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Today on News 7 at 5, investigators reveal the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Roanoke child.
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Plus employees of a local insurance company could find out tomorrow if they will lose their jobs.
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Winter weather advisories have been dropped but that doesn't mean you won't see some pretty good snowshowers in the mountains. We'll explain.

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Also a former host of the Tonight Show has died following a long illness.
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On Health Check, we'll tell you why an effort to improve their appearance is making it harder to detect breast cancer in some women.
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Plus the Oscar nominations are out, we'll tell you who made the cut... and who didn't. News 7 at 5 is next.
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((IT'S TURNING OUT TO BE A BIG MESS FOR THE WHOLE EAST COAST.))
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Our runways are clear, but cancellations and delays are still the order of the day as western Virginia deals with the latest winter weather.
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Most of the major roads in our area have been cleared of snow and ice... and state and local crews are now beginning to see progress on some secondary roads.
But weather problems throughout the east continue to affect flights to and from both the Roanoke and Lynchburg airports.
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Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke tonight with more on the situation.
Jean...conditions on area highways improved considerably today.
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The Roanoke Regional Airport never closed, but many travellers have found it a challenge to get out of town.

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((At least one runway has remained open at the Roanoke Regional Airport since the storm arrived, but a thick fog here... and icy conditions up and down the east coast have kept many passengers grounded.
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((WE HAVEN'T HAD AS MANY PROBLEMS HERE AS THEY HAVE AT OTHER AIRPORTS SUCH AS CHARLOTTE, PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, THEY'VE HAD MORE PROBLEMS WITHIN THE PAST 24 HOURS THAN WE HAVE REALLY.))
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As more frozen precipitation pelted the region this afternoon, V-DOT and local snow plows began to make headway on neighborhood streets...
And students freed from their classrooms, returned to the school yard for a downhill run.
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((WE WERE HERE YESTERDAY. THERE WAS A HUGE CROWD YESTERDAY CAME BACK TODAY TO TRY IT OUT. AND THE KIDS ARE ENJOYING IT MORE BECAUSE THERE'S A THIN GLAZE OF ICE WHICH MAKES IT GO REALLY FAST. SO THEY'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME.))
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As more precipitation has moved into the area, VDOT has continued to focus most of its efforts on major roads and interstates...
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So Jean, while we did see progress today, and crews continue to work around the clock, VDOT tells us it may be some time before all of the neighborhood roads have been plowed.

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Today's break in the wintery weather finally gave the V-DOT workers in the New River Valley a chance to catch up.

They turned their plows to those snow covered SIDE streets.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePoma went along for the ride today. She joins us live from Blacksburg with a look at conditions. Rachel?
Jean, Crews finally got a chance to clear the secondary roads in the region.
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Though the one behind me is completely clear... that wasn't the case on most of the side roads I saw today.

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(( ((Even though it's not snowing... The day after a major storm can often be just as hard for V-DOT plow drivers. Just ask Kevin Light.
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He's been driving for 7-years and says when it's this cold the side streets can be the toughest to clear.
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((KEVIN LIGHT:THE COLD WEATHER MAKES IT SO WHERE THE CHEMICALS DON'T WORK AS GOOD. AND PEOPLE GET OUT ON THE ROADS AND PACK IT DOWN AND IT MAKES IT A LOT HARDER TO CUT THE SNOW OFF, BECAUSE THE CHEMICALS JUST WON'T WORK.)) [RUNS:10]
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Instead the drivers end up scrapping what they can. Keeping people from getting stuck, making the road very slick.

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((TAMMIE SOWERS:IT'S VERY HARD. IT'S HARD TO GET THE SNOW UP WHEN ITS BEEN PACKED DOWN. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'VE GOT 5, 6,7 INCHES PACKED DOWN. IT'S HARD TO GET IT UP)) [RUNS:08]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: AS YOU CAN SEE VDOT'S ALREADY MADE SEVERAL TRIPS DOWN THIS ROAD AND IT'S STILL SNOW COVERED. THEY SAY THE ONLY REAL CURE IS GOING TO BE THE SUN.)) [RUNS:09]
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Without the sun, there isn't' much drivers can do, clear clumps and lay down some rocks for traction.

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((KEVIN LIGHT: IT WOULD BE IDEAL FOR EVERYBODY TO STAY AT HOME UNTIL WE GOT THE ROADS PUSHED, BUT ITS NOT POSSIBLE. PEOPLE HAVE TO GO TO WORK AND WALMART AND GET THERE STUFF. :11)) [RUNS:11]
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The drivers tell me they still haven't been able to use many chemicals on this snow because of the temperatures.
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Jean, V-DOT says the main roads in the New River Valley are in good condition. They're just wet.
But the side roads remain a different story. We saw dozens of side streets that need a lot of work. I was only able to drive about 15 miles an hour on quite a few of them.

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The fire that killed a three year old boy in Roanoke was started by children playing with a cigarette lighter.
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Fire and police investigators ruled the January 18th fire that killed Keontae Harris- accidental.
Authorities say the investigation also revealed the apartment in the two thousand block of Tinker Drive did not have working smoke detectors.
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Layoffs are coming to a Roanoke County insurance company.
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A spokesman for Atlantic Mutual confirms some employees will lose their jobs but won't specify how many. Dave Mitchell says the company sent letters yesterday notifying employees they'd be told about the cuts on Wednesday.

In early December, Atlantic Mutual announced it would sell its subsidiary, Atlantic Specialty Insurance, to OneBeacon Insurance. At the time it was unclear how the 450-million dollar transaction would affect staff. More than 500 of Atlantic Mutual's 15-hundred employees work at the building in Roanoke County.
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Coming up next on the newscast, six more soldiers were killed today in Iraq.
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Plus it could be a big day in Presidential politics as New Hampshire voters head to the polls.
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A roadside bomb has killed three U-S soldiers and injured three others outside of Baghdad. Earlier today, three other U-S soldiers were killed in a bombing west of the city.
A statement from the U-S military says the latest attack took place about 25 miles south of the Iraqi capital.

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President Bush spoke about Iraq today saying he still has great confidence in the intelligence community despite remarks made by the former chief weapons investigator.
David Kay said he doubts Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States declared war.
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Today the President praised the intelligence community- and the work to oust Saddam Hussein.
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((THESE ARE UNBELIEVABLY HARD-WORKING, DEDICATED PEOPLE, WHO ARE DOING A GREAT JOB FOR AMERICA. AND SECONDLY, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A GRAVE AND GATHERING THREAT TO AMERICA AND THE WORLD. THERE'S JUST NO DOUBT IN MY MIND. AND I SAY THAT BASED UPON INTELLIGENCE THAT I SAW PRIOR TO THE DECISION TO GO INTO IRAQ AND I SAY THAT BASED UPON WHAT I KNOW TODAY.))
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President Bush says the world is a better place and a more secure place without Saddam Hussein.

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New Hampshire voters are at the polls- the states 22 delegates are at stake.
But more crucial for the candidates is the political momentum that comes from a strong showing.
Jennifer Donelan is in New Hampshire on this primary day.
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(( WHEN THE LAST VOTER EMERGES FROM BEHIND THE CURTAINS...THIS BATTLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL BE OVER. Sot- Dewitt Mercer/Voter: There are probably many people like myself who hadn't made up their minds until the last minute HE ENDED UP VOTING FOR HOWARD DEAN WHO NEEDS OTHERS TO DO THE SAME TO GET OUT OF SECOND PLACE. EVER SINCE HIS POLL NUMBERS SLIPPED...DEAN HAS BEEN WORKING HARD TO MAKE A COMEBACK.
- Howard Dean/(D) Candidate "It's presidential politics, it's pretty wild"
NO ONE KNOWS THAT BETTER THAN SENATOR JOHN KERRY. JUST WEEKS AGO HIS CAMPAIGN WAS WRITTEN OFF. THEN HE WON IOWA AND POLLS SHOW HIM WINNING HERE. STILL HE' S NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.
Sen. John Kerry/(D) Candidate "We take nothing for granted, there are still undecided voters. We'll keep reaching out for voters right until this evening."
Jennifer Donelan/Manchester, New Hampshire John Kerry, like the other candidates will tour the polls until they close. It is the last ditch effort to sway the voters."
DESPITE THE BITTER COLD, VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO THERE TRYING TO WOO VOTERS..EXPECTED IN RECORD NUMBERS. - Catherine Melsheimer/Clark Volunteer "We just smile, say good morning and hope that they vote for Clark."
FORMER GENERAL WESLEY CLARK DID WIN THE FIRST VOTES IN THE VERY SMALL TOWN OF DIXVILLE NOTCH, BUT HE IS IN A HOTLY CONTESTED RACE FOR THIRD PLACE.
Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate "I've been running a positive campaign based on changing this country and people are responding to it."
SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS IS THE COMPETITION AND HIS CHARISMA HAS MADE HIM A RISING STAR. Jennifer Perich/Voter "I think the rest of the country will see what a strong candidate he is."
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE TO WATCH AND WAIT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE'S CHOICE...BUT NOT FOR MUCH LONGER. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.))

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New research released in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it's harder to detect breast cancer in women with breast implants.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, The study compared the mammograms of more than a million women -with and without implants.
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While the films won't always detect every cancer -- cancer was missed more often in women with breast implants.
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Doctor James Mullet says implants make it harder to see all of the breast tissue on a screening mammogram --because they show up as a white mass.
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That's why Dr. Mullet says women with implants need more than the just the standard screening.
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Even though detection is more difficult, women with implants do not need to have more frequent mammograms.
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The study does not indicate a difference between silicone and saline implants.
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Jean, Women should start annual mammograms at age 40.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] one of the early pioneers of late night television has passed away.
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Television pioneer Jack Paar died today-
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Paar defined the role of Talk Show host long before talk shows were popular... as host of NBC's tonight show from 1957 to 1962.
And he paved the way for his successor, Johnny Carson.
Paar was a late night friend to millions who loved his quiet charm and his wit.
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Paar died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut after a long illness. He was 85.
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Coming today in Sports, the Lady Hokies prepare to meet the Huskies as they play U-Conn for the final time as a member of the Big East.
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And the list of Oscar nominees is out and the big story may be the people who are NOT on it.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. The 23rd ranked Virginia Tech Hokies will try to make it two in a two over ranked teams tonight as they play host to fourth ranked Connecticut in a seven o'clock tip-off at the Cassell. Tonight's game marks the final time the two will meet as Big East members. Tech still has a month's worth of Big East hoops to play after tonight - but for many the end of the road with U-Conn means the ACC is just around the corner.
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Tonight's game gets underway at seven, and we will have highlights and postgame comments from the Cassell for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

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And even when you're a bottom feeder in the Big East or the ACC you can be a dangerous animal. The North Carolina that Carrie Mason was talking about - found that out first hand last night as Fleming and Radford U. grad Charlene Curtis had her Wake Forest
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women's team primed for an upsets of the 10th ranked Tarheels. Wake senior Tonia Brown, a former Colonel herself, and her Demon Deacon teammates hung with the Heels in the first half and refused to fade after intermission. Brown had 14 points. And Wake was on top by four with 21 second to go, but the Heels came hustling back after a timeout and Leah Metcalf double pumped in this three ball to cut the Wake lead to one point.
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But Wake - the last place team in the ACC - upsets 10th ranked North Carolina 69 to 67. It was the Demon Deacons first win over a top 10 team in 11 years.
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Media Day for the Panthers and Patriots in Houston today for Super Bowl 38. The lack of marquee names in this year's game - has many folks wondering what to expect. One man who should know thinks fans will see two very simliar teams.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 6351] And don't forget Super Bowl 38 is right here on WDBJ-7 this Sunday. Pregame begins at 2pm with the kick-off from Houston is set for 6:25 right here on Your Hometown Station. Jean is coming back in just a moment with more News 7 at Five.
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The Lord of the Rings is king when it comes to Oscar nominations. Today the Academy gave it more nods than any other movie. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((THE EPIC FINALE TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY LEADS THE PACK GOING INTO THIS YEARS OSCARS11 NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE BUT NOT ONE FOR ACTING.

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ITS THE SAME STORY FOR MASTERS AND COMMANDER 1O NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR BUT CAPTAIN RUSSELL CROWE WAS LEFT OUT AT SEA

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THE ACADEMY VOTERS HAD SOME OTHER SUPRISES 13 YEAR OLD KIESHA CASTLE HUGHES BECOMES THE YOUNGEST NOMINEE EVER FOR BEST ACTRESS IN WHALE RIDER. 44 YEARS HER SENIOR, DIANE KEATON IS ALSO NOMINATED-AS IS NAOMI WATTS, SAMANTHA MORTON AND CHARLIZE THERON FOR MONSTER.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION BROUGHT 4 NOMINATIONS-BEST PICTURE, SCREENPLAY AND DIRECTOR FOR SOFIA COPPOLAAND BEST ACTOR FOR BILL MURRAY. MURRAY IS UP AGAINST SEAN PENN, BEN KINGLSEY, JOHNNY DEPP AND JUDE LAW FROM COLD MOUNTAIN.
AFTER MUCH HYPECOLD MOUNTAIN WAS OVERLOOKED FOR BEST PICTUREAS WAS NICOLE KIDMANBUT RENEE ZELLWEGGER MADE IT

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HER COMPETITION FOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS.SHOHREH AGDHASHLOO, PATRICIA CLARKSON, MARCIA GAY HARDEN AND HOLLY HUNTER.

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TOM CRUISE WAS ALSO OVERLOOKED BUT SAMURAIS KEN WATANABE IS UP FOR SUPPORTING ACTOR
ALEC BALDWIN, BENICIO DEL TORO, DJIMON HOUNSOU, AND TIM ROBBINS FOR THE BROODING MYSTIC RIVER ROUND OUT SUPPORTING ACTOR.
CLINT EASTWOODS MYSTIC RIVER AND SEABISCUIT ARE THE FINAL TWO BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
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