDAD. HE'S THE LEADER OF A PALESTINIAN GROUP THAT HIJACKED THE CRUISE SHIP, ACHILLE LAURO, IN 1985 ... AND KILLED AN AMERICAN PASSENGER. A NUMBER OF ABBAS' ASSOCIATES WERE ALSO DETAINED...IN RAIDS. AND U.S. FORCES CONTINUE TO SEARCH THE CAPITAL FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REMAINING FIGHTERS ... AND POSSIBLE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. CBS NEWS FOUND THESE RUSSIAN-MADE WEAPONS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BAGHDAD. IT'S NOT KNOWN WHETHER THE "FROG" SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES CONTAINED CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. BUT IT'S CLEAR -- THEY SHOULDN'T BE HERE. FARRAWK HASSON/IRAQI RESIDENT: "This stuff is very dangerous and we are afraid there will be explosions on us and maybe killed." U.S. MARINES ARE NOW HELPING TO RESTORE ORDER AND MUCH-NEEDED SERVICES IN BAGHDAD ...
(nat - MARINE)

"If they go back to the power plant they can turn it on and you'll have electricity." ... WHILE THE ARMY'S 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION RELIEVES OTHER TROOPS IN SADDAM'S HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT. BUT MANY SAY THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE WILL ULTIMATELY DEPEND ON THE IRAQI PEOPLE. SO DELEGATES REPRESENTING SHI'ITES, SUNNIS, AND KURDS MET NEAR THE ANCIENT CITY OF UR (oor) -- CONSIDERED THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILIZATION -- TO DISCUSS IRAQ'S REBIRTH. THE U.S. AND BRITAIN BROUGHT THE FACTIONS TOGETHER -- AND ALL AGREED ON A 13-POINT PLAN FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT. IT SAYS THE GOVERNING BODY SHOULD BE DEMOCRATIC, CONTAIN LEADERS CHOSEN BY IRAQIS AND NOT OUTSIDERS, AND THAT SADDAM'S BA'ATH PARTY SHOULD BE DISSOLVED. BUT PROTESTERS IN NASIRIYA OPPOSED EVEN A TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION SET UP BY OCCUPYING FORCES. Teri Okita/Reporting: Participants in this initial meeting say it was never intended to produce concrete results, and to that end, it raised more questions than answers. But, now that the wheels of democracy have started turning, they've pledged to meet again in 10-days. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT. Now back to you.))
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[LIVE= Okita /FULL Newspath]
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[Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:43:20]
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The future of school safety was a hot topic at tonight's Roanoke City School board meeting.
At issue is the school board's recent decision to eliminate funding for several school resource officers. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with more on the controversy. Justin?
Jean, the job of a school resource officer is to keep the peace.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But some feel the program is unfairly coming under fire.
And tonight, they showed up at the school board meeting to sound the alarm.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Dept. Spokesperson; :33]
[SUPER=01-Greg Shaff/Parent; :50]
[SUPER=01-David Fifer/Patrick Henry Student; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Lionberger/Parent; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=PRIVATE SCHOOL TO DO IT]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
It's not common but for a change, both parents and students agree.
[SOT 15:16:57]
[IN Q=I'm going to ask]

((PARENT: I'M GOING TO ASK THAT THE CITY SCHOOL BOARD DO THE RIGHT THING.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=right thing]


What the right thing is according to this group has to do with school safety.
The school board has voted to eliminate funding for two resource officers.
The Roanoke Police Department has stepped in and agreed to fund those officers until the end of the school year.
[SOT 15:02:21]
[IN Q=We will fully]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE WILL FULLY EVALUATE THE SITUATION AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND MAKE THE DECISION THAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL THE CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=city of Roanoke]


But some are not waiting until the end of the school year for an answer.
A group of more than a hundred showed up at this meeting to encourage the school board to find the funds.
[SOT 15:26:30]

[IN Q-Will it cost] ((GREG SHAFF/PARENT: WILL IT COST A LITTLE MORE TO FUND THESE OFFICERS? MAYBE BUT LET ME ASK YOU AS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO LOSE A CHILD TO VIOLENCE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=could have been prevented]


Currently, there are three school resource officers each at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High school.
Loss of funding would reduce that number to two at each school.
[SOT 15:09:46; 15:08:44]
[IN Q=I don't think it]

((DAVID FIFER/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: I DON'T THINK IT IS ACCURATE TO SAY PATRICK HENRY IS A DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY WITH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS BEING AN ISSUE AND OTHER SECURITY CONCERNS LIKE THE BOMB THREATS I DON'T THINK SCHOOLS ARE GETTING ANY SAFER.)) ((VICKI LIONBERGER/PARENT: WE HAVE TO ENSURE OUR KIDS SAFETY AND IF OUR CITY SCHOOLS CAN'T DO IT WE WILL GO TO THEN GO TO A COUNTY, CITY OF SALEM OR PRIVATE SCHOOL TO DO IT.)) [Runs19]
[OUT Q=school to do it]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


The school board listened to all the concerns but took no action at tonight's meeting.
The superintendent now plans to meet with the police chief in the coming weeks to discuss funding for the officers next year.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


If the decision sticks to eliminate those two school resource officers, the school system plans to hire security guards but Jean we should point out they would not be armed.

[Body-Found]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A tough wait for Laci Peterson's family- It could take awhile for test results on the bodies of a woman and baby found in San Francisco Bay.
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[SUPER=03-Contra Costa Co., CA]


Police say they can not reveal any information, but they say D-N-A testing is being done and it could be weeks before the bodies are identified.
For Peterson's family- the waiting has been difficult. A family spokesman read a statement from the family.
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[SOT 1:12]
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((KIM PETERSON/FAMILY SPOKESPERSON; THESE PAST THREE AND HALF MONTHS HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT NIGHTMARE FOR US. FROM THE BEGINNING WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO FIND LACI AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO, BUT THIS WAITING IS THE WORST.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Peterson/Family Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=this waiting is the worst.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]


The decomposed bodies were found a few miles from the Berkley Marina where Peterson's husband Scott told police he had gone fishing on Christmas Eve. That's when Laci Peterson, then eight months pregnant, vanished.
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[Lake-accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:33:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

The President of the Smith Mountain Lake Ruritan Club lost his life in a head-on collision this afternoon.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] It happened on route 626- -what is now called Smith Mountain Lake Parkway- -just north of the entrance to the State Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State police say one of the two vehicles crossed the center line. 64- year old Cleve Watkins was in the Ford Pick-Up. The Chevy Blazer was driven by 45-year old Kelly Ann Dellis. Residents in the area say it was not the first bad wreck on this stretch of road.
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[SOT 10:38:30]
[IN Q=There's been several]

((PETE TUCK/LOCAL RESIDENT; THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS ON THIS CURVE HERE. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT HERE. A YOUNG BOY GOT KILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Tuck/Local Resident]
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[OUT Q=boy got killed.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dellis was taking a friend to a doctor's appointment today. The friend also died in the accident. State police know his identity, but aren't releasing it until they can find his family.
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[Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC2:04:33]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


State police are still investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a well-known central Virginia doctor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


52-year-old Dennis Burns died last night when his motorcycle hit uneven pavement on Route 460 near Leesville Road.

V-DOT workers had been repairing the road earlier in the day, but ran out of asphalt before they could finish.
V-DOT says it left two signs and two barrels alerting motorists to the problem.
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[SOT 21:45:26]
[IN Q=We felt as]

((TIM WILES/VDOT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: WE FELT AS THOUGH THE WORK THAT WE LEFT OUT THERE WAS IN A SITUATION THAT WE'VE DONE BEFORE AND FELT AS THOUGH IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT, FOR US TO COME BACK AND REPAVE IT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Maintenance Engineer; ]
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[OUT Q=and repave it today.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police asked VDOT to completely close off the right lane after the accident occurred.
Dr. Burns owned two local family care clinics and served as the on-call medical examiner for the central Virginia area.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


A school bus accident in Franklin County sent a dozen students to the hospital with minor injuries today.
About 60 students were on their way to Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Franklin County High School when their bus hit the back of a pick-up.
Most of the injured students complained of neck and back pain, but officials said they did not suffer any serious injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Authorities did not charge either of the drivers involved in the accident, but they were looking for a car that pulled out in front of the truck.

[Restaurant-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:03:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Soon you'll be able to find out what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant on-line.
The Health Department will be posting the results of its restaurant inspections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Information will be available for any food establishment in the state including school cafeterias, daycares and food service convenience stores.
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[SOT:48]
[IN Q=What we've done is put all the restaurant history]

((KAREN SAUL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR; WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PUT ALL OF THE RESTAURANT'S HISTORY AND ALL OF THE INSPECTIONS ON THE WEB SO THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK BEFORE THEY GO OUT TO A RESTAURANT AND WHAT THE VIOLATIONS WERE. SO THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THE SANITATION STANDARDS OF THE RESTAURANT))
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Environmental Health Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=standards of the restaurant]
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[VO-NAT]


The inspection results will be available on-line beginning May 1st.
Health officials say it will take time however to input all the restaurants in the database.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
Once the site is available you will be able to find a link to it on our web page.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Rodney King is back in the news and in the hospital after crashing his S-U-V at a hundred miles an hour.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And loyal American or Chinese double agent.
More on a woman's fight to clear her name coming up next.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SOT]
[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 W&L continues its hot play on the diamond. Northside gets Blue Ridge this afternoon in Salem. UVa sophomore Jermaine Harper has left the program. Great Scott Hilliary's now at Penn State. And the Roanoke City School board honors Fleming track star Ryan McCoy - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Double-Agent]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Is she a double agent?
Or just a sucessful Chinese business woman caught up in a web of espionage and romance?
For now, she'll have to stay in jail.
Donna Tetreault (tay-Trow) has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debra Yang/U. S. Attorney]
[SUPER=01-Donna Tetreault/CBS News]
[SUPER=01-Allene Nungussur/Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=FOR ... CBS NEWS]

((take nats: Katrina Leung speaking in Chinese. (2 seconds) -TRACK- SHE'S AN UNLIKELY SUSPECT. BUT NOW THIS CHINESE-AMERICAN WHO WORKED FOR THE F.B.I. FOR OVER 20 YEARS IS ACCUSED OF ACTING AS A DOUBLE-AGENT. 49 YEAR OLD KATRINA LEUNG ALLEGEDLY TOOK SENSITIVE PAPERS FROM THE BRIEFCASE OF HER F.B.I. HANDLER, JAMES J. SMITH, WHO WAS ALSO HER LONGTIME LOVER. THEN SHE PASSED THE INFORMATION OVER TO CHINA.
SOT: Debra Yang/ U.S. Attorney:

"Smith would come to her house and leave his briefcase open which gave her the opportunity to take documents out of the briefcase and copy them without Smith's knowledge. Stand-up: Donna Tetreault: Today in court the U.S. attorney argued to keep Leung in jail.
(graphic) They pointed to court documuments in which she told the FBI she wanted "to disappear". And they said that Leu

ng allegedly admitted to having hundreds of contacts with chinese officials. (end graphic) -TRACK- DURING A SEARCH OF LEUNG'S MANSION...SEVERAL BANK ACCOUNTS WERE DISCOVERED. SHE WAS WELL PAID BY THE FBI...EARNING ONE POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS OVER TWO DECADES. FOR LEUNG'S NEIGHBORS, THE THOUGHT OF BEING A SPY... AND DOUBLE AGENT IS UNTHINKABLE.
SOT: Allene Nungussur/Neighbor
(not verbatim:...can't believe it)

AND LEUNG'S LAWYERS SAY SHE IS NOT A FLIGHT RISK .. BUT A LOYAL CITIZEN WHO RISKED DANGER SPYING ONLY FOR THE U-S. BUT THE JUDGE RULED...THE ACCUSED DOUBLE AGENT WILL STAY BEHIND ABRS. DT FOR CBS NEWS))

[American-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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American Airlines could be flying into bankruptcy court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Flight attendants today voted against a concession agreement leaving the possibility of the airline filing for bankruptcy.
The airline claimed it would be forced to file if the three major unions did not ratify concession deals designed to save nearly two billion dollars in labor.
Earlier today pilots and ground workers agreed to concession.
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[Rodney-King]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who was at the center of the infamous LA police beating is in the hospital after his car crashed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rialto, CA]

Over the weekend Rodney King lost control of his S-U-V and crashed into a house. A police officer says King was going about 100 miles per hour and weaving in and out of traffic in his Ford Expedition. When police tried to pull King over he lost control of his car, slammed into a utility pole, a chain-link fence and then the home. No one in the home was injured.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:48,"My daughter called me..."]

((VAN HOWARD/OWNER; MY DAUGHTER CALLED ME ON MY CELL PHONE AND SHE SAID DAD, DAD YOU GOTTA GET HOME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON A BOMB OR SOMETHING HAS HIT THE HOUSE."))
[SUPER=01-Van Howard/Homeowner]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q="...something has hit."]
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[VO-NAT]

A hospital spokesman says King is in fair condition with a broken pelvis. King wasn't arrested , but police suspect he was intoxicated at the time. A blood sample was taken, but the results haven't been released. A report about the crash will be sent to prosecutors.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Norfolk-Southern tracks down the cause of an area train derailment.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And one of the worst winters for potholes since the 70's is keeping V-Dot busy.
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[Commercial]

[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:25:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Equipment failure is to blame for a train derailment earlier this year in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./February 28;]

The train was carrying coal when 32-cars fell off track in the Ellet Valley. Norfolk Southern officials say one of the train's wheels broke sometime after it left Bluefield. No one was hurt. The derailment happened just two weeks after another train derailed in Pulaski County, near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Operator error caused that accident.
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[Potholes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC47:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


VDOT is asking drivers to avoid a major intersection in Christiansburg for a couple days.
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[VO-NAT :32]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Crews are paving sections of the area around Cambria and Franklin Streets. Police and message boards are helping direct traffic but officials say lengthy delays are expected. The work is scheduled to be completed Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Earlier today, VDOT filled potholes along Interstates 81 and 581 from Ironto to the Botetourt County line and down to the Tanglewood area. Across the state more than 95-thousand potholes have been repaired this year. VDOT says this has been the worst season for potholes since the late 1970s.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Everything from college baseball to high school softball, hoop notes and a visit from Al Groh. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Roanoke City school board honored William Fleming's amazing track and field star Ryan McCoy tonight. The senior has destroyed not only the district, regional and state triple jump records, but he also has the top triple jump in the nation this year for high schoolers. McCoy finished first at the Nike indoor nationals. He is carrying on a Fleming jumping tradition that goes back to Robert Majors and Marcus Thompson.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 13210TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

We begin tonight with the some ODAC baseball from Salem Memorial Stadium as Roanoke College hosted W&L.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Generals vs. Maroons; :00]

The Generals are having the best season in school history under head coach Jeff Stickley. Tonight that success would continue. Zach Bausch will get things started in the top of the second with a solo homer to left field. The ball sails over the wall and the Generals take a 1 to nothing lead. Later in the third, the Generals had two on, but two outs in the frame, when Roanoke pitcher Ben DeFibaugh walked two straight batters to send home another run.
[super=34-Washington & Lee/5/Roanoke/1;]

The Generals beat Roanoke 5 to 1 and improve to 21-to-3 overall, 14-and-2 in the ODAC.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 11055tc]
[GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL]


Blue Ridge district softball was on tap at the Moyer Complex this afternoon as Salem hosted Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

A beautiful afternoon for this district rivalry as the Vikings entered the game a perfect 4 and 0 on the season. The Vikings led two to nothing after four innings and the Vikes Lindsey Jarrett, was shutting down the Spartans most of the day as she gets the strikeout on this pitch. In the top of the fifth, the Vikes, Maria Dooley connects on the rbi double to left field. Vanessa Mahia scores all the way from first and it's 3-to-nothing Vikings.
[super=34-Northside/4/Salem/0;]

Salem pitcher Allison Campbell keeps the game close with this strikeout, but Northside wins it 4 to 0.
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[S-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 4001TC]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


On the big league diamond the Cubs continued their solid play today against the slumping Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox-Net; :00]

The wind at Wrigley Field was gusting up to 35 miles an hour this afternoon, but it was 85 degrees in Chicago. Sammy Sosa was took advantage of that wins as he hits what looks like a fly ball to center. But that stiff breeze gets a hold of the ball and lifts it right over the ivy. It's one to nothing Cubs in the fourth inning. That was just the start of a nasty offensive effort by the Cubs.
[super=35-Cincinnati/1/Chicago/11;]

They score 11 times on the Reds. Chicago beats Cincinnati 11 to 1.
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[S-Harper]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-145 10305tc]
[GRAPHIC=uva hoops]


The Virginia Basketball team has lost yet another member.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Past Season; :00]

Guard Jermaine Harper has left the program. He plans to stay in school through the end of the semester, but coach Pete Gillen confirms that he will transfer to another school. The six foot three inch sophomore from California played in 27 games this season, but he was suspended for four games at the start of the season. He did not attend the team's postseason banquet on Sunday night.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 11735tc]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/February 1998;]

Elsewhere, Hilliary Scott, the former E.C. Glass star, has been hired as an assistant coach on the new staff at Penn State. He joins Ed DeChellis his former boss at East Tennessee State in Happy Valley. The Lynchburg native was a two time all-American at Roanoke College and later played professionally in Europe. He has been an assistant college coach for six seasons.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-137 11215tc]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


On the high school hardwood -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

E.C. Glass announced this afternoon that Bill Hodges is stepping down after one season as the Toppers head coach. Hodges says he just doesn't have the energy any longer to teach and coach full-time. He's heading to Georgia to teach at a middle school. Hodges is best known as Larry Bird's college coach when the two were at Indiana State.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=hold high school hoops]

Marty Chandler who has been an assistant at Glass for the past three years is the new head coach.

[S-Groh]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 54:34]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Al Groh dropped in on the Star City last night to bend a few ears in the high school football coaching community.
Steve Mason checks in with the UVa boss from the Jeffrson Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :25]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Spring Football Season; :42]
[SUPER=01-Dave Crist/Blacksburg Head Football Coach; :52]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:41]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((Walk ups were welcome, of course if your job title is high school football coach. After a sandwich and a soda, coaches like Byrd's Jeff Highfill, William Campbell's Brad Bradley, Blacksburg's Dave Crist, George Wythe's Donnie Pruitt, Staunton Rivers Bob Gray and several others feasted on several Al Groh topics ranging from the use of young players to UVa's 2002 season. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH :))
But the coaches were content to listen and learn form a coaching staff that, despite starting nine freshman, finishes second in the ACC. ((DAVID CRIST/BLACKSBURG HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
Groh also designated part of the evening for his assistant coaches to speak and he had strength Evan Markus, who came form the New Orleans Saints address the audience. Coach Groh feels strongly about his team after 12 of 15 spring practices.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[Child-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC2:00:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Words can hurt.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Advertising Federation hopes that's what parents remember when they talk to their kids. A new ad campaign on how verbal abuse can harm children and their self-esteem is debuting this month. April is Prevent Child Abuse Month.
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[SOT 00:34:38]
[IN Q=we've got]

((CHRIS HENSON/ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF RKE VALLEY; WE'VE GOT OUTDOOR BOARD BILLBOARDS THAT WILL GO UP FAIRLY SOON AND THAT SAME ART WILL WORK ON VALLEY METRO BUSES AS WELL AND THEN WE'VE GOT THREE PSA'S COMMERCIALS THAT WE HOPE TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Henson/Advertising Federation of Rke Valley;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=HOPE TO RUN .]
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[VO-NAT]

The campaign was developed for the Children's Advocacy Center for the Roanoke Valley. Some of the children featured in the campaign are from our area. (------------)