[Fatal-Wreck]

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We now know the identities of the four people killed yesterday on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
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None were from Virginia.
The victims are: Douglas Hubert Austin of Atoka Tennessee, Dean Richard (muk-LEV-ich) Muklevicz of Memphis Tennessee, Jonathon Owen Nabors and his 15 year old sister Leah Marie Nabors both of Alabaster Alabama.
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The accident happened just after eight yesterday morning on the Buffalo Creek Bridge in Rockbridge County. Officials dug through the debris of crushed vehicles for hours searching for signs of life. An Arlington resident who was driving back from Los Angeles was one of the few who escaped injury.
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((OSCAR ORALLANIN/VICTIM; I DROVE TWO DAYS AND NOTHING.....JUST A COUPLE OF MORE.))
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More than twenty people were inured in the accident. Northbound traffic was re-routed for the majority of the day.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN] One northbound lane was reopened late last night.
V-Dot says to expect alternating lane closures today as wreckage is cleared from the highway.
At this hour, traffic is backed up for about a half mile, but is slowly moving through the accident scene.
V-Dot hopes to have both lanes open by five this afternoon.
D-E-Q and Haz-mat teams are on the scene now, checking for possible runoff of gas, diesel fuel and anti-freeze into Buffalo Creek.
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[Wythe-Explosion]


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Authorities in Wytheville are still trying to figure out what caused yesterday's natural gas explosion.
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The explosion early yesterday morning shot flames 300 feet into the air.
The intense heat caused a nearby house and motorcycle shop to catch fire.
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((KENDRA EASTWOOD/FIRE FIGHTER:I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. THE HEAT WAS INTENSE? YES, IT MELTED THE STICKER ON MY HELMET. )) ((DONNIE WIDNER/IVANHOE FIRE FIGHTER: IT WAS REAL BRIGHT, LIKE DAY LIGHT, YOU COULD SEE IT, I WAS TALKING TO ONE OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS, YOU COULD SEE IT 10- MILES DOWN THE ROAD. ))
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[SUPER=01-Donnie Widner/Ivanhoe Fire Fighter; :07]
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It took firefighters several hours to gain the upper hand.
Gas company officials had to close off valves for some 30 miles in both directions to lower the gas pressure so that the fire could die down.
That allowed crews to turn off the gas valves at the site of the explosion.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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More than 14-hundred homes in the Wytheville area were left without gas.
Service has been restored to many of them.
But this morning crews ran into technical problems and some of those homes lost service, again.

If you haven't reported the second outage-- you're asked to call United Cities gas company.[Israel]


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Israel is deporting eleven members of a Denver- based doomsday cult.
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[4:05:11]
The court ruling comes one day after Israeli police detained members of the group.
Police say they were planning a shootout with police at the end of 19-99, in hopes of bringing about the second coming of Christ.
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((NEIGHBOR: ACTUALLY WHEN THE POLICE CAME THEY CAUGHT THEM IN THE GARDEN SITTING DOWN THERE. ))
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[VO-NAT]
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[4:01:53]
Meantime, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli troops aren't letting Palestinians in or out of the city following a shooting this morning.
Two Israeli women were wounded when suspected Palestinian militants fired two dozen bullets at their passing vehicle.
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[Clinton]


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President Clinton's impeachment trial tops the agenda as lawmakers return to Washington this week.
Senators are expected to meet Thursday to consider a plan that calls for an early vote on whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a full impeachment trial.
Meantime, White House officials say the President is keeping his options open for his State of the Union Address which is scheduled for January 19th.
Some lawmakers, from both parties, want the speech postponed if a trial is still ongoing at that time.
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((REP. ASA HUTCHINSON (R-ARKANSAS)/ IMPEACHMENT MANAGER; THAT'S A DECISION THAT THE SENATORS AND THE PRESIDENT PROBABLY WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT, BUT THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE. I THINK THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WANTS TO SEE THIS CONCLUDED." ))
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Meantime President Clinton this morning announced a one-thousand dollar tax credit for American families taking care of elderly or disabled relatives. [Page 1003]
It's part of a five- year, six billion dollar package that will be sent to Congress. [Page 1004]
Some two million families are expected to benefit.
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[Dole]


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There could be another Dole making a bid for the White House.
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[4:12:13]
Elizabeth Dole is expected to resign from her job as President of the American Red Cross today.
A close adviser says it's a first step toward a possible campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination.
While the Red Cross isn't confirming the report, it did say that Dole will make a major announcement at two this afternoon.
Dole's husband, former Senator Bob Dole, was the Republican presidential nominee in 19-96.
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[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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Despite threats from Saddam Hussein, U-S and British planes have resumed their enforcement of the no-fly zone over northern Iraq.
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[7:17:13]
Yesterday, Saddam called the no-fly zones illegal and vowed that Iraq will fight violations of its airspace.
The Iraqi leader's comments come just days after U-S pilots, saying they'd been fired on, attacked Iraqi air defense units in the no-fly zones.
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((ADM. ALFRED HARMS/REAR ADMIRAL US NAVY HE HAS IOLATED THE NO FLY ZONE ESSENTIALLY AROUND THE CLOCK. THERE IS RHYME OR REASON THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DETECT TO PREDICT WHERE AND WHEN HE WOULD VIOLATE THE NO FLY ZONE. ))
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The no-fly zones were set up by the United States, Britain and France after the Gulf War. They are designed to keep Iraq from using its air power against Kurds in the north and Shiite Muslims in the south.
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[EURO]


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The euro has received a warm welcome in its first day of trading on international currency markets.
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The single European currency opened high in Asian Pacific trading,
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and then continued higher in Europe before falling back slightly.
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The euro wasn't the only thing launched today at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Two pies were unleashed by anti-euro protesters, scoring direct hits on the Dutch finance minister.
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[NTL-WX]


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[WRITER=mel]
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[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


In the midwest they're still digging out from this weekend's huge winter storm.
At least 48 deaths are being blamed on the storm that spread snow, ice, and rain from the Missouri valley all the way to the East coast.
Maureen Maher reports from the city hardest hit, Chicago.
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[Phys-Ed]


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A Tidewater high schooler is trying to change the way interscholastic athletics are counted for physical-education requirements.
Emily Crinklaw says participation in interscholastic sports should count the same as a phys-ed class.
That would allow students to take more classes.
Two tidewater delegates have agreed to sponsor a bill in the next General Assembly session.

[WebWatch]


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[WRITER=eea]
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Sex offenders now have their records posted online in Virginia, and other criminals may be next...
And a new website takes you on a journey into the Civil Rights movement.
Eric Earnhart has more in WebWatch.
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The Virginia State Police set up their sex offender registry website last week, only to have it practically shut down by heavy traffic... They weren't alone...
Connecticut also opened a site, and it two was shut down... and not all sex offenders have registered...as required by law.
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Virginia's Crime Commission also wants to post ORDINARY criminal records on the internet, the legislature will consider that suggestion this month.
Take a trip back into the history of the Civil Rights movement at the Nationl Park services Register of Historic Places. The "We Shall Overcome" exibit takes you to sites like Little Rock's Central High School... The Mason Temple in Memphis. And the WoolWorth 5 and Dime lunch counter in Greensboro.
The University Of Virginia medical school will use a 1.5 million dollar grant to creat a website to collect family histories. The data will help researchers understand how ailments like diabetes, heart disease and cancer pass from generation to generation.
For more information on these sites, click on webwatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
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On to college hoops, where the Maroons of Roanoke College played host to Maryville in the Domino's Lewis-Gale Classic.
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The Maroons were looking for their second win in as many nights.
And Roanoke would start off on a high note. Former Fleming guard Brad Dunleavy gets the pass to Tom Dettloff. He hits the jumper and the Maroons go up 11 to 4.
But Maryville would come right back. Brent Watts misses the jumper but Jon Wright gets the board and the putback to keep the game close.
Then, Roanoke loses the ball in the paint. After the scramble, the Maroons finally get it to
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Ben Halterman, who passes underneath to Dewayne Bullock. Roanoke wins it 67 to 60.
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[Hoops]


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Second- ranked Duke is sitting atop the A-C-C after a big win at College Park.
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Number four Maryland was trying to shake up the rankings.
The Terps trailed by five, but would cut the lead to three when Obino Ekeezie gets the offensive rebound and the hoop to make it 28- 25.
The Blue Devils came right back. William Avery gets the ball to Elton Brand for the basket to make it 30- 25.
But the Terps battled back. Steve Francis drives to the hoop for the reverse layup and foul and the game was tied at 37 at the half.
Duke would pull away early in the second half. Here, the Devils go inside to Brand for the jam. 63 to 48 Duke.
Then, Trajon Langdon takes over.
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He uses the jump stop to get the bucket, and Duke goes on to win it 82 to 64.
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[Iowa]


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Meantime, number 21 Iowa and the Northwestern Wildcats braved more than a foot of snow to make it to their game in Illinois.
The Hawkeyes jumped out the early lead and never looked back-- picking up their ninth straight win at the expense of Northwestern, 52 to 48.
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[NCAA]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bloomington, IN/CBS Sports;]


Number 8 Indiana was at home taking on the fighting Illini.
And Illinois goes up early on the Corey Bradford three pointer.
But the Hoosiers rallied. A.J. Guyton gets out on the break after the steal. He'll score and the game was tied at 26.
Then, just moments later, Guyton would give Indiana the
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lead for good-- hitting the jumper from the foul line, and Indiana wins it 62 to 53.
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