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The Governor and Attorney General agree to disagree, while trying to emphasize the "agree" part.
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And they've made a decision on what to do with that church that was about to collapse.
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Tonight on the Big 7 - the Madness continues tonight as we get set for the Terps and Wildcats. Plus, the Roanoke Steam is ready to rumble after making some wholesale changes.
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And Jeff Gordon rules qualifying today at Bristol winning his first pole at the track.
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Our visit into winter is a short one. Much milder air on the way this weekend. Details coming up. [Open]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
It wasn't a meeting of the minds, but it was a meeting.
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Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore sat down in the same room this afternoon to discuss their differences and defuse their stand-off over redistricting .
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Joe Dashiell has more tonight on their summit, and an agreement they hope will speed the appeals process.
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Keith and Shannon, the two were at odds over the redistricting lawsuit... whether to appeal the recent ruling by Judge Richard Pattisal that overturned the state's redistricting plan.
They remain on opposite sides of the issue, but both say it's in the state's interest to resolve the legal dispute as quickly as possible.
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((The Governor had demanded a meeting... The Attorney General refused, as the two men staked out opposite sides of the redistricting dispute.
But in the wake of their public disagreements the men met quietly at two this afternoon in the Governor's office... then announced that they will ask the Supreme Court of Virginia to expedite the appeals process.
In a joint statement released this afternoon, Warner said that while the men remain on opposite sides of the case, "the expedited process that we have agreed to is in everyone's interest. Jerry Kilgore served on my transition team, Warner said, and I respect the abilities of the Attorney General and his office.

Kilgore said he was pleased the men "could work out a process that is in the best interest of the people of Virginia. While this dispute caused some to focus on our differences, Kilgore wrote, I respect the Governor. He and I are good friends and we are committed to continue working together on matters of importance to the Commonwealth."))

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If Judge Pattisal's ruling stands, 100 members of the House of Delegates could face re-election this fall.
Warner and Kilgore say they hope the redistricting case can be heard before the Supreme Court adjourns for its summer recess in early June.
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Keith and Shannon, The Governor and the Attorney General say they have also agreed to develop a process that would allow them to discuss issues on which they disagree, and hopefully avoid a similar stand-off in the future.


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21 workers at the Carrier Access plant in Roanoke are losing their jobs.
The Colorado-based company says it is cutting its overall workforce by 75 people, citing reduced demand for its product.
Carrier Access came to Roanoke in August of 2000 when it bought Millenia systems.



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Three Southern Governors asked the federal government to help the struggling textile industry today.
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Governors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia gathered with 350 political and business leaders to discuss the future of textile industry. The governors are asking for the same type of federal assistance given to the steel and airline industries. In recent years, about 126-thousand textile jobs have been lost because of cheaper foreign imports, thousands of which have been cut in Southwest Virginia. Governor Mark Warner was invited to the event, but did not attend, saying he has too much work to do in Richmond.
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It looks like a company that announced it would build a factory and replace some lost Southside textile jobs has changed its mind.
A Richmond newspaper reports Trinity Packaging Corporation is not coming to Clarksville.
Governor Warner announced last month that Trinity would bring 300 jobs to Mecklenburg County. A company official declined to comment.


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Solid Rock Pentecostal Church will come down tomorrow.
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Earlier this week, the foundation wall supporting the facade of the more than 50-year old Roanoke building broke causing the front wall to sag. Because of the risk of collapse, building inspectors condemned the building and closed Campbell Avenue in front of the church. The city gave Pastor George Taylor two days to come with a plan to either fix or tear down the building. Taylor says it could cost hundreds of thousand of dollars he doesn't have to repair the structure. He's now looking for a new building in which to hold services.
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In Covington, city leaders are asking citizens what to do with a building that's already down .. the site of the former City Hall building.
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Covington City Council is asking residents to choose between building a parking lot, a city park, or a combination of the two on the vacant lot. Workers started dismantling the building back in Mid-December and completed the project about a month and a half later. The building was demolished after nearly a year of battles beteween a group of preservationists and Covington City Council.
The building once housed the City Hall offices and Covington's high school.
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Authorities now say police had been tracking a Deputy US Marshal suspected of drug activity for the "past several months."
At first they said the investigation of Joe Bruer was only about ten days old.
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The 49-year old deputy marshal was arraigned today on a charge of simple possession of cocaine. Bruer remains on the government payroll on administrative leave, pending the outcome of his case. He was stopped late Wednesday night in Salem. Police say they found a "user amount" of crack in his car and another small amount of something in his apartment. Documents filed in support of the search allege Bruer was buying 200- to- 500 dollars worth of crack a day as recently as last weekend. His Canadian- born wife and teenage daughter were arrested yesterday, charged with assault and trying to intimidate a witness.
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The warrant says authorities had received "numerous anonymous complaints" about drug trafficking at Bruer's "Carolina Forest" apartment in Salem.
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Who's keeping seniors from getting free prescriptions? Still ahead, sometimes it's their own doctor.
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And we'll meet a man with a mission - -a mission to add to his work load.
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((I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A LAWYER. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PROSECUTOR.))
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Every time one political party loses the White House to the opposing party, the change trickles down to thousands of other federal government jobs.
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The President names new people to various patronage positions across the country.
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Many of those people are well- trained, experienced professionals. Some are appointed as a reward for faithful service to the party. Others simply have the right connections.
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(( John Brownlee is an experienced prosecutor who happens to have great connections. He was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia less than two weeks before his father took the oath of office as the Undersecretary of the Army.
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((MY FATHER WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL MILITARY OFFICER, HIGHLY DECORATED VIETNAM VETERAN. HE'S NOW THE UNDERSECRETARY OF THE ARMY. SO BECAUSE OF HIM, I'VE BEEN AFFORDED GREAT OPPORTUNITIES. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.))
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His father's connections helped him land a position as a White House Social Aide during the other Bush Administration.
Brownlee has a vivid memory of meeting the forty-FIRST President.
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((AND I SAID, "GOOD EVENING, MR. PRESIDENT." YOU HEAR YOURSELF SAY THAT AND IT WAS SURREAL. HERE I WAS 23, 24 YEARS OLD AT THE WHITE HOUSE, A MILITARY OFFICER AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.))
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The year before LES Brownlee got out of the service in 1984, he went to work for Senator John Warner as his National Security Assistant. The Senator offered the younger Brownlee some advice. John was a freshman at J-M-U.
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((I TOLD HIM WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL. HE SAID, "YOU NEED TO TRANSFER TO WASHINGTON & LEE. THAT'S WHERE I WENT."))
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((IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE. MY DAD WAS A GOVERNMENT WORKER. SO, I WENT OUT AND GOT AN ROTC SCHOLARSHIP AND TRANSFERRED. I THINK THAT IMPRESSED HIM THAT I WOULD TAKE HIS ADVICE.))
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Senator Warner helped Brownlee get a position as a law clerk with Federal Judge Sam Wilson. Once he'd paid his dues as a federal prosecutor in Washington for four years, Warner recommended President Bush make him US Attorney in Roanoke. At 37, he's the youngest US Attorney here in more than two decades. [Computer NAT] ((LET'S SAY A POLICE OFFICER MAKES A TRAFFIC STOP AT 11 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT....))
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His office has just inaugurated its own web site, something Brownlee envisions will make it easier for state and local police to coordinate cases with his office. ((THEY COULD COME RIGHT HERE.))
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The US Attorney's office here already has its share of pending cases- -some investigations that go back a ways, and yet Brownlee is eager to add to the case load.
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((I BELIEVE WE CAN INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE MORE CASES... VIOLENT OFFENDER, ANYTHING TERRORISM- RELATED GUN CASES.))
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He just hired two more lawyers, bringing the staff of attorneys up to a total of 22. ))

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All that stands between some local seniors .. and getting the medicine they need for free .. is their doctor.
Some physicians are refusing to take part in the Pharmacy Connect program.
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It's a program that links seniors like Mary Davis with pharmaceutical companies willing to give a 3 months' supply of medicine to those who qualify.
Davis says she can barely afford her 12 medications --but her doctor refuses to participate in the program.
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((I TOLD HERE IT TAKES ALMOST EVERYTHING I MAKE, EVERYTHING I GOT SHE KNOWS IT))
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Her friend Keith Maxey hooked her up with the program through the LOA Area Agency on Aging.
LOA filled out all the paperwork for Mary. Her doctor just needed to review it, sign it and attach a prescription.
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((THIS IS FRUSTRATING THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD MEDICINE AND COULD GET IT FREE AND SOME DOCTORS MAY NOT BE WILLING TO DO IT OR THEY DRAG THEIR HILLS ON GETTING THE PAPERWORK SIGNED))
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Abell says he does realize there is a lot of paperwork for the doctor to review and that the doctor has to distribute the medicine.
But he says seniors need all the help they can get.
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News 7 contacted Mary's doctor .. and four other doctors .. to get their point of view on this subject. They either did not return calls or declined to comment.

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Stocks closed lower for the day .. and the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow fell 52 points today. NASDAQ dropped 17.
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Today's cold weather is NOT putting the brakes on a fund-raiser now underway at Roanoke College.
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Students there are taking part in the school's first American Cancer Society "Relay for Life."
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Teresa Hamilton is there, and Teresa, it looks like you're in the middle of the action.
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((ROLLCUE:...for the events to organizers.))
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Coming up tonight in sports, qualifying results from Bristol. Some chilly college softball from the Moyer.
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And while the Dazzle wraps up its season tonight, the Steam is just getting ready to start its up. Roy Stanley has more a team that has made wholesale changes in the off-season.
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The Winston Cup cars stars are in Bristol this weekend. Qualifying was on tap this evening in 33 degree temperatures. NASCAR's chilly sponsorship problems got a little help today
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as Hooters Restaurants signed on with Brett Bodine for the rest of this season. The man with plenty of sponsorship money and speed was Jeff Gordon. He went out next to last of the 43 cars that qualified and won his 40th career pole, but his first ever at Bristol. Here's the starting grid for Sunday's Food City 500.
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The March Madness is set to resume tonight at 7:30 as four more teams look to make it into the elite eight. Join Your Hometown Station tonight as
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6999] U-Conn takes on Southern Illinois in the opening game as Rolan Roberts as the Salukis battle the Huskies. Then the nightcap is the game that most folks have been waiting on all week. Maryland battles Kentucky trying to keep the ACC alive in the tournament. The regional finals are set for tomorrow and Sunday also right here on WDBJ-7.
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The Roanoke Valley's Arena 2 football team is preparing for its season opener.
Today, The Team and coaches met with the Media at Hollins University Roy Stanley has more.
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((In many ways, This years team is different from top to bottom.
The squad will be sporting new uniforms with a purple and white scheme. And the product on the field will be bigger, quicker and have a lot more experience.)) ((STEVEN JERRY/STEAM HEAD COACH:)) ((The changes of for the better but in order to make it work Jerry had to go out and get the players to fit the game plan.
Several local players will return but the majority of the roster is made up with new faces.)) ((KEVIN SMITH/WIDE RECEIVER:)) ((FERNANDO GANT/DEFENSIVE END:)) ((ROY STANLEY:)) ((LYNDA CALKINS/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:)) ((The Steam has a game scheduled for next Saturday in Richmond. Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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Some of the top teams in Division three are in Salem this weekend for the East Coast College FastPitch Classic.
Roanoke College is hosting the tournament.
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The wind and temptures in the 30's made it tough on the teams.
Roanoke and Keuka highlighted the afternoon session. Roanoke's Rachel Capozzi hits this pop fly over second base
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the double scores Amy Zachary from second to make it 1 to nothing and Roanoke wins it 8 to 0.
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The Maroons lost 4 to 3 to Emory University out of Atlanta in their second game. Emory is the top ranked team in division three.
The tournament continues tomorrow at the Moyer Sports. Complex.
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