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Coming up on News 7 -
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Possible tolls on 81 and how much you may have to pay.
Explosives are found in a car headed to Canada. That shut down the border crossing.
And these pricey pizza cutters aren't just for the upper crust- why they're actually helping one school district save money.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Improvements to Interstate 81 come with a hefty price tag and you may soon be asked to help pay for it through a toll.
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[81-Tolls]


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Both cars and trucks may one day have to pay tolls on I-81.
That is the recommendation from a state advisory panel.
But who exactly will have to pay and how much? [***Interstate 81 in Monitor***]
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Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. So Justin will everyone be tolled?
Jean, it all depends on where you're going.
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If you're traveling from Roanoke to Troutville then probably not, but if you're heading from Roanoke to Harrisonsburg then you will probably have to pay.
It's all part of a 10 billion dollar proposal that is picking up speed.
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((((NAT SOUND OF TRUCKS DRIVING BY))
Trucks are the norm here on Interstate 81.
As a result, some believe the ones who use it to the most should pay for its improvement.
But truckers say not so fast.
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((WILLIE KNOX/TRUCK DRIVER: I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE ONE-SIDED ORDEAL. IF ALL OF US TRAVEL IT THEN I FEEL ALL OF US SHOULD PAY FOR IT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=should pay for it]


A state transportation panel agrees.
On Friday, it endorsed a plan by Star Solutions that would create separate lanes for cars and trucks.
To pay for the improvements, the panel recommended charging a toll on both trucks and cars.
Star solutions original plan would only charge truckers.
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[IN Q=I guess I kinda]

((SUSAN RUDOLPH/ROANOKE MOTORST: I GUESS I KINDA FEEL LIKE WHAT'S FAIR FOR ONE PERSON IS FAIR FOR EVERYONE ELSE. I DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD TOLL ANYONE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=should toll anyone]


How much that toll would be is unclear.
Star Solutions originally wanted to charge truckers 21 cents per mile.
It now says that would be cut in half if both trucks and cars have to pay.
As for motorists, Star Solutions says the toll would be comparable to those in other parts of the country.
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[IN Q=For the people who]

((LORETTA LAMBERT/SALEM MOTORIST: FOR THE PEOPLE WHO TRAVEL IT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE UNFAIR TO THEM. BUT IF IT IS GOING TO IMPROVE THE HIGHWAY THEN I THINK IT WILL BE OK.)) [Runs06]
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Especially when you consider Star Solutions says it has no plans to toll local traffic, only long distance.
The current plan calls for six toll barriers along 81, 3 of which are north of Roanoke.
So cars may be able to avoid the toll but truckers would probably have to pay up.
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((WILLIE KNOX/TRUCK DRIVER: IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR ME TO TRAVEL 81 SO I DON'T THINK I COULD GO AROUND IT TO KEEP FROM PAYING A TOLL, I REALLY DON'T THINK I WOULD.)) [Runs06]
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V-Dot's comissioner will now decide whether Star Solutions proposal moves forward.
He can either choose the panel's recommendation or make his own decision.
Either way, it's expected within the next month or so.
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Jean, the next step is for an environmental study and that could take several years.

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Motorists heading home this evening along the interstate saw plenty of smoke thanks to a garage fire in Roanoke County.
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Witnesses say they heard several explosions coming from this garage on Bellehaven Road in the Hollins area just after 5:30.
Firefighters then arrived to find heavy smoke and flames.
The fire was contained to the garage but it ended up damaging two parked vehicles.
The fire marshal is still trying to determine the cause.
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[Franklin-Snow]


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The possibility of more snow is making an already difficult situation even more complicated for local schools
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Today was supposed to be a make-up snow day for Franklin County schools, which have now missed 13-days because of snow. Along with Presidents' Day, the school board decided to also use Memorial Day and a teacher's work day to make up for it, and possibly some of Spring Break. Not exactly the kind of thing kids like Hannah Murphy want to hear.
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((REPORTER: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT ? HANNAH MURPHY/ROCKY MOUNT ELEMENTARY STUDENT: BAD.))
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Franklin County schools already had five snow-days built into their calendar, which means they really only have to make up eight days. Officials say that's still a difficult task, and they hope to begin figuring out a new plan tomorrow morning.
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[Rock-Slide]


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Crews will try to finish cleaning up a rock slide tomorrow in Iron Gate.
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Traffic was at a standstill yesterday morning when about 50-tons of rock crashed down on 220 - including these two 20-ton boulders. No one was seriously injured, but it's the third reported slide in the past week. Iron Gate's Mayor Alan Williams says they've been lucky no has been injured as nearly 10-thousand vehicles travel that section of roadway a day.
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[Disney-Comcast]


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A bid to take over Mickey Mouse won't happen afterall.
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Disney's board of directors has rejected a bid by cable television giant Comcast corporation.
Comcast last week made a surprise bid to acquire Disney- which owns ABC, ESPN and Hollywood's top studio.
Disney's said Comcast's offer amounted to less than market value for each share of Disney stock.
The deal would've made the world's largest media company.
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[Explosives-Canada]


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One of the busiest Canadian border crossings was closed today after a grenade was found in the glove compartment of a car leaving the United States.
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[SUPER=03-Blaine, WA;]

The driver, a 28 year old woman from Texas, was taken into custody but released.
Interviewers determined she did not know that the grenade was in her car. The woman's husband works for the U.S. Military and is believed to be stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that charges are unlikely. The Peace Arch border crossing was evacuated and remained closed for over an hour.
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So far, it has been a good year for gay rights supporters in the General Assembly.
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Today the House passed a bill allowing employers to offer health insurance benefits to homosexual partners.
Identical legislation did not even make it out of committee last year.
The House also voted against excluding same-sex couples from applying for state mortgage loans.
The Virginia Housing Development Authority used to require borrowers to be married or related but that restriction was repealed last year.
Gay rights supporters say today's votes are not just a victory for them because they will benefit all Virginians.


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((DYANA MASON/EQUALITY VIRGINIA: THEY DO AFFECT OUR COMMUNITY IT IS A VICTORY, IT IS A STEP BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK TO DO THESE THINGS AFFECT ALL OF US NOT JUST THE GAY COMMUNITY.))
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Gay rights supporters say their other priorities include legalizing gay marriage and repealing the state's anti-sodomy law.
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Meanwhile hundreds more gay couples tied the knot in San Francisco today-
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City hall opened early on this President's Day because so many people lined up for licenses.
City workers are performing the ceremonies... ten at a time.
The marriages come one day before court hearings challenging the same sex marriages.
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Sagging poll numbers have the Bush administration ready to take off the kid-gloves... before the campaign season's really even started.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus icy roads make for an unannounced late-night visitor to one home.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the snow wipes out a ton of game, but not the River Ridge tourney girls opener. FSU makes its mark on the women's side - the men will try to do the same against UVa tomorrow. Steve Mason checks in with Express coach Tony McAulay.
And Junior does it again at Daytona - tonight on the Big 7.))
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President Bush is talking up jobs and tax cuts in Tampa.. while his biggest Democrat Rival is in Wisconsin trying to gain votes in tomorrow's primary there.
John Roberts has more on the campaign.
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((President Bush is wheeling his campaign out on the track. Courting NASCAR voters in Daytona yesterday - today - talki
ng up jobs and tax cuts in Tampa.. SOT: Bush "Now is not the time to raise the taxes on the American people..." (Appl

ause.) NARR: Until now the President has tried to appear above the fray - merely 'shadowing' Democrats through the early primary states. (GFX) But weeks of bad news have led to substantial drops in his poll numbers - down on the key issues of Terrorism, his handling of the Iraq war, and foreign policy. His numbers on the economy - while still above historic lows - are weighed down by slow job growth and skyrocketing deficits. (END GFX) All of this has forced President Bush to move up his election year timetable - dip into his vaunted campaign treasure chest - and go on the offensive.. SOT: Thurber 141000: This is very costly for them to do this in terms of the presidential capital as well as money from the campaign. They had not decided to do this; they've been forced out of the white house to go to the campaign trail early. (11) NARR: The Bush campaign is already playing this as a two man race - preparing to come out hard against John Kerry - in this internet ad - making integrity its first line of attack.. (Nats-Internet ad) "Kerry - brought to you by the special interests...millions from executives at HMO's, Telecoms, Drug companies - ka-ching.....Unprincipled?" (:09) NARR: What the ad DOESN'T mention is that President Bush has taken FIVE times as much money from those same industries as Kerry.. But if you go to Kerry's website - they're more than happy to point that out. (NATS-Kerry Ad) "Who's the politician who's taken more special interest money than anyone in history? The same one who's attacking John Kerry's record, because he can't defend his own..." Live Out: The Bush campaign plans to hit Kerry soon on what officials call his 'fuzziness' on issues - beginning with the Iraq war. Which would seem to ignore what critics say is a certain amount of fuzziness on the part of George Bush in explaining why he went to war..))

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Meanwhile .. a sign of upheaval in Howard Dean's camp.
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On the eve of the Wisconsin primary, Dean's Campaign manager, Steve Grossman has left.
It is the second high level change in less than three weeks.
Campaign manager Joe Trippi was ousted after losses in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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[Crane-Collapse]


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Road construction turns deadly today in Ohio-
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when a crane collapsed onto the approach to an Ohio interstate bridge.
Three people are dead and five others are hurt, one critically.
Authorities say the steel crane fell into the space between the north and southbound lanes- the impact crushed a tractor trailer.
The bridge construction is part of the largest transportation project in Ohio history.
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[Car-House]


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We all know cars slide on icy roads.. but one car ended up sliding right into a house in Pennsylvania.
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Police say the car was traveling down a steep hill when it hit a guardrail and landed inside the home.
Firefighters had to work to get the driver out of the home. He was taken to the hospital but only suffered minor injures.
No one inside the home was hurt.
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Who might face another round of winter weather?
Robin Reed has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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And later what better way to celebrate the President who chopped down a cherry tree than with a cherry pie eating contest?
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[Ethics-Bowl]


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Is there an effective code of ethics for fighting the war on terrorism?
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Students from 15 private Virginia colleges gathered at Roanoke College this weekend to debate the ethical dilemmas associated with war. The fifth annual Ethics Bowl pit teams of three to five students against each other to focus on the moral questions raised by terrorism, journalism, and national security, to name a few. The event's MC, History Channel journalist Roger Mudd says "the number of young Americans who have never been asked to distinguish between right and wrong is astonishing."
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((ROGER MUDD/MASTER OF CEREMONIES, ETHICS BOWL: THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM AND THEY GO INTO SOCIETY TAKING COURSES BUT NEVER A COURSE IN ETHICS OR A COURSE TEACHING THEM ABOUT AN ETHICAL LIFE.))
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The Ethics Bowl wrapped up today with the team from Washington and Lee winning.
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High school tournament hoops, a gut check for the Express, and another win for Junior at Daytona. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Notre Dame's Tyrone Willingham is feeling even more heat tonight.. Word is out that a letter signed by more than 400 prominent Notre Dame alums has been forwarded to the school saying in effect - if significant improvements aren't seen this coming season - get a new coach. The letter was sent to the Board of Trustees. The Fighting Irish started 8-0 in 2002, Willingham's first season as coach. Since then, they have gone 7-10.
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[S-Salem]


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The majority of tonight's schedule district basketball tournament openers were postponed. However, there was one game in the valley - the girls' River Ridge as Salem hosted Cave Spring.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Knights vs. Spartans; :00]

Veteran Cave Spring head coach Linda Long had her Knights ready to play tonight. But the Spartans were even more ready. Katie Schwizer hits the long jump shot. She had 18 points and the hoop pushes Salem's lead to 11. Cave Spring's Lora Light had 16 and she will slice into the deficit as she hits from just inside the arc for the Knights. But this night belonged to Salem and Jessica Bass. She gets the steal and tosses in the hoop. She finished with 20 as Salem beats
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/46/Salem/50;]

Cave Spring 50 to 46 and moves on to play Blacksburg Wednesday night.
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[S-Wake]


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Charlene Curtis and her Wake Forest Demon Deacon women's team continues to struggle this season.
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Tonight, Wake was in Tallahassee trying to snap a four game losing streak, but the Seminoles and head coach Sue Semrau had other ideas. Alicia Gladden led a very balanced FSU attack as the Noles never trailed and they beat Wake 67-to-54.
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Florida State is now within a game of Maryland and State for third in the conference. Wake is now 3-and-10 in the ACC.
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[S-UVA]


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Tomorrow night the Florida State men will be on the that court playing host to UVa. Virginia is coming off its dramatic upset of Georgia Tech - but FSU is the most improved team in the league this season. The Noles have won five consecutive ACC home games and they
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have won two straight at home against Virginia. At 17 and 8, and currently tied for 4th in the ACC - most would say the Noles have arrived. But not their coach -
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is back home after completing it brutal 10 games road trip. The Express went 2 and 8 on the 19 day excursion. Six of the team's eight remaining games this month are at home. And Steve Mason says they better win them all.
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[S-Busch]


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Speedweeks 2004 finally came to a close this afternoon at Daytona.
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Saturday's rain-interrupted Busch Series race was postponed until today when it was able to finish itself up under sunny skies at the beach.
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[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won one of the Twins last Thursday, he won the Daytona 500 yesterday and today on just three hours of sleep he won the Hershey Kisses 300 Busch Series event. Junior held off Johnny Sauter, Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick to pick up his third win of Speedweeks.
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[VO NAT CON'T] That 10 car mess happened just 10 laps into the restart of the race. Later this week - they head to the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham.
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[Pizza-Cutters]


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At 14-hundred dollars a piece, one school disctrict took a serious bite out of their budget to buy pizza cutters.


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[SUPER=03-Beaverton, OR]

Pizza is so popular with children that some cafeteria workers had a hard time keeping up.
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[IN Q=you cant cook 40 pizza;]

((KEITH FIELDER/CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES; YOU CAN'T COOK 40 PIZZAS LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR BEFORE SERVING TIME AND THEN GET THEM CUT UNLESS YOU BRING YOUR WHOLE STAFF IN AND THEN OTHER THINGS WOULDN'T GET DONE.))
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These pizza cutters are faster and more accurate than the handheld variety. And in addition to pizza, they also cut costs. The Beaverton, Oregon school district was able to switch to a frozen, uncut brand of pizza that saved enough money to pay for the pricey utensils in three months.
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[Cherry-Pie]


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If you like Cherry pie... this may be a contest for you.
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[SUPER=03-Westhampton, NJ]


The first annual cherry pie eating contest- on this President's day.
Bill Howe devoured three cherry pies in just ten minutes to win.
He may need a lot of pepto bismol after this win, but not to worry.
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