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Three teenagers are dead, three others seriously hurt after a head-on crash in Bedford County.
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It happened about 7:45 last night on Route 619.
State police say the teenage driver of a car ran off the road, overcorrected and hit a jeep Cherokee head-on.
The driver of the car, 17-year old Virginia Dawn Creasy of Goodview, died at the scene.
Two other passengers in her car, 16 year old Barbara Janae Mills of Goodview and and 16 year old Michael A. Williams of Roanoke... also died.
Two other passengers were seriously hurt-- 21 year old Timothy Wayne Benge of Goodview and 15 year old Falon L. Worley of Moneta.
The driver of the Jeep, 21 year old Virginia L. Hoover of Goodview was also injured.
Several of the teenagers were students at Staunton River High School.
State troopers say the school is planning to have counselors available today.
Earlier in the day, another Bedford County accident killed a Big Island man.
Troopers say 68 year old Silas Edward Markham was driving on Route 122 about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Near Big Island, he drove off the side of the road, overcorrected and his truck overturned.
Markham died at the scene.
Three people were killed in a car accident in Giles County shortly after 6 pm yesterday.
It happened near the West Virginia line.
54 year old Kelly Lee Martin of Christiansburg and two other victims were traveling in a motorhome on Route 219 when it crossed the double line and struck a Nissan Maxima head on.
The driver of the car 26 year old Melissa Raye Mann and 6 year old Lexi Thompson Mann of Peterstown, West Virginia both died at the scene.
Martin and two other victims were transported to the hospital were Martin later died.
There is no word on the other two victims.
Police are not sure at this time who was driving the motorhome and are still investigating.
A grenade attack has killed a U-S soldier and seriously injured another in Baghdad.
The soldiers were part of the First Armored Division.
And a series of explosions this morning has killed dozens of people in two Iraqi cities.
Arab television is reporting that 25 people have died in Karbala after several blasts went off near two shrines during a religious celebration.
Witnesses say around 20 other people may have been killed in
Baghdad, after three explosions went off there around the same
The attacks happened as hundreds of thousands of Shiite
Muslims were celebrating the final day of a major religious festival.
It's decision day for Democrats in the 10 states where primaries and caucuses make THIS Super Tuesday.
Surveys of likely voters set up the frontrunner for a strong finish, but the underdog has campaigned hard to keep himself in the fight.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:30]
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VOTERS IN TEN STATES HEAD TO THE POLLS TODAY.. TO HAND OUT THE BIGGEST
PRIZE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SEASON- MORE THAN HALF THE DELEGATES
NEEDED TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION.
JOHN EDWARDS SPENT SUPER TUESDAY EVE WITH HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH,, AND
(Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), Presidential Candidate)
EDWARDS SOT: 1:33:15 Every child, every family in America will be safer
and more secure if were once again looked up to and respected.. thats
the world that you and I will create.
POLITICAL OBSERVERS SAY THE NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR NEEDS WINS IN AT
LEAST TWO STATES TODAY IN ORDER TO KEEP HIS HOPES ALIVE FOR CARRYING OUT
THAT VISION AS PRESIDENT. WHILE SURVEYS OF LIKELY VOTERS IN ALL TEN
STATES FAVOR THE FRONTRUNNER .. EDWARDS HAS CAMPAIGNED HARD FOR UPSET
WINS IN GEORGIA, OHIO AND MINNESOTA.
EDWARDS SOT: 15:22:13 These polls have changed, we have always be going
up and surging at the end, well have to see what happens
EDWARDS MADE THREE CAMPAIGN STOPS IN OHIO MONDAY.. BUT OBSERVERS SEE
COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN THERE AS INCREASING UNLIKELY.. GIVING HIM THE BEST
ODDS IN MINNESOTA AND GEORGIA.
(NAT- KERRY RALLY)
FLANKED BY VETERANS AND FORMER SENATOR MAX CLELAND.. JOHN KERRY RALLIED
THE TROOPS IN ATLANTA.. TO TRY AND INSURE GEORGIA GOES TO HIM.
HE ALSO SWUNG THROUGH THE BUCKEYE STATE.. FOCUSING HIS FIREPOWER ON
(Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Presidential Candidate)
KERRY 13:49:15 It is not only not mission accomplished it is mission not
even attempted, it is mission abandoned and that is why we will hold him
THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR IS GUNNING FOR A SWEEP TODAY. A BIG WIN CANT
MATHEMATICALLY SEAL THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION.. BUT IT WOULD GIVE HIM A
VIRTUALLY INSURMOUNTABLE DELEGATE LEAD.
STANDUP CLOSE: BOTH KERRY AND EDWARDS BEGIN THEIR DAY WITH LAST MINUTE
CAMPAIGNING IN ATLANTA. WHILE VOTERS HERE IN NEW YORK AND NINE OTHER
STATES ARE GOING TO THE POLLS.. THE TWO OF THEM ARE EXPECTED BACK IN
WASHINGTON TO CAST THEIR VOTES ON SENATE GUN LEGISLATION. ALEEN SIRGANY,
CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
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One of the busiest intersections in the Roanoke Valley could be getting busier if a hillside project gets the green light.
It is called the Slate Hill Project and clearing work is already underway.
Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre retail and office park on this hillside near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220.
The project was supposed to go to the Planning and Zoning Commission today, but concerns from county leaders will most likely delay a decision.
The main issue? Traffic in the area.
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((JANET SCHEID/CHIEF PLANNER FOR ROANOKE COUNTY: ROUTE 419 AND 220 SOUTH ARE PROBABLY THE TWO MOST PROBLEMATIC ROADS IN ROANOKE COUNTY IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC FLOW, AND ACCIDENT RATES AND SO THE DEVELOPER IS UNDERGOING A TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY RIGHT NOW. IT SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO AND BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THAT STUDY WE WILL HAVE A BIT MORE INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Scheid/Chief Planner for Roanoke Co.; :]
[OUT Q=BIT MORE INFORMATION]
County leaders also say it is unusual for work to begin on a project before it receives the required rezoning.
The developer admits it is a risk but believes it is necessary to make the property marketable since there is already interest from retailers.
There are currently no tenants for the project, but developers say they're hoping to create a boutique-like retail village with coffee shops and an organic grocery store.
Even though Roanoke city council put a new stadium-amphitheater on hold, work will continue on the site for the next few weeks.
Yesterday, council approved continued excavation, grading and erosion control at the location off Orange Avenue.
City officials say that work is about 98-percent complete and that state law requires the site to be stabilized to handle runoff and prevent erosion.
The work should be finished in about two weeks.
Because of the property's uncertain future, fences and some security lighting will be put up and grass seed planted over the next few months.
A suicide victim's family asked police, and Roanoke Schools, for some answers.
Later today, the family will provide its own.
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At issue is the death of Ronald Mayfield, a Roanoke teacher who jumped off a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge last October.
A student had accused Mayfield of assault, and while an investigation cleared the teacher, he had not learned of that before taking his life.
Mayfield's family retained Roanoke attorney Frank Rogers the Third to investigate what happened -- and to recommend ways similar circumstances might be handle in the future.
Rogers will present his findings later this morning.
Cox Cable rates are going up effective April First.
Limited basic cable is going up 46-cents... basic and standard service is increasing two-dollars and 16-cents.
Cox says digital cable will remain the same, but those customers with premium services will see an increase of more than five percent.
The company says the increases will help maintain the quality of programming and customer service.
In business news, Stocks soared yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
((MARCH ROARED IN LIKE A LION ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS RALLIED ON NEWS THAT THE MANFACTURING SECTOR IS STRONG WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CREATE MORE JOBS THIS YEAR.
THE DOW SHOT UP 94 POINTS
THE NASDAQ RALLIED ABOUT 28 OR NEARLY 1.5 PERCENT DESPITE AN ANALYST DOWNGRADE OF CHIP GIANT INTEL...WHICH IS OUT WITH ITS MID QUARTER UPDATE AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THURSDAY.
THE STOCK OF THE DAY WAS SEPRACOR - IT RALLIED 57 PERCENT after the drugmaker said its insomnia therapy, Estorra, had won conditional approval from the FDA
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A HOME IN THE US ROSE NEARLY 8 percent LAST YEAR, THANKS TO strong demand and historically low mortgage rates. The government says this increase marked the fourth straight year in which average home prices climbed. IN FACT, OVER the past five years, THE AVERAGE HOME PRICE HAS RISEN ABOUT 42 PERCENT.
TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))
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Police in Mississippi have found the bodies of three family members who had been missing since Valentine's Day.
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A cousin, Earnest Lee Hargon, is charged with the murders of Michael and Rebecca Hargon and their four- year- old son.
The three disappeared February 14th.
Bullet casings and blood were discovered inside their home.
Police are investigating whether land that victim Michael Hargon inherited from the suspect's adoptive father is linked to the murders.
Earnest Hargon was NOT mentioned in his father's will.
The former president of Haiti is still saying that U-S troops forced him to leave his country.
The Bush administration denies Jean Bertrand-Aristide was kidnapped or forced to flee, but black lawmakers are demanding an investigation into how Aristide was treated before he left.
As many as two thousand U-S troops are headed to Haiti to help stablize the country.
Yesterday, thousands of cheering Haitians greeted the rebels who rolled into Port-au-Prince, as U-S Marines and French soldiers secured key sites around the capital city.
The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow more parents to home -school their children.
The legislation relaxes the academic qualifications required of parents who teach their children at home.
The bill would allow parents with a high school diploma to home-school their kids.
The law now requires them to have a bachelor's degree.
Proponents say that parents know what's best for their children.
[IN Q=these children belong to their parents]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00]
[OUT Q=within the bounds of a proper parental decision.]
But opponents say the dumbed-down requirements will harm the children's education.
[IN Q=to say that they are going to get]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :]
[OUT Q=is absurd.]
Governor Warner opposes the bill, so it is headed for a veto.
Yesterday's vote is two shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.
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Pet Pharmaceuticals-- it's a growing industry, as more and more owners demand the best medications for their animals.
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In this week's "Paws and Claws" segment, Jennifer Miller takes a look at what's on the market for dogs who need to pop pills.
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[SUPER=01-Deb Clark/Hannah's Owner; :09 QUICK! (second time)]
[SUPER=01-Charmaine Dittrich/Pet Owner; :41 QUICK! (second time)]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; :59]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Suzanne Hetts/Animal Behaviorist; 1:03]
[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Denver.]
SEVEN YEAR OLD HANNAH HAS MADE A SURPRISING TURNAROUND.
(Deb Clark/Hannah's Owner .... WHILE PLAYING OUTSIDE W/ HANNAH)
"She'll play all day .."
LESS THAN A YEAR AGO .. SHE COULD BARELY WALK AFTER PLAYING CATCH.
DEB CLARK/PET OWNER
"Afterward she'd be really stiff, she'd limp all the way home."
NOW A NEW BREED OF DRUGS IS HELPING DOGS LIKE HANNAH HEAL FROM
SALES OF PILLS TO TREAT ACHING BONES ARE THE INDUSTRY'S FASTEST
GROWING... DOGS WOLF DOWN 50-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH A YEAR. AND AMONG
THEM, NEWCOMER DERAMAXX IS TOP DOG.
(NATS OF MAYLEE/BARKING)
THERE IS ALSO A NEW DRUG FOR DOGS LIKE MAYLEE.
CHARMAINE DITTRICH/PET OWNER
MAYLEE BARKING LIKE CRAZY
"She does this every time I come home, every time."
THE ANXIOUS LAB MIX ... IS SO AGGRESSIVE SHE ATTACKS OTHER ANIMALS ...
CHARMAINE DITTRICH/ PET OWNER
She picked him up and she was shaking him back and forth and she was
going to kill him."
(NATS OF STUDY VIDEO .... DOG MOVING FURNITURE)
ANGRY AND ANXIOUS DOGS ARE OWNERS' TOP COMPLAINT. THERE IS NO MAGIC
PILL, BUT CLOMICALM ... A SORT OF PROZAC FOR POOCHES... CAN HELP.
(NATS OF MAYLEE GETTING HIS PILL)
BUT VETERINARIANS ALSO WARN THE DRUG IS NOT BETTER BEHAVIOR IN A
BOTTLE ... AND IT SOMETIMES TAKES WEEKS TO WORK.
SUZANNE HETTS, Ph.D./ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST
"The downside of that is we don't want people to rely on the drugs to
think that I can give my dog a pill and it's going to change his
behavior. It doesn't work that way."
CLOMICALM HASN'T MADE MAYLEE PERFECT ... JUST EASIER TO LOVE.
CHARMAINE DITTRICH/PET OWNER
"Maylee sit, sit. good girl." (MAYLEE FINALLY SITS, IS GIVEN THE TOY
AND THEN TOSSES IT ASIDE.")
(SHOW HANNAH PLAYING AT PARK)
AND WITH SOME OWNERS MAYBE SPENDING MORE MONEY ON THEIR PETS THAN THEIR
CHILDREN ... THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS TAKING NOTICE .... AND
EXPECTED TO DESIGN A NEW -- AND GROWING -- PEDIGREE OF PILLS JUST FOR
JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, DENVER.
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A Roanoke arson suspect has been indicted.
Two houses on Dale Avenue were torched Christmas night.
Monty Wayne Heneger was arrested that night and indicted yesterday.
At the time, police said Henegar had had a run-in with a man who'd been staying in one of the houses. The prosecutor said it appears that man had been seeing Henegar's ex-wife.
Despite years of delay, and a detour that brought three giant sculptures to Buena Vista, Presidents Park has now opened near Williamsburg.
First scorned by local officials, developers now hope the attraction will be embraced by millions of tourists.
Joe Dashiell has an update.
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[IN Q=It's been eight years]
[SUPER=03-York Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Adickes/Artist; :22]
[SUPER=01-Everette Newman/Williamsburg Developer; :53]
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((It's been eight years since Texas Artist David Adickes first conceived the project after a visit to Mt. Rushmore.
And more than four years since developer Everette Newman first tangled with officials in York County.
But a ten- acre site near Water Country USA is now populated with concrete castings of every U.S. President, and all is forgiven.
[IN Q=There is no grudge]
((DAVID ADICKES/ARTIST: THERE IS NO GRUDGE. THEY WERE LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR BEST INTERESTS THINKING THAT IT WOULDN'T BE GOOD FOR THIS AREA, BUT NOW THAT THEY ARE HERE, THEY WILL REALIZE THAT IT IS GOOD FOR THE AREA.))
[OUT Q=that it is good for the area.]
It was September of 2000 when three of the former Presidents first arrived in Buena Vista.
They were supposed to stay for a few months, but the busts of William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor and Abraham Lincoln hung around for three years.
Today, Newman sends his thanks to Buena Vista and the Norfolk Botanical Garden for giving the statues a temporary home.
[IN Q=It showed the local community]
((IT SHOWED THE LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT OTHER COMMUNITIES WERE WELCOMING US WITH OPEN ARMS AND WERE TRYING TO ENTICE US TO DO SOMETHING IN THEIR AREA SO YES I THINK IT WAS A BIG HELP.))
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[OUT Q=I think it was a big help.]
Ultiamtely It was a judge's decision that cleared the way for the project.
But with programs tied to the Standards of Learning, and a focus that complements other historic attractions, Newman says opposition to President's Park is now just a thing of the past.
Joe Dashiell News 7 York County))
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Soldiers from third battalion, 116th infantry have been called to active duty.
42-soldiers left Roanoke yesterday.
Family and friends were onhand for support and to wish their soldier off.
It was tough on the kids to understand why their "Dads" were leaving, and even tougher for the "Moms" left behind.
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[IN Q=Hardest thing...]
((SGT. DAVID DRAPER, U.S. ARMY: IT'S THE HARDEST THING YOU'LL EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH, UNTIL YOU DO IT- YOU DON'T KNOW IT. GOD WILLING I'LL COME BACK AND GO FISHING AND HUNTING WITH MY SON. THAT'S THE BEST PART.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. David Draper/U. S. Army;]
[OUT Q=.. THE BEST PART.]
The men will first head to Northern Virginia to meet up with the rest of their battalion, and then make their way to Fort Bragg for training- before eventually heading to the Middle East.