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[TALENT=Keith]

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Coming up on NEWS 7 tonight: new information about the murder victim found the trunk of a car.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And more lay offs planned at Norfolk Southern.

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[ANCHOR=MIke]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, Michael Vick relives the scramble against WVU that kept Tech unbeaten regular season alive last year. Ronde Barber weighs in on the George Welsh issue.
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And former Virginia state prep star Alonzo Mourning may need a kidney transplant, after all.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Leo]
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Today was beautiful and the sunshine will stick around as the winds begin to calm down... I'll have the warm forecast coming up...

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]


New information tonight on the murdered woman found in Floyd County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Floyd-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Authorities have identified the body of an 18-year-old woman found in Floyd County yesterday.
She was discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car off of Sandy Flats Road, east of Floyd.
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Now, Marya Jones tells us authorities are searching for at least two suspects who could be involved in her death.

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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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Keith, the medical examiner has just confirmed investigator's suspicions.
The body is that of 18-year-old Leslie Rae White.
She was a college student from East Waterford, Pennsylvania.
How she ended up here, authorities can't say yet.
They're keeping that and other details quiet until they can talk to two people.
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(( Leslie Rae White's body was discovered in the trunk of a junked car near an abandoned house off Sandy Flats Road.
State police say it was yards from her own abandoned Jeep that she was last seen driving in Pennsylvania last Wednesday.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the farm by a man leasing the land who saw the empty Jeep parked there.
While searching the area, they found her body.
The cause of death is still not being disclosed.
And authorities are also holding off on naming their suspects until they can find them.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO PEOPLE. WE DON'T WANT TO SAY THIS PERSON WAS INVOLVED IN THE CRIME TILL WE TALK TO THEM AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY'VE GOT TO SAY. THERE COULD BE ONE PERSON, TWO, MORE THAN TWO, WE JUST DON'T KNOW THAT.)) [RUNS:19]
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Leslie White's family HAS been notified of her death.
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Investigators and the commonwealth's attorney say they hope to be able to share more PUBLICLY about the circumstances of her death after they get in touch with two possible suspects they're seeking now.

[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Norfolk Southern has confirmed it is considering more layoff in its Engineering Division.
Sources say up to 750 workers system wide will be furloughed by next Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
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Union representatives say corporate officials were prepared at first to lay off production workers, but the company tells us Engineering is the most likely target.
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way representatives say the company has been plagued with financial trouble and mismanagement since it merged with Conrail.
But Norfolk Southern says the layoffs are a result of a declining coal export business.
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[Marion-Whistle]


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The railroad will be allowed to blow off steam in Marion.
The Town passed an ordinance last year, prohibiting N-S from sounding train whistles at night.
The railroad sued. As of today the two sides have settled the dispute, based on proposed regulations for railroad- track crossing warnings.
The new regs have not actually taken effect yet, but the promise of new warning devices in Marion and across the nation may make this a moot point and helped settle the case.

[Capital-One]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Meanwhile, the Governor's bragging about the biggest economic development announcement in Virginia's history.
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Capital One exploded ground today in Goochland County to become Virginia's largest private employer -- hiring more than eight thousand workers for its Richmond and northern Virginia offices over the next four years.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THESE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... THE BEST OF TIMES IN VIRGINIA...JUST PROVES THAT.))
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[OUT Q=proves that.]
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Capital One provides financial services, including credit cards.
It will surpass Newport News Shipbuilding as the state's largest private employer.
It was founded only four years ago.
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[Gas-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Opponents of a proposed Virginia Gas pipeline project say a picture is worth a thousand words.
So they're calling on the company and Roanoke County Supervisors to take some time to enjoy the view.
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Meredyth Censullo is in Roanoke County.
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Keith, ___ of people are here, enjoying this .. the view of Poor Mountain. This is why ... they say the face of the mountain will be scarred forever if Virginia Gas refuses to compromise.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Steeples may become more than just showpieces in one area city.
Still ahead on News 7 at Six, find out how cell phone comapnies and churches want to team up.
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A new e-retailer is moving into the Roanoke Valley-- hoping to cash in on Virginia Tech victories.
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[Trigon-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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When folks in Southside get sick, they often turn to Duke University Hospital for treatment.
But state employees will no longer have that option.
As Surae Chinn reports, that has a lot of them upset.
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(( Gail Neal is a faculty member at Danville community College. A state employee whose husband has been treated at Duke University for cancer and heart problems.
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((GAIL NEAL/STATE EMPLOYEE: EACH VISIT IS OVER 25 THOUSAND DOLLAR PER OCCURRENCE.)) [RUNS:07]
And Trigon, her health care provider covered the costs. But that won't happen anymore because Trigon dropped Duke from its network of providers. More than 1600 state employees who have the point of service plan in Southside will be affected. About 150 people voiced their disapproval at Danville Community College.
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((MARK GIBSON/STATE EMPLOYEE; IT'S A COMFORT LEVEL. IT'S A RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND A TOP QUALITY CARE. BUT TRIGON HAS NOT DONE WHAT IT'S SUPPOSE TO DO AND THAT'S TO REPRESENT US.))
Trigon officials say it came down to cost.
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((KATHRYN NORMAN/TRIGON: THE DOOR IS OPEN. I WANT DUKE TO COME BACK BUT I JUST CAN'T DO IT AT A 54 PERCENT INCREASE.))

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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: NEAL AND MANY OTHER STATE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES PREFER TO GO TO DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BUT IT CAN'T PROVIDE THE SERVICES FOR SOME CANCER AND HEART PROBLEMS, SO DUKE BECOMES THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE BECAUSE OF DISTANCE AND PREMIUM CARE.)) [RUNS:14]
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((GAIL NEAL/STATE EMPLOYEE: WE WILL HAVE TO GO THERE WE HAVE NO CHOICE. SO THE CHOICE IS WE WILL HAVE TO PAY TO GO THERE WHETHER OUR CARRIER PAYS FOR IT OR NOT.)) [RUNS:09]
Trigon says there are several other hospitals included in its network. But they are farther away. People like Gail Neal says they are used to Duke and the premier care they receive. They say they are not willing to change that and are hoping Trigon will-- to include Duke in the future. Surae Chinn News7, Danville.))


[Ramdass]


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A convicted murderer hopes Governor Jim Gilmore will spare him from execution tonight.
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[TAKE FULL SCREN PICTURE]
29-year-old Bobby Lee Ramdass has NO remaining court appeals and has petitioned the governor for clemency.
He's scheduled to die by injection at 9 p-m at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He was condemned to die for killing a convenience store clerk during a 1992 robbery.
In the clemency request, four jurors who recommended the death penalty now say they would have called for life in prison instead, had they known Ramdass could never be paroled.

[SOL-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia Democrats are headed to court over T-V ads promoting the Standards of Learning.
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((WE LOOK AT SOLS AS A GOOD THING. IT'S A ROAD MAP.))
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Democrats say the fall re-running of a 1-point-2 million dollar campaign that began in June constitutes public tax dollars taking a side in the U-S Senate race.
The S-O-Ls are Republican George Allen's signature education idea.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: YOU CANNOT HAVE THE STATE SPONSOR ADS ON ONE SIDE OR ANOTHER OF A SUBSTANTIVE ISSUE LIKE THAT. TO DO OTHERWISE WOULD PUT US IN THE REALM OF THE SOVIET UNION OF THE OLD DAYS WHERE THE GOVERNMENT HELD ONE POINT OF VIEW AGAINST THE PEOPLE.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THESE COMPLAINTS ARE JUST NONSENSE. THE LOTTERY BOARD ANNOUNCED BACK IN JUNE THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DOING THESE KINDS OF SOL AND LOTTERY ADS. AND I JUST THINK THAT TRYING TO HOOK IT UP INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL IS JUST ABSOLUTELY NONSENSE.))
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Woodrum says the ads violate the state code section that says the Lottery can only to inform the public that proceeds go into the state general fund.
A lawsuit is expected to be filed later this week.
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[Univ-HQ]


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A new electronic retailer has set up shop in Roanoke and it's banking on Hokie Pride.
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University Headquarters dot com launched its online store with hundreds of Virginia Tech Products.
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The Company's C-E-O, a former tech student, says he started the business after his brother asked for a Virginia Tech hat.
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((JARET MUTTER/UNIVERSITY HEADQUARTERS.COM: THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO ON LINE AND BUY A HAT AND SHIP IT TO HIM IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. IN LOOKING INTO IT A LITTLE BIT, WE REALIZED THERE WASN'T REALLY A SOLID COMPANY OUT THERE THAT OFFERED ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE INDUSTRY THAT COULD BE OFFERED TO CONSUMERS. WE SAW IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY.))
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University Headquarters employs nine people, most of whom are former Hokies.
The company hopes to expand by adding more products from the nation's 120 major colleges and universities within the next year.
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[Stocks]


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A sell-off in the Tech sector today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 44 points, NASDAQ plunged 115.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost more than a point and a half.
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Forget cell towers.. Lynchburg may be ready to experiment with cell "steeples".
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City council tonight will hear public comment on a plan to locate a cellular phone tower INSIDE the steeple of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Officials with C-F-W Intelos say the company's looking for ways to hide cell towers by placing them on existing structures.
It's also a unique new source of revenue for the church.
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[IN Q=We've looked into]

((REV. JOSEPH CARSON/CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: WE'VE LOOKED INTO, OF COURSE, SOME SAFETY ISSUES THAT'S BEEN IMPORTANT. I THINK THE AESTHETICS OF NOT HAVING THE VISIBLE TOWERS EVERY PLACE IS A PLUS, AND GENERALLY I THINK WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THIS HAPPENING.))
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[OUT Q=about this happening.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also on the agenda tonight is a multi- million dollar plan for a new hotel and conference center along the Lynchburg riverfront.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the latest on Alonzo Mourning, plus Ronde Barber giveshis opinion on the George Welsh issue.
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And Michael Vick talks about last year's mad dash that set the table for Shayne Graham in Morgantown.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech and West Virginia have played 45 times over the years, but none of their encounters has ever been any wilder than year's last second 22-to-20 win in Morgantown that was sealed by a Shayne Graham field goal at time expired.
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(( Graham's 44 yard field goal turned Mountaineer Field into a mausoleum for WVU fans - but in reality it was Michael Vick's 26 yard scramble that put the Eers on their death bed. One the final drive of the game Vick took Tech from its own 15 yards line to the WVU 27 in just over a minute. ((MICHAEL VICK:)) After watching Michael struggle a bit the past two Saturday afternoons, some wonder if he can work that same magic this year against the Mountaineers. )) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((MICHAEL VICK:))


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If Vick and the Hokies can again run the tables in the regular season they may have a chance to once again play for this beautiful piece of hardware - the Sears National championship trophy. This Thursday night the trophy will be in Blacksburg for the West Virginia game. For some reason they have entrusted to me for a short time tonight. [GO TO SHOTS OF TROPHY] The 37 pound trophy is valued at $30 thousand dollars, largely because of the crystal football that sits at its peak.

The trophy began travleing the country during the college football season back in 1993. This Thursday night will make its 56th appearance on a university sideline. It was at Virginia Tech on October 16th of last year when the Hokies whipped Syracuse 62-to-nothing.


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Ronde Barber and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are, without a doubt, the best 3 and 3 team in the NFL. Last night they
fell to a tough Minnesota Viking team for the Bucs third straight loss.
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Ronde's NFL team is feeling the heat and the same can be said about his coach at Virginia George Welsh. Barber responded to the question of Welsh's possible retirement shortly after the issue was raised by UVa athletic director Terry Holland's email to fans about Welsh's retirement plan.
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((RONDE BARBER/TAMPA BAY CORNERBACK:HE'S DONE MORE THAN ANYONE CAN ASK FOR AT VIRGINIA I THINK HE WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION, I THINK HE AND TERRY WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION ON HIS FUTURE, HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE THE RIGHT ONE FOR THE PROGRAM. I'M NOT SURE WHICH ONE IT WILL BE, BUT I WILL SUPPORT WHICH EVER ONE IT IS. IT MIGHT BE THE RIGHT TIME. WHO AM I TO SAY, I'VE BEEN OUT OF THE PROGRAM FOUR YEARS. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL OR WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO. I THINK GEORGE, HE'LL DECIDE. I THINK GEORGE CAN HANDLE THAT DECISION. ))
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[OUT Q=...handle that decision"]
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[S-Mourning]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Doctors have determine the illness sidelining Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning is a rare kidney disorder.
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[VO-NAT]
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Mourning's foster mom says he may need a kidney transplant.
Mourning has been in Miami undergoing further tests so doctors can determine the best course of action.
Alonzo is reportedly in good spirits and says he'll play this season. (------------) Team officials say they aren't even thinking about WHEN he will comeback. They just want him healthy.