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Troopers are out in force again on I-81... this time without any advanced warning.
We've got a LIVE report set up for you... on the Interstate shoulder.
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And word of NEW jobs in the apparel industry.

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In sports, A big Trade in the N-B-A the Virginia High School League semi finals kick off tomorrow.
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And the Lady Cavaliers of Virginia get ready for their first round game in the N-C-double-A women's tournament.
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Clouds and chilly conditions will be replaced by more sun and slightly warmer weather tomorrow. The forecast is just ahead. [open]
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Forget about advance notice. State police are cracking down on I-81 tonight... without warning.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Speed-Crackdown]


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There were no news conferences this time, no warning signs along the interstate. But state troopers were out in force again, looking for speeders on I-81.
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Joe Dashiell is there as well with more on the sequel to February's show of force.
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It's not the sort of news they're used to hearing in the apparel industry ... new jobs.
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Union representatives went to Danville's Healthtex factory -- which is now owned by V-F Playwear -- to negotiate a new contract.
It's now approved, and with it comes a company promise to hire 75-NEW workers.
This, at a time when most apparel companies are CUTTING jobs and sending work to other countries.
The new hires will cut and embroider fabric to make children's clothes.
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Con artist or victim of abuse?
Two different portraits are emerging of a woman charged with killing her estranged husband.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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Investigators still don't know why Sandra Ann Olivarri and William Curtis Tidwell allegedly killed Olivarri's husband Nick and dumped his body along a roadside last September.
The pair's arrest Tuesday shocked their friends and family.
Cousin Gloria Creasy says Sandy and Nick had a volatile relationship.
[SOT 11:02:52]

((GLORIA CREASY/DEFENDANT'S COUSIN: I'VE SEEN HER BLACK AND BLUE. I'VE SEEN HER WHERE SHE'S BEEN KICKED. I SEEN THE MARKS. I COULDN'T HAVE TOOK IT. BUT SHE LOVED HIM.))
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But Nick Olivarri's sister tells a different story.
Debbie Drinkard calls her former sister-in-law a "con artist", whom she suspected from the very beginning.
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((DEBBIE DRINKARD/VICTIM'S SISTER: AND THEN HAVING TO WATCH THEM PLAY THEIR LITTLE CHARADE AND THE KNEW HOW BAD MY MOTHER WAS SUFFERING AND HOW THE REST OF THE FAMILY WAS SUFFERING.))
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[Standup 12:43:18] ((Although Nick Olivarri's body was found in Campbell County, authorities say they have direct evidence that he was killed here in a trailer he shared with his wife in Appomattox County. So the case against Sandy Olivarri and Curtis Tidwell will be tried in Appomattox, and the victim's sister says she'll be following both cases closely.))
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((DRINKARD: AND IF THEY'RE CONVICTED OF THIS COLD-BLOODED MURDER THAT THEY GET THE DEATH PENALTY AND MY FAMILY AND I AWAIT FOR THE DAY THAT WE CAN VIEW THEIR EXECUTION.))
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[OUT Q=their execution.]


Both suspects, however, face first- degree murder charges and are not eligible for the death penalty.
They remain held without bond.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.

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The Henry County Sheriff's Office is naming the two armed robbery suspects they're after. At last check, neither had been caught.
Randy Lee Campbell and William Dudley Smith Junior are wanted for holding up a convenience store along the Fairystone Park Highway early yesterday morning.
Both men are from Martinsville. They're accused of locking a clerk and a delivery man in a refrigerated cooler while they stole money from a safe.


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After 25 years in the restaurant business, Spanky Macher says this is the first time he's felt defeated.
Macher decided today to close the Star City Diner for good.
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A hearing this morning with the Roanoke City health department lasted just 15 minutes.
Macher's attorney WITHDREW his appeal to prevent the revocation of his food permit.
Macher says after months of scrutiny by the health department-- he'd had enough.
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((SPANKY MACHER/STAR CITY DINER OWNER: I HAD A DREAM AND I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO FULFILL THAT DREAM AND EVEN FROM WHEN WE OPENED FOUR YEARS AGO, I WORKED VERY VERY HARD TO DO IT RIGHT AND FROM DAY ONE, WE HAD TROUBLE WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WE JUST COULDN'T GET THAT RIGHT.))
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Apart from customer service, the restaurant suffered from chronic health violations, because of roaches and rotten food.
Macher says he intends to file suit against the exterminating company.
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The K-K-K goes on line to recruit new members. That story is still ahead on News 7.
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And how to control the number of stray and wild cats, without killing them. Local researchers are developing an answer, if the felines will take the bait.
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Virginia Tech scientists are working on an oral birth control for cats.
This vaccine, tucked into a spoonful of food, sterilizes cats.
The point is: to control the wild cat population.
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Tina Tenret is in our newsroom with more on this new idea.
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Keith, you put food out ONCE for a wild cat that's lurking around your door.
Next thing you know you've got a whole colony that won't stop crying.
Scientists say wild cats spread disease and kill songbirds.
So Virginia Tech scientists are creating an edible kitty contraceptive.
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These female cats have been fed an experimental vaccine in a spoonful of wet cat food.
Scientists HOPE the animal's immune system will produce an antibody against her OWN eggs -- making her sterile.
The Virginia Tech team is already swamped with demand from all over the world.
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((THEY'RE VERY INTERESTED. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHEN IS THE VACCINE GOING TO BE AVAILABLE. THE OTHER THING THEY OFFER IS CAN YOU USE US AS A TEST SITE -- THAT IS, CAN YOU HELP US TREAT OUR CATS?))
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So far, the cats blood and saliva DO show the necessary antibody.
By this summer, scientists will know whether the cats are sterile.
If they succeed -- it could mean fewer stray cats are killed in animal shelters.
It would also mean people who want to neuter their pets would have an alternative to surgery.
Ultimately, similar vaccines could control deer and other animals.
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((WE HAVE WILD HORSES THAT CAUSE DAMAGE BECAUSE OF THEIR NUMBERS. IN AFRICA, WE HAVE ELEPHANTS THAT ARE OVERGROWING THEIR ENVIRONMENT.))
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A U-V-A scientist working on human contraception may even borrow some of this resesarch.
But for now, these Tech scientists are making sure their vaccine works ONLY on cats, so a dog who wanders through the area and eats the bait would NOT become sterile.
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Keith, they say it will be several years before the vaccine's perfected and receives F-D-A approval.[Carvin's-Cov

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Roanoke's water officials are keeping a close eye on Carvin's Cove water levels. And if they do not see a substantial increase in those levels, water conservation measures are very likely this summer.
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The latest measurement this morning puts the city's main water source at 21 feet below full level. That's a lot lower than normal for this time of year .. the continuing result of last year's long drought.
Significant rains this month and next would probably end any concerns, but without those rains, conservation measures may become necessary by summer.
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A record day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 79 points to a record close of 97-73.
NASDAQ up 13.

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A Ku Klux Klan rally at the Virginia State Capitol.
It's a possibility-- one that the national K-K-K is considering.
But as Ellen Qualls reports-- the Klan's found another highly effective way to recruit Virginians.
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(( The sheets and hoods are out of vogue. [nat sound bagpipe music]
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Today's Klan rallies take place in broad daylight, in paramilitary style uniforms -- behind riot fences to protect the Klan from the crowds. [nat sound 15:05:10] ((WHITE POWER!))
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So it may interest you to know that Richmond, Virginia shows up on the national Ku Klux Klan website.
Visitors can vote for a city where a rally should be held.
KKK national director Thomas Robb tells NEWS7 he won't reveal how many votes Richmond got.
And he doubts the rally will take place.
After all, the Internet site-- which your neighbors and children could be visiting right now-- is a very effective communication tool.
Messages like this just show up as soundbites from a rally.
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((THOMAS ROBB/KKK NATIONAL DIRECTOR: WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BENT OVER BACKWARDS...NO APPRECIATION FOR THAT.))
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But on the website... messages are unfiltered, unedited.
They're available for purchase from the KKK gift shop.
There's even a special message to teens and young adults. [15:14:02 a special message to teens and young adults]
The website is a high-tech step up from the recruitment effort already going on in Richmond--
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((YOU HAVE REACHED THE CONFEDERATE KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN HOTLINE.))
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--a hate message you can find in the phone book.
And the website beats the cost of this recent rally -- which cost the Klan in excess of two thousand dollars -- and the city of Kalamazoo a hundred thousand dollars for police protection.

Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))[Lime-Kiln]


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Lime Kiln Theatre is preparing to open its next season with a new artistic director.
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James Conner joined the theatre a few weeks ago after a long career as an entertainer.
He said his goal is to help the theatre become a source of more orginal plays that make it to Broadway.
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((JAMES CONNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: HAVE SOMETHING OPEN IN NEW YORK THAT WAS ORIGINALLY PRODUCED HERE. SO, ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT PLAY BILL IT'LL SAY--ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA.))
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Conner has been a singer-songwriter for more than 40 years and was part of the New Kingston Trio.
He's now in charge of direction and casting for some of the theatre's upcoming plays.
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The company will open its season with the play, "On Borrowed Time" Memorial Day weekend.
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And coming up, Dell Curry hits a game winner for the Bucks last night and a big trade in the N-B-A.
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And Yankee Manager Joe Torrre has left the Yankee training camp in Fort Meyers to begin treatment for Prostate Cancer.
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The New York Yankees received some bad news at their spring training camp in Fort Meyers, Florida today.
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Yankee Manager Joe Torre has prostate cancer and has left the team for treatment.
There's no word on how advanced the cancer is or how long Torre will be away from the World Series champs.
But the Yankee players are praying for their manager.
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The Yankees haven't said who will handle Torre's duties while he receive's treatment. Torre has managed the Yankees since 1996.

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The Virginia women's basketball team begins the road to the final four with a major speed bump. The Lady Cavaliers are the ninth seed in the West regionals and must open up with 8th seed and 21 and 7 Penn State Friday night in Ruston, Louisiana.
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[SUPER=01-Demya Walker/UVa Senior Forward; :21]
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One of the Cavaliers eight losses came against Virginia Tech. Playing the Lady Hokies along with the other tough competition should help UVa in the post season, but there is room for improvement this late in the season.
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((:))
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[OUT Q=....all year long"]

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The Virginia High School League basketball tournament shifts to the Norfolk Scope tomorrow.
And area teams are represented in all three classifications. [PINNACLE 7505]
The Eagles of G.W. Danville are back to defend their Triple A state championship. Danville starts with South Lakes tomorrrow night at 7.
In Girls action Cave Spring of the Roanoke Valley district takes on Springfield. That game tips off at 3 tomorrow afternoon. [PINNACLE BOARD 7506]
In the Group Two A boys action Salem plays Caroline on Friday night at 7 pm. [PINNACLE 7507]
And early Friday afternoon, Glenvar has a Group A semi final match up with Woodstock Central.



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One of the surprise teams in the NBA this season is without question the Milwaukee Bucks.
Last night the team won its fifth straight game by beating the Knicks 87-to-86.
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One of the big reasons the Bucks are so much better is the addition of Dell Curry. Last night the former Hokie came off the bench and won the game in the fourth quarter with this three pointer.
The "swish" with four seconds to play lifted the Bucks to a 87-to-86 win.
After the game Dell took a moment to talk about the sad situation that now exists in Charlotte with his former team the Hornets.
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A big trade in the N-B-A between the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers.
The Hornets traded Glen Rice to L-A as part of a 5 player deal.
Charlotte also sent Forward J.R. Reid and reserve point guard B.J. Armstrong to the Lakers. In return, LA sent guard Eddie Jones and foward Elden Campbell to the Hornets.
Rice is the Hornets top scorer and one of the N-B-A's best 3 point shooters.

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Another legend of rock and roll will perform at the Roanoke Civic center tonight.
[double box=Keith/Eric=microwave]


Eric Earnhart has more on the Rod Stewart concert. [take Eric full]
Keith, you and I remember Rod in the earlier days... disco and before, but to a lot of younger folks, he's something new.
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And he has a new album out... "when we were the New Boys" It's been a while since Rod was one of the New Boys... but he thinks his music is better than ever. A quote from his web site...
"No matter what you so in life, you should constantly be improving," ."If you're a brick layer, you should be doing it better after 20 years"...
I think I'm doing better than I've ever done."
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[take Eric full]
We'll show you how he's doing tonight on News 7 at 11.

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