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[ANCHOR=Keith]

New jobs for Roanoke, Patrick County and Henry County... all on tap tonight as part of the Governor's State of the
Commonwealth address.
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And from the practical to the out of this world, architects from around the globe show off their visions for Roanoke's future.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - a head football coach in the valley steps down. JJ Redick talks about his season to date,
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and Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams will be back for his senior season with the Hokies.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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How high did it go? A summary of record settings temperatures just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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The General Assembly's 2005 session is just a few hours old... and it's already making news for folks in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean is off tonight.

[Economic-Dev]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Governor has a plan that would revive Roanoke as a rail car production center. It won't be official until Warner reveals the deal in his State of the Commonwealth speech tonight, but sources say it'll put 400 people back to work.
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They'll be high-paying blue collar jobs... workers like these Norfolk Southern employees who built rail cars at the East End Shops until the facility closed in 2000. Chicago- based FreightCar America will lease part of the old Shops from N-S. FreightCar America makes aluminum rail cars.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=VA Legis.]

The Governor will announce two other deals to put idle production capacity back in business. A new company called Ten Oaks will open shop in the old Vaughn Furniture building in Stuart. Ten Oaks will make wood products and will employ 150 people with plans to move- -eventually- -to the Rich Creek Corporate Park. And the old Bassett-Walker plant in Henry County will get new life when Texturing Services Incorporated moves from Reidsville North Carolina. The yarn maker will bring 200 jobs.

[General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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That is just a sample of the announcements the governor hopes to make in this year. Tomorrow he'll visit far Southwest and Southside Virginia to explain his economic development plan. It's one of the issues on the plate of the 2005 General Assembly which got underway today.
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News 7 Capitol Correspondent Jennifer Wishon is live at the capitol tonight where the mood is much different than it was a year ago. Keith, one lawmaker told me at this time last year you could already tell there was going to be trouble.
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But today Virginia legislators seem anxious to get to work and avoid a repeat of last years contested and extended session. ((ROLLCUE: contested and extended session...))
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: I HOPE IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE EASIER THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR, A LOT QUICKER THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR.)) [RUNS05]
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And now that the 2005 session has convened ((QUICK NATS OF GAVEL)) legislators predict the biggest blows will take place outside where construction crews work to renovate the capitol building. This year every seat in the House of Delegates is up for grabs along with the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. That combined with last year's contentious session, has lawmakers predicting more cooperation.
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((SEN. CREIGH DEEDS: YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THE SORT OF INTRANCIENCE YOU SAW LAST YEAR, I DON'T THINK, AND THE ISSUES AREN'T GOING TO BE AS DRAMATIC AS THEY WERE LAST YEAR.)) [RUNS08]
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Legislators will have to decide how to spend the Commonwealth's estimated 900- million dollar surplus all while addressing issues like higher education and Virginia's aging transportation system.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SENATORS ARE DOING THIS TIME BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNOR IS VERY GOOD. HE'S PROPOSED A VERY GOOD PACKAGE AND WE'RE GOING TO BUILD UPON IT.)) [RUNS10]
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD SESSION, MOST OF THE BUDGET PROBLEMS WE HAD LAST YEAR WE'VE LAID TO REST. WE'VE GOT OPPORTUNITY TO GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE THE PROCESS WE STARTED AND KEEP VIRGINIA ON A SOUND FINANCIAL FOOTING AND WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS10]
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(Jennifer hands off to Steve)



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((ROLLCUE:...the campaign for governor begins right now))
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[Morris]


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To help us put all this in context, Tom Morris is with us tonight. President of Emory and Henry College, he is also an astute observer of Virginia politics.
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[TAKE TONIGHT PROMO BOARD] We'll be back on the air at the top of the hour, at seven o'clock with complete coverage of the Governor's speech. Dr. Morris, Jen Wishon and I will be here again at 7:00 to discuss the Governor's address and present it to you LIVE from Richmond. So we hope to see you then.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Vinton woman is more than a missing person.
Still ahead on News Seven, why she's now wanted by police.
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Plus the story of one lucky feline... as firefighters revive "Smoke" the cat.
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[Bond]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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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 on November 24th after she went to work and never returned to pick up her infant daughter.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


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A Roanoke woman was shot in the head as she sat in a car early this morning.
Police say someone fired shots at the car in which 23-year old Bridgette Christine Daniel was a passsenger.
The shooting happened around 4:30 in the 400 block of Fifth Street.
Daniel is in "fair" condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[Regional-Jail]


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The controversy over where to put a new regional jail is far from over. One location is out... and another is in. The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors even added a twist to the search.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

After a marathon meeting last night, the board decided to purchase an option on the Higginbotham Farm tract near Dixie Caverns. But it also decided to look at expanding the existing jail site, which was never a part of the year long study.
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((PAM BERBERICH/CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: WE WERE ASKED TO DO SOMETHING IN TWO WEEKS THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE AND THE BOARD WAS ASKED TO MAKE A DECISION TONIGHT THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO COME TO.)) ((MIKE WRAY/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: I THINK THIS WILL GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO INDEPENDENTLY LOOK AT BOTH SITES AND DECIDE WHICH SITE WOULD BE VIABLE FOR THE JAIL.))
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The board set aside up to 250-thousand dollars for studies of those two sites. A decision on a final location is not expected until April first.
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A late-day surge sent stocks higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 62 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 13.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Franklin-Parks]


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The history behind two Franklin County county parks may run as deep as the rivers next to them. Myranda Stephens explains.
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(([NATS OF COUPLE TALKING @ 10:16] [RUNS02] ((GALEN AND RUBY BRUBAKER: NO THEY MAY PUT IN A NEW ONE SOMEDAY.)) Galen and Ruby Brubaker both grew up along the Blackwater River, so it was only natural that when they got married, they'd buy a home overlooking it. [NATS OF RIVER UP FULL @ 15:21 OR 13:44] Now more than 50-years later, the Brubakers are donating part of their land to the county to build a canoe park -- so others can enjoy the river as well.
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[RUNS09] ((GALEN BRUBAKER/DONATING LAND TO BUILD PARK: I THINK IT WOULD BE ATTRACTIVE TO HAVE. PEOPLE DROP HERE A LITTLE BIT, AND LOOK AT THE NATURAL, NATURE'S BEAUTY.)) The Brubakers were inspired by another family -- the Lynches in Rocky Mount -- who donated land for a canoe park last Fall along the Pigg River, in memory of Vernon Lynch. Doctor Lynch was killed in a car crash in 1992.
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[RUNS10] ((RICHARD LYNCH/VERNON'S BROTHER: WE WOULD HUNT ON THE RIVER, FISH ON THE RIVER, AND WE WOULD CANOE ALL TIMES OF THE YEAR, YOU KNOW, WINTERTIME WE'D BE OUT THERE CANOEING SOME, AND WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME DOWN THERE, HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME DOWN THERE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[RUNS03] ((THE FACT THAT THEY WERE INSPIRED BY WHAT WE DID, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
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[RUNS10] ((SCOTT MARTIN/FRANKLIN CO. PARKS & REC: WE'RE SEEING A WHOLE NEW ETHIC OF CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH THESE DONATIONS. AND WE SEE PEOPLE VALUING PROBABLY FRANKLIN COUNTY'S HIGHEST ASSET, WHICH IS ITS NATURAL RESOURCES AND ITS PEOPLE.)) [NATS OF WEED CUTTER @ 20:40] [RUNS02] The county hopes others in the community will follow in the paths of the Lynch's and Brubaker's -- whether to preserve memories [SHOT OF LYNCH PHOTO], or create new ones. [SHOT OF BRUBAKER'S WALKING @ 1646] Myranda Stephens, News 7, Franklin County.))

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There's a cat in Roanoke who may need a new name after today.
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Fire broke out around one this afternoon at a home in the 500-block of Madison Avenue. Officials say a woman was at the 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 unattended food left on the stove.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - one of Friday Football Extra's veteran coaches steps down. JJ Redick has stepped up this year in Durham.
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Plus, day two of Daytona testing as Elliott Sadler looks to duplicate his success of a season ago.
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One of Friday Football Extra's veteran coaches has resigned his position.
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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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Before coming to PH, Ross spent 22 years at James River 16 as head coach.

[S-Jimmy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams says he's coming back for his senior season.
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[SUPER=04-2004 Season; :00]

This afternoon the Tech cornerback announced that he will bypass the 2005 NFL Draft to lead a young defensive secondary in 2005. The first-team All-ACC defensive back and Thorpe Award semifinalist led the Hokies and the ACC with five interceptions this past season and was tied for third on the team with 60 tackles. Williams is from Hampton.
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Tech and UVa are both home tonight in men's basketball.
The Duke men play tomorrow night, and that means another chance to check out the devils guard tandem of J.J. Redick and Daneil Ewing. Here's Steve Mason.
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((Redick and Ewing are averaging about 38 points a game for the Blue Devils. The two guards are also playing all but 12 minutes each time on the floor and with the loss of Loul Deng to the NBA and Duke's top recruit to the pros, the pair's play together is crucial to Duke fast start. ((:)) ((:))
Redick is leading the ACC in scoring, registering 21.5 points a game. Ewing is Duke's second leading scorer and both have structured their minds to want the ball in their hands no matter what the situation.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((REDICK AND THE BLUE DEVILS WILL PUT THEIR 11 AND OH RECORD BACK ON THE LINE THURSDAY NIGHT IN RALEIGH AGAINST 10 AND 4 N.C STATE. AFTER PLAYING THE WOLFPACK, DUKE HOSTS UVA SUNDAY AT CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))



[S-Test]


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Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett once again had some of the fastest times during this the second full day of preseason testing at Daytona.
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Emporia's Elliott Sadler threw down the 6th fastest time in the M&Ms Ford. Sadler won a qualifier at Daytona last February, then qualified second for the 500 and finished 7th in the Great American Race.
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Dale Junior has struggled so far. He was just 20th fastest in this morning's test session.
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[C2C]


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The designs are in, and the jury is out. Roanoke's C-2-C competition is close to naming its winners.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today, a panel of internationally known architects began reviewing the entries at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.

The competition called for innovative home designs, both efficient and environmentally friendly. More than 600 architecture students and professionals submitted proposals that range from the practical to the idealistic.
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((SARAH SUSANKA/ARCHITECT: THERE WILL BE THINGS I GUARANTEE THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT COMES TO THIS EXHIBIT WILL GO OH MY GOODNESS I DON'T WANT THAT IN MY BACKYARD, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S JUST A WAY AT LOOKING AT IDEAS AND THINKING AT THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE.))
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An exhibit of the winners and other promising designs will open Friday at the museum. And organizers hope to build some of the homes next summer. (------------)