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Coming up on News 7--
An 18- year- old high school student is behind bars in New York after guns and explosives are found in his tote bag.
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And while most kindergartners are familiar only with French FRIES...some Henry County students are learning how to speak the language.
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Another day of rain today and the wet weather keeps popping us in the forecast. We'll take a peek at the weekend outlook coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon, right after this break.




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A high school student in New York is caught with more than a dozen bombs and two guns on school property.
Authorities say he was caught just in the nick of time.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
18 year old Jeremy Getman is in jail, charged with 11 felonies after an incident that authorities say COULD have been another Columbine.
Byron Pitts reports.
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[SUPER=01-David Sambroski/Student; :28]
[SUPER=01-Mike Trice/District Attorney; :45]
[SUPER=01-Marty Sambroski/Parent; 1:11]
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(( NARR: POLICE ARE CONVINCED 18 YEAR OLD JEREMY GETMAN WAS SET ON BLOWING UP AT LEAST PART OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL... AND KILLING AS MANY OF HIS CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS AS POSSIBLE.
NARR: HOURS BEFORE THE RAMPAGE WAS TO HAVE STARTED...GETMAN REPORTEDLY GAVE A FEMALE CLASSMATE A THREATENING NOTE -- CLAIMING HE HAD A GUN. SHE TOOK THE NOTE TO A TEACHER -- A SHORT TIME LATER ... SOUTH SIDE HIGH WAS EVACUATED.

sot: Joe Thomas, student ...We had to run down to the library. Then

they wouldn't tell us what was going on. We were all scared.

sot: David Sambroski, student ...Then they came over the intercom and

said we need to get out now.
NARR: POLICE RECOVERED 14-PIPE BOMBS, THREE SMALLER BOMBS, A PROPANE TANK, A SAWED-OFF SHOT GUN, A 22-CALIBER PISTOL... AND A BOOK BAG FULL OF AMMUNITION.

sot: Mike Trice, Chemung County DA ...Well we're very fortunate to let

the community know that everyone is safe. No one got hurt.
NARR: A SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER ARRESTED GETMAN IN THE CAFETERIA. ONCE AGAIN -- SMALL TOWN AMERICA GOT A WAKE-UP CALL.

sot: Marty Sambroski, parent ...you fear for people's safety, but in

this world that we've got today, nobody's safe.

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A civilian says HE operated a lever on the U-S submarine that sank a Japanese fishing boat last week off Hawaii.


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((JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: A CIVILIAN GUEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH A QUALIFIED NAVY CREW MEMBER ACTUALLY OPERATED THE EMERGENCY BALLAST TANK BLOW ACUATION VALVES. ))
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His remarks come as investigators focus on HOW the sub managed to hit the boat as it was surfacing.
Officials have also determined that all safety sensors on the sub were in good working order.
Nine people are still missing from the collision.
Meantime, Japan's foreign minister is demanding information on WHY civilians were on board in the first place.
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[Bristol-Body]


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Bristol Police say the body of a missing college student has been found.
18-year-old Yasmeen Qutub (YAHS'-meen ka-TUB') went for a walk last week after an argument with a friend at Virginia Intermont College and never returned.
Her body was discovered yesterday morning in some woods.
(ka-TUB) Qutub roomed with her twin sister.
She was from the Chicago area.

[Goodyear]


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Goodyear has announced layoffs.
150 to 175 employees at the company's Danville plant will be affected due to a slowdown in truck tire production.

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Demand for truck tires has shrunk in the last several months.
The company has notified employees that layoffs are coming but has not specifically told individual workers who will go.
A company spokesperson does say Goodyear hopes the lay offs are only temporary.
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Goodyear also announced yesterday the elimination of 72-hundred jobs globally.
Danville plant officials say that move should not affect operations there.

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Little Henry Moore needs a bone marrow transplant. Some two- thousand people have added their names to the bone marrow registry in hopes of helping him. And, while a perfect match has not been found for the Radford toddler, more than a dozen others now have renewed hope.
Radford's prosecutor is the latest to help. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( Randal Duncan spends most of his work day in the courtroom or preparing for his next case. But next month-- the Radford prosecutor will take time away to give the gift of life.
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((RANDAL DUNCAN/DONOR: I WOULD HAVE NEVER SUBMITTED A SAMPLE FOR THE BANK HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HENRY'S DRIVE.)) [RUNS06]
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Henry is the Radford boy who was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. Duncan works in the same office with Henry's father. And, while Duncan hoped to be a match for his colleague's son it did NOT pan out. But Duncan is a match for a 48- year old woman with leukemia.
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((RANDAL DUNCAN/DONOR: I WOULD HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE CAN LEARN FROM THIS AS OPPOSED TO BEING INDIFFERENT.)) [runs7]
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The American Red Cross say 13 people who signed up to help Henry have now been contacted as possible matches for others.
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((PAULA DOWNS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: I JUST THINK IT'S AN EXCITING TIME TO KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO'S ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ACTUALLY GIVING LIFE TO ANOTHER PERSON.)) [runs11]
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[nat sound] Which is what keeps the Moores going... as they wait for a perfect match for their son who will die without a transplant.
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((PATRICK MOORE/HENRY'S FATHER: IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING BUT A REALLY REALLY GOOD FEELING A LOT OF GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SADNESS AND THAT SOMEHOW BRINGS US HAPPINESS IT REALLY DOES, IT REALLY MAKES US HAPPY TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE BEING SAVED. ANGELA MOORE/HENRY'S MOTHER: EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT HENRYS IT STILL GIVES US HOPE THAT SOME DRIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE WILL PRODUCE THE DONOR.)) [RUNS25] The Moores may find that person in April. That's when they hope to organize another bone marrow drive. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford.))

[French-Class]


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Students at one Henry County Elementary School are learning more than reading, writing, and arithmetic.
They're also learning how to speak a foreign language.
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Students at Ridgeway Elementary School are learning to speak French at a very young age...as early as kindergarten.
This is all part of a pilot program that exposes kids to a foreign language before they get to middle school.
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((KATHY DeFRIECE/TEACHER: THEY USUALLY ARE ASKING HER TO LEARN MORE AS SHE'S LEAVING AND TIME HAS RUN OUT. THEY'RE STILL SAYING HOW TO SAY THIS AND HOW TO SAY THAT.))
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So are there any real benefits to starting early when it comes to learning a foreign language?
Educators in Henry County think so.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll show if kids are mastering French at such a young age and whether this is a trend that will be spreading to other schools
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The federal probe into former President Clinton's pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich will focus largely on Rich's ex- wife.
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A criminal investigation is under way in New York. A federal prosecutor wants to determine if MONEY played a role in Clinton's last-minute decision to pardon Rich.
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Rich's former wife, Denise, contributed more than a million dollars to the Democratic party AND more than 100- thousand dollars to Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate campaign.
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((JACK QUINN/RICH'S ATTORNEY: I TELL YOU TODAY THAT NOTHING IN MY COMMUNICATION WITH HIM REMOTELY SUGGESTED TO ME THAT HE WAS THINKING ABOUT OR MOTIVATED BY HIS FRIENDSHIPS, HIS POLITICS, OR HIS LIBRARY.))
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Marc Rich was charged with tax evasion, fraud and illegal oil dealings with Iran.
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[Pledge-Bill]


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The General Assembly has approved a measure expressing regret for Virginia's participation in the forced sterilizations of more than 74-hundred people.
On a voice vote yesterday, the Senate passed a resolution condemning the practice of eugenics. The House of Delegates had already passed the resolution.
Meanwhile, students won't be forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance- that bill died in Richmond for now.
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Despite a mostly favorable reception in the House Education Committee, the Senator who's carrying the bill accused its members of trying to "muck it up."
Fairfax Republican Warren Barry actually stormed out of the committee before a vote was taken.
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((BARRY: WELL, WE GOT A BUNCH OF PINKOS ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT HAVE NIBBLED AWAY ON THE BILL TO THE POINT WHERE IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MEANING. AND WHY PUT SOMETHING THROUGH THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MEANING?))
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The committee had voted to allow local school boards to decide if a student who refused to say the pledge should be expelled.
Senator Barry says any student who defies the mandate without written permission should be kicked out of school.
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Currently, only gun and drug offenses cause mandatory expulsions in Virginia schools.
The Education Committee will give Senator Barry another chance at the bill tomorrow, if he wants it.

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Minorities make up one-third of the ranks of Virginia's National Guard, but minorities hold only ten percent of the officer positions...
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Yesterday, one of only two minority colonels out of 33 was elevated to the rank of brigadier general.
That means that General Bert Holmes, Junior is now second in command... and the highest ranking African-American ever in the state guard.
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((GEN. BERT HOLMES, JR./VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD; WHEN ONE IS TRYING TO PROGRESS AND ACHIEVE, WE OFTEN FEEL VERY LONELY. HOWEVER, THIS ROAD TO SUCCESS IS NEVER TRAVELED ALONE. FOR EVERYONE WHO IS SUCCESSFUL, THEY ARE SUPPORTED AND HAVE RECEIVED HELP ALL ALONG THE WAY.))
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In his civilian life, General Holmes is a surgeon in Norfolk.
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A local engineering firm defends its report on co- locating two gas pipelines in Virginia.
That after the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors criticized the study.
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The county asked Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern to find out how much it would cost to build a new Virginia Gas Pipeline next to an existing one owned by East Tennessee Natural Gas.
When the report came back, there was no cost estimate in it. [PRE PRO]
The company told News 7 "We stand behind the study. It was performed in a short time period -- a one week overview of the proposed pipeline. It would not have been prudent to speculate on a cost after one week's worth of analysis."

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The engineering firm says it believes co-locating the pipelines is NOT an option because of major issues of safety.

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Virginia Bradley found 150 gallons of heating oil on her basement floor three weeks ago. She hasn't lived in the house since.
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Bradley and her disabled son have been living in a motel since the heating oil delivery-man used an intake pipe that was no longer connected to a tank.
Friends and family have been working to salvage Bradley's belongings, but the fumes linger.
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((VIRGINIA BRADLEY: YOU CAN'T STAND TO SMELL ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN IN THE HOUSE. YOU CAN'T STAND IN THE HOUSE. FUMES ARE JUST REAL BAD.))
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Bradley says she's thankful for the help she's received from the Red Cross and her church. But efforts to clean up the damage are moving slowly.
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Officials with A. Byron Smith Oil Company were unavailable for comment yesterday.

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Two people are killed-- nine others rescued when an avalanche sweeps through a Canadian ski resort.
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The survivors, all Swedish and Danish nationals, were trapped for 24 hours in sub-zero temperatures.
But Canadian rescue teams airlifted them to safety yesterday.
Officials say there were no serious injuries among the survivors, but they did suffer from exhaustion and exposure.
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[First-Union]


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In business news,
A cup of Joe will cost you.
That's the message from First Union's C-E-O Ken Thompson.
He's freezing salaries of the bank's top thousand managers, trimming perks like free coffee and travel, and cutting jobs across the board.
Thompson is pulling back the reigns on himself, too.
He's among the top hundred or so bank executives who didn't get a bonus last year.

[Female-Golfer]


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And finally today--
82- year- old golfer Evelyn Tucci never thought she'd fulfill her dream of hitting a hole-in-one.
But earlier this week, she not only made ONE hole-in-one.
She made TWO.
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Evelyn and her partner Carin West appeared on "The Early Show" this morning to talk about the unbelievably lucky round.
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((EVELYN TUCCI/GOLFER: I STOOD UP TO THE TEE AND DECIDED I WOULD TRY TO GET ON THE GREEN AND THE BALL HIT JUST BEFORE THE GREEN AND STARTED HEADING TOWARD THE PIN AND THEN THAT WAS THAT. MY PARTNER SAW IT GO IN AND I WAS NOT SURE UNTIL I SAW IT IN THE CUP.))
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The odds of one person hitting TWO holes-in-one during a single round of golf are about 67- MILLION to one.
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And for the record, Evelyn and her partner won the tournament in Florida with a handicapped score of 55. [GRAPHIC=none ]