[Open-Heads]

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[ENG#1]
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Twelve people are dead, including three American soldiers, following two bombings in Iraq...
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

And a local artist is killed while practicing his trade. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Iraq]


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[ENG#=3]



At least nine people are dead and 45 injured after a car bomb attack on a police station in Mosul, Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]


Windows of buildings were shattered and plumes of smoke could be seen in the area.
Workers at a nearby hospital say the victims include civilians and policemen.
Some witnesses also say it appears a car drove through a security barricade before exploding, but that has not been confirmed by officials.
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[ANCHOR=jOY]
[SS=Iraq Causalites]


Also in Iraq this morning, Three U-S soldiers were killed when a homemade bomb planted on a road near the oil-producing region of Kirkuk exploded.
The military says the bomb went off near a convoy of the Fourth Infantry Division.


[11Jamison]


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[ENG#=4]



A well-known Roanoke artist and businessman was electrocuted and killed as he put up a sign yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Mark Jamison, (Jame-ison) better known as the Neon Man, was using a cherry picker to put up signs at a restaurant on West Main Street in Salem.
Police say Jamison apparently touched an overhead power line.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


Jamison was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died.
Police said there was another man in the bucket at the time of the accident, but there's no word if he was injured.

[11Townes]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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A Campbell County man who sexually assaulted a ten year old girl will remain behind bars even though he's finished serving his time in jail.
Yesterday a Campbell County judge approved the civil committment of 48 year old Lorenzo Townes.
Last year, the General Assembly passed the Sexually Violent Predators Act, which allows for the civil commitment of offenders who are judged to be continuing threats to the community.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says Townes fits that description. In addition to the 1973 rape in Altavista, he's been cited for over 30 disciplinary infractions while in prison.

[Prison-Standoff]


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[ENG#=1]



For two weeks a female prison guard has been held hostage inside a watch tower in Arizona.
Correction officials have been able to talk to the guard by phone and she appears to be alert and mobile.
Miguel Marquez has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Another morning, another walk]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ivan Bartos/Arizona Department of Corrections; :17]
[SUPER=01-Mayra Moreno/Corrections Officer; :38]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Corrections Officer; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Darla Carter/Resident; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Miguel Marquez/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Miguel Marquez CNN, Bukeye Arizona]

(( ANOTHER MORNING, ANOTHER WALK AROUND
THE GUARD TOWER, ANOTHER STRETCH,
ANOTHER DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES, ANOTHER
DAY WITH NO END IN SIGHT FOR A FEMALE
CORRECTIONS OFFICER HELD HOSTAGE.
ONLY NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE...
we are doing everything humanly
possible to assure the safe return of
her to her family.
Nats break - prison
MYRA MORENO AND ERIC MILLER ARE
OFFICERS AT ARIZONA'S PERRYVILLE
PRISON, JUST UP THE ROAD FROM THE PLACE
WHERE ONE OF THEIR COLLEAGUES IS BEING
HELD BY TWO MALE INMATES.
everyone's concerned about the
situation and of course everybody's
worried about co-workers being in the
situation they are.
MORENO WORKS IN PERRYVILLE'S SUPPLY AND
MAIL ROOM, SHE SAYS HER FAMILY WORRIES
ABOUT HER AND HER JOB.
I don't think I could imagine that
being myself. I don't think I could put
myself in that position.
FOR ERIC MILLER WHO WORKS IN THE
CONTROL ROOM OF THE ALL WOMEN'S PRISON,
HOSTAGE SITUATIONS ARE TRAINED FOR AND
ITS TRAINING HE HOPES NEVER TO USE.
you're never prepared for the what ifs
until it actually happens.

IN NEARBY BUCKEYE, A TOWN WHOSE ECONOMY
EXISTS ON FARMING, RANCHING, AND
SEVERAL NEARBY PRISONS, PEOPLE WE
TALKED TO SAY THEY SEE NO EASY WAY OUT
FOR THE FEMALE OFFICER AND AT ONE OF
THE TOWN'S THREE RESTAURANTS THERE IS
GROWING FRUSTRATION.
I think it's gone on too long I'm
surprised the state hasn't taken
charge. ))

[OH-Shooting]


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Investigators in the Ohio Highway Shootings say that someone has called the police claiming to be the Highway shooter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.,OH;]

A task force is investigating the 20 shootings and is attempting to determine the validity of the call. Police say the man claimed to have shot a car that day, but no shootings were reported. The Franklin County Ohio sheriff says that the call made to the Columbus police department is being taken seriously and is a priority in the investigation, but Martin would not give details about the call. One person has been killed in the shootings along or near Interstate 270 in Ohio since May.
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[Opp-Mars]


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[ENG#=3]



"Opportunity" is knocking on Mars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA]


The space rover successfully rolled off its lander and onto the Martian surface this morning.
The first photo indicates the maneuver went off without a hitch.
On the other side of the Red Planet, "Opportunity's" malfunctioning twin has been fixed and is expected to be fully recovered by tomorrow.
"Spirit" had stopped sending useful data but scientists fixed that by deleting hundreds of files from its memory and rebooting.
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[Old-School]


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He is the oldest student in his class --but this 84 year old is out to prove you're never too old go to school.
Jeff Koinage has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=meet 84 year old]
[SUPER=03-Eldoret, Kenya; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimani Maruge/First Grade Student; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-Willy Sakala/12 Years Old; 1:42]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Koinange/Reporting; 1:55]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=jeff koinange, cnn, Eldoret, Kenya]

((Meet 84-year old Kimani Maruge- army veteran, grandfather , and now first grade student. That's right- first grade student. Maruge's taking advantage of a recently introduced law in his native Kenya that offers free primary school education for all regardless of sex, ethnicity and well. age. At school he's an instant attraction- probably more out of curiosity than anything. But these six year olds packed into this classroom treat him as one of their own. Maruge says he was denied the opportunity to go to school as a young man by the then colonial government over seven decades ago. He joined the infamous Mau Mau rebellion as it waged its war of independence. By the time they won their freedom he felt he was too old to go to school and instead embarked on a life as a farmer. Now he's decided to rekindle his youth and, he says, he's having the time of his life. It doesn't bother him that two of his grand children are several grades ahead of him in the same school. He seems to fit quite well in his new surroundings, complete with uniform and books and says he's enjoying every minute of it. " I'M GOING TO DO THIS FOREVER AND EVER," HE SAYS, ADDING, " NOT JUST THROUGH TO SECONDARY SCHOOL BUT ALL THE WAY TO UNIVERSITY." NAT SOUND- T2 00:16:52 MARUGE COUNTING FROM ONE TO TEN WITH CLASS MATES TRACK: But first he'll have to go through his ABC's and 123s. But this seems a breeze so far for his youthful brain. " The TEACHERS SAY HE LOOKS A FAST LEARNER. HE'S CATCHING UP SO FAST AND HE'S GOT A LOT OF INTEREST." " GOOD MORNING.GOOD MORNING, SIR" TRACK: How often have WE said to ourselves, as we grow older, 'If only I had known THEN what I know NOW?' " I TELL THEM ALL, GIRLS AND BOYS, THAT THEY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BODIES
AND THE TEACHERS TOO SHOULD PRESERVE THESE YOUTH AND WARN THEM AGAINST THE DANGERS OF DISEASES LIKE AIDS," HE SAYS. TRACK: School days for first-graders like Maruge only lasts half-a-day, which suits him just fine. Afternoons find him tending to his small flock of sheep and goats- his only source of livelihood. He lives alone. His wife died several years ago, as did five of his fifteen children. Back in school, Maruge is an inspiration to both young... " IF AN OLD MAN LIKE THAT CAN COME TO SCHOOL THEN WHY CAN'T I COME TO SCHOOL." TRACK: And old...... Several senior citizens have taken his cue and are already enrolling for some free education. Asked what he wants to be when he grows up.make that.. when he finishes his primary education, Maruge admits he's always wanted to be a Veteranarian, and barring illness, that's his ultimate goal. But he says he'll settle for something more simple.lreading, writing and arithmetic. Jeff Koinange, CNN, Eldoret Kenya. ))

[Canada-Drug]


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[ENG#=2]



People in Minnesota will soon be able to buy medications from Canada.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN]
Minnesota's Governor has launched a new web site -- Minnesota-R-X-dot-com. The site offer visitors information and

access to the services of two Canadian pharmacies. State regulators have recently inspected both of them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:19]
[IN Q=This is not a silver bullet]

((THIS IS NOT A SILVER BULLET, IT IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE ALL OF OUR HEALTH CARE PRESSURES AND PROBLEMS, BUT IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF PROGRESS AND IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT EASIER AND MORE AFFORDABLE FOR PEOPLE TO ACCESS THESE PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Tim Pawlenty/(R) Minnesota]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=prescription medicines]
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[VO-NAT]
Minnesota is now the first state with such a web site. But some fear it will hurt local pharmacies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:58]
[IN Q=There just hanging on]

((THEY'RE JUST KIND OF HANGING ON BY A SHOESTRING. AND IF THEY START LOSING BUSINESS TO CANADIAN MAIL ORDER PHARMACIES THEY'RE GOING TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT ABOUT IT))
[SUPER=01-Tim Gallagher/Astrup Drugs]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=no doubt it]
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[VO-NAT]
The two Canadian pharmacies have pledged to honor orders from the site only if they com from Minnesota residents and

state officials.
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[Breast-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[ENG#=3]


Many doctors are starting to use herbs and vitamins along with traditional treatments like chemotherapy to fight cancer. But for an older patient chemo might not be an option. Doctor Sean Kenniff takes a look at one woman who was able to fight off the disease with only herbs and vitamins.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ida Friedman/Breast Cancer Survivor; :09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Martin Dayton/Physician; :51]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Dr. Sean Kenniff, CBS News]

((
(nats)

JUST BECAUSE SHE'S OLDER, DOESN'T MEAN SHE CAN'T PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT. AT 95 IDA FRIEDMAN IS BATTLING BREAST CANCER.

(SOT-Ida Friedman/Breast Cancer Survivor)

"I thought about dying from it, I thought I would do whatever it takes to avoid that."
THE CANCER HAD ALREADY SPREAD TO HER LUNG. SHE NEEDED SURGERY THAT WAS OBVIOUS. BUT SHE HAD A DECISION TO MAKE.... CHEMO -- OR NO CHEMO. THERE WAS REASON TO WORRY WITH EITHER OPTION.

(SOT-Ida again)

"I had a relative that had to take chemotherapy, and she didn't make it."

(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)

Ida's surgery went well, but she still had that tumor in her lung. At her age she didn't want chemotherapy or radiation. That's when she decided to use herbs and vitamins to beat her cancer.

(SOT-Dr. Martin Dayton/Physician)

"There's many alternatives. Including integrating alternative medicine with conventional medicine."
DOCTOR MARTIN DAYTON GAVE IDA A SPECIFIC REGIMIN OF HERBS AND VITAMINS.. WHICH IS CONSIDERED AN "ALTERNATIVE" TREATMENT. HOWEVER, MANY OF TODAY'S MEDICINES ARE ALREADY DERIVED FROM HERBS. THE BREAST CANCER DRUG TAXOL IS ONE EXAMPLE.... SO IS ASPIRIN. AND MORE AND MORE PHYSICIANS ARE STARTING TO INCORPORATE HERBS AND VITAMINS WITH CHEMOTHERAPY. INCLUDING GINGER WHICH CAN REDUCE NAUSEA.... VITAMIN E IS USED TO SLOW HAIRLOSS.

(nats)

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN SOY PROTEINS MAY PROTECT AGAINST DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER... WHILE CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D MAY SLOW ITS GROWTH. DOCTOR DAYTON SAYS THE HERBAL REMEDIES REALLY WORK AND THEY DID FOR IDA.

(SOT- DAYTON AND KENNIFF)

"There is no sign of her lung tumor on her tests, inculding a PET scan." "That's good news." "That's very good news."
(SOT-ida again)

"Well if I could do what I want, I would do nothing but paint."
NOW IDA HAS THAT CHANCE THANKS TO AN OLD FORM OF MEDICINE MADE NEW. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS. ))

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[ENG#=1]


The rising cost of theatre tickets has prompted one local man to create a foundation, funding FREE quality theatre for the Roanoke area. The Opening Doors Foundation, as it's called, is the only one of its kind here in the Roanoke Valley. Their first free performance packed the Jefferson Center last year. Their hoping to do the same at tonight's free concert. Here's a preview.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=...Music Starts]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio; :17]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=....Music Ends.]
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

The program starts at 7:30pm at the Shaftman Performance Hall. A link to the foundation website is on our Website at WDBJ7.com.

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[ENG#=1]



Several items were taken from a Virginia Tech quaterback apartment by Police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Town police searched 19-year old Marcus Vick's Blacksburg apartment Thursday morning after two teenage girls claimed he had sex with their 15-year old friend.
According to the search warrant affidavit, police seized a bedspread, sheet, pillowcases, 3-condom wrappers, 2-paper towels, a digital camera and the Virginia Driver's License of his older brother, Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:38:24:00 ]
[IN Q=JUST BECAUSE]

((TOD BURKE:JUST BECAUSE YOUR IN POSSESSION OF SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE IT ILLEGAL YOU'RE ENTITLED TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE'S PHOTOGRAPH, MAYBE THE ID IS EXPIRED AND HE JUST WANTS TO HOLD ONTO IT. AS LONG AS HE'S NOT USING IT FOR FRAUDULENT MEANS. THERE'S NO PROBLEM :15))
[SUPER=01-Tod Burke/Radford Criminal Justice Professor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=NO PROBLEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Joey Showalter says the matter is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
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[11Bono]


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[ENG#=2]


Celebrities and big-name athletes attract a following. It's often difficult to shun the attention notoriety brings.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/July 1999]

Five years ago former Tech Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller was accused of rape. He and his lawyer convinced the jury he was NOT guilty. In an interview this afternoon, Attorney Deborah Caldwell Bono said Marcus Vick may be haunted by this investigation no matter how it turns out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:17:30]
[IN Q=If he's charged]

((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF HE'S CHARGED THERE WILL FOREVER BE PEOPLE- -EVEN IF HE'S ACQUITTED OF EVERYTHING- - WHO SAY HE GOT AWAY WITH IT. SO ANYTIME YOU HAVE A CHARGE LIKE THAT IT CAN ALWAYS FOLLOW YOU EVEN IF ACQUITTED.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Caldwell-Bono/Criminal Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=even if acquitted.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

She says coaches need to counsel star athletes to protect themselves from unfounded claims by avoiding situations to begin with.

[2Open-Heads]


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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... One local legislator is taking the high road *against* making I-81 a toll road.
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And two early morning attacks leave at least twelve people dead in Iraq. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-Iraq]


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[ENG#=3]



Three U-S soldiers have been killed by a homemade bomb near Tikrit Iraq this morning.
Officials say the bomb was planted on a road near the Fourth Infantry Division convoy.
[SS=Iraq casualties]


In Mosul this morning, at least nine people are dead and 45 injured after a car bomb attack on a police station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]


Windows of buildings were shattered and plumes of smoke could be seen in the area.
Workers at a nearby hospital say the victims include civilians and policemen.
Some witnesses also say it appears a car drove through a security barricade before exploding, but that has not been confirmed by officials.
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[2-11Jamison]


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[ENG#=4]



An artist and businessman well known in the Roanoke Valley was killed when he was electrocuted while putting up a sign yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Mark Jamison, (Jame-ison) better known as the Neon Man, was using a cherry picker to put up signs at a restaurant on West Main Street in Salem.
Police say Jamison apparently touched an overhead power line.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


Jamison was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died.
Police said there was another man in the bucket at the time of the accident, but there's no word if he was injured.

[11I-81]


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[ENG#=1]



A Stauton legislator is introducing a bill that would prohibit any tolls along Interstate 81.
The lawmaker says the state should not ask western Virginians to pay extra to improve the highway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Republican Delegate Chris Saxman says Virginia already pays more to the federal government for transportation than the state gets back.
He says Virginians lose about ten cents for every dollar they send to Washington.
Saxman says if the federal government wants to use I-81 to test the separation of cars and trucks, it should pick up the tab.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ::]
[IN Q=WE'RE ALREADY A DONOR STATE]

((DEL. CHRIS SAXMAN/R-STAUNTON: WE'RE ALREADY A DONOR STATE IN VIRGINIA. WE ONLY GET BACK NINETY AND A HALF CENTS OF THE FEDERAL GAS TAX DOLLARS WE SEND TO WASHINGTON AND TO HAVE THEM ASK US TO HAVE A TOLL FOR A FEDERAL PROJECT IS SOMEWHAT DOUBLE TAXATION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chris Saxman/(R) Staunton]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=IS SOMEWHAT DOUBLE TAXATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


Saxman also wants to limit any pilot project on I-81 to a section of no more than 85 miles.
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[11Financial-Pastor]


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The government has asked for a psychiatric evaluation for a Troutville man accused of bilking millions of dollars from churches.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
William Thomas Warren offers financial advice on the website "Excellent Life-dot org", promising returns of 30 to 40 percent.
The F-B-I says Warren never invested in anything but rather transferred money to his personal account.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]


Warren will be held in jail until his next court appearance which is scheduled for February 9th.
The Judge says he'll take up the issue of the psychiatric evaluation at that time.

[11Federal-Mogul]


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A Blacksburg company has started telling its workers they will be facing layoffs within the next few months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Officials with Federal-Mogul are still trying to determine how many workers will be let go this March. The company says it needs to trim the workforce to stay on equal footing with national and worldwide competition. Federal-Mogul manufactures automotive engine parts, and currently employs more than 430 people in Blacksburg. A representative with the New River Central Labor Council says laid off workers will likely be eligible for special assistance from the Federal government.
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[Job-America]


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[ENG#=3]


A record number of people will run out of unemployment benefits this month and are still without jobs. Kitty Pilgrim looks at what happens when the money runs out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jacene Pratt was...]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Jacene Pratt/Unemployed Worker;]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Ottley/Unemployed Worker;]
[SUPER=01-Isaac Shapiro/Center on Budget and Policy Priorities;]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Pilgrim/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CNN, New York;]

(( Jacene (jah-keen) Pratt was married two weeks ago. She and her husband, Troy are spending their honeymoon at this job center. Jacene's been out of work for more than a year and her unemployment benefits have run out. You dont know how youre going to get up and go on a train today to look for a job, its hard, its hard, you dont know how you're going to pay your bills. This manhattan employment center is filled with people desperate for a job. When people are laid off, four out of five people have less than two months savings to live on. They are usually out of money by the time unemployment benefits run out. In most states, that is typically 26 weeks. Federal benefits used to kick in for another 13 weeks but that program began to be phased out. 43 year old Bernard Ottley's benefits ran out a month ago, and he's living off his retirement savings. But replacing his retail job has not been possible. I had to go into my 401K just to be able to pay my rent, and i mean i didnt realize it was going to be that tough out here to find work, Many states are near new records of people running out of benefits each month. Politically important states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina are posting record highs. most people become unemployed they were middle class families before um while they were working and withouth unemployment benefits it really accelerates their decent, unfortunately, into an impovershed situation. And with that hanging over them, they continue to look for work. tag: The next six months are shaping up to be the worst period ever in the country. An estimated 2 million people will find themselves with their benefits running out. KP, CNN, NY))

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A man called 9-1-1 dispathers in Ohio claiming to be the shooter -- in over a dozen highway shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.,OH;]

A task force is investigating the 20 shootings and is attempting to determine the validity of the call. Police say the man claimed to have shot a car that day, but no shootings were reported. The Franklin County Ohio sheriff says that the call made to the Columbus police department is being taken seriously and is a priority in the investigation, but Martin would not give details about the call. One person has been killed in the shootings along or near Interstate 270 in Ohio since May.
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[Hung-Jury]


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The trial against a Los Angeles police officer caught on tape beating a black teenager ends in a hung jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA]


Officer Jeremy Morse was accused of using excessive force. But the jury was divided 6 to 6 on whether he should be found guilty.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:00]
[IN Q=We are outraged]

((WE'RE OUTRAGED AND VERY DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE WE FEEL HE WAS GUILTY THE FIRST TIME. HE WAS GUILTY THIS TIME AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE GUILTY IN THE MINDS OF MANY PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Najee Ali/Community Activist;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=minds of many people]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the second time this case has gone to trial.
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[SOT1:25]
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((I THINK IT'S THE END OF THE ROAD. I DON'T THINK THE CASE SHOULD BE TRIED AGAIN. I DON'T THINK THERE WILL EVER BE A UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN THIS CASE."))
[SUPER=01-John Barnett/Defense Attorney]
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The Los Angeles District Attorney's office says it will reevaluate the appropriate course of action and decide whether to pursue a third trial.
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Doctor Cecil Knox and his associates will be tried again here in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The attorneys discussed the case with the judge yesterday, and he agreed to bring jurors in from outside the Roanoke area. The trial is set for April 13. Judge Sam Wilson had tentatively scheduled it in Lynchburg. The government wanted it in Charlottesville or Abingdon where the U-S Attorney has offices. But Judge Wilson indicated yesterday he would call in jurors rather than move the trial.
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[11Brown-Anniversary]


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Virginia Tech went back in time to deliver a message of peace and racial harmony, to kick off black history month.

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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF SWING MUSIC]

((NAT MUSIC))
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As part of black history month, Virginia Tech held an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown versus the Board of Education.
The 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended segregation was remembered through song and dance, as well as a skit performed by Blacksburg Middle School students.
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((ED McPHERSON/EVENT ORGANIZER: IT WAS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DECISION BECAUSE IN FACT IT MARKS THE END OF DE JURE SEGREGATION IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE COURT AFFIRMS THE RIGHT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TO HAVE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IF YOU WILL.))
[SUPER=01-Ed McPherson/Event Organizer;]
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[OUT Q=if you will]
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Last night's event was free to the public and included popular 1950 foods like chili dogs and root beer floats.
Those in attendance were encouraged to dress up in 50's attire. Prizes were given for the best costume and best dancers.
Dance instructors were also on hand to teach people how to swing.
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[T-Shirts]


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T-shirts with offensive messages are nothing new, but one California man is mad over one shirt, he even has used his radio show to campaign to stop the tees.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

One T-shirt depicts a boy running away as rocks fly at his head. The shirt says "boys are stupid, throw rocks at them." The logo, which is on shirts, hats, and other clothing items are being sold at 3-thousand retail stores. The designer of the product says its a joke, but one radio broadcaster has rallied enough support from listeners to persuade some retailers to pull the products off their shelves.
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Blacksburg police retrieved several items from a Virginia Tech quaterback apartment.
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Town police searched 19-year old Marcus Vick's Blacksburg apartment Thursday morning after two teenage girls claimed he had sex with their 15-year old friend.
According to the search warrant affidavit, police seized a bedspread, sheet, pillowcases, 3-condom wrappers, 2-paper towels, a digital camera and the Virginia Driver's License of his older brother, Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick.
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((TOD BURKE:JUST BECAUSE YOUR IN POSSESSION OF SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE IT ILLEGAL YOU'RE ENTITLED TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE'S PHOTOGRAPH, MAYBE THE ID IS EXPIRED AND HE JUST WANTS TO HOLD ONTO IT. AS LONG AS HE'S NOT USING IT FOR FRAUDULENT MEANS. THERE'S NO PROBLEM :15))
[SUPER=01-Tod Burke/Radford Criminal Justice Professor;]
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[OUT Q=NO PROBLEM.]
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Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Joey Showalter says the matter is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
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Celebrities and big-name athletes attract a following. It's often difficult to shun the attention notoriety brings.

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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/July 1999]

Five years ago former Tech Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller was accused of rape. He and his lawyer convinced the jury he was NOT guilty. In an interview yesterday afternoon, Attorney Deborah Caldwell Bono said Marcus Vick may be haunted by this investigation no matter how it turns out.
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[IN Q=If he's charged]

((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF HE'S CHARGED THERE WILL FOREVER BE PEOPLE- -EVEN IF HE'S ACQUITTED OF EVERYTHING- - WHO SAY HE GOT AWAY WITH IT. SO ANYTIME YOU HAVE A CHARGE LIKE THAT IT CAN ALWAYS FOLLOW YOU EVEN IF ACQUITTED.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Caldwell-Bono/Criminal Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=even if acquitted.]
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She says coaches need to counsel star athletes to protect themselves from unfounded claims by avoiding situations to begin with.