[7-Salem-abduction]

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Police are searching for a woman and her three children who were abducted at gunpoint in Salem yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


It happened in the 400 block of Parkdale Drive.
Kimberly Powell and the children were staying here with her step-father.
The stepfather told police Kimberly's ex-husband broke into the house yesterday morning.
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[SOT 11:24:35]
[IN Q=And we have]

((KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS-7: AND WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW HE GOT TO THIS AREA, BUT HE WOUND UP TAKING THE WOMAN'S CAR? SGT. TIM GUTHRIE/SALEM POLICE: THE WOMAN'S VEHICLE, YES. NO, NOT EXACTLY HOW HE GOT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tim Guthrie/Salem Police]
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[OUT Q=how he got here.]
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[VO-NAT]


39-year old suspect Glenn Dexter Powell, his ex-wife and three children were last seen driving away
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[TAKE FULL-SCREEN PINNICLE] in her teal- green Mazda van, bearing North Carolina license plate: N-S-L- -6-6-7-0.
A business in Winchester reports Kimberly Powell's A-T-M card was used there at 1:40 yesterday afternoon.
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[7-Fatal-Accident]


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A hit-and-run driver killed an elderly man in Roanoke last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Shortly after 10 Roanoke City Police responded to 11-th and McDowell Avenue in the Northeast section of town. They found Hugh Ray Donald of Blue Ridge dead. So far police do not have a suspect but are investigating this case.
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[7-Missing-Plane]


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Authorities will continue to look for a missing plane from the sky, but the ground search has been called off in Nelson County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./This Week]


Volunteers spent the past three days conducting air and ground searches in the Shipman area for a single- engine plane that disappeared last week.
The aircraft went off radar near Diggs Mountain, but no sign of the plane has turned up.
It was flying from College Park, Maryland to Greenville, South Carolina with just the pilot on board.
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[7-Echostar]


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Montgomery County's largest private employer opened its doors yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


EchoStar Communications cut the ribbon yesterday on its customer service center in the Falling Branch Industrial Park.
The company is one of the country's top-providers of satellite dish technology.
The center already employs 850 people to field customer's technical support questions.
EchoStar says its most challenging technical work is done by employees in Christiansburg.
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[SOT 10:00 - 10:11]
[IN Q=That is a symbol]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: THAT IS A SYMBOL OF THE TECHNOLOGY-BASED ECONOMY THAT WE ANTICIPATE FOR THE NEW RIVER VALLEY AND ALL OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IN THE IMMEDIATE YEARS AHEAD. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District;]
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[OUT Q=immediate years ahead.]
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[VO-NAT]


EchoStar says it hopes to hire 15-hundred workers, but that it has room to hire as many as 2-thousand.
The company also hopes to forge a partnership with Virginia Tech to develop products.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast--
Partly sunny and windy, with highs in the mid 40s..

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[45-Roanoke-fire]


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Fire ravaged a Roanoke home yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out at about 5:30 in this home on Barnhill Avenue Southwest-
A neighbor called and firefighters quickly had the blaze under control.
The tenants were at home when flames broke out- but they got out- no one was hurt.
Officials have not determined what started the fire.
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[45-Harlem-Choir]


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The Harlem Gospel Choir was in town last night to raise money for the Roanoke Downtown Music Lab. Kate Weidaw was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Allen Bailey/Harlem Gospel Choir Founder;:22]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hamill/Downtown Music Lab;:37]
[SUPER=01-Erika Hobson/Performer;1:14 QUICK!!]
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(([NAT SOUND HARLEM CHOIR] [RUNS5]
Their sound and energy makes you want to clap your hands and jump out of your seat. But the Harlem Gospel Choir is here to spread a message about God and to support music education for young people.

[SOT 43:23]
[INQ=]

((ALLEN BAILEY/FOUNDER HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR: HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A MINISTRY AND WE WORK WITH CHILDREN'S CHARITIES AND AGENCIES ALL OVER THE WORLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S CHARITIES.))
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One organization they're singing the praises of is the Downtown Music Lab. One was just started in Harlem and the lab in Roanoke has been attracting hundreds of teenagers.

[SOT 40:35]
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((CHARLIE HAMMEL: ALL THE PROCEEDS ARE GOING TO GO AND HELP BUILD SOME NEW ROOMS AT OUR STUDIO GET SOME NEW EQUIPMENT AND MAYBE HOPEFULLY A VAN SO WE CAN TRANSPORT THE KIDS.))
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[RUNS12]
Two teenagers who takes advantage of the recording studios is Gerald Gregory a senior at Patrick Henry High School and Erika Hobson a senior at North Side High School.
[NAT SOUND HER SINGING] [RUNS5] [FADE THE MUSIC INTO THE BITE]
[SOT 45:55]
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((ERIKA HOBSON: THE WHOLE MEANING BEHIND AMAZING GRACE IS SALVATION AND THAT'S REALLY THE SONG THAT GOD STARTED ME OUT ON.))
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[RUNS8]
[FADE BACK INTO HER SINGING] [RUNS5]
Roanoke's Downtown Music Lab has given her a place to share her gift.

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[INQ=]

((ERIKA HOBSON: YOU JUST GET TO RELIEVE YOURSELF WHATEVER GIFTS YOU HAVE WRITING YOUR MUSIC, SINGING IT, PLAYING IT, SO IT'S COOL))
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And if the Harlem Gospel Choir has its way music labs for teenagers would pop up across the country. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

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Let's turn our attention now to Friday's weather--
Partly sunny and windy today with cool highs in the 40s.
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[8-School-Retirees]


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Fallout from an Indiana legal battle may find its way to Roanoke County.
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The local School Board may be forced to make changes in its retirement system, and some teachers fear they will lose benefits they've been promised.
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Members of the Roanoke County School Board and superintendent Linda Weber are reviewing a ruling that found age discrimination in the early retirement program of an Indiana school system.
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg]


School Board Attorney Pat Lacy says the case could have implications for school systems across the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The school boards are going]

((PAT LACY/SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY: THE SCHOOL BOARDS ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT WHETHER A CONTINGENT COULD BE MADE THAT ANY ASPECT OF THE RETIREMENT PROGRAM DISCRIMINATES ON THE BASIS OF AGE, AND IF THEY MAKE A DETERMINATION THAT IT DOES OR MAYBE THAT SOMEBODY COULD SAY IT, AND THEY WILL BE MAKING CHANGES OR PERHAPS MAKING CHANGES TO ELIMINATE THAT POSSIBILITY.))
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[OUT Q=changes to eliminate that possibility.]
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Teachers are worried that those changes would be retroactive, reducing the benefits of some employees who have already retired.
No decisions have been made. The school board will discuss its dilemma at an open meeting on November 28th.

[8-Virginia-Gas]


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Local residents are energized about meeting with the new owners of Roanoke Gas.
AT issue-- the proposed pipeline between Radford and Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Radford]


New Jersey based N-U-I is offering a buyout of Virginia Gas that could be completed by the end of the year.
Many local residents are demanding a public hearing to discuss pipeline issues with the new company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe if they]
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent]

((BRENT RILEY/PIPELINE OPPONENT: WE BELIEVE IF THEY WILL BE REASONABLE ABOUT THIS, THEY CAN MEET ALL OF THEIR OBJECTIVES VERY ADEQUATELY WITHOUT DOING SUCH SIGNIFICANT HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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[OUT Q=to the environment.]
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[VO-NAT]


The proposed pipeline would block off an area 50-feet wide and 40 miles long from Radford to Roanoke.
Residents say they want the new pipeline to run along an existing one.
They may even take their case to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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[8-Asbestos]


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Christiansburg town workers are under investigation for allegedly removing and dumping asbestos.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Town workers were told to remove old sewer pipe from this Reading Road neighborhood in order to upgrade sewer service to Falling Branch Industrial Park.
Town officials say the workers hauled pieces of the old asbestos pipe and dumped it at the Christiansburg Industrial Park, without knowing it contained asbestos.
Lab reports show the pipe contained 15 to 20 percent asbestos... enough to be harmful, according to OSHA.
The town removed it from the site Wednesday.
OSHA says local residents PROBABLY were not at risk.
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[8WEATHER]


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Let's find out how the start of the weekend be, weatherwise...
Partly sunny and windy...
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