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It's a dress rehearsal for November, as Virginia holds its Democratic Primary today.

We'll have a live update from the polls.
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And, dozens are killed this morning when a car bomb explodes at police station in Iraq.
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Even without the sunshine the temperatures continue to climb. How high will they go. 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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The Democrats seeking to take the White House back for their party will have to go through Virginia voters today.
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Virginians have their chance to vote for the next Democratic Presidential Candidate.
The Commonwealth and Tennessee are hosting primaries today.
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News 7's Susan Bahorich has been checking in with precincts this morning.
She joins us now from the Hollins Rescue station.
Susan how has the turnout been so far?
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As we mentioned, Virginia isn't the only state holding a primary-- Tennessee voters are also heading to the polls today.
While this could be a decisive day for John Kerry, fellow candidates John Edwards and Wesley Clark aren't backing down.
Stacy Case reports from Falls Church.
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NAT: poll worker giving instrux

TRACK: AS VOTERS HEADED TO THE POLLS--- CANDIDATES HEADED TO THE FRONT
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NAT SOT: edwards this morning


TRACK -- ASKING FOR SUPPORT UP UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.
SUPER: SEN JOHN EDWARDS/(D)PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TBA
TRACK: PRIMARIES IN VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE TUESDAY COULD MARK A TURNING POINT IN THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN. SOUTHERNERS JOHN EDWARDS AND WESLEY CLARK NEED TO DO WELL IN THEIR NECK OF THE WOODS TO STAY IN THE RACE. BUT MONDAY, POLLS SHOWED A POSSIBLE STEAL BY NEW ENGLANDER JOHN KERRY.

SUPER: SEN JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FONT: Monday.
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STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING KERRY HAS ALREADY WON 10 OF 12 CONTESTS. IF HE WINS IN EITHER VIRGINIA
OR TENNESSEE--- IT WOULD BE HIS FIRST IN THE SOUTH AND WOULD BE SEEN AS

THE LAST HURDLE FOR A FRONTRUNNER HOPING TO PROVE HIS ELECTABILITY EVERYWHERE.
SUPER: /VIRGINIA VOTER
TRACK: CLARK PULLED HIS ADS IN VIRGINIA AND IS HOPING TO STAKE HIS CLAIM IN TENNESSEE.

HOWARD DEAN ENERGIZED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY EARLY ON--- BUT HASN'T WON

ANYTHING YET. HE'S CONCENTRATING ON WISCONSIN. AFTER SAYING THIS WAS A "MUST WIN" STATE, TO STAY IN THE RACE...HE NOW VOWS HE'S IN FOR THE LONG HAUL.
AL SHARPTON AND DENNIS KUCINICH ARE STILL CAMPAIGING ... BUT AS THE PACK VOWS TO HANG ON, MANY WONDER JUST HOW LONG THEY CAN. STACY CASE CBS NEWS FALLS CHURCH, VA
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News 7 will bring you primary returns as they come in tonight. And for continuously-updated results, you can go to our web site at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Authorities plan to investigate the deadly crash today of an Iranian airliner that killed 43 people.
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Officials say three people survived the crash, and are being treated at a hospital.
Authorites say the Kish Air passenger plane hit an open area, about two miles from the airport.
The passengers were mainly Indian and Iranian.
There's no word yet on what caused the crash.
Records indicate the plane was eleven years old, a lot newer than most passenger planes in Iran's aging fleet.
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In Iraq, an angry crowd is blaming Americans for a deadly car bombing at a police station south of Baghdad.
Dozens were killed
Elizabeth Sanchez has the latest.
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A DEADLY BOMB SHATTERED THE FUTURE FOR DOZENS OF IRAQIS SEEKING NEW JOBS TODAY.
THE BLAST HAPPENED OUTSIDE A POLICE STATION SOUTH OF BAGHDAD...WHERE WOULD-BE RECRUITS WERE WAITING IN LINE.
NOW ABOUT 50 ARE DEAD AND JUST AS MANY WOUNDED. THERE WERE NO AMERICANS AMONG THE VICTIMS.

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THIS IS A TERRORIST ACT AGAINST HUMANITY...SAYS AN IRAQI POLICEMAN.
THE ATTACK FOLLOWS A WARNING FROM COALITION AUTHORITIES THAT AL-QAEDA WAS LOOKING TO SPARK A CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ....AND THREATS FROM INSURGENTS TO STEP UP ATTACKS AGAINST IRAQIS COOPERATING WITH THE U.S
AND IT COMES ON THE SAME DAY 6 U.S. GOVERNORS ARRIVED IN IRAQ FOR A SURPRISE TOUR ARRANGED BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

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so far there's been no comment from the white house on today's attack...yet another in a string of bombings..... many intended to discourage Iraqis from working with the u-s led coalition.
Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Washington
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A just released survey shows what Roanoke teachers think is the greatest safety concern in their schools. We'll have the details after the break.
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Also Interstate 81 is another mile closer to becoming a toll road.
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According to a new survey, bullying and skipping class are the biggest safety issues in Roanoke City Schools.
The Roanoke Education Association sent out 2-thousand surveys to teachers. Justin McLeod has more.
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((((NAT SOUND OF TEACHER TALKING AT 4:36:34))
We start at the elementary level.
According to the survey, the most frequently occurring safety issue is bullying, intimidation, or harassment.
Nearly 25-percent say it happens on a daily basis.
67 percent say discipline problems have been increasing over the past three years.
However, a majority say they feel safe in their school.
One respondent wrote "we do not have any safety issues. We feel very safe." ((NAT SOUND OF TEACHER TALKING AT 4:49:56))
Then there's the middle school level.
Again, bullying, intimidation, and harassment top the list as the major safety issue.
54 percent say it happens on a daily basis.
Teachers say the other problems are skipping class and student suspensions.
One respondent wrote "too many students think that they are in charge and run the show."
However, 71-percent say they feel safe in their school. ((NAT SOUND OF HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO))
Finally, there's the high school level.
Here skipping class is the major safety issue coming in at 83-percent.
It is followed by inappropriate dress, then bullying, intimidation, and harassment.
83 percent say discipline problems have been increasing over the past three years.
But only 30 percent believe communication is effective between teachers and administration in regards to safety issues.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WE SHOULD MENTION SERIOUS PROBLEMS LIKE DRUGS, GANG ACTIVITY, AND ILLEGAL WEAPONS ARE BASICALLY NON EXISTENT IN THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS BUT A SLIGHT PROBLEM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. AS FOR SOLUTIONS, THE SURVEY INDICATES BETTER PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND MORE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION WOULD RESOLVE SAFETY ISSUES. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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The House of Delegates approved a measure yesterday that would allow the state to impose tolls on all vehicles on Interstate 81.
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Currently, I-81 is the only interstate in Virginia where tolls on passenger cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles are not allowed.
That means only big trucks can pay tolls.
The bill's sponsor says that restriction may hurt the state's ability to secure federal funding to pay for improvements to the highway.
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The House of Delegates also approved a bill yesterday that eliminates the state inheritance tax on family businesses.
The same measure passed the General Assembly last year but was vetoed by Governor Warner.
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A convicted killer in California is getting a second chance-- at least for now.
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Kevin Cooper got a stay of execution last night, just hours before he was supposed to die.
An appeals court ordered the last- minute delay, and the Supreme Court let the ruling stand.
Cooper was convicted of hacking four people to death in 1983.
But the appeals court says D-N-A evidence connecting Cooper to the murder should be re- examined, after claims that police had planted the evidence.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denied Cooper's plea for clemency-- the first decision of its kind to cross the new governor's desk.
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Because of fears that more people will contract the bird flu, China is now banning imports of all U-S poultry.
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The move comes after the bird flu was detected in a flock of chickens in Delaware. But U-S officials ay the kind of bird flu found in Delaware isn't harmful to humans, and that it's very different from the kind blamed for human deaths in Asia.
China's action follows similar bans on U-S poultry by Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
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Martha Stewart's assistant returns to the witness stand today.
Yesterday she burst into tears while recalling a gift of plum pudding and a telephone call from Stewart.
Sharyn Alfonsi has more from the Manhattan court house.
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((A stoic Martha Stewart heads to court Tuesday morning...to face more testimony from one of her closest employees.
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Monday afternoon... Ann Armstrong, Stewart's assistant broke down while describing a phone conversation she had with Stewart on December 27th of two-thousand and one. The day Stewart made her well timed stock sale.
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Armstrong testified that she thanked the homemaking mogul for a Christmas gift of plum-pudding. Then, on the stand, Armstrong burst into tears.
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I think it's the fact that she got plum pudding and not a car or a watch for Christmas. But apparently, she was just quite upset that she had to go up there and testify against her boss of five years.
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Armstrong is testifying that she relayed a phone message to Martha from Douglas Faneiul that quote "Peter Baconovic thinks ImClone is going to start trading downward."
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She relayed the information to Martha and later Martha changed the phone message that was in the computer but apparently changed it back and what they are trying to show is demonstrating a knowledge of guilt.
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On Monday, Douglas Faneiul, the former assistant to Stewarts co-defendant and stockbroker Peter Baconovic testified that he didn't think he was doing anything wrong when he passed Stewart the secret stock tip. Stewart and Baconovic maintain they had a pre-existing deal to sell Imclone when it fell 60 dollars.
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Bridge: Lawyers for Stewart tried to show that Faneiul originally supported Stewart and Baconovics 60 dollar story... before changing his version of events - they say ..... to save his own skin.
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It's standard operating procedure to flip the little guys to get the big guys..in this case it happens to be Martha in this case.
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Defense teams are now carrying the burden of proving Faneiul a liar. Legal expert say if they can't shut down the Governments case down, Stewart may need to take the stand to insure she comes out of court clean. In New York, Sharyn Alfonsi, CBS News.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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a snowboarder makes sure her second appearance with David Letterman goes better than her first.
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Her snowboarding stunt went awry--
It cost her some stitches, but it DID win her another guest spot on David Letterman.
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Last Thursday, snowboard champion Tara Dakides was performing a stunt for The Late Show, when she veered off a ramp outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre, and fell 25 feet to the ground.
She was rushed to the hospital and taping of the show was stopped.
Dakides returned to the Letterman show last night, and was even able to laugh about her accident.
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Letterman visited Dakides while she was in the hospital.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 12 points. The NASDAQ has gained nine.

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Coming up next in sports, high school basketball is heating up throughout the region.
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And as Redskins coach Joe Gibbs starts looking at possible veteran players, he must first see a doctor.
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Fieldale Collinsville hosted Tunstall last night in a game with regional implications.
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The Cavaliers were looking to play the role of the spoiler against a tough bunch from Dry Fork. Cavaliers' point guard Ryan Byrd passes to Daquan Thornton underneath the bucket for an easy 2 points.
It's 59-to-57 F-C, with 49 seconds left to go. Tunstall responded - LeRoger Parrish drives hard into the lane and shoots a short jumper.
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But Fieldale- Collinsville gets a late free throw to win it 60-to-57.
A loss by Tunstall
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means Martinsville wins the Piedmont regular season, and clinches a spot in the regionals.

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In girls' Piedmont action, 12-and-4 Laurel Park played host to Patrick County last night.
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The Lancers entered the game with 10 of those wins in district play. Ebony Allen will take the pass for the home team and go up strong for the basket for the home team in the early going.
The Cougars come back with a nice effort from Ashley Penn. She made the three pointer, but the
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Lancers were just too strong. They go on to win it 57 to 45.
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An unexpected turn in Redskins coach Joe Gibbs' meeting with Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell.
Gibbs met with Brunell in Florida yesterday, and the quarterback ended up driving him to a hospital in St. Augustine. Gibbs was released from the hospital a short time later and is now said to be O-K.
Gibbs apparently suffered an attack of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. The coach has already said he has diabetes.
Meanwhile the coach says he will not field a team without one veteran quarterback on his roster.
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In a twist of irony yesterday at Redskins Park - about the same time Gibbs was pulling out, Spurrier was heading into the office.
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Larry Fitzgerald announced yesterday that he is leaving the University of Pittsburgh for the NFL. His motivation is simple.
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Playing in one of the biggest pro events of his career this week, KJ Hippensteel is getting it done the hard way.

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After winning his way in through a qualifier in San Diego - he posted the biggest win of his pro career- a win over the 84th player in the world - Demitry Tursunov (TUR- zuh- nov). It's his first win over a top 100 player. If he can win one more match - he likely will face Andre Agassi.
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[Keith at Desk] The nation watches as Virginia Democrats make their choice for President.
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And many voters get their first look at touch-screen voting machines,
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