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Today on News 7 at 5, an energy company is making a 200 million dollar investment in our area. We'll have the details.
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Also a suspect in a 1989 double murder in Halifax County is arrested after he shows up on television.[Weather-Head]
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It didn't take long for the ice to melt away. Temperatures tomorrow will be a bit cooler. Details and the latest ski report just ahead.

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Also today, the tires on Governor Gilmore's plane blewout as it landed in Northern Virginia,
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and we'll see new test results that show if side air bags can save lives.
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((THIS IS A HOME RUN FOR THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE. GIVE THEM A BIG HAND.clapping for two seconds.))
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An international power company is plugging into Martinsville.
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The Cinergy Corporation is bringing energy to Martinsville in more ways than one.
It wants to build a power plant at the commerce court Industrial plant-
It's a 200 million dollar investment- the largest in the city's history.
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Jennifer Miele is following the story-
Jen-What will this mean for the city?
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Jobs, tax revenue, and a whole lot of electricity.
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Cinergy is a wholesale electricity supplier -- that means they produce electricity for other companies who distribute it.
Cinergy is counting on its new presence to charge up the community.
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An emotional announcement from the city of Martinsville.
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((MAYOR MARK CRABTREE: CINERGY IS NOT A NEW NAME TO US. CINERGY HAS BEEN THE SUPPLER OF OUR ELECTRICITY ON A WHOLESALE BASIS TO OUR CITY FOR SEVERAL YEARS. WE ARE PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE WE ARE RECEIVING AND NOW WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT VIEW CINERGY AS A PARTNER IN OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH.))
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In the last five years, Martinsville lost thousands of jobs when business like Tultex, Sara Lee, and Bassett and Pulaski Furniture shut down.
The revenue generated by a new Cinergy Power Plant will replace all of those loses combine.
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((MAYOR MARK CRABTREE: TODAY WE CAN SAFELY SAY CINERGY INVESTMENT WILL DRAMATICALLY REDUCE ANY PRESSURE THAT THE CITY MAY GET TO RAISE TAXES IN THE FUTURE. THAT'S A WONDERFUL MESSAGE FOR US TO SEND AT THE HOLIDAY SEASON.))
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If Cinergy gets approval from two state agencies, construction will begin on this 20-acre lot in the fall.


Four gas turbines would make electricity. The company would also replace and expand an existing gas pipe line so more natural gas can be pumped into the industrial park.
250 people would be hired to construct the plant, and 10 others would be hired permanently with starting salaries around 36 thousand dollars.
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More jobs, tax revenue and power are going to take some time.
The city of Martinsville won't reap the full benefits for at least six years or so -- but that's not pulling the plug on the project.
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A public meeting is scheduled for Monday night at 4:00 at Clearview Elementary school.


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Speaking of energy- the Bush team is revving up its plans to move to the White House-
Today was George W. Bush's first full day as President Elect-
Lee Cowan is in Austin where Bush is pledging an administration that will unite.
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It was supposed to be a day of celebration -- but for President-Elect Bush, it was a day of hard work, and prayer.
The theme of a special Church Service this morning -- was reconciliation.
As the Bush team finaly got the keys to their new transion office in Washington ..the theme there was caution. as they look forward to a meeting next week with al Gore. DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT ELECT I think the meeting is very importnat. Symbols are very important in this business, and this goes a long way to that.
And so will cheyney sounding out Democrats about posible positions in a Bush administration -- something advisors considred akward while the winner was still in doubt. DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT ELECT: "Those constraints are now off, and we're able to begin to be much more aggressive in that regard."
Indeed -- the Governor spent most of his time today on the phone -- conferring with Congressional leaders of both parties -- even agreeing to meet with the Reverend Jesse Jackson to talk about election reform -- something his brother had already been quick to address in Florida. GOV. JEB BUSH, FLORIDA: "We will ensure the fairness of our system, that our voting and counting systems are fully modernized." COWAN: "But beyond personnel, there is the task of choosing his agenda carefully. With such a divided Congress, most agree the Governor can't afford to be tied down to divisive issues if he's going to make any progress at all. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Austin."))


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After months in captivity- American Edmond Pope is a free man tonight.
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Pope was convicted of spying on Russia- but pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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((REPORTER: HEY! HOW ARE YOU? POPE: GREAT.. GREAT TO BE BACK IN THE REAL WORLD.))
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Pope- says he did nothing wrong- and calls his release the end of a horrible nightmare.
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((HE JUST KEEPS ON SAYING YOU DON'T REALIZE WHAT YOU ARE FREE LIKE YOU ARE INA A FREE COUNTRY.))
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Pope- who's been in captivity since April- suffers from bone cancer- He's undergoing a full medical evaluation at the military hospital.
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Coming up next-
A suspect in an 11 year old double murder- is arrested-
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not in Halifax County but in Pennsylvania - after someone spots him on television.
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A Radford police officer has filed a two-million dollar federal lawsuit claiming sexual harassment against the City of Radford and a fellow officer.
Alicia Scanlon (SCAN-lynn) alleges that the police chief forced her to work with Lieutenant Gaither (GAY-ther) Blackburn, even after he plead guilty to assault and battery for allegedly putting his hand down her pants at a party.
Blackburn was demoted to Sargeant for the incident.
Scanlon alleges that the incident fostered an environment of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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A 13-year-old boy who watched the T-V show America's Most Wanted may have helped solve a decade-old double murder in Halifax County.
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The boy recognized Raymond Pin in a Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania and matched him to a picture on the T-V show. Halifax County sheriff's deputies have been looking for Pin for 11 years.
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((HE MANAGED TO ELUDE EVERYBODY. WE SUPPOSED HE MAY BE IN CHINA AND HAVE FLED THE U-S BUT AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, THANKS TO THIS TV SHOW, HE TURNED UP.))
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The sheriff says in 1989, Pin fatally stabbed Frank (Sid-nor) Sydnor and his step-daughter in their Halifax County home -- over a game of cards.
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((HE GAMBLED WITH MR. SYDNOR. HE USED TO BET ON POOL GAMES WITH MR. SYDNOR AND APPARENTLY CARDS WAS ANOTHER SPORT THEY INDULGED IN. ))
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Coming up tonight on News7 at Six, we'll tell you what clues Sydnor allegedly left behind.
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A Pulaski County grand jury has upped the charges against a woman accused of killing her girlfriend.
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26-year-old Sherry Lisa Cressell was indicted on first degree murder charges.
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Cressell is accused of shooting 23-year-old Sherry Lynn Wiley last summer after an argument inside the house they shared.
Cressell's attorney said she was threatening to shoot herself and the gun discharged by accident.
Prosecutors say they wanted a jury to decide whether Cressell had planned the murder.
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Four of five tires on the state plane carrying Governor Jim Gilmore and some staffers blew out this morning, as the Governor landed at Reagan National Airport.
The plane landed safely and NO one was hurt.
The state aviation department is speculating that ice caused the tires to blow.
All four were on the main landing gear under the plane's body.
The fifth tire that remained intact was under the plane's nose.
The Governor was on his way to the National Press Club to speak about the national anti-terrorism preparedness commission he headed up this year.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will show us how they are celebrating Christmas at Cave Spring Junior High School.
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At a time when gifts often take center stage . it's always nice to be reminded of the real reason we celebrate this time of year.
The gift of giving is taught in a special play opening this weekend.
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Jacey Birch is at Cave Spring Junior High School where the students are practicing for their show.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see what's new in the world of Christmas Music.
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((MUSIC SETS THE EMOTIONAL TONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. AND THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST ARTISTS...FAITH HILL, CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND JEWEL ARE ALL TAKING THEIR TURN WITH CHRISTMAS ALBUMS.....I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN AND I'VE GOT THAT STORY, COMING UP. ))
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It seems teenagers are not heeding warnings on drugs- a new Government report says illegal drug use by teens is holding steady. The drugs that teens use are changing though.
The report found the use of cocaine and hallucinogens like L-S-D has dropped for the fourth straight year.
Marijuana use remains unchanged.
But the survey found more teens are using the drug ecstacy.
Also the number of high school seniors using heroin has hit its highest point since 1975.
Alcohol use is still widespread, but cigarette smoking is on the way down.

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New video shows just how effective a new type of side airbag can be.
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Take a look at this dramatic video showing a Chevrolet pickup crashing into a Volvo sedan.
This Volvo did not have an inflatable side head- curtain- that's meant to protect from head injures.
While video in the second crash teast clearly shows the difference when the airbag activates.
The Insurance industry funded the testing-
It says side airbags can protect from head injuries in car crashes.
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Someone who probably wishes she had airbags is the driver of this car you're about to see. The car was caught on tape- during a routine interview for a Croatian television show- The TV crew got quite a surprise as a car sailed past the scene- and flipped in a ditch.
The startled crew ran to the aid of the female driver inside. She survived the accident.
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The city of Salem is gearing up for the 2000 Stagg Bowl this Saturday.
And Roy Stanley was at the Salem Civic Center this afternoon as the activities got under way.
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((The day kicked off with the pressentation of the Gaglardia award for the top football player in Division Three.
This year's recepient is Chad Johnson of Pacific Luthern, the team that lost in the championship game last year.))

((CHAD JOHNSON/2000 GAGLIARDI TROPHY WINNER:)) ((The Gagliardi award is named after St. John's head coach John Gaglardi, the second winningest coach in all of college football.
The Johnnies are also in town for the championship game and their opponents are the Purple Raiders of Mount Union and their head coach Larry Kehres, who just happens to lead all coaches in winning percentage.)) ((LARRY KEHRES/MOUNT UNION HEAD COACH:)) ((JOHN GAGLIARDI/ST. JOHN'S HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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The Roanoke Express begins the first of three straight nights of ice action tonight with a trip down 220 to take on the Greensboro Generals. Roanoke comes in five points out of first place in the Northeast division, while Greensboro is dead last six games under 500.
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The Express will be back home this weekend on both Friday and Saturday nights. Greensboro returns the favor on Saturday, while Charlotte skates into town tomorrow night. Take care folks. Jean will close out this edition of News 7 at Five in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Our website of the day is designed to help internet surfers beat stress.
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The American Massage Therapy Association has set up an online massage room. While it can't really reach out and touch someone, it can be very relaxing.
The room offers soothing music and peaceful nature scenes.
It says a few minutes' break can make a big difference.
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You can find the virtual massage through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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If you're looking for a last minute holiday gift, you can't go wrong with a Christmas C-D for a stocking stuffer. This year, there's a lot to choose from. V-H-1's Rebecca Rankin has more.
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((MUSIC'S ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF THE HOLIDAYS ...AND THIS YEAR IS NO EXCEPTION. FAITH HILL, CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND JEWEL ARE JUST SOME OF Today's HOTTEST ARTIST WHO ARE MAKING SURE THAT WHEN YOU RING IN THE SEASON'S FESTIVITIES YOU DO IT WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR HOLIDAY ALBUMS.
S/U CHRISTINA AGUILERA "CHRISTMAS TIME" CHRISTINA AGUILERA TOP'S OFF A SUCCESSFUL YEAR WITH HER THIRD ALBUM "MY KIND IF CHRISTMAS." THE GRAMMY WINNING SINGER SHOWCASES 11 TRACKS FROM UPBEAT ORIGINALS TO CHRISMAS CLASSICS.
S/U VONDA SHEPARD "SEARCHIN MY SOUL" FROM THE HIT TV SHOW "ALLY McBEAL..."A VERY ALLY CHRISTMAS" FEATURES VONDA SHEPARD, CALISTA FLOCKHART, ROBERT DOWNY JUNIOR AND OTHERS IN A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.
S/U JEWEL "CHRISTMAS HANDS" JEWEL CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH "JOY A HOLIDAY COLLECTION."

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"It was my favorite record to make. I got to sing in a style that I don't usually do on my own records. I got to sing classical music, um, write classical-style songs. So, it was a lot of fun for me."
THE ALBUM FEATURES A CHRISTMAS VERSION OF HER HIT SINGLE "HANDS" AND A DUET WITH HER MOM.
S/U FAITH HILL "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" FAITH HILL'S "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" FROM "THE GRINCH" SOUNDTRACK IS A NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC.

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"I've never recorded a Christmas song, so to, to have the opportunity to, you know, work with a project like this one, with a story that I grew up with, and with a song that is so beautiful, um, it didn't leave my memory the first time I heard it; I kept singing it over and over again."
FOR A PERFECT SCORE THIS CHRISTMAS...YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THE "VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS" SERIES. 4 CD'S BY VARIOUS ARTISTS... ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS.
REBECCA TAG: ALL those CD'S ARE IN STORES NOW. AND YOU CAN ALSO LOOK FOR HOLIDAY CD'S FROM new comer YOLANDA ADAMS, ROSIE O'DONNELL AND LINDA RONSTADT.... IN NEW YORK, I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN. ))
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