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Virginia D-M-V offices go from bad to worse with a flat-line budget to blame.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a multi-million dollar face-lift for public housing in Roanoke.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports - this week's Tech 2002 Report centers on the stopping and not selling Avon. Plus, Al Groh's Cavs now get ready to slay Maryland.
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And one of Friday Football Extra top players is still in the hospital tonight.
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[WX-Head]
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The Leonids may get blocked by clouds but it might be worth the effort just in case. We'll explain in a moment.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The lines are longer... the hours fewer for many state services.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It may not get better anytime soon.
Today, news that Virginia's economy is still stalled.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[DMV]
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Virginia's economy is NOT getting much worse.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's the good news from the state capitol today.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Virginia Budget]


The bad news is, it's not getting any better.
In fact, the economy is still too weak to generate enough state revenue to meet even a flatlined budget forecast for the current year. The Department of Motor Vehicles has taken one of the biggest hits. With locations being closed and hours cut, it hasn't taken long for customers to experience the difference.
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon is at the Roanoke DMV tonight, Rachel, you spoke to folks using the location - what do they have to say?
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Shannon, a lot of frustration here today, many people say what used to take 15-minutes is now taking over an hour maybe even two. One local business is even looking to change the way it manages its fleet of cars.
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(( One of Dennis Montgomery's responsibilities at Salem Tools is taking care of the car fleet. The company delivers industrial tools and products in five-states. Over time, Montgomery has become a regular at the DMV.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS AND THE DMV SERVICES OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.))
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That was until the budget shortfall and windfall of changes at customer service centers. The Bedford and Rocky Mount locations closed, all centers shut their doors on Wednesdays and hours were cut. Last week, Montgomery tried to register two new vehicles.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; FACT IS WHEN I GOT TO THE PARKING LOT I KNOW I WASN'T GOING TO DO MY TRANSACTION I JUST HAD TO GO IN TO SEE IT.))
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He saw lines, people waiting, numbers being called. He says he left.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; AS A BUSINESS PERSON I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME SPENDING 3 OR 4 HOURS TO REGISTER A VEHICLE AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT EVEN INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT GOING TO SPEND THAT KINDS OF TIME IF THEY DON'T HAVE TOO.))
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As a short term solution, Montgomery is delegating the car responsibility to someone that has more time to spend in line. He says the company is even considering compensating employees to use their own cars .. another way to cut down on vehicle related workload.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; IF THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE TAXPAYERS VIRGINIA THEN THIS WAS THE PART TO GO AFTER ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE HAS TO GO TO THE DMV.))
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The DMV is asking people to be patient acknowledging that service will be slower. They also advise doing as much as you can through the mail and on their website.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Shannon, A note about next week. DMV will be closed Wednesday through Friday for the Holiday and because of that they expect Saturday to be extremely busy. You may want to avoid it if you can.

[Roanoke-Library]


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Roanoke's main library is shortening hours in response to state budget cuts.
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Starting January first, the library on Jefferson Street will close Sundays and shorten Wednesday hours to 10 to 6. The library's currently open from 9 to 9 on Wednesdays. The changes are in response to a nearly 3-million dollar decrease in state aid to public libraries. The Roanoke Library Board says it regrets the reduction in funding "but must share in the solution of a problem that affects us all."
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Authorities in Campbell County are investigating a homicide.
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The sheriff's office has identified the victim as 26- year old Teon Harvey. Authorities say Harvey was killed in the town of Brookneal around two o'clock this afternoon. An arrest has been made in the case. Sheriff's officials have charged 29- year old Vince Adams with murder and use of a firearm.
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The sniper suspects may have been just steps away from the State Capitol, which is raising some questions about security.
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Brenda Macurik (ma-KUR-ick) works in Capitol Square at the Virginia Tourist Information Center.
Macurik says she recognizes John Muhammad and John Lee Malvo as two of the visitors to the center.
She says they came in the week of the shooting in Ashland, and that they asked for and were given a free road map of Virginia.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says the fact that the sniper suspects were so close to the Capitol is "frightening."

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Macurik, a Roanoke native, says the suspects were only in the tourist center for a short time and did nothing to raise her suspicion.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Lots of people were hunting deer today... and one politician wants to make it easier for them to help the hungry.

Find out how when News 7 returns.
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Plus millions in improvements to a public housing complex have paid off... for more than a hundred residents.
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[Lincoln-Terrace]
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Major improvements that cost millions of dollars have changed the face of public housing at Lincoln Terrace.
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Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports Roanoke city officials and residents of the neighborhood hope that's just the beginning for more than one hundred fifty families.
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Keith and Shannon, the construction project represented a major shift for the neighborhood and its residents.
Today, they celebrated big changes in a community the city now calls the Villages at Lincoln...
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((The name has changed and much more...
A drive through the neighborhood reveals attractive apartments with front porches.... a mix of rental units and single family homes... a community the city hopes will encourage residents to rise above the cycle of poverty... and eventually move beyond public housing.
With that in mind, residents have signed contracts for success, and the housing authority has dedicated an Opportunity Center that brings many agencies under one roof.
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((JAMES BUMBRY: THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE IN THE PAST HAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY NOW TO MOVE UP. )) ((BEN FINK: I THINK THE FACT THAT WE ARE BRINGING DO MANY GROUPS TOGETHER, TAP, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, EVERYBODY TOGETHER TO HELP THESE PEOPLE, BREAK THIS POVERTY CYCLE. I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE REVOLUTIONARY THING.))
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The renovations did not come cheap... More than 23 million dollars, most of it from federal grants... paid for the improvements...
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But Keith and Shannon, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, officials from the city and housing authority say they're confident the investment will pay off.

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The judge in the criminal case against Doctor Cecil Knox suggested today that the government has prejudiced the case by re-indicting Knox twice, adding 200 charges in the process. Judge Sam Wilson has not ruled yet, but his comments from the bench today revealed impatience with the government's approach to the case.
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The judge has yet to decide which of three indictments Dr. Knox and his office staff will have to defend. In the meantime, the 53-year old pain specialist has been undergoing chemotherapy. Neither he nor his attorney responded to a general question inquiring about the doctor's health.
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((TONY ANDERSON/DR. KNOX'S ATTORNEY; I WILL TELL YOU THIS: HE EXPECTS TO BE HERE FOUR ALL THE TRIAL AND BE AROUND A LONG TIME.))
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Knox was charged- -initially- -with distributing narcotics- -including the controversial pain-killer OxyContin- -without a legitimate medical purpose. Then the government added racketeering charges. Trial is set to begin six weeks from today.
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A Blacksburg artist has been chosen to create the memorial that will stand outside the Roanoke Police Department.

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Lawrence Bechtel brought a scale model of his design to city council this afternoon.
The memorial will depict an officer who has been wounded and a second officer kneeling beside him.
Bechtel studied the site, rode along with a Roanoke police officer and interviewed others before creating the design.
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((LAWRENCE BECHTEL: I WAS SURPRISED AT THE COUNSELING THAT WENT ON, NOT JUST THE ARRESTS AND SO FORTH, BUT CONSIDERABLE COUNSELING. AND I LOVED SEEING THAT. AND I WANTED TO CONVEY THAT.)) ((CAPT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE ARE VERY, VERY TOUCHED WITH WHAT HE HAS DONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE ARTIST CAME UP WITH THE WORD MINISTERING. THE ONE OFFICER IS MINISTERING TO THE OTHER, BUT IS ALSO MINISTERING TO THE COMMUNITY. AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS EXTREMELY POWERFUL.))
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Though money for the project was included in previous budgets, today one speaker questioned whether the city should be spending almost 100- thousand dollars on the sculpture during a tight budget year.
But Mayor Ralph Smith said the police department building was designed with the sculpture in mind... and council voted unanimously to approve it.
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Bechtel will begin work on the sculpture early next year, and the city hopes to have it in place during police memorial week in the Spring of 2004.

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Concern about Iraq and lower sales predictions from two big retailers killed a rally on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 92 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 17 and a half.
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One state official hopes the beginning of hunting season will help bring an end to hunger in Virginia.
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is introducing a bill to benefit a group that provides donated venison to needy families.
It would allow hunters to make a two dollar donation to Hunters for the Hungry when purchasing their hunting licenses.
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Virginia hunters have donated over 1.4 million pounds of venison since the program was started.
Yet each year Hunters for the Hungry turns away thousands of donated deer due to a shortage of funds to process the meat.
Kaine says each two dollar donation could help feed thirteen people.
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[Food-Bank]


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Kroger is also helping the hungry by helping a local Food Bank.
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The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank welcomed one hundred thousand pounds of produce from the grocery giant this morning. The donation included a full truckload of potatoes and a variety of mixed fruits and veggies. The Food Bank will now distribute the produce throughout the holiday season. This is the fourth year that Kroger's given such a gift. Last year, the Food Bank distributed close to 10-million pounds of food to almost six hundred thousand people.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - an update on Bath County's injured star Jacob Phillips, plus Al Groh on his bowl eligible Cavs.
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And the AVON man is calling and coming - to Lane Stadium on Wednesday night. That's the subject of tonight's Tech 2002 report.
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In tonight's Tech 2002 Report we are focusing in on West Virginia - Tech's midweek opponent. And you can bet that the Mountaineers will be doing their best to sell some "AVON" in Blacksburg this Wednesday night.

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In a couple of other Tech-WVU notes there are serious rumblings around the Big East that the winner of this game Wednesday night will likely be headed to Charlotte for the Continental Tire Bowl. Nothing is definite on this - so stay tuned.
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And if there is any doubt about how serious the Hokies are taking this game consider that Frank Beamer announced today that Lee Suggs will return kickoffs on Wednesday night.
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Also, if you have tickets for the Tech-UVa game on November 30th - we can at least tell you it is a day game. This Friday - ABC sports will announce if it wants it. If so, it will air at 1pm. If ABC passes, ESPN will air the game at 3:30.

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UVa closes out its' ACC schedule this Saturday at Scot Stadium against 18th ranked Maryland at 5:30. The Wahoos beat N.C. State 14-9 Saturday.
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In other UVa notes, tailback Marquis Weeks is the ACC back of the week. He rushed for a a career high 129 yards on 19 carries in the upset win over the Wolfpack.
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Virginia cornerback Jamaine Winborne is the conference defensive back of the week. He had six tackles, two pass break ups and recovered a fumble.

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The number one team all season long in Friday Football Extra's Super 7 poll likely will have to play this Friday night's regional championship game without its top player - Jacob Phillips.
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The junior quarterback, who is a two time player of the week, broke a finger in the third quarter of last Friday night's game but stayed in the game. Then late in the fourth quarter he collided with a teammate, cracked a rib and suffered a partially collapsed lung. 40 percent of the lung had collapsed by the time he reached the UVa medical center. Earlier today News 7 Sports spoke to Jacob and his father. He is still in the hospital, and while doctors hope to remove the tube from his lung before tomorrow, they want him to have an MRI exam in the chest area to make sure there is no further damage. He hopes to be back home by tomorrow night. Obviously, he is doubtful for Friday night's game against Narrows.
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Tony Stewart has been racing Winston Cup care for four seasons. In that time, he has racked up 15 wins, three probations and $85 thousand dollars in fines. He also is now the sport's first Winston Cup Champion to ever earn the honor while on probation. He will likely be laughing all the way to bank with a haul of more than $4 million this season.