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Taxes are going up for some in Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


A controversial project is all washed up tonight in Blacksburg.
Why more Roanoke youth heading to court isn't such a bad thing.
and why a judge is ordering a man to keep a coffin in his house-as part of a sentence.
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[Talent=Jean]


and gas prices drive one man out of business
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blacksburg Town council pulls the plug on a controversial sewer project.
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[SOT:16:51:00]
[IN Q= I think ]

(( I THINK THAT YOU KNOW, THEY GOT THE MESSAGE AND THEY CERTAINLY SEEMED TO BE ACCEPTING OF THAT SO WE'RE PLEASED.))
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[OUT Q=so we're pleased.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[B'burg-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC31:13]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]

After months of debate, a lawsuit and a landslide election... the controversial Toms Creek Sewer Project is no more. Tonight, the Blacksburg Town Council stopped construction of the sewer line before it ever began.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was at tonight's meeting. Rachel, what was the reaction of those who fought this project all along?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Jean, it was pretty anticlimactic. There was little discussion by the council and silence in an audience filled with those who've been waiting for this day to come.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Blacksburg's plans ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jane Goette/Blacksburg Resident;::10]
[SUPER=01-Mary Kay Goette/Blacksburg Resident;:30]
[SUPER=01-Frank Lau/Blacksburg Resident;:54]
[SUPER=01-Paul Lancaster/Blackburg Council Member-Elect;1:08]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=new look.]

((Blacksburg's plans for a 12 mile sewer line, here, along the Tom's Creek basin went down the drain... To the quiet glee of many who fought the project.

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[SOT: 13:43:00 ]
[IN Q=I'm delighted]

((JANE GOETTE:I'M DELIGHTED AND I'M NOT SURPRISED. I THINK I EXPECTED COUNCIL TO HONOR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AS WAS SHOWN QUITE DRAMATICALLY IN LAST WEEK'S ELECTION AND THEY'VE DONE THAT. )) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=done that.]


A record number of voters turned out to last week's election and ousted two incumbents in favor of three candidates who were against the project.


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[SOT:16:25:00 ]
[IN Q=Their attitude]

((MARY KAY GOETTE: THEIR ATTITUDE SEEMED TO BE THAT WE DID NOT REPRESENT THE TOWN, THAT THERE WAS A SILENT MAJORITY THAT WANTED THE SEWER TO GO THROUGH. AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE AN ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHAT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS ))

[RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=of the people is.]


Town council voted to reject the bids for construction, stop any offers to buy land and stop the bond issue for the project. Those who fought against the project are now actually applauding council's actions.

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[SOT:11:42:00 ]
[IN Q=There were]

((FRANK LAU: THERE WERE OTHER ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE NOT GIVEN SERIOUS EXPLORATION AND NOW IT GIVES THE COUNCIL A CHANCE TO GO BACK AND REALLY STUDY OTHER OPTIONS. )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=other options.]


and that's exactly what the new council members say they plan to do.

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[SOT:13:00:00 ]
[IN Q=We're going ]

((PAUL LANCASTER: SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE OPTIONS AGAIN. IT SOUNDS REDUNDANT BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT THIS FOR SO LONG. BUT IT'S A NEW COUNCIL, ITS TIME TO TAKE A NEW LOOK.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q= new look.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The new council takes office on July first.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /Microwave;]

Jean they tell me... a new sewer line is very needed in Blacksburg because of all the growth over the last few years... they're just going to take some time to look at all the options out there.


[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[ENG#=4]


Taxes are going up in Lynchburg as the city moves closer to finalizing its budget for 2005.
And as Steve Smallshaw reports, some city workers are feeling left out when it comes to getting a raise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Real estate]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member; :31]
[SUPER=01-Art Lipscomb/Lynchburg Firefighters Association; :47]
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:06]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Real estate, personal property, meals taxes.. even the amusement tax in Lynchburg are all going up starting July 1st.
City council voted 5-to-2 in favor of adopting its 141-million dollar spending plan that will require residents to pay more for less service.
[SOT 8:38:23]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME VOTING FOR A BUDGET WHERE WE IN THIS PAST YEAR GAVE AWAY ONE-POINT-TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO A NON-PROFIT AND ALSO STILL FUNDING BUSES RUNNING AT NIGHT-TIME FOR 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH NO PASSENGERS ON THEM.))
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[OUT Q=passengers on them.]
[SOT 8:39:26]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU SIT THERE EVERY YEAR AND VOTE AGAINST THE BUDGET, BUT YOU NEVER, HARDLY EVER COME UP WITH SUGGESTIONS HOW TO CUT EXPENDITURES.))
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[OUT Q=cut expenditures.]


Council also heard from its emergency dispatchers and firefighters who'd like to see the same kind of pay raise Lynchburg police got last winter.
[SOT 8:05:03]

((ART LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IN DECEMBER, THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY COUNCIL GAVE THE APPEARANCE THAT ONE WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHER. WE ARE ASKING TONIGHT THAT YOU TELL FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND THE DISPATCHERS OF LYNCOM THAT THEY ARE EQUAL PARTNERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY.))
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[OUT Q=public safety.]


At least one council member wants city staff to see if the money might be there in the near future.
[SOT 8:08:16]

((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE AREN'T FORGETTING YOU AND THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AND THAT MIGHT BE THE BEST THAT WE CAN DO BUT IT'S LIKE 'HOLD ON, WE KNOW YOU'RE THERE'.))
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[OUT Q=know you're there.]

[Standup ] ((There was some good news in this meeting.. early figures from Richmond indicate the city could get about three million dollars more than it expected in state revenue. How and whether they choose to spend it will be hashed out on May 25th. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))



[M'Ville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC02:00]
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Martinsville named its new city manager tonight... and it's someone familiar to Virginia.
Robert "Dan" Collins will take over the job on July First.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/1998]


Collins used to be the city manager in Buena Vista and currently is the top executive of Moberly (mow-ber-lee), Missouri.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


He's no stranger to Martinsville either, having lived there as a teenager.

[Student-Court]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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More and more students in one Roanoke school are heading to court.
But it's not in the way you may think, in fact some say it's a good thing. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Justin McLeod is in the newsroom now to tell us about it. So Justin what kind of court is this?
Jean, it is called youth court and it's a first for Virginia.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Here, the ones holding the gavel are students and it's their job to lay down the law.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tamara Hash/Patrick Henry H. S. Junior; :11]
[SUPER=01-Mark Guerry/Patrick Henry H. S. Junior; :22]
[SUPER=01-Chris McClellan/Patrick Henry H. S. Administrator; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT WE DO]

((((NAT SOUND OF BEGINNING OF COURT))
Court is now in session here at Patrick Henry High School.
And as you can see it's taking place not in a courtroom but rather a classroom.
[SOT 21:49:16; tape 1]
[IN Q=We see offenses]

((TAMARA HASH/PATRICK HENRY H.S. JUNIOR: WE SEE OFFENSES SUCH AS FIGHTING, CURSING IN THE CLASS, DISRUPTION OF SCHOOL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=disruption of school]


Rather than face suspension students can choose an alternative called youth court.
[SOT 21:54:10; tape 2]
[IN Q=One of the guidelines]

((MARK GUERRY/PATRICK HENRY H.S. JUNIOR: ONE OF THE GUIDELINES THAT THEY COME TO YOUTH COURT IS SAYING THEY ARE GUILTY AND THEY KNOW THEY ARE WRONG AND THEY JUST COME HERE TO GET THEIR PUNISHMENT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=to get their punishment]


That punishment is determined by a jury of their peers.
Here, the students, not a judge deliver the appropriate justice.
[SOT 21:54:48; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=We try to make]

((MARK GUERRY/PATRICK HENRY H.S JUNIOR: WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THE PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=FITS THE CRIME]

((NAT SOUND OF COURT CASE))
Youth court meets once a week.
On this day, a student is charged with using foul language in the classroom.
The jury made up of five students hears his side of the story, then orders him to counseling and to write an essay.


Administrators and actual lawyers serve as advisors to make sure everything is done fairly and by the book.
[SOT 21:58:59 tape 2]
[IN Q=They all have to have]

((CHRIS McCLELLAN/PATRICK HENRY ADMINISTRATOR: THEY ALL HAVE TO HAVE OATHS. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT ANY THE MATERIAL THEY RECEIVE OR THAT THEY TALK ABOUT IN THE COURT PROCEEDINGS. EVERYTHING IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=everything is kept confidential]


The panel's decision is final and the students as well as the parents must agree to it.
[SOT 21:52:17; tape 1]
[IN Q=I think it is going]

((TAMARA HASH/PATRICK HENRY H.S. JUNIOR: I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE I THINK THE MORE KIDS SEE WE ARE NOT A JOKE LIKE MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE AND WE'RE VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT WE DO.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=very serious about what we do]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]


Since youth court started in February, there have been twenty cases.
The school system believes it is so successful it may also implement it at William Fleming High School.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Jean, we should point out an offender must come back in the future and serve as a juror for youth court.


[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:13:16]
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Climbing gasoline prices are becoming too much for some business owners.
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[VO-VAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

David Hodges has owned a Roanoke Valley landscaping business for 17-years and says, during that time his biggest enemies, have been drought and the cost of fuel. In the past ten days, the price has risen ten cents. Hodges is now paying about 100 dollars a week to keep his two trucks and handful of mowers running.
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[SOT 18:48:34 - 18:48:40]
[IN Q=I think that it's...]

((DAVID HODGES/LANDSCAPER: I THINK THAT IT'S KINDA STRANGE THAT GAS PRICES CAN BE AT A CERTAIN LEVEL AND THEN SPIKE THIS HIGH ALL OF A SUDDEN.)) ((HODGES: BASICALLY, I MEAN IF YOU CAN'T MAKE MONEY IN THIS BUSINESS YOU DON'T NEED TO BE DOING IT.))
[SUPER=01-David Hodges/Landscaper]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=you don't need to be doing it.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

The fuel industry blames the price hike on supply and demand, an increase in the price of crude oil and fuel regulations that become tighter during the warmer months. Some relief is expected by fall. Hodges says that's too late, that he plans to quit landscaping and go back to school.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11p]
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No delay in the trial for three Virginia Tech football players.
The latest on the case when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus more questions about a controversial development could mean more delays.
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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 Roanoke County pays tribute to a coach and teacher who got his kicks at both south county schools. Tech and Marshall are getting back together later this decade. Travis Well checks in from testing at the Lowes Motor Speedway. And the Sox get the best of the Tribe - tonight on the Big 7.))[Beheading]

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[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
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The father of an American who was beheaded in Iraq says he didn't want his son's killing to be made public.
The family of Nick Berg huddled in tears today when they learned the murder was shown on an Islamic militant Web site.
The video called the killing vengeance for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[Super=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Michael Berg/Nick Berg's Father; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WEST CHESTER, PA.]

((THE PICTURE IS FUZZY. THE AUDIO -- POOR. BUT THE GHOULISH ACT ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE SOON BECOMES ALL-TOO-CLEAR. WHEN AMERICAN HOSTAGE NICK BERG FIRST APPEARS ON THIS VIDEOTAPE, HE STATES HIS NAME... "My name is Nick Berg. My father's name is Michael. My mother's Suzanne..." BERG, A 26-YEAR OLD INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, IS THEN SHOWN SITTING ON THE FLOOR....WITH FIVE MASKED MEN BEHIND HIM. AFTER READING A STATEMENT, THE MEN WRESTLE BERG TO THE GROUND ... SHOUT GOD IS GREATEST...AND PROCEED TO SAW OFF HIS HEAD WITH A LARGE KNIFE. BERG'S SCREAMS CAN BE HEARD FOR SEVERAL SECONDS. THE VIDEO WAS POSTED ON AN ISLAMIC MILITANT WEBSITE. IT STATED THAT ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI -- AL-QAIDA'S TOP LEADER IN IRAQ-- CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY. THE EXECUTIONERS ALSO REFERRED TO RECENT ABUSES AT AN IRAQI PRISON. THEY SAID QUOTE, "THE MUSLIM MEN AND WOMEN IN ABU GHRAIB AND OTHERS IS NOT REDEEMED EXCEPT BY BLOOD AND SOULS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM US BUT COFFINS AFTER COFFINS."
(STANDUP BRIDGE)

FAMILY AND FRIENDS HERE IN A SUBURB OF PHILADELPHIA KNEW BERG HAD BEEN DECAPITATED, BUT DIDN'T KNOW THE DETAILS. HE HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE APRIL 9TH. HIS BODY WAS FOUND SATURDAY IN BAGHDAD. BERG'S FAMILY HUGGED AND CRIED AFTERHEARING THE NEWS TUESDAY. THEY SAY THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER WENT TO IRAQ TO HELP REBUILD COMMUNICATION ANTENNAS.
(SOT: MICHAEL BERG/FATHER OF NICK BERG)

"He was a giving person. He definitely did not go to Iraq for the money." BERG'S FATHER SAYS HIS SON PLANNED TO RETURN HOME IN LATE MARCH, BUT WAS JAILED BY IRAQI OFFICIALS AT A MILITARY CHECKPOINT.
(SOT: BERG)

"He arrested for no reason at all. He was never charged with anything. He was never given any of his due process." - 17:16:50 THE FAMILY HAD FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. THEY SAY BERG MIGHT BE ALIVE TODAY..IF THE U.S. HAD PUSHED FOR HIS RELEASE SOONER. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WEST CHESTER, PA.))

[Prisoner-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The man who produced a report on prisoner abuse in Iraq blames poor leadership.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Major General Antonio Taguba testified before Congress today.
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[SOT]

(( SEN JOHN WARNER, R-VIRGINIA; IN YOUR OWN WORDS, SOLDIER'S LANGUAGE, WHAT WENT WRONG? MAJ. GEN. ANTONIO TAGUBA; FAILURE IN LEADERSHIP, SIR, FROM THE BRIGADE COMMANDER ON DOWN. LACK OF DISCIPLINE, NO TRAINING WHATSOEVER AND NO SUPERVISION.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. General Antonio Taguba/U. S. Army;]
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[OUT Q=and no supervision.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taguba says he never found any evidence of a policy or direct order given to these soldiers to conduct what they did. He says he believes they did it on their own.
Taguba also confirmed that those involved may have tried to cover their tracks- avoiding inspections from the international red cross.
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[Vick]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC30:01]
[SS=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=3]

Marcus Vick and two Virginia Tech teammates will go to court on Friday after all. The judge today denied a prosecution request for a continuance. Commonwealth's Attorney Joey Showalter said he needed more time to review cell- phone records and talk with lawyers for the complaining witnesses. Three underage girls reported drinking alcohol in Vick's apartment.
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[VO-NAT]

The Tech quarterback is charged- -along with Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh- -with contributing to the delinquency of minors. In addition, Vick- -who was 19 at the time but has since turned 20- -is accused of having sex with one of the girls, a 15-year old.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]

A full case load today prevented Judge Robert Viar from saying WHY he declined to give the prosecutor more time to prepare.

[Slate-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC42:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Roanoke County officials say the Slate Hill property is NOT ready for rezoning.
Today, County Administrator Elmer Hodge encouraged the supervisors to defer action on the controversial project until changes are made.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Hodge and members of the board said they believe the project can work, but only if the developer addresses concerns about traffic, erosion and other issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Working through]

((MIKE WRAY/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: WORKING THROUGH GIVING A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH THIS, I'D RATHER SEE IT GIVEN THE TIME, MAKE IT A NICE PROJECT, AND THEN IT WILL BE BETTER ALL THE WAY AROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Cave Spring Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and then it will be better all the way around.]
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[VO-NAT]


Developer Hunter Smith told board members that many of the issues raised at the work session are being addressed.
The supervisors are currently scheduled to consider the petition on May 25th.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


A local school bus has a scrape with another vehicle.
Find out what happened when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a judge says a drug user's putting his life in jeopardy... and orders him to keep an morbid reminder.
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[Commercial]

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:53:07]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]
[ENG#=1]

A Salem man faces a reckless driving charge after a morning school bus accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

39-year-old Thomas Hicks usually works at the Roanoke County School's transportation department, but this morning he was filling in, DRIVING a bus. Police say Hicks cut a corner too close, pinning a car between a utility pole and the bus off Tinker Avenue in Vinton.
No one was injured in the accident, but Hicks was charged with reckless driving. School officials say Hicks will continue to work with the school system. They say he is certified to drive a bus and has a clean record.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=V10]

A field dedication in Roanoke County tonight, plus travis Wells checks in from the Nextel cup testing in Charlotte. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Fox-MLB; :00]

A bittersweet night for Red Sox fans. Boston broke a two game losing skid with a 5-to-3 win over the Indians. But Pedro Martinez was gone by the time the outcome was decided. Pedro pitched 7 strong innings, giving up just 5 hits and striking out 11 batters in the no decision.
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[S-Mahan]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-174 15:53]
[GRAPHIC=TITANS/KNIGHTS]
[ENG#=1]


It was a special evening for both the Hidden Valley and Cave Spring high school communities as Bruce Mahan, the former boys' soccer coach at each high school was honored.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Before the Titans hosted the Knights, Hidden Valley high school dedicated its soccer field in memory of its late coach by unveiling its new name, Bruce A. Mahan Field. Mahan's wife Kim and son Nathan revealed the new sign beneath the scoreboard to an enthusiastic applause for a coach and a teacher everyone loved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Kim Mahan/Bruce Mahan's Widow; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Mahan/Bruce Mahan's Son; ;18]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Layman/Hidden Valley Athletic Director; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal; :43]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=..in the process"]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=KNIGHTS/TITANS]

Hidden Valley won the boys' game 2 to 0, while the Hidden Valley girls edged the Cave girls 3-to-2.

[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=TENNIS]

In high school tennis tonight, the Rustburg girls' tennis team beat Jefferson Forest 5-to-4 in Seminole action. The significance of this is that it marks the first time the Forest girls have lost a district tennis match in over 4 years.

[S-Marshall]


[ANCHOR=Mike ]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-171 10327tc]
[GRAPHIC=MARSHALL/VT]
[ENG#=2]

Marshall University helped pack Lane Stadium in 2002 for a Thursday night football game at Lane Stadium. Now, fans of both schools will get the chance to do that three more times and two sides have agreed to a new series
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

that will begin in 2009. That opening game will be played in Blacksburg and the following year Tech will travel to Huntington to play the Herd at Edwards Stadium. The final game of the series will be back in Blacksburg in 2012. The two schools have played 8 times since 1913 with the last meeting taking place in Blacksburg in 2002.
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[S-Test]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]
[ENG#=3]

This Saturday night the Nextel Cup series will be beating and banging in Richmond, but after that the rest of the month belongs to Charlotte.
[graphic=lowes]

Travis Wells checks in from the test sessions that several teams have been taking advantage of this week at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/18th In Nextel Cup Points Standings; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Green/General Mills Dodge Driver; :37]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/National Guard Ford Driver; 1:07]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[Coffin-Judge]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=cdo]
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[ENG#=1]


A Georgia Judge once ordered a man to bury his crack pipe in a hole the size of a human grave.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alpharetta, GA/Monday;]

Now Rockdale County Judge Sidney Nation has ordered another convicted drug user to keep a coffin in his home. The judge sentenced the man to just six months of a seven-year jail sentence for cocaine possesion. Upon his release, he must purchase a coffin and keep it in his home during the remainder of the sentence.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

Judge Nation says the coffin is to serve as a daily reminder that if he doesn't change his ways, he's a dead man.