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It's the talk of Virginia- -a late-night party withIN the halls of the STATE CAPITOL.

On NEWS 7 at SIX- -the latest from Ellen Qualls in Richmond.
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And a suspect is apprehended following some tense moments in a stand-off with Roanoke Police.
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Tonight in sports, Denise Allen checks from Greensboro with the Hokies and Lady Vols.
The men's Division Three Final four is ready to tip-off in Salem.
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And Bobby Labonte breaks his shoulder today at Darlington during Burch Grand National practice at the track.
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The weekend looks sunny for starters then ends up a bit wet by Sunday. Details and our weatherschool question coming up.

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Capitol Police break up an early morning party in a Senate meeting room.
It's revealed by NEWS 7.
Now, Virginia Democrats are trying to make party a noun again -- NOT a verb you associate with them.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Bieber]


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A late- night party INSIDE a Senate Committee meeting room at the state Capitol has profoundly embarrassed State Democrats.
Ellen Qualls broke the story- -despite the Capitol Police's initial refusal to release the incident report.
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She got the report today, and now she says: Democratic Party Chairman Ken Plum is calling the incident an embarrassment to the Democratic Party.
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Keith, let's go back first to the early morning hours of February 26th-- the last day before this year's General Assembly session ended.
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(( Democratic Party executive director Craig Bieber and the grandson of Norfolk Democratic state Senator Stanley Walker lead a 2:30 a-m party of five to the 10th floor meeting room of the Senate Finance Committee.
That's after telling a police officer they "were going to reminisce the previous days of the General Assembly in the Senator's sixth floor office."
The officer smells alcohol.
The officer checks in on the party 45 minutes later and hears the subjects "speaking as if they were having a meeting, saying such things as 'point of order.'"
The officer tells them "play time is over."
A lot of gavel banging had ensued-- causing what Senate officials estimate to be up to 200 dollars worth of damage.

Another warning 30 minutes later and the party breaks up.
The officer notices an unnamed individual who "held a bottle with a Wild Turkey label on it."
So Democratic Party Chairman Ken Plum says party director Craig Bieber has been reprimanded.
Similar "incidents in the future will be cause for his dismissal."
And Bieber "has taken steps to deal with an alcohol-related problem.
That treatment is a mandatory condition of his future employment.))
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Another party staffer has received a letter of warning.
We're told he was the designated driver.
A member of U-S Senator Chuck Robb's clerical staff faces personnel action.
A Senate clerk's staffer has been dismissed.
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(Question: Why were there NO criminal charges?)


[Innotech]


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It's the biggest new plant investment in Roanoke Valley history.
Innotech -- part of Johnson and Johnson -- is going to build a 125-million-dollar eyecare plant in Roanoke.
Tina Tenret is at the Innotech plant near the Airport.
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Innotech's creating 600 jobs paying an average of just under 30-thousand-dollars a year.
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And Roanoke's city manager says big tax bucks from Innotech will improve city services and schools. (Rollcue: city services and schools )
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A Roanoke doctor founded Innotech nine years ago -- the company specializes in spectacle lenses.
The company says there's a global market -- and he picked Roanoke to give employees a good quality of life.
The new plant will be on a 31-acre site off Interstate 581 near Hershberger Road and is due to open next year.
The governor made the announcement and said he's also going to make sure employees in this area are well-trained.
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Right about this time last year, Gilmore CHOPPED three-and-a-half million dollars from the Roanoke Higher Education Center -- taking back part of the NINE million dollars Governor Allen had set aside for proposed school.
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Now- the city will pay about 9 million dollars in local grants for the new Innotech plant but says it will get its money back in about seven years in taxes and new construction jobs.

[First-Union]


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While Innotech is expanding, First Union is cutting back.
It's eliminating more than 58-hundred positions system-wide.
But it is still unclear how many of those will be in our area.
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As we've already reported, First Union's Roanoke call- center has already received a memo from the bank's corporate headquarters, warning that significant layoffs were on the way.
There have been SOME local cuts since then, but we do not have an exact number.
First Union employs about two thousand people in Roanoke County.
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[Sullivan]


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Big trouble for Peggy Sullivan, the Dublin woman charged with trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend with a pipe bomb.
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She's been indicted for violating FEDERAL firearms laws.
Sullivan was arrested in January....
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after meeting in a restaurant parking lot with an undercover police officer, posing as a hit man.
She's accused of offering the man 5-thousand dollars to blow up her former boyfriend.
Authorities found two homemade pipe bombs in her pickup truck.
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[Standoff]


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A brief standoff in southwest Roanoke this morning ended in the arrest of a burglary suspect.
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Raymond Peggins came out of his house on Campbell Avenue, after talking to a police negotiator for half an hour.
Peggins was wanted for allegedly breaking into the home of his estranged wife, assaulting her and another man.
Police had brought in their tactical team and evacuated a couple of homes nearby, because Peggins had been refusing to give himself up.
They also thought he might have some weapons inside.
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[Counterfeiting]


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Counterfeit currency turned up in a couple of places in western Virginia this week.
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Secret Service Agents and Bedford County Deputies raided a home in Goodview this morning, and confiscated about 25-hundred dollars in bogus twenties.
Robert Pratt was charged with having counterfeit currency.
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Some fake hundred dollar bills turned up at three Henry- County fast- food restaurants yesterday.
Authorities arrested two people from Bassett, and two from Reidsville, North Carolina on charges of passing the counterfeit money.
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[Franklin-Schools]


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Franklin County may buy a former textile plant to house a workforce training program and high school technical courses.
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Virginia Apparel closed last May -- one of three textile plants that closed in Franklin County last year.
County officials want to diversify the job market-- moving away from housing and textiles... into more high-tech fields.
The school board plans to purchase the plant to house a new workforce training program with local colleges.
New technical courses for high school students would also be taught in the building.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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They will present the seven-and-a-half-million dollar plan, which also includes renovating the high school -- to the county supervisors for approval next Tuesday night.
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Carilion gets ready to move into a new hospital in the New-River Valley.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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And the DOW has danced around the ten-thousand mark all week.
Next on New-7 at Six, we'll see who attended the dance, whether they raised the roof or whether the bottom fell out of the dance floor.
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Investors who are hoping for history on Wall Street today were disappointed.
After moving beyond the ten thousand level the Dow Jones Industrials retreated.
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Local Stock brokers and investors were following the action closely today and so was Joe Dashiell.
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Here are the exact figures from Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[Deadbeat-Dad]


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Bedford authorities have nabbed another on the list of their Top Ten Deadbeat Dads in the county.
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47- year- old Jonathan V. Bethard (beh-THARD) was returned to central Virginia late this afternoon following his arrest in West Plains, Missouri.
Bethard owes his two children more than 28- thousand dollars in back child support.
He'd been on the run since the fall of 1998.
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[Radford-Hospital]


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Carilion is about to embark on a new chapter in the New River Valley.
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Tomorrow morning, Carilion's New-River- Valley Medical Center will officially open its doors.
The new facility replaces Radford Community hospital, which is located about five miles away.
The new hospital is supposed to open shortly before seven.
About an hour later, local rescue squads will transfer patients from Radford into the new facility.
The majority of the hospital's offices have already moved into the new facility.
They began making the move about a month ago.
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[Fralin]


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A member of one of Roanoke's most well-to-do families has thrown his hat into the political arena.
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William Fralin wants to be a State Senator.
He fed a multitude of G-O-P faithful atop Mill Mountain this noon.
Lunch was provided by his mother and sister, Fralin said.
Almost every local Republican office-holder was there, past and present.
Even the Governor- -in town for the Innotech announcement- -put in an appearance.
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Edwards says: "without my leadership, the center wouldn't exist."
He won the Senate seat in 1995, campaigning on a promise to establish the Higher Ed Center in Roanoke.

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Coming up tonight in sports, it's been a wild day at Darlington, Denise Allen checks in from Greensboro with the Tech and Tennessee women.
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And the Division Three men's final four is underway at the Salem Civic Center.
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We begin tonight in Darlington where Winston Cup qualifying took a back seat to the bizarre happenings in practice.
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Jimmy Spencer's Winston machine was really smoking when it caught on fire. He tried to save the engine but the team had to go to a backup car.
Then in Busch Grand National practice, Bobby Labonte hit the outside wall at full speed then ricocheted back into the inside retaining wall.
He broke his right shoulder and was replaced by Matt Kenseth.
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Jeff Gordon, won the pole with a blistering lap of 173 point 167 miles an hour.
Here's the top 25.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech got its first look at the Lady Vols in person this afternoon as both teams got in their final workouts at the Greensboro Coliseum before tomorrow's Sweet 16 matchup.
Denise Allen hew more on this afternoon's happenings from North Carolina.
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[S-Sydney]


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Defending champion Wisconsin-Platteville and William Patterson are on the floor at the Salem Civic Center in the first game of the Division Three Final Four.
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The second game has undefeated Connecticut College taking on regional favorite Hampden-Sydney.
The Camels this afternoon and yesterday on the Civic Center floor. And head coach Glen Miller and his troops have a lot of respect for the Tigers.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7506]
And don't forget tonight the NCAA Division One party continues tonight at 7:30 as Duke takes on Southwest Missouri State and then the late game has Kentucky hooking up with Miami of Ohio.
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