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A woman killed in a Roanoke shooting this morning knew she was in danger.
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And, preparations are being made to put a Christiansburg man to death tonight even though the execution's been stayed.

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In sports, both Stagg Bowl teams practice today, words from the legendary coaches, Virginia Tech lands a top notch football recruit,
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and the roanoke valley suffers a huge loss with the passing of Hiden Valley soccer coach Bruce Mahan.
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[WX-Head]
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We have much to tell you tonight from light snow in the forecast, the latest ski report and a cold forecast for Friday.
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News 7 is next.
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An early morning shooting in Roanoke leaves one person dead, just hours after the victim told police someone had threatened to kill her.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Keith is off tonight.

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The shooting happened shortly after four o'clock this morning at the Caru (kuh-ROO) Apartments in Northwest Roanoke. [News 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC IN BAM]
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Richard Lesko has been working on this story and joins us with more. Shannon, early this morning 23 year old Neesha Edwards called police
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and told them that someone she had had a relationship with threatened to kill her. Two hours later, police were told she had been shot.
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(( Police initially responded to the Caru Apartments on Bennett Drive shortly after 2-o'clock. 23 year old Neesha Edwards told them a man she had previously been in a relationship with was trying to kill her. Police were back at the apartments shortly after 4-o'clock, after Edwards was shot dead inside of a car. 26 year old Carl Lamonte Richardson, also known as Khalif Fareed Abdul-Mateen, was arrested a few hours after the shooting and charged with murder. He is currently being held without bond at the Roanoke City Jail. Edwards was a cosmetology student at the BarPalma Beauty Careers Academy. School officials say they called police after Richardson showed up on the campus on Wednesday.
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((WALT HODGES/BARPALMA BEAUTY CAREERS DIRECTOR; TWICE WE ASKED HIM TO LEAVE THE PREMISES, AND HE DID. HOWEVER, HE CONTINUED TO MAKE HARASSING PHONE CALLS HERE, AND CONTINUED TO BE A PRESENCE IN THE PARKING LOT AND AROUND THE FACILITY AND ON CAMPUS.))
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Hodges says Edwards was well liked by other students, and had a bright future in cosmetology. He adds everyone at the school was shocked to hear the news, and hopes he helped the investigation by calling the police.
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((WALT HODGES/BARPALMA BEAUTY CAREERS DIRECTOR; THE GOOD THING THAT CAME OUT OF US CALLING THE AUTHORITIES YESTERDAY WAS THE FACT THAT THERE WAS SOME ISSUES GOING ON BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.))
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Another man, 22 year old Shawn Webb of Roanoke was wounded in the shooting. He is listed in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hosptial.
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And Shannon, as for the school, they will have counselors available for students tomorrow, and are planning to hold a vigil over the weekend.

[Malvo]


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A verdict late today the second sniper trial.
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A Chesapeake jury found Lee Boyd Malvo guilty on two capitol murder counts.
Malvo's expression had often been animated throughout the trial, but he had a blank look on his face when the verdict was read.
Relatives of the sniper victims patted each other on the shoulders as the verdict was made public.
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((BOB MYERS; WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE VERDICT. WE BELIEVE JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED.))
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Jurors will now decide whether the 18-year-old should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
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[Reid]


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He has been served his "last meal" even though there is a good chance he will eat again.
James Edward Reid was scheduled to die tonight for the murder of a Christiansburg woman.
Yesterday he was granted a stay of execution.
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Meghan Muldoon has been following the developments. Meghan, what is the latest?
Still no word from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Attorney General's office has asked the court to lift the stay.
Despite the hold placed on the execution, the state is still preparing to carry out a death sentence in three hours.
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(( Reid was scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight for the 1996 murder of Annie Lester, an 87-year-old Christiansburg woman.
A federal appeals court issued a stay late yesterday based on Reid's claim that lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment given his medical condition.
His argument is similar to an Alabama case currently before the United State Supreme Court.
Despite the stay, correction officials say they must be prepared to carry out the scheduled execution.
Reid was given an opportunity this afternoon to meet with his family, attorneys and spiritual advisors.
And he was served what might or might not be his last meal.
Some legal experts say a final resolution in this case may be months away.
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((STEVEN BENJAMIN/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT WOULD BE INCONSISTENT FOR THE US SUPREME COURT TO REVERSE THE FOURTH CIRCUIT STAY OF EXECUTION. THEY'VE EXPRESSED AN OBVIOUS INTEREST IN THIS ISSUE. THEY ARE GOING TO DECIDE THIS ISSUE. THEY WOULD NOT PERMIT AN EXECUTION ON THE SAME SET OF FACTS TO PROCEED.:10)) [RUNS:16]
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[Smith]


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A Roanoke man will be spending the next 76 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight counts, including the March shooting of a Florida tourist.
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27- year- old Derrick Wakie (Wah'-Key) Smith remained calm during his sentencing today. His sister Marie testified on his behalf. She says her brother wasn't ready to face the real world after being released from a previous prison sentence.
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((MARIE SMITH/DERRICK SMITH'S SISTER: HE WON'T ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH SOME TYPE OF PROGRAM BEFORE THEY JUST LET HIM OUT OF JAIL. A JOB PROGRAM OR SOMETHING.))
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Because of Smith's criminal record, the Commonwealth's Attorney sought life in prison.
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((NEIL HORN/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF YOU HAVE A HARD LIFE AS A CHILD IT'S DIFFICULT TO PULL YOURSELF OUT OF IT, YOU DEPEND ON OTHER PEOPLE. BUT NOW HE'S A MAN AND ONCE THAT PERSONALITY IS SET, YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT.))
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Smith shot Ryan Taboada (Ta-BOH-da) several times during a robbery attempt as he and his family checked into the Holiday Inn Express in Roanoke. Smith then took off in Taboada's vehicle with his daughter still in the back seat. Taboada is said to be recovering from his wounds in Florida.
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[Tease#1]
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte's on his way home from Iraq.
Still ahead, we'll get his first-hand views on the rebuilding of the country.
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And it's been two year's since Roanoke had a city-wide New Year's Eve celebration.
But that's about to change.
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[Goodlatte]

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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte had some anxious moments as he wrapped up a week-long visit to the middle east.
But today, he also said he is convinced the tide is turning in Iraq. [***IRAQ IN MONITOR***]
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Goodlatte spoke with reporters from Kuwait this afternoon, and Joe Dashiell is here with more on the trip
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Shannon, this trip carried Goodlatte and five other members of Congress to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
And it was his departure from Baghdad today, flying in a c-130 transport, that made for some tense moments.
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((WHEN WE FLEW OUT OF BAGHDAD TONIGHT THE MISSILE DETECTION ALARM WENT OFF JUST AS WE GOT AIRBORNE, AND THE PLANE AUTOMATICALLY DISPERSED FLARES.))
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Goodlatte says the pilot took evasive action, fortunately it was false alarm.
And on the ground Goodlatte says he believes security is improving for U.S. soldiers and Iraqui citizens.
He says believes the capture of Saddam Hussein will make a significant difference in U.S. efforts to insure stability there.
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((THE CAPTURE OF SADAAM HUSSEIN HAS BEEN VERY VERY HELPFUL IN SENDING A COUPLE OF MESSAGES, THAT ONE THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY NO LONGER NEED TO FEAR HIS COMING BACK TO POWER AND TWO THEY CAN STEP FORWARD AND GIVE MORE COOPERATION TO THE COALITION FORCES.))
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Goodlatte was planning to visit Tikrit and the farm where Saddam Hussein was captured, but fog prevented helicopters from making the trip.
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Shannon, he did meet with chief administrator Paul Bremer and military leaders, and with many Virginians serving in Iraq including Doug Richards of Roanoke, an airman now stationed in Baghdad.

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An accident on Interstate 64 early this morning took the life of a truck driver and sent mail flying.
State Police say 47 year old Forrest Boggs of Greenbrier County, West Virginia was carrrying a truckload of mail, when the rig ran off the interstate and flipped between two bridges.
The accident scattered mail along the highway near Covington, so the postal service came in to salvage as much as it could.

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Another big day for Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 103 points to its highest close in 20 months.
NASDAQ gained 35.
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[Tech-Allen]


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Senator George Allen is helping a local University reach a new goal.
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Virginia Tech is trying to be one of the top 30 schools in the nation for research. Senator Allen says he's pushed Congress to come up with an estimated 13-million dollars in recent weeks just for Tech.

The money will be used for dozens of projects at the University that will focus on new technologies, homeland security, medical research and agriculture.
Allen says the money will mean more jobs for the New River Valley.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: FROM THE CAPABILITIES SPAWN SMALL BUSINESSES THAT COMMERCIALIZE SOME OF THESE APPLICATIONS. THEY END UP WANTING TO BE NEAR THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY. WHERE YOU HAVE THE PROFESSORS, WHERE YOU HAVE THE STUDENTS. WHERE YOU HAVE THE LABORATORIES AND OF COURSE THIS CORPORATE RESEARCH IS A GREAT EXAMPLE.))
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Tech leaders say for every million dollars invested in research, 60-new high paying jobs are created.
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Tech recieves a committment for a top football recruit, a scholarship is in place to remmber Hidden Valley soccer coach Bruce Mahan who passed last night
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and St. John's and Mount Union practiced right here in the valley today we will check in on the Stagg Bowl combatants

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Hidden Valley boys soccer coach and history teacher Bruce Mahan died this morning.
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Mahan suffered a brain aneurysm this past Thursday and was taken to UVa medical center where he underwent emergency surgery. Mahan died in his sleep sometime between last night and this morning.
Mahan led Cave Spring to five straight Roanoke Valley District titles. After some time away from coaching he took over at Hidden Valley and led the Titans to the state tournament in the school's first year of soccer competition. Mahan coached many great players including ACC all tournament team selection and former Knight John Hartman.
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Instead of flowers the family has asked that people make donations to the Bruce Mahan Memorial Scholarship which can be deposited at any Suntrust bank or Hidden Valley High School. Bruce Mahan was 48 years old is survived by his wife Kim, and sons Nathan and James.
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The City of Champions is set to host its 11th Stagg Bowl Saturday. Perennial power Mount Union and Saint John's o
f Minnesota square off in D3's title tilt. Travis Wells gets us set for kickoff in Salem.
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((As the Salem Stadium staff put the finishing touches on the cold turf, both the Purple Raiders and the Johnnies were hard at work themselves. One team will polish off a perfect season with a win on Saturday, and for Saint John's Coach John Gagliardi it would be career victory number 414. The 77 year old is college football's all time wins leader. Throughout his 55 years on the sidelines, his philosophy has been simple, yet strange, but more importantly successful.
John: Larry:
Travis:
A crowd between 4 and 5 thousand is expected for the Stagg Party which kicks off Saturday at 11. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))




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Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies got good news today, when Charlotte cornerback Rod Council chose the Hokies over UVA, Notre Dame, and Michigan. Council, from West Charlotte High School checks in at 5-11, 175 pounds.

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The Virginia Tech golf program got an early Christmas gift today as well. Renowned golf course architect Pete Dye has been commissioned to renovate Tech's River Course, which will also include a practice facility for the Hokies.
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Jay Hardwick's team had been practicing at the Blacksburg Country Club. Bill and Alice Goodwin of Richmond made a sizeable donation to the project. The renovation will get underway in January and be completed by May of 2005.
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The Roanoke Dazzle welcomed a familar face back to the Star City today.
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Forward Terrence Shannon played in 50 games last season averaging 15 points a contest. He had been playing in the Phillipines this season. Guard Reggie Elliott was released to make room on the roster.
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[S-Express]


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The January 21st ECHL all star game includes one Express player.
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Center Dan Carlson was selected to the Eastern Coference all star team. The 24 year old collected 29 points in 19 games for Roanoke. He is on call up with the AHL Lowell Lockmonsters at this time.
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[Midnight-Market]


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Roanoke is back in the New Year's Eve business.
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Event Zone is promoting "Midnight on the Market", a gathering to be held the night of December 31st in the parking lot behind Billy's Ritz. Event Zone is a non-profit arts and entertainment organization that encompasses Festival in the Park, the group that put on the longtime Roanoke New Year's Eve celebration First Night.
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((KATIE LUCAS/"MIDNIGHT ON THE MARKET": IT WENT ON FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS LOVED BY THE COMMUNITY. THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DANCE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
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Lucas says "Midnight on the Market will be casual and she invites partiers to wear their jeans. It's been two years since organizers of First Night canceled the celebration citing leadership changes, problems finding volunteers and money issues. The event typically drew about 10-thousand people. Lucas says she hopes "Midnight on the Market" will draw at least half that many.
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