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y cloudy early this evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. cold. near steady temperature around 18. west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. wind chill values aslow as 1 below. traffic stalled. a new i- 73 has been in the future for 20 years.the new interstate would help relieve some of the traffic headaches on 220sot: the road's
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holding too much traffic. tonight we investigate what's putting the breaks on the construction plan for eye 73.anda false alarm had some shoppers all wet inside of the valley view mall.details on one store's fire system malfunction that left shoppers all wet.alsohotel make over. roanoke's most will get a face liftplans to spruce up the place. "around this area, we get "around this "around this area, we get more crowded every day, people going to roanoke every day. sometimes you have to wait almost five minutes to pull out in the road."route 220 is one of the busiest and congested roads in our region. there have been plans to end the traffic headaches with the construction of a new interstate ... that would also run through several states.to the south, north carolina already wrapped up a big chunk of the project, south carolina has plans to begin construction next year ...
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even started.in fact, plans interstate 73 have been stalled for the past 20 years. the plan is to have eye-73 run through 6 states.but wfxr news found out -virginia is the only state were construction has not started. we sent kristen escow in search of answers.kristen- will construction ever start here in the commonweath. w-f-x-r's kristen eskow joins us live from franklin county - so kristen, will i-73 ever come to be in virginia? becky and travell - officials say i-73 is still many years away from becoming a reality here in southwest virginia. but lawmakers say they're still committed to the idea. as you can see behind me - route 220 is a very busy road with only 2 lanes going each way - with businesses and homes soetimes just feet away from speeding cars. say a new interstate - could change the way cars and trucks travel - between places like the star city and the
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0:34-0:391:07-1:121:49-1:53 1:57-2:02 if you're driving one of the thousands of vehicles that cruise down interstate 581 and route 220 every day -you've probably seen the signs - but not much else when it comes to progress on i-73 in virginia. blaine lewis - co-owner, fleet feet sportslewis: "we've heard very little about it."blaine lewis says he moved his athletic wear shop - fleet feet sports - to route 220 in roanoke county three and a half years ago. running one of the many businesses along the road - lewis says he believes a new interstate - could benefit all businesses in the roanoke area. lewis: "it just gives another corridor that connects roanoke to other locations, which could be good, you know, for businesses in a lot of ways and good for the valley." goodlatte: "it would make this area more attractive for more businesses to locate here." u.s. congressman bob goodlatte says discussions about the creation of interstate 73 began in the early 1990's. the interstate would run between michigan and myrtle beach, south carolina. goodlatte says he wanted to bring this highway through the roanoke area - to better connect the star city to other destinations in north carolina. goodlatte: "people here in the roanoke valley and central virginia travel to north carolina a lot for a lot of different reasons, and the roads could be improved a lot." goodlatte says among those improvements - would be a safer highway. people who live in the area - and travel route
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the highway is windy and can get very congested. the windy and can get very congested.ronald rigney - franklin county resident rigney: "the road's overcrowded, and it's just holding too much traffic. we've had some near misses here several times."despite the signs along route 220, the virginia department of transportation says interstate 73 may not necessarily overlap with route 220. the idea of an interstate next to 220 makes a lot of sense for some of the business owners we talked to. some local businesses we spoke with - say the idea of a new highway does not worry them. some business owners say they lessen through traffic to north carolina.susan ober - owner, southern lamp & shade"i think it would take a lot of the congestion of the bigger trucks, campers, people that are traveling that are really not going to stop at a little local store like this. our people come in - they're coming for a reason."kristen eskow - keskow@virginiafi rst.comstandup: "but so far interstate 73 has not been designed in virginia due to a lack of funding. the virginia department of transportation says a location study was completed years ago to help select a corridor between roanoke and the north carolina state line. but vdot says that study - is all that the commonwealth has chosen to fund. vdot estimates the cost to design and build interstate 73 - just between roanoke and the north carolina line - is roughly four billion dollars." according to vdot, only 11 million dollars has been raised so far for the project. vdot says it does not make
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interstate 73 project is funded. lawmakers say those decisions for funding transportation projects like this one - are made by state governments.goodlatte: "there are a lot of other competing far, the increased funds there and increased funds state has managed to work out gone to this project." congressman bob goodlatte and other federal lawmakers recently joined with congressman robert hurt of virginia's fifth district - to propose legislation the corridor - to work compact to build i-73.eskow: "will we ever see this come to goodlatte: "i think we will. and i'm glad to see that the initiative has been taken to try to improve transportation here."rigney: "i don't think i'll see it as long as i live. i think it'll be after i'm gone. i think at some point
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there is a committee in the state legislature here in virginia focused on interstate 73. that committee is run by state senator bill stanley - he told us his group is working on ways to build and fund i-73 in virginia - so becky and travell... work is being done on this highway.... but we won't see any consruction any time soon. we also reached out to governor terry mcauliffe's for an interview about the i-73 delays-- bout our request was denied.his staffers said we should speak with the congressional delegation. in franklin county-rocky mount police need your help finding
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joshua cundiff from boones mill is wanted for the robbery of the family pharmacy last night.police believe after the robbery- he left the area. police say cundiff went into the pharmacy just after 5 p-m with a gun, and demanded narcotics.after the robbery- police received tips that his vehicle had been abandoned in the 3800 block of old forge road in franklin county. franklin county public safety notified residents in the affected area - to stay in their homes. it has been a bitter cold day- and tonight- it's getting even colder.earlier tonight this digital thermometer in salem read 23 degrees! being outside in these dangerously low wind chills can quickly lead frostbite.so if you have to be outdoors-- cover up.chief john carroll is here now to tell us how this cold will affect us in the morning.
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early this evening...then becoming partly cloudy. cold. near steady temperature around 18. westwinds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. wind chill values aslow as 1 below. .thursday...sunny. highs around 30. northwest winds 10 to 15 mphwith gusts up to 30 mph. wind chill values as low as 3 below inthe morning. .thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. cold with lows around 14. northwest winds 10 to15 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable..friday...mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. highsin the mid 30s. light and variable winds...becoming southwest
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thanks john. in danville- a man has been charged with filing a false police report- after saying he was involved in an armed robbery.jov hall was charged today after calling police yesterday afternoon- and reported he was the victim of an armed robbery at the intersection of south main street and kemper road.police say the information hall told to police about the armed robbery was inconsistent and later proven false.hall was taken before a judge and released on bond pending a court date. around the commonwealth-a proposal to allow school
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is making its way through the general assembly.it passed the education committee today. under the proposal- security guards would have to be retired police officers- and get permission from the local school board. walgreens will start selling the life saving overdose antidote nah-lock-sewn "naloxone" in virginia stores. the attorney general says more than 700 virginians died last year from a heroin or prescription drug overdose- and selling the drug is a huge step toward helping reduce heroin and prescription drug overdoses. shoppers were all wet inside the jc penny's store in valley view mall today.the sprinkler system malfunctioned- soaking the entire store.the fire department showed up to help clean up. carpet cleaners were also called in to try help dry things out. the lady on the hill also know as the hotel roanoke is becoming part of an exclusive and luxurious brand of hotels. today, officials of the hotel announced on february 28th, they will be part of curio, a collection by hilton. the
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hotels in many different countries. today our cameras also got a a first look at the newly renovated executive rooms and lounge. officials for the hotel say they are excited because the curio brand still let's the hotel show off it's unique qualities. gary walton/ hotel roanoke general manager: "we think, you know there is a great interest out there by travelers to want to be in unique and distinct properties and event he millennials that are coming these days, really are looking for more unique and distinctive properties and not necessarily those cookie cutter brands."the hotel roanoke is the first hotel in virginia to be a part of the curio brand. and hotel roanoke is hosting the american heart association annual heart ball this saturday.there are still seats available.it's a black tie optional event, february 13th. we have full details on our website- including how to get some tickets- on virginia first dot com. the bedford chamber of
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amtrak station.its a project thats been 2 years in the making.in a meeting last week the project got another boost. the chamber raised 75 thousand dollars and got thousands of signatures on a petition. they believe a passenger stop in bedford would help the local economy. "the funds and support were overwhelming and it came from our local governments our chambers of commerces and we realize there's a need for that and we wanted to support that opportunity"the reality of having a passenger station in bedford is still a work in progress, but the chamber of commerce is hopeful that it will bring new life to the area coming up-parents with sick children- got a chance to have a valentines meal- thanks to a local chef.the heart warming gesture- next! plus-a virginia boy teams up with a company- to help the people of flint.coming up at
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2nd graders. .overnight...mostly cloudy early this evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. cold. near steady temperature around 18. westwinds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. wind chill values aslow as 1 below. .thursday...sunny. highs around 30. northwest winds 10 mph. wind chill values as low as 3 below inthe morning. .thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. cold with lows to15 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable..friday...mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. highsin the mid 30s. light and variable winds...becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. .friday night...mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. coldwith lows 13 to 19. west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to30 mph. chance of snow 20 percent. wind chill values as low aszero..saturday...mostly sunny and cooler. near steady temperaturearound 20. wind chill values as low as 5 below. .saturday night...mostly clear. colder with lows around 5 above.wind chill values as low as 10 below after midnight. .sunday...mostly sunny. highs in the mid 20s. wind chill valuesas low as 10 below in the morning..sunday night...mostly cloudy. a chance of snow after midnight. not as cold with lows 15 to 20. chance of snow 30 percent. windchill values as low as 5 above..washingtons birthday and monday night...snow
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lows in the lower 20s. chance of snow 60 percent.wind chill values as low as 5 above.
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to have a child in the hospital 24-7.tonight- wfxr's sophia borrelli found out what a local chef did to help give those parents a much needed break. 0:11 - 0:170:28 - 0:370:47 - 0:531:00 - 1:08 you may see chef jeff bland on our morning
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tonight, he cooks as a labor of love. jeff bland/u.s. foods, food fanatic chef: "it's about kids and kids are so important. they are our future and we want to make sure that you know there are healthy babies growing up." jeff was asked by the march of dimes to cook a meal for parents and family members of babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit at carilion.danielle willis/development manager for march of dimes: "to show the community that march of dimes is here to help support them. we're here to help them in every way we can when it comes to premature babies and the nicu."elliot broyles had a son who was in the nicu and now volunteers because he knows what these parents are going though. elliot broyles/ nicu parent advisory board: "you get off of work and you come into the nicu and visit with your child and you talk to doctors and you talk to nurses and there doesn't ever seem to be a break for parents."but tonight parents can set their worries aside and enjoy an italian meal made from the heart.standup: "even though this isn't necessarily a valentine's day meal, jeff said that he wanted to make the meal as romantic as possible for parents to share together."jeff bland/u.s. "food is the one thing that brings us together and warms
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the staff at carilion along with the nicu parents advisory board tries to do these meals near holidays like thanksgiving and christmas for the parents as well. big changes coming to a local farmers market-coming up in tonights ag life report- how
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in tonight's ag life, good news for shoppers and farmers in bedford. the chamber of commerce has announced some changes.the market will now be open tuesdays in addition to the normal friday markets...they are also continuing a monthly event on saturday aimed to get the whole community involved downtown "the first saturday of each month april to october we'll do a large event that will also include artisans and live entertainment from 9 to 1 so people can enjoy the activities, shop locally and enjoy the farmers market"the chamber of commerce said theyve made these changes because of an increased demand by shoppers for local food, which they say is good for farmers in
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agricultural community... coming up-the people of flint testify on capitol hill.the plea from the city's mayor-
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news out of roanoke county- a firey wreck has shut down the northbound lanes of route 220. here's a live look.state police were chasing a vehicle through franklin county- when it hit another vehicle in roanoke county.now they're looking for one person who fled the scene.authorities say five people were involved in the wreck.again police are searching for a man who fled the scene.we will bring you the latest information in this newscast- and tomorrow on good day virginia. two sheriff's deputies were killed during a shoot out at a shopping center in maryland today.the deputies were called to a panera bread in abingdon, maryland-- for a dispute-- just before noon.investigators say when the deputies went inside a 67-year-old man- shot one of the officers---and than ran away.the second deputy gave chase and was also shot.both deputies were rushed to the hospital and later died. the shooter was also killed.no customers inside the restaurant was hurt.
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sued by the department of justice. the announcement was made today by attorney general loretta lynch.lynch says after 26 weeks of negotiations-- the doj and ferguson leads could not reach an agreement -- about changes to the city's policing policies. wfxr news is your local election headquarters- and tonight a pair of presidential candidates- are stopping their campaign.tonight- carly fiorina has suspended her bid for president.the former hewlett-packard c-e-o made the announcement on facebook today. she finished 7-th in last night's primary- and failed to qualify for last week's republican debate in new hampshire. and new jersey governor chris christie has suspended his presidential bid.christie reportedly made the announcement on a call with his campaign.the move comes after christie's sixth place finish in the new hampshire primary. at the same time some candidates are getting the shot in the arm their campaigns desperately need. kristin fisher has more from
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0:26 - 0:33 0:56 - 1:03 1:10 - 1:24 1:25 - 1:34 after spending more than seventy days campaigning in new hampshire and only placing granite state's primary new chris christie says he's out. is also throwing in the towel last place finish in new meanwhile ohio governor john enjoying his wave of popularity after second. not wasting any arrived in south carolina early spent the day meeting with constituents touting his desire to run a positive kasich says: "when people go negative it's because they've got something they're not doing right to rather be connecting and being positive." governor jeb bush is still hanging on telling
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south carolina featuring his brother.nat of bush ad: "there is no doubt in my mind that jeb bush will be a great commander in chief for our country." taking the blame for his fifth place finish senator marco rubio is admitting his showing at saturday's debate took some wind out of his sail but the says he's moving forward.says:"here's the good news, we've coming up, there's a future campaign and for the country, you what this election for on the other side of the crushing hillary clinton in the primary, senator spent the morning having reverend al sharpton. "i think it is very important signal that on the morning victory...he would come to breakfast with me.""sanders and clinton will tomorrow night in what's pivotal debate in light of sanders win. kristin huerta, fox news." "i implore you on behalf of the citizens of flint to help us restore our city and rebuild trust and confidence in our government. i submit to you that we are not disposable people."the ongoing water crisis in flint was the subject of a hearing
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karen weaver joined other officials and public health experts in testifying.congress is trying to figure out why dangerously high levels of lead remained in flint's water supply for months and what can be done to help residents. in the meantime, people around the country have stepped up to help flint- including a little boy here in virginia.jim lokay interviewed the boy- as he partners up with an international company- to help solve their problem. 00-0520-25 "this little guy had this idea a week and half ago and this started at our dinner table." amid the outrage in flint, mi isiah britt knew even that even he a second grader in prince william county could make a difference. "my mom told me about the water crisis so i wanted to do that first but they already had too many water bottles so we called and they said they already have a lot so they asked us if they could get hand sanitizer." so with the help of his mom danielle they set up a go fund me page rasing almost 1000 dollars but now theres even more help on the way. "a big company purell took along and donate some more cases of hand santizers in isiahs name. um so congrats buddy." "thank you mom."isiahs dream is to play professional soccer and help people. he is off to a good start."instead of doing small things you want to do big things to help the world and around the country.""this little guy can make a difference im sure the rest of
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no brakes, no steering wheel, and no driver!coming up-the new federal push- for
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.overnight...most ly cloudy early this evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. cold. near steady temperature around 18. west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. wind chill values aslow as 1 below. .thursday...sunny. highs around 30. northwest winds 10 to 15 mphwith gusts up to 30 mph. wind chill values as low as 3 below inthe morning. .thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. cold with lows around 14. northwest winds 10 to15 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable..friday...mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. highsin the mid 30s. light and variable winds...becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. .friday night...mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. coldwith lows 13 to 19. west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to30 mph. chance of snow 20 percent. wind chill values as low aszero..saturday...mostly sunny and cooler. near steady temperaturearound 20. wind chill values as low as 5 below. .saturday night...mostly clear. colder with lows around 5 above.wind chill values as low as 10 below after midnight. .sunday...mostly sunny. highs in the mid 20s. wind chill valuesas low as 10 below in the morning..sunday night...mostly cloudy. a chance of snow after midnight. not as cold with lows 15 to 20. chance of snow 30 percent. windchill values as low as 5 above..washingtons birthday and monday night...snow likely. highs inthe lower 30s.
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driverless ares are one steop closer to being a reality in the u-s.some driverless cars still require
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control by grabbing the steering wheel and slamming on the brakes.but this week- regulators gave google the go- ahead to build a car without any of that.that means- no steering wheel. no accelerator. no brakes.states can still pass laws that require vehicles to have those things.of course-- it will be many years before we see-- driverless cars with no brakes
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last night did not go the way buzz williams and the hokies had hoped in their loss to virginia... but it wasn't all bad news... freshman sensation chris clarke returned to action after missing nearly 2 months with a foot injury... we'll talk about his impact on tech going forward... and a local nba player will be in town tomorrow night for a nice honor... we'll have more
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th dominated from start to finish in their loss to virginia last night... that much is certain... but it wasn't all bad news for hokie fans... after missing a month and a half with a foot injury, standout freshman chris clarke returned to action for tech... and he had a very effective game... clarke scored 11 points and snagged 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes of action... despite a little bit of rust to knock off clarke showed his value to the hokies and the spark he will provide going further... buzz williams: "we ran 4 plays when he was in. obviously all 4 of those plays were for him so that he could remember what the play was. i thought he gave us some life. he's a good player and we could have used him all along."one thing that will certainly help clarke and the rest is the hokies is some rest, which they will now get... virginia tech doesn't play again until next wednesday at miami... it was senior night for
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to washington and lee...1. the generals showed off some good ball movement... clayton murtha finds a cutting andrew franz for 2 of his game high 22...2. this is a nice move... eli sumpter with the no look pass to joey miller who knocks down the 3 to even things up in the first half...3. it's senior night... gotta get the ball in the hands of seth bradley... he goes with the pretty baby hook...4. neither team could get seperation in this one... andy kleinlein blows by the defense and finishes with the left...this game would go down to the wire with roanoke college prevailing 93-92... the maroons now 18-4 on the season... hidden valley hosting patrick county in a game that was moved by weather...1. the titans led from the get-go... marc arner tickles the twine from the corner for 3... 22-6 valley...2. the cougars did find some success in getting behind the defense... kody dillard to seth scott for the lay-in for patrick county...3. but the titans would keep it
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the baseline "j"...4. then it's jonah fitzgerald slicing through the lane for 2 more... hidden valley picks up the 47- 34... the titans host cave spring in a rivalry game tomorrow evening... the nba is coming to town tomorrow night... well, one player is anyway... william fleming will retire the jersey of former colonel standout troy daniels at halftime of thursdays game against northside... the shooting guard now plays for the charlotte hornets... daniels is expected to be in attendance... it should be a really cool event... coming up... the radford unviersity baseball team is coming off an outstanding season that saw the highlanders reach the ncaa tournament... kevaney martin has a preview of what to expect from this season's squad... that's next as sports
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the 2015 radford highlanders baseball team had a story book season which ended in the ncaa tournament... but the departure of several seniors has radford picked 5th in their conference... but as kevaney martin reports, this team is not concerned with
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:21:511:011:11 the radford baseball team is coming off their best season in programs history. the highlanders finished the season 45-16 and 20-4 in the big south capturing the conference regualr season and tournament champions earning their first bid to the ncaa tournament you know it was a great season and obviously it is one to look back on and learn a lot of things from. how the team was built. what arethe things we need to take from last year and continue from a recruiting standpoint? and our players inside the program how to take the next jump again.to make that next jump the highlanders will the have the challenge of filling the six starting positions, but they are confident there is plenty of talent in their freshman class to help fill the void. our talent this year is great. our freshman coming in should be fine. colby higgerson and kyle butler comign in they are ready to go and i dont think we are missing much but experience.with our staff being a little slim with injurioes a few of the freshman are going to have to step and play big roles this yearstand up: the freshman arent the only new addition to campus this year. the highlanders also welcome their brand new 8,200 square foot indoor facitliy it's a big advantage. any time you can get away from the cold and break a sweat. you can do a bunch of things at once in here its just a big advantage we have never really had this so it will be interesting to see how this pays off in the seasonthe highlanders kick off their 2016 season febuary 19th with three game series in macon georgia against mercer.
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martin wfxr sports and finally tonight... i just find this really cool... local graphic designer clark ruhland did these fantastic mockups of what the hokies baseball uniforms would look like if they used the design of different major league teams... my favorite is the cardinals one that has a pair of hokie birds standing on the bat... that designed was actually used by tech last
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we'll brb video from nicolas vuignier's vweeg-niegh .he took a video of himself going down a slope in 360 degrees- and slow motion.he says he did it by
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and swinging it around his head- all while flying down a mountain.the swiss skier said it took him nearly two years
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let's see. sperm meets egg here, and 30 days has september. all the rest have 31,
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