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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Authorities make an arrest in a Henry County Murder Case.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And as many as 400 people in Lynchburg will lose their jobs.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, The Dazzle is back on the hardwood tonight for a game against Asheville the Yankees and Mets swap a couple of players.
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[VO-NAT]


And Sources tell news 7 sports that Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle is on the list of candidates for the head coaching job at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Looks like it might be a 50/50 weekend. Rain for starters, sunshine by Sunday. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((THERE WERE A LOT OF CONCERNS. WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE. RISK OR DANGER))
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[OUT Q=risk or danger.]
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[VO-NAT]

A tense three days in the Martinsville area ends with the arrest of a capital murder suspect.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It turns out the two men knew one another, though the victim was 72 and the accused is just 29.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

The arrest last night of Quentin Wayne Hairston came right after he was questioned by Martinsville police. Authorities are not saying whether he confessed to killing Ralph Alvin Hubbard. They're saying only that the "interview" resulted in Hairston's arrest. The break in the case came exactly 72 hours after Hubbard was shot in his truck outside a city elementary school.
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[IN Q=The incident is believed]

((THE INCIDENT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE OCCURRED AT CLEARVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE PICKUP WAS DRIVEN A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY TO A RAVINE AND SET ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimie Nester/Henry Co Sheriff's Dept]
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[OUT Q=set on fire.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hubbard's Toyota pick-up was found burning in Henry County Monday evening- -just over the city line from Clearview Elementary where Hubbard's body had been discovered just 20 minutes earlier. The two jurisdictions worked the crimes together, but have charged Hairston separately. The Greyson Street resident faces capital murder, robbery, arson and firearms charges. He has at least one prior felony conviction, and is being held without bond.
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[Bedford-Stabbing]


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An argument in Bedford ended with a woman being stabbed this afternoon.
Police say they found Annie M. Jones inside her home on Orange Street. She'd been stabbed three times in the back.
Her condition is not known.
Police arrested and charged Ricky T. Evans, Senior, with Malicious Wounding.

[SCI-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Close to 400 people are out of work at S-C-I Systems in Lynchburg. That's nearly a third of the plant's total workforce.
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[VO-NAT]
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The layoff announcement came today prompted by what company officials say has been a downturn in the market for cell phone base systems.
The reduction affects both salaried and hourly workers. S-C-I says more than half of them volunteered to take the severance package.
S-C-I took over the cell phone infrastructure business from Ericsson a year ago, and still leases about 375-thousand square feet of the facility on Candlers Mountain Road.
The company says affected workers are being given outplacement services.
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[Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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When Telegate U-S-A closes its doors next week, Clifton Forge town officials hope it won't be too long before another company moves in.
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[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]

The center currently handles directory assistance calls for A-T-and-T and Verizon Wireless. 130 people will lose their jobs when the company closes. City economic officials say they have 12 leads from companies interested in the center.
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[IN Q=When we met Monday...]

((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; WHEN WE MET MONDAY WITH THE STATE, THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MET WITH US AND JACKSON RIVER TECHNICAL CENTER, OUR VOCATIONAL PROGRAM, BOTH HAVE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMS THAT WOULD HELP CHANNEL INDIVIDUALS INTO THIS. AN EMPLOYER COULD COME HERE AND EXPECT 5-TO-6 APPLICATIONS FOR EVERY AVAILABLE JOB, AND THAT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T HEAR IN OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA;))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Devel. Coordinator;]
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[OUT Q=hear in other parts of Virginia.]
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Loope says the center could handle anything from catologue orders to a hotel reservation hotline. Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher have also been active in the search for a new employer.
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[Bradshaw-Fire]


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A pair of family pets were rescued from a burning home this morning in Roanoke County.
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It happened around 10:45 when a passer-by noticed smoke coming from a home on Bradshaw Road.
She called 9-11, then pulled the dogs to safety.
The fire started on the back porch, and damage is estimated at 65 thousand dollars.
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((SHIRLEY WOLD/DOG RESCUER: I WAS COMING DOWN BRADSHAW ROAD AND I SAW THE SMOKE AND WHEN I COME AROUND THE CORNER I CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, RAN BACK HERE AND GOT THE DOGS AND REALIZED IT WAS A HOUSE FIRE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Though firefighters have not yet determined a cause, the owner of the home says he did leave a crock pot on before he left his home around 8:15.
No one else was in the house when the fire started.
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[VMI]


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The U-S Justice department has finally agreed to end federal oversight of Co-education at Virginia Military Institute.
Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed the 10-year old federal lawsuit against the school.
The court order says that the Commonwealth has implemented a plan that conforms to the equal protection clause of the U-S Constitution.
V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's pleased the school was able to conclude the case without compromising the Institute's core values.

[Bush]


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President Bush commemorated the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a speech in Norfolk this afternoon.
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10 thousand active duty military and guests filled the deck of the U-S-S Enterprise to hear him speak.
The ship had helped launch the first strikes this fall in the war against terrorism.
Sixty years ago today, an earlier model of the carrier Enterprise was steaming home after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but later turned back to encounter attacking squadrons.
President Bush today was joined by 25 Pearl Harbor survivors.
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[IN Q=They saw the attack]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: THEY SAW THE ATTACK AND KNEW IT'S VICTIMS BY NAME. THEY CAN READ THE LAST MEMORIES OF PEACE, AND THE FIRST MOMENTS OF WAR. AND THE FACES OF LOST FRIENDS FOREVER IN THEIR MEMORY.))
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[OUT Q=in their memory.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Bush said he will add September 11, 2001, to Japan's December 7th, 1941, sneak attack as a date that will live in infamy.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Law enforcement in one Southwest Virginia county will be hitting the roads this holiday season... cracking down on Drunk Drivers.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And Covington's Old City Hall is quickly becoming a piece of history.
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[Henry-School]


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Parents in Henry County are asking plenty of questions .. over a controversial proposal to consolidate high schools, close three elementary schools, and re-organize others.
The county's school board is scheduled to vote on the plan one week from today.
Justin McLeod has some of the most commonly-asked questions .. and the district's answers.
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[SUPER=01-David Maxwell/Parent; :12 QUICK]
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((((NAT SOUND IN SCHOOL))
They've been discussing possible school closings and consolidation for nearly five years here in Henry County.
So some want to know why suddenly act now.
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((DAVID MAXWELL/PARENT: I THINK THEY'RE RUSHING IT. I THINK ITS A DONE DEAL AND THEY WANT TO GET IT IN REAL QUICK BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.)) [Runs04]
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The school board says it has no choice.
Declining enrollment, falling sales tax revenues, and the state's budget crunch will add up to more than a million dollar shortfall next year.
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((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS NEXT YEAR THAT WE HAVE THIS YEAR TO OPERATE OUR SCHOOLS. THATS A LOT OF MONEY.)) [Runs07]
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The district believes the reconfiguration plan would save more than three million dollars next year.
But the district would have to spend more than a million dollars to renovate the consolidated schools.
Another issue that parents have major concerns about is transportation.
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((RANDY COLLINS/PARENT: MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THE DISTANCE MY CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO TRAVEL TO GET TO MAGNA VISTA.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=to Magna Vista]


The district plans to re-organize bus routes to ensure that no student is on a bus for more than a hour each way.
And some parents want to know once students arrive, will they find courses like Laurel Park's horticulture program are now gone.
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((JUDY LANIER/PARENT: I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THAT PROGRAM AT MAGNA VISTA.)) [Runs04]
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The district says that program and others will remain and in fact will flourish because more students will be able to take it.
The district also plans to add new programs especially in the vo/tech area.
But all this awaits a vote, and for now, it is scheduled for next Friday.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))

[City-Hall]


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Work on the demolition of Covington's Old City Hall is continuing...
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Today, workers were busy removing the floors and ceilings of the building. The work is being done to prepare the building walls to be torn down sometime next week, workers say. Most of the wood being removed from the building is being shipped to a company in Connecticut, where it will be turned into antique furniture... A preservation group fought Covington City Council for months to try to save the building which once housed the city hall and Covington's high school.
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[Driving-Safe]


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Holiday partiers in Bedford County are being put on notice.. don't get behind the wheel if you've had too much to drink.
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City, county and state police gathered today to kick off their "None For the Road" campaign, aimed at reducing drunk driving around the holidays.
A 15-thousand dollar grant from the D-M-V will help pay for extra patrols and checkpoints around the county over the next few weeks.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HIT IT HARD. WE GOT EIGHT GUYS, THERE'S DOGS ATTACHED TO THAT TEAM, NOBODY KNOWS WHERE WE'RE AT, WE NEVER TELL ANYBODY. WE'LL HIT FOUR LINES HALF A SHIFT AND THEN THE NEXT SHIFT, WE'LL HIT TWO LANES.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[VO-NAT]


There were more than 325 D-U-I incidents in Bedford City and County last year.
Authorities say 114 people die on America's roads every day.
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[Stocks]


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Worse-than-expected November unemployment figures took some of the optimism out of the stock market today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 50 points.
NASDAQ fell 33.
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[Kids-Cafe]


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A Roanoke agency is getting some help for its after-school snack program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Philip Morris donated 10-thousand dollars to the Kids Cafes, run by the Southwest Virginia/Second Harvest Food Bank.
Hundreds of kids get a nutritious meal at youth centers, the YMCA and the Science Museum every afternoon.
The Philip Morris money will provide an additional 5-thousand meals at three more locations.
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[Covington-Parade]


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The City of Covington is preparing for what could be one very merry weekend...
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[SUPER=03-Covington;]

Storefronts and streets are decorated for "An Olde Town Covington Christmas", which begins at 10-o'clock tomorrow morning. The program's organizer says the celebration is an effort to provide fun for the family, and attract shoppers to the city's downtown district.
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[IN Q=We're trying to make...]

((JEREMIAH WALKER/OLDE TOWN COVINGTON INC; WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT AS ACCESSIBLE AND AS EASY TO COME DOWNTOWN. DOWNTOWN'S GOT A LOT OF GREAT STORES AND A LOT OF GREAT MERCHANTS AND WE THINK THERE'S SOMETHING DOWNTOWN TO OFFER EVERYONE.))

[SUPER=01-Jeremiah Walker/Olde Town Covington Inc.;]
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[OUT Q=downtown to offer everyone.]
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Tomorrow's event will include a breakfast with Santa, and "Kidless Shopping", where parents can go shopping and drop off their children for supervised activities for a small fee.
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[Sports Tease]


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And In sports, The Yankees and Mets make their first trade in 8 years Its back to work for the Dazzle.
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And we'll introduce to an Express hockey player who's playing with diabetes.
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[S-Bustle]


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Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle is a candidate for a head coaching job in Louisiana.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


News 7 sports learned today that Bustle is one of 2 candidates being considered for the head coaching job at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The school trimmed its list to 2 candidates and sources say that Bustle was interviewed by the school yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Bustle was back in Blacksburg today but could not be reached for comment.

[S-Gardiner]


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Pete Gardiner is 6 foot 5 and weighs 235 pounds. But it's the size of his heart that makes this Express right winger so special. Steve Mason has his inspirational story.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :51]
[SUPER=01-Mike Omicioli/Express Center; 1:02]
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[SUPER=01-Jordan Pikard/Diabetic; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Ethan Hafey/Diabetic; 1:47]
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((Being a pro hockey player is only part of his identity. Pete Gardiner is a diabetic. A diabetes public service announcement featuring Pete has been running here in Roanoke for several months. ((:)) In between periods, while players are relaxing, Pete must stick a finger and check his blood sugar level. Gardiner at times plays on a full stomach to keep his sugar levels stable. a snickers bar is never safe around the locker room and Pete gives himself shots of insulin three times a day and checks his blood six to 10 times a day. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Last month, the 24 year old Gardiner spent an evening with some kids with the disease at the Carilion Pediatric Diabetes support group meeting. No words were needed, it was clear by the looks on the kid's faces how much it meant to meet a pro athlete. ((:)) ((:))
Gardiner's ultimate goal, to make it to the NHL and reach more kids with diabetes. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Altitude]


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The Roanoke Dazzle and the Asheville Altitude tip it off at 7:30 at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Dazzle went 2 and 3 on a five game road swing. Derrick Hines played five minutes in that stretch and head coach Kent Davison is hoping Hines can get more playing time soon.
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[OUT Q=......get a chance to play"]
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[VO-NAT(cont't)]


Asheville is 3 and 6 but has former college stars like Duke's Chris Carrawell, Wake Forest's Rusty LaRue and Michigan's Jimmy King on the roster.
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[OUT Q=....in this game"]
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[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The New York Yankees and New York Mets swapped a couple of players today.
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Yankee outfielder David Justice will wear a Met uniform next season. Justice hit just 241 with 15 homers and 61 R-B-I's in the Yankee pen stripes this year.
Justice gives the Mets more left handed power.
In return the Yankees get infielder Robin Ventura. Ventura will help fill the gap at third due to the retirement of Scott Brosius. Ventura hit 237 with 21 homers and 61 R-B-I's with the Mets.
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And college fans can catch the Tennessee LSU S-E-C title game tomorrow right here on your Hometown Station beginning at 8 PM. (-------------)