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A Virginia execution scheduled for tonight sparks protests on the other side of the world.
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And, a new textile company banks on Southside's eager and able workforce.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - we'll rundown the playoff schedule for tomorrow night's regional semi-finals on Friday Football Extra, Plus, Uva basketball is in the spotlight tonight.
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And the Dazzle cuts former Hokie Mibindo Dongo to get down to its 10 player limit.
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[WX-Head]
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Keeping the rain gear handy will serve you well starting tomorrow afternoon. We'll check the forecast and have your Thursday WeatherSchool just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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The execution of Mir Aimal Kasi WILL go on.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's sparking threats of retaliation abroad and tighter security at home.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]


And I'm SHannon Young.
[Kasi]
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Kasi is set to die by lethal injection in Jarratt tonight.
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Governor Warner and the U-S Supreme Court will NOT stop the execution.
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Kasi is the Pakistani man who killed two C-I-A employees in northern Virginia in 19-93.
He'll go to the death chamber at nine o'clock tonight.
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The news has touched off protests in Pakistan.
Americans abroad are being warned about the possibility of retaliation.
In an interview from Death Row, Kasi said there's a good chance Pakistanis will strike back.
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((TO THEM, I'M LIKE, KIND OF A HERO, SO, IF I'M EXECUTED, NATURALLY, THERE CAN BE PEOPLE WHO WILL TRY TO HARM AMERICANS.))
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Kasi has said he does NOT support violence against Americans as retaliation.
But he says he has no regrets about killing the C-I-A employees.
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Those threats of retaliation have led to heightened security at the prison and elsewhere.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the Greensville Correctional Center, where the execution will take place later tonight.
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For the second time in just over two weeks The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating two suspicious deaths.
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The bodies of 73-year old Willie Harston and his wife, 68-year old Clara Belle Harston were found inside their home on Malmaison Road in Blairs yesterday morning. The couple had last been seen Monday afternoon. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
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Late last month, just up the road in Keeling, a father and son were killed in their home. The Sheriff's Office says it's "extremely rare" for the area to have so many suspicious deaths in such a short period of time.
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((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSLYVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: ANYTIME WE HAVE ANY TYPE OF DEATHS IN OUR COMMUNITY IT HEIGHTENS OUR AWARENESS. WHEN YOU HAVE TWO OF 'EM BACK TO BACK LIKE THIS, WE REALLY GET CONCERNED.))
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Three people have been arrested in that case. Major Goodson says the Sheriff's Office does not believe the cases are connected.

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As expected, a federal grand jury returned NO indictments against two North Carolina men called for questioning this week in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short.
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Government officials said the purpose was to get the testimony of Gary Bowman and his former landlord, Gary Lemons, on the record -- NOT to secure indictments.
Both men were called before the grand jury Tuesday.
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Earlier this week, Virginia Tech announced it was raising tuition...and today, its neighbor down the street did the same.
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Radford University's Board of Visitors approved a 250-dollar tuition increase, effective next Spring.
The university suffered a three-million dollar loss this year from state budget cuts, but, officials say the increase will make up over half of that.
The rest will come from the elimination of about 55-workers through an early retirement program.
But, if necessary, the university will also furlough ALL employees for up to two days.
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((DAVID BURDETTE/VP FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS: WE'VE TALKED THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY, AND WHILE THERE'S NOT WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR IT, I THINK MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IN THE WORST CASE WE MAY HAVE TO DO IT. SO REALLY ALL WE ASKED THE BOARD TODAY FOR WAS THE AUTHORIZATION FOR IT, IT IS NOT OUR INTENT TO ACTUALLY DO IT.))
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Burdette says the university will decide whether to enact the furlough, AFTER the General Assembly session.
He says it could save the school about 300-thousand dolllars.
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The new jobs were just announced yesterday... today hundreds lined up to apply.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


More on Activewear and the activity it's sparked in Southside when News 7 at Six returns.
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It may not take a fight in Bankruptcy Court to settle the debts of the D-Day Memorial.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A hearing was set for this afternoon, just six days after the Memorial Foundation filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. But the lawyers have agreed to mediate their differences. They asked the court to give them until the end of the year.
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((THERE IS AN ANALOGY TO THE PEACE PROCESS WHERE A THIRD PARTY SEEKS SOLUTIONS THAT THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES CANNOT ALWAYS SEE.))
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[***KEITH ON CART***] In the meantime the Foundation will be allowed to pay its employees, pay its taxes and pay a World War Two veteran named Melvin Proffit.
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At least for the next two months he'll receive the annuity payment Proffit was promised when he made a one-million dollar donation to the memorial last year.
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((WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO WAS GENEROUS TO THE FOUNDATION, AND IT'S UP TO THE FOUNDATION TO SHOW IT'S MORAL COMMITMENT TO THIS INDIVIDUAL.))
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The terms of the mediation specify: "everything's on the table," including Profitt's annuity. Foundation President MacIntosh points out the 70-thousand dollar annual payment due Melvin Proffit represents just five percent of the Foundation's debt.

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Hundreds came out in Henry County today in search of a job. It didn't take long for news to spread about yesterday's announcement that 405 new jobs are now available in Martinsville. Activewear, a new textile company, is hiring and there are plenty of applicants.
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon talked to some today and joins us now, Rachel?
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Keith and Shannon, the scene at Martinsville's Virginia Employment Commission office makes it clear that residents are desperate for job opportunities. A trained, available workforce is one reason Activewear officials say they chose the region over other locations.
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((15:40:54 (zoom) Dorothy Tickle is one of the 23-hundred workers that was out of a job when V-F Imagewear shut its doors in April. The Martinsville resident spent about 10-years doing custodial work at the facility.
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((DOROTHY TICKLE/APPLICANT; I ENJOYED IT AND THAT'S WHY I'M TRYING TO GET BACK.))
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Back to work, except this time at Activewear. The newly formed textile company will make fleece fabrics at the former V-F facility. NATS TC 15:39:03 (yelling names) Tickle's name will be added to a long list. It was a busy day at the V-E-C right from the start.
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((BARBARA REDD/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION; AT APPROXIMATELY 7 O'CLOCK THEY WERE ALREADY CURLING THE PARKING LOT.))
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Barbara Redd says a majority of applicants are former V-F workers. Many are already registered in the office's job services division - others filled out the necessary forms. Activewear is hiring for various production positions and custodians.
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((BARBARA REDD/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION; YES, I WON'T DENY THAT WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE APPLICATIONS THEN WE'LL HAVE POSITIONS TO FILL BUT WE'RE STILL VERY HOPEFUL.))
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Redd says those hired could be back to work in a few weeks. Tickle hopes she's one of the lucky ones, but says even having Activewear choose Martinsville is a positive sign.
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((CAUSE THE JOBS IN MARTINSVILLE AIN'T YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE IN MARTINSVILLE YOU HAVE TO GO OUT OF TOWN TO GET A JOB, IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY. MAYBE THINGS WILL LOOK UP.))
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A big difference between V-F Imagewear and Activewear ... the new company is not assembling clothing, that will be done overseas.
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But Activewear officials say they will knit higher quality fabric faster and deliver quicker than foreign competitors.


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Stocks rose sharply as good news from the retail sector inspired investors. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 144 points.
NASDAQ gained fifty.
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There will be plenty of peace love and happiness in Roanoke tonight as more than 10-thousand Grateful Dead fans gather at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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But tonight's concert will be quite different than the one 15 years ago.
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Justin McLeod joins us from the Civic Center to explain why.
Justin?
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Dazzle makes its final cuts - we'll have the complete playoff rundown for Friday Football Extra.
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And Steve Mason checks in from UVA with a preseason look at the Cavaliers' men's basketball team.
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The Roanoke Dazzle made its final roster cuts today - releasing one of last year's players Anthony Pelle
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and former Hokie Mibindo Dongo.
Head Coach Kent Davison pared the team down to a 10 man roster with 4 cuts overall.
Dongo started four games for the Hokies last season and appeared in 26 games.
The Dazzle opens the season tomorrow night at the Civic Center against the Huntsville Flight. And on Saturday the Dazzle plays Fayetteville.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has acquired another player. Today the team picked up left winger Blair Stayzer from the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Stayzer is in his third season in the ECHL.

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In Charlottesville - Roger Mason, Chris Williams and Adam Hall are gone but at least one transfer should help the UVa faithful jump start some new men's basketball memories.
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((It seems most everything is fare game for Pete Gillen's sense of humor, including his analysis of why shooting guard Todd Billet will help the Cavaliers. ((PETE GILLEN:/70-49 RECORD IN FOUR SEASONS AS UVA HEAD COACH:)) For the former Rutgers shooting star, one of three UVa transfers, there is nothing funny about sitting out last season to meet NCAA requirements. ((TODD BILLET:UVA SHOOTING GUARD:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Before sitting out last season, the red shirt junior started two seasons for the Big East school. Billet feels averaging 36 minutes a game for the Scarlet Knights will come in handy at UVa. ((:))
Anytime a player transfers in, there is a question of whether or not he will gel with the other players, so far Billet has received rave reviews. ((TRAVIS WATSON/UVA ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE:))
UVa plays its' second exhibition game of the season Sunday at three at University Hall against the One World All-Stars. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The ACC game of the week here on Your Hometown Station this week pits an NC State team against a banged up UVa squad.

No make that a mad NC State team that after opening the year 9-and-0 has no lost two straight game.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] The Cavs are sitting on six wins a need a victory over NC State to clinch a winning season. Catch the game Saturday at Noon - here on WDBJ-7.
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The playoffs begin tomorrow night in high school football with the regional semi-finals. Here's the schedule for the opening week of the postseason - with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.

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