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A major toy chain announces it's closing nearly a dozen stores across Virginia.
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And, Roanoke City School Board members are buckling down, as they try to figure out how to build a new Patrick Henry High School without breaking the bank.
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No bad luck in today's forecast on this Friday the 13th, just lots of sunshine. A half and half Valentine's Day weekend is on the way. All the details and the 7 day planner is coming up.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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As the cost of a new high school climbs, the Roanoke City School Board asks for more information.
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Earlier this week, school officials learned the plan to replace Patrick Henry High School will cost nine million dollars more than expected.
Today, school board members decided to seek more information from the architect, and more input from the public.

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The pricetag for replacing Patrick Henry has climbed to 47- million dollars.
The school Board is asking the architect for more specifics on the cost estimate, and members are scheduling two public hearings before deciding how to move forward.
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((WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW AND ALL THE SPECIFICS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION ABOUT THIS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT.))
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Public hearings will be held in March at both Roanoke high schools.
The board will make a decision on the construction project in April.

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A traffic stop in Pittsylvania County last weekend turned up more than two and a half million dollars worth of marijuana.
The sheriff's office says deputies stopped a tractor trailer on Route 29 Sunday night for a traffic offense.
When a narcotics dog searched the trailer, authorities found more than 25-hundred pounds of pot.
Two Texas men.. 34-year-old Alex Aponte (uh-PON-tay) and 45-year-old Daniel Canty.. are facing federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
They're being held in Roanoke without bond.

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A Campbell County man is in custody, charged with shooting another man outside a Lynchburg restaurant last night.

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Police were called to the Ale House Restaurant on Wards Road just before midnight.
That's where a dispute between two men outside the restaurant ended, when one of them pulled a gun and shot the other in the leg.
29-year-old Vincent E. Clark of Madison Heights was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment.
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((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: IT'S FREQUENTED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED OUTSIDE WHICH IS GOOD, SO THERE WASN'T A CHANCE OF A CROWD OR ANYBODY GETTING HURT AT THAT POINT WHICH IS REAL GOOD FOR US.))
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Minutes after the shooting, police stopped the suspect in the parking lot of the River Ridge Mall.
22-year-old Reginald Lorenzo Anthony of Evington is facing malicious wounding and firearms charges.
Police recovered a gun from Anthony's car.
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An accident in Grayson County killed an Elkin, North Carolina man yesterday. 41-year-old Donald Lynn Newman was traveling north on Route 89 when his 1990 Ford F-150 crossed over into the southbound lane, striking a tractor trailer head- on. Virginia State Police say there was NO indication that the accident occurred because of slick roads.

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A familiar toy store is closing its doors in Virginia. K-B Toys has announced its plans to close 11 stores statewide, including locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Christiansburg. Officials say the stores are "under- performing" and don't fit the company's "strategic plan". The toy store filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, citing an increase in competition from discount stores. As a result of the closings, 35- hundred jobs will be lost nationwide.
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Officials say closing dates will be determined by how quickly merchandise sells. It's unclear how the company's fulfillment center in Blairs will be affected.
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A big endorsement today for Presidential candidate John Kerry.
But at the same time, attacks on the Democratic front-runner have already started.
Teri Okita reports.
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(( TRACK: AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING AGAINST HIM, FORMER DEMOCRATIC RIVAL WESLEY CLARK IS NOW SUPPORTING FRONT-RUNNER, JOHN KERRY.

(Super: Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark/Former Presidential Candidate)
SOT:TRACK: BUT WITH THE POSITIVES COME THE NEGATIVES. ON THIS MORNINGS

DON IMUS RADIO SHOW, KERRY WAS ASKED ABOUT ANY POSSIBLE SKELETONS IN HIS CLOSET.

SOT: Over graphic/WFAN Radio/Imus in the Morning Imus: Is there

anything thats going to come up? Now for example, theres this Drudge Report about an intern. Now, Im sure youve heard about it. Its not been reported anywhere, but people are talking. Kerry: Well, theres nothing to report, so theres nothing to talk about. Im not worried about it. No, the answer is no.
TRACK: AND AN ATTACK AD FROM THE BUSH-CHENEY CAMP QUESTIONS KERRYS STAND ON SPECIAL INTERESTS.

SOT: Kerry: I have a message for the influence peddlers and special

interests: Were coming. Youre going. VO: SOUNDS GOOD. SPECIAL INTERESTS. MORE SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY THAN ANY OTHER SENATOR? HOW MUCH? WHEW! (:21)

(Super: Craig Crawford/CBS Political Analyst)
SOT: The technique is brilliant, using the internet in this way. (edit)

Its going to be the longest, meanest, most expensive campaign weve ever seen.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting) NOT VERBATIM.

STANDUP: President Bush taking Kerry seriously...as he confronts own issues. A new poll shows his approval ratings down Teri Okita, CBS News, The White House. ))
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An American soldier is accused of trying to give imformation to the Al Qada terrorist network. WE'll have that after the break
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And, despite some efforts to have them stopped, more same sex couples are expected to participate in weddings today in San Francisco.
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An Army national guardsmen is under arrest for trying to help al-Qaida.
Specialist Ryan Anderson allegedly tried to offer military information to the terrorist group over the Internet.


Vince Gonzales has the story.
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When the 81st Armor Brigade of Washington's National Guard deploys to Iraq, one tank crew member will be staying behind.

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Specialist Ryan Anderson-- seen here in a high school yearbook photo-- was arrested yesterday after a joint investigation by the Army, the FBI and the Department of Justice.

(SOT/Lt. Col. Stephen Barger/U.S. Army Spokesman) SPECIALIST ANDERSON

WILL BE HELD AT THE FT. LEWIS REGIONAL CORRECTIONS FACILITY PENDING CRIMINAL CHARGES OF AIDING THE ENEMY BY WRONGFULLY ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE AND GIVE INTELLIGENCE TO THE AL-QAIDA TERRORIST NETWORK, IN VIOLATION OF THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE ARTICLES 80 AND 104.
According to the Everett Herald, Anderson converted to Islam 5 years ago and, in 2002, graduated from Washington State University where he studied military history and the Middle East.

(SOT: Aziz Junaja/ Muslim Community Leader) HE CAME TO OUR COMMUNITY

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AND SAID HE WAS A CONVERT TO ISLAM/ AND WAS BACK HOME AND WANTED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH MUSLIMS AND TEACH THEM TO SHOOT GUNS-- CALLED HIMSELF A.K.A. GUNFIGHTER.
For now, some of Anderson's fellow guardsmen are standing by him.

(SOT/guardsman) IT'S INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. HE'S GOT OUR SUPPORT

AND HOPEFULLY THEY'RE FALSE CHARGES.
While Anderson awaits his fate, the 81st will spend a month or so training in California. Then his fellow soldiers will be patroling in Iraq. Vince Gonzales, CBS News, Los Angeles. ))


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The county clerk in San Francisco, California is expecting another onslaught of gay and lesbian couples trying to get married today.
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That, after the mayor gave them a green light yesterday, and the city began performing marriages.
In the meantime, opponents will be in court trying to stop and in-validate those weddings.
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Meanwhile, after two days of debate, lawmakers in Massachusetts failed to arrive at a consensus on an amendment to the state constitution to BAN same-sex weddings.
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((REP. PHILIP TRAVIS/D- REHOBOTH: THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE HAVE AGREED THAT THEIR VERSION OF WHAT'S GONNA GO DOWN IS WHAT THEY WANT VOTED ON. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO VOTE ON THAT, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE ON ANYTHING.))


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The legislators will re-visit the issue when they re-convene next month.
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No dancing on cars or any other antics are expected when the Michael Jackson case heads back to court today.
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Unlike last month's arraignment, the singer won't attend today's proceedings.
Jackson's attorneys will ask the court to set a date for his preliminary hearing on child molestation charges.
The 45- year- old Jackson says he's innocent.
His lawyers may also ask the judge to lift the gag order, so they can address stories and rumours about the singer.

Jackson's music manager is denying a New York Times report that the singer is in financial trouble.
The manager says Jackson's assets far exceed his debts.
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Lynchburg native and country music recording artist Phil Vasser will perform at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight. But he's not the only area musician who will be on stage.
Botetourt County native Matt Ramsey will be one of the performers opening up for Vasser.
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Brent Watts is standing by with Matt.
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ADLIB INTERVIEW THEN, PLAY A LITTLE
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Brent Adlibs ending then tosses to Kimberly
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Up next, he's been called a little stiff.
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She's considered a real doll, but one of the longest celebrity couples is going their separate ways.
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In the category of "say it isn't so," one of the most famous couples in history is breaking up.
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It's a love story that began back in 19-61, when toy maker Mattel decided that the Barbie doll needed a beau.
Now 43 years later, Mattel has announced that the perfect plastic couple, Ken and Barbie, are calling it quits.
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((KEN SUNSHINE/BARBIE'S PUBLICIST: I NEVER EVER COMMENT ON MY CLIENT'S PERSONAL LIVES. EVER. I'LL VIOLATE THAT SLIGHTLY TODAY. CAUSE I WILL CONFIRM THAT KEN AND BARBIE ARE GONNA GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. ))
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As you'd expect, Barbie's fans are disappointed, especially with Valentine's Day being so near.
As to why the break-up happened--- there are many interesting theories.


But it could be just BUSINESS-- Mattell is promoting a new Barbie called "Cali Girl," who's DEFINITELY single.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 58 points. The NASDAQ has lost 16.
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Up next in sports, tires burn some NASCAR drivers as they qualify for the Daytona 500.
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And the Group Two- A state swimming and diving championships begin today, as Hidden Valley goes for another title.
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A Glenvar high school star student picked her college yesterday.
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Holly Sacra (SAKE-ruh) added her name to that long list. The Glenvar senior, who has a 3 point 8 GPA, and is the school's all-time leading scorer, signed scholarship papers to play division- one soccer next season at Campbell University.
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The Group Two A state swimming and diving championships begin today at the Dedmon Center pool at Radford University. For the second straight year, the Hidden Valley boys are one of the favorites to win the state title.
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St. Pierre coaches many of the area's top swimmers, who will be in action this weekend on the Marlins' elite team.
One of those is Cave Spring's Julie Sablik - who has a great shot at winning two individual titles.
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The annual Gatorade 125- mile qualifying races that determine the starting grid for the Daytona 500 were un-eventful.


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Tire wear was a big concern - 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 Kasey Kahne tangled in the pits.
Gordon needed a provisional to make the starting grid for the 500.
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No such worries though for Elliott Sadler - he went out and won the second 125 in the M&M's Ford.
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And finally today--
It's not exactly Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale.
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Instead, it's ICE Break 2004 in Canada.
24 hearty surfers were "hanging ten" in Nova Scotia for a chance to share a 10- thousand dollar prize in the third annual winter surfing contest.
The winter warriors surfed waves amid bitter cold winds and fresh snow.
It was well worth the trip for Dean Randazzo, a surfer from New Jersey, who took home the winning trophy.
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