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Today on News 7 at 5, another prominent Democrat says he will NOT run for the White House.
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Also President Bush announces the details of his 674 BILLION dollar economic stimulus package.
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Also a local school system considers requiring uniforms for its students.
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We will see how a former member of the Roanoke Wrath is using his faith to deal with adversity.
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Plus at least one group says Virginia is failing to protect its residents from cigarettes.
News 7 at 5 is next.


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((UPON PASSANGE I'LL ORDER THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF MONEY HELD FOR INCOME TAXES SO THAT AMERICANS WILL KEEP MORE OF THEIR PAYCHECKS RIGHT AWAY.))
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Good Evening.
That's just one point unveiled today in President Bush's plan to get the economy going.
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He's also proposing reducing the so called "marriage penalty" tax NOW instead of waiting, reducing taxes for millions of Americans, and elminating the tax on stock dividends.
The President says his plan will spur investments and create jobs.
Jim Acosta has details.
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(( REJECTING CRITICISM THAT HIS PLAN IS A LATE CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE RICH PRESIDENT BUSH TOLD A GATHERING OF CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS HE WANTS HIS ECONONOMIC PROPOSAL TO HELP AMERICANS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK Bush: We have more work to do because too many of our citizens cant find a job. MR. BUSHS 600 BILLION DOLLAR PROPOSAL WOULD ACCELERATE TAX CUTS THAT WERE SCHEDULED FOR THE FUTURE OFFER NEW RE-EMPLOYMENT ACCOUNTS TO AID THE UNEMPLOYED IN JOB SEARCHES AND ABOLISH THE TAX ON STOCK DIVIDENDS.
Bush: "Its fair to tax the corporations but its not fair to double tax investors who get dividends."
THE PLAN IS AIMED AT REBUILDING INVESTOR CONFIDENCE AT A TIME WHEN MANY AMERICANS BELIEVE THE ECONOMY IS MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
ACCORDING TO A NEW CBS NEWS POLL 57 PERCENT SAY THE ECONOMY IS IN BAD SHAPE A DRAMATIC INCREASE FROM THE 15 PERCENT WHO FELT THE SAME JUST TWO YEARS AGO. THE POLL ALSO FOUND THAT 59 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY MR. BUSHS POLICIES BENEFIT THE RICH WITH 11 PERCENT SAYING THEY HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS AND TWO PERCENT SAYING THEY AID THE POOR. THE REST OF THOSE POLLED VIEW THE PRESIDENTS POLICIES AS EQUITABLE. DEMOCRATS WANT TO EXPLOIT THAT FRIEND OF THE WEALTHY IMAGE MINDFUL THAT A SHAKY ECONOMY HELPED TOPPLE THE FIRST PRESIDENT BUSH. Sen. Barbara Boxer, (D) California "I believe it's a bonanza for the wealthiest. A bust for the middle class." BUT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE LITTLE HOPE OF ADVANCING THEIR PLAN WHICH THEY SAY WOULD COST LESS AND STIMULATE THE ECONOMY SOONER. WITH THE CONGRESS NOW IN REPUBLICAN HANDS MR. BUSH IS LIKELY TO GET HIS WAY. JA CBS))

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A suprise from the Democratic side of the Senate today.
Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle says he's not running for President.
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Close aides say they were suprised. In fact, they'd planned to announce this weekend that Daschle would run. They had even scheduled campaign trips to three states.
Daschle instead announced today that he'll stay in the Senate, saying that's where his passion lies.
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It's swearing in day for Congress members in Washington. That means Republicans are back in charge on Capitol Hill. Teri Okita has more.
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TRACK: NEW LEADERSHIP USHERED IN THE 108TH CONGRESS AND THE ROUTINE SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES MADE HISTORY IN SEVERAL WAYS. TENNESSEE SENATOR, BILL FRIST, TAKES OVER AS MAJORITY LEADER AFTER RACIAL CONTROVERSY FORCED SENATOR TRENT LOTT TO STEP DOWN.

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TRACK: IN THE HOUSE, CALIFORNIA DEMOCRAT NANCY PELOSI BECAME THE FIRST WOMEN EVER TO HEAD A POLITICAL PARTY IN CONGRESS BECOMING THE MINORITY LEADER.

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TRACK: FISCAL POLICY PROMISES TO BE A BIG ISSUE THIS YEAR.

(graphic) ACCORDING TO A CBS NEWS POLL, AMERICANS BELIEVE CONGRESS

FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE THE ECONOMY FOLLOWED BY BOTH THE SITUATION IN IRAQ AND THE WAR ON TERROR.

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Much of what we need to do is finish unfinished business

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STANDUP BRIDGE: THE SENATE TOOK ITS FIRST ACTION BY EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, THOUGH IT DIDN'T GO AS FAR AS THE DEMOCRATS WANTED. AND THEY'LL ALSO BATTLE OVER THE ECONOMY: INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT'S NEWLY UNVEILED PLAN.
TRACK: HEALTHCARE, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND EDUCATION REMAIN TOP DOMESTIC PRIORITIES. THE GOP CONTROLS BOTH HOUSES, BUT ITS STILL CLOSELY DIVIDED AND DEMOCRATS COULD POSSIBLY BLOCK OR FORCE POLICY CHANGES. EXPERTS PREDICT ITS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGING YEAR ON CAPITOL HILL.

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Its tough because its a complicated system. Its very easy to put sand in the gears. (:05)
TRACK or LIVE ON CAMERA CLOSE - FOR THOSE TAKING TERI LIVE. TOM DASCHLE STAYS ON AS SENATE MINORITY LEADER AND DENNIS HASTERT WAS ELECTED HOUSE SPEAKER ONCE AGAIN. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Lynchburg educators are taking another look at implementing school uniform policies in at least two of the city's public schools.
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The principals of Marvin Bass Elementary and Linkhorne Middle School will address the school board tonight.
They say parents there have expressed an interest in starting a school uniform program for their children.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THERE ARE SOME WHO WOULD SUGGEST THAT UNIFORMS WOULD PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL QUIETING TECHNIQUES, FEWER DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS, LESS COMPETITION IN ONE'S WEAR.))
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McCormick says, under state law, any uniform policy would have to include an "opt out" choice for students who don't want to take part.
The school board has "no" timetable for making a decision.
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Up next on the newscast, the American Lung Association criticizes the Commonwealth,
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Also a drug maker must pay millions after its accused of misleading advertising.
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Advertisements for the antibiotic Zithromax have drug maker Pfizer paying up.
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Pfizer settled a lawsuit filed by 19 states that claimed ads for Zirthomax were not only misleading but failed to give all the details of the drug, the cost or its true effectiveness.
Pfizer advertised Zithromax to be more effective over other antibiotics when it comes to fighting off childhood ear infections.
Prosecutors say Pfizer deigned its ads to manipulate consumers into demanding their doctor write prescriptions for a particular product.
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((DAVID HART/OREGON ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY PRESENTED IT TO PARENTS THAT ALL THE DRUGS ARE THE SAME THIS ONE IS MORE CONVENIENT SO YOU SHOULD TAKE IT. IN FACT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.))
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Some in the health care industry recommend consumers be skeptical of advertisements.
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((DR. SUSAN TOLLE/CENTER FOR ETHICS: WHEN YOU SEE AN AD REMEMBER IT'S AN AD PROMOTING A PRODUCT.))
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Pfizer did not admit to violating any law and agreed to disclose all studies the company funds. It will also shell out 6-million dollars.
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The American Lung Association has given Virginia a failing grade when it comes to establishing anti-smoking programs.
The group says the state is one of many using tobacco settlement money to cover budget deficits.
It says Virginia needs to raise its cigarette tax and pass laws to protect people from second hand smoke.

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He came to this country hoping for a new beginning, but his dream of playing professional soccer soon faded, when a car accident left him paralyzed.
Tonight Joy Sutton introduces us to Gary Ricketts- a 27 year old Jamaican who continues to find a reason to keep on living.
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(( The game plan Gary Ricketts had for his life did not include being confined to a wheelchair, without the ability to use his legs.
He was a star soccer player, a young man with a goal of making it big. He still remembers playing for the former Roanoke Wrath.
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Now the drive he once used to win on the soccer field-- he uses to become stronger in rehab. But he says all his strength comes from a higher power.
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His life has been an inspiration to those around him.
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With no insurance, an expired visa, and no where else to stay, Ricketts has been living at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Center. For the past two years Carilion has spent thousands of dollars caring for him. Ricketts still need to find a home.
But he's not worried about his future.
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And whether it will be finishing college, writing a book, or coaching a soccer team, Ricketts says he knows it will involve encouraging others and serving the Lord.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Investors on Wall Street get some bad news. We'll see what it did to the stock markets.
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Plus we will tell you why it will cost visitors more money to see Mickey Mouse.
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Mickey Mouse apparently wants a raise.
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The Walt Disney Company has raised the price of daily admissions to its two California amusement parks.
The two dollar increase brings the cost to enter Disneyland and California Adventure up to 47 dollars each.
Company officials say the price hike reflects increased operating expenses.
According to industry estimates, Disney's admission prices have jumped 24 percent since 1998 -- while annual attendance has dropped by more than one MILLION people.
It's not clear whether other theme parks plan to follow Disney's lead.
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Today in Sports, Major League Baseball welcomes two new members to the Hall of Fame.
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Then a little later, we will see who is nominated for this year's Grammy Awards.
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Wall Street had a muted reaction to President Bush's economic stimulus plan -- a day after a strong rally on rumors of what the plan might contain.
Ed Crane has the final numbers.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker. The Express battles Atlantic City at seven at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Express will be without head coach Perry Florio.
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Florio was suspended for the game after erupting at the referee after this play in the Reading/Roanoke game this past Sunday when a Royals player illegally hooked an Express defenseman. He then scored the game winner. Florio received a game and gross misconduct and was ejected. He was suspended for tonight's game and received an undisclosed fine from the league.
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Assistant coach Tony MacAulay will run the team tonight. Now Florio filed a grievance with the league about the officiating, claiming the referee made seven wrong calls against the Express. ECHL vice president of operations and head of officials Bryan Graham said today that he is reviewing Florio's report complaining about the referee.

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The Baseball Writers of America have decided that only two former Big League greats will gain entrance into Cooperstown this year. This afternoon 11-time all-star catcher Gary Carter was voted in along with
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8-time all-star Eddie Murray. The former Oriole great is the only switch hitter in baseball history to rack up 500 homeruns and 3000 hits. Murray also is just the 38th player in history to be elected to the hall in his first year of eligibility. Murray was named on 85 percent of the ballots.
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Bruce Sutter was third in the voting, but well short of the 75 percent needed for election into the Hall of Fame. Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Jim Rice and Dave Parker also fell well short of the number needed.

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially named Donovan McNabb the team's starting quarterback for this weekend's NFC playoff showdown with the Atlanta Falcons. McNabb hasn't played in nearly two months since he broke his right ankle on November 17th. McNabb practiced for the first time with the team last week, taking all the snaps in practice
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Also, today the league's offensive rookie of the year honor was handed out to Denver Broncos' running back Clinton Portis. Portis ran for 15 hundred and 8 yards this season. Not bad for a guy who wasn't taken until the second round with the 51st overall pick. Portis beat out his fellow Miami Hurricane alum Jeremy Shockey for the award.
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And the Winston Cup recess is over.
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Today marked the first day of preseason testing at the Daytona International Speedway. 24 cars tested today and Mike Skinner was the fastest in a new Pontiac Grand Prix. More on the test session tonight on News 7 at Six. Jean will be back in just a moment everybody. Take care.
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Bruce Springsteen's new album is up for top honors in this year's Grammy awards.
It's nominated for album of the year and the title track is up for song of the year.
Springsteen, Eminem and six others are each nominated five times. Scott Rapoport has the story.
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((TRACK; Bruce was boss...Cheryl had a lot to crow about...Eminem...on top again.

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TRACK;With five Grammy nominations a piece...they join a stunned Avril Livgne...

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"I couldn't remember them all...(laughs)..
and rapper Nelly...
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"trust me. it's five. trust me. (laugh)"
TRACK: As the big winners at today's Grammy nominations.

nat/sot "the rising ...bruce springsteen..."



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TRACK;The big buzz was for Bruce...who's emotional ode to 9/11, the rising, brought 5 nominations including album of the year and song of the year.

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TRACK; newcomer Nora Jones...was a five time nominee herself...along with r and b songbird ashanti...
...both garnering nods for new artist of the year... just to name a few.

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TRACK; 18 year old rocker avril livigne...received a lifetimes worth of acclaim...with five nominations...including best song of the year and best female rock vocal...which she says is like pretty amazing.

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"like...wow."
TRACK; if you are keeping score at home her are the biggies.....record of the year, the nominees are GRAPHIC/ --A Thousand Miles, Vanessa Carlton --Without Me, Eminem --Don't Know Why, Norah Jones --Dilemma, Nelly --How You Remind Me, Nickleback
In the category of Album of the Year, the nominees are... GRAPHIC --Home, Dixie Chicks --The Eminem Show, Eminem --Come Away with Me, Norah Jones --Nellyville, Nelly --The Rising, Bruce Springsteen
STANDUP; TO COME. ....SCOTT RAPOPORT..FOR CBS NEWS.))
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