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Today on News 7 at 5, an early morning fire claims the lives of a man and two children in Botetourt County.
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A Roanoke man is stabbed to death following a disagreement at a city business.
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The door is still open to the deep freeze again this evening but you can expect some decent moderation by mid week.
The warmer details just ahead.

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The leader of the U-N weapons inspectors says Iraq is not genuinely disarming.
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We will see how doctors are using lasers to get rid of varicose veins.
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Plus some residents in Oakland turn out to be sore losers.
News 7 at Five is next.

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Iraq's opportunity to disarm is ''coming to an end.''
That warning comes from Secretary of State Colin Powell in response to a weapons inspections report released today.


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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: THIS ISSUE IS NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH MORE TIME THE INSPECTORS NEED TO SEARCH IN THE DARK, BUT HOW MUCH MORE TIME IRAQ SHOULD BE GIVEN TO TURN ON THE LIGHT AND TO COME CLEAN.))
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Colin Powell tonight said the answer to that question is NOT much more time.
The words come in response to today's report released by U-N weapons inspectors.
That report could mean the difference between war and peace.
Jennifer Miller is at the United nations in New York with more on just what the report says.
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[SUPER=01-Mohamad ElBaradei/U.N. Nuclear Weapons Inspector;]
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((IRAQ HAS COOPERATED IN SOME WAYS WITH UN WEAPONS INSPECTORS...BUT NOT ENOUGH. HANS BLIX Iraq appears not to have come.....disarm even today
WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FUTURE HANGING IN THE BALANCE, CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX DELIVERED A CRUICIAL REPORT ON IRAQ'S EFFORTS TO DISARM.
AFTER NEARLY TWO MONTHS OF SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, INSPECTORS FOUND NO SMOKING GUN ... BUT PLENTY,,, TO TRIGGER CONCERN. LIKE THE 2 DOZEN CHEMICAL WEAPONS WARHEADS INSPECTORS DISCOVERED.
Blix "THEY COULD ALSO BE THE TIP OF A SUBMERGED ICEBERG."
BLIX SAYS THAT LEADS TO A BIGGER ISSUE. SEVERAL THOUSAND CHEMICAL ROCKETS THAT ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR. THEN THERE IS ANTHAX...HE SAYS THERE ARE STRONG INDICATIONS THAT IRAQ IS HAS MORE THAN IT DECLARED. IRAQ SAYS THEY AREN'T HIDING ANYTHING. Mohammed Aldouri...Iraqi Ambassador to United Nations "WE OPEN ALL DOORS FOR MR. BLIX." AFTER BLIX ....IT WAS THE TURN OF THE MAN IN CHARGE OF FINDING EVIDENCE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ. HE SAID HIS TEAMS HAVEN' T FOUND ANY...SO FAR. AND CALLING IT A VALUABLE INVESTMENT IN PEACE...ASKED FOR MORE TIME. Mohamad ElBaradei/ UN NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSPECTOR. THE US. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS SEEMED UNMOVED BY ANTHING THAT WAS SAID TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL. JOHN NEGROPONTE. Nothing heard today giving impression that Iraq has complied. British spokesperson...this shows UN inspections in Iraq are a charade. Russia says no reason for new resolution ))

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A White House official says weapons inspectors are doing their best- but he says the process is running out of time.
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: IF YOU'RE WAITING FOR A SMOKING GUN, THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE.))
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Fleischer says the Bush administration is hoping for a peaceful reolution.
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((FLEISCHER: NOBODY BUT NOBODY IS MORE RELUCTANT TO GO TO WAR THAN PRESIDENT BUSH.))
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But Fleischer says the report today answered a big question the administration has- Is Iraq complying? Fleischer says the report shows clearly Iraq is not.
He says Iraq has contacts with Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein has a long history of terrorism.

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Fire officials still don't know what caused a fatal fire in Botetourt County early this morning. A man and two young children died in the blaze. Their identities are being withheld until the medical examiner's office completes an autopsy.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon has been working on this story all day and joins us with the latest. Jean, most of what we know about the three victims is from neighbors.
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They say a man along with his son and daughter moved into the log house on Catawba Road about a month ago. They came from Texas, which is where his wife and their mother still was at the time of the fire.
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(( Mary and Bob Falls had yet to meet their new neighbors on the block, but in the early morning hours, they could hear and see something was terribly wrong at their home.
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((BOB FALLS/NEIGHBOR; JUST A GLOW IN THE AIR, IN THE SKY I THOUGHT IT WAS THE SUN SHINING AND I JUMPED UP THERE QUICK AND THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
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Neighbors living all around the log house on Catawba Road were the first to call 9-1-1. It wasn't long before witnesses say the home was engulfed by flames. A man who lived in the log house before the victims and who now lives across the street, even attempted a rescue.
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((ANNETTE SUMPTER/NEIGHBOR; ALAN ARNEY TRIED TO GET IN BUT HE COULDN'T GET IN HE COULDN'T GET IN THE HOUSE.))
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((RONALD SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; HEAT WAS EXTREME IT WAS SMOKY AND HE JUST COULDN'T GET INSIDE THE HOUSE AT THAT POINT.))
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Cold air and wind worked against fire crews. It would take them some seven hours to cool the house down to a point where it was safe enough to go inside and recover the bodies. Annette Sumpter says her heart goes out to the man's wife, the children's mother.
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((THE MOTHER WAS WORKING AND SHE IS ALL THE WAY IN TEXAS AND THAT'S WHAT IS SO SAD.))
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Officials have asked us not to release the woman's name, We're told that she was tracked down by police in Houston, Texas, was notified and is now on her way to Virginia.
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Jean, as fas as the cause of the fire, officials say they're still working on determining that.

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One man has died and another is charged with murder following a stabbing Sunday night outside a Roanoke nail salon.
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Police say 40- Year- old (TAHN QWAHNG HA) Thanh Quang Ha was was stabbed repeatedly during the altercation outside American Nails on Williamson Road.
Authorities have charged 32- year- (DUHN WHANG FAHM) Den Hoang Pham with murder.
Pham was arraigned this morning, and is in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
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Friends of the victim say he was a respected member of the local Vietnamese community who had moved to Roanoke with his wife and son about five years ago.
We'll hear from one of his friends tonight on News 7 at Six.

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A four-vehicle accident is slowing traffic along part of Interstate 81.
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The accident happened in the southbound lanes-- a few miles past the Ironto exit. The crash involved a tractor trailer, two vans and a car. No one was seriously injured... and while traffic is moving through the area it is slower than normal.
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After this break, some Oakland fans really are fanatic- They riot after their team loses the Superbowl.
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Also on Healthcheck, you may have seen a sonograms but wait til you see this. It's a new device that's giving soon to be parents a better picture of their unborn babies.
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Talk about sore losers. This is what how some Oakland fans dealt with the Superbowl loss.
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Crowds ran into the streets- running over cars- and setting some on fire.
Rioters reportedly trashed one news vehicle that was there to cover the commotion.
Oakland police in riot gear broke up the growd using tear gas to disperse the crowds.
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On Healthcheck today, babies in the womb have never been so picture perfect.
That's because of a new FOUR-D ultrasound now in use by two doctors at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.


As Marya Jones reports, it's allowing parents to get a crystal-clear "sneak peek" at their babies.
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((NATS TANA WOODYARD: ISN'T THAT AMAZING. OH, HE'S MOVING HIS MOUTH NOW.))
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Tana Woodyard is getting her first glimpse of her baby in the womb.
He's in his seventh month of development... and the ultrasound shows very clearly that he looks healthy.
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((TANA WOODYARD: IT'S REALLY NEAT TO SEE WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE. HE DIDN'T LOOK WHAT I THOUGHT HE'D LOOK LIKE, THOUGH.))
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It's the first week the four-dimensional ultrasound has been in use at Carilion's New River Valley Medical Center ... or anywhere in Southwest Virginia for that matter.
Regular ultrasound produces a grainy, two-dimensional image. But this one pairs a three-D image with the baby's real-time movements.
And it helps doctors screen even better for defects and deformities.
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[COVER BITE] ((DR. JAMES WESTON: THIS IS THE FIRST TECHNOLOGY THAT ACTUALLY ALLOWS US TO WATCH BABIES' BEHAVIORS IN UTERO.))
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(( THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ON THE BABIES ARE SOMETHING WE CERTAINLY DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE DOING. A LOT OF SMILES, A LOT OF GRIMACING, A LOT OF TONGUES COMING OUT, A LOT OF THINGS WHERE YOU SEE THE BABY INTERACTING WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. ))
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Doctor James Weston and his partner Tamera Howell use it on their own patients.
But they're also making Baby Vision available to ANYONE who wants it for 90 dollars.
It works best on women who are between 24 and 32 weeks pregnant.
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((DR. JAMES WESTON: THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY RISK TO ANY BABIES SHOWN USING THIS TECHNOLOGY.))
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Woodyard wishes she'd had it for her first baby.
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(( MY LITTLE GIRL WILL BE EXCITED TO SEE IT, TOO. SHE CAN SEE WHAT HER LITTLE BROTHER LOOKS LIKE.))
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And she's saving the pictures to show HIM one day.
Marya Jones, News-7, Montgomery County.))


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Doctors are finding a new use for lasers. They are using them to treat varicose veins. As Dr. Sean Kenniff reports, some claim they can get rid of the unsightly veins in a flash.
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((MILLIONS OF US HAVE THEM...VARICOSE VEINS SURE THEY'RE UNSIGHTLY...EVEN UGLY...BUT THEY CAN ALSO BE PAINFUL.

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"...it's a fallacy...to think that it's purely cosmetic...the vast majority of people who seek treatment for varicose veins usually suffer from symptoms. Aching pain, night cramps are very typical..."
STUDIES SHOW 40% OF WOMEN WILL DEVELOP THEM SO WILL 25% OF MEN...AND THEY'RE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT. TREATMENT USUALLY REQUIRES SURGERY BUT NOW THERE'S A NEW PROCEDURE CALLED ENDOVENOUS LASER THERAPY OR EVLT.

SOT: DR. MIN

"...procedure called EVLT or endovenous laser...and all that means is endovenous within the vein, and laser of course is a way to deliver laser energy or heat so what we're doing we're delivering laser energy within the vein so we're not going through the skin...we're taking the skin out of it..."
ONCE IN THE VEIN THE LASER IS DISCHARGED, EFFECTIVELY SHUTTING THE VEIN DOWN. THOUGH TECHNICALLY DIFFICULT, IT'S EASY ON THE PATIENT AND IT REALLY WORKS.
STANDUP: "...EVLT gets the same result as traditional surgery....but since it's not a surgery there are fewer side effects. In fact doctor Min says the patients can even go home the same day..."

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"...so when you can offer a much less invasive treatment that has really very little down time with results that are as good or superior to the existing technology, it's going to have a dramatic impact..."
AND THE PROOF IS IN THE PICTURES. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, it has been a cold afternoon for customers of a gas company in our region.
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[VO] and then a little later, we will see a device that could change the way you take your driving test.
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The weather is still causing problems for some school systems in our region.
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[Schooltouch Full]
Students in Bland County will go to school one hour late tomorrow.
Bluefield College has canceled classes for tonight.
Grayson County schools will be one hour late and Tazewell County Schools will open two hours late.
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As many as four thousand natural gas customers are without service tonight in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Officials with Bluefield Gas say the outage was caused by a leak in a main line at about 8:30 this morning.
Repairs aren't expected to be complete until this evening.
Because of the cold temperatures, the Salvation Army and American Red Cross have set up emergency shelters.
Temperatures in Bluefield were in the single digits just before noon.

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The threat of war continues to weigh on investors minds. We'll see what that means in our Marketwatch report.
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Then in Sports, another N-F-L Coach is fed to the lions. Mike Stevens will have the details.
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Worries over Iraq translated into a "Wall Street sell-off" with the Dow Jones industrial average closing below the eight-thousand mark for the first time since October.
Ed Crane has more.
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((GOOD EVENING. TO PUT IT SIMPLY THIS IS A VERY NERVOUS MARKET. THERE WAS NO REAL SURPRISE FROM THE U-N REGARDING IRAQ'S APPARENT FAILURE TO COOPERATE ON ARMS REDUCTION AND INSPECTION TERMS, BUT IT SUGGESTS THE PROSPECTS FOR AVOIDING WAR WITH IRAQ MAY BE FADING FAST.

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THE DOW WAS DOWN ALL DAY AND FELL 141 POINTS, CLOSING BELOW THE 8 THOUSAND LEVEL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OCTOBER.

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THINGS WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY BETTER AT THE NASDAQ WHICH WAS TRIMMED MORE THAN ONE PERCENT BY LOSS OF ALMOST 17.

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THE SELL OFF WAS PRETTY BROAD BASED, THERES BEEN SELLING IN A-T-T, DISNEY, HOME DEPOT, CITI GROUP.

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JOHNSON AND JOHNSON FELL ON WORD OF A BIG CHARGE AGAINST EARNINGS AND AMERICAN EXPRESS CLOSED LOWER DESPITE EARNINGS THAT BEAT THE STREET.

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TECH STOCKS WERE LOWER AFTER EXECS FROPM MICROSOST/DELL AND CISCO TOLD REPORTERS AT A WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN SWITZERLAND THAT THERES NO EVIDENCE THAT MARKET FOR TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS IS PICKING UP.

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LAST CALL FOR PHILLIP MORRIS. TOBACCO AND FOOD CONGLOMERATE IS CHANGING IT'S NAME TO ALTRIA, TO BETTER REPRSENT KRAFT FOODS AND 3 OTHER SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES.


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GET MORE BUSINESS NEWS 24 7 AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM...

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I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH)) [Stocks Roll]

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Welcome everybody to Monday ticker. Don't forget that tonight the Roanoke Dazzle is home tonight looking to get within a half game of first place in the NBDL. The Dazzle hosts first place Fayetteville at 7 this evening at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Tampa Bay Bucs are on the way home from Oakland at this hour. Tonight they'll be honored at their home stadium, and tomorrow the city has a parade planned.
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After last night's dominating performance that saw the Bucs score four defensive touchdowns - former Oak Grove Elementary, Hidden Valley Junior High, and Cave Spring High school student Ronde Barber talked about the dominating showing.
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Tampa Bay's five interceptions was an all-time Super Bowl record, and the victory ended over 25 years of frustrations, disappointments and often embarrassing moments for the Tampa Bay franchise. The team was established in 1976 and many of you no doubt remember that the Bucs lost the first 26 games they played in the National Football League. By the way Most Valuable Player Dexter Jackson had two interceptions - and with that he caught more passes than Raiders' all-pro Tim Brown.

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There is a fine line between winning and losing in the NFL for many and for others the gap is great.
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This afternoon Marty Mornhinweg was fired as coach of the Detroit Lions on Monday after a 3-13 season, the second-worst record in the NFL. Mornhinweg won just 5 games and lost 27 in his two seasons at the helm of the Lions. No replacement has been named at this time although Steve Mariucci is a possible candidate.
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The Roanoke Express is in the beginning stages of the longest road swing of the season that will take them to North Carolina. Ohio and then back down to South Carolina.
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The teams the Express will face must contend with one of the most potent power plays in the entire ECHL. Roanoke is currently third in the league on the extra man advantage, scoring on almost 25 percent of its power play opportunities.

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Coming up on News 7 at Six, we will have another installment of Round House Wrap up as Steve Mason checks in with the ECHL's road warriors. Take care folks and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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Imagine taking a road test to get your driver's license, without actually testing the road.
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That is something researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia are hoping will one day be possible with a new driving simulator.
The simulator uses a 50-inch plasma screen to create a virtual driving experience.
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((JOHN CASALI/VT INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: THE SIMULATOR ALLOWS YOU TO PRESENT THAT DRIVING SCENARIO TO A PERSON BEING TESTED AND ACTUALLY MEASURE THIER PERFORMANCE TO SEE HOW WELL THEY'VE DONE. AND THEN YOU CAN DEVELOP A PASS, FAIL CRITERIA THAT WOULD DETERMINE IF THEY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO FORWARD WITH THEIR LICENSE 57:25))
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Researchers say, for now, the simulator will be used at U-V-A to test drivers' reactions to dangerous situations.

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