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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
NORFOLK SOUTHERN COMES OUT THE VICTOR IN THE LATEST BATTLE IN A BIDDING WAR WHERE THE WINNER COULD BECOME THE NATION'S THIRD-LARGEST CARRIER.
LOS ANGELES POLICE SAY THEY HAVE NO SUSPECTS YET IN THE MURDER OF ENNIS COSBY.
IT'S FRIDAY JANUARY 17TH- OUR TOP STORY
LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCILMAN JUNIUS HASKINS DIES SUDDENLY AT THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON D-C.
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Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 PRIMETIME on WEFC, I'm Teresa Hamilton sitting in for Connie Stevens.
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Lynchburg city leaders tonight are mourning the sudden death of city councilman Junius Haskins.
Haskins collapsed during a trip to Washington D.C. earlier today.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom... Steve, how are Haskins' colleagues handling the news of his death?
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Theresa, the one word everyone has used to describe it is "shocking"..
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Junius Haskins succumbed to what apparently was a heart attack while on his way to Senator Chuck Robb's office in Washington.
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(( Junius Haskins and six other city leaders had gone to Washington to search for funds to renovate Lynchburg's old train station.
They'd met with Amtrak officials this morning and were scheduled to meet with Virginia's two senators when Haskins suddenly collapsed in the Senate office building.
Efforts to revive him there and on the way to the hospital were unsuccessful.
He was 54 years old.
Haskins' sudden death leaves a gaping hole, not just on City Council, but in the community.
One of the area's earliest civil rights advocates, Haskins made his mark by speaking his mind.. not afraid to take on anyone or any subject.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: JUNIUS WAS VERY FIRM.. ...GOING TO STAND UP FOR.))
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In addition to his five years on city council, Junius Haskins had a long list of accomplishments in Lynchburg.
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Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but the flags across the city will be flown at half-staff in his honor beginning Monday morning.

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Norfolk Southern is in the driver's seat after a vote today on a rail merger proposal.
A provision that kept other bids from being heard, apparently angered enough Conrail shareholders to derail C-S-X's offer. Len Besthoff has more on the story.
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So far there are no suspects in the murder of Bill Cosby's son..but police are hoping new information will help.
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K-C-B-S TV in Los Angeles is reporting that there was a second witness to the crime- a security guard who was in the area.
He will reportedly help police come up with a composite sketch.
This woman in the fur coat may have also caught a glimpse of the killer.
She is reportedly the friend 27- year old Ennis Cosby was on his way to see.
Sources say when he got a flat tire he called her from his car phone and asked her to come down and shine headlights on his car.
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((WILLIE WILLIAMS/L.A. POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE DOING SOME BACKGROUND ON HIS LAST 24 TO 48 HOURS TO TRY TO DETERMINE WHERE HE WAS SO WE CAN FIND OUT IF THIS WAS A CHANCE ENCOUNTER OR SOMETHING THAT WAS PLANNED OR IF HE WAS FOLLOWED.))
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Police hoped to have a composite sketch tonight, but the witness is apparently too traumatized by what she saw.
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Three separate fires set within minutes of each other Wednesday night have Lynchburg authorities concerned that a serial arsonist is back at work.
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Since last spring, 18- fires have been set in the neighborhood near the intersection of Fort Avenue and 12th Street.
Fire officials call their unknown suspect "the Midnight Torch"... most of the blazes were discovered between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Investigators say trying to establish a profile and motive for the arsonist has been difficult.
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((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: DIFFERENT REASONS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE, AND AGAIN, WHY THIS PERSON, IF INDEED IT IS ONE PERSON DOING THIS, RIGHT NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHY. WE COULD SPECULATE BUT THAT'S ALL IT WOULD BE, WOULD BE SPECULATION AT THIS POINT.))
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Property owners whose buildings have been damaged now take extra security precautions.
All of the fires have been set in or near unoccupied buildings.
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Straight ahead-- a punishment for the speaker of the House is mulled over on capitol hill...
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And at the STATE capitol, meet the fifth female to be governor-- in the model general assembly...the story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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The House ethics committee members just moments ago voted seven-to-one in favor of the recommended punishment for Newt Gingrich--saying the speaker showed a quote "disregard and lack of respect" for house rules.
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Gingrich's lawyer says the House Speaker offers his sincere apology for his admitted ethical lapses.
The committee will ask the House to reprimand Gingrich and require him to pay a 300- thousand dollar penalty.
The reprimand would allow Gingrich to keep his post as speaker.
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Federal agents and state police were called to Virginia's Planned Parenthood headquarters in Richmond today.
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Nothing was found.
But an unlocked door -- and the bombing of an Atlanta abortion clinic yesterday -- put clinic workers in a higher state of alert than usual.
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((KAREN RASCHKE/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE HAVE RECEIVED THINGS IN THE MAIL WHICH I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCLOSE AND I HAVE RECEIVED THREATS OVER MY PHONE AT WORK.))
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At the same time the clinic was being searched, the state senate's leading opponent of abortion condemned the Atlanta bombing on the senate floor.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY: IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING I THINK TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO CONDEMN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA FOR WHATEVER THE REASON. AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT ACTION YESTERDAY BE BROUGHT SWIFTLY TO JUSTICE.))
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Mark Earley is the sponsor of a bill up for debate in the House next week.
It would make any violent assault that ended a pregnancy a separate crime from the assault on the mother.
Earley says it's NOT intended to erode abortion rights.

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A Campbell County teenager will have some interesting stories to share when she heads back to the classroom.
The young woman spent the day presiding over the state as part of the MODEL General Assembly.
Ellen Qualls has her story.
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Altavista High School senior Taylor West was elected last year, but her real work will only span four days in April.
That's when the Virginia YMCA Model General Assembly will do the work it takes the REAL Assembly 45 days to do.
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((GOV. ALLEN: HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR COLLEGE YET? TAYLOR WEST: ACTUALLY I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED EARLY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. GOV. ALLEN: AWWWHHHHHH! thru hand wave))
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Yes, she's going out of state.
But that doesn't mean she wouldn't like to come back and take over George Allen's seat of power some day.
She's even a little critical of his new academic standards.
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((TAYLOR WEST/MGA GOVERNOR: I THINK SOME OF THE STANDARDS THAT HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED WERE PERHAPS ESTABLISHED WITHOUT AS GOOD A CONSULTING AS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN.))
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((TAYLOR WEST: I'M A MODERATE WITH LEFTWARD LEANINGS. I'M A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE LIBERAL SIDE OF THINGS. SO THERE MAY BE SOME THINGS THAT GOVERNOR ALLEN AND I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH.))
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Well he's got some advice for her anyway.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND WHATEVER PROMISES YOU MAKE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, DO 'EM. DON'T OVER PROMISE THOUGH. SO JUST FIGURE OUT SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, HOWEVER MANY THINGS YOU WANT TO DO, IN POLITICS OR IN A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP, AND STICK TO 'EM.))
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And by the way, she's the fifth female governor in 50 years of MGA history.
Virginia voters have never elected one.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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Tonight on Primetime sports-- Dennis Rodman's latest incident isn't taken lightly--
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And one of the Cavaliers star basketball players is benched for tomorrow's game-- details ahead.
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The odds may be astronomical, but tonight Roanokers are hoping for a piece of a record pay- off.
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The jackpot in the Big Game multi- state lottery has reached 38- million dollars.
That's the largest jackpot in the history of the Virginia lottery and the largest in the country this week.
While players weren't knocking down the doors tonight, lottery retailers say business has picked up with the rising reward.
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Lottery officials say they won't be disappointed if no one wins later tonight.
A jackpot topping 40 million dollars would keep the Big Game in the public eye for another week. Forecasts
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On Health Check-- Clogged arteries are responsible for heart disease and now researchers say they may also cause Alzheimer's Disease...the most common form of dementia.
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A study in the journal "Lancet" found patients with Alzheimer's Disease were more likely to have clogged arteries-- which can reduce blood flow to the brain.
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This may be one way they contribute to the development of dementia.

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Our video pick is guaranteed to take the sting out of our cold snap.
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Tonight's video comes from Antarctica where Norwegian polar explorer Booerge Ousland has resumed his attempt to become the first person to trek alone and unaided across the Antarctic.
He has 28- miles to go.
Once he arrives, Ousland will have crossed nearly 18- hundred miles in temperatures sometimes as low as minus 55- degrees Celsius... that's about 30- below zero.
In 1994, Ousland became the first person to walk alone and unsupported to the North Pole.
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Tonight on Primetime sports hereon WEFC, Despite the cold and numerous school closings today we found some high school hoops tonight plus, the NBA breaks bad on bad boy Dennis Rodman.
And WDBJ is all set for another LIVE broadcast tomorrow as we attempt to warm you up with hoops from the Radford University Dedmon Center.
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But first the NCAA has suspended UVa star Harold Deane for one game because he played Wednesday night against Wake Forest without being enrolled in the required 12 semester hours.
Deane, who is on schedule to graduate with his class in May, was only enrolled in 11 hours when the new semester began on Wednesday night.
He planned to add a course during the University's five day drop-add period, but the oversight wil force him to sit out tomorrow night's game against Duke.
Now your scores.
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The William Fleming Colonels traveled into Knight country tonight to battle Cave Spring in a Roanoke Valley District battle.
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A meeting of the new coaches minds in this one as Billy Hicks and Roland Lovelace had at it.
Fleming jumped out to a big lead, William Hankins gives to Roland Reynolds who buries the trey from the corner, 26-12 Colonels with 1:26 left in the first half.
Hankins them makes the steal and goes coast to coast for the lay up, 40-17 fleming early on in the second half.
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Cave Spring always puts up a fight. The Knights Spencer Baird dishes to senior center Alex Phillips for the bucket inside.
Ricky Dierker tries to pull his Knight closer with this three pointer off the pick, but the Colonels cruise past Cave Spring 65 TO 53.
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The NBA has apparently had enough of Dennis Rodman and his bizarre, unpredictable behavior.
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Today the League suspended the Chicago Bulls forward for at least 11 games without pay and ordered him to undergo counseling for kicking cameraman Eugene Amos on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
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As expected - Rodman, his agent and the player's union say the suspension is too harsh. Prosecutors are still contemplating filing charges in Minneapolis.

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LIVE local, college basketball is coming your way tomorrow on Your Hometown Station as Radford hooks up with UNC-Greensboro from the Dedmon Center at two o'clock.
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The Spartans, who are the defending league champs have taken their lumps early this year playing the likes of Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Stanford, Ga. Tech and Duke.
But they come into Radford with a perfect two and oh mark in the Big South.
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((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH:)) ((ANTHONY WALKER/RADFORD SENIOR GUARD:)) ((COREY REED/RADFORD JUNIOR FORWARD:))
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If you can't make it to the game check us out at two tomorrow.
Roy Stanley, Radford Hall of Famer Ron Shelburne and I will have the call for you from the Dedmon Center.
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Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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One of Bill Cosby's t-v daughters talks about the death of Ennis Cosby.
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Plus Scott Prince reports on how this cold weather is effecting the valley.
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on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, Have a good weekend. These are just some of the stories you'll see in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11