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A James Madison University student is scheduled to go on trial today for murdering his sister.
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Ann Harper was a student at Hollins University.
Police say say that on Thanksgiving day 19-95, 21 year old Matthew harper fatally stabbed his sister at their home in Fairfax County.
He then allegedly set the family home on fire.
His mother suffered burns in the blaze.
Please contend he was motivated by jealousy.
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[7E-Dugspur-Ax]


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All of the victims in Friday's fatal accident in Dugspur were related.
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Authorities say 59-year old Arlie Kendall Simpkins was driving along Route 221 when he veered off the road, and hit a bridge.
The car then burst into flames.
Simpkins, his wife, 56-year old Kitty Duncan Simpkins and their 14-year old grandson Ricky Lee Simpkins Jr. all died.
Two of the couple's other grandchildren, 13-year old Jessica Simpkins and her 7-year old brother, Kendall survived the crash, escaping with minor cuts and bumps.
All three of the people killed were from Indian Valley.
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[7E-Volvo-Suppliers]


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Volvo has threatened to pull the plug on an expansion that would add 13-hundred jobs at its Pulaski County plant.
Volvo made the threat after the union last weekend rejected the company's new six-year contract.
A lot depends on the talks between Volvo Trucks and the United Auto Workers.
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Whatever happens has the potential to impact more than just Volvo and its employees.
In Pulaski County, there are at least six- companies that are tied to Volvo.
The companies either provide parts or services.
Similar plants are located in Giles and Wythe Counties, as well as Salem.
If Volvo and the union are able to work out their differences and the General Assembly approves funding for the expansion-- the deal could benefit the extended companies, as well.
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((STUART GILBERT/NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE:I THINK THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT YOU JUST THINK OF THE BIG COMPANY AND THE BIG JOBS FROM VOLVO BUT WHEN YOU START LOOKING BACK AT ALL THE SUPPLIERS THAT REPRESENT ALL THE COMPONENTS THAT GO INTO A BIG TRUCK, IT'S SUBSTANTIAL. ))
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Business leaders predict that for every 100-jobs Volvo adds to its truck plant...there will be 107-spinoff jobs added to the New River Valley's economy.
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Several Salem schools are in need of a facelift.
Now officials are trying to figure out where they'll get the money.
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The school system is anticipating nearly 25-million dollars in renovations--including two primary projects.
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((E.WAYNE TRIPP/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; ONE BEING THE ANDREW LEWIS PROJECT WHICH WILL BE ABOUT 14-OR-15-MILLION DOLLARS. AND THE OTEHR BEING SCIENCE CLASSROOMS AT SALEM HIGH SCHOOL.))
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Tripp says the science classrooms would run another two-million dollars. He says it has not been determined whether Andrew Lewis will be renovated or rebuilt. The rest of the money would go towards various minor projects and maintenance of all of the facilities.
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City council will decide how to fund the projects during its annual budget study session in the few weeks.

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Vovlvo's threat to pull the plug on job expansion at its Pulaski County plant could have a far reaching affect. Volvo made the threat after the union last weekend rejected the company's new six-year contract.
A lot depends on the talks between Volvo Trucks and the United Auto Workers.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Whatever happens has the potential to impact more than just Volvo and its employees.
In Pulaski County, there are at least six- companies that are tied to Volvo.
The companies either provide parts or services.
Similar plants are located in Giles and Wythe Counties, as well as Salem.
If Volvo and the union are able to work out their differences and the General Assembly approves funding for the expansion-- the deal could benefit the extended companies, as well.
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((STUART GILBERT/NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE:I THINK THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT YOU JUST THINK OF THE BIG COMPANY AND THE BIG JOBS FROM VOLVO BUT WHEN YOU START LOOKING BACK AT ALL THE SUPPLIERS THAT REPRESENT ALL THE COMPONENTS THAT GO INTO A BIG TRUCK, IT'S SUBSTANTIAL. ))
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Business leaders predict that for every 100-jobs Volvo adds to its truck plant...there will be 107-spinoff jobs added to the New River Valley's economy.
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[45Feedback]


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A possible turning point in President Clinton's impeachment trial today.
And viewer opinion on the historic event tops our mailbag this week.
Joe McKean has this week's feedback.
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((As the Senate continued its consideration of the articles of impeachment against President Clinton, a viewer offered her thoughts on ending the trial.
"As a voter, taxpayer, wife and mother, I am willing to forgive and support our president. I feel that the American people should be allowed to hold an emergency election to decide the fate of President Clinton. If this election proved to discontinue the impeachment proceedings, then perhaps the money that is being wasted on this trial could be put into our schools, roads, social security and Medicare. After all, it really is Mrs. Cinton's place (and our God above) to forgive him."
Lynchburg evangelist Jerry Falwell was on our air, explaining his view that the anti-Christ had almost certainly been born, and was a Jewish male.
A Roanoke viewer wrote:
"I was irritated at your story...about Jerry Falwell's comments that the antichrist will be Jewish. The reason I was irritated was because you began Mr. Falwell's interview with "therefore". It was apparent that he had already explained why he felt the way he felt. However you chose not to include that part of the interview, leading me to believe your sole purpose of the story was to create anger toward Jerry Falwell. It's unfortunate that most news media outlets in this country have to be so one-sided."
Here's how to get in touch with us at News-7.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And if you'd like to take part in a moderated on-line forum, you'll find it on our web site, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Turning our attention now to the forecast--
It'll be a mostly sunny and breezy day, with highs topping out at near 60.
Staying clear and breezy overnight, with lows in the lower 30s.
In the four day forecast....partly sunny through Wedneday, with rain likely for Thursday and Friday.
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The murder trial begins today for the man accused of killing his sister, a student at Hollins University.
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Police say say that on Thanksgiving day 19-95, 21 year old Matthew harper fatally stabbed Ann at their home in Fairfax County.
He then allegedly set the family home on fire.
His mother suffered burns in the blaze.
Police contend he was motivated by jealousy.
Matthew Harper was a student at James Madison University.
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Miss Virginia spent last week's "Art Advocacy Day" purshing for more money for the arts.
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Nita Booth and others spent the day at the state General Assembly, lobbying for additional funding for the Arts for Virginia Commission.
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((NITA BOOTH/MISS VIRGINIA 1999; WHAT WE HOPE TO DO IS REACH A DOLLAR PER CAPITA FOR THE ARTS IN THIS STATE. WE NEED 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND AN ADDITIONAL 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.))
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The funding would be split among the state's various arts organizations. Booth says that will still put the state about 36-percent below the national average.
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[8WebWatch]


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You may have to sing a different tune if you're looking for lyrics On- line...
And a debate over who owns the name, "Veronica."
All this and more in this week's Web Watch.
Here's Eric Earnhart.
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If you know the melody but can't recall the words, you're out of luck on-line. The International Lyrics Server and it's 100-thousand songs is gone.
It's servers in Switzerland were confiscated by police after the National Music Publishers Association filed a lawsuit.
Veronica, on the other hand, gets to keep her website. Veronica's parents registered Veronica-dot-org for her when she was born... But the folks at Archie-comics-dot-com called it copyright infringement, saying Veronica is THEIR trademark.
Veronica's dad told them to take a hike, saying nobody owns his daughter's name... and dot-org website is for NON-commercial purposes.... Archie backed off and is NOT taking legal action... besides, if you go to Veronica-dot-COM, who do you find? BETTY.. what's up with that?

Join the North Carolina Zoo on Safari as they track African elephants in Cameroon. A team from the zoo fitted elephants with satellite tracking collars... you can use the data with a tracking map and watch elephant migration patterns...

Speaking of large mammals, remember the story of the coastal town that tried to get rid of a dead whale with a half ton of explosives... it's NOT an urban legend, it happened in Oregon several years ago... and the film is on-line to prove it.

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You can watch the whole story in streaming video... and you really should check this out, its a classic.
For links, click on webwatch on the wdbj website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

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Time again to look at the Monday forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today, with highs around 60.
Staying clear and breezy overnight, with lows in the lower 30s.
The four day outlook is mild, with mostly sunny skies through the middle of the week.
Showers are forecast to start late Thursday, lasting into Friday.
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