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Coming up on News 7 -
A plan is recommended for I-81 and it does include tolls. What it'll mean for trucks and cars coming up.
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It's been going for hours-- a fire burns into the night in Philadelphia.
And a high school celebrations turns tragic.. when students trample a star player.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The future of Interstate 81 is a little clearer tonight... it's a future that likely includes separate lanes for cars and trucks and tolls on both.
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After nearly a year of reviewing two competing plans to improve Interstate 81, the panel studying the issue has made its recommendation.
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Today the advisory panel endorsed the Star Solutions plan that would completely separate cars and trucks.
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((DANA MARTIN/COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD; STAR IS GOING TO PUT FORTH ENOUGH LANES TO KEEP UP WITH THE TRAFFIC PROJECTIONS AND OFFER SOME IMPROVEMENT ON THE MIX OF TRUCKS AND AUTOMOBILES IN THE SAME LANE.))
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The competing plan by Fluor Virginia would have only added a third lane.
The advisory panel also recommended tolls on both truck and cars.
That- says Martin- is a pill that'll be hard to swallow for many.
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((THE PUBLIC IS GOING TO HAVE TO DETERMINE IF THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE WORTH THE PRICE.))
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It's now up to the state's Transportation Commissioner to accept, reject or modify the recommendation.
A spokeswoman says that could happen within a month.
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[Sales-tax]


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The House of Delegates may be going after business breaks in order to raise money for the state.
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House Republicans submitted a new bill to eliminate 500 million dollars in annual tax breaks for businesses.
The measure would end tax exemptions for airlines, laundries, utilities, phone companies, and overseas and interstate shippers.
Delegate Phil Hamilton's bill would also eliminate the tax break for meals furnished to employees as part of their compensation.
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Business lobbyists said the higher taxes would likely be passed on to consumers.
Governor Warner says it is essential to determine how the bill will impact jobs in Virginia.
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President Bush tries to stop the questions about his military service by today releasing his entire military file.
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[vo-nat 27] all 400 pages of if it.
In one document President Bush acknowledges he could be called to active duty to make up for unsatisfactory participation and that's what happens in May of 1973.
He fills in a number of dates and receives an honorable discharge- proof the White House says that the president fulfilled his duty.
The information comes as a first witness- a former Alabama National Guard member says the president was assigned to him.
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((JOHN BILL CALHOUN/FORMER AL NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER: HE WOULD STUDY HIS TRAINING MANUALS READ SAFETY MAGAZINES, MILITARY TYPE STUFF.))
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But another former guard member says he remembers hearing about a well connected Lieutenent coming- but doesn't remember actually seeing George Bush.
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[Kerry]


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Democratic Front Runner John Kerry could have problems of his own.
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On a radio show, Kerry was asked about rumors about his past- specifically rumors about an intern.
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((IS THERE ANYTHING THAT S GOING TO COME UP? NOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE S THIS DRUDGE REPORT ABOUT AN INTERN. NOW, I M SURE YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT. IT S NOT BEEN REPORTED ANYWHERE BUT PEOPLE ARE TALKING. KERRY: WELL, THERE S NOTHING TO REPORT, SO THERE S NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT. I M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT. NO, THE ANSWER IS NO.))
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Also today republicans release an ad attacking Kerry's special interest record- saying he's accepted more special interest money than any other senator.
[Super=03-Madison, WI;]


Some positive news for Kerry today- He picked up the endorsement of once opponent- Wesley Clark- who says he's the leader our country needs.
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[Activewear]


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210 employees lost their jobs today-
Now Congressman Rick Boucher says he's working with Active Wear officials to file paperwork that would provide job retraining services to those employees.
The Martinsville textile plant has stopped production citing high cotton prices and foreign competition.
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((A. CARTER MAGEE/ACTIVE WEAR ATTORNEY: THE WORLD ECONOMY WENT FLAT AND THE TEXTILE MARKETS. PEOPLE AREN'T BUYING THE T-SHIRTS AND SWEAT SHIRTS AND FRANKLY MOST OF THE STUFF THAT'S BEING DONE NOW IS BEING DONE IN MALAYSIA OR VIETNAM OR THE FAR EAST.))
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Magee says the company is nearly 6 million dollars in debt, but WILL pay the outstanding wages owed to employees. Officials are now trying to find a buyer for the company's machinery.
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The funding Congressman Boucher hopes to secure would provide up to 52 weeks of additional unemployment benefits beyond the normal 26 weeks.

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Meanwhile, A national toy store chain is pulling out of Virginia. K-B Toys has announced its closing 11 stores statewide, including stores in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Christiansburg. Officials say those stores are "under performing" and don't fit the company's strategic plan". 35- hundred positions will be lost nationwide,
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but jobs at the company's Internet fulfillment center in Blairs are safe. The toy chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, but officials say the company's Internet business should NOT be affected.
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[Lexington-Chocolate]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
If you're looking to indulge your sweet tooth this Valentine's Day then you may want to head to Lexington.
Along with its historical buildings and colleges, the city is also known for its chocolate.
Justin McLeod shows us how this small town has a big heart this weekend.
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((((NAT SOUND IN CHOCOLATE STORE))
It all started here at the Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company in downtown Lexington.
Four years ago, the Wall Street Journal printed an article saying this shop made the best truffles in the country.
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((ELIZABETH WALLACE/COCOA MILL CHOCOLATE COMPANY: THEY ACTUALLY CLOSED THE SHOP FOR PART OF THE DAY AND THE NEXT DAY JUST BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T FILL ALL THE CHOCOLATE ORDERS THAT CAME IN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.)) [Runs07]
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It brought so many people to Lexington the city decided to make a whole weekend out of it.
It is called Chocolate Lovers Weekend and this is its third year.
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((SHERYL WAGNER/EVENT ORGANIZER: OUR FIRST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 2-THOUSAND PEOPLE COME, WE'RE EXPECTING THAT MANY THIS YEAR.)) [Runs05]
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And they come from all over, some as far as Ohio, New Jersey, and Florida.
They arrive to find a wide range of events.
There are tea parties, scavenger hunts, walking tours of downtown, even cooking demonstrations with chocolate.
If you especially like eating chocolate, you'll have no trouble finding free samples.
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((VICTORIA PANNELL/LEXINGTON RESIDENT: UP UNTIL RECENTLY I'VE BEEN ALLERGIC TO CHOCOLATE FOR 27 YEARS. A WEEK AGO, I FOUND OUT I COULD EAT AND LET ME TELL YOU I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF MARKET RESEARCH IN MY SHOP.)) [Runs08]
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In her shop along with many others you'll find very much a chocolate theme.
We found things like chocolate band aids, chocolate soap, even chocolate pasta.
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((VICTORIA PANNELL/LEXINGTON RESIDENT: IT'S ACTUALLY PASTA. COOK IT LIKE PASTA, SERVE IT CHILLED WITH WHIP CREAM, FRESH FRUIT, A LITTLE RASPBERRY SAUCE AND A TOUGH GRAND MONET.)) [Runs09]
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Put it altogether and you have a recipe that is a treat for you and is also sweet for the city.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lexington.))
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Events run throughout the weekend. The majority are free, however there are few you have to pay for.


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Sweet news for chocolate lovers just in time for Valentine's Day.
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It turns out some types of chocolate may actually contribute to a healthier heart because it contains certain disease fighting compounds called flavanoids.
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((DONNA BELCHER/REGISTERED DIETICIAN--FLAVANOIDS ACT AS AN ANTIOXIDANT WHICH MEANS THAT THEY SCAVENGE FOR FREE RADICALS WHICH CAN LEAD TO TRIGGERS TO DISEASE FOR CANCER AND HEART DISEASE AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT.))
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A new report indicates drinking hot cocoa can improve blood flow in diabetics and the elderly. And previous studies show it can trigger a chemical reaction in the brain that produces the same effect as falling in love. Dark chocolate has the most health benefits because it contains the highest amount of flavanoids.
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We often see fans rush the court after a big sports win... but one recent victory celebration went terribly wrong.
We'll show you what happened next on News 7.
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Plus work crews rupture a natural gas line... with fiery results.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Craftsman Trucks litter the track at Daytona. We'll check in with Travis Wells and Stacy Compton on the eve of the Busch race. Plus, high school hoops, swimming and an NC State player gets in JJ grill tonight on the Big 7.))
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Euphoria turned to anguish at one Arizona high school after a basketball celebration turned into a trampling- The star player is now paralyzed on one side of his body.
Chris Lawrence has the story of a high school crowd gone out of control.
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(( When Joe Kay ignited this Arizona crowd with a slam dunk last week he had no way of knowing that minutes later he wouldn't be able to lift a hand. FRED KAY/FATHER OF INJURED PLAYER) ONE OF THE PARAMEDICS PICKED UP HIS RIGHT ARM AND LET IT GO, AND IT JUST FLOPPED.

He had just raised his arms in celebration as Tucson High s team beat their rivals. But when hundreds of fans rushed the court to celebrate some tackled Joe Kay and trampled him. NICHOLAS VALDEZ/STUDENT: I WAS A COUPLE FEET AWAY FROM THE INCIDENT, AND I SAW HIM GET UP. HE WAS KIND OF WOBBLY AND HE FAINTED AGAIN. Maybe he fell on his head, or someone by freak accident stomped on him. No one can tell, but doctors say the impact tore the carotid artery in his neck and caused a massive stroke. SUZANNE RABE/MOTHER OF INJURED PLAYER: HE HAD A FRIGHTENED LOOK ON HIS FACE BY THE TIME HE GOT TO THE LOCKER ROOM, BECAUSE HE HAD LOST SPEECH. And even though Kay has been released from intensive care he can not move the right side of his body and can barely speak. Students say Joe Kay was one of the most popular kids in school a straight-A student heading to Stanford on a volleyball scholarship. ALEXIE MORENO/STUDENT: IT'S DIFFICULT BECAUSE A LOT OF THINGS CAME SO EASY FOR HIM. AND THE CONDITION HE'S IN NOW, IT S GOING TO BE A STRUGGLE. But Kay's mother says he loves a good fight. MOTHER: HE HAS STRENGTH AND CHARACTER TO SPARE. AND SO EVEN THOUGH THE ROAD S GOING TO BE VERY HARD, HE CAN MAKE IT.


Colleges have been used to wild celebrations at the end of games. But high school administrators say they re seeing more fans rushing out as well. And Tucson High admits it had no security to stop their fans. But whatever feeling Joe Kay recovers, he ll still have that scholarship waiting at Stanford. The school is keeping it open even if he never plays again. Chris Lawrence, CBS News. )


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Several blocks in Philadelphia are evacuated after a natural gas line erupts.
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Flames shot a hundred feet into the air after a construction crew ruptured a gas main. Residents within a one block radius were evacuated. Two water department vehicles were engulfed and nearby utility poles were damaged, but no injuries have been reported.

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[CA-Marriage]


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Another victory for gay couples in San Francisco.
A judge denied a request from conservatives to stop the marriage spree there.
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Gay couples lined up to get married... the city had issued nearly 500 marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples by the weekend- all with the Mayor's blessing.
All this is going on despite the California state law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Religious groups gathered to protest gay marriage but a they'll have to wait until Tuesday for any legal action. That's when a judge ordered attorneys back to make their case.
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[Gay-marriage]


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Gay and lesbian couples in Virginia are vowing to find a legal way to say "I do".
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Eight same-sex couples walked into a Richmond courthouse and asked for Virginia marriage licenses.
The couples, each clutching pink "bride" or blue "groom" application forms, were politely turned away.
They were told Virginia law prohibits issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Three blocks away, legislators voted to pass a bill affirming the state's ban on gay marriages.
Supporters of same-sex marriage say they are disappointed by the legislature's actions
But they remain confident that someday homosexuals will be allowed to marry.
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((REVEREND ROBIN GORSLINE/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN THE END. RESTRICTIONS AND CONFINEMENT AND HATE DON'T WIN. THEY HAVE THEIR DAY BUT IT WILL BE CHANGED. MARY GAY HUTCHERSON/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: I THINK WE DESERVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. I THINK SOMEDAY WE'LL GET ONE. WE'LL BE BACK EVERY YEAR UNTIL WE DO.))
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Delegate Bob Marshall says recognizing gay marriage would be like saying circles are squares.
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Still ahead one university president's ready to kiss his job goodbye.
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Plus a kiss for the record books... actually 45-hundred of them.
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[Covington]


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Radford University's President is retiring.
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Douglas Covington officially announced his plans at today's Board of Visitors meeting.
Covington has been president for the last decade.
His contract expires next year and Covington says its no secret he planned to retire when it expired.
He says he's proud of many accomplishments, but especially enjoyed helping Radford students.
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((COVINGTON:I BELIEVE THAT THE KIND OF LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT WE PROVIDE FOR STUDENTS HERE AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY IS THE ONE THING THAT I TAKE THE GREATEST PRIDE IN. ))
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Covington's retirement takes effect on June 1st, 2005.
The University will begin its search for a new president in the next few weeks.
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Truck highlights from tonight at Daytona, plus Travis Wells checks in from the track with Stacy Compton. We'll check out some private school hoop highlights. And have an update on the state Group Two A swim meet. But first - in tonight's Extra Point -

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the branches of the U.S. Military are certainly well represented at Daytona this week. From the Wood Brothers Air Force Ford to the Coast Guard, the Army, the Navy, the Marines and Daytona 500 pole sitter Greg Biffle's National Guard Ford - all are on the track this week. Research has shown it is one of the effective forms of advertising for the armed services.
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[S-ACC]


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The big game in the ACC is not until Sunday night when Duke faces N.C. State in Raleigh - but there already is plenty of anticipation on both sides - but for the wrong reason.
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[go to sherrill pinnacle] N.C. State star Scooter Sherrill has apologized tonight for comments he made concerning Roanoke's J.J. Redick. Sherill said, "You see him hit a 3, and he's running down the court hollering. He's got his hand up like he's gay or something,'' Sherrill later said he was just trying to psyche J.J. out. N.C. State's administration calls the remarks uncharacteristic and unfortunate.
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It may not have the drama of the top two teams in the conference.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] but ACC basketball is right here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow afternoon. The Virginia hosts Georgia Tech at 2pm. All the action is right here on WDBJ-7 tomorrow-followed by round three of the Buick Open.
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[S-Cross]


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The high school basketball regular season will try to wrap itself up tomorrow night with a couple of makeup games scattered throughout the area. Tonight in the private school ranks, North Cross hosted Lynchburg Christian.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bulldogs vs. Raiders; :00]

Joseph Lambert will get the Raiders rolling as he steals the inbounds pass, heads up court and dishes to a slicing Jordan Andrews, who converts in transition. Coach Jim Muscaro knew he would get an eyeful of University of Pittsburgh-bound football player Rashaad Jennings. Nice ball movement will get him the rock inside. But LCA didn't play much defense. Andrews hits the wide open 17 footer.
[SUPER=33-L.C.A./51/North Cross/62;]

And then Jonathan Edwards knocks in the circus shot on the drive. North Cross beats LCA 62-to-51.
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Radford University's Dedmon center pool is getting a much needed rest tonight.
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The facility is playing host to the Group Two A state swimming and diving championships this weekend. Today, marked the opening day of competition as 646 swimmers from 58 Double A schools from across the Commonwealth tried to post a fast time, and coexist in a small amount of space.
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The local team with the best chance of winning the a state team title by the time the end of competition tomorrow afternoon is the Hidden Valley boys squad. So far - the Titans are still in the hunt.
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The finals are tomorrow morning. Defending champ Tabb and Jamestown figure to give the Titans their toughest competition.

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The Busch cars qualified this morning for tomorrow's very appropriately named Hershey Kisses 300. Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole while Stacy Compton was 19th. Travis Wells checks in with the Grit native tonight from the Busch series garage.
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The Craftsman Truck Series had the track itself tonight - and that was a good thing.
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The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 was a crashfest most of the way with the biggest mess taking place on lap 50 when Jack Sprague in the 16 truck gets wrecked by rookie Tracy Hines. That would trigger a 15 truck melee in the tri-oval. Earlier - one of the cautions was brought out by this spin from Carl Edwards. He would, however, regain his poise and the lead as he wins the first Truck series race of the season. His teammate Jon Wood was 7th.
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Here's one for the record books- and just in time for Valentine's Day.
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Couples in the Philippines break the world record for the most kissers taking part in a mass smooching session.
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Nearly 45- hundred couples puckered up simultaneously for a ten second long kiss- The Philippinos beat the previous world record set in Santiago last month.
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