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Cutting the number of high schools from four to three won't save Henry County enough money, says the superintenden
t.
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And the Governor- elect names his Press Secretary- -a VERY familiar face to all of us.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, NASCAR makes some changes on pit road, a timely report from Bridgewater on the Eagles win over Rowan that puts them in the Stagg Bowl,
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and UVa quarterback Bryson Spinner is one of two Cavaliers leaving school in January.
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[WX-Head]
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Clouds tomorrow and another shot of big time rain on Thursday. Details coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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Tonight Henry County residents get their say.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The public hearing comes just days before the school board is scheduled to vote on a controversial reconfiguration plan.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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The proposal would reduce the number of schools from 21 to 17, but the plan is drawing a lot of criticisms, concerns and questions.
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Tonight the public will get its chance to speak for or against the plan.
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Justin McLeod is at the Henry County Administration Building where the meeting is set to get underway in less than an hour.
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The current proposal would consolidate the current high schools from 4 to 2 as well as close three Elementary schools.
A citizens group has been fighting to keep Laurel Park High School, the county's predominately high school, open.
The school board agreed to look into a three high school model but the superintendent said today that idea is not feasible.
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[Allen]


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A move that could help a lot of recently laid-off workers in Southside is still alive in Washington.
Senator George Allen says a federal economic stimulus package is not dead, though bipartisan agreement fell apart last week.
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Allen and two other Senators today presented a new version of the package.
The bill would increase the per-child tax credit from 600 dollars to a thousand.
It would provide five billion dollars in emergency grants to states that need to set up worker- retraining programs for laid-off employees.
The bill would extend unemployment benefits tfrom 26 weeks to 39.
And it would provide families with an education tax credit.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: WITH A $500 TAX CREDIT, THIS TRULY IS GOING TO SPUR AND INDUCE SPENDING BY PARENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS GOOD FOR THEIR EDUCATION AS WELL AS THE ECONOMY.))
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Allen is hopeful the bill will meet bipartisan approval and take effect before families file their taxes next year.

[Murder-Arrest]


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A man Lynchburg police had been searching for for two months has 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.
He'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.

[Walker-Hearing]


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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 like...
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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 my client brought a pistol to a fist fight. We say it was self defense." Where ever 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Governor-Elect Mark Warner picks a press secretary... it's someone very familiar to News 7 viewers.
Find out who when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And three months after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Commonwealth remembers the victims.
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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 have 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.
But John Miller adds we're not out of the woods yet and Virginians still need to be careful with their outdoor burning.
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Governor Jim Gilmore led Virginians in a September 11th remembrance service today, as requested by President Bush.

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A Spotsylvania high school choir sang the national anthem at precisely the minute that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon three months ago.
The Governor says the tragedy has sparked a rebirth of national greatness.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IN THE FACE OF THIS KIND OF EVIL, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE AFRAID. WE ARE GOING TO BE DETERMINED. WE WILL NOT DIVIDE, BUT UNITE. WE WILL NOT DOUBT, BUT AFFIRM OUR FAITH IN FREEDOM. IN EACH OTHER TOO. WE WILL AFFIRM OUR FAITH IN EACH OTHER.))
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Virginia's memorial service at the State Library was repeated around the nation this morning.
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[Press-Secretary]


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What you just saw was the last story News-7 Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls will write for us.
She's leaving to become Press Secretary for Governor-Elect Mark Warner.
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[***KEITH ON CART***]
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 a terrorist attack.
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 "behind the scenes" at the capitol.
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[video of Ellen with News-7 tattoo]
She may be leaving to represent Mark Warner, but it's clear News-7 has left its mark on her....
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[Monty-Ax]


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A head-on collision 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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Students at one school arrived for class this morning to find a car had crashed into the building.
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The accident happened around eight-thirty at the Montessori Children's House of Roanoke on Brambleton Avenue.
Police say the driver of a Honda Civic was driving to work near the school when she lost control of her car.
Police believe she may have been speeding.
No one was injured in the accident.
The center for rehab and development at the school was closed today so owners could get a look at the damage.
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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.
Kroger's stock dropped more than three points today.

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The Fed cut interest rates for the eleventh time in a year today.
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Analysts say the market expected the quarter-point reduction. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 33 points.
NASDAQ gained ten.
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[L'burg-Council]
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Is the city of Lynchburg doing enough to prevent suicides on one of its most prominent bridges?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's the question that will be posed to city council tonight.
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In August, a woman jumped to her death from the Rivermont Bridge near downtown.
Her father feels if there had been restrictive fencing on the bridge, his daughter would still be alive.
He'll talk about his concerns at tonight's city council meeting.
The issue also came up twenty years ago, when a rash of suicide attempts prompted the city to look into putting a protective barrier on the bridge.
City leaders opted not to spend the money after deciding a barrier would only force a suicidal person to choose another location.
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[Sports tease]


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The latest on Tech assistant coach Ricky Bustles situation, two UVa players are leaving,
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And the NCAA and the Bridgewater Eagles say it is TIME to move on from last week's contriversial call with the clock.
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News 7 sports learned today that Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle will fly into Louisiana tomorrow to view the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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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 has told News 7 sports that is Bustle's job if he wants it.
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The Virginia football program DID lose two key players today.
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Head coach Al Groh announced today that sophomore quarterback Bryson Spinner will leave UVa and transfer effective in January. Spinner battled fellow sophomore Matt Schaub for playing time most of the season. Spinner finished with 1, 334 passing yards and 14 touchdown tosses and six interceptions but his playing time dropped off considerably as the season went on.
Running back Arlen Harris will also leave UVa in January. The junior played in eight games this season, had 368 rushing yards and one touchdown. Both are expected to transfer to 1-double A school Delaware.
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Last night on News 7 at 11, officials from the NCAA admitted that a malfunctioning clock helped Bridgewater beat Rowan and earn an invitation to the Stagg Bowl. Tonight, Mike Stevens takes us to Bridgewater for more on the Eagles' "Timely Win."
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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.

[S-Express]


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The Express takes on the Richmond Renegades tonight at the Roanoke Civic center and one player Roanoke will make sure to watch is 11 year pro Rod Taylor. The left wing is the Gades leading assists man right now with 17 points on the season.
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Center Vern Fiddler is back in the Express line up tonight. Fiddler has returned form his AHL call up to the Norfolk Admirals after three games and a week and a half stay.
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The Roanoke Dazzle is on the road tonight battling the Greenville Groove.
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One bright spot for the Dazzle this season has been forward Marshall Phillips who has been one of the teams top two scorers this season.
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The Dazzle returns to the Roanoke Civic center this friday night to play Mobile.

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NASCAR will have some new safety rules for pit crews next season.
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Crew members going over the wall during races or practice must wear helmets and fire resistent clothing. Anyone carrying fule from the garage area to the pits must wear fire resistent clothing and those fueling cars must wear full face helmets and fire resistent head socks.
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It is also now a NASCAR rule thast drivers wear helmets and fire suits during practice, qualifying and competition.[graphic=nascar]