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Today on News 7 at 5, southside business owners begin to worry as they consider the future without one of their largest customers,
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and firefighters from across the world pay their final respects to the vicitms of one of their worst losses ever.
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The rain is inching closer. Look for showers to start to move in tomorrow morning. Then we'll have a cloudy, rainy day.

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Also today in our Health check segment,
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and we'll tell you why a deceased woman's gift is trying to make sure babies don't make the same mistakes she made later in life.
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Thousands of firefighters from around the world come out to say goodbye to six fallen comrades.
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The town of Worcester Massachusetts came to a halt for several hours today-
Thousands said farewell to six firefighters killed in a warehouse fire last week.
Lee Cowan has more.
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IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, BAGPIPIES AND BIBLES, FIREFIGHTERS AND FAMILY. THEY CAME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, SOME 30,000 MOURNERS FLOODING THIS NEW ENGLAND TOWN TO BID FAREWELL TO SIX MEN MOST HAD NEVER MET. FRANK RAFFA, FIRE UNION CHIEF, "MOST CITIES ARE BLESSED BREAKS UP. DIGNITARIES COMFORTED THE DIGNIFIED, AS YOUNG LOOKED TO THE OLD FOR ANSWERS. THE NATION'S WORST BUILDING FIRE IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS BROUGHT A COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND TORE FAMILIES APART. CLINTON, "WE HOPE THAT BY OUR COLLECTIVE PRESENCE HONORS THEM AND YOU. AT THE SITE WHERE THE WAREHOUSE ONCE STOOD, THE VICE PRESIDENT NOW STOOD IN AWE. THE INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED ONLY THAT A HOMELESS COUPLE'S CANDLE MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED THE BLAZE. THAT COUPLE IS IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH SIX COUNTS OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER MADE WORSE BY THE CHARGE THEY KNEW OF THE FIRE AND NEVER REPORTED A THING. COWAN STANDUP, ONLY TWO BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED. FOUR REMAIN ENTOMBED. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY MAY NEVER BE FOUND, BUT TODAY ENSURED THEY'D NEVER BE FORGOTTEN EITHER. LC, CBS NEWS, WORCESTER.))

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The family of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is reacting to last night's verdict-
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A jury found that the murder was the result of a conspiracy, not the act of a lone gunman.
King's family brought a wrongful death suit against Lloyd Jowers- a man who said he hired someone to kill King- and that someone was not James Earl Ray- the man convicted of the crime.
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((CORETTA SCOTT KING/KING'S WIDOW: I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT OUR FAMILY HAS NO INTENTION OF FINDING RETRIBUTION. INSTEAD OUR SOLE CONCERN HAS BEENF INDING THE FULL TRUTH ABOUT THE ASSASINATION BE REVEALED AND ADJUDICATED IN A COURT OF LAW.))
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A lawyer who represented Ray before his death and now represents the King family- told jurors that a cover up of the murder involved the FBI, CIA, the news media and Army intelligience.
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A murder suspect pleaded self defense in a fatal stabbing case today.
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Francis Johnson turned himself in the day after the murder last month in Roanoke.
He admitted stabbing 34-year old Donald Harris after Harris said something to Johnson's girlfriend.
The 46-year old defendant told police that Harris intimidated him.
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((AND THEN HE WALKS UP ON ME, THEN HE GRABS ME. I HAD A KNIFE IN MY POCKET. I HIT HIM. I CUT HIM.))
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Harris ran more than 600 feet before he collapsed and died on Elm Avenue.
Though Johnson's lawyer says self-defense is an absolute defense, Judge Julian Raney sent the case to the next grand jury.
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Tensions between the U-S and Russia are on the rise after a spy is allegedly caught in the act. We'll have that story next,
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and then we'll see how Virginia Tech's trip to the Sugar Bowl is making life sweet for one Hill City business.
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It's a real life spy story in Washington. An employee of the Russian Embassy in Washinton is accused of spying after he was apparently caught red handed listeing to an electronic bug inside the state department.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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(( THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY EMPLOYEE WAS DETAINED HERE, OUTSIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'D BE WATCHING HIM FOR MONTHS AND THAT HE WAS CAUGHT OPERATING EAVESDROPPING EQUIPMENT THAT WAS INSTALLED IN A SEVENTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM.

(SOT, MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE, "It is indeed true that

the U.S. government apprehended and detained a Russian diplomat who was gathering information via a listening device inside the state department.")
THERE IS NO COMMENT FROM THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY. THE EMPLOYEE ENJOYS DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY AND THEREFORE CAN'T BE PROSECUTED. HIS EXPULSION COMES A WEEK AFTER AN AMERICAN ACCUSED OF SPYING WAS THROWN OUT OF RUSSIA. THE U.S. SAYS SHERI LEBERKNIGHT WAS AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY AT THE EMBASSY IN MOSCOW. BUT RUSSIA CLAIMS SHE WAS AN FBI AGENT PICKED UP TRYING TO GET SECRET MILITARY INFORMATION FROM A RUSSIAN CITIZEN.
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(SOT, ERIC HOLDER, DEP. ATTY. GENERAL, "Our relationship is not as

adversarial as it was, but yet we can't leave our guard down.")

(HUGHES STANDUP: The FBI says the Russian dilomat made regular trips to

the State Department, parking and reparking his car, sitting on benches and operating the device. But records show he never made it inside the building. So how did the device get into a conference room? The FBI says it's still investigating.")))

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Virginia's Superintendent of Instruction announced today he is resigning because of personal and health reasons.
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Paul Stapleton held the position close to two years.
Stapleton says he will continue working with the Board of Education and Governor Gilmore -- by serving as a consultant on public education issues.
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In the mean time, Jo Lynne DeMary will serve as acting Superintendent of Public Instruction until a replacement is found.

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Some businesses in Martinsville and Henry County are already feeling the pinch of layoffs at Tultex ... after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.
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Ben Copenhaver's company made sticker labels for Tultex.
He says losing his biggest customer has already been devastating.
Tultex made up more than 30 percent of his company's business.
And with many textile companies folding or leaving the area, businesses that depend on those companies are seeing their profits dry up.
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((BEN COPENHAVER/HAVERLINE LABELS OWNER: IT'S ABSOLUTELY CONNECTED TO TEXTILES. WE TAKE THE SAME HITS THEY TOOK. IF THEY LOSE THEIR BUSINESS, WE LOSE OURS BECAUSE THEY ARE OUR BUSINESS.))
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The Virginia Employment Commission says that two local suppliers for Tultex have already said they're cutting back on staff.
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A group of local musicians is banding together to help battered women. Patrick Evans will tell us just what the musicians are doing.
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The Turning Point shelter helps women in desperate situations change their lives for the better.
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This year, the Shelter is getting a boost from local musicians who've compiled a CD to help raise money for Turning Point, and that's where we find Patrick Evans this evening.
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Coming up today in Sports, a longtime local basketball coach decides its time to hang up his sneakers. Steve Mason will have more in a moment.
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and on Health Check, a hospital tries to get an early message to the parents of new borns.
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Supporters are gathering in Roanoke tonight to honor and remember loved ones who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Tonya Flory is at the Carilion Breast Care Center where a ceremony is about to begin. Tonya, what events are taking place this evening?
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Doctors say tobacco smoke causes hundreds of thousands of respiratory infections in babies every year.
That's why it's so important for new parents to understand the risk their tobacco use poses for their baby.
A new program in Jackson, Michigan is trying to stress that message.
It was started following the death of a woman who wanted to make sure no one else followed in her footsteps.
Bob Hoffman has more.
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to your 100 and 20 seconds of sports.
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Lets start on the hard wood where longtime basketball coach Joe Davis made a hard decision today. The Lynchburg coach announced that he will retire from coaching after this season.
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Davis has a 68 and 139 record at Lynchburg. In 34 years of coaching at high school and the collegiate levels, he has amassed 402 victories. From 1978 to 1988 he guided Radford's men's basketball team to a 165 and 115 record.
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Radford University, one of Davis's former teams, takes on Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum tonight in a seven o'clock tip off.
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The Hokies are 4 and 1, impressive, considering four of their first five games have been on the road. Tech comes into tonight's game with a tremendous amount of respect for the Highlanders.
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Roy Stanley will have your complete highlights tonight at 11.

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The 16th annual Friday Football Extra awards banquet was held last night as we honored the stars from the just completed season.
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The most entertaining acceptance speech of the night was turned in by Salem coach Willis White. His Spartans were named team of the year, and his peers voted him Group Two A coach of the year.
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Meet all the winners tomorrow night at 11:35 on the season finale of Friday Football Extra.
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An update on Corey Moore's latest addition to the trophy case is coming up at six. Take care everybody.[5-Bowl-Sports

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Ticket scalpers and travel agents aren't the only ones cashing in on the success of the Virginia Tech Hokies this year.
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All those fans traveling to New Orleans have to have something to wear in the Big Easy, and that's where High Peak Sportswear has stepped in.
The Lynchburg business has spent the past several weeks frantically trying to keep up with the demand for all things Hokie.
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((RALPH SMITH/HIGH PEAK SPORTSWEAR: WE HAD SOME OF OUR SALES PEOPLE IN THE MALL AND BASICALLY ANYBODY WILL TAKE ANYTHING THEY CAN GET RIGHT NOW, IF IT HAS VIRGINIA TECH ON IT NOW, ACTUALLY IF IT'S THE RIGHT COLORS, IT DOESN'T EVEN SAY VIRGINIA TECH, IT WILL SELL. SO IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD HOLIDAY SEASON FOR ALL THE DISTRIBUTORS THAT HAVE VIRGINIA TECH STUFF.))
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Smith says his design department already is working on "National Champion" shirts should the Hokies beat Florida State.
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For many people in Buena Vista, it's not Christmas until the horses show up.
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Last year was supposed to be the last time Southern Virginia College held its annual parade of gaily decorated horses.
But thanks to some alumni and other folks, the event returned in all its glory.
The miniature horses put big smiles on the faces of the children who were there.
And just for one day, Santa traded in his sleigh and reindeer for a less traditional mount.
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