Coming up on on News 7 at 5, as NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt is laid to rest in a private ceremony,
we'll talk to fellow driver Ward Burton about the future of Winston Cup without the Intimidator.
Winter weather is a threat for tomorrow. Snow and sleet will occur starting in the morning. Details ahead.
In other news, two products for small children are recalled due to safety problems.
And the man known as the Subway Guy visits Roanoke to tell how he lost more than 200 pounds.
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A Southwest Virginia couple says the town of Pulaski and it's police department violated their rights and will now go to court to prove it...
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A Pulaski couple whose home was mistakenly raided by police is taking the case to court.
It was last May, at four in the morning that police busted into the home of William and Geneva Summers looking for a drug operation.
Police were acting on a tip from an informant who lied to authorities.
Today, the couple and their attorney Tommy Baker filed a suit at the county courthouse naming the Town of Pulaski, the Pulaski Police Department and seven individuals.
The Summers claim the raid violated state law.
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((THOMAS BAKER; TRESPASSING, ASSAULT, BATTERY, DEFAMATION AND VARIOUS OTHER THINGS THAT ARE AGAINST STATE LAW THAT WERE DONE HERE. ))
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Both town and police officials would not comment on the lawsuit.
In Pittsylvania County- a man's been charged with murder in a fatal stabbing.
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Tommy Sellers of Ringgold is accused of killing Jesse White Sr. at White's business-
It happened last month.
Deputies found both men inside the building.
White was dead; Sellers had also been stabbed.
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Dale Earnhardt was buried today in private funeral services in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
The service was open only to family members.
The name of the cemetery where the NASCAR legend was buried is unknown. There is still a public memorial service tomorrow in Charlotte.
Fellow racer and South Boston native Ward Burton plans to attend that service.
He worked alongside Earnhardt for more than a decade and considered him a mentor as well as a friend.
Burton says NASCAR racing will never be quite the same without the intimidator.
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((WARD BURTON/NASCAR RACER: THERE WILL BE OTHER DRIVERS AND OTHER FIGURES OF US THAT RISE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRIVERS COMING UP. BUT THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ONE THAT EXISTS THERE FOR ME AND A LOT OF US THAT IS THERE NOW.))
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Since getting back from the Daytona 500, Burton has thought a lot about the crash and whether more safety features are needed.
Tonight at six, we'll ask him about the hans safety device and whether he plans on wearing it this weekend in Rockingham.
The arrest of a veteran F-B-I agent for spying.. has many asking Why.. in this climate of friendly relations with Russia- does that nation still want to steal our secrets?
Stephen Clark has some answers.
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AS FEDERAL AGENTS CONTINUE TO SEARCH HIS HOME, NEIGHBORS SAY ROBERT
HANSSEN KEPT AN OFF LIMITS ROOM IN HIS BASEMENT WHICH CONTAINED TWO
COMPUTERS. AUTHORITIES BELEIVE HANSSEN MAY HAVE USED THOSE COMPUTERS TO
SPY ON HIS OWN COUNTRY.
Louis Freeh/Director FBI:
He gained access to some of the most sensitive and highly classified information in the United States Government.
HANSSEN WAS CAUGHT, THE F-B-I SAYS, NOT USING COMPUTERS...BUT SPYING THE
OLD FASHIONED WAY.
HE STUFFED A GARBAGE BAG FULL OF DOCUMENTS UNDER A BRIDGE TO BE
RETRIEVED BY HIS RUSSIAN HANDLERS. AND HIS PAYMENT, 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS
CASH, WAS WAITING AT A SEPARATE so-called "DEAD DROP".
Stephen Clark/CBS News:
THE F-B-I CONTINUES TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT JUST WHICH SECRETS HANSSEN SOLD
TO THE RUSSIANS AND HOW MUCH DAMAGE HE'S DONE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. BUT YOU MAY BE ASKING YOURSELF...ISN'T THE COLD WAR OVER...DIDN'T WE WIN?
Michael O'Hanlon/International Security Expert:
The cold war is over, but both sides still worry the other side could be a potential, long-term military adversary. That's one thing that drives the spy-counterspy business.
THE OTHER THING THAT DRIVES THE SPY BUSINESS, ACCORDING TO THE BROOKING
INSTITUTE'S MICHAEL O'HANLON, IS RUSSIA'S DESPERATE NEED FOR CASH.
ONE OF RUSSIA'S MAJOR EXPORTS NOW IS WEAPONS...AND SECRETS.
SPECIFICALLY AMERICAN SECRETS ALLEGEDLY STOLEN BY A ROGUE F-B-I AGENT.
I'm not too worried about what Russia improves in its own military forces. But I am worried about what russia can tell Iran or China or what Russia can sell to Iran or China.
SO, EVEN THOUGH THE COLD WAR IS OVER, RUSSIA AND OTHER POTENTIAL ENEMIES
ARE STOCKING UP IN CASE OF A REAL WAR. AND THAT MEANS AMERICA'S BIGGEST
ENEMY, AT LEAST FOR NOW, MAY BE ON THE INSIDE. IN WASHINGTON, STEPHEN
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The debate over the pledge of Allegiance in school- still up for debate in Richmond.
The bill would mandate all public school children say the Pledge of Allegiance -- or state their objections -- or face suspension. It's been controversial.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: THE KIDS THAT SAT DOWN AND DIDN'T PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG ....THEY JUST TOLD THAT KID HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE WANTS.))
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The bill's sponsor renewed his objections after the House of Delegates stripped out the penalties.
Warren Barry says he actually looked up the word "pinkos" and determined it still applied to those in the House who took all the teeth out of the bill -- like Spotsylvania County's Bobby Orrock (OR-ock).
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((DEL. BOBBY ORROCK/R-SPOTSYLVANIA CO.: THIS BILL IS ABOUT SHOWING PROPER RESPECT FOR OUR FLAG. IT IS ABOUT ENSURING THAT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S ABOUT. BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT LABELS, AND NAME-CALLING, AND PINKOS, AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.))
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Senator Barry says he'll ask the Senate NOT to agree to any version of the bill without a suspension for kids who don't either recite the pledge or have a good reason why NOT.
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You've proably seen that guy who advertises for subway? Jared made his way to Roanoke today.. We'll talk to him.
and if you have small children- you may want to get a pencil. After this break, we'll have recall information on a high chair that could be dangerous-
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Kennedy nephew, Michael Skakel, was in court today-
He appeared in Stmford Connecticut to face murder charges as an ADULT.
Skakel is charged with killing his 15-year old neighbor- Martha Moxely- more than 25 years ago.
Today Skakel did not enter a plea- his attorney instead requested a probable cause hearing to figure out if there's enough evidence to continue.
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((MICHAEL SKAKEL DID NOT COMMIT THIS CRIME. PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING WILL BRING THE WITNESSES HERE. tHEY'LL BE FORCED AGAIN TO TESTIFY. I DON'T THINK A JUDGE MAY IN FACT BUY THEIR TESTIMONY THIS TIME.))
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Meanwhile prosecutors are worried the Kennedy family name could influence the jury pool. They want the trial moved to a different city.
We have news of two recalls that parents will want to pay attention to-
A Wisconsin company is recalling more than 68-thousand cribs that have faulty mattress hooks. The hooks can fail- causing the mattress to fall.
Simmons Juvenile Products says it has more than 800 reports of injuries in just the past four months.
The cribs were sold under the name ``Little Folks'' and painted or stained in more than a dozen different colors. The name Simmons is printed on the top rail.
Most of the recalled cribs were made in 1998.
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Simmons is offering a free repair kit with new mattress brackets and hooks.
You can contact the company at 1-800 421-2951.
Meanwhile another national company is recalling 860- thousand high chairs that could injure children.
Graco (Gray-Co) Children's Products says defective legs could cause its high chairs to fall.
Already 105 children have suffered broken noses, cuts, black eyes, bumps, bruises and at least one concussion while using these chairs.
The high chairs are made of a white plastic seat with white metal legs. The company name is printed on the front of the tray.
Parents are urged to look under the seats for a model number.
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Chairs with model numbers, 3-1-7-0, 3-6-0-5-1, or 7-4-0-0-1 are included in the recall.
They were manufactured from January 1, 1995 to December 8, 1997.
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If you have one of the chairs, you should call Graco for a free repair kit at 1-800-617- 7447.
In Health Check,
A year ago he made-up his own Subway diet to lose weight.
And now 245 pounds lighter, Jared Fogle is a walking advertisement for the restaurant.
Today, Fogle was in Roanoke -- and Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton had the chance to speak with him.
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Joy what does he look like?
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Fogle is now 190 pounds --it's hard to image he used to weigh more than 400 pounds.
And he says while the Subway diet might not be right for everyone --it can help most people to shed the pounds.
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Jared Fogle-- better known as the "Subway"Guy has become a national icon --especially for people who are trying to lose weight.
And so far he's been able to maintain his 245 pound weight loss.
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((JARED FOGLE: THE FAT CELLS ARE THERE IF I LET THE WEIGHT CREAP BACK ON ME THE DOMINO EFFECT COULD HIT REAL SOON. BUT IT REALLY HASN'T BEEN TOUGH I REALLY PUSH THE PLATE OF FOOD AWAY WITHOUT FINISHING IT THESE))
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Fogle who recently graduated from college --says he's now having the time of his life --He's getting paid to do commercial and to travel around the country telling his weight loss story.
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((JARED FOGLE: MAKING ABOUT 8 MILLION DOLLARS A COMMERCIAL --JUST KIDDING))
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While Fogle won't say just how much he's getting paid --He says losing the weight is what really paid off.
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((JARED FOGLE:MY BLOOD PRESSURE WENT DOWN, MY CHOLESTEROL WENT DOWN, MY NUTRIENTS REMAINED IN TACK BUT I GOT CHECK-UPS EVERY MONTH WHILE I WAS ON THE DIET. JUST BECAUSE IT WAS A PRETTY EXTREME WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT))
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Fogle eats at Subway twice a week now. But when he first started his diet -- Subs were basically all he ate.
A low fat sub for lunch and dinner along with chips and diet soda.
Dietitian Martha Ross says eating only subs --is not a healthy diet --because your body isn't getting enough nutrients.
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(( WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SUB YOU'VE GOT SOME BREAD SOME MEAT BUT YOU'RE REALLY NOT GETTING ENOUGH VEGETABLES, GETTING THE VITAMINS YOU NEED FROM THE VEGETABLES. NO CALCIUM WAS INVOLVED SO YOU'RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH CALCIUM TO MAINTAIN YOUR BONE DENSITY AND TEETH ))
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Fogle is now on tour in Virginia with Kimberly Johnston--a Dublin woman who has lost 125 pounds.
He says it's nice to know he's inspiring others to lose weight --and he's enjoying all the fan fare while it lasts.
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Touring has become a full time job for Fogle. He's on the road around 5 days a week.
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And Jean, he says he's already booked until June.
Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will introduce us to play that puts a new spin on race relations.
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The Dumas Drama Guild of Roanoke is staging a play this week to honor Black History Month.
The satire takes a humorous look at a southern town that wakes up to find all the black residents have disappeared.
Jacey Birch is at the Historic Dumas Hotel where the actors are rehearsing for tonight's preformance.
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Investors received some bad news today. We'll tell you what it was in today's Marketwatch,
And we'll see how a snowboarders trip downhill turned into the race for his life.
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Stocks retreated for the third straight day on Wall Street.
Investors are apparently scared by higher than expected inflation numbers.
Alexis Christofrous has more in today's Marketwatch.
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Welcome everybody to the Wednesday two minute ticker.
Dale Earnhardt's formal funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow at the 6000 seat Calvary Church in Pineville just outside of Charlotte.
However, Earnhardt was actually buried today in private funeral service in his hometown of Kannapolis.
The funeral was held this afternoon and was open only to family
members. The name of the cemetery where the NASCAR legend was
buried is unknown.
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Reports continue to swirl around tonight concerning the future of the fabled number 3 Goodwrench Chevy. We will have the latest details on that for you tonight on News 7 at 6. I think you NASCAR fans will be extremely interested in the details.
Tributes to the Intimidator continue to roll in tonight in various forms, especially on the national level.
Sports Illustrated is dedicating the cover of this week's regular issue to Earnhardt.
Jerry Spangler from Anderson News Company here in the Roanoke Valley says that copies are already out at many area stores, and will be everywhere by tomorrow afternoon.
Plus, Sports Illustrated is planning a special commemorative issue detailing Earnhardt's career. It will be in area stores next Monday.
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Roanoke College has to play the waiting game. The Maroons will find out Sunday if they've been invited to play in the N-C-Double-A Tournament.
Hampden-Sydney has an automatic bid. The Tigers earned it with a 90 to 83 win over Roanoke College in the ODAC Tournament Championship.
The Maroons resume practicing tomorrow assuming they'll be invited to the big dance.
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It is a snow lovers worst nightmare- getting caught in an avalanche.
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But it happened to a snowboarder in Canada-
Watch what happens as the snowboarder makes his way down the hill.
You can see the man- a small black dot amongst the white snow- then he disappears- as thousands of tons of snow tumble down.
Amazingly Benny Caron is alive- His years of skill allowed him to manuever through a blinding cloud of snow-
Caron suffered a broken knee and some broken ribs.
Ironically it was Caron cutting through a snowface- that triggered the avalanche- The reason this is on on film- the snowboarding was part of a documentary shoot.