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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A faulty dam may leave some Augusta County residents up a creek...
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

and the Mars Rover "Spirit" is scheduled to get some company tonight. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Dam-Warning]


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[ENG#=3]



Some Southern Augusta County residents may be in for a major downfall.
An old mining pond dam near Steeles Tavern is in danger of failing, threatening several families downstream.
Justin McLeod has more on the problem and what the state says is the solution.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/Engineer for Dam Safety; :53]
[SUPER=01-C. A. Smith/Augusta Co. Resident; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Augusta County]

((((NAT SOUND AT 13:18:55 SAYING "THE WATER CAME THIS ROAD AND CAME TO ABOUT WHERE WE'RE STANDING."))
C.A. Smith knows exactly the kind damage of flood can cause.
He saw it firsthand during Hurricane Isabel which hit the Augusta/Rockbridge County line pretty hard.
[SOT 13:23:05]
[IN Q=I was really shocked]

((C.A. SMITH/AUGUSTA CO. RESIDENT: I WAS REALLY SHOCKED WHEN THEY SAY WE HAD ABOUT 20 INCHES OF RAIN RIGHT HERE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=rain right here]


As a result, this hillside just up the road on Route 608 began eroding and has only gotten worse since September.
On top of it is a four acre pond dam that is nearly fifty years old.
The problem? The dam is in danger of failing.
[SOT 13:28:53]
[IN Q=The owner wouldn't]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE OWNER WOULDN'T ALLOW OUR CAMERAS UP HERE BUT HE DID ALLOW ME TO COME UP TO SEE THE PROBLEM. AND WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT FROM WHERE I'M STANDING TO THE WATER IS LESS THAN FOUR FEET.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=less than four feet]

((NAT SOUND AT 13:20:13 SAYING "PROBABLY THE WATER WOULD JUST COME STRAIGHT DOWN THIS ROAD AGAIN."))
Residents who live down below have been told that if the dam were to fail, their homes could be in harms way.
[SOT 13:15:09]
[IN Q=If the area erodes]

((TOM ROBERTS/ENGINEER FOR DAM SAFETY: IF THE AREA ERODES OUT TO THE POND AND YOU HAVE A QUICK FAILURE WHAT YOU HAVE IS A LARGE RUSH OF WATER, IT WILL GO FROM A TRICKLE TO A FLOOD IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=in a matter of minutes]


Tom Roberts is a state engineer for dam safety.
He says it would take a significant rainfall for the top of the dam to erode through.
Some nearby residents wonder if this weekend's expected storm could cause any problems.
[SOT 13:16:19]
[IN Q=I heard there is]

((TOM ROGERS/ENGINEER FOR DAM SAFETY: I HEARD THERE IS SUPPOSE TO BE UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW WHICH EQUATES TO ABOUT A TENTH INCH OF RAINFALL WHICH USUALLY ISN'T ENOUGH TO GET WATER EVEN INTO THE POND TO START TO FILL.))
[Runs=start to fill]


But the state isn't taking any chances.
It has ordered the property owner to drain the pond and has warned the eight or so families who live nearby to be on alert.
[SOT 13:21:45]
[IN Q=They recommend that]

((C.A. SMITH/AUGUSTA CO. RESIDENT: THEY RECOMMEND THAT WE EVACUATE BUT I DON'T THINK WE WILL. I DON'T THINK I HAVE THAT MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT, THE WATER GETTING UP TO MY HOUSE OR ANYTHING.)) [Run08]
[OUT Q=or anything]


The problem should be alleviated this weekend.
The property owner tells us the pond will be drained Saturday morning and state officials will be on hand to make sure it happens.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Augusta County.))
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State officials say the property owner does NOT have the proper permits and as a result could face court action if he fails to drain it.

[11Museum-Funding]


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[ENG#=4]



Local cultural organizations are cheering about the support they're getting in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]

Yesterday a bi- partisan group of local delegates announced a measure to eliminate the 21- million- dollars slated for two Richmond museums.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's because organizations in Western Virginia aren't scheduled to receive ANY state funding. Local cultural directors say it's hard to maintain their missions of education on short purse strings.
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[SOT 27:08]
[IN Q=The outdoor classrooms]

((DEBBIE PITTS: THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS, THE CLASSROOMS, THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY WE PROVIDE FOR OUR CHILDREN... WE'VE GOT TO MAINTAIN THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Pitts/Explore Park Director;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=to maintain that]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local groups say they've been forced to be creative and form partnerships to survive.
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[SOT 7:12]
[IN Q=Just in our case we've]

((STEWART HILL: JUST IN OUR CASE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH SOME UNIQUE PARTNERSHIPS, FOR EXAMPLE, WE WORKED WITH TANGLEWOOD MALL LAST SUMMER TO HOST AN OFF- SITE EXHIBIT, A DINOSAUR EXHIBIT WHICH WAS EXTREMELY WELL ATTENDED AND WE WERE ABLE TO FOCUS THAT FUNDING FOR OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hill/Science Museum Director;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=one thing we've been able to do.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hill says he doesn't want other organizations to lose funding, but hopes the system will be revised with ALL Virginians in mind.
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[11Tax-plan]


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[ENG#=1]


Democratic supporters say it's been a good week for Governor Mark Warner's tax plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Yesterday Warner's proposals won the endorsement of Virginia's Chamber of Commerce.
Also this week, 26 members signed onto Senator John Chichester's reform plan.
His plan, like Warner's, advocates tax hikes combined with tax cuts.
The governor's supporters say those are strong indications that support for a general tax increase is growing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :45:50]
[IN Q=IT REALLY DOES GIVE]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IT REALLY DOES GIVE THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN AND JOHN CHICHESTER'S PLAN ALSO A REAL MOMENTUM, A GREAT DEAL OF MOMENTUM, A REAL BOOST.)) ((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE RECOGNIZE CHAMBER INDIVIDUALS ARE LEADERS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH AND WE DO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY SAY, WHETHER OR NOT THEY'VE SWAYED ANYBODY ONLY TIME WILL TELL. ))
[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :08]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=SWAYED ANYBODY ONLY TIME WILL TELL.]
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[VO-NAT]


House leaders say it is too early in the session to tell which way the tax debate will go.
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[Mars-Rover]


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Now that NASA's Spirit is stabilized --the focus has now shifted to its twin. Opportunity is expected to land on Mars tonight.
Miles O'Brien has more on the attempts to revitalize Spirit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not over for the Rover]
[SUPER=01-Pete Theisinger/Mars Program Manager; :06]
[SUPER=01-Ed Weiler/NASA Deputy Administrator; :40]
[SUPER=01-James Garvin/Mars Scientist; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Miles O'Brien/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=mob, cnn, pasadena. ]

((It's not over for the Rover - but it's no longer a pretty picture either.

(SOT: PETE THEISINGER)


"We do not know to what extent we can restore the functionality to the system because we don't know what's broke. We got a long way to go here with the patient in intensive care."

(TRACK)


The diagnosis came THIS from the man in charge of Spirit's ground team. It comes after a frustrating pair of sols - or days - on Mars. The trouble began on Wednesday morning Mars time. When the team radioed commands for Spirit to get to work - it sent back little more than gobbledygook. As it turns out - Spirit was in the midst of mysterious software crisis - rebooting - then crashing - no less than 60 times on Wednesday. The good news: Spirit is communicating - and slowly but surely the team is prying symptoms from a semiconscious patient.

(SOT: PETE THEIRSINGER)


"the chances it will be perfect again, I would think, are not good - the chances that it will not work at all also are low.

(TRACK)


Perhaps the best news is Spirit is stable - and the team can safely focus on - Opportunity - Spirit's twin - headed for a Saturday night impact on the other side of Mars:

(SOT: JAMES GARVIN)


"a choice was made at nasa to fly 2 mars exploration rovers to mars, not just for science, but to handle whatever mars threw at us. "

(STANDUP)


The Opportunity rover is headed for a plain that is about 1500 feet higher than Spirit's crater - since its braking rockets fired only 28 feet above the surface - the team has decided - to open Opportunity's parachute a little sooner. Not a lot of margin for error in this business. MOB, CNN, Pasadena. ))

[6Planetarium]


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[ENG#=3]


Attendance at Radford's Planetarium has sky-rocketed since the rover has landed on Mars. The Mars expedition seems to be piquing (peeking) people's interest in the 30-year old facility. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joined a home schooled group on a Martian mission.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Like the Wizard..]
[SUPER=03-Radford;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brooke Wallcraft/Home School Student;:11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rhett Herman/Radford University;:27]
[SUPER=01-Kim Walsh/Parent;:37]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:45]
[SUPER=01-Hope Wallcraft/Home School Student;1:12]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News 7, Radford.]

((QUICK NAT- TURNING KNOBS 8:08:00 QUICK NATS- PROJECTOR BUTTONS.7:19:00 QUICK NATS- PROJECTOR GOING- 7:42:00
Like the wizard behind the curtain....
NATS OF KIDS YELLING 8:49:00 RHETT SMILES...
a turn of a knob and Dr. Rhett Herman knows how to bring out the ohh's and ahh's.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT11:26:00 ]
[IN Q=It would be]

((BROOKE WALLCRAFT:IT WOULD BE NEAT IF PEOPLE COULD ACTUALLY LAND ON THERE. THAT WOULD BE NEAT ON MARS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=neat on Mars.]


Herman got the Radford Planetarium up and running again just 3-years ago... But didn't realize a little Mars Rover and its mission would keep him so busy.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:38 ]
[IN Q=I get phone]

((DR. HERMAN:I GET PHONE CALLS ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY. PEOPLE ARE SAYING HEY I HEAR YOU ARE HAVING A MARS PLANETARIUM SHOW?)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=planetarium show.]


Groups like these home schooled kids are now lining up to see a show.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:14:02:00]
[IN Q=]

((KIM WALSH: I THINK ITS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING. THEY CAN SEE STUFF IN THE NEWSPAPER AND ON THE NEWS BUT THIS SUCH A BROADER PICTURE)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=such a broader picture.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:18:01:00]
[IN Q=From behind the booth]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: FROM BEHIND THE BOOTH THEY CONTROL EVERYTHING MANUALLY, WITH THE CLICK OF 3 BUTTONS THEY CHANGE THE SLIDE SHOW AND THEY'RE ALSO SHOWING IMAGES DIRECT FROM NASA OF THE ROVER IN MARS. :12)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=from nasa.]


For Herman, it's an educational tool to make sure there are daring explorers in the future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:5:12:00 ]
[IN Q=whoever decides]

((DR. RHETT HERMAN: WHOEVER DECIDES TO BE ON MARS THE FIRST THEY MAY BE...WELL THEY MAY BE RIGHT HERE AT THE PLANETARIUM THIS AFTERNOON. WE MAY HAVE THE FIRST MARS EXPLORER THERE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=explorer there.]


Though, some of the kids still just think it's all pretty cool.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:13:20:00]
[IN Q=To know]

((HOPE WALLCRAFT: TO KNOW THAT THIS IS REALLY REAL THAT THEY COULD LAND ON MARS AND IT'S NOT FAKE LIKE THEY'RE MAKING IT UP LIKE FAIRY STORIES. :07)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=fairy stories.]


Shows are free and run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 11-am. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Radford.))

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The quick action of a four year old Colorado girl made the difference between life and death for her mother.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aurora, CO]

When Melissa Adamson went into diabetic shock -- her daughter Tanisha knew exactly what to do and even kept her cool.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:18]
[IN Q=I kept saying momma, momma]

((I KEPT SAYING MOMMA, MOMMA, AND PULLING HER ARM))
[SUPER=01-Tanisha Adamson/Saved Mother;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=and pulling her arm]
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[VO-NAT]


When her mother was unresponsive she call 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:54, 911 TAPE]
[IN Q=Did your mom tell you to call]

((DID YOUR MOM TELL YOU TO CALL... SHE'S STILL BREATHING))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=she's still breathing]
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[VO-NAT]


Tanisha was able to tell the dispatcher her mother had low blood sugar and even helped paramedics when they arrived.
She says she knew her mother needed a shot of insulin but was she was unable to help because she is scared of needles.
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[HIV-Test]


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[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]



[ENG#=2]



California will be the first state to try a new, fast way to test for HIV.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


This method only requires a prick of the finger and the results are available in less than an hour.
Clinics in San Francisco will be the first to begin using the test in the next few months. It should be available statewide by this summer.
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[11State-Police]


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[ENG#=1]



Do you have what it takes to be part of the Virginia State Police Department?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

State Police hope to hire nearly 200 people statewide this year and they're starting their recruitment campaign in Martinsville. Officials say anyone who's ever had an interest in law enforcement should come out and see, that there is something for everyone.
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[SOT 08:45]
[IN Q=I think there's a ]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I THINK THERE'S A MISCONCEPTION ABOUT THE STATE POLICE THAT WE'RE A TRAFFIC ORIENTED ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, BUT IN FACT, WE'RE A FULL SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DO EVERYTHING FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING TO CRASH RECONSTRUCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to crash reconstruction]
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[VO-NAT]

Troopers will be on hand to demonstrate everything State Police has to offer. Foster says the department hopes to hold an academy this summer followed by another next January. Recruitment is being held today at the National Guard Armory in Martinsville from noon to four.
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[11Danville-Minister]


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He's there to lend a helping hand day or night.
Reverand Larry Hill was acknowledged by the Danville police department for all of his work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


Hill was presented with a community service award yesterday for his years of operating the Claiborne Street homeless shelter.
He houses and feeds people who usually have nowhere else to turn.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:16:13]
[IN Q=There's no other]

((REV. LARRY HILL/AWARD RECIPIENT: THERE'S NO OTHER PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GO, WE ARE IT. AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE WAY THEY LOOK, BY THE WAY THEY ACT. WE GET PRISONERS OUT OF PRISON AND NOBODY WANTS THEM. THEY'VE SERVED THEIR TIME, I'M NOT SAYING WHAT THEY DID WAS RIGHT BECAUSE IT WASN'T BUT WE STILL TRY TO HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Award Recipient;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=try to help.]
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[VO-NAT]


The award ceremony was a surprise to Reverend Hill who says he is honored to be recognized.
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[bump next][Kobe-Case]


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[ENG#=1]



The latest in Kobe Bryant case -- a Colorado judge is deciding whether a rape crisis center should have to hand over its records on the victim.
Adrian Baschuk has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the judge, who says he's inundated]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO; :25]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Stone/Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault; 33:]
[SUPER=01-Larry Pozner/Nat'l. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers; :55]
[SUPER=01-Adrian Baschuk/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=incident that bryant calls consensual.]

((THE JUDGE, WHO SAYS HE'S INUNDATED WITH THE FILINGS OF MOTIONS IN THE CASE, HAS NOW RULED ON A DISPUTED MAY 30TH MEDICAL RECORD OF AN EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT BY KOBE BRYANT'S ACCUSER... THE DEFENSE CLAIMS THE RECORDS, ACCIDENTALLY SENT TO THEM DETAILED A SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY THE ALLEGED VICTIM. THE JUDGE ORDERING THE RECORDS TO BE DESTROYED BY BOTH SIDES... SAYING BRYANT COULD GET COPIES LATER IF THE COURT SO ORDERS. THE COLORADO COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT IS UPSET THE ACCUSER'S SEXUAL PAST AND MENTAL HELATH RECORDS ARE EVEN BEING DISCUSSED.
--SOT--

we're extremely disappointed that this sort of very public private information about this alleged victim is getting out into a public forum. STILL LEGAL EXPERTS SAY FOR BRYANT TO GET A FAIR TRIAL IT MAY REQUIRE AN EXCEPTION TO COLORADO'S SHIELD LAW.... PROTECTING RIGHTS OF VICTIMS IN RAPE CASES. --POSNER-- kobe bryant faces life in prison if convicted he gets to put on his case and the judge cannot and will not restrict that case by simply saying oh this would be embarassing. THE DEFENSE'S COURT FILINGS DESCRIBE THE ACCUSER AS SUFFERING FROM A BI-POLAR DISORDER, SAYING SHE WAS MANIC AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT THAT BRYANT CALLS CONSENSUAL. ))
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That was Adrian Baschuck reporting.

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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#1]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Roanoke police are on the lookout for a man suspected of leaving a stink bomb at a local store...
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]


Tighter internet restrictions may be on-tap for libraries after a homeless man uses one to locate and then rape a teen. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Lowes-Illness]


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[ENG#=3]


Roanoke City Police are asking for your help identifying whoever caused a stink at a Lowe's near Crossroads Mall Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]

Police released this security camera photo in hopes of identifying the man. Police believe he released a stink bomb near a cash register at the store shortly before four Thursday afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;]

The aroma sent seven people to the hospital with varying degrees of dizziness, vomiting and nausea. A Haz-Mat team then inspected the store which was closed for more than an hour.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO CRIMELINE FS] Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[Internet-Sex]


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[ENG#=1]



A homeless man in Portland Oregan used the Internet at a library to chat with a 13 year old girl. When the teenager gave him her address police say Clifford Stevens went to her home and raped her.
Now library officials are checking their computer records. But as Amy Morrow reports that kind of information is only stored for about two weeks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Valerie Rudolph doesn't]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Valerie Rudolph/Library Computer User; :06]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Gibbon/Library Manager; :24]
[SUPER=01-Amy Morrow/CBS News; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=right to information and privacy]



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That was Amy Morrow reporting.


[6Gay-marriage]


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[ENG#=2]


House lawmakers are focusing on the issue of same-sex marriage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The House of Delegates yesterday overwhelmingly approved a resolution on the sanctity of marriage.
The bill urges the U-S Congress to propose a constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Supporters of the resolution say it is needed to ward off court challenges by gay activists.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT :15:08]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE RIGHT STEP TO DO]

((DEL. LIONELL SPRUILL/(D) CHESAPEAKE: THIS IS THE RIGHT STEP TO DO BECAUSE IT WENT FROM VERMONT THEY CALL IT CIVIL UNION, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE SACRED CEREMONY BETWEEN MAN AND A WOMAN GETTING MARRIED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lionell Spruill/(D) Arlington;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=CEREMONY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN GETTING MARRIED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia legislature's only openly gay member, Delegate Adam Ebbin, called the resolution "premature and mean-spirited."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :10:46]

((DEL. ADAM EBBIN/(D) ARLINGTON: THE AMENDMENT PROCESS HAS NEVER BEEN AND NEVER SHOULD BE USED TO SINGLE OUT A GROUP OF AMERICANS FOR DISPARATE AND UNEQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Adam Ebbin/(D) Arlington;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=FOR DISPARATE AND UNEQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW.]
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[VO-NAT]


The resolution now heads to the state Senate. (------------)