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Up next on News7--
State police say it may take several days to figure out exactly what led to a chain reaction collision on Interstate 81 last night.
Dozens of cars were involved.
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And a Botetourt county jury finds a former prison guard guilty of dealing drugs to inmates.



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Flash flood watches have been issued for areas in West Virginia and a Tornado watch for our western viewing area...I'll have more on this weather situation in the forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A violent storm overnight has claimed two lives in Illinois, and injured more than a dozen others.
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Authorities say high winds ripped a two-block path through a trailer park in Centralia, a town in southern Illinois.
The winds also knocked down power lines and toppled trees.
The National Weather Service is trying to figure out whether it might have been a tornado that plowed through the town.
One local official says, "there's nothing left."
Centralia is located about 60 miles east of St. Louis.
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[81-Accident]


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An accident on Interstate 81 last night had all the right ingredients for one big mess...
40 cars collided on slick roads during rush hour... in a series of accidents that stretched over one- and -a- half miles.
Motorists were trapped in backed-up traffic for nearly four hours, as the mess was cleaned up.
Two people are still hospitalized. Teresa Hamilton has more on why state police say it may take several days sort it out.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Phipps/Driver; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Gift/Witness; :35]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Ferguson/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue;1:00]
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(( State police say it will likely be days before they sort out exactly what happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81, near Salem. A chain reaction collision that would leave more than a dozen people injured and some 40- vehicles damaged.
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[sot 02:52:10]
[IN Q= I FINALLY]

((SHANNON PHIPPS/WITNESS: I FINALLY GOT STOPPED, WAS SITTING BEHIND A CAR AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY HIT ME IN THE REAR END... I GOT OUT TO SEE WHO IT WAS AND THEY WAS MESSED UP PRETTY BAD.))
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[OUT = UP PRETTY BAD.]

Shannon Phipps and his co-workers are employed by a tree trimming company and because they often work along the Interstate are trained in first AID and CPR.
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[IN Q= AS SOON AS ]

((JEREMY GIFT/WITNESS: AS SOON AS I CAME UP ON THEM I NOTICED THE PASSENGER HAD LACERATIONS ACROSS HIS NECK, I TOOK MY SHIRT OFF AND I SAID PUT THIS ON YOUR NECK, I SAID THE AMBULANCE IS ON ITS WAY, DON'T MOVE, I ASKED HIM THE DAY, THE DATE, ALL OF THE FIRST AID STEPS. ))
[OUT Q= FIRST AID STEPS.]
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Seven other people would also be transported to the hospital-- But authorities say only one of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. For those working the accident-- it would prove to be a challenging evening.
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((MAKING SURE WE KEPT UP WITH EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE AND MAKING SURE WE GOT EVERYONE ADEQUATELY TREATED. ))
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State police believe slick roads are to blame for the chain reaction collision... which covered approximately a half mile of the interstate. Witnesses say it was raining at the time of the accident.
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((IT WAS REAL SLICK OUT HERE, I MEAN A STORM HAD JUST COME THROUGH AND IT WAS RAINING PRETTY HARD.))
But State police say even if weather was a factor, charges could be filed, once they figure out exactly what happened.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County. ))


[Robertson]


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After two days of testimony, it only took a Botetourt County jury one hour to find a former prison guard guilty of dealing drugs to inmates.
Randy Robertson was convicted on two counts of distributing oxycontin and sentenced to serve 25 years.
Two inmates came forward alleging that Robertson, then a guard at the Botetourt County prison Camp 25, had tried to sell them the drug.
He was caught on tape trying to do it.
Robertson had pleaded NOT guilty to the charges.
He'll be formally sentenced in August.

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Authorities in Carroll County have arrested three people on drug charges. Police say that 56-year-old Elmond Marshall of Fancy Gap, 33-year-old Kathy Renay Manning and 25-year-old Rhonda Ann Ousley of Hillsville are charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Police also charged the three with possession of a firearm. Officials found stolen property, money and drug paraphernalia at the home.
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The situation has changed in the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem We'll have the latest.
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Also America's support of Israel is being blamed for two overseas explosions this morning.
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[Middle-East]


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In Bethlehem, a deal to end the five- week standoff at the Church of the Nativity is dead for the moment.
Tom Fenton explains what happened.
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[SUPER=01-Jacob Dallal/Israeli Army Spokesman; :30]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/CBS News; :43]
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(( SCRIPT Early this morning everything was ready. Buses were brought in to Bethlehem. The Israeli army made last minute arrangements. Priests discussed final details in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity. Most of the Palestinians inside would be freed or sent to Gaza. Thirteen top wanted terrorists would remain inside until negotiators could find a country to take them. Then once again, the deal fell through. Israel blamed the gunmen inside for making last min
ute demands. (SOT CAPTAIN JACOB DALLAL, ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN) SO WE HAVE GONE BACK TO THE SITUATION WE HAD YESTERDAY

EVENING, NAMELY AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE, BUT WE WERE STILL NOT AT A STAGE WHERE WE WERE READY TO IMPLEMENT. When it will be implemented is anybody's guess now. After more than five weeks, the Israeli siege of the church goes on. Tom Fenton, CBS News, Tel Aviv ))

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The family of a Mennonite peace activist from Roanoke is appealing to Israeli authorities to release their son. Nathan Musselman is being held in a prison near Tel Aviv for aiding Palestinians in the West Bank. Keith Humphry has more.
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((THERE IS NO QUESTION THE PALESTINIANS IN THE WEST BANK DO SUFFER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=do suffer]

Neal Musselman has seen it for himself. He visited his son in late January and early February and saw the living conditions. He feels his son Nathan is simply coming to the aid of an oppressed people, the Palestinians.
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[IN Q=He would take]

((HE WOULD TAKE ISSUE WITH SOME OF THE ISRAELI DOMESTIC POLICIES, BUT IS THERE TO OFFER ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE TO THE VIOLENCE IN THIS CONFLICT, THAT IS A NON-VIOLENT, PEACEFUL MEANS OF RECONCILIATION.)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=reconciliation.]

Nathan has been held for a week now- -after he and five other Americans enabled another group of activists to re-supply Palestinian gunmen holed up in the Church of the Nativity.
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((HE SAYS HE IS BEING TREATED WELL, NOT BEEN ABUSED IN ANY WAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=in any way.]

Nathan Musselman's primary concern at the moment is that he'll be deported without being able to return to Palestine to complete his studies. He was due to come home in the Fall. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

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Investigators are looking into a possible anti- American connection in a bombing today outside two fast food restaurants in Lebanon.
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A bomb containing nearly three pounds of T-N-T ripped through a building that houses a K-F-C restaurant and a Hardee's.
No one was hurt in the explosion, but a worker was later cut by falling glass while cleaning up debris.
The Israeli offensive against the Palestinians has sparked a wave of demonstrations against Israel and the U-S.
Local owners of American fast-food shops have been taking out ads denying that the money they earn helps Israel.
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Authorities now say at least 29 people are dead and another 150 injured after a remote- controlled mine exploded in Russia today.
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The mine blew up a bus carrying a military band to festivities marking the defeat of the Nazis nearly 60 years ago.
Victims of the blast also included children and veterans.
A Russian news agency says officials believe the attack may have been staged by local warlords, in reponse to the recent arrest of several militants.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility.
An investigation is under way.
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[Human-Cloning]


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An Italian doctor has gone public with what he claims are active attempts to clone "human beings". Allen Pizzey reports from Rome.
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((SCRIPT (Presser) V/O: The self-styled leading expert on human cloning claimed three women are ten... seven and a half and severn weeks pregnant with cloned babies... but offered no proof. Dr Severino Antinori implied one was in an Islam
ic coutnry. (NATSOT Antinori in Italian) V/O: At a press conference where he railed against the foreign press... and re

fused to give any specifics other than to say he was the 'cultural coordinator' of the project... the Italian fertility specialist said it was easier to clone a human than an animal. (Dolly the Sheep/other clones) V/O: The world's most famous clone... Dolly the sheep... is experiencing helath problems... which Dr Antinori blamed on eating too much to please photographers. A variety of animals have been cloned... but their creators have cautioned against trying it with humans. (Cells being divided) V/O: Moral and political issues have prompted many countries...including the US ... to propo
se anti-cloning laws. Dr Antinori made a convoluted plea for backing from the AMerican people. (SOT Dr Severino Antinor

i -) "To refuse the campaign of President Bush". (Presser) V/O: But he repeatedly refused to answer whether or not he was directly involved in cloning. O/C: Dr Antinori inferred he could be prosecuted under Italian law. Whether or not that's true isn't clear.. but doctor has provided himself with a convenient way to distance himself if the experiment goes wrong...as it has done in 97% of attempts to clone animals. AP, CBS News, Rome. ))
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A local plant is getting a big new contract. We'll have the details after the break...
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and we will see what one lingerie designer is doing to support the world's soccer moms.
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A plant in Roanoke has landed a big new contract.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

I-T-T Industries Night Vision beat out a Texas company for what could amount to a 450- million dollar contract over the next five years. The Roanoke County company will supply night vision equipment for ground forces of the U-S Army. I-T-T will also provide state-of- the-art night-vision goggles for pilots.
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[IN Q=The V-3 variant]

((JOHN DOMALSKI/MILITARY MARKETING VICE PRESIDENT; THE V3 VARIANT WILL HAVE HIGHER LOW LIGHT LEVEL SENSITIVITY, IT WILL HAVE BETTER HIGH PERFORMANCE AND IT WILL HAVE IMPROVED COSMETICS THAT WILL MAKE THE IMAGE MORE CLEAR AND JUST BRIGHTER OVERALL FOR THE PILOT TO SEE.))
[SUPER=01-John Domalski/Military Marketing Vice President; :00]
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[OUT Q=for the pilot to see.]
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The company does NOT expect to hire any additional workers-- but says this contract will certainly provide job security for the company's 848- employees over the next several years.
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[World-Cups]


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There's a new product for female soccer fans whose love of the sport is more than just SKIN deep...
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Triumph International has come out with official WORLD CUP lingerie.
With two soccer balls on the bra, and one soccer ball on the briefs, it could be soccer's sexiest HAT TRICK-- the term used when three goals are scored by the same player in one game.
The lingerie manufacturer is aiming for fans who want some spirited SUPPORT at the upcoming South Korea- Japan World Cup.
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[SOT 3:20:55]
[IN Q=All ladies]

((CHRISTIAN THOMA/EXECUTIVE TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL: ALL LADIES WHO LOVE SOCCER, AS YOU KNOW, MORE THAN 50% OF JAPANESE SOCCER FANS ARE LADIES. I TALKED TO A FEW OF THEM AND THEY SAID THEY WOULDN'T BE SCARED TO WEAR THIS PRODUCT OPENLY DURING THE SOCCER GAME." ))
[SUPER=01-Christian Thoma/Executive Triumph International;]
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[OUT Q=during the soccer game.]
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That could be distracting-- and also a bit expensive-- the soccer set costs about 130- dollars.
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Coming up next on the newscast, one of the most successful teams in NASCAR has fired its driver,
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and first it was green and purple ketchup, but would you buy BLUE cola? Pepsi is betting the answer is yes.
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Hendrick Motor Sports and driver Jerry Nadeau have gone their separate ways.
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Nadeau, who took over the ride at the outset of the 2000 campaign, is currently 28th in the Winston Cup points race.
Two seasons ago, he won the season- ending NAPA 500 at Atlanta.
While with Hendrick, Nadeau posted seven top- 5 finishes, 15 top 10's and two outside poles in 81 starts.
Joe Nemechek will fill in temporarily.
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[S-Lowes]


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Meanwhile the Winston Cup drivers are taking a break from the fast lane out of respect for the ladies who are possibly more important than their cars..their mothers. But mom always says practice makes perfect and drivers are listening.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC;:00]

The Lowe's Motor Speedway wrapped up two days and two nights of testing with nearly 20 Winston Cup and Busch Grand National drivers taking advantage of the open test session. The fastest of them all was rookie Jimmie Johnson, driving the Lowe's Chevy.
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[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Fastest in Testing - 181.512mph; :06]
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[OUT Q=...good shape."]
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The Cup cars did the majority of their testing under the lights. Mark Martin posted the fifth fastest time. He wants to win at Charlotte badly.
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[IN Q=WELL...]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Fifth Fastest in Testing; :00]
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[OUT Q=...WE HAVE."]
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[vo nat con't] The Winston all-star race is May 18th, the Busch race the 25th and the Coca-Cola 600 is May 26th.
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[S-Cutler]


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Liberty High School's head - and only - baseball coach is now in his 38th season.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]


And last night the school named the Liberty High School field after Jim Cutler.
The Booster club also presented Cutler with a 19-77 state championship ring.
Cutler is a member of the Salem/Roanoke Valley Hall of fame and the Virginia High school League Hall of fame, but still he gives much of the praise to the people around him.
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[OUT Q=......that's why i'm right here today"]
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Cutler is the second winningest coach in Virginia ,as he inches closer to 500 career victories.
He has coached many great players, including current Jefferson Forest coach Jim Thacker.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Thacker/Jefferson Forest Baseball Coach; :0]
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[OUT Q=....to pay their respects to him"]
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After the ceremony, Coach Cutler and his Minutemen take on rival Jefferson forest.
In the top of the second, Jefferson Forest's Steven Dodgion connects on a single that allows a runner to score from third, and it's 2-nothing.
A few batters later, A.J. Lucadamo gets another single with his hit to right field. That allows Dodgion to score from second.
3-zip.
[SUPER=34-Jefferson Forest/12/Liberty/3;]Liberty ties it up in the bottom of the second when Jason Collins rips one to

right field, scoring Kurt Dent and Eric McGuire, 3-3. But Forest scores 9 unanswered runs to win 12-3, and clinch the Seminole District regular season championship.
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[Pepsi]


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The people behind Pepsi Cola are happily singing the blues about their latest product.
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It's new Pepsi Blue-- an electric blue- colored soda that mixes the flavors of cola and berries.
Pepsi hopes it will be a hit with the lucrative teen market.
Even though it looks a lot like window cleaner, two thirds of the teenagers tested said they would buy the drink once it becomes available in August.
The company says Pepsi Blue was the winner out of more than 100 new colas it tested.
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