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7E-Abed


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In the trial of Roanoke's alleged crime family, government prosecutors are expected to rest their case this week.
As Keith Humphry tells us, the Abeds are eager to take the stand.
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((This is what the Abeds have been waiting for, they say: a chance to tell their side of the story... to respond to the terrible tales their accusers have been telling the jury.
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((HE JUST WENT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAST, TOO FAR AND TOO BIG.))
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That was a different context, but Abbott is eager to testify in federal court.
Once the government rests its case- -on Monday or Tuesday- -Abbott and his lawyer will have to decide whether to risk a rigorous cross examination. Mixer's fire: 94-16
The prosecution will wrap up its case with more on the financial status of Mixer's Restaurant at the time of the fire.
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((I LOST MY PLACE. IT WAS A FINANCIAL DISASTER.))
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Co-owner Ahmad Thiab is charged with insurance fraud.
He has lived in this country for 12 years. He made arrangements to return when he learned he'd been indicted 11 months ago.
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((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I'M INNOCENT OF THIS. I HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH THE FIRE. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIRE.))
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Doctor Thiab may or may NOT actually get to tell his story directly to the jury.
Though he told us almost a year ago that he returned to the United States, ready to answer any question that would prove his innocence- -under American law, he's not required to prove anything. The government has the burden of proving Thiab is guilty.
Thiab's lawyer won't say whether he intends to put the Iraqi native on the witness stand.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

7E-Scout-Anniversary


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An institution that has been helping boys grow into men for most of this century celebrated an anniversary yesterday in the Blue Ridge.
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Boy Scouts of America is now 88- years- old.
Though some changes have been made over the years, it's stood the test of time.
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((DON SIPHER/TROOP 236 SCOUTMASTER; IT'S A PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN ADJUSTABLE. IT'S GOT THE RIGHT FORMULA. IT MEETS THE NEEDS THAT WERE THERE 80- SOME YEARS AGO AND IT'S GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S BOYS.))
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There are various programs to keep the young men busy and to help them prepare for a future.
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((BRIAN BURT/TROOP 236 CUB SCOUT; WE GET TO DO FUN ACTIVITIES. WE HIKE AND PLAY WITH OUR OTHER SCOUT MEMBERS.)) ((MICHAEL BURT/TROOP 236 BOY SCOUT; YOU LEARN ABOUT TEAM WORK AND HOW TWO PEOPLE CAN EGT THE JOB DONE TOGETHER. IT'S NOT A ONE-MAN TEAM.)) ((STEVE BURT/TROOP 236 DEN LEADER; WELL IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LIVES. IT'S A VERY COMPLEX WORLD THAT THEY LIVE IN AND THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET. IT'S FAMILY ORIENTED.))
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Locally, troops kicked off a week- long celebration of the organization's anniversary by participating in Scout Sunday Services.
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7Weather


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Checking your Monday forecast, a much nicer day in store today with mostly sunny skies...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/10/98
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-15/Ashley Hodges/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-41/Marshal Coles Jr./Gretna;



SUPER=130-50/Griff Peters/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-13/Whitney Hawkins/Riner;



SUPER=130-8/Caleb Clark/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-19/Chad Keith/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-4/Matthew Wurzburger/Willis;



SUPER=130-1/Parker Cauley/Jacksonville NC;



SUPER=130-7/Zachary Delp/Troutville;



SUPER=130-56/Betty Bogar/Covington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-16/Jeremy Wolfe/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=131-/Ruby Palmer/Roanoke;



SUPER=131-/Gene Moseley/Buchanan;

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45E-Abed


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The defendants could take the wintess stand today at the Abed trial.
Two brothers in the Abed family, four of their sons and two business associates are charged with using violence -- including murder and arson -- to drive out competing restaurants and convenience stores.
As Keith Humphry reports, the Abeds are eager to take the stand.
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SUPER=10-Joe Abbott//1985; :09
SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994; :28
SUPER=10-Ahmad Thiab/Defendant/March 15, 1997; :35
SUPER=@keith1; 1:06
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((This is what the Abeds have been waiting for, they say: a chance to tell their side of the story... to respond to the terrible tales their accusers have been telling the jury.
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((HE JUST WENT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAST, TOO FAR AND TOO BIG.))
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That was a different context, but Abbott is eager to testify in federal court.
Once the government rests its case- -on Monday or Tuesday- -Abbott and his lawyer will have to decide whether to risk a rigorous cross examination. Mixer's fire: 94-16
The prosecution will wrap up its case with more on the financial status of Mixer's Restaurant at the time of the fire.
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((I LOST MY PLACE. IT WAS A FINANCIAL DISASTER.))
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Co-owner Ahmad Thiab is charged with insurance fraud.
He has lived in this country for 12 years. He made arrangements to return when he learned he'd been indicted 11 months ago.
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SOT 4:10:57
IN Q=I'm here to

((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I'M INNOCENT OF THIS. I HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH THE FIRE. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIRE.))
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OUT Q=important to me.


Doctor Thiab may or may NOT actually get to tell his story directly to the jury.
Though he told us almost a year ago that he returned to the United States, ready to answer any question that would prove his innocence- -under American law, he's not required to prove anything. The government has the burden of proving Thiab is guilty.
Thiab's lawyer won't say whether he intends to put the Iraqi native on the witness stand.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

45E-VMI-Beating


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Some V-M-I upper classman called it an initiation ritual, but others say it was a case of hazing.
Three seniors were suspended for beating six freshmen with a coat hanger and belt last fall.
Now the family of one of the victims wants the incident treated as a criminal matter.
Officials at the school are considering whether they should have contacted police and reported the cases as hazings.

45E-Brzonkala


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Christy Brzonkala's lawsuit against Virginia Tech may again be moving forward.
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In December, a three- judge panel reinstated her lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two football players.
Now the appeals court will reconsider whether Brzonkala should be allowed to sue under the Violence Against Women Act which makes gender motivated crimes a civil rights issue.
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Brzonkala says Tony Morrison and James Crawford raped her in 19-94 and that Tech protected the players because they were members of the football team.

45Car-Tax


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The dreaded car tax could be state history after tonight.
The House Finance Committee scheduled the meeting to consider Governor Gilmore's proposal to eliminate the tax.
While Democrats are pushing a plan to pump surplus revenue into public school construction, most legislators believe that some kind of car tax cut will pass this session.


45weather


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Turning to weather now--
Mostly sunny skies today with light winds and highs in the upper 40s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Tomorrow looks pleasant, as well, with highs again in the 40s....
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8E-Brzonkala


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It's no longer in the headlines, but Christy Brzonkala's lawsuit against Virginia Tech continues.
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In December, a three- judge panel reinstated her lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two football players.
Now the appeals court will reconsider whether Brzonkala should be allowed to sue under the Violence Against Women Act which makes gender motivated crimes a civil rights issue.
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Brzonkala says Tony Morrison and James Crawford raped her in 19-94 and that Tech protected the players because they were members of the football team.

8Car-Tax


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Governor Jim Gilmore's proposal to cut the car tax will be taken up at a special meeting tonight of the House Finance Committee.
While Democrats are pushing a plan to pump surplus revenue into public school construction, most legislators believe that some kind of car tax cut will pass this session.
The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a public hearing tomorrow on Gilmore's plan and a separate bill submitted by Senator Madison Marye.
Marye has proposed cutting the sales tax on groceries.

8S-B'burg-Teacher


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It may be "child's play", but it can have positive effects on grown-ups.
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Artist Peyton Petty learned the "Sacred Art of Play" nine years ago in Boston.
It involves using buttons, seeds, marbles and other materials to help people improve their creativity.
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((PEYTON PETTY/"PLAY" EXPERT; AS YOU PLAY WITH THEM, YOU HAVE NO AGENDA. THERE'S NO END PRODUCT IN MIND. IT'S A TOTALLY PROCESS- ORIENTED TYPE OF THING. AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU GET INVOLVED WITH PATTERNS.))
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Petty says the more comfortable PLAYING becomes, the more relaxed a person becomes.
She says over time, a body of work emerges from the patterns.
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((PETTY; I STARTED OUT VERY PRODUCT- ORIENTED. THIS PROCESS- ORIENTED BUSINESS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME COMING OUT OF THE BUSINESS WORLD. THIS HAS GOTTEN ME INTO PROCESS ART. IT'S GOTTEN ME INTO ALMOST MEDITATIVE KIND OF WORK.))
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Petty says PLAYING can also improve other aspects of a person's life.
It led the former financial product manager to her new career-- story telling.
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Blacksburg is one of four places worldwide where "play" workshops are annually conducted.

8Alternative-Presents


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There are lots of traditional ways to say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day-- and some you might not have thought of.
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With the holiday falling on a weekend this year, alternative gift ideas can include a night on the town or a basket of goodies.
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((ELAINE VAUGHN/"LOVE BASKETS" OWNER; WE DO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HAT BOX WITH A AFGHAN IN IT AND ALL TYPES OF LOTIONS AND BATH SEEDS AND THINGS IN THERE, TOO. ALSO, ONE THING IS A GREAT COFFEE TO PUT IN THERE AND TO RELAX IN YOUR JACUZZI WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE.))
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If you and your better half share a passion for coffee, sampling a signature blend by local merchants may be in order.
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((ANDY REASER/MILL MOUNTAIN COFFEE AND TEA; COUPLES COME IN HERE ALL THE TIME AND SOMETIMES THEY COME IN ON DATES. WE JUST THOUGHT WE'D GIVE THEM SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HAVE ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.))
SUPER=01-Andy Reaser/Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea;
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Other gift ideas may include gift certificates for a therapeutic massage or a trip to the hair or nail salon.
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8weather


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast--
Skies will be mostly sunny today, with seasonable temperatures in the upper 40s.
Partly cloudy by tonight, with lows falling into the 20s.
The four day forecast is dry through tomorrow, with rain likely by Wednesday.
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