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News-head

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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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A squirrel in the works knocks out power to Roanoke County residents.
People in a Kentucky town evacuate after a fertilizer plant catches fire.
And things don't look good for the latest attempt to sail a balloon around the world.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Fertilizer-fire


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People in Maysville Kentucky were forced out of their homes by an early morning fire at a fertilizer factory.
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The fire at the Cargill Company plant started about 2:30 this morning.
Emergency workers evacuated about 25-hundred people who live nearby.
The plant has stockpiles of herbicides and pesticides, along with 420 tons of ammonium nitrate, one of the chemicals used in the bomb that blew up the Oklahoma City federal building.
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((DEBBIE PHILLIPS/EVACUATED RESIDENT; MY HUSBAND WENT DOWN TO THE CORNER TO TRY AND GET THE NEIGHBORS UP AND HE ALMOST HAD TO BEAT THE DOOR DOWN TO GET 'EM UP, AND THEN SOME OF THE OLDER PEOPLE REALLY DIDNT' WANT TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. SO, YEA, IT WAS SCARY, I AIN'T NEVER HAD TO BE EVACUATED BEFORE. ))
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Firefighters are letting the fire burn itself out. They're afraid putting water on it will spread toxic vapor over populated areas.
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Truck-ax


ANCHOR=Eric
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Rain in California caused more than 200 accidents in the Los Angeles area yesterday...
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Including this one, where 14 tractor trailers collided in a chain reaction crash.
Police say it started when an 18-wheeler came out of a tunnel and hit a concrete barrier.
Trucks kept coming out of the tunnel and getting tangled up in the wreck, which littered the roadway with torn metal and jacknifed trailers.
Three people were hurt, but there were no life-threatening injuries.
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Social-Security


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It's back to work for President Clinton, and social security is on the agenda.
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SUPER=03-Virgin Islands;


The president and his family wrapped up their Virgin Islands vacation with one last trip to the beach today.
Meanwhile The Washington Post reports the president will call for a special session of Congress to address long term funding for the program.
There is also talk of opening it up to early retirees.
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((ROBERT RUBIN/TREASURY SECRETARY; THE IDEA OF ALLOWING PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGE OF 62 AND 65 IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF IDEAS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON...
(QUESTION) SO THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY EXTRA PREMIUMS?

LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT WHATEVER WE PROPOSE WILL BE SELF-FINANCING, IT WILL BE FULLY PAID FOR.))
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Rubin also had a warning about tax cuts, saying it's dangerous to start cutting taxes without a plan to pay for it.

Balloonist


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Things don't look good for balloonist Steve Fossett's flight around the world.
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Fossett ran into trouble today... his cabin heater malfunctioned and he's very cold.
And a remote switch for the balloon's burner is broken.
Fossett is also having trouble making his way south to the jet stream.
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IN Q=If I am not

((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST; IF I AM NOT SUCCESSFUL, THEN I WOULD BE SWEPT BACK UP INTO THE WINDS INTO RUSSIA AND THAT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD COURSE FOR ME. 20:17:51 ALAN BLOUNT/MISSION DIRECTOR; AT THIS POINT IT IS NOT CLEAR TO US WHETHER HE WILL LAND IN RUSSIA, OR CONTINUE ON AND POSSIBLY MAKE AN ATTEMPT AT ANOTHER DURATION RECORD.))
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The mission director says Fossett will be the one who ultimately decides whether or not to continue.
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McMillan


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The first day of the year was also the first day on the job for George McMillan--the new sheriff of Roanoke.
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McMillan has worked for the sheriff's department for 24 years, and has served as chief deputy for 15.
He was elected in November after longtime sheriff Alvin Hudson decided not to seek another term.
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((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: SOMEBODY SAID I'LL HAVE TO WALK IN HIS SHOES A LITTLE WHILE TO UNDERSTAND IT, AND I SAID I CAN NEVER WALK IN HIS SHOES. I CAN FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS LIKE A CHILD DOES HIS DAD, BUT YEAH IT'S A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.))
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Among his first challenges are federal mandates that will change many of the department's procedures... and require an updated computer system.
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((THE SHERIFF HAS TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS BE ON TOP OF THE ISSUE, TRY TO BE THE FIRST, SO I WANT TO TRY TO DO THAT WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM, BUT THE MOST IMMEDIATE THING WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW IS JUST TRYING TO GET REORGANIZED AND USED TO THE SHERIFF BEING GONE.))
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McMillan says he wants people to know that the sheriff's department is a service- oriented agency... and says he's looking forward to working with citizens, city administrators and state legislators. WX1

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Tim Taylor has some competition from a REAL hardware man.
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John Bennett is soon to become the cover model for Stanley Tool Magazine. He won the honor after placing first in an essay competition.
We'll have that story coming up when the news continues.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


AEP-Outage


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For the second time in two weeks, a squirrel knocked out power to thousands of Roanoke County residents.
The day after Christmas, a squirrel got into a transformer at a power station..
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..knocking out nearly six-thousand American Electric Power users.
Earlier today, about four-thousand residents in the same area were without power for about a half-hour for the same reason.
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((TERRY MCMANN/ROANOKE AEP DISTRICT MGR.; SIX TO TWELVE TIMES MAYBE, WE'LL HAVE A SQUIRREL CREATE A PROBLEM IN ONE OF OUR STATIONS THAT WILL AFFECT SOMETIMES SEVERAL THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.))
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McMann says squirrels are not the only animals leaving AEP customers in the dark.
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((WE HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS SOMETIMES WITH BIRDS, EVEN SNAKES, SNAKES CAN GET INTO OUR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SOMETIMES. THINGS A LITTLE LARGER LIKE CATS, RACCOONS AND POSSUMS EVEN.))
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Officials say measures are taken to keep animals out of the stations. But overall, the creatures only present a minor problem.
For every one that causes trouble, a thousand go along without disrupting anything.
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Business-Review


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G-E workers in Salem hope a slow period of production doesn't lead to lay-offs.
And, the soon-to-be-former governor of the Commonwealth promotes economic growth in Southwest Virginia.
Here's Scott Goldberg with this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((General Electric says a production slowdown at its Salem plant is not out of the ordinary and workers should not read anything into it.
But some of the 760-employees forced to take a two-week vacation are worried they'll get laid off when the shutdown ends January 17th.
A spokesman said G-E is "assessing its employment needs."

Southwest Virginia is Open for Business!
That's what Governor George Allen says.
He hung a banner on the capital building, celebrating the region's virtues ... like its location, resources and honest, hardworking people.
The Governor then deemed January "Southwest-Virginia-is-Open-for- Business Month."

An economist with First Union says 19-98 will be a booming year for Virginia's economy.
Mark Vitner says the state will add nearly 80-thousand jobs.
As for the stock market, local analysts have different opinions about where it's going, but most agree the market will not continue to grow as fast as it has in recent years.
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((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER: AFTER THREE SPECTACULAR YEARS, WE'RE LOOKING FOR CORPORATE PROFITS AND EARNINGS TO TO SLOW DOWN THIS YEAR.))
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Dow Jones Pre Pro
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 19-97 growing more than 20-percent for the third straight year.
It finished the week up 286-points.
The Nasdaq was up 70.
That is this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Gun-Show


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Roanoke Civic Center attracted hundreds of civil war enthusiasts and hunters today at the Roanoke Valley Gun Show.
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The quarterly event has been around for 27-years and is believed to be the civic center's very first show.
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((ANNETTE GELLES/GUN SHOW COORDINATOR; WE CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE CIVIC CENTER EVERY YEAR. MY FATHER IS THE ONE THAT STARTED IT. AND IT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OF HIS, COLLECTORS AND THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM THAT THEY RENTED OUT THE EXHIBIT HALL HERE TO HAVE A SHOW AND THAT'S HOW IT GOT STARTED.))
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The show has become more diverse in recent years, with displays of civil war memorabilia and books amid an assorted range of rifles and shotguns.
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((OUR MAIN CUSTOMERS ARE HUNTERS, GUN ENTHUSIASTS, COLLECTORS. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO COME FOR THE COINS, BOOKS. WE HAVE MILITARIA.))
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Looking at old coins can be an educational experience... for example, the face value of an 1882 ten dollar gold piece doesn't mean much... but the coin retails for 295 dollars.
Vendors have already closed-up shop, but will be back in March.
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Stanley-Tools


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edit 20:09:24 Sat. feed
John Bennett will soon replace the saws and hammers usually pictured on the cover of Stanley Tool Magazine.
You could say Bennett is the Tim the tool man of Texas.
Jay Gormley has more.
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Fog in Colorado was delaying flights and backing up traffic on the highways.
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The fog blanketed most of the city.
We'll have the complete story coming up when the news continues.
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Weekend-Promo


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Next weekend, News 7 will begin bringing you more news first thing in the morning.
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Take Fullscreen Board 9403 Weekend News
Join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning.
That will be at eight a-m beginning next Saturday January 10th.
All the news, weather and sports to start off your weekend.
So join us for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday morning.

Colorado-Fog


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edit 15:13:53
Flights were delayed up to three hours as HEAVY fog blanketed much of Denver, Colorado.
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The fog came in yesterday causing the National Weather Service to eventually extend a fog advisory for the northeast portion of the state.
At Denver International, Jefferson County and Centennial Airport visibility was cut down to a quarter-mile.
Traffic on major interstates was also slowed by weather conditions.
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Forecasts
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S-UVA


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Virginia's Colin Ducharme scored his only four points of the game in the last minute yesterday to back up Curtis Staples who hit 24 and Norman Nolan who scored 31 as Virginia beat Wake Forest 73 to 64.
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Jeff Jones and the Cavs playing again in Richmond.
The Cavaliers controlled most of the first quarter as Curtis Staples hits three of his game high 24 to make it 19 to 12.
Wake kept it close in the first half going to the boards hard but the Demon Deacons trailed 28 to 22 at the half.
Dave Odom put in Freshman Robert O'Kelly he hit his first three shots of the second half this three pointer made it 35 to 34 wake.
But the Cavaliers go to Nolan who takes it to the hoop with the left hand to send the game to over time tied at 58 to 58.
Wake's Loren Woods makes the steal and takes it to the hoop for the layup and the Deacons led 60 to 58 early in the overtime.
Staples comes right back and hits SUPER=33-Virginia/73/Wake

Forest/64/;this three pointer to make it 66 to 64 and the Cavaliers hold on for the 73 to 64 win in overtime.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
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Roanoke College had to settle for third place in the Dominio's Lewis Gale Classic at the Bast Center.
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The Maroons came out to start the second half with a 9 point lead.
Roanoke gets it down low to Alex Phillips who muscles his way to the hoop for the score and an 11 point lead.
But the Spartans come right back Brent Fortuny drives the lane and gets the ball to go in drawing the foul.
Roanoke's Nathan Hungate drives the SUPER=33-Roanoke/90/York/82/;lane and

kicks it out to Kyle Murphy who hits the jumper the Maroons win 90 to 82.
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((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
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Wesley and Methodist squared off in the championship game.
Johnny Wilson takes the pass on the wing and knocks down the three pointer for Methodist in the first half.
The Wolverines of Wesley come right back with a three of their own as Russell Tongue hits from behind the line.
Wesley's Dallas Preston works hard SUPER=33-Wesley/75/Methodist/62/;down

low and gets the finger roll to go through the hoop and Wesley wins it 75 to 62.
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Green Bay and Denver win N-F-L playoff games. More later on mornin'.

S-Hoops


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19-th ranked syracuse and 24-th ranked Rhode Island led the way with victories among the top ranked college basketball Teams.
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In Arkansas, The 23-rd ranked Razorbacks had to come from behind to win.
Arkansas started the game on the run Kareem Reid passes the ball to Landis Williams for the slam and a two point lead.
But L-S-U would come back in the second half and when Maurice Carter hit the jumper the game was tied at 55 to 5.
Then Williams gets out on the break SUPER=33-Arkansas/62/LSU/59/;after a

steal and scores the layup and the Razorback's beat L-S-U 62 to 59.
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S-Scores


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In Washington, Bernie Bickerstaff would pick up his 300-th win today.
Juwan Howard leading the way scoring 29 points as the Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns to reach the 500 mark once again.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, It appears that the Buffalo Bills will promote within when replacing head football coach Marv Levy.
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And the Packers and Broncos advance to the N-F-L's divisional championships.
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S-Packers


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The Green Bay Packers have advanced to the N-F-C championship game against San Francisco next weekend.
Dorsey Levens rushed for a team playoff record of 112 yards and a touchdown as Green Bay beat Tampa Bay 21 to 7 to advance to the N-F-C championship game.
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The Packer fans braved the cold weather to cheer for their team at Lambeau field.
Green Bay got on the board in the first quarter Brett Favre throws the 3 yard touchdown pass to tight end Mark Chumra to make it 7 to nothing Pack with 5 minutes left in the quarter.
The packer defense was all over Tampa Bay quarterback Trent Difler on this play Tyrone Williams intercepts the pass and returns it to the Tampa 27 setting up a field goal.
Tampa prevented the shutout in the second half when Mike Alstott takes the handoff and scores from six yards out to make the score 13 to 7 in the third quarter.
Green Bay comes right back capping a drive when Levens takes the handoff
SUPER=30-Green Bay/21/Tampa Bay/7/;and scores from the two and the Packers

beat the Bucs 21 to 7 to remain undefeated in the Playoffs at Lambeau field.
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S-Broncos


ANCHOR=Roy
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The A-F-C championship game will have Denver taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend.
Terrell Davis scored two touchdowns to lead the Broncos over the Kansas City Chiefs 14 to 10.
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Both coaches looked a little tight before the start of today's game and the players were to.
Denver scored the first points of the game in the second quarter when Davis goes over the left side on the one yard run to make it 7 to nothing.
The Broncos led 7 to 3 until the third quarter that's when Elvis Grbac goes to the air and hits Tony Gonzalez on the 12 yard touchdown pass to make it 10 to 7 Chiefs.
That lead lasted until the fourth SUPER=30-Denver/14/Kansas

City/10/;quarter when Davis scores again from the one yard line and the Broncos advance with the 14 to 10 win.
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S-Bills


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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It appears that the Buffalo Bills will go within the organization to name a new head coach to replace Marv Levy.
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Reports in Buffalo today say Wade Phillips accepted the job yesterday during a phone conversation with owner Ralph Wilson.
Phillips has been the Bills Defensive coordinator the past three seasons.
He was a head coach at Denver during the 1993-94 season and left with a 16 and 17 record.
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Wilson has called a news conference for tomorrow but he will not say what for. However, He did not deny Phillips would be Buffalo's new head coach.

Road-Report


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Though the weather is cooperating-- construction may wreck havoc with your commute this week.
Stacey Martin has an update on this week's edition of Road Report.
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((New construction projects are at a standstill, but there are old ones still in progress that may slow you down. pre pro
In Buchanan County traffic may be moving slowly tomorrow along Route 4-60 as crews work to widen the lanes there. pre pro
And, the same is true for Route 58 in Grayson County. The speed limit is reduced to 45 miles per hour and work crews will be directing traffic.
Though it isn't likely that snow will slow down your commute, state police warn there may be a "thawing effect"--where streams of water from melted snow freeze overnight becoming icy patches in the morning.
That's it for this week's Road Report, I'm Stacey Martin.))

Video


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Sea World rescue teams tried to save five Pilot Whales that came ashore on the Florida Space Coast today--
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but it was too late for three of the mammals.
A marine biologist said the leader of the whales was sick and guided the group to the beach.
The two survivors of the ordeal are recuperating at "Marine World" near St. Augustine.
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