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Today on News 7 at 5, the driving career of NASCAR racer Rick Mast is over. We'll tell you why.
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Plus a man pleads guilty to killing another in the parking lot of a local mall.
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A Cold blast of air is moving into the region this evening, along with light snow showers. We'll take a look at the chilly details coming up.

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Also today, singer R. Kelly is arrested again.
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On Health Check, we'll see how a free clinic is helping the area's poor AND local emergency rooms.
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And fans of professional wrestling say goodbye to a long time favorite.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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((HEY HEY HO HO. ROE V. WADE HAS GOT TO GO.))
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Pro life marchers bring their message to Washington on this- the 30th anniversary of Roe V- Wade.
While pro choice groups also rallied.
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30 years after the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion the debate is hotter than ever.
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Supporters of Roe V-Wade are worried. With a Republican controlled Congress they fear the legal right to choose could be taken away.
While in Washington- thousands came out to say that's exactly what they want.
Stacy Case has more.
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(( ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION TO LEGALIZE ABORTION...IT'S SUPPORTERS ARE WORRIED. THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IS NOT IN THEIR FAVOR. STACY CASE HAS MORE.
ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY ROE V/ WADE COULD BE IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY. WITH A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IN POWER, THE LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION IS CLEARLY OUTNUMERED IN WASHINGTON. Herbert Bullock/Anti Abortion Rights/Maryland Im against abortion. My faith teaches that all life is precious from conception on. FANNING THE FLAMES OF POSSIBLE CHANGE SPECULATION THAT ONE OR MORE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES COULD RETIRE THIS YEAR.
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RIGHT NOW ABORTION RIGHTS GROUPS HAVE A ONE VOTE MAJORITY WITH THE COURT. IF A JUSTICE DOES RETIRE PRESIDENT BUSH IS LIKE TO APPOINT ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE TO TIP THE BALANCE. Kate Michelman/NARAL Pro-Choice America President Roe v Wade is hanging on with a one vote majority. Thousands of people braved the frigid weather to attend one of a number of rallies. anti abortion Activists carried the usual signs and ...a familier sight now... coffins. Joyce Johnson/New Jersey I believe in life and we want to conquer this with prayer and unity this war will be won. ))

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An explosion in a West Virginia mine killed three people and injured three others today.
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The miners were digging an airshaft about a thousand feet underground at the McElroy Mining Company in Cameron, West Virginia when the explosion occured.
It's not clear what caused the blast, but officials are investigating to find out if there was a buildup of methane gas.
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A strong earthquake last night killed at least 23 people in Mexico. Officials believe that number is likely to rise after the 7-point-six magnitude quake rocked the city of Colima on the Pacific Coast.
Rescue workers struggled through the night to pull victims out of collapsed structures.
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For months Rick Mast and those close to him have speculated that the health problem that drove him out of racing last April was related to carbon monoxide poisoning. Today that was confirmed. Mike Stevens has more with Mast and others from the Nascar Media Tour in Charlotte.
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A 26-year old Lexington man pled guilty today to killing a man in the parking lot of Roanoke's Tower's Mall last year.

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Kip Lamont Walker pled guilty in the first- degree murder and robbery of Ronald Steven Clark. The Commonwealth's Attorney agreed not to ask for more than 25 years in prison, if he'll testify against his co-defendant.
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Walker and Christopher Riley have both admitted their involvement in the shooting, but each claims the other was the trigger man. Under Virginia law, they're equally responsible.
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President Bush says Iraqi officials could be tried as war criminals. We'll hear from him after the break.
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Plus singer R-Kelly is arrested in Florida on more charges of child pornography.
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President Bush was in St. Louis today to talk about his economic plan- but the focus shifted to Iraq.
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The President made comments directed at Iraqi officers and soldiers saying if they use chemical or biological weapons against U-S Troops- they will be tried as a war criminal.
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((SHOULD ANY IRAQI OFFICER OR SOLDIER RECEIVE AN ORDER FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN OR HIS SONS OR ANY OF THE KILLERS WHO OCCUPY THE HIGH LEVELS OF THEIR GOVERNMENT, MY ADVICE IS DON'T FOLLOW THAT ORDER BECAUSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO SO, WHEN IRAQ IS LIBERATED YOU WILL BE TREATED, TRIED AND PERSECUTED AS A WAR CRIMINAL.))
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Bush said he wants peace, but if Saddam Hussein will not disarm- the United States and friends of freedom will disarm him.
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Same singer, similar charges, but a different state.
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This time R and B singer R-Kelly is under arrest in Florida on Child pornography charges-
Kelly was arrested at a Miami area hotel this morning and taken to county jail- He is now out on bond.
The Grammy winning artist has been awaiting trial on 21 counts of child pornography in Chicago.
Those charges stem from a videotape authorities say shows him having sex with a 13-year old.
In this latest arrest Sheriff's officials say they confiscated photos showing Kelly having sex with a female under 18.
Kelly is known for his hits "I Believe I can fly" and "Bump n Grind."
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Southside lawmakers are fighting a bill they say could hurt one of Martinsville's top tourist attractions.
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The Senate today voted on a bill that would consolidate the Virginia Museum of Natural History and Richmond's Science Museum of Virginia.
A commission on government efficiency, headed by former Governor Doug Wilder, recommended merging the two museums to save money.
But area lawmakers say they are concerned that consolidation could threaten the construction of a new building planned for the museum.
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((SENATOR CHARLIE HAWKINS/R- CHATHAM: I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYTHING THAT WOULD INTERFERE WITH THIS MUSEUM BEING A FREE-STANDING MUSEUM THAT CAN BE THE ATTRACTION THAT IT WILL BE FOR OUR AREA. AND I THINK ALL OF US ARE CONCERNED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS GOES AHEAD AS A SEPARATE MUSEUM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR AREA BY GIVING US THAT SORT OF A TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. IT'S JUST TO MAKE SURE THINGS HAPPEN.))
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Museum officials say they receive about 20 to 30-thousand visitors a year.
And they expect that number to rise once they move into a larger building.
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When the Rescue Mission opened its health care center for the homeless it had no idea just how great the need would be for its services.
In the past six months, the center has given more than 400 patients 170-thousand dollars worth of free care.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us many of the patients couldn't afford to see a doctor otherwise.
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Jean, The Health Center says most of its patients haven't been to a doctor in five to 10 years..
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And most of the children who come in for care haven't seen a doctor since they were born.
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Family Nurse Practitioner Sandy Sayre treats an average of 15 patients a day, patients like one year old Ruth Ann Poff.
Without the center Ruth Ann's mom says she would have no other choice but take her daughter to the emergency room. But here the medical care is free.
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Care that has alleviated the burden on many emergency rooms and given many homeless a place to go for everything from check-ups to mental health care.
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((WE'VE ALREADY DIVERTED, POSSIBLY 250 EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS. WE'VE ALSO PROVIDED AN AREA IN THE RESCUE MISSION WHERE PEOPLE CAN STAY IF THEY'RE TOO SICK TO BE OUT ON THE STREET BUT NOT SICK ENOUGH TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL)) [RUNS17]
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Steve Clark has been a regular patient at the health center. He suffered from a variety of ailments including walking pneumonia.
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And health center hopes to offer more services in the future in the way of preventive care.
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((JUST BEING ABLE TO TREAT ILLNESS SOMETIMES CAN TURN SOMEBODY AROUND TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN GET BACK INTO HOUSING AND REESTABLISH THEMSELVES AS A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY )) [RUNS12]
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The Health Center says it's always in need of volunteer health providers. And it wants the community to know that its donations are saving lives.
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Jean,

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Coming up after the break, Brent will let us know what we can expect from tonight's weather. [Comm 2]

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It's not quite a pleasure cruiser, but a new boat on Smith Mountain Lake is already making waves.
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This boat is claimed to be the fastest on the lake, hitting a top speed of nearly one-hundred-FORTY miles an hour. The Eliminator Daytona hit the water running for the first time today. It has more than 16-hundred horsepower in its two engines, and it can be yours if you can foot the price tag of around 2-hundred-fifty thousand dollars. We'll take your for a ride tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Coming up following sports,
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thousands of people hated him for decades, but now that he is gone, we'll tell you why they are going to miss Eddie Farhat.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your midweek ticker. Today we resume our Hometown Hoops Weekly reports after an extended holiday break. Here's Steve Mason will a look at the defending state champion Cave Spring Knights.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((The most magical season in Cave Spring history ended with the schools first ever state championship thanks to 43 points from Redick. Since the title game J.J. has watched his school retire his number and lift his name to the rafters. Life after Redick has been a learning experience for his former teammates. ((BILLY HICKS:CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH))
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While Redick and his former team are miles a part these days, they still have a great deal in common on the court. The Knights have not only been getting together on a regular basis to watch J.J. on TV, but coach Hicks has attended a few Duke practices and he has come back to Roanoke with a full note pad. ((ADAM TRUMBOWER:))
Redick, who set several Virginia high school records in the state tournament has already broken Duke's record for points in a game by a freshman. His national exposure continues to grow but he always has time for an encouraging word for his Cave Spring Knights in their first season without him. ((:))
The Knights are 10 and 4 and 7 and 1 so far this season. Steve Mason hometown hoops weekly.))

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The Virginia Tech Hokies are still celebrating their big win over arch rival Virginia last night in Blacksburg. The 18 point victory just might be the biggest win in the 4 year Ricky Stokes era.
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And you can catch plenty of hoops tonight right here on Your Hometown Station. J.J. Redick and Duke try to bounce back from Saturday's loss to Maryland against the ACC's second leading scorer Julius Hodge, and North Carolina State. Tipoff is set for 9pm.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, we'll hear much more from Rick Mast. Until then, have a great night everybody.

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Finally today, Ed Farhat died this week. That probably went unnoticed by most people. Even his fans wouldn't know the 76 year old man by that name. But if you watched professional wrestling from the 1950's to the 90's you've heard of the Sheik.
From Lansing, Michigan, Brad Edwards has more.
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