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Today on News 7 at 5, officials in New Jersey try to find answers in yesterday's deadly fire at Seton Hall,
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and closer to home, one of the New River Valley's largest employers could be laying off more workers.
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Bitter cold air inbound and a nasty wind chill as well. Your bundle-up forecast is straight ahead.

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On Health Check, Canada wants to put pictures of diseased organs on every pack of cigarettes,
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and we'll tell you why a local plastic surgeon says patients should know the risk of liposuction.
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Stories of surviving a deadly fire at Seton Hall University-
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((I GATHERED ALL MY COURAGE. I STARTED CRAWLING TOWARD THE VOICE THAT'S HOW I GOT OUT OF THE FIRE, THE SMOKE ACTUALLY.)) [BUTT TO14:46:42 ] ((I OPENED THE DOOR FLAMES IN FRONT OF THE DOOR. ME AND MY ROOMATE KICKED OPEN THE SCREEN WINDOW.))
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Students talk about how they made it out and how they're dealing with the loss of their classmates-
while prosecutors say they haven't ruled out anything as the cause.
Bobbi Harley reports from Northern New Jersey.
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((Heavy snow and yellow police tape set the mood on Seton Hall's campus, a quiet reflection on what happened here, but listen to those who lived through it and the terror floods right back in. ELYSSA MERLA, STUDENT,paraphrased: Praying w/roommate, thought nobody was coming to help. MARISSA LORENZ, STUDENT: Was going to jump, decided to wait for help Just a handful of hundreds of students who scrambled for their lives early Wednesday morning when fire alarms sounded in a Freshman dorm. Three 18 year old students didn't make it out alive. Six more remain in critical condition with severe burns and still there are few answers. Donald Campolo/Essex Cty. Prosecutor
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The lead investigator tried to quash rumors that careless smoking had been ruled out and that the search was on for 3 young men asked to leave the dorm shortly before the fire started. Now security is tight, all classes and activities cancelled until at least Monday, but the memories will take much longer to fade.))



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A man shot and wounded a woman in northwest Roanoke this afternoon and then committed suicide.
Police say the man confronted the woman in the 800 block of Kellogg Avenue, shot her and then shot and killed himself.
The woman has been taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No word on her condition.
Police aren't releasing any names until relatives are notified.

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Volvo announced the layoff of 400 workers in its Dublin plant last month.
Now, the union says the Truck manufacturer is decreasing its workforce again.
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Marya Jones is our Blacksburg newsroom with more.
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Jean, workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin are on pins and needles tonight.
Wondering if they'll still have a job tomorrow.
That's when Volvo officials are expected to announce how much further they need to cut back production at the plant.
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United Auto Workers Union officials say they had discussions with the Vice President of Manufacturing at Volvo last night indicating there would be more layoffs.
But the numbers as to how many this will affect may not be available until tomorrow... but we're told it could be sizable.
Volvo employs about three-thousand workers at the Dublin plant.
In the last few years, the commercial truck industry experienced a boom.
But in recent months, orders for new trucks have declined.
Volvo's already had to cut back its truck output from 132 trucks a day to 112.
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We're told that could go down as low as 100 trucks a day.
Volvo is expected to give its projections to the union tomorrow.
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We'll have more for you on News 7 at 6 on who the layoffs could affect and what it might do to plans for an 148-million dollar expansion.

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Three thousand jobs lost in Martinsville and Henry County in six months.
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It was a rallying cry for Southside lawmakers today, introducing what they call the Textile Workers Relief Act of 2000.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: THE MAXIMUM WEEKLY PAY FOR ANY OF THESE PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IS 230 DOLLARS A WEEK. MR. PRESIDENT, A FAMILY, AN INDIVIDUAL AND A FAMILY CANNOT GET BY TODAY ON 230 DOLLARS A WEEK.))
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Senator Reynolds is pushing to raise jobless benefits one hundred dollars a week for any worker who lives or works in an area with double digit unemployment.
Martinsville Delegate Ward Armstrong wants them to be covered by Medicaid.
Southside Democrats found an unlikely ally in a Tidewater Republican.
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((DEL. FRANK WAGNER/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: WE HAVE A SITUATION IN HAMPTON ROADS RIGHT NOW OF THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THAT THAT'S FACED IN MARTINSVILLE. WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH GOOD WORKERS THAT WANT TO WORK IN OUR SHIPYARDS.))
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Wagner's proposing temporary housing assistance for laid off textile workers who want to spend a few months working at the shipyards.
None of the bills has come up for any votes yet.

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Coming up in just a moment, a local traffic stop yields some unlikely suspects- snakes- police believe a man was smuggling drugs inside two pythons.
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and the search is on for a pit bull who attacked a police officer last night.
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A black pit bull that bit a police officer four times is still on the run in Roanoke.
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Police are searching for two pit bulls that got loose in the 18-hundred block of Eastern Avenue. One bit Officer C-E Curry in four places last night as the officer tried to lock them up. Curry shot the dog and both dogs ran.
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((THE PENALTY FOR A DANGEROUS OR VICIOUS DOG IS UP TO A 25-HUNDRED-DOLLAR FINE AND OR TWELVE MONTHS IN JAIL. IF IT'S THE VICIOUS DOG THEY'RE CONVICTED OF, THEN THE DOG WOULD ALSO BE ORDERED DESTROYED.))
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Police think the dogs escaped from a backyard pen. They say the officer is recovering from her wounds but may need a rabies shot.
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A state trooper took a suspect ....and two SNAKES into custody yesterday on I-81.
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The two Burmese Pythons were on the front seat of the car in a pillow case.
The driver told the trooper what was inside, and Trooper Andy Fisher called animal control for help.
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((FIRST SGT. JOE PETERS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IF HE HADN'T KNOWN THEY WERE IN THERE FROM THE DRIVER, IF HE'D JUST OPENED UP THAT PILLOW CASE, IT MAY BE A DIFFERENT STORY.))
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Beside the snakes, police say, they found a small amount of cocaine on the seat. They suspect the snakes could be harboring drugs, as well. The pythons will remain at the Natural Bridge Zoo while authorities wait to see what develops on the other end.
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The suspect, 24-year old Jewell Boyd of Suffolk, had been stopped for speeding, clocked at 90 miles-an-hour, according to police.

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Call it one- stop shopping.. in a few months, Lynchburg residents will be able to take a driver's test, get their license renewed and register to vote.. all at the D-M-V.
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Lynchburg's electoral board yesterday voted to move the voter registrar's office from City Hall to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
That's where 85 percent of the city's new voters were already signing up each year.
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((ANNE- MARIE MIDDLESWORTH/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: SINCE THE MOTOR VOTER WENT THROUGH, THE REGISTRARS ARE INSULATED FROM THE PUBLIC AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET US BACK IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO THOSE FOLKS.))
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Officials say just one percent of voter registrations took place at the current office downtown.
The move to the D-M-V must be approved by the Department of Justice.
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Coming up next, the Girl Scouts want Roanokers to do their civic duty by eating more Girl Scout cookies. Patrick Evans says he's doing his part.
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It's Girl Scout Cookie time, and that means you need to pick your favorites and prepare to order.
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To help you decide, Patrick Evans has assembled some Girl Scouts along with the cookie choices this year, including a brand new cookie.
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Comin up today in Sports, we'll hear from NASCAR owner Rick Hendricks about his health and the health of his race teams.
And in medical news, A Roanoke Plastic Surgeon responds to a survey about the dangers of liposuction.
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He says the public may have a false sense of security about the procedure.
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((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: BECAUSE OF ALL THE ADVERTISING THAT HAS GONE ON THAT THIS IS A VERY SAFE PROCEDURE JUST GO IN, GO ABOUT MY LIFE, BUT NO, SURGERY IS SURGERY.))
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[2-shot Jean/Tonya] Thousands of people are taking a big risk to get skinny. Tonya Flory is here to tell us what that is.
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A new survey is reporting one in every five thousand patients dies while undergoing liposuction.
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But a Roanoke Plastic Surgeon says the survey is flawed and probably overstated.
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((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: IT WAS DONE IN A RANDOM MANNER AND ALSO MUCH OF THE DATA IS BOUND BECAUSE OF LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS.))
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Doctor Silberblatt says the although there are problems with the information in the survey, liposuction can be dangerous.
Many dermatologists, general surgeons and even gynecologists are performing the procedure without proper training.

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((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: A LOT OF THE SPECIALTIES THAT ARE DOING LIPOSUCTION THAT ARE NOT TRAINED INITIALLY TO DO IT ARE DOING IT FOR MONETARY REASONS AND THAT DISAPPOINTS ME.))
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Doctor Silberblatt says he knows of no deaths attributed to liposuction in this area. [2-shot] If you are thinking of having liposuction, he suggests you make sure the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the surgery will be performed in a safe environment -- if not a hospital some place equipped to deal with complications and make arrangements for care following the surgery.

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Canada wants to give smokers a clear picture of what cigarettes can do to their bodies.
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So the government is trying to put graphic pictures of diseased mouths, lungs and brains on cigarette packages.
Health officials hope the shocking images will do a better job of getting smokers' attention.
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((ROB CUNNINGHAM-CANADA CANCER SOCIETY: THIS IS ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT MY 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OR 12 YEAR OLD SONS DON'T GET HOOKED BY THOSE COMPANIES. LET'S TACKLE SMOKING AS THE NATIONAL EVIL IT IS.))
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The proposed law would require cigarette makers to cover half of every package with color photos of diseased organs.

Or they could opt for the image of a drooping cigarette to symbolize impotence caused by smoking.
The president of the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturer's Council says it would be a wasted effort.
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((ROB PARKER-TOBACCO SPOKESMAN: THEY'RE STILL DOING THE SAME OLD THINGS, YELLING EVER LOUDER AT SMOKERS TO QUIT OR NON-SMOKERS NOT TO START. IT HASN'T WORKED.))
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Parker believes the warning will only make things worse by sparking teen rebelliousness.
If approved, the new packaging would also require companies to list the toxic chemicals in cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
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Welcome everybody to the two minute sports ticker that begins tonight with a check of
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the pulse for both Rick Hendrick and his winston cup operation in Harrisburg, North Carolina.
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Hendrick experienced a rather tumultuous season last year, losing his top crew chief Ray Evernham and many of his top crew members. But he did get some good news this month concerning his battle with Leukemia.
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Hendrick has a new outlook on life, and his main man Jeff Gordon has a new look for for Daytona. His Du Pont Chevy has taken on more of a silver finish to help promote NASCAR's plunge into this century.
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Michael Jordan got to see what first hand last night what type of challenge he faces in turning the Wizards into winners. With his Airness watching, the Wizards lost to the Mavericks 104-to-86. The team is now 12-and-27 and dead last in the Atlantic division. But Jordan even the Bulls weren't transformed overnight.
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Randy Moss has made great strides and a receiver and a person, but sometimes we all take a step backwards. Moss was fined $40 thousand dollars today
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for squirting Gatorade on an official during the fourth quarter of last weekend's playoff loss to the Rams. Moss thought interference should have been called on the play, so he decided to douse field judge Jim Saracino with the regrettable squirt.
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Coming up on News 7 at six we will hear from Ronde Barber and let you know what former Salem high school star Mark Byington is up to these days. Have a safe night everybody, Jean will be right back.

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The moon could put on quite a show tonight.
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A full lunar eclipse could turn the moon red, or other colors.
It should be widely visible in the Western Hemisphere.
Astronomers say in most places with clear skies, the moon will probably dim to a dull charcoal or ruddy red. But for some viewers, it could totally disappear.
And with a telescope or binoculars, you might see hints of blue, green or other colors.
Weather permitting, Americans will be able to see it start shortly before 10 p-m, Eastern time. The total eclipse occurs at 11:05 p-m, Eastern, and lasts over an hour.
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