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Coming up on News 7-
Cutbacks are coming to Elizabeth Arden.
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This was supposed to be built in Danville- but now the plans are scrapped.
A local star football player decides where he'll play college all.
And it's being called the worst ice storm ever by some... in the Midwest.
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Plus a return to winter?
News 7 is next.

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It was announced last February with great optimism, but tonight the plug is pulled on a proposed plant in Southside.
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[Power-Plant]


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The Mirant (Mirr-ent) Corporation announced today it is canceling plans to build a 400-millon dollar natural gas plant in Danville.
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The plant would have gone up just east of the airport in the Airside Industrial Park.
A spokesman for the company says the global recession, fallen energy prices, and the Enron collapse are the reasons behind the decision.
However, it's possible the plant could still be built.
Mirant says it will continue with the permit process and look for another buyer for the project.
City officials believe the plant will create jobs and generate several million dollars in tax revenue each year.
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[Elizabeth-Arden]


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Hard economic times are forcing cutbacks at Elizabeth Arden.
Today, the company announced plans reduce its work force by ten percent and close one of its three distribution centers.
The company partly blames weak Christmas sales.
Elizabeth Arden is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty products.
No word yet on what the announcement means for the distribution center in Roanoke.

[CP-Films]


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150 new textile jobs are on the way to Martinsville.
Governor Mark Warner will announce the expansion of an existing textile plant tomorrow.
He'll also announce 350 new jobs for Mecklenberg County.
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Several former Tultex workers say they are proof that Martinsville can work.
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These six people were laid off in 1999. Each has made a new start at CP Films.
CP makes a mylar film that prevents windows from shattering.
Employees say the Martinsville workforce is ready and able for high-tech industry.
They credit new companies like CP for taking advantage of skills Southside workers have.
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[TC:21:59:23] ((JENNIFER MIELE: IS IT A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE FROM TULTEX? TIMOTHY PATTERSON/FORMER TULTEX EMPLOYEE; TOTALLY DIFFERENT: THE MINUTE I WALKED IN THE DOOR, I GIVE THEM A LOT OF PROPS, BECAUSE THEY TREATED ME AS THOUGH I WAS ONE OF THEIR BROTHERS.))
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[OUT Q=of their brothers.]
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When these folks were laid off in 1999, the Virginia Employment Commission had 400 jobs available for them in Martinsville.
Today, there are 80.
They recommend anyone who is unemployed try worker retraining programs offered by the city and state.
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[Halifax-Shooting]


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The Halifax County Sheriff's Department has made more arrests in a Thanksgiving day murder.
Police arrested 25-year old William Wells and 19-year old Earl Clark Junior today.
They're both charged with first degree murder in connection with a shooting that killed Thomas Jackson at the American Legion Post 99 last November.
Four other people have already been arrested.

[Marion-Standoff]


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A standoff in Smyth County ended peacefully today.
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It started just before noon near Marion.
Deputies say 29 year old David Wayne Richardson held his girlfriend and two small children at gunpoint for more than three hours.
The sheriff's Department said the incident stemmed for a domestic dispute but would not elaborate.
Richardson faces one charge of abduction and one charge of use of a firearm.
He is being held without bond at the Smyth County jail.
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[Terrorism-Attacks]


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A warning today from the Defense Secretary- Americans must be prepared for more terrorist attacks- perhaps more deadly than we saw September 11th.
And alarming reports that the government recently warned this country's nuclear power plants- they could be the next target.
Melissa McDermott has the latest.
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((THE NATION'S NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF TERRORISTS ... ON THE PROWL FOR NEW U.S. TARGETS. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A FEDERAL DOCUMENT NOW CIRCULATING AMONG VARIOUS AGENCIES, WARNING OF A SECOND AIRLINE ATTACK ON AMERICA. THE INFORMATION WAS GIVEN BY A SENIOR AL-QAIDA PRISONER. THE SOURCE SPOKE OF AN ATTACK ON A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, BY A HIJACKED COMMERCIAL PLANE, PLANNED BY THREE TERRORISTS ALREADY ON THE GROUND. Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense: "We're spending a lot of money and we're spending a lot of time trying to make sure that we take reasonable steps to protect our nuclear power plants." THE CHILLING DOCUMENT APPEARS TO BE AT LEAST TWO MONTHS OLD, BUT CONCERNS OF ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK -- THE LIKES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH -- ARE FRESH ON THE MINDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. IN NEW ORLEANS, MARDI GRAS AND THE SUPERBOWL COINCIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. THAT MEANS TWICE THE NUMBER OF POLICE WILL BE ON HAND ... AND THE SECRET SERVICE WILL USE FACE-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO SCAN THE CROWD. Rumsfeld: "I mean, goodness, the Super Bowl's going to go on. People go out and do their things. On the other hand, we're realistic." AND AN EVEN BIGGER SECURITY THREAT -- THE UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES IN UTAH. AIRPORTS WILL BE SHUT DOWN DURING OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES... AND DOZENS OF SITES WILL BE MONITORED BY F-B-I HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON. MELISSA MCDERMOTT/CBS NEWS: BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT ALSO PLAN TO APPEAR AT THE GAMES. TWO MORE REASONS FOR THE UNPRECEDENTED SECURITY ... DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Muslim-License]


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Homeland security or religious persecution?
That's the debate in Florida.
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The Freemans are as American as apple pie... both born and raised in the U-S... both converts to Islam.
They follow the strict (Soo-nee) Sunni interpretation of the Koran, which says women should cover themselves.
Sultana Freeman had a Florida driver license, but the D-M-V yanked it after September 11-th and says she can only get another if she removes the veil.
The Freemans say they'll fight it in court.
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((ABDUL-MALIK FREEMAN/HUSBAND; SO THIS IS MAKING A STANCE FOR THE RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF THE RELIGION THAT SHE CAN WEAR THIS AND I CAN WEAR WHAT I WANT AS FAR AS THE RELIGION IS CONCEREND.))
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The Freemans say they'd rather go without the license than go without the veil.
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[Carilion-Facilities]


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Carilion wants to build two new outpatient medical facilities in the Roanoke Valley.
The health care organization wants to build a heart catheterization lab on the Carilion Campus in Roanoke as well as a surgery center for orthopedics and ear, nose and throat procedures near Tanglewood Mall.
Carilion says the facilities will accomodate increased patient need and open up hospital space.
The state must first approve the projects.
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Help for poor mothers or an assault on women's rights.
That's the debate over a definition tonight.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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And we'll show you a unique ballet... on wheels.
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[City-Charter]


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What Roanoke officials considered a routine proposal was voted down today in the General Assembly.
The charter bill was a victim of in-fighting on Roanoke City Council... and though it may return, the debate continued tonight.
Joe Dashiell has more from Richmond.
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((Officials from five Roanoke Valley Governments came together in Richmond to lobby lawmakers, but it was a division on Roanoke city council that surfaced in the House of Delegates. [NAT SOUND OF VOTE]
The city's charter bill, approved with unanimous support in committee, failed on the floor... after Mayor Ralph Smith raised concerns with House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.
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((MAYOR RALPH SMITH: I WAS ELECTED TO SPEAK FOR THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE, MY SPEECH WAS CUT OFF BY COUNCIL THAT DAY AND I AM GOING TO SCRUTINIZE EVERYTHING THAT'S DOWN HERE.)) [RUNS:14]
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Council member Alvin Hudson says he shares many of the mayor's concerns about the charter bill, but as valley leaders gathered with lawmakers at the Commonwealth Club here, other members of council expressed their dismay.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I GUESS I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN OUR MAYOR'S BEHAVIOR, BECAUSE I SAT THROUGH AT LEAST SIX MEETINGS WITH HIM WHEN HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE HIS CONCERN ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND HE FAILED TO DO THAT. )) ((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK HE'S DONE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND I HOPE THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGE DONE TO OUR EFFORTS AT REGIONAL COOPERATION BUT I'M AFRAID THAT COULD RESULT AS WELL.)) [RUNS :24]
[OUT Q=could result as well.]


As the dinner ended, council member Linda Wyatt referred to incident, and, in her words, "the disrespect that was shown the rest of council."
Mayor Smith admitted that politics can be messy, but concluded the dinner, saying "thank god for the two party system."
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

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A new definition of a developing fetus- is causing controversy.
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The Bush Administration today declared that a developing fetus may be classified as an "UNBORN CHILD." and eligible for federally funded health care.
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((TOMMY THOMPSON/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: THIS IS GONNA HELP POOR MOTHERS BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR UNBORN CHILDREN.))
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The proposal would make millions of women who don't have insurance... eligible for prenatal care under the Children's Health Insurance Program-
But abortion rights advocates say it's an assault on women's rights.
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((LAURIE RUBINER: THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF AS REITERATED HE IS ANTI CHOICE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND HAS STATED HE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE ABORTION ILLEGAL IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.)) [BUTT TO 20:18:34] ((HOW ANYBODY CAN NOW TURN THIS INTO A PRO CHOICE OR PRO LIFE ARGUMENT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND.))
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Abortion rights activists say there are others ways to provide prenatal care to women in need.
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[Morning-After]


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Legislation that would permit "morning after" pills in Virginia has cleared its first step.
A Senate committee today approved a bill allowing doctors and pharmacists to dispense the birth-control drug.
It can be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
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A big change is on the way in the weather department.
Robin will fill us in just a moment.
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Meanwhile folks in the midwest are dealing with a severe winter storm.
Half a million homes are in the dark tonight.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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It's being called one of the worst ice storms ever-
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The ice shut down hundreds of schools, pulled down power lines and cut electricity to more than 200 thousand homes- Hospitals went to emergency power.
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((WE HAVE TO CARRY FLASHLIGHTS AROUND AND SOME OF THE PATIENTS ROOMS ARE PRETTY DARK.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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Travel is dangerous- and so far many accidents including a number of fatalities.
Oklahoma's Governor has declared a state of emergency.
In Kansas City- power is out for nearly 300 thousand homes.
And in Chicago, 17 inches of snow cancelled flights.
That midwestern storm is tonight bearing down on New York and Northern New England.
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[S-Extra]


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The Virginia Cavaliers would host 3-rd ranked Maryland tonight at University hall and Northside football star Justin London is going to the West Coast to play for the Bruins of U-C-L-A.
But first our Extra point. Nevada and New York refused his license so Mike Tyson will try the West Coast.
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Tyson will apply for a license to fight heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this spring.
Tyson's manager Shelly Finkel said Tyson would like to challenge Lewis at the Los Angles venue.
The next meeting for the California commission is February 9-th. And here are tonight's numbers.
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3-rd ranked Maryland got a a 91 to 87 over the 8-th ranked Virginia Cavaliers thanks to a 12 to 2 run late in the second half.
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The game was tight from the opening tipoff.
Maryland's Lonny Baxter gets the basket for the Terps and Virginia trailed by 2 38 to 36.
But Freshman Elton Brown would take it inside for the score and the Cavaliers led 46 to 44 at the half.
Virginia came out on the run to open the second half freshman Keith Jenifer takes it to the hoop and the Cavs led by 7.
Virginia would maintain that lead with about 4 minutes left in the half when Roger Mason his the three. He scored 29 points.
[SUPER=33-Maryland #3/91/Virginia #8/87/; :]


Dixon, who struggled early in the game, knocks down this jumper and the Terps hold on for the 91 to 87 win.
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A friendship and the chance to fulfill a childhood dream played big roles in the decision of a former Friday Football Extra player of the week.
Justin London picked his college yesterday and Mike Stevens was there.
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[S-Tech]


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The Hokies lost London, but they did pick up a verbal commitment from a talented player today as Robinson high school's Mike Imoh (EE-MO) picked the Hokies over Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Ga. Tech and Tennessee.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

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VMI is picking up one of Friday Football Extra's top performers.
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Rockbridge County quarterback Jonathan Wilson, the player of the year in the valley district last season, will play at VMI next year. Wilson broke or set 19 school records as he threw for over 5000 yards in his career. He accounted for 23 TDs this past season. Both his mom and dad work at VMI.
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[S-Bowl]


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The Patriots and Rams went through a light practice this afternoon preparing for Superbowl 36 this Sunday.
Tom Brady will start for New England and he says the team is playing for one thing.
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Kickoff Sunday is six oclock.

[Ballet]


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A Cleveland based dance group has taken a new approach to ballet showing that art can take on all forms.
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David Nau (NOW) is a dancer with a group called the Dancing Wheels.
The only thing that sets him apart is that he doesn't use his feet.
David is a quadriplegic so all of his movements come from his arms.
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[IN Q=I was injured]

((DAVID NAU/DANCER: I WAS INJURED WHEN I WAS 42, I'M 52 NOW AND I DIDN'T START DANCING UNTIL I WAS 50. SO UH, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS...ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT TO DO YOU KNOW, WITHIN CERTAIN PERIMETERS.))
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