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The sexual assault of a young girl is reported in a public library.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

And Sid Clower may have been holding back something when he qualified for court-appointed counsel.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - the unbeaten UVa men's team host JMU tonight. Steve Mason checks in from the Roundhouse,
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and Ferrum's Darren Venable - earns all-American honors for the second straight season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


In honor of the FFE banquet Wednesday we offer a full menu of weather choices including wind, rain and snow. Take your pick or put it all on your plate.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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A six-year-old says she was assaulted at the Blacksburg library.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The library and police work to prevent more such incidents in the future.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon Young2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Library-Assault]
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It's a place where most parents feel their kids are safe.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

But, a reported assault at one local library now has parents and police on alert. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon /Newsroom;]

Myranda Stephens joins us now with the details. Keith and Shannon, the alleged incident took place LAST Tuesday afternoon
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at the Blacksburg branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional library. Police say that's when a man took advantage of a little girl in a private area of a very public place.
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((Signs warning parents about their children's safety have now been posted throughout the Blacksburg library. This after a six-year-old girl reported she was assaulted there last week. According to library officials, the little girl was in the children's area of the library, when a man lured her into the adult section and pulled down her pants. They say the man then touched her underwear, but she did not have any injuries.
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[RUNS07] ((REPORTER: WHOEVER DID THIS MUST HAVE HAD A LOT OF GUTS CONSIDERING THAT THE LIBRARY IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE POLICE STATION.)) Police are investigating the incident, but are not releasing any details. In the meantime, library officials have taken their own steps to try to prevent something like this from happening again.
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[RUNS13] ((THE FIRST THING THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY OF COURSE IS INCREASED STAFF ATTENTION, INCREASED STAFF VISIBILITY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS 36)) Hertel hopes notices like these will help, but she also plans to install security cameras and mirrors. But, both library officials and police warn parents the library is not a daycare, and that they should keep an eye on their children no matter where they are.
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[RUNS08] ((CERTAINLY IT'S A WAKEUP CALL FOR PARENTS, BUT THERE ARE WAKEUP CALLS FOR PARENTS EVERYDAY, AND IT DOESN'T TAKE BUT A MINUTE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN, AND ANY PLACE THERE'S CHILDREN, THERE'S POTENTIAL.))))
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Library officials say the little girl's father was working on one of the computers when the incident allegedly took place.
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Again, they aren't releasing much information about the incident, for fear of jeopardizing the investigation.

[Clower]


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Former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower has pled "not guilty" to the new FEDERAL charges against him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

He was arraigned in U-S District Court this afternoon. It was Clower's first public hearing since a federal grand jury indicted him two weeks ago on one count of mail fraud plus five counts of tax perjury. Clower's probation officer notified the court that Clower still owns 6-thousand dollars worth of stock. The Judge ordered Clower to turn it over to the court. The proceeds would be used to pay Clower's court-appointed counsel or to help pay back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he stole from the Public Service Authority.
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[Burrow]


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A year ago today a federal judge declared a mis-trial in the case of Richard Burrow.
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The jury had voted seven to five to acquit the former D-Day Memorial President.
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((RICHARD BURROW/FORMER D-DAY MEMORIAL PRESIDENT/DECEMBER 16, 2002; THEY CAME AFTER ME, AND I AM NOT GUILTY.))
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[***KEITH ON CART***] It takes a majority to reach a verdict, so the case remains unresolved. In March the U-S Attorney said his office would present a new indictment within 90-days.
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[IN Q=The charges will]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY/MARCH 21; THE CHARGES WILL LOOK SIMILAR. THE EVIDENCE WILL PROBABLY LOOK DIFFERENT.))


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[OUT Q=will look different.]
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At that time- -nearly nine months ago- -Brownley released a statement from Attorney Louis Harrison, in which the Bedford lawyer said there were signs Burrow was intentionally defrauding the state in 2000.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The government struck a deal with Harrison that calls for him to testify against Burrow. The government can bring the case again anytime, but no new charges have been filed. "Cases just get stacked up," Assistant U-S Attorney Pat Hogeboom says.


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Roanoke County is moving forward with plans for a new public safety building.
At this hour county officials are briefing supervisors on developments, including a possible location.
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Joe Dashiell is outside the County administration center tonight with more details.
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((ROLLCUE:... near the current school board offices on Cove Road.))
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[OUTQ=a very preliminary proposal.]
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The governor is ready to unveil his latest budget and more cuts are on the way.
We'll have a preview next on News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And for this local soldier wounded in Iraq, there's no place like home for the holidays.
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[1st-Wx]

[Budget-Warner]


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(MINI-OPEN)

[MINI-OPEN]
Governor Mark Warner will soon be unveiling his financial blueprint for the state.
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The budget he presents tomorrow will incorporate his tax reform plan that is coming under attack by the state GOP.
Virginia's top elected Republicans are calling his plan the largest tax increase in Virginia history.
They also hired former Reagan budget director Jim Miller to analyze Warner's plan.
The governor is expected to include more than 100 million dollars in spending cuts.
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says that won't be enough.
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((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH:I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU CAN REALLY CALL THAT CUTS THERE IS LOTS OF NEW SPENDING.))
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Griffith says a separate analysis of Warner's tax reform plan will show that sixty-five percent of Virginians will NOT save money.
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Virginia's N-double A-C-P is taking issue with Governor Mark Warner's tax plan.
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The Executive director says the proposed changes to the tax code, which include a full phaseout of the car tax, will do little to help low income Virginians.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VIRGINIA NAACP: WHO REALLY BENEFITS FROM THE CAR TAX THOSE WHO HAVE EXPENSIVE AUTOMOBILES OUR CONSTITUENCY IN LARGE MEASURE DOES NOT DRIVE EXPENSIVE AUTOMOBILES AND WILL NOT BE GETTING A BREAK.))
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[SUPER=01-John Marshall/VA Sec. of Public Safety; :14]
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[OUT Q=OUR LOWER INCOME PEOPLE.]
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Khalfani also took the governor to task for what he calls a "cesspool of discrimination allegations" at state agencies.
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[Malvo]


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The case against the second sniper suspect is now in the hands of a jury.
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[VO-NAT]


The Chesapeake jury began deliberating the capital murder charge against Lee Malvo about 4 o-clock this afternoon.
Defense lawyers say Malvo was under John Allen Muhammad's control and was legally insane during last year's sniper spree.
But a prosecutor said both Malvo and Muhammad were responsible for the killings.
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A Roanoke judge today threw out a 30-million dollar claim against W-D-B-J Television. Crenshaw's Electronics and Appliances sued the station six and a half years ago, claiming NEWS 7 defamed the company.

A jury began hearing evidence yesterday, but Judge Jonathan Apgar dismissed the case before hearing evidence in the television station's defense.


[Stocks]


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A series of upbeat economic reports sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 107 points to its highest close of the year.
NASDAQ rose six.
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Local teenagers are volunteering to help put the brakes on fatal car crashes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A dozen students from local high schools today participated in the Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety program. By learning about the factors that cause wrecks they hope to be able to communicate with others their age the importance of paying attention, obeying the speed limit and avoiding drinking and driving.
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((SHERYL WATKINS/SENIOR, ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL: WE HAVE PEOPLE COME IN AND TALK TO US BUT I THINK IF WE GO TALK TO THE STUDENTS, I THINK WE'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((JESSICA BLAND/TRAFFIC SAFETY YOUTH COORDINATOR: WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT BY INVOLVING THEM THEY CAN DEVELOP APPROPRIATE MESSAGES THAT WILL REACH THEIR PEERS AS OPPOSED TO THE TOP-DOWN, AUTHORITARIAN APPROACH. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT BUT I THINK WE NEED A COMBINATION OF BOTH THINGS.))
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[SUPER=01-Jessica Bland/Traffic Safety Youth Coordinator; :11 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=need a combination of both things.]
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The program is a joint venture between the DMV and Ferrum College.
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[Falwell-Ericsson]


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After nearly a year of debate and discussion, Jerry Falwell's controversial plan to take over the former Ericsson building in Lynchburg goes before city council tonight.
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Falwell wants the city to rezone the building plus 235 acres to allow him to expand Liberty University and relocate his church and K-through-12 Christian Academy.
Parts of the property would also be open to commercial business use.
City leaders have expressed concerns about taking a large industrial site off the tax rolls and what kind of businesses might be allowed there.
Two council members.. Bert Dodson and Robert Garber.. will NOT be voting due to conflicts of interest.
There's also a chance council could send the proposal back to the planning commission.
Planners okayed a move from Industrial to B-One zoning, but Falwell is now seeking a less restrictive B-Five zoning.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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We'll have the result tonight on News 7 at 11.

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - all-American honors for someone other than Grove and KJ tonight.
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And Steve Mason has the latest edition of Roundhouse Wrapup -where it's business as usual despite the absence of the team's lethal weapon.
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So far this preseason most of the postseason all-America honors have been reserved for Jake Grove.
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But tonight on the Division Three level - Ferrum's Darren Venable made
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[SUPER=03-Ferrum/This Season; :00]

third team all-America honors on the Football Gazette's squad for the second straight season. The Covington native was named the conference's defensive player of the year for the second straight season, as well.

His formula for success is simple.
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[vo nat con't] Venable also earned first team honors on the College division all-state team that was released today. The Coach of the Year on that squad is Bridgewater's Mike Clark, who led the Eagles to the national semi-finals this season.
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The player of the year on the all-state college division team is Hampden-Sydney quarterback J.D. Ricca.
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On the National front - two of the key figures in this weekend's Stagg Bowl in Salem were honored today by the Football Gazette All-america team, as well. St. John's receiver Blake Elliott, the Gagliardi award winner, is the player of the year in D-3 football, and his coach John Gagliardi in the coach of the year. St. John's faces Mt. Union Saturday at 11am at Salem Memorial.


[S-JMU]


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The UVa men's basketball team returns to the hardwood tonight at University Hall to battle Sherman Dillard's JMU Dukes in seven o'clock tip-off. It's the first time in 20 years these two in-state rivals have met in men's hoops.
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[OUT Q=...as a person, as a coach."]
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The Express battles 2002 Kelly Cup finalists Columbia Friday without one of its top guns. Steve Mason has more in Round House Wrap Up.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Dusbabek/Plays in 200th Career ECHL Game Friday; :36]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
((Carlson's return is day to day, and several players have responded to MacAulay's challenge Joe Dusbabek has scored in nine of his last 10 games. ((:)) ((:))
The Express defense has also stepped up, allowing just two goals in the last three games. 6 foot 5 goalie Jason Wolfe has played huge. He has given up just two goals in the last three games and in his last nine starts, he faced 41 shots each time out.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

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Family members of a soldier serving in Iraq already got what they wanted for Christmas.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Specialist Wesley Heims came home today to hugs and kisses at the Roanoke airport.
He hasn't seen his family since he left Franklin County with his National Guard unit in April.
He won his two-week trip home in a lottery drawing.
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((SPEC. WESLEY HEIMS: OH, THIS IS ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ... SO THAT'S ALL I NEEDED.))
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((DOLORAS HEIMS/MOTHER: GOD HAS BLESSED US TREMENDOUSLY. HE PROTECTED HIM WHEN HE GOT HURT AND HE MADE IT THROUGH. AND SO IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL BLESSING. ))
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[SUPER=01-Doloras Heims/Mother; :09]
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[OUT Q=a wonderful blessing.]
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Heims is a junior at Emory and Henry College.
He got called up for duty in February, along with the other members of the 10-32nd transportation company in Rocky Mount.
He brought home a purple heart, which he received after being injured in an explosion near Baghdad.
After catching up with family, Heims says his next mission is to catch up on sleep.
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