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Two snowfalls in one week-- ahead on News 7 road conditions and school information.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Roanoke police officer is attacked by a pit bull.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The snow cam but didn't conquer for most of Southwest and Central Virginia.
As predicted a few inches fell overnight, but for the most part, roads are clear.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Golderberg is on the Weatherwatch today and has more from outside ValleyView mall in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=01-Donna Ashcraft/Mall Marketing Director; ]
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[School-Info]


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Although road conditions have greatly improved since this morning, some night classes are being canceled.
Here's what we have so far....
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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This may have been the second winter wave this week for us, but for many folks in the Northeast, the storm is their first taste of snow.
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More than a hundred salt trucks are clearing Washington area roads.
Three to six inches could fall there by mid-afternoon.
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[Pit-Bull]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Police say they don't know yet who owns the pit bulls that bit a police officer.
They call this the worst animal attack ever on a Roanoke officer ---
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and they still haven't found the vicious dogs.
Officer C-E Curry tried to catch a pit bull on the 1800 block of Eastern Avenue last night, when another knocked her down and bit her on both legs, her hand and elbow.
She shot the dog in the shoulder and both dogs ran.
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((SHE'S DOING REAL GOOD... HEALING.))
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The officer may need rabies shots.
The dogs' owner could face a 25-hundred-dollar fine and a year in jail.
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Careless smoking and electrical problems reportedly have been ruled OUT as the cause of yesterday's deadly dorm fire at Seton Hall University.
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[6:05:43]
A New Jersey Newspaper today quotes sources who say authorities are trying to locate three young men who had been asked to leave the building less than an hour before the fire broke out.
The early morning blaze killed three students and critically injured several others.
Many of the 640 students in the dorm thought it was a false alarm and stayed in bed.
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[6:06:58]
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(( STUDENT:THERE WERE FALSE ALARMS LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY, STUDENTS WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE THEIR ROOM AT 4 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING." ))
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Classes have been cancelled at Seton Hall today and tomorrow..
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At least six people have been hurt, in a brawl between dockworkers and police in Charleston, South Carolina.
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It happened early this morning.
The dockworkers -- members of the International Longshoremen's Association -- were angry that a freighter was being unloaded by non-union labor.
The injured include three police officers and a T-V photographer.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginians could get a four-day weekend in January.
Find out why when News 7 at Noon returns.
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And Canada wants to show the ugly side of smoking to get people to kick the habit.
Stay with us.
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Canada wants to shock people into kicking the habit.
The government is proposing putting graphic photos of diseased human organs on cigarette packages.
Eric Sorenson has the story.
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((After five years of use, it seems the warnings on cigarette packages aren't working. The government admits the messages are stale, and smokers just ignore them. So Ottawa has unveiled dramatic new markings it plans to force cigarette companies to produce designed to grab attention, particularly of young people.
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This is about making sure that my 14 year old daughter, My 12 year old boys don't get hooked by those companies. Let's take on smoking for the national evil that it is. If the government has its way, new regulations would force tobacco companies to have packaged something like this on store shelves by the end of the year. With bigger message and graphic pictures illustrating such risks as mouth disease, lung cancer, and this limp cigarette to convey the risk of becoming impotent.
SOT:

If it's going to cause problems then they may stop. That's pretty gross, don't you think that's gross. Some young smokers say the pictures might cause them to quit.
SOT:

I think it will make me stop buying cigarettes to tell the truth. But others say the graphic messages will have no effect.
SOT:

Those packs won't discourage like smokers. Everybody's already seen this stuff. It's nothing new. Nothing new, and says the tobacco industry, nothing that will discourage smoking. They're still doing the same old things, yelling even louder at smokers to quit or non-smokers not to start. It hasn't worked. Close So the government says news packaging isn't the only way it will get young people to stop smoking. Health Minister Alan Rick says he also plans to raise tobacco taxes, by as much as possible to put the cost of cigarettes out of the reach of more young people. Eric Sorensen for CBS News))

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[ANCHOR=mel]
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A California based company has won a key battle in the race to dominate genetics.
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[10newspath]
Bio-technology giant Geron has been granted patents to the cloning technology developed in Britain to create Dolly the sheep.
Scientists at the company are going to harness the technology to develop cloned cell implants to reverse the effects of a series of degenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and heart disease.
They are also developing techniques to use animals such as pigs to produce compatible organs for transplant into humans.
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The Governor of South Carolina says it's time to take the Confederate flag down from the Capitol dome.
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[VO-NAT]
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[3:10:02]
In his State of the State address Governor Jim Hodges said "let's resolve this issue.
And let's resolve it now."
It's Hodges boldest statement on the issue and came two days after nearly 50-thousand rallied in front of the statehouse, urging the Legislature to bring the flag down.
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((GOVERNOR HODGES:"HERE IS WHAT WE SHOULD DO, WE MUST MOVE THE FLAG FROM THE DOME TO A PLACE OF HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE PLACE ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS. THE DEBATE OVER THE CONFEDERATE FLAG HAS CLAIMED TO MUCH OF OUR TIME AND ENERGY."))
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The flag was raised above the dome in 19-62 to commemorate the Civil War centennial.
The Legislature has sole power to remove it.
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Meanwhile, in another confederate controversery, Governor Gilmore has spelled out his plan to split the state holiday for Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson-- from the holiday for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
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Yesterday Gilmore proposed that King keep the third Monday in January, and that Lee-Jackson Day become the Friday preceding the King holiday.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO SEE THE MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY REMAIN ON THE NATIONAL DAY. ))


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Gilmore's plan would mean a four day weekend.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is NOT pleased.
On hand at the Capitol to commemorate Robert E. Lee's birthday, they raised concerns.
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((RED BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: THEN YOU'RE MOVING THE ACTUAL LEE-JACKSON HOLIDAY FURTHER AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL BIRTH DATES OF LEE AND JACKSON. THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN ON THE THIRD MONDAY SINCE ABOUT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. IF THEY GOTTA GO BACKWARDS, I'D JUST AS SOON SEE THE HOLIDAY STAY AS IT IS.))18
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((OH I WISH I WAS IN THE LAND OF COTTON. OLD TIMES THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.))08
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The Gilmore administration estimates the cost of a new holiday at 900- thousand dollars.
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On the issue of the arson of the Robert E- Lee mural on Richmond's floodwall, Richmond police say they're enhancing security camera videotape to see if it yields any clues.
Richmond's Fire Department is offering its standard five thousand dollar reward for clues.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is offering another thousand dollars.


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Testimony continues in a Roanoke arson-murder trial.
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Yesterday at the trial of David Griffin, the medical examiner said the victim, Griffin's roomate James Cline, might have taken a breath or two after the fire started, but that neck and chest injuries were what killed him.
[SUPER=04-October 17, 1997]


The day of the fire on 13th Street Northeast, paramedics noticed blood on Griffin's clothes.
Blood on one shoe and a pant leg led police to charge Griffin with murder and arson.
But the case was never officially ruled homicide.
Griffin's attorney calls it the "no murder murder."
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The case ended in mistrial last September after the medical examiner testified it was a homicide... though he'd told the public defender he couldn't determine the manner of death.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The flu bug is taking a bite out of Southwest Virginia's blood supply.
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The American Red Cross says 50-percent of regular donors are sick and can't give blood.
So they're appealing to first time donors to volunteer.
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((DEANA SHOEMAKER/BLOOD DONOR: I'M A NURSE AT ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND I KNOW THIS IS A BAD TIME, HOLIDAYS AND THE FLU SO I FIGURED IT WAS PROBABLY A GOOD TIME TO COME DOWN AND GIVE BLOOD.))
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[TAKE PRE-PRO FULL] To find out where you can donate blood call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


David Letterman says he's ready to do some heavy lifting, now that he's out of the hospital.
That story is still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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And he wore a star on the Andy Griffith Show.
Now Don Knotts has one on the Hollywood walk of fame.
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Late show host David Letterman is out of the hospital this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
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[3:18:43]
He was released just five days after undergoing quintuple by-pass surgery.
The fifty two year old comedian underwent an emergency operation after doctors discovered one of his arteries was seriously clogged.
Letterman hasn't said when he'll reclaim his chair at the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
In the meantime fans will have to watch re-runs.
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Officer Barney Fife has been walking the beat in Hollywood.
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[3:24:38]
Yesterday five time Emmy winner actor Don Knotts was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Famous participants in the ceremony included actors Andy Griffith and John Ritter.
Knotts is perhaps best known for playing Barney Fife in "The Andy Griffith Show."
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((GRIFFITH:I'VE KNOWN DON MANY YEARS, WHEN WE WERE BOTH IN OUR THIRTIES...NOW WE'RE IN OUR SEVENTIES. KNOTTS;I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS...AND LET ME TELL YOU, I'LL BE COMING HERE EVERY DAY DUSTING THIS STAR.))
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Knotts also had a role in the sitcom "Three's Company."
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 83 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Still to come in sports, highlights from an exciting night of mens basketball, including Roanoke College's blowout victory over Guilford,
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and a Friday Football Extra veteran coach is fired. Patrick has the details, next.
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[S-Roanoke]


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After having their 12 game win streak broken, Coach Page Moir and his Maroons made a triumphant return to their home court. Last night, Roanoke College stomped conference rival Guilford 107 to 63.
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Butch Estes' 4 and 11 Quakers were no match for the Maroons.
To start off - Roanoke's Ramsey Hathaway with the rebound outlets the pass to Brad Dunleavey. He takes the ball the rest of the way for the basket and draws the foul, making the three point play.
Dunleavey led the Maroon's with 20 points last night.
Quaker Brad Woolley drives around the key and under the basket for the hook shot.
But Roanoke comes back. Dunleavy takes it to the hoop unsuccessfully, but Ramsey Hathaway gets the put back.
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Dunleavey makes the cross court pass to Jason Strickland in the paint for the finger tip layoff. Roanoke wins the game 107 to 63. The Maroons are now 13-and-2.
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Coaching changes have spread to the high school football ranks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


James River head football coach Doug Ross, who won 79 games for the Knights during his tenure, told News 7 Sports yesterday that he has been relieved of his coaching duties.
Ross has had various levels of success at the school. He coached for 22 years, including 16 as head coach.
Ross says he was told by Principal Larry Journell (JOURNAL) that some criticism in the Botetourt community and a lack of enthusiasm prompted him to make the change.
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The Redskins fired two coaches, as well yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/July 1999; :00]


Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was told he needed to make a few changes in order to stay next season. He refused and quit.
Nolan has spent the last three years trying to mold the defense. After playing poorly all year, the team actually did a good job over the last 5 games.
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