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Coming up The military has ended the search for seven missing servicemen off the California Coast.
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and Union workers plan to take Tultex to court for not properly notifying them before the lay- off. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello][Marine-Crash]


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The military will not resume the search for seven missing servicemen this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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The search was called off last night and the six marines and one medical corpsman have been declared dead.
The Sea Knight helicopter went down Thursday afternoon in waters off of San Diego.
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There's no official word yet on the cause of the accident.
But some reports indicate the chopper may have gotten snagged by a rappelling rope or safety net as it tried to fly away from the ship.
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[China-Spy]


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Wen Ho Lee is in custody this morning awaiting a Monday hearing concerning his alleged treason.
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During his court appearance yesterday, the former computer scientist told a U-S magistrate he doesn't understand the 59-count indictment against him.
Officials say there's no proof that Lee passed information to China. But they want to know what happened to seven computer tapes that he allegedly filled with nuclear computer codes. Three additional tapes have been recovered.
In another case, a Russian listening device found in the State Department was on the same floor as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's office.
Security officials are interviewing hundreds of State Department officials to try to find out who installed the device.
Officials say it was not in an area where highly sensitive information was being discussed.
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[11Tultex-Lawsuit]


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In our area, textile workers who lost their jobs last week when Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy are taking the company to court.
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The textile workers' union UNITE says it's filing a lawsuit against Tultex for breaking contracts with its workers.
The union says Tultex failed to give workers the required 60 days notice on the layoffs.
UNITE is also filing grievances on behalf of 17-hundred former employees who lost their insurance, benefits and Christmas bonuses without warning.
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[11New-Industry]
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The City of Martinsville is trying to turn things around by attracting new industry to the area.
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Officials broke ground on an industrial shell building yesterday- in hopes of digging out of hard economic times.
The 50-thousand square foot plant is meant to attract a manufacturing company.
Officials say building plants is the key to attracting employers to the area.
The building will be completed and ready for use in June of next year.
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[11Varin]


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All but a few of the 18 men arrested last Fall for soliciting undercover police officers quietly pled guilty- -rather than publicly defend the charge.
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Victor Varin is determined to have his day in court and isn't worried about news accounts of his case.
The 54-year old gay man wants the jury to know he led the vice squad officer 300 yards down the railroad 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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[V/O-NAT]
Varin's case is set for trial on the 20th.
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[11Expelled-Student]


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A Campbell County couple is ready to go to court to get their son re-instated to the first grade.
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Six-year-old Aaron Steele was expelled this week from Leesville Road Elementary School.
Teachers told Aaron's parents he has been a disciplinary problem for months and suggested he take medication for attention deficit disorder.
But the Burleys and their lawyer say educators have gone too far.
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((EVANS THOMAS/BURLEYS' ATTORNEY: I HAVE NO DOUBT THIS IS AN OVER-REACTION ON THE PART OF THE SCHOOL. TO TAKE DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS AND AT THIS POINT PUNISHING A 6-AND-A-HALF YEAR OLD LIKE YOU'D PUNISH A GUN-TOTER TO SCHOOL DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE AND IT'S CLEARLY AN OVER-REACTION BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
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The Burleys have 30 days to file a complaint and try to get a judge to re-instate Aaron.
School officials had no comment.
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[11Sugar-Bowl]


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The company sponsoring the Sugar Bowl is helping Blacksburg prepare for today's pep rally.
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[VO-NAT]
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[General cover of Nokia van]
(No-kia) Nokia has brought its "fan van" to town, just in time for today's rally to celebrate the Hokies winning football season - and hopefully cheer the team on to a national title.
Nokia's showing off some of its products, and staging some games, such as a field goal contest.
The rally starts at five on College Avenue, right after this afternoon's Tech men's basketball game.
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[Sports-plays]


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Patrick Roy (wah) earned his 423rd career victory in Colorado's 2-to-1 decision over Anaheim.
Roy pulled even with Tony Esposito for third place on the all-time win list.
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Colorado did it on plays like this one. Chris Drury(dreary) coverts the broken play in to a score.
Jeff Odgers ended a 77-game goal-scoring drought with this one in the second period and the Avalanche beats the Mighty Ducks two to one.
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In California, Andrew Burnett finds the puck waiting for him in front of the net and gets Atlanta's only goal of the night.
The Thrashers diving defender can't stop San Jose from scoring and the Sharks beat the Thrashers four to one.
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[Firefighters]


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Fire officials say they've found a fourth body in the rubble of a warehouse blaze that killed six fire fighters.
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The discovery comes one week after the fire in (Wuss-ter) Worcester, Massachusetts.
Three bodies were found earlier in the week.
Meantime, the search continues for the other two still inside the building.
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[Bradley]


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Bill Bradley plans to resume his campaigning this weekend after suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
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The Democratic presidential hopeful went to a hospital expecting to receive a mild electric shock to the heart, a common treatment for the irregularity.
The spokesman says Bradley was in good shape and ``good spirits'' as he left the hospital.
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Doctors say the 56-year-old former pro basketball player ``has no other health problems.
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[11Goode]


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Will Democrat Virgil Goode run as a Republican for the House in 2000?
He promises an answer to that question next month.
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Cornered in Martinsville yesterday, Goode again refused to say whether he'll stick with the Democrats.
But he did promise to put an end to everyone's guessing next month, when he announces his candidacy.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: MY COMMENT IS THE SAME AS IT WAS WHEN YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION IN JULY. I'LL SAY SOMETHING AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.))
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Up until recently, Goode has insisted that he's a bona fide Democrat and will stick with the party of his father and grandfather.
But even before Republicans took control of both state houses last month, he became decidedly vague.

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Textile workers who lost their jobs last week are taking Tultex to court.
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The textile workers' union UNITE says it's filing a lawsuit against Tultex for breaking contracts with its workers.
The union says Tultex failed to give workers the required 60 days notice on the layoffs.
UNITE is also filing grievances on behalf of 17-hundred former employees who lost their insurance, benefits and Christmas bonuses without warning.
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[11Bea-Maurer]


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Meanwhile a sewing factory in Rockbridge County is hiring.
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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 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.
The company 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.
She expects to hire 150 people in the next year.
The jobs start at seven dollars 50 cents an hour.
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[11Online-Shopping]


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This holiday season 3 million new shoppers will be buying on-line.
And Joy Sutton reports it's a growing trend.
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(( The mall is not the only place customers are shopping this holiday season.
Many people are choosing to shop from the convenience of home.
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((CINDY SABEAN/INTERNET SHOPPER: I COULD SHOP AROUND ON THE INTERNET AND COMPARE EASIER THAN WALKING FROM PLACE TO PLACE SO I DID))
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((KATHY MARENCIK/INTERNET SHOPPER: WE HAVE WILD HOURS AND NEVER SEEM TO GET TO THE MALL, SO IT'S JUST EASIER TO DO IT OVER THE INTERNET))
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Experts predict consumers will have spent 6 billion dollars on line between November and the end of this year. That's almost twice the amount consumers spent this time last year..
And experts say on-line shopping is the wave of the future.
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((ANANDA YOUNG/ADVERTISING CONSULTANT: IF THEY DON'T GET ON LINE, IT COULD REALLY AFFECT THEIR BUSINESS BECAUSE PEOPLE REALLY EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT ACCESSIBILITY TO THE INTERNET AND TO GET PRODUCTS QUICKLY AND RIGHT OFF THE WEB))

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Plenty of businesses in our area are offering on-line shopping to customers.
Noteworthy Music in Roanoke is one such business. The owner says there's been a huge increase in sales since the store made its Internet debut.
This holiday season, the store is shipping around 100 items a day, all across the country and the world.
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((ROBERT CHERNAULT/OWNER: WE'VE CERTAINLY NOTICED IT WITHIN THE LAST WEEK. WE WORK ABOUT 18 HOURS, 19 HOURS A DAY JUST TO GET THE ORDERS PACKED UP AND GET THEM OUT THE DOOR.))
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Internet retailers are hoping to win over more customers this holiday season, with discounts and free shipping... They hope there are many more shoppers out there who want to give their feet a rest and let their fingers do the walking. Joy Sutton, News 7))

[11UVA-Darden]


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The University of Virginia received a large gift this holiday season........ 60-million dollars.
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Frank Batten, Senior - the former head of Landmark Communications - is giving the money to the Darden School of Business Administration.
It's the largest donation any business school in the world has ever received.
Batten's gift to his alma mater also brought UVA's latest fundraising campaign to more than a BILLION dollars.
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[Woodrow-Wilson-Museum]


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Woodrow Wilson is remembered for being both an educator and the 28th president of the United States.
But what you may NOT have known, is that his roots begin right here in Virginia.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to his birthplace in Staunton.
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(( The Reverend Joseph Wilson and his wife, Jesse lived here for only a couple of years....but that was long enough for an event that would forever make it a national historic landmark.
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((LUCINDA EDDY/MUSEUM EDUCATION DIRECTOR: IT WAS NOT UNUSUAL TO HAVE THE MAIN BEDROOM FOR THE OWNERS OR THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY ON THE MAIN FLOOR. AND IT IS IN THIS ROOM THAT WOODROW WILSON WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 28TH, 1856. AND I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT HIS CRIB, WHICH IS ORIGINAL AND HE WAS PUT INTO THIS CRIB AFTER HIS BIRTH.)) [RUNS:20]
The house was built in 10 years BEFORE Wilson's birth as a Presbyterian manse.
Much of the furnishings are period pieces...many originals from the Wilson family.
The formal parlor reveals they were musical, as well as spiritual.
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((LUCINDA EDDY/MUSEUM EDUCATION DIRECTOR: IN THE EVENING, THEY WOULD HAVE PERHAPS HAD THEIR DEVOTION AND READ FROM THE BIBLE, WHICH AGAIN I'LL POINT OUT ON THE TABLE. THEY WERE ALSO A VERY MUSICAL FAMILY AND ENJOYED SINGING HYMNS OR PLAYING THEM ON THE PIANO.)) [RUNS:13]
Entertaining was often done in the dining room, where meals could take as long as three hours.
During the years after the Wilson family left Staunton, Woodrow grew into an avid scholar.
Located next door to the birthplace, the Wilson museum follows him through his college years and his eventual rise to President of Princeton University.
And it was his public speaking and leadership qualities that spurned him on to a political career-- first becoming the Governor of New Jersey and eventually, the President of the United States.
Wilson's two terms were primarily marked by the creation of the Federal Reseve Act and World War One.
Despite all of his worldliness, historians say Wilson never learned how to drive.
Instead, he was chauffered in this 19-19 Pierce Arrow limo-- at no more than 25 miles an hour.
During his later years, Wilson was able to make a final visit to his hometown...
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((LUCINDA EDDY/MUSEUM EDUCATION DIRECTOR: THAT VISIT WAS MADE IN TIME FOR HIS BIRTHDAY ON DECEMBER 28TH IN 1912. HE ACTUALLY SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE MANSE. HE MADE A SPEECH ON THE CAMPUS OF AUGUSTA FEMALE SEMINARY AND THE WHOLE TOWN TURNED OUT. THE STREETS WERE LIT UP AND THERE WAS MUCH FANFARE AND A HUGE PARADE FROM THE TRAIN STATION RIGHT UP TO THE OLD PRESBYTERIAN MANSE ITSELF. SO, WILSON DID HAVE ONE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE MANSE, SOMETHING HE'D NOT DONE SINCE HE WAS 10 MONTHS OLD AND HIS FAMILY LEFT STAUNTON. )) [RUNS:36]
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: 87 YEARS LATER, WOODROW WILSON'S BIRTHDAY IS BEING REMEMBERED AT AN ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE HERE AT THE BIRTHPLACE AND MUSEUM. IT'S ON DECEMBER 28TH FROM 10 UNTIL 4. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, STAUNTON.)) [RUNS:11]))
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If you'd like to take your own tour of the birthplace and museum, check out the directions first on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.




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Don't forget to join us tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning as our holiday music series continues. [take full screen page-Southern Comfort] Acapella group Southern Comfort from Washington and Lee University will be here. [2-shot] It all starts tomorrow at 8.