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Federal investigators are trying to determine whether there's enough evidence to link January's bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic with three Atlanta bombings.
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Yesterday investigators said the bombings might be connected.
Now a senior agent is saying the similarities could be coincidental.
The F-B-I says steel plates used to make the bombs at the Olympics and an Atlanta Abortion Clinic could have come from a North Carolina Factory where suspect Eric Rudolph's friend works.
Police also found Rudolph's truck near the Franklin Machine Company.
They are still searching the North Carolina mountains for Rudolph.
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11-Abortion-Protest


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Supporters of anti- abortion activist Flip Benham are suing the city of Lynchburg for the right to protest without a permit.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, Lynchburg police don't plan to enforce that ordinance when hundreds of protesters hit the pavement there next month.
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(( Nationally- known anti- abortion activist Flip Benham is not the first famous person to occupy a Lynchburg jail cell.. and authorities there say he's
being treated like everyone else. (/////SOT/////)
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IN Q=We haven't had

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY REAL BIG PROBLEMS EXCEPT A LOT OF PHONE CALLS, QUITE A BIT OF MAIL, PEOPLE WANTING TO COME SEE HIM.)) RUNS:10
OUT Q=come see him.


One of those visitors was co- defendant John Reyes, who's appealing his own jail sentence.
Reyes says Benham has been holding nightly Bible studies in jail, and has helped a fellow inmate rededicate his life to Christ.
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SOT 5:46:02
IN Q=He's in very

((JOHN REYES/CO- DEFENDANT: HE'S IN VERY GOOD SPIRITS. I BELIEVE THAT HE PROBABLY BELIEVES THAT THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS IN CHRIST HAVE GONE THROUGH, OR WHAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHO ARE BEING PERSECUTED FOR THEIR FAITH.)) RUNS:14
OUT Q=persecuted for their faith.


With a March 13th rally just two weeks away, Reyes and Life Coalition director Keith Tucci are suing the city of Lynchburg, claiming the ordinance requiring groups to get a protest permit is unconstitutional.
Tucci said last week they would hold the rally anyway.
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IN Q=These demonstrations

((KEITH TUCCI/LIFE COALITION INTERNATIONAL: THESE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE PEACEFUL, THEY'LL BE POLITE BUT THEY WILL BE VERY OBVIOUS.)) RUNS:06
OUT Q=very obvious.
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IN Q=The lawsuit

(( The lawsuit, however, may be moot, because police chief Charles Bennett has already instructed his officers NOT to arrest anyone for protesting without a permit. That decision was made after Reverend Benham's trial, when city attorneys decided it was in their best interest to review the ordinance regarding public demonstrations. Officials say if the protesters aren't acting disorderly or trespassing on March 13th, there shouldn't be any problems.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) RUNS:25
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))


11-Tech-Paper


ANCHOR=Denise
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TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=Tech VPI Seal


A Virginia Tech administrator who sued the campus newspaper has lost her appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Sharon Yeagle is Tech's assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
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But in an article last April, the Collegiate Times identified her as "Director of Butt-Licking."
Yeagle filed suit, saying the newspaper damaged her reputation and caused her shame, humiliation, embarrassment and financial loss.
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In yesterday's majority opinion, Justice Elizabeth Lacy acknowledged the phrase was digusting, offensive, and in extremely bad taste. But Lacy said the phrase could not be reasonably understood as an actual fact.

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We're just a day shy of March so that means March Madness must be on its way.
For you sports fans you know that means basketball.
Here's Mike Stevens with the College Conference Tournament highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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Some may have thought she was barking up the wrong tree.
A kennel with no cages?
Steve Hartman has more.
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Friday night was prime time for underage drinking in some parts of Blacksburg.
And, police tried to cut down on it by going straight to the source.
Stacey Martin explains.
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((This clerk was caught selling beer to a 19-year old and issued a summons to appear in court.
She was the victim of underage drinking busts carried out by Blacksburg Police.
But, she wasn't the only one.
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((WANDA HALLS: DID YOU NOT CHECK HIS ID? NO, HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO BUY IT. I AIN'T GOING TO DO IT NO MORE. I JUST THOUGHT HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO BUY IT.)) RUNS:13
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Police targeted convenience stores and especially parties at outlawed fraternity houses known for their heavy partying and drinking.
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((LT. BRUCE E. BRADLEY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: IT APPEARS THAT MOST OF THEIR ACTIVITY SURROUNDS DRINKING OR IS SURROUNDED BY DRINKING.)) RUNS:05
OUT Q=surrounded by drinking.


Blacksburg Police hope the raids will help prevent more tragedies like the death of 18-year old Melinda Somers last fall.
And, they hope fines totalling as much as 250 dollars or the threat of possible jail time will encourage underage drinkers and those who sell them liquor to think twice.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))





11-Aronson


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A Roanoke man who runs a beauty supply shop allegedly hid a video camera in the women's restroom.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


34-year-old Paul Aronson faces charges of videotaping partially naked women without their consent.
His employee, Melanie Melton, found the camera in the restroom's ceiling.
Police say the tape shows Aronson adjusting the camera toward the toilet, then a female customer using the bathroom.
Aronson says B-&-H Supply supervisors have told him not to talk.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT YOU CAN'T DENY YOU PUT THE CAMERA THERE? NO I CAN'T DENY THAT, NO.))
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Police say Melton had visited Aronson's home before -- and that he told her he enjoyed making his own videos.
Police seized several tapes from Aronson's home.
He's scheduled to appear in court next month and in the meantime, the store is closed.
Melton's mother refuses to let her daughter talk until she speaks to an attorney.
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11-Roanoke-Rape


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Last weekend, police say a man raped an 80-year-old woman in Northwest Roanoke.
That man allegedly left a baseball hat at the crime scene.
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Police hope you might recognize it.
This is the hat.
It's a dark hat, splattered with white paint.
The front of it says "Been there, done that."
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Right now the hat has been turned over to the state crime lab, where examiners are looking for D-N-A evidence that could lead police to the suspect.
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IN Q=there's a couple

((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: THERE'S A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN GET FROM A BALL CAP. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION FROM A STATE LAB. THAT IS DNA FROM THE SWEAT BAND ITSELF OR POSSIBLY FROM HAIR THAT MAY BE LOST BY THE INDIVIDUAL WEARING THE CAP.))
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Police are urging anyone who recognizes the hat to call the Roanoke city police.
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The Indiana Pacers more than double the Portland, beating the Blazers 124-to-59.
And in the E-C-H-L Roanoke loses at Chesapeake 5-to-4.
Now another look at the scoreboard.
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Sports-Plays


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GRAPHIC= NBA


Last night's Portland-Indiana game made NBA history.
And it's safe to say the Trailblazers probably aren't proud of their role.
THe Pacers more than doubled Portland.
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Fox-MW;


A first for the NBA, maybe the Blazers should have suited up these guys.
All you young players take a look at the classic give and go. Jackson ends up getting the points.
Blazer turnovers helped the Indiana cause. Davis gives the Pacers a 23 point lead.
We'll throw in a Portland highlight just for the fun of it, here's Walt Williams with the three.
SUPER=33-Indiana/124/Portland/59;


Nothing was falling for Portland, obviously, Indiana 124, Portland 59.
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WeekendCalen


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This week's guest is a retired minister- now he's on the staff at Windsor Hills Baptist Church in Roanoke.
ANCHOR=Andrew Full


Branan Thompson did a little experimenting to come up with his dish...
And if you're like me, I think you'll find his recipe HEAVENLY
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RUNS=2:43
OUT Q=GOOD TO HAVE YOU (QUICK)

((We're at Branan Thompson's house. He's come up with a recipe that he's never heard before, and it took a while to come up with the ingredients for this, and actually write everything down but you've managed to do that for us. YEAH, IT JUST STARTED OUT A LITTLE OF THIS, AND A LITTLE OF THAT, AND IT JUST CAME TOGETHER. And the main ingredient is the shrimp and the crab. YEAH, ABOUT A POUND OF SHRIMP, AND WHAT I'M USING HERE IS THE 40 OR 50 COUNT. PUT ABOUT A POUND OF SHRIMP IN. MOST OF THESE ARE READY TO GO. And I know you have some crab meat as well. JUST SORT OF SHRED THIS CRAB MEAT-- I HAVE A STICK OF BUTTER MELTED HERE. THEN INTO THAT I ADD SOME FLOUR, AND I FIND IT BEST TO USE A WOODEN SPOON TO STIR WITH. We have to add a few more things to this sauce-- That's what Brannan is doing right now. WE ADD THE MILK, THE COOKING WINE. SOME WORCESTSHIRE SAUCE, AND THEN SOMETHING THAT I USE A LOT OF IS SOME OLD BAY. THEN SOME SPECIOAL INGREDIENTS THAT I GET OUT MY GARDEN. YOu can't get "Brannan's Herbs" at the store. IT'S JUST SOMETHING I MADE IN MY GARDEN....A LITTLE BASIL, TARRAGON, AND STUFF LIKE THAT-- MAKE YOUR OWN MIX. NOW WE TAKE OUR SHRIMP AND CRAB MEAT, AND BLEND IT IN OUR MIXTURE. It doesn't take too long to cook this you said. YOU COOK IT FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES OR UNTIL THE SHRIMP TURNS PINK. THIS IS RICE THAT I'VE ALREADY PREPARED. I'M PUTTING IT IN SCALLOP SHELLS. NOW WE PUT SOME OF THE SHRIMP CONCOCTION ON TOP HERE. PUT IT ON TOP OF THE RICE, HERE YOU GO! I have my fork ready-- I'm going to dive in quickly. HOW IS IT? Very good. You already know it tastes great. THANKS FOR LETTING US COME TO YOUR HOUSE FOR THE WEEKEND DINER. FANTASTIC! GOOD TO HAVE YOU.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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ANCHOR=Denise
SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner


Seven people are dead and 30 others are missing following the explosion of a large oil pipeline in Ecuador.
The oil spilled into a nearby river and became a stream of flames until reaching the Pacific Ocean.
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ANCHOR=Denise


Jail time and heavy fines were handed out by Blacksburg police last night in an effort to stop underage drinking.
Police targeted convenience stores and outlawed Virginia Tech fraternity parties in the underage raids.
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ANCHOR=Denise


Police are asking for your help in finding a man accused of raping an 80-year-old woman in Northwest Roanoke last weekend.
Police say the man left this baseball cap at the crime scene. Anyone who recognizes the hat should contact the Roanoke city police.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday February 28 .
We'll be back in just a minute.


Pipeline-Explosion


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One of the largest oil pipelines has exploded killing seven people and 30 others are missing.
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It happened yesterday and officials say the flow of crude through the pipleinghas been paralyzed.
Witnesses say the spilled from the pipeline in flames and washed into a near by river.
Six of the victims died when they tried to swim across the river but were engulfed in the stream of burning oil.
The stream of flames apparently washed about two miles down the river and was only extinguished when it poured into the Pacific ocean.
Officials say the rupture in the TransEcuadorean pipe was caused by a mud slide.
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11-Rivera


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Drug smuggler Javier Cruz got all the headlines last year- -when word leaked out that he'd been openly living in the Roanoke Valley while working undercover for the D-E-A.
But he wasn't the only cocaine trafficker in our midst.
Keith Humphry takes a look at Cruz's boss- a man high up in the Colombian drug trade- who also lived in the Roanoke Valley.
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(( Leo Rivera and his family lived in a middle-class subdivision in Bonsack.
The two children went to private school- -but Rivera didn't do much to draw attention to himself. 11:26 ((Turns out, at least at one point, he was a multi-millionaire. YES, WELL, WE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT EITHER. HE DIDN'T DISPLAY IT AS SUCH. I MEAN HE WASN'T OUTGOING WITH PEOPLE. HE DIDN'T LET THEM KNOW THAT HE HAD ANY MONEY. He was shrewd enough to keep to himself. ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY.)) RUNS:22
He paid just $124,000 for the house on Jonathan Lane... in contrast to the 288-thousand dollar home Cruz had in the Clearbrook area.
Despite warnings from the D-E-A about his high-profile life-style, Cruz insisted on playing the role of impresario of his own all-night dance club.
Back in Bonsack, Leo Rivera... alias Raul Ramirez... kept to himself. ((AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY WERE DECENT NEIGHBORS, AND THEY DIDN'T BOTHER ANYBODY.)) RUNS:05
Rivera moved out last April and the house was sold just a few weeks ago.

Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))Money-Eye


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***Anchor Tag***
Candidates for Virginia's House of Delegates raised more than 9-million dollars in the last election.
A News-7 computer-assisted analysis of spending reports shows that many of those top fundraisers were from southwest and central Virginia.
Joe McKean examines the numbers, in this week's Eye on Virginia.
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((Election night, 1997.
House leader Dick Cranwell comes close to losing his seat to Republican challenger Al Bedrosian.
But the Vinton Democrat pulls it out.
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What makes Bedrosian's showing all the more remarkable is the huge advantage Cranwell had in fundraising.
Cranwell's latest spending report shows that he took in over 391-thousand dollars for his campaign, or about 34 dollars a vote.
Bedrosian's total: under 32-thousand, or about THREE dollars a vote.
SOT CRANWELL 2:03
IN Q=We were told

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: WE WERE TOLD IN THE LAST CAMPAIGN THAT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE WAS GOING TO PUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS INTO MY OPPONENT'S CAMPAIGN, SOMETIME AROUND THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER. WE WERE TOLD THIS EARLY IN THE SUMMER, SO WHAT WE DID WAS WE KINDA RAISED THE MONEY AS A DEFENSIVE THING.)) RUNS:18
OUT Q=defensive thing.


Cranwell also says he didn't spend all of that money on his own campaign; he gave a lot of it away to other Democrats.
Bedrosian didn't know it at the time, but he was taking on the number 2 fundraiser in the House.
Only Newport News delegate Al Diamonstein brought in more money in this last election cycle: just over 485-thousand dollars.
The number 9 fundraiser was Democrat Kaye Lipscomb, who ran for an open seat in the 22nd House District, representing the greater Lynchburg area. Her campaign took in more than 158-thousand dollars.
Winning Republican, Kathy Byron, collected just over 134-thousand dollars. That ranked 18th among all House candidates.
Next door in the 23rd District, Democratic challenger James Feinman was taking on incumbent Preston Bryant.
Feinman raised more money than Bryant, and dipping into other sources, Feinman even outspent Bryant almost two to one. But the incumbent ruled on November 4.
Down the road in the 9th district, centered in Franklin County, Democrats thought Mary Harkins had a good chance to unseat Republican incumbent Allen Dudley.
The state party poured cash into her campaign. But Dudley wasn't far behind, and came in way ahead on election night.
So, more money doesn't always mean more votes.
But as Dick Cranwell learned, it doesn't hurt, either.
SOT CRANWELL 4:01
IN Q=I look forward

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I LOOK FORWARD IN THE FUTURE TO IF I HAVE COMPETITION TO DO THE SAME THING I'VE DONE IN THE PAST, THAT IS, RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET MY MESSAGE OUT.)) RUNS:12
OUT Q=get my message out.


The message from candidates to potential contributors seems to be: keep those checkbooks handy.
For Eye on Virginia, I'm Joe McKean.))
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There's a new judge laying down the law in Danville.
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M-Lee Stilwell Junior was sworn in yesterday as a judge in the 22nd Judicial District.
The courtroom was packed as he took the oath of office.
Stilwell spent 25-years as a trial lawyer before taking this judgeship.
His six-year term officially begins Sunday. Danville's newest judge says he brings to the job the lessons his parents taught him.
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IN Q= The fairness and the

((M. LEE STILWELL/JUDGE: THE FAIRNESS AND THE IMPARTIALITY THAT THEY TAUGHT ME AS I WAS GROWING UP. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG... AND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THE TRUTH IS.))
SUPER=01-Lee Stilwell, Jr./General District Judge
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OUT Q=what the truth is.
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SUPER=04-January 5, 1998


Stilwell fills the vacany created by the retirement of Judge T. Ryland Dodson.
Dodson retired earlier this month after serving 20-years on the bench.
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6-Roop


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Another local lawman wants to get into politics.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/October 1995;


Former Martinsville police chief Terry Roop says he'll run for city council this May.
Roop retired about two years ago after 31 years with the force.
He says if he wins, he'll focus on economic development and neighborhood restoration.

(-------------)Soap-Awards



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Here's the latest dish from the world of Soap Operas.
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Actors from your favorite daytime dramas gather last night for the 14th annual soap Opera Digest Awards.
"General Hopital" has the perscription for success winning six awards, including favorite show.
"All My Children" took in four.
"Young and the Restless" actress Sharon Case won HOTTEST FEMALE STAR, her (----------------) co-worker Sabryn Genet took home the trophy for best female newcomer.