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Coming up on NEWS 7: Norfolk-Southern triples first quarter earnings.
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Here at Longwood College, summer vacation has arrived early...
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in the form of a fire.
We'll talk to students about their experiences during and after last night's blaze.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Debbie Ryan gets another coaching honor. The Tech golf team is fired up for the Big East championship this weekend.
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And we'll head to Greensboro and check in with defending champ Hal Sutton at Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
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Bundle up and cover the plants. Nature brings a cold twist to the forecast tonight but our WeatherSchool question will try to heat things up. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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The school year at Longwood College goes up in flames.
Now students and faculty are figuring out what to do next.
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[ANCHOR=KEith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Longwood-Fire]


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The school year is over at Longwood, thanks to a devastating fire last night.
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Shannon Young is Farmville tonight where some students are already heading home.
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Keith, the fire at the historic campus destroyed the school's signature building and damaged three others.
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400 students, most of them freshmen were evacuated last night.
They're being kept out of their rooms, pending an investigation into the cause of the blaze.
Arson investigators are on scene, but there's no indication as to whether the fire was suspicious.
The blaze was the third to strike the institution since the 1920's.
No one was seriously hurt or killed.
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The semester was just three days from ending when fire broke out.
The sudden end to the school year and the amount of damage to personal belongings have students struggling to stay positive as they head into the summer.
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The man suspected of killing a Hooter's waitress about three months ago decided to forgo a preliminary hearing.
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Christopher Haynes was arrested in February and has been in the city jail since.
The 26-year old Army enlisted man met Tina Foster when he and his buddies stopped in at Hooter's for lunch while in town on funeral detail.
The two exchanged phone numbers and she apparently agreed to a private photo shoot that night. Her body was found about a week later.
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Haynes waved his right today to hear a preliminary presentation of the evidence against him. He'll most likely be indicted next month.

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"We've made a profit." That's the message from Norfolk Southern today.
Quite a change from last quarter's 48 million dollar loss.
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N-S says demand for coal is really boosting business this quarter.
Power Companies are asking for coal to generate more power than ever.
The railroad also says it's spending less thanks to the latest restructuring plan.
C-E-O David Goode is throwing his support behind a railroad retirement bill in Washington that would cutback spending even more.
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((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: WE'RE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT AS LABOR HAS BEEN AND ARE CONTINUING TO MAKE A STRONG PUSH. I GUESS OUR GENERAL CONSENSUS IT TO GET IT DONE.))
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The retirement bill would allow employees age 60, with 30 years of experience, to retire.
Goode says if more people retire early, fewer will have to be furloughed during restructuring.
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[Comair-Strike]


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Comair officials and striking pilots are back at the bargaining table.
Federal mediators brought the two sides together today.
These are the first negotiations since Comair's pilots went on strike March 26th.
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Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.

The Delta-owned airline serves 95 cities including Roanoke, Charlottesville and Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=KEith]
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Feathers fly as a truck full of turkeys overturns.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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And a lesson in losing control, and how it could save lives.
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The evening commute in Southside is quite different from the morning one.
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A tractor trailer carrying turkeys overturned around three o'clock this morning on Route 29 just north of Danville.

The accident created traffic backups, when crews closed one lane in both directions for more than seven hours.
The driver suffered only minor injuries.
The State Police says the driver will face charges.
Most of the 11-hundred turkeys survived the wreck.
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On this mild Spring day, law enforcement trainees in the New River Valley are learning to drive defensively on icy roads.
Just how they are doing this has nothing do with the weather and everything to do with technology.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the all the twists and turns of an unusual training system.
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((NATS TC 23:04:49 CAR 360 TURN On this course for law enforcement trainees, the point is to lose control and that 40-thousand dollar mechanism attached to the car makes it easy.
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((TOBIAS PHILLIPS/NEW RIVER CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY;THE BEAUTY OF IT IS YOU CAN SIMULATE ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS ROAD CONDITIONS. )) [RUNS:10]
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The skid car system simulates weather conditions by altering the grip of the wheels, they can set it to front slick (nats) back slick (nats) or full slick (nats)
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((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; CONTROLLING THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY IS CONTROLLED BY THIS COMPUTER KEY PAD, WITH ONE TOUCH OF A BUTTON THE OUTSIDE MECHANISM ADJUSTS.)) In the driver's seat, you can really feel the difference
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((DAVID WALL/DEPUTY IN TRAINING; IT GIVES YOU THE SENSATION OF DRIVING ON ICE OR LOSE GRAVEL WHERE YOU ACTUALLY LOSE CONTROL OF THE CAR AND YOU HAVE TO REGAIN CONTROL))
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An instructor guides trainees on what techniques work best in certain situations. With practice here, officials say they will have useful skills during the real thing
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((STEPHEN BALLEY/SKID CAR INSTRUCTOR; YOU COUNTER STEER INTO THE SKID AND TRY TO BRAKE IN TO A STRAIGHT LINE, AND LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, NOT WHERE YOUR GOING.))
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Organizers say a future goal is to have every officer in the state train on the Skid car system, (nats- car) Rachel Cannon News 7 Radford.))
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One of Virginia's largest private employers has a new owner.
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General Dynamics has bought Newport News Shipbuilding, in a deal valued at about two-and a half billion dollars.


With the acquisition, General Dynamics will become the Navy's lone manufacturer of aircraft carriers and submarines.
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Wall Street gained some ground today thanks to optimism about the health of the economy. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 171 pouints.
NASDAQ gained 43.
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Virginia Western Community College has announced it's new president. Robert (SAN-dul) Sandel is currently president of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap. Sandel will replace Charles Downs at Virginia Western, who is retiring after 20 years as president of the school.

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Ken Schutz says it's hard to let go of the museum he loves, and even the funding problems it now faces... but the Executive Director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia says it's time to move on.
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Schutz is leaving Roanoke at the end of May, to lead the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
He says the fight for state funding played a role, as well as the need for a leader who could commit to the next stage of the museum's development.
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((KEN SCHUTZ/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: IT'S HARD TO LET GO OF EVERYTHING, THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS PLACE, WHAT I'VE ALWAYS LOVED, AND THE PROBLEMS IT FACES TOO. I'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN THIS DEBATE FOR MANY MONTHS NOW AND EMOTIONALLY I'M VERY INVESTED IN IT. AND I'M FINDING IT HARD TO LET GO.))
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The Desert Botanical Garden has an endowment, and it enjoys strong attendance and retail revenues. It does not receive any public funds.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Now for that story we hoped to bring you earlier.
Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod has more on the big changes coming to Danville's Museum of FIne Arts.
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[SUPER=01-Doris Jones/Education Coordinator; 1:02]
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(( It is here in the old William Sutherlin mansion where Jefferson Davis wrote his last official proclamation as president of the Confederacy.
It now houses Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The building is more than a hundred and fifty years old, and it shows.
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((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DIRECTOR: OUR HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WERE OFFLY OUTDATED.)) [Runs06]
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So last fall, the museum began a more than half million dollar renovation project.
Workers have gutted walls, put up walls, and replaced all the electrical wiring.
They're also took out all the radiators and are moving the ventilation system into the fireplaces.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ALSO IN STORE, A NEW STORAGE FACILITY. THE MUSEUM WILL NOW BE ABLE TO HOUSE ITS COLLECTION IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTROLLED ROOM. THAT WILL BE A BIG STEP IN PERSERVING THIS ARTIFICATS FOR YEARS TO COME.)) [Runs11]
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There will also be some cosmetic changes.
Visitors will see better handicapped accessiblity.
The museum also plans to install better lighting in the galleries.
Museum officials hope the changes will attract larger exhibits and bigger crowds.
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((DORIS JONES/EDUCATION COORDINATOR: IT IS GOING TO BE WONDERFUL FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GREATLY EXPANDED AND WE'RE VERY MUCH MORE IN THE SCHOOLS AND BRINGING STUDENTS HERE.)) [Runs10]
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Construction should be completed by next month.
And Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History plans to open its old doors to a new era in Mid June.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the new world heavyweight boxing champ is involved in a bizarre car wreck. We'll head down to Greensboro and check in the at Chrysler Classic, plus
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head to Montgomery County and get up to speed with the Tech golf team that is headed to the Big East tournament as the favorite.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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The most successful golf team in Virginia Tech history is the top seed at this weekend's Big East Tournament.
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The 2001 Hokies have won more tournaments, five this season, than any other Tech Golf team.
The Hokies are ranked 18th in the Golfweek- Sagarin poll and 22nd in the Mastercard Poll.
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[SUPER=01-Johnson Wagner/Va. Tech Junior; :20]
[SUPER=01-Brian Krusoe/Top 25 All 2001 Tournaments; :28]
[SUPER=01-Brenden De Jonge/2 Tournament Wins In 2001; :43]
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The Big East Tournament is Saturday and Sunday in Rhode Island.

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The PGA tour is making its annual stop in North Carolina this weekend at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro. This is the 63rd year of the tournament and today the tournament's defending champion joined several amateurs for the Celebrity Pro Am. Roy Stanley and photographer Dennis Brown have more from the Carolina Triad.
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Virginia women's head basketball coach Debbie Ryan has been named head coach for the World University Games team.


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Ryan will coach the team August 22nd through September first in Beijing China. Ryan has served as both coach and committee member for USA basketball in the past and the World University games mark her fourth USA basketball coaching assignment. These games are held every two years. In 24 years at UVa Ryan has 544 wins and a string of 18 consecutive NCAA tournament berths.
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[anchor-mike]
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In other UVa women's hoops news, guard Cherrise Graham has transferred to Uva from Purdue. She is one of six newcomers to join the Cavaliers.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Finally tonight - imagine winning the world heavyweight boxing title and being rewarded with a parade in your hometown - only to get knocked out in car wreck.
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Hasim Rahman and his family were honored today in Baltimore with such a parade. The motorcade was moving along fine until one of the cars was struck by a taxi. The collision sent Rahman and his family flying out of the car onto the pavement. Rahman suffered cuts on his elbows. His wife and two kids also escaped serious injury.
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[Danville-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC2:02:57]
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Now for that story we hoped to bring you earlier.
Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod has more on the big changes coming to Danville's Museum of FIne Arts.
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[SUPER=01-Lynne Bjarnesen/Director; :15]
[SUPER=@justin1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Doris Jones/Education Coordinator; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville]

(( It is here in the old William Sutherlin mansion where Jefferson Davis wrote his last official proclamation as president of the Confederacy.
It now houses Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The building is more than a hundred and fifty years old, and it shows.
[SOT 16:37:41]
[IN Q=Our heating and electrical]

((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DIRECTOR: OUR HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WERE OFFLY OUTDATED.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=were offly outdated]


So last fall, the museum began a more than half million dollar renovation project.
Workers have gutted walls, put up walls, and replaced all the electrical wiring.
They're also took out all the radiators and are moving the ventilation system into the fireplaces.
[SOT 16:46:58]
[IN Q=Also in store, a new]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ALSO IN STORE, A NEW STORAGE FACILITY. THE MUSEUM WILL NOW BE ABLE TO HOUSE ITS COLLECTION IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTROLLED ROOM. THAT WILL BE A BIG STEP IN PERSERVING THIS ARTIFICATS FOR YEARS TO COME.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=for years to come]


There will also be some cosmetic changes.
Visitors will see better handicapped accessiblity.
The museum also plans to install better lighting in the galleries.
Museum officials hope the changes will attract larger exhibits and bigger crowds.
[SOT 16:41:32]
[IN Q=It is going to be wonderful]

((DORIS JONES/EDUCATION COORDINATOR: IT IS GOING TO BE WONDERFUL FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GREATLY EXPANDED AND WE'RE VERY MUCH MORE IN THE SCHOOLS AND BRINGING STUDENTS HERE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=and bringing students here]


Construction should be completed by next month.
And Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History plans to open its old doors to a new era in Mid June. Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))