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Today on News 7, workers with two large companies in our area could be facing layoffs.
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and could civilians on board a naval submarine have played a part in this weekend's fatal accident? We'll have the latest.
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Another high profile celebrity relationship has ended. We'll have the details.
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and a Roanoke woman is forced from her home after 150 gallons of heating oil are accidentially poured into her basement.
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Navy officials now say civilains who were aboard a U-S submarine- may have distracted the crew- the sub rose from the water sinking a Japanese fishing vessel.

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While we now know that civilians were on board the U-S-S Greenville, the question remains: Did they play any part in Friday's accident?
A defense officials says one civilian was at the helm where the vertical movement and direction of the sub are controlled.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
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(( THE U-S NAVY IS ON THE HOT SEAT AFTER ADMITTING TWO CIVILIANS WERE SITTING AT THE CONTROLS OF THE U-S-S GREENEVILLE WHEN THAT SUB COLLIDED WITH A JAPANESE FISHING VESSEL. NAVY OFFICIALS SAY THE CIVILIANS COULD HAVE BEEN A DISTRACTION, BUT THEY INSIST THEY DID NOT CAUSE THE ACCIDENT.
Sot: Capt. Tom Kile/Dep. Chief of Staff, Submarine Force Pacific They were under the direct control of a qualified, military submarine person, so that person, that military person could take control of any action that was initiated by the civilian person.
THE CIVILIAN GUESTS... SEEN ON THIS SUPPORT VESSEL.. TOOK PART IN AN ORIENTATION CRUISE ABOARD THE GREENEVILLE. AND WHILE RETIRED VICE ADMIRAL JOHN SHANAHAN SAYS ITS NOT UNUSUAL FOR CIVILIANS TO RIDE ON NAVY VESSELS...HE ALSO KNOWS THEIR PARTICIPATION SHOULD BE LIMITED.
VICE ADMIRAL JOHN SHANAHAN/U.S. NAVY If you are running hot, straight and normal, you could let one of the civilian guests sit behind the wheel or handle the helm or the speed control, is a good idea. but not when you are entering port, departing port or exercising a training exercise.

THE LOS ANGELES CLASS SUB WAS PRACTICING AN EMERGENCY SURFACING OPERATION NEAR HAWAII LAST FRIDAY WHEN IT HIT THE FISHING BOAT. NINE JAPANESE ARE STILL MISSING. THE GREENEVILLE'S CAPTAIN HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS COMMAND PENDING THE INVESTIGATION.

SOT: REAR ADMIRAL EUGENE CARROLL/U.S. CARROLL (RETIRED)

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE AREA ABOVE THE SUBMARINE HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY SURVEILED TO MAKE CERTAIN THERE WAS NO CONTACT UP THERE. THAT IS THE FIRST AND FOREMOST RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CAPTAIN.
NAVY OFFICIALS SAY THIR INVESTIGATION COULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE CAPTAIN OR OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS CREW. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS ALSO CONDUCTING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION. GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS.))

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The investigation is on into Bill Clinton's pardon of financial Marc Rich.
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Rich moved to Switzerland just before he was indicted in New York on federal charges in 1983.
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U-S Pardon attorney Roger Adams says the Clinton White House merely told him Rich was abroad.
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((SEN. ARLEN SPECTER/R- PA: YOU TESTIFED WHEN YOU TALKED TO THE WHITE HOUSE...THE DIDN'T TELL YOU HE WAS A FUGITIVE? ROGER ADAMS/U.S. PARDON ATTORNEY: THE WORD FUGITIVE DID NOT COME TO MY MIND RIGHT THEN. THE FACT THAT PHRASE LIVING ABROAD CAUGHT MY MIND.. SO I CHECKED THE FBI FOR RECORDS AND CRIMINAL HISTORY.))
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While many senators expressed concern over the Rich pardon- many cautioned against tampering with the President's constitutional authority to grant pardons.
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An accident is blocking the southbound lanes of Route 220 in Roanoke County.
It's near the intersection of Back Creek Road, and has traffic backed up through much of the Clearbrook area.
Several cars were involved, and there are some injuries. But we don't know how serious they are.

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The Goodyear Tire Plant in Danville is laying off nearly two-hundred workers.
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The company plans to cut down production in its "truck tire line."
The demand for tractor trailer tires has slowed down the last several months.
That's forcing Goodyear to lay off between 150 and 175 workers within the next week.
The company hopes the layoffs will be temporary.
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Goodyear also announced today the elimination of 72-hundred jobs globally.
THAT decision will not affect the Danville plant.

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Norfolk Southern's Chief financial officer confirmed today that layoffs are in store for the railroad.
In an Internet conference call, Henry Wolf acknowledged for the first time that N-S is collaborating with an independent consulting team to cut operating expenses.
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((HENRY WOLF: THE TEAMS HAVE ALREADY IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO SECURE IMPROVEMENTS IN PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY.))
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The team is working with other N-S employees to examine the company's weaknesses.
Wolf says the company is considering consolidation, partnerships with other businesses, and the sale of several facilities.
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A Roanoke woman and her disabled son have been forced from their home after 150 gallons of heating oil spilled in their basement.
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Family and friends have been working to salvage Virginia Bradley's belongings, but three weeks after the incident- her home on Shull road still smells like oil.
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((STUFF THAT COMES OUT SMELLS REAL BAD, SO I MIGHT END UP WITH NOTHING. I DON'T KNOW, BUT THANK THE LORD THE FURNACE DIDN'T CATCH FIRE THAT NIGHT.))
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The man delivering the oil used the intake pipe for a tank that had been removed... Family members say they asked the company to fill the NEW tank in the back yard.
Officials with A. Byron Smith Oil Company were unavailable for comment this afternoon.
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Lawmakers call the television networks to Capitol Hill. They want an explanation for what went wrong on election night. We'll have that story after this break,
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[VO] and it could be a lonely Valentine's Day for Jennifer Lopez and Puffy Combs as they announce they're calling it quits.


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Capitol Hill took network television executives to task today over the mis-calls in Florida in the Presidential race. Now the networks are promising to mend their ways.
Stephen Clark has more from Washington.
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(((NAT SOTS, ELECTION NIGHT)

13:13:29 Rather: Florida goes for Al Gore (02) 13:06:20 Jennings: Florida goes to Mr. Bush (02) 13:05:57 Brokaw: That would be something if the networks managed to blow it twice in one night )
ELECTION NIGHT WASNT THE NETWORKS FINEST HOUR. AFTER BLOWN CALLS AND PREMATURE PREDICTIONS CONGRESS BROUGHT ALL OF THE NETWORK HEADS TO CAPITOL HILL TO READ THEM THE RIOT ACT.

(SOT: Rep. Cliff Stearns/(R-Florida)

They are supposed to cover and report the news, not create it.)

(SOT: Rep. Fred Upton/(R-Michigan)

America was embarrassed by that see-saw night.)
SOME CONGRESS MEMBERS HAVE BACKED OFF EARLIER SUGGESTI0NS THAT POLITICAL BIAS LED TO THE BAD CALLS:

(SOT: Rep. Ed Markey/(D-Massachusetts) The only bias in common

for all networks was the desire to be first.)
BUT THERE WAS PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND:

(SOT: Rep. Joseph Pitts/R-Pennsylvania:

By any measure, what happened that night in November was a reporting disaster.
THE DISASTER, BY ALMOST ALL ACCOUNTS, WAS CAUSED BY BAD DATA FROM v-n-s-, THE VOTER NEWS SERVICE, A CONSORTIUM FORMED BY THE NETWORKS TO SUPPLY EXIT POLLS. EACH NETWORK HAS ALREADY DONE ITS OWN INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT WENT WRONG, AND HOW TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. AND EACH NETWORK HAS divised similar plans. WHICH INCLUDE NOT CALLING EXTREMELY CLOSE RACES.. NOT PROJECTING WINNERS IN A STATE UNTIL ALL ITS POLLS ARE CLOSED... AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECKING V-N-S DATA.

SOT: James Risser/CNN Election Report Author: 13:50:58 CNN, and I would

hope others, should simply take more time to get it right.
standup close. THE NETWORKS AND MANY OF THE LAWMAKERS SEEM TO AGREE ON ONE SOLUTION ESTABLISH A NATIONWIDE VOTING SCHEDULE...ALL POLLS CLOSE AT THE SAME TIME. CONGRESS HAS TALKED ABOUT IT FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, MAYBE THE ELECTION OF 2000 WILL FINALLY CONVINCE THEM TO DO IT. IN WASHINGTON SC FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Police in the Netherlands have arrested the man they think is responsible for yesterday's computer e-mail virus.
The so-called Anna Kournikova bug clogged e-mail systems from the United States to Australia, but did no permanent damage.
The email virus promised pictures of the popular tennis star.
The suspect- who's 20 says he wasn't aware of what the virus would do.
He turned himself into authorities this morning and was released on his own recognizance.

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The Pledge of Allegiance bill is dead in Richmond... and the senator who wrote it is calling those who tried to change it "liberal pinkos."
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The Senate had already signed off on Warren Barry's bill that would mandate the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools.
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But the bi-partisan House Education Committee had a problem with the bill mandating students be suspended if they objected without written permission.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: I FULLY SUPPORT THE FOSTERING OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN OUR SCHOOLS. BUT I BELIEVE THIS BILL STARTS TO GO OVER THE CLIFF IN MOVING FROM FOSTER TO FORCE.))17
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((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: I AGREE THAT THE PLEDGE SHOULD BE SAID. BUT I BELIEVE IT HAS TO HAVE SOME BOUNDARIES FOR IT, FOR WHAT WE ACTUALLY FOUGHT FOR.))08
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The change to make suspension a local option was too much for Senator Barry to handle.
He gave up on the bill and stormed out of the committee -- calling its members "pinkos" in the hall.
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The committee took NO action on Barry's bill after he left-- in case he'd like to come back before the committee and try again on Friday.


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Coming up next we're going to the chapel as Jacey Birch shows us some people who are committed to celebrating Valentine's Day.
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In between the flowers, candy, and card giving of this romantic holiday, there are others taking the ultimate plunge... into matrimony.
Jacey Birch stopped by Spence's Wedding Chapel today... where two sweethearts gave each other a lifetime of Valentine's Day gifts.
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Coming up in Sports, the field is set for tomorrow's running of the Twin 125's. Mike Stevens will have the details from Daytona.
But first on Health Check, Joy Sutton takes a look at the problems surrounding a powerful painkiller.
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((TREATING OXYCONTIN ADDICTION.. I'M HEALTH CHECK REPORTER JOY SUTTON COMING UP WE'LL TELL YOU ONE MANS STORY AND TREATMENT CENTER IN GALAX THAT'S HELPING HIM KICK THE HABIT ))
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In Health Check,
OxyContin... It's a prescription pain killer that's helped thousands of chronic pain sufferers.
But it's also the drug of choice on the streets in many places in Southwest, Virginia.
Today we'll here one man's story of addiction --and learn more about a treatment center that's helping dozens in our area beat the addiction.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has been looking into this problem.
Joy --how serious is the abuse in this area?
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Jean, many say OxyContin abuse has become an epidemic in parts of Southwest Virginia.
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State records indicate it was responsible for a dozen deaths in our region last year alone.
Federal, state, and local officials have already joined forces to combat the problem. And one user --says it's the most addictive thing he's ever encountered --and addicts will do anything to get it.
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This man who we'll call Richard -- says after 30 days of taking OxyContin he was addicted beyond control.
He got it at first from a doctor for an injury - but when the doctor started weaning him off the medication -- Richard found ways to get it on his own.
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Richard says he was paying 4-thousand dollars a month to satisfy his addiction --one that took up two years of his life.
And he says when he tried to stop --the pain was so intense --he would give-up.
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((RICHARD: YOUR BODY JUST HURTS ALL OVER --I MEAN YOU DON'T SLEEP AND YOU JUST ACHE FROM HEAD TO TOE. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO STAND IT FOR LIKE TWO TO THREE DAYS. YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. THAT'S WHY I THINK THE CRIME FACTOR COME IN. YOU GET SICK ENOUGH YOU'LL TRY DO SOMETHING TO HELP YOURSELF)) [RUNS20]
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Richard says he finally turned to the Life Center of Galax.
The center says the treatment process it uses is currently the most effective way to treat oxyContin addiction.
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((EMILY JENNINGS/LIFE CENTER OF GALAX: IF IT GETS THEM OFF THE STREETS OUT OF THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT AND HELPS THEM HOLD DOWN JOBS AND BECOME BETTER PARENTS THEN THAT TO ME IS SUCCESS)) [RUNS08]
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And Richard says so far, the program has turned his life around.
Tonight on News 7 at 6 we'll tell you how the clinic helps patients battle their oxycontin addiction --and why patients believe the program is so successful.
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Jean,

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Things are starting to heat up in Daytona as three straight days of practice are about to give way to another big day of racing. Here's Mike Stevens with the Two Minute Sportsticker.
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It will probably not be the best Valentine's Day for actress Jennifer Lopez and Puffy Combs.
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A publicist confirms the high profile couple split up a couple of days ago.
Lopez and Combs have spent considerable time apart.
She's promoting a movie and a new C-D.
He's been on trial in New York on weapons and bribery charges stemming from a 1999 nightclub shooting.
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Imagine getting stuck in space- unable to walk?
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Today the crew of the Atlantis demonstrated techniques for rescuing incapacitated spacewalkers- a skill that may be needed down the road.
The crew also installed a spare attenna on the international space station.
This is the third and final spacewalk of the Atlantis mission.
The five hour excursion began this morning
By the way, it is the 100th spacewalk in U-S space history.
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