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Coming up next...
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Several lawmakers made the trip from Richmond-- to hear, first hand, from hundreds of laid off textile workers.
Plus, Congressman Virgil Goode says he's decided what his future plans will be-- but is he willing to reveal those plans?
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Hundreds of laid-off textile workers make their plea for help to members of the General Assembly.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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Recent layoffs at Tultex and other textile plants have left many southside workers jobless.
But these displaced workers are hoping to get help from the state government.
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Joy Sutton attended a local meeting today with lawmakers and the laid off workers -- and joins us with details.
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Teresa,
The laid -off textile workers told state lawmakers today -- they need more unemployment money, insurance and training to find new jobs.
And many said they don't want to relocate.
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((DELEGATE WARD ARMSTONG/MARTINSVILE: I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU CAN NOT TRAVEL TO RICHMOND. TODAY WE BROUGHT RICHMOND TO MARTINSVILLE))
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Dozens of delegates and senators from the Virginia General Assembly came to Henry County -- for one purpose -- to listen to the needs and concerns of laid off textile workers.
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((MARY MINTER /FORMER TULTEX WORKER: WE'RE WAITING TO GET AN ANSWER. HOPING TO GET A JOB. WE HAVE TO START AT THE BOTTOM.))
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Delegate Ward Armstrong is one of the chief patrons of the textile workers relief act of 2-thousand.
It's a bill that would provide a state Medicaid program and additional unemployment benefits for displaced workers in high unemployment areas in Virginia.
Some displaced workers say they hope their personal stories -- and pleas for help -- will not go in vain.
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((KENNETH HAIRSTON: FOR YOU OTHER PEOPLE FROM FAIRFAX AND NORFOLK. PLEASE DON'T COME DOWN HERE TO PATRONIZE US. PLEASE DON'T COME DOWN TO PAY US LIP SERVICE. TO ADD TO YOU RESUME THE NEXT TIME YOU RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.))
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Some of the workers also had a message for Congressman Virgil Goode -- to take back to Washington.
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((ELIZABETH DEVINS: GET IT BACK TO CONGRESS THAT THEY PASSED ALL THESE NAFTA BILLS TO TAKE OUR JOBS AWAY. AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE MORE THAN MORE THAN THE TEXTILE JOBS ARE GOING TO GO AWAY THE WAY YOU KEEP PASSING THESE BILLS))
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And Goode agrees that trade agreements need to be evaluated more closely.
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But as the delegates and senators listened -- many say they are committed to making sure these worker get the help they need.
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Already 60 members of the General Assembly have signed the bill -- but to pass it, it needs more than half the vote in both the house and the senate.
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And then, Teresa, Governor Jim Gilmore must sign it.

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For months now, rumors have been circulating that Congressman Virgil Goode was abandoning the democratic party -- to run as a republican or an independent.
And while Goode will NOT confirm his future plans-- today he said he has made a decision.
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Goode says he plans to make the announcement to the media in the fifth district but would NOT confirm when.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato expects Goode to run as an independent.



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Also making news tonight is the weather. The area is expected to see some snow fall tonight. How much might we see, let's check in now with Andrew Freiden for the details.

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Investigators are still searching for the cause of last night's fire that destroyed a building at a Franklin County marina.
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It broke out at the Twin Ridge Marina near Philpott Lake shortly after 5:30 yesterday.
When firefighters got there, the marina was already engulfed in flames.
The Marina housed a restaurant and snack bar, but was closed for the season.
No boats were damaged and no one was hurt.
Firefighters say the building was a complete loss.
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The Radford Police Department is looking for a man who disappeared 11 days ago.
Friends of 29 year old David Michael Robinson reported him missing from the Alleghany Apartments in Radford on January 14-th.
Police do NOT suspect foul play but are concerned about his whereabouts.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO] If you have any information you can call the Radford Police Department at 540- 731- 3624 or 731-3627.



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A Virginia man accused of murder is arrested across the border, that's one story we're working on.
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Plus these furry felines took a break from napping to take part in the Cat Fanciers show in Roanoke, we'll tell you more about it coming up.
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A Virginia man accused of killing his wife in a house fire two months ago was arrested yesterday in Central America.
Charles Douglas Riner disappeared with the couple's three children after allegedly setting fire to the family's home in Wise County.
Riner and the three children escaped from the fire through an upstairs window.
Riner's wife, Karen, died in the blaze.
Officials say the children were also located in Panama and all are safe.



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Cat lovers from across the valley got a chance to see some of the best felines today.
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The Cat Fanciers' Cat Show came to the Clarion Hotel in Roanoke. Different breeds of felines were judged in front of an audience And if you wanted to take home a cat.... several were up for adoption. If you missed the show today you can check it out tomorrow from 10 until 4.
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Before there were hospitals many people might have gone to the doctors home.
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Coming up we'll take you to Wythe County where the old tools of medicine are preserved along with the memory of the doctor who lived here.
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Doctor John (Howl-er) Haller was known as Wythe county's first resident physician.
Nearly two centuries later, his residence still attracts visitors interested in both history and early medicine.

Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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(( During the early 1800's in Wythe county, THIS was the house you'd go to if you were sick.
The "Rock House", as it's known, was the home of Doctor John Haller, who was originally from York, Pennsylvania.


And even at this late date, you'll find the medicine cabinet is still well stocked.
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Dr. Haller also served as the county coroner, and later as delegate to the Virginia legislature.
These original medicine bottles and patient ledgers are among the priceless artifacts on display at the Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
The Gibboney's were descendants of the Hallers--who, by the way, all stayed in the medical profession.
The house itself was built in 1823, it's exterior trademark stone is made of local gray limestone.
Family members kept ownership of the house for 140 years.
Then town of Wytheville bought it, and opened it as a museum in 1972.
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((FRANCES EMERSON/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE HAVE ABOUT 300 PIECES THAT ARE ORIGINAL TO THE FAMILY. WE'RE VERY LUCKY WITH THAT. OTHER PIECES WERE DONATED FROM OTHER LOCAL FAMILIES FROM THE SAME TIME PERIOD. PROBABLY HALF THE CHINA THAT WE HAVE OUT IS ORIGINAL. )) [RUNS:13]
Some of the most interesting period pieces are this bed, brought in from New Orleans... a magic lantern found in the Haller boys' room, and this piano forte, an original Haller family heirloom.
Besides being a family residence, the house also served as a Civil War- era hospital.
It has its own battle wound...this bullet hole from 18-63...
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((FRANCES EMERSON/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THAT'S WHEN THE BATTLE WAS TAKING PLACE RIGHT OUTSIDE HERE. AND WE THINK, FROM THE ANGLE OF THE BULLET, THAT IT'S FROM THE HOME FORCES THAT WERE PROTECTING THE TOWN AND IT RICOCHETED AND CAME IN THE HOME. BUT THE LEGEND IS THAT THIS HOUSE WAS SET ON FIRE THREE TIMES, BUT MRS. HALLER WAS ABLE TO PUT THE FIRE OUT EACH TIME, AND SAVE THE HOUSE. SO, WE'RE VERY LUCKY THIS HOUSE IS STILL HERE.)) [RUNS:24]
The home's reputation extends far beyond the boundaries of Wythe County...it's a registered historical landmark.
It's closed for renovation now, but will re- open in April.
Admission to the museum is two dollars for adults...one dollar for children.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Wytheville. ))
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The prediction of snowy weather didn't stop hundreds of folks from going to Virginia's largest furniture sale.
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Hundreds came for bargains at Grand Furniture's warehouse in Roanoke. Besides reduced prices on beds, recliners, and sofas -- shoppers were treated to free drinks, popcorn and hot dogs. The Grand sale wraps up tomorrow from noon until 6.
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And coming up in sports, Tech was at Temple today looking for its fourth straight win. The Roanoke College men continued their ODAC schedule at the Bast Center.
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While the Lady Maroons get a conference win over Randolph-Macon Womans College.
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An ODAC doubleheader in Salem, started off with the Roanoke College women hosting Randolph-Macon Woman's College.


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Members of Roanoke's men's team awaited their game in the stands, cheering the Lady Maroons on to victory.
Roanoke jumped out to an early lead, but Randolph-Macon Woman's College tried to keep it close as Meagan Horner gets the assist with the short pass to Victoria Gipson. Gipson turns and finds the net.
The Wildcats' Tara Carleton looks for the score, driving the baseline, then draining the jumper for two.
Roanoke's Kristina McMillian liked the looks of that play and turned around one just like it for the Maroons.
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Roanoke College stays on a roll Carrie McConnell fires the ball off to former Cave Spring Knight Cheryl Rhodes and the Maroons devastate the Wildcats 89 to 40.
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The Roanoke College men would hook up with The Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon in the second game.
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The Maroons taking the floor as the players were being introduced.
Roanoke starts off working it inside to Ramsey Hathaway he puts it in for two.
Randolph-Macons Mike Moore gets physical off the miss he pump fakes and lays in for the score and the Yellow Jackets would take the lead.
Roanoke keeps going inside this time Colby Leftwich with the layup in close.
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The Yellow Jackets move it around to Jamey Rice he makes the nice move and nails the 13-footer and but Roanoke wins the game 63 to 54.
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Since joining the Atlantic 10 Virginia Tech has yet to beat Temple.
But the Hokies rolled into the Philadelphia, The city of Brotherly Love, riding a three game conference win streak.
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Temple coach John Chaney trying to get his owls into the game.
Tech's Dennis Mims takes it inside for the jam but the Hokies trailed by one.
But moments later guard Brian Chase nails this three pointer and the game was tied at 10 to 10 early in the first half.
Temple answered with the three. Mark Karcher is on the mark and the Owls went up by 3.
And that lead would go to 7 as Lamont Barnes works the inside for the jam and it was 19 to 12.
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The Hokies go to their big gun Roland Roberts. He hits the baseline jumper cutting the lead to four but Temple goes on to win the conference game 66 to 46.
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The Blue Devils of Duke have set the record for consecutive wins at 28 in the A-C-C with this afternoons 75 to 61 win over Wake Forest.
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The Demon Deacons huddle around head coach Dave Odom.
Duke led by 4 at the half but this Shane Battier jumper made the score 52 to 43 Duke.
But Wake makes a run midway through the second half. Here the big guys work the boards and get the put back and the lead was cut to 8.
Moments later Wake Guard Robert O'Kelly takes it strong to the hoop for the score and the lead was cut to six.
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Jason Williams pulls up behind the line and hits the three and the Blue Devils win it 75 to 61.
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Tennessee and Jacksonville will square off tomorrow afternoon in the A-F-C championship game, The winner advancing to the Super Bowl.
The Titans beat the Jaguars twice this season and Tennessee knows the routine preparing for Jacksonville.
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