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Coming up on News 7-
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Part of Interstate 81 is still closed tonight- after a 20 car pileup-
And 100 plus cars crash near D-C- one of many wrecks during today's snow
Plus we'll meet one new face that's ready for the cold.
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And a new area code is coming.
News 7 is next.

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((ROBERT FORESMAN: THIS SECTION OF THE INTERSTATE HAS BEEN DEVASTATING FOR ACCIDENTS.))
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Clean up is still underway after a 20 car pile up on interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
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Good evening...

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The southbound lanes have been closed since eight this morning and they could be closed for quite a while longer-

Hazmat crews are working to remove hazardous waste that spilled from a tractor trailer.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The accident happened on Interstate 81 between Route 60 and Route 11 at Natural Bridge.
It could be well into tomorrow morning before the interstate reopens.
Kate Weidaw has the latest.
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((Heavy snow and slick roads are being blamed for a chain reaction pile up on interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. Witnesses said it was an incredible sight as ten cars and ten tractor trailers plowed into one another. At least four vehicles burst into flames and were destroyed.

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((LOUISE SHIFFLET/WITNESS: THERE WASN'T THIS HUGE BANG BUT THERE WERE MANY EXPLOSIONS THROUGHOUT.))
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Louise Shifflet and Jamie Johnson found themselves in the middle of the pile up. Their mini bus with four high school students aboard slammed into the guard rail on the bridge after being hit from behind. Shifflet says she couldn't believe no one died in the pile up.

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((LOUISE SHIFFLET: AS WE WALKED BY WE COULDN'T SEE WHERE THE ACCIDENT STOPPED BECAUSE AS FAR AS WE WERE WALKING WAS CAR UPON CAR UPON CAR, AND YOU FINALLY GET OUT AND YOU DIDN'T SEE ANY BLOOD WHAT SO EVER.))
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While rescue crews didn't have to deal with injuries they did have to deal with several fires. At least three tractor trailers were gutted. In the middle of the mess crews found a truck carrying 91 barrels of hazardous waste. One was leaking.

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((BOB WEIKEL/HAZMAT SUPERVISOR: IT'S FLAMMABLE IT'S EXPLOSIVE, IT'S TOXIC.))
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Hazmat teams arrived on the scene to clean up the waste and the fuel that seeped into Buffalo Creek. Luckily none of it is a threat to residents drinking water.

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((BOB WEIKEL: WE HAVE A LOT OF CONTAMINATION FROM DIESEL FUEL, MOTOR OIL AND SO FORTH IN BUFFALO CREEK THAT HAS GOTTEN IN THE MAURY RIVER.))
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Crews say morning commuters should call VDOT before they leave because the southbound lanes may still be closed. Kate Weidaw News 7 Rockbridge County.))





[Goochland-Accident]


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The blinding snowstorm caused so many accidents state troopers say they had trouble keeping count.
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Two of those accidents were deadly- including this one on Interstate 64 near Richmond.
20 cars piled up- in Goochland County- backing up traffic for fifteen miles.
Police say cars just kept on running into other cars stopped for accidents in front of them.
At least one person died in the accident.
This was not the only crash on 64- in another wreck two trucks collided- their tires caught fire.
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The situation ... even worse near Washington on Interstate 95.
At least 115 cars.. perhaps even more.... are involved in a major wreck there.
It happened in the Southbound lanes in what drivers called "whiteout" conditions.
Police say one person is dead- and several more are injured- some seriously.
Again.. police say cars just kept on slamming into each other-
Some drivers say they jumped from their vehicles to save their lives.
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[Earnhardt]


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Thousands gather today to formally say goodbye to Dale Earnhardt.
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Friends, family, teammates and competitors gathered at Calvary Baptist Church near Charlotte to pay their last respects to the NASCAR legend.
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((JUNIOR JOHNSON/50 NASCAR WINS; HE HAD TWO PERSONALITIES. ON THE RACETRACK HE WAS SERIOUS AND DEVASTATING TO WHAT HE WAS DOING AND OFF THE RACETRACK HE'S JUST ONE OF THE KINDEST PEOPLE YOU'LL EVER MEET.))
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Hundreds of flower arrangements from fans all over the country filled the church.
Randy Owen, lead singer of Alabama, sang several songs at the service.
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[Science-Museum]


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If you plan to visit the Science Museum of Western Virginia anytime soon you might want to call to make sure it's open.
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On the verge of national accreditation, the museum is dealing with a devastating loss of funding.
The cutback could affect everything from the days and times that the museum is open to salaries to actual jobs.


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((KEN SCHUTZ /EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'VE RECEIVED FUNDING FOR THIRTY YEARS IN A ROW. HALF OF OUR FUNDS, HALF OF OUR OPERATING MONEY COMES FROM THE STATE. WE'RE ABOUT TO BE ACCREDITED, THAT WOULD MAKE US COMPETITIVE FOR NATIONAL GRANTS. WE'RE READY TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE.))
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The museum fears that the loss in revenue may also affect its presentation to the accreditation committee.
Last year, the museum received 725-thousand dollars from the state.
This year, it might not get any.
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In Richmond, the General Assembly is still trying to hammer out a budget compromise.
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The Governor and House of Delegates want a 70-percent and then 100- percent phase-out of the car tax over the next two years.
Today, the Senate passed its own budget, which increased its car tax phase-out from 50 to 55 percent in the first year, and decreased its teacher pay raises.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD: IT IS A COMPROMISE BUDGET. ONE THAT REASONABLE MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH. THIS IS NOT A HALF-BAKED PROPOSAL.))
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Senator Chichester says it is the fiscally prudent way to keep the "no car tax" promise, without cutting essential state services.
The House's chief negotiator says it's NOT enough.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: WE'VE MET WITH THEM ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT WOULDN'T COMPROMISE. AND WHY DIDN'T THEY MAKE THIS PROPOSAL TO US SEVERAL DAYS AGO? WHY DID THEY WAIT 'TIL THE ELEVENTH HOUR LIKE THIS? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEIR GAME IS, BUT I FIND IT TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE.))
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The Senate negotiators say they were "astonished" last night when the House team told them it was "the House way or the highway" on the car tax.


[540-Area-Code]


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A breakup for the 5-4-0 Area Code.
The State Corporation commission approved the plan today.
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Far Southwest Virginia will get a new area code on September First. No Word yet on what that number will be.
The Roanoke Valley and much of the New River Valley will keep the 5-4-0 Area Code for about five years, then get a new number.
The Shenandoah Valley will keep the 5-4-0 number.
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Still ahead on News Seven, the first lady says she wants to help America's schools...
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while a former first lady says she's blameless when it comes to the controversial pardons her brother helped orchestrate.
We'll have the latest.
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((O-K sports fans check this out It was ladies day at the Salem Civic Center as the women opened play in the ODAC tournament Philadelphia gets a big center that can score and block shots, the NASCAR family said good bye to Dale Earnhardt today and Lee Suggs and Jarrett Ferguson signed autographs at a fund raiser in Roanoke this evening.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted she passed along pardon requests to the White House Counsel, but says she did not look at the requests and had no involvement in the last minute pardons.
The comments come after news that her brother accepted big legal fees to represent two pardon seekers.
John Roberts has more-
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(( Sources tell CBS News that when President Clinton found out what Hugh Rodham had done - he telephoned Rodham's lawyer in a fury - demanding that the money had to go back. On Capitol Hill today - Rodham's sister -Senator Clinton declared - what her brother did was just plain wrong. Hillary: "As soon as we found out Monday night, I was heartbroken and shocked by it, and, you know, immediately said this was a terrible misjudgment and the money had to be returned".
Across town - another extraordinary scene. With an hour's notice - President Bush calls his first press conference - trying to elbow his way into the headlines with talk about the budget. But the news quickly turns to the Clinton pardons. Bush: "should I decide to grant pardons, I will do so in a fair way. I'll have the highest of high standards".
The pardon flap took the President off-message, but the image had served its purpose - drawing a sharp contrast between the man in charge -- and the man under siege for another apparent miscalculation.... Charlie Cook/The Cook report you do a word association game and you say the name bill clinton, ya know people are going to be thinking -- ya know it'll be tough whether they say monica lewinsky first or whether they say pardons first President Clinton has professed to be 'deeply disturbed' at the revelation Hugh Rodham was paid almost $400 thousand to procure pardons for convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali and Glenn Braswell - who was jailed in the 80s for fraudulent sales practices. However - sources tell CBS News that while Mr. Clinton 'doesn't remember' talking to Rodham about the pardons - he 'can't rule out the possibility' that he did. Rodham claims he never revealed his involvement to his sister and brother-in-law...not even when golfing with Mr. Clinton in Florida two weeks ago. And while Rodham yesterday gave back the money - because of the 'appearance of impropriety' - he maintains he 'did nothing wrong' in seeking the pardons. A source close to Rodham today said the fees he received amounted to 'not much money' compared to what some attorneys are paid for successful pardons.))
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Today republicans fired out letters launching yet another investigation of Bill Clinton.

[Laura-Schools]


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First Lady Laura Bush says she'll use her position to help America's schools.
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Today in Washington she helped launch a Washington DC Teaching initiative- aimed at attracting qualified teachers to the city's public schools.
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((LAURA BUSH: WE NEED THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST IN OUR SCHOOLS AND I URGE ALL AMERICANS TO WORK TOGETHER TO RE-IGNITE OUR PASSION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING.))
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The First lady called teaching one of the best career choices out there.
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[Fatal-Fire]


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Investigators believe a wood stove may have caused a fire that killed a Pittsylvania County couple.
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The fire broke out just before three this morning at this home on Church Road in Java.
Firefighters arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames.
Crews found 82 year old Roosevelt Lanier and his wife Obelia Lanier dead in a basement bedroom.
The couple recently had trouble with their furnace and was using an old wood stove.
Authorities plan further investigation to determine exactly if the wood stove ignited the fire.
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[Munsey]


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A second day of jury selection wrapped up today in the Pulaski County capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
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So far, attorneys have selected 15 prospective jurors for a pool of 28.
The group will be narrowed down to 12 on Monday.
Thomas is accused of murdering Radford teenager Tara Munsey during what they call a rape or attempted rape one year ago.
The judge hopes to complete jury selection tomorrow and begin hearing evidence in the case on Monday.
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[Redmond]


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A former V-M-I cadet pled guilty today - but not to the initial charges he faced.
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(Twon)Twan Redmond was charged last Fall with helping to set fire in the barracks three years ago.
But today he pled guilty only to perjury. The government agreed to drop the arson charge.
Prosecutor Tony Giorno told the judge that Redmond and his "brother rat" Daniel Payne had agreed to stonewall the investigation. Redmond lied to the Grand Jury.
The fire was in response to news that six cadets were being "drummed out" of the Institute.
Redmond will be sentenced later.
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Should parents have a say about the "Morning After Pill?"
Find out what the General Assembly thinks next on News 7.
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And it was Polar Bear weather today... but this little gal spent the day at the doctor.
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[Morning-After]


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Virginia's House of Delegates is keeping parents in the mix on a bill that would make it easier to get the "morning after pill."
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The bill would let pharmacists, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners dispense emergency contraception, or the morning after pill, without a visit to a doctor.
Opponents say it's a bad idea for any woman, much less a teenager.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: APPARENTLY, WHEN IT COMES TO SEX, SOME PEOPLE ARE READY TO SWALLOW ANY FANTASY.))
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: YOU ARE GIVING THEM AN ILLUSION. YOU ARE GIVING THEM AN ILLUSION OF SAFETY. YOU ARE GIVING THEM AN ILLUSION OF POWER. YOU ARE GIVING THEM AN ILLUSION OF A FUTURE THAT THEY HAVE FREE FROM THESE CONSEQUENCES.))
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But the bill's sponsor says it's the best way to help prevent abortions and unplanned pregnancies -- and doctors agree.
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((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/D-RICHMOND: THE VIRGINIA OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY, WHICH REPRESENTS OVER 600 OB-GYN DOCTORS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, WHO SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 2782.))
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The Senate version would strip the parental consent requirement for teens out of the bill.
The Senators say Virginia could lose four million dollars a year in federal funds by keeping parental consent a part of the bill.

[Transkrit]


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A hopeful eleventh hour deal for one local company is a bust.
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Transkrit is now in liquidation mode.
It's parent company filed for bankruptcy in December.
After attempts to sell Transkrit to two different potential buyers, no deal was reached.
Half of the company's employees, about 100 people, have been let go so far.
The state-of-the-art label making company will be completely closed within the next 60 days.
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[Polar-Bear]


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The new baby at the Zoo in Salt Lake City got her first check-up today.
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As you can hear, she wasn't too happy about it.
Vets gave her some vaccinations and a full physical exam.
The zoo will hold a naming contest when she makes her first public appearance later this year.
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[S-Extra]


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The NASCAR family said good bye to Dale Earnhardt today and scores and highlights from the Women's ODAC tournament.
But first out Extra point.
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Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper is the highest paid safety in the N-F-L. Sharper agreed to a six year contract worth 30 million dollars including a 7 mijllion dollar signing bonus.
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A new contract should soon be on the way for his brother Jamie. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is a free agent and is touted as one of if not the top outside linebacker who will be available. Sharper posted 73 tackles during the regular season and 15 in the post season and was the Ravens third leading tackler.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Hornets]


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Fans would get a double header night cap at the Salem Civic Center.
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In the early game, Lynchburg took on Guilford. The Quakers had about a 20 point lead that Lynchburg chopped away at. Erika Smith nails this jumper.
Guilford came right back as Arden Miller makes the nice cut and scores the bucket to give the Quakers a little pad.
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Beth Carter cuts into that comfort zone with the basket and the Hornets trailed 60-59 with six minutes left.
But Guilford finished stronger. Amy Evans with the steal and the hoop as the Quakers win 72-68.
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In the final game of the night, Roanoke and Randolph-Macon would renew their rivalry under the watchful eyes of the Roanoke Stars 11 and under girls basketball team.
The Yellow Jackets draw first blood as Allison King shows her range with the nice jumper to give Macon the early first half advantage.
The Maroons then go to some nifty ball movement and former Northside great Crystal Barrett finishes the play with the bucket underneath.
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Macon's Sarah Crider is gonna answer that with a long bomb, a three pointer to give the Yellow Jackets a 1 point edge.
Former Glenvar star Katrina Williams comes right back with a trey of her own and Roanoke goes on to win this one, 89 to 59.
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[S-ODAC]


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Earlier yesterday afternoon, Emory and Henry beat Virginia Wesleyan 59 to 57.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Bridgewater vs. Hollins; :00]


Karen Jenkins Harvey puts Hollins in the tournament for the first time in eight years.
Watch Hollins Mandy Nichols, the former Lord Botetourt star, collect her own rebound and score on the second chance.
Bridgewater's Sarah Octavek drives hard to the iron, switches hands and
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makes good on the shot.
Then, Lauren McKee steals the rock and goes coast to coast for the bucket off the glass.
But Bridgewater wins this one 73-40.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The NASCAR family said their final goodbye Dale Earnhardt. More later on Mornin'

[S-Sixers]


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The Philadelphia 76ers own the best record in the NBA. They just got better, completing a six player trade.
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They sent the Hawks veteran forward Toni Kuckoc and two 76er centers, including Theo Ratliffe, who was named to the NBA all star team for the first time after leading the league in blocked shots. The Sixers acquired veteran seven foot-two center Dikembe Mutombo from the Atlanta Hawks. Philly also got forward Roshown McCleod. Mutombo is a sold defender who can score.
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The Wizards sent Juwan Howard to Dallas in a multiple player trade. Ogina Ekezie and Calvin Booth go to the Mavericks in the deal.
Christian Laettner is one of 5 players Dallas gives up in the deal. He'll be joined in Washington by Etan Thomas, Courtney Alexander, Hubert Davis and Loy Vaught.

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Final respects were paid to Dale Earnhardt today as many in the NASCAR community gathered just south of Charlotte.

Mike Stevens has our story.
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[S-Hokies]


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A couple of Virginia Tech football players were special guests of the Lukemia Society.
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Roanoke's Lee Suggs and Jarrett Ferguson of Goodview showed up at Ragazzi's last night to sign autographs for Lukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The two Tech players braved the snowy weather to attend the fund raiser.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Express]


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The Express has won 4 straight and shares third place with Richmond in the Northeast Division. Roanoke has less than 20 games remaining in the regular season and attitude is key.
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The Express plays Wheeling on the road Saturday. The trade deadline is February 28th, no trades to report today.