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Coming up on NEWS 7, what may be a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And they think they've got one of the culprits in Sunday's attack on a miniature horse.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up in sports - JMU introduces its new basketball coach. The Avs arrive in town and testing laps keep clicking at Martinsville.
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Plus, Bath County's John Phillips - one of the top players in the state - picks his college tonight.
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[WX-Head]
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More clouds than sun over the next few days as a wet weather system moves in from the southwest. A look at SkyTracker 7 in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((I THINK WE CAN WRAP THIS THING UP SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.))
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


After four weeks of going nowhere, delegates take a major step toward a budget agreement.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Governor Warner is calling the move a breakthrough, but it could all come apart in the Senate.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[XGR-budget]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The wait for a state budget agreement may soon be over.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A group of Republicans says it has the plan and enough votes to break the stalemate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with today's developments.
Keith and Shannon, at the beginning of this debate
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[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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House leaders were saying there is no way their members would vote for any general tax increase.
But now a handful of Republicans plan to join with House Democrats to pass a tax bill that looks very similar to the Governor's.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: I FEEL BETTER TODAY THAN I DID LAST NIGHT THAT'S FOR SURE.)) [RUNS:02]
Many legislators are feeling more optimistic about the prospects for a state budget agreement.
Now that the House Finance committee reversed itself and reported out a bill that raises almost a billion dollars in new revenue.
The measure would boost the state sales tax by half a penny and add thirty cents to the price of a pack of cigarettes.
Governor Warner praised the move as a breakthrough but stopped short of endorsing the bill.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FINAL PRODUCT. I THINK CLEARLY THE SENATE IS GOING TO COME BACK WITH CHANGES.)) [RUNS:08]
House Speaker Bill Howell says the governor's response to the compromise bill is not strong enough to convince reluctant Republicans to vote for it.
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((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL: I WOULD HAVE FELT ALOT MORE COMFORTABLE IF THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT'S A GREAT BILL, WE DONT NEED ANOTHER PENNY AND I'LL VETO ANYTHING ABOVE THAT COMES IN BUT HE DIDN'T SAY THAT.)) [RUNS:08]
The Senate has agreed to drop their push for a income tax hike if the House passes the plan.
But many believe the Senate will still press for more money.
That could derail an agreement.
House Republicans say they have gone as far as they plan to go.
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((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT: IN TERMS OF THE GENERAL FUND THE 972 MILLION DOLLARS IS IT FOR US. )) [RUNS:04]))
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The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise proposal on Monday.
Delegate Bryant says there are enough Republicans who support his bill but there are still plenty of anti-tax Republicans who plan to oppose it.
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Keith and Shannon, both sides are expecting Monday's vote to be a close one.

[Vick-Case]


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A Montgomery County Judge is deciding whether or not to keep the media out of the trial of three Virginia Tech Football Players including star quarterback Marcus Vick.
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Vick, wide receiver Brenden Hill and running back Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
All three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Marcus Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
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Defense Attorneys and the Commonwealth's Attorney do not want the media at the trial because they do not want the identity of the victims revealed.
Lawyers for the media argued the case is of national and local interest and involves grown men.
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The judge will rule on the motion in the next few days.

[Shell]


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A Radford Photographer may face federal charges in connection with an overdose death of one of his models.
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Bob Shell already faces state charges of giving 19 year old Marion Elizabeth Franklin liquid morphine, which led to her death.
Commonwealth's Attorney Randal Duncan says U-S Attorney John Brownlee has agreed to seek federal indictments against Shell.
Brownlee declined to comment.
Shell is under house arrest.
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[Dog-Attack]


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Bedford County authorities say they've caught one of the suspects in a horse attack earlier this week.
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Tater, a four year old miniature horse was attacked by what appeared to be two pitbulls Sunday evening, while roaming in his owner's pasture. Animal control officers say they picked up one of the dogs last night at the Hardy Road Mobile Home park, after getting a call that it was attacking another dog. However, Tater's owner, Carol Simmons was not able to identify the pitbull as one of the dogs that attacked him. Officers say the pitbull will be put down, and that the case will remain open until they find the other one.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Think you know how to spot a lemon?
Still ahead, how one group wants to make sure you don't leave the lot with one.
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Plus a one hundred-year old firehouse gets a new owner.
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When it comes to buying a used car, do you know your rights as a consumer?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley wants to help you avoid getting taken for a ride.
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((Martie Eubank was in a hurry last August when she bought this 1995 Dodge Caravan from a Roanoke used car dealer. But 30-days after paying for cash for the vehicle she still hadn't received the title.
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((MARTIE EUBANK/BUYER OF USED CAR: HE SAID IT WAS OUR FAULT, THAT WE'D NEVER GONE BY TO GET IT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=never heard from him again.]

Within 16-days of the purchase, the van stopped running. So Eubank and the Legal Aid Society took the case to court and won.
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((HENRY WOODWARD/LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROANOKE VALLEY: WE WERE AWARDED SOME MONEY BY A FEDERAL COURT TO DO A PROJECT TO FOCUS ON THE PROBLEMS OF THE USED CAR MARKET WITH SOME SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION AND DETERRANCE WORK IN THAT AREA.)) [RUNS:14]
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The Used Car Market Fairness Project started in Fall 2002. The program is funded by an award from the court and designed to educate used-car buyers about the potential pitfalls of purchase. Starting today, Legal Aid's issuing pamphlets fully loaded with information.
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((THE MOST IMPORTANT THING A USED CAR BUYER CAN DO IS GET AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO LOOK AT IT. UNLESS HE SAYS IT'S BASICALLY SOUND THEN IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE A LOT OF TROUBLE DOWN THE ROAD.)) [RUNS:20]
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Eubank says she was informed... she just didn't pay attention.
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((MARTHA EUBANK/BUYER OF USED CAR: THERE WAS THINGS ON THERE I ALREADY KNEW, BUT BEING ANTSY AND WANTING IT REAL QUICK... THAT'S WHERE MY FAULT WAS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=that's where my fault was.]))
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The owner of the Auto Rama used car dealership was found liable for fraudulent sales practices and ordered to refund the 12hundred fifty dollar purchase price and pay attornies' fees and repair costs. He is believed to have gone out of business.

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The son of former Giles County Sheriff Larry Falls has admitted running a drug trafficking business out of his home in Narrows.
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[TAKE FALLS FS ] Thirty-six year old James Edwin Falls sold cocaine, marijuana, OxyContin and other prescription drugs, while his wife, Allison, kept the books. She pled guilty in February and is set for sentencing next month.
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Evidence presented in federal court today indicated Jimmy Falls also sold drugs at the Celanese plant where he worked.
While there's no evidence Sheriff Falls was ever involved, he allegedly told people in Giles County not to cooperate with federal investigators. Jimmy Falls will be sentenced in July.

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The condition of a Craig County man assaulted Monday, has worsened. 65-year-old Richard Sarver was in serious condition late yesterday afternoon, today hospital personnel say Sarver's condition has been downgraded to critical.
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Police say he was seriously injured Monday when 22-year-old William Riley Richardson of Clifton Forge attacked him. Richardson faces a number of felony charges including attempted murder, malicious wounding and attempted arson.
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According to reports, Richardson attacked the wheelchair bound Sarver when he threatened to call police after Richardson beat a 17-year-old girl. The girl survived with a couple of broken bones, cuts and bruises.

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An accident in Bedford County killed one man and sent a woman to the hospital. 44 year old David Michael Dooley of Bedford died after crashing his car on Route 691 around 9-fifteen this morning. State Police say he ran off the left side of the road, then veered off the right side and hit several fence posts. 35 year old Melissa Jane Kersey was a passenger. She was injured . Police say alcohol may have been a factor, but are also investigating whether a medical condition may have contributed to the crash.

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The fighting in Iraq and some weaker-than-expected earnings news sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 91 points.
NASDAQ lost ten.
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[Training]


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An old department store warehouse is proving to be an ideal setting for Roanoke City firefighters.
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Roanoke Fire and E-M-S began search and rescue training this week at the old Heironimus Warehouse. The building is currently up for sale, but the owners decided to let the department use it for training in the meantime.
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((JEFF BECKNER/ROANOKE BATTALION CHIEF: THIS KIND OF TRAINING IN THIS LARGE OF A BUILDING IN 40K SQUARE FEET DOES NOT COME ALONG VERY MUCH BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABILITY TO GET THE BUILDING. IT'S FANTASTIC, THE BUILDING'S ALSO LOADED WITH MATERIALS SO IT REALLY RECREATES WHAT WE GO INTO WHEN WE GO INTO AN ACTUAL FIRE.))
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The month-long training focuses on what officials call the three main principles of a successful interior rescue operation -- leadership, teamwork and discipline.
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It's one hundred years old, with enough garage space for two fire engines and a fireman's pole in the master bedroom.. in fact, a building auctioned off in Lynchburg today used to BE a fire station.
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Station Number Four closed down in the early 90's and has been a private residence for the last ten years.
Today, the building and two nearby lots were auctioned off to the public.
Graphic designer Nancy Marion bought it for 86-thousand dollars.
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((NANCY MARION/BUYER: IT JUST SEEMED TO BE GOING TOO LOW AND I WAS SHOCKED AT THE PRICE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH IT. IT'S A WONDERFUL BUILDING AND I LOVE RIVERMONT AVENUE AND I LOVE THIS BUILDING AND THINK WE CAN DO SOMETHING GOOD WITH IT.))
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Officials say the station is the perfect site for a Lynchburg fire history museum.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Avs arrive in town. More testing at Martinsville. And one of the top high school football players in the area picks his college.
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Plus, Salem native Jeff Bourne - the JMU AD - welcomes the school's new coach Dean Keener to town.
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We begin tonight in Harrisonburg where the JMU Dukes welcomed their new head basketball coach to town this afternoon.

Dean Keener, a former assistant for the Hokies was introduced by another former Hokie - JMU athletic director and Salem native Jeff Bourne.
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Travis will have more with Keener tonight on News 7 at 11.


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When Salem closed out its coaching search yesterday by hiring Steve Magenbauer - the up and coming coach - inherited what is arguably the most visible high school program in southwest Virginia. And one that comes with 10 thousand built in assistant coaches.
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One of Friday Football Extra's top juniors has made a verbal commitment to the University of Virginia.
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Bath County standout John Phillips gave UVa coach Al Groh the word this afternoon that he plans to play for the Cavaliers. Phillips has been recruited by the Hokies, Florida State, Colorado, Kansas and 10 other division one colleges. The six-six 230 pounder injured his knee last season, but is on schedule to make a full recovery. He is projected to be a tight end in college. His older brother Jacob will be a freshman this coming season at William & Mary.
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[S-Salem]


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The Salem Avalanche opens the season Friday night at Salem Memorial Stadium against the Potomac Cannons.
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The roster is set and the team met the media today at Mac and Bob's. The Avs finished second in the Southern Division in both halves last season and versatility is big in 2004.
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[S-Ville]


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First it was Tony Stewart - now it's Ryan Newman who has a problem with the Martinsville Speedway.
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One of the few tracks still on the circuit that really requires razor sharp driver skills and a solid car - is not at the top of Mr. Newman's list of favorite place to visit.
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Jimmy Spencer also was at the track today. He has raced at Martinsville in everything from a modified to a Cup car. And he says when you arrive at this place you need to stop whining and stop braking.
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[Market-Cannon]
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A rare piece of Civil War history is back in the public eye in Lynchburg.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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This 1861 cannon had been rotting away in the Community Market basement for more than a decade.
A group called Friends of the Market spent the past two years raising 45-hundred dollars for its restoration.
Ultimately the cannon may be placed at the Fort Early Museum to help illustrate the Battle of Lynchburg.
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((KEN TOWLER/FRIENDS OF THE MARKET: IT'S GOOD FOR TOURISM BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN COME IN AND SEE THAT IT WILL BE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, LOOK BEHIND AND SEE THE DEFENSE WORKS IN THE BATTLE OF LYNCHBURG. THAT'S REVENUE FOR THE CITY AS THE TOURISTS COME IN.))
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[OUT Q=as tourists come in.]
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The cannon will remain on display at the Market indefinitely.
The group hopes to raise money for the restoration of a second cannon still stored in the basement.
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