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Coming up on News 7-
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A birthday party at a home in Roanoke ends in fire. Martinsville city leaders try to stay positive following another blow to the local economy. And some Valentine's Day sweethearts snorkel their way to marital bliss.
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Plus Brent says Sunday could bring more snow. News 7 is next.

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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens. Threat of winter weather is moving into our area once again. Let's go right ahead and get the latest from Brent Watts in the WeatherCenter.

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Fire damaged a home in Roanoke this evening.
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The blaze broke out shortly before 8-thirty at this home on Ferdinand Avenue. The owner of the house says the family was downstairs celebrating a birthday when they heard the smoke alarm going off, and found flames and heavy smoke in an upstairs bedroom. No one was injured in the blaze. Officials are investigating the cause.
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More than 200 people lost their jobs yesterday when textile manufacturer Active Wear announced it was going out of business. Area unemployment numbers are already in the double digits and southside leaders say every time there's a good economic announcement a bad one seems to follow. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, strides are being made to put Southside residents back to work.
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((Just last month Masterbrand Cabinets announced its plans to set up shop in Henry County - bringing more than 700 jobs to the area over the next seven years. But when Active Wear announced its plans to shut down Friday, the pattern of one step forward - two steps back repeated itself. Martinsville Mayor Gene Teague has worked in the textile industry for nearly 20 years and watched it knot up-- just like hundreds of southside residents who've dedicated their lives to textile manufacturing.
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((I'VE EXPERIENCED THAT TWICE WHERE YOU GO THROUGH A JOB LOSS AND THE BEST THING I CAN EQUATE IT TO, IT'S LIKE LOOSING A FAMILY MEMBER - LIKE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. YOU GO THROUGH THOSE SAME EMOTIONS - YOU KNOW, WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY AND GEE I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS THIS.))
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Congressman Rick Boucher is working to get federal funding to help re-train laid off workers. Meanwhile, county leaders have made recruiting new businesses their top priority.
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((WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO DO THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO RECRUIT INDUSTRY HERE, TO RETRAIN THE WORKFORCE, TO REDEVELOP OUR PROPERTIES. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION AND WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED, IT'S JUST VERY PAINFUL ALONG THE WAY.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: TEAGUE SAYS STRIDES ARE BEING MADE AND A COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY IS UNDERWAY. BUT HE ALSO WARNS IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO TRANSFORM A FURNITURE AND TEXTILE BASED ECONOMY INTO SOMETHING THAT SUPPORTS TECHNOLOGY BASED BUSINESSES.))
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Some faculty members at Radford University will see a pay raise.
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This week the Board of Visitors set aside about 500-thousand dollars for raises.
A recent study funded by the school showed the university had some of the lowest salaries in the state.
But, not everyone will see a raise this time around... the school was only able to fund about 20-percent of the inequity.
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((WIL STANTON:WE HAVE SOME VERY BRIGHT VERY TALENTED FACULTY AND IF WE DON'T REWARD THEM HERE THEY CAN MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THEY WANT TO MOVE. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, PART OF OUR FAMILY AND WE WANT TO KEEP THEM HERE AND WE CAN ONLY DO THAT IF WE REWARD THEM PROPERLY AND ADEQUATELY.))
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According to the study, the university needs more than two-million dollars to pay everyone what they should be making.
Officials are hoping the approved raises are at least a step in the right direction.
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[Sticker-Shock]


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Some Roanoke County students spent the morning in a local beer aisle, in an attempt to send a message to their peers.
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Nearly 20 students took part in "Project Sticker Shock" at the Tanglewood Kroger today. In an effort to cut down on underage drinking, students placed stickers on every case of beer and wine on the shelves.

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Students agree underage drinking is a problem among their peers, but say it's not as wide-spread as people may think.


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"Project Sticker Shock" grew from the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign".
Students hope to reach other area stores that have expressed an interest in the program.
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Still to come, John Kerry takes two more states, but the big prize could come on Tuesday.
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and also, a deadly attack at a jail in Iraq leaves dozens of policemen dead, and even more prisoners free.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, A-Rod could be wearing pinstripes by the end of the weekend. Billet makes his one field goal count against the Ramblin Wreck and Roanoke gets by the Quakers from Guilford. Plus, the Busch cars get wet at Daytona, and Elliott Sadler talks about his chances in the Great American Race. And Hidden Valley wins its first state title. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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Two more state democratic caucuses equals two more wins for Democratic frontrunner John Kerry.
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Kerry won caucuses in Washington D-C and Nevada today by wide margins, but over different second-place finishers. Nevada voters placed Howard Dean behind Kerry, but in D-C Al Sharpton took the second spot. Dean and the other hopefuls are now focusing on Tuesday's Wisconsin primary.
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[Iraq]


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Lightly armed police were outmanned and outgunned today when a team of guerillas stormed an Iraqi compound, killing 23 and freeing 75 prisoners. Harley Carnes has more from Iraq.
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((THE WELL- COORDINATED ASSAULT - AIMED AT AN IRAQI POLICE STATION IN FALLUJAH - TOOK AT LEAST 21 LIVES - MAINLY IRAQI POLICE OFFICERS. MORE THAN 30 WERE INJURED. IT IS THE SAME SECURITY COMPOUND ATTACKED ON THURSDAY DURING GENERAL JOHN ABIZAIDS VISIT - HE ESCAPED UNHARMED. THE LATEST GUERILLA ATTACK ON SATURDAY TOOK PLACE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AS DOZENS OF MASKED GUNMEN STORMED THE STATION, SHOUTING GOD IS GREAT. THEY APPARENTLY MET WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE AS THEY WENT FROM ROOM TO ROOM THROWING HAND-GRENADES. AT THE SAME TIME.ANOTHER GROUP OPENED FIRE WITH ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADES, MORTARS AND HEAVY MACHINE GUNS. DURING THE MASSIVE ASSAULT - AN ESTIMATED 75 PRISONERS WERE FREED. FALLUJA - JUST OVER 30 MILES WEST OF BAGHAD - HAS BEEN A HOTSPOT FOR ATTACKS ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND ANYONE BELIEVED TO BE COOPERATING WITH THE U-S LED OCCUPATION FORCES. IN BAGHDAD - THE TOP U.S. OFFICIAL, PAUL BREMER DEFENDED AMERICAN ACTIONS IN IRAQ, DURING THE OPENING OF ITS NEW MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS: SUPER: Paul Bremer/U.S. Civil Administrator Sot: come to Iraq, come to Iraq, and see what the last regime did to the human rights of its own people, and you can have no doubt that we did the right thing. SINCE APRIL MORE THAN 600 IRAQI SECURITY AND POLICE PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THE EFFORT TOWARD IRAQIS CONTROLLING TGUERILLAS - AN ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE HE SECURITY OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY. HARLEY CARNES, CBS NEWS))


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The Ohio highway sniper strikes again. Police say the 24th attack is the most brazen yet.
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Target practice continued from this interstate overpass -- and once again another miss. The shooter hit the front of this S-U-V, missing the driver.
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((STEVE MARTIN/FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT--I THINK WE LL PROBABLY ALL AGREE THAT OUR PARTICULAR SHOOTER IS BECOMING MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE, MUCH BOLDER, LETTING HIMSELF BE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC.))
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At least four witnesses say they saw the shooter aiming a hand gun this morning near a dark, compact car. He's described as a white, clean-shavened man in his 30s. The serial shootings began in May -- the latest was last Sunday when two cars were shot just minutes apart. One person has died in the shootings.
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Still ahead on the newscast, Janet Jackson makes her first public appearance since the Super Bowl, and there was nothing revealing about it...
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and also, dozens of couples take the plunge, and dive into marriage. We'll have that story a little later in the newscast.
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It's had a home outdoors for more than 20 years, but now the Theater at Lime Kiln in Lexington is heading to the great INDOORS as well.
Richard Lesko has the story.
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(( When a new student commons was completed last year at Washington and Lee University, the school no longer needed the Troubadour Theater as a movie house. The school then approached the Theater at Lime Kiln about moving its offices and taking the stage at the 19th century theater.
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((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE HAVE TWO PLAYS THIS SEASON, 5 CONCERTS, TWO CHILDRENS PROGRAMS, WE NEED TO GET OUR FEET WET AND SEE HOW IT GOES FROM THERE.))
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Since October crews have been working to make the Troubadour ready for opening night of Lime Kiln's first ever WINTER season. Renovations are still a work in progress, but the curtain rose on Friday, when the one-woman play titled "Stretch Marks" kicked off a new era for the company.
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((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; OUT AT THE KILN, THE SPACE IS SO BIG, SO TO DO A ONE OR TWO PERSON SHOW IT'S REALLY HARD TO OUT-ACT ALL OF THE NATURAL SCENERY THAT YOU HAVE BEHIND YOU, SO THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO DO A MUCH WIDER VARIETY OF SELECTIONS.))
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((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; IT WILL ALSO ALLOW ME TO START EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, IT GIVES US A PRESENCE RIGHT DOWNTOWN SO THAT WE CAN START EXPANDING OUR PROGRAMS, BOTH FROM AN EDUCATIONAL POINT OF VIEW BUT ALSO AN ARTS POINT OF VIEW.))
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Built in the mid 19th century the building has been used as meeting hall, a shoe factory, and even a roller rink. But now, once again the focus is on art.
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((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM A ORGANIZATIONAL POINT OF VIEW, I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM THE LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AND LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN TO BRING ARTS YEAR ROUND, I THINK IT MAKES LEXINGTON THAT MUCH BETTER AS A CITY.))
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The Winter season at the Troubadour runs selected Thursdays through Sundays until the end of April, when Theater at Lime Kiln's OUTdoor season kicks off once again. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

[Sundance]


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A local filmmaker may be working on some major projects soon, after getting publicity at two film festivals.
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It took Jake Mahaffy four years to film "WAR" on a hand-cranked camera. The 84-minute long black and white film focuses on the struggles associated with the demise of America's small farms.


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Over the past month, the film has been shown at the Sundance film festival in Utah, and at the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands. Mahaffy says his showings were full, at least when the movie started.
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((JAKE MAHAFFY/FILMMAKER: SOME PEOPLE LEFT, WALKED OUT, THAT'S FINE. I HAD DIFFERENT REACTIONS. SOME PEOPLE'D LAUGH AT ME. SOME PEOPLE WOULD IGNORE ME. SOME PEOPLE WERE VERY EMOTIONAL, WEEPING, SO, THE WHOLE RANGE OF RESPONSES. ))
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Mahaffy says three producers expressed interest in working with him on future projects. WAR has also been invited to several more festivals. Mahaffy says he still needs to tweak the movie before he can consider it completed.
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There weren't any "wardrobe malfunctions" at Janet Jackson's first public appearance since the Super Bowl.
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The embattled singer was honored this weekend by the women of "Behind the Bench", an association made up of N-B-A players' wives. They awarded Jackson for her humanitarian and charitable contributions. Jackson cancelled her appearance at the Grammy's and has NOT made a public appearance since her breast-baring performance during the Super Bowl's halftime show.
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Coming up, UVA gets a much needed ACC hoops win, Elliott Sadler talks about the significance of a Daytona 500 win, and Hidden Valley is the boys state swimming champ, but first tonight's extra point,
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The Kings Peja Stoyakovich was trying to defend his 3 point title tonight in LA, but Denver's Voshon Lenard took the hardware by scoring 18 points in the final round to Peja's 15.
In the dunk contest, Jason Richardson of the Warriors was gunning for his 3rd trophy. But he was dethroned by the Pacers Fred Jones.
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With spring training just around the bend, the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are apparently ready to pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade. The Yanks would get
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shortstop Alex Rodriguez in exchange for Alphonso Soriano and a player to be named later.
As a part of the trade, the Rangers would pay most of the 179 million dollars that A-Rod is owed over the final 7 years of his contract. The Yankees are prepared to pay him 16 million a year. He or Derek Jeter would have to move to third base. It's not a done deal yet, but could become final as early as tomorrow.
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With just five games left in the regular season, the Virginia Cavaliers got a much needed shot in the arm today entering the stretch run--a win over 15th ranked Georgia Tech
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J.R. Reynolds continues to play well for Pete Gillen and company. The Roanoker buried 11 points this afternoon including 3 triples.
Fellow freshman T-J Bannister also was solid in this one. He scored 15 points and dished out 7 assists with only 3 turnovers.
Virginia led by 8 at the half, but had to rally late. Devin Smith knocked down a huge three to get the Cavs within 2. Smith scored 16 points.
But Todd Billet was the hero, stroking this three pointer with just 2 seconds left. It was his only field goal of the game.
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Virginia won its 3rd conference game of the season beating Tech in dramatic fashion 82 to 80.
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The Roanoke College Maroons moved a step closer to making the ODAC Tournament with a win over Guilford today.
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Page Moir was trying to fire up his troops who came in with a three game losing streak.
Jared Butler gets things started with a little shake and bake and then he steps back and hits the jumper early in the first half.
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Guilford's Thomas Swindell answers with the jumper just outside the lane.
But Roanoke's Jason Graffam extends the Maroons lead with the three ball. He scored a career high 26 points and Roanoke won it 96 to 90.
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The Maroon women took out Virginia Wesleyan in the second game of a doubleheader.
Jennie Schafer gets free in the paint for two from in close.
Chandra Forrester led Susan Dunagan's team with
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14 points as Roanoke won it big 69-42.
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[S-Women]


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The Virginia Tech Women lost for just the second time at home this season shooting just 31 percent today at the Cassell, losing to Miami 65-56. [TAKE NCAA logo] Bonnie Henrickson's team didn't exactly put on a show for the NCAA folks who were in Blacksburg this weekend.
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Virginia Tech is playing host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA women's tournament this March. NCAA assistant director of championships, Scottie Rodgers, has been checking out the Tech facilities, the campus and area hotels the past few days.
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The games take place at Cassell Coliseum March 21 and 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at "hokie tickets dot com."


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The Nascar Busch Series got the season off to a rough start today in Daytona, running just 31 laps in the Hershey's Kisses 300 before being rained out.
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With just 11 laps gone, Mike Bliss got loose in the Joe Gibbs #20 machine and triggered an 8 car pileup, that took

out several of the top contenders, including Johnny Benson and Joe Nemechek. During the ensuing caution, rain showers paid a visit to the track and never left. The race was postponed until Monday morning at 11am.
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Last year's Daytona 500 was cut short by the wet stuff, but tomorrow's forecast looks considerably better. Pole sitter Greg Biffle will drop to the back of the pack after changing an engine today. He'll be joined by Ricky Craven and Ryan Newman. There's no such trouble for Elliott Sadler who is looking for his 2nd career points win in the Great American Race.
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[S-Swim]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-158 20606TC]
[GRAPHIC=high school swimming]
[ENG#=3]


Hidden Valley won the first state title in the school's short history this afternoon at Radford University's Dedmon Center pool. Jordan Anderson set a state record in the 100 butterfly as the Titans won the Group Two A boy's swimming championship, beating out Jamestown for the top spot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Scott Bowser/Hidden Valley Head Coach; :06]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...get better."]
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[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD SWIM]

Hidden Valley was also the top local finishing team in the girls' competition, placing third after finishing 19th a year ago.



[Valentine-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC-1:56:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


In the spirit of Valentine's Day some local couples tied the knot "Vegas Style" at Valley View Mall today.
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[SOT 15:00:56]
[IN Q=And I dream about]

((AND I DREAM ABOUT ME AND YOU.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=me and you]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Elvis got the crowd in the mood before the mass wedding began.
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[SOT 15:04:19]
[IN Q=Now, by the power]

((NOW, BY THE POWER INVESTED IN ME BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. I NOW PRESENT ALL OF YOU MAN AND WIFE.... APPLAUSE))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=man and wife... Applause]
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[VO-NAT]

The Reverend Bonezini (Bone-Zee-nee) of WJJS Radio conducted the ceremony - which IS legal and binding. Couples simply had to provide a marriage license issued by the Commonwealth.
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[Underwater-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Some couples in Thailand took Valentine's Day to a whole new level -- or make that -- a whole new sea level.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Trang, Thailand;]

Fourteen couples from around the world plunged their way into marriage today during an underwater wedding ceremony. The ceremony has become a Thai tradition ever since it first took place eight years ago. After diving about 30-feet below sea level, the couples were met by local registrars, where they received their laminated wedding certificates.
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