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Coming up on News 7,
Roanoke officials say the city continues to pay for the problems in Richmond.
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And there's no agreement yet between one Christiansburg company and union workers, as a negotiations deadline looms.

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Tonight in sports, the Tech women fall in the Big East quarters, racing from Vegas, plus
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Billet and the Cavs try to pull off another ACC victory tonight at Maryland.
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As the weekend comes to a close, so do the Spring-Like conditions. March will certainly come in like a lion tonight with gusty winds and much colder temperatures. The full forecast straight ahead. [Video-Open]
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Union workers at Hubbell Lighting vote on a contract proposal, as time winds down on their current contract.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Hubbell-Lighting]


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Hubbell Lighting's contract with the union expires at midnight tonight. Today the union met in Christiansburg to vote on a contract proposal. The vote was announced about a half-hour ago.
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Jennifer Wishon joins us now in Christiansburg, and has more on this story.
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((ROLLCUE:...are more unified than ever.))
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[SUPER=01-Brenda Hurd/Hubbell Lighting Employee]
[SUPER=01-Jason Langford/Hubbell Lighting Employee]
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[OUT Q=back into the community.]
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[OUT Q=four year contract.]
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Police in Lynchburg say they arrested a man for shooting another with a shotgun last night. They arrested 43 year old Lance Dean Chandler for malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, and shooting a missile at an occupied vehicle. Police arrested Chandler after a victim was taken to the hospital with multiple pellet wounds to his legs, torso, and head. He was treated and released.

[City-Budget]


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The budget debate in Richmond is causing headaches for officials here in western Virginia.
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During a financial planning session on Friday, Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham told members of council that this will be another challenging budget year. And she said the continuing budget stalemate in Richmond, isn't making things any easier.
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[IN Q=Local revenue growth...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; LOCAL REVENUE GROWTH HAS BEEN STEADY, AND WE'VE BEEN PLEASED WITH THE CONSISTENCY OF LOCAL REVENUES. BUT EACH YEAR FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE, WE'VE HAD TO EXPERIENCE REDUCTIONS IN ANTICIPATED STATE REVENUE, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO TIGHTEN OUR BELT THAT MUCH MORE.))
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City Council will begin detailed budget discussions soon, in order to approve a new spending plan later this Spring.


[Henry-Administrator]


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A former Henry County administrator is expected in court tomorrow.
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According to court documents, Sid Clower is expected to plead guilty in federal court. At this point, no word on what Clower will plead to. He's facing charges of mail fraud and lying on his taxes from 1997 to 2001. Clower had been scheduled to stand trial in a federal court in Danville, but the proceeding was changed. His hearing is set for 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in Roanoke.
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[Alleghany-YMCA]


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Officials in the Alleghany Highlands hope that a new project will be a hit.
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The Alleghany Highlands Y-M-C-A is trying to raise 6-point-1 million dollars to build a new 30-thousand square foot facility. More than 3-and-a-half million has already been raised for construction and debt service payments. "The Y" will be located next to the new middle school in Low Moor on property donated from the school board.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD SITE WORK DONATED TO US, WE'VE HAD DONATIONS THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE COME TO BAT FOR THIS PROJECT, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND WE HOPE TO START DIGGING IN OCTOBER ))
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[OUT Q=digging in October.]
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YMCA officials expect construction will take about a year to complete, and hope to open the doors of the new facility in the Fall of 2005.


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Up ahead on the newscast, maritime officials plan a memorial service for sailors killed in last week's tanker explosion.
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and the search continues for the bodies of three victims in yesterday's water taxi accident in Baltimore.
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[Water-Taxi]


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Investigators are interviewing the surviving passengers and crew from yesterday's water taxi accident in Baltimore. One woman is confirmed dead, and searchers are now looking for the bodies of three more passengers. Kelly Cobiella has the latest on the search and the investigation.
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(((LATEST SEARCH VIDEO) They searched by air, by sea and by scent. Using dogs trained to find bodies in water... search crews looked for the missing man, woman and child. But the search area stretches two miles, and the conditions underwater are not good.
(NOON PRESSER William Goodwin/Baltimore City Fire Chief)

12:38 "FOR THE MOST PART IT'S 0 VISIBILITY// THERE'S A LOT OF BUILT UP SILT OVER THE YEARS AND AS SOON AS YOU MAKE CONTACT WITH THAT YOU LOSE ALL VISIBILITY." The water taxi flipped near Fort McHenry Saturday during a sudden late afternoon storm. There was almost no time to warn the captain, no time to reach the shore.
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"IT LOOKED LIKE THE TAXI WAS TURNING AROUND AND A GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND FLIPPD IT OVER." All 25 people on board were tossed into the frigid, choppy water, along with the life vests. There was no time to put them on. 22 people were pulled out.. an adult and an 8 year old child are still critical. The tour operator suspended rides Sunday, out of respect for the victims...
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"OUR FIRST CONCERN IS WITH THE PASSENGERS AND THE FAMILY MEMBERS AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF THEM." ...as investigators took a closer look at the 36' pontoon boat . It was due for an annual inspection on Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation, and while that freak storm has not been ruled out as the MAIN cause of this accident... neither has anything else. Kelly Cobiella, CBS News.))

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A memorial service will be held later today for the victims of last weekend's tanker explosion off the Virginia coast.

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Three crew members of the Bow Mariner tanker were killed after it exploded and sank 50-miles near the Eastern Shore. Eighteen others are still reported missing. Organizers of tonight's memorial service say they hope the six men who survived will attend. In the meantime, the Coast Guard is using underwater sonar equipment to possibly find clues as to what caused the accident.
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Still to come, winter rears its head once again after unseasonable temperatures. Brent will have the brisk and windy forecast in a few minutes,
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and also Dozens of cars are on display in Roanoke this weekend to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We'll have a sampling of some of these hot rods after the break.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review, A new cancer fighting drug gets approval from the F-D-A,
And, if you're overweight or don't exercise you are putting yourself at greater risk.
Plus, long before there was a *biggie* fry -- McDonald's and other restaurants were supersizing their menus.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Even though Mc Donald's plans to phase out its supersize menu -- the portion sizes now offered are still much larger than those available when the restaurant first opened.
That's according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association
In 1955, there was only one size was fry it 2-point-6 ounces, that considered a small fry these days, the supersize value is nearly triple that amount.
Even a soda was only 7 ounces back then --now that's smaller than a child's size which is 12 ounces.
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((EVEN YOUR SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS HAVE VERY LARGE PLATTERS, THEY USE TO BE DINNER PLATES NOW THERE ALMOST PLATTERS, VERY LARGE PORTIONS THAT PROBABLY ENOUGH FOR 2 OR 3 PEOPLE)) [RUNS07]
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And the more you eat -- the more weight you are likely to gain, because the calories add up. But Mankie says it is a good idea to supersize when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
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Maintaining a health weight can help reduce your risk of getting cancer.
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((JANE GLADWELL/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT ABOUT A THIRD OF THE CANCER DEATHS ANNUALLY ARE RELATED TO LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXCESS BODY WEIGHT)) [RUNS07]
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That's why American Cancer Society teamed up with Weight Watcher last week for the Great American Weigh In.
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((WEIGHT WATCHERS RECOGNIZES THAT OBESITY AND PEOPLE THAT ARE OVERWEIGHT IS GROWING RAMPANT IN THIS COUNTY AND WE JUST TO GIVE PEOPLE A WAY TO EAT REGULAR FOOD IN A REAL HEALTHY MANNER. MAKING CHOICES, NOT LIMITING WHAT FOODS YOU CAN HAVE BUT GETTING A HEALTHIER DIET )) [RUNS14]
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Some guidelines include watching portion sizes, eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, choosing a variety of foods including whole grains, dairy products, and protein rich foods. You should also limit alcohol and high sugar food, and drink eight glasses of water a day.
And don't forget physical activity.
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Finally in health news, A new drug for advanced colorectal cancer holds promise for other types of cancers as well, like breast and lung cancer. In clinical trials, when Avastin was used in combination with standard chemotherapy, patients saw significant results.
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((THE LONG TERM EVIDENCE FOR A CURE IS LIMITED WHERE STILL TALKING HERE OF A TREATMENT THAT APPEARS TO BE VERY PROMISING IN PROLONGING SURVIVAL AND HOPEFULLY FUNCTION IN A LARGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS)) [RUNS14]
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What makes this drug unique is that it only affects the cancer cells --unlike many other medications that can affect healthy tissue as well.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))




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Dozens of cars pulled into the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend to help fight Muscular Dystrophy.
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Some of the best cars on the east coast were on display for the 24th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's car show.
Hundreds of people turned out to take a look at everything from speed cars to custom- built motorcycles. The event is organized by the Roanoke Valley Charity Car Show Committee and is expected to raise nearly 30- thousand dollars. Organizers say they're happy to see more young people getting involved.
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((DAVE WOOD/ORGANIZER: YOU SEE THE OLD CARS, THE 60S, THE 50S, THE 40S, ANTIQUES THAT TYPE OF THING, BUT WE HAVE A NEW GENERATION OF KIDS OUT THERE WHO ARE REALLY GETTING INTO IT AND ENJOYING THEIR CARS TOO AND WE WELCOME THEM HERE AT THE MDA CAR SHOW. YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE VEHICLES HERE THAT ARE THE STREET TUNERS THAT YOU SEE OUT THERE, INTRICATE. I MEAN THEY'RE JUST BEAUTIFUL TOO.))
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Most of the money raised stays in central and southwest Virginia and goes toward research, health care services and summer camp. Thousands of Americans are affected by neuromuscular diseases. The MDA has already found the causes of more than 40 of those diseases and are hopeful cures will be found in the near future.
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Coming up, words from Todd Billet as Virginia gets set to battle Maryland, the Tech women are headed home from the Big East tourney, and
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the Cup drivers try to turn Sin City into Win City in the Daimler Chrysler 400.
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The Virginia Tech women held Connecticut to its lowest point total of the season, but Bonnie Henrickson's Hokies had trouble finding the basket themselves and lost by 14 points in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals.
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Early on Ieva Kublina buries the 10 foot jumper. But the Hokies shot just 26 percent for the game.
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UCONN's Anne Strother comes right back with two more on the baseline as the Huskies advanced 48 to 34.
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The Virginia Women won't be making an NCAA appearance. Debbie Ryan's team had made it to the dance in 20 consecutive years. At 13 and 16, the season is the first non winning campaign in 26 years. After yesterday's 19 point loss to Carolina in the ACC Tournament, Ryan was searching for answers to what went wrong.
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Three weeks ago, the Virginia men were left for dead, but after four conference wins in their last five games, the Cavs can finish 6th in the league with a win at Maryland tonight. Tipoff is set for 8pm at the Comcast Center. Each and every Cavalier has taken a long look in the mirror in recent weeks.
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While Billet and Devin Smith have made huge plays for the Cavs in their previous three games, Billet is quick to point out the contributions of Roanoke freshman J-R Reynolds.
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We finish up in the desert where the Nextel Cup Series staged the Daimler Chrysler 400 today. Pit strategy figured to play a role with the soft tires.
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Pit road was a dangerous place to be today as Kevin Lepage clips the car of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson had a hot rod today leading in the early going, but that didn't help.
A little later, Ryan Newman does a spin-o-rama into the wall. Newman would finish way back in the field.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the points leader coming in, struggled with handling all afternoon, eventually taking the 8 behind the wall.
In the end, Matt Kenseth won for the second straight race. Finishing second for the second consecutive event was (------------) rookie Kasey Kahne.