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Coming up on News 7
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A wintry night out there- causes numerous accidents. How are the roads? And how much more snow will we see? Two live reports coming up.
Plus long lines may be the least of the problems at the DMV.
And on a wintry night a fitting story about some crazy penguins.
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[Talent=jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Several inches of snow brings traffic headaches and plenty of accidents.
Especially in Lynchburg, where multi-car pileups closed some major streets and the Lynchburg Expressway.
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[Central-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Central and southwest Virginia's first snowstorm of 2003 is leaving its mark all across our viewing area tonight..
as the snow and cars continue to pile up.
[LYNCHBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is outside our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve bring us up to date on what it's been like there.
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It has been a chaotic night here in central Virginia, for both motorists, tow truck drivers and local law enforcement.
It seemed as though as soon the snow started falling, the number of accidents started rising.
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(( As night began to fall on central Virginia, so did the snow.
Heavy flurries quickly blanketed the roads in the Bedford County area.. by dinner time Main Street Bedford was almost like a ghost town.
Down the road in Lynchburg, it didn't take long for people to realize that while the snow wasn't deep, it WAS treacherous.
[SOT 8:46:11]

((OFFICER NORM CLAYTOR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: Reporter: Not a whole lot of snow but enough to cause problems. CLAYTOR: YES, SIR. IT'S GOTTEN DOWN TO WHERE THE ROADS ARE REAL SLIPPERY AND LIKE I SAID IT'S HARD TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLES, AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT, PLEASE STAY AT HOME, THAT'S THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE RIGHT NOW AND DON'T BE ON THE ROADS.))
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Unfortunately, not enough people were heeding that advice.
Reports of multi-vehicle accidents involving six, eight.. even fifteen cars began pouring in as motorists found themselves unable to cope with the slippery roadways.
The slick conditions didn't play favorites.. everyone was sliding, crashing and getting stuck.
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The Route 29 Expressway was shut down in both directions when a tractor trailer jack-knifed in the northbound lanes.. and crews were forced to shut down southbound traffic in order to get tow trucks and emergency vehicles to the scene.
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((OFFICER NORM CLAYTOR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: Reporter: Are you surprised by the number of people out on the road? YES SIR I AM. THE NEWS HAS BEEN CALLING FOR A LOT OF SNOW, AND THERE'S STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF ACCIDENTS, LOT OF DISABLED VEHICLES, REAL SLIPPERY.))
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Several area roads have been closed to traffic because of the wrecks or the road conditions.. Hill Street, Mayflower Drive, Hurdle Hill Road just to name a few..
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(Steve ad lib toss to Richard)

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Well Steve, police here in Western Virginia have also seen a significant number of accidents.
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State Police say roads in Southern Montgomery County, the Alleghany Highlands and Henry County are the worst. Meanwhile, the Salem division of VDOT is advising the use of chains or snow tires for safe travel, because most roads are covered with snow or slush.
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(( Along the Interstate 81 corridor, the storm hit our area around 5 o'clock this evening. In just a little more than a half hour, it had already left a blanket of snow. While it may look like a winter wonderland, the weather meant headaches for State Police.
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((SGT. ROBERT ROSS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; BASICALLY WE'VE BEEN SWAMPED HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY FROM THE 107 MILE MARKER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ON UP TO THE FRINGES OF BOTETOURT, AND OUR CALLS STARTED COMING IN AROUND 6 O'CLOCK, AND CONTINUED TO BUILD.))
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And the calls kept coming into the evening. As VDOT continued to battle the snow with chemicals and plows, traffic continued to flow easily, but slowly. Still many people lost control of their vehicles on slick roads, and ended up in ditches and medians.
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((SGT. ROBERT ROSS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; WE'VE HAD VERY FEW ACCIDENTS WITH INJURIES, MOST OF THEM ARE MINOR WHERE FOLKS HAVE LOST CONTROL AND HIT EMBANKMENTS AND GUARDRAILS.))
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[TAKE VDOT ROAD PAGE] And for the latest road conditions, you can call V-Dot's Road information hotline at 1-8 hundred - 3-6-7-ROAD.
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VDOT officials say they will primarily stick to plowing the main highways tonight, and most smaller roads may not be plowed until tomorrow.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Richard (PATIO) / Robin WX CENTER;]

Of course, all that hinges on how much more snow we might see, and our own Robin Reed has some answers.

[Route-220]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Motorists on Route 220 are faring THIS storm better than the last one.
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The snow started falling on 220 just as many people started their commute home.
But V-DOT and public safety officials worked together to prevent a repeat of what happened during the LAST snowstorm.
[SUPER=04-December 4;]


Hundreds of motorists were stranded in Roanoke County for hours without a plow or emergency vehicles in sight.
Roanoke County Police are now coordinating with Franklin County, state police and V-DOT so they ALL can respond when problems arise.
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((CAPT. WAYNE HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WE DO NOW HAVE THE ABILITY AFTER MEETING WITH VDOT TO WHERE WE CAN COMMUNICATE ACTUALLY WITH THE INDIVIDUALS OUT IN THE TRUCKS AS OPPOSED TO HAVING TO TRACK THEM DOWN. ))
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V-DOT spread a salt solution from Roanoke to Boones Mill and had trucks in place along 220 before the snow started falling.
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[Danville-Snow]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Snow began in Southside around 6:30.
Within an hour a little under an inch had fallen.
That prompted the city to send out its fleet of 20 trucks just after seven.
Danville Public Works officials say tonight crews will only concentrate on the major throroughfares like highway 58 and Business 29.
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[D'Ville-Fire]


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Before the snow hit, Danville firefighters were busy battling a blaze at Paul's Automotive on highway 58.
The fire broke out around 2 causing heavy damage.
Because the business processes automotive chemicals, state and local haz-mat crews were called out.
It's believed that any hazerdous materials were kept within the site.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the fire.

[Bush-Malpractice]


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We've heard it happening again and again- doctors walking off the job to protest the high cost of medical malpractice insurance.
Those costs are passed along to patients-many who say health care is just too expensive.
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Now President Bush is proposing a federal cap of 250 thousand dollars on pain and suffering claims added to most malpractice lawsuits.
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((FIRST AND FOREMOST THIS HURTS THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA.))
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Doctors say the suits are sending premiums through the roof, raising the cost of health care and putting them out of business.
But some Americans disagree- including this woman who was paralyzed four years ago.
She lives in California where a cap is already in place.
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((250 THOUSAND DOLLARS IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY TODAY. I'LL HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE RAISING MY BOYS AND TRYING TO BE A GOOD WIFE TO MY HUSBAND.))
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[Vo-Nat 09 PLUS PAD]
In California where a cap exists malpractice premiums for physicians went up about 167 percent- everywhere else on average it went up over 500 percent.
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[Health-Insurance]


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Unionized G-E workers took the picket lines this week over rising health care premiums and they're not the only ones dealing with the issue.
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Small business owner Bart Wilner says his annual health care premiums for 10-employees add up to 40-thousand dollars.

He says during 20-years of operating Entre (entree) Computer Center, premiums have continued to go up while providing less coverage. Carter Garrett, a benefits consultant, offers a number of explanations why.
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((CARTER GARRETT/BENEFITS CONSULTANT; I THINK THE LACK OF EDUCATION TO THE EMPLOYEE ON THE PART OF THE EMPLOYER OF THE CONTENTS OF A CONTRACT AND HOW TO BE A BETTER PURCHASER IS LACKING. WE NEED MORE EDUCATION AS TO WHY THEY'RE GOING UP AND HOW THEY CAN USE TO CUT DOWN COST.))
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Garrett adds that malpractice costs, lack of government payment and the cost of doing business also play a role. He says it's not unusual for a small business like Entre Computers to see a 22-percent hike each year.
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It's been a month since his first trial. Will the former head of the National D-Day Memorial go to court again?

That's still ahead on News 7.
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((Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as testing wraps up at Daytona with the Petty Family back on top. We'll check in with Rick Mast, roll the dice with a new sponsor for a Cup rookie, and Steve Mason talks with JJ and Travis about where Duke and Uva are headed tonight on the Big 7.))

[Marines]


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Another day and another deployment for troops at Camp LeJeune North Carolina.
7-thousand marines have been told to get moving- They've received orders to head overseas.
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[SUPER=03-Grissom AFB, IN;]


Meanwhile troops today left several bases in the states- including servicemen from Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana.
The Pentagon says it may send at least three more aircraft carriers to within striking distance of Iraq.
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[Iraq]


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Arms inspectors in Iraq FOUND something today.. not quite a smoking gun, but one U-S official described it as a smoldering gun.
It is also a potential breach of the U-N resolution that requires Iraq to disarm.
Teri Okita has more on just what was found.
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((IRAQ SAYS THIS LATEST DISCOVERY PROVES NOTHING. U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTORS FOUND ELEVEN EMPTY CHEMICAL WARHEADS LIKE THESE ... IN A GROUP OF NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED BUNKERS OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD. THE U.N. SAYS IRAQ DID NOT LIST THE WARHEADS IN LAST MONTH'S ARMS DECLARATION, BUT IRAQI OFFICIALS INSIST THE OLD ROCKETS ARE USELESS. HUSSAM MOHAMMED AMIN/NATIONAL MONITORING DIRECTORATE: "They are expired. They cannot be used." U.S. OFFICIALS ADMIT THE FINDING MAY NOT BE A SMOKING GUN, BUT PRESIDENT BUSH IS TURNING UP THE HEAT ON SADDAM HUSSEIN ANYWAY. PRESIDENT BUSH: "At some point in time, the United States patience will run out. In the name of peace, if he does not disarm, I will lead a coalitiom of the willing to disarm Saddam Hussein." THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON U.N. INSPECTORS, WHO HAVE NOW STEPPED UP THEIR EFFORTS. ONE TEAM MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO THE HOMES OF TWO IRAQI NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS. THEY SEARCHED BEDROOMS, CLOSETS -- EVEN REFRIGERATORS -- DESPITE THE COLD RECEPTION. THE U.N. ALSO WANTED TO INTERVIEW AT LEAST TWO OTHER SCIENTISTS IN PRIVATE -- BUT THEY REFUSED -- DEMANDING THAT THEY ONLY BE QUESTIONED WITH IRAQI AUTHORITIES PRESENT. AS U.S. FORCES BUILD IN THE PERSIAN GULF, IRAQ'S NEIGHBORS ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO HELP AVOID WAR. TURKEY IS PLANNING A SUMMIT OF SEVERAL ARAB NATIONS NEXT WEEK, SO LEADERS CAN COME UP WITH A PEACE PROPOSAL ... THAT WOULD SOLVE THE CURRENT CONFLICT. SO FAR, THE TURKISH PLAN CALLS FOR BAGHDAD TO GIVE UP ANY BANNED WEAPONS, AND IT PROPOSES THE CREATION OF A NEW, DEMOCRATIC IRAQ WITHIN THE EXISTING BORDERS. BUT MANY SAY THAT WILL BE NO EASY TASK .. WITH SADDAM STILL IN POWER. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Harris]


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Charges have been dropped against an Elliston woman accused of drugging her baby.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./August 27;]


Regina Harris was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance...in connection with her infant son's death.
Toby Robert Harris was six-days-old when he died last May. At the time the medical examiner's office believed it was a drug overdose.
But, the office has now changed the ruling of Toby's death from a HOMICIDE to undetermined.
Because of this, prosecutors say they will not proceed with the case, at least for now.
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[Burrow]


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One month after the mis-trial of former D-Day Memorial President Richard Burrow, and we still don't know whether he'll be tried again.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 16, 2002]

A federal jury in Lynchburg ended up deadlocked, seven to five in favor of acquittal. That night, the U-S Attorney said he'd need a couple of weeks to decide whether to pursue the fraud charges against Burrow. Now, one month later John Brownlee is still not saying. His First Assistant says no decision has been made, yet.
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Closings, long lines and layoffs may be just the tip of the iceberg at the D-M-V.
That's next on News 7.
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And what are these penguins up to? That's a question even zookeepers are trying to figure out.
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[Commercial]

[DMV]


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A new audit of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that long lines are not the agency's only problem.
Meghan Muldoon has more from the state capitol.
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(( First, there were the closings and the layoffs.
Then came the long lines.
Now the state auditor says D-M-V is poorly managed, has cash-flow problems and is in need of more stringent fiscal controls.
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((SENATOR ROSCOE REYNOLDS: THERE ARE SOME INHERENT PROBLEMS IN D-M-V THAT ARE COMING TO LIGHT.)) [RUNS:04]
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In light of those problems, the governor has asked Secretary of Transportation Whitt Clement to clean up the agency.

And Warner will start requiring D-M-V officials to submit weekly reports detailing what corrective actions they are taking.
It is just one of the D-M-V issues the governor is dealing with.
For the fourth day in a row, House Republicans have taken to the floor to criticize the governor's D-M-V cuts and the long lines they created.
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Warner says finding a way to fund public education and mental health services would be a better use of the legislature's time.
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Republicans are making D-M-V closings a political issue.
Yet, even Democrats are having a difficult time defending Warner's cuts.
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((SENATOR ROSCOE REYNOLDS: THERE'S NO WAY TO CLOSE A D-M-V OFFICE WITHOUT A LARGE AMOUNT OF SCREAMING BY THOSE AFFECTED BY IT.)) [RUNS:07]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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That was Meghan Muldoon reporting.
House Republicans say restoring D-M-V services is one of their priorities this session.

[Crazy-Penquins]


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Some penguins in San Francisco have developed a work out regimen that baffles their zookeepers.
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[VO-NAT 17:58:22 20 + pad]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

All 52 of these birds swim laps together each day.. sometimes ALL day. Zookeepers say it started a few months ago when six penguins from a Sea World joined the flock. An aquatic specialist says penguins are designed to swim and she'd be more alarmed if the new birds had taught the others to do something out of character like jump through a hoop.
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[S-Extra]


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Props for JJ and Roy Stanley - plus words from Rick Mast and Kyle Petty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Harrah's Entertainment - the Casino folks will sponsor Larry Foyt in a run for Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honrs this year. Foyt will drive the number 14 Dodge Intrepid owned by his father A.J. Foyt with engines from Evernham Motorsports
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Preseason testing wrapped up at Daytona today and for a change the Petty Clan had something to cheer about as it left the beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Kyle's granddad Lee won the first 500 in 1959, and King Richard won 7 of the Great American Races. Kyle won an ARCA race here, but that about it. Today he turned in the third fastest time of the entire month with a lap this morning at 183 point 733 miles an hour.

Kyle says winning the 500 is important - but not necessary.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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NASCAR also announced today that John Travolta will serve as the grand Marshall for the Daytona 500. Also, NASCAR says that Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman are going together to start a Winston Cup team that will start competing in 2004. The former Cowboys have been consulting with of all folks - Joe Gibbs.



[S-Mast]


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One man who will not be driving in Daytona is our good friend Rick Mast. The Rockbridge Baths native missed the second half of last year suffering from chronic fatigue and weight loss. In conjunction with NASCAR, Mast hopes to release a statement in the coming weeks detailing his condition, which was finally diagnosed in late November of last year in Colorado Springs. We talked to him yesterday. He looks great and feel a lot better.
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[S-Redick]


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J.J. Redick torched UVa for 34 points last night. Steve Mason witnessed the game in Durham, and he has more on JJ, and the direction in which both teams are headed this weekend.
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[S-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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My good buddy Roy Stanley would be humbled and down right stunned by the number of honors and tributes he has received since his passing last April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

Yesterday - the men who wear suits in Richmond took their turn. In the General Assembly, Senate Joint Resolution number 297 was introduced. Legislation honoring the late WDBJ-7 sportscaster passed without opposition.
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