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Coming up on News 7-
A new budget in Roanoke County.. find out what it'll mean for taxes.
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A man is found dead of a gunshot wound in Roanoke.
A police chase ends in a crash in this region.
And contacts that could take the place of pinpricks for diabetics checking their blood sugar.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven.

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Roanoke Police are investigating the 12th homicide in Roanoke this year. They're looking for the public's help in solving the case.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The call to 9-1-1 was just before five p-m. The caller said a man looked like he was dead in a pick-up truck. Officers responded to Norfolk Avenue and 12th Street Southwest to find the victim of a gunshot wound. [***SHOOTING IN MONITOR**]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /Pulpit;]

News 7's Rachel Cannon was at the scene earlier today and joins us with the latest, Rachel? Jean, they have yet to release the identity of the man and will only do so after notifying his family.
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But officials are now saying they're investigating this case as a murder. They had waited to classify this case as a homicide until some initial analysis of the evidence.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The man was found in this green pick-up truck right next to Perry Park. Investigators chose not to remove the body because of the weather. Scattered rain showers could potentially damage forensic evidence. They made the decision to cover the area with a tarp, process the actual crime scene and then transport the vehicle with the body in it.
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON; WE'LL MOVE THE TRUCK TO A LOCATION A COVERED LOCATION SECURE LOCATION IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROCESS THE EVIDENCE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE TRUCK))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=OUTSIDE OF THE TRUCK.]
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[VO-NAT]

The medical examiner will also issue a report on the body. This case marks the 12th murder in the City of Roanoke this year.
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[LIVE= Rachel/FULL Pulpit]

Right now investigators have no scenario as to what may have happened in this case. Almost immediately after getting to scene, officers starting canvassing the neighborhood, gathering information and interviewing any witnesses.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel & JEan /Pulpit;]

Jean, anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Roanoke Police.

[Franklin-Shooting]


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State police are investigating the shooting of a former public safety director in Franklin County. We already know this much about Claude Webster's death:
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[SUPER=03-Boones Mill/Last Night]

His ex-girlfriend had sworn out a warrant against him for stalking. When officers arrived at Webster's mother's home, he wouldn't come to the door. The County dispatcher called and told him the officers were there to arrest him. He went to the door with a gun in his hand, and the two officers shot him.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Deputy Todd Maxey and Animal Control Supervisor Marvin Woodson were placed on leave WITH pay.

[Webster]


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Deborah Lawless had broken off her relationship with Webster in February, but says he continued to threaten her with phone calls and e-mail.
Lawless says he told her he would die before he let her go.
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Lawless says she didn't want Webster to be arrested, but decided to swear out the warrant after he drove his car into her garage door on Monday.
Speaking with News 7 this afternoon, Lawless said "He needed help and I think he was crying for help, and I couldn't help him."
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At the Franklin County Courthouse and on the streets of Rocky Mount, friends and former colleagues reacted to news of the shooting with shock and sadness.
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((RICHARD HUFF/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: CLAUDE WAS GOOD AT WHAT HE DID. HE GAVE IT HIS ALL. HE GAVE IT 110 PERCENT ALL THE TIME AND HE'S BEEN MISSED EVEN SINCE HE LEFT HIS EMPLOYMENT WITH COUNTY GOVERNMENT. AND YES IT CONTINUES TO BE A DIFFICULT SITUATION.)) ((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: EVERYBODY KNEW CLAUDE. I THINK THEY RESPECTED THE JOB THAT HE DID. I THINK THAT WE REALIZED THAT CLAUDE RECENTLY HAD HAD SOME PROBLEMS, BUT IT WASN'T IN ANYBODY'S MIND THAT THIS WOULD BE THE RESULT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney; :19]
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[OUT Q=that this would be the result.]
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[VO-NAT]


Webster served as Franklin County's public safety director for almost ten years, before he resigned last year.
In separate incidents, he faced charges of brandishing a firearm and driving under the influence.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Friends and former colleagues say they had tried to help Webster, and some who had spoken with him recently said he appeared to be putting his personal problems behind him.

[Medical-Center]


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A local hospital is cutting jobs. Danville Regional Health System says it's eliminating 70-positions.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]

The move is part of an overall reduction in expenses that will save the facility about three-million dollars. Hospital officials blame the cuts on Medicaid changes passed by the General Assembly this year. Danville Regional is reducing the number of Medicaid beds at its nursing facility and it's eliminating the outpatient pediatric rehab program.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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Of the 70-jobs cut, 26 were already vacant. Officials say the nurse to patient ratio is NOT being affected.

[County-Budget]


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Roanoke County administrators are sending a balanced budget to the Board of Supervisors.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Officials say the 127-million dollar budget for the general fund accomplishes many things in the County without raising taxes. The plan adds fire and rescue personnel, four sheriff's deputies and includes a regional storm water program. One of the biggest budget challenges this year was the loss of 570-thousand dollars in state funding.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR; IT REALLY WAS A DIFFICULT BUDGET YEAR FOR EVERYONE BUT WE CAME OUT BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT WE WERE WHEN WE STARTED THE PROCESS. HIGHLIGHTS, WE WERE ABLE TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, NO TAX INCREASES WE DID INCREASE THREE FEES.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=THREE FEES.]
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Those are ambulance and sheriff's fees. With a public hearing on the budget held earlier tonight, the Board is expected to adopt it at its first meeting in May.
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[Monty-Chase]


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A police chase in Montgomery County ended in a crash today.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

It began around three on Route-Eleven in Christiansburg, when officers say they tried to pull over 21-year-old Josiah Clark of Blacksburg for speeding. The chase ended almost a half hour later when Clark's car hit the back of a pickup in front of the Huckleberry Inn. Clark was the only one hurt in the crash. He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for minor injuries. Police say he will face several charges, including driving with a suspended license.
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[Broughton]


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A woman involved in a fatal accident in southwest Roanoke County last winter now faces a wrongful death suit.
Elizabeth Broughton (BRAW-tun) is being sued by the husband of the victim for 3-point-3 million dollars.
The motion for judgment filed today blames Broughton for the collision at Pleasant Hill Drive and Brambleton Avenue that killed 54-year-old Jo An Burton.
Broughton ran through a red light and hit Burton's car broadside last January.
Broughton was convicted of reckless driving and fined 250 dollars.

[CDC-Sars]


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The SARS death toll rises again in Canada.
A 64-year old man who had been treated as a possible SARS patient died today.
The outbreak of SARS in Toronto is prompting U-S Health officials to alert Americans travelling back to the states
from there.
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Air travelers from Toronto and the Far East are being told to be on the lookout for possible SARS symptoms- and if symptoms are found travelers are told to isolate themselves.
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((DR. JULIE GERBERDING/CDC DIRECTOR; AND WE ARE SPECIFICALLY ADVISING TRAVELERS OR OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT NOT TO JUST SHOW UP AT THE DOCTOR BUT TO CALL AHEAD.))
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That way health care workers can protect themselves from possible exposure to SARS.
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[Glucose-Contacts]


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Pricking your finger several times a day is no fun for diabetics.
But imagine if testing blood sugar were as easy as looking in the mirror.
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A new contact lens like this is under testing at the University of Pittsburgh.
That's where researchers are working on lens that can detect blood glucose levels in human tears.
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((DR. PAUL MYSTKOWSKI: YOU DO HAVE GLUCOSE IN YOUR TEARS AND THEY DO SEEM TO CORRELATE PRETTY WELL WITH YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS.))
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A sensor at the edge of the lens displays color based on a person's glucose levels.
If the glucose level is dangerously high, the contact's sensor will turn red.
Dangerously low and the color violet will show up.
Normal blood sugar would show up as green.
All the patient has to do is look into a compact mirror equipped with a color chart.
Researchers say it could take three to five years before we actually have contacts that monitor blood sugar.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If this approach works, it could also be used as a screening tool for diabetes.
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A happy homecoming for one former POW.
That's next on News Seven.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hornets end Roanoke's lacrosse season in the ODAC semis. The ACC baseball tournament will be in Salem next month - today the event picked up some serious steam. Curry gets his name cleared in court.

And Beamer and Bonnie chow down in the Star City tonight on the Big 7.))[POW-HOME]


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One of the seven POW's held captive in Iraq is now at home.
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[SUPER=203-Atlanta, GA]

26 year old Apache helicopter pilot Ronald Young Junior is back home tonight. The former POW arrived in Atlanta, Georgia. Young and six other Americans were held captive in Iraq by Saddam Hussein's government. Young is the first of the six POW's to be released from Fort Bliss since they returned home this past weekend. The others could be headed home by the end of the week. Young is based at Fort Hood in Texas.
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[Iraq]


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Today Iraqis came out of their homes by the thousands.
They are expressing their freedom of speech and freedom of religion- things that would have never been tolerated under Saddam Hussein's rule.
Chris Lawrence has more from Baghdad.
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[SUPER=201-Jay Garner/Postwar Administrator; 1:00]
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((SHIITE MUSLIMS SWAYED THEIR BACKS AND BEAT THEIR CHESTS WELL INTO THE NIGHT. AN ESTIMATED ONE-MILLION PEOPLE HAVE MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO THIS HOLY SHRINE IN KARBALA. SOME CRAWLED -- WHILE OTHERS SHED BLOOD -- IN HONOR OF AN ANCIENT MARTYR. BUT THEY ALSO CELEBRATED ... BECAUSE THE RULER WHO BANNED THIS RITUAL FOR DECADES ... IS NO LONGER IN POWER. EVEN THOUGH SHIITES MAKE UP ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF IRAQ'S POPULATION, THEY WERE POLITICALLY SUPPRESSED UNDER SADDAM'S REGIME. BUT NOW THEY'RE SPEAKING OUT -- AGAINST THE DICTATOR -- AND AGAINST AMERICA. THOUSANDS MARCHED IN BAGHDAD TO PROTEST THE U.S. PRESENCE IN IRAQ. CHRIS LAWRENCE/BAGHDAD: "This crowd's message is simple: no, no to bad treatment ... yes, yes to freedom" THE RETIRED GENERAL IN CHARGE OF IRAQ'S RECONSTRUCTION SAYS THE U.S. WANTS FREEDOM TOO -- FOR EVERYONE. LT. GENERAL JAY GARNER (RET) POSTWAR ADMINISTRATOR: "Our desire is that the new government of Iraq represent all Iraqi people." SADDAM HUSSEIN APPARENTLY HAD OTHER GOALS. U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE FOUND MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN GOLD AND AMERICAN CURRENCY THAT SADDAM KEPT STASHED AWAY. MOST OF IT WAS LIKELY SKIMMED FROM IRAQI OIL SALES. LOST WEALTH THIS COUNTRY HOPES TO RECLAIM -- ALONG WITH ITS TRADITIONS. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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There were protests closer to home today as well..
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[SUPER=203-Sunnyvale, California]

This one was held at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California. The "die-in" protest was organized by a group that claims the weapons manufacturer is using tax dollars to create weapons of mass destruction. Self-styled "Civilian weapons inspectors" have made attempts to inspect the facility for weapons of mass destruction.
Police arrested 25 of the 200 or so protesters for various charges, mainly stemming from their attempts to block traffic and access to the Lockheed facility.
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[Horsley]


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The first of five men charged with beating a Lynchburg man to death is headed to prison for the crime.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


24-year-old Shamaine Lamont Horsley was found guilty of first degree murder today for the death of 28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior last June.
Horsley and four other men beat Brooks to death in the 100 block of Jackson Street after Brooks had gone there reportedly looking to buy crack cocaine.
Horsley's attorneys had argued their client was "not" responsible for delivering the lethal blows that killed Brooks.
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((MARK ARTHUR/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE ARE WORKING ON THE APPEAL, AND HE UNDERSTANDS THE JURY CAME TO A DECISION AND HE RESPECTS THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE THE ISSUES IN THE CASE HAVE BEEN FULLY DECIDED.))
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The jury recommended a 20-year prison term for Horsley.
One of the other defendants has pleaded guilty and is testifying against the other three suspects in the killing.

They'll be tried separately later this spring.
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[VDOT-Comments]


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Work to add turn lanes to an intersection near Smith Mountain Lake is on hold after Bedford County Supervisors found dozens of public comments about the project were forged.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

In 1998, Bedford County Supervisors added the turn-lane project for the White House area of Routes 608 and 626 to their 6-year plan.
Before the vote was reaffirmed late last year, Supervisors took into consideration dozens of public comment cards, many of which turned out to be fake. The county is requesting a police investigation.
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((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE DON'T FEEL THAT THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS PROPER AND WE'RE GONNA BE LOOKING AT WHAT KIND OF PROCEDURE WE CAN DEVELOP TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN PEOPLE MAKE WRITTEN COMMENTS THAT WE'RE GETTING COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY EXIST.))
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[VO NAT :05] A spokesperson for VDOT says she doesn't think a crime has been committed.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: THE COMMENT SHEETS ARE LOOKED AT CLOSELY BUT WHAT WE LOOK FOR IS CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM THAT WOULD HELP US MAKE THE PROJECT BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=help us make the project better.]
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The Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney did not return our call for comment.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, see how Virginia Tech is bringing the cattle industry into the internet age.
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And need an extra phone book?
How about 900 of them?
That's one man's dilemma.
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[Commercial]

[Cattle-Auction]


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From the barnyard to the blue screen, the cattle business is going high-tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Starting tomorrow, the Virginia Tech Dairy Club will host an online-cattle auction, to be the largest of its kind. 60-cattle from all over the country will be up for sale, from mature cows to ones not even born.
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((5658 WE'RE SELLING ACTUAL EMBRYO PACKAGES AND THESE ARE JUST FROZEN EMBRYOS. THEY'RE ALREADY FERTILIZED AND THEY'RE BASICALLY WAITING FOR A CARRIER, WAITING FOR SOMEBODY TO IMPLANT THEM IN A SURROGATE MOTHER SO THAT THEY CAN CARRY THOSE FULLTERM 5713))
[SUPER=01-John Grantham/Virginia Tech Dairy Club;]
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The auction is being run by about 25-students, who will receive a portion of the sales. It begins tomorrow morning and ends Friday.
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[WIPE TO HOMEPAGE FS] There's still time to register. You can find a link to the auction website on our homepage at wdbj7.com
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[Phone-books]


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Talk about a special delivery- A Wisconsin man ordered an extra phone book and ended up with much more than that.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Antigo, WI;]


The Post office called Lee Kubiaczyk (KOO-BEE-ZACK) to pick up his package.
When he got there, he couldn't believe his eyes. Verizon had sent him 903 phone books.
It says a computer software glitch caused the problem.
Kubiaczyk (Koo-bee-zack) says he'll hand out phone books to all his relatives, friends, neighbors and anyone else who wants some.
Verizon will take the rest back.
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[S-Extra]


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Baseball, lacrosse, hoops and even a little football are all on the way this evening.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - The Roanoke Valley Hokie Club and its more than 1500 members took over part of the Hotel Roanoke tonight for its annual Orange and Maroon dinner. The featured guests for the $25 dollar a head evening were the occupants of the Merryman Center who also happen to be two of most successful coaches on campus - football boss Frank Beamer and women's hoops coach Bonnie Henrickson. Now tonight's scores.
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[S-NBA]


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The NBA playoffs are continuing tonight in two series. Milwaukee beat New Jersey 88-to-85 to even that best of seven at a game a piece. And the Lakers are battling the T-Wolves in two, as well this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]

In the NHL the Philadelphia Flyers hosted Toronto in game seven of this series. This series had featured 7 overtime periods coming into tonight - but game seven was nothing but a rout. Mark Recchi scored twice and Justin Williams collected
[SUPER=31-Toronto/1/Philadelphia/6/Flyers Win Series 4-3;]

three points as the Flyers raked the Maple Leafs 6-to-1 in the deciding game of the conference quarterfinals.
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[S-Radford]


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The Radford men's basketball program signed two players today. Dan Ross and Chris Oliver inked scholarship papers to play for Byron Samuels. Ross is a six-six shooting guard from Baltimore. Oliver is a six seven player from Kernersville, North Carolina. He is considered one of the top 30 players in the Tarheel state.

[S-LAX]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The ODAC men's lacrosse semi-finals took place today. Washington & Lee upset Hampden-Sydney 8-to-5, and in the other game Roanoke hosted Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00]


Bill Pilat and his Maroons entered the game with an 11 and 4 record.
The Hornets led much of the first half and when Kip Campbell finds the back of the net on this shot it was 8-5 Hornets with a few minutes left to play in the first half.
But the third quarter would be all Roanoke. Dan Reed closes Lynchburg's' 9-6 first half lead to two goals on this tally 45 seconds into the third.
Lynchburg's Charlie Enman then shoots point blank for the goal. 10-7.
Roanoke's Andy Bonasera finds Kris Davis in front of the goal and he finishes with the goal.
[SUPER=34-Lynchburg/13/Roanoke/10;]


Bonasera then ties it at 10. But the Hornets dominated the fourth quarter and advance to host the ODAC championship Saturday in Lynchburg with the 13-to-10 win.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In one other note from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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Tony Shaver, the head coach at Hampden-Sydney College for the past 17 seasons, is considered to be one of the top candidates for the vacant head coaching position at William & Mary. Shaver admits he is interested in the job.
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The Virginia Tech golf team won the Big East championship today. Jay Hardwick's Hokies entered the final round trailing Notre Dame by four shots on the Fighting Irish's home course.
Tech trailed by 9 shots with just three holes to play - but Tech completed the comeback as Notre Dame played the final hole at 5 over par. Tech's Brendon De Jonge (De Young) won medalist honors for the Hokies, who have now won three straight Big East titles.

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The City of Champions is preparing for what officials hope is another diamond gem.
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Salem welcomed ACC assistant commissioner Dolores "Dee" Todd to town today to help kickoff the conference baseball tournament that will invade Salem Memorial Stadium May 20th through the 25th. The ACC baseball tournament is making its first appearance in Virginia.
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[OUT Q=....people in the stands"]
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The Virginia Cavaliers should help put people in the stands. The Wahoos have already beaten ranked teams N.C. State, Clemson and Miami this season. Serving as the host school is great motivation for UVa.
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[OUT Q=....pride for us"]
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There are all kinds of ticket packages available at the Salem Civic Center box office. They range in price from $65 for a reserved seat behind home plate that gets you in for every tournament game over the span of the six day event to a one game student/senior citizen ticket that costs just $3.50.
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You can get a jump on the tournament by taking in a college classic tomorrow night as Virginia Tech and UVa hook up at Salem Memorial at 7.

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One of Al Groh's elected football captains for the upcoming season has had his name cleared in the court of law.
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UVa cornerback Almondo "Muffin" Curry has been found innocent on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge. Curry was charged January 19th after an incident involving another non-football playing U-V-A student. Virginia's coaching staff believed all along that Curry would be cleared, and thus he participated in the just completed spring practice.
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If you're tired of every new track in NASCAR turning out to be a cookie cutter one and a half mile tri-oval, a developer up north hopes to give you some relief. Morton Salkind wants to build a 9 tenths of a mile long short track in Linden, New Jersey. The $401 million dollar project would feature 100,000 seats, a 20 story hotel and a 400 thousand square foot entertainment center. This is the same guy that tried to build a track at the Jersey Meadowlands.