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Coming up on News 7-
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The outlook on money and local schools. One district faces cuts... another has a better outlook.
Are the nations monuments safe? We'll have a report.
And a major interstate will be closed all night after a fiery crash.
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And Radford's police chief is reportedly fired.
News 7 at Eleven is next. [Open]
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((WITH ALL THIS INFORMATION, I WOULD HATE TO SEE US CONTINUE TO LOSE TEACHERS TO THE COUNTIES BECAUSE OF PAY.))
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Lynchburg schools prepare for possible cutbacks. But in Roanoke, the next year's budget picture appears much brighter.
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As legislators head to Richmond to start debating the state budget, local educators are wondering how they're going to fill their own budget holes.
Lynchburg is one of many school systems statewide that's facing a big money shortfall..
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They talked about how to patch it tonight.. and Steve Smallshaw was there.. Steve, what are their options?
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The Lynchburg school board has several options, but none of of them is very appealing.
Faced with a deficit of anywhere from three to five million dollars, educators here say nothing is safe from their budget axe.
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(( Lynchburg educators call it their worst budget crisis in more than a dozen years.
Saddled with millions in new obligations to the state retirement system, the school board is looking at a long list of cost-saving measures.. including the layoffs of dozens of school employees.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS IS NOT A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO IN AND TAKE A CHUNK OUT OF A COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLARS. THESE REDUCTIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO OCCUR EVEN IN THE ABSENCE OF RAISES.))
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Just a handful of people spoke at this public hearing, most urging the school board to stand strong and hope for the best when they submit their budget to City Hall.
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((BILL GODSEY/LYNCHBURG EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: EDUCATORS DO NOT WANT TO BREAK THE BANK, AND YOU KNOW THAT, BUT EDUCATION HAS TO BE A PRIORITY. THEREFORE PRESENT THE BUDGET NEEDED AND START THE HARD WORK OF CONVINCING THE POLITICIANS TO PUT EDUCATION FIRST.))
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Board members say despite every politician's natural aversion to raising taxes, it may be the only answer.
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((HARRY SMITH/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE HAVE TO PAY THE BILL. IF WE HAVE THESE NEEDS IN OUR SCHOOLS OR IN OUR CITY GENERALLY, THEN WE THE PUBLIC MUST PAY FOR IT. NOBODY WANTS TO PAY TAXES, OBVIOUSLY, BUT I THINK WE HAVE THAT OBLIGATION AS A MEMBER OF SOCIETY.))
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Any budget the school board approves next week will have a deficit between three and five million dollars..
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Later in the spring they'll know exactly how much the city can contribute.. and then the tough cuts will have to be made. Jean?

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The financial picture is much brighter in the city of Roanoke, where school officials are expecting a substantial increase in state and local funding.
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Tonight, they outlined a preliminary budget that includes an increase of more than six and a half million dollars.
That's enough to pay for rising retirement costs, fund a three- percent raise for teachers and administrators, and institute a seven period day in the high schools.
The proposal won't be assured until the General Assembly approves the state budget, but officials say they have tried to build their spending plan on a worst- case scenario.
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Virginia's budget and tax structure are sure to take center stage for most of the winter when legislators open the 2004 session tomorrow. Governor Warner will present the case for his tax proposals in the annual State of the Commonwealth Address.
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[Take SOC Promo FS] News 7 will bring you the governor's address live from Richmond. Our coverage begins tomorrow night at 7.
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Radford's Police Chief appears to be out of job.
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The Associated Press, citing the Roanoke Times, says city leaders fired chief Wes Terry today.
The move comes after Terry was suspended with pay back in October over charges he abused his power and conducted an illegal search.
City Manager Tony Cox did not return our phones seeking comment.
But according to the A-P, Cox will release a statement tomorrow.
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Some big changes are about to come to a small city. Virginia Military Institute today unveiled a multi million dollar expansion plan for the Lexington campus.
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[VMI Expansion Plans FS in BAM]
Justin McLeod is here now with details and why some already have concerns. Justin?
Jean, V-M-I hasn't put up a new building in nearly 15 years.
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That could soon change as the school gets ready for its bicentennial in the year 2039. (TWENTY THIRTY NINE)
But some in the community fear V-M-I will give up too much of its past to make way for the future.
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF DRIVING AROUND))
If you ever driven around Virginia Military Institute, you've probably seen plenty of old buildings but hardly any new ones.
V-M-I says that must change.
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((GEN. BINDFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: IF WE'RE SUCCESSFUL, THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST TOTAL CONSTRUCTION IN VMI'S 164 YEAR OLD HISTORY.))
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A construction project that could cost more than 100-million dollars. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PEAY PRESENTING HIS PRESENTATION))
V-M-I unveiled its massive expansion plan to city leaders Tuesday afternoon.
The plan calls for new athletic fields, expanding six buildings and constructing four new ones, including a field house, an aquatic center, and a parking garage.
Preservation groups are already raising some red flags. (SHOT OF AMERICAN FLAG).
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((PAM SIMPSON/ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN: I WAS TERRIBLY ALARMED TO LOOK AT THAT FOOTPRINT FOR THE PARKING GARAGE WHICH LITERALLY DOES COVER OVER TWO BUILDINGS THAT ARE FROM THE 1870'S.))
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Preservationists fear V-M-I will demolish too many historical buildings to make way for new ones.
They point out the school has already decided to knock down the Post Surgeon's house.
City leaders also have concerns about traffic and parking.
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((JEAN DUNBAR/HISTORIC LEXINGTON FOUNDATION: I THINK IF THIS PLAN WERE EXECUTED PRECISELY AS DESCRIBED THAT IT WOULD DRASTICALLY ALTER THE NATURE OF THE CITY.))
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((GEN. BINFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: AT THE END OF THE DAY THOUGH WHILE WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY WE CANNOT BE PARALYZED BY THAT HISTORY AND WE DO HAVE TO MOVE TO THE FUTURE.))
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General Peay (Pee) points out the school only has to inform the city of its plans and doesnt need its approval.
But V-M-I says it wants input from alumni, the community, as well as city leaders.
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Jean, the project will take more than twenty years and most of the funding will come from private donations.

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A Richmond priest today enters a plea to charges of sexual misconduct involving minors.
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Reverend John Leonard entered an Alford plea to misdemeanor charges- which means he does not admit guilt, but admits there is enough evidence against him to convict.
Leonard was accused of sexually abusing boys in the 1970's when he served as principal of a Catholic high school in Goochland County.
Leonard was facing three felony charges of sexual abuse- but now that he's made a plea to the lessor charge, he will likely not face prison time.
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A high ranking former Enron Executive is expected to plead guilty to charges tomorrow- and face prison time.
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Word came out tonight that former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow and his wife will enter guilty pleas to charges related to their role in 2001 company collapse.
Andrew Fastow is expected to plead guilty in a deal that involves a ten year prison sentence. It is still not clear exactly what crimes he will plead to.
Fastows wife is expected to plead guilty to a tax charge.
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Slow down, back off and pay attention. Police say that's all it will take to make Virginia's "first and only" Highway Safety Corrider less dangerous.
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Today State Police started heavily patrolling Interstate 81 from milemarker 127 to 142. The stretch between Ironto and Salem is one of the most dangerous in the state. Troopers say speeding, lane changes and tailgating are the biggest problems. But they don't ticket everyone who breaks the law.
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((SENIOR TROOPER GARY CHAFIN/VA STATE POLICE: SOMETIMES YOU GET A TRUCK OR A CAR THAT'S GOT A ROAD RAGE THING GOING ON AND THEY'RE DOING EVERY THING THEY CAN TO GET AWAY FROM 'EM..))
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The "safety zone" designation comes with fines that can range from 500 to 25-hundred dollars. Trooper Chafin was one of five officers patrolling that stretch of road today.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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A Republican lawmaker has his own proposal to make 81 safer. He wants the trucks to keep right. Staunton Delegate Chris Saxman is introducing a measure to limit trucks to the center or right lanes of 81.
The restriction would apply only where the interstate expands to three lanes.
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I -95 near Baltimore will be closed all night after a fiery crash there.
A tanker truck plunged off a highway overpass, and exploded into a fiery mass onto vehicles on I-95 below. One witness says it happened so fast there was nothing people in the cars below could do.
At leat four people are confirmed dead... and more are injured.
The crash happened on Northbound 95 near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
No word yet on what caused the crash.
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This time, it's U-S tourists singled out for security searches. The details are still ahead.
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And security concerns at U-S monuments. A government report suggests they're not nearly safe enough.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Dazzle works overtime tonight to slay the Riverdragons. The Radford and Liberty University women hook up at the Dedmon center toniight, while Whit Holcomb-Faye and the men will do the same tomorrow. Christian Laettner abuses the NBA's drug policy and gets suspended, while the Wood brothers light up Daytona testing tonight on the Big 7.))

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A government report suggests many of our nation's monuments are not as secure or protected as they should be. Skip Loescher has the story from Washington.
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((THE NATION'S MOST REVERED MONUMENTS ARE VULNERABLE TO TERRORIST ATTACK, ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY INVESTIGATORS FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT'S INSPECTOR GENERAL -- RELEASED TO THE MEDIA BY A CONGRESSMAN. ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH ATTACKS, WHEN SECURITY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TIGHT AROUND MONUMENTS ON WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL MALL, UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATORS FOUND PERSISTENT AND SEVERE SECURITY DEFICIENCIES. FOR EXAMPLE, INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUALLY FANNING OUT ON PATROL, PARK POLICE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE RANGERS AND CONTRACT SECURITY GUARDS WERE SEEN IN GROUPS, NOT PATROLLING. ONE OFFICER WAS SPOTTED APPARENTLY ASLEEP IN AN UNMARKED PATROL CAR. EVEN WORSE, INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO PLACE A TRASH BAG RIGHT AT THE VERY BASE OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT, WHERE IT WENT UNNOTICED FOR ROUGHLY 15 TO 20 MINUTES. (REPORTER)OFFICIALS POINT OUT THE BAG COULD HAVE CONTAINED A DIRTY BOMB OR SOME OTHER KIND OF TERRORIST WEAPON. We have not trained Park Service personnel up and down the line to have fresh eyes for post 9-11 events. SERGEANT SCOTT FEAR SAYS THE U-S PARK POLICE HAVE IMPROVED THEIR PROCEDURES BASED ON THE REPORT, BUT VOW TO DO BETTER. Will it happen again, we're going to make sure it doesn't. IN WASHINGTON, I'M SKIP LOESCHER, NEWS 7.))



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Meanwhile in Brazil, security is tougher AGAINST Americans.
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Following the lead of the U-S, Brazilian airports have begun photographing and fingerprinting international tourists... but only those FROM the United States.
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Worried that the long lines may shorten some travellers patience, Brazilians greeted U-S tourists with T-shirts and flowers as they left security checks. Brazil implemented the new security measures January first.
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Passengers aboard a plane in Syracuse had different things to worry about today.
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Some were on their way to Puerto Rico for a winter vacation, when the plane skidded off the runway.
The Continental Express flight had 30 people on board at the time, but no one was hurt.
The plane was apparently taxing on the runway when it slid into a ditch in zero visibility weather.
The plane was supposed to be en route to Newark New Jersey.
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A buffalo farm has no beef with the interest in bison. Still ahead, mad cow concerns and what's for dinner.
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And these wheels are a little TOO hot. A centerfold on the hood lands a woman in trouble.
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A New River Valley farmer says the Mad Cow scare is actually beefing up his business.
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Jim Politis (Po-LITT-iss) has been raising bison in Riner for over 10-years and says the demand for his product has increased 3-fold in the last few weeks.
He's seen at least 40 new customers and is getting flooded with phone calls about how his bison are raised.
Politis says January is usually a slow month, but because of the scare he's about to double sales from last year.

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((JIM POLITIS:MAD COW IS PROBABLY A LITTLE OVER PUBLICIZED IN MY ESTIMATIONS BUT IT HASN'T HURT OUR SALES. IT'S BROUGHT IN PEOPLE WHO'VE THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING US AND NOW SAY WE HAVE A REASON TO COME IN HERE.))
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Politis has 100 acres and raises about 70 bison a year. He also sell his beef at the Brush Creek Buffalo Store and Restaurant in Riner.
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RU and LU hook up on the women's hardwood. The men will do the same tomorrow. The Dazzle gets a win. Laettner gets a suspension and Daytona gets another workout.
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The Roanoke Dazzle got killed on the offensive boards tonight and the team missed 16 free throws, but the Dazzle only committed 8 turnovers and was able to get a 93-to-91 win over Columbus.
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Tonight's game marked the return of Mikki Moore from his brief stint with the New Jersey Nets. Most of the high schools in the area didn't play tonight due to exam week, but the crowd at the Roanoke Civic Center was still rather slim. Slim is not an adjective for describing Columbus big man Kevin Lyde, he backed his way down in the paint to score a team high 21 points. But Roanoke had some space eaters on the inside too. Moore takes Marque Perry's entry pass and hits the sweet jump hook. Moore had a game high 23. Former Maryland star Terrence Morris had a nice game for the visitors as he tallied 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. But George Williams knows how to get on the glass, as well. He cleands up the Moore miss with the tip. Williams had 18. Mike King hustled his way to a double figure night as Roanoke wins 93-to-91 in OT, despite the what has to be the worst night in
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Curtis Staples' career. The Roanoke native was 0 for 7 from the field and made just 1 of 3 free throws.
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On the college front, the Radford and Liberty women hooked up tonight in the Big South opener for both teams at Dedmon Center. Radford dominated this rivalry in the early days, but Liberty has 13 of the last 14 meetings.
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Radford also was hoping to get the 500th win in school history tonight. And things would start off well as Robin Kantin gets the shooter's bounce and the rock drop through for the Highlanders. Liberty's Kristina Palaimaite, the six-three forward, will drive to the hoop and scoop in two with the underhanded shot. But six-three is nothing when you have six-eight Katie Feenstra. The Liberty center will make the steal and get the ball to Lisa Jones for the finish. Radford try to keep it close. Taryn Causey drives and passes to Alisha Jones. She will kisses it off the glass for the Lady Highs. Kantin would then step back beyond the arc for the Highlanders and drill the bucket to get RU within 7.
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But the reigning Big South player of the week would end any suspense with the easy hoop inside. She had 18 and Liberty wins it 63 to 45.
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The Radford and Liberty men will take over the Dedmon Center tomorrow night, and rest assured that RU guard Whit Holcomb-Faye will have hand in the outcome. Travis Wells has more on the super sophomore.
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From the NBA front - former Duke star Christian Laettner has been suspended from the league for five games.
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The Washington Wizards forward violated the league's drug policy. The league cannot say when the violation occurred or what drug was involved, but it was not a one time incident. A player must fail three drug tests before he gets this five game suspension. Laettner is in his 12th season in the league, and this year he has started 15 games for the Wizards.
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The second week of preseason testing for the Nextel Cup series opened today at Daytona with John Andretti posting the top time.
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27 drivers were involved in the test including Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers. Rudd says while the move out of Stuart was tough for many it has been huge for the race team from a personnel standpoint.
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Wood Brothers Ford Driver; :00]
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[vo nat con't] Rudd ended up the fastest Ford today although he says testing at Daytona is pretty much a drag.
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[Centerfold-Car]


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Most people know pornography is not for children.. Now an Indiana woman faces possible prison time for picking her daughter up from school in a car embellished with a centerfold.
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Check out the car. Some of it is blocked out.. but you get the idea.
Police stopped the 25 year old woman for a broken taillight last week, when an officer noticed it.
A prosecutor calls the car a centerfold on wheels.
The woman says the car may be in her name, but really belongs to her boyfriend.
Even so, she could face three years in prison for a felony charge of disseminating matter harmful to minors.
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