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A day of extraordinary pile ups on the Interstate.
We've got a live report.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


And lawmakers remain at odds over the budget and car tax with the clock ticking toward adjournment.

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In sports, the 76ers complete a six player trade they hope will carry them to the title, the ODAC women are in action,
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and Johnny Benson was just one of many drivers on hand for Dale Earnhardt's memorial service today. Mike Stevens will have a report.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Our winter blast is followed by a return of sunny weather tomorrow and a quick warm up as well. Full forecast details and weatherschool are coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Today's winter weather brings danger on Virginia's highways...
Including a major pileup on Interstate 81 near Lexington.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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The chain-reaction accident unfolded shortly after 8 this morning.
Tonight, emergency personnel are still dealing with the aftermath.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The Southbound lanes of Interstate 81 between Route 60 and Route 11 at Natural Bridge are still closed at this hour
They may not reopen until late tonight.
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Joe Dashiell is near the accident scene with more on the situation.
Joe what can you tell us about the situation now.
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[95-Pileup]


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State police are asking drivers to stay away from Interstate 95 between Fredricksburg and Washington.
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That's because more than 130 cars and trucks collided on the snow-covered roadway.
More than a hundred people were hurt, some seriously.
Troopers say many drivers have simply abandoned their cars along I-95.
Stafford County authorities are setting up shelters for some of the stranded motorists and their passengers.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Poor road conditions on southbound 220 slowed traffic for several hours today.
Slippery spots backed up the Roy Webber Expressway from Elm Avenue to Tanglewood Mall.
V-DOT says the snow hit at morning rush hour, the worst possible time.
Traffic apparently packed snow tightly onto the roads, so it became difficult to remove.
Bridges throughout the city were icy and covered with snow as well.
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[Earnhardt]


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A day after Dale Earnhardt was buried, formal funeral services for the seven-time NASCAR champion were held in Pineville, North Carolina.
And Mike Stevens says the reverse in the normal chain of events is just the way Earnhardt would have wanted it.


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An elderly couple died in an early morning fire in Pittsylvania County.
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The fire broke out just before three this morning at the house on Church Road in Java.
Fire Crews found 82 year old Roosevelt Lanier and his wife Obelia Lanier dead in a basement bedroom.
Investigators believe an old wood stove caused the fire.
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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH AN OLD FURNACE EARLIER AND THEY WEREN'T USING IT AND HAD STARTED USING A WOODSTOVE. INVESTIGATORS WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO EXACTLY TELL WHAT OCCURRED.))


[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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It took firefighters several hours to put out the fire.
Though no foul play is suspect, the bodies have been sent to the medical examiners office in Roanoke for an autopsy.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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To talk or not to talk... that's a question parents face when it comes to telling their children about sexual responsibility.
We'll look at it from the kids point of veiw next on News 7 at Six.
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And a second chance falls through for a Roanoke company, now it's facing liquidation.
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It's the age-old question for parents .. how to talk about sex with their children. It is even more important in the age of AIDS.
That's one big reason some local young adults say NOT talking about it can do more harm than good.
In this report on Sexual Responsibility, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tell us why.
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Teenagers account for 25 percent of new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year.
Some young adults say it parents don't talk, their children are more likely to try it.
And instead of learning about safe sex from an adult, they will learn what they can from their friends.
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((NITA:THEY'RE DOING IT BECAUSE THERE PARENTS HAVEN'T TALKED TO THEM. THEY'RE DOING IT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO FEEL LOVED SPECIAL)) [RUNS05]
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It's no secret that some teens are having sex at younger ages .. and many of them have many partners.
When we brought a group of teenagers together for this report, we asked how high the numbers can go in a year.
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That's not suprising considering that Centers for Disease Control says teens and young adults are more likely than any other group to have multiple sex partners and to engage in unprotected sex.
Six of the seven participants from our group say they know at least one person with a sexually transmitted disease.


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But why aren't young people protecting themselves and what about safe sex?
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So what should parents do to protect their children?
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((JOE: YOU HAVE TO GO AND EDUCATE YOURSELF AND THEN EDUCATE YOUR CHILDEN, NOT ONLY TRYING TO INSTILL MORALS BUT AT THE SAME TIME LETTING THEM KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE SEX, THEN THEY BETTER USE CONDOMS, THEY BETTER USE DENTAL DAMS, THEY HAD BETTER USE WHATEVER PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE TO THEM)) [RUNS21]
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Tomorrow, on News 7 at 5 we'll tell you about some of the most common STD's. Some can go unnoticed for years.))


[Transkrit]


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A second "last chance" for a local company has passed.
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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 able to be 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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A volatile session on Wall Street ended with stocks mostly lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW was almost unchanged after yesterday's big sell off.
NASDAQ fell 24.
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In its final 48 hours now, Virginia's General Assembly may be further from a budget compromise than anyone can remember.
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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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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.


[Munsey]


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Jury selection continued today in the Pulaski County capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
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Attorneys have picked more than half the pool of 28 prospective jurors that will be narrowed down to 12 on Monday.

Thomas is accused of murdering 16-year-old Radford teenager Tara Munsey during 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 has admitted lying about the fire in barracks three years ago.
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Twan Redmond was charged last Fall with actually helping to set the fire.
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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Mike Stevens will have a report from just outside of Charlotte on Dale Earnhardt's memorial service, the ODAC women hit the hard wood
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while the 76ers make a six player trade that includes getting the talents of a shot blocking star.
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Final respect 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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The Green Bay Packers have signed safety Darren Sharper to a six year contract worth 30 million dollars. The New deal includes a signing bonus reported to be seven million. He is now the highest paid safety in the NFL. Sharper had 92 tackles and nine interceptions last season.
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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.
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The Salem Civic center gave way to the women's basketball tournament which hit the hard would this afternoon. Guilford and Lynchburg are playing right now.
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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 [SUPER=34-Bridgewater/73/Hollins/40;]makes go

od 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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In the second game, Emory and Henry beat Virginia Wesleyan 59-57. Roanoke and Randolph-Macon tip it off at eight o'cl

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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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