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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, a judge in Lynchburg decides who will control the National Reform Party. We'll have a live report.
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Also 14-hundred jobs are coming to the New River Valley. We'll have the details.
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A spectaculor weekend turns into a dreary Monday, with more showers to come as we move through tomorrow. I'll have the complete weather story.


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Also today, we'll see how the internet is bringing attention to little mistakes made on the big screen,
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also a New York woman is trying to get a leg up on her competition by selling hose with no toes.
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The future of the Reform Party of America is being decided today in Lynchburg's federal court.
Judge Norman Moon heard two days of testimony last week about which of the conflicting factions is legally in control of the party.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from outside federal court. Steve what's the verdict?
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A highly-anticipated announcement came today for New River Valley workers.
One of the world's largest satellite television providers says it's beaming 14-hundred new jobs in to Christiansburg.
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Marya Jones is in our Blacksburg newsroom with more.
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Jean, it took nine months of persuasion ... and the combined efforts of state and local officials ... to land EchoStar Communications' newest customer service center.
And now the company says it's wasting no time getting started with the hiring.
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EchoStar is dishing out the jobs in the New River Valley...and a projected 30-million dollars a year in local investment.
Company officials say they've already begun interviewing.
They'll hire 600 people immediately... and 14-hundred within a year.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: WHAT A GREAT DAY THIS IS FOR THE 9TH DISTRICT. THIS WILL ENRICH THE ECONOMY OF THE NRV AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOUSANDS OF THE REGION'S RESIDENTS.))
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It's a job-growth victory that was hard-won.
EchoStar officials say the area was a tough sell because it had much lower unemployment than they wanted.
But a job fair in March that brought out two-thousand hopefuls helped seal the deal.
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((SORAYA CARTWRIGHT/ECHOSTAR: IF I WOULD HAVE LOOKED AT VIRGINIA ON PAPER, IT WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE IT TO THE TOP TWO CITIES BECAUSE OF UNEMPLOYMENT. THE BEST THING YOU DID WAS INVITE US HERE TO LET US SEE FOR OURSELF WHAT'S HERE.))
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A dying ex-smoker has won 20-million dollars in punitive damages from the nation's two biggest tobacco companies.


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A San Francisco jury has ordered Philip Morris and R-J Reynolds to pay ten million each to Leslie Whiteley and her husband. The same jury awarded the couple nearly two (m) million in compensation last week after finding the companies deceived the public about the dangers of smoking.
Last Monday's verdict was the first in the nation for a smoker who started after 1969, when surgeon general's warnings first appeared on cigarette packages. Doctors say Whiteley will likely die this year from lung cancer.
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The Elian Gonzalez custody case- takes another turn.
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The relatives today did file a last minute appeal- requesting an expedited schedule for hearing their appeal.
U-S Attorney General Janet Reno has agreed to allow the motion to be heard, as long as it was fast AND the family agreed in writing to turn over Elian to the I-N-S if they lose.
So far the family has not agreed to meet that demand. The justice department says that changes everything.
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((WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ELIAN GONZALEZ VERY VALUABLE APP ELATE RIGHT AND A WINNING APPEAL ATE BRIEF VERSUS PICKING TAKING HIM AWAY TO CUBA WHICH WE ALL KNOW WILL OBLITERATE HIS APP ELATE RIGHT AND THE UNITED STATES DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO GET HIM BACK..))
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The government already has the authority to send Elian back to Cuba- and it could remove Elian from his Miami home as early as Thursday.
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Still to come on our newscast, we'll tell you why the owners of some of the nation's most popular vehicles say this year's rise in gas prices isn't very sporting,
Stay with us.

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A meeting a world away- could affect how much you pay at the gas pump.
OPEC Ministers are meeting in Austria- on production and prices-
Now that gas prices are high- how is it affecting drivers and sales of sport utility vehicles-
Drew Levinson takes a look.
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((MOTORISTS IN THIS CAR CRAZED COUNTRY ARE GRIPING ABOUT THE HIGH PRICE OF GASOLINE-BUT ITS NOT KEEPING MOST OF THEM OFF THE ROADS EVEN THOSE WHO DRIVE THE GAS GUZZLING SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. DRIVER: I'm still driving as much as I used to because I have to. DRIVER: I know that I have to work every day so I have to pay the price.
AND RIGHT NOW AROUND THE COUNTRY MOTORISTS ARE PAYING PRICES WELL ABOVE A DOLLAR FIFTY. BUT ANALYSTS SAY UNTIL THE PRICES REACH TWO DOLLARS A GALLON FEW SUV OWNERS WILL CHANGE THE WAY THEY DRIVE.
AND THEY SAY THAT WILL ONLY BE FOR THE SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE SPORTS UTILITY DRIVERS. JAMES HALL/AUTOMOBILE ANALYST:
If you get into the bigger SUVs obviously those vehicles are more expensive. These buyers have more discretionary income, they may not like spending 55 or 60 bucks to fill the tank but they are still going to drive the way they pretty much did.
SUV SALES TOO REMAIN STRONG. CAR DEALERS SAY THEY ARE NOT SEEING A DROP IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BUYING. DEALER: Not at all, our sales are very brisk DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS:
If you come right down to it, auto experts will tell you in today's dollars, the price of gasoline is actually cheaper than it was a few years ago.
Just some fuel for thought.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit. ))


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In 1994, Chuck Robb narrowly defeated Oliver North, and this year he faces a tough challenge from Republican rival George Allen.
But today, Robb told Roanoke Democrats he knows how to fight, and will fight to WIN in November.
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The senator's supporters were out early for the downtown Roanoke rally.
Robb emphasized his military record, his support for public education, and his search for bipartisan solutions to issues of national importance.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: WORK WITH ME AND I'LL WIN IN NOVEMBER. WITH YOUR HELP, AND A LITTLE LUCK, MAYBE AFTER THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER WE CAN GET GEORGE A TV TALK SHOW IN THE TIME SLOT NEXT TO OLLIE NORTH. WE'VE DONE IT BEFORE. WE'LL DO IT AGAIN.))
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According to recent campaign finance reports Robb trails Allen in fundraising by a two to one margin.
But today, Robb noted that Oliver North outspent him by 15 million dollars in 1994.
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Last night in Hollywood, the movers and shakers of the movie industry gathered to honor their best and brightest with the Academy Award.
Today on our website of the day, Patrick Evans recognizes the other side.
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((In honor of last night's Oscars awards, our website of the day is dedicated to famous movie mistakes. Now that is not to say any of last night's awards were mistakes....okay now THIS may have been a mistake.
Our website is dedicated to all those foul ups that somehow slipped past the editors and made it on the silver screen. While most people miss the little goofs, there's enough eagle eyes out there to make this an interesting page.
In case you're wondering some of last night's award winners didn't escape notice. Four Oscars didn't save "The Matrix" from making the page.
And the little boy from the Sixth Sense may see dead people, but why didn't the editors see these mistakes?
You can find some interesting information about your favorite movies and it will not take you four hours and eight minutes to do it.
I'm Patrick Evans.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, Andrew Freiden will show us how the the history of Bonsack is coming to life.
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A discovery in an old trunk turned in to quite a project for some members of Bonsack Baptist Church.
Andrew Freiden says the church women are turning a neglected quilt into a centerpiece for the church's 120 year anniversary celebration.
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Coming up today in Sports, Steve Mason takes a look at the surprising U-N-C basketball team,
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and we'll meet a local man who has designed a machine to motivate people with a little bump to the rump.
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Starting April first, Dupont will sell toe-less pantyhose to consumers over the web for a limited time.
Reporter Sukanya Krishnan hit the streets of Manhattan to find out what women think.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker which begins on the college hard wood.
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The field is set for the men's NCAA college basketball final four and the biggest surprise participant is North Carolina.
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The Tarheels lost 13 regular season games but have won a season high four straight at just the perfect time. UNC's win over Tulsa earns them a date with Florida this Saturday in Indianapolis.
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((ED COTA/UNC POINT GUARD:I THINK THIS TEAM IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF REALLY. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR US TO GET USE TO EACH OTHER AND FIND A WAY TO WIN AND KNOW HOW TO WIN THE TEAMS THAT I WAS ON IN THE PAST, MY FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEARS KNEW WHAT IT TOOK TO WIN AND THIS TEAM KINDA GOT IT DONE LATE IN THE SEASON BUT IT COULDN'T OF BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR IT.))
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The Ferrum Panther baseball field has a new look.
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Thanks to donations from the community, The Panthers have a new press box.
The facility has plenty of seats for the media and it's also big enough to hold alumni gatherings.
And underneath the press box is a storage area and a place for the Panthers to take batting practice when the weather is not suitable for baseball.
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((GARY HOLDEN/FERRUM SID: OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT. THEY WANTED TO PUT UP ONE OF THE NICER PRESS BOXES IN THE AREA AND I WOULD SAY THAT FROM THE ONES I'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST 4 OR 5 YEARS THAT ITS EASILY THE NICEST ONE IN THE REGION AND IT'S ONE OF THE TOP 4 OR 5 IN THE COUNTRY.)) ((ABE NAFF/FERRUM HEAD COACH: IN RECRUITING YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOOD FACILITIES TO GET THE GREAT PLAYERS AND OUR COMMUNITY HAS GOTTEN BEHIND US TO HELP MAKE THIS NICE FACILITY POSSIBLE. 100 PER CENT OF IT WAS DONATED SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. WE HAVE NICE CROWDS COME OUT AND SUPPORT US. A LOT OF THAT CROWD REACHED IN THEIR POCKETS AND MADE THIS THING AVAILABLE FOR US.))
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Winston Cup drivers are off to the lone star state to battle in the DirectTV 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday. You can catch the race right here on WDBJ at 2:30 eastern.
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No one could catch Rusty Wallace yesterday at Bristol as he won the Food City 500 for his 50th career victory. Wallace is just the 10th driver to win 50 races on the Winston Cup Circuit. He moves to sixth in the point standings while Bobby Labonte is in first.
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That's it for the ticker, See you at six.

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Now we come to our final story which we typically call the kicker -- tonight, we mean that literally.
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A Smith Mountain Lake man has built a machine we will sensitively call a butt-kicker. The electric waterwheel pumps rainwater -- then the sneaker delivers the boot. Tourists from New York to South Carolina have stopped cruisin' to get a bruisin'.
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((I HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN. THEY STOP, I SHOW EM HOW IT WORKS, PUT EM UP THERE, LET IT KICK THEM YOU KNOW. BUTT BUTT BUTT THE PRICE IS GOING TO HAVE TO GO UP IF I CONTINUE TO HAVE ALL THIS NOTORIZATION.))
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A couple New Yorkers even created a website to honor the contraption. Boothe, a retired building contractor, says he tests this machine on his friends because he has no enemies.
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