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Lynchburg lawmakers condemn hometown pastor Jerry Falwell- -some without realizing what they're voting on.

The top story on NEWS 7 is from Richmond.
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And a serious collision between two tractor trailers on the Interstate caused by one rig going too SLOWLY.
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Tonight in sports, we'll take a spring training tour and check in with the Braves and Mark McGwire.
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Plus, the Big South conference is passing out its postseason basketball honors tonight.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M CERTAINLY NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF CONDEMNING RELIGIOUS LEADERS. THAT'S JUST NOT MY-- I'M JUST NOT SURE THAT'S THE PROPER ROLE OF GOVERNMENT.))
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Virginia's General Assembly stops just short of condemning Jerry Falwell.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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A bill praising a Virginia Catholic bishop was killed in the state Senate today.
That's after senators realized it's real purpose was to condemn the words of Lynchburg pastor Jerry Falwell.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What was this bill about?
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Keith, it is standard practice each year for lawmakers to approve scores of "commending resolutions."
They praise various living and dead Virginians.
House Joint Resolution 826 just blended in.
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But what it did was slam Baptist leader Jerry Falwell for saying the Antichrist will prove to be a Jewish male.
Falwell says that's merely his reading of the Bible.
But Catholic Bishop Walter Sullivan led other Christians in denouncing Falwell for what he considered anti-Semitic and divisive remarks.
The resolution reads in part: "WHEREAS, Bishop Sullivan, in characterizing these remarks as "outrageous" and "reprehensible," called them "an absolute offense to our Jewish sisters and brothers"...
A Charlottesville Democrat wrote the resolution.
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((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: I THINK WHAT IT DID WAS COMMEND-- I TRIED TO PUT IT ON A POSITIVE BASIS, NOT USE NAMES, NOR PLACES. SO THEREFORE IT WAS TAKEN AS KIND OF A GENERAL STATEMENT THAT BISHOP SULLIVAN SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR TRYING TO PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER STATEMENTS HAD BEEN MADE.))
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The resolution was approved two weeks ago by members of the House.
But Lynchburg's two Republican delegates clearly saw the resolution for the first time when we showed it to them.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: REVEREND FALWELL HAS SAID IN RECENT WEEKS THAT HE PROBABLY MADE A MISTAKE IN THE UTTERANCES HE MADE. AND I THINK OTHERS HAVE WELCOMED HIS APOLOGY, AND I THINK WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT.))
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Lynchburg's Republican Senator Steve Newman admits he actually signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill without ever having read it.
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((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: OH I THINK WE DID HAVE SOME OF THAT. WE DO THAT WITH A LOT OF RESOLUTIONS THAT GO THROUGH. AND BILLS FOR THAT MATTER.))
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((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: AND I REALLY JUST THINK THE LORD WAS WATCHING OUT FOR ME THAT DAY. I DID NOT SEE IT AND I WOULD NOT HAVE SIGNED IT ANYWAY. What do you hope happens to it in the Senate? I HOPE IT JUST QUIETLY GOES AWAY.))
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It did go away today.
The Senate sent it back to a committee that won't meet again this session.
We couldn't reach Reverend Falwell today for comment.
But we did speak with Bishop Sullivan.
The Bishop says he's NOT offended by the bill dying-- but he wonders what it means that the General Assembly would choose to NOT publicly condemn anti-Semitism.

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Another accident on Interstate 81 landed two truckers in the emergency room.
This one involved a tractor trailer driving too SLOWLY.
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Police say the first truck was traveling about 35 miles per hour.
They say the second truck was weaving and slammed into the first truck at about 60 miles per hour.
More troopers have patrolled I-81 recently in an effort to prevent these accidents.
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((THERE WERE FOUR TRAILERS AND POLICE VEHICLES WITHIN A FIVE-MILE RADIUS OF THIS CRASH AND THE TRAILER WOULD HAVE HAD TO PASS AT LEAST TWO TRAILERS BEFORE THEY GOT TO THIS LOCATION.))
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Both drivers are from out of state. One was airlifted to the hospital by Lifeguard Ten.
Police say reckless driving charges are pending.
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An employee at a Wytheville children's home has been fired for allegedly having sex with an underage child there.

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The man was a youth counselor at the Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands for about a year. That's according to the home's director.
The Wythe County Department of Social Services and Wytheville police department are currently investigating the allegations.
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The director of the children's home says the appropriate police background checks were performed and that the man di

d not have a prior criminal record. [Tultex]


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By Friday, 85 percent of the sewing work done for Tultex will be done in Mexico.
The Martinsville-based company is closing a North Carolina sewing plant.
145 people will lose their jobs.
Tultex still has three sewing operations in Virginia.
But like so many other companies, Tultex said competitive pressures are forcing it to take advantage of cheap labor south of the border.

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And that's exactly what we're talking about this week in our series "Going South."
It's hard to imagine making a living on seven dollars a day.
But thousands of workers in Mexico are doing just that.
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Scott Goldberg is here to show us an example... south of the border.
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Keith, she earns wages that would put her way below the poverty level in the United States.
And even in Mexico, seven dollars a day is not a lot of money, but it is considered a decent living.
Tonight,
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The story of a Mexican woman and how far she stretches what little she has...
As we continue our look at an American industry that's Going South.
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Alicia Lopez is doing the same work that paid an average of nine or ten dollars an hour in America.
In Mexico, Alicia told us she's earning seven dollars a day.
Just enough money, she said, to buy what she needs.
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((SCOTT: PUES, SE LIMITO MUCHO... (Scott): Well, you limit yourself a lot. But I can buy the most important things like food and clothes.)) [RUNS07]
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Alicia shares a modest one-room dwelling with her sister.
Without help from her sister's income, Alicia couldn't afford the apartment.
Because even though she's single, Alicia is not just providing for herself.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: EVERY MONTH AFTER SHE PAYS THE RENT, ALICIA STILL HAS ENOUGH MONEY LEFT OVER TO SEND TO HER FAMILY THAT WORKS ON A FARM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MEXICO.)) [RUNS09]
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((ALICIA: LES AYUDAMOS ... (Scott): We help them financially, she said. Because they live far away. And as their children, we have the obligation to help them.))
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((JORGE GUERRA/MATAMORS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: MANY OF THE PEOPLE COME HERE AND THEY TAKE CARE OF THEIR PARENTS.)) [RUNS05]
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Matamoros economic development chief Jorge Guerra said workers like Alicia don't take low-paying factory jobs for granted. [inside factory]
The opportunity to work in what's called a maquiladora is an opportunity the rest of her family doesn't have.
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((JORGE GUERRA: THE WORKER HAS A STANDARD OF LIVING BETTER NOW WORKING IN THE MAQUILADORA THAN WHAT THEY HAD SOME YEARS AGO WHEN THEY DIDN'T HAVE A JOB OR WERE WORKING IN THE FIELDS.)) [RUNS15]
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Which explains why Alicia and her co-workers are so exicted about their jobs that seemingly pay so little.
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What's more, the factory has perks most American workplaces don't:
A child-care center for those who need it.
A medical clinic that's always staffed.
The jobs may not pay what they paid in America.
But they're jobs Alicia and her co-workers are proud to have.))
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That, of course, is no consolation to an American worker who has been laid off.
Tommorrow, the long road back to work for the people whose jobs were sent to Mexico.

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When the DuPont plant in Martinsville closed eight months ago, hundreds of textile workers lost their jobs.
But now, there's new life coming to part of the abandoned facility.
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These old DuPont maintenance buildings and the land around them will be the site of "Old Dominion Lumber."
The company will employ 25- people when it's in full production next year.
DuPont plans to demolish 500-thousand square feet of the former nylon-making facility to create space for new industries to build here.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT PLANT MANAGER: THERE'S SOME REAL ADVANTAGES HERE IN INFRASTRUCTURE. IT'S ALREADY SET UP WITH RAIL SERVICE, WATER SERVICE, STEAM SERVICE SO IT'S AN EXCELLENT INDUSTRIAL SITE AND ONCE WE GET SOME MORE AREA CLEAR WE CAN GET SOME MORE FACILITIES BROUGHT IN HERE.))
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About 70- people still work at DuPont, making machine parts for the company's Precision Concepts and maintaining the warehouses.
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Some school systems are altering their schedules for tomorrow. Here's the rundown so far.
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Carroll County Schools are CLOSED Thursday.
Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE in Henry County.
Also opening TWO HOURS LATE will be schools in the city of Martinsville and Patrick County.
Buses in the BLUE RIDGE area of Patrick County will be on SNOW ROUTES.
and Schools in Smyth County will open ONE HOUR LATE tomorrow.
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So what's ahead in our weather tomorrow? Let's go to Robin Reed in our weather center.
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Martin Jefferey's recent comments in Richmond are creating divisions in Roanoke. That story is still ahead.
And the parents of a girl
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who took her life hope a bill in Richmond will prevent similar tragedies in the future.
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The leader of Roanoke's N-Double-A-C-P is under fire again, this time for statements he made in Richmond last week. The criticism comes from someone who held the same position for many years, but some in the chapter wonder if it's warranted. David Johnson explains.
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That's the advice Rev. Charles Green, the local chapter's long-time former president, to Martin Jeffrey, the current one.
This comes after Jeffrey admitted making a mistake, when he recently told a senate committee Community Hospital refuses treatment to Medicaid patients. Green says Jeffrey's actions were those of a loose cannon.
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((REV. CHARLES GREEN/PAST-PRESIDENT; WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO, HE DOES. HE DOESN'T CONSULT BOARD MEMBERS OR THE MEMBERSHIP. HE JUST DOES WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.)) [RUNS14]
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The Roanoke branch is governed by the National group's constitution and by-laws--which states, in part, a president exercises general executive authority on behalf of the Branch, subject to ratification by the Executive Committee. Some local branch members say the translation is--issues are to be taken up with the executive committee before they are publicly addressed. Another Past-president, Rev. Carl Tinsley, says not necessarily.
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((REV. CARL TINSLEY/FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT-ELECT; NOW THINGS THAT DEAL WITH US AS A WHOLE.....AND BEING PRESIDENT, HE'S THE POINT MAN.)) [RUNS16]
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[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MARTIN JEFFREY DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE MATTER, BUT TINSLEY INSISTS GREEN HAS AN AXE TO GRIND WITH HIS FORMER PROTEGE. GREEN SAYS HE HAS NOTHING PERSONAL AGAINST JEFFREY, HE JUST DOESN'T AGREE WITH HOW JEFFREY IS CONDUCTING THE GROUP'S BUSINESS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS12]))

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Jens Soering has lost what his attorney figured was his "last, best chance" of getting a new trial.
The former honor student from Germany is serving life for killing his girlfriend's parents in 1985.
In a 41-page opinion Judge Jackson Kiser today rejected Soering's appeal.

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The parents of a Bedford County girl who committed suicide hope legislation passed yesterday in Richmond will prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future.
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13- year- old Lisa Renee Hall killed herself in 1995 after telling friends she was feeling suicidal.
The friends told a school counselor, but the counselor never told Lisa's parents.
The new measure would require schools to inform parents if their children are potentially suicidal.
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((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: IT GIVES US AN EASE IN OUR HEART TO KNOW THAT ANOTHER CHILD LIKE LISA COULD BE SAVED AND THAT ANOTHER FAMILY WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE WENT THROUGH AND THAT HER DEATH WASN'T IN VAIN.))
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Karen Hall says her daughter would be proud to have her name on this kind of legislation.
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A down day on Wall Street - [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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the Dow lost nearly 145 points.
And Nasdaq lost 37 points to close out at 2339.
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Don Terp is leaving town.
The man who led the fight against government consolidation in the Roanoke Valley plans to move to Allentown, Pennsylvania next month.
Terp says he and his wife have been thinking about this for a while, and the reason for going finally won out.
Terp was also involved in the defeat of a bond issue for Roanoke County schools.
He lost a bid for county supervisor two years ago.



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Coming up tonight in sports, the Big South conference passes out its postseason honors, Mark McGwire breaks his spring training silence,
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and the we'll hear from the Atlanta Braves who are also working out at Disneyworld this spring.
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The Atlanta Braves spring training workouts are underway, and if you've been with the team over the years, it looks like old home week in central Florida.
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The Braves are taking their cuts at the brand new Wide World of Sports Complex that is a Disney World property.
Among those old Braves back with the team are fan favorites Otis Nixon and Brian Hunter. Both may be called on to fill the leadership void created by the loss of Andres Gallaraga.
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The fans are warming up to Nixon, who was given a handmade quilt to autograph by a group of admirers.
The Braves first preseason game in on March 4th against Ga. Tech. Their first big league game is on March 7th against the Devil Rays.
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The St. Louis Cardinals are holding their spring drills in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals are drawing big crowds to their workouts, but Mark McGwire wants fans to know the added security is not because HE requested it.
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This afternoon is the first time McGwire has talked with reporters since spring training began. I think you'll agree he dosn't exactly sound like a happy camper.
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The Tech men play their next to last regular season game tonight in DC against the George Washington Colonials.
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Meanwhile, the Big South passed out some postseason honors today and Winthrop first year coach Gregg Marshall was named the conference's coach of the year. Marshall is a 1981 Cave Spring graduate.
Radford's Leslie Ballard, the senior from DC who topped the 1000 career point mark this past Saturday earned first team honors.
RU's Andy Savtchenko and Correy Watkins were honored by being named to the all-rookie team.
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On the women's side, Liberty's Elena Kisseleva was named the conference's player of the year. Liberty won the regular season title.
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It's still too early to tell if the 49ers trade of Ty Detmer to the Browns will help Jim Druckenmiller.
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When Detmer agreed to the trade with the Browns earlier in the week, it looked like that would open things up Druckenmiller to step as Steve Young's full-time backup.
But the 49ers have now signed former San Jose St. quarterback Jeff Garcia. Garcia has never played in the NFL, but he has played four years in Canada.
Druckenmiller didn't attempt a single pass last season.
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High school regional hoops continue tonight at the Salem Civic Center as the Blue Ridge Champion Salem Spartans take on the Tunstall Trojans in a 7:30 tipoff in Region-3.
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The Region Four game between Carroll County has been postponed for the second night in a row. Those two will try to play again tomorrow.
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And the state quarterfinal volleyaball match between Byrd and Bassett also has been postponed one more night. Thos

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The Express will try an improve to 4 and 1 tonight against the Huntington Blizzard at the Round House, the puck drops at 7 o'clock.
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Roanoke beat Johnstown 4-1 last night to go a head of Richmond in the Northeast standings. Jason Dailey was on of four Express players to score.
Tim Christian's goal moved him into second place on the Express all-time scoring list with 92.
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