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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning- Roanoke firefighters battle two fires within two hours this morning

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And Bernard Kerik withdraws his name from consideration as homeland security chief. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Roanoke firefighters have had a long morning- battling two suspicious fires only blocks apart.
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The first started in a vacant house at twentieth and Melrose- the second about an hour and a half later in another vacant house at twenty two-thirty one Hanover Avenue.
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[IN Q=Well let's just say]

((BILLY OBENCHAIN/ROANOKE CITY FIREFIGHTER; WELL LET'S JUST SAY IT'S VERY SUSPICIOUS THAT WE'VE HAD TWO VACANT STRUCTURES WITHIN A PERIOD OF AN HOUR AND A HALF START TIME AND THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT IT'S ARSON OR ACCIDENTAL RIGHT NOW BUT IT'S PRETTY SUSPICIOUS.))
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[OUT Q=it's pretty suspicious.]
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No one was injured in either fire and both were put out before much damage was incurred. Both fires are currently under investigation.
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Police in Danville responded to two robberies last night. At about 11:30 a male suspect entered the Taco Bell on Riverside Drive with a gun and demanded money. He fled the scene on foot without anything. Then an hour later a male suspect wearing a mask entered the Texaco on North Main Street with a gun and demanded money. The cashier opened the register and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Danville police think the two incidents are related and ask anyone with information to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.

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The President will have to pick someone else to serve as homeland security secretary.
His top choice, Bernard Kerik, withdrew his name last night from consideration.
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The former New York Police Commissioner says he made the decision after questions were raised about the immigration status of a housekeeper and nanny he had hired.
But this was one of many questions about his style, experience, ethics and finances.
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((THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT THEIR PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO BE PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY, AND TO BE ABOVE REPROACH.))
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[OUT Q=above reproach.]
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There were concerns about a conflict of interest with a stun gun company that had plans to do business with the department of homeland security. Kerik recently sold millions of dollars of stock options he held in the company.
But in the end --Kerik says it was not criticism that lead to his withdrawal --but personal reasons.
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No charges will be filed against two Roanoke Police officers who shot a drug suspect last month.
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The incident arose out of a drug investigation at the corner of Highland Avenue and Ninth Street on November 12th.
Officers said they were trying to arrest 37 year old Darryl Abner Baker when he ran. Police released a dog that Baker on the leg.
As he struggled with the animal, Baker pulled a loaded nine-millimeter pistol from his waistband and pointed it at police.
Officers John Hoover and Allen Bower, Junior fired nine shots. A third officer did not fire.
Baker was hit six times and survived.
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In a statement yesterday, Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell said Baker's actions justified the use of force and that he will not seek criminal charges against the officers.
Baker, on the other hand, faces charges for drug offenses and assault on a police officer.

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One week after a suspected car thief caused a fatal crash, Danville police say they're satisfied with the way they handled the incident.
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Police car videotape shows Officer Charles Sams stopping a stolen car on Arnett Boulevard ... and the car then speeds away as two passengers bail out.
The vehicle later collided with another car on the Union Street Bridge, killing a Danville woman.
Authorities say there was little else they could have done.
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[IN Q=Always after]

((MIKE MONDUL/DANVILLE POLICE: ALWAYS AFTER SOMETHING'S OVER WITH YOU CAN FIND THINGS YOU'D HAVE LIKED TO HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY, BUT AGAIN, GIVEN THE SAME SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES, IN THE FUTURE IT'S VERY RARE, BUT CERTAINLY WE PULL A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AWAY FROM THIS INCIDENT THAT WE'LL TRY TO WORK ON AND TRY TO FINE-TUNE SOME THINGS, BUT REALLY I THINK WE DID WHAT WE COULD HAVE DONE GIVEN THOSE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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[OUT Q=set of circumstances.]
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The suspect ... 18-year-old Eric Tremayne James ... is due in court on December 20th to face involuntary manslaughter charges.
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Roanoke County police will be holding an increased number of sobriety checkpoints this holiday.
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There have already been two deadly alcohol-related accidents in Roanoke County since Thanksgiving. Police hope that the increased number of checkpoints will help prevent any further fatal accidents.
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((TIM WYATT/ROANOKE CO. POLICE; WE'RE TRYING TO BE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE HERE DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE IN OFFICE PARTIES, FAMILY GET TOGETHERS AND UNFORTUNATELY, SOMETIMES YOU'LL HAVE THAT INCREASE IN THE OFFENSES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING.))
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Wyatt says last night's checkpoint on the Blue Ridge Parkway was one of two they were running. The checkpoints will be set up throughout the Roanoke Valley every week through the end of the holiday season. Wyatt says he has seen an increased numbers of DUI's among underage drivers and hopes these checkpoints will help curtail those numbers.
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The potential expansion of a Roanoke quarry is raising concerns with nearby residents.
Jeremy Butterfield explains.
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(( The Rockydale Quarry wants to expand its current site by 50 acres. Residents in the surrounding area are worried about what that expansion would mean for their community.
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[IN Q=Obviously when you here heavy]

((DON FITZGERALD/OBVIOUSLY WHEN YOU HERE HEAVY MANUFACTURING THAT'S KIND OF SCARY AND YOU KNOW IT'S RESIDENTIAL AREAS. THERES KIDS THAT GO TO SCHOOL THERE AND A LOT OF ELDER PEOPLE AND OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT TO KEEP THAT INTEGRITY IN PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=want to keep that integrity.]

That's why the quarry hosted a series of town meetings to clear up concerns and explain the plans for the expansion.
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((MARYELLEN GOODLATTE/WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO TALK TO NEIGHBORS. GET THERE THOUGHTS GET THEIR QUESTIONS GET THEIR INPUT. WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT INFORMALLY FOR A VERY LONG TIME BUT THOUGHT WE WOULD JUST OPEN IT UP.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=thought we would just open it up.]

Most of the concerns centered around truck trafficdown Welcome Valley Road. Residents don't want to see an increase in what they say is already a large number of trucks coming down their road. Rockydale Quarry says it has a solution.
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((DAVID WILLIS/BY SEPARATING THE VEHICLES I THINK THERE IS SAFETY GAINS THERE AND ALSO TO EASE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC TO THE 220 CORRIDOR ON WELCOME VALLEY AND OLD ROCKY MOUNT ROAD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=and Old Rocky Mount Road.]

The quarry says by making Draper Road and parts of Rockymount Road private for their trucks only they may reduce the truck traffic on Welcome Valley Road by around 90 percent. The company will also pay for a new stoplight near the Outback Steakhouse where route 220 meets Welcome Valley. The final decision on the expansion won't be made by Roanoke City officials until February 22 and Rockydale says if it's approved it will be another ten years before the project is complete. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The Holidays are almost here, and getting the perfect gift isn't always easy. Coming up we'll get some tips on what you can get for those health concious people.
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And...
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Our sounds of the Season continues here on News Seven Saturday morning, with the Grandin Court Baptist Church.
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Sometimes old furniture doesn't have to be thrown out.
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It's easy to turn something unused into something useful, and good looking. Angela Combs shows us how...
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in today's Decor and More.
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Another college team from Virginia makes good in the playoffs, and Tech quarterback Bryan Randall continues to rack up the post season hardware. Travis Wells has more.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning- It's been a long morning for Roanoke firefighters after battling two fires within blocks of each other



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And prosecutors justify the shooting of a drug suspect by Roanoke police last month. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Roanoke firefighters have had a rough morning- battling two suspicious fires only blocks apart.
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The first started in a vacant house at twentieth and Melrose- the second about an hour and a half later in another vacant house at 2231 Hanover Avenue.
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((WELL LET'S JUST SAY IT'S VERY SUSPICIOUS THAT WE'VE HAD TWO VACANT STRUCTURES WITHIN A PERIOD OF AN HOUR AND A HALF START TIME AND THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT IT'S ARSON OR ACCIDENTAL RIGHT NOW BUT IT'S PRETTY SUSPICIOUS.))
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No one was injured in either fire and both were put out before much damage occured. Both fires are currently under investigation.
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Police in Danville responded to two robberies last night. At about 11:30, a male suspect entered the Taco Bell on Riverside Drive with a gun and demanded money. He fled the scene on foot without anything. Then an hour later a male suspect wearing a mask entered the Texaco on North Main Street with a gun and demanded money. The cashier opened the register and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Danville police think the two incidents are related and ask anyone with information to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000

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Prosecutors says two Roanoke police officers were justified when they shot a suspect six times.
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The incident arose out of a drug investigation at the corner of Highland Avenue and Ninth Street on November 12th.
Officers said they were trying to arrest 37 year old Darryl Abner Baker when he ran. Police released a dog that bit Baker on the leg.
As he struggled with the animal, Baker pulled a loaded nine-millimeter pistol from his waistband and pointed it at police.
Officers John Hoover and Allen Bower, Junior fired nine shots. A third officer did not fire.
Baker was hit six times and survived.
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In a statement yesterday, Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell said Baker's actions justified the use of force and that he will not seek criminal charges against the officers.
Baker, on the other hand, faces charges for drug offenses and assault on a police officer.

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It appeared to be a done deal -- but last night the President choice's for homeland security secretary --withdrew his name from consideration.
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Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik says he made the decision after questions were raised about the immigration status of a housekeeper and nanny he had hired.
There were also concerns about a conflict of interest with a stun gun company that had plans to do business with the department of homeland security. Kerik recently sold millions of dollars of stock options he held in the company.
But in the end --Kerik says it was not criticism that lead to his withdrawal --but personal reasons.
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Home Design with nature in mind --that' the focus of competion among college students.
As Joe Dashiell reports --it's bringining international attention to Roanoke.
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((For Virginia Tech architecture student Sean Wheeler, three months of hard work are coming down to the wire.
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((IT'S BEEN A LONG SEMESTER, A LOT OF LATE NIGHTS, BUT I'M GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE I AM ALMOST DONE WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE IT'S CRUNCH TIME.))
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And he's not alone. Students at Virginia Tech, and 80 other universities registered for the competition, along with hundreds of professionals from around the world.
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((GREGG LEWIS/ROANOKE ARCHITECT: ASTONISHING AS IT MAY BE, AT THIS POINT THERE ARE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FIVE AND SIX THOUSAND INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE LOOKING AT DESIGNING HOUSING FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=for the city of Roanoke Virginia.]


The C2C competition has focused on four vacant lots in Roanoke. It calls for fresh ideas, home designs that are efficient and environmentally friendly, that fit into the context of Roanoke's neighborhoods.
In the emerging field of green or sustainable architecture, the competition may have already put Roanoke on the map.
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[IN Q=We have em]

((WE HAVE EM COME THROUGH HERE THAT STOP AND SEE US AND HAVE GONE DOWN TO VISIT THE SITES AND HAVE BEEN SURPRIZED BY GROUPS FROM SAVANNAH, GROUPS FROM WEST VIRGINIA, GROUPS FROM TEXAS AND I THINK PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE WORKING ON THE THING SO IT'S DEFINITELY ON THE MAP.))
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And on the map to stay, organizers hope. Winners will be announced in January and some of the most promising designs will make the transition from concept to construction next Summer. Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Coming up - we'll have more "Sounds of the Season" from the Grandin Court Baptist Church

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and Oceans 12 hopes to break the bank with half a dozen big name movie stars. Can the high paid actors deliver. We'll find out in our Movie Review.
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(( "Ocean's 12" (Warner Bros.) Review by: Joel Sink
Director Steven Soderberg should be turned over someone's knee and spanked! The same Director who did "Erin Brockovitch" and "Traffic" should have known better than to make this mess of a movie! For the first hour I assumed I had a bad attitude toward the film, then when the character played by Julia Robertts had to pretend to be movie star Julia Roberts I knew it was the movie that was bad and not my attitude.
"Ocean's 12" picks up some time after the end of "Ocean's 11" with the eleven thieves scattered all over the world enjoying their spoils. Tess and Danny Ocean (Clooney and Roberts) are happily married (you're the schmoopie, no, you're the schmoopie) living in suburbia. Rusty Ryan
(Brad Pitt) is living in Rome with Europol investigator Isabel
(Catherine Zeta-Jones). Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) shows up and

notifies each of the eleven that they owe him the money they stole plus interest. They all seem to be pretty scared of Benedict and swagger off to Europe to pull a heist because "they're just too well know in the states". They find out that Benedict has come after them because of a tip from another great thief Francoise Toulour (Vincent Cassel). Toulour has made a bet with another thieving mastermind (how many can there possibly be?) that he is better than the "Ocean's 11" thieves and is dead set on proving it! Isabel has an idea of what the eleven are doing and is on their tail every step of the way. As their time tics away, will the thieves be able to get the money in time and save their lives?
Who cares?
This movie goes bad in so many places. The script is a mess, ridiculous plot twists, confusing details and some things that just don't make any sense. Julia Roberts looks like she's on death's doorstep for most of the movie. I know she was pregnant while shooting the film, but they could have saved some of the money they spent finessing the script and bought her some makeup! There is good talent here, but most everyone just seem to be only going through the motions. On the bright side there are some notable cameos, comedian Eddie Izzard as Roman Nagel, Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe as van der Woude and Albert Finney shows up uncredited as La Marque (Zeta-Jones' long lost father). I saw "Ocean's 11" and it wasn't a bad movie. It was entertaining, slick and fun. "Ocean's 12" isn't slick, the characters seem more like caricatures, and the funniest part of the movie is also the dumbest. It's insulting to people who paid nearly $8 to see this movie to have to swallow Julia Roberts character pretending to be Julia Roberts so they can pull off the heist! Come on! The slapstick comedy during this scene was pretty funny though, I couldn't decide whether to yell at the screen or giggle. Maybe I'll cry instead.
Joel's take: 4 out of 10 Rated: PG-13 ))

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The "War of The Worlds" isn't due in theaters until next summer, but television viewers can check out another made-in Virginia movie later today right here on WDBJ-7.
The leading man is photographer O. Winston Link, and the supporting cast includes a couple of heavyweights named "Six-Eleven" and "Twelve-Eighteen."
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At one o'clock this afternoon, Your Hometown Station will broadcast the documentary movie "What A Picture I Got -- Images and Words of O. Winston Link."
The program was created by News 7 for the Link Museum in downtown Roanoke.
It plays every day in the museum's auditorium -- but so far, it's never been seen on the air.
The documentary includes some of Link's own, rarely-seen movie film, and Link's comments on topics such as the end of Norfolk Southern's steam excursion program in 1994.
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((O. WINSTON LINK: LOSING THOSE EXCURSIONS IS LIKE LOSING SOMEONE YOU'VE LOVED. SOMEONE HAS DIED. OR WORSE.))
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[OUT Q=...or worse.]
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The documentary "What A Picture I Got!" is 30 minutes long. And again, it will air right here on WDBJ-7 at one o'clock this afternoon.
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A loss in Texas is Danville's gain.
Telvista is closing its operation in Plano Texas and moving some of the jobs to Danville.
The company will close the Plano call center by the end of the first quarter.
The move will affect about 650 workers, but Telvista says it will try to place them in Danville and two other facilities in Texas. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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Governor Mark Warner says more than 21 thousand jobs have been created in Southside and Southwest Virginia this year -- but more has to be done. His new inititive called "Virginia Works" would reinvest more than 20 million dollars in economic development for the regions.
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((MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE THAT AS HARD AS OUR EFFORT HAS BEEN TO BRING TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES IN, WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE AND WITH PARTS OF VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY ROARING, IF WE CAN'T MAKE THE INVESTMENT IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS NOW THEN WHEN WILL WE MAKE THAT INVESTMENT.))
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The plan calls for enhancements to Virginia's billion dollar tourism industry and the creation of a community development bank.

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The state has approved a license to serve alcohol at the Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor in Vinton.
The ruling 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.

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MeadWestvaco is looking at building a distribution center in the Nicelytown area of Alleghany County that would consolidate warehousing and distribution. Residents are upset and say the center would mean a drastic increase in the truck and train traffic in the area. Opponents say there are other industrial sites to use, and the company is scheduling a public meeting to discuss the matter.
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Norfolk Southern's president says the company and Roanoke have a bright future together. Wick Moorman told the Kiwanis club about plans for an intermodal transfer facility in the Star City. It's part of a larger plan to increase the use of rail for long distance freight before a shipment is transferred to trucks.
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((WICK MOORMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN PRESIDENT; THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR CUSTOMERS AND PRODUCERS IN THE VALLEY TO HAVE EXPANDED RAIL SERVICE AND FASTER RAIL SERVICE TO THE MIDWEST AND BEYOND.))
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Moorman says many distributors are looking at rail as an option because of increases in trucking fuel costs, and a shortage of long-haul drivers. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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The state high school championships roll on today. Travis Wells has the complete rundown in Sports.
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