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Making a point with an ex-girlfriend... that's what the feds say lay behind a pipe bombing incident that closed several city streets overnight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And a school bus wrecks in Pittsylvania County. Several children are injured.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Travis Wells checks in from the NASCAR Media Tour. The Hokies and Hoos are getting set for tomrorow night's big game at the Cassell.
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And Jamal Lewis is headed to jail for the next four months.
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Mid 50's today. How about mid 30's for tomorrow? The cold story just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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A home-made pipe bomb prompts local and federal lawmen to block off several blocks of three streets in Southwest Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean's off tonight.

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It was all the result of an on-going feud with the suspect's ex- girlfriend, according to court records.
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Ricky Andrew Huffman and Todd Russell Harless were arrested this morning. A-T-F Agents say the two men told essentially the same story when confronted at work.
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Huffman picked up Harless last night around 8:30 and drove to an alley behind 420 Fourteenth Street. According to a federal affidavit, they put a pipe bomb in the trash can and ran. Harless allegedly bought the parts at Home Depot and the black powder at a gun show at the Civic Center. The criminal complaint says Harless built the pipe bomb at his mother's house in Salem. His former girlfriend immediately suspected Harless, because she says he'd told her: "If you hear a boom outside your house, it is me." The court documents also quote Harless as saying: "I got some neat goodies at the last gun show, including gun powder."
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Agents found a semi-automatic pistol and an assault rifle in Harless' vehicle.

[Bus-Accident]


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A school bus ran off the road in Pittsylvania County this afternoon, injuring three children.
State police say the accident happened about 3:15 in the Callands section of the county.
Police say the driver swerved to avoid some dogs, ran off the road and struck an embankment.
Three children on the bus were taken to Danville Memorial.
Police do not believe their injuries were critical.
The driver was charged with reckless driving.

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A faulty furnace may be to blame for a fire that destroyed a Pulaski County landmark and popular business.
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The United Muffler Auto Care Center off Pepper's Ferry Road in Fairlawn caught fire Monday morning. The building was also once the home of the Fairlawn Fire department 40 years. It's a total loss and damage is estimated at well over a hundred thousand dollars. Investigators have not named an official cause, but are taking a closer look at the furnace.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The committee studying the future of Victory Stadium has received a preliminary report from a North Carolina engineering firm. While the consultants have identified problems that need repair, early indications suggest the stadium is structurally sound.
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The committee is meeting at the municipal building this afternoon, and Joe Dashiell is there with more on the study.

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Keith, the employees of Sutton Kennerly have not completed their work. More testing is required to know for sure, but a report from their first visit confirms what committee members were told two weeks ago.
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[County-Jail]


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Roanoke County is moving forward with its preferred site for a new regional jail, and officials are continuing to study the possibility of expanding the existing facility. But it appears there is little support for a third alternative proposed last week.
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Catawba Supervisor Butch Church wanted supervisors to consider the site of the Salem Water Filtration Plant that will soon be taken out of service. The parcel was originally dismissed as too small, but with adjoining property, Church argued it could be large enough for the new jail. He brought up the proposal during a work session last night, but failed to win the support of fellow supervisors.
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[Pulaski-Robbery]


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The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is investigating another motel robbery, the second incident in the same area this week.
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Investigators say a man walked into the Super 8 Motel off Interstate 81 around 11:30 last night. He showed a weapon, demanded money and got away with a small amount of cash. The motel is near the Holiday Inn Express that was robbed early Monday, but investigators don't believe the same person robbed both motels.
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[WIPE TO APRISA FS] The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call 540- 980-7810.
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[Weaver-Arrest]


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He's been able to get through security and shake hands with presidents at their inaugurations.
But last week, Richard Weaver met his match, a soldier from western Virginia.
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Police believe Weaver tried to pull the same stunt last week that he did at President Bush's first inauguration...get close enough to the president to shake his hand.
Specialist Jonathan Clark, one of the Virginia Guard members helping with security, spotted Weaver at a checkpoint.
Capitol Police arrested him.
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((CAPT. TIMOTHY BROOKS: HE'S A GREAT REFLECTION ON CHARLIE COMPANY OUT OF HARRISONBURG. HE'S A GREAT REFLECTION ON THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. IT REALLY SHOWS THE TYPE OF MEN WE HAVE WITH US HERE IN THE SECOND BATTALION.))
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Clark may get a medal...and a handshake from his commanding officer.

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Virginia Tech's drive to the top of academia is powered by one very fast computer.
We'll show it to you when News Seven returns.
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And the trial of this "dangerous dog" and the troubles its caused for his owner.
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[Mville-Officer]


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Martinsville City Police are mourning one of their own. 23-year-old Johnathan W. Bowling - who had been on military leave from the department- was killed in Iraq. According to a press release- he was one of four people killed during an ambush attack on a convoy. He was a 2000 graduate of Patrick County High School and a 2002 graduate of Patrick Henry Community College.
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After eight-months, two-thousand dollars and countless manhours - a Botetourt County man and his "best friend" have been reunited. Last night, we told you about Domino, a 8-year-old lab, who had been deemed a "dangerous dog" after biting a man during a thunderstorm last May. Susan Bahorich was there a Domino's case went before a judge this morning.
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((He may look like a lazy, lovable lab- but in the eyes of the court- Domino is "dangerous."
Even though charges against his owner were dropped Wednesday morning- under Botetourt County's dog ordiance his owner, Tim Craft will have to "jump through hoops" to keep him.

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To keep Domino, Craft has had to put up signage, have him implanted with a microchip and anytime he takes Domino off the property he must wear a muzzle and a leash.

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It started back in May 2004 when Domino got loose during a thunderstorm and bit a neighbor.

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((RAYMOND TOLLEY, DOMINO'S VICTIM: I GUESS I HAD BEEN BIT WORSE BEFORE, SO I DIDN'T THINK TOO MUCH OF IT.)) [RUNS:05]
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The hospital has to report any dog bite. It's up to Sgt. Horton and his men to enforce those laws.

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((SGT. W.D. HORTON, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: WHEN WE HAVE A DOG THAT GOES OUT ON THE ROAD AND ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND ATTACK SOMEONE WE HAVE TO TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT THIS- THIS WAS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE.)) [RUNS:09]
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Tuesday Botetourt County supervisors decided to give officers like Horton more power in the field and make it mandatory for dangerous dog owners like Craft to carry 100-thousand dollars worth of insurance on their dogs.

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But getting the insurance has proved to be a problem- and without that insurance Craft can't keep his four-legged friend.
SB, News7, Fincastle.))
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The Commonwealth is trying to help Craft get the necessary insurance. He has to be back in court on April 11th to prove that he has it- if not, Domino may have to be put down.

[NS-Profits]


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The Norfolk Southern Corporation is closing the books on a record year.
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For the first time in the railroad's history, revenues topped seven billion dollars in 2004. Profits also hit record levels at 923 million dollars. Recently, Norfolk Southern Chairman and C-E-O David Goode told local business leaders he's optimistic about 2005.
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((DAVID GOODE/NS CHAIRMAN: WE FEEL THE TRENDS THAT ARE DEVELOPING IN THE TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS WHICH NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS IN A GOOD POSITION TO BENEFIT FROM ARE DEVELOPING AND ARE GOING TO CONTINUE FOR A WHILE AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED AND OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR BUSINESS.))
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The railroad has also announced an increase in its quarterly dividend to 11 cents a share.
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[Stocks]


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Another round of better than expected profit reports inspired more buying on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 37 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 26.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Tech-Supercomputer]


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Virginia Tech has a new weapon in its battle to become a top 30 research instituion. It's called System X, and its the 7th fastest Supercomputer in the world. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has a look.
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((18:26:00 Behind this long row of windows and a locked door sits Virginia Tech's System X. The seventh fastest Supercomputer in the world.
NATS of guy talking for second to machine..
System X or ten as it's also known is made up of 11-hundred computers and 22-hundred processors. Researchers are hoping the computer's power will help propell the university up the research rankings.

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((JASON LOCKHART: WE WANT TO GO AFTER BIG SCIENCE RESEARCH. WE WANT OUR FACULTY MEMBERS TO START GOING AFTER LARGER PROBLEMS THAT BRING IN MORE MONEY AND HAVE MORE IMPACT ON THE SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING COMMUNITIES.)) [RUNS:14]
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The computers been up and running for about two weeks now. It's a 5.7 million dollar system that replaced an older supercomputer.

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And the University's already seeing the impact of the machine. The Computer Science Department recently made some new hires.

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System X will need to be replaced in about three years. And to keep up with all the world's other super computers, the new machine will have to be 10 times faster. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Tech and UVa hook up in hoops tomorrow night. Jamal Lewis is headed to jail,
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and tonight's stop on the NASCAR Media tour takes us to Joe Gibbs racing in Huntersville where there's a new face, but many of the same old people.
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[S-Lewis]


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Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has been sentenced to four months in jail for using a cell phone to set up a drug deal.
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Today's announcement was a formality for the former all-pro back who worked out a plea agreement with prosecutors last fall. Lewis will also spend 2 months in a halfway house and perform 500 hours of community service following his prison term.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech and Virginina meet in men's basketball for the 115th time tomorrow night when they hook up at Cassell Coliseum.
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The Hokies come into the contest riding a four game winning streak including three straight in the ACC. Virginia will be looking for its second straight win after nipping Clemson last Saturday.
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The game is a must for UVa coach Pete Gillen, who is again under fire.
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The game tips-off at 8 tomorrow night.

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In tonight's report from the NASCAR Media, Travis Wells takes us to Huntersville, North Carolina. Where Joe Gibbs is taking a short break from football to talk a little racing
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[CVCC-Flag]


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Some local college students are sending their best wishes to area troops serving overseas.
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Students at Central Virginia Community College today delivered state and American flags to representatives from the Virginia Army National Guard.
The flags will fly over the 29th Division's headquarters in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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