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Coming up on News 7-
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A train accident kills a Pulaski teenager and sends another person to the hospital. Dale Earnhardt, Junior crashes on the first lap of the Dura Lube 400. This skier learns a valuable lesson on the slopes.
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Here at home... Leo says snow is in the forecast. Stay with us, News 7 is next.

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A Southwest Virginia teenager is killed on a train trestle...
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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The young woman was walking along the trestle with two others when she was struck and killed shortly before 11 this morning. The accident happened on the trestle over Peek Creek in Pulaski. Kate Weidaw talked with the victim's brother and has the story.
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((18 year old (Kuh-tee-kuh) Katika Maria Welch along with her brother Larry, and her boyfriend, Steven Horton, decided to walk the tracks to take a puppy to a neighbors home. Larry says when he heard the train coming he ran off the trestle and jumped from the tracks... but witnessed his sister's death.

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((LARRY WELCH/VICTIM'S BROTHER: MY SISTER WAS WALKING PRETTY FAST AND SHE FELL AND TRIPPED AND THE TRAIN HIT HER, KILLED HER, AND IT HIM TO. HIS LEGS ARE BROKEN I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF HIS BODY IT'S A SAD THING.))
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Maria was killed instantly. Horton suffered two broken legs and was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Investigators say the Norfolk Southern engineer did all he could to stop the train.

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((LT. BARRY BUCKNER/PULASKI POLICE DEPT.: HE SAW IT AND THE WHISTLE WAS BLOWN AND THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING THEY JUST COULDN'T GET ACROSS IN TIME.))
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More than two months ago a similar accident occurred in Lynchburg, when two teenagers were killed while walking across a train trestle. Officials say it's against the law to walk on the tracks... and today's accident could have been avoided.

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Buckner says this isn't the first time some one has been hit by a train in Pulaski and it probably won't be the last. Maria was just days away from her 19-th birthday. Kate Weidaw News 7 Pulaski.))
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At last report Katika Maria Welch's boyfriend Steven Horton was still in surgery. No condition is being reported at this time.

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This year's General Assembly not only ended without a budget, but it ended without allotting money for Roanoke Valley museums, parks and cultural institutions.
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At Roanoke's Center in the Square - the history museum will be losing 30 percent of its annual budget and that means two staff members will have to be cut. The director of the museum says he's disappointed and is planning for the impact the loss in funding will have.
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The Art Museum of Western Virginia will also be losing 25 percent of its million dollar budget. So far cuts are NOT in the works. The director says she's hoping to make up the funds somehow.
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Both museum directors are hoping Gilmore will allot funding during a special General Assembly session next month to balance the budget.
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A tornado kills seven people and injures dozens in Northern Mississippi.
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Authorities say all the missing are now accounted for after a twister ripped a 23- mile trail of devastation into Pontotoc (PAHN'-tuh-tahk) County last night. Five people were dead on arrival at an area hospital - the coroner has confirmed two other deaths. Mississippi's Governor has declared parts of the county a disaster area... and is asking for federal assistance.
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[TOSS TO LEO!!!]
[Toss-2-Leo] Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [02/25/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

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A home video-camera captured the raw emotion minutes after a California college student allegedly struck and killed four pedestrians.
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The person operating the camera started taping before police arrived. On the tape-- the driver is yelling at on- lookers and fighting with some in the crowd. 18- year old David Attias was still acting out when police arrived and forcibly took him into custody. Authorities are now investigating whether Attias intentionally killed the pedestrians... A newspaper reports witnesses heard him shout "I am the Angel of Death." He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
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New information about an unsolved triple- murder in Tazewell County.
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In December, a federal grand jury returned indictments against Walter "Pete" Church and Sam Ealy for their alleged role in the crime. Ealy was acquitted in state court some 10 years ago after arguing Church was the triggerman.
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The two are accused of killing Robert and Una Mae Davis and her 14- year old son. Court papers say the men were hired to kill Robert Davis by a former West Virginia county official. That official, Charles Gilmore, was later convicted of drug-trafficking. Prosecutors say Davis was preparing to testify about Gilmore's crimes.






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California's power crunch could put a crunch on the investments of some local tax payers. We'll explain just ahead...
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And a dreary day all around at the DuraLube 400... Fans take a deep breath as Dale Earnhardt Junior walks away from a crash in the first lap... Details ahead in sports.
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Fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze at a Buena Vista business last night.
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Fire crews got a call around ten thirty... reporting fire at Advanced Drainage Systems. Pipe that the company kept in a storage yard had caught fire. When crews arrived they say the blaze was intense and took 45 minutes to bring under control.
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A-D-S was closed when the fire broke out. Fire officials say the company lost between 20 to 30 thousand dollars in pipe.
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Four North Carolina men are wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Henry County. Police say Jose Velazquez, Moises (bust-EE-yo) Bustillo, Carlos Bonilla, and Carlos Velazquez, all of Charlotte robbed La (hal-PEE-tah) Jalpita, a hispanic convenience store in Bassett February 16th. All of the men face felony robbery, abduction, and firearms charges.

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California's recent power crisis could have an effect on Roanoke County residents' pocketbooks.
Nearly 1-million dollars of Roanoke County taxpayers' money is invested in a troubled West Coast electric company.


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Pacific Gas and Electric is just one company in California that has been experiencing financial problems because of an energy shortage.
Roanoke County's treasurer says when he initially invested the money on December 5th, it was a top rated company.


Despite the problems, the county is being advised not to pull out.
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Anderson says in his 20 plus years of investing taxpayer money, utility companies have always been a good investment.
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The value of Earnhardt merchandise rises sharply... And race fans suffer another blow with the news that one NASCAR retailer's shutting down.
Jennifer Miele gets on track with Earnhardt memorabilia collectors in this week's business review.
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Dale Earnhardt's death is driving prices for his NASCAR memorabilia sky high.
Collectibles are selling for 20 times their original value on e-bay.
Hundreds are racing to collectable stores to get the last of the Dale Earnhart memorabilia made before his death. ((RONNIE KING/NASCAR FAN: I WAITED FOR TWO HOURS AT VALLEY VIEW TO GET AN EARNHARDT CAR I PAID A HUNDRED THIRTEEN DOLLARS FOR. I FEEL BAD THAT HE DIED, BUT THE STUFF IS GOING TO GO UP IN VALUE. THAT'S ALL I CAN DO.))
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((TODD CROSS/NASCAR FAN: I AIN'T GETTING RID OF NONE OF IT. THESE ARE JUST MEMORIES. I AIN'T BUYING NONE OF IT TO SELL IT. I'M KEEPING IT FOR MEMORIES.))
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More bad news for NASCAR fans.... all 11 NASCAR Thunder stores across the country are closing, including the one in Roanoke.
The shop at Valley View Mall will close in the next six weeks.
Seven people will lose their jobs in Roanoke, 60 across the country.
The store manager says they do NOT have ANY Dale Earnhart memorabilia left.
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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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Finally, the Dow was Down 86.94 points to close at 10,439.87. And the Nasdaq finished at 2260, up 15 points for the week.
For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele. That's this week's business review. ))
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Some local middle-schoolers get an out-of-this-world lesson... from NASA educators... And... Viewers respond to Dale Earnhardt's death - and our coverage of it - in this week's News 7 Feedback... coming up.
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Also still ahead - a skier strays OUTSIDE of approved territory - and gets caught up in an avalanche.
We have the footage - in tonight's Video of the Day.
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Mardi Gras turned ugly in Seattle's bar scene last night -- as police pulled out their riot gear.
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Police were trying to clear the streets after the bars closed and the celebrations poured over into the streets Tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion bombs were used to break up the crowd of two thousand people. One officer was injured and six people were arrested, mostly for assault.
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As you might expect, almost all of our viewer mail dealt with the death of the Intimidator.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( Dale Earnhardt's death seconds from the finish line of the Daytona 500 brought scores of comments about our coverage through the week.
From Chatham: (Cheryl Saunders) "I just wanted to thank you for such a fitting tribute to a fallen hero. The special...was very informative and I think Mike Stevens did an excellent job of presenting the information in a caring, personal manner."
From Bassett (The Beachams): "Dale you will be missed within our NASCAR family. You were not my favorite, but I did enjoy your racing and spirit on the track. You had what it took to make it in racing."
More than a hundred people posted notes on our web site, almost all of them like this one from Natural Bridge (Carolyn Johnson): "Dale Earnhardt was a great driver and a great man. Race fans young and old loved to love the Intimidator and they also loved to hate him. Watching NASCAR races will never be the same without Dale."
But not everyone liked everything we aired. A viewer from Blacksburg wrote (Kelly Reed): "I feel the in-camera shot of his accident was shown in poor taste. The community is at a loss right now and by adding to our memory the last thing Dale saw before he died is traumatic."
And there was this note from Pulaski: (Allen and Michele Lanter): "Why all this (expletive) over Dale Earnhardt and nothing on Eddie Mathews? It looks like a Hall of Fame baseball player should get more space than a thrill seeking big headed race car driver. Anybody would have to have a death wish to drive a race car. You cover the sports you like, not the public."
The mailing address at News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007; our fax number, 343-7269; e-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com. And our website, wdbj7.com, has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))




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A skier learns a frightening lesson... after veering out of approved territory...
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In tonight's Video of the Day - a skier is swept up in an avalanche as a camera is rolling. The unidentified skier was unharmed after the avalanche at the Mount Hood Meadows ski resort in Heather Canyon Oregon.

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Roanoke Catholic won its first ever state Catholic basketball championship yesterday in Salem.
The Celtics beat Benedictine 73 to 58.
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Cadets head coach Bruce Croxton huddles as his team gets ready for the Celtics.
Tony Hairston passes the ball to J.R. Reynolds he hits the three ball and Catholic took a 12 to 2 lead.
The Cadets come back Graham Prather will drive to the hole like Michael Jordan but he misses the shot but Matt Murer puts it back in.
Prather then brings the ball up the court finds Matt Murer down low for the duece.
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Then Phillip Wall will drive and miss then he steals the ball and gets it to Edi Pulja who scores the basket and Catholic goes on to win it 73 to 58.
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The Celtics advance to the Virginia Independent school tournament as the number one seed in Division Two.
Catholic will play Eastern Mennonite the 8-th seed Tuesday night at 8 at Holy Cross in Lynchburg.

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The Virginia Cavaliers continue to be A-C-C giant killers at home. Less than 2 weeks after beating Duke the Cavs beat second ranked North Carolina 86 to 66.
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Pete Gillen on the bench as the Cavs take the lead.
Brendan Haywood gets it inside and the Virginia lead was 39 to 37.
But the Cavaliers went on a run. Adam Hall goes hard to the boards and taps in the Travis Watson miss giving the Cavs a 9 point lead.
Then Chris Williams hits the three, the Cavaliers had 9 in the first half and led at the break 56 to 42.
The Cavaliers opened up a 20 point lead early in the second half Donald Hand banks home the three.
Carolina answered again going inside to Haywood who scores but the Heels trailed 71 to 54.
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Virginia kept its cool and the Cavaliers get the 86 to 66 win over North Carolina handed the Heels their second conference loss.
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The 9-th ranked Cavaliers improve to 19 and 6 over all and 8 and 6 in the conference.


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Arkansas pulled off the upset in the S-E-C yesterday.
Kentucky's Keith Brogans hits the three pointer at the top of the key and the Wildcats led 30 to 27 in the first half.
But the Razorbacks answered in the second half Charles Tatum hits the three pointer in the corner along the baseline and the score was tied at 59.
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Then Arkansas's Jannero Pargo throws the long pass to Joe Johnson for the layup and the Razorbacks upset 13-th ranked Kentucky 82 to 78.
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The Roanoke College men's basketball team will pllay in the N-C-Double-A post season.
The Maroons will host the Savannah College of Art and Design on Thursday evening in the first round of the Division Three tournament. The official time for the game has not yet been set but most likely will begin at 7:30 at the Bast Center.
Roanoke enters the game with a 21 and 6 overall record.
In a game with the Bees earlier this season the Maroons lost 78 to 67.
The winner advances to the second round at Christopher Newport on Saturday.

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In the N-B-A Phoenix ended Utah's 5 game win streak beating the Jazz 90 to 80
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Penny Hardaway sitting out with an injury.
The Suns get it to Jason Kidd he drives the lane scoring the sweet underhanded layup and Phoenix led 35 to 31.
Utah then gets it out on the break Jacque Vaughn to Karl Malone who finishes strong with the jam cutting the Suns lead.
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The Suns Shawn Marion scored a game high 24 points before leaving the game with a concussion Phoenix wins it 90 to 80.
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In the N-H-L, The Avalanche gets a win over the Thrashers.
Joe Sakic, The N-H-L scoring leader, picked up a goal and three assists as Colorado beat Atlanta 5 to 2. And here are tonight's scores.
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[TAPE#=SP-91 (46:58)]
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The Dura Lube 400 at Rockingham was postponed yesterday because of rain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


The start was delayed but before the call to start the engines Darrell Waltrip delivered an emotional invocation in honor of Dale Earnhardt as fans and crew members held hands.
The race started moments later but on the very first green flag lap a scary moment occured when Dale Earnhardt Junior gets hit in the rear by Ron Hornaday and he slams into the wall in turn 4.
Little E was not seriously injured and he limped away from the crash.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's tough...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./#8 Chevrolet; :]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=....out there."]
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[VO-NAT]


Little E returned his car to the transporter and the drivers would turn 51 laps before the rain returned forcing NASCAR to red flag the race for the day.
The Race will continue this morning at 11.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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Stacy Compton will start up front with Jeff Gordon on the outside.
THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.




[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 (1:06:52)]
[GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR LOGO]


Robert Allenby has three P-G-A tour victories and all have come in sudden death playoffs.
Yesterday he was involved in a six way playoff and survived to win tthe Nissan Open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/CBS SPORTS; :]


The round was played in a driving rain.
The 5 who tied at 8 under with Allenby were Jeff Sluman, Bob Tway, Dennis Paulson, Brandel Chamblee and Toshi Izawa.
The 29 year old Australian hit the green on 18 the first playoff hole in two then he sank this birdie putt to win the playoff and the Nissan open.
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ROANOKE CATHOLIC WINS THE STATE TOURNAMENT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.



[Nasa-School]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-05 50:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Roanoke school children got to reach for the outer limits last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

NASA Aerospace Education Services paid a visit to Jackson Middle School on Friday. The experience allowed students to get hands on experience with some of the space items.
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[SOT=00:05:20]
[IN Q=It's a real]

((ALICIA FEDDOR: IT'S A REAL HIGH INTEREST GETTER. IT'S HOOKED TO GET KIDS INTERESTED IN WHAT THEY'RE LEARNING ABOUT.
THEY LOVE TALKING ABOUT SPACE- THEY LOVE TALKING ABOUT SPACE TRAVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Alicia Feddor/Aerospace Education Specialist;]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=about space travel]
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[VO-NAT]


The program teaches students about NASA and tries to encourage children to learn more about space.
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