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Icy roads and poor visibility make for a major traffic mess on Interstate 64.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the man accused of resorting to fraud to get the D-Day Memorial built takes the stand in his own defense.

[Sports-head]


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In sports, they rolled out the mats at Hidden Valley, Tech talks about who should get the Heisman.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Express goalies face a Cincinnati team tonight that has scored 28 goals in its last 4 games.


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[WX-Head]
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Big time wind in the Saturday forecast and friends in the mountains will see snow showers. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Bad weather creates big problems on Afton Mountain.
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40 cars pile up, injuring 25 and shutting down a portion of I-64.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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State Troopers say it could have been much worse.
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The series of multi-car accidents happened between Charlottesville and Staunton this afternoon in the Westbound lanes of Interstate 64.
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Justin McLeod is near the scene of the accident. What's the situation there now.
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The pileup began at the top of Afton Mountain on the Westbournd side of I-64 about one o-clock this afternoon.
State Police are blaming ice and fog for the crash.
In all, 43 vehicles were involved, 23 people were injured.
The worst part of the pile-up involved nearly 15 vehicles crushed between two tractor trailers.
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[Winter-Weather]


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Traffic on Interstate 81 was also slowed down earlier today.
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A multi-car accident in the northbound lanes of the interstate near Weyer's Cave delayed traffic. No injuries were reported.
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Light snow and sleet fell periodically throughout the area this morning and early afternoon. Accumulation was very light, but slick roads did cause several accidents. State police say this green Jeep hit a patch of ice, ran off the road and rolled several times. The driver and passenger were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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[Roanoke-Parade]


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Today's wet weather is putting a hold on Downtown Roanoke's Victorian Christmas Parade. The event has been re-scheduled for next Friday at 6:30. Organizers say many of the parade's participants were unable to make it because of the rain. Dickens of a Christmas events will go on as planned tonight ... they include carriage rides, roasting chestnuts and carolers.

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When someone blew up Kim Sydnor's mailbox In Roanoke County last month, the postal service put up a 100-thousand dollar reward. Apparently it worked. According to a search warrant affidavit filed in federal court, several people came forward.. One says he saw a test run of the blast on videotape. Another gave investigators the name of a man who allegedly bragged about blowing up the mailbox.
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The explosion destroyed Sydnor's mailbox on Nell Drive. Kim Sydnor told NEWS 7 a short time later that he thought it was "more of a prank than anything." But the "cooperating witnesses" tell postal inspectors the suspect planted a home-made pipe bomb in the mailbox.
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Investigators seized several items from the suspect's home in Salem this week, including the videotape and some muzzle-loader powder.

[Burrow]


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Former D-Day president Richard Burrow says his motivations were "clean and pure" in the ways he sought financing for the war memorial in Bedford.
Burrow testified in his own defense today, the fifth day of his fraud trial in Lynchburg's federal court.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Lynchburg tonight, Steve tell us more about Burrow's testimony.
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Keith, after four days of allegations and explanations, the jury finally got to hear what Richard Burrow himself was thinking as he scrambled to find the money to keep the D-Day memorial on financial life support.
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(( Richard Burrow was at times emotional, self-confident and recalcitrant during his more than four hours on the stand.
Burrow defended his methods of raising money for the D-Day memorial, saying it was all done with the blessing and approval of the foundation's attorney and its board of directors.
In the months before its dedication, the D-Day foundation was frantically borrowing money to cover expected donations that had not yet come in.
The money was needed to keep contractors from walking off the job and to keep things moving on the site with the dedication and a presidential visit just weeks away.
The government claims Burrow misled banks into loaning the project money by claiming pledges that never came in... but Burrow says he and his staff had every reason to believe the donors would make good on their commitments.
Not only were his methods legal, Burrow says, they were absolutely necessary in getting the memorial finished before its June 6th dedication.
Burrow broke down on the stand as he told the jury that a thousand World War Two veterans die every day... and his only regret is that more of them didn't get to see the memorial before they passed away. ))
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Burrow also says he regrets not letting the entire board know about the money problems earlier on in April and May of 2001.
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This trial was supposed to wrap up today, but closing arguments are now scheduled to be made on Monday.

[Tease#1]
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A pastor loses his appeal, and a nearby bar gets its liquor license. The details are still ahead.
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And big questions about smallpox. Many of us will face important decisions. We'll talk live with an expert for some answers.
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[Smallpox]
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President Bush announced this morning that he is ordering U-S troops serving in high risk areas to get the smallpox vaccine.
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However, at this time he is not recommending the shot for the general public. [***SMALLPOX MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us health officials anticipate the vaccine won't be offered to the general public until 2004.
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That's right , Keith and Shannon
But even then the vaccine is not recommended for everyone because it can have serious health complications even death. [2-SHOT] Here to tell us more is Lex Gibson an epidemiologist with Roanoke/Alleghany Health Districts.

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Keith and Shannon,
[Dyntek]
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A Pulaski company that arranges transportation for Medicaid patients may soon be hitting the brakes.
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DynTek, formerly DynCorp, arranges non-emergency transportation for Medicaid recipients who need to get to the doctor or pick up a prescription.
But, the state is not renewing its contract, which ends this Sunday.
Company officials say they have NOT made any decisions to close the office, but, if they can't find an alternative solution in 60-days, they may have to.
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DynTek arranges transportation to 80-percent of the state's eligible Medicaid recipients.
The Pulaksi facility has been in operation for about 18-months.
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[Stocks]


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The major market averages ended lower for a second consecutive week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 105 points.
NASDAQ fell 37.
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[Galax-ABC]


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The beer is flowing again at a bar in Galax... despite strong efforts to stop it.
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Back in October, the owners of the Branding Iron Restaurant and Lounge went head to head with the pastor of the church across the street.
Reverend Ronnie Harrison of the Landmark Baptist Church filed an appeal against the bar's A-B-C license.
Harrison said selling alcohol would attract bad behavior.
But this week, an A-B-C review granted the restaurant its license, after a six-month wait.
There's no word yet if Harrison will try to appeal the decision in circuit court.
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[Warner-water]


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Governor Mark Warner says too many Virginians are without water that is safe enough to drink.
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Warner says 20-thousand families in the state do not have access to clean drinking water.
The governor signed an executive order today that set a goal of providing safe drinking water to an additional 25-thousand Virginians within the next five years.
Warner is also ordering that hundreds of impaired streams in the state be cleaned up by 2010.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS INITIATIVE RECOGNIZES THAT BOTH WATER QUALITY AND WATER QUANTITY MATTER AND THAT ONE OF THE CORE PRIORITIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT IS TO GET MORE PEOPLE THE CLEAN SAFE DRINKING WATER THAT THEY NEED.))
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Warner is also proposing changes to Virginia's water policy.
He wants the state to work with local governments to develop regional water supply plans.
And he has asked for a long-term drought management plan to help in the case of future droughts.
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The Express runs into a red hot Cincinnati team, Tech tells us who should win the Heisman trophy tomorrow night, a Virginia men's basketball player is reinstated,
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and we will roll out the mats at Hidden Valley high school for one tough wrestling tournament.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is in action tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center against Cincinnati, a team that has won five in a row and has outscored their last four opponents 28 to 8.
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Fifteen teams and nearly 250 wrestlers are competing this weekend in the Titan Toughman Tournament. Travis Wells checks in from the mats at Hidden Valley with more.
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((The biggest pre-season wrestling event in the area has a new name and a new venue. The Titan Toughman was formerly known as the Salem Ironman Tournament. But not much has changed despite the different setting.
Dennis:
The field sports 7 Blue Ridge District teams, including the third place team in the state a year ago in Lord Botetourt, plus the fifth place finisher in Northside.
Dennis:
Travis: Perhaps the wrestler most excited to be here this weekend is William Byrd's Brad Argabright. The top ranked AA wrestler in Virginia won the state title two years ago, but last season broke his wrist and wrestled in just one tournament.
Brad: Ron:
Wrestlers are competing in 14 weight classes this weekend. The competition continues Saturday morning at 10 am. In Roanoke County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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The Heisman trophy, given annually to the best college football player in the country, will be awarded tomorrow night.
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Two of the five possible recipients play for Miami in running Back Willis MaGahee and quarterback Ken Dorsey. While MaGahhe's stats are more impressive, Tech associate head coach Billy Hits thinks Dorsey should get it.
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[S-Bama]


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The Virginia men's basketball team received some good news today when the University announced that Jermaine Harper is back on the team.
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The sophomore guard was suspended indefinitely from the team last month for a violation of team rules. He has not practiced with the team or played in games since the suspension. Harper will be available to play for the wahoos December 17th when UVa plays East Tennessee State at U-Hall
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[S-Andretti]


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The Winston Cup season is on vacation, but teams are still working to shore up their operations for next season.
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John Andretti will be behind the wheel of the number 43 Cheerios Dodge for Petty Enterprises in 2003. There had been some speculation that he was considering leaving the Petty team, where he has been the last five seasons.
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Andretti will have a new crew chief next season. Gary Putman will be calling the shots.