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A rough day at Virginia Tech- -one without water or electricity... or classes!
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

And caught in the act of shoplifting. We'll see when, how and who's doing it.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - UVa's Craig Littlepage makes a power play. We'll check in with the top high school football player in the state.
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[VO-NAT]

And Jeff Gordon looks for a repeat performance in the Subway 500 this weekend at Martinsville.
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[WX-Head]
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The forecast cycle is more cloudy than sunny. Patches of drizzle as well. Detail ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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A water main break pulls the plug on 19 buildings at Virginia Tech.
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Classes were canceled. But the lights are back on tonight, and the water is flowing where it should be.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Tech-Power]
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Workers labored through the night and into today to repair the damage.
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Though many classes were cancelled, power was restored late this afternoon.
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Joe Dashiell is on campus tonight. Joe is everything getting back to normal?
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(adlib The inconvenience is over.)

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[Police-Chase]


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A 30-mile high-speed chase ended in Roanoke last night without injury.
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The car was reportedly clocked at 110 miles an hour on Interstate-81. By the time it was over four women in their 20's were in custody. State and County Police had joined Christiansburg officers. And 17-hundred dollars worth of stolen merchandise was recovered.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Barry O'Rourke/Christiansburg Police Department; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Carpentieri/State Police Spokesman; :57]
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[OUT Q=suffered flat tires.]

(([2:36:15] ((YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE A PURSUIT'S GOING TO END UP.)) [RUNS:02] It began at Sears in the New River Valley Mall. The four women were allegedly shoplifting. The store manager followed them outside and got enough of a description of their Mitsubishi and its temporary tag to call police. A Christiansburg officer immediately spotted the vehicle on Peppers Ferry Road and gave chase, all the way to I-581 in Roanoke at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour. Captain Barry O'Rourke is still reviewing what happened, but he's not ready to second guess the officers. [2:37:37] ((I THINK THESE GUYS DID WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS RIGHT, AND THEY WERE IN THE VEHICLE.)) [RUNS:05] O'Rourke introduced us to the Stinger, or Stop Stick, a device riddled with spikes designed to deflate the tires of a fleeing suspect's vehicle. [2:37:00] ((IT DEFINITELY SLOWS THEM DOWN.)) Though State Police twice deployed the "stop stick" in this instance, it's unclear whether it worked on the Mitsubishi Mirage they targeted. [2:08:15 Carpentieri - last night] ((THE SUSPECT VEHICLE MISSED THE STOP STICKS, BUT WE HAD TWO PRIVATE CITIZEN'S VEHICLES STRIKE THE STOP STICKS AND ONE CHRISTIANSBURG VEHICLE STRIKE THE STOP STICKS, AND THEY ALL SUFFERED FLAT TIRES.)) [RUNS:12]))
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[V/O-NAT] The State Police spokesman believes the Mirage was simply forced off the road. The trooper who deployed the device, says it worked.
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In the course of our discussion about the wisdom of a high-speed chase in pursuit of shoplifting suspects, Captain O'Rourke pointed out two Christiansburg police officers have been killed by shoplifting suspects.
[SHOPLIFTING]
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Shoplifting happens all the time- It's so prevelant that many stores have in house security officers to catch criminals.
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Some stores even have cameras meant to keep an eye on shoppers- and a handle on shoplifters.
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[SUPER=01-Adam Smith/Hecht's Loss Prevention Manager;]
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[Super=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Mall Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Liz Landry/Leatherhous;]
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(( Surveillance video captures what appears to be a shoplifter in action. This man walks into the Hechts at Valley View Mall- puts items into a shopping bag- and appears to walk out without paying. ADAM SMITH/HECHTS LOSS PREVENTION MANAGER: AND ACTUALLY HAD A CAR OUSTIDE HE TOOK OFF RUNNING AND WE COULDN'T CATCH HIM AT THAT TIME.
Hecht's loss prevention manager Adam Smyth says the suspect 's done it numerous times.
It's typical for a shoplifter. Many are repeat offenders. Some go store to store taking thousands in merchandise. JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7; BELIEVE IT OR NOT MOST SHOPLIFTERS ARE WOMEN. MANY WORK IN GROUPS AND MOST GO FOR HIGH TICKET ITEMS LIKE LEATHER JACKETS THAT CAN BE RESOLD.LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEYVIEW MALL: IF THEY'RE GONNA SHOPLIFT ADN THEY'RE GONNA GABMLE THEY'RE TAKE HIGH TICKET ITEM
Jewely and clothing are also popular items for shoplifters.
Hechts uses ink tags on clothing, cable cords attached to leather jacketts and a sophisticated surveillence system to tray and catch criminals. ADAM SMITH/HECHT'S MANAGER: WE STAY PRETTY STEADY. I'D SAY INT HE COURSE OF THE YEAR ANYWHERE FROM 250 TO 350 SHOPLIFTERS WE CATCH A YEAR OUT OF THIS STORE.
Many Smaller stores count on employees-
At the Leatherhouse, the high level of customer service actually helps curb theft. LIZ LANDRY/LEATHERHOUS: WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH A ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY'RE COMFORTABLE BUT IT ALSO HELPS TO PREVENT SHOPLIFTING BY MAKING THEM AWARE WE'RE IN THE STORE AND WE'RE THERE TO HELP them.))
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Store managers say the Back to School time and Christmas are when they see the most shoplifting.

[Church-vandals]


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The two men who vandalized a century-old Black church last January have each been ordered to serve roughly two years in prison and pay 38-hundred dollars apiece in fines and restitution.
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This resolves the federal civil rights charges stemming from the damage at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Zachary Lee Bryant was sentenced today to serve 27 months in federal prison. Christopher Martin will do 21 months. The federal sentences are concurrent with any state time they pull.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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That means the federal charges did not add any time to their sentences.

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Some Virginia Universities want to pass up state money.
Still ahead on News 7, what they want in return.
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And more long lines at area flu shot clinics... even as the state and federal governments say more shots are on the way.
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[1st-Wx]
[Flu-Shots]

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More flu vaccine is on its way to the state. The Virginia Department of Health hopes to know this week how much Virginia will get --and when it will get here.
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Some seniors aren't taking any chances --they were willing to wait in line for hours today just to get the shot.
Lewis-Gale Clinic held it's first of six, mass vaccination clinics today.
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((REPORTER: WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE STILL PANICKING OVER THIS? ANN PECK/PATIENT; I DON'T KNOW LOOKS LIKE IF ANYTHING IS IN SHORT SUPPLY YOU WANT IT RIGHT NOW AFRAID YOU MIGHT NOT GET IT))
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All six planned clinics are only for Lewis-Gale clinic patients 65 and older.
Officials say they have enough to vaccinate more than 24-hundred people.
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((KATHY DEEL/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC; I TELL PEOPLE IF THEY ARE A HIGH RISK PATIENT THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THE VACCINE))
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U-S health officials announced today that Aventis Pasteur (pass-tour) will make 2-point-6 million more doses available in January.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic will hold its mass vaccinations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm --this week and next week.

[Mower-Death]


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Nearly six-months after their son was killed in a lawn mower accident, a Daleville couple is suing. Kristie and Ron Simmons are asking for six-million dollars.
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The couple's four-year-old son, Justin, was at the home of Orville and Roberta Reedy in April,
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when the riding mower Orville was driving rolled backwards over the child. The Reedy's along with M-T-D Products and Lowes Home Improvement Centers are named in the suit.
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((BRENT BROWN/SIMMONS' LAWYER: THEY ARE BRINGING THIS SUIT SO GREATER AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM WITH AWARENESS CAN BE BROUGHT TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=... this from happening again.]
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The suit states the manufacturer didn't adequately warn or instruct users to the hazards of the lawn mower. It also claims lack of supervision in the Reedy's yard contributed to Justin's death.
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[Stocks]


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Investigations in the insurance industry trumped strength in the tech sector and sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 59 points today.
The NASDAQ dropped 14.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Charter-Schools]
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Three Virginia colleges want to cut ties with the Commonwealth.
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The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and College of William and Mary want more flexibility in making decisions like setting the cost of tuition. The three schools have drafted a bill that would allow them to remain public while giving greater authority to their boards of visitors. Today William and Mary President Timothy Sullivan argued their case before the State Council of Higher Education.
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((TIMOTHY SULLIVAN/COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY PRESIDENT: THE OBJECTIVE BEING TO ALLOW THAT INSTITUTION TO MAXIMIZE ITS RESOURCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS STUDENTS BY HAVING INCREASED ADMINISTRATIVE FLEXIBILITY IN MAKING DECISIONS THAT AFFECT THE INSTITUTION ON THE CAMPUS RATHER THAN HAVING THE DECISIONS BEING MADE IN RICHMOND.))
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Representatives from George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth Universities voiced their concerns, but encouraged council to endorse the legislation. Their biggest fear is that the General Assembly will see granting charter status as a fix for under- funded higher education. Council has until mid- January to report its findings to the state legislature.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Craig Littlepage takes on some new responsibilities. Martinsville is ready to roll this weekend.
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And we'll head to the greater Richmond area tonight to check in with the number one rated high school football player in the state - Victor "Macho" Harris.
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[S-Subway]


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Nextel Cup drivers are at Martinsville this weekend for the Subway 500.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Jeff Gordon, who is third in the points race, tested recently at the half mile track. He is aware Dale Earnhardt Junior's appeal to get back the 25 points he lost was upheld yesterday and commented on whether or not those points could play a factor in who wins the title.
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The current points leader, Kurt Busch is up on Earnhardt Junior by 24 points and his steady performance all season has been his success formula as the season comes to an end.
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[S-Craig]


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College basketball practices began this past Saturday and today the NCAA announced that UVa athletic director -
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Craig Littlepage will be the chairman of the NCAA men's division one basketball committee for the 2005-06 school year.
As many of you know Littlepage was great player at Penn, and later was the head basketball coach at his alma mater and at Rutgers, as well as serving as an assistant at UVa, Yale and Villanova.
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[S-Macho]


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The Friday Football Extra coverage area is loaded with solid players and talented teams again this season, but the number one player in the state
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resides 15 miles east of Richmond. Victor Harris is a senior running back from Highland Springs - who is considered the best prospect to come out of the central region in the past 25 years.
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(( He has the boyish looks of a prep star, the moves of an accomplished college player and stats that look more like team totals than individual numbers. Already this season Harris has 17 hundred and 62 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns in seven games for the Highland Springs Springers. ((VICTOR HARRIS:)) Harris's nickname is Macho and he was a man amongst boys one week after he took an unofficial visit to Tech to watch the West Virginia game. Against Lee-Davis the six foot one, 190 pounder rushed for 416 yards and racked up a total of 575. He's narrowed his list of schools to Southern Cal, Miami, Michigan, UVa and Virginia Tech. ((VICTOR HARRIS:)) Harris took his first official visit to Southern Call this past weekend, likely won't pick his college until January. Frank Beamer has been on his recruiting trail from the start, and the Highland Springs connection to Virginia Tech is a strong one.)) ((VICTOR HARRIS:))
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More help is on the way for families in central Virginia who have lost their homes to fire or natural disaster.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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Victory Christian Fellowship church says it plans to build a second Victory House on its property along Leesville Road.
Victory House is a temporary shelter where entire families can stay up to three months rent-free while they put their lives back together.
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((KEN PARRISH/VICTORY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH PASTOR: WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO MOVE ON AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE OF COURSE. WE ALLOW THEM INITIALLY THIRTY DAYS AND AT THE END OF THAT THIRTY DAYS, WE REVIEW THEIR SITUATION. THEY HAVE UP TO NINETY DAYS TO STAY IN THIS HOUSE. WE'RE TAKING CARE OF THEM, WE PAY ALL OF THE UTILITIES, THEY DON'T PAY US ANYTHING AT ALL WHILE THEY'RE STAYING THERE. AND WE TAKE CARE OF THEM WHILE THEY GET THINGS BACK TOGETHER.))
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Parrish says Victory House served six families in its first year of operation ... and had to turn away the same number for lack of space.
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