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Coming up on News 7-
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State workers and the D-M-V are big winners in Richmond today. Plus, a live report from Houston on the investigation into this weekend's disaster aboard "Columbia".
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News 7 is next.

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((WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT WE LOOK AT EVERY POSSIBLE PIECE OF EVIDENCE, EVERY POSSIBLE ELEMENT OF WHAT COULD HAVE GONE WRONG. ))
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It's still early, but investigators say they're making progress in the search for the cause of yesterday's tragedy aboard space shuttle, Columbia.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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NASA is continuing to focus much of its attention on the shuttle's exterior. The agency says shortly before it broke up, the shuttle experienced an abnormal rise in temperatures. Investigators say this could indicate missing or damaged thermal tiles.
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Elizabeth Sanchez joins us now from Houston, with the latest on the investigation.
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((A DAY AFTER THE DISASTER OF SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA -- NASA HAS RECOVERED THE REMAINS OF ALL SEVEN ASTRONAUTS.

SOT - BOB CABANA/DIR.,FLIGHT CREW OPERATIONS 17:28:55 "We're honoring

our fellow crewmates..and we're taking care of 'em.."

(nasa break-up video)

INVESTIGATORS NOW MOVE ON WITH THEIR SEARCH...TO EXPLORE JUST WHY THE CRAFT BROKE APART.
RON DITTEMORE/SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM MANAGER 17:08:37 "We've begun the painful process to piece together events leading up to the loss of Columbia."
OFFICIALS SAY THE SHUTTLE WAS IN TROUBLE, AS IT CROSSED THE CALIFORNIA COAST.....SEVEN MINUTES BEFORE IT DISINTEGRATED IN THE SKIES ABOVE TEXAS. SENSORS SHOWED A SERIES OF FAILURES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SHUTTLE -- HEAT IN THE WHEEL WELL, INCREASED DRAG....AND RISING TEMPERATURES IN THE LEFT WING.

SOT - DITTEMORE "The temperature rose 60 degrees in five minutes."


DESPITE THE FINDINGS -- INVESTIGATORS CAUTION -- THEY'VE REACHED NO CONCLUSIONS.

(nats...searching..) LOCATOR: SABINE COUNTY, TX

DEBRIS FROM THE SHUTTLE IS SCATTERED ACROSS A 5-HUNDRED MILE STRETCH OF EAST TEXAS. A SHERIFF HERE SAYS HE'S NOT SURE AUTHORITIES WILL EVER RECOVER ALL OF COLUMBIA'S PIECES. VOLUNTEERS JOINED THE SEARCH ON HORSEBACK - OTHERS ON FOOT. HELICOPTERS SCANNED A NEARBY RESERVOIR, WHERE A SECTION OF THE SHUTTLE...AS LARGE AS A COMPACT CAR IS SUBMERGED.

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AMID THE WRECKAGE -- THERE ARE MANY REMINDERS OF THE LIVES LOST....BUT STILL FEW ANSWERS AS TO WHAT WENT WRONG.

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WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND DEBRIS FIELDS....IT COULD BE DAYS BEFORE MOST OF THE WRECKAGE IS RECOVERED.... IT'S ALL BEING MOVED TO A LOUSIANA AIR FORCE BASE, TO BE LOOKED OVER BY EXPERTS. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON))
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[Brown]


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Astronaut and Arlington native David Brown was honored today by his alma- mater.
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Athletes paused to remember Brown before a gymnastics competition between the College of "William and Mary" and Army.

Brown competed as a gymnast while he was a student at William and Mary. The 46- year- old also received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. While in space, Brown was performing experiments that could help doctors treat diseases such as osteoporosis. He also served as a mission specialist aboard the Shuttle Columbia.
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State workers and D-M-V customers are the big winners under the budget plans unveiled today by the Senate and House money committees.
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The Senate's budget gives all state employees, AND teachers, a two percent raise.
The House plan boosts the paychecks of state workers by two-point-five percent but is conditional AND doesn't apply to teachers.
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((CHAIRMAN VINCE CALLAHAN/HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS: STATE WORKERS WILL BE HAPPY ASSUMING THE ECONOMY MAINTAINS AT LEAST ITS CURRENT LEVEL. UNLESS IT DOWNTURNS IT WILL BE A PROBLEM BUT WE PUT IN SOME MONEY FOR STATE WORKERS FOR NEXT YEAR.)) ((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/SENATE FINANCE CHAIRMAN: IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A CADRE OF STATE EMPLOYEES DELIVERING SERVICES IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY THEN THEY NEED TO KNOW WE'RE BEHIND THEM.))
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Both plans would reopen the closed D-M-V offices but only the House gives money to restore service on Wednesdays.


Both houses left intact the cuts to state police imposed by Governor Warner.
Lawmakers also cut the staff budget of Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine.
The two sides will spend the next few weeks ironing out the differences in their plans.
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State leaders also determined the the future of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets today.
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Governor Warner had proposed cutting state funding for the military program by more than 500-thousand dollars for the next fiscal year.
If approved-- the Corps would have then lost all state support the following year.
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((MAJOR GREGORY GRUBBS/VA TECH CORPS OF CADETS: I THINK IT IS A TRAGEDY, I THINK TAKING MONEY FROM THE CORPS OF CADETS IS AN AWFUL THING, WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS THAT VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADETS COMMISSIONS 80-PERCENT OF OUR GRADUATES WHICH IS MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS OTHER INSTITUTIONS LIKE VMI AND THE CITADEL. OTHER SENIOR MILITARY ACADEMY'S DON'T COMMISSIONED AS MANY LEADERS AS WE DO.))
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Several lawmakers including Senator John Edwards of Roanoke had introduced budget amendments that would restore next year's funding.
Today, both the House and Senate voted to restore the money.
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Lawmakers also agreed to continue to fund a female cadet corps at Mary Baldwin College that was also slated to lose state funding.

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Two people suffered injuries after a motorcycle struck a pedestrian near the Blue Ridge Parkway today.
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It happened around 3:30 this afternoon, two miles past the Mill Mountain Star.
Rangers say a woman was driving over a bridge on a motorcycle and into a curve when she struck a woman and her dog.
The driver and the pedestrian were both taken to the hospital with what it is described as non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing, no word on whether charges will be filed.
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A Pittsylvania County court will try to seat a jury tomorrow for the man accused of murdering a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy.
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Roy Inge Junior is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Deputy Frankie Betterton.
He was shot May 17th during a routine traffic stop on Route 58 just outside of Danville.
The judge in the case has denied a defense motion to move the trial out of Pittsylvania County.
The trial is expected to last most of the week.
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The investigation into a shooting incident involving two Danville Police officers is nearly complete.
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An off duty officer shot 25 year old Charles Lynch back in October at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Mount Cross Road.
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The officer alleges Lynch attempted to run him over and that's when shots were fired.
Franklin County's Commonwealth Attorney was assigned to oversee the State Police investigation into the incident.
Cliff Hapgood says interviews are complete and he will release his findings on February 24th.
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It will be up to Hapgood to decide whether to charge Lynch or the police officers.

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School administrators in Rockbridge county are getting some help in how to overcome a tight budget.
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Talk of closing Effinger and Mountain View elementary schools has brought out strong concern from parents and community leaders. Some county officials say the small schools are the cornerstones of the communities.
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((ROY FAUBER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISOR; EFFINGER IS OUR ONLY FULLY ACCREDITED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NOW, IT HAPPENS TO BE THE SMALLEST. MOUNTAIN VIEW HAD THE HIGHEST 3RD GRADE SOL'S LAST YEAR, AND IT'S THE SECOND SMALLEST SCHOOL SO WE'RE WONDERING IF THERE ISN'T A CORRELATION BETWEEN HAVING SMALL COMMUNITY BASED SCHOOLS AND HAVING BETTER PERFORMANCE, AND THAT NEEDS TO CONSIDERED ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE.))
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The school board is forming a 24 person panel to look at solutions to the district's budget issues.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, friends and family remember workers killed in a plant explosion in North Carolina.
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and what was Punxsutawney Phil's prediction about the weather in the next few weeks? We'll have the answer, coming up.
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Two more funerals were held today in Kinston, North Carolina.
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Family and friends came together earlier today to remember James Byrd and William Gray. The men were killed last week in a deadly explosion at the West Pharmaceutical Services plant. An explosion that's claimed the lives of four workers, so far. Company officials say they intend to rebuild the plant, but a final decision might be weeks away.
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Fans of auto racing will have to wait a little longer to see a museum dedicated to motorsports.
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The new Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame in Stuart was supposed to be up and running by now.
The building that will house the museum has been built just above DeHart Park next to the Patrick Campus of Patrick Henry Community College.
But major disagreements between the museum's board have delayed the opening for months.
The board's president, Warren Williams, did not return our phone calls seeking comment on the delays.
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Our viewer mail last week focused on school closings, the State of the Union, and college basketball.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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((Following his State of the Union address, President Bush got high marks from several viewers in western Virginia, including one from Huddleston (Frances Woodford):
"People have forgotten the economy was headed for the situation it is in before Bush became president. We have sent all of our jobs out...The 9/11 tower crash left many out of work and the airlines cut jobs. Do they think Bush did that? Some forget Bush kept his head and kept this country together at a critical time...My confidence is still with Bush."

As snow fell and schools closed, a viewer from Christiansburg (Sandi Beckstoffer) gave our Internet home page a flurry of praise:
"I just wanted compliment you on your web site posting of school closings. I have you on my favorites list and check it every morning that there may be a question. I was just looking over the other local news web sites for my son's school closing (just to see if the other stations kept updated as well as you) and no one but you has it right! We Moms really rely on this info to keep us from standing outside waiting on a bus that is NOT coming! You do a fantastic job!"
But a viewer from Blue Ridge (G.R. Radcliff) was less complimentary about what he considers a lack of airtime for UVa games.
"When is the last time you broadcast a Virginia college game, football or basketball, which wasn't playing a team from North Carolina?...Let's say in the last 2-3 years I believe you still have the Bill Brill complex. Now you know why we lose players like Redick We know he will get more of your time than all of the players from Tech and Virginia."
Keep those comments coming, by mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Still to come, some games go down to the wire in A-C-C basketball action. We'll have highlights in sports.
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and some of Roanoke's most lovable cats will soon be on the move. We'll have that story coming up next.
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Roanoke Valley's most famous felines will soon be hitting the road.
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The snow leopard cubs at the Mill Mountain Zoo will celebrate their second birthday in May.
Shortly after that, the two CUBS are slated to leave Roanoke for other zoos as part a breeding program for endangered species.
But Zoo officials say don't worry, mom and dad are sticking around and new babies should soon be on their way.
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((DAVID WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: BECAUSE OUR PAIR IS VALUABLE AS FAR AS GENETIC MATERIAL THEY ACTUALLY WANTED US TO BREED THEM THIS YEAR BUT WE TOLD THEM WE COULDN'T BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SPACE WITH THE TWO REMAINING CUBS SO I THINK THAT HELPED THE CUBS TO MOVE A BIT QUICKER THAN THEY MIGHT HAVE OTHERWISE SO WE'LL PROBABLY STILL BE OK TO BREED THE ADULTS NEXT YEAR.))
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This past week the zoo learned the male cub will be going to a Toledo Zoo.
The female cub is slated to head to a zoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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The world's most famous groundhog says prepare for six more weeks of winter.
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((NATS OF CHEERING))
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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today- forecasting more cold weather. Thousands of people gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to witness the prediction first hand. Phil's forecast was fairly typical though.. the famous critter has only predicted an early spring 14 times in the past 93- years.
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Life on the road in the ACC can be brutal. Just ask the Duke Blue Devils who entered tonight's contest with Florida State with two conference losses--both away from the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium--to Maryland and NC State.
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Last season the Noles pulled the upset in Tallahassee.
In the first half tonight, check out FSU's Tim Pickett with the shake & bake. The double spin o rama and the jumper to finish.
But JJ Redick comes right back. He uses the screen and nails the triple at the halftime horn to keep the Devils within 6 at 41-35. Redick tallied 16 points.
In the second half. Florida State weathered a 12-1 Devils run. Adam Waleskowski got free on the
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backdoor cut for two and the Seminoles get it done for the second straight year, upsetting Duke 75 to 70.
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Back on Tobacco Road, North Carolina welcomed 17th ranked Wake Forest to the Dean Dome.
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To Chapel Hill where Dale Jarrett was in the house tonight.
D-J's a Heels fan, but he watched Wake take a 6 point lead by halftime. Josh Howard bangs in the three ball from the wing.
But Carolina hung tough. Rashad McCants blows the lay-in, but David Noel throws down the rebound tying the game at 70.
Who does Wake go to but Howard. Tied at 75 late, Howard unties it with the hoop and the harm. He
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scored a career high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Wake Forest improves to 15 and two beating Carolina 79 to 75.


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In Raleigh this afternoon, NC State knocked off Clemson for the 4th straight time.
Early on, the Pack's Scooter Sherrill got free with the shot fake and buried one of 14 three pointers for State on the afternoon. The Wolfpack led it 32-24 at halftime.
In the second half, Julius Hodge warmed things up. Hodge scored 18 of his 20 points over the final 20
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minutes. NC State shot 57 percent for the game, winning it 78 to 56. It's the 4th consecutive loss for the Tigers.
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The Radford University Lady Highlanders have struggled at times this season, but two local products are having an impact nonetheless.
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Cave Spring grad Sherri Rickman and former William Byrd standout Brandy Allen are two of five seniors on Jeri Porter's squad. Rickman has averaged 8 points per game while Allen has scored just over 6 per contest. But the Lady Highlanders have experienced some growing pains in Porter's first season, struggling to a 7 and 13 record.
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The ladies are back in action tomorrow night at Charleston Southern.
The RU men dropped a 75-64 decision on the road at High Point today. Whit Holcomb-Faye scored 24 points to lead the Highlanders.

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The Roanoke Dazzle lost 85 to 73 tonight in Columbus. Cory Alexander led four Dazzle players in double figures, scoring 27 points. Roanoke trailed by 12 at the half and never recovered. Next up for the Dazzle is a Wednesday date with Fayetteville.

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The NFL's version of the All Star game played out today in lovely Honolulu. It was a good day to hit the beach early, because the game was over pretty quickly.
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The NFC may have won the Super Bowl, but the Pro Bowl was a completely different matter.
The Dolphins Ricky Williams was a workhorse for the AFC. He scores from a couple of yards out to open the scoring.
Oakland's Rich Gannon bounced back from a dismal Super Bowl to play well today. Here Gannon buys some time and finds Tony Gonzalez for the touchdown to make it 14-3 AFC.
Gannon wasn't done. Later he hooks up with the Bills Travis Henry for another six and the rout was on.
The story was Williams though. The former Martinsville Phillie baseball player was named the game's
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MVP after rushing for 57 yards and two scores. The AFC rolled past the NFC 45 to 20.
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Never before had there been a shootout in an NHL All Star game--but there's a first time for everything.
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This year the league went back to the traditional East versus West format and not the U-S against the World.
The Thrashers Danny Heatley had a huge day for the East, scoring a record 5 goals and assisting on another. Heatley was named the game's MVP.
This one was tied at 5 after regulation and a five minute sudden death overtime.
So they went to a shootout.
Paul Kariya scored the eventual game winner for the West by beating Ottowa's Patrick Lalime for the goal.
Olli Jokinen then clangs his shot off the pipe and the West outshoots the East 3 to 1.
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On the links today, Canadian Mike Weir won the fourth PGA event of his career taking advantage of a slip by Jay Haas on the final hole to claim the Bob Hope Classic.
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The 49 year old Jay Haas was bidding to become the 6th oldest player to win on Tour.
He held the lead most of the day until 18.
That's when he left his approach short and it found the drink. That opened the door for Weir. The lefty ran home the birdie effort to finish at 30 under par after a final round 67.
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[New-Year]


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And finally tonight, hundreds of people flocked to Chinatown in New York City today to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
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For the first time in seven years, New York City officials allowed parade organizers to use fireworks. Drums pounded as elaborate floats and colorful performers presented the traditional Lion Dance. (------------) The 15-day celebration of the Year of the Ram began on Saturday.