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A Japanese firm brings some high-paying jobs to the Roanoke Valley- -a 37 million dollar corporate investment.


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And a demonstration on the Tech campus. Biology students are upset about having to dissect animals.
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Tonight on the Big 7, Steve Mason checks from New York City with Tiki Barber who is acting on Broadway.
An area soccer phenom is headed to Paris.
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And we'll visit with the Hampden-Sydney Tigers who are rolling into Salem tomorrow looking to win the D-3 title.
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Record highs in the New River Valley and a real pleasant day for everyone involved. Forecast details coming up. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-83 1:23:59]
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There's a new name in town:
Koyo Steering Systems.
It's a Japanese automotive company that's building its U-S headquarters in the Roanoke Valley.
That means two hundred jobs that pay more than 13 dollars an hour.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]


Tina Tenret has more.
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Keith, Koyo is coming to Botetourt County. It's a 37-million-dollar investment, and the county is hoping even more will follow.
(Rollcue: more will follow.)
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Koyo will build on an 81-acre parcel in Botetourt's Greenfield business park.
At a press conference today company representatives said they chose Botetourt out of three states and more than 60 communities.
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((BOTETOURT COUNTY AND ROANOKE VALLEY ARE THE BEST LOCATION ... RIGHT KIND OF IMAGE.))
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Koyo will make a new advanced electric steering system for American cars.
The company plans to get the gears rolling in this factory within two years.
Botetourt County is also building an elementary school, technical training center and a Japanese Saturday school in the business park.
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((IT'S A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN CONTINUE TO BE KEPT UP TO SPEED WITH THEIR LEARNING AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND JAPANESE CULTURE SO WHEN THEY RETURN TO JAPAN THEY WILL NOT HAVE FALLEN BEHIND THEIR CLASSMATES.))
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Botetourt County plans to target automotive companies and recruit them to the area.
The Japanese link is also important.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Newsroom]


Botetourt County's other Japanese automotive company -- Dynax -- just created an exchange program with Lord Botetourt High School students and will pay for them to take a 3-week trip to Japan this summer.

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A fire at Waltex in Bedford has shut down production until tomorrow morning.
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The fire broke out around midday, in an oven used to process rubber.
Eight to ten employees who were inside were evacuated.
Bedford firefighters and the company's own fire brigade had the smoke and flames under control within minutes.
A company spokesman says they believe the fire started when a piece of rubber overheated.
There wasn't much damage, and no one was hurt.
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[TAPE#=99-4 1:10:42]
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A 68-year-old man who accidentally shot and killed his best friend has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
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[VO-NAT]
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John Kirk was looking over a revolver in the home he shared with 64-year-old Carl Hixon when the gun went off.
The bullet hit Hixon in the head and killed him.
After talking to the victim's family, deputies decided NOT to charge Kirk with manslaughter because the shooting was accidental.
Kirk will be arraigned on March 30th.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=99-1 1:08:33]
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Two Virginia Tech students are going to extremes to make a point about biology courses that have students dissect fetal pigs.
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Right now, the course requirements do NOT state students who object to dissections don't have to participate.
Pierre (gruh-bowski) Grzybowski and Dylan Eastman want the syllabus changed to reflect that students do have options.
Today the two began a hunger strike to make their point.
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((DYLAN EASTMAN/OPPOSES ANIMAL DISSECTION: THIS IS REALLY AN ETHICAL OBJECTION THAT COMES FROM THE HEART, IT'S NOT SOMETHING LIKE WE WANT TO GET OUT OF DOING WORK OR DOING SOMETHING THIS IS SOMETHING WE REALLY BELIEVE IN.))
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University officials doubt the syllabus will be changed.
They believe students with strong convictions will feel compelled to step forward.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN:THE STUDENTS HAVE ASKED THAT THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDE AN OPTION FOR THEM NOT TO DISSECT, THAT'S MUCH LIKE SAYING WE'RE GOING TO GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE SO THAT WE CAN MAKE JULY FOURTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, IT ALREADY IS, AND WE ALREADY PROVIDE THE OPTION TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO OPT OUT OF THE DISSECTION PART OF THE BIOLOGY CLASS.))
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The students say they'll continue their hunger strike until they get the results they're looking for.

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The D-Day memorial is behind schedule. Still ahead on News 7, we'll tell you what's holding things up.
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Next, a new blood bank prepares to open in Roanoke, and the Red Cross isn't happy with the new competition.
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A new non-profit agency has recently agreed to provide blood to several Roanoke hospitals.
But, a local chapter of the Red Cross isn't too happy about the competition.
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Virginia Blood Services has agreed to provide blood to hospitals in Roanoke managed by Carilion.
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((BOB CARDEN/VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES CEO: I THINK COMPETITION WILL BE GOOD IN GENERAL. IT WILL HELP TO KEEP PRICES DOWN AND I THINK IT WILL MAKE EVERYBODY RAISE THEIR LEVEL OF SERVICE FOR THE DONORS A LITTLE BIT.))
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But, in a statement released today the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Red Cross indicated the competition would decrease public participation.
The agency also suggested some blood may be sent out of the area to bolster supplies elsewhere.
But, the CEO of VBS said all blood donated in the Roanoke Valley will be used in the area.
The group is in the process of building permanent offices at Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
They also held their first of several blood drives at the New Century Venture Center today.
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A spokesman for Carilion said their hospitals will use VBS as a supplemental blood supplier but will continue to use the Red Cross as its main source of blood.
The VBS already serves hospitals in Richmond and Charlottesville.
Its offices in Roanoke are scheduled to open April first.

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The National D-Day Memorial won't be ready for the big dedication ceremony officials had planned for June 6th, 2000.
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In fact construction on the 12-million dollar project has not even begun. This is what it looks like today.
Site preparation is complete.
But the D-Day Memorial Foundation has a cash-flow problem.
More than eight million dollars has been raised, but some of that is in pledges... not cash.
Additional art work will be ready for unveiling THIS June. News 7 has obtained pictures of sculptures in production at the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
Construction on the monument itself won't begin until this summer... with the President and other world leaders on hand for a dedication ceremony POSSIBLY on Veterans day, 2000.
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Political observers are still waiting to see what Governor Jim Gilmore does to resolve what may be his most controversial action yet as governor.
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The Governor has 12 more days to decide what to do about a budget item that would reimburse the Finn family for legal fees.
Most of those fees were incurred by Hugh Finn's widow Michelle Finn in her fight with the Governor for the right to remove her comatose husband's feeding tubes.
Now, some Republicans point out that one advantage to the Governor changing his mind and approving the payment is that the budget language would protect him from a future lawsuit from Michelle Finn.
Mrs. Finn's attorney Greg Murphy bills himself as an expert in high profile media cases.
He represented John Wayne Bobbitt, for example.
Murphy tells NEWS 7 that Mrs. Finn will waive her rights to sue the Governor if she is repaid in full.
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Wall Street isn't ready for a close above 10 thousand .. not yet, anyway. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow dropped 51 points today .. to 98-79. NASDAQ fell 10 points.

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[TAPE#=98-78 1:43:30]
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An on-line computer terminal can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of sexual predator.
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There are many ways to follow the tracks of sex offenders trafficking in child pornography- -for example- -or trying to reach unsuspecting children, perhaps.
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It's a new- -almost uncharted territory- -a challenge to law enforcement.
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((OKAY. I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS. HOLD ON, SIR. HOLD ON FOR A SECOND. WHAT ARE YOU TOUCHING ME FOR? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? YOU FIT A DESCRIPTION OF A ROBBERY SUSPECT. A LOT OF PEOPLE FIT MY DESCRIPTION.))
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[* * * Keith ON ENG * * *]
Assistant Attorney General Dave Perlman is playing the role of difficult suspect... putting Detective Troy Covington through the paces.
Perlman's suspicious demeanor gives the officer a right to frisk the "suspect," under the Terry doctrine.
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((TERRYVILLE'S A WONDERFUL PLACE. I'M NOT FREE TO GO. YOU CAN HOLD ME AGAINST MY WILL. YOU CAN PAT ME DOWN, IF YOU'VE GOT SUSPICION. AND THERE ARE NO LAWYERS IN TERRYVILLE.))
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Two dozen police officers are spending the week in a class that is so fundamental in some respects, Perlman says teaching computer law enforcement and evidence gathering is as lot like a class on traffic laws in 1922.
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((THESE ARE TRAINED INVESTIGATORS WHO ARE VERY SKILLED AT THE BASIC RULES OF FINDING EVIDENCE. NOW THEY HAVE TO USE THOSE SKILLS IN THIS NEW AREA OF LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE IN COMPUTERS.))
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There are 16 bills now awaiting approval from Governor Gilmore that are designed to strengthen state law on child pornography.

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Coming your way tonight in sports - Hampden-Sydney gets set to invade salem for the D-3 Final four.
We'll meet a area soccer king who is headed to Paris.
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And Steve Mason checks in from New York City with Tiki Barber, who is now trying his hand as a broadway actor.
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New York Giants running back Tiki Barber leads a life millions of aspiring football players only dream about. But the former Cave Spring and Virginia star is hardly satisfied with limiting his performance to the athletic stage. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore visited Tiki in New York City this week and unveil his second career as...an actor.

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((Tiki Barber's acting career debuts off broadway in a play intitled "Seeing Double", a comedy that, ironically, centers around twin sistters who lead exact opposite lives. ((TIKI BARBER:))
Stacea and Sheri Rosenblum, who created the play, were introduced to Tiki at an off season New York charity event. His obvious connection with them and his interest in action lead to an audition. Barber beat out apporxamaelty 500 other actors for the part. ((:))
Tiki plays a Zen lawyer who uses his so called spiritual powers to put one of his fellow attorneys at peace with his stressful predicament. Larry Daniels lives with the twin sisters and dates one of them. ((:)) In one scene, the attorneys are playing catch with a football. When they finally throw it to Tiki, he drops it. A scene that hit a nerve and helped Tiki in his NFL career.))

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The Tigers of Hampden-Sydney will represent the ODAC in this weekend's Division Three final four in Salem.
And the Tigers might have a slight advantage.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/1999 ODAC Title Game; :]


Hampden-Sydney has won three straight conference championships on the Salem Civic Center floor.
And the Juniors on this Tiger team are 9 and 0 in the building.
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The Tigers got in their final on-campus practice this afternoon before packing up and heading to Salem tomorrow.
The Students are on spring break, but over 700 tickets were sold on campus today.
And ironically, the Tigers lacrosse team had a game at home today against Guess Who? Connecticut College - the basketball team's semi-final opponent.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Men's Division One road to the final four resumes tomorrow night here on Your Hometown Station.
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St.John's takes on Maryland in the early game at 7:30 and then the late game will have Auburn battling the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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And on Friday the big boys from Duke his the court to face Southwest Missouri State and then Miami of Ohio tangles with the Kentucky Wildcats.
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The young man regarded by most as the best soccer player in the valley will be leaving for Europe later this month to take part in an international tournament.
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Cave Spring's John Hartman, a member of the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club's 16 and under team has been chosen as one of the top 18 players in the country from Maine to Virginia.
Hartman played in Germany last year, and he knows what to expect from the competition.
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[VO NAT CON'T]
The European tournament runs from March 27th through April 6th. Hartman is also a member of the United States National Pool of the players that will be selected to play in Youth national team events later this year.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Winston Cup will be in Darlington later this week, but Ricky Rudd will be without his crew chief BIll Ingle.
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Rudd and Ingle combined forces to win three races over the years, including last year's Napa 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.
The two have always had somewhat of a love-hate relationship and both decided it was time to part company.
Rudd will have four of his crew members acting as a crew chief committee this weekend in Darlington.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The medical use of marijuana is in the headlines again... with the release of a new report sponsored by the federal government.
[Double box=Keith & Eric/Newsroom]


Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with more on that story. [take eric full]
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Keith, the latest study confirms that the medical benefits of marijuana are real.
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While smoking marijuana can be harmful, the Institute of Medicine found that components of the plant help patients cope with pain, nausea and the severe loss of appetite.
Six states have approved marijuana use for medical purposes, but so far Congress has taken a hard line against the practice.
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Tonight at 11 Keith, we'll hear the perspective of a local man, who has a personal interest in this national debate.

[VMI-Band]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-6 45:06]
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The V-M-I band is used to marching, but it's not every day they get to go down Fifth Avenue.
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[SUPER=03-New York City]


The Keydet band marched its way through the Big Apple today, as part of New York City's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade.
They performed in front of the thousands who lined the parade route, for what is a long-time tradition in New York City.
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