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The people have spoken.
Primary results live from New Hampshire coming up.
Plus job cuts at Norfolk Southern.
The latest from California on the Alaska Air crash and...
Like father like son- in photographs. This snapshot of life coming up.
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Victory in New Hampshire tonight for John McCain and Al Gore- the winners of today's primaries there.
Lisa Hughes is standing by live in New Hampshire with results and reaction.
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[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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((Arizona Senator John McCain spent most of his money and time in New
Hampshire-hoping for a big win.
He got it-in a stunning defeat over Texas Governor, George W. Bush in
the nations first Presidential primary.
Sen. John McCain, R-Presidential Candidate:
Nearly 40-percent of New Hampshire voters call themselves
Independent-and McCain counted on their support to push him over the
top. He also won among Republicans and voters of all ages. Bush
congratulated McCain but promised to fight on.
George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate:
NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS
LONG BEEN KNOWN AS A BUMP IN THE ROAD FOR FRONT-RUNNERS AND THIS YEAR WILL BE NO EXCEPTION.
It was much closer for the Democrats. The winner-Vice President Al Gore.
V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate
Gore and rival Bill Bradley traded barbs over the past week-and the poll
numbers seesawed through the final days. Bradley still has plenty of
money to keep going-and may get a boost from a close finish in New
Sen. Bill Bradley/D-Presidential Candidate
Lisa Hughes/Bedford, NH
TURNOUT HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE MAY HAVE HIT A RECORD THIS YEAR-BUT IT
DIDNT HELP THE MAN WHO ONCE SEEMED INVINCIBLE. GEORGE W. BUSH STILL
HOLDS A BIG LEAD IN REPUBLICAN POLLS NATIONWIDE. -BUT JOHN MCCAIN PROVED
IT TONIGHT THIS RACE IS NOT OVER.))
The Clinton administration has yet to respond to claims that it's illegally keeping tabs on conservative ministers and anti- abortion leaders across the country.
Reverend Jerry Falwell is suing the Clinton administration over the alleged existence of a secret F-B-I database on hundreds of religious leaders.
Falwell believes Clinton would use the file to smear those persons' reputations.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I DON'T THINK ANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE FILE ARE AFRAID OF BAD THINGS BEING IN THE FILE, BUT ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT THEY HAVE GATHERED AND HOW THEY MIGHT MANIPULATE IT TO SILENCE ANYONE WHO MIGHT OPPOSE THE POLICIES, PLANS AND CANDIDATES THAT THE WHITE HOUSE PUTS FORWARD.))
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The White House has 60 days to respond to Falwell's lawsuit.
Twenty four hours have passed - and still no sign of survivors from Alaskan Air Flight 261.
Investigators confirm pilots were dealing with a mechanical problem for several minutes before the plane plunged into the water.
Jennifer Jones tells us what's going on in the waters tonight.
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((Nats of search
Off the Southern California coast, the search continues for survivors of
Alaska Airlines Flight 261. The MD83 jetliner was on its way from
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle when it ran into
problems Monday afternoon. A pilot reported difficulty with a jammed
stabilizer before the jet plunged into the Pacific near Los Angeles.
Sot, Bill Ayer, Alaskan Airlines President
Sot I can tell you that the shock has not worn off this is without a
doubt the saddest most tragic day in the history of this company.
There were 82 passengers and 5 crew members on board the jet packed with
vacationers. All day long Tuesday search and recovery crews combed the
crash area looking for anything that could provide a glimmer of hope.
Sot Adm. Tom Collins, U.S. Coast Guard
We have recovered no survivors, we have recovered no additional victims
we have recovered additional debris
Relatives of the vacationers expecting to welcome them back home were
instead told the news of the crash.
Still for many the events of the past few days are hard to believe.
Sot, name unavailable
I was crying last night but I don't think that it has really hit me
that they are not going to be coming back here.
(JONES STANDUP CLOSE TO COME)))
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It's NOT mandatory prayer in the schools.
But it's more than just silence.
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It's a bill calling for Virginia schoolteachers to tell students to "meditate, pray, or reflect" for one silent minute.
The state Senate signed off on it today after 45 minutes of heated debate.
One supporter noted the Senate itself opens with a prayer.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA, A MOMENT OF SILENCE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
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((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: THIS BILL GOES TOO FAR. YOU CANNOT FORCE ME TO PRAY OR TO MEDITATE.))
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The bill picked up support from Senators who voted against it yesterday -- eventually passing on a 28 to 11 vote.
Now it heads to the House.
A Virginia Tech veterinary medicine professor has been charged with stealing drugs from the school.
Tech officials say they believe John D. Jacobson was taking a synthetic form of morphine from the veterinary medicine department for his own use.
He was suspended today and relieved of his teaching and veterinary duties with the university pending an internal review.
Jacobson was arrested last Friday after an investigation by Tech police.
A guilty plea today from a man who - at the age of 18 - shot and killed another teen.
Last July Brandon Porter walked up to Victor Anderson, put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
It happened at the Brightwood Manor Apartments.
Today Porter pled guilty to first degree murder and illegal use of a firearm.
He faces up to 38 years in prison for the killing.
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Norfolk Southern employees are dealing with another round of cutbacks.
The railroad is offering a buy out package worth 45-thousand dollars to its unionized clerical workers in Roanoke.
About 270 workers are eligible.
The company also plans to eliminate 37-positions later this month-- also in Roanoke.
N-S says it's having a hard time competing with tractor trailers and other railroads but stands by its takeover of Conrail.
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((SUSAN BLAND/NS PUBLIC RELATIONS MGR: THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT CONRAIL IS, WAS, AND WILL BE THE RIGHT MOVE. IT'S GOING TO OFFER TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH.))
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This week's announcement follows two other restructuring moves, resulting in more than 17-hundred early retirement packages and layoffs.
A company put forward a challenge- if Montgomery County has the workers- the company will come.
Now area agencies are springing into action to get potential employees to show up at a job expo next week-
The challenge to fill 12 hundred new jobs was issued yesterday by Congressman Rick Boucher on behalf of a telecommunications company.
Published reports have identified the company as EchoStar Communications.
The Virginia Employment Commission is lobbying for a big turnout -- sending out six-thousand notices to area job seekers...
including some of the 915 Volvo workers who are losing their jobs this month.
You may hate hearing from telemarketers - but do you want new jobs in Southwest Virginia?
Coming up - a dilemma, of sorts, at the State Capitol today.
And... the images of life - captured in pictures.
We'll tell you about a rare father-son exhibit in Roanoke.
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office where the Express tuned for its road trip by playing the Brass.
The Blue Ridge produces yet another crazy finish.
Dick Vermeil checks out on the Rams.
And Will Smith checks in with us tonight on the Big 7.))
Today marks the start of Black History month - and the Old Georgetown Deli and Pub in Roanoke is highlighting the month with a unique exhibit by a father and son. Kate Weidaw show us.
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Robert and Bob Hale capture people's life styles in their photographs.
((BOB HALE: A LOT OF TIMES MY WORK IS BECAUSE I CARRY A CAMERA ALL THE TIME AND IN DOING THIS I CAN JUST DOCUMENT WHAT IS GOING ON DAY BY DAY.))
((ROBERT HALE: FOR ME TO TRY AND CAPTURE SOME OF THEIR SPIRIT ON FILM TO SHOW OTHER PEOPLE IT IS A WAY OF SPREADING WHAT I SEE AND FEEL OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE.))
While Black History month is giving the Roanoke natives the chance to display their work - father and son both say the images captured in their work are universal.
((ROBERT HALE: MY IMAGES REFLECT PEOPLE I FOUND FASCINATING.))
((BOB HALE: YOU SEE A PICTURE IN SOMEONE THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD JUST PASS BY.))
[PUT BITES TOGETHER PLEASE]
((BOB HALE: I STOP TO TAKE IT AND 2 OR 3 PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT ME AND SAY WHAT DOES HE SEE.))
After 60 years of capturing images Bob calls himself a self described street photographer while Robert considers his photographs more professional, after a little more then 40 years taking snap shots.
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Displaying their photographs together has given them the opportunity to look back through the years of being inspired by the world around them.
((BOB HALE: WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT YOUR WORK YOU'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE TIMES SO YOU'RE SEEING MORE THEN THE PICTURE YOU'RE SEEING WHAT CREATED THAT MOMENT, OR TIME OF YEAR, OR SEASON.))
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.
You can check out the photographs throughout the month.
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What if you hate telemarketers calling your house... but you're pro-competition and for new jobs in southwest Virginia?
A House committee took up a sticky telemarketing bill today.
It would let Virginians pay to get on a state list.
Telemarketers would have to purchase the list and NOT call you.
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But the industry lobbyists were out in force-- lined up to fight the bill.
Bell Atlantic pointed out it's helped bring telemarketing jobs to southwest Virginia.
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((DAVID OGBURN/BELL ATLANTIC VIRGINIA: JUST THOSE FIVE CENTERS REPRESENT ABOUT 425 JOBS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. SO I WOULD ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE IMPACT.))
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The telemarketing bill will be taken up again Thursday in the same House committee.
Snow means a play day for some.
But coming up -
we'll tell you how the recent wintry weather means bad news for church coffers.
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Two snowy weekends have had a chilling effect on church bank accounts.
Many are short thousands of dollars because they missed two weeks worth of collections.
Tina Tenret explains.
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((Consider Bonsack Baptist Church, where about 700 people worship.
They'll have to kick in 40-thousand-dollars this Sunday alone, just to break even.
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((CHURCHES DEPEND ON THE OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE AND WHEN AN OFFERING IS MISSED, IT ALMOST NEVER IS COMPLETELY MADE UP.))
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Moore says if the church winds up short, the music or youth ministry could suffer.
And when services are cancelled, churchgoers lose more than money.
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((CHURCHES AT BEST ARE FAMILIES. FAMILIES FUNCTION BEST WHEN THEY INTERACT AND HAVE CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: CHURCHES SAY THEY WON'T KNOW THE FULL IMPACT OF THE SNOW CANCELLATIONS UNTIL THEY COUNT NEXT SUNDAY'S OFFERINGS, TO SEE IF PEOPLE MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
We end January on a cold and snowy note and the groundhog may not see his shadow tomorrow. Or in the case of Mill Mountain Zoo, the prairie dog. But we do have some climate numbers for you. Patrick Evans has our February almanac.
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Express highlights, another wild night in the Blue Ridge, Dick Vermeil quits, Will Smith gets jiggy with it, and
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Sean Elliott may soon be back on the NBA hardwood.
Today the San Antonio Spur star, shown with his head coach Greg Popovich, was cleared by doctors to start practicing with his teammates.
Elliott had a kidney transplant this past summer, and he hopes to play again in the NBA in two months.
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The Roanoke Express got its first look ever at the New Orleans Brass last night as the visitors from the Big Easy tried to make things tough in the Roundhouse.
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The Express came in with plenty of confidence having won 12 of their last 13 games on their home ice.
New Orleans' Darren Sinclair comes in from behind and finally knocks the puck in behind Dave Gagnon as a crowd gathers around the net to watch. It's 1-to-nothing Brass early in the 1st.
It stayed that way until late in the second when J.F. Tremblay puts in his own rebound while lying down on the ice. Roanoke ties the game at 1-all.
But it didn't stay that way very long, Mike Peron crosses the blue line passes
to Calvin Elfring and his backhand shot goes in on the top shelf to put the Express on top 2-to-1.
Roanoke wins it. Their next five are on the road.
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Salem and William Byrd teamed up for a tight Blue Ridge District match up last night in Vinton.
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The doghouse was rockin' as the Terriers prepared to take on the Spartans.
Salem jumped out to the early lead, Andrew Rutledge looks across the court and finds Chris Gumaer for the three pointer from the baseline.
Then the Spartans get it into Manuel Lewis, Lewis muscles it up to the hoop for the score.
Byrd would keep it close, Chad Myers gets double-teamed but gets it to Curt Hetherington in the paint. The jumper cuts the Salem lead to five.
The Terriers CJ Carter makes the bounce pass to Anwar Rabb, his bucket cuts the Spartan advantage to two, but Byrd can't get over the hurdle and Salem survives 57-54.
The UVa men's basketball team picked up some well deserved honors last night as Donald Hand was named the ACC's co-player of the week, and Travis Watson was named rookie of the week.
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Tonight you can catch Watson and Hand in action right here on Your Hometown Station as the Cavs take on Maryland at eight right here on WDBJ-7.
Radford hits the road for three straight conference games starting today at Elon.
The Highlanders are unbeaten in the Big South with a 6-and-0 record.
And one of the big reasons for their inspired play has been the performance of Peanut Arrington. The freshman from Bedford has now won back to back Big South rookie of the week honors.
He had a career high 21 against Liberty this past Saturday.
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[SUPER=01-Peanut Arrington/Radford Freshman Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Williams/Radford Forward; :10]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Charles/Radford Center; :23]
[OUT Q=...all year for us."]
So far in his freshman campaign, Peanut is averaging just under 10 points a game, with 41 assists.
Less than 48 hours after the biggest win of his life, Rams' head coach Dick Vermeil has decided to call it quits.
The 63 year coach made the announcement earlier last night in St. Louis.
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[OUT Q=...THE TIME IS RIGHT."]
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will take his place and receive the promotion to be the Rams' head coach.
Baltimore Ravens all-pro linebacker Ray Lewis has been charged with two counts of murder.
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Lewis appeared in municipal court in Atlanta this morning only to have his preliminary hearing postponed until February 24th.
He will remain in jail until that time without bond despite the fact his attorney says Lewis is completely innocent.
Two Georgia men were stabbed to death at a nightclub early yesterday morning.
When Steve Mason ventured to Philadelphia recently to chat with George Lynch and follow 30 teens from the Roanoke Valley, he also ran into one of entertainments hottest stars - the one and only Will Smith.
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((George Lynch had his game face on...as did Will Smith. He was shooting his new video, but more importantly, doing HIS part to help his Sixers win.
Smith has been winning Philadelphia long before he had season tickets to Sixers games. He grew up in Philly and shooting his new music video friekin it on the 76ers home floor is just one of many ways he gives back.
George Lynch and his fellow teammates see a lot of Smith these days, who is also just a regular fan. He does deal with big time pressure though, try shooting a four minute video using six thousand feet of film with three movie cameras and a steady cam all in seven minutes at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. So what's next for this super star.))
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