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Straight ahead on News 7-
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After decades in business one area company is shutting down.
A man who lived with Earl Bramblett out of state says the murder suspect told him he was in trouble back in Virginia.
Plus an anniversary in the skies of France.
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Tempertures drop into the twenties and thirties tonight will clear skies and calm winds. A true frost on the pumpkin kind of forecast.

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More than a century ago, tuberculosis ravaged the world-- but since, it's been easily treated with medication.
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Now, health experts are warning about a drug-resistant strain of the devestating lung disease.
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A Pulaski County factory prepares to close after 41- years of business.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Workers at Dublin Garment Company were notified this morning-- Christmas Eve will be their last day on the job.
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Company officials say they simply can't compete with cheaper labor across the border in Mexico and Guatemala.
The Dublin plant employees about 150- workers-- it primarily makes health care uniforms.
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((MARY FUNK/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:IT REALLY HURTS TO LOSE EVERYTHING AND THESE EMPLOYEES DOWN HERE HAS WORKED SO HARD, FOR EVERYTHING. BARBARA SPANGLER/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE: SOME OF THESE WOMEN ARE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE I WORK WITH, USED TO WORK WITH YOU KNOW, THERE'S GENERATIONS HERE, TWO GENERATIONS. ))
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Plant Manager Ken Langston has been working with Dublin's mayor to try to find a new owner.
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5-Jet-Crash


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Another military crash- this time a mid air collision in California.
An F-16 air force jet collided with a T-38 Talon.
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The F-16 landed safely at Edwards Air Force base.
The T-38 Talon crashed, but officials don't know yet what happened to the crew.
Military personnel have headed to the crash site-
The T-38 is a two-seater training jet.
According to an Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon, a parachute was seen coming from the training jet.
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5-debate-injunction


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The Reform party's Lieutenant Governor candidate wants to cancel a taped debate scheduled to air tonight between his two opponents.
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Bradley Evans wasn't invited to a debate last week at Roanoke Public Television station WBRA.
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Republican John Hagar and Democratic candidate L-F Payne were the only two participants.
WBRA has held the tape for a week, and is planning to air it at eight tonight.
Evans is trying to get a last minute injunction to stop the debate from airing.
He's the first reform candidate for the office to be listed on the Virginia ballot.
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WBRA still plans to air the debate tonight as scheduled.

5-bramblett


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A man that Earl Bramblett lived with in South Carolina off and on for two years, testified against the capital murder suspect today.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Keith Humphry spoke with James Lee Owens before he got back on the bus to go home.
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Authorities do NOT have a motive in last night's murder of a Pittsylvania County man.
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Jim Gilmore brings out the big guns to campaign throughout the Commonwealth-- hoping Charlton Heston's star power will pay off at the polls.
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On Health Check-- the trend toward heavy drinking on college campuses-- and the tragic consequences that come with it. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- Patrick is recycling nature's way-- by composting.
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And you can too- just stick around for his story a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor
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5-Pitts-Shooting


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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff says he doesn't know why a 20-year old man was murdered last night.
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(Dell-VEK-e-o) Delvecchio Farmer was found dead inside this mobile home on Route 716 in Blairs, about 10:45 last night.
Sheriff Harold Plaster says a woman was with the victim, and she's giving investigators information on possible suspects.
Authorities are looking for a white Nissan Maxima or light blue Jeep Cherokee.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTS. CO. SHERIFF: THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING AND WE HAVE A LOT OF EVIDENCE WE HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER. IT'S LIKE A PUZZLE. YOU GOT TO PUT ONE PIECE TOGETHER TO MAKE A WHOLE PICTURE. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW.))
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Farmer lived in the nearby community of Keeling--
The Sheriff's department won't say who owns the home where the body was found.
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5-CITY-COUNCIL


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Greenway advocates scored an important victory this afternoon, as Roanoke City Council approved a construction bid for the new interchange on Interstate 581.
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Joe Dashiell has more information from today's council meeting. Joe why was the vote so important?
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Jean, council had requested two bids from each contractor, one that included construction of a bike path and walkway, and one without.
The bid from Allegheny Construction that council members accepted today... includes access for cyclists and pedestrians.
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(( Construction of the interchange could begin by the end of the year... and planners hope it will be completed in time to ease the holiday traffic snarl around Valley View mall in 1998.
Greenway advocates say the inclusion of the walk way and bike path will help to pull the city together.
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The walkway and bike path will add one half million dollars to the cost of the project... but supporters of the Lick Run Greenway say the benefits of connecting downtown, northwest neighborhoods, and the Mall more than justify the expense.
double boxes Jean/JoeD
(questions: how soon will the Lick Run Greenway be in place?)


5-Heston


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The star of more than 70- feature films spent the day campaigning for the man he wants as Virginia's next governor.
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The Virginia Tech airport was the second stop over for Charlton Heston and Jim Gilmore.
Heston, who lives in Beverly Hills, just met the Republican hopeful this morning-- but that didn't dampen his praise.
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((CHARLTON HESTON/SCREEN ACTOR: HE SEEMS TO BE AN HONEST MAN, WHEN HE TALKS, HE'S NOT SPOUTING PLATITUDE, HE'S SAYING WHAT HE REALLY THINKS. JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:WE GOT TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING, WE GOT TO KEEP THE DRIVE AND SUCCESS GOING, WE CAN'T GO BACKWARD, AND I THINK CHARLTON HESTON COMING BACK, UNDERSCORES THAT.))
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Heston visited Virginia four years ago-- when he campaigned for George Allen.
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Recycling is important whether inside the house, or out in the lawn...
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((PATRICK EVANS: JEAN, COMPOSTING IS NATURE'S WAY OF RECYCLING, AND YOU CAN EVEN MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOST BIN LIKE THIS ONE. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE.))
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5-COMPOSTING


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With a hard freeze forecasted tonight, the growing season is essentially over, so what are you going to do to clean up the garden?
Patrick Evans reports from Virginia Western Community college, where a "back-yard composting" exhibit is teaching people how to re-use yard waste.
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Hometown Hoops Weekly zones in on changing the time of year for girls
basketball season---
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Health experts are warning of a new outbreak of tuberculosis --
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a type that may be nearly impossible to cure.
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5-Tuberculosis


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Federal health officials are sounding a warning call - about tuberculosis... a disease that's growing increasingly resistant to drugs.
Lee Cowan reports.
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The message from federal health experts is clear.
Tuberculosis-- a disease that's been around for hundreds-- perhaps even thousands-- of years, is growing deadlier than ever.
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The medical community has -- until now-- been able to treat tb-- but the number of drug-resistant strains of the disease-- is on the rise just about everywhere... but especially -- at what officials are calling the hot spots:
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Which is why experts are so worried that they have a potential epidemic on their hands... tuberculosis is an airborne disease... that requires consistent--sometimes daily therapy-- to cure... countries like the dominican republic often do not have the money-- and therefore the programs to tract patients.... like they do in new york city.... where the so-called dot-- or directly-observed therapy has been very successful.
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The solution is anything but easy.... the DOT program in New York City and elsewhere is expensive... leaving experts to question whether anything's too expensive if it ultimately stops an epidemic.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Charlotte.))

5-Pollution


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Air pollution may be shortening our lives.
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That's according to a dutch scientist who compared two previous studies.
The finding-- long-term exposure to even low levels of fine particles in the air could be shaving more than a year off of our time on earth.
The studies were performed in the U.S.-- and involved nearly half a million people.
The report is in the "Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine."
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5-Alzheimer's


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From the journal of the American Medical Association comes word of a potentially promising herbal remedy for Alzheimer's Disease.
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Scientists say about a third of the patients they tested showed some improvement after taking ginkgo biloba extract.
BUT-- The benefits were only modest-- and were experienced only after SIX-months of the treatment, which was made from the leaves, nuts and branches of the ginkgo biloba tree--
It differed from what's available in health food stores.
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5-Green


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Alcohol abuse may be the number one problem facing college campuses today.
One expert says the AMOUNT of alcohol that many students routinely consume is alarming.
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Mike Green is a former football player, coach and athletic director who carries a message of alcohol awareness to 200 schools every year.
He says a trend toward heavy drinking is having tragic consequences on college campuses.
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Green spoke last night at Virginia Tech as part of the school's observance of Alcohol Awareness Week.

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Time now for sports-- A big decision involving single, double and triple-A girls basketball is in the hands of the Virginia High School League.
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Steve Mason has a preview of next week's meeting on the issue in Charlottesville in tonight's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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5-KICKER


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It was 200 years ago today that a daredevil made the first ever parachute jump.
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Today French film star Jean-Paul Belmondo joined a mass parachute jump in Paris to mark the anniversary.
The actor, 76 other people and a dog- jumped in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
The display was organized to mark the original feat by 28 year old Andre-Jacques Garnerin on October 22, 1797.
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