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Today on News 7 at 5, authorities want to know if the pilot of a ferry boat was asleep at the wheel when it crashed leaving 10 people dead.
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Also the fight for the minority vote continues in the Hill City.
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Also today, Social Security recipients learn how much of an increase they will get next year, but we'll tell you why they may lose more than they get.
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We'll tell you why a Montgomery County merchant says tax cuts there are still not enough.
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And President Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger get together to ask each other for favors. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Authorities want to know if a man jumped to his death this morning from a Roanoke County bridge.
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Divers are being called in to search the Roanoke River for the apparent suicide victim.
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Roanoke County Police say a woman driving on the Parkway between 7:30 and 8 this morning saw a man running on the Roanoke River Bridge. As she passed him he climbed over the railing, turned his back towards the Niagra Dam and squatted down. Police estimate it's about a 200-foot drop from the bridge to the river. Nobody actually saw the man fall but police found a suicide note, wallet and cell phone nearby. They have yet to release his identity or find his body.
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A sinkhole is causing traffic delays on I-81 in Wythe County this afternoon.
State Police say the sinkhole is blocking one northbound lane at mile-marker 82, in the Fort Chiswell area.
Officials aren't sure how long it will take to patch the road.

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Investigators still have not talked to the pilot of the Staten Island Ferry that crashed yesterday.
He remains hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt-
Some reports suggest he was asleep at the wheel, but as Scott Rapoport explains invesigators aren't saying too much about it.
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((
ONE DAY INTO THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY INVESTIGATION...OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD KNOW THIS FOR CERTAIN.
ELLEN ENGLEMAN/N.T.S.B. ""SINCE WE HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO PARTIES INVOLVED....WE DO NOT WANT TO COMMENT ON STORIES OUT THERE...."
THE ASSISTANT CAPTAIN WHO WAS PILOTING THE FERRY WHEN IT CRASHED....MAY HOLD THE KEY TO THE INVESTIGATION. BUT RIGHT NOW, THAT MAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER HE REPORTEDLY TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

NEIGHBOR OF PILOT: "HE PANICKED, BELIEVE ME THAT'S WHAT I THINK HAPPENED TO HIM. I DON'T THINK HE WOULD DO IT OTHERWISE."
AT LEAST ONE CREW MEMBER SAYS THE PILOT WAS ASLEEP AT THE CONTROLS, POSSIBLY BECAUSE HE DIDN'T TAKE HIS PRESCRIBED BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE. BUT WHILE NONE OF THAT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED, IF TRUE, IT COULD EXPLAIN HOW THE FERRY VEERED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OFF COURSE...VIOLENTLY SMASHING INTO A CONCRETE PIER. THE COLLISION LEFT A HUGE GASH IN THE 300 FOOT FERRY. .KILLING TEN PASSENGERS....DOZENS ARE ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
DESPITE THE ACCIDENT...RESILIENT NEW YORKERS RACED TO FIND THEIR USUAL PLACE ON THE FERRY WHEN SERVICE RESUMED. PASSENGER: "THROUGHOUT ALL TRAGEDY...THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY SCOTT RAPOPORT/CBS NEWS: IT COULD BE A YEAR BEFORE THE 70,000 COMMUTERS WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE RIDE BETWEEN LOWER MANHATTAN AND STATEN ISLAND....FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. ))
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The endorsement race continues in Lynchburg where Democrat Bob Clarke says Senator Steve Newman has "not" sewn up the minority vote this election.
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Clarke appeared today with a group of area ministers and black leaders who are backing his effort to unseat the incumbent Republican.
Their announcement follows Monday's news conference where Newman picked up the support of three well-known civil rights activists.
But Clarke's supporters say those men don't speak for all of Lynchburg's black community.
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((WALTER FORE/LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE: I SEE A BIT OF DESPERATION FROM THE NEWMAN CAMP, AND HOPEFULLY FROM THIS GROUP HERE HE'LL RECOGNIZE THAT HE DOES NOT, DOES NOT HAVE AN INROAD TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND I THINK HE SHOULD JUST CAP THAT.)) ((BOB CLARKE/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO HAVE ENDORSEMENTS FROM EVERYBODY, ANY ORGANIZATION, ESPECIALLY FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN LIGHT OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED EARLIER, BUT LIKE I SAID I'M GOING TO BE THE SENATOR FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE 23RD DISTRICT, BLACK, WHITE, DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN.))
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The Lynchburg Voters League endorsed Clarke last month.
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Lowered taxes are supposed to be a good thing, but that's not the case for some folks in Montgomery County.
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This week the county voted to cut its merchants tax by a fourth, from a dollar-21-cents per 100-dollars to 90-cents. However, that does NOT sit well with some area car dealers, like Shelor Automotive, who wanted the tax cut in half.


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((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY: AND HALF WOULD ACCOMMODATE THE ECONOMICS OF IT SO WE CAN BE COMPETITIVE. AND SO WE'LL BE FORCED TO CONTINUE TO MOVE OUR CARS AND THE OTHER CAR DEALERS FEEL THE SAME WAY.))
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Board of supervisors chair, Nick Rush, was one of the three members who voted against the tax, but says the new rate is a fair compromise.
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((NICK RUSH/MONTGOMERY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIR: FOR THOSE WHO DO CHOOSE TO LEAVE THEIR MERCHANDISE IN THE COUNTY IT WILL LOWER THAT RATE AND HELP THOSE BUSINESSES COMPETE AGAINST THOSE BUSINESSES THAT DECIDE TO MOVE THEIR MERCHANDISE.))
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In addition to lowering the tax, the county will exempt the first one-thousand dollars of inventory and make assessments twice a year. The merchants will then pay the average of the two assessments.
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Still to come on the newscast, the U-N makes a unanimous decision concerning the future of Iraq.
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Plus President Bush and Governor-elect Schwarzenegger meet face to face today. After the break we'll tell you what the two Republicans want from each other.
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The U-S government won a diplomatic victory today.
The United Nations resolved to help it rebuild Iraq.
But as Jennifer Donelan reports, it's not know what the resolution will mean in terms of money and military power.

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FINALLY...A UNANIMOUS VOTE ..AS THE UNITED NATIONS APPROVES A RESOLUTION AIMED AT BRINGING IN MORE INTERNATIONAL HELP TO STABILIZE IRAQ.


SOT PRESIDENT BUSH "I wanna thank the United Nations Security Counsel."


U-S COMPROMISES MET WITH APPROVAL FROM COUNTRIES WHO'D REPEATEDLY REFUSED TO SIGN OFF ON THE U.S. BACKED RESOLUTION, BECAUSE IT DIDN'T GIVE THE U-N ENOUGH CONTROL.
Sot: COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: It assists those nations who are interested in providing troops by giving this broader un mandate for those troops and putting them under a multinational force designation.
BUT THE FORCES ARE STILL UNDER AMERICAN COMMAND. AND EVEN THOUGH THE LEADING OPPONENTS OF THE U-S LED WAR VOTED YES ON THE PLAN, THEY'VE RULED OUT SENDING IN THEIR OWN TROOPS FOR NOW.
THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR U-S MILITARY LEADERS, WHO HOPED FOR SOME MAJOR MILITARY MIGHT.....TO EASE AMERICAN BURDENS IN THE REGION.
Sot - Dr. Gunter Pleuger/German Amb. to UN Had the amendments of Germany, France and Russia been intergrated, it could have been a greater resolution. (edit)We therefore cannot envisage any military commitment.
THE MANDATE FOR INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SUPPORT WILL END WHEN AN IRAQI GOVERNMENT IS SWORN IN, WHICH COULD BE BY THE END OF 2004. THE RESOLUTION ALSO GIVES U-N SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN MORE SAY IN THE DESIGN OF A NEW IRAQ CONSTITUTION.
Sot Kofi Annan-UN Secretary General "our common object is to restore peace to Iraq as quickly as possible."
STAND UP - SO IT IS A DIPLOMATIC VICTORY FOR THE UNITED STATES. BUT THE PLEDGES OF TROOPS AND MONEY FROM SMALL COUNTRIES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO HELP STABILIZE THE SHATTERED NATION. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON)

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President Bush met with California's Governor Elect today.
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Schwarzenegger is looking to Washington for help fixing the state's budget troubles.
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((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR ELECT: I CAN TELL YOU ONE THING, THERE IS NO GREATER ALLY THAT THE GOLDEN STATE HAS IN WASHINGTON THAN OUR PRESIDENT MY DEAR FREIDN PREZ GEORGE BUSH.))
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President Bush says he knows the state is hurting but did not plege financial help.
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((WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SET GOOD POLICIES IN WASHINGTON. THE GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SET GOOD POLICY IN SACRAMENTO.))
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Aides say the President will help where he can but there will be no federal bailout for California.
The President was also looking for some help.. hoping to win Arnold's support and California's 55 electoral votes in the upcoming presidential election.
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Social Security recipients will see a "two-point-one percent" increase in their checks at the first of the year.
The cost of living increase means an extra 19 dollars a month for the average retiree or 31 dollars for retired couples.
For most older Americans, the increase will be depleted by a 13-and-a-half percent hike in Medicare premiums that also takes effect next year.

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A day of celebrations and congratulations for Pope John Paul on his 25th anniversary-
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The Pontiff presided over a mass attended by tens of thousands who packed St. Peter's square.
The 83 year old pontiff slurred in speech but people at this mass say he is strong in spririt.
Also today, the pope released an instructive religious document.
In it, he reaffirmed the church's committment to celibacy for priests and told U-S bishops to take strong action to heal the sex abuse scandal.
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[5-Spiritual-Healing]


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A chaplain with the Good Samaritan Hospice says dying people can receive a spiritual healing.
But Reverend Marvin Barbre says his message isn't just for the sick...
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Today, he spoke to members of Athenian Society for Arts and Sciences on the "Art" of emotional and spiritual healing.
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((I THINK THE ART OF SPIRITUAL CARE IS HELPING PEOPLE GET IN TOUCH WITH THEMSELVES AND WITH THE SPIRITUAL THINGS THEY REALLY HAVE IN LIFE WHETHER THAT COMES FROM THEIR FAITH COMMUNITY OR WHETHER IT COMES THROUGH ANOTHER AVENUE IN LIFE))
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Barbre says you don't have to be religious to be spiritual and that the healing can take place by finding your purpose in life.
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((I THINK AS WE THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE ABOUT IN LIFE, OUR WORK, OUR FAMILIES, THE MORE WE GET IN TOUCH WITH THOSE THINGS THE MORE OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES CAN MEAN TO US))
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Barbre says he's seen people dying with a disease still be well spiritually and ultimately find peace in their lives.
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When most people think of barbershop music, they usually think of quartets. But as Brent Watts tells us, Opera Roanoke is thinking about something on a larger scale.
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Its premiere turned out to be an infamous flop in 1816. But, through the years the Barber of Seville has become the worlds most popular opera. Brent Watts has more on Opera Roanoke's version of this comedic love story.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will preview tonight's do or die game between the Red Sox and the Yankees.

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Then following Sports, we'll tell you what excuse a traveling singer uses to hit the road.
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Analysts say it was a lackluster day on Wall Street today. While some markets finished higher, the DOW lost ground. Jean Lee tells us why.
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Good afternoon everybody, the ACC football schedule for this week gets an early start tonight as Clemson takes on N.C. State in Raleigh. Both schools are coming off of wins last weekend, and each has had very little time to prepare for tonight's game. The annual meeting between the Tigers and Wolfpack is called the Textile Bowl, and after beating UVa last week Clemson is trying to weave its way right back into ACC title hunt.
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The game gets underway at 7:45 tonight, but I'm not sure anyone will be watching much after eight.

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That's because Gotham City will turned upside tonight as the Yankees and Red Sox square off in game seven of the American League Championship Series in the Bronx. It's a rematch of Saturday volatile matchup of Pedro Martinez against Roger Clemens. And the winner gets to a trip to the World Series.
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That's Nomar Garciaparro, who went 4 for 5 yesterday. The first pitch tonight is set for 8:18.

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Todd Snider has won the admiration of critics with a half-dozen records.
But the troubadour says it all began as an excuse to hit the road with his guitar.
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Snider is often compared to one of his heroes, John Prine, and he shared the stage with Prine on his last visit to the Roanoke Valley.
This morning, he shared his music with listeners of radio station Z-101.
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((NAT SOUND... AGAIN THE RECORDS, AS I'M GETTING OLDER, I'M TRYING TO GET BETTER AT 'EM, BUT THE FIRST FEW WERE JUST AN EXCUSE TO TOUR. IT'S STILL KIND OF LIKE THAT. WE'VE STILL GOT TO HAVE SOMETHING TO TOUR FOR.))
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Todd Snider performs tonight at 8, at the Cinema Cafe in Roanoke.
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