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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Central Virginia feels the war in Iraq intensely as a handful of soldiers from that area die this week. Plus, the former Mayor of Roanoke sells his home with a view with an eye towards an even higher office. And Tech and UVA battle on the hardwood.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Four Marines from a local unit are killed in Iraq.
The news hits hard in Central and Southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 00:19:29]
[IN Q=It was one of the]

((KENNETH MCFARLING:IT WAS ONE OF THE GLOOMIEST DAYS WE HAVE EVER KNOWN.))
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[OUT Q=HAVE EVER KNOWN.]
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[Charlie-Company]


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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young.
America's deadliest day in the Iraq war was bound to touch some local lives ... four Marines killed in an ambush yesterday were from a unit based in Lynchburg.
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[TAKE APRISA FS]
They were-- Sergeant Jesse Strong, Corporal Christopher Weaver, Corporal Jonathan Bowling and Lance Corporal Karl Linn
Steve Smallshaw has more from Lynchburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Before leaving for]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2004; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jamie Wagner/C Company Instructor; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Carson/Liberty U. Pastor; 1:02]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Before leaving for Iraq, Charlie Company roamed the streets of Lynchburg last June ... training themselves to watch for ambushes and attacks within an urban environment.
The city gave them a rousing sendoff in July ... as families and friends gathered with loved ones one more time before these Marines headed to California and ultimately overseas for duty in Iraq.
As news of Wednesday's deadly attack filtered into central Virginia, the mood at Charlie Company's Lynchburg headquarters was somber, yet determined.
[SOT 13:12:14]

((CAPT. JAMIE WAGNER/'C' COMPANY INSTRUCTOR: EACH MARINE CONSIDERS EACH OTHER A PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT IS A PERSONAL LOSS FOR US, HOWEVER THE MARINE ETHOS, WE ARE STICKING TOGETHER AND WE CONTINUE THE MISSION TO HONOR THEM THE BEST WAY WE CAN, AS HEROES.))
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[OUT Q=as heroes.]


Sergeant Jesse Strong graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in history ... but still has many friends on campus.
Pastor Dwayne Carson worked closely with Strong for much of his time at L-U.
He says Strong loved his country and was proud of his service ... qualities that shone through during his life as a student as well.
[SOT 13:16:08]

((DWAYNE CARSON/LIBERTY U. PASTOR: THE THING I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER OF JESSE WAS THE WAY HE WANTED TO IMPACT STUDENTS UP CLOSE, PERSONAL. I TOLD HIM ONE DAY, I SAID 'JESSE, I WISH I HAD A THOUSAND OF YOU HERE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY.'))
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[OUT Q=at Liberty University.]

[Standup ] (( Pastor Carson says while friends of Jesse Strong are grieving, he hopes Strong's death helps them learn a lesson about the value of life ... and the importance of making an impact. Liberty University says it will honor Strong during one of its student convocations in the coming weeks. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))



[Bowling]


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The news hit equally hard in Southside, where Corporal Jonathan Bowling grew up and worked as a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

Martinsville Police officers are keeping memories of Bowling close to their heart. The officers covered their badges with a black band and flew flags at half staff. Police Chief Mike Rogers says Jonathan was a man not soon forgotten.
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[SOT 00:02:51]
[IN Q=I was so impressed]

((MIKE ROGERS:I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS HONESTY AND HOW WELL HE CAME RECOMMENDED BY ALL OF HIS TEACHERS, FRIENDS, PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS; NOBODY HAD ANYTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=things to say about him.]
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[VO-NAT]

Kenneth McFarling introduced Jonathan to his daughter Tonya, and was ready to welcome him into the family. Jonathan kept in contact with Tonya and sent this picture Tuesday for her birthday.
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[SOT 00:21:12]
[IN Q=A real American]

((KENNETH MCFARLING:A REAL AMERICAN HERO. A REAL HERO.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth McFarling/Girlfriend's Father; QUICK]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=A real hero.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bowling is remembered as a man who always kept his faith in high regard.
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Delegate Ward Armstrong told his colleagues about Bowling's aspirations to become a state trooper like his father.
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[SOT HT 25:01]
[IN Q=I knew his family- he was]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: I KNEW HIS FAMILY - HE WAS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DEVASTATED THEY ARE OVER THIS LOSS, BUT I THOUGHT THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WE LOST A FINE YOUNG SON YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ward Armstrong/(D) Martinsville;]
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[OUT Q=fine young son yesterday]
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[VO-NAT]

Both the House and the Senate adjourned in memory of Corporal Bowling.
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[VT-Troops]


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Christopher Lee Weaver was a December 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech and is the fourth alumni to die in the war. Tech was already planning to honor two other soldiers who died in the line of duty at tonight's basketball game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The University presented the widow of Army Lt. Jeffery Kaylor and the father of Army 1st Lt. Timothy Price with a special tribute at halftime. The families were given these special car magnets that pay tribute to the legacies of the two soldiers.
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[SOT 56:30]
[IN Q=This was]

((MAJ. GEN. JERROLD ALLEN/COMMANDANT OF CADETS; THIS WAS A WONDERFUL THING FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO START AND FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT AT A SOLD OUT GAME, TO ALLOW US TO PRESENT IT OT THE FATHER AND WIDOW OF OUR TWO YOUNG GUYS.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Jerrold Allen/Commandant of Cadets]
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[OUT Q=two young guys.]
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[VO-NAT]

The magnets officially went on sale today. All the money will support scholarships established in the soldier's names.
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[Iraq]


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In Iraq, insurgents are doing all they can to sabotage voting-- launching car bombs, attacking polling centers and clashing with u-s and iraqi forces. U-S forces are focused on making sure Iraqis can get to the polls this Sunday. On one of Baghdad's most dangerous streets soldiers searched for weapons and insurgents.
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[SOT 1:01 - 1:12]
[IN Q=Election day on Haifa Street...]

((LT. COLONEL THOMAS MACDONALD/1ST CAVALRY DIVISION: ELECTION DAY ON HAIFA STREET WILL PROBABLY NOT BE ALL THAT EXCITING. WE'LL SEE. THERE MAY BE SOME SMOKE PLUMES BUT I DON'T THINK THERE GONNA GET ANY HIGH PAYOFFS FROM ANY ATTACKS THEY DO THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Thomas MacDonald/1st Cavalry Division;]
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[OUT Q=attacks they do there.]
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In Washington, President Bush asked voters not to be deterred by insurgent threats. But, regardless of the turnout, the President insists, the mere fact Iraqis are voting will make the election successful.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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A fire damaged a house in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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The fire broke out around eight o'clock on the nine-hundered block of Staunton Avenue. Two rooms were damaged. Firefighters say no one was injured in the fire. The cause is still under investigation.
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[Smith]


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Ralph Smith is moving out, and hopes he will be moving up to the Virginia General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


Tonight, the former Roanoke Mayor announced he has sold his house on Mill Mountain.
And he told Botetourt County Republicans he plans to run for the House of Delegates if Lacey Putney decides to retire.
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[SOT 06:46:19]
[IN Q=Lacey has said]

((LACEY HAS SAID HE WAS GOING TO RETIRE BEFORE AND CHANGED HIS MIND. IF LACEY CHANGES HIS MIND I'M FOR HIM. I'M GOING TO GET OUT THERE AND WORK FOR LACEY. THE DAY LACEY RETIRES IS THE DAY I WILL SEEK TO TAKE HIS JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Former Roanoke Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=seek to take his job.]
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Smith has lived at Rockledge for thirteen years, but says he signed a contract to sell the home this morning. He declined to identify the Roanoke County couple who are moving in.
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Smith says he will live in a cabin on his Botetourt property, until he purchases or builds another home in the district.

[JF-School]


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The long running saga over whether to replace Jefferson Forest High School may finally be coming to an end. [***JEFFERSON FOREST IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. Justin?
Shannon, you could say one down, one to go.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Tonight, the Bedford School Board chose the company it wants to build a new JF and then a combination middle and high school.
Now comes the hard part, covincing an already wary Board of Supervisors.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darla Miller/Parent; :10]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Hoback/School Board Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-Talbot Huff/School Board Member; :42]
[SUPER=01-Debby Allen/Parent; 1:21]
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((((NAT SOUND OF VOTE))
The school board has once again made a decision about the future of JF and some parents say it's about time.
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[IN Q=I've been on]

((DARLA MILLER/PARENT: I'VE BEEN ON JF COALITION SINCE MY DAUGHTER WAS IN SECOND GRADE, SHE'S NOW A NINTH GRADER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=AT THE HIGH SCHOOL]


She may soon be in a new school.
The school board wants First Choice out of Lynchburg to build a new JF on farmland adjacent to the exisiting school.

There would then be a combination middle and high school built near the New London Industrial Park on Route 460.
Most school board members believe it would ease overcrowding.
[SOT 1:27:18]
[IN Q=I think it would]

((DEBBIE HOBACK/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK WE WOULD ACCOMMODATED OUR STUDENTS FOR TODAY BUT IT WOULD ALLOW FOR GROWTH IN THE FUTURE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=in the future]


But two board members disagree, choosing not to vote.
[SOT 1:29:26]
[IN Q=My primary rationale]

((TALBOTT HUFF/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: MY PRIMARY RATIONALE IS THAT ASKING A CONTRACTOR TO NEGOTIATE ON SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN FOR, WE DON'T HAVE A BUDGET FOR AND PROBABLY WON'T BE APPROVED BY THE SUPERVISORS IS SORT OF A BAD THING.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=OF A BAD THING]


Even supporters realize getting approval by the Board of Supervisors will be an uphill battle.
Some Supervisors want the current JF renovated, others may balk at a price tag that could top 87 million dollars.
[SOT 1:29:47; 1:27:53]
[IN Q=Out of sight]

((TALBOTT HUFF/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: OUT OF SIGHT. MUCH MORE THAN BEDFORD COUNTY CAN AFFORD.)) ((DEBBIE HOBACK/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK WE JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME, WE TRY TO KEEP THEM AS INFORMED AS WE CAN, OPEN THOSE DOORS OF COMMUNICATION.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=DOORS OF COMMUNICATION]


Some parents hope the end is finally here.
[SOT 1:21:08]
[IN Q=I'm hoping]

((DEBBY ALLEN/PARENT: I'M HOPING THE SCHOOL BOARD AND SUPERVISORS WILL WORK TOGETHER AND DO WHAT IT IS RIGHT FOR THE STUDENTS, AND THE TEACHERS, AND THE STAFF.))
[OUT Q=TEACHERS, AND THE STAFF]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The school board will now enter into detailed negotiations with First Choice. The hope is to have a contract signed by this spring.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


It's unclear when the Board of Supervisors may take up this issue. Shannon, they of course have the final approval.



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Opponents launch their latest campaign to shut down a methadone clinic.
Details on that when NEws Seven returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the target of Tuesday night's bombing tells News Seven her side of the story.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=the big 7."]

(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hokies knock off UVa for their fifth straight win - fourth straight in the ACC. Hokies receiver Eddie Royal has emergency surgery on his leg. And tonight's Travis Wells checks in with Dale Junior on the NASCAR Media Tour. Right here on the Big 7.))

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The intended victim of Tuesday night's pipe bombing says she was never the suspect's GIRLFRIEND, as court records suggest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

What's left of her trash can still lies on the lawn at 14th and Chapman. Todd Harless and Ricky Huffman face firearms charges related to the incident.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]

The victim asked that her name not be used. She told NEWS 7 today that she had briefly befriended Harless, but insists it was not a romantic relationship. The man she lives with now says jealousy was the motive for the pipe bombing. He says there were been four or five earlier incidents... one in which his own car was vandalized.
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[Methadone-Clinic]


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A controversial methadone clinic in Roanoke will have to go another round in its fight to continue operations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This morning- members of the Northwest Concerned Citizens and their attorney filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court. The group is asking a judge to shut down the clinic saying it's violating zoning by operating in an established neighborhood, not far from schools and daycare centers.
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[SOT@14:22:06.25]
[IN Q=It makes the entire...]

((EVELYN BETHEL/NW CONCERNED CITIZENS: IT MAKES THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY FRIGHTENED AND WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THE CLINIC CHOOSE TO BE LOCATED IN AN AREA THAT'S NOT THE BEST AREA FOR ITS CLIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/NW Concerned Citizens]
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[OUT Q=.. area for its clients.]
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The President of the CRC Health Group issued a statement in response to the lawsuit saying quote: I'm disappointed a fringe group of prejudiced people would attempt to deny treatment to those patients who would choose to seek treatment for their disease end quote.
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[Election-Reform]


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Attorneys working as poll monitors last November are pushing for election reforms in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The New Electoral Reform Alliance is pushing five bills sponsored by lawmakers from both parties. New- Era wants the state to allow all Virginians to vote absentee- either by mail or in person. Currently it's a misdemeanor to destroy a registration application- a proposed bill would make it a felony.
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[SOT 23:52:28]
[IN Q=I think that Virginia has been]

((MIKE SIGNER/NEW ERA: I THINK THAT VIRGINIA HAS BEEN PROUD TO LEAD THE COUNTRY IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS AND THIS IS ONE OF TWO STATE WIDE ELECTIONS THIS YEAR WHERE A GOVERNOR IS GOING TO BE ELECTED - A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION IS GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON VIRGINIA AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN VIRGINIA AND THE NATION SEES THAT WE HAVE A TOP NOTCH ELECTORAL SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Signer/New ERA;]
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[OUT Q=top notch electoral system]
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To eliminate long lines, the group wants localities to purchase more voting machines and create new standards for testing the machines.
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[Volvo-Union]


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Volvo and its Union Workers are in the middle of contract negotiations again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

The United Auto Workers contract ends January 31st. Talks have been underway for a few days now. Some members of the Local 20-69 say the negotiations are not going well. They say health insurance is the current sticking point. Today members took a mock vote and agreed to turn down Volvo's current contract offer. Negotiations are expected to last for the next several days.
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Robin says winter weather's on the way for the weekend.
The forecast when News Seven returns.
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Plus why Ford is recalling thousands of trucks and S-U-V's.
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[Ford-Recall]


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Ford is recalling nearly 800-thousand trucks.
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[VO-NAT :32]

The automaker says the pickups and sport utility vehicles may have problem with their cruise control switch. The recall involves F-150 pickups, Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from the 2000 model year Ford says the switch could short circuit and cause a fire under the hood. No injuries have been reported. Owners, you'll be notified next month. You can take your rig to a dealer who will de-activate the switch. Later, when the company has an adequate supply of switches, you'll get another letter telling you to have it replaced.

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The Hokies and Hoos hook up in Blacksburg. Highlights and postgame are on the way, plus Eddie Royal has emergency surgery and tonight's Media Tour report centers on Dale Junior, but first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00]

Former North Carolina Tarheel George Karl is back coaching in the NBA. He was hired today by the Denver Nuggets. Karl has won 708 games in 16 NBA seasons -- 13th best in league history. Karl also took the Sonics to the NBA Finals in 1996.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia hooked up tonight at the Cassell with a lot more than pride and bragging rights on the line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00]

The first meeting of the two in-state rivals as members of the ACC would feature an all-world performance by sophomore Coleman Collins. The Stone Mountain, Georgia native scored 20 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. The Cavaliers trailed by three at the half despite some solid play from their top player - Devin Smith, who scored a game high 24 points. Roanoke's J.R. Reynolds was held scoreless in the first half, but he helped UVa cut into a 16 point Tech lead with this three pointer. But Carlos Dixon, the Hokies' lone senior would again rise to the occasion. He scored 16 and Tech held off a late UVa rally to post the 79 to 73 win.
[super=33-Virginia/73/Virginia Tech/79;]

The Hokies are now 11-and-6 overall and 4-and-2 in the ACC, while UVa falls to 10-and-7 overall and just 1-and-6 in the conference.
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[SUPER=01-Carlos Dixon/16 Points for Hokies; :11]
[SUPER=01-Coleman Collins/20 Points for Hokies; :22]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/Virginia Center; :35]
[SUPER=01-Adrian Joseph/Virginia Freshman; :48]
[SUPER=01-J. R. Reynolds/10 Points for Virginia; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=...this type of atmosphere."]
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Things don't get any easier for either team. UVa hosts North Carolina on Saturday, while the Hokies travel to Duke Sunday night.

[S-Royal]


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One of the Hokies' top returning players had to undergo emergency surgery early this morning to relieve some excess swelling in his lower leg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth says Eddie Royal's condition usually results from exertion or trauma - like a soccer player getting kicked in the calf. Royal should be fine by the fall.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Head Athletic Trainer; :03]
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[OUT Q=...THE FALL SUCCESSFULLY."]
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[S-Junior]


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Tonight's stop on the NASCAR Media Tour takes us to Dale Earnhardt Incorporated where Travis Wells says the winds of change are blowing.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@travis1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Budweiser Chevy Driver; :20]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[metro-sl]


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It's a well known magazine that highlights the South.
Now, as Jean Jadhon reports, Southern Living Magazine will feature a local restaurant.
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((The Metro restaurant in downtown Roanoke is designed with a big city atmosphere- with a cosmopolitan feel.
From the lighting to the clean designed seating.. to the gourmet menu.
Now the restaurant will be featured in Southern Living magazine. ANDY SCHLOSSER/METRO OWNER AND CHEF: OH IT'S GREAT. THAT'S KIND OF LIKE THE HOLY GRAIL OF STUFF IN MY INDUSTRY SOUTHERN LIVING REPRESENTS NOT JUST FOOD BUT ALSO LIFESTYLE.
The article happened by chance.
A Southern Living editor was passing through Roanoke when he stopped in for a meal. Apparently he was so impressed he stopped by again to write an article- KIND OF ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE THEY SNEAK AND AND SNEAK OUT AND HTYE DON'T TELL US STHAT'S WHY YOU STAY ON YOUR TOES IN THIS BUSINESS.
In fact, no one at the metro knew about it until two weeks ago when a southern Living photographer was sent to take pictures.
SCHLOSSER: HE TOOK SPECIFIC PICTURES OF A COUPLE OF ITEMS BRAISED LAMB SHANK AND SUSHI.
Now, Metro's staff anxiously awaits the article- and hopefully they say... a boost in business. A LOT OF WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM OTHER AREAS IT'S A VERY UNIQUE SPOT IN A SMALLER TOWN YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR MAREKT AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE SPILLS OVER INTO HOTELS PEOPLE MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT IT'S GREAT FOR EVERYBODY. The article is expected in the April issue. Jean Jadhon News 7, Roanoke. ))