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Coming up on News 7-
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Governor Warner looks ahead to next year and sums up the State of the Commonwealth. We'll have two live reports. Plus, Vinton's off-track betting parlor ponies up to the bar. We'll tell you when alcohol will start being sold. And a famous candy maker hopes to score with its new sports-related Valentine treat.
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News 7 is next.

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((MARK WARNER: KEEPING VIRGINIA ON THE RIGHT TRACK WILL REQUIRE US TO WORK TOGETHER, TO ABANDON PETTY POLITICS AND TO PUT VIRGINIA FIRST.))
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Governor Mark Warner addresses a joint session of the General Assembly- reporting he's never seen the Commonwealth in better shape.
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[State-Commonwealth]


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Governor Warner delivered his State of the Commonwealth address this evening- as he enters his last year as governor of Virginia. He outlined his agenda for the 2005 session and made an announcement that will put hundreds of folks in our region back to work.
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Capitol Correspondent Jennifer Wishon is here now with more on what the governor had to say. Shannon, the governor first reminded legislators of the budgetary crisis they faced three years ago
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and then thanked them for putting party affiliation aside to act in the best interest of Virginia. ((ROLLCUE: to act in the best interest of Virginia....))
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((MARK WARNER: TAX REFORM AFFIRMED A BASIC VALUE THAT VIRGINIANS LIVE BY EVERY DAY, WICH IS THAT WE PAY OUR BILLS AND KEEP OUR COMMITMENTS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=keep our commitments]

Governor Warner praised Virginia legislators for making tough choices and approving record increases in state support for public schools. The governor also laid out his three goals for the states 918- million dollar surplus... cut the food tax ahead of schedule, deposit more money into the Rainy Day Fund and stay focused on one time investments.
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((MARK WARNER: THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN I HAVE SUBMITTED TO YOU REPRESENTS AN 824 MILLION INVESTMENT TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, JUMP- START NEW PROJECTS AND STRENGTHEN RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=and public transportation]

And for far Southwest and Southside Virginia- the Governor had good economic news... 750 new jobs are on the way.
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[IN Q=In Patrick County, Ten oaks]

((MARK WARNER: IN PATRICK COUNTY, TEN OAKS IS CREATING 150 NEW JOBS. IN HENRY COUNTY, TEXTURING SERVICES IS CREATING 200 NEW JOBS.. AND FINALLY, IN ROANOKE, FREIGHTCARE AMERICA IS CREATING 400 NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=creating 400 new jobs]

The governor wants to infuse more money into K-12 and higher education and give teachers a three- percent raise. Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith remains a critic of last year's tax hike, but says the governor can count on bi- partisan cooperation during his last year in office.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: AS THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED TONIGHT A LOT OF THINGS GET DONE DOWN HERE ARE DONE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WORK TOGETHER. WE HAVE DONE THAT IN THE PAST AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS08]
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And for more reaction to the governor's address we turn now to News 7's Steve Smallshaw.

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((ROLLCUE:...won't be a repeat of last year.))
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[OUT Q=relatively on the same page.]
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(Steve tosses to Shannon)
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[Victory-Stadium]


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A North Carolina engineering firm has started its study of Victory Stadium, and an early report confirms what committee members say they already knew.
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Employees of Sutton-Kennerly Incorporated spent the day at the stadium. Though they won't deliver a final report for several weeks, they did offer the committee some initial observations.
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((JACK PARROTT: THEY TOLD US ESSENTIALLY WHAT EVERYBODY HAS TOLD US, BUT THEY WERE IN MORE DETAIL WITH US. BASICALLY THE BRICK WORK IS IN BAD SHAPE. THE FLAT CONCRETE IS IN BAD SHAPE. THE STRUCTURE IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.))
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The committee came close to ending consideration of the stadium- amphitheater site near the civic center. But the motion was withdrawn after some members said they weren't ready to eliminate any options.
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[OTB-Alcohol]


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It's taken longer than they hoped, but managers of Vinton's off-track betting parlor are preparing to tap the keg.
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Colonial Downs received its ABC license this afternoon, and tonight employees stocked the cooler with beer. The satellite wagering site will begin serving beer and mixed drinks at 11:30 tomorrow morning.
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((RONNIE BLANKENSHIP: PEOPLE COME HERE LOOKING FOR A FULL ENTERTAINMENT VALUE AND THIS WILL INCREASE THEIR VALUE BEING ABLE TO OFFER THE ALCOHOL.))
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[OUT Q=being able to offer the alcohol.]
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Colonial Downs faced opposition when the Vinton facility applied for its ABC license. After waiting three and a half months, managers say they are pleased they can finally offer their customers alcoholic beverages.
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[Bond]


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The mystery surrounding a Vinton woman's disappearance continues to grow. She's now been indicted on embezzlement charges.
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25-year-old Melinda Denise Bond was assistant manager at the Bojangles Restaurant in Salem.
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According to the owner there- an undisclosed amount of money was taken sometime between November 21st and 23rd while Bond was on-duty. She now faces felony embezzlement charges. Melinda Bond was reported missing November 24th after she went to work and never returned to pick up her infant daughter.
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[Fire]


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Four adults and four children are homeless after a fire in Roanoke this afternoon.
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Fire broke out around one o-clock at a home in the 500-block of Madison Avenue. Officials say a woman was home at the time, but was able to get out okay. Her cat, "Smoke," however, had a harder time, and had to be resuscitated. Officials blame the fire on food left unattended on the stove.
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The challenges increase for U-S military personnel helping the tsunami relief effort.
Why they're not welcome in some places when News Seven returns.
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And crews looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have come up empty handed... and now the White House is ready to throw in the towel.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Dazzle comes home and runs Florida into the floor. Jeff King plays tonight as the Hokies put away stubborn Bethune Cookman. Plus, its Father knows best in Hometown Hoops Weekly. And how would you like to have race tickets for life from Bristol - details on the Big 7.))
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The White House confirmed today that it has given up the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Spokesman Scott McClellan said *the physical search has essentially ended.* He also confirmed that the searchers came up empty handed.
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((WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN SCOTT MCCLELLAN; THE WEAPONS THAT WE ALL BELIEVED WERE THERE BASED ON THE INTELLIGENCE WERE NOT THERE. AND NOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT WE NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MUCH OF THE INTELLIGENCE THAT WE HAD ACCUMULATED OVER A 12-YEAR PERIOD AND THAT OUR ALLIES HAD ACCUMULATED OVER THAT SAME PERIOD OF TIME AND CORRECT ANY FLAWS.))
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The Bush administration justified the invasion of Iraq with allegations that Saddam Hussein's government was hiding weapons of mass destruction- making it a threat to the U-S.
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Charles Duelfer, head of the Iraq Survey Group, which looked for weapons in Iraq, issued a report last fall saying that he had found nothing. His final report is due out this spring.

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The US Military is operating under a new set of rules when it comes to helping tsunami-ravaged Indonesia...
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Marines are now allowed to drop in on the island of Sumatra with relief supplies, as long as they are unarmed, and don't stay long. But plans to set up a base in one province for Marines who would help clear debris and rebuild roads, have been scrapped. The Indonesian government doesn't want foreign soldiers on its soil. Meantime, foreign aid workers and journalists are now required to tell the government before they travel to certain parts of the country. The government says its trying to protect them from rebels who've been fighting the Indonesian military for three decades.
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[Beckham]


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One of the world's most recognizable faces is fronting an appeal to help the youngest victims of the tsunami. England captain and Real Madrid star David Beckham is today making a TV appearance as the new goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. The organization hopes the 30-second public service announcement will help it raise 143 million dollars for the one and a half million children affected by the disaster.
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Still ahead, how Western Virginia plans to use 20th century history to cash in on the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.
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And if it's not cold enough for you here, take a vacation to one of the world's hottest tourist destinations... the Antarctic.
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[Jamestown]


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The 400th anniversary of Jamestown is a year and a half away. But plans are already being made to celebrate the milestone...
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...even here in the Roanoke Valley. The Virginia Tourism Corporation is encouraging communities across the Commonwealth to plan activities surrounding the events in 2007.
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Roanoke's Jamestown Committee is planning a number of events to do just that. Some ideas include a railroad festival as well as various steam excursions. The committee is even working to get Roanoke designated as a historic rail district, which COULD lead to federal funding in the future.
If you would like to participate in the planning process, contact the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
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[Antarctica]


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If you're planning to visit the newest vacation hotspot, pack a parka.
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[SUPER=03-Antarctica/December;]

Antarctica is fast becoming the ultimate destination for travellers heading to the far reaches of the globe. Port Locroy is considered by many to be the gem of the Antarctic. It was established by the British government during the Second World War as part of a secret mission to build reconnaissance bases in Antarctica. The base was abandoned in 1969 but the original station hut has been restored and now operates as a museum. Living conditions are primitive, but visitors say the stunning location more than makes up for it.
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Hoops from the Hokies, the Dazzle and this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly - plus a couple of football notes.

But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00]

The folks at the Bristol Motor Speedway are doing their part to raise money for the Tsunami victims. The track is auctioning off a pair of lifetime tickets to each and every Bristol race to help raise funds for the relief efforts. The speedway estimates the value of the tickets at more than $65 thousand dollars.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE] The auction began today. Bidding closes at four pm January 28th. You can find a link on our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com. Click on websites in the news.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies played their final non-conference game tonight and they needed to win it just get above the 500 mark on the season.
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Tech football star Jeff King joined the team for his first game tonight. He played 5 minutes got 2 rebounds and missed all three of his shots. Coleman Collins didn't miss much. Here he takes Jamon Gordon's assist and throws it down. Collins finished a game high 18 points. The Hokies then worked the ball around quickly and found the open man Zabian Dowdell - who drains the three pointer. He had 8. Carlos Dixon also would chip in 11 as he hits the jumper off the dribble.
[SUPER=33-Bethune-Cookman/58/Virginia Tech/69;]

The Hokies come from 5 down at the half to win it 69-to-58.
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The team got a strong effort from former Lord Botetourt star Chris Tucker. He had 5 points, two blocks, two assists and three rebounds.

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The Virginia Cavaliers blew a six point halftime lead and got outscored by 17 in the final 20 minutes last night against Miami.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Miami vs. Virginia; :00]

The upstart Hurricanes who won at N.C. State over the weekend, came into Charlottesville and put four players in double figures including Guillermo Diaz who threw in 26. Devin Smith returned to the lineup from his ankle injury and scored a team high 21 points in 28 minutes.
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But Virginia commits 19 turnovers over and loses to 91-to-80 to fall to 0-and-3 in the ACC. UVa is at Duke Sunday night.
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The Roanoke Dazzle was home tonight taking on the new kids on the NBDL block, the Florida Flame.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Flame vs. Dazzle; :00]

Cleveland Browns star and former Hokie and Colonel Lee Suggs was at the game tonight. And the former Tech star would see a former Cavalier light it up from the outside as Cory Alexander dropped in 9 points and had 3 assists. This pass went to Terrence Shannon, who is one of the best one-on-one players in the league. Shannon beats his man off the drive for two of his 26 points. Later watch him go to coast right at you with the finger-roll.
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The Dazzle puts out the Flames tonight 124 to 101. The two teams play again Friday.
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[S-Hoops]


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In this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly Steve Mason checks in with the Martinsville Bulldog - where it's all in the family.
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((STEVE MASON:12 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 17 REGIONAL TITLES AND 28 DISTRICT CROWNS. MARTINSVILLE IS TO VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WHAT THE YANKEES ARE TO BASEBALL. BUT WITH A DYNASTY COMES INCREDIBLE EXPECTATIONS TO WIN IT ALL EVERY YEAR. HYPE THAT DRAWS THIS TEAM EVEN CLOSER. TWO BULLDOGS ARE RE-DEFINING HOW FAMILY RELATES TO THE MARTINSVILLE TEAM. DURRON MITCHELL AND SHAQUAN BEAMER ARE SONS OF TWO MEN WHO WON A STATE TITLE AT MARTINSVILLE.)) ((Durron's father Joe is often in the front row of every game and Shaquan's dad Tony, sits in the top section. Thye were both guards on the 1982 Martinsville state championship team. Mitchell, numbewr 10, and Beamer number 11. They played under Husky Hall and, then assistant Troy Wells. ((:))
The Bulldogs are ranked secondin the state and at the dinner table, dads make sure sons know whose number 1.
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fathers and sons laced up their shoes the same way, but styles have changed, especially when it comes to the shorts their dads wore compared to today's longer version. ((:))
The 82 team beat brunswick 92 to 77 in the title game and now their sons want it more than anything. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Both Beamer and Mitchell are B students and want to play basketball in college. Steve Mason Homewtown Hoops Weekly.))

[S-Jimmy]


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DeAngelo Hall and Kevin Jones left school early last year at this time, but that won't be the case for Jimmy Williams.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2004 Season; :00]

This afternoon the Hokies' cornerback said that he will return for his senior season, bypassing the 2005 NFL Draft. The first-team All-ACC defensive back and Thorpe Award semifinalist from Hampton led the Hokies and the ACC with five interceptions this past season and was tied for third on the team with 60 tackles.
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A Friday Football Extra coach has resigned.
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Doug Ross, who spent the past two seasons as the head football coach at Patrick Henry turned in his resignation yesterday.
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The Patriots didn't put up as many wins as they would have liked to this past season, but the team was much improved and competitive. It is one of just five Triple A jobs on this side of the state.
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[Franklin-Parks]


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Franklin County officials hope a new trend is rising on their rivers.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Last month, Galen and Ruby Brubaker donated part of their land to build a canoe park. The couple says they were inspired by another family, the Lynches in Rocky Mount, who donated land last Spring, in memory of Vernon Lynch. The well-known doctor was killed in a car accident in 1992.
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((RICHARD LYNCH/VERNON'S BROTHER: MY BROTHER WAS AN AVID OUTDOORSMAN, HE LOVED THE OUTDOORS, AND THAT WAS HIS PASSION SECOND TO MEDICINE.////RUBY BRUBAKER: WE JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE, WE HAD THE LAND, AND FELT LIKE IT WOULD BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO LET OTHER PEOPLE USE IT.))
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County officials hope the donations will encourage others in the community to get involved. Brubaker Park is expected to open within the next couple months.
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[Candy-Hearts]


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You might not help but feel a little sporty if you run across certain sweethearts this Valentine's Day.
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((MUSIC: BETTER THAN ALL THE REST ANNOUNCER: NUMBER ONE FAN!))
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Necco- the famous candy maker- introduced its ten new sayings for 2005 at its Revere based facility. Special Olympians helped reveal the phrases along with one couple who won the *All Star Sweetheart Contest*- a couple who loves sports as much as they do each other. Some sayings include *dreamteam*, *fit for life* and *love my team.* (------------)