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Today on news 7 at 5, a local man is killed after his car is hit by a train in Botetourt County.
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and 100 people are injured after a bomb explodes in a market in Afghanistan. [Weather-Head]
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The latest ski report has some good news and the winds will taper off later tonight. More on the forecast coming up.

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Also today, at least one university says the end of the tuition freeze is not enough,
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and 50 people are injured as a mall roof collapses in South Africa.
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Bush today says the U-S has frozen the assets of two foreign organizations accused of funneling cash to Al Queda.
and in Aghanistan, an explosion in the market town of "Mazari-sharif" We don't know many details at this point, but it's believed many are injured.
Officials are calling it an act of terror.
Jim Acosta has the latest.. He joins us live from Washington.
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A Fincastle man died after his car was hit by a freight train in Botetourt County shortly after 9:30 this morning.

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78 year old George Moore Junior was killed when he backed his Cadillac Seville onto the train tracks at Second Avenue and Norfolk Southern Avenue. A witness to the accident said that Moore had crossed the tracks, and then backed up to clear the single-lane gravel road.
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Moore was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died. State Police say the train was travelling under the speed limit of 40 miles an hour.
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The roof of a shopping center collapses onto an ice rink filled with children in South Africa.
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At least fifty people are injured.. Police said another 50 others, mostly children were trapped beneath the rubble.
The collapse happened at the Kolonnade Shopping Center in Pretoria.
Many of the injured were hurt when a glass wall at the rink shattered.
Crews are working to reach those who are trapped- Authorities say it'll take hours to get everyone out.
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Do you feel safe at the mall?
33-percent of American shoppers say they don't in the wake of September 11th.
National numbers also show the resulting economic slowdown is keeping Christmas spending to a minimum.
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Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is at Tanglewood Mall.
Jen, do Roanoker's feel the same?
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No Jean, at least not the ones I talked to.
People say they haven't even thought about how safe the malls around here are.
AND they say, they're spending more money this year than they did last year.
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((TERESA NICELY: IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER TO SPEND MONEY. AND GIVE TO PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE THING IS ALL ABOUT, CHRISTMAS IS GIVING TO OTHER PEOPLE AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL HAPPY.))
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America's Research Group statistics report four out of five shoppers have spent more of their dollars at the major discount stores -- WalMart, K-Mart and Target.. that's an all time high.
That's causing trouble for high-end department stores, but not for mid-level stores like Penney's.
Managers there say its a "Clothing Year"... that means people are going for sweaters rather than computers... which was last year's gift of choice for many.
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Statistics show only about half of holiday shoppers have all of it done... even though there are only five days left.
That's evident here at Tanglewood. The parking lot is almost full.
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But big changes are in store for the Mall.
We'll tell you about that, Jean, tonight at 6.
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Virginia's next governor has appointed more staff members- and at least one is someone local residents will recognize. We'll tell you who it is next,
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[VO] and we'll hear about one doctor's homemade cold remedy. He says it's nothing to sneeze at.
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Virginia Tech officials say Governor Gilmore's final budget proposal is painting a bleak picture for the University.
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Spokesman Larry Hincker says meeting the proposed cuts in operating costs may impact the size of Tech's faculty and education quality. He says the reductions for Tech translate into 5-million dollars for the current year and as much as 20-million for the first year of the new budget.
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Governor Gilmore is also proposing to lift the 4-year tuition freeze at state colleges and Universities. But Hincker says with the proposed tuition increase capped at 2-hundred dollars per year...it would only cover about a quarter of the requested cuts.
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Governor-elect Mark Warner named two more cabinet members today ... and one hails from Southside.
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Warner selected former Danville delegate Whitt Clement to be his Secretary of Transportation.
Clement served on the General Assembly for 14 years before retiring to run for State Attorney General earlier this year.
He was a senior member of the House Transportation Committee.
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Warner also appointed John William Marshall as Secretary of Public Safety.
Marshall was a state trooper.. who served on the state police for 14 years.
Until this year, he was director of the United State Marshall Service... where he was appointed by President Clinton.
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In health check tonight,
We're heading into cold season -- so that means some of you will be coming down with the sniffles.
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Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with some of the best ways to relieve the symptoms.
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Jean,
There are more than 200 viruses that cause colds.
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While there is no cure --there are over-the counter medications and home remedies that can help.
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With so many options for treating a cold --how do you know which one to choose?
Doctor Kevin Kelleher says most medicines are virtually the same. They are either decongestants, antihistamines or a combination of the both.
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But Kelleher says decongestants have side effects--such as increasing the heart rate, raising blood pressure, and they can keep you awake.
He says Vicks vapo rub is a good alternative --it's a decongestant that doesn't have all the side effects.
He also recommends zinc --BUT it has to be taken at the first sign of a cold.
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But if over-the-counter options aren't for you --Kelleher recommends drinking plenty of fluids, and a taking a hot shower --and he says the recipe for the Ol' Time Nasal Wash really seems to work. .
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There are two ways to avoid catching a cold. Viruses can stay on object for up to 4 hours. So you should wash your hands often and keep them away from your face.
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Coming up next, we will tell you about a group that is putting the CLAWS in its pictures with Santa.
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The mad rush of shoppers and last-minute holiday errands has begun... but in all the excitement... Spot or Fluffy may feel a little left out.
Jacey Birch spent some time today finding a picture perfect way to include your animal friends in the seasonal spirit.
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Coming up next, Barry Bonds is looking to arbitration for a GIANT salary,
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And he said he looked like a butterfly and stung like a bee.. Now the story of Muhammed Ali comes to the big screen.
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A glimpse of the film coming up on News 7.
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It was not a good day on Wall Street as both the NASDAQ and the Dow Jones suffered big losses.
Ed Crane has more.
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Thursday two minute ticker.
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The 2001 Group A girls basketball team was released today and Glenvar's Allyson Fasnacht is the Associated Press Player of the Year.
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The five foot seven point guard led Glenvar to its second state title in the last five years as the Highlanders beat 3 Rivers district rival Radford at the Salem Civic Center.
The Sophmore led the Highlanders to a 27 and 2 record she averaged 13 points and 4 assists a game during the regular season.
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Fasnacht was joined on the first team by 2000 player of the year Roshana Jackson of Appalachia, LaShay Collier of J.J. Kelly, Erin Christiana of Goochland and Stacy Shepard of Altavista.
Eastern Montgomery's Kate Childress earned a spot on the second team.

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As it stands now, Barry Bonds will probably finish his career in the Bay Area.
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Bonds accepted the San Francisco Giant's offer of Salary arbitration several hours before the deadline last night.

He could wound up with a one year contract worth at leastt 20 million dollars.
Bonds set the home run mark after hitting 73 last season however, that plus his fourth M-V-P award did attract the big contract from other teams in the league.
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Bonds finished the season with an 863 slugging percentage, 177 walks, batting 328 with 137 R-B-I's.


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Two members of the Roanoke Express will play in the East Coast Hockey League's All star game.
Roanoke Wingers Rick Kowalsky and Vern Fiddler were chosen by the Northern Conference head coaches to play in the 2002 all star game.
Kowalksy, who was chosen as a starter, is Roanoke's leading scorer with 18. He also leads the team with 7 power play goals.
Fiddler is second on the express with 26 points. He has had 10 of those points in the last five contests.
And coming up at six more from the Hokies as they prepare for the Gator Bowl Jean will be back in a moment.

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Shoppers picking up last minute gifts at Valley View Mall today were given a lesson in gun safety.
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Project HomeSafe along with local and state law enforcement handed out free gun locks.
Parents were also encouraged to take a gun safety pledge with their children as part of the project.
The project's stop in Roanoke is part of a fourteen day tour of the state.
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His power extended far behind the boxing ring... Now the film about Mohammad Ali hits theaters.
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"Ali" stars Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight and Mario Van Peebles among others.
It portrays the smart talking fast stepping Cassius Clay.. who eventually dropped his original name and became Muahmmad Ali.. refusing to go to Vietnam.
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Michael Mann directs the epic drama- about the best loved, most controverial international sports hero.
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