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Radford has the opportunity to develop unused property and create new jobs.
We'll tell you why the city may pass.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a local artist gets his day in the Sun at a Utah film festival.
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Tonight on News 7 sports Franklin County is all set to host the Member One classic tomorrow in the Mount with number one Oak Hill.
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and Lee Suggs was back in town this week talking politics and talking about taking over in Cleveland next season.
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After a chilly start to the weekend, look for clouds and rain showers to take over. More on the forecast straight ahead. [Open]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Tidewater company wants a private school for troubled kids on this property.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

But Radford city officials question the wisdom of letting it go.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Radford-School]


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The company wants to buy the old New River Industries Plant in Radford and turn it into a private school.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


But, city leaders aren't so sure they want to lose this industrial site.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at the situation. Rachel?
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Keith and Shannon, The company's called "Concept One" and they want to create a private school for 15 to 17 year olds having trouble staying caught up in their classes.
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The company wants to turn the old New River Industries Plant on East Main Street into a dormitory and school.
The problem is, city council members say they may not want to give-up a prime industrial site and turn it into multi-family residential.
They also denied a similar request last year on property right next to this site.
City leaders also say they still have a lot of unanswered questions about the school.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Starnes/Radford Mayor;]

((THOMAS STARNES: SOME ASSURANCE THAT THOSE STUDENTS ARE NOT TROUBLE STUDENTS AS FAR AS LEGAL PROBLEMS WITH THE LAW AND SO ON AND HOW DO YOU MANAGE THE FACILITY.))
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Concept one says the school would house between 90 and 120 students on the 9-acre property and would create nearly 70 new jobs in Radford.
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The city council says it won't make a final decision until the Planning Commission makes a final recommendation.
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Keith and Shannon, the planning commission meets next week, and members say they plan on taking a vote.

[NS-Union]


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Norfolk Southern and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen were in federal court today. The railroad and the union spent more than two hours discussing the closing of the Roanoke Signal Shop and a possible strike, but no ruling was made. Both sides agreed not to take any action before a hearing on preliminary injunction is held in less than two weeks.
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Eighteen positions were eliminated when N-S closed the signal shop last Friday. Employees will be allowed to transfer to other locations, but less-senior workers could be furloughed in turn.
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[03-47 TC-1:23:27] Union leaders hope to present their case in court before laid- off workers are transferred. Once that happens leaders fear it will be too late to reverse the closing.
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A hearing on the injunction is set for January 28th.

[Hudson]


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The Virginia Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence of an admitted killer from Halifax County.
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James Bryant Hudson pled guilty to killing three of his neighbors in the summer of 2002. Walter Stanley Cole, his brother Thomas and wife Patsy all died from gunshot wounds.
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At the time of the arrest, Hudson had a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun and a pistol in his truck. Prosecutors believe the murders stemmed from a long dispute over a private access road that James Hudson and the Cole family shared.
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[Honts]


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A local judge is in the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm on Wednesday.
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Circuit Judge George Honts is listed in "good" condition at the U-V-A Medical Center. Honts serves in the 25th Judicial Circuit which includes Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Substitute judges will handle his caseload until he can return.


[Bell]


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The President of Hollins University is at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia.
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Nora Kizer Bell has been at Hollins a year and a half. She had a rare form of bone cancer some years ago, but that was reportedly in remission by the time she arrived at Hollins. An e-mail message to University students and staff says, "she is currently being treated with antibiotics and will be off campus for the next few weeks."
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[Mahaffy]


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A assistant professor from Hollins is out west. His work is being featured at The Sundance Film Festival. [VO NAT :10]
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Jake Mahaffy's black and white movie "WAR" had its first screening
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at the Utah festival this morning. Afterwards, we caught up with Mahaffy by phone.
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((VOICE OF JAKE MAHAFFY/FILM MAKER: YEAH WELL YOU KNOW IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN THE MOVIE. I WORKED ON IT FOR FOR YEARS BUT I'D NEVER SEEN IT PROJECTED IN FILM BEFORE. ALOT OF THINGS HAD TO BE FIXED BUT IT WAS FINE. IT'S LOOKS LIKE, IT LOOKS GOOD FOR THE MOST PART.)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=looks good for the most part.]
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"WAR" is an 84-minute long film about the struggles of those affected by the demise of America's small farms. Mahaffy was unsure whether he'd be able to attend Sundance because of the costs of preparing the movie for screening but he managed to raise the necessary 60-thousand dollars. WAR will be screened six times at Sundance. Next week Mahaffy will head to the Rotterdam Film Festival.
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Bedford County candidates don't want to wait. Still ahead, the latest on those overturned elections.
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And a trucker has a rough day at the office when his rig breaks in two.
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[MINI-OPEN]
Three of the four candidates involved in Bedford County's contested elections say they're ready to serve now.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

They'd like to be appointed until a new election is held.
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Incumbent supervisor Tony Ware and school board candidate Carolyn Dixon lost by slim margins in November.
A three-judge panel Wednesday ruled that the District Five races were invalid because 56 people voted in the wrong precinct.
A new election will be held in November.. both boards have 45 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancies until then.
Ware, Dixon and school board member Betty Earle all say they'll seek that appointment.
Supervisor candidate Steve Arrington says he's still considering his options.
Both boards are expected to begin the application process when they meet next week.
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[Clark]


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Presidential hopeful General Wesley Clark calls next month's Virginia primary a "must win" if he's going to secure the Democratic nomination.
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Clark has been busy expanding his network of supporters in Virginia, including the new opening of a campaign headquarters in Lynchburg.
He already has the support of former state senator Elliot Schewel and former Congressman L.F. Payne.
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((L.F. PAYNE/FORMER CONGRESSMAN: AND WHAT WE KNOW IS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EXTRA IN THEIR PRESIDENT THESE DAYS. AND THAT IS EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW THAT THEIR PRESIDENT IS SOMEONE WHO WILL ENSURE THAT THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES FEEL SAFE.))
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Payne says Clark is the only Democrat who can compete with Bush on issues of national security and foreign policy.

He expects Clark to campaign in Virginia in the week before the February 10th primary.
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[Leftwich]


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Randy Leftwich was the first candidate out of the gate in the Roanoke City council campaign. And the Democrat hopes that rising frustration with the current leadership will help him win the party's nomination.
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Leftwich is a Roanoke native who has worked as an engineer at Fox 21/27 for the last eight years.
He says he won't be surprised if newcomers carry the Democratic primary.
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((A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE COMMENTS THEY MAKE TO CITY COUNCIL HAVE FALLEN ON DEAF EARS. AND I AM GOING TO BE AS OPEN AS I CAN AND AS FAIR AS I CAN WITH EVERYBODY AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN DRAW SOME SUPPORT WITH US.))
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[OUT Q=some support with us.]
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Roanoke Democrats will choose their slate of council candidates during a firehouse primary February 7th at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall.


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Vinton Mayor Don Davis says he is ready for some free time.
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He will not be running for re-election this year. Davis has been involved with Vinton town government for the past 15 years, and has served as mayor the last four. He says he has enjoyed serving the town but is ready to spend some time traveling with his family.
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Elections will be held May 4th. So far, Town Councilman Brad Grose is the only announced candidate for mayor.

[Instaloan]


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Christiansburg Police are warning about a new scam popping up in local newspapers.
Investigators say someone is using an ad for a legitimate company, called Instaloan, but is changing the phone number.
The ads are for a 5-thousand dollar loan regardless of your credit, but you have to wire 600-dollars to an address in Canada.
Christiansburg Police say don't send any money. Instaloan is a legitimate company, but doesn't do business in the U-S.


[Stocks]


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Blue chips edged upward, and tech stocks charged forward. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow rose nearly 47 points. Nasdaq surged 31.
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[Acne]


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Whether you're a teenager going through puberty -- or suffering from adult acne --there's a new treatment option to get rid of pimples.
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It involves using light therapy. Similar to a tanning bed, patients put their face under a blue light for 20 minute sessions. The blue light works by killing the bacteria underneath the skin that cause the acne.
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((IN THE PATIENTS THAT WE'VE TREATED MOST OF THE BREAK-OUTS HAVE BEEN TREATED AFTER 8 TREATMENTS. THEY WILL HAVE AN OCCASIONAL OUTBREAK HERE AND THERE BUT THE ACNE IS MUCH MORE MANAGEABLE ))
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Dr. Silberblatt says this treatment option is safe, painless, and has no side effects.
He has many teenage patients giving it a try.
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((I THINK IT'S WORKING REALLY WELL AND ACTUALLY MY FRIENDS ARE NOTICING TOO AND THEY'RE SKIN IS LOOKING A LOT BETTER THAN IT DID ))
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The cost for 8 sessions is about 7-hundred dollars. Monthly maintenance visits are also need after the initial series of treatments. They cost about 75-dollars.
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Traffic in Salem was blocked for hours after a tractor trailer literally split in two.
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The incident happened around 1:45 this afternoon. As the driver of the rig was turning onto West Main Street, the trailer buckled. The truck was carrying about 40-thousand pounds of diesel engines, bound for the Volvo truck plant in Dublin. Investigators say the rig crumpled because an adjustable axle was set too far back, putting more weight on the trailer than it could support.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; THE AXLE SPACING THAT WAS SET UP HERE IS NOT A VIOLATION UNTIL THE TRACTOR TRAILER PULLS OUT ONTO THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM, SO THERE WON'T BE ANY CHARGES PLACED, IT WILL JUST BE HANDLED AS AN INCIDENT.))
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The ten diesel engines were recovered without damage.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 Lee Suggs talks about carrying the mail for the Browns and delivering for a local political candidate.
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And the Member One classic has had its share of big time performances over the years, tomorrow the tournament moves to Rocky Mount.
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We begin tonight with an update on Roanoke native Lee Suggs. The former Tech and Fleming great turned the NFL upside down on the final week of the regular season as he rushed for 186 yards and two TDs. After starting the year with shoulder surgery - he finished it on top of Browns' depth chart - and that's where he plans to be next year.
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Suggs was in town this week to visit with his family and lend his support to the Roanoke City Council candidacy of Sherman Lea. The former school board member is seeking a spot on Council with youth sports initiatives as one of his main platforms.
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[S-Classic]


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The Crestar Classic is back for another run in the Valley on Saturday. But it has a new name and a new location. Travis Wells has more on the one day high school hoops extravaganza.
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((In its 15 year existence the Crestar Classic made stops at both the Salem Civic Center and the Roanoke Civic Center. But this year, the 8 team event moves to Rocky Mount and Franklin County High School under the banner of Member One and Time Technologies.
Woody: Travis: Doug: Ty:
Oak Hill has sent 18 players to the NBA, including event alums Jerry Stackhouse and Jeff McInnis. Saturday's action tips at 3 as Roanoke Catholic and Blacksburg get things started. That one is followed up by William Fleming and Cave Spring. Patrick Henry and Magna Vista get the night session rolling at 6:30, setting the table for Oak Hill and the homestanding Eagles. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))



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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12991] And don't forget about the ACC action on WDBJ-7 tomorrow. Carolina hooks up with top ranked U-Conn is a 3:30 tip-off at the Dean Dome.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12993] Then tomorrow night at 8 - Maryland takes on Ga. Tech in an ACC primetime game here on Your Hometown Station.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12996] And Sunday afternoon at 3 - the AFC championship game is here on WDBJ-7 as the Colts take on the Patriots.
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[Mars-Lander]


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Now that NASA'S "Spirit" rover is on Martian soil, it's ready for some close-ups.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

And you can get a look at those pictures on the big screen.
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[SUPER=04-NASA Pictures;]


The Radford University Planetarium is now showing images like this, direct from NASA.
The pictures are being displayed before and after a screening of "Mars Quest," the movie narrated by Patrick Stewart.
[SUPER=04-NASA Animation;]


Yesterday, the rover successfully rolled off its lander, making direct contact with the Martian surface nearly two weeks after landing.
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[PLANETARIUM INFORMATION FS]
You can see the images for free at the Radford Planetarium on Tuesdays and Thursday at 7:30 in the evening and on Saturdays at 11:00 in the morning.
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