[7-11Kid-safety]

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Virginia car dealers are working with Governor Mark Warner to promote kids' safety.
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The Kid-Safe Virginia program will offer tips on fire safety, preventing substance abuse and how to handle dangerous online behavior.
School children will get personal safety lessons from teachers or police.
Also, parents can pick up free D-N-A kits from area car dealers.
The kits enable parents to take D-N-A samples from their children to help police in missing child cases.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN FROM A GOVERNMENTAL PERSPECTIVE TO PARTNER WITH OUR SCHOOLS, TO PARTNER WITH OUT PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL SAFE EVERYWHERE THEY GO IN THEIR LIFE.))
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Corporate donations and 300-thousand dollars from the federal government will fund the three-year program.
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[7-11Averett-President]


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Averett University in Danville has a new leader who's taking on school issues in his own way.
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Richard (FAW) Pfau became the school's 23rd president back in July.
He's spent the first few months on the job laying out his goals for the school's future.
He wants to strengthen Averett's reputation and help revitalize the area's economy.
But more importantly, he wants to raise the quality of education and student life on campus.
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((DR. RICHARD PFAU/AVERETT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: I EAT IN THE CAFETERIA FAIRLY OFTEN MUCH OF THE TIME WITH STUDENTS. WE'VE HAD STUDENTS TO OUR HOME. THERE'S JUST SO MANY WAYS TO DO THAT AND AS YOU DO IT YOU GET A FEEL FOR NAMES AND FACES AND BACKGROUNDS AND OFTEN CAN HELP SOLVE A PROBLEM OR ANSWER A QUESTION WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE TO SERVE STUDENTS.))
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Student life is about to get more comfortable.
On Friday, the university announced it received 750-thousand dollars from the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust.
The money will be used to build a new student center.
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[7-11Short-Home]


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The home where a Henry County family was killed three months ago is now up for sale.
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The Short family's Oak Level home is going on the auction block.
That is where Michael and Mary Short were found shot to death in August.
The remains of their daughter Jennifer were found in Rockingham County, North Carolina a month later.
The family plans to auction off the home and all its contents on Saturday December 7th.
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No arrests have been made in the case.

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V-M-I is expected to formally present its new superintendent later today.
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Binford (PEE) Peay is a retired Army general with long-time ties to V-M-I. He's a member of the class of 19-62 ... and the father of two V-M-I grads. General Peay is a former Commander of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, and he headed the U-S Central Command after the Gulf War. He succeeds Josiah Bunting as V-M-I Superintendent.
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[45-11Duke-Energy]


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Contruction on a controversial pipeline is set to begin next year.
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Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Duke Energy's plan to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline called the Patriot Extension.
It will begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
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Out of 379 landowners affected, Duke has secured 54-percent of the necessary rights- of- way.
Duke now has the power to take the remaining land through eminent domain, but a spokesperson says it will only be done as a last resort.
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Parts of the pipeline are scheduled to be up and running by May.

[45-11Greenbrier-Pipeline]


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Another pipeline project has still NOT been approved by federal regulators.
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Last week, four public hearings were held on the proposed Greenbrier Pipeline project. The 275 mile natural gas pipeline would run from West Virginia-- through southwest and southside Virginia-- before ending in North Carolina. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held the meetings to gather input on the government's draft environmental impact study. The commission will continue to take comments on the document through December 16th.
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[45-11Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner is pushing for a constitutional amendment allowing Virginia governors to run for a second consecutive term.
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The current Virginia law does not allow permit this, and according to the Washington Post, Warner is expected to enlist former governors to help the cause. Critics say one four-year term doesn't give governors enough time to see their programs through. A commission on government efficiency chaired by former Governor Doug Wilder has already endorsed the idea.
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[8-AM-VMI]


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V-M-I is expected to formally present its new superintendent later today.
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Binford (PEE) Peay is a retired Army general with long-time ties to V-M-I. He's a member of the class of 19-62 ... and the father of two V-M-I grads. General Peay is a former Commander of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, and he headed the U-S Central Command after the Gulf War. He succeeds Josiah Bunting as V-M-I Superintendent.
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[8-11Duke-Energy]


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Contruction on a controversial pipeline is set to begin next year.
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Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Duke Energy's plan to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline called the Patriot Extension.
It will begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
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Out of 379 landowners affected, Duke has secured 54-percent of the necessary rights- of- way.
Duke now has the power to take the remaining land through eminent domain but a spokesperson says it will only be done as a last resort.
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Parts of the pipeline are scheduled to be up and running by May.

[8-11Averett-President]


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Averett University in Danville has a new leader who is taking on school issues in his own way.
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Richard (FAW) Pfau became the school's 23rd president back in July.
He has spent the first few months on the job laying out his goals for the school's future.
He wants to strengthen Averett's reputation and help revitalize the area's economy.
But more importantly, he wants to raise the quality of education and student life on campus.
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((DR. RICHARD PFAU/AVERETT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: I EAT IN THE CAFETERIA FAIRLY OFTEN MUCH OF THE TIME WITH STUDENTS. WE'VE HAD STUDENTS TO OUR HOME. THERE'S JUST SO MANY WAYS TO DO THAT AND AS YOU DO IT YOU GET A FEEL FOR NAMES AND FACES AND BACKGROUNDS AND OFTEN CAN HELP SOLVE A PROBLEM OR ANSWER A QUESTION WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE TO SERVE STUDENTS.))
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Student life is about to get more comfortable.
On Friday, the university announced it was the recipient of 750-thousand dollars from the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust.
The money will be used to build a new student center.
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[Mornin' Promo]
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One astronomer proves that you don't have to see the stars to study them.
We'll find out how a new book is helping blind people overcome their disability and reach for the stars.
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[Closing Animation] [Marya AT DESK] (------------) Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.