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A massive investment in the Danville area... a new business announcement tops NEWS 7 tonight.
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And Virginia's newest ex-death row inmate is at a loss for words after his release from prison today.
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In sports, Cave Springs' John Hartman signs for one of the biggest soccer scholarships ever to be recieved by a high school player in our area.
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And a Virginia boy is doing quite well in Daytona More from Mike Stevens.
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What kind of weather should you expect this week? We'll tell you. How can teachers join our WeatherSchool program?
We'll show you. All that just ahead.

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First Martinsville attracts a new power plant ... and its revenue. Now it's Danville's turn.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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Big economic news coming out of Danville tonight.
City leaders just announced a new power plant will set up shop bringing with it a 400-million dollar investment to the region.
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Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod is at the Stratford Inn in Danville where a press conference just wrapped up.
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[Washington]


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Virginia's first death row inmate to be proven innocent is almost a free man.
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Earl Washington, Junior, was delivered from Greensville Correctional Center to a Virginia Beach parole counseling center today.
Washington served 18 years in prison, with two execution dates scheduled.
Governor Jim Gilmore granted him an absolute pardon last October for a 1983 rape and murder in Culpeper, after the state turned over DNA evidence proving his innocence to a T-V crew in 1999.
Washington -- who is mentally disabled -- will live under strict parole conditions for three more years, because of a prior assault conviction.
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((EARL WASHINGTON, JR.: I'M GLAD TO BE HOME. I'M GLAD TO BE KIND OF, IN A WAY, FREE. THANKS TO THESE GOOD PEOPLE HERE, WORKING ON MY CASE FOR 15 YEARS. THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW. LOSS FOR WORDS.))
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Washington was joined by three other men proven innocent by DNA evidence.
Roanoke's Ed Honaker served 10 years on a rape conviction.
Roanoke's Michael Graham served 14 years on Louisiana's death row.
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((ED HONAKER: I WAS CONVICTED MAINLY ON HYPNOTICALLY ENHANCED TESTIMONY... THAT'S ABOUT IT.))
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((MICHAEL GRAHAM: I WAS CONVICTED ON THE TESTIMONY OF A MENTALLY ILL JAILHOUSE SNITCH. THAT WAS PRIMARILY THE CASE AGAINST ME.))
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Washington told reporters today he's NOT bitter about his experience -- he's just nervous.
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[Damewood]


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A Roanoke man was led to jail in tears this evening... still grieving for his fianc´┐Ż.
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David Damewood will serve a year and a half in prison for driving his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol and- -in the process- -killing the woman he planned to marry.
Christy Blankenship was a passenger on Damewood's bike the night she was killed last July.
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His Harley swerved to avoid a car and hit the curb, throwing the 28-year victim into a utility pole.
Christy Blankenship's mother was in court for the sentencing.
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(( IT WAS A HARD DECISION, IT WAS HARD ON US, I KNOW IT WAS HARD ON DAVID. I'M SORRY IT CAME DOWN TO THIS, I WISH THERE COULD BE A HAPPY ENDING, THEY REALLY LOVED EACH OTHER.))
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In addition to the 18-month jail term, Damewood will have to cover medical bills, funeral expenses and counseling costs totaling more than 26-thousand dollars. Judge Jonathon Apgar also suspended Damewood's driver's license indefinitely.

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Roanoke police say charges are pending against a woman whose car collided head- on with a city water truck.
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Five people in the Cadillac... including three infants were taken to the hospital about an hour ago. Police say the woman was traveling west on Chapman avenue whenthe accident happened. The city employee was also taken to the hospital. None of the injuries were thought to be life- threatening. Police say wet roads and excessive speed may be to blame.
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Virginia State Police say a bird's eye-view of the interstates is helping reduce the number of speeding motorists.
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With the help of four single-engine planes and a speed computer and recorder known as VASCAR, Troopers have handed out over 8-hundred citations. The air patrol covers 30-cities and counties in the Commonwealth. Ticket speeds have ranged from 78 - to- 82 miles per hour. The sky patrol effort was passed with great support by the General Assembly last year.
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[FluStar]


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The Flu season has hit.
And while flu activity is moderate in Virginia right now - the worst may be yet to come.
But keeping tracking of flu activity is now as easy as going to the web.
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A new website at Flu-Star-Dot-com provides regional and national information on flu activity.
All you need is a zip code --and the site pulls up the information for your community.
You can even have the site e-mail you when there is a change in flu activity.
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((YOU REALLY WANT TO START BEING ON ALERT WHEN IT GOES ON THE MODERATE RANGE AND BE SORT OF AWARE AND THINKING ABOUT IT AS PATIENTS COME INTO YOUR OFFICE OR YOU MAY HAVE SYMPTOMS WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE INFLUENZA))
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Smith says the site enhances the physicians ability to diagnose influenza.
And she says early diagnosis is important for effective treatment.
The site is sponsored by a company that makes antiviral medication.
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For a link to the site you can go to webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Lynchburg is full of African-American historical sites.
Now a new effort is underway to promote them.
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((JENNIFER MIELE: TIME FOR NAPSTER TO FACE THE MUSIC. I'M NEWS 7 BUSINESS REPORTER JENNIFER MIELE. COMING UP NEXT, WE'LL HEAR WHAT NAPSTER FANS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE DECISION TODAY.))
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It's free and easy. But swapping songs on Napster may not last much longer, at least not without paying.
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A federal appeals court ruled today that the Internet music-sharing service violates copyright law. [NEXT PAGE 1006]
The ruling says Napster cannot let music fans use the service to download copyright music. [NEXT PAGE 1007]
And it must prevent users from gaining access to copyrighted music on its search site.
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Even if the decision ends Napster as we know it, music fans can still find other ways to get songs for free.
News 7's Jennifer Miele spoke with a radio D-J who's a big Napster user.
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(( Buddy Hartge is K-92's youngest D.J.
But Buddy is old enough to know the decision today will NOT stop Napster. [tc:23:41:06] ((BUDDY HARTGE/NAPSTER USER:THEY ARE GOING TO BE A LITTLE WISER, THEY ARE GOING TO BE A LITTLE SMARTER. THEY'VE GOT TWO, THREE COURT CASES AGAINST THEM NOW -- EACH TIME NAPSTER KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.)) [RUNS08]
Buddy uses Napster to "copy" songs from the Internet onto his computer -- a process similar to dubbing a song from a C.D. to a cassette tape.
Big record labels say downloading songs without paying for them is piracy.
Buddy disagrees.... he says Napster is an invaluable promotional tool. [tc:23;36:45] ((BUDDY HARTGE/NAPSTER USER:THEY'RE THE ONES BUYING YOUR CD'S, THEY'RE THE ONES COMING TO YOUR CONCERT, THEY'RE THE ONES BUYING THE, THEY'RE THE ONES BUYING THE MAGAZINES BECAUSE YOU'RE ON THE FRONT COVER OF IT.)) [RUNS08] [tc:23:47:46] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: THERE'S MORE AT STAKE HERE THEN FANS GETTING THEIR FAVORITE BEE GEES TUNE FOR FREE. THE APPEALS COURT DECISION WILL ESSENTIALLY DETERMINE HOW BOOKS, MOVIES AND MUSIC ARE DISTRIBUTED ON THE WEB. IT'S COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE MAKING.)) [RUNS12]
A trial in April will determine just how "legal" the entire Napster operation is.
For now, its creators will be forced to negotiate with record labels, paying them royalties for songs, then passing the cost down to Napster users. [tc:23:40:00] ((BUDDY HARTGE: I THINK THAT NAPSTER WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME GETTING PEOPLE TO PAY TO LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC. LIKE I SAID, THERE ARE SO MANY WEB SITES OUT THERE THAT YOU CAN JUST DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE FROM.)) [RUNS12]
Napster says it will appeal today's decision to the Supreme Court.... if that is what it takes to stay alive.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Botetourt County.))

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Blue chips started the new trading week with a rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 165 points.
NASDAQ rose 19.
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Last year Lynchburg unveiled its Legacy Museum.. now it has a Legacy tour celebrating local black history.
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The Chamber of Commerce recently ordered 35- thousand new brochures offering a guide to African- American heritage sites in central Virginia.
Chamber officials hope visitors to the Legacy Museum will decide to spend time seeing what else the region has to offer.
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((BRIAN KNOPP/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO BECOME ONE OF THE LEADERS IN HERITAGE AND CULTURAL TOURISM AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT INVESTMENT. IN ADDITION TO THE CIVIL WAR HISTORY, WE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER AS FAR AS THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.))
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Knopp says a 10- thousand dollar grant is helping to pay for advertisements in several major travel magazines.
Two busloads of high school students from Michigan will be the first to take advantage of the tour when they arrive for a visit this weekend.
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Tourists can also take advantage of a new guide to historic places in Western Virginia.
The Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College has produced a heritage guide that lists museums and historic sites from Alleghany County to the Coalfields.
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The guide includes many well-known attractions such as Virginia's Explore Park in Roanoke County, but also a number of smaller, private museums.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: THERE'S ONE IN WOODLAWN THAT'S A VERY FINE COLLECTION. THERE'S A LITTLE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM IN BRISTOL, VIRGINIA. THERE'S ANOTHER ONE IN LEE COUNTY. THERE'S A PRIVATE COAL AND RAILROAD MUSEUM IN DICKENSON COUNTY. SO WE HAVE SOME SITES THAT PROBABLY MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT.))
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The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide will be available through the Blue Ridge Institute, and many of the organizations that are listed.
Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Abingdon and Big Stone Gap have also agreed to distribute the brochure.
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Coming up, Stacy Compton is cruising in Daytona. Mike Stevens checks in with him.
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And John Hartman signs on the dotted line making a dream of his come true. His story up next.
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Second round qualifing notes and a second lease on success are the topics in Daytona tonight as we check in with Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller.
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One other note relating to the Nadeau cheating incident. NASCAR has fined his crew chief Tony Furr 10-thousand dollars .. and suspended him for the next four races.

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Cave Spring and Roanoke Star standout John Hartman signed this afternoon to play his college soccer at the University of Virginia.
It's a 90-percent scholarship one of the largest, if not the largest ever recieved by a soccer player in this area.

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John just returned from Florida where with the U18 National team he played against some of the best players in the world.
Flanked by his family and coaches John made his committment to UVA official today.
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Danny Beamer says 13 of John's Roanoke Star teammates will be playing on the college level next year.

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Another local soccer player is on his way to the pros.
Liberty University forward Jose Gomez has been drafted by the Charlotte Eagles of the A-League.
Gomez was selected the second pick overall in the first round.
He led the Flames last fall with 21 goals.

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The Vancouver Grizzlies may be on the move.
NBA Commissioner David Stern has given the club permission to explore moving.
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Stern and league officials met with the team's management today.
He says the team's financial situation is unfair to owner Michael Heisley.
Stern says the Grizzlies will lose at least 40-million dollars this year and even more next season.
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