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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke officials say the drought is not the city's only water problem,
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and an employee of a skating rink says she tried to stopped an angry father from killing another man.
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The next 24 hours stay rather cold But a bit of a warm up is expected by mid week. Full forecast details in just a few minutes.

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In Sports, a successful N-F-L Coach is fired.
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Also we'll will meet a figure skater who is trying to comback from a disfiguring accident on the ice.
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A Low water level at Carvins Cove is only a temporary problem.
City officials say what lies beneath is cause for greater concern.
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Pipes that bring the water from the Cove to Roanoke homes are nearly 60 years old and must be replaced.
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That's why council is exploring all of its options.
One involves injecting a substance into the pipes, which solidifies making them good for another 50 years.
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((MIKE MCEVOY: THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO TEAR-UP THE STREET. THE BIGGEST DISADVANTAGE IS THE COST AND SINCE YOU'RE WORKING INSIDE THE PIPE, THOSE CUSTOMERS HAVE TO BE GIVEN TEMPORARY SERVICE.))
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Meanwhile water levels at Carvins Cove are down nearly 20 feet.
Council debated mandating water restrictions but decided against it, asking citizens to conserve instead.
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((Linda Wyatt : WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING OUR CITIZENS TO MAKE SOME CHANGES REGARDLESS OF WHICH WAY WE GO WITH THIS, WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING FOR SOME PRETTY HEAVY-DUTY CHANGES.))
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The City says it expects levels to rise with spring showers.
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Jury selection is getting underway in the capital murder trial of Andrea Yates- the mother accused of drowning her five children.
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Yates husband arrived at court hoping for a panel of men and women as forgiving as he is.
Sixty potential jurors have started filling out questionairees.
Then.... prosecutors and defense lawyers will begin questionining them.
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((JURY SELECTION IS THE WHOLE BALLGAME HERE REALLY. IF THE DEFESNE CAN GET ONE SINGLE JUROR WHO SYMPATHIZES OR EMPHATHIZES TO ANDREA YEATS, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO SAVE HER LIFE..))
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Testimony is not expected to begin until next month.
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In a Massachusetts courtroom... jurors heard a tape of father telling police about the fight- in which he allegedly beat another parent to death.
Thomas Junta tells police it was just two guys arguing about their son's hockey practice.
As Gretchen Carlson reports, jurors also heard testimony from an ice rink manager.
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((A medical expert and a Massachusetts State Trooper took the stand in the Thomas Junta manslaughter case on Monday, but the most compelling testimony came from Nancy Blanchard, the assistant manager at the ice rink where Michael Costin was killed. Blanchard was at the rink on July 5, 2000, the day the fight broke out between Junta and Costin and struggled through tears to describe the final blows that led to Costin's death. Screaming to make him stop...You're going to kill him (paraphrased) Blanchard says the two men fought twice. After the first altercation she says she asked Junta to leave but a short time later Junta returned with a red face and clenched fists, pushing her out of the way as she tried to stop him from coming back in.
Nancy Blanchard/Asst. Rink Manager: "He just kept walking and when he got closer to me he just pushed me into the wall." Blanchard then claimed Junta threw Costin to the ground.
Nancy Blanchard/Asst. Rink Manager "There were many, many times, but I could say six or seven times."
Jurors also listened to the taped statements Junta gave to police shortly after the incident. In it Junta claimed he didn't recall being confronted by Nancy Blanchard as he came back into the rink.
Thomas Junta on Audio Tape: "I dont recall her precisely saying that to me but I couldnt say no because I dont know."))

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Six of the bootleggers caught up in Operation Lightning Strike were sentenced today in federal court. Half of them were simply placed on probation, because they didn't know that much and had agreed to tell what they did know.
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Dee Stanley was the exception. He'll serve three and a half years in prison and have to pay a 75-hundred dollar fine.
The legendary Franklin County moonshiner had cooperated with the government, but his past put him in a criminal category where the government asked for prison time ...even while giving him credit for helping to identify other defendants.

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((WE KNEW MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE, HOWEVER, THE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TODAY FILLED IN SOME OF THE BLANKS... ONES WE DIDN'T KNOW OR ONES WHERE WE WERE UNCERTAIN ABOUT.))
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Dee Stanley's son, Jason, was sentenced to one year in prison and fined three thousand dollars. Kenny Cobbler also got a 12-month prison term. Steve Motley was placed on probation, despite the government's recommendation of an eight year setence.
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A new communications system that would help emergency workers in a disaster won't be ready to market for several months-
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But, researchers from Virginia Tech were in Chatham today giving local, state and federal officials a preview of their new wireless technology.
The system uses a new broadband radio that allows authorities to communicate with each other and access vital information over the Internet... even if power and phone lines have been wiped out.
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((DR. CHARLES BOSTIAN/VA TECH RESEARCHER: AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, THERE'S BEEN A WHOLE LOT MORE INTEREST, WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS FROM MILITARY AND CIVIL FEDERAL AGENCIES ABOUT HOW THIS COULD BE USED.))
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The research was funded by a 1 and a half million dollar federal grant.
Officials say it will take the same amount to make the system ready for market.
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The U-S says it is still dropping bombs on terrorist hot spots in Afghanistan. We'll have the details after the break.
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[VO] Also we will tell you why some people believe this weekend's suicide plane crash will make it difficult for student pilots across the country.
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The U-S battle against Taliban and Al Qaida forces is not over...
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Pentagon officials are making that clear today- saying U-S warplanes are continuing to hit a hotbed of terrorist support in Eastern Afghanistan.
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((STUFFLEBEEM: THEY ARE OBVIOULSY WIDELY DISPERSED. THEY ARE ATTEMTING TO TRY TO REGROUP SO THAT THEY CAN AMASS FOR LEADERSHIP AND MISCHIEF PURPOSES.))
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Stufflebeem says the forces have weapons stockpiles-
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Meanwhile a delegation of U-S senators arrived at an air base north or Kabul for a meeting with Afghan interim leader Hamid Karzai. The nine member delegation includes both republicans and democrats.
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Grief counselors were on hand at a Florida high school today, but they had no one to counsel.
No students have stopped in yet to talk to the counselors- who were sent to the school where 15-year-old Charles Bishop went.
Bishop was the teenager who crashed a plane into a Tampa skyscraper Saturday.
Authorities said today it was an isolated incident by a boy with few friends.
But as Jennifer Jones tells us, the crash has sent ripples through small airports across the country.
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((A 15 year old student pilots apparent mimic of the September 11th attacks has added another school of thought to what until Saturday was just a routine flight class for Instructor Tobe Ward. --
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Flight Instructor It definitely raises concerns and issues and makes you think twice.
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Even as she and her 20-year old student go through the preflight check list --
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checking to make sure the fuel is topped off , checking the oil. -- As an instructor, she realizes there are few preventive measures. -- Tobe Ward Flight Instructor as the students progress further and further along they are flying more and more by themselves and youre signing them off to go up and practice by themselves so eventually you have to let goyoure not always going to be with them. -- In Florida, the teenage student pilot Charles Bishop was given permission to pre flight the Cessna 172R --
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in:Because we knew him, we allowed him to take the dispatch book which had the airplane keys downstairs to wait for his instructor -- But the teenage boy took off without clearenceand within an hour slammed into a 42-story building in downtown Tampaleaving behind a suicide notepolice say praising the works of Osama Bin Laden.
This student pilot now aware of how the actions of one Young teen will likely affect his life as a pilot in training. --
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I think definitely people are going to watch any student pilot more closely and I not going to take it personally because I would do the same if I were in their position.
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Sept. 11, not sure what else they could do to prevent something like this) jjcbsnews Concord, NC))

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Students learning how to tumble and turn at one local gymnastics school will soon have a new place to hone their skills.
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The Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics is nearing completion on their new facility near Tanglewood Mall.
The new 700-thousand dollar facility will double the space of the academy's current location.
Owner Dave Dickerson hopes the larger space will allow for expansion of the academy's existing programs.
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((DAVE DICKERSON/OWNER, ROANOKE ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS: THE SPACE HERE FORCED US TO DO OUR CLASSES AND OUR TEAMS TOGETHER IN THE SAME SPACE AND IT DIDN'T WORK REAL WELL FOR EITHER ONE.))
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The academy offers instruction to around 5-hundred students including three high school cheerleading teams.
They hope to have their move completed by early February.
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A promising young figure skater is trying to make a comeback. Paul (Bin-a- Bowse) Binnebose was on track to make this year's Winter Olympics, but a near fatal accident took that away.
Now two years later, he's trying hard to give his dream a lift.
Lee Cowan has more.
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"Straighten your leg."

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Every Wednesday morning -- at a skating rink outside Philadelphia.

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"Stay over it..."

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Skater Paul Binnebose teaches a move on the CARPET -- a move that almost killed him on the ICE.

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"(claps) Who wants to go get thrown!"

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The scars remain -- his face is half paralyzed.

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"Lee: You never thought you were going to fall. A: Oh no. I never thought I was going to fall."

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But he did -- in September 1999, while practicing a lift he had done hundreds of times.

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"All I know is, like that (snaps) I knew I was going down."

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Flying -- with his partner high above the ice, Paul's back suddenly spasmed -- and in his desperate effort to save HER, HE landed first -- on the back of his head.
The impact fractured his skull -- his brain swelled -- he stopped breathing twice -- caught pneumonia -- and went into a coma.
He was 21 years old -- and one the edge of skating greatness.

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"Announcer: Nice height!"

(NARR:) In pairs -- there were few better -- taking THIRD at the US

Nationals that year. He and his FORMER partner -- Laura Handy-- were on track to the Olympics -- maybe even a medal.
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"It was a remarkable career many thought was over -- a comeback impossible. But Paul had already come back from the dead -- coming back on the ice would be his next miracle."

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"One...two...and go! Good!"

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Paul is not only skating again -- he's training again -- with grace -- even humor.

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"...sings the tango..."

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His coach, Uschi Keszler.

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"He said to me, and that was kind of the biggest thing, he said as soon as he woke up, out of the coma, he wanted to do it again."

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After just a few months practice, he was performing again.

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"...music.."

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"It gave me a respect and a humbleness for the sport that I took for granted entirely, for years."

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Statistically, he figures, he's already had his accident -- and those are good enough odds to begin auditioning new partners -- and begin taking back what the accident took away. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Aston, Pennsylvania.))

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] and check these vehicles out. will it be enough to draw buyers into the showrooms?

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The world's car makers are showing off their new wares this week at the North American International Auto Show.
With a record sales year behind them, the manufacturers are gearing up for what are expected to be stormy days ahead.
Drew Levinson reports from Detroit.
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(((NAT SOUND INTRODUCTION OF A CAR) The world's automakers are putting on a happy face in Detroit. But underneath that shiny exterior is a chassis-ful of insecurity.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

"LAST YEAR WAS THE SECOND BEST SALES YEAR IN HISTORY, BUT PROFIT MARGINS WERE RAZOR THIN. NOW, WITH TODAY'S FLAILING ECONOMY WALLSTREET IS SEEING GLOOM AND DOOM FOR 2002.
Many auto experts are predicting sales to drop from more than 17 million vehicles to below 15 million.

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"THE ECONOMY IS GOING DOWN, PEOPLE ARE GETTING LAID OFF, THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE AS TO WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN."
This week Ford is expected to announce massive layoffs--it could be in the 10s of thousands and some plants could be shut down...others could follow in what is being considered survival of the fittest.

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"IT'S BRUTAL WHAT'S HAPPENING. THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE MOST VISIBLE RESTRUCTURING THAT ALL OF US WILL EXPERIENCE IN THE LAST 10 TO 15 YEARS."
General Motors put the brakes on production--the company doesn't want to be stuck with inventory.

(SOT BOB LUTZ/GM NORTH AMERICA)

"WE'RE PLANNING FOR A NOT SO GOOD YEAR, BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY QUICK TO REACT IF THE YEAR TURNS OUT TO BE BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT."
Detroit's big three have had major changes at the top with Ford being most visible. Namesake Bill Ford Junior is now in the driver's seat.
Though the automakers know their road to prosperity is full of potholes--they're hoping to buck the experts' predictions and convice Americans to keep on buying.Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.)) [Stats] [01/07/2002] [TWO SHOT TOSS] [WALK INTO]
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Coming up a little later, we will see what movie is working its magic at the box office,
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[VO] But first in Sports, one of the N-F-L's most successful coaches was fired today. Mike Stevens will have the details.


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On Wall Street today, profit takers pushed the major markets lower.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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The Carolina Panthers fired head football George Seifert this morning - just hours after the team finished up an embarrassing 1-and-15 campaign. Seifert leaves with mixed emotions.
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Michael Vick closed out his first NFL season yesterday as the Falcons were beaten handily by the St. Louis Rams.


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Vick got his second career start against the playoff bound Rams and finished with 176 yards passing and 58 more rushing. For the season he had 785 yards passing and 305 yards rushing. He averaged nearly 11 yards a carry on the ground. But he also was hampered by some rookie mistakes. In order to start and win next season he will have to cut down on the turnovers.
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Stacy Compton, the new driver for AJ Foyt had the fastest test time at Daytona today as he whipped his new Pontiac around the two and half mile oval at 183 point 087 miles an hour.
This is the first day for testing in Daytona as the Winston Cup teams got back on the track and started preparing for the February 17th Daytona 500. This also, is the first year for different makes to share test dates. Ward Burton in Dodge was second fastest, while rookie Jimmie Johnson in a Chevy was third.
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In one other note, Casey Atwood has picked a sponsor for the number 7 Dodge that he will drive this coming season. Sirius Satellite Radios - the new company that offers more than 60 commercial free radio stations through a device in your passenger car signed on with Atwood for two years today.
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Coming up on News 7 at Six - the heavyweights in the ACC found the going tough over the weekend. Steve Mason will check in with UVa and jubilant Steve Robinson tonight at the top of the hour. Take care folks and have a good night.

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The Lord of the Rings is also the King of the Box Office.
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It grossed more than 23 MILLION dollars to stay number one at the box office for the third straight week.
In that time the adaptation of the J.R. Tolkien book has made more than 206 MILLION dollars.
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Russell Crowe's new movie "A Beautiful Mind" opened a respectable second. "Ocean's Eleven" took the third place with nearly 12 Million dollars.
"Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius" was fourth and "The Royal Tenenbaums" came in fifth place.
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