[7-Schoolwatch]

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We have one school announcement this morning.
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Mount Rogers school in Grayson County schools is delayed one hour.


[7-E-Flag-Bill]


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More than 130 years after the Civil War, the "war between the states" continues in Richmond.
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Roanoke re-enactor Chris Caveness (KAV-i-ness) is lobbying for the return of the 28th Virginia Regiment's battle flag -- captured at Gettysburg.
The regiment suffered 90 percent casualties, and lost its flag to a soldier from Minnesota.
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[SOT tape two 16;52:53]
[IN Q=This flag]

((CHRIS CAVENESS/28TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY RE-ENACTOR: THIS FLAG IS THE ONLY FLAG WHICH HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED... ACT OF RECONCILIATION, REUNIFICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Caveness/28th Virginia Infantry Re-enactor; ]
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[OUT Q=reconciliation, reunification.]
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Re-enactors in the 28th Regiment include descendants of Confederate soldiers from Campbell, Craig, Botetourt, Roanoke, Bedford, and Montgomery counties.
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[7-E-Textile-Relief]


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Southside textile workers are not getting the help they'd hoped for from Governor Jim Gilmore.
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Yesterday, the Governor released a public statement against emergency relief.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 16:19:40]
[IN Q=The textile workers]

((JOSH LIEF/DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: THE TEXTILE WORKERS RELIEF ACT OF 2000 IS NOT THE ANSWER...ENSURE THAT WE DO NOT IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT PIT ONE REGION OF THE COMMONWEALTH AGAINST ANOTHER.))
[sot TAPE TWO 16:36:46]

((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR COMPASSION... PITY...GIVE UP THEIR CHECKBOOK.... THESE PEOPLE ARE HURTING.))
[SUPER=01-Josh Lief/Deputy Secretary of Commerce; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :22]
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[OUT Q=are hurting.]
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The Gilmore administration says it's working "double time" to bring new jobs to Martinsville and Henry County.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


But the Governor believes temporary financial aid to the laid off workers is unfair to other unemployed Virginians.

The bill is still alive in the legislature -- despite the Governor's announced opposition.
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[7-E-Missing-Girl]


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The search for a missing Radford teen has expanded to the internet.
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A friend of Tara Munsey's family created the web site.
It includes information on the 17-year old's disappearance from a Fairlawn Taco Bell last month and clips from media coverage.
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For a direct link to the web site, log on to our homepage at wdbj7-dot com and click on Webwatch.
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Investigators say they've interviewed more than 100 people since Munsey disappeared two weeks ago.
Though they believe Tara probably got into a car with someone she knew, there are still NO witnesses who saw her after she left the restaurant.

[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast.
Mostly sunny today and cool winds out of the northeast.
Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Tonight, mostly clear with some winds.
Lows in the low 20s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-Schoolwatch]


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We have one school announcement this morning.
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[Take SCHOOLWATCH FS]
Mount Rogers school in Grayson County is delayed one hour.


[45-E-City-Council]


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The price tag for burying hazardous waste at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center has increased by a half a million dollars.
Yesterday, city council approved a settlement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that calls for a civil penalty and community service.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998]


The environmental problems came to light two years ago, with the discovery of barrels buried at the Public Works Service Center.
Eventually more than one thousand were unearthed. Most were empty but 58 contained hazardous waste, asphalt patch material or oil-based road paint.
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[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=It's a situation that in retrospect]

((BILL HACKWORTH/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY: IT'S A SITUATION THAT IN RETROSPECT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BUT WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE IN PLACE A SYSTEM TO PREVENT THIS SORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM FROM TAKING PLACE AND NOW WE'RE PAYING FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hackworth/Roanoke City Attorney]
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[OUT Q=now we're paying for it.]
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Council also approved a new ordinance that could help city neighborhoods fight illegal drug activity.
It's in response to recent complaints from neighborhood leaders-- yesterday's action will target problem properties.
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[45-E-Murder-Suicide]


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In Caroll County, the mourning continues for the teacher gunned down Sunday by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide.
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At the Woodlawn School -- where Rebecca Sams taught sixth grade -- students and coworkers underwent grief counseling yesterday.
Rebecca was shot in a neighbor's driveway by David Wayne Sams as she and her children returned from church.
He then shot himself.
Sheriff Wayne Manning says David Sams was under a protective order and was a week away from being tried for abusing her.
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[IN Q=A protective order]

((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF: A PROTECTIVE ORDER STATES THAT IF HE GOES BACK AROUND HER, WE CAN COME AND ARREST HIM FOR VIOLATING THE COURT ORDER. BUT WHEN HE'S GOT A STATE OF MIND LIKE HE HAD YESTERDAY, PAPERS DON'T MEAN MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=papers don't mean much.]
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Rebecca Sams' funeral will be held tomorrow.

[45-E-NW-Sinkhole]


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In Roanoke, an apparent close call for a school bus.
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On Princeton Avenue there is a gaping sinkhole about 10 feet deep and five feet wide.
It reportedly developed just after the bus passed by.
As the road broke up - it apparently broke the water main.
The entire 34-hundred block of Princeton was without water while crews repaired the break.
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[45-E-Hollins-Jeopardy]


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A woman's University in Roanoke County.
What is Hollins University?
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Sophomore Marcail (mar-KALE) Moran competed on the Jeopardy College Championship.
Friends of Moran gathered in the Babcock Auditorium to cheer her on.
Although Moran lost she can be proud that she was selected out of 10-thousand applicants for a spot on last night's game show.
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[45Weather]


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Turning your attention now to weather...
Mostly sunny and cooler today with highs this afternoon near 40.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with lows in the 20s.
The extended forecast is sunny and warmer tomorrow...with clouds increasing toward the end of the week and showers possible by Saturday.
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[8-Schoolwatch]


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We have one school announcement this morning.
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[Take SCHOOLWATCH FS]
Mount Rogers school in Grayson County is delayed one hour.


[8-E-GOP-Primary]


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The state's G-O-P primary is in two weeks...
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[SUPER=03-Daleville]

and there's growing optimism in the local John McCain camp -- that his win in New Hampshire has turned Virginia into a battleground.
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((JIM MAYE/MCCAIN SWVA CHAIRMAN: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUT IT INTO A NEW PERSPECTIVE. PEOPLE NOW SEE HIM AS A VIABLE CANDIDATE. THAT'S GENERATING EXCITEMENT. THOSE WHO WERE ON THE BORDER ARE NOW MOVING INTO HIS CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Maye/McCain SWVA Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=into his campaign]
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But George W. Bush supporters say he has so much support from the Republican establishment ... he shouldn't be hurt by McCain's grass-roots momentum.
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[SOT 3:14:10]
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((ED LYNCH/BUSH RKE. CO CHAIR: HE'S GOT THE SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS. THEY VOTE IN THE LARGEST NUMBERS IN THE PRIMARY. THAT'S GOING TO HELP US ON FEBRUARY 29TH.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Bush Rke. Co. Chairman;]
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The next big primary is in South Carolina on the 19th.
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[8-Internet-Campaign]


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Now that the presidential campaign is in full swing, candidates are turning to the internet to attract voters.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[IN Q=You've seen the]
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[SUPER=01-Erica Piccirello/Voter; :17]
[SUPER=01-John Ra/Hollins U. Political Science Prof.; :49]
[SUPER=01-Eric Walrond/Voter; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=who they are.]

((You've seen the candidates on t.v. shaking hands, giving speeches, and being cheered on by supporters. But it's a computer screen that's giving more and more voters information on issues.
Erica Piccirello will be voting for the first time this year.

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((ERICA PICCIRELLO/VOTER: I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE WEBSITE THAT I CAN GO AND FIND OUT INFORMATION AT ANY POINT AND TIME.))
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On each site you can find general information about the candidates beliefs, values, and accomplishments -(1:12:46) but you can also find speeches - like this one from Al Gore.
(1:13:37)You can follow John McCain as he travels across the states - see who supports George W. Bush, (1:13:09)and rea

d Bill Bradley's biography while looking at childhood photographs.
But are these sites helpful in selecting a candidate? Professor John Ra says yes and no.

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((JOHN RA/POLITICAL SCIENCE HEAD HOLLINS COLLEGE: GOOD IN THE SENSE THAT IT INCREASES AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION ESPECIALLY FOR THE PEOPLE DESPITE THEIR FAVORABLE ECONOMIC STATUS STAY AWAY FROM IT, IT'S BAD IN THE SENSE IT TENDS TO BE EVEN MORE DISCRIMINATORY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FINANCIALLY ENDOWED IN OUR SOCIETY.))
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Republican Eric Walrond doesn't have time to watch t.v. - so he's turning to websites to help him decide who gets his vote.

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((ERIC WALROND/VOTER: I GUESS THE DEBATES ARE SO QUICK THEY ARE BACK AND FORTH BUT THIS WAY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PERSON AND GET A BETTER BACKGROUND FOR WHO THEY ARE.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IF YOU'RE STILL UNDECIDED AFTER LOOKING AT THE CANDIDATE'S WEBSITES THERE ARE SITES THAT CAN MATCH YOU UP WITH A CANDIDATE AFTER YOU FILL OUT A SURVEY. YOU CAN FIND THOSE SITES ON WDBJ7 DOT COM AND CLICKING ON WEBWATCH. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[8Weather]


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Time to take one more look at today's forecast...
Mostly sunny and cooler today with highs near 40.
Staying mostly clear tonight with lows in the 20s.
The extended forecast is sunny and warmer tomorrow...with clouds increasing toward the end of the week and showers possible by Saturday.
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