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Coming up-
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Most everyone thinks their taxes are too high. Tonight the story of one business fighting taxes and winning.
Tech plays Rutgers tomorrow but its biggest opponent may be Clemson as they have their eye on Coach Beamer.
And a movie preview that's already carrying FORCE at the box office.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.
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No one likes tax hikes -- but one business in Buena Vista thought theirs was so high, they sued the city... and won.

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Many business owners in Buena Vista felt their recent tax reassessments were unfair and way too high.
But, officials at one company decided to take action.
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Stacey Martin is in our newsroom with more.
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Officials at Des Champs (DES-SHAUMS) Laboratories took the city to court and won.
But, their legal battles may not be over yet.
(Rollcue:not be over yet.)
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((Ray and Lily Marlet set up shop here in Buena Vista in 1988-- and managed to make a profit so far.
But, now they say skyrocketing tax reassessments are threatening the future of their business.
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Their reassessment took a 76 percent hike they feel was unjustified.
It's a feeling shared by several other business owners including those at Des Champs Laboratories who took the city to court over the 1997 tax reassessment and won.
Des Champs claimed city officials failed to factor in the property's age, condition and history--leaving Des Champs to pay nearly two million dollars in taxes.
But, city officials say they weren't to blame.
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((DAN COLLINS/CITY MANAGER: THE DES CHAMPS SITUATION WHERE THEY HAD TO FILE WHAT I REFER TO AS A FRIENDLY SUIT WAS A NECESSITY CREATED BY VIRGINIA LAW NOT BY SOMETHING WE DID.)) [RUNS16]
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Though they won their lawsuit, Des Champs officials haven't received any money from the city yet.
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Meanwhile, Des Champs may soon file yet another lawsuit over its '98 reassessment which came in at just over three million dollars.
Jean?..

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A state police report today confirmed what many had suspected for months.. that the switch of two babies at the U-V-A Medical Center in 1995 was an accident.
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The families involved in that switch met with Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney Dave Chapman today to get the details of the investigation.
Eight nurses were on duty the morning of July 1st when Rebecca Chittum and Callie Conley were somehow swapped.. and no one remembers how it happened.
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Johnson says her client and the other two families will likely sue the hospital within the next few months.
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Virginia said yes today to what Attorney General Mark Earley admits is NOT a perfect deal for Virginia.
The 206-BILLION dollar national tobacco settlement will mean about four BILLION dollars for Virginia over 25 years.


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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: WE DO NOT THINK THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS PERFECT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED ALL ALONG WAS FOR THERE TO BE A MORE DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT WITHIN THE AGREEMENT OF HOW THE ECONOMIC CONCERNS OF TOBACCO GROWERS WOULD BE ADDRESSED.))
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The deal only promises tobacco companies will meet again with growers to talk about setting up a national trust fund for them.
The Virginia Tobacco Association says it agrees with the deal in concept.
The Virginia public health group "GASP" says the 35-cent increase per pack of cigarettes will be "grossly inadequate" in curbing teen smoking.
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A North Carolina man will spend four-years in prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl in Danville.
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Robin Wayne Martin was sentenced today for forcing the girl to touch his genitals during a Christmas party in 1996.


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While Martin was out on bond awaiting sentencing, he allegedly lured a 12-year old girl away from her church in Charlotte, North Carolina and raped her.
A trial on those charges is set for January.
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The Martinsville twins accused of a 1997 murder will stand trial together.
But their lawyers don't want the jury to hear some incriminating evdience.
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Kerry and Terry Scales were in court for a hearing today.
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They're accused of shooting to death one man and injuring another at Arnold's, a nightspot in Blacksburg.
Both brothers gave written statements to police after the shootings.
But the twins say they weren't advised of their right to have a attorney present.
Today, their lawyers say those statements should NOT be allowed as evidence in a murder trial.
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((JENKINS: OBVIOUSLY IN POLICE WORK, YOU HAVE A BETTER CASE WHEN YOU GET A STATEMENT FROM SOMEBODY THAT'S INCRIMINATING. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO DO.))
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Judge Ray Grubbs said he'll decide if the statements can be used as evidence next month.
The lawyers withdrew another motion today -- one that requested a separate trial for each brother.
They WILL be tried together.
Jury selection begins next spring.
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One of Ken Starr's closest confidants has abruptly resigned as Starr's ethics advisor.
Sam Dash says Starr crossed a line in last night's testiony.
Dash says Starr promoted impeachment instead of just laying out the facts.
But Starr disagrees.
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The committee is expanding its investigation-
It'll call four more witnesses including the President's closest advisor- Bruce Lindsey and his attorney Bob Bennett.

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The 14-year old accused of murdering his 8-year old neighbor- was arraigned as an adult today.
Joshua Phillips entered an innocent plea to first degree murder charges.
He's accused in the beating and stabbing of his neighbor Maddie Clifton.
If he's found guilty Phillips could face life behind bars.
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A bold move from Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
He admits for the first time- and proves with videotape that he killed a terminally ill patient himself.
The video and interview will appear on 60 minutes this Sunday.
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Kevorkain wants to be arrested and tried for euthanasia- in the hope that he will be aquitted.
Kevorkian says that would set the precedent leading to legalized suicide- something he says is every person's right.

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If you've been to a reservoir in Southwest Virginia lately -- you've probably noticed a change.
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A 5 month drought has left most municipal water supplies lower than they've been in more than ten years.
At Carvin's Cove reservoir -- the water is 16 feet below normal.
It's so low, city crews are able to remove silt from the now - dry boat launch area.
The city isn't in a crisis, though.
There is still enough water to last through April.
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Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come, the fight is on over who gets to move into a restored train depot in ROcky Mount.
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And later, a majestic animal saved from a ditch returns to the wild.
The story coming up.
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((O-K everybody the High School football regional championships kicked off tonight throughout the area Frank Beamer has permission to talk to Clemson after the Tech Virginia game November 28-th the Earnhardts will race each other in Japan and Page Moir and his Roanoke College Maroons kick off the season tomorrow in the Salem Bank and Trust Tip off tournament.
All that and more tonight on News 7 sports.))
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The selection process has started to decide WHO will move into a restored train depot in Rocky Mount.
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The town of Rocky Mount has spent four years and more than 200-thousand-dollars to turn this depot into a tourism center.
Now both the Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Merchants Association want to move in, filling the place with promotional brochures, artifacts and volunteers.
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((YOU KNOW IT'S STRANGE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN ARE LOOKING FOR GRAVEYARDS. WHILE THAT'S NOT SEEMINGLY A HISTORIC OR TOURIST THING IT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE COMING INTO THE AREA WANT TO FIND -- THEIR ANCESTORS.))
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A town council subcommittee expects to recommend next month WHO should occupy the tourism center.
The depot will be open to the public this Sunday at 1:30.
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An international singer and songwriter used his talents to help feed the needy tonight.
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Dan Keeley is the music minister at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.
Tonight he played a few songs from his latest CD "Internal Progression".
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((DAN KEELEY: CHRISTIAN MUSIC HAS BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE FOR A LONG TIME--THE CD ITSELF, I'M JUST HOPING TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE BILL. AND, IF IT GOES FARTHER THAN THAT, THAT'S GODS DOING THAT'S NOT MINE.))
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Admission was baby formula or one non-perishable canned good.
The donations and proceeds will benefit St. Francis House.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up later in the newscast --
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we'll tell you how George Lucas' latest offering at the box office is bringing in the big bucks, before it's even released.
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Bath County is the new home of one of the nation's most prized species.
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A bald eagle who was nursed back to health was released back into nature today.
The bird's been living at a wildlife rehabilitation center for the past couple of weeks.
Someone had found it, looking a bit disoriented, in a ditch in Augusta County.
Today, it was ready to be set free.
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The high school football regional championships were played tonight Frank Beamer has permission to talk with Clemson at the end of the season and The Earnhardt's talk about racing in Japan.
But first our extra point.
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He's a millionaire making his fortune in the world of boxing now, promoter Don King has entered another arena...the Academic one.
King, dressed in a black academic gown was honored by Shaw University in Raleigh. The school presented King with an honorary doctorate of Humanities degree.
Shaw University says he awards honorary degrees to people who have excelled in their field, are committed to the comminity or have been a humanitarian.
Now, Here's tonights numbers.
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For the second year in a row, Salem and Heritage hooked up in the Division four Region three championship game.
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The Spartans were looking for revenge after the Pioneers ended the Salem's season a year a go in this very game.
Salem would draw first blood on it's first possession. Quarterback Andy Mullins finds Jamie Garst a 27 yard touchdown completion. 6-notning Spartans in the first.
Both defenses took over until the fourth quarter. [SUPER=36-Salem/26/Heritage/0;]Mullins hooks up with Salem wide r

eciever J.R. Andrews He's gonna go 44 yards for the score and salem advances to the state semi finals with a 26-nothing win over Heritage.
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Over in Martinsville, The Bulldogs hosted Richlands in the Division 4 region 4 title game.
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The Blue Tornado's roll into the Stadium to take on the Dogs.
4 Minutes into the First quarter Macrus Hairston takes the handoff cuts in for the easy 17 yard touchdown and the Dogs took the early 7 to nothing lead.
Then to start the second quarter, The Dogs call
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Hairston's number again. Danny Wade makes the handoff and Hairston scores up the middle from 13 yards out and the Dogs win it 42 to 13.
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Amherst would host Culpeper in the Division 5 Northwest Region championship game.
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A big crowd on hand to watch the Lancers go for the regional title.
In the third quarter trailing 10 to 7, Senica Sandidge sweeps around the left side the ball pops out and Jason Cox catches it in mid air and scores the touchdown to make it 14 to 10 Amherst.
On the final play of the game Jason Cox would do
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again he runs it in from 10 yards and the Lancers win the game 20 to 10.
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We'll feature six games on Friday Football Extra tonight and here's tonight's scores.
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And coming up in sports, Roanoke College opens its basketball season tomorrow at the Bast Center the Earnhardts will race in Japan.
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And Tech coach Frank Beamer has permission to talk to Clemson about its head coaching job after the Tech Virginia game on November 28-th.,
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[S-Beamer]


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Tomorrow's Virginia Tech Rutgers game is a huge Big East Showdown but right now
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Tech's biggest opponent could be the Clemson Tigers.
News 7 sports has learned that Clemson has asked for
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and received permission to talk with Frank Beamer about becoming the school's new head football coach.
Beamer will not talk to Clemson until after the UVa game on the 28th, but there is reason to believe that this is a serious situation.
The President of Clemson is Constantine Deno Curris. He used to be the president of Murray State where among other things he was responsible for naming Beamer the Racers head coach. He is taking an active role in this hiring, as well.
Again, Tech has given Clemson permission to talk to Beamer, but not until after the UVa game.
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[S-Maroons]


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The Salem Bank and Trust Tip Off Tournament this weekend signals the opening of Roanoke College's basketball season.
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Competition should be very high with a couple of 1997 first team All America Players coming to the Bast Center.
Roanoke will be joined by Lebanon Valley College, Ferrum College and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
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The Maroons will open the tournament at 7:30 on Saturday against Lincoln.
And the two day tournament will be a big challenge for Roanoke.
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Ferrum opens the tournment at 5:30 against Lebanon Valley.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Community Christmas Store, an independent orginization that assists needy familes in Salem, Vinton and Roanoke County.




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NASCAR's 50th anniversary season winds up this weekend in Motegi, Japan with an unofficial all-star event.
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The highlight will be the first ever matchup between Big E and Little E as the Earnhardt's race against each other for the first time.
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Finally tonight in today's video of the day, people usually fast forward through the movie previews...
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But today, people were buying movie tickets just to watch the previews on the big screen.
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That's what happened when word got out about the new Star Wars trailer release today.
The two minute preview of the the highly anticipated film entitled The Phantom Menace has raised super hype among die hard Star War fans.
The film is due to open in theaters in May of 1999.
If you want to see the preview in its full two minute length check out the Lucasfilm website at starwars.com.
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