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Today on News 7 at 5, rescuers have to remove two police officers from their wrecked car in Lynchburg.
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Also as the debate over homosexual marriage intensifies, two women wed in an act of civil disobedience.
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What little snow fell moved out very quickly. Our forecast for the next few days looks dry.

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250 workers in Southwest Virginia lose their jobs to a company in India.
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In Sports, Travis Wells will check in live from Daytona with the results of today's twin qualifying races.
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Plus Brent Watts has a suggestion for a sweet Valentines Day. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((BUT WE'RE JUST AT THIS POINT VERY THANKFUL THAT NEITHER ONE OF THEM WAS SERIOUSLY HURT.))
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A close call for two Lynchburg police officers whose patrol car crashed en route to an emergency call last night.

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It happened just after eleven on Florida Avenue and kept emergency crews busy there for hours.
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Steve Smallshaw was at the scene early this morning.. Steve do police know what happened yet?
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They're still piecing it all together Jean, but one thing they're sure of is these two officers are lucky they weren't more seriously injured.
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(( It was the kind of call that gets a cop's adrenaline racing.. officer needs help.
Mike Bauserman and Shay Ellis were responding to just such a call at the James Crossing apartments when their patrol car veered off Florida Avenue and down a hundred-foot embankment.
Officer Brian Smith.. a former New York City firefighter.. was one of the first to get to them.
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((BRIAN SMITH/LYNCHBURG POLICE: JUST REASSESSING. YOU KNOW VITAL SIGNS AND DOING WHAT WE CAN TO GIVE THE GUYS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT A HAND.))
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Rescue crews arrived and began the slow, painstaking process of stabilizing the car and removing the injured officers.
More than an hour later, the two men were brought to the top and taken to the hospital.
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((NANETTE HEATH/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SERIOUS THEY ARE. LIKE I SAID, THERE'S A SET OF STEPS THAT WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH FOR THE RESCUE PROCEDURE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT'S A SIMPLE INJURY OR IT'S CRITICAL, IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO GET DOWN THERE AS FAR AS THE END RESULT I THINK THE PATIENTS HAD MINOR INJURIES COMPARED TO WHAT WE FIRST THOUGHT.))
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((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S PRETTY ROUGH TO WALK AND GET UP AND DOWN THAT HILL, AND TO GO DOWN IN AN AUTOMOBILE THE WAY THEY DID AND NOT BE SERIOUSLY INJURED IS JUST A MIRACLE.))
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Jack Lewis says Shay Ellis.. a rookie who was training with the more veteran officer Bauserman.. was driving the car when it crashed.
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They're still reviewing the evidence.. including video from the in-car camera.. to find out what happened.

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Two school systems are delaying their schedules tomorrow- thanks to the wintry weather there.
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Schools in both Carroll and Patrick Counties will open two hours late on Friday.
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Lynchburg City Schools will make up missed classes by adding time to the school day. Starting Monday, schools will begin classes 15 minutes early, and end 15 minutes later.
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[TAKE ELEMENTARY BOARD FS] That means Elementary schools will begin the day at 8:30, and will end at 3:25. [TAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOARD FS] For Middle Schools in Lynchburg, the school day will start at 7:40, and will run until 2:50.
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High school students without a 1st period class will start at 8 o'clock, ending at 2:30.
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And high school students WITH a first period class will start their day at 7 o'clock.
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Spring Break and the Memorial Day holiday will remain as scheduled, unless students miss an additional three or more days.

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The debate over gay marriage is heating up from coast to coast and here in Virginia.
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First, to California where two women were married this morning at San Francisco City hall. The women have been together for 51 years.
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((REPORTER: IT'S TAKEN FIFTY ONE YEARS. YEA IT'S A LITTLE SLOW DON'T YOU THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME?))
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City officials say they'll continue to issue more gay marriage licenses today.
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It's part of an act of civil disobedience coordinated by the mayor and top city officials.
It comes one day before a conservative group promises to file an injunction- to try and prevent gay marriages.

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While other states are opening the door to gay marriage, Virginia's House of Delegates is trying to slam it shut.


The House tentatively approved legislation today that affirms the state's ban on homosexual
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marriages.
Delegate Bob Marshall say his bill is necessary to keep gay couples from trying to get civil unions recognized in the state.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY: I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE AN AFFIRMATION THAT WE ACCEPT ONE TYPE OF MARRIAGE AND ONLY ONE TYPE OF MARRIAGE.))
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Opponents of the measure say it unnecessary, because it is already the law in Virginia.
Delegate Adam Ebbin, the state's only openly gay legislator, says there is no danger in recognizing civil unions.
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((DELEGATE ADAM EBBIN/D-ARLINGTON: IT IS NOT A THREAT TO ANYONE IN THIS ROOM IF TWO COMMITTED GAY OR LESBIAN PEOPLE SET UP HOUSEKEEPING. IF THEY WANT TO STAY MONOGAMOUS, I DON'T THINK THAT HURTS THE PUBLIC HEALTH.))
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The bill faces a final vote in the House tomorrow.
It will then move on to the Senate.
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It seems no where are the emotions running as high over gay marriage.. as in Massachusetts, where the debate goes on over changing the state constitution to ban such unions.
Jennifer Donelan is there with more on what's going on.
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((AND INSIDE THE STATE CAPITOL IN BOSTON, THE DEBATE CONTINUES. Rep. David Flynn/(D) Bridgewater Sometimes you have to do what you believe no matter what the consequences. AT ISSUE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD BAN MARRIAGE FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS. ALREADY TWO COMPROMISES ...THAT WOULD HAVE PROVIDED CIVIL UNION TO SAME SEX COUPLE...WITHOUT THE M WORD...HAVE FAILED. Sot : Sen Robert Havern (D) Fourth Middlesex What did they do taht we take things away from them.
All of us, every one of us feel pain, if we go down this slippery slope.
WHAT IS CLEAR SO FARTHOSE WHO MAKE THE LAW ARE DIVIDED. AND THEYRE EMOTIONAL. THE ONLY OPENLY-GAY MEMBER PLEADED.
Sot Rep. Jarrett Barrios/(D) Cambridge Dont believe it wont hurt your gay and lesbian friends, it will.
OUTSIDE WHERE THERE ARE NO PODIUMS
Nat Sot (woman screaming extremely emotional) This isnt discrimination" PROTESTORS FOR AND AGAINST THE BAN CLAMORED TO BE HEARD.
Jennifer Donelan/CBS News: A State Supreme Court ruling in November said , the way the state constitution is written now, it is illegal to DENY marriage to gays and lesbians. That is what this is all aboutamending the state constitution and clearly defining marriage in Massachusetts...as the union between a man and a woman only. If the change is made by these legislators....it would have to be approved again in 2006. That in turn would put the issue on the ballot. Voters would ultimately decide. In the meantime gays and lesbians are able to marry...starting in May. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS BOSTON.))

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Next on the newscast, Travelocity says it is taking its jobs on a long journey.
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Also opponents of a proposed Methadone clinic say they are encouraged after a meeting with its developers.
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Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic met today with representatives of the company that plans to open the facility. Afterwards, both sides said they were encouraged by their conversation.
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Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sat down with officials from C-R-C Health Corporation at the Garden of Prayer Church on Cove Road.
C-R-C plans to open the methadone clinic on adjoining property that fronts Hershberger Road... and neighbors have raised vocal objections.
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((THIS MORNING WHEN I CAME OVER HERE I WAS CONVINCED THIS WOULD BE A FIFTEEN MINUTE MEETING, TURNED INTO AN HOUR AND A HALF ALMOST TWO HOURS AND IT WAS VERY CONSTRUCTIVE.))
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Jeff Artis says C-R-C officials and clinic opponents have agreed to meet again.
He says the bottom line is finding a suitable alternative location for the clinic.
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When Travelocity opened its call center in Dickenson County, it was called a role model for changing the economy in Virginia's coalfields.
Now three years later, the Clintwood center is closing, leaving 250 people out of work.
Company officials said by the end of the year, the work will be outsourced to a company in India.
The move is part of a trend toward moving customer service jobs overseas.
Local leaders said they were shocked by the company's announcement.

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A special Valentines wish went out to local veterans today as part of a national week of recognition.
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Since 1978, the week of February 14th has been set aside as a time to pay tribute to the nation's hospitalized veterans.
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((WE ALWAYS HAVE VETERANS DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY AND THAT TYPE OF THING. THIS IS JUST A SPECIAL DAY TO SHOW WE LOVE OUR PATIENTS AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS))
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The Salem VA brought in a host of entertainers for the veterans including Miss Virginia.
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((I REALLY ENJOYED IT AND IT WAS GOOD FOR ALL THE VETERANS WHO DON'T HAVE MUCH COMPANY))
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There are more than 98-thousand veterans cared for every day in medical centers and nursing homes throughout the country.
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Up next on the newscast, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, Brent Watts has a few sweet gift ideas...
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, one Roanoke chocolate maker is taking her sweets to the streets, selling homemade confections at the Roanoke Farmer's Market. Brent Watts takes us inside her kitchen for a recipe that sure to put a smile on any face during the season of love.
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Coming up next,
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American Idol's Simon is the subject of a new wax doll, but even it has to have the last word. We'll explain after sports.
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Good evening everybody - the field for Sunday's Daytona 500 is now set thanks to today's Twin 125 mile qualifying races at Daytona.
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Tire wear was a big concern today - and the new softer Goodyear tire did make handling and not drafting the key element. Dale Earnhardt , Junior won the first 50 lap dash and locked up the third starting spot on Sunday. The only real mishap in either race came when Jeff Gordon and rookie Casey Kahne tangled in the pits. Gordon needed a provisional to make the starting grid for the 500. No such worries for Elliott Sadler - he went out and won the second 125 in the M&M's Ford. Sterling Marlin held off Kevin Harvick in a tight finish for second place. Ricky Rudd led early and finished 8th.
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Now, Travis Wells got to soak in more than the race results today at Daytona.
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He joins us from the World Center of Racing where the weather was a little different than what we experienced back home today. [TRAVIS IN DAYTONA]
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[ROLL CUE: ....LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON."]
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Glenvar high school has never had shortage of outstanding student athletes -
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And this afternoon Holly Sacra (SAKE-ruh) added her name to that long list. The Glenvar senior, who also kicks in the classroom with a 3 point 8 GPA, signed scholarship papers to play division one soccer next season at Campbell University.
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Holly also was the first female in Glenvar history to play on the boy's varsity football team. Coming up at six - more from Daytona and a preview of tomorrow's state high school swim meet. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Disappointing January retail sales and a surprise rise in new claims for jobless benefits gave investors reason to send stocks lower today. Alexis Christoforous has the details.
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Singers are auditioning for the notoriously rude Simon Cowell of American Idol... only thing Simon is not real, he's wax.
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Even the wax version of Cowell at Madam Tussauds in New York still rolled his eyes and doled out the harsh criticism.

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((THE AUDITION WAS HORRENDOUS WITH A CAPITAL H. WISE MEN SING....))
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Even though he's wax, tourists still lined up to sing for Cowell..
Some said they hope he will melt with their music.
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