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Up next on News 7--

A live report on who got the snow, and how much.
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And, two Lynchburg police officers are on the road to recovery after their patrol car fell down a hundred-foot embankment last night.
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The winter storm comes and goes and leaves most of its moisture in North Carolina. What will the rest of the week bring. I'll let you know in the forecast.
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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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For once Mother Nature leaves Virginia pretty much alone as the Commonwealth escapes a big winter's blast.
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Let's head over to meterologist Leo Hirshbrunner and see just where the snow fell.

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A light snow is still falling off and on in the New River Valley, but it's not amounting to much.
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Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us now from Blacksburg with a look at conditions in the region.
Rachel?
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Hi Kimberly, The snow has pretty much stopped falling here in Blacksburg... leaving behind just a dusting.
Roads are also reported to be in good condition in the region... mainly they're just wet.

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The snow started falling around 8:00 this morning, though it's not much.. it was enough to cancel most school in the region.
The Christiansburg residency V-DOT office even got in a new shipment of salt this morning, just in case.
V-DOT says it's used up about half of its supplies this winter, but has plenty on hand in case more snow starts falling.
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((DAVID CLARKE: WE'VE USED A LOT ALREADY THIS WINTER BUT FORTUNATELY WE'VE HAD RECOVERY TIME. THERE'S BEEN COUPLE OF TIMES WHERE WE'VE HAD A TWO WEEK BREAK. AND OUR ACCOUNTANTS ARE CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH WITH THE SALT SUPPLY PEOPLE GETTING THEM TO BRING IT IN. SO WE'VE HAD A PRETTY STEADY SUPPLY.))
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The snow started to taper off around 10:00 this morning. We found quite a few kids out clearing driveways. Most of them complaining about being off today.
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They tell us, they're actually sick of missing school...
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Kimberly, I'm not used to hearing that one... these kids say they want to be in class
by the way, we have no major accidents to report.

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Two Lynchburg police officers are out of the hospital and recovering at home after a scary crash involving their patrol car last night.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Around 11:15 Wednesday night, Officers Mike Bouserman and Shay Ellis were responding to a call for an officer who needed help.
With lights and sirens on, their patrol car ran off Florida Avenue and down a steep 100-foot embankment.
Officer Brian Smith.. a former New York City firefighter.. was one of the first to reach them.
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((OFFICER BRIAN SMITH/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE POLICE CAR WAS QUITE A WAYS DOWN THERE SO WE JUST KIND OF GOT INTO A POSITION WHERE WE COULD GET UNDERNEATH, BECAUSE THE DRIVER'S SIDE WAS KIND OF PINCHED IN A WAY YOU COULDN'T REALLY HELP ANYBODY OUT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE, SO WE JUST KIND OF SWUNG AROUND AND DID WHAT WE COULD FOR THE GUYS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR.))
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Rescue teams arrived and crews began the slow, deliberate work of getting the two officers out.
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With firefighters and police all pulling together, the victims were raised one at a time.
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((BATT. CHIEF NANETTE HEATH/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: AS YOU SAW AS WE WERE HAULING THEM UP, WE JUST TOOK EVERYTHING REALLY, REALLY SLOW SO THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAD HOLD OF THE PATIENT HAD GOOD FOOTING SO WE DIDN'T LOSE THEM IN THE PROCESS.))


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Both Bouserman and Ellis were taken to the hospital with what police believe were relatively minor injuries.
It was several hours later before they pulled the car out.. authorities say seatbelts and airbags played a big role in the officers' survival.
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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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Lewis says Ellis, a rookie, was driving.
An accident reconstruction team is working to figure out the cause of the crash.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))


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After nearly 100 Iraqis were killed in two separate attacks this week, the violence continues.
Three U- S soldiers were injured today in a mortar attack on an American base in Baghdad.
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Meanwhile, the U-S military's top man in the Middle East had a close call this morning.
General John Abizaid's (AB- ih- zaid's) convoy came under fire in Falluja while he was visiting the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps Headquarters.
Iraqi militants used grenades and small-arms fire.
Abizaid (AB- ih- zaid) and his party were not injured, and officials say U-S troops also escaped injury.
So far, authorities haven't made any arrests.
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Terrorism concerns are again disrupting air travel across the Atlantic.
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British Airways says one of its flights from London to Washington has been canceled again.
The flight was supposed to leave London on Sunday.
A Monday flight to Saudi Arabia has also been scrapped.
The airline only says that the decision is based on ''government advice.''
Meanwhile, the British pilots' union says the U-S is overreacting to the threat of terrorism and is ''jumping at shadows.''
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Coming up next, we'll tell parents where they can go to have their child safety seats checked out.
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But first, prosecutors want to use some high tech evidence against accused murderer Scott Petersen.
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Prosecutors in the Scott Peterson murder case want to use satellite tracking technology against him.
Police used G-P-S technology to track Peterson for nearly four months before his arrest in the killings of his wife and child.
Now his attorney wants that evidence thrown out.
Gloria Gomez reports.
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TRACK: LAST FEBRUARY, A G-P-S DEVICE WAS PLACED IN SCOTT PETERSON'S TRUCK BY MODESTO POLICE. THE DEFENSE WANTS TO THROW OUT THE G-P-S EVIDENCE USED TO TRACK SCOTT. IN COURT, A PROSECUTION EXPERT SAID GLOBAL POSITIONING TECHNOLOGY IS RELIABLE
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TRACK: YET PETERSON'S LAWYERS ARGUE MODESTO POLICE INSTALLED THE EQUIPMENT INCORRECTLY, CAUSING MALFUNCTIONS. ENGINEER DWIGHT FINGER SAYS IF THERE ARE GLITCHES, THE G-P-S RECEIVER IS SMART ENOUGH TO CATCH IT AND CORRECT IT.

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"There could be signals that are not quite in sync with the others, but the system knows that these are not reliable and will just use the good signals to determine a location."
TRACK: THE DEVICE TRACED SCOTT TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY A NUMBER OF TIMES BEFORE+ THE BODIES OF LACI AND THE BABY WASHED UP. THIS COULD BE DAMAGING EVIDENCE FOR THE DEFENSE, SAYS THIS FORMER F-B-I PROFILER.

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"He might return to the crime scene to make sure the body hasn't popped up, just to get reassurance for themselves that, 'I'm still okay here, I'm not going to be detected."

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"The past few weeks, um. . . . we all kept thinking that we shouldn't be going to court. Our family should be celebrating Connor's first birthday. We have to deal with the loss of part of our family and memories we will never have."
TAG: Gloria Gomez/KOVR-TV "Meanwhile, more highly technical testimony on G-P-S technology will resume on Tuesday. Gloria Gomez for C-B-S News, Redwood City, California." ))

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In 2002, 33-children were taken to the hospital with firearm related injuries, that's according to the Virginia Department of Health. The Roanoke Sheriff's Office, along with the Roanoke Regional SafeKids Coalition and Carilion Health systems is trying to prevent that.
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News 7's Susan Bahorich is standing by at Target in Roanoke. Susan, what's going on out there today?
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Students in Roanoke City Schools are going to have to kick their soda habit.
The administration has decided to remove sugary soft drinks from the vending machines.
Justin McLeod has more.
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When athletes get done with practice, they often head for the drink machines.
But they'll soon have to jump through hoops if they want a soda.
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((BEN POE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. FRESHMEN: WE'RE OLD ENOUGH TO DRINK SODA ON OUR OWN. AND WE CAN CHOOSE HOW MUCH WE DRINK. I THINK IT SORT OF TAKES AWAY FROM US.)) [Runs06]
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But the Roanoke school system disagrees.
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In response, the school system set up a committee to study the issue.
It recommends all soda be removed from the beverage machines and be replaced with 100 percent fruit juices, water, and milk.
The committee also wants snack machines to carry healthier choices like pretzels and baked chips.
After months of debate, the school board has agreed to implement this plan.
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((DIANA SANDERS/PATRICK HENRY H.S. FRESHMEN: I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, MAKING THE KIDS EAT HEALTHIER FOODS AND IF THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY WANT THEY CAN BRING THEIR OWN FOOD.)) [Runs07]
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But some fear they'll be short changed, especially those who profit from the drink machines.
Take the sports medicine department here at Patrick Henry School.
When administrators decided last fall to only allow access to drink machines before and after school, the department lost 75 percent of its profits.
It fears it will lose even more once the soda is gone.
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((MANDY MOOMAW/PATRICK HENRY H.S. JUNIOR: I THINK IT WILL BE A CONSIDERABLE CUT BUT WE'LL MAKE IT, WE'LL MANAGE.)) [Runs05]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM POINTS OUT WILLIAM FLEMING VOLUNTARILY REMOVED SODA FROM ITS MACHINES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. AND SO FAR ADMINITRATORS SAYS THEY'VE SEEN NO MAJOR DROP IN PROFITS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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Up next on the newscast, local students are getting a jump start on their careers.
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Also his celebrity status catches up with a world famous soccer star as some overzealous fans get carried away.
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Roanoke City eighth graders are getting a jump start on their careers today.
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Nearly 30 businesses have set up at the Jefferson Center to teach students the options they have after high school or college. More than 12- hundred students will attend the "Career Explosion". Educators say it's important for students to realize their options at an early age.
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Students will discuss the event in their classrooms today and then complete a writing assignment that will help prepare them for their standards- of- learning test.
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Tonight parents are invited to the Jefferson Center to hear more about the programs offered and meet guest speaker Coach Tommy Reamon. That event starts at 6:30.

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The didn't "Bend it Like Beckham," but a mob of fans did trample the soccer star.
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About 800 screaming fans crushed Real Madrid player David Beckham yesterday in Spain.
The mob was able to burst through a security barrier, and one female fan actually jumped onto Beckham's back and grabbed him around the neck.
The 28- year- old managed to get free, as his teammates pulled the girl off.
No one was injured in the incident, but Beckham's team has ordered an investigation into the security lapse.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 28 points. The NASDAQ has lost eight.

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Coming up next in sports, Travis Wells keeps on truckin at the Daytona Speedway,
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And in basketball the Hokies try to get past the Hoyas.
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The Hokies hosted the Hoyas last night in some Big East basketball at the Cassell.
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Seth Greenberg would see his team get back to the 500 mark and put five players in double figures. Bryant Matthews had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Hoyas shot just 42 percent for the game.
Brandon Bowman had 15 for Georgetown.
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But Coleman Collins was too much.
The reigning Big East rookie of the week had 20 points, as Tech wins it 80-to-65.
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Duke hosted the Virginia Cavaliers last night.
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Early on, UVa's T.J. Bannister takes it right at the Blue Devils and gets his shot rejected.
J.J. Redick leads the three- on- one Duke break in transition, and passes to Chris Duhon who gets 2. UVa would stay right in this game for about 34 minutes, thanks to some fearless efforts from freshman Gary Forbes. But Redick, who yesterday was named one of 16 finalists for the Rupp Award, scored 25 points. Duke won it 93-to-75.
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The Nextel Cup cars tuned up for the Twin 125's at Daytona, while the Trucks got their first look at the track. Travis Wells has more from both ends of the Daytona tri- oval.
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