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Thirty percent of the car tax remains, thanks to the terrorists.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A patient struck by a vehicle INSIDE the doctor's office. We'll tell you how it happened.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, High School football's regional semi finals kickoff tonight we'll show you the schedule of games.
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And Roger Clemens is the American League Cy Young winner for a record sixth time.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Rather warm tomorrow but a big drop in temperatures as we head closer to Thanksgiving. We will check out the temperatures in just a few moments.
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News 7 is next.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: REVENUES WILL NOT MEET THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO ADVANCE THE FINAL PHASE OF THE CAR TAX RELIEF NEXT YEAR. THIS IS OF COURSE DISAPPOINTING TO ME.))
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: WHEN YOU'RE 800 MILLION DOLLARS DOWN THAT'S CLEARLY AN EYE OPENER.))
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[OUT Q=that's clearly an eye opener.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A shortfall of almost 900 million dollars...more cuts to state agency budgets...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the news Jim Gilmore never wanted to deliver: the car tax remains.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[State-Budget]
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Blame the terrorists.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's what the Gilmore Administration's doing, saying today "no car tax" might have been achieved in its final budget if Virginia had NOT slipped from downturn to "Post Attack Recession."
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Ellen/ State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
How bad was the news today?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Well, if you believed the state Senate Finance Committee last year, a budget hole in the hundreds of thousands of dollars has been on the horizon.
But Governor Jim Gilmore today made a highly unusual November announcement, on the eve of briefing the Governor- Elect.
The shortfall pulls the legal triggers that freeze the car tax cut.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE EXPECT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN TO COLLECT 890 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THIS YEAR THAN PREVIOUSLY PROJECTED.))
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In typical Jim Gilmore style, he was all business -- hardly reflective at all on the fate of the major legacy of his administration.
We asked if the political costs of the budget standoff were worth it, if Gilmore was leaving office with the car tax still at 30 percent.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE IMPROPER TO DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WE JUST ENJOYED A REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.))
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The Governor's chief Republican nemesis on budget matters has been Senate Finance Chairman John Chichester.
Today, Chichester said the Governor's action on the car tax is prudent.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: I THINK IT CERTAINLY SHOWS THAT WE ARE ALL OPERATING, EATING OFF THE SAME PLATE NOW THAT WE DON'T HAVE THAT.))
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The Governor also revealed today he has asked state agencies to submit two percent budget cuts on top of the cuts they were already making.
And, he signed an executive order that raises the cap on unemployment benefits for all 140 thousand laid off workers statewide -- NOT just the Pentagon area workers he helped last month.))
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Governor- Elect Mark Warner put out a statement that reads: "I look forward to a detailed initial briefing tomorrow on the fiscal state of the Commonwealth. I expect to ask some very direct questions of the Governor's representatives, and look forward to hearing their answers."

Governor Gilmore's Chief of Staff had only this advice for Warner: be ready to hit the ground running with your top priorities as soon as you're sworn in, or the legislature will "eat you alive."
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Ellen/Microwave]
(QUESTION: On the jobless benefits executive order, how big a boost is that?)


The top pay category increases 100 dollars a week, or 37 percent throughout all the pay scales.
The Governor specifically mentioned the 23 hundred VF Imagewear workers who will be laid off in the coming months in Martinsville and Henry County.

[Burlington]


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As Ellen just mention, V-F Imagewear will cut 13 thousand jobs company-wide.
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Today... Burlington Industries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Both textile manufacturers blame their financial woes on the North American Free Trade Agreement. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is here now to tell us what the federal government plans to do about NAFTA's impact.
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Shannon, NAFTA made it virtually impossible for domestic textile companies to manufacture goods at competitive prices.
One professor I talked to says let Mexico have the textile jobs -- we'll take high-tech jobs.
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(( Burlington Industries sold off its plant in Low Moor in February, but still operates several others across the viewing area.
Now the V-F Imagewear plants in Henry County and Martinsville are on the line as well. [PRE PRO]
Burlington says quote "its all because of the U.S. Government's history of using the textile industry as a bargaining chip in international relations. The results have been devastating."
An Economic stimulus package is on the Senate floor includes a 75 percent payment of Health Insurance premiums for one year after a layoff IF the layoff is a result of NAFTA.
It's been approved by the Senate Finance Committee -- and 9th district Congressman Rick Boucher is certain some package will pass. [END PRE PRO]
Boucher better hope so. Come January of 2003, parts of Henry County will be in his district.
He's already planning to start showing off the area to potential businesses.
Professor Allen Trigger at Virginia Western Community Colleges says those businesses MUST be high-tech.
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((ALLEN TRIGGER/VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: AMERICAN WORKERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REALIZE THAT LOW SKILLED JOBS ARE GOING TO MOVE OFF SHORE. IT'S INEVITABLE.)) [butt butt butt] ((SO THEY NEED TO CONSIDER GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO DO THAT IS VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS15]))
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Trigger says jobs that require more skill come hand in hand with higher salaries and more stability.
And since the VF layoffs are a result of NAFTA, those who lose their jobs will be re-imbursed if they decide to go back to school.
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A resident at the Springs Nursing Center in Bath County has died after wandering away from the facility. The Bath County Sheriff's department says 85 year old Virginia Orem (OR-um) left the nursing home and fell into a ditch shortly before 8 o'clock this morning. An administrator with the nursing center would not comment, citing confidentiality concerns. No charges are pending, and the incident is still under investigation.

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Two women were injured today when a car went through the front of a Christiansburg building.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police say damage to Doctor T-P Davis's office was caused by 80-year Eula Sowers. They say Sowers pulled into the parking lot when her foot slipped onto the accelerator. Her car hit a parked vehicle then went through the building, into the lobby where it struck a patient. That woman, Mildred Farmer of Riner, was pinned under the vehicle and suffered multiple leg fractures. The passenger of the parked vehicle was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Dr. Davis says the office will re-open on Monday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Imagine winning more than a million dollars, but still losing your home... that's what could happen to one local man.
His story's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And an area food bank hopes it won't become a victim of September Eleventh.
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[Travel]
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Thanksgiving is just a week away, but this year, the number of people traveling for the holiday could be down.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Thanksgiving travel is expected to be down by about six percent this year. The largest decrease will likely be felt by the airline industry. Triple-A says enough time had passed since the September 11th attacks and travelers were ready to take back to the skies until this week's crash of an American flight in New York.
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((RANDY GREEN/AAA; WE SAW HERE AT AAA PEOPLE WERE STARTING TO CALL US AND THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT TRAVELING AGAIN, SOME OVERSEAS AND DOMESTIC BY AIR. THEN THIS HAPPENED ON MONDAY.))
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Meanwhile, Triple-A says 87 percent of holiday travelers are expected to travel by car. That would be the highest percentage of automobile holiday travel ever.
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[Hunger]


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The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank says a new study shows more than one-quarter of the people it serves are children.
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Also in the study, more than two-thirds of the hungry choose between buying food and paying their heating and utility bills. Organizers say despite the spirit of giving following September's terrorist attacks, there are still many in our area who need assistance.
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((PAMELA IRVINE/SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA FOOD BANK DIRECTOR; WE WANTED TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHAME PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM FEEL GUILTY THAT THEY CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONAL DISASTERS. THEY SHOULD, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO. WHAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE A NEED EVERYDAY THAT'S JUST AS SEVERE.))
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The Food Bank delivers food to more than 300 religious and charity organizations which serve more than 3-hundred-thousand people a year.
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[Barrosse]


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A former Health Department employee is suing officials of the Roanoke/Alleghany Health District. He says he was fired for distributing religious tracts at work. The compliant was filed by the Rutherford Institute on behalf of Raymond Barrosse (buh-ROSS), Junior. The suit says he placed the materials in "public areas" of the Commonwealth Building during non-working hours. Barrosse says he was told he was being discharged, based on a Health Department policy prohibiting such religious expression. An attorney at the Rutherford Institute calls it a "textbook example discrimination."

[Witcher]


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A Franklin County farmer's discrimination lawsuit against the government made him a millionaire ... but he lost his house and farm in the process.
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In August, Sherman Witcher got 1-point-2 MILLION dollars from the federal government.
That's one of the largest settlements awarded to a black farmer in their joint discrimination lawsuit against the U-S Department of Agriculture.
Witcher says he fell into debt while fighting for his settlement.
One day after getting it, creditors foreclosed on his home and farm.
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((SHERMAN WITCHER: I WAS IMMEDIATELY ATTACKED BY EVERY CREDITOR THAT I HAD.... AND ROB ME BLIND. NOW, IT'S DOWN TO LOSING MY HOUSE AND LAND. EVERYBODY WANTS THEIRS BEFORE YOU GET YOURS.))
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Witcher is taking his creditors, the county clerk and attorney, and the Farm Service Agency to court tomorrow.
He's seeking an injunction to keep the bank from selling his land to pay off his debts.
In the meantime, Witcher and his family have bought a new home.
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[Stocks]


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A mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 49 points.
NASDAQ dropped three.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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Parents who take their children to Lewis-Gale Clinic for a check-up no longer have to worry about exposing them to sick kids.
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That's because the clinic is expanding its Pediatric Unit to include three separate waiting areas. There will be one for sick kids, another for well children --and another for mothers who want to nurse.
Lewis-Gale says a growing number of patients required some changes.
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((DR. ROBERT FERN/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC; THE HISTORY HERE OF LAST TWO TO THREE YEARS IS THERE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE WAITING ... PART OF WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO IS INCREASED PHYSICIANS SERVICES --AND THEN DECOMPRESS ALL OF THE CROWDING))
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Lewis-Gale Clinic has also added more nurses who can take phone calls and offer some level of pediatric care over the phone.
And as added convenience --the Pediatric unit now has its own outside entrance.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Lewis Gale also plans to add more hours for pediatric patients at its Bonsack Medical Center beginning January 2nd.

[Tyminski]


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A leading bluegrass musician from Frankin County is back home singing a happier tune.
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Dan Tyminski took center stage last week by winning two Country Music Association awards,
Tyminski picked up Single of the year and album of the year for the movie soundtrak "O brother Where Art Thou."
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((DAN TYMINSKI/ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION: I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE THAT. IT WAS UNEXPECTED. HAVE YOU EVER GO TO TAKE A DRINK OF COCA COLA AND IT BEEN AN ICED TEA AND YOU KINDA LOST THERE FOR A SECOND, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, I'M JUST NOW COMING OUT OF THAT VACCUM.))
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Tyminski is home for a little R&R before heading back on the road to tour with Alison Krauss and Union Station.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Roger Clemens wins another Cy Young Award the High School football semi finals kickoff tomorrow night.
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And Virginia's Antwoine Womack will suit up when Virginia Tech rolls into Scott Stadium this weekend.
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If there is such a thing as a "wildcard" in this year's Tech-UVa game is has to be Virginia's senior running back Antwoine Womack. Mike Stevens has more on the one man who has the potential to be a difference maker on Saturday.
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(( It's been 12 weeks, three long months since Womack suffered a high ankle sprain against Wisconsin. His senior season consists of a grand total of 74 yards rushing. But this Saturday he will be as well as he has been since before the injury. ((AL GROH:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) In fact, Womack racked up 120 of those yards in the first quarter alone during last year's game. Rest assured - the Tech defenders will be on high alert when number one is in the game. ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) ((CHAD BEASLEY:)) On the flip side - UVa's often porous run defense will get its first LIVE look at Kevin Jones - although the Cavs have seen plenty of him on videotape. ((AL GROH:)) ((KEVIN JONES:)) Jones has some big shows to fill. Lee Suggs scored four TDs in this game last season. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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The high school football playoffs open tomorrow night. Here's a look at Friday Football Extra's regional semi-finals contests.
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[S-Clemens]


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Yankee Pitcher Roger Clemens has added another Cy Young award to his trophy case.
At age 39, Clemens is the third oldest Cy Young Winner.
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The Yankee Righthander got 21 of 28 first place votes for the American league honor.
Clemen's, who went 20 and 3 with a 3 point 51 earned run average and 213 strikeouts, is the only pitcher to win more than 4 Cy Youngs. He received 5 second place votes and 2 thirds for 122 points from the baseball Writers Association of America. (------------)