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Coming up on News 7-
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Lower property taxes could mean less cash for schools in one district.
Not the shower she hoped for.. when a woman's ceiling caves in and she's taken to the hospital.
And think TV in your car is good? It could cost you a ticket.
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[Talent=Jean]


And temperatures in the 30's at this time of year?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A dispute between a local school board and county leaders has teachers raising a stink.
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[SOT 17:12:58]
[IN Q=I see only politics]

((TEACHER: I SEE ONLY POLITICS, BICKERING, AND EGOS RUNNING AMOK.))
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[OUT Q=running amok]
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[Bedford-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Bedford County finally has a budget.
County leaders decided tonight to cut the real estate tax rate by a penny but many are not happy about it. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. So Justin who is angry and why?
Jean, you could call it the battle over the budgets.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The school board and the Board of Supervisors are fighting over proposed raises and whether they're too high.
Tonight, teachers said they and education will end up paying the price.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Glover/Bedford Co. Education Association; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Pollard/Bedford Co. Supervisors Chairman; :30 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-David Black/Bedford Co. School Board Chairman; :51]
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[OUT Q=CHILDREN OF THE COUNTY]

((((NAT SOUND OF ANGRY TEACHER))
You would think residents would be happy to see a cut in their property tax but for some in Bedford County that's not the case especially for teachers.
[SOT 16:55:41]
[IN Q=We feel like]

((FRED GLOVER/BEDFORD CO. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN UNDERCUT AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE AND WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO ABOUT IT TO SAY NO RECOURSE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=say no recourse]


The school board wants to give teachers a four to seven percent raise and administrators as much as eleven percent.
But some believe the increase for administrators is too high.
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[IN Q=I've been hearing]

((BOBBY POLLARD/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I'VE BEEN HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC OUT THERE THEY ARE OUTRAGED ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATIVE RAISES.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=the administrative raises]


So the Board of Supervisors asked the school board to trim the raises, it refused.
As a result, the county decided to cut the tax rate from 66 cents to 65 cents and pay for it by reducing the school system's budget by 425-thousand dollars.
[SOT 16:52:00]
[IN Q=What we're going to do]

((DAVID BLACK/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS PROBABLY PROPOSE THAT WE TAKE THE EIGHT POINT NINE PERCENT OF THE PROPOSED INCREASES AND CUT THAT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=and cut that]


That would affect not only administrators but teachers as well.
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[IN Q=Excuse me but]

((TEACHER: EXCUSE ME BUT WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET AND UNDERSTAND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BETTER SALARIES, BETTER TEACHERS, AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE COUNTY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=CHILDREN OF THE COUNTY]))
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[LIVE= Justin/FULL BAM]


We should mention several people spoke in favor of the cuts believing administrators and teachers are getting too much of a raise.
In the end, the Board of Supervisors agreed to make the cuts but not from instruction.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


They believe that will keep the teacher raises in tact but the chairman of the school board says that is far from a done deal so Jean it's obvious this dispute is far from over.

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The state is driving closer to a budget agreement but farther away from a complete phase-out of the car tax.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Senate Finance Committee today approved a tax plan that freezes car tax reimbursements.
Car tax relief currently costs the state about 860 million dollars annually.
But the increasing value of motor vehicles is expected to jack up the state's payout by 150 million dollars each year.
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[SOT :58:45]
[IN Q=IF WE DO NOTHING ON THE CAR TAX]

((SEN. RICHARD SASLAW/(D) SPRINGFIELD: IF WE DO NOTHING ON THE CAR TAX BY THE YEAR 2010 WE WOULD HAVE CONSUMED ALL THE GAINS FROM THE SALES TAX EVERY LAST PENNY OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Saslaw/(D) Springfield]
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[OUT Q=EVERY LAST PENNY OF IT.]
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The Senate's plan also raises the state sales tax by a half cent and the cigarette tax to thirty cents.
Both the full Senate and the House are scheduled to vote on the plan tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=Warner]


In a statement tonight, Governor Mark Warner said failure to pass the proposal puts Virginia on a course that will disrupt the lives of millions who depend on state and local services.

[Iraq]


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The situation in Iraq is quickly becoming a war of decisions and tonight the U-S is expected to face some of the toughest decisions yet.
Today three U-S servicemen were killed- as the violence shows no sign of letting up.
Stacy Case has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=@Powell; :42]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :53]
[SUPER=01-Brig Gen. Mark Kimmitt/Coalition Spokesperson; 1:01]
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(( NO MATTER WHAT U-S FORCES DO--- IT SEEMS TO BACKFIRE.

more gunfire
A DAY AFTER EXTENDING A FRAGILE CEASE FIRE---- INSURGENTS IN FALLUJAH SEEMED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION, FIRI
NG FROM INSIDE A MOSQUE. ONE MARINE WAS KILLED--- 8 OTHERS INJURED.
AND EARLIER THIS MONTH, WHEN U-S MARINES LAUNCHED AN ALL OUT ASSAULT TO AVENGE THE DEATHS OF AMERICAN CONTRACTORS----


THE U-S THEN FACED OPPOSITION FROM ITS HAND-PICKED IRAQI GOVERNMENT. NOW THE U-S IS TRYING A THIRD TACTIC-- AS EARLY TUESDAY MARINES WILL BEGIN JOINT PATROLS WITH IRAQI SECURITY FORCES, HOPING TO DEMONSTRATE CONTROL WITHOUT UNNECESSARY FORCE. COLIN POWELL/ SECRETARY OF STATE
We had been patient for the last couple of weeks while we have been trying to find a soft way to resolve this problem. But, at the end of the day it might be necessary to take rather direct military action.
IN BAGHDAD, TWO MORE TROOPS DIED RAIDING A SUSPECTED CHEMICAL MUNITIONS FACTORY. THE COALITION SAYS ITS OWNERS WERE SUPPLYING CHEMICAL AGENTS TO TERRORISTS. ITS OWNERS SAY THEY MANUFACTURED LIPSTICK.. BRIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMMITT/COALITION SPOKESPERSON if it was making lipstick that's some pretty high test lipstick." DURING THE EXPLOSION, MILITARY HUMVEES WERE SET AFIRE, WHICH SOME IRAQIS USED AS A BACKDROP FOR PROTEST. "This is for the madman Bush" this man shouts "for the madman Bremer." AS SPANISH TROOPS PULL OUT OF NAJAF, U-S FORCES ARE TAKING THEIR PLACE. U-S COMMANDERS HAVE NO PLANS TO GO AFTER MUQTADA AL SADR, THE SHIITE CLERIC WHO'S LEADING A REVOLT AGAINST THE COALITION. THE U-S SAYS DOING SO COULD DAMAGE HOLY SHRINES AND PROMPT A WIDER REVOLT. STACY CASE/REPORTING.))

[ID-Cards]


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It's a road Britain hasn't traveled down in 50 years.
But efforts to fight terrorism may lead the country to introduce identity cards.
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In the past, Britons have only had to carry ID cards in wartime, unlike most Europeans.
The last compulsory identity papers were abolished in 1952.
The government plans to set up a national database of people's facial dimensions, iris images and fingerprints.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We know]

((DAVID BLUNKETT/BRITISH HOME SECRETARY; WE KNOW THAT WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON ORGANISED CRIMINALITY, PEOPLE SMUGGLING. WE KNOW THAT THIS WILL HELP ...IT WON'T SOLVE...BUT IT WILL HELP WITH TERRORISM.)) ((SHARNI CHAKRABARTI/HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP SPOKESPERSON; IT'S FINE FOR US TO IDENTIFY OURSELVES: IF WE WANT TO TRAVEL, I CARRY A PASSPORT IF WE WANT TO DRIVE, I'LL CARRY A LICENCE TO DRIVE, BUT WHAT I WILL NOT ACCEPT IS A LICENCE TO LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-David Blunkett/British Home Secretary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharni Chakrabarti/Human Rights Group Spokesperson; :10]
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[OUT Q=license to live]
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[VO-NAT]


Voluntary ID cards will not be introduced until 2007. They are not expected to be made compulsory until 2013, and only if the sitting government agrees.
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[Bioterrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Closer to home, public safety and health agencies are learning about bioterrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Law enforcement, public health employees and others gathered at a Roanoke today, to learn about Forensic Epidemiology.
The Virginia Department of Health offered the training, hoping to strengthen communication between each agency in the event of an attack.
Training will continue tomorrow, with scenario-driven exercises.
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[Deer-Program]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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Sharpshooters took aim at deer this past winter in Roanoke's Deer management program- and the results show just that.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Between November and February sharpshooters took 109 deer within Roanoke City limits. Roanoke police donated the 83-hundred pounds of meat to Hunters for the Hungry. Officials say too many deer can result in disease, damage to landscaping and car accidents. Police say the first season concluded with "favorable results."
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Michael Jackson thinks his attorney's too busy... so he's getting a new one.
What that may mean for Jackson's legal troubles when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And VMI appealed to a higher power over its mealtime prayer... but the U-S Supreme Court won't listen.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7"]
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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Hokies put five more players in the NFL as free agents today. The Skins' first round pick lands in Ashburn.
This Terrier is all set to become a Tiger. Northside picks up the Civitan award and the Hokies wrestling coach resigns. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Jackson]

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Michael Jackson is playing musical lawyers, just days before his next arraignement.
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[VO-NAT]


Mark Geragos is out.
In a statement, Jackson said he needs the full attention of those representing him.
Now, another big name lawyer, Tom Mesereu (mez-a-row), takes over.
Mesereau is best known for once representing actor Robert Blake.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((BRIAN OXMAN/JACKSON FAMILY ATTORNEY; I THINK HE IS A FABULOUS MAN, HE IS THE BEST THERE IS IS, A MAN OF THE PEOPLE AND OF DEFENDING THE PEOPLE WHO NEED DEFENSE, RICH AND POOR.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Oxman/Jackson Family Attorney]
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[OUT Q=rich and poor.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jackson's next court appearance is scheduled for Friday and there's no indication it will be delayed. But legal experts say it could be.
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[VMI-Prayer]


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Cadets at Virginia Military Institute have not stood for a prayer before dinner in more than two years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape]

In fact they don't even dine together as a corps, anymore. So the prayer is a moot issue, as far as V-M-I's concerned. The U-S Supreme Court thought so too, refusing to review two lower-court rulings that found the public prayer unconstitutional. The state appealed those decisions.
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[SOT 23:15:20]
[IN Q=This was an]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; THIS WAS AN ADULT SETTING AT VMI AS PART OF A CEREMONY, AND NO ONE WAS EVER REQUIRED TO TAKE PART. THAT'S EXACTLY THE TYPE OF CEREMONIAL PRAYERS WE NEED TO FOSTER IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT PROHIBIT.))
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[OUT Q=not prohibit.]
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[VO-NAT]

Justice Antonin Scalia compared today's denial of the appeal to the 1996 ruling that compelled V-M-I to admit women. "This time, however," Justice Scalia wrote, V-M-I's "cause has been ignored rather than rejected- -though the consequence will be just the same."
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[Augusta-Murder]


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A weekend shooting in Augusta County has been ruled a murder-suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuarts Draft]

Sheriff Randy Fisher says 18-year-old Chadwick Woodson shot his former girlfriend, 19-year-old Angela Lucas and her friend, 23-year-old Jennifer Bassett at Bassett's home in Stuarts Draft early Sunday morning. According to reports, Woodson came to the trailer early Sunday morning. When a family member arrived just before 10:30, he found everyone but the couple's 8-month old baby dead. People in the community say the news was shocking.
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[SOT@12:44:24:15]
[IN Q=It really is..]

((MIKE HUFFMAN, NEIGHBOR: IT REALLY IS, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU THINK IN A RURAL AREA LIKE THIS YOU WOULDN'T HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS...))
[SUPER=01-Mike Huffman/Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=something like this.]
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[ANCHOR= Jean]
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The bodies were taken to the medical examiners office for autopsies. Meanwhile, the baby is in the care of family members.

[Carroll-Murder]


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A Carroll County man will spend 24 years in prison for the shooting death of his neighbor. 30-year old Lee Howard Wilmoth entered an alford plea to second degree murder. That means he does not admit guilt but acknowledges there's enough evidence to convict him. Wilmoth allegedly shot Larry Ralph King in the chest after an argument at King's home in the Cana section of the county.

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Will the sunshine make a return?
Robin has the forecast when we come back.
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[VO-NAT 09.5]


TV screens are everywhere in cars now- in sun visors and headrests-
But the devices are distracting drivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are]

((THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS MOTOR VEHICLE SAFELY.))
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[OUT Q=MOTOR VEHICLE SAFELY.]
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Coming up how TV entertainment could cost you a traffic ticket or worse.
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[Ceiling-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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A Roanoke woman is recovering after part of her ceiling caved-in on her.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It happened at the Afton Gardens apartments on Hunt Avenue. 21-year-old Latasha Webb says she was taking a shower, when part of the ceiling fell on her head. Apartment manager, Webbie Hemp, says flooding from an overflowed toilet upstairs caused the accident, but Webb's mother says her daughter notified maintenance several months ago that she was having problems.
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[SOT 12:00:25-:29 & 12:01:39-:45 *COVER FIRST BITE!!*]
[IN Q=if they took]

((DENISE ABRAMS/WEBB'S MOTHER: IF THEY TOOK CARE OF THE MATTER SOONER, IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. AND I THANK THAT MY GRANDKIDS DIDN'T GO INTO THE BATHROOM OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, OTHERWISE THEY COULD HAVE GOT SERIOUSLY HURT THAN WHAT ALREADY HAPPENED TO MY DAUGHTER.))
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[OUT Q=to my daughter]
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[VO-NAT]

Hemp says she was unaware of any prior complaints about the ceiling, but she will look into it. Webb was taken to Roanoke Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.
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[TV-Driving]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The wave of the future in cars isn't so much what's under the hood anymore- it's what's in the headrest, the dashboard and the visors.
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[VO-NAT ]


It is entertainment on wheels.. as more and more cars are coming with tv screens and dvd players
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[SOT]

((WILL CASTRO/UNIQUE AUTO SPORTS; EVERYONE WANTS THEM THEY HAVE CHILDREN. WANT TO KEEP THEM OCCUPIED.))
[SUPER=01-Will Castro/Unique Auto Sports;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=KEEP THEM OCCUPIED.]
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[vo-nat]
But the systems don't just keep children occupied, they distract drivers.
Billy Raven's earned a couple of traffic tickets for television in view of driver.. Translation? Driving while watching T-V.
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[SOT]

((ROBERT SINCLAIR/AAA: IT'S A CONTINUED REFLECTION OF THE FACT THAT WE DON'T TAKE DRIVING SERIOUSLY ENOUGH IN THIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Sinclair/AAA]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=in this country.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jamie Peterson is charged with second degree murder in Alaska after his pickup collided head on with an SUV- killing the couple inside.
Petterson is accused of watching his dashboard dvd at 90 miles an hour.
Now lawmakers across the nation are setting new limits on in-car entertainment, hoping to keep drivers eyes off the TV and on the road.
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[S-Extra]


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UVa doesn't light up the NFL draft boards, but the Cavs are getting some serious preseason pub already. Another Byrd star is headed to the ODAC. Northside wins the Civitan award and we'll hear from the Skins top pick. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]

Hokies wrestling coach Keith Mourlam has resigned. Tech athletic Director Jim Weaver announced today that Mourlam is leaving the program for personal reasons. Mourlam was head coach of Virginia Tech's wrestling team since 1996. He had a 50-74 and 1 record in eight seasons in Blacksburg.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin tonight with the UVa football team. Spring practice wrapped up 9 days ago, and now the preseason hype for the Cavs is just starting to crank up.
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[VO-NAT]

It won't be long before the preseason college football magazines flood newsstands, and despite the influx of Tech and Miami into the conference - UVa will grace the regional cover of Athlon's preseason ACC guide with Wali Lundy on the front. The Cavs are picked 25th in the nation in the preseason and their linebackers are voted number one in the ACC. The magazine hits stores the first week of June.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

The Cavs Heath Miller has been named a first team preseason All-American by Athlons.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=sp-168 4801TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT]
[ENG#=2]

The NFL draft this past weekend served as a good barometer for how the new members of the ACC will change things on the football front. 39 players from the "New ACC" were picked.
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[VO NAT] Newcomers Miami and Tech contributed a total of 14 picks for the conference with the Canes landing a gaudy 9 in the pros. Florida State, Ga. Tech and Maryland joined the Hokies with 5 players being drafted. Carolina and NC State each had three, while Clemson chipped in with two, UVa and Duke had one player a piece selected, and Wake Forest had none. That gives the New ACC a total of 39. Today, five more Hokies signed free agent contracts. And two players are headed to the Green Bay Packers including big tight end Keith Willis, who should have shot at earning a roster spot. Also, headed to Green Bay is receiver Chris Shreve. The Carroll County native hopes to impress the Pack with his speed. If not, at least he'll be able to tell his grand kids he caught passed from Brett Favre at training camp.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD NFL DRAFT]

Cols Colas is headed to the Ravens, Doug Easlick signs with the Dolphins. Former Hokie Garnell Wilds became the fifth Tech player to sign a free agent deal when he inked a contract with the Redskins.

[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Speaking of the Skins - Washington welcomed their first round draft pick to Redskins' Park this afternoon. Sean Taylor, the safety from Miami is expected to step right into the Redskins' starting lineup this season.
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[SUPER=01-Sean Taylor/Redskins Number One Pick; :00]
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[OUT Q=...AND PLAYING FOOTBALL."]
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-173 1107]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra 6164]
[ENG#=4]

For the second time in as many weeks - another member of the William Byrd football team from last season has decided to continue his football playing days in college in the ODAC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Last week Jeff Highfill, Jr. signed with Bridgewater, and now one of his favorite receivers-- Byrd tight end and linebacker Josh Baumgartner-- has decided to play for Hampden-Sydney. Josh also played running back, punted and was Byrd's place kicker during his years with the Terriers. He picked the Tigers over Methodist, UVa-Wise, Concord, Ferrum and Averett. He was all-Blue Ridge district as a tight end this past season.
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[S-Northside]


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The 10th annual Civitan women's sportsmanship Award ceremony was held today and the Northside basketball team grabbed this year's honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The awards banquet was held at the Patrick Henry Hotel this afternoon and then the Civitan Club presented the award to the Northside team. The award is given to the girl's team that exemplifies the highest sportsmanship and is voted on by the officials.
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[SUPER=01-Trayce Coe/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dana Powell/Northside Senior Point Guard; 14]
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[OUT Q=.......for this award"]
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The Civitan Club also gave out a scholarship to a deserving student athlete and this years winner was Northside guard Megan Kanode. She will be attending Virginia Tech and leaves Northside with a 3.7 grade point average. The Civitan's scholarship is 500 dollars that is designated for the recipients college education.
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[S-Softball]


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The 2004 all-ODAC softball team has been announced. Roanoke College first baseman Kim Rowe is the ODAC player of the year. She is batting .454 with 5 homers.
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Lynchburg's Jen Overstreet is the conference pitcher of the year. She compiled a 23 and 7 record which is second in the nation. She finished the season with a 1.86 ERA with 136 strikeouts in 192 innings.
The Hornets cleaned up the honors with coach Dawn Simmons earning coach of the year honors and Caroline Cubbage getting the freshman of the year award.
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Emory & Henry's Sarah Caldwell was named the ODAC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2004 season. Caldwell, is a senior from Blue Ridge, who led the conference with a 0.89 earned run average and a league high six shutouts. She also has a 3 point 7 GPA in chemistry.

[50-Bill]


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The new 50 dollar greenback just isn't as green as it used to be.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX]


Today the Treasury Department unveiled the new bill.
President Ulysses Grant is still there, but now there's red, white and blue in the background.
There's also embedded thread that glows when exposed to ultra -violet light, color shifting ink and watermarks-- all to make the bill harder to counterfeit.
The money should be in circulation by next fall. (------------)