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That survey device may be a radar gun. Coming up on NEWS 7: police pose as construction workers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a state commission's been working on the railroad as a means of reducing traffic on the nation's highways.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, Tech football media day is today and the Hokies have a short but eventful history with the Terps, an Angel wins Al MVP honors
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and Joe Gibbs intercepts criticism over his Redskins 3 and 6 start to the 2004 season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Cloudy, cool conditions for now so it may be a good time to review winter driving hints before it gets nasty and cold. That's our WeatherSchool topic tonight.
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[ANCHOR=JEan 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((IN A PERFECT CONDITION, WE WOULDN'T BE WRITING A SINGLE TICKET, BECAUSE EVERYBODY WOULD BE DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S NOT THE CASE TODAY.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


A warning to motorists in central Virginia ... slow down when you drive through a construction zone.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That person you think is a V-DOT worker along the road ... might be a cop instead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Sometimes all the warning signs and flashing yellow lights in the world just don't work.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Drivers continue to speed through highway work zones.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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So area police are resorting to more ingenious methods to get people to slow down.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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Highways can be a risky place ... and when a major roadway is also your office, the dangers multiply.
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((PAULA JONES/VDOT: WHAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN A LOT OF TIMES IS IT BECOMES DRIVER INATTENTION BECAUSE THEY'RE LOOKING AT ALL THE OTHER EXCITING THINGS AND NEW THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, AND IT ENDS UP BEING THAT THEIR FATE AND THE FATE OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE IN THEIR HANDS.))
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With his white hard hat and orange safety vest, Lynchburg police officer Doug Childress looked like your average construction worker.
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But the only equipment he was working was a laser-target radar gun ... as he nabbed unsuspecting motorists speeding through this work zone on Route 460 ... unaware of any police presence.
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((DOUG CHILDRESS/LYNCHBURG POLICE UNTIL THEY GET CLOSE AND ESPECIALLY WITH THIS VEHICLE, THEY DON'T REALIZE IT'S A POLICE VEHICLE, AND IT MAY BE THAT WE'LL BE OPERATING USING MORE CLANDESTINE VEHICLES, UNMARKED NON-POLICE VEHICLES IN ORDER TO WORK RADAR OUT OF IT.))
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In just a few hours this morning, Lynchburg and Campbell County officers wrote a dozen tickets ... some for more than 15 miles an hour over the limit. [Standup 11:10:59] ((The idea behind this effort was not to get motorists to slow down today, but every other time they travel through a construction zone in the future... not knowing whether that man in the hardhat might also be wearing a badge.))
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((DOUG CHILDRESS: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT CONSTRUCTION ZONES WE'RE GOING TO BE AT, SO JUST BE MINDFUL WHEN YOU ENTER A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND IT TELLS YOU REDUCE SPEED, REDUCE SPEED BECAUSE YOU JUST DON'T KNOW.))
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But you have been warned.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Hardy-Road]


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The pollution problem at the Hardy Road Trailer park has been fixed for now.
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A spokesman for the State Department of Environmental Quality says the owner of the trailer park capped the discharge pipe last week. State and federal government officials contend partially- treated waste from the sewage lagoon had been flowing into a creek that feeds the Roanoke River and ultimately empties into Smith Mountain Lake. Trailer Park owner D-J Cooper apparently capped the pipe sometime last week, though he did not return our calls to confirm that. He reportedly had the lagoon partially pumped, as well. Because 22 trailers are still connected to the sewage treatment lagoon, though, it is unclear whether pumping the pond and capping the pipe bring his operation into compliance with the clean water act.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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It's been debated, studied, and even voted on, but the future of Victory Stadium is still in doubt.
So tonight the public has another chance to have its say.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is live at Lucy Addison Middle School where tonight's forum will take place. Justin, when does it begin?
Jean, it gets underway at seven and will last three hours.
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[SUPER=@justin1]
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It's unclear how many people may show up tonight but a similar forum last year at the Civic Center attracted about three hundred people.
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This one is the first and only public hearing the Victory Stadium citizen's committee plans to hold before making a recommendation to city council next spring.
What members want to hear is whether the public wants to renovate the 63 year old structure or build a new stadium.


Many feel last May's city council election proved a majority of residents want to keep Victory Stadium.
But since then, there has been a major flood and just last week several sections had to be blocked because they were deemed unsafe.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


So it will be interesting to see if those recent events have changed anyone's mind.
Tonight's forum here at Lucy Addison will run until 10 o'clock. Those who wish to speak sign up at the door and will be limited to just three minutes.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Microwave;]


Jean, if you are unable to attend, we of course will have a full report tonight at 11.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Some Franklin County residents say plans for an airport landed on them like a ton of bricks.
How they'll fight the project when News 7 returns.
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Plus we'll go inside Roanoke's new elementary school to see how the building itself can teach kids a lesson.
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[1st-Wx]
[Rail-Service]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

When it comes to solving Virginia's transportation needs trains don't usually top the solution list.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

But a commission appointed by Governor Mark Warner says putting steam back in the railroad industry is the right answer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon has more on the group's recommendations. Keith and Jean, The number of tractor trailers traveling interstates like 81 is expected to double over the next ten years.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
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That's an increase that has to be addressed. And a state commission believes a partnership with one of the oldest modes of transportation might solve the problem.


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((Interstate 81 was designed to handle a traffic flow made up of 15- percent tractor trailers. But today 40- percent of the vehicles using the interstate are heavy trucks. To alleviate the problem, the state Rail Commission recommends helping rail lines near the 81- corridor increase their capacity-- getting more trucks off the highway and more people into passenger trains.
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((SHARON BULOVA: THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF WIN- WIN SITUATIONS WHERE BY ENTERING INTO PARTNERSHIPS WITH RAIL WE'RE ABLE TO HAVE A SUCCESS FOR THEM AND WE'RE ALSO ABLE TO SEE SUCCESSES FOR US AS FAR AS RELIEVING CONGESTION, INCREASING CAPACITY ON ROADS.))
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The Commission also recommends starting the TransDominion Express. A rail line that would link Southwest Virginia to Richmond and Washington with stops in Lynchburg and Charlottesville.
The problem is long term rail- funding over the next 20- years is estimated at more than eight billion dollars- a price the commission suggests would be more manageable if the private and public sectors worked together.
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((WHIT CLEMENT: WE'VE GOT MONEY FOR HIGHWAYS, FOR AIRPORTS, THE PORT AUTHORITY AND MASS TRANSIT, BUT WE DO NEED SOME WAY TO GET RAIL'S FOOT IN THE DOOR. I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN BEGIN THAT PROCESS THIS WINTER.))
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The commission does not suggest how the state should fund its suggestions.
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Keith and Jean, The General Assembly will consider the commission's recommendations during this upcoming session.


[Franklin-Airport]


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The people who may be MOST affected by a new airport in Franklin County say they'll do everything in their power to fight it.
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County officials recently announced plans to build a general aviation airport near Colonial Turnpike and Patti Road. But, the 18-residents whose property will be affected want to know why they weren't consulted.
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((JIM POWELL/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: IT APPEARS TO ME THAT A FAN CLUB PREVAILED UPON THE SUPERVISORS, THEIR CRONIES IN THE SUPERVISORS, AND THEY IN TURN, JUST WENT AHEAD AND DROPPED IT ON US, UNSUSPECTING,))
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County officials say they were only following federal guidelines.
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((BONNIE JOHNSON/FRANKLIN CO. ASST. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO THINK ABOUT THAT IN THIS SCIENTIFIC PROCESS. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO FIND AN AIRPORT SITE THAT WILL SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND THE REGION AS A GENERAL AVIATION SITE.))
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The county says it is willing to work with the residents, as it continues the airport process.
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[Kaine]


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At least half of Virginia's un-insured are people who work for small businesses. Something Lieutenant Governor, Tim Kaine hopes to change.
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Today Kaine visited a small business in Richmond to talk about his recommendations for more affordable health care. Kaine, along with a bi- partisan panel, want to create an insurance pool that would allow small businesses to get cheaper rates. The group also suggests offering tax credits of 500- dollars for every insured worker.
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((TIM KAINE: WE WANT MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING TO BE INSURED. WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER ON SMALL BUSINESSES TO AFFORD INSURANCE AND WE WANT TO RELIEVE THEM OF SOME OF THE BURDENS AND ANXIETIES OF HAVING TO BE EXPERTS IN A VERY COMPLICATED AREA WHEN THEY'RE MORE INTEREST IN JUST RUNNING THEIR BUSINESS AND RUNNING IT WELL.))
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The group's suggestions will be turned into legislation and presented to the General Assembly this January.
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[Stocks]


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Concern about a surge in inflation deflated investors' interest in stocks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 63 points today.
The NASDAQ lost 15.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[RAMS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is the first brand new public elementary school in Roanoke City in 30 years- and it's state of the art.
Today a look inside- at what makes the new Roanoke Academy of Math and Science different than most schools.
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((YOU HAVE YOUR DISPLAY CASES HERE AND STRAIGHT AHEAD IS THE MEDIA CENTER.
Bright is a good way to describe the new Roanoke Academy and Math and Science-
Just about everywhere you look-
from inside the media center.
to windows in the gymnasium-
the school is bright and wide open- but there is much more behind the design- DAVID BANDY/ARCHITECT: WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS TO CREATE A BUILDING THAT WOULD ALLOW TEACHERS TO TEACH FROM NOT JUST IN.
And that's exactly what architect David Bandy has done-
Exposed trusses in the cafeteria are meant to help students understand how they work.
Walls and windows designed in geometric shapes will help teach math skills-
And an outdoor science area will allow students to harvest plants and keep birdhouses. DORIS ENNIS/SUPREINTENDENT: THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKES THE LEARNING REAL AND COME ALIVE FOR THE STUDENTS.
It's hard to imagine seeing a window like this in a school- but this is the art room.. what will be a real working studio.
In the math room teachers can use the smart board- that allows them to access anything on the internet and send it to student computer stations. TONI BELTON: THE TECHNOLOGY IS JUST PHENOMENOAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE WILL BE IN THOSE ROOMS.
Students will start in the new school after Christmas break. OH IT'S GOING TO BE WONDERFUL THEY DESERVE IT. THEY DESERVE IT.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The school cost 10 point eight million dollars- coming in UNDER budget. Administrators say it should be ready for the move at Christmas break.

[Trenor-Funeral]


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Leo Trenor (TREH-ner) was a successful businessman, and a strong supporter of the Republican party. Today, his love of vintage automobiles was also evident, as friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.
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Trenor died unexpectedly Thursday.
He was remembered today during a funeral service at Oakey's Salem Chapel.
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Trenor was president of the Cranky T's Model T Club. The funeral procession included ten touring cars, plus the pickup that carried his casket.
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((JERRY STUMP/TRENOR FAMILY FRIEND: TWO DAYS BEFORE HE WENT IN FOR SURGERY, HE WAS WORKING ON A MODEL T ENGINE, AND IT WAS ALWAYS SORT OF A CHALLENGE FOR HIM TO SEE HOW FAST HE COULD MAKE ONE GO, HOW SMOOTH HE COULD, AND OUTPERFORM EVERYONE ELSE, SO IT WAS A WONDERFUL PASSION.))
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Trenor was co-owner of Anchor Sales. The procession passed by his business on the way to Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
Friends described the funeral procession as a fitting tribute that Leo Trenor would have loved.
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[Sports tease]


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Joe Gibbs talks about his 3 and 6 Redskins, the American League names an Angel MVP
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and 11 years ago, the rivalry got riled up between the Hokies and the Terrapins, more form Blacksburg coming right up.
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[S-Hokies]


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The underdog Terps are coming to town on Thursday looking to knock Tech out of first place in the ACC. Mike Stevens has the "Tale of the Tape" for this heavyweight battle.
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((While he could do without the extra curricular Beamer desperately needs an inspired effort against a desperate Maryland team that is more than capable of winning. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Starting safety Vincent Fuller who dislocated his shoulder against North Carolina will play and start on Thursday. ((VINCENT FULLER:)) Kickoff is set for 7:45. The game is a complete sellout - all 65 thousand 115 tickets have been sold. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))



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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Former UVa star and now Atlanta rookie Matt Schaub will most likely miss the Cavs game Saturday at Georgia Tech. His Falcons are in New York to play the Giants. Schaub has played in two games behind Michael Vick but has made gains in practice.
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[S-Skins]


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The Redskins are 3 and 6, a far cry from Joe Gibbs first run in Washington
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Sunday vs. Bengals; :00]

where he started OH and 5. But the winner of three Super Bowls has not lost heart.
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[S-Soccer]


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The ODAC men's soccer post season awards are out. Roanoke College freshman goalkeeper and Blacksburg product Austin Rose in your rookie of the year.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Maroons head coach Scott Allison is the co coach of the year in the ODAC. Coach Allison has led Roanoke to the conference title three of the past four years and a trip to the NCAA tourney for the third time in recent years. Allison has been named coach of the year three times since 2001.
Former Blacksburg star Elliott Stallings also made the all ODAC team with a team high 23 points.
Patrick Henry standout Donny Smith joins Stallings on the first team as a defender.
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Lacrosse and now soccer star Chris Keating also made the first team and Dave DeMello was a second team selection at mi dfield.