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Coming up on News 7,
A popular music band gets ready to light the stage in Roanoke.
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And it's better late than never for a local Korean War veteran who finally gets his honors.
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Tonight in sports, plenty of hoops as JJ Redick and Duke roll on against Wake Forest,
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and the Hokies were looking for the right stuff as they went after their 2nd straight Big East win against Miami.

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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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A few folks seeing some sleet this evening, others a very cold rain, as a complex weathermaker moves into the region tonight and stays through mid-day Sunday. The full forecast details in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((SERGEANT DALTON EPITOMIZES A GREAT AMERICAN SOLDIER.))
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A decorated Pittsylvania County veteran receives two prestigious medals more than 50 years after he earned them.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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When Pittsylvania County resident Daniel Dalton returned from the Korean War his family says he returned to work and never talked about his experiences overseas. But today, some 50 years later, the veteran was honored for his bravery and valor. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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Nearly a hundred people gathered in Danville Saturday to witness a presentation that should have happened 50 years ago.
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((DAVE NEWMAN))
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But Saturday Sergeant Daniel Dalton received both the Purple Heart for a wound he suffered and the Silver Star for his bravery during the Korean War. The 73 year old says he was simply doing his job.
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((DANIEL DALTON))
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Dalton earned his Silver Star after leading a group of 20 men to find their comrades who'd been ambushed and killed the day before. When Dalton's group found the enemy it was out numbered two to one - still Dalton gave the men a chance to surrender before a gun fight ensued.
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((DANIEL DALTON))
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Dalton's current battle is against his ailing health. His daughter says she's thrilled her dad was presented his awards before it was too late. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Danville.))

[Dan-Chem]


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Striking DanChem workers say talks between the union and company remain at a standstill.
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Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 have been on strike since New Years Day, but leaders say morale is strong.
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Union leaders say they're concerned about a proposed increase in health- care premiums that would more than double the amount under their old contract. A three year freeze of hourly wages is also a concern, along with a change in daily shifts.
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The union submitted new proposals to the company last week and IS prepared to negotiate, but say they're also willing to stay on the picket line as long as it takes.
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[CVCC-Assault]


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Lynchburg police say a woman who claimed she was assaulted in the parking lot of Central Virginia Community College was lying.
Officials say 25 year old Sarah Beth Owens reported the alleged assault on Tuesday, but an investigation revealed that the incident never happened.
Owens has been charged with filing a false police report.


[Rke-Schools]


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If you've been wondering just how much violence goes on in Roanoke schools, you will soon find out.
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The Roanoke Education Association sent out a school safety survey back in November.
More than two thousand teachers and administrators were asked to fill it out.
The survey questioned among other things whether discipline problems are on the rise and whether the school system supports a teacher's disciplinary actions.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THAT INFORMATION IS ALSO GOING TO BE SHARED WITH THE SAFETY TASK FORCE THAT ARE IN PLACE THROUGHOUT THE CITY BECAUSE WE DO WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO FORMULATE SOME TYPE OF STRATEGIES FOR HOW WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS OUR CONCERNS.))
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The response rate for the survey was 55-percent.
The R-E-A says it will release the results to the public within the next week or so.
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Now that consolidation is moving forward in Henry County, the school board is ready to "tackle" another hot button issue.
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Next fall, the school system will reduce the number of high schools from four to two.
To help ease the transition, a committee proposed a compromise on what to do with school colors and mascots.
It recommended keeping something from one school while bringing something over from the closed one.
The school board however rejected that plan saying it was too costly.
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But now, the board has agreed to re-visit the issue at its next meeting.

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Still to come on the newscast, some students with a history of correct predictions pick who they think will take the Iowa caucus,
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and also, it could end up being treated as a hate crime, as a statue of a confederate leader is vandalized.
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The political season is heating up, and students at Washington and Lee University are getting into the action. The school is holding its quadrennial Mock Convention January 30th and 31st to predict who the Democratic presidential nominee will be.
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[take mock convention fs] After more than a year of research, the students predict that Representative Dick Gephardt will win the IOWA caucuses with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Howard Dean with 24 percent. Senator John Kerry is predicted to receive 21 percent and North Carolina Senator John Edwards will round out the top four with 17 percent.
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The students have already correctly picked the top four finishers of a non-binding primary in Washington D-C earlier this week.

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The memory of one civil rights leader is being used to degrade one civil WAR leader.
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Virginia Capitol Police say a statue of Confederate General Robert-E-Lee has been vandalized. The words, "Happy Birthday, M-L-K" were painted on the statue, which is located on Richmond's Monument Avenue. Police say they received a call about the vandalism early this morning, but so far have NO suspects. Yesterday was Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday recognizing Lee and another Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson. Martin Luther King Junior's birthday is observed Monday. Capitol police say vandalism to the avenue's statues of Confederate heroes is NOT rare.
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[Biz-Review]


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Governor Warner says more than 700 new jobs are coming to Southside, the International Trade Commission says cheap imports from China could be hurting local furniture makers, and Norfolk Southern is in talks with one of its employee unions to prevent a rail shut down. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] Several furniture makers in Galax say China is dumping cheap furniture into the U-S. Now, a recent vote by the International Trade Commission says there is a chance the U-S furniture industry is being hurt by these imports.
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((JOHN BASSETT:WE'VE GOT TO BELIEVE IN OUR ABILITY TO COMPETE. I BELIEVE IN AMERICA AND I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE THAT WORK WITH US IN THESE FACTORIES ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT IN THE WORLD BUT THEY'VE GOT TO BE GIVEN A FAIR PLAYING FIELD TO PLAY ON.))
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The Department of Commerce is expected to release its findings in May. That's when the International Trade Commission could vote to place a duty on China, essentially leveling the playing field for U-S furniture companies. A New River Valley farmer says the Mad Cow scare is actually beefing up his business. Jim Politis says demand for his product has increased three fold in the last few weeks.
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((JIM POLITIS:MAD COW IS PROBABLY A LITTLE OVER PUBLICIZED IN MY ESTIMATIONS BUT IT HASN'T HURT OUR SALES. IT'S BROUGHT IN PEOPLE WHO'VE THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING US AND NOW SAY WE HAVE A REASON TO COME IN HERE.))
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Politis raises about 70 bison a year on his 100 acre ranch. Governor Warner used the State of the Commonwealth speech to announce some economic news for Henry County. Master Brand Cabinets plans to move into the Patriot Center Industrial Park and create 745 jobs over the next seven years. Warner says the deal almost fell through in the final hours.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS NORTH CAROLINA HAD MADE A LAST MINUTE, REALLY UP THEIR OFFER. WE BROUGHT THE MASTERBRAND FOLKS WITH THE HENRY COUNTY FOLKS TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND WE WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REACH A CONCLUSION.))
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To seal the deal, the state ended up giving the company one and a half million dollars in grants, another 750-thousand dollars in tobacco money, and more than a million in private donations. The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen has agreed not to call a strike against Norfolk Southern until the two sides go back to court. The union hopes to present its case in court before laid- off workers are transferred. Once that happens leaders fear it will be too late to reverse the closing. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review.))
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Up ahead on the newscast, Brent will have your full wet forecast in just a few minutes.
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and also, they are one of the biggest acts in America right now, and they are heading to a stage near you tonight.
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A group of women retreated in Roanoke County today to learn from each other's experiences.
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"The Roanoker Magazine" conducted its second women's retreat at Hollins University. About 40 women attended the event which featured a number panelists followed by group discussions.
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((JUDITH CLINE: I THINK THAT WHAT WE FOUND AS A GROUP IS THAT THERE'S SUCH A UNIVERSALITY OF WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES AND THAT IT'S REALLY HELPFUL TO TALK TO OTHER WOMEN AND HEAR OTHER WOMEN'S STORIES TO COMPARE YOUR OWN TO AND TO HELP YOU REALIZE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS TOO.))
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The theme of the event was "A woman's Place" and focused on the choices women make in both the work place and at home.
Financial planner Sara Bohn was on hand to give advice about money, woman to woman.
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((SARA BOHN: I THINK MOST OF ALL IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MAKING A COUPLE MINUTES FOR YOURSELF. SITTING DOWN AND FIGURING OUT SO WHAT PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL GOALS YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF. SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG-TERM. ONCE YOU KIND OF HAVE AN IDEA, GO TALK TO SOMEBODY ABOUT IT.))
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Organizers say the event is held once every year- and- a- half.
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One of the hottest acts in America is playing the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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3 Doors Down is in the middle of a two month long tour. The band played Rupp Arena at the University of Kentucky last night, and after tonight's show will head to Atlantic City, New Jersey. The doors open at the Roanoke Civic Center at 6-thirty tonight. The band "Shine Down" will start the music off at 8 o'clock. 3 Doors Down is expected to take the stage around 9-45. We'll hear from the band and get a taste of the concert tonight on News 7 at 11.
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Coming up, Bryant Matthews has a career day, but was it enough for Tech against Miami, Roanoke College matches up with number one, and
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we'll hear from three of the four quarterbacks involved in tomorrow's conference championship games.
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The Virginia Tech women were on the road at Georgetown this afternoon and Bonnie Henrickson's team went down for the third time in four games losing to the Hoyas 70 to 50.
Seth Greenberg's men's team occupied the Cassell this afternoon, as Tech welcomed Miami to town.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hurricanes vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokies were fresh off their first league win of the season earlier this week at West Virginia.
But the Canes took charge at the outset. Robert Hite finishes off the break with the finger roll and Miami led by 6 in the early going.
Bryant Matthews did more than his share for Tech. First he nails the long range bomb from the top of the key for three.
Then later, the senior throws down the jami-jam in traffic. Matthews tallied 33 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.

Bryan Randall came off the bench to bury this three ball, and Tech made a run down the stretch,
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but it wasn't enough as Miami won it 65 to 59.
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A battle of top five ACC teams took place today in Durham as Duke locked up with its neigbor from Winston-Salem, Wake Forest.
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Just 36 hours after taking apart NC State, the Blue Devils had little trouble with the Demon Deacons.
Roanoke's JJ Redick shot the lights out, scoring 23 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Duke put the cuffs on Wake at the defensive
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end holding Skip Prosser's team to just 35 percent shooting in an 84-72 win.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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North Carolina stepped outside the ACC to duke it out with number one UConn. The Heels led by 14 at the break but watched it evaporate down the stretch.
Rashad McCants had to bail out the Heels with this three as the clock wound down. That was the difference.
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North Carolina took out Connecticut 86 to 83.
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In Salem, Roanoke College hosted the top ranked Division Three team in the country in Hampden-Sydney. The Tigers haven't missed a beat since the departure of Tony Shaver.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Hampden-Sydney vs. Roanoke; :00]


Bryan Randall's brother Brandon was working hard today as well. He rolled home the short jumper in the paint for the Tigers for 2 of his 13 points.
The Maroons then worked the rock to Drew Crowder who buried the deep three from the left wing. He finished with 22 points.
But check out Randall grabbing the loose ball for the steal and going behind the back for some showtime to Jason Holman for the chippie.
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Roanoke got this foul line J from Jason Graffam, but Sydney went on to win it 79 to 69_.
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To football, where the Super Bowl participants will be decided in just a little more than 24 hours. The Colts Peyton Manning is set for the AFC grudge match with New England, although he is 0 and 4 all time in Foxboro, which is sure to be frigid on Sunday.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
And you can catch the AFC championship right here on Your Hometown Station at 3 o'clock.

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Carolina and Philadelphia tangle in the NFC title tilt in the City of Brotherly Love. It's a rematch of the November 30th meeting won by the Eagles 25-16. Philadelphia is a 4 point favorite playing in its third consecutive NFC championship.
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