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Coming up on News 7,
The daughter of a Wythe County deputy killed in the line of duty hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of law enforcement.
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[VO-NAT]

And some kids in Blacksburg build on ideas to improve the lives of others.
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[Sports-Head]
[ANCHOR=Travis]



[LIVE=Travis via Microwave]
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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While the Hokies are celebrating in Blacksburg, the Sunday forecast was a winner itself. With highs around 60 degrees. There's rain in the forecast, though. The details coming up in just a bit.
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News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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[IN Q=This time of year]

((KARLA TURMAN:THIS TIME OF YEAR EVERY YEAR IT USUALLY COMES BACK. SOME YEARS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS.))
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[OUT Q=years are worse than others.]
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Ten years after his death, the daughter of a Sheriff's Deputy killed on duty tries to keep his memory alive.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Wythe-Deputy]


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The dangers inherent in the law enforcement community often go overlooked until tragedy strikes. But as Jeremy Butterfield reports, one Wythe County woman who lost her father in the line of duty hopes to change that.
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[IN Q=Karla Turman's...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Victim's Daughter; :07]
[SUPER=04-December 1994; :26]
[SUPER=20-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; 1:41]
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(( Karla Turman's father, Deputy Clifford Dicker, was killed in the line of duty.
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[IN Q=December 6th 1994 my]

((KARLA TURMAN:DECEMBER 6TH 1994 MY DAD WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. AND I JUST THINK THAT PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT SACRIFICES POLICE OFFICERS DO MAKE EVERY DAY AND SOMETIMES SOME PEOPLE JUST PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=pay the ultimate price.]

Turman's father died while making an arrest of fifteen year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler. Turman says her dad had brought in Wheeler before and knew the boy fairly well. Wheeler shot and killed Deputy Dicker during the arrest and has been serving out his sentence at the Sussex State Prison in Waverly.
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[IN Q=But for me I just]

((KARLA TURMAN:BUT FOR ME I JUST TOOK FOR GRANTED LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO THAT HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND HE WAS GOING TO DO HIS DUTY AND THAT HE WOULD BE HOME.))
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[OUT Q=that he would be home.]

Turman has been able to get through the ordeal with the support of family, friends, and also a national group known as C-O-P-S, or Concerns of Police Survivors.
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[IN Q=They have seminars.]

((KARLA TURMAN:THEY HAVE SEMINARS. DIFFERENT SEMINARS THAT YOU CAN GO TO AND SUPPORT GROUPS. THEY HAVE FROM IF IT JUST HAPPENED HOW TO GET THROUGH THOSE FIRST FEW MONTHS TO IF IT'S BEEN LONGER LIKE I HAVE, YOU KNOW, MOVING ON MOVING PAST IT.))
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Also helping Turman move past that day ten years ago is the Wythe County Sheriff's office. A memorial and a scholarship fund have been set up in Deputy Dicker's name to remember the fallen officer and father.


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[IN Q=I try and not dwell]

((KARLA TURMAN:I TRY AND NOT DWELL ON HOW HE WAS KILLED AND I TRY AND JUST DWELL ON THE FACT THAT HE IS GONE. I MEAN, HE WAS MY DAD. YES HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND A HERO TO MANY BUT TO ME HE WAS DADDY.))
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[OUT Q=but to me he was my daddy.]


Turman knows her father died doing his duty and she, like many others, want to remind citizens that police are more than just officers of the law, they are family. Jeremy Butterfield, News7, Roanoke.))


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Two people were hurt in a single-car accident last night in Blacksburg.
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Police say a Jetta was traveling eastbound on Glade Road just after midnight -- when the driver lost control. The car veered off the road and then overturned. The driver- who was not wearing a seatbelt- was partially ejected through the sunroof and trapped under the vehicle. The driver was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The passenger was wearing a seatbelt and received only minor injuries. He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for observation. Police say speed may have been a factor.
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[Fire-Safety]


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It's that time of year when homes light up and Christmas trees are decorated. But some homeowners sacrifice safety for decoration -- which can lead to a holiday fire.
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The Roanoke County fire department wants to remind folks of the fire risk that holiday decorations can bring into a home. Each year, an estimated 400 residential fires involve a Christmas tree resulting in nearly 40 deaths.
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((JERRY SPRADLIN:LIGHTING ON CHRISTMAS TREES, WE WANT TO CUT THOSE OFF BEFORE WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT. THEY COULD SHORT OUT, SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN. AND IF YOUR IN BED ASLEEP YOU MAY NOT CATCH IT IN TIME.))
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[OUT Q=you may not catch it in time.]
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There are steps that every household can take to keep their home safe. Spradlin says a large amount of holiday fires are a result of faulty or overloaded extension cords. He suggests not plugging more than three strings of lights into any socket and to check extension cords for signs of dry rotting.
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[County-Schools]


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A recent State of the County address included a glowing review of Roanoke County schools, but School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says the system can't afford to rest on its laurels.
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Canada joined Supervisors Chairman Richard Flora in the address to members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He says there are many challenges -- including overcrowding in a number of county schools.
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((WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL FOR EXAMPLE HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR. AND THEY HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. 200 STUDENTS AT WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL IN JUST TWO SCHOOL YEARS, SO OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AT WILLIAM BYRD TO RELIEVE THE CROWDING OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=relieve the crowding out there.]
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Canada says SOL testing is a continuing challenge. He also hopes the board can address enrollment issues in south county, and find more funding to improve teacher salaries.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, one state agency hopes a new license plate will reap great rewards.
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and one medical center is showing off some equipment usually reserved for larger hospitals.
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[Alleghany-Hospital]

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One area hospital is showing off its latest addition -- a new state of the art M-R-I scanner.
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The new scanner at Alleghany Regional is completely digital. The images can be viewed remotely through the Internet, or the hospital can burn the images on a C-D. This level of technology is usually reserved for larger hospitals, but one administrator says even though Alleghany Regional is small, the level of care should be the same.
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((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; THERE SHOULDN'T BE A DIFFERENCE OR BARRIER BETWEEN WHAT'S OFFERED IN A LARGER CITY OR LARGER SETTING OR A LARGER HOSPITAL, OUR PATIENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY DESERVE THE ACCESS TO THE SAME TECHNOLOGY AS THE NEXT COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=as the next community.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new scanner has been operational since late October. The hospital held an open house Thursday for the public to see the new equipment.
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[Biz-Review]


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In business news, Anthem and Wellpoint Health Networks completed their 16 and a half-billion dollar merger, creating a new insurance giant. The new company will take the Wellpoint name, and will insure about 28-million people in 13-states -- including Virginia. Donald Graham mas more in Business Review.
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[Farm-License]


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When the Farm Bureau urged its members to keep Virginia Agriculture on their plate, the organization wasn't just talking about food on the dinner table.
The Farm Bureau recently unveiled a new license plate to promote agriculture in the Commonwealth.
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Farm Bureau members got their first look at the new tag during the organization's annual convention at the Homestead.
And they began filling out some of the 350 applications that will be needed to ensure production.
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((VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES 36 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY EVERY YEAR. FORESTRY CONTRIBUTES 30. 5 BILLION, SO WE THOUGHT WHAT GREATER WAY TO PROMOTE THE INDUSTRY THAN TO HAVE A LICENSE PLATE TO KEEP IT OUT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=to keep it out there.]
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The tags are available to any Virginia resident for 25 dollars plus normal registration fees.
The Farm Bureau hopes to have enough applications by the first of the year.
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Still to come on the newscast, it's a beacon of light for the aviation community, but one local man says it's been a nuisance to him...
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and also, these kids are building towards a promising career one block at a time.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Tower-Complaint]


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The new air control tower at the Roanoke Regional Airport opened yesterday morning. That night-- Donald Powell says he began to lose sleep.
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((DONALD POWELL:BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT.))
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Those blue and white lights are the rotating lights on top of the new air control tower. Powell says they shine directly into his bedroom.
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[IN Q=It would be like having]

((DONALD POWELL:IT WOULD BE LIKE HAVING, FIFTY FEET OVER, HAVING A POLICE CAR PARKED IN THE ROAD. FIFTY FEET OVER WITH ITS LIGHTS BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING. THAT'S ABOUT THE AFFECT YOU WOULD GET.))
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[OUT Q=about the affect you would get.]
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Powell and his wife say they've been losing sleep -- and HE has even retired to the den of his house to try and catch a wink. Powell says he's contacted government officials, the FAA, and numerous others-- not in search of money, just an apology.
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[Lego-League]


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Some kids were building on their future today as they competed in the State Lego League competition in Blacksburg.
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Teams of children showed off their Lego robots at the "No Limits" First Lego League competition inside Blacksburg High School.
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[IN Q=So the students design]

((CHARLIE REINHOLTZ:SO THE STUDENTS DESIGN THE MECHANICAL ROBOT. AND THEY PROGRAM IT TO PERFORM TASKS. AND IT HAS SENSORS THAT MEASURE PARAMETERS ON THE LAYING FIELD AND IT RESPONDS TO THOSE AUTONOMOUSLY. AND PERFORMS TASKS LIKE FEEDING THE PETS OR RETRIEVING A DISK AND PUTTING IT AWAY FOR YOUR DISK DRIVE.))
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[OUT Q=away for your disk drive.]
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This year's theme had the students designing robots that could aid the visually and physically impaired. The program also encourages the students to work as a team.
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[IN Q=Some people do programming]

((SIERRA WAGNER:SOME PEOPLE DO PROGRAMMING SOME PEOPLE DO THE PRESENTATION, PEOPLE WORK ON THE ARMS, AND PEOPLE DO THE ARTIST WORK.))
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[OUT Q=do the artist work.]
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The winning team from today's state finals will have the chance to compete at the Lego League invitational in Atlanta.

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[Sports Tease]


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[S-Live]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are still reveling in their ACC Championship. Today the Hokies found out their official bowl destination and opponent.
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Travis Wells joins us now from inside the Merryman Center where the team and coaches watched the bowl selection show together.
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((ROLLCUE:...third time in the last 10 years.))
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Zatarain/Sugar Bowl Committee; :53]
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[OUT Q=spectacular bowl game.]
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((LIVE Q&A WITH PLAYER))
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[S-Falcons]


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Former Virginia Tech Hokie Michael Vick did not have such a good day in Tampa today, as the Falcons got blanked by the Bucs.
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Trailing 7-nothing in the first quarter, Vick had the birds inside the five, but was intercepted in the end zone. It was one of two picks on the day for Vick. A little later, Derrick Brooks would strip the ball from Vick's hands,
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and it wouldn't get any better for the Falcons, as they get shut out 27-to-nothing. Now here's a look at the rest of today's scores.
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[WIPE TO BOARDS]

[S-Scores]


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[SUPER=0100-/Denver/7//San Diego/17/3///Kansas City/17//Oakland/20/3//;]
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