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Dan River seeks bankruptcy court protection.
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While out-sourcing typically means saying good-bye to the local workforce, Central Virginia welcomes the trend.
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The Express and the Roanoke Civic Center are set to play let's make a deal.
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And Bonnie Henrickson may now be a Jayhawk, but today she was back on capus and talking to News 7 Sports. Her thoughts later in sports.
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The cold rain continued today mixing with snow in the southwest mountains. Looks like more of the same tomorrow. [Open]
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Danville's largest employer needs help handling its debt. So Dan River has gone to Bankruptcy Court.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Dan River Fabrics says its decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is a way to review what it owes its creditors. The textile company has been a major source of jobs there for decades.
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News 7's Susan Bahoric is in Danville. Susan, does this mean workers will lose their jobs?
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((ROLLCUE:...still makes some people nervous.))
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[StarTek]


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A much different economic story today in Lynchburg, where a new company is moving in and bringing hundreds of new jobs. Steve Smallshaw shows us how Lynchburg is seeing the benefits of "outsourcing" with the arrival of its newest corporate citizen.
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(( It may not be the final frontier, but Lynchburg is the latest venue for StarTek Outsourcing Solutions.. a Denver-based company that's bringing more than 540 new jobs to the Hill City over the next year.
StarTek provides customer call center service for dozens of U-S companies.
It looked at close to 30 cities all across the country before deciding on central Virginia.
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((LANCE VINGALE/STARTEK C.O.O.: WE LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF A CITY, EDUCATION LEVEL, EMPLOYMENT LEVELS, THE WORK ETHICS OF THE CITY, THE ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THOSE ARE ALL VERY KEY THINGS THAT REALLY MAKE US NARROW DOWN TO A SELECT GROUP OF CITIES IN THE U-S.))
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Officials say Lynchburg made the final cut, in part because there already were hundreds of prospective employees here who already have call center training.
It also helped that the state and the city rolled out the welcome mat for StarTek.. to the tune of 150-thousand dollars in economic incentives.
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((MATT ERSKINE: IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO THE STRENGTH OF THE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN THE STATE LEVEL, THE LOCAL LEVEL AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO COME TOGETHER AND SHOW A COMPANY LIKE STARTEK THAT THIS IS THE BEST LOCATION.))
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StarTek's arrival also figures to boost the sagging fortunes of the Plaza Shopping Center, which has seen most of its anchor stores close over the past few years.
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((ED MILLER/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: YOU'RE LIKELY TO SEE THINGS LIKE MORE RESTAURANTS, MORE BARBER SHOPS, DRY CLEANERS, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS NOW COMING BACK TO THE PLAZA BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT OVER 500 PEOPLE HERE EVERY DAY.))
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StarTek hopes to be up and running by mid-summer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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If you're interested in applying to StarTek, you can file your resume on line. There's a link on our home page at W-D-J-B--7-dot.com.
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A renewed search for evidence in a Roanoke murder case sent police underwater today.
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A State Police dive team searched a community lake a few hundred yards from Teresa Rogers' farm. The 77 year old woman was killed in January in her home on Lake Drive. So far, the murder investigation has focused on Teresa Rogers' son Christopher. Court records indicate he has given police what they consider "inconsistent statements." NO charges have been filed in the case.
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The case against a Roanoke man accused in the biggest drug bust in Bedford County history is headed to a grand jury.
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23-year-old Jermaine Niblet was arrested in January after police caught him driving on a suspended license.
A search of Niblet's car turned up more than 13 pounds of cocaine, hidden behind a rear tail light in a compartment that was operated by remote control.
Officers also seized about 25-thousand dollars in cash.
Niblet's facing drug distribution and firearms charges.
A grand jury meets in May.
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Investigators aren't sure what started a fire that heavily damaged a vacant home in Lynchburg this morning.
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Firefighters were called to 521 Floyd Street around 9:30 when neighbors spotted smoke and flames coming from the back of the house.
It took crews about fifteen minutes to get the fire under control.
It apparently started on the back deck of the home and spread into a kitchen and dining room area.
The house has been unoccupied for some time.
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Roanoke College gets a new leader. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And the Mega-Millions mystery is almost over. A 239 million dollar winner prepares to cash in.
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After six months and more than sixty candidates, Roanoke College has completed its search for a new president.
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[Take O'Hara Pic FS] The board of trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. Sabine (sa-BEAN-a) O'Hara president of the school.
She comes to Roanoke from Concordia College in Minnesota, where she served as Dean.
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O'Hara will replace President David Gring, who will retire in June after a 15-year term.
She will be the first- female president of Roanoke college.

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Virginia Catholics are saying "Aloha" to their new leader.
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The Reverend Francis DiLorenzo is the current head of the Honolulu diocese.
Today he was appointed bishop of the Richmond Catholic diocese.
The 61-year-old cleric said he plans to work to restore faith in the Catholic Church.
He says the church shouldn't be judged by the actions of a few.
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((REVEREND FRANCIS DILORENZO/APPOINTED BISHOP OF RICHMOND DIOCESE: WE ALL HAVE OUR FAMILY PROBLEMS. I'VE HAD DIOCESES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAVE HAD THEIR PROBLEMS. THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE THOUGH THAT REALLY WORK HARD AT THIS.))


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DiLorenzo succeeds Bishop Walter Sullivan who retired after leading the diocese for 29 years.
Sullivan says he is "thrilled" by his replacement.
The new bishop will be installed May 24.
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A new air transportation service will soon take off from Roanoke.
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Carilion and C-A Air Ambulance are joing together to provide jet service to patients who need to travel long distances, including those who were admitted to the hospital while visiting the area, and need to return home.
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((MOST OF TIMES, IF THE PATIENTS AREN'T GOING BY A FIXED WING AIR SERVICE THEY'RE HAVING TO RIDE IN AN AMBULANCE FOR A LONG EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, SOMETIMES UP TO 18-HOURS IN THE BACK OF THE AMBULANCE AND THAT IN ITSELF IS CHALLENGING TO PROVIDE CARE FOR THAT LONG AND ALSO IT'S HARD ON THE PATIENT 26))
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Officials expect to transport about a hundred patients a year using the jet, and they say most insurance companies will cover the costs. The new service is expected to begin this summer.
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Stocks closed down for the day, and for the first quarter of the year. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow fell 24 points today. Nasdaq dropped six points.
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[D-Day-Donation]


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The Overlord arch from the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford may be coming soon to a convenience store near you.

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Members of the Bonsack Ruritan Club are making banks shaped like the arch to collect donations for the D-Day Memorial Foundation. The Marines came up with the design and then asked the club to make them small enough to distribute throughout the community.
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The Bonsack Club wants to hear from you, if you're interested in putting an arch in your business. Rader says the banks should start appearing in local stores within the next month.
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[Lottery-Winner]


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The winner of the 239-million-dollar MegaMillions jackpot is already lucky. Now he or she is about to become famous as well.
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The Virginia Lottery announced today that someone has claimed last month's Mega Millions jackpot.
Officials were validating the ticket today, and tomorrow, the mysterious millionaire will be revealed.
The ticket was sold in Stephens City, near Winchester, and is the world's second-largest single-ticket win.
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Coming up on the Big 7 - Bonnie Henrickson was back in Blacksburg today and talking with News 7 sports -

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And the Roanoke Express has a new lease on life for the playoffs, and just maybe a new lease on its future in the star city.
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There is a four way tie for second place in the ECHL's Southern Division and the Express has put itself in position to reach the post season for an 11th straight season . Steve Mason says the playoffs aren't the only icey-hot issue coming down to the wire.
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((The Express controls its own destiny. Wins Friday and Saturday and the team makes the playoffs. Despite working around the clock, Express General manager Chris Pollock does not have his teams luxury when it comes keeping the team in Roanoke. ((CHRIS POLLOCK/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:)) ((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER HEAD OF FACILITIES:))
Boyd is referring to the permission the NBA, which has exlcusive Roanoke Civic Center advertising rights, must give to allow the Express to use vacated ad space. There is also the question of new ownership. Two potential ownership groups, who remain nameless are interested in buying the Express. ((POLLOCK:))
Boyd confirmed Wednesday that the president of the United Hockey League, who has a team at the Richmond Coliseum, spoke to her about putting a team in the Roanoke Civic Center recently.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:THE DEADLINE FOR TEAMS TO LET THE ECHL KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE CITY, MOVE TO ANOTHER CITY, OR GO DORMANT WAS ORGINALLY SET FOR APRIL FIRST, BUT THE LEAGUE HAS MOVED THAT DEADLINE TO NEXT MONDAY, GIVING THE EXPRESS AND THE RONAOKE CITY A FEW MORE DAYS TO GET THE DEAL DONE. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))

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Bonnie Henrickson was back on campus today trying to get her house in order both literally and figuratively. She paused long enough to talk with Travis Wells about her sudden move to the Midwest.
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JMU appears all but ready to name its new head basketball coach but is the coach ready for JMU.
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Several sources on campus in Harrisonburg tell News 7 sports that Matt Doherty, for former North Carolina and Notre Dame boss, is the man. But Doherty is still deciding whether or not to take the job. JMU had hoped to announce the hiring by week's end.
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[Triplets]


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'It's a boy' times three for one Dublin couple, who became the parents of a rare set of identical TRIPLETS.
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Anderson, Bay and Campbell Moore were born yesterday morning, weighing a little more than three pounds each. Their parents, Michael and April say they didn't use any fertility drugs, and in fact the hardest part of the birth may have been just getting to the hospital.
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((MICHAEL AND APRIL MOORE: ONCE WE GOT ON 581 WE PASSED A SHERIFF'S TROOPER AND THEY PULLED UP BESIDE US AND I ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND SAID I GOT TRIPLETS, MY WIFE'S IN LABOR HERE 03 AND WE NEED TO GO AND THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND WERE LIKE GO, GO!))
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Only one in 8-thousand women give birth to triplets each year, and doctors say the odds are even greater for IDENTICAL triplets. The Moores also have a 2-year-old son, Riley. THEY say the odds of having another child are zero to none.
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A proud Galax mom is waiting for her son to return home from Iraq. He has served his tour of duty and is waiting to head home, but the says he Army can't seem to find enough planes to bring him back. Now the family is starting to wonder why not. We'll have the story tonight on News 7 at 6.