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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight: Layoffs at Trigon
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A court appearance for the mother of the baby who died in a microwave oven.
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And a sheriff's candidate who has no apologies for accepting campaign contributions from a criminal.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the UVa men's basketball program gets hit with NCAA sanctions.
We'll tell you what it will cost Tech to join the Big East if it decides to do so.
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And Michael Vick earns Big East offensive player of the week honors.
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Looking for some really chilly temperatures tonight. Details coming up. [open]
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Trigon is laying off. 200 Virginia employees must find new jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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158 of those employees are in Roanoke, and they'll be out of work within six months.
The managed health care company made the announcement this morning: layoffs start right before Christmas.
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Tonya Flory joins us now with details. Tonya what type of workers are losing their jobs?
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This time they're all claims processors of Mid-South Insurance Company, which is a subsidiary of Trigon. The latest round of layoffs is a business decision Trigon says has NOTHING to do with its status as a publicly traded managed care company.
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((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON SENIOR VP: ANY BUSINESS HAS TO BE CAREFUL TO PROTECT ITS BUSINESS INTERESTS AT THE SAME TIME WE'VE GOT TO BE CONSIOUS OF THE NEEDS OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE TRY AND BALANCE THOSE TWO THINGS.))
Berry says Mid-South's exit from the insurance market will allow Trigon to concentrate on more successful business in Virginia.
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((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON SENIOR VP: OUR VIRGINIA BUSINESS IS GROWING, HOPEFULLY WE CAN ABSORB A GOOD NUMBER OF THESE PEOPLE INTO VIRGINIA AND WE'RE CONTINUOUSLY LOOKING FOR ACQUISITIONS THAT MAKE SENSE FOR TRIGON.))
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Investors certainly seemed to favor the news. Trigon stock rose three and three-quarters today.[Microwave-Baby]


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The woman accused of killing her own baby in a microwave oven is free from jail.
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19 year old Elizabeth Otte (OAT-ee) was released into her father's custody -- on the condition that he report any threats she makes to herself or others.
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Otte (OAT-ee) hid from photographers at her bond hearing this morning in New Kent County.
The judge released her on a 20-thousand dollar bond pending a hearing next month, and ordered two mental evaluations.
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((LINWOOD GREGORY/NEW KENT PROSECUTOR: WHETHER SHE'S COMPETENT TO ASSIST HER ATTORNEY IN PREPARING FOR TRIAL AND ENTERING A DEFENSE. AND SECONDLY, WHETHER SHE IN FACT KNEW RIGHT FROM WRONG AT THE TIME OF THE ALLEGED OFFENSE.))
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Otte's accused of microwaving her one month old baby to death two weeks ago.
She reportedly told family members an epileptic seizure caused her to confuse the baby with a milk bottle.
She received epilepsy medications twice a day in New Kent's jail.
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A Rockbridge County man will serve the next year and a half in jail for plotting to have sex with a 12-year old girl.
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In court today Thomas Lee Reid was portrayed as a family man who got caught up in "chat rooms" on the Internet as a voyeur- -not necessarily a participant.
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He drove from Lexington to Roanoke, expecting to meet the girl's "mother" at Towers Mall. It turned out "Susan" was a police detective.
He admitted to police he was excited by the prospect of sex with a 12-year old. "You don't know how long I've been waiting for something like this," Reid had told the undercover policewoman on the phone.
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A campaign contribution in Bedford County raises an unusual question: should a sheriff's candidate accept money from a criminal's family?
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Tina Tenret has been working on the story.
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Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown has raised 20-thousand-dollars more than his challenger Chuck Reid. But one of the checks to Reid's campaign stands out: it's from the family of a convicted drug dealer. The sheriff says he would have refused that money. But Chuck Reid took the check -- saying this family has good reason to give it.
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(( Sam Husted keeps to himself, mostly on his father's farm. He says he smoked pot to fight depression. Then an undercover cop started bringing him car parts and beer -- they often shot pool together. Three times, Sam sold the guy an ounce of marijuana.
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((SAM HUSTED: HE COME OVER AND OVER AGAIN SAYING HE'S MY FRIEND, GETTING ME DRUNK AND MY LITTLE BROTHER, ONLY 19 YEARS OLD, AND SAYING WHY DON'T YOU DO A FAVOR FOR ME, COERCING ME INTO THESE DEALS, AND I WAS NEVER EVEN A DEALER TO START WITH.)) [RUNS:13]
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Sam's parents say their mentally ill son was exploited -- so they gave 500-dollars to Chuck Reid, the sheriff's opponent. Reid also runs Camp 24 -- where smalltime drug dealers serve time. So was it shady for him to accept money from a drug dealer's family?
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But the current sheriff says he would refuse money from people connected to a crime.
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((MIKE BROWN/SHERIFF: WOULD I HAVE RETURNED IT? YES I WOULD HAVE. IF I KNEW THEY WERE CONVICTED OF A FELONY WHERE THE IMPROPRIETY OR ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY, YOU JUST NEED TO DISTANCE YOURSELF.)) [RUNS:24]
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Sam Husted, by the way, pled guilty to his drug charges last week and is serving his sentence at home under electronic monitoring.
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His family says he would have killed himself in jail.[Campbell-Newman]


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A more traditional campaign matter now .. a candidate facing the difficult task of unseating an incumbent state senator.
And Democrat John Campbell says he can't do that without an open debate of the issues.
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Campbell today renewed his challenge for Republican Steve Newman to debate him anywhere, any time.
He thinks Newman is trying to avoid him.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT IS CERTAINLY THE ADVANTAGE OF AN INCUMBENT, THAT HE CAN REFUSE TO DEBATE IF THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. HE IS A FREE CITIZEN AND HE DOESN'T HAVE TO OPEN HIS MOUTH IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO. BUT I THINK IF HE DOESN'T OPEN HIS MOUTH ON THE ISSUES IN THIS CAMPAIGN, THEN SHAME ON HIM.))
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Steve Newman says he's not surprised that "a challenger with little money and support would be eager to debate every night".
Newman adds he HAS agreed to at least three joint appearances with Campbell over the next few weeks.
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The good news: big improvements. The bad news: higher rent. That story is still ahead.
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And look before you enter a one-lane tunnel. A deputy gets the squeeze, and a truck driver gets the ticket.
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A deputy serving civil papers in Montgomery County today found himself in a tight squeeze, but it's a trucker who's in trouble.
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Officer Brian Wright was driving through a one- lane tunnel on Lusters Gate Road near Blacksburg when he encountered a vehicle, much larger than his patrol car.
Wright, who was almost through the tunnel, was forced against the wall to the point his right tires weren't touching the ground.
The driver of the dump truck was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
Neither man was seriously injured.
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An accident this morning in Salem sent a trailer flying from an interstate overpass onto the road below.
State Police say the trailer was overloaded. It broke loose from the vehicle that was towing it, and fell to the pavement on Goodwin Avenue.
No one was injured, but the accident dumped the contents of the trailer on the side of the road, and backed up interstate traffic for miles.
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Fire investigators hope lab tests will tell them what sparked a fire that gutted a house in Lynchburg last night.


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Six people fled the burning home at 116 Federal Street around 11:30 p-m.
It took firefighters about half an hour to bring the blaze under control.
Authorities believe the fire started in a sofa on the front porch of the home, but they're not sure how.
The Red Cross is accepting donations to help those left homeless by the blaze.
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Some Henry County residents say they had to live with dirty, smelly tap water for years ... and they blame the health department.
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Henry County seized a privately owned water and sewer system that serves about 200 residents in an emergency action last week.
The plant's owner, Richard Anthony, was arrested for endangering residents' health.
Today, residents said the Virginia Department of Health, which monitors drinking water systems in the state, failed them.
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((LOVETTA FRANKLIN/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: THE COMPLAINT IS WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY LISTEN TO US BEFORE WE HAD TO GET TO THIS MEASURE? WHY DID WE HAVE TO MAKE EVERYBODY MAD, PULLING IN EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY, IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IF THEY WOULD HAVE JUST DONE THEIR JOB?))
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The health department says it followed up on ALL complaints. AND that the water only tested ONCE with high levels of bacteria.
Henry county officials say they're fixing the water system ... but it will take months before residents see any improvement.
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Home improvements and higher rent are coming to a big Roanoke retirement complex.
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Management at Friendship Manor announced a 2-point-7 million-dollar renovation today.
The manor's health-care center is getting a food court, a new kitchen, a bigger pharmacy and a general store.
Two apartment buildings are getting new balconies and better lights.
Management also announced rent is going up between three and three-and-a-half percent....
But said that hike won't pay for the renovations.
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((MONTY PLYMALE/FRIENDSHIP MANOR CEO: CLEARLY THE RESOURCES ARE HERE TO PAY FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS ... ... RATE STRUCTURE.))
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Management also said the rate hike has nothing to do with the Manor's push to become a for-profit business.
The renovations should take a year to finish.
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A South Boston teenager is behind bars tonight, charged with murder of a 48-year-old man.
Halifax County deputies say 19-year-old Marcus White shot Phillip Carrington of South Boston during an argument at a local outdoor hangout last night.
Carrington died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

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NO criminal charges will be filed in the case of Pittsylvania County woman who was missing for almost two weeks.
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24-year-old Kirsten (KIERSTEN) Lee Worsham turned up safe over the weekend.
Sheriff's deputies said some family members had delayed letting THEM know Worsham was back.
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Worsham's father said today that deputies WERE notified within hours after she turned up.
He says she spent the days driving around with a boyfriend and by herself ... and is still very shaken.

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Wythe County Sheriff Kermit Osborne says the bust was the largest undercover operation involving crack cocaine he's seen in 25- years.
Last night and this morning-- officers in Wythe County arrested four men and one woman for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
The suspects were selling in Radford and Pulaski County and were working on establishing an operation in Wythe County-- when they were caught.



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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - UVa's men's basketball team gets hit with some NCAA sanctions.
The Express is getting busy on the ice once again.
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And Big East commissioner was in Blacksburg today. We'll hear from him and athletic director Jim Weaver right after this break.
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The University of Virginia men's basketball program has been reprimanded by the N-C-Double-A for its involvement with former recruit.
UVa did not release his name, but the recruit in question is Melvin Whitaker.
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The NCAA says a representative of the schools' athletic interests rented Whitaker an apartment for which rent was never paid. He also was provided impermissible transportation, meals, long distance phone usage and cash.
Whitaker was convicted of malicious wounding after slashing football player Mo Anderson back in 1996, and spent over two years in jail.
The infractions concerning Whitaker occurred while Jeff Jones staff was in place at UVa. And in addition to the above mentioned items, another individual with ties to the school provided aid for Whitaker's legal fees and gave him lodging, meals and spending money totaling $14 thousand dollars.
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As a result, UVa will lose one scholarship for the 2000-2001 season, and it must reduce the number of on-campus recruiting visits it can offer from 12 to nine this academic year.
The sanctions could have been worse, but the NCAA determined most of the violations took place after Whitaker had signed, been charged with a felony and been barred from participating in UVA athletics.

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Virginia Tech is all set to join the Big East conference as a full-time member, but there still one hang-up.
The University of Miami and not money is holding up the official move.
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((Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese made a special trip to Blacksburg to assure Hokie fans that the conference is anxious to bring the Hokies into the fold.
The target date is to get Tech into the league by July 1st, 2001 or earlier. But nothing will be finalized until Miami decides if it's staying or leaving to join the ACC. ((MIKE TRANGHESE/BIG EAST COMMISSIONER:))
The financial details of Tech Big East entrance have been finalized. It will cost the Hokies about $3 million bucks to join. But they will make that up in a hurry. The revenue sharing cash they receive after being in the Big East for 5 years will be at least $1 point 3 million a year. The most they ever got from the A-10 was $120 thousand bucks annually. ((JIM WEAVER/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JIM WEAVER:))
Tech president Paul Torgeson also announced at the news conference that Weaver has been given a new five year contract extension.))

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Virginia Tech's 31 to seven win last weekend is earning several players Big East honors.
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Q-B Michael Vick picked up co-offensive player of the week. The redshirt freshman threw for 222 yards and one touchdown. He also added 40 yards on ten carries. Vick re-injured his ankle but Coach Frank Beamer says he should be able to play this Saturday.
Defensive end John Engelberger is defensive player of the week.
The senior had seven tackles, five solo and two quarterback sacks.
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The Roanoke Express met the fans today at the Roanoke Civic Center. Steve Mason has a few of the freezer notes.
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Two candidates for a key State Senate go head-to-head tonight.
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Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with more.
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Senator John Edwards is facing a strong challenge from GOP challenger William Fralin, and the two square off in a debate an hour from now.
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This senate race is one of the most closely-watched because Republicans believe they can re-take it, while Democrats want to hold onto it.
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The debate will be at Cave Spring High School at 7:30.
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We'll have more on the debate, what issues were covered, and how voters feel about the candidates on News 7 at 11.


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