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The value of bear parts rivals cocaine on the international black market.
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And we'll hear what D-Day vets are saying about the new charges against Richard Burrow.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - hoopla and DC and hoops in the area as we check in on JJ's record tying night at Duke.
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And after an absence of a dozen even the referees will be glad to see Joe Gibbs back on the Redskins' sideline.
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Another very cold night but well off the record pace. Look for an increase in clouds tomorrow.
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News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=THE EXPLOITATION OF VIRGINIA'S NATURAL RESOURCES]
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Virginia's black bears are ending up on the black market.
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Now federal and state officials are cracking down on the illegal trade.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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Virginia's natural resources are not for sale.
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That's the message today from federal and state law enforcement officials who are going after those who traffick bear parts and ginseng roots.
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Meghan Muldoon has more.
Federal and state authorities spent three years
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investigating the illegal trading of black bear parts and ginseng roots coming from Virginia.
Now 48 people are under arrest.
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An active black market trade in bear parts and ginseng uncovered in Shenandoah National Park is threatening Virginia's natural resources.
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((IN THE CASE OF WILD GINSENG AND BLACK BEARS, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED IF NOT CURTAILED, POSES A THREAT TO THEIR EXISTENCE. OUR INVESTIGATION SHOWS THE DEMAND IS HUGE AND GROWING.)) [RUNS:18]
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That is because soup made from bear paws is a delicacy in Asia.
Bear gall bladders and ginseng roots are highly valued for their medicinal purposes.
In fact, officials say the gall bladder of a black bear has a higher street value than cocaine.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE HAVE MULTIPLE COUNTS OF INDICTMENTS OF TRAFFICKING IN BEAR PARTS, GINSENG IN ONE CASE THE DEFENDANT BOUGHT THE WHOLE BEAR. THIS IS PRETTY EGREGIOUS CRIMES, IT IS A PROBLEM AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.)) [RUNS:19]
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By setting up a fake sporting goods store, an undercover agent was able to infiltrate the illegal trafficking of bear parts and ginseng.
That investigation has led to the arrests of eight people under federal charges and 38 arrests for the violation of state laws.
Officials say is An vital step in protecting Virginia's natural resources.
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((WHEN BLACK MARKET CRIMINALS STEAL OUR WILDLIFE, THEY STEAL FROM ALL OF US. THEY'RE DEPRIVING FUTURE GENERATIONS FROM ENJOYING THESE PLANTS AND ANIMALS.)) [RUNS:12]
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They're not releasing much information, but Bedford County authorities say they've made one of the largest drug seizures in southwest Virginia outside of the interstate highway system.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his department recently seized six and a half kilos of cocaine worth more than 1-point-2 million dollars.
They also took control of more than 30-thousand dollars in cash and a car.
More details will be released at a press conference tomorrow.

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Southbound traffic came to a standstill on I-81 in Wythe County this afternoon, when an overhead highway sign fell on a passing truck. All southbound lanes were blocked for about two hours, but things started to move again by 5:30. State police say nobody was hurt. Still unanswered is why the sign fell, and that is now under investigation.

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The new indictment against Richard Burrow was topic "A" when D-Day veterans got together today.
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(( Twenty-ninth Infantrymen gather once a month at the Roanoker. [Elmore 8:24:30] ((JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS TO BE DONE AGAIN.)) [RUNS03] Norman Elmore was there for Burrow's first trial. It ended in a hung jury. Many of these vets thought the government had retreated from its announced intention of re-trying the former D-Day Memorial Director. US Attorney John Brownlee wouldn't talk about the new indictment today, in contrast to the very public position he took the day the original case was unveiled. [8:29:24 * * *] ((I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD PICK ON SOMEONE LIKE RICHARD BURROW, WHEN SCARCE RESOURCES COULD BE USED FOR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.)) [RUNS:10] Slaughter fears the fallout of Burrow's second trial will hurt the Foundation... that the Memorial won't be fully finished in time for these men to see it done. Roy Stevens, one of the few D-Day survivors left in Bedford remains a Burrow supporter. [8:26:05] ((I ALWAYS TOOK RICHARD TO BE A FELLOW I'D LOVE TO HAVE ON THE FRONT LINES WITH ME, SOMEBODY TO DO THE JOB AND GET IT OVER WITH.)) [RUNS:07] General W-B Rosson says while there may have been miscalculations, even errors in judgment, there was no criminal intent. [8:23:05] ((I HAVE ALWAYS REGARDED THE ENTIRE EPISODE AS BEING SOMETHING THAT ADDED UP TO A COST OVERRUN. THAT EVEN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS AWARE OF.)) [RUNS:15]))
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The new indictment includes two counts of perjury, based on Burrow's trial testimony.

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Still ahead on News 7 at Six, Roanoke remembers the many sides of Lawrence Hamlar-- businessman, family man and religious man.
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Plus, see how Virginia Tech researchers hope to find a genetic answer to Mad Cow disease.
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Augusta County may be getting closer to solving a nearly 17-month old double murder.
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[VO :35] The County Sheriff's Office says it's working on several leads in the shooting deaths of 40-year old Rhonda Chaplin and her 51-year old husband Timothy.
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The couple was killed near their car at the intersection of Dabney's Lane and Cold Spring Road in August of 2002. The Sheriff's Office says Rhonda Chaplin had last been seen buying snacks at the Pilot Station in Greenville about 75-minutes before the crime. Earlier in the evening the couple had run into some trouble at a nightclub. A sergeant says he should have a better idea of where the case stands in a couple weeks.
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A local college hopes to put an end to Mad Cow disease through genetics.
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Virginia Tech's College of Veterinary Medicine will research the protein that allows cows to develop Mad Cow. Researchers hope to learn more about these proteins called "prions," and see if they can be altered in a way that would keep cows from developing the disease.
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(( DR. WILL EYESTONE/VA. TECH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: IN THIS CASE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A PERMANENT GENETIC MODIFICATION TO THE CATTLE, SO THAT NOT ONLY THE COW WE MAKE INITIALLY, BUT HER OR HIS OFFSPRING WOULD ALSO BE RESISTANT TO THE DISEASE.))
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Dr. Eyestone says it's still five to 10-years until we see a Mad Cow resistant animal in the field. A 300-thousand dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used for more lab equipment, supplies and personnel.
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A cable controversy in Bath County has some folks scrambling for another way to receive their local channels.
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Earlier this week, Adelphia Cable announced it was removing local network stations from the lineup in Bath County. They will be replaced with stations from New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. That has many in the county lining up to switch their sets over to a satellite receiver so they can still receive local programming.
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((RICHARD ARMSTRONG/SATELLITE CUSTOMER; THE NEWS IN PENNSYLVANIA DOES ME NO GOOD, I CAN CATCH THAT ON THE NATIONAL NEWS IF THERE'S ANYTHING HAPPENING THERE. THE WEATHER IN TENNESSEE IS NOT NECESSARILY THE WEATHER HERE.))
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Officials with TDS Communications, a DISH Network retailer, say new orders have skyrocketed this week. In fact, appointments for new installations there are booked well into February.
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Adelphia tells us it is exploring ways to continue showing local stations.

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A Roanoke bakery is being inundated with job candidates.
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Now that it's completed a 12-million dollar expansion, Maple Leaf Bakery hopes to fill 30 to 40 positions. The plant's manager told News 7 he hoped the jobs would attract displaced textile workers and it looks like he got his wish. The Human Resources department says several applicants from Martinsville were waiting at the door at 6 o'clock this morning and that more than two hundred applications have been accepted so far. If you're interested in a job you should stop by the bakery at 1955 Blue Hills Drive. Applications will be accepted until Monday.
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A mixed trading day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell ten points.
NASDAQ rose 20 and closed at a 29 month high.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[Hamlar]
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Lawrence Hamlar was a trailblazer.
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He helped break down racial barriers in the Roanoke Valley as he built a successful business, and career of public service.
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Lawrence Hamlar died on New Year's Eve at the age of 82, and today mourners gathered for his funeral at a Roanoke church.
Joe Dashiell attended the service.
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((Family and friends of Lawrence Hamlar filled the sanctuary of First Baptist Church as they celebrated the life of the roanoke businessman, and civic leader. [NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SINGING]
Hamlar was influential in many ways... as the co-founder of the Hamlar and Curtis funeral home, as one who worked behind the scenes in the 1960s to bring end to segregation in Roanoke.
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((I HOPE YOU ALL WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY HERE. LAWRENCE HAMLAR HAD FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES AND IN LOW PLACES.))
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Pastor Kenneth Wright told mourners it was Hamlar's integrity, humility and concern for others that cast a long shadow.
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((REV. FLOYD DAVIS: I'M GOING TO REMEMBER HIM AS A GENTLE GIANT. A MAN WHO ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN LIFE BUT DID NOT ALLOW HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO GO TO HIS HEAD.)) ((REV. CARL TINSLEY: AS ONE OF THE MOST CONGENIAL, EXTRAORDINARY MEN IN ROANOKE. A BUSINESSMAN A FAMILY MAN, A RELIGIOUS MAN AND A RIGHTEOUS MAN. AND HE WAS MY FRIEND AND FRIEND TO THIS COMMUNITY.))
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A friend to this community... mourners say... whose influence will continue to be felt for many years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Joe Gibbs races back to the NFL and the Redskins in a stunning move. We'll hear from Riggins and Theismann, plus
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JJ tied an ACC record last night in Durham. Steve Mason will check in from Cameron Indoor Stadium in just a moment.
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The Washington Redskins pulled off the impossible today by luring the greatest part of their past into the present. Joe Gibbs is returning to D.C. to resurrect what's left of the franchise he took to the top in 1980s and early 90s.
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From 1981 through 1992 - Gibbs led the Redskins to their greatest success, guiding them to 140 wins and three Super Bowl titles. But he left the game to to try his hand at NASCAR.
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His multi-car team housed in Huntersville, North Carolina won two series titles and most figured that the 63 year old Gibbs was set for life with his kids and grandkids. But today - he fooled even his former players with the most unlikely of comebacks.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The five year, $25 million dollar contract will be made official tomorrow at a news conference at Redskins Park.
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[WIPE TO JOE GIBBS PINNACLE PAGE] This is the big reason why so many fans are so excited. With Gibbs 140 wins and 3 Super Bowls rings. Without him - five coaches, over 100 losses, and only 1 appearance in the playoffs.
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But the NFL is different world these days. Consider this fact - when Gibbs last coached - cell phones didn't exist. Now some players use them during the game.

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Virginia and second ranked Duke renew their ACC rivalry Sunday in Charlottesville. Steve Mason caught up with J.J. Redick and the Blue Devils last night in a dominating win 99-58 win over Fairfield.
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((UVa punter Tom Hagan, William and Mary full back Daniel Payne and Ryan Hurgrueter, all members of the 2001 Cave Spring state championship team, traveled to Durham to watch their friend score 10 points in a little over 20 minutes of work. Redick is averaging nearly 18 points in the last four games and is now Duke's leading scorer once again. ((:))
Redick and his Blue Devils have now won eight in a row and J.J. finding his stroke and health has been a huge part of Duke's success.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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Federal grant money is helping Bedford City and County buy some new cameras, but don't expect the criminals they catch to smile and say 'cheese'.
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Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Virgil Goode helped secure 40-thousand dollars for the two localities in the latest federal spending bill.
The money will help buy ten new dash-mounted video cameras for the two departments' patrol cars.
Bedford City has had cameras in all its marked vehicles for years.. Chief Milton Graham says they pay for themselves.
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((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD CITY POLICE CHIEF: IN MANY INSTANCES AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY AND THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY, MAKING IT UNNECESSARY FOR US TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN COURT TESTIFYING IN A CASE.))
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Bedford County will add seven new cameras to its patrol fleet.
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