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Today on News 7 at 5, a setback delays workers trying to restore gas service to Wythe County following an explosion
yesterday.
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and traffic is still slow on Interstate 81 as repairs continue after a multicar accident yesterday.
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On Health Check, researchers believe your diet could effect your brain.
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and President Clinton proposes tax cuts to help families take care of their elderly and disabled loved ones.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.
The answer to that question is still unknown.
In the meantime, some people are still without gas service tonight-
A setback today sidelined gas company workers who've already been working overtime to restore service.
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The pipeline exploded around 2-AM Sunday sending flames 300- feet in the air.
No one was seriously hurt-- although a nearby home and business were destroyed.
The explosion left nearly 15-hundred customers in the Wytheville area without gas service.
By this morning, about 60-percent were back on line.
But crews suffered a set back around 9-30 when gas pressure dropped off causing some customers to lose service, yet again.
About five hours later the problem was corrected-- and crews were back on the road.
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((JUDY MOSS/UNITED CITIES GAS CO.:AS WE APPROACH EVENING WE'RE ASKING RESIDENT TO PLEASE LEAVE THEIR PORCH LIGHTS ON AND WE'LL KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND COE ON IN AND RELIGHT THE PILOT AND TURN THEIR METER ON AND GET THEIR SERVICE STARTED. ))

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Gas company officials say they plan to work around the clock until they have service restored for everyone.
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State police are investigating the cause of yesterday's fatal crash on 81. Meanwhile, northbound I-81 traffic is still down to one lane, causing traffic to slow down. [Take Pinnacle Page] Officials identified the four people who died in the accident. The victims were 15-year old Leah (Lee-ah) Marie Nabors and her brother 19-year old Jonathan Owen Nabors, both of Alabama.
24-year old Dean Richard (Muck-lah-vicks) Muklevicz and 49-year old Douglas Hubert Austin both of Tennessee are also dead.
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More than 30-people were involved in the crash. Rescue officials say, judging from the wreckage, they were surprised by how many people survived.
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((ROBERT WEIKEL/CLEAN-UP DIRECTOR; WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE AND LOOKED AT THE SCENE, I FIGURED THERE WOULD BE A LOT MORE FATALITIES THAN WHAT THERE WERE.))
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Northbound traffic along the Buffalo Creek Bridge near Lexington has crawled through as cleanup crews worked trying to clear the way.
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((TRAFFIC ROLLING THROUGH PAST THE WRECK SCENE.))
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Officials expect both lanes of traffic will open sometime this evening.[5-Survivors]


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Some of the people who responded to yesterday's wreck have spent their careers training for disasters.
Others were rookies.
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Tony (SCHMEEG) Schmieg works in the emergency room at Stonewall Jackson Hospital.
That's where crews brought 20 crash victims.
He compared his job yesterday to what a soldier does when he's called into duty.
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((DR. TONY SCHMIEG: A SOLDIER GOES OFF TO WAR, HE'S NOT HAPPY, BUT THAT'S WHAT HE'S TRAINED FOR AND THAT'S THE SAME WITH US. WE'RE ALL TRAINED FOR EMERGENCIES SO WHEN AN EMERGENCY HPAPNES, IT CAN BE TREMENDOUSLY SATISFYING FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW.))
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People like Imojene Lotts never thought her job description would include driving crash victims back to the Natural Bridge Hotel.
But that's what she did yesterday.
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((IMOJENE: TRANSPORTING TOURISTS IS OUR JOB AND I ENJOY IT ... THIS WAS QUITE DIFFERENT.))
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Those who pitched in yesterday said it was an entire community effort.
They said there's no way to plan for something like this, but having so many people volunteer their services made everyone's job easier.
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Mother Nature is taking her toll on other parts of the nation.
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In Chicago people are digging out from a New Years blizzard.
Some used shovels-
Others tried pails to uncover their cars-
The driver of this van made it out but then had trouble navigating the streets-
Air travel all but but shut down at O'Hare international- but it is now beginning to return to normal.
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((NAT SHOVELING))
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From Michigan to Buffalo and beyiond people are digging out- many from Lake Effect snow.
Up to 15 inches fell in Detroit.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Elizabeth Dole could be considering a run for the White House,
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And it's official: Jesse the Governor Ventura as Minnesota swears in its new chief of state.
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About a thousand people in our area are losing their jobs now that two more textile plants are closing.
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Workers at the Pluma sewing plant in Rocky Mount make sweatshirts, sweatpants and jerseys.
But this plant has been unable to fill positions -- and the company's profits are down -- so the Rocky Mount facility will close in April.
That leaves 225 people out of work.
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The Pluma facility in Eden, North Carolina is also closing.
654 people there will lose their jobs, but they have the option of filling empty positions within the company.


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Danville police have arrested a man for drunk driving-- after he was involved in a crash with a school bus.
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The accident happened around three this afternoon on Route-265 near Holland Road.
The bus driver and one student were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
There was one other student on the bus who was not injured.
Police believe Thomas (Scarce) Scearce, who was driving this red pickup truck, forced the bus off the road and over the embankment.
Scearce was arrested for DUI at the scene.
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A lucky break helped Bedford County authorities nab a man they say is a major marijuana dealer in the Stewartsville area.
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A man arrested last night on unrelated charges told police he bought a large amount of marijuana from 43-year old Jack E. Dearing.
Police raided Dearing's home this morning and found more than five pounds of dried marijuana throughout the house.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE HAD INFORMATION THAT SOME PRETTY MAJOR MARIJUANA OPERATION WAS IN OPERATION IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTY AND I SUSPECT.. I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE.. BUT I SUSPECT THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.))
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Dearing has been charged with manufacturing and distribution of marijuana.
Authorities say his property also may be forfeited to the government.
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Elizabeth Dole is stepping down as President of the American Red Cross-
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leading to speculation that she may make a run for the White Hosue.
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((l LOVE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BUT THE RED CROSS IS NOW SOLID AS A ROCK AND AT THIS IMPORTANT TIME IN OUR NATIONAL LIFE I BELIEVE THERE MAY BE ANOTHER WAY FOR ME TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.))
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But Dole would not say how she would serve the country- only saying she hasn't made any definite plans.
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((SOON I WILL BEGIN CONSIDERING NEW POSSIBLITITES THERE ARE EXCITING POSSIBILITIES I WILL CHOOSE ONE AND PURSUE IT WITH ALL MY MIGHT.))
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Dole has served as Red Cross President for eight years. She has consistently scored high in public opninon polls as a potential Presidential Candidate.
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Former Professional Wrestler Jesse "The body" Ventura is now the new Governor of Minnesota.
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He was sworn in today.
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ILITY SO HELP ME GOD. CONGRATULATIONS GOVERNOR.THANK YOU SIR. CHEERS.))
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Ventura took the oath of office before a packed room- including pal Arnold Schwarzenneger who co-starredin several films with Ventura.
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Ventura becomes the first member of the Reform party to win a state wide election.
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When Books, Strings and Things left downtown Roanoke, it left a hole in the Market area.
But there's a new bookseller that has taken its place
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As cold air grips the area, it's a good time to think of indoor activities to occupy your time.
Andrew Freiden is checking out a new place to enjoy an old standby.
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Coming up in Sports, there's a new Big Cat in the Panther's Den. Mike Stevens will have the details. And on Health Check,
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President Clinton proposes a new intitiative to help people pay for long term health care for their families.
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Two million American families who have to pay for long term care for elderly or disabled relatives could be getting a tax break.
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A four part intiative annouced today would give such families a one thousand dollar tax cut to compensate caregivers.
The five year, six BILLION dollar intiative also proposes the government offer federal workers long term care insurance to set an example for other employers.
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The President didn't say how he plans to pay for the program, but White House officials indicate Clinton wants to close a series of corporate tax loopholes.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to fight the pain of arthritis. The manufacturer says it doesn't have any unpleasant side effects, but the F-D-A doesn't totally agree.
Heather Murphy has more.
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A new study suggests that reducing caloric intake may slow or even stop several age related brain disorders including Alzheimer's.
Researchers at the Univesrity of Kentucky found when they restricted the food intake of test rats, their brains withstood the ravages of Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease.
Rats that were allowed to eat all they wanted were less resistant to the diseases.
Researchers say it's not clear whether humans could get similar benefits from eating less. But they do say it couldn't hurt.


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They're deciding a national football champion tonight. With that here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Panthers]


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Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker.
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We begin down in Charlotte where the Carolina Panthers officially welcomed Geroge Seifert to town anf made his the team's new head coach.
Seifert is the winningest coach in NFL history based on winning percentage.
He says he would not have come to Carolina if he didn't think the Panthers could win big.
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Seifert has been inside Ericsson stadium twice, but he wasn't all that impressive.
Twice he brought the 49ers to the queen city and twice he lost.
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College football's national champion will be crowned tonight in Tempe, Arizona as unbeaten Tennessee takes on Flordia State.
The winner gets a big trophy.
But this game is also about jewelry.
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And don't forget that the Roanoke Express will be back home in action tomorrow night in the rescheduled Elton John game that was originally set for Friday night
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February 19th. The game with the very appropriately named Toledo Storm will pit two of the hottest teams in the league against each other tomorrow night.
The Express and Northwest division leaders are both 7-and-2 and 1 in their last ten games.
Faceoff tomorrow night is at seven.
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Coming up at six more Express news concerning goalie Daniel Berthiaume.
Have a safe night everybody.

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Tickets for the Elton John concert at the Roanoke Civic Center go on sale Saturday.
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As we've already told you, it'll be a solo performance... just the Rocket Man himself and his piano, no warm-up act, no co-stars.
Tickets START at 35-dollars apiece.
And they're available at the Civic Center Box office beginning at 10-A-M Saturday or through Ticketmaster, either by phone or "on-line."
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