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Today on news 7 at 5, the shelves empty ... as Dale Earnhardt fans remember a legend.
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And reaction from the Wood Brothers in Stuart ... one of NASCAR's longest-running teams. [Weather-Head]
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The forecast is all over the place this week. We start with 60s tomorrow but return back to the 30s by Thursday. More on the big temperature swings in weather.

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A barking dog and smoke detector help Drew Barrymore get out or her home alive.
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And look closely! On Healthcheck, we'll examine one of the leading causes of blindness in Americans.
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It is all too real for Race Fans- The reality of Dale Earnhardt's death sets in.
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Today an autopsy confirmed Earnhardt died of blunt force trauma to the head-
The accident though has Nascar looking once again at special safety harnesses- and whether they should be required.

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Jennifer Jones joins us live from Earnhardt's home base- Mooresville North Carolina with the latest on the investigation.
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((FANS OF NASCAR LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT STRUGGLE TO CONTROL THEIR EMOTIONS OUTSIDE HIS NORTH CAROLINA HEADQUARTERS. DOZENS GATHERED HERE TO MOURN THE LOSS OF A DRIVER... MANY CONSIDERED.. THE GREATEST EVER. PATRICIA EUDY/EARNHARDT FAN "IT WILL BE DIFFERENT, CAUSE YOU KNOW HE WAS ALWAYS THERE, ROOTING FOR HIM OR ROOTING AGAINST HIM."
VIRGINIA BAKER/EARNHARDT FAN "RACING WON'T BE THE SAME, IT WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM." DOCTORS SAY EARNHARDT DIED INSTANTLY FROM MASSIVE TRAUMA TO THE BASE OF HIS SKULL. IT HAPPENED WHEN HIS SIGNATURE NUMBER "3" CHEVY SLAMMED INTO THE WALL DURING THE FINAL LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500. EARNHARDT WASN'T WEARING A HEAD AND NECK BRACE THAT SOME NASCAR DRIVERS HAVE RECENTLY BEGUN USING. JIM DOWNING, HANS DESIGNER "IN A NUTSHELL THAT'S IT, IT KEEPS YOUR HEAD CLOSE TO YOUR BODY."
WHILE NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHETHER THE "HANS" DEVICE WOULD HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE, THE MANUFACTURER BELIEVES IT MAY HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. JIM DOWNING, HANS DESIGNER "IT COULD HAVE REDUCED HIS CHANCES OF BEING HURT IT MAY HAVE HELPED...." MIKE HELTON, NASCAR PRESIDENT PARAPHRASED, WE'RE STUDYING IT.))
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The loss is especially hard at one of NASCAR's longest-running shops ... the Wood Brothers in Stuart.
They're first-hand witnesses to the sport's growing popularity, and Earnhardt's role in that growth.
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Justin McLeod visited the shop today ... he's at the Martinsville Speedway.
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Dale Earnhardt's death was the topic of conversation all around Speedway country near Martinsville .. as NASCAR fans shared their memories.
Steve Pardon tells us- what some of them were saying.
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If you would like to send condolences directly to Dale Earnhardt's family and co-workers, we have two addresses for you.
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Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated, is located at 16-75 Coddle Creek Highway, Mooresville, North Carolina 2-8-1-1-5. [Next page]
Earnhardt drove for Richard Childress racing at 2-3-6 Industrial Drive, Welcome, North Carolina, 2-7-3-7-4.
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And we will pass along the condolence addresses one more time after our two-minute ticker.




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You may also share your memories about Earnhardt .. or send condolences to Earnhardt's family and teams by visiting our web page at WDBJ 7 -dot- com.
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News 7 Sports will present a special half-hour program tonight remembering the life and accomplishments of Dale Earnhardt.
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Join Mike Stevens at 7 PM for "Death of The Dominator" here on Your Hometown Station.
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Two teens on the run are captured. Still ahead, how police caught up with the pair, suspected of killing two college professors.
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and Drew Barrymore needs a new place to live ... but she can thank her dog for alerting her in time.
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Actress Drew Barrymore will have to find a new place to live after fire heavily damaged her Beverly Hills home.
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Barrymore and her fiance, comedian Tom Green were in the home at the time. They were able to get out of the house unharmed after a barking dog and smoke detectors alerted them to the fire.
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The fire damage is estimated at 700 hundred thousand dollars.
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The teens wanted in the murder of two Dartmouth professors- are under arrest.
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Sheriff's deputies caught up with the two along Interstate 70 in Indiana-
A sheriff's deputy overhead a trucker on a C-B radio say he was carrying two teensagers to California.
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The two are suspected in the stabbing deaths of a husband and wife team of professors.
The two were killed at their home last month.
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Coming up next in the newscast... Jacey Birch takes us on a trip back in time... to see what life was like as an African American living in Salem.
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February is dedicated to remembering and celebrating Black History everywhere...
Today we take a look at the chronicle of African American life in Salem.
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Jacey Birch is at the Salem Museum's latest exhibit to show us more.
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It's not the death of a legend to Dale Junior ... it's the death of his dad. Steve Mason has that still ahead in sports.
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And keeping an eye on your vision. In Healthcheck, how doctors are treating one of the most common causes of blindness.
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In Health Check,
Age-related macular degeneration -- it's the major cause of vision loss for people over 50 in the United States.
And early detection of this disease is critical.
That's because it gets worse with time --and becomes harder and harder to treat.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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While life is looking brighter for Murray --she's most likely have to have the procedure again --because it's only a temporary treatment.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker.
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The racing world is reeling today in the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt's death yesterday on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
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Today, NASCAR held a news conference in Daytona. NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr., NASCAR President Mike Helton, yesterday's Daytona 500 winner Micheal Waltrip, and trauma physician Steve Bohannon were in attendance. Waltrip, who was driving for Earnhardt, spoke about his feelings shortly after learning of the loss of racing's greatest driver.
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Coming up tonight at seven, please join Mike Stevens and our News 7 team for a half hour special, "The Death of the Dominator". In those 30 minutes we will take a look back at this great loss and also celebrate the life of Dale Earnhar

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Familiar foes will meet in the 25th annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship.
Tonight in Salem Hampden-Sydney and Roanoke College will once again vye for the conference title.
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The Tigers opened up the tournament with a commanding 65-51 win over Eastern Mennonite.
But yesterday HSC just escaped Randolph Macon 69-66.
The Maroons won both their contests by a total of 41 points.
But have a history of close games with the Tigers.
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Tonight at six, more on the death of Dale Earnhardt.

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They'll be shut-ins on the shuttle for another day.
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For the second day in a row, high winds have forced NASA to call off a landing for Atlantis.
Winds were gusting at over 20 miles an hour at the Florida runway- and rain and clouds were beginning to creep in.
That means the crew will spend a 13th day in orbit.
Atlantis has enough fuel, water and power to stay in orbit until at least Wednesday.
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College students across the country are beginning to think about spring break. But not all are heading to parties in warmer climates.
As Teri Okita tells us, some George Mason University students are using their time off to make the world a better place.
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TRACK: STUDENTS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AND OTHER SCHOOLS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE PLANNING ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS USING THEIR ONE WEEK OFF TO VOLUNTEER. ABBY NEYENHOUSE CHOSE A GROUP THAT SERVES HOMELESS PEOPLE WITH H-I-V AND AIDS.

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TRACK: THEY START PLANNING THEIR SPRING BREAKS IN THE FALL ... AND PAY THEIR OWN WAY WHEN THE TIME COMES.

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STANDUP: One of the objectives of the program is to, not just learn about social issues in the textbooks, but to actually go into the communities, amongst the people. And that s what they do here at the Gay Mens Health Crisis in New York City. (:12)
TRACK: THE STUDENTS HELP PREPARE AND SERVE UP TO 400-LUNCHES A DAY HERE. THEY ALSO HELP WITH THE ANNUAL AIDS WALK.

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SOT: They were really terrific kids, and they really inspired a lot of

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TRACK: OTHERS OPT TO HELP OUT WHERE TRAGEDY STRIKES. IN NORTH CAROLINA, THEY LL HELP BUILD HOMES FOR RESIDENTS STILL DIGGING OUT FROM 1999 S HURRICANE FLOYD.

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back on their feet and make change in their future is probably the best thing I can offer, especially during a week when most students go to the beach. (:11)
TRACK: FOR ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKERS, THE REWARDS OF GIVING BACK FAR OUTWEIGH LAST CALL AND A GOLDEN TAN. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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