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Coming up on News 7, rescue workers continue to search for two women missing and presumed dead following last night's explosion at a Radford auto parts plant.
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and the woman who allegedly killed her infant by putting him in a microwave is said to be competent to stand trial. [Weather-Head]
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Today was another day that makes you forget it's still winter. Tomorrow it'll feel like we skipped spring! Details coming up.

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In Medical News, we'll see what is being
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done locally to make sure cases of elderly abuse don't happen here in the Commonwealth.
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The search goes on for two women missing after last night's explosion at a Radford auto parts plant.
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Authorities say the two women are presumed dead. The explosion at the New River Castings also claimed the life of one man. He's been identified as Curtis Groom. Six others were injured.
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Teresa Hamilton spoke with one of the survivors this afternoon and she joins us now with more.
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Teresa, any idea when rescue crews will be able to go back in to the plant to search again?



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The Feds have been keeping their eyes on New River Castings.
Just last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened three different investigations at the Radford facility.
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The first was in March.
OSHA found the company in violation of federal electrical and wiring standards.
That cost the company 812-dollars in fines.
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Then last summer ... 29-year-old David Gravely (GRAV-lee) almost died.
A 900-pound machine fell on top of him while he was working.
That's part of another investigation, launched last June.
It involves five possible violations and could cost New River Castings nearly 200-THOUSAND dollars.
A third investigation ... opened last fall ... could result in another 12-thousand dollars in fines.
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The parent company ... called Intermet ... is contesting these charges.
A company spokesman did not return our phone call asking about New River Castings' safety record.

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A New Kent County woman is competent to stand trial on charges of killing her infant son by putting him in a microwave and turning it on.
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Elizabeth Otte (OH'-tay) was evaluated to determine whether she is fit to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the death of one-month-old Joseph Lewis Martinez.
The baby was found dead September 23rd in the microwave in the home where Otte lived
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with the child's father, Joseph Anthony Martinez.
Whether Otte was sane at the time of the killing has yet to be determined.

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A four-year-old boy is in serious condition at a Roanoke hospital after a pit bull bit him several times in the face.
The boy, who's from Charlottesville, was visiting relatives in Franklin County. He had to be airlifted to the hospital.
Officials have quarantined the dog, which has had its rabies shots.
The boy's name won't be released until his parents are notified.

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A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off of a runway ending up on a city street in Burbank California.
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Late this afternoon crews managed to move the jet off the street and back onto airport property.
It was a scary time for the passengers and crew last night- The jet barrelled off the end of a runway, slammed through a fence, just missed a gas station- and hit a car-
The woman and her daughter inside were not hurt-
Passengers escaped through the plane's emergency exits.
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Two crew members and several passengers were treated for minor injuries and released.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a toy company isn't just playing around when it comes to hiring laid off textile workers,
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and the presidential candidates make last minute appeals as they try to lock up votes before tomorrow's important Super Tuesday primaries.
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It is the eve of the biggest Campaign Day so far this year- Super Tuesday is just hours away.
Today the candidates are out trying to round up as many last minute votes as they can.
Lee Cowan reports.
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In an effort to come out alive on the other side of Super Tuesday, Sen. John McCain was finding COMFORT in COMPARISONS: professing he was the next Ronald Reagan - while George W. Bush was the next Bill Clinton.
Its an old tactic Bush called low - and one he predicted would backfire on McCain who today, was barely even referred to by name. GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE I'm a George W. Bush Republican. I think somebody better be awful careful to try to compare themselves with a great President called Ronald Reagan.

With less than 24 hours to go from what amounts to a national primary, both GOP candidates are trying to define their niche.
Bush is portraying himself as the candidate who can heal the party, while McCain is trying to prove hes the one thats electable. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Im the only one that can beat Al Gore. Im the only one that can beat Al Gore and you know that.
But a poor showing tomorrow could end his campaign -- unless he entertains thoughts of running either as an Independent, or if invited -- JOINING the Bush ticket as a Vice Presidential running mate - both options McCain has said he would not do.
His underdog colleague, Bill Bradley, is in it even deeper - today making his case before a group not even old enough to vote. BILL BRADLEY, D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Would you please tell all of your parents to vote for me tomorrow, thank you.
It was a quiet reception for a campaign that is quietly considering exiting the national race if he cant win something, somewhere.
His rival, Al Gore is ahead in every poll in every state - and will likely sweep Super Tuesday, although hes not taking anything for granted. COWAN: Tomorrows outcome is as much about the psychological spin as it is the quest for delegates. But in the end, its a numbers game, and numbers are hard to spin. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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A leading internet toy companies is creating jobs for displaced textile workers in Southside.
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One of E-Toys' two distributions centers is located in Pittsylvania County.
Forty percent of its workforce is made up of former textile workers.
It's helping people like James Bacote (Ba-coat), who had to quit his job at Tultex.
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((LORI RIANO/ETOYS SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE, WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED AND SOME WHO WERE LAID OFF IN THE LOCAL AREAS.))
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E-toys currently employees about 90 people. The company hopes to eventually have a staff of more than three hundred.
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Some say it's their number one complaint from constituents.
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But Virginia lawmakers failed to pass any legislation curbing telemarketers this year.
So the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council wants your help-- keeping a log of telemarketing calls this year.
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One lawmaker dramatized the problem with a story of a friend who keeps a cap gun near the phone.
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The log of calls should include the date, time, caller, and product being sold.
The Virginia Citizens Consumer Council wants to collect the logs in November to lobby next year's General Assembly.

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Roanoke's new Arena Footbal League Team is picking up STEAM and after this break, Patrick Evans will tell us it's also picking out some cheerleaders.
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Over the weekend some three dozen women tried-out for the Roanoke Steam's dance and cheerleading squads, to help fire up the crowds for Arena Football.
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As Patrick Evans reports today, several talented dancers made the squad, and he's here with a report.
Patrick, did you choose this assignment yourself?
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Big is the key word in Sports today. Coming up in a few minutes, Mike Stevens will tell us about a BIG basketball tournament coming to our area, and Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer gets some big recognition.
Also on health check,
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we'll meet a woman who is working hard to make sure local nursing homes live up to their expectations.
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The CBS Evening News' "Eye On America" last week focused on elder abuse in nursing homes. The story uncovered a problem with the system: no help for residents. But there is a resource to make sure it never happens. Tonya Flory is here to tell us about it. [2-shot Tonya]
Many people don't realize they're is an advocate for the elderly in nursing homes.
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[GRAPHIC-Nursing Home] The League of Older Americans in the Roanoke Valley employs an ombudsman. She fights for the rights of nursing home residents by putting the power in their hands.
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Mary Simpson travels to nursing homes throughout the region like Pheasant Ridge.
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((I'VE COME TO BRING YOU THIS INFORMATION WHICH HAS TO DO WITH YOUR RIGHTS, AND SO THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE RIGHT WHILE YOU ARE HERE IN THE NURSING HOME.)) [RUNS:09]
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Unlike the once a year inspection by the Virginia Department of Health, Simpson can show up at any time and advises family members to do the same.
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Simpson says too often potential residents or family members don't do any research.
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Some Nursing Home Checks include standing the parking lot and listen to staff comments. Check out the dining room area, stay and eat, also check furniture to make sure it's suitable for elderly residents with incontinence problems. And always look for the required Department of Health survey posted for the public.
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Even if everything checks out, Simpson says the responsibility doesn't end once a family member is moved in.
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((MARY SIMPSON/LOCAL OMBUDSMAN: THAT MEANS ATTENDING CARE PLAN MEETINGS, ASKING QUESTIONS, BECOMING KNOWLEDGABLE YOURSELF ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON WITH YOUR LOVED ONES CARE.)) [RUNS:11]
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[2-shot] You can also pick up the longterm care guide at LOA. It contains information on all the nursing homes in the Roanoke Valley.

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Good evening everyone. The two minute ticker comes to you from outside the Hotel Roanoke.
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Tonight, Tech head coach Frank Beamer will receive the prestigious Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Honor...
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Today, the Big South Basketball conference announced that Roanoke has won the bidding to host the 2001 and 2002 men's and women's basketball tournaments. There were many factors in Roanoke's favor, not the least of which is the fact that the Big South felt that the Roanoke Civic center was a neutral site and the appealing financial package Roanoke put together just two of many positives.
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((WE FELT VERY GOOD ABOUT THE FORE THOUGHT OF WHAT ROANOKE AND RADFORD WILL DO TO SELL TICKETS TO MARKET THE EVENT TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. THE FACILITY, WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE FACILITY. WE THINK IT OFFERS A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY TO THE TOURNAMENT AND A GREAT EXPERIENCE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FANS.))
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Coming up at six, more from the Hotel Roanoke, plus we'll hear from the newly crowned state champs from Roanoke Catholic. Take care everybody. [take a break]

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Finally today, if you've put off making dinner until the last minute and still don't know what to serve, Patrick Evans has a place you might want to visit on the internet.
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((Okay we need to get today's website done in a hurry, because I have to get home and fix something quick for dinner. Fortunately our site can help.
It's over at Busy Cooks-Dot-Com and is loaded with simple and fast recipes for the cooking impaired.
It's not just tasty recipes either, there is advice from experienced chefs and guides to measurement conversions and common substitutions in case you run out of something you need.
If you have a little more time and would like to spend it with your children, check out the themed recipes for kids.


It has such fare as Christopher Robbin's Kabobs and Pooh's Honey Pot Balls.
So even if you're in a big hurry to fix dinner, you'll find a quick stop at our website of the day will be time well spent. Of course you can find it through a link at our home page at WDBJ7-Dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.)) [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]