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Coming up on News 7-
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Governor Warner pays a visit to Southside focusing his attention on the area's health needs. Staying healthy is on the minds of many, as a hepatitis outbreak spreads to more parts of the country. And the nation remembers the death of President John-F-Kennedy 40-years later.
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News 7 is next.

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Investigators across the region are busy tonight, as 3 people are killed in several separate murders in the last 24 hours.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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We start in Roanoke where one man is dead tonight after being shot while sitting in his car.
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Police say 23 year old William Fernando Rodriguez was found sitting in the driver's seat of his Dodge Neon with the car running and several bullet holes in the car. The shooting occured on 17th Street just north of Patterson Avenue. The victim's brother said Rodriquez was at a friend's house playing video games before the shooting. Initial reports were that a car was seen leaving the scene through an alley a half a block away. Rodriguez's body was sent to the Medical Examiner for autopsy.
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Lynchburg police are treating the discovery of the body of woman near downtown as a homicide.
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Police were called to the intersection of 12th and Grace Streets around four o'clock.
That's where the body of a white female, believed to be in her 30's, was found behind the old Lynchburg Steam Bakery building.
Authorities say the area has been a hangout for homeless people.
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((CAPT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE BUILDING IS RATHER AN OLD BUILDING, AND MANY, MANY YEARS AGO IT WAS THE LYNCHBURG STEAM BAKERY AND IT'S BEEN SEVERAL THINGS SINCE THEN. PRESENTLY THE UPPER LEVEL IS OCCUPIED BY A SMALL CHURCH. THE DOWNSTAIRS AREA WHERE THIS WHITE FEMALE WAS LOCATED IS JUST A DOCK AREA, AN OLD STORAGE AREA AND IT'S NOT BEING USED BY ANYONE.))
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Police say it's apparent the woman died violently.
They're pursuing several leads, but ask anyone with information about the crime to call the Lynchburg police.
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Two men are in custody after last night's shooting outside a Gretna football game.
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Two men were shot and transfered to Danville Regional Medical Center. 29 year old Lynndell Powell, of Hurt was pronounced dead on arrival. A 16 year old was treated and released for a leg wound. A nearby resident says she heard the shots and then saw everyone scatter.
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[pre- pro 4483] Edwin Rontae Hodnett was arrested this morning in connection with the shooting. He's being held at the Pittsylvania County Jail without bond. [pre- pro 4484] 19- year- old Jonathan Lynn Carter turned himself into authorities shortly after 9 tonight. He is being held without bond. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.
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A Martinsville man is in the hospital after being shot in a local park.
Officials say 19 year old Anthony Javon Waller was shot several times last night at the city's Reservoir picnic shelter.
Police say Waller was shot in the head, shoulder and back. He is being treated at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
18 year old Joseph Chad Lockett is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
Lockett is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.

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An accident last night in Floyd County killed two people, and sent three to the hospital. Police say a 17 year old was driving a pickup truck on Route 221 around 11 o'clock when he crossed the center line and hit a car head on. 19 year old Johnathan Lynwood Quintrell of Rocky Mount and his fianc´┐Ż 19 year old Megan Dawn Hall were both killed.

Neither were wearing seat belts. Their children, a 3 year old boy and a one month old girl were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car, 20 year old Terri Lynn Plunkett of Hardy was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There is no word on the condition of the driver of the pickup, who is not being identified because of his age and pending charges.


[Health-Fair]


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Tough economic times have left hundreds of southside residents without health insurance. Today many of those people attended a Martinsville health fair, along with Governor Mark Warner. As Jennifer Wishon reports, both residents and lawmakers are hoping the need for free health services is short lived.


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((In a matter of days Governor Mark Warner plans to reveal his much anticipated tax reform plan. He says he hopes to create a tax system that's fair for all Virginians.
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((GOVERNOR WARNER: AT THIS POINT I DON'T THINK OUR TAX CODE ENDS UP CHARGING THE RIGHT PEOPLE FAIRLY AND I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE AN AWFUL LOT OF VIRGINIANS HAPPY WITH THE PLAN I OUTLINE ON MONDAY.))
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Warner was in town for a fair designed to help Southside's uninsured catch up with their health care. Martinsville native Betty Williams says the community support has been overwhelming.
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((BETTY WILLIAMS: I THOUGHT IT WAS WONDERFUL. IT JUST SHOWS THE COMPASSION THAT GOVERNOR WARNER HAS AND SHOWS THE COMPASSION THAT THE PEOPLE IN MARTINSVILLE HAVE.))
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This man greeted the governor after having 12 teeth extracted.
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((MAN, I DON'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU WHEN THE NOVACAINE WEARS OFF.))
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More than 600 teeth were extracted and 500 filled over the two day period. Governor Warner called the entire event a miracle, but hopes the future brings a more permanent fix.
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((GOVERNOR WARNER: THANK GOD FOR THESE PEOPLE BEING WILLING TO HELP, BUT IT'S ONLY HELPING ONE TIME. MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO NEED DENTAL CARE, HEALTH CARE THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS FROM NOW.))
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But 16th District Delegate Robert Hurt says Southside's unity during tough economic times has made all the difference.

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((ROBERT HURT: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE GOVERNMENT, NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE TAX PEOPLE, WILL ALWAYS HAVE LIMITED RESOURCES, BUT WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT THE SPIRIT AND THE VOLUNTEERISM OF INDIVIDUALS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY, THE RESOURCES ARE LIMITLESS.))
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((DR. MARK CRABTREE: IT JUST WARMS YOUR HEART. THERE'S A MILLION BLESSINGS HAPPENING IN THIS BUILDING TODAY.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: PROJECT ACCESS IS AN ORGANIZATION OUT OF DANVILLE THAT WORKS WITH THE UNINSURED. THEY'VE ALREADY BEGUN COMPILING THE INFORMATION GATHERED AT THE HEALTH FAIR TO CREATE A REPORT FOR GOVERNOR WARNER ON THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE REGION. THAT REPORT IS EXPECTED WITHIN A FEW WEEKS. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE.))
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Still ahead on the newscast, authorities trace the source of a hepatitis outbreak in Pennsylvania...
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and also, the Roanoke Visitors Center hopes a new building will be a welcome addition.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office, the Eagle has landed as BC hands Tech a parting shot in the Big East finale. The Hoos leap into bowl contention and college hoops from Blacksburg to Durham to Salem. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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At least 16 people are dead in two separate car bombings in Iraq.
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The bombs went off within minutes of each other outside police stations in towns near Baghdad. The military says they appear to have been coordinated. Six police officers are dead and ten civilians hurt during the first attack. Six more police officers were killed in the other attack, along with three civilians, including a five year old girl.


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Authorities are trying to link two more Hepatitis-A outbreaks with the massive one in Pennsylvania.
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Outbreaks in Georgia and Tennessee have been traced to at least three Mexican firms. The largest Hepatitis-A outbreak ever is linked to green onions at a Chi Chi's restaurant in Pittsburgh. The onions in that incident were also traced back to Mexican firms.
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Officials at Kent State University say one of their students has also contracted the disease.
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((JOHN FLERITO/KENT STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR--WE NOTIFIED ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED ON THE SAME FLOOR AND SHARED THE SAME BATHROOM WITH HIM THAT THEY'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS A. WE CONSIDER THAT A CASE OF CLOSE CONTACT BY SHARING THE SAME BATHROOM))
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In response, students in the same dormitory were offered a vaccine.
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After three hours of raucus debate, the House of Representatives passed a controversial new Medicare package.
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It was a close vote with five tipping the scales in favor. The bill has already been sent to the Senate, where debate is expected to last three days. The new plan would give prescription drug coverage to 40 million seniors, but starting in 2006 they will have to switch to a private health care provider.
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A controversial part of the package that would limit access to outpatient therapies has been altered in the final bill. A two year moratorium has been put on a rule that would limit physical and speech therapy to only 15 hundred dollars per year.
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Still to come, highlights from across the Commonwealth, as Virginia wins, and V-T drops a close one.
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but before that, thousands of people flock to the spot were 40 years after the fatal shots were fired in the Kennedy assassination.
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[Kennedy]


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It's been 40 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and for many people the sense of loss has not diminished. Thousands gathered in Dealey Plaza today to mark the somber anniversary. Elizabeth Sanchez reports from Dallas.
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((The grief and disbelief still fill Americans hearts forty years later. The letters they leave behind express their sadness. They come from all over the world to mark the moment President John F Kennedy was killed in Dealy plaza.
SOT Patrick Winters, Ireland Resident

YOU JUST WANT TO BE HERE AND TAKE IT ALL IN. Some still have suspicions about who was behind the assassination, others just want to savor the life of a man who died too young. Stand Up: The Kennedy generation becomes fewer in number each year. But for those who were alive on that November day, they recall how the country changed.
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be that was it.
SOT: Jeff West, Professor UT Dallas There is a perception or ideal that had he lived things would have turned out diff

erently. Track: In the end, what might have been remains unanswered and questions about how and why it happened will forever live in so many minds. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news Dallas.))

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A Salem man remembers the day he met J-F-K during a campaign visit to Roanoke.
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Howard Packett was a new reporter for the Roanoke Times, when he covered Kennedy's visit in 1960. Hundreds of people turned out at Woodrum Field that day. Packett has kept photographs of the event inside a trunk, and hadn't looked at them again until today. He says Kennedy's visit was one story he'll never forget.
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((HOWARD PACKETT/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: I JUST SAID HAS IT BEEN TOUGH OUT THERE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, AND HE SAID IT CERTAINLY HAS, I'LL BE GLAD WHEN IT'S OVER, IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, THE ELECTION WAS OVER IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS, I THINK. SO IT WAS REALLY, ANYTIME YOU GET TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IT'S REALLY EXCITING, ESPECIALLY THE KENNEDYS THEY WERE SPECIAL PEOPLE YOU KNOW.))
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Richard Nixon carried Virginia in the 1960 election, winning the state by 60-thousand votes.
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Coming up, Tech leaves the Big East on a downer, the Wahoos inch closer to a possible postseason trip to Florida, plus college hoops , but first tonight's extra point
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JJ Redick and the Duke Blue Devils opened their roundball season tonight in Durham against the University of Detroit. Redick scored 19 points in the 67 to 56 win.
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The Hokies lost their final game in the Big East this afternoon as Senior day turned out to be a problem for more than just the upperclassmen. Mike Stevens has our story.
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UVa became bowl eligible with a 29-17 win over Georgia Tech. Steve Mason has more.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the 100th meeting between Michigan and Ohio State, Chris Perry rushed for 154 yards and two scores, as the Wolverines celebrated the centennial by beating the Buckyeyes 35-21 clinching the Big Ten title and a likely spot in the Rose Bowl.
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In the SEC, LSU's Matt Mauck tossed two TD passes and the Tigers held off a late Ole Miss rally to get a leg up in the SEC West, 17-14.
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The Seth Greenberg era got off to a nice start tonight in the Cassell. Greenberg's Hokies beat up on New Hampshire.
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Greenberg looked relaxed as he took the floor in front of the home folks for the first time.
Philip McCandies got the party started going right down the lane for an easy bucket.
Then check out true freshman Zabian Dowdell rain down a long range bomb. Dowdell scored 15 points 5 assist and no turnovers in his debut.
Bryant Matthews led the way with 21.
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The senior gets the steal and knocks in the pull-up jumper at the other end. Tech blew out UNH 79 to 49.
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Roanoke College also took to the court tonight in the Salem Bank & Trust tipoff.
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Page Moir's Maroons battled the Quakers from Earlham in Indiana.
We pick it up in the second half, Jason Graffam misses the jumper, but Drew Crowder is there to clean up the mess on the stickback.
The Noke kept it rolling. Kevin Hunter works the rock to Graffam for another deuce and the Maroons were making it look easy.
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Later, Jarrod Butler dishes to Graffam who knocks down the 17 footer. Roanoke won it big 82 to 60.
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The Cave Spring Knights are the state double A volleyball champs for a second straight year. Today, they knocked off Jefferson Forest 3 games to one avenging last week's loss to the Cavaliers in the regional finals.

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Roanoke's Visitor Center rolled out a warm welcome to the public today.
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A re- renovated N & W Railway Passenger Station is now home to the center. The station was built in 1905, but currently dons the look it had in the '40's. Roanoke's tourism director says the station is an appropriate home for the visitor center because historically, it served as the gateway to western Virginia.
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((CATHERINE FOX/ROANOKE TOURISM DIRECTOR: WE ARE NOW THE TECHNOLOGY GATEWAY FOR VISITORS WITH TOUCH SCREEN KIOSKS AND A 134 INCH DIAGONAL SCREEN SHOWING PEOPLE SOME FANTASTIC IMAGES OF THE REGION AND THINGS THAT THEY WOULD LOVE TO DO AND SEE AND STAY LONGER.))
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In January the O. Winston Link Museum will move into the station. The visitor center is open from 9 to 5, seven days a week. (------------)