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A spirited- -but emotional- -good-bye for troops heading to Iraq.
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And at least a temporary solution to the day of rest blunder in Richmond.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports former Hokie Ryan Stinnett of Amherst has advanced to the state am golf final. Coach K is still weighing his NBA options -

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and Tyler Lumsden is on the hill tonight in Salem pitching for the Warthogs.
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Your holiday weekend would not be complete without man-made AND natural fireworks. The complete weather story coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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The Marines of Charlie Company prepare to head out for Iraq, while family and friends brace themselves for a year of uncertainty.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

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110 Lynchburg-area Marine reservists were called to active duty last month.
This July Fourth weekend will be the last weekend they spend with their families for a year as they prepare for deployment overseas.
Central Virginia residents are making sure the Marines know their service is appreciated.
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Steve Smallshaw is at a Salute the Troops ceremony in Lynchburg and has more.
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New jobs are on the way to Roanoke County. Hanover Direct this week announced plans to consolidate its "Company Store" distribution operations in La Crosse, Wisconsin
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into its facility in Roanoke County. Consolidation is scheduled to take place over the next year. Sources say the shift will create more than 100 new jobs and a capital investment of more than one million dollars. Hanover Direct currently employs about 550 people at its fulfillment center on Hollins Road.
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Salem's loss will be Bedford County's gain, as two businesses and a community college find a new home in an old building.
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East Coast Fabricators and Rhino Coat are both owned by the same person. He wants to expand the two businesses and bring them under one roof.
In the next few months they'll be renovating the shell building that used to house the Bedford court system.
That's also where Central Virginia Community College is planning to expand.
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((SUE MONTGOMERY/BEDFORD CO. ECON. DEVELOPMENT: THE INTENTION WAS TO BRING BUSINESS HERE. AND AS WE BEGAN TO TALK WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ABOUT HAVING A PRESENCE IN THE BEDFORD COMMUNITY, THEY HAD LOOKED AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLACES AND WE WEREN'T SURE WE COULD BLEND THE TWO USES BUT WE FOUND A WAY TO WORK THAT OUT.)) ((DARRELL STAAT/CVCC PRESIDENT: YOU WANT TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, ALSO TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. IT MAKES A LOT OF DIFFERENCE TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHEN YOU'RE RIGHT THERE AS OPPOSED TO TWENTY MILES AWAY.))
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C-V-C-C plans to start classes in Bedford by next January.
The two metal fabricating businesses will bring about 15 new jobs to the area.
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A Patrick County company is expanding.
Hopkins Lumber Company will add 50 new jobs at its lumber and wood products manufacturing facility.
Virginia successfully competed with Kentucky and Tennessee for the project.

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Businesses throughout the state are breathing a sigh of relief. Today a Richmond judge blocked a new law that unintentionally gave weekend workers a day off.
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Meghan Muldoon was in the courtroom. She's at her post in the state Capital with details.
With the weekend coming up, the state's business community felt it had little choice but to take immediate action.


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Some employers say they were already receiving requests from employees for a day off.
But today's court order will put a stop to that, for now.
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((TIM MURTAGH/OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE CRISIS APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY AVERTED.)) [RUNS:05]
Virginia's biggest corporations, including Smithfield Foods and International Paper, asked for and received a 90-day injuction of the state's day of rest law.
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((HUGH KEOGH/VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: MY FEELING IS THAT THE GUN IS NO LONGER POINTED AT THE HEAD IN TERMS OF THE DISRUPTION ITS BACK IN THE HOLSTER AND WE HAVE 90 DAYS TO REGOUP AND DEAL WITH THIS.)) [RUNS:11]
Attorneys for the business community argued that the day of rest law is unconstitutional because it discriminates based on religion.
The judge reluctantly granted a stay but said that it is not the job of courts to correct the legislature's mistakes.
And he reserved the right to rescind the order at any time.
Still, employers consider it a victory.
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((BOB BROADDUS/ATTORNEY FOR VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: I THINK TODAY WAS A VERY HELPFUL DECISION AND WILL BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY.)) [RUNS:09]
But Virginia's Chamber of Commerce say the injuction only gets them to second base.
Even with the temporary reprieve, many are still saying the only way to hit a home run is for the General Assembly to step up to plate.
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The Chamber of Commerce says it will continue to push for a special session
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Keith, some, like the ACLU, believe that the law could be ruled unconstitutional therefore removing the need for lawmakers to come back.

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There are still a few rounds of work to be done, but Buena Vista's new golf course is just about finished.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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Plus federal regulations put several businesses on a collision course with a local airport.
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Five Blacksburg business near the Virginia Tech airport are going to have to move. That's because the federal government is threatening to take away funding if the airport doesn't tear down structures in a section of land around the runway. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa examines a turbulent situation.
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((QUICK NATS SHAMPOO...
Kim Lovern moved her beauty salon to South main street TWO months ago.

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She thought this spot was the perfect location, and was even getting used to this.
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planes always flying over head. But she never thought those planes would eventually take over her shop. The Virginia Tech-Montgomery Executive Airport has to create a runway protection zone. That includes this area of land along South main street where five business sit.

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA:STANDUP APPARENTLY THE ZONES BEEN IGNORED FOR YEARS BY THE TOWN. WITH BUSINESSES LIKE THESE POPPING UP. BUT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TOLD THE AIRPORT IT WOULD LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING IF IT DIDN'T CLEAR THIS ZONE.)) [RUNS:12]
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((MICHAEL ST. JEAN: THIS IS A CRITICAL AREA, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE AIRCRAFT ARE TRANSITIONING TO EITHER LAND OR TAKE OFF. AND IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE FAA LIKES TO KEEP THE AREA CLEAN OF HOMES OR BUSINESSES OR AREAS WHERE PEOPLE CAN CONGREGATE.)) [RUNS:14]
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Officials say they looked at several options, trying to minimize the impact to Blacksburg homes and business. They say this was "painfully" the best solution.

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The only good news for the business, they probably won't have to move for several years.

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Wait, and continue to cut hair, wash cars and pump gas. Until the negotiators show up and the plans to relocate finally take flight. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Cooking oil set a Roanoke house ablaze today.
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Firefighters responded to a home on Wilmont Avenue around 1:30. Four children were heating oil for french fries when the fire broke out. They all made it out safely. Officials say the fire caused about 20-thousand dollars of damage.
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A softer-than-expected jobs report sent Wall Street lower again. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 51 points.
NASDAQ fell nine.
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Buena Vista's new municipal golf course may not be ready for play quite yet,
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but starting tomorrow you can get some practice. Vista Links will open up its driving range tomorrow morning. The range features simulated greens with bunkers at measured distances, and three grass tee areas.
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((EDWARD ARMENTROUT/VISTA LINKS GENERAL MANAGER; THE ANXIETY OF OPENING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, EVERYONE CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT HERE, SO WE'RE HOPING WITH THE DRIVING RANGE OPENING TOMORROW PEOPLE CAN COME OUT HERE AND LOOK AROUND AND REALIZE THAT THIS GOLF COURSE IS SOMETHING TO SEE AND IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS.))
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Crews are still reseeding spots that have been washed away. The proshop and cart shed still has to be completed before opening. The 18 hole, Par-72 golf course is tentatively expected to open for play the end of next month.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Tyler Lumsden pitches tonight at Salem Memorial for the Warthogs. Still no word from Coach K,
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and the State Am final is all set for tomorrow as a Hokie takes on a Midshipman at the Roanoke Country Club.
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A few minutes ago, former Cave Spring and Clemson star Tyler Lumsden took the hill for the Winston-Salem Warthogs against the Salem Avalanche. Steve Mason caught up with Warthogs manager Nick Leyva at Salem Memorial Stadium, Steve.


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The Virginia State Amateur final is all set for tomorrow as a Hokie prepares to take on a Midshipman. Travis Wells sets the stage at the Roanoke Country Club.
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((Two players with Virginia Tech ties teed it up against each other in one semifinal. Close friends, rising Hokie sophomore Ryan Sypniewski of Radford and his former teammate from Amherst, Ryan Stinnett locked horns in a matchup that was tough on both.
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Stinnett bested Sypniewski 3 and 2 to advance to the final, finishing things off with this bunker shot at the 16th.
Ryan:
Navy grad Billy Hurley will join Stinnett on Saturday. The 22 year old took care of Martinsville's Keith Decker, the two time champion, 3 and 2.
Keith: Travis: Billy:
Saturday's 36 hole final begins at 8am. At the Roanoke Country Club, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))


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The NBA is calling Mike Krzyzewski's name, but the veteran college coach doesn't plan to answer until Monday at the earliest.
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Coach K has been offered the Lakers' head coaching position, but this afternoon one of his assistants Steve Wojciechowski said that Krzyzewski plans to mull the offer over with his family this weekend. Coach K has been at Duke 24 years. He is now 57 years old. Kobe Bryant says he would love to play for him.
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The men's semi-finals at Wimbledon were suspended by rain today before either one could be completed. Roger Federer and Andy Roddick are both ahead in their respective matches, which will now have to be completed tomorrow.