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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, two children are killed and more are injured when a train hits a school bus in Georgia.
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and authorities warn local motorists to use caution as another person is stopped by an imposter cop. [Weather-Head]
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It's going to be an interesting night weather wise. High winds, cold temperatures, and maybe even light snow in The mountains. Details coming up.

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In Medical News, new research shows some chemotherapies are hurting patients' memories,
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and in sports, a couple of NASCAR drivers are shifting gears and changing seats. Steve Mason will tell us who is going where.
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((THE BUS WAS TORE COMPLETELY OFF ITS FRAME. IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS HIT INSIDE AND THE CENTER OF THE BUS. THERE WERE CHILDREN AT DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON THE GROUND AND INSIDE THE BUS.))
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Neighbors describe the horrifying scene in Georgia- a train slams into a school bus-
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The collision happened on the way to school this morning- a school bus was on the tracks just as a train headed for the crossing.
The train's engineers tried to stop, but it was too late- Two children are dead, five others are hurt.
Jennifer Jones has more-
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(( The bus driver had just begun what was her routine, early morning route, but this time with the usual seven kids on board, a freight train derailed the tracks, slamming the school bus, ripping it apart, killing 2 of the children, seriously injuring five others. Ken Uselton, Tenn. State Trooper "He says he approacehed crossing, blew whistle, saw bus, blew whistle, put train into emergency stop, unable to stop before striking the bus."
The railroad crossing is about 30 miles east of Chattanooga on the border between Tennessee and Georgia. The Murray County Georgia schoolbus had turned around about 100 feet into Tennessee when it was caught by the southbound CSX. The impact of the crash separated the cab from the rest of the bas as the locomotive plowed the wreckage down the tracks from Tennessee into neighboring Georgia. John Watson, Neighbor, first on scene "Torn off it's frame, hit in center, kids in different postions on ground and inside the bus.: There were signs at the crossing, but no lights and no gates. Officials say pine trees are alongside the curbed train tracks, just before the crossing, making it difficult for the train's crew to get a clear view of the area. Jennifer Jones, CBS News))

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Prices on world oil markets have fallen today- but that doesn't necessarily mean lower gas prices.
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OPEC is still meeting but the nations have not quite reached agreement.
A reported deal would boost oil production by more than one and a half million barrels a day-
While some nations agree to it, Iran is against that plan- and wants production increased by only one point two million barrels a day-
Meanwhile the United States wants the increase to be two million barrels a day.
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((AND THEREFORE BY DEFINITION TO ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE SEVERE BURDENS THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE FELT, PARTICULARLY TRUCKERS AND PEOPLE WHO COMMUTE LONG DISTANCES.))
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The OPEC meeting is going on in Vienna, Austria.
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Central Virginia authorities are still looking for a man who may be posing as a police officer and pulling vehicles over.
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The latest report came Sunday night when a man says he was pulled over near the intersection of Routes 29 and 24 in Campbell County.
He told police a white male, driving a white, unmarked car asked for his license and registration.
A similar incident was reported last week in Nelson County.
Authorities caution motorists that it's not likely a plain clothes officer would make a traffic stop.
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((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: IT'S EXTREMELY RARE. NOW, IF IT'S A LIFE- THREATENING SITUATION SUCH AS A DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CASE OR A FELONY SUSPECT, THAT COULD HAPPEN, BUT JUST FOR A ROUTINE MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION THAT WOULD BE VERY UNUSUAL FOR AN UNMARKED CAR AND A PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICER TO BE MAKING THAT TYPE STOP.))
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Gregory says motorists have the right to ask an officer to produce proper identification when they're stopped.
If they still feel uncomfortable, they should drive slowly to a well-lit, public place.
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More jobs are coming to Martinsville. After this break, we'll tell you who is hiring,
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and there's more evidence the government's patience is running thin with the American family of Elian Gonzalez.
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More meetings and more maneuvering in Miami today. Relatives of Elian Gonzalez met with government officials today to discuss the little boy's status. Lee Cowan reports.
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"I don't know what I'm not sure."
NARR: Justice department officials told the family Elian's temporary permission to stay in the U.S. would end at 9 a.m. Thursday, despite a pending appeal. It is not the way the Justice Department wanted this to end, but the family, officials say, gave them no other choice.

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NARR: In a letter delivered Friday, Attorney General Janet Reno agreed to allow the family to appeal the decision to send Elian back home, but only if they also agreed to turn the boy over to the INS if they lost that appeal.

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NARR: Elian's attorneys, backed by anti-Castro demonstrators, say that's unreasonable. Not only, they charge, does it write the government a blank check, it also denies the family their constitutional right to push the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

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"At most run it's course."
COWAN ON-CAM: "The Justice Department would like another meeting with Elian's great-uncle tomorrow to discuss Elian's transfer into government hands. A delicate maneuver both sides agree will not be easy on anyone, least of all a 6-year-old boy. Lee Cowan, CBSN, Washington."))

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More jobs are available in Martinsville as a company announces it is expanding.
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This morning, the Stanley Furniture Company officially opened a new plant to make furniture for home offices. The company's president says he hopes to add up to 350 people.
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((ALBERT PRILLMAN/CEO: THIS IS A FULL EXPANSION FOR US WE WERE IN ANOTHER PLANT BUT IT WAS NOT EQUIPPED SO WE CAME HERE. THIS IS ONLY FOR HOME OFFICE BUSINESS.))
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THIS COMMUNITY LOST 3300 JOBS IN 12 WEEKS. THIS IS THE FIRST STOP IN REPLACING THOSE JOBS.))
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Although the formal announcement came today, the company has been in full production since February. The first batch of office furniture goes out this month.
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A Smith Mountain Lake agency has now received 80-thousand-dollars in grant money. That's enough to research building a retirement home and 24-hour medical center at the lake.
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Most Smith Mountain Lake residents are elderly. But right now there's no retirement home for them here.
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((WE'VE KNOWN QUITE A FEW WHO'VE LEFT ... AVAILABLE.))
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Realtors say a retirement home would do more than stem the tide of people leaving the lake.
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((I THINK IT WOULD BE A PLUS TO HAVE ONE HERE. IT WOULD DRAW A LOT MORE BUSINESS.))
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Even if research supports a retirement home or 24-hour medical center, officials say it'll still be three or four years before doors open.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Andrew Freiden will have our detailed weather forecast,
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and then a little later, we'll see a little cat who used up one of her lives after she was snatched by a bald eagle.
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Today in sports, the Silly Season gets an early start in NASCAR. Steve Mason will have news of some shifting drivers.
Then on Health check, there's evidence that some cancer treatments could hurt patients' mental capicities,
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and actor Christopher Reeve tells researchers they have to do more to educate the public about the benefits of controversial research.
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New research indicates ordinary doses of chemotherapy may permanently dull people's intellectual powers.
It found patients appear to be about twice as likely as other cancer patients to score poorly on various intelligence tests.
The study says the deficits continued for an average of ten years after their treatment.
Doctors say the findings suggest aggressive chemotherapy may be unwise in some people with early-stage cancer.
But they say aggressive chemo may be still a good choice if the drugs substantially improve chances of survival.



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In the several years since he was paralyzed in a riding accident, actor Christopher Reeve has become one of the nation's best known spokesmen for medical research.
Last night Reeve supported controversial biotechnology research that could offer hope for parapalegics everywhere. Beth Germano has more.
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((THE APPEARANCE BY CHRISTOPHER REEVE PUT A COMPELLING FACE ON THE RAGING BIOTECHNOLOGY DEBATE. HIS WORDS WERE OF HOPE FOR RESEARCHERS.

SOT: We have to make people aware that the solutions are here, they can

happen.
REEVE IS PARALYZED FROM THE RIB CAGE DOWN WITH A SEVERED SPINAL CHORD. HE ISSUED A CHALLENGE TO THE CONFERENCE TO PURSUE ADVANCES THAT MIGHT ALLOW EVEN HIM TO WALK AGAIN. IT'S RESEARCH THESE REMARKABLE PICTURES SHOW HE'S BEEN INVOLVED IN.

SOT: ...so now there's real urgency, and there's a mission that's as

clear as a mission to the moon.
REEVE DID WALK AGAIN, IN THIS COMPUTER ENGINEERED AD, MEANT TO PROMOTE SPINAL CHORD RESEARCH, BUT IT GENERATED CONTROVERSYL. STILL, MANY HERE SHARE HIS OPTIMISM.

Ron Lindsay SOT: ...tremendously exciting reserch happening ..not dream

possible twenty or five years ago...walking might be extgreme, but getting movements in parts of his limbs...yes.
ON THE STREETS, PROTESTORS HAVE RAILED AGANST GENETIC ENGINEERING THEY CALL RISKY, BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES THEY HCLAIM OPERATE IN SECRECY.

SOT: ...this is central point for them to understand helping treating

people like christopher reeve what this industry is about.
MINDFUL OF THE CONTROVERSY, REEVE IS URGING RESEARCHERS TO SHARE THEIR WORK, AND EDUCATE.

SOT: ...tell them what you're doing and why...it gives hope and also

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A new program is preparing Roanoke Valley children for kindergarten.
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Success by 6 fills the gap for families who earn too much for Head Start -- but still can't afford quality child care.
The Bank of America Foundation gave the United Way a big check this afternoon for 100-thousand dollars. The grant will be used for early childhood development in all 188 child care centers in the Valley.
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((JOHN ANSTEY/UNITED WAY OF ROANOKE VALLEY: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS PROVIDING BOTH ASSOCIATED AND BACHELORS DEGREES FOR PEOPLE LIKE TANYA AND MICHELLE WHO ARE HERE WITH NORTHWEST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THEM TO PURSUE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT DEGREES.))
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Tanya Homes has been teaching five year olds at Northwest Child Development Center for about six months. She already has a bachelors degree, but says she may take advantage of the program by enrolling in some extra classes.


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((JOHN ANSTEY/UNITED WAY OF ROANOKE VALLEY: YOU LEARN WHAT TO EXPECT OUT OF A KINDERGARTNER, HOW TO HELP THEM PREPARE FOR SCHOOL NOW, JUST DIFFERENT THINGS I NEED TO DO TO GET THEM READY.))
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The funding will also establish four parenting resource centers in public libraries.


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It's time now for our website of the day and this afternoon Patrick has one for the children.
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((We have a cool website today for the kids. In fact, it's so cool it's frozen. The people that bring you Popsicles have developed a fun page.
Over in their weird and wacky zone, you can make some interesting looking animals...I don't think even Dr. Doolittle could talk to this animal.
They also give you some detailed plans on how to make a sailboat, space ship or a fan out of Popsicle sticks...though I wonder if they don't have ulterior motives on that one. After all someone has to buy and eat the posicles to get the sticks....
Finally try making the virtual sundae. Pile up your favorite ingredients and enjoy. It even brags that you can eat all you want because it only has virtual calories. I hate to point this out, but it also has virtual taste...
Still if you want to chill along with the cool people at Good Humor, you can find a link at our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to your two minute ticker.
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A busy day at Martinsville Speedway as four Winston Cup rookies and Johnny Benson invaded the half mile track for testing today.
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Dewalt Power Tools driver Matt Kenseth was on hand. He leads the rookie points race and is 18th in the overall cup standings.
Dale Earnhardt Junior and the red number eight Budweiser Chevy tried to get a better feel for Martinsville as well.

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Lycos .com Pontiac driver Johnny Benson also tested at Martinsville. Benson is coming off a career high second place finish at Bristol. Despite missing one of the first six races, Benson is 16th in Cup points.
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Rick Mast is recovering from two broken ribs and a bruised spleen that he suffered at Bristol over the weekend. He will race at Texas this weekend, only in another car.
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Sources say Mast is switching from the Larry Hedrick number 41 Big Daddy Chevrolet to the A.J. Foyt number 14 Conseco Pontiac for the remainder of this season. Mast will be the third different driver in the Conseco Pontiac in seven races this season. Mast is currently 37th in Winston Cup points.
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The Salem Avalanche will open the 2-thousand Carolina League Season with a new General Manager.
Joe Preseren will replace Dave Oester in the front office. Preseren was general manager of the Salem Redbirds back in the 80's.
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Preseren said the club will continue to promote the team as good family entertainment.
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((JOE PRESEREN/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: REALLY WHAT WE SELL IS LOW COST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT IN A BEAUTIFUL ATMOSPHERE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL STADIUM AND THAT'S OUT BEST PROMOTION AND THATS GOING TO BE THERE FOR US BUT WE SURROUND THE GAME ITSELF WITH A LOT OF OTHER FUN THINGS.))
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According to Preseren the Rockies have committed some of their top prospects to Salem. More on that coming up at six. Have a great day everybody.

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Birds and cats have never been on the best terms. Usually it is the birds that have to watch their backs. That w
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Katie almost lost her life when she was snatched by a bald eagle.
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