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Snow sort of snuck up on us this time- -a lot of it- -in some places- -it turned out. More on the way?
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

But first, Mother Nature opened her snowy act by rockin' and rollin' in Alleghany County.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Express is finally back home - but are they too late. Steve Mason checks in from the Roundhouse. Junior wins again at Daytona.
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Plus, it's now official - the big league commissioner give the A-Rod trade to the Yankees a big thumbs up.
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After a record cold start in Danville on top of 8 inches of snow, bright sunshine brought a melt. But more snow may arrive tomorrow night.
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News 7 is next.
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The numbers are adding up for missed school days across the region.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And with more snow on the way for some, that could cause even more problems for school officials.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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Another batch of snow is expected to hit some parts of the area tomorrow, but for many, they're still trying to recover from yesterday's storm.
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One of the hardest hit areas was Franklin County, which saw up to eight inches of snow. [***WDBJ WEBPAGE IN MONITOR***]
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Myranda Stephens is in the newsroom with more on the storm's effects. Keith and Shannon, most of the snow has melted across the area, thanks to some help from the sun,
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but the storm left behind a different kind of mess in Franklin County, that may be a little harder to clean up.
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[SUPER=01-Hannah Murphy/Rocky Mount Elementary Student; 1:02 QUICK!!!]
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[RUNS03] ((GLAD TO SEE THE SUN OUT TAKING A WHOLE LOT OF IT AWAY 46)) The sun made shoveling a little less strenuous for Bobby Feather.
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[RUNS10] ((BOBBY FEATHER/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: OH YEAH, YOU CAN SEE IT HAS, MELTING A WHOLE LOT OF IT THERE. I WOULD GET SNOW, WE GOT A BIG SNOW BLOWER, BUT NO MORE THAN IT IS, ABOUT AS EASY TO JUST SHOVEL AND GET A PATH CLEARED OUT 26)) The storm dropped as many as inches of snow throughout the county Sunday, contributing to a number of accidents that tied up 220 for several hours.
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[RUNS05] ((PAM HALE/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: I DID NOT SEE IT BUT I'VE HEARD ABOUT IT, GLAD I WASN'T THERE)) But while Mother Nature tried to make amends by melting the snow, she still has some more making up to do. [NATS OF SCHOOL-SHOVELING @ 1413] [RUNS04] 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 18))))
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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.
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Officials say that's still a difficult task, and they hope to begin figuring out a new plan tomorrow morning.

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A weekend rock slide has some Alleghany County residents worried.
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Yesterday, two 20-ton boulders shifted and rolled down a hill onto 220. The area in Iron Gate was shut down for more than a hour while crews worked to clear the roadway. One town official says they're lucky no one has been injured in previous rockslides, but that it was only a matter of time.
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((ALAN WILLIAMS, IRON GATE MAYOR: 220 BEEN PUT ON THE BACKBURNER- I THINK THE STATE HAS REALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS CORRIDOR OF TRAFFIC. WE'VE GOT ABOUT 10-THOUSAND A DAY THAT COMES THROUGH ABOUT 45-PERCENT HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC.))
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It's estimated the slide involved nearly 50-tons of rock. Sandy Myers from V-DOT says crews will most likely be out there tomorrow to break up the remaining boulders.
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Tomorrow is crossover for the General Assembly...the final day for each chamber to act on its own bills.
Not surprisingly, legislators saved some of the more controversial bills for the very end.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with more.
The House of Delegates had a packed agenda today trying to get everything finished up.
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Turns out many of the remaining bills addressed abortion.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: we have no business passing this garbage out and making these co-eds for these frat house playboys in virginia.)) [RUNS:09]
Delegate Bob Marshall wants Virginia's colleges and universities to stop giving out the so-called morning after pill to students.
The House agreed with him and approved the measure.
They also placed further restrictions on emergency contraception by preventing minors from obtaining it unless they get permission from their parents.
Delegate Kathy Byron says it is a question of safety.
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((KATHY BYRON/R-CAMPBELL CO. : WE SEEM VERY EAGER TO IGNORE THE FACTS WE'RE GIVING OUR YOUNG FEMALES WHOSE HORMONES HAVEN'T FULLY REGULATED A PILL THAT HAS FIFTEEN TIMES THE DAILY DOSE OF A BIRTH CONTROL PILL IN ONE PILL.)) [RUNS:16]
But abortion rights supporters say it may prevent some minors from seeking help.
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((DELEGATE AL EISENBERG/D-ARLINGTON: MY CONCERN IS THERE WILL BE CHILDREN WOULD HAVE A CHILD THEY DID NOT WANT.)) [RUNS:10]
Does a fetus feel pain during an abortion?
Delegate Dick Black says it does and convinced the House of approve his bill to require that fetuses aborted after the first trimester by anesthetized.
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((DELEGATE DICK BLACK/R-STERLING: THE COURTS HAVE DECREED THAT IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO KILL CHILDREN BY ABORTION TO DO REQUIRE THIS BE DONE AS MERCIFULLY AS POSSIBLE. )) [RUNS:13]
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All passed the House, still must make it to Senate.
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More attacks against Americans and new suspicions that Iraqis may be behind them.
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We'll talk to VMI Professor and Middle East Expert Dale Davis when News 7 returns.
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While area college students debate the ethics of going to war.
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Attacks on U-S troops and civilians continue in Iraq.
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But recent arrests raise new questions about who's carrying them out.
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Two U-S soldiers were killed today in separate roadside bombings. The military also says gunmen opened fire on a taxi carrying American civilians.
Recent arrests for attacks point to Iraqis, not foreign fighters as earlier suspected.
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Five Iraqis are under arrest -- on suspicion they were involved in the assassination of a member of Iraq's Governing Council.
Military officials are also questioning several Iraqis, including the former mayor of Fallujah, in connection with last week's bold daylight assaults in that city.
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[3-Shot] So who IS behind these attacks. Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis has been skeptical all along that it's outsiders, foreigners. He's with us again tonight for V-M-I.

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What are the ethical considerations in military conflicts like the one in Iraq?
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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 determine whether there's any effective code of ethics in the war against terrorism. The event's host says too few students think about moral principles.
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((ROGER MUDD/ETHICS BOWL MASTER OF CEREMONIES: JUST THE NUMBER OF YOUNG AMERICANS GOING THROUGH COLLEGE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN ASKED TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG IS ASTONISHING.))
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The Ethics Bowl wrapped up today with the team from Washington and Lee winning.
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The Stock Markets were closed today in observance of President's Day.
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News 7 at Six will be right back.
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A free clinic in Christiansburg is about to re-open its doors.
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The Free Clinic of the New River Valley is moving into a bigger building.
Montgomery County donated the old social services building and the clinic had to raise more than 650-thousand dollars for renovations.
The new clinic is three times bigger than the old building and has 3 more medical and 2 more dental examination rooms.
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((RICHARD PANTALEO: WE'RE GOING TO BE SERVING A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SERVE NOW. LAST YEAR WE SERVICED. 3235 PATIENTS AND WE EXPECT A 30 PERCENT INCREASE ON THAT.))
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The clinic re-opens next Monday at the new 215 Roanoke Street address.
It serves uninsured and low income families.
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'Never give up on dreams.' Today, that was the message from one Tuskegee Airman who spoke at the Hotel Roanoke in honor of Black History Month.
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Retired Lt. Colonel Francis Horne, Senior spent his life wishing to be an army pilot. He worked as a mechanic with the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black men hoping to become military aviators. Two years ago, at 79 years old, Horne finally got his wish.
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((LT. COL. FRANCIS HORNE, SR./USA (RET.): AND HERE, A FOUR-STAR GENERAL NAMED JUMPER SIGNED THE ORDER FOR ME TO FLY IN HIS BEST PLANE. THE CHIEF OF THE ENTIRE AIR FORCE!))
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Fellow retired Tuskegee Airman Grant Williams Senior also spoke about the trials and successes the men went through.
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((CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT GRANT WILLIAMS,SR./USAF (RET.): THIS GROUP OF MEN DID SOME THINGS THAT HAD NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE OR SINCE, THAT NOW THEY'RE GETTING CREDIT FOR IT.))
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Horne and Williams often give living history lessons to keep the Tuskegee Airmen history alive.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks in with the Express - who are skating on thin ice when it comes to the ECHL postseason,
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and Junior completes Speedweeks like his daddy used to do - winning not, not two, but three events.
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The Express returns to the Round House tomorrow after a three week road trip to face Greensboro. Steve Mason has more on a team and a building in need of healing
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The rain-interrupted and delayed Busch Series race at Daytona was able to finish itself up this afternoon under sunny skies at Daytona.
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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 2004.
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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 Rock.
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The new college basketball polls for both the men and women feature some glaring changes for area fans. On the men's side, Duke no longer is number one. Last night's loss drops the Blue Devils to third behind unbeatens St. Joes and the new number one Stanford. In the women's poll, the Virginia Tech women fall out of the Top 25 tonight after losing to Miami at home.

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The Yankees have done it again - and the Red Sox feel their pain.
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This afternoon commissioner Bud Selig formally approved the trade that sends Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees in exchange for Alphonso Soriano and a player to be named later. The Yankees now have one of the most formidable lineups of all-time, but they do not have top notch second or third basemen. They do now have two all-star shortstops, but remember their top two starting pitchers are now in Houston. (------------)