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Coming up on News 7-
A fatal shooting near Boones Mill involving a sheriff's deputy. Details ahead.
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We'll talk to the man who'll be Roanoke City council's newest member.
And a jazz and blues singer passes away.
Plus the Grandin Theater walk of fame takes shape.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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One person is dead after a fatal shooting in Franklin County.
Sherriff's officials say a deputy and a Franklin County Public Safety officer were attempting to serve a warrant tonight.
Gunfire erupted as they tried to arrest a suspect. That person was shot and killed.
The deputy and Franklin County safety officer were not hurt.
The incident happened on Virgil Goode highway near Boones Mill.
A News 7 crew is on the way and we'll have more information as it becomes available.

[Peterson-Arraignment]


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Laci Peterson's mother spoke publicaly tonight for the first time since her daughter's remains were found.
She spoke just hours after Scott Peterson pleaded innocent to murdering his wife and unborn child.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports, prosecutors say they may seek the death penalty, but so far they haven't said what evidence they have against Peterson.
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(( Wearing a jump suit and handcuffs, a clean-shaven Scott Peterson pleaded not guilty to killing his wife, Laci and their unborn son.
(quick nat break of judge speaking)

While the judge read the charges, Peterson winced at one point, but expressed little emotion. Also inside the courtroom, a sketch artist captured an embrace between Laci's mother and Scott's mother. The Peterson family continues to stand by their son. But his in-laws would not say anything specific about him, instead they vowed to seek justice. SHARON ROCHA/LACI'S MOTHER "She did not deserve to die ... and left in a water grave." Laci's body and baby Conner washed up on a San Francisco bay shore last week. Its the same area where Scott said he had gone fishing the day Laci disappeared. Although investigators have not said how the mother-to-be was killed, court documents say they believe she was murdered inside the home she shared with her husband. The family thanked the many strangers and friends who have left notes and items for Laci and her baby Conner. SHARON ROCHA/LACI'S MOTHER "Laci has come back to me ..." Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News: The court appointed Peterson an attorney. He will be held without bail until his next hearing in early May. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news Modesto.))

[Fitzpatrick]


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A familiar face will be the newest member of the Roanoke City Council.
Today, council members selected the person to succeed Bill Carder who is stepping down to take a job in South Boston.
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us who the designate is. Justin?
Jean, the person is no stranger to city council.
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Bev Fitzpatrick served on council ten years ago.
He says he got a call from a city council member about a week ago asking him if he was interested in the job.
After consulting with his wife and work, Fitzpatrick told the city he was interested.
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Fitzpatrick served on city council from 1988 to 1993 including two stints as vice mayor.
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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says council members were lobbied hard, and considered many qualified candidates.
In the end however, Fitzpatrick was their unanimous choice.
Fitzpatrick says his top priority is to continue to move the area forward and he believes it takes regional cooperation to achieve that.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/COUNCIL MEMBER DESIGNATE: ))
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Fitzpatrick is expected to take his seat on May 19th.
He does however hope to be briefed in the coming weeks on the upcoming budget for next year.
He'll serve on city council until July of 2004.
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Jean, I asked him whether he would then consider actually running for the seat once Carder's term is up. Fitzpatrick says he has no plans right now but he will keep the option open.

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This afternoon, Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham unveiled a 204- million dollar budget proposal that would trim services and raise some taxes and fees.
But today, she said officials have done their best to minimize the impact on city residents.
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While local revenues are on the rise, the city faces cuts in state funding.
Burcham has proposed increases for a number of city charges, including the E-911 tax, a short-term rental tax on videos and equipment, and sewage treatment fees.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; WE EXPECT THE IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD TO BE ABOUT THREE DOLLARS PER MONTH. AND WHILE WE WOULD HOPE WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO RAISE ANYTHING, WE THINK THREE DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE SERVICES WE DELIVER IN OUR CITY IS A REASONABLE VALUE.))
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Proposed increases did bring some complaints today, and city residents will have an opportunity to offer their opinions at a public hearing May first.

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If Southside's economy is going to survive without major input from tobacco, it needs to change its focus to more technology and research.
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The Institute of Advanced Learning and Research is an 18-million dollar facility slated to be built near the Danville regional airport.
Today, the Institute was awarded close to a million dollars in federal grants to help buy equipment and start research programs in a variety of fields.
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[IN Q=These new technologies]

((CHARLES STEGER/VA TECH PRESIDENT: THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL IN TURN CREATE A FOUNDATION FOR NEW BUSINESSES, FOR NEW JOBS AND FOR A NEW PROSPERITY. RESEARCH PROJECTS EMANATING FROM THE INSTITUTE WILL SPAN ALL OF SOUTHSIDE AND WILL ADVANCE OUR VISION OF A SUSTAINED, HEALTHY AND VIBRANT ECONOMY.))
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[OUT Q=and vibrant economy.]
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Once it's completed, officials hope the Institute will help attract talented researchers and scientists to the Danville area.
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[Horsley]


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A Lynchburg jury is hearing evidence in the trial of one of four men accused of beating another man to death last year.
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28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior died after a group of people attacked him in the 100 block of Jackson Street June 11th.
Brooks had reportedly gone to the area to buy crack cocaine.
24-year-old Shamaine Lamont Horsley is the first to be tried for the crime. Several witnesses testified today they saw Horsley hit Brooks in the head with a large stick.
The medical examiner says Brooks died from multiple blows to his head.
Horsley's defense will begin presenting its case tomorrow morning.
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Exploration is part of the essence of the human spirit.
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That's according to Colonel Frank Borman, commander of NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions. The retired astronaut spoke at Hollins University tonight as part of the school's science seminar.
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Borman says, even in light of disasters like the recent break up of Shuttle Columbia over Texas, the space program must go on.
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((COL. FRANK BORMAN/APOLLO ASTRONAUT: YOU CAN'T STOP HUMAN PROGRESS. IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE'VE HAD THESE FAILURES BUT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FAILURES IN A PROGRAM THAT'S RIGHT ON THE EDGE AND THE SHUTTLE IS RIGHT ON THE EDGE. IT'S RIGHT AT THE VERY, VERY TIP OF TECHNOLOGY.))
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Colonel Borman presided over the now defunct Eastern Airlines in the 1970s.
He now spends his time restoring aircraft.
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The man charged with rebuilding Iraq is in Baghdad, but many hope he won't stay long.
More on his mission...
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and the mission of some Virginia troops that shipped out today when News 7 returns.
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The American in charge of rebuilding Iraq says there won't be an American occupation.
Retired General Jay Garner said he has no intention of leading the Arab country.
But not everyone is convinced.
Teri Okita explains.
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((THE AMERICAN IN CHARGE OF RE-BUILDING IRAQ MADE ONE THING CLEAR DURING HIS FIRST VISIT TO BAGHDAD.
SOT: JAY GARNER/Postwar Administrator

"THE NEW RULER OF IRAQ IS GOING TO BE AN IRAQI. I DON'T RULE ANYTHING." TOURING A HOSPITAL AND A POWER PLANT....RETIRED U-S GENERAL JAY GARNER CALLED HIMSELF A FACILITATOR AND SAID HIS TOP PRIORITY IS RESTORING BASIC SERVICES.
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"WE ARE GOING TO HELP THEM WHERE WE CAN...BUT THEY ARE GOING TO FIX THEIR COUNTRY. I HAVE ALL THE FAITH IN THE WORLD THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."
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"DOWN, DOWN WITH AMERICA"\ NOT EVERYONE IN IRAQ BELIEVES GARNER. THESE PROTESTORS WANT U-S TROOPS OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY...UNCONVINCED THAT THE AMERICANS ARE HELPING. NATZ IN ARABIC... THIS MAN SAYS HE'S THE GOVERNOR OF BAGHDAD....CHOSEN BY THE IRAQI PEOPLE.
(SOT, DONALD RUMSFELD, DEFENSE SECRETARY, VARIOUS PEOPLE WILL EMERGE AS LEADERS...IT'LL SORT ITSELF OUT)
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THERE WAS ANOTHER EVEN LARGER PROTEST IN BAGHDAD ON MONDAY...THOUSANDS OF SHIITE MUSLIMS CALLING FOR THE RELEASE OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS THEY SAY ARE BEING HELD BY U-S FORCES IN NASSIRIYAH. AND ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CAPITAL..(BRIEF PAUSE FOR NATZ) ...THE WELCOME HUM OF A POWER PLANT. THE AL-DOURA PLANT HAS RE-OPENED AND WILL GRADUALLY RESTORE POWER TO SOME SIX MILLION PEOPLE.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: ANOTHER OF AMERICA'S "MOST WANTED IRAQIS" HAS BEEN CAPTURED. FORMER IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMMED AL-ZUBAYDI, IS THE NINTH IN SADDAM'S INNER CIRCLE TO BE KILLED OR CAPTURED. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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The war in Iraq may be winding down, but more troops are leaving Virginia heading overseas.
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Some 200 soldiers shipped out from Fort Eustis today.
They're members of the 155th Transportation Company... a unit that moves equipment and supplies and performs humanitarian missions.
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((SPEC. STEPHEN HOLDEN/10TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION; I JUST THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD CHANCE TO HELP ALL THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH A HUMANITARIAN AID MISSION.)) ((LT. TED JONES/10TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION; WE ARE ALL EXACTED BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO GO OVER THERE AND DO OUR JOB, SITTING HERE AND WAITING IS NO FUN.))
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The soldiers left Fort Eustis by bus, then boarded planes at Langley Air Force Base to begin their mission.
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Before Saddam Hussein's son Uday was driven from power, he drove in style.
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Today one of Uday Hussein's cars was on display for Iraqis to see.
It is a 90 thousand dollar Zimer Gold Spirit, with a gold plated steering wheel and a continental kit on the back.


Many stared at the car- something they are not used to seeing in this country.
Police recovered it from looters who had taken it from Uday's farm.
Uday once headed olympic organizing committee for Iraq.
Not only was he known for his flashy cars and clothes, but for beating and torturing athletes who did not perform.


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You may not be able to afford a 90 thousand dollar Zimmer- but if you're wondering what's trendy in transport or cool in the newest automobile-
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then New York City is the place to be.
20 new cars are debuting at the International Auto show this week.
It's a sign automakers are abuzz with innovation.
It's record year for new launches- 40 percent more than usual.
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((KATIE KERWIN/BUSINESS WEEK; INSTEAD OF ONE SIZE FITS ALL MID SIZE SEDANS YOU GET SORT OF SMALL, MEDIUM LARGE VARIATIONS. AND THE SAME THING IS NOW HAPPENING WITH THE TRUCK SIDE OF THE MARKET.))
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This Chrysler Pacifica looks just like a car from the front, but in the back it works like a minivan- it offers three rows of seats.
As sales of big sport utility vehicles begin to slow, car makers are pumping out lots of crossovers.
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((JOHN CASESA/MERRILL LYNCH AUTO ANALYST; THE REASONS THIS CROSSOVER TREND IS SO POWERFUL, THESE VEHICLES ARE BECOMING THE REPLACEMENT FOR THE AMERICAN FAMILY SEDAN. STATION WAGONS ARE ALREADY DEAD. PEOPLE LEFT TO GO TO MINIVANS, SPORT UTILITIES, BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF FOUR DOOR SEDAN OWNERS IN THE U.S.))
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Other trends- youth mobiles marketed to generation Y kids.
The Honda Element concept vehicles turns a campground into a drive in with its big screen and loud stereo.
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[Aliens]


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A group of Hispanic Virginians is unhappy with a bill that denies in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
And they are urging the governor to veto it.
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Opponents of the General Assembly-approved measure say it will hurt thousands of Virginia's students by denying them access to better jobs.
They also say the bill unfairly punishes children for decisions made by their parents.
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A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, who supports the measure, says in-state tuition should be reserved only for those who pay state income taxes.
Warner is expected to announce his decision on the bill next week.
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[Update-Shooting]


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An update now to that shooting in Franklin County.
The sheriff says the man killed was Claude Webster.
Officers were trying to serve a warrant on him for stalking his girlfriend.
Webster pulled a gun and a deputy shot him in the chest.
Webster was Franklin County's public safety director for nine years, but lost his job when he was convicted of drunk driving.


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Rodney Dangerfield is out of the hospital, but not out of trouble yet.
More on his condition when News 7 returns.
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And some people get fired up for this Easter-night tradition.
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[Celebrities]


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Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is out of the hospital.
He had brain surgery almost two weeks ago.
The 81-year-old comic plans to continue his recovery at home in preparation for heart valve replacement surgery in nearly two months.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/April 2002]


Jazz and Blues great Nina Simone died today at her home in France.
Her deep, raspy, forceful voice made her a unique figure in jazz and later helped chronicle the civil rights movement.
The North Carolina native was 70 years old.
[SUPER=@file]


One month after getting an Oscar Catherine Zeta Jones has a second child.
The actress has given birth to a daughter, Carys (KEHR-is)
The baby weighs six pounds, 12 ounces.
It is the second child for Zeta Jones and husband Michael Douglas.
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Easter traditions are not the same everywhere.
While some people go to Church and color Easter Eggs,
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[SUPER=03-Luegde, Germany;]

people in one small German town flock to Easter hill.
That's where townsfolk set huge wooden wheels on fire and send them down a hill.
No one really knows when the tradition joined Easter bonfires that burn throughout Northern Germany on Easter Sunday night.
Organizers say the danger is high.
Signs warn spectators to keep away from the starting point.
That's where huge wooden wheels are stuffed with dry straw.
Historical documents in other parts of Germany show burning wheels were used to symbolize light winning over darkness either in springtime or midsummer.
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NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, UVa and Tehc football and Hokie baseball, but first out extra point.
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The 107th edition of the Boston marathon was run today. It was anybody's race as nearly 20 thousand runners began the race in 70 degree weather. Svetlana Zakharova became the first Russian to win since 1993 by finishing first in the women's division. Her time was two hours 25 minutes and 19 seconds. American Marla Runyan was fifth, the best American finish in Boston since 1993.
Robert Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) of Kenya won the race, the 12th time in 13 years a Kenyan has won. His time was two hours, ten minutes and ten seconds to win by 23 seconds.
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We start on the NBA playoff hard wood where the San Antonio Spurs looked to avoid going down 2-nothing to Phoenix in game two.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/TNT; :00]

The Spurs were without David Robinson, out with a twisted knee.
Tim Duncan was his usual solid self, registering the double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs.
Stephon Marbury was the games high scorer, he knocked down 32 points but his Suns still trailed 47-41 at the [SUPER=

32-Phoenix/76/San Antonio/84;]half.
The Spurs trailed with under 5 minutes to play in the game but stormed back. Steve Jackson would tally 23 huge points as San Antonio evens the series at one game a piece with the 84-76 win.
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Bill Self is the new men's basketball coach at Kansas.
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Self was introduced in a news conference earlier today. He replaces Roy Williams who led the Jayhawks to the national championship game this past season.
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The Virginia Tech baseball game at UVa was cancelled today due to weather,
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the only thing that seems to be able to stop the Hokies these days. Tech is 26 and 11 and while the bats are sounding again it is this young pitching staff that continues to impress.
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In the Majors, The Blue Jays soiled the Sox in Boston.
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The Jays would spoil Boston's annual Patriots Day with a 11-6 win.
Toronto led five nothing in the top of the third when Chris Woodward cranks out a two run dinger to left center field. It was his first of the year and it gave his Jays a seven nothing cushion. Jays win by 5, 11-6.
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In Minnesota, the Yankees pounded the Twins 15-to-1. Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam. New York has beaten the Twin

s 13 straight times over the past two seasons.
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They say three is a charm and Al Groh's third season at UVa has tons of promise with all but three starters back on next seasons team.
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At this past Saturdays spring festival, many eyes were on quarterback Matt Schaub. Last seasons ACC player of the year is having to deal with added media attention and more pressure as the teams number one leader. In all Schaub feels spring went well.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :17]
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The sto watches have been put away, the weigh in s are over and the stats have all been compiled. The NFL draft is just days away. Travis Wells checks in on a few Hokies and their draft status.
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((NFL combine now in the books, the waiting game begins for draft hopefuls. If nothing else, the pre draft process has been a huge learning experience over the past 6 to 8 weeks.
Suggs: Willie:
Former Tech receiver Shawn Witten hasn't had to go through the process on his own. He's had his younger brother to share plenty of ideas with. Jason Witten is expected to be the first tight end selected after spending just three seasons at Tennessee.
Jason: Shawn:
The seven round draft gets underway Saturday afternoon. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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We started with the marathon and that is where we finish. With a little determination, anything is possible . Christina Ripp, from Illinois, won the women's Boston Marathon Wheelchair race, finishing in one hour and 54 minutes. She finished second last year.
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Roanoke's version of the walk of fame is almost set in stone.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Grandin Theatre is getting ready to put in its star sidewalk design. Hundreds were sold as a fundraiser for the restored movie house. Names and personal messages are engraved on the stainless steel stars. They're being proofread and laid into cement.
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((KATHY CHITTUM/GRANDIN THEATRE EXEC. DIR.; THE STARS WILL BE SET SIX TO A PENTAGON SHAPE AND THE PENTAGON WILL BE IN RED CONCRETE THEN THERE WILL BE WHITE CONCRETE STARS PLACED AROUND IT IT'S VERY VISUAL, THE GRANDIN WILL BE SPELLED OUT IN STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, IT'S BASICALLY A GIGANTIC PUZZLE PIECE.))
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The first of the stars should be placed in front of the theatre within a month. More than 600 stars have been sold and about 150 are still available. They cost is one-thousand dollars. You can pay monthly and with the purchase of each star, you get a free movie at the Grandin every month. (------------)