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It was a glamorous night in Hollywood as the stars gathered for the most prestigious of film awards,
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and former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died this morning after suffering a heart attack.
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Don't go away. News 7 Mornin' is next.

Muskie


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Former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died early this morning at Georgetown University Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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Muskie had undergone surgery last week to correct a blocked artery in his leg.
He was secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter.
Muskie was 81.
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Police-Shooting


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Did two police officers use reasonable force when they shot and killed 35 year old Edward Plunkett Sunday night?
A Roanoke Prosecutor will try to answer that question.
Plunkett was holding a loaded rifle when the officers fired their guns, but the woman who called police says the shooting wasn't justified.
As Joe Dashiell reports she says PLunkett wasn't aiming the rifle at the officers.
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((HE WAS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD WHEN HE WAS SOBER AND WHEN HE WAS DRINKING, PEOPLE HAD, I HAD, ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO GET AWAY TO JUST WALK AWAY AND COME BACK THE NEXT DAY.))
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But Ed Plunkett wasn't sober on Sunday night, and when officers responded to the call and confronted him in his doorway, he reached for a loaded hunting rifle.
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((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER ON THE RIFLE BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.))
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When the department completes its investigation, it will be up to Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell to decide if legal action or further investigation is required.
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IN Q=A person has a right

((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO USE DEADLY FORCE WHEN THEY REASONABLY BELIEVE THEMSELVES TO BE IN IMMINENT DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. AND THAT'S THE LEGAL ISSUE. OF COURSE, THE APPLICATION OF THE FACTUAL QUESTIONS TO THAT LEGAL ISSUE REALLY BECOMES THE KEY TO THE RESOLUTION.))
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Caldwell says it may be several weeks before all the lab results are in... and his review of the case is complete.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Accident


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A logging accident in a remote section of Bedford County yesterday claimed the life of a Blue Ridge man.
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Authorities say 49- year- old Samuel Nelms died when a tree he was cutting fell on him near the Woodshire subdivision on Route 774.
Authorities believe Nelms died shortly after he began work Monday morning.
They say his death appears to have been accidental.
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Regional-Jail


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In other news from Bedford County --
The county's on again - off again relationship with the Blue Ridge regional jail is officially ON again.
By a 4-to-3 vote last night the board of supervisors decided to re-enter the 43- million dollar jail project.
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That means Bedford and the other participatating localities will get matching state funds to expand their local jails.
Also a new 450 bed regional facility will be built in Lynchburg.
Bedford had hoped to stay out of the project and build their own jail, but a state moratorium on local jail funding put the county in a financial bind.
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The other localities still must vote if they will allow Bedford BACK in the project.

Grand-Canyon


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Federal workers are preparing to flood the Grand Canyon this morning in an effort to restore the natural environment.
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Water from an upstream dam will be released into the canyon at a rate fast enough to fill Chicago's Sears Tower in 17 minutes.
The purpose is to see if a more natural water flow along the Colorado River will restore beaches and wildlife that have vanished because of micromanagement of water releases through the dam.
For most of the past 33 years, the government has manipulated the flow to suit the needs of power companies.
The dam provides power for three million people and drinking water for 15 million.
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ACADEMY-AWARDS


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"Braveheart" was the big winner at last night's Oscar awards.
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The film about a 13th century Scottish patriot won five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson.
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((MEL GIBSON/BEST DIR: EVERY DIRECTOR THEY WERE MY FILM SCHOOL NOW THAT IM'S DIR WITH A GODLEN BOY I SUPPOSE LIKE MOST DIRECTORS I REALLY WANT TO ACT. ))
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Nicolas Cage took home the Best Actor role for "Leaving Las Vegas."
And Susan Sarandon's portrayal of a nun in "Dead Man Walking" earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.
Perhaps the most touching moment of the night was saved for actor Christopher Reeve, who returned to Hollywood to urge filmmakers to produce more movies about social issues.
But what he prompted was an emotional standing ovation.
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1-Sports


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A Virginia Tech football player is in trouble with the law.
Steve Mason has the details in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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MOVING NEEDS 1-2 BEDROOM/3-4 ROOM HOUSE 15 small/medium boxes 10 large boxes 4 wardrobe boxes 5 dishpak boxes 4 rolls tape
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Roger-Beidler


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A former Amherst mayor will serve 15 months in federal prison for money laundering in connection with a drug gambling ring in central Virginia.
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Roger Beidler appeared in a Roanoke federal courtroom yesterday to get his sentence.
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Prosecutors say Beidler took more than 100- thousand dollars from ringleader Wendell Wood, and invested it in a real estate development.
Beidler also received a five-thousand dollar fine and two year probation.
He reports to prison in a few weeks.
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Brzonkala


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The Justice Department says it will defend the constitutionality of a federal law being used by a former Virginia Tech student to sue her alleged attackers.
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Christy Brzonkala alleges two Hokie football players raped her in 1994.
According to a federal court filing, the Justice Department has decided to intervene in Brzonkala's ten-million-dollar lawsuit.
It says it decided to act after defendant Tony Morrison challenged the Violence Against Women Act on constitutional grounds.
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Prosecutor-exchange


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The Justice Department, in the meantime, is considering a job exchange program.
It all began when a federal prosecutor in Roanoke asked to switch jobs.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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(( That's what Ken Sorenson did. A federal prosecutor- -based in Roanoke for the past decade... he engineered a six- month swap with another Assistant U-S Attorney in Honolulu.
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((IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE.))
An avid skier, Sorenson insists he actually regrets missing the near-record snow fall we had here.
And the other half of this equation- -the woman who took his place in the U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke- -insists she's just as happy she came when SHE did.
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((IT'S BEEN FASCINATING. I'VE ENJOYED THE TIME HERE. I ARRANGED TO COME IN WINTER TIME. I KNOW EVERYONE THINKS I'M CRAZY FOR DOING THAT. BESIDES, IT WAS EASIER TO CONVINCE KEN TO GO TO HAWAII IN WINTER.))
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The U.S. Justice Department approved the swap as long as it didn't cost the government anything.
Sharon Burnham literally traded places with Sorenson.
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((WE TRADED HOUSES, TRADED CARS, TRADED CASE LOADS. OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT FROM THE DEPARTMENT'S POINT OF VIEW.))
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((YOU KNOW LIKE YOU SAY, SHARON AND I SWITCHED EVERYTHING. IN FACT, THIS IS HER ALOHA SHIRT, SO....))
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Assistants to the U-S Attorney in Hawaii typically wear aloha shirts in the office- -though they keep more "suitable" apparel handy for court appearances.
But there are more fundamental differences between U-S Attorneys Offices in Roanoke and Honolulu.
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((THEN THERE'S JUST A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT PROCEDURES, DIFFERENT METHODS, DIFFERENT PROSECUTOR PRIORITIES. SO IT'S JUST BEEN A REALLY GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.))
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While Sorenson has filled his free time snorkling and SCUBA diving, Burnham says Roanoke fairs well in comparison to the island paradise she left behind.
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((I FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED SUCH SURPRISE, "WHY WOULD I COME TO ROANOKE?" DON'T APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE HERE. ))
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Burnham has three more weeks to enjoy what she calls a "charming town with a 'sense of place.'"
She and Sorenson have apparently started something.
The Justice Department may create an exchange PROGRAM, based on their experience.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

2-scores


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WRITER=cro
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Turning now to sports --
San Antonio still owns the N-B-A's longest current winning streak.
Sean Elliott poured in 37 points in the Spurs' 14th straight win at New Jersey.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Making a few twists & turns into Spring.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died early this morning at Georgetown University Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Muskie had undergone surgery last week to correct a blocked artery in his leg.
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Likely Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is hoping for a strong showing in California's primary today.
He wants to fend off a challenge from Ross Perot.
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The Scottish epic drama ``Braveheart'' won five Oscars at last night's Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
They include the Best Picture and Best Director award for star Mel Gibson.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday March 26th.
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Muskie


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Former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died early this morning at Georgetown University Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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VO-NAT
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Muskie had undergone surgery last week to correct a blocked artery in his leg.
He was secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter.
Muskie was 81.
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DOLE


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Senator Bob Dole handily leads Pat Buchanan in the polls as he heads into today's California primary.
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Yesterday he made an emotional return to his home-town of Russell, Kansas to celebrate clinching the Republican nomination.
He also thanked the town for their support and prayers during his recovery from his partially- paralyzing injury.
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CANYON


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After 33 years of wreaking havoc on the Grand Canyon, the government wants to make amends -- so it's staging a flood.
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This morning water will be released from the Glen Canyon Dam into the canyon at a rate fast enough to fill Chicago's Sears Tower in 17 minutes.
The purpose is to see if a more natural water flow along the Colorado River will restore beaches and wildlife that have vanished because of micromanagement of water releases through the dam.
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((DUNCAN PATTEN/GRAND CANYON SCIENTIST: IT ESSENTIALLY IS RECREATING SOME OF THE CONDITIONS BUT IT WON'T BUILD ALL THE BEACHES BACK IT WON'T CREATE HOW THE CANNON WAS PRE DAM.))
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For most of the past three decades, the government has manipulated the flow to suit the needs of power companies.
The dam provides power for three million people and drinking water for 15 million.
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Freemen


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In Montana federal agents arrested two leaders of an anti-government group yesterday, after a months-long standoff.
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Heavily armed members of the "Freemen" have been holed up for over a year on a remote farm.
Negotiations continue over the fate of other wanted members.
Leroy Schweitzer and one other man will be arraigned today on charges connected with fraudulent checks and money orders.
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Hillary


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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Turkey this morning after yesterday's morale-boosting front-line visit to American soldiers serving as peacekeepers in Bosnia.
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Accompanied by daughter Chelsea she delivered a personal "thank you" to the troops.. saying that their presence was "making a difference."
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Entertaining the troops were comedian Sinbad and pop singer Sheryl Crowe.
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oscars


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At the Academy Awards last night the big winner was "Braveheart".
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The film about a 13th century Scottish patriot won five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson.
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((MEL GIBSON/BEST DIR: EVERY DIRECTOR THEY WERE MY FILM SCHOOL NOW THAT IM'S DIR WITH A GODLEN BOY I SUPPOSE LIKE MOST DIRECTORS I REALLY WANT TO ACT. ))
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VO-NAT
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Nicolas Cage took home the Best Actor role for ``Leaving Las Vegas.''
And Susan Sarandon's portrayal of a nun in ``Dead Man Walking'' earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.
Perhaps the most touching moment of the night was saved for actor Christopher Reeve who returned to Hollywood last night to urge filmmakers to produce more movies about social issues.
But what he prompted was an emotional standing ovation.
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3-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest racing news.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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Shooting


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A Roanoke prosecutor is investigating whether two police officers used reasonable force when they shot and killed Edward Plunkett Sunday night.
Plunkett was holding a loaded rifle when the officers fired, but the woman who called police says the shooting was not justified.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((HE WAS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD WHEN HE WAS SOBER AND WHEN HE WAS DRINKING, PEOPLE HAD, I HAD, ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO GET AWAY TO JUST WALK AWAY AND COME BACK THE NEXT DAY.))
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But Ed Plunkett wasn't sober on Sunday night, and when officers responded to the call and confronted him in his doorway, he reached for a loaded hunting rifle.
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IN Q=As he moved his right hand

((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER ON THE RIFLE BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.))
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When the department completes its investigation, it will be up to Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell to decide if legal action or further investigation is required.
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IN Q=A person has a right

((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO USE DEADLY FORCE WHEN THEY REASONABLY BELIEVE THEMSELVES TO BE IN IMMINENT DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. AND THAT'S THE LEGAL ISSUE. OF COURSE, THE APPLICATION OF THE FACTUAL QUESTIONS TO THAT LEGAL ISSUE REALLY BECOMES THE KEY TO THE RESOLUTION.))
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Caldwell says it may be several weeks before all the lab results are in... and his review of the case is complete.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Logging-Accident


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A logging accident in a remote section of Bedford County yesterday claimed the life of a Blue Ridge man.
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Authorities say 49- year- old Samuel Nelms died when a tree he was cutting fell on him near the Woodshire subdivision on Route 774.
Sheriff's deputies had to use a Forestry Department HummVee to navigate the narrow logging trail to get to Nelms' body.
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((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT APPEARED THAT A LARGE TREE THAT HE WAS TRIMMING THE BRANCHES OFF OF, BROKE, STRUCK HIM, HE WAS PINNED UNDERNEATH IT. HE HAD NOT SHOWN BY DARK, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WENT TO THE GENERAL AREA, FOUND HIM, THEN NOTIFIED THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THE CREW.))
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Authorities believe Nelms died shortly after he began work Monday morning.
They say his death appears to have been accidental.
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Bedford-Supes


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Bedford County's on-again, off-again relationship with the Blue Ridge Regional Jail is officially ON again.
Supervisors last night voted to re-enter the 43 million dollar project, but not without some grumbling.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( After being backed into a financial corner by the state, Bedford County now wants back in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Bedford had hoped to control its own destiny...but in the past few months, state officials terminated the county's lease on its Camp 24 jail annex, and placed a two- year moratorium on all local jail funding.
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((WAYNE NEWCOMB/SUPERVISOR: MY FEELING IS THAT THE REGIONAL JAIL IS REALLY ONE OF THE ONLY CHOICES WE'VE GOT.))
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Indeed no matter how they added the numbers, the board found its financial hands were tied.. much to the disgust of some supervisors.
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((DALE WHEELER/SUPERVISOR: WE WERE PERFECTLY WILLING TO GO IT ON OUR OWN. BUT THAT BRIDGE WAS BURNED. IT'S LIKE I SAID, WE'RE OUTFLANKED ON THIS ONE. NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU HATE IT, SOONER OR LATER YOU RUN UP A WHITE FLAG I GUESS.))
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The 4-3 vote puts Bedford in with four other localities that will get matching state funds for their own new jails.. a 450- bed regional jail will be built in Lynchburg.
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((Over the next few weeks, the other localities that make up the jail authority will vote on whether they even want to allow Bedford back into the jail project. Even after months of watching Bedford flip-flop on the issue, most agree that's already a done deal. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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Danville-Housing


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Plans to assign two full- time police officers to Danville's five public housing communities have hit a snag.
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The Danville Redevelopment and Housing authority was recently awarded a 140-thousand dollar federal grant to hire the extra officers.
The officers are on the payroll but housing officials say they were UNAWARE the men would require up to a year's training-- in another part of the city.
Housing officials are concerned they'll lose the grant because of the delay.
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((ALVIN STEINGOLD/HOUSING AUTHORITY EXEC. DIR.: I HAVE ASKED OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGER, KEN WIGGINS, TO BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT TUESDAY TO COME UP WITH SOME POSSIBLE ALTERNATE USES OF THE MONEY, TO PROVIDE THE SAME SAFETY AND SECURITY WITHOUT USING THE DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ))
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Danville Police Chief Neil Morris says Housing officials were told the officers would require up to 12- months training and that there must have been a misunderstanding.

4-scores


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WRITER=cro
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In women's college basketball --
Tennessee beat Virginia and advanced to its ninth Final Four with a 52-46 victory in the East Regional.
Now for the latest from the N-B-A and N-H-L, let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/=95/New Jersey/=88//Utah/103/Dallas/=86;
SUPER=96-Portland/=94/Philadelphia/=71;



SUPER=103-Montreal/==4/NY Islanders/==1//Detroit/==5/Anaheim/==1;

SUPER=103-Vancouver/==4/Los Angeles/==1; SUPER=103-Philadelphia/==3/Hartford/==0//Toronto/==4/Calgary/==2;