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Congressman Virgil Goode bolts the Democratic Party, will run for re-election- -not as a Republican- -but as an in
dependent.
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And what to do with Victory Stadium? Proposals run the gamut from renovation to replacement... we've got the latest in our LIVE report.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, George Lynch, 30 Roanoke teens and Will Smith mix it u in Philly. Peanut is the freshman of the week.
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And Tech and UVa are getting ready to throw down tonight at the Richmond Coliseum.
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((I'M GOING TO RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT IN TWO- THOUSAND.))
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After months of speculation-- Congressman Virgil Goode sets a new political course.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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Goode is leaving the Democratic party to run as an Independent this fall.
The announcement follows months- -even years- -of speculation that Goode would switch parties. (+++++++) [TAKE FS MAP]
The Fifth Congressional District- -which he now represents- -spans Southside ...from Patrick to Mecklenberg County, includes Franklin County and runs all the way up to Charlottesville.
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Teresa Hamilton talked with the Congressman today.
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Keith, Goode says future redistricting did NOT play a role in his decision.
Some political analysts have argued that Goode could be punished by the Republicans and carved out of his district... if he didn't make a party switch.
Goode dismisses that notion-- saying he's simply following the advice of the people.
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That's one reason-- Virgil Goode says he's not especially worried about his decision to leave the democratic party.

After all-- Goode has made a name for himself voting on the issue, as he sees it, NOT along party lines.
Indeed-- Goode's voted more often with the republicans than the democrats-- even voting to impeach the president.
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((MY HEART HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON POSITIONS AND ISSUES AND MY STANDS ON POSITIONS AND ISSUES AREN'T CHANGING THEY ARE STAYING AS THEY WERE.))
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So what was it that led Goode to make the switch.
He says for several weeks now he's been listening to the people.
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(( SOME HAD SAID TO ME THAT YOU'LL BE BETTER OFF TO RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT, IF YOU DO THAT THEN YOU WON'T BE CRITICIZED BECAUSE YOU DID ATTEND OR DIDN'T ATTEND A CERTAIN EVENT, THEN THEY WOULDN'T SAY WELL YOU'RE NOT FOLLOWING A PARTY LINE, WHICH I HAVE NOT IN THE PAST.))
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Goode says he's uncertain how his decision will affect the committee's he's on.
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But, Keith, U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says it's his understanding Goode will maintain his seniority.





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The only truly happy reaction about Virgil Goode becoming an Independent comes from the only Independent in Richmond: Bedford's Lacey Putney.
Ellen Qualls reports from Virginia's capitol.
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(( Independent Delegate Lacey Putney's tickled pink -- and hopes Goode caucuses with Republicans in Washington like he does in Richmond.
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: VIRGIL GOODE IS VERY, VERY POPULAR. HE'S VERY STRONG. I THINK HE COULD HAVE RUN ON ANY TICKET HE WANTS TO RUN ON AND WIN.))
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The chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party puts a positive spin on things:
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: WE'D LOVE TO HAVE THE BIG D BEHIND HIS NAME. BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS WHEN THE ELECTION'S OVER, AND WE START COUNTING THE VOTES IN A CAUCUS, WHERE'S VIRGIL GONNA BE? I HEAR FROM VIRGIL'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT HE'S NOT GONNA BE WITH THE Rs.))
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The Republican chairman says it wasn't about political pragmatism.
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((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: ANYBODY WHO KNOWS VIRGIL KNOWS HE MADE THIS DECISION WITHOUT RESPECT TO REDISTRICTING. HE MADE IT BECAUSE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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And an old running mate from Southside's a little sad.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: I FEEL VERY CLOSE TO VIRGIL... I WOULD RATHER THAT VIRGIL BE A DEMOCRAT... WHAT'S BEST FOR VIRGIL AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.))
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The person who's opinion may matter most, northern Virginia Republican Congressman Tom Davis. He recruits Republicans in Congress and helps assign them to committees. Davis says Virgil Goode is still "very welcome" in the Republican caucus as an Independent. And Goode's announcement means Democrats' hopes of winning back Congress this fall just ended.
Ellen Qualls N7, Richmond. ))

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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is suing the Clinton White House and Justice Department over what he claims is a violation of his privacy rights.
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In a release late this afternoon, the Washington- based group "Judicial Watch" claims it has uncovered a secret database used to keep tabs on religious and pro- life leaders in the United States.
Falwell says efforts to learn whether he was included in that database have been stonewalled by the White House.
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Now Falwell has filed suit in federal court to order the release of that information.

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A Roanoke County firefighter has been charged with attempted murder.
Phillips Casteel was arrested at the Clearbrook Fire Station this morning. He's been a Roanoke County firefighter for about six months, though he's a resident of Floyd County.
In addition to the attempted murder charge, Floyd County sheriff's deputies charged Casteel with two counts of child neglect for allegedly tampering with a vehicle the children were in.
Casteel is in jail tonight and has been placed on administrative leave from the fire department withOUT pay.

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State police believe the driver of a car was at fault .. for an accident that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 this morning.
Police say a trucker was forced to change lanes as the car entered the highway at the Cloverdale interchange.
The truck avoided the car but overturned, then another car hit it from behind.
None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
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Roanoke police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a city resident overnight .. then drove away.
42-year-old Lynn Newton Turnbull was walking down Wentworth Avenue, when he was struck.
Police hope anyone who may have seen the accident will call the department, or Crime Line.

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Things are looking bright for laid off textile workers at the State Capitol.
Many lawmakers have signed on to support Delegate Ward Armstrong's Textile Workers' Relief Act of 2000 -- having heard from the workers in a community meeting on Saturday.
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: PERHAPS FOR ME THE MOST DEVASTATING... WE'RE HAVING INCREASED PROSPERITY PARTIALLY BECAUSE OF NAFTA.))
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The relief bill would increase jobless benefits for workers laid off in areas of double digit unemployment... and it would expand Medicaid to cover their health needs.
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Baldness ... and heart disease .. a local doctor talks about the link. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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The committee considering the future of Victory Stadium is recommending construction of a new, smaller facility.

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But tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the debate over the future of the Roanoke landmark is far from over.
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Keith, Victory Stadium is just one of the recreation recommendations the Citizens advisory committee will outline to the public Wednesday evening...
But it's certainly the most controversial...
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((Cheryl Smith uses the track at Victory Stadium, and hopes to continue her walks there... but she would also like to see the facility used by more people, more often.
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The stadium has a rich history... from the high school and college football rivalries played out on McClelland field... to the stock car races that made a brief return in the early 90s. With multi-million dollar renovations required, the advisory committee believes a new smaller stadium is the best alternative.
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Still the debate isn't over... from those who want the current structure renovated... to others such as former athletic official and conference commissioner Dan Wooldridge, who support construction of a new stadium larger than the one proposed.
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To committee members it's a question of economics... spend 15 to 20 million renovating Victory Stadium... and there will be little money to address other recreation needs throughout the city.
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But Keith... we haven't heard the last of this debate... the next installment comes Wednesday from four to seve

n at the Civic Center exhibition hall.[Voter-ID]


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The bill that would require voters to present an I-D at the polls has passed the state Senate.
The measure was passed as a 10 locality pilot project last year, then thrown out by a judge as being unfair because it was NOT statewide.
The new bill would be statewide.
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The voter I-D measure next heads to the House of Delegates.

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Thinning on top could be a sign of something far worse than losing your hair. One of the largest studies of its kind links baldness to heart disease. [VO NAT]
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Researchers in Boston found men who lose hair at the back of the head are more likely to suffer heart problems -- 36-percent more likely.
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Roanoke cardiologist Doctor Michael Fenster says not all balding men are at risk.
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Doctors say men with crown baldness should be screened for high cholesterol. The study is in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Coming up tonight on the big 7. UVa and Virginia Tech are set to battle on the Richmond Coliseum hardwood. Peanut makes his mark in the Big south.
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And we'll travel to Philadelphia along with 30 Roanoke teenagers as they experience the trip of a lifetime this past weekend.
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Tonight is the night UVa fans across the state have been waiting for since October the 2nd. That's the night Tech beat UVa in football and the balance of power throughout the Commonwealth hasn't been the same since. But tonight the two meet in basketball at 7:30 at the Richmond Coliseum and Cavalier fans are looking to silence their Hokie counterparts.
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The Wahoos are coming off an impressive win against UNC and they don't plan on letting up tonight in Richmond.
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Next season the game will be played at Cassell Coliseum the day after Thanksgiving.

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The VMI Keydets are home tonight. Bart Bellairs' team takes on UNC Greensboro in a seven o'clock tipoff. The Keydets will be looking to break an 11 game losing streak.
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And Liberty is on the road tonight in the Big South playing at Charleston Southern.

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Radford freshman Peanut Arrington picked up Rookie of the Week honors from the Big South Conference.
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The Bedford native scored 15 points and downed four of six three point attempts victory over UNC-Ashville.
Arrington also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists to help the Highlanders to the 92-79 win.
The guard also scored nine points and four assists against Richmond.
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Saturday, Star City product and 76er forward George Lynch brought some Roanoke City kids to Philadelphia to watch the Sixers and the Pacers play on his tab. Steve Mason has this special story.
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A domestic abuser took the life of a Roanoke woman last week. Now, friends and advocates against domestic violence are holding a candlelight vigil to remember Linda Miller.
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Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with more.
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Linda Miller was abused by her former boyfriend Tyrone Turpin for years.
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But last Thursday it ended when Turpin shot Miller in front of her two young children before turning the gun on himself.
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Total Action Against Poverty is holding the candlelight vigil in front of the Lee Plaza in downtown Roanoke.
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We'll hear from the people taking part in the vigil tonight on News 7 at 11.


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