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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke City Council decides to halt construction of a controversial amphitheater- for now.
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And the city school system decides to change the way it reports incidents of violence.
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The forecast for Wednesday will be sunny and a warming trend is on the way. Details coming up.

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Danville's former sheriff decides he wants to run for a new office.
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On Health Check, a local researcher looks at a possible link between nicotine and A-D-H-D.
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And Dale Earnhardt Junior celebrates his Daytona 500 win in the Big Apple. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((DELEGATE WARD ARMSTRONG: BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT IT COULD BE A LITTLE OF A BUMPY RIDE FROM NOW TO END OF SESSION.))
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[OUT Q=NOW TO THE END OF THE SESSION.]
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Two competing tax plans and philosophies are set to collide in the General Assembly.
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One chamber is calling for tax increases, the other wants to do away with tax breaks.
Lawmakers have staked out very different positions on fixing the state budget.
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Today the Senate Finance Committee approved a tax reform proposal that raises one billion dollars a year in additional revenue.
The plan incorporates many of the tax changes proposed by Governor Warner.
Senator John Chichester says the tax hikes are needed to keep Virginia in sound fiscal shape for years to come.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: IT'S ABOUT STRATEGIC THINKING AND ITS ABOUT PLANNING AND INVESTMENT. ITS NOT ABOUT COBBLING TOGETHER A REVENUE SOURCE THAT WILL SATISFY THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT.))
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[OUT Q=will satisfy the heat of the moment.]
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But the House of Delegates has so far rejected any effort to raise taxes.
Instead, House leaders say they can fix the budget by taking away millions of dollars in tax breaks to businesses.
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[IN Q=WE HAVEN'T RAISED TAXES BUT WE'RE]

((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL/R-FREDERICKSBURG: WE HAVEN'T RAISED TAXES BUT WE'RE GENERATING NEW MONEY FROM SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING THOSE TAXES. THAT'S TRUE TAX REFORM.))
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[OUT Q=that's true tax reform.]
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The House and Senate have four more weeks to reach a compromise.
Legislators are scheduled to adjourn on March 13.
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Roanoke City Council is putting construction of the new stadium and amphitheater on hold.
A surprise motion at today's council meeting will leave the project in limbo until after the council elections in May.
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Grading for the project is almost complete, and city officials have been negotiating with the low bidder to bring the project under budget.
But this afternoon, Linda Wyatt made the motion to put construction on hold and let the new council deal with the issue.
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((LINDA WYATT: WE'VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD, THREE YEARS THAT I KNOW IN THE TIME THAT I'VE BEEN ON COUNCIL, AND IF IT NEEDS TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD ONE MORE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE INPUT FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE SAY-SO, SO THAT EVERYBODY FEELS LIKE THEY'VE BEEN HEARD, AND THE DECISION THEN IS A COMMUNITY DECISION, THEN THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.))
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Wyatt's motion and council's vote were hailed by Victory Stadium supporters, who had asked council members to make the May elections a referendum on the future of the Roanoke landmark.
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Roanoke city's school board will soon be making some changes in the way it reports school violence.
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The board says it failed to include certain incidents that occured on school property in its quarterly reports to the State Department of Education. They include ones that occured during non-school related events after school hours, where an offender was not identified and where the offense did NOT involve a Roanoke city student.
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((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: THE INFORMATION THAT WERE ARE REPORTING TODAY IS INFORMATION THAT WILL BE EASILY RETRIEVABLE, WE'LL GET IT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND IT'S ALREADY THERE WITH THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF PUTTING IT WHERE, IN THE CATEGORIES THAT IT NEEDS TO GO TO, OR WHERE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN OTHER WORDS.))
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Although the department of education handbook states these incidents be included in the reports, Manns says a state representative told the board they were NOT required. In addition to making the changes, Manns says the city police department will now provide the board with weekly reports of all incidents on school property that involve police, regardless of when it occurred.
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Some school systems in our area are delaying opening tomorrow.
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[Schooltouch]
The Headstart in Fries, Hillsville, Fairview and Galax will open one hour late on Wednesday. Pittsylvania County Schools will open two hours late tomorrow.
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Voters in Wisconsin are going to the polls today- to vote for a democratic presidential nominee.
John Kerry is in the lead and his rivals are all vowing to continue in the race- even if they lose tonight.
Jennifer Miller reports from Madison, Wisconsin.
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((THE RACE FOR WISCONSIN ENDS HERE... AT THE POLLS. ...WHERE TONIGHT, VOTERS WILL CROWN A WINNER. ...DECIDING WHETHER TO SUPPORT JOHN KERRY'S FRONT-RUNNING CAMPAIGN, OR HELP HIS RIVALS STAY IN THE CONTEST. GREG LEAF/WISCONSIN VOTER: Kerry got a quick start coming out of the chute, but there's a lot of delegates to be won, so I think they all oughta stay in. WITH POLLS PUTTING KERRY AHEAD BY 20 POINTS -- HE'S EXPECTED TO SWEEP YET ANOTHER STATE. ...GIVING HOWARD DEAN ANOTHER REASON TO DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. BUT DEAN SAYS ANOTHER LOSS WILL NOT END HIS BID FOR THE NOMINATION. THE FORMER GOVERNOR HAS YET TO WIN A CONTEST, AND RIVAL JOHN EDWARDS HAS WON ONLY IN HIS NATIVE SOUTH CAROLINA. EDWARDS HOPES WISCONSIN'S PRIMARY WILL SHRINK THE RACE TO A TWO-MAN MATCHUP. WISCONSIN'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER HAS ENDORSED HIM. ..AND DESPITE KERRY'S MOMENTUM, EDWARDS STILL ATTRACTS LARGE CROWDS OF SUPPORTERS.
KONRAD PLACHETTA, WISCONSIN VOTER
JENNIFER MILLER/CBS NEWS: AS VOTERS CAST THEIR BALLOTS - CANDIDATES HAD ONE MORE SHOT TO HAMMER HOME THEIR CAMPAIGN MESSAGES. JOHN KERRY: We're here to mark the beginning of the end of the bush presidency! AND ONE LAST CHANCE TO WIN VOTES... NO MATTER WHO WINS WISCONSIN....ALL THE CANDIDATES SAY THE RACE ISN'T OVER. MORE PRIZES WILL BE UP FOR GRABS TWO WEEKS FROM NOW ON SUPER TUESDAY. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, MADISON.))

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President Bush is rallying the troops in Louisiana-
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today speaking at Fort Polk where nearly 10 thousand troops are taking part in the war on terror.
President Bush says his resolve is the same as it was on September 11th, 2001.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: MY RESOLVE IS THE SAME AS IT WAS ON THE DAY THAT I WALKED IN THE RUBLBE OF THE TWIN TOWERS. I WILL NOT RELENT UNTIL THIS THREAT TO AMERICA IS REMOVED.))
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Prior to his remarks, the President met privately with family members of those soldiers that have died in Iraq.
Four thousand soldiers are due to come home to Fort Polk in the coming months.
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Can a pregnant mother's use of nicotine patches and gum cause developmental problems for her child? On today's Healthcheck, we'll see what one researcher has found.
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And even though some say it is too expensive, the F-A-A mandates new equipment that could prevent the repeat of an air tragedy.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering all airlines to install new equipment that would help prevent deadly fuel tank explosions.
But as Teri Okita reports, the mandate comes after studies conclude it would be too expensive.
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(( TRACK: WHEN TWA FLIGHT 800 CRASHED OFF LONG ISLAND IN 1996 KILLING ALL 230 ON-BOARD THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD BLAMED THE EXPLOSION ON A SPARK IN THE WIRING THAT, MOST LIKELY, IGNITED VAPORS FROM A PARTLY-EMPTY FUEL TANK.
TRACK: HOPING TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THIS DISASTER, THE F-A-A WILL NOW REQUIRE AIRLINES TO INSTALL OR RETRO-FIT NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT ADDS NON-FLAMMABLE NITROGEN INTO THE FUEL TANKS TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF EXPLOSIONS.

(Super: Marion Blakey/FAA Administrator)
SOT: Its a major moment in the safety of aviation.


TRACK: THE F-A-A SIMULATED FUEL TANK FIRES ON THESE PLANES. HERES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SPARK IGNITES A FUEL TANK THATS FILLED WITH AIR AND NO ADDED GASSES IT EXPLODES.
TRACK: BUT, IN THIS EXAMPLE, WHEN THE DEVICE ADDS NITROGEN INTO THE TANK, THE FIRE HAS NOWHERE TO GO.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP BRIDGE: The F-A-As mandate will affect 38-hundred Boeing and Airbus Aircraft and it will cost between 600-million and 700-million dollars which goes against the findings of a government-airline industry task force report.
TRACK: THE 2001 REPORT SAYS IT WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE IT ESTIMATES UP TO 20-BILLION DOLLARS. BOEING AND AIRBUS HAVE BOTH SAID THEIR JETS ARE SAFE AND ALREADY COME EQUIPPED WITH PROTECTION SYSTEMS. BUT THE F-A-A SAYS THE NEW DEVICE IS A LIFE-SAVER.

SOT: Blakey: Without this technology, catastrophic accidents will happen.


TRACK: THE ORDER PROBABLY WONT TAKE AFFECT FOR TWO YEARS. ONCE ISSUED, THE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE PHASED IN OVER A SEVEN-YEAR PERIOD. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Clean up continues from a weekend rock slide in Iron Gate.
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V-DOT was on the scene Sunday morning when the slide first happened, and were back on 220 today to remove two of the larger boulders. Estimates placed the two large rocks at nearly 20-tons a piece. The "big guns" were pulled out as one lane was shutdown and hydraulic equipment was brought it.
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((TIMMY FITZGERALD, V-DOT: IT'S NOT REAL COMMON TO SEE THAT SIZE ROCK COME DOWN. IN THIS AREA WE HAVE- WE DO SEE A LOT OF SMALLER ROCKS COME DOWN, WHICH DON'T CAUSE A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR US. WE CAN GET THEM OUT OF THE ROAD PRETTY EASY.))

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Herman Anderson and his daughters were traveling on 220 when the slide happened. While they weren't seriously injured, Anderson was "shaken up" and says he won't be traveling 220 anytime soon.
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((HERMAN ANDERSON, ROCK SLIDE VICTIM: I NEVER WANT TO FEEL LIKE THAT NO MORE, IT FELT LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD WAS COMING.))
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V-DOT believes the freezing and thawing of water in the rocks triggered the slide.
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In health check tonight,
Pregnant women who quit smoking -- may still be doing harm to their fetus even if they are on nicotine replacement.
A Washington and Lee University professor is getting international recognition for his research on the topic.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins with details.
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Jean,
The professor along with several of his students studied how nicotine impacted the brains of chicken embryos.
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The findings showed the drug did cause brain development problems.
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W & L professor John (Will-gus) Wielgus says previous research has shown the dangers when pregnant women smoke.
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((CLINICAL STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT OFFSPRING OF WOMEN WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY HAVE OVER DOUBLE THE INCIDENCE OF ADHD, SIDS, SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME, OTHER COGNITIVE DISABILITIES)) [RUNS14]
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But Wielgus wanted to find out if the nicotine or other toxins in the cigarette were to blame.
So he set-up an animal model--using chicken embryos. They were injected with moderate amounts of nicotine --over the first trimester.
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((THE CONCENTRATIONS THAT WE USED ARE EXACTLY THE SAME CONCENTRATIONS THAT ARE FOUND IN HUMAN BLOOD AFTER A PERSON HAS SMOKED 1 TO 3 CIGARETTES IN ABOUT A HALF HOUR PERIOD)) [RUNS12]
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And he found the nicotine did cause changes in the brain development of the embryo's. They had 10 to 15-percent more neurons in the brain.
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((THE MOST COMMON HYPOTHESIS NOW IS THAT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS ARE THE RESULT OF HAVING TOO MANY NEURONS DEVELOPED AND NOT BEING APPROPRIATELY WIPED DURING SCULPTING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM )) [RUNS13]
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Wielgus says this study has huge implications for humans.
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((THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE IN IT WOULD BE VERY UNLIKELY THAT HUMAN BEING RESPONDS DIFFERENTLY 06 THAN THIS OTHER VERTEBRAE, THE CHICKEN EMBRYO.VERY, VERY UNLIKELY)) [RUNS12]
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Wielgus' (Will-gus') research will be published next month in an international science journal called Brain Research.
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He spent more than four decades serving and protecting the city of Danville on the city's police force.. but Neal Morris hopes his days of public service aren't over yet.
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Morris recently filed his paperwork to run for city council in May.
A lifelong resident of the area, he says he knows the problems and the issues facing the city and is ready to tackle them head on.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: CERTAINLY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMIC DVELOPMENT EFFORTS THAT THE CITY HAS UNDER WAY. I THINK WE'RE POISED ON THE THRESHOLD OF DOING SOME REALLY GREAT THINGS AT THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEARNING AND RESEARCH SET TO OPEN.))
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Four of the city's five incumbent council members are seeking re-election so far.
Morris spent 44 years with the Danville police, 33 years as chief before retiring last May.
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Coming up in today's Marketwatch report, a major merger sends stock prices higher.
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[VO] But first in Sports, the Roanoke Express return home for the first time since January 27th.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Junior spends an early day and a late night in New York...
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That is also where domestic diva Martha Stewart returns to court for the continuation of her trial.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. The clock is certainly ticking on the Roanoke Express.
The team battles Greensboro tonight at seven o'clock. It's the first home game for Roanoke in more than 20 days.
The Express is 2-2 and 2 against their divisional rivals.
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The Generals are in second place in the Southern Division while the Express must start a run now to make the post season but no one is panicking.
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We will have highlights of tonight's game for you on News 7 at 11.

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The Yankees officially introduced their newest millionaire today as Alex Rodriguez took over Gotahm City. The reigning Most Valuable Player in the American League grew up just blocks from Yankee Stadium.
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As you can see Yankee captain Derek Jeter was on hand for the photo opportunity today. He will stay at short and A-Rod will go to third to make up the most expensive lineup in baseball history. To put this year's New York Yankees on the field it will cost $72 thousand 13 dollars an inning.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior's victory tour at Daytona may have wrapped up yesterday, but his whirlwind tour of the Big Apple began early this morning. Junior was on the Today show -
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then we made a pit stop on the Regis and Kelly show this morning that I'm sure many of you saw right here on Your Hometown Station from nine to 10 am. Now if you missed Dale Junior this morning - do not worry. He and Kelly Ripa are guests tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman. Of course you can catch that tonight at 11:35 right on on Your Hometown Station.
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Tonight is a huge night for high school basketball tournament action throughout the region. We'll have highlights of five area high school tournament contests, plus the the Express tonight on the late news. Jean is coming back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at 5. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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In Wall Street today, stocks closed sharply higher after a major merger in the wireless industry and other deals inspired investors to buy in. Alexis Christoforous has the details.
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Prosecutors in the Martha Stewart trial are examining phone records today.
They're trying establish a pattern of frenzied activity just before and after Stewart sold her shares of Imclone stock.
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Outside court today, Stewart was smiling and stirring up some vocal support from fans.
But inside court, she sat quietly biting her nails as prosecutors picked apart her phone records.
Prosecutors showed a binder full of phone records that show a flurry of calls between Stewart, her stockbroker and his assistant.
As prosecutors wrap up their case, it will then be up to the defense to decide whether to put Martha Stewart on the stand.
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