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Authorities in Henry County are on the look-out for a bank robber.

Details, coming up.
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And, the snow keeps piling up in the Northeast.
A foot of snow around New York has canceled hundreds of flights, and closed down the United Nations.
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Windy conditions continue, but finally the winter weather comes to and end. What can we expect for the rest of the week. I'll let you know in your forecast.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Another bank has been robbed in Henry County, but authorities believe they have the suspect in custody.
The holdup happened at the First Fidelity Bank on Virginia Avenue.
The suspect was described as a black male in a white four door car with North Carolina plates.
Details are still coming in, but authorities apparently captured the suspect after a short chase.
It is not known if he is the same suspect in other bank robberies in the region.
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Police say this man walked into the American National Bank on NorDan Drive about 11:40 yesterday morning.
He gave a teller a note demanding money and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say the circumstances of the robbery
are very similar to a robbery at the Virginia Bank and Trust on Friday.
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A Valley judge is retiring.
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Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit Court Judge George Honts, the third is retiring from the bench as of July 1, 2004. Honts, seen in this file video, was admitted to the hospital two-weeks ago after suffering what doctors initially
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believed was a brain aneurysm.
Botetourt County Commonwealth Attorney Joel Branscom says Judge Honts had been considering retirement before his recent health scare. Honts is expected to be released from the University of Virginia Medical Center today or tomorrow.

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The weather is once again leding some colleges to change their schedules.
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[Take Pinnacle Full] Barpalma Beuuty School has cancelled night classes.
There are no day classes at Bluefield College and no day classes at the National College of Business and Technology in Danville. No day OR night classes at the National College of Business and Technology in Lynchburg, and no day classes at Patrick Henry Community College.
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In addition a number of churchs have cancelled services for tonight. You can find that list on our website at WDBJ-7-dot com.

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There appears to be light at the end of a wintry tunnel in the northeast--
But with up to a foot of snow on the ground, residents are still being inconvenienced.
Sharyn Alfonsi has more.
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A man in Columbus, Ohio had a close call with not one, but TWO snow plows.
But he says the incident hurt his FEELINGS more than anything else.
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A surveillance camera captured both incidents on tape, as the man was standing outside a Columbus- area business.
The first city snowplow approaches and splashes a large amount of snow off of its blade and onto the man.
Seconds later, ANOTHER plow comes along and splashes even more snow, literally burying the man.
He was able to walk away with only minor injuries, but he says he would have liked an apology.
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((BEGES ALIKSHI/VICTIM: YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AFTER THEY CLEAN THE SNOW. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE SOME PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE STREET, YOU KNOW. EVEN THEY STOP AND TOLD ME 'I'M SORRY.' I MAY THINK DIFFERENTLY. BUT HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. HE JUST HIT ME AND GO, YOU KNOW. ))
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It's not clear whether Alikshi (A- JACK- SEE) plans to take any legal action.
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New information is surfacing about the latest attack in Iraq.
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Police and witnesses say a suicide bomber driving a van disguised as an ambulance blew up his vehicle in front of a hotel in Baghdad today.
Iraqi officials reported as many as four people dead-- but the U-S Command says that only the apparent suicide attacker died.
17- others were injured.
The blast happened after security guards opened fire on the vehicle as it veered around concrete barriers.
The explosion left a large crater in the street, damaging the hotel and other buildings and cars.
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An explosion caused a major ethanol fire in Australia today.
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A seven-million liter ethanol storage tank burned out of control after it exploded, with flames reaching 180 feet into the air. Fire officials say the flames threatened to spread to nearby crude oil tanks. Australia's largest steel company, Blue Scope Steel, evacuated workers near the area.
One employee suffered only minor injuries.
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Coming up next, at least one lawmaker wants the voters to decide the Victory Stadium controversy.
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Also Senator John Kerry scores a big victory in the first primary of the Presidential campaign.
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On the road with John Kerry--
The winner of the New Hampshire primary hits the campaign trail aiming at the next big primary in South Carolina.
It's one of seven states having primaries next Tuesday.
Jennifer Donelan reports.
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Pge: It's two in a row for Presidential hopeful John Kerry - with wins in Iowa and New Hampshire he is the undisputed champ. .....right now.

(nat pop Kerry)

"i have only just begun to fight"
But with any title holder - there is always a contender.

(nat pop Dean)


campaign regain momentum
Former frontrunner - Howard Dean - managed second place in last night's primary. He'll campaign in 13 states during the next 12 days....trying to ease voter concerns that he's just not strong enough to beat President Bush.

sot: from Early Show?

people that want to change the...
Bridge: With New Hampshire behind them, the candidates are looking ahead to seven contests next Tuesday. The big prize is Missouri with 74 delegates. . And someone other than Kerry has to win one of these contests....to make it a fight worth battling.
Both Wesley Clark and John Edwards are popular in the South....and the first test there is Tuesday in South Carolina.

nat sot


This could be a chance for Edwards to shine...he was born there. Today Edwards squashed rumours that he would accept the number two spot on the ticket...saying - "no -no final. I don't want to be Vice President.

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Should a two or even three person battle emerge .....Super Tuesday in March....and the delegate rich state of California could prove to be the real prize....the heavy weight championship of the democratic party. ))

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A Richmond legislator says the pollution generated by Virginia's power plants is making his wife and others sick.
So he has introduced legislation to cut down on the problem.
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Delegate Jack Reid's bill targets eight power plants, including the American Electric Power facility in Giles County.
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His measure requires the plants to drastically reduce their emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury.

Reid says his wife has a genetic lung disease that's exacerbated by polluted air.
Environmental groups say pollutants from Virginia's coal-fired plants contribute to 800 deaths a year.
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((PETER DEFUR/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: THE HUMAN TOLL ASSOCIATED WITH POWER PLANT POLLUTION IS STAGGERING. BY CONTROLLING THESE FOUR POLLUTANTS, NITROGEN OXIDE, SULFUR DIOXIDE, MERCURY AND CARBON DIOXIDE, VIRGINIA WILL BEGIN TO ADDRESS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF THE MOST SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE.))
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Reid's bill would allow the power companies to recoup the costs of the cleanup.
That means customers would ultimately pay the bill -- with rate increases.

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Senator John Edwards says supporters of Victory Stadium will be disappointed by yesterday's action in the Senate Local Governments Committee.
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The Committee refused to approve Edwards' bill to change Roanoke City's Charter in order to allow advisory referendums on important issues.
Instead, the Committee agreed to give Roanoke City Council a year to study the issue.
Edwards says he introduced the bill to give voters more say in decisions affecting Victory Stadium.
The Roanoke Democrat says his measure was intended as a shot across the bow and that the matter is not over.
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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THERE ARE CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY AND THE CITIZENS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS ON THIS ISSUE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.))
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Committee members say they postponed action on the bill to avoid making an endrun around City Council.
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A clarification to a story we ran last Friday in this newscast.
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The house we showed regarding a Roanoke shooting was NOT the Staunton Avenue house where the shooting occurred. It IS where the victim went, and where police and ambulance crews were called.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why more adults are being diagnosed with a problem generally associated with children.
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a disease in which sufferers are sometimes hyperactive and othertimes inattentive. But, contrary to conventional wisdon, the brain disorder doesn't just affect children.
Christy Feig has a look at how adults cope with the disorder.
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(( DEBORAH, WHO ASKED THAT WE NOT USE HER
LAST NAME, SAYS SHE REMEMBERS EVEN AT
AGE 7 SHE HAD A HARDER TIME THAN HER
FRIENDS PAYING ATTENTION TO THINGS.
BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL SHE STARTED
MANAGING HER SON'S ADHD.. THAT SHE
CONNECTED HER OWN SYMPTOMS WITH THE
DISORDER... NOW SHE ALSO TAKES MEDICINE
FOR ADHD.
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to focus and stay tuned in as opposed
to zoning out, has improved
tremendously!
EXPERTS SAY DEBORAH ISN'T AS UNUSUAL AS
SOME WOULD BELIEVE.
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ADHD, and about 40-60% of those
children will continue to have ADHD in
adulthood (;14)
ANDREA CHRONIS AN ADHD RESEARCHER AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STUDIED 214
PRESCHOOL AGED CHILDREN WITH AND
WITHOUT ADHD.... AND THEIR PARENTS.
SHE SAYS FOR AN ADULT TO TRUELY HAVE
ADHD.... THESE SYMPTOMS NEED TO HAVE
BEEN PERSISTENT MOST OF THEIR LIFE.
sot: 00:09:05 being very disorganized,


not being able to concentrate,
responding impulsively, blurting out
things without thinking, not really
having an internal filter. (;10)
THE DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD IS
CONTROVERSIAL ... SOME BELIEVE WE ALL
HAVE PROBLEMS FOCUSING AT TIMES AND

DOCTORS GIVE MEDICINE TOO QUICKLY....
BUT EXPERTS IN THE FIELD SAY WATCH
THESE PEOPLE IN SOCIAL SETTINGS... AND
YOU'LL SEE IT'S IT'S SOMETHING MORE.
CHRISTY FEIG, CNN, WASHINGTON ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 21 points. The NASDAQ has gained three.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see if the women Hokies can top the Huskies in their finally matchup in the Big East.
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The 23rd ranked Virginia Tech women's basketball team fell to 4th rated Uconn at the Cassell last night.
Steve Mason has more from Blacksburg.
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NASCAR's preseason thunder is shook things up last night in Harrisburg, North Carolina - the home of Hendrick Motorsports.
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This is an anniversary year for the folks at Hendrick. 20 years ago, Rick Hendrick became a car owner. In that time, his drivers have won five Winston Cup titles, a Busch title, three truck championships and over 100 races.
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The man who has taken Hendrick to the top is Jeff Gordon - who this year looks a little different thanks to an ill-advised, self-inflicted hair cut.
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Gordon is part of what race teams are calling the most critical test session of the season this week out in LasVegas.

A total of 42 Nextel Cup and Busch Grand National teams are doing their best to figure out the new "softer" Goodyear tire and several other changes this week.
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No official times are being kept this week, but several drivers have been right around 169 and 170 miles an hour. Testing at Vegas continues through Thursday.
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