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A symbolic gesture or an act of simple vandalism.

The top story on NEWS 7 tonight comes to you LIVE from Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge.
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And the price for scalping concert tickets. We'll relate the judgment of a Roanoke court against two men out to make a fast buck.
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In sports, Express head coach Scott Gordon talked to us just minutes ago about tonight's game against Chesapeake, Mike Stevens will join us from Daytona ,
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and the Charlotte Motor Speedway has a new name, we will unveil it in sports.

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Another warm one for tomorrow-- But we'll get a rude awakening this weekend, as temperatures drop below normal.
Details coming up. [open]
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Vandalism hits an Roanoke abortion clinic. Someone glued the locks shut .. but who did it and why?
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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Anywhere else, it would be considered a prank, but Planned Parenthood officials are taking the incident very seriously.
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Eric Earnhart is at the clinic to tell us why.
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A pair of ticket scalpers was convicted by a Roanoke judge today.
William Gray Turner, the Second, and Daniel L. Thomas each had to pay a fine, but they got their tickets back to next week's Elton John concert.
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With the help of an ad in the newspaper, they lured vice squad officers to separate locations in the city.
In Turner's case, the deal was struck at the S-and-S cafeteria at Towers Mall.
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He thought he was going to get 900 dollars for four tickets... until he was arrested.
Thomas knew there was a city ordinance against re-selling tickets for more than their face value.
So he rejected the offer to meet at Towers. But he agreed to meet at Walmart on 220, thinking that was in the County. He was wrong, by about 400 yards.
There's no telling whether Turner and Thomas will attend the concert a week from Friday, or try again to sell the tickets... in Roanoke COUNTY, perhaps.
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Neither man would talk to reporters after the hearing, but Turner told the judge he hadn't intended to go to t

he concert. He said he got the tickets "totally by accident."[Baby-Switch]


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The baby switch incident at the University of Virginia Medical Center has led to a form of probation for the hospital's Medicare program.
The federal government's action came after an investigation by the state health department.
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That report, made public today, found "siginificant deficiencies" in quality control and nursing services at the hospital.
The hospital will continue to receive Medicare funding. But it's loss of full Medicare accreditation means state officials will be monitoring the steps UVA plans to take to correct its problems.
The state will review the situation in April.
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The business manager of a local medical center is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the center.
Thurston Michael Moomaw of Roanoke was indicted for embezzlement.
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Police say he took more than 17-thousand dollars from the Vaughan Medical Center in Martinsville between March, 1997 and November of last year.
Police say Moomaw created a separate bank account, where he deposited payments intended for the medical center and later withdrew the money for himself.
The scheme was discovered by several of Moomaw's co-workers.
Police say he has already paid back most of the money and plans to make full restitution.
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A different sort of court action in Patrick County, where the company that makes NASCAR racing cars for the Wood Brothers Racing Team is taking the County to court.
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The Glen Woods Company says it was assessed local personal property taxes that it never should have been charged for its facilities in Stuart.
Now the company wants back more than 30-thousand dollars it believes it overpaid Patrick County.
The county's attorney says the county did NOT improperly tax the company and plans to settle the lawsuit in court.
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Franklin County school officials have a few ideas to make Route 220 safer for schoolchildren.
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About 70 children are picked up on bus routes along Route 220,
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where an accident involving a school bus killed a little girl and her grandmother last month.
This morning school and state transportation officials met privately to brainstorm ways of preventing similar accidents.
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Other ideas include adding more strobe lights to the tops of buses, flashing streetlights, and florescent road signs.
At one spot officials want to cut back an embankment for more room to see a stopped bus in advance.
But Oakes says bus stops on Route 220 are safe.
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Parents can advance safety ideas at a meeting Monday night in the Franklin County school board office.
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Virginia's farmers want you to know you've already paid them for the year. We'll explain a little later on News 7 at 6.
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And the future of Virginia's food tax is now squared away. How much will it go down, and when?
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President Clinton and many top House Democrats are getting together in Central Virginia, and they're looking mostly at life after the impeachment trial.
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The president flew by helicopter to the Wintergreen resort for a conference with his congressional allies. The meeting is private, and not open to media coverage.
It comes just as the Senate began debating impeachment verdicts.
Aides say the Virginia meeting is intended to map strategy on matters like health care and the budget.
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The conference will probably not deal with Iraq very much, if at all.
But some Americans believe we should care more about Iraqi CHILDREN.
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That's why "Voices in the Wilderness" is campaigning to end U-N-and U-S economic sanctions against Iraq.
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The group's co-founder visited Roanoke today--displaying photos of the results of the U-S attack on Iraq. She says in an effort to make Saddam Hussein comply with weapons inspections, the United States has victimized children and hospitals.
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Kelly says an alternative to sanctioning Iraq is to embrace the country. She is currently facing 160-thousand dollars in federal fines for taking medical and food supplies to Iraq- -a penalty she says she will NOT pay.

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It's only the first week of February. But Virginia's farmers say most families have earned enough money to keep food on the table for the whole year.
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Members of the state Farm Bureau marked what's called Food Check-Out day, with an act of kindness.
They brought boxes of non-perishable food to the Ronald McDonald House, as a way of celebrating American's bounty.
Farm groups say we spend about 11 percent of our income on food.
It'll take the average family until May 10th to earn enough to pay this year's taxes.
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Technology stocks took a beating today, leading a down day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Bills to cut the food tax in half have now gotten the green light in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.
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But a Democratic gamble in the House today came up just two votes shy of eliminating the entire four-and-a-half cent tax on groceries, starting this year.
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The full phase out of the car tax cut depends on a rosy state budget picture.
After the Democratic plan failed today, all one hundred delegates voted for a partial food tax phase-out, starting in January.


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Express coach Scott Gordon talks about tonight's game against Chesapeake, Charlotte Morot Speedway is no more.
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The Busch Grand National Series took center stage today in Daytona.
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Mike Stevens joins us from the front stretch with a look at today's first round qualifying.
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Charlotte Motor Speedway is disappearing from the NASCAR schedule.
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That's because the track has officially become the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Track officials announced an agreement today to rename the facility after the Lowe's Home Improvement Centers.
The company is giving the track 35 MILLION dollars over ten years.
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Track officials say the money will be used to add seats, roads, and parking at the speedway.
The speedway will be able to seat 156-thousand fans by May's race.
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The Roanoke Express hopes to extend its unbeaten streak to seven games when it hosts Chesapeake tonight.
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Roanoke sits in the top spot of the Northern Conference.
And for the first time in a while, the Express has a full roster.
Center Mike Peron had a goal and an assist in his first game back.
Rookie defenseman Nicholas Windsor has returned from the A-H-L and tallied five points in his first three games back with the Express.
Coach Scott Gordon says turnovers could be the deciding factor in tonight's game.
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Dave Gagnon is minding the net tonight for the Express.
The puck drops tonight at seven.

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The re-birth of the Cleveland Browns is taking place right now.
The expansion franchise is stocking its roster with a draft of unprotected players from the other 29 teams.
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Each club has made five players available and no team can lose more than two.
The Browns first pick of the expansion draft was Detroit Lions center and former Virginia Tech standout Jim Pyne.
Dallas defensive end Hurvin McCormack and Patriots tackle Scott Rehberg were the number two and three pick.
150 players were made available.
All 4,000 tickets for the event at the Canton Civic Center were scooped up by Browns fans.
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The ODAC men's basketball tournament tips off at the Salem Civic Center in about two weeks.
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Last night, Roanoke topped Lynchburg 85-56. The Maroons improve to 9 and 12 overall, 6 and 9 in the conference. Lynchburg, at 4 and 17, 3 and 12 in the ODAC, can still make the post season.
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An old house near Radford found a new home today.
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The 90-year-old building was on land that's going to be a new Wal-Mart.
Rather than tear it down, the developer was willing to give it away to anyone who'd move it.
The new owner paid 40-thousand dollars to move it to a site not far from its present location.
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