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Coming up on News 7- What police described as a "hostage situation" at a plant in Rocky Mount.
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Plus, Roanoke County Supervisors meet with residents for hours over a proposed regional jail. And, you can buy just about anything on E-Bay, including the supernatural.
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News 7 is next.

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Anxious moments tonight for employees of a company in Rocky Mount, as a former employee enters the plant with a gun.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young.

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No shots were fired and authorities say all the employees are safe and accounted for. But tonight officers are searching for the gunman.
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The incident happened around 7:45 when a man walked into the back of the NewBold plant on Weaver Street.
Employees scattered and some called 9-1-1 on their cell phones.
The town's tactical squad responded and searched the building, but the gunman escaped.
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Police describe the man as a disgruntled employee who was fired as recently as yesterday.
They have investigated at least one possible sighting, but at last report they had not apprehended him.
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[Regional-Jail]


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Roanoke County Supervisors made it public just two weeks ago.
Tonight, they're deciding whether to move forward with plans for a regional jail.
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Justin McLeod is outside the Roanoke County administration center. Justin is the discussion is still underway?

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A CIA memo indicates the situation in Iraq is deteriorating.
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The memo - from the outgoing CIA station chief in Baghdad - often contrasts sharply with the White House view of Iraq.
It says Iraqi forces are not effective enough at dealing with an increasingly violent insurgency and that the interim government has fallen short of projecting authority.
The memo DOES cite progress in Iraq...saying Iraqi security forces are increasing in size and skill - and that the political process is unfolding despite increasing violence.
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90 Marine Corps reservists based in Roanoke are preparing for active duty in Iraq.
The Marines say they're confident.
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((LANCE CPL. ALEX KALOUF/B COMPANY; I'VE SEEN THE PICTURES, HEARD THE STORIES AND THEY DON'T REALLY PHASE ME. I KNOW I'M CAPABLE OF DOING MY JOB AND I FULLY CONFIDENT IN THE CAPABILITIES OF THE MARINES AROUND ME AND THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS TO ME.))
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B Company will be activated after the first of the year.
Some will train at Camp Lejeune North Carolina, others in 29 Palms California before heading to Iraq.
They will be deployed for up to a year.
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The House wants to overhaul the nation's intelligence network.
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By a vote of 336-to-75, the body tonight voted to approve a measure that would combine, under one official, control of 15 spy agencies, intensify aviation and border security and allow more wiretaps of suspected terrorists.
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((REP. DAVID DREIER/R-CA: IT'S A GREAT WIN FOR OUR INTELLIGENCE EFFORT. IT'S A GREAT WIN FOR OUR QUEST TO ENSURE THAT WE SECURE OUR HOMELAND.))
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The bill would create a new national intelligence director, establish a counterterrorism center, set priorities for intelligence gathering and tighten U-S borders. The measure would implement the biggest change to U-S intelligence-gathering and analysis since the creation of the C-I-A. The Senate is expected to pass the bill tomorrow and send it to President Bush for his signature.
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[Pearl-Harbor]


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Veterans gathered today to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 63 years ago.
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The Navy held a memorial service aboard the U-S-S Arizona Memorial. Those attending observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a-m local time, the minute the attack began on December 7, 1941.

Some two-thousand Americans were killed. The USS Arizona suffered the highest number of casualties. More than a thousand of its crewmen remain entombed in the ship.
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It wasn't too long ago that law enforcement officials met in Southwest Virginia to address oxycontin abuse. Today they met in Richmond to talk about the ever growing problem of methamphetamine.
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Some 200 police officers, sheriffs and prosecutors learned what to look for and how to react when busting a meth lab.

The highly addictive drug is made of common household chemicals, but can be lethal if handled improperly.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED TO MANUFACTURE METH ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE, THEY ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND SO WHEN AN UNKNOWING FIREFIGHTER, FIRST RESPONDER OR POLICE OFFICER HIT A HOUSE OR APARTMENT BUILDING OR TRAILER AND THERE'S A METH LAB THERE IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore plans to introduce legislation next month that would create a uniform procedure for cleaning up meth labs.
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[Tech-ACC]


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The championship shirts are finally here.
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Sugar Bowl and ACC Championship tee shirts went on sale today at stores across our region. There are shirts, hats and banners, and shop owners say many more items are being made and are on the way. Hokie fans were crowding around the gear at the Tech bookstore this afternoon.
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((STEVE GLOSH: IT'S CAUSE OF THE INCREDIBLE OCCASION THAT WE COULDN'T PASS UP ON IT. TO LET OUR HOKIE FANS GET THERE MERCHANDISE BEFORE THEY WENT TO THE SUGAR BOWL... SO THEY COULD BE WELL DECKED OUT ON THEIR TRIP DOWN THERE.))
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Store owners say the merchandise is flying off the shelves and they're already having to reorder.
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Still ahead on News 7, why you won't see Salvation Army kettles at Target stores anymore... and how others are ringing in with help.
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And the race for an alcohol license at Vinton's off track betting parlor is over...
The state's decision next.
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Gamblers will soon be able to toast their winnings and drown their sorrows in Vinton.
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The state has approved a license to serve alcohol at the Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor.
The ruling announced today allows the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Critics had argued that the type of meals Colonial Downs sold in Vinton failed to meet state A-B-C requirements.
But the agency official who endorsed the license disagreed.
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Two teens who admitted to desecrating two Bedford County churches last summer will spend some time in juvenile detention.
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16-year-old Joshua Little and his 15-year-old brother Christopher pleaded guilty to nine charges today in circuit court.
The boys confessed to breaking into two Goode-area churches in August, spray-painting racial epithets and destroying property.
They apologized today for their crimes, and church members have already forgiven them.
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((REV. WILLIAM WATSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP THEM IN OUR PRAYERS. WE PRAY EACH DAY THAT THEY WILL MAKE PROGRESS AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO FORWARD WITH THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND GROW UP AND BE DECENT, GOOD YOUNG MEN AND GO BACK INTO SOCIETY AND LIVE A GOOD, CLEAN MORAL LIFE.))
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The brothers were given a ten-year suspended prison term but will likely spend 18 to 24 months in juvenile detention.
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A former Alleghany County magistrate will be spending some time of his own behind bars.
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27-year-old Jeremiah Walker was sentenced today to 60-days in jail after pleading No Contest to shooting at his childhood friend. In February, Walker and Christina Paxton left a Roanoke restaurant where they had drinks, when Walker suddenly began shooting at Paxton as she ran into her apartment. Walker's attorney says he has a drinking problem that apparently got out of control.
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The judge suspended six years of Walker's sentence and ordered him to three years of probation.

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Radford officially has a winner tonight.
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A recount today upheld all the winners from the November election for Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff. Democrat Chris Rehak beat Republican challenger Patrick Moore by just one vote. The race was a special election for a one year term. Both candidates plan to run again. A second recount also confirmed that Republican Mark Armentrout beat Democrat Terry Alley by 26 votes in the sheriff's race.
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Still ahead on News 7, how one boy's fear of a ghost turned into thousands of dollars on e-bay.
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And what you should know before winter weather puts your driving skills to the test.
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[Salvation-Bells]


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Salvation Army bells are ringing again this season.. but you won't hear them at Target stores.
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The chain is not allowing Salvation Army Kettles anymore.
That could hurt the local campaign. Last year local Target stores gathered the most donations.
Others businesses are helping out though.
Belk stores are holding a three day blitz where shoppers receive coupons for donating.
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((JONATHAN LEE/SALVATION ARMY: LUCKILY THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF US THEY'VE STEPPED UP TO HELP US.))
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Books a Million is also welcoming kettles for the first time.
As for Target, it's policy has always been not to allow solicitors. It actually made an exception for the Bell ringers in the past.
Target says it is not fair to say yes to one group while turning down others.
Target also says it supports the communities it serves by donating more than 2 million a week-
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In Roanoke, Target says it donated more than 15 thousand dollars just last month to area charities.


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I know it seems strange to talk about winter weather when highs are still in the 60s. But the new long term forecast is for colder temperatures so Brent Watts tries to keep it in the road as our winter weather series continues.
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Virginia Tech and Liberty tangle in an in state women's college basketball match up, high school hoops and the al ACC football team is loaded with Tech and UVa players,
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But first our extra point. Latrell Sprewell was suspended for one game by the NBA on Tuesday for yelling a sexual vulg
arity at a female fan during a game. The Minnesota Timberwolves swingman's comment to a heckler was picked up by a cour

tside microphone and could be heard on broadcasts of the team's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
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Lets start with college hoops and the ladies first. Virginia Tech made the trip to Lynchburg to battle the Liberty Flames.
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To the Vines center we go where Beth Dunkenberger and her Hokies were looking for win number 4 while Carey Green and his Flames had the same thing in mind.
The Flames would do it from long range here in the second half as Kristal Tharp rips rope from behind the three point line.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/66/Liberty/55;]The Hokies answer with a little three ball of their own as Carrie Mason...

no relation, snaps the twine to put Tech up 38-32.
Tech also went inside with some hustle as Kirby Copeland grabs the missed ball and hits, Tech wins 66-55.
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To the high school ranks where Blacksburg traveled up 81 to face Patrick Henry.
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We pick up the action in the third quarter. Nice ball movement from the Patriots and the ball ends up in the hands of Antonio Sweatt who buries the three ball from the right corner.
The same play, the other direction and this time Mark Grogan rips rope from the opposite corner, getting nothing but net.
[SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/76/Blacksburg/54;]Blacksburg's go to guy was John Bailey. The Patriots had a hard time stopp

ing him as he would score a team high 23 points on the night but PH wins 76-54 for the Patriots first win of the season.
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Former UVa head football coach George Welsh was inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame tonight.
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Welsh was a winner at both Navy and UVa where he inherited losing programs and turned them into winners. He was named ACC coach of the year 5 times and is still the winningest coach in the conference. And while he was often under appreciated - he's finally getting his due.
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The All-ACC football teams are out the first team quarterback is the Hokies Bryan Randall.
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He completed 149-of-268 passes for just under 2000 yards this season along with a career-high 19 touchdowns. Randall also rushed for 466 yards and three scores. He is Tech's all-time leader in consecutive starts by a quarterback, total offense and passing yards. Plus, he is a class act. Not once last year when Marcus Vick forced him to the sideline did he ever complain about anything.
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The senior from Williamsburg is a finalist for the Dudley Award, which will be announced Wednesday night, and one of the frontrunners for the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, which will be released at the end of the week. He also is in New York tonight picking up an $18 thousand dollar post graduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation and College hall of fame.
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His older brother Brandon played basketball at Hampden-Sydney where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
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He is joined on the first team by linebacker Darryl Tapp, a junior from Chesapeake. He was the leading vote-getter among defensive linemen in the league. Also on the first team from the Hokies is place kicker Brandon Pace. He was 21-for-26 on field goals and his 105 points leave him three away from a new school single-season mark for kickers. The final first team selection from Tech is cornerback Jimmy Williams - who has four interception this season including one he returned for a TD.
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Jim Davis, Jeff King and Jon Dunn earned second team honors. Four Hokies - Vinny Fuller, Jimmy Martin, Will Montgomery and Jonathan Lewis were honorable mention picks.

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UVa put five players on the ACC first team.
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Leading the way is senior offensive guard Elton Brown who is also a recipient of the Jacobs blocking trophy, which goes to the conference's best blocker.
Alvin Pearman was named first team at running back. The senior rushed for 1,024 yards and nine TD's. He also averaged 167 all purpose yards a game.
Heath Miller was selected first team all ACC at tight end. Miller hauled in 5 TD passes for 475 yards this season. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was named first team all conference as well. He led the Wahoos in tackles with 85 and had 6.5 sacks.
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D'Brickashaw Ferguson was also named first team all ACC. Darryl Blackstock and Zac Yarbrough were second team selections while Andrew Hoffman was honorable mention.
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[Ghost-Cane]


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An update from the Roanoke County supervisors meeting.
The board is delaying the decision on the site for a regional jail until January Eleventh.
Supervisors want more time to evaluate eight possible sites. And finally, It sounds like an old movie script- but in reality it's just the next big item for online shoppers. The story starts with a dying man who used his cane to summon, scold and gesture to his grandson. The old man passed on, but the boy still hears the thumping of the cane on the floor when he looks at it.
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Mary Anderson was looking for a way to help her son get rid of his fear of being in the house alone, so she posted her father's ghost and cane on ebay. To her surprise, they sold for more than 65-thousand dollars.
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((MARY ANDERSON/MOTHER OF CHILD FRIGHTENED BY CANE; WE CAN'T SELL JUST A GHOST ON EBAY WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO GET, AN EMPTY BOX? WE CAN ASK SOMEONE TO BUY THE CANE, GRANDPA'S GHOST HAS GOT TO GO WITH THE CANE BECAUSE IT'S GRANDPA'S CANE.))
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Anderson says the money will be used to buy something for her son, but overall it was to help him adjust to the passing of her father. She wants the new owner to write to her son and let him know how the ghost is adjusting to its new home.
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