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Today on News7, a deal is in the works that could solve the dispute between doctors and Lewis Gale Clinic.
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Also from London, a doctor is found guilty of killing 15 of his patients.[Weather-Head]
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Things a bit quieter on the weather front today but the brisk northwest winds hang around. Details ahead.

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On Health check, a trip to the hospital could cost some local residents more money,
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and we'll tell you why former Tech star Bruce Smith's diet could be causing him some health problems.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It could be the deal that keeps more doctors from departing the Lewis-Gale Clinic.
News-7 has learned there's a "conceptual agreement" in the works that would change the way the clinic is run.
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Scott Goldberg has been following this story and joins us with details tonight.
Jean, this is the result of those high-level talks this weekend between the clinic and its parent company.
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What we've learned is:
Later tonight the clinic's administration is going to meet with the doctors who have NOT resigned.
It will outline a plan for changing the clinic's ownership structure -- one that involves what clinic officials call "critically serious and complex issues."
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This comes after 29 doctors resigned from the clinic this month, saying the parent company PhyCor won't let them practice medicine the way they want to.
This weekend, PhyCor's C-E-O and three other executives came to Salem from company headquarters in Nashville.
They discussed ways to stabilize the clinic and to stop doctors from leaving.
One option is cutting the clinic's ties to PhyCor.
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We'll have details on this conceptual agreement they reached tonight on News-7 at 11.
One thing that we know has NOT been resolved is whether the doctors who resigned will be allowed to open private practices in this area.
Jean.
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(JEAN QUESTION:) Are they still trying to negotiate a way out of their contracts?



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Doctors are supposed to help patients, but a physician in England's been convicted of poisoning at least 15 people.
Tom Rivers has more from London.
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((IN THIS NON-DESCRIPT ENLGISH VILLAGE OF 35 THOUSAND PEOPLE, THOUSANDS OF WHOM TRUSTED THEIR LIVES TO DR. HAROLD SHIPMAN, THE NEWS THAT HE IS CONVICTED OF 15 MURDERS - AND MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOZENS MORE - IS SHOCKING: FATHER DENNIS MAHER/ST. PAULS CATHOLIC CHURCH: a man with a great reputation, absolutely idolized by his patients DR. JEFFERY MOYSEY/FORMER COLLEAGUE: He certainly was very well liked by the majority of his patientshe was always making himself available to themHe seemed to be involved in every aspect of their lives, rather like an old fashioned family doctor
BUT THE 54 YEAR OLD DOCTOR LOOKS NOW TO BE BRITAINS MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. A JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF INJECTING 15 MIDDLE AGED AND ELDERLY WOMEN WITH LETHAL HEROIN DOSES BETWEEN 1995 AND 1998. AND MORE MURDERS ARE SUSPECTED: JOHN POLLARD/SOUTH MANCHESTER CORONER: I know theyve investigated up to a hundred and thirty six so far. The possibility is that there are other deaths which havent been reported to the police as yet. IT WAS NOT A DEATH BUT A WILL WHICH CREATED SUPSICION ABOUT DR. SHIPMAN, CAUSING GRIM SCENES LIKE THIS - MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS BEING EXHUMED FROM THEIR GRAVES AS POLICE SEARCHED FOR EVIDENCE.
KATHLEEN GRUNDYS DAUGHTER WENT TO THE POLICE IN 1998 AFTER LEARNING THAT HER 81 YEAR OLD MOTHER HAD LEFT MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO SHIPMAN. HE WAS ALSO FOUND GUILTY OF FORGING GRUNDYS WILL. SHIPMAN RECEIVED BRITAINS MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES AND ANOTHER FOUR YEARS FOR FORGING THE WILL. AS FOR A MOTIVE, PROSECUTORS SAY THE DOCTOR MUST HAVE BEEN ON THE ULTIMATE POWER TRIP - THAT SHIPMAN FOUND THE DRAMA OF TAKING LIFE TO HIS TASTE. TOM RIVERS, CBS NEWS, LONDON.))

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This weekends winter storm made roads hazardous- but it also gave many kids an extended weekend with school closed today.
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Many children were enjoying the snow by spending the day sledding instead of hitting the books. And while kids were playing, VDOT is working on getting neighborhood roads cleared -- many of the roads have "packed" snow which is creating icy conditions.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: PEOPLE SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL ON THESE BACK ROADS WE WILL PUT ABRASIVE STUFF DOWN, SAND AND STONE OVER NIGHT TO HELP PEOPLE GET OUT IN THE MORNING.))
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Officials also want parents and kids to be careful around snow banks. Plows are still shoveling snow into huge hills and unseen children could get hurt.
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Still to come one the newscast, a new company could be bringing new jobs to Montgomery County, but officials say only potential workers can make this a done deal,
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and we'll see who was the big winner at last night's Super Bowl besides the St Louis Rams.
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Montgomery County COULD become home to a major telecommunications company promising 12-hundred new jobs.
But it can't close the deal without the help of area workers.
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Congressman Rick Boucher announced today that the county is one of two final contenders for a national telecommunications customer service center.
He would NOT reveal the name of the company or the other area vying for the jobs for fear of jeopardizing negotiations.
However, Boucher says the company will only locate here if there are enough workers to fill the jobs.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER: I AM VERY ENCOURAGED BY WHAT THE COMPANY HAS SAID ABOUT THE ASSETS WE HAVE HERE, ABOUT THE HIGH-QUALITY WORFORCE, ABOUT THE PROXIMITY TO VIRGINIA TECH, WHICH IT FINDS VERY HELPFUL AND ENCOURAGING AND NOW WE'VE GOT TO SHOW THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH EMPLOYEES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN FILLING 1200 JOBS.))
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Boucher encourages anyone interested in learning more to attend a Job Expo on Wednesday, February 9th.
It will be held from noon til 8 p.m. in the Montgomery County Enterprise Center in Christiansburg.
The company will make its decision on where to locate in several weeks.
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MICE could have had a field day this morning at the scene of a tractor- trailer wreck in Franklin County.
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The truck was carrying a load of Kroger CHEESE products, when it over- turned in the northbound lane of Route 220,
just north of Rocky Mount.
The accident slowed traffic, and state police expected the clean- up to take most of the afternoon.
The driver of the truck, Percy Young Junior, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Virginia State Police could be writing speeding tickets in the sky under a bill that passed the House of Delegates today.
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Current state law allows police to spot speeders from the air.
Then a trooper on the ground must clock their speed and write the ticket.
Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler says that's NOT working to slow speeders on Interstate 81-- who now know where the troopers are parked.
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Delegate Reid says stopwatch timing -- which would be used from the air-- is NOT accurate enough for law enforcement.
The bill was given preliminary approval.
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Weather is not just causing trouble for travellers on highways-
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It's also delaying space travel- for the shuttle Crew.
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour did not lift off today- Problems with a critical computer held up the launch - as well as rain and thick cloud cover.
The Endeavour carrying 6 astrounauts and 13 tons of radar equipment planned to map the earth.
NASA will try again tomorrow.

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After this break, Patrick Evans will tell us what's being done to deal with a persistent shortage of blood donors.


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Blood is in short supply, and blood drives around the region are hoping to ease the shortage.
Patrick Evans has the story of one organization that's making it easier for you to donate blood, and giving you added value for the time you spend doing it.
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Coming up today in Sports, the U-V-A men's basketball continues to climb the rankings,
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and former Tech football star Bruce Smith says his diet is responsible for him blacking out on national television.
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If you're a Lynchburg resident who's taken to the hospital by a city ambulance, you can expect to pay up to 200 dollars for the service.
But if a CITY ambulance responds to an emergency in an outlying county, those residents get a free ride.
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All that could soon change however.
Fire department officials sent notice last week that the city plans to start charging non- residents for ambulance transports.
Authorities say the new plan is more fair to Lynchburg taxpayers.
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((LES PUCKETT/L'BURG DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: WE WANT TO BE FAIR ABOUT DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS AND THAT IS OUR SUPPORT BASE/ WE'RE NOT A VOLUNTEER AGENCY, WE ARE A PAID DEPARTMENT AND WE'RE ANSWERABLE TO THE PUBLIC HERE IN THE CITY, SO IT'S BEEN AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AMONGST US FOR SOME TIME.))
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Lynchburg emergency crews handle outside calls when area volunteer rescue squads cannot do it themselves.
A shortage of volunteers has sparked an increase in mutual aid calls in recent years.
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A new study has some encouraging news in the fight against the AIDS virus.
It suggests people with very low levels of H-I-V in their blood are unlikely to spread the virus to others.
The research supports theories that the drug treatments have lowered the virus levels for AIDS patients have also slowed the spread of the disease.
But researchers says people should not be lulled into a false sense of security.
Unprotected sex with an H-I-V infected person always carries some risk.

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Professional athletes are typically in top shape, but one football player got a little weak in the knees Friday.
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Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith passed out on live television right after he was interviewed during a Super Bowl pre-show. Smith says he fainted because he's anemic and doesn't eat red meat.
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Anemia is when the body doesn't have enough iron, depleting the body of oxygen.
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((DIANE LYNN/DIETICIAN: THE FUNCTION OF IRON IS TO CARRY OXYGEN THROUGHOUT THE BODY, SO IF YOU'RE LOW IN IRON, THAT COULD CAUSE YOU TO PASS OUT.))
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Diane Lynn is a registered dietitian at Lewis-Gale Medical Center and a vegetarian. She says it's possible to get iron from leafy greens like spinach and kale and grains fortified with iron. Vegetarians can also enhance the absorption of iron in the body.
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((DIANE LYNN/DIETICIAN: BY ALSO TAKING IN A VITAMIN C SOURCE SUCH AS FROM CITRUS FRUITS AND THE OTHER WAY IS TO AVOID DRINKING COFFEE OR TEA WITH YOUR MEALS BECAUSE THAT CAUSES YOU NOT TO BE ABLE TO ABSORB IT AS WELL.))
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Lynn recommends talking to your doctor before taking iron supplements.
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Welcome folks to the Monday ticker that is loaded with football news.
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Super Bowl 34 turned out to be quite super as the Rams held off a valient second half comeback effort by the Titans to win the game 23-to-16.
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This afternoon the newly crowned Super Bowl champs returned home to St. Louis, where they will be roasted and toasted at celebrations the rest of the week. Head Coach Dick Vermiel will be mulling over his future plans. Some think the 63 year old coach will retire on top.
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The Roanoke Steam, the area's new Arena Football League club is starting to build its roster for its inaugural season.
So far, ten players with either Arena league or Canadian Football League experience have been signed to play.
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This coming Sunday, head coach Pete Shaw will be holding an open tryout at the Rising Star sports complex off of Route 220 south for those with serious talent and interest.
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If you need more information you can call the Steam office at 989-GOAL.

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With yesterday's win over Wake Forest, the Virginia men's basketball team is in second place in the ACC.
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One reason has been the play of two freshman. Former Oak Hill product Travis Watson has averaged 16 points a game over the last three ACC battles and freshman point guard Majestic Mapp has turned the ball over just twice in 62 combined minutes during those three games. He attributes their fast transition to ACC ball to coach Pete Gillen.
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This Cavaliers will try and improve to 6 and 2 in the ACC Wednesday night at 21st ranked Maryland. You can watch it on your Hometown Station. See you at six everybody. [GO TO BREAK! DO NOT COME BACK TO MIKE ON CAMERA!!]

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A Republican presidential candidate flipp- flopped today.
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But darkhorse candidate Gary Bauer wasn't changing his stand on the positions, he was having trouble with a flapjack.
Bauer was flipping pancakes at a campaign event for the New Hampshire primary, when he flopped right off the stage.
Bauer disappeared, but the only injury he suffered was to his pride.
He took it all in stride though saying the fall just proved he is a fighter.
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Forgetting the St. Louis Rams, last night's big winner was Anheuser-Busch. USA Today's survey of 273 Super Bowl viewers
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said the company had the best commercial during last night's game. In fact, Budweiser took two of the top five spots.

The best spot went to Rex the dog recalling his worst day.
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The second favorite spot was a soft drink commercial with a biker running down a cheetah to get back his Mountain Dew.
Number three was a grandmother working out with her favorite orange juice.
Budweiser took the fourth slot as well with its commercial featuring a talking dog. And rounding out the top five was Pet-dot-Com's spot featuring a sock puppet singing "If You Leave Me Now."
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The least popular ad was by General Motors for the Oldsmobile Alero. [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]