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Here's a switch ... textile jobs COMING to southwest Virginia. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And striking Rubatex workers take their case straight into corporate headquarters.
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Coming up in sports, the Franklin County Eagles head south, an inspiring story of an athlete who's in a fight for his life and
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some of these guys will be hitting the ice once again in Roanoke. We'll tell you when.
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Cold temperatures mark the first night of winter, as lows will slip into the lower twenties. We'll have the complete forecast including details on the full moon event tonight.


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Striking steelworkers walk into Rubatex headquarters .. with personal questions.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They moved their picket line from Bedford's biggest employer to its corporate headquarters today. The striking steel workers say they're stepping up the pressure on Rubatex to get back to the bargaining table.
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Scott Goldberg is outside Rubatex corporate offices in Roanoke with more on today's rally.
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Jean [Legacy-North]


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Companies in northern Virginia are always saying it's hard to find enough good help.
Now one company hopes to find that - here in Southwest Virginia.
The latest example is in Floyd County.
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A bedding and home decor company called Legacy is going to rent a building from the county and hire 45 workers.
Officials hope many of them will be people who worked at some of the apparel plants that have closed.
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((GEORGE NESTER/FLOYD COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: FORTY-FIVE PERCENT OF FLOYD'S POPULATION WORKS OUT OF THE COUNTY. SO, ANYTIME WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE LOCAL JOBS IT HELPS THE ECONOMY.))
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The building Legacy is leasing was put up by the county to attract new industry.
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[Henry-Loans]


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In Henry County, help is on the way next week ... for many residents who recently LOST their jobs. The county released new information today on the no-interest loan program.
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It applies to Henry County residents lets go since September at Tultex, Pluma, Ashmore Sportswear, or Visy Protective Products.
And to residents dismissed from vendors or suppliers as a result of closings and layoffs.
Information sessions are scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday at the county administration building.
More information is available through Henry County or Patrick Henry National Bank.
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[TAKE GFX PAGE]
And for complete information on the program and next week's schedule, go to our WDBJ7 home page and click "Webwatch."
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A family in Pulaski County lost its home to fire this afternoon.
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It started around three near the back of the house on Conners Valley Road.
No one was inside.
Neighbors saw smoke and called firefighters and the couple that lived there.
More than 35 firefighters from Pulaski, Draper and Newbern are still there, working to get it out.
Firefighters say they don't know yet what started the fire.
The couple that lived there will spend Christmas with family members who live nearby.
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One man was killed and another seriously injured in an accident in Henry County last night.
State police say Mark Edward Thompson, drove his pickup truck off a road, hit an embankment and overturned several times.
Thompson died at the scene.
A passenger, Kenneth Boyce, was hurt when he was thrown from the truck.

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An accident in Lynchburg last year might also have had a deadly result had it not been for one man's bravery.
Steve Smallshaw has the story of this reluctant hero.
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(( On the night of September 16th, 1998, Victor Shelton's life changed forever.
Shelton was traveling with his daughter along Route 460 in Lynchburg when a pickup truck sped by them, lost control, then flipped over and caught fire.
Shelton stopped and ran to the burning car and pulled its unconscious driver to safety just seconds before the vehicle exploded.
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((VICTOR SHELTON/CARNEGIE HERO AWARD WINNER: IT WAS LITERALLY SECONDS.. OF COURSE, IT'S HARD TO TELL, YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME DURING SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER HAD ANYTHING HAPPEN TO ME LIKE THIS SO IT WAS QUITE AN ORDEAL.))
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Shelton's bravery that night did not go un-noticed, and he was nominated for the Carnegie Hero Award.
On Monday he became one of 20 winners from across the country.
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((SHELTON: I'M JUST THRILLED TO HAVE BEEN NOMINATED, LET ALONE RECEIVE IT AND I'LL ALWAYS CHERISH IT.. GOSH, IT'S HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS..))
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One word Shelton doesn't use to describe himself is 'hero'.. he says he was only fulfilling what he felt was his moral and ethical obligation.
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((VICTOR SHELTON: IF I CAN'T SHOW COMPASSION FOR MY FELLOW MAN AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WHAT WOULD MY DAUGHTER THINK OF ME? I MEAN, SHE WAS WITH ME.. I DIDN'T DO IT BECAUSE OF HER, I DID IT FOR THE HUMAN BEING THAT WAS IN THE VEHICLE.))
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A human being that is still alive today thanks to one man's sense of duty.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


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Security at Roanoke's airport ... what impact do New Year's concerns have here? That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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The New Year is bringing some bad news to Martinsville City and School system employees.
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is dropping the city's health plan as of January 1st.
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Tonya Flory joins us from Memorial Hospital. Why did the hospital decide to drop the insurance company?
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Jean the hospital is not the only ones who will no longer be a participating provider with MAMSI, that's the insurance company -- Mid Atlantic Medial Services Inc. ((AD LIB))
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(( Memorial Hospital's president Joe Roach says the hospital has been trying to settle billing and reimbursement problems with MAMSI for almost a year.
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((JOE ROACH/CEO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: IT'S THE ONLY TIME IN 15 YEARS OF DOING THIS THAT I'VE EVER TERMINATED A CONTRACT AND IT DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH PRICING.))
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40- thousand checks will go out next week to Virginia tobacco farmers and quota holders.
According to the Governor's office, that will cover nearly 90-percent of Virginia's tobacco community.
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That's because Farm Service Agency agents and Extension Service agents have done a good job signing up tobacco growers.
The checks are part of the so-called "Side Agreement" of the national settlement, with the money dedicated just to tobacco growers.
Virginia's share of the Side Agreement" for this year is 24-million dollars.
So the average check would be about five hundred and 40 dollars.
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The chief executive officer at Advance AutoParts is stepping down.
Garnett Smith is going to retire next spring, after forty years with the company.
Smith said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and family.
He started out as a clerk in one of the Advance stores in Pulaski, and worked his way up.

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Stocks rose again, but modestly by recent standards. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed three points ... NASDAQ up 26.

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When a Republican Speaker and Majority Leader take over Virginia's House of Delegates for the first time in history, there will be one immediate difference.
The leaders of the party that promotes small government will have bigger staffs.
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Amherst Republican Vance Wilkins is adding two full-time positions to the Speaker's staff -- increasing the staff from four to six.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: AND I DON'T WANT TO BE CAUGHT SHORT MY FIRST YEAR IN HERE. WE MAY SEE THAT THIS IS TOO MUCH. WE MAY SEE THAT THIS IS TOO LITTLE. BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO THE JOB FIRST. AND WE CAN PUT PEOPLE TO WORK IN OTHER PLACES IF WE HAVE TOO MANY. SO IT WON'T BE ANY PROBLEM.))
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Wilkins may just be a good negotiator.
He's employing more people with essentially the same amount of state tax dollars.
Meanwhile, the new Majority Leader-to-be is adding a press aide.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says he'll pay for that out of political action committee money.
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Airports nationwide are stepping up security after recent terrorist threats --
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But at Roanoke Regional Airport, security guards say they are doing little that's different. Their boss is in uniform and on patrol -- they say normally he's not. Guards are ticketing and towing cars parked alongside the airport more than five minutes, partly to protect against bombs left there. And security officers say they're keeping a close eye on carry-on luggage.
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Coming up in sports, hockey greats return to Roanoke, the Eagles fly south for the holidays and
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Mark Lindsey may not be making his mark on the football field, but he's inspiring others to greater feats. Steve Mason has his story.
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Some of the best hockey players the Roanoke Valley has ever seen will take the ice once again. It's part of the Hall of Fame-Old timers game next month.
On January 15th, dring the Express-Renegades game a new class will be inducted into the Roanoke Valley Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Then on Sunday the 16th, 18 former members of the Roanoke Rebels will return to the ice for a one game series with the Greensboro Generals.
Dave "the hammer" Schultz is one of those players making an appearance.
The game will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Roanoke's Southern League Championship.
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Some of the proceeds of the weekend will go to the Children's Cancer Center at Carilion Community Hospital.

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Preparing for another bowl means time missed with family. But UVa tight end Casey Crawford is sharing the holiday season with a loved one.
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Former UVa offensive lineman Mark Lindsey is in the hospital. Steve Mason has this special story.
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((Injury has forced Casey Crawford to the bench much of the year. Finally healthy, he now goes to the hospital to visit Mark Lindsey, who is near the top of the list in the country for a heart transplant ((:)) ((:))
Mark's career began in 1995 on full scholarship. But shortly after 1996 summer work outs doctors diagnosed him with Cardio Miopathy. His heart looked more like it belonged in the body of a 70 year old man. ((:))
For the last six months Mark has been confined to his hospital room at the UVa Medical Center. He has been extremely close to death three times and is attached to a machine that keeps his heart going. A team ball and photo and a schedule are reminders of UVa football. But Mark inspires everyone he meets with his positive attitude. He's read 20 books in three months, he crushes on all comers, including his brother, in sega and is taking piano. ((NAT SOUND)) ((:)) ((ARTHOR MILLER/MARK'S PIANO MUSIC INSTRUCTOR:)) ((DR. CURTIS TRIBBLE/MARK'S CARDIAC SURG ERY:))
Crawford caught his first touchdown pass in 1999 in his final regular season game. Mel Kiper rates him as the top tight end in the country for the upcoming draft, but there is something else much more important to Casey. ((:)) ((:))

Before he can fish, Mark needs a large heart and they are hard to find.)) [S-Franklin]


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The Franklin County Eagles will get quality time together during the holiday season during a trip to Naple, Florida.
The boys basketball team is going to participate in a 16 team holiday tournament.
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The high school's sports boosters helped raise money and funds generated from the sales of programs will pay each players' airfare and hotel accommodations.
The players and coach agree the tough competition will get the team ready for the Roanoke Valley District.
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The tournament is December 28th through the 31st. The team will be there for about a week.

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The N-F-L is suspending Orlando Brown of Cleveland indefinitely for shoving a referee.
Brown pushed the ref after he was accidentally hit in the eye with a weighted penalty flag.
The 350-pound Browns tackle also could face a fine and miss games next season.
The league says those issues will be dealt with after a hearing with commissioner Paul Tagliabue (TAG'-lee-uh-boo).


That hearing won't take place until after the Pro Bowl in February. [Wx-Tape]
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There's a once in a lifetime event in the skies tonight.
It happens just once every 150 years.
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Tonight the moon will appear larger and brighter then normal since the earth is the closest point to the sun and the moon is the closest to the earth.
According to the Science Museum of Western Virginia the last time this occurred was 1833.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll have more on this rare event.





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