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50-to-48... that's almost as close as it gets- -and that was the vote today in the Virginia House of Delegates today f
or amending the salute to the state flag.
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[VO-NAT]

Floyd County Math teacher Amy Williams promoted Mark Warner as the education governor. We'll hear what she says about the Governor... now that he's scrapped teacher pay raises.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Dazzle is home tonight, we'll explain the foot injury that is affecting both UVa's Adam Hall and Cave Spring's J.J. Redick, plus
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[VO-NAT]

the Tech women hope they are smiling at the end of the night as they get ready for number UConn at the top of the hour.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Records may tumble on January 30th as readings go a full 30 degrees above normal. But the correction to cold weather occurs quickly. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[IN Q=It is time to make a decision]

((IT IS TIME TO MAKE A DECISION AND THEN MOVE ON. THE BUSINESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH BECKONS.))
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[OUT Q=the business of the commonwealth beckons.]
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Lawmakers try to put a controversy behind them... as they vote on the salute to the flag of Virginia
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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The controversy has simmered since the start of the General Assembly session. Today it brought an emotional debate in the House of Delegates, and a vote almost evenly divided.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the state capitol, where the controversial Salute to the Flag of Virginia survives tonight.
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[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith, efforts to find a compromise had failed... so members of the Virginia Black Caucus said they would ask the house to drop the salute and let members vote their conscience.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is not we versus they]
[SUPER=01-Del. Mary Christian/(D) Hampton; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :19]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :37]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :45]
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[OUT Q=things that were done that were not good.]
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[IN Q=It is not]

((MARY CHRISTIAN/D HAMPTON: IT IS NOT WE VERSUS THEY. IT IS NOT BLACK VERSUS WHITE. IT IS NOT REPUBLICAN VERSUS DEMOCRAT. IT IS A RESPONSE TO HUMAN FEELINGS AND HUMAN EMOTIONS.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=and human emotions.]


House members embraced the salute to the flag at the start of the General Assembly session without controversy.
But the Legislative Black Caucus objected after learning it was written by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1954.
Unable to craft a compromise, House members put it to a vote.
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[IN Q=]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: YOU PUT THE PAST REVERENTLY BEHIND YOU AND YOU MOVE ON AND WHEN IT OFFENDS SOMEONE YOU DO NOT DO THAT.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: MUST WE NOT LOOK WITH PRIDE TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, ALSO WRITTEN BY INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE FLAWED AND NOT PERFECT. MUST THAT COME DOWN. MUST EVERYTHING WHERE THE GOOD HAS BEEN DONE BY PEOPLE BE WIPED OUT BY THOSE THINGS THAT WERE DONE THAT WERE NOT GOOD.)) [RUNS:24]
[OUT Q=that were not good.]))
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The vote did not fall strictly along party lines. For example, House Speaker Vance Wilkins, and Blacksburg Delegate Dave Nutter both Republicans, voted in favor of the rules change.
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Keith, members on both sides of this debate said they hope the house can put the issue behind it, and move on to more pressing business.

[Sales-Tax]


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[WRITER=jda]
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Virginians may get a chance to vote on a half cent increase in the sales tax.
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[VO-NAT]
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Today on radio station WTOP, the governor said some lawmakers are considering a statewide referendum to let localities raise more money for public education.
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Warner said he isn't ready to endorse the idea yet, but says he's interested and may weigh in on the idea later.



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[***ANCHOR TAG***] Warner ran for Governor, promising he would never submit a budget that didn't contain a pay raise for teachers. His campaign got a lot of help from the Virginia Education Association.
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[OUT Q=you love it that much? Yes, I do.]
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[OUT Q=Governor we need.]

Last summer the V-E-A called upon Floyd County math teacher Amy Williams to promote Warner's candidacy.
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[SOT 10:40:30]
[IN Q=When the campaign]

((WHEN THE CAMPAIGN PROMISES WERE MADE, WE DIDN'T REALIZE THE FINANCIAL MESS WE WERE IN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=mess we were in.]

Now- -six months later- -she admits she's disappointed.
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((DID I GIVE EVERYONE A CALCULATOR?)) [RUNS:02] But it doesn't take a calculator to realize we're in a recession. Still, she holds out hope Governor Warner will make good on his promise.
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[SOT 10:39:25]
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((I DON'T THINK HE REALIZED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO INHERIT, BUDGET WISE. AND YET A PROMISE IS A PROMISE. YES, IT IS. I STILL HOPE IN NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET THAT WARNER WILL KEEP HIS PROMISE TO KEEP TEACHER SALARIES AT THE TOP OF HIS PRIORITY LIST AND TRY TO GET US TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=get us to the national average.]

When she's not measuring the success of budding mathematicians at Check Elementary School, this 31 year old Christiansburg native presides over the Floyd County Education Association.
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((THREE PLUS ONE....)) Williams can count on a pay raise this year and next year... no thanks to the state... but under a five-year contract with the County.
[NAT SOT @ 10:26:30]

((THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.)) Though she's a single professional woman with a Master's Degree, Williams says she has to teach summer school- -and work a second job, sometimes- -to make ends meet.
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((AND I THINK MY KIDS REALIZE THAT AND THEY ALSO KNOW I'M NOT JUST IN IT FOR THE MONEY. BUT I'M HOPING I CAN CONTINUE TO TEACH AND DO WHAT I LOVE TO DO AND MAKE ENDS MEET. YOU LOVE IT THAT MUCH. YES I DO.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=you love it that much? Yes, I do.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Amy Williams says education is not about teachers. "It's the children," she says.

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A controversial plan involving the Henry County School System will be at the heart of a public hearing tonight.
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Teresa Hamilton is outside the county Administration Building with details.
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(Rollcue: consolidate several area schools.)
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[Teresa over VO - Tape is :30 max]
[OQ=which has not yet made a decision.]
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Lynchburg police confirm they are investigating a case involving two way radios that may have been stolen from the Ericsson corporation and allegedly resold to the Lynchburg fire department.
A Lynchburg firefighter resigned last month after being charged with stealing two radios from Ericsson where he worked part time as an E-M-T.
Police are not sure if more radios or another employee of Ericsson are involved.
They executed a search warrant Saturday at the home of a former Ericsson employee. No other charges have been filed.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A big boost to a big development along Lynchburg's riverfront is being decided at this hour.
More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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And federal agents raid a local antique store.
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[Bluffwalk]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Plans for a luxury hotel and conference center along Lynchburg's riverfront are moving forward.
Lynchburg City Council tonight has decided whether to put its own financial muscle behind the project.
Lynchburg Bureau Chief Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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The owner of a Henry County sewage treatment plant has agreed to pled guilty to "negligent discharge of pollutants."

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./September 1999]

The government charges Richard Myron Anthony allowed untreated sewage to enter the Blackberry Creek during a three- week period in September of 1999. Anthony had tried to transfer the plant to the local public service authority. Eventually he quit paying the electric bill and A-E-P turned the power off. Without aeration, the creek developed extremely high levels of fecal coliform. The treatment plant had been built to process waste water from Fairway Acres. Anthony faces a fine of up to 25-thousand dollars- a- day for every day the treatment plant wasn't working properly.
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[Gregory-Chittum]


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A lawsuit arising from Botetourt County's worst traffic accident has been settled, the day before it was set for trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]


Truck driver Jerry Gregory was one of seven people killed in a crash on I-81 almost four years ago.
His tanker collided with a car carrying a couple from Rockbridge County, and four children.
The accident stayed in the headlines for months, when it turned out that the adults in the car were parents of a child switched at birth at the UVA hospital.
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Gregory's sons sued the estate of the man they believe was driving the car, Kevin Chittum, for a million dollars.

The terms of the settlement were sealed.

[Stocks]


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Investors grappling with mixed fourth quarter profit results and anticipating President Bush's State of the Union address sent stocks lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW plunged 247 and a half points.
NASDAQ dropped 51.
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[Antiques-Bust]


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Dozens of Drug Enforcement Agents raided a Williamson road business this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Witnesses say they saw seven police cars and a suburban full of DEA agents and drug sniffing dogs at George's Antiques and Collectibles around 10:30.
Police say they had a search warrant, but did not say if any drugs were found or if any arrests were made.
Witnesses spotted agents with helmets and shields carrying battering rams when they entered the store.
They say everyone inside the store was handcuffed, searched and brought out one at a time.
At least two people were released.
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A new computer virus is moving fast, especially through local colleges.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The e-mail virus spreads quickly according to Radford's Director of Computing. The subject is "new pictures from my party." If you open it, it automatically goes out people in your address book.

The virus doesn't destroy a hard drive, but it does allow access to the computer's information. Students with the virus were contacted to try control its spread at Radford.
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[IN Q=I OPENED IT]

((MICHAEL HAAS/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT; I OPENED IT, IT TOOK ME TO SOME WEIRD PAGE AND LATER I FOUND OUT DON'T OPEN THESE PICTURES IT'S A VIRUS.)) ((ED OAKES/DIR. ACADEMIC COMPUTING RADFORD UNIVERSITY; WE COULD SEE THEY WERE TRYING TO SEND THIS TO OTHER PEOPLE AND CONTACTED THOSE STUDENTS THE HELP DESK STAFF CONTACTED THEM TO TRY AND GET THEM TO CLEAN THAT OFF THEIR COMPUTER, WE DO TRY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW, YOU KNOW NOT TO OPEN THIS ATTACHMENT.))
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[SUPER=01-Ed Oakes/Radford Academic Computing Dir.; :06 ]
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[OUT Q=OPEN THIS ATTACHMENT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Oakes says the virus started in Russia.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

At Virginia Tech it's more of the same computer headaches. Officials say at one point they tracked 55-thousand copies of "photo virus," but it's now being blocked by anti-virus software.
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Tech and U-Conn are bracing for a Big East brawl in Blacksburg. The Dazzle's home tonight.
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And we'll check in at Roanoke Orthopedic surgeons and see why it is so tough for JJ Redick and Adam Hall to get back on the good foot and the court.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We are less than an hour away from the tipoff of tonight's Big East battle between the Hokies and the number one ranked U-Conn Lady Huskies. Last year on February 7th - UConn beat Tech 90-to-38.
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[SUPER=01-Nicole Jones/Va. Tech Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Va. Tech Senior Guard; :15]
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[OUT Q=...BE SUCCESSFUL.]
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We will have highlights and postgame comments for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The ACC is, unfortunately, not the only thing that now links Cave Spring basketball standout and Duke bound J.J. Redick with UVa guard Adam Hall. Both have suffered the same injury this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Hall has been out for several games with a Plantar Facia rupture, an injury to the tissue on the bottom of his right foot. Redick suffered a similar injury a week ago today. Roanoke Orthopedic surgeon T.K. Miller breaks down what exactly this injury is, and the recovery time.
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Now because of the nature of this injury, neither Hall nor Redick knows when he will be back in action.

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The Roanoke Dazzle is home tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center. You still have time to head out to the Civic Center to check out Kent Davison's team in action tonight against Fayetteville. Tip-off this evening is set for 7. We will have some highlights for you at 11.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express plays just one game in this current 12 day stretch, but the front office is staying busy. This afternoon the Express traded defenseman Remi Royer to the Florida Everblades. In exchange for Royer, who never actually played in Roanoke, the Express gets defenseman Derrick Byfuglien (BUFF-LIN). He was drafted in the fourth round by the Ottawa Senators. Also, mark down February 16th on your calendars. The Express is holding a "Pack the Roundhouse " promotion that night with tickets just $6 bucks for adults and $4 dollars for kids 17 and under.

[S-Super]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Super Bowl is well underway in New Orleans and the big question early in the week is who will start at quarterback for the Patriots - Drew Bledsoe or Tom Brady. Both men weighed in on the issue this afternoon.
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