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On News 7 at 5, there are new developments in the strike against Bedford's largest employer. We'll have a live report,
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and the flight recorder reveals new information about the final moments of the Alaska Airlines jet that crashed Monday.
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Passing snow showers and blustery winds highlight the forecast details just ahead.

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In medical news, a Maryland woman defies the odds by having her second set of triplets,
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and we'll see what is being is done to help meet the needs of rural children with special problems.
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((THE CREW HAD DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE PLANES TENDENCY TO PITCH NOSE DOWN.))
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Harrowing moments of the Alaskan Airlines Flight are revealed on the cockpit voice recorder- at one point the plane was reportedly flying upside down.

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Good Evening.
While investigators examine the cockpit voice recording- crews at the scene have now located the second so called black box: the fight data recorder.
Cathy Moss has the latest details on the final moments of flight 261.
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(( FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 18 HOURS, OCEAN SEARCHERS HIT PAYDIRT, FINDING THE SECOND BLACK BOX OF ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT 261. JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT, NAT'L TRANS. SAFETY BOARD:
LAST NIGHT, THEY RECOVERED THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER, AND TODAY OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD DISPLAYED IT FOR THE CAMERAS, SAYING IT CONTAINS 30 MINUTES OF QUALITY RECORDINGS THAT CONFIRM THE CREW FRANTICALLY TRIED TO CONTROL THE PLANE AS IT FLEW AT TIMES UP-SIDE-DOWN OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN. JAMES HALL/CHAIRMAN, N.T.S.B. "THE AIRPLANE'S OUT-OF-TRIM CONDITION BECAME WORSE AS THE CREW ATTEMPTED TO DIAGNOSE OR CORRECT THE PROBLEM. THE CREW HAD DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE PLANE'S TENDENCY TO PITCH NOSE DOWN." HALL SAID AT ONE POINT THE CREW WAS ABLE TO STOP THE PLANE'S NOSEDIVE AND WAS PREPARING FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING WHEN CONTROL WAS SUDDENLY LOST. MEANWHILE GREIVING FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF THE 88 VICTIMS BOARDED BUSES TO GO TO THE COASTLINE FOR A LOOK AT THE DISTANT SITE OF THEIR LOVED ONES' DEMISE. MOSS STANDUP))

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A blow to striking rubber workers in Bedford County tonight. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Rubatex has NOT bargained unfairly in the ongoing labor dispute at its Bedford Plant.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from Bedford.
Steve does Rubatex consider this a victory?
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Q&A What is the future of the plant in Bedford?

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A Danville mother has been convicted of child neglect in the death of her 8-month-old son.
LaShanda Stamps could get up to 10 years in prison, for failing to get proper care for her little boy.
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Testimony in court yesterday showed Stamps had done nothing to keep her boyfriend from hitting the child.
An autopsy showed the baby had fractured ribs, bruises on his head and face and scars from past injuries.
Stamps boyfriend, Jonathan (sha-VOSS) Chavious, committed suicide a couple of weeks after the child died.
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It costs a lot of money to run those snow plows, and V-DOT has found itself spending MILLIONS on storm clean-up this year.
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Of its 47-point six million dollar snow removal budget, V-DOT's already shelled out 18- million.
But spokesperson Laura Bullock says this is the first winter in a while that the plows have been so busy.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE HAD SORT OF MINOR, PIDDLEY SNOWS HERE AND THERE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND A COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF ANYTHING. SO, THIS IS DEFINITELY NEW AGAIN FOR MANY PEOPLE. BUT FOR OUR SNOW PLOW DRIVERS WHO ARE VERY EXPERIENCED FOLKS, THEY ARE HARD AT IT AND WILL STAY HARD AT IT UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE.))

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Besides still clearing some secondary roads, V-DOT is also working on removing downed trees and repairing potholes.
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Still to come on the newscast, the Better Business Bureau says someone is taking advantage of parents who are looking for financial aid for their college students,
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and from Tennessee rescuers try to save three hikers stranded in the Great Smokey Mountains.
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A long night in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee- for three hikers who lost their way.
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The hikers called help on a cell phone last night saying they were exhausted, wet, and unable to find shelter.
The 18 and 21 year old men and a 19 year old woman were hiking the Sugarlands Mountain Trail - The plan was to trek 11 miles up the trail- 3-thousand feet up and spend the night at a shelter.
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((BOB MILLER/PARK SPOKESPERSON: THE BEST WE COULD TELL THEY HAD SLEEPING BAGS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT PLAN ON SPENDING THE NIGHT AT THE MOUNTAIN SHELTER AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE A TENT BUT THEY ZIPPED A COUPLE OF SLEEPING BAGS TOGTHER ALL THREE PILED IN SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY SPENT THE NIGHT... NOT IN A LOT OF COMFORT, BUT AT LEAST IN RELATIVE SAFETY.))
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Two teams began hiking in last night and reached the group this morning.
Rangers are trying to walk them down a road about three miles away. A plowing crew is attempting to open the road and an Army helicopter is also standing by.
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It's against the law to NOT wear a seatbelt in the front seat in Virginia.
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But police officers can't stop you for that alone.
Today, a House and a Senate committee both passed a bill that would allow police to pull you for the seatbelt violation alone.
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Opponents -- including Botetourt Senator Bo Trumbo -- say they just don't like more government intrusion.
One Senator says he was first on the scene when two teenagers were killed six weeks ago.
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The bill's supporters estimate it will save 80 lives next year if it becomes law -- just because more people will buckle up if they know police are watching.
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Con artists are targetting local high school seniors and their parents for scams.
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The Better Business Bureau has logged several complaints.
It says companies like National Student Financial Aid sends out mailers, offering to help parents find money for college.
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((WE TELL PARENTS TO BE VERY WARY IF THEY'RE ASKING FOR MONEY. IF THEY WANT A CREDIT CARD NUMBER UP FRONT, IF THEY SAY YOU'VE WON A SCHOLARSHIP YOU'VE NEVER APPLIED FOR, IF THEY'RE MAKING SOME GUARANTEES THAT SEEM UNREASONABLE OR TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.))
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School guidance counselors and local libraries keep information on dozens of scholarships and financial aid packages -- and their help doesn't cost a dime.
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Some Smith Mountain Lake residents are fighting plans for a new condominium complex and restaurant.
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Ed Waters wants to build 96 condominium units and a restaurant next to his Bridgewater Plaza, at Halesford Bridge. Franklin County supervisors approved the project last year. But when two residents sued the county supervisors, a judge ruled the project was approved illegally. Waters has resubmitted his plans and the planning commission will consider them next Tuesday.
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Coming next on the Newscast, Patrick Evans is chipping in with a group that is helping people get fit by exercising their bodies as well as their wallets.
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CHIP- the Child Health Investment Partnership, is issuing a challenge to get fit AND raise money while doing it.

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Eighty people will be working out- They're raising money to help impoverished children gain access to necessary medical treatment, and Patrick Evans is at the official kick-off of the Fitness Challenge.
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Today on Health Check, a local health care system tries to reach out to people with special needs in rural areas.
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And then after sports, we'll tell you why the World Wrestling Federation is getting ready to kick off its own football league.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to improve health care for children with special needs.
Carilion Home Care Services is reaching to the far corners of Southwest Virginia to try to make sure no child goes untreated. Tonya Flory has more.
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(( [open nat sound of piano] [RUNS:04] Six year old Anthony Lawson was paralyzed in an accident when he was 10 months old. And although he doesn't have use of his arms and legs, his vocal cords are still strong.
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The future country western singer has 16 hour a day care from private duty nurses who travel to his home in Stuart.
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And to return the favor, Sehen says Anthony has promised when she gets old, he'll take care of her. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))


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A woman in Baltimore has beaten the odds so often-, she should consider playing the lottery.
And Crystal Cornick could probably use the money.
The 19-year old woman gave birth yesterday to her second set of triplets in less than two years.
She was not using fertility drugs. Cornick says when she told her fiance they were expecting triplets AGAIN, he told her to stop lying.
The new triplets are doing well and should be able to go home in a week or two.
The odds against having a second set of triplets are 50 million to one.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker.
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The Virginia football team finished 7 and 5 this past season and must replace 11 starters.
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George Welsh held a news conference today in Charlottesville to talk about the 22 players that signed with the Cavaliers during the national signing period yesterday.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will try to get back on the winning track tonight as they host A-10 East member St. Joseph's. Tech has dropped three straight game, and they will have to shoot well from the outside tonight to have a chance of getting back to the 500 mark on the season.
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Tipoff tonight at the Cassell is set for seven. We'll have highlights for you on News 7 at 11.
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Plus, we'll have highlights from the Bast Center this evening as Page Moir's Roanoke College Maroons host Bridgewater

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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 7517] And folks don't forget tonight at nine, Your Hometown Station is the place to be for ACC hoops once again. This evening traditionally rivals and backyard enemies North Carolina and Duke hook up at the Dean Dome, and you can watch it all tonight here on WDBJ-7. Much more of the day's sports is coming up on News 7 at Six. Hope to see you then. Take care everybody.
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The World Wrestling Federation is branching out into the legitimate sports world.
The W-W-F announced today it is forming a professional football league to kick off next winter after the Superbowl.

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The X-F-L will consist of eight teams in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington and Orlando.
Two more will be selected in the near future.
W-W-F chairman says the X-F-L would give sports fans something to watch during a normally slow time
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The league promises it will use helmet cameras and microphones on the coaches and in the locker rooms.
McMahon says it will have an emphasis on entertainment, but unlike wrestling, it will be 100 percent sports.
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It is not known if the players will be allowed to knock out the referee before using any illegal plays.
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