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Coming up on News 7,
No rest on Sunday for the General Assembly as both the House and Senate lay out their tax plans.
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And the pastor of one Roanoke church hopes to lead by example in the fight against AIDS.
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Tonight in sports, hoops from Tobacco Road and the Odac, plus
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one one-hundredth of a second was the margin of victory in today's SUBWAY 400 at the Rock.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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For most it was a day of sunshine and seasonable temperatures, but the cold air is set to return later in the week. There are some positive changes in the 7-day planner. Those highlights in just a bit.
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Let the budget battles begin in Richmond, as two very different plans come out of the General Assembly.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[XGR-Taxes]


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Virginia's House and Senate money committees revealed their tax plans today.
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The House Appropriations Committee's plan involves spending cuts and rolling back 521-million dollars in tax breaks for businesses. The Senate plan involves increasing taxes by four-billion dollars over two years, including increasing the state sales tax to five-point-five percent. The committees will now have to decide on one budget for the new spending cycle, which begins July first. The current General Assembly session ends March 13th.
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[Warner]


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Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner is in Washington attending the National Governors Association winter meeting.
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The 4 day meeting brings together the nation's governors to discuss critical state issues being considered by Congress. Today's session opened with Warner and Idaho's Governor leading a discussion on long-term health care and its affect on the states.
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[IN Q=It's been well...]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; IT'S BEEN WELL KNOWN THAT A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE LEADS TO GREATER LONGEVITY AND FEWER HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS, AND THE BOTTOM LINE OF STATE BUDGET MAKES COMMON SENSE, WHEN WE SEE IN MEDICAID BUDGET INCRESING BY 8-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=million dollars a year.]
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Tomorrow, the governors will meet with President Bush and Cabinet members at the White House. Warner is vice chairman of the National Governors Association.
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[Navy-Awards]


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Some Local Navy Reservists made a big splash in Roanoke today.
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Those deployed during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom were recognized for their service. Bedford County native Tim Sexton served at Camp Patriot in Kuwait. He and his comrades loaded and unloaded ships under the constant threat of missile attacks. Today the men presented a flag that flew over the Camp.
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[IN Q=When you see the]

((WHEN YOU SEE THE AMERICAN FLAG FLYING SOMEWHERE YOU KNOW THAT IT STANDS FOR SOMETHING AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING STANDS FOR SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Sexton/Navy Reserves;]
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[OUT Q=stands for something. (DOUBLE OUT!)]
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Sailors who backed up the medical staff in Portsmith and Bethesda, Maryland were also honored for their professionalism and excellent medical care they provided. Elizabeth Baker is an O-R nurse and has worked at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for more than twenty years. She says the reservist were able to go in and immediately take over for those who needed care.
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((YOU STILL HAD DEPENDENTS THAT NEEDED SURGERY AND RETIREES AND SO THE CASE LOAD WAS A LOT. WE WOULD PROBABLY DO ABOUT 60 OR 70 SURGERIES A DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Baker/Navy Reserves]
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Baker was also deployed during Desert storm and says she's happy to put her expertise to work for her country.
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[AIDS-Awareness]


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More than half of the people living with HIV or AIDS in Southwest Virginia are African American. An alarming statistic that one local church is working to change. And as Jennifer Wishon reports, they're starting with themselves.
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[SUPER=01-Pam Meador/HIV Resources; :52]
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((Reverend William Lee of Loudon Avenue Christian Church was tested for HIV Sunday-- from the pulpit.
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((EVA HUGHES: I'M GRATEFUL THAT HE HAD THE GUTS TO DO AND HE EVEN SAID, EVEN IF IT MEANT MY JOB, IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=that should be done]

((QUICK NATS OF MUSIC)) Lee says sometimes people need help more than hymnals and if getting the message out means a little drama he's willing to play the role. His message reminded the congregation that AIDS is a community problem - not an excuse to discriminate.
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((BILL LEE: I CAME OUT OF A SEGREGATED SOCIETY - SEGREGATED WORLD - AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEGREGATE MYSELF OR ANYONE ELSE EVER AGAIN.))
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The test was part of a partnership that's developed between the church and Council of Community Services.
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((PAM MEADOR: WHEN PEOPLE GET INFECTED WITH HIV THEY ARE STIGMATIZED, THEY ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND THAT INCLUDES IN THEIR CHURCHES.))
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Together, both groups are trying to promote both prevention and acceptance.
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((EVA HUGHES: THE CHURCH SHOULD BE A PLACE THAT A PERSON CAN COME AND GET THAT LOVE - THAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - WE ARE TAUGHT ABOUT IN THE WORD.))
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And if things go as planned the church will also become a place where people get tested for AIDS. Church leaders are working to schedule monthly tests that will be free and anonymous. Linda Manns is thrilled to be a part of a church that's tapping into a serious problem in the community.
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[IN Q=My daughter's 21]

((LINDA MANNS: MY DAUGHTER'S 21 YEARS OLD. SHE'S A SENIOR AT VCU. SHE NEEDS TO HEAR THIS. SHE NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF IT. SHE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT IF SHE CAN'T ABSTAIN SHE NEEDS TO PROTECT HERSELF.))
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Reverend Lee says some people may disagree with such a break from Sunday morning tradition, but he says that's nothing new in the black community.
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((BILL LEE: THE BLACK CHURCH HAS ALWAYS TOUCHED ON SUBJECTS NO ONE ELSE WOULD DEAL WITH, BUT WE'VE LOST A SENSE OF OUR HISTORY SO FOLKS ARE SAYING WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? WHY WOULDN'T WE?))
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Lee only hopes more churches will adopt the same attitude. Jennifer Wishon News 7, Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll prepare you for the week ahead by taking a look back at what made business news recently...
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and also, a Swedish company is behind a takeover that will affect one Roanoke manufacturing plant.
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[1st-Wx]



[Ingersoll-Rand]

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A Swedish engineering company has agreed to buy part of Ingersoll-Rand, including a production facility in Roanoke.
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Atlas Copco says it will buy Drilling Solutions, which makes construction, mining, and well-drilling equipment ... and is owned by Ingersoll-Rand. Seven facilities are being sold, and the transaction is subject to government regulatory approvals. The company employs about 40 people at the Roanoke plant.
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[Biz-Review]


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New positions are added to the workforce in the Roanoke and New River Valleys, plus one local business has some high octane clients. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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(( Pulaski's newest employer is up and running. 65 workers started the week at Global Contact Services, and now, the company is immediately looking for more than 100 workers for another shift. The owners of Valley Machine cut the ribbon on their new 60 thousand square foot office in the old Ingersol Rand building. The construction already created some jobs and the company hopes to add more.
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((BILL GOODE/VALLEY MACHINE PRESIDENT: THERE ARE SEVERAL PROJECTS WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW THAT, IF THEY DO COME THROUGH, WE ARE LOOKING AT HIRING PROBABLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 10-20 MORE EMPLOYEES.))
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A major employer in Radford is expanding and creating new jobs. Kollmorgen is bringing in 71 new positions by opening a three million dollar call center. Good news for some laid off Volvo workers. The company is adding 300 jobs this spring by opening a second shift. Officials say strong orders for a new line of trucks will help raise employment to nearly 25-hundred people. Workers laid off in the past couple of years will start getting calls in March. When NASCAR announced that Sunoco would be the new fuel sponsor, they hired a Buena Vista company to create 48 signs to be installed at tracks across the country. Everbrite got the order in October, and weeks later the signs were popping up.
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((JIMMY FLINT/PLANT GENERAL MANAGER; THEY ALREADY HAD SOME PRELIMINARY DESIGNS, SOME IDEAS. WE DEVELOPED PROTOTYPES, WE HAD THEM AT DAYTONA THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12TH.))
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Not only is Everbrite building the large signs, its making dozens more smaller ones for smaller tracks. Two of Southwest Virginia's most powerful businesses are combining forces to bring more enterprise to the area. Virginia Tech and Carilion announced they're creating a Roanoke-New River Investment fund to make 55 million dollars available to companies.
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((DR. ED MURPHY/CARILION PRESIDENT: OUR STRENGTH IS TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE SO I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE'LL GO FIRST.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: I DON'T THINK WE'RE CLOSED TO ANY IDEAS BUT THE COMPANY WILL NEED TO BE PROFITABLE.))
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They've also created a consortium of firms across the country to help attract businesses and investment dollars to the two valley's.
For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))


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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still to come on the newscast, a pleasant day tomorrow but a cooldown is in store. Brent will have your full forecast.
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and the Subway 400 at Rockingham goes right down to the wire. We'll hear from the winner in just a few minutes in sports.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review,
A look at domestic violence in Virginia.
And a W & L professor gets international recognition for his research.
Joy Sutton has details.
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W & L Professor John (Will-gus) Weilgus hopes his research will help pregnant women better understand the dangers of smoking.
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((CLINICAL STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT OFFSPRING OF WOMEN WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY HAVE OVER DOUBLE THE INCIDENCE OF ADHD, SIDS, SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME, OTHER COGNITIVE DISABILITIES))
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That's why he has spent the past several years studying how nicotine alone impacts chicken embryos.
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((JOHN WIELGUS/W & L PROFESSOR; NICOTINE IS WHAT CAUSES THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE FETUS AS MUCH CARBON MONOXIDE AND SOME THE OTHER DANGEROUS COMPOUNDS IN CIGARETTE SMOKE))
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(Will-gus') Weilgus' research will be published next month in an international science journal called Brain Research.
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In other health news,
News 7 focused on domestic violence --even talking with a survivor.
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((VICTIM:THE CYCLE OF ABUSE STARTS WITH SMALL LITTLE THINGS, VERBAL ABUSE, YELLING, SCREAMING, THROWING THINGS. IF THAT HAPPENS YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL THE NEXT STEP IS HITTING, PUNCHING, CHOKING, WHATEVER))
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This victim survived others in Roanoke have not like Neesha Ewards allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend in December.

According to Virginians Against Domestic Violence, the number of people in Virginia killed at the hands of a loved one or partner is higher than the national average.
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[IN Q=People are dying everyday because of this]

((PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERYDAY BECAUSE OF THIS. 129 VIRGINIANS DIED IN THE LAST STATISTICAL YEAR))
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There are places victims can turn for help --like the Turning Point shelter.
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((SHELTER WOMAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT A SHELTER EXISTS AND THAT THERE IS SOME PLACE THAT CAN KEEP THEM SAFE AND PROTECTED WHERE THEY CAN LEARN TO START THEIR LIVES BACK OVER AGAIN))
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And then there are places like the TAP's Women Resource Center that offer free counseling, financial assistance, and legal help.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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Coming up, Matt Kenseth gets a run from a rookie at the Rock, and
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we'll set the table for tomorrow night's ODAC Tournament Championship.
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[S-Race]


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There has been much speculation this week about the future of Nascar racing at the Rock. If today's Subway 400 was the last event at the track, the fans certainly got their money's worth.
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/Fox Sports; :00]


Dale Jarrett was in the top 10 a good part of the day but at lap 210 the engine expired on the UPS Machine relegating DJ to a 40th place finish.
Then about 50 laps later, Joe Nemechek got in to Carl Long and Long barrell rolled 5 to 6 times. Long was okay in the incident that also claimed the cars of Brendan Gaughan and Bobby Labonte.
Robby Gordon found that part of the track slippery as well, getting loose and clipping Jeff Green before taking a wild ride on the side of his Chevrolet.
Matt Kenseth found rookie Kasey Kahne on his bumper in the closing circuits. The rook got a great run on the Cup champ out of turn four of the final lap, but Kenseth held off the number 9 Dodge to take the checkered flag by one one hundredth of a second.
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[SUPER=0106-21. Casey Mears//22. Kevin Lepage//23. Greg Biffle//24. Joe Nemechek//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
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[S-Hornets]


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The 24th ODAC Tournament Championship game is now set after two quality semifinal contests this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Marlins; :00]


Eighth seeded Lynchburg was looking for its second straight upset against number four Virginia Wesleyan.
Matthew Sweeney helped the Hornets erase a 6 point halftime deficit with shots like this one. He spots up and tickles the twine from long range.
But the Marlins hung tough. David Doino penetrates and finishes strong in the lane for Wesleyan.
Then check out Andy Albright deal to Reed Fairchild for the hoop and the hack. Lynchburg led by 4.
[SUPER=33-Lynchburg/55/Virginia Wesleyan/59/;]


Peter Warren then stepped up and stroked a crucial triple and Wesleyan hung on for a 59-55 win advancing to the finals for the first time since 1993.
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[S-Tigers]


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Hampden-Sydney has been in the championship round every season since 1997. But Emory & Henry stood in the way of another Tigers trip to the title party.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Tigers; :00]


These two split during the regular season.
Jeff Monroe got Sydney started by drilling the mid range jumper in the paint for the first points of the contest.


But Radford product Ben Fisher pulls the trigger from downtown Salem and sticks it for Emory's first lead.
Bob Johnson liked to see that.
League player of the year Justin Call did his part putting in the little baby hook along the baseline.
[SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/83/Hampden-Sydney/91/;]

Brandon Randall then found Mike Thompson down low for the Tigers who went on to win it 91 to 83.
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[S-Duke]


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Maryland's struggles continued today in Durham where Duke bounced back from a rare two game losing skid.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Terrapins vs. Blue Devils; :00]


JJ Redick was a non factor in those two losses to NC State and Wake Forest but the Roanoker got his groove back to(------------) day scoring 20 points for the Devils who overwhelmed the Terps 86 to 63.