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Today on News 7 at 5, the White House asks for and gets the resignations of a member of the President's Cabinet. We will the details.
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Plus an accident on Route 220 sends several people to the hospital including a two day old baby.

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Sunshine for the weekend but don't be fooled at tonight. Temperatures will flirt with the records. Expect teens and even single digits.

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Actress Winona Ryder learns if she is going to jail for shoplifting.
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Residents of Wythe County come out for some hard work to support their football team.
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Plus we will tell you why a Washington state family says they can now reveal the secrets of Big Foot. News 7 at Five is next.

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((THE PRESIDENT REMAINS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT ANYONE WITHOUT A JOB IN OUR COUNTRY.))
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Ironically because of that President Bush let two of his own go today.

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Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Economic Advisor Larry Lindsey are out. President Bush asked them to resign.


It comes amid concern about the stagnant economy, and news today that the nation's unemployment rate went up to six percent.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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(( LESS THAN TWO YEARS AFTER BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE NATION'S SHARPEST BUSINESS LEADERS--TREASURY SECRETARY PAUL O'NEILL AND ECONOMIC ADVISOR LARRY LINDSEY CALLED IT QUITS. O'NEILL WAS PLAGUED BY HIS OWN ILL-TIMED STATEMENTS AND LACK OF FINESSE IN DEALING WITH COMPLEX ISSUES. AND HIS BLUNT TALKING WAYS WORRIED INVESTORS AND MADE WALL STREET UNEASY.
IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT--PRESIDENT BUSH APPLAUDED O'NEIL AND LINDSEY'S EFFORTS.
ARI FLEISCHER, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: "The economy has gotten the boost and the recovery since this team, since President Bush took office. THE DEPARTURES OF O'NEILL AND LINDSEY SIGNAL A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ON THE ECONOMY. DEMOCRATS SAY IT IS A LONG OVERDUE WAKE-UP CALL, WITH UNEMPLOYMENT CREEPING UP AGAIN AND RECENT FED ACTION TO MODERATE INTEREST RATES. FOR PRESIDENT BUSH, IT'S A CHANCE TO START FROM SCRATCH TO GET HIS DUCKS IN A ROW FOR THE NEXT ELECTION. HENRY WILMORE, ECONOMIST, BARCLAY'S, "We have a presidential election in 2004, so they have a couple years now to get the economy really revved up. THE 67-YEAR OLD O'NEILL IS THE FIRST CABINET MEMBER TO LEAVE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND THERE ARE REPORTS MORE HIGH PROFILE DEPARTURES COULD BE ON THE WAY. DREW LEVINSON: THE ONE-TWO PUNCH OF THE O'NEILL AND LINDSEY RESIGNATIONS NOW OPENS THE DOOR FOR NEW BLOOD ON THE BUSH ECONOMIC TEAM. AMONG THOSE NAMED AS POSSIBLE CANDIDATES FOR TREASURY SECRETARY INCLUDE INVESTMENT COUNSELOR CHARLES SCHWAB. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))





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An accident in Franklin County this afternoon injured six people including a two-day old baby.
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The accident happened around one on northbound 220 in front of Dudley's Truck Stop just outside of Rocky Mount.
State Police say a Pontiac Sedan rear-ended a 91 Jeep Cherokee as the Jeep was slowing down to make a right hand turn.
Troopers say a 15 year old and an infant were ejected from the vehicle.
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The six victims were either take to Franklin Memorial or Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the Jeep is facing reckless driving charges.

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Salem Police say a woman's death in yesterday's storm is NOT suspicious.
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The preliminary autopsy report showed that Carol Dickerson of Bent Mountain did die of exposure. Police say Dickerson's car got stuck during the storm on Keagey Road, off of 419, She was found dead around 6 yesterday morning, in front of an empty medical building, next door to a hotel. Police say Dickerson did suffer a medical condition which may have made her confused in the cold weather.
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Six inches of snow isn't going to stop one area high school football team from playing in the semi-finals.
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The George Wythe High Maroons are supposed to play Gate City tomorrow at home .
But, school officials were worried they would be forced to cancel the game, because of the snow left behind on and around the field.
That prompted several folks in the community to come together and help remove the snow--which is what they have been doing almost non-stop since one-o-clock YESTERDAY afternoon.
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((KENNY SAYERS/FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER: WAS REALLY COLD LAST NIGHT AND COLD EARLY THIS MORNING, BUT, EVERYBODY JUST PITCHED IN AND WE JUST FORGOT ABOUT THE WEATHER AND TRIED TO GET THE SNOW OFF.))
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And the workers actually got an extra hand from a Bristol aviation company this afternoon, which sent out a helicopter to help dry the field.
Officials say now all they have to do is win the game.
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The local Red Cross says the blood supply is dangerously low. Joy Sutton will joins us live with that story.
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Plus Actress Winona Ryder is upset about comments made today by a prosecutor as she is sentenced for shop lifting.
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Iraq says it'll prove it doesn't have weapons of mass destruction with a document to be delivered to U-N inspectors tomorrow.
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Iraq says the document gives a full account of its weapons programs.
U-N Security Council members met with Chief Weapons inspector Hans Blix today to talk about the document, which is said to be 13-thousand pages long.
Experts say the dispute will be over what's absent from the report, not what's included.
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Meanwhile the White House says it has solid details that Iraq does have weapons of mass destruction.
Iraq's declaration will take several weeks to analyze because experts must first translate it from Arabic and then check it against information in a million page database.
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Customs agents raided a Boston-area software company today.
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A federal source tells the Associated Press that officials are looking into whether P-Tech is partly owned by someone on a list of potential terrorist financiers.
Sources also say the investigation is focusing on links between P-Tech officials and certain charities.
The company's chief product officer told reporters as he walked into work this morning that P-Tech has no terrorist links.
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If actress Winona Ryder is caught shoplifting again, she WILL go to prison.
Today a judge was blunt as he sentenced her to probation and community service.
Donna Tetreault (TAY-TROH) is in Los Angeles with more.
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((WINONA RYDER WON'T BE GOING TO JAIL BUT SHE WILL PAY THE PRICE FOR SHOPLIFTING.
Judge Elden Fox "Ms. Ryder will be placed on 36 months of probation. "
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Judge Elen Fox. there's going to be a need for you to confront what I consider aberrant behavior.''
TRACK- DURING THE SENTENCING, RYDER DID NOT ADDRESS THE COURT BUT HER LAWYER, DID....POINTING OUT HER CHARITABLE WORKs AND THE REWARD MONEY SHE PUT UP IN THE CASE OF POLLY KLAUS...A LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS MURDERED.
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FONT: VOICE OF PROSECUTOR/ANN RUNDLE "What also is offensive to me is that someone would trott out the body of a dead child."
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if you steal again, you will go to jail.
STANDUP TO COME: (BACK IN COURT IN APRIL FOR PROGRESS REPORT)))

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The first winter storm of the season has left the American Red Cross with just a day and a half supply of blood for the region.
So over the next ten days the Red Cross plans to increase collections to make up for the deficit.
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Joy Sutton joins us now from the Red Cross in Roanoke.
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Another Christmas parade has fallen victim to the winter weather. We'll let you know which one after the break.
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[VO] Then in Sports, Mike Stevens will introduce us to NASCAR's man of the year.
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If you are hurrying out the door to catch Blacksburg's Holiday Parade, you may want to slow down.
The bad weather has forced the town to postpone the parade until Monday at seven.
However Salem officials called us to let us know that their parade will go on as scheduled tonight.

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Coming up next in our Marketwatch report, we'll see if investors can continue an eight week winning streak.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you why one man's family says he deserves a BIG FOOTnote in the history books.
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On Wall Street, stocks ended the day higher today, but investors broke their two month winning streak.
Ed Crane wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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Good evening everybody. The weather has played havoc with school systems this week, but at least for teams in our area - the state football semi-finals are on for tomorrow. The only change involves the division four game between Heritage and Magna Vista. That game will now kick off at 3pm instead of 1:30 tomorrow in Ridgeway. The Grundy-Liberty, Gate City-George Wythe, Bath-Appalachia and William Campbell - Mathews games are all still set for their originally scheduled 1:30pm kickoffs. Be sure to join us tonight at 11:35 as Friday Football Extra previews all of these final four games.

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The Hokies are heavy duty underdogs for their showdown with number one ranked Miami tomorrow afternoon in the Orange Bowl. Most folks think the Hokies have nothing to lose against the top ranked Canes - but the fact is they have plenty to gain.
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The Nascar Winston Cup Awards Banquet is set to roll tonight in the Big Apple. The top ten drivers in the points standings will be honored, including the champion Tony Stewart.
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Kyle Petty was already recognized this week as the Nascar True Value Person of the Year for his work with several charities, not the least of which is his own Victory Junction Gang Camp for physically and mentally disabled children.


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The Salem Civic Center is hosting the Virginia High School League's girls state basketball final four action this weekend. This afternoon - Blacksburg BEAT Northside 57-to-49 in one of the double A semi-finals. Steve Mason will have highlights and postgame for us tonight at the top fo the hour. Take care everybody and have a safe weekend. [GO TO BREAK]


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The family of a Washington state man says he took the secret of Bigfoot to his grave.
But in his will he gave them permission to share what he calls the real story behind America's elusive creature.


Richard Thompson has more.
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