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Coming up....
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When it comes to changing schools... people come out.. Tonight that's the case in Henry county. Find out what these people want.
Interest rates are going down yet again...
And which cars are most likely to get stolen? The top ten list coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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A passionate crowd turns out in Henry County tonight.
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[Henry-Schools]


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The Henry County school board will vote later this week on a controversial consolidation plan.
But tonight, several hundred residents had their say in advance of Friday's vote.
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Justin McLeod is in Henry County tonight.
Justin is the meeting still going strong?
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[L'burg-Council]


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Mental health advocates say Lynchburg can not afford NOT to spend the money to make one of its major bridges less attractive to suicide jumpers.
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38-year old Theresa Wilkerson died last August when she leapt to her death off the Rivermont Bridge near downtown.
Wilkerson's father asked city council tonight to install protective fencing on the bridge to prevent others from killing themselves.
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((DON WILKERSON/FATHER OF SUICIDE VICTIM: IF THERE HAD BEEN A FENCE ON THE BRIDGE, MORE LIKELY SHE WOULD BE LIVING TODAY. FENCES DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. A FENCE ON RIVERMONT BRIDGE COULD STOP SOME PREMATURE DEATHS.)) ((LINDA THEISEN/L'BURG DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS ASSOC'N: YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY WAITING, BUT WITH LIFE, THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. THERE IS A CAUSE FOR GREAT CONCERN REGARDING RIVERMONT BRIDGE. THOUGH IT IS NOW TWENTY YEARS LATER, AS THE PEOPLE'S REPRESENTATIVES, PLEASE MOVE FORWARD AND INSTALL THIS FENCING.))
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A rash of suicides on the bridge in 1981 prompted city council to study the problem then, but no action was taken.
Council tonight did not respond to the request.
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[Murder-Arrest]


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A man wanted by Lynchburg police for two months turned himself in to face murder charges.
24-year old Christopher Brusant Smith surrendered to police this afternoon, nearly two months after he allegedly shot and killed a man on Bedford Avenue.
Police say Smith and another man approached a car and demanded that the occupants give them their wallets.
That's when Smith allegedly shot 20-year-old Michael Moseley once in the side.
Smith's being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Detention Center on charges of murder, armed robbery and using a firearm in commission of a felony.

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A Roanoke jury will watch a fatal shooting on videotape next week. They'll even get to take the tape and a V-C-R to the jury room, if they want to ...
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as they consider whether Bernard Maurice Walker is guilty of murder. The two sides agreed to that today- -one of several issues settled before the case goes to trial Monday. Attorney David Damico says "the Commonwealth thinks Walker brought a pistol to a fist fight. We say it was self defense." Whereever the truth lies, Reaco Hilton died on the floor of the Stop and Save Mini Mart on Melrose Avenue LAST December 24th. Walker was on the lam for almost seven months before his arrest in Atlanta last July.
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[Economy]


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Interest rates are going down again.
The Fed today cut the rate for the 11th time ...... to their lowest level in 40 years.
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That's supposed to make it easier to spend.. leading to lower mortgage rates and cheaper auto loans.
Alan Greenspan and others said signs of a turnaround were still preliminary.
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((MICHELE GIRARD/PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL: IT'S TOO SOON, IN OTHER WORDS, I THINK IN THE FED'S MIND TO DECLARE THAT THE RECESSION HAS ENDED.))
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But many economists think the worst is behind us... One encouraging sign: After collapsing earlier in the year, the index that measures consumer confidence is heading up again.
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((BILL CHENEY/JOHN HANCOCK; THERE'S A LOT OF REALLY CHEAP MONEY AROUND.. CHEAP FINANCING AND CHEAP GOODS. I THINK PEOPLE ARE GONNA TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM AND THERE WILL BE SPENDING GOING FORWARD.))
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Some economists are forecasting an end to the recession early in the New Year.
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[Allen]


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Virginia Senator George Allen wants to ease the worries of thousands of laid off workers in Southside.
He and three other senators today presented an economic stimulus package that would, among other things, extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks.
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Allen says the bill is a compromise that should get bipartisan approval in Congress.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: THE POINT IS NOT REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, IT'S TO HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS. THE UNEMPLOYMENT CHANGES BADE IN THE THIS PROPOSAL ARE VERY GOOD.))
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Negotiations on another stimulus package broke down last week as both parties accused the other of trying to kill the measure.

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Kroger will cut 15-hundred jobs over the next year.
The nation's largest supermarket operator says they'll be mostly management and clerical positions.
Kroger Company's earnings fell 33 percent in the third quarter as one-time expenses and the sluggish economy took a toll.
No word yet if any employees in our area will lose their jobs.

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Next time you see Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls on News-7, it will be in a different capacity.
She's leaving to become Press Secretary for Governor-Elect Mark Warner.
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Ellen has spent the last seven years as our capitol correspondent.
She came to News-7 in 1993 and opened the Danville bureau.
Ellen's coverage has spanned two Virginia governors, a presidential impeachment and the terrorist attacks.
She was elected president of the Capitol Correspondents Association, and posed questions to her future boss at the gubernatorial debate here at WDBJ in October.
Ellen's assignments have taken her to hurricane-swept beaches, the mud at Woodstock and even "behind the scenes" in capitol bathrooms. [video of Ellen with News-7 tattoo]
Ellen has left her mark on News-7... and you could say the reverse is true as well....
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One other note from the Warner camp... his campaign and transition spokesman is going to Florida.
Mo (el-LIE-thee) Elleithee will manage Janet Reno's gubernatorial campaign in Florida next year.
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U-S Marines go into action against a Taliban convoy.
We'll show it to you when News 7 returns.
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And three months later, the world remembers the victims of September Eleventh.
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[Sports-Preview]


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It's been three months to the day since the brutal attack on America.
As Aleen Sirgany reports, it was marked not only with memorials, but with the first formal charge in the case.
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((ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI WAS BEHIND BARS SEPTEMBER 11TH. BUT HAD HE BEEN FREE, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A TERRORIST ABOARD A HIJACKED PLANE. TUESDAY THEY PRESENTED A 30-PAGE INDICTMENT THEY CLAIM PROVES IT. Attorney General John Ashcroft: "Moussaoui is charged with undergoing the same training, receiving the same funding and pledging the same commitment to kill Americans as the hijackers." MEANWHILE, THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE IN AFGHANISTAN CENTERS AROUND AN ALL OUT SEARCH FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS AL QAEDA FIGHTERS. THE FOCUS: THE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS. MEYERS: IT APPEARS THAT THE LAST EFFECTIVE AL QAIDA STRONGHOLD -- TO BE DETERMINED -- BUT THE LAST EFFECTIVE ONE RIGHT NOW IS IN THE TORA BORA AREA. A DEADLINE ISSUED BY OPPOSITION FORCES HAS NOW PASSED. THE ULTIMATUM: SURRENDER OR DIE. THAT AS U-S ATTACKS HAVE NOT LET UP...WITH HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN COMMANDOS NOW JOINING THE SEARCH FOR THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN. HERE ON THE HOMEFRONT, WORKERS AT GROUND ZERO IN NEW YORK AND AROUND THE COUNTRY PAUSED AT 8:46 TO REMEMBER THOSE KILLED THREE MONTHS AGO. EVEN THE ASTRONAUTS ABOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR HONORING THE SOMBER MOMENT. Bush: Today the wrong is being righted and justice is being done.))

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In Richmond, a high school choir sang the national anthem at the same time that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon three months ago.
Governor Gilmore says the tragedy sparked a rebirth of national greatness.
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Virginia's memorial service at the State Library was repeated around the nation this morning.
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[Marines]


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The Pentagon released video showing a Marine raid on a Taliban Convoy.
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This video was taken on Friday....
According to a Marine Spokesman three Taliban vehicles approached a Marine patrol at high speed.
The Marines attacked from the ground and the air.. leaving seven enemy fighters dead.
None of the U-S forces was hurt.
Night vision shows a Taliban convoy moving and then being hit by Marine fire.
U-S officials say all of the dead were members of the Taliban and Al-Queda.
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Rain slicked roads may have caused the head-on collision that killed a Montgomery County man today.
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Officials say 42-year-old Steve Olinger died at the accident scene on Union Valley Road around 11:30. Authorities say he was driving his Chevy Caprice around a curve and crossed the center line...hitting a Ford pick-up truck. Authorities say slick roads and speed were factors in the crash. The driver of the pick-up truck was not seriously injured.
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More cars are being stolen these days... find out if yours is one of the top ten targets next on News 7.
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And later, a tree of hope shines bright in the nation's capitol.
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[Stolen-Cars]


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Toyota Camry tops the list.. but this isn't the list you'd want your car to be on.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ]
It is the top ten list of stolen cars.
The Camry is first on the list of stolen cars in the nation.
The Honda Accord and Oldsmobile Cutlass came in second and third... followed by the Honda Civic and Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee. [NEXT PINNACLE]
The Chevrolet Full Size C-K Pickup, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Caprice, Ford Taurus and Ford F-150 pickup round out the list.
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The national Insurance Crime Bureau came up with the list. It's a not for profit group.
It says if you drive theft prone vehicles... you should consider prevention steps.. such as installing a steering wheel lock, an alarm or a starter or fuel disabler.
It says the black market is huge for car parts.
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[Burning-ban]


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The burning ban that has been in effect since late October has been lifted.
Governor Jim Gilmore says the recent rain and the cooler temperatures have reduced the threat of forest fires.
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The Virginia Department of Forestry reports that we've had almost a thousand fires that have burned 11 thousand acres since October 15.
The state's Chief of Forest Protection says the fall 2001 fire season was the worst in 30 years.
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Byrd, Botetourt, Northside and Chrsitiansburg make up our High school hoops highlights for ya, also, Express/Renegades and Tech has a few on the All-American football teams.
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But first our extra point. Baseball owners are having fun trading at the winter meetings. The Mets and Indians turned an eight-player deal today that includes 12-time All-Star infielder Roberto Alomar. The Indians are sending him, a pitcher and an outfielder to the New York Mets in return for outfielders Matt Lawton and Alex Escobar, a pitcher and two players to be named.
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Hometown Hoops Weekly will take a break today as we pay homage to our Friday Football Extra awards banquet.
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But that doesn't mean we don't have highlights this morning, William Byrd and Northside battling in a Blue Ridge tilt.
In the third period, 29-18 Vikings out in front but Byrd's Sean Sturgill goes hard to the basket and he puts the rock in to cut the lead to 9.
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Northside answers. Chris Smith hits from up close and draws the foul, he converts the three point play to put the Vikings up by 10.
Then, the Terries Chris Lucas pulls up behind the three point line and drains the trey.
But Taylor White has a three of his own and the Vikings win 54-43.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/Blue Demons vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Over in Daleville, the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers played host to the Blue Demons of Christiansburg.
In the first period, Lord Botetourt's Adam Linkenauger rattles in the three pointer from the top of the arc and the Cavs were out in front by six.
The Blue Demons Joe Pomrenke takes the baseline jumper and the rim is quite friendly
[SUPER=33-Christiansburg/65/Lord Botetourt/53;]to him as the shot falls.


Botetourt's Chris Tucker is then gonna take the pass in the paint and jam it home and it's the cavaliers out in front by a bucket.
But Jason Diggs ties it with a jumper from 10 feet out and Christiansburg wins it 65 to 53.
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[S-Tech]


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All American teams across the country are littered with Virginia Tech football players.
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The Associated Press chose Tech linebacker Ben Taylor as a second team selection. Taylor led the Hokies with 121 tackles and had 4.5 sacks. Taylor was also named to the third team by the Sporting News and the second team by Football News.
Defensive back Ronyell Whitaker was a third team selection by the Associated Press, joining Taylor as the only Hokies to make the AP All-American squad.
Defensive tackle David Pugh from Amherst was named to the Sporting News third team all American squad. Pugh made 50 tackles this season.
Tech tailback Kevin Jones was selected to the Sporting News All American freshman team. He led Tech in rushing with 957 yards and had five TD's.
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Tech defensive back DeAngelo Hall was named to the Sporting News freshman All American team with 42 tackles and three interceptions.

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Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle will fly into Lafayette, Louisiana tomorrow to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a school that could hire him as their next head football coach. Bustle makes 185 thousand a year and would take a pay cut should he accept the job.
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Sources say Bustle will view the campus tomorrow and is scheduled to stay through the weekend. Sources also say he could except the job as early as tomorrow. Bustle has already met with Lafayette athletic director Nelson Schexneyder. Sources told News 7 sports tonight that Bustle is already registerd in a Lafayette hotel.
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NCAA officals have admitted that a malfunctioning clock helped Bridgewater defeat Rowan, thus putting the eagles in the Stagg Bowl. Mike Stevens checks in from Bridgewater for some reaction.
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Cruz is joined in the all-American backfield by Mount Union's Chuck Moore, who will receive the Gagliardi Award in Salem Thursday afternoon. Also, standing room only tickets will go on sale for the Stagg Bowl this Friday morning. There will be a limit of 8 tickets per individual.

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The Roanoke Express would take on Richmond for the fourth time of the season last night looking for it's second win against the Renegades. Roanoke entered the game in second place in the Northeast, Richmond in fourth place.
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Look who is back. Vern Fiddler returned from his call up to the AHL Norfolk Admirals to play for Roanoke tonight.
We pick up the action in the second. Richmond breaks a 1-1 tie with Nate Forster's shot
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that finds the back of the net, a power play goal at the 6:20 mark of the middle period.
Roanoke comes right back with a power play goal. Pete Gardiner goes top shelf from up top. Gardiner has three power play goals in the last two games! It's 2-2 and Richmond wins it 4 to 2.
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[Capitol-Tree]


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At our nation's capitol tonight...the congressional Christmas tree was lit...
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The "tree of hope" is a 74-foot tall white spruce from Michigan. And on this day of remembrance...the Christmas tree lighting symbolizes that holiday traditions are still strong in the hearts of Americans. (------------)