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Coming up on News 7-
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She says it just wasn't her time to go. A 97-year-old woman is the latest survivor of a deadly earthquake in Iran. He's known for his risky stunts, but some say this time the crocodile hunter when too far. Plus a funeral home in Washington services pets, instead of people.
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News 7 is next.

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New regulations move in on the trucking industry, but many drivers say the new law is nothing but a third wheel.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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In less than an hour the Department of Transportation will implement a new set of rules for the trucking industry. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, many truck drivers say the new regulations aren't user friendly.
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((((QUICK NATS OF TRUCKS DRIVING BY)) Long haul truck drivers across America are preparing to change their lifestyles.
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((BRIAN CHANEY: IT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO CUT INTO OUR SALARIES AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE QUITING.))
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Chaney's talking about the results of an eight year study conducted by the Department of Transportation. Affective midnight Saturday truckers are limited to 11 hours behind the wheel during a 14 hour work day. A rule many truckers say is problematic. That's because a large part of their 11 hour days will be spent sitting at loading docks.
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Trouble that could result in a federal fine ranging from 550 to 11- thousand dollars per violation. And along with the work regulations the new rules require drivers to take ten consecutive hours off after each work day.
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Truckers also worry about finding a place to pull off and rest. Virginia truck stops like this one in Ironto only allow truckers to stop for two hours at a time.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE NEW REGULATIONS WERE DESIGNED TO HELP SAVE LIVES AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DRIVER FATIGUE. HIGHWAY OFFICIALS ESTIMATE MORE THAN A THOUSAND ACCIDENTS WILL BE AVOIDED SAVING 75 LIVES.))
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However, truckers say it's not fatigue that's the problem - rather overcrowded highways.
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((TONY PELA: DRIVERS AREN'T STUPID I MEAN IF YOU'RE TIRED YOU PULL OVER YOU GO TO SLEEP. NO LOAD IS WORTH KILLING YOURSELF OUT THERE. IF YOU'RE TIRED SHUT IT DOWN AUTOMATICALLY.))
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((MICHAEL SULLIVAN: 90 PERCENT OF YOUR OLD TIMERS OUT HERE, HE KNOWS WHEN HE NEEDS TO GO TO REST AND HE DON'T NEED A LOG BOOK TO TELL HIM WHEN HE NEEDS TO GO TO SLEEP.))
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Most companies track their loads and drivers using global positioning systems and with the threat of high fines most drivers say they'll learn to adapt. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))


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The Roanoke City Sheriff's Department is investigating a fire at the city jail last night.
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Preliminary reports indicate inmates in one of the cells were able to remove the face plate off an old electrical outlet. They then used the wires to heat something and that's when some nearby papers were ignited. One inmate then tried to put the fire out using a bed sheet and then realized additional help was needed. The inmates used an emergency intercom system to notify staff who extinguished the fire. All inmates in the affected pod were moved to another section and examined for smoke inhalation. Officials say smoke is problematic in a jail because they're not able to open the windows. Authorities say disciplinary action will be taken against the inmate who started the fire. He or she may also face criminal charges.
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A two-alarm fire in Danville has forced three people out of their apartments. Fire officials say the blaze started in a rear storage building at 139 Baskerville Court. Three units were damaged, but only two of the apartments were occupied, and no one was hurt. Family members will provide a place to stay for the burned out victims. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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One man is dead after a motorcycle accident this afternoon in Bedford County. Police say 64-year-old Thomas Nelson Krantz ran off the right hand side of Diamond Hill Road around 3-thirty. His Harley Davidson motorcycle hit three trees. Krantz was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, a friend who was ahead of Krantz says they were going around 40 miles per hour when the accident occured.

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A head on collision killed one person in Roanoke County last night.
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The accident happened shortly before 8 o'clock on Old Mountain Road. 34 year old Roy Lacks, Junior of Botetourt County was killed in the accident. Police say Lacks was wearing his shoulder restraint, but was not wearing his lap belt. A teenager was injured in the accident. His name is not being released because of his age. Police say speed was not a factor in the accident. The medical examiner's office will conduct tests to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved.
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Still to come on the newscast, rescuers say it's a miracle that a 97 year old survived after being buried in rubble for more than a week...
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and coming up next, the Crocodile Hunter says he didn't do anything wrong when he took his one month old son into a croc's lair.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Cavs lose their second game of the season, their first L of 2004. JJ and Duke give Coach K number 600, and the NFL playoffs heat up in Charlotte and Baltimore. Plus, the Express skates with Trenton. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Celebrity crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has received a warning from child care authorities and sparked community protests after including his one-month old son in a crocodile feeding performance at his Australian zoo.
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Irwin held his son in one arm while feeding a dead chicken to a large crocodile, then put his baby on the ground and "walked" him toward the reptile's pond, in a show for the public and the media on Friday. Today he defended his actions, saying the boy was never in danger, and that he was hurt by the accusations that he endangerd his child.
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((STEVE IRWIN/THE CROCODILE HUNTER; IT'S ALL ABOUT PERCEIVED DANGER. IN FRONT OF THAT CROCODILE, I WAS IN COMPLETE CONTROL, ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE CONTROL, THAT IS MY PROFESSION.))
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International television news programs compared the incident to Michael Jackson's dangling of his infant son over a fourth floor hotel balcony in Berlin in November 2002.
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More than a thousand people showed up at the funeral for ten young victims of Christmas Day mudslides in Southern California.
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Friends and family paid their last respects today. Nine caskets were lined up at the service. Another spot was held for a 12-year-old boy whose body is still missing. The mass funeral would NOT have been possible if it wasn't for the non-profit organization called The Unforgettables.

The organization is covering most of the costs, and the community is still raising money for the victims' families.
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Rescue workers are calling it a miracle.
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Eight days after a powerful earthquake destroyed most of the ancient city of Bam, and killed at least 30 thousand people -- rescuers pulled a survivor-- believed to be 97 years old -- from the rubble. She says God kept her alive. The woman was found wrapped in a blanket by sniffer dogs this afternoon. Soldiers spotted her hand sticking out and thought it was another corpse. She was sheltered in a corner by wood that fell on top of her.
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Car dealers in the area move merchandize to avoid the merchant tax. A group of southside workers goes on strike, and a New River Valley business is looking to make a few hires. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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Pillowtex folded last summer, but they still owe money to creditors and lawyers. The law firms and financial advisers that represented the company in bankruptcy court are asking for 4 and a half million dollars for three months of work following the closing of Pillowtex. Bankruptcy laws put lawyers ahead of other creditors. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Global Contract Services is depending on an eager work force in the New River Valley. The company is opening a call center in downtown Pulaski in late January. G-C-S has already hired 40 people and interviewed more than 100. Company officials say they hope to hire 300 people over the next six month [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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It's tax time again, and that means several car dealers in the region move their inventory to avoid paying county merchant taxes. Shelor automotive has moved its inventory out of Montgomery County for six years now, and company owners say a recent reduction in the tax this year doesn't change a thing.
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It was the same deal in Amherst County, where car dealers paid Jerry Falwell Ministries a fee to store their cars at the old Ericcson property and avoid the merchant's tax. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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About 70 southside workers rang in the new year on the picket line. Hourly DanChem employees have been on strike since New Year's Eve when talks between the two sides broke down. Employees are hopeful negotiations with the company will resume, but in an economically depressed region, they know their jobs may be up for grabs.
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((EDDIE DALTON: I'D HAVE TO BE OUT IN LEFT FIELD TO THINK THAT IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN. I KNOW IT COULD HAPPEN, BUT IT WOULDN'T BE A SMART MOVE ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE PEOPLE THAT IF THEY WALKED IN THE DOOR TOMORROW WE COULD HAVE PRODUCTION UP TOMORROW.))
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DanChem makes custom chemicals used in food additives and the textile industry.
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Still to come on the newscast, the latest on NASA's probe to Mars,
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and many dogs and cats are more than just pets, but members of the family as well. But how do you handle it when man's best friend passes away? A Washington man has a unique idea.
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[Pet-Funeral]


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You've heard of a pet cemetary. Now there's a place in Washington that offers funeral services for pets BEFORE the burial. Elliott Lewis has more.
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((FOR ANDRE SANDERS, NOTHING IS MORE REWARDING THAN BEING AN ENTREPRENUER. It's not so much the financial means. But you're dealing with different people's personalities, different attitudes, and you can help someone. I'm almost a doctor but in a different sense. ...A VERY DIFFERENT SENSE. SANDERS RUNS A FUNERAL SERVICE. In this particular selection room, we have our caskets. (Sound Under, Continue to Run) ...BUT NOT JUST ANY FUNERAL SERVICE...
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...Mostly for german shepherds, medium sized great danes, and rotweilers. IT'S A BUSINESS DEDICATED TO PEOPLE'S PETS. FROM DOGS... TO FERRETS... TO IGUANAS... SANDERS HANDLES THE FINAL ARRANGEMENTS. We have a non-denomonational minister who will come out for your service, either at your home, your graveside, or your church. ADDTIONAL OPTIONS INCLUDE CREMATION... WITH FIDO'S ASHES IN A CUSTOM URN. THE COST FOR SUCH SERVICES... 200-DOLLARS AND UP. STAND-UP "ANDRE SANDERS' BUSINESS DREAMS EXTEND BEYOND THE STREETS OF WASHINGTON D-C. EVENTUALLY, HE HOPES TO EXPAND HIS PET FUNERAL SERVICE TO CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. SANDERS CREDITS HIS GODPARENTS FOR SPARKING HIS INTEREST IN THE FIELD... THEY ONCE RAN A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR HUMANS. HIS BUSINESS ISN'T ALL THAT DIFFERENT. We had a case two weeks ago where the lady jumped on the dog as we were carrying the dog out. She said, please Jack, don't leave me don't leave me don't leave me. SANDERS SAYS HE BEGAN PLANNING EARLY FOR HIS CAREER. THE FIRST CAR HE EVER OWNED WAS A HEARSE. HE BOUGHT IT WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. At first everyone thought it was weird. But then everyone wanted a ride, whether it was McDonalds, Burger King, everyone wanted a ride at the time. TODAY, CARING FOR A FAMILY'S LOST PET IS SOMETHING SANDERS TAKES SERIOUSLY... JUST AS MANY PET OWNERS DO. Many people look at it as it's just a dog or a cat. But in reality, it's your loved one. IN WASHINGTON, ELLIOTT LEWIS,FOR CBS NEWS.))




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Tonight's the night NASA hopes to make history. The first of two six wheeled rovers is expected to land on the red planet just before midnight.
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Seven months and 300 million miles after leaving earth, Spirit, the roving geology lab, will slow from 12 thousand miles per hour, to zero. A parachute unfurls, the heat shield drops, air bags inflate, and the whole thing drops to the surface.
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Spirit is headed for a crater that appears to be a dry lake bed. Scientists hope it will find ancient signs of water. The 384 pound golf cart sized rover is equipped with cameras and an arm that can grind into rocks and analyze them. NASA says if it doesn't hear from the rover by late Sunday, it probably failed. Another rover is expected to land later this month.
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Coming up, the NFL playoffs get cranked up, the Express locks up with former division rival Trenton, and plenty of ACC hoops, but first tonight's extra point,
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the bowl season wraps up with tomorrow night's Sugar Bowl, but today in Boise, Georgia Tech's P-J Daniels rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns leading the Jackets past Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl 52 to 10.
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Let's start on the ice where the Roanoke Express continued its tough weekend with the second of three games in three nights. Former division foe Trenton provided the opposition tonight at the Roundhouse.
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The Express's Dan Carney squared off against his former team in this one.
Duncan Dalmao got the home team started by scoring this power play goal off the face off to make it 1-nothing Roanoke midway thru the first period.
But just a few minutes later, Peter Fregoe slaps home this tally for Trenton tying things at 1.
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The Express was outscored 4-1 the rest of the way. Trenton won it 5-2. Greensboro and Daniel Berthiaume come to the Civic Center tomorrow for a 4 o'clock matinee.
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The NFL Playoff matchup between Baltimore and Tennessee was supposed to be all about Jamal Lewis and Steve McNair, but Lewis was held to just 35 yards while McNair threw three interceptions. Eddie George tallied 85 yards on the ground for the Titans despite playing with a separated shoulder, and the NFL's career scoring leader had the final say.
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It was 10-7 Baltimore at the break before McNair found Justin Mcareins on a 49 yard scoring strike to make it 14-10 Titans.
Anthony Wright and the Ravens answered. Wright tossed this 35 yard strike to Todd Heap in the endzone with 4 and a half minutes left and it was 17-all.
But Tennessee went 35 yards in 8 plays to get Gary Anderson in position for the game winner. At 44
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he's the league's oldest player but he knocked the 46 yarder thru the uprights and the Titans advanced 20 to 17. They'll get KC or New England next week.
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In the NFC game, Carolina's Stephen Davis rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown. Jake
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Delhomme threw for a TD as the Panthers ended the Cowboys season in Charlotte, 29 to 10. Next up, a trip to Saint Louis to face the Rams.
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The Patriots have a bye this week, but today Coach Bill Belichik was awarded for his efforts this season, reaping Coach of the Year honors. He led the Pats to an NFL best record of 14 and 2. New England won a franchise record 12 straight games to finish the season and set the franchise record for wins in a season. Belichik's quest to secure a fourth Super Bowl ring will begin next week.
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[S-Cavs]


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All nine ACC men's basketball teams were in action on this first Saturday of the year, including the Virginia Cavaliers who came out on the short end today against Pete Gillen's former team, the Providence College Friars.
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The visitors shot 58 percent for the contest. The Friars Ryan Gomes scored a game high 27 points as PC jumped out front from the outset.
Elton Brown scored 16 for Virginia including these two in transition.
Todd Billet was solid as well, knocking down the long three ball from the top. Roanoke's JR Reynolds scored 10, but UVA shot just 37 percent.
Providence pulled away down the stretch. Donnie McGrath tallied 15 points, most from behind the
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arc as the Friars took out Virginia 84 to 69. UVA falls to 9 and 2 on the season with William and Mary coming to town Monday night.
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[S-Duke]


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JJ Redick and Duke won their ACC opener today at Clemson.
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Redick tallied 17 points against the Tigers and Daniel Ewing threw in 19 as the Blue Devils gave coach K his 600th win at Duke in 24 seasons. The Devils took out Clemson 73 to 54.
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[S-Heels]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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North Carolina got 16 points from guard Melvin Scott as the 9th ranked Heels led number 8 Kentucky by 10 at the half today in Lexington.
But Gerald Fitch threw down with 21 for the Wildcats. This trey with 23 seconds left clinched the win for UK 61-56.
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In the women's game, Duke's Jessica Foley took a feed from Alana Beard and nailed this three pointer as time expired against Connecticut. The Lady Devils ended top ranked Uconn's 69 game home winning streak 68 to 67.
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[NYE-Twins]


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Some twins will have years of explaining to do -- how can they be twins, but be born in different years?
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It's easy. Baby Kole entered the world at 11- thirteen on New Year's Eve, and brother Kameron an hour and four minutes later on New Year's Day. The timing of the births isn't the only unique thing about the twins. They both weighed exactly five pounds and 14 ounces. (------------) Nurses at the hospital say they've never seen circumstances like these.