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Today on News 7, A-E-P proposes another route for its high voltage power line. We'll have a live report.
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and a jury decides if the Jenny Jones Show is responsible for the death of one of its guests.
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Thunderstorms are now poping up in southwest Virginia. The latest radar pictures in a moment.

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A dangerous trend of getting prescriptions over the internet is growing.
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Plus -- a rare disease has prevented a little girl from smiling -- now Hill City residents are trying to make it possible.
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((THERE WAS INATTENTION BUT NOT THE KIND OF INATTENTION THAT WARRANTS A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION.))
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The driver of a wrecker is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for an accident that left a grandmother and her eight year old daughter dead in Franklin County.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Michael Gray says he had just taken his eyes off the road when he caused the deadly school bus wreck in Franklin County.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Tina NEWSROOM]


Tina Tenret has more on the trial today.
[Live=Full/NEWSROOM]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


Jean, it's something many of us do -- glance at a piece of paper while we drive.
And that's exactly what Michael Gray was doing when he crashed.
Now not paying attention could cost him up to 20 years in prison.
(Rollcue:20 years in prison)
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[SUPER=01-Linda Emberson/Fork Mountain Rescue Squad; :25]
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(( 31 year old Michael Gray takes the blame for killing two people in a car crash.
But his lawyer says it was simple negligence, not manslaughter.
Gray was driving a rollback wrecker down Route 220 South -- when he crashed into a car and pushed it into a school bus.
Eight-year-old Emily Sturgill and her grandmother were killed.
A rescue worker repeats Gray's explanation.
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[SOT 11:14:08]
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((LINDA EMBERSON/FORK MOUNTAIN RESCUE SQUAD: HE SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT -- I GLANCED DOWN AT MY LEDGER FOR A MOMENT AND WHEN I LOOKED UP I WAS INTO THE CAR. SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT IS HOW I REMEMBER HEARING IT. DID HE SAY ANYTHING TO YOU ABOUT EMILY? HE ASKED, IS SHE GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT? CAN YOU PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HER?))
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The judge says Gray should have seen the flashing lights on the school bus.
Gray says he also missed two signs that warned -- school bus stop ahead.))
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A date for Gray's sentencing has not yet been set.
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He could receive as little as a fine or as much as twenty years in prison.[5-Trigon]


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Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is not processing Medicare hospital claims for the federal government anymore and that means people in our area will lose their jobs.
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The insurance company announced today it's dropping it's role as a Medicare Intermediary- resulting in the loss of 145 employees. The company IS offering severance packages.
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((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON: WE'VE GOT A STAY ON BONUS 30-PERCENT OF SALARIES THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER. WE'VE GOT GOOD SEPARATION PACKAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO LEAVE THE COMPANY, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE PRIORITY PLACEMENT TO THESE EMPLOYEES TO VACANCIES IN OUR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BUSINESS.))
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Trigon officials say some of the displaced employees will be located in other positions in the company. These employees are located in Charleston, West Virginia, Richmond and Roanoke. The change goes into effect September 30th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A jury today held the Jenny Jones show responsible for the murder of one of its guests-
Drew Levinson reports from Pontiac, Michigan.
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[Super=01-Frank Amedure/Victim's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Plaintiff's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-James Feeney/Defense Attorney;]
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(FROM THE BEGINNIING, SCOTT AMDEDURE'S FAMILY SAID JONATHAN SCHMITZ MAY

HAVE KILLED THEIR SON, BUT THE JENNY JONES SHOW HELPED LOAD THE GUN WITH BULLETS OF RAGE. THE JURY AGREED. VERDICT BEING READ, "WAS THE DEFENDANT NEGLIGENT IN ONE OR MORE OF THE WAYS CLAIMED BY THE PLAINTIFF. YOUR ANSWER? YES."
THREE DAYS AFTER APPEARING ON A 1995 EPISODE ABOUT SAME SEX CRUSHES, SCHMITZ SHOT AND KILLED AMEDURE. HE TOLD POLICE HE WAS HUMILIATED. SCHMITZ'S MURDER CONVICTION WAS OVERTURNED. HE'LL BE RETRIED THIS SUMMER.
AMEDURE'S PARENTS HOPE THE 25-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO ALL TALK SHOWS. , FRANK AMEDURE, VICTIM'S FATHER, "I'M JUST PROUD THAT WE CAN SHOW PEOPLE THAT THESE SHOWS ARE NOT GOING TO DO THIS NO MORE, HOPE NOT."
THROUGHOUT THE 6 WEEK TRIAL, THE AMEDURES' ATTORNEY ACCUSED THE JONES SHOW OF AMBUSHING GUESTS. GEOFFREY FIEGER, PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY, "IF YOU WISH TO ENGAGE IN THESE TYPES OF SHOW, AT LEAST BE FORTHRIGHT. TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE ARE GOING TO ET INVOLVED IN.
JONES' ATTORNEYS WILL APPEAL BUT THEY SAY IF THEY FAIL, THE DECISION WILL HAVE LONG REACHING AFFECTS. JAMES FEENEY, DEFENSE ATTORNEY, "IF IT DOES STAND IT WILL ABSOLUTELY CHANGE THE WAY ALL TELEVISION IS CONDUCTED. THIS KIND OF TELEVISION REALITY BASED TALK SHOWS, GAME SHOWS, SURPRISE SITUATIONS OF ANY KIND."
LEVINSON STANDUP: THIS CASE IS BY NO MEANS OVER. AS THE JONES ATTORNEY SAID, THEY WILL APPEAL THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. THAT MEANS THIS COULD ON FOR ANOTHER 7 YEARS. DL, CBS NEWS, PONTIAC, MI.)


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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll meet a U-S Governor who is a real doll.
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but first AEP makes another proposal for its high voltage power line. We'll show you where they want to put it when we return.
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[5-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The state of Virginia is now looking at two different routes for A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line.
The company gave state officials a detailed report today, describing a 765-thousand volt line that goes through a whole new set of back yards.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg in the newsroom this afternoon with details.
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This is all a part of the process of deciding if a new power line is the best way to reinforce our area's power supply, and if so, where should that line be built.
It's a process that's been going on for a while ... and won't end anytime soon.
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(( When the State Corporation Commission held public power line hearings last year, it wanted to hear what people thought of a power line between Wyoming County, West Virginia, and Cloverdale.
When the hearings ended, the S-C-C wanted to hear more.
And today the power company gave the state a five-volume report analyzing an alternative route between Wyoming and the Jacksons Ferry station in Wythe County.
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((TODD BURNS: WE HOPE TO GET A NEW POWER LINE IN PLACE AS SOON AS WE CAN.))
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AEP's Todd Burns said the company won't be able to build a new line before December of 2003 at the earliest...
Increasing the odds that Southwest Virginia could suffer through a massive power outage.
And Burns said the original route would do a better job of protecting the power supply than the alternative line to Jacksons Ferry.
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((TODD BURNS: IT DOES MEET THE IMMEDIATE NEED. HOWEVER DOESN'T PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF REINFORCEMENT THAT WYOMING CLOVERDALE DOES.))
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AEP has posted a wealth of information about the proposed power line routes on its website.
You can get to AEP's home page by visiting our home page at WDBJ-7-DOT-COM.
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If the state decides the alternative route is a feasible alternative ... there will be another round of public hearings.
And tonight at six we'll hear from some of the people who might speak at those hearings ... and say there might be a better way to protect the power supply.
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A Martinsville man charged with killing one woman and shooting two others during a convenience store robbery last month won't be getting out of jail any time soon.
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A Henry County judge ruled today that Michael Anthony Ramey will be held in jail without bond.
Ramey is charged with capital murder and 17 other felonies.
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Authorities say he forced three clerks at Taylor's Little Grocery in Axton to lie on the floor before shooting them and robbing the store. One of the women died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Two men charged with helping Ramey are being held on two-million dollars bond apiece.
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If you've wondered what happend to the boy who fell from the window during the Columbine School Shootings- he's is getting better.
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Patrick Ireland was shot in the head and foot-
America watched as Ireland hurled his body through a window to safety-
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((PATRICK IRELAND/SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIM: THE REASON I WENT OUT THE WINDOW CAUSE IT WAS THE SHORTEST WAY DOWN. MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE WAS PARALYZED. I FELT CONFIDENT THAT THERE WOULD BE SOMEONE TO CATCH ME.))
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Ireland suffered a brain injury that affected his speech and right side of his body.
While he is getting better everyday, Ireland says he knows he may never fully recover from his wounds.
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Over the years the Baptist Children's Home in Salem has come to the aid of many children in the Valley.
Coming up next, Patrick Evans tells us how the community can repay the favor. [LIVE PATRICK FULL]

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The Baptist Children's Home in Salem is there for kids when they have no place else to go, and no one else to turn to.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Salem, where tomorrow he and Roanoke College basketball coach Page Moir will go walking to help the kids and their home.
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Today in Sports, we'll check in on the first round of the Scott Robertson Golf Tournament.
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On Health Check, we'll see how a local community is trying to help bring a smile to a little girl's face.
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and we'll explain why doctors are warning patients, the internet is NOT the best place to get a prescription.
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A smile on a child's face can warm any parent's heart.. but a rare birth disorder has robbed one little central Virginia girl of her ability to smile.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how a unique fundraising effort hopes to help.
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(( By all accounts, 3- year- old Courtney Maberry is a normal, active little girl.
She likes to run and play, fight with her sister and hug her grandmother..
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((SHANNON MABERRY/MOTHER: YOU KNOW HER EMOTIONS, BUT YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT UNLESS YOU KNOW HER, AND THAT'S KIND OF HEARTBREAKING TO SEE HER LAUGH AND NOT REALLY SEE IT.))
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Courtney suffers from a rare birth disorder known as Moebius Syndrome.
Two undeveloped nerves prevent her from blinking, moving her eyes from side to side, and from smiling.
Reconstructive surgery is expensive.. but that's where some area builders are ready to step in.
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((BUSTER JACKSON/PCEA PRESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN BUILDING BUILDINGS AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO BUILD A SMILE THROUGH THE DOCTOR IN NORFOLK. WE MAY NOT BE HANDS- ON, BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY TO ASSIST.))
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Three construction associations are banding together to raise the money Courtney needs to pay for a series of four delicate surgeries.
"Project Build A Smile" has six weeks to come up with 75- thousand dollars.
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((ED CRAIGHILL/AGC PRESIDENT: IT'S A MUCH BIGGER THING PROBABLY THAN ANYBODY HERE HAS EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN TO CONSTRUCT, CERTAINLY WE DO HAVE TO PASS IT ON DOWN TO THE MAGICAL HANDS OF THE DOCTOR IN NORFOLK, BUT IN A WAY THE ANALOGY IS 'CONSTRUCT A SMILE'.))
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It may be the most important thing any of them has ever built.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Madison Heights.))


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Doctors are raising concerns over their patients' use of the internet.
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That's because they're online ordering prescription drugs without ever seeing a physician.
One of the biggest sellers is the new weight loss drug Xenical -- more commonly known as Orlistat.
It is prescribed for people who are morbidly obese, but not for those who are only mildly overweight.
But the companies that run the internet sites rely on people's honesty.
To get a month's supply of Xenical, someone only has to answer a few questions about previous illnesses and give a credit card number.
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[SOT 4:19:36 CBS]
[IN Q=Even with regard ]

(( EVEN WITH REGARD TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD MAKE IT UNSAFE FOR THEM TO TAKE THE DRUG. IT SEEMS OT ME ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO FIT INTO A BATHING SUIT COULD GET THIS. I THINK THAT'S TRUE.))
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Other drugs are available in similar manners. They tend to be blockbuster drugs for problems people are too embarrassed to discuss with their physicians.
Medical groups say bypassing the doctor is a prescription for disaster.
They're concerned people are lying to get drugs they shouldn't be taking.
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[Anchor=Jean]


Today in Sports, the best golfers the area has to offer are out on the links.
[Anchor= Tonya]


Here's Mike Stevens, with that and news of the Kyle Petty Charity ride..[S5-Golf]


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your end of the week ticker, which starts on the greens.
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Dustin Bray shot a first round 68 and leads the boys 15 to 18 age group in the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament, which teed off at the Roanoke Country Club today.
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186 golfers hit the links in the 54 hole stroke play event. Defending boys champion Hunter Mahan is just one of over a dozen talented teens that make up the best field in the tournaments' history.
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Ron Won is currently in second place after firing a round of 69. Moving the tournament date up to the beginning of May has improved the competition dramatically and has hardly affected the turnout of local Roanoke golf stars.
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It's do or die for the Roanoke Express tonight as the team skates into Richmond to battle the Renegades down 3-games to none in the best of seven series.
We'll have highlights for you tonight at 11.

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[WRITER=mst]
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The Winston Cup stars are off this weekend for Mother's Day, but Kyle Petty is working extra hard in the name of charity.
Kyle is riding a Harley across country to raise money for children's hospitals and the Winston Cup racing wives auxiliary.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


Kyle promoted the event this year by changing the paint scheme on his Pontiac for last week's race in California.


This is the fifth consecutvie year for the event - that started out just to be a one year thing.
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This year's 7 day, 2863 mile event will conclude at Kyle's farm in Trinity, North Carolina this Sunday with a concert by Willie Nelson.
[GRAPHIC=A-10 SOFTBALL]


Highlights from the A-10 softball tournament are coming up at six.
Tech was upset in its opening game against St. Joe's.
Have a safe weekend folks. [take a break]


[5-Ventura-Doll]


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[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-04 53:34]
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It's the hottest thing to hit Minnesota since the "Our Governor Can Beat Up Your Governor" bumper sticker.


Minneapolis collectors hit the stores yesterday to buy the three official Governor Jesse Ventura action figures.
Dennis Douda reports.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Douda/CBS News; :31]
[SUPER=01-Pady Regenier/Gift Store Owner; 1:00]
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(( IT WAS AN EVENT WITH ALL THE EXPECTED HYPE, HOOPLA AND OOOMM-PAH-PAAHHH.
((TUBA))
ANTICIPATION GREW AS THE GUEST OF HONOR WAS FASHIONABLY LATE.
...AND THEN..
((NATS/UNLOAD))

HE'S HERE.
DROP EVERYTHING.
((TUBA ROCKS))
((NATS/CROWDS/LINE))

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"GET 'IM JESSE!
"GET 'IM JESSE!"
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GET 'IM WHILE HE'S HOT.
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"IF I HAD MORE ARMS I'D GRAB MORE!"

((STNDP))) ?CG: DENNIS DOUDA/Mall of America

"HI-YAH! 70,000 JESSE DOLLS HIT TOY STORE BEACHES IN THE FIRST PRODUCTION RUN.
THE 4,000 THEY GOT HERE ARE EXPECTED TO HOURS."
((TRACK-3))
5-MALL OF AMERICA GIFT STORES WERE THE FIRST TO GET THE ACTION FIGURES..
JESSE THE SUIT & TIE GOVERNOR..
JESSE THE FOOTBALL COACH..
JESSE NAVY SEAL COMMANDO..
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((NATS/PREDATOR))
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HMMM..BEANIE BABIES OR NAVY SEAL?
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ALL WHOLESALE PROCEEDS GO TO VENTURA'S NON-PROFIT GROUP..WHICH PLEDGES TO START SHARING WITH LOCAL CHARITIES IN A FEW WEEKS.
((SOT/1 18:00))


"I GOT 5..FOR MY 4-GRANDSONS AND ONE FOR MYSELF, CAUSE I DON'T HAVE A MAN IN THE HOUSE.")
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