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Up first on NEWS 7 tonight: Layoffs in the works at the Volvo Truck plant- -even as lawmakers in Richmond deal with southside textile layoffs.
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And murder suicide in northwest Roanoke.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, Mark Byington is coaching at UVa, the Hokies are back into the A-10 Chase thanks to Brian.
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And we will hear from Ronde Barber as his Buccaneers look to advance to the Super Bowl this coming weekend.
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Blowing snow and dangerous wind chills headline tonight's weather story. And those of you making weekend plans, might want to stay tuned for a new winter weather threat. [open]
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Union leaders say layoffs are on the way at Volvo. The union expects official word tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Volvo-Layoffs]


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Volvo's Dublin plant started off the New Year with 400 layoffs.
Now, the auto workers' union says more are on the way.
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Marya Jones is in our Blacksburg News Room with more.
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Keith, many Volvo workers in Dublin are wondering tonight if they'll still have jobs tomorrow.
That's when Volvo officials at the plant are expected to project how much further they'll have to cut back production.
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It's no secret that the commercial truck industry has been on the skids in recent months, after a decline in orders for new trucks.
Volvo has suffered more than many heavy duty truck makers.
It's had to cut back nearly 20 percent on its production.
The Dublin plant employs about three-thousand workers.
No word yet on how many of them might be out of work in this round of layoffs.
Officials from the local United Auto Workers union met with Volvo plant officials last night.
They expect to know how the reduced truck demand will affect the job picture tomorrow.
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The plant has been putting out 132 trucks a day before the last round of layoffs.
With the latest cuts, we're told it could even go as low as 100 a day.
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Volvo officials we contacted today were withholding comment on the cutbacks.
However, both union officials and Pulaski county officials said they have every reason to believe that a 148-milli

on dollar expansion at the plant is still on track.[Textile-Relief]


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The three thousand jobs lost in Southside since June are getting noticed in Richmond.
Today, 40 lawmakers signed on to the Textile Workers' Relief Act of 2000.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: VIRGINIA'S WORKING MEN AND WOMEN DESERVE TO BE TREATED PROPERLY!))
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Roscoe Reynolds says 232 dollars a week is NOT enough in jobless benefits for anyone-- much less the six thousand people who've lost their jobs since NAFTA became federal law.
Reynolds wants to raise the check a hundred dollars in areas with double digit unemployment.
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((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: I'VE TOLD MY PEOPLE THAT THE BEST DAYS OF MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY ARE IN FRONT OF THEM. PLEASE LET ME KEEP THAT PROMISE TO THEM.))
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Ward Armstrong wants Medicaid to cover the laid off textile workers-- whose jobless benefits ironically put them just outside Medicaid qualification now.
As soon as they started talking about the Textile Workers Relief Act, in swept an unlikely ally: a Tidewater Republican who says the shipyards in his area desperately need skilled workers, on a temporary basis.
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((DEL. FRANK WAGNER/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT WE EMPTY MARTINSVILLE AND HAVE THEM RELOCATE. BUT MERELY SOLVE A TEMPORARY LABOR CONDITION.))
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Already, they're working on legislation that would help pay for temporary housing for textile workers who want to build ships until their ship comes in again in Southside.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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A Roanoke man killed his girlfriend then himself this afternoon while her small children were still in the house.
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Police say 32-year-old Tyrone Turpin killed 33-year-old Linda Miller. They say he arrived at his girlfriend's house at 807 Kellogg Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. Police say the couple argued, Turpin shot Miller several times then killed himself. The woman's two young children ran next door and asked a neighbor to call police. The woman died about an hour later.
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First, another bit of snow... then strong wind. We're in for some severe wind chill tonight.
Robin Reed has the cold, hard fact.
[MCU]WXCENTER Keith, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg issues a Wind Chill Advisory when readings are expected to drop to -15. And that will be the case tonight when you combine temperatures in the teens with winds of 30 and 40 mph. [WXPRO/FULL]WIND CHILL GRAPHIC TOMORROW FORECAST
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Not much bread left at the grocery store ... no school today.
All indications are: the first big storm of the century has hit Roanoke.
Just one thing's missing: The snow.
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Scott Goldberg has been watching the little snow that DID fall as it melted today ... and has our weather story tonight from Roanoke.
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Keith, not much snow left here -- but people who stocked up on bread and eggs yesterday might be making lots of French toast in the New River Valley tonight -- it is snowing there.
Also ... V-DOT reports some slick patches on Interstates 81 and 77 in far Southwest Virginia.
But around here, it's been a pleasant day,.
This was -- for the most part -- the winter storm that wasn't.
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((NATS: V-DOT TRUCKS))
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Early this morning, the trucks were loading up ... getting ready to plow through a winter wonderland.
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((QUICK NATS: PLOWING MALL PARKING LOT))
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But not long after the sun came up ... plow drivers found themselves wondering where winter went.
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((SEAN KYLE/RHG LANDSCAPING: JUST RIDE AROUND AND PUSH AROUND THE SLUSH. THAT'S ABOUT IT.))
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((QUICK!! NATS: BLOWING SNOW.))
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Southwest Virginia wasn't without its rough spots.
Wind blew snow across roads -- like this one in Rockbridge County.
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But in Roanoke County, it was fun in the sun ... with a little snow mixed in.
Even students admitted they weren't sure why they weren't in school.
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((JOANNA MC GRATH: I WAS SURPRISED WHEN IT HAPPENED ... Scott Goldberg: But you're not complaining? McGRATH: NO.))
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At the mall ... where this 6th-grader spent some of her day ... merchants weren't sure why they were so bored.
No one in school, no danger in driving -- it seemed like this "snow day" would be a perfect mall day.
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((DONNA ASHCRAFT/VALLEY VIEW MALL: THE WEATHER PEOPLE ON T-V TELL PEOPLE HOW BAD THE ROADS ARE. THEN NOBODY WANTS TO COME OUT.))
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Here's a reason to be careful if you DO go out later tonight.
V-DOT is warning drivers not to take anything for granted.
Though most of the snow in the Roanoke region has melted ... dropping temperatures could turn that melted snow on roads into ice.
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Keith.[School-Closings]


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We will run updated school announcements every half hour throughout the evening ... and continuously tomorrow morning.
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And you can get the latest school closings and delays any time on our home page at W-D-B-J-7--dot-com.
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Police search for a pit bull that bit an officer. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And the search is over in this case. A trooper makes a traffic stop ... and finds a pair of pythons along for the ride.
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It's the case of a speeding drug suspect and his pet pythons.
State Police pulled over a man from Suffolk on I-81 yesterday morning.
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When it was all over, the snakes and their handler were in custody. Jewell Boyd was taken to the Regional Jail. The snakes are being held at the Natural Bridge Zoo.
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((THE ONE SNAKE IS QUITE SICK. IT HAS MOUTH ROT AND EVERYTHING ELSE. IT JUST SHOWS, MAYBE, NOT NEGLECT, BUT A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE PERSON'S PART TAKING CARE OF IT.))
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
These natives of Asia don't travel well in this kind of weather. They're happier in 90-degree heat.
The two Burmese Pythons had been in a pillow case on the front seat of the car, along with a small amount of cocaine, according to state police. Herpetologists at the Zoo said they felt something unusual in one of the snakes.
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((THEY COULDN'T DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT WAS IN THESE SNAKES, BUT THEY FEEL LIKE IT WAS NOT SOMETHING THE SNAKES HAD EATEN. OF COURSE I SHOULDN'T MAKE THIS STATEMENT, BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL TRY TO PASS DRUGS OFF IN SNAKES WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONTAINERS IN THE BODY. AND WHEN THEY REACH THEIR POINT OF DESTINATION, OF COURSE THEY KILL THE SNAKE, EUTHANISE THE SNAKE AND TAKE THE DRUGS OUT. WE DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE CASE.))
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The snakes will be kept at the Zoo until it passes.
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In the meantime, 24-year old Jewell Boyd is charged with possession of cocaine and reckless driving on a suspended

license, at 90 miles an hour.[Pit-Bull]


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Meanwhile, police are looking for a couple of pit bulls.
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They searched through the Eastern Avenue neighborhood today .. where one of the dogs attacked a Roanoke police officer last night. The dog bit Officer C-E Curry four times, as she was picking up another pit bull. She shot the attacking dog in the shoulder, and both dogs ran.
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((APPARENTLY THESE DOGS WERE AT ONE TIME KENNELED IN THE BACKYARD BEHIND THE RESIDENCE THERE. APPARENTLY THE DOGS WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE FROM THE KENNEL AREA.))
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The owner faces up to a 25-hundred-dollar fine and a year in jail. Police say Officer Curry may need rabies treatment, but she's recovering from her injuries.
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A father and son in Bedford County have been charged with manufacturing child pornography.
42- year- old Derrick Noell (no-EL) and his 18- year- old son Jesse were arrested last week in their home near Vinton.
Police also seized pornographic material involving two underaged females.
The alleged operation came to light after a tip to a Bedford County school resource officer.

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Blue chips fall ... Tech stocks set another record. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow dropped 138 points. But NASDAQ rose 38 points to a record high.

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The possibility that a new Wal-Mart will be built in Bonsack is raising concerns among residents who live near the property.
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Located at the intersection of route 460 and alternate route 220, the parcel has been zoned for commercial use for more than 20 years.
The owner isn't confirming that Wal-Mart will locate there, but county administrator Elmer Hodge says officials will work with the developer to minimize any problems.
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((THE THING THAT WE NEED TO DO IS WORK WITH THE CITIZENS AND WORK WITH THE DEVELOPERS TO MAKE THAT AS NICE A PROJECT AS POSSIBLE.))
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Opponents are organizing neighbors. A flyer distributed this morning warns that Wal- Mart might be moving in, and encourages residents to voice their opposition.
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[Voter-ID]


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Voting in Virginia could be a whole new experience when the Republican- controlled legislature gets through this year.
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Virginia currently only puts party labels next to presidential candidates.
After years of failed bills, that looks likely to change.
The chairmen of both major parties suddenly agree.
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((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: JUST HAVING AN I-D ON THE BALLOT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHETHER YOU'RE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT JUST SEEMS TO BE TRUTH IN CAMPAIGNING TO US.))
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: PARTY'S POSITION HAS BEEN WE LIKE IDENTIFICATION. WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO SAY WE'RE DEMOCRATS. I THINK THAT'S GONNA BE FAVORABLE TO OUR CAUSE.))
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I WILL TELL YOU, I'VE VOTED BOTH WAYS ON THIS THING, DEPENDING ON THE PRESSURES THAT I GOT AT THE TIME. I DON'T THINK IT'S THAT IMPORTANT REALLY.))
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Also likely to become law this year: statewide use of voter I-Ds at the polls.
Voters having to register by party is another measure that could succeed under a Republican majority.
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[L'burg-Registrar]


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85 percent of Lynchburg's new voters sign up at the Department of Motor Vehicles, so now the city wants to move its registrar's office to the D-M-V. The move was okayed by Lynchburg's electoral board yesterday.
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If approved by the federal government, the voter registrar would move out of City Hall, where just seven people signed up to vote in the last two months of 1999.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Ronde talks about the chance of a lifetime. Former Salem star Mark Abingdon talks about coaching for the Cavs.
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And Roy Stanley talks with the man who has gotten the Hokies back in the chase for more than respectability in the A-10.
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The NFL divisional championship games are set for this weekend, and when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit the turf in St. Louis to battle the Rams, Roanoke's own Ronde Barber will be carrying the torch for the Commonwealth. The former Cave Spring star says being a win away from the Super Bowl is as amazing to him as it is to us all.
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Ronde is in his third year in the league and his second as a starter. He's also part of what most consider the best defense in the entire NFL.
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Randy Moss is a big guy, but today he was beaten by a little squirt! Moss was fined $40 thousand dollars by the NFL
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for squirting Gatorade on an official during the fourth quarter of last weekend's playoff loss to the Rams. Moss thought interference should have been called on the play, so he decided to douse field judge Jim Saracino with the regrettable squirt.
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The Hokies are currently riding a three game win streak in the Atlantic 10 after last night's win over Fordham.
There are many reasons for the streak, but the biggest is the play of guard Brian Chase. Roy Stanley has his story.
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((After a stint at Hargrave Military, Chase joined the Hokies on December 17-th. Three days later Chase began his collegiate career at the San Juan Shootout where he was named to the all tournament team and later named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the week.)) ((BRIAN CHASE/TECH GUARD)) ((RICKY STOKES/TECH HEAD COACH)) ((Chase is shooting 43-per cent from the field and he's averaging over 12 points a game third on the team.
And Chase quickly earned the respect from his Hokie teammates.)) ((ANDRE RAY/TECH FORWARD)) ((Support from his teammates has been a positive for the point guard and it's also helped his confidence.)) ((CHASE)) ((Chase and the Hokies hope to make it 4 straight wins in a row when they visit Temple this weekend.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Former Salem basketball standout Mark Byington has joined the Virginia men's basketball team - not as player but as a coach.
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Byington is a graduate assistant for the Cavaliers. He sits courtside at games and charts plays for Pete Gillen.
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Byington is no stranger to University Hall. Back in 1994, he won Salem's first state championship as the Spartans marquee player. He went on to earn all state honors. With his playing days now behind him, he has his sights set on being a head coach and learning from Coach Gillen has been extremely productive.
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The Hokies may not be the national football champs this year, but Virginia Tech is still on a "sugar high" of sorts.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom to explain.
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Keith, when all is said and done - Virginia Tech expects to have received around 17-thousand applications from prospective students for the fall.
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Officials say that record high number is due in no small part to Hokie success on the football field last season, that culminated in the Sugar Bowl.
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And this year's record could be just a preview of what's to come next year.
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More on that, and what this means for students looking to get into Tech, tonight on News 7 at 11.

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