[House-Fire]

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No one was injured in a house fire in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta/This Morning;]

Crews responded to a call of a house fire in the Stone Mountain community of Moneta early this morning. Four adults and one child were inside the home when fire started on the second floor. All made it out safely.
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[IN Q=The homeowners...]

((Ricky Tuck/Chief of Moneta Volunteer Fire Dept.: The homeowners stated the child was upstairs. They were without power and using candles. They thought they had all the candles out. The child came downstairs and said the house was on fire.))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Volunteer Fire Department Chief]
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[OUT Q=...was on fire.]

Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the second floor. The cause has not been determined.
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[Iraq]


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More stories of Iraqi prisoner abuse have hit the newspapers, as hundreds of detainees make their way to freedom.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


The military released more inmates today from Abu Ghraib prison.
That, as new photos and details of abuse at the prison became public in the Washington Post.
The paper reports detainees said they were ridden like animals and forced to get their food from toilets. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers got a preview of President Bush's plan for transferring political power back to the Iraqis.
But Democrats complained about a lack of White House leadership.
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[IN Q=He said that this]

((REP. DEBORAH PRYCE/R- OHIO: HE SAID THAT THIS IS WAR, AND THIS IS THE THEATER OF WAR, AND THAT THIS IS PART OF WAR AND THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE BRACED BY IT AND THAT OUR RESOLVE IS NOT LESSENED BY IT.))
((REP. NANCY PELOSI/D- CALIFORNIA: PEOPLE SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS GREAT RESOLVE AND THEY ADMIRE THAT, BUT RESOLVE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY JUDGMENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Deborah Pryce/(R) Ohio;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Nancy Pelosi/(D) California; :10]
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[OUT Q=judgment.]
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Bush will begin laying out his plan on Monday.
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[OK-Bombing]


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The defense rests its case in the state trial of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.
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[SUPER=03-McAlester, OK;]


Nichols is already serving a life sentence for a federal conviction in the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people.
But in this case, he faces murder charges that could carry the death penalty.
Nichols' attorneys called nearly 100 witnesses, and the prosecution questioned more than 150 people.
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin on Monday.
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[AM-Richardson]


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Former Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson faces up to 30 years, but prosecutors say probation is more likely.

Richardson is scheduled for sentencing today in a Bedford courtroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/March 8;]

He pleaded guilty in March to forging public documents. Authorities say he ordered his secretary to forge 39 comment sheets in favor of widening a highway intersection in his district. Richardson's fellow supervisors initially approved the project for the White House area, but when questions about the comment sheets came to light, they later reversed that decision.
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[11Hudson]


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A Roanoke man who allegedly used the Internet to solicit a 12-year-old girl for sex faces felony charges.
48-year-old Leonard P. Hudson was arrested Wednesday by the Bedford County sheriff's office Blue Ridge Thunder Task Force.
Hudson allegedly solicited an undercover investigator posing as a young girl and arranged a meeting in Bedford County.
Police say he has prior convictions for drugs and sexual battery of a minor.

[11Condos]


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A developer hopes to turn a South Roanoke parking lot into dozens of condos.
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Westwin of Roanoke wants to purchase a Carilion lot at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Yellow Mountain Road.
The company would then build 38 to 40 units on the property.
Developers Jim Body and Winter Hodges say there's demand for more condos in South Roanoke.
[SUPER=04-2001;]


They're the same developers who built the Cherry Hill complex, just a few blocks away.
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[VOBLane-Stadium]


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The next time you head to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg it will be a whole different ballgame.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The stadium is currently undergoing a major expansion on the west side.
Once completed, it will house among other things, a state of the art press box, 23 new luxury suites, and for the first time a hall of fame.
The project is costing more than 52 million dollars and Virginia Tech says it's worth every penny.
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[IN Q=I think it really helps]

((TOM GABBARD/ASSOCIATE AD FOR FACILITIES: I THINK IT REALLY HELPS FRANK AND HELPS THE SCHOOLS IMAGE AND YEAH IT'S A BIG TIME FOOTBALL PROGRAM AND LET'S PUT IT IN A BIG TIME STADIUM AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Gabbard/Associate Athletic Director for Facilities;]
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[OUT Q=we're going to do]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction is currently on schedule, but with a completion date of August 2005, Virginia Tech says football fans will have to be patient during the season.
They'll have to go through several makeshift walkways to get to the entrances on the west side.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, clothing retailers make for attractive picks after yesterday's unwavering market session.
Also, one mutual fund company is facing harsh fines for improper trading.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm Jean Lee.]

((Retailers including the Gap and Nordstrom will be among the stocks to watch, after the markets finished nearly unchanged.
The Dow closed off just a fraction, While the Nasdaq slipped a point.
Watch shares of Nordstrom. Late Thursday, the upscale retailer reported profit that jumped more than 150-percent in its first quarter, as shoppers paid full price for clothing items. Strong sales, coupled with inventory controls, helped sales rise over 16-percent.
Gap shares will also get some attention. Its customers snapped up the company's spring fashions, while leaner inventories limited the need for markdowns. The San Francisco retailer, owns the Gap, Banana Republic AND Old Navy chains.
The latest settlement stemming from a probe of the mutual fund industry: Strong Capital Management and Richard Strong, have agreed to a fine, as they settle charges of improper trading. Regulators say the fund and its founder will pay a total of $80 million.
And Blue Nile sparkled in its market debut on Thursday, as the online jeweler delivered some sunny dot-com Deja vu to the IPO market. NILE: Shares of the Internet jewelry retailer closed up above the 7-dollar range - a gain of more than 35 percent.
You can track all the action at our website, CBS.MW.com. In NY I'm JL.))


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[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Phone-Strike]


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Workers at the nation's Number Two local phone company are now walking the picket line in 13 states.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;]


About 100- thousand unionized workers of S-B-C Communications went on strike after midnight.
The Communications Workers of America accuses the company of corporate greed due to benefits cuts and outsourcing.
A union spokeswoman says the new contract would double the average worker's monthly health-care expense.
The sides also disagree about how much work the company should outsource.
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[11Clower]


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Sid Clower's days as a free man are coming to an end. The former Henry County Administrator just got out of STATE prison last summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year]

Yesterday, a FEDERAL judge ordered him to serve another 41 months. Judge Jackson Kiser also fined Clower one million dollars. Between 1993 and 2002, Clower took about 818-thousand dollars... in small amounts every month. The money came from Henry County's Public Service Authority. Clower spent it on gifts and trips and to support an illegitimate child. The I-R-S is now trying to recover more than 327-thousand dollars in unpaid taxes and penalties.
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[11City-Schools]


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Roanoke's new interim superindentent's plan for communication, trustworthiness and harmony was well received at yesterday's school board meeting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Doris Ennis received a standing ovation yesterday as the school board introduced her as the temporary successor to retiring superintendent Wayne Harris. After 42 years as a teacher, department head and principal, Ennis has earned a reputation as a "healer." She's currently interim principal at Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy. The board plans to hire a permanent replacement for Wayne Harris by July of next year.
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[Exhibit-Preview]


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This year is the centennial of auto racing in Virginia, and today the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College opens an exhibit on southwest Virginia's love affair with fast cars.
It's called "Car Crazy," and Joe Dashiell has a preview.


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[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :40]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Ferrum.]


((This week, they were hanging the sign, and putting the finishing touches on the most extensive exhibit ever assembled at the Blue Ridge Institute.
And director Roddy Moore was showing off an intake manifold built by the late L.O. Stanley of Meadows of Dan.
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[IN Q=He built this for ]

((HE BUILT THIS FOR THE OVAL TRACK RACING, WHEN THE RULEBOOK SAID YOU COULD ONLY HAVE ONE CARBURETOR SHOWING.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=could only have one carburetor showing.]

Car Crazy: Racing and Rodding in Southwest Virginia fills all three galleries at the Ferrum museum. It features hundreds of photos and artifacts and four automobiles, including one that Paul Radford drove to victory during the 60s, and an open wheel racer that may be the oldest in Virginia.
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[IN Q=A lot of people say]

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY WE'RE LOOKING AT A PERIOD OF RACING WHEN PEOPLE STILL THOUGHT RACING WAS FUN, WHEN PEOPLE WERE BUILDING CARS IN THEIR BACKYARDS, IN THEIR GARAGES AND WERE RACING ON THE WEEKENDS. IT WAS BEFORE ALL THE BIG MONEY GOT INTO RACING.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=the bIg money got into racing.]


Researchers have documented more than 40 race tracks and drag strips between Roanoke and the Cumberland Gap. and Moore says the real story deals as much with the men who built the cars as it does with those who raced them.
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[IN Q=L. O. Stanley]

((L.O. STANLEY SAID IT TOOK THREE THINGS TO WIN A RACE, IT TOOK A CAR, A MECHANIC AND A DRIVER, AND YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE ALL THREE IN ANY TYPE OF RACE THAT YOU PARTICIPATE IN.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=that you participate in.]


The Car Crazy exhibit runs through March of 2005. Joe Dashiell News 7 Ferrum))

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[COMM][Biz-Brief]


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In business news, Hormel reports strong sales amidst a fairly stagnant trading day. Microsoft is ditching its employee's prescription drug coverage.
And E-trade is considering giving up its A-T-M services. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

(( INVESTORS PLAYED IT CLOSE TO VEST THURSDAY, AND THE MAJOR AVERAGES ENDED LITTLE CHANGED.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS AND THE NASDAQ CLOSED NEARLY UNCHANGED.


HORMEL REPORTS A 59-PERCENT INCREASE IN QUARTERLY EARNINGS ON STRONG SALES OF REFRIGERATED FOODS. THE COMPANY, BEST KNOWN FOR ITS DINTY MOORE STEW AND SPAM LUNCHEON MEAT, SAYS IT EARNED 53-POINT-SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS SECOND QUARTER...


MICROSOFT WORKERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED THE COMPANY IS REDUCING PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS AND EMPLOYEE STOCK DISCOUNTS.
IT'S A MOVE TO SAVE AT LEAST 80-MILLION DOLLARS.
THE COMPANY SAYS THE CUTS WILL BETTER ALIGN ITS BENEFITS WITH THOSE OF ITS COMPETITION, WHILE STILL KEEPING IT AHEAD OF THE MARKET AVERAGE.


AND ONLINE BANK AND BROKERAGE E-TRADE IS CONSIDERING SELLING ITS 15-THOUSAND A-T-M'S IN A DEAL THAT COULD BE WORTH NEARLY 100-MILLION DOLLARS.
ACCORDING TO REUTERS, ANOTHER OPTION BEING CONSIDERED IS A PARTNERSHIP IN WHICH THE MACHINES KEEP THE E-TRADE BRAND NAME.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.)) [TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER]


[11Young-Inventor]


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A Christiansburg girl put her foot down and put an end to her brother's difficulties with playing the piano.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

Fourth grader Nicolette Mann, won the Craftsman Young Inventors competition with her "Piano Pedals" that help children reach the pedals. Mann noticed that her younger brother was not able to reach the pedals on the family piano and set out to solve that problem. She's already won a 5,000 dollar savings bond and a couple of Sears gift cards and now has the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the finals. Mann says she'll use the gift cards to buy the family a pool.
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(Kim toss to Steve for weekend preview)[Rinehart]



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The hot rods that John Rinehart builds could be considered works of art, but they aren't museum pieces.
While Rinehart is featured in a new exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute, it's on the road where he hopes his work will be appreciated.
Joe Dashiell has his story.

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[IN Q=OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Rinehart/Hot Rod Builder; :27]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]

(( [OPENS WITH NAT SOUND OF RINEHART TALKING ABOUT HOT ROD]
The 31 Ford A Model Cabrolet in John Rinehart's shop, is just the latest in a long line of hot rods he has built.
He can trace his passion for cars back to a front porch in Page, West Virginia where he sat as a six year- old.
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[IN Q=We would have a contest]

(( WE WOULD HAVE A CONTEST PICK OUT A CAR COMING DOWN THE ROAD WHAT MODEL IT WAS . WHAT FORD OR A CHEVROLET OR A DODGE.))
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[OUT Q=Chevrolet or a Dodge.]


Today, its a bit more complicated.
But Rinehart enjoys planning a project in his head, and hunting the parts to make it happen.
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[IN Q=This is another example here]

((THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE HERE. THIS FINNED ALUMINUM BRAKE DRUM. THAT'S A 60 BUICK BRAKE DRUM AND THAT'S A HOT ROD PART. YOU SEE A 60 BUICK IN THE JUNKYARD AND YOU SAY, I WONDER IF THE BRAKE DRUMS ARE STILL GOOD.)) [RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=wonder if the brake drums are still good.]



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[IN Q=He can put the motors together]

((HE CAN PUT THE MOTORS TOGETHER. HE CAN BUILD THE CHASSIS, HE CAN REBUILD A WHOLE INTERIOR FOR YOU. HE CAN DO THE BODY WORK, HE CAN EVEN PAINT WHEN HE HAS TO. AND THIS IS WHAT WE SAW MORE OF IN THE 50S AND INTO THE 60S. SO HE'S SORT OF A RENAISSANCE MAN FROM THAT TIME PERIOD.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=sort of a renaissance man from that time period.]

A trip to the basement reveals a trove of auto parts, and the one- of- a- kind louvering machine that is part of the Car Crazy Exhibit.
What Rinehart enjoys most is building a hot rod, but driving it out of the garage he says is the icing on the cake.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You find stuff]

((YOU FIND STUFF YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU HAD, AND YOU DRAG IT ALL OUT AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AND HOEPFULLY IF YOU'VE GOT GOOD PARTS, YOU END UP WITH A GOOD CAR.))
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[OUT Q=you end up with a good car.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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