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Today on News 7, a Henry County textile company shuts its doors today, leaving 210 people without work.
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Plus a national toy store is closing several of its stores in our region.
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Friday the 13th was not bad luck weatherwise. How about the weekend? Details ahead.

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Several same sex couples in Richmond try to get marriage licenses.
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Radford Univeristy's president says he is stepping down.
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Plus Lynchburg native turned country music star Phil Vasar visits some local fans.
News 7 at Five is next.

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A southside textile manufacturer closed its doors today.
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Active Wear Incorporated has shut down all operations-- resulting in the loss of 210 jobs. The company, in the former VF- Imagewear plant, is blaming foreign competition for its demise.
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((THE WORLD ECONOMY WENT FLAT AND THE TEXTILE MARKETS. PEOPLE AREN'T BUYING THE T-SHIRTS AND SWEAT SHIRTS AND FRANKLY MOST OF THE STUFF THAT'S BEING DONE NOW IS BEING DONE IN MALASIA OR VIETNAM OR THE FAR EAST.))
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Active Wear was founded in November of 2002. The company manufacturers knit fleece and t- shirt fabric for sportswear manufacturers. Company officials say they found a niche in the market by making high quality products and delivering them faster than their competitors. However, an increase in cotton prices and foreign competition forced the company to close.

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A national toy store chain is closing it's doors in Virginia. K-B Toys has announced its plans to close 11 stores statewide, including locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Christiansburg. Officials say those stores are "under performing" and don't fit the company's strategic plan". 35- hundred positions will be lost nationwide,
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but jobs at the company's Internet fulfillment center in Blairs are safe. The toy store filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, but officials say the company's Internet business should NOT be affected.
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A series of fights at Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School today kept administrators and police busy trying to keep order.
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Police say one student was wearing gang colors and had a cellphone this morning.. he was arrested after he assaulted a school resource officer who confronted him.
Four more students were arrested after two separate fights in the cafeteria around lunchtime.
All five are facing assault and disorderly conduct charges.
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Radford University's President is retiring.
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Dr. Douglas Covington officially announced his plans at today's Board of Visitors meeting.
Covington has been president for the last decade.
His contract expires next year and Covington says its no secret he planned to retire at the end of that contract.


State law also requires a University president must step down at the age of 70.
Covington turns 70 next year.
He says he's proud of many accomplishments, but especially enjoyed helping Radford students.
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((COVINGTON: I'VE REALLY ENJOYED THE ASSOCIATE WITH RU STUDENTS THEY HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND I'VE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL FROM THEM. I HOPE THAT THEY'VE LEARNED AS MUCH FROM US AS WE'VE LEARNED FROM THEM. :15))
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Covington's retirement officially begins on June 1st, 2005.
Coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll have faculty reaction and more on how the University plans to find its sixth president.
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The fight for gay marriage rights moved from California to Virginia today.
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Eight same-sex couples walked into a Richmond courthouse asking for Virginia marriage licenses.
The couples, each clutching pink "bride" or blue "groom" application forms, were politely turned away.
They were told Virginia law prohibits issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Three blocks away, legislators voted to pass a bill affirming the state's ban on gay marriages.
Supporters of same-sex marriage say they are disappointed by the action
But say they remain confident that someday homosexuals will be allowed to marry.
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((REVEREND ROBIN GORSLINE/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN THE END. RESTRICTIONS AND CONFINEMENT AND HATE DON'T WIN. THEY HAVE THEIR DAY BUT IT WILL BE CHANGED.)) ((MARY GAY HUTCHERSON/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: I THINK WE DESERVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. I THINK SOMEDAY WE'LL GET ONE. WE'LL BE BACK EVERY YEAR UNTIL WE DO.))
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Delegate Bob Marshall said today's effort by same-sex couples is the reason that Virginia needs to reinforce the state's opposition to gay marriage.
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Meanwhile the lines are long in San Francisco- as gay couples line up to get married.
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The difference is city officials started issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings yesterday in defiance of state law.
The County Clerks office .. with the mayor's blessing ... has now issued more than 150 marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
But today opponents went to court for an order that would keep the city from granting licenses.
California state law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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Amid rumors of a potential scandal and a Republican attack ad, John Kerry gets a big endorsement today. We'll have his story next...
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and it must seem like old home week as singer Phil Vassar returns to the Valley for a concert tonight.
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Democratic Front Runner John Kerry is getting a big boost from one his former rivals-
But as Teri Okita reports, with the positives come negatives and rumors of a scandal with an intern.
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(( Wesley Clark: Sir, request permission to come aboard. The armys here. WITH A SALUTE TO HIS FORMER RIVAL, RETIRED GENERAL WESLEY CLARK, JUMPED ON THE KERRY BANDWAGON.
Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark/Former Democratic Presidential Candidate: John Kerry is the leader our country needs. BUT THE DEMOCRATIC FRONT-RUNNER IS QUICKLY LEARNING THERES A FLIP-SIDE TO THE GLORY. ON THE DON IMUS RADIO SHOW, KERRY WAS ASKED ABOUT RUMORS ABOUT HIS PAST. Imus: Is there anything thats going to come up? Now, for example, theres this Drudge Report about an intern. (edit) Now, Im sure you've heard about it. Its not been reported anywhere (edit finishes) but people are talking. Kerry: Well, theres nothing to report, so theres nothing to talk about. Im not worried about it. No, the answer is no.
KERRY SAYS HES PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THE REPUBLICANS DISH OUT INCLUDING THIS ATTACK AD ON HIS SPECIAL INTEREST RECORD SPONSORED BY THE BUSH-CHENEY CAMPAIGN. Kerry: I have a message for the influence peddlers and special interests: We're coming. You're going. VO: Sounds good. Special interests. More special interest money than any other senator? How much? Whew! John Kerry/Democratic Presidential Candidate: I noticed the first ad theyre running is a negative one. No surprise. Teri Okita/Reporting: It is an unusual tactic because campaigns generally like to push the positives first. But with Mr. Bush trailing Senator Kerry in some polls and with his approval ratings down, the daggers are already out. Teri Okita, CBS News, The White House.))

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In health check tonight,
In the State of Virginia anyone can call themselves a dietitian or nutritionist --and there is no way to verify if they are actually qualified for the job.
That's why some in the profession including some Radford University students wants some changes.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Jean,
They want the state to require that dietitians be licensed.
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They say this will benefit patients in more ways than one..
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Before these Radford University students can become registered dietitans-they must have at least a bachelors degree, 900 hours of supervised training, and take a national exam.
But not everyone who claims to be a dietitian or nutritionist has this much training.
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((ANNE ALEXANDER:REGISTERED DIETITIAN: THEY PROBABLY WOULDN'T SAY REGISTERED DIETITIAN THEY WOULD PROBABLY SAY A WORD THAT IS CLOSE AND WOULD BE CONFUSING. PEOPLE SAYING NOW THEY ARE NUTRITIONIST AND THEY ARE NOT MEETING THE EDUCATION OR THE PRACTICE GUIDELINES)) [RUNS17]
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That's why these students have already gone to their legislatures hoping to convince them to require dietitians to be licensed.
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((MONICA DICKENSON: IF WE WERE TO HAVE LICENSURE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF VIRGINIANS A LOT BETTER THAN WE CURRENTLY ARE NOW)) [RUNS13]
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And they say it would save their clients money.
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((ANNE ALEXANDER:HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE TELLING US THEY WILL NOT PAY FOR DIETETIC SERVICES UNLESS THE DIETITIANS ARE LICENSED.)) [RUNS07]
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And these students says we can't afford not to make this change.
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((OBESITY IS ON THE RISE AND WHEN DIETITIANS DO INTERVENE THEY CAN HELP SLOW THE RATE OF OBESITY AND HELP INCREASE THE RATE OF WEIGHT LOSS IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT WOULD RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY SEEING)) [RUNS17]
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The General Assembly is considering a bill that would require the licensure --for now it has been tabled. But it could come up for a vote next year.
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Jean,

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Country Musician Phil Vassar is a native of Lynchburg, and today he's enjoying a homecoming in western Virginia.
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After opening an 11- city tour in Philadelphia, Vassar performs tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
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This afternoon, he joined listeners of Star Country at the Texas Steakhouse, and Vassar said he's looking forward to playing for family and friends.
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((PHIL VASSAR: I'VE ALREADY SEEN A COUPLE OF PEOPLE I WENT TO COLLEGE WITH AND A BUNCH OF MY HIGH SCHOOL BUDDIES ARE COMING UP FOR THE SHOW TONIGHT, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING OUT OF HERE TO GO TO NEW YORK TONIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO BE LATE.))
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Vassar has two hit records to his name, and a third album due out this Spring.
He says he hopes to make his homecoming concert an annual event.
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Coming up today in Sports,
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Mike Stevens will tell us how a race driver from Grit is showing his true grit on the NASCAR Busch series.
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Today following Sports, Wall Street investors react to disappointing news.
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Also just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll see an online dating service that says only the good looking need apply.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the start of your Friday night. We once again get things started off at Speedweeks in Datona.
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The Busch cars went through time trials at the beach this morning. Martin Truex, Jr. qualified on the pole and Grit native Stacy Compton clocked in with the 19th fastest time for tomorrow's Hershey's Kisses 300. Travis Wells caught up with Stacy at the track.
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Remember growing up when your mom warned about being careful about who you hang out with. Add to that - who you let borrow your car. Two Newport News men who were driving a truck registered to
Michael Vick are facing felony drug charges after police stopped them in Newport News. Police say there is no evidence to connect Vick with the drug arrests.
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However the city's newspaper, the Daily News, reports that one of the men Harry Leon Snead told police that he was driving the truck because he and Vick are friends. Snead and Vick did attend Warwick High School at the same time, but Snead dropped out in 1997. The truck also is registered to Charles W. Reamon, Jr. He is the nephew of Vick's high school coach - Tommy Reamon.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - a law firm is sponsoring no less than 10 cars at Daytona this week. Travis will have that story - plus - we'll hop in the pool at the state swim meet in Radford. Take folks. Have a safe Friday the 13th - and a happy Valentines. [GO TO BREAK]

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On Wall Street today, investors were disappointed with economic reports for the second day in a row.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us that pushed both the DOW and the NASDAQ lower.
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Plenty of singles will go looking for love online this Valentines weekend. But the websites are getting more selective, with one promising nothing but handsome men and beautiful women. Chris Lawrence takes a look at how rejection can be just as tough online as in-person.
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((Online dating was supposed to lower the risk of outright rejection.
But with millions of singles now logging on some new sites are locking out those who dont measure up.

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Youre so vain
Vanitydate.com offers online dating for well, beautiful people.

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And we admit that were a judgmental, shallow dating website, and theres nothing wrong with that.
Nate says he created Vanitydate because some attractive women complained about posting their profiles on other sites.

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They get bombarded by tons of messages from people they were not attracted to.
And if beauty is in the eye of the beholder these are the people who have to see something in you. Singles already accepted vote thumbs up or down whether people look good enough to get in.

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We reject 2 out of 3 applicants.
These two beat the odds and after swapping emails for weeks, Matt Mendell is meeting Jenny Yeh for the first time.

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You cant judge a person until you get to know them, but whats the initial reaction you get from somebody is if somebody is decent-looking, good-looking. Its like love at first sight, thats what its about:sight.
Matt likes the fact members decide whos invited in. But Jenny has a tougher time voting No.

(Jenny Yeh/Vanitydate member)

I feel bad rejecting people, ha-ha! You know, who am I to say someones not good-looking or not?

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For the people accepted on this site, the results can speak for themselves. But rejection can be just as tough online as in-person.

(Dr. Gary Stollman/Beverly Hills Pschotherapist)

They may pretend they dont care, but I think deep down we all care. Dr. Gary Stollman says physical attraction is the first thing we look for but wont sustain a relationship.

(Dr. Gary Stollman/Beverly Hills Psychotherapist)

Theyre thinking oh, Ill just find someone whos attractive and then we can date and well be a beautiful couple. But I think deep down we really want more.
But its creators say if theres anything wrong with Vanitydate thered be something wrong with dating sites for Jewish singles or African-Americans.

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We dont discriminate on anything except for looks. And we think thats ok. Ha-ha.
So the next time someone says, There goes a good-looking couple instead of assuming its coincidence they may have to thank the computer. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Hollywood.))
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