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Preparations are under way in Roanoke for a march, dedicated to slain civil rights leader Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is being honored in Virginia today - without having to share the limelight with two icons of the Old South. Governor Gilmore emancipated King Day from simultaneously honoring Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee last year.
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Meredyth Censullo is in downtown Roanoke where a tribute to King is getting underway.
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Also a memorial service honoring King will be held tonight at Saint Johns Episocopal Church in Roanoke - with the state President of the SCLC as featured speaker.

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Meanwhile, Doctor King's son spoke about his father's legacy this morning on C-B-S's "The Early Show".
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Martin Luther King, the third, says only parts of his father's dream have come true.
King says he believes African American voters were disenfranchised during the recent Presidential election.
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((MARTIN LUTHER KING, III/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PRESIDENT: BUT THE REALITY IS THAT IN 1965, MY FATHER AND OTHERS FOUGHT TO GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE, BUT DID NOT KNOW THAT IN 19, OR IN 2000, WE'D HAVE TO WORK TO GET THE VOTE COUNTED." ))
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King is calling for massive voter registration to make sure every vote is counted.


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In El Salvador, aftershocks from Saturday's massive earthquake are still rattling rescue crews and survivors.
Meanwhile, authorities have begun burying many of the reported 400 victims.
At least a thousand others remain missing.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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Officials don't know what brought down a small plane in Utah's Great Salt Lake, killing all nine people on board.
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The twin-engine plane was returning from a sky-diving trip in Nevada when it crashed yesterday evening.
Airport officials didn't know the plane had gone down until a relative of one of the passengers called.
All nine bodies have been recovered.
Authorities have not released the victims' names.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.
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[Missing-Juveniles]


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Two teenagers who escaped from the Natural Bridge Juvenile Detention Center are back in custody.
State Police say the escapees are two white males ages 15 and 16.
They apparently walked away from the detention center around 7:30 last night.
Both were being held at the facility on various charges ranging from breaking and entering to grand and petty larceny.
Authorities are not sure how the two made their get away.

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Former President Ronald Reagan faces a long road to recovery.
But his doctors say he's making good progress following Saturday's surgery to repair a broken hip.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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THE FORMER PRESIDENT WILL REMAIN IN ST. JOHN'S HEALTH CENTER FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO. ACCORDING TO HIS DOCTORS HE STARTED EATING SUNDAY AND IS TAKING VERY LITTLE PAIN MEDICATION CONSIDERING HIP REPAIR, MAKES FOR A MORE PAINFUL RECOVERY THAN HIP REPLACEMENT, WHICH REMOVES THE DAMAGED BONE. NATS
ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON BRAD PENENBERG EXPLAINS THAT IN HIP REPAIR A FIXATION DEVICE IS IMPLANTED IN THE HIP BONE AND ANCHORED INTO THE FEMUR WITH SCREWS.. IT'S DONE WHEN THE BREAK IS OUTSIDE THE HIP JOINT:

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of fracture, this is the treatment of choice.// It holds the bone while it's healing.
O.c. EXPERTS SAY 20 PERCENT OF PEOPLE OVER 75 YEARS OLD DIE AFTER BREAKING A HIP. THE REASON; IMMOBILITY, WHICH CAN LEAD TO BLOOD CLOTTING, INFECTION AND HEART AND LUNG PROBLEMS:

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transfer to a chair.
THAT WILL BE IT FOR 10 TO 14 DAYS..THEN MR. REAGAN, WHOSE DOCTOR SAID HIS BONE AND TISSUE ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, MIGHT BE ABLE TO BEGIN WALKING. BUT HIS FULL RECOVERY WILL TAKE MANY MONTHS. SH CBS NEWS LA.))

[Lockerbie]


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A three- judge panel will likely begin its deliberations this week for two Libyans on trial
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for bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The trial has dragged on in Holland for eight months.
Defense attorneys are in the final stages of their closing arguments.
But it's not clear whether prosecutors proved beyond reasonable doubt that the two actually placed the bomb aboard the plane.
The defense, meanwhile, is trying to shift the blame away from the Libyans and toward a group of Palestinians.
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Legislation that would make it illegal for passengers in a vehicle to possess an open container of alcohol is before the Virginia Senate.
Legislators are expected to vote on it this week. Drinking alcohol while driving is already a misdemeanor. But legislation proposed by Senator Thomas Norment would make possession of an open container of booze by passengers in a car or truck a TRAFFIC offense. Opponents, meanwhile, say adults should be able to enjoy a drink, as long as they have a designated driver.


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A local group that helped make the bridge linking the town of Eagle Rock with Route 220 possible may disband.
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Members of the Eagle Rock Improvement Association say there has been a lack of interest in the group since it formed three years ago. Whatever happens, members says they're happy they fought to replace the bridge, because the movement led to a beautification drive for the area. The group will meet Thursday to decide if it will disband.
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An accident in Salem sent three people to the hospital.
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It happened at the intersection of Lynchburg Turnpike and Hemlock yesterday. Police say the teenage driver of a black Ford failed to yield the right of way to an Oldsmobile. The driver of the Ford and another juvenile passenger, as well as a woman in the Oldsmobile were taken to the hospital .. Police say their injuries are NOT life-threatening. So far, no charges have been filed.
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Palestinian negotiators say the Israelis are wasting time in the Mideast peace process.
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Israeli security forces postponed today's talks and re- imposed the closure of the Gaza Strip.
That, after a Jewish settler was found murdered.
Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak denounced the murder as a blow to his country and relations with the Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Palestinian officials say they were later told by Israel that the negotiation session will take place tomorrow.
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[Inaugural]


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The Presidency changes hands Saturday when George W. Bush takes the oath of office. Some people from the Roanoke Valley will be in Washington to witness the inauguration. Kate Weidaw has more.
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((George W. Bush is just days away from becoming the 43rd President of the United States. And newly-elected Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith is days away from attending his first Presidential inauguration.

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((RALPH SMITH: I EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE A CROSS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND I THINK WHEN WE GET TO THE INAUGURAL BALL SATURDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE MORE PARTISAN.))
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But this years' inauguration is expected to draw plenty opposition. The largest number of protesters since Richard Nixon's 1973 inauguration are planning to be at the nations capital. But the Chairman of Roanoke County's Republican Party says that will just make things more exciting.

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((ED LYNCH/ROANOKE CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THIS NOT ONLY THROUGH A VERY LONG CAMPAIGN BUT THEN THROUGH ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE VICTORY IN FLORIDA.))
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Ed Lynch predicts Bush will pleasantly surprise the American people when he takes office, despite the fact that debates over this years' election process continue.

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((ED LYNCH: I THINK BUSH IS LIKELY TO DO A LOT BETTER THEN MANY PEOPLE WOULD THINK IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN TEXAS HE HAD AN EQUALLY DIVIDED SENATE HE HAD A CLOSELY DIVIDED HOUSE, IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE EXCELS.))
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And when Bush takes the podium on Saturday his speech is expected to "set a healing tone to call on the best of the country.'' Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



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In financial news this afternoon--
Tokyo stocks are on the rise today.
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Buying is centered primarily on exports, with the Yen's declining value against the U-S dollar.
The weaker Yen makes Japanese exports less expensive abroad and more competitive in the world market.
Japan's economy is still struggling, however to recover from its worst slowdown since World War Two. (------------) On the stock market, the Nikkei index started higher, despite Friday's decline on Wall Street.