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The loss of four Marines in Iraq hits hard close to us here at home.
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You'll see some startling video of the firefight in Iraq and hear from several people who knew these men.
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Tonight in sports we're getting ready for tonight's battle between the Hokies and Cavaliers. Cassell Coliseum is sold out. We'll from both teams later in the newscast.

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Here we go again. Biting cold followed by southern moisture spells a forecast of frozen precipitation by Saturday Night.
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News 7 is next.
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A deadly ambush and firefight in Iraq yesterday takes the lives of four Marines.
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Three of them have ties to central and Southside Virginia.
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((CAPT. JAMIE WAGNER/'C' COMPANY INSTRUCTOR: WE'RE DOING WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP THOSE FAMILIES, AND RECOGNIZE THINGS LIKE THIS DO HAPPEN IN WAR, BUT WE CONTINUE IN OUR BELIEFS AND OUR DEDICATION TO THE COUNTRY.))
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Good evening, I'm .
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And I'm .
[Charlie-Company]

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The four Marines were part of the Fourth Combat Engineer Battalion's "Charlie" Company ... a unit based in Lynchburg.
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News of their deaths has slowly been spreading among their friends and co-workers in the area.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight ... Steve, what's been the reaction there?
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Keith, Shannon, for the Marines based here, news like this is grim, but not entirely unexpected.
When they left here last summer, the members of "Charlie" Company told us they knew exactly what they were getting into.
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(( We last saw them in July ... as families and friends gathered with loved ones one more time before Lynchburg's "Charlie" Company of Marines headed overseas for duty in Iraq.
On Wednesday, that company came under heavy fire during a deadly ambush on a convoy mission in Iraq's Anbar Province ... when the smoke had cleared, four Marines lay dead.
At Charlie Company's Lynchburg headquarters, the mood was somber, yet determined.
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((CAPT. JAMIE WAGNER/'C' COMPANY INSTRUCTOR: EACH MARINE CONSIDERS EACH OTHER A PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT IS A PERSONAL LOSS FOR US, HOWEVER THE MARINE ETHOS, WE ARE STICKING TOGETHER AND WE CONTINUE THE MISSION TO HONOR THEM THE BEST WAY WE CAN, AS HEROES.))
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Sergeant Jesse Strong graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in history ... but still has many friends on campus.
Pastor Dwayne Carson worked closely with Strong for much of his time at L-U.
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((DWAYNE CARSON/LIBERTY U. PASTOR: JUST HEARTBROKEN. BECAUSE AS A PASTOR OF FOUR OR FIVE THOUSAND STUDENTS, YOU DON'T GET TO KNOW ALL OF THEM, BUT WE HAD GOTTEN CLOSE, A REALLY GOOD, FINE YOUNG MAN.))
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Carson says Strong was proud of his country and his military service ... and that his life was not lived in vain.


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((CARSON: THIS GUY LIVED ... AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A WEIRD STATEMENT ... A FULL LIFE. FROM THE DAY HE WAS ON THIS CAMPUS HE WAS SEEKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT, HELP OTHER PEOPLE, SERVE OTHERS.))
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Details are still being worked out, but Liberty University plans to honor Jesse Strong ...
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... during one of its convocation services in the coming weeks.


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A television crew embedded with the Marines caught yesterday's intense firefight on tape.
Jim Dolan from WABC shows us what happened when the insurgents attacked.
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Friends, family and co-workers in southside are mourning the loss of a marine close to everyone's heart today. Corporal Jonathan W. Bowling is being remembered as a good marine and an even better human being.
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((Kenneth McFarling introduced Jonathan to his daughter Tonya almost a year ago, and says the two were planning on getting engaged when Jonathan returned from Iraq. He kept in close contact and sent this picture to Tonya for her birthday on Tuesday. One day before the marine was killed in action.
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((KENNETH MCFARLING:IT WAS ONE OF THE GLOOMIEST DAYS WE HAVE EVER KNOWN. I'VE NEVER HAD DEATH COME THIS CLOSE TO ME. LOSING JOHN WAS LIKE LOSING ONE OF MY SONS. HAD IT BEEN ONE OF MY CHILDREN I DON'T THINK THE LOSS WOULD HAVE BEEN ANY GREATER.)) [RUNS:15]
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Before Iraq, Jonathan worked as a Martinsville police officer, hoping to one day follow his father's lead and become a Virginia State Trooper. Martinsville officers today wore black bands across their badges and flew flags at half staff.
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((CHIEF MIKE ROGERS:IT'S PEOPLE LIKE JONATHAN BOWLING, THE WAY HE CARIES HIMSELF, HIS UNQUESTIONING CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY THAT MAKE ME SO PROUD OF THOSE WHO SERVE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR MILITARY.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=and our military.]

Jonathan Bowling was 23 years old. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Henry County.))

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Governor Mark Warner is also mourning the deaths of the Virginia Marines.
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He says it really hits home when Virginians are killed in action. The Governor also says the families of those killed are in his thoughts and prayers.
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((MARK WARNER: WE KNOW THAT THIS STRUGGLE IN IRAQ IS FAR FROM OVER. MY HOPE IS THE IRAQIS WILL TURN OUT IN MAJOR NUMBERS FOR THE ELECTION. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR TO TRY TO SPREAD DEMOCRACY.))
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Warner says he hopes the violence in Iraq ends soon.
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Christopher Lee Weaver was a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech. He's the fourth alumnus to die in the war. Ironically, Tech was already honoring two others today, who were killed in Iraq.
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The University is selling this memorial car magnet to pay tribute to the legacies of U.S. Army Lt. Jeffrey Kaylor from Clifton, and Army 1st Lt. Timothy Price of Midlothian. The two were both members of the Corps of Cadets. The magnets are selling for just under 13 dollars. All the money from the sales will support scholarships established in their names.
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((MAJ. GEN. JERROLD ALLEN: THE CORP HAS A WONDERFUL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT'S BEEN ENDOWED PRIMARILY BY CORP ALUMNI, BUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO CHOSE TO ENTER THE VIRGINIA TECH CORP OF CADETS. ))
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The first two magnets were sold this afternoon at the University Sportswear store at Kent Square in Blacksburg. They will be presented to Kaylor's widow and Price's father at the halftime show of tonight's Tech basketball game with U-V-A.
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Still ahead, opponents of a methadone clinic follow through with their threat of a lawsuit.
What they hope to accomplish and response from the clinic next.
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Plus a downtown Roanoke restaurant prepares for a big spread in Southern Living magaizne.
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After months of verbal sparring - a Roanoke citizens' group is stepping up its attack on a new methadone clinic.
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This morning, the Northwest Concerned Citizens filed a lawsuit in Roanoke Circuit Court against the clinic on Hershberger Road. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Susan Bahorich was there and spoke with members of the group. Susan, what do they hope to accomplish?
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Jean/Keith- The Northwest Concerned Citizens want the clinic to close its doors and get out of their neighborhood.
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(( These women are just some of the 60+ members of the Northwest Concerned Citizens.
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The group- along with its attorney- filed a lawsuit against the company which operates an outpatient methadone treatment center on Hershberger Road.

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((SB: DO YOU FEEL LIKE ITS TOO LATE? EVELYN BETHEL: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE, THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE...)) [RUNS:05]
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In a five-page brief filed Thursday morning- the citizens asked the court to shutdown the clinic arguing it's too close to established neighborhoods, schools and daycare centers.

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((OGLIVIER QUARLES, CONCERNED CITIZEN: WE'RE NOT OBJECTING TO THE CLINIC ITSELF, BUT TO WHERE IT'S LOCATED - IT'S IN THE WRONG PLACE FOR WHAT THIS COMMUNITY IS TRYING TO DO... )) [RUNS:10]
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Another issue says Attorney Michael Bragg is zoning.

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((MICHAEL BRAGG, ATTORNEY: THE METHADONE CLINIC ON HERSHBERGER ROAD IS SUBJECT TO THE ZONING AMENDMENT WHICH WAS ENACTED IN 2003, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO GO BEFORE THE ZONING APPEALS TO GET A SPECIAL PERMIT.)) [RUNS:16]
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While the city isn't named in the suit, a number of these citizens blame city officials.
The group says Roanoke county managed to keep it out of its backyard- and the city didn't fight hard enough- a feeling one councilman echoes.

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((SHERMAN LEA, ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: NO ONE'S TALKING ABOUT DRUG TREATMENT AND SHOULD THEY GET IT, BUT WHY A TREATMENT CENTER AT HERSHBERGER AND COVE? I KNOW WHY, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS DEAL. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BUCKS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUTQ=.. about the bucks.]))
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CRC Health Group President Phil Herschman hasn't seen the suit, but says...
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[take full-screen QUOTE] ... quote, "I'm disappointed a fringe group of prejudiced people would attempt to deny treatment to those patients who would choose to seek treatment for their disease. - end quote.
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He says CRC's lawyers will look at the suit and decide how they want to respond.

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Profit-taking made for a mixed close on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 31 points today.
The NASDAQ gained just over a point.
Due to a computer problem, we won't be able to bring you local stock information tonight.
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[Attorney-General]


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Virginia has a new Attorney General.
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The House and Senate today unanimously voted to appoint 46- year- old Judy Jagdmann (YAHG'-mun) to the position. She'll officially take over February first. That's when Jerry Kilgore says he'll resign to focus full- time on his campaign for governor. Jagdmann will be the first Republican woman to hold the post.
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((JUDY JAGDMANN/ATTORNEY GENERAL-DESIGNATE: I AM PLEASED AND HONORED THAT JERRY KILGORE HAS PUT HIS FAITH AND TRUST IN ME AND I WILL WORK VERY HARD EVERY DAY TO LIVE UP TO THAT.))
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Jagdmann (YAHG--mun) worked 12- years at the State Corporation Commission and has worked in the Attorney General's office for the past seven under Mark Early and Jerry Kilgore.
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Former Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith has apparently set his sights on the Virginia General Assembly, and he is expected to announce his intentions later tonight.
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Smith is reportedly considering a run for the legislature if longtime Delegate Lacey Putney retires.
Smith owns property in the 19th House District, and today an associate confirmed that Smith plans to move to Botetourt County.
He is scheduled to address Botetourt County Republicans at a meeting tonight in Fincastle.
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Coming up tonight in sports - the Hokies and Hoos are ready to roll tonight here at the Cassell where the game is a complete sellout.
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Plus, we'll check in with Travis Wells on the NASCAR Media Tour and see what's up with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia have played 118 times over the years but tonight marks their first meeting as members of the ACC. And while the game means a great deal, it comes at an interesting time on the schedule.
Virginia hosts North Carolina on Saturday and Tech travels to Duke on Sunday. [ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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Tonight's stop on the NASCAR Media Tour takes us to Dale Earnhardt Incorporated where more than the colors have changed at the operation founded by the Man In Black.
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A local restaurant's caught the eye of a big time magazine.
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The Metro restaurant in downtown Roanoke will be featured in an upcoming issue of Southern Living magazine.
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The magazine's editor was passing through Roanoke and stopped for a meal. He was so impressed he stopped again to write an article-
No one at the Metro even knew about it until Southern Living sent a photographer to Roanoke a couple of weeks ago to take some pictures.
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((ANDY SCHLOSSER/METRO OWNER AND CHEF: KIND OF ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE THEY SNEAK IN AND SNEAK OUT AND DON'T TELL US BUT THAT'S WHY YOU STAY ON YOUR TOES IN THIS BUSINESS SO IT'S GOOD.)) [butt to 4:19] ((OH IT'S GREAT. WORK HARD IN THIS INDUSTRY FOR A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY SO WHEN YOU GET RECOGNITION IT'S UPLIFTING FOR EVERYBODY.))
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