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Today on News 7 at 5, three girls are dead following an overnight fire. Local authories say it may be arson.
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Also 250 people are killed after a passenger train catches fire in Egypt.
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It was a sad showing for such dark clouds. What's ahead now. Forecast details coming up.

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Governor Warner endorses a plan that would allow Virginia voters to raise taxes. We'll have the latest,
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and we will meet a local woman who has experienced first hand the anxiety of waiting for a heart transplant.
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Three children are dead following a house fire overnight in Halifax County. Now state and local authorities are calling their deaths suspicious and are conducting an arson investigation.
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Marya Jones is outside the Halifax County Courthouse with the latest. Marya, are authorities treating these deaths as homicides?
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The judge in Andrea Yates trial in Houston ruled today that the jury will see video and photos of the crime scene- showing her five dead children- after she drowned them.
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It's believed the pictures will show four of the Yates children tucked into their parents bed- the fifth still in the bathtub.
The defense did not want the photos shown- and defense lawyers earlier had accused the prosecution of trying to inflame the jury by showing the children's clothing in court.
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Trial has recessed for the day- the photos still have not been show to jurors.

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A train filled with passengers catches fire in Egypt- as many as 250 people are dead-
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The train was packed with Egyptians heading south from Cairo for the biggest Muslim holiday of the year.
The train's engineer was not aware of the fire and the train continued traveling as the train cars burned-
Many passengers jumped out of windows to their deaths trying to escape the flames.
Others were overcome with smoke- even after the train stopped.
It's believed the fire may have started in the first carriage which houses the kitchen-
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Air Traffic Control tapes may help investigators figure out what caused an American airlines jet to crash in New York last year.
As Gretchen Carlson reports- those tapes were released to the public today.
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(( ((THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 587 CAME JUST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS, AND RATTLED AN ALREADY SHAKEN NEW YORK CITY. ALL 260 PEOPLE ON BOARD AND 5 PEOPLE ON THE GROUND WERE KILLED WHEN THE JET SLAMMED INTO A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD JUST A COUPLE MINUTES AFTER TAKING OFF FROM JFK AIRPORT. "Uh, New York, American 587 heavy, thirteen hundred feet, we're climbing to five thousand.") THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TAPES, RELEASED TODAY, SHOW THINGS BEGAN NORMALLY FOR FLIGHT 587. THE PLANE LIFTED OFF AROUND 9:15AM AND GOT AIRBORNE. BUT QUICKLY, SOMETHING WENT WRONG AND ANOTHER NEARBY PLANE ALERTED THE TOWER. TOWER TAPE W/GRAPHIC, "Tower look to the south, there's an aircraft crashing. Say again? An aircraft just crashed to the south of the field. An aircraft crashed south of the field? Affirm, a fireball.") OTHER PLANES REPORTED BLACK SMOKE BILLOWING UP FROM THE GROUND.
TOWER TAPE W/GRAPHIC, "OK, just to let you know we saw a huge, um, tremendous amount of black smoke, uh, south of Long Island. Uh, we're turning to the south of it now..." THOUGH THE CAUSE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED, FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON THE VERTICAL STABILIZER AND RUDDER, WHICH BROKE OFF AFTER THE PLANE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE, POSSIBLY CAUSED BY THE WAKE OF THE PLANE IN FRONT OF IT. GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Governor Mark Warner is challenging the House of Delegates to approve a statewide sales tax referendum for education, and regional votes to raise money for transportation.
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Today, Warner said he is throwing his full support behind legislation introduced by Manassas Senator Chuck Colgan.
The measure calls for a statewide vote on a half-cent sales tax increase for schools. Voters in northern Virginia and Tidewater would decide if they want another half-cent for road construction.
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Colgan's bill won easy approval in the Senate, but House Speaker Vance Wilkins remains opposed to a statewide referendum this Fall.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local family loses its home to fire.
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[VO] Also officials in Georgia say the number of bodies piled up at a crematorium could reach 300.
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Georgia officials fear the body count will rise dramatically outside a crematorium.
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Searchers have already discovered 206 bodies that were not disposed of as promised.
They were stacked in sheds and vaults on the Tri-State Crematory property and dumped in nearby woods.
Some of the bodies were found yesterday at another location, about 150 yards behind the home of the operator Ray Marsh.
Rain this morning threatened further recovery efforts, but it's letting up, allowing investigators to continue their search.
Officials say the count could pass 300.
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An early morning blaze in Moneta left a family of five homeless.
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The family escaped unharmed, but the fire at the home on Harvey's Creek Road killed a pet dog and snake.
It apparently started in the basement.
The homeowner, Barrett Johnson, says he thinks an electrical problem may have ignited the fire, but officials have not named the cause.
At least a half dozen fire companies helped smother the flames.
Officials say the house is a total loss.
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The new film, "John Q" tells the story of a fathers desperate attempt to save the life of his son who is in need of a heart transplant.
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As health check reporter Joy Sutton tells us many people know that desperation all too well- as they wait for donor organs.
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Jean, There are nearly 80-thousand people currently waiting for organ transplants.
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2-thousand of those are in Virginia. Today I spoke with a local woman who received a heart transplant. She says the movie is very realistic.
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While the film John Q is the fictional story of a boy in need of a heart transplant --it was all too real for Alice Richardson.
Just like Mike one day Alice was feeling fine --the next she was critically ill after a virus attacked her heart.
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Without a transplant she would die. Richardson says she can understand how John must have felt knowing his son would die without a transplant. She says the only thing that kept her going was prayer.
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In the film, John takes hostages at the hospital --when insurance won't pay for his sons transplant.
While Richardson had insurance, she was on the organ waiting list for three months. Doctors told her she probably wouldn't have lived much longer.
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The green ribbons on this special ornament with her middle name, "JOY", shows the 10 years Richardson has lived since the transplant. She says she now has a new mission in life.
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While the lack of insurance held up Mike's transplant. The shortage of organ donors keeps many children waiting. Currently, there are more than 250 children nationwide in need of a heart.))
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And every day about 15 people die waiting on organ transplants.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we're not sure if Patrick is putting on a happy face, but he is joining us to tell us about the Chinese Opera.
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A night at the opera will take on some international flair this week for students in Roanoke, as a troupe of Chinese Opera singers comes to town.
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Tonight, the group is taking part in a make-up workshop, so perhaps Patrick Evans will be sporting a whole new look..
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A mistake by the producers of Survivor is putting more money in the pocket of a local man. We'll explain a little later,
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..and Steve Mason will catch up with one of the best basketball players to ever come out of the Piedmont District.
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On Wall Street today, a late rally pushed the stock markets to a triple digit gain.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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It's time now for our two minute ticker and Wednesday always means notes from the hard wood.
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Steve Mason visits with one the Piedmont District's best players of all time who is now in the ACC in this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((Heather Miller's versatility is hardly limited to the diverse basketball skills she developed at Bassett. She can cover defenders and she now looks like a cover girl for a super modeling magazine. But her sophomore season has been anything but pretty. A stress fracture in her back that was found during the preseason has forced her to miss all of the 2001-2002 season. ((:)) The back ailment has sidelined Miller physically, but she has found other ways to contribute to her Wake Forest team.

((:)) Heather is Bassett's and the Piedmont District all time leading scorer male or female with 2 thousand 395 points and the memories are never far away. ((:)) When Miller and her demon Deacons play at UVa, Heather rooms with William Fleming product Tonia Brown, who is third in the ACC in three point shooting. ((:))
Miller says she will be back to play next season but has not decided whether or not she will designate this season as a red shirt year. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))


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The U-S Women's Hockey Team is poised to win another Gold Medal this week.
As Jennifer Miller reports the women are primed and ready for a repeat in Salt Lake City.
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12:23:02 CHRIS BAILEY/DEFENSEMAN We really felt like pioneers in the sense of women being able to have more opportunities.
THEY KNOCKED DOWN BARRIERS FOR YOUNGER GIRLS SUCH AS 16 YEAR OLD LYNDSAY WALL --THE YOUNGEST ON THE TEAM.
12:12:36 LYNDSAY WALL Thats kind of cool to say.
10:56:18 CAMMI GRANATO She doesnt have her license so I give her grief sometimes.
STANDUP BRIDGE: SHE MAY NOT HAVE HER LICENSE, BUT WHEN SHE COMPETES AT THE E-CENTER ON THURSDAY SHE'LL HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF 14 RETURNING GOLD MEDAL WINNERS TO GUIDE HER AND OTHER NEW PLAYERS SUCH AS JULIE CHU.

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SHE PASSED UP A CHANCE TO GO TO HARVARD
JULIE CHU/FORWARD 12:37:48 I think I gave it up for my dream.
. A DREAM TO GO FOR THE GOLD WITH 98S GROUNDBREAKERS LIKE CAPTAIN CAMMI GRANATO
10:51:20 CAMMI GRANATO The main thing is that were a we, not an I, this is a team sport.
AND THIS TEAM CAME TO SALT LAKE FOLLOWING AN UNDEFEATED PRE-OLYMPIC TOUR ... IT'S SUITING UP FOR ONE MORE WIN ... WITH A GOLD MEDAL TO MATCH... JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY.))

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CBS has admitted a mistake was made in the last Survivor and Rich Valley farmer Tom Buchanan is 100 thousand dollars richer as a result.
In the next to last immunity challenge, Kim won the challenge by identifying Kelly as the contestant with no piercings.
However after the last episode, producers discovered that Lindsey didn't have any either.
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Lex had guessed her name in the challenge. Later in that episode, Buchanan was voted off the show. In order to patch things up, CBS paid both Lex and Big Tom a hundred thousand dollars each.
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