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Up next on News 7 at Six, police find drugs, guns and money during a raid in Halifax County.
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And we'll tell you why bad weather is causing local blood supplies to come up short this winter.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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In sports, V-M-I wins at home Radford moves into sole possession of second place in the Big South.
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And it's a big day for the Wrestlers competing in the Big Orange tournament at William Byrd.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


Bundle up for a cold one tonight-- but then plenty of warmth tomorrow.
In the extended forecast? Lots of rain.
Details coming up.

Halifax-Bust


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-6
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust, Cocaine


Officers in Halifax County seized a half-dozen guns, drugs, and thousands of dollars following two raids this morning.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The raids happened at 1 a-m at homes officers say were well-known for drug activity.
One of the homes was located behind the Virginia Elementary School.
Police seized crack cocaine, marijuana, six guns, cellular phones, scales and other drug paraphernalia as well as 4,000 dollars.
Suspects include Christopher Allen Ellis, James C. Young, Mack Arthur Kincy, and John Calvin Smith.
Charges against the four include distribution and possession of crack cocaine, and possession of guns.
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First-Union


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=First Union


A bomb threat forced workers to evacuate the First Union Operations Center last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


About 4:30 yesterday afternoon someone called and said there was a bomb in the building on Plantation Road.
The center was evacuated as state and Roanoke County police searched it with a bomb sniffing dog.
Nothing was found.
After a few hours, workers were allowed back in the building.
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Bedford-Squads


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=98-4
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The shortage of volunteers in Bedford County has become so bad, some squads there are asking the county to HIRE E-M-S personnel.
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SUPER=03-Bedford/This Month; :00


Earlier this month, representatives from the Stewartsville and Chamblissburg rescue squads laid out their situation before the board of supervisors.
Right now, it takes an average of FORTY minutes for either squad to respond to a daytime call.
The problem is a lack of volunteers in the daylight hours.
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((KATHLEEN THOMASSON/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: WE NEED TO BE OUT AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE AND ANYTIME YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERS, YOU NORMALLY HAVE TO WAIT FOR THEM TO COME FROM HOME. I'M ABOUT EIGHT MILES FROM THE CREW HALL, SO THAT CUTS DOWN ON TIME IF THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR ME. AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GO AND LEAVE MEMBERS BECAUSE IT IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION.)) ((JERRY PARCELL/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: I FEEL THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED AND APPROVED AND ACTUALLY IN EFFECT BY JULY ONE. THIS SHOULD TAKE PRIORITY OVER ANY OTHER ISSUES I FEEL AT THIS POINT.))
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SUPER=01-Jerry Parcell/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :18
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Parcell says many other squads face the same problem but are too proud to ask for help from the county.
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Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-8
GRAPHIC=Amer. Red Cross


The American Red Cross is making up for lost time and its shortage of blood donations.
Officials say the recent winter storm is to blame for the low blood supply.
David Johnson reports.
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SUPER=01-Martha Severs/Appalachian Region Red Cross; :09
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((The Red Cross local chapter has spent the early part of the weekend trying to replenish blood supplies.
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((MARTHA SEVERS/APPALACHIAN REGION RED CROSS REP.; I HAD THREE LARGE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES THAT WERE CANCELLED THOSE TWO DAYS THAT WE HAD SNOW. WE HAD TO WORK THEM INTO THE CALENDAR BECAUSE WE COULDN'T AFFORD JUST TO LOSE THOSE BLOOD DRIVES ALL TOGETHER. SO THIS IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY DRIVE TO MAKE UP FOR DECEMBER.))
SUPER=01-Martha Severs/Appalachian Region Red Cross;
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STAND-UP/15:07:07 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT THE PROBLEM IS NOT JUST A LOCAL ONE. OF THE 38 REGIONS NATIONWIDE THE BLOOD SUPPLY IS BELOW EMERGENCY LEVEL AT MORE THAN HALF, INCLUDING THE APPALACHIAN REGION.))
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((SEVERS; NORMALLY IF ONE REGION IS BELOW EMERGENCY LEVEL WE CAN GO TO WHERE WE CALL THE HUB WHICH IS A CENTRAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WE'LL FIND THE BLOOD THAT WE NEED IN ANOTHER REGION AND HAVE IT SHIPPED TO US. BUT THE MORE OF OUR REGIONS THAT ARE EMERGENCY LEVEL, THE LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO BE ABLE TO FIND WHAT WE NEED.))
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There is a greater need for some blood types more than others, but the organization isn't turning away any help.
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SOT-11:06:56

((SEVERS; YOUR OH-POSITIVE AND OH-NEGATIVE ARE THE MOST CRITICAL, BECAUSE THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE HAVE OH-POSITIVE BLOOD SO THEREFORE WE USE THE MOST OF IT. BUT THEY'RE ALL AT BELOW EMERGENCY LEVELS RIGHT NOW.))
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Saturday's goal of 90- donors was not a problem as 108 turned out to give their share.
Donors' spirits were raised by members of the local chapter's Clown Core, who were handing out candy and smiles.
David Johnson, News 7.))
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Straight ahead on News 7, crunching numbers to fund the car tax means painful cuts for some local museums.
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We'll find out how that's going to affect future projects when the news continues.
But first let's head over to Andrew Freiden standing by in the weather center.
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WebWatch
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ANCHOR=Eric
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=Web Watch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


The number of Americans spending time on-line continues to climb.
And, a special project takes the world wide web under water.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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intro
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((If you're on line you have plenty of company. A new survey from Cyber Dialogue found 21 percent of American adults doing something on the internet, most are using e-mail and the World Wide Web.
On top of that, nearly 24 million Americans WANT to get on line in the next 12 months.
But apparently it's not for everyone, the survey also found almost 16 million Americans tried the internet last year, and then dropped it.
Because of the anticipated increase in on-line activity, the head of the FCC wants to avoid more internet congestion.
Bill Kennard says he's looking into ways to give companies incentives to build more high speed connections.
Bell Atlantic is asking for permission to build a high speed network in its local coverage area.

This internet project is all wet... This week an oceanographer and camera crew put on a live webcast from inside a kelp tank in California.
One of the topics, the effects of el nino on California coastal waters.

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((SYLVIA EARLE/OCEANOGRAPHER; SOME OF THE KELP THAT'S OUT IN THE OCEAN ARE DYING BECAUSE THE WATER'S TOO WARM FOR THEM))
OUT Q=too warm for them



The event helped kick off the international Year Of The Ocean.
The government is looking to turn some internet management over to the private sector.
Right now one company has an exclusive contract to assign internet addresses... that could change, and so could the number of domains... like dot-com and dot-org... few new ones are under consideration, such as dot-store and dot-arts.
The links are on the webwatch page on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))


Museums


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NEWSCAST=Sat.AM
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#-Eye#1
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Leaders of non-profit groups are used to playing the "waiting game" when it comes to receiving state funds.
But, this year they're having to deal with broken promises.
Kelly Zuber takes a look at how changes in Richmond are affecting museums
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((In December, outgoing Governor George Allen traveled statewide bringing news of more money for museums.
By January, Governor Jim Gilmore amended the budget, taking back millions of the anticipated museum dollars to offset his car tax campaign promise.
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IN Q=I heard about it on your newscast

((KEN SCHUTZ/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA:I HEARD ABOUT IT ON YOUR NEWSCAST. ONE NIGHT YOU TURN ON THE TELEVISION AND IT'S GONE. ))
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Ken Schutz of the Science Museum of Western Virginia believes the community will suffer because of missed opportunities.
His museum has been operating at the same level of state funding for the past decade, yet expenses are climbing.
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IN Q=We have sort of options

((KEN SCHUTZ: WE HAVE SORT OF OPTIONS, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, ON REALLY GREAT TRAVELING EXHIBITS. THESE THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE. WHEN WE WANT TO BRING DINOSAURS, AND WE DO BRING DINOSAURS TO THE MUSEUM, THE RENTAL COST IS 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. SO FOR A STANDARD VENUE YOU'RE LOOKING AT A 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR EXPENSE.))
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And Schutz says this year's ongoing money battle will make it difficult to earn recognition from the American Association of Museums.
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((KEN SCHUTZ: I'M AFRAID IT'S GOING TO HARM OUR CHANCES FOR ACCREDITATION WHICH WILL HAVE THE LONG TERM EFFECT OF HARMING OUR CHANCES FOR OUTSIDE FUNDING, OUTSIDE THE REGION THAT COULD REALLY SECURE OUR FUTURE.))
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Two floors down at Center In the Square, the Art Museum of Western Virginia also had its hopes dashed for renovating it's children's gallery, Art Venture.
The art museum director says state funds received in the past have helped bring art to area school children.
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((MARK SCALA/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: BEFORE WE HAD ANY SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT WE WERE JUST REALLY GETTING OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFF THE GROUND. ONCE WE STARTED RECEIVING SOME SUPPORT FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT WE WERE ABLE TO GO FROM PROBABLY SERVING ONE THOUSAND TO TWO THOUSAND A YEAR TO NOW WHERE WE CAN REACH 20 TO 25 THOUSAND A YEAR.))
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Across town, the director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation thought she had secured the state money to build a pavilion over the outdoor exhibits to protect them from the elements.
The funds were in Governor Allen's original budget but disappeared in Governor Gilmore's amendment.
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IN Q=It was just so wonderful to have

((KAY HOUCK/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SEEMINGLY RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF ITS CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEN HERE WE ARE HAVING IT BASICALLY TAKEN AWAY.))

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OUT Q=basically taken away.


Among the other casualties of cutting-- Mill Mountain Zoo, which has tried several times to secure additional state money had its 366-thousand dollar request pared back to just 55-thousand dollars.
Hardest hit was the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville which lost nine-million dollars for construction of a new museum.
While the state budget has not yet been passed by the general assembly, museum directors in our area believe the chances of restoring the museum money in the face of the car tax issue are slim.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.))

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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


When we come back Roy Stanley with have highlights from today's sporting events, including local basketball action.
And, Andrew Freiden will take an extended look at your weekend weather. MUSIC UP FULL
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Bike-Register


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-9
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75-percent of all stolen bicycles are recovered by law enforcement officials.
But, only two or three percent of those are returned to their rightful owners.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke's police department today hosted its first ever bicycle registration program in an effort to cut down on thefts and increase the likelihood of stolen bikes being returned to their owners.
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((OFFICER SHARON SHARP/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; WE HAVE BICYCLES THAT WE RECOVER ALL OVER THE CITY USUALLY, BUT WE HAVE NO WAY OF IDENTIFYING THE OWNER. SOME PEOPLE WILL FILE A POLICE REPORT AND TELL US THE BICYCLES ARE MISSING, SOME PEOPLE DON'T FILE THE POLICE REPORTS. PLUS THE SERIAL NUMBERS AREN'T SOMETHING THAT THE PARENTS OR PEOPLE WOULD WRITE DOWN AND KEEP UP WITH AND WE HAVE TO HAVE THE NUMBERS SO WE CAN MATCH UP THE OWNERS TO THE BICYCLES.))
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Bubba Richards had this bike stolen last year. He says his father's "eagle eyes" aided in return of the two wheeler, but the youngster doesn't want to depend on his good luck again.
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((JOHN "BUBBA" RICHARDS/STOLEN BIKE VICTIM; I DON'T WANT MY OTHER BIKE TO GET STOLEN OR THE SAME BIKE TO GET STOLEN AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-John "Bubba" Richards/Stolen Bike Victim;
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The bike registration program is the brain child of the police department's crime prevention unit.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, Virginia Tech and V-M-I were back on the hardwood this afternoon.
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And in the big game at the Dedmon Center Radford gets a big win over Liberty University.
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S-Radford


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-2
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Earlier this afternoon, Your Hometown Station brought you live coverage of the Big South battle between Liberty and Radford lets now check in with out Broadcast team down at Dedmon Center where the Highlanders are still celebrating their 77 to 59 win.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Virginia Tech was on the Road in the Atlantic 10 this afternoon at George Washington.
and G.W. beats the Hokies 75 to 61.
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In Lexington, Darryl Faulkner scored 29 points as the Keydets beat Western Carolina 90 to 84.
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And Roanoke College comes up short losing to Hampden-Sydney 75 to 62.

S-Ferrum


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A Dixie Conference match-up in Franklin County pitted Ferrum against Shenandoah University.
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Coach Larry Mangino was hoping to direct his team to a home victory this afternoon.
But Shenandoah's Chris Lassiter makes the move to the hoop to keep the Eagles from soaring early.
Ferrum moves the ball quickly Maurice Preston to Rodney Ponzo for the short 'J'.
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The Eagles easily work it in underneath Patrick Brooks with the bucket.
And the Dixie Conference win goes to Shenandoah 71 to 62.
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S-UNC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-3
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


In the A-C-C North Carolina rallied from a 17 point deficit in the second half to beat Wake Forest 79 to 73.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/ABC SPORTS; :


Dave Odom watching as his team was leading in the first half.
Freshman Robert O'Kelly nails this three pointer for three of his game high 25 points.
But the second ranked Tar Heels come back Vince Carter scoring on the break and drawing the foul.
Then Carolina gets the ball to SUPER=33-UNC#2/79/Wake Forest/73/;Antawn

Jamison he scores two of his 21 points and the Tar Heels win it 79 to 73.
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S-Orange


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-32
GRAPHIC=Wrestling


The Big Orange Wrestling tournament is finishing up tonight with the championship round at 7:30.
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The 16 team field is the best in the tourney's 22 years. In only it's second year in the Big Orange Group A Radford is making a name for itself with a trio of the state's best grapplers that could help the sport in the new River Valley.
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((TONY DEHART/RAFORD HEAD COACH:))
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While the Bobcats are a newcomer; Franklin County has become a fixture in the Vinton event. Winners of 9 titles ; the Eagles are always the ones to beat. This year; it hasnt been that easy.
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((KRIS KAHILA/FRANKLIN CO. HEAD COACH:))
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S-Housewright


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech has signed another top high school prospect for its football program.
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SUPER=03-Gate City; :


This afternoon in Gate city, Jake Housewright picked the Hokies over Tennessee.
Housewright was a running back and linebacker for the Blue Devils. He's projected to be an inside linebacker for the Hokies.
His father Bill played for the Hokies in the 70's.
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Promo


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It's been a boy-scout tradition for years, and it's still going strong..
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The annual "Pinewood Derby" got underway today in Roanoke County attracting 70 boys, 57 cars and a few enthusiastic spectators--with a need for speed.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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We'll have that story as well as more news, weather and sports coming up (ad lib byes) tonight, on News-7 at eleven.