Investigators have cleared the scene of last week's Hendrick Motorsports plane crash in Patrick County that killed 10 people.
A helicopter was used to remove the debris from the top of Bull Mountain yesterday.
Authorities have spent the last week guarding the site, but were unable to remove any wreckage without the helicopter support.
Crews spent about three hours flying pieces of debris from the mountain.
The wreckage was then collected by a ground crew and loaded onto trucks.
Debris will now be relocated to Delaware-- where N-T-S-B officials will try and piece clues from the crash together.
Officials have not released any new information regarding the CAUSE of the crash.
Police continue to search for the driver of a sports car, in connection with Saturday's early morning crash in Roanoke that killed two girls.
17-year-old Elizabeth Eddy of Rockbridge County and 18-year-old Mary Ashley Meadows of Lynchburg were killed after a series of accidents on route 220 early Saturday morning.
Police say the girls were passengers in a car, which was cut off by a man driving a teal sports car.
The car flipped -- and the passengers were getting out of the vehicle -- when it was hit by an S-U-V... crushing and killing Eddy.
Police say the remaining three did not realize their friend had been hurt, and were trying to make it to safety at the side of the road when Meadows was killed.
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If you have any information on the teal car or its driver, you're asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
The race for the White House is heading into the home stretch, with both candidates making a final swing through those states still considered up for grabs.
Susan Roberts brings us up to date.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; :51]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:43]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MAKE THEIR CHOICE TOMORROW- TODAY THE CANDIDATES
DELIVER THEIR FINAL PITCH.
BUSH SOT 20:15:04 I am ready to get the job done for 4 more years
PRESIDENT BUSH PLANS TO HIT SEVEN CITIES IN JUST 16 HOURS.. SPRINTING
FROM ONE BATTLEGROUND STATE TO THE NEXT.
HE BEGINS WITH OHIO- AND ITS CRITICAL 20 ELECTORAL VOTES. HE RALLIED
THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS AT THE CINCINNATI REDS BALLPARK LAST NIGHT.
BUSH SOT: 20:43:14 if you believe that america should fight the war on
terror with all our might and lead with unwavering confidence in our
ideals I ask you to come stand with me
THE PRESIDENT SPENT MOST OF SUNDAY ASKING FLORIDIANS TO STAND WITH HIM-
AND MADE A SPECIAL APPEAL TO MIAMIS CUBAN AMERICAN VOTERS.
BUSH SOT 12:09:30 con su apoyo vamos a ganar....with your support we
SENATOR JOHN KERRY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SUNSHINE STATES HEFTY 27
ELECTORAL VOTES SWING HIS WAY.
KERRY SOT: 22:24:43 the outcome of this election is in your hands
HE RALLIED THOUSANDS SUPPORTERS IN TAMPA LAST NIGHT- AFTER CAMPAIGNING
IN OHIO AND NEW HAMPSIRE.
KERRY SOT: 22:24:10 this is the moment to hold gw accountable for loss
of health for loss of jobs for loss of influence and respect in the world
KERRY BEGINS IN FLORIDA TODAY.. HE PLANS TO MAKE SEVERAL SMALL STOPS IN
THE BATTLEGROUND STATES WITH BIG RALLIES IN MILWAUKEE, DETROIT,
EDWARDS SOT: 21:17:16 were goin to get your vote tuesday
STRATEGISTS ON BOTH SIDES SAY THE ELECTION HINGES ON WHO IS BEST ABLE TO
GET THEIR VOTERS TO THE POLLS.. JOHN EDWARDS DID A LITTLE DOOR TO DOOR
CANVASSING IN COLUMBUS SUNDAY. VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY MADE AN 11TH
HOUR TRIP TO HAWAII.. IN A BID WIN 4 ELECTORAL VOTES THAT USUALLY GO TO
Stand_up close: polls suggested this race is evenly divided and thats
why both sides are urging voters to get to the polls. Susan Roberts, cbs
At least 15 Iraqis are dead after a rocket slammed into a hotel in the city of Tikrit.
Hospital officials say eight were wounded.
U-S officials say insurgents may have been aiming at an American position and hit the hotel by mistake.
And last night, clashes between U-S forces and insurgents in Ramadi left seven Iraqis dead and injured 11 others.
Also yesterday, one U- S Marine was killed and four others wounded when a bomb exploded in Ramadi.
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Highway officials say Interstate 81 is safer than other interstates in Virginia -- despite some dangerous sections.
The statewide accident rate is 277 crashes per 100 Million vehicles on all of the interstates.
The overall accident rate on I-81 is much lower -- 160 crashes per 100 million vehicles.
Trucks fared about the same as cars in the analysis.
They make up 29 percent of the vehicles using 81, and are involved in 29 percent of crashes.
Two of the most dangerous spots on I-81 are near the northbound exits at Buchanan, where crash rates are more than double the state average.
In business news, researchers zero in on the future of the Federal Reserve.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm Marcella Palmer.]
((NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS WALL STREET SHOULD SHIFT ITS GAZE FROM THE ELECTION
AND FOCUS IN ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE... RESEARCHERS AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY REPORT, MONETARY POLICY MATTERS MORE THAN PRESIDENTIAL AND
CONGRESSIONAL POLITICS. HAVING A STRONG FED AND THE RIGHT PERSON IN CHARGE
IS CRITICAL AND THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL APPOINT A SUCCESSOR TO ALAN
GREENSPAN WHO MUST STEP DOWN AS CHAIRMAN AFTER NEARLY 2 DECADES.
A SHARP RISE IN WHAT IT COSTS YOU TO HEAT YOUR HOME AND GAS UP OVER THE LAST
9-MONTHS CAN BE LINKED TO REFINING AND MARKETING NOT JUST RECORD HIGH CRUDE
PRICES. THE CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA SAYS PRICE JUMPS EXCEED CRUDE
COSTS. THE GROUP SAYS AVERAGE RETAIL GASOLINE PRICES HAVE RISEN BY
30-PERCENT TO ABOUT 2.03 A GALLON... CRUDE OIL IS UP ABOUT 70-PERCENT.
CRUDE OIL CLOSED FRIDAY 51.76 A BARREL.
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 22.
THE NASDAQ CLOSED AT THE FLAT LINE.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TELLS MERCK AND COMPANY IT NEEDS MORE
SAFETY DATA BEFORE IT'LL APPROVE ITS SUCCESSOR TO NOW DEFUNCT PAIN RELIEVER
VIOXX. THE COMPANY PULLED VIOXX LAST SEPTEMBER AFTER A STUDY SHOWED IT
INCREASED A PATIENTS CHANCE OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ONTO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN
NEW YORK, I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))
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Some residents living on Willow Creek road in Roanoke County were surprised to find their cars vandalized yesterday morning.
The vandals used spray paint, soap, and other household items to deface residents' cars.
Satanic slogans and random spray marks were left on cars throughout the neighborhood.
Most residents were able to remove the markings with soap and water.
Police are investigating the incident.
You may want to start treating your checks like ATM cards from now on.
The Check Clearing for the Twenty First Century Act, or check twenty-one, went into effect on Thursday.
The act is designed to improve the way checks are cleared by using a process known as "check truncation."
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((JOANN LLOYD:IT'S GOING TO PROCESS THOSE CHECKS FASTER, IT'S GOING TO LET US KNOW ABOUT FRAUDULENT CHECKS QUICKER, AND IT IS GOING TO FREE UP THE FLOAT THAT DEPOSITED CHECKS HAVE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-JoAnn Lloyd/Senior V.P. Operations]
[OUT Q=that deposited checks have now.]
The float is writing a check without funds to cover it.
Checks will now be processed much like an ATM card-- instantly.
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((JOANN LLOYD:WE ARE IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD AND CHECK TWENTY-ONE IS JUST REALLY THE GIANT STEP INTO MAKING IT COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC.))
[OUT Q=into making it completely electronic.]
Customers should check with their own bank to find out details about the new regulations.
Moviegoers held "The Grudge" over as the top movie for the second straight weekend.
The Fright flick starring Sarah Michelle Gellar took in 22 point four million dollars.
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The film biography ``Ray'' debuted in second place with just
over 20 million dollars. The movie has already drawn Oscar buzz
for Jamie Foxx's role as Ray Charles. "Saw" came in third place. "Shark Tale" was fourth. And "Shall We Dance" was fifth.
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In business news, Investors showed only mild interest in buying stocks on Friday.
And the days of zero percent financing may be coming to an end.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
((THE DOW INDUSTRIALS ADDED 22-POINTS.. TO CLOSE AT 10-THOUSAND, 27.
WHILE THE NASDAQ EDGED DOWN LESS THAN A POINT TO CLOSE AT 19-74.
YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING ZERO-PERCENT FINANCING ON A NEW CAR MAY BE ROLLING AWAY...
SOME OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST AUTO-RETAILERS SAY THEY'RE TIRED OF UNLOADING UNPOPULAR MODELS AT DEEP DISCOUNTS.
DEALERS HAVE BEEN PACKING THEIR LOTS AS AUTO-MAKERS HAVE REFUSED TO CUT PRODUCTION ...DESPITE WEAK AUTO-SALES.
ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THAT COULD MEAN TEMPORARY JOBS CUTS... AS THE AUTOMAKERS CUT BACK ON PRODUCTION..
AND FEW INCENTIVES FOR AUTO BUYERS.
WHILE THE BIG TREND IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN DISCOUNT FLIGHTS... UNITED AIRLINES THINKS ITS FOUND A NICHE AT THE OTHER END OF THE MARKET.
UNITED IS LAUNCHING COAST-TO-COAST PREMIUM SERVICE BETWEEN NEW YORK'S JFK AND LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL.
FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS CAN GET COMFORTABLE IN THE FIRST LIE-FLAT SLEEPER SEATS ON A DOMESTIC FLIGHT.
BUSINESS CLASS SEATS WILL RECLINE MORE THAN USUAL...AND COACH GETS 3 INCHES MORE LEG-ROOM.
PLUS, EVERY SEAT HAS A POWER OUTLET AND ALL PASSENGERS GET UPGRADED MEALS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
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An early morning fire that destroyed a vacant farm house in Elliston has also disrupted telephone service in the Ironto area.
Firefighters responded to the blaze on North Fork Road around 2:30.
Authorities say the flames melted several major phone cables located in front of the home.
Verizon is working on the problem, but it will take several hours for service to be restored.
Roanoke has one ... so do Danville, Waynesboro and Charlottesville.
But Lynchburg does NOT have its own Boys & Girls Club to give kids a place to go after school.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, some local residents hope to change that.
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( Across the country, more than three and a half million children belong to three thousand Boys & Girls clubs in different cities.
They are a place to play, meet with friends and do homework after school ... they are an alternative to the streets.
((THE KIDS HERE, YOU SEE THERE'S NOTHING FOR THEM TO DO AFTER SCHOOL.))
But in Lynchburg, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has no local chapter.
Louis Robinson aims to change that.
((LOUIS ROBINSON/ORGANIZER: AND THESE KIDS NEED A SAFE PLACE TO GO IN THE AFTERNOON WHERE THEY MEET PEOPLE THERE AND THEY HAVE TUTORS THERE AND THEY HAVE PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE PROFESSIONALS TO TURN THEIR LIFE AROUND, BECAUSE OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE ALL KIDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM DISADVANTAGED CIRCUMSTANCES.))
[OUT Q=disadvantaged circumstances.]
Robinson has designs on this former shoe warehouse downtown ... the owner has agreed to a very affordable lease and the group hopes to convert at least part of the 30-thousand square feet for its use.
((But before they can get things up and running, two things have to happen. The city will have to rezone this property from industrial to business use, and the group needs to raise a couple hundred thousand dollars from area residents. It's an investment, organizers say, the community needs to make.))
[OUT Q=needs to make.]
Lynchburg does the Jubilee Family Center which caters to kids' after school needs.
Robinson says they're not looking to compete ... just help out.
((ROBINSON: THEY JUST NEED IT. YOU WALK AROUND HERE AND YOU SEE IT, IT'S JUST KIDS HAVE NOTHING TO DO. YOU SEE THEM AT THE MALLS, SATURDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHTS, THERE'S NOTHING TO DO.))
[OUT Q=nothing to do.]
The planning commission will study the proposal next month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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