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After years of responding to the emergencies of others, a former fire chief fights to save his own home.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Virginia's new governor is an hour away from delivering his state of the Commonwealth address. We'll tell you what you can expect to hear.

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In sports, a Friday Football Extra player of the week announces this morning that he will play college ball in Virginia, Virginia Tech gets verbal commitment from a quarterback
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and the Redskins shower Steve Spurrier with a ton of money as he is named head coach.
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[WX-Head]
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Rain is tantalizingly close but this isn't horseshoes. Where does the rain fall? We will check that out in our forecast segment this evening.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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((I'M HOPING THAT WE'LL HEAR A DOSE OF REALISM TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=a dose of realism today.]
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[VO-NAT]
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Prepared for tough talk on the budget, lawmakers wait for a plan of attack.
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Meanwhile, the new Governor promises even deeper cuts.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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[TAPE#=49:56 on 01-57]
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Governor Mark Warner delivers his first State of the Commonwealth Address tonight.
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Aides say he will expand on the budget cuts that Governor Gilmore proposed before leaving office.
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Joe Dashiell is at the state capitol tonight, where lawmakers are anxiously waiting for more specifics. Joe what are you hearing?
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Keith and Shannon... The Governor's aides are promising "a frank discussion with legislators and the people of Virginia" on how we got into this mess... the fact that there are no quick and easy solutions... and the need for state agency budget cuts deeper than the ones Jim Gilmore proposed.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) Shawsville; :42]
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[OUT Q=hope he's got a plan and is ready to go.]


((The day brought new leadership in the Senate of Virginia, where Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine took his place as the presiding officer... [NAT SOUND OF KAINE]
And new leadership on the third floor... where workmen welcomed the administration with a fresh coat of paint, and Mark Warner sat down with his cabinet to put the finishing touches on his first State of the Commonwealth Address. [NAT SOUND OF WARNER]
Lawmakers say they remain hopeful that a bipartisan spirit will prevail, but they're also anxious to see more specifics of the Governor's plan.
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[12:47:36 :11] ((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: EVERYTHING I'VE HEARD FROM THIS GOVERNOR SO FAR HAS BEEN POSITIVE AND BIPARTISAN AND I'M EXPECTING TO HEAR THE SAME THING TONIGHT. IS THIS CONTINUES I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH IS IN FOR ANOTHER GOOD FOUR YEARS.)) [12:43:12 :14] ((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D- SHAWSVILLE: I HOPE HE'S GOT SOME SOLUTIONS. THAT'S WHAT I HOPE/ WE'RE ALL SET TO DO EVERYTHING TO ASSIST HIM, AND I JUST HOPE HE'S GOT A PLAN AND IS READY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=and is ready to go.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Starlink]
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Jim Gilmore proposed state agency budget cuts of two percent this year... Four percent next. As we said, Mark Warner's advisors say he will expand on that in his speech tonight.
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Keith and Shannon... we don't know how deep those cuts will be... but we all should find out in about an hour from now.
(Keith Thanks Joe)
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[TAKE WARNER SPEECH FS]
We'll carry Governor Warner's speech live tonight beginning at 7 o-clock.
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[Moneta-Fire]


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Having fought fires for fifteen years, Moneta's former fire chief had to battle his own blaze.
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Howard Arthur, who founded Moneta's volunteer fire department in the 1950's, had just left his home yesterday afternoon when it caught fire.
Arthur said he never thought it would happen to him.
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((HOWARD ARTHUR/FIRE VICTIM: IT'S BAD WHEN YOU GO TO SOMEONE ELSE'S FIRE AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SYMPATHY IN THE WORLD FOR THEM. BUT IT'S DIFFERENT WHEN IT'S YOUR OWN. I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. I'M JUST NUMB.))
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The fire began before 1:30 and continued for more than eight hours before the flames were extinguished at 10 last night.
Units were called back this morning when the fire rekindled.
Several firefighters were taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital yesterday for smoke inhalation.
All of them have been released.
Though the fire is believed to have started in the flue of a wood burning stove, it is still under investigation.


This has been the Arthur family homestead since 1938.
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[Campbell-Drugs]


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Campbell County authorities have clamped down on what they say has been an open air drug market for several years.

A ten-month long investigation has ended with the indictments of five people on drug and gun charges.
Authorities say the group distributed nearly 22 kilos of cocaine and more than four pounds of marijuana in the Mudd Street area of the county since 1995.
All five suspects are being held without bond.
Police also seized more than three thousand dollars in cash and three automobiles during the weekend sting.

[Sharov]


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Blacksburg Police say they're following several leads in the most recent disappearance of a 24-year old man.
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Authorities have been looking for Mikhail Sharov (Sha-rove) since December 29th. Officials say the information they've gathered so far does NOT indicate any foul play. Sharov was last seen leaving Blacksburg for Fort Bragg North Carolina. He never arrived for military duty and is now officially listed as AWOL.
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In August of 2000, police were also looking for Sharov. He was reported missing and then found safe at Roanoke Regional Airport after hiking there from Blacksburg. Sharov is a white male, 6-feet tall, 160-pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
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[VMI]


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There is more criticism of Virginia Military Institute's parenting policy. The school has adopted a policy in which cadets involved in a pregnancy are asked to leave school or be expelled. The National Women's Law Center says the policy discriminates against women. The organization says when a female cadet becomes pregnant-- the fact she's carrying a child will be hard to hide. But when a male student causes a pregnancy-- proof may not be available.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Travel to and from the Hill City got a little easier today.
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Find out how next on News 7 at Six.
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It's a new masterpiece on Campbell Avenue.
I'm Jennifer Miele reporting from downtown Roanoke where Studios on the Square has a new home.
That story is coming up.
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[Studios-Square]
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Studios on The Square hasn't had an address to match its name in almost a year.
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But consider that a work in progress....
The art gallery has found a new home on Campbell Avenue downtown, and recently so have many other businesses.
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That's where we find News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tonight. Jen.
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Keith and Shannon, high rent forced Studios on the Square out...
But its owners have found a new home in the circle of what it hopes will be the new-and-improved region of downtown Roanoke.
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(( It's not a work of art, yet.
But Studios on the Square owner Richard Kurshan is painting a very bright picture for the new location on Campbell Avenue.
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((RICHARD KURSHAN: IT'S AN AREA IN TRANSITION SORT OF LIKE THE MARKET WAS WHEN WE STARTED THERE 10-15 YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS06]
And other businesses are framing up for expansion in the same area.
In July, the Roanoke Times announced plans for a 60-thousand square foot printing press project.
And Total Action Against Poverty and Cox Communications opened a technology site in October.
It offers computer training and Internet access for underprivileged families.
The current Studios on the Square in Old Southwest, is preparing for the move.
The Campbell Avenue facility will feature a street-level gallery and 17 artists studios.
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((RICHARD KURSHAN: IT WILL BE A DESTINATION FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND MEET THE ARTISTS, TO LEARN TO EXPOSE TO THE PUBLIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS08]))
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Studios on the Square is set to open on February 15.
Watch for its new exhibit, Diversity in White, in association with the Mill Mountain Theater.
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Keith, Shannon.

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Lynchburg's dream of having one central location for its bus and train travelers has finally been realized.
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Today, Greyhound Bus Lines moved into its new headquarters at the completely renovated Kemper Street train station.
More than a million dollars in federal grants helped pay for the restoration of the 90- year- old facility.
Greyhound and city bus travelers can get tickets and information on the upper level of the station.
Amtrak's new offices occupy the lower level.
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((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK IT'S GOING TO SERVE CITIZENS AS WELL, IT'S GOING TO SERVE THAT PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE COMMUNITY WELL, BECAUSE THE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE ENHANCED THE LOOKS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT'S GOING TO SERVE THE CITY WELL BECAUSE IT'S MORE CENTER- CITY.))
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Up to sixteen Greyhound buses a day will use the new facility.
City officials hope the renovations will help push along plans for the TransDominion Express rail line.
That project calls for extending passenger rail service from Roanoke to Lynchburg and then on to points north and east.
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[Bramblett]


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Earl Bramblett's attorneys are being critical of Judge James Turk for applying what the lawyers called "speculative theories" in his analysis of the case.
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In rejecting Bramblett's petition last year, Judge Turk wondered whether Bramblett planted confusing ballistic evidence in the Hodges' house as part of a broader scheme to deceive investigators. Bramblett's attorneys point out the Prosecutor never presented such a theory to the jury. They also note Judge Turk indicated the speculation might just as easily support Bramblett's innocence. Bramblett is awaiting execution for killing all four members of the Hodges family in Vinton.
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In asking the federal court today to reconsider its ruling, his attorneys also assailed the prosecutor's "desperate and unethical actions" and Bramblett's trial lawyers' ineffectiveness.

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There are NO leads in the investigation of what appears to have been a murder last night in Danville.
The father of 34- year- old Timothy Ferguson found his son's body in his home on Moorefield Drive around eight.
Ferguson had suffered serious head injuries, but authorities aren't sure whether the injuries are what caused his death.
Danville police are also looking for his car.. it's a purple 1994 Ford Taurus with Virginia tags Y-T-M-1-4-7-6.
Anyone with information can contact Danville police.

[220-Ax]


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The rig that overturned in Henry County yesterday was hauling some four- thousand gallons of milk.
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State police have charged James Edward White of Roanoke with reckless driving. Authorities believe White was traveling too fast... causing the tractor trailer to flip on Route 220- South creating quite a mess last evening. White was headed to Charlotte. No one was seriously injured.
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[Stocks]


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Investors worried about fourth-quarter earnings sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 96 points.
NASDAQ fell 32.
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[Cancer-Book]
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A book written by two local doctors combines a couple of topics that aren't usually handled together: faith and medicine.
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"Dear God, It's Cancer" was written by Dr. William Fintel (fin-TELL), an oncologist, and Dr. Gerry McDermott, a professor of religion. The men say they wanted to help patients and their families not only learn about the disease and treatment, but to answer bigger questions, like why they got cancer.
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((DR. GERRY MCDERMOTT/RELIGION PROFESSOR/AUTHOR: THERE ARE TEN DIFFERENT ANSWERS THAT BOTH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS HAVE COME UP WITH OVER THE PAST THREE THOUSAND YEARS. AND FOR EVERYONE, IT'S DIFFERENT. BUT, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY CAN FIND THEIR ANSWER THROUGH ONE OF THESE TEN ANSWERS.))
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[VO NAT :04] The authors say patients tell them there's no other book like it.
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((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/ONCOLOGIST/AUTHOR: THEY'LL REMEMBER A PART THEY READ AND GO BACK. I THINK IT ISN'T JUST THE FACT THAT THEY CAN FIND OUT WHAT A CAT SCAN OR PET SCAN IS BUT THEY CAN ALSO SAY, "WHAT WAS THAT SCRIPTURAL VERSE THAT WAS KINDA LEADING ME HERE?"))
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Doctors McDermott and Fintel will be holdig a seminar on the issues surrounding faith and cancer.
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If you're interested in either the seminar or the book you can contact Roanoke College at 375-2317 or find a link to the school's website on our site at wdbj7 dot com.
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[Sports tease]


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Mike Stevens will preview the NASCAR media tour, The Skins name Spurrier as the team's new head coach,
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and Tech gets another verbal commitment from a top notch quarterback.
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While he was at Florida, Steve Spurrier helped take collge head coaching salaries to anther hemisphere. He's at it again. Today, he became the highest paid head coach in the NFL.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA Football; :00]


Today, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder signed Spurrier to a five year contract worth 25 million dollars to coach the Skins next season.
Spurrier will be the coach and ONLY the coach, thus eliminating the kind of problem Snyder had with Mart Schottenheimer, who was fired.
While at Florida, Spurrier won six SEC titles and one national championship.
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[S-Schott]


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Schottenheimer was fired over the weekend after just once season with the Skins. Under Schotenheimer Washington was 8 and 8.
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The fired coach explained to the media that his departure was about controlling personnel and not x's and o's.
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[S-Dosh]


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The Virginia tech football program received a verbal commitment today from one of the top quarterbacks in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/2001 Season; :00]


Patrick Dosh, a six foot three inch, 215 pound signal caller from Benedictine high school in Richmond announced today that he will attend Virginia Tech next fall.
Dosh led the private catholic military school to back to back state championships. He started all four years and passed for over eight thousand, 600 yards. He was recruited by North Carolina, Maryland, Marshall and James Madison. His father, Pat Dosh, was a star basketball player at JMU in the mid 70's.
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[S-Alan]


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Friday Football Extra player of the week and Pulaski County quarterback Alan Wheeling announced this morning that he will play college football at William and Mary.
Wheeling led the Cougars all the way to the Division four state championship this past season. The senior was not only the key to the Cougars offense but he was also a crucial component to the Pulaski Defense a s a defensive back. Wheeling also maintains a grade point average of around 4.0.


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team returns to action tomorrow night at Cassell Coliseum against Villanova. The Tech women host West Virginia Wednesday. The Lady Hokies are riding a 10 game winning streak, second longest in school history and are 13 and 2.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Former Carroll County star and now Tech freshman Aaron Gibson has been named the Big East rookie of the week. Gibson scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds in Tech's win over Georgetown, both career highs.
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[S-Media]


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[TAPE#=SP-116 2919TC]
[GRAPHIC=2002 MEDIA TOUR]


The annual preseason NASCAR media tour at the Lowe's Motor Speedway is set for this week. Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller will be hopping from one race shop to the next to get us ready for this racing season.
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