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Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It's Saturday March 7-th. And Welcome to New-7 Saturday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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[Murder-Suicide]


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A domestic dispute in Pulaski last night ends in an apparent murder suicide.
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It happened around 7- 30 inside the couple's upstairs apartment at 429- second street.
Authorities say it appears 26- year old Charles David Harrison shot his wife once before turning the gun on himself.

Tonya Hall Harrison died a short time later from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say the couple had been arguing and Tonya was actually in the process of moving out with help from her mother.
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((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: OUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE I THINK WITH THIS COUPLE, WE'VE HAD I KNOW OF A CALL, A SIMILAR CALL, CERTAINLY NOT THIS VIOLENT, BUT A CALL, I KNOW IN NOVEMBER AND SEVERAL CALLS IN THE PAST SO I KNOW THIS WAS AN ONGOING DOMESTIC SITUATION. ))
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Tonya Harrison's two young children were outside the couple's apartment when the gunshots were fired.
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A Roanoke woman has died, apparently with the help of Jack Kevorkian.
News-7 spoke with the Medical Examiner's office in Oakland County, Michigan last night.
It says Kevorkian left a note with the body saying the woman was 61 year old Patricia Graham of Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Southfield, MI;]


Kevorkian apparently drove up to the emergency room at a hospital in Southfield Michigan and dropped off Graham's body- with the note attached. The Medical Examiners' office says the woman died from poisoning by lethal injection.
Kevorkian's note indicated the woman suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.
Just a few hours earlier Kevorkian [SUPER=@file;]

left a body of a 42 year old Boston area man at another hospital. He suffered from fibro-myalgia- a non-fatal but painful muscle disorder.
The medical examiner will do additional testing on both bodies to determine how long both had to live and whether their conditions were in fact terminal.
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The long-awaited verdict in the Abed case was a mix of good and bad for both sides- -the government and the defendants.
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There were more NOT guilty verdicts than convictions.
Three of the nine men on trial since January 12, were acquitted on all counts.
Nevertheless, Joe Abbott WAS convicted as a member of the Racketeering conspiracy.
The prosecutor points out the convictions carry some stiff penalties.
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13:36:45 ((I THINK OVERALL IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION, LIKE I JUST SAID MOST OF THEM ARE FACING MANDATORY 35 YEARS TO LIFE WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T GET A SENTENCE LIKE THAT FOR KILLING SEVERAL PEOPLE.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


The two men who ran Mixers restaurant were found NOT guilty on all counts. They'd beeen accused to setting fire to the lounge in Salem in 1994, then trying to defraud their insurance company.

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The high school state tournaments are in full swing and News 7 photographers picked up the action.
Here's Mike Stevens with the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[***Anchor Tag]
Pumping gas is usually pretty boring and can be a big time guzzler.
But someone has added a little technology to those pumps and may have started a revolution in the way we pump gas.
Tom Johnson of affiliate W-S-P-A has more.
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That was Tom Johnson of W-S-P-A Reporting.

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Christy Brzonkala is starting a new campaign against athletes who abuse women.
The woman who accused two Virginia Tech football players of raping her has formed the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes.
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The co-founder is Kathy Redmond. She was awarded 50-thousand dollars by the University of Nebraska after she accused one of its football players of rape.
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((KATHY REMOND/COALITION CO-FOUNDER: IT IS TIME THAT PEOPLE ALERT THEMSELVES TO THE FACT THAT SOME OF THOSE SPORTS HEROES DO HAVE A DARK SIDE. THEY DO HAVE CRIMINAL TENDENCIES AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY ACT ON THEM.))
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The group's goal is to make sure athletes are treated the same as anyone else accused of a serious crime, and to act as an advocate for victims of violent athletes.
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Passing out and taking vitamins had led to the suspension of four Pulaski County elementary students.
Today the School Superintendent says he defends the suspension.
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The students go to Snowville elementary.
A source close to the case says they were each suspended from three to five days.
Superintendent Bill Asbury says the discipline was appropriate.
He say the school system has a strict policy that forbids students from possessing over the counter medication.
Asbury says vitamins are included.
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((BILL ASBURY/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT:THE CALLS WE'VE BEEN RECEIVING ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE ACTIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND THE POSTURE THAT WE'VE TAKEN TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN. ))
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Asbury says the policy is clear-- that students who bring substances to school will be suspended.

He says officials NEVER considered expelling the children.[11-Boty-Schools]


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The superintendent of Botetourt schools thinks the county should spend more than 200-thousand-dollars if it means high school students can take two extra classes a year.
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Superintendent Jack Thomas is pushing the idea of a block schedule -- which means four classes one semester, then four more the next.
Right now high school students take the same six classes all year.
Class periods would be forty minutes longer -- Thomas says that means less time in the halls, less troublemaking, and fewer late students.
He says it would be worth the 220-thousand-dollars to hire more teachers.
But students say the semester schedule would never pass.
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((I THINK A LOT OF THE A-P CLASSES THAT HAVE A-P TESTS IN THE SPRING, IF THEY FINISH IN THE FALL WITH THEIR CLASSES, BY THE TIME SPRING ROLLS AROUND AND THEY TAKE THEIR EXAMS, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AS MUCH OF AN OPPORTUNITY AS IF THEY'D STUDIED ALL YEAR LONG AND IF THEY WERE STILL STUDYING BY THE TIME EXAMS CAME.))
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Teachers say prolonging class periods for an hour and a half would make it hard for students to concentrate.
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Coverage of the semifinals in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament starts at one on your hometown station.
In some of the late games, 20th ranked New Mexico beat 13th ranked Texas Christian 80 to 73 in a Wac Conference semifinal.
In the NBA the Lakers beat San ANtonio 91-to-84 and the Carolina Hurricanes scored a win against the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 in overtime.
Now here's a look at the scoreboard.
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In late sports action a National Hockey League streak stays a live.
Phoenix's winless streak reached eight games.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/NHL-Fox-AZ;]


But first U-Hi Oh-loadin makes his first NHL goal for the short-handed Coyotes and the game is tied.
In overtime Jeff O'Neil gets the game winner scoring the puck and himself for the 5-to-4 win.
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In California for the NBA and another O'Neill. The Lakers go inside and SHaq with the move draws the foul.
Johnson goes coast to coast for the Spurs, with the nice over the shoulder pass to Herrara, but L-A wins this one 91-to-84.
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To college hoops, the Lobos making plans to travel to the Wac championship game.
13th ranked Texas Christain seemed to have control Jones takes it inside for the reverse lay-up.
But Lamont Long and 20th ranked New Mexico capitalize on turnovers and beat TCU 80-to-73.
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This weekend, a new twist on an old favorite--
A Chili recipe with a kick.
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[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you'd like a copy of today's recipe, drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
You can see the address there on the screen.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A domestic dispute in Pulaski turned violent last night and police are now investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

Police say Charles David Harrison apparently shot his wife- Tonya Hall Harrison- in the head before shooting himself.
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The body of a Roanoke woman was dropped off at a Michigan hospital last night- with a note signed by Jack Kevorkian.

The Medical Examiner in Oakland County, Michigan says Kevorkian left the body of 61-year-old Patricia Graham of Roanoke at a local hospital.
The note indicated Graham suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.
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It's the second time in less than three weeks that a Navy helicopter has crashed- a Seahawk chopper went down in the California mountains yesterday- killing all five crew members on board. The Navy says it will begin recovering bodies this morning. It is not known what caused the crash, but authorities say weather may have been a factor.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday March 7-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.


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Two people are dead after a domestic dispute sparked an apparent murder-suicide in Pulaski.
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It happened around 7- 30 inside the couple's upstairs apartment at 429- second street.
Authorities say it appears 26- year old Charles David Harrison shot his wife once before turning the gun on himself.

Tonya Hall Harrison died a short time later from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say the couple had been arguing and Tonya was actually in the process of moving out with help from her mother.
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((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: OUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE I THINK WITH THIS COUPLE, WE'VE HAD I KNOW OF A CALL, A SIMILAR CALL, CERTAINLY NOT THIS VIOLENT, BUT A CALL, I KNOW IN NOVEMBER AND SEVERAL CALLS IN THE PAST SO I KNOW THIS WAS AN ONGOING DOMESTIC SITUATION. ))
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Tonya Harrison's two young children were outside the couple's apartment when the gunshots were fired.
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The U-S Navy will spend the day recovering the bodies of five helicopter crew members killed when a training mission turned deadly yesterday.
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Authorities say the SH-60B Seahawk was found at the five thousand foot level of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The wreckage was located last night by an aircraft equipped with infrared night vision cameras.
The search was hindered by fog and clouds, but the Navy doesn't know if the weather was a factor in the crash.
The names of the crew members have not been released, but the Navy says they were on a training mission from North Island Naval Air Station near San Diego to Las Vegas.
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Forty people were injured, at least one critically, when two tour buses collided on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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State troopers say a sport utility vehicle flipped several times, hit the guard rail and clipped one of the busses.


That caused the second bus to run into the first.
It happened around 9-30 last night near Allentown, Pennsylvania.
A freelance photographer says the busses belonged to Safety Tours of New Jersey.
The passengers were apparently on their way to a ski trip in the Poconos.
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[***Anchor Tag]
Wood is a renewable resource, and the material of choice for fine furniture manufacturers.
One research group at Virginia Tech wants to make sure the resource isn't wasted.
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((EARL KLINE: IT GIVES THE WARMTH THAT'S OFTEN VERY DIFFICULT TO MANUFACTURE IN A MANMADE USING STEEL OR PLASTICS. ))

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Wood has certain characteristics that place it in high demand--
The 'character' of wood is pleasing to the eye, But that character causes problems .
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((EARL KLINE: IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO BE CONSISTENT WITH IT, AND GET THE MOST VALUE OUT OF IT IN A MANUFACTURING PROCESS, WITH HIGH SPEED PRODUCTIONS. )) [RUNS:13]
Back in 1988, Earl Kline set out to solve that problem-- He and his researchers wanted to find a way to best use each piece of lumber.
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((BRIAN BOND: WE CAN USE LESS TREES, PROCESS LESS LUMBER, FOR THE SAME PRODUCT. )) [RUNS:04]
It's becoming harder and harder for furniture manufacturers to find top quality hardwood.
So Virginia Tech Researchers set out to create a system that uses wood more efficiently.
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((EARL KLINE: IN OTHER WORDS, WE WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF A PIECE OF LUMBER. WE WANT TO USE THAT AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS:05]
Kline came up with this solution:
Each piece of wood gets scanned three different ways.
One normal camera-- takes a visual image of each board.
A laser beam scans the texture of the board's surface,
And an X-ray looks INSIDE the board for hidden defects.
All that information is fed into a computer that then tells the operator how the board should be cut to avoid any defects.
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((BRIAN BOND: WE'RE THE ONLY GROUP THAT HAS TAKEN THE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES AND PUT THEM TOGETHER IN THE US FOR A MULTI SENSOR SYSTEM. )) [RUNS:09]
The system works so well its XRAYS picked up one board that was full of buckshot. A defect that would not have been caught by a human inspector.
And could have wreaked havoc on a saw blade.
The computer program that runs this system is called TENORS.
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((EE GUY: THE NAME WAS GIVEN TO US BECAUSE WE HAVE THREE TECHNOLOGIES. LASER, COLOR AND XRAY. AND SIMILAR TO THE THREE SINGING TENORS, OUR MACHINE MAKES BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. )) [RUNS:12]
And that beautiful music may someday be playing in a Furniture factory near you.))
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The project is funded by grants from the Center for Innovative Technology and the USDA Forest Products department.[Birthdays]
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Our environemental report this morning comes from across the country.
The federal government is in the process of naming ten American Heritage Rivers and some of the candidates are right in our backyards.
Dennis Troute has more.
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Titanic continues to sail toward box office history.
The film has averaged over 20 million dollars for the last 11 weeks.
A lot of that money comes from people returning to see their new favorite again and again.
And their spending doesn't end at the theater.
Stacey Martin has more.
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(( It's been full steam ahead for Titanic since it first set sail for local theatres late last year. Now with nearly a billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide, the movie is showing no signs of losing steam.
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((MICHAEL BROWN: I SAW IT THREE TIMES AND I'LL SEE IT AGAIN TOMORROW. I JUST THINK IT'S A FABULOUS STORY. THE LOVE STORY; THE MUSIC IS WONDERFUL AND THE STORY LINE IS ABBSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. IT'S A GREAT STORY.)) [RUNS:07]
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((SUSAN SINGLETON:I THOUGHT THAT THE TITANIC WAS THE GONE WITH THE WIND OF OUR GENERATION AND I REALLY THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HERE TO STAY FOR A REAL LONG TIME.)) [RUNS:07]
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Keepsakes from the movie are shining bright as well--riding a wave of success that's put the movie soundtrack at number one at record stores for about nine weeks.
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The album took the top spot on the list by bumping Celine Dion's album to number two.
Ironically her album hit number one based on the popularity of her Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On" which is a popular request at local radio stations including K92.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: TITANIC HAS BROKEN A RECORD AS THE HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE IN HOLLYWOOD'S HISTORY AND WORLD WIDE TICKET SALES HAVE REACHED 9-14 MILLION. BUT, IT HAS 60 MILLION TO GO CATCH THAT RECORD, WHICH BELONGS TO STAR WARS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS:14] ))[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]