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The latest winter blast is still going strong - as it continues its tracking to the north.
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and Southwest Virginia is dealing with the aftermath of the storm.
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Could I interest you in a little warming and melting? Moving closer to 50 by midweek. Details of that in a moment.

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In Medical news - clinical trials are one of the best ways to treat H-I-V - but getting people to take part is getting tougher -
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and - in other news - more than 20 people are dead after a stampede in a Chicago night club.
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Stay with us - News 7 at Five is next. [Open]
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The snow is coming down hard in the Northeast and it's not over yet.
New York City could get up to 22 inches by late tonight.
And in New Jersey the governor's declared a state of emergency.
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((WE DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOMEN WITH THEIR FAMILIES.))
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For people who did go out- it was tough going.
Many Northeastern airports have closed including Reagan National, and BWI in Baltimore. Dulles has one runway open.

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While the storm is over in this region for the most part, it is plowing through the Northeast keeping snowplows extremely busy.
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Manuel Gallegus is braving this winter weather. He joins us live from New York with the latest.
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(((LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY)
FORGET THE CAR ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORKYOU WERE BETTER-OFF WITH CROSS COUNTRY SKIS.

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New Yorkers wait years for days like thisa beautiful day!
FROM CENTRAL PARK, WHERE 20 INCHES OF SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN TO WASHINGTON D.CWHERE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL REMAIN CLOSED ANOTHER DAY TO PHILADELPHIA WHERE PEOPLE LITERALLY HAD TO CRAWL TO WORK THE NORTHEAST WAS PARALYZED BY THE STEADY, INTENSE STORM.
IN SOME PLACESIT WAS A BLIZZARDAND SOME WERE JUST STUCK. .

-SOT-MOS I had to sleep in my car


EMERGENCY CREWS HAD THEIR HANDS FULL AT LEAST 16 DEATHS ARE BEING BLAMED ON THE STORM MOSTLY FROM ROAD ACCIDENTS.
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AND FORGET ABOUT AIR TRAVELAT BOSTONS LOGAN AIRPORT, TRAVELERS COULD ONLY PRETEND THEY WERE SOMEWHERE SUNNY.

-SOT-We were on our way to the Bahamas


IN NEW YORK, THE GOVERNOR DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AND MANHATTANS BUDGET CRISIS WONT BE HELPED BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS IT WILL COST TO PLOW THE CITY.

-SOT-SNOW PLOW GUY 3;58


its pretty nasty out here and its not gonna get any better out here wither.
-STAND UP BRIDGE- Manuel Gallegus, Central Park How much you enjoy all the snow depends on what you had you had to do todayIf you had to work, it wasnt so fun. But here in New Yorks Central Park, everyone was out enjoying the day.
A LITTLE FOOTBALL OR A BABYF FIRST SNOW STORMTHOSE WO HAD THE DAY OFF COULDNT GET ENOUGH. BUT IT WASNT TOO EASY FOR ANYONE ELSE TRYING GET THROUGH THEIR WORK DAY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS NEW YORK. ))
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It was anything but smooth sledding this morning for a young Roanoker.
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when a sled went out of control at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Melrose Avenue.
The young woman was travelling down a steep hill when she lost control of her sled.
She ended up in the middle of Melrose, but wasn't seriously injured.
The woman walked away from the incident with her damaged sled in tow.
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The pavement is visible again on many main roads in our area.
But secondary roads are still covered with snow and ice.
Though there were no major accidents, the storm left behind a big mess for residents and road crews.
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Marya Jones is outside with an update on the conditions.
Jean, motorists saw big improvements on the main roads today, but the residential areas are still coated in snow.


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VDOT is asking people to be patient because it may take a few days to get out and clear the secondary roads. ((ROLLCUE:...the secondary roads.))
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((NATS: 581 TRAFFIC.))
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Interstate 581 is clear again ... but away from the main roads, it's a different story.
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((NATS: WHEELS DRIVING ON SNOW.))
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Up on Bent Mountain, EVERYTHING is white ... and driving is an activity best attempted by those with 4-wheel-drive...
A lesson Kim West learned today when she tried to move her van onto Route 221.
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((KIM WEST: A COUPLE MORE FEET... MAYBE 3 MORE FEET AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN ON 221... ON MY WAY TO WORK. BUT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE I'M GOING TO WORK TODAY. ))
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The weather packed a wallop for the Yellow Cab Company in Roanoke, too.
When snow and ice started to collapse the roof, workers had to clear out and call in help.
But through it all, the cabs kept going.
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((STEVE ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO. CO-OWNER: ESPECIALLY IN INCLEMENT WEATHER LIKE THIS WE HAVE A FEW SHUT INS THAT DEPEND ON OUR SERVICE ... 24 HRS. A DAY. DOCTORS APPTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THEY REALLY DEPEND ON US AND WE HAVE TO KEEP MOVING.))
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((NATS: SCRAPING.))
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People stuck at home had to keep moving, too.
From scraping windows to shoveling sidewalks ... they had their work cut out for them.
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((NATS: SHOVELING.))
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All secondary roads -- that's those with route numbers 600 and above -- are in moderate condition.
That means they may have snow, slush and ice on them.
If you're looking for information on the roads in your neighborhood, you can call V-Dot's highway helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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If your road's not clear yet, just be patient.
With some main roads still not clear, it may take a while to get to them.
Jean?


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The more snow the better, according to local farmers.
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They say snow is better than rain because it takes longer to soak into the ground and results in less run-off. An agent with the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension says he wouldn't mind seeing more snow fall this year.
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((JOHN HAMRICK/EXTENSION AGENT: MOST EVERYTHING LIKES IT. ANNUALS, THEY NEED MOISTURE. THIS SNOW'S SITTING THERE WAITING TO SOAK INTO THE GROUND. VEGGIES, SNOW REALLAY INSULATES THEM AGAINST THE COLDER AIR TEMPERATURES.))
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Despite the unusual number of winter storms received by Southwest Virginia this year, Hamrick says it would most likely take another storm or two to push the ground to the saturation point.
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After a weekend full of anti-war protests across the globe - weapons inspections are underway once again in Iraq -


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And a night of fun turned deadly for many at a Chicago night club. We'll have those stories and more coming up.
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Just moments ago European leaders issue a strongly worded declaration- affirming solidarity with the United states and wrning Saddam Hussein that Iraq faces one last chance to disarm peacefully.
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The 15 European Union leaders gave strong backing for the U-S and British demand for swift action to disarm Iraq.


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((1441 SET OUT VERY CLEARLY THAT THIS WAS THE FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR IRAQ TO COMPLY AND IT SAID IF THIS FINAL OPPORRTUNITY WAS NOT TAKEN THEN IRAQ WOULD HAVE TO FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES.))
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They also credited the American military buildup in the Persian Gulf with forcing Saddam to work with U-N weapons inspectors.
The emergency meeting of the European Union comes after a weekend of massive anti war demonstrations across Europe.


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A latenight fist fight, some pepper spray and 15-hundred people with just one way out. These ingredients came together for a disaster in Chicago overnight - leaving at least 21 people dead. Chris Hernandez has more.
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(( The chaos began sometime after 2am when a fight broke out between two patrons at the Epitome Night Club on Chicago's south side . Security stepped in and at some point pepper spray or mace was used. The fumes spread through the club and patrons panicked.

SOT: Unnamed Witness: "Security sprayed pepper spray on everybody and

it was just a bum rush, it was wild."
The mad rush for the exits trapped club goers as they funneled down a staircase leading to the front door. People started falling and the crowd poured over them...causing injuries and death.

SOT: James Joyce/Chicago Fire Commissioner:

"That's clear, yes, that are people who were trying to get out that could not get out."
Outside the club was another chaotic scene. Even as the injured were being whisked away to area hospitals, scuffles broke out between police and the crowd gathered in the street.
Nat Sound: Scuffles
As the investigation gets up to full speed, officials are checking witness claims that only one exit was open. When the fire department arrived, they had to chop their way through some doors with sledgehammers and pry bars.

SOT: James Joyce/Chicago Fire Commissioner:

"Locked and blocked doors are a contributing factor and we can't explain how management or ownership would allow that. "
The fallout from the tragedy has left loved ones of the dead badly shaken. Rev. Jesse Jackson has responded to the crisis, urging people to have faith and pitch in where they can.

SOT: Rev. Jesse Jackson

"It's just abounding sorrow, all we can do now is sort out the wreckage."

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In Health Check tonight - We are entering our third decade of fighting the AIDS virus, and now researchers are focusing on women. In the U-S alone, women account for one out of every three new H-I-V cases - yet - we know little else about them. Dr. Sean Kenniff takes a look at the issue of women and clinical trials.
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(((LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY)

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THIS SIMPLE OFFICE HAS BECOME A HOME-AWAY FROM HOME (NAT)FOR BRIDGET TUCH (TUCK).

SOT: BRIDGET TUCH

ALL I REALLY KNEW ABOUT HIV WAS-WHEN YOU GET AIDS-YOU DIE.

SHE ALSO KNEW BACK THEN--- THE GAY COMMUNITY COULD HELP.



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I WANTED TO BE AROUND THOSE THAT KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON.
SO.... SHE FOLLOWED SOME MEN SHE KNEW HAD HIV - TO A CLINIC...AND GOT HERSELF IN A CLINICAL TRIAL BASED IN THAT SIMPLE OFFICE AT BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CTR. IN NY . BUT AS WE ENTER THE 3RD DECADE OF AIDSBRIDGETS STORY HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY RARE (NAT)
ARMED WITH A NUMBER OF APPROVED MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIV-AIDS, DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS LIKE DONNA MILDVAN (MILD-VAN) ARE SEEING FEWER PEOPLE VOLUNTEER FOR CLINICAL TRIALSESPECIALLY MINORITY
WOMEN---WHO ARE QUICKLY BECOMING THE NEW FACE OF AIDS IN THE

U-S...ACCOUNTING FOR AN ESTIMATED 30-PERCENT OF --NEW-- HIV INFECTIONS. SIMPLY PUT...CLINICAL TRIALS ARE OFTEN THE BEST WAY TO BEAT DISEASES.

SOT: DR. DONNA MILDVAN/CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL

CTR NOBODY KNOWS THIS STORY.//ITS THE BEST KEPT SECRET AROUND.
STANDUP: A SECRET THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. BECAUSE SOMETIMES CLINICAL TRIALS CAN PROVIDE TOMORROW'S CURE...TODAY. AND MOST DOCTORS SAY THEY REMAIN THE SINGLE BEST WAY TO ACCESS LEADING EXPERTS...AND LEADING TECHNOLOGY.

SOT: DR. MILDVAN

YOUVE GOT ACCESS TO THE MOST CURRENT, THE MOST CUTTING EDGE NOT ONLY TREATMENT//BUT INFORMATION.
BUT WOMEN OFTEN THINK OF THEMSELVES LAST...AND MANY MINORITY WOMEN DON'T HAVE COMPUTERS...SO ACCESS TO TRIALS IS LIMITED.
YET INFORMATION IS WHAT HELPED BRIDGET PLOT HER SURVIVAL STRATEGY. SHE'S BEEN ABLE TO WATCH HER TWIN BOYS GROW UP AND ONE -- HEAD OUT TO KUWAIT....WAR IS NOW HER BIGGEST WORRY. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.
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Warmer weather could be on the way - Robin will have a detailed look at our work week forecast after the break ,
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[VO] And in sports - the Braves break the bank to keep Greg Maddux.
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The stock market was closed today - but investors are still keeping an eye on the bulls and bears -
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And - Is the Roanoke Express skating on thin ice?
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The Stock market had the day off - but investors are keeping their eyes on the skies and the oil drums this week. Alexis Christoforous has more in todays marketwatch.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker which starts on the ice. The Augusta Chronicle, a newspaper in Georgia, reports that the Roanoke Express is for sale for a price of around 600 thousand dollars and that if a new buyer is not found by seasons end that the franchise could suspend operations or fold. Express ownership says these reports are NOT true.
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Express owner Ashby Coleman DID say this afternoon that the sale of the Express was discussed last week but that his team is not on the market at this time.
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The Express, like many ECHL teams is losing money this season and ownership has been working over the last month to try and improve the franchise's financial situation as the team begins preparing for next season.
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The Baltimore Orioles season has already gotten off to an unthinkable start. Yesterday 23 year old pitcher Steve Bechler collapsed during a conditioning run, and today he died of what doctors are calling heatstroke. The doctors say he had multiple organ failures and that his body temperature reached 108 degrees.
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Pitcher Greg Maddux has agreed to the largest one-year contract in baseball history. Maddux and the Braves today avoided salary arbitration when they settled on a $14 million - 750 thousand dollar deal. Had they gone to arbitration - Maddux would have been asking 16 million bucks.
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The weather is creating all kinds of problems for high schools hoping to play some district basketball this week.
With schools out - most of the tournaments are on hold. The playoff game in the Blue Ridge district between Alleghany and Blacksburg set for Saturday, postponed to tonight, has been postponed again. It will now be played tomorrow night at Salem Civic Center at 7. VMI's home basketball game tonight with UT Chattanooga has been postponed until tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. And the Wake Forest - Maryland game that was postponed from last night in College Park just tipped off a few moments ago. And there are some brave souls out there - the Charleston Southern - at Radford University men's game is still on for tonight at the Dedmon Center at seven. [Wx-Close]
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The European Union backs the U-S against Iraq...
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Even as Europeans volunteer to be human shields in Baghdad.
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Those stories at Eleven. [Closing Animation]