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Today on News 7 at 5, the Secretary of State tells the U-N not to be fooled by Iraq's tricks.
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Plus we will see how the Valley is preparing for the winter weather.
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The winter precipitation chances continue all weekend and it will change types as we go from sleet to freezing rain to snow.

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The death of the world's first cloned mammal raises some serious questions about the process.
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A local mall throws a big to-do about "I do" as dozens of couples celebrate Valentine's Day.
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Plus the deal to change the state's seat belt law is unbuckled.
News 7 at 5.
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You are looking live at Poor Mountain as the wintery preciptation is falling in the News 7 viewing area. We can expect a mixture of rain, snow and ice this weekend.
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While the higher elevations of western Virginia are seeing snow, ice and freezing rain, the worst of this storm hasn't reached the Roanoke Valley yet.
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Joe Dashiell has been checking in with state and local authorities... and keeping a close eye on road conditions locally. Joe, what have you seen so far?
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Jean, this storm certainly has the potential to create some difficult conditions during the next 48 hours, but so far, at least here in the Roanoke Valley, we haven't seen any serious problems.
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((The snow plows were poised along US 220 and other major highways this afternoon, loaded with chemicals, and waiting for the winter weather to arrive.
While motorists in the Roanoke Valley saw plenty of wet pavement, the leading edge of the storm brought only a cold rain...
And at the Southwest Virginia Boat Show it failed to dampen thoughts of warmer weather.
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American Electric Power is keeping a close eye on the weather, because ice and freezing rain could lead to significant power outtages
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But for the moment, Jean, AEP and the Virginia Department of Transportation are playing a waiting game.

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Two schools are changing their schedules tonight due to the inclement weather.
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Both E-C-P-I of Roanoke and Radford University have cancelled their night classes tonight.
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[waiting on supers etc] France and Russia both say they will not support any U-N resolution calling for the use of force against Iraq.
That after the security council heard again this morning from the chief weapons inspector, who told members they had NOT yet found any weapons of mass destruction.
But as Stacy Case reports, the U-S says the world should not be fooled by Iraq's tricks-
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DURING HIS LATEST STAUS REPORT...TOP UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX CONCEDED NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN FOUND IN IRAQ, BUT HE ALSO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT SADDAM HUSSEIN DID WITH HIS STASH OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS. HANS BLIX/UNITED NATIONS CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR "IF THEY EXIST, THEY SHOULD BE PRESENTED FOR DESTRUCTION. IF THEY DO NOT EXIST, CREDIBLE EVIDENCE TO THAT EFFECT SHOULD BE PRESENTED."
AND WHILE THE REPORT FROM BLIX WAS INFORMATIVE, IT DID NOTHING TO SWAY THE OPINIONS OF KEY SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.
ONCE AGAIN, FRANCE VOICED ITS OPPOSITION TO ANY RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WAR. REMARKS FROM FRENCH'S FOREIGN MINISTER EVEN DREW RARE APPLAUSE IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL. CHINA, GERMANY AND RUSSIA SIDE WITH FRANCE AND WANT TO GIVE INSPECTORS MORE TIME. GREAT BRITIAN AND THE U-S ACCUSED IRAQ OF SUPPORTING TERRORISM AND SAY THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE. "WE CANNOT WAIT FOR ONE OF THESE TERRIBLE WEAPONS TO SHOW UP IN ONE OF OUR CITIES AND WONDER WHERE IT CAME FROM." IRAQI REACTION...CAME FROM DEPUTY PREMIER TARIQ AZIZ WHILE TRAVELLING IN ITALY. TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQ'S FOREIGN MINISTER.))

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A Martinsville man will spend 30-years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend and then throwing her out a window.
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Donatus Hilton pled guilty to first degree murder as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Authorities charge that Hilton broke into Janice Payne's apartment on June 24th, stabbed her near the heart and then threw her body out of a third story window.
Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar says the victim's family agreed to the plea to avoid reliving the case at trial.
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Failing to buckle up will remain a secondary offense in Virginia.
The House of Delegates reversed itself today and killed a bill to toughen the state's seat belt law.
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The legislation passed yesterday by one vote.
And it was by a single vote today that the measure was defeated after opponents brought it back up for consideration.
Delegate Ken Melvin told his colleagues that the measure would give some police officers an excuse to stop and harass black drivers.
Governor Warner says he disagrees.
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The Governor did not rule out pushing for the bill again next year.
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Up next on the newscast, Miss Virginia remembers the state's veterans for Valentine's Day.
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Plus a judge sentences the woman who was caught on tape beating her child.
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The woman caught on tape beating her child has been sentenced to a year of probation and fined 500 dollars.
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Surveillance tape caught Madelyne Toogood hitting and shaking the girl outside of an Indiana store.
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Toogood pleaded guilty today to a felony battery charge after she was shown the video.
The 26-year old could have received up to three years in jail for battery.
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((I'M SATISFIED THAT JUSTICE WAS SERVED. SHE WAS CONVICTED OF THE CHARGE A FELONY. THE JUDGE TREATED IT AS A MISDEM, THAT'S IN THE COURT'S DISCRETION.)) ((NA, I DON'T THINK JAIL TIME IS NECESSARY IN THIS TYPE OF CASE. THIS WAS NOT A THOUGHT OUT, I INTEND TO BEAT MY CHILD IT WAS SPUR OF THE MOMENT. SHE LOST HER TEMPER IN THE THROWS OF THIS EMOTION.))
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The case drew nationwide attention after the store surveillance camera's tape was played on newscasts.
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The first Cloned Sheep, Dolly, has died- at six years old.
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But it was not from natural causes.
Scientists euthanized Dolly after she developed an infection that causes a slow progressive illness- it's an infection other sheep on the farm have had.
The team leader says Dolly probably caught the infection from one of the other sheep.
He doesn't think Dolly's life was short because she was a clone.
Port mortem testing should reveal more information on that.
Dolly lived six years. The average lifespan of the same breed is eleven or 12 years.
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Since 19-78 Valentine's Day has been set aside as a day to salute hospitalized Veterans.
And today the Salem V-A Medical Center did just that.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton attended the celebration and joins us with details.
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Jean, Throughout this week veterans at the V-A have received hundreds of cards and visits from the public.
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But today's program topped off the week-long celebration, and gave the veterans a chance to meet some state celebrities.
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As the country prepares for the possibility of war, many local veterans, who remember the battlefield all too well, are honored for their service and devotion to this country.
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And it was a celebration fit for any general.... music and dance ... and even a special performance from Miss Virginia herself.
The V-A Medical Center say it wants the veterans to know they are loved-- and what better day to remind them than Valentine's Day.
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And for many of the veterans, their hearts are with the troops now stationed overseas.
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And on this day these veterans have an extra reason to smile, knowing that Americans have not forgotten their heroes..
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Coming up after the break, Robin will have a detailed look at our weekend forecast,
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Then a little later, we'll tell you why dozens of people were saying "I do" today at a local mall.
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A legendary Bluegrass performer is honored in Hollywood. We'll have the details later.
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But first in Sports, we'll see why a former Hokie is going over the wall.
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The bulls sent a love letter to Wall Street this Valentine's Day, giving the major stock market averages their first winning week in a month.
Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the end of the work week ticker. It's been another non-stop day at Daytona. Rick Crawford won the Crasftaman Truck Series race this afternoon, while Mark Martin captured the first IROC event of the season. You know - Jeff Burton, Ward Burton, Elliott Sadler and Ricky Rudd aren't the only ones from the Commonwealth making a name for themselves in Nascar racing. Travis Wells has the story of one local product who plays a major role in the success of Jeff Gordon's 24 team.
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(( Travis:
Hurd spent the summer of 2000 as an intern with Hendrick Motorsports. Upon graduation from Tech he worked as an engineer with the team. Last season he tried out for the pit crew on Jimmie Johnson's car. Now he's a weekend warrior, going over the wall for the Rainbow Warriors.
Caleb:
Coming up at six, more on Caleb including his relationship with Halifax County native Robert Barker, who is living out a dream as a Winston Cup crew chief for Dave Blaney. In Daytona, Travis Wells News 7 Sports.))

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The ACC basketball race gets wilder with each passing week.
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Here's Steve Mason with our latest installment of the Atlantic Coast Connection.
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((STEVE MASON:VIRGINIA COACH PETE GILLEN HAS USED A DIFFERENT STARTING LINE UP IN OVER HALF OF THE CAVALIERS GAMES THIS SEASON. THE CONSTANT LINE UP CHANGES SEEM TO BE WORKING. BEFORE THE CAROLINA GAME, UVA HAD WON 4 OF ITS LAST FIVE.))

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((In three of Virginia's last five games, the Cavaliers have had at least four players score in double figures. The Wahoos are averaging 75 points a game. ((TRAVIS WATSON/14 PTS, 10 REBOUNDS A GAME AVERAGE:))
Gillen is one of two ACC coaches that has been reprimanded by the league for commenting publicly on officiating. Maryland's Gary Williams has also gotten in trouble for some words directed at ACC referees. ((DUKE EDSALL/ACC REFEREE:))
Catch all of your ACC action right here on WDBJ-7. Saturday, North Carolina and Clemson meet at one and then Tuesday at eight, Virginia battles Clemson at eight in Charlottesville. Steve Mason for your WDBJ Atlantic Coast Connection.))
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Have a safe weekend folks. Jean is coming back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at 5. [GO TO BREAK]


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Hollywood has recognized a bluegrass pioneer.
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Earl Scruggs received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Scruggs is best known for writing the theme from the "Beverly Hillbillies".
But he also pioneered the 5-string banjo style.
Scruggs has been nominated for 13 grammies.
Former Hillbillies Max (Bayer) Baer Junior and Donna Douglas were on hand for the ceremony.. along with country singer Dwight Yoakam.
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Valentine's Day is not only a day for flowers and candy, but for some it will be the beginning of a new life together.

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Family members and strangers gathered to watch dozens of couples recite their wedding vows in a mass ceremony at Valley View Mall today. The couples came from all over the Roanoke valley, some said I do for the first time while others were renewing vows.

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((GAIL AND GARY BELLOTT/ NEW RIVER VALLEY MALL: WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD WAY TO RENEW OUR VOWS. WE'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 12 YEARS AND WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND UNUSUAL AND GETTING MARRIED AT THE MALL SEEMED TO FIT THAT BILL, SO WE ARE HERE.))
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32 couples were married for the first time and five couples renewed their vows. A reception was held following the service to celebrate.
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