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Coming up on News 7-
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A new warning goes out to Americans tonight - they may be the target of terrorism.
Will Vinton pay former police chief Ricky Foutz- the man who says he was forced out? We'll find out.
And a dramatic demonstration shows what can happen to your Christmas if you're not careful.
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News 7 is next.
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[SOT 2:51:58]
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((YOU HAVE RUINED HIS NAME, YOU HAVE RUINED HIS NAME.))
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[VO-NAT]


Tempers flare at Vinton's town council meeting tonight - as residents accuse officials of being unfair to former police chief Ricky Foutz.
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[Vinton-Council]


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It was an emotional evening after council members unanimously voted down a petition to compensate Foutz... who stepped down amid a special grand jury investigation.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw was at tonight's meeting and joins us live in the newsroom with more.
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[anchor=Kate]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

Two weeks ago hundreds of residents presented a petition to council stating Foutz's salary should be paid until he can collect his full retirement in 2003. Tonight, council members said no.
That sparked an evening of angry response.
(rollcue...of angry response. )
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Foutz/Ricky Foutz's Wife;:00]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;:08]
[SUPER=01-Billy Obenchain/Vinton Town Council;33]
[SUPER=01-Ray Sandifer/Former Town Council Member;1:08]
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(([SOT 2:41:55]
[INQ=]

((LISA FOUTZ/RICKY FOUTZ'S WIFE: A MAN DOESN'T WORK SOMEWHERE FOR 27 YEARS AND DOESN'T SEE THINGS -- YOU HAVE DONE WRONG.))
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Lisa Foutz, the wife of former Vinton police chief Ricky Foutz, says she's tired of not getting any answers from the town council. Before council voted she expressed how much she appreciated residents supporting her husband.

[SOT 2:41:00]
[INQ=]

((LISA FOUTZ/RICKY FOUTZ'S WIFE: IF NOTHING ELSE GOOD COMES FROM THIS INJUSTICE WE HAVE SEEN HOW MANY WONDERFUL FRIENDS WE HAVE.))
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But her heartfelt words didn't affect council's decision.

[SOT 2:31:12]
[INQ=]

((BILLY OBENSHIEN/VINTON TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER: I WILL VOTE AGAINST IT BECAUSE SINCE THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION GOING ON WE DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENTS WHAT SO EVER UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE.))
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Little else was spoken from council after members voted down the petition.
[NAT SOUND 2:37:08] ((NO, NO, NO.))
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Residents say they weren't shocked the petition was voted down -- but they are disappointed that their questions about Foutz's retirement are not being answered.
[SOT 2:46:02]
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((RAY SANDIFER/FORMER VINTON COUNCIL MEMBER: ARE YOU PEOPLE RUNNING THE TOWN WITH CONSCIOUS AND COURAGE?))
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Lisa Foutz says council may get away with this injustice now, but changes are on the way.

[SOT 2:41:34]
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((LISA FOUTZ/RICKY FOUTZ'S WIFE: COME MAY THERE IS GOING TO BE A CHANGE. YOU WON'T BE SITTING UP THERE AND I WILL PERSONALLY HEAD UP A CAMPAIGN AGAINST YOU.))
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[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

Right now Ricky Foutz is receiving his 20-thousand dollars in vacation and sick leave.
One council member still says if Foutz is found innocent of any wrong doing, he will be given full restitution.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]


But we won't know until the grand jury report comes out at the end of January.

[Toss-2-Andrew] Jean tosses to Andrew in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/21/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Venezuela-Flooding]


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Authorities now say the death toll could go as high as 30-thousand in the Venezuela flooding.
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It's been six days since torrential downpours sent mud, water and boulders crashing down a mountain- wiping out whole neighborhoods.
It's believed that bodies are buried deep under avalanches or carried out to sea- the death toll could be anywhere between five thousand and 30-thousand.
It is the worst natural disaster in the South American country this century.
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[Wasena-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
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Roanoke prosecutors want cops to videotape people having sex in parks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

18 men were recently charged with asking male undercover cops for oral sex in Wasena Park. But the jury found three men NOT guilty. And prosecutors dismissed charges against two more. Now prosecutors are going to try tougher tactics.
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[SOT 12:25:54]
[IN Q=I tend to think]

((DON CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: I TEND TO THINK RIGHT NOW THE WEAK POINT IS WE'RE MAKING IT ONE PERSON'S WORD AGAINST ANOTHER. WE HAVE THAT TECHNOLOGY TO PUT IT ON FILM AND WE NEED TO USE THAT TECHNOLOGY.))
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[VO-NAT]

A dozen men pled guilty as long as they were guaranteed an appeal. They hope to strike the law that makes oral sex a felony.
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[SOT 14:11:31]
[IN Q=Virginia's sodomy]

((VIRGINIA'S SODOMY LAW IS TOO BROAD, UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT INDISCRIMINATELY CRIMINALIZES ORAL SEX, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BY ANY PEOPLE, AT ANY TIME.))
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[VO-NAT]

This will be the first time a Virginia court considers changing the law against sodomy.
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[Fluvanna-Prison]


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Reports of sexual misconduct prompt the resignation of 13-employees at Virginia's largest prison for women.
Secretary of Public Safety Gary Aronhalt ordered
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[98-23 TC 7:01]
[SUPER=03-Fluvanna Co./March 1998]

an investigation of the (Flu-Vanna) Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in October.
That was after dozens of complaints of sexual assaults, harassment and fraternizing.
News of the firings and resignations appeared in a Department of Corrections report compiled as a result of the investigation.
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[Danville-Murder]


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In Danville this past weekend, a woman was found dead- in a grassy section of a residential area.
Now, the medical examiner says 34-year old Angela Terry Newman had been strangled.
Police aren't saying if they have any suspects in this case.


[Terrorism]


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The State Department tonight issues a new worldwide warning that Americans may be the target of terrorist attacks in the New Year Period.
The statement says large groups assembled for religious festivals or to mark the New Year may be especially at risk.
The agency says arrests in Jordan last week of suspected terrorists have produced information that hotels, tour buses and tour sites in the Arab kingdom may have been targeted.
Meanwhile security is being tightened at U-S airports and border crossings.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gee/Traveler; 17-21!]
[SUPER=01-David Knowles/Traveler; 26-30!]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/CBS News; 1:08]
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((Government officials say they don't know of any specific terrorist threats against targets in the U-S. But they're not taking any chances. Security is beefed up at border crossings where 300 extra inspectors are working the checkpoints. Searches are more thorough and more common. Jeff Gee/Traveler:
SOT: HE ASKED ME A FEW EXTRA QUESTIONS, YEAH-WAS VERY CURIOUS ABOUT WHERE I WORKED AND WHAT I DID.

Crossing the border now takes more time. So far, travelers are not complaining. David Knowles/Traveler: I THINK IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GO. I'M FOR IT. Security was tightened after an Algerian man was arrested crossing into Washington state from Canada by ferry. Police say Ahmed Ressam was carrying enough bomb-making materials to cause a huge explosion. They're investigating his possible ties to terrorist groups and whether he had an accomplice. Libyan President, Mommar Qadhafilong accused of supporting terrorism says he doesn't know if the U-S is in imminent danger but that it has many enemies. MOMMAR QADHAFI/LIBYAN PRESIDENT AMERICA KNOWS VERY WELL IT IS HATED EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF ITS HOSTILE POLICY, ITS SANCTION, ITS TALONSTHE THREAT IS EVERYWHERE. Lisa Hughes/Washington POLICE SAY ANOTHER ALGERIAN MAN TRYING TO GET INTO THE COUNTRY WITH PHONY PAPERS MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES. THE MAN WAS ARRESTED IN VERMONT. THE FBI IS NOW CHECKING HIS CAR. LISA HUGHES. CBS NEWS. WASHINGTON))

[Interstate-Lawsuit]


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Many people think I-81 is unsafe. Now one lawyer is taking the state to court to make the road safe-
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Richard Lawrence is suing the state to force changes on Interstate-81.
He wants the courts to do what lawmakers haven't done -- lower the speed limit and make the highway a safer place to drive.
But House of Delegates Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell says it'll take more than a lawsuit.
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((CRANWELL: SHORT-TERM FIX. CLEARLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE LONG RUN, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONEY. ABOUT THREE BILLION DOLLARS.))
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[Goodlatte feed tape]
At the federal level, Congressman Bob Goodlatte has sought highway funds ... but he wouldn't comment on the lawsuit.


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((GOODLATTE: BUT I DO RESPECT ANYBODY WHO'S TRYING TO ENCOURAGE THIS PROCESS ALONG AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE THIS HIGHWAY IS SAFER.))
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Lawrence is suing V-DOT, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state police.
The state has 21-days to formally respond to the charges.
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[Drowsy-Driving]


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Most people know that drunk driving can make highways dangerous- but what about DROWSY driving?
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[SOT 15:24:25]
[IN Q=When you]

((DAVID WILLIS/TRIPLE A FOUNDATION: WHEN YOU ARE IMPAIRED BY SLEEPINESS YOU CAN HAVE TRAFFIC CRASHES JUST AS SERIOUS, JUST AS DEADLY AS WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK.))
[SUPER=01-David Willis/Triple A Foundation;]
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[Super=03-Charlotte, NC;]


A study by U-N-C estimates more than 15 hundred deaths every year are caused by drowsy drivers.
If you're tired behind the wheel, pull over or get someone else to drive.
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[VO-NAT]
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It's a known fact that car-exhaust contributes to smog.
Now the push is on to cut smog-causing emissions by 90 percent.
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[SOT 14:51:58]
[IN Q=Today I am]

((TODAY I AM HONORED TO ANNOUNCE THE BOLDEST STEPS IN A GENERATION TO CLEAN THE AIR WE BREATHE BY IMPROVING THE CARS WE DRIVE.))
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[OUT Q=cars we drive.]
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[vo-nat]
The Clean Air Act will be phased in over five years- putting new regulations in place for exhaust systems.
Expect to pay about one-hundred dollars more for a car, 2-hundred more for an S-U-V or light truck.
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[Discovery-Hubble]


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370 miles above the earth Space Shuttle Discovery and its astronauts captured the broken Hubble Space Scope tonight.
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[VO-NAT 20:04:45]
[SUPER=04-NASA]

The massive telescope that weights over 25 thousand pounds was plucked from space as both the spacecraft and Hubble hurtled around the Earth at nearly 18-thousand miles an hour. Over the next three days astronauts will conduct space walks to replace parts.
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A local merchant's on the move - to avoid a tax.
The story, ahead.
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[vo-nat]
And a word to the wise about Christmas trees -- many people don't realize just how quickly they can go up in flames.
[VO-NAT]
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[SOT 3:14:08]
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((THE SAD THING IS THAT IN 10-15 SECONDS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF THE YEAR CAN TURN INTO THE MOST TRAGIC DAY OF YOUR LIFE.))
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[vo-nat]
Details coming up.
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[sports-preview]


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[IN Q=Hi this]
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((HI THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. TONIGHT RAE CARRUTH POSSIBLY FACES THE DEATH PENALTY. AREA HIGH SCHOOLERS GET STATEWIDE RECOGNITION ON THE GRIDIRON. A NEW MAGAZINE CAPITALIZES ON TECH'S SWEET SUCCESS. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NHL AND MUCH MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Shelor]


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If you haven't heard-- Shelor Automotive is once again moving its inventory out of Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Radio ads announcing the move recently hit the airwaves.
The dealership is moving its inventory to Salem and Pulaski to avoid paying the merchant's capital tax... which is a tax assessed on a business's unsold inventory.
Salem does NOT have the tax -- but Pulaski County does.
But Shelor says the rate assessed in Pulaski is much lower than in Montgomery County.
Moving the inventory, though, is expensive.
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[SOT 3:06:26]
[IN Q=It's significant]

((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP: IT'S SIGNIFICANT, I WOULD SAY WE'RE SPENDING AS MUCH MOVING OUR CARS AROUND AS THE LARGEST TAX PAYER IN THE COUNTY WOULD ACTUALLY PAY THE COUNTY IN TAXES, I REFER TO WALMART IN THE 60- OR 70- THOUSAND DOLLAR RANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Shelor/Shelor Automotive Group;]
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[VO-NAT]


Shelor has filed several lawsuits against the county over the issue.
But a Montgomery County circuit judge recently ruled against the dealership saying it could not avoid the tax.
Shelor has indicated it will appeal.
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[Council-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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Members of Roanoke City Council have narrowly approved a pay raise for themselves, but they may not have heard the end of the debate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The raises are less than state law allows... Council members will go from 14- thousand to 16- thousand a year.
The mayor's salary will increase from 18- thousand to 21- thousand.
Mayor Bowers, Alvin Hudson, Carroll Swain and Bill White voted for it... Nelson Harris, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt voted against.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The raises will take effect on July first of next year.

[Tree-Fires]


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That Christmas tree you painstakingly directed may be a sight to behold-- just make sure you don't take any chances.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


That's the message from the Los Angeles Fire Department -- demonstrating here that it takes only SECONDS for dry trees to go up in flames.
Each year, there about 40 fatalities related to Christmas tree fires.
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[SOT 03:13:57]
[IN Q= You can imagine]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Steve Valenzuela/ L.A. County Fire Dept.]

((STEVE VALENZUELA/L.A. COUNTY FIRE DEPT.: YOU CAN IMAGINE IF A CHRISTMAS TREE HAS BEEN CUT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, OR MAYBE ONE OR TWO MONTHS AGO, THAT IF IT HASN'T HAD ANY REAL SOURCE OF WATER, OR BEEN IN THE GROUND, RIGHT NOW IT'S GOING TO BE VERY, VERY DRY.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=very, very dry.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Christmas tree fire could leave an entire home engulfed within five minutes.
The experts advice? Keep candles and any heat sources away from trees.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7 -
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[VO-NAT]


It's a tough task for new moms - finding a place to breast feed in private, when they're out.
But one local university's making it a lot easier.
We'll tell you about it.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 2 6/7 3 8 2/8 22 25 27 31/2 3 29 46 47/31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-2-6

(four, two, six)


Pick 4:
7-3-8-2

(seven, three, eight, two)


Cash 5:
8-22-25-27-31

(eight, twenty-two, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty-one)


The Big Game:
2-3-29-46-47. Big Money Ball: 31

(two, three, twenty-nine, forty-six, forty-seven. Big Money

Ball: thirty-one)


[Breast-Feeding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-44 35:17]
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Montgomery Regional Hospital is leading the nation in breast feeding. The hospital employs three lactation consultants who teach new moms everything they need to know. Now the hospital is assisting Virginia Tech, so all those mothers have some place to do it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Young/Lactation Consultant; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jessie Meltsner/Va. Tech Women's Center; :50]
[SUPER=01-Mary Potter/New Mother; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; ]
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[OUT Q=Health Check.]

((Montgomery Regional is helping Tech establish centers located conveniently throughout campus where new moms can privately breast feed and pump breast milk for their babies.
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[SOT tc 01:37:51]
[IN Q=We will provide]

((MARJORIE YOUNG/LACTATION CONSULTANT: WE WILL PROVIDE THE EQUIPMENT THE PUMPS AND THE SUPPLIES, ALSO PRENATAL EDUCATION, POST-NATAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR MOMS.))
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[OUT Q=for moms.]

Tech is the first university in Southwest Virginia to set up lactation rooms. Young says it will help working moms follow the American Academy of Pediatrics new recommended guidelines to breast feed exclusively for six months.
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[SOT tc 01:39:10]
[IN Q=One woman said]

((MARJORIE YOUNG/LACTATION CONSULTANT: ONE WOMAN SAID THAT SHE WAS ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO BREAST FEED DURING A LONG INTERVIEW SHE STEPPED OUT, NURSED HER CHILD AND CAME BACK AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE DECIDING FACTORS FOR HER OF BEING EMPLOYED AT VIRGINIA TECH.))
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[OUT Q=at Virginia Tech]
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[SOT tc 02:02:02]
[IN Q=It means ]

((JESSIE MELTSNER/VA TECH WOMEN'S CENTER: IT MEANS MORALE AMONG WORKERS IS HIGHER, STUDIES HAVE FOUND BREAST FED BABIES HAVE FEWER ILLNESSES, MOMS ARE OUT LESS WITH SICK BABIES.))
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[OUT Q=sick babies]

Instead employees can take a few minutes on a break to feed their babies in a room where they don't have to worry about being interrupted.
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[SOT tc 02:18:35]
[IN Q=Where you can]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: WHERE YOU CAN TAKE TEN MINUTES...IS WONDERFUL, YOU THINK SO.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=you think so.]

Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

[Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:53:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another 25 million dollars in funding could soon be on the way to the nation's food banks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants to increase the amount of money The Emergency Food Assistance Program receives every year.
Goodlatte says local food banks are serving more families than ever, and the increase would provide another 15 to 20 million meals a year.
The money would come from unspent funds in the federal food stamp program.
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In sports, capital murder charges may await Rae Carruth, more area high school football players gain statewide recognition and Sugar Time hits the news stands tomorrow.
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First the extra point.
The NFL says it's going to review the way referees throw their penalty flags.
Cleveland's Orlando Brown has an eye injury after being hit by a one Sunday.
Brown, still in the hospital this morning apologized for knocking the ref down after the incident.
The league hasn't announced yet if Brown will be punished for that.
Here are the boards.
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[S-Carruth]


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Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty in the case against former Charlotte Panther Rae Carruth.
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A judge denied Carruth bond today and briefed the 25 year old on the latest charge--one count of first degree murder.
Carruth is charged in the drive by shooting death of his girlfriend 24 year old Cherica Adams. Her son Chancellor was delivered by C-Section shortly after the shooting and continues to improve at a Charlotte hospital.
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Carruth was returned to Charlotte on Sunday after jumping bail.
He was captured in Tennessee where police found him hiding in the trunk of a car.
Carruth is one of four defendants. It could be more than a year before his case goes to trial.

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The Roanoke Express excited the fans in the Roundhouse with another win last night.
Roanoke's Chris Cantu scored on a power play in the first period and Ben Schust picked up a goal in the second as the Express beat the Peoria Rivermen two to one.
Peoria outshot Roanoke 38-24. Express Goal tender Daniel Berthiaume made 37 saves.
Roanoke has been red ot of late this is its third straight win.


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In the NHL, Toronto keeps its lead in the Eastern Conferences by winning the battle in Tampa Bay tonight.
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The Lightening kept it close for two periods tying it up at two in the late in the second.
But the Leafs get two goals in the third and go on to beat Tampa Bay four to two.
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The Associated Press' Group Three A all-state team has been announced and several Friday Football Extra standouts have topped the list. Fleming's Kareem Waller is a first team center, the Colonels' Charles Corner is a first team defensive lineman,
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while their teammate Jermaine Hardy has earned first team all-state honors as both a running back and defensive back.

Hardy is a multiple winner of the Friday Football Extra player of the week honor.
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Pulaski County punter Paul Taylor also earned first team all-state honors. Cave Spring's Michael Hamlar earned second team honors as a running back. ((BYE BYE))


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Another magazine celebrating the Hokies' Sweet Season is set to hit area News stands today. Mike Stevens gives us a preview of "Sugar Time."
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(( Lindy Davis has been publishing his college and pro football preseason magazines for the last 18 years, but rarely has he had a challenge like the one he faced in getting his latest creation "Sugar Time" in stores. ((LINDY DAVIS:)) Like so many entrepreneurs, Davis, who is a die hard Alabama fan couldn't resist the opportunity to cash in on the Hokies success and at the same time give Tech fans another way to remembers the school's first ever 11-and-0 season. ((LINDY DAVIS:)) But the magazine would not have been possible with the efforts of local writer Roland Lazenby. The Wytheville native who now teaches at Tech called on the likes of writers Chris Colston, Mike Ashley and Brian Myers to help him write the 64 page magazine that includes features on Frank Beamer, Corey Moore, Andre Davis and of course Michael Vick. ((ROLAND LAZENBY/"SUGAR TIME EDITOR:)) The full color magazine will be available at area stores starting on Wednesday. It sells for $5.99. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
((BYE BYE))

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Still to come Virginia Tech hangs tough with seventh ranked Auburn in the San Juan Shootout.
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And the game of musical chairs of coaches in college football is played in North Carolina.
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Try to imagine if you can Virginia's George Welsh swapping jobs with Tech's Frank Beamer.
It's difficult but something similar happened in North Carolina.
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As Mike O'Cain accepted an assistant coaching job at the University of North Carolina. Cain was fired last month after serving the past seven years as the head coach of the Tarheels' hated rival N.C. State. He will serve as the Heels' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' coach. While at State he was 0-and-7 against Carolina.
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Virginia Tech played seventh ranked Auburn tough in the second half but couldn't pick up the win in the San Juan Shootout.
Freshman Brian Chase led Tech with 22 points and Dennis Mimms added 15 in the Hokies' 73-63 loss to Auburn.
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UVA men's team picked up a win against instate rival Richmond. Adam Hall led the Cavaliers with 23 points in the Cavaliers 69-65 win over the Spiders.
Greg Stevenson had 22 for Richmond.


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