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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Retired General Wesley Clarks stops by for breakfast in Roanoke while on the campaign trail...
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And hot issues get voters fired up for the firehouse primary. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Churchwatch]


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We have one church announcement for you this morning.
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[take Schooltouch FS] Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness in Pulaski will not be holding any services this morning
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[11Richmond-Dems]


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News 7 has learned - Governor Mark Warner will endorse John Kerry for the Democratic presidential nomination later today.
Warner is scheduled to address a meeting of the A-F-L-C-I-O in Richmond at 5 p.m.
The governor's endorsement will add to Kerry's momentum heading into Tuesday's primary.
While Warner had promised to make his choice known before the primary, he delayed announcing his choice until after the candidates appeared in last night's annual party fundraising gala in Richmond.
That's where News 7's Meghan Muldoon was -she has more on the event that gave Virginia voters a chance to meet the democratic contenders.
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For the first time in 16 years, Virginia Democrats have a lot to be excited about.
This year the state is playing a bigger role in deciding who gets a shot at the White House.
John Kerry, John Edwards, Wes Clark and Al Sharpton are making it clear they want to be Virginia's candidate. [standup] Two senators, a general and a reverend came to Richmond to woo Virginia' Democrats
All are hoping to win Tuesday's primary and be one step closer to the White House.
Fresh off victories in Michigan and Washington state, Senator Kerry had some fighting words for President George Bush.
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North Carolina Senator John Edwards says he will do more to keep jobs in America.
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Retired General Wesley Clark says he will make a better Commander-in Chief than the current one.
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Still winless, Reverend Al Sharpton says he expects to do well in Virginia.
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Governor Howard Dean and Congressman Dennis Kucinich have decided to minimize their campaigning in the state, a decision that will likely affect the outcome on Tuesday.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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Before attending the Jefferson- Jackson Day Dinner, Retired General Wesley Clark brought his message to Southwest Virginia.
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The Democratic presidential hopeful started the day by greeting nearly 100 supporters at Tudor's Biscuit World in Roanoke. There he outlined reasons why he's the best Democrat to battle President Bush for the White House. Clark decided against campaigning in Michigan in order to focus on Tuesday's primaries in Virginia and Tennessee. He calls himself a southerner all Virginians can relate to.
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((WESLEY CLARK/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; I'VE LIVED IN VIRGINIA SEVERAL TIMES - IN THE TIDEWATER REGION AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY - HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA AND I JUST LOVE VIRGINIA.
IT'S JUST A GREAT STATE AND I THINK THE VALUES I REPRESENT - THE WAY I GREW UP - WHAT I BELIEVE IN PATRIOTISM, FAITH, FAMILY. THESE ARE VALUES THAT ALL VIRGINIANS AND ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY CAN IDENTIFY WITH.))
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Clark left Roanoke on his way to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford before making a stop in Lynchburg. The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Clark in third place behind Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards.
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The Democratic front-runner is moving even further ahead.
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John Kerry captured two victories Saturday in the Michigan and Washington state caucuses. Kerry claimed double-digit wins in both states, with Howard Dean placing second. Another caucus is being held today in Maine. Tuesday the Commonwealth and Tennessee host their primaries. A Mason-Dixon poll released last night has Kerry leading in Virginia back by 34-percent of the likely voters. Edwards places second at 25-percent.
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[11Primary-Results]


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Closer to home- Roanoke democrats picked their nominees for Roanoke City Council this weekend.
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Nelson Harris beat former mayor David Bowers for the nomination for mayor, 55 percent to 45. Harris will face Republican Alice Hincker in the May election.
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And for City Council, the top three vote-getters advance to the general election with the blessing of the Democratic Party. Sherman Lea edged out incumbent Bev Fitzpatrick for the most votes, and Brian Wishneff gets the final nomination. Incumbent Linda Wyatt is left out of the money.
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Michael Palmer, incumbent Bill Best-pitch, and Randy Left-wich rounded out the 7-person race.
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More than two-thousand voters cast their ballots in the primary.
And as Jennifer Wishon reports, party leaders believe a number of hot issues contributed to the high turnout.
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Democratic nominee hopefuls took their places in front of the Roanoke Civic Center early.
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Voters also turned out early and in full force. 15 minutes after doors opened a line of people snaked around the exhibit hall. For many, it was an effort to beat this. ((NATS OF MONSTER TRUCK)) The Monster Truck show previously scheduled for Saturday night was so popular a daytime show was added after the primary was scheduled- making parking a challenge for afternoon voters. But citizens kept their focus on the issues.
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((JOHN NEAL: I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE A LITTLE BETTER AND STOP PUSHING STUFF DOWN OUR THROATS.))
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Party leaders say it's hot issues like what to do with Victory Stadium, taxes, school safety and administration issues that have increased the number of candidates and voters.
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((JIM BRUBAKER: I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PARTY FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS MANY AND I THINK IT'S AN EXCITING TIME.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES WILL NOW SET THEIR SIGHTS ON MAY 4TH. THAT'S WHEN THEIR NAMES WILL BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT, ALONGSIDE REPUBLICAN AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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Some workers at National Textiles are sweating upcoming furloughs.
The fleece and jersey material maker says it will lay off nearly 200 workers in its Virginia and North Carolina plants. More than 80 workers will lose their jobs in Galax ... the rest from the company's facility in Forest City, North Carolina. The company says production must be reduced because its sales are down. National Textiles employs about four-thousand workers in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee.



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We have one church announcement for you this morning.
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[take Schooltouch FS] Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness in Pulaski will not be holding any services this morning
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Attention Ladies... If you've ever wanted to show case your talents, while earning money for school - look no further! The search is on for Miss Roanoke Valley 2004. ((susan ad lib intro))
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[take 100essC FS] If you are interested in entering the pageant, the deadline to apply is Friday, February 20. For more information, call 540-343-2293. You can also download application materials through a link on our website. Just click on "Websites in the News".
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... The nominations are in. Democrats choose who will be on the ballot for Roanoke City Council...
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and John Kerry runs away with Michigan and Washington.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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We have one church announcement for you this morning.
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[take Schooltouch FS] Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness in Pulaski will not be holding any services this morning
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Three people face drug charges in Halifax County after officials there seized what they call a "substantial" amount of crack cocaine.
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[TAKE WILLIAMS FS] Deputies have charged 19 year old Jonathan Kennard Williams of Nathalie (NATH-uh-lee) with five counts of distribution of crack cocaine, and three counts of trading crack for firearms. Williams is held without bond. [TAKE WOMACK FS] 19 year old Brian Womac of Nathalie also faces distribution of crack cocaine. He is free on 10-thousand dollar bond.
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A juvenile also faces charges related to the bust. He is held without bond.





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Bring on lights and cameras - today's musical stars are ready to shine in this year's 46th Annual Grammy Awards.


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Last night, musicians fine-tuned their acts for tonight's big event. Sting, Dave Matthews and Pharelle Williams will perform The Beatles hit, "Saw Her Standing There," as a tribute to the group. It's 40-years to the day that The Beatles debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Grammy's will air live tonight starting at eight o'clock here on WDBJ 7.
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