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Today on News 7 at 5, it was once of the region's largest employers. Now R-B-X says it is closing its door.
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Also highway workers prepare to deal with another blast of winter weather.
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This time around, it is sleet and freezing rain that prompts a winter storm warning. Significant icing is expected overnight.

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The head of the F-C-C promises a thorough and swift investigation into last night's Super Bowl halftime show.
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It was his big day today, but the crowds give the Groundhog a chilly reception.
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Also the football schedule for the A-C-C is released. News 7 at 5 is next.
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The RBX plant in Bedford is closing down in April. The company announced today it will shut down three of its six North American plants in the first half of April, including the plant in Bedford.
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RBX Industries says the decision to close its Bedford facility, and two others in Georgia and Arkansas, was prompted by overcapacity in the rubber industry and continued weakness in the general manufacturing economy. The company does not state whether the nine-month walkout that started in 1999 played any role in selecting the Bedford plant for closing. No word on how many people will lose their jobs. At one time, the RBX plant was Bedford's largest employer.
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The possibility of a major ice storm could create a number of problems especially on the roads.
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Justin McLeod is live along Interstate 81 in Salem with more on conditions and preparations. Justin, what's it like out there right now?
Jean,
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((ROLLCUE:..prepared for the worst.))

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A-E-P says it's keeping a close-eye on the storm as well.
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Officials say the ice alone won't necessarily cause power outages, but it's other conditions that may come with it that concern them.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESPERSON: WHENEVER YOU HAVE ICE, JUST ICE IN OF ITSELF DOESN'T MEAN PROBLEMS OF ITSELF UNLESS YOU GET A LARGE ACCUMULATION, HALF INCH OR MORE, OR IT'S ACCOMPANIES WITH HIGH WINDS.))
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Burns says at this point, they have no plans of bringing in extra crews for the storm, but that could change as things progress.
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((WE TRY AND BALANCE IT AS BEST WE CAN, WE DON'T WANT TO PAY A LOT OF PEOPLE TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH THE WEATHER AND THEN HAVE NOTHING HAPPENED, SO WE HAVE PEOPLE ON CALL.))
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Burns says last week's storm only caused seven power outages, out of more than one-and-a-half million customers.
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President Bush says he wants to know the facts about possible intelligence failures in Iraq-
Today he ordered an independent investigation into why intelligence was flawed when it came to claims about Iraq's weaopons of mass destruction.
Jennifer Donelan has more from Washington.
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(( WAS THE INFORMATION THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION JUST FLAT OUT WRONG? THE PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE WAS THE REASON FOR SENDING AMERICAN TROOPS INTO IRAQ, AND NOW IT'S THE REASON FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION...ONE THAT WILL BE ORDERED BY PRESIDENT BUSH HIMSELF. President George Bush "I want to know all the facts."
THE FACTS CAME INTO SERIOUS QUESTION AFTER 9 MONTHS OF SEARCHING IN IRAQ TURNED UP NOTHING. THEN LAST WEEK CAME SOBERING WORDS FROM THE MAN ONCE IN CHARGE THOSE INSPECTIONS...DAVID KAY.
David Kay /Former Chief Weapons Inspector "Turns out we were all wrong and that is most disturbing."
KAY HAD NOTHING TO SAY TO THE CAMERAS AS HE LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. PRESIDENT BUSH HAD SAID HE WANTED TO MEET WITH KAY BEFORE ASSIGNING THE BI-PARTISAN PANEL. BUT IF AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION IS THE GOAL, SOME DEMOCRATS QUESTION HOW THAT CAN BE IF THE PRESIDENT HAND PICKS THE COMMISSION.
Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota "If we are going to set that as a goal, then we clearly can't have the president or anybody else dictating how that comission is going to work."
THEIR WORK MIGHT NOT BE FINISHED UNTIL NEXT YEAR WHICH MEANS THE VOTERS WOULD HEAD TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER WITHOUT A FINAL ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF W-M-D IN IRAQ...WERE THERE? OR WEREN'T THERE? NOW THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS HINTING THAT IT MAY ALSO CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION ABOUT POSSIBLE FAULTY INTELLIGENCE ....AFTER GROWING CALLS FOR AN INQUIRY IN THAT COUNTRY. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON. ))

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Still to come on the newscast, the Scott Peterson case could lead to a new law in Virginia.
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Also local officials shift gears as they try a different approach to bringing a low cost airlines.
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Roanoke officials are considering a new front in their fight to bring a low- cost airline to western Virginia.
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So far, their campaign to bring Airtran to Roanoke Regional airport has been unsuccessful.
Now, they're eyeing Atlantic Coast Airlines, which has plans to operate as Independence Air, a low fare airline that would be based at Washington Dulles International Airport.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: ATLANTIC COAST WOULD LIKE TO GO OUT ON ITS OWN AND IT WANTS TO DO THAT BY PICKING 50 CITIES IN THE MIDATLANTIC STATES AND THE NORTHEAST, AND ROANOKE NEEDS TO BE ONE OF THOSE CITIES. IT'S IMPORTANT.))
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Today, members of Roanoke City Council renewed their commitment to improving air service.
They asked the city manager to look for ways to interest Atlantic Coast Airlines, or other low-cost carriers.

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If you're a woman you might not worry about heart disease, but you should know heart disease kills more American women than all cancers combined.
Today the President and First lady kicked off the Heart Truth campaign aimed at educating women on the dangers of heart disease.
As Dr. Mallika Marshall explains there are ways to protect yourself.
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(( EVEN THOUGH MARIANNE FERGUSON HAS A FAMILY HISTORY OF BOTH HEART DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER.. SHE SAYS THE PROSPECT OF GETTING BREAST CANCER SCARES HER MORE. Marianne Ferguson: It would be one thing if it just stayed there, .... but it doesn't, it can move throughout the body.
WHILE BREAST CANCER KILLS- 40 THOUSAND WOMEN ANNUALLY. IN REALITY, HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING KILLER OF AMERICAN WOMEN OVER 25 - CLAIMING HALF A MILLION LIVES EACH YEAR.
"women fear breast cancer but what they die of is heart disease"
Dr. Thomas Lee/Brigham and Women's Hospital: "women have a harder time picturing themselves having a heart attack so it makes it harder to recognize problems when one does occur." THAT'S WHY TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE.. SUCH AS EATING A LOW FAT AND LOW SODIUM DIET.. MAY BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN SINCE THEY MAY NOT RESPOND AS WELL TO CARDIAC PROCEDURES..
Dr. Thomas Lee: Women are smaller and their hearts are smaller and their coronary arteries are smaller so that actually makes it harder to do bypass surgery. ANOTHER BIG PROBLEM.. WOMEN ARE OFTEN MORE CONCERNED ABOUT FAMILY'S HEALTH.. AND HAVE LESS TIME TO FOCUS ON THEIR OWN HEALTH. Dr. Ming Hui Chen/Brigham and Women's Hospital: Women are frequently the caretaker of the family and do not put themselves first. ANOTHER THING TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT HEART DISEASE OFTEN CAUSES DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN THAN IT DOES IN MEN, SO MANY WOMEN MAY NOT EVEN KNOW THAT THEY'RE AT RISK. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))

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One of the earliest symptoms of heart disease is chest pain, but there may also be pain in the shoulders and neck.
Women also have a tendency to experience swelling, dizziness, shortness of breath and chronic fatigue.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] it's Groundhog day, but the furry forecaster did not get a warm welcome this morning. We'll tell you why after the break.
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If you're already sick of winter, you won't want to hear what Punxsutawney Phil is saying.
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This morning the legend lived on as townsmen pulled the groundhog from his home and put him on a tree stump to see what he forecasts.
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((WHEN I COME OUT I DON'T WANT TO NEGO BUT JUST TO MY JOB AND PROGNOSTGATE I SEE MY SHADOW SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER.. AWHH..))
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Yes, the crowd booed the groundhog today-
By the way, 94 out of 118 times, Phil foresees more chill and predicts six more weeks of winter.
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Coming up today in Sports, A-C-C football fans can now make their plans for the fall.
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Then a little bit later, the chairman of the F-C-C has something to say about last night's Super Bowl stunt.
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No cameras in the courtroom for Scott Peterson's trial.
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That decision was made today- where Peterson is standing trial on charges he killed his pregnant wife.
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The trial also won't start right away.
At a hearing today, the judge accepted a request from Peterson's lawyer to delay the trial while he defends another murder suspect.
The trial has moved to a new city with a new judge, but it could be weeks before we opening statements begin.
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The Scott Petersen trial is also getting the attention of Virginia lawmakers.
The case has inspired a law named after one of the victims.
News's 7's Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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(( Scott Petersen is facing two murder charges in California, one for the death of his wife, Laci, and the other for the death of their unborn child, Connor.
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And some legislators are questioning that disparity. ((SENATOR KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: WAIT A MINUTE, IF CALIFORNIA CAN PUNISH THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR WHY CAN'T VIRGINIA PUNISH THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR.))
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Maybe soon, the state can.
A Senate Committee approved a measure that would make killing a fetus a specific and separate crime.
29 other states already have similar laws on the books.
Opponents of the bill say it is unnecessary and is a threat to Virginians' abortion rights. ((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WE HAVE PLENTY OF LAWS ON THE BOOKS TO ADDRESS ASSAULTS ON WOMEN AND ACTIONS THAT CAUSE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY'RE REALLY SEEKING.))
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The proposal is being called Conner's Law after the unborn son of Laci and Scott Peterson.
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That, opponents say, is another troubling aspect of the bill.
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((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THOSE WHO ARE IN SUPPORT ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A TRAGIC SITUATION JUST TO PURSUE THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDA THAT IS NOT THE WAY WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES.))
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Still, it isn't often that events in a California courtroom have an impact on the floor of Virginia's General Assembly.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the post Super Bowl ticker. We begin tonight with the ACC's master schedule for the upcoming football season that was released earlier today. The entire 2004 ACC season will consists of 78 games, including 44 conference matchups, over a span of 15 weeks.
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[GO TO PINNACLE VT SCHEDULE] And the entire ACC season will begin on Saturday, August 28th at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland as the Hokies take on defending national champ Southern Cal in the Black Coaches Association Classic. The Hokies have seven home - and will only make four road trips this coming season, but it is another lengthy season.

It begins in August and drags on all the way to December with a killer finisher at Miami.
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[GO TO SECOND VT SCHEDULE] Tech has two Thursday night dates - one at Georgia Tech and another at home on November 18th against Maryland. The Hokies also will again play UVa the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Blacksburg.
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Speaking of Virginia - the Cavaliers - will only play 11 games this coming season and ironically, there schedule for 2004 has a Big East flavor to it.
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[GO TO UVA PINNACLE] UVa will open its season on the road at Temple on September the 4th, and later in the opening month of the season - he Cavs will welcome the Syracuse Orangemen to Charlottesville. The Cavs also have a Thursday night date with at home for the first time 1997 against Clemson.
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[GO TO UVa PINNACLE] Virginia has five games on the road including a tough finishing stretch, as well. The Cavs close out the year with Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech and the Hokies. That Miami game on November 13th is in Charlottesville.
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The high school boys and girls basketball season rolls on tonight but there has been a change in the officials office.
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The Western Virginia basketball officials association confirmed yesterday that Roger Ayers will be the next commissioner of officials beginning with the 2004-2005 season. Ayers has been a high school and college referee since 1992. He has been officiating ACC and SEC games for about three years.
Former commissioner Ernie Bradd is coming out of retirement to assist Ayers.
Current Commissioner Steve Fleshman will finish out this season after a four year tenure.
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Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - more of your Monday sports including some high school commitments coming this afternoon - just two days before national signing day. Jean will be right back in moment. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Early ratings show more than 89 MILLION people tuned into last nights Super Bowl. While that is the largest audience for the game in six years, not everyone was happy with what they saw.
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At the end of the halftime show, singer Justin Timberlake pulled off part of Janet Jacksons costume, exposing her right breast. The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the show was a deplorable stunt.
Michael Powell says he's outraged by it. He says he and his family gathered around the T-V to see a celebration -- but it was tainted.
He is calling for an investigation that he promises will be thorough and swift.
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((MICHAEL POWELL/FCC COMMISSIONER: I'M PLEASED TO SEE THEY ARE REGRETFUL.... I'M REGRETFUL, BUT YOU CAN'T CHANGE SOMETHING BY APOLOGIZING THE NEXT DAY .. IF THAT'S THE WAY TV WORKED. AND IT WON'T STOP US FROM INVESTIGATING AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IF THE LAW RECOMMENDS THAT.))
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M-T-V, which produced the show for C-B-S, says it had no idea Timberlake was going to do that.
But in the days before the game, Jackson's choreographer promised some shocking moments in the performance.
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