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Danville police say they had the wrong man in a weekend murder case.
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and it's a bittersweet Christmas Eve for workers at Dublin Garment as they face the prospects of a new year without a job.
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in sports, our journey to jacksonville covergae continues today as both tthe heels and the Hokies talk about their seasons, Warrick Dunn makes the AP headlines,
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as does another rookie; Giants head coach Jim Fassell.
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The Chilly rain will be out of here by 8 or 9 tonight. And then we sit around and wait for the Christmas Day warmup--
Details coming up. open
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Dublin-Garment


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It's a bittersweet Christmas at the Dublin Garment Factory.
The clothing manufacturer closed its doors yesterday after more than 40-years of business.
As Scott Goldberg reports, the people who worked there considered themselves one big family.
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On the night before Christmas at Dublin Garment Factory...
The sewing machines that spun for more than 40-years are silent.
Yesterday 150-workers who called themselves a family...punched their cards for the last time.
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((KEN LANGSTON/FACTORY MANAGER: WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TEAM OF PEOPLE. THEY WORKED SO GOOD TOGETHER.))
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Ken Langston managed the factory for its last three years.
He came back today for one last look around...to remember the people who made clothes at the now empty work stations.
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((IT WAS A VERY GOOD LABOR FORCE. THEY'RE ALL WILLING TO LEARN ANYTHING, DO ANYTHING. ))
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But Langston said one thing the plant could not do was keep paying its workers five dollars and 15-cents an hour, when companies find workers charging much lower wages in other countries.
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((THEY OPEN UP TRADE TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND IT'S DOWN AS LOW AS 25 CENTS AN HOUR, 50 CENTS, 75 CENTS, AND WE JUST CAN'T COMPETE WITH IT. ))
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((YVONNE NUCKOLS: CHRISTMAS IS A ROUGH TIME OF YEAR FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAVE TO HAPPEN.))
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Yvonne Nuckols has worked in the factory's office for the last 29-years.
She hopes by this time next year a new owner will have bought the building and re-hired its workers.
So does her boss.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: LANGSTON CLEANED EVERYTHING OUT OF HIS OFFICE EXCEPT FOR A SIGN ON THE WALL THAT SAYS "ATTITUDE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FACT." THE FACT IS DUBLIN GARMENT FACTORY IS CLOSED FOR GOOD. THE ATTITUDE IS IT'S A CHANCE FOR A NEW BUSINESS TO COME IN AND THRIVE. ))
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Until then, Langston says he'll wear with pride the sweatshirt factory workers made and autographed for him on his last day at work.
He calls it his most prized possession.
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((GOOD LUCK, DARLENE LAWSON. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN, BILLY LANG ... HE WAS A REAL GOOD GUY. ))
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In Pulaski County, Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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Danville-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
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Danville police arrested a man for murder yesterday-- Hours later, they said they had the wrong man and let him go.
Police said 18-year old Stanford Lamont Lipscomb shot and killed 32-year old Teresa Anderson Hayes.
They also accused him of stealing her pocketbook and gold necklace.
Police targeted Lipscomb after someone said they saw him at the murder scene.
Lipscomb heard police were looking for him, went to the police department and convinced investigators they had made a mistake.

Brzonkala


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Virginia Tech officials responded today to a federal appeals court decision involving the Christy Brzonkala case.
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Brzonkala is the former student who claims she was raped by two former Tech football players.
Yesterday-- a divided three judge panel sent Brzonkala's case back to federal court.
The judges' ruling states that Brzonkala does have the right to sue the school under Title Nine.
Brzonkala's legal complaint alleges Tech created a hostile environment to women by NOT acting more vigorously on her rape complaint.
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The judges' also ruled Brzonkala also has the right to sue the players under the 1994 Violence Against Women Act.
Tony Morrison and James Crawford now attend other colleges.
Neither was found guilty of any criminal violations in relation to Brzonkala's rape allegation.

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Christmas shoppers run into a little extra traffic today as a oil truck snares traffic for hours. We'll have that story in a moment
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And from Lynchburg, a group gives up its battle to build a new multi-million dollar sports complex
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Plans for a multi-million dollar sports complex in Lynchburg have officially bit the dust.
With no support from either the public or private sector, the group charged with creating the project has finally given up.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( No sooner had plans for the 17- million dollar sports complex been unveiled then the project began to hit some snags.
Neighbors who didn't want a minor league baseball stadium and dozens of youth soccer fields sued to keep it out of their backyard.
And the Sports Authority which was supposed to drum up financial backing for the project couldn't find any takers.
Its members resigned Tuesday night.
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((JEFF DOWNIN/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THE BOTTOM LINE WAS MONEY. WE NEEDED A COMMITMENT ON THE CITY'S PART THAT THEY WOULD BE A PARTNER IN THE PROCESS AND THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO GIVE THAT COMMITMENT AT THIS POINT IN TIME, MAYBE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.))
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But mayor Jim Whitaker says he'd always been told the complex wouldn't cost the city a dime.
Whitaker was the only council member to vote against the project in 1995.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THEY SAID THAT PART OF THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO MY LACK OF SUPPORT. WELL, I'M ONE PERSON ON CITY COUNCIL WITH ONE VOTE. THEY HAD SIX OTHER CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WERE SUPPORTING IT AT THAT TIME. NOW I THINK SOME OF THE SUPPORT FROM CITY COUNCIL HAS DWINDLED OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS.))
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((So what's left? Lynchburg will start accepting bids to renovate its City Stadium ballpark, and a six- year recreation plan has been adopted. Without a new complex, those measures will have to be enough to meet the city's recreational needs. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Special-Elections


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Virginia Democrats' fingers are slowly being pried from their last bastion of power in state government.
Ellen Qualls reports on the stealth battle for control of the House of Delegates.
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Virginia Republicans have discovered a fun new game.
Appoint a Democrat to an administration post and scramble to win his seat in the House.
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((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: USUALLY THESE SPECIAL ELECTIONS MAKE US DO SPECIAL THINGS, SOME MIGHT SAY CRAZY THINGS, TO GET ELECTED. REPUBLICANS LOOK AT SEATS HELD BY DEMOCRATS AND LUST AFTER THEM. AND DEMOCRATS LUST AFTER REPUBLICAN SEATS..))
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But there are other tactics.
Witness Ed Barber -- a Democrat running for the House of Delegates seat about to be open in suburban Richmond.
Barber's got a good resume from the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors -- but he's got a problem.
He bought a house right outside the House district he now wants to represent just before the special election domino effect made it an open seat.
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((ED BARBER: RIGHT. YOU COULD PROBABLY THROW A STONE TO THE 65TH DISTRICT FROM WHERE YOU'RE STANDING RIGHT NOW. AND THAT'S TRUE. AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS SIMPLY NOT MOVED IN, CONTINUED TO EXTEND OUR LEASE AT THE OTHER PLACE, AND CONTINUED TO LIVE THERE.))
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Republicans point out that lying about one's residency is felony election fraud.
They perked up when they saw him on a Richmond station with the house decorated for Christmas and went over to photograph it.
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((TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING ON THE PERIPHERY THAT COULD MAYBE BE A DISTRACTION MIGHT BE THEIR INTENT. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS EACH NIGHT WHEN I GO TO BED IT'S AT SYCAMORE VILLAGE DRIVE. AND THE RENT CHECKS THAT I PAY ARE REAL RENT CHECKS AND THEY COME OUT OF MY BANK ACCOUNT, AND HAVE FOR A YEAR AND A HALF. IT'S NOT THAT WE QUICKLY MOVED SOMEWHERE TO DO SOME KIND OF POLITICAL THING.))
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Pay attention to this man: he may strike again in the House with another appointment.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

Stocks


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Investors on Wall Street didn't get much of a Christmas present today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW lost 32 points to close at 76-hundred-60.
NASDAQ dropped over 10 points.
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Oil-Spill


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Traffic in Madison Heights is still snarled at this hour after a fuel truck overturned near a bridge this morning.
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This Watts Petroleum truck was headed east on Dixie Airport Road around eleven when it flipped over.
The driver told police he had swerved to avoid a car that had crossed the center line.
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((TROOPER BARRY TUGGLE/VA STATE POLICE: IT APPEARS THAT THE PETROLEUM TRUCK WAS AVOIDING ANOTHER VEHICLE TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD AND WHEN HE BROUGHT IT BACK ONTO THE HIGHWAY, THE FUEL IN THE TRUCK SHIFTED AND CAUSED THE TRUCK TO FLIP.))
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About 300 gallons of fuel oil from the truck spilled into a nearby creek.
Fire crews were able to contain most of it until a private contractor could be called.
Authorities say the road may be closed for several more hours while cleanup crews work to remove oil from the creek.
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UUNet


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If the deal goes through, Virginia will soon be the world's biggest Internet hub.
WorldCom subsidiary U-U-Net is on the verge of announcing plans to build a headquarters in northern Virginia's Loudoun County -- and create three thousand jobs in the process.
U-U-Net provides the infrastructure for the Microsoft Network, and will soon do the same for CompuServe and America Online.
A-O-L's the nation's largest online service, and is also based in northern Virginia.
Governor George Allen says he's "absolutely thrilled" at the prospect, but won't comment further on a deal still in the works.

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two rookies mkae big splashes in their first NFL seasons. We will tell ya who won the AP coach and offensive rookie of the year are,
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and tech quartetrback al clark is one among many topics in today's Gator Bowl covergae.
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S-Coach


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Today the Associated Press named the New York Giants Jim Fassell the NFL coach of the year.
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In his first year; Fassell lead New York to a last to first place turn around as the team finished 10-5 and 1; good enough to win the NFC East division title.
Fassell not only turned the Giants into winners; but also successfully utilized several young stars; most notably former Cave Spring standout and NFL rookie Tiki Barber.
Fassell generated 20 votes from the national panel of 48 sports reporters who voted for the award.
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Kansas City's Marty Schottenheimer was the runner up and tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy was third in the voting.

S-Warrick


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The AP named Tampa Bay running back Warrick Dunn the offensive rookie of the year. The former Florida State standout rushed for 978 yards, four touchdowns and caught three TD passes for the playoff bound Buccaneers.
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S-Sugar


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Warrick's old team; the Florida State Seminoles are gearing up for their Sugar Bowl date with Ohio State.
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S-Tech


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Some of the talk surrounding the Toyota Gator Bowl has been about North Carolina's defense; which is ranked second nationally.
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Our Journey to Jacksonville topics today; both teams quarterbacks, the offenses and that Virginia Tech Hokies are hardly intimidated by UNC's defense; thanks to a huge win last year.
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((:)) While the Hokies are drawing some confidence from that win last season; itt doesn't mean Tech doesn't have tremendous respect for a defense that will be well represented in the national football league next season. ((FRANK:)) ((PIERSON:))
Newly appointed Tarheel head coach carl Torbush can easliy recognize anotther strong defense; after all, he's been the defensive coordinator for the Heels since 1987. ((CARL:)) Offensively; both team's quarterbacks have faced adversity head on and overcome the respective challenges. Al Clark through just two interceptions all season and played with torn cartilege in his knee. ((CARL:))
Carolina's Kris Keldorf lost his starting job at the beginning of the season the Oscar davenport. If not for Davenports' broken ankle sustained on this play against Flirda State; Keldorf might not have ever played again in college. He also missed last year's bowl game with injury. ((:)) Wx-Tape
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That's News 7 at Six. Before we leave you tonight, we thought we would take this oppportunity to let the staff and management of your Hometown Station send you their Holiday Wishes.
Until we see you again at 11 O'Clock tomorrow night... Happy Holidays everybody.
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