Coming up on News 7-
A defeat for anti-abortion groups- A federal jury rules the groups must pay up-
A Boeing 7-27 crashes near Bogota Columbia.
Will more big shows come to Roanoke after the Dave Matthews concert?
Plus the Express game goes into overtime tonight. We'll have hightlights.
News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]
Two anti-abortion groups must pay 85 thousand dollars to clinics.
A federal jury in Chicago made the ruling today- It opens the door for other damage lawsuits against anti-abortion protestors.
If you live in the city of Roanoke, you may see a higher water and sewer bill-
Now that the Dave Matthews concert went off without a hitch- will more big shows be coming to town?
We'll talk to local officials to see what they're saying.
And Express playoffs highlights.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
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A huge and costly defeat for abortion opponents.
A federal jury ruled two anti-abortion groups committed extortion against clinics-
The charges involve the blocking of clinic doors over 15 years.
The Chicago jury found that Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Action League must pay two clinics 85 thousand dollars.
That's expected to be tripled under federal racketeering laws.
((THE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF IS CRUCIAL SO THAT NO WOMAN IN THIS COUNTRY WILL HAVE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND GO TO A CLINIC BE FORCED WTIH THE KIND OF VIOLENCE FACING WITH FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS. THAT'S OVER.))
((SO FAR I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RESTRICTIONS ARE BUT WE'LL SOMEONE MOVE AROUND THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Scheidler/Defendant; 13]
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Scheidler says the case was full of lies. He will appeal.
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The manager of the Revco store where Maurice Taylor was shot and killed by police three years ago is NOT entirely reliable.
That's according to attorneys for the town of Blacksburg.
Today they responded to Paul Scarafino's recollection of what happened.
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Scarafino claims the facts surrounding Taylor's death were "covered up".
But according to papers filed in federal court Scarafino was interviewed at least twice by police and never mentioned any discrepancies.
Scarafino says police dragged Taylor's body from the spot where he initally fell and that Taylor's B-B gun was 12-feet away.
He also claims officers later asked him to clean up the blood and that he saw bullet holes in the floor tiles which police later had replaced.
Taylor's family is suing the town.
But the town's attorneys say Scarafino's comments should NOT be admitted because they don't have any relevance in de
termining whether excessive force was used.[Big-Island-Fire]
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Investigators say careless smoking may have caused a fire that left a Bedford County toddler dead yesterday.
Two-year old Victoria Parker's body was found in her father's burning mobile home near Big Island.
Her five-year old brother and uncle fled the trailer- and both suffered burns.
The home belonged to John Lee, who had left his two children with his brother while he went to work.
Investigators say the blaze started in a recliner in the living room area.
The children's father told police he smoked a cigarette before leaving the house, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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Roanoke was so well organized for this past weekend's activities, those plans may be provide a blueprint for future events.
Some say that will yield big benefits for the region.
David Johnson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Visitors Bureau Executive Director; :47]
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(( Events, such as the Dave Matthews Band concert, the multicultural "Local Colors" celebration and the Winston Cup race, made this part of Virginia the place to be this weekend.
Despite a few problems with traffic and trash, city officials were pleased overall with how things were handled.
They hope this weekend's success will attract other big names to the Roanoke area.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; THEY'RE ALREADY TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER INITIATIVE, MAYBE THE VENUE BEING IN THE COUNTRY OR COUNTRY ROCK PERHAPS LATER THIS SUMMER. BUT I THINK WE'VE EARNED A GOOD REPUTATION AMONG PROMOTERS THAT WE CAN PULL SOMETHING LIKE THIS OFF.))
[OUT Q=LIKE THIS OFF.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THAT WILL HELP THE ROANOKE VALLEY IN A COUPLE OF WAYS. ONE IS THE ECONOMICAL IMPACT. A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE SUGGESTS THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHERE SPENT IN THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.))
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((DAVE KJOLHEDE/VISITORS BUREAU EXEC. DIR.; THE NATIONAL PUBLICITY WE GET FOR EVENTS HELD IN THIS AREA AND ROANOKE'S MENTION. THE STORIES ARE PICKED UP NATIONALLY AND THAT CERTAINLY HELPS US POSITION OURSELVES AS AN EXCITING DESTINATION. A PLACE THAT PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO. SO THAT'S INVALUABLE FOR US. WE'RE ALL FOR THAT.))
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And more people flowing into the region means good things for Roanoke's tourism and tax base.
David Johnson, News 7.))[Business-Award]
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Tourism isn't the only business in Roanoke looking to expand.
The Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking toward new industry.
The chamber is working a plan to build a regional commerce park.
It would let local governments pool their resources.
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((BRAD STIPES/ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES: FOR A CITY SUCH AS ROANOKE THAT HAS CASH, AND A COUNTY LIKE PULASKI THAT HAS LAND AN INFRASTRUCTURE, IT COULD BE A VERY AMICABLE MARRIAGE. AND A GOOD BUSINESS DEAL TO BOOT.))
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Chamber members are lobbying the General Assembly for permission to forge the economic alliance.
Proponents say pooling resources could draw major industries to Southwest Virginia.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come,
Roanoke County residents speak out about the proposed site for a new high school.
a run for the Mexican border endangered the life of young child.
A high-speed chase in Southern California-
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Police pursued a robbery suspect all the way from Los Angeles at speeds up to 90-miles per hour.
The man was also holding a child hostage.
When he finally reached the Mexican border, he was forced to stop because of traffic-
The suspect came out of the car holding a knife to his own
throat... threatening to hurt the baby if he could not cross the border.
((HAD TO MOVE IN AND TAKE THE CHILD QUICKLY BY SUPRISE AND WE PROTEST THE CHILD AND ALLOW HIM TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kevin Green/California Highway Patrol; ]
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The suspect was taken into custody by Mexican officials.
The boy, reported to be the suspect's son, was taken away by U-S authorities.
A Boeing 7-27 chartered by Air France crashed into a fog-draped mountain in Colombia.
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53 people were reported aboard the plane- when it went down outside Bogota.
So far rescuers have not found any survivors.
Authorities say the jet was on its way to (KEE-toh) Quito.
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Some South Roanoke residents say if the School Board wants to build a new school in their neighborhood, it better be willing to listen first.
Tomorrow night, the board will hold a public hearing on its plans to purchase the Woods End farm and build a new high school.
The site, off Farmington Drive, is near several upscale housing developments.
Some residents say if the land is going to be developed, a school might be a better neighbor than another subdivision or apartment complex.
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((VIRGINIA IRVINE/NEIGHBOR; I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, THAT ID COULD BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT LIKE I SAID, IF IT'S DONE IN THE RIGHT MANNER;))
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Residents are also concerned about traffic.
V-DOT officials say they'll have to see a detailed plan for the school project before they decide how it will affect traffic patterns in the area.
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((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT; IT'S JUST WHERE THEY TIE IN AND HOW MUCH TRAFFIC THEY HAVE IN THE LOCATION TO LOOK AT, BUT MOST OF THE EXISTING ROADS IN THE AREA OLDER SUBDIVISION STREETS THAT WERE NOT BUILT TO HAVE A LARGE VOLUME SUCH AS THIS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.))
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The public hearing will be held tomorrow night at 7:00 at the County School Administration Building.
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Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert isn't proposing any increase in city tax rates, but the budget proposal he unveiled today does call for a hike in water and sewer rates.
Herbert outlined a 168-million dollar spending plan. It maintains services, provides for pay raises, and fully funds the school budget.
The proposal also includes the city's share of funding for the Higher Education Center, as well as initial funding for Victory Stadium improvements.
[IN Q=And of course, Victory Stadium]
((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND OF COURSE VICTORY STADIUM IS MUCH ON THE MINDS OF CITIZENS AT LEAST ACROSS THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND I'VE PROVIDED A MULTI-YEAR FUNDING STRATEGY TO TRY AND HAVE FUNDS IN PLACE WHEN CITIZENS AND COUNCIL FINALLY DECIDE WHAT IT IS THEY WANT TO DO. I DON'T THINK THE QUESTION IS IF SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE DONE. IT'S JUST HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST AND WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN.))
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The proposed five percent increase in water and sewer rates would take effect in August. If you want to speak ou
t about it, a public hearing is set for April 30th at the Roanoke Civic Center.[Lottery]
In the lottery of the future, there's NO rubbed-off dirt.
A "paperless" scratch game is the latest gimmick Virginia Lottery officials are proposing to hook new players.
Ellen Qualls looks into how else they do it, at a time when state lawmakers want them to make more and more cash.
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The Virginia Lottery knows players who scratch to win are always itching for a new game.
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((IT HAS MORE CHANCES FOR YOU TO WIN. IT HAS 8 VERSUS 6 HERE.))
This is an actual focus group in Richmond, testing new games you may see in the next year.
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((I LIKE THE DESIGN AND I LIKE THE WAY IT PLAYS.))
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((PAUL LOUDERMAN/LOTTERY MARKETING DIRECTOR: OUR RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT WE'RE REACHING OUT TO NEWER PLAYERS. WE'RE NOT GOING DEEPER INTO SOMEBODY'S POCKET. WE REALLY TRULY WANT TO SPREAD THE BASE OUT A LITTLE MORE-- SO THAT WE DON'T DECLINE.))
Here's the Lottery staff going over results for a game they might call "gold card."
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((GOLD CARD--A NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMPARED IT TO A GOLD CREDIT CARD. SO WE COULD MAYBE CHANGE THE GRAPHICS ON THIS, ROUND THE EDGES, CHANGE THE FONT TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A CREDIT CARD.))
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((PAUL LOUDERMAN/LOTTERY MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE'RE FUN. WE'RE ENTERTAINMENT. WE'RE NOTHING MORE. HAVE A CHANCE, SPEND A DOLLAR, WIN SOME MONEY. GIVE SOME MONEY BACK TO THE STATE.))
It is the Lottery's mandate to make money for the state-- more than 300 million dollars a year now.
But when does it go too far?
The touch screen paperless ticket idea's turned off even the top guy.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF PAPERLESS MACHINES THAT LOOK AND ACT A LOT LIKE SLOT MACHINES.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND I DON'T LIKE THAT APPROACH. I DISAPPROVE OF THAT APPROACH.))
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((PAUL LOUDERMAN/LOTTERY MARKETING DIRECTOR: THE REVEREND FALWELL AND PAT ROBERTSON, THEY'RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. AND BELIEVE ME, IN OTHER STATES THAT I'VE WORKED, THERE ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE THAT WHO ARE THERE MAKING SURE THAT YOU'RE DOING THE GOOD JOB AND YOU'RE NOT STRAYING ACROSS THE LINE.))
But even if Governor Gilmore thinks the Lottery's crossing the line-- he's left the paperless game idea in the budget.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
The Federal Government is dishing out knowledge, not money in support of free needle programs.
It's art made from a popular kitchen material...we'll explain when News 7 at 11 returns.
Exchanging clean needles for dirty ones helps prevent AIDS and doesn't encourage the use of illegal drugs.
The Federal Government acknowledged that- but says its up to local communities to fund needle exchange programs.
((THE FEDERAL GOVERNMNET WILL CONTINUE ITS STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY FUNDING AIDS PREVENTION BUT WE WILL NOT FUND NEEDLE EXCHANGES.))
((QUITE SIMPLY WE NEED BETTER. THIS IS LIKE REFUSING TO THROW A LIFE JACKET TO A DROWNING PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec.; 00]
[SUPER=01-David Harvey/AIDS Policy Center Director;]
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AIDS experts say half of all people who catch HIV are either infected by dirty needles- have sex with someone who uses injected drugs or are children of affected addicts.
Miss Lynchburg is on a mission to educate the public about diabetes treatment.
It's not just her platform, it's her life.
Nicole Johnson is diabetic.
She's uses a medical device called an insulin pump to administer her daily dosage.
And as Tonya Flory reports, even though she was diagnosed four years ago, she just started using the therapy.
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[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. D. James Bailey/Endocrinologist; :26]
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[IN Q=Just because I thought]
((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO BE ATTACHED TO SOMETHING, WHAT IS EVERYBODY GOING TO THINK...THAT'S NOT AT ALL WHAT IT'S LIKE, EVERYBODY THINKS IT'S A BEEPER.))
Although it doesn't receive calls, it does have many functions, the most important of which is measuring the amount of insulin predetermined by the patient.
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[IN Q=It's for people]
((DR. D. JAMES BAILEY/ENDOCRINOLOGIST:IT'S FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED, WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SOLVERS, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO CHECK THEIR BLOOD SUGARS FREQUENTLY WHICH IS A NECESSARY PART OF INSULIN PUMP THERAPY.))
Johnson receives insulin through a tube that's part of an infusion set.
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[IN Q=What you do]
((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:WHAT YOU DO IS YOU PUT THE INSULIN IN HERE AND THEN YOU ATTACH IS TO THE WIRE, THIS WILL BE IN YOUR BODY SO AUTOMATICALLY PUSHES THE INSULIN THROUGH THIS SYRINGE.))
As part of her platform as Miss Lynchburg Johnson says she'll work to help insurance companies cover more of the price for the pump.
Right now the cost is about seven thousand dollars for the first year. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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Coming up in sports Steve Mason has the highlights from round house and Mike Stevens catches up with the Goodys 500 winner Bobby Hamilton.
But first the Extra Point. Hargrave Military Academy's Korleon Young took a spill last night.
Earlier this month the high school senior announced he was bi-passing college for the N-B-A.
In front of scouts, the 6-foot-7 forward fell and hit his head on camera equipment during a game in California.
The gash on his head ended the contest. No word on his condition.
Now a look at the scoreboard.
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The Hampton Roads Admirals ended Roanoke' hockey season last night; beating the Express 3-2 in overtime at the Round House to win the kelly Cup playoff second round series. Steve Mason has a recap.
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[SUPER=01-David James/Express Fan; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Made 35 Saves; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; 1:16]
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Hampton Roads Boris Zelenko scored at the 1:09 mark of overtime tot lift the Admirals over the Express in a fifth game marathon.
One that began with what some are calling a false start by Hampton. Servinng a suspension and prohibited from talkig with his players; Roanoke fans saw Admirals coach John Brophy breaking thte EXCHL saction imposed on the veteran coach at the end of tghe first period.
But o nthe ice ; it was mostly an honest and vailent effort on both sides. Dave Stewart cracked the scoreboard at the 13:13 mark of the first period.
But the Admirals came back to tie it and then take the lead on this tally off the stick of Vctor Gervias with two minutes left in the period.
But Stewart; on what turned out to be a career night, evend the countt with anothwer blast at the 11:15 mark of the final period; sending the game into overtime.
But, just over a minute into sudden death; Boris Zelenko liftted a rebound over dave gagnon for the game winner.
THe marathon wasn't the only action in Boston yesterday. The Indians came to bean-town for a matinee with the Red Sox.
Darren Brag at the plate, knocks a two run homer, his first dinger of the year to give Boston a 2-oh lead.
Mo Vaughn makes the great defensive play, robbing Kenny Loftin of the hit. Vaughn also had three R-B-I's.
Vaughn gets his third homer of the year and the Boston goes on to beat Cleveland six to five in 11 innings.
Coming up next.
Bobby Hamilton grabs the checkered flag in Martinsville today.
Mike Stevens caught up with him and you'll see it and more after this.
Bobby Hamilton led for 378 laps of today's Goody's 500 and pocketed a purse of more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Mike Steves was there when Hamilton grabbed the checkered flag.
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[SUPER=01-Larry McClure/Kodak Team Owner; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Ted Musgrave/Finished Second; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished Third; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Fourth; 1:52]
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And finally tonight, our regular Monday night visit to the WCW.
This evening we head to Colorado.
[SUPER=O3-Colorado Springs, CO/TNT; :00]
Where the United States Heavyweight belt changed hands.
Goldberg, the former University of Georgia football player kept his unbeaten record in tact by beating Raven for the title.
Goldberg is now 75-and-0.
Don't forget you can see WCW on WDBJ Saturday's at Noon, and it will be LIVE at the Roanoke Civic Center this coming Sunday night.
You may have a found a number of uses for aluminum foil in your kitchen, but what about in an art gallery.
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One Richmond man is molding his works of art out of the silver paper.
[IN Q=starting when I was]
((STARTING WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, JUST GOING THROUGH MY MOTHER'S CABINETS AND MY FATHERS YARD. rAN ACROSS ALL TYPES OF THINGS FROM PAPER TO CLAY TO PLASTIC, BUT WHEN i GRABBED THE FOIL IT WAS JUST MAGIC, YOU KNOW))
[SUPER=74-Osman Karriem/Foil Artist]
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Osman Karriem says his Michael Jackson statue is his favorite.
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