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It started out as a suspected arson and the case of two missing people. Now it may be a case of murder suicide in Giles County.
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why some phone rates may be going up.
Plus the first in a series of reports on drug problems in Southwest Virginia.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - fighting is in, but so is punishment. Clemson and South Carolina get bowled over tonight,
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and the series dates back to 1895 - but this year the stakes are higher than ever in the Tech-UVa game. Steve Mason with the first of our weeklong reports from Charlottesville when we return.
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Getting ready for some holiday travel with a rainy forecast. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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A new twist in the case of two missing people.
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Authorities now believe they're investigating a murder suicide.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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And I'm Keith Humphry .
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Susan Daniels and Niklan Jones have been missing since last Thursday when Daniels' home was destroyed by fire.
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Authorities first thought they were dealing with a case of arson, but it's gotten a lot more complicated.
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Myranda Stephens is in Giles County with tonight's new developments.
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Another local serviceman has been killed in Iraq- this time a marine from martinsville.
The Pentagon says Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed Friday "as a result of enemy action" in the Al Anbar province.
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The 22-year-old Marine was a graduate of Laurel Park High School.
Brown was one of three Virginians whose deaths were announced today.
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[Meador]


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Roanoke County Police are investigating the death of a retired officer, who apparently took his own life at the County's Public Safety Center.
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Riley Meador had kept in contact with co-workers after he left the department in 2002, and he stopped by to visit Saturday evening.
Meador excused himself to a restroom where investigators believe he shot himself.
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Meador was involved in a shooting incident during a traffic stop in July 2001, but officials say he was well- liked by co-workers, and gave no indication he was contemplating suicide.

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Some phone rates could be going up in rural parts of Virginia. Today the State Corporation Commission today heard arguments for and against Verizon's proposal to raise rates.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon was there and joins us with more. Jean, Verizon says it's operated below cost in rural regions for the past decade
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but can no longer afford to do so and remain competitive. It's competitors however, argue Verizon can't always have its cake and eat it too.
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Montgomery County resident Irene Leech was one of 13 citizens who spoke against Verizon's proposal. The company wants to increase its rates in rural regions by ten percent every year until reaching an increased price ceiling -something Verizon says is necessary in this competitive age of cell phones and e-mail.
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But competitors fear rural expansion won't be an option if Verizon uses an increase in revenues to lower rates in cities where there's more competition.
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((ROBERT KEANE: THEY HAVE ALL THE FLEXIBILITY IN THE MARKETPLACE THAT WE HAVE FUNDAMENTALLY WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETING FOR CUSTOMERS SO WE'RE NOT SURE WHY WE WOULD WANT TO LOOSEN THEM, IN TERMS OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT THEY'RE UNDER.)) [RUNS12]
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The hearing will continue tomorrow.
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Jean, a decision on the matter is expected by the end of the year.

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A Roanoke elementary school will be closed tomorrow.
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Fishburn Park Elementary will be closed while a broken water line is repaired.
The school's expected to reopen Wednesday with a previously- scheduled two-hour early dismissal.
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What started as a way to keep soldiers awake has become Virginia's fastest growing drug problem.
The first in a series of reports on Methamphetamine when News 7 returns.
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Plus winds of change blow at a Southside factory... a few months after a tornado nearly destroyed it.
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State officials are starting to zero in on the region's newest and some say... biggest problem-- Methamphetamine.
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An illegal drug that's suddenly popping up all over Southwestern Virginia.
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[Up to Speed Animation] In her first of three reports... New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at the problem and gets us.. up to speed.
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((Meth... crank... snort... crystal... ice.... or speed... whatever you call the drug it's here.

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((TOMMY GAUTIER: METH IS THE DRUG OF CHOICE RIGHT NOW. MARIJUANA AND STUFF LIKE THAT... WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST.))

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Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that stimulates the brain. Doctor's say it's more addictive then heroin. Meth's the fastest growing drug problem in Virginia right now. By September police had already found 61 meth labs this year... double the number found a year ago. But most alarming to officials... more than 75-percent of those labs are in the New River Valley and far Southwest Virginia.

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Meth was first made during World War II by Nazi Chemists to help keep their soldiers awake. Factory workers at the time even used it to increase production. It soon became illegal in the U.S. By the 80's meth was an epidemic on the west coast. And it's slowly made its way here. An undercover drug agent in Southwest Virginia who can not be identified says meth is sweeping across our region.

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((DRUG AGENT: MOST OF THE THINGS THAT I AM SEEING IS METH LABS AND STUFF THAT IS ACTUALLY BEING MADE IN THE NEW RIVER. THOUGH I'M QUITE SURE THERE'S STILL SOME COMING FROM OUTSIDE THE AREA.)) [RUNS:04]
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Agents say plenty of Meth still comes into the US -- and Virginia -- from Mexico, but more and more people are making it themselves in meth labs like this one found in a hotel room in Giles County.

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The labs are highly explosive because of the types of chemicals that go into making meth.

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: AND A LAB CAN BE ANYWHERE.. IN A DUFFEL BAG... A CAR... A MOTEL ROOM... EVEN RIGHT NEXT DOOR. POLICE ARRESTED SEVERAL PEOPLE FOR MAKING METH OUT OF THIS HOME LAST SPRING. IT SITS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN NARROWS.... WITH NEIGHBORS ON ALL SIDES. )) [RUNS:14]
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Once police find a lab.. taxpayers are left with a costly cleanup bill, anywhere from 3 to 5 thousand dollars each time. And police say the labs found this year.. are just the tip of the problem. They suspect many more people are out there making and using the drug.

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And as we'll see tomorrow, getting hooked on meth is usually the start to a downhill slide that is difficult to stop.

Rachel DePompa, News 7.))
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[Robertson]


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Danville police have arrested a former star athlete on drug and weapons charges. They're holding 25 year old Julius Tyrone Robertson on a half million dollar bond.
Officers say they answered a domestic disturbance call at Danville motel to find drugs, a gun, and a large amount of money in the room.
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Robertson was a standout football player at George Washington High School. Robertson also played for the Buffalo Bills in 2001.
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The owner of a Bedford County trailer park has pleaded "not" guilty to federal charges of violating the Clean Water Act.
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D-J Cooper was indicted last month for ongoing sewage problems at the Hardy Road Trailer Park he's owned for nearly forty years.
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State and federal authorities cited Cooper for problems with his sewage lagoon more than 270 times over a two-year period.
Cooper reportedly has capped the sewage discharge pipe and is now pumping it out and hauling to a local treatment center.
His trial is scheduled for March.
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A slight drop in oil prices helped lift the markets late in the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 32- and a half points.
The NASDAQ rose nearly 15.
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Nearly two-months after a tornado hit Henry County, business is nearly back to normal at one hard-hit company.
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As Susan Bahorich tells us- C-P Films is repairing the damage and moving forward.
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(( Trees are down, overhangs twisted and work is ongoing ((nats up)) ... but things at CP Films have come a long way.
This was the scene mid-September when a twister ripped through the plant. CP Films lost several small buildlings and sustained damage to its roof and ceilings...

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((ROBERT HATCHETT, MECHICAL ENGINEER: WE HAD A STORAGE BARN THAT WAS PICKED UP AND DROPPED THROUGH THIS SECTION HERE AND DROPPED ONTO THE OTHERSIDE OF THE CURBING...)) [RUNS:09]
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*THAT* section is repaired now and work is moving forward, but the process is slow.

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((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: WITH REPAIRS STILL GOING ON, BILLS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN. OFFICIALS SAY DAMAGES FROM THE TORNADO ARE ANYWHERE FROM FIVE TO TEN-MILLION DOLLARS.)) [RUNS:09] [OUTQ.. million dollars.]
Among other things- that money is going to patching rooves that had "storm-made" skylights and repairing "soggy" offices.

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Nearly 40-employees are still out of their offices and forced to share space, but company officials hope to have everyone in their rightful place by Christmas. SB, News 7, Henry County.))

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Coming up tonight in sports - a week long reports on the 86th meeting between Tech and UVa begin tonight.
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And on the same day that Lou Holtz retires, the fallout from Saturday's fight involving his team and Clemson gets serious in the Palmetto State.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia enter Saturday's one o'clock meeting at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg both nationally ranked for the first time since 1999. Steve Mason visited with the Cavaliers today as rivalry week began.
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The Hokies got a huge commitment today from one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation. Ike Whitaker, a six-four 200 pounder from Germantown, Maryland picked the Hokies over Florida, Maryland, Clemson and West Virginia. He has 27 TD passes this season.

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Tech and UVa picked up a couple of spots in the new BCS Standings that were released this afternoon.
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[GO TO BCS APRISA] The top 4 spots remain unchanged, but you can see that Miami jumps to number 9, while the Hokies are now 14 and UVa 17th. If all three end up tied for first in the Conference - the team with the highest ranking in the BCS will represent the league in the Sugar Bowl.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers and Pistons weren't the only ones fighting over the weekend, and they are not the only ones getting punished. This ridiculous brawl in last Saturday's Clemson - South Carolina has prompted Clemson administrators tonight to remove themselves from consideratioon for a bowl game. Clemson has decided to punish its players by turning down a bowl game. South Carolina is expected to do the same. By the way, Lou Holtz retired today.
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It's been a big couple of days for ACC basketball. UVa knocked off number 10 Arizona last night. And today Wake Forest was voted number 1 in the new top 25 poll. It's the first time ever the Demon Deacons have been at the top.
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