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Celebration and solemnity reign as America pays tribute to its war veterans.
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A powerful storm rips through Virginia. We got a LIVE damage report for you.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the new BCS numbers are out - Barry Bonds numbers are good enough for a 5th MVP award -

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And the Big East conference names Ernest Wilford its offensive player of the week.
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Another soaking rain moves up from the south, without the big wind this time. Details coming up.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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A violent storm leaves damage in its wake.
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Homes are hit, trees uprooted and thousands of customers left without power.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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The worst damage was confined to the Thaxton area of Bedford County.
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In our area, there was no loss of life.
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But, as Joe Dashiell tells usm several families are dealing with substantial losses.
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The cost of the car-tax cut is on the rise and adding to the state's budget problems.
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The cost of reimbursing Virginia localities for the car-tax rebate will add about 128 million dollars to the state's two billion dollar budget gap.
State officials say Virginians bought a lot of new-cars this summer, spurred by zero-percent financing deals.
And THAT is driving up the tax cut's price tag.
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((MARCUS JONES/DEP. SEC. OF FINANCE: WE HAVE TWO VARIABLES THAT BASICALLY DEAL WITH THE CAR TAX FORECAST. THAT'S THE AVERAGE ASSESSED VALUE AND THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES IN THE FLEET AND ONCE AGAIN, WITH THE ZERO PERCENT FINANCING WE'RE SEEING ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IN THE FLEET.))
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The cost of the car-tax cut has exceeded forecasts since the program began four years ago.
Still, a group of Republican lawmakers last week warned Governor Mark Warner not to eliminate it.
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The state's budget problems mean students at Virginia Tech will shell out more money for tuition.
Today, the university's Board of Visitors approved a 400-dollar increase for the Spring semester.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is here now with more.
Shannon, the board voted unanimously to approve the increase.
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which will shave off about nine-million dollars of the school's 42-million dollar overall loss in state money.
But, even so, that's not good news for the average student paying tuition.
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[RUNS :02] ((A TUITION INCREASE IS A STING ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT.325)) And the sting will be felt as the tuition climbs to about 19-hundred dollars.
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[RUNS 12] ((IT HURTS, I KNOW, I'M PAYING IT TWICE I HAVE TWO STUDENTS HERE, I'LL FEEL IT AND WE'LL ALL FEEL IT. BUT, THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING WE'RE BEGINNING TO FEEL THE PINCH OF THE STATE'S CHRONIC UNDERFUNDING OF HIGHER EDUCATION OVER THE LAST DECADE. 3:37)) But, to ease the pain, the university is setting aside an additional 800-thousand dollars for financial aid. And even with the increase, officials say students will still be paying about 800-dollars less than most schools in the state.
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[RUNS :06] ((DANNY FITZGERALD/SOPHOMORE:NO, IT'S NOT THAT BAD. I'D RATHER NOT BE PAYING IT, BUT, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT WE GET FOR IT, IT'S WORTH IT. 9:50)) But, even though many students say they understand raising tuition will help balance the budget, that doesn't mean they agree with it.
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[RUNS :12] ((KIMBERLY HARTLEY/SENIOR:INCREASING TUITION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE I THINK. BECAUSE YOU GO INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR THINKING THAT THIS IS WAY THINGS ARE GOING TO BE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR AND THEN YOU'RE TOLD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE UP. 10:32))
Well, students will now know way ahead of time to start saving their dollars.
Officials are already saying they will increase tuition again, for next Fall.)))
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Obviously, the tuition increase will cover just a fraction of the university's overall losses.
Hincker says there will be some personnel reductions.
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And although he didn't give an exact number, he says without the tuition increase, it would've been a loss of nearly 300 positions.

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Pleas from Pakistan could save a man on Virginia's death row.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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Plus Virginia honors her veterans... even as Governor Mark Warner says the Commonwealth should do more.
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On this Veteran's Day, Governor Warner took the General Assembly to task for what he described as an "embarrassment" to veterans.
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The governor spoke before about 200 vets at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
He said Virginia is the only state in the country that has not paid its share of the World War Two Memorial being built in Washington, D.C.
Virginia earmarked 334-thousand for the project, but withheld it while 36 other states and territories paid up.
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((MARK WARNER: WHEN WE TRIED TO PUT THAT MONEY BACK IN THE BUDGET, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TOOK IT OUT. AND WE ASSURE YOU THAT WE'LL BE BACK EVEN IN THESE TIGHT BUDGET TIMES TO MAKE SURE VIRGINIA STEPS UP AND DOES THE RIGHT THING AND PAYS ITS FAIR SHARE OF THAT INCREDIBLE MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON.))
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Warner told the crowd that more than 780-thousand veterans and their families call Virginia home ... and that the state will honor its obligation to them.
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More than a hundred people turned out for a Veteran's Day ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford this morning. While the holiday comes around just once a year, many at the event said Americans should be grateful for their freedom *every* day.
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((MONROE MACPHERSON/ARMY VETERAN: YOU SHOULD PAY TRIBUTE TO VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, TO ACTIVE SERVICE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND TO VETS FOR WHAT THEY DID IN THE PAST.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((APRIL CHEECK/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL: I THINK, AS MORE AND MORE OF OUT SOLDIERS GO OVERSEAS WE'RE REMINDED THAT SOME OF THEM MAY NOT RETURN HOME AND OF WHAT THEY'RE WILLING TO GIVE UP. THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TAKE TIME TO HONOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.))
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The event featured musical selections and the Air Force Junior R-O-T-C from Franklin County, William Fleming and Monticello High Schools.
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Lynchburg police say a man found dead in a city motel yesterday was shot to death.
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22-year-old Travis Jerome Murphy of Rocky Mount, North Carolina was discovered early Sunday in his room at the Travelodge on Main Street.
Authorities say Murphy had been seen earlier walking along Route 29, at the Greyhound bus station and at River Ridge Mall.
He checked into the Travelodge at 10:30 Saturday night and was found dead three hours later.
The regional homicide squad has been activated to investigate his murder.
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The mother of the convicted C-I-A killer is begging Virginia's governor to spare her son's life.
(meer ah-mahl KAH'-zee) Mir Aimal Kasi is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night in a Virginia prison.
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In January of 1993, Kasi opened fire outside C-I-A headquarters in Langley, killing two employees and wounding three other people.
In a clemency petition filed with Governor Mark Warner's office, Kasi's mother and Pakistan's ambassador to the U-S both ask for clemency.
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That sentiment has been echoed by newspapers in Kasi's home country.
A spokesman for Warner says the governor's counsel is reviewing the request and will make a recommendation to Warner.

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Stocks couldn't shake concerns about the possibility of war with Iraq and the absence of any positive economic news. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 178 points.
NASDAQ fell 40.
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There are two in Charlottesville and one in Harrisonburg.
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The number of brew pubs in college towns varies.
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But in Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech, there's none. One young entrepreneur is trying to change that. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon introduces us to Blacksburg Brewing Company.
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((01:28:48 "THIS IS OUR BLONDE ALE, RIGHT HERE." And John Bryce hopes it's coming soon to a keg party near you. The 24-year-old Virginia Tech graduate is starting a career in commercial brewing right here in the New River Valley.


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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; I FIRST STARTED WORKING IN SOME OF THE MICROBREWERIES IN RICHMOND WHERE I'M FROM AND REALLY JUST FASCINATED BY THE PROCESS AND THE SMELLS AND EVERYTHING INVOLVED.))
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So he took his finance degree and home beer making experience to get things brewing at this Christiansburg warehouse.

Bryce is currently doing "test batches" of four different beers. A small business loan helped with equipment costs.
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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; A MASH TONG A BREW KETTLE AND A HOT LIQUID TANK THAT'S THE HOT SIDE OF THE PROCESS ON THE COLD SIDE TWO PRIMARY FERMENTING TANK AND THEN FOUR CONDITIONING TANKS.))
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Brewing is a process of heating, mixing, fermenting and setting. Ales take about 9-12 days to complete, lagers 2 to 3 weeks. His Hokey Pokey Lager, spelled like the dance, not the Tech mascot, is likely to sell well among students.
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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; I THINK IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF PRIDE AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEIR OWN BEER ON TAP AT THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS THAT THEY LIKE TO VISIT.))
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Bryce expects to be selling kegs by the end of the month. His long term goal is to open a Brew Pub in downtown Blacksburg in the next 2 or 3 years. A tough business, he's not the first to try a hometown brew.
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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; THE BREWING INDUSTRY IS VERY CUTTHROAT I MEAN LOOK AT HOW MANY DIFFERENT BEERS ARE OUT THERE.))
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Even so, Bryce says, add four more beers to the tap. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Christiansburg.))


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Bonds cleans up, the RU women are headed to the soccer mecca, and Steve Mason checks in the Cavs.
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And his flasshes of brillance began on this play against Texas A & M this season, tonight Tech's Ernest Wilford is the Big East player of the week.
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There's not a great deal that be said about the Hokies triple overtime setback to Syracuse other than - what in the heck happened to the defense, what is wrong with the kicking game, and is Ernest Wilford the man - or what. All of that - plus an up date on all of the walking wounded make up this morning's Tech 2002 Report.
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(( Wilford has been honored for his amazing day of receptions by being named this week's Big East offensive player of the week. His 279 yards in receptions not only set a Tech school record, breaking the mark set by Ricky Scales 30 years ago, but it also broke the all-time Big East conference record. His touchdown grabs of 75, 34, 87 and 6 yards also tied the Big East mark, and his 8 catches were a career high. ((ERNEST WILFORD:)) The off-season was a time of serious reflection and soul searching for Wilford. He spent time with a sports psychologist and found out he was in need of contact lenses. He understandably was afraid he would be forever linked with the two point conversion drop against Miami. Saturday's performance against Syracuse took care of that. He took care of his attitude toward the game back in the spring. ((ERNEST WILFORD:)) The injury situation is a mixed bag. Sorely missed middle linebacker Vegas Robinson has been cleared to return to practice, he, running back Kevin Jones and receiver Justin Hamilton are all listed as probable for the West Virginia game.
Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth also tells us that Kevin Lewis has pectoral strain - he will have to have an MRI exam on that. And Floyd native Josh Spence is being treated for a concussion. As for DeAngelo Hall - his lower back problems that began two and a half weeks ago are not responding to treatment. He is a question mark for the West Virginia game.))
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UVa faces the number one scoring offense in the ACC on Saturday when the Cavs host 9-and-2 N.C. State. Steve Mason says the Pack's points aren't the only concern.
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The BCS standings are out tonight and Miami is not number one again. Ohio State is on top with the Hurricanes second. Washington State takes the three spot, Oklahoma falls to fourth and texas is fifth.


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The Radford University women's soccer team is headed to the NCAA division one tournament - and it won't take long for the Highlanders to find out if they belong. The Big South champs found out this afternoon they will play perennial power North Carolina in Chapel Hill Friday.