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Coming up on News 7- Two Pittsylvania Counties deputies are on administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspect.
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It's not spring break, but spring cleaning for some Virginia Tech students. And they tried to tear it down, but one Colorado bridge is determined to stay its ground.
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Stay with us, News 7 is next.

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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.
Two Pittsylvania County deputies are under investigation after one of them shot and killed a suspect.
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[TAKE MAP FS] Authorities were called to a home on Whispering Pines Road west of Danville around 1:30 this afternoon for a fight. According to deputies, after a brief conversation, 51 year old Allen Lee Carter pulled a knife and "became agressive" towards the deputies.
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The officers sprayed him three times with pepper spray, but say that Carter continued to approach them, and eventually lunged at them. One of the deputies then fatally shot Carter. Virginia State Police have taken over the investigation, and the two deputies have been placed on administrative leave WITH pay. So far, their names have not been released.

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A string of brush fires was the cause of a major traffic delay this afternoon on Interstate-81.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

It happened along the north bound lanes near mile marker 124 just before 11 o'clock. Officials responded to ten different brush fires along a two-mile stretch. Firefighters from Montgomery and Roanoke Counties were called in to help, along with the Department of Forestry. A cause has not yet been determined, but officials believe the fires started when a tractor trailer lost a tire. One lane was closed while firefighters extinguished the blazes. Traffic was backed up for miles, but no accidents were reported.
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[Richmond-Fire]


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Authorities are blaming one death on yesterday's fire that damaged more than 20 buildings in Richmond.
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Fire officials say a woman went into cardiac arrest when power was cut to the area and her oxygen tank quit. There is still no word on what caused the fire, although officials do NOT believe that the blaze was intentionally set. Among the buildings destroyed were a four-story apartment building under construction and several row houses. City officials put the early damage estimates at 20 million dollars.
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[XGR-Budget]


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They've been in session for a record 74 days, and it appears the General Assembly is NO closer to reaching a budget agreement.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Both houses convened for just a few minutes today. They did NOT enact any legislation, but kept up the rhetoric that has been flying for weeks. The House met in a session that lasted only three minutes, and included only ELEVEN out of 100-delegates. Attendence was a little better in the Senate where 31 of forty members spent much of their time criticizing the House over bargaining and public relations tactics.
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Police are looking for two suspects in a robbery earlier today in Roanoke.
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It happened just before five o'clock at Amilio's Market on Bennington Street. Investigators say two men, one of them armed, robbed the clerk, and then forced her inside a freezer. The woman managed to escape unharmed and called police.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] If you have any information on the robbery, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-8500.
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[Big-Event]


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Community service was the lesson of the day at Virginia Tech. Jennifer Wishon shows us how students are taking "spring cleaning" to a whole new level.
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[SUPER=01-Marcia Feuerstein/Homeowner; 1:52]
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[1:34:52] ((((NAT SOUND OF SCRAPPING MS TO CU))
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Marcia Feuerstein purchased her Blacksburg home about eight months ago. It's a fixer- upper that was starting to overwhelm her, until Saturday when a group of neighbors stopped by to help out.
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((Andy Landers/Big Event Director))
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It's Virginia Tech's largest service project of the year- appropriately dubbed the 'Big Event'. 1400 students and faculty worked on nearly 200 service projects from Blacksburg to Narrows with supplies purchased by the Cintas Corporation.
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((Jennifer Wishon/jwishon@wdbj7.com))
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Parishioners at Fieldstone United Methodist Church have spent the past six months transferring the old Helig Meyer Furniture building on Route 460 into a place of worship. For them, the Big Event is a God- send.
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((Ross Mecham/Fieldale United Methodist Church Lay Leader))
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((Log Cutting))
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Back at Marcia Feuerstein's house, students spent the day cutting wood, clearing brush and scraping paint.
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((Doug Minarik/Student Volunteer))
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As a professor of architecture, Feuerstein is in contact with students every day, but says now she has a better appreciation of their civic oriented minds.
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((Marcia Feuerstein/Homeowner))
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Helping improve a community one neighbor at a time. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Still ahead on the newscast, it's a rocket that is supposed to revolutionize travel in the decades to come, we'll show you how a test went earlier today...
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and also, the Easter bunny makes an early appearance in Roanoke.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll Cowboy up as two tickets have been punched to the Final Four. Beamer Ball springs back in to action, and there was plenty of slammin and bammin' today in Bristol. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Saddam]

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He's defended terrorists and a Nazi leader, now a French lawyer says he'll represent Saddam Hussein.
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Jacques Verges (zhahk vehr-ZHEHS') says he received a letter from Saddam's family asking him to defend the former Iraqi leader in court. His clients include Carlos the Jackal, who was once the world's most famous terrorist. He also represented a Nazi GESTAPO chief charged and convicted of crimes against humanity in France.
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It turns out the person who turned Saddam Hussein in was one of his closest bodyguards. The bodyguard betrayed Saddam only hours after he himself had been arrested and interrogated. The B-B-C reports he will NOT get the reward because the information was not given willingly.
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[Hypersonic-Jet]


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NASA tested a new hypersonic jet that could limit nonstop flights around the world to only a few hours.
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NASA built the X-43-A hypersonic jet as part of a project to test an exotic type of engine called a supersonic combustion ramjet, or scramjet. The X-43-A is expected to reach speeds over five thousand miles per hour or faster. A B-52 bomber carried the scramjet to 40 thousand feet and dropped it over the Pacific. The first test for the experimental jet ended in failure three years ago.
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The Scylla, once the pride of the British Royal Navy, retired from service nearly ten years ago.
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But instead of heading for the scrapheap it's starting a new life on the sea bed as Britain's first artificial reef. A series of controlled explosions sent the retired frigate (frigit) to her final resting place off the south-west coast of England before an audience of onlookers that included former crew members. The Scylla should attract colonies of sea life within months as well as providing a new wreck for divers to explore. The warship saw service around the world, but was never used in war.
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Still to come, a local raceway is racing into the new season with plenty of new additions...
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and also they tried to bring down this bridge the old fashioned way, but now some heavy machinery will have to finish the job. We'll have that story a little later in the newscast.
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[Biz-Review]


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The Home Shopping Network shops for a new home, while some Russian business owners come to the area to learn more about the timber industry. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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(( Some workers in Salem may soon be shopping for a new job. The Home Shopping Network announced plans to move part of its Salem fulfillment center to Tennessee.
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((JOY PERKINS: WHEN WE FOUND THE FACILITY IN TENNESSEE WE DIDN'T STOP LOOKING IN VIRGINIA. WE CONTINUED AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HELPED US, BUT THERE JUST WASN'T ANYTHING EXISTING - WE'D HAVE TO BUILD AND THERE WASN'T EVEN ANY LAND IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.))
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The television and Internet retailer employs 450 at the Salem facility. About half those jobs will be transferred to Roanoke County, the other half will be lost. Laid- off employees will be given severance. Home Shopping Network plans to start moving in August. Employees at Hubbell Lighting have agreed to a new four year contract. The contract is retro-active to March 8th, the day the old contract ran out. Employees have been working on good faith since then. Details of the contract have not been made public, but workers had been holding out for salary increases and better benefits. Hubbell employs 330 people at the Christiansburg facility. Several Russian entrepreneurs are getting a taste of life in Montgomery County. Ten Russians are in town to learn about wood manufacturing in the region. They're staying with local families, spending most of their time visiting timber, furniture and wood- making plants in the area to learn how private businesses are run in the United States.
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((ZENA GENERALOVA: HOW YOU, THE BUSINESS IS ORGANIZED. THE WAY YOU TAKE MONEY FOR DEVELOPING THE BUSINESS. HOW YOU MANAGE IT. HOW YOU WORK WITH THE PERSONNEL. SERGEI DANILOV ARCHANGELSK: THE TIMBER MARKET IN THE UNITED STATES IS THE BIGGEST TIMBER MARK IN THE WORLD. THE PRINCIPAL WOODEN MARKET IN THE WORLD. SO FOR US IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW HOW IT IS DOING HERE.))
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For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))






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Race fans are just now gearing up for the season, but a local business has been racing all winter.
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The Motor Mile Speedway in Pulaski County has spent more than three million dollars on improvements. A new concession area sports seven bays to help fans get their snacks back to their seats at record speeds. Improvements are being made to the parking lot and new suites come complete with rocking chairs. Despite improvements, prices are going DOWN, and fans say that's something to cheer about.
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((TOM GENTRY/RACE FAN: THE LOWERING OF THE PRICE TO MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR I THINK IS A GOOD THING FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY DOUBT THAT IT WILL HAVE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT.))

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Drivers are also enjoying a new inspection building in the pit along with new lounges and bathrooms.
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((THE WOMEN ARE EXCITED BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUR DRIVERS THAT ARE FEMALE SO THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DRIVER'S LOUNGE NOW WHICH IS A GOOD THING FOR THEM BECAUSE BEFORE THEY WERE ONLY ABLE TO GO IN THE RESTROOMS FOR THEIR CHANGES. THEY NOW HAVE A SHOWER, THEY HAVE ALL THE SAME AMENITIES AS THE MEN DO AS FAR AS THAT.))
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The first race of the season starts next Saturday at seven o'clock.
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[Eggstravaganza]


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Easter is more than two weeks away, but Peter Cottontail is already making his rounds in Roanoke.
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The Roanoke Dazzle mascot was on hand to help out, as more than 15-thousand colorful plastic eggs, stuffed with goodies and prizes were hidden all over Wasena Park for this year's Eggstravaganza. Of course the golden eggs had the best treasure. Kids this year did more than just hunt for eggs -- they got to paint them, make bunny hats, and paint faces.
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Coming up, half of the Final Four is now set, the Express moves closer to the post season, and the Hokies start spring workouts, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Dubai, United Arab Emirates/FOX; :00]


The World's richest horse race, the Dubai Classic was held today. The 6 million dollar event was won by Pleasantly Perfect over Medaglia d'oro. Betting is not permitted in the United Arab Emirates, but wagers were taken in the states. Pleasantly Perfect won over 3 and a half million dollars.
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The Connecticut Huskies became the first team to book reservations for San Antonio today, whipping Alabama in the regional finals.
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The Huskies were smokin from the outside. Rashad Anderson buried a career high 28 points including 6 of nine shots from long range. UCONN Led 53-29 at the break and never looked back.
Ben Gordon tossed in 36 for Jim Calhoun's club. Connecticut rolled the Tide 87-71
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to reach the Final Four for the second time. The Huskies won it all in 1999.
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Oklahoma State will join the Huskies in San Antone next weekend. The Cowboys barely slipped past top seeded Saint Joe's in East Rutherford.
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Oke State was up two with under a minute to go when Jameer Nelson found Pat Carroll for the three ball and a one point Hawks edge.
But John Lucas, Junior launched a three of his own with 6 ticks left that found the bottom of the net to put the Cowboys up 2. Lucas scored the last five points for Eddie Sutton's team, which wasn't out of the woods
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until Nelson's pull up J from the foul line was well short. Oklahoma State moved on with the 64-62 win.
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The Roanoke Express inched closer to a playoff spot tonight by beating Greenville on the road. Carl Mallette scored twice to go with goals by Rick Kowalsky, Kevin Bergin, and Dan Carlson for the Express in a 5 to 2 win. Jason Wolfe picked up the win between the pipes. Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Sunday afternoon to battle Augusta in a 4 o'clock faceoff.

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Frank Beamer and company opened up spring practice yesterday morning in Blacksburg.
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Tech returns just 9 starters from last year's 8 and 5 team. The departure of a productive senior class, plus Kevin Jones and DeAngelo Hall, has Beamer placing more emphasis on this spring session than any other in recent memory.
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Martin Truex, Jr. won today's Sharpie 250 Busch race at Bristol, but what would the World's Fastest Half Mile be without a little controversy.
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We pick it up with just 4 laps to go. Kevin Harvick knocks David Stremme into the wall and Stremme comes across the track, but the caution never came out.
Then a lap later, Johnny Sauter spun out off the bumper of Greg Biffle, but did regain control and continue.
The yellow flag did wave with two to go as Stremme and Johnny Benson collided. Benson was driving towards a top five finish. That's when things got wild. As Truex, Junior took the checkered flag in a car owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., it appeared that several cars made passes under the yellow, a no-no under Nascar's rule that freezes the field when the caution comes out. Several drivers argued their case to the sanctioning body that they had finished higher than they were scored, but to no avail, as Truex celebrated his first ever win.
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Brian Vickers led today's Nextel Cup Happy Hour session which included an on track scrape between Scott Riggs and Tony Stewart. The drivers expect plenty of that in tomorrow's Food City 500, where patience will be a virtue.
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One of Denver's oldest highway bridges was supposed to be a thing of the past today, but the bridge had a different plan.
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The planted explosives successfully brought down the northbound lanes of Interstate-225, but failed to bring down the old flyover bridge directly above. Officials say now that Plan-A failed, plan B will be instituted -- bringing down the remaining structure using specialized equipment to break the pavement beneath.
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