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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, Virginia signs on to the multi-Billion dollar tobacco settlement- -to mixed reviews.

We'll have reaction.
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And we'll watch an eagle take flight in Bath County- -apparently having recovered from what ailed it.
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In sports, The High school football regionals kickoff tonight in the area The Earnhardts will race each other in Japan.
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And Clemson has received permission to talk to Frank Beamer after the Virginia Game in Blacksburg.
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A cold front zoomed through the Roanoke valley about an hour ago. Big changes in the temperature expected this weekend. [open]
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Their weights were different, their eating habits had drastically changed, and the identification bands on Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum were either loose or had fallen off altogether.
Investigators say any one of these signs should have alerted UVA hospital personnel that two baby girls were switched at birth in 1995.
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Steve Smallshaw is at the UVA medical center tonight. How does that conclusion sit with the families of these girls?
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In the end, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley couldn't say NO to four BILLION dollars.
At today's noon deadline, Earley signed Virginia on to a 206 BILLION dollar national tobacco settlement with the dollar figure being the only clear benefit for Virginia.
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Ellen Qualls is our Richmond newsroom with more.
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Keith, Mark Earley says he hopes this settlement lifts the cloud that has lingered over tobacco workers and growers, and helps stabilize the industry.
As you know, it may NOT.
He actually seemed less optimistic that it would stop teen smoking.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW, FUTURE EVENTS WILL DETERMINE WHETHER ANY OF THIS IS EFFECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH ARENA.))
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The Group to Alleviate Smoking in Public or GASP, calls this deal "a total sellout," which will be "grossly inadequate" in stopping kids from smoking.
GASP says the 35-cent per pack increase in the deal is not enough, citing studies that show a dollar-fifty to two dollar a pack increase necessary stop kids from buying cigarettes.
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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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So the tobacco companies are only agreeing to meet again to talk with farmers.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: EVEN IF THE TOBACCO COMPANIES WOULD WALK AWAY FROM THE TOBACCO FARMERS, AND I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY WILL, AT LEAST VIRGINIA WILL BE RECEIVING MONIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN WHICH WE CAN, ON OUR OWN, MAKE SURE THAT THE TOBACCO FARMERS AND WORKERS CONCERNS ARE ADDRESSED.))
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The Virginia Tobacco Association says it agrees with the logic... and trusts Virginia politicians.
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The four BILLION would come to Virginia over 25 years.

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The Martinsville twins accused of a 1997 murder WILL be tried together.
But a judge has not yet decided if he'll allow the jury to hear some incriminating evidence.
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Terry and Kerry Scales were in court for a hearing today.
Their lawyers changed their mind about a request for separate trials.
They HAD argued it wouldn't be fair for the twins to sit in the same courtroom.
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((JENKINS: WE FELT LIKE THERE WASN'T EVIDENCE OF MUCH PREJUDICE TO EITHER TERRY OR KERRY. AND WITHOUT A SHOWING THAT THERE WAS PREJUDICE, THE MOTION WASN'T LIKELY TO BE GRANTED ANYWAY. SO WE WENT AHEAD AND WITHDREW IT BECAUSE WE COULDN'T FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF PREJUDICE AGAINST EITHER DEFENDANT.))
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The lawyers filed another motion, saying statements the brothers gave to police should NOT be allowed as evidence.
The twins said they were NOT told about their right to have a lawyer present.
The murder trial starts next May.
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A man facing rape charges in North Carolina was sentenced today in Danville for sexually abusing an 8-year old girl.

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Robin Wayne Martin will spend 4-years in prison for forcing the girl to rub lotion on his genitals at a Christmas party in 1996.
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Martin also faces charges in Charlotte, North Carolina for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 12-year old girl.
That incident happened last April, while Martin was awaiting sentencing in Danville.
A trial on the North Carolina charges is set for January.
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An injured eagle is healed and released back into the wild. That story is still ahead on News 7.
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Next, water levels are way down in Roanoke's reservoir. How long can this go on before there's REAL trouble at Carvin's Cove?
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The long drought is bringing water levels way down for many important water supplies.
The water level in Lynchburg's Pedlar reservoir is so low, the city is getting most of its water supply from the James River. And Roanoke's biggest reservoir shows obvious signs of drought, raising the question: "how low can it go?"
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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The sign of the times says "LOW WATER." After a record setting wet winter and spring in Southwest Virginia, things turned dry in a hurry.
The drought of this summer and fall has forced the shoreline of Carvin's cove far out towards the middle of the lake.
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((EARL SAUNDERS/FISHERMAN: LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT-- YOU CAN SEE THE ROCKS THAT YOU HANG YOUR HOOKS ON. AND TREE STUMPS OUT HERE. IT IS A LOT LOWER THAN I'VE SEEN IT.))
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We always go through dry spells.
City officials say this one has just been drier than any other in recent memory-- making the water level in Roanoke's main water supply look awfully pitiful.
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((CHARLIE GREER/FISHERMAN: PRETTY ROUGH LOOKING NOW- WATER DOWN SO LOW. EVERY YEAR IT GETS DOWN LOW, BUT THIS IS PRETTY LOW FOR NORMS))
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((Andrew Freiden/Reporter: If the reservoir were full, this area would be under about 16 feet of water. There still is about a 6 month supply of water left in the reservoir. So if it hasn't rained significantly by April, THAT might be time to start worrying. Andrew Freiden, News 7 Botetourt County.))
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At a lake in Bath County today, a bald eagle found a new home.
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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.
Most of Virginia's bald eagles live east of the Blue Ridge.
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And it appears the bird likes its new surroundings just fine.
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A big day on Wall Street, especially for the Dow. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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More tourist dollars can mean more jobs.
That's one reason to keep an eye on Rocky Mount's newly restored train depot -- it's about to become a tourism center.
Already two agencies want to move in, and tonight a town council subcommittee starts the selection process.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
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Four years of toil and more than 200-thousand-dollars is not enough to turn this old train depot into a tourism center.
PEOPLE are needed to fill it with brochures, artifacts, pictures, and personal knowledge of Rocky Mount.
Both the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Merchants Association want to move in and take charge.

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((DOROTHY CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. MERCHANTS AND BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC.: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HERE LOOKING FOR THEIR ROOTS. FOR SOME REASON A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SO THEY'RE COMING BACK LOOKING IN THAT DIRECTION. AND WHILE THEY'RE HERE THEY'D LIKE TO VISIT OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST AND SEE THINGS.))
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So far Rocky Mount's paid the bills on the depot, using mostly grants.
Franklin County has not contributed any money to the depot.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BOTH THE TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL HAVE ASKED FRANKLIN COUNTY TO HIRE A TOURISM DIRECTOR TO RUN THIS CENTER. BUT THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR SAYS IT WILL BE AT LEAST A COUPLE MONTHS BEFORE COUNTY SUPERVISORS ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.))
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The county firsts wants to do a survey to find out more about Franklin County tourists.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IS THAT A WAY OF FINDING OUT IF IT'S WORTH IT TO HIRE A TOURISM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR? MACON SAMMONS/FRANKLIN CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WELL, I THINK IT IS. IT WILL GIVE US ADDED CONFIDENCE THAT ANY MONEY SPENT WILL BE A GOOD INVESTMENT.))
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((BRIAN DUVALL/FRANKLIN CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: TO HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF PERSON TO HANDLE JUST TOURISM IS A KEY COMPONENT. SOMEONE WHO CAN HAVE THE EXERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF BUILDING TOURISM STRATEGIES AND DOING THE MARKETING.))
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In the meantime, the train depot will depend on a staff of volunteers.
There will be an open house this Sunday at 1:30 to drum up public support.
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And coming up, A look at tonight's Friday Football Extra schedule a Preview of the Salem Heritage game.
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And Page Moir will talk about the Salem Bank and Trust Tip Off tournament at the Bast Center this weekend.
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Virginia Tech has a huge Big East showdown with Rutgers set for tomorrow afternoon at one, 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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The 7:30 Heritage/Salem game is one of six Friday Football Extra regional championships tonight. Steve Mason has the call.
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((and then celebrated that regional title on the Salem's field. The Spartans have carried the anger from that post season party and Antrone Smith's game winning overtime TD with them all season, outscoring 11 opponents 424 to 44.)) ((PEM APPERSON:))
((Apperson's Pioneers come in 10 and 1, but the coach said late this afternoon, that star running back Chris Booker is doubtful and will probably not play due to a sprained right ankle sustained against Christiansburg last week. Salem is still cautious.)) ((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
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Roanoke College will open its season this weekend in the Salem Bank and Trust Tip Off Tournament.
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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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Tax reassessments are a necessary evil most business owners have to pay.
But one Buena Vista business felt its new assessment was way too high, took city officials to court, and won!
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Jean Jadhon is in our newsroom with more.
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Keith, officials at Des Champs (DES-Shaums) Laboratories...
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weren't too happy with their recent tax reassessments, so they sued the city.
They claim city officials failed to take into account several factors.
They won, but their legal battles with the city may not be over yet.
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Keith, we'll hear from a city official and other affected business owners tonight at 11.

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