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Today on News 7 at 5, a Rockbridge County apparel company says it is adding workers and that the jobs are secure.
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and the search continues for seven Marines missing at sea following yesterday's helicopter crash. [Weather-Head]
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After some very significant showers today, a cold front will sweep away the rain for the weekend. Details ahead.

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and today on Health Check,
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we'll hear how new technology is offering hope to people suffering from some forms of blindness.
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((THE COAST GUARD WAS REQUESTED FOR A HELICOPTER TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS. WE ALSO HAVE THREE SURFACE SHIPS, THE U.S.S. DENVER, THE US.S. PEARL HARBOR AND THE U.S.S BON AM-ROCHARD AIDING IN THIS SEARCH AND RESCUE.))
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The Search goes on in the Pacific for seven missing Marines.
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The Marine chopper crashed last night off 25 miles off the San Diego coast-
With water temperatures of 59 degrees, the hope of finding the seven missing Marines is growing dimmer.
Manuel Galleugs has the latest from Camp Pendleton.
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((It's been almost 24 hours since the military transport helicopter crashed into the cold Pacific Ocean and still no sight of the missing marines from Camp Pendleton. LT. DAVID NEVERS/CAMP PENDLETON The search, just north of San Diego, went on into the night with Navy and Coast Guard ships using night vision equipment. But now the search may be called off because of a storm. The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter had just taken off from one ship and was hovering over another when it plunged into the ocean. 11 Marines were pulled from the water. They were in good condition but one of them had to be airlifted to a hospital this morning. No wreckage has been sighted. A sign the top-heavy helicopter likely filled with water and sank deep into the ocean. For the marines involved in the accident it was their last routine training mission before being sent to the Persian Gulf. LT. SCOTT BOWMAN/CAMP PENDLETON
The CH-46 Helicopter has been a workhorse for the military since 1964. There have been 24 deaths and 11 accidents involving the Sea Knight since 91. Manuel Galleugs, CBS News, Camp Pendleton.))



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Another military aircraft disaster-
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An Air Force C-130 crash landed in Kuwait this morning- with 96 people aboard
Three soldiers were killed and 15others were hurt.
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in fog and rain- after its wheels failed to drop.
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[Sot 14:57:32] ((THEY KNEW THE FORCE THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS COMING IN THEY DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. THEY WERE READY FOR IT WHEN IT LANDED ON THE GROUND. THEY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.))
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((THEY WERE TRYING TO LAND IN TERRIBLE TERRIBLE WEATHER AND I THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE AND I EXTEND DEEP CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMLIES OF THOSE WHO WERE LOST.))
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The plane was on a regularly scheduled flight.
It was a basic shuttle mission flying people and supplies around Kuwait.

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Two words you don't usually hear in the same breath as "sewing factory" are: "now hiring."
But that's exactly what's happening in Rockbridge County.
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The old Fairfield Apparel factory will reopen on Monday.
It's hiring 30 people next week.
And the plans call for hiring another 20 people almost every week until the factory is full.
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((BEA MAURER: I SEE A WONDERFUL FACTORY SITTING AND WAITING FOR US. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT COMING IN.))
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Bea Maurer is moving her business into the factory.
She makes canvas bags, carrying cases and tents.
And she says because her company doesn't make clothes ... it's not competing with cheap foreign labor ... and there's no danger the new jobs will be sent out of the country.
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((BEA MAURER: WE'RE IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT CATEGORY AND ... WE JUST COULDN'T GO TO MEXICO IF WE WANTED TO. ))
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The Fairfield Apparel factory had been closed since August.
The company moving in has been around for 20 years ... and Bea Maurer says it's grown 20 to 30 percent every year.
She expects to hire 150 people in the next year.
The jobs start at seven dollars 50 cents an hour.
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Martinsville is capping off several weeks off losses in the textile industry by paving the way for new industry. Marya Jones reports.
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As officials broke ground on the site of a new industrial shell building, they hoped they were also digging the area out of economic tough times.
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((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: HAVING THIS FACILITY IN MARTINSVILLE WILL BE A TREMENDOUS ASSET IN TERMS OF LURING POTENTIAL BUSINESS TO THIS COMMUNITY.))
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The 50-thousand square foot building, meant to attract a manufacturing industry, won't be up until June of next year.
Officials know it won't replace thousands of jobs lost when Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.
But they say it's a step in the right direction.
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((ROSCOE REYNOLDS: HOPEFULLY, ESTABLISHMENTS LIKE THIS WILL BE ABLE TO OFFSET THAT DECLINE AND OFFER ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN TEXTILES TO FOLKS IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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State officials on hand for the ceremony said companies around the nation have already expressed interest in coming here.
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((JOSHUA LIEF/DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND TRADE: PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE AREA. THEY THINK THERE'S A GOOD WORKFORCE, A GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE WANT TO COME HERE. ))
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It's a small start for a suffering economy.
But officials say it symbolizes the beginning of better times. Build the plants and the industry will follow. Marya Jones, News 7, Martinsville.

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Still to come on the newscast, a computer chip enables a man to find his long lost dog.
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and we'll tell you why a California enviromentlist has spent the last two years sitting in a tree, 180 feet off the ground.
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A gay man- -about to go on trial for soliticing an undercover officer- -says he's not interested in having sex in public parks.
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Victor Varin says he never intended to do anything IN the park.
He and the vice squad officer walked about 300 yards down the tracks to a secluded spot far from public view.
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((I DON'T LIKE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT SOMEBODY SEE ME DOING IT. THAT WAS NOT MY INTENT OR ANYTHING THAT I'VE EVER DONE.))
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His case goes to trial on the 20th.
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An elderly Danville woman has died after a fire at her home.
88-year-old Mary C. Wilson died this morning at a hospital in North Carolina.
She was taken there after her home on Holbrook Street caught fire late yesterday afternoon.
Authorities believe the fire was started when some combustible material got too close to a floor furnace.

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The exodus from Chechnya is on-
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People seen with only a few belongings leaving the area as artillery shells went off overhead.
Russia has warned residents to get out of town by tomororw or face a massive assault- but one top Russian official says there was no looming deadline for civilians to flee.
The Kremlin says it has intention of bowing to Western demands to moderate its campaign against Chechen militants in the breakaway province.
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: THE CHALLENGE HERE IS HOW TO MANAGE A VERY COM;LICATED RELATISHIP WITH YOUR FORMER ADVERSARY AND SORT OUT WHERE WE HAVE TO BE VERY TOUGHT AS WE MUST NOW ON CHECHNYA BECAUSE IT IS THE UNACCEPTABLE TOLL THIS IS TAKING ON CIVILIANS.))
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Albright says on the other hand, the United States has a lot of business to do with Russia on arms control and other issues- so it is handling the situation with caution.
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Today marks an unusual anniversary for a California woman.
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Julia Hill, who likes to be called Julia Butterfly, has spent the last two years sitting 180 feet off the ground in a redwood tree.
Her home is a six by eight platform where she cooks vegeterian meals on a propane stove. She uses a bucket for a bathroom and takes sponge baths.
She keeps in touch with supporters with a cell phone and through her internet site.
The tree has become a focal point for the fight to save California's old forests.
Pacific Lumber Company owns the property. In an effort to get her out of the tree, the company would ban logging at the site if she pays them 50 thousand dollars.
Hill says she is optimistic they will soon reach a deal.
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In less than a hour the City of Roanoke will kick off its 1999 Christmas parade. After a year's absence, many people are excited to see what they've planned.
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Coming up today in Sports, Michael Vick heads DOWNTOWN. Steve Mason will have an update on Virginia Tech's Heisman candidate.
Then on Health Check, we'll see how modern technology is helping some blind people see for the first time in years, and we'll tell you why
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Doctors are calling a new manufactured cornea a huge step in medical research.
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((DR. CAREY ROBINSON/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: CERTAINLY THAT IS APPEALING IF IT NUMBER ONE DECREASES ANY CHANCES OF DISEASES BEING TRANSMITTED THROUGH THAT DONOR TISSUE.))
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Researchers have created the first laboratory grown human cornea. The cornea is the clear covering that focuses light for proper vision.
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Right now, Roanoke ophthalmologists are using corneas donated at death.
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Doctor Carey Robinson says the artificial ones will reduce diseases that can be transmitted through donor corneas. It will also decrease the risk that the donor harvested transplants might not take.
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((DR. CAREY ROBINSON/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: IF THE HUMAN LABORATORY GROWN CORNEAS MIGHT EVEN HAVE A LOWER RISK OF CORNEAL GRAPH REJECTION WHICH IS REALLY THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH CORNEAL TRANSPLANTS WOULD BE GRAPH REJECTION PROBLEMS.))
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Robinson says the human lab grown corneas will benefit his medical mission work in Mexico. With access to more corneas, he could do 15 more transplants a year.
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Meanwhile a small computer chip could one day help some blind people see.
The technology is showing great promise. Emily Senay has the details.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your end of the week sports ticker.
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When the Downtown Athletic Club in New York names its Heisman Trophy Winner tomorrow night, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick will be front and center with four other candidates who are also in contention for the honor.
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This afternoon Vick arrived at the Roanoke Regional Airport waiting for his flight to the "Big Apple."
He was surrounded by fans seeking autographs and he took time out to talk about being a candidate for the Heisman.

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While Vick is one of five finalists for the Heisman, he will be the first to tell you he does not expect to win the coveted trophy..yet. The freshman hopes Wisconsin's Ron Dayne
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record with six thousand, 397 yards. Dayne won the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards last night, the best overall player and best running back in the country.
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Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton is also a favorite. He became the first ever Yellow Jacket football player to win a national award last night when he captured the Davey O'Brien award given to the nations top quarterback.
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The Radford Highlanders got what they've wanted for three years last night, their first win over Virginia Tech. RU Beat the Hokies 62-60 at the Cassell.
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The game was decided in the closing seconds. Radford would tie the game when Correy Watkins scores the lay-up to make it 60 to 60 with just over a minute left to play.
Then after a Hokie turn over, Jason Williams found a wide
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open Watkins along the baseline he scored with 10 seconds left in the game and the Highlanders beat the Hokies 62 to 60.
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The Highlanders host James Madison in their home season opener tomorrow afternoon at the Dedmon Center. Coming up at six, More from Vick, have a great weekend everybody.


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The dress Judy Garland wore while she sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," has sold for a sky high price.
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The gingham dress from the Wizard of Oz sold last night for 324 thousand dollars at an auction in London.
It was expected to raise about 30 thousand dollars, but a life long Judy Garland fan from Manhattan paid more than 10 times that figure.
The blue door from the film, "Notting Hill" sold for a relatively more modest price.
An antique dealer paid 75-hundred dollars for the door from the Julia Roberts film.
The buyer says she plans to hang it on her houseboat.
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A Minnesota man who lost his dog nine months ago has been reunited with his pet.
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Retired police detective Jim Radke took his three month old Siberina Husky with him to Arizona in April.
When the dog disappeared, Radke figured he would never see him again.
But last week he got a call from an animal shelter saying they had found Thunder through information implanted in the dog's skin.
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The animal shelter where Radke got Thunder put the chip in the dog. It contained the owner's name address and phone number.
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