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Good Evening.
A nationwide recall of 800-thousand Child Car seats.
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The Evenflo On My Way child seat and carrier is being recalled because a locking mechanism on the handle can slip.


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Changes are on the way for one local hospital.
Stonewll Jackson hospital is cutting ties with Carillion and it's making major plans to renovate. [SUPER=03-Salem;]



A mail order business with a major distribution centeer in Salem is Closing.
Workers at Telebrands found out today they only have two months to look for a new job.
Plus another school is expressing interest in U-V-A coach Jeff Jones.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 AFTER the ballgame.


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An employer of more than 200-people is leaving the area.
Telebrands announced today it is closing its distribution center in Salem.
The company has a history of run-ins with the law and the Better Business Bureau.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, that's NOT the reason why Telebrands says it's shutting down.
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A plane piloted by Lynchburg city council candidate Stewart Hobbs was forced to make an emergency landing this afternoon.
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Hobbs and two passengers had just taken off from the Lynchburg airport when the engine failed in their A-36 Bonanza Beechcraft.
Hobbs decided he could "not" make it safely back to the airport and instead landed in a field about three miles away.
He suffered a small cut above his left eye, but his passengers were uninjured.
The plane's propeller, wings and landing gear were damaged in the landing.
State police are investigating.
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[Infant-Recall]


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The government is announcing a recall of a popular infant carrier-car seat combination- because a locking mechanism on the handle can slip. [pinnacle board]
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The recall affects the Evenflo "On My Way" Child Seat and Carrier- Model numbers 207 and 492.
They were built over a year and half ending in July of 1997.
800 thousand seats are affected.
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say babies can be tossed out if the locking mechanism slips while it's being used as a carrier, outside the car.
The Counsumer Product Safety Commission says it was tough getting the manufacturer to agree to the recall.
Company documents blame the problem on abnormal use.
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[Clinton-Leak]


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There's been another leak -- and this one has President Clinton fuming.
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The Washington Post got hold of his deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit. According to the article the President denied under oath he ever had sex with Monica Lewinsky- As for allegations he sexually harassed Jones, Mr. Clinton says he doesn't even remember meeting her.
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((FOR ONE THING I HAVE NOT READ THE ARTICLE FOR ANOTHER THING I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE ARTICLE IS ACCURATE OR NOT.)) [14:03:43] ((ROBERT BENNETT/CLINTON'S ATTORNEY: THE RELEASE OF PRESIDENT CLINTON'S DEPOSITION WAS FRANKLY ONE OF THE MOST RECKLESS REPREHENSIBLE, UNETHICAL THINGS I'VE SEEN IN THIS TOWN IN A VERY LONG TIME.))
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[Jordan]


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Presidential confidant Vernon Jordan testified before the grand jury again today.
He says he never told or encouraged Monica Lewinsky to lie.
Jordan also talked about how he helped find Lewinsky a job away from the White House.
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((VERNON JORDAN/CLINTON CONFIDANT: MY EFFORTS TO FIND HER A JOB WERE NOT A QUID PRO QUO FOR THE AFFIDAVIT THAT SHE SIGNED.))
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Jordan spoke to reporters after completing a second day of testimony.
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[Stonewall-Jackson ]


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Changes are underway at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexginton both inside and outside the facility-- beginning with a new management company and plans for renovation.
Stacey Martin has more.
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A few twists and turns may do for a physical examination for a strained wrist.
But, the way outpatient or emergency care is set up at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, a more thorough examination would mean a much longer wait than normal...because of an old set up that has blood work, and testing for specimens located in opposite wings of the hospital.
But, the board of directors is hoping to change that.
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((GREG REATZ/VICE PRESIDENT SJH BOARD OF DIRECTORS: WE'RE HOPING IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO RENOVATE IS OUR FIRST PLAN OF ACTION AND WE'VE BEEN TOLD BY THE ARCHITECTS THAT THEY FEEL THAT'S A REASONABLE EXPECTATION.))
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Reatz says the renovations would improve the staff's efficiency and make better use of space like this empty ob/gyn unit.
But there's more--after five years under Carilion's management, the hospital is taking a stab at a new affiliation with a new company --Valiance.
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((GREG REATZ/VICE PRES. SJH BOARD OF DIRECTORS:VALIANCE IS A SYSTEM OR AN ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS. THERE AREN'T ANY OWNED HOSPITALS THERE ISN'T ANY SEPARATE HIERARCHY. IT'S JUST A COLLABORATION OF INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS. WE FEEL THAT'S REALLY ATTUNED TO HOW WE VIEW OURSELVES.))
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After years of keeping its operations under wraps, the board is now also asking for community input--with its next public forum scheduled for March 12th. Stacey Martin News7.))


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A jailed abortion protester makes rounds of two area jails. We'll have the details in a minute.
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and a decision by the General Assembly could determine if two elderly ladies get to stay in the place they've come to know as home.
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[Benham]


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Jailed anti-abortion activist Flip Benham is back in Lynchburg tonight after a brief stay in a Bedford County jail.


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Benham was transferred to Moneta last night to help relieve overcrowding in the Lynchburg facility.
But Bedford authorities returned him this afternoon after deciding they could "not" handle an inmate of his notoriety.
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((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA INTEREST IN REVEREND BENHAM AND BECAUSE OF THE MAIL, BECAUSE OF THEIR INABILITY TO HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM, THEY REQUESTED WE BRING HIM BACK. AND TO KEEP DOWN ANY HARD FEELINGS AMONG ANY DEPARTMENTS, WE'RE DOING THAT.))
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Benham is serving a six-month jail term for trespassing at E-C Glass High School last fall.
His supporters are planning mass protests on his behalf next Friday.
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[Elderly-Care]


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A dispute over elderly care in Lynchburg has reached the halls of the General Assembly in Richmond.
And what lawmakers decide will have a major impact on the lives of two elderly women.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Dora Cunningham makes a living caring for two elderly women in her home on Edley Street in Lynchburg.
But when a neighbor complained Cunningham was running a nursing home in a residential neighborhood, a judge ordered the former nurse to find new homes for her patients.
Now she's fighting back.. at the request of city councilman Robert Garber, state senator Steve Newman has amended a bill in the General Assembly that would allow homes to take in up to four elderly or disabled patients and still be treated the same as a single- family residence.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK WE'VE LOOKED AT ALL THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED AT AND I THINK THIS BILL BASICALLY SOLVED ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM THE CONCERNS THAT CAME FORWARD TO BEGIN WITH.)) [RUNS:12]
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WELL, THE SITUATION IN LYNCHBURG IS UNFORTUNATE. NO ONE WANTS TO KICK THESE ELDERLY LADIES OUT OF THEIR HOUSE. AND HOPEFULLY WITH THE AMENDMENT THAT WE HAVE FOUND TO GO ON THE BILL THAT'S CURRENTLY IN THE HOUSE, WE WILL SOLVE THAT PROBLEM AND LET THOSE LADIES CONTINUE TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE.)) [RUNS:13]
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((While she's encouraged by the recent developments, Dora Cunningham says she's still under a court order to have her two patients out by April 1st, and she won't relax until THAT has been rescinded. If the bill does pass the General Assembly, lawmakers have asked that it take effect immediately.)) [RUNS:17]
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Cunningham says she's fighting this battle not just for herself, but for elderly residents everywhere.
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((DORA CUNNINGHAM/ELDERLY CAREGIVER: AND I'M SURE THAT IT'S A RELIEF FOR A LOT OF THE ELDERLY COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT AT ONE POINT, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE AS TO WHERE THEY WANT TO SPEND THEIR LAST YEARS.)) [RUNS:10]
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And for Cunningham's patients, there's no place like home.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Up next on the newscast,
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the discovery of ice on the moon could change the way we think of our nearest neighbor.
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[Moon-Water]


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Water on the moon- Well ice really.
But to scientists the first evidence of water at the moon's poles is key.
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((THE IMPLICATIONS OF COURSE ARE TREMENDOUS. ))
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The lunar prospector brought back the evidence- The water is actually frozen in dirt- It's estimated the size of a four square mile lake, 35 feet deep-
If extracted it could help with future human colonies and for refueling the space shuttle.
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((AS I THINK MOST OF YOU KNOW WATER CAN BE DECOMPOSED INTO HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN WHICH IS THE MAIN PROPELLENT FOR THE SHUTTLE'S MAIN ENGINES.))
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Scientists say the discovery could revolutionize space exploration leading the way to a permanent lunar space station.
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[S-Extra]


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ACC tournament highlights from Greensboro as State pulls off an upset and UVa looks to do the same.
Plus, Jeff Jones is being considered for another job, and Roy Stanley checks in with the 5 high school teams still alive in the hunt for state titles.
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But first a good night for the Macho Man Randy Savage took a turn for the worse quickly tonight as the NWO ganged up on their one time member on Thursday night Thunder.
Eventually, Sting with bat in hand would come to the "Slim Jim" man's rescue in Columbus, Ohio.
Now some scores.
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The Virginia Cavaliers had the unenviable task of opening the ACC tournament against not only the event's number one seed, but also the country's number one team, Duke.
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Jeff Jones coaching what is likely is final game for the Cavaliers, more on that in a moment.
But first, last night his team would give it's all as Donald Hand scores on the team's first possesion to set the tone.
Later watch Curtis Staples with the quick release off the inbounds pass. He swishes the three pointer and Virginia trails by just five, 29-to-24 at halftime.
But UVa came out ice cold in the second half and Duke just took over inside pounding the boards and fouling out Colin Ducharme with 15 minutes to go.
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The Blues Devils end UVa's season with a 63 to 41 drubbing in the opening round.
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[S-State]


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In the first game of the night the Florida State Seminoles tried a complete the trifecta against N.C. State and get their third win of the season against the Wolfpack.
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The Wolfpack was in control most of the first half as C.C. Harrison gets inside in the paint and scores. It's 40-to-35 Pack at the break.
But in the second half the Noles would turn up the intensity. Kerry Thompson strips Justin Gainey and goes in for the layup.
The Noles stayed agressive as LaMarr Greer pounds the boards and scores to put FSU in front.
But State went on an 18-to-nothing run and the Wolfpack hangs on to beat Florida State 65 to 63.
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[PINNACLE PAGE FRIDAY AFTERNOON]
The Wolfpack will now meet arch rival North Carolina in the second of today afternoon's quarterfinals.
The first game you can watch later today here on WDBJ tips off at Noon as Maryland takes on Georgia Tech.
That State-Carolina game should start around two.
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[pinnacle page friday night]
The final quarterfinal matchup later tonight at seven pits Wake Forest against the Clemson Tigers.
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In one other UVa note from the tournament, Western Kentucky athletic director Lewis Mills says he has received permission to talk with Jeff Jones about the Hilltoppers coaching vacancy.
Jones is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky but his only coaching experience has been at UVa, where he has been the Cavs head coach since 1990.
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[S-College]


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In the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals today U-Mass, Temple, Xavier and _____ all won and advanced to the semi-finals.
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But the thriller of the day was in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden, where Rutgers continued its Cinderella run.
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Rutgers trailed Georgetown 60-to-59 with time running out when Jeff Billit calmly drove around the Hoya defense and hit this running one hander as time expired to give Rutgers a 61-to-60 win.
The Scarlet Knights will now play [SUPER=33-Rutgers/61/Georgetown/60;]

U-Conn in the semi-finals tomorrow night at seven.
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[S-Big]


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In one other basketball note, News 7 sports has learned that Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander was in Roanoke today touring the Roanoke Civic Center and exploring the possibility that the conference may play its postseason tournament here in the Star City.
The conference is also looking at Asheville, Charlotte, Rock Hill and of course Lynchburg - the tourney's home this year.

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Still to come tonight, March Madness is also here for the high school regular season survivors.
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Roy Stanley checks in with the final five who carry the banner for this part of the state into quarterfinal play.
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[S-High]


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Five area high schools are gearing up for the Virginia High School League state basketball tournament which opens later tonight and continues on Saturday with quarterfinal play.
Roy Stanley has a high five for the five teams that are still alive and kicking.
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((The Lady Knights of Cave Spring lost in the regional championship. And to get past James Madison this weekend the Knights will need a good shooting night.)) ((LINDA LONG/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH: )) ((G.W. Danville must also bounce back from a loss in the regional championship game.
Danville's pressure defense will be a key as the Eagles take on West Potomac.)) ((CHRIS CARTER/DANVILLE HEAD COACH: )) ((Liberty is going for its third consecutive Group Two A state championship.
The Minutemen play Graham a team that has an advantage when it comes to size.)) ((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((KEVIN JOHNSON/MAGNA VISTA HEAD COACH: )) ((Glenvar will play Haysi at Radford University. Art Lawrence is counting on past experience at the state level to get past the Tigers.)) ((ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR HEAD COACH: )) ((Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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[S-Martin]


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Casey Martin, the Nike Tour player who recently won his much publicized fight to ride in a cart during tournaments
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played in his first event since winning the suit today and performed extremely well under the pressure.
He shot a very respectable three under par round of 69 during the first round of the Austin Open. (-------------) He started the day with a 31 on the front side, but shot 38 on the back nine to finish three shots out of the lead.