[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The commissioner of the Big East Conference says Miami holds the cards.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the widow of a slain lawman wants to know why the judge reduced the punishment for her husband's killer from death to life.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight in sports, Mike Stevens weighs in with more from Ponte Vedra on the Big East meetings, we'll hear from Roanoke's Tyler Lumsden on the eve of the ACC baseball tournament and
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[VO-NAT]


Former Hokie Dell Curry took some swings at the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club's annual fundraiser today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


After the soaking weekend rains, what is next? Soaking mid-week rains. So it only makes sense that it is hurricane awareness week. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[IN Q=Everyone is ]

((EVERYONE IS WORKING VERY HARD TO KEEP THIS CONFERENCE TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=this conference together.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With the future of the Big East Conference and Virginia Tech athletics hanging in the balance, coaches and administrators are meeting in Florida.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They're trying to figure out what should be done now that the A-C-C has asked Boston College, Syracuse, and Miami to join its conference.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Big-East]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#13:02 on 03-25]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Big East Athletic Directors met for more than five hours today in an attempt to protect their livelihood.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Mike/Starlink]


Mike Stevens is in Ponte Vedra Florida with words from the conference commissioner and others.
[Live=Mike Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Tranghese/Big East Commissioner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL; ]
[SUPER=01-Paul Dee/Miami Athletic Director; ]
[SUPER=01-Jake Crouthamel/Syracuse Athletic Director; ]
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[School-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:54:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of the Roanoke City School Board say they want more information, following charges the school system has under- reported serious incidents.
Today, Superintendent Wayne Harris asked for a state audit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In a new release, board members said they are concerned about the accuracy of the serious incident reports and have requested more detailed information from the superintendent.
Wayne Harris said he welcomes the board's request, and he has also asked state officials to review the discipline data for the last three years.
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[IN Q=I have no reason]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT ANYONE HAS ATTEMPTED TO SKEW THE DATA OR MISREPRESENT THE DATA. ANY ERRORS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, BASED ON WHAT I KNOW HAVE BEEN A LACK OF CLARITY IN WHAT THEY SHOULD BE REPORTING.))
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[OUT Q=what they should be reporting.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school system recently acknowledged errors and corrected the discipline report for the 2001- 2002 school year.
But some parents have questioned whether the updated information is accurate.
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[Ward]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC24:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The F-B-I says a Roanoke man held up a local bank, so he could pay back the money he'd taken from a Subway restaurant where he worked.
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[VO-NAT]

After seeing a bank surveillance photo of the robbery suspect on television, 26-year old Benjamin Harrison Ward called an acquaintance.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 7]

Ward was crying, saying he had to commit the robbery to pay a debt. Ward was arrested Saturday night for the armed robbery at the Valley Bank branch on Crystal Spring Avenue. Subway Restaurant manager Rupert Bonhotel told the F-B-I that Ward paid him 16-hundred dollars the day after the robbery.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Court records indicate Ward also wired his girlfriend 26-hundred dollars.

[Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:41:18]
[GRAPHIC=Frankie Betterton]


He wasn't the first and he may not be the last police officer to be killed while serving the people of Pittsylvania County.
But friends and the family of Deputy Frankie Betterton want to make sure the public never forgets the sacrifices police officers make every day.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=It had been]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Invest. Vic Ingram/Memorial Organizer; :12]
[SUPER=04-April 24; :28]
[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Hurt/(R) Chatham; :44]
[SUPER=01-Mary Betterton/Widow of Slain Officer; :56]
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[OUT Q=News7, Chatham.]

(( It had been 63 years since a police officer had been slain in Pittsylvania County before Frankie Betterton's murder last May.
He was the fifth in the county's history to make that sacrifice.
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((INVEST. VIC INGRAM/MEMORIAL ORGANIZER: THIS DESIGN WILL BE SIMPLE YET DIGNIFIED, SYMBOLIC OF SACRIFICE AND SORROW, BUT YET A PLACE OF HEALING TO HONOR AND PRAISE THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL.))
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[OUT Q=gave their all.]


At a service honoring the officers and their families, plans were unveiled for a police memorial to be built on the grounds of the Chatham courthouse.. the same courthouse where Roy Douglas Inge escaped the death penalty last month when a judge reduced a jury's sentence to life in prison.
The decision shocked the local community.. and one local delegate says he'll introduce legislation requiring judges to explain such rulings.
[SOT 10:32:54]

((DEL. ROBERT HURT/(R) CHATHAM: OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM REQUIRES THAT PEACE OF MIND, UNDERSTANDING COME WITH VERDICTS AND SO I THINK THAT'S THE GENESIS OF IT.))
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((MARY BETTERTON/WIDOW OF SLAIN OFFICER: I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT PART NOT BEING ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY AND I THINK THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE BENEFICIAL TO THE FAMILIES TO HAVE SOME EXPLANATION WHY THE SENTENCE WAS CHANGED.))
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[OUT Q=was changed.]


Meanwhile, fundraising for the 30-thousand dollar memorial is already under way.
They hope to have it finished in time for Police Memorial Week next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Chatham. ))

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


It's news Southside doesn't want... hundreds of layoffs in the furniture industry.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And you may not even know it, but you're being watched in many parts of Central and Southwest Virginia.
Find out why it's happening more and more often, next.
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[1Eye-Spy]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-24 2:08:24]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

More people are watching you in more places, and you probably don't even know it.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The use of camera surveillance is on the rise and it's expected to keep growing for years to come.
[GRAPHIC=Eye Spy FS in MONITOR]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/NEwsroom Pod ;]

Rachel Cannon joins us with more on what kind of tracking is going on in our area. Rachel? Keith and Shannon, There are a number of reasons why the use of videotaping is being used more frequently.
[LIVE=Rachel Full/NEwsroom Pod ]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

These days most people aren't even surprised to see a camera taping them at a local convenience store, at a mall or at their bank A-T-M machine. But what may surprise you is that more and more "eye spies" are actually pointed at you in public.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Huddleston/State Security; :15]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :22]
[SUPER=01-Mark Grunewald/W & L School of Law Professor; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=BASIS FOR OBJECTION.]

(( ((NATS people walking)) As you go about your daily life, there's a good chance someone is watching.
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[IN Q=CAMERAS]

((JOE HUDDLESTON/STATE SECURITY; CAMERAS ARE EVERYWHERE.))
[OUT Q=EVERYWHERE.]

Joe Huddleston is Vice President of State Security. He says camera surveillance is the fastest growing part of his business.
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[IN Q=most people]

((JOE HUDDLESTON/STATE SECURITY; MOST PEOPLE ARE SURVEILLED BY CAMERAS AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES A DAY AS THEY MOVE AROUND THE COMMUNITY.))
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[IN Q=ON ANY GIVEN]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; ON ANY GIVEN DAY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE USE THIS CORRIDOR OFF OF CHURCH AVENUE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF DOWNTOWN ROANOKE BUT WHAT THEY MAY NOT KNOW IS THAT TWO CAMERAS ARE CATCHING THEIR EVERY MOVE.))
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[IN Q=cameras tend]

((CAMERAS TEND TO BLEND INTO THE ENVIRONMENT NOW.))
[OUT Q=NOW.]

Which is the case on the Norfolk Southern building. The cameras at each end resemble lights, but don't let looks fool you. This is Joe Huddleston's best seller.
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[IN Q=this camera]

((THIS CAMERA CAN HAVE A PRESET POSITION, ROTATE ZOOM IN AND LOCK IN AND FOCUS ON A TARGET WITHIN 2 SECONDS OR LESS.))


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The same camera can also be seen on Roanoke's pedestrian bridge and other buildings. Huddleston says September 11th and the affordability of digital technology fuels growth in surveillance.
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[IN Q=there will]

((MARK GRUNEWALD/W & L SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSOR; THERE WILL BE GREATER CONCERN AS CAMERAS ARE USED MORE WIDELY.))
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Attorney Mark Grunewald specializes in privacy issues at Washington and Lee School of Law. He says from a legal standpoint, all this surveillance is perfectly legal. When you're in public, there is an implied consent to be taped.
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[IN Q=UNLESS ]

((MARK GRUNEWALD/W & L SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSOR; UNLESS LEGISLATURES PASS LAWS RESTRICTING THAT KIND OF SURVEILLANCE THERE'S REALLY NO OTHER BASIS FOR OBJECTION.))
[OUT Q=FOR OBJECTION.]))
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[GRAPHIC=Eye Spy FS in MONITOR]
[LIVE=Rachel Full/Newsroom Pod]

What could be difficult in passing new legislation on this is that people have different levels of sensitivity to surveillance. What may conjure up Big Brother images for some people may not bother another person.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Newsroom Pod ;]

Keith and Shannon, privacy experts say the first thing that could be regulated is how long the actual surveillance tapes could be kept before they're required to be taped over.


[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC52:03]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A rollover accident on Interstate 81 backed up traffic for nearly an hour this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened on northbound 81 just after the Hollins exit around 3:30.
State Police say a 52 year old woman from Canada was trying to move from the left to the right lane.
She swerved to avoid a car, causing her 1997 BMW to rollover several times.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with facial lacerations and a possible broken arm.
No charges have been filed.
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[Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

O'Sullivan Industries is the latest furniture company to announce job cuts. The South Boston plant will layoff 200 workers with the next 60 to 90-days. Officials say the positions are hourly and salaried. The move is blamed on sluggish sales, a weak economy and increasing foreign competition.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Weakness in the dollar translated into weakness on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW tumbled 186 points.
NASDAQ lost 46.
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[GOP-Primaries]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

Hundreds of Republican voters in the New River Valley selected their party candidates in two separate primaries this weekend.
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[Take Pinnacle Page Full #1000]

In Floyd County, Gordon Hannett won the Republican nomination for Commonwealth's Attorney, over Jonathan Rogers.
[Next Page #1001]

And Shannon Zeman beat out Joe Turman and Steve Tolbert in a three-way race for Sheriff.
[Next Page #1002]

In Carroll County, the only contested race was for the Commissioner of Revenue, where Louise Quesenberry defeated Michael Gayheart.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The statewide deadline for candidates to file for non-primary races is June 10th.

[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC55:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Life threw him a curveball that prevented a shot at major league baseball, but today, a new dream is good for a home run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS Early Show]

Playing pro baseball was always a dream for Paul Akers. Akers played some minor league ball, but gave up his shot at the big leagues to settle down in (freeze) Fries and take care of his wife and twin daughters. This morning, the CBS Early Show played wish-granter and arranged for an all expenses paid trip to Atlanta to watch the Braves. And Braves Manager Bobby Cox offered a few extra perks.
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[SOT 8:13:47]
[IN Q=We'd also like you]

((BOBBY COX/BRAVES MANAGER: WE'D ALSO LIKE YOU TO BE OUR GUEST DURING BATTING PRACTICE, WATCHING THE TEAM WARM UP, AND LATER ON, SERVE AS OUR HONORARY TEAM CAPTAIN DURING PRE-GAME CEREMONIES.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Cox/Braves Manager;]
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[OUT Q=during pre-game ceremonies.]
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[VO-NAT]

Akers' day in the park is sure to be especially meaningful since he's in his 80s and has never attended a major league game.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, Mike Stevens checks in from Florida with words from Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, Dell Curry gets in a little golf in the Valley, and
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[VO-NAT]


Clemson's Roanoke native Tyler Lumsden talks about the first ever ACC Baseball Tournament in Salem.
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 TC11954]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]


Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese was passionate today in his address to coaches, athletic directors and members of the media at the conference meetings in Ponte Vedra.
[Double Boxes=Travis and Mike/Starlink]


Mike Stevens joins us now with the latest on the league's efforts to keep Miami right where the Hurricanes are. Mike..
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[SUPER=01-Jim Boeheim/Syracuse Head Basketball Coach; :39]
[SUPER=01-Geno Auriemma/Connecticut Women's Basketball Coach; 1:00]
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((travis ad libs out))

[S-Dell]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-146 1:26:18]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech athletic supporters got together today to help raise money for the program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Former Hokie and 16 year NBA veteran Dell Curry joined 129 other golfers in the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club outing at the Roanoke Country Club. Curry, who is now retired from playing, is still very much involved in Tech athletics but even he is left guessing about what Tech's conference affiliation will be.
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[SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Retired from Raptors This Season; :00]
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC13604]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Baseball Tourney]


The ACC Baseball Tournament will get underway in Salem for the first time tomorrow night with Maryland and Duke squaring off in the play-in game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


This afternoon Cave Spring alum Tyler Lumsden and his Clemson Tiger teammates worked out at William Byrd in preparation for Wednesday's opener against North Carolina.
Lumsden is 8 and 1 heading into this week's tourney, where his family and friends probably won't see him pitch until Clemson's second game which would be Thursday at 5pm.
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[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/Clemson Pitcher; :03]
[SUPER=01-Jack Leggett/Clemson Head Coach; :15]
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[OUT Q=for the Clemson Tigers."]

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