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Still to come on News 7, a police officer is sent to prison for one of the nation's best known cases of police brutality.
A decision by the local public radio station has opera fans singing the blues.
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In Sports, Frank Beamer is named the country's best college football coaches.
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More showers tonight and early Tuesday. The wet details just ahead.

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On Health check, the Surgeon General issues his offices first scientific study on mental illness.
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Also we'll see why the largest killer of our pets is on the rise.
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Former Police officer Justin Volpe says he's ashamed for what he did- tortuting a prisoner with a broomstick two years ago.
Today Volpe was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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It is a case that captured the world's attention. Today the case came to an end with a 30 year sentence for Justin Volpe.
Bobbi Harley has more from New York.
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((Prosecutors called it one of the worst acts of police brutality ever. Today, a judge sentenced a former New York City Police officer to 30 years in jail for the bathroom attack on an immigrant. Abner Louima, Victim: The sentence today I hope sends a clear message that no one is above the law. It was 1997 when the attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima gained worldwide attention. Louima was severley beaten and sodomized with a broomstick handle in the bathroom of a Brooklyn, New York, police station. At first, no witnesses came forward. But after massive street protests, the NYPD's famed "Blue Wall of Silence" came crashing down. Officer Justin Volpe was eventually named as the primary attacker...and ultimately admitted to committing the crime. Before his sentencing today, Volpe asked for leniency...saying he was sorry and ashamed of his actions. But the judge called his 30 year sentence JUST, without capitulating to intense public pressure to hand down a stiffer penalty. After the hearing, supporters of the victim called the sentence too lenient. Al Sharpton, Louima Supporter:
Prosecutors say they hope the sentence will allow the citizens of New York to move on. Loretta Lynch, US Attorney: Volpe could have faced life in prison. His 30 year sentence does not allow for parole, but he could earn time off for good behavior. Another officer convicted in the attack will be sentenced at a later date. Bobbi Harley CBS News New York))

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The family of a sheriff's deputy who was stabbed by a fleeing suspect say they don't buy the man's claim of insanity.
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Today, 23- year- old Allen Hawkins was found "not" guilty by reason of insanity for his attack on Campbell County sheriff's deputy Rodney Thompson.
Three different psychologists agreed Hawkins was suffering from schizophrenia at the time.. but Thompson's family feels justice has not been served.
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Hawkins is the son of a well- known Lynchburg attorney.
As a result, an outside prosecutor and judge had to be brought in to handle the case.
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Her tape recording ended with the impeachment of the President-
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Now Linda Tripp may be heading to court-
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Maryland Prosecutors accuse Tripp of illegally recording and distributing a phone conversation with former White House Intern Monica Lewinsky.
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Ken Starr's investigators are backing Tripp- saying it would be nearly impossible to prosecute Tripp in Maryland.


Tripp was given federal immunity for statements she made to Starr's prosecutors.
But the two investigators testifed in pretrial hearings today that they did not specifically grant Tripp protection from persecution in Maryland.
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Coming up next on the newscast, another large employer in the Valley is shifting its employees,
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and is the fat lady singing for opera on the local radio? Some people are upset after the Valley's public radio station pulls the plug on the Met.
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Allstate says it'll hire 300-new workers in the next year in Roanoke County.
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But for the time being the company's restructuring is going to cost 130 people their jobs.
When Allstate announced a company-wide reorganization last month ... it said nobody at the Roanoke County service center would get laid off.
But the company is sending one department's work to California ... and eliminating the positions of 254 people worked in that in that department.
A company vice president said 124 of those workers WILL stay in Roanoke, but perform different duties.
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He said the remaining 130 either didn't want a different job or didn't qualify.
But he said Allstate will start hiring soon ... and will have 300-new employees by the end of 2000.

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The father of a six year old Cuban boy says he's happy- after meeting with U-S immigration officials.
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Juan Miguel Gonzalez says he met alone with two representatives of the I-N-S in Havana.
Gonzalez says they told him they would try to get his son returned to him as soon as possible.
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(Eh-Lee-An) Elian Gonzalez is the six year old caught in the middle of a custody fight- He was rescued from the waters of Florida's coast on Thanksgiving and given to reletives in Miami.
But his father and Cuban officials are demanding his return.
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A programming decision by a local radio station is giving opera fans reason to complain.
Public radio station WVTF has dropped the weekly broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera from its line-up.
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The Met is celebrating its 60th season of opera radio broadcasts, but they aren't airing on WVTF.
Tyler Pugh is the managing director of a Roanoke brokerage office, and a faithful listener of the Saturday afternoon concerts.
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Opera supporters in the Roanoke Valley are hoping the radio station will reconsider. WVTF manager Steve Mills was unavailable for comment this afternoon.

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In less than three weeks-- one of Virginia Tech's most popular presidents will be stepping down.
But don't expect Paul Torgersen to even come close to slowing down.
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Torgersen will retire as Tech's 14th president December 31st-- but plans to continue teaching in the engineering department.
In fact, Torgersen has taught at least one class per semester while serving as president.
And while it's made for a tough schedule-- Torgersen says the last six years have been rewarding.
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Coming up at six, we'll take a look at some of Torgersen's accomplishments and what he plans to do in his spare time once he's no longer pulling double duty as teacher and president.

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Comin up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans has news we've all been wanting hear. Chocolate has some medicinal value.

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Chocolate is often considered a "sinful delight", especially with so much available during the Holidays, but chocolate may be better for you thank you think.
New research indicates that chocolate may have healthy properties, and Patrick Evans has more from the New River Valley Medical Center.
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Coming up today in Sports, the honors keep pouring in for the Virginia Tech football team.
Then in Health check, we'll see why more pets are being diagnosed with cancer.
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and a new study released today could change the way we look at and treat mental illness.
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The U-S Surgeon General says it is time to end the shame surrounding mental illness.
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David Satcher says new statistics show millions of Americans aren't getting the treatment that could help them because of the high cost and the stigma attached to mental problems.
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The study released today shows one in five Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Two-thirds never seek treatment, including nearly half of those with a severe mental illness.
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Mental health advocates said they would use the report to fight for equal health insurance coverage of mental ailments, better treatments in prisons and more accountability in public spending.

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Nearly 40 percent of adults occassionally have trouble sleeping, and many treatments have unwatned side effects.
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But the F-D-A has recently approved what experts are calling the best sleeping pill ever.
Sonata is supposedly the first pill to give you a good night's sleep without making you drowsy the next day.
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Sonata is availible by prescription only and is non addictive.
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We hear a lot about the war against cancer in humans, but the American Veterinary Medical Foundation has just released some new research that shows our pets are battling the disease as well.
Camie Melton reports.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Monday Two minute sports ticker.
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Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is in New York City tonight serving as the keynote speaker for the annual Heisman Trophy Awards dinner at the Downtown Athletic Club.
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This afternoon he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's coach of the year. The winningest coach in Tech history led the Hokies to their first ever 11-and-0 season this year, and of course that upcoming trip to the Sugar Bowl. Beamer, who is 53, is in his 13th season as Tech's head coach. He will receive the honor on February 5th at Yale.
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Danny Ainge unexpectedly resigned today as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Ainge's team is playing well, but he says he hasn't been doing such a good job when it comes to taking care of his wife and kids.
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Scott Skiles, his top assistant takes over as head coach of the team.

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Ken Griffey Junior says a trip to Cincinnati is the only trade offer he'll accept.
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But the Reds say he's too expensive so they withdrew from trade talks with the Mariners on Saturday.
Junior may still be on his way to Cincinnati, speculation has it that the Reds will make current bench coach Ken Griffey Senior the manager in conjunction with Junior's arrival.
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Coming up tonight at six, a Friday Football Extra player of the week is named one of the state's players of the year.

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One of the World's man made wonders is about to be handed over to it's host country after almost a century of U.S. Control.
The Panama Canal is being returned to the Panamaians tomorrow.
Tereisa Estacio has the story.
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Chances are if you saw a movie in the theater this weekend, Tom Hanks was in it.
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That's because Hanks was in the top two movies at the box office.
Toy Story 2 was at the top of the box office with ticket sales of 18 point seven million dollars.
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Meanwhile he also stars in "The Green Mile." The prison movie fell just behind "Toy Story 2" with 18 and a half million dollars.
Rob Schneider's "Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigalo" overcame bad reviews to debut at third.
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