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Up top on NEWS 7 at SIX: We'll talk about winter weather, where it is and will be.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And money from Richmond for public school projects- -was it a serious proposal or political posturing?

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, it's national signing day for high school football players. We'll check in some new Hokies and some new Cavaliers including
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[VO-NAT]

one of the most versatile athletes in the valley - Cave Spring's Tom Hagan who is headed to the University of Virginia to get his kicks.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A storm system moving fast brings snow before the rain we expect later tonight. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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Winter weather is on the move.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Snow has already blanketed large portions of Southwest Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.[Storm-Preps]
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While some parts of the viewing area have already received one to three inches of snow, other parts have yet to see a flake.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Patrick/Microwave]


Patrick Evans is at a Kroger in Roanoke tonight where folks have been waiting for the snow to fly.
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(Rollcue: Patrick will call for Video!!!)
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[School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The approaching winter weather has already forced one school cancellation.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
U-V-A's College at Wise has canceled its classes for tonight.
And of course, you can find all the church and school cancellations on our webpage at wdbj-7-dot-com
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[Bedford-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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An outside investigation has cleared personnel at Blue Ridge Regional Jail of any wrongdoing in the death of a Bedford man last year.. but his family still has questions.
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38- year- old Ronald Lee Overstreet Junior died last July after being incarcerated at the Bedford jail.
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A medical examiner says he died from blunt force trauma to his head, injuries he may have suffered during an alcohol- induced seizure.
A state police investigation cleared jail employees of any connection to Overstreet's death.. but his family has doubts.
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[SOT 12:51:31//121:51:50]
[IN Q=That might have]

((HARVEY LUTINS/OVERSTREET FAMILY ATTORNEY: THAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED. BUT WHO DID IT? DID THE MAN DO IT VOLUNTARILY? DID HE DO IT BY SOME JAILER WHO FELT LIKE HE WANTED TO HANDLE AN IRATE INMATE, IF HE WAS IRATE IN A CERTAIN WAY.)) ((Keith Humphry/News 7: No way he could have done it to himself? HARVEY LUTINS: I DON'T SEE HOW. IT'S LIKE A PERSON FATALLY SHOOTING HIMSELF AND THEN HANGING HIMSELF. (:05)... TOTALLY INCONSISTENT.))
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Jail Administrator Chris Webb told News7 today that the state police findings are "in line with the internal investigation his staff conducted at the time of Overstreet's death, that his staff acted appropriately and that any injuries were not caused by jail officials".
Webb added "we don't like it when someone in our care dies and we wanted to be assured everything that took place while he was there was done appropriately".
The Overstreet's attorney says he wants a medical examiner from outside Virginia to look at the autopsy report.

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[Ellis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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"No one is ever going to know the truth" of why Army veteran Jack Ellis took his own life three years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
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That's what his widow said, and U-S District Judge Sam Wilson re-iterated that conclusion today, denying the family's million dollar claim against the Veterans Administration. Ellis had visited the V-A Medical Center the day before his suicide, but his death came as a surprise to everyone, the judge said. "It was a sad and tragic story," Wilson said, but it was not the fault of the V-A doctors. Claudine Ellis left the courthouse today too emotional to make any comment, according to her lawyer.
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[Radford-WalMart]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint, claiming WalMart subjected an African- American employee to a "racially hostile work environment." The Commission says Charles Aikens was subjected to "disparate disciplinary treatment." The E-E-O-C says Aikens was fired in retaliation for complaining about the work environment at the store in Radford.
It asks the court for an injunction against WalMart plus back pay and punitive damages for Aikens.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Another national magazine discovers Blacksburg... and says it's one of country's best places to live.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And it's car care convenience that's paving the way for the success of some area entrepreneurs.
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Was it a cheap shot for public attention, or a legitimate effort to address a serious problem?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That was the debate today in Richmond...
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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as House Democrats tried to funnel more money toward school construction.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Shuler/(D) Blacksburg; :11]
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((The House was considering a bond package that included construction money for higher education, parks and other projects...
The Democrats argued that public schools are just as important.
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[IN Q=My point is this]

((DEL. JIM SHULER/D- BLACKSBURG: MY POINT IS THIS. IF WE CAN DO ALL THIS FOR OUR PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, WE CAN GIVE A SMALL BIT OF HELP TO OUR LOCALITIES FOR MUCH NEEDED CONSTRUCTION BACK IN OUR DISTRICTS.))
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Their proposal would have provided 900- million dollars over six years for school construction, the same amount devoted to construction on college campuses, but the amendment was unsuccessful.
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((IT APPEARS THAT THE AMENDMENTS ARE NOT GERMANE.)) [RUNS:04]
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: I HOPE THAT IN THE ENSUING DAYS, I HOPE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DISCUSS AGAIN, AND REVISIT THE NEEDS OF OUR SCHOOLS, OUR CHILDREN AND OUR COMMONWEALTH.))
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Republicans asked Democrats why they hadn't introduced their own bond package of public schools... and dismissed the effort as a political maneuver.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R- MCLEAN: IT WAS A CHEAP SHOT, TYPICAL OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO. THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF HELPING PUBLIC EDUCATION. THEY JUST WANTED TO BURDEN THE BILL AND PUT US BEYOND OUR DEBT CAPACITY. AND IT WA A CHEAP SHOT TO GET PUBLIC ATTENTION.))
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The debate will continue, but the Democrats' proposal is going nowhere in 2002.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[VF-Imagewear]


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VF Imagewear says it's bringing 40 back jobs to Martinsville for a customer service call center.
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In November, the company announced it would close most of its plants, laying off 23-hundred people by the end of this year.
Only the Rich Acres distribution center would remain open. It employs 135 people.
VF Imagewear officials say the call center will open IN the distribution center by the end of the year.
Henry County gave the company 172-thousand dollars to upgrade its telecommunications system.
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[Small-Business]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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People will pay for convenience, and that has paid off for two local business owners.
As Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tells us, they took a risk by taking their car repair shop on the road.
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(( It's not exactly drive through, but it's close.
Colors on Parade is an on-site automotive surface restoration company that gets your dents, dings and scratches out all in one day.
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((WE TAKE THE DISTORTIONS OUT AND RESTORE THE SURFACE APPEARANCE WITHOUT HAVING TO REPAINT MOST OF THE TIME, IF THERE'S PAINT DAMAGE, MY PARTNER CAN TAKE CARE OF IT.)) [RUNS09]
For the last ten years, Phil Barker and Mike Klimchuk have serviced cars at almost every dealership in the Valley.
With a fleet of 12 trucks and a staff of 13 their goal is to underprice and outperform traditional body shops.
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((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: THE COLORS ON PARADE CONCEPT WAS CREATED BY A SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESSMAN IN 1988. TODAY THERE ARE 280 FRANCHISE OWNERS AND 400 TECHNICIANS IN 24 STATES.)) [RUNS12]
They admit their competitive thinking is not inborn.
In fact, these dent doctors have their degrees.
Both attended "Colors on Parade College" to learn the trade, and still pay a visit to its yearly refresher courses.
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((PHIL BARKER/COLORS ON PARADE: THERE ARE TRADE SECRETS THAT ARE INVOLVED, WITH THE COLLEGE, THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DOCUMENT THOSE.)) [RUNS07]
Barker and Klimchuck borrowed money from their families to buy the franchise.
They took a risk... and advise others to do the same if it's something they are passionate about. [TC:06:10:45] ((PHIL BARKER/COLORS ON PARADE: FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE, FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT WORK, AND GO FOR IT.)) [RUNS05]
A few bumps in the road, they say, are nothing to get bent out of shape over.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Wall Street has extended its losing streak to a fourth consecutive session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 32 points.
Nasdaq fell 26.
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[Campbell-Fire]


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Fire destroyed a home near Altavista this afternoon.
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Volunteers from Altavista and (Glad-is) Gladys were called to this house on Gladys Road just before noon.
The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.. it took them about twenty minutes to bring the fire under control.
No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Authorities believe it started in a bedroom.
The cause remains under investigation.
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[Bioterrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia Tech is offering anyone in the world a course on Bioterrorism... all you need is internet access.
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((TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH BIOLOGICAL THREATS.))
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[OUT Q=WITH BIOLOGICAL THREATS.]
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The Threat of Bioterrorism is a non-credit class and 100-percent online with lectures delivered by streaming audio and video. Dr. (Na-MAR-Ware Shree-Young-than) Nammalar Sriranganathan, an associate professor at Tech's School of Veterinary Medicine leads the course.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 2001;]

Known as Dr. Nathan, he's part of a Tech research team working to develop an anthrax vaccine . The Threat of Bioterrorism is free for Virginia Tech alumni and 39-dollars for others. University officials say the class is in response to concerns from public about biological warfare after the September 11th attacks.
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[Blacksburg-Magazine]


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For the second time in recent months, a national magazine has declared Blacksburg one of the best places to live.

The March issue of Men's Journal ranks Blacksburg the eighth-best place in the country and the best place in the mid-Atlantic region.
The only other Virginia community to place in the top 50 was Charlottesville at number 44.
In August, Outside magazine called Blacksburg one of ten American Dream Towns.

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Coming up tonight on sports, it is national signing day for high school football players. We'll check in with Frank Beamer, some of UVa's top recruits and check in at Liberty high school
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where the Minutemen had the rare honor of hosting a signing party for both a Hokie and a Cavalier in the same room at the same time.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It's national signing day for high school atletes and we begin our coverage tonight in Blacksburg.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies signed 20 players today including 11 players who have earned either high school or junior college all-america status. This year's class stretches from Florida to Pasadena California, but it is any full of prospects from inside the Commonwealth.
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[S-Dosh]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Hokies found out this morning that the word commitment means different things to different people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 14; :00]

Back on January 14th, highly touted quarterback Patrick Dosh from Benedictine high school in Richmond announced he was going to Tech. In fact he even showed up at his newsconference wearing a Tech jersey to make his verbal commitment. This morning he changed his mind, and no doubt his shirt, as he signed scholarship papers to attend the University of Florida.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The University of Virginia produced what most are calling the best recruiting class in school history, rivaled only the 1989 class that featured Chris Slade and Terry Kirby. Besides the nationally recognized Super Prep All-Americans, the Cavaliers also picked up several local players
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

including versatile Cave Spring athlete Tom Hagan, who signed his letter of intent this afternoon with his parents by his side. The Honor Student was recruited for his punting and kicking ability, but Hagan can do it all. He's thrilled to be part of such a highly touted class.
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[OUT Q=...COME TOGETHER."]
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Hagan, who is also a starter and leader on the Cave Spring varsity basketball team, will also play baseball at Virginia for Dennis Womack. He also is a certain pick in the amateur draft.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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No one had a more diverse and exciting day than Liberty high school did this morning. The Minutemen sent a player to Tech and another to UVa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]

Inside the school's library this morning the two sides got along just fine as six-three defensive lineman Chris Burnett signed to play Beamer Ball in Blacksburg. His good friend and teammate Damian Spradlin inked papers to play for Al Groh.
It was a day no one will soon forget in Bedford.
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Not far from the Liberty festivities, EC Glass also sent one of its players to UVa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;:00]

Hilltopper lineman Brad Butler signed with the Cavs. Butler says Al Groh and his young staff made his choice an easy one.
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[OUT Q=...NO NONSENSE DECISION."]
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[S-White]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Not everyone is staying close to home. Last week Justin London announced he was headed to UCLA
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

and this morning the young man who hold the all-time career reception mark in the state of Virginia confirmed that he is headed to Boston University. Lord Botetourt's Jared White, who had 231 catches in his career signed a scholarship worth around $150 thousand dollars. White, who is also an excellent student plans to major in engineering.
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[S-Other]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=NAT'L SIGNING DAY]


VMI announced the signing of 5 players this afternoon including Jonathan Wilson from Rockbridge County high schoo l and Justin Huggard from Robert E. Lee high school in Staunton.