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Rescue crews are searching through woods and open fields for five people still missing after a commuter plane went down last night in Missouri.
At least eight people died in the crash.
The plane was Corporate Airlines Flight 59- 66, heading to
Kirksville from St. Louis, a trip of about 220 miles.
Officials have recovered the flight data recorder.
The F-A-A says the final communication from the plane -- minutes before it went down -- gave no hint of trouble.
Danville City Council has voted to demolish an historic bridge.
The city closed the Worsham Street bridge in July.
Since then, city leaders have studied their options and found it would cost 17 million dollars to build a new one, and more than five million dollars to repair it to accommodate some vehicles.
It's money the city doesn't have.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/MAYOR OF DANVILLE: COUNCIL, I FEEL AND TALKING TO THE MAJORITY ARE NOT WILLING OR WANT TO RAISE TAXES IN ORDER RECONSTRUCT IT.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor; :10]
[OUT Q=RECONSTRUCT IT]
But nearby businesses and preservationists say the bridge is worth saving, since it links north and south Danville.
City Council voted last night to demolish the bridge, but the mayor says Danville won't close the door to restoration, if it appears funding might be available.
Plans to build an airport in Franklin County are taking off.
Last night, the Board of Supervisors announced its selected a site for the airport location.
But the board says it first wants to notify the property owners before identifying the site to the public.
The county has been working to build a general aviation airport since 2000.
Officials say even though it will NOT offer commercial airline service, it will help the economy by serving small engine and corporate planes.
Officials say the next step is conducting an environmental study, which could take another year.
Things are back to normal at Virginia Tech after a water and power outage disrupted the schedule early yesterday.
A water main break late Monday night flooded an electrical vault and knocked out power to 19 buildings.
Crews worked through the night to repair the damage, and by late afternoon they were able to restore electricity and water service.
Classes in a dozen academic buildings were cancelled earlier, but the university resumed normal operations yesterday evening, and night classes were held as scheduled.
The Virginia Department of Health says more flu vaccine is on the way.
Officials hope to know this week how much Virginia will get --and when it will get here.
Some seniors aren't taking any chances.
They were willing to wait in line for hours just to get the shot.
Lewis-Gale Clinic held it's first of six, mass vaccination clinics yesterday.
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((REPORTER: WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE STILL PANICKING OVER THIS? ANN PECK/PATIENT; I DON'T KNOW LOOKS LIKE IF ANYTHING IS IN SHORT SUPPLY YOU WANT IT RIGHT NOW AFRAID YOU MIGHT NOT GET IT))
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All six planned clinics are only for Lewis-Gale clinic patients 65 and older.
Officials say they have enough to vaccinate more than 24-hundred people.
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((KATHY DEEL/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC; I TELL PEOPLE IF THEY ARE A HIGH RISK PATIENT THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THE VACCINE))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Deel/Lewis-Gale Clinic]
[OUT Q=able to get the vaccine]
U-S health officials announced yesterday that Aventis Pasteur (pass-tour) will make 2-point-6 million more doses available in January.
Lewis-Gale Clinic will hold its mass vaccinations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm --this week and next week.
Social security, flu shots, and playoff baseball-- the two presidential candidates touched on all of those as they continued slugging it out yesterday.
Just as his hometown team clinched Game Six in the A-L Championship series, John Kerry rallied supporters by referring to Monday's record- setter.
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((JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: FIVE HOURS AND 45 MINUTES.. THE ONLY THING THAT IS
LONGER THAN THAT IS A WAIT IN LINE TO GET A FLU SHOT UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. ))
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While campaigning in Florida, President Bush fended off Kerry's criticism over the nation's flu vaccine shortage.
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((OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP OLDER AMERICANS AND CHILDREN GET THEIR SHOTS, DESPITE THE MAJOR
MANUFACTURING DEFECT THAT CAUSED THIS PROBLEM.))
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Both candidates will campaign in the key battleground state of Iowa today.
WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District later this week, and you are invited to submit questions you'd like the candidates to answer.
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The one-hour debate begins this Friday at 7:00 p.m., and it will include viewer questions that are submitted to us on-line.
To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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In business news, Danville has rolled out the welcome mat for the city's latest employer.
Last week, Knight-Celotex announced it would re-open the old Masonite Plant and create 145 jobs over the next year.
Last night, city council renamed the street Knight Celotex Way.
Members also presented the company with a fifty thousand dollar check.
The money will be used to train workers.
Knight Celotex makes environmentally friendly insulation and fiberboard products.
In other business news, Oil concerns sent stocks lower yesterday.
and McDonald's reported strong U-S sales.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((A mix of earnings news and oil jitters will be keeping investors busy on Wednesday. The markets finished lower on oil concerns, with
The Dow dropping 58 -points
And The Nasdaq shedding 13.
McDonald's could move after its latest earnings results, which matched analysts' estimates. Its profits rose more than 40 -percent, thanks to strong U.S. sales. But results at its restaurants in Europe, particularly Germany, suffered from low consumer confidence.
The number 4 u.s. bank Wells Fargo, disappointed investors with its net income. The company, which is the nation's largest mortgage lender, saw its mortgage business DROP, by 400 million dollars, compared to its second quarter.
Is your home among the hottest residential areas in the U.S.? Mortgage researchers looked at the top 10 largest metropolitan areas of the U.S., ranking those that pulled in the biggest increases in average home value.
The Boston- Wooster area of Massachusetts took number one, with the average home costing 335-thousand dollars - an increase of 78-percent over the last 5 years. Coming in Second was the greater Chicago-Gary region, with homes there averaging 245-thousand dollars, a rise of 46-percent. Detroit-Ann Arbor ranked third, with an average home cost of 155-thousand dollars - jumping 28-percent in value over the last 5 years.
Be the first to find out about the latest changes in mortgage rates. Log on to our website, CBS.MW.com
IN NY I'm JL.))
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Two teenagers were killed in an accident in Henry County.
State Police say it happened about 3:30 yesterday on Route 220 Business near the intersection with Seminole Drive.
Troopers say a pickup truck driven by 19 year old Joseph Aaron Schelling of Bassett was headed south on 220 when it crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a Jeep.
Schelling and his passenger, 18 year old Jeremy Randall Adams of Collinsville, both died at the scene. Neither teen was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Jeep was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital, but her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
A Daleville family is hoping a six-million dollar wrongful death suit will raise awareness and change the way manufacturers make riding lawn mowers.
Ron and Kristie Simmons' four-year-old son, Justin, was killed in April.
The boy was at the home of Roberta and Orville Reedy, when the lawnmower Mr. Reedy was driving rolled back over the child.
The Reedy's, along with MTD Products and Lowe's Home Centers, have been named in the suit.
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((BRENT BROWN, SIMMONS' LAWYER: A SUIT WAS BROUGHT AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER OF RIDING LAWNMOWER BECAUSE REAL CONCERN THE MANUFACTURER MAY NOT HAVE TAKEN ALL STEPS THEY COULD HAVE TO MAKE A SAFE PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Brown/Simmons' Lawyer]
[OUT Q=... a safe product.]
The suit states the manufacturer didn't adequately warn or instruct users about the hazards of the lawn mower.
It also claims lack of supervision in the Reedy's yard contributed to Justin's death.
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If your house catches fire or fills up with flood waters, emergency crews are always there to help right away.
But what happens once they leave and a family has nowhere to go?
A church in Lynchburg has been answering that question for more than a year.
Victory Christian Fellowship operates Victory House ... a temporary shelter for families displaced by fire or natural disaster.
A half dozen families have taken up residence there in the first year, but just as many had to be turned away.
So the church plans to build a second Victory House on its property.
City council gave the plans the go-ahead last week.
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Care International has decided to suspend operations in Iraq after gunmen seized the woman who oversaw the organization's work.
Margaret Hassan is one of the most widely known humanitarian officials in the Middle East, and has worked on behalf of Iraqis for three decades.
Yesterday, she was kidnapped on her way to work.
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((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: THIS IS SOMEONE WHO HAS ACTUALLY LIVED IN IRAQ FOR 30 YEARS, THIS IS SOMEONE WHO IS IMMENSELY RESPECTED, MARRIED TO AN IRAQI, SOMEBODY WHO IS DOING HER LEVEL BEST TO HELP THE COUNTRY, AND I THINK IT SHOWS YOU THE KIND OF PEOPLE WEARE UP AGAINST THAT THEY WER PREPARED TO KIDNAP SOMEONE LIKE THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[OUT Q=someone like that.]
Meanwhile, an explosion along the main highway to
Baghdad's airport has injured two Iraqi police officers and two U-S
An Army official says a vehicle packed with explosives pulled up next to a U-S patrol before detonating, killing the suicide bomber.