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Coming up on News 7-
It's labor day and the work is beginning for politicians. They kick off the campaign season in this region.
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Plus got money? You'll need more to buy milk soon. Why prices are going up.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - an update on Matt Schaub's condition. UVa rises in the polls - The Avs get ready for do or die,
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and Virginia Tech's Bryan Randal is rewarded for having the game of his life - as he is named the Big East's offensive player of the week today.
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The sun and clouds will play peek a boo for the next few days and showers will be possible each afternoon through Thursday. The complete forecast and the latest on a very powerful hurricane in the Atlantic.
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News 7 is next.
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Once again the political spotlight shines on Buena Vista.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith and Shannon have the night off.

[Labor-Day]


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Every Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of the fall campaign season.
And the politicking begins right here in southwest Virginia.
Meghan Muldoon was in Buena Vista today for its annual tradition, the Labor Day Parade.
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The politicians were there
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and even some famous television stars
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But this year, the politicians at this Labor Day event didn't have as many people to shake hands with.
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Yet all 140 seats in the General Assembly will be on the ballot this fall.
Despite the large number of campaigns, very few can be called races.
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In addition to the small number of contested races, few believe that November's elections will make a big difference in the make up of the state legislature. The House of Delegates and Senate both hold comfortable Republican majorities.
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Even Democrats are having a hard time getting fired up about their chances.
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But even without the large crowds, there was still a lot of people marching, waving, eating and generally horsing around. for some it seemed like a good time to wash up and for others a good time to come clean.
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REPORTER: IT ISN'T CLEAR HOW THE BUENA VISTA LABOR DAY PARADE BECAME THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT IN THE STATE BUT ONCE AGAIN, THIS SMALL TOWN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO BE. MEGHAN MULDOON, NEWS 7, BUENA VISTA))

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Senator George Allen says China is to blame for the loss of hundreds of jobs in Virginia.
And he is calling for a U-S crackdown against Chinese trade policies.
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Allen is trying to get additional federal aid for the former Pillowtex workers who lost their jobs.
And he says he wants to change the way China does business with the U-S.
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((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN:WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS AGAINST THE RULES, ILLEGAL AND VIOLATING TRADE POLICIES. ONE IS TO PRESERVE JOBS TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A LIMIT ON THEIR TEXTILES THAT THEY'RE SENDING INTO THIS COUNTRY, ANOTHER ONE WHERE THEY'RE VIOLATING RULES OF DUMPING HAS TO DO WITH WOODEN BEDROOM FURNITURE.))
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Allen says the Buy American Act, which requires the U-S military to buy domestically produced products, should also help preserve Virginia jobs.
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Police in Danville are looking for a robber who used a stun gun on a woman.
Officers say the woman was robbed outside the Rockola Cafe about 9:30 this morning.
The male suspect used the stun gun on the woman's hand, causing her to drop her purse and the restaurant's bank deposit.
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The suspect's a man in his early 20's, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds.
He was wearing a black hood or hat, a white bandana over his face, black shirt and pants and black sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville police.
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Investigators are now trying to figure out who may have helped paroled child molester Tony Leyva leave the country.
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Leyva was captured yesterday in Haiti, more than a month after he disappeared from his room at the Jefferson Motor Lodge in downtown Roanoke.
U-S Marshals quickly learned he'd left the country.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; THE U-S MARSHALS LOCATED TONY LEYVA IN HAITI WITHIN 7 DAYS OF HIS LEAVING THIS AREA. WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING SINCE THEN IS TRACKING AND PINPOINTING HIS LOCATION.))
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U-S attorney John Brownlee describes Leyva's flight as an organized action and investigators are now trying to figure out who may have helped him.
The government is now in the process of bringing Leyva back to the United States where officials say he'll likely go back to prison to serve the remaining 9 years of his federal sentence.
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School safety will be on the agenda as members of Roanoke City Council sit down with members of the School Board.
Officials plan a wide-ranging discussion in their meeting tomorrow morning. Topics include legislative proposals, middle school and high school sports programs, and technical education.
But the proposed agenda also includes a discussion of school safety, and an update on the school discipline task force that recently sat down for its first meeting.

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A year after budget issues closed a popular recreation facility in Roanoke, the city is making progress toward re-opening it.
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The city suspended all open climbing sessions and group rentals at the Rocwood Indoor Adventure Center in July of last year.
But in the months since, the Department of Parks and Recreation has found a company interested in operating and maintaining the facility.
The Department has finalized competitive negotiations with The Climbing Performance Institute of Fayetteville North Carolina.
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The Rocwood climbing wall is located in the Parks and Recreation building on Reserve Avenue.
The city is planning a public hearing on the proposed contract September 15th.

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There are only 2 schools for deaf and blind children in Virginia, but that could change.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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Plus the price of milk is moving higher in Virginia.
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A wreck in Botetourt County turned out not to be as serious as it appeared.
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State police say a two- vehicle accident on Route eleven in Troutville this afternoon could've been much worse. They say a teenage driver took his eyes off the road and rear-ended a car from Maryland-- crushing the back seat with the front of his pickup. The woman behind the wheel of the car was taken to the hospital but was not seriously injured. The teenager-- who's from Botetourt County had only been driving for two days and also escaped serious injury.
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The future of Virginia's two schools for deaf and blind children is up for debate.
A task force studying how to consolidate services has selected three options.
One option is closing one school and consolidating programs at the other.
Others are closing both schools and building a new one or keeping both open, but with revised programs.
The schools are in Staunton and Hampton.

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A gallon of milk could cost 40 cents more in Virginia by Christmas.
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Milk prices jumped in August.
Experts say prices are likely to increase twice as fast this month and may not fall again at least until the holiday season ends.
The price increases are coming after milk producers had record-low income last year.
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The major stock markets were closed for the Labor Day Holiday.
They'll kick off September trading tomorrow.

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Labor Day may have been a little stormy, but what does the work-week hold?
Robin's forecast is still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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Plus a courageous Virginia Tech basketball player will be in the national spotlight tomorrow morning.
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A Confederate flag has been returned to its Fredericksburg home after 141 years.
Yesterday, a Michigan man returned the flag his great-grandfather seized at the Battle Fredericksburg.
The flag will be displayed at the Fredericksburg Area Museum until the National Park Service's Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is renovated.

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Rayna DuBose is back at Virginia Tech, and tomorrow morning a national audience will hear her inspiring story.
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DuBose is the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball player who was hospitalized with Meningitis in April of 2002. She spent three months in the hospital, and lost parts of all four limbs to the infection.
This summer, she assisted with a women's basketball camp this summer and she is attending classes in Blacksburg this Fall. Dubose will also serve as a student assistant coach with the Hokies this season.
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In April, the U. S. Basketball Writers Association presented its "Most Courageous" Award to Dubose. And tomorrow morning, she'll be featured on the CBS Early Show. The segment is scheduled to air around 7:30.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports Bryan Randall is the Big East player of the week. That and morein tonight's Tech 2003 report. Plus, the Cavaliers climb in the new football poll,
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and we'll have the latest on injured UVa quarterback Matt Schaub, who is definitely out for this week's game at South Carolina.
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Tonight's Tech 2003 Report centers on Big East awards, a big baby girl, some not so big injuries and a big day for the Hokies' next opponent.
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(( Bryan Randall played the game of his career against Central Florida and the folks in the Big East office noticed. Randall is the conference's Offensive player of the week. He completed 79 percent of his passes against the Golden Knights going 22 for 28 with 278 yards and three touchdowns. He did not fumble, did not throw an interception and he wasn't sacked. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Randall and the offense made coordinator Bryan Stinespring's life easy- and boy did he need a break. His wife Shelley gave birth to their fourth child at 3am on Sunday morning - just 12 hours before kickoff. ((BRYAN STINESPRING:)) With Tech's 532 yards outburst that produced a school record 36 first downs and was triggered by a pass happy attack - Stinespring says fans may want him to follow that sleep pattern every week when calling the plays. ((BRYAN STINESPRING:)) On a more serious note, wide receiver Chris Shreve, from Grayson County suffered mild concussion against UCF, but he is better and will be held out of contact drills until Wednesday. Kevin Jones, who had 83 yards rushing, two touchdowns and xrays, just has a badly bruised shin. Both will likely play on Saturday when JMU rolls into town. Mickey Matthews Dukes spanked Liberty in their opener. They will get $150 thousand bucks for playing the Hokies. The Hokies hope to get win number two out of the deal.)) ((ERNEST WILFORD:))

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The Hokies did not move at all in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll that was released this afternoon. Tech is still at number nine. UVa, however, made a big jump moving up three spots to the number 15 position. Maryland fell completely out of the top 25 after losing to Northern Illinois.

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The Cavs move up even though Matt Schaub is out at least for this week as the team's quarterback. UVa's Heisman hopeful did not talk with the media after injuring his throwing shoulder Saturday night, and he did not comment again today. He has had an MRI exam, but UVa has not released the results.
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Groh never likes to talk much about injuries, but he does see some encouraging signs in Schaub's condition.
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Groh did say that they do expect him toplay again this season. Two UVa players picked up ACC honors this afternoon. Elton Brown was named Offensive lineman of the week, and Brenna Schmidt was named defensive lienman of the week. Schmidt had two sacks against Duke.

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The Salem Avalanche plays its final regular season game of the year tonight against the Lynchburg Hillcats - and it might also be the team's final game of the season - period. Salem needs to beat the Hillcats and hope that Kinston loses to Myrtle Beach tonight to force a playoff game for the Southern division's second half championship. Tonight's game gets underway at 7:05 at Salem Memorial.

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And what would Labor Day be without a little baseball from the Big League basepaths.
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The Braves were in New York today taking on the Mets knowing that their magic number to clinch their 12th straight divisional title was just 13 games. But the Mets have been playing some of the best baseball in the land in recent weeks and they beat the Braves this afternoon 3-to-2. The Braves had feared they had lost Gary Sheffield when his
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cleat caught in the turf and twisted his knee, but he finally got to his feet and stayed in the game.
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[Almanac]


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August was another extra wet month for the region. Also Mars put on a good show as well. September may still be a cool month for sky watching as temperatures drop a bit. Here is meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with our monthly almanac.
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