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Coming up on News 7-
More Americans are missing in Iraq. We'll have the latest.
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The lights go out at one major airport causing delays today.
A local man pens his second book.... set in this region.
It's do or die for the Roanoke Express- highlights from tonight's game.. it's in overtime.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A controversial sewer project won't move forward as scheduled.
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[Toms-Creek]


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Opponents of a new sewer line in Blacksburg won't need an injunction to slow down the project... the town's backing off until next month.
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Two Blacksburg residents are suing the town over the "12 mile long" sewer line that would run along Toms Creek.


They asked a judge to prevent town council from awarding contracts until a May 13th court hearing on the validity of the bond issue which would pay for it.
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Council planned to award those contracts Tuesday night, but the town manager now says they won't be awared until after the hearing.
Gary Huff says town council could still move forward with the project afterward because the bids are good for 60 days.
Opponents hope the makeup of town council will change after the May elections and the new council will reverse course on the project.


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Crews are working to stabilize a propane tank at a Salem hardware store tonight.
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Firefighters say the newly installed tank at the True Value Hardware store on Main Street tipped over tonight.
They believe this week's rain weakened the foundation.
A truck is being brought in to remove the propane, though officials say there was never any danger.
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[Iraq]


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More Americans are now missing in Iraq.
A Halliburton subsidiary says six more of its workers are unaccounted for after convoy ambushes.
Two American soldiers are also missing- and Arab TV reports a Russian energy company says eleven of its workers have been kidnapped.
This comes as several other hostages are freed.
Patty Davis has the latest.
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((THESE SEVEN CHINESE HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED IN IRAQ ONE DAY AFTER BEING ABDUCTED BY A GUNMAN. THIS BRITISH CONTRACTOR WAS ALSO LET GO BY HIS CAPTORS. Gary Teeley/Former Hostage: Obviously I cant wait to get home and see family and friends. BUT THE FATE OF AMERICAN TOM HAMILL REMAINS UNCERTAIN. THE MISSISSIPPI CONTRACTOR WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE WHEN HIS FUEL CONVOY CAME UNDER ATTACK. SIX OTHER U-S CONTRACTORS AND TWO U-S SOLDIERS ARE STILL MISSING. KIDNAPPINGS -- THE LATEST TACTIC OF VIOLENT INSURGENTS - BENT ON GETTING THE U-S TO PULL OUT. SO FAR APRIL HAS BEEN THE DEADLIEST MONTH IN IRAQ SINCE THE FALL OF BAGHDAD ONE YEAR AGO. 70 COALITION SOLDIERS HAVE DIED. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH INSISTS THE U-S IS MAKING PROGRESS. George W. Bush: It was a tough week because there was lawlessness and gangs that were trying to take the law into their own hands. IN SOUTHERN IRAQ - U-S MILITARY LEADERS ARE VOWING TO TAKE RADICAL SHIITE CLERIC MOKTADA AL-SADR -- BEHIND SOME OF THE RENEWED VIOLENCE THERE -- DEAD OR ALIVE. IN FALLUJAH, AN UNEASY CEASEFIRE IS HOLDING ON IN THE SUNNI STRONGHOLD WEST OF BAGHDAD --WHERE BANDS OF MILITANTS HAVE BEEN BATTLING U-S TROOPS. PATTY DAVIS/CBS NEWS: MEANWHILE, SOME U-S TROOPS COULD FIND THEIR ONE YEAR STAY IN IRAQ EXTENDED.
A TOP U-S COMMANDER NOW SAYS IRAQI FORCES AREN'T READY TO TAKE A LARGER ROLE IN SECURING THEIR COUNTRY AFTER SOME REFUSED TO FIGHT, WHILE OTHERS SIMPLY NEED MORE TRAINING. PATTY DAVIS, FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Ephedra]


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A Federal Judge in New Jersey has upheld a nationwide ban on the herbal stimulant ephedra.
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The judge is letting the ban take effect today, overlooking a challenge from two supplement makers. Ephedra is an herbal stimulant used for weight loss and body building. The drug has been linked to 155 deaths, including that of a Baltimore Orioles pitcher. The ruling does not affect medicines containing ephedra, such as prescription or over-the-counter cold medicines. The supplement makers had hoped to discourage the ban, arguing that ephedra can be safe if used as directed.
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[XGR-Budget]


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It could decide the future of some of your taxes. Tomorrow state lawmakers will vote on a nearly one billion dollar tax bill. The house is
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set to vote on the controversial proposal that would increase the sales tax by a half-cent.
Last week, the bill had the backing of 17 Republican delegates who plan to join Democrats in passing the measure.
But the House majority leader says it is a fluid situation and there are still undecided members.
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((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: IF WHAT THEY'RE HEARING IS THAT THE SENATE IS WILLING TO ACCEPT THIS BILL AND MAKE JUST A COUPLE OF LITTLE CHANGES THEN IT PROBABLY PASSES. IF WHAT THEY'RE HEARING IS THAT THE SENATE WANTS EVEN MORE TAX INCREASES, THEN THE BILL MAY FAIL. SENATOR JOHN WATKINS/R-CHESTERFIELD CO.: ITS VERY UNUSUAL TO BE ASKED IF WE WOULD VOTE FOR SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVEN'T EVEN VOTED ON SO I'M A LITTLE RELUCTANT TO SAY ABSOLUTELY.))
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The compromise measure is being offered as a way to break the month-long budget impasse.
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[Fralin]


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At least one delegate says the budget is in "such a state of flux," he won't even guess at a possible vote outcome.
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Roanoke Republican William Fralin says, at this point, he just wants a budget and that he's willing to raise the sales tax by half a cent to solve the impasse.
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[IN Q=Hopefully the Senate and Governor...]

((DELEGATE WILLIAM FRALIN/R-ROANOKE: HOPEFULLY THE SENATE AND GOVORNER WILL COME ALONG. THE GOVERNOR HAS SPOKEN TO THE PLAN SAYING HE'S IN GENERAL AGREEMENT WITH IT. HOPEFULLY THE SENATE WILL COME ALONG AND WE CAN GET A BUDGET THIS WEEK. THAT'S MY GOAL. THA'S WHY I'M HEADING TO RICHMOND AGAIN THIS WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=why I'm heading to Richmond again this week.]
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The House compromise bill would also raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes to 30 cents, but would eliminate the estate tax and marriage penalty.
The Senate has agreed to drop its push for an income tax hike if the House passes the plan.

[Judge-Book]


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A new book is about to hit bookstores across the country and it will be quite familiar to those of us in southwest Virginia. [***BOOK GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us about it. So Justin what's the local connection?
Jean, the book takes place in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=@justin1]


It's written by a Patrick County judge who made national headlines with his first book four years.
His latest work is a cross between the Scarlet Letter and Paul Newman's movie the Sting.
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When Judge Martin Clark is away from the courthouse, he's often in front of the computer writing his latest novel.
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((JUDGE MARTIN CLARK/AUTHOR: SOME PEOPLE LIKE GOLF, SOME LIKE VARIOUS THINGS, I ENJOY WRITING.)) [Run05]
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A joy that produced "The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living."
It's a book that took Clark twenty years to write and dozens of rejection letters before the book actually got published.
In 1999, a publisher finally showed interest and Clark quickly made a pact with God, let the book happen and he'll donate the proceeds to his church.
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((JUDGE MARTIN CLARK/AUTHOR: THAT'S NOT A DEAL YOU CUT THE MARGINS ON. I DON'T WANT LOCUSTS, BOILS, AND PUSTULES SO I HELD UP MY END OF THE BARGAIN, AND THE LORD HELD UP HIS.)) [Runs08]
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He did so in a big way.
The book ended up on several bestseller lists and The New York Times recently called it the funniest legal thriller ever written.
Now, three years later he's back with Plain Heathen Mischief. It's a story that begins in Roanoke and involves among other things a jewel heist and an insurance scam.
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((JUDGE MARTIN CLARK/AUTHOR: IT HAS A MINISTER WHO'S ACCUSED WITH HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A YOUNG GIRL IN HIS CONGREGATION AND IT TRAVELS FROM ROANOKE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO LAS VEGAS, MISSOULA MONTANA, ULTIMATELY AT THE END OF A BIG DOSE OF REDEMPTION, I LIKE HAPPY ENDINGS.)) [Runs16]
[OUT Q=I LIKE HAPPY ENDINGS]))
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Some of things mentioned in the book about Roanoke include the Star, the weiner stand, and a cameo by a local judge.

The book will be released April 27th and Clark will then go on a national book tour with at least one stop in Roanoke.
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Jean, back to his first book for a moment. He sold the movie rights to it, the screenplay was written but then rejected by the studios so it's currently being re-worked.
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The family of a man beaten to death asks why.
We'll hear from them next on News 7.
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And a bird on a wire keeps dozens of planes in the air over one of the nation's busiest airports.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Richardson]

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A Craig County family wants to know why a 22 year old would beat a man confined to a wheelchair.
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Yesterday, 65-year-old Richard Sarver died from injuries he received in the attack last week.
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According to police, 22-year-old William Riley Richardson attacked Sarver when he threatened to call police after Richardson beat a 17-year-old girl. Family and friends say they want to know why the 22-year-old would ever go after a man in a wheelchair.
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((RICHARD SARVER, JR., SON: IF I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE I WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING I COULD TO HAVE PROTECT MY FATHER AND SAM. AFTER THE FACT, I HAVE TO TELL MYSELF IT'S UP TO THE LAW TO HANDLE IT.))
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Charges against Richardson have been upgraded from attempted murder to first degree murder. He also faces several other charges including malicious wounding and attempted arson.
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[Fisherman]


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Carroll County Authorities are investigating two weekend deaths.
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A body was found on Saturday by three fisherman in the New River near the Low Water Bridge in Fries (Freeze). Investigators say it's 25 year old James Wray Lawson of Woodlawn. He was last seen several months ago by his parents. Investigators say it appears the body had been in the water for some time. His body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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A mobile home caught fire in Cana (Kay-na) around 8:30 Sunday morning. The sheriff's department was called in when a body was discovered in the home.
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((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF:THERE WAS A JUVENILE AT HOME THAT ESCAPED THE FIRE. THERE WAS A LADY THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT AND SHE'S BASICALLY, SHE'S THE, THE OWNER. WE TOOK TO ROANOKE. ))
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Investigators say the body appears to be 25 year old Angel Marie Towe. Police don't know what started the fire. Towe's body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
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A ten second power failure left Los Angeles air-travelers in the lurch almost an hour.
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A brief power line failure shut down the Los Angeles Airport's control tower, disrupting air traffic this morning. Incoming flights were not allowed to land for nearly an hour. Eighty to 100 flights were affected, either "holding in the air," circling, or staying put at their departure points. Some departures from L-A-X were also held, but only for a few minutes. Officials blame the blackout on a bird on a powerline.
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How muc longer will the rain last?
Brent has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus an amicable breakup for a Hollywood couple.
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[Pastorelli]


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The actor who played Murphy Brown's oddball housepainter died from a heroin overdose.
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Robert Pastorelli played the housepainter in the TV series Murphy Brown.
Pastorelli's assistant found the actor last month in a bathroom of his Hollywood Hills home- Drug paraphernalia including a syringe, a spoon and a plastic bag with white powder were also recovered
The L-A county coroner's office today says based on toxicology testing it concluded the 49 year old died of an accidental overdose.
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[Stamos-Divorce]


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And married life is over for Full House actor John Stamos and
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his wife actress- model Rebecca Romijn (Romaine) Stamos.
The couple has separated after five years of marriage.
No more details on the breakup.
Stamos is best known for his role on the sitcom Full House.
His wife is a former Victorias Secret Model who also starred in the movie X-men.
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Express game four highlights from Florida, Nextel Cup drivers talk tires at Martinsville, and J.R. Reynolds discusses Gillen's return,
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[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Brewers vs. Giants; :00]

But first our extra point. Barry Bonds belted home run number 660 as San Francisco beat Milwaukee 7-to-5 in the Giants' home opener. The home run ties Bonds with godfather Willie Mays for third place on baseball's career list.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express and Florida Everblades left everything out on the ice tonight in game four of their ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Meyers, FL/Express vs. Everblades; :00]


The Express was facing elimination and would have to win two straight at Teco Arena. The Everblades open the scoring in the first period, 58 seconds into the game, when Matt Pagnudi shoots and John Mcnabb tips it in.
Jason Wolfe was a wall in net again tonight. He faced 22 shots in the first period and turned everyone of them away.
To the second and watch Kevin Bergin come up the left side and rip rope on this slap shot and we are tied 1-1.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/2/Florida/3;]Also in the second, the Blades get Wolfe out of position and Tom Buckley banks the s

hot in off Joe Dusbabek's skate. 2-1.
With four seconds left in the second, Roanoke evens the count. Bryan Perez tips the biscuit in off the Carl Mallette shot. The game would go into two overtimes. But at the 2:29 mark of the second OT, the Everblades score and win 3-2 and end Roanoke's season .
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The Advance Auto parts 500 at the Martinsville Speedway is this Sunday's stop on the Nextel Cup tour. The new tire has been a hot topic among the drivers who have tested at the half mile track.
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[S-Reynolds]


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With his job secure, UVa men's basketball coach Pete Gillen's can focus on next season.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Part of his plan has to include sophomore guard J.R. Reynolds, who attended the Dazzle game over the Easter weekend. Reynolds averaged 15 points over his final four games and is relieved coach Gillen will return next season
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[OUT Q=...a coach i'm real comfortable with"]
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[S-Davis]


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Virginia tech head Football coach knows talent when he sees it so its not surpsing that Tech defensive end Jim Davis has been in Beamer's sites this spring. Mike Stevens explains.
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(( Right before the 2003 spring workout period opened - Jim Davis tore a pectoral muscle while he was swinging a golf club of all things. The recovery has taken him almost a year. ((JIM DAVIS:)) Two seasons a go Davis was a force to be reckoned with - his absence last season was not only noticeable but almost intolerable. ((JIM DAVIS:)) Davis has beefed up 276 pounds and says he hopes bring back the excitement at defensive end that the likes of Bruce Smith and Corey Moore used to create. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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One of the ODAC's top coaches, Roanoke men's lacrosse coach Bill Pilat will have his jersey retired this weekend.


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Pilat was a three time all-American lacrosse goalie for the Maroons during the early mid 80's. He is still number one on Roanoke's all time save list with 710. He was also named Division III goalie of the year in 1985.
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


As a coach, he led Roanoke to the 1992 national championship game and has produced 43 All Americans . His number 37 jersey will be retired at halftime of this Saturday's game against Guilford.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]


[Southside-University]


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Plans to build a four-year college in Southside are moving along.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The General Assembly recently passed a resolution ordering the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to begin a study into the idea. Developer Bill Adkins offered to donate a hundred acres of land to build the college, and the Harvest Foundation says it will donate 50-million dollars for the project, under an appropriate deadline.
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((HARRY CERINO/THE HARVEST FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: SO WE PUT THE DATE OF 2006 THINKING THAT WAS FAIR FOR BOTH THE STATE AND THE FOUNDATION, OBVIOUSLY IF IT DOESN'T MOVE FORWARD WE'D MOVE ON AND LOOK AT OTHER LARGE SCALE PROJECTS FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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SCHEV plans to conduct the study in July, and present its findings to the General Assembly in January.
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