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Today on News 7, nine people are injured when a car plows through a local restaurant. We'll have the details.
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Also George W. Bush's choice for Attorney General has another rough day in his Senate confirmation hearing.
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Winter weather advisories will go in effect for Thursday morning. We'll explain why in our forecast segment this evening.

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In other news, some California residents are in the dark as that state's power problems get worse,
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and in medical news, owners of a local hospital promise improved patient service after they agree to a unique power sharing agreement.
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Nine people are injured after a car crashes into a Lynchburg restaurant.. There's no question it could have been much worse.
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It happened at lunchtime- Police say a Lynchburg man's foot may have slipped- The man hit the accelerator and crashed his car into the crowded restaurant.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( It happened around 11:40 at the Golden Corral on Wards Road in Lynchburg.
Two cars were headed for the same handicapped parking spot when one pulled in and just kept on going.
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((MARY ZIMMERMAN/EYEWITNESS: I JUST THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GOING ON BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE A BLINKER ON AND HE WASN'T SLOWING DOWN. SO I THOUGHT 'WELL, WHEN HE GOES BY I'LL PULL IN', THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE JUST TURNED, HE SPED UP AND WENT RIGHT THROUGH.))
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83- year- old Clayton Beasley's Cadillac smashed through the wall and into the restaurant, scattering tables, chairs and customers.
Bessie Phelps had gone to the restroom only seconds before.. the car landed directly on the table where she'd been sitting.
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((BESSIE PHELPS/RESTAURANT CUSTOMER: I HEARD A BIG NOISE BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY. BUT I CAME BACK AND SAID 'OH MY GOSH, I WAS JUST SITTING AT THAT TABLE AND THE CAR WENT OVER TOP OF IT'.))
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All told, nine people were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to a broken bone leg.. none appeared life-threatening.
Restaurant officials say about a hundred people were inside at the time.. had the accident occurred about twenty minutes later, at the height of the lunch crowd rush.. the situation might have been much different.
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((PHELPS: I JUST THANK GOD, IT JUST SEEMED LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT SAID 'GET UP AND MOVE', OR I'D HAVE BEEN DEAD.))
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Beasley will be charged with reckless driving.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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Talk about lucky escapes- California legislators made it out ok- after a tractor trailer plowed into the state capitol building- right in the middle of a state assembly meeting.
And it looks like this was no accident.
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Sacramento police say the truck was going 70 miles an hour down city streets- with it's horn blowing before it smashed into the capital buidling- and burst into flames.
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((ALL INDICATIONS ARE IT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT. YOU DON'T DRIVE A TRUCK AT THAT SPEED INTO A BUILDING ACCIDENTALLY.))
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The truck driver died in the crash- Police say he did have a history of criminal and mental health problems.
The truck crashed into the building just as a sesssion of the State Assembly was ending. Lawmakers raced out of the building- they were not harmed.
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Electricity- or lack of it- is the problem for many other Californians- they'll be without it for awhile today.
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Regulators have ordered rolling blackouts for the first time in the state's long power crisis.
They're blaming utility credit problems and a tight national power supply.
The scattered outages are expected to affect about 500-thousand customers for up to 90 minutes at a time.
A state official say's they've come to the "end of the road" when it comes to power resources.
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Smooth sailing for Colin Powell so far in confirmation hearings for Defense Secretary.
But that's not the case for John Ashcroft- The controversial Attorney General nominee did say today that he would NOT challenge Roe V. Wade.
Stephen Clarke with more from Washington.
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(( Sen. Barbara Boxer/D-California: Senator Ashcroft, I must tell you I am deeply troubled by what I heard yesterday. Bush's nominee for Attorney General was grilled on everything from the Microsoft case to civil rights to abortion. Ashcroft sought to reassure Democrats that he won't challenge Roe vs. Wade. John Ashcroft/Attorney General Nominee: "The Supreme Court has signaled very clearly it doesn't want to deal with that issue again.'' And he's still on the defensive over his opposition to the appointment of a black judge to the Federal Court. The judge, Ronnie White, testifies Thursday. If the Ashcroft hearing seemed like an Inquisition, Colin's Powell's hearing was more like a coronation. The Secretary of State-designate said the Bush administration will have an activist foreign policy: Christie Todd Whitman, the nominee for EPA Administrator, promised "a new era of cooperation" on the environment. Treasury Secretary-designate Paul O'Neill made the case for Bush's tax cut, and HUD nominee Mel Martinez promised to help more low-income Americans own homes. STEPHEN CLARKE/CBS NEWS: All of these nominees are expected to be confirmed. Including John Ashcroft, who despite tough questioning, is believed to have enough votes to be named the next Attorney General.))
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If you're like most Virginians.. you care about the car tax cut. Coming up on the newscast- find out what the Govenor is saying about it now-. [Closed captioning]

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Could better health care be coming to Bedford? Carilion Health System hopes so. It has a plan to partner with Centra Health to do just that.
Centra and Carilion today announced plans to form a 50-50 partnership in the ownership and operation of Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on what this will mean for patients.
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Jean, Carilion and Centra believe the partnership is the best way to meet the growing health care needs of the Bedford community.
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The health systems' say by working together they'll we be able to use their resources more effectively and efficiently.
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((EDWARD G. MURPHY/CEO CARILION: BOTH CENTRA AND CARILION SHARE A COMMON MISSION AND VISION AND ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING CARE MORE AVAILABLE AND MORE ACCESIBLE HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY. )) [RUNS10]
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((A name change for Carilion Bedford Memorial will most likely in be one the first signs of the new agreement between Centra and Carilion.
But long term-- both health care organizations hope it will mean they will be able to better serve the community -- and provide services that we're not available before.
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((WE'LL BE ANALYZING WHETHER IT'S POSSIBLE TO BRING NEW SPECIALTIES AND NEW PHYSICIANS TO THE COMMUNITY. WE'LL BE LOOKING AT THE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY AND WHAT FURTHER UPGRADES MIGHT BE IN ORDER)) [RUNS13]
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Bedford Memorial will be governed by a 18-member board of directors --which will include representation from Carilion, Centra, and the community.
The hospital's administrator says there are areas were services could be expanded.
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The partnership will be finalized withing next four months.
Carilion runs 11 hospital in the region. Centra Health which is head quartered in Lynchburg operates two hospitals.
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Jean, Carilion and Centra will both be contributing 1-point-5 five million dollars to the hospital as part of this new partnership.

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"Let's all calm down."
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Those words from Governor Jim Gilmore today, in the wake of yesterday's news that state revenues have grown only two-tenths of one percent in the first six months of the fiscal year.
The Governor stopped short of saying he would veto any budget that did NOT continue on schedule with the car tax phase-out.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOBODY HAS A CRYSTAL BALL TO SAY THAT CATASTROPHE IS AROUND THE CORNER... SEE WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO REPORT.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THIS IS A GOVERNOR WHO TOLD US WE WOULDN'T... TALKING ABOUT CLOSING CATAWBA HOSPITAL.))
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The pressure is on lawmakers to find budget compromises.
The Governor can veto any budget he doesn't like... because the car tax cut is already funded in the existing budget.

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The Roanoke Symphony will be full of star crossed lovers this weekend. Jacey Birch is standing by to explain.
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Drama joins music this weekend as the Roanoke Symphony puts on a unique performance.
It's called Star Crossed Lovers- where famous couples of the stage and novels are brought back to life-
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Jacey Birch is with the sympony conductor- Jacey ... we would love to hear a sample.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us why some of the best high school basketball players in the nation are coming to the Valley,
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[VO] and we'll tell fans of Tiki Barber where they can follow the Giant's running back as he prepares for the biggest game of his life.
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Pro golfer Casey Martin says his career rests in the hands of the United States Supreme Court
Because of a medical condition, Martin has to use a golf cart during competition. The P-G-A says that's unfair.

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TRACK: LAWYERS FOR BOTH THE P-G-A TOUR AND PRO GOLFER, CASEY MARTIN, TEED UP ARGUMENTS BEFORE THE U-S SUPREME COURT. THE P-G-A IS APPEALING TWO LOWER COURT DECISIONS ALLOWING MARTIN TO USE A GOLF CART ON TOUR SAYING IT GIVES HIM AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. MARTIN SAYS, UNDER A FEDERAL DISABILITIES LAW, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO RIDE.

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TRACK: BUT THE P-G-A SAYS THAT ALL COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY BY THE SAME RULES. GOLFERS CAN SOMETIMES WALK 25-MILES DURING A TOURNAMENT. THE P-G-A SAYS (graphic: fullscreen) THAT FATIGUE MAY, AND FREQUENTLY DOES, AFFECT GOLFERS' CONCENTRATION ... AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE. MARTIN SAYS HE ONLY WANTS A FAIR SHOT HES NOT TRYING TO CHANGE THE RULES.

SOT: (Martin) I understand that a lot of people in the golfing community

are not for me, and thats tough because, shoot, I dont think Im ruining the game or getting an advantage, but you just go to perservere through that and not let that bother me.

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STANDUP: MARTINS THREE-YEAR BATTLE HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT PAR FOR THE COURSE WITH A NUMBER OF DISABLED GROUPS BACKING HIM AND JUST AS MANY SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS OPPOSING HIM. IT MAY BE JULY BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT MAKES A DECISION. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

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Good evening folks. It's Wednesday and that means tonight's two minute ticker arrives in the form of Hometown Hoops Weekly
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This weekend area basketball fans are in for a real treat as the Suntrust Classic takes over the Salem Civic Center with four straight games of outstanding high school basketball action. Over the years, the name of this event has changed, but the level of play has consistently remained high.
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((The action begin Saturday afternoon at three as Lord Botetourt and William Fleming tip off the 8 team festival. Salem will take the floor next against the high flying Mt. Zion a team that put on show last year. The two night games will feature powerful Dudley high school from the Carolina Triad battling PH, right before the clash of unbeatens - 14 and Cave Spring takes on the number one team in the entire nation - Oak Hill Academy from Mouth of Wilson. ((WOODY DEANS/SUNTRUST TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:)) Perhaps no team is more excited and at the same time apprehensive than Cave Spring. The Knights were overwhelmed by Oak Hill in last year's classic, and hanging with the Warriors this time around will again be a very tall task - both figuratively and literally.)) ((J.J. REDICK/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR:)) ((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
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Tickets for the SunTrust Classic are just five dollars in advance and six bucks at the door for all four games. Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six - a look at the Dodge test in Daytona and words from some of the top drivers of the new Intrepid. Jean will be right back to close out News 7 at 5 in just a moment.

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Roanoke County has cancelled final exams for area high schools.
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Students will be taking the Standards of Learning tests during exam time. The school board hopes this will give students and teachers more time to focus on the S-O-Ls.
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((TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS BELIEVE THEY ARE REALLY PUSHED AND THEY DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THIS. SO THIS WILL ALLOW THEM THE ADDITIONAL TIME AND THIS IS A COMMENT THAT WE HEAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN. MAY WE HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THE SOL TEST))
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After S-O-Ls, students will take shorter, 9-week exams in place of finals.
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The change gives teachers three more weeks of instruction to better prepare the students for S-O-Ls. The school boar

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The Justice Department has a word of warning for those people who are planning to head to Tampa to attend the Super Bowl.
The department says you should pay close attention to ads from travel agents and tour operators. If they don't specifically say that a ticket to the game is included in a Super Bowl package, you may not be getting one, so be sure to ask.
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One thing for sure...Roanoke will be represented in the big game. Tiki Barber will be starting for the New York Giants.
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With over a thousand yards rushing, it has been an outstanding season for the Cave Spring and U-V-A graduate. After helping the Giant's destroy the Vikings, Barber is preparing for the big game at the end of the month.
If you would like to follow along with what has to be exciting days ahead, then head to our website of the day.
Tiki is keeping an online journal on the Super Bowl's official website.
In the current addition he talks about how his injured arm is healing, his family and the excitement of beating the Vikings.
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