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Breathing new life- -and JOBS- -into an area hard hit by plant closings and unemployment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And lifting local water-use restrictions... when and how much will be pulled back.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - basketball signings and suspensions, plus Express players - express themselves.
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And as if the Marshall-Miami of Ohio game wasn't exciting enough last night - we have a coach in cuffs afterwards.
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[WX-Head]
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Temperatures are moving on up. Get your outdoor work done before the weekend. We'll explain in a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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Hundreds of new jobs to an area devastated by layoffs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A textile plant once again gives Southwest Virginia a chance.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Henry-Jobs]
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The 405 new jobs announced today are coming to a familiar location.
Activewear, a newly formed textile company, will take over the facility that was once home to V-F Imagewear.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

That company shut down operations in April, leaving 23-hundred people unemployed.
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Business reporter Rachel Cannon is in Henry County tonight, where officials say this is a giant step towards the future.
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The governor's announcement tour began this morning in Wythe County...which out of the six development projects, gained the most in private investment dollars.
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34-million to be exact.
The project will expand operations at the Klockner-Pentaplast plant in Rural Retreat, to create 108-new jobs.
The plant received 800-thousand dollars in grants, including 250-thousand from the Governor's Opportunity Funds.
Officials say it is the kind of support that's needed to keep existing businesses going.
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((TOM GOEKE/KLOCKNER-PENTAPLAST PRESIDENT; WHAT IT REALLY TAKES IS A PARTNERSHIP AND A COOPERATION. AND I THINK THROUGH THIS LAST ENDEAVOR WE'VE REALLY FOUND IT.))
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Klockner-Pentaplast is the largest producer of rigid film in the country.
Based in Gordonsville, it employs more than 200-people at its Rural Retreat facility, and nearly one thousand statewide.
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Twenty school counselors were on hand in Bedford County today to help students and faculty in Forest come to terms with the death of a high school student yesterday.
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15-year-old Brittany Groover died after the car she was riding in hit a schoolbus at Forest Middle School.
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Dozens of other students suffered minor injuries, but counselors say the emotional damage could linger.
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((JENNIFER FAUST/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: RESOURCES ARE BEING SENT HOME WITH ALL STUDENTS, WHICH GIVES THEM INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONTACT PROFESSIONALS DURING NON-SCHOOL HOURS WITH INDICATORS OF EMOTIONAL SIGNS OF HANDLING GRIEF SO THAT PARENTS KNOW WHAT'S NORMAL AND ALSO WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR SHOULD THEY NEED TO DO THAT.))
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State police are still investigating the accident and *no* charges have been filed.
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[Bonds]


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A Roanoke man has been arrested as part of a nationwide Internet sting operation. 53- year old Frank George Bonds was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Charleston, West Virginia. Bonds was arrested last month at a motel in Beckley-- where he had allegedly gone to meet a person he believed to be a 13- year old girl. Authorities say the arrest, and the chat room discussions leading up to it, were part of an undercover effort.

[Drought]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Now that the state is relaxing its drought restrictions, local governments are reviewing their own water conservation policies. Roanoke County may be preparing to ease its mandatory restrictions.
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Recent rains have allowed the county to pump water from the Roanoke River into Spring Hollow Reservoir every day this week.
And Supervisor Chairman Butch Church says he believes the board will consider lifting the restrictions when it meets next week.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK AS OF YESTERDAY WE WERE NEAR 70 PERCENT CAPACITY. WITH THE TRICKLE DOWN, THE RIVER IS STILL STRONG, SO I'M GUESSING 75 PERCENT CAPACITY NEXT WEEK AND THAT'S WHERE WE WOULD NORMALLY BE IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.))
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Carvins Cove is 28-point-five feet below the spillway, so Roanoke city officials say their restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
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(Keith & Shannon toss to Robin)
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST WATER LEVELS

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[Tease#1]
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VMI is getting ready to introduce its next Superintendent.
We'll have a conversation with the man he'll replace next on News 7.
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Plus take a seat... in a historic church's new pews.
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[Bunting]
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Virginia Military Institute will name a new Superintendent week after next.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting ships out the first week in December.
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(( Ever since Bunting was a cadet here in the early 1960's, he says, he's had a "passionate love affair with this school."
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He plans to take a few months off before buckling down to work on a civic literacy project on how we teach history and government. And then he'll begin work a biography of Ulysses S Grant that Arthur Schlessinger asked him to write.
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((GRANT IS AN INTERESTING CHARACTER, MUCH MORE COMPLICATED THAN PEOPLE THINK AND A MUCH BETTER MAN THAN PEOPLE THINK.))
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Bunting arrived back on Post in 1995, the year before the Supreme Court ordered the Institute to accept women if it intended to remain a public institution. Bunting has long since accepted the decision, but he cherishes the memory of V-M-I the way it was.
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((VMI AS A MEN'S COLLEGE WAS A GLORIOUS ARTIFACT AND TO TURN OUR BACK ON HOW GREAT THAT WAS AND WHAT WE OWE TO IT WOULD DIS-SERVE THE HISTORY OF VMI.)) [RUNS11]
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Nonetheless Bunting believes V-M-I accepted women honorably and gracefully. He cites one sign of success- -six years after the first women arrived: Male cadets have begun referring to female cadets as "women."
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It'll take 15 or 20 years, Bunting says, for full acceptance. And that may come only once these women have succeeded in their chosen careers and come back to "leven the lump." At Monday's convocation, General Bunting concluded his remarks to the corps with a salute. ["THANK YOU."] But that was it. Anyone who came expecting a formal good bye or what Bunting calls a "large-scale harangue" left disappointed. Bunting says there will be no farewell address. He intends to say good-bye to staff and cadets individually.
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...athletes like Track star Michael Lokale who's risen to the rank of Regimental X-6 Officer... and wrestler David Walker, Jr. Bunting says it's one of the great rewards of an otherwise difficult job to see these athletes succeed.))

[Kilgore]


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Virginia is trying to hit white collar criminals right where it hurts...in their wallets.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today announced the creation of a new office designed to go after drug traffickers, money launderers and those tied to terrorism.
The state is using a 300-thousand dollar federal grant to hire an accountant, a prosecutor and some investigators to locate and confiscate the assets of criminals.
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Kilgore says the goal is to collect at least one million dollars in seized assets in the program's first year.
That money would then go back to the localities involved in catching the offender.
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[Goodlatte]


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants to chair a committee he's been a member of for ten years.
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The sixth district congressman announced this week that he's seeking to succeed retiring Representative Larry Combest of Texas as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Goodlatte has sat on the panel since first being elected to Congress in 1992. He currently chairs the Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and forestry.
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Meantime, Senator George Allen is now chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The body raises funds to get Republicans elected to the Senate.

[Stocks]


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A quiet day for stocks as Wall Street battled fears about war with Iraq and terrorism. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 12 and a half points.
NASDAQ rose 12.
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[Church-Pews]
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In March they raised their steeple, but now where to seat hundreds of people?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The rebuilding effort at Lexington Presbyterian is on the home stretch, and now workers are busy installing the church's distinctive pews. Richard Lesko has more.
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(( As work at Lexington Presbyterian winds down, the sanctuary finally looks more like a church than a construction site. A big part of that has been the delivery of pews that look almost exactly like the ones that local craftsmen added in 1899. But in the 21st century a Pennsylvania company, New Holland Church Furniture, is one of the few outfits in the world that makes these distinctive solid curved pews. But the pews also have a special feature which made manufacturing them even more difficult.
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((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; THE ONES ON THE MAIN FLOOR HAVE A SHAPED BACK. AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THEM SO DISTICTIVE. IT ADDS SOME COMFORT TO THE PEWS THAT THE CHURCH THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT BACK IN 1899 WHEN THE PEWS THAT WERE LOST IN THE FIRE WERE PUT IN.))
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The work that began just after the fire in July of 2-thousand is winding down. And as opening date approaches, the anticipation is growing for that first Sunday service in the rebuilt sanctuary.
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((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO GET TO THE END OF THE PROJECT AND SEE PEOPLE SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND IT'S NOT JUST THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH, IT'S THE WHOLE COMMUNITY HERE. ))
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Services are scheduled to be back in the sanctuary on December 8th, and reconstruction workers will find out then whether they have answered the congregation's prayers. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - coach is arrested after last night's Marshall game A UVa hoopster is suspended.
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and no it's not recess, nor are they intoxicated. Steve Mason reports on a unique bonding event with the Roanoke Express.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Marshall University beat Miami of Ohio in a key Mid American Conference game last night = but that ain't the half

of it.
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After the win, which wasn't clinched until the final five seconds of the fourth quarter, Marshall fans stormed the field. Things were calm, until one fan was pushed to the ground and had to be carted off on a stretcher. The problem is that - one of the Miami of Ohio coaches, Jon Wauford is accused of doing the shoving. He was led off the field in handcuffs and charged with misdemeanor battery. His court date has been set for December 13th. Wauford has been suspended with pay.
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Another Miami coach, Taver Johnson also has been suspended. He was in coaches' box and after the game he destroyed a desk and threw a chair threw a wall.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia basketball star Jermaine Harper has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violating team rules.


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Harper has been practicing with the Cavs this season, and with the graduation of Adam Hall and Chris Williams, he was projected to be a key contributor this season. The sophomore shooting guard from Gardena, California appeared in 29 games last season averaging 6 points per game. UVa officials would now comment on what led to the suspension, but early Tuesday, Charlottesville officials charged him with driving under the influence. Harper is 21 years old.
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Two players off the top girls basketball team in the area signed scholarship papers today.
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Britney Anderson, the top player on this year's Blacksburg high school team that is currently 23-and-0, officially signed with Virginia Tech. Anderson - moved to Blacksburg after starring at Meadowbrook. Her Indians' teammate, Ashley Young, also a full ride today. Ashley inked scholarship papers to play at Radford University under new head coach Jeri Porter.
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[S-Alou]


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The San Francisco Giants didn't wait long to name their new skipper.
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

This afternoon defending national league champs hired Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker. Alou managed the Expos and he played for the Giants back in the 50s and 60s.
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[S-House]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Roanoke Express is in a tie for third place in the tough Northeast Division and appears on course to make the ECHL playoffs for the third straight season under Perry Florio. What is the coaches secret? Steve Mason found out that grocery carts and blind folds could be part of it. Here's round house rap up.
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((STEVE MASON: WELCOME TO ANOTHER YEAR OF ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP EVERYBODY. EXPRESS HEAD COACH PERRY FLORIO HAS AN INTERESTING AND EFFECTIVE WAY OF KEEPING HIS TEAM FRESH THROUGH THE LONG, GRUELING 72 GAME ECHL SEASON. ITS CALLED TEAM UNITY EXERCISE AND THERE ARE NO STICKS, PUCKS OR PADS INVOLVED.))
((This past Monday, the Express bagged practice and headed to Rising Star Sports and Adventure camp for an extremely unorthodox practice. ((:)) ((:))
The team unity exercises are based on building trust through various competetive events that force a teammate to depend on another.  In the grocery cart race, the driver is blind folded and the passenger must guide him around a course.((:)) ((:)) Florio has been putting his team through these unity exercises in each of his three seasons as head coach. ((:))
Having fun and building team chemistry is not the only benifit. The expereicne here is shaping how goalie Sebestian LaPlante communicates to his defenders. ((:)) Steve Maosn Round House Wrap Up.)) The fun turns to business this Friday when the Express battles Richmond and Pee Dee Friday and Saturday on the road.