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Coming up on News 7 at 5, a circuit court judge decides if she will release the investigation of Vinton's Police Force. We'll have the decision.
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and a plane crash last night kills three people in California.
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Winter Weather Advisories are up for parts of our viewing area for Friday. We will show you who will get ice and who will get rain.

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In Sports news, Mike Stevens will join us live from Daytona Beach, Florida
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to tell us why it's such a great day for Ricky Rudd and Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.
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A Roanoke County judge has agreed to release the special grand jury's report on the Vinton police department.
Judge Diane Strickland is going to keep the report under seal, though, until 9 tomorrow morning.
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The grand jury's investigation focused on reports of financial irregularities in former Chief Rick Foutz's department, and the handling of gun and drug evidence.
Foutz and his top assistant, Bill Brown, resigned soon after the inquiry began.
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Judge Strickland also ruled only the names of those people who were NOT the targets of the investigation will be kept secret.

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Hundreds of U-S Military men and women have been forced to choose between their careers and a vaccine they believe could hurt them.
It is Anthrax-
Today a congressional subcommittee urged the Pentagon to stop forcing servicemen to get the vaccine-
Cindy Pena (Pen-ya) reports.
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((NEARLY 400 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY HAVE RECEIVED THE ANTHRAX VACCINES....A MANDATORY INOCULATION SOME IN CONGRESS BELIEVE IS STILL EXPERIMENTAL.... REP. CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, R-CT, SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN "We recommend that we discontinue a mandatory program..." COL. REDMOND HANDY IS ONE OF 350 SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE REFUSED THE VACCINE. HANDY QUIT THE MILITARY RATHER THAN GET THE ANTHRAX SHOTS. COL. REDMOND HANDY, REFUSED VACCINE: the defense department is conducting a defacto experiment, an investigational use of the drug.
THE PENTAGON SAYS 600 PEOPLE REPORTED ADVERSE REACTIONS TO THE VACCINES, ADDING THAT MOST WERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS. TODAY MILITARY DOCTORS HAILED THE ANTHRAX VACCINES AS A LIFESAVER FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE EXPOSED TO THE DEADLY BACTERIA... DR. SUE BAILEY, DEFENSE DEPT. : we have a safe and effective vaccine against a deadly bacteria that is used by our adversaries without this vaccine, they would die a horrible death.
THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT INITIATED THE MANDATORY INOCULATION PROGRAM IN 1998, BELIEVING NORTH KOREA, IRAN AND IRAQ ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH THIS DEADLY FORM OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO GET THE SERIES OF 6 SHOTS.BUT THAT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO HANDY HANDY: I dont think the department of defense has anything to gain by continuing this program. CINDY PENA: THE VACCINES ARE AFFECTING THE RECRUTING AND RETENTION OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN...AND THAT CONCERNS THOSE AT THE PENTAGON AND ON CAPITOL HILL . IN WASHINGTON, CINDY PENA FOR CBS NEWS.))





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Sources close to the case tell News 7 that the investigation into Tara Munsey's murder is focusing on one person.... and that the suspect IS a family acquaintance with a criminal history.
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And sources say while investigators have questioned others, they have been looking at the man as a possible suspect for some time.
Authorities have secured search warrants in the case -- that a judge has sealed.
Earlier this week, they impounded and searched the man's car for clues.
And sources say blood samples have been taken and sent to the state crime lab in Roanoke.
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Investigators are waiting for the wreckage to cool before examining the scene of last night's fiery plane crash in California.
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The Emery DC-8 cargo plane smashed into a deserted auto salvage yard. The crash killed three crew members and created a spectacular fireball, but no one on the ground was hurt.
The pilot reported a problem with shifting cargo shortly after takeoff from an airfield near Sacramento. Witnesses say the pilot struggled to control the plane as it headed back to the airport for an emergency landing.
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A group of Virginia conservatives tries to break John McCain's momentum. We'll have the details after this break,


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and the chairman of the federal reserve says it looks like interest rates will keep going up.
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The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board says interest rates are likely to keep rising.
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Alan Greenspan says four recent interest rate hikes have not slowed the economy enough to keep inflation in check.


He is concerned the tight labor market will lead workers to demand higher wages and that could set off an inflationary spiral.
Greenspan also says he is concerned about the recent jump in oil prices, but he does not believe the government should dip into the country's strategic oil reserves to lower prices.
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Some Virginia social conservatives are rallying to George W-Bush today.
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That's in the wake of Gary Bauer's endorsement of John McCain, on the eve of the South Carolina Republican primary.


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The founder of the Home School Legal Defense Fund and former lieutenant governor candidate Mike Farris says Bush is still the man for social conservatives.
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McCain's campaign chairman in Virginia defends his candidate's appeal to independent voters-- which he says is key to a Republican victory in November.
The Virginia primary is February 29th.


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A Roanoke man has been reunited with his children.
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Tim Davis drove to Louisiana to pick up his 7-year-old son, Corey, and 6-year-old daugher Carey.
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The F-B-I arrested their mother for fleeing charges of child abduction. This case stuck out because the Louisiana sheriff refused to arrest Vivian McMahon, saying he did not have enough room in his jail. Davis says his children are glad to be back.
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McMahon's trial is set for February 29th. Her lawyer is trying to get the charges dismissed.
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Theirs is no ordinary commute.. for dozens of replacement workers at Bedford's Rubatex plant, reporting to work can be a difficult experience.
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Striking rubber workers make their objections known loud and clear to anyone who crosses the picket line.
Most of the new employees have learned to ignore them.
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(("MIKE"/RUBATEX REPLACEMENT WORKER: THE COMPANY HAS TOLD EVERYBODY JUST ABOUT WE DON'T NEED THAT HASSLE SO JUST IGNORE THEM. WHICH SOMETIMES IT MIGHT SEEM DIFFICULT, BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, AS LONG AS NOBODY BLOCKS YOUR WAY, PUTS THEIR HANDS ON YOU, YOU CAN IGNORE THEM.))
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Police say their constant presence during shift changes has prevented any violent exchanges between the two sides.

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We'll hear more about that in our series "Life On the Line" on News7 at Six.

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Coming up after this break, Patrick Evans will tell us why Mill Mountain Theater's latest production is a play that never seems to go out of season.
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"A Man for All Seasons" It is Robert Bolt's award winning drama. It opened at Mill Mountain Theater just last night.
Today, Patrick Evans goes behind the scenes to get the inside scoop on this complex piece of theater.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will let us know who did and did NOT make this Sunday's Daytona 500,
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and we'll introduce you to what may be your pharmacist in the near future.
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Unlike the biblical figure Samson, some volunteers are finding strength in giving up their locks.
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They may be losing 10 inches of hair, but their loss is someone elses gain.
13 year old Phoebe Kleiner (Kly-ner) donated her head of gorgeous curls.
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The hair goes to Locks of Love, an organization for children with cancer.
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((CARLOTTA STILTNER/SECOND GLANCE SALON: THEY MAKE WIGS FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 18 WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE PROTHESIS FROM LOSING THEIR HAIR FROM CHEMO.))
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Second Glance Salon has collected 5 ponytails so far and expects at least that many more tonight.
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A nationwide shortage has lead to the development of a new breed of pharmacist. This one is able to work longer hours with fewer mistakes...it's a robot.
Jaie (JAY) Avila reports.
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It's time now for Sports, and it's the day many race fans were waiting for as the field was set for Sunday's Daytona 500.
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Mike Stevens is in Florida and joins us now with news from one of the most exciting days of Speedweeks.
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The professional wrestler known as the Nature Boy is looking for a little advice for his campaign to become North Carolina's next Governor.
Ric Flair met yesterday with the one man who has been there and done that...Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventua. Pat K

essler reports.
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THE MINNESOTA NATIVE TOLD W-C-C-O

RADIO HE'S BEEN INFLUENCED BY FORMER WRESTLER JESSE VENTURA... AND MIGHT RUN FOR GOVERNOR-- IN NORTH CAROLINA.
"HAS HE INISPRIED ME? YES. HAS THE FACT THAT PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN HIM SERIOUS MADE ME LOOK AT IT IN A SERIOUS NOTE? YES."
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FLAIR MET PRIVATELY WITH MINNESOTA'S WRESLTER TURNED

GOVERNOR... AND CAME AWAY INTRIGUED ENOUGH TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER HIS OWN CAMPAIGN.
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"TO SEE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT MAKES CURIOUS, MAKES ME MORE CURIOUS. AND I THINK THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT GOVERNMENT TODAY. I MEAN THERE'S OPPORTUNITY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE."
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THE GOVERNOR REFUSED TO ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIS MEETING WITH FLAIR ... HE ALSO REFUSED REPORTER'S QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. BUT HE TOLD VISITING STUDENTS HE DOESN'T HAVE A RECIPE FOR POLITICAL SUCCESS FORTHOSE WHO SEEK HIS ADVICE.
((VENTURA 16:19)) "I WISH IT WAS LIKE BAKING A CAKE. HERE'S WHAT YOU DO... ADD EGGS, FLOUR, SUGAR, THIS AND THAT AND YOU THROW IT IN THE OVEN. BUT I THINK EACH TIME ITS A VERY UNIQUE SITUATION." ))

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If Jesse Ventura needs another career after his political career is over, he may want to become a used car salesman. Patrick Evans explains in our website of the day.
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((Former wrestler Jesse Ventura used his personal popularity for the drive to Minnesota's governor's mansion. But what

did he use to drive to the grocery store?
A 1990 Porsche 911 and now it is available it on ebay.
Ventura is selling the car because he bought a new one.
Similar cars sell for around 30 thousand dollars.
The Governor's price started at 25 thousand dollars. At last check, it was over 36 thousand dollars and bidding isn't even over until Sunday.
Of course, that price does not include feather boas.
You can find a link to the Ventura auction at our web page at WDBJ7-DOT-COM. Just click on the WebWatch logo and get ready to rumble...down the road. I'm Patrick Evans.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]