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Today on news 7 at 5, the state tries to slow down motorists on Interstate 81.
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Plus a small child is killed when a tractor trailer hits her school bus.
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The main weather story is the gusty winds for the next few days but there is a shot of rain and snow sliding down tomorrow night. Details ahead.

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Also today, a former N-B-A star is in court on charges of manslaughter.
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Mad Cow disease is sending more customers to a local buffalo farm
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Plus not all the Commonwealth's stars on Survivor are becoming all-stars. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A five year old girl is killed in North Carolina after a tractor trailer hits the school bus she was boarding.
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The truck's driver was apparently searching for his cell phone when the truck slammed into the stopped school bus.
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The crash killed five year old Sheila Hernandez and injured her mother, Maria Hernandez. More than a dozen students were also injured.
The crash was so forceful it pushed the bus about 200 feet down the road- into the yard of a nearby home.
Investigators say the little girl was at the front of the bus when it was hit by the truck. The truck then hit her mother, who was standing nearby.
The driver of the truck told police he was searching for his cell phone at the time of the crash.
The patrol officers says the truck's driver Gary Garnett has received four traffic citations since 1986, including speeding and failure to stop for a bluelight.
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He is expected to face criminal charges for this accident.

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Tractor Trailer drivers may not be able to use as many lanes on Interstate 81 if one Republican lawmaker has his way.
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Staunton Delegate Chris Saxman is introducing a measure to limit trucks to the center or right lanes of 81.
The restriction would apply only where the interstate expands to three lanes.
Saxman says the differences in speed between cars and trucks on hills is what causes most accidents on 81.
He says having separate lanes will allow a more consistent and continuous flow of traffic on the left.
He says "truck climbing lanes" are used in other states and have been successful in reducing the number of accidents.
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Starting today, speeders along one stretch of Interstate 81 could be in for hefty fines.
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At midnight, State Police started enforcing Virginia's first highway safety corridor. The fifteen miles between Ironto and Salem are some of the most dangerous in the state. Troopers say speeders aren't the only making the roadway hazardous.
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((SENIOR TROOPER GARY CHAFIN/VA STATE POLICE: THE OTHER PROBLEMS ARE PRIMARILY THE LANE CHANGE VIOLATIONS AND THE FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY.))
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The "safety zone" designation cames with fines that can range from 500 to 25-hundred dollars. At least one driver says the punishment is fair.
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((CARTER MYERS/DRIVER: YOU'RE WARNED GOING IN AND THE ROADS DO NEED TO BE MADE SAFER. ALL THE ACCIDENTS - JUST TONS OF EM, IT'S GOTTA BE MADE SAFER.))
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Trooper Chafin was one of five officers patrolling the safety zone today. He says, when he's in his personal car, he tries to avoid the Interstate altogether.
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A Hillsville woman is now facing several charges in connection with a Carroll County robbery and shooting.
It happened last week in the Keno section of the county. Investigators say Donald Brady was shot 4-times during a robbery attempt.
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46-year old Elva Rosemary Nixon is charged with armed robbery, aggravated malicious wounding and two gun violations.
She's being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
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The victim is still in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

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A Maryland man who allegedly went on a two-day crime spree in November made a court appearance in Lynchburg today.

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23-year-old Orlando Garland is facing robbery and grand theft auto charges after a string of crimes police say he committed on November 12th and 13th.
Garland allegedly robbed two convenience stores, stole a car and drove to Nelson County where authorities say he exchanged gunshots with another store owner.
Garland was apprehended after a five-hour manhunt in the Nelson County woods.
A grand jury could indict him next month.
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A fiery crash this afternoon on I-95 near Baltimore... shuts down part of that highway.
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We know a tanker truck and several cars collided- setting the tanker on fire.
The crash happened just about two hours ago.. at three this afternoon.
Police have shut down 95 in both directions about six miles outside of Baltimore- causing chaos and major backups at rush hour.
Witnesses say it appears there were some serious injuries but no official word on that at this hour.
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Jury selection is underway in the trial of former N-B-A star Jayson Williams-
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He's accused of shooting a limo driver to death at his estate and them covering up the shooting to make it look like a suicide.
Reporters swarmed the former New Jersey Nets Center, but no response to questions.
Some 300 people are expected to make up today's jury pool alone- triple the usual number- because of the difficulty in finding jurors who can serve a two-month trial. Jury selection alone is expected to take one month.
Williams defense maintais the shooting was an accident.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the international community wants the President to do more to defeat AIDS.
Plus a book that could play a role in next year's election hits the stands.
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The controversial new book on former Treasury secretary Paul O'Neill hit bookshelves today.
O'Neill levels some serious allegations about the Bush administration and its policies.
Correspondent Teri Okita asks the question will these revelations hurt the President's re-election bid.
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((FALL-OUT FROM THE NEW BOOK ON FORMER TREASURY SECRETARY, PAUL ONEILL, HAS NOW MOVED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE PENTAGON.
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD KNEW O'NEILL WAS COOPERATING ON THE BOOK ... AND QUESTIONED HIS INVOLVEMENT FROM THE START.
DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
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(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP BRIDGE: This is the book thats causing all the stir, and in it, ONeill says Bush cabinet meetings made the President look like a blind man in a room full of deaf people. He now says, if he could take that back, he would.
TRACK: AS O'NEILL FACES AN EQUIRY INTO HIS USE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS.. THE FORMER WAR CABINET MEMBER STANDS BY HIS ALLEGATIONS THAT PRESIDENT BUSH WAS FOCUSED ON TAKING DOWN SADDAM HUSSEIN BEFORE 9-11 AND THAT THERES NO HARD EVIDENCE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THAT, SAY SOME POLITICAL EXPERTS, WILL HELP DEMOCRATS ATTACKS AGAINST MR. BUSH ESPECIALLY FRONT-RUNNER HOWARD DEAN.

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SOT: They dont seem so out-of-left-field anymore since this former Bush

official this pillar of corporate America is now echoing the kinds of things that Howard Dean has been saying. (:11)
AND - OR: Howard Dean/Democratic Presidential Candidate).
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TRACK OR ON CAMERA LIVE TAG FOR THOSE TAKING AN OKITA LIVESHOT
IT MAY HELP DEMOCRATS IN THE SHORT-TERM, BUT IF THE ECONOMY AND FOREIGN POLICY STAY THE COURSE, PUNDITS SAY IT PROBABLY WONT DO PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE PRESIDENTS RE-ELECTION BID. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.)

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The Summit of 34 nations has come to a close in Mexcio.
Some nations went home satisfied.. like Canada.
Others disagreed with policies and left frustrated.
Manuel Gallegus has the story from Mexico.
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((34 WORLD LEADERS FROM THE WESTERN HEMISPHEREAND AFTER TWO DAYS OF TALKS...THERE ARE WINNERS, LOSERS AND PLENTY OF UNRESOLVED PROBLEMS. THIER VIEWS ARE AS DIFFERENT AS THEIR CULTURES. BUT THEIR COUNTRIES FACE THE SAME PROBLEMS LIKE CORRUPTION, ILLITERACY, AND POVERTY.
LUCIO GUTIERREZ BORBUA, PRESIDEDNT OF ECUADOR What good is economic growth if poverty remains the scourge that it is. ECUADORS PRESIDENT ASKED THE LEADERS WHAT GOOD IS ECONOMIC GROWTH IF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY ARE SCURGES ON OUR SOCIETIES? ITS ESTIMATED 44 PERCENT OF THE CONTINENT LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
FOR PRESIDENT BUSH THE SUMMIT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH HIS THEMES OF DEMOCRACY AND TRADE. AND HE MENDED FENCES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO. BUSH PROMISED CANADA THE CHANCE TO BID FOR CONTRACTS TO REBUILD IRAQ -PRESIDENT BUSH: THEY UNDERSTAND THE STAKES AT HAVING A FREE COUNTRY IN THE MIDST OF THE MIDDLE EAST MANUEL GALLEGUS/MEXICO: WITH MEXICO, IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY ARE KEY ISSUES. BUSHS PLAN WOULD BRING IMMIGRANTS IN TEMPORARILYBUT HE WANTS THEM TO RETURN TO MEXICO AND LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES HERE..
THE RESULT ONE LOCAL HEADLINE DECLARED THE AMERICAN DREAM IS NO LONGER FOR MEXICANS.
PRESIDENT BUSH IS PUSHING FOR A HEMISPHERIC WIDE FREE TRADE ZONE BY 2005. BUT MANY OF LATIN AMERICAS LEADERS ARE POLITICALLY TO THE LEFT OF MR. BUSH AND THEY SIMPLY DONT AGREE WITH HIM. STILL FOR SOME OF THE SMALLER COUNTRIES ITS THE ONLY TIME THEY'LL EVER BE FACE TO FACE WITH THE LEADER OF WHAT ONE CALLED OUR BIG BROTHER TO THE NORTH. MANUELGALLEGUS, CBS NEWS MONTERREY, MEXICO.))

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With leaders of so many countries together in Mexico... the topic today also turned to AIDS-
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The members of several religious organizations asked President Bush to increase funding and issued a challenge.
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((BRUCE WILKERSON/GLOBAL VISION RESOURCES: I CHALLENGE THE GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE RESPONSBILE WITH GUARANTEEING THE RESULTS OF THE MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING TO PREVENT HTE SPREAD OF AIDS.)) ((PRESIDENT BUSH: MY GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS IN ITS COMMITMENT OF 15 BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO HELP COMBAT AIDS. WE KNOW WHAT WORKS.))
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President Bush says prevention and education are key to help nations get ahead of the AIDS crisis.
He pledged to work together with other nations to fight AIDS.

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The mad cow scare is having a positive impact on a New River Valley farmer.
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Jim Politis (Po-lit-tis) has been raising bison in Riner for over 10-years and says the demand for his product has increased 3-fold in the last few weeks.
He's seen at least 40 new customers and is getting flooded with phone calls about how his bison are raised.
Politis says January is usually a slow month, but because of the scare he's about to double sales from last year.

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((JIM POLITIS: WE'VE BEEN HERE FOR 10 YEARS AND WE'VE NOT SEEN AN INCREASE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME LIKE THIS EVER, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PROMOTION OR ADVERTISING WE'VE DONE. THESE LAST 2 WEEKS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL))
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Politis has 100 acres and raises about 70 bison a year. Tonight at 6:00 we'll show you how the mad cow scare is also impacting his buffalo restaurant.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will have our detailed forecast.
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Then a little bit later we'll tell you which Virginians have been invited back to Survivor and which have not.

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Today in Sports, the Radford Highlanders prepare for a big matchup on the court.
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Then a little later, we'll see what's perking at one steakhouse.
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Good afternoon everybody. The Roanoke Dazzle is back in action at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight against Columbus at seven.
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After tonight's game Roanoke is on the road for three straight. The Dazzle is 3 and 3 on the road this season and only two other NBDL teams have better records away from home. In all three of Roanoke's road losses, the Dazzle was without leading scorer Mikki Moore, who was with the Nets.
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Tonight's game is one of only four chances to catch the Dazzle in town this month.

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The Radford Highlanders renew their Big South rivalry with the Liberty Flames tomorrow night and you can bet that RU guard Whit Holcomb-Faye will have a serious impact on the outcome. Travis Wells has more on the sophomore.
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((Whit Holcomb-Faye is listed at 6-2 in the Radford media guide, but plays much bigger. Last season's Big South Freshman of the year has become quite the playmaker for second year head coach Byron Samuels.
Travis: Holcomb-Faye is the Big South's leading scorer, but his biggest contributions won't show up on any stat sheet.

Byron:
Holcomb-Faye's biggest basketball influences are his brother who completed a successful playing career at East Carolina last season and Highlander assistant coach Troy Manns who played collegiately at George Mason and Virginia Tech.
Whit:
The Highlanders have won two straight against Liberty including last season's Big South Tournament Semifinals. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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And finally, the Australian Open tennis championship has lost most of its female firepower before the upsets have a chance to occur. Last week Serena Williams and Mary Pierce withdrew from the event,
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and now Jennifer Capriati has pulled out due to injury. The two-time Australian Open champion has a back injury. Capriati injured it in November in the season-ending WTA Championship, also missed a tournament in Hong Kong last week.
Capriati is ranked number six in the world. Jean is not dropping out. She's be back in just a moment.
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On Wall Street today, investors played it safe ahead of some major earnings reports. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Two Virginians are among the 18 former Survivor contestants invited back to an all star version of the show.
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The castaways will compete for one million dollars in Panama.
Among them: ``Big Tom'' Buchanan from Rich Valley.
As usual, the competitors cannot talk to the media about the show. Buchanan's parents say he was gone from October to December, and came back 40 pounds lighter with lots of bug bites. Buchanan finished in the top four of Survivor Africa.
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Former Navy seal Rudy Boesch is also invited back. The 76 year old Virginia Beach native says he's going to keep trying until he wins.
Danville's Jon Dalton was NOT invited back this time.

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Finally today, if you like a good cup of coffee after your meal, you might like the steak served at a Seattle, Washington restaurant.
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Rippe's is serving a filet mignon which is dusted with espresso grounds. Some customers say it tastes pretty good.


It must be, the owner says the steak is a runaway hit. So much so, he decided to name it the Seattle Runaway Steak.


He claims it will keep you energetic for a week.
The steak was the creation of a waiter and chef. The price tag comes with a small jolt of its own. It costs almost 30 dollars.
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