[Headlines]

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Rescue teams in Kansas search for workers missing following a deadly grain elevator explosion.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a federal agency clears the tracks for a Norfolk Southern takeover.
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A federal agency has given Norfolk Southern and C-S-X the greenlight in splitting up Conrail.
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The Surface Transportation Board approved the joint takeover of Conrail yesterday.
Under the deal Norfolk Southern and C-S-X will split up the Philadelphia-based railroad, bringing competition to an area that's been served by one train.
Regulators say breaking up the Conrail monopoly is clearly in the public interest.
An oversight panel will watch the railroad's progress for the next five years to make sure the takeover runs smoothly.
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[E-B'burg-Ax]


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Blacksburg police say D-U-I charges may NOT be the only charges filed as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday.
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21-year old Michael Dove died at the scene.
His 21-year old friend Michael Perry died later at a Roanoke hospital.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday;]


Both men are from Blacksburg and were riding on the motorcycle when it crashed head-on into a truck.
The driver of the pick-up, 26-year old John Claude Love, was charged with driving under the influence and felony hit and run.
Police say more serious charges COULD be filed at a later date.
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[IN Q=The investigation]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF:THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING, WE'RE LOOKING FOR WITNESSES, ANALYZING THE VEHICLES, AND SO FORTH, TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY THE VEHICLES WAS NOT ON THEIR SIDE OF THE ROADWAYS. ))
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Two large crosses and several candles were placed at the accident scene.
Michael Perry was an active member of a Virginia Tech fraternity.
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[E-Lee]


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[TAPE#=98-26 1:57:53]
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A medical examiner has sided with the family of a man who died from asphyxiation at the hands of Roanoke police.
A federal court judge is hearing a civil suit this week filed by the family of Eric Scott Lee.
The police officers involved in the 1993 arrest say they used a "choke hold" to subdue Lee.
Then he died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officer J-M Donaldson is the only defendant in the case.
Claims against Sergeant R-L Hague and S-F O'Neill were dropped as the trial began... and the city is no longer accused of condoning a pattern of excessive force.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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There could be a verdict today or tomorrow. [E-Va-Power]


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Virginia Power customers could be the beneficiaries of the biggest utility refund and rate reduction in the history of the Commonwealth.
Several Virginia Power customers may get a 50-dollar credit and a future rate reduction.
Attorney General Mark Earley announced the historic settlement with the utility company yesterday.
It still needs State Corporation Commission approval.
The utility's monopoly status means strict government oversight.

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Rescue teams are using hand tools and infra-red scanners to search for survivors after a deadly grain elevator explosion in Haysville, Kansas.
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[SUPER=03-Haysville, KS;]

[4:01:22]
At least four people are trapped inside the concrete structure, two others were killed.
Another six are hospitalized.
Rescue workers are focusing on an 800 foot section of a tunnel underneath the elevator.
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[4:01:22]
[IN Q=]

(( KEN COX/SEDGWICK COUNTY DIVISION CHIEF THE AREA THEY HAVE TO OPERATE IN IS ABOUT 100 FEET LONG. THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF DEBRIS INSIDE SO PROGRESS IS SLOW BUT THEY ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS." ))
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The Kansas Grain elevator is the the third largest in the world.
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[FOSTER]


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The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of the month whether attorney-client privilege extends to clients who are dead.
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:09:25]
Whitewater prosecutors told the justices yesterday it should NOT.
They want to see notes of conversations between late White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster and his lawyer.
Foster's lawyer argued the conversations must remain secret.
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[1-Sports]


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In sports, the nation's top rebounder skips practice, but the Chicago Bulls are saying that's no big deal... That's Dennis Rodman.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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It could revolutionize the way you spend your leisure time.
Ellen Qualls introduces us to a new product revealed by a Virginia company yesterday.
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[SUPER=01-Josh Dare/DIVX Spokesman; :21]
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(( [14:06:44 tape one woman with remote to DIVX logo ] [RUNS:02]
It's not about remote control.
It's about being in control.
It's the perfect slogan for the latest in home video technology.
We'll get to that.
But it's also about Virginia-based retail giant Circuit City showing once again why it's in control of the home electronics market.
The product's called DIVX.
[sot 14:32:21]

((DIVX WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE RENTING A LOT OF MOVIES. WHO GO OUT TO THE VIDEO RENTAL STORE ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT AND ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE HASSLE OF TAKING IT BACK. OF NOT GETTING THE MOVIES THEY WANT.)) [runs:13]
DVD came out last year-- those discs are fairly expensive.
You buy a DIVX digital disk for just under five bucks.
And you never have to return it.
But you have a 48 hour window to watch the whole movie, that starts when you cursor down to play on the menu.
[sot 14:18:21]

((THE DISCS DO NOT SELF DISTRUCT. THEY WILL PLAY AGAIN AND AGAIN. THERE'S A PERFECTLY GOOD MOVIE ON THAT DISK THAT NEVER GOES AWAY.)) [runs:08]
So if you want to watch again, it will charge you again.
Or you can pay up a fee like $12.50 for unlimited viewings.
How does DIVX know how many times you watch?
Your own machine dials into a main computer once a month and tells on you.
It's the closest thing yet to movies on demand.
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((REMEMBER BEFORE YOU THROW OUT THE VCR AND SHELL OUT MAYBE 400 DOLLARS FOR DVD OR 500 DOLLARS FOR THE DIVX, THERE'S STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF TITLES, AND THE ABILITY TO TAPE OFF OF TV IS STILL FIVE TO TEN YEARS OUT IN THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY.)) [runs:18]
This year, you can only buy these in Richmond or San Francisco- the test markets.
Ellen Qualls news 7.))


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Campbell County authorities say they know what happened to a family that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago... They returned to their native India.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


42- year- old Jagjeet Singh (jag-JEET SING) and his wife ran this convenience store on Timberlake Road.
When they never returned from a Memorial Day trip, friends and neighbors began to worry.
The sheriff's department says the family booked tickets through an out- of- state travel agency and flew to India two weeks ago.
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The principal of Fishburn Elementary School in Roanoke proposed an offer his students couldn't refuse.
And yesterday he fulfilled his end of the bargain after students met their reading goal.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Not only did the students meet the goal of 19-thousand points, but they surpassed it, scoring more than 20-thousand points.
That painted a pretty picture for principal Tom Dunleavy...or rather he became a pretty picture once the students finished with him.
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((ZACHARY BENNETT/5TH GRADE; IT'S KIND OF HARD WITH THE ACCELARATED READINIG PROGRAM TO READ ALL THESE BOOKS AND GET POINTS AND ITS FUN AFTER YOU GET FINISHED TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING TO YOUR PRINCIPAL))
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((TOM DUNLEAVY/PRINCIPAL; EACH YEAR WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING AND I THINK ITS KIND OF EXCITING. EACH YEAR IT SEEMS TO GET A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING))
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Students won the right to paint their principal's fingernails, glue balloons to his body and put ribbons in his hair.
They say they're looking forward to next year's challenge.
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[health-check]


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[4:34:24]
If you take the heart drug Posicor (PAH'-zih-kohr), it's time to talk to your doctor.
The medication is being pulled off the market because of possible dangerous interactions with more than 25 other medications.
Rick Jackson has that report and more in today's health check.
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((
GOOD MORNING.
A NEW HEART MEDICATION IS BEING YANKED OFF THE SHELVES--
NOT FOR ITS EFFECT ON THE HEART.. BUT BECAUSE OF ITS DEADLY INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS.//
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((VO))
THE FDA APPROVED POSICOR FOR PATIENTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR ANGINA...IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR.
BUT NOW ROCHE LABORATORIES IS RECALLING THE PRODUCT BECAUSE OF ITS POTENTIAL TO CAUSE HARM.. AND EVEN DEATH... WHEN TAKEN IN COMBINATION WITH SOME 25 OTHER COMMONLY-USED DRUGS.
OFFICIALS SAY PATIENTS CURRENTLY ON POSICOR SHOULD STAY ON IT... UNTIL THEY CONSULT THEIR PHYSICIAN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.//
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((VO))
A STUDY HAS FOUND THAT ANOTHER CLASS OF DRUGS.. ALSO USED TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE... ACTUALLY INCREASES THE CHANCES OF SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK.
A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL, CIRCULATION, SAYS PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVEN +ACE INHIBITORS+ IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK.. WERE MORE LIKELY TO RECOVER THAN THOSE WHO DIDN'T TAKE THE DRUGS.
BUT DOCTORS SAY ACE INHIBITORS CAN CAUSE SEVERELY LOW BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS IN SOME PATIENTS.//
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((VO))
AND COULD THIS MOUTHFUL BE A CURE FOR CANCER?
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEEM TO THINK SO.
THEY SAY A COMPOUND FOUND IN RICE, WHEAT AND SOYBEANS... CAN STOP CANCER TUMORS FROM GROWING-- AND EVEN SHRINK THEM.
ACCORDING TO THEIR STUDY...THE COMPOUND--KNOWN AS I-P-6--SUCCESSFULLY REDUCED TUMORS IN MICE.
BUT THERE IS NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT WORKS THE SAME WAY IN HUMANS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Rescue crews are still searching for four men trapped underneath the wreckage of a Kansas grain elevator hich exploded yesterday.
Two people were killed in the blast, several others were injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Federal railroad regulators have approved the ten billion dollar split of Conrail by C-S-X and Norfolk outhern.
The deal will bring rail competition to several Northeastern markets for the first time in two decades.
For Virginia, the end of Conrail means almost 300 more jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Shuttle Discovery in has left Mir for the final time.
Yesterday's undocking marked the end of more than 800 consecutive days that U-S astronauts have lived on Mir.
The shuttle returns to earth on Friday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on Tueday, June 9th.
[anchor=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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The 10-Billion dollar bid to dismantle Conrail is now full steam ahead.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X got the federal stamp of approval yesterday on their plans to carve up the Philadelphia-based railroad.
Scott Goldberg has the latest from Washington, DCTERMS.
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[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO; :38]
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[2-E-B'burg-Ax]


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[TAPE#98-37 1:00:18]
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More charges could be ahead for the driver of a pickup truck who collided with a motorcycle Sunday, killing two men.

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[VO-NAT]


21-year old Michael Dove died at the scene.
His 21-year old friend Michael Perry died later at a Roanoke hospital.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday;]


Both men are from Blacksburg and were riding on the motorcycle when it crashed head-on into a truck.
The driver of the pick-up, 26-year old John Claude Love, was charged with driving under the influence and felony hit and run.
Police say more serious charges COULD be filed at a later date.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The investigation]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF:THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING, WE'RE LOOKING FOR WITNESSES, ANALYZING THE VEHICLES, AND SO FORTH, TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY THE VEHICLES WAS NOT ON THEIR SIDE OF THE ROADWAYS. ))
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[OUT Q=the roadways.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two large crosses and several candles were placed at the accident scene.
Michael Perry was an active member of a Virginia Tech fraternity.
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[S-Fisher]


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A fatal accident last year resulted in a plea from a Montgomery County man yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]


Christopher Lee Fisher pleaded NO contest to driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.
Fisher was driving a pick-up truck that collided with a car last May in Elliston.
A seven-year old girl riding in the back of the truck was thrown onto the road and killed.
Fisher also pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana.
He could face eleven years in prison when sentenced in August.
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A Roanoke City Police officer is on trial this week following the alleged choking death of a man during an arrest five years ago.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


By all accounts Officer J-M Donaldson used a "choke hold" to subdue Eric Scott Lee.
The 20-year old short-order cook died of asphyxiation.
The city Commonwealth's Attorney ruled it "excusable homicide."
Lee's wife sued the city and three police officers for 3-quarters of a million dollars.
The case against two other officers was dropped as it went to trial yesterday morning, leaving only Officer Donaldson as a defendant.
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The trial is expected to last two or three days.[2-GRAin-EXPLOSION]


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Rescue teams are findng some hopeful signs as they continue looking for four workers missing after a deadly grain elevator explosion in Kansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Haysville, KS;]

[4:02:29]
At least four people are trapped in one of four 12 hundred foot tunnels that run beneath the elevator.
Two others were killed and another six are hospitalized.
Rescue workers are focusing on an 800 foot section of one tunnel, believing that's where the men were working at the time of the blast.
Firefighters say a heat-seeking device is detecting some movement.
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[HARTMAN]


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A coroner's report shows that the wife of Comedian Phil Hartman was full of alcohol and drugs the night she killed her husband and then herself.
Toxicology reports shows Brynn Hartman was legally drunk, with a blood alcohol level of point- one two.
She also had traces of cocaine and an anti- depressant in her system.
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(( CRAIG HARVEY/L.A. COUNTY CHIEF CORONERlTHE COMBINATION OF ALCOHOL AND COCAINE IS SUCH THAT IT CREATED A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED COCAETHELYN WHICH MAKES THE EFFECTS 1 AND 1/2 TIMES GREATER THAN IT WOULD BE..IT INTENSIFIES THE DRUG ACTION. ))
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The Coroner says no drugs or alcohol were found in his system.

[MIR-UNDOCKING]


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For the first time in three years there are no Amercians aboard the Russian Space station Mir.
The last of nine docking missions pulled away from the Russian space station yesterday.
Nancy Holland reports.
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[4:05:46]
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Holland/Reporting; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=for cbs news.]

(( At the last..it was quietly emotional.The whole crew is here to say
goodbye.Three years of American presence on the aging Russian outpost ended...with hugs and handshakes..

It was almost exactly three years ago Americans first docked with Mir.. and then commander Hoot Gibson.. who once flew fighter jets in a cold war against the Soviets.. floated through the hatch...
OVER THE YEARS.. A SERIES OF NEAR DISASTERS.. A FIRE.. MULTIPLE COMPUTER FAILURES AND A COLLISION.. WITH An UNMANNED PROGRESS ROCKET THREATENED NOT JUST THE LIVES ON MIR.. BUT THE LIFE OF THE WHOLE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM.. They aren't mishaps.. they're mirhaps.BUT NASA STOOD STUBBORN AGAINST THOSE WHO CALLED FOR A QUICK END. WE'VE LEARNED THROUGH HARD KNOCKS AND TOUGH TIMES HOW TO OPERATE BETTER.. NOT BY DESIGN NECESSARILY. BUT BY REACTING TO THE SITUATION WE WERE GIVEN. AND NOW.. IN ITS OWN TIME.. IT IS OVER.. THE LAST GIFT FROM THE RUSSIAN COMMANDER TO SHUTTLE COMMANDER CHARLIE PRECOURT.. WAS A WRENCH.. USED ON A MIR SPACEWALK..AND PERHAPS SOMEDAY TO BE USED ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACESTATION.COMMANDER MOOSE UH BY EV.. CALLED IT.. A GIFT FROM THE OLD LADY MIR.. TO THE NEW STATION. we're going to need this for all the work we have ahead of us..

JUST AFTER LL O'CLOCK HOUSTON TIME..THE ORBITER SLOWLY PULLED AWAY..
NOW BOTH SIDES SAY THEY WILL LOOK TOWARD THE NEW STATION.IN NOVEMBER THE RUSSIANS WILL LAUNCH THE FIRST ELEMENT.. NAMED ZARY SUNRISE.. DAYS LATER.. FROM FLORIDA.AMERICANS WILL LAUNCH A NODE.. NAMED UNITY.. ALONG WITH THE CREW THAT WILL CONNECT THE FIRST PIECES..
NOW THAT THE MISSION TO MIR ARE SPACE HISTORY.. THERE IS A SENSE HERE AT NASA THAT THOSE WHO WORKED ON THEM HAVE STOOD UP TO THOSE WHO SAID IT COULD NOT BE DONE.. AND PROVED THEM WRONG. AND IN SO DOING.. HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE CONTINUED HUMAn PRESENCE IN SPACE.AT THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER NANCY HOLLAND FOR CBS NEWS.))
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[Ro-Co-Citizen-Police]


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Last night, Roanoke County had 28 police academy graduates.
But you won't see these citizens patroling anywhere in the region.
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[SOT=19:07:15]
[IN Q=WE TRY TO]

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF; WE TRY TO GIVE THEM A BROAD VIEW OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND HAVE THEM MEET AS MANY OFFICERS AS POSSIBLE. IT'S KIND OF A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH OF US AND WE GET A LOT OF GOOD FEEDBACK FROM THE CITIZENS WHO ATTEND THE ACADEMY.))
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That's the idea behind the Roanoke County "Citizen" Police Academy.
Residents take a course to learn the intricate details of how officers conduct their jobs.
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[SOT=18:23:04]
[IN Q=WE LEARNED ABOUT]

((JOYCE LEE/CITIZEN ACADEMY GRADUATE; WE LEARNED ABOUT RADAR. THE TECHNIQUE FOR SOLVING A CRIME. PRESERVING A CRIME SCENE.))
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The academy has been up and running since 1991.
The next class begins in the fall.
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Rumors of a shooting-spree threat got nearly 200 students out of school early yesterday in Page County.
Parents of the Stanley Elementary School students heard that a fifth-grader at said he would go on a shooting spree at the school.
But police in the Page County town say the boy showed up for class unarmed, claiming he never made that threat.
School superintendent David Nagy says the boy received counseling and will stay home for a few days.




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Daleville will soon be getting its first townhouses.
That after the Botetourt County planning commission approved plans last night for the new residences.
And as Tina Tenret reports, some speculate that apartments are next.
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(( Rural Botetourt County is a vast landscape of rolling hills.
But a closer look reveals the winds of change.
For example -- the 750-acre Greenfield Industrial Park, under construction.
Land values are tripling, farms are selling out, and new houses are sprouting everywhere.
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Now county supervisors must rule on a plan for 22 townhomes on three acres off Route 220.
No townhouses currently exist in Daleville.
Some say apartments in Botetourt are the next step.
Rowland Wampler's been selling real estate for 20 years, he fields calls for rental property daily.
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But the rules are changing in Botetourt -- soon much of this green could wind up in the developer's wallet.

Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))[3-Sports]


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To sports now, after a disappointing year Dale Earnhardt will have a new crew chief heading into Michigan.
Steve Mason has that story and more.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have received government approval to dismantle the Conrail monopoly.
The Surface Transportation Board handed down the decision yesterday.
Government regulators say breaking up Conrail is in the public's best interest.
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Blacksburg police say a driver that already faces D-U-I AND hit-and-run charges after a fatal accident Sunday could soon face more serious charges.
26-year-old John Claude Love was driving a pick-up truck that struck a motorcycle, killing both riders.
Police say additional charges could be filed after they examine all of the evidence.
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A verdict is expected this week in the civil trial of a Roanoke police officer accused of asphixiating a suspect in 19-93.
Officer J-M Donaldson said he used a "choke hold" on 20-year-old Eric Scott Lee before he died.
Claims against the city and other officers have been dropped.
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