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Next on News 7-
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Authorities arrest a man in one area school parking lot for soliciting sex-
News 7's Scott Goldberg reports from Mexico- to see where many Southwest Virginia Jobs are going.
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Plus Hampden Sydney wins the ODAC basketball title.
News 7 is next.

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(( IT'S A SAD DAY FOR TECH, WE'LL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND SOMEONE TO FILL HIS SHOES THAT IS AS LOVED AS HE IS. ))
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[OUT Q=as he is.]
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A member of the VirginiaTech Board of Visitors reacts after learning university President Paul Torgersen is planning to retire.
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[Tech-President]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-74 1:56:32]
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When Torgersen leaves at the end of the year, he will have served as president for six years.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, his devotion as a Tech professor goes back three decades.
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[IN Q=Torgersen announced]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Meszaros/Virginia Tech Provost; :13]
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President; : 43]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

(( Torgersen announced his retirement during a Tech Board of Visitors meeting.
He later told reporters the university is in excellent shape and that leaving now means he'll retire December 31st with the university on a roll.
[inq=I THINK (15:28:15)]

((PEGGY MESZAROS/VIRGINIA TECH PROVOST: I THINK HE'S RIGHT THAT THINGS ARE GOING SO WELL AT THE UNIVERSITY AND HE HAS THIS SENSE THAT IT ITS THE TIME FOR HIM TO STEP BACK AND I HAVE TO HONOR THAT ALTHOUGH I DID TRY TO TALK HIM OUT OF IT.))
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Torgersen has taught in the university's engineering department for more than 30- years.
He even continued teaching after being appointed President in 1993 at age 62.
When asked what he'll remember most as president-- he mentioned the achievements Tech has made in the area of information technology.
[inq=]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THAT, VERY FEW INSTITUTIONS HAVE DONE WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUT IN A MORE GENERAL SENSE I TAKE SATISFACTION WITH THE SENSE OF FAMILY THAT ALUMNI, FACULTY AND STAFF, I THINK IN SOME WAYS, I HAVE ADVANCED THAT.))
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[OUTQ=ADVANCED THAT.]


Torgersen's supporters also praise his work in the area of fundraising and also say Torgersen deserves credit for much of the new construction on campus.
A search committee has already been formed to help the Board of Visitors in its search for a new president. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))




[Child-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:32:17]
[GRAPHIC=Internet Porn]


A top aide to former West Virginia governor Gaston Caperton has been charged with trying to solicit a juvenile boy for sex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


58- year- old Thomas D. Rice of Martinsburg, West Virginia was arrested Saturday in the parking lot of the Bedford Elementary School.
Authorities say that's where Rice had arranged to meet an undercover officer he thought was a 13- year- old boy on the internet.
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[SOT 9:58:50]
[IN Q=He contacted]

((MELVIN WILLIAMS/BEDFORD CO. INVESTIGATOR: HE CONTACTED THE UNDERCOVER OFFICER INITIALLY AND DISCUSSION ENSUED AT THAT POINT. THE DISCUSSION WAS PRETTY GENERIC AT FIRST, AND THEN DID TURN TO THINGS OF A SEXUAL NATURE LATER ON.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Williams/Bedford Co. Investigator; :00]
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[OUT Q=nature later on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rice faces three felony charges and is free tonight on a ten- thousand dollar bond.
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[Hale]


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A latch-key kid with a history of truancy and trouble with the law was sentenced to time in the state pen today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sixteen year old Jawawn (juh-WAHN) Hale shot another teenager a year ago, following an argument at a basketball game.
Hale read a statement to the judge, indicating that he'd already learned a lot in the seven months he'd spent in jail, awaiting sentencing.
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[SOT 15:25:55]
[IN Q=I figure]

((I FIGURE THE BEST THING I CAN DO IS TO BEGIN NOW, SETTING THE RIGHT EXAMPLE FOR MY NEW-BORN SON. I KNOW I DON'T WANT ANY KID OF MINE BEING THROUGH THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=have been through.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hale killed 19-year old Mike Andrews, but only after Andrews confronted him in Hale's own yard.
The 16-year old pulled a gun and shot Andrews, after Andrews punched him in the face.
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[Shooting-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 16-year old turned himself in today for shooting a man last week in Southwest Roanoke.
Police have charged the teenager with malicious wounding and weapons charges.
The condition of the victim, Rodney Brent McNair, is not being released.


[Dragging-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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It was the most devasting evidence yet against John William King- the man accused in the dragging death of a black man in Texas.
Bob McNamara has details.
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[SUPER=01-Pat Hardy/Prosecutor; 37]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Varrett/Byrd's Nephew; 50-53!]
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[OUT Q=Jasper, Texas.]

((A pathologist Dr. Tommy Brown told for the first time.. how horrifying James Byrd Jr.'s last moments of life were. How Byrd's body.. was a gruesome record of a helpless struggle to stay alive. How he fought the force of a truck dragging him down the bumpy road.. vainly trying keep his head off the asphalt.. shifting his body to relieve severe pain.. then being killed.. when he hit this culvert..and was decapitated..
As King listened passively.. the pathologist said.. Byrd's ankles bore the marks that a logging chain was used to shackle him to the rear of the truck..and drag him to his death.. PAT HARDY/PROSECUTOR "..WE OWED THIS TO THE PUBLIC TO THE COUNTRY TO THE WORLD TO PUT ON EVERYTHING WE HAD AND THATS WHAT WE'VE DONE.." Byrd's father sat stone faced..thru the testimony.. but several family members wept.. DARRELL VARRETT/BYRD'S NEPHEW/ ..ITS KINDA HARD WHEN ITS IN YOUR FACE AND VERY REALISTIC AS IT WAS TODAY.."
TRACK: The most haunting evidence..was a silent video tape..
For 11 minutes the courtroom sat hushed .. as an FBI camera traced the 3 mile country road.. along which James Byrd was dragged.Bob McNamara CBS News.. Jasper Texas.))


[Alfred-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chu]
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Alfred Martin is a free man tonight, after serving his time for escaping from a Martinsville Prison Farm 25- years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI/November 1998;]


The State Department of Corrections authorized Martin's release around noon-time today.
He must report to a parole officer once he returns home to Michigan, where he was arrested as a fugitive last year.


Martin fled custody in Virginia in 1974, while serving time for selling marijuana.
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[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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State troopers issued more than one thousand tickets on Interstate 81 Sunday as they cracked down on speeders.
And officials believe the effort is already paying off.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Between Bristol and Winchester, troopers cited more than 17-hundred drivers for speeding and other offenses. That's many times the normal number.
And in some cases, one summons wasn't enough.
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[SOT 12:13:25]
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((1ST SGT. FRANK DUFFY/VA. STATE POLICE: THEY'D GET A TICKET IN ONE COUNTY AND THEN GO ON UP THE ROAD AND GET ANOTHER ONE IN ANOTHER COUNTY. IN FACT, THIS HAPPENED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF.))
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[OUT Q=about a mile and a half.]
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[VO-NAT]


In the wake of Sunday's crackdown, troopers were finding fewer violators.
Meanwhile, the State Police are promising a repeat performance soon, though they aren't saying exactly when.
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[Seatbelts]


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A bill that would allow police to stop you for NOT wearing a seat belt today squeaked out of a House committee.
It's estimated that 30-percent of Virginia drivers don't buckle up now-- despite the existing law.
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[SOT 16:16:50]
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((CHRIS LAGOW/AUTO SAFETY LOBBYIST: WE ALLOW PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF EVERY OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE INFRACTION IN THE ENTIRE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE, EXCEPT THE ONE THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.))
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((DEL. JAY KATZEN/R-WARRENTON: I JUST AM AGAINST THE STATE IMPOSING THEMSELVES INTRUSIVELY INTO THE LIVES OF PEOPLE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THEIR CARS. I JUST BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT IS INVOLVED IN TOO MANY THINGS AS IT IS ALREADY. I TRUST VIRGINIANS AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN AND WILL DO THE RIGHT THING.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Jay Katzen/(R) Warrenton; :10]
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[VO-NAT]


The primary enforcement seatbelt bill now will face the full House-- the first time the bill's made it this far in Virginia.
If it passes, it would take effect in the year 2000.
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[VA-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Virginia's first limit on abortion rights since Roe versus Wade has survived legal challenge.
Today, the U-S Supreme Court announced it will NOT hear Planned Parenthood's case against Virginia's parental notification law.
The law has been in effect since 1997.
It requires pregnant teens to notify a parent before seeking an abortion -- or convince a judge they will be abused if they do.


[School-Bond]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-9 23:11]
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Voters in Danville will decide next week whether to support a 36- million dollar bond referendum to pay for school improvements and building projects.
Tonight, people got a chance to hear why they should vote YES.
Christy Hubley explains.
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((Ceilings are leaking. Walls are crumbling. Windows are rusting.
Many believe Glenwood Elementary is in a state of disrepair.
That's why, under Danville's school facilities plan, Glenwood would be closed, and a new school would be built in its place.

This P-T-A sponsored forum addressed plans for Glenwood and the city's other schools.
And speakers pleaded for a YES vote on the 36- million dollar bond referendum.
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[IN Q=A no vote on this]

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/FORMER MAYOR: A NO VOTE ON THIS BOND REFERENDUM IN MY OPINION IS A DECLARATION FOR THE ULTIMATE AND UNTIMELY DEATH OF THE CITY OF DANVILLE.)) [RUNS :13]
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[IN Q=If we're willing to provide]

((BARBARA PLEASANT/PARENT: IF WE'RE WILLING TO PROVIDE A TOP QUALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WE ARE SENDING A STRONG, POSITIVE MESSAGE TO NEW INDUSTRIES AND NEW BUSINESSES WHO MIGHT BE LOOKING TO COME TO DANVILLE.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=come to Danville.]


The school bonds would be paid for with year tax increases-- 1.8 percent in real estate and just over 3- percent in personal property.
While there were no vocal opponents at the forum, some people say passage of the referendum would put the city way over its debt limits.
But the school board and city council are convinced infrastructure problems, like those at G-W High School, will be cheaper to address now rather than later.
Voters will decide this issue at the polls March 2nd.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come, an admission from a local leader -- he may have mistakenly given an area a hospital a bad rap on one issue.
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[VO-NAT]


And Levi Strauss shuts down half of its manufacturing plants in the U-S.
Details when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports."]

((Howdy folks welcome to another Big Monday. Tonight is Salem the Tigers can;t be tamed. Highlights and postgame comments arecoming up from the ODAC final plus, Big Mac takes his cuts in Florida, and there may yet be hope for Druck in Frisco. Details are coming u on News 7 sports.))
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[Jeffrey-Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:01:05]
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Roanoke's NAACP leader says he may have misinterpreted a sign in Community Hospital's emergency room regarding Medicaid patients.
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[VO-NAT]

Last week, Martin Jeffrey told a senate committee that--
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

based on this sign, the downtown hospital denies treatment to Medicaid patients.
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[SOT=02:41:24]
[IN Q=I REALLY BELIEVE]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/LOCAL NAACP PRESIDENT; I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WHAT I READ.....DIDN'T RECEIVE MEDICAID PATIENTS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Carilion says not only does it treat Medicaid patients, but that more than one fourth of the people served have that type of insurance.
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[SOT=02:32:57]
[IN Q=IN THE COMMUNITY]

((BETH MYER-BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN; IN THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR, CARILION TREATED 27% OF THE PATIENTS THAT CAME THROUGH WERE MEDICAID PATIENTS. AT MEMORIAL, 30% OF THE PATIENTS TREATED WERE MEDICAID PATIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Myer-Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
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[OUT Q=MEDICAID PATIENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jeffrey apologized for POSSIBLY misreading the sign.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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The deadline nears and hope is fading for a peace deal for Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rambouillet, France]


The U-S and Europeans are intensifying efforts to get ethnic Albanians to accept the deal.
Despite the grim outlook an extension was granted Saturday- the deadline now is nine tomorrow morning.
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[SOT 14:52:19]
[IN Q=It is a fluid]

((JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: IT IS A FLUID SITUATION. WE HAVE TO MAKE WHAT WE THINK BELIEVE ARE DECISIONS THAT BEST PROMOIST HE BEST INTEREST OF THE PARTIES AND IN THE REGION. WE'VE MADE THAT DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=made that decision..]
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[VO-NAT]


If a deal is not reached NATO has threatened air strikes.
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[Levi]


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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


More textile workers are losing their jobs- This time it is Levi Strauss closing plants.
Six thousand in all will lose their jobs- including some in Virginia and Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The company is closing 11 of its 22 manufacturing plants.
Levi Strauss will move some of its production overseas where labor costs are lower.
One of the plants shutting down is in Warsaw, Virginia. Two others are in Johnson City and Mountain City, Tennessee.
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[Going-South]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:42:45]
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Levi-Strauss workers are just the latest casualty of the trend taking textile plants out of the country.
Thousands of local people lost their jobs over the last year to Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]

[from tape 98-77, 31:56]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January;]


Workers at Rocky Mount's Pluma factory were understandably upset earlier this year.
They found out they'd get laid off when the factory closes in April.
It was more evidence that Virginia sewing factories are becoming extinct.
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[SOT 98-77, 33:11]
[IN Q=all of]

((MAE MITCHELL: ALL OF OUR JOBS HAVE GONE TO MEXICO AND THEY JUST CAN'T SURVIVE LIKE IT IS.))
[SUPER=01-Mae Mitchell/Laid-Off Seamstress;]
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[OUT Q=LIKE IT IS]
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[VO-NAT]

[FROM NOVALINK 1]
[SUPER=03-Matamoros, Mexico;]


When jobs leave Virginia they go to factories like the one Scott Goldberg visited south of the border.
Apparel companies say the industry is so competitive, they have to send work to Mexico.
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[TAKE STILL STORE FS -- "TOMORROW"]
Be sure to watch News-7 at six tomorrow for our report, Going South.
We'll hear why the clothing industry is so competitive.
And why fewer clothes are being made in America.



[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


When News 7 at 11 returns --
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[VO-NAT]

for years movie makers and stars have sought a thumbs up for their work.
Today they laid to rest one of the men who made that sign a trademark.
The story straight ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 3 2/8 2 9 7/1 5 9 13 20]







[Siskel]


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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=NET-D]
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Many familiar faces came out to bid farewell to Gene Siskel-
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[VO-NAT 20:03:43]
[SUPER=03-Highland Park, IL]

including Oprah Winfrey and his "movie critic partner" Roger Ebert.
Rows and Rows of faces gathered at the Beth El synagogue in Highland Park Illinois to mourn his death.
Siskel cohosted the well known movie review program with Ebert for 24 years.
Siskel returned to the show after brain surgery in May but recently took a leave of absence.
He died Saturday at age 53.
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[Land-Trust]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=99-5 19:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a changing of the guard at the Western Virginia Land Trust.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Michael Vann Ness is the new Executive Director of the non-profit organization that works to preserve Virginia's natural resources and conserve land. Van Ness succeeds founding director Rupert Cutler who will retire at the end of March. Cutler says he's pleased with the choice of his successor.
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[SOT]

[8:26:11]
[IN Q=His training]
[SUPER=01-Dr. M. Rupert Cutler/Founding Director]

((DR. M. RUPERT CUTLER/FOUNDING DIRECTOR: HIS TRAINING AS A FORESTER AND A LAWYER, AND EXPERIENCE WITH ANOTHER LAND TRUST NEARBY AND LIFELONG DEDICATION TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS SO PERFECTFOR THE WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=Western Virginia Land Trust]
[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]

Cutler says the organization has worked to preserve watersheds and private land along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail.




[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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We'll crown the 1999 ODAC champion tonight over in Salem.
The Sixers win again, the Niners make a move that may help the former Hokie, plus we'll have some baseball news, as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Hollywood, CA; :00]


But first, earlier today in Hollywood, California Dennis Rodman took over Planet Hollywood to announce that he hopes to sign with the Lakers and play his first game on Thursday. He appeared at a newsconference with his wife Carmen Elecktra and got emotional when he talked about giving half of his after tax income this season to charity.
Now your scores.
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[GO TO BREAK]

[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


One thousand, 286 Salem Civic Center fans turned out for the Randolph Macon/Hampden Sydney ODAC basketball title. The Tigers traveled to the free throw line 19 times while the Yellow Jackets made only six trips. One of many telling stats that Steve Mason says determined the outcome of the game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yellow Jackets vs. Tigers; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Garst/Scored 5 Points; :13]
[SUPER=01-T.J. Grimes/Scored Game High 21 Points; :43]
[SUPER=33-Hampden-Sydney/73/Randolph-Macon/61; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/6-0 in ODAC Championship; 1:21]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[wipe to pinnacle board - acc]
And don't forget that tonight Your Hometown Station has ACC basketball at seven o'clock.
Wake Forest travels to Chapel Hill to tangle with the Tarheels.
This game was orignially set for an 8pm tip, but remember it has been moved to seven.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVa's Adam Hall is the ACC rookie of the week. The Virginia freshman forrward had 36 points and 11 rebounds in two games last week.
[graphic=acc]


The ACC women's tourney tips-off later this week at Independence Arena in Charlotte.
The UVa women play their opener Saturday at 3:30.
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The VMI Keydets will tip things off in the first game of the Southern Conference tournament this Thursday at Noon at the Greensboro Coliseum against Furman.
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The Liberty men open the Big South tournament in Asheville, North Carolina Thursday at 8. The winner of that game will play Radford Friday night in the semi-finals. Ron Bradley's team has a first round bye.
As for the Big south women, Radford plays Asheville Thursday afternoon. The Liberty Flames are the top seed and they have a first round bye.
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The 25-and-1 Tech women are the top seed in the A-10. They have a first round bye and don't play until Saturday at Noon against the winner of the Temple-Dayton game.

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In the NBA last night, the Sixers continue to shock in this abbreviated season.
Last night they beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland handily 106-to-97.
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Sixers' boss Larry Brown had to love the way things went last night. Allen Iverson kicks the ball back to Matt Geiger who buries the jumper for two of his 18 points.
Danville's Johnny Newman would try to keep things close in the fourth quarter with this drive to the hoop for two.


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But this was the Sixers night as George Lynch scores 15 and Iverson throws in a game high 37. The Sixers are now a game above 500.
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The San Francisco 49ers have said all along that they haven't given u on Jim Druckenmiller. Now those of us back on the east coast may actually have reason to believe them.
Last night the Niners are on the verge of trading backup Ty Detmer to the Cleveland Browns. Detmer has a no trade clause in his contract, but he he apparently has agreed to the trade since he will be the Browns' starter in camp.
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It can only be good news for Druckenmiller who was relkegated to third string last season after Detmer was signed.


Druckenmiller appeared in just one game all of last season and didn't even attempt a pass.
If the trade goes through, look for the Niners to get him some time, or shop him by next season.
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Still to come on News 7 tonight we'll hit the basepaths and check in with Chuck Hartman, David Wells and
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Mark McGwire who is swinging, but not doing a lot of talking.
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David Wells, the man who hurled the perfect game last season for New York checked back in with his old team the Toronto Blue Jays today.
Wells says he's hated leaving the Yankees.
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Rumors have been swirling since the trade for Roger Clemens that Wells would be traded, but the Jays say they pla

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Saint Louis opened training camp in Jupiter, Florida, and Cardinal Slugger Mark McGwire is keeping mum.
McGwire took batting practice, worked out in the weight room, and chatted with teammates, but he told reporters to pretend he wasn't there.
He set the home run record last season by hitting 70.
The Cardinals have set up a news conference for Wednesday after the team's first full squad workout of the spring.


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In tonight's Video of the Day -- fun in the sun --
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and in the Colorado snow for skiiers in the "Cardboard Ski Derby." Racers took to the slopes in every cardboard contraption imaginable... from boats to a "South Park" school bus to, "in-definable" designs. And from the looks of these folks, skiing was never so much fun.
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