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Vance Wilkins of Amherst takes charge of Virginia's House of Delegates, becoming the first Republican Speaker... ever. On NEWS 7, we've got two LIVE reports on opening day in the General Assembly.
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And a new round of layoffs looms over the Southside textile industry... this time at Dan River Mills.

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In sports, Mike Stevens will check in from the media tour the Hokies get ready for a game at the Cassell.
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And Charlotte Hornet guard Bobby Phills is killed in a car accident this morning after the Hornets shootaround.
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Hope your kites are repaired after that last storm because another wind advisory goes into effect tomorrow. Details just ahead. [open]
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A historic day in Richmond. Vance Wilkins takes up the gavel as the first Republican speaker of the House of Delegates.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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For the first time ever, the Republicans have full control over every facet of state government .. from the Governor's mansion to the state house.
The question now is how will they handle that power over the next 60 days.
We begin our coverage with Steve Smallshaw at the capitol.
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As big a day as this is for the G-O-P, it's an even bigger day for one Central Virginian.
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You can see Governor Gilmore's State of Commonwealth Address one hour from now here on WDBJ-7.
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Ellen Qualls will have live reaction from the capitol, Tom Morris will be here to give us some political perspective. Our coverage begins at 7.
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Another big story of the day comes from textile country.
Dan River plans to open a plant in Mexico.
It's a joint venture could send almost 500 jobs south of the border, but company officials say they hope the impact will be much smaller.
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Joe Dashiell is in our Danville newsroom tonight with more on today's announcement.
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Keith, Dan River and Grupo Industrial Zaga of Mexico City have signed off on a joint venture, that will create a new weaving plant in Mexico.
Dan River says the move is necessary to serve clients who have already sent their garment operations south... but employees here are understandably concerned.
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For Dan River employees such as Patricia Meadows, Jimmie Terry, and Jerry Davis, the loss of jobs to Mexico is source of great concern.
But even as the company prepares to move 275 looms and related equipment from the Schoolfield Division II facility in Danville, company officials say they remain committed to their U-S manufacturing operations, and especially Danville where the company has invested nearly 300 million dollars in the last ten years.
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The new Danza plant shouldn't have an impact on employment levels here in Danville for at least twelve months, Keith
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With vacancies in other facilities here, and the possibility that new Home Fashions equipment will be brought in, company officials say they hope to minimize the number of employees who will lose their jobs.
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He called himself "Doctor Evil" on the Internet. Still ahead on News 7, he's sentenced for indecent proposals.
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((And I'm Scott Goldberg. Why are doctors leaving the Lewis Gale Clinic? UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON THE DOCTORS IN ORDER TO MEET THE STATUS QUO. One doctor who left last year tells why. I'll have that story next.))
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The Lewis-Gale Clinic, its parent company and its departing doctors are staying quiet about their contract talks.


But one doctor who used to work for Lewis-Gale isn't.
Scott Goldberg talked to him today ... and tells us what's going on behind the scenes; why the doctors have been quitting.
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Before he worked at a private practice ... Dr. Charles Judy worked at the Lewis-Gale Clinic in Shawsville.
It was a clinic managed by PhyCor ...
A clinic that had to pay PhyCor 15 percent of its profits.
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In return ... PhyCor was supposed to take care of the business side ... make the clinic more efficient ... negotiate better deals with HMOs.
What the company did, Judy says, is place what he calls "unreasonable demands" on the doctors.
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And Judy says taking on more patients ... just to help PhyCor's bottom line ... would hurt his ability to give patients the attention they deserved.
So he left.
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What's happening with the 18 doctors and their non-compete clauses isn't clear.
Their lawyer's in top-secret talks with PhyCor.
What is clear, to Dr. Judy, is: The doctors have no choice but to leave Lewis-Gale.
And if they can't stay in this area, he worries it's their patients who ultimately will pay the highest price.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Radford.))
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The Board of Supervisors in Patrick County is meeting this hour to discuss the financial future of Patrick Community Hospital.
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The hospital is struggling to overcome financial problems. Board members filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two months ago. Today's meeting comes just after acting administrator Carol Stevens, who was just appointed in June, resigned. Her resignation is effective January 28th.
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We'll have details on what the board plans to do about the hospital's debt tonight on News 7 at 11.[Stocks]


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It was not a routine traffic stop -- that's what the Police Benevolent Association is saying about the investigation of Roanoke police officer William (boo-SHAY) Boucher.
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He was placed on Administrative leave for shooting 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis. Officials say the incident started as a pursuit when Lewis refused to pull over.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll hear more from the P-B-A about the association's decision to defend Officer Boucher.


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Bedford County's push to get pedophiles off the Internet has put another man behind bars.
A federal judge in Lynchburg gave Raymond (CAN-up) Canupp 37 months in prison .. for trying to solicit sex from a young girl.
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Using the on-line name of "Dr. Evil", the 46-year-old North Carolina man thought he was sending nude photos to a 13-year-old.
It actually was an undercover Bedford County investigator.
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Once he's out, Canupp is banned from owning a computer or using the Internet. [Sports Tease]


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And coming up, Hornet guard Bobby Phills is killed in a car accident this morning the Hokies prepare for Duquense.

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And Mike Stevens pays a visit to Dale Jarrett as the reports from the media tour continue.
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Dale Jarrett dropped in on the NASCAR media tour to talk about his new attitude and show off his new look.
Mike Stevens explains.
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Police in Charlotte say Bobby Phills a 30 year old guard for the Hornets was driving his Porsche at a high rate of speed when he was killed in a two car accident this morning.
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Phills was involved in the accident just minutes after leaving the Hornets morning shootaround.
A team spokesman said his black Porsche collided with another car near tthe Charlotte Coliseum.
Phils was pronounced dead at the scene two other people were hospitalized.
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Virginia Tech is looking for a much needed home win against conference rival Duquesne tonight.
The Hokies are just one and three in the Cassell.
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Tech scores on average almost 63 points a contest, last in the conference.
The Hokies are oh and two in the A-10 and to get that first conference win they'll have to overcome Duquesne's quickness.
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The action tips off is at seven in Blacksburg.

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A passing motorist may have touched off a small brush fire on I-81 this morning.
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The fire started at about 11 on the northbound side of the highway in the Ironto area.
It burned about five acres before it was brought under control.
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A final reminder that we will present Governor Gilmore's State of Commonwealth Address tonight. (+++++++) [TAKE FS GFX]
Our special one-hour program begins at seven. Ellen Qualls will have live reaction from the capitol, and Tom Morris will be here to give us some political perspective.
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And we will have complete coverage of the governor's address on News 7 at 11.

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